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Comfy, Clean Condo Steps from the Beach - Recenty Remodeled

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Yes, I took this myself - snorkeling just south of the condo!

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Kihei Bay Vista condo description

Thank you for taking the time to check out my vacation rental offering! I chose this condo because of its comfortable size in a quiet community. The location is perfect if your vacation involves beach time plus sightseeing.

The unit is one bedroom and will has a new queen sleeper sofa in the living room, accommodating up to four people. There is an oversized lounge chair and ottoman, matching tables and updated lighting, and a new flat screen TV and DVD player in case you are worn out from you day on the beach and want to relax and watch a movie. The dining area has a new table and chairs that match the living room decor. The unit has clean, fresh tile in the living, dining, and lanai areas and comfy carpet in the bedroom. The tropical decor reflects the laid-back Maui lifestyle while at the same time is stylish and current.

The kitchen features granite counter-tops and all new appliances. It is fully equipped with everything from coffee maker to barbecue tools to wine glasses, and a supply of basic spices is in the cabinet in case you decide to do some cooking. All of the small appliances are new.

The bedroom is being designed to have a very soft, restful ambiance, with new bedroom furnishings and lighting. There is a flat screen TV in the bedroom, and a spacious walk-in closet so there is plenty of room in which to make yourself at home.

The unit stays comfortable thanks to its location and orientation - you will get lots of wonderful ocean breezes. But, in case it gets a bit warm, there is air-conditioning in the living room and ceiling fans throughout the unit. There is also a portable fan that I use to help circulate air conditioned air to the bedroom on those few days a year when the trade winds die down and it is a bit warmer than I like. One of the great things about Maui...even on the warmest of days, the cool breezy evenings are wonderfully comfortable.

One of my favorite parts of the condo is the Lanai. It is nice and spacious, and is oriented so that it looks out over the complex's putting green and gardens. From the Lanai, you are about 200 feet from Kihei Road, which is a relatively quiet two-lane road at this end of town. Just beyond the road is Kalepoleo Beach Park - there are fair number of trees in the park, but on one side you look out across an stretch of sand to the ocean. The West Maui Mountain is the backdrop for the section of Ma'alaea Bay.

You will also find plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable and easy, including beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards, beach towels, free calls to US and Canada, WiFi, and digital cable. You can also take advantage of the lending library...take a book to read if you need one, leave ones you have finished for the next guest. And there is a Blockbuster just up the road if you want to check out some DVDs.

Kihei Bay Vista is a gem of a complex - quiet and comfortable, beautifully maintained, and centrally located. There are only 60 units in the complex which allows for a peaceful ambiance. This unit is in an ideal spot within the community...not too close to Kihei Road (I don't like road noise that may come being closer to the road!), but still with a bit of ocean view. The unit's first floor location keeps the unit comfortable if you prefer to fresh air to air-conditioning. It is also close to the roomy pool, hot tub, and barbecue areas, but not right over them, so it stays quiet. The pool area offers plenty of seating, including a covered seating area where you can relax after a tough day at the beach! I have been told the pool is heated to keep it comfortable for swimming in the winter months. Parking is plentiful, and access to the unit is easy, with just a few stairs up to the door.

I try to do a little bit to enhance the unit each time I visit - November, 2013, plans include new lighting and a few other updates in the bathroom, new ceiling fans, and a few other touches. In the interest of full disclosure - I have not yet remodeled the bathroom, so it still has an old-style shower insert and glass doors and the original cabinetry...but plans are in the works!

My unit is professionally managed by a company that is located just blocks away from the complex should any issues arise during your stay. But, if you want to reach out to me personally with any questions you may have, please feel free to do so by emailing me.

