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Honua Kai | BIG 1st Floor lawn~Konea 142 ~1 min to Pools/Beach! Quiet & Private!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,230 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Gorgeous ground floor condo is a HUGE 2 bed/2 bath with private lawn/garden.

My name is Trevor Alt and this is KONEA 142. Aloha and welcome to the KING of the GROUND FLOOR two bedroom, two bath condominium homes at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa!

Pool maintenance - 2 of 3 pools will be closed 9/18-10/25, 1 will remain closed till 11/18.

2017 rates lowered!

Honua Kai was rated the #3 resort in the entire state of Hawaii by readers of Conde Nast Traveler!

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! This private oasis is located on the BOTTOM FLOOR of the quiet NORTH side of the Konea tower - the Northern of Honua Kai's 2 condominium towers - far away from the Westin property SOUTH of Honua Kai's Hokulani tower. You can't be farther from the noise and activity and you won't see or hear it! There simply isn't a better location in the Honua Kai resort.

*When you inquire, I'll email a resort map so you know where you'll be at Honua Kai. It is VITAL to compare my location to other units.

Please click on the video icon in the pictures for a VIDEO TOUR of my condominium home and the resort.

My cancellation policy is incorrectly stated by VRBO as no refund. Please see my description below for my cancellation/refund policy.

EXTRAS: 1) 65 inch 4k UHD Samsung Smart TV (not shown in pictures). 2) Playstation 4 with games. 3) Upgraded FAST WIFI - new AC wireless router. 4) Netflix service for streaming movies on my account or yours on all 3 TVs. 5) Upgraded memory foam mattress for the sleeper couch makes it very comfortable. 6) A comfortable padded lounge chair for sunbathing on our own private lawn while keeping an eye on your kiddos!

Enjoy the wide open spacious feeling with 11 foot vaulted ceilings ~ only on the GROUND FLOOR ~ and 1,230 square feet of interior living space. You get 2 master suites and an open living and dining room and kitchen floor plan. Oversized custom glass doors OPEN THE ENTIRE WALL to a BIG lanai with outdoor dining and lounging furniture, bordering your own private lawn area. You get 420 MORE SQUARE FEET of furnished outdoor living! From there it is a short one minute walk down a beautifully manicured grassy walkway to the 3 pools, beach, gas BBQ area with Viking grills, and Duke's Restaurant and Bar. I have installed a KEYED lock on the lanai door for secure access.

Surrounded by beautiful tropical landscaping, the back yard is the most private at Honua Kai due our unique location on the Northern border of the resort with a fence hidden by a hedge providing ultimate privacy. Quickest access to the beach, pools, Viking gas BBQs, and Duke's Restaurant. You may also choose to walk out the front door of our condo which is situated right by the door to the interior courtyard. From either entrance, you reach all of the stunning outdoor attractions of this gorgeous resort faster than everyone else staying at Honua Kai - they have to take the elevator! You'll only use the elevator to get to the underground parking garage faster than anyone else. Our GROUND FLOOR location is so convenient for hanging out at the pools or beach to pop into your own condominium to use the bathroom, freshen your drinks, have a snack, or grab some of the provided snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, or beach chairs! Right around the corner in our building is Whaler's General Store, the GYM for an invigorating workout with weights and cardio, and the adjacent SPA offers treatments for indulgent pampering. You deserve it!

Honua Kai is the newest and most exciting resort in West Maui, with our luxury Konea tower completed in 2011. It offers all the conveniences of home and all the amenities of a world class resort and spa. It is beautifully landscaped with lush tropical gardens and swaying palms. Enjoy all the features of the 3 naturally landscaped pools, 4 hot tubs, 10 Viking gas BBQs, restaurant and coffee barista / delis, convenience stores, and the world famous Ka’anapali North Beach just steps beyond. There is a reef right in front of the resort, great for snorkeling with the turtles. Enjoy walks down the boardwalk, past Black Rock with its world famous cliff jumping and snorkeling, down to Whaler’s Village with all its wonderful shops and restaurants. Tommy Bahama, Lululemon, and much more!

Come experience my Aloha and pride of ownership! You don't pay extra for a management company's cut - that means you get a better experience and more value for your money. I am the owner and I go out of my way to earn your loyalty. (See my reviews) It is my goal that this will become your Maui home for many years to come!

