Hawaii's second largest island features stunning beaches with shimmering, sandy shores and welcoming, warm waters that are perfect for swimming, surfing, water sports or just laying on that beach towel and working on your tan. The land proves to be as incredible as the waterfront with awesome volcanoes, hiking trails and lush greenery. All of the adventures are sure to work up your appetite, and luckily, Maui is a foodie's dream. All around the island are a variety of restaurants serving up delicious meal options, especially fresh, just-caught-that-day seafood.
Maui offers so much to do and see from cultural attractions to outdoor bike and walking trails, luaus, snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing and volcanic excursions, a quick trip the island may not be long enough to fit in everything you hope to do. Luckily, there are plenty of Maui vacation rentals that offers long term options, so you can extend your holiday and spend even more time on the Hawaiian island. Here are Maui's top 10 long-term rental options:
1. Terrific Tropical Getaway - Kihei Condo
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is situated right across from Kamaole III Beach Park in the Maui Mamaole resort that boasts tennis courts, a sand-bottom Jacuzzi and a tropical, lava pool. The condo itself will feel like home right from the moment you step through the doorway. Light, bright colours keep it feeling cool and open, and you'll instantly notice how well it's maintained.
The master bedroom is a true retreat outfitted with a spacious king-size bed under a a beautiful, palm leaf-shaped fan to stay cool on warm nights. Tropical-design linens keep with the island theme here, and there's an en suite bath boasting a shower built for two.
The second bedroom features a queen-size bed as well as an extra single bed so up to three can sleep here easily. Both beds are also outfitted with linens that are certain to remind you of Maui's landscape as you drift to sleep each night. Each bedroom also offers its own private lanai with stunning views of the Haleakela volcano.
Cooks will appreciate the fully-stocked kitchen that's recently been updated with new travertine-tile floors. You'll find everything you need to whip up a hearty breakfast before you set out for the day's adventures. The open concept living room looks straight out of a magazine complete with cosy sectional and plush carpeting. Within walking distance you'll find lovely beaches, shops and golfing.
2. Ocean Views - Wailea Condo
For stunning views of both the West Maui Mountains as well as the ocean, book this one-bedroom, two-bathroom condo boasting island themes that comfortably sleeps two to four guests. The unit has recently been remodeled and updated with a brand-new California-king-size bed for the ultimate sleep experience as well as a new sofa-bed, a 42-inch LCD flat screen TV in the living room, a 26-inch TV in the bedroom and a new stainless steel four-burner, char-broil barbecue.
The renovation also added new fixtures and lighting including glass blocks in the showers and granite counters in the bathrooms and kitchen. You're sure to appreciate all of the updates here. The kitchen is fully equipped and a great place to try out some local flavours and ingredients in delicious home-cooked meals, and the bedroom will help you easily drift into the most peaceful slumber you've had in ages under the warmth of new linens.
The condo features air conditioning for when it gets too hot, but trade winds blowing through open windows help keep it cool and treat you to calming sea air. You can even smell the salt! Sip coffee or tea in the morning on the lanai as you gaze across the gorgeous natural scenery, and you're just a quick walk from some of the island's best beaches.
You'll also be nearby shops, amazing restaurants, golf courses and tennis courts for tons of fun. The condo complex covers 20 acres with beautiful, tropical gardens, three smaller swimming pools and a larger one at the beach. Native birds will wake you each morning with their songs, and you'll truly feel like you're in paradise.
3. Right on the Beach - Mana Kai Maui Condo
If you're dreaming of unbeatable views of sand, surf and sparkling blue waters then this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo at the Mana Kai Maui is just what you've been searching for for your stay on the island. The eight-storey resort can be found right on the shores of Keawakapu Beach - one of the most kid- and family-friendly beaches in Maui.
The rental is located on the seventh floor, providing unobstructed views that will be a pleasure to witness every morning and evening, especially when the sun sets and rises. Ceiling fans throughout the condo keep it cool when the temperatures rise, but the trade winds also add extra sea breezes flowing through the space. Each bedroom features a comfortable kind-size bed outfitted with tropically designed linens and large windows so you can drift to sleep watching beautiful natural views.
The open concept living space allows you to enjoy the loads of sunlight pouring in from the sliding glass doors throughout the day whether you're cooking in the fully equipped kitchen, dining at the glass-topped table or relaxing in the living room where you'll find extra sleeping space as well. Both bathrooms are outfitted with tubs and showers, so no fighting over bath time in the mornings here!
The resort features a gorgeous, uniquely shaped pool, and you're just moments away from one of the best snorkeling reefs in the area in addition to shopping, dining and surfing.
4. Direct Oceanfront - Maalea Condo
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo sleeps up to four guests and provides breathtaking views free of any obstructions for as far as the eye can see. It's an ideal place to stay if you're looking forward to whale watching, windsurfing and hitting the beach day after day during your holiday.
Not only are you treated to panoramic views of the south shore, but also of Mount Haleahala and Molokini and Kahoolawe islands. For extra sleeping space, the living room features a queen-size sleeper sofa with a comfortable mattress as well as a 42-inch HDTV where you can relax in front of your favourite movie. New draperies spice up the windows letting in natural light all day long.
The condo is decorated with warm, bright colours throughout, including in the kitchen where you'll find granite counters and everything you'll need to create culinary delights from pots and pans, to appliances to dish and flatware. The bedroom's California-king bed with a pillowtop mattress and upscale linens is the ultimate in luxurious sleeping, so drifting off each night won't be a problem here, especially after exploring the island each day on new adventures.
Throughout the condo you can enjoy the vintage Hawaiian art then relax in the evening on the lanai. For that extra special touch you can have flowers, candy or a card in the room when you arrive. You can also have a personal shopper stock the fridge or anything else before you get there, but if you'd rather not cook you can hire the personal chef for your stay. Talk about luxury! Within walking distance you'll find Maalea Harbour, snorkeling, restaurants, Maui Ocean Central Aquarium and more.
