Plan Your Maui Trip

Travel Planning, Guest Services, & Maui Vacation Deals

Through the years we have introduced many satisfied renters to our group of caring, involved owners. We verify ownership of each condo before making a listing active. In addition, all condos with a Blue Starfish rating have been personally inspected and found to meet our high standards. Many of these renters now return year after year and have formed personal relationships with “their owner.”

Guest Services

This page is dedicated to helping our repeat renters, and new ones too, connect with some of the resources we think can help you plan a successful trip to Maui. We only present resources here that we have sampled ourselves. Come use our Travel Deals Coupons, find Last Minute Special Rates on condos, and other resources to you plan your Hawaiian Holiday.

Travel Insurance

Protect you trip against the unexpected. Check out Trip Cancellation Insurance

Activity Booking & Vacation Planning Assistance

Don't miss a thing. Get the most out of your Maui vacation using our favorite Activity Bookers/Concierges.

Concierge Connection provides full-service, five-star vacation planning and assistance for your Maui vacation. Better than the big hotels and unlike an activity broker who may be steering you in the direction of their highest commissions, Concierge Connection's expert staff strive to find you the best experiences available on Maui. With their comprehensive knowledge of all the great things to do and see on our beautiful island they can help you design the perfect Maui itinerary for your needs, wants, style, and budget. Use the web link above or give them a call toll-free at 1 (888) 875-9366 before you arrive for the best deals if you'd also like them to make reservations! All of their itinerary-building services & recommendations are free to you, so be sure to let them know that you were referred by the South Maui Condos Owner Direct Rental Network when you contact them.

TravelShack offers easy online booking for the top Maui activities. With convenient comparisons, detailed information, and guidebook and traveler reviews, find the right tour, cruise, show, or other memorable experience for you. A free service, you’ll not only be able to book multiple activities in one place, but you’ll also get free Maui rewards, such as meals, drinks, or attractions, with each booking or take cash back instead. All backed by highly rated customer service, a flexible cancellation policy, and a best price guarantee.

Car Rental Deals & Coupons

Avis Car Rentals

Avis offers the option of Airport pick up or local pick up in Kihei or Wailea. Late arrival? Avoid the airport hassle and take a cab or shuttle to your condo. Pick up your car in Kihei or Wailea and when you leave, you can drop it at the airport if you prefer. Combined with our condo pre stocking services, it is a wonderful way to begin your vacation. Remind the Kihei office you're staying at a condo and be sure to use our ARC/IATA 01158045D number and AWD: H461412 when making any reservation.

Al West's Aloha Rent A Car

Locally owned with often some of the best rates on the island, this company's office is 5 minutes from the airport so they avoid those heavy airport taxes. These cars are older but clean inside though they may sport a few scratches out side. Aloha offers curb side pick-up or, for those of you with late arrivals and pre arranged reservations, you can pick up your vehicle in the airport parking lot after checking in with the Taxi stand at the airport rental car counters. Be sure to ask for newer mini vans if you don't want a beat up "surf" one.

Golf Discounts & Coupons

With some of the best and most beautiful courses in the world, Maui is a true paradise for golfers. Because Greens Fees can be expensive and hard to get at reasonable rates on Maui, has developed affiliate relationships with several golf providers. It's easy to make reservations discounted as much as 50% at most courses through links on our website. All our guests staying in Wailea properties receive discounts on golf at the 3 Wailea courses. In addition, for guests staying in one of our condos, Kihei's Maui Nui Golf Club can use the driving range as well. Click here Golf Deals and see their amazing year round offers. Visit our Golf Deals page for more details on these deals as well as direct links to many of Maui's amazing courses. Remember - the ball breaks AWAY from the mountain!

Shopping & Meal Services

Now, your condo vacation not only offers more space to relax in at rates below those of most hotels, but South Maui Condos Owner Direct Rental Network has found a way to help eliminate what some may consider irritants to a relaxing vacation. The thought of schlepping groceries while others are playing on the beach is not the best part of my vacation. We are delighted to have several wonderful options. Try one of the following services. They make arriving on Maui easy.

