800 sq. ft. | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Occupancy 4
Perfect oceanfront condo in West Maui. Relax on the lanai or take a stroll down Ka'anapali Beach.
- Snorkeling and surfing right in front of the resort
- Oceanfront courtyard
- Free parking
- Ocean View
- Oceanfront Resort
- Air Conditioning — Free-Central
- Kitchen - Full
- Laundry - Onsite
- Pool - Shared
- Hot Tub - Shared
- Parking - Free
- Handicap Access
- Day Spa - Nearby
- Golfing Nearby
- Surfing - Nearby
- Snorkeling - 1 Min Walk
- Restaurant - 1 Min Walk
- Beach - 1 Min Walk
- King Bed
- Sofa Bed — Queen
- Internet - Wireless [Free]
- Free Long Distance
- Imagine yourself on your own cruise ship heading for the islands of Molokai and Lanai but without any motion, without any rush but with all the comforts of a tropical home! Take your time-relax at your own pace. You'll feel a sense of privacy that our center location 504 offers that makes our lanai an incomparable location for your honeymoon, anniversary, birthday celebration or just for the sheer joy of being on Maui! Whether it's the soft pinkish lavendar glow of sunrise or the dramatic reds, oranges, and purples of sunset, you'll marvel at the cloud formation that the Trades pass by for your enjoyment. Watch the spinner dolphins dance by and the tropical fish dart about in the reef or even green sea turtles pop their heads up in the early morning. Marvel at the grace and immensity of the Humpback whales during the winter season. No matter what time of year, you will be entranced.
- One of the few front center condos at the Maui Kai, the lanai of unit 504 enjoys total privacy, and a more than 180 degree unobstructed panorama view of the Pacific Ocean spanning from the southern tip of sleepy Lanai to the northern tip of mountainous Molokai. Wide and spacious, the beautifully tiled lanai comfortably accomodates a lounge, a balcony high dining table and four swivel chairs for you to relax and take in the Maui experience. From December through April, enjoy a perfect vantage point for viewing the arrival of the Humpback Whales making their way between Maui and Molokai in the Pailolo Channel viewed just off your lanai. Those swivel chairs will certainly make it easy to take it all inl!
- The fifth floor location of 504 provides up close observation of ocean activities and yet offers a wonderful perspective on all the action along Ka'anapali Beach from a comfortable distance. Dining oceanfront on the lanai is a treat where you can enjoy a candlelit dinner with a spectacular sunset directly in front of you. Many guests have commented that it is a better location than any restaurant in Maui! Beware: a condition known as Polynesian Paralysis may take over your mind and body as you sit back, relax and ENJOY!
Living Room View
- As you approach the door to condo 504, you'll notice our Welcome Mat as well as brass whale's tail knocker and know you have found some place special. Upon entering, you'll discover a pineapple rack with your keys for daily use. Then your eyes will look out to the blue sea just beyond that beckons you to enter further into this beautiful haven and begin your Maui adventure.
- With the EXPANSIVE 10 FOOT SLIDING GLASS DOORS open, the extra wide living room of 504 is an extension of the lanai where you can still enjoy the enticing views and the beautiful sounds of the ocean waves that are music to the ears. With the doors closed a hush descends and central air conditioning cools the room to your selected temperature. A floor to ceiling mirror recreates the wonder of Molokai from several vantage points in the living room. Decorated in Hawaiian style with lots of rattan, the colors of the room reflect the surroundings of sea and sand. The artwork reflects nature and the wonderful elements that make Hawaii special. A beautiful new comfortable queen sleeper sofa, swivel chair, and recliner, along with accompanying tables and tropical lamps provide comfort and convenience. In addition, a 37"HDTV with HBO, DVD player, DVR, CD player with Ipod capability, and VCR (with a library of videos, DVD's and CD's) are available to enjoy after spending a day exploring the nearby attractions or more of the island Maui.
- At the Maui Kai, condo 504, you can dine inside at the elegant tropical dining table for four i with padded seating and rattan ceiling fan with etched downlight or casually at the granite kitchen counter (not to mention the lanai table). And after dinner you can enjoy a game of cards with your friends or family or choose from the assorted games including The Maui Game.
- The kitchen of condo 504 at the Maui Kai has been remodeled with beautiful maple cabinetry complimented by unique pineapple door pulls. The granite countertops provide an elegant backdrop while you relax at the bar stools and enjoy pupus and perhaps a Mai Tai. The kitchen is fully stocked with the appliances, utensils and cookware needed to prepare a meal for four and includes a range, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, electric can opener, waffle maker, crockpot and rice cooker. Create your own dishes with the supplied condiments, spices and herbs. Bright, natural lighting provides ideal illumination for meal preparation and, of course, since the kitchen is open to the living room and dining room, there are the ever present sounds and beauty of the Pacific Ocean.
- The bathroom of condo 504 at the Maui Kai is highlighted by the shower which is crafted with decorative 10" tiles and glass blocks reminiscent of the sea. The step-in design, safety bar and small seat are welcome additions. The new maple cabinet with many storage drawers and granite countertop enhance the beauty of the room. A wall-mounted hair dryer is provided for your use.
The Maui Kai Beach Resort is located on north Kaanapali Beach, 2 miles north of the Lahaina Town Center in Maui, Hawaii - between The Kaanapali Beach Club (north) and the Mahana Resort (south). One of our favorite ways to start and/or end the day is a walk along our gorgeous beach that extends for several miles, dabbling our toes in the shoreline or taking a dip. A short walk down the entry drive and across the street, you'll find a grocery store, several shops, Video rental store and cafes. Just up the street is one of the best take out cafes on the island. We are only a few minutes north of Whaler's Village- a popular location for restaurants, shops and the beach. Napili and Kapalua are just a short drive north with more beaches as well as Honolua reknowned for its surf and snorkeling bay. Whether you are interested in going to a luau, sailing on a snorkel or whale cruise, going parasailing, taking surfing lessons or one of so many acitvities Maui has to offer, you will discover you are in a fantastic location to reach all of them conveniently.
