Milowai, Maui

The Milowai Condominium Resort is an oceanfront property located in the quiet town of Ma’alaea, situated between Lahaina and Kihei on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Just a 15-minute drive from Kahului Airport, it offers easy access to the island's attractions. The resort is known for its stunning views across Maalaea Bay, with the opportunity to spot humpback whales during the winter months and enjoy the surf in the summer. The resort is just steps away from the Ma’alaea Harbor, offering a variety of water-based activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and whale watching cruises.

The resort itself features a spacious pool, outdoor gas barbecues, and beautifully manicured grounds. The condos are well-maintained and offer spectacular views from the balconies. Nearby, guests can enjoy the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium, the award-winning King Kamehameha Golf Club, and a variety of dining and shopping options in Ma’alaea Harbor. The resort's central location also makes it easy for guests to explore other parts of Maui, including Kihei, Lahaina, and Paia. Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an adventure-filled getaway, the Milowai Condominium Resort offers a convenient and comfortable base for your stay in Maui.

Milowai Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Milowai is $328. 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 260 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.

Guests praise the Milowai condo resort on Maui for its stunning views, convenient location, and well-equipped units. Many reviews highlight the gorgeous views from the patios and lanais, with easy access to beaches, the marina, and local attractions. The condos are described as comfortable, clean, and stocked with everything guests could need, from kitchen supplies to beach gear. Property managers and hosts are commended for their responsiveness and attentiveness, ensuring a pleasant stay.

The resort's central location is appreciated for its proximity to various parts of the island, allowing for easy exploration. Guests enjoyed watching wildlife, including sea turtles and whales, directly from their accommodations. Some minor criticisms include issues with specific appliances and a desire for air conditioning in more areas, but these do not detract significantly from the overall positive experiences.

The resort's quiet atmosphere, combined with its amenities and the personal touches provided by hosts, make it a highly recommended stay for those visiting Maui. Whether for relaxation or adventure, guests of the Milowai condo resort seem to have had memorable and enjoyable stays. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 260 guest reviews.

Recent Milowai Reviews


Wonderful condo in an amazing location! We had a great trip.
Anna G.
April 2024

Amazing view! Enjoyed watching the sea turtles! Short walk to the Marina! Perfect location! Condo was very clean! Perfect in every way!
donna o.
March 2024

Fantastic property! Very private. Despite being ground floor, there was no one walking in front of the lanai and so it felt very private and was quiet. Unit was well equipped with all we needed for a 6 night stay.
Candace L.
March 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: The rental property was as advertised. It was in a great location, with easy access to anywhere on Maui. The furniture and appliances were well maintained and we had a real assortment of cutlery, other cooking utensils and spices, which was a nice surprise. In comparison to friends who stayed in the same block, they were not as well supplied with all the necessities, as we were. It was also nice to have beach chairs and towels provided by the rental company. The only issue we had was the sofa bed which was not very comfortable. The rental company was very quick to respond to any questions we had, and were very thorough on the instructions on what to expect when we arrived. Overall I would recommend this property to others.
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March 2024

Great ocean front view. Had everything for fixing meals, but we didn't fix any meals. Short walk to marina. Over all we had a good stay.
Marlon E.
March 2024

Excellent Location - Beautiful View - Off Island Owners need to start maintaining the Unit. I stayed here 4 weeks in 2023 and 10 nights in February of this year. Things that needed attention in 2023 have still not been given the maintenance that is needed. Drapes are dirty and actually have duct tape holding them on the rod - the dryer did not work in 2023 for the first 3 1/2 weeks and again this year did not work. The bathroom grout and floor caulking is really dirty and the toilet takes several flushes to do the job of taking tissue down the drain. This could be the perfect condo for 2 people to stay in year after year, but after 2 years of renting I have lost hope that necessary improvements will be made. The owner is very nice and verbally responsive, but nothing seems to change. I am so sorry to say that in 2025 I will book a different unit.
Caroline F.
March 2024

