This is an oceanfront complex in Honokowai located very conveniently between the Kaanapali resorts and the Napili and Kapalua areas. There is shopping, dining, and other beaches in close proximity.
It takes about 30-45 minutes to drive here from the Kahului airport.
1 bedroom with King size bed and 1 bath
Queen Sofa Sleeper
Private Lanai with amazing sunset and island views
Sundeck with excellent whale watching (Seasonal)
Quiet, relaxing and peaceful property
Everything the island has to offer is close by
We are Peter and Sylva from Vancouver, BC. We have traveled to Hawaii for many years and decided to purchase a home away from home here as a place to escape the rain of the West Coast. We hope you love this complex as much as we do.
Michelle York purchased this apartment in 2013
This is a smaller low rise (only 4 stories) oceanfront complex, it is quiet and close to everything such as shopping, beaches, dining, and all that Maui has to offer.
This unit was recently renovated in November 2013 with new kitchen, bathroom and all brand new furnishings.
Michelle was amazing to book and organize this trip with. She made the payment process easy, left detailed instructions and personal contact information to reach her at any time by email or cellphone. She was very hospitable and allowed us early check in early just to drop off our bags and checkout late for our 9pm flight. Hands down great person to rent from!
Unfortunately, When we arrived the unit had not been cleaned. There was no toilet paper, the linens and towels were dirty and left out from the previous renters. We ended up buying supplies and sleeping without linens the first night. Michelle called us the next morning and apologized, waived our cleaning fee and confirmed the cleaners would be in that afternoon.
Tons of positives about this place:
- Close to everything! Groceries, Restaurants, Shops. But in a quiet area
- Free Parking with provided pass
- Full kitchen with everything you need
- Coin laundry on the same floor.
- King sized bed and pull out couch for two
- Tons of beach gear to use! We used the snorkel gear and body boards every day. I think there was beach chairs and umbrellas etc in there too.
- A/C not needed, the balcony screen door is huge and with the bedroom window, front door screen, and fan going we we never hot in the unit.
- Awesome balcony with lots of seating and a great view
- TV with cable, netflix etc Great for staying in one of the nights and just relaxing.
- Free WIFI
- Pool is never busy, didn't see one person in it the whole time we were there. Great for late night swims before it closes at 10pm.
- So close to the ocean you fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the waves.
- Turtles in the water right by the condo complex. We watched at least 6 of them swimming.
The Only Negatives:
- This is NOT a rental for a young couple and friends. ZERO privacy. The bedroom door was broke and could not be closed, and if it could the doors for the bathroom and bedroom are more like closet doors with slats.
- Our initial experience with an unclean unit (I must stress Michelle said this has never happened and she fixed it as quickly as she could)
- There's no beach directly off the condo unit, you need to drive to some of the nicer sandy public beaches where finding parking is always an issue.
This is a lovely condo that is clean and well-stocked with everything you need. The balcony is lovely. I was a bit concerned about no A/C but I was there and July and was perfectly fine since there are winds blowing through and fans in the main rooms. It also gets cooler at night.
What so see is exactly what you get. Really well located for us because it was away from the big hôtels, more in a quiet place, but it was a short distance by car to groceries, beaches (Kanaapali), boutiques of Lahaina, etc. There was a lot of ameneties to bring to the beach and everything was in good condition. The kitchen was full equiped with almost everything you think and need. If something was missing, you could call the manager that would help you quickly. He even recommanded us some place to go out to enjoy great music ! I must say that Michelle was really easy to contact (by email or by phone). She answered quickly to all my questions about the condo or the island (transport).All the informations that she provided me were clear and helpfull. Thank you so much Michelle ! Would definitldy recommend this place and would love to come back again.
