Turquoise Cove G301 at Makena Surf
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Rave Reviews From Our Satisfied Guests

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Our family had a terrific time at Turquoise Cove! The location is perfect. The view is superb. The balconies are great for watching the ocean, enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. I loved the master bed. The kitchen had everything you could ever want. The living room was extremely comfortable. Randy was very helpful. We enjoyed watching movies in the living room, the stars at night from the balcony and the beaches and the pools during the day. The entire unit was so spacious that our family of 6 had plenty of room. We have already talked of coming back! The B Family, 04/2019

We had an amazing week with our kids and their significant others. First family vacation in 7 years. We love Maui! Jeremy and I got married here 12 years ago and have been here 3 other times since. First visit for our kids. Your condo is amazing. The view is amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us so we could make wonderful memories. Mahalo! The P family, 04/2019

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We've stayed at Makena Surf two previous times and had an awesome time. This time, we needed a larger unit and Turquoise Cove G301 not only met expectations, it exceeded them. The owner has clearly anticipated just about everything a guest could want. The kitchen was superbly outfitted. If we had any criticism, it would be that the glass cook top was not our favorite type of range-top to cook on; but come on, if that's our biggest gripe, I think you'll understand why we fell in love with the unit. Two dishwashers! Two blenders! We dined in a bunch because there is NO restaurant in Maui with a better view! Period. We loved the Apple Home Pod for music and very much appreciated the stocked DVD of "Moana" that we could easily show (via the high-tech universal remote) on a very big screen display for our two year-old grandchildren who were with us. Like I said, the owner has taken pride in this unit meeting just about any wish one might have. Mahalo Turquoise Cove! The A Family, 03/2019

Agnew Family 60th and 2nd Birthday celebrations. From the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Thank you! Thank you! For such a magnificent home to stay in! It is so beautifully laid out and equipped - beyond expectations! Your taste and design is impeccable. We really appreciate the little details like plenty of paper towels, Tupperware, napkins etc. We were here with family and friends including twin grandchildren who celebrated their 2nd birthday along with their grandfathers 60th. It is a great house for entertaining! We hired a chef to cook dinner for us one night that was fabulous! There is no better view for dinner on Maui! Thank you also for all the great sand toys and beach equipment. We added a boogie board and 2 toddler pool floats to the collection which we hope will be enjoyed by others. Makena Surf is our favorite place to stay and I am sure we will be back to G-301 in the future! Mahalo! The A Family. 04/2019

We absolutely loved our Maui getaway! We were escaping record cold temperatures in Illinois. Even though it was cooler weather to those from Maui, it was idealic to us!! Thanks for sharing your condo - it’s gorgeous. The view is spectacular, we could see whales from the lanai! The condo was perfect for the seven of us - Grampa, Gram, Mom, Dad & three super adventurous kids! Everything we did was exciting - whale watching, snorkeling, shopping and swimming with the perfect base to come to return to. Loved the beds! Saw multiple rainbows daily, we just loved it here. Thank you! The C Family, 02/2019

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
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Wow! This place is just the best. Best view, best interior design, best equipped kitchen, best beds, best balconies, on and on. We hated to leave. Celebrated our 36 wedding anniversary here and had our adult children spend part of the time with us. I love to cook and I love this kitchen. Appreciate the beautiful hotel collection dishes and the high quality glassware. Nespresso, our favorite. First time to Maui so needed to go out and explore but always wanted to get back soon. The whale watching and sunsets are top notch. Thank you for sharing your beautifully appointed home in paradise! The P Family, 02/2019

Perfect place to celebrate 36 years of marriage with our 3 daughters. This villa is more than wonderful - it is dreamy. How could you get a better or more expansive view. The cove, the islands in the distance and the spectacular sunsets make us never want to leave. Oh, and the breaching whales! Adding to all of this is the first class interior. We truly appreciate the care and thoughtfulness given to choosing the furniture, fixtures and art. And then there is the kitchen, having a beautiful well appointed kitchen in which to cook for my family makes me super happy. We shared so many delicious meals. Our first time to Maui, so much to see and do but we wanted to get back to the villa asap each day. Treasured memories were made. Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise! The G Family, 02/2019