Great!
Eric P.
February 2024

Although Milowai Resort is an older property. It is well maintained and relatively quiet. It is in a great location and central to many spots on the island. It is within walking distance to a long strand of beach that goes on for miles as well as a short walk to the Ma’alea harbor. The unit itself was well appointed and had an upbeat island vibe to it - especially the living area. The bedroom is next to the front entry and can get a bit noisy during late afternoon and early evening but given the overall layout of the complex, it is a feature common to most properties of this size. The view from the living area and lanai is spectacular. Within minutes of checking in I spotted the first whale and would see many more during our 10 day stay. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay here. It was restorative, therapeutic and mesmerizing to just be and not do…
Tom J.
February 2024

Amazing place to stay, we saw turtles and whales every single day. We watched the boats go in and out of the harbour daily too which was entertaining. We honestly hardly ever left the condo because it was so great just to sit right on the ocean and watch everything outside! The condo was clean, well supplied and each room having its own ensuite was fantastic. The private elevator was awesome for hauling groceries and stuff right to the condo. Jason was great to communicate with when we had a question. We enjoyed our stay, everything was top notch!
Bryan F.
February 2024

Wonderful central location. Yes! Whales, whales, and more whales. Fun! Property is meticulous and condo was comfy. Most everything provided so all you need to do is arrive and start enjoying the weather and view.
Valerie H.
February 2024

This was PERFECT. The perfect location. The view in the morning was beautiful and we could whale watch right from the lanai. The place was clean, gorgeous interior, and exactly what we were looking for for the two couples and one single in our group. Thank you for the ease of communication and accommodating our late check out due to our flight changing on us. We would 100% stay here again.
Kami P.
February 2024

This condo has it all! Rick has thought of everything you might need for an amazing stay at his condo. But, y’all, the views can’t be beat. We sat on the balcony and watched countless whales in the harbor every day of our trip. To get a closer look at the humpbacks, we walked over to the marina for a whale watching cruise. The shops at the marina were also great for a few meals, especially Point Break for pizza and salad. It was truly a perfect vacation.
Erin W.
February 2024

First time in Maui and we had the best view!!! Not only can you enjoy the turtles when they come within the rocks below, but you can watch the sunrise every morning from behind Haleakalā Mountain, watch whales breach in the bay in February, and enjoy the sounds of the ocean anytime you desire. Wow! The lanai/view alone was worth the trip! The bedroom windows look out at the green lush west Maui mountain range. The unit was very clean and well maintained. Location was great. We will definitely stay here again!!
Heidi K.
February 2024

It had a washer and dryer.
David
February 2024

The lanai is very peaceful and relaxing in the morning and a perfect location to watch the amazing sunrises. We spotted a few whale flippers. Having binoculars was beneficial to viewing. The place was comfortable and welcoming. We enjoyed our stay there. Mahalo.
Donna M.
February 2024

We have stayed in this area once before and loved the neighborhood and central location. This condo was perfect! Great view, great condo. Everything was very very easy. Condo was well stocked and very clean and comfortable. We will stay here again the next time we are in Maui.
Jim M.
February 2024

We had an amazing time on our trip and the Dolphin Penthouse was amazing. The host Jason and Kim were very helpful and responsive. The place was clean and had the amenities we needed. Amazing view from the balcony of the ocean. We saw whales every morning right from the balcony. The place is walking distance to the Aquarium, some restaurants and the General Store. The harbor is also in walking distance and would recommend booking a whale watching tour. We had an amazing time at the Penthouse, even took some beautiful wedding photos right outside the apartment on the grassy area near the ocean. Would recommend staying here to others, especially if you would like the convenience of each room having its own bathroom.
Shayan A.
February 2024

We enjoyed our stay
Jean D.
January 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dolphin Penthouse! The condo was beautiful and the ocean view, which included seeing humpback whales in the distance, could not be beat! It was also great being within walking distance of boat tours, restaurants, and a general store. Yet still a peaceful and quiet area. And Jason was amazingly quick at responding to all of our questions! I would definitely recommend staying here!
Skye G.
January 2024

This is the second time I have stayed at this Property and will stay again in the future! The condo is beautiful and incredibly well equipped. The ocean view is amazing and I saw turtles and whales everyday from my lanai. Rick the manager is incredibly helpful, prompt to reply and extremely knowledgeable and kind. He was always available to help with what ever you needed. The area is very convenient to everything and the property is very quiet and private. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone who is looking to experience an amazing Maui holiday. It definitely is a 5 star property!!
kathy k.
January 2024

