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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rock Island, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in #201 at the Maui Kai--it was fabulous! Close to the ocean--we opened the doors and listened to the waves 24/7--it was awesome--condo very clean and beautifully decorated--well equipped with everything you needed--from the moment we arrived we saw whales everyday and dolphins playing in the ocean--there are no words to decribe the "rainbow over the ocean we... More 

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earth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a ground floor unit(105) at Maui Kai. It was a unique experience for us to be so close to the pounding waves. I was unsure at first as people pass quite close to your screened in lanai.However the volume of people that walk by isn't that high you quickly forget about them. The location of Maui Kai... More 

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha! I was happy to help arrange your last-minute stay at Maui Kai. I'm glad you enjoyed walking along the two miles of sandy beach that extends from Maui Kai to Black Rock. For those who don't want to walk in the sand, there's a nice boardwalk that runs along the shore. Let me know as soon as you know... More 

Coronado, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked our stay through Art and Sophie. It was wonderful working with them. We have stayed at the Westin, The Sheraton and the Hyatt all on Kaanapali Beach. Staying at the Maui Kai offers much better views and is very comfortable. You can not get any closer to the water! We saw so many whales and you can look... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked rm 806 through Art and Sophie, and they were great communicators. Their place had the bonus of a cooler, boogie boards, and beach chairs. The view was amazing! Even our friends that stayed at the Ritz were impressed by the great view from room 806. It was clean as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a 1-bedroom corner unit that we booked through Donna Bender , owner of studio Unit 807 .The rented condo was very well appointed and offered great views of the water and whales from a balcony right on the beach. Service was excellent and courteous. Easy to get to from the airport and centrally located on the western... More 

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha! It was my pleasure helping you book your stay at Maui Kai. I hope you will come visit us again soon! Let me know when you're ready for more great oceanfront views and I'll be happy to help you again. Mahalo nui loa, Donna Bender More 

california
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102 reviews 102 reviews
46 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See our earlier reviews. This is the place to watch whales during whale season. We saw more than a dozen from our 7th floor lanai this morning (this is a great whale year). Still very comfortable, although the prices have gone up a lot. An older property, but well maintained, and it has what you need.

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Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is really close to the beach...maybe the closest. we loved this place for the following: easy parking, no gates, no gate cards, no guard shack, no security booth, and close parking to the building. the staff were friendly. the cleaning ladies were right on the money. the gardner was one of the happiest guys we saw on the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view, lowish cost. Service could be a little more friendly. Rooms are fine, but dated. Beaches very near by, but not on the property. You get what you pay for. We've been happy with our stay, just a kind of self service kind of feel. I guess given the price we might return, but I would also look into... More 

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Toni A, Guest Relations Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Its good to hear you were happy with your stay. We feel we are one of the best direct ocean front values on Maui and strive to be able to share the spirit of Ohana with our guests. Although all our units are individually owned, we take pride in both the boutique style... More 

Columbia, MD
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stayed at the Maui Kai in June 2013 (I forgot to post my information before). We rented one of the condos from the management and you really cannot beat this location. The condo was stocked with everything to use in a kitchen along with beach chairs, etc. The view - there are no words. You would pay 3x more... More 

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Columbus
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We just returned from the Maui Kai. :( We stayed there from Jan. 30 through Feb. 7. This was a short stay for us and our first time at the Maui Kai. It sits literally inches from the ocean where at high tide the waves splash over onto the back walking/sitting area. We stayed in room 505; a very nice... More 

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha! It was my pleasure helping your aunt and uncle with their return stay at Maui Kai and you with your first visit! I'm glad you were able to enjoy the whales that come so close to shore in front of Maui Kai. It's fun to get up in the morning and look down from your lanai at the turtles... More 

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