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“Beautiful apartment, attentive owners, great...”
Beautiful kitchen opens to the living room - both have an ocean view
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Beautiful kitchen opens to the living room - both have an ocean view
Super clean, newly renovated and fully stocked kitchen with most everything you'll need Hot water on demand (great for hot tea and more), quiet dishwasher, icemaker
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Beautiful kitchen opens to the living room - both have an ocean view
Super clean, newly renovated and fully stocked kitchen with most everything you'll need
Hot water on demand (great for hot tea and more), quiet dishwasher, icemaker
3-in-1 oven (microwave, convection, and standard oven); convenient appliance garage
Easy access pull out drawers for pots, pans and pantry items
Induction cook top is touch activated.  Counter has plenty of room for serving buffet style
Stained glass PEACOCK by kitchen and entryway, created by Cris Peacock as is most of the condo art
Comfortable living room for relaxing after a full day of fun activities on Maui.
Your home away from home, with an ocean view from the kitchen, living room and guest room
Several snorkel/tour/hiking books, and CDs for your use, as are the CD/iPod player and printer
Just a reminder to relax and unwind while you're on Maui, too
Ocean view from the living room, kitchen and guest bedroom
Comfortable living room.  The sofa folds out to a queen size comfortable bed
Shoji doors close for guest room privacy.  52' HDTV and large library of DVDs & BluRays
Guest bedroom with queen size murphy bed up; can be used as a dining room
Guest bedroom with queen size murphy bed down
Boogie boards, pool and beach toys, cooler, beach towels and beach chairs available for your use
Some of Cris' artwork in the hall
Guest bathroom has tub/shower combination
Master bedroom with King Size bed
Master bedroom with King Size bed and adjoining master bathroom
Master bedroom with view of the lush tropical foliage outside
Master bathroom with upgraded counter, sink and faucet
Custom master bathroom shower; Cris made some of the embedded ceramics
Double Lanai (16 ft x 7 ft) has comfortable seating for four overlooking a semi-private lawn area
Our unit A7 lanai, ground floor, located at the end of the building, with an ocean view
Heliconia, ginger, hibiscus, Ti, bananas and other beautiful plants surround the condo
Fresh cut flowers and breakfast goodies welcome our guests upon arrival
955 square feet of living space plus a double lanai;  condo sleeps 6
Our condo is about 75 feet from the ocean, with an ocean view and semi-private lawn area
Beauty abounds in the lush tropical landscaping of Makani A Kai's grounds
Crystal clear pool with an ocean view
Sea turtle (honu) mosaic in the pool looks like the real thing
Family fun in the pool
Hang Loose!
Two high quality Weber gas BBQs
Throw some shrimp on the bar-be!
Seating for 8 in the BBQ area.  Lounge chairs for sunning and whale watching
Property entry way
Lush Tropical Landscaping
Courtyard area; turn left at the palm tree in the sidewalk and you're at our condo!
Sweet smelling plumeria blossoms often fall in the courtyard, prompting one guest to arrange them
Our condo is close to the pool, but not next to it
Coin operated laundry a few steps from the condo with machines on premises
View toward Maalaea Harbor
Sugar Beach is our backyard
Adjacent to 5 miles of continuous sand along Sugar Beach, a national wildlife refuge
Maalaea Shoreline.  Had to make postcards of this shot (available in our condo)
Pipers at Maalaea
Beautiful skies of Maui
View of Makani A Kai complex from our paddle boards
Sunset at Maalaea
Sunrise at Maalaea
Another beautiful sunrise at Makani A Kai, perfect to watch with morning coffee
Canoe paddling in Kihei
Parasailing in nearby Kaanapali
Nice view from up here!  Great fun for up to 3 at a time
Iao Needle, a great spot to explore - with easily accessible paths and hand rails
Beauty all around
Whale Day Parade in Kihei, 3rd week in February every year
Boogie boarding fun.  Boogie boards, cooler, beach chairs and more are provided.
Many excellent snorkel spots on Maui
Friendly fish
Ma'alaea Harbor is about 1/2 mile from our condo: restaurants, mini-golf, bumper boats and more
Several snorkel tours depart from Ma'alaea Harbor, nearby at the end of our street
Scuba excursions, lessons and equipment rentals nearby
Maui Ocean Center at Ma'alaea Harbor is a favorite for kids of all ages
Maui sunset
Plumeria
Humback whales come home to Maui yearly (October to April)
Humpback whale season is always exciting on Maui.  Here's a mother and her calf with an escort
Whale tail show
Waterfall on the road to Hana
On the road to Hana
Windsurfing at Ho'okipa on Maui's north shore
Big game fishing (such as for this Ono) available in Ma'alaea and Lahaina
Sportfishing boats available to fish for Marlin, Ono, or Mahi Mahi like this one
Standup Paddle Boards are fun for beginning surfers too!
Standup Paddle Boards available for rental from nearby shops.  Even this guy (me) can learn to surf!
Several terrific music events at the MACC, such as the (free) Slack Key Festival in June
Maui has many beautiful golf courses
View from our lawn area.  Rainbows are everywhere on Maui, even on our license plates!
Plenty of other adventures including zip lining, biking down Haleakala, and more
Tidepools just a short walk down the beach, a fun place to explore with a loved one
5 miles of undeveloped Sugar Beach, ideal for relaxing walks or jogging
Just another day in paradise... your home away from home awaits you.  Check our calendar and inquire
Our Condo Complex, Makani A Kai, is off the beaten path, but centrally located in South Maui
Makani A Kai is truly a treasure of beauty, away from the crowds, but close enough for fun
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Maalaea, Maui, Hawaii

