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Remodeled Island Style Oceanfront, 40' from shore! Great Reviews! Private

Bedrooms 1
Space 604 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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! 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Tony-Gerard Federico
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

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 West Maui

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We've found everything we needed, and more, to have a great stay on Maui. Thank you for all the attention to detail and first class amenities.

We enjoy eating breakfast on your beautifully designed lanai, grillingfish on the nearby grill and watching sunset on the deck. Simply put: Paradise on Earth. Hope to be back again soon.
Oct 2014
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 604 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly remodeled bathroom with large step-in shower. new adjustable hand held shower head.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Super comfortable queen size bed. Close enough to fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves! New flat screen TV. We also have a newer model queen size pullout couch. Super comfortable, no bar in the middle of your back, and equipped with a fluffy mattress topper.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The front door has a security screen installed making it easy to open the front door to allow the breezes to flow through. This unit is situated perfectly to swim, snorkel, paddle board & kayak right off the shoreline! There are 3 volcanic reefs parallel to our shore. During low to mid-tide, the inner area, amid the seawall & the 1st reef is a well protected area. Between the 1st & 2nd reef is a natural channel we refer to as 'the tub', only 4-7' deep, the reefs protect this area from ocean swell and is great snorkeling along some of the healthiest reef on the west side of Maui! We see turtles daily, as well as tons of fish, Eagle rays, sea birds and the occasional Monk seal. From December through mid April this is a great location for whale watching. Past the 2nd reef and among the lava labyrinth of the 3rd is the best area to observe a large variety of sea life while snorkeling!


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Remodeled Island Style Oceanfront, 40' from shore! Great Reviews! Private
average rating of 4.68 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful stay in Lahaina

  • 5 of 5

Where to start... first of all the location was awesome, so close to the water with two reefs and some of the best snorkeling right there. The apartment is fully stocked with everything you will need (walking towards the parking lot and seeing the toads, snails and newts was a lot of fun for me). The best supermarket is just down the street and lots of coffee shops and places to eat. I could have stayed there for a month but alas, reality calls. Tony was very gracious and flexible with our needs, Thank you Tony.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha James, Great to have you folks as guests. You have a great spirit for Maui. I am happy that you felt comfortable at Lakinalu. Please do come again and enjoy the returning guest discount. Mahalo..Tony-Gerarad
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Great Location, Gracious Host

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent location and just as described. My fiance and I especially liked the breakfasts on the linai (deck), and the ability to walk to markets, restaurants, beaches, etc. Tony was also an excellent host and quite prompt with responses. Because of flight timing issues that arose (and a lack of planning on my part) we asked if any accommodations could be made with regard to the check in/out times and Tony was very gracious and flexible so we didn't have to spend any time homeless, or in an airport, which just made our Maui experience even better. In summary, when I come back to Maui I'll try my best to stay at Tony's it was just a great experience overall.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Brandon, Happy that your stay was good and that you found Lakinalu to be the right choice. I hope you and your fiancee ( future wife) will return and take adavantage of the returning guests discount. You are great guests with the aloha spirit. All the best to you both. Mahalo, Tony
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Beware - A/C on timer!

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I was very displeased to find that the A/C was an older window unit in the living area that had a note stating that the A/C was NOT to be used between 10pm and 8am! After contacting the owner, he suggested I sleep on the sofa bed and then with more pressure, agreed to allow me to override the timer so I wouldn't have to get up every 2 hours to turn it back on! Sofa bed extremely uncomfortable and left the next morning. The owner did refund the second night after telling me he had missed a longer booking because of me! There is also an icon of a washing machine shown that when clicked on, says there is one in the unit. There is not. It does say in a narrative that there is a coin operated laundry on property, it doesn't say that there is a sign stating that it is only to used by bldgs. 1-6, this property is in bldg. 7. Nice views, good location, nice price, but couldn't override the unpleasant situation with the A/C. I appreciated the refund.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest booked a two night stay. She contacted me in the late afternoon of the first day that the A/C was on a timer and wanted to run it all night. The temperature that night was 72 degrees, however , I gave her permission to take the A/C off the timer since she indicated health problems. It should be noted that the A/C is four years old and that many condo rentals on Maui do not have any A/C. During the hotter times of the year the A/C is made more available with extended hours for use.The A/C is in the living area but there are fans in the bedroom that compliment the ocean sounds and breezes. It should be noted that many guests never use the A/C, and just use the fans. She then contacted me about the laundry services. I indicated that both my website and the Hospitalitywebsite clearly indicated in the narrative that there was no laundry on property, but two laundromats off site. She apparantely didn’t read the website information. I refunded her second night stay, knowing it was best to see her leave. This was the first time that one of my guests presented a problematice attitude.
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Great beach front vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Spent 10 days on Maui in this nice condo. It's not fancy, but it is very well equipped with towels and beach stuff. We cooked on the barbecue (which is right on the ocean!) 6 nights and found everything we needed, including condiments! Great location and you fall asleep listening to the ocean. The owner has gone to a lot of trouble to make this a very hospitable place. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, I am happy you had a great time at Lakinalu, and enjoyed the ocean side atmosphere. My place is designed to give a feeling of an island atmosphere with comfort. I would be pleased to have you return and also take advantage of the repeat guest discount. Mahalo Tony-Gerard Federico
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Perfect location for the perfect getaway. It glfelt like we were staying with local Maui folks.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place. Peaceful paradise by the ocean. If you wish to sleep and wake up to the sounds of the waves everyday then this is the ideal place. The unit is a nice size and newly renovated. It has many supplies for guests to use. The best was a picnic basket complete with ice packs and a stacking metal lunch box. We used this to enjoy many meals on the beach and on the run. The location was steps to the ocean and during our stay we saw whales every morning! I'd come stay again the next time we are in Maui.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Paul, Great to hear that all went well during your stay at Lakinalu. You discovered the oriental picnic basket that provides great lunch storage. Please come again and now you can use the return guest discount rate. Aloha from Maui Tony-Gerard
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time at Maui Sands. The accommodations are very clean, nicely stocked with amenities and very tastefully decorated. There is a good selection of books and all the toys you need for a beach day, as well as comfy beach towels. We liked to drink morning coffee (the best in the world can be found in Maui!) as well as have our meals on the lanai and enjoyed watching the birds and listening to the waves crash against the reefs. We felt so at home here! Also we didn't need to use the air conditioning at all. The ceiling fans along with the screen door and slated windows kept the condo cool and comfortable during our stay. The beach out front is terrific for snorkeling and swimming and we saw lots of sea turtles. We often walked to the nearby beach park through the water. No need to take the road!

The neighborhood is terrific. We especially liked the Farmers Market and Ohana Tacos. There is also a supermarket and more restaurants nearby. And there are plenty of beaches within walking /hiking distance (if you want to avoid parking hassles) and many more just a short drive away.

The condo complex had many friendly people and was so quiet, especially at night. A super relaxing get away from the world. We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, I am very happy that you felt the peace and beauty of Lakinalu. You are the right match for a place filled with the magic of Maui on the western shore. Please do return and you are now eligible for a special return guest discount. Mahalo....Tony-Gerard
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Kahului International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Java Jazz
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Honoapi'ilani Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ohana Tacos, The Fish Market, The Okazuya
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Honokawai Beach Park
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $105

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.

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.



Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.