5. Panoramic Oceanview - Kihei Upscale Apartment
You're sure to appreciate the professional-looking decor and brand-new furniture throughout this one-bathroom, one-bedroom apartment located on the sixth floor. Being high up provides you with some stunning views of the Charley Young Beach that will certainly stick in your memories for years to come.
You're just a mere 30-second walk from the beach here so each day you can hop right over to go snorkeling, relax with a good book, take out a kayak or start a game of Frisbee. The bedroom is a huge pull here with a California-king-size bed outfitted with upscale, 900-thread-count sheets, a designer upholstered headboard and beautiful window treatments.
The rest of the apartment has been decorated by a designer as well, so it's on a higher taste level that the average space and all of the artwork is original. It's sure to feel like a real home-away-from-home.
The kitchen looks like a professional space complete with granite counters and a gorgeous tile backsplash. As you relax out on the lanai you might even catch a glimpse of a whale jumping in the water.
6. Closest to the Beach & Pool - Wailea Villa
If you're ready to get away and unwind in a true tropical oasis, then it's time to book this stunning three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom villa that close to the resort's beach and pool. The villa is great for families and larger travel groups as it sleeps up to 10 guests comfortably without everyone feeling cramped and on top of each other throughout the stay.
The stunning pool boasts shimmering waterfalls and the Jacuzzi is a great place to relax tired muscles after serious hiking up and down volcanoes and exploring the island. Inside, the home is professionally decorated with beautifully-appointed furniture and fixings, so you'll feel right at home. The huge kitchen looks fit for an experienced chef to create culinary masterpieces.
If you appreciate privacy, the master bathroom boasts a lovely soaker tub that pairs perfectly with a glass of wine in the evening. The master bedroom boasts a kind-size bed while the other two bedrooms feature queen beds.
The resort is situated in a gated community, and if you're ready for some serious relaxation, book a poolside massage. For those who hate missing workouts on vacation there's a state-of-the-art fitness centre with cardio and weight equipment.
7. Private and Luxurious - Haiku House
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom Haiku house truly feels like a piece of heaven on earth. It surrounded by lush, tropical greenery and vegetation and there's ample privacy here on the 4.3 acres of gardens for serious relaxation.
From the moment you walk through the doors, tension will simply melt away and become a thing of the past. This is especially when you take in the 180-degree views of the pacific oceans and the Haleakala crater.
Take a great book down to the pool and relax or hop in for a refreshing dip on a hot day as you admire the towering mountain views or wander through the gardens to experience the wonderfully floral scents surrounding you. Grab some organic vegetables from the garden and whip up delicious, healthy meals during your stay in the gourmet kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances to be enjoyed on the spacious teak deck.
The master bedroom boasts a king-size bed while the others feature queen- or single-beds, all outfitted with stunning and colourful linens. The master bath is a perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine in the jetted tub or shower decked out with terra cotta floors with diamond inlays, but when you come in from the pool hop in the outdoor shower for a quick rinse surrounded by tropical plants.
8. Quiet and Beautiful - Maui Kamaole Condo
If peace and quiet is on the top of your to-do list in Maui, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo fits the bill. The Maui Kamaole complex was only built in 2000 so it's one of the newest in the area. Once you enter you'll feel as though you've stepped into a true luxurious home.
The living room boasts a magnificent vaulted ceiling that fills the space with light. Charm can be found throughout the condo including in the master room that's appointed with a king-size bed, 32-inch flat screen TV and en suite master bath.
There's also a lanai where you can gaze upon mountain views as you sip your coffee or tea each morning and breathe in the island air. The condo's second lanai of the front looks out over wonderfully landscaped gardens, and the resort's not one but two pools are the perfect place to lounge while sipping a tasty drink or for getting in a little aquatic fitness. After a day of exploring, the sand-bottom Jacuzzi is great for relieving sore muscles.
Just fives minutes from the condo is Ulua Beach Park, which is an awesome place to go snorkeling. The Wailea Walking Trail is only a little further south and there are plenty of shops and eateries nearby.
9. Private Beach - Kahana Condo
This condo at Kahana Sunset boasts its own sandy beach in Keone Nui Bay that's perfect for guests staying here and offers views of Molokai and Lanai islands.
Up two seven family members or friends can sleep comfortably here in the two bedroom as well as on convertible sofa beds and with two bathrooms, both with showers, there won't be any fighting over who gets to use space the longest.
The complex itself is small so privacy is not an issue here, and there's something to keep everyone happy. Aside from the awesome beach, there's also a pool where you can swim some laps, take a quick dip to cool off or lounge next to as you lose yourself in a great book.
The lanai is a great place to enjoy the warmth of the sun while you dine al fresco or ease into the day with your morning caffeine fix. The first bedroom boasts a king bed while the second features a queen, and throughout the condo island colours add warmth and charm.
10. Stunning - Five Stars - Kaanapali Condo
For a real home-away-from-home vibe and stunning 180-degree ocean views, don't miss out on booking this cosy one-bedroom condo. Nestled onto Kaanapali Beach, you couldn't be closer to the water's edge here - it's less than 50 feet away!
The whole unit was recently remodeled in December of 2013, so it's all brand new, including the travertine floors, granite countertops, kitchen cabinets, stone entry wall, natural stone custom shower and bath and unique furnishings and artwork throughout the space that bring out serious charm and ambience.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room let in loads of natural light to give you your total vitamin D intake every day. They're also spectacular for whale watching right from the couch!
Bright island colours in tans and greens create a calming sense throughout the whole space, especially in the bedroom where you'll rest upon a pillowtop king-size mattress each night.