Polynesian Shores 213
2 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo
Direct oceanfront location with views of Molokai, Lanai and the Pailolo Channel TOTALLY RENOVATED AND REFURBISHED View dolphins, sea turtles and humpback whales in winter Spectacular sunsets & cooling ocean breezes Sleep to the sound of the surf Oceanfront swimming pool Brand new tropical... more theme furnishings Brand new luxury beds and high thread count bedding Maple cabinetry, granite counters, new appliances and tile SPECTACULAR views of Molokai less ↑
81 Guest Reviews
That was a beautiful vacation! The Polynesian Shores Condo was wonderful, so cozy, the view is amazing, the location is quiet, all the amenities you need are inside the condo! Highly recommend it!
— Eugene, Stayed 01/13/2020
Aside from the TV's not working, light bulbs not working and lack of toilet paper and paper goods, we enjoyed our stay. Location is great, grounds are beautiful.
— Scott, Stayed 01/09/2020
Hi Scott, Mahalo for staying at our place! Regarding the TVs in the bedrooms, the resort just changed over to a resort-wide cable contract, and we just recently learned that this basic plan only includes a single TV connection. We are on island this week, so that we can install two additional cable boxes for the bedrooms, which will resolve the issue. Our apology for your inconvenience. Regarding TP, our cleaning team always leaves two full rolls in each bathroom. Any special requests are happily addressed by a simple call to our property manager. His number is included in the instruction sheet in the unit. Had you called him, he would have resolved your request. -Ray and Elaine
The unit is well stocked. Snorkel gear, boogie board, kitchen essentials and much more. The view is great and Turtles frequent the private beach. Would definitely book again!!!
— Jeffery, Stayed 12/12/2019
Gorgeous View Through Heat Wave in May
Condo has million dollar view out the back windows and patio. Condo is as-advertised, and could easily accommodate 5. It was comfortably outfitted with table for 4 and additional seating. Unit was clean and kitchen was well-appointed. Lots of snorkeling gear and big towels available.... more There are 2 distinct sleeping areas - bedroom with two twins on the lower level and master in upper loft area. Then there is a sofa in the open living room that could accommodate at least one more. Great response from condo contact person - we needed some help with directions and with connecting to Wi-Fi. We got almost immediate response when we called. Condo was ready at the promised time. Cleaning crew appeared right at checkout time, as we were carrying out our luggage. We happened to rent during a heat wave in MAY, into the 90s. We hear this is unusual - and we certainly did not think about needing Air Conditioning so early in the season. The condo only has fans. So the place began to heat up daily, by 10 am. We would close all the windows and drapes to try to keep it cool. The evening breezes were slim - so condo did not cool down till 9 or 10 pm. Overall, the heat really drained us and left us without a place that we could comfortably return to during the day. Once the sun was down, the 2nd floor patio was a real treat! We had two other problems with the configuration. First was the preponderance of stairs - front door of unit is at the top of steep stairs to 2nd floor platform - with no elevators available. Then inside the condo is another set of steep stairs to the upper floor bedroom/bath. Since we were on extended travels, our large heavy suitcases were difficult to lug up all those stairs - we probably should have each packed two smaller suitcases instead. And the upstairs bedroom and bath is set up as an open loft with no doors for privacy or to block noise from the open family room and kitchen below. Any noise below was magnified upstairs. It was difficult to sleep upstairs once anyone was moving around downstairs. Overall, condo rental in Maui is very high. The price for this rental was reasonable compared to other units in this complex. The alternative would have been one of the newer resorts - at a much steeper price tag, especially to get 2 separate bedrooms. Next time we will probably spring for the higher price of one of the resorts to get elevators and air conditioning. less
— Cindy, Stayed 09/18/2019
Mahalo Cindy for choosing our condo for your stay. Glad that most everything was to your liking, excepting the items you mentioned. Of course these have long been advertised (no surprise); the wonderful trade winds are consistent throughout nearly the entire year, but unfortunately we do experience a very occasional heat spell combined with reduced airflow that make the natural cooling take longer into the evening. Aloha! -Ray and Elaine
This is a lovely condominium. Extremely comfortable and with a good feeling about it because of the decor, the good neighbors and a beautiful view of the sweeping lawn and glorious brilliant blue ocean. The deck overlooking no the ocean is large with a good... more sized table for dining. The decor was lovely. It is quiet, too, a bonus! The owner provided equipment for swimming and snorkeling. Although there is a fairly accessible, small beach at the edge of the property it is best for skilled snorkelers because the entrance is veryshallow with sea urchins. Good grocery store close by. The owner extremely communicative and helpful. less
— Jeanne, Stayed 09/13/2019
My family and I stayed here and we loved it. It was fully equipped with everything we needed as a big family and lots of space.. Downfall the icebox was not keeping our food cold enough my husband who’s very handy tried to reset it... more and it still did not work.also 2 out of 4 fans were broken ( no ac) but in the middle of summer please make sure the fans work it does get warm through out the evening and the fans were very dirty( which is very dirty) there was hair from prob guests after guests) I cleaned it for you.. other than that we loved it Mahalo Nui loa less
— Jeremy, Stayed 07/14/2019
A wonderful view in the mornings and at sunset, but very hot in the summer afternoons as it faces directly west. We decided to stay at this condo complex because it was advertised as quiet and mainly residential in nature. Unfortunately it did not live... more up this expectation. There were many large family gatherings so the pool was often very full, and the area loud. Neighbors on either side of the condo played music or TV at all hours of the night. We had to beg for silence several of our 9 nights between 10 pm - 3 am. The street side was also noisy. To secure a decent air flow during the heat of the day and at night, we had to open the street-facing windows. Needless to say, our sleep was compromised due to the traffic and the heat. The upstairs master bedroom needs a curtain over the street-side window so the light does not flood in from the outdoor lights. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathrooms up to date. Beach equipment is sufficient, though chairs for 4 (not just 2) people would be appreciated. The complex grounds are neat and well maintained and the close proximity to excellent beaches is a plus. We would recommend this condo for out of season times and in the cooler months. less
— Staleys, Stayed 07/05/2019
Polynesian Shores, 213
Loved the location of this beautiful, and very well maintained, ocean front complex. Our unit was very clean, updated and stocked with all the amenities. If you are looking for a short climb down and over the lava rocks to the beautiful private beach where... more turtles sun in the afternoon, this is the place for you. less
— Ronda, Stayed 05/25/2019
