Meet the team at CB Island Vacations!
Property Manager #RS-79150
I am born and raised on this beautiful island of Maui. I feel so blessed to call this place my home, spending my free time hiking, surfing, and riding horses! My family sport is rodeo, and I frequently travel to compete in Team Roping. I currently live in
Makawao, in beautiful upcountry Maui, with my husband Patrick Franta, and our dog Charlie. Patrick is also a Realtor with CB Island Vacations!
I am the Property Manager for our Vacation Rentals that we manage throughout the island of Maui. I enjoy sharing my Aloha with our guests, as well as working hard to represent each unit to its best potential for the owners. I look forward to working with
current and new owners, perfecting what we have and bringing on new units!
Principal Broker #RB-17986
A native of Japan, Kanako Tamaki moved to Maui in 1993. "I wanted to raise my son in this beautiful, safe and healthy environment. It was the perfect choice!" While her attachment to Maui got deeper and deeper, she decided to specialize her profession in
real estate which she enjoys connecting people with residential and rental transactions.
A South Maui realtor since 1997, Kanako has effectively handled purchases and listings for more than 200+ properties. Because she brings the cultural understanding from both sides, she has been extremely valuable in negotiating attractive pricing and streamlining
the closings of otherwise complicated international real estate transactions.
After 15 years of successful brokerage firm of Makena Wailea Real Estate Inc., Kanako and John have merged with Coldwell Banker Island Properties & Vacations in Aug of 2017. "The opportunity to add the scope and security of the best national real estate
for our property owners and guests, while maintaining our boutique service, was compelling. We will unquestionably, generate the best returns for our owners and a premier guest experience for visitors." Coldwell Banker Island Vacations offers vacation rental
management, reservations, guest services, accounting, housekeeping and maintenance.
When Kanako is not working, you might see her on the golf course. John and Kanako are members of King Kamehameha Golf Course where they enjoy leisure time.
Guest Relations Manager
I moved to Hawaii to attend the University of Hawaii at Hilo and immediately fell in love with the life style and culture of the islands. After graduation, I remained in Hilo for a couple of years and got my first taste of the hospitality industry working
as a front desk agent at one of Hilo’s old established hotels. Maui began to call so I made the move and have never regretted it. I continued my career in the hotel industry and have over 20 years of guest management experience in luxury hotels including the
Four Seasons Resort Maui, Four Seasons Manele Bay on Lanai, and the Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui. Six years ago, seeking a new challenge I was hired by one of Maui’s luxury vacation rental management companies to manage their front office operations.
As Guest Relations Manager at CB Island Vacations, I oversee all aspects of the guest experience from pre-arrival to departure. I also work closely with our housekeeping and maintenance teams to ensure our owners homes are clean and well maintained. At CB
Island Vacations, we are committed to providing a unique experience and a quality “home away from home” for all our guests so that they will want to return to Maui year after year.