We are back at home after a wonderful stay at your condo. We really liked the central location so we could explore the large island with minimal travel. Although some travel books criticize it, we really appreciated the breeze at Ma'alea. We are not used to humid weather, so getting back to the condo after traveling to other parts of the island was really refreshing. We spent much time on the balcony enjoying the fantastic view, watching the sea lion feeding just off-shore, etc. Thank you for sharing your place with us.
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Name: G. Trindade
, Added: 07/03/2012 -
From: Mendocino, CA
The location of this condo was excellent! It was a perfect set up for the 4 of us, we were walking distance to everything, we even did the island bus to Lahania, it was alot better than the bus system in Barbado's! The bus worked great for when we wanted to go to another town and have a few beverages. The condo was clean and everything that we were promised, everyone was very nice and helpful. If we go back to Maui we will definitly look up Joe and Karens condo to see if they are still renting it out. We would walk down to the Beach Bum Bar and Grill and have their ribs on Wednesday (they were excellent!! One dinner will feed 2 people and still have leftovers) We had whales for entertainment everyday out in the bay. We rented a car and checked out the whole island! The drive to the north and around is a very nice drive, we thought it was better than the road to Hana. It had alot more of the narrow roads but alot more of it was along the ocean and not near as many cars.
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Name: Sue Atkinson
, Added: 04/08/2012 -
From: Alma, MI
Hi Joe. We had a wonderful time in Maui. Your condo is exactly as described and we have no complaints whatsoever. I loved the central location - it makes everything so close. With just two of us, some might think your condo overkill, but we really enjoyed the extra room. The book you sent came in very handy. I would have left it for others, but there was already one there! You were very helpful and easy to work with and will certainly remember you for our next trip.
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Name: Bruce & Phyllis Schumacher
, Added: 02/15/2012 -
From: Tucson, AZ
We had a great time at your condo in Maui. It was perfect for our family of 5. The pool and the beach were very nice. We enjoyed the sights and everything we wanted to see was close by. Thanks for everything! I would recommend your condo to anyone wanting the perfect spot in Maui!
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Name: Lori Kurz
, Added: 07/22/2011 -
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful condo with myself, husband and two other couples. The condo and the grounds are beautiful. WE all had a wonderful time using the pool, hot tub and the grill area. The men even took advantage of the snorkeling right out front the condo. We did so many things in Maui such as..Zipline, Road to Hana, Sunrise bike tour and visited other beaches.
We all would LOVE to return to Hawaii and visit your condo again. Thanks once again for sharing your paradise with us.
Thanks for all of your help, we had a great time. The residents at your property were quite friendly and entertaining. Did you know the annual meeting and golf tourney were held last weekend? Maui was beautiful and had plenty things for us to do. I wanted to share our experiences with you. We went to the "Feast at Lele" and enjoyed the personal service. We saw the sunset on Haleakala (wore the jackets), man what an experience. Went back up a couple of days later for some hiking. Spent many of our evenings at Beach Bums, several locals frequent the place. Another great activity was a helicopter flight to Molokai. We did snorkel off the beach, but found a kayaking trip to provide a much better opportunity to see reefs and fish (turtles and sharks too). Lastly was a great golf outing in Makena, the views were awesome. If you could ever offer a warning to future guest, tell them about the drive around the West/North side of Maui, not for the faint at heart. Anyways, thanks again for the use of your condo, it's an experience we won't soon forget.
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Name: Matt D
, Added: 11/21/2010 -
From: Tarpon Springs, FL
Hi Joe and Karen,
I (this is coming from Jeff, my mom and the kids too!) wanted to thank you so much for letting us stay at your condo. We had an incredible time on the Island, staying in our 'Maui House' as the kids called it.
It is such a beautiful location, easy to get to everywhere or no where (as we chose on some days). The wind was a blessing as it cooled off the condo to the point we never actually used the AC. Swimming right from the condo was beautiful and so was the running. Our favorite was grilling and having our dinners outside on the lawn, so awesome.It was so nice going to bed with the sound of the waves crushing outside and waking up to the same sounds (well, some mornings it was a crying baby or two but we'd rather forget that!).
