Makani A Kai, Maui

Makani A Kai is a small, beachfront condo resort in Maalaea, Hawaii, featuring 24 units with full beach access. The resort is centrally located, providing easy access to beach parks, restaurants, shopping, and Maalaea Harbor. The property is adjacent to Haycraft County Beach Park and a wildlife preserve, offering miles of uninterrupted sandy beach and a quiet, private atmosphere. On-site amenities include a private lanai, pool, BBQ area, beachside lounges, shared laundry facilities, and complimentary parking for one vehicle per unit.

The resort is within walking distance to the Maui Ocean Center, Maalaea Harbor, and various shops and restaurants. Its central location allows for convenient exploration of west, north, and south side attractions on the island. Guests can enjoy various activities nearby, such as diving, whale-watching excursions, miniature golf, rock climbing, bumper boats, and extreme trampolining at the Maui Golf & Sports Park. The Makani A Kai resort offers a relaxing and convenient stay for vacationers looking to experience the best of Maui.

Makani A Kai Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Makani A Kai is $382. 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 195 Guest Reviews


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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 Makani A Kai condo resort on Maui receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, highlighting its excellent location, cleanliness, and well-stocked units. Many reviewers praise the resort's beach access, beautiful views, and the cleanliness and maintenance of the grounds. Property managers and hosts, particularly Bill, Jon, and Rosemary, are frequently commended for their responsiveness and hospitality. The resort's central location is appreciated for its convenience to various island activities, shopping, and dining, though a few guests note the limited nearby dining options. Amenities such as well-equipped kitchens, air conditioning, and additional beach equipment are frequently mentioned as valuable additions to the stay. While most reviews are positive, a few guests mention issues such as noise from neighbors or nearby public areas, occasional maintenance issues, and one report of a mice infestation. Despite these few negative comments, the overall sentiment is highly favorable, with many guests expressing a desire to return and recommending the resort to others. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 195 guest reviews.

Recent Makani A Kai Reviews


The condo was great, the smell beachside was terrible
Deanna H.
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: We had a great time in Makani a Kai A3. We have stayed there in different units many times since the late eighties! A3 is now beginning to look a little tired. Rosemary and the management team are superb, they were of assistance a couple of times. Owing to a misunderstanding, the door combination was changed while we were out for supper on our second-to-last night, and we had also problems with the lock box. We look forward to our next visit.
Lynn D.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: We have stayed at this condo before and love the location. Condo was clean and comfortable.
Kathy R.
March 2024

Close to harbor for excursions and central to west and east coast for hiking, snorkeling and boogie boarding. Be prepared for planes overhead as you are in the flight path and roosters crowing at 4am Overall we had a great time and the condo was clean and had everything for meal preparations.
Rex B.
March 2024

Lovely location, lovely hosts. Accessible bathroom made stay possible for wheelchair user.
Judy L.
February 2024

We loved this location! The property is so convenient - just steps away from a beautiful beach with great swimming and snorkeling. The beach also extends for miles to the East, great for an early morning walk or run in relative solitude with the sun rising over Haleakala. A short walk to the outstanding Maui aquarium and a small shopping center with shave ice and a few restaurants. Maalaea is actually pretty centrally located too. The condo was really clean, cosy, and practical. The lanai looks out on the neighboring beach park and ocean. The condo is also right next to the laundry area (not noisy at all, but rather highly convenient). Jon Toda, the property manager, was super responsive and friendly. Mahalo!
Vanja D.
January 2024

The property is very pretty with lots of flowers. It is at the end of the street so fairly quiet. The condominium itself is in the back of the property, but the beach is only steps away. The beach is very secluded and we enjoyed wonderful quiet, sunrises and sunsets. We had very heavy rains and water came into one of the bedrooms from around the baseboards. Hopefully this has been fixed. The interior could use some updating, but was clean and functional. Overall we had a great stay.
Jan L.
January 2024

Nicely taken care of. Great communication.
araceli
January 2024

Beautiful and well appointed condo!! Many extras provided like beach umbrella and chairs, boogie board. Kitchen was stocked nicely with many cooking utensils and common spices needed for preparing meals. Owner communicated well and responded quickly to any questions abd/or needs that we had during the stay. This condo is centrally located and in a quiet complex right by a beautiful beach!!! With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms everyone had privacy during our family vacation. A great place to stay!!!!
Janice
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: Easy and relaxing. The beach was fun, the ocean was calm and easy to jump into especially for a 4 and 7 year old. I highly recommend it for families.
Diana B.
January 2024

