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Oceanfront—June & July Discounts

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Magnificent View from Your Lanai, Well-Groomed Grounds & Maalaea Bay


Last updated: 04/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-10 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible queen size bed, 1 Bath--Sleeps 2 adults & 2 kids

DISCOUNTS in JUNE 10% off & JULY 7.5% off —please see RATES section for details. Besides the nightly rates shown the ONLY other charge is the 13.42% Hawaiian Occupancy Tax, unless the booking is less than 14 nights, in which case cleaning costs apply (see below). We have no booking fee, no manager's fee, no deposit—EVER.

Pay ONLY the 13.42% Hawaiian Occupancy Tax—there are NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES whatsoever for stays of 14 nights and up. Cleaning costs apply to stays of less than 14 nights. The cleaning cost schedule:

Cleaning costs are
ZERO for all stays 14 nights and above:
$60 for stays of 7 nights and
$120 for all bookings of less than 7 nights.

VRBO software will not allow us to specify the number of guests as two adults and two children—so we are forced to put down that we host 4 people. But that is NOT FOUR ADULTS—we made a deal with our gorgeous condo: we would not overburden it with too many adults at once, and it would maintain its fresh, good looks and sweet disposition. And we—both parties to that agreement—have honored our promises, and our beautiful condo thanks us every time we return!

We NEVER require any damage deposit—we never charge for broken things or swim gear that does not make it back from the beach. Accidents happen, and you should be able to use our condo and our swim gear with full enjoyment—not always fearful of a damage charge. All we ask is to simply let us know so we can replace the item for our next guests.

Yes, our Condo UNIT ITSELF is actual OCEANFRONT (unlike 80% of the other so-called 'oceanfront' listings wherein they count the condo building as oceanfront, but their unit is located on the side of the building, affording ONLY A VIEW of the ocean). Make sure any other condos you are considering are IN FACT RIGHT ON THE OCEAN. Consumer group research showed OVER 80% of condos advertised as 'oceanfront' or the like, were NOT. The building was on the ocean, but the units advertised as “oceanfront” either faced the back side, or offered just a view of the ocean. Our unit IS RIGHT THERE, literally fronting the ocean—just 60 feet away.

Ocean WAVES crash just BELOW LANAI—60 Ft.—Located RIGHT ON Maalaea Bay, Maui, Hawaii, USA. Convenient Central Maui, 20 minutes from Kahului Airport, Kihei, or Lahaina.

Accommodation is a second-floor condominium that sleeps two adults and two children/teens (NOT for 4 adults). One bedroom with a queen-size bed, and the beautiful living room couch is a convertible, queen-sized sofa bed. One full, modern bath.

Quick Summary of Attributes:
You have come to the right spot to enjoy the VERY BEST OF MAUI. Our Maalaea Bay Home is very desirable:
* Oceanfront—unlike many others advertised—WE ARE RIGHT ON THE OCEAN—with the waves beneath the lanai.
* On a quiet, low-traffic, peaceful street (aptly named 'Hauoli'—meaning happy or delightful)
* Adjoins a 700-acre wetland that is a preserved National Wildlife Refuge; supports a diverse variety of migratory birds, featuring four miles of undeveloped, sandy, uncrowded beach
* DUCTED AIR conditioning to BOTH living room and bedroom with remote control for separate temperatures in each room—unlike most others advertised, which are merely 'window shaker' A/C units
* Largest pool in Maalaea—now passively heated via rooftop circulation of pool water
* Free WIRELESS BROADBAND INTERNET—work inside or outside
* Cable TV with dozens of channels
* Free long distance calls to the mainland—both USA & Canada
* Two telescopes and Bushnell binoculars for whale watching or stargazing

Detailed Background Information:
You will have the peaceful sound of the ocean crashing ashore just 60 feet from your fully-equipped, lighted lanai; a restful sound that resonates throughout the spacious living and dining areas. You will breathe in the gorgeous unobstructed daytime view of all of Maalaea Bay, Molokini crater crescent, Kihei, and Mount Haleakala. Stunning sunrises over Mount Haleakala (for those few willing to get up at that hour, it is worth it).

The evenings are just as special; enjoy the soft romance of warm breezes, the tiki-torch-lit shoreline, the sight of a CLEAR MOON-RISE over majestic Mount Haleakala, the light shimmering across the bay.

You will appreciate this one-of-a-kind location. Our Maalaea Bay Home is on the one and only residential street in Maalaea Harbor. Enjoy strolling down this quiet tree-lined sidewalk, listening to the birds, and inhaling the delicate fragrance of plumeria blossoms.

