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Unit 5A - The CLOSEST unit to the OCEAN on Maui! Just 12 feet away! :-) ;-)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

12 Feet from the ocean - 12 feet away - sleeps 6 - large 2 bed/1bth - TURTLES !

New rental in our program!

Maui Sands 5A -Large 2bd/1bath, 12 feet from the ocean, sleeps 6. This oversized 2 bedroom 1 bath unit is literally as close as you can get to ocean without being in the ocean!

See turtles, monk seals, whales from inside your unit!

If a Hawaiian Monk Seal is quietly and curiously playing with reef fish because he’s just “entertaining himself”...


If turtles are eating seaweed off the reef...


If you see a black object shoot out of the water trailed by white water, then a big splash, it's a humpback whale breaching...



Unobstructed views over the islands of Lanai and Molokai from inside your unit!! No need to go to a nice crowded restaurant for a million dollar sunset view.

Night time STAR GAZING

Witness shooting stars, satellites, planets and the Milky Way Galaxy every night! Pull out our lounge chairs onto our grass area and witness these amazing events each and every evening.


- On the ocean. I mean, on the ocean! 12 feet away.

- Sleeps 6 (We are fined if there are more than 6 guests)

- Large dining room table

- 2 Bed/1 Bath (additional bathrooms located at the pool if needed)

- Master Bedroom - Queen

- 2nd bedroom - 2 twins

- Additional twin near front entry way

- Pull out sofa sleeper

- Air Conditioned

- Internet WIFI

- Full kitchen

- Smaller than normal fridge however, we have a separate wine or beverage refrigerator that can hold many beverages.

- Assigned parking spot - You may think this is no big deal but knowing where you car is at no matter who takes it is stress free.


- Directly on the ocean facing West

- 2 minutes from Kaanapli, 7 from Lahaina

- Between Paki Maui and Papakea Resorts

- Amazing sunsets over the island of Molokai or Lanai.

- Address: 3559 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina, HI 96761


- Being able to walk down the beach from next door at Papakea Resort

- Maui Sands is the very last property you can walk on the beach for 3 miles.

- Directly on the ocean facing the islands of Lanai and Molokai

- Surf, kayak, snorkel and swim right at Maui Sands

- No need to drive anywhere to snorkel swim!

- 2 tropical reefs right out front of property

- Turtles eat every morning right off our reefs!

- Baby beach! The reefs provide a wonderful play area for small kids at low tide

- Sunset views directly over the ocean. (See the green flash!)

- 1 assigned parking spot. NO resort or parking FEES

- Four acres of impeccably maintained grounds

- Large grass areas with tropical foliage and lush tropical gardens

- Unheated freshwater pool (90% of pools in Hawaii are unheated)

- 2 BBQs and large laundry facility

- Quiet and peaceful old Hawaiian property

- Lots of open space and older tropical trees

- Walking distance to world class restaurants (Dukes, Roy’s, Hula Grill)

- 2 BBQ grills, large pool, soda machines, restrooms


Maui Sands Resort is actually the very last unit that you can walk on the beach for miles all the way down to Black Rock in Kaanapali. “Walk on the beach” being the key words! Other properties might boast they have a private beach or a little cove or something but you won’t be able to take a long sunset or morning strolls more than 100 yards in either direction on the beach. It would just be too dangerous to walk on the lava rocks and cliffs from one cove to the next.

Kaanapali Beach was voted nicest beach in the US and Black Rock is one of the top three “must snorkel” places to on Maui! I personally have seen eagle rays, turtles, Hawaiian monk seals and dolphins right in front of our property. Other properties north of Maui Sands you have to actually walk on the road onto our property then walk on the beach to Kaanapali. Were talking about a 2–3 mile stretch of beach and your at one end.


- Once you stay for a couple nights, you'll notice the amount of sand in front of our property varies. it actually moves... a lot!

- You'll always find a consistently sandy beach one property over at the Honokowai Beach Park. 2 minute walk away.

- We are located at the very end of a long 3 mile stretch of Kaanapali Beach.

- The sand comes and goes at all beaches and moves up and down the coast depending on the season and swells.

- Since were at the very end of a 3 mile long stretch of beach, Kaanapli Beach, our shoreline changes drastically depending on currents and storm systems far away.