We enjoyed our 2 week stay. The view from the lanai was exceptional. The location is central to everything and is very quiet and safe. Ron was quick to respond to any questions and was a great host. Check in was easy. Unit was equipped with everything you need including items for the beach.
Douglas S.
January 2024

Great vacation spot. We are all about relaxing on vacation. We had a beautiful ocean view to watch whales breaching all day. We saw turtles in the morning and evening in the shallow water. Walking distance to a beach. Walking distance to harbor for exploring by boat. Convenient location on the island to explore north or south as well. Underground parking was convenient and felt safe. Home was clean, recently remodeled, and kitchen had all you needed for cooking in. Rick was easy to contact. Check-in was simple, even after an all day travel and nighttime arrival. Two travelers were a perfect number for this place. I think any more would feel cramped. Definitely give this place a 5 star rating.
Kathleen L.
January 2024

could have stayed on the Lani all day watching the boats come and go, whales splashing and turtle's feeding,
sam k.
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: It was great. Good location, beautiful area. Place had everything we needed.
Jamie S.
January 2024

We found the property to be in a good location and well kept as a whole. The grounds and pool were well taken care of. This particular unit is on the ground floor, which has its pro’s and con’s (same as any). The unit has everything you would need in it and was clean. The management team are very responsive, accommodating and friendly. We enjoyed our time.
William S.
January 2024

The views were amazing. Almost every day we would see turtles along the shore and whales in the bay. The location was centric for everything we wanted to do. We had a rental car so we had planned to drive to numerous sites. This property provided one parking spot in a parking garage (with roof) which was very convenient. We simply took the elevator from the basement to the 4th floor to reach the property. The property provided plenty of room for us to spread out including our dive gear. The kitchen was well appointed and included everything we needed for coffee in the mornings. Located within walking distance were restaurants, small stores, a gas station, and tours leaving the harbor next door. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
Johnnie R.
January 2024

What to say that hasn't been covered by previous reviewers? This place was fantastic! Accomodations: There were two of us on this trip, and we slept amazingly in the King sized bed; with the sound of the ocean in the background. The condo has all of the things we needed to be able to cook when we wanted, or just to have coffee in the morning before we went out to explore. Location: The location is perfect for those who don't want to stay with the masses in/near a resort. There is a small shopping center, and a couple of restaurants to wander to within walking distance, but I would recommend a car to see other parts of the island as well. View: The view from the lanai was amazing! We got to see the sunrise each day, as well as a few turtles and even an mother humpback and her calf in the bay. It is truly a postcard-worthy view. Host: Steve was a great point of contact for any and all questions about the property and surrounding areas. He really cares about your experience in his condo and his care and availability for questions was just the cherry on top of this sundae. This place is HIGHLY recommended and we would absolutely stay there in the future.
Dustan G.
January 2024

Very clean, very lovely space. We were s family of 5 and we're very comfortable here. Had great customer support. Best of all, of course, was watching the turtles.
Kristen C.
January 2024

Perfect accommodations for three couples. All had their private space. Private beach right outside. Boat and whale watching excellent!
Jill D.
January 2024

Nice condo with ocean view! In condo washer/dryer. Reserved parking spot. Walking distance to Ma'Alaea Harbor for cruises, aquarium and small shopping center. Great location for home base in Maui - easy access to East, West and North shores.
Karen M.
January 2024

What can I say, this property is a gem. Centrally located in Maui at Maalaea harbor from where you can travel to east,west and south Maui very conveniently. In the morning you can witness beautiful sunrise at Haleakala from Lanai and watch sea turtles from the lawn. From the Maalaea harbor you can go to excursions like snorkeling, whale watching and sunset cruise. Host Steve is very responsive , shares all details in advance and always available for any questions about Maui😊 We loved our stay and it’s become our dream vacation memories. We will definitely visit again and recommend to our friends. Thanks Steve!!!
BALKRISHNA P.
December 2023

Our stay was incredibly comfortable! The entire complex (including the garage) is well lit, clean and very well kept. The condo isn't missing anything and has great pots and pans and everything else you need. The beautiful brand new grills near the pool allowed us to grill fresh fish. The view is gorgeous and we loved the windows all across the front of the condo overlooking the ocean! The location is great and not far from activities and beaches. The nearby marina has some great restaurants and shops...not to mention the Maui Ocean Center just steps away. We will definately be back and maybe as early as next year! Mahalo! Scott, Michelle, Tom and Amy~
michelle m.
December 2023

