"This was the first visit to Maui for my son, my niece, and myself. I decided to go with VRBO instead of taking a chance on a hotel. You never know what location the room will be in (near elevator, ice machine, etc) type of view you'll get, or what the neighbors will be like in a hotel. You get what's available when you arrive unless you want to pay unreasonable prices. The Luana Kai property was exactly as described in the listing. Pictures of the property were spot on, and the view from the lanai was amazing! The area was very quiet, no noise whatsoever except the sounds of birds. The property was clean upon arrival and everything we needed was there, beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, even a Sharpie marker in the top drawer! The view from the lanai is amazing with a beautiful view of the ocean. The location of the property in Kehei is nice because it isn't in the most touristy of areas. It was nice to see how local residents live. It was out of the tourist area but close enough to activities that it rarely took more than 35 minutes to get to just about anywhere we were going.
It may seem silly but I love the keypad door lock on the condo! It makes life so easy not having to worry about keys, who's got it, who needs it, where it is. Seems minor but when sitting by the pool or running back into the condo when you've forgotten something the keypad is such a nice convenience. Great attention to detail!
The one and only disappointment with the property was the air conditioning, the air unit is clearly not powerful enough to cool the entire condo during one of the hottest months of the year. For the most part it was bearable in the main parts of the condo but the back bedroom does not get enough air. My sister and niece were hot when sleeping. They slept with the bedroom door open and we did take the fan from the closet and aim it down the hallway towards the bedroom to circulate air towards the bedroom. It cooled it enough for my niece but my sister was still a bit too warm while sleeping. Other than that the property is absolutely beautifully, tastefully decorated and very inviting.
I would recommend this property to friends or relatives although, I would warn about the AC if they were going in the hotter months."
Guest: Shari E.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 2, 2016