- Don't bother asking if our beach has sand or not because it doesn't matter as it could change overnight. .

- More sand during summer months. Current changes and it moves the sand up north towards our property.

- Winter months move the sand towards the south, Kaanapali.

More Details

Property Manager
Kory Skolnick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private lock off toilet and bath area from sink area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Unit 5A - The CLOSEST unit to the OCEAN on Maui! Just 12 feet away! :-) ;-)
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect, nothing super fancy but it was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. But we didn't spend a lot of time inside the condo with the ocean just right outside the screen door, we watched whales right from there. It was amazing to see them so close. The reef was fantastic for snorkeling, saw large turtles in the water and farther down on the beach. It was close to shopping, restaurants, hiking and other beaches with amazing snorkeling. When we come back to Maui we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved my stay

  • 4 of 5

The only thing I did not like at all were very old and soft mattresses and pillows. Sleep was not restful and comfortable

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient and roomy

  • 5 of 5

Great convenient location with great details given on access, amenities, etc once booked. The ocean right outside your screen door can be heard from the bedrooms, so nice and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view from our unit!!

  • 4 of 5

I would stay here again if on Maui, great view from this unit. Shower was only downfall as it’s a bit dated and shower head is horrible. Other than that pleasant stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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You get what you pay for, and it was just tolerable.

  • 3 of 5

We rebooked our West Maui stay several months after our initial reservation was made due to a pool renovation project happening on our dates the other condo owner was alerted to by his association. Attempting to stay within the price range of our previous unit while retaining an ocean view, my wife only found this unit left, which as it turns out hasn't been rented very often.

The furniture, including the beds (two singles and one double, not even a queen), are old and in need of replacement, and have an "ick" factor. The unit is dreary and the shower is stained and the toilet fan doesn't work. The bedroom closet in one room contains cleaning supplies and the water heater. The lawn is largely just dirt. The water access over the rocks is not for kids and isn't inviting for many adults.

The unit has fantastic air flow though from east to west with the windows open, and beautiful views from the patio, otherwise it's a place you don't really want to be in for long.

Good party house for young men. Bad choice for families and those looking for something cozy or romantic.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unmatched location

  • 4 of 5

Location was perfect. Falling asleep to waves crashing was incredible! Only downside was an uncomfortable bed.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kapalua or Kaanapali
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
In front of property
Car: not necessary

Directly on the ocean facing NorthWest, Molokai and Lanai Islands. Within 1 block you'll find a bus stop, convenience store, grocery store, snorkel rental shops, restaurants, health food store, coffee store and ocean front park great for small kids.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200


Managed by Maui Sea Breeze Vacation Rentals, office located in Lahaina above Radio Shack

- Manage many units on Maui
- CHO Hawaii State license.
- We have an office locally so any issues are resolved IN PERSON!
- Fully bonded and insured.

- Rental agreement sent to your personal email
- Sign, fax or scan rental agreement back
- Decide on check or credit card, deposit or in full.

PAYMENTS (Check - allows you to save of CC fees or Credit card - Paypal)

- We DO NOT use vrbo's new payment collection system and have our own
- We collect all deposits, balances due or payments in full.
- Pay in full within 45 days of check in
- Deposits are 25% of total amount due.

VRBO Service Fee:

- Not us. VRBO collects, we have no control on what they charge you.
- Once accepted, they will automatically charge you their service fee.

Credit Card Payments:

- Email will be sent to your personal email from our Paypal account.
- Save the 2.9% for US or 4.5% fees by paying check.

- Two separate taxes are collected in Hawaii. GET and TAT
- VRBO tax quote is slightly higher that what you'll actually pay.
- VRBO system only allows for ONE area to collect tax so we have to combine the rates together.
- GET Tax is based on both cleaning fee and room rate, TAT tax is only on the room rate.

- ALL cancellations subject to $75 processing fee
- Cancellation or any changes must be in written from and from the person who signed this rental agreement
- Full amount back if cancel greater than 3 months to your check in date
- 90- 45 days from check in date, no deposit returned
- Less than 45 days, no refunds.
- We will try to re rent the unit and if we book it you'll 50% credit back for a days booked within 1 year.

Manager'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.