"This listing was the perfect balance for us. We were looking for somewhere nice, yet affordable. This condo met both. We also needed a condo that had a balcony that faced the ocean, preferably close. The view from this condo is amazing. We loved it and spent much time just chilling. I didn't measure, but would guess that the water is less than 30 feet from the building. This condo is on the 3rd floor.
The location is right by the harbor and the maui aquarium. It is nice in that respect, since it is central to everything. You could easily walk to either. There are some stores close by if you needed supplies. Beach bums restaurant is also within walking distance. We couldn't find any other restaurant close, besides the one at the aquarium. The pizza place was closed for remodeling. The one that used to be in the condo building and the Italian place seem to be closed for good.
The condo itself is located on a dead end street, which is nice since the only traffic is others who are staying at one of the condos, or someone who is very lost. There was some construction on the entrance/parking to our condo, but it was never a problem. The condo has a covered parking garage and a specified parking spot. That part was nice. I appreciated not having to worry or fight for parking. Just make sure you don't back into the parking spot. We did and got a warning note on our car. I didn't understand that, but hey, whatever. There were shopping carts to help carry stuff up to the condo. We actually used them several times. We went shopping the second day, for groceries and such at Walmart. Plastic bags are banned on Maui, so you have to purchase reusable ones when shopping. They are only 50 cents, so no big deal. We left ours for others to use in one of the cupboards.
The condo itself opens up to a long hallway with the bedroom on the left, then the bathroom, also on the left and then the kitchen and front room and then the balcony. There is air conditioning and it works pretty well, especially for the front room and kitchen. It seems to struggle to get the air flow to the bedroom. We were told that this year has been extra hot in Maui and that usually there are trade winds that keep everything cool. We agreed with the extra hot part and didn't experience the cool part.
The condo was well stocked to get us started and we loved the pineapple and bread! Very appreciated! Mahalo."
Guest: Casey's Crew
Date of Stay: October 2015
Review Submitted: November 8, 2015