A SECRET GEM...Gorgeous Corner Maui Kai 301
From $279 / night
- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Come see the whales, up close and personal, from your private lanai. Enjoy the lapping of the waves in luxury and comfort in the MAGNIFICENT Maui Kai 301.
Drench your senses in our modern and newly remodeled OCEANFRONT condo. Be our guests in this unique and spacious corner unit, Maui Kai 301. You will not believe how close you are to the ocean in this private and quiet location. You will feel as if you are the only ones in Paradise- perched atop the ocean waves, drinking in HUGE 180 degree ocean views from your kitchen, living room, and your spacious and comfy lanai...Enjoy a romantic meal on the teak barstool set from Bali or spend an... unforgettable night under the stars, dreaming to the sound of lapping waves all on our full size outdoor futon! Ahhh... a treat like no other...
Our unit boasts deep sapphire blue granite counter tops throughout, new stainless steel full size appliances, and unique bar height kitchen island. But wait til you experience the bathroom! Custom designed and artistically designed natural stone shower boasts travertine and an exotic Balinese river rock floor set with accent stripe and 'honu' turtles surrounded by custom carved wavy glass enclosure...
You will feel spoiled in your 'Home away from Home', Maui Kai #301, a unique and well equipped condo highly rated on the well known travel advisory site TripAdvisor, and located DIRECTLY on the famous Kaanapali Beach, voted #1 Beach in America 2003.
Our guests are always surprised at how we seem to 'have thought of everything' to make their stay comfortable. We hope to have provided you with everything you need (and hate to have to buy on vacation!) including spices in the kitchen, saran wrap and aluminum foil in the cabinets, unlimited paper towels and bathroom tissue AND everything you need for the perfect day at the beach! We provide boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, umbrella, and even blue ice for chilling your cooler without any melting ice mess... Enjoy Maui without the hassle of less equipped accomodations...
This spacious corner 1 bedroom unit boasts fantastic ocean views from every angle; the livingroom and kitchen have a large side picture window and huge glass sliding doors opening up to the expansive ocean horizon and gorgeous islands of Molokai and Lana'i. To add to the ocean beauty, we have installed floor to ceiling mirrors on the livingroom walls for reflected ocean views everywhere you look!
Watch whales jump and teach their young during season (Dec-April) from your private balcony. And all year long, be thrilled with the frequent visits of the Hawaiian Green sea turtles, considered sacred by the Native Hawaiians. If you are really lucky, you may spot the many pods of local spinner dolphins and the occasional monk sea frolicking in these protected waters of West Maui.
For those romantic evenings snuggling on the couch, lulled into deep relaxation by the waves all day... why not watch a movie in High Definition reception on our new 37" flat screen TV. Enjoy the joys of DVR which allows you to pause live TV or record your favorite shows while you are off enjoying the island or dancing the night away in historic Lahaina town. We also provide an extensive movie and book library in the unit... music CDs, Maui Guidebooks including the ever popular MAUI REVEALED, and even a large selection of novels in your private library...be our guests, and feel like a local by consulting our comprehensive ORIENTATION BOOK with our favorite restaurants, beaches and activities.
So go ahead and relax in whatever way you like at Maui Kai #301...create your unforgettable vacation in Paradise... in accomodations like no other.
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About the owner
Shayla and Mark Middleton 8083443533 Full profile
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Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 230 reviews and 2 properties
A SECRET GEM...Gorgeous Corner Maui Kai 301
Additional Location Information
Located directly ON the beach, this is true oceanfront property! We are nestled on the shores of the famous Ka'anapali Beach's North end. This is the quieter side of this incredible 3 mile long white sandy beach. We are located just steps from the incredibly delicious Duke's restaurant, known for their fabulous locations, fresh food, and friendly service!
This is Maui's bustling west side, so if you want to go out and adventure, it is ALL here! Surfing lessons, great snorkeling (we provide the snorkels and fins! boogie boards, cooler, and beach chairs too!!), world class restaurants and golf courses, big game fishing... Maui's west side is an exciting place to take it all in, or let it all go and just drink in our endless view from your private lanai (balcony).
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Last updated on September 21, 2014
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- Security Deposit AUTHORIZATION | $250 per stay
- Cleaning fee | $130 per stay
- Tax rate | 13.42% of rent
- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- A/C or climate control
- Local Guides/Maps
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
Phone / Internet
- Fax Machine
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 700 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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95 guest reviews
96% of guests would stay again
A TripAdvisor Member
Kettering, Ohio, USA
Idyllicly home away from home
My husband and I stayed at Maui Kai #301 the week of August 16th to the 24th. We chose it over staying at a hotel or resort for a couple of reasons. First, I was really impressed with all the 5 star reviews but also because we prefer the comfort and convenience of a condo.
From the moment we walked in the door to find a welcome basket with local coffee, cookies, chocolates and a hand written note from the owner we felt at home. Great furnishings, super comfortable bed, and a rainfall showerhead that you never want to leave.
We were on East Coast time and got up when it was still dark so we were able to listen to the surf, watch the sunrise and enjoy coffee on the lanai. My husband took daily walks down the beach to snorkel at Black Rock and encountered gorgeous fish and came face to face with a sea turtle once. The location is so convenient and central to shopping nearby at Lahaina or slightly north to Kapalua. You can't go wrong staying here and we highly recommend it.
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Long Beach, California
The unit was perfect and we can't wait to go back! Location was great and close to grocery store, restaurants and beaches. The view off the balcony was amazing and it was awesome to step right out of the condo into the ocean. The unit was stylish, clean and had all the amenities you could possibly need, including access to the pool and jacuzzi. There was plenty of free parking. The environment was stress free and relaxing. We definitely plan to return.
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Retired in Sandpoint ID
Practically perfect in every way.
My wife and I spent a week at Maui Kai 301 during the last week of april 2014. We have been to Hawaii many times and to Maui several times. This condo has it all. Great location for turtle watching with easy access for swimming and snorkeling. If there is a problem with the unit it's that it is so pleasant you will likely not leave as often as you should. We enjoyed the lanai so much that we had breakfast and dinner there repeatedly while we would normally have spent more time dining out.
This place compares favorably with several far more expensive places we have stayed. We absolutely will be returning soon.
elizabeth & ron
Maui Kai #301 is a fabulous piece of paradise. A corner SW facing 1 BR with spectacular views of (BR)sunrise, (lanai)sunset, and all day in between. It's open lanai (many are not)hovers just above the ocean beach, close enough to connect with the sea but high enough to not have to see the beach walkers. The full sz futon there is great for a nap or a night's sleep though was tough to leave the comfort of the king sz sleep # bed in the bedroom. (Loved the fragrance of the plumeria blossoms wafting in the BR window!) Very tastefully decorated with high end fixtures, artwork & accents, state of the art kitchen w granite countertops, "rain shower" shower head (delightful!)and comfortable L-shaped sofa (also a queen bed). There are so many thoughtful amenities provided (snorkel & beach gear, kitchen seasonings & paper products, cooler, Dvds and books, fluffy towels, etc! This smaller quiet resort has a very clean pool and hot tub, (minus the screaming children at other resorts) 2 spotless gas Bbqs with a kitchen & dining poolside if you wish. The staff are friendly and helpful, & maintain the grounds & building meticulously with attention to detail & beautiful tropical plantings. We found good snorkeling right out from the beach with many colorful fish. Loved watching breaching whales, sea turtles, and wind surfers daily and the sunsets are breathtaking. Loved the romantic intimate feel, so much so that we are returning next season! Read more
Response from Shayla and Mark Middleton - 04/13/2014
Aloha Elizabeth and Ron!
