Vacation rentals in Wailea-Makena

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Popular amenities for Wailea-Makena vacation rentals

Stay near Wailea-Makena's top sights

Kamaole Beach Park II201 locals recommend
Makena Beach149 locals recommend
The Shops at Wailea222 locals recommend
Kamaole Sands3 locals recommend
Fairmont Kea Lani - Maui5 locals recommend
Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort - A Concept By Hyatt17 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Wailea-Makena

  • Total rentals

    1.9K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    960 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.7K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    20 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.1K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    43K reviews

Your guide to Wailea-Makena

All About Wailea-Mākena

Located on the southern shore of the Hawaiian island of Maui, Wailea is a resort area famous for its white-sand beaches, sprawling golf courses, and relaxing spas. Wailea-Mākena provides a great base for visiting southern Maui’s sandy shores, such as the nearby Wailea Beach, which is just a short walk from town, or Mākena Beach, where you can go for a refreshing swim or explore the pristine coastline by paddleboard or kayak.

You can also find many interesting natural attractions nearby, such as La Perouse Bay or Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve, which is teeming with marine life. Take a break from the sun and water by visiting the Shops at Wailea, a complex that features 70 retail stores — art galleries, boutiques selling Hawaiian shirts and water-sports gear —and restaurants serving creative takes on local mahi mahi and deep-water ahi tuna.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Wailea-Makena

Thanks to Maui’s consistent heat all year round, this is a great place to visit at any time. During the summer, the days are long, hot, and sometimes muggy, which is why many travelers cool off in the crystal-clear water found on Maui’s beaches.

During the spring and fall, the crowds thin out, making this a great time to visit if you want to have the beaches and hiking trails all to yourself. While the clouds gather overhead more frequently in the winter and the region sees a higher amount of rain, the warm weather remains, and showers are generally quick to come and go. Winter is also the best time to visit if you’re interested in whale watching or driving along Maui’s Road to Hana, a winding road famous for its waterfall hikes and lush greenery.


Top things to do in Wailea-Makena

Mākena State Park

Mākena Beach State Park, on the south side of town, is home to one of the largest undeveloped beaches on Maui. This stretch of shoreline, commonly referred to as “Big Beach,” features glistening white sand and cerulean waters surrounded by native kiawe forests and mango groves. Wander inland and you can hike up the 360-foot-tall Pu’u Olai, a dormant volcanic cinder cone, where you can survey the coastline from on high.

Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve

Located less than a 10-minute drive from Mākena State Park, this marine reserve offers one of the area’s best snorkeling spots. The ocean floor is covered by a coastal lava field intermixed with coral, making it a popular home for many different species of tropical fish, including butterfly fish, parrotfish, surgeonfish, and turtles. At the reserve, you can snorkel directly from the shoreline.

La Perouse Bay

Just 20 minutes south of Wailea-Mākena, La Perouse Bay is outlined by lush green vegetation and jagged lava rock formations, created when the now-dormant Haleakalā Volcano last erupted in 1790. Now the blackened lava rocks shelter numerous tide pools. If you’d like to peer in at the marine creatures living there, bring shoes with thick soles, as lava rock has many sharp edges.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Wailea-Makena?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Wailea-Makena. Choose from more than 20 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Wailea-Makena?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 960 vacation rentals in Wailea-Makena featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there Wailea-Makena vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 1,740 vacation homes with pools in Wailea-Makena, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do hotel rentals in Wailea-Makena have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 hotel rentals with a gym in Wailea-Makena. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in hotel rentals in Wailea-Makena?

    Experience the best of Wailea-Makena with our hotel rentals, starting at about $800 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do townhouse rentals in Wailea-Makena have wireless internet?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 townhouse rentals with wireless internet in Wailea-Makena. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly serviced apartment rentals in Wailea-Makena?

    Wailea-Makena has more than 50 family-friendly serviced apartment rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do condo rentals in Wailea-Makena have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 790 condo rentals with a bbq area in Wailea-Makena. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do apartment rentals in Wailea-Makena have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 130 apartment rentals with air conditioning in Wailea-Makena. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Villa Rentals in Wailea-Makena?

    Enhance your stay in our Villa Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 50 homes with wireless internet, over 20 homes with a bbq area, over 50 homes with a gym, over 50 homes with air conditioning, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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