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Maui Lea @ Maui Hill

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We have 1bd on RCI hold for 12/1/2013. We wanting to stay in Kehie area as we have done Kaanapali before. Will also be staying a few days in Hana on this trip. We have read the TUG review and are interested in any other info or thoughts about Maui Lea. Thanx....fellow tuggers are the best!!!
 

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Unless there's a specific question I can answer, I'm not sure what I can add to my review at tug2.net titled
Family style condos long walk or short drive to lovely Kihei/Wailea Beaches

We're looking forward to a return visit in 2013.
 

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We love Maui Lea at Maui Hill because it's a nice resort, clean, and the units are very quiet. We recently got an exchange for March, so we are very excited to go again.
 

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We own there and are very fond of the resort. We'll be there for two weeks this March. :D

The units are spacious (except for the kitchen). We love the lanai and spend a lot of time out there. Views vary. If you have your unit number you can go to the site map (you can find it on the Maui Hill website) and find out where you will be.

One of the best places we found to eat on our last trip was Cafe O' Lei in Kihei. I've also heard that Bev Gannon's restaurant in Wailea is very good, but it was closed to the public on our last trip to Maui. We'll be trying it this time.

Our favorite beach is the one in front of what used to be the Maui Prince, which is now the Makena Resort. We've been going there since before there was ever a hotel there.
 

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Thanx everyone....we have accepted the exchange and are looking forward to returning again to Hawaii. This will be our 5th trip...2 x Kauai....1 Big Island and out 2nd time to Mauai...we have also piggy backed 2 stays in Honolulu including New Years last which was awesome!
 

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Luanne, got our exchange from TPMaui (awesome to use them), and I am hoping unit #56 is not going to be terribly uphill for Mom, who will be 85 this trip. Rick and I welcome the climb, except with luggage. :D

Mom isn't great at climbing, as you might imagine. Anyway, where is unit #56?

We were there with Mom before and didn't have a lot of climbing to our unit. We were up from the flatter part of the parking lot, about where the bouganvilla vine is hiding the trash containers. So closer to the road.
 

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Anyway, where is unit #56?

It's near enough to the pool and office that the walk won't be bad, although the way is somewhat uphill.
The pool is level (or else the water would run out!), so there's a stairway up to the pool on the bottom side (where you see the word 'Pool' below). The pool is even with the ground on the office ('Off.') side.

Your unit is one of the apartments on the right in this photo (looking down towards South Kihei Rd and the sea beyond).
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That map was incredibly helpful. I think we may be very close to the same unit we had last time, maybe even in the same unit.
 

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Sounds nice. It is nice to learn of alternatives( tpmaui ) to the other exchange companies. I knew about TP.
Since I have points in Wyndham it is a little more trouble than using II, but it sounds like an alternative I should learn more about. The resort sounds like it is in a very good location.
 

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I believe 56 will be an upstairs unit (I think the even numbers are all upstairs) so those stairs may be the only issue for your mom.
 

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I added a photo to the post above - - refresh the page if you don't see it.
 

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We own there and are very fond of the resort. We'll be there for two weeks this March. :D

The units are spacious (except for the kitchen). We love the lanai and spend a lot of time out there. Views vary. If you have your unit number you can go to the site map (you can find it on the Maui Hill website) and find out where you will be.

One of the best places we found to eat on our last trip was Cafe O' Lei in Kihei. I've also heard that Bev Gannon's restaurant in Wailea is very good, but it was closed to the public on our last trip to Maui. We'll be trying it this time.

Our favorite beach is the one in front of what used to be the Maui Prince, which is now the Makena Resort. We've been going there since before there was ever a hotel there.


Bev Gannon's Restaurant In Wailea ranks in the top five finest restaurants we have ever eaten in (and we use to live in New Orleans where there are excellent chefs). Top notch for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. :cheer:


Sterling
 

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Bev Gannon's Restaurant In Wailea ranks in the top five finest restaurants we have ever eaten in (and we use to live in New Orleans where there are excellent chefs). Top notch for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. :cheer:


Sterling

Sterling, we will make it there this trip...........unless it's closed again for some reason. :D
 

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Cindy, what dates are you in unit 56? We're in unit 58 for one of the weeks we're there. :D
 

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We just got our confirmation notice..looks like we will be in unit 29. Can't wait...even if it's almost 2yrs away. For now we leave in 3 weeks for a cruise to Belize and Cozumel and then the week after that we travel to Orlando for a family get together at Disney, have a great 6bdrm house rented and then we are off to Aruba for a week at the Divi Golf Resort. March is going to be very busy :D
 

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Cindy, what dates are you in unit 56? We're in unit 58 for one of the weeks we're there. :D

We are there 3/24-3/28 or so. We have an overlap of weeks and will spend the first part of that week at Hono Koa, where we own.

When will you be there?
 

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We are there 3/24-3/28 or so. We have an overlap of weeks and will spend the first part of that week at Hono Koa, where we own.

When will you be there?

March 21 - April 4. We're in 58 the 21 - 28. We'll be neighbors. :D
 

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We've stayed there three times and always enjoy the resort.
While it isn't on the water We have ocean view sunset dining every night... A nice beach is a short walk away and makes a nice dive early in the morning. Nice grills are scattered through the resort. It is open quiet and refreshing.
 

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I have an exchange there for the end of May through TP. Will they give me a room assignment now? I thought I had to wait til check in.
 

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I have an exchange there for the end of May through TP. Will they give me a room assignment now? I thought I had to wait til check in.

The room assignment and owner's name were on my paperwork.

So thrilled to get that week! I told my mother-in-law we no longer have to sleep on the beach for four nights. ;) Actually, I had a back-up plan in place, but I should know that the trading companies will come through for us.
 

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I have an exchange there for the end of May through TP. Will they give me a room assignment now? I thought I had to wait til check in.

The room number should be on your confirmation. They don't assign rooms at check in and there is no switching of units. You will only get a unit if an owner has given one up for trade.
 

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The room number should be on your confirmation. They don't assign rooms at check in and there is no switching of units. You will only get a unit if an owner has given one up for trade.

I went through TP and the confirmation I have says: Resort will receive reservation details 72 hrs. prior to check-in. Maybe it wouldn't hurt for me to call them and see!
 

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I went through TP and the confirmation I have says: Resort will receive reservation details 72 hrs. prior to check-in. Maybe it wouldn't hurt for me to call them and see!

That's odd. It's my understanding after having been an owner there for years, that the only inventory they have for trade are the units owners give up. So they must have a unit for you already. I'd call.
 

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That's odd. It's my understanding after having been an owner there for years, that the only inventory they have for trade are the units owners give up. So they must have a unit for you already. I'd call.
I tried calling and they transferred me to a different department where noone answered. Guess I'll try again some other time.
 
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