The location was spectacular! We loved everything about it. The best surprise was walking out the rock beach and being surrounded by a large community of sea turtles! They were everywhere! This was such a pleasant surprise. Accommodations were clean and perfect for a family... more of four! Loved that you had two twin beds for our older boys that do not like sharing a bed! The upstairs loft bed was very comfortable. We had everything we needed. The check out process was seemless and made very easy. Thank you and if we ever return to Maui, we would choose this location again. less
— Patrick, Stayed 04/26/2019
The Perfect Home Base
Really enjoyed our stay. The unit was well equipped, clean and beds were comfortable. The master suite was very spacious as well. The grounds were well maintained, the pool was fun and we enjoyed seeing the turtles on the small beach in front of the... more condo. We also liked the location, it was close to many of the destinations we wanted to visit. less
— Sharole, Stayed 04/13/2019
Beautiful Condo for our family of 4
We rented # 213 for a week from March 8th to March 16th, 2019. i would highly recommend this condo. The condo worked perfectly for our family which included 15 and 14 year old children. I would not necessarily recommend Polynesian Shores for a family... more (breaks my heart to say this as we have stayed here 3 previous times with our children). Positives: The kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked, beds comfortable and the check-in and out process was seamless and easy. No hassle all week. The view from the deck is amazing and we were able to watch the whales jump every morning and evening. You also have a prime seat for the sunset! We have stayed at Polynesian Shores at on 5 prior visits and would highly recommend this unit. Things to consider: The lower level bedroom was the "kids room" as it had two twin beds. The room faces the parking lot and the road. Our kids told us there was significant road noise in the lower level bedroom. This was not an issue for us as we had teenagers who slept through the noise. May not be a great fit for light sleepers or younger children. Also, ( and this has nothing to do with specifically with unit 213, but important to know when booking), Polynesian Shores seemed to be less "family friendly" than in the past. There are lots of rules at the pool, to the point we had someone come and tell our kids to stop playing a Marco Polo type game. They and their friends are all 14 and 15 and were not being disruptive. I would not book here again with my kids. Seemed to cater more to the retired crowd, or, child free families. Also, the main office staff made it abundantly clear they are not a concierge service and were not as friendly as in the past. Yet, when we clarified what we were asking for, they had a sheet which gave us all the information we needed. Highly recommend Unit 213!! I would not recommend Polynesian Shores for a family. less
— Judith, Stayed 03/21/2019
Hi Judith, thank you for staying at our unit. We’re glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay! Two minor comments: Regarding the downstairs bedroom, for future renters please note that the bed can be configured as either two twin beds or as a king bed. Regarding noise, we’ve had few complaints. We’ve found that closing the windows adequately deals with the road noise. Note that our road isn’t a major thoroughfare, but rather a neighborhood street with occasional car traffic. Regarding the pool rules, this is the first complaint we’ve received on this subject. The minor rules are in place to simply ensure both safety as well as ensuring that excessive noise doesn’t bother the neighboring units. Polynesian Shores is a wonderfully friendly and family oriented property. We socialize in the evenings along the shore, but we expect that people will respect others by not being overly noisy, particularly after 10pm. This is simply common sense, and adds to the pleasure of everyone’s stay. Thanks again! -Ray and Elaine
Million dollar view
Beautifully situated condo, with an amazing view. It had all we needed for a great stay on Maui. Walking distance to restaurants and shopping! Comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen! Thank you for sharing your place with us! It was a great experience!
— Elzbieta, Stayed 02/23/2019
Perfect for a quiet get away
My sister and I visited Maui for a long weekend getaway and this was the perfect place to stay. Polynesian Shores is a lovely, well kept and quiet complex and this condo had more than enough space for the two of us (we each had... more our own bedroom and bathroom). Sitting by the pool was very pleasant with the other guests being friendly and welcoming. We were easily the youngest there most of the time. The small beach that is just steps from the lawn is where we saw several turtles the morning we left. The only regret is that we wish we'd gone to that beach earlier in our trip and everyday! Mahalo for the lovely stay! less
— Johanna, Stayed 01/26/2019
Just what we needed
The Polynesian Shores Condo #213 was a last minute pick for a quick get away and served our purposes fine. It’s a smaller, traditional style complex with great views across the green inner courtyard framed by lovely palms. The condo was stocked with plenty of... more towels, soap and kitchen essentials, and even a some beach stuff like coolers, chairs and umbrellas. The upstairs bedroom is loft style—open to the room below. Parking is numbered and close to the unit. The location is good as it is on a bus line and close to grocery stores and restaurants. There is a laundry room on premise and not far away. Some of the condos are full time residents which is a plus. Number 213 has not been updated like some of the other units, and the kitchen cabinets could use replacing as they are worn and high on the walls making them difficult to utilize well. They are very responsive to your needs and proptly fixed a leaky shower and brought us a blender. In all we’d stay there again. less
— Henry, Stayed 12/11/2018
We enjoyed our stay in the unit, it was clean, well furnished, and in a very beautiful spot. The unit was quiet and parking was designated and close to the unit. The only item missing was air conditioning, which we understand is not permitted in... more the facility. It would have made our visit more comfortable, but the ceiling fans helped reduce the bite from the heat. We do recommend the unit. less
— Patricia & Bob, Stayed 10/30/2018
A Magical Find
What an epic find. I would recommend this condo to anyone who wants to get away from it all in the perfect spot. The location is fantastic with the pool and the beach right in front of you. Sunsets from the lanai are magic, and... more the turtles on the beach.... oh the turtles. I have been to Maui nine times previous to this trip, and I surpassed my turtle count from all the previous trips in the first two days at the Polynesian Shores. Met lots of great people at the BBQ, loved how Tim would light up the tiki torches every night, creating a truly quaint Polynesian community feel every evening at sunset. The condo is spacious, clean, and has everything one needs to instantly feel at home. The king size mattress is a bit soft for my liking and hurt my back a little but there are options and I slept on one of the single beds with my daughter in the downstairs bedroom. The area is quiet and only a short drive from some epic beaches, the blow hole and West Maui loop where you'll experience a lifelong banana bread bake off between two friends. I would ABSOLUTELY stay here again in an instant if timing and availability work out in the future. less
— Marta, Stayed 08/27/2018
Fun place to stay
This is the second time we have stayed at the Polynesian Shores. The location is great, the view is amazing, and the property is very nice. We had a wonderful time staying there again. Everything was clean and comfortable. The only draw back was the... more lack of A/C in the humid August weather. I think this would not normally be an issue. It just happened to be very humid the week we stayed there. Otherwise it was fantastic. less
— Daniel, Stayed 08/19/2018
Great Get Away!
