Makena Surf, Maui

Makena Surf is a luxurious, low-density condo resort in Hawaii, situated on the secluded Paipu Beach. The gated community offers stunning ocean views and features 105 units, two swimming pools, two hot tubs, four tennis courts, a fitness center, herb gardens, barbecue areas, and 24-hour security. Guests can enjoy easy access to the beach, excellent snorkeling, and swimming opportunities, as well as nearby award-winning restaurants, world-class golf courses, and shopping in Wailea. The resort is also known for its tranquil atmosphere, lush tropical gardens, and seasonal whale watching. With daily maid service, free on-site parking, and a range of amenities, Makena Surf is an ideal choice for vacationers seeking a peaceful and luxurious beachfront experience.

Makena Surf Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Makena Surf is $834. The average price of a 3 bedroom unit is $1163. 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 516 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 Makena Surf condo resort on Maui receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, highlighting its stunning views, excellent location, peaceful beach, and well-equipped, spacious units. Guests appreciate the resort's proximity to Wailea, the spectacular sunsets, and the convenience of having comfortable accommodations that cater to families and couples alike. The property's management is frequently praised for being responsive and helpful. Amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, comfortable beds, and beach gear contribute to a wonderful vacation experience. Despite a few minor maintenance issues mentioned in some reviews, the overall sentiment is that Makena Surf offers a paradise-like setting that guests love and often plan to return to. The resort's quiet atmosphere, combined with its beautiful landscaping and direct beach access, makes it a highly recommended location for a relaxing and enjoyable stay on Maui. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 516 guest reviews.

Recent Makena Surf Reviews


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 time using VIP and coming to this property. We loved loved the property as a whole. Quiet, peaceful and beautiful!!! Loved sitting having coffee every morning with the beach and ocean right in front of us. Loved hitting the pool with our boys late morning while they dove for their toys and played in the pool! Loved playing on the beach every afternoon and watching the amazing sunsets either from the beach or from our Lanai! The unit was spacious, clean and fully stocked including everything you need in a kitchen, everything! We also had beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers and a wagon to make the beach more enjoyable. Temperatures in the unit were always perfect thanks the AC and garbage and recycling just outside the door to make it easy for us every time we headed to the pool. We cooked every night and had everything we needed to do so. There were plenty of spices as well there to use. Wendi and Carol were very quick to respond with any questions and responded immediately if we needed anything additional. They rocked! Overall, great location with amazing views! We will be back to this unit/complex and will definitely look to use VIP again!
RUSSELL M.
February 2024

Would not stay anywhere else in Maui, but Makena Surt. And this has to be one of the top units - on the top floor directly facing the ocean off the deck with a pretty private pool out the front door. Absolutely perfect for two couples. Both bedrooms were large and very accommodating. Entire place felt brand new. We love snorkeling right off the beach, and this location certainly has that. The condos are pretty private, gated, and the beach pretty secluded. Yet just a few minutes to all the Wailea restaurants and shopping, etc. The host could not have been more responsive to our requests. You will not be disappointed.
JAMES A.
February 2024

Incredible views and very clean/well-managed condo. Loved our family stay.
Seth S.
February 2024

We had a wonderful time again at Makena surf - this unit is nicely appointed and well set up for families - we hope to be back again soon!
Kevin H.
February 2024

We loved the location and natural beauty of this condo complex. We were disappointed with the furnishings and decor. They were dated and not aesthetically coordinated.
Lisa D.
January 2024

Great property! This was our first time staying in McKena Surf. We will be back. More room inside and out then I expected.
Gary L.
January 2024

Loved this location and proximity to pool and beach. It is on the 2nd floor so you much carry everything up a flight of stairs

January 2024

Our vacation stay location exceeded our expectations. The location, layout, and ready access to the pool/jacuzzi and beach made for a wonderful stay. We felt at home and at ease immediately in our quiet surroundings. The ability to lounge and dine on the lanai, and view whales frolicking in the ocean and the sunsets, added to our wonderful experience. The accommodations and layout were very comfortable for 3 couples whether dining in- or out-doors, playing games on the dining table, laying on the chaise chairs or hammock or sitting on the couches to read. The condo had everything we needed for the kitchen. Also available were beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas. There is a 15-20 minute one way drive to Kihei where we dined or frequented water sports activities, which wasn't a problem at all. We also very much enjoyed the opportunity to play tennis and/or pickleball as an added plus. We would definitely stay here again.
AnneM L.
January 2024

Walking into C-107 with that view and doors that open the width of the living area, bringing the outdoors in, well, WOW! That’s one thing we’d never tire of~ island living at its best, as the song goes, “…and the livin’ is easy...” waking up to a cup of coffee, and spotting dolphins and whales from the lanai. From the spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished unit to the well kept grounds of the resort, everything we needed was right there~the beach, fabulous snorkeling, the beauty. Yes, it was hard to leave this piece of paradise~ we 100% recommend C-107!