WHY choose my Ground Floor Unit Konea 142 at Honua Kai:

- Ultimate ground floor convenience with the front and back doors located one minute away from the pools, beach, BBQ area, Whaler's general store, gym, spa, Duke's Restaurant, and elevator to parking garage. Back lanai door has a keyed lock!

- Extra high 11 foot ceilings (ONLY ON THE GROUND FLOOR), spacious lanai with dining/lounging furniture and your own private lawn.

- Lanai “glass wall” door expands living area, the ENTIRE WALL opens wide for seamless indoor/outdoor living.

- Peek view of the Pacific ocean from the lanai/garden - which itself is 420 square feet.

- Most private and quiet location within resort with tropical landscaping around your lawn.

- luxurious high thread count sheets!

- What you see here is what you get! (vs. hotel/Intrawest booking gives no choices on the exact unit to stay in) These pictures are of my unit.

- You'll be personally greeted with Aloha by my on island concierge Michelle.

WHAT my unit offers:

• Fully equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art Bosch appliances and granite slab counter tops.

• Rare garbage disposal installed - you won't find one in other Honua Kai condos.

• Spacious bathrooms with separate tubs, glass door showers and double granite slab vanities.

• A king size bed in each bedroom suite (one of which can be split into 2 twins).

• A queen sleeper sofa with upgraded memory foam mattress in the living room.

• Flat screen HD TV’s in every room - EACH has a DVD/CD/Blueray player and lots of movies for all ages. Streaming movie service also provided free.

• Free - latest technology living room router wireless AC internet for the fastest WIFI and best signal strength. WIFI service throughout the resort also included.

• Free cable and telephone with free long distance to US and Canada.

• Beach towels and additional linens & towels provided.

• Rates that are 20% TO 30% OFF INTRAWEST MANAGEMENT RATES and all the SERVICE you'll need for a great getaway, with all these included pluses you DON'T get from INTRAWEST:

• Quality Boogie Boards.

• Several sets of Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, and fins).

• Tommy Bahama beach chairs.

• Tommy Bahama beach umbrella.

• Portable rechargeable bluetooth wireless stereo speaker system for indoors or to take with you.

• Plenty of good quality cooking and serving utensils including BBQ tools and coolers.

• FAMILY FRIENDLY - Pack & Play portable crib, 2 bed bumpers, portable high chair / booster, kid's dishes & sippy cups.

• HUGE 65" 4K Samsung Smart TV with movies and PS4 with games!

ABOUT Honua Kai:

- Honua Kai is the newest luxurious beachfront 'condo-tel' in West Maui (completed in 2011).

- Honua Kai rated the #3 resort in the ENTIRE STATE of Hawaii by readers of Conde Nast Traveler!

- Honua Kai resort and spa has received AAA's coveted and rare 4 Diamond award.

- On-site restaurants, poolside food & drink service, valet & bell service, concierge, beach activities desk, 24-hour fitness center, full service spa, 10 poolside Viking gas BBQ grills just steps from our unit.

- 3 themed pools in the massive aquatic playground! Intimate/quiet/adult pool, a larger infinity edge pool and, a massive central pool with 120 foot water slide, 2 waterfall grottos, a shallow sandy bottom area for kids.

- 4 hot tubs.

- Snorkeling and swimming with turtles and tropical fish, over the reef right in front of the resort.

- The boardwalk along the beach leads to Black Rock and Whaler’s Village with its wonderful shopping and restaurants. My wife loves her morning runs on this oceanside path.

- Located on world famous Kaanapali Beach, ranked one of the top 5 beaches in the world.

- Enjoy whale watching and amazing sunsets from the resort, as well as views of neighboring islands Lanai and Molokai to the West and the West Maui Mountains to the East.

- Non-smoking.

• $15 daily Parking fee (self park or valet). $20 housekeeping charge for extra linens for groups larger than 4. No "hidden" fees.

Walk across the street to a shopping center including:

- Times supermarket (open till 2 am).

- 'Best Coffee in Maui' cafe. Serves good Shave Ice too!

- Pizza Paradiso (+ serves gelato, kebabs, etc.).

- Subway Sandwiches.

- Soup Nutz's (superb fresh soups) & Java Jazz Bar & Grille with Live Music.

- Nachos Grande mexican restaurant.

- Slappy Cakes (Fun! Cook your own custom pancakes on a griddle at your table).

