Sea Shells Beach House is one of the very few legal hotel-zoned vacation rental homes on the island of Maui.
Sea Shells is a beautiful spacious family-friendly beach front vacation home with a heated lagoon pool, strong air conditioning, three bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, all set directly on gorgeous award-winning sandy Ka`anapali Beach. This west-facing home serves up glorious scarlet sunsets and dazzling moonsets, along with some of the island's best whale watching during the winter season. Ka`anapali Beach is perfect for long romantic walks, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, sailing and scuba diving.
Please click on the Testimonials... link to read the many effusive and very positive guest comments such as...
"We had a fantastic time in your beautiful home, pool, beach, hot tub, whales, snorkeling. We did it all. Your home is so comfortable to stay in. Only one problem with a place this spectacular - time flies by."
"Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It looked wonderful online and is even more wonderful in person. It was paradise. A very big thank you to everyone" .
"From the moment we inquired about the property till the moment we left the level of service has been outstanding."
"Dear Owner, Thank you so much for providing us with such a beautiful backdrop for our family vacation. We don't want to leave. In fact the men are out on the patio 10 minutes to departure cold drinks in hand, refusing to leave. It was so wonderful to feel we could just relax here at the house rather than spend our entire vacation running around looking for excursions. Everyone found peaceful corners in the house to find solitude and yet the rooms were large enough for the whole group to gather in. We loved the kitchen and I think we will all be sad to go home to our smaller and less fancy kitchens. Thank you for sharing your home with us. It was an absolute dream."
"We are feeling very sad as we prepare to leave your little piece of paradise today. We are from Indiana where a water view consists of the Ohio River. We love your home. You thought of everything in the kitchen. We love to cook and spent a lot of time doing so with the help of your perfectly stocked facility. The pool area is gorgeous. We felt like we were swimming in a hidden lagoon. The great beach access made it easy for us to go our separate ways when in the mood. Thanks for the books, the Hawaiian bath products, the music, beach equipment, tiki torches, hammock, and on and on. Heaven on earth!!".
Just a few of the inclusive no-charge complimentary benefits provided are HD service on three of the televisions, free Netflix in the living room, Personal Concierge Service, parking for multiple cars, high speed wireless and wired internet access, local phone calls, mid-week housekeeping service (if renting at advertised rate or staying at least 7 nights, in-villa safe, tropical bath treats, and personalized in-villa greeting orientation. Unlike at many nearby hotels there are no extra "Resort Fees" charged!
At Sea Shells, discerning guests will luxuriate in a contemporary styled and privacy gated home set on one acre of landscaped grounds with central air conditioning, a lagoon shaped free form heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tub spa, high speed wireless internet service, HD television service in several rooms with Netflix service in the living room, ipod docks in each bedroom and the living room, a hotel type of safe for valuables, office nook with a fax/printer/scanner, and an exceptionally well equipped kitchen with abundant good-quality cooking, dining, and serving supplies.
The exceptional swimming pool reflects graceful palm trees which frame the garden. Swim under the stars at night by the light of tiki torches. We love this pool and consider it one of the most attractive and inviting of any vacation home in the islands! During cooler months the pool is heated on a complimentary basis.
The great room of Sea Shells Beach House opens to the outdoor patio and pool and has cathedral ceilings with two lounging areas in addition to an entertainment center with iPod dock, CD surround sound, DVD, VCR and new flat panel LCD television with premium channels and digital reception. The kitchen has just been re-stocked with all new supplies and small appliances commensurate with luxury standards, including an espresso machine, coffee grinder, abundant service ware, red and white wine glasses, champagne flutes, martini glasses, Henckel knives, top quality cookware, and so much more to use and enjoy! In particular, we are fond of the new center-island wood table, expansive granite counters, dual dishwashers and sinks, and large Sub-Zero fridge with ice maker.
Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own private en-suite bathroom and entertainment system. A convenient office nook provides a large desk, ethernet cable to hook into the high speed cable modem, office supply, fax, and brand new multi-function office machine. There are two laundry centers. Use of the garage is available.
The single level design of Seashells Beach House provides very comfortable living for guests with limited physical movement. This property can be enjoyed by guests using a wheelchair although it is not specifically out-fitted for special needs.