What a PLEASURE it was to have you both! And how wonderfully NEAT you left the room after your departure!
You wouldn't recognize the place today! We are in the throes of putting down a new GORGEOUS 18 inch natural travertine tile floor on the lanai to enhance your next years whale watching sessions! (It matches the tile in the bathroom) We also refinished the solid teak wood bar stool set and it looks AMAZING... better than new! Today I tackle painting all the walls anew, and sealing all the granite and tile throughout the condo.
We are so grateful for having had a solidly booked winter, and so glad for folks like you that gave us feedback that sparked us to do MORE!!
When we were told by you folks that the place was SPOTLESS upon your arrival, we strove to make that ever more so!! I have been DEEP CLEANING for the last 5 days!!!! :) :)
Looking forward to having you both back again next whale season! Maui Kai 301 awaits your return...
A hui hou!!
Shayla and Mark Middleton
10 great days!
We just returned from 10 great days in Maui Kai 301. We walked into a beautifully clean, well equipped condo. The location can't be beat. There is beach at your door, shopping and resaurants all in walking distance, and that doesn't include the view from the lani. We picked this condo because is is peak whale season, and alll you had to do was look outside and you could see whales breaching. Couldn't ask for anything more! It was also an unusual extra that the condo was so well equipped with nessities like toilet paper paper towels dish soap etc!
We had the vacation of a lifetime in the best possible location
Everything was just perfect from beginning to the end of our stay. The owners made the process so easy and were so helpful with details and information. The welcome basket left for us when we arrived was such an unexpected but thoughtful and much appreciated gift!! Our unit was just as beautiful, comfortable, clean and well laid out as the pictures portrayed it to be. Watching the sunrises and sunsets, the whales breaching in the ocean, listening to the waves breaking on the shore just beneath our lanai was an experience to always be remembered. We even received a call before check out from housekeeping making sure all was well and advising us of the bad weather at home that might affect our travel and arrival time! We were taken care of so well that we hated to leave!! Thank you so much for making our dream vacation come true.
Response from Shayla and Mark Middleton - 02/24/2014
Thank you folks for choosing to stay with us!
Ahhh, Maui Kai 301 is so magical during whale season to simply sit and drink in the views right from its 'smack dab oceanfront' :) private lanai.
We book over a year in advance for this season, so Mark and I personally rarely get to revel in the magic...
We very much enjoyed having you, and look forward to having you back again in the near future!
Mahalo nui loa,
Mark and Shayla Middleton
Lori and Gil Workman
Salt Lake City, Utah
The views were breathtaking!
We came to Maui for our 40th wedding anniversary. I knew this condo would be perfect but when I opened the door it exceeded all of my expectations! My husband was blown away! Shayla had thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable. The condo's binoculars were used by Gil and I for hours watching whales from our fabulous private lanai. The views were spectacular! We will definitely stay there again! Thank you Shayla. We will always remember your willingness to help and your kind heart.
A Gem Indeed
We have done a good deal of traveling and thought this place would be acceptable. Shayla's communications through the process were excellent and the instructions to find it precise, but the welcoming gift basket showed us that this was going to be something special.
The bed was a real treat for weary travelers' backs and the bedding is exquisite - the finest we have encountered anywhere. We need a set of those sheets in our lives!
The views of the Pailolo Channel are excellent with a lively Humpback population, but they get plenty of competition from the art on the walls. Mk 301 is a sort of mini art gallery. Hawaiian theme books and Cd's are there waiting for you, too; and their selection clearly received as much attention as all the rest.
The kitchen flows nicely with the appliances readily at hand and room to maneuver. If we needed it we found it with a brief search.
The owners obviously love this place; it comes through everywhere you turn. A lot of thought and commitment went into MK 301 to share that love with the rest of us. The aloha Spirit is alive and well here.
Mahalo, Shayla and Mark!
We spent two weeks around the Christmas at this condo. The location was just perfect right on the ocean. We could watch the whales and turtles right of our lanai. We went swimming right infront of the building. The beach is very nice. The building is quiet and well maintained. The grocery store is nearby. Ample of parking space. Apartment itself is very comfortable for a holiday stay. Would definitely stay there again.
Mike and Jordan
Totally Relaxing and Enjoyable
A big Mahalo to Shayla for providing an a class condo and most enjoyable stay. This unit is top notch with one of the most fantastic views on Maui. Totally relaxing and enjoyable experience. Shayla has everything down to a science to where all we had to worry about was enjoying our time. The location was fantastic and close to everything we wanted.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Best vacation ever!
My husband and I have traveled all over the world and have enjoyed our time everywhere we have been. That being said, Maui takes the top spot on the list. Shayla and Mark have provided everything you will ever need in a condo, including the beautiful morning sunrises and evening sunsets. How they did that, I'll never know!!! Kidding aside, Maui Kai 301 is the perfect setup. We only needed what we wanted to provide, i.e., juice, coffee, etc. If we wanted to eat in, we had everything -just like your kitchen at home. However, Maui has such great restaurants within walking distance, we took advantage of a lot of those. We went to Maui to celebrate my birthday and knowing that, then even had a beautiful gift basket for me when we arrived. Thanks for that nice touch. We will definitely be going back to Maui and hope that Maui Kay 301 is available when we do that. We have told so many of our friends about it, We may ace ourselves out! We really can't say enough good things about the condo and was glad we got the opportunity to tell Shayla and Mark when we met them at the gallery (just by happenstance). Again, there is not one thing we needed in this condo and highly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing vacation with all the amenities. Read more
Response from Shayla and Mark Middleton - 11/19/2013
Aloha you Wine Lovers! :)
What a pleasure to meet you folks at Friday Night Art night in Lahaina! So funny you folks recognized our work on Front Street, from the art in the condo!
We hope to have you back again soon! (for I know Maui grabbed your heart :) )
Mahalo nui loa for choosing to stay with us!!!
Shayla and Mark Middleton
Chris and Lori
London, Ontario, Canada
Great place with all the small things you wouldnt think of taking when you travel, even zip locks bags. Shayla, Mark and Kathy are very helpful and accomodating. Snorkel gear and beach chairs are really helpful. The view is incredible and you can almost jump off the lanai into the ocean, though it not be a great idea...amazing shower and we slept like logs.
Wonderful place to stay!
Wow! The home was as lovely as the view from the lanai! A nice touch of elegance all around and yet one easily felt at home upon settling into each room. Many afternoons and evenings were spent on the lanai watching the waves crash into shore, looking for turtles and just people watching! The snorkeling off the beach was surprisingly fun and the location was perfect for short trips to the grocery or for adventures further out. Long term visitors will enjoy the washer/dryer facilities that were mere steps away.
Enjoyed most the open aired lanai. Other units were either glassed in or screened in which took away from being right at the ocean's front door step!
Condo had all the necessities including beach towels, snorkels etc.
Will be back as there is no need to look for different accomodations!
Randy & Norma
301 was absolutely awesome. We loved it, everything was perfect!
