Kaanapali Sea Shells Beach House
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"2007, 2008, 2009 Condé Nast Traveler Magazine has named Irene Ann Aroner, President and Owner of Tropical Villa Vacations as a "Villa Rental Specialist" for Hawai'i. This is the third year in a row that Irene has earned this prestigious recognition. Less than 50 villa rental specialists were chosen from around the world for this distinction."

One of the Premier Agencies for Hawaiian Villas" -Travel & Leisure 2006

Rave Reviews From Our Satisfied Guests

The "Sea Shells beach house" if anything, is even better than advertised. After many different rentals in Hawaii we can say this was undeniably the best. Adding to our great experience was the absolute excellence of the management company on site. I wouldn't change a thing. We cannot wait to repeat the experience. The C family, 03/2016

Sea Shells Beach House is really the epitome of a perfect vacation rental. Fantastically situated on Ka'anapali beach, within walking distance of the resort hotels and residences, but just far enough away for the beach to be quiet and peaceful. The pool area and the garden is picture perfect. Exactly as portrayed in the the photographs. The house itself is very lovely, and actually nicer than the photographs suggest. The master suite is enormous. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining. Two dishwashers, every utensil imaginable, very thoughtfully designed and well appointed. I was very sad to leave this house. The M Family, 08/2015

Luxury, space and comfort situated on a slice of paradise! We had 6 fabulous nights at Sea Shells Beach House, with our daughter, son-in-law and 13 month old grandson. As soon as we entered the spacious and luxuriously appointed property, we felt relaxed and "at home". Everything about the house was top class - from the well-equipped kitchen right down to the never-ending supply of fluffy bath and beach towels! The H Family, 02/2015

Thanks for all your help and assistance for our great stay in Maui. The Sea Shell home is just amazing. The family loved it, it was comfortable, well stocked and just a wonderful place to stay. Thanks for your help with the various arrangements, the luau was great and the excellent deal you got for us on the jeep really made the road to Hana much more enjoyable than had we driven our full size Suburban. I thought you might enjoy this image I took from the back yard of the house, it among others is how we'll always remember our trip. I can't imagine staying anywhere else when we return to the islands. The B Family, 05/2014

We LOVED this house! Location was incredible, but the level of service was beyond that. The house was incredibly clean and well-supplied. The layout was utilitarian (in a good way) and the house was infinitely comfortable. We were so very happy there, almost unbelieving that we could be somewhere so.. Wow. We would recommend the house and the rental company (Tropical Villa Vacations) to anyone without reserve. An incredible week that we can only hope to replicate closely sometime in the future. The S Family, 04/2014

We had a wonderful time at Sea Shells Beach House and want to thank you for making this property so lovely and welcoming. Renee Z, 12/2013

Mahalo nui loa for our wonderful stay at Sea Shells Beach House. We were so sad to leave and hope to return. Mark, Paul, Caroline and I had a fantastic vacation. The house is beautiful and your staff does a great job of making it so welcoming. Please extend our kind regards to all who work to make this a lovely destination. Mahalo and Aloha, Renee Z., 10/2013

65th Birthday Celebration with news of our 1st grandchild. Milestones to say the least and Sea Shells is the perfect place to celebrate. Love the marine life a hop, skip and a jump away. Great memories created! Perfect home to create those memories! The B and L Families, 10/2013

We had a wonderful, relaxing time at a home that we have admired for many years. Maui is our favorite island and now Sea Shells is now one of our favorite places to stay while on Maui. Thanks for the memories! We renewed our marriage vows making this a very special vacation. Thanks also to Tropical Villa Vacations! Job well done. Gordon L, 09/2013

Sea Shells Beach House was the perfect fit for our family! It was pure luxury with the added touches to make it accessible for my wheelchair bound son. The house was immaculate, and closets stocked with enough bath and pool towels to last a week! The concierge staff was wonderful and went out of their way to get everything we needed including groceries. Special thanks to Sydney for spending hours finding a bath chair and bed rails for my son. The entire house and back yard is paradise. We look forward to coming back next year! The D Family, 07/2012

