Grand Champions Villas 161

Rates: $285 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: K (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 77 reviews)
This apartment is a great option in these uncertain times. Health and safety are more than ever the primary concerns for guests along with experiencing a living environment that promotes a feeling of well being and relaxation. I believe if you read my guest reviews you will be confident of the quality of stay you will experience. While I have always provided a clean and well appointed apartment, it is now being cleaned and disinfected by the standards set forth by the CDC. I call my condo “Olu Olu”, which means 'cool and comfortable, and refreshing’ in Hawaiian. The Aloha Spirit is alive, palpable, and unforgettable.

Why I love my apartment and recommend you staying in Olu Olu, Grand Champions 161:
Location of Apartment in Wailea: Grand Champions is located in the heart of Wailea. This allows you to enjoy so many things without needing to use your car. You can walk to The Shops at Wailea, Maui's premier shopping and dining destination, home to more than 70 distinct boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, galleries, and a grocery store. The beach path that is oceanfront throughout Wailea and the world-class beaches and hotels is very popular and a great place to get some exercise. Over the years numerous smaller hotels have been built close to the Grand Champions and now there are three places with new restaurants, bars, unique clothing stores, etc, all within close walking distance from the condo. Grand Champions is located on one of the Wailea Golf courses and adjacent to the Wailea Tennis Club, which abuts one side of our complex (but NOT on the same side that your condo is on so you will not have to endure the whap, whap, of tennis balls!)

Location of Apartment in Grand Champions: This is an end unit in a low density complex, with plantings on 3 sides of the apartment. I really like how this provides a sense of being “out of the way/private”—you will not feel that there are crowds of people around you.

Accessibility to Apartment: Ground floor with the front door very close to the parking stall. This makes coming and going so easy, whether bringing in groceries/luggage or just coming and going daily (carrying beach chairs, ice chests, golf clubs etc).

Ventilation in Apartment: There are windows in every room of the condo, including both bathrooms, allowing for wonderful air circulation and minimizing the need for air conditioning, although it is available if desired.

Now, picture yourself sitting on the living room sofa or private lanai, overlooking the emerald green expanse of the beautiful Wailea Blue Golf Course, and looking beyond to the sunset, West Maui mountains and a bit of the ocean. Even though you are in the center of Wailea, you will neither hear nor see traffic. Because your view is not directly west, you won't have the sunset glaring directly in your eyes—in the living room/dining room, kitchen, or lanai. You are close to the Quiet (Adult) Pool but not close enough to hear while on your lanai; it is peaceful and quiet.

Late Check-Out Option: If you are leaving in the afternoon or evening, you may want to purchase this option. This is only available if there is not another reservation on the same day you are leaving. Please contact me for more information.

Come to Olu Olu and experience Paradise for yourself! I truly love this unit and have been very fortunate to share it with my family, friends, and many wonderful guests. Let me know if you have questions. Wherever you stay in Maui, I hope you have the most memorable trip.

Please note effective November 1, 2021, Maui County has implemented a new 3% Transient Accommodations Tax (MCTAT) on all vacation rentals.  Vrbo has yet to implement it on their system, so we have to manually add it to each reservation as an additional charge.

COVID 19 Disclosure: In order to protect your health, we clean per the recommendations of VRBO and the CDC, per these links: and

Mahalo and Aloha,

Ric Andrews
Owner, Olu Olu
Grand Champions Villas, #161 (My condo email address)
808.283.8772 Registration Number: TA-167-797-1456-01, 210081040161, GE-167-797-1456-01

Grand Champions Villas 161 Reviews

Liz G.
June 2023
Can’t beat the location and price if you’re wanting to stay in the Wailea area! Easy walk to coffee shops, shopping and the nearby resorts.

Gerri S.
May 2023
Our stay was really great. The VRBO was clean and near so many things. We really enjoyed our time there!

Daniel D.
May 2023
Quiet, relaxing atmosphere which made our stay in Maui an amazing experience.

George M.
December 2022
We had another great stay at this superb place, the best we ever had on Maui. Airy, cool, tastefully furnished and adjacent to the greenery of the golf course, the Wailea shops and some of the best snorkeling and beach places. You will love it.

Kelli F.
November 2022
The place is exactly as the owner described. It was so clean, everything worked well, he left brand new mini toiletries, and it was a great location! Resorts and beaches are about a ten minute walk. We loved that they had a travel guide book of Maui. That was helpful. The saving grace - we locked ourselves out one night and the property manager got back to me right away. He showed up about 40 minutes later and left a key for us in the lockbox while we were at dinner. I highly recommend this condo.

Jeanne P.
September 2022
We enjoyed our stay here because the unit was clean, quiet, and equipped perfectly for 2 people with a comfortable king bed and 2 full bathrooms. Everything you need for the beach is there in the condo and there is a working washer and dryer. Bring your own detergent! And toilet paper (only one roll was there for us 🤔😩) Negatives: It’s nothing fancy and could use a facelift. The location was good, parking easy, and unit was quiet and very clean. I would definitely stay here again if I needed to be near Kihei or Wailea.