Relaxing vacation home for our entire family.
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Turquoise Cove G301 at Makena Surf has the best view in Maui. We could see whales breaching every day of our one week stay. The sunrise and sunsets were stunning! The condo was the perfect size for 6 adults and our granddaughter. There is even more space than we needed on this trip so we plan to come back when we have more grandchildren! The condo is walking distance to two beaches, one we called our private beach. We kayaked, snorkeled, SUP, and swam in the ocean every day. Makena Surf is conveniently located to many golf courses and we enjoyed the Gold course at the Wailea Golf Club. The condo is beautiful and has many amenities. The kitchen and living room area is large and very comfortable for us to hang out. I highly recommend this vacation home and will be returning soon! The L Family, 01/2019

Loved it! So amazing! Wonderful! Spectacular! Wow, nothing like it in the world! The W Family, 11/2018

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! Certainly ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ in our book! The S Family, 11/2018

Best stay EVER!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This is a perfect condo!! We loved this place, BEST place I’ve ever stayed. The J Family, 07/2018

First time back to this beautiful island in many years. Our search to find a perfect family vacation was met in a more than wonderful location. Your home is a wonderful location for a family of seven, with three generations. Everyday here and around the island was a great experience. Your management is excellent and your personal services and accommodations were superb. You can list us a ten-star referral for future potential renters. Mahalo, the G Family, 07/2018

We enjoyed our stay & the condo was excellent. Our 4th time here and it gets better each visit! The S Family, Weatherford, TX, 07/2018

Gorgeous sunsets!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Beautiful setting. Well furnished. Conveniently located. Very functional. The J Family, 06/2018

Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us! We had an amazing vacation celebrating my Dad’s 65th Birthday. Everything was spectacular from the accommodations, to the view, to swimming with the turtles! We hope to be back in the future. The B Family, 06/2018

Thank you for the wonderful home and the "turtlely" awesome beach! The wedding and vacation was fantastic - can’t wait to return. The M Family, 05/2018

Thank you for the fantastic home in a great location with an amazing beach. The home is terrific and very family friendly. The appliances and amenities were beyond expectation. We had a truly fabulous time. The L Family, 03/2018

The most beautiful place ever!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We would definitely stay here again! The F Family, 01/2018

Wonderful time and perfect setting for a 60th Birthday celebration. Mahalo! The V Family, 05/2017

Fabulous unit for a small extended family (6 adults + 2 kids) or group
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ If you want a gorgeous oceanfront (3rd floor of a 3 story building) rental with absolutely top snorkeling just a few steps away at a secluded beach and lava reefs, this is the place! You pay a lot (likely equivalent to 4+ hotel rooms), but it is first rate throughout and surrounding gardens/pools, etc. and the location near the end of the SE coast road in Makena (a little past Wailea) is amazing. There is a second larger beach immediately adjacent to the complex of 6 2-3 story buildings. This unit was actually a major conversion of two adjacent 2-bedroom units to give 4 bedrooms and a massive greatroom and a big-screen TV den. There are several large ocean-facing porches. Your party needs to be able to all handle stairs as there is no elevator. If you are into tourist activity, a negative is the isolation except for hotels and restaurants in nearby Wailea and Kihei. It takes nearly an hour to drive the crowded road to Lahaina and Kanappali with the major tourist stuff. Also not the place for surfing, you need to drive a half hour or more for that, but great for kayak or paddle boarding. The R Family of California, 04/2017

Wonderful home for us to celebrate Bob & Joanna’s 70th birthday! Loved all the turtles! Mahalo! The B Family, 04/2017

Perfect Villa! We had a beautiful time. The F Family, 03/2017

Unequivocally positive experience
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The entire experience was stellar from beginning to end, from the space itself to the location (which could not be improved upon) to the obvious effort put into the space looking good. The property managers were quick to respond to any questions or request. We have been going to Hawaii for many years now and have rented a home every time. This home is the best we've rented that entire time and we will happily stay again when we return to Maui.The W Family, 01/2017

A fantastic stay in a beautiful home! Unbelievable view. Love the built in coffee station. Thank you. The S Family, 12/2016

Thank you! What a perfect place for a family reunion! Beautiful sunsets every night...happy time! The S Family, 12/2015

WOW! What a wonderful retreat you have created here at Makena Surf! Thank you for sharing it with us. We were here for my parents 50th anniversary (73 years down to 3 years!) and it was the perfect combination for us. We hope to return soon! What a blessing! The W, C, T, and W Families. 09/2015

Thank you very much for this wonderful experience in this amazing condo! I can’t wait to be back! Mahalo! The J Family, South Dakota, 08/2015

First annual 5020 stewards retreat. We had so much fun playing in the waves, eating the most delicious food, and enjoying one another's company with the lord. May this be the precedent for many more memories. Thank you so much for the lovely accommodations. We all hope to be back next year. The R Group, 08/2015

