Traditional Hawaiian Furnishings, Ocean view, 2 Bedroom, 5 Star Reviews!
About Jim Sanford
I have been visiting Maui from the mainland since 1986 and worked on island and lived in the condo for 2 years. I am quite active and enjoy the water,being an avid swimmer,both ocean and pool,so love Maui where I can do both. I use Maui as my escape, unwind, and reconnect time, so enjoy not only swimming, but hiking, running, gym, cooking, and reading. when on island. I currently live in San Diego and work primarily in biotech. Originally from the Midwest (Champaign, Illinois), went to college in Indiana (De Pauw University), and graduate school in Chicago (University of Illinois), the Navy brought me to San Diego. Except for living on Maui for 2 years, in San Diego ever since ever, but enjoy getting back on island to relax and unwind when ever time permits.
Jim Sanford purchased this Condo in 1999
Why Jim Sanford chose Kihei
For many years,we took a break over the Holidays in Maui and always stayed at the Maui Lu resort in north Kihei,but for Christmas 1998,it was booked and our travel agent booked us into Maui Kamaole.We loved it-the flowers everywhere,the gardens,the low rise,low density design and the units were so large compared with other resorts.The location across from the county park,with the stretch of undeveloped land along the ocean across from Maui Kamaole meant that the ocean views would remain unobstructed ,and sitting up on the hill overlooking the ocean,Maui Kamaole was much more secluded than surrounding resorts in Kihei and Wailea.Not only were the best beaches of Kihei and Wailea just to either side along the ocean,within in a few minutes walk,but our favorite beaches at Makena State Park for swimming and snorkeling were a quick 15 minutes down the road.Maui Kamaole was perfect. The North shore with the coastal beach town and nightlife in Paia and up country attractions is also easily accessible without the long drive required from resorts on the West side of Maui.
What makes this Condo unique
Private and quiet,the unit has a perfect location within the complex.Because it has a long expanse of lawn in front along with garden and parking front and back,it truly is one of the more private units at Maui Kamaole.Out the front is ocean and the West Maui Mountains with a view almost over to Wailuku which shimmers with lights at night.Out the back,are views of Haleakala even from the walk in shower.If you decide to stay in the unit,you will find that it has more subtle colors and traditional Hawaiian furnishings than other units.The older hotels and vacation plantations of the islands were furnished from items from China,England and the Mainland-the condo reflects these traditions both in colors and furniture.For us,staying in the condo is a relaxing,peaceful escape from the hectic pace of the mainland.It truly feels like a home away from home on Maui,and hopefully will feel the same for you.
Common Area, must be approved
Must be well behaved, respectful of neighbors
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Maui Kamaole is more secluded and less crowded than the major resorts but close enough and within walking distance to enjoy eateries,shopping,golf,etc of major resorts of Kihei and Wailea.