About the property
- Condo814 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Two Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Premium Beach Front, 4th Floor, Ocean End
Mana Kai 402 is a Beautiful Newly Remodeled Luxury Beachfront Condo appointed with every amenity you will want or need for the perfect Maui vacation. **BRAND NEW TOTAL CUSTOM REMODEL WITH DESIGNER DECOR JUST COMPLETED ON AUGUST 1, 2017! ELEGANT, OCEAN-THEMED, ISLAND STYLE LUXURY CONDO. MODERN FULL-SIZED KITCHEN, NEW BATHROOMS, BEAUTIFUL UPSCALE FURNISHINGS AND DECOR AND ALL NEW EVERYTHING! PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE PHOTOS AND WALK-THROUGH VIDEOS AVAILABLE ONLINE. WE BELIEVE THIS IS FINEST CONDO AT THE BEST LOCATION IN THE MANA KAI RESORT.
Unit 402 is a luxury two-bedroom, beach front condo with a spacious, fully equipped custom kitchen and upscale amenities. In South Maui, and elsewhere in Hawaii, this combination on the beach is quite rare. With the help of an interior designer and local custom builder, we completed a significant renovation, gutting the original condo down to the concrete floors and walls and starting over. We moved interior walls, relocated closets, designed all new lighting and expanded the kitchen space. The larger new kitchen has been modernized with built-in custom Thermador appliances, LED lighting, illuminated glass shelves, and a small "waterfall" counter space. A modern vent hood with decorative white, amber or blue lights is set against custom-made glass tile.
The condo's spacious ocean-themed design includes beautiful Italian beechwood porcelain tile flooring, attractive low-voltage soffit, pendant and under-cabinet lighting, Hawaiian Koa wood ceiling fans, custom hickory wood cabinets, wall-mounted 4K televisions with built-in custom cabinets, a one-of-a-kind barn wood accent wall, ocean-inspired furnishings and original Hawaiian artwork, all to compliment the modern but warm beach feeling throughout.
Both custom bathrooms are completely redesigned with a clean, modern look that includes hidden pocket doors, glass walk-in showers with "linen" porcelain wall tile and decorative custom-made glass mosaic tile accents. Both showers feature a rain-head and extra wand, and in the front bathroom, you can take a shower as you look outside and see the Pacific Ocean, with a view of Kahoolawe and Molokini. The bathroom spaces are better utilized with modern wall-mounted vanities and under-cabinet LED lighting on the floor. We designed the larger bathroom space in the front bathroom to include an enclosed changing area with two closets and plenty of useful hooks and shelves. There are built-in LED make-up mirrors in both bathrooms, and there is even a Toto Japanese washlet (an automated toilet with bidet).
Both of the master bedrooms are furnished with custom-designed King-sized beds, comfortable Westin Heavenly Bed pillow top mattresses, 800 thread count linens, luxurious down and down alternative pillows (along with plenty of extra pillows), and attractive bedding with decorative, custom-loomed bed scarfs. The custom drapery in each bedroom is dual layer, one sheer and one light-blocking, for privacy, aesthetics and comfortable sleeping.
We used neutral colors inside the condo to provide a clean backdrop, allowing your attention to be drawn to the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean a cache of local artwork. Our original Hawaiian ocean-themed art collection from renown Maui artists warms the modern island decor throughout the condo, making the views inside the condo as beautiful as the ocean and landscape outside. We sourced our home’s new art to showcase the beauty and culture of the Hawaiian Islands. There is a majestic sea turtle captured by Maui sea life photographer, Daniel Csere, large wave photography from Maui ocean photographer, Cameron Nelson (whose famous sea turtle mural adorns the lobby), and portraits depicting Hawaiian leisure and culture from Macedo and Vidan. Complimenting the ocean design, the living space holds a traditional Hawaiian gyotaku tryptic (fish print mural) reflecting the wonderous, vibrant color of local reef fish and sea life.
We believe that Unit 402, ideally located on the ocean end of the resort and right over the beach, is the most beautiful and luxurious condo available at the Mana Kai. Our intention was that the newly-designed space would be most suitable for one couple, two couples or a party of up to four people who are perhaps looking for more upscale accommodations. Our valued guests tell us that 402 is the perfect combination of location and luxury, and it is a welcomed alternative to other accommodations available at the Mana Kai and even the five star hotels just down the beach. Come and enjoy our beautiful condo on your next Maui vacation, and you will want to return again and again.
