Studio Condo, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
About Barbara Rubin
Our family has been vacationing at Maui Ka'anapali Villas for over 27 years. Our daughters, Emily and Dori grew up on this beach swimming, snorkeling, and hunting for beach glass. Our best vacation memories are of days spent here. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to buy our condo, and we look forward to sharing our joy with you.
Barbara Rubin purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Barbara Rubin chose Lahaina
We have loved this resort property for many years. The beach is pristine and uncrowded, and the water is crystal clear and warm. We boast the best snorkeling reef on Maui which stretches 1 1/2 mile north. Our grounds feature 11 acres of tropical landscaping offering a spacious feeling of low density living.
What makes this Condo unique
Growing up in Southern California, we always loved playing in the ocean. We fell in love with our resort the first time we visited. When we arrive, we kick our shoes off, don our swimsuits, grab our snorkels, and away into the sea we go!
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
My husband and I recently stayed at Barbara’s unit on the fifth floor and it was absolutely perfect to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary! The unit is beautiful, exactly as pictured and extremely clean. The staff at the condo were all very warm, kind and welcoming. We loved waking up early each morning to the beautiful ocean view, and. walking down the convenient boardwalk to Airport Beach to snorkel. Not only was it our best snorkeling area on the trip, but one day we even got to swim with a small octopus!!! It was amazing. We loved renting gear right next to the restaurant at the condo.
The condo provides everything you need to prepare a meal. We also enjoyed getting takeout from Gazebo Restaurant for some amazing pancakes and the best fried rice that is not to be missed. Another nearby takeout favorite was Honokowai Okazuya Deli - order the 12 ounce steak and Kung pao shrimp- you will thank us, and enjoy eating at the lovely table, with beautiful views, in the condo!! A couple restaurants that were standouts to dine in were Paia Fish on Front Street in Lahaina- your grilled fish is caught fresh each morning, and Sale Pepe, for amazing Italian food (and we have lived in Italy for 22 months for my husband's job)- do order their meatball appetizer with extra heavenly sauce and their prosciutto pizza which was delicious and very authentic. Had the pleasure to meet the owners and practice a little Italian.
For entertainment and fun happy hours, usually from 3 to 5 pm, we thoroughly enjoyed Monkeypods and Hula Grill in Whaler’s Village. We also thoroughly enjoyed listening to music on the rooftop at Fleetwood Mac’s. (Highly recommend reservations for Monkeypods).
Barbara is delightful to plan with, she will give you amazing places to try for your trip and she is very available if you need her. My only hesitation to give this review is I hope it will be available the next time we come to stay at the same unit we rented for this trip. Warmest Aloha, Susan and John B.
Aloha Lynn, We so appreciate you taking the time to reflect on your family vacation in our Maui condo. Thanks for rating us 5-stars. We look forward to your next trip back!
Mahalo, Barbara & Howard
Okay. Outdated. Easy access to Lahaina & Kaanapali with rental car.
This was my first Vrbo. Lessons learned: 1) the cleaning fee cost more than 50% of my 3-day stay fee, 2) I thought I had paid 100% in full before my stay, but when I checked in, I was assessed a facility charge. I felt as though the fees never ended. Parking was free. After all the fees, it probably wouldn't have cost much more to stay in a nice/updated hotel on Kaanapali.
Thanks for taking the time to express your concerns about your Maui vacation. Reserving a condo through VRBO allows you the comfort and security of knowing that your vacation accommodations have been responsibly documented and protected by their service fees. Let me clarify a few points that you mention. When you originally inquire, or submit a booking request, I always respond with a complete itemization of all fees, including cleaning, taxes, VRBO service fees, and resort facilities fees. Most resorts charge a daily facilities fee, and ours include the amenities of parking, WiFi throughout the property, use of the newly remodeled fitness center, Wednesday Mai Tai party, and the complimentary morning coffee & tea bar. This is the current realty of booking on-line, trying to remain competitive with huge, impersonal hotel chains, which charge more exorbitant fees than you can imagine! Also, I provide a 2-page Rental Agreement detailing all fees, resort protocols & policies, and payment receipts, which you acknowledge by signing before the reservation has been completed. You had only reserved my condo for 3 days, at a significantly reduced rate to fill an occupancy void, and amortized over such a short stay increased your overall expenditure. Booking a longer stay significantly reduces the charges. I trust this information has been helpful in helping you to plan further vacations. Barbara
Did not want to leave...
Making the reservation and talking to the owner was easy, very professional, courteous, and quick responses.
The condo was clean, well equipped in a great location, perfect for our family of four in a secure resort with tons of amenities.
We will be back! Many thanks!
Aloha Balazs, From your descriptions and photos, it sound like you and your family had a spectacular Maui vacation! I'm so glad I could help make the reservation and planning process through VRBO seamless for you. We love our beachfront Resort for the Aloha Spirit it shares with our guests. we will look forward to your next trip back. Mahalo, Barbara & Howard
This was a great unit! It is in a wonderful location, the beaches are fantastic and the resort is great. Barbara is Fantastic, accommodating and helpful! Great list of “Favorites “. I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you♥️
Aloha Christina, We're pleased that you and your family had a great time in our Maui condo. From your description, it sounds like you availed yourself to all of the amenities that our beachfront resort has to offer. We look forward to your next trip back! Hui Hou! Barbara & Howard
Our vacation was amazing.
The process was easy and staff was wonderful. It’s the perfect location. We were centralized in between activities we had planned in other areas. Definitely can not wait to come back again.
Aloha Kristin, I take great pride in streamlining the reservation process through VRBO for our guests. We agree that the Resort is convenient to shopping, entertainment, restaurants....and let's not forget our magnificent beach! We look forward to your next trip back. A Hui Hou! Barbara & Howard
Our oceanfront resort is located on the best stretch of Ka'anaplai Beach, just 1/2 mile north of Black Rock. We are close to many water-related activities, golf, shopping, luaus, and restaurants, all within 5-10 minutes. The town of Lahaina is a 5 minute drive south.