If you dream of sleeping on a tropical beach, a world apart from your everyday life, you will love staying here. Built before setbacks from the water were required, our condo is literally right on the ocean. We have fondly named it "Turtle Haven" because we see them every day from the lanai.
BE AWARE that our seawall is in need of repair and our association has installed a temporary bamboo fence along the top of the wall as a safety precaution. There is still direct beach access at the end of the building. And, our 2nd floor views are not obstructed in any way.
Our two bedroom, one bath, second floor, oceanfront unit is the ideal vacation home to share with your family and friends. As soon as you walk in the door, you'll feel as if you've stepped into another place and time. It has everything you need for a truly comfortable stay:
- Bedroom #1 - Queen bed
- Bedroom #2 - Two twin beds ( can be converted to King)
- Living Room - Daybed / twin size
- Air Conditioning
- Keypad door lock (no keys or cards to carry)
- Free WiFi, 34" Flat Screen "smart" TV and Blu-ray DVD player
- Telephone with free long distance to USA and Canada
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Beach gear ( usually left by previous guest, no guarantees!)
- Portable PakNPlay
- Resident green sea turtles that you can watch from the lanai (we call the big guy"Ted")
- 2nd Floor, stair access only (no elevator)
From our private lanai, you have an unobstructed ocean view of neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai, miles of open water, spectacular sunsets, sail boats, soft breezes, turtles, dolphins and ocean waves.
And, whales! If you visit between mid-November to mid-April, you will see lots and lots of whales!!
Experience "Old Hawaiian" charm at Maui Sands. The spacious living and dining area open onto a large lanai to provide space to stretch out, read, relax, watch the ocean or play games in the evening. The fully furnished kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator/freezer (equipped with an ice maker!) and a stove. You'll have plenty of seating for meals at the dining room table, around the bar and at the table on the lanai . We have tried to keep a vintage flavor, but for the more technically inclined, the unit is completed with WiFi, a flat screen TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, and a keypad door lock (no keys to carry around).
The unit can sleep up to five (5) guests on beds. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, the guestroom has two twin beds and there is a twin size daybed in the living room. Six is the maximum number of guests allowed by the the building association.
In the bathroom, the vanity is separate from the water closet, making it functional for larger groups.
Stroll through' three acres of lovingly tended, lush tropical gardens with plenty of grassy areas, tropical fruit trees, native plants and room to play outdoors. The property has a fresh water swimming pool, 3 BBQs, an ice machine and a coin-operated laundromat. An observation deck over looking the ocean provides a place for guests and owners to gather each night to watch the sunset while sipping on their favorite beverage (as of Feb 2018, this is closed due to pending seawall repairs).
You are just steps away from snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, paddle boarding, wave jumping or just simply basking in the sun right in FRONT of our home. You can watch the kids play in the water from your lanai or the grassy strip along the beach. Bring your snorkeling gear, or rent from across the street. Discover the abundant sea life in the ocean waters right in front of our condo. Maybe you'll get lucky and share the water with one of our resident green sea turtles.
For a change of pace, take a short walk north and you'll find Honokowai Park with picnic tables, jungle gym, shade trees and a sandy beach. Your kids will love it. And, sometimes you'll find a turtle basking on the beach. Stop at the farmer's market on your way back for some appetizers to enjoy while you watch the sunset or browse through local shops for the perfect island-made jewelry, keepsake or gift. If you're ambitious, you can pick up the board walk a few blocks south and walk 3 miles all the way to Black Rock and Kaanapali Beach.
You will have a reserved parking place for your car, included in your rental price, but can easily walk to restaurants, shops, grocery stores, a fish market and a farmers' market. Our Resort is located in West Maui on Lower Honoapiilani Road between Kaanapali and Kapalua, a short drive or bus ride for you to enjoy world-class beaches, golf courses and shopping at Whaler's Village. There are also bicycle rentals available within walking distance.
Drive a few miles south and you will be in historic Lahaina, walking through the branches of the famous Banyon tree, strolling along the marina, perhaps choosing a charter boat for fishing, taking in an evening Luau, or just wandering through art galleries, shops and restaurants. Rent a scooter and take a drive North up the coast to snorkel in Honolua Bay. Venture further to the Blow Hole or charming Kahakuloa Village for a taste of Julia's banana bread. Then, return to the quiet grounds of Maui Sands, look up to admire the stars and fall asleep listening to the gentle lapping of the ocean waves.
Aloha 'Oe! See you soon!.