This was our first trip to Maui. This was one of the best Condo, we have stayed in. My kids absolutely loved it, it felt like home. It had everything you could ask for. The view is just breathtaking and to hear the sound of the waves every morning was just magical. The property manager was very quick with communication. I had requested the owner for extra 2 hours to check out on our last day. The owner ( John) called me within 5 minutes and let us stay extra few hours. We will for sure be staying in the same condo in the future. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home Sara an John.
We had an absolutely wonderful time at this property! I am an avid researcher of properties before booking. One of the things I noticed about this property was the attention to detail, cleanliness and outstanding communication from the property owners. The reviews are true, and the star rating, just. We loved sleeping to the sounds of the waves every night and enjoying a glass of wine with a perfect sunset and a cup of coffee with a perfect sunrise. It is a million dollar view and a time that we will never forget. Thank you again John & Sara for being more than accommodating, fair and clear in all communications. We hope to return!
We’ve already recommended this property to our family, and we’d recommend it to you, too! Beautiful view, loved the renovated space, and they took “fully stocked” kitchen to another level!
First off John and Sara were wonderful host, they definitely went out of their way to ensure our family vacations would be a memorable one. (They even checked on us after our stay to make sure my family was ok in Lahaina).
The place was beautiful and well remodeled. You can tell all the little details were put in the home to make it truly a vacation home. Everything you could think of that you would need was there like lawn chairs, ice chest (big or small), Towels, appliances and even Q- tips which every vacation you plan on bringing but always forget. The place was spacious and clean and they even had a toto toilet (google it :) ).
The place was located only a short driving distance from Wailea shopping mall and Fairmount hotel and the property itself was right on the beach. Every evening you could sit on the grass of use the facilities chairs to watch the sun set and in the morning wake up and rent a paddle board for your morning excercise. If you are looking for a great family spot to enjoy your Maui vacation, I would highly recommend this location. We plan on returning ! Thank you again John and Sara for making our trip memorable!!! - The Trans
Without exception, this property and our experience with Mana Kai Maui Resort was remarkable.
Beautiful condo, perfectly decorated, thoughtful in-condo amenities and a million dollar view.
John, the property owner, was exceptional prior to our stay and took great care to look after our safety during the tragic disaster in Lahaina.
We had a wonderful time!!! Amazing experience for our entire family!!
Everything was perfect, from the room to the property owners. Thanks so much!
We had a wonderful stay! The condo was beautiful and clean. The beach was incredible. Great location. We will definitely be back!
wonderful and relaxing. great location; very classy and well appointed; remodel done right; very comfortable; good bedding. pool, grass, palm trees, beach, ocean, and reef. all close and all very nice. love the 808 store; right downstairs.
pictures accurately represent all that a stay has to offer
Great place easy to communicate.
This property is beautiful and well situated on the beach. It is clean and the location is close to many restaurants and shops. Would definitely stay here again.
We truly enjoyed John and Sara’s gorgeous condo. It has beautiful views of the ocean from their balcony. The front desk and condo manager provided excellent service as well. There is a general store downstairs that is helpful for picking up lunch if you want to stay around the property during the day. John and Sara we very attentive to our every need. Thank you!
Thank you John and Sara for sharing your Mana Kai home with me. This location and views from the condo surpassed by none! Fully equipped kitchen, comfy beds, linens and towels. Love the decor and especially the accent cove lighting. So organized and very clean. I hope to return even sooner than I had planned. 🌴
This property is beautiful, luxurious and pristine; it shows the care with which it has been set up and maintained. The location was convenient with the beach being just steps away. The views from the balcony were breathtaking. Our stay was very comfortable and relaxing.
This is by far the best condo we have ever stayed in while visiting Maui. Mana Kai is a beautiful property and we have vacationed here before, but this is by far the best unit we've ever stayed in. The attention to detail, the cleanliness, the view were all amazing. The unit is beautiful and the online pics do not do it justice. We don't cook on vacation, but if you did, the unit is stocked with everything you'd need to create an amazing meal. The beds were comfy, the master bathroom had a state of the art Japanese Bidet toilet and the owners have thought of everything down to the welcome basket we received when we arrived. We can't wait to stay here again! Mahalo mahalo mahalo for sharing your beautiful property with us!
