Aloha! We are here now as I type this review from the lanai of unit 213. The pictures are exactly what you get when you come to this condo. We, like the owners will not ever stay anywhere in Maui that is not directly ocean front. We love the sound of the crashing waves to lull us to sleep at night and this unit does not disappoint. Just because the bedroom is in the back of the unit, do not assume you will not hear the surf, it can be heard loud and clear!
The complex is very well maintained with lush plants and flowers, we especially like the BBQ area that has many potted plants and an herb garden for use in cooking.
The parking lot and back of the complex is right on the street but thus far we have not been bothered by any street noise whatsoever. Others have noted loud roosters but we barely noticed them. Let me just say they were no louder (and actually quieter) here than any other condo we have stayed on Maui
The ceiling fans in the unit cool things nicely, as a matter of fact when it gets warm on the lanai in the late afternoon it is still nice and cool inside. We were here in March so time of year may change that.
This unit is comfy, clean, quaint and nicely decorated. It has not had a major upscale renovation but is still really nice, and I am pretty picky!
The Friday night pupu's and cocktails with other residents was fun. Everyone brings a dish and their own drink. It was certainly enough for us for dinner.
The owners and staff are very responsive and nice. When we arrived, on the board at the office was a sign welcoming my husband and I and wishing us happy anniversary. There was also a bottle of champagne waiting inside, personalized with a label with our names on it and a box of macadamia nut Caramacs! What nice personal touches that have made our stay so wonderful!
The condo is very close to shopping, Times Market and the Farmers Market health food store (which also has an outdoor farmers market MW&F mornings). It is also close to the Fish Market and Honokowai Okazuya Deli, which both get high marks for their wonderful fish.
Just up the road 5 or so minutes is Napili bay and to the south is Kaanapali (8-10 minutes) which has every kind of restaurant and shopping you could want.
Overall this is a wonderful place for 2, for us it would be a bit small for any more but then again we spend a lot of time in the condo......or actually on the lanai watching the water.
Speaking of the water, we have seen so much whale activity we are amazed. This morning a juvenile did 42 tail slaps in a row only stopping twice for air.....what a treat. We have also seen many, many breaches and I cant leave out the turtles that come right up to the sea wall just mere feet away and stay for hours.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kulakane resort is a low-rise oceanfront Maui condo rental property offering vacation condo rentals on the beautiful West Maui shore.These roomy one- and two-bedroom direct Maui oceanfront condominiums are beautifully appointed, with all of the luxuries of home. The spaciousness of the accommodations makes them ideal for families or couples on vacation.At the Kulakane Resort, every condo is just 50 feet from the ocean and has a direct, picturesque view of the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai and spectacular sunsets.When you stay at the Kulakane Resort, you can do it all or do nothing at all! Watch the whales, dolphins and sea turtles up close while relaxing at our oceanside pool, beach, or from your private lanai.Our oceanfront condo rentals are located on grounds featuring elegant gardens, gas grills, on-site laundry, free parking and free wireless Internet access throughout the complex. First class golf courses, fine dining, night life and shopping at Kaanapali Village and Lahaina are just a five-minute drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kulakane Hotel Lahaina
- Kulakane Maui/Lahaina