A Slice of Paradise
My family and I had a wonderful time at Maui Kai 301! The condo was very clean and comfortable, and we had everything we needed. It was quiet and peaceful as well. We especially enjoyed going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the ocean waves. The view from the lanai was to die for. The gift basket provided for us was a pleasant surprise. The pool was great! We liked that it was not crowded and was surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers. The location was a plus because we were so close to shops and restaurants. This was our 6th trip to Maui and one of the best. We hope that we can stay at Maui Kai 301 in the future.
Well appointed condo
We found Maui Kai 301 to be nicely appointed and comfortable. It was well located and convenient to shopping. On the negative side, we felt we had over paid for the week compared to what was available at that time. Handicapped parking was hard come by. The beach was small. We didn't know that Lahaina would be so congested. But the view was fantastic, and the condo was quiet. The shower was great, but my wife is short and had difficulty with the bathroom sink bowl which was too high. The laundry room and garbage disposal were elsewhere In the building, which we had to discover for ourselves. The food basket on arrival was a nice touch. Sorry we didn't meet Shayla--she seemed so nice!
Matt n Jess
grand Blanc, MI
Amazing - Perfect - Clean and sad to leave
I am confident there is not a condo in Maui closer to the ocean with a better view. My wife and I slept like babies listening to the ocean every night as we slept. We saw whales every day, all day actually, right off the lanai. We also saw turtles most days and snorekelled with the turtles a few times. There is sooo much to do around the surrounding areas and more places to eat than you would ever need. Don't want to go out to eat, even better, because cooking a dinner in the condo and eating on the lanai watching the most amazing sunsets while waves are breaching in the water. That is the best spot in Maui to eat !!! There is no better place on Maui for the value. There is a 100% chance we will be back.
Mercer Island WA
Everything we wanted and more
Unit #301 is beautifully furnished and came complete with a gift basket filled with thoughtful gifts (fruit, candy, etc.). The bed is comfortable, the view is wonderful and the sunsets divine. We had a minor problem with the sliding door to the balcony but it was fixed almost immediately. The kitchen is furnished with everything anyone could want or need. If you want to be close to the beach, this is the place.
Absolutely marvelous condo and location!!
My husband, 3-year old daughter and I stayed at Maui Kai 301 from 10/4-10/8, 2012; a short visit but absolutely wonderful!
Shayla and Mark have a wonderful condo with everything you might need for your stay; from boogie boards, beach chairs, cooler, etc. The "Welcome Basket" that was provided upon our arrival was a personal and fabulous touch and it really made us feel welcome. Thanks!
The view from this condo is absolutely marvelous...talk about beach-front! My husband and I had our coffee on the lanai every morning and watched very beautiful sunsets. The beach in front of the condo is great, especially because the waves were so mild that my 3-year old daughter was able to float around without getting knocked over by big waves.
The location of this condo is fabulous. The building, although older, is kept up nicely and the staff is friendly. The condo itself is very nice and updated and was clean upon our arrival. The owners were very professional. I would definitely stay here again.
Adventure of a lifetime
My husband and I planned our dream trip to Maui and we didn't know what to expect. Shayla was available to answer questions, give advice and helped us in planning our trip. We stayed at Maui Kai for the first part of our time in Maui, and it was fabulous. The location is close to Front St in Lahaina so we were able to take in whale watching and enjoy shopping and sightseeing. We also spent time out on our lanai watching whales and listening to the sounds of the ocean. Shayla provides information on sightseeing, food, and anything else you could imagine doing on the island.
We had an unforgettable time in Maui and cannot wait to return. We would absolutely stay again at 301.
Nitin and Anjali
Superb Condo, location and host
We had absolutely superb time in this condo. Although this is our first time in Hawaii, we did stay later in two more condos in Maui and Big island.
- Superb host! The condo is very thoughtfully decorated and all of our needs were addressed. It had from snorkling equipment to salt to cooking oil, to beach towels. Seriously, could not ask more.
- Location, location!! You can walk barefooted all the way for 1.5 miles to black rock. We did that every morning and evening. The beach Kahipili is absolutely fantastic beach that we could find.
- Accessibility to shopping, other beautiful beaches and other sites.
Fantastic place. Strongly recommended by us and we will be staying here again when we return.
This place was better than advertised!
Gorgeous view, all the amenities of home. Completely redecorated and updated. This place was far better then we expected. All the beach toys are included, and so many places within walking distance, including the grocery store. We can't wait to come back and stay in the same unit.
Santa Rosa, CA
Maui Kai #301
Maui Kai #301 is exactly as I expected it to be from the pictures that I saw online. The view is excellent. The ammentities were exactly as expected. The location is perfect. My kids loved being able to wake up and look right out the lanai to the beach and the ocean!!! I would definitly stay there again.
The best location we could have imagined!
You can't beat the location of the condo...practically on the water. Having coffee in the morning on the balcony and cocktails watching the sunsets was fantastic. The condo had all the ameneties: a beautiful kitchen, fabulous shower, comfortable furniture. Nice touches: a great welcome basket, great Hawaiian music CDs, binoculars to watch the whales, information on restaurants in the area and things to do. All around wonderful spot.
Judy and Jerry
Maui Kai 301 is a truly special place to stay.
We just returned from our second wonderful stay in this condo. I do not think it is possible to have a better view, or be closer to the ocean. When you walk in, you feel a wondrous feeling of peace as you gaze at the ocean. It is a corner unit, so you have a sense of privacy. You can just sit on the lanai, and have your own personal whale show, if visiting during the whale season.
The condo is nicely decorated, and more fully equipped than most condos. The kitchen even has spices, plastic wrap, and foil. It is great not to have to buy everything! There is a comfortable king sized bed in a bedroom located in the back. This allows for a good night's sleep, as you can hear the ocean, but it will not keep you awake.
The owners, Shayla and Mark, really care about their guests, are super to work with, and are very organized. I cannot imagine a better experience. It was hard to leave.
Judy and Jerry, Fremont, Ca.
The eght nights in December 2011 we spent at Unit 301 at the Maui Kai were heaven. Easy to find. The best area of Ka'anapali Beach. Close to all levels of restaurants and a good grocery store. Unit is dazzling. The view is even more so. We saw sea turtles and whales from our lanai. You hear the waves all day and all night. Wonderful. Owners are friendly and available, and so is the fantasic cleaning lady. We plan to return next year. Read more
Response from Shayla and Mark Middleton - 01/13/2012
It was a pleasure to have you in our Ka'anapali Oceanfront condo, Maui Kai 301- next time, carve out a few days to relax in our fantastic Hana Kai 206 in Heavenly Hana... ahhh
We look forward to having you back soon!
Mahalo for choosing to stay with us!
Shayla and Mark Middleton
Great quiet location. Awesome view. Easy parking. Can walk to store and restaurants . Would not recommend for people who want a great pool
Beautiful Condo in Paradise
From the moment you enter this condo, you know your stay is going to be something wonderful. It is clean, bright and inviting. You are immediately drawn to the view off the balcony. Once you step through the sliding doors, you are surrounded by the sounds of the ocean and an incredible view. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable, from kitchen utensils to everything you will need to enjoy the beach (both in and out of the water). The owners were so easy to work with too. Be warned...you won't want to leave once you check in!
Brooklyn, New York
Ten days in Heaven
Maui itself is heaven on earth. Staying in Maui Kai 301 was an added bonus. As the saying goes, "location, location, location". Sitting on our lanai made us feel as if we were out in the ocean, and we spent every day looking forward to the sunset.
