“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!
“Awesome Rental!” We had a great time. Wished we could have stayed longer. Location is excellent. Walking distance to groceries, beach, park, souvenir markets, scooter rentals, etc. Very clean. Very spacious. Met owner and his family. So gracious. We would definitely stay here again.
“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.
“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.
“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!!!
“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.
“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.
“What a View ... What a Beach ... You got to love Maui” I have stayed at Sugar beach Resort several times but never in this unit. Well this unit was amazing ! The view in this penthouse is like in no other unit I have stayed in.. Many units I have stayed in have this wall that blocks one direction of your view. I guess its there to give the other unit privacy but this unit has no wall and the views were just amazing. The unit was very very clean and the furniture was nice. The bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. There was more than enough closet and dresser storage for a very long stay. The grounds and pool area were well-kept and groomed nicely. We spent a majority of the time on the nice Lanai watching the ocean and enjoying cocktails while feeling the nice ocean breeze. The guests in the building are very conscious of the noise levels, even down by the pool. This place is ideal for anyone wanting a quiet place to enjoy their vacation. The owner went out of there way to think about every detail to ensure you enjoy your stay. They even gave us their Kihei Foodland rewards card # to use so that we could save money on our groceries (which we did)! Before we arrived we received several pages of information to help us enjoy our stay and all the information was so helpfull. You could tell the owners spent a lot of time gathering all this information. As for the shop in the main lobby where they have a local events booking concierge, they were very helpful with booking our luau, zip line tour, sunset cruise, and massage! They seem to be well-connected with many of the tourist activities on the island and more importantly, everything they described about our activities was 100 percent accurate. The Wireless Internet was very helpful, and I was able to sit on the Lanai with my iPad, streaming Hawaiian music on Pandora while watching the sunset and enjoying Mai Tai's! Not once did we encounter any problems with the wireless connection
“unforgettable Maui vacation” We really enjoyed our stay at Lani Kai condo. The apartment is spacious, well appointed, modern and immaculate. The linens were excellent and the bed was extremely comfortable.The kitchen is well-appointed and we weren't lacking in anything to make a wonderful meal.The apartment is in an excellent location, within walking distance from the nice beaches.We will definitely be back!
“Perfect in every way for our first trip to Hawaii !!!” We stayed at "The Cottage" March 31-April 8th to celebrate 35 years of marriage, 2 retirements, and a birthday and it was perfect in every way! We knew as we drove down the citrus and flower-lined drive to the sign pointing our way to the cottage that we had found Paradise! But only for 8 nights!!
When planning a vacation and where we will stay, we look at location, cleanliness, views, amenities, and price. The cottage was near grocery stores, beaches, towns, and the best restaurant on Maui, "Mama's Fish House". The cottage was spotless and we could have eaten off of the floors inside and also outside on the lanai (deck). It was amazingly clean! The views of the water, mountains, pastures, flowers, fruits, sunrises and sunsets were unbelievable. We loved sitting on the lanai and also inside we could enjoy the views. The personal touches from our perfect hosts were something that did not go unnoticed or unappreciated. After booking, Barbara sent us a highlighted map and typed directions to help us get from the airport to the cottage. There was a magazine rack full of guidebooks to help us plan our days. Barbara had typed directions to grocery stores with comments about what they sold. The Welcome Basket was beautiful and delicious and I loved the fresh flowers on the soap and candy dishes! Hank had also left tools under the the sink, if needed, and they had laundry detergent for us to use on the front-load washer and dryer. There is so much more I could say about how wonderful our visit to the cottage was...Paradise is just the best way. My husband said we would go back next year for 2 weeks! I can't wait! Aloha Ya'll!
“A Vacation In Paradise” The description and photos of this rental unit and resort amenities are extremely accurate. Exceptionally clean and very well maintained, this property exceeded our expectations. We never tired of early morning coffees and watching the beautiful sunset in the evening from the lanai. Close to Dukes and Whaler's Village, there was never a shortage of good resteraunts and with the beach as our front yard, we enjoyed countless walks.
The owners, Jill and Terry are wonderful to work with and replied quickly to all e-mails -answering all questions very thoroughly. I recommend this property to others and I hope to return sometime soon
“Experiencing Paradise” This was not our first visit to The Whaler and will certainly not be the last. It's right in the heart of Kaanapali Beach, restaurants and shopping next door, short walk to Black Rock for sunset, quiet but still has alot of energy. The unit was clean, spacious (especially the closet!) and met all of our expectations. We also love receiving the email newsletters.
“Fantastic property in an ideal location” This apartment is huge! My wife and I enjoyed a week here and felt very lucky to get the apartment at such a great rate. This property could easily accommodate a family.
Located right on the beach. Huge bedroom, huge lounge. Balcony doesn't get much sunshine but it's a lovely retreat all the same.
Only 1 small negative, the bathroom could do with modernising.
The property has a small gym in the basement, perfectly serviceable.
Located in 2 minutes walk of restaurant, shops and most importantly a paradise beach. A golf course is opposite.