Makani Sands 103


Rates: $249 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: K (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.92 (from 127 reviews)
Remodeled Makani Sands 103 is a direct ocean front ground floor unit only 20 steps from a secluded sandy beach with great swimming, snorkeling, & uncrowded surf. You'll love the stunning year-round sunset and twin island views (with whales breaching in season) right from the kitchen, living room or the oceanfront lanai.

We are located between the world class resorts and golf courses at Kapalua and Kaanapali, and just minutes from award-winning restaurants, activities, and an outlet mall. Low-rise Makani Sands offers convenient proximity to all with a more peaceful atmosphere.

Fully furnished with tile floors, granite counters, W/D, etc., our resort amenities include pool & beachside BBQ. Like most buildings in this neighborhood ours is not equipped with air conditioning however you're so close to the cool water and tropical breeze this is rarely an issue. The sleeper sofa provides a second bed if needed.

Our unique sea wall creates an inlet relative to the surrounding rocky coastline. Tides push sand in to create a beach which varies in depth by several feet and can at times be completely submerged. There is always access for swimming and snorkeling. Makani Sands is where the local turtles tend to stay. The turtles know what they're doing. Registration Number: GE-055-648-3584-01%2C+%2C+TA-055-648-3584-01%2C+430060120003

Makani Sands 103 Reviews



Joe N.
August 2023
We came and the place was exactly, if not better than, what we expected. Then the Lahaina fire happened and that’s where our host, Thom, really showed what kind of human he is. He offered us a place to stay, without making a huge deal about anything, was really responsive and helpful. 10000/10000 stars, I will definitely stay here again someday


Jacqulyn F.
July 2023
We loved our stay here! It was very relaxing and really close to different restaurants. We saw a ton of turtles which was really cool. Tom was very responsive with our questions before we got there. Thanks again!


breanna b.
June 2023
My mom and I stayed here as a fun girls trip and LOVED this place. There are so many turtles that swim right up to the rocks outside the room and it was so cool! The room was very clean. The location was awesome. Super close to a lot of great places to eat.


Jonathan S.
May 2023
It was amazing to open the curtains and just hear and see the ocean. Could watch the sunset from the front room.


William D.
May 2023
Our stay here was great and communication with Tom was excellent. It is a great location convenient to beaches, shopping an restaurants. One thing to be aware of the beach is very nice but at least when we were there only present at low tide. If you were planning on building sand castles all day you’ll need to go down to the big beach (within walking distance). We snorkeled the reef opposite the property and saw some see turtles too. All the amenities were great and someone even left a couple of unfinished bottles in the cupboard for the next guest (adult beverages). Great stay.


loni l.
May 2023
This was the perfect place for us to stay. Our son is disabled so the ground floor makes it easy to see all the whales. The landscaping is beautiful. It’s a peaceful place.


Randall B.
May 2023
We really enjoyed our stay in this property. Loved being beachfront, hearing the waves crashing. Thanks for the great stay Tom!!


Michael P.
May 2023
Really nice property! Relaxing walk-out patio was nice. Good place to explore West Maui. Perfect for a couple or small family.


Tiffany T.
May 2023
Loved, loved, loved waking up every morning to the ocean right outside the back door and going to bed every night to the sound of the waves. This place is amazing! The condo was clean, bed super comfy, and the internet worked great. Appreciated the extra fans, as the unit would get a little stuffy without them. We couldn’t have asked for more. The grounds were well maintained and beautiful. And we really enjoyed walking to the coffee shop and other stores just up the street. Mahalo!


Janice K.
April 2023
Liked everything about this rental. Listing was accurate, communication with owner was great, check in was trouble-free. The unit itself was very nicely furnished and well-supplied with pots, dishes, etc. Location couldn't have been more beautiful. Would definitely rent again.


Sherri T.
March 2023
Location was fantastic!! Could view whales sitting on the lanai. Sea turtles swimming right off the beach. Quiet area with a small town feel but shopping available near by. The ocean air flowed freely through the condo and was cool enough to sleep at night. Condo had everything needed for our stay. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!!


Krystal H.
March 2023
Amazing stay! Beautiful place & perfect view.



February 2023
Perfect in every way. Thank you!


Dave H.
January 2023
Steps to the ocean, walking distance to shops and restaurants. And whales, whales, whales! We loved our stay and recommend this unit.


Cameron D.
January 2023
Location was perfect for us. Seeing the whales and the turtles from the lanai was great. Close enough to easily get to other areas on the island, and the local shops and restaurants were great and easy to get to as well. Owner was great with his communication, and we look forward to staying here again.


