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Wailea Elua Village
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   3600 Wailea Alanui, Check in at 34 Wailea Gateway Place, Suite A102, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753   |  
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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“Too Much Noise”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Booked unit 207, a 1 bedroom 2 bath unit on the bottom floor. The unit was located in the upper area of the complex. This would be the furthest from the beach. Overall the unit was clean and well furnished. It also had the appropriate amenities and even had a decent ocean view.

Unfortunately the noise level was unbearable. The road noise was very very loud all day and most of the night. There was added other noise contributors but the most disruptive and disgusting, during the night, was hearing the occupants in the above unit using the bathroom. Yes, it was clearly audible as to the particular nature of the use.

Ear plugs as we'll as white noise did not alleviate the problem. To the credit of Destination Resorts they moved us to another unit, 1102. A very nice and much more quiet unit.

Overall, the Elua is a very nicely located complex. However, the walls are somewhat thin and the design contributes to the noise. Any of the units near the upper end would not be worth the noise. I would stay in 1102 again as it was very well located, ocean view, and hearing the waves was great. There will be noise issues to one degree or another. Destination Resorts was excellent to deal with and very customer friendly.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DestinationMaui, Guest Experience Manager at Wailea Elua Village, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Aloha.....Thank you for posting your review of Wailea Elua Village. I am sorry the first unit did not meet your expectations, but am glad that we were able to find another accomodation that allowed you to enjoy your time in Maui. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Mahalo,
Matt Smith
Guest Experience Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed in Unit 2301 - rented through Wailea Vacation Rentals. They made check-in super easy - we just had to drive to the unit & check in with the security guards and our drivers license. The guard gave us a map, directions, and village rules.
The unit had 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. It was a little dated but comfortable & the kitchen had every utensil you could possibly want. Just a few extras would have been nice (plastic wrap/alum. foil/etc). The view from the lanai was amazing.

The rules are a little crazy - quiet time at the pool daily 4-6pm. No pool toys, no loud games, etc (no fun?) allowed at the pools. Quiet time at the condo 10pm - 8am. This one is understandable but I could hear someone talking on their cell phone outside most mornings. Our "neighbor" got quite angry if anyone spoke when outside in the mornings.

The condos have 3 grills down at the pavilion by the big pool. And a kitchen area. It's great to take your food down there & cook dinner to eat watching the sunset.

The best part of this condo is the location! It sits just off Ulua Beach & is in between some nice hotels. There is a private area just off the beach with loungers - you need a code to get into that area. There are signs up to not leave your stuff there for more than 20 minutes or they could be moved -- kind of short when you are snorkeling or swimming in the ocean nearby.

Each unit is individually owned so each unit could look different inside. But location in Wailea is great!

Room Tip: Check out the different units available as each one would look different inside.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Avila Beach, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to Elua Village....we love Elua! This time we tried unit 2306 which was situated on the south side of the development, away from the construction of the new Andaz resort. The rental was handled through Ali Resorts and they did a terrific job, meeting us upon check in and always available to answer our questions. We also appreciated the daily maid service, which provided fresh towels.
This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has a panoramic ocean view from the living room and large wrap around deck. The condo had recently been remodeled, with beautiful tile floors, granite countertops, new cabinetry, beautiful bathrooms, flat screen TVs...everything one could want. It was a short walk to the beach and the wonderful walking trail that meanders through Wailea, from which we spotted large turtles every morning, just off the rocks in front of the Marriott resort next door. While we did venture out around the island, it was hard to leave this place and felt so relaxed when we returned to enjoy Mai Tais on the deck every evening and watch the sunsets.
A highlight of our day was to lounge on the lawn around Elua's intimate pool area and snorkel on the beach right below the pool.
We went mid October and the weather was close to perfect...blue skies and puffy white clouds, amazing sunsets. Does it sound like a dream? Well, it was! The only slight hitch was that the wireless Internet was rather slow and kept going offline. Frustrating if you are iPad people like we are. It may have been the server...who knows...
Otherwise, no complaints...the quintessential Maui vacation!

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We just returned from 6 nights at the Elua Village. This is our second visit to this spot and we love it. We rented unit 1703 which had been recently renovated. The kitchen and bathrooms are all redone. The location is fantastic, beachfront but set far enough back from the walking path you have privacy. There were five of us, three adults and two children and the unit size was perfect. We spent much of the holiday out on the large lanai which had several seating areas. We didn't feel as though we were on top of each other. Also have a ground unit we were able to easily walk down to the beach. There is construction going on at the resort next door but we didn't hear any noise at all. If you are looking for what we think is the best spot in Wailea this is it!

Room Tip: Units closer to the main road at the top of the resort are up quite a steep hill which doesn't m...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DestinationMaui, Guest Experience Manager at Wailea Elua Village, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Aloha.....I am glad to hear that you had another memorable stay at Wailea Elua Village. You are so right in calling it the "Best Spot in Wailea". You have beautiful beaches, shopping opportunities, and many exceptional dining options to choose from, all within walking distance of your condo.

