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Review 5092: Kahana Village, Apartment
2bed/2bath apartment near Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
7/19/11-7/26/11, one week
The condos are right on the ocean and within 15 minutes of Lahaina.
You could easily walk to several restaurants. The nearest small market is only a few minutes away by foot. The closest large grocery store was ten minutes by car.
There are a total of 42 condo units; 14 three bedroom units and 28 two bedroom units. All three bedroom units are on the ground floor. There were children below us, but we very seldom could hear them. The apartments are laid out well, with pretty large rooms. The two bedroom units have one bedroom on bottom and a loft bedroom (with its own bathroom) up one flight of stairs. There is an ample kitchen stocked well with most anything you need to make meals, including normal sized refrigerator and dishwasher; plus a full sized washer and dryer in hallway. There is safe free parking.
All two-bedroom units have a large lanai off the living room, fully furnished with nice patio furniture and lounges. There is a 42' diameter pool steps away from the condos with tables, chairs, umbrellas and lounges. There is also a small cabana where the weekly Mai Tai party is held on Wednesdays, hosted by the staff at Kahana Village. The beach is not the best in Maui, but the children seemed to love it, digging and finding many fun things in the sand. We saw several people fishing right off the beach.
The furnishings are different in each condo. There are true to life photos of the condos on the website, including the furnishings. There were amenities, i.e. soap, shampoo, kitchen soap and laundry soap included in the unit.
The unit was very clean, and if you are staying longer than six nights, there is mid-week maid service, which includes changing of all linens and towels.
The mattresses were very comfortable, and the living room is furnished with very comfortable sofas and recliners. The unit had TVs in each bedroom and living room, including DVD and CD players. There was cable hookup that was easy to use. There is free unlimited local, national and most international long distance phone service. There is free wireless high speed Internet in each unit.
There were all the necessities you would need in the kitchen to cook a meal. The dishes and glassware were of good quality and plentiful. We only ate breakfast at the condo, but we did bring in food a couple of nights when we were too tired to go out after a full day of activities.
Problems or Bonuses
We had no surprises and everything was exactly like the photos on the website, only the grounds were even more beautiful. The flowering plants were so beautiful we were constantly taking photos and the birds were beautifully colored and always singing. The surf noise, which few people ever get tired of, could be hushed by closed windows and doors.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
The administrative staff at Kahana Village could not have been easier to work with. We felt like we had an extended family by the week's end. The prices on the website is exactly what we paid, but they do have great bargain prices offered every so often.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I would recommend this vacation spot to family and friends. It fits anyone, either families with children or adults vacationing alone.
Things to do in this area
There is shopping within ten minutes by car and wonderful restaurants and bars within ten minutes, also. Whaler's Village (top notch shopping outside mall) is within 15 minutes away. We never had a problem parking when we wanted to use a beach, even the best beaches in Maui. I fell in love with Maui and will definitely spend time there again.
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