• General Managers Report March/April 2019

    GConstruction season starts April 29, 2019 and runs through November 15, 2019 – we are looking forward to an active construction season, we have 8 units that will be doing some kind of alteration to their unit.  Please contact the office if you have any questions. We are in the process of doing an inspection of the air conditioners on the roofs of the buildings.  You will be hearing from me if your unit appears to be in unfavorable condition, makes too much noise or just needs maintenance. We are in the middle of having the trees on the property trimmed.  Some are being trimmed way down, to allow for…

  • IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OWNERS CONCERNING POSSIBLE 60% INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAXES FOR SHORT TERM RENTALS!!

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OWNERS CONCERNING POSSIBLE 60% INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAXES FOR SHORT TERM RENTALS!! Aloha Owners, The following is a message I received from a fellow professional property manager.  The matter is urgent and the clock is ticking.  Please continue to read. “I wanted to be sure that everyone is aware of the current property tax proposal before the County council.  It’s budget time, and new property tax rates for the year 2019 – 2020 will be set for each category.  The vacation rental condos and homes are combined in the “Short Term Rental” property tax category.  During the April 3rd budget meeting, the budget committee chair proposed setting…

  • Annual Owners Meeting

    Run for the Board of Directors! ASSOCIATION OF APARTMENT OWNERS OF MAKENA SURF The Annual Meeting of Makena Surf AOAO has been called and will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, commencing at 8:30 a.m., at  Gannons , 100 Wailea Golf Club Drive, Wailea, Hawaii 96753. At the upcoming annual owners meeting, Four (4) director positions will be filled. The seven member Board of Directors term is of two (2) years and meets three or more times a year, depending on the issues at hand. Each member of the Board may be asked to assume responsibility for one of several committees. Serving on the Board is a great way…

  • October 2018 Managers Report

    Parking lots are finished!! They look great. This was a difficult shuffle, we had over 15 stored cars on property,most needed jumps, some needed key batteries, all had to be moved a total of 4 times because of the parking lots shifting and striping.  But we prevailed and saved $4k getting the seal coat done in two days rather than three! All security cameras are up now including Fitness center.  Worked with Hawaii Inspection Group on the new updated Reserve Study and it is now completed.  If you would like me to e mail you a copy please let me know. Fitness center has regular users, it’s fun to see all…

  • Change in Fiscal Management!

    After much consideration the Board of Directors has chosen a new fiscal managing  agent, effective November 1, 2018, Associa Hawai’i.  Associa’s Maui office, located in Kihei about 20 minutes from Makena Surf, is staffed by some of the best and brightest professionals in the industry.  They are all eager to serve the very prestigious Makena Surf Ohana.  If you ever need any help from Associa, contact Lisa Cano at 808-629-7174 – she is our property manager.  You should have all heard from them by now and changed your payment information over to them.  Please contact me, Ann, if you have any questions or need help with anything.  

  • Update on Lane Preparations

    The Makena Surf team has been working diligently this week to prepare the Makena Surf property the best we possibly can for the incoming Hurricane.  All furniture and nick knacks on lanais have been placed inside units, all the common area furniture has been tied down, we have removed or tied down anything in the tennis courts that is loose and basically made sure there are not objects that could become a projectile during the storm anywhere on the property.  Thank you all for your kind wishes and prayers during this unusual and sometimes scary time. Ann Shipman General Manager