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Wailea Beach Villas
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San Jose, CA
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“Best Place in Wailea”
Reviewed 21 December 2007

This place "rocks". It is by far the best place we've stayed in Wailea. In the last year, we've had great stays at the Four Seasons and Fairmont. This alternative is even better.

We spent the Thanksgiving week in a three bedroom unit in one of the towers. Our party of seven (four adults and three children ages 6, 6, and 10) fit comfortably into the spacious condo.

Each unit has a semi-private elevator with card key access. The view from our end unit condo on the top floor was fabulous. The service was great. There is covered parking with easy elevator access.

This is an ideal place to spend a vacation with your family.

  • Liked — Spacious rooms, great service, and beautiful views.
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 November 2007

My wife and I recently returned from a 5 night stay at the Wailea Beach Villas (WBV). Our travel party included a mother in law and three children ages 1,3, and 12. We booked through the property itself as opposed to the online brokers for two reasons. 1. Daily maid service, and 2. Many of their garden view class rooms are in the penthouse building on the 2nd floor, and actually offer a nice ocean view.

Their website has pictures of all the interiors (and their lanai views) for the units they manage. We chose 210 since it had twin beds in the second bedroom, and a den that could be closed off at night for our 12 year old.

This property is a superior alternative to a hotel stay, and actually is less expensive than renting the necessary 2 rooms at a similarly appointed property. Prior to finding WBV, we have avoided a condo stay on Maui due to the lack of amenities and presence of only a motel style pool.

This is a spectacular property. The Landscaping is unreal, and the services rival many hotels on the island. The units are large enough that even our party of 6 never felt like we were bumping into each other. The furnishings were comfortable, and luckily the owners of our unit spared no expense in outfitting the gourmet kitchen.

The shops at Wailea are directly across from the WBV and there is a secure gate to access them. Essentially, this becomes the ‘onsite ‘ food source and mini mart that are found in a comparable hotel. To go orders are easily managed and Longhi’s delivers to your suite if required.

Positives:

Great beach for small children

Beach valet to set up chairs

Friendly staff

High end accommodations (based on our unit)

No overcrowded pool area.



Negatives:

The hike from the beach to the penthouse building can be tiresome. It is a long uphill walk so take everything you need to the beach. Note: There are occasions when the staff is close by with a golf cart and offers rides.

Constantly reaching into pocket to use key card (security has its price)

No food/beverage service at the pools.

No resort style pool with slides, etc.


Bottom line:

If you can do without the “scene” at a large hotel property, this is an outstanding place for a Hawaiian getaway.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Wailea Beach Villas

Property: Wailea Beach Villas
Address: 3800 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-5454
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Wailea
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Wailea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wailea Beach Villas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a world of luxury at the most exclusive beachfront villa resort on Maui, recently voted the #1 Hawaii Resort by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler and named a Top 25 US Hotel and one of the Top Resorts in the World. Above the golden sands of Wailea Beach, indulge yourself in the most exquisite villas in all of Wailea. Vacation in sophisticated and stylish two- to five-bedroom exceptionally furnished Penthouse suites and villas with a gourmet kitchen, designer furniture, and a spacious lanai with built-in barbecue. At this luxury resort, immerse yourself in a world of relaxation, without crowds or cares at the adult only beachfront infinity pool with complimentary cabanas for two, and pool attendants that care for your poolside needs. A separate family pool is available for guests traveling with children. A private chef for in-room dining, Concierge level attention and a VIP lei greeting with a personal escort are just a few of the decadent services available. Added values include $155 in resort dining and spa credits at nearby resorts, parking, Wi-Fi internet access, local calls, twice daily housekeeping and preferred rates at Wailea golf courses and tennis center. ... more   less 
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