Lovely romantic haven completely off the beaten path, but close to everything. Gorgeous views. Beautiful surroundings. A tiny beach out front and you can easily walk to a cute village and 3+ mile long nearly deserted beach. Drive to most of the island in 30 minutes or less. Relax. Enjoy!
Lovely oceanfront condo, with incredible views, very conveniently located about 20-30 minutes from almost everywhere you want to be on Maui: Kihei, Wailea, Lahaina,Kaanapali, the airport, Kahalui, Wailuku, and Iao Valley, not to mention Costco.
But it is so nice. Why would you want to go anywhere else?
1 BR, with very comfy queen bed (brand new mattress July 2017) , and queen sized sofa bed with unusually good mattress. Sleeps 2-4. (best for 2) Wireless internet, cable, free parking. Shared pool and jacuzzi, W/D in unit; full kitchen completely remodeled (Oct 2013) with new granite counters, new bamboo cabinets, snazzy range, espresso/Latte maker and coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, blender, rice cooker, nutibullet, etc. One bathroom with a new tiled shower (rain and regular). Front loading washer and dryer.
Completely quiet and off the tourist path, but convenient to everything. AMAZING views. Whales just off our lanai mid December to April. Rays, lots of turtles, and occasional monk seals year round. A few steps to the ocean and a little beach right out front, or a 5 min. walk to 3+ mile long, nearly empty, beautiful beach in one direction; a little village with a few shops and restaurants, an aquarium and attractions and excursions in the other.
Relaxing, romantic, magical, lovely, and affordable.
If you miss the Maui of a few decades ago, or wonder what it was like, this is about as close as you can get. Ma'alaea is a small village an easy and pretty walk away. It has several good restaurants, shops, deli's, a surprisingly good and well regarded aquarium, miniature golf, a gas station, and lots of boats, whale watching trips, snorkeling to Molokini, deep sea fishing, etc. Cute, quaint, and small. Not a lot going on, but pretty much anything you need. And big stores and touristy stuff are only a short drive away. If you walk the other direction down the quiet pretty lane with condos on the ocean side and trees and cane fields on the other, there is a tiny park and the start of a gorgeous, almost deserted 3+ mile long beach toward Kihei. Swimming, snorkeling, fishing, surfing sometimes, LOTS of turtles.
Surf conditions vary from glass smooth (very fun but rare; most likely early morning in winter, and it is often pretty calm then) to world class surfing with people flying in from all over, and broken surfboards all over at the end of the day. (also rare; usually there are small to moderate waves, generally larger in summer.
Probably because much of Maalaea Bay is shallow (60 feet or less), whales often choose to give birth here. In January and February, you can often see a whale hanging out on or near the surface 50 to several hundred yards from shore. If she is swimming very slowly and occasionally another whale surfaces quite nearby, that is probably an "escort" or "nurse" whale (usually male and presumably to help protect mom and baby), and she is probably in labor. Then for a week or so, you may see her moving around a little more, still mostly near the surface and fairly near shore, with a little whale nearby!!! It is so cool!!!!!!!! Gradually they move farther from shore as the baby gets larger (about 100 pounds per day from about 50 gallons of 50% fat milk per day) and learns the whale skills needed to swim to Alaska in a few weeks.
There is a tiny beach also, right in front of our condo with lots of turtles. Easy access for stand up paddleboarding
Parking is free,both at the condo (You do need to fill out a form with your car's make, color and license number), and in Maalaea village.
Maalaea , 夏威夷, 美國