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1 / 90 Beautiful kitchen opens to the living room - both have an ocean view

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Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 6 / Apartment
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 6  Type: Apartment

2 Full baths

Maui Vacation Rental on the Beach at Ma'alaea

Our 24-unit condo complex, called Makani a Kai, is located on the sand at the end of a dead end street behind sugar cane fields in the small quiet community of Ma'alaea Bay Village, on Maui's south side. It's away from the crowds, but centrally located near the Maui Ocean Center between the towns of Kihei, Lahaina, and Kahului. Our 2 bedroom/2 bath unit is on the ground floor with a beautiful ocean view from the living room, kitchen and one bedroom. The master and guest bedrooms have king size and queen size beds, respectively. The living room sofa folds out to a queen size bed. All beds are very comfortable and have fully encased allergy covers on the mattresses and pillows. We also use high quality linens for a comfortable sleep after your day of fun activities on Maui. Our condo has a fully equipped remodeled kitchen and outdoor barbecues next to the pool. It's just steps away from 5 miles of undeveloped Sugar Beach, perfect for walks or a refreshing dip.

We have added all the extra touches and amenities that we enjoy ourselves, hoping that it will make your stay comfortable as well. Our unit features Cris's personal artwork and stained glass, a hot water on demand dispenser for hot beverages, and an inkjet printer - handy to printout boarding passes, maps and activity info. Boogie boards, beach chairs and towels, coolers and beach toys are all available for your use. The fully stocked kitchen is equipped with all you'd expect and more, including a coffee pot, blender, toaster, rice cooker, paper towels, napkins, foil, plastic wrap and zip lock bags. Coin operated washers and dryers are available on site just a few steps from the condo.

Thank you for considering staying at our condo; we know you will be very comfortable here and will want to return. Hope you'll checkout our many positive reviews from our past guests.

Mahalo, Phil & Cris Peacock (owners)

TripAdvisor property ID 3805980

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Book this 2 bedroom apartment in Maalaea today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 108 reviews.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Dec 15, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Phil And Cris P.

Tourist License: GE015173632001, TA015173632001

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Calendar last updated:
15 Dec 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Maalaea Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Parking
  • Waterfront


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking not allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (108)

Excellent – based on 108 reviews Excellent
108 reviews

Very Good

“Another Great Experience!”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2017

This is our 3rd visit and they just keep getting better and better. Our second visit was for our honeymoon and this one celebrates our 4th anniversary. We couldn’t have picked a better place to spend this special time. The owners keep improving the facilities including the available toys which make this such a high value location. The fresh flowers and well stocked refrigerator make you feel at home when you arrive. Phil and Cris, you take a great venue and turn it into an exceptional experience through your considerate and personal attention to details. We can’t wait to come back! George and Peggy Gilbert, AZ

Response from the owner Peggy and George, Happy Anniversary and we're so glad you had a great time on Maui and enjoyed staying in our condo. It was nice seeing you again and our pleasure to have helped make this an experience you will fondly remember. Thanks for your kind words and we look forward to your next visit. Aloha, Cris and Phil

“Heaven on Earth”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2015

Phil & Cris, Everything about your condo from the minute we walked in was just perfect. All of the amenities are so nice. The condo is in exceptional condition and the views of the ocean are tremendous. We enjoyed the quiet location so much and the walks along the beach were so relaxing. We cooked there quite a bit and had all the cooking supplies we needed. Overall, it was an amazing experience and one we will treasure for a long, long time. Thank you for sharing your place with us for the time we had.

“Perfect Place to Stay!”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2015

Such an amazing vacation! The condo is absolutely top notch and better than most hotels we’ve stayed in. It has every amenity we could have asked for and it really gave the condo that “home” feeling. It was the perfect introduction to Hawaii and, other than moving here, we can’t fathom staying anywhere else. We are absolutely in love with Maui! Our kids had the time of their lives and we look forward to coming back! Our only complaint is that we didn’t plan to stay longer!

“Perfection as always”

Reviewed 30 May 2015

Phil and Cris, As always, our stay here in your condo was perfect! There couldn’t be a more wonderful and gracious set of owners than you two. You always seem to get us to try something new during our stay. Parasailing with you on our “private” boat was the best!! We will take our last beach walk, say good-bye to “our” condo and immediately begin planning for our next adventure with you. We have had the privilege of staying in your condo a half a dozen times. We have loved it from day one. We have also loved coming back again & again to see all the new and beautiful upgrades and design additions you have added since our last visit. The thought and care you both put into this place makes it the best on the island. It also speaks volumes about how much you care for your guests. Mahalo nui <3 you both! Joe and Trisha California ____________________

“Here's there a word that surpasses excellent....that is how I would describe this bit of paradise.”

