Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Natalia and Christian Saxvik
- english, Russian, japanese
About Natalia and Christian Saxvik
Christian and Natalia Saxvik are the owners from Vancouver BC Canada. We love Maui and hope that your will also enjoy our great vacation home.
Natalia and Christian Saxvik purchased this Townhouse in 2007
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Delightful West Maui Spot for Laidback Families
This condo is in an awesome location in West Maui - just 3 mins walk to Valley Isle sandy beach and 5 mins walk to private sandy Kahana Outriggers beach. The unit lives bigger than it is thanks to good layout and fans help dampen the noise between living spaces. The master bed was surprisingly comfortable and our kids slept great in the bunk room.
The inventory of extras like beach gear and kitchen implements isn’t perfectly curated like some places but we didn’t mind because we didn’t expect the Ritz for this price. We just bought some extra beach towels and happily improvised as needed. Furniture and finishings are simple (reminds me of our family’s home on rural Big Island) but if you can easily relax into casual Hawaii-style living, you will LOVE this place - we sure did!!!
The Good: excellent location with 2 beach access points, 5 restaurants, a few stores just a short walk away. Very quiet location and great patio with table. Decent bed in main bedroom and AC unit. It’s nice to have multiple fans too. Solid kitchen.
Needs some attention: a few simple things would really improve the experience to the great location such as more beach and bathroom towels, beach chairs, wine glasses. The AC unit in the 2nd bedroom and mattresses for bunk beds and twin bed should be replaced.
Steven, thank you for the comments. If there is anything you need during the stay, our local property manager is available to help at the contact details provided. Perhaps you missed it but we do have a full cupboard of beach and bath towels. The beach toys and equipment such as chairs is not monitored and will change as guests leave gear or wear out other items. The AC in the 2nd bedroom is almost brand new, and bunk bed mattresses are very recent Ikea style. If you had a concern during your stay, it is best to contact the local manager so we can try and resolve any concern during the stay. Regards Christian
Nice place just wish it was closer to the beach. We never did find a beach to walk to
We had a great time
One way to access the sandy part of Kahana is through the Valley Isle resort just a few minutes walk to the south. The beach gets wider as you go farther to the left (south) and there is a public access path just south of the Kahana Sands hotel. Kahana beach is usually a calm beach and it has good snorkeling. If you walk north from our unit about 100 yards along Lower Honoapiilani Road next to the Kahana Village complex, there is public shoreline access to a very nice very flat water beach. We like this the best. There is also a really nice untouched little beach just off the road a little north from there. The famous Kapalua Beach area is just 3 minutes drive north just next to the SeaHouse Restaurant. There is lots of free parking, washrooms, and a nice strip of grass with palm trees for shade above the beach. The trail along the beach and beyond is actually a special walking trail that will take you past some beautiful rocky coves (turtles love them) with flat calm water on the way to Oneloa Beach. If you drive north another 2 minutes, you will get to the Oneloa Beach area. This beach has lots of free parking, sugar white sand, crystal clear water, and lots of room. To the south, another beach we especially like is on north Kaanapali beach at Kahekili Beach Park which is just 5 minutes south by car. Drive to Puukolii Road and turn in towards the Westin Hotel. There is lots of free parking right next to the beach and there is a grassy area with palm trees for shade, washrooms, picnic tables, BBQs. The beach is great for the whole family. These are just a few of the multitude of amazing beaches with public access in Maui.
Perfect for our family!
This place worked perfectly for our family! Convenient location, close to nice beaches, and 10 min to Lahaina. We really appreciated all of the extras in the unit. The pack-n-play and high chair came in handy for our one year old and our other three kids took advantage of the body board and snorkeling gear! Plenty of room for everyone to sleep. Really nice place to come back to after exploring the island. Parking spot was a little tight but it was so nice to be able to park right next to the unit when hauling up groceries or gear. Loved how private the lanai felt with all the tropical plants and trees. Did make it difficult to sit out and watch the kids in the pool, but the pool was pretty cold anyway so we just usually hit the beach instead. The unit was very clean but did have some minor wear and tear (i.e. no fridge handle) but overall price was great, unit had everything we needed and the location was good. Really glad we found this place.
Beds lack proper mattresses, loft not usable as a bed. Not worth it!
Queen bed in master & twin in 2nd bedroom both have old, thin foam mattresses that are sunken in the middle. No support at all! I was in so much pain after trying to sleep on it for the 4 night stay. The only beds with a proper mattress are the twin bunk beds. Loft only had pillows on it, it can't even be counted as a bed in my opinion. Also, there are no glass windows, only plantation shutters. So you hear everyone outside all night, including the busy street the unit faces. "Beach" across the street from unit is a tiny strip of sand covered in beach bags to prevent erosion. We drove to a different beach every day. Unit pool was so chlorinated my kids couldn't swim in it. Only 1 beach chair in unit, it's not going to last long. Kitchen & bathroom had all the essentials, which really was the only plus. Will not stay here again. Spend a bit more & sleep comfortably elsewhere.
We are very sorry that your stay in our unit was not up to your expectations. It sounds that the most upsetting part was issues with the mattresses. We understand that everybody has their own preference on the softness of the mattress. Our mattresses are standard Ikea mattresses, and they are medium firm. Most of our guests are happy with the mattresses, but I guess some people with back issues may dislike the firmness. If you had any concerns or special needs, we are always available to answer your questions prior to the stay. You also mentioned that the loft is not a bed and not suitable for sleeping. We advertise our unit for 6 guests only. We have a queen bed in one of the bedrooms, a bunk bed (2 beds) with brand new mattresses, a single bed plus the loft in the second bedroom. We also have an unfolding double sofa bed in the living room. Technically, we have 7 sleeping places PLUS loft. Usually the loft is used by kids to play or sleep, but they do not have to use it because THERE ARE OTHER BEDS.
In regards to finding beaches near the unit, we have Kahana beach right across from our unit. You can choose to walk a few minutes to the left of our unit to get to the wider section of Kahana beach, or go north a few minutes walk from the unit to get to a very secluded beach. Personally, I prefer the secluded beach. If the tide is high and it is taking over a large portion of the sand, we recommend going to the famous larger beaches like Kanaapali or Napilii. We have multiple beaches just a 5 min drive from the property.
Regarding chlorine in the pool, I am not sure why would you be surprised to find chlorine in the pool. It would not be healthy for your kids without chlorine in the pool and i believe it is required by law for the Condo Association. Maui is a tropical place with endless bacteria thriving in hot climate. The management uses professional company to maintain both pools daily. If chlorine is an issue, the ocean is just few minutes away.
Our unit is a typical Hawaiian bungalow with window shutters. Most people appreciate the Hawaiian flavor of the house and the ocean breeze coming through the shutters, but some prefer a modern hotel room. There is no right or wrong. We are not a 5 star hotel, it is our vacation home which we share with other guests. We appreciate all your comments, but we also expect that the guests read all information provided on our website, ask additional questions and make the right choice for their accommodation.
Had a blast and children saw plenty turtles
Located on Maui's famed Westside you will be close to sandy Kahana Beach, shopping and restaurants. Lush tropical landscaping surrounds 2 pools, several barbecue areas, laundry facilities and a tennis/basketball court. Kana'apali Beach is 5 minutes away and Lahaina Town is just 10 minutes away, by car or public transit.