January 2024

The unit is on the second floor of a three-story building with beautiful views of the beach and ocean. Sunsets were magic! The beach is lovely and easy to navigate be it snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, or boogie boarding. The bathrooms have shampoo, conditioner, soap, and nice towels. The kitchen is also easy to navigate with pretty much everything you might need. There is also plenty of beach gear. Due to flight cancellations and delays, we arrived very late and had trouble getting into the condo but were able to reach the property manager and get it resolved quickly. All our communication was easy and helpful which we appreciated. We did have quite a bit of construction going on during our stay but we were informed ahead of time and did our best to work around it. We would stay here again
Lisa A.
January 2024

We enjoyed our second time here at this condo at Makena Surf! Perfect view, all the amenities, an amazing responsive host.. couldn’t ask for more for our family holiday! Definitely book, you won’t regret it! Just don’t want to go home!
Eva M.
January 2024

We loved our stay here! Unbelievable view from the lanai, lovely grounds and pool, and a few extra pleasant surprises such as a large herb garden and BBQ area just steps from our condo, as well as pickleball (with racquets to check out). The location is perfect, with lovely walks in either direction, beautiful beaches and great snorkeling and diving right outside your door. Kitchen was also well-stocked, with a whole shelf-full of spices, oils and vinegar etc. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back!
Laura D.
January 2024

We really enjoyed our stay - this was our second time staying at this condo and it was great. We so enjoyed it - clean, nicely decorated, beautiful views and really great property owner/manager.
sarah b.
January 2024

This place was amazing! Everything about it was the perfect island vacation. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Maui. Susan was super responsive and a great hostess.
Ketsada A.
January 2024

We loved our stay at the property- check in was seamless and the hosts were very responsive with any questions. We enjoyed all the facilities at the complex- snorkeling right from the beach, pickleball, tennis, and amazing sunsets ! Thank you !!!!!
Linda C.
January 2024

This condo was the best place we have ever stayed (and this includes the Four Seasons down the street)! The communication with the owner/property manager was fantastic! The condo was even better in person than in the pictures! The snorkeling was amazing right on property. We could watch whales from the lanai (and from the shower)! The location is wonderful! The owner provides so many things - you really just didn't have to think about anything! If I could give 6 stars - I would! Our family loved it so much!
Michelle H.
January 2024

I read all the 10/10 reviews of this property prior to booking and all are accurate. Just finished nearly two weeks at the property and it is absolutely spectacular. Location right on the beach, close proximity to restaurants and golf. My kids snorkeled right at the beach and two beautiful pools are located on the property. The condo was beautiful and recently renovated. Full kitchen and outdoor grill worked well. Sunset views from the balcony are not to be missed. Communication was great with owners Mark and Cory. Nothing I would change about this property and highly recommend. Definitely plan to return.
Scott W.
January 2024

Second time in 2023 staying at the Makena Surf. Great location on the beach and "Turtle Point" plus close to Wailea and Kihei restaurants and shopping. EV charger was a plus for our Telsa rental car charging. We are planning on a return trim in July!
Kenn B.
January 2024

Great location and view with space to move around.
john c.
January 2024

Makena Surf is the best place to stay on Maui. Unit was delightful and clean and the host was superb!
Jackie P.
January 2024

We absolutely loved our stay. Everything was just as advertised and even better. The views and access to the beach are incredible. The condo is well stocked and felt very homey. We loved it so much we already booked our second visit.
Dominic 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: We had an amazing time at Makena Surf and our condo. It was perfect!
Georgia F.
December 2023

Superb Property and great for families with kids of all ages. Unbelievably well-stocked kitchen, laundry, and beach items, and cared for with attentive, responsive, and superkind owners. Close to all the major Wailea resorts and activities in Wailea, Kihei, and Makena. The pool is fabulous with hot tub, & the beach is front right near some of the best snorkeling on the island. The back porch faces the ocean, top floor unit, and has an awesome gas grill that is ready to use. We've been to Maui three prior times, and we're only returning here henceforth.
Mayur
December 2023

Well-kept property with really cool flameless candles. The Snorkeling experience just a few steps away is one of the best on Maui. Have stayed here 3 times and will come back.
Richard H.
December 2023

The location, the views, the beach were all fabulous! Janet and Hugh were incredible hosts. We will be back!
Amy O.
December 2023

This rental at Makena Surf was perfect for our family Christmas vacation! Beth made sure no detail was overlooked and did everything possible to make us comfortable and have the best time in Maui. We will definitely stay here again!
Mark M.
December 2023

We had a great time at this condo for our Christmas vacation. Everything was perfect and we will definitely stay here again if we are back in Makena.
Mark M.
December 2023

This gorgeous condo was such a treat! The view is amazing, the beds are super comfy, the kitchen has pretty much everything anyone would ever need, and there are even boogie boards! We loved sitting on the lanai every morning, walking to the beach, swimming, and playing pickle ball. We even saw a sea turtle while swimming one day! The lovely coffee and chocolate welcome gift was a nice touch. We hope to be back soon!
Kirsten G.
December 2023

