"Since we are already planning our next years Maui vacation . . ."
Good Morning Jim ~ Thank you for letting us stay at your Maui Vista condo in Kihei. We are having a wonderful time and taking good care of your home. We love the location of your condo, since it is in the back building it is very quiet and romantic. We have really enjoyed our quiet breakfasts and dinners on your large ground floor lanai. Your condo was very well maintained and even had beach chairs and boogie boards for the beach. Being able to walk to the beach, go shopping, or out to dinner without driving is really a bonus. Since we are already planning our next years Maui vacation and would like to rent your Maui Vista condo number 3104 for five weeks. If the dates we requested are available, please let us know and we will provide you with our credit card information.
Aloha, the Harts ~ Sacramento, CA (10/10/12)
Note: the Harts arrived on 9/22 and are departing 10/24. They have now reserved five weeks beginning 9/19/13.
"This is our first experience . . ."
Hi Jim ~ Thank you for the information. This is our first experience with a vacation rental property and you made it very easy for us. Can't wait to get to Maui! Thanks.
Kobe ~ Saskachewan, Canada (7/6/12) ~ arriving 12/7/12; departing 1/5/13
"Awesome! Thanks Jim. The place was perfect. We had a great time.
Yee - Shan ~~ Burlingame, CA (11/8/11)
"Could not have picked a better place . . ."
Jim ~ We are having a wonderful time. Could not have picked a better place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
Aloha, Dave and Michelle ~~ Holt, MI (9/14/11)
"I am interested in booking it again."
Hello Jim ~ I rented your Maui Vista condo for 23 days in July 2011. It was wonderful! I am interested in booking it again for March 31, 2012 to April 8, 2012. It would be 9 nights. I checked your availability and it appears to be open for that time. Would you be able to contact me by email or phone to talk about it? I teach school, so I am hard to get a hold of during week days. I'm always around in the evenings. We are in Alberta and we are 4 hours ahead of you. Thank you for your time. (Yes, Deborah did book those dates.)
Deborah ~~ Kinuso, Alberta, Canada (9/11/11)
"If you ever decide to sell the unit, we would be interested."
Jim ~ It is our last night in #3104 for this year. Our stay has, again, been wonderful. As always, your unit is 'the best value' available. The new carpet is luxurious, and we appreciate the new dining chairs. Much better than before. And we found two comfortable new beach chairs in the storage closet. (See next letter.) They were great for sunning at Charlie Young beach.
If you ever decide to sell the unit, we would be interested. We have looked at other units here at Maui Vista, but yours is the best! We'll be contacting you soon to make our reservation for next year.
Jack & Mary Alice ~~ Olympia, WA (12/21/10)
". . . and you are right that there will be tears !!"
Aloha Jim ! We will probably be departing between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m..... and you are right that there will be tears!! We are having such a good time. It is so beautiful and relaxing here (but then I don't need to tell you that).
The condo is great and we are really enjoying it. It is a very tranquil environment and great "home base". We bought some "deluxe" beach chairs that we are going to leave behind in the closet. I know that future vacationers staying in your condo will enjoy them .... perhaps we will enjoy them again in the next year or two :o)
Is there anything we need to do upon departure other than leave the keys in the lock box?? We have been doing "regular" cleaning so the housekeepers won't have too big a task in cleaning up after us. Again ... thanks so much for the use of your condo at Maui Vista. We will be back !!
Kathy ~~ Coquitlam, BC Canada (10/29/10)
"Thankfully this unit has an A/C in the bedroom . . . "
"The perfect place for some much needed R & R. After a long day of traveling, followed by a long day of shopping, I was overjoyed to open the door to this immaculately clean and beautiful home. I've stayed at many condo's up and down South Kihei Rd. that were more expensive and cleanliness, comfort, and noise were a problem, but I didn't experience any of those issues here. Like I said this unit is spotless!
"Thankfully this unit has an A/C in the bedroom, otherwise I think it would have been way to warm to sleep in there. Because this unit is in the very back, there is next to no pedestrian traffic, or regular traffic noise.
"The kitchen is fully stocked for cooking. The washer and dryer allow you to pack lighter. There is an enormous closet full of beach goodies including several beach chairs, beach bags, beach toys, and a pretty large collection of books. The grounds are well maintained, I loved the plumeria trees. The owner is super nice and provides lots of helpful info prior to arriving.