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 630 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking not permitted in unit, on Lanai or on Common Grounds. Smoking area located behind unit across parking area....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The pool is great for kids and the sofa bed would be comfortable for children. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry, no pets permitted in the complex other than service animals....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

            High quality bed; somewhat soft mattress....moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

            Special fitted sofa bed sheets; 5' mattress....moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) Extra comfortable with brand new bedding and extra pillows., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Brand new queen sleeper sofa with mattress pad and specially fitted linens. Amazingly soft fabric on the sofa! Oversized walk-in closet; drawer available in living room entertainment unit for storage if using sofabed. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Door separates sink area from commode and shower....moreless

          • Bathroom (1) has separate private area so sinks are available if someone else is in shower. Good sized counter top, blow dryer provided. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            I try to keep supply of spices on hand; there may also be olive oil or other items on hand if I have been in town recently or prior renters have added to the stash. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Well equipped kitchen including barbeque utensils, coffee maker an other small appliances, and plenty of cooking and serving equipment....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New, full size fridge. No ice maker - no where to run water line! Ice trays provided or bag ice available at Safeway....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Granite countertops, all new appliances, all new cabinetry....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            New drip coffee maker. Starter supply of coffee provided....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes for 8, plenty of glasses and serving dishes. ...moreless

          • Microwave:

            New Built in microwave....moreless

          • Oven:

            New electric oven....moreless

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Seating for 4, entertainment cabinet and TV, stereo/CD player, large covered lanai attached to living room extends living space. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Separate full size washing machine (not stacking machine) in utility closet. Older model, but still works great....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Luxurious high microfiber Sharper Image linens; specially sized Sleeper Sofa linens for living room. ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Separate full size dryer (not stacking machine) in utility closet. Older model, but still works fine....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels and beach towels provided. Lots of towels available! ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Air conditioning in living room, ceiling fans throughout....moreless

          • Parking:

            Plenty of parking available in condo lot....moreless

          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Other items provided are coolers for beach or picnics, beach chairs, and binoculars for whale watching. On site manager keeps the property beautifully maintained. Exterior of buildings repainted in 2012. Electronic keyless entry. New sofa, chairs, dining room furniture, whole new kitchen. New carpeting in bedroom; new tiled floor in kitchen, living room, entry, hallway and lanai. Only room not remodeled (hoping to tackle it next year) is the bathroom, which features separate shower/commode room. Combo bathtub/shower with sliding shower doors. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) Digital cable with over 200 channels of programming in living room. Basic cable with about 70 channels in bedroom....moreless

              • Video Library:

                VCR is stored in the entertainment center and can be connected to TV if desired; DVDs avail for rent nearby....moreless

              • Books:

                Small stash of books in bedroom closet - take one, leave one....moreless

              • Television:

                (2) New flat screen TVs in both living room and bedroom....moreless

              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Shared Hot Tub

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                Unlimited long distance to the U.S., Canada, other islands, and the US Territories....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wi-Fi included; see Welcome book for log in information....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Shaded seating available at pool. Pool can be heated in cooler winter months....moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Large lanai for dining or relaxing with a bit of ocean view. Bistro table. Storage for beach chairs. ...moreless

              • Golf:

                Small putting green on site. Several golf courses within 10 minute drive. ...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Overlooks garden and putting green. Putter and balls in bedroom closet. ...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Boogie boards and some miscellaneous other items (flippers, etc). ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Two large gas grills a few steps from front door. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Ocean View:

                Mostly a garden view with a trees framing a view into Ma'alaea Bay from the Lanai. Across the street from a beach park....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                The West Maui Mountain is across Maalaea Bay, and makes a pretty backdrop to the bay itself. ...moreless

              • Beach View:

                Just a peak of the white sand beach at Kaleopolepo Park and Sugar Beach. ...moreless

              Activities

              • Arboretum
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Basketball Court
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surf Fishing
              • Water Skiing
              • Fitness Center
              • Parasailing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Kayaking
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Whale Watching
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Ruins
              • Miniature Golf
              • Boating
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Luaus
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Base Rate
              4 night min stay
              $130
              $770 $2,700
              High Season - whale watching
              Dec 15 - Apr 14
              4 night min stay
              $165
              $1,015 $3,900
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Additional Fees and Taxes:

              Nightly rate does not include 13.42% state required accommodations taxes.

