"We enjoyed our stay at the Kuleana Resort on Maui. The location was absolutely wonderful. There is a seawall with black lava rock just in front of the condo with small beaches to the left and right with access just steps from the front door of the building. One beach was sandy with a large tree if you wanted shade and great for swimming; the second beach had no shade and had a few more rocks but better snorkeling. If you swam over or used the sea ladder to get in the area in front of the seawall there were lots of fish and some coral. This was also the area where we saw sea turtles up on the rocks trying to eat the seaweed. From the patio on the condo, you could look down into the water and see the turtles under the water. We appreciated the ease of getting to the condo and the terrific directions and info sent to us before our visit as well as the book of local info (loved Maui Brewing Company!) in the condo. We felt that the beach and the location were absolutely the stars for this vacation rental and we would rent it again, but it is due for a little TLC. On the positive side, the Tommy Bahama beach chairs were awesome and the boogie boards (?) were also fun just to lay on in the water, and the cooler was great but we didn't use it since we were so close to the condo. We picked up some noodles to float around on and left them for the next visitors so the beach supplies rate an "A." The kitchen is well stocked with things to cook with but it might be time for some new flatware and drinking glasses. The patio furniture was comfortable and clean. On the negative, the carpet in the bedroom definitely needs to be replaced and that in the front room is matted and probably will be ready to replace soon. The lock box in the bedroom closet was not working when we were there. Just a few other things we noticed (kitchen cabinets that could use a good wipe down around the handles, wobbly leg on the coffee table, lots of use showing on furniture in the bedroom and front room, a couple of rusty pieces of patio stuff in the flower box on the patio) show that the condo is well used and could use a little more in the way of maintenance and maybe updating. With that said, we found the kitchen and bathroom to be clean and looking good and the mattress is really comfy. We would have wished for a little more space but in Hawaii, who stays inside anyway??"
Guest: Rebecca E.
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: October 11, 2016