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We Offer The Lowest 1-bedroom Ocean View Rates – Anywhere!

Honua Kai Resort & Spa

We own a second floor unit at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa – it’s a 1-bedroom villa and just gorgeous. Our unit has an ocean view and you can watch the Maui sun setting in the Pacific ocean right from our Lanai (balcony).  The Honua Kai Resort & Spa is smoke free resort in compliance with Hawaiian smoking laws.

I’m going to be honest with you folks – there is an inactive construction site next to our villa (Westin Hotel).  There has been NO construction for the past 2 years and Westin recently planted grass for even longer term inactivity.  So our beautiful villa is therefore permanently on sale for value minded folks who would rather spend the saved money on airline tickets, whale watching, road trips to Hana, fine restaurants, etc, instead of a green view.  I challenge you to find a lower published rate anywhere!!!

Don’t get me wrong, you can see the ocean from our lanai and for half the day you can’t see the construction since the sun has set.  So if you want to stay at the hottest new 5-star resort on Maui at the cheapest rates our villa is for you.  You get the resort facilities just like the other folks who paid megabucks more, same swimming pools, work out rooms, underground parking, etc.

We have 10 years of renting experience – we have rented our timeshares, and condos, for over a decade now and have NEVER had a problem.  Our expertise will make your rental worry and hassle free; we know how to provide the service to make your stay at the Honua Kai memorable.  You are making this reservation direct with the owners and all the middleman’s profit becomes yours!  We personally care about your stay with us.

Save 50% to 60% over Orbitz and other large travel agencies – book direct with the owner and you save the money that would normally got to Orbitz; see the great discounts in the table below.

Rates and Availability Calendar – please fill out the reservation form below and I’ll get back to you on availability.


Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Reservations
Cut out the middleman, book direct with the owner, and save big bucks!

Reservation Form
Fill out this form and I’ll get back with your rate quote valid for 24 hours
(We have a 5-day minimum stay/7-days for holidays)




Please fill out the above form and we will get back to you with our rate quote
There is no cost nor obligation on your part.

Our “Rack Rates”

Our 1-bedroom villa has 4 competitive rental rates during the year:

Firesale price $179/nt

Value $229/nt

Regular $269/nt

Peak $299/nt

Holiday $399/nt


5-night minimum stay required except for Holiday Rates – they require a 7-night minimum stay; contact us for shorter stay reservations.  Rates are subject to change without notice.  Once you get our rate quote the rates, and availability, are valid for 24-hours.  A $155 cleaning fee is charged based on single check-out cleaning; optional daily maid service is available at $40 per day.  Washer/dryer is available in the villa for your convenience.  Hawaiian taxes 13.42%  are added to the final rent.  <14 days means any open days starting from today and for the next 14 days that are not rented – you get for $179/night.

How can we offer these crazy prices?  Simple, to keep our rates this low we require all monies paid up front with no refunds!  All my competition must account for renters backing out and returning deposit monies – they have to jack up their normal rates to account for this.  My suggestion is for you to take out travel insurance and insure your entire vacation, our rent, your airline tickets, pre-purchased activities.   This insurance costs 8% to 10% of the vacation expense.

The money you save from me will pay the insurance premium for the insurance firms I recommend and will return 80% – 100% of your money for ANY reason you cancel – even if it’s “We don’t feel like going on vacation”.  Click this link for more information about travel insurance.

Discounts – you bet!

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ALL my rates are discounted below other 1-bedroom and studio Honua Kai villas – nobody offers a 1 bedroom with a partial ocean view for less!

“Firesale Discount”

14 days before check-in has the rate dropping to $179 per night! The money you save staying at our villa will ease the higher airline fares!  So check our calendar often for great “get-a-way” specials.  The cleaning fee is still charged as are the Hawaiian taxes.  “Firesale Discounts” require all monies be paid up front and are non-refundable.  The Firesale Discount is also used to “fill” holes of 4 days or less in our availability calendar and may be done months in advance.  Many times reservations don’t “butt up” against the next reservation and “holes” are left that are hard to find the normal 5 or 7 day minimum reservation – that’s when the Firesale Discount is used.

Maid Fees

We charge a $155 cleaning fee per reservation and with the 4.166% tax is $140.63; all this money goes to the cleaning company that services our villa – we make no money with this charge.   This includes a pre-cleaning and a post-cleaning of the villa.  Daily maid service is NOT included in our rates.  Those villas that offer “daily maid service” (Really just “Tidy Service”) just have a maid drop by, inconvenience you, make the bed, and replace towels.  That’s it – 5 minutes and they’re out of the villa.  The daily $25 “Resort fee” covers 5 minutes of maid service per day and dry towels.

We can provide a much better maid service for about $40 per cleaning and this is a real cleaning of your villa.

Additional Fees

When you check into the Honua Kai, the front desk will charge $10 per day for self-parking in the underground garage, $15 per day for valet parking, plus tax.  I can’t collect that fee and neither can anyone else but the Honua Kai’s front desk when you check-in.


