About the property
- Condo1050 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 14 nights
2 BR, 2 BA, 'Sleep Numbers' King, Queen Sofa Bed, 3 Twins, Crib, Wi-Fi, Sleeps 7
'Last minute' Booking Special: $175 for any open nights in April and May 2018, 3 night minimum. See rates and "NOTES", for details.
My description is very long. A Maui vacation is a big expense. You should know every detail about the condo you are renting so there are no surprises or disappointments. I describe in great detail the amenities and benefits of my unit and our complex.
The main photo was taken from the master bedroom, showing how close the beach really is. No unit in our complex is closer. It truly is only 15 steps from the edge of our lanai to the sand. You can swim in front (season permitting). A condo that is Oceanfront is not the same as BEACHFRONT. A beach has sand. “Oceanfront” is on a reef or rocks...NO SANDY BEACH. That is why the Oceanfront units are less.
The two and 1/2 acre Kanai A Nalu has been rated the best vacation property in Maalaea. On a quiet cul-de-sac, there is very little traffic. There are lovely tropical grounds with 4 BBQ's, a heated pools, pool side eating area and a beach side shower. Our complex is one of only three in Maalaea that is on the beach. The other seven are on a rocky reef. Two are next to the busy Maalaea Harbor, with its traffic, boat engine noise and fumes. Many have distant parking lots and half have coin $$ operated laundry rooms. Our condo has its own in-unit washer and dryer. Our beach is 4 miles long and runs parallel to a protected wildlife refuge. On a morning walk you may not run into another person. This is the most un-crowded beach on Maui. It's like your own private paradise.
Please read the reviews on the condos you are considering. You don't want to stay in a condo that has had two or three stars, or very few reviews. Reviews are how you will find a good condo.
Surprisingly, some condos don't have air conditioning, including many in our complex. During the warmer months (May through October) Maui gets into the 80’s and 90’s (August & September), the humidity can be at 90%. You really need air conditioning. We installed a NEW AIR CONDITIONER in 2016. Plus there are six ceiling fans, two portable fans and a dehumidifier to remove moister from the air.
Some of our amenities include 3 FLAT SCREEN TVs and 3 DVD/Blu-ray players, free Wi-Fi and a printer, free long distance to the US and Canada, beach gear, swim noodles, boogie boards, beach towels, sand chairs, 6-8 lanai chairs, 2 lanai tables,games, movies and a Safe for valuables. The kitchen has a view of the ocean, newer dishwasher (2016), full size stove, side-by-side fridge (New 2017) with an ice maker and filtered water, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, cookware, utensils, glassware, wine glasses, silverware, dishes, an iron and ironing board, dishtowels and a digital washer and
a (New 2017) digital dryer. You may also find spices, salt, pepper, etc., coffee filters, and more.
FOR CHILDREN WE HAVE: A stroller, 3/4 size Crib, a High-chair, Pack & Play, a Baby Gate, Sand Toys, Movies and Puzzles.
Compare our 1,050 square foot, condo’s views to the other units in our complex. Some are 200 feet from the water. We have a Direct Beach Front, Ground Floor, Corner Condo, so no neighbors on one side, making it more private. Amazing 180-Degree View of Maui's south coast from the front corner master bedroom and Double Sized Lanai (seats 6, not just 4 like all the other condos). Compare the size of our lanai to the one right next door (you can see in the photos .
We have Traditional bedrooms. No Lofts or rooms that open to the living space by a thin folding wall. Many units in our complex have open master bedrooms. Our solid walls offer privacy, and a quiet retreat. There is a $2,600 “Select Comfort” King. Each side adjusts to your desired firmness or softness. 2nd Bedroom has Pillow top Mattresses on Twins. They can be converted to a 2nd King. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and Cable (flat screen) TV’s. We also have a 3rd twin bed that is a blow-up bed. Living Room has Queen Sleeper Sofa. We have Free Parking just steps from the condo. No hassle with having to go up flights and flights of stairs, or walk to the back of the building to take the elevators.
Most people picture in their minds their “Dream” Vacation condo, right on a sandy beach with spectacular views and magnificent sunrises and sunsets. They could swim in front, or take a walk on miles of pristine, un-crowded beach. My 1,050 sq. ft. Direct Beachfront, Ground Floor, Corner Condo could be what you're dreaming of. With so many to choose from, this is my chance to tell you what I think sets mine apart from the others.
Not many condos are this close to a sandy beach. In summer you can swim or snorkel right in front. In winter, watch the Whales from the lanai, out in Maalaea Bay. When you walk in and see the view of the ocean from the living room, you will be delighted. When you go outside, the spectacular 180-degree views of Maui's entire south coast will take your breath away. Every morning, you can watch the sun come up over Haleakala. It is truly, an indescribable experience.
Our condo only faces the beach, miles of ocean, Maui’s south coast, Haleakala and the island of Lanai. Being on a corner is nothing like an 'interior' unit that shares two common walls. They have only one window in their master, and their second bedroom window opens to the back facing either a busy walkway, allowing strangers to look in or the noisy parking lot. We also have NO NEIGHBORS ON ONE SIDE. It is quieter, more private and has incredible views of the beach from the front corner, master bedroom's wall-to-wall windows. Our second bedroom has views of the ocean, the tropical grounds and the pool.
