Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible queen size bed, 1 Bath--Sleeps 4
About Gwen Randall-Young
I am a psychologist in private practice. To learn more about me you can search Gwen Randall-Young, psychologist. 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.
Gwen Randall-Young purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Gwen Randall-Young chose Maalaea
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.
What makes this Condo unique
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.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Living room queen size couch folds out for 2nd bedLiving room queen size couch folds out for 2nd bed
No smoking - No Smoking on Lanai or Maalaea Kai property.No Smoking on Lanai or Maalaea Kai property.
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Quiet, Convenient Location
We enjoyed being away from the busier resort areas. At this location, you can get to the airport, multiple beaches, shopping areas and other attractions within 20 minutes. It is next to the marina where all whale-watching and snorkeling boats depart from.
While this is an older condo complex, it is meticulously maintained. The laundry room on the same floor was convenient and always clean (the machines take credit cards). The unit itself is nice but also dated. Kitchen appliances are new, but the other a/v equipment and the bathroom need an upgrade. Storage in the bedroom closet was restricted due to the presence of paint buckets and building supplies. I know they needed to get as many parking spaces on site as possible, but the spaces are very narrow, which made it hard to get in and out of our car.
Disappointed in customer service and non communication
The suite was not very clean when we arrived particularly the floors and the bathroom. When I emailed the owner about my concerns the email was ignored. I tried to clean the suite myself but the mop was completely broken and unusable and the broom was on its last legs. There were no rags. The bathtub was clogged from the moment we got there. Again I sent a polite email detailing my concerns and request for cleaning supplies and it was ignored. The owner needs to put some money, time and care into updating and servicing this property as well as showing more care and respect for guests. Not once were we approached to see how our stay was going and our efforts at communicating were ignored. Disappointed.
This is an unfair review. The cleaners are top notch professionals that we have used for over 10 years ,and would never leave things as the writer described. The unit is cleaned when guests leave, and if there are several days before a new guest arrives, a pre-clean is done the day before they arrive as well. The abundance of 5 star reviews over many, many years indicate the care and attention to detail that are consistently provided. We get many guests who return year after year which speaks to their satisfaction of all aspects of this beautiful unit. We also give our personal email and phone number so guests can call anytime during their stay if required. If an email got lost a phone call would have received an immediate response as is, and will continue to be, our practice.
We had a really good experience staying at the condo. It was a good location for our honeymoon that was centered perfect on the island. We loved the beach down the street.
15 minutes from airport. very conveniently located. Did Lani Kai molinkini and turtle town boat tour, just a short walk or ride. Beach bums had lobster special on Tuesday for 28.95. 5 minute walk. relaxing sitting right on the lawn chairs listening to the waves. There were turtles also down in the water. great time.
The view is amazing!
This property was so great. It is right on the water with a 180 degree view. Maalea is relatively central so you could get anywhere with ease
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