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Maui Kai

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We booked this condo directly on VRBO. This condo has a lovely large lanai, room for a lounge chair as well as a table & chairs for 2. The wifi worked perfectly. And added USB plug was great for charging phones and tables. The view of whales was fantastic which is the main reason I came. With binoculars you can...

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

The Maui Kai has so many wonderful owners who try to provide as many amenities as they can for the guests. During the month of February you would have a difficult time finding a better location to watch the whales from. Being one of the closets properties to the ocean is absolutely one of our claims to fame. We recently...

Nicosia, Cyprus
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It couldn't be better located, just on the ocean. We saw tens of whales passing by - some nearby - over the nine days we were there and took some amazing pictures. Our condo was a bit "tired" and in need if renovation, but it was pleasant. Turn left and down the stairs and you are in a wonderful beach....

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

February is the prime whale watching month and as you said we are in the perfect spot to enjoy them as they pass by and play in the Maui Sanctuary. We will look into the unit that you were visiting and see what improvements we can make. Come back and visit us again soon. Call our reservations office or go...

Reviewed 17 February 2017

We booked Maui Kai through Art and Sophie Nickel, owners of unit 806. Everything went smoothly and we were well looked after. The unit we received was on the top floor , very clean and had everything we needed. It was also equipped with beach chairs and coolers so we were able to pack for the beach. It was very...

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that Sophie and I were able to coordinate your booking into one of our Maui Kai partner condos. As you say, there is nothing like lying in bed and enjoying the views and all the ocean has to offer (like seeing whales and turtles from your room). Let Sophie or I know...

Escondido, California
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We booked Maui Kai through Unit 807 owner Donna Bender. A couple of months before Christmas, we decided to go to Maui around the holidays . All of the hotels that we could afford were booked. The others were way too expensive for our budget. When I looked on the VRBO website, I was immediately attracted to this property, mainly...

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Julee! I'm so glad you had a great time at Maui Kai. It was my pleasure arranging your stay. Thank you for mentioning our wonderful staff who have true aloha and are there to make your stay pleasurable and comfortable. And of course you can't beat the incredible view! Let me know when you're ready to return and I'll...

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Prime Whale Season the rates were a 4 rating, definitely lower than your higher end resorts like the Westin, but pretty high in comparison to more economy rates or areas slightly outside of Ka'anapali or Lahaina. All units are full Ocean front. Booked through agents of the Maui Kai Art and Sophie and they were incredibly responsive and communicative even...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

My husband found Donna Bender's Maui Calls site on VRBO. She was delightful & helpful to work with. We stayed in the well-appointed unit 302. No amenities spared in this Jr Suite ON THE OCEAN (except could use a new mattress.) Fell asleep every night to the sounds of the surf. Ihome, binoculars for whale watching, screened lanai, AC if...

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha! I'm glad you found me and I was able to help you book your anniversary celebration at Maui Kai. There's nothing like falling asleep to the sound of the ocean waves at Maui Kai. Most units have binoculars for watching whales from your oceanfront lanai - it's the best spot on the island for whale watching! When you're ready...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We stayed at the Maui Kai a few years ago and returned on our recent trip to Maui. This time we were on the top floor in unit 1007, which we booked through Art & Sophie Nickel (owners of unit 806). You can't really go wrong here, as all units are directly oceanfront - although there's only a small beach...

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Nomvula, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that Sophie and I were able to coordinate your booking into one of our Maui Kai partner condos. As you said you can't beat the unbelievable views and great to hear you experienced a lot of amazing whale activity directly in front of the Maui Kai. Let us know when you...

Reviewed 2 February 2017

The condo was clean, roomy, modern and perfect for a couple. You can not stay any closer to the water. Spent a lot of time on the lanai watching the water, whales, surfers and the beautiful views. Slept with the doors open and enjoyed the breeze and sound of the waves. Nice beaches on both sides of the property. Can...

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha We are thrilled you enjoyed your oceanfront unit here at the Maui Kai. We look forward to welcoming you back. When you are ready please contact us through our web site or give our reservations office a call so we can make sure you receive the best possible rate. Mahalo

San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Stayed at Maui Kai from Jan. 15-22, 2017. Dealt with Maui Kai 806 owners Art and Sophie Nickel. Everything was smooth as glass. The unit was beautiful and well equipped. And when they say ocean front, they mean it. We saw whales every day. If you are a fan, bring binoculars. Great location near a market and restaurants. We would...

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Bill, I'm glad Sophie and I could coordinate your visit to the Maui Kai and make the booking process smooth for you. And as you mentioned you can't beat the location for whale watching and we are also close to shops, restaurants and even a grocery store. Let us know when you are ready for a return visit and...

Midvale, Utah
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have been renting Maui Kai 504 condo for a week in January the past 4 years or so. What a wonderful condo, and when they say ocean view, they mean it. The lanai is right on the ocean. Morning coffee with incredible views and daily visits from sea turtles and humpback whales. The condo is wonderfully decorated, the bed...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maui Kai features all oceanfront junior suite (studio), one bedroom and two bedroom accommodations. Daily towel service, weekly maid service, in-room safe, local phone calls, high speed internet cable hook up, wi-fi also in each room and at the pool and cabana area are all complimentary with no additional fees. Free parking. All rooms have central air conditioning, DVR's, DVD players with freee current release DVD's and spectacular sunsets. Heated pool, jacuzzi, barbecues, and laundry facilities all on site. Located on northern Kaanapali Beach, just four miles north of Lahaina. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maui Kai

Address: 106 Kaanapali Shores Pl, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9448
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Price Range: $288 - $441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Maui Kai 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Higher floors definitely have a better view. Be sure to specify no carpet. It becomes too damp and. usty when you are right on the ocean.”
bernicej125, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“View photographs and choose your unit on the Maui Kai website. Donna is always a great help in finding the perfect unit for you.”
tkmansfield, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Location is great. Some really good restaurants within a five a five minute walk.”
ChapmanReid, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The higher the room the better. Corner rooms looked great but the view wasn't much different than the others.”
JeffR897, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Suites are individually owned so quality will vary, higher floors offer best view for whale watching”
CanuckAlberta, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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