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Romantic Direct Oceanfront! Quite, Private & Central to All of Maui

Bedrooms 1
Space 62 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Huge panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and outer islands - Sleeps 4

You Can Not Get Closer to the Ocean on Maui!

This romantic getaway is quiet & private yet central to everything.

Please scroll through all of the information and photos below. Call or email us any time if you still have questions.

Look no further for a perfect Honeymoon or Anniversary get-away, whether it's your first or your 50th!

This location has some of the most pristine and lightly visited beaches on the island - it is absolutely the best kept secret on Maui!

For whale watching there is not a better location. You are just a stones throw from the edge of Ma'alaea Bay where the whales, dolphins and sea turtles all visit. We do keep a pair of binoculars in the living room but you may not even need them when the action is close by.

From our new counters, bamboo cabinets, remodeled bathroom, furniture, and new king bedroom suite and mattress to the unparalleled panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and outer islands, you will love this cozy home. You'll have a front row seat for viewing whales, turtles, dolphins and boating activities.

You can't get closer to the ocean than this unit that is ideally situated and centrally located for all points on Maui.

Ma'alaea is famous for the bay the humpback whales use each year to birth and mate, and you'll see it all during the fall and winter months. Thinking of coming in the spring or summer? Why not sign up for a turtle patrol and watch for nesting green and Hawksbill turtles as you walk the longest beach on Maui. Walk the pristine and hardly used beach to Kealia Pond or Sugar Beach one direction, or walk to the Harbor shops and restaurants the other direction.

Our beautiful 1 bedroom/1 bath unit is on the second floor so the ocean feels like an extension of the living room and lanai. It is perfect for a single user or couple that wants a quiet retreat, yet central to everything on Maui. There are two elevators and stairway nearby, a security screen door to allow wonderful cross ventilation all night long, King sized bed, large TV's in both the bedroom and living room; ceiling fans in the living room, bedroom, and on the lanai; free secured wireless internet. Eat out on the large lanai as you gaze at the great Pacific or walk to what may become your favorite Maui restaurant.

We have thought of everything to make your home away from home comfortable and inviting; there are beach chairs, umbrella, coolers, snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach towels and much more for your use and enjoyment.

Because we are on-island owners, we can attend carefully to the needs of our condo and our guests. In addition we employ a management company to be certain our guests can reach someone anytime of day or night.

* Our calendar is always up-to-date. So if it shows your dates available then you can proceed to book with confidence. If for some reason our place is booked then VRBO will not allow the booking to go through.

*If the dates you want are booked check out our other front-row direct oceanfront property VRBO # 631819.

A short stroll away you will find:

- Ma'alaea Harbor where you can book any of the many ocean activities available on Maui including whale watching, snorkeling adventure and sunset dinner cruises.

- A number of fine restaurants including famous Beach Bums Bar and Grill and The Waterfront.

- There are also a couple of stores with most grocery needs as well as delis and fast food options.

- Maui Ocean Center aquarium (voted best attraction on Maui)

- Maui Golf & Sports Park is perfect for family fun

- Haycraft Park and Sugar Beach, The Longest and one of the most pristine, white sandy beaches on Maui stretches five miles all the way to Kihei.

- The Shops at Ma'alaea offers a variety of shopping and snacking options.

- Great snorkeling and surfing is right off your lanai!

Public Transportation: Most parts of the island can be reached from Ma'alaea via Maui bus services for only $2 per route.

If the dates you want are not available, be sure to check our other property that is also front-row direct oceanfront, 631819.

More Details

Jim and Victoria
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Jim and Victoria

I (Jim) grew up on the Big Island (Hawaii) and has lived on Maui for about 25 years. Victoria grew up in Santa Cruz, California and has also lived on Maui for about 25 years. We have owned and operated rental properties here in Hawaii for about 35 years so we know how to do it right. We take pride in the quality of our properties and the personal service we give. We feel blessed and lucky to be a small part of some very memorable experiences for our visitors. Besides always upgrading the property we have hired a full time management company to assure our guests can always reach someone if they have a need.

Why Jim and Victoria chose Maalaea

Ma'alaea is quiet & private yet central to everything and it has some of the most pristine and lightly visited beaches on the island - it is absolutely the best kept secret on Maui!