We had a wonderful time and the condo was perfect. This is our second time at Polynesian Shores and will definitely return again. This condo had a great view of the ocean. It was well stocked with supplies and clean. We loved snorkeling with the... more turtles right off the shoreline. Thanks for a great get away! less
— Molly, Stayed 07/06/2018
Great place to stay!
It was a great condo! Beautiful. Sunsets were amazing! We arrived early and was made welcome! Great parking! Loved the open floor plan. Lovely breeze. Quiet hours were respected. Pool was nice. Appreciated the games, binoculars, and swimming noodles. Our location was great for turtle... more and dolphin viewing! less
— Sherry, Stayed 05/28/2018
It was a nice condo, the only draw back was no AC. It was fully stocked and fit the needs of our two day stay. The view was great, no beach at all but according to some of the ladies at the pool who come... more every year, it had to do with the storms all winter and the lack of trade winds. Turtles in and among the rocks were awesome. less
— Nancy, Stayed 05/20/2018
Spacious Oceanside Condo
This is a fabulous property located conveniently close to amenities. You can whale watch from the balcony or look for turtles playing in the rocks below. The complex and grounds are well-maintained and the office staff are friendly and helpful. We appreciated the little "extras"... more at the condo like binoculars, beach towels, beach umbrella, snorkel gear and a boogie board. There was also a fair selection of DVDs and a well-stocked kitchen. No air conditioning, but the ceiling fans and floor fans kept the place comfortable. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is that the condo is tired and needs some updates. less
— Janice H, Stayed 04/03/2018
Thank you Janice for taking the time to publish your review. Very happy that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks also for responding to our request for more details regarding how we can further improve our condo. Working now to order a few items! Mahalo! -Ray and Elaine Owner follow-up: please note that the interior paint has been freshened up!
Highly recommend Condo 213 for your stay in Maui. Oceansfront view could not have been better! We were 2 couples and it was roomy enough. Towels, snorkeling stuff, cooler, etc. were available and great to have. Would definately stay there again. Julia
— Julia, Stayed 03/17/2018
Great accomodations. Comfortable and clean with everything we needed. Facilities are also very nice. Close to the best beaches and could see whales from our lanai.
— Shane, Stayed 03/15/2018
This condo was perfect for our family of 4. Lots of room for everyone to have their space after a long day touring the island. Beautiful views off the lanai, the kids especially enjoyed watching the whales while eating breakfast. Condo is well stocked with... more all the comforts of home! less
— Dave, Stayed 02/06/2018
Good location for home base
This condo is located in a excellent spot for home base on Maui. The lani overlooks the pool and the ocean with beautiful sunsets. It is not far from Front street in Lahania where all the "famous" shopping and banyan trees are. It a nice... more location to get to a lot of the things around the west side of Maui and not too far to explore other areas of the island as well. less
— William, Stayed 01/01/2018
We stayed for 2 weeks. Very good location view from condo was good, condo itself was very nice. We have been to maui many times we will definitely try to stay here again. Thanks Alan
— Alan, Stayed 12/18/2017
Condo was comfortable, located near shopping and dining, and affordable. I would definitely stay at this condo again in the future.
— Joseph, Stayed 11/22/2017
This is a beautiful property and my two grandsons and I were very comfortable in the lovely condo 213. Such a great location and we had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable; we really hated to leave! Thank you, Ray and Elaine, for... more allowing travelers to stay in your relaxing and scenic island retreat. less
— Mary, Stayed 07/06/2017
The condo is in a great location. The view is very pretty with plumeria trees, the pool, and the ocean. Our bed was very comfortable. My husband and I stayed two nights with our children aged 22, 19, and 14. We had plenty of room.... more The kitchen is well supplied with non-food items. It was hot and we couldn't use one fan because it made a terrible screeching noise. A great breeze comes through when bedroom windows and patio door are open. We would consider staying there again if we ever go back to Maui. less
— Stephanie, Stayed 06/28/2017
Our recent vacation at Polynesian Shore
Aloha Ray & Elaine, Our recent stay at your condo unit was one of our most memorable and we've been coming to Maui for 25 years. The unit was well furnished and equipped with extra room fans to keep things cool. Everyone enjoyed the gorgeous... more view from the Lanai and the many sea turtles that come to rest on our little beach. We hope to return to Polynesian Shores very soon. Mahalo Nui less
— David, Stayed 06/26/2017
Hi David, Mahalo for staying at our condo. Very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to your return!! -Ray and Elaine
We had a wonderful few days at the Polynesian Shores, Condo 213. The view from the condo was beautiful and the people very friendly. We especially enjoyed seeing all the sea turtles on the beach and in the waves right in front of the condo.... more We would definitely go back. less
— Debbie Conrad, Stayed 05/21/2017
Wonderful condo and complex
Three of us stayed at this delightful condo. Inside, it has everything one could want in the kitchen Including a rice cooker, and powerful blender for our smoothies. The living room has two chairs and a very comfy couch with tv and DVD player. There... more is a loft bedroom and bathroom upstairs and a closed off bedroom with two twins and a lower bathroom. It was nice to have the closed bedroom as my daughter caught a cold and coughing that kept her husband up at night. I wear earplugs and she slept in one of the twins for a couple of nights. There is a lovely pool literally steps from the condo and the garden is beautiful. Look for the turtle in the rocks at the ocean edge. The beach is quite small but you can walk or drive to so many. Fins, masks, beach towels, umbrella, and cooler bag provided. We did boogie boarding and left those for future rentersit on the lanai and watch the sunsets. WOW! There is a puu puu party (appetizers) every Thursday by the pool. Owners and renters were delightful. It has a very small town feel rather than a huge cold hotel. My only negative is really a half star off. There are overhead fans and floor fans but no ac in any of the units. We were there in 86 degree weather and the trade winds were good at keepin it cool if the doors were open. Lahaina is 20 minutes or so away so you can get snorkel or sunset cruises and get to a luau easily. The town is quite fun too. Mahalo and aloha less
— Rosemary, Stayed 05/03/2017
Hi Rosemary, Mahalo for your stay, and glad you enjoyed it!! -Ray and Elaine
Polynession Shores Review