My availability calendar is always up to date and I always respond promptly to my guests!

There are many choices at the Honua Kai Resort and Spa. It is CRUCIAL for you to know EXACTLY what you are PAYING FOR, to ensure that you are happy with the accommodation you reserve. Be absolutely SURE you have A SPECIFIC CONDO NUMBER shown on a resort MAP to ensure the outcome of your reservation decision. Be certain that you receive photos of THE EXACT condo you are booking. ACCEPT NO LESS!! THESE PHOTOS ARE OF MY CONDO. My condo has the most convenient ground floor location on the quiet and private North side of the resort and offers the best VALUE and best OVERALL EXPERIENCE available at Honua Kai. When you inquire I will email you some resort maps to orient you within the resort and you'll see what I mean when you compare my location to other condos.

Note: I am not always able to accept bookings even when dates appear available. It depends on the gap days it creates.

*ignore the minimum stay if your stay fills a calendar gap* Please inquire

More Details

Trevor Alt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Trevor Alt

My name is Trevor Alt and I am a 48 year old father of a 15 year old daughter, Rachel. In April of 2013, on Kaanapali Beach by Honua Kai I married Toddi, the woman of my dreams, and enlarged my family to 6 with her and my 3 stepsons that are 13, 15, and 17. I practiced law in California for 10 years and still hold an inactive membership to the California Bar, but I have been a career firefighter for the Reno Fire Department for nearly 14 years. I am a fitness and health nut and I exercise religiously. The better to drag you out of a burning building with, my dear. I enjoy cycling, weightlifting, and water and snow skiing, and have completed an xterrra sprint triatholon and a half marathon. When I was a young attorney, I starting saving as much as I could and since then I have invested carefully but aggressively with the goal of living in Hawaii someday. Purchasing this property at incredible Honua Kai is a big step toward achieving that goal. When I move to Maui full time I hope to learn to kiteboard and also hope to revive my long dormant golf swing. In the meantime, I will continue my success as a vacation rental owner and manager by exceeding my guests' expectations and delivering a superb luxury vacation experience every time! See my guest reviews here and for my Incline Village North Lake Tahoe vacation home (VRBO #367619).

I normally respond to all inquiries in less than an hour. If I don't immediately respond to your inquiry (within a few hours), there may be a delay in VRBO's messaging system. Either that or I am making an aggressive interior attack on a structure fire. ;)

HAWAII TAX IDs GE-003-658-9568-01 & TA-003-658-9568-01.

Trevor Alt purchased this condo in 2014

Why Trevor Alt chose West Maui

I've been visiting West Maui all my life and the Honua Kai Resort & Spa is the most luxurious resort ever built here. My family became hooked on the convenience of the ground floor when we traveled here to get married in April 2013 so when this ideal property became available I pounced! We love Duke's Restaurant and the aquatic playground - our kids never want to leave the resort. I love the grand luxury of the Honua Kai Resort and Spa - I feel like a KING when I come here!

I chose this GROUND FLOOR unit on the North side of the Konea tower at the Honua Kai resort because it is quiet and peaceful here yet it's the most convenient to all resort amenities. We don't look across a courtyard into someone else's unit (like the inner courtyard units) and we aren't next to an unfinished resort (like the South facing units in the Hokulani tower). I believe that my combination of ground floor convenience, HUGE living area, and location in the resort offers the best experience and the best value available at Honua Kai, which is the best resort in West Maui. I always try to get a lot for my money and I know my guests want value too - here it is my friends!

Maui voted best place to visit in U.S 22 years in a row!

Maui was named the best place to visit in the U.S. according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. 'Maui is not nearly as large as the Big Island, nor is it as small as Lanai, as bustling as Oahu or as quiet as Kauai,' the news release said. 'For many Hawaii vacationers, Maui is just right - offering a taste of just about everything the Aloha State has to offer, from impressive wildlife to intriguing history and culture. While on a visit here, you can shimmy alongside professional hula dancers, golf along coastal fairways, snorkel alongside five different types of sea turtles or simply lounge along some of Hawaii's most notable beaches.'

Maui again tops Conde Nast's list of Best Islands in the U.S and the top destination in the world as voted by travelers.

