Optometrist interested in real estate improvements, windsurfing, mountain biking and hiking, jazz music, bikram and hot yoga, zumba fitness, snorkeling and scuba, swimming, bbq's, wine tasting and I love sushi and sashimi!
Dear Mia, Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy lives and VACATION time to post a review! I am glad you liked your location, it is convenient to see alot of the island, and people can stay at Maui SUNSET OCEANFRONT condo with POOL and HOTTUB, Tennis courts and more when they have more days, otherwise you are usually OUT TOURING and don't spend so much time inside anyway! THERE are many options for rentals, so you can CHOOSE whether OCEANFRONT OR OCEANVIEW is important, or just price, as some have DELUXE OCEANVIEW, others have partial or VOLCANO VIEW instead, and some have POOLS AND HOTTUBS..aloha, and I HOPE YOU COME BACK to see the BIG ISLAND of HAWAII next time, the VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK is worth it and so MUCH TO SEE on a bigger island!
its true! AND YES THE BEACH IS RIGHT OUT FRONT, so if you walk fast it could be under a MINUTE!!!!...there is a HUGE GRASSY LAWN to walk across and past the POOL before you get to the SAND!..you can see the sunsets from the condo without leaving! THE FRONT DOOR LOCK IS GETTING CHANGED TO A KEYLESS ENTRY, so there should be no issue EVER of getting into the condo, no matter what time of night....I have the new lock in a box ready to go! The only time it could be problematic to get into the condo would be if you are arriving after 8 pm and for some reason I didn't hear my cellphone, and you forgot to bring the keycode or my phone number with you! as I am always sleeping beside it, and you could call anytime! in theory, it could happen, but I don't let my phone run out of batteries! Maui is SUPER high season in FEBRUARY even more so than January or December, so its good he booked VERY EARLY! and its also sad, the front office has been overwhelmed and a new person started, so the MAUI SUNSET front office staff has made 2 mistakes lately despite my personally walking into the office and handing them handwritten reservations dates for Scott and my last guests. Now I am calling SEVERAL times to verify they have my guest on the list for the UPCOMING DAY!!! although, often they have to call me since Vacationers may often ARRIVE before the 4pm STANDARD CHECK IN TIME, so if its clean and ready to go, then you CAN go in early, IF THEY CALL or if you ASK them to call me, or if YOU call me ahead of 4pm....I always like to accommodate you with a later checkout than STANDARD 10 am , but cannot when there are back to back bookings! ..It is unfortunate however, that when my cleaning lady was "nice" and let someone leave their luggage and come back for it, that caused her to FORGET to lock the door to the adjoining lock off unit that can be rented separately at times!!! it freaked out everyone and she had dropped the key in the place so I had to hire an emergency locksmith to change locks. Although it was expensive for me, I DID NOT charge the different guest the fees incurred, at all, as it was not a "damage" I could claim...and its not really their fault she was flustered enough to drop a key! That said, it is appreciated when airbnb guests do follow the check in and check out rules and don't bypass them creating unusual and costly issues and disturbances to neighbors...SCOTT WAS GREAT, as most guests are! THANK YOU Scott for writing the review and reminding me how important it is to make sure the front office has your reservation info before your arrival!...When guests are scheduled, I will also make sure I give you several extra emergency contact numbers before your arrival! aloha, Nida
Dan was also a perfect guest! I do have a bicycle, hidden behind the bamboo privacy fence so doesn't get stolen, so if someone needs it, I will get a lock for it, for now, I have hula hoops in carport, BOOGIE BOARDS, BEACH CHAIRS & COOLERS, most people wanna go to the beach! I think Dan was here for work up in the HALEAKALA CRATER or NATIONAL PARK as this PUKALANI location is closer than KIhei, OCEANFRONT MAUI sunset condos, where there is a pool, hottub, tennis courts. No One so far has erred in booking this UPCOUNTRY location and expected to be OCEANFRONT, but we have several places, so in case you are reading this review, make sure which Island you want to book on! and we are happy to have you in MAUI OR big island HAWAII anytime! ....I hope to have Dan back again, and YOU TOO! aloha, Nida
Uma, I am glad you like this place better than the next one you stayed in! It started as a personal home, as did my oceanfront resort condos WHICH DO have OCEANVIEWS which do vary depending on which trees are trimmed and even when they aren't there are still slivers of oceanview, not none at all from the KIHEI CONDOS AT MAUI SUNSET. THIS location UPCOUNTRY PUKALANI does have OCEANVIEWS from inside as well as the LANAI, BALCONY..so the furnishings are more abundant as well as utensils and sometimes FOOD too, SPICES, fresh herbs in season, parking closer by than in a condo with elevators!
Even the condo was owned by a woman before me who tastefully decorated and sold it completely furnished with every kitchen gadget I wanted, espresso machine too!...So if you want the OCEANFRONT RESORT amenities such as the POOL, HOTTUB, TENNIS, workout room, sauna, shuffleboard, make sure you rent the condo down in Kihei and plan to do more driving from KIHEI to the places that are more prolific and central around Pukalani! I am glad you got to see so much in your 4 days here! aloha, Nida