About the property
- Condo730 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
This unit is a fifth floor, beautifully appointed one bedroom, 1.5 bath condominium at the Kihei (Key-Hay) Surfside Resort, Maui, has a 180 degree absolute direct oceanfront view and the islands of Lanai, Kaho'olawe and Molokini are clearly visible nearby.
The unit has a full kitchen, wall mounted 46' flatscreen HDTV with HD cable box with DVR & DVD player, stereo with CD player and IPOD dock, telephone, hi-speed internet c/w wi-fi and a private lanai. The living room has a queen size sofa bed. The unit was extensively renovated and refurnished in 2005, and the kitchen remodelled in 2014. The bedroom has a king bed with brand new ensuite bathroom with granite counters and shower spa.
The unit is fully equipped with kitchen utensils, fresh linen and towels, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, beach chairs, beach towels and a cooler. Umbrellas, boogie boards and snorkel gear are not supplied, but are often left behind in the units by other guests – no guarantees.
The unit is equipped with multi-speed ceiling fans in both the living room and bedroom. Laundry facilities are available on site.
The property itself features an extensive and immaculately kept lawn area with dozens of loungers, with a heated swimming pool and deluxe barbecue facilities. In season, there are daily whale sightings from both the grounds and lanais. The building is located at the north end of Keawakapu beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui, where you can walk for miles past some of the most expensive oceanfront homes on the island and the luxurious hotels of Wailea.
It is customary for the residents of the Kihei Surfside to gather each evening for cocktails on the shore near the tiki torches for a traditional Hawaiian sundown ceremony. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and fellow vacationers!
Kihei Surfside Resort is located at 2936 S. Kihei Road, South Kihei at the entrance of beautiful Wailea. This is the desert part of Maui, where the sun shines more than any other part of the island. The Kihei Surfside Resort consists of an absolute oceanfront concrete building of 6 floors and 84 deluxe units with an elevator. There are two very nice oceanfront restaurants within 100 yards of the resort. The Grand Wailea Hotel, The Shops at Wailea and Wailea/Makena Golf Courses are close by and Kahalui airport is just twenty-five minutes away.
Rental cars are available at the airport or in Kihei town. There is free parking on site. Just a few minutes from the airport are Costco, Wal-Mart and Sears. A short drive from the resort is Safeway, Foodland and Star Market, where you can stock up on groceries. Right across the parking lot from the Surfside is an upscale deli/grocery store for last minute items, and a yoga studio.
The world class golf facilities of Wailea and Makena are nearby. Windsurfing, and many other water activities are also available nearby. Some of the best snorkeling on Maui is steps from the property. The Pacific Foundation conducts their annual whale count from the Surfside property. The Kihei boat ramp, from where the pleasure boats and sightseeing/snorkeling tours depart, is a five minute walk.
Kihei town itself is only a few minutes away by car and boasts many fine restaurants, video and gift shops. Historical Lahaina and beautiful Kaanapali beach are a scenic 25 minute drive towards the western part of Maui.
Hawaii State Tax# TA-172-182-7328-01
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 8, 2018
Why Larry Rosenberg chose Kihei
We are convinced this property offers the best value and location for oceanfront accommodation in the south Kihei/Wailea area. All of the units are direct oceanfront, and the property has the most amazing oceanfront lawn area spanning over 2 acres, which is unique to our property. The best part about the Surfside are the friendly, happy people, and the great accommodating staff!
What makes this Condo unique
The property is located right at the north end of world famous Keawakapu Beach. It is one of the finest white sand beaches anywhere. It stretches for miles past some of the most expensive homes and hotels in all of Maui. Great for walking or running. There is a reef right at our property that has the most amazing snorkeling we have seen anywhere. Unlike most other oceanfront properties in Kihei, the Surfside is perched right on the sea shore, set back several hundred feet from S. Kihei Road, so you hear the ocean, not the road noise. The complex has two high end stainless steel barbeques and picnic tables right at the ocean. Almost every night, we use the barbeque and eat our dinner at the oceanfront lit by tiki torches.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing view, clean, well equipped. Everything went off perfectly. Only thing I wish was that they have a later checkout. 10am is early. If they cannot make it later I wish their was a hospitality room available so you can still enjoy the beach on your travel home day.
Great condo, bed was very comfortable and the views were unbeatable. The condo was nicely updated with new kitchen and bath. The place was well stocked. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again.
Perfect location, lovely unit
We really enjoyed our stay at the Kihei Surfside 504. The communications with Larry and the team at Rosie Rentals were flawless; checkin was a breeze and exactly as described.
The property is older but updated, and this unit has been recently renovated. Once we figured out that we could open the outer shutters in the bedroom, not having a/c was a non-issue and the trade winds kept us comfortable. The building staff were friendly and helpful, and there was plenty parking (not sure if that's always the case or if we were there on a quiet week). The unit is well-stocked with the essentials, and the view is, of course, breathtaking.
The location is perfect. Just north of the gateway to Wailea (and thus a million times more affordable) but with all the convenience of Wailea amenities.
The beaches were lovely, baby-fine sand, easy to access, totally uncrowded (people seemed to bunch up on the first part of the beach to the south, it was really odd given the masses of space just beyond).
There is tons of easy sandy beach entry for snorkeling (much easier entry for beginners than Kaanapali), and PLENTY of good snorkeling at the reef just to the left of the property. I've been on day-long snorkel trips that didn't come close to what we saw right off the beach.
This is a great spot!
Aloha Kristin! We truly appreciate your generous comments and comprehensive review of our property and its amenities. It will certainly be of great assistance to those planning a future visit with us.
Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a return visit. Mahalo! ~Rosies~
What a wonderful time we had in Maui at the Kihei Surfside! Such a beautiful spot - the view is amazing! We watched the turtles from our lanai everyday. Met so many return guests which really says something about this property- some have been coming for 20 years! This was our 2nd stay at Surfside and the updates to the condos are beautiful. 504 had everything we could possibly need - the cooler and beach toys were great- just wish we would have found the beach chairs earlier (look under the bed!). We can't wait to come back! Thanks again for making our trip such a joy!
Beautiful condo that fit our needs perfectly!
We enjoyed our stay in this lovely, condo that was fully equipped with all of the modern conveniences and very clean. The unit had all of the cooking gear we needed for meals. We have stayed at Kihei Surfside several times before in other units, but this one was the best so far! The view from the unit was spectacular and we loved the beach chairs and umbrella provided. We would love to return and stay here again - highly recommended!
Aloha Louise, thank you for your wonderful review. It was great to have you back and we were pleased to hear you found your accommodations to be clean, well equipped, and the view superb. We look forward to welcoming you back next time. Mahalo! ~Rosie's~
A relaxing week
Larry and staff at rosiesrentals.com were very helpful and informative throughout the reservation process. The unit was clean, comfortable, and very well stocked. The upgraded master bath was so nice, and the extra half bath was so convenient for us. We had everything we needed, and more, in the kitchen as well as all the beach supplies (chairs, umbrella, cooler). We so enjoyed cooking dinners on the barbecues, eating dinner on the lawn, and lounging while watching the beautiful sunsets each evening. Listening to the waves lulled us to sleep each night. We walked the beach each day down to the Andaz and back, and walked up past the boat launch to watch the sea turtles. This was just the laid-back lifestyle we look forward to for a relaxing visit. We so look forward to coming back very soon.
Additional Location Information:
Kihei Surfside Resort is located at 2936 S. Kihei Road, South Kihei at the entrance of beautiful Wailea. This is the desert part of Maui, where the sun shines more than any other part of the island. The Kihei Surfside Resort consists of an absolute oceanfront concrete building of 6 floors and 84 deluxe units with an elevator. There is free parking on site. The resort is a twenty-five minute drive from the Kahului Airport (OGG). Rental cars are available at the airport or in Kihei town. There are also taxis available at the airport (about $50), a shuttle bus and public transportation.
Virtually all of the properties and resorts in Kihei are either located right on busy S. Kihei Rd., or if they are set back from the road - are across from the street from the ocean. One unique feature of the Kihei Surfside is that it is located at the quiet end of S. Kihei Road, AND is set back 300 feet from S. Kihei Road AND is located right on the ocean! Because it is hard to see from the road, many first time Surfside guests say that even though they have visited Kihei many times, they had never seen the resort!
Another unique feature of the property is that we have a 2 acre, immaculately kept oceanfront lawn area with dozens of loungers, with a heated swimming pool and deluxe barbeque facilities. In season, there are daily whale sightings from both the grounds and lanais. In fact, the Pacific Whale Foundation conducts their annual whale count from our property. The building is located at the north end of Keawakapu Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui (voted Maui’s most romantic), where you can walk for miles past some of the most expensive oceanfront homes on the island and the luxurious hotels of Wailea, including the Grand Wailea Hotel. It is customary for the residents of the Kihei Surfside to gather each evening for cocktails on the shore near the tiki torches for a traditional Hawaiian sundown ceremony. Feel free to join in – everyone is welcome - this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and fellow vacationers!
There are two very nice oceanfront restaurants within 100 yards of the resort; the Five Palms and Sarentos on the Beach. The Five Palms is known as the best happy hour on Maui, the bar menu and drinks are half price between 5 and 7:30PM, and after 9PM. Right across the parking lot from the Surfside is an upscale deli/grocery/wine store, Zach’s. Other larger grocery stores in Kihei, a short drive from the resort are Safeway, Foodland and Star Market. The island also has a Costco, Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Sears.
There is never any shortage of things to do on Maui. The Shops at Wailea, Wailea Golf Club, Wailea Tennis Club and Makena Golf Club are within a five minute drive. The Kihei boat ramp is located 100 yards north of the property. Several of the tour operators for snorkeling and diving launch here. See Maui Dive Shop, Makena Coast Dive Charters, and Blue Water Rafting. Maalaea Harbor is a 20 minute drive, and from there you would get the fishing charters and sunset dinner cruises, or visit the Maui Ocean Center. The old whaling town of Lahaina is a 45 minute drive; from there you can ride on the Atlantis Submarine, or go for a boat trip with the Pacific Whale Foundation. Helicopter tours are available from the airport. See Blue Hawaiian Helicopters or Air Maui. Feeling adventurous? Try riding a bike down Mount Haleakala - Haleakala Bike Company. For exercise enthusiasts, there are a couple of gyms nearby – Powerhouse Gym, Valley Isle Fitness, and Pilates Maui. There is also an oceanfront yoga studio Maui Yoga Path right across the parking lot.
We think this property has the best location in Kihei!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
THIS IS A HAWAII TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATION GOVERNED BY HAWAII LAW. HAWAII TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES MUST BE PAID ON THE GROSS RENTS COLLECTED BY AN OPERATOR FROM ANY PERSON RENTING HAWAII TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS. HAWAII LAW ALSO PROVIDES FURTHER REQUIREMENTS OF A TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS OPERATOR. Hawaii State Tax# TA-172-182-7328-01 $95 cleaning fee will be applied to each reservation. Rates are for up to 2 adults and two children (18 and under). $10/nt fee per person applies if more than 2 adults in the unit. Maximum 4 people. Changes: There is no guarantee that changes can be accommodated - check first! Permissible changes within 48 hours of booking are free; Permissible changes after 48 hours of booking may result in a $25 fee.