Maui Kai #603

Rates: $179 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: K (sleeps 3)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 117 reviews)
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Imagine walking into your accommodations on your dream vacation on Maui and all you see is ocean as you step through the front door. Your jaw hangs open as you drop your bags on the tile/new hardwood floor and you head directly for the private lanai through our brand new silky smooth sliding glass doors ... 'Is this real?' you ask yourself. Oh yes... the pictures on VRBO didn't even do the place's real. You yell to your significant other, 'honey, grab us some wine!' It sure is a good thing that you stopped at the Times Market across the street on your way in for some groceries. You don't plan on leaving this place for a while. At least not until you've seen the sunset from the new balcony height chairs that you've just settled into. This is what Maui is all about. You have officially found paradise. This is why we take one last longing look back when we walk out the door as we leave each and every time. Our guests tell us the same thing. You will get a kick out of watching the sunset cruises sail directly by the front of the condo and stop to watch the perfect sunsets each evening. You get that at no extra cost :-). You'll find yourselves timing your days so you can get back to home base by sunset - trust me. There's no better place to watch it or to watch whales. Listen for the sounds of blowing conch shells when the sun disappears beneath the horizon. Give your conch trumpeting skills a try yourself! How magical can it get?

Hey, you haven't even noticed all the upgrades we did on the place, but you'll see them in a bit. You just fell in love with our place for the same reasons why we did. If it's whale season, grab the binoculars on your way out to the lanai while you get comfortable to get an extra close look. You are in for a show!

Another reason why you'll never want to leave? The constant sounds of the waves rolling in and crashing. You may wonder if you want a one bedroom or a studio unit for your trip. Trust me, you want a studio (one bedrooms have the bedroom near the entrance of the unit, the furthest point from the ocean). A studio unit is the only way to hear the waves crashing from your bed to lull you to sleep. Ahh... Heaven. I simply can't describe it in words. Maui Kai is the closest building to the water on all of Maui. You'll seriously think you are on a cruise ship. I've heard this comment made dozens of times. Simply unbelievable. We're on the 6th floor and the lanai is 100% private and secure. Lower floors aren't very private (people walk by and can see in your unit). The higher floors have the best views by far. People couldn't see into the unit or lanai if they tried, and nobody can possibly get inside. You're able to keep the sliding doors open all evening long and hear the waves crashing. You can hear the ocean even when you close the doors (you will need to do this to hear the TV- the waves are that close!) and you have the air conditioning on (central air on Maui? YES and very rare!). Do you need air conditioning on Maui... that's up to you, but it's there if you need it. We use it every single time we stay at the condo. It can get warm on Maui. We've stayed in condos with window AC units in the living rooms and fans in the bedrooms...we were miserable. We just couldn't buy one of those condos knowing that we couldn't sleep at night while sweating (do consider it when finding a place to stay). Maui Kai is also quiet. The sound of the ocean helps with this quite a bit, but we also aren't near any roads and the parking lot is away from the building. We've stayed at several condos in the Ka'anapali area and were kept up all night long. Read reviews for any place that you are considering...see if people complain about barking dogs, roosters (yes!), slamming car doors, etc. If you don't have air conditioning, you have to keep windows open. With time changes coming in from wherever you are traveling from, and others coming in at all hours of the night, you need to be able to sleep at some point :-). Being on the 6th floor isolates you from the noise of passersby on the beach and since our building is concrete you won't hear people walking above you. That surprised me since we are from the mainland and are used to wooden buildings.

We purchased our piece of paradise in February 2014 and have been completely remodeling, renovating and redecorating it since in very high end decor and materials. We kept with a beachy/Hawaiian (yet modern) theme in blue, white and silver. Updated with hardwood floors and our extremely comfortable pillow top king sized bed to rest your heads!. You will stay in your very own junior suite with an updated full kitchen (everything is full size - many condos, even in our building aren't this way) with quartz countertops and glass backsplash, and you will have a full bathroom. The condo comfortably sleeps two (or you may add a child by renting our comfy twin size air mattress for $15/night).

Maui Kai #603 is located north of downtown Lahaina, directly on the ocean on the West side of the island. The views are unbelievable, the beaches to die for and the snorkeling is out of this world. Our favorite snorkel areas are super close: just out front of the condo, Honolua Bay, Black Rock, and Napili Bay to name a few.

The drive down to Kihei and the southern beaches is also short and it's worth visiting those areas, but you'll want to return back to Ka'anapali and the cooler weather with the lush green, tropical feel at the end of your day.

