Kulakane, Maui

Kulakane is a 42-unit oceanfront condo resort located in Honokowai, between Kapalua and Kaanapali. The resort offers breathtaking views and direct ocean access, with an oceanfront swimming pool, BBQ area with gas grills, refreshed landscaping, shuffleboard, table tennis, and an on-site coin laundry room. Parking is included, and there are no resort fees. The resort is within walking distance of several restaurants, the ABC store, and Times Market. Please note that the presence of a small beach in front of the property depends on weather and tide conditions and cannot be guaranteed year-round.

Kulakane Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kulakane is $302. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 115 Guest Reviews


Reviewer Portrait

The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The Kulakane condo resort on Maui receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, highlighting its beautiful views, cleanliness, and friendly atmosphere. Many guests praise the resort's location, with its proximity to the ocean offering opportunities for turtle watching, snorkeling, and enjoying sunsets. The management team, particularly Debbie and Tony, are frequently commended for their helpfulness and welcoming nature. While the resort is appreciated for its amenities, such as the pool and well-equipped condos, some guests mention minor issues like the lack of air conditioning in some units and occasional maintenance needs. Despite these, the overall sentiment is that Kulakane offers a special and memorable experience, with many guests expressing a desire to return. The sense of community, responsiveness of property managers, and the natural beauty surrounding the resort contribute to its high recommendations. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 115 guest reviews.

Recent Kulakane Reviews


This was a wonderful place to stay especially for my son who wanted nothing more than to swim with turtles. Every evening they came right up to the wave wall of the condo. It was wonderful and close to things yet set apart from the super touristy places enough.
Katelin R.
April 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Beautiful condo in a great location. Wouldn’t change anything. Ocean is steps away. My family will miss this place.
RYAN N.
April 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I come to the Kulakane twice a year and love every moment. It is perfect as we are part of the community with the best view. Tony & Debbie are the best people...been coming for over 40 years & they are the best managers ever ❤️ Not sure why you need property management when you have these my opinion a waste of owners money!
Elizabeth T.
April 2024

Million dollar view. Several turtles 🐢 hang out in front of sea wall.
Tom C.
March 2024

It’s a rare place where the photos do justice to the experience. I took a million videos from lanai. I could have thrown my phone into the ocean from the lanai — *that* close. Our place was wonderful. The check in process was lovely and friendly — and in-person. As they say on eBay a++++ would stay again - and I hope we do
Dave H.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I have stayed at The Kulakane several times in the past 40 years as well as many other condos in the Honokowai area only because of non-available Kulakane when I needed the booking The Kulakane is the best if you want a clean, quiet, well maintained somewhat older property to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. It cannot be beat.
Sandra R.
March 2024

We love Kulakane watching whales on the lanai and listening to the surf. This unit is furnished beautifully with a very comfortable king bed. Love the open kitchen counter but it sacrificed storage space, only a minor inconvenience. Easy check-in and departure.
Nancy C.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had 5 weeks of great hospitality and even better weather.
Rich L.
March 2024

We loved this ground floor suite which provided amazing views of the ocean. We watched humpback whales breaching each morning on the patio with our coffee. The suite itself was a bit dated but charming and very clean. The kitchen was well equipped. The property managers were very friendly and responsive. The building is very quiet and the environment was low-key and relaxing. Would definitely stay here again.
Angela D.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We thoroughly enjoyed the unit, the atmosphere, and the hospitality of the management.
Julie G.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Have been staying at the Kulakane for years, and we love it! Can't beat the location for an unmatched view of the ocean, sea turtles and whales. Our condos have always been comfortable, and the staff is always ready to help.
Tim D.
March 2024

Very nice property, convenient location, and right on the water! Had a great, relaxing time.
Adam S.
February 2024

