About the property
- Condo670 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights
1 Bedrooom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps Ocean-Front with Spectacular views
Do you dream of living on the beach in Hawaii? Look no further! It doesn't get more "oceanfront" than this! Literally a stone's throw from the edge of Ma'alaea Bay, where the whales, dolphins, and pacific green sea turtles frolic in the waves, there is no better location for unwinding and embracing the island lifestyle.
Step out onto your private lanai and treat yourself to breathtaking, endless ocean views.
You're just steps away from a rarely used little beach and a short stroll to beautiful Sugar Beach, with its 5 miles of soft, golden sand! Great snorkeling and surfing can be found mere steps from your lanai! All this, and absolute quiet - other than the soothing sound of the island surf.
Wake up to panoramic views of Maui’s south shore, Mt. Haleakala, as well as Molokini and Kahoolawe islands. Enjoy the famous & spectacular sunrises over Mt. Haleakala and brilliant skies at sunset. The perfect honeymoon or anniversary get-away, whether it's your first or your golden!
NOTE ABOUT REVIEWS: Please check out VRBO listing #766849 to read reviews for a second condo we own at Sugar Beach Resort in Kihei. This will give you additional guest feedback on our hospitality.
Accommodations and Amenities for our Oceanfront Maui Gem in Maalaea include:
- 42” HD TV with cable
- DVD Player with a healthy collection of movies
- Free Netflix on Demand
- Free WiFi
- Free local and long distance (US only) telephone service
- Sofa sleeper w/full size mattress (linens provided)
- Ceiling fans
- Air conditioning
- Incredible ocean front views!
Fully Stocked Kitchen:
- Equipped with quality pots & pans, dishes, flatware, cooking utensils, glasses, wine glasses and BBQ utensils (for use at pool side BBQ area)
- Appliances include: stove & oven, microwave, refrigerator w/freezer and dishwasher
- Small appliances include: automatic coffee pot, toaster, rice cooker, blender
- Breakfast bar with new granite counter top
- King size bed with pillow-top
- 39' HD TV with cable channels
- Quality linens
- Alarm clock/radio
- Ceiling fan
- Plantation shutters
Tub / shower
All towels provided
- Vintage Hawaiian art throughout
- Private lanai with table and four swivel-rocking chairs
- Reserved parking (no charge)
- Washer and dryer in unit
- Iron & ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Beach towels
- Beach chairs
- Snorkeling gear (although best to rent for fit)
- Beach umbrella
- Pool toys
- And more in the 'toy chest' located on the lanai
* Our calendar is always up-to-date. So if it shows your dates available then you can proceed to book with confidence. If for some reason our place is booked then VRBO will not allow the booking to go through.
Island Sands is one of the smaller complexes on the island, so it's much quieter and more private than a lot of the other properties on Maui. And here's the major bonus-- it's central location on the island makes Ma'alaea the best kept secret on Maui! Just 5 miles to Kihei, 10 miles to Kahului (and the airport) and 15 to Lahaina!
Within walking distance from Island Sands you will find:
- Ma'alaea Harbor where you can book any of the many ocean activities available on Maui including whale watching, snorkeling adventure and sunset dinner cruises
- A number of restaurants including Beach Bums Bar & Grill and Seascape.
- Stores to fulfill grocery needs as well as delis and fast food options.
- The Maui Ocean Center aquarium (voted best attraction on Maui)
- Maui Golf & Sports Park (perfect for family fun)
- Sugar Beach, one of the most pristine, white sandy beaches on Maui, it stretches five miles all the way to Kihei
- Ma'alaea Harbor Shops offers a variety of shopping and snacking options
Public Transportation: Most parts of the island can be reached from Ma'alaea via Maui bus services for only $2 per route.
We like to upgrade and make improvements from time to time. So while some things may change slightly from the photos, the property will remain mostly as you see it. We update our photos as needed.
Mike & Heather Werner
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
About Mike & Heather Werner
Full-time residents of Maui, we have 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry on this incredible island. We are thrilled to provide visitors with the opportunity to enjoy Maui, with all it has to offer, as much as we do. REVIEWS: We don't have many reviews for this condo yet it is a very recent purchase. Please check out VRBO listing #766849 to read reviews about a second condo we own and manage at Sugar Beach Resort in Kihei. This will give you a good sense of our hospitality.
Mike & Heather Werner purchased this Condo in 2016
Why Mike & Heather Werner chose Maalaea
We chose Island Sands because of its beautiful, ocean-front location. You don’t have to cross the street to get to the beach! Our ground-floor ocean front condo offers quick and easy access to the pool, barbecue area and ocean. We hope you enjoy your home away from home as much as we do!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful location, wonderful condo!