This was our first stay at Sea Shells and it will be a place to remember. The home had everything we needed and everything was so clean and organized. We enjoyed using the kitchen, grill, pool, hot tub and the beach access was perfect also! We will remember our stay with fond memories and look forward to our next visit to Maui! The L Family, 01/2012

Sea Shells what a perfect place to find. It had everything we could have dreamed of having. We enjoyed every bit of our stay. We feel blessed to have stayed here and look forward to future visits. Thank you. The R Family, 01/2012

Thank you for letting us share your beautiful home. Everything was above and beyond our expectations. A perfect 10. The R Family, 01/2012

We had a wonderful vacation here in paradise. It was great to be back to Sea Shells after our long voyage from New Orleans. Our second visit here was as enjoyable as the first. Thanks for letting us use your beautiful home! The W and H Families, 08/2011

Still a wonderful retreat the second time. This is the ultimate vacation spot! You can do as much as you want, all close by, or have the most enjoyment possible doing nothing. Our special requests were given prompt attention and the service was exceptional. This home and the location provides the ultimate retreat from the world. All of us would strongly recommend it to anyone. The L Family, 10/2010

Please note that the Sea Shells Beach House has been rated 5/5 by Tim B. Here are their comments...Sea Shells is a stunning house in a fantastic location. On a beautiful beach yet very private. Great snorkelling up the beach and even better at Black Rock to the south - turtles, eels and an eagle ray. Great golf at Kaanapali Royal.

The McDowells of North Carolina say "Mahalo" for a fabulous time! We loved having a house to call our own for ten days. We thought the pool was amazing. Thanks for everything. The M Family 07/2010

The Mayor and Cline families had an absolutely (wonderful) vacation! The house, pool and beach were everything we wanted and more. Just a gorgeous location and the home was impeccable. Thanks so much!! Aloha, The M Family and C Family 06/2010

After viewing your vacation rentals photos on-line, I just had to let you know how unbelievably gorgeous and perfect your home looks. From your amazing lagoon pool and beautiful grounds, and amazingly decorated interior, to the unbelievable beachfront access to Ka`anapali! Although this property is way out of our family`s tavel budget at the moment, I`m making it my life`s mission for us to be able to stay there at some point in the future. I don`t think it could get any better than a week at Sea Shells! Inquiry from on-line advertisement 07/09.

The house was amazing. The house is very equipped with everything that we needed. The pool is great and loved the privacy. It was nice to be able to walk straight down to the beach. The weather was pretty good, some rain and wind the first week. The staff was very helpful and gave many good recommendations for food and activities. The view was amazing from the house and we could not have asked for a better location. Snorkeling was great in these waters and we saw colorful fish and turtles. It was the perfect relaxing vacation that we enjoyed and would love to come back again. The R Family 08/2009

Thank you so much for allowing our family to stay in your home during our latest visit to Maui! As all of your other guests have said, the property - your home, the pool is beyond beautiful. Inside and out, it`s a very special place that makes us feel right at home, even though we are just visiting. This is our sixth visit to Maui and by far, it has been the best; and your house went a long way to making it so great. What a great pool and yard. The short path to the beach also made this trip. It allows everyone to relax where they want, when they want and still all of us to be near. With your home as our base, we tried two new things this trip - zip-lining and surfing! Loved both of them! Finally, we were treated to a real surprise: a pool of dolphins swam right up in front of our beach! We were here for my 47th birthday - Thanks for helping us make it so great! The A Family 08/2009

To The Johnson`s....thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us. We have thoroughly enjoyed our two glorious weeks at Sea Shells. We are here from Wisconsin and this was a trip of a lifetime for us. We are celebrating birthdays and it has been something to remember always. There are so many wonderful testimonials about the pool and the ocean and the views and we agree with all of them and would simply add that your home feels like a home, it is warm and welcome and gracefully decorated.It was everything we dreamed of and planned for - our hope came true! By reading all of the other testimonials in this book we do not have many more superlatives to add, except it was comfortable at-ease living. Thank you. We are all very sad to leave tonight. Last day in paradise. Hate to pack. Walking around in short sleeve top. Going home to socks, jeans, long sleeve top with sweatshirt and jacket - burrrrr. Love the place. Awesome! Great beach, snorkeling, whale watching, views of the islands, and relaxing around the pool. Mahalo Margit, Sue, Pam & Jane 02/09

