Have you struggled with folding up the popular Tommy Bahama beach chairs? Here is a short how-to video to help you out. Enjoy your Maui beach trip!
What to do about Beach Gear?
We supply some basic beach gear to our guests at Maui Oceanview Condos. What’s the best way to get the other items you want?
What should be on your Maui packing list
Vacation rental condos can vary widely. However, here are some ideas of what to bring from home when planning your Maui packing list.
How does Trip Insurance work
Trip insurance is a great way to protect your vacation investment. How does it work, and what kind should you get?
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?
What to do if there’s a tsunami
The likelihood of there being a tsunami while you are on vacation is very slim, and yet, it’s a good idea to know what to expect.
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.
Important – Maui County Covid rules
HISTORICAL Maui County has specific Covid rules that must be obeyed to help minimize an outbreak on island. Please familiarize yourself.
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[…]
Hawaii’s Grand Reopening
HISTORICAL Here is your Oct 11, 2020 Maui travel update on Hawaii’s Grand Reopening. Please double check official sites before you travel.
And here we go – another inter-island quarantine
How are things going Covid-wise in your neck of the woods? Here, after months of good numbers, the Hawaii governor has re-instated the inter-island quarantine AND pushed back the start ‘avoid quarantine by showing a negative test’. We were doing well with low numbers, thanks to an island-wide shutdown and[…]
HISTORICAL State of Hawaii Governor David Ige made the announcement – the mandatory 14 day quarantine extended. Tourism is still on hold.
How to avoid the mandatory quarantine
HISTORICAL How to avoid the mandatory 14 day quarantine when traveling to Hawaii. However, there are still many questions to be answered.
Reopening for vacation rentals!
HISTORICAL Maui mayor’s decision to allow the reopening of legal vacation rentals on Maui. In celebration we are offering a 20% ALOHA discount.
Life in our new COVID-19 reality
Aren’t these strange dystopian times we are currently living in? It is so surreal that the entire world is facing this same COVID-19 crisis at the same time. We here on Maui are fortunate to face social distancing and school closures in the tropics instead of say in winter-bound Edmonton.[…]
Outrigger canoe paddling
High school paddling season is coming to an end on Maui. In fact, today is the state championship regatta on Big Island. The winning teams from Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Big Island all compete for the state title. This was my family’s first experience with outrigger canoe paddling. Turns out,[…]
Blue Door Bread
I’ve noticed a sign on my way to the Kalama Park hockey rink lately. Truth is, it may have been there for years, I’m not sure. But I have noticed it lately. It says Blue Door Bakery. Having grown up in Austria the word ‘bakery’ is quick to catch my[…]
It’s Hurricane Season – again
Did you know that the Pacific Ocean also has a hurricane season? I remember mainland news focusing in the Caribbean in years past, but yes, we also have hurricane season – and it also runs from June through November (6 months). Normally we don’t get much hurricane wise, but a[…]