Our condo is DIRECT OCEANFRONT, BEACHFRONT! You can't get any closer to the ocean than our condo! Maalaea village is a gem with its central location and its fantastic trade winds. They provide a cooling breeze that keeps the temperatures just right, we also have a timer controlled A/C just in case the cross breeze in the unit isn't enough for you. There are ceiling fans in every room also
From the lanai, gaze out and watch the sun rise over Haleakala (House of the Sun), the long dormant 10,000 foot volcano. Watch green sea turtles bobbing up for air and rolling in the surf, even sunning themselves on the beach. In the winter months (Nov-April) you will have a front row seat to breaching whales as they come back to the islands to give birth and nurse their young in the warm Hawaiian waters. In the summer months during a good south swell, you can watch surfers on the legendary surf break “Freight Trains”, the world’s fastest surfable wave.
We welcome families and children we provide a pack and play, high chair and beach toys upon request to make your trip over easier and lighter! We can also provide a queen size air mattress or a twin army cot if you need any extra sleeping arrangements. Just ask.
Beautifully landscaped grounds with a heated pool will make any stress you have brought with you melt away. Slip into to the pool and enjoy the ocean view while you relax in the Maui sun.
Our condo has beautifully plastered walls, used for its natural insulation as well sits beautiful look, keeps the cool air in and the hot air out. During our remodel we added some great features.....
The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and is fully equipped with cooking utensils, pots, pans, blender and all of the other basic supplies to comfortably enjoy cooking and eating in. There is also a great BBQ area oceanfront so you can enjoy the view while you cook up some delicious food!
Our Master Suite is styled to resemble a luxury hotel. We use 100% white cotton 550 thread count sheets, king size pillow top mattress king size down pillows (hyper allergenic upon request). You will be climbing into heaven after a day of exploring our stunning island.
Our bathrooms are beautifully tiled with a clean updated and stylish look. 100% cotton white bath towels and hand towels are of course provided.
Enjoy a meal on the private lanai or just sit out and enjoy the view. During whale season you can watch the Humpback whales up close and personal from your chair! (November-April)
At the end of our cul-de-sac is Sugar Beach, 3-4 minute walk from the unit, the longest stretch of sandy beach on Maui. 5 miles of secluded sand to walk, run and beachcomb. You won’t find any crowds here because access to the beach is protected from the road by the bird-filled-ponds of Kealia Wildlife Refuge. It is so amazing to walk this beach and literally feel like you have it all to yourself!
A 5 minute walk in the opposite direction takes you to Maalaea Harbor where you will find a small grocery store, deli, craft market, restaurants and the Maui Ocean Center (Maui’s #1 tourist attraction), the Pacific Whale Foundation, miniature golf, shopping and most of the ocean activities available on Maui (sunset dinner cruises, deep sea fishing, snorkeling tours & whale watching).
Centrally located Maalaea, makes getting anywhere on the island easy. 15 minutes from the airport, a 5 minute drive south and you are in the long village of Kihei and a bit further, the resorts of Wailea. Twenty minutes to the west is the old whaling village of Lahaina, with it’s magnificent Banyan Tree and shopping galleries. You couldn’t be in a better location to explore all Maui has to offer.
Other perks include:
~Beach umbrella (on request)
~50 DVD movie titles to choose from.
~Washer and Dryer on same floor
~50" Flatscreen tv
~Blue Ray Player
Plan on packing personal toiletry items. Since we supply the initial supply of paper towels, toilet paper, and other dispensable items to get you started on your vacation, you should plan a trip to the grocery store to replenish these items, as you need them.
Our unit is a Direct Oceanfront complex located in the Ma’alaea Harbor. We are centrally located on the island and very convenient. It offers breathtaking views of dormant Haleakala, just 20 steps away from the waters edge. The property has a heated pool and BBQ area that overlooks the ocean.
You can watch the whales play from your living room or even better on your lanai while enjoying the beautiful view of dormant Haleakala from October until May.
