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“Can't wait to stay in #313 again. We will never stay anywhere else!”
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Kahana Reef
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

The views are crazy good from the lanai! So many turtles and spinner dolphins to watchu everyday. Owner was so accommodating to our special requests too. Sheena was a pleasure to deal with at the management company as was Tim the onsite manager. The condo was roomy with nice furniture and a great king bed with a flat screen in the bedroom and the livingroom. Lots of extras like dvd's, books, beach chairs and a boogie board. No air conditioning needed..the fans and ocean breezes were heavenly. The grounds and pool were immaculate. Plenty of parking as well. We will be back soon. THANK YOU!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

It's been 2 weeks since we got back from our 2 week stay and I want to go back now!. Unit 313 has been our home away from home and we just love it. Very friendly complex as many people live there full time. Tim the manager also very helpful. The complex is very well maintained and the location can't be beat. 313 is a very nice clean basic condo that meets our needs just perfect. Plenty of parking, well stocked for all are cooking needs,and 50 ft from the ocean, so you can hear surf 24/7. I highly recommend this unit and complex as we have fell in love with it

  • Stayed: April 2013
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2  Thank Empireguy
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

We were in a ground-floor unit where you could watch the ocean & whales right out of your patio doors. Saw a spectacular display of whales breaching and flipping out of the water a thousand feet out into distance on our first day! (Although nothing after that because it was at the end of the whale season).
There are also "resident" sea turtles who regularly visit by the shore just outside the condo - a few feet away off the stone-wall shore.
We were so awestruck by the views that we made our own meals a few nights (on the condo-supplied shared barbecue) so that we could watch the sunsets on the water.
That said, no renovations have been made on this unit since it was built in the late '60s - which didn't bother us. Might be bothersome to some, but the unit was clean and well kept.
Keep in mind that this condo is not at a sand beach, which can be found within walking distance in both directions of the building.
There is also no air conditioning, which I was concerned about, but there is no need because there is always an ocean breeze that cools everything off in the evenings.
What you get is a spectacular ocean view at a reasonable price, and I would recommend this to everyone we know.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank geezertourist
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

We just got home from two amazing weeks on Maui (first trip to Hawaii), and staying at Kahana Reef in #321 was a wonderful home away from home. The condo was beautiful; it was nicer than the pictures we'd seen! Very clean, very nicely decorated with good quality fixtures and furnishings from solid surface countertops to a new walk-in shower, fully stocked and well organized kitchen, solid cabinetry. Loved being right on the ocean and the sound of the waves crashing against the sea wall could be heard throughout the unit ~ always had the slider open so we could hear the ocean. From the lanai we watched sea turtles right by the sea wall, and from day one of our vacation we could enjoy watching the whales. Loved having breakfast on the lanai and watching these beautiful creatures! There was a large computer monitor in the condo available so we could hook up our notebook and have a bigger screen, which was good for me as I do medical billing and could do that easier while I was away. The CA King sized bed was wonderful!! I have a bad neck and hip and can't seem to stay anywhere without being in pain. I had NO trouble; the bed was so comfortable. My husband found this piece of paradise for our first trip to Maui, and I can't imagine staying anywhere else when we return. The condo owner was very helpful from reserving the unit to the end of our vacation, and he provides information in the unit of where to eat, good places for shopping and even where to get souvenirs inexpensively! We felt right at home and were sad to leave. LOVED it and look forward to returning. Don't hesitate to stay in 321; you won't be disappointed!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

Pros-The view of Molokai it beautiful. Pool and grill are handy on ground floor. Grounds are well kept.
Cons- seawall instead of beach, #110 is in need of updating. Tub took 45 min to drain.Outside light next to bedroom, so like having a light on all night. We were greeted with flies, ants, one cochroach under sink. Get your calculator out before commiting. $165/night really turned out to be $208 with tax and "surcharge" was added without telling me ahead of time. Although there was no surcharge when I was going to stay an extra night.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank luciearl
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

This condo is perfect! It is very clean and stocked well. The waves crashing against the sea wall rock you to sleep. The view is absolutely amazing! The owner does a real nice job of providing a binder of information on local shopping, beaches, etc. It is an end unit that offers a little more privacy. The complex has a nice grill that is kept very clean. If we come back to Maui, we will try to stay in this room again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JodySaiger
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

We had a great time staying at unit 321. The best place we rented so far, exceed all our expectation. If you want a place to relax, watch sunset, listen to the waves. This is the place for you! Highly recommend, will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Kahana Reef

Address: 4471 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9295
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Lahaina
Price Range: £191 - £282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kahana Reef 2.5*
Number of rooms: 88
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