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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
ladislipper04 Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in 301, corner unit (windows on 3 sides with outstanding views) perfect level to connect with ocean but not having to look at beach traffic. Has open lanai (very few are) and beautifully decorated with high end fixtures & appliances, great quality comfortable furniture and special amenities (beach gear) as well as fully equipped kitchen. Excellent whale watching, snorkeling... More

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

Thank you for your review. “Simply Amazing” is an accurate description of the Maui Kai. Every one of our units has the most amazing view and if you call our informative front desk staff, they will be happy to answer any questions and help you reserve your own amazing experience. Although our property is intimate, many families stay with us... More

Cloverdale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent five wonderful days in Maui by renting Maui Kai 806 from Art and Sophie Nickel. From the first email, we knew we would enjoy this property. It was exactly as described. A well appointed kitchen, beautiful bathroom, two "Lazy Boy" chairs that swiveled in the living room so that you could enjoy the ocean views. My husband feel... More

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Jane, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the amazing ocean views. There's nothing like falling asleep to the sound of waves rolling up onto the beach. Sophie and I believe in sharing our Aloha spirit and our very proud of everything the Maui Kai has to offer. Let us know when you are ready for a return visit... More

Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a jr suite at Maui Kai from Donna Bender. Donna was extremely easy to work with. She was very prompt with returning calls/email. Our condo was fabulous with a view second to none! Our bed was a murphy bed which was very comfortable and was able to be tucked away during the day to give us more room.... More

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a fabulous time at Maui Kai watching whales and listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean. It was my pleasure arranging your stay and providing you with my 80-page guide to all things wonderful on Maui. Maui Kai awaits your return! Mahalo nui loa, Donna Bender More

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We honeymooned in Hawaii and Donna was the perfect resource person to guide us to the right accomodations! We wanted a condo on the beach with the comfort of our own kitchen for occasional homemade sunset dinners on our lanai. Great location for the price considering nearby beachfront hotels werw double and even trie the price! Great bang for lur... More

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

It was my pleasure helping you arrange your honeymoon at Maui Kai! I'm glad you enjoyed sunset dinners on your lanai - it's a better view than you would get at any restaurant! You're right, Maui Kai is the best value for your money because you're guaranteed to have an oceanfront view with free daily maid service and free Internet.... More

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick response to inquiry. Art even spoke to us about the location and things to do in the area. The condo was BEAUTIFUL! We have referred to others, and will book through Maui Kai 806 owners Art & Sophie Nickel when we return to Maui.

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for all the compliments. Sophie or I always respond quickly and try ensure our guests not only have a great visit but also have the information they need to help plan their trip to Maui. Thanks again for compliments and recommending us! Mahalo, Art and Sophie Nickel More

oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Curious property. The staff is great, friendly and helpful. The view from our window (which feels like it's out *over* the ocean) is awesome. The pool and hot tub are fine. The price is excellent. BUT everything is incredibly dated. The mattress has clearly seen better days, and the pillows were terrible. There was an infestation of ants that we... More

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

Aloha and Mahalo for your comments. We are pleased that you found our location to have an awesome view and that our staff was accommodating. It does appear that you were unhappy with the condition of your unit. The units in the Maui Kai Rental Program do follow high standards to keep our guests comfortable. We have a housekeeping and... More

Austin, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay at Maui Kai! We went for our anniversary, and wanted a place that was close enough to the action to be convenient but still felt private. Maui Kai gave was way more than we expected! You will not find a better view for the price and we loved that we could sit on our balcony and... More

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Michelle and Tyler, I'm glad you enjoyed your anniversary stay and the amazing ocean views... the whales do put on a great show. Let Sophie or I know when you are ready for a return visit and we'll get you organized for another great next stay! Mahalo, Art and Sophie Nickel More

Spokane, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable and clean. Wi-find, free box office dvds in office. Friendly staff on duty. Directly above beach, we could sit on balcony and watch whales spout and ships go by. Walk out the back door to ocean 30 feet away. Bargain!

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Sharon and Julia, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the Maui Kai and all the great extras the Maui Kai Rental Program has to offer. Being ocean front with perfect ocean views can result in some great sightings ranging from turtles to whales. Hope we see you back soon! Mahalo, Art and Sophie Nickel More

Johnson City, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Maui Kai booking through Donna Bender. We had only been to Hawaii previously on our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted to go again on our 40th. This time we wanted to go during whale season. We could not have stayed in a better place for the view that we had for seeing the whales! We constantly would... More

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your 40th wedding anniversary celebration at Maui Kai! Yes, the whale-watching is spectacular from Maui Kai as you can see in the fabulous photos you posted. It's difficult to leave Maui Kai when the whales are constantly putting on a wonderful show! I'm happy I was able to help arrange your stay and provide you... More

Redwood Valley, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can believe all of the positive reviews you read about the Maui Kai! We booked our stay through Art and Sophie Nickel and couldn't have been happier with our choice. We are a couple in our sixties so we appreciated the peaceful and hassle-free atmosphere that this location has to offer. The views are spectacular, the beach is clean... More

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Ken and Jan, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that Sophie and I were able to make the reservation process easy for you. The Maui Kai is a bit of a secret but those who discover it know it is a true ocean front experience. Let either Sophie or myself know when you are ready for a return... More

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What travelers say

  • Grocery store(27)
  • Kaanapali beach(9)
  • Ocean front(8)
  • Hot tub(8)
  • Very clean(7)
  • Great location(6)
  • Black rock(6)
  • Full kitchen(5)
  • Farmer market(4)
  • Flat screen TV(3)

Additional Information about Maui Kai

Address: 106 Kaanapali Shores Place, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 43 Specialty lodging in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Maui Kai 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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