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Bedrooms 2
Space 925 sq ft
Property type condo


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 story 2nd level beach front condo

THE MAKANI A KAI RESORT 'ON THE BEACH' is the smallest resort in Maalaea with only 24 units, and one of only two complexes that have full beach front access. You can't get closer to the Pacific ocean than you can in this bright spacious fully air-conditioned 2nd floor, two story condo. You have breathtaking views of the Maalaea Bay, the grand Haleakala volcano and the sparkling lights of Kihei at night.

Enjoy whales jumping 100 yards off shore during season and beautiful waves breaking on the shallow reef beyond the beach. This condo is conveniently located within walking distances to beach parks, restaurants, shopping and fabulous boating and yachting at the Maalaea Harbor.

It has a bright and cheery tropical island personality with tile floors, an extra large loft master suite with a cal king bed, a queen bed in guest room, air conditioning, free wireless Internet, DVD, cable TV and a well stocked kitchen. Pillows, towels and sheets are provided. There is a private lanai, pool, BBQ and beach side lounges in the sprawling lawn running parallel to the beach just steps from your front door. . Beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels, coolers, body boards, masks, snorkels and fins are all available for your beach excursions. Binoculars are also available for whale watching. Free on site parking and shared laundry facilities

Come enjoy paradise by the beach.

Per HI State Law our Hawaii Tax ID No. is TA-110-915-7888-01

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Bill Lamkin
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Maalaea, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full bathrooms; one upstairs and one downstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master loft bedroom has a king size bed and private bathroom. Downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed. There is also a twin air mattress available. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(45 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews
Eagle Idaho

We all loved this property!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is fantastic! The location is amazing as it is right on the beach with very easy access. It is the last complex in the row and opens up to a public beach you can walk on for hours. Even though it was right next to a public park access, it was never overrun by lots of people and the ones who were enjoying the public beach were very respectful of the property lines in front of the condo which was nice to see. There was always nice options to set up beach chairs and towels.

The turtle watching was amazing both from the beach and the upper deck of the condo unit. We spent all of our free time on the beach, lawn or on the deck enjoying the beautiful Maui sun rise and sun sets.

The condo itself was very comfortable and well stocked. My sons loved the boogie boards and fins/snorkel sets. We loved the size of the complex. So many on Maui are very large but we felt safe and happy in this smaller beautifully landscaped complex.

We really appreciated Bill's updates as we came closer to our check in date. We had a question when we first arrived and he returned our call in about 2 minutes! Very impressive!

We would highly recommend this beautiful unit to anyone and will be excitedly sharing memories and recommendations to our family and friends.

Thank you Bill for everything!

  • Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Leann. We are glad you enjoyed Makani A Kai and our condo. Hope to see you back soon. Aloha, Bill & Cris
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Buffalo, NY

Great condo with spectacular views and great location central to everything

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our trip to Maui and absolutely loved staying in the condo! Our favorite part was morning coffee on the Lana’i watching all the whales. Morning walks along the beach were great as well. You can walk for several miles and feel like you have the beach all to yourself. The condo is in a great location- perfect for a boat trip out of Maalaea harbor, but also central to both Ka’anapali as well as Wailea. The extra amenities provided were an added bonus - fresh fruit, coffee, and cookies for our first morning ( which was greatly appreciated after a long day of travel). Plus beach chairs and umbrella, cooler, snorkel equipment, boogie boards, etc. You are even providing with quarters to get laundry started if needed! So much more than I have ever been provided when previously renting a vacation condo! We were so sad to leave and I already miss waking up to the spectacular view and the sound of the ocean! Bill and Cris - thanks for providing us with a great stay - we will be back!

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Elizabeth for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo and hope to see you back soon. Aloha, Bill & Cris
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Deserves more than 5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Makani a Kai...every detail was thought of and provided, from plenty of hangers and towels, fresh fruit and treats upon arrival, extra bedding, a cooler and beach supplies in the storage closet, and quarters to get your laundry going!! The location is perfect: close to several restaurants, a gas station, and central to all areas of the island. Most importantly, its beachfront position cannot be matched! We watched the sea turtles every morning while drinking our coffee, and the beach itself is the nicest one we found in all of Maui for walking the beach and enjoying the mesmerizing surf. Bill and Cris, thank you so much for sharing such a fabulous vacation rental...we couldn't be happier with every aspect of our stay here!!

  • Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the great review Wendy, Wayne and Loren. It was nice visiting with you and I hope you come back soon. A hui hou, Bill
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Orange County, California

Our new happy place!

  • 5 of 5

Every detail was to ensure your stay would be remembered on this cozy condo on the bay of Ma'alaea!

We arrived to tropical fruit, coffee and Maui inspired cookies -such a nice surprise!

The whale watching from the balcony and lanai was spectacular!

We will be back soon and definitely stay longer!


  • Submitted: 8-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the great review Diane. Look forward to seeing you next year. Aloha, Bill
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Most amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I had booked this trip almost a year in advance. My dad had passed away at the end of October, and we all needed something to look forward to, and Hawaii sounded perfect. This was the second place I contacted on VRBO, but my first choice! The pictures don't lie. You are looking right down at the beach, and it's a very short walk down to the soft, sandy beach. We didn't even use the pool because the beach was so close!

As the other reviews say, everything you need is in the unit from bandaids to laundry detergent. We can't wait to come back. We didn't even leave the first few days, other than to go get food! It was so relaxing and the sunrise was directly in front of us at that time of year. Speaking of - the unit definitely got bright so my ONLY suggestion would be to put some blinds on the top windows. But you'd need them to be remote control which is probably pretty spendy. That would be my only suggestion, and it's definitely not a dealbreaker! The owner (Bill) was so helpful from beginning to end. We definitely felt blessed to stay there for 10 days and we can't wait til the next time!! :)

  • Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Lynn. That was worth waiting for. Hope to see you back soon. A hui hou, Bill
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  • 5 of 5

The location itself is perfect. The beach is right there and we saw whales and turtles each day. A long stretch of lovely beach to walk each morning. The beach was not crowded, has good swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding etc. equipment is located in the condo to use. The condo is located between Kihei and Lahina which gives many options for dining and things to do. There are also a couple of restaurants that you could walk to. We enjoyed breakfast at Beach Bums. The condo has everything we needed, the king size bed and the air conditioning make sleeping at night very comfortable. The second bedroom is great for another couple or kids. The area is quiet, no traffic sounds, the lanai is designed in a way to give privacy from next door neighbors and a perfect view of the beach and sunrise each morning.

Bill thought of everything and he is very easy to work with. The fruit, cookies, coffee and juice he provided for our first morning was welcome as we were tired from our travels. The kitchen has all the utensils we needed - coffee pot, toaster, etc... we enjoyed coffee and fruit on the lanai and a walk on the beach before heading out for the day.

  • Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Maria, Mahalo for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed our condo. Hope to see you back soon. A hui hou, Bill
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Maalaea Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Maalaea, Hawaii

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High Season
Dec 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$160.48
Refundable Damage Deposit C$320.95
Tax Rate 14.41%

There will be a charge of $25 per person for more than 4 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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