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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 510 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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, Moloka'i and Oahu. 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 there own tastes.

NOTE 1: IF THIS CONDO IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE DATES YOU WANT, PLEASE TRY VRBO 735379, WHICH IS A THIRD/TOP FLOOR UNIT RIGHT ABOVE THIS ONE (718 KULEANA).

NOTE 2: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR 2 CONDOS FOR EXTENDED FAMILIES, WE OWN BOTH 702 AND 718 KULEANA WHICH CAN BE RENTED TOGETHER IF AVAILABLE.

More Details

Owner
Kerry and Lynne Nugent
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

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 West Maui

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.

Amenities

Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 510 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Share Our Groundfloor Oceanfront Second Home in Paradise Steps from the Beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta
5

Couldn't be happier

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I couldn't get over how happy we were with this condo. Some of our favourite things about this property:

1. The view is UNBELIEVABLE. The pictures don't do it justice.

2. The beach is a 30 second walk from the patio! No water shoes necessary!

3. We saw so many sea turtles. They swim right by you in the ocean!

4. The bed is crazy comfy

5. Really nice shower (something I find lacking in a lot of rentals by owners)

6. Easy check in and check out process

7. Kerry and Lynne send you a list of their favourite places to eat and visit

8. Amazing sunsets!

9. Everything you could ever want is there: towels, snorkeling equipment, boogie boards! You don't need to bring anything.

Overall, you really feel like you're staying in a 5-star resort.

Some things to note:

1. The property is around 45 minutes from the airport and 40 minutes to an hour away from the Road to Hana, Haleakala, Paia, etc. Having said that, I don't think this should deter you from the booking property at all. We did the drive every day and did not regret it. The scenery is beautiful and the roads are fun to drive.

2. Be careful how you park. Even though you are warned not to take up two parking spaces, if your car tire is even millimeter on the line (not over, but on) you will get a warning and potentially a fine. The parking spaces are TINY so heads up!

I highly recommend this property. You can tell that the owners take a lot of pride in it and go out of their way to make sure you have a great time. We had such a wonderful time I actually teared up when we had to leave!

A big thank you to Kerry and Lynne!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Close to paradise

  • 5 of 5

We did enjoy our week at this condo. It is well stocked in the kitchen, bath and beach equipment department. The complex is very nice...beautiful pool, friendly staff and well maintained grounds. The sunsets were very nice and most nights a gentleman would blow his conch shell right in front of our lanai. We also looked forward to seeing the turtles, daily, on the nearby beach. We miss it already!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely perfect location steps from a quiet beach with turtle on or swimming close to shore.

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped; fast Wifi and no need to bring water toys; they are equipped for all ages including snorkel gear and beach towels!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Condo and Experience

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to stay. Very clean condo, steps from the beach. The condo had everything we needed. The bed was large and comfortable. My kids slept on the pullout Queen couch and it was surprising comfortable. Every time we had a question, Kerry would get back to us within minutes. Truly an amazing place. We've stayed at the Kuleana Club 5 times over the years and this has been our favorite condo.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elverta, Ca
5

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and very well-equipped loved staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a splendid vacation!

  • 5 of 5

1. We traveled in Jan 2017.

2. Four in our party, made of myself, the wife, the baby (7 months old), and the nanny (aka, my mom).

The Owners:

1. Kerry was very responsive and did get back to me confirming my booking within 24 hours.

2. Upon being accepted, Kerry sent me extremely helpful documents that he and Lynn have curated over the years. These include over 10 day trip plans, and recommendations for attractions and food covering literally the whole island! I had slacked some on getting my planning in order, and these documents were so valuable!

3. I had to reach out to Kerry on a couple small items while in the condo, and he responded promptly and with an urgency.

The Condo

1. Very clean. Nicely appointed. comfortable furniture...:)

2. Excellent location just north of the popular Ka'anapali Beach. We pretty much traveled the whole island except for the southwest area, and found this location to be perfect for our day trip needs, even with a baby.

3. My mother has back problems at times, but found the couch bed comfortable enough, most nights she actually just slept on the couch without opening the bed.

4. It really is a beautifully maintained resort property.

Beach, Ocean, & Wildlife

1. I saw turtles on the beach or a nearby beach or in the surf EVERY DAY, as I stood on the condo’s patio. When I saw one in the surf, I often went down to the beach and snorkeled with the turtle for a bit. Super fun.

2. During our stay, one only needed to cast their eyes on the horizon for a minute, and they would likely be rewarded with a whale sighting. They are that active and numerous. I saw breaches and tail slaps daily.

3. The beaches were washed away by a huge wave a week before we arrived, but they were brought back somewhat during our stay. Not much you can do about the ocean…but in any case, there are awesome beaches just minutes away.

Things we did:

1. A massive day trip including Sunrise at Haleakala, followed by the Road to Hana. We left the condo at 3:45am, and with driving the speed limit (but not slower) we arrived at the summit at 6:25am. Plenty of time for the 7am sunrise. We downloaded a Gypsy Guide app on our phone for $4.99, which was literally the best $5 I ever spent. It narrated the entire Road To Hana and back with great facts and tips on when to stop.

2. Maui Ocean Center. Worth. Every. Penny.

3. Captain Steve’s Whale Tour. We had a great time!

4. Nakalele Blowhole. Worth the short 40 minute drive from the condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Kahului, Maui
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kaanapali
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Honoapiilani Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Numerous
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.

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Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Value Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$205
 
 
Humpback Whale Season
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Spring Season
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$205
 
 
Value Season
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
Humpback Whale Season
Dec 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$245
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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