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Lovely Tropical Retreat! Spotless and Amazingly Well Equipped. from $595 a Week

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Living room with dining set and flat screen. Air conditioner in corner window.

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Last updated: 12/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Maui Vista condo description

E komo mai meke aloha kakou!

Here’s a little “talk story” about our condo in the Maui Vista. We hope it will give you an accurate picture of our Maui home and help you make the best decision for your vacation. But first, I need to say something about the new rate table. It's confusing. I was unable, even with lots of help from VRBO, to show rates the way we charge. It seems simple to me: we have high season and low season, and different rates for under a week, a week to 21 nights, and over 21 nights. But we can't show the way we charge with the new rate tables. Please write and ask us for a quote.

Now that I've got that little rant out of the way, here's information about our condo:

We recently had guests who split their Maui vacation between our condo and another in the Maui Vista complex. When our guests returned home, they wrote us to say that, even though the other unit had just been remodeled and everything was brand new, they wished that they had been able to spend their entire vacation in our unit. He wrote “There is something magical about your condo. We loved it! We were comfortable and relaxed and had everything we needed and then some. We will be back!”

That seems to sum it up pretty well.

This condo is a magical place. It has good vibes, I think because it seems to draw exceptionally wonderful guests who leave the imprint of their happy memories and love of the islands for everyone who follows.

We do take very good care of the condo and keep it updated. Here's what's new as of June 2014: we removed the popcorn ceiling - it looks so nice! We replaced the interior doors with raised six-panel ones and new hardware. We replaced the bedroom dresser and night stands (now we have night chests - more drawers for storage, helpful for guests who stay longer), and we bought a new living room air conditioner.

In addition to the June 2014 upgrades, in 2013 we added new tile flooring; a new vanity, vanity top, faucet, and towel bars; solid thermal pane windows that replaced the drafty louvered ones (and help keep the unit very quiet); and a new mattress, springs and bed (headboard and frame); and in 2012, replaced the carpet. We personally “visit” at least three times a year to restock and replace items that need replacing, clean the carpets and every little corner in the unit, touch up the paint, and organize cupboards and linens to our standards. (Some people think we are on vacation! Not so!)

As you can tell from the reviews, you will have every supply that we can think of; but I still need to tell you that the pillows are really good – and there are two down ones for those like me who use down pillows. You will also find an exceptionally clean condo; our managers send a re-inspector before each guest arrives to be certain that the housekeepers have done their usual outstanding job.

People do ask us why we keep our rates so reasonable. It's because we very much want you to have a wonderful vacation that doesn’t break your personal bank. We used to live on the mainland and struggled every vacation to find a balance between the money we spent and the value we received on our Maui vacations. We found that we were able to have a wonderful vacation and manage our resources if we prepared many of our own meals (we brought many of our own supplies and kitchen gadgets and consequently learned to supply this condo with those items) and stayed at condos where we didn’t have to pay $15 or $20 a night for parking. We became hooked on condo vacationing, especially in wonderful Kihei.

Other information you might want to know: We are located on the second floor of building one, unit 1225. It’s an end unit and consequently is a little larger than most one bedroom units and has air conditioners in the living room and the bedroom. We have both a hide-a-bed and a queen Aerobed, the two layer kind with a headboard. We have electronic locks, the combination of which is changed for each new guest. We don’t charge you a fee if you pay by credit card and we don’t charge a cleaning fee if you stay four nights or longer. We also don’t require that you purchase damage insurance because we have never had guests who have damaged the unit. The Maui Vista does not have a resort fee or a check in fee. We do have professional managers, Maui Condo and Home, 800-822-4409, available 24/7 to handle issues that you might have. (Hawaii law requires that we have an on-island representative and we live on the Big Island) Maui Condo also handles all financial transactions for us. They do charge a $40 booking fee to our guests.

Of course you have access to the pools, barbecues, and the tennis courts at the Maui Vista, and are just steps from Charlie Young Beach, one of the best beaches on the island. Just grab the beach chairs, the umbrella, beach towels and cooler and, in fewer than five minutes, you're on the beach!

Try us, you won’t be disappointed.

