About the property
- Condo1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)
The Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite is a two-story, non-smoking unit with two full bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, and lanai. It can easily accommodate two couples plus kids or a family of six or seven. Probably the best feature is a two-story, open-beam ceiling living room, and lanai. A two-story, glass wall opens to a breathtaking view of the ocean.
As you plan your ultimate Maui vacation, don't settle for a 'partial ocean view.' The Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite looks out on a huge ocean view and the pool, surrounded by meticulously-kept grounds. In the distance is the ancient Haleakala Volcano.
The Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite is handsomely decorated with a Japanese-Hawaiian flair so consistent with the island's culture. The upstairs bedroom enjoys an open view of the ocean through the two-story windows. You can even see the ocean from the upstairs shower! The living room and lanai have a spacious feeling that literally mirrors the deep blue Pacific Ocean.
The kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you will need for a quick breakfast or a gourmet dinner served out on the lanai. All the appliances are new including microwave, toaster, coffee grinder for fresh Kona coffee, and a four-speed smoothie machine so you can enjoy all the incredible tropical fruit available here on Maui.
The Ma'alaea Kai is simply the best maintained and most beautiful condominium-hotel along the Ma'alaea Bay coast. A huge, putting green-style lawn and bright blue pool are the only things that separate you from the ocean. Palm trees sway in the tradewinds and gorgeous tropical flowers bloom everywhere. Maui Sea turtles have made their home here, you can see them from our lanai. At times we count up to 50 of them feeding off the rocks right in front of the condo. You can walk right in and snorkel with them along with many other tropical fish varieties. Explore the ancient underwater caverns that are just past the surf. Unlike most other resort areas on Maui, Hauoli Street is a short (one-fourth mile) tropical walk to Sugar Beach. Just north, a two-minute walk takes you to Ma'alaea Bay boat harbor for all your boat trips and shopping at the Ma'alaea Harbor Village. Trilogy is our favorite boat, we just took a trip to Lanai and saw schools of spinner dolphins on our way there and back! Amazing, more than we could count, heaven on earth!
Sugar Beach is just a five-minute walk from the Ma'alaea Kai and is probably the quietest beach on Maui, and one of the longest. You can walk or run along this beach for miles and pass only a few other people. Sugar Beach is great at sunrise or sunset or for catching rays midday without another soul in sight. Because it is tucked around the bay, Sugar Beach is an ideal place for children to enjoy the ocean where waves and undertow are always safe.
The Ma'alaea small boat harbor is one of only a few such harbors on Maui. This is the island's main launching point to the crystal-clear, tropical waters of Maui. Snorkeling trips, deep-sea fishing, and sunset cruises all begin right here and you do not even have to park. Above the harbor is the Ma'alaea Harbor Village, a small but quaint shopping area with four excellent restaurants. The Maui Ocean Center is also located here and a visit is highly recommended. The General Store has reopened and has excellent food and almost anything you need for cooking meals. It has great coffee and pastries, I always enjoy shopping at the store.
The Seascape Restaurant is my choice for lunch (now open for dinner too) and hosts a stunning open-air view of the harbor and ocean. Beach Bums is a great addition to the Harbor, you can have breakfast, while chatting with the local boat captains. The food is great and the price is great too. They also have a really nice Happy Hour...Mai Tai's are $3.50!
Sunrise from the Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite is an experience in itself. Pre-dawn light brings the chatter of a thousand birds and iridescent blue waters. The trade winds ruffle the palm trees and caress your senses as you sit with your first cup of Kona coffee in the huge lanai. As the sun breaks over the ancient 10,000-foot Halealala Volcano, your face and your world are bathed in sunlight. Your penthouse is illuminated with a bright warmth that leaves you glowing. It is time to think about the day's activities or simply sit back and have another cup of coffee.