Reviewed by A TripAdvisor Member
Condo 504 was amazing! It was exactly as shown and described, the bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept in, and the view from the lanai, incredible. We watched the turtles, the sun sets and took the view in while enjoying a cold drink in the frozen tumblers! If we felt like socialising we would walk along the beach to one of the nearby resorts for happy hour. Wifi, books, binoculars, snorkel gear,all available. Check in was easy and the beautiful basket of Hawaiian goodies was appreciated. 504 was great value for the cost and I would certainly recommend it to others and would love to return one day.
Maui--Heaven on Earth
Reviewed by Ricki C
I can not imagine a more perfect condo! The Lanai is, seriously, as close to the water as you can get without being in it! We spent every morning and evening out on it! Actually we pretty much spent all of the time at the condo out there! We had the awesome experience of even seeing a whale jump one afternoon! We could sit and watch the turtles swim too. The complex is in a perfect location, and super nice and quiet. If you like the busy "resort" feel, this is not the place for you, but for what we like, it was perfect! Just a short walk to get to Kaanapalli Beach. It was great and never very crowded. What a gorgeous place and view! I would definitely stay here again.
Reviewed by Kathy
Part 1:Whales come very close, almost to the breakers, turtles like the reef right out front. Snorkelers, kite surfers, boogie boarders, canoes all fun to watch. Tall lanai chairs perfect for viewing. We rarely left the condo except for groceries and felt we had plenty of room. We spent most of every day on the lanai eating many of our meals there. Despite overcast weather we spent all day most every day watching whales and taking photos. We got photos of some gorgeous sunsets. Some of the whales use a channel very near breakers in front of 504 so lots of close whale activity for watching and photographing. Whale watching outboard canoes sit in the channel to wait for whales. One group of canoes had a whale hang out with them entertaining them for over half hour including a breach! Sunday we saw continuous whales from sunrise to sunset. A pod of spinner dolphins came through the closest channel - lots of leaping fun to watch. Saturday a snorkeler was followed, then surrounded by 4 small turtles - snorkeler swam off and they followed for a while before returning to browsing for algae on the reef. King bed very comfortable. Closet and drawer storage adequate for 2 people. Bath crowded but workable for one person at a time. Lots of drawer storage! Wonderful shower - roomy with great shelves for your soap, nice pressure for washing off sand stuck inside bathing suit - be sure to use the foot wash by the beach stairs to get sand off before you enter the building. I like the convenient squeegee for the glass shower door. Love the glass block wall and lovely picture on tile wall. Kitchen is compact, but has every thing you could need. Review cupboards before shopping - nice selection of spices etc. Follow instructions for the garbage disposal. I kept a closed plastic bag next to the sink to add fibrous food during the day and dropped it down the super convenient trash chute directly across the hall each night. Keep open packages in the refrigerator (cereal and bread).
Reviewed by John and Barbara Neale
The arrival procedures were simple and our immediate impression of the unit was it's cleanliness. It was well stocked with all equipment required for day to day needs and in addition a good election of water sport gear was available. The location, directly on the waters edge, could not be improved and was the main reason we chose it. As we were on an extended stay we had paid for additional cleaning but we had to phone the cleaning company to get this done as they seemed to be unaware that it was needed. We were not too bothered by this but we needed the extra towels and bed linen. That apart the cleaning service was exemplary. For longer stays it may be advisable to rent more comfortable beach chairs as the ones in the apartment are fairly basic and only really suitable for short term use. This is only a recommendation and not a criticism as everything provided is more than adequate, comfortable and homely.
Aloha John and Barbara,
We are very happy that you enjoyed our water's edge location as you put it. It is amazing! We hope you enjoyed all the kitchen amenities offered as well as the DVR system, books, Cd's, DVD's as well as our new bed and lanai door. I contacted our cleaner in case your interim information had been overlooked. She was quite aware and about to contact you when you called. Our cleaner don't just show up at the door-they contact our guests to arrange for a convenient time for the cleaning. She is now going to contact our guests earlier in their stay so there won't be any confusion or inconvenience in the future. I've also added that it is necessary for our guests to call to schedule the interim that is a good time for them. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
As to the chairs, when we were there in November, there were low and high beach chairs. If the high ones are missing, I am sorry for the discomfort you experienced. We are sorry that this lowered your estimation of us as we pride ourselves on our many five star reviews and continue to always provide what will make our guests enjoy themselves in our beautiful condo.
Thank you again and we hope you'll be able to visit Maui again soon!
Aloha, Al and Lyn, Owners, Maui Kai Beach Resort, Condo 504
Reviewed by Barbara and Billy
We recently returned home from spending ten glorious days at the Maui Kai. We have stayed here several times. We always stay in condo #504 as it is the best place to be in Maui. The view is unbelievable! The lanai sits practically on the ocean. With a mai tai in hand you can watch the whales, dolphins and turtles frolic in the deep blue. The owners recently added huge free moving sliders that are amazing! As a result the view is wall to wall taking in the entire ocean vista. Another new addition is the new comfy king size bed. It is like sleeping on a cloud. You will find when booking #504 the owners, Al and Lyn so accommodating and so gracious. This condo has everything you need to make your trip to Maui a fun and memory filled experience. Book it today. Barbara and Billy
Reviewed by Louise
My husband and I often travel to Maui in December and have stayed at the Maui Kai many times. Maui Kai 504 was one of the nicest condos of the many different units we have stayed in over the years. We mostly spent our time on the spectacular oceanfront lanai watching turtles in the surf below, catching an occasional whale spouting or watching breath taking sunsets. Maui Kai 504 was very comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed the beach gear closet with snorkeling gear, boogie boards, coolers and beach mats. The location of Maui Kai is perfect. You can walk to nice sandy beaches, a large grocery store and several restaurants. There is also a nice long board walk just south of the Maui Kai. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay in Maui Kai 504 and look forward to booking future trips in that condo.
We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the great location of our "spectacular oceanfront lanai" on the 5th floor as you said. It is fantastic for viewing the green sea turtles, whales, sunsets as well as pods of spinner dolphins, kite surfers and more. We're glad you found use of our beach closet gear and enjoyed beach life as well as exploring the variety of great restaurants available. We enjoy the board walk as an option to walking on the beach when we're taking our morning or sunset walks too! I do hope you'll be able to return soon to again enjoy "everything" at our Maui Kai 504 :). Mahalo for your kind words.
