Absolutely Oceanfront-Penthouse Corner-Maui Kai -$199
Condominium - 1 Bedroom - 1 Bath - Convertible Bed (4)
This is the best condo in Maui. Period...
- No events or parties
- No smoking
- Not suitable for pets
- Infant-friendly (0-2 years)
- Child-friendly (3-12 years)
This is the best condo in Maui. Period...
Compare Features of Condo #1008
-Top floor, corner, oceanfront, deluxe, one bedroom condo (The views get better the higher the floor.)
-Best in building
- 4K Samsung Smart TV - Use your Netflix account
-Newly upgraded & nicely furnished with Bali tropical & Leather furnishings
-Tempur-Pedic Memory Foam king mattress With Bed Bug Protective Mattress Cover
-The closest building to the water in Hawaii (Only steps away from the ocean)
-Best views on Maui (Condo #1008 is Located on a point of land. Molokai & Lanai islands are directly in front. There are sunsets Between The Islands.)
-Modern Full Kitchen And Bathroom with Brazilian granite
-Preferred corner apartment with an additional side window with an additional view to the North
-Additional bedroom window with view of west Maui mountains
-Additional bathroom window
-Central air & Ceiling fans in living room, bedroom, and kitchen
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Tax ID: W00995442-01
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· Check-In Time is anytime after 3:00 PM. Checkout Time is at 11:00 AM. We cannot accommodate earlier check-ins or check-outs.
· Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the check in= refund. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the check-in= no refund.
· No Smoking
· Leave 1 key in lock box & 2 on table
Very nice condo unit with great views....however, the AC unit is so weak that we had to keep the blinds closed to help cool the unit - making it impossible to enjoy the view. The AC vents are right above the bed and when it turns on it makes a loud noise, it hums loudly and when it shuts off, it shuts off with a bang. Woke me up every time. We stayed 3 nights and didn’t sleep much. We didn’t alert the front desk because we doubted a new unit would be put in during our stay...but it’s desperately needed. I plan and research all of our vacations and read tons of reviews, and write them as well, and this is my first negative review. Our friends stayed in 301 and it has very cool AC and nice views. Overall Maui Kai condos are a good price, close to the beach, the market, etc. I would stay here again - just not this unit - unless the AC is completely upgraded.
The condo had everything you needed and it was comfotable. The kitchen and bath had all the little essentials, so you didn't have to buy them. Having beach chairs available tonuse was great. The beach area on the side of the building isn't much, so having beach chairs availavle to go to other beaches was great. But the view was what we valued the most!
I'd give it a 4.5 if we could. Even a 4.75. It is absolutely great. Upon arrival the access to the main road and highway is great. There is plenty of open parking, not once did we feel stressed about parking close. Upon arriving the front desk staff were great and very chill. The check in system was a breeze and access to the suite no problem. The owners system of checking in and cleaning was almost TOO simple, I actually texted to make sure there wasn't something we were supposed to be doing. The views and sounds from the ocean are amazing. The kitchen well stocked with all of the kitchen utensils you would need. Unfortunately the closer of the two beaches is eroding in front of the Beach Club hotel to the north but for now you can still access it. They have sand-bagged it and they are trying to save it but you can definitely tell some days they're not winning the battle. However there is a great beach south as well. When our daughter went to sleep a good smart TV with Netflix and Youtube was a welcome addition. We used the pool, BBQ, and lounge area a lot. The other guests and owners were very nice and the maintenance guy was super with us and our kid. The beach gear was a welcome addition to the unit and was awesome for the short walk to either of the beaches. On top of all this there is a unit right beside you (that I also believe the same owners have) and it is amazing how well built the building is. We never heard anyone our whole 10 days. There were really only a couple things that we noticed that didn't make it 5*. First, the HVAC system in the unit and the AC units (which are directly below the lanai, granted 10 floors down) for the building were quite loud. So much so that when the AC would kick on it would wake up our daughter sometimes. The corner unit is great except you face a huge hotel. While the hotel was good about not having late luau's and weddings you definitely notice the lights constantly (making it harder to sleep on the couch) and sounds coming from them next door. Lastly we had our toddler with us and some of the furniture (namely the tabels) and tiling in the bathroom had very sharp edges. Overall with how amazing our place was, the access to grocery and the highway, and how comfortable we were after a few days in the unit these are minor complaints. Therefore don't take them as reasons not to stay here, just things to know if you're sensitive to this. We loved the complex and will stay here again.
