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Ocean-Front Maui 3br/3ba Penthouse With 2 Spacious Lanais and Breath-Taking View

Bedrooms 3
Space 152 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Spread Out and Enjoy the Best Views on Maui in our Private Slice of Paradise

This 3-bedroom, 3-bath penthouse condo awaits your romantic island get-away or fun-filled family vacation. At 1640 square feet of indoor living space plus an additional 810 square feet of outdoor lanai space, this home allows you to bring the whole family. Our condo is located on a corner as close to the ocean as you can get and the views are simply amazing. Many other listings show photos of views that are obtained by twisting one's neck or using a telephoto lens, but the ocean views from our condo are so awesome that the camera cannot do justice.

Please note that we are doing an extensive remodel in the summer of 2018 that will include new bathrooms, kitchen and flooring. Stay tuned for further details.

The condo comfortably sleeps 6 with generous-sized rooms and high ceilings. Two bedrooms have king-size beds, ensuite bathrooms and doors that open out to a lanai. The master bedroom actually has doors leading to two different lanai's. Imagine not even having to get out of bed to enjoy the ocean view and listening to the sounds of the ocean to lull you to sleep every night. The third bedroom has two single beds that can be made into a king-sized bed and a door to the 3rd bathroom/powder room. Central air-conditioning and a full washer and dryer are included as well as 3 televisions, (one with surround sound and Apple TV), DVD players and Wi-Fi internet access to provide our guests with all of the comforts of home. Fully-stocked kitchen with dishwasher and full-sized refrigerator/freezer gives our guests the choice to eat in or dine out.

Makena Surf is a quiet, low-density condo complex about 5 minutes south of Wailea and across from a great golf course. Wailea is home to award-winning restaurants and world-class golf courses as well as excellent shopping. Makena Surf has two swimming pools and hot tubs, tennis courts, an herb garden, 24 hour security and free parking.

Watch both the ocean and TV from the L-shaped couch in the great room or have a family meal in the 6-seat dining table. Sample the vistas from each of the 6 lounge chairs on the lanai and try to decide which one has the best view! It's a tough life but someone has to live it. Even the kitchen has an ocean view so if you decide not to dine in one of the world-class restaurants in nearby Wailea, you can enjoy the view while you cook. Or you can fire up the barbecue and eat at the dining table on the lanai.

If you love watching the ocean, you will be so happy here that you might not want to leave! But if you want to venture outside, it is a short walk to 2 wonderful beaches and several more are a short drive away. The cove in front of our beach is so awesome that people pay to be brought here but all you have to do is put on your flippers and swim on over. We have beach chairs, towels, an umbrella and cooler, boogie boards and sand toys for your use and you can rent kayaks and snorkel gear near by. Or you can dine at world-class restaurants like Ko, Ferraro's and Morimoto Maui and Spago which are minutes away.

Keywords: makena surf, ocean-front, oceanfront, ocean-view, oceanview, maui, hawaii, snorkel, whale-watch, kayak, turtles, ocean front, Wailea, views,

Tax ID GE/TA-153-177-7024-01

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Susan Heller
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017

About Susan Heller

My family and I have been coming to Maui since 2004. We have finally made the plunge and purchased our dream home and we are looking forward to sharing it with you. This condo has been a family home for several years and is very well-kept.

When we are on vacation, my family and I like to snorkel, hike and beach comb and most of all we love to watch the sunset.

Susan Heller purchased this condo in 2015

Why Susan Heller chose Wailea

When I first saw this property on the internet, I couldn't sleep because I didn't know that a place that was so close to the ocean with such great views was affordable. Makena Surf rivals the near-by world-class resorts but with less hustle and bustle and a lot more privacy. The popular guide book, 'Maui Revealed,' gives Makena Surf its "A Real Gem" rating and says "the location is wonderful....Buildings B and F are our favorites." I also love the close proximity to uncrowded beaches, the lush landscaping, and the herb garden. Yet Wailea with its shopping center and award-winning restaurants is a 5-minute drive and the airport is 30 minutes away. Makena Surf is definitely a hidden jewel in the oasis of South Maui.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo has one of the best and most unobstructed views of the ocean along with one of the biggest lanais in Makena Surf. Makena Surf is a low-density property right on the ocean as well as a gated community with 24-hour security.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Wailea, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 152 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , En suite bathroom for second bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , En-suite bathroom for 3rd bedroom/ shared powder room.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Dual sinks. Jacuzzi has ocean view.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Patio door to lanai, ocean views and en suite bathroom.
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Patio doors leading to two different lanais. Amazing views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , En-suite bathroom shared as powder room.
  • Luxury linens, iHome alarm clocks with iphone chargers, powerstrips to charge your other electronics.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean-Front Maui 3br/3ba Penthouse With 2 Spacious Lanais and Breath-Taking View
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Stunning Makena property