"The Maui Vista is in a great location it's close to everything in Kihei and provides quick access to the highway. There is a cross walk right outside the Maui Vista that takes you to the glorious Charlie Young Beach. Had this unit been available, I would have extended my stay, I did not want to leave and I hope that this was just the first of many stays to come."
Sarah ~~ Phoenix, AZ ~~ (9/29/10)
"I truly appreciated the choice of pillows."
Hi Jim ~~ Thanks for sharing your Kihei condo with us for the past couple weeks (September 1-16). We enjoyed it very much and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. The patio has a lovely view and we found the condo very quiet.
I truly appreciated the choice of pillows. So many places have very uncomfortable foam pillows. My husband likes a firm pillow and mine at home is down, so is very soft. We were both able to choose one to suit our tastes and that made for a good night's rest ~ with the comfortable mattress as well. As someone who likes to cook, I also was pleased to see the nice Chicago Cutlery knife set.
Again, we were very delighted with the place and at some point in the future, we will contact you to see if you would be willing to rent it at a flat rate for a month or two. Thanks again.
Connie ~~ Scottsdale, AZ ~~ (9/21/10)
"Our stay in your unit...was the best!"
Jim ~~ we would like to rent your Maui Vista condo for Nov. 30 thru Dec. 13 - 2008. We have stayed at the Maui Vista each year for the last six years, or so. Our stay in your unit Feb. 2007 was the best!
Jack & Mary Alice ~~ Olympia WA (6/11/08)
"I would stay again in a minute."
Dear Jim ~~ The Maui Vista is a perfect location especially with Charlie Young Beach just across the street and quiet too! You have a very nice place. I would stay again in a minute. All the appliances, tub, shower, everything was simple to use with your great labels. Nice cabinetry as well. Hope you have a nice summer! Aloha!
Sheila ~~ Calgary, Alberta, Canada (7/10/08)
"Our favorite room was your lanai."
Hi Jim ~~ We enjoyed our stay at your Maui Vista condo. Our favorite room was your lanai. Really appreciate the way Maui Vista maintains the grounds. Your upgrades to the bathroom & kitchen are very nice and the bedroom is bright & comfortable. Also enjoyed the art work.
Wayne's response to my request to use his note: Sure, feel free to use our comment about our "favorite room". We always like to be on the 1st floor of the back units at Maui Vista because the lanai is larger, it's quiet at the back and the grounds are beautiful.
Wayne & Barbara ~~ Lincoln City, OR (6/17/08)
"I have been coming to Maui Vista for many years and your apartment is by far the best . . ."
Hi Jim ~~ Just thought I would let you know. We arrived about 3 pm after a long day....8.5 hour flight from New Zealand...then Honolulu to Maui ...then organising rental car..windsurfing equipment hire...picking up keys from Azeka ....shopping. Anyway....we love your apartment Jim...lovely peaceful outlook and great decor. I have been coming to Maui Vista for many years and your apartment is by far the best I have stayed in.
Tony and Yih-hsin (e-shing) ~~ New Zealand (9/23/07)
"Some owners look at their units as cash cows . . ."
Hi Jim ~~ Thanks for keeping your condo in immaculate shape, we hope to come back. We were slightly worried about a private rental, as some owners look at their units as cash cows, but your condo compared favorably with the resort hotel we stayed with in Kaanapali.
Jan (Yon) and Judith ~~ Portland, OR (9/15/07 )
"Without doubt, your condo was the nicest we have stayed in at
Maui Vista, and we would not hesitate staying there again."
Since making this statement Katharina has reserved 28 nights beginning June 16th, 2008!
Katharina B. ~~ Scottsdale, AZ (8/2/07 )
"I'm looking forward to seeing the upgrades,
although I enjoyed it as it was."
John B.~~ San Diego, CA (12/11/06) returning for the third time on 10/11/07
"But, you outdid yourself with the Kihei condo! WOW!"
Hi Jim ~~ Thanks for the use of your lovely condos. We loved the location in Lahaina - so convenient to everything we wanted to do, including the Maui Invitational Basketball Tournament.
But, you outdid yourself with the Kihei condo! WOW! It is really beautiful and all your new upgrades are wonderful. The location was super. We had never stayed in Kihei. We loved it and will be back. You were so good to work with!