We were fortunate to have stayed at this cozy yet beautiful condo from feb 20 thru March 4th 2017. We enjoyed watching whales and sea turtles every day from our lanai! Incredible ocean view. The condo was spacious and well equipped for 4 people. Also... more within walking distance to several restaurants and shops. We also enjoyed the pool. If you are looking for a quiet and family friendly place then polynesion Shores is for you. If we are ever fortunate enough to return this will be our first choice in places to stay. less
— Roger, Stayed 03/09/2017
This condo is fairly decent. The stairs inside and outside are frightening, especially the ones inside leading up to the master bedroom. One misstep and you are in serious danger. Entry into the unit was flawless however once inside there was a pile of beach... more towels laying on the stairs. The inside of the condo was fairly clean, but don't walk around barefoot or the bottom of your feet will turn black. I don't think the tile floor gets mopped. The drapes and screens on the front windows could use some repair and freshening up. Most of the furniture seemed dirty and wasn't very inviting to sit on. The ice maker doesn't work, so you have to make ice in the trays or buy ice. The master bed and bath were nice and clean and the bed was comfortable. There is NO air conditioning which we were aware of and really wasn't an issue as the unit gets very good airflow if you open up the front windows and the sliding door as well as using the ceiling fans. This condo does have an amazing view straight to the ocean. The lanai is spacious but lacks a bit of privacy. Conversations can be heard from adjoining units and on one side of the lanai your neighbor can peek around the wall and see you. I would be hesitant in renting this condo again. less
— Mike, Stayed 01/30/2017
Polynesian Shores Condo 213
I visited this condo three years ago, I was impressed and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. However on this stay I was disappointed in many things. 1) The condo is definitely showing signs of wear and tear, i.e., stains on the wall, carpet on the lanai... more worn, stained and too big for the area. 2) The phones didn't work...thank goodness for cell phones. 3) The big fan in the living room was inoperable. A cheap floor fan was there to try to make up for the lack of air movement. 4) The noise level from the neighbors in condo 212. Children crying not only in that condo but from the many families visiting the complex. 5) The wi-fi being turned off on the morning before we were to leave. I have recommended this condo to many friends. Many have stayed and enjoyed this condo but I am obliged to now tell them, and others, to find different accommodations based on this latest stay. less
— David, Stayed 01/29/2017
Our stay in January 2017 was wonderful! The condo was clean, well equipped and we slept with the patio doors open to listen to the ocean all night. Our kids loved the pool and even they commented on how close and friendly the community was... more at this location. We accidentally left an iPad at the pool and an hour later it was still there! We could see whales from the balcony and the sunsets were an event to watch each evening. Nice hotel restaurants (Dukes) were a 20 min walk south. A short walk was the beach park, market (awesome smoothies) and coffee shop. We would come back here again. We had one small issue with the screen door and the same day someone came to fix it. The service was incredible. less
— Tom, Stayed 01/13/2017
Thanks very much for your kind review. Glad you thoroughly enjoyed your stay! Mahalo! -Ray and Elaine
Loved staying at the Polynesian Shores. The condo is just as described-- the view is wonderful and proximity to sea turtles an added bonus! Well-furnished and great location just north of Kaanapali.
— Maria L., Stayed 12/30/2016
Hi Maria, Glad that you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to your return to the islands.. Aloha and Mahalo. -Ray and Elaine
We hopped over to Maui for a long wedding weekend. Polynesian Shores, Condo 213 was absolutely perfect! The accomodations are updated and very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped, and the view is spectacular. We will definitely be back to visit #213!
— Julie Stevens, Stayed 12/14/2016
Hi Julie, thanks for your kind review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay! Mahalo - Ray and Elaine
Excellent accommodation, superb views, lovely neighbour, would definitely recommend and book again. Thank you
— Andrew, Stayed 08/07/2016
Andrew, glad you enjoyed your stay!! -Ray and Elaine
Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful condo. It was comfortable, and all the ammenities were available. The ocean view was spectacular to see the gorgeous color of the ocean. We hope to stay again soon.! Mahalo!
— Melanie, Stayed 07/15/2016
Six senior ladies had a wonderful time enjoying the condo & grounds. We left the pool to the younger generations. Condo is nicely decorated (island style, love the wooden fish on the lanai), immaculate, sleeps six comfortably, plenty of towels. Ceiling fans keep it cool.... more Entry steps and the stairs leading to the loft are a wee bit narrow & steep for older folks, but manageable. Neighbors in the adjoining condo have been there 17 years & Erin (a guy with a girl's name is how he introduced himself) helped us with our bags. Next time on Maui we'll definitely book this place! less
— Ann, Stayed 07/08/2016
Hi Ann, So glad that you all enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to your return. Mahalo, Ray & Elaine
Our recent one month stay was very comfortable and the location couldn't have been better. From the moment we first stepped onto the lanai and viewed the incredible views, we knew our stay would be wonderful. The unit in our opinion has one of the... more best views in the complex. It is well equipped, roomy enough for more than one couple and very updated and clean. The addition of having boogie boards and snorkel gear was a huge plus and our family was able to swim with the turtles right in front of the property. Also, viewing the turtles sunning themselves on the rocks in a cove about 300 yds to the north was a real thrill, at one point we counted 14. Check in was a breeze with easy to follow directions. The complex itself is intimate enough to still give a sense of old Hawaii and Ohana. We found ourselves spending more time on the lanai just enjoying the view and incredible sunsets and never wanting to leave. Thank you for sharing your home with us, we will be back again. less
— G & M, Stayed 03/06/2016
Better than advertised
Our family of four enjoyed our weeklong stay at your condo. We enjoyed the remodeled and well furnished unit. The views from the lanai are amazing. We went snorkeling in the ocean directly in front of our unot and swam with green sea turtles. The... more BBQ's on the premises were of high quality and convenient. We will be returning to Maui again and will look forward to returning to Polynesian Shores #213. less
— David, Stayed 12/02/2015
Hi David, So glad that you thoroughly enjoyed our place in Maui. We'll look forward to your return! All the best to you this holiday season.. -Ray and Elaine
Extraordinarily perfect for family vacations!