We managed to cover quite a bit and the kids and us will have memories that last a lifetime. What an experience!!!!! We are certainly going to be back!!!
Mahalo! Melina, Jeff, Jade, Jasmine (3 year old twins) and Peter (18m old)
Thank you for the use of the condo this last week. We had everything we needed to enjoy a home away from home. Thanks also for all your personal service as I prepared the details of the trip, you were most helpful--
Rob, May 2010
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, Added: 05/22/2010 -
From: Portland, OR
We had a great month in Maui and your accommodations made it that much more enjoyable. Joe, your help and information was very useful and much appreciated. The condo is very centrally located, close to beach, shopping, sight seeing etc, nothing was more than 1/2 hour away. We loved to have breakfast on the balcony and watch the whales put on a show every morning. The pool, hot tub and grounds were well kept and other residents very friendly. Enjoyed Bar b Qs and lawn furniture, even had some lunches by the water.
The condo was well kept and had every convenience we could want. Sugar Beach was great for swimming, snorkeling or just going for a walk.
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Name: John and Di Crust / 814-466-7187
, Added: 03/18/2010 -
From: Boalsburg, PA
We stayed here from Dec 21-30, 2009. The location is perfect. It is mid point for everything. The harbor is right down the street, and it is really a beautiful location. We were able to see the whales playing out in the water from our balcony. The condo was very nice and well kept. No complaints about it. I would definitely stay here again. Joe was always in touch when we had questions. What a wonderful place to stay during the Christmas holidays. Thanks again to the Dorsey's.
# 42 -
Name: Jane Johnston/Ryan Davis
, Added: 01/07/2010 -
From: Damon, Tx
Hi Joe And Karen We had such a great time in Maui. Your condo is situated in such a great location. You can go in any direction and find things to do with in a 20 minute drive or shorter. It is so hard to believe that our time has come and gone, but we will always remember the great time we had. It was so nice to come home after a long day and just veg at the pool or hot tub or the teenagers in there room with the t.v. going. Lay on the couch or sit on the lani and watch the ocean. Something you can not always do from a hotel room. It was just like home. Thank you for opening up your home in Maui to us. By the way the other people at the condo are very nice and friendly and gave some great tips about eating and events. What a great holiday Thank you again Brenda
Joe and Karen, thank you so much for your help with everything that added up to the best vacation of my life! Your condo is in a great location. I have read some of the comments about Maalaea not being a preferred location, but we thought it was wonderful! It was central to everything, close to the airport and pretty close to shopping. We had a lot of fun with all your beach toys at Maui's numerous and sublime beaches. The swimming pool was great and very well maintained. And what a treat to be right on the ocean, listening to the waves at night and watching the sunrise in the morning. We'll definitely be back!
# 40 -
, Added: 09/24/2009 -
From: West Jordan, UT
Although I did not personally have the pleasure of staying at the condo, I did arrange for my nephew and his new bride to spend the first week of their honeymoon at the condo. From all that I have heard to date it was spectacular and the kids enjoyed it immensely. There was nothing amiss and they were very pleasantly surprised with the gift of Champange and chocolates what a lovely lifetime memory for them. I do not have enough glowing adjectives to describe what a wonderful experience it was dealing with Joe. The fountain of information and the quick responses to my questions and concerns was unbelievable. It is not always easy arranging a honeymoon from another country with someone whom you have never met and to do it all conveniently by email, but this was truly and amazing and pleasant experience. I can't wait to get an opportunity to try this condo ourselves. Although we have been many times to Honolulu and the Big Island we have not as yet been to Maui. Next honeymoon is going to be ours. I would most certainly recommend Joe and Karen and their condo should the occasion arise. Wonderful experience and an unforgettable honeymoon from what the kids tell me.
As I read through all the positive comments associated with this property, I was impressed. When I got to the end and saw the owner had approval rights, I got nervous. What if he only approves positive comments? I forged ahead and started an exchange with Joe and Karen. They quickly put my paranoia to rest. The comments are all positive because the total experience is positive!
