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106 Kaanapali Shores Pl, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9448
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#2 of 46 Specialty lodging in Lahaina
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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 free 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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Self-serve laundry
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Jessica G wrote a review Mar 2020
Omaha, Nebraska10 contributions
My husband and I spent a few days in early February on Maui at Maui Kai 806. We were looking for a condo directly on the water to watch whales and hear the waves at night. We hit the jackpot. The view from the lanai was outstanding and watching the whales was better than anticipated. The stay was simple and relaxing. Parking was easy, access to the room was easy and the supplies in the condo for a worry free trip made our day trips and whale watching easy! Even though the beach was not accessible we found plenty of opportunities to snorkel and enjoy the water. The oceanfront walkway made it easy to access restaurants and bars. Thank you Art and Sophie for sharing your Maui home. From the time we booked Maui Kai 806 directly through you till the time we checked out you were fabulous to work with! We will be back!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: All rooms are ocean front
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Response from Art Nickel, Owner at Maui Kai
Responded Apr 1, 2020
Aloha Jessica, I'm glad you enjoyed our updated oceanfront MK806 condo for some amazing whale watching. As you said, we try to provide lots of extra kitchen and beach supplies and are close to many restaurants and bars. Our 806tipscom web page is always popular to help with planning. We also have great on site support including daily maid service so you always have all the comforts of home. For availability, best rates, discounts and no fees, avoid the ads and all those on-line booking sites and look us up directly. Call or e-mail Art and Sophie Nickel personally and we'll get you set up and organized for a perfect stay in Maui. Mahalo, Art and Sophie Nickel, mauikai806
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mikeandkath wrote a review Dec 2019
San Diego, California25 contributions6 helpful votes
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We have been coming to Maui Kai since 1972 and been staying in the same room most visits. We love the view and the ocean is so close nowadays. I tell my husband that I want to come here just to relax. No running about doing a bunch of tourist things. The office has always been very courteous.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Toni A, Guest Relations Manager at Maui Kai
Responded Dec 5, 2019
Aloha; Thank you so much for your review. We are so close to the water with a fantastic view. We are so happy you found us and keep coming back to relax and enjoy. We look forward to your next stay. Just give us a call or check the web site. Mahalo,
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DonSmail wrote a review Feb 2020
Stoney Creek, Canada39 contributions21 helpful votes
Fabulous property if you know what you're looking for. Beautiful 70+ unit building - 10 floors - some of which are part of a rental pool and others that are not. We stayed in Unit 808 from Feb 15 - Feb 20, 2020 and it was just as the pictures on the website advertised. Check in was a well handled, unit was well stocked with what you would want / need while away on vacation. Again, know what you want if you're staying here - there is no direct beach access in front of the property - the building sits right on the water edge and you can overlook the water from the breakwall. There seems to be beach access via a set of stairs to the north but if you walk down you probably to so at some risk - we did not bother trying, but it did not look all that safe. There are other public beach accesses in the area, but that was'nt our concern so I can't say too much on that. We stayed here as a nice, quiet, comfy base point while we went out and "did stuff" all over the island. The neighborhood is nice - there is a grocery store just down the street some if you want snacks or to cook for yourself. There was a neat lot with 6 - 7 food trucks serving dinner which we stopped at twice. The building / property offers other amentities, which would be great if you wanted a slightly different kind of vacation than what we were there for. I personally loved the seperate bedroom layout - not your typical hotel / bachelor suite - which allowed my wife and I to seperately read / watch TV without disturbing each other. Great value - would return if we go back to Hawaii.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: 01 and 08 units are corner units with views north and south along the beach
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Response from Toni Alana, Other at Maui Kai
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Aloha Don; We could not be more pleased that you loved your stay in unit 808. The Maui Kai units have amazing views of the beautiful outer islands of Molokai and Lanai. From the unit you can see whales in season. We love the full kitchen and homey friendly vibe of the property it is the perfect base for your vacation. The food trucks and small restaurants have been a great addition to the area, so glad you enjoyed them. We look forward to hosting your next stay here at the Maui Kai give us a call. Mahalo,
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Sam S wrote a review Jan 2020
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We booked our stay at Maui Kai through Donna Bender, owner of Unit 807. We were looking for a place to stay and looked at reviews on TripAdvisor, which is usually the best because you can see traveller photos of where you are actually going to stay. We quickly found out from a friend (and later from reading others reviews) that this is not the case in Maui. You often don't get what you see in the photos, especially when booking condos like this one. People were recommending to book our stay through Donna Bender so we looked her up and gave her a call. She was very friendly and gave us multiple options. We ended up choosing Unit 807 in the Maui Kai complex. There was a little premium to pay for getting to see exactly what unit you will be getting, compared to booking on TripAdvisor or on Expedia - but it was totally worth it so that you can know what to expect. The place was very clean and well kept, not modern but in good condition so you will feel comfortable in there even if you are used to staying in 4-5 star hotels. The view is the nicest you could possibly get. You hear the waves breaking up against the rocks right outside of your balcony. It was so perfect. We will definitely be staying there again when we return to Maui!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Aloha Sam! I was happy to arrange your stay at Maui Kai. I'm glad you took advantage of paying the small premium for choosing a unit from pictures so you could see exactly what you were going to get. Let me know when you're ready to return and I'll be happy to help you again. Mahalo nui loa, Donna Bender
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J Y wrote a review Jan 2020
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The Maui Kai has been our "escape to paradise" for the last few years and we always book through Maui Kai 806 owners Art and Sophie Nickel. They are very responsive and helpful. Depending on the condo unit you get, it may be a little dated but more importantly the unit is quiet, clean and well-equipped! Plus, the front staff is very friendly and you get daily maid service! And, the location can't be beat - right on the water so we can watch the whales breaching as we have breakfast. It's also within walking distance to the Times SuperMarket and the beach boardwalk for a nice evening stroll. We can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Response from mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai
Responded Jan 24, 2020
Aloha Joan, Thanks for reaching out to Sophie and I personally to reserve each year. I'm glad you enjoy the true oceanfront experience our Maui Kai building offers including perfect sunsets, turtles and winter whale watching. As you say, you can't beat the location which is not only direct oceanfront but walking distance to many restaurants, shops and the Times Supermarket grocery. Our 806tipscom web site is always popular to help with planning. Remember to contact Sophie or I directly for your next stay and we'll ensure you get a great return guest rate again! Mahalo, Art and Sophie Nickel MK806
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maui Kai
Which popular attractions are close to Maui Kai?
Nearby attractions include Huaka'i Luau Maui- Journey Through Polynesia (0.08 miles) and Honokowai Marketplace (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Maui Kai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Maui Kai?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Maui Kai?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Maui Kai?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maui Kai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Duke's Beach House, Times Supermarket, and Slappy Cakes Maui.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maui Kai?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Maui Kai?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Maui Kai?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Lahaina Courthouse (4.8 miles), Lahaina Jodo Mission (4.5 miles), and Wo Hing Temple Museum (5.0 miles).
Does Maui Kai have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Maui Kai accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.