Feedback

Beautiful Maui Home Away from Home -- Free Wi-Fi, Long Distance, & Air

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

Beautiful Sandy Beach Across the Street. Kamaole Beach II (looking north)

Calendar

Last updated: 07/26/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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: W01676910-01

Keywords: Condominium

Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO

  • We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
  • You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
  • We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7

Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 696 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : My condo can also be accessed from the grassy area in front of the lanai....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a ground-floor unit with immediate access to a large lawn which makes the unit very safe for children. There are no internal stairs to be concerned about....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED IN THIS UNIT or ON THE LANAI. Kihei Akahi has designated smoking areas on the grounds of the complex....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets are allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    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

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bath has separate vanity area.

Other Amenities

  • The condo has it's own In-room Safe, Answering Machine, Linens, Beach Towels and Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Ironing Board and Iron, Boogie Board, and Ice Chest. Snorkelers will appreciate the quality fins (five sizes!), masks, and snorkels in the condo for guests to use....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    About 200 books on varied themes -- including some on Hawaiian themes. Reef fish ID, Hawaiian mythology, Hawaiian history. Best sellers....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Two CDs with Hawaiian Slack-key guitar music. One Hawaiian Chistmas CD....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV from Oceanic Time Warner....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small music system....moreless

  • Television:

    26 inch Vizio flat panel TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    Snorkeling masks and fins (five sizes). Children's beach toys....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    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

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    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

  • Resort:

    Kihei Akahi is a condominium apartment complex with approximately 30% owner occupied. The remaining residents are vacationers. It is not a hotel. There is no valet service. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Kihei Town is a small town in central/south Maui with a mix of residential houses and condo complexes. Grocery stores and many other shops and restaurants are near by....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Additional outdoor dining on the lanai which has table and four chairs in addition to the indoor dining area.....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A new window AC is in living room. But it is rarely needed as the condo faces the ocean and the on-shore breezes are wonderful! There are multiple fans in living/dining room and bedroom....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    FREE: You may choose to bring your laptop and plug into the provided cable if you prefer to work using your own computer instead of the laptop provided to guests....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Personal stack washer/dryer combo in the condo....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    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

  • Elevator:

    My condo can also be accessed from the grassy area in front of the lanai....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free security keyed private WiFi is in the condo as well as well as directly connecting via cable. Modem and service are high speed. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Two sets of sheets for both the king bed and the queen sofabed are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Attractive decor. Flat Panel Visio television. There is a reading library of over 200 books and a video library of over 20 movies -- several with Hawaiian themes....moreless

  • Parking:

    The condo has its own reserved parking space in the parking lot immediately behind my building....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Reserved spot in lot immediately behind my condo....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and long distance calls to the US and Canada are free. There is an answering machine in the condo to capture voice messages....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of bath, kitchen and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Personal stack washer/dryer combo in the condo....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker and coffee grinder. Tea Pot...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    My guests say I have the best-equipped kitchen of all the condos that they have rented....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 8 persons. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen was updated with new cabinets and countertops in 2005. Coffee maker, grinder, plus many other extras--everything you will need. Appliances are new within the last six years....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Above the stove....moreless

  • Oven:

    Included in the stove....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full-size....moreless

  • Stove:

    The unit has a propane gas stove with oven. (Most stoves on Maui are electric. There is no natural gas on Maui.) The stove is newer and full-sized....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Table and four chairs for dining are on the lanai. Lanai is just a short distance from the pool area and the BBQs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A large grassy and garden area is outside the lanai and provides a nice safe area for children....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Condo has a supply of snorkeling gear of better quality than most rental companies. The are enough sizes of fins and masks to fit most anyone. There are two snorkeling vests and a boogie board....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Two pools are in the complex. The upper pool is just a few steps from the condo's lanai/patio. The pool area has BBQs and tables as well as lounge chairs....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 39 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2017
5 night min stay
$139
$3,000
Winter 2017
Jan 6 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay
$127
$2,800
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$100
$675 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Kihei Akahi Guest Svs $15 + tax
  • Exit Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 13.417%

Notes:

Standard Rate is based on Value/Summer Season Apr 16, 2015 to Dec 19, 2016 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

Discounts are available for stays of 14 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.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 07/26/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kahului
Kihei, HI, USA
Nearest Barpub
Right next to our complex. 3 minute walk
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Kihei, HI, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Right next to our complex. 3 minute walk
Kihei, HI, USA
Nearest Beach
Kamaole II -- across the street from complex

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loading...
1 of 7
 

Photos

  • Beautiful Sandy Beach Across the Street.  Kamaole Beach II (looking north)

    Beautiful Sandy Beach Across the Street. Kamaole Beach II (looking north)

  • Living Room -- Renovated Tropical Decor w/Queen Sofabed and New Windows

    Living Room -- Renovated Tropical Decor w/Queen Sofabed and New Windows

  • Entertainment Cabinet, Books, DVDs, VHS Tapes, Laptop and Printer

    Entertainment Cabinet, Books, DVDs, VHS Tapes, Laptop and Printer

  • Full-sized kitchen with all the appliances and utensils you need to cook.

    Full-sized kitchen with all the appliances and utensils you need to cook.

  • Dining Area with Seating for Four.

    Dining Area with Seating for Four.

  • Renovated bedroom with tropical décor.

    Renovated bedroom with tropical décor.

  • New Rattan Furniture and Carpet -- Ceiling and Tabletop Fans

    New Rattan Furniture and Carpet -- Ceiling and Tabletop Fans

  • Plenty of Storage for Personal Toiletries

    Plenty of Storage for Personal Toiletries

  • The Lanai -- A Place to have a Relaxing Meal or Evening Glass of Wine.

    The Lanai -- A Place to have a Relaxing Meal or Evening Glass of Wine.

  • Kihei Akahi's Grounds.  Flowers Everywhere

    Kihei Akahi's Grounds. Flowers Everywhere

  • Upper Pool a Few Steps from the Lanai.

    Upper Pool a Few Steps from the Lanai.

  • Free Tennis Court for Kihei Akahi Residents and Guests.  Just Sign Up.

    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

    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

    The Entrance to your Maui Vacation Home -- Take Off Shoes and Relax

  • Library of Books and DVDs

    Library of Books and DVDs

  • Updated kitchen with newer appliances and large counters for food prep.

    Updated kitchen with newer appliances and large counters for food prep.

  • Information for guests. Free local and long distance phone to US and Canada.

    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.

    New comfy king bed with memory foam topper and Tommy Bahama quilt.

  • Separate Shower/Toilet and Vanity Areas.

    Separate Shower/Toilet and Vanity Areas.

  • Attractive Patio Furniture and New Quiet Window Air Conditioner on Your Lanai

    Attractive Patio Furniture and New Quiet Window Air Conditioner on Your Lanai

  • View from lanai of lawn and pool area surrounded by flowers

    View from lanai of lawn and pool area surrounded by flowers

  • The pool with BBQs just steps from the lanai.  More Flowers

    The pool with BBQs just steps from the lanai. More Flowers

  • Modern BBQ Grills Just a Short Distance from Lanai.

    Modern BBQ Grills Just a Short Distance from Lanai.

  • One of the Many Flowers on the Kihei Akahi  Grounds

    One of the Many Flowers on the Kihei Akahi Grounds

VRBO #14771

This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Partner Offers

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 5-7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Condo
Owner
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/26/2016
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Travel with peace of mind.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

advertisement

Share this property via Email

Beautiful Maui Home Away from Home -- Free Wi-Fi, Long Distance, & Air

Kihei, HI, USA #14771

1 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.