Your Owner may offer this Service

If you would like to have groceries delivered to your condo before you arrive we also recommend Blen & Cindy Hinton's Maui Grocery Service. You can use their website to order well in advance or call808-283-3135. When ordering use coupon code "PAULI" to receive $10 off your grocery order, our compliments


Concierge Connection

One of our favorite resources has expanded their personal services and is offering grocery shopping and stocking services. Committed to making your stay as comfortable as possible, CC offers shopping and delivery services for everything from paper products to specialty foods and even beverages and fresh fish. They can even suggest the name of a private chef for meal services. Call toll-free: 1 (888) 875-9366 or local: 1 (808) 875-9366 and enjoy a full hotel like experience at a fraction of the cost.

Floral Services

Maui Blooms has got to be one of my favorite resources on Maui. They offer extraordinary island floral gifts for delivery to you on Maui or at home without the overhead of operating a storefront. Fresh protea in Hawaiian style baskets, or everlasting floral baskets created from dried protea and botanicals, Fresh orchids, Fresh Anthurium (straight from the Big Island), wreaths and tropical assortments are a sampling of the extraordinary and uniquely original products offered. Combined with their gracious Aloha service ... it just doesn't get better.

Maui Travel Map

Maui is an island - but it still can be confusing to navigate. We always have a map with us when we are out touring Maui or visiting other islands. Our guests enjoy the framed map with road key I have in my condos but some have said they wished they had one in advance of their stay for planning purposes. Phears Maui Travel Map would be our recommendation. Locally produce and frequently updated, they have maps of all the islands and all include large scale street maps and exhaustive places of interest guides.

Maui Accommodations Guide

Looking for accommodations in other areas of Maui County? The Maui Accommodations Guide provides a directory of well over 100 great places to stay on the islands of Maui and Molokai, including well-known hotels, spacious condos, luxurious homes and villas, and intimate cottages, inns, and B&Bs. You'll find the ideal place to fit your needs, from world-class resorts to unique hideaways, affordable to ultra-luxury. The Guide provides an overview and photo of each property, with links to the individual web sites.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering On Vacation The Pacific Whale foundation has some great ways to be part of Hawaii's Aloha Spirt.

South Maui Volunteers Spend some time helping Maui stay beautiful working on South Maui Trails and Dune Restoration. Cash contributions are welcome too but many repeat renters enjoy spending several hours a week year after year with this congenial group.

Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary Make a difference, and help us protect the magnificent animals and habitat of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Assist in education programs, become a docent, citizen scientist, help in the office, many more opportunities to learn and contribute while on vacation.

Planning Tools

Our Maps -- To view and/or print maps of Maui, Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Ma'alaea, Ka'anapali and individual Resort Site Plans, visit the appropriate Town/Area or Resort page.

Activities for Children -- Camps, activities and other resources for those traveling with children.

Maui Calendars, Shopping, and Owner Recommended Resources and Activities -- Coming soon... Great links for finding out what's happening on Maui during your holiday.

Convert Your Currency -- Easy to use tool for all currencies.

Kihei and Wailea Weather -- This is the best weather site for our area. Great resources for trip planning and activity weather. Don't miss Glenn, the weather man, feature.

Maui Weather Forecast -- From has links to local web cams.

More Links & Owner Recommendations


There are many qualified realtors on Maui. Some are better at responding & listening than others. We can personally recommend those linked here... Successful, hard working & pro active.

  • Matt Pauli - atProperties in Chicago & The Wailea Group, Maui South Maui and Chicago Investment Real Estate Matt has been visiting Maui since he was 10 yrs old and working with the Pauli Family Maui Rentals for the last 15 years. A great communicator, Matt specializes in finding the right investment for you or your trust. He has great assets on Maui and in Chicago and extensive expertise in leasing and rentals.
  • Steve Still - The Wailea Group at the Shops of Wailea Steve has helped us buy and sell several properties at Ekahi Village - good advice and great contacts and good follow through. Steve and Matt work closely together as Matt's knowledge of how to pick a condo that can serve as a good vacation rental is often a help to Steve's clients looking for investment properties on Maui or simply want help in paying for their retirement dream.

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