At the end of the road is Heycraft Park, just a short walk from our home. This is where you will either enjoy swimming in sparkling clear waters or start your walk along four miles of beautiful, uncrowded, sandy beach bordering the Kealia National Wildlife Refuge. The walk from our condo to the park is 1/4 mile walk; or you can drive since there is a small lot at the park.

The wildlife refuge was established in 1992 and is home to endangered native water birds, and hosts migratory ducks and shorebirds in fall, winter, and spring. This refuge provides 700 acres of some of the last remaining natural wetland habitat in the State of Hawaii. Kealia Pond is nearly 250 acres when full. The refuge is adjacent to Kealia Beach, which is a nesting ground for the endangered hawksbill turtle.

More than 31 species of birds, such as the endangered Hawaiian stilt and coot, and migrant waterfowl and shorebirds such as the Pacific golden plover use this refuge. You can approach the refuge from your walk along the ocean, or use the roadway to access an interpretive kiosk and boardwalk along the beach and refuge mudflats.

In summer months, the Refuge Pond shrinks, and many more shorebirds congregate here to take advantage of food exposed as the pond recedes. As the pond shrinks, fish are crowded into the remaining water, making them easy prey for black-crowned, night herons.

Another advantage of the CENTRAL LOCATION OF MAALAEA BAY is the proximity of so many attractions, all within easy walking distance. You can stroll to the nearby FIVE-STAR restaurants, the Maui Ocean Center and Aquarium, the Yacht Marina with tour boats for deep-sea fishing and whale watching tours, The Pacific Whale Foundation, and the Maalaea Harbor Village shops and restaurants.

Within the Maalaea Bay community of ten condominiums, Maalaea Kai, the building of Our Maalaea Home, stands out as an outstanding facility with well-groomed grounds. Barbecue is a delightful experience, with three grills and dining area just on the shoreline. Relax in the large heated pool, while enjoying the view of the crashing waves.

Back at our home, you will find everything spotlessly clean and completely furnished for all of your needs. Our quote letter to you will include a list of pantry items we provide—in addition to beach/swim gear you may need.

The AIR CONDITIONING is ducted from outside to BOTH the front and rear of our condominium, with INDIVIDUAL REMOTE CONTROLS for each room, affording desired, quiet comfort. FREE BROADBAND Internet plug-in cable hookup is provided. Compare to all other one bedroom units: most have a single 'window shaker' machine air conditioning only.

We have maintained our home as a SMOKE-FREE, pet-free environment for the enjoyment of our guests. Please do not smoke on the lanai inasmuch as the smoke travels to other units. There is no smoking on any of the grounds.

Keywords: oceanfront, peaceful, clean, quiet, full air conditioning, wildlife refuge


Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • Elevator : Forty feet away--close but no noise from it

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    The living room queen size couch folds out to make the second bed, and it is best for children up to teens. One adult is possible, but not two, even with the new mattress. We have a TempurPedic-type memory pad for that queen size sofa couch mattress in the living room where many guests love to sleep with the lanai door open to hear the sound of the ocean through the screen door. Look for that memory pad on the shelf of the bedroom closet....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO Smoking on our Lanai Please. Smoking is NOT Allowed Anywhere on Our Maalaea Home Condo Grounds....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Our RESERVED parking spot is right next to the entryway, and there are no steps if one uses the elevator. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom Mountain View. Really refreshing breeze available through bedroom window. Even when Kihei is sweltering with no air movement, the angle of the valley and the mountain can generate a lovely breeze. YES, this bedroom does have its own ducted air conditioning unit, with individual controls for the bedroom itself. BUT most guests love the mountain air breeze. Maui air is soft and sweet, and the lovely fresh breeze is favored by most. Try it!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Newly Refurbished -- Queen Size, But Best for just one adult or two Children/Teens -- like ALL of those couch convertible beds, this queen size unit is not as good for TWO adults when compared to a standard bed. BUT some love it because from this bed you can hear the relaxing sound of the ocean waves crashing. Second floor, so safe to leave lanai with screen door only--hear the ocean breaking on rocks just 50 feet off your lanai--VERY seductive--great for a nap or to try a night's sleep! ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • New bathroom tiles and plumbing hardware.

