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The Best of Mahana - Luxurious Penthouse Studio

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 456 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

As close to the ocean as you can get.

Completely renovated top floor studio. Unmatched amenities: computer in unit, 50' TV with Netflix, Google Home, all the beach gear you need, fully stocked kitchen...

Elegantly decorated, this top (12th) floor studio has been recently renovated- granite counter tops, travertine shower, custom lighting and all new stainless steel appliances. You can't get a nicer condo. It includes everything you need for a fantastic vacation. Inside our condo you'll find a computer for your use, Google Home with Spotify Premium, and a 50' LCD TV with Netflix. Beach gear includes chairs, umbrella, cooler, snorkel gear, deluxe towels, etc.

The kitchen is well equipped- everything you need to cook meals or make snacks.

Amenities include:

» Central air conditioning

» Computer in unit for email, music (Audyssey speakers), web access, videos, etc.

» California King Bed with memory foam topper, quality linens and pillows

» 50” LCD TV

» Free wi-fi

» Free Netflix (provided by owner).

» Google Home with Spotify Premium (provided by owner).

» Two deluxe beach chairs, beach umbrella, cooler, deluxe beach towels and all the beach equipment you might need

» Washer/Dryer in unit

» Free local / US phone calls

» Fully equipped and well stocked kitchen

From the lanai, look for turtles, dolphins and whales swimming by. The view is unparalleled.

See Rate Details below for additional information.

Hawaii State Tax ID: W08272818-01

More Details

Owner
Douglas Hitchman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

Why Douglas Hitchman chose Lahaina

As close to the ocean as you can get. On the top floor with an unsurpassed view.

Amenities

Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 456 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Note the Cancellation Policy in the Rental Agreement. VRBO gived me five choices of which I must choose one. None of them meet my requirements
  • Cancellation: refunds > 120 days = 100% less $50 admin fee > 60 days = 87.5% inside 60 days = 80% if able to rebook less rebooking discount
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Travertine walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Excellent choice

  • 5 of 5

The best thing about Mahana 1202 is the lanai/balcony with table and chairs overlooking the ocean. We spent a lot of time here just enjoying the view. From the 12th floor you might as well be on the bow of the Titanic ... because all you can see is water (and a couple islands ... no icebergs). No one can see you either, so you can sit out there naked if you want. I won't say if we did.

The 2nd best thing is the washer-dryer unit, LOL. So handy to be able to dry your beach towels and wash your sweaty golf/tennis clothes.

The 3rd best thing is the "OK, Google" device, which was pretty good at playing Hawaiian music upon voice command. Or maybe it was the Netflix, which we don't have at home but which enabled us to watch a couple series we were interested in.

The 4th best thing (I may be getting my numbers mixed up here) was all the valuable information Doug provided via email about eating places and activities. We took his advice and went snorkeling at Kaheliki Beach, which was GREAT! Lots of fish. Plenty of snorkeling equipment in the storage box so you're sure to find something to fit.

The 5th best thing is the hot tub on the property. Boy did it feel good after we had been caught in a few rain showers watching the Kapalua golf tournament. Also there is a tennis court, which is in good condition. It is shaded by a large Acacia tree which drops little leaves all over but that didn't seem to cause much problem. It is striped for pickleball also. But for real tennis fun, go the the drop-in doubles at the Kapalua Tennis Garden.

The worst thing about the unit is the overly complicated Cuisinart coffee maker. Finally by the 6th or 7th day we found the right combination of parts for making coffee without getting coffee and grounds all over the counter. The 2nd worse thing is just that the owners have a lot of STUFF. It's a fairly small unit so really not in need of a dozen decorator pillows, piles of serving trays and bowls of shells on every surface. Fortunately there were plenty of empty drawers in the dresser so we STUFFED some of the STUFF in there, which improved the feng shui of the place. The other worse thing is just Maui itself - traffic all the time!, at least in the Lahaina area - just have to allow travel time to get somewhere.

But those are pretty minor defects! And our week at Mahana 1202 was wonderful for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our perfect vacation started here!!

  • 5 of 5

This studio room was perfect for my wife and I. The sunsets were stunning viewing from our private Lani. Doug was very accommodating and accessible. The Mahana is perfectly located next to the boardwalk. Our morning walks were enjoyable. Easy to make a 5-6 mile walk along the beach. The boardwalk ends at the Mahana so you still have some privacy on the beach. Snorkeling is great right out front, saw turtles every day!. You’ll want to book this unit early because it books out quick. Absolutely would and will stay here again. Thanks for everything Doug!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

All the Bells and Whistles!!!

  • 5 of 5

Mahana 1202 is loaded with everything you could be looking for. The weather wasn't great for some of our stay, but this place makes bad weather easier to accept when you can still soak in the beautiful un-obstructed ocean views from the comfort of the bed and patio. The owner provided a lot of really helpful tips, as well as stocked the unit with really useful items like a big waterproof beach bag, towels, tons of snorkeling gear and boogie boards, extra sunscreen, binoculars for sight-seeing, and free wifi. The place itself is located in a really nice building that is conveniently located to good beaches within walking distance or short drives away. You may not be able to lay on the beach directly in front of Mahana (the water level during our stay didn't leave enough space) but it's a short, easy walk to Airport Beach where we enjoyed good snorkeling, and then enjoyed an awesome beachfront dinner at Duke's. We would love to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Incredible view and great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great stay here during our recent trip to Maui. The view is absolutely incredible and the location is perfect for walking along the beach or venturing around the island. Clean condo, comfortable bed, and very informative and helpful host. We would love to return in the future and highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, WA
5

Amazing penthouse condo!!

  • 5 of 5

We came back to Maui to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We stayed in another Mahana unit when we got married here and fell in love with the area. So happy to have found this penthouse studio! It is hard to put in to words how wonderful this condo is....the accommodations, view, and location are the best. It is tastefully decorated and the owners provide everything but food. At Mahana, you are away from the busy/touristy resorts and this condo offers the utmost in privacy. The only thing you hear are the waves crashing. The bed is so comfortable. The only thing that will get you up in the morning is the smell of your coffee brewing and the draw to go sip it out on the lanai. There is a nice pool area which we never found too busy. There were always lounge chairs available by the pool and also on the grassy areas just outside the gate. We preferred the area outside the gate to get more of the ocean breeze. Doug and Elizabeth provide many good food/activity suggestions, but do not hesitate to speak to the locals if you are looking for something in particular. We guarantee that you are not going to want to leave at the end of your stay! We will never book another condo and would likely adjust our dates of travel slightly in order to stay in this one.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We SOOO loved our stay! My husband and I came to Maui to celebrate our 30th anniversary and we're so glad we chose this condo for our 5 night stay! Coming out of the elevator was jaw dropping enough, but walking into our room, I couldn't help but clap with glee. The condo was just as beautiful as I had hoped and the view...it was breathtaking! Our first walk out on to the lanai, we were greeted by sea turtles below us and whales out in front of us. We felt so blessed! What a treat and such a GREAT start to our wonderful stay. Sunsets from the lanai each evening were so enjoyable that we kept cancelling our dinner plans! It truly was a magical stay. We loved the location. So convenient! Doug was wonderful and so helpful. The condo had everything we needed and more. And we so appreciated the 2 sets of binoculars!! No fighting over seeing the whales!!! Thank you, so much for everything. We will remember this trip forever and we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $139

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.