Bottom Line: Property: 5 stars, Service, 3 stars Pros: ** There isn't a better location on Maui for whale watching. The views cannot be beat anywhere. ** The condo was very, very nice. Clean, well equipped (mostly. Get a cookie sheet or roasting pan). Cons: ** Only one roll of toilet paper was provided, no paper towels, and no napkins. When I inquired about getting more, I was very politely told that guests were expected to provide their own and that I could purchase them from the nearby supermarket. My wife and I have been renting properties in Hawaii and other locations for 30 years and have never encountered this attitude. I consider this a high end property and was disappointed by this lack of consideration for persons traveling thousands of miles to enjoy the beauty that is Hawaii. Note to management: Please remove 'paper towels' from your list of amenities and change 'toilet paper' to 'toilet paper (one roll only)'.
The View...it is amazing. Off of the balcony or while eating a meal. We were always searching for whales or enjoying sunsets. There is a little wear and tear on the place, but it is pretty much in the condition that you see in the pictures. The unit has most of the comforts of home. There are birds visiting regularly on the balcony. We enjoyed them, but they do leave a bit of a mess on the balcony. The pool is heated and even though the weather was a little cool during our stay, we were able to enjoy the pool. Beside the pool is a Cabana with a kitchen and bathrooms and puzzles and books - all very nice and useful for our young family. Because the unit is not a mega resort, going to the pool or your car was just a few steps away. There really isn't much of a beach at this time, but there is a beautiful boardwalk just minutes away that will take you to the beautiful Kaanapali beach area. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to be back again some day.
This place is seriously aging and dirty. Window in the bathroom has a big gap on the metal frame. The sliding glass doors to the patio have no lock at all. The patio table had a cardboard box under one of the table legs to balance the table. The whole place hasn’t been really cleaned for quite some time. We were afraid to take our shoes off. The only good part is the view. Would not stay here again.
My wife and I stayed in the unit from August 29, 2017 to September 13, 2017. It was perfect for our needs. The view from the Lanai, of the islands of Lanai and Molokai, is wonderful. The sunset viewing from the Lanai is amazing. The kitchen was well stocked with all the dishes and cookware you could ever need. The telescope in the unit was fun to use, and really came in handy many times for star viewing (incredible night sky), and for scoping out distant watercraft. The fold up Cabana, and the body board, in the hall closet, were great for beach time. Cody, our contact, was easy and fast to communicate with. The only significant issue with the unit was a technological one. The WIFI was very inconsistent, so that needs an upgrade. The clothes iron in the unit is leaking, so that needs replacing (not much of an issue, I suppose, if you are not ironing clothes after using the on floor laundry facilities). All in all though, the complex and the unit are darn good, and we would stay in the unit again.
Very nice apartment with an extraordinay view.
This was our second time staying in condo 1008 at Maui Kai. You cannot beat the views. Look over the lanai and you will see turtles swimming by. You will find great take out food just a short walk away. You will not be disappointed.
The view is spectacular and the apartment very nicely finished and stocked for visitors. The only problem was there is construction going on now through September and we were not able to access the balcony or exit the lobby onto the beach. We had been told about the construction beforehand but not the possibility that either of these problem might arise. Since the view from the balcony and the "steps to the beach" access were two of the main reasons we chose this apartment, it was very disappointing. Under normal circumstances it would have been ideal.
We enjoyed staying at the property. We were disappointed in the quality of the place and some of the issues we had. I would say the view was worth it and it was probably our own fault that when we read all the 5 star ratings, we expected the property as being a 5 star complex - it is not. The complex is under going major facility renovations that should brighten up the curb appeal of the complex. The unit itself needs some repairs - a priority being fixing the air conditioning unit - it is noisy, water leaking thru the bathroom ceiling and it never cooled the unit down even with all of the blinds drawn. Hopefully the owners have brought this to the attention of the HOA. We had quite a few minor issues and I am happy to report that issues were promptly addressed.
