This is a lovely, very well-equipped condo with a SPECTACULAR ocean view.
Posted by: Leslie C
We just completed our 8-night stay at this lovely, well equipped condo with a SPECTACULAR ocean view. We enjoyed our stay so much, and in particular, appreciated the beach equipment that comes with the condo (beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and some snorkel equipment. The condo is clean and updated, and we couldn’t get enough of the gorgeous ocean view from the lanai. I was mesmerized at morning light and again at sunset- I can’t say enough about it. We also appreciated that the condo was fully stocked with ice maker, spices, sugar, laundry detergent, paper towels, coffee filters etc. It felt like home. Comfortable beds, fully air-conditioned and what we expected from the description . Wailea is a beautiful part of the island with easy access to the airport (~30mins at about 4pm), Haleakala, road to Hana and many, many beautiful beaches. We dined at several great restaurants, including the Five Palms (directly on the beach) which is only a few miles away, The Monkey Pod Kitchen had great pizza (that’s what we ordered) and live music (bought the CD) and is almost across the street from the condo, Freda’s in Lahaina for Mexican, the Molokini Bistro at the Grand Wailea for casual dining has a great ocean view and is worth the trip to see the hotel (right down the road), Beach Bum’s BBQ was also great. The super market is only 5 miles down the road and great for picking up groceries to make breakfast, picnics and an occasional dinner. We also highly recommend Makena Stables (20 mins away) for a trail ride and Pacific Whale Foundation’s Molokini/Turtle Arches snorkeling trip. Christine and Colin were thoughtful and easy to deal with. Loved the condo, the location and highly recommend this condo for your trip to Maui.
- Stayed: August 2016
- Submitted: August 14, 2016
Feeling right at home in Paradise!
Posted by: Donna & Todd
Our family of 4 stayed for one week in July and enjoyed every minute of our stay (it went too fast!). This newly renovated condo has all the comforts (and added luxuries!) of home. The view is spectacular, the living space is comfortable and spacious, the gourmet kitchen has every amenity you could ever need or wish for, and the bedrooms are elegantly decorated and relaxing. There is a surplus of towels and linens (including beach towels), beach chairs and a storage bin full of anything you might need for the beach (even boogie boards!) The condo is located in a quiet location, but it is central enough that we were able to walk to the beach and the Shops at Wailea, and enjoy the numerous local dining options with spectacular views (Gannon’s was a favorite). We enjoyed playing golf on all three courses — especially the Emerald and Gold Courses, but Blue was a great deal of fun for our teenagers. Christine and Colin were very helpful and hospitable throughout the entire process — we are definitely planning to stay here again…hopefully very soon!
- Stayed: July 2016
- Submitted: July 20, 2016
Posted by: Edward G.
This is a great location and a great vacation condo. The views are spectacular and the location is perfect. You will not find a better place to stay at a very reasonable rate.
- Stayed: October 2015
- Submitted: October 19, 2015
Posted By: Leslie Schertz, Texas
We had the best time staying in Ekolu 305! It has everything you can possibly need. The view from the lanai was spectacular! The perfect place to watch the sun rise and set each day. The condo is in a great location which is close to many wonderful beaches and great shopping. We would definitely come back and stay here again.
- Stayed: July 2015
- Submitted: August 29, 2015
Perfect Maui getaway !!
Posted By: Craig Oregon
My wife and two of our teenagers stayed for a week and would recommend this home to those looking for an upscale feel for a great value. Every thing you need is there. I mean you stop at Costco from the airport and you are done, this place is fully stocked. We enjoy evening movies and the HD TV with premium sound was there. Want morning coffee on the lanai, nice lounge chairs to take in the ocean and Molokeni. I played the Old Blue course and walked right to the club house. All the main resorts and shopping and restaurants and beaches are but 5 mins away. Yes thank you Christine and Colin, this was our perfect Maui getaway.
