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Share Our Groundfloor Oceanfront Second Home in Paradise Steps from the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 510 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One Bedroom, One Bath Ground Floor Oceanfront Condo

The views from this recently remodeled and upgraded(April-May, 2013) ground floor OCEANFRONT unit are spectacular, with the clear blue-green ocean vista and radiant sunsets over the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i. Step off your lanai and you are only 25 feet from the ocean where turtles feed in the rocks just steps from the Magic Beach! Located in the Kuleana resort with only seven 2-3 story buildings, enjoy the best of Hawaii with it’s tropical beauty and unsurpassed views. Kuleana is considered one of the most beautiful and impeccably maintained oceanfront properties on West Maui, offering luxurious living in a peaceful, serene setting. Seasonal humpback whale watching is available directly from our lanai using the high power binoculars provided in this unit (or take an even closer look with a Pacific Whale Foundation cruise from Lahaina harbor). In addition to the multitude of sea turtles, other sea life such as dolphins, manta rays, eagle rays and monk seals can be seen right outside your door. The property has two beaches and a sea ladder, all providing easy entry into the crystal clear ocean for snorkeling in the private snorkel cove, surfing, paddle boarding, boogie boarding (yes, the waves are good!), kayaking or simply relaxing in the water. A coral reef exists straight out from the property, enhancing the snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, and boogie board activities. Fishing is also popular from the beaches and the ladder.

This unit was purchased in April, 2013 and completely remodeled as our second home and vacation rental in paradise. All new tropical furniture and decorations have been added to compliment the softly colored walls and insure complete submersion in the Hawaiian experience, with careful attention given to comfort, safety and storage. The top of the line plush firm Cal King bed in the bedroom provides relaxing comfort and support while being lulled to sleep by the distant sounds of the ocean. Although the ceiling fans in the livingroom and bedroom are usually sufficient to pull in the ocean breezes and keep the unit comfortable, the bedroom has a new air conditioner that's large enough to cool the entire 500+ sq ft interior space on those few days in the summer when it's hot and/or humid. The bedroom has ample storage for personal belongings, with a large mirrored closet, mirrored dresser and 15 inch high bedframe to allow storage of large suitcases and extra linens under the bed. The open and well lit bathroom has a large vanity with marble counter/sink and vanity to ceiling mirror, as well as an adjustable makeup mirror. The full size shower with rain glass doors has a built in seat, which together with the ADA compliant toilet provide ease of access for older occupants. The kitchen includes lots of counter space with the built-in island, as well as all the necessary appliances (fridge/freezer, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, toaster, coffee maker, blender), glassware, dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, pots and pans, storage containers and non-perishable foodstuffs for those who want to prepare some of their meals themselves (or at least morning coffee and evening Pina Coladas). There is a small table with two chairs next to the kitchen for inside dining (or working on puzzles or other table based games), but we enjoy most of our meals on the patio table and four swivel/rocker chairs on the lanai. The livingroom has a comfortable queen size sofa sleeper (with 6 inch thick mattress), two swivel rocker easy chairs, coffee table and end tables with adjustable lighting, as well as an entertainment center with an adjustable 40 inch wall mounted HDTV (with premium HDTV programming, WiFi and streaming from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc).

The grounds, nearly 4 acres in size, are second to none on West Maui. They contain a myriad of meticulously manicured, lavish vegetation along with paths on which to stroll the property. There is a large, heat-controlled pool to sun, swim, and relax. Barbeques reside at the ocean’s edge, providing an unsurpassed setting for cooking while watching the sunset. There are a multitude of on-site activities to enjoy, including tennis and shuffleboard and ping pong. The resort lobby has extensive library for your reading pleasure, as well as a concierge for booking your luaus and sightseeing trips.

Why pay the high prices for a room in the popular hotels in Kaanapali, Kapalua or Wailea unless you prefer distant ocean views, crowded beaches and eating every meal at expensive restaurants. Our luxurious Kuleana condo is ideal for anyone who wants to control their budget, activities and privacy to suit their own tastes.



