Own A Vacation Home On Maui Without Breaking The Bank: Aina Nalu, Lahaina
Aina Nalu G105
After surfing at Breakwall, get your shave ice on Front Street and walk 5 minutes back to Aina Nalu to dip in the pool before taking a siesta between the crisp white sheets at your quiet, air-conditioned retreat: G105. (Click here for details)
Aina Nalu is a legal vacation rental complex, and G105 is one of the most popular units in the Outrigger rental program due to its ground floor location on the garden, close to the front desk and the pool, yet far from the roads.
Aina Nalu G105 is currently offered for $459,500 and can be vacation rented for some extra income when you’re not on the island. G105 brought in over $46,000 in rental revenue in 2018, and this is with the owners enjoying the place for over a month!
Throw the sandy beach towels in the washer/dryer inside your condo. Prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen, grill the steaks on the community BBQs and talk story with da neighbors, then get your rubbah slippahs on and stroll down to Fleetwood’s on Front Street for music and drinks under the stars.
Activities in Lahaina
There are so many fun events on Front Street, like Halloween in Lahaina — “the Mardi Gras of the Pacific” — so you can have a few cocktails and not worry about driving. Gerard’s French restaurant is one of the best on Maui and an easy five-minute walk from Aina Nalu. One of our Ohana favorites is “Cooler’s” in Dickenson square, literally across the street from Aina Nalu where you can sit outside and watch the surf channel on TV, share a pizza, salad, and a bottle of wine. Art galleries, shopping, and cheeseburgers in paradise are all walkable distance from Aina Nalu.
Walk down to Lahaina Harbor and check out the boats. Take a whale watching trip out of Lahaina Harbor or head over to the islands of Lanai or Molokai.
Check out my blog for more things to do in Lahaina.
Aina Nalu is located in Lahaina, Maui, in the Waine’e Ahupua’a (Hawaiian land division from the valley to the shore), one of the richest cultural lands in the Hawaiian Islands. Lahaina is a national historic town due to its royal heritage and colorful whaling past.
The Kamehameha lineage ruled the Hawaiian kingdom from a sacred area called Moku’ula, near the harbor. It is clear why royalty chose this temperate spot for their capital: The weather here is almost always sunny, in the 80s with the ocean a few degrees cooler, with light trade winds to cool off the beach. The ocean is usually calm, protected by the outer reef, and fish are abundant inside the reefs. Several easy waves break out front (surfing was a royal sport after all). The sun sets out front creating a colorful evening show before the cool nights.
In the 1800s, hundreds of ships could be seen offshore. In fact, the whalers enjoyed themselves so much so that the king built the nearby prison principally to keep the sailors out of trouble.
Take a walk one block South on Wainee Street from Aina Nalu, and you can feel the mana of Hale Paahao just gazing at the coral walls…this was actually the New Prison in 1852 when it was built from the coral bricks from Old Prison originally located by the banyan tree. It was built mainly to “lock up rowdy sailors” and allow them to sober up while awaiting their captain to bail them out.
This condo is being sold fully furnished, so bring your swim gear and start creating some new memories for your ‘Ohana.