No much good to say. Updated 1960. Beach access but no beach. Thought pool was a hot tub. Stove door broke. Owner had closet full of his / her clothes and other items. Office very seldom open. Nothing to do within walking distance and very little within driving distance. The one positive thing the view. Overpriced what not recommend.
Clark F.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Debbie and Tony make the place like home. It’s always fun to be around them and the renters that we seem to see every year. Our condo was clean and well equipped. 42 years ago we stayed at the Kulakane on our honeymoon and have been coming back close to every year.
Richard S.
February 2024

Enjoyed the expanded view from the lanai, and all the sea turtles.
Stan H.
February 2024

Can’t beat the ocean front view of #306. The beds were comfortable but the patio furniture and living room was so uncomfortable!!!!! Definitely needs replacing. Floors were filthy, and we didn’t wear shoes inside. We swept but didn’t seem to do any good. Not sure if it’s road grime filtering in or they just haven’t been cleaned good in a while. Hauling luggage and groceries up to the third floor was a challenge on the very narrow stairs. Not for those with walking issues. The parking is tight but everywhere on Maui seems that way. We had great whale watching and there was ample room by the pool every day.
SUSAN A.
February 2024

We had a great time at this property. The sea turtles every day were amazing. We also watched whales daily off our balcony.
Ngaio B.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This was our first stay in 114. Beautiful view, comfortable bed, indoor dining set was lovely. The two arm chairs have gotten soft in the seat cushions but otherwise the furniture was nice. We had hoped for a tv in the bedroom and a larger one in the living room. Not a dealbreaker but nicer when the weather isn’t great. We love to cook so we found the knives a little dull and could have used a cheese grater as we enjoy making pizza. We bought a couple pizza pans and left them in the unit. All said - a lovely place to stay. We’ll book again.
Mark G.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We have stayed at a second or third floor condo at Kulakane many times. We love the lanais - they are very spacious, private and right on the ocean. We have taken many photos of migrating Humpback whales, breaching and slapping their tails, while we sipped coffee on the lanai. We have many photos of the sunsets and the turtles. Such a special experience. Unit 202 was lovely. Loved the king bed with tables on BOTH sides. YAY. It could use a side chair, perhaps a recliner, in the living area. The Kulakane is close to two markets (The Times and Napili Market), many many restaurants, several golf courses, shopping, and hiking trails. Always a lovely vacation.
Doran B.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Always a wonderful time at the Kulakane. This was my 8th trip back. Deb and Tony are fantastic have become good friends. The location is amazing. Watching the sunrise on the mountains, the sunset into the Pacific and just listening to the waves. I absolutely love this place. Thank you for another memorable vacation
Bruce B.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The place was lovely. Very clean. Great snorkelling right out front. Lots of turtles. Humpbacks were very active. We will be returning. Very professionally managed.
Ruby Y.
February 2024

Perfect place for the relaxed holiday I was hoping for. Debra and the others were fantastic.
james m.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I have been staying there for 10 years now and there is a reason. The property is great in a good location and is always well taken care of. The rental(Property) Manager and the Grounds and Maintenance Manager are busy starting before you get here until after you leave to ensure your stay is awesome. If you need anything while you are there they do everything possible to take care of it for you. I don't know anywhere else on the island where they take care of you this well. As long as they are there this is where I will stay
james k m.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: All in All ok ... They have taken away the smoking section which was always nice . The condo it’s self needs some updating....throw rug needs replacing, the chest of drawers in bedroom need cleaning or replaced (they have a mildew smell and gets on clothes) I brought air fresheners this time however it didn’t help much 😩 your clothes will start stinking . Pillows are flat . Just needs some TLC by the owners !!
Kelly p L.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I stayed at Kulekane for the 4th time. I stayed in same unit for the 3rd time. It is a beautiful unit and has everything you could want. The staff are the best from rental manager to condo manager. I love staying here with the fabulous views of two other islands. So fun to see the whales.
Sharon J.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This was my third stay at Kulakane. It's almost like being home. My 10 days were quiet and very relaxing. I'll be back.
Anne L.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This was our first trip back since the tragic fire. It was so great to be back at our favorite condo in Kulakane. We absolutely love Tony & Debbie, and to see them, and that the place was still fantastic.....helped to absorb what complete devastation has happened to Maui. The locals have handled it with such honor and grace. It felt good to be there, planning to go next year !! We had a fabulous whale trip, that Debbie suggested. She has the best suggestions for any activities you want!!

