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Wai Ola Vacation Paradise
Ranked #9 of 11 Lahaina B&B and Inns
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Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
1 review
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“Paradise”
Reviewed May 27, 2011

My husband and I were with the Sherry WC group in February, we stayed the additional four days to make our trip two weeks, so the last few days we rented the apartment that is poolside. It is very large and had all the amenities required for the last part of our stay. We used the BBQ if we needed to cook anything, and being from Saskatchewan, BBQing in the middle of winter is a great treat! We were there over Valentine's Day and had a beautiful suprise treat tray left in the apartment by Kim when we returned from our travels that day.

There is not a lot to add to Sherry's comments and she hit everything spot on. You just cannot find nicer people that are willing to share their little piece of paradise than Kim and Jim!

Thank you so much for making our trip a trip of a lifetime Kim and Jim!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2011

My friend and I stayed at Wai Ola for 2 nights in May 2011, we were so happy to meet Jim and Kim, they will make you feel at home. The apartment is really clean, and the beds are really comfortable. They will land you beach towels, chairs and give you great recommendations on where to go snorkeling.
I will stay there again and I am sending other friends there way. Thank you so much.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Murielalaplage
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Lloydminster, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2011

The next time we go back to Wai Ola, it will seem like visiting dear friends. This impression is the direct result of how Jim and Kim make you feel when renting their home.

My favorite part of the day was coming back to this property, sitting with a refreshment by the amazing pool / patio area, sharing adventures that everyone had that day. Hands down, everybody's favorite part of the property were the outdoor spaces. In the morning, everyone would meet on the upstairs lanai to have coffee and watch the whales breach in the ocean. That's right, ocean views while having coffee. The rest of the time, everyone would hang by the pool where we would BBQ, lounge on the comfortable loungers, sit around one of two tables to visit, or unwind in the hot tub. There were nine in our group, and there was ample room for everybody.

The rooms were very clean and very comfortable. If I were to come back and not be able to rent the whole property, I would want to stay in either one of the poolside suites as they both have a kitchen (minus stove), dining area and living area as well as stepping out onto the pool. The other two suites have a bar fridge and coffee station for your convenience. All rooms are always stocked with the best ever Kona coffee of Maui!

It is advisable to get a car so that you are able to get about the island. It is about a 45 minute drive from the airport. There are lots of tours to take and the best way is to go by car to see everything. For what you would pay in cabs and tours, the car is probably not much more. There is ample parking at Wai Ola and it is FREE. My Aunt and Uncle were staying at a resort at Kaanappali and would pay $10 / day to park a rental.

Although there are many fine dining options in Maui, we usually made our own meals. With food and drink, we averaged about $15 / person / day for cost. if you ate out it went up considerably. Besides, with the amenities we had at home, why would we go out?

There are so many things to do in Maui. The snorkeling is fabulous! We also paddle boarded and whale watched. We liked going to the beach and there are a lot to pick from. There is also excellent shopping and golfing. We all liked to hang out at Front Street to shop, browse, eat, drink and visit.

We were at Wai Ola for ten days and it went by very fast. The first few days I was reluctant to leave the house as it was heaven just being there. Kim had flowers in every suite and fresh fruit for everyone to enjoy. She baked treats, too, that were delicious! With our own pool and no crowds to share it with, why leave? It was a very sad day when we had to pack up and go home.

Thank you Jim and Kim for welcoming us into your home and sharing it with us. It is very much appreciated from the Canucks of the Great White North!

Room Tip: Rent the whole property if you can.
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  • Stayed February 2011
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 7, 2011

We went for a family vacation and had a great time. The accomodations were perfect for us. There were 8 of us travelling, and Wai Ola afforded us the privacy of having separate rooms, while at the same time having a ton of common space for us to all eat, drink, relax and have fun while being together. Having a private pool and hot tub is a great perk too! It's centrally located and close to everything, which means you can get anywhere in Maui easily. Jim and Kim were great and we had a wonderful trip!

I would highly recommend this accomodation to anyone looking to go to Maui!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Walcott, Iowa
1 review
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

My 5th trip to Wai Ola did not disappoint. Kim and Jim were as accommodating as ever, and I was welcomed to my room with fragrant flowers, fresh fruit and a plate of Kim's yummy baked goodies -- something I look forward to on each trip and definitely something you won't receive at one of the high-priced hotels. The Kuuipo room was as comfortable as I had remembered with a beautiful ocean view from the lanai. I honestly cannot imagine a better place to stay when visiting Maui. In terms of price, it can't be beat. The location is perfect for visits to town or days at the beach. Wai Ola will always be my first choice of lodging, and I recommend it for anyone wanting a laid-back and relaxing vacation to paradise.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
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Reviewed November 17, 2010

Our anniversary stay at Wai Ola met all our expectations and more! Kim and Jim treated us like family from the start. With respect for our privacy, they both made it known that they were there to help make our stay as fun and comfortable as possible. Their recommendations on beaches, activities, restaurants and night life was valuable. Not once were we disappointed! They also had beach chairs, towels, coolers and boogie boards for their guests to use, which was a nice touch. We stayed in the Ku'uipo room which we recommend highly. It was charming and clean, very well maintained with a gorgeous view from the lanai. Kim made sure we had fresh flowers for our week long stay and daily home made baked goods. That won my husband over instantly! The only complaint is that the week went by too quickly, could have easily stayed there much longer! Mahalo Kim and Jim!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Pukalani, Hawaii
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Reviewed November 15, 2010

Living in "paradise" still comes with a price, it's called WORK !! We needed a break, a mini-vacation close to home. Wai Ola offered us just what we wanted , a quite place to relax yet able to explore areas we've not seen in awhile. Dining options are endless but when you have a BBQ area (poolside) and Kim's goodies we didn't worry about starving or over spending on eating out. Jim met us upon our arrival to show us around, how everthing worked and offered to be of help should the need arise. Our "hats off" to our hosts and believe us we will return.
MAHALO JIM & KIM

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Wai Ola Vacation Paradise

Property: Wai Ola Vacation Paradise
Address: 1565 Kuuipo St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1813
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the name brand resort hotels in Maui? Wai Ola Vacation Paradise is especially for romantic couples looking for a private, intimate vacation experience. Just four units with a maximum occupancy of two (adults only) per room gives a feeling of seclusion not found many places. So if it's your honeymoon, anniversary, or just a vacation without the kids, come check out Wai Ola Vacation Paradise. ... more   less 
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Wai Ola Vacation Paradise Maui/Lahaina

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