Other Amenities

  • Free Broadband Internet Connection, Two Telescopes, Bushnell Binoculars, Sky Watching Encyclopedia, TV with Cable, DVD Player, CD Player (along with some CDs to select from), Two Cordless Phones, Answering Machine, Collection of Books of Current Interest and Hawaiian History, Beach Chairs, Beach Blankets, Two Boogie Boards, Floatation Devices, Two Adult & One Snorkeling Sets with Fins, Beach Umbrella, Picnic Cooler, Blender, Toaster, Full kitchen with Cookware and Utensils provided, Clean Linens, Pillows, Blankets, Large Beach Towels, Hairdryer, Large Pool, Charcoal and Gas Barbecue Grills by the Ocean, Iron and Board...moreless


  • Books:

    Also a lot of Books Provided for Vacation Reading--Interesting Topics on Both Fiction and Non-Fiction....moreless

  • CD Player
  • Music Library:

    Many CDs to choose from...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Right on the ocean. The sounds of the ocean crashing against a small outgrowth of rocks just in front is so soothing and seductive----you can hear it in the living room....moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Mini golf 0.2 miles...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From Bedroom...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    YES ONLY 50 ft from ocean; you could toss a stone that far! Check out claims of other condos being 'oceanfront'. 80% were false. By contrast, we are right ON the oceanfront....moreless

  • Village:

    Very attractive Aquarium Shopping Center is Maalaea Village center. World class aquarium, shops, restaurants, etc. just walk to the end of the block. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Sun yourself along the entire condo property with the ocean just by your side. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining at tables either on lanai or inside; plus high chairs for dining at kitchen bar. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    DUCTED Air Conditioning for Separate Controls in BOTH Living Room and Bedroom! Compare to most 1 bedroom units have ONLY a window air conditioner in the living room. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    NO LIMIT Whatsoever on Broadband Usage. Wireless router....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    On Same Floor...moreless

  • Elevator:

    Forty feet away--close but no noise from it ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    NO LONG DISTANCE CHARGES to US or Canadian mainland. Talk all you want on our arrangements with the phone company!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Plug in modem or wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Fully-Mirrored living room wall allows for viewing outside, including sunset clouds above Mt. Haleakala while seated on the couch. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    RESERVED spot right next to entryway--no chasing around a big parking lot to find a spot as in other condos. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Second Parking Spot Outside of Foyer. Reserved Just for YOU--Convenient....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Two Portable Phones--bases in living room and bedroom. Sit out on the lanai with its view & speak to your friends on the mainland FOR FREE--NO LONG DISTANCE CHARGES (USA & Canada)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    On Same Floor--at west end--$2.50 in quarters for one load wash and dry. We provide laundry soap, and respectfully request that guests use ONLY non-scented soaps and NO fabric softeners. Thanks!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless allows you to do your work or just check your email on the lanai....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Part 3—Pantry items 4. Laundry soap 5. Dish soap 6. Salt & pepper 7. Season-all for cooking 8. Aluminum foil 9. Press N Seal 10. Sandwich bags 11. 2 rolls paper towels...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Part 2-- Pantry items—so you need not spend money on “little things”. 1. Water-we have switched to Brita filtered water in lieu of bottled water. 2. 1st morning coffee service 3. Coffee filters...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New sink and all new tile throughout the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Part ONE of gear and pantry items we provide [VRBO space limits # of words per text box] We offer varity flotation gear and snorkel sets (2 large-1 small) and beach chairs as part of your package. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Part 4--Pantry 12. Two rolls extra toilet paper 13. Hand soap dispensers for kitchen and bathroom 14. One scouring sponge 15. Kitchen garbage bags 16. Pen & pad for shopping notes 17. Shopping bags ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Sometimes we 'love to live on the lanai'--it is blessed with an amazing view and you are RIGHT THERE on the ocean! Dining table, light, and electric outlets make for use as another room. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A lot of lawn chairs provided ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Great grilling area close to the ocean. Two large gas grills and one charcoal grill. Seating for dining oceanside....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We provide the gear as pictured so you do not have to rent boogie boards or snorkel gear. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Largest Pool on the Maalaea Bay Condo Row. ONLY heated pool, uses passive heat via pumping water through piping on roof. ...moreless

  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Building


from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2017
May 1 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Low Season
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
5 night min stay
Low Season
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Low Season 2017
Aug 1 - Nov 15, 2017
5 night min stay
High Season Nov 2017
Nov 16 - Dec 19, 2017
5 night min stay
Holiday Season 2017
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2018
10 night min stay
High Season Jan 2018
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning(we lower if7d+) $120
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All Rates are discounted for stays in excess of 14 days. We pay $120 for EXCEPTIONAL CLEANING after each guest, which is WAIVED in all but short stays. Hawaii Occupancy Tax, 13.42% in Maui. $250 Deposit required to confirm booking; Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation Fees Variable by length of stay & # of days notice given.

