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Wow !
great , i loved it .
# 55 - Brian Matthew - , Added: 04/25/2019 - 15:45 - From:
The time on Maui was amazing and your place was the perfect location! We had two water excursions (Whale watching & snorkeling) departing from the Maalaea harbor just down the street., as well as, an Ocean Center visit. Nice! We also experienced an awesome luau in Lahaina. Of course the Road to Hana was wonderful and in Paia we enjoyed sunsets and a surfing competition. Needless to say each day was filled.

I’m sure you have heard this before but one of things we looked forward to at the end of the day was sitting by the shoreline by the large palm tree near the outdoor grilling area watching the sea turtles and feeling that Pacific breeze! It doesn’t get any better my friend…
Mahalo to you & Karen.
# 54 - Name: Angie , Added: 04/10/2019 - 17:35 - From: USA
Thank you so much for the condo rental!! What a gorgeous view! To wake up and end the day with such beauty for the eyes is a dream come true. The relaxation and peace we felt throughout our stay have no words. Mahalo!! ;-):-)
# 53 - Amy Tinoco - , Added: 03/29/2019 - 18:15 - From: United States
Dear Joe and Karen,
What can I say other than Thank you!! We had an absolute blast and one of the most memorable vacations ever! Your place is not only beautiful, it is serene and peaceful. Such positive vibes and amazing views!
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. Your generosity will give us a lifetime of wonderful memories!
eternally grateful,
Laurie Stogniew and hubby Lon Johnson!
# 52 - Name: Laurie A Stogniew , Added: 01/23/2017 - 23:54 - From: United States
Maui is so pretty and the condos are amazing! So perfect for any occasion! We will certainly be back!
# 51 - erika brady - , Added: 12/05/2016 - 01:18 - From: United States
We had the best time in Maui.. thank you so much for your wonderful condos!
# 50 - John - , Added: 12/03/2016 - 22:40 - From: United States
Stayed early September 2016. The condo is a great location to get around island and had all amenities require including beach towels, 2 cool boxes, boogie boards. Also had water shoes and masks. We rented some for the week cause we wanted prescription masks and fins that fit. We used the recommended Tom Barefoot to book Pride of Maui to Molokini and turtle reef. The Barefoot booking got us a discount and I recommend the pride of Maui for those who might get seasick. They really took care of one of our party giving drinks of real ginger in seltzer water and getting her in the water before everyone else. The bedrooms were not private meaning that the two upstairs mezzanine bedrooms on the same level were either open to the front room or open to the downstairs bedroom. Fabulous view of the ocean right in front of the grass alongside the pool. Unfortunately our week was just after the rains that washed mud off the hillsides and the water didn't clear for the whole week. We even got to see surfers from our Lanai. Beautiful unused beach down the road from the condo great for walking along at sunset. We would stay at the condo again but I woul try and book at a time when it is not rainy season so we have the true benefit of the reef from our window.
# 49 - Name: Welsh family , Added: 09/28/2016 - 01:37 - From: Wales UK
We had a great time in Maui, and the condo was perfect! It was comfortable and had everything we needed to feel at home while on vacation. Also, I loved that the location was quiet and kind of tucked away, but also central to anywhere we wanted to go. Whether we wanted to sit on the lanai and watch turtles, or walk down to Sugar Beach and snorkel/play, or drive to Big Beach... or Kapalua (sometimes both in the same day, which also allowed us to stop in at the condo for snacks in between)... or run to Costco... everything was easy/not too far away! Even Hana and Haleakala, you can't get much closer for starting those adventures. It was everything we could have asked for.

We really had fun and can't wait to go back! Thank you again, for sharing your wonderful condo with us! :-)
# 48 - Name: Shawna Riedl , Added: 09/10/2016 - 16:02 - From: USA
Hi Joe and Karen,

We had a wonderful time at your "Condo in Paradise" during our recent vacation to Maui. The condo was very comfortable and perfectly furnished. We cooked in the condo, used the BBQ's downstairs, and went out a number of times to restaurants in Kihei, Lahaina, and Kula. We enjoyed coffee on the lanai every morning and wine in the afternoons. We also used the pool and hot tub and loved them both. The location of the condo (between Kihei and Lahaina) was great for us as we snorkeled out front and in nearby Kihei and also went to Lahaina for a number of activities. We loved having the marina nearby with Beach Bums and Hula Cookies and Ice Cream and would highly recommend the Aquarium to all visitors. In short, we enjoyed a perfect vacation.

Thank you so much for all your kindnesses - we appreciate all the good information and advice and the amazing hospitality you provided us.

