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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Aloha! Welcome to Hale Ma'kai (house beside the sea), my vacation home at Kihei Akahi. My smoke-free one-bedroom Maui condo, located in sunny Kihei, is the perfect place to spend your Maui vacation. My home is a spacious (696 SF), ground-floor condo with lanai opening out onto a large lawn, which has been tastefully and comfortably decorated with tropical decor to provide you with a feeling of home away from home. The kitchen and bathroom have been updated with new cabinets, appliances and finishes. The living room was completely updated in 2007 and in the summer of 2015 was renovated again when the sofa was re-upholstered, new energy efficient windows installed, and the AC replaced with a quiet, energy efficient unit. The bedroom has been completely renovated with new carpeting, new tropical furniture imported from the mainland and, in 2015, a new king mattress w/new linens and tropical Tommy Bahama quilt. My pictures reflect these most recent updates.
Inside is your own washer and dryer, ceiling fans, a quiet window AC, Free WiFi and high speed cable internet, free use of a Dell laptop and printer (see description) free long distance phone service to the US and Canada, and a fully-equipped kitchen. In addition, the condo has a flat panel TV and an eclectic library of books, VCR tapes, and DVDs -- several featuring Hawaiian history and/or culture.
Several times a year, I personally visit to do deep cleaning and maintenance and to decorate so that my condo provides the best vacation experience possible for my guests.
The Kihei Akahi complex boasts lovely tropical landscaped grounds with Plumeria trees, Hibiscus and other mature, lush Hawaiian plants. We have even created a botanical garden walk on the grounds; maps are available at the front desk.
Across the street is sandy Kamaole II Beach Park with showers and restrooms. During the day until 5:00 PM, the beach park has life guards. At Kam II, as it is called, you will be able to catch the rays of the sun (wear sunscreen!) or swim and snorkel -- and be likely to see a green sea turtle or two. In the evenings you will be able to sit on the west-facing lanai and view the sunsets while having a glass of wine or having dinner.
My condo can be accessed via wheelchair. However, it is not true ADA compliant and, therefore, not set up for many needs of handicapped guests. Please discuss your needs with me before booking.
Although true ADA compliant service animals are allowed in the Kihei Akahi complex, PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN MY CONDO as many of my guests and I have pet allergies and the cost and time required to clean and remove allergens is prohibitive.
My Condo is smoke-free. SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE IN MY CONDO OR ON THE LANAI! Kihei Akahi has a policy of no smoking in the walkways, the lanais, or within 50 feet of any buildings.
The State of Hawaii requires that all vacation rentals be registered with the state to pay both transient accommodations and excise taxes on rentals. My Hawaiian tax ID# is: T-158-023-6800
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Member since: 2002
- On floor 1
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
There is wheelchair access to the unit through elevators or lawn. Unit is spacious. However, this is not a true wheelchair-accessible unit. No internal modifications have been made to bath or other facilities to make them accommodate persons confined to wheelchairs. Please discuss needs with owner before booking. There may be some limitations that make this unit inappropriate for wheelchair-confined guests....moreless
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- King size beds (1) Guests love my traditional king-sized mattress with memory foam topper. Get your best sleep ever! The bedroom contains a soundproof window that can be left open or closed depending on the sleep needs of the guests., Child Beds (1) Blow-up bed with linens also available., Baby Cribs (1) There is a playpen bed for infants and small toddlers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a newer Queen sofa bed in the living room. It has a comfortable, high quality mattress suitable for children or adults....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bath has separate vanity area.
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
Varied topics. About 20 tapes and DVDs -- some with Hawaiian themes. In addition, there is a small library of about 200 books -- many of them recent best sellers -- for those who like to read....moreless
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Kihei Akahi is immediately ACROSS THE STREET from Kamaole II Beach which is a favorite for swimming, sunning, or snorkeling. My condo, at the back of the complex, is a 3-5 minute walk to the sand. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
FREE: A Dell Latitude Laptop 2.9 GHZ /i5 processor computer w/ 8GB memory is provided for guests to use. A basic printer is available for light duty printing tasks such as printing boarding passes....moreless
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2017
5 night min stay
Jan 6 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Exit Cleaning $100 + tax
- Kihei Akahi Guest Svs $15 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 13.417%
Standard Rate is based on Value/Summer Season Apr 16 to Dec 19 for two adults and one child between 2 and 16 years of age. Additional adults or children 2-16 incur a $10 per night additional fee (plus taxes). Infants up to 2 years of age will NOT be charged an extra person fee. Holiday and Winter Season rates are 27-40% higher than standard rates Please contact owner for rates outside of the dates given in the above schedules.
Discounts are available for stays of 15 nights or longer. Please inquire.
Rates are based on credit card payments through VRBO/HomeAway. Payments through Money Order, Personal Check, or e-check receive 3% discount. Please discuss with owner so that quote can be adjusted to reflect the discount.
Stays of less than minimum nights may be accepted if filling a gap in the reservation schedule or within two weeks of arrival. Inquire.