Al and Lyn, Owners, Maui Kai 504
Reviewed by John & Barb
Hi Lyn, A few words on our stay at 504 the Maui Kai. Thank you so much for providing a super condo. As others have said the pictures do not do it justice. As we walked in and saw the view from the lanai we were bowled over, it's simply wonderful. The sun goes down right between the islands in front of you and the photo opportunities are spectacular. Everything you need is in the condo and is very comfortble. We appreciated also the 'new' bed very comfy after a great day out. Maui Kai is quite low key which suited us making it nice a quiet when you wanted it. The pool area and amenities are excellent, I liked the kitchen and PC on hand should you wish to use it. This for us was a holiday never to forget for all the right reasons and we will never forget the 'Sunsets' and 'Turtles'. Thank you so much John & Barb
Reviewed by Vicki Dreyer
We arrived at Maui Kai Beach Resort late in the day on Sat. June 1 after spending a fun filled, but hectic week on the Big Island for our daughter's wedding celebration. We were married 37 years ago in May so Maui was the perfect choice to kick back and relax and to celebrate our anniversary. Mornings and evenings were spent on the lanai enjoying rainbows and sunsets and also spotting sea turtles, spinner dolphins, and watching the many snorklers. Lots of action on that beach for sure. We walked every morning along the beach to the Black Rock area and back. We ate breakfast on the lanai daily, but explored many wonderful restaurants both North and South along the highway. Sensei and Merrimans Restaurants were our favorites. The Maui Kai Resort and Condo #504 was a perfect location for us. The condo is extremely well equipped, very clean, and a very comfortable "home away from home". Unlike a hotel room we didn't really mind spending a lot of time in and around the condo. Great Cd's, the ever constant changing ocean surf, and beautiful sunsets really lulled us to hang around and be grateful for beautiful, private time to relax and rest. Thank you Lyn and al for sharing your lovely place.
Aloha Vicki, Happy Anniversary again! I hope you are still celebrating. We are so happy to hear of the wonderful time you spent on Maui and in our beautiful condo, Maui Kai 504. It sounds like you had a great time enjoying your anniversary and taking in the beauty so observable from our panoramic lanai. I'd impressed you enjoyed those long walks along the beach (or boardwalk) south to Black Rock-isn't that beachfront amazing! It sounds like our favorite restaurants became yours as well. I loved that the sunsets, surf and our CD's lulled you into a true relaxation mode. It sounds like you were able to really soak in the 'magic' of our private lanai and experience the true essence of Maui :) I'm glad the spinner dolphins put on a show for you and the turtle(s) could be observed from our great vantage point. I hope you'll be back to celebrate another memorable occasion in the future!
Mahalo Nui Loa, Lyn and Al
Reviewed by Martin
Wonderful view of the ocean from the condo located right on the beach. We were watching sea turtles from the balcony!Very good access to the other places of interest on the island. One just has to be careful about swimming since the sea bottom is rocky. Wet shoes are therefore very important.
Reviewed by Allie Corso
This condo is perfect. The location and size was great for 4 people. It was very clean, spacious and stocked with great supplies for your stay. I will definitely stay at this condo any time I come to Maui. We all did not want to leave and agreed it was magical :) the lanai was very spacious also and we got to see turtles swim by in the water below morning and at sunset. Perfect! Stay here if you visit maui!!
Reviewed by J. R. and Cindy
We arrived at this condo on april 26, 2013 and stayed for 7 days. We were so delighted to find the condo not only very clean but with one of the best views of the ocean I have ever experienced. While at the condo I believe I spent ninety percent of my time on the lanai viewing the sunset and other activities in the water below the condo. The sunsets were breathtaking to say the least. Although we did not see any whales we did see plenty of Marine life from the lanai. This condo is located in a great location and you have plenty of areas to choose from for dinner, shopping and entertainment.. You are within minutes of great snorkeling locations if you choose to leave the condo to explore other areas. However, there really is no need to leave the condo area because there is great snorkeling and other water activity located on the site. They have a very relaxing pool that has plenty of sun or shade depending on your desires. The owners of this condo have taken great lengths to make sure that they have provided enough information on all activities around the area and there is a detailed book that you can reference. The condo has all the amenities that you could possibly want for a vacation site. The TV and entertainment center was excellent and there is also a TV in the bedroom. All of the kitchen equipment is very clean and well taken care of which provides a place for preparing breakfast or any other meal. We felt so at home at this location and believe if you consider it you will also. You cannot go wrong with the price or the accommodations and the clean environment you will be spending your time in. Book it !
Reviewed by Glenn & Linda
This was our first trip to Maui and to the Maui Kai Resort, but will not be our last! The condo(504) was very comfortable and has everything you might need. The most wonderful part of the condo was the lanai, we also saw our first whale. The ocean view is outstanding, you can't see anything but ocean! It reminded us of our balcony on a cruise ship, only much better! We enjoyed listening to the ocean every night as it rocked us to sleep! The stay was very relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable, while providing a central point for various Maui specialties; restaurants, shopping and luau. We are looking forward to our next visit.
Reviewed by Active seniors
I can't say enough about this wonderful condo 504! It was like being in heaven! I haven't been that relaxed in years. The condo had everything we could possibly need. The furniture was so comfortable in.every room. The lanai was perfect - right over the water!! Loved hearing the waves hitting the shore - put us to sleep every night! As we arrived late to Maui the gift package waiting for us was so much appreciated. We were able to enjoy Kona coffee the next morning as well as the other goodies in the package. A grocery store minutes from the condo as well as an abc store close by that carried fresh food! I highly recommend this condo for your vacation. Aldo try the Old Lahaina Luau while you're there.
Reviewed by LaurAsh
We had a wonderful time staying at Maui Kai for a wedding. The hotel is very centrally located to everything we needed - most notably the ocean! The room was perfectly accommodating for four of us and the ceiling fans were a huge plus when falling asleep. The waves crash right below the lanai, you honestly could not get any closer to the ocean :) In addition to the lovely room Lyn was very responsive and made booking our room easy. Which helped with my last minute planning! We hope to return one day!
Reviewed by Patrick
In addition to the lovely view, setting and furnishings this condo is walking distance from a great fresh fish market, several reasonable delis and of course Kaanapali beach. It is an easy drive to Napili and Kapalua as well as Lahaina Town.
