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“Maui Kai”
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Maui Kai
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Winchester, Virginia
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32 reviews
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“Maui Kai”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We booked a jr suite at Maui Kai from Donna Bender. Donna was extremely easy to work with. She was very prompt with returning calls/email.
Our condo was fabulous with a view second to none! Our bed was a murphy bed which was very comfortable and was able to be tucked away during the day to give us more room. We watched whales from our Lanai.The sound of the ocean was so soothing at night. Kitchen was well equipped. Pool and grill area was great . Everyone was very helpful at the Maui Kai. Donna sent us her guide to Maui which was helpful.
Thank you Donna!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
I'm glad you had a fabulous time at Maui Kai watching whales and listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean. It was my pleasure arranging your stay and providing you with my 80-page guide to all things wonderful on Maui. Maui Kai awaits your return! Mahalo nui loa, Donna Bender
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We honeymooned in Hawaii and Donna was the perfect resource person to guide us to the right accomodations! We wanted a condo on the beach with the comfort of our own kitchen for occasional homemade sunset dinners on our lanai. Great location for the price considering nearby beachfront hotels werw double and even trie the price! Great bang for lur buck would definitely as Donna Bender for her recos in the future :)

  • Stayed July 2013
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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
It was my pleasure helping you arrange your honeymoon at Maui Kai! I'm glad you enjoyed sunset dinners on your lanai - it's a better view than you would get at any restaurant! You're right, Maui Kai is the best value for your money because you're guaranteed to have an oceanfront view with free daily maid service and free Internet. Let me know when you're ready to return for an anniversary celebration! Mahalo nui loa, Donna Bender
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Quick response to inquiry. Art even spoke to us about the location and things to do in the area. The condo was BEAUTIFUL! We have referred to others, and will book through Maui Kai 806 owners Art & Sophie Nickel when we return to Maui.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Aloha,
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for all the compliments. Sophie or I always respond quickly and try ensure our guests not only have a great visit but also have the information they need to help plan their trip to Maui. Thanks again for compliments and recommending us!
Mahalo,
Art and Sophie Nickel
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oregon
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Curious property. The staff is great, friendly and helpful. The view from our window (which feels like it's out *over* the ocean) is awesome. The pool and hot tub are fine. The price is excellent.

BUT everything is incredibly dated. The mattress has clearly seen better days, and the pillows were terrible. There was an infestation of ants that we couldn't ever get rid of. Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Charles M, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Aloha and Mahalo for your comments. We are pleased that you found our location to have an awesome view and that our staff was accommodating. It does appear that you were unhappy with the condition of your unit. The units in the Maui Kai Rental Program do follow high standards to keep our guests comfortable. We have a housekeeping and maintenance staff on property to attend to any issues that may arise. Once informed, we will send our association personnel to direct their attention to ants or similar pests conducive to the tropics. We hope you may consider a return visit with us.
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Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay at Maui Kai! We went for our anniversary, and wanted a place that was close enough to the action to be convenient but still felt private. Maui Kai gave was way more than we expected! You will not find a better view for the price and we loved that we could sit on our balcony and watch the whales every morning. There were plenty of restaurants close enough to walk to and the beach out front was never crowded. Maui Kai was the perfect choice for the relaxing Maui vacation we'd been dreaming of and we can't wait to return!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michelle G
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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Aloha Michelle and Tyler,
I'm glad you enjoyed your anniversary stay and the amazing ocean views... the whales do put on a great show. Let Sophie or I know when you are ready for a return visit and we'll get you organized for another great next stay!
Mahalo,
Art and Sophie Nickel
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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Comfortable and clean. Wi-find, free box office dvds in office. Friendly staff on duty. Directly above beach, we could sit on balcony and watch whales spout and ships go by. Walk out the back door to ocean 30 feet away. Bargain!

Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Aloha Sharon and Julia,
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the Maui Kai and all the great extras the Maui Kai Rental Program has to offer. Being ocean front with perfect ocean views can result in some great sightings ranging from turtles to whales. Hope we see you back soon!
Mahalo,
Art and Sophie Nickel
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed at Maui Kai booking through Donna Bender. We had only been to Hawaii previously on our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted to go again on our 40th. This time we wanted to go during whale season. We could not have stayed in a better place for the view that we had for seeing the whales! We constantly would easily see the whales from our condo. It was amazing. Also, Donna was very helpful in giving us places to eat, places to shop, good souvenir ideas, just to mention a few. I highly recommend staying at Maui Kai for a reasonable place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
I'm so glad you enjoyed your 40th wedding anniversary celebration at Maui Kai! Yes, the whale-watching is spectacular from Maui Kai as you can see in the fabulous photos you posted. It's difficult to leave Maui Kai when the whales are constantly putting on a wonderful show! I'm happy I was able to help arrange your stay and provide you with my favorite places to eat and shop. Let me know when you're ready to come back for another anniversary celebration! Mahalo nui loa, Donna Bender
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Property: Maui Kai
Address: 106 Kaanapali Shores Pl, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9448
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Maui Kai 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maui Kai features all oceanfront junior suite (studio), one bedroom and two bedroom accommodations. Daily towel service, weekly maid service, in-room safe, local phone calls, high speed internet cable hook up, wi-fi also in each room and at the pool and cabana area are all complimentary with no additional fees. Free parking. All rooms have central air conditioning, DVR's, DVD players with freee current release DVD's and spectacular sunsets. Heated pool, jacuzzi, barbecues, and laundry facilities all on site. Located on northern Kaanapali Beach, just four miles north of Lahaina. ... more   less 
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