The following review(s) were provided by the property manager.
Great views, amazing stay
Loved watching sunsets from the patio. The stay had absolutely everything that we might need.
Response from Makani Sands; Monday, June 13, 2022
Aloha Nikita, Thank you for the review. Hope we see you back again soon! Mahalo, Tammy
- Nikita W.
Reviewed On: 6/1/2022
Makani Sands 209. May 2022
We had a nice stay. The condo was clean but a bit outdated. Could use some freshening up such as clean/replace carpet in bedroom, clean area rug in living area and a new coat of paint. Also need to move painting The grounds were well kept and the location very close to everything. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
Response from Makani Sands; Saturday, May 14, 2022
Aloha Paul, Thank you for the review and we hope to see you in the future. Mahalo, Tammy
- Paul D.
Reviewed On: 5/13/2022
We Loved it.
Response from Makani Sands; Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Aloha Alonzo, Thank you for the review! I am glad you enjoyed your time here with us and we hope to have you back again. Mahalo, Tammy
Reviewed On: 9/8/2021
Wonderful Experience at a Reasonable Price
It was fantastic. Makani Sands is truly a unique place. The Ocean is so close, and we can can see sea turtles, dolphin, and great sunsets from our lanai. Our place was pretty well stocked, and we cooked a lot of food. My only complaint (my pet peeve) is the kitchen knives were dull.
Response from Makani Sands; Friday, May 6, 2022
Aloha Jeff, Thank you for the review. I can order a knife sharpener for the condo so thank you for letting me know. Hope to see you back again. Mahalo, Tammy
- Jeff C.
Reviewed On: 5/4/2022
Great place, great views
Our family had a wonderful trip; the condo is close to everything, very affordable, and comes with amazing ocean views.
Response from Makani Sands; Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Aloha Christine, Thank you for the review and we hope to see you back again. Mahalo, Tammy
Reviewed On: 11/9/2021
Great Place to Stay
Rental is just as described. It is clean and has beach chairs, etc for your enjoyment. It is well located if you have a car. Tammy was extremely nice and helpful!
Response from Makani Sands; Friday, February 25, 2022
Aloha Teresa, Thank you for the review. You and the family were a pleasure to host. Hope we see you back again soon. Mahalo, Tammy
- Teresa K.
Reviewed On: 2/25/2022
Great location. Right on beach. Great Views
- Sue I.
Reviewed On: 5/21/2019
Nice, clean and updated unit. Good location. Enjoyed our stay only wish the unit had air conditioning. One drawback to this unit was being close to the stairway and you could hear people outside the unit on occasion. That being said, we throughly enjoyed our stay.
Reviewed On: 7/28/2019
From the minute we entered the condo we were overtaken with the incredible view and sound of the ocean from the lanai. The room was exceptionally clean and quite comfortable. The management staff made themselves available whenever we had a question. We have found the perfect vacation rental on Maui. We look forward to returning in the future.
Response from Makani Sands; Friday, January 10, 2020
Thank you for your amazing review! We look forward to hosting you again in the near future!
Reviewed On: 12/2/2019
Friendly Ocean Views
The condo is clean and comfortable, with a great view of the ocean and islands. A good breeze off the ocean keeps the apartment cool. Office staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. The location is convenient for shopping and a small park accommodating young children is very nearby.
Response from Makani Sands; Friday, January 10, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.
Reviewed On: 1/4/2020
Owned at Makani for years. Sold and keep going back! The best condos on the West side for the price, aloha etc.......
Response from Makani Sands; Saturday, January 11, 2020
Thank you for the review. Im so glad you had a great vacation. We will see you again soon.
Reviewed On: 11/13/2019
It was relaxing
Response from Makani Sands; Saturday, January 16, 2021
Aloha Ernie, Thank you for the review. See you next year. Glad you got to relax. Mahalo,Tammy
- Ernie M.
Reviewed On: 1/13/2021
The makati shores is a very nice place to stay nice and quiet lots of whales to watch from or deck
Response from Makani Sands; Saturday, March 14, 2020
Aloha Norm, Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again soon. Mahalo,Tammy
- Norm C.
Reviewed On: 3/13/2020
Loved the beautiful view from the Lanai. We also had an especially nice kitchen. Tammy was so kind and caring for our large family. The pool was a huge hit with the kids! My favorite highlights were being able to swim in the ocean and see whales and sea turtles right at the condo. Loved exploring the island- so many hidden treasures, sights, beaches, culture etc. It was a perfect place to be together with family.
Response from Makani Sands; Friday, January 8, 2021
Thank you so much for the great review! your family was a joy to have here at Makani Sands. I would be more then happy to have you guys back again anytime.
- Clint O.
Reviewed On: 1/6/2021
Love location and we will be back. Felt hallways and property could have been more manicured/cleaned. Was very warm while we were there. Unit 209 does not have air conditioning. We would have used it to sleep. Surprising in this day and age. Dishwasher looked like just tucked in. Felt like condo was just mediocre. Love the location. We have stayed in much nicer units. Was a little disappointed
- Garry & Karen P.
Reviewed On: 4/11/2017
Home away from home!