**BEST LOCATION, BEST VIEWS IN THE MANA KAI RESORT** The Mana Kai Resort is situated on an angle facing toward Wailea on a mile-long stretch of Keawakapu Beach, the best beach in Maui (where the 5-star hotels in Wailea are located). Beautiful sand, warm, clear water and great snorkeling with abundant sea life, including turtles, are all right here at the Mana Kai. Unit 402 is uniquely located at the ocean end of the building, next to the beach, and away from the noise. Unlike most other units at the Mana Kai, both bedrooms in 402 have direct, unobstructed Pacific Ocean views, which are quite spectacular. Near the ocean, and away from the elevators and swimming pool, you can open the sliding doors to the large lanai and and enjoy the soothing sounds of ocean waves below. This is is why we fell in love with this property, and it is why we think you will want to spend your vacation here, too.
** PREMIUM AMENITIES INSIDE THE CONDO ** Premium Ocean Front condo with Two (2) Master Bedrooms (each has a King Bed), and Two (2) Bathrooms (each has its own step-in shower). We have just completed a total remodel to create a spectacular Hawaiian beach vacation experience for our guests. The condo has a whole new look and feel with elegant modern updates throughout. Each bedroom is appointed with with brand new Westin Hotel Heavenly Bed (King) Pillow-top Mattresses, down pillows, towels and linens. There is comfortable A/C throughout, even though the condo's beach front location provides comfortable temperatures year-round. The new condo has a redesigned, larger and more fully-equipped kitchen with elegant custom appliances from Thermador/Bosch (wall fridge, induction cooktop, oven, drawer-style micro, dishwasher, coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster, blender) new dishes, flatware, cutlery, glassware, Le Creuset non-stick cookware and all of the other conveniences we would possibly want in our home, to share with you on your Maui vacation. We have even included two (2) Bose Sound Link Bluetooth Speakers for music streaming throughout the condo.
Beach towels and beverage coolers are provided for our guests. Chaise lounge chairs are provided for guest use at the pool and on the lawn (immediately adjacent to the beach), local telephone service is included (important for our Canadian friends) along with Free high-speed WiFi internet access in both bedrooms and throughout the condo. There is a free parking spot reserved for our guests. Best of all, 402 has a large oceanfront lanai situated right over the beach, with brand new designer furniture from Teak & Mohagany, so you can relax in style and enjoy the amazing views of Keawakapu Beach, Wailea, Makena, Molokini and Kahoolawe.
** RESORT STYLE AMENITIES AT THE MANA KAI** Everything you need is right here at the Mana Kai. The resort features a beautiful oceanfront swimming pool and numerous vacation conveniences. On the ground floor, overlooking the pool and beach, is the The Five Palms Restaurant & Bar where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner. The mahi-mahi is among the best anywhere. The Bar at the The Five Palms also offers a full menu and a fresh sushi bar with a happy hour that is well known in Maui for it's great selection and reasonable prices. In the mood for Italian? Immediately next door you will find Sarentos on the Beach, a wonderful Italian restaurant featuring the same view of world-class Keawakapu Beach (breakfast and dinner). Forget something at home? You will find much of whatever else you might need or want at Zack's Deli and General store, from sandwiches, snacks, drinks and coffee. There is a beach equipment rental shop with snorkeling gear, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, bikes, etc. A new state-of-the-art Fitness Center (located on the basement level) and a well-designed outdoor BBQ Grill area (4 new grills set into granite slabs, each with its own cooking space) are available for guest use. There is even a Yoga studio with ocean views and a brand new Business Center where you can catch up on some work and print documents, if needed (PC, iMac and printer are available for guest use). Finally, there are washing machines and dryers on each floor of the resort.
