Only $139/Night! Jacuzzi, a/C, Ocean View, World Class Beach! Free Wifi & Phone!
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- Minimum stay:3-6 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Maui Vista condo description
Come share our dream home!
This condo is not an investment property, we live in this condo part time. We chose this condo for its location right across from Charley Young Beach (next to Kama'ole 1), our favorite Maui beach. Our condo has an ocean view from our lanai, living room and kitchen. Charley Young Beach is directly across the street.
Our condo (#1402) is on the top (4th) floor in building #1 and is one of the biggest and nicest units in the Maui Vista complex. Since it's in the first building, it provides the best ocean and pool view in the complex, as well as plenty of privacy since the condo is located near the endcap. Enjoy the sunset from the Lanai balcony before you take a soak in our romantic Jacuzzi tub. The condo is air conditioned, has all the usual amenities, PLUS free Internet, free Hawaii, mainland and Canadian phone calls and more (see details), including a new flat panel TV, xBox, iPod docking station, Keurig coffee maker, as well as a new queen sleeper couch, new bar-height lanai furniture and a zero gravity lounge chair!
We chose a Kihei location because Kihei gets more sun than most of Maui (some parts of Maui can be quite wet!). Kihei is also cetrally located, making it easy to take a quick trip to Lahaina (west side) or the North shore (which is great for sports... one of the reasons we are on Maui). Kahului (where the airport is) is only 15-20 minutes away. This is also where you would start your trip to Hana if you want to explore the wilder east side of the island. Or of course, just stay in Kihei and enjoy all its amenities. Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, golf courses, and more, are all within walking distance. And the beach is directly across the street - only a 2 minute walk away!
We believe being fully booked is more important than maximizing our rates, so our rates are priced slightly lower than other condos of the same caliber. We have a lot of repeat guests who absolutely love our condo - just read our reviews! :)
- On floor 4
- 850 sq. ft.
- 4 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Child's Highchair
- Dishes & Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Living Room seats 4
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Music Library:
- Video Games:
Pool & Spa
- Water Sports Gear:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Car Not Necessary
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Whitewater Rafting
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Recreation Center
- Duty Free Shops
- Botanical Garden
- Miniature Golf
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Whale Watching
- Bird Watching
- Maui is one of the best locations for all kinds of outdoor activities. Tons to do for every interest! You can be as active or as relaxed as you want to be. Be sure to take a drive - you will be surprised at the varied landscapes Maui has to offer - from beaches to desert to mountains to lush rainforests, it's all here!...moreless
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Absolutely FABULOUS... love, love, loved it!
Absolutely FABULOUS... love, love, loved it!
This condo has it all... exceptional location, killer sunsets, and all of the necessary amenities! We loved walking across the street to Charley Young beach or down the street for a cup of Lava Java, the park, surf lessons and fun restaurants. We really appreciated having beach chairs, towels and a boogie board to use. The condo is tastefully appointed with just about every kitchen utensil you might want, including both a Keurig and a regular coffee maker. We were very comfortable and really impressed with the with overall maintenance of the entire complex!
- Guest Beth&Mike (Houston, TX)
- Date of stay 11/05/13
- Review Submitted 12/02/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: I'm so glad you had an awesome time and loved our place! :) Thank you so much for all the kudos - it's always great to get 5* reviews! :) If you or anyone you know are interested, we are in the process of purchasing another condo (a 1 Bedroom/Garden View) in the same building of Maui Vista (#1219). It should be available for rental starting in January. We hope you'll come back and stay in one of our places soon! :) ellen & Markus
Maui is always a good vacation
Maui is always a good vacation
This condo worked well for our purposes. The location right across from Charlie Young beach makes it perfect. The only thing that would have made it better, would have been better AC units. It was quite warm while we were there. The owners were pleasant to deal with and accommodating. Janice, the point of contact in Kihei, was more than accommodating. She really made our stay very nice.
- Guest Adam S.