There are so many things to do close by! many beaches! Each one is unique and more beautiful than the last. Activities such as surfing, snorkeling, diving, parasailing, boat trips, ziplining and horseback riding abound!

Food truck row is a short walk right around the corner to satisfy your local food cravings! You can also walk to the grocery store, shave ice, coffee shop, fish tacos, water sports rental, and the best farmer's market. You don't need a car, but we'd recommend one if you want to get out and really see Maui (Haleakala, road to Hana). I have a great guest book of recommendations in the condo for you and I also send all renters a list of suggested activities. It has received rave reviews!

The best place for whale watching on the island? Our condo! We provide top of the line binoculars (not needed to see the whales, but these get you in for a closer look), a completely private covered lanai, and nature provides amazing whale watching! You will see dozens if you visit in season. No matter what time of year you visit, you'll see our resident sea turtles, fish and rays on the reef directly below the lanai. Nothing beats relaxing after a day of adventure and watching the surfers end their day along with the sunset. Guaranteed perfection. Every. Single. Time.
Much Aloha!

Amenities include:
- direct oceanfront
- direct beachfront
- west facing for incredible sunsets
- central air conditioning
- FREE parking
- FREE high-speed Internet
- FREE local phone calls
- Coffee maker
- private open lanai (covered) with spectacular sunset views of Lanai and Molokai
- high end binoculars for whale-watching from lanai (whale season: November – late April)
- indoor dining area for four
- lanai dining area for four
- living room/reading area with a sofa and chair
- beach towels, cooler
- fully equipped gourmet kitchen (stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher)
- Everything is provided that you could need: all kitchen supplies, cookware, dish soap, shampoos, dish sponges, hairdryer, etc. (if you aren't sure just ask me!)
- large grocery store and farmer’s markets within walking distance
- 40' flat-screen cable TV with blue ray DVD player
- a large closet
- coin operated laundry facilities on our floor
- incredibly helpful staff at your service
- swimming pool and hot tub that is never crowded
- gas barbecues and picnic tables in pool area
- FREE computer access with high-speed Internet and printer in pool-side cabana
- rec room with large flat screen TV, ping-pong table, full kitchen, and lending library in pool-side cabana (games and books)
- gorgeous swimming and snorkeling at Ka'anapali Beach!
-enjoy the boardwalk heading south past all the resorts. Amazing for evening strolls while listening to live music along the way.
-short drive to town of Lahaina for shopping, marina, restaurants, etc.

Contact me directly to ask any questions. We do book up quickly.
Please note that although you are in paradise - weather, tides and beach will obviously vary. Registration Number: TA-043-268-3008-01, GE-043-268-3008-01, 440011000043

Maui Kai #603 Reviews

MerriLee V.
January 2024
Best turtle watching, whale watching ever. Even saw a monk seal swim by!

Debi F.
December 2023
Clean, view is great! Been there twice now.

Andrew R.
December 2023
Thank you

Kevin B.
October 2023
The property is a smallish, 500 roughly square feet. But everything I needed was there. The views from the lanai are absolutely amazing. Super clean place, very close proximity to the beach boardwalk. I had a period of about three hours where somebody upstairs was Doing some minor construction, but that passed and it was peaceful again. I will definitely want to come back to this place.

Russ G.
October 2023
It was my wife and 3 yr old son and myself and studio was perfect size. Everything went easy the entire week and we had no issues. Location is perfect as you're centrally located and amazing ocean view. The GM and his wife were very friendly and always made sure we were good when they seen us out. We would recommend to all.

William B.
August 2023
Nice location with the water right outside. Great view of the sunset and sea life . We were able to snorkel in front of the property and had turtles visiting every day. We enjoyed our stay!

Ellie H.
August 2023
We found this unit to be exactly as advertised. It is clean and includes the necessities, as well as some nice extras like snorkel masks. Only cooking ingredients are salt/pepper, but there are plenty of restaurants and food trucks nearby. There’s a great beach within easy walking distance along the water. If you’re dead-set on having only the highest end finishes, you’ll need to spend a lot more, but unit 603 had all that we needed and a great view for a very fair price. Office staff were all very kind and helpful.

Natalie D.
July 2023
We absolutely loved this condo-the location was great and we enjoyed all the amenities so much. I couldn’t have been happier!! We will be back!

Brooke B.
June 2023
Nice quiet location with a beautiful view. Very clean. Short walk to the beach. Beach chairs were nice and we used often.

Hilda G.
June 2023
From the minute we walked into our unit, it was everything that we expected. Listening to the ocean waves was great! We will definitely be back!

May 2023
Close to restaurants.

