About the property
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1 Bedroom,1 Bathroom. Perfect for a couple seeking romance and relaxation.
Oceanfront west Maui condo!
One of the best oceanfront west Maui condos on a magical island for your perfect vacation
- Oceanfront; unobstructed views and panoramic vistas of sunsets, ocean life, and neighboring islands of Moloka'i and Lana'i
- Top floor premium condo with private balcony for lounging / dining / enjoying the sunshine and the view
- Just steps away from two quiet and idyllic beaches; enjoy sunshine and swimming at the private pool
- Perfect for a relaxing getaway and/or activities: snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding or just lounging in the water with a float
- Incredible wildlife: snorkel with sea turtles; whale watching from the lanai (seasonal)
- Less than 10 minute drive from the best shopping, golfing, restaurants, and nightlife on the island
- Or, just stay 'home' at your Aloha Paradise and grill your own dinner while watching the sunset on another perfect day in Maui
This is a beautiful one-bedroom condo on the highly-desirable leeward part of north-west Maui. One of the few units at this resort property that can boast of a completely unobstructed ocean view. In fact, this ocean-front property showcases panoramic vistas of the islands of Moloka'i and Lana'i, while offering guests regular rainbow sightings, as well as magical sunsets every night of your stay. Indeed, with the location just steps -- yes, steps -- from the shoreline, you can also enjoy seasonal whale watching and year-round turtle sightings, right from your balcony (or you 'lanai' as it is called in Hawaii).
Enjoy both sunrise breakfasts with excellent Kona coffee and breath-taking sunsets with a glass of champagne right on the lanai of this condo. Or, if you prefer, take a stroll along our beautifully-landscaped and lush grounds, highlighted at dusk by tiki torches, to experience Maui's famed and fabulous sunsets with that special someone. During the day, enjoy the sunshine sitting next to the pool, or try snorkeling at one of the two idyllic beaches accessible to the left and right of the turtle-friendly property shoreline.
Inside this premium unit, everything you need is available -- from kitchen ware to towels and linen. The kitchen and bathroom are highly upgraded with granite counter-tops and tile flooring; the air-conditioned bedroom and main living area (with pull-out couch if you’re bringing a 'keiki,' which is Hawaiian for child) are tastefully decorated in keeping with contemporary times. Outside the condo, the amenities are plentiful, including a large swimming pool, tennis courts, private snorkeling area, numerous barbecue areas, beautifully landscaped grounds, and free parking (along with on-site laundry facilities if you care to stay a good long while).
This condo is situated in a highly-sought west Maui location -- in Honokowai with Lahaina and Ka'anapali directly to the south and Napili and Kapalua minutes away to the north. There is convenient access to amenities, shopping, restaurants, beaches, and major thoroughfares just a stone's throw away. As an added bonus, there are no high-rise buildings close by to create 'visual pollution' in the immediate area.
There are many ocean view condos out there, but there are few exceptional ocean front options that tick every box in the beach lover's list. If you’re looking for a magical getaway, you will never forget the wonderful time you will spend here. This one is the Good one' (as attested by the many repeat guests in the rental program for this premium vacation condo) - don't miss out!
As we say in Maui: 'Maui no ka oi' or Maui is the best!
Dr. Denise Coleman
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- May 11, 2018
About Dr. Denise Coleman
Aloha! I am a professional who works hard and plays hard. I work part of the time on the mainland but this property is my Maui home! Even when I am not in Hawaii, I make it a point to 'practice Aloha' and I hope that I can extend that 'Aloha spirit' to you!
Why Dr. Denise Coleman chose Honokowai
This condo is not simply a rental property to me. When I am not working, this is where I spend my life. I think it is a perfect piece of Aloha Paradise. I love the idea that it can be shared with other people who also appreciate the unique peace, tranquility, charm, and beauty of Maui -- and OF COURSE -- the Hawaiian Aloha spirit.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The pictures in the post are great but trust me, they don't do this place justice. The condo sits right above the water with views of Lanai and Molokai. It is plenty spacious for two and maybe a third person. We really liked having a kitchen and a BBQ. We went to Times Supermarket down the street and picked up food for the week to save a little money from dining out. The location is outstanding. You can swim and snorkel in the water at the resort or you can make the short drive to Kapalua. Make sure to hit up Boss Frogs for snorkels and fins. Fins are a must. They just make the snorkeling experience more enjoyable since you can cover more area much easier. We highly recommend Kapalua but try to go pretty early as parking fills up quickly. Maui brewing company is walkable and has a great selection of beers. They also serve food.
