Sunny Surf E301 at Makena Surf
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"2007, 2008, 2009 Condé Nast Traveler Magazine has named Irene Ann Aroner, President and Owner of Tropical Villa Vacations as a "Villa Rental Specialist" for Hawai'i. This is the third year in a row that Irene has earned this prestigious recognition. Less than 50 villa rental specialists were chosen from around the world for this distinction."

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Rave Reviews From Our Satisfied Guests

We are celebrating my 50th birthday this week. Your condo is breathtaking. Absolutely beautiful views! Tomorrow tropical storm Darby is supposed to hit. I'm hopeful it is a non-event. This is my 5th trip to Hawaii and this condo and view is the best! I look forward to coming back again as my family gets older. Thanks, The H Family, 08/2016

We had a wonderful time! The villa is absolutely gorgeous and accommodating. The view is breathtaking and we enjoyed drinking wine and watching the sunset on the balcony! Thank you so much. The M Family, 08/2016

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Beyond expectations. Sunny surf E301 was an exceptional place to vacation. The views are breath-taking and the staff at Tropical Villa Vacations were great to work with before and during our vacation. The pictures of the unit are not misleading at all. I hope we get to go back and stay there again one day. The E Family, 06/2016

Great home & beautiful view. We loved seeing all the weddings. “Therefore my heart is glad” Psalm 16:9. The D Family, 06/2016

We really appreciate all of the items in the condo which are not normally provided (laundry detergent, coffee, q-tips, beach towels, etc.). Loved it and would stay again! The B Family, 06/2016

Mahalo! We enjoyed our stay in your lovely condo! We had everything we needed at our fingertips and loved our oceanfront view. Very sad to be leaving and hope to return one day. Just the relaxation we all needed. Thanks again! The B Family, 05/2016

Great to spend a week at Makena Surf with family, our sons and their families including 3 grandchildren. Beautiful condo and great location on the ocean. We had wonderful meals here in the kitchen. Amazing sunrise and sunsets, until we meet again. Mahalo! The S Family, 04/2016

Thank you for letting us stay at your condo! This was our 2nd year in this condo and we had a great time again! We love it here in Hawaii and this condo is a great place to stay. The A Family, 04/2016

Thanks for the wonderful stay! Lots of fish and turtles, an octopus and white tipped shark. Very peaceful location and a great set up for parents with 2 teens! Mahalo, The B Family, 03/2016

Your condo is wonderful! So thoughtfully and thoroughly appointed and stocked! Many thanks, The S Family, 03/2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your amazing condo! The unit is extremely well equipped for a family with kiddos - our 7 year old really enjoyed all the toys and games. It was hard to keep him out of the ocean, however! Thanks for everything, The R Family, Chicago P.S. I have never seen so many turtles and whales! 02/2016

Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise. We look forward to our return. Take care and god bless, The M family, 02/2016

Exceptional location
★★★★★
The accommodation was exceptionally clean, and well appointed. The unit was very comfortable, lots of room to entertain. The proximity to the beach was outstanding. Overall, I highly recommend this unit. Can't wait to return. The C Family, 12/2015

A perfect place to stay. We enjoyed daily trips to the beach and long morning coffees on the lanai. We have totally enjoyed our time here and look forward to visiting again in the future. The F Family, 12/2015

Once entering the property which is quite secure, and meeting the friendly and helpful owner, you are taken through a wonderful tropical and well maintained garden around a substantial pool that reminded us of pleasant visits to the now gone Hawaiiana in Waikiki in the 70s and 90s. You are then transported to the top 3rd level apartment that nestles in the garden on one side and has a panoramic view from the mountain around past headlands, inlets, islands, the west coast and the expansive beach heading north. Then in the morning it gets even better with a flotilla of boats, yachts, canoes etc out off the headland snorkelling, diving etc and the occasional turtle swimming along the shore within plain view. Despite all this activity off-shore the unit is very quiet being at the southern end of South Maui, apart from when on the balcony with the surf crashing and reinforcing that you are on a beach. Then at night when the moon was new, the display of stars was breathtaking. from a small child already entranced by the daytime experiences, to seasoned starwatchers. The unit had every thing you would ever need in terms of meals (including the close by herb garden), entertainment (including a substantial library with books on Maui golf, surfing etc), and activities at the property.(the pool, beach, tennis etc). It stopped getting better when we unfortunately had to move on. The C Family, 10/2015

