Grace Vacation Rentals
Grace Vacation Rentals is a small, honest and happy company specializing in short term vacation rentals offering hands-on attention to our guests and the property owners.
I am passionate about and value people and product! I keep a high level of service as a standard, ensuring a relaxing, clean and comfortable environment for our guests, and great care and attention to the owners valuable property. Our wish is to create a launching pad for the guest to have an amazing Hawaiian experience!
Each space we represent is as unique as the owners themselves. Our guests and property owners are handled with kindness and professionalism, providing mental and physical rest that leaves guests delighted and the owner with precious peace of mind.
The Face of Grace Vacation Rentals Maui
I am Heather Buono, and I am intimately familiar with Maui Sands & Maui Sands Seaside, as I lived on property for over 14 years. I have lived on Maui for more than 23 years, and the best part of this business is being able to share with guests the beautiful and unique spirit of the island. The goal is to give our guests the relaxing and comfortable vacation they expect, and hopefully leave them delighted and wanting to come back again for another stay!
My background is in hospitality, business management and merchandising, and I am happy to make an appointment for a consultation to determine how to best market your home as a vacation rental.
If you have a property you are interested in adding to the short term vacation rental market, please feel free to contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (808) 463-4744.
Maui Sands & Maui Sands Seaside
3559 Lwr Honoapiilani Rd. – Lahaina, HI 96761
Maui Sands Resort was one of the first resorts built on the west side of Maui. It epitomizes the wonderful old school feeling of Hawaii, when the islands were still fairly new to air travel, and a trip to Hawaii was the trip of a lifetime!
Maui Sands was built first in 1964, Maui Sands Seaside followed with two years of the first resort. There are guests and their children and grandchildren staying at Maui Sands that were coming when it was first built! This is a peaceful and quiet community filled with mature tropical gardens including a mango tree, bananas and a bounty of tropical flowers and palms! The residents are a lovely mix of owners that live on property and guests who come for holiday.
In the heart of Honokowai, Maui Sands and Maui Sands Seaside are close to delicious take-out and dine-in restaurants, as well as shopping, grocery stores, and the award-winning Farmer’s Market.
To the north and the south are lovely sandy beaches, but the real gem of the property is the Pacific Ocean View. Maui Sands and Maui Sands Seaside sit on a stretch of oceanfront facing the Island of Lanai just to the south, and Molokai directly across the channel for one of the more spectacular sunset views on the island of Maui.
This is a low-density property. On just over 4 acres there are 72 units, 20 for Maui Sands Seaside, and 52 for Maui Sands, in traditional 2-story buildings with a park-like setting. There are three volcanic reefs that run parallel to the shoreline. During low tide, the inner area, between the seawall and the first reef is perfectly protected for keiki (children) to play in the water and build sand castles. Between the first and second reef the water is between 7′ and 4′ deep, perfect for enjoying a morning swim with the turtles! Outside the second reef, and inside the third, is a wonderful labyrinth of lava nooks and crannies that provide great snorkeling along some of the healthiest reef on the west side of Maui! We see turtles daily, as well as tons of fish, Eagle rays, sea birds and the occasional Monk seal and spinner dolphins.
There are sundecks on either property offering a perfect perch to watch the breathtaking sunsets with a view of the beautiful islands of Moloka and Lanai. During whale watching season, roughly mid-Nov. to mid-April, there are so many of these majestic animals that many visitors refer to it as “whale soup!”
A short 3 minute walk to the north brings you to Honokowai Beach Park, with a playground, and a sandy stretch of beach. To the south is the Honolua Kai Park and a fabulous beach walk going all the way to Whalers Village and Black Rock.
Maui Sands & Maui Sands Seaside Unique Amenities
(for All Grace Vacation Units)
First – you will never pay a “resort fee”.
*We provide free Wi-Fi and a free off-street reserved parking space for every unit.
*Beach chairs, beach towels and coolers are provided. Some units provide boogie boards and some snorkel gear as well, although we recommend you rent this type of gear to get the best fit.
*We have some items stocked, salt, pepper and a few spices, but we suggest you bring your favorites with you.
*We have a shared gas BBQ on either property. One at the shared pool (Maui Sands only), and one adjacent to the shoreline observation deck for Maui Sands Seaside guests.
*We are happy to arrange a mid-stay cleaning for you for an additional fee. Please try to pre-arrange this amenity prior to your check in.
*We also have a wonderful call-in masseur, for both individual and couple massages, and can happily arrange an apt. for you prior to your stay.
*We have available a Pak N Play with linens. Ask about rates.
Maui Sands Unique Amenties
Maui Sands rentals include the use of a shared pool and laundry facilities that Maui Sands Seaside does not. I am more than happy to provide information on local laundry facilities, or for a fee, arrange for a mid-stay pick up and drop off from our cleaning service.
“Our Paradise for You”