Daniel C.
September 2022
Nice golf, swimming, and sunset ocean views from the lanai. The birds were fantastic! Easy access to public beaches. Condo well stocked for cooking and had beach chairs and an umbrella.

Naomi S.
August 2022
What can we say. We were “budget” shopping when we landed on this place, not really having any idea how EPIC it truly was…the unit, the view, parking, pool, golf, ultra close beach options for all the things, i.e. sunning, snorkeling, surfing, SUP’ing, water front walking or running, and unreal shopping and dining within walking distance. There was even a snorkel bob’s a block away. Best mai-tai on earth. Awesome grocery store ultra close. And the unit was awesome. Just amazing. We honestly wouldn’t change a thing and we’re definitely coming back next year. Thank You again!

Leslie L.
July 2022
Checkin and checkout were extremely easy and convenient. The condo was lovely, comfortable and had everything we needed. We enjoyed breakfast and lunch on the lanai and the relaxing adult-only pool. Location was convenient to everything and walkable.

mark c.
June 2022
A really spacious and lovely condo with amazing views across the 2nd fairway of the Wailea Blue course. Great central Wailea location within walking distance of the shops at Wailea. Highly recommend if you are looking for a home base to enjoy the Wailea area.

Dan H.
June 2022
My wife and I stayed her for our vacation/5th year wedding anniversary. The accommodations were great. Everything was clean and well maintained. The bedroom AC unit was a little loud but it maintained comfortable room temperature. For the price and location you can’t go wrong.

Anna B.
May 2022
Really beautiful, only issue is with the front door key, it sticks and caused some havoc. would replace that if possible

Russell W.
April 2022
Nice clean bottom floor condo. Manafer was always quick to return my calls. Overall good stay but the condo is a bit dated and the couches are just terrible. I know you only spend a short time inside but a nice place to sit would be good.

Heidy P.
April 2022
A short walk to catch the waves or watch the sunset, or go shopping. This condo had everything we needed when the day grew too hot we stayed inside and watched a bit of Netflix and cooked a homemade meal. It was everything we could’ve wanted for our trip.

Elena G.
January 2022
This was our second stay at Ric's condo and just as our previous stay everything was great. Already planning our next visit. :)

Carlisa E.
December 2021
The condo was just as described. It had all we needed or wanted including beach chairs, in-unit laundry, essential cooking pots and pans, a coffee maker, close proximity to everything and lush surroundings. My husband loved the golf available close by. We were glad we had a car and traveled over 400 miles during our week on the island. We’ll Be back! Thanks John and Ric, for sharing your piece of paradise.

Whitney D.
November 2021
Awesome experience! Would definitely stay stay again

Alexis C.
November 2021
Great location! Perfect for the two of us. Maui ‘No Ka Oi’

Sherry E.
October 2021
Very good location, clean, well appointed. Property Manager and owner were gracious and easy to work with. Always a good stay in paradise no matter how you chose to spend your time. Something for everyone.

Maria L.
October 2021
The pictures are a good representation of the property. It was a good location for the first part of our trip. It gave us the peace and quiet that we needed to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. It is conveniently located to Wailea Beach and some of the best shopping and restaurants on the island. The condo is equipped with all the modern conveniences and stocked with the necessities -- towels, paper towels, bed linens, toilet paper, hand soap, dish towels, cooking & eating utensils, etc. The condo is also equipped with necessities you need for beach days — beach chairs, cooler, umbrella. We loved that there is a washer and dryer in the unit so we were able to pack light for the trip. We loved all the artwork in the condo. It contributed to a much needed relaxing stay. The only drawback is the air conditioners were not clean. We’ve notified the owner Ric so it can be addressed.

Suzanne S.
September 2021
I would return again. My only suggestion would be to replace the sofa bed in the living room so that it could be used in the future. Also, supplying linens for that purpose. My daughter had to bring an air mattress with her to sleep on. Not everyone wants to share a king size bed.

Sagar M.
August 2021
We stayed here for a few nights and had a wonderful time

Scott W.
August 2021
This was our second stay in the Villas. We love the location and easy access to much of what we enjoy. Quick walk to Beach and not far from multiple restaurants. Ric communicates well and makes the whole check in and check out process painless! We really enjoyed our stay.

Roxanne R.
August 2021
Nice clean - close to stores, beach , tennis, Pickleball, golf. Really enjoyed sunsets every night right off the lanai, no stairs to climb a plus for us. Not much spices in pantry but we made do. The only thing pictured was two bar stools, but there is only one. Not a really big deal. Overall very nice place to stay.

Alexander B.
July 2021
The unit was true to the pictures, well equipped, and close the hotels and shops in Wailea. Would definitely stay again.

Joyce D.
July 2021
Very nicely furnished condo with comfortable patio furniture to enjoy meals outside and sunsets. Plenty of space to relax. Nice location in resort.

Stephanie A.
June 2021
This was our second time staying at one of these condos. Great area, easy starting and ending point for pretty much anywhere on the island. Very close to some great beaches and great food. Would definitely stay again in the future!

