About the property
- Condo604 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Relaxing and Lovely Property on the Ocean, with Both Ocean & Garden Views
LakiNalu is Hawaiian for Lucky Wave, and we know you will feel all the good fortune of Hawaii wash over you as you enjoy playing in our ocean waves! The condo includes a large 110 sq ft covered lanai which expands the living space. A great ocean view, oceanfront location that keeps all the traditional Hawaiian Charm and feel in a low rise, low density resort atmosphere. We have lush plantings and gardens, cool trade winds, and sounds of the ocean inviting you to leave your stress behind and keep you at peace for your stay with us. We have an observation deck for sunset viewing, a BBQ, lounge chairs oceanside, and dual staircases leading to the ocean and garden area, and parking.
Lakinalu is well appointed with above average style, that give you a real presence of an island home. The atmosphere goes beyond the norm in detail.
The location at Maui Sands can't be beat. We are in Honokawai, between Ka'anapali and Kapalua, close to everything. Directly across the street is The Fish Market Deli, The Okazuya Takeout (famous for teryaki steak and lemon caper mahi mahi), as well as our favorite fish tacos from Ohana Tacos, where every sauce and salsa is made fresh! Within a short walk north you will also find a fishing store to rent or purchase fishing gear, two spa locations, Bad Ass coffee for your morning java, and The Farmers Market Health Food, which holds a produce market in their parking lot 3 times a week for fresh organic local produce. About a 1/4 mi. south is Times Grocery, Java Jazz Cafe, souvenir shopping and scuba/snorkeling/bike rentals. A little further south and across the street from Times is the Honokawai Beach Park with one of the nicest beach walks along one of Maui's most beautiful beaches.The Whalers Village shopping center is about 3 miles south in Ka'anapali. Lahaina Town is about a 15minute drive south with tons of shopping and restaurants for any taste and time of day.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Tony-Gerard Federico
I have lived in Hawaii as a school director for 10 years, and have returned for visits to friends on Maui and Ohau. I loved living in Hawaii and made many friends from many different cultures. I currently spend most of my time in my Vermont home near Lake Champlain, when not traveling for work. Vermont is a beautiful place with people who love the land and take time to connect through kindness for others. In a real way for me this is also what Hawaii offers when you take it a little slower and make time to see the beauty of the islands and it's people. Lakinalu also offers me a great place to do my writing, with lots to keep me inspired. I wish to share this wonderful opportunity with you.
Tony-Gerard Federico purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Tony-Gerard Federico chose Honokowai
Lakinalu represents to me the old Hawaii with it's low lining buildings off the shore. It is a quietier place than a large resort and offers some special private moments. The views of Molakai are really romantic no matter what age, and especially at sunset. You can snorkel in front of the property or just take a nice dip in the large tidal pools.
What makes this Condo unique
Lakinalu is remodeled to share some real polynesian furnishings, to include a Samoan wedding garment given to me by a Samoan chief. The weaved baskets were also given to me during my visits of the various island in Polynesia. Lakinalu is well furnished with all you need to feel at home if you stay for only a few days or a few weeks. The location also offers you the ability to walk to shopping and dinning out. The lanai is big enough to hang out or use for dinning while you listen to the sound of the ocean. Please note that there is no washer or dryer in this unit or on site. The Hospitality website will provide information on area laundramats available.
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Charming condo with amazing views in the day and the sounds of the ocean to sing you to sleep
First of all, I have to say how wonderful the owner, Tony, is. He gave us some wonderful advice on good beaches, snorkeling spots, and when a slight issue arose half way through our stay, he took care of it so quickly that it didn’t affect us at all. He was so gracious and kind and really made us feel welcome and comfortable. We truly loved staying here! The view from the patio, from where we would eat breakfast - and occasionally dinner, had a delightful view. Twice we woke to a stunning rainbow just off the beach. We sat, sipping coffee and watching the rainbow, serenaded by birds and crashing waves. I can’t think of a better Hawaiian experience than that. Sure, you can get as good, but not better! I will say that the view is partial from the balcony but when we wanted a full view of the ocean we would sit on the lawn area where, most of the time, we had the whole place to ourselves - felt like a private beach! Also, there is a perfect view of the sunset; not sure anywhere on the island could have a better view. Maybe on Haleakalā, but that’s not really fair. As for the space inside, it was very cozy and Tony provided a lot of items for us to use-made it feel more like a home. Also, we found the location to be perfect. Nearly everything we wanted to do was no more than a 15 minute drive. Lahaina has got to be one of the best places to stay in all of Maui. I could honestly just keep raving about this place. It was my first time going to Hawaii - I’m smitten - and the next time we go we hope to stay here again, for whatever that’s worth.
