Nona Lani is very conveniently located not far from the entrance to S Kihei Road. This makes it a great point for staging excursions to other areas without the hassle of navigating S Kihei during times of high traffic. Although right across from the beach, I would hesitate to call any of the cottages "ocean view", as there is an obstructing embankment right across the street. And anyways, you are better off in the quiet cottages set back in the garden, away from the street and all the passing cars. The grounds are well-manicured and pleasant, there is free parking not far from your cottage. The manager greeted us warmly on arrival.
On the downside, the cottage decor was extremely dated, and thoughtful amenities were lacking, such that any romantic nuance was lost. There was no complementary tea/coffee, no basics in the kitchen like salt/pepper shakers, and certainly no charming basket of fruit to greet us when we walked in. The mattress was overly hard, there were few hangers in the closet, and there were no stands to set travel bags off the floor. It was our first stay in Maui, so I don't have a great basis for comparison on the island, but we later stayed at a B&B in Kaua'i that cost significantly less and was far, far cozier. Surely more could be done in this area.
In summary, it's a great location right across from the beach, with quick access to important roads. But couples seeking a cozy romantic getaway should probably look elsewhere.