Ma'alaea Bay is Maui's most quiet, secluded, best-kept secret. It is truly the most centrally located vacation area on all of Maui, lying at the ocean front and between two volcanoes that formed the island. The old whaling port Lahaina is 18 miles to the north. Bustling Kihei is eight miles to the south, and it takes just ten minutes to drive from the airport to the Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Retired after 38 years in education! We will be enjoying Maui every chance we get! 🐢🐳🌴🌺💫🐠🏖
Owner purchased this Condo in 2002
Why Owner chose Maalaea
Fabulous location, longest walking beach on Maui! Heaven on Earth 🐢🐠🌴
What makes this Condo unique
Relaxing by the ocean reading a favorite book, snorkeling, dip in the pool, and our very favorite is taking a boat trip, we love being out on the ocean! You will enjoy our home!
Pool / Spa
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 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.
Wonderful stay at Maalaea!
We recently returned from a weeks vacation at this property. It is exactly as described and pictured. Todd and Stefani have made their property feel very homelike rather than being in a sterile rental condo setting. Their response time to any questions we had was extremely quick and their recommendation for a luau was enjoyed by all! We were a family of 7 - 5 adults and 2 children ages 6 & 9 - and we found the condo to be comfortable for us all. We especially loved the two story concept as it allowed for good family separation. We had a late flight home and Todd and Stefani were kind enough to allow us a late check out thereby giving us an extra beach day. My husband was our "chef" for the week and his only suggestion would be for a sharp knife or a sharpening stone!!!! The condo grounds are kept immaculate and we could have spent hours watching the turtles that are right out front. Swimming beaches are within easy walking distance for the kids. Would we stay again - most definitely! Would we recommend to others - most definitely!
Aloha! So happy to hear and would love you all to return someday to our home on Maui. Our knives are fairly new, but a sharpening stone is a great idea. Mahalo, Stefani & Todd 🌴
This penthouse is everything I would like my home to be! The set up is very aesthetic and cozy. Location is perfect for travel around the island. Woke up to some whales in the harbour some mornings. The view is amazing! The area is not touristy which is what we wanted. Had phenomenal quality family time and didn’t turn on the tv once. The owner welcomed us with some treats which kinda gave us direction of what to enjoy when on the island! Costco was not far away and all kitchen amenities were available. Laundry facilities was a bonus! There was enough supplies in house re towels , beach chairs, snorkels and games which we discovered the morning we were leaving! The bedrooms were different but loved waking up to the sun on my skin most mornings! I will definitely go back on future trips to Maui! It felt like a home away from home!!!! ❤️🌴�
Come back again and Mahalo for your review. Maui is the best and so glad you enjoyed our home on Maui, Stefani & Todd
Beautiful place and an awesome view
We enjoyed staying at this penthouse. The view was amazing and the place was equipped with a lot of the things that was useful to us (ie sand toys, boogie board, kitchen equipment, etc.) We also enjoyed the heated swimming pool. The décor around the house was also really nice to look at and made us feel like you are in Hawaii and staying with a family. Thank you!
We absolutely love this place! We couldn’t have asked for a better location. Not only did it have the best view (turtles-I sat and watched the turtles for about 2 hours one day lol) but it was centrally located to everything we wanted to do. You are also right by the harbor so pretty much any snorkeling/ water adventure is only a walk away. This was our third time staying in Maui and every time we head back in the future will be spent here.
Mahalo, so happy you enjoyed our home on Maui! The turtles 🐢 are amazing. We look forward to your return.
Great location with view of the ocean
We stay two family of 7 and love it. Great view and location. Great snorking gears, buggy boards, outside barbecue right next to ocean, great view.
Great 2 bedroom with a view!
Clean, has everything you need. Great views. Comfy beds. Quiet. Reasonable price. Owners friendly.
Only downfall- A bit hot when the sun is shining in, a curtain or shades would be helpful but didn't bother us!
Happy to hear you enjoyed our place. The sunrise does come up at our place, by 10am it is no longer on our place. We have thought about a shade, but the view is so awesome. Thanks for your thoughts. The Clark's
Whale Watching, Ocean Kayaking, Sunbathing
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Fee of $100.00 for more than four persons. Cleaning fee is $200.00, if your stay is less than seven nights. All rates subject to change.