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Kahana Nui Villa - The most luxurious and private beach front estate on Maui.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Kahana Nui Villa is a permitted vacation rental homes in Maui County .(CUP #2002/0017)


For many visitors to Maui the idea of staying in a private tropical beachfront estate appears impossible or just an idyllic scene of yesteryear. But a stay at the Kahana Nui Villa will make this dream come true.

As you enter through your own automatic wood gate, you'll find yourself immediately greeted in the courtyard with a towering Monkeypod tree surrounded with lush tropical gardens. Many people  immediately wander around the house first and are astonished to discover Kahana Nui is carefully nestled steps away from Maui's incredible marine sanctuary. It is not unusual to spot spinner or bottlenose dolphins playing, or humpback whales breaching just off shore. Sometimes you'll find giant green sea turtles (honu) or even endangered monk seals sunning themselves on the sand. Early risers, may wake to enjoy a stunning sunrise and discover local fisherman casting their traditional nets or spear diving for octopus (tako) in the shore break.      

Looking toward the ocean the views from the front of Kahana Nui stretch from the south shore of the island of Lana'i to Mokuniki just off shore of the north east edge of Moloka'i. These views are not just from the tranquil yard, but even from two stories of glass lined lanais not to mention from the comfort of the king size beds in four of the oceanfront master suites facing west inside the home.

The house itself is centered in the middle of the estate on large poles rising up towards the clouds. As you ascend the stairs and enter you are surrounded with unique architecture adorned in grand details commissioned by Indonesian artisans. Referred to by the locals as "The Bali House", Kahana Nui is a six bedroom, four and a half bath luxury oceanfront home on the beach in Kahana conveniently positioned between historical Lahaina Town and the exclusive resort area of Kapalua on the west shore of Maui.  The open-air and open-floor house was specifically designed to take advantage of the gentle trade wind breezes. The front of the house features a massive retractable floor-to-ceiling glass wall that easily slides away to create a refined indoor/outdoor oceanfront living and dining experience. On the rare occasions when the tradewinds ebb, each bedroom is equipped with their own individual air conditioning units.

For beach lovers, there is "no place like home" when you stay at Kahana Nui. Mere steps across the pillowy soft lawn you have your own escape to swim, snorkel, stand up paddle all directly in front of the home. However, if you like adventure some of the world's most renowned beaches are just minutes away - Kaanapali Beach to the south and Napili Bay to the north. However, most guests find themselves mostly swimming in the freshwater Honu pool, sunbathing poolside listening to the waterfall, or relaxing in the large hot tub sipping a Mai Tai with the jets on high.

Love golf?  Simply take a left out of the gate and idle north on Lower Honoapiillani Road (known around here as "sLower road.) where just minutes away are both the technically challenging PGA Plantation Course and it's more approachable sister The Kapalua Bay Course.

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Suzy Moffett
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Suzy Moffett

Aloha! My Name is Suzy Moffett and I have enjoyed all the wonders Maui has to offer to those of us lucky enough to live here: Surfing, Fishing, Hiking, Fantastic Dining, Unreal Sunsets. My family and I have our home on Maui and run Kahana Nui as an extension of our family home. Our guests become part of our extended Ohana.

Suzy Moffett purchased this house in 1999

Why Suzy Moffett chose Lahaina

When we built Kahana Nui, we dreamed of creating a unique home that would complement the beauty of this idyllic location. Our plans were to build a 'pole house', but we did not want it to have the appearance of a “house on poles”. A concept was developed for a ground level Lanai adapting the openness of the Bali style homes. By having beautiful, carved screens integrated into the supporting structure, a “Balinese Lanai” could be added to enhance the home. Trips were made to Bali and Java. The skill of the carvers and uniqueness of many items expanded the concept. The carved screens were used throughout the house. The furnishings were combined with decorations to capture the Bali Style. Many ideas were suggested and different approaches tried until the house evolved as you now see it.

