Let me first start out by saying the location was outstanding. The proximity to the private beach could not have been better.
Randy was easy to work with and responsive to questions and concerns we had.
Unfortunately the pictures on the listing do not accurately represent the current furnishings in the condo. We had five adults and two children (8 &11). The dining table was not very large and only had space for four chairs. There were no bar stools at the counter. Based on the pictures we assumed the table sat six people and there were two barstools available for seating. I did call Randy and asked about the stools and he did have one delivered the next day. Any meals we did have meant we had four people at the table, one person at the counter and two people balancing plates on their lap while sitting on the
I did read on previous reviews that the unit needed a deep cleaning. Quite honestly the carpeting was stained and filthy. There were food smears on the walls and paint was chipping. The master bath sink drain was clogged. The tile floors could not have been washed in quite some time. The unit has fabulous bones, but it truly needs some TLC. When I read the earlier reviews I was expecting some surprises but I didn’t think it would be this bad.
Again, location is everything and this unit fits that description!
It was the perfect place for my family. Thank you for a great experience!
Our family has only ever stayed at Hale Mahina Beach Resort and we love it. You can’t beat the views and this unit definitely has amazing views because of its large layout and being a corner unit.
Randy, the Owner, was amazing to work with and communication was top notch.
Having stayed at several units for over three decades now, the only two things we noticed were lack of towels; there were seven of us and we only had six large wash towels and the unit looked like it hadn’t been cleaned. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t horrible, but floors, bedrooms and bathrooms could definitely use deep cleaning. The floors looked like they hadn’t been swept and bathrooms could’ve used more cleaning. Again, our review is based on stays at previous units plus we had family staying at another unit, so we know the difference.
However, don’t let this discourage your stay at this Unit. We’re just basing our review on other units and also feel it’s important for the owner to know what we experienced. If you have a large family and want to stay together this Unit is perfect!
Condo unit great space and views.
Kitchen well equipped.
Not very clean.
Windows, screens, shutters need updating.
2 small fans in master closet not working.
As amazing as the on line photos were the actual living space and view and melodic sound of the crashing waves surpassed our expectations. Great parking, great pool, virtual private beach (never crowded often alone). A few minutes drive from a convenience store and 15 minutes drive from Lahaina with a Safeway, shopping and great restaurants. We loved it and we shall be back !!
We loved our week there and will definitely return.
You will love staying here! Can’t beat the ocean view, quiet location, private beach, daily turtles, close to restaurants and shopping. Randy is a fantastic host and deserves 5 stars. Extremely responsive and helpful . Place is nice. Could use fresh paint here or there but overall super nice. Large unit which seems a pretty rare thing in Hawaii. Our family loved it ! Plenty of space for everyone.
Randy Hull is a thoughtful host, always providing quick responses and offering generous options as situations arise. This year he offered to share the cost of a highchair and had also added a baby stroller to his already impressive supply of beach amenities. The condo also reflected many nice upgrades and is, as always, the ideal place for our family to stay. We have already booked this condo for next year.
Nice big place. Amazing beach view
Whales galore off shore. Very visible but bring binoculars for the best experience . Turtles on the beach and in the water everyday. Snorkeling was great. Very friendly and courteous neighbors. Bagpipes and conch at sunset from residents, perfect sunset view on terrace. Kitchen well equipped. Safeway quick drive away. Need charcoal to BBQ. Great company at the BBQ, fun people. Beds were comfortable. Did not use TV, too much to do. Not far from Lahaina and many other things. Will be coming back with a big group. I do recommend renting a car. Saves so much time and you can get more done. Parking spaces avaulable.
We had an incredible vacation at this spacious condo. Our family of five adults had plenty of room and enjoyed the well-appointed kitchen, comfortable beds, and breathtaking views. We especially loved watching the turtles in the water and on the beach as well as the gorgeous sunsets. The home was cooled with fans and quite comfortable in January. It is probably time to update the snorkel gear, replace the screen doors, and purchase additional dining chairs and kitchen stools (as pictured). In addition, the attic space access door needs to be fixed. Despite this, we can't wait to go back and rent this fantastic condo again.