Honua Kai Resort & Spa accepts PayPal

Payment is through PayPal; the largest bank in the world with 168 million members.  If you don’t have an account it will take about one minute to set one up.  You can use a credit card to make your payment in PayPal.  We have two payment methods:

Travel Insurance

For about 8% to 10% of the total price of your vacation, including airfare, villa rental, pre-paid activities like lift tickets, etc., you can totally insure your vacation.  Additionally you can cancel for ANY reason, heck you don’t even need a reason, just cancel, and get ALL your money back.  Click here to learn more.

Rate Comparisons

Don’t believe I have the lowest 1-bedroom ocean view rates in the world?  Let’s do a comparison of my rack rate versus the best discounted rates from the major travel companies – prove for yourself my claims:

Booking a 7 day stay July 10 – 17, 2010 (Regular Rate) in a 1 bedroom partial ocean view at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa for a family of 4 (Analysis done Dec 2009 rates are subject to change):

  • Travelocity Cost per day is $442.75 + 12.43% Hawaiian tax = $501.16 per day or $3,508.10 for the week
  • Expedia Cost per day is $437.50 + 12.43% tax = $491.88 or $3,443.16 for the week
  • (No ocean view – this is for “resort view”) Cost per day is $408.00 + 12.43% tax = $458.71 or  $3,211.01 for the week
  • Cost per day is $468.00 + 12.43% = $526.17 per day or $3,683.21 for the week
  • Cost per day is $609.38 + 12.43% tax = $685.13 per day or $4,795.88 for the week
  • Me – Cost per day is $189.00 + 12.43% tax = $212.50 per day or $1,487.45 for the week

If you book 6 months ahead of time here is what you save by booking my villa:

  • Travelocity – costs $2,020.65 more than me
  • Expedica – costs $1,955.71 more than me
  • – costs $1,723.56 more than me
  • – costs $2,195.76 more than me
  • – costs $3,308.43 more than me

The savings from the above would easily pay for airline tickets for 2 to 4 people.

Note: the large travel agencies love to hide the $25/day Resort Fee that they MUST charge (we don’t).  Some of them footnote and tell you that the front desk collects it so they leave it out of their rates – but it is NOT optional and is a sneaky hidden charge.  I don’t play those games and we don’t have that $25 Resort Fee.

I hope I’ve shown you that renting from me can save you a lot of money – why not fill out the form above and get a price quote?

Pictures of our villa


  • Everything is brand new in the villa, came online in 2009
  • Keyless entry – 6-digit access code; no need to get key if your flight arrives at 2 AM
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Free Local Phone Calls
  • No worrying about when the maid service is going to interrupt your day
  • 52″ color HD LCD TV/Blu-Ray DVD in Living Room & 32″ color HD LCD TV in bedroom
  • Floor to ceiling folding glass doors to lanai to maximize views and natural light
  • King Size Bed
  • Queen size sofa bed
  • Ceiling fans in living room and bedroom, as well as air conditioning
  • Stainless Steel Bosch appliances
  • Frameless glass shower enclosure with huge tub
  • Washer and Dryer in the unit
  • Concrete construction with sound dampening walls
  • Charge all resort costs on your credit card
  • Aloha welcome package with 100% Kona coffee, coffee filters, spices, dishwasher soap, bath soaps, beach towels, bath towels – the full boat like any 5-star resort
  • Amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Washer
    • Dryer
    • Linens Provided
    • Covered Parking
    • Elevator
  • Beds
    • King Bed
    • Convertible Queen Bed
  • Entertainment
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD Player
    • Hot Tub
    • Pool for our building and 2 more pools, one of which is a lazy river
  • Kitchen
    • Full Kitchen
    • Cooking Utensils Provided
    • Refrigerator
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Ice Maker
  • Outdoor Features
    • Lanai
    • BBQ
  • View/Location
    • Beachfront
  • Communications
    • Telephone
    • Free Local Calls
    • Wireless Internet
  • Suitability
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Smoking Not Allowed in Villa or on Resort Grounds
  • Activities (on site and nearby)
    • Golf
    • Tennis
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing
    • Restaurants
    • Kayaking
    • Sailing
    • Boating
    • Waterskiing
    • Parasailing
    • Jet Skiing
    • Shelling
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling/Diving
    • Surfing
    • Windsurfing
    • Biking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • Fitness Center/Gym
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Miniature golf
    • Horseback Riding

Overall Reservation Process

  • Fill out the above form and I’ll get back with our rate quote valid for 24-hours – I’ll calculate any discounts
  • Pay via PayPal
  • I’ll send you a welcome package that is chuck-full of information and a 6-digit key code for the door to our villa
  • Arrive at Honua Kai and proceed to front desk to register and pay the $10/day parking fee ($15/day for valet parking)
  • Have the bellman help you bring your luggage to our villa
  • Punch in the keycode I sent you and then enter any code you want to use during your stay
  • If you need optional (for an additional charge) maid service or have a maintenance issue, help is but a phone call away and close by
  • Enjoy Maui
  • When your vacation is over simply close the door to our villa and inform the front desk you are leaving

It’s just as easy as any resort on Maui.