The condo itself was beautiful and did provide everything we need. The welcome basket provided by Shayla was a special treat, and we surely plan to return to "our" island and to 301.
Idaho Falls, ID
301 Gets an a+
The condo was exactly as pictured...and the owners thought of everything that guests could use, including snorkel gear, beach toys, and even laundry soap. The condo was exceptionally clean and very nicely appointed. What really amazed me is when I asked Shayla if there was a crock pot in the kitchen, and she went out and bought one before we got there! The Middletons are conscientious and caring owners! We are sorry we did not get to express our gratitude in person. Read more
Response from Shayla and Mark Middleton - 07/22/2011
Aloha Mary Alice-
It was a pleasure to have you!
I am so glad you were able to enjoy an easy to prepare meal while on vacation with the new crock pot. I am an avid fan of slow cooking, so it was an easy choice to go out and buy one for the condo when you mentioned it.
We look forward to having you back again soon!
Mahalo for choosing to stay with us-
Our stay in condo 301 was Picture Perfect
From the first email we sent Shayla, to locking the door behind us as we left, every detail went smoothly. The condo alone was wonderful, clean, and had everything we needed, from the full kitchen, to the beach toys. It's a beautiful condo, but that's just the beginning. When you step out through the sliding glass doors onto the lanai, the view is amazing, the sound of the ocean is hypnotic, and watching the sun go down in the evening is something you'll never forget. We would enjoy another stay in this beautiful condo. Read more
Response from Shayla and Mark Middleton - 06/28/2011
Aloha Jerry and Rhonda -
It was such a pleasure to have you both. We are so glad you built memories to last a lifetime!
Mark and I have personally renovated this condo, improving it year after year, with lots of sweat and tears...taking it from its original decor to a modern romantic hideaway.
It makes it all worth it when we hear from people like you that have found 'True Paradise' in Maui Kai 301.
We look forward to your return-
Mahalo nui loa,
Owner, Maui Kai 301
Owner, Hana Kai 206
Maui Kai 301 is Tops!
I had the great good fortune of choosing Maui Kai 301 as the place to stay for a recent trip to Maui. I wanted to stay right on the beach, because I anticipate that it will be my only trip to Hawaii, so I wanted to do it right. I studied condo reviews for days and settled on Maui Kai 301 because of it's beachfront location, modern styling, and the beach toys that were available for guest use. One review I read said that the condo is exactly like what you see in the photos, and it's true. It is absolutely beautiful, inside and out.
I couldn't have been more pleased with my stay there on the third floor of the Maui Kai Resort, overlooking the Pacific. The condo was very well furnished, comfortable, clean, and the lanai! Wow, it was incredible. We left the sliders open all the time we were "home" so that we could enjoy the fresh breezes and the crash of the surf on the beach below. It was magnificent. We ate on the lanai, planned our day trips on the lanai, enjoyed sunning on the lanai. The view was stunning.
It was great to have a full kitchen during our stay. We ate out most meals, but prepared our own breakfasts in the condo. All the kitchen gadgets were in place, and the large refrigerator was great for keeping fresh fruits on hand for snacking.
We got a lot of use from the snorkeling kits. We drove to Kapalua, just north of Kaanapali, and enjoyed a picnic on a secluded beach there and the water was ideal for snorkeling. We even spotted a sea turtle and were able to swim with it for quite some time as it rose to the surface for air and moved on to another resting place. It was an experience I will never forget.
Response from Shayla and Mark Middleton - 06/20/2011
We are so pleased to hear of your incredible vacation with us!
Maui Kai 301 is such a special place, a 'secret gem' we are glad you found!
My husband and I remodeled much of it with our own hands, it makes it all worth it to hear words like yours :)
We look forward to your return!
Mahalo nui loa-
owner, Maui Kai 301
Tom and Llona from Oregon
Relaxing two weeks
Beautiful setting on the beach. Spent every morning having our coffee, sitting outside on the deck watching sea turtles, boats sailing by and early morning joggers. Most evenings we would sit and watch beautiful sunsets. Condo was very comfortable with all the amenities needed for a two week stay. The area was perfectly located close to stores, restaurants and a short drive to town. Would recommend staying here and we will certainly return to Maui Kai 301.
Amazing Maui Kai condo
We recently stayed at Maui Kai #301 for a special vacation. We loved this condo for many reasons, such as the spectacular view, the whale-watching from the lanai, the friendly people, and proximity to the ocean. The condo was well furnished and had everything we needed (and then some!) to make our stay very comfortable and enjoyable.
We will definitely stay at Maui Kai #301 again. Loved it!!!
Another vacation in paradise at the Maui Kai 301
This is our third time staying at the Maui Kai 301. This place is wonderful. Shayla and Mark have thought of everything to make our stay perfect. This place is so nice it makes it very hard to leave to see other things. The view from the lanai is perfect. On our last evening watching the sunset we were entertained be a whale show for almost an hour. We will definately return again.
Brenda S., Manitoba, Canada
Starbuck, Manitoba, Canada
Paradise on Ka'anapali Beach
This Maui property is truly paradise. The view from the lanai couldn't be better - we saw whales breaching, seals and turtles. The modern conveniences of the condo are top notch. The kitchen has everything you need. There is a shared BBQ area available to use, as well as pool and hot tub. These areas are well maintained, clean and beautifully kept. There is coin operated laundry in the hallway. The property is located within walking distance of many local attractions including beaches, dining and shopping. You can snorkel right in front of the condo and enjoy the sights of turtles and many different species of fish and other ocean life. There was an orientation binder with lots of information including the evacuation route in case of tsunami, pamphlets on many of the attractions, restaurants and markets. There was a welcome basket waiting for us with a fresh pineapple, mango and papaya - delicious. You can drink the water from the tap! The frig also has an ice machine which is great for drinks, cooler or whatever. There is some extra equipment in the condo including boogie boards, snorkelling gear and beach chairs. The condo is beautifully decorated. I really enjoyed the fan above the bed and the shower. We also enjoyed the entertainment systems which included cable TV and stereo system. We brought our ipod and listened to our own music, but there is some there as well as some Dvds and VHS tapes. There is even a small library. The weather was perfect when we were there. We prepared our own meals, but also ordered in and went out to eat. I suggest Duke's at sunset - a very short walk down the beach. We are really looking forward to going back.
Mark and Colleen
Ann Abor Michigan
Warm, restful, retreat.
The View is wonderful, Comforts of home in every sense. I miss gazeing at the ocean waves and sites of whales. the sunsets were special every night. We hope to return.
We were very pleased with Maui Kai room 301. It had all the necessary extras that were appreciated. The gift basket was an extra bonus that we didn't expect. The view and location were excellent. Hope to be back in the near future. Thanks for making us feel welcome.
Gord & Joan McNamee
Two weeks in paradise
Maui Kai 301 lived up to the hype, it was truly a wonderful place. While in the Condo we spent almost all our time on the balcony which truly had a million dollar view. We wished we could have stayed longer and will definitely be back. The condo was very comfortable. The sunsets were spectacular, the beach awesome and scenery spectacular. We had many long walks down the beach in paradise
Maui Kai #301
This is our 3rd stay at Maui Kai #301, and we must love it because we keep coming back! The condo is very comfortable, well equipped, nicely furnished and decorated, the lanai is spacious and has a fantastic oceanfront view. The location is perfect, there is nice stretch of beach for long walks and there is a supermarket nearby. Lahaina is a short 10 minute drive.