I travel a lot. This was by far my best location to date.
Kristy L.
December 2023

The property was better than expected. Perfect location and the owner was extremely welcoming. The unit has everything that you would need.
Brandon J.
December 2023

Clean and comfortable, felt so welcomed and “at home” , Ron was quick to respond to any questions I had, like the location , in the middle of Maui , so can go in any direction , windy -enjoyed the breeze , nice beach at end of the street , beautiful ocean view , sound of the ocean waves
deanne b.
December 2023

We were pleased with our rental and our support from the owner. Thank you!!
Thomas and Rebecca P.
December 2023

Absolutely beautiful property, great location as well
Amber P.
December 2023

Great Condo! Everything we needed was available to us. Great views, great parking, easy to get to anywhere on the island. Loved the sunrises and watching the turtles play from our lanai!
Amy W.
December 2023

Brought my parents, who were in there early 70s to Maui and this was the best location in Maui! Condo had everything you needed, host was early to communicate with! Highly recommend staying here!!
Amy S.
December 2023

This condo location was great for us and is as pictured, but you will see some signs of wear in person. We were comfortable and had everything we needed to help us enjoy our stay. We found the management easy to communicate with and accommodating. It is a great location to watch the sunrise and in the afternoon when the balcony is shaded, it is a wonderful spot to sit and watch turtles in the water. We would certainly consider staying here again when visiting Maui.
Donna M.
December 2023

Everything was exactly as advertised, including the view. We even had about 15 turtles playing in the water just below the balcony one day. Short drive from the airport and Kihei. We didn't go to the west part of Maui as we were there within 2 months of the fires that destroyed Lahaina, though that wouldn't have been a long drive to get there either. Great communication from the property owner and manager and check-in was a breeze. There are several rules for the building, but nothing out of the ordinary and nothing that cause any problems unless you are trying to have crazy parties late into the night. It's a quiet spot, very enjoyable and highly relaxing. Absolutely loved it!
Scott F.
December 2023

This is a great place to stay. It's close to the beach and not far from amenities. We highly recommend!
Eric N.
December 2023

Great!
Deborah P.
December 2023

This property was perfect for my son and I's dive trip to Maui. Property is located in the center of the island so it was easy to get to dive sites on either end of the island. Plus there are two coffee shops and several restaurants within walking distance of the unit. Aquarium is also within walking distance which let us avoid paying for parking. Unit was clean and even tho the building was an older building, everything was safe and comfortable. Great view too! I would easily stay here again.
Mark C.
December 2023

We loved everything!
Tasha and Kevin B.
December 2023

We loved the creature comforts available at this condo! Smart TV and a full kitchen was excellent. Super clean and easy check in/out process. Host was quick to respond to any issues if we had any. Parking was a bit tight under the garage but easy to get in and out. Loved the central location making it easy to get to both sides of the island. Added bonus was the aquarium right next door! Would book this condo again! Pool was easily accessible and heated, making evening swims a pleasure.
Carrina C.
November 2023

Steve & Emily Aloha! I must say your condo has been the cornerstone of our entire stay. Regardless of the tours we took or places we visited and people we have met; waking up each morning and enjoying a cup of coffee out on the lanai seeing the sunrise over Haleakala is what we will miss the most! Over the course of our stay, there was 3 excursions that stood out the most. 1. Gabriel's Ohana 2. Trilogy 3. Ocean Vodka These 3 were the best because of how genuine the people there made us feel like family or a close friend, making the experience that much better.
Melissa V.
November 2023

Thankfully, we were allowed to check in early. That was very much appreciated as the wedding rehearsal was at 3:45pm and check in time at 4:00. We were able to freshen up before the rehearsal. That was great! The condo was close to all of the events. The view was beautiful.
Roy A.
November 2023

This was a great, relaxing place to stay! We loved the full size kitchen and little deck that had an incredible view for watching the ocean and sun rises. We would definitely stay there again!
Marcy S.
November 2023

Beautiful condo. So many amenities included. Loved listening to the waves, watched turtles every day from the lanai...a great spot for 4 old friends to get together.
Pam C.
November 2023


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