STKM 2013/0013 Don and Joy's Place
This unique property is a two bedroom, single-family dwelling with a 2 bedroom cottage next door. It is fenced in on three sides and two blocks from the ocean. The large lanai is a great place for your morning coffee and a good book. In the evenings enjoy a barbecue and a quiet evening. The trees shade the property and the trade winds keep things cool.
This is a vacation rental so we do not serve breakfast.
This house is located 2 blocks from the Post office, grocery stores, restaurants, and shops. We are 1 1/2 blocks from Waipuilani Beach park. This is an ideal place to watch the beautiful Maui sunsets and to see the whales during whale season. There are also turtles offshore that can be seen by kayak. You can see West Maui Mountain, Lanai, Molokini and Kahoolawe from the shoreline. We are 1 mile from The Kamaole Beaches, 5 miles from Makena and 12 miles from the airport. There is a bus stop right down the street.
Our property is a multi-dwelling residential property. We have mature trees, grassy areas, tropical plants and palms and coconut trees. You will have access to boogie boards, ice chest, sand toys, snorkels and masks, beach chairs and beach towels. We also have a kayak you can borrow when it is not being used.
There is a charcoal grill outside your house or a gas grill for everyone to use.
If you bring your laptop, I have wireless Internet. In addition, your daily rate also includes your check out cleaning service, all taxes, and totally free parking. There are absolutely no hidden charges or fees! Don't pass up this tropical paradise.
We also have a 3 bedroom house (license number BBKM 2010/0001) on an adjacent property. Groups traveling together can have their privacy by renting separate places when available, but enjoy the close proximity of being together.
This property is very close to restaurants, the post office, grocery stores, shops, and the bus stop. This cozy two bedroom home will meet all your expectations of wanting to get away from it all, but still being close enough to walk to everything.
Our guest book is filled with comments about how much people have enjoyed the experience of renting a house verses a condo or hotel. This house is truly a home away from home. We have lots of repeat renters who say this is their favorite place to stay.
Washer/dryer, boogie boards, ice chests, beach chairs, beach towels, barbecue, free parking right next to your front door, etc. We supply you with 2 rolls of toilet paper and 1 roll of paper towels to get you started. You can purchase additional supplies as you need them. The washer/dryer are free but you supply your own detergent for your personal laundry. We don't expect you to wash your sheets and towels when you depart. We supply your dish soap as well as personal bar soaps for bathing. Wifi is included. We have a kayak that you can walk over to Waipuilani Beach Park when available.
Interaction with Guests
We live on an adjacent property so are available if you need anything. We can give you information about the island if you need us to. But, we respect your privacy and want you to have the perfect vacation and enjoy your vacation home the way you want to enjoy it. We have lots of repeat families who come year after year and are like family to us, but we also are very aware of people needing their space.
Quiet time 9:30 pm to 8 am.
This was one of my best airbnb experience. Don and Joy's place was perfect for my family of four. Everything we needed was right there. Don helped us out with directions and whatever else was needed. It's super safe since they own most of the property around the home. Location was perfect for maui. I would definitely stay here again. No thanks to resorts and hotels. My stay here couldnt have been better.
Don and Joy's place was exactly as advertised. It was cozy, clean, comfortable, well stocked and full of extras like condiments in the fridge and water-shoes on the porch. We had a day and a half of simply terrible weather and I thought a slow-cooked meal would be nice to come home to. They loaned me their crock pot! And when I temporarily lost my wallet, they loaned me a bit of cash to help. Seriously, these are lovely people renting out a lovely space. You won't go wrong renting your holiday home from them. I would return in a heartbeat.
The only thing I could think of that would make it better than it is (and it is pretty damn great) is sharper knives in the kitchen. I cook a lot, we only ate one meal out the whole time, and the kitchen had everything I needed, but sharp knives would have been useful. But as Don likes to say, "if we don't have it, you probably don't need it!" I got on just fine even with dull knives.
Big thanks to Don and Joy for creating this sweet, affordable vacation home. It is a sweet community of several rental places and it attracts an adventurous, fun, and friendly kind of guest. If that describes you, you'll love it here.
Don and Joy are great. Everything was as pictured and the place was extremely comfortable. Staying here was the best part of our trip.
Don & Joy's place was a great fit for our family. Don came by upon arrival to welcome us and offer advice on questions we had. We appreciated the laid back atmosphere that Don & Joy have cultivated with the open feel, lizards lounging on the patio and tropical birds that sing you awake in the mornings (Kihei Alarm Clock!)
Don And Joy Gerry were very welcoming and friendly.
And the apartments are amazing!
It is not just the location an the space, but everything, everything is in tropical hawaiian style, from the beds, to the furniture, paintings, cups, cutlery, towels, super nice!
We had a wonderful stay and were sad to leave Don, Gerry and this beautiful Island!
I want to Thank Don and Joy for letting us stay at their wonderful place. This was our home away from home. My husband and I were traveling with our 1 year old and believe me, this place was perfect! Great location, easy to drive or walk to restaurants - We had a full kitchen and I mean fully equipped. The entire house is as described and nicely decorated, plenty of space, really comfortable, clean. They have thought of everything... there is a pack and play and a high chair (wonderful) We didn't use the AC because the house is so well ventilated. The house has nice deck where you can chill and eat breakfast or lunch, + there are beach items you can borrow, which we really, really, really appreciated (cooler, beach umbrella, boogie-board, etc) and even a linen closet with all you can think of. I appreciated having them close by but they just let us be; very nice, and warm people. I s place.
The place was very clean and cute. They were a little hard to get a hold of when we arrived. We didn't see any instructions that the place would already be opened for us. also I had sent them a message a month before asking some questions but they never responded. But other than that they were great! They do have some chairs, snorkel gear, cooler, etc for us to use but we didn't use them, it was very nice though. We had a fun time staying at their place. Thank you for your hospitality.
The airbnb confirmation page has explicit directions to the house. The door is unlocked and the key inside so people can arrive whenever they get here. We don't have to meet them for them to get in the house. This is clearly stated on the airbnb confirmation page which I refer everyone to read before arriving. I have also had a little problem with airbnb's website. I answer all correspondence through the airbnb website but lately some of them are not being entered on the email feedpage. I now am double checking to make sure that my email's are getting through. I think Airbnb might be having a conflict with Safari.
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We have lived on Maui for 33 years. We raised 3 children on Maui who all have families of their own. We are blessed with 3 grandchildren. We live on property so are available if you need anything, but respect your privacy. We receive lots of repeat visitors and enjoy seeing our special friends year after year. These are vacation rentals so we don't serve breakfast. This is a licensed Vacation Rental Tax Id: STKM 2013/0013 Don and Joy's Place.