Very clean and simple. Updated. Went with a big group of people and everyone was jealous of my condo. Would love to stay here again!
- Jesselyn M.
Reviewed On: 9/12/2017
Vacation in Maui
View is unbeatable with 2 islands in the vista<br/>Access to water is optimal<br/>Sunsets are awesome since condo faces West<br/>Condo was clean and kitchen was complete functional<br/>Turtles abound - saw 6 at one time in front, saw everyday<br/>Snorkeling is feasible right in front 20 feet from shore with many colorful fish.<br/>Condo is no more than ~40 feet from Ocean with no obstructions.<br/>
- Roger G.
Reviewed On: 8/18/2017
We've stayed at Makani Sands many times. Loved this unit!!!
- Glinda P.
Reviewed On: 5/25/2018
Annual vacation to Maui
Great as always, wish there was a Jacuzzi instead of a pool, no use for a pool when the ocean is right there but a Hot Jacuzzi would be great in the evenings.
- Michael E.
Reviewed On: 10/19/2017
FABULOUS FAMILY FUN!!!
Excellent from the first phone call. We rented three units a week at Christmas. Perfect venue for our families to connect yet have their space. Maria is especially helpful.
- Kathleen N.
Reviewed On: 12/30/2017
The Makani Sands adventure
It was a good experience
- Ernie M.
Reviewed On: 1/20/2019
Best kept secret
Please don’t tell anyone<br/><br/>This is a great place...<br/>Keep it a secret please<br/>If you go thank me later
- Christine D.
Reviewed On: 10/26/2018
Super ausgestattetes Appartment mit grandiosem Ocean View
ruhige Lage,top Ausstattung, mpdern und geschmackvoll eingerichtet, modernes kleines Bad, Appartment lässt keine Wünsche offen - alles bis zum Sonnenschirm vorhanden,gute Strände in kurzer Fahrzeit zu erreichen, genügend Möglichkeiten zur Selbstversorgung,guter Ausgangspunkt um die Insel zu erkunden, Sonnenuntergangszeremonie durch Gäste hat uns gefallen, Frühstück mit Blick aufs Meer war Urlaub pur!
- Roberto W.
Reviewed On: 6/13/2018
Wonderful time in Makani Sands #209
I stayed in Makani Sands unit 209 with my husband and 9 year old daughter. The condo was very clean and was updated. We didn't use the pool much because we had more fun in the ocean, which was just steps away. My daughter swam right next to the sea turtles as they swam by. We would love to return to Makani Sands in the future!
Reviewed On: 8/5/2018
First time in Unit 209. We usually prefer to be on the ground floor, but 209 didn't disappoint. Excellent decor - the owners have done a perfect job outfitting the condo. Makani Sands is a perfect location and you really can't beat being right on the ocean. Thank you for making this lovely place available for rental!
- megan a.
Reviewed On: 3/25/2018
We've been coming to Maui for many years. Makani Sands is always our first choice for where to stay..
Reviewed On: 10/8/2018
Marlene's 7-th birthday on Maui
My husband and I traveled back to Makani Sands for my 70th birthday, Our first visit was back in 1981 with 2 other couples. The facilities looked much the same and looked like the grounds had been kept really nice. I especially want to thank the owners of 209 as their unit was very nice, looked like they had recently remodeled, The two ladies in the office were very friendly and helpful.
- Dave & Marlene L.
Reviewed On: 12/11/2018
We can stop thinking about our wonderful stay at Makani Sands. Nothing removes the stress of life better than a visit here. What a joy. A perfect location to recalibrate, rest and restore. Simply Wonderful.
Reviewed On: 3/12/2019
Exceptional Maui Vacation Spot
This condo truly exceeded all of our expectations. It was exactly as described and looks even better in person than in the photos. The pictures give you an idea, but walking in and feeling the breeze through the condo and hearing the waves crash upon the shore was a truly remarkable first impression. I experienced no issues while I was here and the condo was well equipped for all of my needs. Going through the overview book of the condo can make the rules seem overwhelming, but they are not unreasonable. They clearly explain the conduct expected from their guests, which I think helps create a peaceful and well run complex. 10/10, would stay again.
- Nicholas L.
Reviewed On: 12/21/2018
Makani Sands #209
We absolutely loved our stay in Maui. The staff were very nice and helpful with suggestions. The property was a beautiful location for sunsets and nature. We were thankful for the binoculars so we could enjoy watching the whales and dolphins. The turtles we so amazing to swim with. The owners have left it conveniently stocked with beach chairs and boogie boards. Loved this place. We will be back. P.s. If you want to do Haleakalā at sunrise you must book in advance but still worth the drive.
- Robert D.
Reviewed On: 4/25/2019
Exactly as decribed and better.
Two week stay-sound of surf amazing,proximity to great snorkelling,swimming and surfing.Kitchen has everything and more . Very quiet for sleeping and grounds extremely well maintained.Hope to be back soon
- Janice S.
Reviewed On: 4/16/2014
Great location, Great Property, Great Price
Had a wonderful stay at Makani Sands; property is well maintained, unit was clean and tidy, staff is very helpful and friendly. Location is great as well; right on the water, away from the big resorts, but still close to shopping and restaurants. Excellent accommodations for the price!
