About the property
- Condo600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
1br/1bath, sleeps 4, elegant, clean, comfortable, and newly renovated
Come rejuvenate in our oceanfront condo! On your private Lanai/porch listen to the waves, enjoy watching turtles swim, and gorgeous views of Haleakala and Kahoolawe. Native Hawaiian canoes also race In winter time you can watch the whales come in to calve and teach their young to swim and play. Island Sands has a private beach for you to enjoy snorkeling, surf, kayak, paddleboard, fishing, or swimming with the turtles. Enjoy stunning sunrises and sunsets over Mt. Haleakala, and full moon shimmering on the ocean framed by swaying palm trees. Relax by the pool, or in our lovely condo with our guest amenities, and go home refreshed with the Aloha spirit of our condo.
The condo was renovated December 2014 and has all new furnishings and kitchen equipment, granite counters, ice maker in the fridge, a large pantry, and small appliances. There is also a washer dryer combination unit in the kitchen which works like a charm. New dishes and glassware make entertaining or cozy dining fun. You also have a pillow topped queen bed with luxurious sheets, and a couch with memory foam mattress for a great sleep listening to the waves roll, if you prefer to have guests stay. Flat screen Blue Ray TV and DVD/CD in the living room, and boogie boards and snorkel equipment await you on the lanai. Dimmer switch lighting, high boy table and chairs create a great view of the ocean and romantic ambiance for outdoor dining on the lanai. Bathroom has marble vanity, and lovely walk in shower.
Island Sands has barbecue grills for outdoor cooking, and tables in the pool area for gatherings, an outdoor shower, and a car washing area. It is located within walking distance of several good restaurants, which are across from Maalaea Harbor where you can go out on dolphin and whale watching excursions, sunset cruises, or snorkeling/diving adventures. Maalaea is centrally located in Maui so it is an easy drive to great places to explore such as the Haleakala National Park, Haiku/Paia ( wind surfing and other water sports), Ulapalakua local winery, Lahaina/Kaanapali and Keihei for shopping and night life, Kahului for the Maui Cultural Arts Center and more.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Bridget Bongaard
Jim and I love to entertain and meet people from all over the world. We have travelled to Europe, China, India, Fiji, Tanzania, while living in North Carolina but when we came to Maui, we realized the beauty and rejuvenating power of this lovely island and it's people. We would like to share the Aloha with you by 'sharing our home' at #410 Island Sands.
Bridget Bongaard purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Bridget Bongaard chose Maalaea
We came to Maui and fell in love with Maalaea. The Island Sands Condo building is stunning, being literally right on the ocean with a private beach, the grounds and pool were so well maintained and the location was so convenient to most of the fun activities on Maui. When we first walked in the front door of the unit the view of the ocean and palm trees stopped us in our tracks. We couldn't believe the beauty and serentiy of the view, and bought the property though it had not been renovated in many years. We gutted the unit, put in all new furniture, appliances, kitchen and bath to restore it for maximum comfort, and serenity. We especially love the outdoor living with the private lanai, with high boy furniture that allow you to see the sweeping views while having a meal or cocktail. We added adjustable lighting at night for an intimate dinner or drinks. Pure magic.
What makes this Condo unique
The sleeper sofa has a tempurpedic mattress for maximum comfort and the waves lull you to sleep in this bed. The master bed has a queen sized luxury mattress and pillows with 600 thread count sheets to give a sweet sleep. Air conditioning, cieling fans are rarely needed with the cool breezes that flow through the home. The kitchen has all new appliances, with microwave, and a terrific washer dryer unit. The granite bar seats 4 and adjacent to the kitchen, allowing great chats when meals are prepared in the kitchen, and is perfect for buffet type parties. Flat screen TV in living room, and CD/DVD player for home entertainment. Boogie boards for body surfing, beach towels, are there for instant fun at your private beach.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing! Gave a great local feel. We loved our ocean front view and the cozy condo. It truly made our trip to Maui magical and relaxing.
Awesome Condo and Owners
My wife and I had a great time there. The owners Bridget and Jim were fantastic. From the Pinapple Champagne to to advice about transportation- they were the best. Tori and I will be back!
Perfect home base for all of our activities!
We loved our oceanfront condo!
The Condo: I cannot say enough about the owners sparing no expense to provide every household detail we could need as a couple flying in for a brief stay. It's great as a guest not to pack a beach towel that takes up half of your suitcase, or to buy a whole can of coffee on the island if your only going to make four pots (not to mention the precious time spent driving to the store get it). Everything we needed was there at the condo; from snorkeling gear and boogie boards, to kitchen equipment and a bag style cooler (which was perfect for the beach). I even borrowed a band-aid from the first aid kit. You also get an assigned parking spot, so you're guaranteed a space no matter what time you roll in. Humpback whales were surfacing in the bay straight out from our balcony as we drank coffee each morning.
Location: The property is centrally located in the "neck" of the island for quick and easy access to all of the highlights of Maui. There are great restaurants and shopping 15 minutes North in Lahaina town (Cool Cat Cafe has amazing burgers and shakes). Also recommend checking out the beaches at Makena State Park. There is also quick access to the Airport, Kihei, Paia and the Road to Hana, and Haleakala highway.
Thanks again to Bridget and Jim for not only the comfort and convenience, but all of the little things that really made our stay great!
Casey and Jessica
Breathtaking to walk in and see the ocean right below us. We saw turtles at the shore and whales from our balcony. The only negative was the shower water never got above warm. The Tv is a little funky with channel selection. Small details in the grand scheme of this. Champagne and chocolates on arrival started out the vacation perfectly. The owners picked up our call right away when he had a question. Mahalo!!
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I mean what I say. If you want to get away from the touristy area of Lahaina and be somewhere a little more quiet but not secluded this is the place. My wife and I were here for our honeymoon and it had everything that we needed to enjoy ourselves. The bed was amazing cause the window by it had a consistent breeze that kept us cool for the night. Bathroom was clean and had everything we needed. Kitchen was amazing and we used it to cook ourselves breakfast to where we would eat it out on the porch that overlooked ocean. Every morning and early evening you could see the Whales from our balcony. And the place had a pair of binoculars for us to use, so if you and your significant other want to watch together bring an extra pair. Snorkel gear, beach towels and other things were available to us. But the best part they really greeted us by leaving us sparkling white wine in the fridge and chocolates on our bed. These owners go out of their way to make this place great and you won’t be disappointed if you get this place. We hope to book it again later down the road for our anniversary.
Beautiful updated condo with gorgeous East facing view of the ocean. A gorgeous beach is just a few minutes away and it is just a couple blocks from the Pacific Whale Foundation as well as a couple restaurants and shops yet away from the crowds. A lovely stay!
Your condo is in a very central location and about 15-20 minutes from most amenities, and other adventures can be found on Maui within a 30 minute drive. The winery is about 45 min drive but worth exploring as part of an Up Country Tour. Famous windsurfing town of Paia, is delightful, and most water sports can be done in Maalaea, as well as Kihei nearby. The famous Mamma's Fish House is a sure treat for old Hawaiian dining, and you are right at the Maalaea harbor where you can go on dinner or snorkeling cruises. There is all kinds of adventure and fun on this island, and your condo is perfectly located to make these an easy 1/2 day or day trip.