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Romantic, Groundfloor, Affordable, Beachfront Condo, Makani A Kai A9

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4.6 / 5Exceptional
8 reviews

Amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Maui Ocean Center
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Maalaea Harbor
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Maui Tropical Plantation
    7 min drive
  • Airport
    Kahului, HI (OGG)
    16 min drive

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    About this area

    Maalaea

    This condo is located in Wailuku. Maui Ocean Center is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens and Iao Valley State Park. Our guests appreciate the property's central location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Maui Ocean Center - 11 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Maalaea Harbor - 16 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Maui Tropical Plantation - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Pilates Maui - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Visitor Center - 13 min drive

    Getting around

    • Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Station - 26 min drive
    • Kahului, HI (OGG) - 16 min drive

    About this property

    Romantic, Groundfloor, Affordable, Beachfront Condo, Makani A Kai A9

    This is a lovely, romantic, ground floor, beach front, affordable condo, off the beaten tourist path but convenient to most of the island. We just completed a major remodel October 2017. If you miss the way Maui was decades ago, or wonder what it was like, this is as close as you can get. You look across a little park at the ocean, the Kihei coast, and Haleakala, a huge dormant volcano . From our breakfast table, we've watched whales spouting off our beach! A gorgeous 3+ mile, nearly deserted beach is just a few steps away, directly off our front lawn. (We walk several miles on it nearly every day we're here, but have never made it all the way to Sugar Beach and back in one hike.) In your early morning walk along the beach, you can watch the sun rise from behind giant Haleakala while cute little sand crabs scurry in and out of their holes (pukas), turtles bob and feed, outrigger canoes paddle by, and (late December to early April) whales play. Wading birds call to each other from the nature preserve ponds behind the dunes, and occasionally you can see rays or a monk seal. It's hard not to just keep taking pictures! It's gorgeous other times of day (and night) too, but morning and evening are our favorites! In the other direction, out of sight, but an easy walk down a pretty little country lane with condos and ocean on one side and trees and cane fields on the other, is a small village, a cute little harbor filled with boats, a well-regarded aquarium, the Pacific Whale foundation, miniature golf, and a few shops and restaurants. A latte is always welcome from the General Store while watching for whales breaching. Regular golf courses are just a few miles away. This is a good sized, ground floor condo we just purchased March 2017. (We've owned our other listing, VRBO 152519 just up the street at Maalaea Banyans almost 30 years.) There is a King sized very comfy bed in a pretty, jungle-view bedroom, and a queen-sized sofa bed (new foam mattress) in the living room. It's perfect for 2 people, fine for a couple with 1-2 children, and could work (but is not ideal or particularly recommended) for 2 very compatible couples. You can eat at the high table inside or the one on the lanai and see across the ocean to the South Maui coastline in the shadow of Haleakala. We are unit A9 in Makani a Kai, which means "Sea Breeze". The complex is small and friendly, and village-like (not boxy). There is a nice pool and BBQ's with outside tables nearby. The lounge chairs along the ocean are perfect for sunning, reading, or a relaxing happy hour. The landscaping here is amazingly lush, tropical, and gorgeous! SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED in the condos or anywhere in the complex except out by the dumpster where the parking lot meets the street. We just repainted, and added new quiet efficient fans and separate air-conditioners in the living room and bedroom. (and a screen door in case you like old fashioned ecological cooling) There is a brand new 55" UHD 4K TV and cable and wifi in the living room. The wifi is very good, 5G (faster) and 2G (distance). There is a a full kitchen including espresso/latte maker, coffee maker and teapot, and one bathroom with walk in rain and regular shower. Our major kitchen and bath remodel was completed October 2017. We supply beach chairs, tatami mats (great to keep your towels clean when lying on the beach), beach umbrella, beach towels, some snorkel stuff, boogie boards, etc. Please let us know if there is anything else you need, and we will try to accommodate you if possible. There are coin operated nice large washers and dryers steps away on site. We are NOT an ADA unit. But if you have a family member in a wheelchair, and need more than one condo, there are 2 very nice, well equipped and popular ADA units (which we do not own or manage) steps away in our small complex (A2 and A12) . In addition to this ground floor one bedroom, one bath condo, our son and his wife have a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo (B12) right over one of the Makani A Kai ADA units, and our daughter and her husband have a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit (B4) at the front of the property. We also have a beautiful one bedroom one bath unit in Maalaea Banyans about 150 yards up the street.(VRBO 152519) So 4 available condos in all. We've found that separate condos, and separate cars are a wonderful way for family reunions or groups of friends to have togetherness without too much togetherness! We do give a discount if you book more than one of our family's condos. We and our kids have wonderful memories of them growing up coming to Maui, and now we are busy making memories of their children doing the same thing. We invite you to make some Maui memories too. You will absolutely love it!

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Check-out

    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types

    Mastercard
    Visa

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Property is also known as

    • Romantic Groundfloor Affordable Beachfront Condo Makani Kai A9
    • Romantic Groundfloor Affordable Beachfront Makani Kai A9 Wailuku
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    • Romantic Groundfloor Affordable Beachfront Condo Makani Kai A9
    • Romantic Groundfloor Affordable Beachfront Makani Kai A9 Wailuku
    • Romantic Groundfloor Affordable Beachfront Condo Makani Kai A9
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    • Romantic Groundfloor Affordable Beachfront Condo Makani A Kai A9
    • Romantic Groundfloor Affordable Beachfront Condo Makani A Kai A9
    • Romantic Groundfloor Affordable Beachfront Condo Makani A Kai A9

    Property amenities

    Bedrooms

    • 1 bedroom

    Bathrooms

    • 1 bathroom

    General

    • Sleeps 4

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby
    4.6

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    5/5 Excellent

    Beautiful retreat!

    The photos don’t quite do this unit justice. It is well appointed, freshly renovated, and very comfortable! The owners have truly thought of everything to make vacation easy and comfortable. We loved walking Sugar Beach in the mornings - it truly felt like a private beach! The central location on the island made it very convenient for our other adventures. We would certainly recommend this spot to others and would gladly return!

    5/5 Excellent

    Perfect

    Condo unit is probably the best one in the complex. Tastefully updated with beach and ocean views. We will definitely be looking for this listing for future trips.

    5/5 Excellent

    Wonderful place to stay!

    I had a great time on my first trip to Maui. The condo was very clean, with lots of updated emenities. It was so convenient to have chairs, an umbrella, boogie boards, and all kinds of snorkel gear for us to use. The beach was literally steps away and we saw a ton of sea turtles there. I would definitely stay at this condo again.

    4/5 Good

    Great stay

    Nice beach, walked every morning, grounds were beautiful, condo was very nice, could have one more easy chair for the 3rd person, only one small couch. Only down side is the floor, ceiling is very thin, lots of noise from the upstairs. Park next door gets busy on weekends and locals camp, but nothing horrible. Great location, minutes to Kihei, overall a nice stay.

    5/5 Excellent

    Great place, loved it

    Super nice remodel job. We were extremely impressed by the condo. John has included pretty much everything you would need for a great stay even if you come straight from the airport. Coffee, sunscreen, beach towels, and all sorts of other essential goodies. Good early morning snorkeling right out front if the waves earn't too big and some bird-watching in the park/reserve right next door. Thanks for a very comfortable and affordable stay!

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