More Details

Kerry and Lynne Nugent
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Kerry and Lynne Nugent

Although we live in the Gold Country of Northern California, we have always thought of Maui as our second home. We met online in 2000 and were married on Maui in 2001, but we're still on our honeymoon. We have three children between us and three precious grandchildren, all of whom live in Northern California. Although not retired, we plan to work less and play more, so what is a better place to do that than on Maui. As an expat from Canada, I have met many Canadians who own property at the Kuleana resort or choose to rent here for their holidays. As relatively new vacation rental owners, we look forward to developing more friendships with guests from around the world who share our passion for this tropical paradise.

Kerry and Lynne Nugent purchased this condo in 2013

Why Kerry and Lynne Nugent chose Lahaina

After a wonderful wedding in Makena, we returned to Maui each October for our anniversary and stayed at a wide variety of complexes and locations on this beautiful island (all rented through VRBO). In 2011, after our youngest daughter was off to college, we rented this unit at Kuleana and immediately fell in love with everything about this property. When we were not able to rent this unit in October, 2012, we rented the condo next door. During our stay, we learned that this unit was in foreclosure and saw this as a sign. We proceeded to purchase this property from the bank and had the opportunity to modernize, furnish and decorate it as our second home. Since we will only be on Maui for 9-12 weeks a year, we wanted to share our wonderful second home with relatives, friends and others who want to experience the best that paradise has to offer.

What makes this condo unique

Although this condo is ideal for couples, we added a very comfortable queen size sofa sleeper for couples with one or two children. Unlike the high priced hotels on Maui, this condo offers a home away from home feeling in a more private setting with all the luxuries you could want while vacationing in paradise. We don't consider this condo a rental, but rather our second home that we wish to share with family, friends and special guests who appreciate a comfortable place to call home while enjoying all of the wonders the island of Maui has to offer. The Kuleana resort is ideally situated in Kahana on the northwest side of Maui, with easy access to great restaurants, championship golf and ocean sports from Lahaina a few miles to the south to Kapalua a few miles to the north. We recommend a rental car while on Maui (with free parking at Kuleana) to take advantage of all the beautiful drives and destinations (as detailed in the guide in our condo) on this tropical island paradise.


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 510 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Well lit open bathroom with large oak vanity and marble sink/counter, vanity to ceiling mirror plus make-up mirror, full size shower with rain glass doors, fully adjustable wand/mount shower head and built-in seat, ADA compliant toilet, new 38 gallon water heater and linen storage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 120 sq ft room with ceiling fan and new 4500BTU quiet air conditioner, plus a new top of the line plush firm Cal King bed, tropical furniture including mirrored dresser, nightstands and lamps and a large closet for clothing and storage. The Cal King bed is on a 14' high frame which provides extra clean linen storage (4 large plastic tubs) as well as room for two very large suitcases, leaving ample room in the closet for guests clothing and our ocean sport supplies (2 beach chairs, 2 boogie boards, 2 snorkel sets) available to our guests. There is also a queen size sofa bed in the livingroom that's great for 1-3 kids, as well as a Pack and Play portable crib that fits next to the king size bed for babies.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
As our second home, we have furnished our condo with top of the line furniture, appliances and decorations to insure it feels like home rather than a rental. When we are not here to enjoy our little slice of heaven, we are happy to share it with family, friends and guests who are looking for more than just a vacation rental.


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Share Our Groundfloor Oceanfront Second Home in Paradise Steps from the Beach
average rating of 4.882353 based on 51 reviews

Perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

The condo was more than we expected. View was fantastic with sea turtles every day and awesome sunsets. We had everything we needed as the condo was well stocked to meet all of our needs.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Drayton Valley, Alberta

6 days in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything you need, it is well thought out for the square footage and you can’t beat being steps from the ocean. We enjoyed swimming and snorkeling daily from the convenience of your backyard! There were turtles sunning themselves on the beach daily and you can spend hours watching them swimming from your lanai.