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Anna D
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful apartment, attentive owners, great location”
Reviewed 20 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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Our family of 3 just had a wonderful vacation at this beautiful condo. It is spacious, very clean, nicely furnished and has everything that is needed for a good time. The complex is located on a quiet street and right next to the beach. Beautiful view from lanai. Great big clean pool. Complex is small and most if the time there were just the 3 of us in the pool.
Walking distance from Ocean Center, nice restaurants and shops at the Maalea village. You can also book tours there. Easy access to freeway and great location to explore an island.
Amazing contrast to crowded Kihei and Lahaina, but just as comfortable and 10 minutes away from both. 10-15 minutes from grocery stores and Tropical Plantation with its farm stand where you can by fresh papaya and pineapples as well as vegetables and eggs.
Phil and Cris were very attentive, they sent us instructions on how to get to condo and how to go around and called about 1 day before the arrival to check if we are all set. They even left some food in the fridge when we said that we were arriving late at night.
If I ever go to Maui again, I will try to book this apartment again.

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Valerie H
1 review
“Little piece of home”
Reviewed 18 January 2017 for a stay in November 2016

We loved staying at this beautiful condo. As this was our first family vacation via plane, I was a bit nervous to ensure we had everything we needed for the kid. Phil and Cris were amazing in letting us borrow toys and a lifejacket for him. The condo was more than well-equipped, and so appreciated, down to the laundry quarters and nail clippers. The condo itself absolutely gets 5 stars.

Everything else I'd rate at a 4 stars:
The location is central to the island, which is nice for day-trips, but is kind of hard if you just want to go down the street for food or to the grocery store, there's only 1 sit-down restaurant. We planned a simple menu ahead of time and cooked most of our meals at the condo.

There is a beach park next door, it was never too busy or noisy while we were there. There's enough sand space to build castles, but it's not an expansive beach. The waves were too big for our little dude (4yo) most of the time, and the wind can pick up quite a bit. It's the best beach on the island to take a long walk down.

The condo community is very quiet, or was when we were there. The pool was surprisingly unheated, so we didn't use it much.

Bottom line - this is a good place to just go hang out near the beach with a book.

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Management Response
19 Jan 2017
Valerie, thank you for your review; so glad you and your family had a good time staying in our condo on Maui. Wanted to mention other restaurants at the Harbor Shops at Ma'alaea. Beach Bums is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with great food and prices and live entertainment at happy hour. Seascape is another terrific place to eat for lunch, but they're only open from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Cafe Del Vino has excellent Italian food, open for dinner between 4:00 pm and 9:30 pm, also has live entertainment. Ma'alaea General Store and Cafe is another place to grab a bite between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm, outdoor seating only or take out; it's also a good place to pick up a few grocery items. And of course there's always Carl's Jr. by the gas station, which has both sit-down and drive thru for fast food. Hope you'll come back again soon.
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fiber0pti
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The ultimate condo rental”
Reviewed 30 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The condo is just 10s of feet from the beach and nearly everything, except Hana, is within a reasonable drive. This condo was immaculate, everything you need to live comfortably, like your own home. We were amazed with all of the little details that Cris and Phil included: shampoo, beach toys/towels, and much, much more! We were absolutely blown away with the personalized card and goodies they left us too. I can't wait to come back and stay in their condo again!

Your age range 35-49
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1 review
“Fabulous home for two weeks!”
Reviewed 29 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Dear Phil and Cris,
Thank you so very much for a fabulous two weeks in your condo.  It felt just like home.  You have it stocked so thoroughly and thoughtfully we didn’t want for anything.  We were even able to host local family visitors with no problem.  We really appreciated how caring you were checking in on us during the local flooding and road closures too!  We were sad this time next year is already booked, but I’m sure we’ll return soon.
Happy Holidays!

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eree1009
Fort Myers, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wouldn't Stay Anywhere Else on Maui”
Reviewed 6 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed in Cris and Phil's condo last October and had such an amazing time that we stated we would be back. Never thought we would be back a year later. We wanted to come back so much sooner that thought due to the amazing accommodations at this rental. You cannot beat the hospitality and service from Phil and Cris. They have thought of everything and are there for their renters. Cris checked in with us to make sure we were ready to arrive and if we needed anything. She also called again the night before we left to see how the trip was and to remind us of how to close up the condo. The POG juice and breakfast items were very delicious and appreciated after the long day of travel. Same as before we loved the beach chairs, coolers, and fins which were used everyday at the different beaches we went to. I recommend this rental to everyone I can get to listen to me rave about it.

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Liked best: The beds, and the homey feel. Everything was so comfortable and decorated well
Liked least: leaving! :(
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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