About the property
- Condo395 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Charming Romantic Oceanfront Studio, Large Private Lanai. Newly Refurbished
Stop dreaming it...start living it! Come escape to our Hale o 'Ehu Kai (House of Sea Spray), an oceanfront studio at Pohailani Maui. You'll be 20 feet from the water, with expansive ocean views, including the islands of Moloka'i and Lana'i. Completely refurbished and upgraded, with all new furniture, well equipped kitchen, and AC for your comfort. You'll fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves.
The unit is up one flight of stairs, on the second floor (no elevator) of a 3 story building. This provides security and enhanced views, and an over-sized very private lanai. Grill downstairs, get take out, or cook in your own kitchen, then dine on your very own lanai, with the sunset in full view. You won't find a better table at any restaurant! Relax on the comfy chaise loungers, or look down to watch the turtles. You'll see whales too, in season!
As new owners (Oct. 2015) we personally manage our condo, answer your questions, and visit 2 or 3 times a year to ensure everything is as promised. Includes free Wifi, a 42 in. flat screen TV, Blu-Ray player, air conditioning, free assigned parking space, with additional guest parking. The complex's tennis courts, coin-op laundry and 2 swimming pools are right across the street. For the beach, we provide a cooler, chairs, umbrella, and swim towels. We've designed a guest binder, with a list of Farmer’s Markets, dining recommendations and menus, and our personally compiled list of dining, shopping, and beach options within a short walk from the condo.
Plan a multi-island trip, for Maui and lovely Kauai and get a discount! We'll waive Maui's cleaning fee of $100 if you book consecutive stays in each of our oceanfront condos for your Hawaiian getaway. Both bookings must be made concurrently (at the same time) and they must be for 5 nights or longer in each condo, totaling 10 nights or more. You can see the oceanfront one bedroom condo on Kauai we've been blessed to own since 2012, at vrbo.com/425198. The east side location is great for exploring the entire island of Kauai.
Mahalo and Aloha for visiting our site, enjoy your Maui Escape!
Please note, NO SMOKING whatsoever in this condo, including on the lanai.
Hawaii State TA and GE Tax ID: 209-045-0944-01
Crystal and Jim
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Crystal and Jim
For Valentine’s Day 2007, my husband and I visited Maui for the first time, and it was magical! We loved the beaches, the snorkeling, the scent of the plumeria blossoms, the sounds of the calming ocean waves, it was all so breathtaking and unforgettable. Back on the mainland life continued, as we raised our 3 sons, my husband retired from 20 years as a Naval Officer, we began new jobs in Northern California, and visited Hawaii as often as we could. In 2012 we were blessed to purchase an oceanfront one bedroom condo near Kapa'a, Kauai. You'll find it at vrbo.com/425198. It's many 5-star reviews speak to our success to provide a fantastic vacation experience for our guests. In October 2015, we found this little piece of paradise at Pohailani Maui #208. If you're going to Hawaii, you need to be oceanfront! Come be our guests, and experience the the Aloha and magic of Hawaii. Visit our condos in Maui and Kauai, and we give a discount (Maui's cleaning fee, $100) for consecutive stays, booked at the same time. Stays must be 5 nights or longer at each condo, for a total of 10 nights or more. Email for more information! We love all of Hawaii, and especially Maui for the beaches, nightlife, and upcountry areas to visit. We’re happy to share our condo, and spread the Aloha!
Crystal and Jim purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Crystal and Jim chose Honokowai
A direct oceanfront studio condo, with 2 island views, and all the comforts of home. It has an extra-large private lanai, is affordable, convenient, fully equipped, and right on the ocean on Maui...can it get any better?
What makes this Condo unique
As new owners, we've spared no expense to completely redecorate, refurbish, and deep clean this sweet little studio condo on the ocean in Kahana, West Maui. We visit Hawaii two or three times a year to check that everything is as promised.
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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.
Great location 20 feet from the ocean waves
My teenage daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the last three days of our Maui spring break while staying at Crystal and Jim’s oceanfront studio in Lahaina. After adventures in Hana and Haleakela, we wanted a place to kick back and relax before heading home to school and work “reality.” This well- located, nicely appointed, complete Home fit the bill for us. We relished watching the sea turtles from the sunset-facing lanai as well as the community pools and tennis court. Sleeping to the lullaby of Pacific waves was a true luxury! Thanks for everything, Crystal and Jim.
A lovely experience!
Thank you Crystal and Jim for sharing your Hawaiin home with us. The bed was so comfortable. We especially appreciated the beach chairs, the snorkelling equipment, the noodle and the picnic cooler. Your condo had a wonderful view of the ocean and we loved the sound of the waves at night.