We (family of 5) enjoyed staying in condo 213 very much. Everything was beautiful. From the ocean view from the lanai, to the hospitality, and to the friendliness of the owner, Roy. It was a delight enjoying all of our meals on the lanai with... more the view of the pool and the sea. The kitchen and bathrooms were well equipped and clean, the beds are very comfortable, the pool is extremely relaxing and the beach and snorkelling gear provided was a fantastic surprise for our family to experience new adventures in Hawaii and swim with fish and turtles. This condo is very spacious and is a home away from home. We would definitely recommend this condo to others, as well as return ourselves on our next visit. less
— John, Stayed 11/28/2015
This was perfect!
What a perfect getaway for our family Hawaiian vacation! This unit had everything we needed and was beautiful too. We especially loved the pool by the ocean. It was kept so clean, much unlike another one we stayed at on the Kihei side of the... more island. Twin beds in the second bedroom were perfect for our boys, and having an extra bathroom was very convenient. I will definitely try to book this unit again on our next trip to Maui! Aloha! less
— Jennifer, Stayed 11/08/2015
Hi J, So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hoping you had a chance to swim with the turtles right in front of our resort; they never disappoint! For our future guests, remember that the downstairs bedroom can be configured as a second king bed, in case that is preferred. Mahalo for allowing us to accommodate you, during your visit to paradise! -Ray and Elaine
polnesian shores condo 213
Very nice place. No air conditioner! it was stuff. floors needed a good mopping. Aunts in bath rooms and in down stairs beds. ugggg other then that nice place.
— celine, Stayed 10/07/2015
Sure sorry to hear that your visit was less than spectacular! We've always found the trades to be very effective in cooling the unit with front and rear windows open. We've also provided add'l fans to ensure a comforting breeze in every room. This is the first complaint of ants since owning the unit. We'll investigate and cure that issue right away! Thanks very much for letting us know. On future visits, please feel free to call your local contact if you need any help whatsoever - they are there to help you.
Polynesian Shores, Condo 213
My wife and I really enjoyed Condo 213, it had everything we needed, it was clean and comfortable with a beautiful view of the Ocean and other islands. The trade winds blowing thru the Condo was an added bonus. We plan on returning to Condo... more 213 on our next visit, thank you. less
— Matthew or Sylvia, Stayed 09/28/2015
Cozy Little Place - Great Location - Incredible Views!
Stayed for 4 days in August. We loved the place. Very cozy, perfect kitchen. This place had everything you could ask for. Loved the cute decor, the modern kitchen and especially the view. Wow!!!! It was one of the hottest weeks on record in Maui,... more yet the fans made it bearable. The downstairs bedroom was actually quite comfortable in spite of the heat. We loved all the little details, including the fully stocked kitchen, hair dryer, extra pillows and towels and even flippers and snorkel masks! Would definitely stay here again. Hopefully we'll pick a cooler week the next time. less
— Christine, Stayed 09/07/2015
We just returned from a wonderful stay in Condo 213! Loved the beautiful view, swimming with the turtles, and enjoying morning coffee and sunsets from the lanai. Loved our intro to scuba class with Brian at the Westin! Didn't have a single problem. Really appreciated... more all of the amenities - towels (bath and beach), comfy sheets, coffee and nuts, condiments, TP and paper towels, beach chairs and snorkel stuff! Although it was hot, the fans kept us comfortable and were key to our good nights sleep! Hope to be back in the future!! Thanks, Anne less
— Anne, Stayed 08/20/2015
Hi Anne, So glad you thoroughly enjoyed your stay!! The Turtles in front of our resort never disappoint! -Ray and Elaine
This Beach Condo was fabulous!
This Beach Condo was fabulous! We had a wonderful view from the balcony and ate all our meals there. The pool though small was lovely. The beach was amazing as were the turtles who swam there. One of the most fabulous things about unit 213... more was the anticipation of every need. There were extra towels, beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs, snorkle gear, etc. We needed a flashlight....there they were with fresh batteries, tape..yup, every kitchen utensil one could ask for! Although there was no A/C, we were able to keep cool with the fans provided. (as a matter of fact, I liked having fresh breezes flowing through the unit) Your attention to detail helped us spend a most amazing week in Maui!! Thank you, Ray and Elaine Kim, Debbie, Shirley, and Marilyn less
— Kim Shaw, Stayed 07/31/2015
Hi Kim, Debbie, Shirley, and Marilyn, So glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for choosing our condo for your visit to paradise! -Ray and Elaine
This wonderful condo lets you experience all that is Maui!
Excellent condo, very well equipped for cooking your own meals or barbequing on the brand new gas grills near the pool! Relaxing lanai from which to view the gorgeous sunsets and rainbows as well as lovely tropical vistas views of the ever changing beautiful blue-green... more ocean. Very comfortable and homey accommodations to recharge and relax for the next day of fun. Wonderfully convenient locale for delicious local cuisine, sightseeing, beaches beaches beaches! and experiencing nature - giant green sea turtles to see on the nearby beach and up close and personal if you're a snorkeler! Want to spend a day at the beach? Soft coolers for a perfect beach picnic, beach towels, snorkeling equipment, and beach chairs-- all provided! A wonderful place to stay and we'll definitely be back!! less
— NanalOne, Stayed 07/03/2015
It had everything we needed. The instructions were very clear as well. They had ocean gear which included boogie boards, beach chairs, snorkeling gear, and more. All of their appliances worked, great view, and great amenities. I would highly recommend. It is also close to... more clubs, shops, the brewery, golfing, and many other great locations. The beach is not a swimming beach but if you kite surf, it will work perfectly. less
— mijulou, Stayed 06/10/2015
Very nice view and furnishings. Came with some things not listed that were greatly appreciated; binoculars, a number of beach towels, 2 sets snorkel gear with fins, 2 boogie boards, 6 beach chairs, and a "screw into the sand" large beach umbrella........score !
