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Romantic 9th Fl. Ocean View Studio: Your Home on Maui!

Apartment with patio, near West Maui Mountains

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Lahaina, HI, United States of America
9.6.Exceptional.
  • I liked that it was close to the beach and walking distance to some restaurants.

    Dec 26, 2018

  • We had the most amazing time, the place had everything we were looking for and more. A…

    Mar 6, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Non-smoking
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby

What’s around

  • Napili Bay - 37 min walk
  • West Maui Mountains - 8 min walk
  • Kahana Beach - 6 min walk
  • Ka'opala Beach - 17 min walk
  • Keonenui Beach - 18 min walk
  • Honokowai Beach Park - 26 min walk

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About this apartment

This is a beautiful, 9th floor studio and it's the perfect place for a Maui getaway! Just read the reviews on why this should be your Maui home!


Cancellation policy: you can cancel 45 days or more and get a full refund. 30-45 days out, you just lose the deposit. So it's less strict than what VRBO shows, but I can't customize that. Also, if I can rebook the dates I will also give you a full refund, regardless of when you cancel.



We're being extra diligent about cleaning and leaving at 24 hours between each stay. So you can expect a safe stay when you arrive! However, we are asking guests to clean dishes, take out the trash and strip the bed when checking out. Check-in and Checkout times have been changed to 4pm and 10am, as the cleaning process is now taking longer. There is no increase in the cleaning fee however.



The central A/C just got replaced, so really cools the condo down quickly. It's also been recently remodeled with new furniture, couch with memory foam mattress inside, and a new king bed. It's really nice! (but check out the photos to see for yourself)



The beautiful pacific ocean is 50 ft away from your lanai! Listen to the waves and see the stunning views of Lana'i and the setting sun. During whale season, you can see whales all day long. The condo itself is designed as something I would expect from an upscale Maui resort. So it's very well appointed and very comfortable. Including a new high end Sterns & Foster Estate King mattress! A vacation condo should feel like home and somewhere you look forward to returning to.



NOTE: There is some construction happening at the resort next door. For the most part it's not a problem, but you may occasionally here some clanking/hammering on weekdays. There's been some erosion on the beach directly in front of the complex. (all of Kahana actually) So the nearest beach requires a short, 5 minute walk. There are also plenty of beaches within a 10 minute drive of the condo and my 'secret' beach about a mile a way. The pool and lawn directly in front of the condo are unaffected. Just be aware there's no beach access directly in front of the complex. (actually as of Feb. 20th we do have a small bit of beach in front of Royal Kahana. That may stay throughout the summer, but it might flow back to the south end of the bay.)



There's a few things you should expect from a Maui condo to make it feel like you're home on the ocean:



- Sunset views over the ocean

- The sound of crashing waves and the tradewinds

- A wonderful bed that you just want to dive into

- Well appointed, modern kitchen

- Ocean front pool



The condo has all of these in spades and has other great amenities: King bed, Central A/C, In-condo (free) washer and dryer, full kitchen, free parking, fast internet, and I've left an acoustic guitar for myself and for you! There's nothing like sitting on the lanai playing guitar with the wind and the waves as your background music. (But there is a 40" flat screen TV just in case you'd rather watch that ;-)



I keep my calendar updated. If it says condo is available, it is. I know it's frustrating when you see an available condo and it's just due to folks not updating their calendars.



My name is Jim Tierney and I recently purchased this condo. Since I'll be staying in it sometimes, this is not a normal rental unit where everything was done on the cheap! I love the Westin and their Heavenly Bed, so that was my

target in creating the space (minus all the timeshare sales pitches :-).


I figure there's two things people want from a Maui vacation... 1) to see and hear the ocean from their lanai and 2) to get some sleep. :-) As for the ocean, the condo is 50 feet away from the ocean so you can sit on the lanai and watch the waves crash on the beach 80 feet below you or the sun set over the wide pacific and disappear behind the island of Lana'i. When it comes to sleeping I'm pretty particular about the mattress I sleep on, so it was important to find a good mattress that rivaled what I expect from the Westin. I just got (December 2016) a new high end Sterns & Foster King Mattress. It's wrapped up in designer bedding and 600 thread count sheets. It's amazingly comfortable and I think you'll find it's wonderful to listen to the waves as you drift off to sleep.



It's a wonderful, luxurious space that will give you everything you want from a Maui vacation. I look forward to having you experience it for yourself.



If you're into cooking, the kitchen has been completely remodeled with granite countertops and custom wood cabinets. You have all the cookware necessary for a complete meal and then some. The dishes, glassware, and tableware are all beautiful and will make having dinner on the lanai at sunset feel like a 5 star restaurant. You are also a couple minutes away from a market that specializes in local and organic foods, if you're looking for fresh ingredients.



There's also central air conditioner, which is not common in vacation rentals.



Of course, there's the usual stuff, 40' flatscreen TV with DVD and cable, high speed internet with WiFi, speakers to plug an iPod into, hair dryer, small library of DVDs, and even a desk to write postcards on or check email (not that you'd be doing that on your vacation). There's also stuff like beach chairs, a boogie board, snorkel equipment, and beach towels. The couch becomes a full sized, memory foam sofa bed to accomodate kids or another adult. This IS a sofa bed. It's a nice one, but like all sofa beds it's not the paragon of comfort, especially for adults.



The complex is adjacent to a sandy beach (5 min. walk) which is great for swimming or just laying out. There's a grassy area directly in front with chaise lounges. You're one block from restaurants and shopping. It's an excellent central location to go north to Kapalua/Honalua or south to Kaanapali, Lahaina town and the Lahaina Harbor.