Matthew & Tina L.
Randy communicated well during our stay and quickly addressed any concerns that arose. Unmatched beach access and views!
We had 7 adults. We stayed for two weeks. The location was amazing. Turtles came up on the beach. Snorkeling, body surfing, swimming, and surfing can be done at the property. We rented surfboards and paddleboards for one day. Would have done more if we realized we could have the boards delivered and picked up there. The carpet does need to be cleaned or removed and tile put in. Once you get past the spots on carpet you don't think about it again. It is a great area to go for morning and evening walks. Property Manager responded promptly to texts/phone calls.
Our family had a wonderful time in Hawaii and enjoyed the comforts of home with this rental. We would definitely come again and stay here!
Randy and Susan have a wonderful location on the beach at Napoli-honokowai. We were close to great shopping and great restaurants. The condo was clean and very spacious for the 6 of us. Randy was a good host and very helpful. Thanks again you all. 😊
The property is well equipped and spacious and worked well for our party of 7. The ocean view and the beautiful grounds were wonderful. Our host was a great communicator and made the check in process very easy. I think the property needs a good deep cleaning including carpets, and there are some maintenance items that need to be addressed but it is a nice property overall. There is no air conditioning in the unit and it was quite hot during our stay. I feel the lack of AC should be made obvious in the listing. We would not have selected this location had we known there was no AC.
Wonderful experience! Kids loved it!
Overall great experience. Condo is in a great location and loved the private beach access and pool. Views out balcony and master bedroom are amazing. Property was very well taken care of. The lawn, pool, and breach were great. Very please with the condo and thankful they provided beach toys, a cooler, and snorkeling gear. Was a little hot the first couple of nights but we learned what windows to open and leave the front door open during the day to get a nice breeze. One request would be to have one of those metal screen front doors installed like the other condos.
First and foremost, the owner Randy was great to work with. Twice we had to change our dates due to COVID, and Randy was awesome. The dryer broke during our stay as well, but he was very communicative with us in scheduling a fix so that we could wash our clothes before our vacation ended. As for the condo, it was a great size for 6 people. I will agree with other reviewers that it could use a deep clean or some touch up, but some of that is probably due to the constant flow of people renting the unit. We all thought the location was perfect, close to all the hot spots in Lahaina and Kaanapali, but also away on it's own. When we visited, we did notice the beach was a bit lower than the pictures, so the last step down was a little higher than my elderly mother was comfortable using, but for us and our teens, it was not an issue.
Every day we saw turtles, rainbows, and even a lunar rainbow during a full moon. Overall it was a great place to stay with a family and I would gladly stay here again.
Mary J C.
The owner, Randy Hull, was helpful and great to work with.
This place is absolutely wonderful. Lovely location, amazing lanai view, and right on a beach that is regularly visited by turtles. Friendly and responsive staff/manager/owners, only good things to say about this condo. Came with everything we’d need. We DEFINITELY will look to stay here again should we be so lucky to return to Maui. Thank you!!
Overall, had a great experience. Location was fantastic. If snorkelling gears were provided, it would have been cherry on top
Randy is very fair. We made arrangements in 2020 but due to pandemic couldn’t use. He scheduled us for 2022 and applied our deposits to the account. One review said condo was noisy but it’s directly on the ocean. Hearing the waves at night didn’t seem like noise to me but part of the experience. I would work with this owner every time.
Rich and Peg E.
Randy, our host, is a great communicator and we totally appreciated his flexibility when we needed to postpone twice due to COVID. The location is incredible and the unit is clean and well equipped.
Diane and Jake M.
We loved the property and the beach!. The unit was large and spacious plenty of room for the family. The view was amazing, faced west so awesome sunsets every night. Some TLC needed in a couple of areas but nothing to worry about.
Incredible views, the perfect location, spacious accommodations and a wonderful host made this the ideal property for our family vacation.