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this property with my family and my Mother. I can't say enough about the quality and condition of this property. The view from the lanai could not be any better. Waking up every morning to the view of paradise is something we will never forget. The owners have made sure that every need is met above and beyond expectation. The entire property of Makena Surf is first class and manacured daily by the grounds crew. Oh and by the way the best snorkeling in Maui with resident turtles is right down at your own nearly private beach steps from your penthouse unit. we love everything that Makena has to offer away from the tourist throngs. This property is simply outstanding. Thanks for allowing us to share your awesome piece of paradise Susan

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely oceanfront condo in a very well manicured gated community. World class view of the beach and very easy (3 min walk) access to 2 separate beaches that both offer (one is much bigger) great sand, snorkeling w sea turtles and fish (snorkel trips come to this location) swimming and fun boogie boarding. Lanais (one w grill) and big windows are great and allow for enjoyment of the ocean views. Tennis, pools and hot tubs also in gated community.

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the 3br Penthouse was fantastic. The house was clean and well maintained with easy access for arrival/departure. The amenities, location, and communication with Susan beforehand was perfect.

We were a group of 3 couples in our early 30s and found the place met all our needs and then some. Between the inviting lanais and the walking distance beaches you could easily spend the whole day without leaving the complex. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby and the location also worked well as a starting point for many of our adventures.

I could not recommend this place highly enough and it is one of the few times where the pictures do not do it justice. Thanks for sharing your vacation home with us and hopefully we are able to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully memorable Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our 3 teenage daughters had the best time here at the condo in Makena. We are sad to go home. It was so beautiful, peaceful and serene here. We saw a few whales from the lanai and enjoyed the wonderful beaches of Makena. We would absolutely do this same vacation again and again. This condo had everything we needed and more. The layout was great for those that wanted to sleep in -and great for those that didn't! Wonderfully memorable Christmas!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't Beat the Property or Unit

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific unit with three bedrooms, all with on suite bathrooms. Everything was well-maintained and fully functioning. Some basic upgrades (solid countertops, modern washer/dryer) made the unit that much more comfortable. The unit was very well stocked and appointed. We stayed there as three generations: grandma, mom and dad, and two small children (ages 2 and 4).

Great communication with owner and caretaker. Great staff at condo office, and friendly landscapers around the property.

The unit overlooks Turtle Town, a great place to snorkel or even just spot turtles from the lanai (also a prime spot for watching the sun set). The swimming beach is a very short walk within the property. The pool is steps away (but nicely protected from sound by beautifully maintained vegetation). The whole property is nicely kept, including an herb garden. The unit is soundproofed from neighbors and construction, making for a peaceful and quiet vacation spot.

Great location on Maui with Makena State Park and amenities of Wailea within 5-10 minutes in either direction of the condo.

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is as amazing as it looks!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect. We spent a week there (June 2016) with six people - two adults and four of our kids (teenagers/young adults). It was absolutely beautiful, both inside and out. The lanais are great...we had many meals there, and also enjoyed eating out at a variety of places in Makena and Kehei. The condo had so many amenities, which the owner generously shares with the guests (ranging from boogie boards and beach chairs to condiments in the fridge). We enjoyed falling asleep on the lanai under the stars a couple of times. You can easily walk to the beaches. They are nice, and varied. The owner was great to work with and very professional. Regarding the construction on the property, we did not have any issues whatsoever. In fact, the property is really beautiful and well maintained...a real Hawaiian paradise! We highly recommend the sunrise at Ha'aleakala; it's worth getting up in the middle of the night for. If you don't want to do the biking down, there are some great hikes at the top (sliding sands). We would absolutely return to this condo.

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Po'olenalena and Chang's
Car: necessary

Our condo is the south side of the beautiful island of Maui. From "With 120 miles of coastline, Maui boasts over 30 miles of beautiful beaches. On these world famous shores you'll find white, black and red sand beaches, renowned surfing and windsurfing spots as well as some of the best beaches in the world to simply swim, snorkel and sunbathe."


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo on Wailea, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$99 per night, per additional guest
December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$99 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$99 per night, per additional guest
2018 Winter/Spring Break
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$99 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2018 Post Remodel
17 Nov 2018 - 27 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$125 per night, per additional guest
Nov/Dec 2018 post remodel
28 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$112 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2018
18 Dec 2018 - 8 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$132 per night, per additional guest
Winter/Spring 2019
9 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$125 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$125 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$395.46 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,318.2
Tax Rate 14.42%

There are 27 steps up to our unit and there is no elevator.

Cancellation Protection is highly recommended for more information click:

State of Hawaii Tax ID: TA/GE 153-177-7024-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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