Thank you so much. This was our second time staying and it was exactly the vacation we needed and wanted. ♥️
Heidi C.
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: Great location right on a long, sandy beach. Many thoughtful amenities included in the kitchen and bathrooms. Very clean. We did lots of snorkeling, boogie boarding, paddle boarding. The grandkids loved it. My only complaint would be the occasional sewer smell coming from somewhere on the property.
Michelle B.
January 2024

It was a great stay with super timely customer service. Very much enjoyed the property, the views and the gorgeous beach.
Anna R.
January 2024

The location is fabulous. Not the best ocean view we were mere steps to a beautiful beach. The owner of this great condo was helpful at every turn.
Kathi C.
January 2024

Perfect place to stay. Had everything we needed, we enjoyed the fact that the beach was so close. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Pamela M.
December 2023

Love everything about this place. The property managers John and Linda were very nice. The grounds are clean and well cared for. The owner, another Jon, is very easy to contact and responds quickly. ❤️
TEISHA
October 2023

This priority is fantastic! You are right in between the east and west mountains of Maui and with a walkout right to a great beach. The facilities were in good order and great if you want to save a few dollars making meals and eating in. We will be back! Thank you!!
Scott B.
August 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 for Our little family, in a perfect spot right in-front of Beach. The property not far from shopping stores and airport. We had a great experience overall , manager very helpful and the owner very attentive.
Beatrice T.
August 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was more than 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 condo was lovely. I hope it is not in danger from the fires.
Ronald W.
August 2023

We had a great experience staying at Jon’s place. It is suitable for family vacation with small kids. Kids love playing in the tropical gardens of the complex and enjoys the swimming pools/playing sands on the beach.
SAM L.
August 2023

Eveything was clean, we had a very secluded terrace to take our meals. The kitchen appliance is fine and the common bbq very well maintained. The beach is peaceful. The central location of the condo allows to easily explore Maui.
ANNE V.
August 2023

Perfect central base camp location for adventures to the east and west sides of the island.
Zach F.
July 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: One of four units our family rented for the week. Great location in a quiet part and less traveled part of Maui. Met our needs without any issues. Rosemary was great to work with. Thanks again.
Tim S.
July 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: Rosemary was able to move my family into this unit when an issue with the original unit arose. She responded quickly to the issue and we appreciated her attention to the problem. Worked out great and we were able to enjoy our vacation. Thanks Rosemary!
Tim S.
July 2023

Easy to da beach..
Vicente O.
July 2023

We loved our stay and will be back soon. The condo is right on the beach and very spacious and comfortable for our family of 3.
Adrienne K.
July 2023

Absolutely loved this place! When we arrived it was nice and clean inside, and hidden in the back so it was nice and private. Beach was just a short beautiful walk down the path. The property opens into a gorgeous beach that was perfect for our kids 18, 16, 12 to go play in, and turtles always near the rocks! This was a perfect condo for our family!!
Rachel L.
July 2023

Easy entry and helpful manager next door. The kitchen was very well stocked with good cooking equipment. We really appreciated the very nice beach chairs, umbrella, and cooler with ice packs. We used them every day. The bedrooms get a bit warm, but there are ceiling fans and box fans to help out. We enjoyed listening to the ocean waves in the evening at the complex. The complex itself is really well maintained. The grills, laundry, tables and chairs are well kept.
jen d.
July 2023

The property is beautiful, right next to parking and the on the beach it made loading and unloading easy. It is quiet, comfortable, and a little secluded from all the tourists areas, every time we went swimming we almost had a big piece of the beach to ourselves, and the salt water pool was also warm and very enjoyable everyday. Relaxing on the patio was a awesome place to end our days from the beach. Jon was very responsive to all our needs and helped us out with any issues we had .Overall, our visit was amazing and we definitely look forward to visiting again. Thank You
Mario H.
June 2023

If it were not for the mice infestation, we would be back.
Tim A.
June 2023

The property was perfect! It was centrally located to on the island. The condo was cozy and quite. The pool was an added bonus for the times we weren't playing in the ocean. I will definitely be staying here again.
Nicole P.
June 2023

Hands down the best rental we have stayed at. Highly recommend to anyone who wants a great vibe and listen to the waves crashing 24/7.
Mark S.
June 2023

We had the most amazing trip for our first time in Maui. Jon was an excellent host and this spot is fantastic. Walk right to the beach from the property. Located between 2 towns so you have options on activities. Highly recommend staying here if you are a small group and want a fantastic visit.
Tricia K.
June 2023

