Maui Real Estate Blog
Ma’alaea Mermaid 401
Yes, it is possible to own a condo in an oceanfront complex on Maui for $250,000. Ma’alaea Mermaid 401 is a spacious 700 square foot, one bedroom, one bathroom condo. There is a modest view of Ma’alaea Harbor from the lanai. As an end unit, it has an extra window in the kitchen and bedroom offering light and air flow. The condo has an original kitchen and bathroom that have been well maintained. It is move in ready, but a new owner could choose to update the unit to their specifications.
Ma’alaea Mermaid is a 39 unit complex located in a single building. There is a convenience store on the ground floor. It also has a key pad entry to the front door for security. A photovoltaic system (solar power) helps to keep common area utility costs lower.
The condo is walking distance to shops, restaurants and the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium. If you enjoy ocean activities, the harbor is a primary departure point for snorkeling, scuba, whale watching and sunset cruises. Ma’alaea Freight Trains, one of the fastest breaking waves in the world, is located just a short distance from the property. This challenging wave attracts some of the best surfers in the island on the rare occasions that it breaks at a bigger size. Grandmas and Ukumehame Beach Park offer some more user friendly waves just a ten minute drive around the Pali. If a swim or a beach walk is more your speed, Haycraft Beach Park is located within walking distance of the Mermiad. Haycraft offers beach walks all the way to Sugar Beach in Kihei.
The location of Ma’alaea Mermaid couldn’t be much more central to Maui. Downtown Wailuku and Kahului are located within ten minutes of the condo. North Kihei is less than ten minutes away. If you work on the West Side, this is the closest condo to West Maui on this side of the island. Lahaina is a 25 minute drive in light traffic.