Reviewed by Cgg
We had a great time at this condo. Everything is stocked up for visitor's convenience. Beautiful views and lovely lanai. We enjoyed sitting in lanai each morning and having our tea and breakfast. One best thing with the lanai is that other condos cannot see your lanai, so you don't have to worry about other people. The decor is very beautiful. Overall, it is an awesome place to stay. We would love visiting this condo again in future.
Reviewed by ML
504 was absolutely fantastic, the condo had everything you needed for a week long stay in Maui, including binoculars which made the whale, dolphin and turtle sightings in January spectacular! Location is great for that side of the Island, we walked over to Whalers village along the beach and beach walk and Napili beach was only a five minute drive away (great beach for kids) No complaints at all, highly recommended! Thank You Lyn!
Reviewed by Barbara and Billy
We recently returned from Maui where we spent 9 nites at the wonderful Maui Kai. We have been hanging "our lei" at the Maui Kai Unit 504 for several years. Why go anywhere else? Unit 504 is super comfy and owners Lyn and al Magorno have generously provided everything you will need for a relaxing and fun vacation. However, the biggest plus about unit 504 is the oceanfront view!!! Honestly, it is panoramic, you will think you are on a cruise ship! The Pacific Ocean sits just below the lanai. In addition to the great view the unit is quiet and you can walk to restaurants and a grocery store. Plus there is a beach front promenade that is perfect for walking, strolling or running. This condo is heavenly...once you stay here you will return again and again for the perfect aloha experience.
Reviewed by Jennifer
What a great Condo.. This condo was well stocked ranging from boogie boards, noodles, snorkeling gear, ice chest, and seasoning in the kitchen. My family of 4 had plenty of room. The high bar stools on the Lanai were great to sit and watch the whales from. This was our first time in Maui and it was a great place to stay and we will be back!!!
Reviewed by William Tanner
Great location and best views around. Saw whales on first morning there. Condo has all the necessary items for making the stay comfortable and enjoyable. Several great restaurants and shopping close. Drive up the west side of the Island is magnificent.
Reviewed by Jeff
Nice condo. Fantastic views. Certainly fully equipped from the kitchen to recreational equipment. Friendly staff, very welcoming. We were hoping to sleep to the sound of lapping waves but it's more of a pounding surf so we had to close the lanai doors at night. Convenient location, easy access. Grocery store right across the street and a funky breakfast place. Gas grills out by the pool for easy grilling. Hawaiian music Cd's were a nice touch, set the mood. Saw over a dozen Sea Turtles right from the balcony as well as a huge pod of Dolphins and the last morning watched a baby Humpback whale for over an hour.
Reviewed by Lee
This was our 2nd stay at the Maui Kai condo. We loved it just as much this time as the 1st time we stayed. The condo has everything you need (kitchen, A/C, snorkel gear, plenty of room, extra towels, etc.) But the most important feature is the lanai. The view from the lanai is truly amazing. You're so close to the water and the views are unobstructed. The owners are very nice and are quick to answer questions about the condo, things to do in Maui, etc. And all my questions were answered within minutes. We look forward to staying at the condo again in the near future. Thanks Lyn!
Reviewed by Jim and Maxine
We had a great stay at the Maui Kai condo 504. When we entered, we were right away impressed with the beautiful view of the ocean and the islands of Molokai and Lanai. The condo had a large lanai to watch the sun set at night. The condo was very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. We would recommend this condo to anyone, and would definitely stay there again. We already miss our trip to Hawaii!
Aloha Jim and Maxine, We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our incredible location with 180 degree views including both islands and the amazing sunsets! We are also glad to hear you enjoyed the full amenities and comfort we strive to provide for our guests. We certainly hope you will be able to return soon to 504!
Mahalo, Lyn and Al
Reviewed by Arizona
Condo 504 at the Maui Kai, was a home away from home. Everything you could possibly want to stay and play at the beach was included in this rental. The beds were comfortable and the condo is beautifully decorated. The best part was the lanai overlooking the ocean that provides great views and a relaxing place to unwind at the end of the day. Great for families, my children had a great time running down to the beach to play in the surf.
Aloha Tamara, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our beautiful beach and made use of the equipment we provide for our guests. I'm sure the comfortable king bed and queen sofa bed were welcoming after a day exploring and having a great time. The expansive 180 degree view is amazing isn't it! We hope you return soon!
Lyn and Al
Reviewed by RK
This was our first trip to Hawaii. Glad that we picked Maui Kai Beach Resort Condo 504 in Maui. Our stay was for 8 days and Lyn even let us stay there for few more extra hours on our last day (we had late flight leaving Maui - thanks again Lyn) This condo was well managed with all needed utensils, spices, pots/pans. Refrigerator, bathroom, and premises were nice and clean. Waking up every morning and sitting on the Lanai with a cup of coffee and nice breakfast with my family was bliss, we enjoyed long walks on the beach. We even had our dinners on the Lanai with beautiful sunset. Lyn made a beautiful condo with good furnishings and everything we could imagine (boogie boards/coolers). Mahalo to you and will be back to this condo as soon as we can!
Reviewed by Alison
We loved our stay in Condo 504 for 10 days. The apartment is very comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing retreat. The view from the lanai was spectacular and every day gave a different perspective being perched high above the waves. The resort is close to shops and the historic town of Lahaina which is fascinating to explore. Highly recommend this condo!
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our condo, its amenities and especially our view for our perfect location! We hope you are able to return sometime!
Reviewed by Roady
Very attentive manager (Lyn Magorno), who managed to stay in touch even though she was abroad and arrange last minute arrangements for me & my family. We were grateful--mahalo, Lyn! The place itself is fine--it's got a beautiful view, hot tub & pool below (not on ocean side FYI), computer & printer access in the poolhouse along with ping-pong (handy if you're still printing boarding passes). Easy parking in the streets below (any spot--1st come, 1st served). The kitchen was very well stocked with utensils, spices, pots/pans. The refrigerator, bathroom, and premises were nice and clean. It's a solid stay. It is slightly smaller (maybe 890sq ft?), but that's to be expected. The pation on the 5th floor with a view & the roar of the ocean below is an awesome lullaby. The only reason I hold back from 5 stars is I reserve that rating to a place that is truly above and beyond all expectations, and this one was just as nice as expected. A solid 4 star stay I do not hesitate to recommend to anyone. Thank you again, Lyn Magorno!