(1) THIS CONDO IS SUPER NOISY. The condos in the neighboring condo complex has a big remodel project happening, so during the day we had constant construction noise. The condo is located above the garbage storage of the complex, so you hear beep... beep.... beep... quite often. You also hear a steady stream of garbage door slamming.
(2) THE CONDO IS FILTHY & IN DISREPAIR: The filth was everywhere. This condo has never been cleaned properly and it hasn’t been painted in years! During our stay, we took over (50) pictures of the filth and disrepair. If you look closely at some of the listing photos, you can see the filthy baseboards. This owner does not maintain his condo properly and it shows. The Health Department of Maui is reviewing this condo to see if this condo violates any ordinances. The owner "wined" on multiple occasions about having to replace the refrigerator because it didn't work. He thought replacing a non-working refrigerator was improving his condo.
(3) THE LISTING PHOTOS ARE VERY VERY DECEPTIVE: Lots of the furniture in the pictures has been removed, along with some of the décor items has been removed. The listing picture that stuck out the most was the one of the chair next to the master bed. In the listing picture of the long-upholstered chair it looks pristine and sparkling. But in reality, it’s one big stain! Ask Mr. Hull to send you the picture I sent him. Thus, the owner is deceiving people into renting his condo. Vrbo is investigating this listing for being deceptive.
(4) THE PIGEON IN THE CONDO AND WHAT THE OWNER FAILED TO DO: Upon arrival, we walked into the master bathroom & found a pigeon. He's pooped everywhere. I then called the owner, but I get an answer. I then called the property mgr & he comes up and chased the bird around the condo trying to get him out with a stick. No luck! Finally, he just kills the bird with the stick & walks out. No cleanup! When I finally talk to the owner, we ask for the condo to be cleaned by a cleaning company & disinfected. He ignores that request completely. He says he's going to refund a couple nights & reimburse us for the cleaning we do. He comes up with a bazar way of figuring a nightly cost & never refunds us for our cleaning costs. In conclusion, the owner refunds us some, but not all that he promised.
(5) PIGEONS: There are numerous pigeons nesting in the palm trees next to this condo.
We were happy to leave!!
Our family had the best time at Randy’s condo in Maui! The view was breathtaking in every direction. Sea turtles visited everyday on the beach and we saw whales all day long. The condo has a wonderful and lanai to relax on any time of day. The condo was clean and well equipped with anything we needed and the location was awesome. We made memories that will last a lifetime and would come back in heartbeat!!!
This was the third time we stayed in this property .. which attests to how much we enjoy it. We like the physical location of Hale Mahina (HM) overlooking the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (i.e., the water surrounded by Maui, Molokai and Lanai). BTW: During our early-January visit the whales were particularly frisky and fun to watch spouting off, breaching and flapping/splashing their flippers (bring binoculars!). And the turtles -- at one point there were 5 -- coming to rest on the Hale Mahina private beach (especially after some rough seas) were always fun to watch (from a distance!). The HM grounds are great for privacy and comfort and for children. We also really loved the location of the condo as the top level (4th floor) end unit, lots of windows. lots of light. The condo is very roomy and well-equipped. We loved having ready access to Netflix and Amazon Prime. Getting the (very large living room TV (there are two other TVs in the unit -- one in the master bedroom and one in the loft bedroom) to work on regular channels (and using the two remotes) was (for some reason) sometimes somewhat of a challenge. The only thing I would add to the description of this property is that it is not exactly three bedrooms in what, for our first booking in 2017, I had originally thought were three bedrooms. One of the two master bedrooms (with its own large bathroom) is actually in a lovely loft that is open to the living areas below -- e.g., no way to shut the noise of below out of the loft if that is needed for children to go to sleep while parents watch TV below, or if children want to play below while parents above wish to sleep. [Therefore, during one visit, we booked a separate HM unit nearby for our son, his wife and their two daughters.] Regardless, we have already booked our fourth stay in this condo. No complaints at all.
