#168 Gorgeous Beachfront vacation condo with magical views, AC, internet, and much more
Our condo, 201 Kanai a Nalu, is a fantastic choice for those whose priority is to stay in lovely, air conditioned accommodations, as close as possible to the ocean and beach-- with spectacular vistas from throughout the condo. You'll be able to watch both sunrise over Haleakala and the ocean, and sunset over the west Maui coastline from our lanai . Our condo is a premium, direct ocean beachfront, end unit located at the "quiet end" (next door to 2 acres of private property with only one house on it)of a very lovely complex called "Kanai a Nalu" (which translates to "gentle surf"), the most sought-after vacation rental property in our little seaside village of Maalaea-- often called "Maui's best kept secret". It is situated at the northernmost end of Sugar Beach/ Maalaea Beach, Maui's longest sandy beach, which stretches southward from Kanai a Nalu for several miles through an undeveloped nature preserve all the way down to North Kihei-- so it is quite spectacular. Yet our condo is only about a 15-20 minute drive from the airport and the "real" shopping available in Kahului, and is a great, centrally located, "home base" from which to explore the island. Our area is the driest, sunniest part of Maui, with the wonderful trade wind breezes providing a welcome cooling effect for outdoor activities in the warm afternoons.
Maui Forum, like some guidebooks, classifies Maalaea as a part of "West Maui", probably because much of the Maalaea region beyond the village stretches along the drive from Maalaea village northward towards Lahaina. But Maalaea village, where our condo is located, actually constitutes the northernmost tip of "South Maui", with which it shares a sunny, dry, climate and a beautiful coastline that stretches around Maalaea Bay, a major winter playground of the humpback whales, and includes "Sugar beach". Unlike the rainier climate of some other parts of West Maui, Maalaea is actually desert, and you will see cacti growing by the mauka roadside as you drive through it! We stayed all over Maui before we decided that Maalaea was the best place for a family vacation home and bought our place here.
While the condo is located in a very quiet and unspoiled location, we are within walking distance of the Maui Ocean Center-- a phenomenal, world class aquarium and ocean learning center that delights children of all ages; the Maalaea Bay Marina--- from which you can take boat tours out for whale or dolphin-watching (depending upon season), sightseeing or snorkeling, etc., and their associated shops and restaurants, a five star seafood restaurant, and a miniature golf/ family fun center. A number of nice "real" golf courses can also be found within a very short drive.
Our 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo can sleep up to six people, depending upon the sleeping arrangements required. It works very well for a couple or two, and for families. Our master bedroom has a king-sized bed; the guest bedroom has twins (which can also be made up as a king), and there is a queen-sized pull-out couch in the living room. All beds, including the pull-out, are topped with memory foam, and are quite comfortable. Since we provide all linens, including beach towels and guest robes-- even robes for children, and have a full sized washer and dryer in the unit, you can pack as lightly as you choose! The guest bedroom is equipped with its own flat screen TV and DVD/ VCR player, and stocked with family and child friendly movies. The master bedroom also has its own flat screen TV. Our gourmet kitchen is as fully equipped as our kitchen at home, with all the major and minor appliances, and lots of gadgets. Our condo provides free local phone service, which includes all of Maui, and free internet (you can use either wireless or the plug-in modem).
The condo features a private lanai approximately 20 feet from the waves, and incredible ocean views from all rooms except for the baths (there is an ocean view on two sides in the master bedroom). You'll enjoy sitting just above the surf, sipping your morning coffee or a cool afternoon drink, watching the whales in season, or enjoying the night sky that seems to sparkle so much brighter there! Since we face south, you also get a view of dormant Haleakala Volcano in the distance and get to enjoy both sunrises and sunsets from our lanai and beach! The beach out front is great for swimming, beach combing and boogie boarding, as well as long, leisurely walks. The beautiful, tropically landscaped grounds also include a large grassy lawn with barbecues and tables/ picnic area, as well as a fenced-in, solar heated, freshwater pool with chaise lounges and chairs surrounding it-- all right next to the ocean. The building has elevators, and parking is free.
Our place is among a surprisingly small number of condo complexes in Maui to be RIGHT ON the ocean beach! The walk along the undeveloped beach stretching to the south from the condo makes you feel like you are on your own private island. You can walk along it without seeing a building, and sometimes without seeing another person, from the beach in front of the condo two doors down from us all the way to North Kihei, five miles away. This is the most sheltered beach on all of Maui, and the surf is normally very gentle, with few currents to worry about.
Another nice thing about our condo is that it is fully air conditioned via a split system, with separate, independently regulated, thermostatic controls in each bedroom and the living/dining room. Most "air conditioned" condos in Maui have only a window air conditioner in the living room. In contrast, each of the bedrooms, as well as the living-dining room at our condo, has its own thermostatically regulated unit in our split system-- so you can set the AC in each bedroom, and in the Living room/Dining room to whatever temperature is desired for that particular room.
Please see our Rates section for details about what our charges are. Our published rates include up to four guests, except for our couples special rates, which apply to 1-2 guests. There are extra charges for additional guests (fifth and sixth guests for most rates; third, fourth, fifth and sixth guests for couples' special rates). The rates in the tables do not include Hawaii state taxes, cleaning fee, damage deposit, or charges for additional guests. W18050117-01.
Our peaceful and lovely vacation home is the perfect spot for a family vacation, honeymoon, anniversary celebration, or just a quiet getaway. And we are offering some new, lower rates this year to try and help more people afford a nice stay on Maui.
Neither animals of any kind or smoking of any kind are permitted in the condo or on its lanai due to family allergies.
Please review our rates before contacting us at 206-669-3723 or emailing us at email@example.com to confirm availability for the dates you want and discuss your vacation needs with us. Our rates can be found in the "rates" section of this listing. Click on "more rates" if your dates are not shown. We normally accept only reservations of 7 or more nights, but will consider shorter bookings if they happen to fit into short gaps in our calendar between already confirmed longer reservations. We sometimes have pending reservations that are not yet confirmed and shown on the calendar. We'll be happy to help you reserve your nights if we have availability. Serious inquiries only, please.
Rates are for 2-4 guests & do not include 13.42% Hawaii State Taxes, $150 cleaning fee, security deposit or extra person charges of $15 pp/pn. Rental deposit 1/3 total to reserve. $150 cancellation fee. Payment by personal/cashier's check. Balance due 90 (120 for Christmas/New Years) days prior to arrival. No smoking or animals -- owner allergies. Until confirmed, rates subject to change
Swimming in pool or ocean; ocean is fun for boogie boarding, snorkeling, surfing; whale watching is great-- this is the humpback capital of Maui! Attractions within a short walk include the Maui Ocean Center with the associated shops and restaurants. the Maalaea Bay Marina with boat tours and fishing expeditions, local rental facilities for water activity equipment, and "Maui Golf" mini golf and amusement complex; five star restaurant is on the same street; Haycroft Beach Park is three properties down; long walk to Kealia Pond Wildlife refuge.