Our second family visit to this paradise escape may have been even better than our first - if that's possible! Enchanting, peaceful, beautiful. Thank you for allowing us to share such an amazing accommodation and view. The R Family, 12/2014

Wonderful family vacation - full of rest & adventure! This place was perfect for all of us. Hope we can return. The K Family, August 2014

Absolutely amazing stay and beautiful views, someday I will come back again! Thank you! J Family, 08/2014

Loved it! M Family, 08/2014

Had a wonderful time! We were not ready to leave. Thank you for sharing your home with us. The C & S Families, 06/2014

The week started and ended with rainbows. What a lovely vacation! The F Family, 06/2014

Thank you for creating the perfect setting for our Maui experience! The F Family, 06/2014

Thank you for a beautiful week! Highlights - snorkeled with turtles, paddle board, jumped off waterfalls in Hana and Mama's Fish House - wow! The F Family, 06/2014

A triumphant family vacation. Memories for a lifetime. To echo others: perfection. The view and sounds of the Pacific are way past beautiful! The unit is well laid out and the furnishings are first class. The equipment left nothing to want/desire. The management staff is superb. Thank you, the G Family, 06/2014

WOW! What a spectacular place to stay to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds Hawaii! We never wanted to leave this place! The beach felt like it was our very own private piece of paradise and of course the views were unbelievable. We kept pinching ourselves to see if we were in a dream. Thank you for sharing this dream home with our family. Many special memories were made! Mahalo, the M Family, 06/2014.

What an amazing family holiday we have had! To have all our children together under one "gorgeous" roof is a treat. We appreciated all that the condo had to offer! The view is breathtaking and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We hope to be able to return again as a family next year. The Q Family, 05/2014

What an amazing family holiday we have had! To have all our children together under one "gorgeous" roof is a treat. We appreciated all that the condo had to offer! The view is breathtaking and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We hope to be able to return again as a family next year. Aloha, The Q Family, Winnipeg, Canada 01/2014

This 4 bedroom 4 bath condo was awesome! At over 3000 sq ft the condo was perfect even for 3 adult couples. Right on a beautiful beach with great snorkeling right in front of us with sea turtles every day. Can't beat the sunsets and evenings on the lanai (balcony). Beautiful! (The master bedroom has a private lanai which was great.) Very clean and modern - had everything we needed and then some. A great Wailea location, close to shopping, golf and great restaurants. Besides you can get around the island of Maui in no time anyway. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for and since we split it three ways--it worked perfectly. Wayne and Family. 08/2013

Mahalo for providing a wonderful condo for our Hawaii vacation! All the attention to comforts of home made it most enjoyable! We love the view and the soothing sound of the ocean. We hate to leave! The P Party, 08/2013

We had an absolutely wonderful time. . . I told "S" as we were packing today that your property here is the nicest place we have ever stayed - hands down! Thanks so much for your incredibly generous invitation. We will never forget it. The H Family, 04/2013.

This place is so amazing! It really made our trip just that much more enjoyable to have such a lovely (and well equipped!) place to come home to. Snorkeling right out here on Chung's beach (the little one) was amazing! Seven sea turtles and hundreds of fish. We've stayed at Makena Surf one other time and this did not disappoint. Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to have such a relaxing and fun vacation. Mahalo, the B and C Families, 02/2013.

A beautiful home for our family to use. Love the coffee set-up, kitchen equipment and all the details. Sunsets with the smell of plumeria, snorkeling with the turtles, visits to other local beaches and attractions...Thank you! Love the bath towels (better than the Sheraton!). The B Family, 06/2012.

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home in one of the most breathtaking places in the world! We've stayed in other units here at Makena Surf, but none that compare with what you have done here. Your thoughtfulness is evident in every detail. This will be a vacation we will always remember! The whales, the sunsets, the warm breezes and the sounds of the waves, and your wonderful home. Mahalo! The B Family, 04/2012.

Our very own paradise for eight days! We all had an amazing time. Really enjoyed your condo - we lacked for nothing! The T Family, 01/2012.

What a blessed and wonderful holiday! Our family, we are eight, enjoyed this condo so much. The view is spectacular an the ocean is so soothing and relaxing. The condo lacked nothing and is very spacious and modern. Our wonderful cleaning crew made sure our holiday was very comfortable and stress free. The concierge made all trips and directions easy to follow and was always there when we needed her. Thank you. Our grandchildren loved all the water sports, boogie boards, paddle boards and water surfing. They will miss this when we return to -15 degrees celsius in Calgary. Aloha! The S Family, 01/2012.