Reviewed by Debbie
Lovely, comfortable condo has everything you need...fully stocked kitchen, beach chairs, beach towels, ice chests, boogie boards, snorkel equipment, etc...and a wonderful view of the sunset every night! (We couldn't get the TV in the living room to work...but we didn't care. We listened to the wonderful Hawaiian Cd's instead.) The condo is in a good location with a nice beach on either side of the complex. Duke's Restaurant is just 2 doors down. Parking at Whaler's Village (Kaanapali Beach) is $30.00! But if you eat at one of their restaurants, they will validate parking. A perfect vacation condo!
Aloha Debbie, Thank you so much for your kind words about our condo #504 at Maui Kai. I hope you also enjoyed our new lanai set with swivel chairs that allow you to have a totally clear view over the railing of the 180+ degree panorama of Molokai and Lanai sitting regally in the ocean expanse. Incidentally, the front room TV is a flatscreen only six months old. Because of its connection to Hawaiian cable and the DVR it's best to follow the explicit directions provided on a laminated sheet usually found on the coffee table or TV cabinet. If necessary, a quick call to our on-island contact will help. I'm glad you enjoyed Duke's-just a short walk down the beach and Whaler's Village for it's enjoyable restaurants as well (we always park free-even if you're only buying a small item at an ABC store-you'll be validated.) I hope you are able to return soon! Mahalo, Al and Lyn
Reviewed by Chuck, Mary and Kennedy
Maui Kai 504 had everything you need to have a fun and complete vacation. Waking up every morning and just sitting on the Lani with a cup of coffee was bliss. we saw rainbow's, sea turtles and whales off in the distance. This was a great 25th wedding anniversary, and we are already planning our next trip to Maui Kai 504
Reviewed by Lisasaloha
We saw the photos online, but were blown away when we walked in the front door to an amazing view that drew us out immediately to the large lanai. I lounged on the chaise for a while to soak it all in. 180 degree vista with the islands of Molokai and Lanai to set it off! The lanai set enabled us to see over the railing and we used the swivel chairs to take in everything from a monk seal, whales, catamarans, surfers and to rainbows. We slept wonderfully well hearing the waves from a comfy king bed. That lanai and view awaited us once we rubbed the sleep from our eyes. We discovered they even have free coffee in the morning downstairs (with cups/lids). We'd grab some for our walk along a long stretch of Ka'anapali beach, dabbling our feet in the heavenly surf and sand! We fixed some meals in --the kitchen having everything we needed and more-breakfast was an absolute on the lanai but Maui has such great restaurants, we found ourselves eating out for dinner much of the time. It was great to either have central a/C available or let the ocean breeze in through the sliding doors. Al and Lyn, the owners have made a beautiful condo with lovely furnishings and everything we could imagine...even boogie boards and coolers. Mahalo to you two. We'll be back to 504 as soon as we can!
Reviewed by Meredith & Kevin
Our trip to 504 was a return visit. It was just as magical as our first trip last year. We open the sliding doors first thing and don't close them again until checkout. The view of the ocean, Molokai and Lanai is absolutely fantastic. We spent days just sitting, watching the whales, dolphins and turtles. This location is quiet and convenient to shopping. You will not find a spot closer to the beach. The hospitality of Lyn and al cannot be matched. We consider this our Maui "home" and are already planning our trip for January 2013.
Reviewed by Drew and Peg
Older facility, but well-kept. View is outstanding. Air conditioner is very noisy (rattles), so didn't use it. Canadians partied late into the night around the pool, but otherwise most folks were great. At higher end of local rentals, and "tight" in the kitchen and bathroom, but not an issue. It's all about the 180 degree view right over the ocean. This particular unit has been upgraded very nicely. We'll be back.
We are always happy to hear our guests have enjoyed out condo, #504 with its fantastic views and upgrades. We strive to make our condo as pleasurable for our guests as possible with many amenities, extras and comforts. We do however, appreciate hearing if there is any kind of problem right away. In this case regarding the A/C rattling, if the front desk been contacted, maintenance would have fixed it. There is also the option of calling us or our on-island contact as well, but no one was called. Unfortunately, we were not aware of the issue until reading it in a review online. We immediately called the front desk and maintenance went in and heard the âlowâ setting making some noise while the âmediumâ and âhighâ were ok. A new motor was installed in less than an hour and it very effective and very quiet for everyone. Mahalo, Lyn and Al (owners)
Reviewed by BenAlaska
Got to vacation here 12/31/11 - 01/05/12. Great escape from the snow & cold of alaska! Unit is clean, well appointed, secure and easy to find. Especially appreciated the beach amenities - umbrella, cooler and snorkel gear - and very comfortable bed. Saw lots of whales in the channel as well as an occasional turtle below and even a pod of dolphins! The "resort" itself had a nice grilling area and even a small pool available. Grocery store nearby. Only did 1 meal "out" @ the Java Jazz restaurant - mediocre for us - would not bother going back there. Wished we had gone to the Gazebo, just a little ways up the road instead. Highlight of the vacation was visiting Little Beach Sunday Night - only for the open minded tho - and doing a zip line @ Piiholo Ranch. Not cheap but very safe and fun! Biggest drawback was finding a place nearby to snorkel / park. Owners take excellent care of their home - we tried to do the same - enjoy!
Reviewed by David C.
The first thing that hits you as you walk through the door is the majestic view from the lanai. I dropped my bags and went right out on the lanai. What a view! After settling in we began to notice that the condo is one of a kind. Everything you need to make your vacation perfect is provided for you. It is a first class condo in paradise. Every night we sat on the lanai watching the sunset and whales frolic within eye sight. It was the perfect condo for the perfect vacation.
Reviewed by suzybee
We so enjoyed our stay at this condo in December of 2011. The swimming directly in front of the condo was fine but just a short walk south or north provided a fabulous beach and swimming area. Close to town, restaurants, shopping, snorkeling beaches. The condo was very comfortable and provided everything needed. Nice to have wi-fi. Nice kitchen and supplies. Comfortable bed. Beautiful view.
