About the property
- Condo510 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
One Bedroom, One Bath Third/Top Floor Oceanfront Condo
The views from this newly remodeled and upgraded (July-August, 2015) third/top floor OCEANFRONT unit are spectacular, with the clear blue-green ocean vista and radiant sunsets over the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i. From the lanai, you are only 25 feet from the ocean where turtles feed in the rocks just steps from the Magic Beach! Located in the Kuleana resort with only seven 2-3 story buildings, enjoy the best of Hawaii with it’s tropical beauty and unsurpassed views. Kuleana is considered one of the most beautiful and impeccably maintained oceanfront properties on West Maui, offering luxurious living in a peaceful, serene setting. Seasonal humpback whale watching is available directly from our lanai using the high power binoculars provided in this unit (or take an even closer look with a Pacific Whale Foundation cruise from Lahaina harbor). In addition to the multitude of sea turtles, other sea life such as dolphins, manta rays, eagle rays and monk seals can be seen right outside your door. The property has two beaches and a sea ladder, all providing easy entry into the crystal clear ocean for snorkeling in the private snorkel cove, surfing, paddle boarding, boogie boarding (yes, the waves are good!), kayaking or simply relaxing in the water. A coral reef exists straight out from the property, enhancing the snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, and boogie board activities. Fishing is also popular from the beaches and the ladder.
This unit was purchased in June, 2015 and completely remodeled as our second home and vacation rental in paradise. All new tropical furniture and decorations have been added to compliment the softly colored walls and insure complete submersion in the Hawaiian experience, with careful attention given to comfort, safety and storage. The top of the line plush firm Cal King bed in the bedroom provides relaxing comfort and support while being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the ocean. Although the ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom are usually sufficient to pull in the ocean breezes and keep the unit comfortable, the bedroom has a new air conditioner that's large enough to cool the entire 510+ sq ft interior space on those few days in the summer when it's hot and/or humid. The bedroom has ample storage for personal belongings, with a large mirrored closet, mirrored dresser and 15 inch high bedframe to allow storage of large suitcases and extra linens under the bed. The open and well lit bathroom has a large vanity with marble counter/sink and vanity to ceiling mirror. The full size shower has a built in seat and grab bars, which together with the ADA compliant toilet provide ease of access for older occupants. The kitchen includes lots of counter space with the built-in peninsula, as well as all the necessary appliances (fridge/freezer, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, toaster, coffee maker, blender), glassware, dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, pots and pans, storage containers and non-perishable foodstuffs for those who want to prepare some of their meals themselves (or at least morning coffee and evening Mai Tai). There is a small table next to the kitchen for inside dining (or working on puzzles or other table based games), but we enjoy most of our meals on the patio table and four chairs on the lanai. The living room has a comfortable queen size sofa sleeper (with 6 inch thick mattress), two swivel rocker easy chairs, coffee table and end tables with adjustable track lighting, as well as an entertainment center with an adjustable 40 inch wall mounted HDTV (with premium HDTV programming, WiFi and streaming from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc).
The grounds, nearly 4 acres in size, are second to none on West Maui. They contain a myriad of meticulously manicured, lavish vegetation along with paths on which to stroll the property. There is a large, heat-controlled pool to sun, swim, and relax. Barbeques reside at the ocean’s edge, providing an unsurpassed setting for cooking while watching the sunset. There are a multitude of on-site activities to enjoy, including tennis and shuffleboard and ping pong. The resort lobby has extensive library for your reading pleasure, as well as a concierge for booking your luaus and sightseeing trips.
Why pay the high prices for a room in the popular hotels in Kaanapali, Kapalua or Wailea unless you prefer distant ocean views, crowded beaches and eating every meal at expensive restaurants. Our luxurious Kuleana condo is ideal for anyone who wants to control their budget, activities and privacy to suit their own tastes.
NOTE 1: IF THIS CONDO IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE DATES YOU WANT, PLEASE TRY VRBO 470481, WHICH IS A GROUND FLOOR UNIT RIGHT BELOW THIS ONE (702 KULEANA).
NOTE 2: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR 2 CONDOS FOR EXTENDED FAMILIES, WE OWN BOTH 718 AND 702 KULEANA WHICH CAN BE RENTED TOGETHER IF AVAILABLE.
NOTE 3: SINCE WE RECENTLY PURCHASED THIS UNIT AND IT IS UNDERGOING A COMPLETE UPGRADE/REMODEL, PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER KULEANA PROPERTY AT VRBO 470481 TO SEE REVIEWS AS BOTH CONDOS ARE SIMILIAR IN REMODELING, FURNISHINGS, AMENITIES AND DECORATIONS.
NOTE 4: ALTHOUGH THIS UNIT IS ON THE THIRD/TOP FLOOR WITH PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS, THERE ARE ONLY 18 STEPS FROM THE GROUND TO THE FRONT DOOR, AS THE BOTTOM UNITS ARE BELOW GROUND LEVEL AT THE ENTRANCE.
