Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible queen size bed, 1 Bath--Sleeps 4
About Gwen Randall-Young
I am a psychologist in private practice. To learn more about me you can search Gwen Randall-Young, psychologist. Gwen has her psychology practice in Alberta--and while she generates her CDs and articles and books in Alberta, MUCH of her inspiration is drawn from the dose of spiritual refreshing she enjoys during each visit to our peaceful paradise getaway. We trust that our condo--and your experiences here--will work their magic on you as well.
Gwen Randall-Young purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Gwen Randall-Young chose Maalaea
We loved this peaceful, quiet setting--away from the tourists who crowd the better-known areas such as Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kihei, Wailea, and so forth. And yet, with this panoramic view and four miles of undeveloped beach nearby, we are peacefully isolated on a dead-end road just a short walk away to a park that adjoins a wildlife refuge that is your upland 'development' all the way to Sugar Beach. Very few on our beaches, other than the locals, who use the park on weekends and vacations. Maybe best of all, our condo unit is TRULY OCEANFRONT--a strong arm could toss a rock from our lanai into the ocean. Who could ask for more? By comparison, we recently took 29 minutes to drive through Kihei--and some parts of the day it is like a rolling parking lot to get in the line of cars headed for the ever-popular (and always over-populated) spots of Lahaina and Kaanapali. When you see us on the map, you can see how easy it is to get out and about on the island. We are close to the main highway, yet tucked away on a dead-end road with no traffic. Plus, Maalaea Kai has a greater percentage of owner-occupied units, which means fewer crowds doing the tourist thing. Our land is owned by our owners, unlike many other condos on our roadway (e.g. the two buildings on either side of us) where the condo unit 'owners' must pay rent each month to the land owner. Bottom-line of this is that we, as owners at Maalaea Kai, are much more likely to vote to put money into building & grounds improvements and maintenance. Hence, our building is in top shape, and likewise for our grounds.
What makes this Condo unique
On our first visit to Maalaea Kai, we were renters. Nearing sunset, the condo manager lit all of the Tiki Torches along the ocean bulkhead. Waving palms, the torches, the ocean, and the colors of the sky. With the sun setting on the clouds and on Haleakala, and just the sounds of the ocean, it was PURE MAGIC for us! We know you will love it too.
No Smoking on Lanai or Maalaea Kai property.
Living room queen size couch folds out for 2nd bed
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
We had a really good experience staying at the condo. It was a good location for our honeymoon that was centered perfect on the island. We loved the beach down the street.
15 minutes from airport. very conveniently located. Did Lani Kai molinkini and turtle town boat tour, just a short walk or ride. Beach bums had lobster special on Tuesday for 28.95. 5 minute walk. relaxing sitting right on the lawn chairs listening to the waves. There were turtles also down in the water. great time.
The view is amazing!
This property was so great. It is right on the water with a 180 degree view. Maalea is relatively central so you could get anywhere with ease
10 day stay
The place was very clean when we arrived and all of the snorkeling and chairs on the balcony were awesome additions for us!
Just what was needed
Beautiful condo and very centrally located. It was nice to be away from all the crowds, be able to walk to a beach (even though didn't need to, the view from the lanai is spectacular), and then drive if want to see places.
Thanks Dana for taking the time to write a positive review. That helps me and I appreciate it.
Nine days too short
This trip was amazing, our honeymoon was nine days too short! We would have loved to stay longer and explore Maui more. We will definitely be back. The condo was perfect, clean, and in a great location. Eric was awesome and let us in when we accidentally locked ourselves out on the patio. We will definitely be back!
All Usual Beach and Water Activities - Snorkeling, Etc, Great Restaurants and Shopping, Many Golf Choices, Fishing - right off the Maalaea Kai Bulkhead, Whale Watching, Helicopter Tours, World Class Aquarium, Pacific Whale Foundation - board their Excellent Tours just a short walk down the road, Kealia National Wildlife Refuge