I have read a lot of the reviews that have been posted and must say that I agree with a lot of them.
You'll notice that most of the "negative" reviews are from people who rented through large management companies like through "Marc Resorts" or "Expedia" and "travelocity". Most of the "positive" reviews are from people who renter from the owners direct and this is an ABSOLUTE MUST if you are planning on booking a stay at the Maui Vista, otherwise you will get a run of the mill room that could possible be looking out towards a parking lot and not well looked after and you don't want that! Also, when booking through owners it's MUCH MUCH cheaper, sometimes almost half! You can also pick the room you want, floor, building and view and most of them post pictures of their unit so you know exactly what you're getting. Most of them also live in these units four or five months out of the year so they keep their units in much better condition then others would from rental companies such as Expedia.
A good website to try is ----(vacation rentals by owner) I have booked through them three times and have just booked for a fourth time yesterday! I know exactly where I'm staying, what the room looks like and everything, it's great. Also, the price was only $79us a night for an ocean view, third floor, compared to expedia and marc resorts that wanted $136us a night. YIKES!
Try not to book a ground floor room because these ones seem to be a bit noisier and darker. Also, some of them say "partial ocean view" and this usually means you can sort of see the ocean after you look past the parking lot and appartments next door. You don't want that.
If you're looking for five start, or to be pampered, this is not the place for you.
I like the "cozyness" of it and the fact that it has three pools (somewhat small though) and it just nevers seem too busy.
You do have to cross the street to get to the beach from this condo which isn't too bad but I guess that's why you're not paying the price of "oceanfront" right!?
The Maui Vista is also right in the middle of grocery stores, flee markets, great restaurants and a drug store, the location is really great if you don't have a car because their all within walking distance.
Also, if you don't like walking alot, try to book a unit in the first two buildings because the third building at the very back is a ways back and sometimes can be frustrating carrying all your beach chairs and drinks down to the beach, trust me, I know!
All in All I love this resort and will keep coming back, it's friendly and the grounds are kept very nice. The first time I stayed at the maui vista we booked through Marc resorts and the room we got was disgusting so I can understand what other people are saying, but after changing who I book through I have gotten nothing but beautiful rooms which makes all the difference!
Good luck in your searches.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maui Vista is for all visitors. Located right across the street from several crystal clear beaches with warm water and sand. We offer one and two bedroom condos with individual lanai's overlooking garden or partial ocean views. Each room including a full kitchen. We have amenities such as pools, tennis courts and BBQ areas. Come relax and enjoy Maui Vista Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maui Vista Hotel Kihei
- Maui Vista Resort Kihei