              All reservations will also require a $40 reservation fee and $25 accidental damage waiver fee charged by the management company.

              A $90 cleaning fee will be required for stays less than 4 nights during off-peak and less than 14 nights during peak season.


              Notes:

              Cancellations: $150 fee if canceled 30+ days before rental; under 30 days, no refund unless unit is re-booked; amount is pro-rata. Tax lic. GET#W88564955-01. Please visit MauiCondo.com & see all up to date Terms and Conditions including optional travel insurance; management company and state-required fees may change from time to time and most correct information will be on MauiCondo.com.

              A three-night deposit is required within seven (7) days (or 48 hours for last minute reservations) of booking to confirm a reservation. Full prepayment is due thirty (30) days prior to arrival or sixty (60) days prior to arrival for peak season reservations.


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              Location

              • Stella Blues Cafe

                "I almost always go to Stella Blues on the day arrive on-island - after the long flight, secu..."

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              • Eskimo Candy Incorporated

                "Food is expensive in Maui (think home plus 20% for many items!). So grilling at the condo i..."

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              • Pacific Whale Foundation

                "If you are in Maui from December to May, whale watching trips are offered by a plethora of o..."

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              • DT Fleming Beach Park

                "If you are looking for a beach with gentle waves where the kids can safely play with little ..."

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              • Honolua Bay

                "Why pay $40 per person to go snorkeling off a boat when you can do it for free and at your o..."

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              • Boss Frog's Dive & Surf

                "Don't have your own snorkeling equipment? Rent it inexpensively at Boss Frog's. They also ..."

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              • Kamaole Beach II

                "Some days, I don't want to go sight seeing or on an adventure...I just want to have an easy ..."

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              10.3 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Kahului Airport
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Pi'ilani Highway
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Sugar Beach
              0.9 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill
              2.25 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Elleair Maui Golf Course
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Isana Restaurant (Sushi)

              Car: Recommended

              The complex is located on the north end of Kihei town right at the start of a beautiful 5-mile stretch of white sand, which is perfect for strolling along the beach. It is a quiet area - outside of the hustle and bustle in the center of Kihei, but just a few blocks from lots of restaurants, shopping and flea/craft markets. Also close by is the Maui Ocean Center, public tennis courts, a variety of golf courses, the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and two marinas from which you can take boating, snorkeling or fishing excursions. The area of ocean just across the road is a popular kite boarding and wind surfing destination as well.

              Kihei town has been a center for island visitors for longer than other areas largely because of its central location. Sightseeing at Haleakala Crater and Upcountry, getting to the Road to Hana, visiting central Maui attractions like Wailuku town or Maui Plantation, even driving north to Lahaina and the West Maui Mountain drive is easy from Kihei. Its just 20 minutes from the airport. You can also spend the day on the beach directly across Kihei road, or hop in the car to quickly get to any number of the famous beaches on the island.

              Many visitors have left comments in my Guest Book about the condo and the things they enjoyed in Maui, so I have added them in the review section...please be sure to read the reviews section to find out what others are saying about my condo, Kihei, and Maui!

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About: My name is Ellen, and I live in land-locked Colorado...I fell in love with Hawaii on my first visit about 15 years ago, and try to visit as often as I can. I would love nothing more than to split my time between Colorado and Hawaii, but alas, that will have to wait until I can retire...now planned for February, 2014! I work for a major financial institution as a project manager, and while I enjoy my work, I enjoy my playing even more! In the meantime, I plan to visit as often as I can. I have spent a fair amount of time in Maui and played tour-guide to friends more than once. I know the island well and am happy to share suggestions on activities, places to see, dining, etc., with my guests. I have also been to all the other visitable islands if you are considering island-hopping. Please be sure to check out the Welcome Book in the unit, which includes some suggestions for excursions, close-by restaurants, and other information you may find helpful during your stay. If you would like to discuss the unit with me personally, my number is included in the contact information or you can email me at iamenu@comcast.net.

