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Beautiful Home Away from Home at Kihei Akahi

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Spacious Living Room with Queen Sofabed and Berber Carpeting

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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Aloha! Welcome to my home at Kihei Akahi. My one-bedroom Maui condo, located in sunny Kihei, is the perfect place to spend your Hawaiian vacation. My spacious (696 SF), ground-floor condo with lanai opening out onto a large lawn, has been tastefully and comfortably decorated with tropical furnishings to provide you with a feeling of home away from home. The kitchen and bathroom have been updated with new cabinets and appliances. The living room was completely updated in 2007 and in the summer of 2014 the bedroom received an update with new carpet and bedroom furniture imported from the mainland. My pictures reflect the most recent updates.

Inside is your own washer and dryer, ceiling fans, a window AC, Free WiFi and high speed cable internet, free use of a Dell laptop and printer (see description) free long distance phone service to the US and Canada, and a fully-equipped kitchen. In addition, the condo has a flat panel TV and an eclectic library of books, VCR tapes, and DVDs -- several featuring Hawaiian history and/or culture.

Several times a year, I personally visit to do deep cleaning and maintenance and to decorate so that my condo provides the best vacation experience possible for my guests. Please click on my web pages below for the latest pictures.

The Kihei Akahi complex boasts lovely tropical landscaped grounds with plumeria trees, hibiscus and other mature, lush Hawaiian plants. Across the street is sandy Kamaole Beach II. Here you will be able to catch the rays of the sun (wear sunscreen!) or swim and snorkel in the gentle surf. In the evenings the sunsets provide many opportunities to capture that special photo by which you will remember your time in Hawaii.

Wheelchair Accessible. (However, it may not be suitable for some handicapped guests. Please discuss needs with owner before booking.) Pets are NOT allowed. NO Smoking Please!

The State of Hawaii requires that all vacation rentals be registered with the state and pay both transient accommodations and excise taxes on rentals. My Hawaiian tax ID# is: W01676910-01

Keywords: Condominium

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 696 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : My condo can also be accessed from the grassy area in front of the lanai....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a ground-floor unit with immediate access to a large lawn which makes the unit very safe for children. There are no internal stairs to be concerned about....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED IN THIS UNIT or ON THE LANAI. Kihei Akahi has designated smoking areas on the grounds of the complex....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets are allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is wheelchair access to the unit through elevators or lawn. Unit is spacious. However, this is not a true wheelchair-accessible unit. No internal modifications have been made to bath or other facilities to make them accommodate persons confined to wheelchairs. Please discuss needs with owner before booking. There may be some limitations that make this unit inappropriate for wheelchair-confined guests....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Guests love my traditional king-sized mattress with memory foam topper. Get your best sleep ever! The bedroom contains a soundproof window that can be left open or closed depending on the sleep needs of the guests., Child Beds (1) Blow-up bed with linens also available., Baby Cribs (1) There is a playpen bed for infants and small toddlers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a newer Queen sofa bed in the living room. It has a comfortable, high quality mattress suitable for children or adults....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bath has separate vanity area.

Other Amenities

  • The condo has it's own In-room Safe, Answering Machine, Linens, Beach Towels and Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Ironing Board and Iron, Boogie Board, and Ice Chest. Snorkelers will appreciate the quality fins (six sizes!), masks, and snorkels in the condo for guests to use....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Two CDs with Hawaiian Slack-key guitar music. One Hawaiian Chistmas CD....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Varied topics. About 20 tapes and DVDs -- some with Hawaiian themes. In addition, there is a small library of about 200 books -- many of them recent best sellers -- for those who like to read....moreless

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Kihei Akahi is immediately ACROSS THE STREET from Kamaole II Beach which is a favorite for swimming, sunning, or snorkeling. My condo, at the back of the complex, is a 3-5 minute walk to the sand. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Kihei Akahi is a condominium apartment complex with approximately 30% owner occupied. The remaining residents are vacationers. It is not a hotel. There is no valet service. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Kihei Town is a small town in central/south Maui with a mix of residential houses and condo complexes. Grocery stores and many other shops and restaurants are near by....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Additional outdoor dining on the lanai which has table and four chairs in addition to the indoor dining area.....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window AC in living room. But it is rarely needed as the condo faces the ocean and the on-shore breezes are wonderful! There are multiple fans in living/dining room and bedroom....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    FREE: You may choose to bring your laptop and plug into the provided cable if you prefer to work using your own computer instead of the laptop provided to guests....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Personal washer/dryer combo in the condo....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    FREE: A Dell Latitude Laptop 2.9 GHZ /i5 processor computer w/ 8GB memory is provided for guests to use. A basic printer is available for light duty printing tasks such as printing boarding passes....moreless