Didn't get our property info until two days before we were to arrive and then is was the incorrect information. We ended up in the wrong building and condo. Once we picked up our friends and returned and figured this all out....it was too late to do much. I emailed the owner and she apologized and said "yes, I think I gave you the wrong info." So the next morning we had to re-pack and move to the actual condo we booked. So..............the property was beautiful....like I side...once we got to the right one! Just seemed a little disorganized compared to the other VRBO properties we've stayed in. But all went well after we got settled and we had a wonderful stay.
Loved this place. It is modern, clean, centrally located on the island, and has an uncrowded beach just a few minutes walk. We watched turtles (lots of them) from the lanai, enjoyed the breeze and the warm pool. The beds are plush and comfy, with crisp cotton sheets. The neighbors may as well have been mice, we never heard a peep. Kitchen and bath were stocked with almost everything we needed. We ended our Maui stay at a big hotel with the fancy kiddie pool/slide for our little one and kept commenting how we missed the peace of the condo. I would have preferred to stay here. Thanks for having such a cozy place to call our home while away on vacation!
The property was exactly as stated in the description and pictures. There were various minor things in process of being fixed (paint patches, etc.) but these did not interfere with our time here. Condo was stocked with most essentials and we knew ahead of time what we would need to get. (I would suggest a new broom, as the OLD straw broom was hard to keep hard wood floors clean for 10 days- plus we didn't find it in the bedroom closet until the 4th day :-)).
The location is fabulous- we've stayed in Ma'alaea three times now and find it central to nearly everywhere we go. We walked to the harbor each night and felt very safe.
We would stay here again.
Great view for whale watching. Great location for beach activity and excursions from the harbor.
Liked good bath towels.
Nice up to date appliances, however we never could figure out the water dispenser. Ice worked fine.
Property manager very congenial.
We enjoyed our time here. A few suggestions to improve the eperience are:
Would be helpful to have wifi internet account information readily available. We needed it when wifi went down.
Channel listing and brief TV operating instructions would have been helpful.
A hook or 2nd towel rack in bathrooms would be great.
The lanai was a great look out spot. It would have been more appealing if the cleaning people can figure out a way to clean the bird doo doo from the floor. We kept the chairs clean by tipping them when not in use.
Had 6, not 8 place settings; 8 would be great.
Sliding patio screen door needs adjustment to prevent jamming.
Would have been nice to have some sort of cooler and a 2nd beach chair.
Would recommend property to friends and family.
The location of the condo is fabulous for whale watching from the lanai & the views of the bay are spectacular! This was our fourth time on the island so the slower pace of Ma'alaea Harbor was welcomed. Also taking a whale watching cruise from the harbor is much better than going out of Lahaina which we have done the previous three times. The grounds of the condo are breathtaking & relaxing. This side of the island gets beautiful sunrises over Haleakala (crater); to see a sunset on the water it is a short trip by car to the beautiful beaches on the bay. There is also beautiful beaches in one direction & the harbor shops in the other, just a short walk from the condo. Although there were a few shortcomings in the condo itself, we would stay here again. There were a few things that needed to be fixed upon our arrival to the condo (not something we wanted to do on vacation). The sliding door & screen are difficult to open even after the maintenance men sprayed it with WD-40. The unnerving part was finding out that they had a key to get in when you are not there. I had sent an email ahead of time requesting a beach umbrella as stated in the agreement. After taking a look around the condo there were not any wash cloths or a beach umbrella. The owner or property mgmt. company was VERY accommodating. A day or two later I was presented with a new beach umbrella & several new wash cloths. It would have been nice to have a measuring cup in the kitchen & butcher knives that don't fall apart when using (very dangerous). I know this is a small issue but a 1/2 of a small box of Kleenex for 4 adults & two bathrooms isn't enough. The front bedroom bed is as hard as the reef out front (I was told). The back bedroom mattress is lumpy but comfortable. The floor rugs are stained & dirty. Lastly I would say if you have kids/teenagers that like to watch TV, the basic cable is terrible.
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Please no Change overs on July 4, Thanksgiving, Dec 24,25,31 or Jan 1 to allow our staff to enjoy holidays with their families.