Having lived on Maui for roughly 25 years we could have bought anywhere on the island. But after looking at every direct oceanfront building, we had interest in only a couple and chose this one for it's location. We waited years for one of the perfect direct oceanfront units to become available, where we could enjoy the expansive ocean and outer island views throughout our home and step out to the beach any time of day or night. This was one of only six homes in the building that had all the elements we hoped for. Located in one of the smaller complexes on the island. it's location at Ma'alaea mean it's far less busy, quieter and more private than other like properties anywhere else on Maui. Our guests love it as much as we do and return year after year.

What makes this condo unique

This property is one of the most quiet, private and romantic locations on the island. We take pride in keeping the property clean and up-to-date. And unlike absentee owners, because we live on island, we have a unique opportunity to tune it up regularly! It's very important to us that our guests have a positive and memorable experience so they return and share our property with their friends. In addition we employ a management company to assure our guests that someone will be available at all times should there be a need. Warmest Aloha, Jim & Victoria


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 62 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Clean and bright - entire home recently remodeled.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King bed, night stands & lights, overhead fan/ light, closet, dresser. The quality sofa / sleeper in the living room allows for 2 additional guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Special Services: We can help maximize your valuable vacation time with these convenient options*. Special Greeting: Have flowers, candy, card or other special greeting in room upon your arrival. Personal shopping: Have your refrigerator, or anything else, stocked per your instructions upon your arrival. Personal chef: Have a culinary expert prepare a healthy hassle free meal. All types of food options to choose from. Personal shopper: A local specialist can assist you or shop for you. And if you like, your gifts can be mailed home. Special Decorations: You can have the condo decorated for special occasions like wedding, anniversary, birthday, etc. * Cost for above services will be a flat rate plus cost of materials. We’ll get you an exact number upon request.


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Romantic Direct Oceanfront! Quite, Private & Central to All of Maui
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews

Don't miss this property!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. It is located very centrally to many activities on Maui. It is walking distance from the Maalaea Habor where we went whale watching, snorkeling and fishing. It is a very peaceful and quiet property. We never felt rushed or in a heavy commercial location. For us, it was perfect. The condo was very well furnished and gave a real feeling of being home. The views from the lanai were beautiful. The sounds of the waves were relaxing and the beach a few steps from the condo was wonderful and uncrowded. We would highly recommend this condo. The owners were terrific in keeping us informed with all the info we needed. We would stay here again in a heart beat.

Gary & Ruth Ann

  • Submitted: 5-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelburne, VT

An amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

If one wants to stay in Maalaea then this is the condo. Jim & Victoria have thought of everything. All the emails to make sure our stay was perfect, and it was. Sitting on the lanai whale and sea turtle watching was great. One could not ask for better views.

People often complain about the beds when they travel. Not this place the bed was so comfortable. There is nothing that was not perfect while staying in this condo. There is so much to do here or just enjoy the quiet time. We can not thank Jim &. Victoria enough for all the thought they have put into making this a wonderful vacation.

Pat & Terry

Shelburne, VT

  • Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Floyds Knobs

Great property

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Victoria were awesome to deal with. They were great in communicating with us! The property is centrally located which made it easy to get anywhere in the island. Every evening we entertained by whales off the lanai! I could not say enough positive remarks about this condo! We hope to come back one day again!



  • Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pennie for choosing our place to celebrate your Marriage / Honeymoon and for taking time from your busy schedule to leave the nice 5 star review! We know how important it is to have someone you can reach at any time and get quick replies both before and during your holiday. That's why we make ourselves available as well as the management company we've hired to be available 24 / 7. As you discovered, this is THE most central oceanfront location on Maui and was a big factor in our decision when we acquired the place. I doubt there's a better place on the island to view the whales because Ma'alaea Bay is their main stomping grounds and you couldn't get any closer to the water than this place (two more reasons we chose this place). Thank you for visiting us from Floyds Knobs, Indiana and keep in mind that we tend to book up about 12 months in advance, especially for the high season. We look forward to your visit in 2019. Warmest Aloha, Jim and Victoria
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Great Location for Quiet Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you want a convenient, relaxing, oceanfront location without the hustle and bustle (and glamour, I guess) of a fancy resort then this is your spot. This condo is perfectly located for easy access to the airport, Costco, road to Hana, Haleakala and anywhere on the island. Jim and Victoria provide a lot of snorkel gear, some wet shoes, coolers, 1 boogie board, 2 beach chairs, a beach umbrella and binoculars. Sunrises over the Haleakala volcano as you sip your coffee on the lanai and watch the tour boats leave Ma'alaea Harbor for Molokini.

Open the hallway door to get a great breeze through the entire unit. We didn't use the air conditioner at all.