John & Sara Malm
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About John & Sara Malm
Aloha! We are glad you are considering renting our newly remodeled beach condo in South Maui (Kihei/Wailea). We live in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and have been fortunate to have traveled to Hawaii extensively over the years. In fact, three generations of our family (including John's father, a retired United Captain) have vacationed at the Mana Kai for the past 35 years! The photos we have collected from our trips to this beautiful place have become treasures. We hope that you will come and stay at our beautiful Maui beach condo, which we affectionately call, the "Malm Kai", and start collecting some treasures of your own. Owning and managing this special condo is quite simply our passion. We offer our guests a five-star vacation experience, and we proudly maintain the No. 1 ranking within the resort for five-star reviews, fast response times and guest bookings. We welcome questions about the condo, the Mana Kai Resort, and South Maui. Please feel free to call us with your questions, or if you need ideas or help planning your next vacation to Maui or elsewhere in Hawaii. - John & Sara Malm
John & Sara Malm purchased this Condo in 2017
Why John & Sara Malm chose Kihei
We fell in love with the Mana Kai because of its unique location in all of Hawaii. The property is situated facing toward Wailea directly on world-class Keawakapu Beach, only a few feet from the water's edge. "Mana" Kai" means "Spirit of the Sea." These words best describe the essence of this beautiful property, which is surrounded by Pacific Ocean views and a wonderful beach. In 1973, when a small group of United Airlines pilots wanted to purchase land and build in Maui, the island was relatively undeveloped, and they could have selected available beachfront property almost anywhere in South Maui. Those pilots had observed South Maui from the air, and they knew they wanted to build the new resort right on beautiful Keawakapu Beach, the best location with the best views in South Maui. Through the years, the Mana Kai Resort has been beautifully updated with new amenities, but one thing remains unchanged - the incredible beach and ocean view that makes this place special in all of Hawaii. Our family has been returning as guests and now as owners of the "Malm" Kai for three generations. We have enjoyed many memorable Hawaiian vacations here. Our best vacations, as a couple and as a family, have been here at the Mana Kai. Each time we brought our family or friends with us as guests to see the Mana Kai for themselves, we heard the same things -- "this place better than you described, its incredible, so relaxing and beautiful." We have enjoyed other trips to other great places throughout Hawaii and even at some of the 5-star hotels down the beach here in Wailea (for more than double or triple the price), but we have always preferred to be here at the Mana Kai, for the great sunny weather, swimming and snorkeling with the turtles, whale watching and most of all just relaxing with that incredible view! Sitting in front of the Mana Kai on Keawakapu Beach or on your own lanai, you can see across the channel to Molokini, Kahoolawe, West Maui, and even Lanai.
What makes this Condo unique
What does our property offer? Location, luxury & unbelievable ocean views from both bedrooms. Unit 402 is a spacious newly remodeled luxury condo situated at the ocean end of the building, over the beach and away from the noise of the elevators and the pool. Only those units that are numbered "01" and "02" offer unobstructed views from both bedrooms at the ocean end of the resort. Is Mana Kai 402 the best condo at the Mana Kai Resort? We think so, but more importantly, so do our guests. Come stay with us and enjoy a little Maui beach luxury for yourself. We hope you will agree that Unit 402 is the finest condo at the best location in the Mana Kai Resort. We are passionate about providing our guests a five-star experience. Having just completed a top-to-bottom custom remodel of the entire condo, we have spared little expense in our effort to create an upscale Hawaiian beach resort experience for our guests. We wanted this property to exceed our own expectations, as well as yours. With amazing views of Keawakapu Beach and the Pacific Ocean, you will be delighted you chose to stay in this special condo. The sound of ocean waves will relax you as you lay in bed. When you look out at that incredible view as you sit on your lanai sipping morning coffee or enjoying a glass of wine at sunset, you will be glad you chose this beautiful, top-rated property for your Maui beach vacation.
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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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My husband and I, along with another couple, enjoyed three beautiful days here at Mana Kai. John and Sara have out done themselves in the remodel of their gorgeous beach front condo. We used the guest room and fell in love with the mattress and bathroom. We spent the rest of the week in Kapalua at the Ritz Carlton and honestly the mattress and bathroom here were far and away more luxurious. Our favorite part of staying at Mana Kai was each evening heading down to the grass area next to the beach and watching the sun set. It was such an incredible setting. We had a fantastic time snorkeling just mere steps from the condo and saw three sea turtles. There is a convenient store on site and the 5 Palms restaurant downstairs had a fabulous breakfast (make sure to get their fried rice!) We were greeted with a beautiful welcome basket and really felt that John and Sara were really invested in making sure our time in Maui was wonderful. I could't recommend this place any higher. The only downside is they don't allow children so our next trip to Mana Kai may be with a different condo since we have three little ones. The beach was amazing to swim in, walk and just to behold. This was such a wonderful stay for us.
