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WHALEWATCH ALL DAY FROM BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED OCEANVIEW 1 BR/2 Ba

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

My FABULOUSLY LUXURIOUS OCEANVIEW 1 bedroom / 2 bath condo is located in the Maui Kamaole Condominium complex: South Kihei's finest first class property. It is located in South Kihei, on the Wailea border with beautiful beaches, all of the Wailea resorts, shopping, restaurants and championship golf courses close at hand. My condo is directly across from the most popular Kihei beach, Kamaole III Beach and Park; swimming, snorkeling, surfing and wave riding are excellent here, this is also the 'Mallory Square' (ala Key West) of Maui. Take a few of my 'beach' wine glasses and a fabulous bottle of wine, and celebrate the end of, yet another, PERFECT day in PARADISE; surrounded by locals and guests alike - all thanking their lucky stars that they're on Maui (also known as Heaven).

Maui Kamaole's 23 acre condominium property is a low-rise and low-density complex with extensive lawns and lush tropical landscaping enhancing its dramatic hillside setting. My smoke-free unit is located in the most desirable oceanview 'A' building. There are no obstructions in front of my condo, assuring you of stunning and UNOBSTRUCTED OCEAN VIEWS, sunsets, views of the island on Lanai, Molokini Crater and the West Maui windmills, stargazing and whale watching from the privacy of your own lanai.

My unit is a very spacious 900 square feet on the ground floor (a ramp from the parking area and no steps into the unit make it handicap accessible). My condo is flooded with sunlight, modern, comfortable and very well equipped. Being a New York City interior designer, I selected the furniture, art and finishes to reflect an island serenity and theme without resorting to the tacky cliché of tropical pastels and prints. The entire condo was completely remodeled in 2010 and updated again in 2015. 18'x18' stone floor tiles throughout (extending to both the ocean and mountain lanais, as well); a new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, oak cabinetry, granite counters, cookware, dishes and glassware; two sumptuous custom baths with marble showers (both large enough for two), Grohe fixtures, granite basins, imported light fixtures, bamboo hardware and Ralph Lauren bath linens.

The bedroom is large with a HUGE, pillow top king-size bed outfitted with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, an en suite master bath with dual sink vanity & walk-in shower, two large closets, Indonesian teak furniture and a completely private, enclosed lanai. The living/dining area has an open, airy feeling with earth-toned upholstery, teak & koa wood accents, hand loomed wool rugs, an antique Chinese media cabinet (which houses the entertainment system complete with AM/FM stereo, CD & iPod sound doc, DVD and 32-inch, flat-screen color TV), bamboo wall coverings and original artwork (from Hawaiian artists). All of these elements blend harmoniously with the unimpeded ocean views from the 22'+ expanse of glass composed of new, insulated and soundproof, double sliding doors.

This is not a standard rental condo; it is a chic and comfortable island home. In fact, this is my Maui residence three to four months annually. I limit my rentals to two adults and children over 16 who will care for my property, and enjoy it as much as I do. It is the perfect place for the extended, comfortable, romantic stay on Maui. My welcome goes out to honeymooning couples (champagne gift baskets and in-room couples massages can be arranged in advance for an additional charge). Additionally, I enthusiastically welcome seniors, singles and gay travellers.

Amenities at Maui Kamaole Condominium complex include multiple tennis courts, two swimming pools (one with a waterfall), hot tubs, poolside gazebos and gas barbecue areas. Excellent shopping at the Shops at Wailea - numerous art gallerys and clothing stores as well as Tiffany's, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, etc., movie theaters, restaurants (Spago at The Four Seasons, Sarrento's on the Beach, Gannon's, Kahana Kitchen, Longi's, Tommy Bahama's, Cafe O'Lei, Sansei Sushi, etc.), championship golf and the best beaches on all of Maui are literally steps away (I've spent thousands of hours on Keawakapuu Beach - a 5 minute walk as are Kamaole I, II & III; and my all time favorite - Wailea Beach in front of the Four Seasons Resort - is a 5 minute drive with ample parking). The historic whaling town of Lahaina & world famous Ka'anapalii Beach are 24 miles (45 minutes) away; horseback riding at Makenna stables is 9 miles away (25 minutes); the Maui Ocean Center & Aquarium at Ma'alea Harbor is 10 miles away (20 minutes). Additionally, necessities such as grocery stores, pharmacies, dry cleaners, hair/nail salons, post office, Starbucks, Blockbusters, etc. are minutes away. Whale watching in the winter is excellent from the comfort of my direct oceanview lanai.