- Date of stay 05/26/13
- Review Submitted 09/26/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hi Adam - I'm so glad you had a great vacation! We agree that the A/C unit wasn't large enough and we just replaced it with a new unit about three weeks ago. I'll pass your kind words on to Janice. She'll be thrilled to know that she improved your stay! :) ellen & Markus
We spent 4 weeks in this condo this summer, and found it most enjoyable. It was clean, tastefully decorated, and well situated. Since it is located at the end of the building, this condo is quite private, as there is not much foot traffic in the hallway. Condos that are closer to the elevator don't offer as much privacy, as there are often people walking and talking right outside your master bedroom window. We had a nice ocean view from the lanai, which also overlooks the pool, but is high enough not to get much pool noise. We had no problem with road noise either, since this end of the building is set back from the road. One thing we loved about this unit is the open kitchen (as you can see in the photos). This makes the first floor much more spacious than the standard Maui Vista unit with the galley kitchen. The upstairs bedroom (loft) was quite special too. As you can see from the photos, there is some beautiful built-in shelving and a desk. Not only is this functional, but it provides more privacy for the loft than the standard railing (found in most other units). One unusual feature of the upstairs is the open concept bathroom. It is very spacious, and has more built in shelving, which we found super convenient. There is no door, but an elegant screen provides privacy. The upstairs bathroom features a very comfortable jaccuzzi tub, although there is no shower. The only minor criticism we had is that some of the furniture can use updating. Otherwise, the unit was just great. Additional conveniences were a washer and dryer in the unit, WiFi, free long distance calling to US and Canada, a boogie board, beach chairs and pool toys. Maui Vista is a lovely complex. It has beautiful and well maintained gardens, 3 pools, tennis courts, and is located a very short walk away from a several great beaches (Charley Young, Kamaole I), Kalama park and lots of stores. Finally, the owner and manager were both wonderful. They went out of their way to address any concerns we had. Thanks so much! We would love to stay at this unit again.
- Guest N & A (Alberta, Canada)
- Date of stay 07/17/13
- Review Submitted 08/19/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Updated 11/11/13 - Markus and I just returned from the condo, and we've updated a ton of things! Brand new queen-size sleeper couch & pillows, new bar height furniture for a better ocean view, new umbrella and zero-gravity lounge chair on the lanai, new dresser, nightstands, mattress pad, sheets and comforter in the downstairs bedroom, shelving unit in the upstairs bathroom and new artwork throughout! Next trip (March 2014) we will add new granite counter tops and new window treatments! Thank you Nina for the awesome review! Janice, Markus and I all really try our best to accommodate our guests' needs. We want every one of our guests to have a fantastic vacation and to come back and stay with us as well as recommending us to their friends! :) Markus and I will be going back to Maui at the end of Sept, and we plan on upgrading various things, including a new sofa and more storage and shelving in the baths. We'll post pics here and on ShareMyDreamHome, so everyone can see the various improvements as we make them! I'm so happy you enjoyed your month-long visit with us and I hope you'll be back soon! :) ellen
Kihei was the perfect location for our stay
Kihei was the perfect location for our stay
We enjoyed the location of this condo immensely. Our plan was to see alot of Maui and the Kihei was central and afforded day trip travel limited time to get to destinations each day. The condo has free phone service to Canada and the US as well as WIFI which were important features for us. Access to the beach was just a 2 minute walk the Charles Young Beach and this beach is a beauty. Our teenage kids loved the rollerskating 3 nights a week right on the ocean just down from the condo and the bay where surfing and paddleboarding lessons tooks place was just a 5 minute walk. A perfect spot for those looking for a 2 bedroom at an affordable price which is not an easy find on Maui
- Guest Nancy C. (-)
- Date of stay 07/05/13
- Review Submitted 07/22/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hi Nancy! I'm so happy you enjoyed the condo and it's location. We originally purchased the condo because it's right across from Charley Young Beach and also because you can walk to restaurants, shops and the grocery store right from the condo. Thanks again for staying with us! ellen
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Thank you for all that you have done to make our stay here very enjoyable! We had a wonderful holiday and our stay here was perfect and worry free. Hope to come again!
- Guest Terry
- Date of stay 04/14/13
- Review Submitted 05/10/13
We'll be back!
We'll be back!
