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“Condo 1703 -- Great Experience”

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Wailea Ekolu Village Resort
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San Marcos
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Condo 1703 -- Great Experience”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Spent a very nice 3 days in Condo #1703 in Wailea's Ekolu Village. The condo was exactly as described with all the amenities working perfectly (including free WiFi). The location was great with parking right in front and no steps to climb. The view of the ocean from the kitchen and sitting room is great. There is only an obscured view of the ocean from the very nicely prepared bedroom. The kitchen is fully stocked with plates/bowls/cutlery and even dishwashing soap. There is a nice lawn that one can go out to. We really liked a) the nice toiletries that were provided b) the extension of our checkout time from 11:30am to 6pm on request. All in all, a very nice experience and would highly recommend it. Very reasonably priced as well.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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DestinationMaui, Manager at Wailea Ekolu Village Resort, responded to this review, January 5, 2012
Thank you for posting a review of your recent Maui vacation at Wailea Ekolu Village. We're glad you enjoyed the added amenities of our vacation condos and are happy that we were able to offer you a later check-out for your convenience. We look forward to you being our guest again in the future.
Mahalo,
Ben Beaudoin
Assistant General Manager
Destination Resorts Hawaii
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Wailea, Hawaii
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

The Condo was very spacious, high quality equipment, complimentary WLAN,nice little pool just around the corner, marvellous view , booking with Hotwire was a real good deal.
Angelina from the housekeeping did a great job

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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San Leandro, California
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

We had a wonderful stay at Ekolu Village. Well-equipped condo, amazing panoramic views, quiet complex and a great pool. Angelina took care of housekeeping for us and was quick, efficient and willing to provide us with extra towels, etc. She came twice during our week there and was very kind and considerate. It was only a half mile walk or drive to the Shops at Wailea, hotels and resorts and about one mile to the beach. We highly recommend Ekolu Village.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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DestinationMaui, Manager at Wailea Ekolu Village Resort, responded to this review, July 20, 2011
Mahalo for sharing your experience at Wailea Ekolu Village. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again!
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Canada
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Reviewed March 22, 2011

This condo was rented to us with 4 adults and 2 children (12 & 9) in mind. It really was too small for 6 people. Roll away cots which were available at an extra cost of $20 each per day were not an option because of space constraints. The children had to sleep on the sofa, which meant when the kids went to bed the adults did as well.
Sadly, this unit needs some renovation. One of the lanai screens was broken and unusable. Two of the deck chairs also had broken plastic slats, a complaint that the management were happy to address in quick time but we were able to fix the slats ourselves. The internet did not work for the first 3 days we were there. It finally was repaired by the server. This was not a problem with the resort.

Housekeeping is poor. The showers were mouldy smelling and the doors and tracks had thick muck caked on them. Kitchen utensils could use an upgrade - knives were dull and wine bottle openers out of commission. Tthe toaster doesn't heat properly; always burns the toast even on the lowest setting.

We did settle in after a few days and did appreciate the beautiful grounds and pool.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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DestinationMaui, Destination Resorts Hawaii at Wailea Ekolu Village Resort, responded to this review, April 4, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Wailea Ekolu Village. Your comments have been shared with the rental manager who has confirmed that the owner has planned a renovation in May, including the bathroom and new furniture. Your input is genuinely appreciated and we hope that you will return for another visit in the newly remodeled room.
Sincerely,
Ben Beaudoin
Assistant General Manager
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Seattle
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Reviewed October 16, 2010

First time to stay at Ekolu Village. We will definitely stay there again. Tons of anemeties in the condo. Lovely ocean view and privacy as well. Fabulous grounds. We had a problem with the free internet and they had someone there in a flash to fix it. Any problems we had which were few they were on top of it. Very good service! I will say I was thrown off guard by having to go to the nearby mall to check in. We arrived after dark, not the best idea, but we had made a long drive from Hanna mountain. After going through check in (which was very easy) we got lost finding our condo. They sent a driver to help but we found it before he arrived. The front desk guy was very patient with me. I wasn't easy to deal with: it was late, I was tired and grumpy after getting lost. If you don't stay here you are missing out! The rates were the best as well. Value for dollar is unbeatable!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2010

