by Staff Writer
on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 12:03pm.
Up until recently, moving to Hawai’i with a pet was difficult and time consuming because of the state’s quarantine laws. But living with one never has to be — even if you’re in a small space like a condominium.
As long as you’re careful to sniff out the amenities and rules surrounding pets at your condominium, you’ll be able to feel right at home with your furry friends. And on Maui, there are literally dozens of condominiums that will be purr-fect for you and your four-legged friends.
First, you’ll want to do some research. Some communities may say they’re pet friendly, but instead impose restrictions that make it infeasible for pet owners to live there comfortably. Before you rent or buy, check into whether a condominium community has breed restrictions, weight limits or caps on the number of pets allowed per unit. Ask where pets are allowed to be on property because they may be banned in some areas.
But ideally, you want to live in a complex that’s actually friendly and welcoming toward pets — not just the bare minimum. Is there a dog-friendly beach, walking trail or park nearby? How close is the nearest off-leash area? These are all things you should consider.
You’ll also want to take some steps to make sure you and your pet are comfortable in a small space — especially if your pet has lots of fur. Upon moving in, invest in an air purifier, which can help clear the air of pet dander that can trigger asthma or allergies. And when it comes time for household cleaning, buy cleaning solutions that are nontoxic and friendly toward your pets — as well as the environment.
To help with your search, we make a list of pet-friendly condominiums on Maui. Think we missed one? Comment below and we’ll add it to the list:
Polo Beach ClubWailea EkahiWailea EkoluWailea EluaWailea Fairway VillasWailea PointKai MaluKanani WaileaPapali WaileaCentral Maui:
Kahului IkenaVillas at KehalaniIliahi at KehalaniKehalani GardensMilo CourtPuuone Towers and PlazaHoolea Terrace at KehalaniIao ParksideKihei:
BoardwalkHale KamaoleHale KananiHaleakala GardensIsland SurfKai Makani Beach VillasKalama GardensKalama TerraceKalama TownhouseKalama VillaKe Alii Ocean VillasKeawakapuKeonekai VillagesKihei CoveKihei ResortKihei VillagesKoa KaiKoa ResortLanakilaMaui BanyanMaui GardensMaui ParkshoreSouthpointe at WaiakoaSugar Beach ResortSleepy HollowUluniu Townhouse
AlaeloaChannel HouseLahaina ResidentialMahinahina BeachPuamanaMaui Kaanapali VillasMasters at Kaanapali HillsideVintage at Kaanapali
Iao ParksideIliahi at KehalaniKehalani GardensPuuone Hale AliiPuuone TowersWailuku ManorUpcountry:
The Gardens UpcountryCottages at KulamaluKuau Plaza