Reviewed 2 May 2015

Well let me just say that the pictures of the awesome condo is just a glimpse of what you will experience staying here. Honestly, when w alked in last Sunday I was so happy I could have was beyond my wildest dreams. The view is just spectacular, the smell of the ocean and the flowers, the rush of the wind, and the warmth from the sun are the beauties outside the condo. Inside I felt so comfortable just like I was at home. Cris and Phil thought of EVERYTHING you just might need during your stay here including stamps and post cards. The place is immaculate, so well decorated with all the modern conveniences you could think of. Have you ever walked into a place you were going to going to stay and there were fresh flowers and food in the refrig? I am not kidding you. Cris and Phil were here to answer any questions we might have, and my friend wanted to watch the movie "cast away" which was not in the library here so they lent it to us from the personal collection at home. It is truly the little things that when added up show how much Cris and Phil care about you having the best time possible during your vacation. I can't wait to come back again.

“Enjoyed our stay at secluded Maalaea condo with many amenities.”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2015

Cris and Phil - “Mahalo” for a great trip to Maui. It’s been 22 years since we were last here on our favorite island. All the amenities made our stay special – treats in the fridge, items for the pool and beach, well-equipped kitchen (we BBQ’d every night). Enjoyed snorkeling at Ahihi Cove and “Turtle Town”, the best. Swam with turtles right in front of the complex in late afternoon. Took our 5-yr old granddaughter to miniature golf and Maui Ocean Center here in Maalaea. Drove to Kaanapali Beach Hotel to see a free show (music and hula); she enjoyed dancing around with other kids in front of the stage.

“If the place you stay helps in the making of wonderful memories, then you've chosen well.”

Reviewed 3 Mar 2015

Aloha Phil and Cris, I can’t even begin to describe the accommodations, much less the service and personal touches that welcomed us on our arrival here at your condo. You went so above and beyond and your kindness will always be remembered. As you know we had many family and friends staying here at Makani A Kai during our stay, and each were in their own condos. Your condo and service far exceeded any of the others. Everyone was impressed with your condo, all the personal touches, and the great service we received during our stay. Now I’m afraid everyone will want to book your condo next time! Maybe we should've kept this little treasure and its awesome hosts to ourselves :) We will definitely return to Makani A Kai A7 for our future stays in Maui. Thank you, Phil and Cris for an awesome family holiday! We were even able to teach our kids to swim using the Makani A Kai pool. Mahalo and much love! The Ebert Family Edmonton, AB ------- PS: Mahalo, Phil and Cris for the surprise Birthday Balloon and flowers, as well as the cake you left in the fridge. It made me feel very special on my 68th Birthday here in Maui. This was the first time I've travelled outside Canada, and you helped make it a wonderful experience with all your kindness. Take care, A.Knittig, Saskatchewan

“Best vacation my family ever had!”

Reviewed 3 Mar 2015

Dear Cris and Phil, We can honestly say that this vacation week was the best we’ve ever experienced! The relaxation we all felt was just what we all needed to recharge our batteries. This has truly felt like a home away from home, and all the beautiful touches you so courteously have thought of will remain in our memories forever! It was such a pleasure to meet you both in person, and admire what you both have accomplished over the years. We could immediately tell that Cris was the artistic, free spirit with the huge heart, and Phil was the self-made financial genius also with a big heart. You both are very inspirational to us, and wish only the best for you both and your family. Best wishes and Aloha, The Sasaki’s

“Perfect Maui Rental”

Reviewed 24 Feb 2015

We just returned from a fabulous first trip to Maui with our two children and this condo was the perfect rental for us. Easy beach access, beautiful view, and all the comforts of home. We explored all over Maui during the day and watched movies in the evenings. The condo was full of extras that we certainly did not expect, which made our trip just that much more enjoyable. Maalaea is the perfect place to stay if you don't want to deal with the crowds in other areas like Lahaina or Kaanapali. It is centrally located and we were able to explore all over Maui. We will definitely be returning to this very condo the next time we visit Maui. Mahalo, Phil and Cris!

“Our best vacation rental every”

Reviewed 13 Dec 2014

We just want to let you know that we are having a great time here and your place is like heaven. We were totally blown away. My husband keeps saying that your place is even more comfortable than our own place. Everything is so organized and convenient. Before we left, we were missing a few items but didn't have time to purchase. When we got here, everything is available here. We were so impressed. We have rented from VRBO for many years, this is by far our best experience. I cannot imagine we will want to stay anywhere else in Maui besides here. We had a great time here and this place is like heaven. We were totally blown away. My husband keeps saying that this place is even more comfortable than our own house. Everything is so organized and convenient. Before we left, we were missing a few items but didn't have time to purchase. When we got here, everything is available here. We were so impressed. We appreciate Cris and Phil's thoughtfulness, their awesome organization for everything in the property. We ate at home often since we loved the stove and the cooking pan --- we never used this type of pan that doesn't have coating but not sticky. My husband kept asking me to take pictures so that we can upgrade ours. This is so much better than any 5 star hotel can offer. We also loved the location where it takes us to most beaches within 30 mins. Phil and Cris also were so kind. We asked about Snorkeling places before we come, and they left two set of children's snorkeling set by the door. They also recommended me spots where we had a lot of fun. In summary, this is the best vacation rental properties we had. The hosts are extremely thoughtful. You find everything you need in the property, travel books, audio CD for hana, boogie board, cooler, plastic bags for sandwich... we will definitely come back and wold recommend all friends to try out this property.

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