My sister and I surprised our mom with a trip to Maui for a milestone birthday. We had such a wonderful time at John and Sara’s - the view is even more beautiful than the photos. The place itself was clean, organized, thoughtful and had everything we could possibly need to feel at home, cook if we felt like it, or order in.
The beach itself is stunning, and the unit is perfectly located within minutes to lots of restaurants and stores.
Can’t recommend John and Sara’s more! They were wonderful hosts and I look forward to visiting again.
Amazing stay! If you wanted to, you could stay in the condo and on property your entire stay. The view is so beautiful. The condo is very upscale but also comfortable and homey. It's probably one of the best beaches right outside your door. This is a place you want to be at if you want to relax and just enjoy the aloha. In my opinion not a condo you want to leave all the time if you plan on running around seeing every last thing on the Island. We hope to return soon for more relaxation.
Condo was beautifully remodeled and the view is stunning! Enjoyed our stay and the owner John was so helpful with check in and my tv remote questions. :) Thank you for designing with such care!
This property and location was even better than online pictures. It’s was everything described and more. Exceeded our expectations and added to a perfect vacation. We will be back. Property managers were easy to communicate with and thought of everything to make sure our stay was perfect. John and Sara are the absolute best.
The view is amazing! The staff here are delightful! Walking distance to see turtles or snorkeling directly off beach and swim with turtles.
Lovely property. We’ll appointed and comfortable
This condo is in pristine condition and extremely well appointed with everything one needs. Having coffee on the lanai each morning overlooking the ocean and cocktails at night to watch the sunset were highlights of our trip. The condo is also conveniently located by Wailea, just a short drive to lots of good restaurants and other beaches.
We’ve been coming to the Mana Kai for almost 20 years and have stayed in many of the units. Most are just ok. Then we found 402 a few years ago and we’re thrilled to come back this year. Next year is already booked. It’s clean and well cared for. The furnishings and art are a contemporary and soothing island feel. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you’d need for a comfortable stay. John and Sara are amazing hosts, happy to answer questions, make suggestions. You won’t regret booking this unit!
I almost didn't want to share a review because everyone will want to stay here. Amazing home. Well above our expectations. Everything you could possibly need to feel at home. Beautiful beach steps away from the room. We saw the whales right from our room. The only down fall of the trip was having to leave. Thank you.
From front to back and top to bottom, john and Sara didn’t miss a beat with this amazing Kihei Mana Kai resort condo!!! Everything was absolutely beautiful!!! We woke up every morning with a hot cup of coffee and enjoyed it on the balcony taking in the breathtaking view. We strolled on the beach and boardwalk to the four seasons and back every morning and enjoyed a great day swimming and laying in the sun after that. We easily cooked dinner in the condo which is stocked with any pot pan and utensil you would need! The beds we so cozy and we cannot wait to return!!
Thank you John and sara, we will be back!!
This place is a must stay! This was my third time to Maui and this was my favorite stay so far. The location was perfect, close to great places to eat and most importantly right on a beautiful beach. The host and cleaning crew are so wonderful and helpful I couldn’t have asked for more. The condo itself is so beautifully decorated and clean. The only way to experience how perfect this place is would be just to book it. No picture will ever do it justice!
Lovely property, with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. The owners are thoughtful and responsive. The location is ideal. Enjoyed everything about this place; the comfortable beds, the local art, incredibly well stocked kitchen, the aloha welcome basket, the ocean sounds. In the moment was much needed soul food. All the best to you John and Sara. Mahalo
My husband and I enjoyed a 3-night stay. The unit was modern, clean and beautifully decorated. The fresh flowers and welcome basket were an unexpected and lovely surprise. We enjoyed our coffee each morning on the lanai overlooking the beautifully manicured grounds and beach. After a walk down the beach in the morning, we spent our days relaxing by the pool. There is a general store conveniently located on the property (808 General Store) where we were able to purchase locally made cookies, sandwiches and other goodies that we enjoyed by the pool. We will definitely return! Mahalo!
