“May never stay in a hotel again” Excellent ocean view. Good location, midway between major towns and popular beaches. Nothing is far away. No hassle rental process. Condo was full of amenities you would never have guessed a vacation rental would have. Very nice modern bathroom and kitchen. They thought of everything! Was literally like home away from home. Was quiet a peaceful everyday and night. Excellent beach short walk away. Watched small fish floating in the reef everyday. Restaurants/bars/shops within walking distant with great views. I am BBQ critic, and Beachbums restaurant had some of the best BBQ ribs I've ever tasted, and portions are huge. Because it was breezy everyday, we didn't have to use the air conditioner. We opened the front door and let the breeze blow through screen door. Free parking space is underground and out of the sun. Excellent rental. Hope to return soon.
“Wonderful well kept unit with a gorgeous view!” We stayed at Papakea Resort, Unit G-407 in October. My husband and I along with my older son had a great time in Maui. This unit is very close to the ocean front with a full view. We had drinks and many suppers on the Lani, watching the sunsets. G-407 is on the top floor.
It has a very nice loft with two single beds or one king bed, along with an additional bathroom which was handy. Nobody was fighting for the showers. The kitchen is fully supplied, with wonderful cutlery, pots, pans, dishes, wine glasses, coffee maker and many other things that most vacation rentals don't have. They also had body surf boards, umbrellas and beach towels. This unit was recommended to us by a friend. I would highly recommend it to anybody. We were in Maui for a wedding and everybody that came to our unit loved it. Upon arrival it was very clean. Parking is also convenient with an easy check in procedure.
This is where I am hopefully staying every time we come to Maui.
“great place” this condo looks exactly as shown in the pictures. it is furnished very cozy, with comfortable beds, nice quality furniture, a well stocked kitchen, beautiful bathrooms, three beautiful lanais. closet is stocked with umbrellas, chairs, fins, snorkels, boogie boards and coolers. the grounds are kept tropical and immaculate. the owners are professional and easy to deal with. kamaole III beach is a longer walk away, but it's a beautiful family friendly beach.
this is a good value for the money.
“Lovely condo and wonderful vacation” My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary with a 2 week trip to Hawaii. We stayed at this lovely condo for the last 6 days of our 14 day stay. It was just as it was described and pictured in the website, very comfortable and a nice change after 8 days of hotels. There is a beautiful view and we ate many meals on the lanai. The owners provided lots of great suggestions and the wifi in the condo was great, so we could use our iPad to discover other local gems. The location on the west side of Maui is near many wonderful snorkeling sites, and snorkeling became our favorite outing of the trip. The beach towels and chairs also added to our comfort and enjoyment of the beaches.
“Paradise Found!” My husband, daughter, boyfriend and myself just returned from spending 8 glorious days at this unit. From booking the reservation to checking out, Ryan (the owner) was extremely prompt in returning emails, answering questions and making sure we were informed about our stay. Upon stepping into the unit, we were thrilled to see that the photos on the website are exactly what the unit looks like. The view is direct oceanfront, literally 10 feet to the seawall and the ocean beyond. The condo itself is updated and has a very nice kitchen, bath and 1/2 bath, nice tile floors and great outdoor furniture on the lanai. The bedrooms are at the back of the house, but we could distinctly hear the waves crashing all night long; very relaxing way to fall asleep. The little extras like boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrella, towels, cooler, etc. all helped to make beach days easy and affordable. The purified water system allowed us to refill our water containers each day and save money by not having to purchase bottled water. We spent most nights at the condo cooking dinner and watching the sunset. We also watched movies and listened to music on Ryan's awesome T.V. and sound system. The condo is tasteful, updated and comfortable - perfect for 4 people. With the 1/2 bath, there were 2 areas to get ready in which made having one shower doable. The location of this condo was perfect. We could go one direction and be in Napiili or the other and be in Kaanapali or Lahaina, all within 10-15 minutes. There are shops nearby within walking distance. My husband and I spent many mornings walking the beach walk located only a couple blocks from the condo. Maui Sands is an older complex and the pool, pool furniture and laundry facilities are quite outdated but the mature grounds and beautiful landscaping are awesome. Overall, this condo was exactly as described and in a perfect location. We'd love to rent it again in the future and I highly recommend this gem in Maui.
