Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Budget Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
Ricky P
Mouseketeer
 
Ricky P's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: York Pa
Posts: 97

West coast of Maui!

Hello,
I'm looking for an affordable ocean front condo on the west coast of Maui.
We're not going until winter of 2014/15. We plan do go for a week at Aulani, then a week on Maui.Looking for a great ocean view where we can see the whales. Does anyone have links to people who own condos or where you have rented before that might meet what we are looking for.

Thanks, I'll be excited to hear from everyone

Rick
Ricky P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 01:01 PM   #2
TEK224


Never gets tired of hearing "You're going to Disney again?!"
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 2,613

My favorite West Maui place is the Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas (but get a room in the dolphin or emerald buildings - they are closest to the beach)

I've also stayed at the Maui Eldorado. They have a large beachfront cabana that guests can use. It has a fridge, lounge chairs, showers and a library. The rooms are across the golf course, but the cabana will give you awesome views of black rock and the whales.

You can try vrbo.com for privately owned condos. I've rented through them before and had no problems.

ETA: Check out the Hawaii Entertainment Book. There are discounts offered for hotels/resorts.
__________________
TEK224 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-03-2013, 01:05 PM   #3
alohamom
DIS Veteran
 
alohamom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 806

Check out VRBO for some great condos. One place that I really like is Honua Kai. Excellent newer condos, beautiful pools, beach front (although the beach is a little rocky there are many others you can easily get to for variety) and actaully not that expensive for Maui. The Westin has a great timeshare condo called the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas. This is NOt the same as the Westin Maui, that is only a hotel, not condo and it is oceanfront. Any of the other beach condos will be on Kaanapali beach proper and they are older, not quite as nice etc. You can get some timeshare units at the Marriott but they are expensive and there are not a lot. There are other oceanfront condos but alot of them are down in Wailea. Good luck
alohamom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 04:43 PM   #4
SuzanneSLO
DIS Veteran
 
SuzanneSLO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Posts: 3,164

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricky P View Post
Hello,
I'm looking for an affordable ocean front condo on the west coast of Maui.
We're not going until winter of 2014/15. We plan do go for a week at Aulani, then a week on Maui.Looking for a great ocean view where we can see the whales. Does anyone have links to people who own condos or where you have rented before that might meet what we are looking for.

Thanks, I'll be excited to hear from everyone

Rick
Are you looking only for West Maui (Lahaina, Kaanapali, Honokawai, Napili, Kapalua) or are you looking at South Maui (Maalea, North Kihei, South Kihei, Wailea and Makena) as well? We prefer South Kihei, Wailea or Makena as there is less traffic and less wind.

Our favorite condo is Wailea Elua, but it is not budget priced. We own at Aston Maui Banyan and even though we are across the street from Kam 2 beach, we have seen whales from our Lanai. For the best whale watching, you need to get out in a boat. -- Suzanne
SuzanneSLO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 05:02 PM   #5
tlkscott
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: WV
Posts: 156

While in Maui you should take the boat ride over to Lanai. A very small island. I lived there for a year. It is very pretty.
tlkscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 05:31 PM   #6
Pakey

I'm not a rookie
I got 2 dogs. I joined the Dis.
 
Pakey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Central California
Posts: 20,097

We rented at Kapalua Villas and watched whales from our lanai. It wasn't budget though.
Pakey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 12:55 AM   #7
candiemonster
Earning My Ears
 
candiemonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 70

Westin kaanapali Villas. Pricey but worth it.
__________________
candiemonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 10:38 AM   #8
lurkernj
DIS Veteran
 
lurkernj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,407

We've stayed in Napili Point resort twice now. They are one and two bedroom condos on a cove that is loaded with sea turtles. So far it's been the best snorkeling on Maui for turtles (plenty of fish too, but the turtles are amazing here), no travel needed. Also a 3 minute walk behind the condo is Napili bay beach, one of the best beaches on Maui. And you can't beat the Gazebo or Sea house for breakfast, both within walking distance. Last trip we barely drove anywhere since we were so happy right at "home".

