Maui Kai Penthouse - Panoramic Ocean Views & Whale Watching from the Lanai
From its perch on the 10th floor of the Maui Kai at Ka'anapali, "The Gem of Maui," a 1BR/1BA penthouse condo, offers panoramic ocean vistas that will take your breath away. It was love, at first sight, the first time we saw the views for ourselves - and we think you'll agree!
Of all the accommodations on all of the Hawaiian islands, Maui Kai at Ka'anapali is one of the closest to the water. Any closer and you’d be sleeping in the seaweed with the whales and turtles! In fact, every year, Molokai and Lanai host momma whales ready to birth their calves. And you'll get a front-row seat to the magic from this penthouse condo.
Settle into the lounger on the lanai to watch the turtles and whales zip through the emerald waters. Sitting at the 4-person patio table, it’s almost like you’re dining with them.
Even when you leave the beach, you don’t have to leave the sights, sounds, and the smell of sea air: floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors connect the living room to the lanai, letting the ocean breezes blow through and creating a true indoor/outdoor space. There’s also comfy couch and chair for relaxing after your day in the sun and sand.
Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the crashing waves in the king bed, made up with elegant linens and bedding. The master also offers a 40” flat screen TV, plenty of storage space, and an updated bathroom with walk-in shower.
Whether you’re an at-home chef or a takeout aficionado, the fully-equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook (or re-heat restaurant leftovers). It’s outfitted with full-size appliances, plus extras like a blender and mixer. Cooking up the most important meal of the day is a cinch with a coffeemaker, egg poacher, waffle iron, and muffin tin. Enjoy your meals at the 4-person table, where you can still see the ocean as you enjoy a home-cooked meal. Or grill out in the cabana area by the pool.
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OMG! This is absolutely the best location in Maui! We watched whales and sea turtles all from the comfort of our beautiful and spacious Lanai! Binoculars were even in the drawer beneath the TV to make it even better! There is a mirror on the Lanai, which may not sound like much but seriously, it's like 360* ocean views!
The room itself was very spacious and comfortable. The parking was great, and very easy to unload your car and baggage carts were available for you to bring your luggage or groceries up to the room. The elevators were quick and never a wait.
The property was very quiet and well kept. Did I mention the towels? So many and so soft! Loved that the kitchen had everything you could possibly need, even plastic food storage containers. Blender, toaster, nice knives, cutting board , glasses, plates, pots and pans, and the ice machine in the fridge worked way better than any I've had at home!
This was truly a hidden gem. So glad we took a chance on VRBO, our first ever, but not our last! We'll be back as often as we can! This was truly a game changer from the normal hotel room on Kaanapali! Thank you so very much! AWESOME!!
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We have a total of five vacation rental homes out of which 2 are located in the Rockies of Canada, 1 in Edmonton, Canada, and 2 are located in Maui, Hawaii.