Condo, Studio, Ocean View, King Size Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Aloha and thank you for visiting our condo listing. I'm Mike I live in California. I like to get away from it all from time to time and Maui is where I go. I've owned unit 1204 at the Royal Kahana Resort since 2006. 1204 is the best studio condo compared to all the other studios based on it's location in the building and the view from the unit. If you've stayed in one of the other studios at the Royal Kahana it's time to stay in the best and 1204 is it. I welcome you to stay in my Maui home and relax in our little piece of paradise.
Mike purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Mike chose Kahana (Maui)
The Royal Kahana Resort is located on the beautiful West Coast of Maui in the town of Kahana and is surrounded by Maui's spectacular natural beauty and is located right on the Kahana Bay. The Royal Kahana Resort has a lot to offer you. Swim in the heated pool and sun yourself on the spacious pool side deck or on the lawn near the ocean in our lounge chairs. There are 5 gas-fired barbecue grills just outside the pool area. There is a fitness room, ping-pong, shuffleboard and corn-hole game. There are no resort fee's. Free wifi. Free parking, you can park underground or at ground level. The Royal Kahana Resort has 3 elevators. A Concierge Desk is in the lobby for booking your activities. Just a 5-minute drive to Kaanapali or Kapalua, and just a 10-minute drive (if that) to the historic whaling town of Lahaina. Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua have some of the best shopping, restaurants and don’t forget the Golf on the island of Maui.
What makes this Condo unique
Besides the view from the unit, the amenities at the Royal Kahana and the location on the West side of Maui we have The Kahana Gateway Shopping Center right across the street. No need to get in to your car and drive to Lahaina or Kaanapali for shopping, the super market or for a nice dinner, just walk across the street up in to the Kahana Gateway Shopping Center, where you can have a bite to eat at Maui Brewing Company American & Island Style Cuisine Microbrewery or for a quick bite there's a Mc Donald’s. Get a gourmet cup of Coffee from Hawaiian Village Coffee House. There is a Whalers General Store and Gas Station, Smile Nail Salon & Massage, Snorkel Bob's to rent you'r snorkel equipment, a Bank of Hawaii with an ATM. We are fortunate to have the Kahana Gateway Shopping Center right across the street. That's why I think the town of Kahana and the Royal Kahana Resort is one of the best places to stay on Maui. Do yourself a favor don’t get caught up in the crowds and the high prices in Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua come stay at the Royal Kahana Resort in the town of Kahana and take a deep breath slow down and relax in the Hawaiian life style.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking in the condo or on the lanai.
Check-in is at 3:00pm and Check-out is at 11:00am. No early check in or late check out, book an extra night to cover your needs.
No smoking. No E Cigarettes. No surfboards. No bicycles allowed in the condo or on the lanai. No pets allowed. No babies or children. No parties.
Beside the cancelation policy there will be no refunds for weather cancelations or any other reason, purchase insurance.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This condo is truly amazing... All the amenities you need are available to you. Mike has covered all the necessities, well except for your groceries of course! But that's all you need to enjoy this paradise!
Renting a car is a must to visit the island!
If you want to see whales, I'd suggest you book from Nov to May.... And you'll most likely view them from your balcony! Mike has 2 sets of binoculars for your viewing pleasure! We will definitely come back to this beautiful paradise! Thank you Mike for all your help and hospitality! You've made our vacation a memorable one! Mahalo
John and Colleen (Montreal Québec Canada)
We really enjoyed our stay at the condo at the Royal Kahana Resort. That we were not there as guests of the resort but rather a private owner did not affect the resort staff from being very helpful and the concierge Rebecca particularly so. While the pool area was under construction during our stay, we were able to view the partially completed project after the pool had been filled and I'd say that once it's completed, tenants will find it quite enjoyable.
Pros: The condo is located in a very convenient area, there are local shops, stores and restaurants for groceries and common shopping needs, and the resort is only a block off the main road. The condo is beautifully appointed and has a great ocean view, and the owner provided sufficient contacts to show that he was actually concerned that we enjoy our stay. The balcony was lovely to enjoy our morning coffee on and enjoy the sunrise, but as mentioned in his listing, if we wanted a sunset view during our visit, we had to go to the beach. Mike (the owner) provides noodles, boogie boards, beach chairs, and some snorkel gear for use, and it's but a very short walk to the beach.
Cons: While we knew it was a studio, we didn't actually follow that thought through. It is quite small (as listed, about 500 square feet). Good if you don't plan on being there much, but for us, a bit tight. While the kitchen is nicely furnished, there is no storage space for food unless you remove dishes, etc. from the cabinets or store everything in the fridge. Storage space in the condo is limited to a small, 6-drawer dresser as every other cabinet and drawer, and even space under the bed, is occupied by supplies for the condo. We were fortunate enough that we could nest our luggage together or we 'd not have had space in the condo for it as the one closet is mostly occupied by the above-mentioned beach gear.
Summary: It's a great place if you're looking for a small but convenient quality-furnished property and you plan on spending most of your time out and about. I'd imagine the view is outstanding for whale-watching if you're fortunate enough to be there for whale season.
Royal Kahana Condo 1204
We decided to go to Maui for our honeymoon and this condo was the best fit for us! Mike kept in contact before, during and after which made the process very easy and enjoyable. The condo is exactly as listed, no surprises. The view is amazing!! The beach is easily accessible along with beach accessories that are provided. Everything was perfect!! We had a late flight home Saturday and being that check out was at 11am, Mike made sure to inform us on things we could do around the resort in the mean time. Which was SO helpful!! We plan on going back sometime for whale season and we will definitely be staying here again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
The minute you walk in, there is the most breathtaking view. Mike's condo is everything he said it is. Close to so many wonderful site seeing adventures you can get into while your there. The Lanai is one place that you enjoy every morning with a cup of coffee and the sea turtles are fun to watch come up for air. We will be back again. Thank You So Much Mike. R& L From Oregon
We weren't especially pleased with the beach or the view. The beach was very small and there were buildings blocking the view. The condo was clean, well kept and well stocked.
Hi DeDe and Tom. Thank you for renting my condo and I'm glad you had a good time in Maui. Please be a little more diligent about reading all the information and looking at all of the photos in any listing before booking. You may have been a little more pleased and had a better understanding what was there, my listing is accurate. I wish you all the best in the future and take care.
Beautiful condo right on the beach with a top story view. Would definitely return.
Easy check in, Mike was in contact with us before the renewal dates to ensure an easy stay. The resort staff was friendly and ther condo had beautiful views. Would definitely return when visiting maui