This condo is in a great location, and very comfortable. The beach is a little rocky, but overall a great place with turtles coming up to rest. The kitchen is well stocked with appliances and pots and pans, but no condiments or even salt or pepper. The upstairs bedroom did have a cockroach the first day, and bugs in the sink drain, but who knows how long it has been since someone stayed up there, so it wasn't a big deal. Lots of tiny ants around, too, but keeping food in the fridge helps.
Overall, it was a pleasant stay and we had a great time!
The property location was great! Randy, was awesome and easy to communicate with. We'd definitely stay here again!
Pictures do not do this gem justice. Recommend lifted car as entrance off st. Is steep. Location is unmatched. Beds are comfy and plenty of towels. Off Lahaina, Napili to your left, Kaanapali to your right, Lao valley above, airport/Walmart/Costco 30-45min away, hidden highway beaches like Olowalu mins away and road to Hana, Haleakala, Honokalani beach (need parking reservations!)and Hamoa beach (great for swimming) 2-3.5hrs.(do not drive Hana at night if you have anxiety. Roads are dark, narrow and lots of areas without reception) You get a private beach, pool, jacuzzi at your doorstep and a picturesque sunset every night! Fully equip kitchen (minus food n cooking oil) *side note: don’t leave food out on counter, ants will get to it. Sea turtles make occasional appearance and surrounding area has great local food/drinks. Pizza delivery if you want to stay in! Biggest plus, host Randy, complex manager Larry and maintenance Rose are the sweetest And most helpful people you’ll meet! Don’t hesitate. Money returns but time does not! Mahalo!
Let me just begin by saying what a positive experience our journey was from beginning to end.
Randy was super helpful at the time of booking through the end of our trip. He was VERY responsive at every step of the way. The property is amazing and well maintained. The condo was well furnished and tons of room. Morning coffee on the balcony is amazing after being waken by the waves on the beach below.... simply delightful. Sunsets from the condo are just the best and burned into my brain forever.
Thank you Randy for sharing your home with my family, we are truly blessed to have had such an amazing time in Maui.
This place was amazing. The views are spectacular and you can't beat this location. The condo could use a refresh and deep cleaning but I'm sure it gets a lot of use. We had some challenges with the WIFI in the front bedroom, the shower upstairs does not work. However, the view and general vibe at this complex overcome small inconveniences. Thank you again for a great stay and we will return. Loved it!
Thank you for the fun stay. Beautiful views from the outdoor deck.
We should be doing this again soon.
We feel things need a few upgrades in the unit. Upstairs bathroom water stopped. We all loss water because of a water main broke. Windows could be cleaner. The recliner was broken. Could use a really great cleaning. But the positive was the size of the unit and the view of the ocean.
We have had the great pleasure in staying at the Hale Mahina several times. It was our first time in this unit. It was great, very well equipped. It also has great cross ventilation, lots of fans. Very comfortable. Would be happy to stay in the future.
My husband, 2 adult children & spouseshad a great stay. Everything seen on web cam & vrbo post was accurate or better! Pool & hot tub area were great & we met a lot of nice people! Good snorkeling & saw turtles daily. The colors of the water w/ Lanai & Molokai as the backdrop was so peaceful. Morning balcony coffee was paradise! No AC was not a problem if you close shades & draw air from the cool side of the building. We would ALL return to this location!
Mary D G.
We had a great week! The property was just as described and the beachfront location perfect. The only downer was access to the ocean itself. Sand had washed away all along the beachfront and it was about a 4 foot drop to the sand. That made it difficult to get up and down. People commented that it had never been like that before, so I'm sure they will figure out how to correct it. Otherwise, no issues at all. We would definitely stay again!!
Beautiful location. Owner Randy was awesome to work with after tHe pandemic canceled our trip in 2020.
Beautiful condo, amazing views, lots of sea turtles on the beach!
It was the perfect property for our trip. Accommodated 6 adults comfortably. Great location with amenities and stores nearby. Loved the view from the lanai. Beach access was perfect from the condo complete with sea turtles. We had to rebook several times due to Covid and Randy was awesome to deal with. Will definitely book here again when we come back.
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