KeyCode Door

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - door lockWhat makes our reservation process so simple and super safe for you is the 6-digit keycode that I send you.  The keycode is only good starting at 4 PM on the day of your check-in and expires at 11 AM on the day of your check-out.  During that time you have complete access to our villa but the keycode expires after 11 AM on the last day of your reservation.  Each guest reservation gets a unique keycode that is never issued again.

No need to track someone down and get a room key; you already have the keycode as soon as you make the reservation.  If someone in your party is arriving before or after you simply tell them the keycode and they can get into the villa.

Once you open the door you can then reprogram it to any simple number that you and your family can easily remember.  It’s no harder than programming the safe in the villa.  You can make this keycode the same as the safe’s keycode in the villa if you wish.

You can’t lose your keycard nor demagnetize it by putting it near your cell phone.  If the maids need in their keycodes only work from 8 AM to 5 PM; same with any maintenance men who might need in during your stay.  When you go swimming you don’t have to worry about losing your keycard or keys.

If there should be an emergency the a master key can be brought over from the management company.


How does the “Firesale Rates” work – I’m not sure
When you get a rate quote from us, any days 14 or less days from today are discounted to $99 per night.  Not all your days are $99 just the ones that are 14 days or less from today.

Do we check-in with the front desk when we arrive?

Yes, the front desk must know who is roaming the halls of the resort.  When you check in they will ask you if you have a car and if so the parking fee is $10/day or $15/day for valet parking.  You will be given a tag which goes on the rearview mirror of your car.  The front desk of the Honua Kai is manned 24/7.

Can the bellman help us with our luggage?
Theoretically no – only folks who paid 2 times as much by renting direct from the Honua Kai get that service.  Trust me, the bellman will have no problems if you wave some money and shout “Bellman”.  Our villa is on the second floor and the elevators are just steps away from the front desk.

I don’t have a PayPal account – what do I do?
Simple; just log onto and set up a new account – takes 30 seconds.  Then when I send you the invoice to be paid you log into your PayPal account and pay with a credit card like any other sale.  There is no charge on your end of the transaction.


Ok, I want the discounts but what happens if our travel plans change?
Travel insurance.  We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance whether you rent from us or someone else.  You may not realize it but you ALWAYS pay someone to insure your rental villa; either you pay much more in quoted rates (for agencies that allow last minute cancellations) or you buy it yourself and then it covers the villa rent AND airline tickets AND any pre-paid activities that are a must on Maui.  (Zip line for instance during holiday periods)  I’ve written an article about travel insurance – click here to read the article.  Think about all the things that can go wrong with a vacation and you will quickly realize that travel insurance is a smart idea.

If our plane is late and we get to the Honua Kai at 2 AM – how do we get into our villa?
No problem with us – that 6 digit keycode that we sent you works from 4 PM on the day of check-in to 11 AM on the day of check-out.  If you rent from other owners who don’t use the keycode lock you will have to hunt down keys at 2 AM – good luck and I hope you brought sleeping bags.

What is the $25 “Resort Fee” that so many other places charge per day?
Travel agents, and the Honua Kai itself, charge $25/day in addition to the room rent.  This $25/day is NOT charged by us.  Many of the big travel agents hide this charge by either not telling you about it or just sluffing it off as a charge you must pay at the front desk when you check in.

That $25/day is for pool towels, Wi-FI, and the ability to charge things to your room.  This fee covers only guests 1 and 2, guest 3 would be an additional $25/day and the same for guest 4.  So a family of 4 would have to pay $75 per day extra for towels and for tidy maid service which had the maid spending 5-minutes in the villa making the bed (not changing it) and replacing towels.

We just provide pool towels in our villa and after swimming just throw them in the dryer or wash them if you wish.  You save $525 per week by doing that.  So pay yourself $525 per week and simply make the bed in the morning and throw the wet towels in the Bosch dryer and spend that money at fine restaurants and activities around Maui.

How does maid service work with our rental?
We are like timeshares and private condos – there is no maid service unless you pay extra for it.  The $135 cleaning fee we charge goes directly to the cleaning company for pre-cleaning of our villa before you arrive and post-cleaning on the day you check out.  For $40 you can call to have maid service actually clean your villa; the choice is yours.  Spend the maid money on whale watching and fine restaurants; just tidy up the place yourself – takes 5 minutes a day. If you are at our villa for more than a week the $40 maid service is just great once – get new towels and linens and a cleaning.  Remember; hotels don’t have washers and dryers in the room like we have at our villa.

Can we use the Ki-Ki (Hawaiian for kids) Club?
Yes, for a charge you can have the kids spend the day or night at the Ki-Ki club while you attend to other matters.

How about room service at the Honua Kai?
Honua Kai has just started room service which is handled by the two fine restaurants within the resort.


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Mahalo and aloha…..

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