- Stayed: July 2015
- Submitted: July 22, 2015
Beautiful condo and beautiful views!
Posted By: Janele West Vancouver, BC, Canada
My family and I stayed here in March of 2015 and it felt like a home away from home! It was perfect for our children and perfect for us! The grassy area right off the beautiful lanai was a wonderful play area for our two 8-year-olds and our 2-year-old. They especially had a ball! Making meals was so easy as the updated kitchen was fully equipped. Everything you could need in a kitchen was there. From mixing bowls, dish towels, right down to a salad spinner. I mean, FULLY equipped. And the BBQs were just around the corner from the unit, just off the golf course. It all made for some beautiful dinners on the lanai while we watched some amazing Maui sunsets.
You can tell that the owners made every effort to make their guests comfortable…binoculars, bird-watching books, plant and flower guides, games, and so many other conveniences were included in the unit and available to us during our stay. Boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrellas….the list goes on. The bathrooms were beautiful and modern yet still had an island feel. The furniture throughout was comfortable and updated. The bed linens were environmentally friendly, made from bamboo and were ever so comfortable. The bedrooms were on either side of the unit which afforded us some privacy from the kids.
Wailea, Elua and Ekahi beaches were all about a 15 minute walk for us with the children but we had rented a car so it was just a short drive to get down to the water. The location was great, close to the Shops at Wailea and lots of nice restaurants to choose from. Kihei was just a 5-10 minute drive so we were able to explore there too for dining and groceries.
The owners and the caretaker were easy to deal with and helped us out along the way with details and directions. All in all, we would highly recommend this condo to family and friends. We had a great stay and made lots of beautiful Maui memories!
- Stayed: March 2015
- Submitted: April 22, 2015
Looking forward to my next visit!
Posted By: Jeaner Vancouver, BC, Canada
I stayed at this condo in September with some friends-and would go back in a heartbeat! It is such an awesome location-walking distance to the Shops at Wailea and beaches. The setting on the golf course is beautiful and the sunset from the lanai or BBQ (steps from lanai) was breathtaking. The condo itself is very tastefully decorated with upscale furnishings and has everything you need if you are cooking your own meals. It is very clean and bright. The owners were very easy to work with. Love it!!
- Stayed: September 2014
- Submitted: March 30, 2015
Awesome condo! Amazing stay!!!
Posted By: Natalie Vancouver, BC
my husband and I have been vacationing in Maui for years, staying in different VRBO condos. This one was by far our favourite for so many reasons! We loved the modern updates (granite countertops, glass showers, new washer/dryer etc)…feels just like home, fantastic open layout, very spacious, a great location within walking distance to the shops and monkey pod, but I would have to say the best part was the lanai and how you could lie around on the grass right beside it. It’s like having a little backyard! Plus, the condo backs onto a golf course, so you have a great view of that and a bit of the ocean for gorgeous sunsets.
I also loved how there’s free wifi, the bedrooms each had their own ensuite and did not share a wall, for added privacy. The condo also have beach chairs, an umbrella, body boards etc, so that’s a nice added bonus! Overall, I highly recommend this condo. The owners are Canadian and were nice and easy to work with. My husband and I have already booked our stay here again for next year! Can’t wait!!!
- Stayed: April 2014
- Submitted: October 1, 2014
Views and Amenities +++
Posted By: Bobi C. Portland, Oregon
My family and I stayed here for 13 days in September and we had the best vacation. Location is just a few min from the beach and the views from the verandah are awesome. Being on the 1st floor our toddler boys had a blast playing in the grass. We even had some family photos done out on the rolling lawn. The house is equipped with anything you need and the storage unit off the 2nd room has all sorts of beach equipment, as well as snorkeling goods. This was our 2nd stay at the Ekolu Villages and we liked this property even better than the first one as it wasn’t near the main street and at night we didn’t have any problems with street noise. You can’t go wrong with this unit. It’s the best.