              Why Kihei Bay Vista:
              When I decided to buy in Maui, I knew right away that Kihei was where I wanted to be...the location can't be beat. I looked at the resorts to the north and south, and decided the fun, funky Kihei area was more to my liking. I enjoy sightseeing all over the island and like to spend days on different beaches, so the great location of Kihei Bay Vista was a real plus. The complex is lovely, the proximity to Sugar Beach is awesome for my long walks, and the pool is a great place to relax after a day of running around or playing in the waves. The boutique feel of Kihei Bay Vista offers everything from a romantic get away to a safe and fun spot for the kids. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

              The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
              When I was trying to pick out my vacation home, one requirement was to have a least a little ocean view, which is hard to find in Maui without breaking the bank! So I just love the lanai. I also like the spacious feel of the condo and location in the complex. I looked at the units with slightly better views, but they were too close to the road for my liking, so this one was just perfect. It has easy access because its on the first floor (no lugging suitcases up a loooong flight of steps!). Although on the ground floor, the unit is raised a bit, and since it is a few feet off the ground, on the bottom floor, and the oriented in toward the beach it gets wonderful ocean breezes - the unit stays comfortable and always cools off at night. Just perfect!


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              Photos

              • Yes, I took this myself - snorkeling just south of the condo!

                Yes, I took this myself - snorkeling just south of the condo!

              • Newly redecorated bedroom, comfortable and well lit. Includes Ipod docking clock

                Newly redecorated bedroom, comfortable and well lit. Includes Ipod docking clock

              • Comfortable dining area-peak at the kitchen (taken before countertop install)

                Comfortable dining area-peak at the kitchen (taken before countertop install)

              • Galley Kitchen = new appliances, granite countertops, well equipped.

                Galley Kitchen = new appliances, granite countertops, well equipped.

              • Entertainment center, seating.

                Entertainment center, seating.

              • Sofa, bistro set on lanai in background.

                Sofa, bistro set on lanai in background.

              • New bedroom furnishings, including flatscreen TV.

                New bedroom furnishings, including flatscreen TV.

              • View from lanai showing beach park, nice bit of ocean view, West Maui Mountain.

                View from lanai showing beach park, nice bit of ocean view, West Maui Mountain.

              • The grill area - two large, well maintained grills and seating.

                The grill area - two large, well maintained grills and seating.

              • The putting green from in front of the unit- putter and balls are in the closet.

                The putting green from in front of the unit- putter and balls are in the closet.

              • The complex with a view of my condo from S. Kihei Road.

                The complex with a view of my condo from S. Kihei Road.

              • Kihei Bay Vista and the beach.

                Kihei Bay Vista and the beach.

              • New comfy sofa bed and living room furniture, new flooring and area rug.

                New comfy sofa bed and living room furniture, new flooring and area rug.

              • Ultra comfy seating, new flat screen TV and DVD player. Nice and bright!

                Ultra comfy seating, new flat screen TV and DVD player. Nice and bright!

              • New kitchen, washer/dryer closet, entryway.

                New kitchen, washer/dryer closet, entryway.

              • Passthrough counter to dining area; new sink, dishwasher.

                Passthrough counter to dining area; new sink, dishwasher.

              • Bedroom has lots of storage plus walk in closet.

                Bedroom has lots of storage plus walk in closet.

              • My unit ...just a few steps up. Complex was just recently re-painted.

                My unit ...just a few steps up. Complex was just recently re-painted.

              • Beach across S. Kihei road - ocean is less than 500 feet from the front door!

                Beach across S. Kihei road - ocean is less than 500 feet from the front door!

              • Nice sized pool with jacuzzi, can be heated in winter. Lots of seating.

                Nice sized pool with jacuzzi, can be heated in winter. Lots of seating.

              • The complex from the beach across the road.

                The complex from the beach across the road.

              • Roomy unit is 755sf including Lanai - layout is mirror image of this floorplan.

                Roomy unit is 755sf including Lanai - layout is mirror image of this floorplan.

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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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