We had a wonderful time staying in your beautiful condo! We were here 4 years ago and it is even more beautiful (if that is possible!). We had so much fun snorkeling right of the beach during the day (lots of turtles!) and watching weddings and sunsets at night. Thank you for sharing your home! The L Family, 08/2011.

What a wonderful time we had in your gorgeous home. Everything we ever needed or wanted was provided to us. It was great to be able to have some of our meals here and not have to go out for every meal. We'll be back! B Family, 05/2011

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family. With 3 babies and a 3 1/2 year old, it can be trying at times! We enjoyed your unit very much and made daily use of the beach and the pool. The D Famiy, 05/2011

A sense of peace and beauty. The whales have greeted us each day finishing with a spectacular display. We have enjoyed the sound of the waves, the views and access to the beach. When touring is complete we hope to return to sit, read and absorb the ocean tide. Thank you for providing every possible utensil ~ we ate well and appreciated what I would have at home. We have a sense of being called back again! The M Family, 03/2011

We spent a wonderful week here at this amazing property. Thank you so much for all the thoughtful details. We didn't miss anything! It was fun to sample and try all these spices. The kitchen is a delight. The K Family, 01/2011

Thank you for an absolutely wonderful, spectacular and amazing 10 days in paradise. We all so enjoyed making your home ours for a short time. Our family vacation could not have been better! Turquoise Cove is truly a gem! Everything was perfect. Mahalo, The M Family, 01/2011

Thank you so much for making our stay so wonderful at G301, Makena Surf. The villa was immaculate, and exceeded our expectations in every way. The beach was perfect and the snorkeling was as good or better than our paid tours to other beaches (the Turtles out in front of Chang's Beach made it extra special). As well, all of the services you recommended were top notch and made the Maui holiday even better! Chef John Galvan was excellent, as was our airport transfer, and our surf lessons (all booked & recommended by Yvonne). I'm confident we left the villa in good shape, as I have a feeling we will come back again very soon! Thanks again! Happy Holidays! Mark A. 12/2010

Our family has spent this Thanksgiving week in the most spectacular Makena unit ever! Every detail is so thoughtful & comforting. The view from every lanai is something to be thankful for! We hope to return for another holiday next year...we all enjoyed every minute of this incredible vacation!! Mahalo. The P family, 11/2010

Thank you for a wonderful Hawaii experience. This is the most spectacular property and view ever! This unit easily accommodated my family of eight, with room to spare. My husband and I hope to return next year to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. The V Family, 09/2010.

Our family is enjoying a fantastic vacation...our first time to Maui! Turquoise Cove is wonderful in every way, from the luxurious accommodations to the breathtaking view! We look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary dinner here tonight with a private in-villa chef. What a lovely setting! This has truly been a dream vacation in every way. Yvonne at Private Paradise Villas deserves a special "Mahalo" for her help with all of our requests. The W Family, 07/2010.

A beautiful home, gorgeous scenery, every amenity we could ever want or need. It was fantastic. A true blessing for our family! The S Family, 06/2010

Radness! This place is awesome. Really insane! The H Party, 06/2010.

How we loved your beautiful, peaceful space on Maui. It's perfect! We have had a lovely time, young and old, and hope to return again soon. The K Family, 05/2010.

Paradise found! We have enjoyed the most spectacular three week vacation any family can dream of, wonderful from beginning to end. The accommodations here at Turquoise Cove are unsurpassable - you have thought of everything in terms of appointments and comfort. This is a beautiful space and we feel so lucky to have spent our vacation here. Thank you and Mahalo. The W Family, 01/2010

Everything was better than expected. We had wonderful weather, the swimming pools, grounds and beach were magnificent. Tropical Villa Vacations and Yvonne are a class act! Leaving your property in their hands - no one could ask for anything more! Their attention to detail prior to renting was just as outstanding as during our stay. 10/2009

Aloha Yvonne - As our vacation winds down we are filed with joy and a tinge of sadness. Joy, at the wonderful time we have had here (thanks in large part to you). And sadness, that it has gone by so fast. Thank you to the entire TVV team for making this our most memorable trip to the islands yet. Everything has been exquisite and everyone has been a total pleasure to work with. We will always use TVV when visiting the islands! Mahalo again for everything. I can't wait to get back and stay here again. Best, The Roosa Family. 06/2009