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Sharing our Blessings... Sunsets, Whales, Rainbows

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 777 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Top Rated - Gorgeous View- Beautifully Updated Luxury Condo

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

Our beautiful condo is located in the Royal Kahana Resort. This amazing property is nestled on beautiful Kahana Beach with views of Molokai and Lanai. Our unique location allows us peace and tranquility, yet we are walking distance to some great restaurants and a short drive to busy historic Lahaina Town. We are centrally located between Kaanapali Beach and Kapalua, giving us close access to some of the finest beaches in the world as well as the Pacific’s most spectacular golf courses.

THE CONDO:

• Beautiful Ocean View

• Bosch In-Room Washer and Dryer

• Central Air Conditioned.

• Comfortable New high-end Tempur-Pedic Mattress, May 2017, with Jennifer Adams Sheets

• Quality: Beach Chairs, Shades, Boogie Boards, Snorkel gear, Ice Chests, Binoculars and many, many other extras.

• Free In-Room High-Speed Wireless Internet

• In-Room Computer and Wireless Printer

• Fully-Stocked Kitchen (Beyond the basics)

• Granite Walk-In Shower with Bench. Overhead and Hand-Held Shower

• Sofa-Bed with comfortable 8” Mattress in Living Room

• Room Darkening blinds in the Living Room, a big plus for anyone sleeping on the sofa bed.

• Awesome Bluetooth 2-zone Sound System. iPod filled with various Hawaiian music and other playlists, CDs. Bluetooth to play your own music, 4-NHT Speakers.

* 50" 4K HD flat screen smart TV with 4 K Blue-Ray player in living room. 42" Flat Sony Flat Screen TV with Blue-Ray in Master Suite.

• Extensive Movie/BlueRay Collection (100+ choices), Music, Books, and Games!

• Views of the Island of Molokai

Why our condo??

We have a prime location here and our condo has a spectacular view of the ocean. Due to our location you can relax and enjoy the lanai anytime of day without the heat of the sun being overbearing. From our lanai, You can gaze upon the Island of Molokai, delight in the whales as they jump and play in the water (during whale season), gape at the wind surfers as they do their flips and tricks, spot turtles in the water and take in one of Maui's many rainbows or stunning sunsets.

At night, I love to sit out on the lanai and listen to the waves or depending on my mood, I may prefer to enjoy some Hawaiian music from our great NHT speakers. Our nights are surreal on Maui, from the gorgeous sunsets to the beautiful starlit skies. From our lanai, you can see it all. After you enjoy another gorgeous sunset, you can look out to the distance lights on Molokai, look up to the Big Dipper and relax to the crashing waves as they shimmer in the moonlight.

We do everything possible and spare no expense to make sure you have a nice, comfortable, convenient place to stay. Some may think we put too much money and time into our condo because it is "just a rental" and that renters will not take care of your things. We have found that not to be true. To us, it is not just an investment, this is a place where we love to stay. We are at a stage in our life where comfort and going first class is important to us, and this condo is first class!

THE ROYAL KAHANA RESORT:

• Large Heated Pool with Ocean View.

• Expansive oceanfront lawn area for sunbathing.

• Shaded Poolside Area with Tables, Chairs, and Loungers for Those That Want a Break From the Sun.

• Outdoor BBQ Grills

• Fitness Center

• Shuffleboard Court

• Ping Pong Table

• Full-Service Concierge

• Free Ground and Underground Parking

• Luggage Carts

• Three Elevators

All condos are individually owned and we take exceptional pride in our condo. Our condo is tastefully decorated in Hawaiian tropical theme to enhance your Maui experience. Guest satisfaction is extremely important to us and it is evident in our attention to details and extras that we supply!

We feel blessed to have this piece of paradise and want others to be able to enjoy it as much as we do. Some people may only be able to come to Maui once in their lifetime and we want to do all that we can to ensure a wonderful experience. Thought and attention to detail are noted throughout our condo, from USB charging stations and lighted makeup mirrors to all the other amenities left for our guests to enjoy!

Our hope is that when you stay in our condo, you will enjoy all the beauty and peace that surrounds you and after you venture out to enjoy many of Maui’s treasures, you’ll be able to return to a place that’s inviting and feels like home.