Wonderful choice
★★★★★
We visited with a 2 yo and 3 yo and grandparents (6 total) and were very happy during our stay. The proximity to a fabulous and quiet beach and the complex pool were so helpful. No elevator was not really a problem. The place was well stocked and though furnished very nicely, was also kid friendly. Amazing views. We lost AC for about 24 hrs but repairs were done on the weekend. We have stayed at other Tropical Villa Vacations properties and enjoyed their service. The K Family, 09/2015
We had a wonderful stay - A Perfect Location! We loved the boogie boarding, paddle boarding and snorkeling right outside of our unit. It was a great vacation and we hope to be back! The G Family, Los Angeles. 08/2015

May god bless you for sharing your beautiful home! We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary and made special family memories. A few of our favorite times included an Air Maui Helicopter Tour, riding horses on Mendes Ranch and snorkeling with turtles here. The sunsets are amazing and we laughed a lot chasing the crabs. Our children learned to surf and we all enjoyed the Pi’iholo Ranch zip lines. We will never forget the beautiful condo and awesome time we spent here. Thank you! The W Family, Somerville TN - 08/2015

We have enjoyed every minute of our stay here. The first day we walked in and saw the breathtaking view we knew this was going to be a vacation of a lifetime. This place is absolutely gorgeous and all the included amenities has been a wonderful touch which gave us all the comforts of home. We had a personal chef one night with our family and friends - What a delight! We barbecued, played games, snorkeled, zip lined, enjoyed spa treatments and body surfed on what felt like our private beach. This place is a true gem! Thank you for helping us create a truly memorable vacation! The S Family, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 08/2015

Thank you so much for the amazing hospitality! We had such a wonderful trip and love the lanai, views and incredible beach! This was the perfect way to celebrate our 10 year Anniversary, we got married here too, and the perfect way to introduce our kids to the island. Mahalo, The C Family, Colorado and the W Family, Nebraska, 06/2015

A wonderful trip! Many happy memories made. Mahalo, The G Family, 05/2015

When I was planning our family vacation for my wife and 2 adult sons, I spent countless hours researching, talking to friends, etc. As I am a supporter of Tripadvisor, I also searched the site for available units. Through a stroke of luck, I was introduced to this unit that is right on Makena Surf Beach. I was a little sceptical as it appeared the unit had not been reviewed in a few years and the pictures that were provided, looked a little staged. I can tell you honestly that this unit is more than I expected. The 3 bedroom, 3 bath room unit, has a large walk in shower in the master, 2 terraces to lounge on, the front terrace which directly overlooks Makena Surf beach is where we spent 90% of our time watching snorkelers come to Turtle Town right in front of the unit, watching the +30 weddings that took place on the beach over the 2 week period we were there. The building was quiet, well stocked with all the amenities and untensils for an enjoyable stay. It is close to no less than 5 large resorts with 5 star restaurants, the shops of Wailea boutique shopping, numerous fabulous restaurants and a championship golf course. Access is easy, secured and convenient for quickly heading out to explore Maui and all it has to offer. In addition, the very personal service we received from Jennie who greeted us at 11pm to introduce us to the amenities, to Sydney the concierge for Tropical Villas Vacations the property managers who arranged our rental equipment, Luau reservations and golf tee times. They were only a phone call away and responded in record times. For my family and I, this was an unbelievable trip of a life time which we will cherish forever. Thanks to all who contributed! The G Family, 05/2015

Mahalo with love. Your expansive condo was so well-appointed and very beautiful. After visiting the islands many, many times this was absolutely one of our favorite places. The view was fantastic! We shall return! The P Family, 04/2015

Thank you for letting us stay at your condo! We had so much fun! We hope that we can come back! Everything that we needed was here! The A Family, 04/2015

