Meet the team at CB Island Vacations!
General 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.
Vacation Rental Sales Manager #RB-22265
After living in seven states, I have finally found home on the incredible and beautiful Island of Maui! I feel extremely fortunate that my life has provided me with such amazing experiences and places to live. There is truly no place better than Maui! My
partner, Brandon and I, currently reside on the West Side of Maui where we enjoy hiking, swimming and snorkeling.
Prior to joining the team at CB Island Vacations, I worked for The Westin and I have an extensive background in private club management, real estate and hospitality.
As the Vacation Rental Sales Manager, I am committed to ensuring the highest quality of service to our owners and their guests. I look forward to working with our current and future owners!
Vacation Rental Sales Manager #RS-81042
Sandi has been living on Maui and raising her kids here since 2005. In between shuttling the kids to a variety of activities and playing with her golden retriever, Sandi enjoys cooking, checking out all the island events, traveling and sailing.
Sandi’s background includes extensive marketing and sales for a wide variety of industries. She has always been especially interested in the travel and hospitality space. Sandi founded a corporate travel agency and successfully sold it after 5 years. She
also worked for the airlines, presenting their charge card system at airline headquarters around the world. Additionally, Sandi managed projects in the corporate marketing departments at several real estate organizations as well as being involved with business
development at another vacation rental management organization.
Sandi’s first memory is receiving wings and paper dolls from a flight attendant on a cross country flight. And while Maui is a beautiful destination, top of her favorites list for vacation are Italy and Greece, but her absolute favorite is wherever she’s
headed to next.
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.