We enjoyed preparing our dinner at the community BBQ's and chatting with the building residents who gave us tips on things to do and see.

BTW: Download the 'Gypsy Guide' Driving Tour App for Maui. It's like having a tour guide in your car! We learned so much from this App as we drove around the island stress free!

Mahalo to Jim and Victoria for this providing this condo for vacationers.

Chris and Christine

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris and Christine for leaving this great review following your return home to Nepean, Ontario, Canada. We're glad you mentioned, "convenient, relaxing, oceanfront location without the hustle and bustle ... of a fancy resort" because we do get asked this question. Also happy to know you made use of some of the extras we enjoy supplying. Thanks for letting us know there's only 1 boogie board because we like to always keep 2 or more there. Please visit Maui again soon! Warmest Aloha, Jim and Victoria
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Carson City

Wonderful location, great place!

  • 5 of 5

This a a truly great location, couldn't have been much closer to the water with the sound of waves right outside the lanai. The hosts were accommodating in every way and made sure to check in with us to see if we needed anything. The condo is on the second floor and is very private, even when you are out on the lanai.

The harbor is only a short walk away, where you can book a snorkeling charter, see the aquarium and find a couple of really good restaurants. In the opposite direction, is access to a really nice beach that seemed to go for miles without any crowds, made for a great place to just beach it or to go for a walk. Because of the central location, it's a short distance to just about everywhere on the island, made getting around a breeze. We had a great time, would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: 6-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheryl and John for choosing our place as your home base for your Birthday celebration. Also thank you for taking the time to send us the kind note prior to your departure, "Aloha and mahalo Jim and Victoria. We had a wonderful stay, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Your location is so great, super convenient. Thanks again. Cheryl and John." We're so happy you found the location to be super convenient yet quiet and private. Like you, we also love beach which happens to be the longest beach on Maui, nearly 5 miles! What's really amazing is that our end of the beach is still a well kept secret and why you found it to be so private and quiet. Please be sure to visit again soon from Carson City, Nevada. You're now part of our Maui ohana (family). Warmest Aloha, Jim and Victoria
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San Jose

Awesome views, and centrally located on Maui.

  • 5 of 5

The property had awesome views and was literally 30 feet from the ocean. There was a small beach to the left, but not somewhere you could layout. For that you had to travel about a 1/2 down the road, but it was still close. The property is centrally located on Maui so you could go north, west or east very easily. The property had everything you would find at home (iron, fully stocked kitchen, Wi-For) that made our stay very comfortable. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Andrew and Lori. First and most importantly we want to thank you for giving us the best feedback we can ever hope for when you say, " I would definitely stay here again!" To us that means we have done our job to make you feel at home and have the most perfect and stress free time possible. We're glad you mentioned the beginning of Sugar Beach a short walk from the front door because it's the largest beach on Maui (almost 5 miles long) and is virtually empty on our end of it. Even though our place is THE most central oceanfront location on Maui, we enjoy a peace and privacy not found at most other oceanfronts on the island. Because San Jose, California is a short flight from Maui we expect to see you back here again soon! And you can expect the same level of service and aloha whenever you decide to stay with us. Just be sure to check our calendar and book as soon as possible because we are usually fully booked about 9 to 12 months in advance. Warmest Aloha, Jim and Victoria
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Nearest Airport
8.3 Miles
Kahului - About 10 minutes away
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Beachbum's Bar & Grill - Walking Distance
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Molokai/Lanai ferries
Nearest Golf
2.63 Miles
King Kamehameha Golf Club Resort - 18 holes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several restaurant within walking distance
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Just steps from your Lanai

All within walking distance is Ma'alaea Harbor with some fine restaurants including Buzz's Wharf, Beach Bums Bar and Grill and The Waterfront. The area also includes various shops,including local crafts. The Maui Ocean Center aquarium voted 'Best attraction on Maui', miniature golf and bumper boat park for family fun. Ma'alaea Yacht Harbor is the primary harbor for snorkeling and diving tours to Molokini, fishing excursions, whale watching and sightseeing or dinner cruises. For a nice walk along the beach, you can walk to the end of Hauoli Street to Haycraft Park and Sugar Beach, one of the longest and most pristine, white sandy beaches in Hawaii. It stretches five miles south to Kihei. There is also great snorkeling in this area due to the beautiful coral reefs located close to shore.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Maalaea, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017-18 Peak Season
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
2018-19 Peak Season
Dec 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

check-out housekeeping C$150.82 + Tax
HOA check-in- concierge C$43.99 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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