Our beach experiences seasonal changes due to directional currents which can change the size and appearance of our beach.. When we experience north swells(always in the winter months), it carries some of our sand south narrowing our beach. At these times, we may need to close access to the beach from our property due to high water levels. If this should happen, public beach access is a short 5-minute walk. We also have some world class beaches just a short 5-minute drive north and south of us. Each are unique and provide a variety of activities from snorkeling to bodysurfing. We have an information book in the condo describing the different beaches as well as other activities and restaurants in the area.

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More Details

Owner
Keri Leslie
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Keri Leslie

We live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The most important thing in our lives is our family. We have two wonderfully bright, kind children and both of them have received both State and National academic awards. They are no doubt my greatest accomplishment! I am truly blessed! Our eldest child just graduated Harvey Mudd College in Physics and Math. He will be teaching and pursuing his doctorate in Physics at UC Berkeley. Our daughter is a Junior at the University of Washington studying nursing. For us, retirement is about 3 years off or when we no longer have college expenses. :) Our family is musically oriented. My son is an accomplished upright bass player, with a passion for symphonic music. My husband is an awesome guitarist. My daughter is full of rhythm, is a percussionist and loves to dance. My husband and I grew up on barbershop harmony (a capella) and we have passed that down to our kids. In our free time, my husband and I play in a 60's/80's band. Our kids used to play in our band until they went off to college. I guess they didn't take us seriously when we told them that music comes first! :)

We also love to hike, snorkel and scuba dive. We have a list of our favorite spots in our informational book in the condo. Be sure to check it out.

Keri Leslie purchased this condo in 2001

Why Keri Leslie chose Lahaina

We had been coming to the Royal Kahana for a few years before we finally purchased our condo. We fell in love with the property and area, so when our condo came up for sale, we just couldn't pass it up. We bought this place to give us an oasis, to be able to get away from our busy lives and relax. This is our home away from home. We have put a lot of love and thought into decorating our condo and hope to someday spend more time here once we retire. I love remodeling and interior decorating and I owned a cabinet shop for a short time. So I love spending time decorating our condo. When I design and/or remodel, function is my number one priority. The details are really important to me as it makes the entire picture more beautiful and everyday things just flow. There may be many things that you don't even notice in our condo, but thought went into everything we have done.

What makes this condo unique

High-end appliances, furnishings, linens, and supplies. Designed for comfort. Condo contains more than just the necessities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Keri & Ted

Your condo was absolutely beautiful. The ocean view from the unit was fantastic. We have stayed in several ocean view condos in Maui and this is by far our favorite.

From the high quality furnishings to the wonderful Hawaiian themed decor, it was as good as it gets.



Thank you

Joe & Sue
Feb 2015
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 777 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Credit Card accepted for initial deposit, but the price quoted to you is based on paying your final payment by e-check or personal check
  • If you choose to pay your final payment via credit card, a 3% Credit card fee and any international fee's will be billed to you.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Granite walk in shower, with bench, handheld and overhead
  • Granite walk in shower, with bench and glass sliding doors. Raised rain shower head (to accommodate even the tallest guests) or divert the water to a handheld to target your spray. Privacy pocket door to shower and toilet. The vanity is separate allowing someone to use the vanity while allowing privacy for those needing to shower. Wall mounted lighted Make-up mirror in Vanity area. 2-blow driers, curling iron. Liquid shower soap, Shampoo, Crème rinse, lotion and q-tips provided. Basic first aid kit.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , One queen size sofa bed in Living room with 8' mattress:)!!!
    Bedroom - 1 king , 1-Cal King Bed
  • We have a very comfortable Tempur-pedic Cal King mattress with Jennifer Adams linens. This is the same high-end bed/sheets that we sleep on at home. The bedroom has a view of the ocean. Window coverings: Blinds and black out drapes. Blinds can be closed without black outs to allow for some light and view to come through. Glass sliding door out to Lanai with lined blinds. 42" Flat Screen TV, with BlueRay player, New high-end furniture; Lots of storage space. Make-up desk with lighted make-up mirror. Hawaiian ceiling Fan and light on remote control so that you don't have to get out of bed to adjust. Door to walk through closet to allow for privacy if someone wants to get uninterrupted sleep. Closet has mirrored sliding doors, full head to toe viewing. Large dresser mirror, across from window, I've actually seen a whale breach while I was drying my hair in the mirror (So Cool!). 2- NHT speakers to bring the music into the bedroom if you like. Convenience hooks, USB ports.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A/C, Computer for surfing the web, email etc., Wireless Printer(print from your phone, or computer), Beach chairs, boogie boards,ice chests (large and small) provided. Lighted Magnified Make-up mirrors in bedroom and vanity area. Washer and dryer. Movies, Books, Games. Convenience items: Binoculars, Hair Dryers, Curling Iron, Bathroom Scale, Luggage scale, Pop-Up Clothes Dryer Rack, Laundry Hamper. Basic cleaning equipment and supplies. In room washer and dryer, laundry detergent provided. In-Room Safe and many other misc. Complex: BBQ's, Shuffleboard, Snack bar, luggage carts, Fitness room, Elevators, Beautiful lobby

Reviews

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Sharing our Blessings... Sunsets, Whales, Rainbows
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 69 reviews
California
5

Fabulous condo!

