Maui Vista Resort
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Our day began without real event. Not too early, not too late. No real expectations for what the world had in store. Today was snorkel day on a chartered catamaran out of Maalaea Harbour to Molkini Crater. This is the last of our reserved events and we're a little grateful, I think, especially given how last evening panned out for us. We were going to give this the old college try, mind you, but we had some misgivings to be certain. After a streamlined breakfast we headed ...
... seated and once the ice cold water started flowing, we were all a bit more socialable. The burgers were indeed great and both Macyn and Owen took this late night out like champs. I think the live one man music "show" helped as well. Who doesn't like listening to a Neil Young cover song while eating?! Then, it was about a thirty minute ride back to Kihei where Owen fell asleep as soon as we put him in his car seat. Macyn forced herself ...
... old. Back to the shore and there is still time to finish the tour of the entrance displays. A visit to the submarine Bowfin is not included in our half day tour, so we pass that by and back on the bus for the short drive to the Missouri. This is the last of the US navy battleships, a bit like HMS Belfast, moored up as a maritime museum. It was launched just before the end of the war and the signing of the surrender of the Japanese took place on ...
... there before us:
"A hole in the lava shelf causes a geyser-like effect which can reach over 100 feet when air and water are forced upwards through the hole.While it may seen tempting to approach the blowhole for a great photo, don't do it."
"Water not only comes through the blow hole, at times it will come over the rocks and knock you down. And then when it drains down the hole, it will take you with it. I was 15 feet away from the hole when a big ...
Day 6 of our trip: Pretty relaxed morning in Waikiki, packing bags and preparing for departure to Maui. Waiting for shuttle to arrive!! Waiting, waiting, waiting, no shuttle, so we ring them up and apparently we're not on their list. Quickly jump in a cab and get to airport, get to airport and lines to clear security are coming out the door. We thought for ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maui Vista Resort Kihei
Great Little Project
Maui Vista is located across the street from the beach in easy walking distance of restaurants, shops, etc. We booked our stay with Maui Suncoast and felt the service and unit were well above average for the price.
Beautiful Resort, Great Location
I stayed at Maui Vista twice last year. Maui Suncoast Vacation Rentals had everything ready, the rooms and kithcens were well stocked with everything you could want. The resort has great barbecue areas, if you want, clean pools, and right across the street from the most beautiful beach. You can walk to many shops, restaurants, a grocery store, and a couple of convenience stores, there are also beautiful parks in either direction that you can enjoy. Maui Vista really can't be beat. It is the greatest value on Maui. It also has the most beautiful grounds of any of the complexes in Kihei.
Loved the Maui Vista
I have stayed at the Maui Vista Resort, Kihei and I found it to be excellent. Each building has its own tennis court and a pool. You are right across the street from the ocean beach. The rental price is more reasonable than most. It is a very clean and homey place whether you have a one or two bedroom condo. It is walking distance to many places; stores, places to eat, etc. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone.
Maui Vista Resort
I do not know what the people who wrote the bad review about Maui Vista Resort are talking about. It is an excellent place to stay. The grounds are well kept the units are great and is a great location. I stay there every summer for 10 weeks and would not stay anywhere else. Don't let that bad review scare you off it a great place to stay!!!!
10 beautiful rooms
Spring Break of 2003Rental Agent : Maui Suncoast RealtyApproximately 40 students and adults stayed at Maui Vista for 10 days. We were thrilled to have impressed every body with the chosen supplier of our units. We used about 7 top floor suites in all 3 buildings. All came well equiped , all were very clean, alot of the units have just been upgraded, as we are aware they are mostly privately owned. The beach is one of the nicest on Maui and very private. Lots of stores , market , coffee shops , eateries within walking distance. We especially loved the barbecue areas. It was a great place to regroup after a fun filled day and group plan for the next . We have used Maui Vista many times and have been thrilled with every visit. It's like a home away from home .John and Wendy
We recently stayed at a bargain condo in Kihei, Maui for $70 a night, the Maui Vista. We could hardly believe it, but, even with this low rate, this place was really nice. No, it isn't on the water, but it did have a very quiet, private garden location across the street from Kamaole I beach, one of Maui's best beaches.
What a HORRIBLE PLACE! To begin with, we were given the wrong directions to our room. The buildings are large so it was difficult to find our room. Room was smelly and very bare and definitely not the cleanest. Cockroach droppings were seen on the floor both in the kitchen area and in the living room. We requested to see another room and this room was slightly better (no smell) but it was still not very clean. There was a throw blanket over the sofa and upon removal, the upholstery was torn in many different areas and the cushions were soiled and oily to the touch. The sofa bed was not fit to be slept on...no matter what position you took, the springs in the bed poked into your body. Ended up folding it back in and slept on the sofa. A/C only in living room. Sprinklers were on at 3:00 a.m. Worker cleaning BBQ area at 7:25 a.m. VERY NOISY!!! A wasted $169/night!
We just returned from Maui and spent the entire trip at the Maui Vista. We were in a 4th floor (top level) 2 bedroom unit in the building farthest from the street (#3).I have been to Maui previously and this place paled in comparison to the other condo we stayed in (Mahina Surf in Kahana area).Problems: The Maui Vista is an enormously large complex. Three gargantuan buildings surrounded by parking lots and oversized tennis courts (which were empty the entire time we were there). The "pool" is a postage-stamp sized splash of water which isn't altogether bad since very few people travel to Maui just to sit by the pool. But, given how far it is from the beach, the pool is useful for quick morning or evening dips when you don't have time or don't want to haul everything to the beach or drive anywhere. The large size of the complex really detracts from the peaceful setting other island condos have. We also were unlucky enough to have loud teenagers next door.Other problems specific to our unit included; resident geckos (which may not sound like it ought to be a problem until you hear these nocturnal creatures "chirp" loudly for hours at 2am) and the evidence of previous roaches (dead roach body on bathroom floor); the sheet linens were most likely clean (I MUST believe they were clean) but stained, worn out, and didn't match the pillowcases or bedspread. The bed itself was awful and gave me neck and back pain for a solid week after we returned.Good stuff: Because of its location, you can easily walk in the mornings to local coffee stands and an open-air craft market. There is a grocery store nearby too.The unit contained a CD player (which didn't work) and a DVD player which was a very pleasant surprise. It also had air conditioning and a washer/dryer.Overall I'd say that, for the $110 per night we paid we could have added another $30-$50 to that and had a MUCH more luxurious, relaxing stay with better ambiance and amenities. I will not stay at the Maui Vista again and will not recommend it to anyone.
Absolutely Lovely Resort
My entire family (5) of us stayed at the Maui Vista Resort and thought it was wonderful. The place was EXTREMELY clean and EXCEPTIONALLY well stocked. We lacked nothing! What a great home away from home. I can't wait to go back!
Clean and comfortable
We stayed at the Maui Vista a year ago. We found it very confortable. Stayed in a unit owned by Bill Baxter and his wife. The price made it an especially good value. For a once bedroom with A/C, full kitchen, full laundry, and quiet we paid about $80.00 for two of us in the off season. The minimum stay was less than most other places as well. I think I found it with a search of "maui condo's by owner" The unit is far back in the complex which made it quiet from the cars on South Kehei Road but also made it a long walk to the beach.