About this listing
2 BR 2 BA condo at the 24 unit Makani A Kai resort on Ma'alaea Bay Maui.
Bright spacious 2nd floor unit with views of the Bay and the Haleakala volcano.
King and queen beds.
13.42% SALES TAX INCLUDED IN RATE
THE MAKANI A KAI RESORT "ON THE BEACH" is the smallest resort in Ma'alaea with only 24 units, and one of only two complexes that have full beach front access. You can't get closer to the Pacific ocean than you can in this bright spacious 2nd floor, two story condo. The sand is about 15 yards from the lanai. You have breathtaking views of the Ma'alaea Bay, the grand Haleakala volcano and the sparkling lights of Kihei at night.
Enjoy whales jumping 100 yards off shore during season and beautiful waves breaking on the shallow reef beyond the beach. This condo is conveniently located within walking distances to beach parks, restaurants, shopping and fabulous boating and yachting at the Ma'alaea Harbor.
It has a bright and cheery tropical island personality with tile floors, an extra large loft master suite with a cal king bed, a queen bed in the guest room, air conditioning, free wireless Internet, DVD, cable TV and a well stocked kitchen. Pillows, towels and sheets are provided. There is a private lanai, pool, BBQ and beach side lounges in the sprawling lawn running parallel to the beach just steps from your front door. . Beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels, coolers, body boards, masks, snorkels, fins and fishing poles are all available for your beach excursions. Binoculars are also available for whale watching. Free on site parking and shared laundry facilities.
Come enjoy paradise by the beach.
Hawaii Tax ID #W(phone number hidden)
Code to the keyless front door entry and the swimming pool gate will be provided to guest prior to arrival.
Interaction with Guests
We manage the property ourselves and live about 30 minutes away in Makawao so we are readily available to take care of any guests' needs.
Ma'alaea is centrally located and an easy drive to Lahaina, Kihei/Wailea and Wailuku/Kahului.
There is a bus that leaves from the marina which is about 1/2 mile away that serves most of the island.
Other Things to Note
Directions: From the Kahului airport take Keolani Pl (#380) to the stop light at the Hana Hwy. Continue ahead on Dairy Rd (#380) through Kahului. The road name will change to Kuihelani Hwy. when you leave Kahului. Continue to the Honoapiilani Hwy (#30) and turn left. Continue to Kapoli St. where threre is a 76 Station on the corner. Turn left and go for a short distance to where it dead ends at Ma'alaea Rd. Turn right and continue a short distance to Hau'oli St.and turn left. Go to the end of Hau'oli St. Makani A Kai is the last condo complex on the right.
House rules are posted in the condo.
We had a great stay here during our honeymoon. You couldn't beat the beachfront location with beach gear in the condo ready to go. Our hosts were very welcoming by email and readily available for questions, making sure we were well settled. There were some nice amenities to make you feel at home and not rushing out the door to run errands. Laundry available in the complex. All in all, great stay and would readily return when back to Maui in the future.
Absolutely wonderful stay in Ma'alaea! The unit was outfitted with all the essentials and then Bill makes sure you have everything else. Truly an owner that goes above and beyond to ensure your comfort.
We found the location great to travel in either direction with the benefit of being away from the masses. The property is well looked after, we made use of the BBQ and walk to the beach.
I always dreamed of staying on a beach in Hawai'i - and you can't get any closer with Bill's amazing apartment. You can literally hear the waves from the bedroom and gaze at the intrepid local surfers from the lanai. I can only imagine how close the humpbacks get during whale season. We were happy to discover that the apartment was well loved and well stocked (thanks Bill for the coffee, the fruit, the towels and the boogie boards).
After staying in Kihei previously, I was also excited to discover Maalaea Bay which is centrally located between Kihei/Walea, Kahalui, and Lahaina, away from the bulk of tourists, and the starting spot for many snorkeling tours to nearby Molokini. There's a great General Store nearby, a ice cream and shave ice parlor.
The view of the beach you see in the picture is 100% accurate. It will take you all of thirty seconds to walk from the back door of the condo around to the front, over the grass where loungers are laid out, and to the beach entrance. Bill's condo is on a 2nd floor, which is nice because no one is overhead, and the ceilings are high and spacious. When you're down on the beach and you look back up at the condo building, you realize Bill's is the best condo in the complex...closest to the beach, the best view, least view of neighbors. The condo has been filled with little amenities that made staying there extra enjoyable...fresh fruit, kitchen items like baggies, beach chairs and gear, even laundry change. The grounds are small and well landscaped and maintained. It's one of the best rental experiences we've had -- everyone in my party loved the place and everyone agreed we'd come back without hesitation. Highly recommended.
Great place to stay if you're looking for a quiet get a way :) The bedroom faces the ocean and you wake up facing an amazing view accompanied with the sound of crashing waves. It has direct access to the beach, which is great for swimming (no rocks). Bill also made us feel really welcomed with a courtesy phone call to make sure we made it to the condo. We were greeted with fresh fruits, coffee, and creamer upon arrival which was really convenient. There is also a closet full of goodies left behind by previous guests (water, snacks, etc). We were even lucky enough to witness sea turtles swimming :) A car is definitely needed as Maalaea Bay is a 15-30min drive to some of the bigger more populated areas with food/shopping.
View outstanding, Bill the host Great job. location in the middle of two great areas . Could have not been in a better spot. I could go on you must go for yourselves
Thanks : Ron , MN
Great location exactly as described. We could not get enough - - - so easy to watch the sea turtles just off shore and the whales in the bay. We also liked the proximity to the move along the coast line in either direction with ease. Bill did a terrific job in providing extra equipment and sun block for the beach.
About the Host, Bill
We have lived on Maui for 9 years and have loved every minute of it. We recently purchased this condo and plan to enjoy it ourselves and share it with travelers from around the world. Aloha, Bill & Cris