Turtles - For reference, our trip was in early April. We did see some whales but sea turtles were everywhere. They were on the sand and in the water. In the water they tend to come out of nowhere and scare the crap out of you. Haha! For us, it was mainly scary because of the warnings to keep your distance at least 10 feet from the turtles. Apparently that warning is only for us people because the turtles certainly do not keep their distance. Jokes aside, the sea turtles will swim near you. Enjoy their presence.
We highly recommend staying here.
Steve and LL
Great week in Maui - super location.
The Kuleana resort is a lovely, quiet place. We enjoyed the views of the turtle santuary from the lanai and whale sightings were an evening occurrence! Sunsets were amazing!
Some adjacent residents seem to be very noise sensitive - they don’t seem to appreciate the transient renters. Our impression is that this is an older community of retired people. It worked fine for us - that’s just our impression. The grounds were very pretty and immaculately kept.
The unit was very adequate and comfortable but not as updated as we thought it would be. It was nice to be able to make simple meals here rather than going out all the time.
We enjoyed walking down to Bad Ass coffee in the mornings and the Farmers Market is a great spot to pick up something yummy to eat.
Overall we really enjoyed our week on Maui! A cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation and an island tour with Maui Air really topped it off!
If we come back, we will probably opt for a unit closer to a beach. But we would recommend this unit at Kuleana.
I am really happy that that these guests enjoyed their stay at my condo which is geared towards guests who are looking for a quiet, idyllic, and quintessentially charming Hawaiian experience.
As I tell all my guests before they sign off on the House Rules, this is not the type of venue for folks wanting a "Spring Break" scene. Likewise, when you opt to book via VRBO at a condo, you're renting from an owner, which means that there very likely are full time residents who live on propperty.
I want to make a point of clarifying the guest's claim that they would opt for a unit closer to the beach. This IS a beach front / water front. Let me emphasize that again: It is OCEAN FRONT. The photos are self explanatory. The condo is located in the center bank of units that have the most clear ocean front views of all the units on property. Access to the beach is only a few steps away, to the south or north (left or right). Literally, a handful of steps either way.
The value of being in the center bank is that you have the best views of the ocean and without the direct beach traffic right in front. This is the type of unit suited to guests who go to Hawaii for the view and also value their privacy.
It might be helpful to also note that, as with all beaches in this part of Maui, the amount of actual sand on the beach is determined by nature. So if a big winter storm blows through, the sand may be washed away. Nature takes care of replenishing the sand over the course of the ensuing weeks.
I've had engagements, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries celebrated at my little piece of paradise and I encourage all guests to come to Maui and enjoy the Aloha experience.
We really enjoyed this condo for our stay. The Lanai was very nice to enjoy the view (turtles in the water) and great for eating outdoors. It was small but sufficient for 2 adults. The kitchen was well stocked and had just about everything you need to make a great dinner. The condo has all the extras like nice TV and stereo but be careful with the notice as security will come and tell you to turn it down. The Owner of this condo is very nice to deal with. She was very understanding and accommodating with all our arrangements. She even went above and beyond to help us plan our vacation by giving us tips on the places to eat, shop and tour. We really appreciated that as it was less stressful then having to look everything up ourselves. Very enjoyable stay in Maui and would definitely plan a trip back one day. Enjoy!!!!
Thanks so much for your positive feedback about our little piece of Aloha Paradise. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful stay and we'd love to have you back. Warm regards to you!
View & Location
We absolutely loved this condo, the location, and the intimate atmosphere at the Kuleana. This condo, in particular was just about as close to perfect as any place we have ever stayed. The size was perfect, the place was so well stocked with everything we needed, and the view, well, that defies description. I couldn't pull myself away from the lanai every night as the sun went down. And we got to snorkel with turtles everyday! The tropical breezes blow through the unit, and make for incredibly restful nights. There is a fresh fish market down the street, as well as a farmers market, both within walking distance. We had fresh mahi-mahi and Ono on the property grills every night. it has a great sense of community as other tenants come down to cook their dinner as well. The owner is incredibly responsive, and does everything she can to make everything go smoothly. This place is a find, and one we plan to return to.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our little piece of paradise and that you were able to appreciate all the "little things" that contribute to the magic of this place! This is exactly how one savors the sweetness of a vacation in Aloha Paradise. Come back any time -- you were terrific guests and we'd be utterly thrilled to have you stay again!!
