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Owner-Managed Luxury and Care Are Your Passport to an Oceanfront Maui Paradise

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Hale Kai O'Kihei -- right on the beach, steps to sand and surf -- awaits you!

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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hale Kai O Kihei condo description

Thank you so much for considering Hawaii, Maui, and Hale Kai O’Kihei for your vacation. With so many wonderful and exotic holiday destinations to choose from, the Internet bringing access to them right to your home, and vacation time and dollars so precious, we appreciate you taking the time to visit our site.

We've just finished the upgrade to our 203 kitchen, and we think you'll like the results. Complimenting the Kenmore 'Elite' appliances, is a an elegant new granite countertop in 'Tropic Brown', a lustrous backsplash in imported 2' x 4' glass-mosaic tiles, and a gorgeous Blanco double sink in stainless. We've moved to Grohe for the faucet, as theirs are the most reliable and aesthetically pleasing fixtures available. Under-cabinet lighting controlled by Lutron dimmable switches allows you to set the mood with soft lighting. And now, a 25 cu. ft. counter-depth Kenmore 'Elite' refrigerator in stainless, with door-based ice and water dispenser rounds out one of the most spectacular kitchens available at Hale Kai O'Kihei.

In finishing, furnishing, and maintaining our apartments 203 and 208 (www.vrbo.com/357582), we started from a simple premise: what do we like about where we stay when we’re on holiday? Whether we’re doing a home exchange, staying in a reciprocal private club in another city, or in an apartment or condo booked through VRBO, we want a place that speaks to intimacy and individuality.

We don’t like cold, impersonal, one-size-fits-all experiences, where the bare minimum is what’s provided. We want to stay in places where our needs are important, where our time spent travelling to the destination and the cost of getting there is understood and appreciated. We want to stay in homes and apartments where the human touch of the owner abounds — where the owner’s attention to detail and focus on our experience are always top of mind.

It’s all about passion. Your experience with us needs to be exceptional. From the moment you walk in the door, we want you to experience an ocean-front home away from home that is warm and welcoming. Perhaps it’s the colours, the cleanliness, or the carefully selected artwork. Maybe it’s the fresh flowers and wine, or the L'Occitane en Provence toiletries. Or perhaps its one of the dozens of other little touches — like the beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel gear, binoculars — that make arriving and getting started on your time off and time away just that much quicker and easier.

We spend a great deal of time listening to our guests and tailoring our efforts to their needs. The personal touch infuses all that we do, and that passion is fuelled each time a guest returns, or recommends our apartments 203 or 208 to family members and friends.

Again, thank you for choosing Hawaii and Maui, and for considering our apartment 203 at Hale Kai O’Kihei. We’d like you to stay with us, and experience our efforts to make your stay exceptional and to keep you coming back, whenever work schedules, family commitments, or the need to ‘just get away’ allow.

Now, information about what awaits you at Hale Kai O’Kihei and apartment 203 . . . .


Whether you are staying in our Unit #203 or #208, Hale Kai O’Kihei offers the Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of. Relaxing in Unit #203 on the second floor of this beautiful Kihei beachfront property, you will feel a world away from the stress and pressures of hectic Mainland life. Hale Kai O’Kihei, with only three levels and just over 50 units, offers the best in boutique accommodation and oceanfront experience — privacy and calm amid the sight, sound, and feel of gently breaking waves, swaying palm trees, and soothing ocean breezes.

Enjoy the ocean view from your private lanai. Swim off our beach in the warm, impossibly blue Pacific. Relax in the pool as you look across the lawn at the island of Lanai, framed between swaying palms. Sit on the golden-sand beach watching the sailboats and whales pass by. Or just savour another stunningly perfect Maui sunset from your special spot under a palm tree of your choosing . . . do all this and more knowing you are just minutes away from all the conveniences of Kihei, in one of the most beautiful units Hale Kai O’Kihei has to offer.

Located on a quiet residential street off busy South Kihei Road, Hale Kai O’Kihei affords guests one of the best oceanfront experiences in Maui, with the ease of grocery shopping including Times Supermarket (formerly Star Market), Longs Drugs, banks, restaurants and other shops and services a mere three-minute walk from our door.

Our one-bedroom, fully remodeled second-floor oasis will be your ‘home away from home’ with all the amenities you will need for the Maui vacation you’ve dreamt of. Kihei, located on the sunny, southern shore of Maui, is only 20 minutes from the airport in Kahului.

