Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
About Barbara Rubin
Our family has been vacationing at Maui Ka'anapali Villas for more than 27 years. Our daughters, Emily and Dori grew up on this stretch of beach, swimming, snorkeling, and hunting for beach glass. Our best memories are of the fun we had playing in the water and relaxing at this resort. We are grateful that we had the opportunity to buy a studio condo at MKV. We're excited to share it with you and your family, so that you may also make your own memories at this glorious place in the sun.
Barbara Rubin purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Barbara Rubin chose Kaanapali
Maui Ka'anapali Villas is maintained and managed by Aqua-Aston Resorts. Each condo is privately owned, and the owners take great pride in the property. Every detail is considered so that our guests will enjoy their stay at this most beautiful resort.
What makes this Condo unique
There is no better beach on Maui as far as our family is concerned. The water is pristine and warm. The clean, white sand offers a gentle entry into the ocean for swimming or snorkeling at the adjacent reef, which stretches 1 1/2 miles north. Walk on the boardwalk or beach, swim, or take the Free Green Ka'anapali Beach Trolley, 1/2 mile south to snorkel at Black Rock.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Smoking in designated areas outside on property.
Children need supervision on lanai.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
See owner's specific Cancellation Policy.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Warm, welcoming and relaxing
This property is very centrally located. Within walking distance to the Whaler's village south and Duke's restaurant north. It has one of the best beaches to rest and relax. The condo has umbrellas, beach chairs and a small ice chest. All you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Maui. The host provides their list of favorites which we tried many which made our trip that much more enjoyable. Parking was the only challenge. But we managed to get lucky on most nights and found something close to the building. We hope to be able to visit and stay here again!
Andy and Liz (No. Calif.)
Aloha Liz and Andy,
We're so glad that you enjoyed the convenience of our Maui beachfront Resort. The beach boardwalk stretches miles, and offers a wonderful stroll both north and south of Maui Ka'anapali Villas (MKV). Another great convenience is having the luxury of the "Free Green Ka'anapali Trolley" which makes a continuous loop between our Resort and the larger hotels south of Black Rock. No need to find a parking place when you travel this way! We enjoy stocking the condo with items so our guests don't have to buy unnecessary things. We try to think of all the details to make their stay relaxing and effortless. I'm sorry that you experienced some difficulty parking. You were at the Resort the same time that the owners were attending the annual Board Meetings, and I assume they garnered most of the parking spaces closest to building. Typically, this would not have been an issue. We look forward to your next trip back!
A Hui Hou!
Barbara & Howard
The property is beautiful location is excellent the communication with Barbara the owner is amazing will definitely come here again the beach is fantastic restaurants within walking distance love maui
Aloha Cristel and Don,
You two were so wonderful! We love it when our guests enjoy the Resort property, our condo, and amazing beach. We were so happy to learn that you took advantage of so many Resort amenities and had such a good time exploring the Island. We look forward to your next trip back. Until then, we wish you many Maui memories to warm your hearts!
A Hui Hou!
Barbara and Howard
Easy access to pools castaways cafe restaurant and a beautiful boardwalk. Highway accessible
Beautiful studio condominium with everything you will need
Aloha Cheryl, How wonderful of you to take the time to share your thoughts about your Maui vacation during this busy holiday season. We try our very best to equip our condo with everything a guest might need so they won't have to worry about details and can just relax and enjoy their vacation. Mele Kalikimaka and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! Barbara & Howard
Great stay at MKV
Another wonderful year at MKV! We've stayed in many VRBO units at MKV over the years and this one worked out well. Barbara was so easy to work with from beginning to end - it was a breeze to get there and check in to the unit and jump right into enjoying our vacation.
The pros of A317:
- the view is even better than the photos show (!!)
- there are plenty of towels (including kitchen)
- the unit comes with a few basic items to get cooking from the get-go (garbage bags, dishwasher detergent, spices/olive oil)
- the finishes in the kitchen + bath are updated for the most part so it feels fairly new in those areas
What would have made this a five star stay:
- a couple of small items in the kitchen to make cooking easier/better like new tongs (the current ones are broken), a few reusable containers to store food, and better knives (we bought a new chef's knife and left it in the unit for other guests)
- updating some of the living space elements to feel a bit more fresh (the couch and chair in the living room aren't extremely comfy, the headboard is breaking in some parts, not all the lighting worked, outdated small electronics don't seem to work)
For what it's worth I would say the mattress on the king bed is pretty neutral and felt new-ish.. for any firm mattress people like us this one stood up quite well for a longer stay.
In summary we had a great time and nothing that I mentioned above was a dealbreaker for us for a 14night stay.. we would consider staying here again especially because Barbara made things so straightforward and the view was great! With a few small inexpensive updates this would be a five star unit!
We appreciate you taking the time to detail your experience in our Maui condo. We agree that it has an amazing view and we enjoy watching the sun set over the ocean as we sit on the lanai sipping a glass of wine. It's true that I take a great deal of pride in providing our guests with a seamless vacation. I pay strict attention to everything from the reservation process to making sure that the condo is stocked with every convenience so our guests can just kick back and enjoy their vacation. My husband, Howard and I had planned a trip to Maui just before yours. This was to restock and check everything. Unfortunately, he had spinal surgery...which was very successful I might add....but we had to cancel our trip. However, you did contact me during your stay, and I immediately scheduled an electrician to repair the wall-mounted light fixture and a repairman to secure the headboard. Without your input as my "eyes and ears", I wouldn't have known about these items, and they wouldn't have been addressed. If you had told me about the knives, reusable food storage containers and tongs, I would have had them replaced. The sofa and swivel rocking chair are only a year old. Howard thinks that chair is so comfortable, he wanted to pack it into his suitcase and bring it home! The mattress is only 2 years old, and everyone seems to like it too. We keep updating our "home away from home" in an ongoing effort to provide an incredible vacation experience for our guests.
Barbara and Howard
Looking forward to another stay
Overall a great experience.
Thank you for taking the time to share your vacation experience in our Maui condo. We're so happy that we exceeded your expectations and we look forward to your return trip to our beachfront resort.
Mahalo, Barbara & Howard
First trip to Maui
Barbara was an excellent host and very quick to respond. The place was exactly as described and we felt at home the moment we arrived. Maui is simply beautiful and the amenities were great. The room is the perfect location and we would recommend it to everyone.
It was truly a pleasure to have you and Robert stay in our Maui "home away from home". You were wonderful guests and we're so happy that you had such a good vacation. We always try our best to make our guests' stay a spectacular experience, and so appreciate your feedback letting us know that we achieved our goal. We look forward to your next trip back!
Barbara & Howard
Pristine Ka'anapali Beach 1/2 mile north of Black Rock, low density ocean front resort on 11 tropical beautifully landscaped acres, 2 adult pools with spas, kiddy pool, ocean front full service restaurant, concierge/activities desk, fitness center, sundries store, day spa and salon, lighted BBQs with picnic tables, coin laundry on site, beach shack for water activities, free access to shopping and hotels via Ka'anapali Trolley.