A hui hou,
Nancy and Stafford
Hawaii tax ID #40884910-01



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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 605 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Yes, there is an elevator

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

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

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Free long distance to US and Canada, free high speed internet; wireless router...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    One in living room; one in bedroom...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    No charge for our guests...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Elevator:

                    Yes, there is an elevator...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    No cost parking...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Lots of bath towels and beach towels....moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped, including a rice cooker and a blender....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Foil, Glad Wrap, napkins, paper towels, spices and herbs, coffee creamer, tea, sugar....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 45 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $100
                      $665 $2,700
                      Christmas Week
                      Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $770
                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $85
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Mangers Fee $40
                      • Tax Rate 13.42%

                      Notes:

                      Please contact us if you need a stay or two or three nights. We'll look at the possibilities together.

                      Optional travel insurance is available through our managers.

                      There is no cleaning fee for stays of four nights or longer.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/21/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About the owner: Aloha! We're Hawaii residents - we live in Keaau, Big Island, just south of Hilo Town. We moved here from the Seattle area (go Mariners!) a few years ago. Stafford is retired, or as retired as one can be when managing an acre of yard, fruit trees, and pineapples in Hawaii. Nancy works part time on a suicide prevention grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii and occasionally teaches professional development classes (It feels like more than occasionally lately!). We love Maui, it's our favorite vacation spot. We bought this condo to enjoy ourselves and to share with friends, ohana, and you.

                      Why the Owner Chose Maui Vista:
                      We bought at the Vista because we love sunny Kihei, the grounds are beautiful, the cost to buy and consequently to rent to you was reasonable, and the beaches are oh so close. We are lucky to have an excellent AOAO manager, security is very good (and very quiet at night), and there's plenty of free parking.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      Unique benefits? We are welcoming you into our home and provide for your comfort with this in mind. You will be comfortable and feel like you are coming home at the end of your glorious Maui day.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Living room with dining set and flat screen.  Air conditioner in corner window.

                        Living room with dining set and flat screen. Air conditioner in corner window.

                      • Sofa

                        Sofa

                      • Dining table and kitchen.

                        Dining table and kitchen.

                      • Hall to bathroom, bedroom, and outside door.  New tile floor, August 2013.

                        Hall to bathroom, bedroom, and outside door. New tile floor, August 2013.

                      • Tub/shower.

                        Tub/shower.

                      • Dresser with DVD/VHS player and small TV.

                        Dresser with DVD/VHS player and small TV.

                      • View from outside of the bedroom.  New doors!

                        View from outside of the bedroom. New doors!

                      • Always lots of supplies.

                        Always lots of supplies.

                      • Dishes

                        Dishes

                      • Lanai - just a peek at the ocean.

                        Lanai - just a peek at the ocean.

                      • The deck from outside.

                        The deck from outside.

                      • Pool one (of three)

                        Pool one (of three)

                      • Living room with stereo on the table toward the lanai.

                        Living room with stereo on the table toward the lanai.

                      • Dining table

                        Dining table

                      • Kitchen with granite counters.

                        Kitchen with granite counters.

                      • Bathroom vanity.

                        Bathroom vanity.

                      • Bedroom with new (June 2014) furniture.

                        Bedroom with new (June 2014) furniture.

                      • Another view of the bedroom.

                        Another view of the bedroom.

                      • Beach towels, beach chairs,  shopping bags and beach bags, cooler, umbrella.

                        Beach towels, beach chairs, shopping bags and beach bags, cooler, umbrella.

                      • Spices and herbs (no, that's not yogurt, it's brown sugar!)

                        Spices and herbs (no, that's not yogurt, it's brown sugar!)

                      • Glasses

                        Glasses

                      • A closer look.

                        A closer look.

                      • Barbecue grills, two for each building (we have utensils)

                        Barbecue grills, two for each building (we have utensils)

                      • Charley Young Beach. Fewer than five minutes of walking from the condo.

                        Charley Young Beach. Fewer than five minutes of walking from the condo.

                      VRBO #212558

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

                      $85 - $100 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 12/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 12/21/2014
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