February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is an up close ocean front condo complex. You can’t get any closer to the water than this. The perfect view from any unit. There are numerous whale sightings every year we have been there. Also dolphins and green sea turtles.

February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Have stayed in Unit 204 several times over the years and always enjoy the stay. Very well equipped for cooking, snorkeling and relaxing. Bathroom is set up well. Very comfortable stay. The outside deck is set up well. Newer'giant' TV for those interested. Good to support West Maui at this time.
Robert D.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great apartment with everything we needed. Great location. Friendly available staff. Bbq in great condition. Watched whales and turtles nonstop!
Julie B.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I have been staying here for about 12 years. Everything was great as usual. Debbie and Tony do a fantastic job. I am disappointed that the smoking area was removed. I do not smoke, but my girlfriend does. It was nice to have a safe and comfortable area. Now its 2 chairs in a dark corner. It is not safe. Plus, the chairs at the BBQ area have been removed. And no bench outside the office to sit at. These are all things that set the Kulakane apart from the rest. Now it feels like just another condo complex that really does not take into consideration their guests. Very disappointing. I guess it's a new management company. I recommend getting rid of the new management company and going back to what it was. A unique and friendly condo complex.
Steve I.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: There is a reason this is my 10th year in a row staying here. Awesome location, friendly staff and guests. The sunsets can't be beat and the management goes out of their way to ensure that you have everything you need to have while you are here! Mahalo!!
james k m.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our Ohana enjoyed another magical Christmas on Maui, and for the 3rd Christmas in a row, we stayed in room 311. Your condo has become a home away from home for us over the years and we are so grateful for the beautiful space to make memories and enjoy time with our 3 teenage daughters. We have already booked stays for the next two years...and hope for many more visits as well. The condo was clean and stocked well. The cleaning teams are just amazing and so kind! We even found items that we have left in the closets, so that was fun!If we could offer any suggestions, we would love to see the couch upgraded. We don't spend a ton of time in the condo, but at night it would be nice (especially around the holidays) to be able to all (fam of 5 adults) have a place to sit and relax. An L shaped couch with a pullout would be amazing and then you could just get rid of the chair by the door. The couch in general is getting a little worn and "grimy" looking and feeling. The carpet and rugs also are getting very worn and could probably use to be replaced at some point. Beds are comfy and we always sleep so well in Maui. Thank you for your kind hospitality and for sharing this beautiful space with our family. We will treasure our time here forever. Can you beat that view?! It's such amazing.

January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I have been coming to stay at The Kulakane for over 20 years. The grounds are well kept(although I miss the beautiful Japanese garden} The unit 213 is always clean and the utensils for cooking are more than adequate. However,the stove needs replacing. Debbie Reynolds is an excellent manager,and is vey helpful. As is Tony her partner. I have recommended the Kulakane to several friends. Hope to be back again next year

January 2024

all that was advertised
robert N.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Kulakane 101 is our favorite place to stay when we go to Maui. Parking is right at the backdoor, no stairs, and when you walk through the door, the ocean is right in front of you. The kitchen is very well equipped, and you will find everything you need. The additional shaded lanai off the living room is wonderful if you have spent enough time in the sun, but still want to be outside. Bed and linens are great! It's clean and comfortable and feels like home.
Maurice F.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Spent two weeks and enjoyed the whole time. The Manager was excellent - helped us with any questions we had regarding events on the Island, services, etc.
A guest from Edmonton, Alberta
January 2024