Everything was fine except we would expect a better (newer) washer/dryer and bed mattress for the daily cost of the stay.
Robert P.
December 2023

It was our first trip to Maui and we brought our adult children. Janet and Hugh were so friendly and responsive. The condo has everything you will need and is in a perfect quiet location with beach access. We really loved to front outdoor space for morning coffee and watching the sunset. We would definitely stay here again!
Lisa O.
December 2023

We had 4 people staying in the condo for a week. The unit was clean and the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking. We had a great time snorkeling and making good use of the hot tub. Lara was very helpful and responsive during our stay. A very nice property in a gorgeous location.The street noise is a bit loud if you are a light sleeper.
Patricia M.
December 2023

The property is well appointed and provides spectacular views. Beds are comfortable and everything is provided just like uome!
Michelle M.
December 2023

We had a wonderful stay at the condo. It was very clean and the host was super responsive and kind! The beach just steps from the condo was fabulous + beautiful newly renovated pool! Lots of good restaurants very close as well!
Megan D.
December 2023

Well kept. Very clean. Great management team and responsive to every need. Unit supplied with everything. Will come back!
Robert N.
December 2023

This condo has an awesome environmental vibe to it. The view from the deck is tough to beat! Very well appointed bedrooms/living room/bathrooms. Great Wi-Fi. The beach toy box has just about everything you might need. I would definitely stay there again.
Mike G.
December 2023

Amazing property - location and condition. Looking forward to returning. Superb support from property manager.
Tina W.
December 2023

Loved my vacation had some issues with the toilet and the dishwasher . The toilet got fixed the next day after we arrived. The dishwasher was not useable while we were there. Other wise it was perfect. Planning on going back.
Cathi C.
December 2023

This is our second Thanksgiving that we have enjoyed #G304 at Makena Surf. You simply cannot beat the location and view. The sunsets are beautiful! We love the beach so close. When we weren’t at the beach, the grounds are also lovely and we spent time at the pool and walking around the resort. The condo floor plan is perfect for our family and we enjoyed fixing our meals and playing games together. We will hopefully be back one day for our third stay!
Tiffanie L.
December 2023

From the first moment we walked through the door of F204 we relaxed in every way! Breathtaking views from every window and incredible access to the ocean, pool, BBQ, herb garden and fitness room! The kitchen is beautifully stocked! Alls you need are you favorite foods! The layout and furnishings are beautiful and so comfortable! The owners even left restaurant ideas! ***** Maria was outstanding in ever way!!!!!**** So very knowledgeable, kind, supportive and just an email away at any time throughout our planning to answer any questions we had! I felt her genuine warmth and love of Maui in every communication we exchanged! We would surely return!! Thank you Maria!! Our hearts are full of gratitude and joy!!
Janice M.
December 2023

If you're looking for the best beach/oceanfront location on Maui look no further! This unit at the high end Makena Surf property offers third floor views with easy access to the swimming pool and tennis/pickleball court. The unit is clean and updated with a well stocked kitchen as well as beach amenities. Some of the best snorkeling in Maui is right off the beach with beautiful fish and plenty of turtles. We had the pleasure of meeting the host, Cindy, who couldn't have been nicer or more attentive. We hope to be back soon! Mahalo!

December 2023

The beach was stunning, the condo was beautiful and you can't not see turtles - dozens of them right off the beach. Have a great time!
Alistair T.
December 2023

Prime location, beautiful view. Host has everything you need for the beach. Comfortable beds.
Catherine G.
December 2023

Condo was great size and the view was amazing! Great access to the beach…will stay here again!
Candi M.
December 2023

great fun
Damian H.
November 2023

Awesome location with beautiful beach & reef steps from the door. Condo has great layout & nicely furnished.
Kathy D.
November 2023

We had a relaxing stay at this beautiful condo. We appreciated the towels, beach wagon, chairs and umbrellas, cooler ice packs and so much more--especially since our luggage didn't arrive for a few days. The proximity to the beach and pool was perfect. We enjoyed snorkelling, boogie boarding, and swimming from the beach. The sunsets were beautiful. If there was one drawback, it was the proximity to the road, but we quickly got used to the noise from the road in the bedrooms and had a good sleep after the first night.
Nicole N.
November 2023

We were very happy with our stay. We loved the path to beach (right off lanai). Wonderful beach for all ages. Any issues we had with condo were quickly addressed. Would gladly stay here again.
Mary N.
November 2023

Excellent location stunning views!
sandra c.
November 2023

We loved our time at this property. The condo had everything we needed - great location, spectacular views, well-stocked kitchen and comfortable beds. We definitely want to go back.
Andy M.
November 2023

Can't beat the view and the private beach. Spectacular stay!
Kabir M.
November 2023


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