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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Maalaea, Maui, Hawaii

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Linda F
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just perfect. Great location. The sound of the ocean and EVERYTHING we could need”
Reviewed May 28, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We are very happy with our decision to stay here. I really can't think of anything that would have been more perfect. We were two couples on vacation together who like things low key and far away from the crowds. This place is centrally located so you can easily get to most places around the island. It is also adjacent to a protected wetland and bird refuge so it is good for those who like the more wild and natural aspects of Maui.

Besides the fact that you are literally overlooking the ocean and can watch "surfer" and "turtle" TV while drinking your morning coffee, I want to call out the thought and care that the owners took to stock the place. Every time we looked for something in the kitchen or the supply closet or bathroom, the thing you needed was there. It was like a magic trick. Coolers, flashlights, snorkel gear, hydrogen peroxide, boogie boards, champagne bucket, even quarters for the laundry. When we arrived there was fresh fruit and POG in the fridge. Nice touch!. The overall complex is well maintained. Also the owner Bill was very responsive and helpful in his communication.

This is definitely our new "go to" Maui place that we are willing to share with others until we can get back:-).

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 31, 2017
Thanks for the great review Linda. We are happy you enjoyed our condo and hopefully we will see you back soon.
Aloha, Bill & Cris
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EDITH W
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Excellent Choice”
Reviewed May 8, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We were very impressed by the view of the ocean and the sound of the waves the minute we walked into this condo. The ocean and the beach are only 20 feet from the unit and we spent a lot of time relaxing at the balcony. To welcome us, the owner provided us with a generous supply of fruits and juice. The beautiful beach is not crowded and you can walk or run all the way to Kihei along the shores. We like the central location of this condo and you can drive to other attractions and other beaches in less than 30 minutes. The owner also offered more flexible check-in time and check-out time. The unit was clean and well maintained, and it even has a printer that we used to print out our boarding passes. The only thing we missed were the humpback whales that can be seen from the balcony. For that reason we have decided to come back in February. We absolutely enjoyed our stay at this unit.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 11, 2017
Thanks for the great review Edith. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon,
Aloha,
Bill & Cris.
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allforthe...
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pampered in Paradise”
Reviewed April 17, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We couldn't have asked for better accommodations. The condo provides everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay and is neat, clean and beautiful. Bill is so warm and friendly Great to work with. The view is breathtaking. If we were any closer to the beach we would have been in the water. Definitely coming back. Great value.

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Management Response
Apr 18, 2017
Mahalo for the great review Michelle. Hope to see you back soon.
Aloha,
Bill & Cris
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Karen L
Wellington, United States
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed March 18, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Mahalo, Bill, for a wonderful stay on Maui! This is a perfect location, away from the heavy traffic and hoards of people in the resort areas...our teen daughters agreed! Watching the sunrise and set, and watching the turtles from the deck were wonderful. Beach walks and play on an uncrowded, gorgeous area were awesome! The pool area and BBQ areas were never crowded, ever. There are lounge chairs on the property that are always available. The incredible hospitality was much appreciated as well...early check-in, late check-out; the welcome package of fruit, cookies and coffee; beach chairs; snorkel gear; beach towels; binoculars; books, games and cards in the hutch...they really have you covered here for a comfortable, home-away-from-home type stay! If we make it back to Maui this is definitely where we would choose to stay again.

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Management Response
Mar 19, 2017
Thanks for the great review Karen. I'm glad you enjoyed our condo and hope to see you back soon.
Aloha,
Bill
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Bjrsmom
Sacramento, California
Level 6 Contributor
66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Comfortable Condo, Perfect Location”
Reviewed January 11, 2017 for a stay in January 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We just returned from a wonderful week at Makani A Kai in Maalaea, Maui. The location was perfect for the excursions we had planned; a sunrise tour on Haleakala, and a snorkeling trip out of Maalaea Bay. We were able to walk to the Maui Ocean Center from the condo, and not worry about parking, when we went on our snorkeling trip, and the airport is only about 10 miles away. The condo itself is just right for a week at the beach. The views from the balcony and master bedroom are amazing! And hearing the crash of the waves is so relaxing. Just a few steps to the water and a beach that stretches out for a mile. Every morning we walked the beach as the sun rose over Mt. Haleakala, often not running into another soul. From our balcony we sat and watched turtles in the reef just offshore, and the condo is equipped with full snorkel gear, so you can also view them up close and personal! The beds are comfortable, beach towels are provided, the kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, etc., dishwasher, the bathrooms very nice, furniture comfortable.....I could go on, but suffice it to say, this condo is just the way one would decorate and equip their own beach house. Oh, and we really appreciated the keypad entry so no need to keep track of a key and everyone could come and go as they pleased. We used the laundry room and the machines were clean and in good working order. A load costs $1.50 and there was a jar of quarters on the counter in the condo, along with laundry detergent in the pantry, to help out. Having previously stayed in hotels in Kaanapali on past vacations to Maui, we all agreed that the quiet solitude of Makani A Kai is the only way to go to really enjoy the relaxing beauty of Maui. Also, Bill was very easy to work with; got right back to us when we first inquired about renting the condo and also promptly answered our emails when we had a few questions while in Maui. Again, we all agree, if ever we return to Maui, this is the condo we would rent!!

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Management Response
Jan 12, 2017
Wow. Thanks for the great review Steve. we are really glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo. Please come back and see us soon.
Aloha,
Bill & Cris
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Californi...
San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect location, gorgeous beach steps away, with sounds of the surf lulling one to sleep at nighy”
Reviewed December 30, 2016 for a stay in December 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Located on the south shore of Maui, in the notch between Maui's two lobes, this lovely condo is easy access from the airport and about equidistant from Lahaina and Wailea. The beach is sand and goes for nearly two miles. Pieces of coral can be found on the beach and there is nice snorkeling right in front. The owners keep the condo in tiptop shape and all amenities are there, including snorkels, masks and flippers, boogie boards, beach towels, a full kitchen, great lanai overlooking the beach, which, by the way, is VERY uncrowded, enemy to the pint of being nearly empty, even in peak season! A memorable family vacation!

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Management Response
Dec 31, 2016
Thank for the great review David. Come back and visit us soon. Happy New year.
Aloha,
Bill & Cris
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Kathy C
Westby, Wisconsin
1 review
“Perfect!”
Reviewed November 9, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Everything was totally awesome! The beach was gorgeous. There was even good snorkel equipment in the condo, and with a bit of coral right out front, the snorkeling was awesome! There are lots of sea turtles that hang out in the water by the coral.

There's a printer, so you can print your airline tickets the day before your flight! When the printer ran out of ink, he even came and replaced it right away. We loved everything, except that the A/C didn't really reach into the bedroom.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 10, 2016
Thanks for the nice review Kathy, Glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo. We are looking into upgrading the HVAC system. Come back and see us soon. Aloha, Bill & Cris
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