  • Elevator:

    My condo can also be accessed from the grassy area in front of the lanai....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Security keyed private WiFi is in the condo as well as well as directly connecting via cable. Modem and service are high speed. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Two sets of sheets for both the king bed and the queen sofabed are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Attractive decor. Flat Panel Visio television. There is a reading library of over 200 books and a video library of over 20 movies -- several with Hawaiian themes....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Reserved spot in lot immediately behind my condo....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and long distance calls to the US and Canada are free. There is an answering machine in the condo to capture voice messages....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of bath, kitchen and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Personal washer/dryer combo in the condo....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker and coffee grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    My guests say I have the best-equipped kitchen of all the condos that they have rented....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 8 persons. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen was updated with new cabinets and countertops in 2005. Coffee maker, grinder, plus many other extras--everything you will need. Appliances are new within the last six years....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    New and Full-size....moreless

  • Stove:

    The unit has a propane gas stove with oven. (Most stoves on Maui are electric.) The stove is newer and full-sized....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Table and four chairs for dining are on the lanai. Lanai is just a short distance from the pool area and the BBQs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A large grassy and garden area is outside the lanai and provides a nice safe area for children....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Condo has a supply of snorkeling gear of better quality than most rental companies. The are enough sizes of fins and masks to fit most anyone. There are two snorkeling vests and a boogie board....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Two pools are in the complex. The upper pool is just a few steps from the condo's lanai/patio. The pool area has BBQs and tables as well as lounge chairs....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer-Fall 2015
Apr 16 - Dec 19, 2015
5 night min stay
$98
$630

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Holiday 2015-2016
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016
7 night min stay
$140

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2016
Jan 6 - Apr 15, 2016
6 night min stay
$130
$875

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Summer-Fall 2016
Apr 16 - Dec 19, 2016
5 night min stay
$100
$650

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$98
$630

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Kihei Akahi Guest Svs $15 + tax
  • Exit Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.417%

Notes:

Rates are based on two adults and one child up to 14.

Less than minimum nights okay to fill gaps in schedule

Online Payments with Home Away Payments. Guests responsible for charge back fees of $25 if errors made by guests while putting any information during payment process, non-sufficient funds, or credit card refusal.

Personal Check or Money Order Payment receives 3% discount.

Discounts for stays of 15 nights or longer. Inquire with owner.

Hawaiian Tax ID#: W01676910-01


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kahului
Kihei Akahi
Nearest Barpub
Right next to our complex. 3 minute walk
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Kihei Akahi
Nearest Restaurant
Right next to our complex. 3 minute walk
Kihei Akahi
Nearest Beach
Kamaole II -- across the street from complex

Car: Recommended

Maui Ocean Center Aquarium -- a must see. Centrally located to all of Maui activities.

The Maui Bus runs on South Kihei Rd on which the Kihei Akahi complex is located. Those guests who prefer not to rent an automobile will find that the bus provides good access to much of the island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Aloha! I have been coming to Maui since 1982 when I finally fulfilled my dream of visiting Hawaii. Maui really is a wonderful, special place and I feel fortunate to own my little piece of paradise and be able to share it with my guests. During my second visit to Hawaii a year later, I finally had the courage to try snorkeling and fell in love with the beautiful warm ocean and its inhabitants. Twenty years later (2003) I took it to the next level and became a scuba diver! Once I became a diver, I wanted to give something back and now I volunteer whenever I am in Maui -- counting fish and tracking the health of the reefs. There is even a picture of me in scuba gear on the cover of 'Preserving Paradise: Opportunities in Volunteering for Hawaii's Environment,' by Kirsten Whatley -- available from Amazon. This book is recommended for anyone who has an interest in enriching their experience of this magical place. I very much enjoy sharing my condo and encourage my guests to ask questions about Maui and their upcoming vacations. Many come back year after year and have become part of what I call 'my Maui family.'

