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“The condo was a welcoming home base for our...”
Beautiful kitchen opens to the living room - both have an ocean view
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Beautiful kitchen opens to the living room - both have an ocean view
Super clean, newly renovated and fully stocked kitchen with most everything you'll need Hot water on demand (great for hot tea and more), quiet dishwasher, icemaker
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Beautiful kitchen opens to the living room - both have an ocean view
Super clean, newly renovated and fully stocked kitchen with most everything you'll need
Hot water on demand (great for hot tea and more), quiet dishwasher, icemaker
3-in-1 oven (microwave, convection, and standard oven); convenient appliance garage
Easy access pull out drawers for pots, pans and pantry items
Induction cook top is touch activated.  Counter has plenty of room for serving buffet style
Stained glass PEACOCK by kitchen and entryway, created by Cris Peacock as is most of the condo art
Comfortable living room for relaxing after a full day of fun activities on Maui.
Your home away from home, with an ocean view from the kitchen, living room and guest room
Several snorkel/tour/hiking books, and CDs for your use, as are the CD/iPod player and printer
Just a reminder to relax and unwind while you're on Maui, too
Ocean view from the living room, kitchen and guest bedroom
Comfortable living room.  The sofa folds out to a queen size comfortable bed
Shoji doors close for guest room privacy.  52' HDTV and large library of DVDs & BluRays
Guest bedroom with queen size murphy bed up; can be used as a dining room
Guest bedroom with queen size murphy bed down
Boogie boards, pool and beach toys, cooler, beach towels and beach chairs available for your use
Some of Cris' artwork in the hall
Guest bathroom has tub/shower combination
Master bedroom with King Size bed
Master bedroom with King Size bed and adjoining master bathroom
Master bedroom with view of the lush tropical foliage outside
Master bathroom with upgraded counter, sink and faucet
Custom master bathroom shower; Cris made some of the embedded ceramics
Double Lanai (16 ft x 7 ft) has comfortable seating for four overlooking a semi-private lawn area
Our unit A7 lanai, ground floor, located at the end of the building, with an ocean view
Heliconia, ginger, hibiscus, Ti, bananas and other beautiful plants surround the condo
Fresh cut flowers and breakfast goodies welcome our guests upon arrival
955 square feet of living space plus a double lanai;  condo sleeps 6
Our condo is about 75 feet from the ocean, with an ocean view and semi-private lawn area
Beauty abounds in the lush tropical landscaping of Makani A Kai's grounds
Crystal clear pool with an ocean view
Sea turtle (honu) mosaic in the pool looks like the real thing
Family fun in the pool
Hang Loose!
Two high quality Weber gas BBQs
Throw some shrimp on the bar-be!
Seating for 8 in the BBQ area.  Lounge chairs for sunning and whale watching
Property entry way
Lush Tropical Landscaping
Courtyard area; turn left at the palm tree in the sidewalk and you're at our condo!
Sweet smelling plumeria blossoms often fall in the courtyard, prompting one guest to arrange them
Our condo is close to the pool, but not next to it
Coin operated laundry a few steps from the condo with machines on premises
View toward Maalaea Harbor
Sugar Beach is our backyard
Adjacent to 5 miles of continuous sand along Sugar Beach, a national wildlife refuge
Maalaea Shoreline.  Had to make postcards of this shot (available in our condo)
Pipers at Maalaea
Beautiful skies of Maui
View of Makani A Kai complex from our paddle boards
Sunset at Maalaea
Sunrise at Maalaea
Another beautiful sunrise at Makani A Kai, perfect to watch with morning coffee
Canoe paddling in Kihei
Parasailing in nearby Kaanapali
Nice view from up here!  Great fun for up to 3 at a time
Iao Needle, a great spot to explore - with easily accessible paths and hand rails
Beauty all around
Whale Day Parade in Kihei, 3rd week in February every year
Boogie boarding fun.  Boogie boards, cooler, beach chairs and more are provided.
Many excellent snorkel spots on Maui
Friendly fish
Ma'alaea Harbor is about 1/2 mile from our condo: restaurants, mini-golf, bumper boats and more
Several snorkel tours depart from Ma'alaea Harbor, nearby at the end of our street
Scuba excursions, lessons and equipment rentals nearby
Maui Ocean Center at Ma'alaea Harbor is a favorite for kids of all ages
Maui sunset
Plumeria
Humback whales come home to Maui yearly (October to April)
Humpback whale season is always exciting on Maui.  Here's a mother and her calf with an escort
Whale tail show
Waterfall on the road to Hana
On the road to Hana
Windsurfing at Ho'okipa on Maui's north shore
Big game fishing (such as for this Ono) available in Ma'alaea and Lahaina
Sportfishing boats available to fish for Marlin, Ono, or Mahi Mahi like this one
Standup Paddle Boards are fun for beginning surfers too!
Standup Paddle Boards available for rental from nearby shops.  Even this guy (me) can learn to surf!
Several terrific music events at the MACC, such as the (free) Slack Key Festival in June
Maui has many beautiful golf courses
View from our lawn area.  Rainbows are everywhere on Maui, even on our license plates!
Plenty of other adventures including zip lining, biking down Haleakala, and more
Tidepools just a short walk down the beach, a fun place to explore with a loved one
5 miles of undeveloped Sugar Beach, ideal for relaxing walks or jogging
Just another day in paradise... your home away from home awaits you.  Check our calendar and inquire
Our Condo Complex, Makani A Kai, is off the beaten path, but centrally located in South Maui
Makani A Kai is truly a treasure of beauty, away from the crowds, but close enough for fun
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Maalaea, Maui, Hawaii

