Crew Rest Maui is a hidden gem at the north end of Ma'alaea Bay in South Maui. Our privately owned two bedroom, two bathroom beachfront 'home away from home' is a corner unit on the second floor of a four-story building directly at the water's edge. Our private lanai, 30 feet from the ocean, looks across white sand beach and ocean to neighboring Islands, the world-famous Molokini crater, and 10,000 foot Haleakala. It provides the perfect winter viewing spot to watch, up close and personal, the mother hump back whales train their young for their long trip back to the Northern Pacific.
Inside you'll enjoy new granite countertops in the kitchen and baths, new Indonesian teak cabinetry throughout, new ceiling fans, new tile in the master shower, new sinks and faucets, fresh paint throughout, new rugs, brand new queen sleeper sofa with extremely comfortable memory foam mattress, new counter-height dining set, and brand new entertainment center with 55" flat screen TV. Just click through our photos to see all these gorgeous improvements.
New split A/C system was installed in late March 2019! This top of the line system includes three cooling units to allow the master bedroom, guest bedroom, and living room/kitchen area to be cooled individually for optimal comfort.
There are HUGE benefits to a corner unit on the second floor, and it's important to understand why the location of the unit in the complex makes such a huge difference.
Corner units offer: the added security of not being at ground level, the privacy of having bedroom windows looking out on the beautiful courtyard, pool and ocean instead of sidewalk and parking lot and the absence of foot traffic past your private lanai. (Before booking in Kanai a Nalu, understand that the guest bedrooms of non-corner units look out onto the parking lot. Our guest bedroom has a FULL view of the ocean and pool area.)
The master bedroom has a comfortable California King-size bed with a private bathroom and wall-to-wall windows with panoramic views of the beach, gardens, and pool/BBQ area. The second bedroom, with a view of the pool, courtyard and ocean, can be configured as a King or 2 Twins per your request. A second full bathroom is across a small alcove from the second bedroom. A queen-size sleeper couch in the living room can accommodate up to 2 additional guests. This is not your typical sleeper sofa! We splurged for the top of the line, memory foam mattress for the sofa bed and couldn't believe how comfortable it is!
We have gone above and beyond to provide you the little touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible and make Crew Rest Maui feel like your home away from home. We've added plenty of plush beach towels, some dish/laundry soap to get you started, beach toys and boogie boards, liquid soap in the bathrooms, velvet non-slip hangers, Keurig coffee maker, keyless entry keypad, secure WiFi, and a well-equipped kitchen with EVERYTHING you'll need. The living room features a smart, flat screen TV with cable and a DVD player. The guest bedroom also has a TV with an Apple TV which gives access to cable TV and allows you to sign in to your Amazon, Netflix, or Apple accounts for more entertainment choices.
The private lanai gives us so much enjoyment and is the best feature about the unit. Again, it is DIRECTLY on the water, and not all units in our complex have such an amazing location and views. The lanai is a perfect place for reading, eating, whale watching or just plain relaxing to the sound of the gentle surf. We constantly enjoy watching sea turtles directly offshore from our lanai, and we also love that we can watch our children play in the sand right from the lanai. Sugar Beach, which runs in front of our condo, continues east to the north end of Kihei as part of the Kealia Nature Preserve. This protected land translates to no development, no traffic, and no problems - just 4 miles of empty white sand beach!
If you're new to Hawaii or this area of Maui, you need to be aware of the beach conditions before you book a vacation condo! If your family is interested in swimming in the ocean or snorkeling, surfing, etc. you need to make sure the beach in front of the property you book is sandy and swimmer-friendly. Many condos in Hawaii have beautiful views and are waterfront, but have rocky beaches that are not at all conducive to swimming or other water activities. Our beach is AMAZING! Very sandy and kid friendly. You can wade right out into the water for swimming or snorkeling. This is important to know before you book!
Just down the street from our condo, you'll find the core of Maalaea and the harbor area. This adorable seaside village offers a wide variety of activities such as snorkeling excursions and sunset cruises, shopping, delicious dining options, mini golf, an aquarium, and the Pacific Whale Foundation.
We feel the central location of our condo is ideal for exploring all of Maui. You're just 15 minutes from the airport, 25 minutes from the North Shore, 10 minutes from Kihei, 20 minutes from Lahaina, and 5 miles or less from several golf course options.
Our favorite aspect of Kanai a Nalu is the quiet, laid back feel of the complex and this stretch of beach. If you like the hustle and bustle of crowded resorts where you sleep in a cramped hotel room and share a beach and pool with hundreds of people while enjoying a $15 cocktail, this is not the place for you. Crew Rest Maui offers the ultimate in beachfront relaxation. Our spacious condo, uncrowded beach and pool, and quiet, low-key ambience provide the best vacation experience available on Maui.