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Maui Kai

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106 Kaanapali Shores Place, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Noblesville, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were immediately welcomed in Maui Kai 504 with a personalized basket with local treats from the owners. The condo was clean and fully stocked with many amenities. There was free wifi, cable TV, a selection of CDs, a closet full of beach supplies (snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, etc.), and a loaded kitchen. We loved the location... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was thrown to this hotel condo by Expedia since they messed up my reservation at the other hotel. I was really tired and stressed out for another hotel search for over 4 hours so I didn't know they had a queen bed only in the studio room. Well we are family and have a school child with us, so... More 

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Toni A, Front Office Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

We apologize that Expedia did not advise you of one Queen Bed in the Junior Suite/Studio or advise you that a rollaway could be provided upon request for $10.00 per night for the extra person. We are also so sorry that you did not come down or call our front office to rectify this issue. We want all of our... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this Maui Kai #307 through Art and Sophie Nickel and it is a few feet from the ocean. The condo has all everything, it is very comfortable and clean. We loved our early morning on the balcony, then walking the beach (wait until surf is down to get through) and walk all the way towards the Sheraton. Later... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just completed a three week stay in Donna Bender's unit, 807. Maui Kai is always a relaxing respite in the midst of chaotic hotels and condo complexes. I always return to Maui Kai and ditto to all the other superlative reviews here. Mahalo to Donna for your professionalism and knowledge! -Nelson

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Nelson! It was my pleasure helping you return again to Maui Kai. I'm glad my Unit 807 was available for your stay this time. Your "Serenity Now" review title aptly describes Maui Kai - quiet, private and beautiful sunsets every night. Please let me know when you're ready to return and I'll be happy to help you again. Mahalo... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I loved Maui Kai. Having a fully stocked kitchen was really convenient. All of the condos are oceanfront so you wake up to a gorgeous view regardless of what room you are in. It is quiet and you fall asleep to the sounds of the waves. The location is also great. There is a grocery store and... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Unit 306 owned by The Claytons, and loved their unit. It has a beautiful wall of windows overlooking the ocean. The view is west so the sunsets are terrific. The unit is pristine and we loved the extras: beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkels and fins. The location is ideal. There are many small local food spots nearby and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Coner Suite on the 10th floor. Maui kai is a beachfront apartment. The view from the lanai is magnificent. We saw the sea turtle swimming by...if you stay there between Dec - March, you may see the whales from the condo. The condo is kept in a very good condition. Daily maid service. Basic amenities and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, we fell in love with Maui instantly. Next, we were hoping the room would meet our desires - something NOT trendy, loud, stuffed full of people. We hit the jackpot. The room and location of Maui Kai made this of the most relaxing, pleasant, stress free vacations ever. For me personally, I seek out the beach so I can... More 

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Bandon, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Donna Bender, who owns Unit 807, helped us book our honeymoon stay at Maui Kai. We had originally planned to go to another location but had to cancel last minute for weather reasons. Donna was wonderful with helping us plan our trip just a few weeks before our stay. The condos were great - every unit is waterfront, lots of... More 

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Allison, I'm glad I was able to help you book a last-minute honeymoon at Maui Kai! I'm happy you appreciated that Maui Kai units are totally private - your neighbors can't see you and people on the beach can't see you. Maui Kai is a concrete block building so all you hear is the sound of the ocean waves. Please... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Maui Kai in October 2014. We chose this facility because it was not a giant resort hotel, but was well situated and equipped for our stay. We booked a 1-bedroom unit through Donna Bender who owns studio Unit 807. The unit was roomy and well equipped with everything we needed to be self sufficient.... More 

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Ken! I'm happy you enjoyed your stay and that Maui Kai met your expectations as a small, quiet property instead of a busy, crowded mega-resort. Let me know when you're ready to return and I'll be happy to help you again. Mahalo nui loa, Donna Bender More 

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