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Julie858S...
San Diego, California
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“The condo was a welcoming home base for our adventures”
Reviewed 22 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Everything with the rental went extremely smoothly. We were provided with directions and information on how to access the unit in advance, as well as many helpful tips and suggestions from the thoughtful owners. The unit was very comfortable for us (me, my husband, and our two teenage girls). The owners provided us with welcome treats and had many amenities we weren't expecting (snorkel gear, boogie boards, movie library, toiletries, ...). The main advantage of the property location is convenience. We only stayed a few days, but were able to explore much of the island (circling the West and East parts of the island, and visiting the South beaches). Though the beach in front of the unit is not great for swimming, it was wonderful to walk along the 3-mile stretch after returning home in the evening to catch the sunsets, watch the whales, and explore the tide pools. The unit itself is located so that there is a view of the ocean (past another unit) and much privacy from other units from the lanai. It does open to a local park that was full of activity during the day on the weekend. That might bother some, but we really enjoyed the festive atmosphere. We had one small problem with the safe, and the owners were incredible responsive and helpful. All in all, it was a wonderful vacation for us and the rental worked out better than we could have hoped. It was perfect for us.

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Liked best: Walking the beach in front
Liked least: The pool was not private
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jan 2015
Mahalo for all your comments, glad you had a wonderful stay at our condo. Just want to mention for anyone reading these reviews that Makani A Kai does not allow pets on property. Hope you'll come back and visit us again soon. Aloha, Phil and Cris
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Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 14 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Liked best: Everything is super organized, everything is available.
Liked least: Landry is outside
Travelling group: Young Children
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Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 18 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

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Liked best: The fact that we didn't have to go out and spend money to stock the condo.
Liked least: I didn't find anything that I didn't like
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 2 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

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Liked best: This condo feels like home. The grounds are beautiful and well cared for.
Liked least: Having to pack up and leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Enterprise, Alabama
Reviewed 28 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

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Liked best: The location of the condo, how nicely organized the condo was and all the little
Liked least: The speed bumps! :)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Mar 2015
Mahalo nui for all your wonderful comments and for noticing the details, Donna. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Those locally made soaps you mentioned were handmade by Cris especially for our guests, glad you liked them. Aloha and hope you'll come back again soon. - Phil & Cris
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