A hop and skip from Sea Shells is a beach front kiosk which rents ocean sports equipment including surf boards, boogie boards, skim boards, Hobie cats and snorkel sets. During summer months jet skis may be rented in front of the Hyatt Hotel. A convenient beach front restaurant, Castaway, is adjacent to the kiosk serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual beach front setting. The primary Ka`anapali Resort hotels as well as Whaler's Village Shopping Center and its many restaurants featuring live music on the beach, can be reached within 1-2 minutes by car or on foot if you hike some distance down the beach through the Sheraton Ka`anapali Resort, then along a paved pedestrian walking promenade that hugs the coastal beach. From the heart of Ka`anapali Beach hop on a sailing catamaran for a snorkel sail, scuba diving, or romantic sunset cocktail cruise. West Maui airport is minutes away for easy access from other islands. The recreational activities available within Ka`anapali Resort are endless.
Our very own exclusive in-house Concierge will assist you with all of your vacation planning needs, including adventure reservations, auto rentals, catered meals or private in-villa chef service, sailing, snorkeling, fishing and helicopter charters, advance reservations for award winning luaus, family portrait photos, star-lit massages, vow renewal ceremonies, golf tee-times and other pleasures to enhance your vacation on Maui.
A private chef is available for hire to grocery shop, or to prepare and serve up to 3 meals per day. You may wish to consider the luxury of having a chef-prepared gourmet dinner served in-villa and al-fresco on your arrival evening! Ready-to-grill complete meals can be delivered, or fully cooked ready-to-eat dining including salads and snacks are additional options.
GUESTS receive access to many valuable services...GUARANTEED UNIQUE VILLA PLACEMENT/UNIT SELECTIONPersonalized In-Villa Welcome Greeting and OrientationComplimentary Late Check-Out (when available - confirmed during week of departure)A private villa that is unsurpassed in Quality and CleanlinessAn abundant array of pre-stocked supplies including bountiful numbers of towels, extra linens, paper products, office supplyExtensive supply of good-quality cooking and dining suppliesTop-quality in-villa coffee and tea making facilities (some villas have espresso machines), herbs/spices, whole fresh coffee beansIn-Villa Safe and Copier/Scanner/Printer/FaxFree Local Calls, Long Distance to USA/Canada (may not be available in all locations) and ParkingBona-Fide "Four Seasons Hotel" trained professional and complimentary Personal Concierge ServiceIn-room Massage, Spa, Yoga, and Personal Training Pampering on request at costButler or Private Chef available upon request at costPersonal Shopping Service for Groceries and Misc. Errands upon request at costLocal Maui-based property management available for all of your needs
Additional amenities include: very well equipped kitchen with abundant supplies, very spacious floor plan, various pool and beach toys, high thread count all cotton linens, some DVD videos stocked, large garage available for use, from sea shells you may walk just one block down the beach to a charming casual beach front cafe called the castaway - if you don't feel like cooking. you may also pick up dinner to-go from castaway.[line-break][line-break]brand new electric hot tub spa. hd television with hd service in three rooms. netflix in the living room. gas grill outdoors. office area with equipment and supplies. two laundry centers each with large capacity washer/dryer and iron/board. ipod dock. safe. high speed wireless internet service, two dishwashers and ovens, games for children, beach towels and chairs., small book library, flat panel televisions, direct beach front access, pool-side beverage fridge.
Late Fall 2014 10/19/14-11/21/14 $1850/night; 6 night minimum; Occupied Housekeeping is available for purchase - Rates apply these dates only
Late Fall 11/28/14-12/17/14 $1950/night; 6 night minimum; Occupied Housekeeping is available for purchase - Rates apply these dates only
Christmas 12/17/14-12/26/14 $2500/night; 6 night minimum; Daily Housekeeping-Excludes Christmas Day-Check out 9am on December 26
Winter 2015 2/6/15-3/11/15 $2250/night; 6 night minimum; Mid-Week Housekeeping Service is provided For Each 7 Nights Reserved
Spring Break 2015 3/29/15-4/12/15 $2500/night; 6 night minimum; Mid-Week Housekeeping Service is provided For Each 7 Nights Reserved
Spring 2015 4/12/15-6/19/15 $1950/night; 6 night minimum; Occupied Housekeeping is available for purchase - Rates apply these dates only
Summer 2015 6/19/15-8/30/15 $2500/night; 6 night minimum; Mid-Week Housekeeping Service is provided For Each 7 Nights Reserved
Early Fall 8/30/15-11/20/15 $1850/night; 6 night minimum; Occupied Housekeeping is available for purchase - Rates apply these dates only
Rates are plus General Excise Tax (GET) & Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT)
GET is 4.166% and TAT is 9.25%
These rates are valid as of the current date and apply only to new reservations. Rates are subject to change until reserved with a signed Rental Application & Agreement and payment of the initial amount due.
