"My wife and I visited Maui in early November 2016 and stayed at Mahana #215 for 6 nights.
The condo itself was great and exactly as advertised. The kitchen was fully equipped and all appliances worked well. The furniture was comfortable and clean as was the bed. I felt as if I was at home. My only concern was that the self-closing front door mechanism is not strong enough to close the front door completely.
The A/C was more than capable of cooling the unit to arctic levels although this time of year meant it was barely needed during the day and not at all at night. An open patio door and the sound of waves while going to sleep is as good as it gets.
The view is spectacular and the second-floor location takes advantage of it perfectly. You can spend a considerable amount of time gazing at the water, sunset, surfers, Molokai, and Lanai. Unfortunately, this was not whale season but they would surely put on a good show.
The terrace is nice and spacious but went mostly unused during our visit.
With the sliding doors closed, you could only slightly hear the waves breaking. I never heard voices, noises, or footsteps from adjoining units. It would difficult for people outside to see you inside unless you were right near the windows. You could walk naked through most of the unit without anyone seeing you.
You are within easy driving distance from anything in West Maui. There is a small strip mall a very short walk away that includes a supermarket, places to eat, and snorkel equipment rental, among other things. There are a couple of stand-alone restaurants within easy walking distance as well.
The sandy beach in front of the complex comes and goes but in front of the property just to the South is a large sandy beach which can be accessed easily by the using Mahana’s beach access steps and walking South or by taking the public access boardwalk accessible from the parking lot (right behind unit #215). However, there are a lot of beaches in the general area.
We did not spend much time using complex amenities and did not ever use the pool. However, the pool area was very nice and never appeared overcrowded. There are several BBQ grills available both in the pool area and the surrounding grounds. Parking is free and never overcrowded. Plenty of towels were supplied in the unit although larger “beach-sized” towels would have been a nice addition.
We could not have asked for a better stay and I hope to return soon!"
Guest: Frederick H.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: November 19, 2016