The unit we were in was absolutely beautiful. We appreciated having access to beach gear. Katie, my contact person was terrific. The property this unit is in does need updating.
Sarah J.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Traveled to Maui to celebrate our 37th anniversary by returning to the Kulakane, where we had last traveled on our honeymoon. We enjoyed an absolutely wonderful stay. We were greeted by a very personal and thoughtful welcome, an extraordinarily gracious and accommodating management team (Debbie and Tony) and, a perfect first-floor waterfront unit with an awesome lanai; exactly what we had looked forward to for our get away.
A guest from Bremerton, Washington
December 2023

It was a last minute booking glad all worked out. Enjoyed the stay
CQ
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Wonderful stay but very sad Lahaina is Gone!
A guest from Bellingham, Wa
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The Kulakane's is such a magical, special place. From the unbelievable views, the very special condos (our favorite is 202), the beautifully maintained grounds/landscape, to my very favorite people who manage the property with loving care, Debbie and Tony (my “Maui Family”) there is no better place to experience true Aloha❤️I highly recommend this amazing location and property.
Nanette H.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Just right
Chris F.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a wonderful stay. The condo suited our needs perfectly. It was clean and updated and the view was spectacular. Overall, it was great.
Daniela G. R.
December 2023

First, let's cut to the chase and just say that the property staff was very nice and all the people we interacted with were friendly. Also, this property has a truly AWESOME view right on the water and you can enjoy morning coffee or afternoon wine with the whales and turtles, as you are right on top of the water. It has close proximity to conveniences and North Maui beaches, which are brilliant. The evening blowing of the conch shells was really corny, but also cute and fun. If this is all you care about for your stay then this place is great. You could do a lot worse! The condo itself was clean, but I don't think the recent renovation is a success. The main floor shower didn't work, which was a big inconvenience but all we got was a tepid "apology" from management. The main floor bedroom was LOUD (local roosters and street traffic). The kitchen was poorly appointed (e.g. very incomplete silverware set, a very old/cheap, and profoundly dull set of kitchen knives, etc, etc). The lanai shades that protect from afternoon sun were broken. In short, this property needs a few minor repairs and some updated kitchen equipment, but I honestly don't think the owners care. It's understandable that some things break from time to time, but when so many little things that are so easy to resolve don't get taken care of, that feels almost insulting. We didn't hate this property, but it definitely wasn't our favorite.
Matthew S.
December 2023

It’s easy to say that Katie has tremendous pride in ownership. Everything was perfect upon our arrival. The layout was terrific for our family. Sitting on the balcony and listening to the waves crash into the sea wall was super relaxing. We snorkeled right out front, and pretty much had a private beach. We have been coming to Maui for the past twelve years and we couldn’t have been happier with our experience here. Thank You Katie for being so accommodating and easy to communicate with. The Millers
Scott M.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had an awesome stay! Highly recommend!
Paula L.
November 2023

Third floor corner condo with expansive windows and sliders to a porch overlooking the ocean. Beaches are accessible but not right off property. Plenty of places to walk to for beaches, stores and food. Also close enough to drive around the island fairly easily depending on what adventures you plan to do.
Sheryl W.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: As always Debbie has every detail in order making our trip only the best. Debbie and Tony's hospitality is the biggest single reason we come to the Kulakane - and yes we've been coming for over 20 years. they are terrific people. You have a few owners that made off comments about them we absolutely no understanding how much it takes to operate that facility. They (Ron and Debbie) i believe feel that they do all the work and don't have any respect for others feelings about making the culture there a positive experience. I could have done @ 71 what they did in a couple of hours but they made a HUGE deal about nothing getting done there without their hard work. I say Hooyie and if they can't say something NICE than don't say it at all just let it go! Again Thank Debbie and Tony for being such wonderful people and know that place would fall apart without those two wonderful - committed team members. We will be back and thanks for making these past 20+ years some of the best of our lives. Yes the best Sincerely Jim and Kathy
James R.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The unit was beautiful; the views were spectacular; the hosts and other guests welcomed us as we shared heartfelt memories of recent events in their lives.
Linda L.
November 2023


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