The condo is cozy and perfectly appointed with all the conveniences of home.... and then some. We arrived late on Tuesday night and the dark hall was a little spooky. When we opened the door to the lanai, the sound of the waves on the shore left an impression that will last forever. Seeing the ocean and palm trees upon arising the next morning was exceptional.
Joe's email and web site provided a wealth of information for planning our brief stay. We managed to fill every minute with the road to Hana, a climb up Haleachala with lunch at the Kula Lodge, Maui Tropical Plantation and the Eao Valley. The property manager pointed us to O'Lei Cafe on the golf course for the best lunch of our vacation.
I would love to visit Maui again and would schedule it around the availability of Joe and Karen's condo. They go the extra mile to ensure your vacation in paradise meets or exceeds your expectations. Mahalo Joe and Karen!
I had an amazing time down in Maui. The condo was absolutely great. All the amenities were provided for, think snorkeling gear, beach towels, boogie boards, silverware, etc. The condo had two full bathrooms, two queen beds, and two twin beds which worked out perfectly for our traveling group. I love the fact that it had 3 TV's located in each of the bedrooms and then a large screen TV in the living room. The condo also had a jacuzzi and a pool that was put to great use. The grounds itself were well maintained for (i.e clean) and best of all was the view. You can see the ocean and people snorkeling/paddle boarding off in the distance. Definitely picture perfect. The lanai was quite spacious as well w/a seating area to enjoy the view and I forgot to mention that the condo itself was clean and you can see it was well care for. The location of the condo was great, minutes away from Kihei and the beaches. Also, the surrounding area was pretty nice too, felt safe which was a big plus for me. Check in and check out was a breeze. P.S Joe sent us detailed emails prior to our stay that provided extremely helpful information about the island and lotsa FYI's which in my eyes makes him a super duper awesome hostess! Thanks Joe!! I would love to come back and stay here again
My stay in Maui was only three short nights, but they were pretty memorable. Joe did a great job in providing ample information and tips for my stay, he truly went above and beyond to make sure I was well informed for my trip. I was traveling with a party of 6 and the condo fit us all wonderfully, it was cozy yet provided just the right amount of space. I liked that there was a TV in every room so there was no fighting for the remote during down time. Every convenience is provided and the view was amazing. The outdoor BBQ area, pool & hot tub were definitely put to good use. The location was really great for a lot of activities; my travel mates were able to snorkel right off the property and great restaurants were mere minutes away. Everything was so conveniently located. I really enjoyed my time in Maui and will definitely want to stay in Joe's condo if I were to ever go back for another vacation.
Sorry it took so long to write something in your guest book. Life gets busy. You would think working at a Health Resort we would be stress free and have lot of free time, but keeping everyone happy and running a resort is a full time job. Anyway, we had such a great time in Maui, it was a vacation of a lifetime. Your suggestions and recommendations were great. The Condo was great. The weather was fantastic.
I do not really want to recommend you to anyone, kinda would like to keep this place a secret. We can't wait to return. Hope to be back in 2010.
Thank you again, Maybe one day I will have the opportunity to return your hospitality.
Len and LeAnne Doucette
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Name: Len Doucette / 250-791-6689
, Added: 04/09/2009 -
From: 108 Mile Ranch, BC
I would personally like to thank Joe and Karen for allowing me and my family to stay in his condo.. again! My son and myself stayed here in 2006 for his cancer wish, and it was exceptional. This time, I was able to bring my entire family along to enjoy the ride. With a total of 10 people including an infant, we were able to go through the road to Hana, attend the Maui Ocean Center, watch the whales from the condo lanai, go to a luau, kayak, snorkel, amongst other things. But most of all, Joe and Karen were able to get a lovely lady named Lori to perform a vow renewal ceremony for my husband and I's 10 year anniversary, and her husband Jamie to sing a few songs.. truly truly made our trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience. My family is still abuzz about this trip and are looking forward to return again. This is a place that I would recommend over and over again to stay, and Joe and Karen always go above and beyond to make sure our stay is memorable.