What makes this condo unique

My favorite aspect of our second home at Honua Kai is the amazing ground floor convenience! I've installed a keyed lock for the Nana doors for secure back door access. Everything is so close and easy to get to from our condo. From the moment I first walked into Honua Kai I was floored by the uncompromising commitment to quality and attention to detail. We love the huge aquatic playground and the beach and ocean, and I could eat all my meals at Duke's! Ono grinds! My favorite feature of the condominium itself is the custom glass Nana doors that allow you to open the entire wall and seamlessly integrate the tropical outdoors into our vacation home. I also love the vaulted ceilings that you only get on the ground floor.

A new beach-side boardwalk accommodates walkers and joggers for miles of spectacular ocean views and the nearby Islands of Lanai and Molokai. It's a mile and a half walk South from Honua Kai to Black Rock, under two miles from Honua Kai to Whaler's Village. At Honua Kai you are on the world famous Ka'anapali Beach but well away from the crowds that you'll sometimes find in the more densely populated area South of Black Rock.

Our unit is great for 2 couples since each gets a bedroom suite with its own bathroom with a large living area between.

Our unit is also wonderful for families or other groups up to 6 (such as my family) since the second bedroom can be made up with 2 twins and the sleeper couch is queen size. I've upgraded the sleeper couch mattress to a two layer mattress with a firm layer of foam under a layer of memory foam. For his birthday our son Colby asked for and now has the same mattress for his bed at our home in Nevada.

I've made the unit very 'kid friendly' with a pack n' play portable crib, 2 bed bumpers, a Fisher Price portable high chair / booster seat, sippy cups, Playstation 4, and 3 DVD/Blueray players. I have about 35 kids DVD's and about 30 'regular' movies for grownups to enjoy on one of the three DVD players.


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • INSTANT BOOKINGS must begin the day another guest checks out OR end the day another guest checks in or they will by rule be CANCELLED by owner Trevor.
  • Owner Trevor frequently approves reservations that do not conform to the above rule regarding INSTANT BOOKINGS. Inquire - Trevor wants your business!
  • No free cancellations, but owner Trevor's actual cancellation policy is not "no refunds". See notes section of rates for cancellation/refund policy.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath has the toilet in a own separate room. 2 sinks.
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Doors to kitchen and bedroom. 2 sinks. Sep shower / bath.
  • Each bathroom has a double vanity, separate tub and shower, and hair dryer. The showers have dispensers with body wash, shampoo, and conditioner.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master suite #1 - 1 king
    Master suite #2 - 1 king , King bed can be separated into 2 twin beds on request.
  • Luxurious sheets! 37 inch TV in guest bedroom, 44 inch in master bedroom, 65 inch Samsung 4K Smart TV in living room with Playstion 4 and games, master closet with in suite safe, dresser, and 2 nightstands with lamps. Each of the 3 TVs in the condo has its own BlueRay / DVD Player and I have a collection of DVD movies for all ages, including the first 3 seasons of Game of Thrones. High speed AC WIFI internet in the unit means you can use my or your streaming movie services on any of the 3 TVs.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
After you book your stay, I will provide recommendations for my favorite Maui activities and dining, along with local tips for places to visit and things to do. From high school through law school, I bussed and waited tables and developed an appreciation for great food and service. My wife and I splurge on dining when we visit Maui as a couple. When we bring our 4 kids with us we are looking for great dining and activity values. I'll give you all our favorite options for splunging and for best values. Since I've visited Maui about twenty times now, I know it well and I've sought to provide my guests with the best Maui experience possible. I want you to rave to your friends and family about the "Best. Vacation. Ever." I will earn your five star reviews, your return visits, and your referrals! Aloha!


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Honua Kai | BIG 1st Floor lawn~Konea 142 ~1 min to Pools/Beach! Quiet & Private!
average rating of 4.7954545 based on 44 reviews
Berkeley, CA

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of four with two young kids, and we loved this place. Being on the ground floor was a big plus, as we could just walk right out the lanai doors and head to the pool or beach. Trevor provided lots of useful extras in the unit including beach gear, a pack and play, portable baby high chair, etc.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot for our family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a family of 5 and could not have been happier. Not only is the condo beautiful, it was well-equipped with everything we needed and very conveniently located. Being on the first floor you have quick access to everything... pool, beach, parking garage, lobby, gym. It was great having access to the snorkeling gear, beach chairs, umbrella, bodyboards, ice chests, bags, etc. We had everything we needed every time we went to any of the beaches.