Also, I have regular contact with the 1BR/2Ba unit next door to mine, so ASK if you need more space - as often both units are available at the same time!! Finally, my on-island Assistant is happy to stock the fridge with essentials like coffee, fruit, etc., prior to you arrival upon request (additional charge will apply).

Feel free to call with any questions you may have.

MAHALO!

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES IN MY UNIT INCLUDE SNORKLE MASK AND FINS IN ASSORTED SIZES, ASSORTED BEACH TOYS, BEACH CHESS & BACKGAMMON BOARDS, TOMMY BAHAMA BEACH CHAIRS, RALPH LAUREN BEACH TOWELS, BEACH UMBRELLAS, BEACH BAGS, A PICINIC BASKET w/ THERMOS & OUTDOOR BLANKETS (TO MAKE YOUR HALEAKALA @ SUNRISE TRIP BETTER - BRRRR!), COOLERS IN ASSORTED SIZES, WOODEN HANGERS IN CLOSETS & AN iPod DOC (SO YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN TUNES!

More Details

Owner
T Buchanan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About T Buchanan

New York City Interior Designer/Real Estate Investor

T Buchanan purchased this condo in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Hi Todd!



Thank you for sending the deposit so quickly! We also wanted to thank you for sharing your Maui paradise with us. We couldn't have asked for more perfect accommodations! We loved everything about your condo and how much easier and more enjoyable it made vacation.

We were sorry to leave.



We hope to return to Maui one day and stay at Maui Kam again.



We will definitely recommend your place to everyone we know.



Mahalo"
Mar 2012
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Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath in located in Master BR & has double walk in shower (big enough for 2), granite topped vanity with double sinks & huge mirror. Guest bath has walk in shower, marble vessel sink with Balinese teak base.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) Outfitted with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, a down comforter, 600 thread count W Hotel Collection Duvet cover, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room sofa converts to Queen bed outfitted with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
My condo is equipped with Tommy Bahama beach chairs, mats & Ralph Lauren beach towels, snorkles, fins, goggles, a thermos, picinic basket and multiple beach coolers for guests use.

Reviews

Great Maui condo with ocean views!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 29, 2010

I just got back from a very relaxing vacation in Maui. I stayed at this beautiful condo in Kihei. Kihei is such a nice town - quiet and peaceful, yet lots of fun things to do within walking distance. There are plenty of shops and restaurants and even a club or two with live music for evening entertainment. There's a beach just steps across the road and many more within a very short drive. I swam on the beach and snorkeled, and relaxed by the very nice pools that the condo community has to offer. Maui is a gorgeous island and this condo is centrally located in Kihei so that you have quick and easy access to things like helicopter rides or driving up the volcano for the incredible views of the island. I highly recommend the helicopter ride. It was the best! You are also a very short drive away from Maalaea where you can catch a sunset cruise, deep sea fishing or snorkeling cruises. The unit itself is nicely decorated with local island flair. It has everything you need to have fun on the beach, including beach chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach mats and towels. It's situated at the front of the complex facing the ocean so you have an amazing view. I spent time out on the lanai just watching the ocean and relaxing. The owner was gracious and helpful. He even provided a book in the condo with restaurant menus and recommendations as well as activities to help you plan a great time while you're here. I highly recommend Maui for your next vacation and this condo is the place you want to stay in Kihei when you go! The VRBO Bear

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Awesome stay - great condo

  • 5 of 5

The bed was amazing - so comfortable and cozy. We loved the ocean view from the lanai and the convenience of both the pool and the beach so close to the condo. Lovely furnishings, very well kept, excellent location - what more could you ask for? If we make it back to Maui, we'd definitely hope to stay here again.