Why the Owner Chose Kihei Akahi:
The first time I stayed at the Kihei Akahi complex where I now own a condo was in 1987. Previously, I had always stayed in the Kaanapali area in one of the hotels. My friends with whom I was traveling and I really liked the relaxed pace of Kihei and the spaciousness of one bedroom condos. Subsequently all of my return visits have been to this part of the island. When I finally decided to buy my own condo, I checked out many other properties as well but found that, for me, Kihei Akahi offered the best value. I liked the spaciousness of the units and having immediate access to the ocean across the street where I could snorkel or swim. Complexes in North Kihei, are near beaches that are not good for snorkeling or swimming. I also liked that I could walk to shops and restaurants -- a feature that I thought would appeal to my guests. And, of course, the grounds of the Kihei Akahi complex are kept up beautifully which makes it nice for me and my guests to visit.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
I love that my condo sits at the back of the property facing west toward the sunsets and far enough away from the noise of South Kihei Rd. It is a minute or two further to the beach than other units but it is very quiet and peaceful. Being on the ground floor, I can simply walk out my lanai door and I am 20 seconds from the pool or am on the beach in about three-five minutes. I am walking distance (about 20 minutes) to enough stores that I don't have to use my car unless I need to buy a lot of groceries or something special. Birds and plants on the property give me a great sense of peace and happiness. I hope you experience the same when you visit Maui.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Spacious Living Room with Queen Sofabed and Berber Carpeting

    Spacious Living Room with Queen Sofabed and Berber Carpeting

  • Your Maui Home.   Kick Off Your Shoes and Breathe !

    Your Maui Home. Kick Off Your Shoes and Breathe !

  • A Place to Read or use the Laptop with Printer

    A Place to Read or use the Laptop with Printer

  • TV Cabinet with Library of Books and DVDs/VCH Tapes and Music System

    TV Cabinet with Library of Books and DVDs/VCH Tapes and Music System

  • Modern Kitchen.  Plenty of Dishes, Utensils, and Counter Tops to Work With.

    Modern Kitchen. Plenty of Dishes, Utensils, and Counter Tops to Work With.

  • Comfortable Standard King-sized Bed

    Comfortable Standard King-sized Bed

  • Vanity Area Separate from Toilet and Shower Area

    Vanity Area Separate from Toilet and Shower Area

  • Bath Tub/Shower and Toilet Separate from Vanity/Wash Area

    Bath Tub/Shower and Toilet Separate from Vanity/Wash Area

  • Comfortable Lanai

    Comfortable Lanai

  • Large Grassy Area in Front of Lanai

    Large Grassy Area in Front of Lanai

  • Swimming Pool and BBQ Grills are Conveniently Close to the Lanai

    Swimming Pool and BBQ Grills are Conveniently Close to the Lanai

  • Great Snorkeling at Beautiful Kamaole II Beach Across the Street

    Great Snorkeling at Beautiful Kamaole II Beach Across the Street

  • Kamaole Beach II -- a short three-minute walk.  Great for Swimming & Sun Bathing

    Kamaole Beach II -- a short three-minute walk. Great for Swimming & Sun Bathing

  • Comfortable Living Room Area -- Bright and Cheerful

    Comfortable Living Room Area -- Bright and Cheerful

  • Laptop with High Speed Internet and Printer to Print Boarding Passes

    Laptop with High Speed Internet and Printer to Print Boarding Passes

  • Bamboo and Glass Dining Table and Chairs

    Bamboo and Glass Dining Table and Chairs

  • Modern Kitchen.  Updated Cabinets and Appliances.

    Modern Kitchen. Updated Cabinets and Appliances.

  • New Bedroom Set with Dresser and Nightstands.  New Carpet.  Summer 2014.

    New Bedroom Set with Dresser and Nightstands. New Carpet. Summer 2014.

  • Vanity and Extra Wicker Shelving

    Vanity and Extra Wicker Shelving

  • Spacious Floor-Plan

    Spacious Floor-Plan

  • Seating for Four with New Table and Chairs

    Seating for Four with New Table and Chairs

  • View from the Lanai. Looking left toward the Pool Area (Behind Bushes).

    View from the Lanai. Looking left toward the Pool Area (Behind Bushes).

  • Beautiful Sunsets from the Lanai
Taken by Regular Guest

    Beautiful Sunsets from the Lanai Taken by Regular Guest

  • Kihei Akahi Grounds

    Kihei Akahi Grounds

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 04/21/2015
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