★★★★ Annie’s Surf Shack Seawall Construction Update ★★★★
We want our guest to be aware that there will be construction occurring at our condo from approximately April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020. Which is why the rates are so low. Our rates for this time of year are normally $235 per night.
Most of the project will be out of sight from our lanai/our condo. The project is to remove the footing of the existing beach seawall in front of the condominium complex and replace it with a more substantial concrete seawall that will protect the property from future storms. You’ll not see much of it, but you will hear some construction noise.
Beach access will be impacted because the contractor will be rebuilding the stairs. There is no work being done on any of the buildings. The pool will still be accessible.
This may also limit the amount of area between the condo buildings and the ocean that are accessible to guests and it’s unclear if the landscaping in this area will be replaced immediately.
This is a 3-phase project that was started in 2018:
Phase 1 - Seawall in front of Building 1 - 2018 = completed 6/1/2018 to 10/15/2018
Phase 2 - Seawall in front of Building 2 -2019 = 6/1/2019 to 11/30/2019
Phase 3 - Seawall in front of Building 3 - 2020 = 4/1/2020 to 9/30/2020
This project schedule has been mostly weekdays during normal work hours (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) and should not interfere with anything at our condo unit although there will likely be construction noise during the day. Again, most of the construction is not in sight from the condo. What we have noticed is that they typically don't start working until about 9:00 AM and seem to knock off around 4:00 PM. Although, they have done occasional work on Saturdays and during periods of low tides before 8:00 AM and after 5:00 – this is not the norm. Unfortunately, we have no control over the construction schedule. According to our Homeowners Association, the work is happening “when the sea is calmest, and the tide is low”. We’re hoping for good weather, calm seas and the contractor moving quickly! You'll likely be at the beach snorkeling, at the top of a volcano or enjoying a Mai Tai on Front Street in Lahaina though!
This also means that access to the beach requires a detour. There is a beach access corridor just to the north of the condo. There are instructions on how to get to the beach access corridor in the “House Manual” inside the condo. And please be aware that all the beaches in Hawaii are public.
Sorry for any inconvenience. Continue to watch for more updates.