Great house. Thanks so much for sharing it with our family. M & S Families 01/09

Yvonne, Aloha, we are back home now. We would like to tell you that we really enjoyed the house, it was perfect. We had a wonderful time and will be giving out your name and information to our friends that are interested in staying in Maui. M Family 01/09

Dear Owners, Words cannot begin to describe the beauty of your home. Our vacation was awesome from the moment we stepped into the house. We immediately knew that this was going to be the vacation we were looking for. The kids loved the pool, the beach, and just relaxing on the lanai patio. The kids have tears in their eyes as they want to stay longer. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome home and we can't wait to return. Your home is heaven on EARTH!! Mahalo R Family New Jersey 12/08

All I can is wow! The Sea Shells Beach House is absolutely perfect and we are having a perfect time. We are also excited to stay at the "Wailea Beach Villas" (also managed by Tropical Villa Vacations)as well, but after spending a couple of days here, two weeks would have been great. We will definitely be coming back to stay here again. R Family 12/08

We loved our vacation in your beautiful home. Our two weeks were so much fun. We hope to come back soon. D Family 08/08

Thank you for allowing our family to have a restful week in your beautiful home. We want the backyard forever stamped on our memory; it was amazing. I loved, loved cooking in the kitchen. My every need was at my fingertips. Some of us traveled to Hana, toured Molokai, but no area had the overall comfort and beauty as this place. I enjoyed cutting fresh flowers and bringing them into the house; the smell was heavenly. M Family 07/08

Thank you for sharing your home with our family as we celebrated my 55th birthday. It has been a dream vacation! Three of our adult children joined us for a wonderful week of hiking, snorkeling out front and on Lana`i Island, sailing, diving, and lounging by the pool - we are all sad as we contemplate our departure today. We ate at Sansei, Lahaina Grill, and Pacific'o. We also grilled at home, which was fun, delicious, and even more relaxing. We'd love to come back another day if we can gather our kids from across the world. 05/08

Thank you for letting us use your fabulous home!! We had a great time on vacation here, a lot better than a hotel would have been). We are a bit sad to leave so soon. L Family 05/08

So pleased to rent your beautiful house on Ka`anapali Beach. It is a true paradise! The home is even more beautiful in person. We had a simply magical vacationand would recommend Tropical Villa Vacations. Our family enjoyed many, many hours by the pool, many mornings whale watching, and spent lots of time snorkeling on the beach. We enjoyed lots of activities (thanks to Concierge Yvonne's recommendations). We feel we came to know Maui well....this house became our home away from home for two weeks. The weather here warmed our spirits. It was fantastic!! We made lots of wonderful memories!!! H Family 03/08

Staying in your home was a joyful experience. It was a beautiful, peaceful retreat from what has become the hustle and bustle of much of Maui. Mahalo! C Family 03/08

We had a fantastic time in your beautiful home, pool, beach, hot tub, whales, snorkeling. We did it all. Your home is so comfortable to stay in. Only one problem; with a place this spectacular- time flies by. The O Family 02/08.

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It looked wonderful online and is even more wonderful in person. It was paradise. My husband's highlight was on one dive he was greeted by three humpback whales-certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! A very big thank you to everyoneat Tropical Villa Vacations. From the moment we inquired about the property till the moment we left the level of service has been outstanding. Aloha & Mahalo, The N Family 01/08.

Thank you for renting us your home for our Xmas vacation! It was perfect in every way! I slept like a baby in the master bed and simply loved the pool & magnificent landscaping. You are lucky to have this Sea Shells Paradise. We hope we can return in the future. Warmest, The H. Family 01/2008

We had a great time. The house was fantastic. I anticipate booking up another week soon. M. Family 06/2007

Just wanted to let you know that the Croall women from Ohio (and the Borgatti couple from Kauai) had a very nice stay at the Seashells property last month. We will keep this property in mind for future Hawaii trips, even though it is a bit of an extravagance for us - but, by all reports it was a fabulous place in a wonderful setting. Thanks for your hospitality and for having this terrific home available for us. Dave Croall 06/07

Yes, Sea Shells was fairly represented during the reservation process. The pre-arrival service we received prior to arrivalfrom Tropical Villa Vacations was very helpful- nice people. Sea Shells was very comfortable and well maintained. The Concierge was very nice. Carter Family.