We loved staying here. Very clean. Lots of ammenities.
There is alot to do within walking distance. The owner, Tony, called to make sure everything was ok. We were impressed. He gave us some good tips on things to do and places to eat. The unit is equipped with everything you possibly need. Loved sitting on the lanai with morning coffee. Would definitely recommend this property and stay here again.
Thank you for your thoughtful review and recommendation. It was great having you stay at Lakinalu. I hope life brings you here again to the beautiful Valley Isle.
Please come again and enjoy a special returning guest discount. All the best.
I was very happy with this place. The location was great, Tony was very helpful, even calling to check we made it in ok. There is a lot within walking distance of the condo, including places to shop and eat.
The view was amazing and the building felt very private and secure. The condo is ocean front, but there is no beach front. We were fine with that, because it was still beautiful and you could still get right in the water because there were steps leading down. Because we were staying during whale watching season, we could see whales playing in the water from the balcony and the oceanfront viewing area. There is a lot of donated beach gear available to use at the condo, plenty of boogie boards and snorkel gear and even chairs, but no beach towels. The condo was pretty clean, my only complaint is that it is carpeted and the carpet felt dirty. I would suggest you bring house slippers because it is custom to remove shoes in Hawaii. I wonder if other guests ignored this request and that's why the carpet was in the state it was in. Even with that, I'd happily stay again, but I'd be sure to pack slippers.
Thank you for your stay at Lakinalu and your comments about how well situated and clean the you found my place. It is a great location and wonderfully quiet but very accessible, and well appointed. BTW, there are at least 10 to 12 beach towels in the closet to include a picnic bag and cooler bags.
I was frankly very surprised about your comments on the carpet since it is regularly steamed cleaned. In fact, I returned a few days ago and found no signs of stains or dirt. I am currently staying at my place for the next two months and certainly and upon my departure the carpet will be steanmed cleaned again. The housekeeper also removes and signs of spills that may occur between guests. I am comfortable walking about in my place barefoot which is certainly the custom in Hawaiii and respected by my guests. As you indicated the place is very clean and that same standard applies to all aspects. The carpet color is a darker biege and it fits well wih the decor. I hope my response helps alleviate any concerns.
Regards from Maui,
Peaceful, heavenly, comfortable, island style.
This oceanfront hidden beauty is well appointed. All the things we needed were there and then some! The owner was easy to reach and we felt spoiled and comfortable. The area is safe and with in walking distance of so many things that you could walk up and down the street to anything you need. Including a world class beach, fresh farmer’s market, coffee shop, and a complete grocery story It was clean, fairly updated and the bed was very comfortable.
Mahalo for your review of Lakinalu, your very positive comments are greatly appreciated. I know you had a great time exploring the island to include your trip to Hana and the visit to Entabeni Gardens. You have made great memories that will last a long time.