Mahalo
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Silicon Valley
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This is a perfect place to take in all that is great about Wailea. Gorgeous condos are tastefully arranged on a gentle hillside right in front of one of the best beachs in Maui (voted THE best recently by Conde Nast). It's a private beach so it is never crowded and you can walk right out to two killer reefs for snorkeling. The place also has two pools, the main one has an open air gym, party area with full bar and multiple BBQs. Super friendly staff and good security. We rented an ocean view unit (1402) with great furniture, a modern chef's kitchen (a must for me) and in-unit washer/dryer. Most of the time the complex was quiet but especially at nigh. Nothing but the relaxing sounds of the ocean. The beachfront boardwalk runs right in front of this complex meaning you are steps away from two luaus, six beaches and four great snorkel points.
After you have done the high rise resort thang a few times in Maui, settle down to this more relaxed was to vacation.
Hit the farmer's market in Kihei, to get fresh fruit and veggies and make your own memorable meals.
We'll definitely be back next year.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Courtenay, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We were lucky enough to take the place of friends who usually stay at this condo. What a great place. People we met were friendly from the regulars to the grounds keepers. The three pools were clean and quiet. The beach the village enters to is one of the best and the snorkeling here is great and boggie boarding to decent size waves especially in the afternoon. Views of the whales and sunsets fantastic. The condo we stayed in was up near the road so the traffic noise could be heard. In the am the sounds of the birds and the irrigation woke us up, but we thought this was OK. We wanted a place where we could cook our own meals, the kitchen was fully stocked and a BBQ on the patio. Groceries easily procured from the grocery stores in Kehei. The We walked all around Wailea from here, exploring the nearby mall and the ocean walkways by all the big hotels. We were able to rent SUP from the nearby hotel at reasonable prices. I would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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DestinationMaui, Guest Experience Manager at Wailea Elua Village, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Aloha.... Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Wailea Elua Village. Located on Ulua Beach in the heart of Wailea makes it an ideal spot to enjoy a Maui vacation. You might also be interested to know that the first humpback whale was sighted off the Big Island last week. This is earlier than normal so we are looking forward to a very active humpback whale season.

Mahalo,
Matt Smith
Guest Experience Manager
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vancouver canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed at the Elua Village in Wailea March of 2012. We're just booking, for March 2013, so I reminded me that I hadn't written a review for this property! It was our 9th trip to Maui, but our 1st stay at the Elua.
The Good:
Excellent, I repeat EXCELLENT location! Walk through the property, to the beach, about 5 mins from any point.
Beautiful grounds! Each cluster of condos are really quite far apart, giving a very spacious feeling. Also, the mature plumeria trees, bird's of paradise, etc are breath-taking! The grounds are meticulously maintained. Just beautiful!
Ulua Beach- IS THE BEST! one of the most calm sections of water, with great snorkeling, but the waves can pick up nicely in the afternoons, so great boogie boarding, or just playilng in the waves! I'm not super brave in the water, and this is my favourite beach for playing! There are other beaches, that should really be seen on the island, but this one is super family friendly and has everything to offer! Also… a public bathroom (not a port a potty!), is just genius!
The long beach front path that takes you everywhere in Wailea, starts right out in front of this complex! So if you want to walk/jog for exercise, or zip down to starbucks without the car, or just take a stroll right at the ocean's edge, this is simply great!
You can also walk over to the Shops at Wailea (mall) in about 10 mins. This is super handy, not to have to get in the car, everytime you want to go somewhere.
THE SUNSETS. Oh my gosh. From our lanai, we had an unobstructed view of the sunset! We were in UNIT 2009, which I highly recommend! The renovation is lovely, the decor is very nice, and the patio furniture is way above average!
THE NOT SO GOOD
Unit 2009 is near the back of the complex, so a bit of a walk to the beach, compared to the units down front. (but with the layout of the buildings, still a beautiful view!)
A little noisy. This being said, MOST of the condo buildings that we've stayed at in Maui, are a little noisy! There's many louvered windows, that let noise in. The birds start singing VERY early! Also, the building is not new, and sound-proofing was not that great back when these were built. We had people above us, that let their little one's thunder around starting about 5:30 am every morning. We should have talked to them about it, or called the management company, but well… we were in Maui, so it's hard to be too grouchy!
AND, to repeat myself, we haven't found one single condo unit that doesn't have noise issues. Maybe some of the very new ones are much better? But I would hope so, based on the prices of the new complexes!
And well, really… that's about it for negatives comments!
I wish we could have rented this unit again for 2013, but we need a 3 bedroom this time.
The Elua Village has just an amazing location! Close to everything!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DestinationMaui, Guest Experience Manager at Wailea Elua Village, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Aloha...Thank you so much for your review of Walea Elua Village. It is the perfect location for a family vacation and you are so right about Ulua Beach. Plus, if you add Mokapu Beach and Keawakapu Beach, both within walking distance to the right, you have close to a mile of white sand to enjoy. I would also like to thank you for your insight and honest opinion in regards to the noise often associated with vacationing in a condominium.

Mahalo nui loa..
Matt Smith
Guest Experience Manager
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Address: 3600 Wailea Alanui, Check in at 34 Wailea Gateway Place, Suite A102, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Wailea
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Specialty lodging in Wailea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wailea Elua Village 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on beautiful Ulua Beach, this private Wailea condo resort spans 24 acres of manicured lawns and gardens. Catering to an adult crowd where peace and relaxation are primary, there is easy access to the Shops at Wailea as well as the Wailea Beach Walk - a 1/2 mile path that wanders Maui's coastline through stunning sandy beaches, Hawaiian cultural sites and gardens, and the luxury seaside homes and resorts of Wailea. Outstanding amenities include two swimming pools, a whirlpool spa, paddle tennis court, putting green and BBQ facilities. Beautifully appointed 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom condos feature a separate living/dining area, fully equipped kitchen, private lanai or patio with barbecue grill and en-suite washer and dryer. Amenities include in resort credits for dining and spa services at nearby resorts, parking, hi speed Wi-Fi internet access, phone calls, housekeeping and a Maika'i grocery discount card. ... more   less 
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