Reviewed by Laly T
We loved our 5 days at Maui Kai 504. The condo is comfortable, spacious, and well-appointed, with every amenity, from a coffee grinder and binoculars, to wireless internet, down to scissors and a flashlight in the utility drawer and sunblock in the bathroom cabinet. Even the pull-out bed got a positive review from our daughter, who has slept on plenty of bad pull-outs. The view is spectacular, especially the sunsets, with Lanai and Molokai in the distance. We saw whales and dolphins every morning while eating our breakfast and drinking coffee on the lanai. While the resort is surrounded by other hotels and condos, it is quiet, and parking was readily available. The property is well-maintained, with a small pool and spa, and a well-equipped game room. There are excellent restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance. The owners are responsive and provide all the information you need both before and during your stay. If you're going to Maui, I highly recommend Maui Kai 504 for your stay!
Reviewed by The Kramers
Condo #504 within the Maui Kai complex helped make our wedding vacation amazing. The condo is immaculate...cozy and very romantic with an amazing view of the ocean. Everything we needed was there...it was wonderful! I highly recommend this condo and would love to return!
Reviewed by Lee
The first thing you notice when walking into the condo is how spacious it is. It's a large one bedroom. The next thing you notice is the lanai and view. It's unbelievable! Eating breakfast on the lanai is heavenly. Trust me, you will not beat this view anywhere. It's breathtaking. The complex is quiet and steps from the beach (literally). The condo is packed with things you may need for the beach, snorkel gear, boogie boards, towels, etc. Lyn is very helpful if you have any questions as she got back to me quickly via phone and email for the myriad questions I had about Maui. I will absolutely stay at this condo in the future. We had an incredible time.
Reviewed by TGR
This condo rental was wonderful! The location was great. The lanai overlooked the ocean and we saw beautiful sunsets every night. The condo was well equipped with anything you could possibly need. I would definitely go back again.
Reviewed by Maui4More
Ocean view condos at Maui Kai have almost a 360 degree view of the ocean, because this condo complex is literally right next to the ocean. Specifically for this condo, the owner had thought of all the little things to make our stay comfortable, well stocked kitchen. Conveniently located close to a grocery store. Our best snorkeling experience at Black rock (its like a mini molokini without the crowds). Minutes from Lahaina for the ladies to shop. Nice and quiet, several zen moments simply sitting on the lanai and taking in the scenery (sunsets, rainbows)
Reviewed by Barb & Gary
Loved the condo, it was easy to find and dealing with Lyn is a breeze. Our favorite thing was making breakfast and eating it out on the lanai. The view is beautiful and private. Having snorkle gear handy was great. The bed was comfortable and the towels made me realize I needed new ones at home. The guide books and local music cds was a nice touch. I will try to stay here again the next time we come to Maui.
Reviewed by relaxed in 504
Condo 504 is the perfect place to relax and enjoy solitude and serenity. The unit is equipped with virtualy everything you need. Full kitchen, towels, even stuff to enjoy at the beach. I would recommend a listing of all the things you do provide, we would have left some things home.
Reviewed by The McCavours
We stayed two times at the Maui Kai in the 1980's and have been on holidays, staying at different accommodation on Maui a couple of times since. We decided on this trip to go back to the the Maui Kai due our very good memories of it. The location right on the beach is excellent. The pictures of unit 504 we viewed prior to booking it were exactly as we found it. The view from the balcony overlooking the ocean with views of the islands was fantastic. Nothing beats watching a terrific sunset with a nice bottle of wine enjoying a meal from the barbecue. We saw whales , sea turtles, kite boarders, surfers from the deck. It is possible to walk along the beach or on the boardwalk which starts near the Maui Kai all the way to Black Rock and the Whalers Village. The unit was very comfortable and well stocked with amenities including binoculars, boogie boards, beach mats and books. While we went exploring many other beaches, one of the best features of this location is the ability to go down to the lobby, out the door and be right on the beach and able to go snorkeling right away. The size of the unit is good for 3 adults but would be somehat crowded for more than this.
Reviewed by Laurie
The view out our lanai was manificent. We ate breakfast by candlelight and then took a walk on the beach every morning. The sound of the waves was relaxing. Beautiufully decorated and very comfortable for the two of us. This is where we would stay next time we return to Maui!
Where else but Maui would you have a romantic breakfast by candlelight in the winter?! I'm so happy you enjoyed our magnificent expansive views and wonderful long walks along our beach. We do hope you are able to return soon.
Lyn and Al, owners Maui Kai 504
Reviewed by Cherie
Feels like another planet. The ocean, the view, the sights, the sounds, the sunset, the lanai, the privacy, the comfort, every need met. Very clean. Grounds well kept. Pretty plants and exotic flowers. The barbeques are spotless, the pool and hot tub are great. The guest are friendly. Not busy like the resort next door. Not crowded. Not expensive. Nice beach and close to anything and everything. Stores, souveniers and restaruants across the street or a stroll down the beach. Perfect weather even when it rains you always have a rainbow. Truly my new favorite place to be!
Reviewed by Melody and Kris
It's been a couple weeks since we spent 9 days on Maui enjoying our morning coffee and daily sunsets on the lanai of Maui Kai 504 and there hasn't been a day that has passed that I haven't closed my eyes and thought about it. The condo was perfect! We walked in and our expectations were instantly exceeded. The view is breathtaking and the accomodations were thoughtful, clean, organized, and felt just like home. Even though it was our first time to Hawaii and Maui Kai 504, it felt like we had been there before - it just welcomed us in and was a cozy place to rest our heads after our daily Maui adventures. Overall, it felt like Maui Kai (and 504 in particular) was a special little treasure tucked away in the corner of Kaanapali. The grounds are well cared for, the condo is stocked with everything you need (and more!), the beach is just a hop and a skip out the door, and the view in unparalleled. All I can say is, it would be foolish not to jump at a chance to stay in this little piece of heaven. We have made a vow to return (maybe next year?) and enjoy it all over again. Pure bliss.
