Kahana Reef 320


Rates: $199 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: KX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 27 reviews)
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☆Right on the ocean! Super Clean! Great Location! High-speed WiFi, Free Parking, NO RESORT FEES!

Fortunately, our condo was not affected by the fires in Lahaina. There are still restaurants, grocery stores, and amenities within walking distance to our condo. Front Street Lahaina is approximately 8 miles from the condo and Ka'anapli Beach/Whalers Village is approximately 6 miles from the condo.

☆ Sorry, no check-in on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year's Day. You'll have to book and check on the day before or after the Holiday. Our Cleaning Company gives their employees the day off. Thank you for your understanding.

Our condo has been recently remodeled and is stunning! One bedroom with king size bed and a queen sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress in the living room.

The reef in front of our building is one of the premier kitesurfing and windsurfing areas on Maui. When the wind is blowing, you are in for quite a show! One of the best surfing beaches on Maui is also within walking distance. It takes a North or Northwest swell for S-Turns to work it's magic for surfing! S-Turns has both left and right break and has a sandy bottom. A typical NW swell produces 4-6 foot waves that are perfect for longboarding. This is rare on Maui!

NO SMOKING in condo or on Lanai. Smoking only in designated areas outside (in parking lot next to the street). Failure to follow this rule will result in forfeiture of your damage deposit.


Maintenance and Service Issues

Renters understand and agree that from time to time owner's maintenance staff and other contractors may enter the condo. When you leave, leave the keys in the unit. Please do not turn off or unplug the wireless Internet. If anything is broken, needs repair or you can’t find something you think should be there, please contact us.


Air Conditioning

There is no air conditioning in ANY of the 88 condos in our building. It is really not necessary in this area of the island.

We are fortunate to be in an area of the island that gets the tradewinds VERY reliably which keeps the condo at a nice temperature - usually 70-74 degrees. We bought this condo because of the area knowing that the west Maui trades blow through here. Electrical power is about 5x what it is on the mainland so choosing a location like this instead of Kihei or Lahaina where the temperatures average 10-15 degrees warmer makes a huge difference in affordability for both us and our guests.

However, there are times when the wind doesn't blow. It's rare but does happen. It's tropical here and a bit different than what you're probably used to. The temperature averages between 70-82 F during the day. It is pleasant but not stifling humid heat! We have personally experienced about 3-5 "uncomfortable" days in the five years we've been in the area so we don't want to tell you it can't happen.

We do have fans in the living room and the bedroom although we rarely use them.


BUG SPRAYING

Our Home Owners Association (HOA) for our condominium complex contracts for pest control spraying on a quarterly basis, typically the first Wednesday of February, May, August and November. Termites are the biggest problem in Hawaii and do the most amount of damage in a relatively short amount of time.

Maui is a tropical location and has a lot of unwelcome bugs; ants, termites, spiders, roaches, mosquitos, etc. The pest management company uses “safe” pesticides to treat for these bugs. The pesticides used are water based, “pet safe” and approved for application in food handling establishments. The pest management company usually posts a notice a about a week before they are on site, near the elevators and stairwells to let residents know the date and time that pesticides will be applied.

Keep all service animals and children out the area during the treatment and until the product has dried – usually about 10-15 minutes. By renting our condo, you acknowledge and accept the application and use of pesticides and insecticides on the property and within our unit. As a condition of renting our unit you will provide access to our unit when the application is scheduled. Failure to allow access to the pest management company will result in a fee of $75.00 for the pest management company to return at a later date. You will be responsible for this fee if you do not allow the pest management company access to our condominium.

If you’re at all concerned about the treatment and spraying for pests/bugs, you should consider other accommodations. Bugs are everywhere in Hawaii and almost every hotel, condominium and Homeowners Association requires treatment to ensure the protection of their home and property.
Cleaning Service

Your stay includes a cleaning service after you check out. If you desire cleaning during your stay you will need to contact Trinity Maid Service directly and make these arrangements on your own. You can contact Trinity at: 808-667-6938


Beach Gear

There are usually some beach chairs, body boards, snorkels, fins, sand toys, coolers and other stuff that you are welcome to use. This stuff is usually out on the lanai. There should be at least 4 beach towels in the condo too.

The stand up paddle boards at the north end of the condo are individually owned by others in the condo complex. Unfortunately they are not available for use.


Parking

We are allowed one parking space for our condo. If you have more than one vehicle, you will need to make your own arrangements to park the extra vehicle(s). Parking permits are required, please fill out and leave on dashboard. Fill out dates of arrival and departure on the temporary parking permit


Washer/Dryer

The Washing Machines and dryers are behind the office on the ground floor. Please clean up after yourself in laundry room after every use. Sand goes in trash, not down drain or in washers. Clean lint trap. You will need quarters to operate these appliances. The great news is that you can usually do an entire weeks worth of laundry all at once with all these washers and dryers at your disposal.

bh4eF Registration Number: 430050090080, GE-177-444-2496-01, TA-177-444-2496-01

Kahana Reef 320 Reviews



Joyce M.
January 2023
Being on the ocean was amazing!


