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Wai Ola Vacation Paradise

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1565 Kuuipo Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Wai Ola Vacation Paradise
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wai Ola is a small B&B in Lahiana, walking distance to several very nice, local restaurants and the beach. We stayed in the Honeymoon Cottage. It was big, clean, and had a very nice private balcony with a sea view. We grilled out on the poolside grills and ate on our own private balcony. The kitchen was simple but sufficient... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week here with our Children and Grandchildren ~ 14 of us. Jim was wonderful to work with from the beginning to the end. If ever a need Jim met it. It is a great central location to beaches and walking distance to Lahiana. Pool and hot tub were one of the favorite things to do. Accommodations were... More 

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Victoria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wai Ola is the place my wife and I have chosen to stay the last two times we've gone to Maui. The property is well maintained by a great owner, Jim Wicker, and, by being so close to downtown Lahaina, is in just about the perfect location. Our last trip there was in the first week of January and... More 

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Castro Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have stayed at the Wai Ola several times over the past few years and look forward to staying again in the future. My most recent stay was for a week in February 2015. My husband and I enjoyed the property and it felt like a "home away from home." The owner was welcoming and provided delicious fresh fruit, muffins,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I returned to Wai Ola for the 10th year anniversary of going there for the fist time. We have been going to Wai Ola every year since 2006. We have stayed at other vacation rentals in KIhei and staying at Wai Ola is easily the best choice. We enjoy the laid back atmosphere, the quietness of the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Wai Ola is in a great location - very near Lahaina and Front Street. As advertised, it is located in a residential area so it's quiet and there is not a lot of traffic. We rented the Makai Suite. It was large and clean but the suite needs to be updated - as do the grounds in general. I... More 

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jimmydawicks, Owner at Wai Ola Vacation Paradise, responded to this review

I'm sorry this guest felt their "breakfast" was insufficient, but want to use this response to let future guests know the restrictions that licensed and permitted B&B's in Maui must operate under, and what breakfast consists of here at Wai Ola. Below is the standard response I send to guests with their confirmation regarding breakfast. "Though we try to make... More 

Stony Plain, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We rented the whole house for a family vacation. Positive comments would be the size of the house is great and wonderful for large groups. The interior of the home is clean and tidy. It was nice to have a pool and hot tub for our use as well as laundry facilities. Negative comments would be that the home and... More 

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jimmydawicks, Owner at Wai Ola Vacation Paradise, responded to this review

These three negative reviews are all from the same group, so I will use the same response for all three. Wai Ola is permitted by Maui County and one of the conditions is that I am on property, and in these guests’ case, that was a very good thing. I made it perfectly clear during our email correspondence prior to... More 

Gilbert, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My sister and I were the first to arrive on our family vacation. We were met at the property by Jim and didn't realize that the vacation home we rented included Jim. The only thing that separated us from him was a locked door(locked on our side but could be accessed from his side). We arrived to squacking birds that... More 

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jimmydawicks, Owner at Wai Ola Vacation Paradise, responded to this review

These three negative reviews are all from the same group, so I will use the same response for all three. Wai Ola is permitted by Maui County and one of the conditions is that I am on property, and in these guests’ case, that was a very good thing. I made it perfectly clear during our email correspondence prior to... More 

alberta, canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We rented Jim Wickers "whole" house for 9 nights. The neighborhood is rundown and sketchy. The only access we had to the house was through the backyard gate - which was not secured day or night. The house was large enough for our family but Jim seemed to be a part of our holiday EVERY day. The first night we... More 

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jimmydawicks, Owner at Wai Ola Vacation Paradise, responded to this review

These three negative reviews are all from the same group, so I will use the same response for all three. Wai Ola is permitted by Maui County and one of the conditions is that I am on property, and in these guests’ case, that was a very good thing. I made it perfectly clear during our email correspondence prior to... More 

Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My family decided to do a once in a lifetime trip and go to Hawaii for Christmas. There were 8 adults and 3 children, so we wanted to find something that could accommodate all of us and this fit the bill perfectly. Since it was a large group we rented the entire place for 10 days. The rooms were private... More 

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