“Fantastic place, really close to the beach!!” Aloha! We had a great time at this condo! It is very close to the beach and made walking out for the sunsets really convenient! Everything you need for a relaxing time is here!! Views from the lanai are good!! Kihei is centrally located and made getting around the Island very easy! The concierge at Village By The Sea is very helpful and will get you some of the excursions for a discounted price...always nice!! The owner of this condo was very helpful and accommodating...can't thank him enough! We can't wait to come back!! Mahalo!!!
“Perfect!!” This condo was perfect for our first stay on the islands! It was very comfortable and really felt like a home away from home! All of the amenities were nice and we made great use of them, especially the cooler and boogie boards. The location is perfect, right across from a beautiful beach and you can walk a block or two up or down the street and find places to shop and eat. The hospitality was amazing and the owners were very accomidating. We enjoyed ourselves so much and couldn't ask for a better place to stay. We will be back ever summer from here on out, and hope to stay in the same spot every time! I can honestly say that I have no complaints! Thank you so much! Mahalo!
“Had everything we needed!” The 2bed/2bath condo in Maui Vista was lovely! The place was spotless, and the kitchen was organized and stocked with every kind of ware you might need for cooking, grilling, storing leftovers, etc. It seemed every time we needed something ("I could really use a paper towel, ziplock bag, tin foil, ice cream scoop,..."), we'd find it there! No need to constantly run to the store.
The location was perfect for us - across the street from a fantastic, uncrowded beach and about a mile away from what is, in our opinion, the best restaurant in Kihei (Cuatro).
If I have a chance to return to Maui, I'd absolutely book this place again!
“Great Condo, Awesome Location, Terrific Owner!” We rented Jean's 2 bedroom condo in Luana Kai and absolutely loved it! Jean was wonderful to work with, she was so attentive and answered all the questions I had without complaint. Everything described in her ad was as promised or better. When she said that she had all the little things we would need (ie: condiments, cooking spray, beach towels and chairs, coolers, etc...) that was an understatement! The only things you need to bring are your clothes, toiletries and food - every single other thing is there for your use. It's a good thing we arrived late and didn't have time to shop until the next day, as we would have bought a lot of things that Jean already had there. All of the appliances look new and the kitchen has been gorgeously renovated. Jean even thought about the lanai and how to get the best view of the ocean. She has a taller table and chairs outside (taller than the railing), so when you are sitting you can see the ocean perfectly! We so enjoyed looking at the water every morning and every night from that great vantage point. We spoke to a lot of people by the pool and some were not happy with their accommodations in other units. Either they were very dated, or they used the resort cleaning staff (Jean has her own cleaning person who is meticulous!), or their unit was not what was promised. That is not the case here at all, we could not have asked for more. Wanted to mention how great Kihei is too - lots of great stores, a fresh fruit/veggie market just down the road and all kinds of good restaurants if you want to eat out. Tip: Shop at Foodland (ask for their discount card), best prices on the island. We found the produce at Costco to be very disappointing and wished we had just shopped at Foodland in Kihei from the start. We have stayed in Kaanapali before and love Kihei so much more! Thanks Jean for sharing your condo with us, we have given your info to a few friends already and we will definitely be back!
“Perfect! You cannot beat this view...” We absolutely loved our stay here. It was the perfect location - right on the ocean and so close to everything! The view was amazing. The condo is well stocked and the owners are often on site. We met them while we were down there and they were very nice and extremely helpful (our shower rod broke and they replaced it right away). The unit is very clean, the bed super comfortable and you cannot beat the view! We fell asleep each night to the lapping of the waves. I would highly recommend this property as your home base in paradise.