— Bev R, Stayed 04/27/2015
Great condo. Fully stocked with everything that we needed
Stay was wonderful. Great views of the ocean and of Molokai and Lanai from the lanai. Modern appliances throughout the house with cable TV made the stay much more enjoyable. The coach in the living room is a bit old, but that is a minor... more compliant. The unit does not have AC, but you get a nice cool breeze when you open the front door and the lanai sliding door. Walking to the beach takes less than 5 minutes, although the beach itself is pretty rocky. Next to the beach there is an area where you can snorkel and we often saw giant sea turtles just hanging out there. Would definitely consider staying again in unit 213 in the future. Note that you definitely need a car if you are staying here as there are not that many business in a walking distance. Kapalua and Kaanapali are all within 10 mins if you have a car. There is public transportation right outside the complex if you want to do that though. less
— Philip F, Stayed 04/13/2015
Quiet, Clean condo with friendly home atmosphere.
We were very pleased with the Polynesian Shores # 213. It was exactly as presented and was a very clean and peaceful place to spend our vacation. It truly felt like home. The views were incredible, including the many whale sightings right from our lanai.... more The pool was clean and inviting and a great place to spend a few hours. Turtles came right up on the beach while guests were sitting there. The location was ideal for any island adventures that we went on. We enjoyed meeting Erin who was our neighbour and a permanent resident. It turned out that his mother was from the same small town where we are from in Ontario, Canada. less
— Karen H, Stayed 03/08/2015
Very comfortable and beatiful
The condo unit was clean and comfortable. We loved the view. We also liked that it isn't one of those condos that is a high-rise with hundreds of people. This was much more quiet and relaxing.
— Julie B, Stayed 02/26/2015
Lovely Location but...
This condo has been partially updated, with a well equipped and pleasant kitchen, reasonable furniture in the LR, nice balcony with a gorgeous view of the ocean and the sunset. There are 3 flat screen TVs and they all worked well. The pool is cool... more but nice but there is no hot tub, so beware if that is important to you. In the past, there used to be a common use deck down by the ocean which was really lovely in the evening for everyone to gather and watch the sunset. It has had to be removed but the folks there still gather on the lawn to watch the sunset together and to light the tiki torches – a very pleasant way to spend the early part of the evening before supper, and a nice way to get to know a few fellow guests and some residents! The master bedroom is a loft with a reasonable amount of room and an updated bathroom with walk in shower, no bathtub. It is hot up there as heat rises but there is a fan over the bed with variable speeds and an extra fan in the large closet. Bed is comfortable. However, the second bedroom is sorely lacking - it faces onto the road so is noisy and there is no AC so the windows have to be open at night. This in turn makes the drapes (yes drapes, not blinds!) flap all night. It was very hot while we were there and the overhead fan creaks and has only one speed, slow. I did ask for it to be fixed and although Dave came to look at it he didn't communicate with me about the problem and it was not fixed. After a couple of days we found an auxiliary fan in the closet which was effective, although it did not oscillate so only one of us could be cool at a time! In addition, the second bedroom is small for two adults, with poor access to the closet which not only holds your clothes but also the vacuum, other cleaning materials, the extra fan, ironing board, beach gear including beach chairs, and all the extra linens. So it is crowded but well equipped!! (This is because there is no hall closet for the extras.) Finally, the twin beds are just ok – I folded up my duvet and put it under the sheet to make it soft enough for me to sleep on – they are ready to be upgraded! This suite is a little small – we had to put our suitcases under the stairs in the open as there was nowhere in the downstairs bedroom, and there was just no extra space for anything. We were only three adults and felt a bit crowded. Having said all that, we loved our time in Maui and but would hesitate to return to this specific suite because of its proximity to the road and the lack of good cooling ventilation. less
— sixter, Stayed 12/02/2014
Dear Guests from Victoria, Thank you for staying at our unit. We're disappointed to hear that your stay was less than 'perfect', given how hard we endeavor to always exceed our guest's expectations. This is the first we've heard of the fan issues. Rest assured we're looking into it and will quickly resolve any operating issues that we find. The downstairs blinds were installed recently to ensure that light is blacked out for our late sleepers, while allowing airflow as may be desired throughout the night. Yours is our first complaint on the matter. Likewise, we purchased all new top-line beds just two years ago. We're sorry that the downstairs beds didn't meet your expectations; again, our first complaint. We'll take your comments to heart and confirm that the beds haven't degraded. Limited closet space is always a challenge. We err on the side of providing our guests lots of 'extras' for their stay. Thanks again! - Ray and Elaine.
Great to be "back home" at Polynesian Shores 213
We returned to Polynesian Shores after a 12 year absence, and Condo 213 had a lovely kitchen, bathrooms that had been updated, and a great upper loft "suite" for privacy. Having our deck door open to hear the ocean, the birds and to look at... more Molokai and Lanai all day was amazing. The pool was not heated, which was perfect because you cooled down from the blazing sun quickly. We would look for Honu ( turtles) everyday off of the rocky beach, and you could see snorkelers float by checking out the reef. We did not use the BBQ area, but we did see it get cleaned and it was well maintained. The laundry room has 5 regular washing machines( I think) and 1 or 2 front loaders, and at least 8 dryers, so you don't have to wait too long to get your laundry done. We would stay at Polynesian Shores #213 again tomorrow if we could get a flight! less
— ChaosinCalgary, Stayed 11/01/2014
Beautiful Ocean View! Great Location!
Our family of four had a great time at Polynesian Shores, Condo 213! The pictures and description of the condo are very accurate. The views from the condo are beautiful! There is a nice, small sand beach area right in front. Good spot to watch... more the sun set! Good swimming, lots of big sea turtles! The closet in the condo had lots of beach items (boogie board, beach towels, chairs, cooler, umbrella) that were great to borrow when we visited lots of near by beaches! One of or favorites was Kamaole Beach in South Kihei. If you do the "Road to Hanna" make sure you stop at Waianapanapa State Park & Black Sand Beach - mile marker #32. Lots of cool things do do and see there (caves, blow-hole, hiking trail, black sand/pebbles) beautiful area! One of our favorite activities was snorkeling. One of our favorite restaurants was Star Noodles. We would love to come back for another trip! Thank you for letting us visit! less
— Hailey F, Stayed 07/07/2014
Everything we wanted.