We're hoping to get back there July 2014.
__________________
Me(45) DH(45)DS(19)DS(16)



I Can't BELIEEEEVE I Did This!!!! An Oct 2014 Pre-trip report

All the makings of a Disaster, Sept 2012

Split stay: Yacht Club/Pop Oct 1-Oct 8 DH/me
Art of Animation - April 2013 BFF trip
Port Orleans Resort - Sept 23-30, 2012 (Group trip)
Port Orleans Resort - Dec 10-15, 2010 (BFF trip)
POP Century - Sept 12-18, 2009 (Me and DS11)
Port Orleans Resort - Sept 2-12, 2008 (Group trip)
lurkernj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #9
TnTWalter
DIS Veteran
 
TnTWalter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Indy
Posts: 2,901

We're doing Oahu/Maui in 2014...

most advise Kaanapali area for teens and first visits.

I've been looking into Redweek to rent points for Westin or Marriott villas.

Honua Kai also gets great reviews and is very pretty but it's away from the action which is good or bad depending on preference.

Look @ VRBO to check out Kaanapali Villas, Kaanapali Alli, Honua Kai.

We're going with extended family so trying to find aspects that appeal to all is difficult.

I spend lots of time on the hawaii board @ tripadvisor.

let us know what you pick!
__________________

April 2011 Offsite @ Bonnet Creek
June 2009 Offsite @ Windsor Hills followed by Beach Week @ Anna Maria Island
October 2007 Hawaii @ POLY
January 2006 Connecting Rooms @ POP 50s Sect.
TnTWalter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 02:45 PM   #10
jstbcuz
DIS Veteran
 
jstbcuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,165

We stayed in Lahaina at the Puamana condos. Found it on vrbo.com. It was a beautiful beachfront condo with view of Lanai. Just a couple minutes from downtown. LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!!!
jstbcuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 05:45 PM   #11
manning
Just for that I have requested it be left open!!!
We each have a sore spot....My butt and her right foot
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 10,911

It's been many years, but Sands of Kahana was pretty good and it is on the beach.
manning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #12
mmdis
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 41

ah for once I can offer some helpful infomation on the disney boards... We have several times used www.chasenrainbows.com. They have a section called affordable.

What are the ages of your kids? I agree with the earlier poster if possible $ wise you want to be as close to kannapali as possible with older kids.

We love the Hale Mahina and Makani Sands they are older 60 to 70 style condo's right on the beach just north of Kannapali. They have small swimable beaches and pools perferect for younger kids.

Kannapali Shores and The Mahana are bit lower priced than being right in Kannapali and older kids could Beach walk or walk on a boardwalk to some more action.

Hope this Helps.. Maui is my hubby's vacation of choice. I had to totally talk him into Florida this year. Disney better be good or I will be going back to Maui every year for the rest of our lives... Quess we could have bigger problems.
__________________
mmdis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 09:54 PM   #13
ElenaRN
Mouseketeer
 
ElenaRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 476

We found a really great deal a few years ago on a 1 BR condo in Kihei for $100/n on Craigslist.
__________________
DVC member @ BLT since '08
Silver CC Member (Going for Platinum)
ElenaRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 10:21 AM   #14
maurene
Mouseketeer
 
maurene's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 85

About 5 years ago, we stayed at the Kahana Sunset resort in West Maui. I was very happy with it.
maurene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #15
Carriemel
Emma Clare's Mommy
 
Carriemel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 968

The Aston at Papakea is fantastic. We stayed there for 4 nights a couple weeks ago. Oceanview two bedroom condo with a 2 bed loft, balcony. We paid about 250 a night for it. However, you can get a studio garden view for about 209. http://www.astonhotels.com/resort/ov...papakea-resort
__________________
Founding member of Aulani...look for our plaque on the wall

Hakuna Matata!
Carriemel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.