Thank you for the opportunity to share your lovely home. We enjoyed your home, the unbelievable view off the lanai and the wonderful beach. It was such a fun, relaxing family vacation as our son got married just down the road at the Four Seasons. We look forward to a return visit. The J Family, 03/2015

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home. Everything from the water to the stars and whales was excellent! We look forward to returning. Mahalo, The A Family, 02/2015

Even in December, we had a marvelous time. Some big waves, high tides and beach changes every day. On 12/13/14 there were many weddings starting at 8 a.m. to sunset. WOW! Blessings on this place and E301 as a haven and jumping-off place! S and E Families, 12/2014

I just wanted to thank you so much again for such a well supplied unit and especially for extending our hours in it on Friday - it allowed us so much extra beach time!! We loved our time there!! Thank you. The B Family, 10/2014

We loved the condo, the beach, the life! The L Family, 11/2014

We are here on our annual visit to Makena Surf but our first time in E301. A beautiful unit with the best view of all. There were 9 other family members here in 2 other units. What a great, special trip for all. Looking forward to coming back. The B Family, 11/2014

We had a wonderful week at your beautiful condo! It was so nice having so many amenities included. I also own a vacation rental in Ohio and got some good ideas from being here. My first time in Hawaii - it won't be my last. Hope to return here. The R Family, 10/2014

Incredible place and location! We loved every minute of our stay in Sunny Surf. We really appreciated the amenities in this condo. It was great having coffee here and beach towels too. The beach here is unbelievable. We are already looking forward to coming back! The B Family, 07/2014

The G Gang came to Makena Surf for our 3rd visit. We love Makena Surf with its proximity to this lovely picturesque beach, beautiful grounds and both its remoteness from other congested areas but also its closeness to restaurants and shopping. Our family enjoyed the surf with booggie boards, paddle boarding around the bay and just playing ball skipping on the surf. Besides day swimming in the lovely pool, the grandkids enjoyed night swimming. This being our first time in E301, we thoroughly enjoyed how complete everything was and how detailed Tropical Villa Vacations handled our week rental. We used it also as a base for golf, hiking and a breathtaking early morning trip (left 3:10 am) to see sunrise at Haleakala - a must! But, probably the best part was the big table for our family games and the terrace to relax, visit, watch the family members on the beach and in the surf and enjoy margaritas while watching the magnificent sunsets!! We spent much more time in and around the condo than previous visits to other units because it was so comfortable and well-appointed! The grandkids loved using the "Big Shower" in the master. The best BEST part was our family being able to relax and enjoy our holiday in Maui together in your fabulous condo. Mahalo, the G family, 07/2014

Thank you for a wonderful visit. The unit is beautiful & we took good care of it. We look forward to staying in the unit again soon. Thank you, the C Family, 07/2014

Fantastic stay! 9 of 10 days sunny and 85 F. Swam with turtles everyday. Gorgeous, well organized unit. Thanks for letting us share your place. The P Family, 05/2014

Perfection! We hope to be back soon. Mahalo, The S Family, 03/2014

Absolutely wonderful family vacation at the magnificent Makena Surf. This home is sooo beautiful. Enjoyed the views, the comforts of the home, the beach and all the amenities. Wonderful staff. Mahalo! Can't wait to come back! The S Family, 02/2014.

Mahalo! A much needed family vacation and Makena Surf added to the enjoyment. Your unit is fabulous, view is extraordinaire. Mahalo for sharing. We will return - perhaps as unit owners! The L Family, 02/2014.

This is our 4th time here! And it's as fabulous as usual. As they say here Makena Surf E301 "no ka oi". It's the best for sure. Mahalo nui loa, The A family, 01/2014

Our time in Maui has been great and our stay in your condo has been wonderful. Every need has been anticipated. Thank you, The C Family. 10/2013

We had a delightful time and enjoyed the many amenities offered here. A big Mahalo and Wow! for a very special time on Maui! The entire staff is very helpful - especially for the coming in and for leaving help! Best wishes to all who enjoy #301E in the future. Thanks again. The R Party, 09/2013

So great! Our 7th time to Makena Surf and this is the best unit ever! Thank you for fully stocking the bar and coffee makers! We love it and will be back. Get Sydney (Tropical Villa Vacations Concierge) to hire Robert the Chef for a huge splurge. The B Family, 08/2013.