The view is everything!
This is a great complex...well kept, quiet, beautiful grounds and friendly staff. We came here from Kauai where we had a very roomy one-bedroom. This unit is small in comparison and when we walked in I was a bit disappointed. But the unit grew on me. The view cannot be beat. It is beautiful! It was very hot and muggy when we were there and the air conditioner in the bedroom was a blessing for sleeping. It was clean and we had plenty of towels and linens. My only complaint is that it has 1 small sofa (no chairs) and no dining room table (other than on the lanai). We had 2 stools and a high table inside for eating which was not really comfortable. We either ate on the lanai or at the sofa area. This is not a unit for more than 2 people . It appears that all of the units are small here. Kitchen is small (basically in the living area) and the appliances are old. But it worked for us and we would consider this unit and this complex again in a heartbeat...like I said it grew on us! The pool is really nice and clean. The are ample barbecues to use. There were lots of turtles that we could see from our lanai. The beaches in front of the unit are small but really nice. Please note that there is no elevator on the premises and this unit is on the 3rd floor so if you have any disability this complex would not be for you. There is a cooler there as well as a few beach chairs and 2 umbrellas although one of the chairs was broken as was the "good" umbrella. The owner was really helpful ...we had absolutely no issues.
As the owners of the condo, we have been very fortunate to have excellent guests who, to a person, enjoyed staying at our little piece of paradise in Maui. We are always very happy to have positive feedback and we welcome our repeat guests with enthusiasm.
For the general interest of readers, I do think it might be useful to add a few clarifying comments --
In the rental contract, and in our verbal or written communication with potential guests, we are explicit about the fact that we only book to parties of two, noting that the condo is not set up for larger parties. We also note in the description of the condo that it is located on the third floor so that potential guests are aware of that fact. The third floor has the benefit of total privacy and the vistas are far superior to those on the ground floor -- so it is really a matter of what works for the individual guest. In the condo, the photographs on the VRBO website are self-explanatory so the viewer should be able to see clearly the layout of the condo; in the write-up, the number of seats in the main living room is specified. Additionally, there are several beach chairs for guest use - ranging from light and portable to larger and more comfortable. Finally, we regularly check the beach equipment inventory and replace broken items -- this is a common problem for umbrellas in Hawaii due to the trade winds and, of course, beach equipment tends to suffer more from wear and tear and so it has to be replaced over time.
That all being said, we are thrilled that all our guests say they would love to come back. It goes without saying from our end that we'd love to have them back. In the end, we take great joy in sharing our Maui home with other couples who also appreciate the splendor and beauty of the Hawaiian islands.
Warm regards !
Wonderful Week in Paradise
This condo is everything you see, the location is awesome as well as the facility and staff. You could not ask for a better spot on West Maui for your next trip. The owner takes great pride in communication and making sure your trip meets all your expectations. I would highly recommend this condo and condo complex for your next trip to Maui.
The Jenkins Family March 27th -April 4th 2014
We are always thrilled when we have guests who also appreciate our little piece of paradise. It is even better when you have "model guests" like you two! As ever, we would love to have you back just as we would love to share our condo with future guests who also appreciate the splendor of the Hawaiian islands.
This is a beautiful one-bedroom condo on the highly-desirable leeward part of north-west Maui, at one of the most sought-after resorts in the area. With a completely unobstructed ocean view and the shoreline just steps away, you can enjoy seasonal whale watching and year-round turtle sightings right from your 'lanai'. Inside the condo, all amenities are provided from Internet access to flat-screen television and DVD; there is also a full kitchen for your use and an air-conditioned bedroom in this fully-upgraded condo. Outside, ocean-facing grills are available for guest use. There is also a rock jetty from which guests can access a prime snorkeling ocean area with turtles and rich marine life to be seen. The oceanfront area of the resort is suitable for surfing, paddle boards, and boogie boards when the waves permit. The pool is available for use by guests along with tennis courts. A grocery store, convenience shop, coffee shop, take out deli, fresh fish market, as well as a farmer's market are all available within walking distance from the condo. Excellent cafes, restaurants, and nightlife are also located just minutes away. Surfboard, boogie board, and snorkeling equipment rentals are to be found nearby. As an added bonus, there is free parking on site. Finally, while Maui is one of the safest places on earth, guests can sleep well at night knowing that this resort provides on-site security.
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