Peter F.
June 2021
I had a continuing education course at the nearby grand Wailea. Surprisingly this property was within walking distance and it made for a great walk. The grounds we’re very well-kept, gorgeous morning views off of the lanai. Awesome pool and barbecue area. Very close to all amenities. Will definitely consider this property for future engagements.

Michele W.
April 2017
I'm a seasoned VRBO user and this stay was among the most seamless, comfortable stays to date. From start to finish communication was prompt and thorough. When we arrived, the condo was spotless and "move in ready" with plenty of closet space, hangers, drawers, and a place to store suitcases. All appliances and A/C were in working order and Ric was nice enough to leave a personalized, DETAILED list of how everything worked, which is very helpful when you're tired from traveling all day. This condo has anything you may need: It was stocked with paper towels, toilet paper, guest soaps, beach towels, garbage bags, EVEN a few zip loc bags etc so we didn't have to buy huge quantities of everything. All the utensils made sense. In other words, there was stuff we would USE :-) Not, 17 different cocktail glasses, mixing bowls, and a plate. No, this unit is designed for people actually staying in it. There was even a single pot serving of fresh coffee left for us. Thoughtful touch. The bed is the most comfortable yet. I think he mentions it in his description but it truly is very comfortable. Plenty of bedding also. If I could give an extra star for the master bathroom I would. It has plenty of space and LIGHT. So often there is no decent light in these condos to to hair/makeup. Not that I spend a lot of time on that during a vacation, but when I do I like to at least SEE. The master bath has lights all along the mirror. Total plus. The Tommy Bahama back pack chairs and coolers (has various sized coolers) were wonderful. Also has umbrella but we didn't use it. Those chairs are an awesome touch. Washer and dryer are also great to have. Did a couple loads of laundry (there was enough soap for a few loads, again, well thought out, thank you Ric) and that allowed us to pack lighter. I really can't say enough about this place. From start to finish our every need was exceeded. Thanks for an awesome stay.

Craig S.
April 2017
We had a wonderful two week stay in this roomy well-decorated condo. The bed was comfy and the kitchen was well supplied for cooking which we did for most meals. The view is partial ocean and golf course which we enjoyed immensely. We also made use of the beach equipment and snorkelling gear. The condo is in a great location with most essentials (i.e.: restaurants, beaches, stores) within a fifteen minute walk or a very short drive.

Carol S.
February 2017
We loved our stay here. It is comfortable with a nice breeze always coming through. It is also very convenient to the beach, golf courses, shopping and many good restaurants. It fits our needs perfectly.

David M.
January 2017
Lots of space, quite, well decorated and equipped. Richard takes care of all the details. Walking distant to many places to eat. Has a great balcony overlooking golf course with distant ocean views. Only downside is that it a fairly long walk to beach but it is easy to hop in car and go to the many beaches that are within minutes. Would gladly come back! David Morel

Rhonda N.
January 2017
This property is in a great location! If you want to leave your car behind you can easily walk to the Wailea Beaches, the Shops, hotels, and many restaurants. When we didn't eat out, we enjoyed dining on the lanai which comes with an awesome view across the Blue Golf Course to the ocean in the distance. The unit itself is very bright and well ventilated, with a good layout, and a very well stocked kitchen. Great for dining in! And our host, Richard, was wonderful to deal with and looked after our every need.

Mike & Marvalene B.
December 2016
Property is well maintained. We enjoyed the stay. Mike and Marv Broadhead

Zack B.
August 2016
We absolutely loved this condo. It fit all of our needs. We enjoyed sunsets from the patio nightly and grilled by the pool a couple times. There is a security guard on-site in the evenings so, we felt extremely safe going for a night swim and relaxing in the hot tub. The condo was spotless when we arrived and was stocked with all of the necessities (i.e. pots, pans, plates, etc.). We highly recommend this rental and can't wait to come back!

Constance C.
March 2016
Loved, loved, loved Maui and this property. Condo was as described. Grounds maintained daily. View of golf course and ocean in the distance was beautiful. Would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. Can't wait to go back!

January 2016
We just returned home from this awesome condo after a 20 day vacation. What a great find! It is the best condo we have stayed at in our travels to the islands. Everything that you need is supplied by the owner. It is a very comfortable condo for 2 people. The bed is very comfortable. There is no need to use the AC as the breeze cools the condo off during the early evening. The highlight for us was the lanai. We had breakfast everyday on the lanai and really enjoyed our dinner and drinks on the lanai. There is no punishing sun to worry about with the north east exposure. It is a very quiet unit as well. The location is perfect as well. You are close to shopping, restaurants, the beaches and golf. We will definitely stay here again.

Gail F.
December 2015
Excellent location, clean and well maintained. Great base for Wailea area stay. Well equipped with everything needed for a fun stay. The owner is conscientious and even made a trip to replace a lightbulb quickly. We would come back here and stay again!

Cindy H.
September 2015
Awesome condo with everything you need! Very quiet and clean with excellent location.

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