Mahalo and Aloha for now,

John and Cathy George
# 47 - Name: John and Cathy George , Added: 05/02/2016 - 18:47 - From: USA
Hi Joe and Karen,

We really enjoyed staying at your condominium. We understand how much you love Maui and your condo.
Unfortunately, it was too early to see whales but we spent a wonderful Christmas at your place.

The view from the condo was spectacular and we could see a beautiful full moon on Christmas Day. I really like the interior in the rooms. They are really nice, and I especially thought that the switch cover is very special.

For my mother, my sister and my younger daughter, it was their first time to go to Maui. I am sure they felt a big difference from Oahu and they love Maui.

I would like to recommend your condo to my friends, and I would love to go there again soon.

Kind regards,
# 46 - Name: Naomi , Added: 02/06/2016 - 23:00 - From: Australia
Hi Joe and Karen,

We really enjoyed staying at your condominium. We understand how much you love Maui and your condo.
Unfortunately, it was too early to see whales but we spent a wonderful Christmas at your place.

The view from the condo was spectacular and we could see a beautiful full moon on Christmas Day. I really like the interior in the rooms. They are really nice, and I especially thought that the switch cover is very special.

For my mother, my sister and my younger daughter, it was their first time to go to Maui. I am sure they felt a big difference from Oahu and they love Maui.

I would like to recommend your condo to my friends, and I would love to go there again soon.

Kind regards,
# 45 - Name: Naomi , Added: 02/06/2016 - 23:00 - From: Australia
Thank you so much we couldnt have picked up a better location for our family.
The condo itself is fantastic. We really appreciated your promptness at answering our questions.
The beach at walking distance was lots of fun and relaxing at the same time. The condo area was quiet and calm. I appreciated the BBQ area where I could cook and enjoy a drink at night by the bay. We would love to return to your condo one day. We will highly recommend your condo to anyone we know. I agree with the comments of earlier users.
# 44 - Name: Sylvain Bussiere , Added: 01/25/2016 - 23:00 - From: Trois rivieres, Qc, Canada
The condo is like Heaven on earth. The owners Karen and Joe Dorsey have done a wonderful job creating a great place to rest and recharge in Maui.

The Dorsey's commitement of excellence, makes staying at their condo such a great experience. I highly recommend to anyone to stay there, you will leave recharged and re-energized.
# 43 - Name: Alex and Patsy Sanchez , Added: 11/12/2015 - 23:00 - From: Florida
We stayed in 410 over New Years and had to best time! We stayed there with friends and family who we hadn't seen in a year and the condo made the perfect beautiful place to have that reunion. It is cozy and has the best view overlooking the south side of the island, including Haleakala and Molokini. The owners were great and kind to rent from, they are very giving and we are very thankful!

Thank you!
# 42 - Name: Melyssa , Added: 02/26/2015 - 23:00 - From: Alaska
Joe and Karen,

Thank you for making our honeymoon experience so pleasant! Your condo is great and the view of the ocean is breathtaking. I joked to my wife that I could easily throw a golf ball from the balcony into the water! Very cozy condo with all that you could ask for in a vacation rental.

Our flight was cancelled for the first night of our honeymoon - imagine that! It was a big disappointment we had to miss one night of our honeymoon, but Joe graciously refunded our money for that first night. Who does that these days?

These are great people to rent from and we recommend them highly!!!!!

Thank you and bless you both.

Tommy and Monique
# 41 - Name: Tommy , Added: 11/03/2014 - 23:00 - From: Arizona
Joe and Karen

Shirley and I arrived back from Hawaii on the weekend. We had a great vacation. The condo experience was excellent. Everyone we met was very congenial. Proximity to Ma'alea Harbor was a real bonus as we could just walk down to catch whatever water excursion we booked (four I think). We only tried the beach at the condo once (snorkeling) but used the state park beach two blocks away almost everyday. The pool and hot-hot tub were well used. Having a complete kitchen really helped as a few family members have food allergies that make eating out sometimes a challenge, The condo was very well equipped and at a great location to get around and enjoy all that Maui has to offer. We would not hesitate to recommend it to all our friends and acquaintances

Once again, Thank You
Dallas and Shirley Hortness
# 40 - Name: Dallas and Shirley Hortness , Added: 04/07/2014 - 22:00 - From: Douglas, Ontario Canada
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.
# 39 - Name: Anonymous , Added: 09/13/2009 - 22:00 - From:
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!
# 38 - Name: Lou Newman , Added: 05/07/2009 - 22:00 - From: Poughkeepsie, NY
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
# 37 - Name: Yumi , Added: 05/01/2009 - 22:00 - From:
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.
# 36 - Name: Sundara , Added: 04/30/2009 - 22:00 - From: Everett, WA
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