May 2023
The location and view can not be beat. If there are just two of you traveling, this place is perfect. My top priority for finding a place to stay was the view, and there probably isn’t a better place for whale watching, sea turtles (I even saw a shark and a dolphin) from the balcony. We slept with the doors open and the only sound is listening to the waves crash. The full kitchen is great and there’s really everything you could need at the apartment or nearby. Tons of restaurants, grocery store, coffee shops, best snorkeling spots are all so close. We loved our stay at this charming apartment.

Mary T.
May 2023
We loved staying at this condo! We slept with the doors open every night and it felt amazing! Didn’t need my sound machine at this location because the sounds of the crashing waves all night! So cute and comfortable and great location right on a beautiful beach!

Wendy F.
April 2023
This condo really is right on the ocean. Our sixth floor balcony gave us great and constant views of the ocean and included nearly constant whale sightings. Convenient location. Lovely stay.

Kris W.
April 2023
The property was right the beach. We loved sitting in the deck watching whales, sea turtles and sunsets. Loved using the beach chairs, snorkels and other beach supplies. Thank you for supplying. Unit was very clean and well stocked. The building and condo was dated and furniture was worn and needed updated and replaced.

Jerry V.
March 2023
When you book on line you take a chance on what to expect and the facility and room far exceeded our expectations. As soon as my Wife opened the door she felt right at home and the view from the Lanai was breathtaking. In the first few minutes we were watching Whales from from the chairs, WOW. We will be back for sure.

Brenda w.
February 2023
This was our fifth stay in this building and first in this unit. Nothing can beat the location! With the ocean right in front of the lanai, the waves provide a constant background beat. We will be back!

Russell P.
January 2023
Great location and the views were great. We saw lots of whales and beatiful sunsets from the lanai.

Lora A.
January 2023
What an amazing location! We loved being directly on the ocean, and could literally whale watch from bed we were so close! For being a Murphy bed, the bed was incredibly comfortable. There were a lot of thoughtful touches including binoculars, beach chairs, umbrella, snorkel gear, and a cooler. We were walking distance to the beautiful paved beachfront boardwalk, Duke’s Beach House, the foodtruck park, and grocery store and other shops. Fabulous stay-we will be back!

Laura K.
January 2023
We enjoyed our stay! No complaints. Super comfortable. Would definitely stay again.

Jessica P.
October 2022
Beautiful inside & out! We stayed for 2 weeks & are so grateful for what this room & location had to offer. Thank you for sharing this incredible place! Highly recommend! Mahalo 🤙

Ana M.
September 2022
Had such a wonderful experience at this property The view was just amazing nothing like it Not to mention we saw sea turtles swimming so close to shore!! Everything is so close too amazing location Definitely recommend this rental !!

Paige A.
July 2022
My husband and I could not have been happier at this property. The view was absolutely perfect with the sound of waves lulling us to sleep. The location of the property was within walking distance to everything: supermarket, restaurants and bars. We had everything we needed!

July 2022
There was nothing to dislike!!!!

Jacob A.
June 2022
Fantastic location and very nice space! Check in and check out were very simple as well

James L.
June 2022
It’s a small space but great for 2 people. I was there with my daughter. We were gone from sunrise to sunset doing outdoor activities. It was a perfect place to stay away from all the crowds at Kaanapali and Whalers village area. The view is like being a cruise ship. You can see fish and turtles in the clear water from 6 floors up. Can you tell the owners had a lot of work to make the place welcoming and clean and with a vacation vibe. Best deal on Maui for a group of 2.

Melissa B.
June 2022
This property is a gem. Location, sunsets, facilities are all great. Definitely recommend!

Patty F.
May 2022
This is a nicely appointed studio style condo with a fabulous view! Well appointed and situated a few doors down from Duke's restaurant which was a nice spot for cocktails or dinner, etc. Beach access is right out the front of building and the sounds of the ocean will bless you as you sit on the deck. Loved it!

May 2022
We had this rental for 2 days and it was perfect for just the two of us! The view was spectacular!

scott s.
May 2022
Cant ask for a better place. perfect in all catagories.

Mary Joy A.
April 2022
Excellent place and location. I recommend!

Christy P.
March 2022
Such a beautiful stay! The studio was bright and clean, well appointed and the bed was super comfy. Listening to the waves crash right outside our room was exactly what we needed!

Ann M.
March 2022
We loved staying at John & Christine's property! Maui Kai is a very special place and this unit was SO nice. We enjoyed the proximity to the water and the ease of walking down to the north end of Kaanapali Beach. We will be back!