Beautiful condo in a great location. Definitely recommend this condo
Stunning views, great beach this condo has everything you need.
Absolutely Amazing!! Five Stars!!
This condo is amazing! John and Sara have done an amazing job with this condo from top to bottom using nothing but the best! From the moment you walk in the front door you feel like you're walking into a 5-star hotel room. The separate bedroom and bathroom are beautiful and decorated nicely. The bedroom also features a nice desk area and large TV. When you walk into the kitchen you are greeted by a nice welcome basket along with the top notch appliances of the kitchen. Just beyond that you immediately see what this condo is all about, the view!! No picture does this view justice it is just amazing! You'll have to see it for yourself. Being able to wake up to that view every morning was a blessing. The condo is so clean there was not a spec of dust or dirt in site! The second bathroom is wonderful and features a very fancy bidet/toilet that you'll need a youtube video to figure out LOL. All in all we couldn't have picked a nicer condo to stay in!! Book your stay here you will not regret it!!
Beautiful upscale property!
We loved our stay in this wonderful condo. It is steps from the beach, restaurants and rentals for beach activities. We enjoyed the paddle boarding, snorkeling right in front of the unit and walks on the beach. The interior is first class with countless upgrades including excellent mattresses and bedding. I would recommend this unit for anyone looking to really enjoy some time in paradise!
Beautiful condo, stunning view, amazing location!
We recently stayed in unit 402 for our honeymoon, and could not have imagined a more perfect place! John and Sara were very attentive through the booking process and provided us with all of the information we needed, while also sharing some of their favourite local places to visit. The location of the mana kai is perfect, right along the beach with great swimming/snorkling and absolutely beautiful sunsets. The unit was decorated and finished very nicely, and was well equipped for our stay. We have recommended this unit to our family and friends, and cant wait to head back!
Aloha, Paige! Mahalo for your kind words, and for sharing your review of our special condo with others. Sara and I were delighted to have you spend your honeymoon at the beautiful "Malm" Kai. We would love to welcome back you again, so please feel free to give us a call when you are ready to plan your next Maui beach vacation. Congratulations once again on your wedding. - John & Sara
Property was very well maintained & clean. Just beautiful. Loved the grass being so close to water.
The condo was just gorgeous. Very high-end and decorated very tastefully. Very comfortable and had everything you could need for your stay. Just loved the view from the balcony-you were so close to water you could hear waves. Nice having restaurant & little store right on site. One of nicest condos we have ever rented-highly recommend. Beach beautiful as well-great snorkeling area.
Located on mile-long Keawakau Beach a short distance from the five-star hotels in Wailea. Top rated beach. Ideal, picturesque location on a beautiful sandy beach with gorgeous sunsets. Excellent for swimming, snorkeling and spotting sea turtles! Paddle board or Kayak rental is a must. Exceptional whale-watching during Winter and Spring. And don't be surprised if you see a wedding party on the beach at sunset -- the Mana Kai with its beautiful scenery is a favored location for small weddings.
Restaurant choices in Kihei and Wailea are numerous, from causal to five-star. Our favorites include Five Palms (for breakfast, lunch or unbeatable happy hour and sushi bar), Sarrentos (Italian, right next door), Duo (steak), Ferraros (Italian) and The Lobby Bar at the Four Seasons (where you can see a traditional Hawaiian music and dance show at sunset cocktail hour every evening). For a quick afternoon snack, Shaka Pizza delivery or an occasional run to Maui Tacos in Kihei is a good choice. Our kids love eating take out at the beach or at the pool. Take a short drive through Wailea for many more restaurant choices.
Want a quick sight-seeing tour? Continue driving just a couple more minutes past Black Sand Beach and Big Beach (Makena) to where the road ends on a lava field, looking up at a volcano. Drive along the single-lane road across the textured lava fields at La Perouse Bay in south Maui, one of the youngest lava flows from a dormant volcano in Hawaii. The setting is out of t his world.
Or just take a beach walk. We particularly enjoy morning walks that take us south to Ulua Beach and onto the Wailea Path, past the hotels there, all the way to Polo Beach. Stop for a coffee or juice along the way. The Wailea path is one of the most scenic coastal walks anywhere in Hawaii.