Our stay at Ellen & Marcus' condo was wonderful. We felt very much at home. The 2nd bedroom with bathroom was great to have. Being a loft it gave a very spacious feel. The beds (1 King and 1 Queen) were very comfortable and the main bathroom was very nice , with a pedestal sink and stone/tile/glass shower. Most of the condo, including the lanai, had tile through out which was also a nice feature. The kitchen included many small appliances and the blender worked wonderfully for pineapple smoothies and refreshing pina coladas. Looking at the photos on the listing it was exactly what we envisioned. Being on the 4th floor it had a spectacular view of the ocean and amazing sunset views from the lanai and the condo had many beach items which we could borrow (cooler, boogie boards, beach chairs). The location was perfect ; just across the street from Charley Young beach where we saw lots of whales and turtles. Although the pools at the complex are on the small size, there are 3 of them and they all have lots of pool loungers and chairs to enjoy. The complex itself is kept in great condition, very clean and there seemed to always be staff on site cleaning and doing landscaping. We had a very warm welcome from Janice, the condo manager, which was a great after a delayed flight! We enjoyed a very relaxing time at this condo and felt the comforts of home. We will definitely be back!! Thanks Ellen and Marcus!
- Guest shellyreb (Langley BC Canada)
- Date of stay 03/17/13
- Review Submitted 04/07/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We are so glad you liked it! One of the great things for us about owning this condo is enabling others to have great vacations too since travelling is our passion!! Just let us know when you are ready to return! :) ellen
wonderful holiday!! great place!!!
wonderful holiday!! great place!!!
The town house unit was beautiful. We really enjoyed the stay. The owners supplied all the beach toys and Charley Young beach was beautiful. The location was great. I would stay there again - a true gem!!
- Guest heather (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
- Date of stay 03/06/13
- Review Submitted 03/19/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: I'm so glad you liked it! We really like Kihei for all the amenities within walking distance - beaches, shopping, restaurants, etc and it's central location on Maui. And the condo's location within Kihei is ideal - especially it's proximity to Charley Young Beach - our favorite on the whole island!! Thanks again for staying in our condo! ellen & Markus
Great Place to Stay
Great Place to Stay
The complex is quiet and well managed and the unit itself is in an ideal location near the end cap on the top floor, which meant that we had a great ocean view from the lanai and had no one making noise above us or walking by the unit to wake us up early in the morning or late at night. It's close to amenities and right across the road is Charley Young Beach, which is beautiful and uncrowded. It was nice to refresh ourselves in the pool after a day at the beach and we enjoyed using the BBQ's. As it was whale watching season, we saw hundreds of breaching whales during our stay. We liked the open plan of the unit as it made it seem more spacious. It was well stocked with beachy items, kitchen items and towels. Janice greeted us warmly upon our arrival and kept in touch throughout our visit. The main floor king size bed and pillows were so comfortable that I wanted to bring them home! The bedroom and bathroom upstairs are very nicely done. There was free Wifi and phone calls to Canada. The unit did need a little spruce-up and the TV, stereo and DVD player were old and tired, but that doesn't stop us from recommending the unit as it has so much going for it and we understand that Ellen and Marcus, the new owners, have plans to correct these issues within the next month or two. Our relatives were staying in two other units in the complex and ours was the nicest by far! Thank you for a wonderful stay!
- Guest Eileen B (Nanaimo, BC (Vancouver Island))
- Date of stay 02/20/13
- Review Submitted 03/13/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Updated 5/26/2013 Markus and I just got back from a 3 week stay at our condo. It was our first time living there and we loved it! Nice when something exceeds your expectations (and mine were already high!)! We've updated a bunch of things - new Samsung flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, xBox, iPhone docks, and more! And lots of new paint! We'll be adding even more upgrades very soon and can't wait until Oct when we can go back! (Original Response) I'm so happy that you also liked Charley Young Beach and that you found our unit to be the nicest! :) Markus and I will be going there at the end of April and one of the first things we are upgrading is the TV and stereo system! It will be the first time that we've stayed in our own place and I'm really looking forward to giving the whole place a makeover! I'll definitely post pictures once we're done. I'll tell Janice that you mentioned her - she'll be thrilled. :) Thanks again for your kind words and we hope you will stay with us again soon!! ellen
Loved it!!!!! Recommend it!!!
Loved it!!!!! Recommend it!!!
Great location!! walk to restraunts and shops. sunsets from the deck. We will be back!!!! managament is awesome....