Online Payments. Guests responsible for any charge back fees assessed if errors made by guests while inputting information during payment process, if there are non-sufficient funds, or if there is credit card refusal.
100% Refund for cancellations made 60 days before arrival EXCEPT. Cancellations after 60 days will receive refunds if owner is able to rebook the days of the reservation -- minus any discounts used to acquire the replacement booking. Cleaning Fee, Guest Services Fee, and Applicable Taxes will be refunded. VRBO has sole discretion with regard to refunding of its user fee.
Provisions for security deposit refund are detailed in the rental agreement.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Maui Ocean Center Aquarium -- a must see. Centrally located to all of Maui activities.
The Maui Bus runs on South Kihei Rd on which the Kihei Akahi complex is located. Those guests who prefer not to rent an automobile will find that the bus provides good access to much of the island.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Aloha! I have been coming to Maui since 1982 when I finally fulfilled my dream of visiting Hawaii. Maui really is a wonderful, special place and I feel fortunate to own my little piece of paradise and be able to share it with my guests. During my second visit to Hawaii a year later, I finally had the courage to try snorkeling and fell in love with the beautiful warm ocean and its inhabitants. Twenty years later (2003) I took it to the next level and became a scuba diver! Once I became a diver, I wanted to give something back and now I still volunteer occasionally when I am in Maui -- counting fish and tracking the health of the reefs. There is even a picture of me in scuba gear on the cover of "Preserving Paradise: Opportunities in Volunteering for Hawaii's Environment," by Kirsten Whatley -- available from Amazon. This book is recommended for anyone who has an interest in enriching their experience of this magical place. I very much enjoy sharing my condo and encourage my guests to ask questions about Maui and their upcoming vacations. Many come back year after year and have become part of what I call "my Maui family."
Why the Owner Chose Kihei, HI, USA:
The first time I stayed at the Kihei Akahi complex was in 1987. Previously, I had always stayed in the Kaanapali area in one of the hotels. My friends with whom I was traveling and I really liked the relaxed pace of Kihei and the spaciousness of one bedroom condos. We liked being able to just walk across the street to a great beach for swimming and snorkeling. Subsequently all of my return visits have been to this part of the island. When I finally decided to buy my own condo, I checked out many other properties as well but found that, for me, Kihei Akahi offered the best value. Kihei Akahi, unlike many complexes on the island, is built with very solid construction which means that sound does not normally travel between walls; units are very quiet. This is a very important feature when people are living next to each other. I liked the spaciousness of the units and having immediate access to the ocean. Complexes in North Kihei, are near beaches that are beautiful but mostly shallow and rocky and not good for snorkeling or swimming. I also liked that I could walk to shops and restaurants -- a feature that I thought would appeal to my guests. And, of course, the grounds of the Kihei Akahi complex are kept up beautifully which makes it nice for me and my guests to visit.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
I love that my condo sits at the back of the property facing west toward the sunsets and away from the noise of South Kihei Rd. It is a minute or two further to the beach than some of the units but it is very quiet and peaceful. Being on the ground floor, I can simply walk out my lanai door and I am 20 seconds to the pool and BBQs or am on the beach in about three-five minutes. I am walking distance (about 5-20 minutes) to enough restaurants and stores that I don't have to use my car unless I need to buy a lot of groceries or something special. Birds and plants on the property give me a great sense of peace and happiness. I hope you experience the same when you visit Maui.
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Beautiful Sandy Beach Across the Street. Kamaole Beach II (looking north)
Living Room -- Renovated Tropical Decor w/Queen Sofabed and New Windows
Entertainment Cabinet, Books, DVDs, VHS Tapes, Laptop and Printer
Full-sized kitchen with all the appliances and utensils you need to cook.
Dining Area with Seating for Four.
Renovated bedroom with tropical décor.
New Rattan Furniture and Carpet -- Ceiling and Tabletop Fans
Plenty of Storage for Personal Toiletries
The Lanai -- A Place to have a Relaxing Meal or Evening Glass of Wine.
Kihei Akahi's Grounds. Flowers Everywhere
Upper Pool a Few Steps from the Lanai.
Free Tennis Court for Kihei Akahi Residents and Guests. Just Sign Up.
Kamaole II (facing south). 3-5 min. walk from your door. Snorkel with turtles
The Entrance to your Maui Vacation Home -- Take Off Shoes and Relax
Library of Books and DVDs
Updated kitchen with newer appliances and large counters for food prep.
Information for guests. Free local and long distance phone to US and Canada.
New comfy king bed with memory foam topper and Tommy Bahama quilt.
Separate Shower/Toilet and Vanity Areas.
Attractive Patio Furniture and New Quiet Window Air Conditioner on Your Lanai
View from lanai of lawn and pool area surrounded by flowers
The pool with BBQs just steps from the lanai. More Flowers
Modern BBQ Grills Just a Short Distance from Lanai.
One of the Many Flowers on the Kihei Akahi Grounds
This listing was first published here in 2002.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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