Maui rentals (advice needed!)

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1. Posted by snickerslover (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Hi Everyone!
My boyfriend and I are looking for an affordable 2 bedroom rental in Maui for Jan - Feb and are having very little luck! Too many big rental companies and not enough boutique places. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. We are friendly and clean!
Thanks,
Elizabeth

2. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1714 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Have you tried clicking on the banner at the top of this page where it says "Book Accommodation"? That takes you to booking.com and that's what we use for rentals. You can use the filters to get apartments or houses and then filter for the amenities you want. Check the reviews. The only reviewers are people who have actually stayed there so are pretty accurate. We toss the best and worst reviews and go with the average. We've been doing this for years and years and had great luck. You can also choose places that have no penalty for cancelling and during this pandemic, that's a great perk. We had to cancel about 5 places in France in September-October and it didn't cost a penny.

Good luck and enjoy your trip.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2852 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

"...looking for an affordable 2 bedroom rental in Maui for Jan - Feb..."

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Can't help with specifics. Your "affordable" and my "affordable" can be quite far apart.

Including the price range you consider "affordable" might be helpful for suggestions.

Normal times January and February should still be high season. This is when tourists flee cold countries for something warmer. But will travel be back to normal by February?

Check to see if you still have to take Covid 19 tests and maybe even quarantine on arrival.

Good luck.

4. Posted by 55vineyard (Full Member 119 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Jan-Feb are high season on Maui and also the height of whale season. You need to define your budget (in USD) and also allow for room tax, which is not normally included in the listed online price until you start to book.

Once you book your flight and condo, you need to also reserve your rental car (yes, you need one on Maui, the public transport is useless for most visitors) as they can and do sell out. About 5 years ago I read about a couple who had to rent a U-Haul as all cars were sold out.

I'd look for a trusted property management company rather than an individual owner since if a problem arises they would likely be able to move you to another one of their properties (if not all sold out). I have heard good things about a company called Chasin Rainbows over on TripAdvisor but have no personal knowledge (used Aston).

Read up on the quarantine regs and also the testing program closer to the date, these rules change from one island to another.

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