The master bath has a walk-in, over-sized, tiled shower. It has both a hand held and wall mounted shower head. The other bathroom has a full size tub, sliding doors and a shower above. Both bathrooms have cooling ceiling fans, designer towels, rugs, accessories and wall mounted hair dryers.
The condo is wheelchair accessible unit (but not ADA compliant). The previous owner was in a wheelchair. There is a small ramp at the front door, a super wide door into the master bath, and a roll in shower with a ramp and three grab bars. He was allowed to enlarge the doorways and the master shower. They are wider than normal. He was given permission to enlarge the lanai to accommodate his wheelchair, plus tables and chairs. As such, it's twice the size of the other lanais. Being on a corner, it extends beyond the norm, increasing our views even further. It has two tables and six chairs instead of the normal four. With a larger group, everyone can be together. It is the only lanai that accommodates the large comfy lounges. Also our lanai is level with the grass so you can roll right off of it onto the lawn.
Please compare my condo's rate to the other direct beachfront units. I am very competitive. There are many inexpensive units available in the complex. Some have no air conditioner or only one TV and not many amenities. Some only cater to adults (no children’s items). Or only sleep 4 guests. Please look at their photos carefully. Some are over 200 feet from the beach, at the back of the complex. Except for the direct beach front units (that face the sand), the condos in our ”U” shaped complex face each other. People are across from each other hanging out on the lanai and looking into all the other units. Not much privacy. On some of the ground floor units they have so many plants growing around their lanai and windows, there’s not much of a view. Our condo with its corner, ground floor, direct beach front location has a double lanai with fantastic views all the way from Wailea to the Harbor.
Condo's Hawaii Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have an on island Maui Property Manager. Once you are at the condo, they will assist you with any problems or needs.
Diane Lees, Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have on island Property Manager.
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- May 24, 2018
About Diane Lees, Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have on island Property Manager.
I grew up in Southern California. From the time I was a small child, we camped on the beach (in tents) and later in trailers. I loved the beach. As an adult, I visited the Hawaiian Islands. I decided I had to one day own a beach front condo. I searched for years for just the right property. This is my piece of Paradise.
Diane Lees, Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have on island Property Manager. purchased this Condo in 2005
Why Diane Lees, Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have on island Property Manager. chose Maalaea
When this condo came on the market I begged, borrowed and talked my grown children into buying it with me. It didn’t take much to convince them. All they had to do was watch a Virtual Tour and they were hooked. After the purchase, we spent more money remodeling and decorating. I keep the relaxed but elegant tropical feel of the condo because that was what we fell in love with. This is a wonderful, relaxing, and inspiring place!! A place where I can walk out , taking approximately 15 steps, and be on a beautiful, Maui beach. Feeling the warm soft sand squeeze between my toes. I can sit on the lanai and have views of the Maui coastline that goes on for miles, or I can watch the waves dance along the sand while my grandchild plays just a few feet away. It’s the Hawaii experience I say in the movies. The experience I dreamed about. This is our little piece of Paradise. And we would like to share it with you.
What makes this Condo unique
Why we love this place so much. It is quiet, elegantly comfortable, romantic (even with kids along) and you will never forget the magnificent views of the beach from the direct-ocean-front location. This condo is closer to a sandy beach then any other condo in the building. Actually, it's closer to a sandy beach then any condo in any of the other buildings on Ma’alaea Bay. There may be condos that are closer to the water (with a rocky no-beach shoreline) but none are closer to a beautiful white sands beach that you can walk on or swim in. Why do I know this? I have been coming to Maalaea Bay for over 19 years and have stayed at five of the ten different properties located here. I consider myself to be a very “hard to please” person. I have always looked for a beautiful condo, right on the beach. Most of the ads said their condo was on the 'beach'. The photos all showed a beach in the background but from the angle of the shot I could never tell how close it really was. Unfortunately, I found out after I arrived that usually, there was no beach, only a rugged rocky shoreline. I would actually have to walk a long ways to get to a sandy beach. It made me really scrutinize the ads very carefully.
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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.
Spent hours researching "Beach Front" Good luck finding anything else like this!
If you want strip malls and tons of traffic don't stay here. This is island life! We battled through combat snorkeling on one of the tours, everyone was bumping into each other to find one sea turtle. While sitting on the largest patio area in the complex, you watch them go by on a regular basis. This is a four story complex, we were concerned about staying on the bottom floor. This place has brick side to side walls and didn't hear anything from up above. There's no elevator...
We were able to walk out about 15 steps to the beach.
The owner is more than helpful answering questions and is very concerned about your stay there.
I'm not a reviewer, but just wanted to help anyone looking for a place to stay.
Ideal for Children!
We LOVED our family vacation in Maui. The very close beach was perfect to spend our days and the ocean view from the condo was beautiful :).
We hope we can return some day soon!!