You are so professional and did not miss anything - including great directions. Your attention to detail was excellent. Thanks again for letting us use your beautiful accommodations.
Vern & Barb ~~ Glen Haven, CO (12/5 /06)
"We loved having the A/C in the bedroom."
Dear Mr. Egan ~~ Just wanted to thank you for all the information you gave us regarding the Kihei area. We had a wonderful time! Everything was great in the condo. Very clean and quiet! We will definitely contact you again for our next trip to Maui. The condo was everything we expected and more. We loved having the A/C in the bedroom, the weather was a little muggy and it made us more comfortable. We will contact you next year! Thank you,
Christine ~~ Milpitas, CA (9/26/06)
"The kitchen & bathroom were a marvelous touch of design."
(After 4th visit.)
Aloha Jim ~~ We both want to thank you again for the opportunity of staying in #3104. The kitchen & bathroom were a marvelous touch of design. We had a marvelous time as always ~~ we just laid back and relaxed especially by the pool. With the Lord's grace and blessing we hope to return again ~~ hope #3104 will be available for us again when we're able to establish a future return date. Aloha & Mahalo, dem olde fogeys.
Frank & Darlene Ardelean ~~ Aurora, IL (11/3/06)
"The second AC in bedroom kept us cool . . . "
Dear Jim ~~ Just a note to say thank you for the use of your Maui Vista condo Labor day week. All was wonderful! It's nicely furnished. The second AC in bedroom kept us cool although Maui's weather was just fine. The in-unit washer/dryer made keeping clothes clean absolutely no hassle. Your rear patio at ground level was just great; 50 feet to the pool, Haleakala views from out in the yard, the flowers and color all around just made what little time we stayed there most enjoyable. We loved the beach accross the street.
It's our hope to make Maui our annual getaway spot and the affordable pricing at your condo can help make that possible. We'll be in touch. Mahalo and Aloha.
Efton T. ~~ Lilburn, GA (10/4/06)
". . . many of the units do not have air units in the bedroom . . ."
Dear Jim ~~ Just got back from our trip to Kauai and Maui and enjoyed our 10 night stay at your unit #3104 at the Maui Vista. We never had to use the air conditioner in the living room, however we did have to use the air unit in the bedroom on some of the nights. You were right in stating that many of the units do not have air units in the bedroom.
The bed was very comfortable, the unit has a better garden view than most of the units, it is in a quiet location, the tennis courts are great, and the beach across the street is beautiful.
William W. ~~ Framingham, MA (3/24/06)
". . . enjoyed the condo every bit as much as the first time. "
Hi Jim~~ Well we had another super visit and enjoyed the condo every bit as much as the first time. We will be back for sure. With that in mind, we have thought about taking our granddaughters. Is there an extra charge for more than 2 or 3 people? If so, how much? How many will the condo sleep?
John B. ~~ San Diego, CA (10/25/05)
"Please use me as a reference . . ."
Dear Jim ~~ Just a quick note to say thank you for the use of your condo on Maui. We really enjoyed ourselves at your tastefully decorated home. It was certainly everything you said it was and more. We enjoyed a light breakfast each morning on the patio and cooked steaks two nights on the barbeque. Other than that we ate out. We did not use the air conditioner as the temp at night was just right for sleeping.
Also I would really say thank-you for the superb directions for getting us there and the excellent arrangemnets for getting us inside the house. We drove to Hana and completed the circle (it was a bit tense at times) back to Kahului and really were enthralled at the sights. Please use me as a reference for your condo at any time. Once again our thanks.
John ~~ Freelton, Ontario, Canada (5/28/05)
"A great experience for a first time internet transaction!"
Jim ~~ I just wanted to let you know that our time in Maui was luxurious. I do however, think that it should be illegal to visit Maui for less than 2 weeks. The condo was very conveniently located and met all of our needs. The complex was very quiet and very well maintained. A great experience for a first time internet transaction! Mahalo!!!
Laurie & Jeff ~ Mahtomedi, MN (4/10/05)
"Compared to your beautiful bed at Lahaina Shores it is pretty awful."
(Replaced with same brand mattress set as Lahaina Shores on 2/14/05. Happy Valentine's Day!)
Jim ~~ We just returned from Maui, and I want to thank you for the use of your two condos. Lahaina Shores is an incredible location, within walking distance of everything, yet quiet and right on the beach. And the pool is great. It is easily the best condo for anyone wanting to stay in West Maui.
