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Maui Schooner Resort
Ranked #9 of 61 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were able to stay at the Maui Schooner in September. We had the unit with the 2 bedroom and loft. It was a great unit. It had a nice view of the pool and a partial ocean view. The room seemed like it was recently remodeled. Having the full kitchen allowed us to cook our meals to save some money from eating out all the time. Having a washer and dryer is great to so we can pack light. The room was very clean when we got there and we were able to get checked in a little earlier, The staff was very polite and it was great that we didn't get bothered or pushed into a timeshare presentation like other resorts do.

You do have to clean up some at this place after your stay where you set your dirty dishes in the dishwasher and make sure that you throw your trash in the trash cans from the bathrooms, rooms and kitchen before you leave as noted.

Parking can get kind of crowded towards the end of the day. Its a bit limited lot but you can always get parking in the front.

Being in Kihei was great since it was close to alot of stores and restaurants and very walkable to the beach. The beach where this resort is at gets pretty windy at the afternoon and you can get blasted by the sand when the wind kicks in. since also mostly sandy, its not much for snorkeling until you head to the other beaches south of here where there are more reefs.

We had a very pleasant stay here and plan to do another timeshare exchange at this place again.

Room Tip: stock up on food at costco. food is cheaper there and so is the price of gas.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Smallwave
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Maui Schooner Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thank you for your review! It is always great to hear when our exchange guests enjoy their stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Maui Schooner Resort.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We would rate this resort as a 4 or maybe even a 5 if the manager wasn't such a bummer. She really filled our minds with negative thoughts throughout our stay regarding our check out day. Reminders were made to us to leave at 10:00 sharp or be charged a hefty fine. Also all the guests are responsible to leave the units clean. The manager gave us a full training on what she expects to meet her standard of approval for (clean) when the guests leave. (We felt like we were trying to leave a rented apartment and were trying to get the cleaning deposit back.)

It is a nice vacation resort, but who needs the pressure? That manager should not be in the hospitality business. We don't plan to return.

Room Tip: The 2 bedroom is nice. But remember, don't leave any brochures behind. And take the trash out...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Jude W
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Maui Schooner Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2013

Dear Jude,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Maui Schooner Resort. We appreciate your open and honest feedback regarding your stay with us. The concerns about the manager have been addressed with the Director of Resort Operations. Please feel free to contact us via email at kfr@tradingplaces.com as your satisfaction and time are of most importance to us. We hope you will stay with us again in the future.

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Traded into this resort through Interval International. Condo was spacious, had almost everything we needed. This resort collects all the taxes and surcharges upon arrival which has never happened to us on any exchange we have ever had and we exchange quite a bit, so be prepared. Since it was an exchange not quite sure how they came up with the amount. Then imagine my surprise to find out they charge for extra paper towels, tissues, etc. never had that happen before either. Overall the room, grounds, pool, etc are well kept. Beach is one of the prettiest on Maui. Had a patio overlooking the beach and very well tended garden area. Pool is clean and well maintained. Vanity area is large and plenty of storage. Tubs/showers could use an upgrade. Just your standard tub/shower combo. Beds comfortable. Our unit had one AC in the master bedroom and one in the living room. Our guests had fans to pull the air down the hall, but that meant leaving their door open almost all the time to keep their bedroom cool. Kitchen was well stocked. Granite countertops. Very clean unit. Would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: There are 2 buildings only one with an ocean view, but mostly reserved for owners first.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank rabbitt1000
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Maui Schooner Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

We're glad you had a great time visiting Maui and the Schooner. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Easy access to everything. Hated the 10 am check out with our flight at 5. We had to sit at airport a long time. Wish had better pillows. Be sure to bring your own food seasoning only have salt and pepper. Meet some wonderful people. Overall awesome stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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3  Thank Dana Y
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Maui Schooner Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Thank you for writing a review about the Schooner. We hope you will stay with us again in the future and we are happy you enjoyed your vacation.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

I was a timeshare exchange guest, during the week of August 11th to the 18th. Check in was pleasant and fast. The room, ground level garden view, was lovely, clean, even elegant as the new furnishings were well spaced in the unit. The setting was wonderful, just off the ocean (bay, actually) with Lanai, part of Molokai, and the West Maui Mountains in clear view. Well kept and beautiful grounds, pleasant and clean pool area, with comfortable patio furniture. Good parking always available, and the Schooner is close to restaurants, grocery shopping, and provides a quick getaway for driving adventures all over the island. I would highly recommend this place, since it provides a comfortable and appealing base for a Maui vacation, and puts one in position to actively explore the island, or just relax and chill on the grounds. When needed, the staff is very professional and helpful, with abundant aloha for good measure.

Room Tip: I was a guest, and trusted the management to do their job. I was pleased with my room (B Building...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Dave S
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Maui Schooner Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We appreciate your positive comments and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is my home away from home. I love this place. Perfect location! Perfect size! Can't wait to go back! It must be a popular place because it's usually booked. The beach is on a lagoon and isn't the best for swimming but the sunsets are amazing and the surfers are awesome to watch during the day. There are tennis courts on site. Walking the beach is great the best and great exercise
. The pool is perfect..the hot tub is perfect. The Schooner is a perfect relaxation station.

Room Tip: Book early
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank granmamicham
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Maui Schooner Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Mahalo for your review! We enjoy welcoming you back to your "home-away-from-home" and look forward to seeing you again soon at the Schooner!

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Extremely fast and courteous check-in and checkout. Nice clean rooms and a great location. No complaints at all and would defiantly stay here again. I would highly recommend this place to anyone heading to Maui.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank Daniel H
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Maui Schooner Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Mahalo for your review of the Schooner. We're glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Additional Information about Maui Schooner Resort

Address: 980 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-9151
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 61 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Price Range: $269 - $394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Maui Schooner Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maui Schooner Resort is a beach-front property with sprawling ocean views and charming Aloha hospitality. The resort boasts a tropical, Hawaiian resort atmosphere. Relax in your one, two or three bedroom suite, spacious enough for a couple on a romantic getaway or for the family. Unlike the typical hotel room, The Schooner's condominiums are equipped with a full kitchen, separate living room and all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay in Maui. Enjoy beach side tennis courts and a an expansive scenic stretch of Maui sand and surf. ... more   less 
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