Have you checked out the calendar only to find that unit #203 isn't available for the period you'd like to visit? Don't worry! Just have a look at our listing for HKOK 208 at www.VRBO.com/357582 and check the calendar for availability -- these are two of the nicest units in HKOK, and each offers you the Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of!

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

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

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • There is a queen-size bed in the bedroom. In the living room, there is a queen-size pull-out sofa bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Thick thirsty Hotel Collection towels, Kohler and American Standard appointments, rainforest shower head and full bath, and Lutron-dimmed lighting make for a spa-like experience. Various supplies -- and a hair dryer -- make for an easy settle in....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Advanced Lutron lighting switches control overhead lights in the bathroom and hallway, and under-counter lights in the kitchen, allowing you to set the light level to create the right mood -- set the preferred low-light level, and with one tap, soft lights come to life for a romantic, spa-like atmosphere; with two taps, full brightness. Casablanca 'Panama' fans with dark cherry blades evoke South Seas thoughts, while gently caressing with cool air. Bedside and table lamps selected from the bamboo and tropical 'Cabana Joe' collection are the perfect complement to the tropical decor. Outside, a lovely beachfront lawn, dotted with palm trees links you to the beach and blue waters beyond. When you want a break from the sun, but want to stay close to the water's edge, you can move your supplied beach and lounge chairs under the shade of rustling palms to read and relax, with the waves, whales, and horizon always in sight, and the beach just steps away....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player:

                Philips DVD player with remote....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Thirty-one (31) full-length CDs are provided providing a good selection of Hawaiian and tropical music experiences....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Full cable....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Panasonic CD stereo system with remote. There is an auxiliary cable to connect iPod/iPhones to the Panasonic CD/Stereo system....moreless

              • Television:

                New 24' Sharp flat screen, with remote....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Luaus
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Beachfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Just off the kitchen is the dining room table which seats four; if you're like us, though, you'll be dining on the lanai, taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean and the palms!...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Brand new Kenmore unit, with remote, located at the base of the jalousie window facing the lanai....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Four dryers are accessible in the first-floor breezeway (in the middle of the building), and can be used from 8:00 am to last-load start at 7:30 pm. Cost per load is $1.75, with change available through dollar-bill changer, from Resident Manager, or at Customer Service desk at Times Supermarket, one block away....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free long distance to Canada and the US (except Guam and US territories)....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Linens are 500 thread count....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    The open-concept kitchen makes for a similarly open-style living room that feels cool, exotic, and spacious yet intimate at the same time. ...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Off-street parking is free in our parking area at the front of the building at Uluniu Road. Spaces are not reserved, so you may park where convenient to you....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Towels are high-quality Hotel Collection, in thick and thirsty cotton. Extra-large beach towels are located in linen closet in bathroom....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Three washers are accessible in the first-floor breezeway (in the middle of the building), and can be used from 8:00 am to last-load start at 7:30 pm. Cost per load is $1.25, with change available through dollar-bill changer, from Resident Manager, or at Customer Service desk at Times Supermarket, one block away....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    We've added our own in-unit WiFi for our guests' exclusive use at no charge. The building also offers free WiFi, but its reliability makes it less suitable for guests requiring assured access....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Cuisinart 'Brew Central' 12-cup programmable with auto-off coffeemaker....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All cookware is new, quality brands from Macy's, including Cuisinart, Martha Stewart, etc....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Dishware and cutlery are new, top-quality brands from Macy's, including Sophie Conran, Vera Wang, Oneida, Good Grip, etc....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Kenmore 'Elite' 24'' Built-In Dishwasher w/ 360° PowerWash™ Technology. A whisper-quiet Kenmore 'Elite' model that you'll never know is on!...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    A lovely, open kitchen, featuring top-end Kenmore 'Elite' glass-top range, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher, all finished in stainless steel....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Kenmore 'Advantium' over-the-range microwave with scrolling prompts, light dimmer....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Oster blender....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Kenmore 'Elite' counter-depth refrigerator providing filtered water and ice through door....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Kenmore 'Elite' glass-top range....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    A dimmer switch for overhead lanai lighting (located by the TV/stereo stand) helps set the mood, as does a decorative hurricane lamp for use on the lanai table....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Approximately 30 chaise lounges are available for use on the patio, or on the lawn....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Our tiled lanai features a table for dining and three wicker chairs. As well, there is a wicker love seat for after-dinner relaxing. Decorative works by local artists hang at each end of the lanai....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    A lovely lawn -- part of a great Kihei greenbelt running parallel to the ocean -- is all that you need navigate to access the beach and the warm waters beyond....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Barbecues are located at each end of the building....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Beach towels, chairs and umbrellas, a soft-side cooler, two body boards, and snorkel gear for two are supplied....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Pool hours are 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Access is by key, of which two are supplied in the unit....moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer 2014
                      Apr 22 - Dec 17, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,050

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter 2014
                      Dec 18 - Apr 21, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,750

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      Summer 2015
                      Apr 22 - Dec 17, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,050

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter 2015
                      Dec 18 - Apr 21, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,750

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,050

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Cleaning fee $125 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 13.42%

                      Notes:

                      Seven-night minimum stay. Rates are based on two people; for each additional guest, please add $15 per night.