We really enjoyed the updated decor of the unit as well as the super close access to the beach. The condo complex is nice and quiet and at the ned of the road so not a whole lot of traffic. Not many other places on the island that you can stay without having a major road between you and the beach.
Heidi D.
June 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! , For over 30 years we have stayed at. the Makani a kai and Love it!!Our unit was beautiful and our holiday wonderful. Thank you Rosemary and office staff.
Lynn D.
May 2023

Great location, last Condos on dead end road. Near Maui Aquarium, easy drive anywhere. Right on ocean, salt water pool. On site managers amazing, we loved the crowing roosters! If you go where they live, expect and enjoy it. Easy parking lot, grounds always clean and mowed, just planted more foliage
Loxie A.
May 2023

Beautiful condo in private secluded location on the beach. Couldn’t ask for more!
Michelle D.
May 2023

We weren’t able to use our balcony or spend too much time at the pool because the septic system smell. This was a minor issue but a serious bummer.
Bradley S.
April 2023

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: Was a good fit for our combined, 2 families, 4 adults and 2 teens. Loved the ground floor lanai. Beautiful serene setting!
Deborah T.
April 2023

Perfect Place to Stay and Relax in Maui- 5-Stars!!
mike m.
April 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: The unit had everything we needed and much more for our family of 5! The unit and the property are just as pictured. Check in and check out was easy.
leann p.
April 2023

We liked the location and thought the condo was spacious. It was nice to be able to walk the beach every day. The air conditioner was not working, which they told us before we arrived. It was only an issue when would leave the condo and at night when the sliders and door is closed, there is no airflow so it gets quite warm, didn’t really think of that. Didn’t really pay attention that the picture of the washer and dryer was not in the condo, so paid to use the community one. We had quite a bit of noise from the condo above us, it would be early in the morning and later at night. Overall we were happy with it and would stay again and recommend.
Diane P.
April 2023

This property is in Maalaea, which is centrally located coming from the airport. There isn't much as far as restaurants in the area like there is in Kihei or Lahaina. It is near a beach that is okay and the lanai does face the ocean. The Maui Ocean Center is nearby and the harbor for departure of whale tours. The condo itself is okay. The carpet is old and very dated. Having the master bedroom on the second floor isn't great if you have trouble climbing stairs. The fan in the upstairs loft squeaks and is annoying if left on all night. When all the lights are out, the condo is very dark. We had to leave the light on the microwave on so we could see where we were going at night. Some night lights would have been nice. The fact it is air conditioned was welcomed. The upstairs queen bed was comfortable. Not sure about the other two twin beds. The separate laundry was not the best. You have to pay through an app and it charges fees to upload money to start the machines. The condo complex it is located in is small compared to others in the area. It is located next door to a public parking lot for the beach.
Magdalene M.
April 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was adequately helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was very unhappy with the location. I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Felt like staying at an old run down place with dated furniture. Vibe of the neighborhood was also scratchy at Maalaea beach with public beach next door. Felt like lot of homeless folks were parking them right outside the unit. Moved out of unit right next day, mgt team would not offer any refunds.
kalpesh s.
March 2023

This was a perfect location. Loved walking the beach everyday and watching whales right from the lanai. The property was very well taken care of and it was convenient to get around everywhere. As one of the residents told us it is like Maui was 30 years ago… not an overly commercialized area. We had a few issues with the condo but management was very responsive.
mark h.
March 2023

Great location! Perfectly located so you can check out the entire island. Super nice property and well managed.
Michael S.
March 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: This is the second time we've stayed at Makani a Kai and the first time in this unit. The location is perfect! We had our morning coffee on the small lanai while listening to the waves and watching whales breach in the bay. The bedrooms and closets are good-sized and the beds, sheets and towels are comfortable. Well-stocked kitchen and good wifi. We have already made our reservations to come back next year.
Kathy R.
March 2023

Everything we needed was in the condo. Very spacious for my family & we enjoyed our stay. Great ocean view.
Jaclyn I.
March 2023

Good value, wonderful view and walking beach, well stocked kitchen supplies. We had a great stay!
Lisa and Karl S.
March 2023

Makani a kai was the perfect home base for our 6 day stay in Maui. Easily found, check in was a breeze. Very comfortable 2 bedroom, clean and on a lovely quiet beach . The few issues were quickly resolved by the next door manager. Than you, Jon. We would highly recommend your lovely condo.
B P M.
March 2023


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