Reviewed by John
This was my second visit to Maui Kai 504. It was as fantastic as the first! The reservation process was very easy and quick with no confusions or mistakes. The condo is in the perfect location, right on the beach! The view off the lanai, exceptional and private. The condo itself was decorated in wonderful island style and was very comfortable. Outfitted with everything we needed, it once again proved to be home away from home. This condo holds a very special place in our hearts! Maui is such a beautiful island and Maui Kai 504 is perfectly situated and appointed to enjoy every bit of it.
It was wonderful to have your return to our wonderful condo and I'm happy to hear that you agree that the location is perfect and that you were comfortable and enjoyed our efforts at decorating and creating a feel for the islands. It touches us that you feel that it holds a very special place in your hearts as it does for us as well! We do hope you will be able to return very soon!
Mahalo and Aloha,
Al and Lyn
Owners, Maui Kai 504
Reviewed by Clint & Helena
We spent 6 nights at the Maui Kai in 504. The condo had everything you could possible need or want to make your vacation comfortable. I planned our vacation over 1 year ago and had many email conversations with Lyn Magorne, the owner, asking different questions. Lyn made me feel very comfortable and excited about renting directly from an owner. We have not done that before. She could not have been more accommodating! The condo was so clean, which is one of my number one requirements. We would sit on the lanai every morning and evening and watch the whales and dolphins. I lost count we saw so many! The Maui Kai is located directly on the beach. Just go out the lobby door and you are on the beach! I only wish we were still on the lanai! Thanks for making our vacation stay a memory of a lifetime!
Aloha Clint & Helena,
I wish I could immediately transport you to our lanai. I know what you mean...we have a difficult time leaving it as well! We have the perfect vantage point to enjoy all that is going on from whales and dolphins in the winter to the wind and kite surfers, outriggers, and a multitude of activities at other times. Thank you so much for your kind words-you were a pleasure to have as guests and I enjoyed our emails. We hope you can make a return visit!
Aloha and Mahalo,
Lyn and Al, Owners Maui Kai 504
Reviewed by mooresinmaui
Condo 504 fit our needs perfectly! Nicely appointed with everything provided for a wonderful vacation....including coolers, beach chairs, snorkeling equipment. Our family enjoyed the pool amenities of grills and a kitchen in which to prepare meals and eat picnic style and challenging each other to a game of pingpong! We loved relaxing on the lanai, whale watching and enjoying the beautiful sunsets.
Reviewed by Gauri
Loved, loved, loved staying at #504 of the Maui Kai. It was exactly what we were looking for- a clean, quiet, safe, not run-down place where we can make and eat our own food, in the middle of everything, right on the beach so we don't have to drive to it, and with a spectacular view from our lanai so don't feel "stuck" in our place when the kids were sleeping. It was just a little cramped for our family of 4 but it was fine. We knew it was a one bedroom before we booked it and expected this. By the way, if our kids were older, they could have stayed up later and slept on the sofabed and I don't think it wouldn't have felt that way.... Also, we never closed our lanai sliding doors (the entire ocean facing wall was glass) because we loved hearing the ocean sounds our entire 9 day stay. Even booking it was super easy online. We all (including my 5 year old) still talk about it and miss it a couple of months later. We decided we have to stay here again the next time we go to Maui.
Great Stay in 504
Reviewed by Chris
We have just departed from unit 504 at Maui Kai and have left with very positive impressions. We traveled with our two children aged 9 and 11 and would recommend this place to other families wishing to get their own space and get away from the bustle of the resort hotels. The place has a fantastic location right on the beach front, and I mean right on the beach front! Step out of the condo and you are on the beach. Two more steps and you are in the sea! The views are great. Every apartment must get the fantastis view we had. Completely uninterrupted views out to sea. The apartment we stayed in was spotless, and the same could be said of the rest of the place. It is kept in very good order with the BBQ cleaner than I can get my own. The apartment is big enough for two but a little cramped for a family of four, but you knew what we were doing before we booked. The sofa bed in the living room is not the world's most comfortable but what sofa bed is. The unit is so well stocked with the needs of the traveler. Every kitchen utensil is provided as is beach gear, coolers, snorkel sets, iPod dock, good cable package, the list goes on. The place is ideal if you want to get away for some peace and quiet. If you want big pools, resort entertainment, loud music and loud people then go elsewhere. If you want to relax and kick back with your own cooking on the lanai and watch the sea with some cold ones, then this is the place for you.
Reviewed by Vivienne
This condo is amazing. The location is outstanding, as is the view from the wonderful large lanai. I cannot praise it enough. It is beautifully furnished and has all the extra touches you would need. It is spotless and the bed was very comfortable (very important). I think it is the nicest place we have ever stayed!! The complex is well kept and the staff we met were very friendly to us. Exceptional good value. Thank you so much.
Can't wait to go back
Reviewed by Can't wait to go back
We stayed in two different condos during our two weeks in the Maui Kai to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. This condo was nicely appointed and has a very comfortable bed with a beautiful view of the ocean and surrounding islands from the lanai and of the in-land mountain valley from the bedroom. We only stayed a few days here, and it looked like the cleaning staff decided not to dust or sweep the floors before we arrived, but that didn't detract from the wonderful dinners we had on the lanai, or the romantic sunsets. The Maui Kai really is the closest condo to the water in the Kaanapali Beach area and the staff, grounds, pool, and overall environment were all top notch. I would recommend this unit to anyone who is looking for a quiet stay on Maui with all the beauty and local amenities that the Hyatt, Sheraton, and Ritz have to offer as well as all the comforts of home.
Reviewed by J & A
Thank you so much for renting your condo to us! We had a wonderful vacation and anniversary in Maui, and your condo helped make that experience very special! Leaving was the most difficult part, and if we could have stayed longer, we certainly would have. We took comfort that at the end of the day after going on an excursion around the island that we were coming back to comfortable furnishings, an excellent kitchen, and a nice shower. We loved sitting out on the lanai in the morning, taking in the gorgeous views. The location was great because we were close to some excellent food options and were able to get down to the shops in Lahaina. The beaches were beautiful, and the community was very clean and well kept. Our time there flew by and we did not want to leave. You have a wonderful piece of paradise. Mahalo for sharing it with us. We hope to return in the near future.
Reviewed by Dorthe
We had a fantastic vacation in this apartment. It is situated the perfect place and we enjoyed the fantastic oceanview from the balcony. The apartment was clean and fully equipped with everything we needed. I can only give this place my very best recommendations.
