About the property
- Condo980 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 14 nights
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208-315-3317 Mountain Time Zone
Kanai A Nalu (“Gentle Breeze”) is located in Maalaea; a place often called “Maui’s best kept secret”. Our condo is direct OCEANFRONT, BEACHFRONT! You simply cannot get any closer to the ocean than our beautifully upgraded, ground floor unit!
From the lanai, gaze out and watch the sun rise over Haleakala (House of the Sun), the long dormant 10,000 foot volcano. Watch green sea turtles bobbing up for air and rolling in the surf, even sunning themselves on the beach. In the winter months (Nov-April) you will have a front row seat to breaching whales as they come back to the islands to give birth and nurse their young in the warm Hawaiian waters. In the summer months during a good south swell, you can watch surfers on the legendary surf break “Freight Trains”, one of the world’s fastest surfable waves.
Brew yourself a cup of freshly ground Kona coffee and make up a plate of local papaya, mango and bananas and sit out on the lanai with the Pacific Ocean just steps away. Why settle for less when you’ve come all this way to experience paradise?
You may find that a week (or even a month) is not enough time to fully appreciate this place. We welcome long-term renters, retirees and snowbirds to come and stay awhile!
Kids are welcome too: we provide the playpen, highchair and beach toys. They’ll love swimming in the complex pool and picking bananas from the tree right beside the lanai!
Be one of the first to enjoy our recently remodeled ground floor 2 bed, 2 bath condo. Travertine floors throughout, new granite countertops and all new furnishings. Details are important to us, that is why we transported unique lighting fixtures thousands of miles in our suitcases and made custom accent bedding and pillows for the bedrooms. We’ve installed some great perks like electric blinds, plantation shutters and a wine cooler. Even the things that may not be noticeable like quality fixtures, nice doors and a good quiet garbage disposal all work together to create a luxurious feeling.
On top of that we filled the space with original local art from Maui artisans. In the living room, we have showcased the beautiful fine art photography of Christopher Eagan (Lahaina). In the kitchen we had 2 large custom tile mosaics crafted by Makena Tile. In the master bath, a floor to ceiling bamboo design in etched tile by Janie Aldrige.
The Master Suite is truly a oceanfront retreat, with a King sized platform bed, flat screen TV and decadent white bedding with custom accent pillows. The Master bath is luxurious with a huge walk-in shower and double vanities with wall to wall mirrors reflecting all the beautiful surroundings and ocean views.
Before bed, take one last look at the moonlight shimmering on the Pacific and fall asleep listening to the rhythmic sound of the surf.
The guest bedroom has 2 Tommy Bahama styled twin beds with gel foam mattress toppers, clean crisp white bedding and custom made accent linens made from vintage Alfred Shaheen (the man behind the iconic Hawaiian Shirts) fabrics. The bedroom also has a small flat screen TV with cable and a cooling ceiling fan.
The kitchen of our condo is well equipped for those who want to cook and Kanai A Nalu has a BBQ area near the heated pool located in the center of the complex.
Our unit offers guests free long distance within the US and Canada as well as secure, high speed WiFi. 42” Flat screen TV with cable.
Maalaea’s trade winds provide a cooling breeze that keeps the temperatures just right, although we have a timer controlled A/C just in case.
We provide the beach toys, snorkel sets, boogie boards, skim board, sand toys & beach chairs...so grab some toys and explore your eco-diverse surroundings. Amazing boogie boarding, paddle boarding and snorkeling right in front of our unit!
20 steps off the lanai, and your toes are in the sand of one of Maui’s longest beaches. 4 miles of secluded sand to walk, run and beachcomb. You won’t find any crowds though because access to the beach is protected from the road by the bird-filled-ponds of Kealia Wildlife Refuge. It is so amazing to walk this beach and literally feel like you have it all to yourself!
A 5 minute walk in the opposite direction takes you to Maalaea Harbor where you will find a small grocery store, deli, craft market, restaurants and the Maui Ocean Center (Maui’s #1 tourist attraction), the Pacific Whale Foundation, miniature golf, shopping and most of the ocean activities available on Maui (sunset dinner cruises, deep sea fishing, snorkeling tours & whale watching).
Centrally located Maalaea, makes getting anywhere on the island easy. 15 minutes from the airport, a 5 minute drive south and you are in the long village of Kihei and a bit further, the ritzy resorts of Wailea. Twenty minutes to the west is the old whaling village of Lahaina, with it’s magnificent Banyan Tree and shopping galleries. You couldn’t be in a better location to explore all Maui has to offer.
We would love to share our getaway with you. It gives us great pleasure to have others experience the exquisite gem that is Maui. Its setting, its rain forests, mountains, beaches, upcountry adventures and the underwater world to explore, make Maui truly magical!
Contact us today to book your perfect place in Paradise!