Since we love South Maui, Maui Vista is the ideal location for us, and we really enjoyed our time there, especially with the new appliances and air conditioners. The one downside is the bed at Maui Vista. Compared to your beautiful bed at Lahaina Shores it is pretty awful. I actually slept on the pull-out couch a few times because my back was hurting so much. So, hopefully a new bed or mattress cover is in the budget some time soon.
We'll be back next year, and I'm sure I'll be in touch again soon. Mahalo and Mele Kalikimaka.
Brad ~ Winnipeg, Canada (12/10/04)
"Your restaurant tips matched our tastes and our pocket book!"
Hi Jim ~~ Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your wonderful space with us, wish we could have stayed longer...next time! The weather was wonderful, accomodations were very comfortable, went swimming everyday, saw some (surfing) pro's on the north shore during the big wave days, the Maui Vista has beautiful landscaping for being on the "dry side" of the Island. We watched the sunset every night wherever we happened to be. Enjoyed evenings on the lanai. Your restaurant tips matched our tastes and our pocket book!
We even got to see a few humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins and sea turtles. Yeah! Hawaii is a most beautiful place, may we all take good care of this wonderful paradise! Aloha.
Mary (and family) ~ Newport, WA (1/4/05)
"I think you provide great value."
Actually after staying in your place last year it didn't occur to me or interest me to check the other units. I think you provide great value. Book us for the 9/29-10/12 period.
John B.~ San Diego, CA (6/15/04)
"nice and quiet away from the road noise . . . "
Hi Jim ~~ Your condo was excellent we had a wonderful time really enjoyed the location on the development nice and quiet away from the road noise, super access to the on site pool a nice lounge, bedroom facilities and we especially enjoyed the patio for breakfast and in the evening for dinner after making use of the BBQ so convenient to the back of the condo. Thanks again we will keep your email address as I am sure we will be back in the future.
David ~ Willesborough, UK (5/28/04)
"We love staying at your place . . . it feels like home."(Fourth visit!)
Hi Mr. Egan ~~ Yes, I would like to reserve the condo at Maui Vista for 2005. The dates would be arrive Friday, March 4, 2005 and check out Tuesday, March 29, 2005. We love staying at your place at the Maui Vista it feels like home. Thanks.
Carey ~ Madison, WI (2/27/04)
"the best sand . . ."
Hi Jim ~~ My wife and I recently returned and would like to thank you for keeping such a great place in Maui. We swam at the pool and charlie young beach (the best sand), barbequed, played tennis and had an overall great time. Everything was great and we are recommending your property to anyone we know who is going to Maui. Thank you for helping us afford some much needed time to get away. We will try to return ASAP.
Mario and Elaine ~ Brooklyn, NY (8/26/03)
"I know it sounds waaaaaaay lame to say this, but......"
Dear Jim, ~~ My wife and I spent out 20th wedding anniversary week in your condo (Maui Vista #3104) last May (2002). I always wanted to drop you a note saying what an incredibly wonderful time we had, and how great your place was! Clean, spacious, well-equipped, quiet. For us, it was.....perfect! And the location was perfect for the activities on the island we lined up.
If you ever need a reference letter or testimony concerning that unit, I am willing to assist. If we ever make the trip again, we would not hesitate to stay in exactly the same place.
David Boxerman ~ North Richaland Hills, TX (2/13/03)
"Everything was handled so professionally..."
Hi Jim, ~~ Thanks for the receipt and congratulations! David and I never once got the impression that we were the first self-booked guests. Everything was handled so professionally we thought you were an old hand at this! You're definitely a natural! We wish you the best with your new venture and we'll certainly have no hesitation recommending you to anybody we know intending to visit Hawaii. Take care and good luck.
"One week was just a tease!!"
Hi Jim! ~~ We just got back from Maui and all I can say is WOW!!! It was unfortunate we had to leave two days early, but we enjoyed every minute there. We have already decided we are going for 2 weeks next Nov as one week was just a tease!! ~~ Your condo was perfect. Great location, all the amenties and friendly and helpful people at AA Oceanfront. ~~ I can't tell you how much fun we had and we have come back with great tans, although they are fading quickly in this weather. ~~ Again, thanks so much and you can count us in next year again (if I didn't drive you too crazy this time!!).