                      Our Summer rate (Apr. 22, 2014 - Dec. 17, 2014) is $150/nt. Our Winter rate (Dec. 18, 2014 - Apr. 21, 2015) is $250/nt. Cleaning fee is $125. Rates subject to 13.42 HI State Tax (HI Tax #W87097056-01).

                      Returning guests and those staying 28 nights or more receive a 10% discount.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Location

                      A gently sloping sandy beach leads to rewarding swimming and snorkeling at Hale Kai O'Kihei (two snorkel sets are located in the bedroom closet), with low-tide opportunities to walk along the edge of the reef and experience small, beautiful aquatic life.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: We're like many of the guests we've met at Hale Kai O’Kihei over the years -- we've got demanding jobs, and put a lot of effort into our work. So there are times when we just want to get away from the stress for a few days, and get to a place where living is just easier, the demands less. That philosophy spilled over to our renovation and redecoration of our home in Hale Kai O’Kihei. We considered our 'perfect' Maui home with great care, then worked long hours in two visits over in the summer of 2008, and in many visits since, to make the plan real. Working with good trades, and creative suppliers, we've built the kind of unit we always wanted to stay in: top-end appliances, thoughtful colours and finishings, rich linens and deep thirsty towels, locally sourced vintage Hawaiian artwork, and all the details -- from snorkels, fins, and masks right down to tropical CDs -- that make coming to our place, and leaving it, the hardest things about visiting Hale Kai O’Kihei. When we visit our home at Hale Kai O’Kihei, we feel that we're settling in to the Hawaii we always dreamed of. We hope that's your experience, too!

                      Why the Owner Chose Hale Kai O Kihei:
                      We'd been visiting Hale Kai O’Kihei since 1997. We knew after our first visit that, simply, the place just worked. The perfect tonic to hectic life. It was the break we needed, the sound of the surf we'd longed for, and the sight of that wonderful, gorgeous blue Pacific that we'd dreamed of. Right from our own balcony, or lanai. And when that wasn't enough, a few steps across the lawn, through the palm trees to the beach, and that Hawaiian beachfront walk that helped put life into context, and tease out the solutions to whatever challenges there were. In 2008, it seemed like to the right time to buy -- the time to find if all the things we'd said needed to happen before we bought were just excuses, or in fact, conditions. Well, they were conditions! And with them met, we were ready to buy at Hale Kai O' Kihei. It's great that shopping and other services are only a short block or two away, but for us, that's not the real draw; it's the fact that once we get in the door, and put our groceries in the refrigerator, we're set for the rest of our stay. Sure, we go out to other beaches, and there are restaurants to revisit and new ones to explore, but through the many visits we've made since we purchased and remodeled, we've come to realize that our Maui home, decorated in the style it is, and set up the way it is, offers a remarkable Hawaiian experience, all day long -- from sunup to sunset -- and truth be told, beyond, as sitting on the edge of the beach with a glass of wine, long after the sun has disappeared behind Lanai, is a star-gazer's paradise, too.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      We love walking the beach first thing in the morning, before the sun peeks out over the edge of Haleakala, when ours are the first footprints in the sand. We love the way that in the mid-morning, the water just off the shore is dead calm, and is as many shades of blue, blue-green, and turquoise you can count. We love watching the horizon out past the shallows, where the water turns a deep, alluring blue, when the breaching Humpbacks send plumes of bright white spray into the air. We love midday when beach walkers and sun bathers take a break from the waves and the sun, seeking shade and sustenance, and a quiet falls over Hale Kai O’Kihei. We love the mid-afternoon awakening when the wind picks up, the waves are more playful, drawing windsurfers and kite surfers to the shore and the challenges beyond. We love the late afternoon, when the sun accelerates its race for the far side of Lanai and the lawn is a velvety canvas of yellows and greens, set against the dark slope of West Maui to the north, and a still-clear sky speaks to the promise of stars and far-away dreams to follow. We love when the sun finally winks out behind Lanai, and those who have assembled on the lawn and beach to watch its farewell hug, kiss, or squeeze hands, in that knowing gesture which acknowledges that this one moment, this one sunset, experienced together, was what called them to Maui, and which they will use, in the years ahead, as the touchstone to remember their trip here, and why it was so special. And then we love when darkness falls, and the two of us head down to the beach, lie back in the sand, and take in the enormity of the clarity and depth of the wondrous night sky.