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Last updated: 04/11/2017
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kahului - easy, quick drive to Maalaea Bay area
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
World-class Acquarium in Maalaea Shopping Center
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Maalaea Shopping Center
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Haycraft Park - gateway to wildlife preserve beach

Car: Not Necessary

All Usual Beach and Water Activities - Snorkeling, Etc, Great Restaurants and Shopping, Many Golf Choices, Fishing - right off the Maalaea Kai Bulkhead, Whale Watching, Helicopter Tours, World Class Aquarium, Pacific Whale Foundation - board their Excellent Tours just a short walk down the road, Kealia National Wildlife Refuge


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We live in Alberta, but with roots in Washington: Richard maintains a home there. We root for the Huskies, the Eskimos, the Seahawks, and the Oilers! Gwen has her psychology practice in Alberta--and while she generates her CDs and articles and books in Alberta, MUCH of her inspiration is drawn from the dose of spiritual refreshing she enjoys during each visit to our peaceful paradise getaway. We trust that our condo--and your experiences here--will work their magic on you as well.

Why the Owner Chose Maalaea, HI, USA:
We loved this peaceful, quiet setting--away from the tourists who crowd the better-known areas such as Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kihei, Wailea, and so forth. And yet, with this panoramic view and four miles of undeveloped beach nearby, we are peacefully isolated on a dead-end road just a short walk away to a park that adjoins a wildlife refuge that is your upland 'development' all the way to Sugar Beach. Very few on our beaches, other than the locals, who use the park on weekends and vacations. Maybe best of all, our condo unit is TRULY OCEANFRONT--a strong arm could toss a rock from our lanai into the ocean. Who could ask for more? By comparison, we recently took 29 minutes to drive through Kihei--and some parts of the day it is like a rolling parking lot to get in the line of cars headed for the ever-popular (and always over-populated) spots of Lahaina and Kaanapali. When you see us on the map, you can see how easy it is to get out and about on the island. We are close to the main highway, yet tucked away on a dead-end road with no traffic. Plus, Maalaea Kai has a greater percentage of owner-occupied units, which means fewer crowds doing the tourist thing. Our land is owned by our owners, unlike many other condos on our roadway (e.g. the two buildings on either side of us) where the condo unit 'owners' must pay rent each month to the land owner. Bottom-line of this is that we, as owners at Maalaea Kai, are much more likely to vote to put money into building & grounds improvements and maintenance. Hence, our building is in top shape, and likewise for our grounds.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
On our first visit to Maalaea Kai, we were renters. Nearing sunset, the condo manager lit all of the Tiki Torches along the ocean bulkhead. Waving palms, the torches, the ocean, and the colors of the sky. With the sun setting on the clouds and on Haleakala, and just the sounds of the ocean, it was PURE MAGIC for us! We know you will love it too.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

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  • Magnificent View from Your Lanai, Well-Groomed Grounds & Maalaea Bay

    Magnificent View from Your Lanai, Well-Groomed Grounds & Maalaea Bay

  • A Short Walk to Where Your Beach Adventure Begins

    A Short Walk to Where Your Beach Adventure Begins

  • Fully Equipped Modern Kitchen Opens to Bar and Living Room

    Fully Equipped Modern Kitchen Opens to Bar and Living Room

  • Play or Work on the Internet Using Your Free Broadband Connection

    Play or Work on the Internet Using Your Free Broadband Connection

  • Enjoy Cooking with Gas at Two BBQs Along Ocean Front

    Enjoy Cooking with Gas at Two BBQs Along Ocean Front

  • Walking Distance to Excellent Restaurants & Large Variety of Retailers

    Walking Distance to Excellent Restaurants & Large Variety of Retailers

  • Heated Pool & Grounds Abut Ocean

    Heated Pool & Grounds Abut Ocean

  • Tropical Theme Bathroom

    Tropical Theme Bathroom

  • The Largest Pool of all the Maalaea Bay Condos

    The Largest Pool of all the Maalaea Bay Condos

  • Open, Airy Living Room with Dining Table Opens to Tiled Lanai

    Open, Airy Living Room with Dining Table Opens to Tiled Lanai

  • Air Conditioning in Bedroom; Remote Controls; Individual Temperature Settings

    Air Conditioning in Bedroom; Remote Controls; Individual Temperature Settings

  • Dine or Relax on Your Lanai with Spectacular Mt. Haleakala in Background

    Dine or Relax on Your Lanai with Spectacular Mt. Haleakala in Background

  • A World Class Aquarium is Just a Short Walk from Your Condo

    A World Class Aquarium is Just a Short Walk from Your Condo

  • Access to Kealia National Wildlife Preserve

    Access to Kealia National Wildlife Preserve

  • Save on Rental of Recreation Gear

    Save on Rental of Recreation Gear

  • Maalaea Harbor: Buzz's Wharf & Tour/Fishing Boats

    Maalaea Harbor: Buzz's Wharf & Tour/Fishing Boats

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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