Live in San Francisco, love traveling. I also have a listing on airbnb for my condo in Maui.
We had a wonderful stay at John's condo. The place is beautifully decorated and filled with everything you need for a lovely stay at the beach. We really appreciated the comfortable matress and the tall shower head (we are both over 6 feet tall). The large lanai was great and we spent most of our condo time there. John was a terrific host and provided us with a large amount of information about the area, including driving, eating and going to the beach. He was also quick to return messages and always there to help. We will definately stay at his condo again when we return to Maui.
Thank you John! It was a wonderful location and a wonderful condo, so we had a great trip!
If you're looking for a good, quiet location to stay while in Maui, this spot is the one for you. John was an amazing host, providing us with extensive lists of activities and sights to check out (thanks again for the restaurant recos!). His spot is right by the beach, allowing for great views of the sunset each evening. Very clean and a good number of things provided for.
We had an amazing time in Maui and at John's place in Kihei. The location was perfect for us, close to great beaches in Kihei and Wailea but far enough away from the busy part of Kihei. The complex had a great property and beachfront for morning walks and beautiful sunsets. The unit was spotless when we arrived and had everything you could possibly need to enjoy long days at the beach. John was an incredible host, offering wonderful tips for the area and immediately responding to my questions before departure. Thank you John for a lovely stay!
Thank you, you were a wonderful guest!
Had a great time with my family, finding everything as we expected. I would definitely recommend this place to others. The staff at the resort was friendly and kept public spaces very well maintained. Our boys, 10 and 12, found the pull out bed comfortable and we had no complaints about our bed. We appreciated the well equipped kitchen as well as finding beach chairs, a cooler and boogie boards. The stereo was a great way to listen to our favourite local Hawaiin station. We liked being a little away from the busier beaches of Kihei. The location is a quick drive away from shopping and restaurants if you need them. We cooked for ourselves,enjoying the use of the grills in the pool area. We loved the island decor of the place - the pineapple lamp was our favourite- it really made us feel like we were away.
Mahalo to John and the crew at Luana Kai:)
Our family of 4 (boys 17 & 20) stayed in the condo five nights over Christmas. The condo was easy to find, keys and info had been prepared for us, and we walked into the one bedroom condo where a "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree greeted us, as well as a great view of the complex through the balcony patio door and the tempting sight of ocean nearby. It was very comfortably furnished (I really liked the pineapple lamps!) and had everything we needed, even to boogie boards, beach towels and chairs. We felt very much at home. Our two boys slept on the queen-size sofa bed and enjoyed the complex's jacuzzi/pool every night when we returned from our activities. There was no a/c but, for the most part, the ceiling fans were enough. Floor fans were also available and, when we propped the front door open a few inches and opened the balcony patio door, the breeze circulated quite nicely. There was even a 10:00 noise curfew which certainly made sleep more pleasant. We liked the location; it was only a 5 minute drive to great restaurants, a Safeway, beaches, the Kihei boat ramp, and a central spot to drive to other places on Maui...and it did NOT have the traffic jams of Lahaina. Our host also sent us, via email, about 9 pages of Kihei info: the best places to eat, shop, buy groceries, etc. That was really nice. Our family was definitely quite content with the condo and the freedom of having a kitchen and washer/dryer to use as needed. It was a great place to stay.
It is a lovely apartment, spacious and comfortable. The tiling and surfaces are luxurious. It is conveniently located and close to the beach. I would definitely recommend it.
John's condo was awesome! John himself was great. He responded to emails very quickly and made us feel like he was right there to assist with anything. We enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave. We arrived on a Sunday when the front desk was closed, but the keys and info packet was exactly where it was notated to be. The condo itself was very clean. The grounds were well kept and maintained. We are very happy with our stay, from check-in to check-out. We highly recommend John's place and definitely plan to stay there again.
Everything was in place when we got there. The condo is a great central location on the island - easy to get to West Maui, Haleakala, or South beaches. The beach right outside isn't super swim-friendly, but nice enough for sunsets - and the grassy area between the pool/hot tub and beach is lovely. The updated kitchen and bathroom are great, the excellent dish washer and huge fridge/freezer were also nice. We enjoyed many breakfasts and evening meals on the balcony. We had to contact John several times about some issues with appliances and a locking balcony door (while we were on the balcony:) and he was very responsive. I'm sure John will be take care of those issues. Having beach chairs, umbrella, coolers, and noodles at the condo (look under the bed for some of these) made everything very easy. The hide-a-bed in the living area was comfortable, though a bit difficult to open/close because it's new. The community feel of the pool/hot tub every evening was lovely - a bit like coming home instead of to a huge resort. Thanks, John!
The villa was beautiful with all modern appliances and extremely clean accomdations. The surrounding grounds were very well maintained and we loved the many lighted tiki torches each evening.
There are great views of the ocean and a true feeling of being in a tropical paradise!
Shopping and dining are conveniently close. Also, the locals were friendly and helpful in finding great dining spots.
We were very pleased with our stay!
Great guest!! Due to my schedules i was not able to meet John or his "crew". We texted often and felt very comfortable with him in my place
Welcomed back anytime