A note from the owner.
Welcome to our Maui ohana. Our unit is special because of the extra space and privacy, including the cool, shady side lanai we call our grotto—the perfect place to curl up with a good book, and a lovely respite from the afternoon heat!
From our ocean lanai, we like to watch the morning “commerce” as snorkelers arrive by boat and kayak to explore nearby Turtle Town. Outrigger canoes and paddle-boards slip silently out from Chang’s beach. In whale season, we can watch these amazing creatures play for hours right from our lanai.
As sunset approaches you might hear music from the tiny beach cove just below us—hardly an evening goes by without a wedding on this very special beach. Children can play safely on the grass right in front of our lanai and they especially love the safe, cozy feel and gentler waters of the beach cove.
We like to think our unit is the most comfortable on the property. In the living room we have two leather recliners and a huge sectional, perfect for a gathering of friends and family, or for a quiet afternoon nap.
The office doubles as a sleeping space, with a love seat that becomes a queen bed. The bookshelf is packed with lots of good books, jigsaw puzzles and games for all ages. The large L-shaped desk is designed with plenty of room for two work spaces, two comfortable, cushy desk chairs, and a color printer for your convenience. But don’t work too hard—you’re on vacation!
Aloha, and thank you for considering our very special, very private Maui ohana for your vacation.Through the years, we have remodeled and redecorated, always with an eye on comfort and convenience. We made sure to keep the original plantation style shutters throughout, for airflow and privacy. We have a fold out couch in the large “two-station” office area. We keep a color printer for your use, and basic office supplies. There is a nice library of books, some our own, some that guests have left through the years. There are games, puzzles and cards in the cabinet below the books. The office is connected to the living room (with a half wall) so we can look out at the ocean while working!
The sectional in the living room is good for curling up with a book or even for sleeping. There is a large flat screen television in the living room, with a coffee table that opens out to a big square for entertaining and leather recliners for reading, watching television, or studying the ocean. In the office and bedrooms are “ihomes” for your iPad and phones. Both bathrooms have digital scales (but forget that, you are on vacation!). We have a big tub in the master bath. Both bedrooms have flat screen televisions and lots of dresser and closet space. The kitchen is equipped with Keurig, coffee pot, grinder, rice cooker, hot pot, Avalon cookware, Victorinox Swiss Army knives and more. There is a tripod for photos and a strong set of binoculars—great fun for watching divers and whales, all the way to Kahoolawe! If you take a great photo, share it in the guest book—we’d love to know what you love about Maui! If you think we are missing something useful, please tell us; we truly want to make our ohana your home away from home!
Of course, Maui isn’t just about the inside. We love the area surrounding our unit. Because we have a corner ground floor unit, we are surrounded by tropical foliage and the grassy area in front of the lanai is great for little ones. We have a comfy love seat on the entry lanai, and an over-sized teak box to store your beach toys while you are visiting. The box also holds several beach chairs for your use. The ocean front lanai is also lovely, with a large table and umbrella, and two chaise lounges. But the unexpected treasure is our ‘grotto’, a side lanai (rare at Makena Surf) which offers a cool respite in the heat of the day. Curl up on the love seat to read or lie back on a chaise and nap the afternoon away in a shaded cove surrounded by foliage.
We are a short walk from a tiny beach cove, where kids can play for hours. I love to go down in the morning and discover their sand castles and messages. The cove is a great stepping in point for snorkeling the short distance to Turtle Town, or around the point to Chang’s beach. The cove is also a favorite spot for small, private wedding ceremonies!
We hope you love this unit, Makena Surf, and Maui, and we hope you will share your experience with us, and your suggestions. We want to make our Maui ohana the most comfortable unit at Makena Surf. If you are happy, then we are happy!
Makena Surf Resort is a luxurious secluded beachfront condominium located in exclusive Makena Resort. This gated community was developed with six 2 & 3 story buildings each offering sweeping views of the Pacific. The pristine and picturesque beach and rocky shoreline fronting the property is exceptional for sunsets, swimming, sunning and spectacular seasonal whale watching.
Makena Surf Resort offers:
- central air conditioning
- two large pool areas with Jacuzzi
- private gas barbecue areas
- four tennis courts
- free on site parking.
- fully equipped kitchens
- washers & dryers
- cable television
- free local phone service
- private lanais
- linens provided
- Daily maid service is included at this resort property.
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