Totally impressed with the view. Beautifully appointed and appreciated the little extras to help out trips to the beach, like large beach towels, coolers, mats, etc.
Very comfortable luxury condo with spectacular views. The condo and location fully lived up to our expectations. We saw so many whales, including mom's and babies, right from our lanai. The beach was accessible right from the Maui Kai or we could walk on the boardwalk and take in the bar/restaurants. The grocery store was a short walk alway, along with the fish market and more. The pool was lovely and private, never crowded for the 3 weeks we were there. We rented a car and found we were well located for touring around Maui. We would definitely recommend this beautiful condo!
We booked this condo during a previous visit to Maui and when we decided we were making that trip again, we immediately went to check and see if it was available. It is very popular so needs to be booked months in advance. The complex is smaller than most in the area but directly on the beach. There are large windows on two side (one with the patio) so you can see quite a distance from the 10th floor. The pool area is very private and always has lounge chairs available so no need to get up early to rush out and "save your chair". Plenty of parking and you can walk to many smaller eateries and the grocery store. Kitchen has everything you need. We really enjoyed our time and Maui and staying at the Maui Kai.
Great spot with everything you need, beautiful view. Bed was very comfy. We got to see some whales out in front of the condo.
The view was amazing the condo however had a few issues Only very hot water in the kitchen sink, refrigerator leaked out the bottom all over the floor refrigerator look is not stainless???? air conditioning was so loud it continue to wake us up constantly in the master bedroom as it came on and off. The condo overall needs a little TLC drawer in the bathroom does not work properly shower is difficult to use and needs to be carefully turned off so it does not drip continually. Being on vacation we did not bring attention to these matters while we were there because we didn't want to deal with anyone coming in to service things. We just went through a complete remodel on our own home and had no desire dealing with home repairs we did however let the management team know via email of the issues and they said they repaired after our visit. I guess the next guess we'll find out We had a great 20th year anniversary and enjoyed Maui however the condo was disappointing.
We stayed in this condo for our honeymoon and it was amazing. The views from the lanai are unsurpassed and we could see turtles and fish swimming by below every day. We didn't want to leave! My only complaints are the lack of lighting in the bathroom. It's very dark - especially in the shower! Also, the pictures & older reviews are misleading regarding the beach. It was washed out a couple of years ago by a hurricane so there is no direct beach access in front of the condo and there is no taking a walk down the beach as some reviewers mentioned. We had to use the beach at the resort next door or drive to a beach. The reasonable price, nicely updated condo and breathtaking views more than make up for the inconvenience. Go to The Snorkel Store nearby if you want to rent equipment. Very helpful staff and they gave us a bunch of coupons for local restaurants. Check out Miso Phat sushi - it's in a strip mall but the such is to die for - try the TNT roll! The Sea House on Napili Bay has a great happy hour. Overall a great stay in Maui, we hope to be back soon!
This place was perfect for my wife and I. We loved the top floor condo with amazing views. Nothing better to wake up to an ocean view while vacationing. The condo was perfect for relaxing, cooking and had all the amenities. The unit is top floor and on the side so you have views both ways. Nicely updated, hardwood floors, newer appliances and windows all around. The building was great; had a BBQ, pool area with full kitchen, and hot tub. Wasn't too crowded like the big resort but your could walk to Dukes or nearby beaches in minutes. Would definitely recommend this condo and will be coming back as often as possible. Thank you!
We recently booked a trip to Maui to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. This was to be a once in lifetime adventure for 2 Canadians. This condo is a perfect gem, located on the ocean's edge and at the end of the beautiful golden sand beach in Kaanapali Shores. There is a spectacular view from the lanai and although we did some fine dining on the island we never wanted to leave the unit and often ate out on the private lanai enjoying watching frolicking whales and post card perfect sunsets. The condo is modern, clean and well equipped and the pool area was quiet and the BBQs are kept spotless. This is a very central location to both visit/shop in the quaint town of Lahania and explore the rugged, unspoiled shoreline of the Honolua area. There was no need to ever use the AC as there was always a constant ocean breeze with the sound of the waves lulling us to sleep. Needless to say this once in a lifetime experience has turned into "when can we go back" and we are dreaming about when we will return to this unit at the Maui Kai.