Dakota A.
January 2023
Tom’s condo in Kaanampali felt like we were staying at a friend’s place! The decor is simple but comfortable, and not much can beat that ground floor lanai with waves and views of Lanai’i from the living space. We slept to the sounds of waves, with windows open. The space is clean and just how it looks in the listing, if not nicer. If there’s one downside it’s that it’s a bit of a drive to Lahaina (about 15-20 minutes), but the ocean views make up for that without question. There isn’t really a beach at this spot, but there is a park within walking distance and a few nice beaches in easy driving distance. 100% would stay here again.


Margaret C.
January 2023
Our family enjoys the sounds of waves and the accessibility to the ocean from the unit. Overall it was pleasant, not luxurious. There is no AC and tiny ants were found on the kitchen counter. Not the biggest problem, but for the price, we would expect newer facilities and more comfort. Maybe we made a huge mistake to book during Christmas week. Maui is overrated and too pricey!


Tom P.
December 2022
We had a wonderful time here. The ocean so close to the patio was mesmerizing. With the early morning moon it was magical. We talked with the owner and he was extremely kind. We would definitely stay here again!


Michael M.
December 2022
Didn't know that there had been a sinkhole just outside of the lanai and property was under construction. Found this out getting off the plane. Jackhammer and backhoes all week... However, Tom was very accommodating and we ended up making a great week of it. Beautiful view of Molokai ...


Chris H.
November 2022
Property is located fairly close to several popular beaches and within walking distance to multiple amenities. The beach by the seawall is entirely sandy and excellent for swimming.


Darius L.
November 2022
Tom is incredibly professional and knows how to treat his tenants. Great spot and a great time! Thanks again!


Dana P.
October 2022
Owner is very responsive and has thought of everything. Towels galore, beach chairs, boogie boards, fully stocked kitchen…you name it. Perfect unit for a couple like us. Easy access to everything here in west Maui. Very comfortable unit with a wonderful view of the ocean, Molokai and Lana’i.


Jill I.
July 2022
Easy and low key… the perfect place.


Jonathon Y.
July 2022
Imagine this...the moment you open the door and turn right the mighty Pacific Ocean is staring back at you. With a beautiful sunset filling your soul with joy. This was what my wife and I walked into. It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. Close to great coffee and delicious food. This is the place to stay. We will definitely be back the next time we visit gorgeous Maui!


Julia M.
July 2022
I would stay here over and over again. You walk right out to the beach, plenty of loungers to sit and enjoy the view and sunset every day. Met some really awesome neighbors, saw some turtles! We loved it so did the kids !


Mindi G.
July 2022
We loved this property. Simple and right on the beach. Had the most amazing week. Highly recommend to be away from the crowds.


Linda H.
May 2022
The condo was lovely. The bed comfy.


Megan H.
April 2022
We loved this stay. The condo was pretty cozy for our family. The kids enjoyed the pool, which was directly out the front door, and we were steps from the ocean out the back door. We saw all sorts of sea life, including lots of sea turtles. We went snorkeling right off the sea wall. The beach is not the best for kids, though ours still went down right after low tide and they swam and played. There was not much of a beach most of the time, and it takes some small element of climbing to get up/down to the water, as there is a drop off. The kids wouldn’t have been able to get up/down on their own. The drop off from the sea wall was large enough it made me a little nervous with my littlest, so I probably wouldn’t suggest this for super young children unless you are confident they will follow directions and be weary. It is walking distance to a very safe beach and playground, so it was also easy to head down there for more beach time. We also loved driving north for more snorkeling. The condo does not have AC but it is very well ventilated; as soon as we arrived we opened all the slatted windows and screen door on the lanai and turned on the fans, and it was very comfortable inside. I appreciated the laundry being right there and having the privacy of our own parking. We would definitely stay again, and we met other return guests to these particular condos. Our host was very communicative, welcoming, and quick to respond to questions during booking and before arrival.


Sally C.
April 2022
Just the right size for the two of us. Smaller facility was more peaceful than larger ones. Absolutely stunning sunset views!! Snorkel or fish right out front were big perks. Tom was very responsive to questions. This place will stay on the list for future visits.


Ardyn F.
March 2022
This location was amazing.



March 2022
We stayed during January/February and enjoyed our stay. We loved drinking coffee on the lanai and watching the sunrise every morning, the whales playing beyond the reef, and the occasional turtle surfing the waves. We would definitely stay again!


