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3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   106 Kaanapali Shores Place, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our honeymoon at the Maui Kai and cannot say enough wonderful things about our visit. It truly is paradise. We booked through Maui Kai 806 owners Art and Sophie Nickel, and they could not have made the process more easier. 806 was unavailable at the dates we needed so they graciously worked with us to find another condo... More

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Mike, I'm glad you enjoyed your honeymoon stay and that Sophie and I were able to make the booking process easy for you by getting you into one of our partner units at the Maui Kai. Thanks for also posting all the amazing pictures. Let either of us know when you are ready for a return visit and hopefully... More

New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maui Kai has 80 units, mostly privately owned, although you can rent directly from the building. You can expect to find more dated furnishings in the units rented out by the building. Owners take more pride in their units which is why unit 1003 stood out – even in the photos. Unit was even better than described or photographed.... More

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Charles M, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The Rental Program manages most of the units and all the units are individually owned including those in the Rental Program. The Program has standards that the owners have to adhere to be a part of the on site management. Our owners take excellent care of their units as well. More

montreal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I returned to Maui for our 25th anniversary and had a trip of a lifetime. We stayed at Maui Kai in a studio room #707 and were very happy. The place was kept very clean and we had the perfect view. Breakfast every morning on the lanai was a perfect way to start the day. Staff and... More

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a condo at Maui Kai through owner Donna Bender. We were familiar with this property as we have stayed multiple times at the resort next door. It was everything we expected and more. Right on the water, beautiful views and all the extras (i.e. boggie boards, cooler, beach chairs, binoculars, etc.). It was perfect! The staff at Maui... More

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Thanks for trying Maui Kai - I'm glad you had a perfect time! I'm happy you enjoyed the beach gear in your unit. There are several places within walking distance of Maui Kai where you can rent beach gear inexpensively. Please let me know when you're ready to return - the friendly and helpful staff can't wait to see you... More

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Donna Bender, owner of Unit 807, helped us arrange a stay in another studio unit since hers wasn't available for our dates. We were able to select which unit we wanted so we knew exactly what our place would look like. We were not disappointed with anything! The view and proximity to the beach was exactly what we were looking... More

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you had a perfect anniversary at Maui Kai. Even though my unit wasn't available for your dates, I'm glad you booked early enough so that you could choose a unit from pictures. In addition to the proximity to the beach, I'm happy you enjoyed the grounds that our groundskeeper, Andy, makes more beautiful every day. I hope... More

Dallas, Texas
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939 reviews 939 reviews
64 hotel reviews
1,021 helpful votes 1,021 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like 5 star resorts, shiny new fixtures and fittings, have a family, want a large pool and like lots of poolside activities, then this condo block not for you. Maui Kai is a smaller block of condos, with a small pool. It's one of the older units, so in places it doesn't look as new as some of... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Maui Kai was built when building codes weren't quite as strict as they are today. So it sits VERY close to the water. So close that there really isn't a beach during most of the day. During low tide you can walk a narrow strip of beach but you won't be able to park your beach chair there all day.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a magical stay at the Maui Kai (606). We actually came away from the trip engaged!! Wonderful facilities (beach access, DVD rentals, pool, hot tub, grill) and we loved our little condo. We spent a lot of time eating and relaxing on the lanai. Beautiful sunsets and views of the islands from the condo. The... More

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Alexis and Mike, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that Sophie and I were able to help arrange accommodation in one of our ocean front partner units. As you said, you really can't beat the direct oceanfront location and all the amenities. Let Sophie or I know when you are ready for a return visit and we'll get... More

Tallahassee, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We usually stay at a resort, but decided to try a condo this time. The reviews on TripAdvisor had rated this as one of the best liked place to stay. The room was clean, well-equipped, and also had a nice kitchen area with just about any utensil you could think of using. The location was excellent. The pool was nice... More

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

I was happy to help you arrange your stay at Maui Kai. The kitchen in Maui Kai units are fully equipped with a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker, plates, dishes, glasses, and eating and cooking utensils. The pool area has a jacuzzi, 2 gas barbecues and a cabana with a ping-pong table and a full kitchen. Maui Kai... More

Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a wonderful 6 nights at the Maui Kai, unit 1006 it was on the top floor and a really nice condo, we made the booking through Donna Bender who was so helpful and terrific in making the reservations and was full of great ideas and suggestions for our stay, she puts out a local girls guide to Maui... More

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

I'm happy you had a wonderful time in Maui Kai 1006 and enjoyed the extra indoor space from its enclosed lanai and opening its large sliding windows and screens to bring in the outdoors. Glad you enjoyed the great view and got to see a few whales before their return to Alaska. I'm also glad you appreciated the free daily... More

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  • Kaanapali beach(7)
  • Ocean front(7)
  • Very clean(6)
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Additional Information about Maui Kai

Address: 106 Kaanapali Shores Place, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Maui Kai 3*
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Maui Kai features all oceanfront junior suite (studio), one bedroom and two bedroom accommodations. Daily towel service, weekly maid service, in-room safe, local phone calls, high speed internet cable hook up, wi-fi also in each room and at the pool and cabana area are all complimentary with no additional fees. Free parking. All rooms have central air conditioning, DVR's, DVD players with freee current release DVD's and spectacular sunsets. Heated pool, jacuzzi, barbecues, and laundry facilities all on site. Located on northern Kaanapali Beach, just four miles north of Lahaina. ... more   less 
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