If we decided not to go anywhere, the kids had a great time at the pool. Dukes serves food and drinks at the pool area and there were always gas grills available to use any time of day. Trevor and Michelle were both responsive and helpful. Having never been to Maui, I trusted them for recommendations and was never disappointed.

Best family vacation ever!

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

This condo was PERFECT for our family vacation! There were 6 of us, and everyone had a place to sleep. The kitchen was great, as were the grounds! We had breakfast outside every morning, and the spent the days on the beach (under the palm tree to your right as you enter the beach) or at the pools. Dukes had great food, and the Hula Pie is required! Trevor was super great at answering all our questions and Michelle (the property manager) was quick to reply when we had questions. The only regret I have, is that we had to leave! HIGHLY recommended... and will be going back.... sooner rather than later!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's very satisfying when a guest uses words like "PERFECT" to describe the vacation experienced we've arranged for them. One of the great aspects of this condo is the seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. The whole wall is glass and can be opened up and we have a large lanai and yard with outdoor dining and lounging furniture. When I visit with my whole family of 6, we normally prepare and enjoy almost all of our meals on the outdoor dining table. The Viking gas BBQs are only a one minute walk from our back door to the pool. If the rest of the family is enjoying the pool, I can lock the lanai door and I'm right by them sipping a beer until dinner is ready and we can enjoy it right there by the pool or back in the privacy of our own lanai and yard. We always have a few great meals at Duke's and I agree that the Hula pie is not to be missed! Michelle and I pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our guests and we look forward to welcoming these happy guests back for their next Maui vacation! Mahalo, Trevor
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Convenient, Cozy, and Cool!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay here! The location is great - a very short walk to the resort's pools and to the beach. Being on the ground level was so convenient! We rented a car, and parked it in the lower level parking. There were always spaces available for our car there. The kitchen was more than adequate for our needs - we typically had breakfasts there. We truly enjoyed the "extras" in the unit, such as the beach chairs, snorkels, beach towels and boogie boards! Michelle was extremely responsive to any questions or concerns we had during our stay. The size was perfect for the 6 of us. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Location, location, location! My favorite aspect of this luxury condominium home is exactly that - it's GROUND FLOOR convenience to the pools, beach, restaurant, bar, gym, spa, and underground parking. The 11 foot vaulted ceiling and extra large lanai and yard are also bonuses you only get on the ground floor. It's gratifying that guests so often mention the extra thought I put into stocking the kitchen and the "extras" such as boogie boards, beach chairs, snorkeling gear, upgraded TV, etc. Michelle and I take great pride in providing A+ vacation experiences. Aloha! Trevor
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We had a wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This place is heaven on earth! Didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect size and location for our grown-up family of 6!

  • 5 of 5

This property was just as advertised! Plenty of space to spread out, well equipped kitchen for cooking meals in and ideally located to the many pools and beach! Manager Michelle provided timely service and owner Trevor quickly answered all questions as well as providing activity suggestions! Mahola!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. I am a fireman and I believe that prompt and thoughtful responsiveness is vital in the vacation rental business just as it is as a public servant. Michelle has lived here for many years and I have visited more than 20 times so we know Maui and our piece of paradise very well. I believe in exceeding guest expectations to set my vacation rental experience apart from the rest. Aloha!
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Nearest Airport
28.3 Miles
Kahalui Airport - OGG
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Duke's Barefoot Bar and Restaurant on the property
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Lahaina Harbor - Expeditions / Molokai Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Kaanapali Golf Courses, Kapalua courses also close
Nearest Train
4.7 Miles
Sugar Cane Train (kind of a dud) Kaanapali Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
HI-30 (Honoapiilani Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Duke's Restaurant and Barefoot Bar (on property)
Nearest Ski
3.1 Miles
Maui Water Sports (Jet Ski)
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Kaanapali Beach (on the property)
Car: recommended

The Honua Kai Resort and Spa features an enormous 'aquatic playground' - an elaborate pool, 4 hot tubs, pond and stream network with small secluded areas and protected paths that lead to the beach. Three separate massive pool areas, each offering a distinctly different experience. Hokulani's infinity-edged Formal Pool features terraced lounge seating facing the pool and ocean, and a large hot tub on each side. In front of Konea, the River Pool is a haven of peace and privacy, with two quiet zones and aqua lounges where you can put your chair in the water and relax. The middle pool is the family or 'Ohana' Pool, a very active, playful area with a water slide, waterfall, and a special area with a sandy beach for small children and parents. Several BBQ areas with Viking gas grills and 4 hot tubs are located thoughout the grounds.