Ken J.
March 2022
What a great place to watch the whales and relax! Even the sea turtles like the place! Great first floor location. Walk out to the lanai, and you see the whales! The place was as advertised, even better. It has everything you would need for a great time. Quiet complex, close to shopping. You have to try the food trucks which is a 15 minute walk away. Other restaurants even closer. Or you can bbq every night!


pete l.
March 2022
This a wonderful property for a peaceful and quiet get away. The views and sunsets were amazing. Whales and turtles could be seen everyday just beyond the breakwall. The unit was very well equipped and comfortable. Located just a few minutes north of Lahaina made for easy access to beaches, shopping and dining.


David B.
February 2022
Positives are great location; lovely accommodations, resident golden plover, waves (possible snorkeling) about 15 yards away; very helpfully responsive owner. Negatives were nearby construction and building outside lights impeding star watching.


denalda w.
January 2022
Checkin was easy and communication with Thomas was fantastic. Lovely one bedroom condo right on the water. A quiet building that is unique in that although it’s dated, it’s charming. In a lower key neighborhood than most parts of Maui. We loved it.


Jordan M.
January 2022
Tom’s condo is clean and comfortable. It was perfect for me, my husband and our two kids. The pool is warm and the view is unbeatable.


Chris C.
January 2022
Very nice condo. Great location with easy access to restaurants, beaches, etc. Easy communication with Tom.


Christine G.
December 2021
What a beautiful and peaceful location! Grateful for the time and memories shared with family during Thanksgiving!


NORMA L.
November 2021
My husband and I stayed here and loved it. You could hear the waves all day and night. Beautiful sunset and sunrise. Nice private patio. Difinelety would stay here again!!


Jenee W.
November 2021
Thanks for an amazing time. We celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and it was perfect. Thank you


James L.
November 2021
Very nice and quiet location, first floor walk out to beach below!


Karen G.
October 2021
Our condo was right on the beach,we walked out our back door and were at the water. The turtles came up to us in the water, I was able to touch a turtle.


Laurie C.
October 2021
This complex is a bit deceiving when you first pull in, but our unit was on the first floor and opened onto a private patio and beach. Everything was clean and it was well stocked. The few problems we had were minimal and the owner responded immediately! There is not A/C, but fans and open windows at both ends kept us comfortable. The common outdoor gathering area was perfect, with a grill, tiki torches, lounge chairs and stairs to a sandy beach. We swam with turtles right near shore! I would definitely recommend this.


Robin R.
October 2021
NO AIR CONDITIONING! Had to go buy a fan just to sleep at night. Other than that our stay was wonderful. Ocean right our the back door, literally.


Jamie S.
October 2021
Everything from inquiring about the property to making the reservation to the stay and check out was super easy. The peppery is exactly as described and was perfect for my husband and me. It did get warm at times with no air conditioner but we quickly adapted and it really was a non issue. We would definitely stay here again!


Rubén S.
October 2021
Remarkable! The view and access to the ocean is priceless. Hoping to come back more often than just once a year.


Melissa F.
September 2021
We have had a wonderful stay here at Makani Sands - perfect location and love being so close to the ocean! Can’t wait to come again !


Berna S.
August 2021
The condo is as advertised and we enjoyed how close to the beach we were. Loved seeing the turtle that came every evening. It was a nice quiet area and the beach is not crowded. The only con is that there is not AC and it gets hot at night. However I would stay there again even without the AC but I would rent a car, there is not very many places open to eat at that is within walking distance.


Jack M.
August 2021
Everything about this place was great! We were right on the water and had a nice sandy beach. Turtles were hanging out with us 24/7! Located near just about all you need. Room was extremely clean and felt like home. Definitely will return again, hopefully soon!! Two thumbs way up!!


Kelsey W.
August 2021
We had a great time with our stay. Tom was able to respond quickly to help solve any problems we had. The condo is in walking distance to shops and restaurants. The snorkeling is great off of the sea wall. We saw sea turtles every day!


isabel m.
August 2021
Wow wow wow views for days and has a small sandy beach that is amazing and not too many rocks(lots of other have alot of rocks). Snorkeling right outside the condo was great! Best place to view the sunset! and turtle lovers will rejoice with the sights of them gliding along next to you! Loved this place will stay here again in the future!


Mindy H.
July 2021
This is a beautiful condo right on the beach. It was so peaceful. Tom was so responsive to any questions we had. We had to postpone it a year because of COVID and Tom made it so easy to do. If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay this is it!


john r.
July 2021
Excellent


Sten0127 G.
June 2021
This was a wonderful place to stay. The view looking out the window or on the patio was beautiful. You are so close to the water. Everything was clean and the owner is extremely responsive. Perfect!

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