Condo near a Sandy Beach, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-4)
Sue and Mort Mortenson
About Sue and Mort Mortenson
Aloha. We are Mort and Sue, retired teachers who live near Chicago. Although we aren't able to come to Maui as often as we would like, every trip is filled with as much excitement as the cruise that introduced us to this marvelous island. Whenever we come to Mort's Port, we spend at least 50% of our time working to improve our home-away-from-home. We strive to make our unit feel as comfortable and look as appealing (in an island kind of way) as we possibly can.
Sue and Mort Mortenson purchased this Condo in 1994
Why Sue and Mort Mortenson chose Maalaea
Kanai A Nalu is a beautiful, centrally located condominium on Maalaea Bay. The street is relatively quiet, unlike many vacation rentals in nearby towns that have constant traffic whizzing by. We like the building being all-concrete construction and well situated near the ocean. It's also nice to be so close to the harbor, restaurants, and shops. In the winter months, we have a great vantage point for seeing whales frolicking in the bay. Turtles can be seen year-round.
What makes this Condo unique
Ours is one of the 16 oceanview units that face straight out to the water, 12 of us above ground level. That means that we have a fantastic view of the ocean, both from inside the unit and out on the lanai. Since the straight-out facing units have more lanai space than those on an angle, we are able to provide a spacious table that can accommodate every guest with nobody having their back to the ocean. Sitting on the lanai and gazing across the courtyard to the beautiful bay is close to being addictive.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
There are 2 areas near the parking lot for smokers
Inquire about suitability of unit for kids under 5
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
No candles are allowed inside the unit or on the lanai (where low lumen overhead lighting is provided).
Renters should not order pay-per-view TV movies/ programs or make international calls on the phone in the unit (Canada is the one exception).
Renters who choose to use the snorkeling equipment or boogie boards in the unit will be doing so at their own risk.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Excellent Place to Stay in Maui
Everything was perfect. It was our first time in Hawaii and Maui and our stay here turned out to be our best decision.
I think the location was superb. Central to a lot of attractions in Maui. Road to Hana, Plantation, Zip lining, Helicopter tours, Sunrise, Snorkeling etc....all within 25 mins drive. Also, another positive, this is away from the hustle-bustle of the west maui. Some people may prefer to stay in West maui which is filled with modern resorts and lots of busy and fancy restaurants. This was much more quiet and peaceful location. Paia is 25 mins -- whole foods and costco etc.
Beautiful views from the condo. Everything was well maintained and where it's supposed to be. Sue and Mort are great. They sent a lot of helpful documentation beforehand.
One slight negative: The internet was very spotty...going in and out. I am pretty sure it was not because of the issue in the Unit (more likely the cable company). Honestly this is not a major issue since the idea of a having good vacation time is to disconnect.
While not everything that vacationers might want to do on the island is 25 min. or less from our condo, we do appreciate the point that this guest was making. You will be centrally located on the island if you stay at Mort's Port, which means that driving times can be considerably less than from some of the more populated locales. Problems with the WiFi? Simple answer is to call Mort. Even from IL, he is usually able to give tips by phone for better connection in the rare situation of slow or intermittent reception. We want all who stay at Mort's Port to decide it's an "excellent place," as did this reviewer.
Nous avons adoré le condo, qui est très bien situé, propre et bien équipé. L’endroit est calme, la piscine et le terrain est au petits soins avec le personnel d’entretien. Je le recommande fortement.
This review was written in French. If it hasn't been translated into English by VRBO, here's my response to Annie: Merci beaucoups!! My limited recollection of French from decades ago tells me that her review is nothing but positive. Suzanne
We really enjoyed our stay. We would highly recommend Mort’s Port to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Maui!
It is very clean, well equipped, and quiet.
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We're pleased that this couple enjoyed their stay at Mort's Port, and we hope others will take their advice and check us out. Aloha from Mort and Sue
Well equipped, accurate info/photos in description, great location for us!
Just finished up our stay at Mort's Port. We really liked the central location, and that it's not in a busy area like Kihei or Lahaina. There is a lengthy beach for morning walks heading east from the property, or just sit with your toes in the sand. I followed a large green sea turtle around while snorkeling right in front of the property! While we don't eat out a lot, there are a few restaurants within walking distance which we took advantage of a couple of times. But when cooking in, we appreciated the well equipped kitchen, and the grill area overlooking the ocean is fantastic! Sue and Mort take care of their place and want to be sure that those who stay here enjoy their visit. Thanks for sharing your place with us, when our plans call for a return to Maui, I hope it will be available for us to stay.
We also appreciate everything about the location of our condo that this reviewer has highlighted. Maalaea certainly has a quiet charm about it, so far avoiding the noise and bustle that characterize towns to the east and west. By stocking our kitchen with small and large appliances, utensils, plates, pans, etc., similar to what we enjoy at home, we have also managed to please most of our guests who occasionally prepare their own meals. And that new outdoor gas grill is as efficient as it is beautiful. We want all of our renters to consider Mort's Port to be their home away from home
Mahalo from Mort and Sue
Cozy Condo in Paradise
We enjoyed our stay at Mort's Port. It was fully equipped. The owners thought of everything. Central air would have made it a little more comfortable for sleeping. The a/c unit in the main living area was very nice. Sue gave us the most helpful information as to the sites to see, places to dine, and general information that proved helpful everyday. The view from the unit was amazing! We took advantage of the trade winds, shut off the a/c and opened the patio and back door for a wonderful cross breeze. There was a nice beach within a short stroll where it felt like a private beach. A few other people were there as well, but everyone just enjoyed their piece of paradise. The location of this unit in the condo was ideal. It looked straight out to the beach, the side units had a more restricted view with the other side "wing" in their direct site of vision. We stayed for about 2 weeks, and wished it was longer. I would definitely stay here at Mort's Port if we ever get to Maui again. Mahalo
We are pleased that the two couples who spent their mutual "milestone birthdays" and one anniversary in Maui selected our condo as their lodging. It seems that it suited them well, esp. since they initially had concerns re. the A/C. It's true that we don't have central air (no unit in our complex does since it wasn't included in the original construction). We have found that our high capacity unit located mostly on the lanai, together with two box fans, can keep us cool on the rare hot days when the overhead fans (and trade winds) are not sufficient. And nights by the ocean are heavenly. The temperature is usually perfect for sleeping year-round. We have some comforters in the condo, but we're happy to see that they aren't being used.
A week on Paradise!
Had a wonderful stay. The condo was great and had everything we needed. We liked the central location, close to other spots on the island. The Ocean view from the condo was amazing!
Vicky let us know that she and her sister enjoyed the view from the lanai so much that they sometimes chose to just stay there while their husbands explored the island. You can have a memorable vacation at Mort's Port regardless of what you choose to do each day.
Many people enjoy taking a daily stroll along the shoreline of Maalaea Bay. The sandy beach begins about 200 yards from our building and extends east all the way to Kihei (approx. 4 miles). Most of the time Maalaea Bay is calm enough for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and boogie- or paddle--boarding.