- Stayed: September 2013
- Submitted: January 28, 2014
Luxury and Convenience in Maui
Posted By: Richard Y. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
My wife and I spent a wonderful week in Maui. The unit is super nice, clean and well equipped. Make sure you don’t get groceries before getting there so you don’t buy items that are already on the shelf. There’s a good stock of standard supplies. I loved sitting on the lanai overlooking the golf course and with a view of the ocean. The little serving window from the kitchen to the lanai is cute. The AC works great and we slept comfortably all week. Activity recommendations we can provide are:
– Dinner at Gannon’s – the best meal we had in two weeks on both Maui and the Big Island. I had fennel encrusted flash seared Ahi tuna that was so mouth watering I really wanted to go back he next night. Also, Gannon’s provides a full Gluten free menu which did not compromise the taste of the entries. I was really impressed!!
– Golf at Wailea Gold and Emerald – Top notch facilities. Also went to Kapalua but got rained out – the weather is very unpredictable up there, rains one hole, sunny the next hole, gale force winds throughout.
– Road to Hana. If you are only doing one day, prioritize your stops. Don’t do all the early ones and go all the way around. Leave the most time for the stops past Hana – they are the most interesting. Don’t be scared off by the warnings. A regular rental car is fine to traverse the bottom road. We watched the sunset from this side .. that was awesome. I also boogie boarded at Hamoa beach just past Hana – it had excellent surf.
– Surfing lessons in Lahaina. We did ours at Goofy Foot. Lahaina has a pretty consistent surf. The day we went the ocean was really calm but they still had good waves.
We highly recommend this unit and we’d love to go back again.
- Stayed: November 2013
- Submitted: November 29, 2013
Awesome Property! My family and I had a wonderful stay!
Posted By: Penny West Vancouver, BC, Canada
The unit is exactly like it shows in the photos, but even nicer in person. The high end touches (granite counters, cherry wood cabinetry, 3 flat screen TVs, etc) make this a truly luxury experience.
The view is spectacular – unobstructed ocean view across the green belt of the golf course fairway. The 30 seconds it took us to get to the BBQ pits was fantastic and we made great use of the picnic tables and BBQs, grilling dinner several evenings (after a swim in the pool) and watching the sun set on the horizon. Gorgeous!
The kitchen is outfitted with everything anyone could want (rice cooker, good quality chef’s knives, coffee maker, wine fridge, etc etc) and actually had a collection of condiments and spices for guests to use too (which is a nice change from most condos where we have to buy full bottles of olive oil, all the spices we need, etc and then leaving ¾ full jars behind).
The owners were excellent to deal with too. They were friendly and professional and were always available for questions I had and although we didn’t need to call while on Island, we knew we would always be able to reach them.
We’ve already booked next year’s stay!
- Stayed: July 2013
- Submitted: October 25, 2013
Karyn and Dan say 5 stars!
Posted By: Karyn and Dan say 5 stars! Seattle
A gorgeous condo, fully equiped and full of details = an ideal vacation My husband and I absolutely loved our trip to Maui, and the highlight was this fabulous condo. Every detail has been considered, and everything we needed – and more – was at our finger tips. The condo was so beautifully appointed and so very well maintained.
We were most impressed with the layout. We were on our own, but we would recommend this condo for two couples. With distance between each bedroom, and each bedroom self contained with it’s own ensuite, it is the perfect 2 bedroom accommodation.
Sharp knives and every kitchen essential inspired us to cook in with our local Maui produce we gathered through the day.
Beach trips were made even more fun with lounge chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas… you name it. This condo has it all, views, a serene setting, everything and more to make a vacation complete and loads of personality to boot. And the proximity to some of the best beaches, running routes, golf courses, and shopping on Maui was unbeatable.
This lovely “home” gets 5 stars and we will be back to stay even longer. You will not be disappointed!
- Stayed: September 2013
- Submitted: October 24, 2013