Dealing with the owners was so straight forward and easy. Everything was as advertised and better than we expected. We had great sleeps in total comfort. We still miss the soothing Hawaiian breeze and the stunning sunsets. The condo had an awesome view and great... more amenities. I loved bumping into giant green sea turtles as I got in to snorkel. Watching whales breach off the coast was a bonus too. Loved this place. less
— G-funk, Stayed 04/02/2014
Our two couples had adequate space in this well equipped condo with a view of the whale activity from our lanai. Initially we had problems with two appliances but when informing the owners the new appliances were installed immediately making our stay most enjoyable.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 02/20/2014
very enjoyable & relaxing stay
Firstly, the customer service & communication to book this condo was great. Emails were responded to promptly & everything made very easy for payment & checkin, which was great since we are from australia. The condo itself is situated in a very well kept complex... more with fabulous ocean & island views (of the surrounding islands). The condo was very clean & well equipped. The only downside was that for two adult couples the master room & ensuite is a bit more spacious than the other room downstairs which had twin beds. a very enjoyable stay & great value in Maui! less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 02/01/2014
Fabulous view of the ever-changing ocean from this condo made it
This condo had everything that you'd find in your kitchen at home- seasonings, blender, ice-maker- lovely granite countertops- and saran wrap. Loved the kitchen water faucet! Condo was very clean -faced the ocean! The location is wonderful- with daily sightings of sea turtles and dolphins.... more Utilized the gas grill, which made for a homemade meal. Condo can get warm with no air-conditioning, but the fan helped. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 10/07/2013
Splendid apartment and Location
We found the apartment clean and well stocked with towels, beach towels, umbrella, boogie boards, etc. The kitchen was well equipped and the filled brita-filter jug in the fridge was a welcoming refreshment and highly appreciated. The road-side sleeping room gets quite hot during the... more day, as it has all the morning sun and no outside shades - but by bedtime it cooled off again - so no problem. The pool is clean and the water had the perfect temperature. I would choose the same apartment again. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 09/21/2013
Wonderful views. Highly Recommended!
We had a wonderful stay in this excellent 2 bedroom condo which was exactly as described. It was spotlessly clean, well equipped and is situated in a beautiful development on Maui's west coast just a short drive from Lahaina. Both the daytime view from the... more lanai and the incredible sunsets will always remain in our memories. Highly recommended. less
— A visitor from England, Stayed 08/25/2013
We had a good stay here. Nice place with pool and good access to places we wanted to go.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 07/30/2013
Vacation July 2013
My family and I had a wonderful time at your condo and will definitely return. Coming from Los angeles, it took us a day to get used to no air conditioning, but after that we had an amazing, enjoyable vacation. Wonderful ocean breezes and fans... more made kept it quite comfortable. The actual view from the condo is even better than the internet pictures. We had incredible rainbows from the balancony. The kids enjoyed the pool, and the beaches in front of the complex were lovely for swimming and great for snorkeling too. No need to go to Turtle City to view sea turtles! Thanks again. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 07/18/2013
Hi “LA Vacationers”, Glad you enjoyed your stay! We were just there recently as well. As always, the Turtles didn’t disappoint - they really seem to love the rocks right in front of our resort. Looking forward to your next trip! - Ray and Elaine
What a great vacation
We searched the internet for two months, could have searched another two months and not found a better place to stay than Polynesian Shores unit #213. Internet pictures do not give the unit or or the small condo complex justice. Extremely clean and modern unit,... more beautiful, immaculate grounds and swimming pool, a really nice small beach with great snorkeling (had a head on collision with a huge, but very friendly green turtle) made for a very relaxing and enjoyable two weeks with beautiful sunset views every day. Even though we were there over a national holiday, there was absolutely no traffic congestion and within 10 minutes of just about anything you could want to do. A great value. To ask for any more than what we got would have meant extreme greed on our part. Would recommend to couples wanting a really nice getaway. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 06/06/2013
Dear Bill and Elaine, Thanks so much for your kind review. So glad you loved your stay! Hope to see you back again soon! Ray and Elaine
Home in Paradise
We enjoyed a wonderful week at the Polynesian Shores Condo 213 in March 2013. The process to book & pay for the condo was seamless & when we arrived we felt 'at home'! The condo is spotless with lots of thoughtful touches like fresh sponges... more & dish soap, lots of good quality towels, high quality linens, beach chairs & a cooler (which we used every day to go down to the little beach in front of the property!) and a well stocked kitchen. We picked up supplies and did most of our cooking - spending a lot of time enjoying meals & drinks on the lanai while whale watching! We loved getting to know the neighbour Erin - he was always full of great stories and left the paper for us each morning - a true character. The property itself is small but very well kept and with a nice community feel. The location was excellent and we enjoyed our week of R&R.; less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/19/2013
Outstanding - will definitely return here!
We have stayed at several places on Maui, but this is the best! Wonderful condo with fully equipped kitchen for cooking. Many extras including beach towels and chairs, boogie boards and kickboards. From the balcony is a full view of the ocean and two islands... more - even saw several whales breach from the lanai! Also saw sea turtles swimming in the ocean in front of the complex, and up to 6 at a time sunning on a sandy beach about 50 yards north! In case you get bored watching the whales, the condo has a good library of books, videos, CDs, and games. Excellent laundry facilities on site, with a change machine - I also got a roll of quarters from the office! less
— Dottie, Stayed 01/29/2013
Hi Dottie, Many thanks for your kind review. So glad that you were able to enjoy the ‘spectacle’ of sea life from our little slice-of-paradise. Hope to see you again soon! - Ray and Elaine
What a view!!