Dear Owner, Thank you so much for providing us with such a beautiful backdrop for our family vacation. We don't want to leave. In fact the men are out on the patio 10 minutes to departure cold drinks in hand, refusing to leave. It was so wonderful to feel we could just relax here at the house rather than spend our entire vacation running around looking for excursions. Everyone found peaceful corners in the house to find solitude and yet the rooms were large enough for the whole group to gather in. We loved the kitchen and I think we will all be sad to go home to our smaller and less fancy kitchens. Thank you for sharing your home with us. It was an absolute dream. Sincerely, The K's, the J's and the B Family. 06/2007

We are feeling very sad as we prepare to leave your little piece of paradise today. We are from Indiana where a water view consists of the Ohio River. We love your home. You thought of everything in the kitchen. We love to cook and spent a lot of time doing so with the help of your perfectly stocked facility. The pool area is gorgeous. We felt like we were swimming in a hidden lagoon. The great beach access made it easy for us to go our separate ways when in the mood. Thanks for the books, the Hawaiian bath products, the music, beach equipment, tiki torches, hammock, and on and on. Heaven on earth!! Jeff and Nancy T. Evansville, IN and Jeremy Solomon NYC 05/07

My name is Brenton and I am 11 years old. I'm from Washington. I like swimming in the pool outside and I am here with my mom, my aunt, my cousin, my sister and her boyfriend. We are here celebrating my mom`s 40th birthday. There`s geckos outside. We went snorkeling, we went to a Luau and to the beach. The waves here are big. We saw waves about 5-6 feet high and we also saw about 20 sea turtles on our vacation. Brenton D. 05/07

We had a great time with our kids - so much to do. Perfect weather. Thank you. Michele D. 05/07

Thank you for the use of your wonderful home. We really enjoyed out stay relaxing by the pool, swimming, the beach. What a great way to celebrate my 40th b-day with family in Hawaii. We will always remember our stay and hope to come back soon. Donna M. Seattle, WA. 05/07

Wow! What an amazing house you have!. It is beautiful. Thank you for letting us stay here. We had a great time. We spent a lot of time on the beach snorkeling and swimming in the pool. We went out on an ocean rafting trip and it was amazing. We saw tons of whales and their babies slapping their tales and breaching. On the boat we also saw turtles and on octopus and tons of wonderful fish. The sunset here is great! We truly enjoyed out visit. Now we go home to winter and snow. The B. Family, Calgary, Canada 04/2007.

Wow. Today we are leaving a small slice of heaven. This "little ok beach shack" (sarcasm) beats the blue blazes out of any 8 x 10 foot Ritz with a balcony. We loved the quiet, calm, private setting. It's kind of hard to imagine going back to insulated coveralls, -25 degrees celcius, knee deep snow...not to mention work. This has been an amazing holiday. Many thanks for the use of your home. We hope to come again one day. D. Family 02/07.

Thank you so much for everything. This was BY FAR the best vacation ever! This house is perfect, and it was SO comfortable! The walk to the beach was nice and short (happy face)) and it was PERFECT. We enjoyed our stay MORE than you could imagine....Thank you so much for providing a home for our family. O. Family 12/06-01/07.

We had a wonderful family vacation at your lovely home. We spent many afternoons going from the hot tub to the pool and back to the hot tub. We cooked on the grill most nights and dined on the lanai by the light of tiki torches. Everything was comfortable and easy to use. Activities we enjoyed on Maui: golfing, whale watching, aquarium, exploring in Paia town, seeking waterfalls, watching surfers, Warren and Annabell's. Thanks for making your home available. P. Family 12/06

Thank you for the use of your beautiful house. We had a great time here and hope to come back soon. Good luck wishes to visitors from Slovakia and Czech Republic. M & P 10/2006