Todd was great to work with and very responsive, prompt and friendly.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie- yiu guys were a DELIGHT! Please come back next year- or visit my other rentals in NYC or the Hamptons! Mahalo- Todd
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Connecticut
5

A beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the condo for nine days and it was perfect! The view from the lanai, the comfortable setting, and the convenience to restaurants and beaches cannot be beaten. The condo was immaculate, modern and had pretty much everything you could ask for. The bed was super comfy and the two baths made getting ready a breeze. Todd, the owner, was unbelievably helpful in suggesting things to do and responded quickly to any questions considering he was six hours ahead in NYC. The pool and the hot tub were great, the complex is quiet and well maintained. I just had a bit of an issue upon leaving because someone had dumped a rattan chair into the dumpster so it was overflowing with garbage. (Obviously, this did not detract from our stay but it should be mentioned.)We would rent here again and would highly recommend our unit to anyone. A+++

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An absolutely perfect place in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations Todd provides are top notch. We were in touch with Todd a few times over our 10 day stay an he responded immediately with answers/solutions.

Can't say enough about the location and beautiful view. There will be a return to this perfect spot in our near future.

Thanks Todd !!

Rob and Lisa

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view is the best!

  • 5 of 5

The description of this property is accurate. You will love the designer decor, authentic Hawaiian art, cleanliness of the unit, and convenience of the location. We considered the VERY comfortable king bed and 2 full bathrooms a bonus! The beaches are located across the street and you can easily walk to your choice. Very nice community pool on the property, grills and tennis courts. There are beach chairs and an umbrella, and lots of misc. beach equipment provided in the unit. Our host even arranged for reservations for us at Spago at the Four Seasons! We would return! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlantic Highlands, NJ
5

Pleased in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Maui for the first time in 13 years. It was surprise trip for my husband who turned 70 6/9 and a celebration for our 46th wedding anniversary on 6/12. I went through about 200 listings on VRBO before I decided Todd’s unit was the one for us. It was all we could have hoped for! The location was perfect with a view of the water and the sunset over Kihie. There were plantings around the Lanai offering us privacy with a family of Grey Francolins who visited us every morning. The furniture and decorations were beautiful and the kitchen was great with new appliances and plenty of room in the frig. The bed was sooo comfortable and there were plenty of towels. Todd has all you could need for fun at the beach: beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, noodles, coolers including a picnic backpack with utensils and lovely large beach towels. He always responded to any inquiry we had promptly. I liked the Maui Kamaole Complex because of the lovely plantings and the pool close to the J building even though we had to drive there because of the plantings and really private hot tub with sand on the bottom! Check in was a breeze and we had the best time ever!!! Stay at this unit if you have the chance – you will love it!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nelson, BC
5

Beautiful Condo, Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we have stayed at the Maui Kamaole complex, and we loved it! My husband's parents stayed in this unit, and it was perfect... spacious, beautifully decorated, well-equipped and well organized. The location is fantastic, just a short walk to the beach, with gorgeous views from the lanai.

We really enjoyed the complex's two swimming pools (especially the gorgeous upper pool and hot tub) and the two tennis courts.

The owner, Todd, was very helpful, easy to work with, and always quick to respond to any questions or concerns. We would highly recommend this unit to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whale watching from lanai, boogie boarding, go cart course.

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Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SPRING/SUMMER 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
FALL 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$309
 
 
PEAK SEASON 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$289
 
 
SPRING/SUMMER 2018
Apr 16 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$179
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $400

Rates are for 2 persons - additional persons are $45 per person per night. $400 Refundable Damage Deposit required for all bookings. Monthly discounts available; Active Duty Military discounts available. Credit card payments will incur an additional 3% charge for domestic or 4% for international transactions - this amount will be deducted from the Damage Deposit if not paid at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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