I highly recommend this 1 bedroom condo to anybody looking for a great stay in Maui Read more
Response from Shayla and Mark Middleton - 12/13/2010
It was a pleasure to have you back for your third visit :) We are so glad you had a fantastic vacation once again in Maui Kai 301.
We look forward to your rapid return!
Mark and Shayla Middleton
great relaxing condo
we loved everything about it, the location, the layout and most amazing the view. Definitely worth all your money.
we where welcome with a beautiful fruit and chocolate basket. great touch. thumbs up.
P & D Ramon- Tracy,CA
Perfect Cozy Condo in Paradise
Maui Kai 301 was everything we expected and more. It was equipped with all the comforts of home but with a view to die for. The pictures that the owners have posted are exactly what you see when you open the door to Maui Kai 301. Sunrise is viewed from the bedroom, sunset is viewed from the living room. There was a lovely welcome basket in the kitchen when we arrived. They provided quality snorkeling equipment, beach towels & chairs, laundry soap and even mosquito repellent. There was nothing they didn't have that we needed or wanted during our stay. The pool, hot tub and cabana are also very nice. It's equipped with 2 Bbq's, a full kitchen, ping pong table, computer/printer combo along with lots of books, games, and CD/VHS/DVD library. We enjoyed the live music coming from the resort next door from the pool/cabana area nightly. Free coffee is served every morning in the office. This condo is walking distance to several large resorts with restaurants and also a strip mall with a grocery store, Pizza Paradiso (fantastic), Gelato, etc. What we enjoyed most about our stay at Maui Kai 301 was the view/location, the quality and cleanliness of the condo and how quiet it was. The Select Comfort airBed remote control was not working correctly but it was not a big concern for us. The only drawback for some might be no Wi-Fi service in the condo. We are certainly looking forward to returning to Maui Kai 301 next year. Read more
Response from Shayla and Mark Middleton - 11/28/2010
Aloha Phil and Dori-
Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation in our condo.
I am sorry to hear you had trouble with Wi-Fi. There is wi-fi provided by our Resort and the Resort next door. Sometimes there is signal issues due to the concrete structure. I hope you discovered the 25 ft LAN cord to hook up to the internet if the wireless was giving you trouble.
We look forward to having you back again on your next visit, perhaps we will see you during our spectacular whale season: Dec-April, where our private lanai viewing is out of this world!
Mahalo for choosing to stay with us,
Shayla and Mark
Paul and Helen
next to Ocean City, NJ
Private, spectacular, peaceful...should have stayed longer!
Loved the private balcony for our favorite show...the sunset and ocean!! A spectacular view that changed with the time of day and the sound of the waves breaking on the shore right outside our balcony gave us that peaceful feeling you go on vacation for...and the sound traveled throughout the unit into our bedroom! Great location to sightsee from and it was perfectly and beautifullly appointed with everything needed...our favorites, the balcony and "rain" shower. Oh...and the pool and hot tub!!!Only regret...we should have stayed on longer!! Mahalo Mahalo Mahalo!!!
Ed and Kim Drzymala
Relaxing stay in Maui Kai 301
My husband and I stayed at this condo for two weeks and were both very sad to leave. The condo does have anything you might need during your stay. I loved being able to open up the lani and bedroom window and not turn on any air conditioning for two weeks! The constant sound of the waves was very relaxing and I will miss this more than anything. The staff at Mai Kai was very professional and friendly when we needed some assistance in getting the internet to work. We loved the shower and appreciated the gift basket upon our arrival. We would be happy to return to this condo when we go back to Maui some time in the future. Read more
Response from Shayla and Mark Middleton - 08/30/2010
It was a pleasure to have you both with us for two weeks.
What an adventurous arrival you had! I am just so glad when you arrived at, what, 3am (???!!) you found Maui Kai 301 waiting with open arms :)
We had a chance to get a few days in the unit ourselves just after you left. What a unique pleasure (even for us Islanders) to spend 4 blissful nights sleeping under the stars, above the surf...
Thank you so much for taking such good care of our place!
Mahalo nui loa,
Owner, Maui Kai 301
Owner, Hana Kai 206
Bob & Teresa Gilbert
What a Great Experience!
Shayla (the owner) was great to work with & was fair on the pricing. The cleaners (Kathy) had everything prepared very nice. All the little extras anyone could want. Just show up with your bathing suit & you are ready for fun.
Roger & Claire
A special vacation in a special location
Every morning was spent on the beautiful lanai sipping coffee, playing cards or dice games and enjoying our breakfast, which was easily prepared in the well-equipped kitchen. It was a perfect way to start each day. After the daily activities (which can be just outside the door) we gratefully arrived back at #301 for an evening of relaxing and absorbing the beautiful sunset; only to be lured asleep by the sounds of the waves that are directly below us. It truly was a special vacation and Maui Kai #301 was an integral part of it!
A Week in Paradise
The Maui Kai is such a perfect place to stay on Kaanapali Beach! You are truly "on the beach" as soon as you step outside the building, and the sunset views from the lanai just absolutely cannot be beat. We walked the entire stretch of beach and are convinced that we picked the best place to stay for our family. Our kids found a new favorite sport with snorkeling and they were able to do it right in front of the condo, so there was no need to pack a bunch of equipment any distance. Unit 301 is beautiful and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. We really enjoyed all of the extras - the beach towels, snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, and every kitchen item you could possibly need. After going to the market across the street, we were able to make many meals at the condo and keep up with our son's ever increasing appetite without having to constantly go in search of food. The grounds are beautiful and are constantly being tended by a very friendly staff. We hope to return to Maui again soon and we would absolutely stay at the Maui Kai, and especially unit 301, again. Thanks to Mark, Shayla, and Kathy for such great service and for sharing this beautiful place with our family!
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
This condo was beautiful, from the granite countertops to the rain shower head it couldn't have been more comfortable. We loved sitting on the balcony and watching the whales. You are so close to the ocean that sand actually gets all over the balcony. The location is central with shops and restaurants close by. I would stay here again for sure.
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
We were captivated by the views of the humpback whales breaching
The Maui Kai Beach Resort is in an ideal location. The beach is beautiful, there are many amenities available nearby and it's well positioned for day trips around the Island. Unit 301 is very well appointed with up to date decor and finishes throughout. The owner has thought of including in the unit, everything you need for a relaxing and trouble free vacation. There's everything from sunscreen to snorkle gear in the unit for guests to use. The view from the lanai is like none other, especially with the hundreds of whales breaching and accompanying their babies in the waters off this coastline. We never tired of seeing them. The owners and housekeeping staff went out of their way to be of assistance and answer all our questions. When we arrived, there was a fruit basket waiting for us which included enough fruit and cookies for our entire stay and an aloha canvas tote bag to use during our stay and to take home.
We loved everything about our stay in Unit 301 and there was nothing essential missing. The only suggestion we would offer is to make wireless internet available for those who may wish to stay in touch with the outside world.
This was our first time in Maui. I absolutely loved our trip and by staying at Maui Kai#301 made our dream vacation complete. This condo had all the extras that you could possibly what or need. It could have been a little cleaner but over all i did love!
Spent our honeymoon in Maui at Maui Kai 301. It was amazing!