Let's begin by saying, everything you see in the picture is what you actually receive. The pictures actually do the rental no justice- it is way better in person. The rental is a 1 bedroom with a sleeper in the living room (with ocean-view). The sleeper was actually very comfortable too. The rental comes equipped with kitchen towels, bath towels, wash cloths, and beach towels. Additional sheets for the sleeper and a blanket & extra pillows. The kitchen comes fully equipped with every dish needed, ranging from strainer, tupperware, pots, pans, measuring cups and etc. There were some seasonings (their condensed/hard) because of the moisture from the ocean being so close. But, they are good to use. There was sugar, flour, olive oil, and pasta. Even alcohol :) Basically, what people can't take home. It gets left. Which was very convenient. We added to the collection too. Upon arrival, you receive a box of macadamia nut chocolate candies. That was very sweet! In addition to all the other amenities, there was snorkeling gear, goggles, beach toys, beach chairs, angry bird game, stroller, and laundry detergent. That was the biggest plus about this location! Was all the extras it has! It was $1.25/load to wash and/or dry. Please be mindful, that you'll have to wash the towels during your visit because of the sand (and it was raining on&off when we were there, so we couldn't air dry on the patio). The grounds was very clean, the pool was nice, and the ocean view. We seen turtles right next to our condo. It was amazing! Only downfall I had about this condo was the shower did not get very hot, it has a limit. Which I love hot showers, but that wouldn't stop me from returning! Also, as a married couple, I must say the doors between the living room and bedroom there is not much privacy, if you have little kids ;) Thanks again Michelle, it was great. We'll be back!
We’ve been back a week and wish we’ve never left your family’s wonderful condo. The place was better than I expected and I was so relieved as soon as we walked in-and it only got better and better from that moment! The condo was very clean and I liked how it was decorated. It was such a nice bonus to see the spices, tea, coffee, sugar, beach chairs, guidebook, etc. The place felt like home, but not like a million people had been there before us!
Some friendly neighbours told us we were lucky to have the beach appear right out front of the building, it was something that only happens for about a week ever few years. Probably one of my favourite things to do was fall asleep on the lanai to the sound of the waves and rustling palm trees at night. The temperature with those trade winds blowing was just perfect.
We will definitely recommend your unit to friends from Calgary or beyond who are looking for the perfect place in Maui. We really loved the location and were glad we weren’t staying in one of those over-crowed hotels.
Thanks again for making it easy on us and for renting your lovely home in Maui.
This apartment is exactly as it shows on the pictures. It is well maintained and full of stuff that you can use. I stayed there for three full weeks and had the best of times (end of march till mid april).
The kitchen is big and very well equipped. You can even find muffin plates there. I would bet that you could cook or bake anything! There is no dinner table inside, but that is not necessary since you can always eat outside on the lanai. Even when it is raining. This apartment is placed on the side where it usually does not rain into. And on Maui it does not really get cold when raining :-)
The lanai was my favorite place of the whole apartment. It is huge! The chairs were really comfortable and the headline does not lie. You CAN see whales from here. I have :-) They are not close, but there are binoculars in the living room that you can use. Have in mind though that whales are only there dez-apr.
I would also like to add that you can use tons of beach stuff. That was not mentioned in the listing or I did not read it. They have great beach chairs with coolers attached, a boogie board, snorkel gear for at least two people, a big cooler, beach bag and toys for the kids. There is no need to bring your own stuff and that way you can save some space for souvenirs. The guide "Maui revealed" 5th edition was also left in the apartment. That is the best guide for Maui by far and that's why you also don't have to bring your own. Personally I also liked the diving map of Maui a lot. Not that I am onto diving, but I love to snorkel and the places where listed as well and it was nice to have a map from Maui like that.
In the beginning I had some problems using the wifi and I got help right away. Later I couldn't fold the hide bed (couch?) and the manager helped me with that. A lot of friendly people around.
I think the apartment is perfect for two people. But even with four people you have enough space since you will be doing a lot on the lanai.
In Honokowai there is not that much to do and it can get windy and rainy so I would recommend this for someone who has a car. Having a car really nice beaches are only a five minute ride away.
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Nov 2 2016 - May 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer / Fall
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Need to send payment to the owner via USD bank draft also except credit card with PayPal but need to add a $25.00 fee for use
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