  • 5 of 5

This condo did not disappoint! It is exactly as described, better actually. After just a few hours in the condo, my husband says, "it's like the owners thought of everything anyone would ever need while staying here and then added even more!" The use of space is fabulous, it really felt like being at home for us, it's cozy but open feeling. The ability to open the windows on both sides of the condo allowed for fresh tradewind air, but when we did need the air conditioner, it worked great.

A blu-ray movie collection, computer and printer, Keurig, even a Vitamix blender is provided for guests. The fridge has filtered water and an ice-maker.

Keri was great at communicating and we received all the info we needed for a smooth check in and checkout. Seriously, if you are considering this condo, it is hands down one of the nicest vrbo's we've ever stayed in.

And for us, the location was perfect, we LOVE Kapalua beach and it is right up the road. As other reviewers have stated, the beach while we stayed here is non-existent but that does not detract from the amazing views from the resort and the condo itself.

I really could go on and on about how fabulous this place is but you'll have to book it yourself to really see what all the reviewers are talking about. Thank you Keri for sharing your blessings with others! We hope to come back to your beautiful condo soon!

  • Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Lauren, Thank you for taking the time to review. It's funny what your husband said, as it's not too far off from the truth. We've thought long and hard over the years about what would be nice to have in the condo to makes things convenient and nice for us and our guests. Whether it's remodeling, adding an outlet or some other additon., we are always adding or updating something. Just when I think there's nothing more to add, I find something new or improved. My kids laugh at me and say it is a sickness! :) Thank you again for staying with us and for your kind review. We look forward to your return someday. We truly are blessed to have the best guests! As far as our beach. For the past 3 years, we have had to close access to our beach in the winter months. The north swells that we experience in the fall and winter, take our sand south and along with the rising tides and strong wave action, the water comes up close to our property and we have to close access to the beach from our property. To access our beach, we have to take a short walk to access the beach. But like you said, we have some world class beaches (like Kapalua Beach) just a short 5-10 min drive, north and south of us. I have a list and description of our beaches in my information book in the condo. Every beach has its advantages, it depends on what you are wanting. Whether you are wanting to bodysurf and play in the waves, snorkel, people watch, walk the beach or just sunbathe, we have a beach nearby. I always encourage guests to try out our nearby beaches, even during the year when our beach is accessible. Keri
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5

Good apartment in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was comfortable and clean, well equipped with the essentials.

  • Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

First Class Condo at an Unbeatable Value

  • 5 of 5

This condo is magnificent, fully stocked with essentials including beach gear. High end appliances, nicely decorated and very clean. There is a lovely view and sounds of of the ocean. The location is great, close to many restaurants and beaches. We really appreciated your catalog of recommendations. We would definitely come back here. Thank you.

  • Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for taking the time to review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us! Keri
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Olympia, wa
4

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here (includes whales, windsurfers and a wonderful host)

  • 4 of 5

1) IT'S MAUI! This was my first trip to Maui and we can't wait to come back.

2) You can see the ocean (and whales and windsurfers) from your lanai! I guess you can't see whales if it isn't whale season. We were here March 6-13, 2018.

3) Themed decor makes it feel special. All of the souvenirs you would want to purchase in town are already purchased and displayed in the unit. It was fun seeing that you could purchase many of the decorations from vendors in town, and how it all comes together. Even the silverware is bamboo-style!

4) Easy to find parking in the parking lot or parking garage.

5) A vitamix!!! And the host even had Amazon ship us a french press for our kona coffee, which was so thoughtful.

6) Everything you want for the beach is here. Beach chairs, towels, coolers, a beach bag, mats, boogie boards, snorkel gear, umbrellas - you don't have to bring or rent anything!

7) Supplies galore! You don't have to bring toilet paper or laundry pods or dishwasher soap. They even have extras if you need something - I SO appreciated the nail polish remover that was available.