Beautifully renovated in an ideal location. If long walks on the beach are your thing, no better place in Maui.
We have been vacationing at the Mana Kai for the last 40 years. It is by-far the best location on all of Maui ~ one of the reasons we keep returning! This unit is, by-far, the best one we have had the pleasure of enjoying. The amenities are all first class ~ even down to the luxurious down pillows! The attention to detail and decor are absolutely perfect. Nothing can surpass the expansive view, the sound of the ocean waves and the beautiful surroundings. We appreciate everything about this gorgeous condo, and the wonderful hospitality of our hosts. Mahalo John & Sara.
Prior to arriving at this rental, we reviewed pictures, videos, and reviews of the Condo. We were in awe. Upon our arrival and throughout the week, our expectations were exceeded in every way! Every minute was paradise. The Condo was spotless, beautifully decorated, warm, and welcoming. The view from the Lanai was perfect for meals and spectacular sunsets. The owners stocked the property fully with all top of the line cookware, appliances and linens. We were in want of nothing. The beds were like sleeping on a cloud. Recommendations for activities, meals, shopping, watching the sunrise and sunset, etc. were all spot on! Truly a 5 star experience. The only difficult part of the trip was leaving this paradise. Mahalo🌴
We just returned from a wonderful 10 night stay. The condo was well appointed with many amenities including high end furniture and appliances. Exactly as advertised in the listing!
The building has a concierge, deli/small grocery store and a rental shop for water activities which we found to be very convenient. Although the restaurant was closed for renovations, there was an abundance of places to eat nearby so wasn't a big deal for us.
Situated on a beautiful beach and centrally located in Maui.
We feel lucky to have stayed at this beautiful condo and hope to stay again in the future.
Amazing probably isn’t even good enough to describe this property and the owners. Everything is just as described and absolutely immaculate. We had no issues at all and would recommend this place to anyone. John and Sara answered any questions promptly and are fantastic to work with! Our only regret was that we couldn’t stay longer!
We spent a great week at John and Sara’s place. It’s beautifully renovated and located at the start of a pristine 1-mile stretch of beach. The lawn below is the perfect place to lounge during the morning/day and the building provides free access to the beach loungers. The location is excellent as well, close to all of the major hotels/restaurants/shop at Wailea and near the best restaurants in Kihei. I’d suggest stocking up the fridge by visiting Island Gourmet Markets and then spending the rest of the trip enjoying the island, knowing you have a great place to come home to and relax when the day is done. We’ll be back for sure!
I hesitate to write this as you will want to stay there if you understand how great the property is and then maybe I won't be able to book it again next year as it will be full. But it's fabulous. We have stayed at a lot of different places on maui and this is my favorite. So close to the beach, easy to get to everything. Fabulously maintained home. My only frustration is that the gym currently closes at 6pm not 10pm as the mana kai website advertises. And you need to sign up for one hour use max daily (and there is only one family allowed in the gym at a time). The restaurant downstairs is also currently closed as it's changing ownership and that was a bummer because it was good before, and will be even better in the future but that's probably a year + off. Still there are lots of good places to eat very close by so it's not a big deal.
Everything was just as stated in VRBO. I would certainly stay here again. My only disappointment is that we are leaving today! We relocated from Westin Kaanapali Resort which was really busy and impossible to find a chair. This condo was the exact opposite so a nice change of pace. Thanks again!
This property is even better in person than it looks in the photos, and the view is exactly what you dream of when you book a trip to Maui. The unit is perfectly situated to give you a postcard perfect view of the beach and beyond, and you can hear the waves throughout the condo when you have the lanai doors open. Our family is all about the beach and we loved that we could walk downstairs and immediately be on the sand and just pop down for a morning or evening swim. Finally, the condo has everything you might need from beach towels to extra bath towels to a full kitchen for cooling your meals.
John and Sara’s place is everything you could ever need or want for a vacation stay. My only regret was that we didn’t book it for a longer stay.
Beautifully done updated unit in the lovely Mana Kai. We have stayed at several units in this building in the past and this is by far the nicest. It is not only beautifully appointed but no detail has been overlooked by the owners. It was a wonderful process from beginning to end and we cannot wait to return to enjoy this property again.