- Guest JoJo (Alberta, Canada)
- Date of stay 02/17/13
- Review Submitted 03/12/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: I'm so glad you had a great time! Hope you will be back soon - don't forget that we offer a discount to returning guests! :)
We found the condo clean and comfortable. We would recommend it to others. We found it near to great beaches for swimming and snorkeling. The three pools are small, but adequate. It is in a good location to cruises, shopping, restaurants and coffee shops.
- Guest Steve and Fran (Snohomish, Washington)
- Date of stay 01/22/13
- Review Submitted 02/02/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hi! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us!! We chose this particular condo for 2 reasons - the beach view and the location - both the shops/restaurants nearby, and most importantly that it's directly across from Charley Young Beach!! :) This is our favorite beach on all of Maui. Hope you'll stay with us again soon! ellen
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Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2014
6 night min stay
|Peak Season Winter
Jan 6 - Apr 15, 2014
4 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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Repeat customers receive a 10% discount.
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- Nearest Airport: Kahului at 13 Miles
- Nearest Train: Maui Sugar Cane Train (attraction) at 20 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Piilani Highway at 4 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Charley Young Beach and Kamaole I -directly across at 100 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: Tradewinds and Life is a Beach at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Wailea Golf Club and Elleair at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: More than 25 restaurants within .5 miles! Closest at 0.25 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Aloha! We are Markus and Ellen, the owners of the condo you are considering. We live on Maui part time, and we split our time between Maui, Houston, and Austria (near the city of Salzburg right smack dab in the middle of the Alps). I know: It's a tough life, but someone has to do it ;-) But it's not all fun and games of course. We are business owners who happen to be lucky enough to be able to work from anywhere there is internet. The good news is we travel - a lot! The bad news is we always bring work with us, but we love it! Our core business revolves around custom software development. We specialize in consulting, custom software development, training, conferences, and more. We also publish one of the leading software developer magazines (CODE Magazine).
Why the Owner Chose Maui Vista:
When we bought our condo, we first and foremost looked for a great location. We wanted something that provided the “tropical island feeling”. We wanted to be near or on a beach, and not just any beach, but on a beach we really liked and felt at home at. We also wanted a nice location that would provide access to the things we liked, and we wanted a location that would give us easy access to other cool locations, such as the North Shore and Lahaina. We wanted grocery stores, restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance. We wanted a great location that we could bring our friends to. With all that, it quickly became clear we wanted to be in the southern part of Kihei, near our favorite beach on the island - Charley Young Beach (the north end of Kama'ole 1).
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our favorite Maui beach is directly across the street, less than 100 yards away. We have tons of restaurants, bars and shops, including a grocery store, within walking distance. Other Maui attractions (such as the North Shore, which we visit a lot, or Lahaina, and many others) are not far, since Kihei is centrally located. The airport is nearby. Kihei is also sunnier than other parts of Maui - it actually rains a lot in some parts of Maui!
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Beautiful ocean view right from our lanai! Anyone care for coffee or drinks?
Relax after a fun-filled day with a sunset view from our lanai. Drinks anyone?
Living room & lanai. Brand new queen sofa sleeper.
Looking into the condo from the living room.
Downstairs bedroom with king bed, new dresser & nightstands and it's own A/C.
Upstairs loft bedroom with queen bed. Large desk area and ample shelf space.
Romantic Jacuzzi bath upstairs (bath only, not a shower).
Maui Vista - #1402 in Building #1, closest to the ocean, quiet, near the end cap
Tropical landscaping surrounding the tennis courts provides plenty of shade.
Markus (one of the condo owners) snorkeling with the turtles.
Waterfalls on the way to Hana.
Markus (one of condo owners), windsurfing in Kanaha.
Best of both views - ocean & pool! New bar height chairs, umbrella & lounger!
Living room, lanai, palm trees and ocean beyond.
Modern, tropical living room with new Samsung flat panel TV, wireless and xBox
Don't feel like going out? No problem! Fix a meal in our fully stocked kitchen.
Downstairs bathroom - recently remodeled with warm earth tones.
Romantic Jacuzzi bath upstairs.
Grills are located in a beautiful tropical garden. Eat here, the lanai or beach!
Charley Young Beach - directly across the street. Notice the 'crowds'! :)
Golfers Paradise! Elleair is 10 mins away and is surprisingly affordable!
Just another beautiful quiet beach!
Spectacular sunset at Charley Young - directly across the street from our condo.
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