8) We did end up winning a buy one get one free snorkel trip from the concierge.

9) The binder of information the owners have in the condo is really nice - a bonus to their availability by text/email/phone. The communication made it so smooth to vacation here!

10) The Owners left us a box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts to say Aloha.

The only drawbacks are that the beach access is (at the time of my stay) closed, and that traffic to go to other places on the island (towards Lahaina, Kihei, the airport) is not good anytime after 10:00 a.m. The beach access was a big factor in me deciding to pay a bit more money to stay here than at another location, because my husband has issues with walking long distances in the heat and it was really important to me to be able to go to the beach from the condo, where we are already conveniently parked without having to worry about finding a parking place somewhere else, and being able to have easy access to the air conditioned room. I purposely didn't stay at another location because the beach access was closed due to erosion. So, to not have easy beach access was a bummer. But it didn't end up being a big deal, as we drove just a bit north to Kapalua beach (we saw Napili beach too, but the parking situation was less ideal); and we did another beach day in Kihei. So that's the only reason I don't give it 5 stars.

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review. I glad you enjoyed your stay and we enjoyed hosting you! I'm so sorry that you were not made aware that our beach access may be closed during the time of year you were staying here. I try very hard to give an accurate description of our place. I will go through my site to make sure I find what may have mislead you. We are beachfront much of the year, but when is up to Mother Nature. I do have this in our description: “Our beach experiences seasonal changes due to directional currents which can change the size and appearance of our beach. When we experience north swells (always in the winter months), it carries some of our sand south narrowing our beach. At these times, we may need to close access to the beach from our property due to high water levels. If this should happen, public beach access is a short 5-minute walk. We also have some world class beaches just a short 5-minute drive north and south of us. Each are unique and provide a variety of activities from snorkeling to bodysurfing. We have an information book in the condo describing the different beaches… “
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MIlford, MI
5

Wow! Great Property and the Leslie's are GREAT Owners and Hosts !

  • 5 of 5

Booking the property was easy and the owner's communication was great at booking, payment due dates, and all the information needed for arrival and use of the condo. As for the property it was beautifully updated and a gorgeous view with Whales every morning! The condo had everything you could think of to make the most of your visit, kitchen was well equipped, loved the high end frozen beverage maker it was great for Pina Colada's at the pool! All the beach stuff from towels, chairs, coolers, umbrellas, we didn't even need to rent snorkel gear as they also had that! We loved the thorough book of places to eat and things to do with the Leslie's recommendations, we followed that many times and they were perfectly on point! Great Place we would stay there again in a heartbeat and recommend it to all our family and friends!

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 😊?Mahalo for your kind words. Really appreciate you taking the time to review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. This is more than just a rental property for us. We love to come here and we also love to have others enjoy it as well. The only thing better about having something nice, is being able to share it! We hope to have you return someday. We have the best guests, so we feel comfortable about providing nice things and know that they are taken care of. Mahalo for staying with us. A hui ho... Keri
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fabulous week in this lovely unit! It is beautifully furnished with whimsical Hawaiian touches that bring the aloha feeling throughout the space. There are countless little extras that show how much the owners care about ensuring a great vacation experience for their guests. Keri is a great communicator and available to answer any questions. But as much as we loved the unit, we could have lived on the lanai. Such a gorgeous view and the whales played in front of us constantly. We appreciated the binoculars for an extra close up view of the whales, paddle surfers, kite surfers and so on. Thank you Keri for sharing your aloha home with us!

  • Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Maui Brew Co
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Lahiana to Lanai
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kapalua: Bay & Plantation Kaanaiipali courses
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Maui Brewing Co and others
Nearest Beach
Royal Kahana
Car: recommended

We are centrally located between Kaanapali Beach and Kapalua, giving us close access to some of the finest beaches in the world as well as the Pacific’s most spectacular golf courses. Look through our extensive in-room information book or visit our concierge for a full list of things to do in Maui!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Lahaina, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jul\y gap
Jul 8 2018 - Jul 12 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 18'
Sep 18 2018 - Nov 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$211
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 25 2018
6 night minimum stay
C$230
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 18'
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$211
 
 
Winter 2019
Dec 16 2018 - Mar 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$319
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$217
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$382.83
Check-out cleaning fee C$210.56
Tax Rate 14.42%

HI Taxes: GET 4.166% / TAT 10.25%
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Resort fee paid by owner
Free parking
Free high-speed cable internet
Free local calls

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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