I am delighted that you had such a great vacation on Maui. I am lucky that my condo is so close to the beach which usually means, my guests will love the location and that will enhance their stay. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I do hope you get a chance to return someday.
Great condo, wonderful location !!
My family and I had a great experience at the condo. The 10 steps to the beach and 12 steps to the pool (the kids counted) was amazing. Sitting on the porch watching the sunset and sunrise was a highlight of the trip. I felt comfortable in the condo almost like being at my own home. Thanks to the owner for making this a wonderful experience from the first email to the last. Mahalo !
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy you felt at home at the condo, with a group of seven, that is not always possible. Looking forward to having you return. You were great guests!
We had a great time in Maalaea!
This property had all the promised amenities and more! Being on the bottom floor was great and we were able to watch a lot of sea life from our lanai! This is a great condo!
My husband and I spent five great days at Diane's condo. It is just as described, and the photo of the beach is just what you'll wake up and go to bed to. We kept the window of the bedroom open so we could hear the waves, and this is just what we were looking for. We had breakfast outside so we could watch the little heads of the turtles pop in and out between the waves.
We found everything we could want or need in the condo, so we could stay in and cook, or go out to dinner in Maalaea. A beautiful sandy beach is only steps away, and the condo community is very quiet, but still a shot drive from Kihei and Wailuku.
We definitely hope to be able to come back! Thank you for having us.
I am glad you got to see the turtles out front. I always look for them when I am there. I am happy you had such a wonderful time on Maui. I'll be going in May for a couple of weeks to work on the condo. I want to keep it nice for guests like you and your husband.
Thank you for the review, it is much appreciated. I hope you get the opportunity to return to the condo, you will be welcome guests.
Maui Dream Location
The location of this condo is second to none. Steps from the ocean with a swimmable beach. This unit is located in the heart of Maui 5 minute walk to the ocean center or Beach Bums ( great happy hour spot ). The condo itself comes with everything you need. We were there with another couple and had the second bedroom with the twin beds set up as a king. Very comfortable. The owner of this condo Diann is very attentive and really cars about the guests and the condo.
The next time we require a 2 bedroom unit we will for sure try to get this one.
Thanks Dian for the great memories.
Curtis and Roseann
St Albert , Ab.
I'm glad you enjoyed your time on Maui and at my condo. I agree, Beach Bums is the best place for happy hour. Thank you for writing a very nice review. I hope you get the opportunity to return someday. You were a wonderful guest.
The Kanai A Nalu is one of only three complexes in Maalaea that is directly on the beach. The others 7 buildings are on a rocky reef (no swimming). Half use coin $$ operated laundry (sit and wait), two are next to the busy Harbor with boat engine noise and fumes, some have distant parking lots (carry the bags) and one doesn't have a pool. Kanai A Nalu is rated the best property in Maalaea. Almost at the end of a cul-de-sac, there is little traffic. Free parking is steps away. It has Tropical Grounds, Lush Lawns, A Heated Pool, Lounges and a Beachside shower. Our beach runs parallel to a Protected Wildlife Refuge. Endangered Turtles lay their eggs here. No development is allowed along this beach. It runs five miles, to Kihei. On an early morning walk you may not see another person. Explore tide pools. It's like your own private paradise and the most uncrowded beach on Maui. If you want crowds go to Lahaina, Wailea or Kihei. Other Activities: Swim, snorkel or boogie board at our beach, just in front of the condo. The condo is only 12 minutes from the airport.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
DISCOUNT: $175 for any open nights in APRIL AND MAY, 2018, Minimum stay 3 nights. (2-4 guests) additional guest $10, cleaning $175. Guests will be approving our online policies which is stated in our Rental Agreement . You will be sent a copy (which will need to be filled out with guest information a week or so after the payment of the $300 refundable security deposit on the website. It will show you all the owner's charges for their condo. You are required to fill out the Rental Agreement with the name and address of all guests. You will need to sign it and return it by mail. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival (on a regular booking), or 120 days (on holiday or an extended booking) ($600 or 10% deposit required for a holiday or extended booking). YOU MUST CANCEL 60 DAYS prior to arrival (regular booking) or 120 DAYS prior to arrival (for a holiday or extended booking - 28 days or longer) for a full refund. There is a $100 cancellation fee. Wheelchair Accessible, but not ADA compliant. 3:00 PM CHECK IN TIME. No Luggage storage available, prior to arrival. 11:00 AM CHECK OUT TIME. No Smoking unit. No pets. Children are welcome. Condo allows up to six adults and one child under six. $100 cancellation fee. Hawaiian Taxes are 14.25% (as of January 2018), there is a 3% convenience fee charged on all bookings that use a credit card for payment. Security deposit is refunded 14 days after check out. See complete online policy on damage and cancellations. OUR RENTAL AGREEMENT HAS ALL OUR POLICIES. PLEASE NOTE WEBSITE SAYS 100% REFUND IF CANCELLED WITHIN 60 OR 120 DAYS....THIS IS NOT CORRECT. THERE IS A $100 CANCELLATION FEE.