We had a lovely two week stay in this well-equipped, updated condo that literally faces the ocean. The unit has everything you'd need in the kitchen, plus extras like games, books, 3 flat screen TVs, etc. People should be aware in advance that there are... more stairs to the entrance of the unit, plus stairs to the second bedroom and bathroom upstairs. We loved the place and would return! less
— Jeanne, Stayed 01/10/2013
You couldn't ask for a nicer place to stay, Sometimes pictures that are on web sites doesn't reflect the true story. this unit was nicer than the web site pictures. the cleaning crew for the condo and the entire complex was a 10 . Very... more , very clean . and a beautiful location. We will definitely will stay here again. Thanks to the owners for allowing us to be their guests . Ps the neighbors next door make the stay even more enjoyable. Thanks again , Jeff and Cindi less
— Jeff and Cindi, Stayed 12/15/2012
Hi Jeff and Cindi, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide a review. Glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your vacation! We’re indeed fortunate to have such a great team; they work hard to ensure that your expectations are exceeded each and every time. Happy Holidays, and hope to see you again soon! - Ray and Elaine
This is one very nice place
Very clean, excellent view, quiet, direct ocean beach access, local turtles nearby. This was one very relaxing place. We could have easily spent the whole two weeks of our stay in this unit. No hassle at all checking in. Excellent beaches all along this coast,... more both North and South, and was easy drive to the hustle and bustle of the tourist strip in Lahaina. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 10/27/2012
Very nice condo, clean and updated.
We had a great time in Maui. The condo was just as advertised. Recently updated and had all the cooking tools we needed. Only thing negative is no central air conditioning. Trade winds died a few days before we were there it was a little... more humid. There were ceiling and portable fans that made it tolerable. less
— Aaron, Stayed 10/14/2012
Hi Aaron, Thanks for your kind review. Glad you had a great time! Sorry to hear that the trades subsided temporarily – that does happen occasionally, but is rare on West Maui. Hope you return for another visit sometime soon! - Ray and Elaine, Owners
We so enjoyed this beautifully decorated condo. It was the perfect location. The accommodations were outstanding. The grounds and pool were spectacular. We watched the surf each day along with the gorgeous sea turtles. The amenities were terrific. Truly had the aloha spirit. Could have... more used some a/C a few of the days. The trade winds died down and it got a little warm. Hopefully that will be an addition someday. less
— Lee, Stayed 10/08/2012
Dear Lee, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review, and glad you enjoyed your stay! The trades are usually more than adequate to nicely cool the unit, particularly with windows open front and back for flow-through. Several fans are available for an extra 'boost' as needed. This ensures the 'feeling' of Aloha, as you experience the wonderful natural winds and smells of the island and resort, rather than freezing out with A/C. Hope to see you again soon! - Ray and Elaine, Owners
We had the best stay for our vacation.
It was a memorable time for us when we stayed at Polynesian Shores 213 condo in Lahaina. In early morning, we enjoyed the scene of the ocean. At dinner time, we gather around the kitchen having our meal while sea breeze through the windows. We... more did not need the air condition! We had a good time there. We are looking forward for the next stay. less
— Khen D, Stayed 10/06/2012
Thank you for sharing this condo to us. The condo is very comfortable. We liked the kitchen, it was fully supplied, just like home. The view was amazing, we enjoyed walking on the beach taken so may pictures and watching turtles, sometimes dolphins. We hope... more someday come back. Thanks again. Please say "Hi" to our neighbor at 214, Erin was so friendly, we wish we could have more time chatting with him. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 09/20/2012
Hi Khen, Thanks very much for your kind review. So glad that you enjoyed your stay! We're really fortunate to have a place along the ocean that the turtles and other sea life often visit. Hope to see you again! Aloha! -Ray and Elaine
Comfortable with excellent views
We enjoyed the condo with its brilliant views. The condo is very comfortable with all required amenities, brilliant suset views and lawns going right to the ocean.
— Mukul, Stayed 07/30/2012
Dear Guest, Thanks for your kind review. So glad that you enjoyed your visit to ‘Paradise’. Mahalo! - Ray and Elaine. Owners Polynesian Shores 213
Holiday in Paradise
It was wonderful, location was excellent, far enough away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to get there in a few minutes, and the view from the balcony was exceptional. We started each day sitting on the balcony enjoying the sunrise and watching... more the dolphins and whales play. The book of local recommendations was helpful and we added a few brochures to your collection. It was nice that you provided high power binoculars for the whales but most of the time we could see them without help. The condo was excellent with new and comfortable furnishings and everything we could possibly need to cook and go to the beach or pool. It was perfect for the 4 of us. We tend to rent condos when we travel and yours is one of the best we have ever used. We will be back soon and will happily recommend it to others. less
— Topperk, Stayed 06/21/2012
Thanks so much for your kind reviews! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stays at our ‘new’ condo! Having upgraded almost everything throughout the condo, we’re happy to know that it all worked out to your satisfaction. Hoping that you choose to stay with us again in the future. Mahalo! - Ray and Elaine
Polynesian Shores #213, what a view!
Our trip started out with a condo that exceeded our expectations. We shared the condo with another couple and found it to more than roomy enough for two couples. The condo is #213 at Polynesian Shores. Nice 2 bdrm, well equipped. It has 2 king... more beds (downstairs bed can convert to twin beds if preferred) and two full baths. The room has a lanai with an exceptional view looking to the west (the lanai pics on the aloha Condos website don't do it justice). The condo has a pool and a bbq area. The unit is only 200' off the water. Day 3 we started with breakfast at the condo. The condo was loaded with any cookware you could think of. On Day 4 we had cocktails while sitting on the deck. I was just sitting here minding my own business and then I saw whale spouts. There were about 5 or 6 of them heading north. They were about 500 ft off the shoreline. No breaches, still very cool. Day 5 We went down the beach about 200' north of the condo as were told there may be a turtle or two sunning on the beach. Sure enough... A big sea turtle was sprawled out on the beach. There another half dozen sea turtles playing in the surf about 20' off the shore. We went back down to beach to have a cocktail and watch the sunset. It was just as beautiful as the day before. Once again, a half dozen sea turtles were playing in the surf not more than 50 feet away. This condo location rocks!! Day 6 My birthday - What a beautiful morning. The sun came up and created an incredible rainbow, very cool. Very nice trip, wonderful condo and super friendly neighbors. Everything we needed including great restaurants, beaches, and shopping are close by. We would absolutely recommend this place to the best of our friends. Keith and amy Granite Falls Washington. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 06/14/2012
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