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Those looking for a luxury villa when visiting Maui don’t have to look very hard. Nestled between the West Maui Mountains and the dazzling blue Pacific Ocean, the vacation rentals here offer sensational views, and the coastline now teems with options for luxury accommodation right on the sea.

The following are the best luxury family vacation rentals in Maui – from snorkeling to surfing, and hiking and biking trails right outside the door, there’s plenty to keep you occupied at any of these.

Kamaole Villa

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It’s your own slice of paradise – a three bedroom, three bathroom, three pool, beachfront home which sits right on a 6 mile stretch of golden sand with views of the dazzling blue Pacific Ocean and instant access to Kamaole Beach. Luxury vacations don’t get any better than this!

This private home features a gorgeous modern living room, gourmet kitchen with wooden dining,  and plush furnishings with state of the art entertainment systems throughout. Bedrooms are spacious and individually styled to reflect taste and Hawaiian tradition, all well appointed with easy access to one of three bathrooms.

Enjoy sunset cocktails on the traditional lanai veranda, beach walks at sunrise, spectacular snorkeling and kayaking, swimming in the clear blue ocean, or simply laying back in the Hawaiian sun as the calming sounds of the ocean lull you into a slumber. Cushioned lounge sets line the lanai. View endangered species in national parks or organize whale watching tours.

Offering privacy and seclusion while still being located within minutes of Kihei’s main restaurants and shops, Kamaole Villa is the perfect escape without isolating yourself from the modern amenities of town. The main grocery store can be reached in five minutes by car, and there are also two golf clubs within ten minutes of the house.

Wailea Sunset Estate

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A truly spectacular vacation home which fronts directly onto the ocean, Wailea Sunset Estate will fulfill every single one of your wildest dreams. Dreams of laying back in a hammock and enjoying a priceless and stunning panoramic ocean front view.

Dreams of spend tranquil days on a sun-kissed terrace, soaking up Hawaii’s most famous feature. Dreams of launching a kayak or snorkel right from the door of your rental, of Hawaiian al fresco dining, or witnessing an incredible sunset from the hot tub where you can stay well into the night.

A tropical theme for the interior decor, traditional Polynesian materials adorn the home, and four bedrooms come together with a romantic outdoor patio & fire-pit, a dramatic elevated upstairs lanai, etched glass doors, family room off the kitchen kitchen with an additional futon sofa bed, and indoor dining with beautiful oceanviews, where the waves can be seen lapping gently along the shore.

A fabulous location, the popular sandy swimming beaches of Polo or Palauea “White Rock” Beaches are just one block away, and world famous Wailea, is within a 15 minute ocean-front walk.

Thousand Waves

Perfect for a group vacation or Hawaiian family retreat, this 8 bedroom, 8 en-suite luxury home is a spectacular 11,000 sq ft villa sitting on meticulously landscaped Maui terrain. This immense luxury villa is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Situated right on the white sands of Kahekili Beach, guests are greeted each morning with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring islands. With an elegant Indonesian design, the property features many courtyards with zen lotus ponds, and all of the ground floor rooms have direct access to the gardens.

Lush trees and colorful Hawaiian flowers, multiple lanais, an elevated jacuzzi, sprawling lawn perfect for garden parties or cocktail events, and a long swimming pool which winds along the back side of the house and wraps around an impressive Chinese pool pavilion. This is a villa which is sure to impress.

A fabulous location right on the beach makes it the ideal accommodation for snorkeling, kayaking or surfing, and during winter months migrating humpback whales can be spotted off the coast.

Turtle Beach Villa

One of the newest luxury villa’s on Maui, Turtle Beach Villa is a three-bedroom vacation home sitting  quite literally right on the golden sand, which is not common Lahaina. The Pacific Ocean can be seen from all corners of the home, so whether you’re enjoying the outdoor terrace or the luxurious interior, you’ll never find yourself without a spectacular ocean view.

The house is bordered by lush gardens on all sides ensuring privacy and seclusion, and in line with this, all it takes to reach the beach is a skip, hop and a jump down your private steps. Chaise lounges line the outdoor terrace which is bordered by a pool. A Jacuzzi and Al fresco dining are also prominent features of the patio outside, and many guests choose to enjoy a delicious meal each night under the stars.

Floors and furniture are made from warm native wood, and the interior design creates a traditional vibe through a combination of rattan, wicker and vibrant local art. Retractable walls line the living area, dining room and gourmet kitchen, giving the opportunity to look out to the Pacific from any room in the house. Wi-Fi also runs throughout the home and there is also a media room with every modern electronic you could possibly need.

Putting you in the heart of  Lahaina, all of Maui’s most popular hot-spots are within very easy reach, and a short walk into town will lead to shops, restaurants and nightlife.

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Meg Jerrard is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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  1. It’s so hard to choose just one because they all look so beautiful! If I had to choose, I’d go for Thousand Waves because I love that it’s right on the beach.

    • Oh my gosh I know right!! I do agree with you that thousand waves has a bit of an advantage over the others for being literally just a step away from the beach. What a vacation home! Hope you have the chance to visit Maui soon :)

  2. This really is for living the dream – when I make that first $100m!

    • Take us with you when you do :D!

  3. It seems incredible to have already put on the list of things to do, Great post!

    • Glad you enjoyed the post! Have a great trip to Maui!

  4. Hii

    Great article!!

    It is absolutely true that it is really difficult to choose a luxury villa where we can enjoy our holidays in the best way.

    So it is essential to do research in order to get best luxury villas.Thanks for telling us about Kamaole Villa that is full of lavishness.

    Again thanks for sharing this valuable information with us.

    • Hi Thomas, thanks for stopping by. Glad to hear you liked the article! Hope you have the chance to visit Kamaole Villa sometime soon :)

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