About Kathy McCartney
Kathy McCartney is the owner of MauiVision Rentals. MauiVision became a reality and a business starting with Ms. McCartney's personal condo C618. The idea to start her own business came about while working for her friends Sharene and Harrison Klein of Hawaii-Holiday. Her friends were in need of a vacation and Kathy volunteered to house sit their beautiful Big Island home and business office. The Klein's have been a guiding force in helping Kathy get started with her business. 'MauiVision is a business I love because I get to share the Aloha Spirit, the beauty of the land, and talk story with people from around the world. It is nice to know that we can contribute to someone's Hawaiian vacation experience in a positive way. We love to hear back from our happy guests.' Kathy used to live on the island of Oahu with her US Navy family when she was a young girl. Her family later moved to Southern California. She knew that one day she would return to Hawaii, the place she fell in love with long ago. Taking a leap of faith she purchased her Maui condo June 2002 this was the beginning of fulfilling her prophecy of once again returning to Hawaii soil.
Why Kathy McCartney chose Maalaea
Peaceful, quiet location on the ocean front with spectacular ocean and island views.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No pets allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:13
Owner worried small children could from 4th floor
The only thing about this unit that I would change is the air conditioner it’s not big enough for the size of the condo and the bedroom was always stuffy but other than that it was a great condo with everything that we needed.
Good place to stay for first visit to Mayi
Centrally located to many areas and was a good deal
We weren’t sure whether to stay on the west side or south side of Maui. Ma’alaea offers perfect access to both! Just a short drive to access most of Maui.
The condo property was very well maintained and clean. The pool area is great and even has two large gas grills for cook outs. The condo itself has everything you need for a long stay. The interior has received some updates, and could use a few more, but is quite comfortable and most importantly it’s clean. The decor is kitschy beach themed, with lots of tributes to the island of Maui. You’ll also find beach chairs and beach towels which came in quite handy! The balcony offered a lovely place to drink my morning coffee and watch surfers. There’s a small beach access just a block away. Snorkeling with sightings of sea turtles is possible right off the rocks (if you’re experienced in the ocean). A harbor with a shopping/dining area is within walking distance. We even spent an afternoon at the aquarium which was lovely.
One point that should be mentioned, Maui is hot and air conditioning is much different on the island of Maui than it is in the mainland. Central a/c doesn’t seem to be common here. There is but one single window unit for the entire condo. The bedroom is not air conditioned and the a/c unit will not efficiently cool it. Fans help. The trade winds are so strong that you can open up the windows and let the breeze flow, which we did many days. I am from the unbearably hot state of Florida, and we survive for 6 months out of the year with central a/c. Being able to open the windows in the summer to cool off with a strong breeze would NEVER happen in Florida and was welcomed.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day stay here. The location was central so convenient to get to the whole island. Would recommend
Great place for our honeymoon
We were very lucky to find this unit for our honeymoon. All renovated and a lot.of care has gone into the decoration. We enjoyed daily breakfast on the lanai which has great ocean views. The kitchen was well stocked, much more than other rentals we've stayed at so that was nice to take advantage of making smoothies or using the toaster oven.
We were unsure about the location at first as most recommend to stay in Kihei or Lahaina but it ended up being perfect as it's so central. For many activities, we saved 30 mins drive as we were very central.
Thank you for making our honeymoon a memorable stay!
We enjoyed our stay at Island Sands. It was very comfortable and we never used the AC as the trade winds kept the condo very cool. The pool was nice and never crowded. At one end of the street was the beach and at the other end was the Maui Ocean Center and Aquarium where there were shops and restaurants. The location was between Kihei and Lahaina and was a short drive to either. The condo was very comfortable and nice to come home to in the evening. We loved celebrating our 40th Anniversary in Maui and at Island Sands.