We were overwhelmed the minute we walked into the condo. The location right on the water was exactly what we were looking for. Spotted several sea turtles and too many whales to even count. Location to the boardwalk was also a plus. We will definitely be back...
We just returned from our 8 night stay at this spectacular and one of a kind ocean front condo. We have stayed many places in Maui but this has to be the best of the best! We felt like we were on a cruise ship with the ocean right below us. It was breathtaking! My husband and I would recommend this condo to anyone that wants a unique and once in a lifetime experience. Thank you to Tom and Lucinda Coffey for their prompt response to all of our questions. We look forward to returning to this condo as soon as possible!!!!
My husband and I just returned from our trip to Maui. We have been to Maui several times but I have to say that staying in this condo was the best of the best! It's an experience we will never forget! Being right on top of the ocean made us feel like we were on a cruise ship. I can't say enough great things about this unit but I will tell you we will be returning as soon as we can. We LOVED every minute of it and want to thank the owners for their quick response to any questions that we had along the way. You can't go wrong with staying here and I guarantee that your trip will be magical!
My wife and I wanted to celebrated our 30th anniversary in Maui and couldn't have chosen a better location. The view from the lanai was spectacular and included watching sea turtles in the water right below us. You can walk a long way on the beach which was not very crowded. We made the short drive to Lahaina several times enjoying the atmosphere, shopping and good selection of restaurants. The condo is very well equipped including beach chairs, beach towels, and a cooler. It is comfortably furnished and we felt at home immediately. There are many great beaches in Maui and Kaanapali is among the best. It is good for swimming and a short drive to Black Rock provided excellent snorkeling with a wide variety of fish and sea turtles to see. A return to Maui might be a number of years away, but we will definitely return to Maui Kai # 1008.
My husband and I chose this gorgeous condo for our very belated honeymoon and it was worth the wait! It was such a beautiful and modern condo with all the comforts of home including beach towels, blow dryer and ironing board/iron.The view is absolutely breath taking and we spent most mornings and evenings dining on our lanai and enjoying our spot in paradise!
My husband and I stayed here while celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Words can't express how much we enjoyed our stay. The view is outstanding and the unit is top notch. Not a day went by where we didn't sit out on the lanai to watch the ocean. The unit is everything it promises to be and more and the pictures just don't do it justice. You can't go wrong with this condo and will find all the relaxation Maui brings in the awe-inspiring sunset views off the lanai. The kitchen is well stocked and the owners were even so kind as to provide beach towels for our stay. We had very high hopes and expectations for this trip and our stay here only enhanced our vacation. Thank you so much to the Coffey family for helping to make our vacation a trip we'll never forget.
Great location, amenities, kitchen... Breathtaking ocean view... Clean...Peaceful...
My wife and I recently spent a week in Maui and have a difficult time finding the right words to describe the condo...it is absolutely fantastic!!! From the beautiful view, the wonderful furnishings and amenities, its convenient location, everything about the condo is the best! We loved the lanai and the stunning view. We watched whales and sea turtles over coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening. We enjoyed snorkeling right in front of the condo as well. The furnishings make for an incredibly comfortable stay and the kitchen is fully furnished. We traveled throughout the island and found the location to work very well for us. The condo is just a few miles from Lahaina, so you have numerous dining and shopping choices there as well as a couple of great restaurants we liked nearby - Okazuya Deli, The Fish Market and Dukes. The owners were very prompt in responding to questions and were very helpful with suggestions regarding our visit. Excellent service in every way. We would highly recommend this vacation home and hope to return there in the near future ourselves. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
The place is absolutely stunning. The design and layout is stunning and you can tell that every little detail was given a lot of thought. The pictures really don't do it justice. Especially the view. It was like being on a yacht.