Kerry and Lynne Nugent
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- Apr 17, 2018
About Kerry and Lynne Nugent
Although we live in the Gold Country of Northern California, we have always thought of Maui as our second home. We met online in 2000 and were married on Maui in 2001, but we're still on our honeymoon. We have three children between us and three precious grandchildren, all of whom live in Northern California. Although not retired, we plan to work less and play more, so what is a better place to do that than on Maui. As an expat from Canada, I have met many Canadians who own property at the Kuleana resort or choose to rent here for their holidays. As new vacation rental owners, we look forward to developing more friendships with guests from around the world who share our passion for this tropical paradise.
Kerry and Lynne Nugent purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Kerry and Lynne Nugent chose Honokowai
After a wonderful wedding in Makena, we returned to Maui each October for our anniversary and stayed at a wide variety of complexes and locations on this beautiful island (all rented through VRBO). In 2011, after our youngest daughter was off to college, we rented 702 Kuleana and immediately fell in love with everything about this property. We purchased 702 Kuleana in March, 2013 and remodeled it to use as our second home in paradise. While our kids/grandkids renting another unit to visit with us in March 2015, 718 Kuleana went up for sale, so we decided to purchase it so that multi generation families (like ours) could have two separate condos near each other to rent for Maui vacations.
What makes this Condo unique
Although this condo is ideal for honeymooners or other young couples, we added a very comfortable queen size sofa sleeper for couples with one or two children. Unlike the high priced hotels on Maui, this condo offers a home away from home feeling in a more private setting with all the luxuries you could want while vacationing in paradise. We don't consider this condo a rental, but rather a second home that we wish to share with family, friends and special guests who appreciate a comfortable place to call home while enjoying all of the wonders the island of Maui has to offer. The Kuleana resort is ideally situated in Kahana on the northwest side of Maui, with easy access to great restaurants, championship golf and ocean sports from Lahaina a few miles to the south to Kapalua a few miles to the north. We recommend a rental car while on Maui (with free parking at Kuleana) to take advantage of all the beautiful drives and destinations (as detailed in the guide in our condo) on this tropical island paradise.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Outstanding Maui Getaway
Unit 718 at the Kuleana was a perfect getaway for my husband and I. Kerry and Lynn are wonderful hosts. We relaxed with morning coffee watching the sea turtles in the ocean below our waterfront balcony.
Lovely Oceanfront Condo
We stayed in Kerry and Lynne’s condo at Kuleana. We were very impressed with their condo. It was very clean, well stocked for cooking and beaching. The ocean views were spectacular, only about 30 yds from the water!! The resort pool is large and rarely crowded. There is some shopping close by but a car is recommended as there is so much to see on Maui.
Tiny bit of Paradise.
As always, Kuleana does not disappoint; especially this updated, comfortable, oceanfront unit. The owners have thought of guests’ every beach need: beach maps, chairs, towels, snorkel gear, coolers, binoculars, and plenty of restaurant recommendations. The views of whales in season, sea turtles, Lanai, and Molokai are nearly enough. But, you cannot beat the fabulous sunsets each evening from the lanai, while walking the beautiful grounds, or grilling dinner with other guests. There is a small beach frequented by sunning sea turtles and an occasional monk seal, plus, snorkeling is great along the shoreline. The pool in the center of the complex is surrounded by tropical landscaping, large and inviting. Have been planning a return visit since departure!
Very responsive. Thanks for a great stay
The Views are Amazing
My husband and I spent 10 days at Kerry and Lynne's wonderful condo to attend the PGA Tournament of Champions and to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. If you are looking for a quiet well maintained complex with outstanding views from the balcony this is the place for you. We met numerous people that come back to the condo complex each year.
The condo is clean, very comfortable, has lots of extra touches and is convenient to so many wonderful places to visit and explore. We looked forward to coming back to our "place in paradise" each evening for drinks and dinner on the balcony. We watched the sunset and whales each evening and had breakfast with the sea turtles each morning for our entertainment.
Kerry and Lynne were responsive and great to work with.....no worries in renting from them!
We would certainly highly recommend this unit, as we are looking to return ourselves.
Turtles every day!
We had a great seat for turtle watching. We walked up and down the shore at the Kuleana and only ever saw turtles right in front of our condo. We had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Althought we didn't use it much, the AC in the bedroom was fairly quiet. We had more rain than we normally see in Maui so lots of rainbows! It was our first time there in December. There were lots of cool Christmas trees everywhere.
Enjoy watching whales, turtles and dolphins while sitting on the lanai with a view of Lana'i, Moloka'i and Oahu or relax on the beach under the monkeypod tree 40 feet from the lanai. Located between Lahaina and Kapalua, the Kuleana resort is ideally located close to world renowned golf, restaurants and water activities. A guide to local activities, day trips and restaurants is provided in our condo, based on our experiences over the past 14 years, with activities divided into relaxed, active or extreme and restaurants classified by price (all highly recommended). When staying at the resort to relax by the heated Olympic size pool or on the beach, we recommend lunch or dinner from the Okazuya Deli a few block away, where you can get excellent meals at reasonable prices and enjoy them on the lanai. We also recommend a visit to the Farmers Market just down the road every Mon-Wed-Fri morning for fresh papayas, mangoes, coconuts, pineapples and apple bananas.
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Cancellation Policy - All payments will be refunded if unit can be rebooked for reserved time. Funds will be deducted from refund to cover any dates we are not able to rebook.