"We loved this condo. We have stayed in Maalaea at other condos before and think that Joe and his wife have one of the best condos in the area. It is far enough away from the marina that you don't hear the tour boat operators yelling instructions to their groups at 7 am every morning. It is a very short walk to a lovely stretch of beach, but far enough away that you don't get any crowds on the private beach in front of the condo. The beach in front of the condo is lovely to relax and sit on the chairs and loungers that are provided, but not really good for swimming due to the sharp rocks. It is a very short walk to restaurants, the aquarium, mini golf and stores.
Their unit is on the top floor and set back beside the west wing which gives the balcony added privacy. There are windows on both the north and south side of the unit which allows for wonderful ocean breezes to blow through the condo. I was so happy to hear that they had installed central air conditioning but we didn't need to use it our entire trip as the breezes and ceiling fans kept the condo so cool.
My husband and I loved staying up in the loft, it felt like we were sleeping in a treehouse. Even though it was an open air loft, we found it to be surprisingly private. If you were using BOTH of the loft bedrooms you would lose some of that privacy, though, as anyone using the second loft bedroom has to walk through the main loft bedroom to access the bathroom and bedroom, and the second loft also has an open air railing to the bedroom below. We have rented from VRBO a lot and found that Joe made the rental process one of the easiest and most hassle free experiences that we have ever had, with no cleaning fee or damage deposit to have to deal with. He was also incredibly helpful which made our holiday planning process much easier. I will definitely recommend this vacation rental without hesitation. Thanks Joe for everything and for sharing your little piece of paradise with us."
Date of Stay: November 2016
Review Submitted: December 23, 2016