The condo is immaculate, the beach is awesome, and Shayla does an amazing job preparing the condo. Everything we needed besides food was already in the condo and ready to go when we arrived. The DVR and HD TV were appreciated while we weathered the tropical depression on our first 2 days.
About half a mile walk down the beach towards the black rock is the best beach we've ever been to!
Can't wait to go back!
This condo is truly a special place to stay. Shayla provides just about everything you would need to be comfortable both inside the condo and outside on the beach.The daybed on the lanai is fabulous, and the sound from the ocean waves is amazing. We enjoyed our time there, and the experience more than exceeded our expectations!
WOW! What a great experience!
This was the best vacation we have ever had. From the moment we first contacted Shayla until our checkout day, everything was perfect. When we arrived, there was a beautiful welcome basket waiting for us with fresh fruit, chocolates, and coconut cookies. What a wonderful treat after being on such a long flight.
The accomodations were immaculate and the view, well what can I say? It was spectacular. The view actually created a problem for us since it was so beautiful we didn't want to leave the lanai! Every morning we were treated to seeing Sea Turtles or Manta Ray's swimming by. We also adopted a group of birds that came to visit us every morning for breakfast.
You could really tell that the management company cared about the property. Everytime we did pull ourselves away from the lanai to venture out and explore the island we saw somebody cleaning or performing upkeep on the property.
Shayla's attention to detail is amazing. Everything we could ever need was there. My husband and I were just in awe that somebody could think of everything. It made for such a pleasant experience.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Shayla!!
We were more than thrilled with the condo that Shayla rented to us. Befoe our arrival Shayla was sooo helpful in our planning process. We wanted for nothing when we arrived. The description of Maui Kai 301 is totally accurate and precise. We did awake to waves every morning and fell asleep on the lanai a few times. The shower and bathroom is top quality. I would compare the shower to what you find at Spa Grande. The rainshower head was our favorite part of the condo.
Gold Canyon AZ
Maui Kai 301 inspires the artist, lulls body and soul into dream
Even though we arrived later at night parking was easy which is not the case with most other resorts in this popular area. Maui Kai 301 is Ideally located with easy access to the elevator and being a corner unit it offers awesome views in all directions from the patio. We skipped the mirrored bedroom with king size bed and chose to sleep on the spacious lanai in a very comfortable futon. Here after much stargazing we were "lullabied" to sleep by waves crashing on the shore, literally, directly beneath us. At dawn surreal pink and purple colors spread across the water and sky, perfectly framed by palm tree branches. I took a video from my bed to prove I wasn't dreaming. The owners have decorated with large canvases of local photos that are enough to inspire the artist in everyone. All the appliances, dishware and furnishings are top notch, making tasks simple, meals feel elegant and even taste better! I was especially pleased with the water filter pitcher and very roomy refrigerator. The walk-in shower with luxurious showerhead is phenominal and the towels are thick and soft. Another nice touch is that many extras are provided like candles, spices, condiments, games and books, boogie boards, beach mats and even sunblock. Just like the owners other unit in Hana, its hard to need anything. :) Infact its so comfortable its easy to be lulled into just laying around appreciating it all. But if you can move yourself outdoors the beach in front of the condo and next door is really great for swimming, waves and snorkeling out around the buoys. AND there is a patio area with lounge chairs for getting sun without sand if its too windy.
We spent 10 days at the Maui Kai 301. I should say 10 days in the Maui Kai 301 because we didn't want to go out. It is a perfect spot. Any closer to the water and you would have to swim. The lanai is comfortable with an unobstructed 180 view and privacy. The condo is like a home with everything you could want for a great vacation. We cooked in most nights and the kitchen was very well equipped.
There were beach toys, a comfortable bed and a great shower. The location was perfect for long walks on the beach and food. We found the best Mai Tai's around next door for $4.
After 10 days in the Maui Kai 301 we spent 3 days in the owners other condo at the Hana Kai. We were reluctant to make the drive but we are glad we did. It's not so bad if you take it slow. It is very green and very different from the rest of Maui. Hana is quiet and peaceful with amazing waterfalls and beaches. Once again the condo had everything you would need and was very charming and comfortable. We didn't have any trouble with noisy neighbors but it could be the luck of the draw. The condo overlooks a black sand beach and it's walking distance to the little town. We had a great dinner at the Hana Hotel and and a couples outdoor massage while listening to the ocean. We have been to Maui many times but never left so relaxed or so upset to have to leave. I would highly recommend both condo's and I would not miss the opportunity to stay a few days in Hana. We are booking again a year in advance to be sure we get to return.
Maui Kai 301 is the best
This is the second time we have stayed at Maui Kai Unit 301. Although we thought it was great the first time we stayed four years ago, we were thrilled at how this unit has been updated. It is absolutely beautiful. If being near the ocean is a priority, this is the best place to stay. You can sit on your lanai and watch the whales and sea turtles all day long. The owners have thought of everything when furnishing this unit, even including beach chairs and boogie boards for the kids. My husband and I and our two 17 year old boys had more than enough room. After staying here, we have all decided this is so much better than staying at a crowded and cramped hotel, regardless of how nice the hotels in the area are. This was cheaper than the hotels on Maui and you get much more for your money. There is a grocery store across the street and we enjoyed not having to go out to restaurants for every meal. Nothing beats enjoying your breakfast or dinner on the lanai while your watching the whales or the sunset. We would not stay anywhere else on the island and look forward to staying here again.
Everything that you would want!
This condo is clean, beautifully decorated and has everyting that anyone could want to enjoy a wonderful vacation. You could not get closer to the ocean! It is a smaller condo complex (quiet and private) and has a pool and jacuzzi. Parking is free! You are also close to other resorts, resturants, a grocery store and places to visit. We will be back again to this same condo unit - can't wait!
This condo besides being in a great location in Kaanapali was beautiful and very reasonably priced. If we are lucky enough to return to Maui we won't even look anywhere else to stay because we figure we have found the best at this Maui Kai unit already.
Quiet and close to all the important sights
We loved our stay at the Maui Kai Beach Resort Condo 301 - Lahaina, HI
The rental was spacious, and very quiet.
Staff were helpful, and the Expedia travel agent in the lobby entertaining and informative.
The hotel restaurant was good, and the wait staff chipper and fun to chat with.
The resort is right on the ocean, with access to a lovely sandy beach.
Best of all, very affordable!
Would come here again!
100% Satisfied Customer
The condo was everything my wife and I imagined and more! We had a wonderful experience and a gorgeous view! Thanks so much Maui Kai Condos and Awaketowaves.com!
Thanksgiving in Maui
We travelled with 3 families to Maui for Thanksgiving. We loved our condo. We were truly amazed at how close we were to the beach. The view was spectacular. We would go again!! Thanks.
Wish I was still there!
We stayed in this unit with our 2 teenagers. This is a beautiful and comfortable unit with a location that can not be beat! We watched whales right from the balcony, and walked on the beach right outside our building. My son and daughter took turns sleeping out on the futon on the balcony - they both loved listening to the waves.
We look forward to a return trip!
If you are looking for a place to revitalize your spirit and energy - this is "it". It's so close to the ocean - the sound of the splashing waves will lull you to sleep ...so much tranquility..and wake you up in the morning revitalized with new energy. I will definitely recommend this place to anybody.
wake forest, nc
Couldn't possibly have been any better.