Alisha B.
February 2022
amazing views. Saw dozens of whales every day.

Edith M.
January 2022
Check-in process was smooth and seamless after a long day of flying. Instructions were excellent. Studio Immaculate. I have always been a terrible sleeper, but not this time…the sound of the ocean was therapeutic and mesmerizing. There were no neighbors to see outside of the lanai. I had the best sleep ever! You will not be disappointed if you should be so fortunate to stay in this beautiful condo. Mahalo!

Ashley K.
January 2022
Hands down the best rental property we have booked to date! Many mornings & nights spent on the lanai soaking up magical views of rainbows, sunsets, sea turtles, and whales. The property owners are professional, kind, and prompt to reply. The property itself is well maintained, clean, and provides all the basics needed that you can’t pack in your suitcase. It’s a perfect spot for a solo traveler or a couple looking for a relaxing get away. Not to mention there is A LOT within walking distance- beach, food truck park, restaurants, a grocery story that is open till 2:00 AM, and more. So grateful to have found this little gem and when we go back to HAWAII we will 100% be booking this property again! Thank you Christine and John for a truly incredible experience that has honestly left me and my husband speechless!

Trisha L.
November 2021
My husband and I were suppose to come in February with 3 other couples. My husband and I were the only ones to make it in November. This place is exactly as it’s advertised! Great beach within a very short walk. You can’t beat the view from the lanai! 7 days wasn’t long enough.

Joseph W.
November 2021
Loved our stay at this beautiful Maui location. Great owners who have clearly taken superior care of their home on the island. Spend enormous amounts of time on the deck right on top of the ocean. Your piece of paradise is waiting! Aloha!

Wendi R.
October 2021
Loved our stay here! Location was great! Close to shops and restaurants. The privacy of the Lani and being right above the shoreline was amazing!!! Watched the sun set every night from it! Would definitely stay here again!

antoine D.
September 2021
Very nice

August 2021
Great view - Nice location- Showerhead was wonderful and shampoo awesome! Thanx Thanks for answering phone when checking in and helping us. We didn't bring the right key to check in - You helped us and we got right in.

Salvatore S.
August 2021
We had a really nice stay. This place has the best views for sunset. Our microwave did not work. We made due without but felt that communication should have been on owner to reach out to front desk instead of asking us to reach out for it to be fixed. Small inconvenience but the overall stay was amazing!

Danielle S.
July 2021
We loved staying here. Our hosts were very easy to communicate with and super helpful. The view is seriously amazing. The location is also great, super close to a grocery store and right on the beach. You can snorkel right in front of the rental and the reefs go out super far! We saw a turtle in the water from our balcony, that’s how clear it was. Highly recommend.

Julia S.
July 2021
Great little studio close to the beach and Lahaina. Not a top floor unit but feels private and the sunsets are to die for

Emily J.
June 2021
More of a motel feel to the room than a condo, but it was clean and a great price for an incredible view of the ocean!

Meghan d.
November 2016
Updated condo with a nice view of the ocean in a nice location. We chose it based on the view of the ocean from the room and having a kitchen. The building is well-maintained and the service desk can help you book activities. A couple notes: if you're expecting a resort-style pool, this definitely isn't an option for you. The pool is well-maintained but not a pool you'd find at a hotel or nice resort. Also, the condo isn't oceanfront. You can't walk right out of the building to the beach. It's a 30-45 min. walk to get to the heart of the beach. If you're okay with driving to the beach, it's a 5 minute drive to Black Rock, and close to the northern beaches as well. That said, we still had a great time but next time, we're going to opt for beachfront.

Di M.
August 2016
We loved our stay in Christine's condo, just disappointed we didn't book a longer time. The location is perfect, so convenient to many close attractions, Dukes and the Ka'anapali Beach Club next door, both great for happy hours and pupus, and a good boardwalk to Black rock and beyond. The shopping centre over the road was very handy as was the local bus stop at the entry for trips to the Seahouse at Napili and the Barefoot Bar at Whalers. Also an easy drive to Honolua Bay and Lahaina, in fact no where is very far away in Maui. The condo was perfect for us, spotlessly clean and nicely appointed, the studio was spacious, the bed so comfortable and everything we needed was supplied. The lanai was great for watching the passing boats, Moloki and the beautiful sunsets. Christine's information she sent was very helpful and much appreciated, it made our planning very easy. We highly recommend this condo.

