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Last minute condo search

Seattle, Washington
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47 posts
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Last minute condo search

Hi,

We (2 of us) are planning a last minute trip to Maui (last minute as in trip will happen in a week to two for about 9 days; the final date to be confirmed in 2 days). I have started reading the forum on condo rental and have some ideas on the places (since it's very last minute, we are open to staying at up to 2 different places if needed).

My main question is where do you search for condos? I have seen a lot of condo names on the forums but not sure how to find them. I'm using airbnb, vrbo, and chasenrainbows. There are availabilities but some of them don't have reviews so I'm not confident about booking them. (Btw, we are looking for units that are more modern and hoping to be under $250/night after all the fees and taxes).

Thanks!

Maui
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72,162 posts
18 reviews
1. Re: Last minute condo search

With so little time, I'd start looking through the agencies listed here:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29220-i86-k800630…

since agencies *usually* keep their calendars up to date. I would try to only rent one place, since otherwise you may get stuck with 2 cleaning fees.

Seattle, Washington
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47 posts
4 reviews
2. Re: Last minute condo search

Thanks for the pointer! Will go from there!

S W Arkansas
Destination Expert
for Kihei, Maui, Hana, Haleakala National Park
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16 reviews
3. Re: Last minute condo search

A management company at this late date will be helpful.

If you have found something on VRBO that had good reviews and that you liked.. call instead of emailing. that will be much quicker. For some of the Agencies on the south side:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29220-i86-k800630…

Good luck and have fun.

Bay Area, California
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177 posts
3 reviews
4. Re: Last minute condo search

take a look at the site mauiownercondos. They have a group calendar and at one glance you can see the open calendar for every property on their site, they serve South Maui and have quality properties.

And NO VRBO 10% Traveler Fees!

Maui
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72,162 posts
18 reviews
5. Re: Last minute condo search

You're welcome! Before you sign on the virtual dotted line, you might want to post a link or links here, to units you are considering. Chances are good that some of us will have familiarity with the complex .

Seattle, Washington
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47 posts
4 reviews
6. Re: Last minute condo search

Thanks for all the info. I think we are down to these few units that would work with our dates & budget:

- https://www.vrbo.com/716467 (I believe it's @ Kaleialoha, #401, no ocean view)

- https://www.vrbo.com/772114 (Kahana Villa, no AC)

- https://www.vrbo.com/724329 (Hale Ono Loa, #208, no AC)

- https://www.vrbo.com/20491 (Maui Vista, might be more central for sightseeing)

I'll read more about each different properties but wonder if anyone has any big no no on any one of them? Our priority will be:

1) Kitchen

2) More modern

3) A/C (honestly, not sure if it's needed, as when we were in Kauai)

4) Ocean view

5) Property Amenities

It's definitely exciting to book a last minute trip but wish we would have more time to plan for it next time :).

Green Valley...
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974 posts
7. Re: Last minute condo search

We all might have our preferences looking at your 4 but honestly, any of them would work and provide a great vacation. At this last minute, your first or second choice may no longer available but then one of the others might move up the list and work just as well anyway. Have fun!

ON, Canada
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14,769 posts
45 reviews
8. Re: Last minute condo search

A couple of those listings do not have up to date calendars. Suggest phoning the owner/manager for any units that look like possibilities, to verify whether or not it's available for your dates.

United States
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9. Re: Last minute condo search

Agree - make sure look at the "calendar last updated" date. Two of those say January!

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