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Sleepover at our Palms at Wailea condo

We have an opening at our Palms at Wailea condo right now, and since the kids are out of school, we decided to have a stay-cation at our own condo! We had actually never stayed in this condo before, so the kids thought it was about time!

the Palms at Wailea complex (our condo is center right, ground floor)

This is a two-bedroom condo in the beautiful Palms at Wailea complex in Maui’s only master-planned town. Master planned, meaning it has its own community fee structure, its own security, building code guidelines etc. You need permission for everything – from choosing the paint color of your exterior walls to planting trees. It’s not for all homeowners, but it does create a beautiful community!

Our condo is a ground-floor two bedroom two bathroom 1200 sq ft condo with a huge wrap-around lanai and an ocean-view in the distance. You are about a 7 minute walk from Keawakapu beach. Most guests drive to the beach, especially if they decide they want to take our condo’s beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels and the cooler for their beach day. Parking at beaches on Maui is free.

our Palms at Wailea condo’s living area

What were the results of our research-trip? We discovered one of the electrical outlets in the kitchen wasn’t working – Sig’s taken care of that. Someone had re-programmed the master bedroom TV (again a project for Sig). The once-fluffy towels have become a little scratchy, so I’m picking up new ones today. The air mattress we offer our guests with small children (who might roll off beds) has a slow leak, so we’ll pick up a new one (I wish the last guest who used it had let us known!).

It was a really nice stay! The master bed (2 years new) is unbelievably comfortable. I loved eating our meals on the lanai and bbqing steak on our private bbq. The way our condo is situated gives guests a lot of privacy – I loved that! The kids enjoyed spending time in the salt-water pool, and going to the pool after dinner (in the dark) was a novelty for them. We also met a couple from Abbotsford (a half hour drive away from where we used to live in Canada) at the pool! Small world.

the gorgeous whale-shaped salt-water pool at Palms at Wailea

And here’s another random thing – I loved how uncluttered the condo is. We have very few knick-knacks so our guests have lots of space to spread out their own things. It’s time to de-clutter our own house too…