"Our family of 6 stayed at this lovely condo for 7 days and it was an absolute pleasure.
The house: I am a germ freak, sanitize every hotel room, condo rental, etc. before I stay there. As I did my normal cleaning "routine", I could not find anything dirty. This place was immaculate. The house is extremely well appointed with linens, pool towels, kitchen appliances, beach chairs, books, spices, cleaning supplies, and more. Not much along the lines of beach toys for little ones but our youngest is 10 so he wasn't disappointed :) The washer and dryer there are so helpful, makes packing so much easier. (See my tip on packing below.)
For our trip, we made a few important stops that made our trip easier. We, of course, rented a car, (spring for a name brand rental company- our rental was the WORST part of our entire trip.) Costco near the airport for some staples, and went to Snorkel Bob's to rent snorkel gear for a week. Also opted for waistband floaties for the younger ones as an added security and frankly, the kids liked it. It made swimming much easier.
Located right in the front of the property's entrance, this condo is well placed being very close to the pool without any of the noise of the pool. The house is a 3-minute drive from the shops at Wailea, and about 10 minutes from Kihei. Walking to the beach is a bit of a trek and we never attempted.
MonkeyPod has the best mai-tai around and Kinaole Grill Food Truck was our absolute favorite. Frankly, we loved cooking at this beautiful condo, most meals were made here :)
We drove to Lahaina, it's pretty much a tourist trap and not worth the drive. We took a snorkeling tour out to Molokini w/ Lani Kai Tours. We only saw one turtle but the staff was GREAT. The kids took private surf lessons with Blue Soul Maui. Charlie, the owner, picked the kids up at the doorstep, had all the gear, and location planned out. The kids (ages 15, 15, and 12) LOVED Charlie. We also completed the long road to Hana- well worth the time, but set aside a day to do so. So many secret locations and amazing waterfalls along the way- the kids all enjoyed this. Ensure that your driver is comfortable on small single lane roads with some hairpin turns!
Tips: Pack light- I'm notorious for over packing and should've packed 3 swim suits, 3 cover ups, flip flops, water shoes (road to Hana essential!) shorts, a t-shirt, 2 dresses, light jacket, pjs- and that is all! <3"
Guest: Lindsay M.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 23, 2016