It was absolutely outstanding in every way... fab service, gorgeous... THANK YOU! Lucy B, 08/2013

Amazing view!! Fully stocked unit and loved the private beach. We will ALL be back for sure! Thank you for an amazing stay. The S Family, 07/2013

Mahalo - What a great way to start our family vacation!!! It has been perfect. We cannot wait to come back. The G Family, 07/2013

Thank you for a great vacation in this beautiful home. The G Family, 07/2013

Absolutely one of the best vacation spots ever. This unit rocks! Thanks for allowing us to make more memories! The D Family, 06/ 2013

Absolutely perfect! The view is like a dream! Thank you so much for sharing your stunning piece of paradise! The W Family, 04/2013

This is our second time in your beautiful home and our stay was perfect. We love relaxing on the lanai with our wine watching the whales and waiting for the sunsets. We feel so at home here and look forward to our return next year. Mahalo! The E Family, 01/2013

We celebrated our 40th anniversary with our family here in such a gorgeous and relaxing setting. The lanai gathering each morning and watching beach activities was a delight. We loved the round footstool! We had every accessory we needed here from coffee beans to tennis balls. Thank you for all the amenities and comfort. The E Family, 10/2012

Our family truly enjoyed spending a week in the beautiful island of Maui. We came here 15 years ago, came back from France 18 years ago, and still love it very much! Maui is a long way from home, 15 hour flight and 12 hours time difference, but is worth every piece of it! The apartment had a wonderful view, the beach was quiet for kids, and the comfort of Makena Surf E301 "at its best". We will come back! The B Family, 08/2012

We've had a wonderful stay. Great weather, superb location, and the best equipped condo I've seen. The A Family, 07/2012.

Lovely stay. We hate to leave. Aloha, The A Family, 06/2012.

This condo is the ideal getaway to Paradise. We are thrilled by the unit, the views and all that Maui has to offer. Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise. We hope to return soon! You unit is lovely and welcoming. Thank you for providing all the extras. Lisa checked us in with warmth and professionality. The G Family, 05/2012

This is our second time in this unit/condo, and we love it as much as the first time. Beautiful view and perfect beach for children. This sunny and wonderful weather has re-energized us to go back home to rainy Seattle. We will be back next year. The K Family, 04/2012.

Your home is truly spectacular. We have enjoyed our stay and are really looking forward to our return trip next year! The D Family, 01/2012

Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us! It was the perfect family vacation in a spectacular place. The condo, the furnishings, the views, the amenities...everything top notch. The only thing that would have made the trip perfect would have been our UW Badgers winning the Rose Bowl! The B Family, 01/2012.

Well, we meant what we said about this wonderful villa when we wrote in this guest book last year at this time, so we decided we had to return to enjoy ourselves again. Great place, great location and we will return! We will dearly miss listening to the surf all day and falling asleep to the lulling sound. Nothing better - or waking up to it and the early morning bird songs. The B Family, 02/2012

Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us! It was the perfect family vacation in a spectacular place. The condo, the furnishings, the views, the amenities - everything top notch. The only thing that would have made the trip perfect would have been our UW Badgers winning the Rose Bowl! The B Family, 01/2012

Wow! Beautiful! Wonderful! Heaven! We had such a fabulous time. This was our first time in Maui, let alone Hawaii! Your condo is absolutely lovely! I think it is the best unit in the complex. We enjoyed the views and listening to the waves. The sunsets are lovely! Your condo is so well-equipped! We enjoyed all of the furniture and outdoor sitting areas. We dined in a lot! Thanks for the beach bags and towels. You have it set up perfectly with phones, printers, pens, etc. The beach chairs were a hit too. We will definitely be back and will stay at Sunny Surf again. Thank you for the best Christmas and New Year's Eve ever! The C Family, 01/2012

We had a wonderful time in Maui! The view was amazing! Swimming with sea turtles was so much fun! The weather was just perfect. We would highly recommend surf lessons. We will be back next year! The A FamilY 11/2011

Spectacular in every way! We'll be back! The J Family, 11/2011

We had a fabulous family vacation. This unit is everything they advertise. It is like a home away from home. Wow! We enjoyed our time here so much. Eight days of paradise on Maui. The P Family, 10/2011.

