Villa, 2 makuuhuonetta täysin uusittu + laveri (s), 3 kylpylät, vuodepaikkoja 4-6)
Dennis & Joan
100 %:n hyvitys, jos peruutus on tehty vähintään 60 päivää ennen saapumispäivää.
Cannot WAIT to return!
My husband, daughter, Mom, & I all took our first trip to Maui in late June, and Joan and Dennis’ amazing house made our trip that much more incredible. They were fantastic with communicating before/during/after our trip, and a handwritten note and welcome gifts greeted us upon our arrival.
The location was perfect – 2 minutes from a wonderful general store and several restaurants near the Ritz Carlton, right off the highway to take you along the coast, and with beautiful views of the ocean. A short drive away were some great beaches – we went to Ka’anapali and Napili – and more dining options in Lahaina were only 20 minutes away. The carport parking was very convenient, though there was limited lighting backing out of the space at night, so do be careful.
The open-concept home itself had a generous common area in addition to 2 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Honestly, I know it sounds cliché, but the pictures truly don't do the home justice! The beds were comfortable, and the wall unit air conditioners cooled the rooms down quickly after a hot day outside. The master bathroom was huge, with a double vanity and granite countertops, lots of cabinet space, a separate toilet room, and a beautiful spacious shower. It felt like we lived there... one can dream! The second bedroom was just as large and so was the bathroom, which included a deep bathtub with shower. The beds were oh so comfortable, and our daughter fell asleep quickly on the pull out sofa after each day's activities. The beautiful kitchen had cooking utensils, plenty of dishes, spices, and an ice maker as part of a full-size fridge and freezer.
As many people said in reviews we read while we were researching before our trip, the only negative is that we had to leave! We went to the Big Island and O’ahu after Maui, and it wasn’t long before we all wished we could’ve stayed in Maui at Joan and Dennis’ home longer! My husband and I are already talking about a return trip to Maui, and it wouldn’t be the same without staying at Joan and Dennis’ home! Mahalo from the bottom of my heart!
-The Sawers Family
This property was perfect for our family of four. We loved the location, the view, the amenities and the hospitality of Dennis and Joan. If we get a chance to return to Maui we would certainly rent this villa again.
The Kocsis Family
It was a pleasure to host your family's vacation in Maui. We appreciate the care you took of our home and we're sincerely glad that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Maui again one day soon. Aloha and mahalo.
Wonderful location, excellent view!
The property was very clean and had everything we needed. Boogie boards, snorkel gear, cooler, towels, chairs, and even an umbrella made our time at the beach very enjoyable.
The two bedrooms with their own private bath was great! A third bath for guests as well. The shower water pressure was excellent, soap, shampoo and towels all provided, and a shower big enough to throw a party in (Not that I would advise that!).
Communication with our host was as frequent as needed and their response time was less than 24 hours. Everything was just lovely. The unit is exactly as pictured.
The kitchen was very well appointed with everything you need including beautiful bar ware, if you care about that.
If there is a slight down side to the location, it would be that the unit is just above the main road, so if you don't want to hear any traffic then be advised. Although there was not much, at first I wanted it to be more quiet, but I realized it would mean being further away from the water, and the water won. As a noise sensitive person, I also noticed that the air conditioner noise in the master bedroom competed with the sound of the waves at night, so we opted for being a little warm, so we could hear the waves over the air conditioner. These ave small things for such a lovely location and a beautiful property.
Final note, our son was getting married and staying at the Ritz, which is a beautiful and an easy five minute walk. If you pay $50.00, you can enjoy their spa all day, or better yet, don't pay the day charge and get a treatment. Don 't miss the Kapalua trail, we walked it every day and were able to get in a lot of steps! T
We're so glad to know that you enjoyed our home. We were looking forward to your arrival and your son's wedding - it is always fun to be a part of something special like that. We too opt to enjoy the sound of the ocean waves at night. People often ask if they can walk to the Ritz and that's a hard question to answer not knowing their fitness level. I'm thinking 5 minutes is about right to get to the Ritz property - coming back might take a bit longer! We hope to welcome you all back one day to celebrate their anniversaries. Mahalo.