“Our Second Visit, can't Wait for the Third!!!” This was our second visit to this wonderful condo in less than two years. For us, it is the best location to stay on the island. The condo had been updated with new furniture and appliances since our first visit, which was a real nice surprise. There are many amenities in and around the condo. The kitchen is very well stocked with dishes, utensils, etc. We just stopped by the grocery store on the way in from the airport for our food. We also took advantage of the many casual and finer dinning options, many within walking distance. There is a/C, but we never turned it on. The 2 ceiling fans were all we needed. The photos on this site are accurate, and we have been so pleased with this Maui Banyan condo, that we now want to go back twice a year, but unfortunately we can only go every year and a half or so. We have already planned for our next visit in 2013. Some people may like a resort, but for us, the comfort and cosy intimacy of your own place on Maui makes the visit there, so much more enjoyable and memorable.
“The best condo on Kaanapali Beach” We just returned from a 7 night stay in Condo 802 at The Whaler. The condo and the amenities were everything I expected, and I was expecting the best . I looked at so many places in Maui before I booked 802. JaNell and Simon have provided so many amenities for their guests. The condo looks exactly like the photographs on their website, and it is in the most desirable location of Ka'anapali Beach. The beach has no rocks so it is easy to walk into the water to swim. It is right next to the Whalers Village shopping and restaurants, and close to other hotels for visits to their restaurants and bars. JaNell is very easy to contact, and very helpful. The views from this corner unit are gorgeous, and the Maui sunsets are spectacular. If I get the chance to go back to Maui again, I would definitely stay at JaNell and Simon's condo, but I would go when the whales are migrating because I am sure that I could see them from the lanai !!!
“Oustanding with one caveat.” Service and amenities were great. The negative was our initial check in. There were many important factors that our intitial contact did not go over with us and they caused problems for us and were time-consuming for ali'i resort staff.Wer were not told that there were aC sensors on the lanai doors so we thought the aC was not working and called you for service. He should have run through the electronics- the DVD in the living room was not working. We called you about that and while on the phone I realized there was a DVD player in the guest bedroom so I told your rep not to worry and that we would use that alternate player. I turned out that didn't work either. Quite frustrating for our "movie night". Also he didn't explain how to use the electronic blinds- it wasn't complicated actually but why not take 30 seconds to explain something like that.
“Near the action yet quiet.” It was a short walk to a beautiful beach and quite a lot of traffic before there but the condo was quiet with the sounds of birds and a cool breeze passing through so AC wasn't needed even in the heat of summer.
“Convenient and affordable” This condo was ideally arranged for feeding a family a meal or two each day to keep down costs. The condo had all the basic necessities plus other helpful items like kick boards, chairs, beach towels, and snorkels-masks. Being able to park right out front meant we were in the van on on the beach without wasting much time. It was also great to be able to do laundry, so that we could pack light. The condo was clean and well-maintained. The park across the street was a great place for watching the sunset. Great coffee and a farmers markets steps away also was a real treat.
“Perfect!” Our stay in your condo at Kihei was absolutely great. Wonderful porch, beautifully decorated, comfortable, and convenient. Who could ask for more. So close to the beach and restaurants - a perfect place. Thank you for letting our family share it. I cannot think of a thing we didn't have!
“Ahh! Maui!” Thanks so much for the lovely place to stay. This is
our 1st time to Hawaii and we loved Kihei! The condo
is so conveniently located to everything and we loved
our morning walks/jogs down the beach. Also thanks
for your honest and unbiased information regarding
the best place to stay - it really helped us to make
an excellent choice. We can't wait to return.
“Luxurious, well maintained, quiet "Paradise Beach Condo".” Firstly, the location was within walking distance to three great beaches, local shopping and great restaurants. This newly renovated condo was a "Home away from Home" with a "Wow" factor. The grounds were well maniquered with a lovely pool, hot tub and BBQ. Every detail in beach accessory from boogie boards, to snorkling gear to beach chairs etc. was at your disposal for a great day at the beach. We will come back again!!!
“Best Time Ever!!!” My daughter and I had a lovely time staying at Maui Sands #6E. The place was cozy and comfy and we loved sitting out on our lani. The King size bed was the best.We had everything we needed in the kitchen and the day bed was so comfy my daughter chose to sleep there so she could hear the wind blow throught the palms outside. Thank you. We would love to come back. Shay and Tina, Ashland Oregon