Sunday, May 15, 2011

Aloha Friends!

Aloha to all!

I hadn't realized it's been over 2 years since I wrote something on this blog. Well, we still love our "Kapalua Sunset" villa at the Kapalua Bay Villas. I've been working on a Facebook page for myself (Lisa Gannon) with a page for "Kapalua Sunset" as well. Since I'm not so savvy at all things computer, it's taking me a long time to do this and I hope it's successful!

All is great at "Kapalua Sunset". We have a new 46" Sony LCD tv and a new sectional sofa sleeper (photos will be uploaded soon onto the website). We'd love for potential guests to visit our website as well as "friend" me and "Like" the "Kapalua Sunset" page on Facebook. The winter season was very successful for our rental, and the summer is booking slowly. We have a great rate of $160/nt for June 4-29, 2011. The Kapalua Food and Wine Festival is during the first week in June, so be sure to reserve your stay at our "Kapalua Sunset" villa before it's too late!

The grounds of the Kapalua Bay Villas look better than ever, and there's so much to do and see in is a great time to plan and book your vacation with accommodations at our "Kapalua Sunset" villa. If our villa is not available, I will find alternate accommodations for you! I do this all the time as I know the properties and it's the "aloha spirit" to help. I'm affiliate with two different property management companies, so I have inventory I can quickly see if there's availability rather than you looking at so many listings and websites. I make the process quick and easy for you...just what planning a vacation is supposed to be!

We look forward to having you as our guests, and hope to hear from you soon. Either call or doesn't matter to us. We just want to hear from you!

Cheers to Great Vacations!
Lisa and Pete Gannon

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vacations on a Budget


Realizing the economy has taken a toll on most wallets, vacations shouldn't be written off or considered a "want"...they're actually a "need". Doctors have stated that reducing stress can lower high blood pressure. And the memories will last forever as opposed to just a few days. Although some might see planning a vacation as stressful in itself, here are some tips I found to make things easier.

Start by subscribing to airline emails that come out weekly with airfare sales. I found a great website for indicating trends and when it's a good time to buy tickets. You can put in the city/cities you want to travel from and that will help in the initial planning. Once you know your dates of travel, contact me for availability at our "Kapalua Sunset" villa at the Kapalua Bay Villas. If your dates are flexible or if we have availability for your set dates, we'll make the reservation. Keep in mind the rates might be negotiable depending on different variables. In the event my condo is not available at all, I'm more than happy to assist in locating alternate's the "aloha spirit". So now you know you have your airfare and accommodations all set. Of course you're going to want to do some activities, so I can either give you suggestions or leave it up to you to figure that out. But an important part of vacation is food, and it can be very expensive on the islands. I check the supermarket ads online a day prior to arriving (Star Market, Safeway, Foodland all have websites). Once I know what's on sale, I'll start thinking about a menu. Believe it or not, we even bring dry goods, condiments and frozen chicken and meat in our checked bags--it's still frozen when we get here after flying 6 hours from Phoenix! We'll save over $100.00 just doing that. We'll go the farmer's market in Honokowai, and absolutely go to the swap meet in Kahului on Saturday for flowers and more produce. Now we're set for our stay. We'll go to the supermarket to fill in and get beverages and snacks, but for the most part the food is taken care of. This will leave some money for going out to eat!

We love the Pineapple Grill, which we walk to from the condo. Every Friday is 50% off the bar menu starting at 8pm. Sometimes we'll make a salad at the condo and eat it before going out, and the bar menu has something for everybody. The musician plays wonderful "Jawaiian" ukulele and sitting at the bar puts you in the best place for people watching! This has become a tradition for us, and we've been noticing other people with the same idea for an inexpensive Friday night out. The Kapalua Sansei restaurant--the original Sansei and best sushi restaurant on Maui--also has an early bird special. There's usually a line out the door for this great place, so get there early! And there's no need to waste gas in Kapalua....if you don't feel like driving, call the complimentary shuttle to get you anywhere in Kapalua! Tips are gratefully appreciated.

If you're a golfer, check out the twilight rates at the Bay and Plantation Golf Courses. After 1:30 the rates go down, so there might be a little left in the wallet for an "Arnold Palmer" after the game!

We hope these little tips help you in planning your vacation. Kapalua is a world class location, and not just for the rich and famous. If planned right, you can vacation in our "Kapalua Sunset" villa for a very reasonable price. We look forward to having you as our guests and seeing your comments in the guest book. Please contact us for availability either through the website or email us at

Cheers to living well,
Lisa and Peter Gannon

ps: Benjamin Franklin once said "vacations are one way of lengthening life". We agree wholeheartedly!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pete at the Mauna Lei Arboretum

Mauna Lei Arboretum is in the West Maui Mountains, and accessible by using the complimentary Kapalua Shuttle from our condo.

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