So if you're excited about staying at a wonderful condo, this is it!



Some notes about the complex the condo is in... The pool is nice and well maintained. The fitness center is small, but decently equipped (and free). There's an activities desk to help you book stuff to do. (You can also ask me for recommendations). However, there are no water slides or pool boys bringing you drinks. The condo is a beautiful space surrounded by all Maui has to offer but the resort complex is pretty basic.



Also, they're putting in a temporary sea wall. The sea wall will be finished by 12/9/16. It shouldn't affect your stay at all, other than you might see some heavy machinery driving through the parking lot and see some yellow tape on the outskirts of the property. The condo and complex aren't affected, as the work is being done on the shoreline in front of the complex.



As mentioned, it's a short, 5 minute walk to get to a sandy beach. Although most folks go to a beach

with good snorkeling or good waves anyways, which is not Kahana Bay. Black Rock beach or Honolua Bay have much better snorkeling and are 5-10 minutes drive away.




Hawaii Tax ID: TA-113-583-7184-01

Location

Lahaina, HI, United States of America
  • Napili Bay - 37 min walk
  • West Maui Mountains - 8 min walk
  • Kahana Beach - 6 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Napili Bay - 37 min walk
  • West Maui Mountains - 8 min walk
  • Kahana Beach - 6 min walk
  • Ka'opala Beach - 17 min walk
  • Keonenui Beach - 18 min walk
  • Honokowai Beach Park - 26 min walk
  • Keka'a Beach - 32 min walk
  • Napili Bay Beach - 40 min walk
  • Kahekili Beach - 41 min walk
  • Kapalua Beach - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Kapalua Golf Resort Bay Course - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km

Getting around

  • Kahului, HI Airport (OGG) - 49 min drive
  • West Maui Airport (JHM) - 3 min drive
  • Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Station - 12 min drive

The apartment

Key facts

  • Apartment (431 sq ft)
  • Internet
  • Non-smoking

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom

Entertainment and recreation

  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Outside

  • Patio

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 3
  • Minimum check-in age: 18

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Arriving/leaving

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.
  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays.

Also known as

  • Romantic 9th Fl. Ocean View Studio Your Home Maui Sounds Sea
  • Romantic 9th Fl. Ocean View Studio Your Home on Maui!
  • Romantic 9th Fl. Ocean View Studio: Your Home on Maui! Lahaina
  • Romantic 9th Fl. Ocean View Studio: Your Home on Maui! Apartment
  • Romantic 9th Fl. Ocean View Studio Your Home Maui Sounds Sea

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Miso Phat Sushi (4-min walk), Maui Brewing Company (5-min walk), and Slappy Cakes (2.1 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like fishing, hiking, and parasailing. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The views were beautiful

    The bed was comfy.... although I’m not sure why you need a heavy comforter in HI😀. The bathroom door needs adjusting as it didn’t stay closed. The unit was found to be clean when we arrived and I am picky. It would be nice to have a small stick vacuum in the unit especially for the carpet. With a little hunting I found all the pots and pans. The barbecue utensils are in the range drawer. I would definitely rent this unit again. Larger pillowcases would be appreciated on the two smaller pillows.

    Diane V., Other trip, Feb 7, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    View was as advertised, but........

    View was as advertised and the lanai quite comfortable and pleasant. There is no reason why the a/c thermostat can’t be repaired or replaced, no chain to change speed on the fan, microwave doesn’t work, ice cooler bag has no zipper so it is worthless and for the price you can get a nicer 1 bedroom apartment!

    gerard b., Other trip, Jun 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean and comfortable

    The place was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Decent and affordable place to stay in the Lahaina area. Small walk to the beach.

    John W., Other trip, May 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quite, clean & comfortable

    Quite, clean & comfortable.

    Other trip, Mar 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice place, pool right near the ocean, great ocean view balcony

    Nice amenities including every beach item you’d want. Good location near the best snorkeling beaches on the islands.

    Rebecca C., Other trip, Dec 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Slice of Heaven

    My wife and I enjoyed our stay at this unit very much. From the accommodations to the location on the island, this condo was perfect for our week in paradise. Condo - the unit is just as described and provided all of the amenities we desired, including a blender to make smoothies with in the morning. The bed is very comfortable and provides a spectacular view of the ocean as it is positioned in front of the lanai. Location- the unit is just north of Kaanapali and is a beautiful part of the Island. There is a nice beach directly to the left of the condo that is perfect for a beach day. The pool overlooks the ocean and is very well Maintained. There are a few restaurants within walking distance that are great for a quick bite to eat. We travelled to several different beaches around the island and the waters beyond are condo were by far the most active for whale watching. Absolutely spectacular. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

    Haley B., Other trip, Mar 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent condo, awesome views!!

    Really enjoyed the ocean views, listening to the waves, and relaxing on the lanai watching the sunset. Condo was clean, well equipped, and the building was very well maintained!! Jim did an excellent job communicating with us and made sure we were taken care of. Mahalo, Jim

    Mark M., Other trip, Apr 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The Perfect Vacation

    Had a great time staying here. The condo had a great view and was very up to date. Short drive to some great beaches and restaurants. Could listen to ocean waves at night and had a very relaxing vacation. Great for 2 people, a third could fit but may start to get a little cramped.

    Anubhav P., Other trip, Aug 15, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Royal Kahana

    We love the Royal Kahana! We have stayed in 3 different units since 2004 & been impressed with each one. No matter where unit is located there is always great view!

    Phyllis B., Other trip, Jan 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Royal Kahana 916.

    Real nice place. Great location. We enjoyed our stay. Aloha!

    Bruce K., Other trip, Apr 16, 2019

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