What makes this house unique

Pure Luxury In Paradise! Ocean breezes keep the climate temperate year round. From your choice of the upper or lower decks, you will enjoy spectacular views of the Islands of Lanai and Molokai. Magnificent sunsets are a daily pleasure. Located Only a few miles north of Lahaina and Kaanapali, in Kahana, Maui, the home sits on its own private little piece of oceanfront paradise. This location is ideal for shopping and dining out and is conveniently located just minutes from the West Maui airport and the world class Kapalua golf courses, as well as surf spots and unreal hikes.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Lahaina, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 90 days prior to arrival is 100% refund.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Sunset - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks
    Royal Java - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks
    Roccoco - toilet , shower , shared bath with back bedroom
    Bali Suite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Roccoco Room - 1 king , walk out oceanfront lanaina, walk in closet, flat screen tv,
    Sunset - 1 king , Oceanfront walk out lanai, walk in closet, flat screen tv, a
    Royal Java - 1 king , walk out oceanfront lanai, flat screen tv, ac,
    Bali Suite - this is the room connected to Bali Suite, has 2 twins
    Back bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Den - Large tv, sofa
    Bali Suite - 1 king , walk out oceanfront lanai, ac, flat screen, connecting room
  • My home sleeps 12 very comfortably. There are 2 fold out floor futons if you have a few extra small children. There is also a pack n play.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Kahana Nui Villa - The most luxurious and private beach front estate on Maui.
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
Newport Beach

Fantastic home away from home for our family of 14! We loved the great location and the ambience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 14, ages 70 to almost 2, were all comfortable in this lovely home! From the early morning rainbows to the spectacular evening sunsets, this place was like a Hollywood movie set!! The kids and parents all enjoyed the pool when we were not out snorkeling or going to a luau or taking a family photo at Baby Beach! The proximity of this home to the great beaches and good eating spots in Lahaina and Kapalua was one of the reasons I booked this particular place and we were not disappointed! The owner, Suzy, was very responsive to any questions or needs that we had during our stay. One of the highlights of our trip was Chef Bryce, a Suzy referral, who came in to make a fabulous dinner for our whole family, some who are gluten free, on one of the last nights of our stay. Needless to say, none of us ever wanted to leave our little piece of Paradise, but we are already looking at dates for next year! It’s a wonderfully peaceful place to spend time with your loved ones!

  • Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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50th wedding anniversary

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property. We went with extended family to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary and everything was purpose.

  • Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and a few close friends stayed at Kahana Nui Villa for 6 nights and it was absolutely amazing. The style of the house itself was very unique and looks exactly like the photos! Our large group never once felt cramped either. This was my first time in Hawaii and honestly I just wanted to stay here all day and enjoy the beach and pool. When I did choose to go into town it didn't take long. We had a couple of questions throughout our stay and Suzy was very attentive.

One of my favorite parts about this home was opening the windows at night and listening to the ocean. This home was paradise and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal experience for 13 people, would absolutely come back

  • 5 of 5

This fantastic house made our week log stay in the Kahana area truly unforgettable. The house interior is beautiful, the great pool was used every day, and the ocean facing backyard turned every evening into a special group sunset viewing experience. Convenient location on west Maui, plenty of room for a big party including kids, and a great & helpful property owner. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Cathy, next time try to come during whale season and you will never leave the property. Suzy
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The BEST house on Maui for families and groups

  • 5 of 5

I spent weeks combing Craigslist, Air Bnb and VRBO for a location for our women's retreat and was so grateful to stumble upon this house and the owner, Suzy. From the moment I first stepped into this home, I felt like I walked right into paradise.

The floor plan is open and expansive with completely unobstructed views of the ocean. We only saw a couple people on the beach out front, and heard nothing from neighbors, so even though the home is in a neighborhood, we felt like we were completely alone.

We loved eating meals on the upper patio overlooking the ocean, swimming in the pool and hot tub during the day and watching the breathtaking sunsets in the evenings.

Our group of 12 had plenty of private space and areas to hang out. The rooms are so quiet that even when we had babies crying in the bedrooms, nobody could hear it in the rest of the house.

Everything we needed was provided for in the home, so much so that we wish we'd brought 1/2 as much stuff. Pack n plays, pool toys, sand toys, ping pong table, beach towels, chairs, water shoes, kids snorkel equipment, a fully stocked kitchen with everything you'd ever need to prepare huge meals.

The design of the home was beautiful without being ostentatious or with fussy things that kids would easily break. If you enjoy details and design, you will love the Tahitian imported doors, coffee tables and wood carvings and fun details and artwork throughout. The outer grounds had a variety of interesting sculptures and touches that did not go unnoticed.

I will forever dream of this spacious, expansive villa by the sea and hope we can come again soon. Thank you for making our stay perfect <3

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Camille, let me know when you want to do it again. Suzy
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Ventura, CA

Wonderful home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Great spacious rooms and common area. Shag carpets a little dated but pool and jacuzzi were great and we loved our five days there with 3 other golf couples!

  • Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Kapalua West Maui


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Lahaina, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Holiday rate
Dec 19 2018 - Jan 3 2019
7 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2019 - Dec 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 19/20
Dec 18 2019 - Jan 4 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,328.4
cleaning C$996.3 + Tax

100% refund prior to 90 days. There is also a $600 outclean charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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