All the best to you,
Great place for a stay
We stayed at Tony's condo for three weeks, and had a wonderful time. One of the first things that happened was a call from Tony to make sure that we got in safely and had everything that we needed. The assigned parking kept us from having to find parking on the street (almost impossible in that area in any event). There is a close-in parking spot for loading and unloading so that you don't have to carry groceries and luggage too far. He also gave us the name and number of people who could help us with any issues. The Cable TV system had recently been upgraded, but the new box had not yet been installed. That was fixed in quick order and all was well. The condo is in excellent condition and very nicely appointed in "Island Style." I think that the air conditioner was in working condition, but we never needed to turn it on. There was always a nice breeze blowing through the condo to keep the temperature moderated. The kitchen was very well-equipped and appointed with sufficient dishes and utensils to get us through our cooking chores. We survived the "Ballistic Missile Warning" and had a great time. The condo is near enough the water to take morning coffee downstairs to commune, as Lee (my wife) says, with the turtles and whales, which were present in abundance. The condo grounds are not suffering the sinkholes which are plaguing much of the west Maui coastline, and were very pleasant. The lanai is where we had ALL of our meals, never eating inside once during our stay. The condos were generally quiet, with quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., so falling asleep to the sound of the ocean was about the loudest thing around. All in all, we would highly recommend Tony's place for any length stay, but the longer, the better.
Many thanks for you positive thoughts and words. You and your wife settled right into the aloha of our community. It was a delight to have you as my guest, and very nmuch enjoyed getting to know you.
It is my hope you come again as a special returning guest to include a reduced rate. I am also planning to make some improvements to Lakinalu this winter which should add to your future stay.
All the best to you. Aloha nui loa,
Quiet, Ideally Located, Comfortable.
My fiancee and I planned this trip only a couple weeks before the holidays and we were shocked to get such a great place for such a reasonable price. Tony was very easy to communicate with and he had awesome ideas for places to go and explore. The condo is very comfortable, with an ocean view and a very short walk from coffee, a fish market, ABC store, beach parks, and a farmers market. It is also a very short drive to Whaler's Village, as well as Napili and Kapalua. There is a grassy area on the water with lounge chairs and a BBQ, which is ideal to catch an evening cocktail and a beautiful sunset. We will definitely be staying here again!
It was great to get to know you and have you stay at Lakinalu. It is my pleasure to have such nice people as guests with the appreciation for Maui I love Lakinalu and the opportunity to share iit with great people.
Please come again and enjoy a reduced rate for returning guests.
All the best to you both.!
Mahalo nui loa.....Tony-Gerard
Honokawai is located on the Northwest shore of Maui, with views of the islands of Molokai and Lanai across the channel. Maui Sands epitomizes old school Hawaii ambiance. This is a low density property, with beautiful grounds, including mango and banana trees. We are a very easy short walk from some lovely beaches and Honokawai Beach Park. There are many good local restaurants, a large grocery store, two farmers markets, a health food store, a coffee shop and some great spa facilities, all within a 3-5 minute walk. One of the favorite things about this location is the Farmers Market that is a short walk away across from the Honokawai Beach Park. They hold a special outdoor produce market on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, but they offer fresh organic produce and a deli from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week. The Farmers Market offers wonderful healthy acai bowls, juices and smoothies.
A short drive south to Whalers Village, and further on to Lahaina brings you to great Front Street shopping and historic sights. The Historic town of Lahaina has something for everyone, From Warren and Annabelles Magic Show (some of the best close hand magic we've ever seen) to shopping and the Award Winning Ulalena show at the Maui Myth and Magic Theater, you will have no problem finding great entertainment.
The Wharf in Lahaina has it's share of wonderful excursions to choose from as well. We particularly like Trilogy for a day trip to the Island of Lanai. There are many sunset cruises to choose from, fishing, sailing, and whale watching trips to fit most budgets.
North towards Kapalua there are 3 more championship golf courses, as well as fabulous beach walks and mountainside hiking! Nothing like a sunset view from the side of a volcano!
We are within minutes of some terrific restaurants and a short drive from many many more. Ocean gear such as fishing equipment, snorkel gear, and kayaks can be rented within walking distance. There is a bicycle and scooter rental across the street.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Every 14 days, we require a mid-stay cleaning at a fee of $50.00. A 50% deposit is due within 3 days of booking. Bookings less than 5 days in length or less than 30 days from check in must be paid in full within 3 days of booking. CANCELLATION POLICY 75% if cancelled 60 days or more prior to the Check-in date 50% if cancelled between 59 and 30 days prior to check in. VISA, MC W-32716725