Super condo with studio style bedroom, living space and kitchen grouped together with additional separate bedroom with its own bathroom. Very well equiped and appointed. Everything worked as expected. Definitely a perfect place to be just on/off the beaten path. Great views overlooking the beach.
I cannot speak highly enough of “Malm Kai”. John and Sara have an amazing place and when you stay there you feel extremely well taken care of. We look forward to our next visit.
This property is everything I expected and more. I have stayed at many different units at the Mana Kai and this one definitely surpassed all others in cleanliness, quality of furnishings, supplies and friendliness of both the property manager who was superb and the owners that far exceed your expectations. I hope to stay with them again in the future. Thank you!!!
This is our fourth trip to Maui, and it would be tough to imagine a better location than Keawakapu Beach and a better property than the Mana Kai Maui. The location is convenient to anything you could need or want. The beach is very walkable to the south and has both grass and sand to lounge on, convenient equipment rentals for many water activities, and great snorkeling. We find the best snorkeling is found by heading to the north towards the boat launch where we always see many turtles as well as other good things (even an eagle ray on this trip). This is our third stay at the Mana Kai and our first with Sara and John. In those previous stays we have never seen a unit that is so well-appointed. Sara and John have clearly put a lot of energy, resources, thought and love into unit 402. It was extremely clean and had a lovely, comfortable decor. It’s like the Four Seasons sneaked a luxury suite there in an attempt to take advantage of the better beach. In addition, their communication is very quick and informative. One highlight of our stay (there were many) was eating takeout on the lanai while viewing the sunset and watching humpbacks frolic in the channel. We would definitely stay at Sara and John’s unit again.
The condo was very nice, all supplied with everything you need. Quick easy access to a beautiful beach. Close to bus stop. We used Lyft and it was always a quick pick up. Places started to lift the mask mandate. Very nice vacation.
My family of 4 had a great time at this property. It was just a little bit away from the busy Kihei center but still had the convenience to any places on the island. The beach by the property was excellent enough to do any kind of activities, or just lay on beach. The room was excetly shown as on the photos with everything you can ask for. I would also like to show out the staffs at Mana Kai. They were beyond friendly. We were always greeted with big smile and warm welcome everyday! We will not look for any other place when we are back to Maui next time!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your condo is absolutely lovely! We had everything we needed for a perfect week. Mahalo for your hospitality!
The property is as advised, but definitely better in person. The property and Maui is so beautiful and amazing we did not receive want to leave. There were 4 of us and it didn’t feel like we were on top of it each other. We could also see some of the whales from the lanai and beach. We loved it so much we started planning our next visit.
John and Sara are exceptional hosts. The property is beautifully renovated and appointed, with every conceivable comfort available. The view is exceptional and the location is perfect. My husband I enjoyed this condo for 6 weeks and genuinely felt pampered. We would definitely come again and would suggest you do as well!
It is a freshly remodeled condo with all of the modern conveniences. A great quiet location with a nice beach right out front. We really enjoyed our time there, and the level of communication with the owners was excellent. Thank you!
The property was very clean and comfortable. The views from the lanai are amazing and right outside the building is our favorite beach in Maui. We loved every minute of our stay.
This was our first stay in Kihei, typically we are in Wailea. The condo is in an ideal location, just blocks from Wailea and the view is simply the finest we have enjoyed in 20 years of traveling to Maui. The condo itself is beautifully furnished, wonderful art work, very clean, and also quiet- aside from sitting on the lanai listening to the waves crashing. Beds, pillows, linens are all terrific. We loved having basic supplies on hand keeping shopping minimized. We did laundry daily and never encountered anyone else using the machines - a short walk from 402. Mana Kai itself was very clean and the staff friendly. We dined at Five Palms one evening, enjoying beautiful views from the restaurant. Takeout is also available and can be eaten at the adjacent pool. Weddings on the lawn 3 afternoons.
The grassy area for lounge chairs is public and busy on weekends however to the right when looking at the ocean is used by guests of the resort. Ample chairs and finding a spot in the sun or shade was never an issue - unlike many resorts. We highly recommend “Malm Kai” and look forward to returning. It is a special place!
