Vacation rental condos can vary widely. However, here are some ideas of what to bring from home when planning your Maui packing list.
So you want to own a vacation rental?
Some considerations when purchasing a vacation rental on Maui. Do you have the proper zoning? Will you self manage or hire a professional?
So you want to buy a vacation condo?
Many catch the dream of wanting to own a Maui vacation condo, a piece of paradise. Here are some things to consider.
It’s #BookDirect Day!
It’s #bookdirect day! Tired of paying service fees and limited communication with your vacation rental owner? #bookdirect safely
What to do on check-out day
Do you plan for vacation rental check-out day? Do consider logistics if you have a late-night flight, so you end your vacation happy!
How to get around vacation rental service fees
You can avoid service fees on Vrbo and Airbnb by booking directly through the owner. Should you, and if yes, how?
May 2021 Updates at our Maui Kamaole condo!
This month we replaced the living and dining room furnishings at our Maui Kamaole condo. Love the update in look and style.
Our Sugar Beach remodel is complete!
We are excited to announce our Sugar Beach remodel is complete! Love the new kitchen and wall color, together with some new furnishings.
Another great Kamaole Sands 2-206 review
It’s been a year…. we’ve been thankful to have a steadier flow of guests since October’s reopening of tourism with the introduction of the pre-travel Covid test. Our most recent guests at our Kamaole Sands 2-206 condo left us a really nice review on the booking platform (we advertise on[…]
Sale of Kihei Surfside 405
In July 2010 we moved to Maui with the intention of buying a few vacation rentals. We’d stayed in vacation rentals on Maui before. We had owned long-term rentals before. Surely this would be doable. On September 26, 2010 we became the proud owners of Kihei Surfside 405 and Sugar[…]
Kamaole Sands 2-206 Progress
Here’s an update on our Kamaole Sands 2-206 progress: our renovations are progressing a little slower than I was wishing. I had hoped we’d be finishing this weekend and then have a few days to clean and set everything up. We are planning on September 22, 2019. Here is where[…]
A few Kamaole Sands renovation pictures
I stopped by our new Kamaole Sands 2-206 condo this afternoon. I had picked up another bathroom and hallway mirror at Lowes. Here are some updated pictures! Enjoy!
Is my vacation rental legal and should I care
Vacation rentals are gaining in popularity world-wide as vacationers discover the advantages to renting a condo vs staying in a hotel. However with this increased popularity there is also an increased amount of concern regarding vacation rentals and the impact they have on communities and neighborhoods. Disclaimer: ALL five of[…]
Kamaole Sands Renovation
As reported in June, we are proud new owners of Kamaole Sands 2-206. We bought a one bedroom two bathroom condo with a beautiful ocean view. The inside of the condo was in pretty original condition and this meant – renovation time! Everything must go. We told our well-connected realtor[…]
We just bought a new condo!
Yesterday we closed on our new Maui Oceanview Condo – Kamaole Sands 2-206. First order of business, a number of hard-working housekeepers came and took all the furnishings included in the purchase. Happy to help local families out! Out with the old! Next order of business: many many renovation-related decisions.[…]
Our new Kamaole Sands condo
We are excited to announce that we are purchasing a new Maui Oceanview Condo! We close on our new Kamaole Sands property next Monday (June 3, 2019). This is a 1 bedroom 2 bathroom oceanview condo in the popular Kamaole Sands complex in South Maui. Kamaole Sands is located across[…]
Video walk throughs of two condos
I must admit, I am more active on Facebook than on this blog. If you are on Facebook, do follow us at Maui Oceanview Condos. Recently I did two video walk throughs of our condos (on Facebook), showing potential guests what the condos look like. The posts were pretty popular[…]
Kihei Surfside review and recommendations
This past week we had repeat guests who had previously stayed at our Palms at Wailea condo with their family stay at our oceanfront Kihei Surfside condo. They wrote us a lovely Kihei Surfside review in our guestbook, together with some of their experiences while on Maui: Cara & Sig,[…]
Four things that will make or break your vacation rental business
It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since we dove head-first into the vacation rental business, buying four condos in five months. At the time we knew rather little about what we were doing. Sure we had been long-term rental landlords for years, so we knew about property[…]
Three money-saving tips when booking a vacation rental
We all know that Maui isn’t the cheapest vacation destination. And yet it seems many of those who come are bitten by the Maui-bug. Here are some tips on how you can save money booking a vacation rental. Book directly with the owner and avoid the middle-man. I really[…]