If the Maui Kai had been any closer to the water, we would have had to swim to the car. What a view! It was exactly as advertised and a delight to stay there. I hope one day to be able to return. People use the word "Paradise" too often probably to describe Hawaii, but it truly is the appropriate and best description for Maui (particularly, if your staying at Maui Kai. Thanks for sharing it with us! Don
St. Paul, MN
Wake up to the Waves!
Perfect location and beautiful Condos.
orlando 2004/new york now
maui X 6
We loved the location, beach access, view of the whales and neighboring island as well as the ease it was to get to Kaanapali and Lahaina. A little disappointed there was no lanai but the pool and barbecue area as well as the residents and other guests made up for it. We have since returned to Maui in 2008 and tried the other side(Kihei, Wailea)and liked it but not as much as Kaanapali. We would definitely return if things work out.
Heaven on Earth
The view from all of the rooms is terrific - sunsets can't be beat. The whale watching in February & early March is the best you'll ever find.
The staff at the Maui Kai are extremely friendly and go out of their way to accomodate your every wish.
We've been staying at the Maui Kai (which we now refer to as "The Kai")for at least 6 years now. We started by renting directly from an owner, and switche to renting directly from the Kai. Renting from the Kai definitely has it's advantages - we will continue to come back, year after year, and would recommend it highly to everyone else!
Andy and Sue Caprio
Floral Park, New York
Great Home Away from Home
We stayed at 301 to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary.Everything was wonderful. The welcome fruit basket was greatly appreciated. The view is as spectacular as advertised and we took full advantage of all the amenities provided. We would like to thank Shayla for her excellent condo. We would recommend it to anyone staying in Maui. All the best, Andy and Sue Caprio
Jeff & LeeAnn Preston
London, Ontario, Canada
Amazing views, great location!
This condo has amazing views for the living room and balcony. The location is great for exploring all of Maui .
We enjyyed our stay tremendously and would highly recommend this unit.
Sharon & Steve Anderson
This was the best vacation we have ever had. We went here for our 25th wedding anniversary and we hope to go again for our 30th next year. It was reasonably priced, well- stocked for anything we wanted to do, beautifully decorated, comfortabel, and very clean! We have recommended it several times and would not hesitiate to recommend it to anyone wanting a very special and memorable experience!
The condo was misrepresented. there was no beach access. the pool was in the rear and very unsatisfactory. the condo was barely livable. not worth $250.00 per night. Read more
Response from Shayla and Mark Middleton - 04/14/2009
I am very sorry to hear you had a terrible stay on your recent trip to Maui. Our records show you stayed in Maui Kai 301 over two years ago in 2006 (from 11/27- 12/13 for $225/nt to be exact) not just a few months ago in 12/2008 as stated in your review. The timing difference somewhat reassures me that you must not have been thinking of our unit (or our Resort!) when you wrote this review.
Because we are located directly on Ka'anapali Beach, three miles long, I do not understand your comment about 'no beach access'. Just for the record, for those who may not have visited our website, we have posted aerial photographs that show our resort is practically IN the water! Of course we provide beach access! There are two sets of stairs: one set is directly out the lobby doors, the other set is at the north end of our sundeck. Maui Kai Resort also provides water spigots at the top of each set of stairs for rinsing the sand off of your feet (or easy rinsing of all the 'beach goodies' we provide in our unit including: snorkel gear, boogie boards and beach chairs!). Our gorgeous sandy beach, is not only world famous, swimmable and offers great snorkeling, but was recognized with top honors by Dr. Beach as 'Best Beach in America' on his top ten list.
I don't know what you mean by "The condo was misrepresented". With dozens of photos posted online as well as multiple 360 degree virtual tours it seems impossible for us to misrepresent any aspect of our accommodations. You can visit Maui Kai 301 'virtually' before you ever step foot in our Resort- including full 360 degree tours of our master bedroom, living room and our spacious corner balcony. In fact, we include Resort tours of our beachfront as well as our cabana area with its BBQ grills, heated pool, hot Jacuzzi, public kitchen and community computer too! Our virtual tours are not a succession of photos on a slideshow that could potentially hide something from the viewer. Our tours are taken by a professional and are actual stitched images of each location. Our high quality tours can be enlarged to full screen on your computer offering great detail and allow you to move the mouse around to view what we offer as if you were truly there.
I also have never heard anything remotely close to your statement that "the condo was barely livable" in all these years. Of course, you might not even recognize Maui Kai 301 anymore. We upgrade our unit every year as we live on island and are always interested in improving our accommodations. We hired a professional team to completely remodel our kitchen and bath the last two weeks of December 2006- just days after you left. We built a magnificent custom bathroom with a hand-made shower folks come back for! This custom turtle inlaid natural stone shower has custom designed 'wavy glass' enclosure that is big enough for two! (We are now a real favorite for Honeymooners and special Anniversary celebrations, as you can imagine...)
We completely opened up the kitchen and installed sapphire granite and stainless steel full size appliances too. We also upgraded our outdoor furniture to a custom teak barstool set crafted in Bali- the bar height allows you to enjoy the 180 degree oceanfront view without the railing getting in your line of sight like regular chairs will do- it's magnificent! We have since added a top end Select Comfort adjustable 'Sleep Number' King sized bed (allows each side of the bed to adjust separately to achieve perfect personalized firmness for a fantastic night's sleep) and added lots of original art from Window To Paradise. These gorgeous fine art giclees are huge! Our newest addition is a 5 foot by 7 foot Hawaiian canoe scene that adds an amazing ambiance to the kitchen, augmenting its already incredible oceanfront location.
I wish you had contacted us back in 2006 (if this is truly your honest review of your stay in Maui Kai 301?!) instead of waiting two and a half years to inform me of your 'disappointing' stay. We live on island, and personally maintain and manage our condos. We are always a phone call away to help support our guests in getting oriented to their new 'Island Home'. We certainly would have helped you understand how to reach the beach... and would have been happy to augment our Orientation Book (provided inside the condo to help you feel like a 'local' right away!), with more tips about our favorite things to do and places to eat across the island for a truly memorable island vacation.
With kind regards-
Owner, Maui Kai 301
It was amazing to be able to hear the waves all night long. I never slept so soundly. I found it really funny that one of the guests commented that the sound of the waves was actually annoying! It was peaceful and relaxing beyond compare. The only drawback is the pool -- nothing like the pool next door, which we snuck over to and used every day. I've recommended the place to a friend who also loved it. I wish I were there now!
Judy & Darrell hansen
Iowa City, Iowa
We really had a great time and enjoyed this condo very much. We had everything we needed plus more! Also we loved the view and are hoping to come back soon. You thought of everything. Are only bad incident was the first night my husband was stuck on one of the elevators for a couple hours. It was very difficult to get help. He called on the elevator phone, but it seemed like it took forever for them to come. One of the maintence people did try to help unsuccessfully. Needless to say though, we would love to come back!
Relaxing in Paradise
Staying in this unit was probably one of the most unique experiences I have had in my many travels. I love the ocean, and you couldn't be much closer (unless you were swimming in it) with unobstructed gorgeous views at all times of the day. The amenities offered met all my needs, very comfortable and clean. It was so special to sit out on the lanai--in the a.m. watching the sailboarding and surfing or in the evening with a glass of wine watching the sun set, or the whales breaching.
Perfect location to start to explore the island and to fully appreciate the ocean air and sounds. Beautiful and neatly kept, we had the most wonderful time there. An ideal place to vacation.
