"My wife and I live in CA, are part owners of a condo on the Big Island, and know the delicate nature of attending to the varied clients that rent vacation units. It was obvious to me that the owners of Unit 815 have a superior customer care mission - and they meet it. The owners and Alicia were just fabulous at arranging and preparing the unit for our stay. The views from this unit (front room and master balcony) are just above the palm trees that line the property on the ocean side and offer unbelievable views of Molokai and Lanai - as well as spectacular sunsets. The setback for this unit/bldg to the ocean is approximately 30+ feet. So, when they say oceanfront, they mean it. Even if you have kids, this place will provide the romantic essence of Hawaii that you've always read about or seen in movies. I could not recommend this unit enough. If you keep the TV off, look out at the ocean and islands, and play Hawaiian music, you will think you're in heaven. The unit was quiet, clean, with well appointed furnishings, having more than sufficient kitchen appliances and utensils for any length of stay. By the way - did I mention the view. Even though I like the slower speed offered by the Big Island, over the last 35+ years, I have visited Maui occasionally (3 times in the last two years), and have stayed in condos and resorts in Kapalua, Kaanapali, Kihei and Wailea. Due to the location, cleanliness, affordability and management, Unit 815 at the Mahana is the best unit I have stayed on Maui and I would not even think of staying anywhere else on a Maui Island visit in the future.
Golfers: 5 minute drive to the south - Kaanapali courses; 10 min drive to the north - Kapalua courses (Plantation - very fun)
Foodgoers: got to try Slappy Cakes (5 min walk) - table top grills for you to make pancakes at your table. Dukes is right next door at the Honua Kai
Beachgoers: you're at the top of North Kaanapali Beach - put on some sunscreen, grab a towel and walk a minute or two (use the cooler the owner provides)
Shoppers: You are about 10 minutes away from the shops at Kaanapali (Whalers Village) and spending all your spouses money.
You will love your stay no matter what your interests. Aloha"
Guest: Robert G.
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: October 3, 2016