Mahalo, Cheryl & Tim ~ Nova Scotia (11/27/00)
"... and my brother is planning his honeymoon there as well."
Hi Jim, ~~ No poblem with using our testimonials! I can even do a better one if you would like. Does that mean we will get the same deal on the condo for next year (and maybe even 1-2 night credit for leaving early this year)?? Can you tell I use to do sales before becoming an RCMP?? I have mentioned your place to several people in the office and have given your card out. A lot of people are interested. ~~ My parents are planning a trip there next year and my brother is planning his honeymoon there as well. They are interested in your place. I am quite the sales woman! Thanks again!
Cheryl & Tim ~ Nova Scotia (11/28/00)
"Every sunset was better than the last!"
Jim, ~~ Just returned from heaven this morning. Thank you so much for all your helpfull advice. The place was great, we will definetly be back. I'm trying to figure out a way to move there with my kids! Every sunset was better than the last! I could go on and on. Funny, our flight was canceled on the 8th, so American put us up at the Outrigger in Wailea, so we got another 24 hours! You will be hearing from us soon! Thanks again Jim.
Sincerely, Leslie (1/10/01)
"I also recommended it to a few friends."
Jim ~~ I wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay at your Maui Vista condo. I would definitely come back again. I also recommended it to a few of my friends. I think next year we would like to stay at your Lahaina condo. Thanks again for all your accommodations.
Santino S. ~ San Luis Obispo, CA (8/29/01)
"My mind is ready to go back there any time. Ha ha ha!"
Hi, Jim! ~~ Thank you for letting us stay at your condo while we were in Maui. We had a lot of fun. It has been almost a month since we were there. My mind is ready to go back there any time. Ha ha ha! Harmony and I went to Lahaina Shores one day and picked up our packages. We took a look at your room there also. It was different, but we were happier with Maui Vista. Ah, and thank you for letting us know about Ulalena. We sure enjoyed the show. Harmony bought a CD of Ulalena music. She often listens to it after work. Well...., hope everything is okay with you. Please take care....
Mahalo, Noriko ~ Narita, Japan (11/21/01)
"We are thinking about making this an annual thing."
Hi Mr. Egan, ~~ Just wanted to let you know we had a great time at the condo in Kihei. We are thinking about making this an annual thing. What do you have available for next Jan and Feb.?
Aloha and Thanks, Carey and Fred ~ Seattle, WA (2/6/02)
"... and the property is so immaculate!"
Hi Jim ~~ Just wanted to say we really enjoyed our time on Maui -- your condo was great!!! A wonderful central location and the property is so immaculate! I'm so glad I did not book in the Kaanapali area. I lived in a townhouse here in Florida for 9 years and our maintenance was not half as good as the Maui Vista. We contributed an extra set of 4 drinking glasses to the condo. Check out our vacation pictures: [http://www.africa-usa.com/hawaii] You can use me as a reference anytime. The management company was also very helpful and nice.
Thanks, Ginger Pedersen ~ Boynton Beach, Florida (2/23/02)
"Ohhh! Wow! (Postcard )
Aloha Jim, ~~ Ohhh! Wow! That's what my wife exclaimed when she saw the condo interior. What marvelous accomodations. Your directions were perfect ... had no trouble finding our way. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to enjoy all this.
The old fogeys, Frank & Darlene Ardelean ~ Aurora, IL (4/13/02)
"Honey do you think it would be cheaper if we stayed 3 mo.?"
Aloha Jim, ~~ The postcard you received barely scratched the surface about how we felt about your condo. The people we met at the complex were some of the finest folks we had met in our travels.~~Wow! Kamaole Beach I was spectacular and only 3 minutes from the condo and all downhill. Not to mention the accessibility of activities, shopping and really top notch restaurants (we made it to Mama's Fish House, Erics Seafood Grotto, Hula Grill/Kaanapali, Outrigger/Wailea, Sea Watch/Wailea Golf Course, etc.) Not too bad for two old fogeys that intended to hang around the condo and relax. ~~ My wife, Darlene asked, "Honey do you think it would be cheaper if we stayed 3 mo.?" That doesn't sound like we enjoyed ourselves too much? We will never be able to thank you enough for letting us rent your condo. Our sincere MAHALO and ALOHA.
Frank & Darlene Ardelean ~ Aurora, IL (4/18/02)