Suzi S.
September 2021
We had an incredible first trip to Maui and loved our stay at the perfectly furnished and gorgeous condo. The views from the lanai exceeded expectations and was such a treat to have a beach to access right from our doorsteps. Amazing beaches nearby and many, many turtles we got to see from both the lanai and in the water. Truly a special and most relaxing trip!


Jason W.
January 2021
We’re vrbo owners ourselves and would highly recommend this beautiful ocean view property on Maui. The unit is nicely renovated throughout and was very comfortable for us and our two young kids. We especially appreciated and made good use of the beach chairs, umbrella, and boogie board equipment that’s available in the unit. Owners communication was clear and efficient, and even provided great advise about planning our stay. Thank you for letting us stay and enjoy your property.


Reid D.
February 2020
Property was just as advertised. Rhett and Maria are the perfect hosts. We enjoy their properties immensely. When we travel to Maui we like to make good use of their condos.


Rita C.
February 2020
Property is great. Recent damage from high surf was not an issue. Most whale activity I’ve ever seen here. Complex is quiet, nice group. Great stay.


Pål Arne H.
January 2020
A beautiful condo at a beautiful location with owners that are honest and fast informing. What more to expect? All gear needed for a day on the beach available and the best view from the lanai :) Will love to go back!


Pål Arne H.
January 2020
A beautiful condo at a beautiful location with owners that are honest and fast informing. What more to expect? All gear needed for a day on the beach available and the best view from the lanai :) Will love to go back!


Tom C.
May 2019
We thought the outside of the building needed a little sprucing up, but the unit itself was impeccable. Everything was perfect. The view should be rated a 5++, great turtle watching, good grocery stores close and the instructions from the owner were spot on as to weather and cooling the unit.


Ellen C.
March 2019
Condo has everything and great location.


Norma M.
March 2019
We really liked the condo overall except for a few minor issues inside the condo such as no ironing board and no chip clips and a hazardous (upturned corners to trip on), dirty carpet in the kitchen. Otherwise nice condo. Our issues started with the owner (Rhett), upon arival on Valentines Day after a very long travel day. The condo has a keyless combination code as a door lock. We entered the code and got it to work (have to coordinate turning the handle at same time as twisting knob), after a few tries right at 3 PM. We dropped off a few items and headed back down to the car for our luggage. This time the code would not work. I called both Rhett and his wife and left VM messages. It was raining and we were left outside. Finally Rhett called us and after many attempts with at least 4 different codes we got in. A few minutes later we tested the code again and the code didn't work. At no time did Rhett apologize for the inconvenience. Instead he complained about having to take our call while being on the side of the road. At this point we were exhausted, been rained on and extremely hungry/thirsty. We needed to get food but couldn't risk not being able to get back in. Rhett finally agreed to send out a locksmith after complaining that "he had to pay for an emergency call", who arrived roughly an hour and half later than when we were told. Locksmith changed 3 batteries, lubricated the lock and said that there WAS an issue with the clutch mechanisim. We ended up testing the lock/code with the locksmith for over 30 min. He said parts needed to be ordered. There was a problem. Things happen- we get that. But, Rhett could've handled the situation much better. A few days later the fire alarm went off for no reason (not been cooking, etc), and we were foreced to call Rhett. His friend came over quickly to help and chatted us up for a long time. We told him we liked the condo, but not Rhett's handing of the lock issue. He said that Rhett was an entrepreneur who owned 6 ice cream shops in Seattle. He was surprised at Rhett's lack of customer service and that he had never apologized and been rude. He seemed ernest and even insisted on shaking hands on behalf of his friend. The next day Rhett called us as we were on a serene hike and started yelling. Said he had never experienced such drama (which is insane), and that we should leave even know we only had 3 nites left. So much for his friend's account. Too bad.


Richard E.
February 2019
We stayed in Rhett and Maria's condo at Kahana Reef for 10 nights. Everything was perfect! A+A+A+A+A+A+ The only way you can closer to the ocean was to be on a boat!! When searching for a place to stay on Maui, so should put this condo HIGH on your list. If not, you're missing something special. Rhett recently remodeled every aspect of the condo. He did a fabulous job! A great part of staying here was everything was provided for you: beach chairs, snorkels, mask, towels, etc. All you do is show up! The pictures are right on. The bed was first class, comfy+ Lots of good restaurants and beaches close by. Thanks!

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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