What A View!!!
This was going to be our third time to Maui. My wife and I explored different condos when we were their in 2007. We came across condo #301, during the renovation period. We loved the views and the great decorating inside the condo. The owners went all out to fix this unit up and boy does it show! We love the views and it's the closest condo to the water.
We will be back!
Bruce & Diane
I have stayed in this condo 4 times and recommended to numerous people. Easy, quiet location. Stunning view. I cant wait to go back in Sept again.
Close to shops and restaurants too.
Everything available to make the stay comfortable!
George and Gabriella Greene
This condo is amazing. It is a corner condo so the lanai is a wrap around with amazing views of both Lanai and Molokai. The whale watching was so superb you won't need to spend money on a boat. It is spotlessley clean and modern. All the amenities you could possibly want are there including snorkle gear, suntan lition, beach chairs etc. A handy book with recommended restaurants and siteseeing is at your fingertips. You just need to walk a few feet from the door to hit the water. We would HIGHLY recommend this apartment for a stay in paradise.
heavenly awakening to waves
Truly a wonderful experience.. Everything our family needed was right at hand from kitchen utensils to toys for the beach; walking distance to groceries, restaurants, pool, gameroom for kids, everything a family or couple could want or need.
Awakening to the sound of the ocean calmed us all and was a great start to our day and wonderful end to our evenings..
We were thoroughly entertained by all the local treats...
Ohh... did l mention clean and well decorated...
freedom by the sea
This beautiful and spacious condo provided the perfect point of departure to get to know the island and the ocean at its doorstep. Clean, light, breezy and beautifully decorated it was truly a joy to be there. Thank you.
Excellence on the Beach
Lahaina is a great area on Maui and Maui Kai 301 is an excellent condo to stay in. One of our favorite parts of 301 was spending the early morning out on the lanai, with a large cup of coffee and the ocean breeze. We even slept on the lanai a couple on nights...yes! This unit is right on the beach, so close the waves lull you to sleep at night. We also liked that it was a corner unit, makes the lanai much more open and comfortable. The inside of this unit has obviously been completely remodeled with Granite countertops and the works. NICE! When we go on vacation we want to stay somewhere nicer than our own house and this place definitely delivers that. Have fun on Maui!
As advertised - highly recommended
I researched condos and hotel rooms in Kaanapali extensively before choosing Maui Kai #301. Beachfront comfort for our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teens). Very reasonable rate, great view, snorkeling right out in front. Watched turtles and rays from the balcony. Uncrowded beach and pool even in height of summer season. Short drive to Whalers Village and Lahaina. Highly recommended.
Highland Park, IL
What a view!
Loved the crash of the waves, and the view! We were so close to the water it felt like we were on a cruise! Unit is very well maintained and the balcony is set up to take advantage of the location. The owners are are very accommodating, and even left a basket of goodies. How thoughtful! We enjoyed our stay. All in all, very nice, 5 stars.
Iowa City, Ia
We have been to Hawaii 6 times, Maui 3 times before, but this was the BEST vacation we have ever had! A big part of this was the condo we stayed in; with it being so close to the ocean --- have not experienced this feeling of being so relaxed and excited. The view from the condo is Out of the World --- you can not describe the view. It gives you a feeling that you are staying right on the beach, but are high enough for security purposes. The condo has all of the extra' that you need to enjoy the water events and more. We liked the space and upgrades to the condo. The owner gave us a welcome gift that was much appreciated.
The location of the condo is Outstanding. We enjoyed the strip mall near the condo and found Excellent places for food, plus stores. The condo is a few miles from a major shopping center, where they have the GREAT fish taco's.
One thing that would make our stay better would be to put a PC in the room, so we could access the Internet.
We talk about our trip all the time and REALLY look forward to going back in the near future.
Amazing Views and Condo!
Maui was the BEST vacation spot I have ever been to, and this condo was the icing on the cake. A great location, stunning views and a huge comfortable bed! Yes, you can watch the whales jumping from your room. Very clean. VERY highly recommended!
When you picture your vacation in Hawaii, in complete paradise, THIS is the place in your mind! Wake up to the sound of waves, walking out your door right onto the beach... perfection! If there wasn?t such beauty outside, I would have been able to live in the shower! A great treat for your trip to paradise!
Ocean Front, Whales Galore
If you are looking for a direct beachfront, spacious, beautiful, more-than-fully equipped condo with a fanatastic corner lanai and view of whales and sunsets then you have found it. To be honest, I hate to let the secret out - I better book my next trip soon!
We travel alot and the little things in this condo are what make it even more special - a huge "thank you" to the owners - no worries about whether paper goods are there, the closet is full with beach accessories, every dish and kitchen tool is in the cupboard. The large, flat screen TV did not get turned on while we were there, I am afraid: I couldn't pull myself away from watching the whales from the lanai.
I spent much time on the internet searching for the exact right place to stay, and I definately felt that I had found it. I would not be able to stay anywhere else on Maui.
Have Fun and Live Aloha.
Awesome time, amazing whales
The Maui Kai Beach Resort Condo 301 - Lahaina, HI was the most magical vacation my family has ever taken. The unit was top notch!! Everything (and things we didn't even think of) was provided for us in the unit. The ocean view was unbelievable from the lanai. The ocean is literally a stones throw away. We watched the whales breach from our unit while eating breakfast on the lanai! We will go back and stay here again. I would recommend this property without hesitation to anyone.
This apartment could not be in a better place. Right on the beach. We had a great time and can't recommend this place highly enough.
Orange County, CA
Maui Kai #301
This condo was GREAT! We loved everything about it! Everything was provided. Linens, towels, beach toys, suntan lotion, you name it! The view was AMAZING! The condo was immaculate and perfect for our vacation. Shayla was very accomadating and friendly. We would definitely stay again and would definitely reccomend it to our friends. We had a wonderful vacation!
Beachfront High Rise
An absolutely lovely unit in a perfectly positioned condo high-rise. The waves literally come to the back (front?) patio of the building. Everything you need is in walking distance too, so you don't have to rely on odd or inconvenient means of getting food and water and other basics... Just shop at the grocery store and cook in your own kitchen!
This place is great because it's not a hotel, so you can stay in Hawaii and not feel like a complete tourist.
Peace and Good Waves.
Ian & Patrick
My Favorite Condo while in Hawaii
The condo Maui Kai 301 was one of the most beautiful condominiums I've ever stayed at...Everything was FIRST RATE, impectably clean, updated...absolutely perfect. This was my 3rd time to the islands, and I've stayed in quite a few rental properties as opposed to hotels...Out of approx 10 properties, none could come close to this one. (And I must say, the new furniture in the unit is now even nicer than before!). Don't hesitate in considering renting this unit, as you won't find anything as nice, at such a reasonable rate. And the owners were wonderful too! See you in 2010 :0), only this time, I'll stay longer!
We stayed at the Maui Kai Room 301 and were just overwhelmed with the ever changing beauty just outside.
The condo was very clean and well equipped.
The beach is literally a few feet away and very quiet. The beach is not a classic swimming beach due to the rocks present. We experienced terrific sunsets and daily whale sightings.
The condo is located in a great central location. All the owners and renters were very friendly making you feel right at home.
Our pre-teenagers used the pool every night.
If you are searching for a quiet retreat with a great view this is the place to be.