Mahalo John & Sara.
Spectacular location, beautiful condo. Owners are very nice and accommodating.
Absolutely beautiful property! I loved waking up to the beach every morning. My husband and I enjoy the chef's kitchen. The condo was well stocked and very clean! The owners are awesome and I appreciated their recommendations of things to do around Hawaii. I hope I get the chance to stay here again!
Everything about the stay from the communication to the unit was truly 6 star. Great view and very updated unit. We loved the comfort and bedding. Hard to imagine a better unit to have spent a week. Truly next level.
This Condo is heavenly. They view is unbelievable, but the inside closely matches with it’s beautiful decor and renovations. It is Amazing! I spent every morning on the deck watching the waves crash on the beach. This was a mother daughter trip, and we made unforgettable memories. The restaurant downstairs is awesome, and we also enjoyed the multitude of beach chairs to use in the grass that borders the beach. The pool was very refreshing as well! Thank you!
The location is the best on Maui. It is right on the ocean. The beach is clean and the sand is soft. You can also lounge on the beautifully manicured lawn alongside the beach. Snorkeling is steps from your door with amazing coral, sea turtles and other marine life. No shortage of palm trees and tropical flowers surround the pool. Lounge chairs and tables with oversized umbrellas make the pool a perfect spot for lunch after a swim.
The condo is located at the ocean end of the building with full ocean and beach views from the lanai. Sitting on the lanai and sipping your coffee while listening to the waves and rustling of the palm leaves was amazing. The unit is modern, fresh and very clean. The bed and linens were top notch. We never slept so soundly. We enjoyed a beautiful and very welcomed Aloha basket (containing a bottle of wine, macadamia nuts, coffee and island treats) upon arrival. We appreciated the amazing local art and fresh orchids throughout the unit . The owners were kind and checked in with us after our arrival to make sure everything was going well.
The condo exceeded our expectations on every level. It is truly five star. We cannot wait to come back. If you are looking for an amazing experience in Maui, look no further.
We absolutely loved our stay in Kihei at this condo! Communication was excellent and punctual, pics were identical to the condo which was beautifully decorated and extremely clean. The veranda provided breathtaking views of the ocean, perfect for morning coffee, meals and
cocktails. We loved walking the long beach each day. The small store in the building was very convenient for wine, sandwiches, etc.
5 Palms restaurant which is also in the building offered great food. We preferred breakfast on their outdoor covered terrace.
The owners even provided a to do list of restaurants and activities which was spot on!
We would highly recommend this condo for couples or families visiting Maui.
We loved our stay here! The view is amazing. The condo is beautiful with really comfortable beds and bedding (and I'm difficult to please on that). I absolutely loved the beach we were on. Lots of open space at the height of summer tourist season. I just wish I could bottle-up the experience of falling asleep to the sound of ocean waves to have whenever I want.
My 15 year old daughter has been to the Mana Kai once a year for basically her whole life, when we opened the door to 402 her reaction was "WOW!" That pretty much sums it up. Beautiful remodel job. Fully loaded, great towels, sheets, cooking equipment, even a cooler which was great on our adventures. SO close to the ocean we saw turtles from the balcony daily. Bathrooms were luxurious, beds very comfortable. They have pretty much thought of everything. Highly recommend this place, and we look forward to going back. Hosts were great as was the on island properly Manager Carlos.
We loved our stay at Mana Kai and hope to return to 402. It is simply just beautiful and a lovely home for a week. I am only repeating what all other reviews have already said, but this place is great. We especially enjoyed the well-stocked kitchen—-everything we needed was there.
We experienced a tragedy on Wednesday when a man body surfing in front of the condo was hit by a rogue wave and drowned. The ocean conditions this week were different than I have seen before and the swell/waves were much larger. It was a tragic lesson and made us really understand how dangerous the ocean can be and that we as tourists need to educate ourselves. Everyone on the grass, tourists and locals as well were shook up. Be safe and wise out there.