2) Our unit is completely outfitted with beach towels, Tommy Bahama beach chairs and beach umbrella, quality Boogie Boards, sets of snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, and fins), Sony combination music MP3 player dock/alarm clock, portable Bluetooth rechargeable stereo speaker system, cooler, barbecue utensils, in room washer and dryer (Bosch), in room safe, 3 DVD players (we have DVDs for all ages), 3 Flat screen TVs (65 inch Samsung 4K with Playstion 4 with games in living room), pack n' play portable crib, Fisher Price portable high chair / booster seat, etc. I've added a keyed lock to the back door so you can leave securely from either the front or back doors. I've also added a garbage disposal in the sink which is a rare amenity.

3) Other amenities include: onsite ocean view dining and poolside food and drink service (Duke's Restaurant and Bar), onsite market (Aina Gourmet Market), onsite spa (on our floor), onsite gym (also on our floor), sandy beach, snorkeling, and whale watching.

4) If you can tear yourself away from the Honua Kai Resort itself (big 'IF'), Whaler's Village is a very nice shopping and dining experience about two miles South, and it is a great place to park to enjoy snorkeling and cliff jumping at Black Rock. There is validated parking and limited public beach access free parking, or it's a nice 30 minute walk on the ocean front boardwalk.

5) Lahaina's Front Street is 7 miles away and offers tons of shops, art galleries, restaurants, and is the site of Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice, our second favorite local dessert after the Hula Pie at Duke's (onsite at Honua Kai). We also love the Pacific O and Fleetwood's restaurants in Lahaina.

6) Another favorite Maui activity is downhill biking on the Haleakala dormant volcano. There are several companies that offer this and they are based in Paia and Haiku. When in Paia, enjoy some delicious pizza at Paia Flatbread Company, or have a bucket list meal at Mama's Fish House nearby (has been rated the #1 restaurant in the world). Paia is also the windsurfing and kiteboarding capital of the world and close by is Jaws (Pe'ahi), the world's most famous big wave tow-in surfing spot. If you are on Maui when the surf gets huge at Jaws, you can watch surfers challenge 50 foot waves which helicopters film them. If you have a telephoto camera you may be showing your friends pictures of waves literally 8 times taller than the surfers riding them. These are just a few of Maui's offerings. I'll also offer recommendations for dining and activities when you book your stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $245
Damage Deposit $50

HAWAII has raised the TAT tax by another 1% for stays beginning on and after 1/1/18.

CANCELLATION POLICY: (a) More than 90 days before arrival: full refund minus 1 night rent cancellation fee. (b) 90 days or less before arrival: if re-rented, refund equal to re-rental amount minus 1 night rent cancellation fee. Fees are always refundable. 120 days for Christmas / New Year's holiday period reservations.

Minimum Stay may be flexible on back to back (no gap between stay) bookings. Please inquire.

Owner can't approve stays that leave significant unbooked nights (e.g. I normally can't have just 2-4 open nights before your check in, but 5+ open nights are ok). “Back to back” reservations - welcomed! (Sometimes required to fill calendar gaps).


$20 + tax for sofa bed linens.

Sofa bed has an upgraded mattress, with a layer of memory foam on top of a layer of firm foam. Our son liked it so much he got one at home in Nevada for his birthday.

Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Current Resort Fees (paid separately): $15/day + tax parking.

Resort fees subject to change prior to your stay.

Rates are very seasonal and if your dates are well into the future and no rates are yet listed, please contact me for an itemized quote for your dates.

Non US credit cards - extra $75 International convenience fee to be invoiced after booking.

Boogie boards, snorkeling gear, beach towels, Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrella, pack n' play, fast WIFI, coolers, long distance to US and Canada are always provided FREE. I'm an extra miler host and want to extend extra ALOHA to my valued guests.

The service fee is paid by the guest and it goes entirely to VRBO/Homeaway. Owner does not have the ability to discount or waive the service fee. The service fee is non-refundable if the reservation is cancelled per the guest's request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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