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                      Photos

                      • Hale Kai O'Kihei -- right on the beach, steps to sand and surf -- awaits you!

                        Hale Kai O'Kihei -- right on the beach, steps to sand and surf -- awaits you!

                      • Awaken in your tropical bedroom to the sounds of the surf and swaying palms.

                        Awaken in your tropical bedroom to the sounds of the surf and swaying palms.

                      • The morning view off your lanai; the lawn, the palms, and the blue Pacific.

                        The morning view off your lanai; the lawn, the palms, and the blue Pacific.

                      • . . . or maybe outdoor, ocean-view cooking amidst the palms on one of two BBQs.

                        . . . or maybe outdoor, ocean-view cooking amidst the palms on one of two BBQs.

                      • Rainfall showerhead and thick thirsty towels a comfy mix after swim and sun.

                        Rainfall showerhead and thick thirsty towels a comfy mix after swim and sun.

                      • As sunset approaches, people are drawn to the beach in quiet contemplation.

                        As sunset approaches, people are drawn to the beach in quiet contemplation.

                      • Settle in to your elegant, tropical living room in time for the gorgeous sunset.

                        Settle in to your elegant, tropical living room in time for the gorgeous sunset.

                      • Watch the sunset from the lanai, or from the soothing warm South Pacific waters?

                        Watch the sunset from the lanai, or from the soothing warm South Pacific waters?

                      • Top-end appliances, supplies make for a quick return to the lanai and relaxing

                        Top-end appliances, supplies make for a quick return to the lanai and relaxing

                      • Elegant, private lanai affords quiet and calm as your Maui day winds down . . .

                        Elegant, private lanai affords quiet and calm as your Maui day winds down . . .

                      • And now it's just you, the fading light of day, and your thoughts of tomorrow.

                        And now it's just you, the fading light of day, and your thoughts of tomorrow.

                      • Experience unforgettable Maui from your beachfront home! It's all here for you.

                        Experience unforgettable Maui from your beachfront home! It's all here for you.

                      • The sun's rise over Haleakala chases clouds away and begins a perfect Maui day.

                        The sun's rise over Haleakala chases clouds away and begins a perfect Maui day.

                      • Early morning coffee on your lanai, right on the beach, the day yours to fill.

                        Early morning coffee on your lanai, right on the beach, the day yours to fill.

                      • Kitchen upgrade adds granite, glass tiles, Grohe, and Blanco to Kenmore Elite

                        Kitchen upgrade adds granite, glass tiles, Grohe, and Blanco to Kenmore Elite

                      • Swim in the ocean, your pool, or the Olympic-size pool up Lipoa Street . . .

                        Swim in the ocean, your pool, or the Olympic-size pool up Lipoa Street . . .

                      • Late afternoon, as if the sea protests the sun's imminent departure . . .

                        Late afternoon, as if the sea protests the sun's imminent departure . . .

                      • From sunrise to sunset, the colors, sounds, and sights are constantly changing.

                        From sunrise to sunset, the colors, sounds, and sights are constantly changing.

                      • Gentle waves and shallow water and an easy, peaceful beachfront experience.

                        Gentle waves and shallow water and an easy, peaceful beachfront experience.

                      • The sun embraces the promise of what lies beyond the far side of Lanai . . .

                        The sun embraces the promise of what lies beyond the far side of Lanai . . .

                      • Each sunset majestic, unique, with meaning and significance all your own.

                        Each sunset majestic, unique, with meaning and significance all your own.

                      • Evening's arrival finds you experiencing a quieter, romantic Maui on your lanai.

                        Evening's arrival finds you experiencing a quieter, romantic Maui on your lanai.

                      • Maui transformed under deep blue Hawaiian night skies. A midnight swim, perhaps?

                        Maui transformed under deep blue Hawaiian night skies. A midnight swim, perhaps?

                      • Maui and Hale Kai O' Kihei offer the Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of. . . .

                        Maui and Hale Kai O' Kihei offer the Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of. . . .

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