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Ocean-Front Maui 3br/3ba Penthouse with Views, Views, Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,640 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Spread Out and Enjoy the Best Views on Maui in our Private Slice of Paradise

This 3-bedroom, 3-bath penthouse condo awaits your romantic island get-away or fun-filled family vacation. At 1640 square feet of indoor living space plus an additional 810 square feet of outdoor lanai space, this home allows you to bring the whole family. Our condo is located on a corner as close to the ocean as you can get and the views are simply amazing. Many other listings show photos of views that are obtained by twisting one's neck or using a telephoto lens, but the ocean views from our condo are so awesome that the camera cannot do justice.

Please note that we are doing an extensive remodel in the summer of 2018 that will include new bathrooms, kitchen and flooring. Stay tuned for further details.

The condo comfortably sleeps 6 with generous-sized rooms and high ceilings. Two bedrooms have king-size beds, ensuite bathrooms and doors that open out to a lanai. The master bedroom actually has doors leading to two different lanai's. Imagine not even having to get out of bed to enjoy the ocean view and listening to the sounds of the ocean to lull you to sleep every night. The third bedroom has two single beds that can be made into a king-sized bed and a door to the 3rd bathroom/powder room. Central air-conditioning and a full washer and dryer are included as well as 3 televisions, (one with surround sound and Apple TV), DVD players and Wi-Fi internet access to provide our guests with all of the comforts of home. Fully-stocked kitchen with dishwasher and full-sized refrigerator/freezer gives our guests the choice to eat in or dine out.

Makena Surf is a quiet, low-density condo complex about 5 minutes south of Wailea and across the street from a great golf course. Wailea is home to award-winning restaurants and world-class golf courses as well as excellent shopping. Makena Surf has two swimming pools and hot tubs, tennis courts, an herb garden, 24 hour security and free parking.

Watch both the ocean and TV from the L-shaped couch in the great room or have a family meal in the 6-seat dining table. Sample the vistas from each of the 6 lounge chairs on the lanai and try to decide which one has the best view! It's a tough life but someone has to live it. Even the kitchen has an ocean view so if you decide not to dine in one of the world-class restaurants in nearby Wailea, you can enjoy the view while you cook. Or you can fire up the barbecue and eat on the lanai while looking for turtles and whales.

If you love watching the ocean, you will be so happy here that you might not want to leave! But if you want to venture outside, it is a short walk to 2 wonderful beaches and several more are a short drive away. The cove in front of our beach is so awesome that people pay to be brought here but all you have to do is put on your flippers and swim on over. We have beach chairs, towels, an umbrella and cooler, boogie boards and sand toys for your use and you can rent kayaks and snorkel gear near by. Or you can dine at world-class restaurants like Ko, Ferraro's and Morimoto Maui and Spago which are minutes away.

Keywords: makena surf, ocean-front, oceanfront, ocean-view, oceanview, maui, hawaii, snorkel, whale-watch, kayak, turtles, ocean front, Wailea, views,

Tax ID GE/TA-153-177-7024-01

More Details

Susan Heller
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Susan Heller

My family and I have been coming to Maui since 2004. We have finally made the plunge and purchased our dream home and we are looking forward to sharing it with you. This condo has been a family home for several years and is very well-kept.

When we are on vacation, my family and I like to snorkel, hike and beach comb and most of all we love to watch the sunset.

Susan Heller purchased this condo in 2015

Why Susan Heller chose Wailea

When I first saw this property on the internet, I couldn't sleep because I didn't know that a place that was so close to the ocean with such great views was affordable. Makena Surf rivals the near-by world-class resorts but with less hustle and bustle and a lot more privacy. The popular guide book, 'Maui Revealed,' gives Makena Surf its "A Real Gem" rating and says "the location is wonderful....Buildings B and F are our favorites." I also love the close proximity to uncrowded beaches, the lush landscaping, and the herb garden. Yet Wailea with its shopping center and award-winning restaurants is a 5-minute drive and the airport is 30 minutes away. Makena Surf is definitely a hidden jewel in the oasis of South Maui.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo has one of the best and most unobstructed views of the ocean along with one of the biggest lanais in Makena Surf. We also have 2 spacious lanais to enjoy the ocean air and beautiful views. Makena Surf is a low-density property right on the ocean as well as a gated community with 24-hour security.


