I wish location was enough. We are renting condo 213. Everything is very old and run down. The appliances are old and damaged. Television doesn’t work tried to call manager but no response. Small matter but the condo accommodation is for four and there are only two coffee cups. We rented unit 314 also for our kids which is very nice. Cannot recommend 213 . Have stayed at the Kulakane many years but this will be the last time.
I did a lot of research before booking at Kulakane. I wanted a small, quiet vacation renal complex, right on the beach with a full kitchen because I wanted to be able to cook meals. This fit the bill in every way without breaking the bank. I wasn't looking for luxury accommodations or resort amenities. I stayed in unit 207 and couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. I had a full ocean view and my rental was literally steps from the beach so I was lulled to sleep every night by the sound of the waves. In the morning, after waking up to the sound of a rooster announcing the beginning of a new day, I ate breakfast on the lanai as I watched rainbows appear over the ocean. For me, it was the epitome of paradise. The location is convenient for exploring the island, but getting a rental car is a good idea. There was no AC but that didn't bother me. Fans kept it very comfortable. I don't usually stay at the same location twice, but I would definitely stay here again.…
The unit is not managed by the resort, but by Maui Paradise Properties . It has a beautiful- spectacular- view , but the afternoon sun and it’s glare can make the lanai uncomfortable. There were no cutting boards in the kitchen, but three were delivered the next day, after a phone call. No response from the managers for a broken screen door , a broken toaster, or for a change of towels during a 12 day trip. No washer/dryer in unit . Coin-op at office. No dining table in unit, although one was shown in the promotional photos, which made the unit look nicer than it is. No lighting on the lanai . TINY pool . Very good supply of coffee filters . As always, our family had a wonderful time in Hawaii.
Positives: the view, the view, and the view. The sound of the ocean and location. Negatives: there are too many negatives in this unit to even leave a list. I don’t consider myself an expert, but we have rented many places inside the US as well as abroad. This is not someone’s beloved home that they are sharing with you. This is someone’s Cash cow—do as little as possible, just enough to rent it out. The kitchen is so poorly equipped, It is even difficult to put together a simple meal. It is a mishmash of pots and pans and utensils many of which are not even useful. Any improvements since it was built have been kept to a bare minimum. You pay a cleaning fee but it is not clean. There are nice units for rent in this complex, but this is not one of them. Keep looking.
We have stayed in Kulakane for many years and decided to return to Kulakane this year for 2 Weeks. It appears that this unit was sold and all the decorations were taken off the walls just leaving the hangers. This unit needs to be painted and needs some real TLC. While both bathrooms have been upgraded the mirrors in both bathrooms need to be removed and new ones put up. The kitchen is very small and really no room for food except a tiny pantry that has a bunch of junk in it. We have stayed in many other units at Kulakane and this one is a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!