Our family of four spent ten “Maui” days with my brother-in-law’s family of four (four adults and four children ages 12 – 17) in this restored heritage oceanfront Hawaiian home. Don’t be fooled by the street view … enter through the gate and feel “at home” and at peace in this little oasis. The house and cottage are fun and have ample room with all the necessities one needs including hotel quality linens. We ate all our dinners outside as we listened to the waves lap up on the shoreline. Fabulous! The barbeque was large and clean. There are so many highlights staying at this Oceanfront Treasure … watching the whales jump outside the kitchen window as we made our morning coffee, having unlimited access to kayaks, surf boards, boogie boards, and stand-up boards (which were located under the main house with easy access to the ocean), short walking distance to the town of Lahaina (our children often walked into town together to look around or get shaved ice cones), drinking a glass of wine with the home owners who lived next door (two very lovely people), watching the sunsets in the backyard and just feeling like we were a part of Maui. The only negative would be that some road traffic could be heard in the cottage bathroom and in the first bedroom in the main house. We solved this problem by closing the cottage bathroom door and turning on the fan in the bedroom when we went to bed. Baby Beach can be easily reached by walking or kayaking along the water from the house or by walking down the street. Our time, however, was spent at the bigger beaches such as Kaanapali and DT Fleming where the waves are big for surfing, boogie boarding, and just bobbing in. It is only a short drive to these beaches. Note; the best place on Kaanapali Beach is just outside of the Aston at the Whaler Resort and down to Black Rock. The whole beach at DT Fleming is good but it is a bit more of a drive (20 minutes). Our family had a wonderful stay and we were sad to leave our “home away from home”.
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