We have stayed in other condos in the Island Sands. This one was the most beautiful and comfortable. Well stocked, clean and incredible view!
Thank you so much Jennifer! Such lovely compliments! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo and hope to have you back again very soon.
Heather & Mike
Great views, clean and comfortable!
Everything was great during our stay. It is in a centrally located area that allows you access all over the island easily. Beach that you can access is very small, but just down the street you can access the expansive Sugar Beach. This is a one bedroom with only one bed and no sofa sleeper. Kitchen well stocked and perfect for quick meals. Pool area nice. Great views, but no sunset views here (at least not during winter months). We literally saw whales right off our lanai ALL THE TIME, and there was a turtle right on the beach below. Warm sunny lanai in the mornings. We thought the value here was excellent, and highly recommend this property!
Thank you for the fantastic review Christoper, and for choosing our little piece of paradise for your Maui vacation. So glad you enjoyed the convenient central location of the condo and that you found it well stocked. The sofa actually does pull out into a full-sized bed :) Also happy to hear you enjoyed the breathtaking views. It is true that you don't see the actual sun setting during a few months of the year, but luckily, even during those winter months, you can still see the beautiful color changes in the sky and their reflection in the sea :) Those same winter months are the best time for whale watching right from the condo and/or lanai! Thank you so very much for you high recommendation! Mike and I work very hard, together with our excellent cleaning staff, to offer the best possible experience for our guests and we are thrilled to know you had such a wonderful stay. Please come back and stay with us again soon!
Warmest aloha, Heather
Comfortable and well-stocked in an ideal setting
We stayed all January and enjoyed every minute. Hosts have provided many thoughtful items to increase the pleasure. Ground floor location is sooooo convenient! We have already booked our return.
Thank you so much, Tom, for taking the time to write a review! We're so happy you like the convenience of the ground level location. We have tried to think of everything to make our accommodations comfortable for our guests so it's really great to hear you found the condo well stocked. It was a pleasure having you and Carol for an extended stay in our little Maui oceanfront gem and we look forward to your return for an even longer stay next time!
Heather & Mike
This was a wonderful find for us. Everything is just a pictured on the VRBO/Homeaway site. It was cozy but not at all cramped. Loved the vintage framed art on the walls. Great to have a full kitchen. We enjoyed the lanai at sunrise and sunset, but never got to have lunch there because we were busy taking in beautiful Maui. The location of this condo is perfect to take advantage of scuba diving from Maalaea harbor, golfing at Waleai, and driving to Haleakala Natl Park. The owners were very accessible and helpful.
Have no anxiety about booking this condo. You will love it!
Thank you for leaving this review Carol. So happy to hear you loved our little piece of paradise! Mike and I really try to evoke the authentic feel of old Hawaii with the condo's decor and artwork. Glad you made good use of the ocean front lanai and its incredible views. Sounds like you enjoyed Maui, and all it has to offer, to its fullest. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again someday soon. Warmest aloha,
Well located condo
We had a very great stay here. Location is good close to a great beach. The beach close to the condo is very small but just 5 minutes walk to an excellent beach. Just 15 minutes drive from the airport. Kitchen is well equipped. The lanai is nice to use in the evenings. Only thing we were missing was a mop so we could have wiped the floor and tha lanai during our stay. It was heard to get rid of sand and dust.
Thank you for leaving a review. Mike and I are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and that you enjoyed the beach. I was not aware that the mop was missing from the condo but I'll be sure to replace it right away. Thank you for letting me know :) and thank you for taking such good care of our little oceanfront getaway! We hope you make the journey from Sweden again someday!
The best location and wonderful hosts!
This was our first visit to the Hawaiian Islands and it was difficult to choose where to stay. We are so happy that we chose Mike and Heather's condo at Island Sands. We were looking for something off of the beaten path and yet close enough to walk to a variety of options (and a short drive to many touristy areas). This condo was the best! The oceanfront lawn was perfect for every sunrise and I wish I could bottle the sound of the winds in the trees and the waves crashing. Sea turtles were swimming directly below the wall and the locals who lived nearby were extremely nice. The condo had everything we needed, Mike and Heather were easy to talk to and quick to reply to any of our questions, and we will definitely book it again when we return in the future.
Thank you Beth for choosing our little piece of paradise for your Maui wedding & honeymoon!
We're so happy to hear that you found the condo comfortable, quiet and well equipped and its oceanfront location enjoyable & convenient. It means so much to us to hear that you will definitely be back! That is the highest compliment you could give us and it means our efforts to create a perfect experience for our guests are paying off. Thank you for taking such good care of the condo and for leaving it so clean :). We hope you make it back soon and we wish you and Ryan all the best for a lifetime of happiness.
Warmest aloha, Heather and Mike