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful condo. We had a wonderful stay and all of us enjoyed the weather, beaches and the excellent living. The condo was clean and had everything you could ask for. We had the time of our lives! The K Family, 09/2011.

Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us. Any travelers' tension we arrived with from our flights from PA washed away as soon as we stepped into Sunny Surf. I especially enjoyed the artwork, waterfall chandelier, and fun pillows. Hubby liked the grill and coffee supply. With the beach amenities provided, we felt like we were staying at family's home. Morning coffee and sunsets on the lanai can't be beat. We hope to return in the winter to see those whales. This is paradise, Mahalo! and Mahalo to Angela for helpful suggestions. The K Family, 07/2011.

Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home! We had such a wonderful time and we hate to leave paradise! We had beautiful weather, swam with turtles, and enjoyed the beach to it's fullest extent every day. We don't have one complaint! This home is beautifully equipped for all one's needs. Thank you again so much and we hope to return! The S Family, 06/2011

We hate to leave paradise, but work beckons...sigh. Thank you for providing all we needed for a fabulous family celebration and vacation. The view from the lanai was superb and each sunset was special. We have never been in a better equipped condo, especially kitchen-wise. It was a pleasure to cook here. This is our second time at Makena Surf and first time in E301. We will definitely be back. The W Party, 05/2011.

We had a wonderful stay in your home. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. The beach is fantastic, the views and sunsets spectacular, and your home is absolutely superb! The T Family, 05/2011.

We had a fabulous time here in this luxurious condo! The condo had everything we needed and more, and you cannot get a prettier view. The beach was tons of fun and we also enjoyed Netflix. This was definitely a vacation in paradise and one we won't soon forget. The P Family, 04/2011

Every part of our stay here was wonderful. From the reservation process to our check out. The condo was fabulous. Whatever we needed they had in the condo for us. This was the perfect spot for our family. The beach which was a short walk from our condo and was beautiful. All our boys wanted to do was play in the waves at the beach. We didn't try any other beaches because everyone said this one was the best. The condo had plenty of room for the 5 of us. We loved to sit on the deck and watch the whales and dolphins play right in front of us. The condo was a perfect place to come home to after our long day exploring. So comfortable and relaxing. It was hard to leave. We are already making plans to go back and stay here. Tropical Villa Vacations was great too. I would absolutely stay at any of their properties. They were so helpful with renting boogie boards for us and making reservations for dinner and the luau. They even helped us find a place to watch our hometown college football game. The S Family, 04/2011

We had a fabulous time here in this luxurious condo! The condo has everything we needed and more, and you can not get a prettier view. The beach was tons of fun and we also enjoyed Netflix. This was definitely a vacation in paradise and one we won't soon forget. The P Family, 03/2011

Thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful week in this gorgeous condo! Beautiful design, great appliances, everything you could ask for in a home away from home in paradise! Our families had a blast. The B Family, 03/2011.

Thank you! Thank you! We had a great stay. Loved the coffee options. Everything was first class! Great job Angela. The M Family, 02/2011.

This condo is definitely one of the very best at Makena Surf, and of course, Makena is the best of the best! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Also the concierge services of Angela and Yvonne were great and very helpful. The A Family 01/2011

We had a wonderful time at your beautiful condo. The views are amazing and we saw more whales than we could count right from the comfort of the living room! We hope to come back soon! Thanks for a great stay. The H Family, 01/2011.

Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful condo. We had everything we needed and more. The weather was perfect and we saw the whales and dolphins from our lanai. The easy access to the beach was a god-send with our 3 boys. We are already talking about what we are doing when we come back next time. The J Family, 12/2010.