The resort this condo is in had every single thing we needed (and even a few that we liked, but didn't need). It was just our style, high end laid back - Not a Disney/Cruise Ship vibe like some of the resorts in Wailea, down the road. Downstairs (down the elevator) offered anything you'd want to rent for the beach: SUP boards, Snorkel gear, boogie boards, and even a small provisions shop for quick needs. We didn't use the concierge, but it looked like you could book any adventure available for offer on the island.
If you haven't been to Maui, Kihei is centrally located to everything and offers the most premium beach experience.. And we stayed in four places in Maui this trip. I was lucky enough to see a sea turtle while snorkeling - that was such a treat. We went to the 5 Palms for brunch and a quick sushi happy hour during our stay. It was great. If you decide to leave the resort, there are so many places to dine, shop and play - and there is a great little book John and Sarah leave for you if you don't feel like playing Yelp roulette. Their recommendations were great. We loved going to Miso Phat & Maui Brewing Company.
As for the flat, it was SO comfortable. It was just my husband and I on this trip - and I thought we would never "sleep in the living room" when I looked at the photos, but it totally doesn't feel like that inside. Picture a high end hotel with a chef's kitchen and master bath with a wonderful bidet (we are literally looking at getting the same one installed at home). The Lanai is super dreamy. The ocean is right there for a glass of wine in the evening or coffee in the morning. The other bedroom had a great desk area - where both of us had to work a tiny bit, but a least from that open window you also get a great view of the ocean.
We should have extended our stay as our flight left super late to come back to Austin. We asked, but of course it was booked. If you're wondering if you should book that last day anyway, maybe just do it.
Mahalo, John & Sarah!
We have stayed at the Mana Kai condominiums many times - this condominium is the top of the line. Not only is it beautifully decorated, it has the perfect location in the resort with unbeatable views of the ocean. We highly recommend this condo and will be returning here later this year for another couple of weeks.
We loved our stay here! The condo was beautifully renovated. The room had an incredible ocean view and a balcony that made it even better. The beach just in front of the building was great for snorkeling and swimming. The condo building did not feel overcrowded, yet was still near great restaurants and beaches. We highly recommend the stay here and hope to come back to visit!
This is such a beautiful home. The view is second to none with a perfect sunset every evening. Snorkeling, boogie boarding, body surfing and relaxing on the beach are a few steps away. Sara and John beautifully furnished their second home and thought of everything. Gormet kitchen with everything you need, beautifully appointed bathrooms…and the mattresses!! They thought of everything! Truly luxury accommodations. The staff at Mana Kai was great and the public spaces were well-kept. Great location for dining/shopping in both Kihea and Wailea. The boat launch for snorkeling and scuba trips is so close, we walked. We will be back! Mahalo Sara and John!
John and Sara provided the most beautiful condo in Kihei. It was right on the beach, modern, super clean and tastefully decorated and homey! The location was perfect and the moonlit beach was liking walking in a movie! Could not have been better! Love it!
Mana Kai 402 was the perfect spot for us in Maui! The breathtaking views from the lanai, the beautifully appointed condo and the location were top notch. I loved that we had amazing snorkeling (with turtles!) to the right of the property and sandy beach to the left. We loved the long morning walks on the beach and the many amazing resturants (and shaved ice of course) nearby (we certainly did not go hungry)! John and Sara were amazing hosts and communication from them was always prompt and helpful. We can’t wait to come back!
This place really lives up to all the other reviews. Perfectly updated. Great layout. Amazing location. Super comfy beds. The longest part of the journey to get to the beach is the 4 floors in the elevator.
John and Sara were amazing as well. Very prompt with their answers to my questions. They also provided a great list of great things to do, eat, and experience.
We had decided to go to Maui to celebrate our 25th anniversary and our kids graduations. Words cannot describe the place , view and location.
John and Sara have created an oasis and we loved every minute there and their hospitality is outstanding.
We had a great time at this property! Pictures are exactly as they are shown. Beds and pillows were very comfortable and the kitchen was amazing! The owners were great and very responsive throughout the entire process. The best part was all the "extras" that the property had, you did not have to worry about last minute items because everything was there at your fingertips. I would highly recommend staying here!
We had an incredible time at this property. We were provided everything we needed and more. This place is truly a gem!
This home has everything you need to enjoy your stay!