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Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet

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Relax in comfort-watch whales from your lanai


Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2Bed/2Bath Air Conditioned Comfort at Kanai A Nalu

Beachfront paradise! Enjoy whale watching and beautiful sunsets from your lanai and Sugar Beach in front of Kanai A Nalu (gentle surf). Your completely remodeled 'home away from home' has all of the comforts you need to make your island vacation unforgettable! Centrally located, this condo is perfect for couples or families. It's a great place for people who like to snorkel, dive, fish and sail, or for those who like to keep their feet on land while enjoying a fabulous ocean view! Enjoy watching the boats sail into Maalaea Harbor and visit Maui's #1 tourist attraction, the Maui Ocean Center, as well as shops and restaurants at the end of the street! If you need to stay in touch with the outside world, hi speed internet is available at no additional charge. New maple cabinets, Corian countertops, porcelain tile and wood floors enhance your vacation experience inside the condo. Island life is complete with ceiling fans in both bedrooms, the living room and dining room.

Being on top in our fourth floor, 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo only makes the view better! The condo has easy elevator access and air conditioning on days when the trade winds aren't enough to keep your comfort level perfect. Everything has been made available to you for your stay from kitchen utensils to luxurious oversized beach towels, hair dryer to coffee maker; bring only a need for relaxation and yourselves. The whales come back every year from December to April to put on their incredible show which can be seen while having breakfast on the lanai or down on beautiful Sugar Beach, directly in front of Kanai A Nalu. If you're up for more adventure, the Maalaea Harbor just down the street, has daily boat tours to Molokini reef for snorkeling and scuba diving, or whale watching and sunset tours. World class golfing can be found all over Maui, some of the closest courses- Sandalwood, Waikapu, Lani and Elleair (Silversword) are within just a few minutes drive.

Centrally located on the island, only 10 minutes from the airport in Kahului and 15-20 minutes away from the tourist areas of Wailea and Lahaina, Kanai A Nalu is world's apart in it's solitude. The condo complex is on a quiet dead end street that ends at a park and 700 acre Kealia Nature Preserve. The other end of the street boasts the Maui Ocean Center (Aquarium), shops and restaurants, all within easy walking distance. Unlike some other Maalaea properties that are only on a reef, Sugar Beach starts at Kanai A Nalu. This pristine beach stretches for miles to the east, in front of the nature preserve and its gentle surf is great for boogie boarding, snorkeling and beginning surfers. Due to the preserve, there is no development for the first several miles along this picturesque beach.

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to get away from all the hustle and bustle, Maalaea is a great place to start! You can lounge by our heated pool or snorkel with the giant sea turtles. If you'd like to cook your own meals, you can do so in our full size kitchen, or use the gas or charcoal BBQ by the pool-but if you'd rather let someone else do the work, one of the best restaurants on the island is just at the end of our street-The Waterfront.

Whatever your interests, make sure you save time for merely enjoying the sound of the surf and watching the waves, from the lanai or down on the beach and your time on Maui will have been well spent!

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 980 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 2 available, 1 just around the corner from the condo

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Wonderfully gentle beach, perfect for little ones...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Security bar in tub and shower, shower chair available (stored in bedroom closet)...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Very relaxing Sealy Posturepedic Cal-King in the master bedroom. Portable crib (pack and play) available for our youngest guests. 2nd bedroom has 2 twins. The couch is a queen size sofa sleeper with a memory foam mattress for an additional 2 guests....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We try to provide everything to make your stay complete. There will be enough soap, shampoo etc.. to get you started for your stay in paradise....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Variety of classic rock...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Smart 48" TV in living room. Additional cable tv in master bedroom...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV with DVD/VHS player in second bedroom...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Variety of movies from disney to action on VHS and DVD...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    On beautiful, quiet Sugar Beach...moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit in living room, new in April 2015...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Free access to high speed internet...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size stackable in unit...moreless

  • Elevator:

    2 available, 1 just around the corner from the condo...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    100% Egyptian cotton or Laura Ashley microcotton towels! High thread count sheets...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is unassigned and complementary...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    (3) 1 in each bedroom and the dining room...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size stackable, front loading in unit...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full size stove, refrigerator, microwave, all small electrics; blender, coffee pot, crock pot, can opener, bagel friendly toaster, rice cooker, steamer...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in over the stove...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Spectacular views of the pool and ocean!...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both gas and charcoal grills available in the pool area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Heated in winter, right on the beach...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 17 - Jun 12, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 13 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 5 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 18 - Dec 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 16 - Apr 15, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,050 $3,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • booking fee $45 + tax
  • cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%



From $160/Night

Rates are based on 4 person occupancy.

Winter 2016/2017

December 17-April 16 2017: $220/nt, $2800/2 weeks, $5200/mo (30 nights)

Spring 2017

April 17-June 12: $160/nt, $2000/2 weeks, $3600/mo (30 nights)

Summer 2017

June 13-Labor Day; $175/nt, $2200/2 weeks, $3900/mo

Fall 2017

September 5-December 15; $160/nt, $2000/2 weeks, $3600/mo

Excludes November 18-December 2 *$175/nt** for Thanksgiving

Winter 2017/2018

December 16-April 15 2018: $220/nt, $2800/2 weeks, $5200/mo (30 nights)

Spring 2018

April 16-June 10: $160/nt, $2000/2 weeks, $3600/mo (30 nights)

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Beach Bums BBQ and Grill
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kahili Golf Course
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Maui Ocean Center complex
Maalaea, HI, USA
Nearest Beach
Sugar Beach

Car: Necessary

Maalaea is a quiet little village on the southern shore, centrally located between Kihei and Lahaina. At the beginning of our dead end street is the acclaimed Maui Ocean Center and first class cuisine at the Waterfront. Touring the island is easily accessible and escaping to tranquility is as easy as staying in!

Other Activities: Maui Ocean Center (aquarium)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Mike and Lynnette Mote-currently living in Germany

Why the Owner Chose Maalaea, HI, USA:
After visiting Maui for almost 20 years, we finally stayed at Kanai A Nalu and loved it! Easy to get around the island, but secluded and tranquil when we just wanted to stay at the condo-exactly what we were looking for during our times in Maui! The beach is almost always ours with just a few others sharing it and the surf is gentle enough for our little ones to play in and build sandcastles!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Easy access to tour, quiet corner, hidden gem!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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  • Relax in comfort-watch whales from your lanai

    Relax in comfort-watch whales from your lanai

  • Beautifully remodeled living area

    Beautifully remodeled living area

  • Wonderful Pool overlooking the Ocean

    Wonderful Pool overlooking the Ocean

  • Maple Cabinets & Corian Counters in the Kitchen

    Maple Cabinets & Corian Counters in the Kitchen

  • Spectacular Windsurfers on Ho'okipa Beach

    Spectacular Windsurfers on Ho'okipa Beach

  • Brand new queen size sofa sleeper

    Brand new queen size sofa sleeper

  • Sunrise from the Haleakala crater, gazing toward the Big Island of Hawaii

    Sunrise from the Haleakala crater, gazing toward the Big Island of Hawaii

  • Aerial view of Kanai A Nalu

    Aerial view of Kanai A Nalu

  • King size luxury in the master bedroom

    King size luxury in the master bedroom

  • Sugar Beach in front of Kanai A Nalu

    Sugar Beach in front of Kanai A Nalu

  • Guest bedroom with ceiling fan and shutters

    Guest bedroom with ceiling fan and shutters

  • Sunset in Paradise

    Sunset in Paradise

  • Maui - the End of the Rainbow

    Maui - the End of the Rainbow

  • Spectacular custom tile work in both bathrooms

    Spectacular custom tile work in both bathrooms

  • Bathrooms have custom tile work, maple cabinets and corian countertops

    Bathrooms have custom tile work, maple cabinets and corian countertops

  • Dining area looking toward living room and lanai

    Dining area looking toward living room and lanai

VRBO #58933

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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