Pool Heating To 82 degrees is included during winter season.
Security deposit plus credit card guarantee is requested for this property, plus a separate incidentals deposit for guest requested special services. The security deposit may be reduced for repeat guests on subsequent visits.
A Fantastic Home Right on the Beach Where You Wouldn't Expect it
Left on 10/11/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Cranky Flier
We were looking for a beachfront house on Maui for a family of 7 (one an infant). In the end, we liked the options in Kihei but most were in an area where the beach wasn't great, so we looked at West Maui. This house caught our eye.
The house is located on the property where the old Ka'anapali airport used to be until the mid-1980s. While this area is mostly full of resorts, this house is wedged in with a few other properties between the big hotels.
The house itself is all about the big family room/sitting area/kitchen which is huge and great. There is a big master bedroom and two other standard bedrooms with one open office corner. The layout of the house is a bit strange - it's not how I would allocate space in my own place, but it was great for a rental.
There is a ton of natural light and a great view straight out to the water. The yard area is great with a hammock between two palm trees, a full bbq area, an above ground spa, and a shallow pool. Even though the walkway along the beach is nearby, the landscaping is done so well that you rarely see it. You feel isolated.
It's a short walk through that landscaping and you're on a great beach. It's a bit narrower than some other parts of Ka'anapali but it's also much less crowded since it's not in front of a resort. The sand is great, and a reef begins in the ocean just to the north of the property for snorkeling. (We had a nice swim with a turtle.)
Our concierge that met us there was very helpful and stayed with us initially to get us oriented, as did the property manager.
fabulous location and amenities
Left on 07/03/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Eva Amerl
Manager greeted us on arrival-explained details of home
the home was magnificent, everything was excellent-the pool
very well kept. We adored the kitchen and decided to eat dinner in the outdoor dining room. Shopping was nearby and
very good quality, both food and other things.
The beach was bordering the property and very clean.
My family and I decided there was nothing that we did not like. it was all grand.
Salt Lake City, Utah
A Dream Home and a Vacation...Priceless!
Left on 10/22/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | The Lucking's
Still a wonderful retreat the second time. This is the ultimate vacation spot! You can do as much as you want, all close by, or have the most enjoyment possible doing nothing. Our special requests were given prompt attention and the service was exceptional. This home and the location provides the ultimate retreat from the world. All of us would strongly recommend it to anyone.
A Maui Experience We Will Never Forget
Left on 08/17/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | The Mayor's
The house, location, pool, and beach were all we could wish for. Ages staying at Sea Shells ranged from 70 to 5 and we all have an absolutely fabulous time. It gave us the perfect family experience, but opportunity for us to each do our own thing. The accommodations were excellent, and house was well appointed with everything you could want. The agency was prompt, courteous, and eager to fulfill our every need. I should have spoken up about stiff mattress in master bedroom, however. The private chef recommendations were fantastic. We chose Consuelo's Catering and were very pleased with her wonderful menu, and friendly and exceptional service. Overall, we were ecstatic with the accommodations. We would recommend to anyone considering this house for their destination!
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Chip Duval
We had a fabulous time at Sea Shells. The house is beautiful and perfectly situated. It was so hard to leave it and explore Maui. As much fun as we had away from the house we were always so anxious to get back and be by the pool. I expect we will return and friends and family are looking into going themselves after we described our stay.
The staff was great and Yvonne was so helpful.
Hope to be there again before too long...thanks again.
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