Comfortable and clean, perfect for a couple
Crystal and Jim's condo was the perfect homebase for a short stay on Maui. Oceanfront, beautiful views and cool breezes for sleeping, what more could you ask for. The condo has an A/C unit, but we didn't use it, we just opened the shutters. The condo is also equipped with everything you could need for cooking or the beach. It's very clean and well laid out. The location is about 15 mins by car to Lahaina. It's much quieter than Lahaina, but has several dining and beach options closeby. Crystal was a great host and very responsive. Overall we would recommend their condo for your Maui visit.
Fantastic Stay! 10 feet from the Ocean! You Can’t get any closer! Million Dollar View!
We absolutely loved this condo! We vacationed here for a three week stay and we wanted for nothing. Everything is here for a fantastic stay! It was super clean, very comfortable and had everything you will need to enjoy a wonderful vacation! The pictures of the condo are exactly what you will see when you open the door to this amazing property. The condo was well stocked, kitchen starter kit, bathroom had fresh white towels, bed was super comfortable with wonderful white sheets and a lovely quilt set(I was trying to read the label of the quilt set because I loved it so much and want to buy one). Air conditioning worked well at keeping the condo cool when needed, but you also get a nice breeze through the condo with all windows open. The view from the lanai was amazing. We saw whales everyday, lots and lots of sea turtles out front and pods of spinner dolphins swimming by many mornings. The lanai has wonderful lounge chairs for an afternoon nap or to enjoy reading a good book. If I had my choice I would change out the table and chairs to a pub height set as we are shorter folks and our view was obstructed by the railing. But definitely not a deal breaker. The table and chairs that were provided were very comfortable and in great shape, but just would have been nice to sit up a little higher to enjoy the view! Also provided were beach towels, boggie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, and a cooler. This really was a well looked after condo and If you are thinking about renting it you will not be disappointed. You are also provided with a assigned parking spot at no extra charge. The owners were great to deal with and we would definitely stay here again! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing vacation home with us. It is very evident that you truly do care about your home and your visitors experience. It is greatly appreciated! Thanks again and we will definitely be back to visit again soon.
Aloha William and Karen, and oh I love your review! You stayed for 3 weeks, to escape the winter chill, and Maui did not disappoint! The whales, turtles and dolphins put on quite a show for you. We're so glad you found our condo well-appointed, with everything you needed for your comfort and convenience. And great suggestion for a pub-height lanai table and chairs, to better see that stunning view. During our next visit in a few months, we'll be switching that out. Thank you for being such great guests, and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Until then, we wish you much Aloha! Mahalo nui loa, Crystal and Jim
Wish i could give more stars
Literally perfection. Usually when I travel to Maui and walk into my VRBO condo I am impressed, but then over the course of my stay I find little things to complain about - like dull knives, lack of supplies, uncomfortable bed, etc. At Pohailani #208, every day of my stay brought new joy. Every single thing I wanted and needed was there - coffee grinder, beautiful cutlery, dishes, cookware, binoculars, you name it this condo has it. Plus the design style and quality and sophistication of the unit was so.... so ME! it was everything and I didn't want to leave.
All I can say is WOW...and thank you! We try to outfit and decorate our two condos (another on Kauai) for what WE would expect, if coming to Hawaii for a special vacation. Your kind words mean so much to us, please come back soon! Mahalo nui loa, Crystal and Jim
We checked in for a 4 day weekend. The condo is well kept and had everything we needed for those four days. It was close enough to Lahaina for us to go into town for dinner or tours, but also nice to not be in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Had great interactions with the hosts via e-mail, they gave some great recommendations on things to do when we mentioned we wanted to go whale watching and they warned us about some construction going on while we were there. It didn't bother us at all, but felt it was nice of them to let us know ahead of time vs. seeing a sign posted when you arrive! The highlight by far was the view. We came to see whales, and we could stand on the Lanai and see whales in every direction! We could also see turtles floating around the wall too. It poured rain on one of the days we were there, and we still sat out on the lanai just pulled down a screen so that we didn't get wet, but could still feel the breeze and fresh air. Highly recommend booking this place, we would book again in a heartbeat!
Aloha Stephanie, thanks for the great 5 star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and I must say, your description of it makes me want to hop on a plane today! Winter, whales, and wonderful Maui!! Hope we can host you again soon, or perhaps at our oceanfront unit on Kauai. Wishing you much Aloha, Crystal and Jim
These are some of the restaurants and pubs with walking distance: Miso Phat Sushi, Dollie's Pizza Pub, China Boat Restaurant, The Beach House Bar and Grill, Maui Brewing Company, McDonald's, Hawaiian Village Coffee, and Whaler's General Store (deli/hot food counter). You're also just a 12 min. drive away from Lahaina, with it's many shops, museums, and restaurants. Many of the sunset dinner cruises and snorkeling boats leave from the Lahaina Harbor. Or go north, to the famous snorkeling spots of Honolua Bay, Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We require two payments: 50% (including VRBO service fee) to book your dates; the remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to check in; you'll get an email reminder. Possible discounts on 30+ day rental periods, just email and ask!