Christina O.
July 2016
My experience at Maui Kia was everything I was hoping it would be and more! The condo is gorgeous and the view is indescribable. It is centrally located so you can walk around downtown if you desire. It's seated in between two bigger resorts but feels very private at the same time. The beach is beautiful and right outside your front door! While sitting on the lanai I saw Dolphins, turtles, and rainbows! It was a dream to wake up to that view and hear the ocean every morning. Also, the staff were very accommodating and caring, as were the owners of the condo. I felt at home, didn't want to leave! I recommend Maui Kai 100%

Diane D.
April 2015
We had an awesome time in Maui and loved staying at the Maui Kai #603. The view was amazing-watched the last whales of the season and swam with the turtles. Snorkeling near the condo was better than on the boat tour that we took. The staff was great and the other tenants were nice and friendly. We loved the coziness if the place. No huge, noisy crowds to deal with. Relaxing but we found tons of things to do on Maui. Sunrise at Haleakula with the bike ride down. Road to Hana/finishing at Mama's. Snorkeling near the Westin in Kaanapali, and Napili and Kapalua Bays. Explored Kihei, wailed, and Makena/Big Beach. Got a much needed dose of 10 straight days of sun and 83 degree weather. Being able to come home and kick back with a cold beer from the Maui Brewing Co. On the lanai and watch the sunset was priceless. Thank you for a GREAT vacation! We will most definitely recommend the Maui Kai to our friends!

Shilo S.
March 2015
We came on our honeymoon. We couldn't have asked for a better view or location. Turtle and Whale watching from the lanai ~ So amazing! We had such a wonderful time :) Ono Kau Kau has incredible local food - Yum!! I am jealous that you guys are moving here permanently ;) Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!

November 2014
Direct ocean front comfortable home. We were lulled to sleep each night with the pounding surf! Star gazing from the lanai is amazing! The condo is on the sixth floor and is fully equipped with everything you will need for a fantastic Maui relaxing vacation. The view is spectacular so much so that it is hard to leave the unit. King size bed was very comfortable. We love the Maui Kai and it always feels like coming home whenever we are blessed to be there! Always a treat to see other returning guests. We have added 603 to our favorites list! Reserve it without hesitation and you will not be disappointed! Aloha

Brandon S.
October 2014
You will not be disappointed with this unit on your stay in Maui. We had a lot of fun and spent a lot of time on the lanai enjoying the great views. We hadn't planned on doing any laundry while we were there but it was really nice to have the laundry right outside our door and ended using it. The snorkeling right outside the condo was good too. We wish we were still there....

Freddy O.
October 2014
Our stay at Maui Kai 603 was as advertised- a well equipped and updated apartment, with a breathtaking view. After viewing many other suites in the same building, John and Christine's place, was by far the most fresh and modern. My girlfriend and I were quite pleased to find a well furnished apartment, that was comfortable and clean. John and Christine have thought about everything a traveler to Hawaii would need, from binoculars to watch whales to a beach umbrella to keep you cool on the beach. These little touches make a difference. We could not believe how gorgeous the view is on the private lanai, where we spent many evenings drinking wine to a spectacular sunset. The ocean is literally pounding on the the buildings doorsteps, and can be quite soothing and make you feel like you are far from home. Maui Kai is a lovely building, that is central to many activities, restaurants and sites. Snorkelling is literally right outside the door, great coffee and grocery stores are across the street and retail shopping is a close drive away. John and Christine were very kind and quick to answer all our questions. Christine's lengthy list of suggestions were spot on and much appreciated. I can't wait to go back to Maui next year and will definitely stay here again. P.S. I swam with turtles! P.S.S. Go to Ono tacos or the Fish Market, 5mins away!

Michael K.
September 2014
We spent three days and two nights at the Maui Kai #603 and wished it could have been much longer. What a beautiful unit John and Christine have put together! Not to mention in a building with such a storied background. It was a perfect fit for my wife Jill, our son Blake and me. We wanted to get away from the sameness of other chain type hotels and the like and that's just what we did. Jill still talks about how if felt like, "we were on a boat with water all around". That's how close the ocean seemed. You couldn't get a better view anywhere and the sunsets couldn't be beaten. We took dozens of photos of the breathtaking waters of the Pacific from our 6th floor lani. The Maui Kai staff was helpful and everything we needed was there and well maintained. And talk about location... we were just 8 minutes from Kapalua where my son and I played golf on a course that the pros play every year. Then a short drive in the other direction a day later and we snorkeled with a family of sea turtles at Black Rock Beach. What more could you ask for? We plan on coming back and making the Maui Kai our home away from home!

hyun k.
September 2014
Clean, friendly, as advertised. No more words necessary. Hurry and book before someone else does.

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

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