Wailea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite bathroom for second bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite bathroom for 3rd bedroom/ shared powder room.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Dual sinks. Jacuzzi has ocean view.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Patio door to lanai, ocean views and en suite bathroom.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Patio doors leading to two different lanais. Amazing views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , En-suite bathroom shared as powder room.
  • Luxury linens, iHome alarm clocks with iphone chargers, powerstrips to charge your other electronics.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean-Front Maui 3br/3ba Penthouse with Views, Views, Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Fantastic property and location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week in this fantastic condo with spectacular views. The condo was clean and well kept. Dawn and Susan were very responsive when needed but there was little to no reason to call on them. Location is arguably one of the best in Maui. Very close to great restaurants, shops etc. The beach in front of the condo is said to be one of the best snorkeling beaches in Maui. This was confirmed when my wife and daughter's professional snorkeling tour group brought them to the beaches of the condo to snorkel. Several snorkeling tours came daily to this location. From the lanai we saw whales, lots of turtles and fantastic sunsets. Couldn't be happier with this condo. We will easily stay here again. We highly recommend it.

Mike O.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Ocean View Condo

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at this home. The sunset view over "turtle town" is second to none. Susan had a lot of information organized for us before we arrived which was really helpful when questions arose. Having a combination front door was ideal so that we didn't have to take a key to the beach. Susan was responsive and helpful during our stay. I would happily return again. Thank you

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just got home from one of the best family vacations! We celebrated a 40th and 60th birthday in this fabulous condo. We are a group of 3 couples and this condo was PERFECT! It is equipped with everything you may possibly need and more. The location...breathtaking. We got up with the sunrise every morning to watch the whales from one of the 2 lanais, and there were plenty of whales. Having the option of 2 beaches to choose from everyday was great. The condo had so many beach toys as well, we found ourselves boogie boarding in the ocean! Wow. So much fun. The pool is a very short walk through beautiful, lush gardens. And the hot tub is a perfect temperature. We loved the condo and amazing view so much, that we found ourselves cooking at the suite more than going out. The bbq on the lanai was so handy. The propane was empty when we arrived, but after a quick phone call to Dawn the property manager, a new bottle was delivered with a smile on her face. She was so accommodating and wanting to please. We had everything we asked for. I would highly recommend this condo and we WILL be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful sunsets from the lanai.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Susan and Dawn for all of their help in ensuring our family had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the condo was excellent, with beautiful views, relaxing lanai, and all of the amenities that we could have asked for. The condo is well taken care of and the pictures do not do it justice. Susan has everything that you need to know written down. The complex is quiet, with 2 pools. We will definitely be staying again. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Makena property

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this property with my family and my Mother. I can't say enough about the quality and condition of this property. The view from the lanai could not be any better. Waking up every morning to the view of paradise is something we will never forget. The owners have made sure that every need is met above and beyond expectation. The entire property of Makena Surf is first class and manacured daily by the grounds crew. Oh and by the way the best snorkeling in Maui with resident turtles is right down at your own nearly private beach steps from your penthouse unit. we love everything that Makena has to offer away from the tourist throngs. This property is simply outstanding. Thanks for allowing us to share your awesome piece of paradise Susan

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Wailea Gold Course is across the street.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Po'olenalena and Chang's are steps away
Car: necessary

Our condo is the south side of the beautiful island of Maui. From "With 120 miles of coastline, Maui boasts over 30 miles of beautiful beaches. On these world famous shores you'll find white, black and red sand beaches, renowned surfing and windsurfing spots as well as some of the best beaches in the world to simply swim, snorkel and sunbathe."


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $325 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 14.42%

There are 27 steps up to our unit and there is no elevator.

Cancellation Protection is highly recommended for more information click:

State of Hawaii Tax ID: TA/GE 153-177-7024-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.