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December 31, 2005
We stayed at Maui Hill the second week of our first Hawaii vacation. We were impressed with our unit. You walk into the dining area, which is a step up from the living area. There is a closet off the dining area where a previous guest left foam coolers, plastic play things, and games. We left beach mats and foam noodles for the next guests when we headed back home. It was a little smelly, however, and I wouldn’t suggest storing anything in there other than beach gear.There was a small bath in the master bedroom, and another in between the other two rooms. The living room and master bath had a series of doors you could open to allow the island breeze in. Outside these doors was an unscreened lanai, which was frequented by various birds. It was my favorite place to sit and read, listening to all the birds. We had a nice view of Mount Haleakala, but could only catch a tiny glimpse of the ocean. Units higher up the hill could probably see the water, or if you were upstairs, but our unit was downstairs.
The kitchen did not have a cookie sheet, but otherwise seemed pretty well stocked. It was a small galley kitchen, but we had plenty of room to maneuver. There was plenty of cupboard space for our stuff, and there was also a wet bar just outside the kitchen.
The pool was rather small, but I never ended up in it myself. My daughter spent time at the pool and in the hot tub. There was a library in the reception area, and a few books were left in a drawer in the unit we occupied. One interesting item was a diary the owner had left in the unit. It was interesting to read about everyone’s stay, and we left a note before we headed home. We participated in a lei making class, but that was our only activity even though they pretty much just have the concierge sell you activities. There was no timeshare tour although they may have had some resales available.
This is a nice central location. In general, we were able to get where we wanted without experiencing too much traffic. We learned to go up to the expressway, and take a side street down into town instead of taking the main street all the way to the other end.
You can walk to one of the beaches, but it is not a short walk. There are steps from the resort property that lead down to the street, but they are not very obvious, and we didn't find them until we were on our way back. I really like the ocean side parks in town, they were very well maintained and had a variety of sports available. We drove to snorkeling spots, and ended up swimming with the sea turtles. It was amazing.
From journal Week 2 - Maui, HI
SAN JOSE, California
January 2, 2005
Dennis, the on-site general manager, loves his job, and you can tell. He and all the staff truly know how to deliver the Aloha Spirit here; it is evident. There is an on-site concierge to schedule luaus, snorkel trips, etc. There are also basket weaving and jewelry classes, lei-making classes, and snorkeling lessons.
*Oh, and contrary to a post I read on Maui, there are many, many luaus to choose from on MAUI. Like those at the Renaissance Wailea, The Outrigger (now a Marriott) in Wailea, The Hyatt, Marriott Ka'anapali, Royal Lahaina, and Old Lahaina.
Oh, this property also has a nice pool with a Jacuzzi, and it actually has some SHADE around the pool, too! Sometimes unheard of... There is a great four- to five-star restaurant within a 5-minute walk (Sarento's on the Beach). Shops at Wailea have Tommy Bahama's, Longhi's, and Cheeseburgers in Paradise. It is close to many little gift shops and plenty of activities.
From journal MY Maui
September 22, 2004
From journal Maui Honeymoon
Ft. Smith, Arkansas
May 21, 2004
From journal Heavenly Maui
by CLARK A KING
December 21, 2003
From journal Bad Maui Facility
Menlo Park, California
November 6, 2003
From journal Kihei, Lahaina or Hana?
by Chief Mike
August 2, 2003
The grounds are beautifully maintained, with many trees, bushes and flowers, and include a sizeable swimming pool (with separate hot tub)and shaded deck off of the main office that has a nice elevated view of the ocean. There also is a tennis court and shuffle board area. Gas grills are located througout the complex (with lighting for cooking in the dark -- nice touch). The complex is not that large and generally very quiet (which we loved).
We did not note many scheduled activities at the resort -- there was a complimentary continental breakfast put on by the personal concierge (actually a representive of Activity World, one of the island's local activity broker companies) located on site, who can book various activities for you, sometimes at a discount off of the list price. There was also a sunset cocktail cruise for resort guests (extra $$) that we had planned on attending but ran out of time.
Due to its age, the complex appears to have sold out its timeshare units, but there is a sales rep available for re-sales, and there was an "open house" available during the week, but the pitch was very, very, low key.
Our one-bedroom unit had a queen in the bedroom and a pull-out double in the living room. It was generally clean and in good shape considering it is 20 years old. The furniture and decor was modern and appeared to have been replaced within the last few years. There was silverware and dishware for six to eight people. Note: There were no hair-dryers in the 1 3/4 baths.
From journal Our Maiden Journey to Magical Maui
July 30, 2003
We've stayed at RCI Gold Crowns on the Big Island, Kaui, Hilton Head, Carlsbad, and in Cabo. They've all be really nice and comparable to staying in a nice hotel. This unfortunately was not even close. The rooms were roomy though and did allow for the family to spread out. It had 3 TVs, a washer and dryer, etc. It wasn't horrible, but not as nice as we'd prefer. Tiny kitchen. The unit had two lanais (one that looked over the parking lot, the other looked into someone's backyard). We were also disappointed that there were no kids activities at all. I wouldn't return to this timeshare, it's certainly not Gold Crown level at all.
From journal Marvelous Maui
by Desert Dweller
April 7, 2003
From journal Maui with Kids
by Bob & Mary H
March 4, 2003
From journal Maui Lea at Maui Hill