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Kanai a Nalu 201

Condo:  2 BR / 2 BA, 1 Floor, 1000 Square Feet
Location: Maui, South Maui, Maalaea, Kanai a Nalu
Sleeps: 5 people
Beds: Twin Beds - 2, King Beds - 1, Sofa Bed - 1
Rates: $289-$455 nightly

This is what you came here for!  Sunset along our beach... Our resort's name ,"Kanai a Nalu", means "gentle waves".  They are often just this gentle, too.Sun coming up over Haleakala, as seen from our condo's lanai!  So peaceful...And... if you are here from mid November through mid May, you may well see this!  Here's a Humpback whale showing off her tail flip, as photographed by one of our guests from our lanai!  The Humpback babies are born here each year, and it's fun to watch them learning from their moms.Your home away from home in Maui, Kanai a Nalu, as viewed from our beach.Let's go inside!  Condo entry way, panoramaCondo Entry, living and dining areas, panorama

Gorgeous Beachfront vacation condo with magical views, AC, internet, and much more

We've just reopened our calendar after having had it on hold for FEMA who no longer needs it for fire survivors! Our recently remodeled 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.

HomeyHawaii, 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 northward towards Lahaina, from which is a 30 minute drive to our north. 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.. Most of the boat tours and activities that formerly left out of Lahaina now leave from Maalaea, as does the Lanai ferry. There are plenty of associated shops and restaurants, a brand new Starbucks, 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 five people, depending upon the sleeping arrangements required. It works very well for a couple or two, and for families with children aged 3 or older; our condo is not set up appropriately for babies or toddlers. Our master bedroom has a king-sized bed; the guest bedroom has twins (which can also be made up as a king), and we can provide a trifold memory foam twin mattress for a third guest in the second bedroom. All beds 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 brand new full sized LG 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, free cable TV, 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 each additional guests beyond 2 for couples' rates and beyond 4 for regular rates.

Our peaceful and lovely vacation home is the perfect spot for a family vacation, honeymoon, anniversary celebration, or just a quiet getaway. Please see our rate calendar for rental rates and minimum required lengths of stay for your proposed dates.

Neither animals of any kind nor smoking of any kind are permitted in the condo or on its lanai due to family allergies. Smokers may use the two dedicated smoking areas on the grounds.

Our rates can be found in the "rates" section of this listing. Click on "more rates" if your dates are not shown. We often have pending reservations that are not yet confirmed and shown on the calendar. We'll be happy to help you reserve your nights if you meet minimum stay and occupancy requirements and we have availability. Serious inquiries only, please.


GeneralAir Conditioning, Washer, Dryer, Parking, Private Lanai, Linens Provided, Beach Towels Provided, Beach Chairs Provided, Beach Umbrella Provided, Shared Pool, Waterfront, Ocean View, Mountain View, Garden View, AC throughout condo (split system); Ocean views on two sides; luggage racks; free parking; elevators
BedsTwin Beds - 2, King Beds - 1, Sofa Bed - 1, bathrobes; bathroom grab bars; hairdryer; iPod/iphone docking stations
InternetWiFi (Wireless), Fast DSL via cable modem, or wireless
EntertainmentCable or Satellite TV, VCR, DVD Player, CD Player, Big screen TV LR; smaller flat screen TVs in bedrooms (no cable to guest bedroom); books and videos
KitchenFull Kitchen, Refrigerator, Oven, Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Food processor, coffee grinder, Brita pitcher, ice cube trays, rice cooker, cookware, serve/barware
OtherIron, Ironing Board, Alarm Clock, Radio, Telephone, Gas/Electric Grill, Charcoal Grill, Ceiling Fan, scanner/copier/fax machine; free local phone service; answering machine

Activities Onsite

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. Beach stairs temporarily closed as of January 2020 due to impending repairs; beach park with wide beach can be accessed approximately 500 feet to south of Kanai a Nalu's exit drive.

Listing Owner Information

Michele Myerson, Homeowner


Time PeriodNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
05/23/24 - 09/07/24$315--7 nights
09/08/24 - 11/14/24$289--7 nights
11/15/24 - 12/17/24$375--10 nights
12/18/24 - 12/27/24$455--10 nights
12/28/24 - 01/05/25$455--9 nights
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Listed rates are for 2 (couple's rates)-4 (regular rates) guests & do not include 14.42% Hawaii State Taxes, 3% Maui County taxes, $180 cleaning fee, security deposit or extra person charges of $30 pp/pn for each guest beyond the first two/four. Rental deposit of 1/2 total is required to reserve. Payment by personal/cashier's check. Balance due 120 days prior to arrival. Amounts paid are nonrefundable by owner-- travel insurance highly recommended to protect your trip investmemt. No smoking or animals -- owner allergies. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change. Christmas and New Year Holidays are rented as blocks that vary by year. For 2022, the Christmas block will be 10 nights or more arriving 12/17 or earlier and departing by 12/27; the New Year block will be 10 nights or more starting 12/27 or later. If dates spanning more than one holiday season block are desired, the minimum rental is 16 or more nights between 12/17 and 1/4.

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There are no refunds of payments once the reservation has been secured. Travel insurance is advised.


Ty S., stayed July 2019

Exactly what we envisioned for our family vacation!

Our experience was great right from the start. The owner was very communicative and responsive. She gave us plenty of information about not only the property itself but the area as well. The location couldn’t be better! We were looking for a smaller more private beach and that’s exactly what we got! The condo itself fit us perfectly. The beds were very comfortable and we had everything we needed. Watching the sun rise from the lanai was breathtaking. Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Josée L., stayed June 2019


Beautiful, very clean and well equipped condo right on the beach!
To hear the sound of the waves all day long is a delight!
The owner was very responsive with respect to our questions and needs.
Everything was just perfect!
grant s., stayed March 2019

Excellent condo, all you can need and want.

We had an awesome time staying in this condo. It had everything, and them some, you would want. It was perfectly situated to explore west, central and east Maui. Plus we got to see whales from the balcony both morning and night. I highly recommend this property and if we visit Maui again it will definitely be yhe place to stay.

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