The owners are amazing to correspond with and have many personal touches at you disposal, from recommended restaurants and activities to binoculars for whale watching.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Ocean Front Property!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the Nugent's condo several times and will continue to do so. The short walk across the lawn from the patio to the beach makes you feel like the ocean is your backyard. We love to read on the patio and sometimes just stare out at the ocean hoping to see the migrating whales.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Amazing place, much better in the ral life. Would come back again and again.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cozy condo. Very clean and well organized. The view from patio is amazing!

We sew many turtles every day. Watched whales and picked up beautiful flowers from the grass next to the condo.

Condo had everything you need, from dishes and sheets, spices, Ziploc's, beach gear. And everything else you have in your own house.

The owners are nice and helpful. It definitely felt like home to us.

Was very sad to leave, if we ever decide to visit Hawaii we would definitely come back here.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Redmond, WA

Great location, amazing views

  • 5 of 5

amazing location and views, I wish it was season for sandy beach near condo

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warning: Roach infested property.

  • 2 of 5

While the location is nice we woke up the next morning to dead roaches as well as live ones literally running across our feet while making breakfast. In addition there was a live spring-baited mouse trap within reach of children. I contacted the owner and tried to be allowed to move out and go elsewhere--our vision of paradise did not include a roach infestation or active mouse problem. The amount he wanted to charge me for one night was exhorbidant--absolutely absurd. This was NOT on a whim and NOT our fault. We spent thousands to fly our family out there. He should have been appalled at the conditions and offered us a much more reasonable option. He did offer another unit that was upstairs--but with kids we've learned that being on the ground floor is much easier so we had found other places to stay but could not afford it due to his ridiculous overcharge for one night. We had to spend the rest of the vacation dodging roaches. Oh--and don't think for a moment this place has real AC. The bedroom is cool enough but if you have people sleeping in the other room--it does not reach there at all. My advice--find somewhere else to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although roaches are a fact of life in the tropics, the Kuleana Resort does regular spraying to minimize their population and we recommend to our guests that they keep opened food in the fridge or in the provided containers to eliminate their food sources (which unfortunately you didn't heed as this unit required extra cleaning after your checkout). We do see an occasional dead roach following a spraying, but have never seen a live one (nor has a previous guest ever told us they saw any live roaches), especially during the day as they are nocturnal creatures. The mouse traps in the water heater closet and behind the garbage bin are there to catch any mice that might get into the unit when the doors are left open (we have seen one mouse in the past 5 years in this ground floor unit). We offered to move you to our third floor condo which was available during your stay but never heard back from you so we thought the issues were resolved. Both of our units have the best possible AC allowed and we have ceiling fans and portable fans to move air through the units on warm summer nights (and we have locking screens on both the front and rear/lanai doors, so these doors can be left open to take advantage of the cool evening breezes).
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Kahului, Maui
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Honoapiilani Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kuleana North and South Beaches
Car: recommended

Enjoy watching whales, turtles and dolphins while sitting on the lanai with a view of Lana'i, Moloka'i and Oahu or relax on the beach under the monkeypod tree 40 feet from the lanai. Located between Lahaina and Kapalua, the Kuleana resort is ideally located close to world renowned golf, restaurants and water activities. A guide to local activities, day trips and restaurants is provided in our condo, based on our experiences over the past 12 years, with activities divided into relaxed, active or extreme and restaurants classified by price (all highly recommended). When staying at the resort to relax by the heated olympic size pool or on the beach, we recommend lunch or dinner from the Okazuya Deli a few block away, where you can get excellent meals at reasonable prices and enjoy them on the lanai. We also recommend a visit to the Farmers Market just down the road every Mon-Wed-Fri morning for fresh papayas, mangoes, coconuts, pineapples and apple bananas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax

Cancellation Policy - All payments will be refunded if unit can be rebooked for reserved time. Funds will be deducted from refund to cover any dates we are not able to rebook.

Ask us about special pricing for calendar gaps (less than 5 days) and late bookings (less than 30 days prior to arrival).

Hawaii State Tax ID Number - W55356218-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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