"Above all, I was attracted by the spectacular views of the “Oceanfront Penthouse” and next by the luxuriousness of the interior decoration - I love discovering owners who strive to impart character, charm and comfort, in addition to practicality and convenience, into their vacation rentals. Andreas Romer is such a one.
First of all, the location was convenient to shopping, tour boat departures and the fascinating Maui Ocean Center. The tour book “Maui Reveled” even recommends Maalaea as a great location for those wanting to explore the island in depth.
As for the penthouse itself, it was impeccably clean and tastefully appointed and we felt we were in the lap of luxury. The living room sofas were very comfortable with plenty of pillows for relaxing after the day’s activities and the large flat screen TV and Internet service were very satisfactory. The king sized bed was great and it was truly wonderful to fall asleep and awaken to the sound of the ocean waves lapping the shoreline and to the feel of tropical breezes bringing with them the purest air in the world.
The kitchen has plenty of pots, pans, utensils, dishes, silverware, etc. all of excellent quality and just about everything else you might need for dining in, including cloth place mats and napkins. If you do find anything missing, Andreas will get it for you. We mentioned that an apron for cooking would be nice, and the next day there was one for each of us! There were also a few basics like salt, olive oil, butter and spices as well as some refreshments in the refrigerator – rare finds in a vacation rental!
We also kept the two beach chairs and the beach towels provided in the trunk of our rent-a-car during our stay so we were always ready for a stop at any beach we chose to explore – the swimming was wonderful! We also hiked to fantastic waterfalls along the Road to Hana and visited the Haleakala Volcano. (The in-house washer/dryer kept the towels and hiking clothes ready for daily service!).
We usually had breakfast and dinner out on the lanai and in the evenings we delighted in the colors of the sunset and later we’d watch the moon rise over the water. There is also a beautiful dinning room table with seating for six inside if you have company.
We have stayed at many nice places but none were cared for with Andreas’ attention to detail and no owner has shown more commitment to making sure we had everything we needed and that we were enjoying our stay. We'll definitely be back!"
Guest: Constance L.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: May 18, 2016