Very impressive view from this condo!!! Really enjoyed having coffee and cocktails on the lanai! You can watch the sea turtles from the Lanai. Pictures and description was right on target, it was very clean, well kept and updated. The owners were great over email answering our questions. The property is very clean and well maintained also and the staff is very friendly. Great pool area with full kitchen and two grills. Would definitely recommend this unit. I only wish there was another TV in the bedroom, my husband and I don't always watch the same shows!! I know I know, we were in Maui what were we doing watching TV! lol Also took some amazing pictures of the sunsets right from the room! This is the side of the island you want to be on if you want sunsets!
I can't believe how well done this place was. The smallest details like the honsgrohe fixtures and the intricate tile work show that the owners really care about delivering a quality accommodation. The photos really don't do this place justice. Im going to stop talking now because Im spoiling my secret get away spot.
If I had a time machine I would have stayed longer than 2 weeks. It seemed like time just flys by when your living the life of a queen in a penthouse suspended over the pacific. There are so many wonderful restaurants withing walking distance which made it easy for us to grab our food to go and take it back to the condo with us. The kitchen is state of the art and well equipped to cook. We enjoyed our meals out on the lanai looking up at a full moon and trillions of stars
Recently stayed at this beautiful unit with my husband. Great location near grocery store and fish market. Beach is nice - about three minutes walk along the beach (south) takes you to a finished walkway which goes past many of the hotels along the beach. We walked (about 15 minutes) to visit friends who were staying at the Westin. I must say that it is worth it for the view. Whale watching from the balcony (we brought binoculars), several full rainbows (rarely seen where we live), stunning sunsets. We only used the a/c about half the time. There is enough of a breeze in the unit that you didn't need to keep it on. Furniture and bed were comfortable, internet was good and the kitchen was nicely outfitted for a cook - sharp knives and some basic spices were appreciated. Laundry is by the elevator and the room is kept very clean (you can buy all-in-one sheets of detergent/fabric softener for $1 from the office - $1.25 per load). We had some friends visit and they will also recommend this unit to other friends - I felt as if I were on the balcony of a cruise ship - so much ocean, we didn't want to leave sometimes - enjoyed having breakfast out there in the mornings. The unit was as described, which is always nice. If you don't have a car, there is plenty to walk to - grocery (with great wine selection), The Fish Market (awesome crab cakes and poke) and Ono Taco (on side street across from ABC store) - must try! We would recommend to friends and stay here again.
We've been to a couple of the other islands in Hawaii and finally made it to Maui. We normally stay at a hotels or resort for our vacations. Staying at this condo at the Maui Kai has changed my outlook on renting a condo for vacations. We woke every morning and enjoyed coffee and breakfast on the lanai at our own pace. We had everything we needed and more in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. We honestly felt like we were at home which also made it even more difficult to leave. I look forward to returning back to this home many more times. We enjoyed it so much we didn't get to see all the island, there is always next time :)
We really enjoyed having our own little home away from home in Kaanapali. The view was unbeatable. The snorkeling in front was awesome. There were great restaurants near by.
The details truly make this place special. There is really no words to describe the comfort of living luxury at the top of a penthouse overhanging the ocean. The open floor plan, abundant full size windows, and tiled deck make it impossible to escape the oceanfront view of lanai and molokai. The windows In the back bedroom allowed for views of the West maui mountains.
From the other reviews I read, I knew I would be visiting a condo with a terrific view, but I did not know what to expect in terms of the interior. Wow! Koa wood florrs, leather couches, and granite detailing to say the least
Picture whales breaching, sea turtles bathing on the sand, and monk seals playing in the waives from the privacy of you own lanai. Don't take my word for it. Find out for yourself.
I could not believe how close I was to the ocean. The new koa wood floor and tiled deck were a real upgrade we got to experience from our last visit. It will be hard to find a view this good anywhere in the world
This was my first time in paradise and this condo, made a lasting frist impression. The view, the amenities, and the upgrades made this place unique
Its about time someone did it the right way. It was refreshing to walk into a condo and get everyting that was promissed to me and a little more. The listing said that the view was impressive, but the words used to describe it does not do it justice