Aloha Vacation Rentals
October 2015
 

Aloha,

 

Maui no ka Oi! (Maui is the Best!). Aloha Vacation Rentals is sending this email newsletter to all of its past and potential customers on a monthly basis (or sooner if we see any great airfare deals or we run any vacation rental deals). If you wish to unsubscribe, please do so at the link at the bottom of this email. We will cover getting to Maui and things to do while you are here. First a quote:

 

“I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade any place goodbye so regretfully. I have not once thought of business, or care or human toil or trouble or sorrow or weariness, and the memory of it will remain with me always.” Mark Twain

ABOUT US
Aloha Vacation Rentals


Aloha Vacation Rentals

specializes in West Maui vacation properties. The owners of Aloha Vacation Rentals have owned and managed property on Maui for over 15 years. They are well known in the local Maui community and provide guests with quality accommodations at an affordable price. Guests are supported by our on island managers, tradesmen and maids. See our properties here.


                                                                 Island Happenings
                                                                     Things to do on Maui

WHALE WATCHING IS ALMOST HERE!
During the winter months, the North Pacific Humpback Whales return to Maui. There are actually three main populations of these whales and the Central North Pacific stock migrates between Hawaii and Alaska each year. The overall population of these whales had declined to about 1400 by 1966, but due to protection efforts the population is now estimated at about 21,000 Kohala (the Hawaiian word for humpback whale). The adult Kohala weigh about 25 to 40 tons each, while a newborn baby will weigh about one ton. While in Hawaiian waters the Kohala mate and give birth and raise their young.


The best time to see the Kohala is from early November to mid May. West Maui is one of the best places to view the Kohala. You can often view them straight from your lanai or living room.

Better yet take A Pacific Whale Foundation boat out and view them close up. They conduct one of the more informative tours and proceeds help support the foundation's research activities.

You can learn more about the Pacific Whale Foundation and its tours here.

 

Eateries
Hawaiian Shave Ice?!?!

What is the big deal about Hawaiian shave ice? If you look at restaurant review sites like Tripadvisor or Yelp, Hawaiian shave ice gets rave reviews and rates higher than many really great restaurants.

Well we say, don't knock it until you try it!

After a day at the beach or bicycling or touristing or shopping, shave ice is a great way to cool down and enjoy some local flavor.

Shave ice came to Hawaii with the Japanese plantation workers in the late 1800's. It is distinguished from mainland slushies and snowcones by the ice. Mainland ice is chunky or gravelly, while Hawaiian shave ice is feathery and light. Then if you use the local syrups to get the island fruit flavors, this is truly an awesome thing to try. You must have at least one on your vacation on Maui!

One of the best places to get it with plenty of Aloha is Ulalani's on Front Street in Lahaina.

CURRENT AIRFARE DEALS

Current best airfare deals are be coming out of Canada. To monitor all travel deals to Maui, we suggest you use the link below.

For other fare deals to Maui, look here.

CURRENT VACATION RENTAL SPECIALS

We have just listed a spectacular home: Makena Aloha Estate

One of West Maui's most exclusive legally permitted rental properties, the Makena Aloha Estate offers exceptional ocean and mountain views, with gated exclusive privacy and seclusion. With 4,400 square feet of interior dwelling space, this magnificent retreat rests on 4 acres of plush landscape, complete with over 30,000 square feet of freshly planted seasonal fruits and coffee trees. Help yourself to a rotating availability of local banana, papaya, avocado, orange, lime, tangerine, or lemon. Massive lawn areas drape the main house and cottage, and provide ample grounds for children to run and play. Children are loved and welcome! We have provided an outdoor hammock to relax on, propane tiki torches for night time, and a large outdoor table for family meals or celebrations. Walk amidst the outdoor collection of mature local foliage, including plumeria trees, natal plum, and coconut palms. Nestled at the foot of the West Maui mountains, with views of the islands of Moloka’i and Lana’i, spacious Makena Aloha Estate can host your 10 guests comfortably within its 3 bedroom main house and 2 bedroom cottage. The main house has 3 spacious bedrooms, each with en-suite full bathrooms. There’s an extra room adjacent to the master bedroom, perfect for a small child. The master bedroom retreat has a separate entrance and a spacious bathroom with a large open walk-in shower, rain showerhead, hand held device, jacuzzi tub, and double vanity sinks. The custom gourmet kitchen is complete with reverse osmosis system, Vita Mix machine, espresso maker and double ovens. Relax around the outdoor pool and jacuzzi spa at the main house. Pool heating is available for only $200/day extra. Makena Cottage is a detached two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage, complete with its own outdoor table and BBQ grill. Use of the cottage allows additional capabilities for a larger group, while still preserving a sense of privacy amidst a large estate. Special Features: Gated main house, wireless internet access, land line, printer, iron, High-Definition television in all bedrooms and living room, outdoor hammock, outdoor shower, gourmet kitchen, 2 gas BBQ grills, Blu Ray/DVD/CD player, Apple TV, Bose iPod speaker dock, large media room and office area complete with desk and printer, central air conditioning in main house, tri-zone air conditioning split systems at cottage, beach towels, and pool toys.

For more information and to book the Makena Aloha Estate, click here.

Mahalo for reading our newsletter. We hope it gave you some ideas on how to get to Maui, places to stay and things to do while here. Please contact us if we can assist you with your Maui vacation.

Regards,

Tina A and Tina M
Aloha Vacation Rentals
AlohaVR@gmail.com
alohavacationrentals.net
808-268-1816

www.alohavacationrentals.net