This house is amazing!!! When we first landed on Maui we were at the Westin. It was so crowded and packed we had to leave. We were very lucky this house was available... I can honestly tell you-I will NEVER stay in a hotel again!! The privacy and seclusion of this location was wonderful. My kids really enjoyed having their own pool and spa. We all felt so relaxed, "at home" feeling in this house. It is really hard to go home!! Everything was so wonderful!! Thank you so much...the Property Management team was excellent. The L. Family 08/2006

Aloha! Thank you for the use of your beautiful home, it absolutely made our family vacation. Everything was wonderful. Yvonne and Sonny were very hospitable. If you ever make it to Park City, Utah we would love to return the favor. Warmest regards. The F. Family, Park City, UT 08/2006

Just a short note to let you know how much we enjoyed our vacation. From the moment we arrived we felt taken care of by you and your agency. I look forward to traveling with you again in the future. The B. Family 07/2006

Our family could not have asked for a better home to stay in for our second year in Maui. With the breathtaking views, great beach access, snorkeling sites, and a beautiful yard, all of our needs and desires were met perfectly. The tiki torches were a night-time treat and we all loved going down to the beach to watch the sunset. Thank you for sharing your exquisite home with us. We will forever fondly reminisce about our time spent at your home. Thank you! C. Morris Family 07/2006

Sea Shells Beach House was a beautiful place to stay! We were so impressed with the beauty of the pool, garden area, views of the ocean and sunset and the very well-stocked kitchen. The lanai and outdoor eating area was very well used by us. We had such a relaxing time together in Maui. Thank you, S. Family 06/2006

We had a wonderful time together here in Maui at Sea Shells Beach House. We enjoyed the pool, beach, tiki torches, BBQ and garden. We slept well and relaxed well outside around the pool, in the hammock and on the lanai. We cooked all meals in the well-stocked kitchen and decide not to go to any restaurants because the atmosphere and food wouldn't have been better than here. F. Family 6/2006

Maui was our choice for this year's family vacation...and we couldn't have made a better choice. The weather was perfect, the ocean glorious and the house an "above and beyond" home to enjoy our stay. From the first detail to the last, everything was wonderful. After the children's bedtime, the adults enjoyed the night time outside with the great view and tiki torches. In the end, the house was just what we wanted to fully enjoy our beach vacation! W Family 06/2006

Dude - like I totally loved this awesome lil' paradise that you dudes were so generous to share. Thank you guys like so totally much! Everything here is totally narly! The rockin' pool, awesome couch, great hammock, oh and don't let me forget the amazing hot tub and tiki torches! This place rocks my socks off!! God Bless You totally awesome dudes. Mahalo. I enjoyed every minute here. Bootsy 06/2006

It was amazing! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. C Family 06/2006

Thank you so much, again, for all of your help to host our fabulous vacation to Maui. We have already started talking about when we can return! The location and the house was wonderful and I'm sure that we will be in touch again regarding our next visit. N Family 03/2006

Great home and location! Went snorkeling, parasailing, helicopter over the whole island. Great escape for our family vacation. H Family 10/2005

Thank you for sharing your lovely home. My friends and family had a fantastic time. We all enjoyed the private pool and just sitting around and chatting. The children enjoyed the beach and snorkeling. The scenery and tranquility were just awesome. We had a great vacation. 08/2004 C-P Family

We celebrated Father's Day and seven years of marriage. Your beautiful home made it all very special. Your yard is also beautiful and flattering. Your time absent from this paradise must be very hard to face. 06/2004 R Family

Many, Many thanks for letting us live in your beautiful island home. This was our 8th trip to Maui and it was the best. The whales entertained us every day "up close and personal". Some days the dolphins did a synchronized swimming routine. This morning snorkeling was good both here and at Black Rock, but best of all was just being able to relax in such a private, peaceful setting. Mahalo! 02/2004 F Family

Thank you for such a lovely home to vacation in - thanks for sharing. Mahalo. 03/2004 M Family

We had a fantastic time! We loved having our own pool! The beach is beautiful! The snorkeling is really great right down the beach, we saw a huge turtle! We went horseback riding and had a great time. Your home is beautiful! Thanks for giving us a great vacation. 2004 J Family.