"We had never been to Maui before and decided on this condo based on the reviews and photos. I still can't believe how lucky we were. I emailed the owner, Anita, with a few questions before we reserved it and she promptly replied. We also had a few phone conversations too. I had never rented through VRBO before and was unsure about sending money in advance of our stay but it was fine. Anita is awesome. She has a great system and once you are confirmed for your trip she sends you excellent information about the condo and a list of things to do and information about the area. We especially appreciated the electronic door lock with our unique code so we didn't have to worry about getting in. She also called us after we arrived to make sure everything was OK.
We rented a car and expected to spend a lot of our 7 days exploring the island but as soon as we arrived at the condo we changed our minds. The condo is in great condition and has unbelievable views of the ocean from the lanai. The condo is located right across the street from Kamaole Beach Park 1. We only spent one day driving around and the rest of the time we were in the condo or on the beach across the street. The park was so nice (bathrooms, outdoor shower, lifeguard, no crowds) we never wanted to go anywhere else.
The unit is equipped with everything you need including beach gear. We really appreciated the different coolers, beach chairs and mats, umbrellas, and boogie boards. It's a very short walk to the beach so we just carried stuff from the condo.
There are a number of grocery stores nearby - besides the great ABC store - so we just stocked up and had most of our meals in the condo. It was nice seeing all the things in the fridge, freezer, and pantry left there from other guests, and we did the same thing.
There is a rooftop area with great views and 2 huge BBQ's for guests to use. We BBQ'd on new years eve and had a great time visiting with other guests. One other night we had the place to ourselves. Both times we took our cooked food back to the condo and ate on the lanai because the view is just as good as the roof.
In the mornings it was incredible to sit on the lanai and watch the whales. We watched every sunset there too, it was great having a ceiling fan and light there.
I really appreciated the garbage chute near the front door. Each floor has a closet with the garbage chute and bins for recycling materials. It was sure nice not having to haul garbage to a smelly dumpster."
Guest: Fred O.
Date of Stay: December 2015
Review Submitted: January 13, 2016