Reviewed On: 2/26/2014
Dream to the soothing sound of breaking waves
The location so close to the water was wonderful and our unit was updated and comfortable. I can see the lure of a ground floor unit for access to the waterfront and shade, but the privacy and view from our lanai above was great. Friendly and low-key neighbors.
- Maril S.
Reviewed On: 1/26/2014
A perfect spot for those who love the sound of the ocean.Only negative is the stairs outside your bedroom window, but very little noise, mainly in the morning.Didn't spoil our sleep.<br/><br/>
Reviewed On: 2/2/2014
We enjoyed Makani Sands very much. The management was very professional and helpful. we thought the location was very good to enjoy privacy and close enough to attractions.
- Peggy T.
Reviewed On: 2/24/2014
A nice stay
We had a great stay in unit 209 as Makani Sands. The view was incredible and unit was very clean & well equipped. The only negative feedback I would have is regarding the pool. It's a small, unheated pool on the back of the property that's mediocre. Instead of using the pool we just visited the many beaches of Maui instead. I would definitely recommend this unit as well as stay in it again.
Reviewed On: 4/17/2014
Great time in paradise
This was our 9th time at the Makani Sands and as usual we had a fantastic experience. Bert and Roseanna could not have been more helpful. We definitely will return.
- Noah & Laurie B.
Reviewed On: 8/25/2014
Great stay at Makani Sands
The entire vacation rental experience fully met our expectations, as the property in general, the unit in particular and the Honokowai setting were all as advertised on VRBO.
- Dennis T.
Reviewed On: 2/23/2015
Paradise made grander in #209
Our stay at the Makani Sands and in unit #209 was wonderful. The upclose and personal view was magical. The first impression upon opening the door and walking in was, "OMG, Oh My Gosh"! The location was terrific for walking to grocery, coffee and shopping. The office staff and Bert, in maintenance, were very, very helpful and accomodating. NO bad things to say! The unit was super clean and updated very nicely.
- Nancy Y.
Reviewed On: 12/26/2014
The view from the lanai is breathtaking. The unit was updated and very comfortable. We left the sliding doors open at night to listen to the waves. The complex is small, so you get to know other vacationers. The staff is super friendly. We had a few visits from large sea turtles, who like to nap on the beach. My favorite place in Maui.
- Jamia B.
Reviewed On: 1/17/2015
The perfect retreat!
Our party reserved 7 condos at Makani sands and every unit had ocean views, amazing sunsets, surreal scenery, numerous tortoise sightings, a few whale breaches and plenty of wave and ocean sounds! Amazing to share a property with so many loved ones! The perfect retreat!
- Mike T.
Reviewed On: 5/19/2015
Vacation and Celebration of Indigo's Birthday
Our stay at Makani Sands was wonderful. What a special place! Swimming and snorkeling in the ocean right out in front of our rental was an amazing opportunity. Seeing glorious sunsets in the evening and beautiful rainbows in the early morning was exceptional! The location was perfect, close to many other Maui spots to explore.
- Colleen S.
Reviewed On: 4/16/2015
Steps from ocean
We loved our stay at Makani Sands. The ocean is so close that you could hear the waves. There is no air conditioning, but there are plenty of fans plus a regular ocean breeze which kept the unit comfortable. Sea turtles come out and nap on the beach at night. This was an awesome treat to see. The unit was well stocked with unexpected items like snorkel equipment and a beach bag as well as plenty of kitchen equipment, spices, and even olive oil. We were quite happy here.
Reviewed On: 8/26/2015
Spent several trips here. Never disappointed.
- Debbie S.
Reviewed On: 4/6/2016
Maui Wowie escape
This was our 2nd stay at Makani Sands, we were there 17 years ago with our daughter and family. We loved it so much we wanted to stay in the same location. we traveled with our daughter and family again but they stayed at another Hotel. They were at our place practically all the time. we had the best views,beach access, turtle sightings, location and lots of options. We had everything we needed in the well equipped unit. we could BBQ or cook in or just hang out and play games . we will always stay at Makani Sands when we come there. The staff there was amazing and so helpful. Any information we needed they could supply. We highly recommend anyone to spend their vacation there. Oh, forgot to mention AFFORDABLE for most.
- Terry S.
Reviewed On: 9/3/2016
M/M Clark R. Wrightwood,CA
- Clark R.
Reviewed On: 8/5/2016
Home away from home!
Our visit was Sept 28 to Oct 2. The property manager was very friendly, confirmed our reservation, and answered all our questions. The rental unit was welcoming - we felt right at home immediately. Every amenity we needed was available. The property is conveniently located a very short drive from Kapalua airport, and is walking distance to local shopping, restaurants, and a supermarket. Thoroughly enjoyed the beach, watching the sea turtles, patio area, and swimming pool. Would definitely recommend!
Reviewed On: 10/4/2016
Love Makani sands :) We have stayed in almost all the rentals here and I would have to say this is one of my favourites :)
- Heather R.
Reviewed On: 2/2/2017