We stayed in #905, after the owners graciously agreed to our request for a 4-night stay (shorter than their regular minimum). Never having been to Maui, we were bewildered by all the options - condo or hotel? On the beach (with the premium price to match) or up the hill (at a more reasonable price)? For this part of our stay, I'm glad we chose a condo up the hill. Ekolu Village is up the hill from the Shops at Wailea, in a quiet area overlooking a golf course. This unit had beautiful ocean views, close enough that we enjoyed gazing out at the sunsets, but far enough away from the beach that we were protected from some of the fierce winds that kicked up during our stay.

The unit was nicely appointed, with pretty artwork and furniture, nice dishes and pots/pans, very basic staples (one roll of paper towel, salt/pepper/spices, some condiments, laundry detergent), 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. It was more room than we needed, but with all of our stuff and the multiple showers per day the mix of SPF and beach sand caused, we were happy for the space. The resort area was very quiet - I really don't think we saw or heard another resident while we were there. The only people we saw were the landscapers (nice, polite) and a security guard (who knocked at our door at 8 PM one night asking who we were and how long we were staying - we told him through the closed door because we hadn't been told such a visit was a possibility and one can never be too careful).

We didn't use the pool, but only because Makena beach was a short drive away and so wonderful (access through the Makena Beach and Golf Resort). There are two pools on site, accessible with a key provided by the unit owners. The pool looked clean and inviting when we walked by one of them.

The owners also very kindly permitted a late check out when we asked because the unit was not booked for that evening, which permitted us an additional beach trip without having to leave all our stuff in the car. All in all, a very clean, enjoyable home away from home with a fabulous view, quiet surroundings, and comfortable bed and couches. (Another bonus was that the living room furniture was actual furniture - fluffy love seat, fluffy full-sized couch which is also a pull out...none of that uncomfortable, un-fluffy rattan-armed tropical-themed furniture which I personally find to be lacking at the end of an action-packed beach day when all I want to do after a nice shower is curl up in my jammies on the couch and watch the sunset).

A wonderful rental property and a great place to serve as your home base on vacation.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2010

We (4 adults/2 toddlers) rented unit #808 because of it's 2 bedrooms with king size beds, ensuite bathrooms and private lanai's. The condo was perfect! From the breathtaking views to the heavenly beds this condo is fully stocked with everything you need for a fabulous vacation.

90% of the unit has been beautifully updated and decorated. The bathrooms are still dated but they are clean and well taken care of. The unit is located perfectly; you cannot hear any traffic noise and you have panoramic views from the main lanai. The pool is located next to the unit and you can easily walk to the shops at Wailea in approx 15 minutes.

We booked directly through the owner and had a very pleasant experience.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Wailea Ekolu Village Resort
Address: 10 Wailea Ekolu Pl, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-9527
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Wailea
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Wailea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wailea Ekolu Village Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located along the slopes of Haleakala with incredible vistas of the Pacific Ocean, Molokini crater and the neighboring islands of Lana'i and Kahoolawe, this condo resort has an ideal location at the gateway to Wailea. Set among the plush Wailea beach resorts, with easy escape to discover and explore the island of Maui and perched amid an 18-acre tropical garden paradise with 2 pools, recreation pavilion and barbecue grills, it's just a tee shot away from the Wailea Blue Golf Course. Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen, private lanai, living/dining area and en-suite washer and dryer. Amenities include resort credits for dining and spa services at nearby resorts, parking, hi speed Wi-Fi internet access, phone calls, housekeeping every third day, and a Maika'i grocery discount card. ... more   less 
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