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Private 2-BR End Unit - Classy Remodel, Walk to Best Beaches!

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After a day in the sun and sand, kick back and take in the Maui sunset

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Kihei Akahi condo description

A quarter-mile-long crescent of safe, lifeguarded, sandy beach with gentle surf, flanked by dramatic rocky points teeming with tropical fish and turtles--where is this slice of paradise? Right across the street from your stylish and spacious 2-bedroom/2-bath condo! No need to load the family in the car: just grab the cooler, beach chairs and beach towels(all provided in your unit)and walk to some of the best swimming and snorkeling on Maui! There are only three lifeguarded, designated swimming beaches in Kihei; if you want to do more than gaze at the ocean from a distance, this is the place to be!

Unlike many rental units, the owners frequently stay here themselves, resulting in personal touches and thoughtful upgrades that will make you feel like an honored house guest. With a recent remodel, this very spacious unit is on the first floor (one up from ground floor) of the coveted D Building--an end unit with whispering palm fronds surrounding it and a peekaboo Western ocean view, plus exceptional privacy and quiet at the far end of the building.

New carpeting and linens in the bedrooms (plus a new pillow top queen mattress) are complemented by ceramic tile floors throughout the rest of the unit and new designer paint set off by white millwork and new six-panel interior doors. A peninsula kitchen with custom cherry cabinetry is charmingly open to the living area, making entertaining irresistible, especially with the inclusion of the over-sized lanai open on two sides to the tropical breezes. The two bathrooms were luxuriously updated in 2011 to include designer tile and granite countertops. Four new white ceiling fans in bedrooms and living area keep those breezes moving, but there's also an air conditioner if needed. Trendy halogen track lights add drama in the kitchen and gracious entry hall. In-unit washer/dryer keeps beachwear easily clean, and there is convenient access to the reserved parking just outside the door.

Twin beds, also new, in the second bedroom and a queen sofa sleeper in the living room add ample room for an extended family or two or three couples...room to sleep six if desired. A desk and cable hookup offers space for your laptop connection to the complimentary high-speed internet service; flat-screen TV, DVD/VCR player and ipod docking station are provided for your additional pleasure...that is, if you can tear yourself away from the romantic tropical landscaping, two pools with barbecue grills, tennis court, and the five-minute stroll down to fabulous Kamaole II Beach and the nearby shops and restaurants.

Keywords: Kihei Akahi, vacation rental, family friendly, Kihei

Property Type

  • 7 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : First floor is one up from ground floor

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Ideally suited for kids with tile floors, oversized safe lanai, sand toys and twin beds in second bedroom...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking areas provided outside the building; no smoking within unit or on lanai...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Master bedroom: 1 queen

            New pillow-top mattress...moreless

          • Second Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            new mattresses and box springs...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

            New sofabed with hotel-quality 6' mattress...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master bathroom: toilet, shower

            Ensuite remodeled master w/ tile and granite, step-in shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Remodeled tile and granite second bath with tub, glass doors...moreless

          • Both bathrooms are compartmented with door between tub/toilet and sink/vanity area. Both remodeled in 2011 with granite counters, full tile tub/shower enclosures with glass shower doors....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Exceptionally spacious with new gas range, stainless steel dishwasher and sink, new stainless fridge, pantry...moreless

          • Stove:

            High-capacity gas range with griddle inset, warming drawer, convection option...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Portable coolers, useful tools, spare lightbulbs, step stool...moreless

          • Dining:

            Glass top rattan table w/ 4 chairs, desk chair in addition...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Ample pots and pans plus serveware. Electric teapot...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Handsome stainless steel unit new in 2013...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Ample glass and dishware for 6-8 guests...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            5...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 5 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 5:

            Two upholstered chairs as well as seating for 3 on sofa. Computer desk, media tower with TV, DVD, stereo and ipod dock...moreless

          • Parking:

            Complimentary reserved parking just steps from entrance to unit...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath, hand, and kitchen towels as well as beach towels...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Stack washer/dryer located within the unit...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Multiple sets of linens for each bed...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Unreserved guest parking available...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Games
          • Books

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Free local calls, answering machine...moreless

          • Broadband Access:

            Complimentary to our guests...moreless

          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                (2) Two pools on the property; both pools have high-end renovations as of 9/10...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Rotating selection of beach chairs, beach umbrella, sand toys, beach mats and boogie boards...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Exceptionally spacious, tiled, with chaise and 4-person table and chairs and cocktail table...moreless

              • Golf:

                Multiple luxury golf courses at Wailea, about 2 miles away...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Onsite tennis court may be reserved at office...moreless

              Theme

              • Budget
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

                  Activities

                  • Playground
                  • Parasailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Luaus
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 15 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season
                  Apr 16 - Dec 19, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $159
                  $4,500
                  Christmas holiday
                  Dec 20 - Dec 31, 2014
                  10 night min stay
                  $235
                  Winter
                  Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $199
                  $5,800
                  High season
                  Feb 1 - Apr 15, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $210
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $145 + tax
                  • Resort Fee $45 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 13.42%

                  Notes:

                  Some additional discounts or upgrades may apply. Please contact owner for firm quote for your exact dates. $300 deposit to confirm reservation, balance due 60 days in advance of arrival. Cancellation: $150 refund of deposit up to 60 days before arrival; thereafter, refund available only upon booking to another party. Early check-in or late check-out may be available at no extra charge


                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 07/23/2014
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                  Location

                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Kahului
                  0.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Piilani Highway
                  150 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Kamaole II
                  200 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Moose McGillicudy's
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Wailea
                  200 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Fred's Mexican

                  Car: Necessary

                  On island representative:

                  Condominium Rentals Hawaii

                  808-879-2778

                  Hawaii Tax ID W03887523-01

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: That's me, with one of the grandchildren that instigated my purchase of a second, 2-bedrooom unit at Kihei Akahi...now my kids and grandkids can be there when I am, and I can cheer on their efforts at swimming across the pool and building the best sandcastle on the beach! My Mom and Dad started coming to Maui in the fifties, and, when I got to the point where I couldn't live without my Maui fix, I discovered they had already done all the work for me in identifying the best island and best beaches, and they are right here in Kihei!

                  Why the Owner Chose Kihei Akahi:
                  In all senses, it's just the best! The Kamaole Beaches are stellar (and have been voted as best beaches in the world by several different publications) because they are safe, lifeguarded, close to snorkeling, and superb for swimming. I can walk to the library, good grocery stores, many restaurants and shops-- they're all within a mile of Kihei Akahi. It's also close to upscale Wailea with its many golf courses and shops, but much more economical. Access into 'town' (Kahului/Wailuku) is even easier now with a new four-lane highway all the way...not an all-day trip as it can be from the Kaanapali/Kapalua area. And the micro climate? Let me just say that when it's raining on most of the rest of Maui, Kihei is usually still in the sunshine!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  I love to be outdoors, and as a remainder-of-the-year resident of the Seattle area, I also crave sunshine, sunsets, swimming and hiking. When winter rolls around here, it seems like the sun doesn't rise until 9 and is setting again by 3 in the afternoon. That's just not enough daylight! When I'm in Kihei, I slow down, live every minute, glory in the birdsong, watch the whales cavort, become transfixed by the rhythm of the waves, smile at the little kids romping on the beach...and never even think of turning on the TV.


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                  • After a day in the sun and sand, kick back and take in the Maui sunset

                    After a day in the sun and sand, kick back and take in the Maui sunset

                  • Living room has seating for many and new flat-screen TV/DVD + ipod dock.

                    Living room has seating for many and new flat-screen TV/DVD + ipod dock.

                  • Breezy open kitchen and dining area are perfect for family mealtimes.

                    Breezy open kitchen and dining area are perfect for family mealtimes.

                  • Centrally-located desk with cable internet hook-up.  Wireless also available

                    Centrally-located desk with cable internet hook-up. Wireless also available

                  • Queen bed with Beautyrest mattress faces full-wall mirrored closet (not shown)

                    Queen bed with Beautyrest mattress faces full-wall mirrored closet (not shown)

                  • Newly renovated master bath has elegant shower, granite countertop vanity.

                    Newly renovated master bath has elegant shower, granite countertop vanity.

                  • Second bath also has granite counters, new tiled tub enclosure with glass door.

                    Second bath also has granite counters, new tiled tub enclosure with glass door.

                  • The lanai is spacious enough to accommodate a large group of family or friends

                    The lanai is spacious enough to accommodate a large group of family or friends

                  • The grounds are a tropical paradise with fragrant flowers and level lawns.

                    The grounds are a tropical paradise with fragrant flowers and level lawns.

                  • Safe and lifeguarded, beautiful Kamaole II beach is just in front of the complex

                    Safe and lifeguarded, beautiful Kamaole II beach is just in front of the complex

                  • Located at the Kamaole beaches, this complex is one of the most popular in Kihei

                    Located at the Kamaole beaches, this complex is one of the most popular in Kihei

                  • Newer queen sofabed has super-comfortable 6' mattress

                    Newer queen sofabed has super-comfortable 6' mattress

                  • Gleaming stainless fridge and 'flame-thrower' gas range will please the cook

                    Gleaming stainless fridge and 'flame-thrower' gas range will please the cook

                  • Dining area with new table and comfy chairs is open to kitchen and living area.

                    Dining area with new table and comfy chairs is open to kitchen and living area.

                  • Tropical greenery surrounds the bedrooms for privacy.

                    Tropical greenery surrounds the bedrooms for privacy.

                  • Comfortable twin beds also have newer mattresses and box springs

                    Comfortable twin beds also have newer mattresses and box springs

                  • The D Building is quiet, private, and has an incomparable Western  ocean view

                    The D Building is quiet, private, and has an incomparable Western ocean view

                  • Surrounded by lush greenery, the lanai is a perfect space to relax or entertain

                    Surrounded by lush greenery, the lanai is a perfect space to relax or entertain

                  • Upper pool at the south end of D Building also offers two commercial gas grills

                    Upper pool at the south end of D Building also offers two commercial gas grills

                  • White sand for castles, rocky points for snorkeling, right in front of the Akahi

                    White sand for castles, rocky points for snorkeling, right in front of the Akahi

                  VRBO #166769

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                  $159 - $235 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 4-10 nights
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