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5 Homes away from Home

Choosing the Perfect Maui Vacation Rental

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Maui Vacation Rentals, Luxury BnB, Bed and Breakfast, Maui Accommodations

Vacationing on Maui with family or friends? You could reserve a block of hotel rooms, but then you wouldn’t have the home advantage of a central rally zone, or a kitchen for preparing communal meals. The most meaningful family encounters seem to occur around the hearth and in the galley, so it’s no wonder vacation homes have become so popular for family reunions and other special occasions.

On an island this varied, you’re pretty sure to find the vacation rental that suits the tenor of any group. Most include amenities you likely don’t have at home, such as private beaches or Jacuzzis. And they come with the expertise of professional property managers who ensure that your ‘ohana (family) has a relaxed and happy stay.

Here are five examples we scouted out — lodgings for unwinding, or for serving as home base from which to launch island adventures. Whether it’s an oceanfront luxury estate, a retro beach bungalow, or a hippie-chic hotel, each property offers a distinctive setting where the folks you love can step outside the daily grind, have fun together and build what are sure to become cherished memories.

Wailea Sunset Estate
South Shore
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 5½
Features:
» Pampered privacy
» Upscale comfort
» Oceanfront
» Dual family rooms
» Separate honeymoon cottage
Price: From $2,250/night
Contact: (888) 875-2818, ext. 6; Info@TropicalVillaVacations.com

Fitzgerald was wrong. The rich are just like you and me — they long to be completely comfortable, stress free, and cosseted like royalty. And here is the place for it. Low-key pampering (the ultimate luxury) for those who can muster the price.

Three bedrooms occupy the second floor of the main house, including a stunning master suite with private lanai and jaw-dropping ocean views. The two guest bedrooms are accessed via a different staircase off the kitchen. The upper floor’s lanai invites outdoor rendezvous for morning coffee or afternoon drinks.

Built in 2005, Wailea Sunset Estate epitomizes upscale lodging, with twin family rooms at opposite ends of the house, gourmet kitchen, private office space, multiple lanais and a beautiful pool. A separate structure houses the definitive honeymoon suite, complete with sumptuous king bed, mood lighting, and high-tech media center.

Setting the property further apart from other run-of-the-mill multimillion-dollar, oceanfront digs are the stately grounds: an acre of manicured lawn and private ocean frontage. It’s hard to imagine more ideal accommodations for an ‘ohana or group of friends celebrating a special occasion.

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