Todd & Cindy
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- Apr 22, 2018
About Todd & Cindy
We are Todd and Cindy McKenna and we live in a small mountain town in the beautiful Northwest. Todd has a backround in travel, owning a travel agency for about 10 years. We both have a passion for good design and decor. We have combined our talents and interests to bring together this beautiful place in paridise. A place we enjoy vacationing in, and sharing with our guests. It is our desire to provide an incredible vacation experience in Maui.
Todd & Cindy purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Todd & Cindy chose Maalaea
After spending years coming to Maui we have been blessed to have found such a perfect property for our family to vacation for many years to come! It has everything we ever dreamed of in a vacation property, oceanfront on a long sandy beach. Great snorkeling and boogie boarding right outside our door! We also love the fact that our unit is ground level so the "living space" just expands right out into the grass, just 15 steps to the sand!
What makes this Condo unique
We are still pinching ourselves over the location of our property, this beach can't be beat for natural, undestirbed beauty! There are rare hawksbill turtles that come up and lay their eggs on this portion of Maui beach. Sea Turtles abound here, in fact on our 7 year old daughter's very first snorkeling experience (right in front of our unit)she was able to see a green sea turtle, an eel as well as beautiful colored fish along the reef. She hardly wanted to come up for air!!! The whale activity is very high here in this bay! We've stayed in many areas of Maui but have never seen such close whale activity. During our renovations this winter, Todd was standing on the beach watching a whale slap it's tail and could literally feel the thump under his feet!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was a girls trip to celebrate my retirement. The condo was perfect, meeting all our needs and exceeding our expectations. Celia was very helpful; giving us information about places to see - even texting us pictures. The condo was spotless. Steps from the beach. Perfect location, just minutes from everything. Beds were comfortable and kitchen well equipped. Everyone in the group wanted to know the brand name of pillows because they were so comfortable. Thank you for sharing your home with us; it really made my retirement celebration.
Our VROB rental was the perfect unit in a perfect location. The pool was so convenient and beautiful to use. Walks along the beach and watching whales from the patio were part of our daily routine. Maui is full of fun things to do! Our unit had everything we needed from beach gear to a beautifully furnished kitchen. Just a wonderful place to relax.
The condo was in a perfect place and we loved the oceanfront peacefulness!
The condo was beautiful - location and amenities. The local art was wonderful and the condo was just the right size for a vacation. It worked amazingly well for my mother who has mobility issues and it was so nice to just chill and watch the ocean waves and fall asleep to the waves as a backdrop. Unexpectedly my mother was ill to start our vacation and hospitalized and there was easy access to Maui medical center. More importantly she was able to heal to the sounds of the ocean and sight of the whales and the geckos when she was discharged.
The condo decor is beautiful. Just a few steps to the ocean. Location is a short drive.
Todd and Cindy thank you for sharing your piece of paradise again. This time as well as our previous visit. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We walked daily on the beach in front of the condo. Some days we would walk 1 mile and others were longer. Whale watching from the Lani is awesome. We also took a cruise with the Whale Foundation. We experienced 3 whales going back and forth under our vessel.
If you are reading this review with thoughts of booking. Do not hesitate. You will love everything about it. The location is right in the middle of the Island. You can be most places you want to go in less than 30 minutes in any direction.
Oh I almost forgot to mention Celia is a peach. She is always so helpfull and very nice.
George and Barb Kreyer
Vandals Heights, MN
George and Barb,
Thank you for your kind review...We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation! You are welcome back anytime!
Gorgeous home away from home ❤️
We love this little piece of paradise and truly enjoyed this lovely, upgraded condo. The decor, supplies and amenities are first class. Can’t wait to return.
Beautiful property in perfect location
My mom and I stayed at this property October 21-28. From the moment we first walked through the door after a long day of travel, we knew we made the best choice and felt right at home. Bright, modern updates and beautifully designed decor—you’ll find Native Hawaiian artwork and photography throughout the unit. The property was in a desirable location on the island for us—we wanted a property in a quieter, less touristy area. Haycraft Park is a short walk and the beaches had very few people on them. Everything you need for a day at the beach is provided (snorkel gear, boogie boards, Tommy Bahama beach chairs, cooler, umbrella, etc.) The kitchen and pantry are well stocked with cookware and staples for a meal cooked inside or grilled poolside (which is a short walk from the lanai). Everything was so clean! We found the welcome gifts of Kona coffee, fresh tropical fruits and Hawaiian treats waiting for our arrival a nice personal touch. Todd, Cindy and Celia promptly responded to any needs or questions we had during our stay. My mom is 76 and this was her first visit to Maui. Even before we left, we were planning on making our trips together an annual event and we will definitely return to this property. Mahalo, Todd and Cindy for sharing your beautiful home in paradise with us!
Vicki and Wava
Maui Ocean Center, Maui Golf & Sports Park, Pacific Whale Foundation
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cancellation Policy: 100% Refund if cancelled in writing 60 days before arrival date. Separate purchase of Travelers/Trip insurance strongly recommended!