About the property
- Condo950 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 10 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
A quarter-mile-long crescent of safe, lifeguarded, sandy beach with gentle surf, flanked by dramatic rocky points teeming with tropical fish and turtles--where is this slice of paradise? Right across the street from your stylish and spacious 2-bedroom/2-bath condo! No need to load the family in the car: just grab the cooler, beach chairs and beach towels(all provided in your unit)and walk to some of the best swimming and snorkeling on Maui! Kamaole II Beach is one of only three lifeguarded, designated swimming beaches in Kihei; if you want to do more than gaze at the ocean from a distance, this is the place to be!
Unlike many rental units, the owners frequently stay here themselves, resulting in personal touches and thoughtful upgrades that will make you feel like an honored house guest. With a recent remodel, this very spacious unit is on the first floor (one up from ground floor) of the coveted D Building--an end unit with whispering palm fronds surrounding it and a peekaboo Western ocean view, plus exceptional privacy and quiet at the far end of the building.
The heart of the remodel is the gleaming kitchen, new in 2017, with its expansive granite counters and full granite backsplash, under-cabinet lighting, cherry cabinets outfitted with the latest features, all stainless steel appliances, and the new curved eating bar with stainless pendant lighting and added seating.
Newer carpeting and linens in the bedrooms (plus a new pillow top queen mattress) are complemented by new ceramic tile floors throughout the rest of the unit and designer paint set off by white millwork and six-panel interior doors. The kitchen is charmingly open to the living area, making entertaining irresistible, especially with the inclusion of the over-sized lanai open on two sides to the tropical breezes. The two bathrooms were luxuriously updated in 2011 to include designer tile and granite countertops. Four ceiling fans in bedrooms and living area keep those breezes moving, but there's also an air conditioner if needed. Halogen track lights add drama in the kitchen and gracious entry hall. In-unit washer/dryer keeps beachwear easily clean, and there is convenient access to the reserved parking just outside the door.
Newer twin beds in the second bedroom and a queen sofa sleeper in the living room add ample room for an extended family or two or three couples...room to sleep six if desired. A desk and cable hookup plus wi-fi offer space for your laptop connection to the complimentary high-speed internet service; flat-screen TV, DVD/VCR player and ipod docking station are provided for your additional pleasure...that is, if you can tear yourself away from the romantic tropical landscaping, two pools with barbecue grills, tennis court, and the five-minute stroll down to fabulous Kamaole II Beach and the nearby shops and restaurants.
Keywords: Kihei Akahi, vacation rental, family friendly, Kihei
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- Apr 23, 2018
About Jeanne Erdahl
That's me, with one of the grandchildren that instigated my purchase of a second, 2-bedrooom unit at Kihei Akahi...now my kids and grandkids can be there when I am, and I can cheer on their efforts at swimming across the pool and building the best sandcastle on the beach! My Mom and Dad started coming to Maui in the fifties, and, when I got to the point where I couldn't live without my Maui fix, I discovered they had already done all the work for me in identifying the best island and best beaches, and they are right here in Kihei!
Jeanne Erdahl purchased this Condo in 2007
Why Jeanne Erdahl chose Kihei
In all senses, it's just the best! The Kamaole Beaches are stellar (and have been voted as best beaches in the world by several different publications) because they are safe, lifeguarded, close to snorkeling, and superb for swimming. I can walk to the library, good grocery stores, many restaurants and shops-- they're all within a mile of Kihei Akahi. It's also close to upscale Wailea with its many golf courses and shops, but much more economical. Access into Kahului is all four-lane highway and goes direct to the airport...not an all-day trip as it can be from the Kaanapali/Kapalua area. And the micro climate? Let me just say that when it's raining on most of the rest of Maui, Kihei is usually still in the sunshine!
What makes this Condo unique
I love to be outdoors, and as a rest-of-the-year resident of the Seattle area, I also crave sunshine, sunsets, swimming and hiking. When winter rolls around in Washington, it seems like the sun doesn't rise until 9 and is setting again by 3 in the afternoon. That's just not enough daylight! When I'm in Kihei, I slow down, live every minute, glory in the birdsong, watch the whales cavort, become transfixed by the rhythm of the waves, smile at the little kids romping on the beach...and never even think of turning on the TV.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It was a great little condo in a nice location
Clean quiet and over all a great property
The condo was totally as advertised. It was very close to the action and the beach. It would be ideal for a family with kids. We were two couples and the twin beds were definitely not ideal...but would be just fine for kids. Jeanne (the owner) was wonderful to deal with and addressed a small concern we had with the dishwasher right away. The condo was very well equipped with everything you would need kitchen, pool, and beach wise.
Thank you Jeanne!
Outstanding on budget vacation spot
My only hesitation in sharing this is that we might not get a spot next time! Jeanne is a wonderful hostess and her summary is right on. We have two college-age children who shared the 2nd bedroom with twin beds. Great location in Kihei a < 5-minute walk down the complex to the beach. Lovely back condo in a quiet corner with everything you could ask for. Everything worked and we really enjoyed the gorgeous new kitchen. Comfy beds, beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. Beaches were awesome. The lanai was perfect and the birds were wonderful. Great shops nearby and a local market to supplement Safeway and Long’s Drug. We compared this to staying at a Wailea resort and saved enough money for us to get scuba certified and then some. While everyone wants an ocean view, this was awesome! Mahalo Jeanne. Till next time.
The Best place to stay in Maui
Kihei without a doubt, great place for all your needs restaurants, shops, pubs, beaches are fantastic, and most of all the people of Kihei are the best you will find on this earth.
Perfect location to everything you need on the SW side of Maui
Myself, husband, 3-year old daughter, mother and step father all stayed at this condo and we thought it was great. There was plenty of space in the common area for eating and hanging out. The kitchen was nice with lots of counter space. We used the grills (at the pool) two nights and that worked out well. They have the kitchen stocked with everything, including re-useable containers that we made use of every day on our various excursions. They have all the beach equipment you can dream of (including sun umbrellas, boogie board, sand toys, chairs, beach towels and more). You can walk to a beach, you can walk to restaurants, stores, grocery store and it is easy to access the major roads for exploring the island. There are two pools, we used the one closest to the condo nearly every day in the afternoon and it was perfect. We used the A/C a lot and after some creative placement of the fans, we were able to get the cooler air into the bedrooms. It takes a little work but it is possible. We came to Maui for a wedding in Wailea and we choose this place because it was so close to the venue and we wanted to stay in Kihei instead of Wailea. We are not into the resort scene. We were very happy with our choice of accommodations. We would stay here again and recommend this place to others.
We were really happy with our stay.
We really enjoyed the condo, the office staff were wonderful! The only problem with this condo was it could have been cleaned better before we arrived. It was close to anything you would need!
Thanks so much for your positive review and I have followed up with my housekeeping staff. We apologize for any oversight on the cleaning. They had a hospital emergency that day and had to bring in a new cleaner who was not familiar with their standards.
On island representative: Condominium Rentals Hawaii 808-879-2778 Hawaii Tax ID W01310490-2
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
RENTAL RATE DISCOUNTED 10% FOR ANY BACK-TO-BACK BOOKING! Please contact owner for firm quote for your exact dates. $300 deposit to confirm reservation, balance due 60 days in advance of arrival. Cancellation: $150 refund of deposit up to 60 days before arrival; thereafter, refund available only upon booking to another party. Early check-in or late check-out may be available at no extra charge