Excellent Host (Joan Hartsough) and Beautiful Maui Villa
This spacious villa is 2 bedrooms and 3 full baths with the bedrooms on opposite sides of each other. The villa's furnishings are well appointed and complete (not Ikea). The host has done an excellent job of anticipating the needs of the traveler (i.e. luggage racks, Maui guide books and hints, games, books, beach and pool gear, wall safe, toiletries, dishes/glasses, extensive directions on how to use things in the villa, etc.) I had brought an ice chest, but this was unnecessary as there were 3 in the villa, completely unexpected!
The villa is within walking distance of the Ritz Carlton Hotel and the surrounding retail. We didn’t use the pool but it was just down the driveway. There is a road that runs behind the villa that can be noisy during the day. The bedroom behind the laundry is better suited for those who have a noise sensitivity.
Joan is hands down the best host I’ve had since I started using VRBO and other sites. She is very communicative and is quick to respond inquiries. I travel with my 84 year old mother who has issues with stairs so I asked about that before I booked. She responded with an email (over Thanksgiving weekend) containing both directions and pictures of how to access the villa without using stairs. This response was so far over what I expected that I booked the villa that weekend. After we booked, Joan followed up with emails containing advice and hints on now to enjoy our time in Maui. As our time approached for our trip, she continued to communicate with us sending detailed arrival instructions and even allowing us to check in early knowing that my mother would be tired from the airplane ride. This was appreciated by both of us.
We will certainly book this villa again if we find ourselves in Maui in the future.
We envy anyone who is blessed by being able to go on vacation with their 84-year old mother. We wanted to ensure she was comfortable and cosseted. If we thought we couldn't accommodate her needs, we would have suggested, and wanted, you to book another place so that your time together in Hawaii was a special memory for both of you.
Thank you for your compliments for our service and the villa. We work to make sure every guest wants to return. To us this is an indication that we, and Maui, have won your hearts. And that keeps us motivated to hold on to our dad's home and its memories. It inspires us to try to make every visit perfect.
Thank you for this beautiful review.
Very Beautiful House and View
We really enjoyed this unit, It was conveniently placed to beaches and nice walking /running trail. Grocery store within the 1 mile walk.
Most importantly the unit had a view on the ocean and mountains that were just breathtaking. We will definitely be back.
When a first time visitor to Maui enjoys our home and the island as much as you did, it makes our day! We very much enjoyed meeting you and your visit. Please do come back.
Perfect Location, Beautiful Home
We really enjoyed our week at this villa in Maui. Thank you to Dennis and Joan for giving us so much information via email, and sharing your lovely home with us! We hope the little google map view my sister made will help others find it more easily, as it is easy to find if you know what you're looking for. haha! Our GPS didn't work within part of the Kapalua area so we were driving around uncertain where to go. Once we knew, it's easy in, easy out, and near everything we needed. What a beautiful view of the ocean from the balcony. We miss being there and hope to return again sometime.
We very much enjoyed meeting you and thank you for the beautiful pictures you sent from your whale watch. The porpoise picture stunned us! Please do come back and visit us again.
Pääsy maailmanluokan Kapalua Platation Golf Course (koti PGA Hyundai), ja Kapalua Bay Golf Course. Kapalua Spa, Tennis Garden ja Trail System ovat myös saatavilla. Sinulla on valikoima hienoja ravintoloita muutamassa minuutissa. Ainutlaatuinen retkeilyreitit sijaitsevat ympäri keinona (Kapalua Coastal polku, reitti läpi Village Golf Course, ja trail vuoristossa West Maui). Kitesurf, mela hallituksen tai snorklata lähellä rantoja. Kapalua Resort zipline kurssi on yksi maan suurin lähes 2 kilometrin yhdensuuntainen suora zipping toimintaa sisällä West Maui vuoret. Kapalua Resort Kohteliaisuus Shttle on kuljetus ovelta ovelle entrace kolmen rannat ja kaikki Kapalua paikoissa kuten ravintoloita, kauppoja, Kapalua Spa, ja Ritz Carlton. Lähellä Honolua Store tarjoaa deli, gourmet lihat ja juustot, hienoja viinejä, tuoretuotteet ja Expresso bar.