About the property
- Condo925 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 story 2nd level beach front condo
THE MAKANI A KAI RESORT 'ON THE BEACH' is the smallest resort in Maalaea with only 24 units, and one of only two complexes that have full beach front access. You can't get closer to the Pacific ocean than you can in this bright spacious fully air-conditioned 2nd floor, two story condo. You have breathtaking views of the Maalaea Bay, the grand Haleakala volcano and the sparkling lights of Kihei at night.
Enjoy whales jumping 100 yards off shore during season and beautiful waves breaking on the shallow reef beyond the beach. This condo is conveniently located within walking distances to beach parks, restaurants, shopping and fabulous boating and yachting at the Maalaea Harbor.
It has a bright and cheery tropical island personality with tile floors, an extra large loft master suite with a cal king bed, a queen bed in guest room, air conditioning, free wireless Internet, DVD, cable TV and a well stocked kitchen. Pillows, towels and sheets are provided. There is a private lanai, pool, BBQ and beach side lounges in the sprawling lawn running parallel to the beach just steps from your front door. . Beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels, coolers, body boards, masks, snorkels and fins are all available for your beach excursions. Binoculars are also available for whale watching. Free on site parking and shared laundry facilities
Come enjoy paradise by the beach.
Per HI State Law our Hawaii Tax ID No. is TA-110-915-7888-01
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
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Great condo with spectacular views and great location central to everything
We just returned from our trip to Maui and absolutely loved staying in the condo! Our favorite part was morning coffee on the Lana’i watching all the whales. Morning walks along the beach were great as well. You can walk for several miles and feel like you have the beach all to yourself. The condo is in a great location- perfect for a boat trip out of Maalaea harbor, but also central to both Ka’anapali as well as Wailea. The extra amenities provided were an added bonus - fresh fruit, coffee, and cookies for our first morning ( which was greatly appreciated after a long day of travel). Plus beach chairs and umbrella, cooler, snorkel equipment, boogie boards, etc. You are even providing with quarters to get laundry started if needed! So much more than I have ever been provided when previously renting a vacation condo! We were so sad to leave and I already miss waking up to the spectacular view and the sound of the ocean! Bill and Cris - thanks for providing us with a great stay - we will be back!
Mahalo Elizabeth for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo and hope to see you back soon.
Bill & Cris
Deserves more than 5 stars!
We absolutely loved our stay at Makani a Kai...every detail was thought of and provided, from plenty of hangers and towels, fresh fruit and treats upon arrival, extra bedding, a cooler and beach supplies in the storage closet, and quarters to get your laundry going!! The location is perfect: close to several restaurants, a gas station, and central to all areas of the island. Most importantly, its beachfront position cannot be matched! We watched the sea turtles every morning while drinking our coffee, and the beach itself is the nicest one we found in all of Maui for walking the beach and enjoying the mesmerizing surf. Bill and Cris, thank you so much for sharing such a fabulous vacation rental...we couldn't be happier with every aspect of our stay here!!
Mahalo for the great review Wendy, Wayne and Loren. It was nice visiting with you and I hope you come back soon.
A hui hou,
Our new happy place!
Every detail was to ensure your stay would be remembered on this cozy condo on the bay of Ma'alaea!
We arrived to tropical fruit, coffee and Maui inspired cookies -such a nice surprise!
The whale watching from the balcony and lanai was spectacular!
We will be back soon and definitely stay longer!
Mahalo for the great review Diane. Look forward to seeing you next year.
The location itself is perfect. The beach is right there and we saw whales and turtles each day. A long stretch of lovely beach to walk each morning. The beach was not crowded, has good swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding etc. equipment is located in the condo to use. The condo is located between Kihei and Lahina which gives many options for dining and things to do. There are also a couple of restaurants that you could walk to. We enjoyed breakfast at Beach Bums. The condo has everything we needed, the king size bed and the air conditioning make sleeping at night very comfortable. The second bedroom is great for another couple or kids. The area is quiet, no traffic sounds, the lanai is designed in a way to give privacy from next door neighbors and a perfect view of the beach and sunrise each morning.
Bill thought of everything and he is very easy to work with. The fruit, cookies, coffee and juice he provided for our first morning was welcome as we were tired from our travels. The kitchen has all the utensils we needed - coffee pot, toaster, etc... we enjoyed coffee and fruit on the lanai and a walk on the beach before heading out for the day.
Mahalo for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed our condo. Hope to see you back soon.
A hui hou,
Wonderful Maui Beachside Rental
My wife and I completed four days at this beachside property mid-January. The condominium unit was, in one word, wonderful. The unit was spotless upon arrival, which was an excellent way to start a stay. The condominium complex was small and delightful. The unit was very private and very quiet, due to its top floor location and the angled set-backs to the beach that it fronts. The kitchen was very well equipped. The owner supplied three sets of snorkeling equipment, a beach umbrella, and a cooler, which was very thoughtful. The two bedrooms and living room have separated air conditioners, which are always valuable. One wall has ceiling to floor mirrors which provided more angles of sight to the beach.The TV and WiFi worked just fine. The location of the units is midway between east and west Maui activities. We spent an equal amount of time in Oahu and Kauai during our Hawaiian vacation, but the stay in this unit in Maui was the highlight of our holiday.
Thanks for the great review. We are really happy you enjoyed our condo and hope to see you again.
Bill & Cris
Perfect place for small family!
We just returned from a week stay on Oahu, and one week on Maui. The difference between the experiences was so different! Staying at this condo and getting away from the Waikiki crowds was great. The location is perfect as a home base to go to attractions and activities on each side of Maui.
The condo was very clean, and obviously taken care of. The beds were so soft! The owners stocked it so well that we were never in need of anything. We were traveling with our young kids (5 and 9 years of age) and they couldn’t get enough of the beach and pool there in the complex. They tried the body boards for the first time and loved it. There were even beach toys, chairs and an umbrella!
For any incidentals there were close shops. We walked a few times to the Tradewinds shop, and the employees there were amazingly helpful. We also had great açaí bowls at the general store a bit further down the block. The Maui Ocean Center was close as well. These places were about a 10-14 minute walk with the kids which was great to avoid parking headaches.
Besides the great location and all the amenities you could ask for, the best part was just waking up and going to bed to the sound of the waves. Breakfast on the lanai was just so peaceful. We were always watching for whales, and were able to see some at a distance (Bill supplies binoculars for easy viewing too).
Overall, it was a fantastic experience and we are trying to figure out when we can do it again :)
Thanks for the great review Andrea. We are glad you enjoyed our condo and had a great Maui vacation. Come back and see us again,
A hui hou,
Bill & Cris
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
There will be a charge of $25 per person for more than 4 guests.