Reviewed by pennyandjack
We had a marvelous time in Maui. The Maui Kai was simply beautiful right on the ocean. The sunsets were breath-taking. We even extended our stay by three days and didn't want to leave then. Everyone on the grounds were extremely friendly. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends or anyone considering vacationing in Maui. The room was stocked with everything you'd possibly need and the Safeway down the street made grocery shopping less expensive. The condo was perfectly clean and decorated in nice Hawaiian accents. We spent so much time sitting on the lanai just watching the waves, whales, and kite-surfers. We also took in all the visitor sites. Overall on a scale of 1-10, I'd say we had an 11. Thank you Al and Alice.
Reviewed by JD
I previously rented a condo in Honolulu through Aloha Condos so when I was booking a Hawaiian vacation for my parents I knew Aloha Condos was a trusted site with honest representations of the properties they feature. My parents stayed in this condo on Maui for a week and absolutely loved it! The condo was exactly as represented on the website. I let the owners know that I was renting the condo as a gift to my parents for their anniversary and to my surprise they were kind enough to have an anniversary gift waiting for my parents upon their arrival. I have had two very positive experiences with Aloha Condos and would recommend their website to anyone in search of a condo in Hawaii and for anyone looking for a condo in Maui, I would highly recommend this property.
Heavenly Maui Kai Unit 504
Reviewed by Bill and Barbara Gordon
We stayed for the second time at the Maui Kai Condo Complex, UNIT 504 in May of '08 and absolutely loooooved it all over again! We are very excited about returning for a ten day third visit this May 2. We never tire of this unbelievable oceanfront property. We always enjoy sitting on the lanai in the morning (java in hand) watching the wonderful sea parade of whales, spinner dolphins and sea turtles. Later we mosey on down to the awesome sandy beach and take a dip in the waves. If you are not a beach lover there is a pool close by. We are always impressed with how well the grounds are cared for, lush greens and beautiful flowers abound. The condo itself is immaculate, with a well stocked kitchen and furnished with lovely tropical decor. All the niceties of home right here. Did I mention the gorgeous sunsets and colorful rainbows? We would highly recommend this condo to honeymooners, couples or small families. The price is very reasonable too. Al and Lyn, the owners are wonderful people. They want you to have the BEST EVER ALOHA EXPERIENCE at their little slice of Heaven, Maui Kai Unit 504...and WE ALWAYS DO.
Reviewed by speed01
Quite a few years back we stayed at this resort, and i use that name loosely. The actual apartment was done very nicely; the view of the ocean is very good. There's no reception area per se; the overall building reminds me of a tenement in a poor neighborhood and the pool is across the parking lot surrounded by concrete blocks. There is NO beachfront as there is no beach in front...only ocean. A retaining wall protects the lobby from the ocean rushing in. The shower in the apartment overflowed to the apartment below and not by any fault of ours. My wife and I are very careful and clean when we stay in someone else's apartment. Wouldn't recommend this rental building at all.
Since 2004, we have completely redecorated and made several other upgrades such as an additional granite counter with new maple cabinets in the bathroom, new living room and dining room furnishings and balcony high table and swivel chairs on the lanai. A problem with the shower at the time was quickly remedied. Maui Kai is a smaller structure constructed of cement block which helps to eliminate noise compared to some of the large hotel-type buildings. As Maui Kai has the closest proximity to the ocean in West Maui, it is regularly maintained including re-spalling of the building, new paint and trim. The landscaping of the building has been upgraded with many Hawaiian flowers, plants, and waterfalls.
The pool and spa are part of a larger cabana area which includes an indoor kitchen, bathrooms, computer with printer, ping-pong table, and library. Outside is a large area for sunbathing and visiting, a covered picnic area, and gas barbecues. Perhaps his visit was during one of the rare storms that could bring in high surf and reduce the beach temporarily. However, North Ka'anapali Beach in front of Maui Kai actually stretches for three miles, all the way to Black Rock.
Maui Kai is not a hotel with one a grandiose entryway, but it does have a pleasant sitting area for resting and visiting now complete with orchids and newer furniture as well as free morning coffee and newspapers for purchase. Maui Kai is a location guests enjoy returning to year after year.
Loved the condo and the location!
Reviewed by Peggy
It has been several years since we stayed in this condo but we loved it and would go back again and stay here. The view of the ocean was totally awesome and it was convenient to many parts of the island. someday we will definitely return! Peggy
Reviewed by drinkingkitten
From the second we walked in to this condo, we were wowwed by everything, from the furnishings to the view, this condo is unbelievable! Newly remodeled with granite countertops, tile flooring, and full fun closet including snorkle gear, boogie boards, umbrellas, childrens beach toys, lawn chairs, coolers.....Lyn (owner) has everything that you need here to feel like home. This condo is very clean....you could eat off the floors! The lanai is wonderful. I sat on the patio furniture for hours just watching the whales breaching from the ocean front view through the binnoculars which were also supplied for us. The beach right in from is also a perfect spot for tanning and swimming. There is also a gated pool and hottub area with public BBQ's and games room. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone, being a family or just a couple, who like the finer things in life!
Reviewed by bobthelobster
The view was spectacular, the condo had everything we needed to feel like we were at home for a week and not in a hotel room. We had stayed at a hotel the previous week and felt much more comfortable at Lyn and Al's condo. The only negative was that the bed was slightly lumpy and leaned outward.
Moon over Maui
Reviewed by maggiec
We spent a week at Maui Kai 504 last Dec. We had a wonderful time. This condo is very comfortable. The owners have supplied everything you could possibly want. The views are wonderful. We watched whales jumping, say a large turtle and the moon was so beautiful over the water at night. Great restaurants near by, we loved Pizza Paradiso, which is just across the street and Cilanto in Lahaina. Wonderful stay!
Reviewed by Catherine Courtney
We spent a wonderful week at Maui Kai. The condo has everything you can possibly need. We loved being able to use all of the beach supplies in the condo (boogie boards, mats, umbrellas, coolers, etc) The best part of the condo is the location and the view from the balcony. We spent each morning eating breakfast on the balcony and watching the whales playing off shore. In the evening we enjoyed the beautiful Maui sunsets from the balcony. All while literally steps from the beach!