Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Kevin & Gayla Conway
About Kevin & Gayla Conway
Kevin & Gayla Conway We have been married for 33 years and have 2 grown children, and the sweetest little 5year old and 14 month old granddaughters. Since first visiting Maui on our honeymoon, Maui has been our true love. We visit as often as we can.
Kevin & Gayla Conway purchased this Condo in 2002
Why Kevin & Gayla Conway chose Kihei
We had stayed in the Kihei Akahi 3 times before we purchased there. We loved the location. When the opportunity came up we purchased a condo there. We have always enjoyed staying in our Maui home and are very happy to share our home with our guests.
What makes this Condo unique
The very best benefit of our condo is location, location, location. We are across the street from one of the best beaches in Kihei, Kamaole Beach II. We are walking distance from several gift shops, clothing stores, an Ice Cream Parlour, and restaurants. We are also only 1 mile from Wailea, where you will find the very large outdoor Mall of The Shops At Wailea. Our condo has a home-like tropical decor and nothing is more relaxing than sitting on the lanai with a Mai Tai gazing at the ocean view.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great location In a Kihei, easy beach access, condo units easily accessible.
The complex property is nice. Pool, tennis courts, BBQ areas, easy parking. The unit itself has great ocean views from the balcony, great place to have coffee/breakfast in the morning. The condo has plenty of kitchen ware, pans, utensils etc... Bed is comfortable.
I would love to stay here again as it is a great location, the property is beautiful and useful, the view is spectacular! I would just ask that it is really looked after better with better dusting and cleaning performed.
2 complaints I have are not against the condo itself but against whoever cleans the property between rentals. I am not a clean freak per say, but I do expect things to be dusted and well taken care of. The furniture in the unit is very nice, but everything had a layer of dust on it that had been that way for quite some time like picture frames, bathroom towel holders, ledges etc.... I like a dust free atmosphere. The fans that were in the unit were in need of a cleaning. The fans had so much dust on them it was hard to feel comfortable running them. It would be very hard for a person with serious allergies to use them at all. All places we have stayed in Maui, as it is a yearly trip, have had things in the unit like sunscreen, coffee, spices, condiments, things that make store trips expensive and that you barely use when on a trip to make meals or simply enjoy a nice cup of coffee without breaking the bank and then leaving the spices, coffee creamer, sunscreen behind. I felt like the person cleaning benefitted from items left behind as I feel they are probably removed from the property and not much cleaning is done.
We are regretful the condo was not up to the standard that it normally is. When we spoke to our housekeeper, she was extremely apologetic when she had checked the condo right after the guest had departed. She explained she had not stopped by to check her employee’s work due to her own illness the day it was cleaned, and stated it certainly wouldn’t happen again. Nor has it actually happened before. We have had our housekeeper for 15 years, and trust her implicitly. We do encourage our cleaners to take whatever perishables are left., but we do not feel these are being removed at the expense of cleaning properly. I have never experienced having spices and sunscreen provided at the rentals we stay at, but I will be questioning other owners to see what their practices are.
Our first impression of Gayla & Kevin’s condo at the Kihei Akahi was positive, as the unit was sparkling clean. And our experience over our week reinforced our good fortune to have chosen this condo! It was perfect for my husband & I! It has all the comforts of home - a fully stocked kitchen, good books to read, & beach supplies, including beach chairs, beach towels, noodles, & boogie boards! The Maui guidebook, Maui Revealed, was the best! The unit has a spacious feel. The building is well constructed. We hardly heard any sounds from our next door, above or below neighbours. The bedroom has a long mirrored closet with plenty of cupboard space, hangers, & room for clothes(& suitcases). There is also a dresser with lots of drawers for folded clothing. Most importantly, there is a comfy king bed with a great mattress topper. Even though I have joint pain, I had no problem with sleeping. The one issue, is noise from the elevator, which the bedroom is next to. As I wear ear plugs, I did not hear a thing, but my husband took himself off to the couch a couple of times, which he found quite comfortable. The toilet, bathtub & shower are in a separate room, so the bathroom area is functional. There is a decent amount of space for toiletries. The fabulous shower head gave one of the best showers I have ever had! The kitchen is very well equipped. No shortage of amenities with this condo rental!! There are numerous place settings, so you do not run out of dishes after one snack or meal, a plus! I was very pleased with kitchen supplies. There are several salad bowls, many utensils, including several spatulas! Not only are there paper towels and dish soap, but tin foil, plastic wrap & some spices. What a pleasant treat! And the dishwasher works well. There is an air conditioner available but we found the fans & the cross breeze kept us cool. Having a washer & dryer was a big plus, & laundry detergent & stain remover were provided. The living/dining room was both comfortable & functional. We enjoyed the large glass dining room table for 4 with comfy chairs. The flat screen TV gave us plenty of entertainment & the comfy couch provided hours of relaxation. We also appreciated the Hawaiian music CDs! A highlight of our mornings was coffee on the lanai with its table & chairs & a pretty view of the ocean. In the evening we could watch the sunset from there. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We have stayed in condos all around the world & this is one of the best.
Mila, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our condo. We sincerely appreciate the the warm review. Although we don't have a problem of the noise outside the bedroom window during our 2 visits during each year, we do plan to install double pane windows when we can afford it, hoping that will help anyone that does experience an issue.
Mahalo, and Aloha to you. Hope you come back to visit again.
The property was perfect for our week long stay.
My daughter and I shared the bedroom. There is a long mirrored closet with plenty of room and hangers for our clothes. Also a dresser for folded clothing. The bed was very comfortable. My daughters girlfriend slept on the pullout couch/bed in the living room and she said it was also quite comfortable. The three of us shared the 1 bathroom and it worked out well for us. The view from the lanai is of the garden, the walk from the 3rd floor to the beach across the street is only a couple of minutes. The beach is beautiful and we swam with the sea turtles and watched the beautiful sunsets. Their are restaurants, ice cream shops, gift and clothing shops all within walking distance. The kitchen is small but we only had a few breakfast items and fruit/snacks at the condo. We were generally only there in the morning and around bed time anyway because we were off on our excursions around the island most of the time.
Thank you Kevin and Gayla for sharing your vacation home with us! It was a college graduation gift from mother to daughter and we brought along her best friend too. All of us had a wonderful time! I’d like to stay again with my husband sometime. 💕�
This convenient location was perfect for us! Had that smaller resort feel in the neighboring areas, was easy to find everything, beach was close as promised and the unit was clean, access was easy and fully equipped. It was more equipped than we thought, when the prior vacationer brought back even more beach supplies they forgot to leave behind after they left for their stay.
Thanks so much Teresia. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo. We are always striving to add to the amenities at our place.
Good condo at a good price. Great view from the balcony. Washer and dryer big plus.
The beach was awesome, from watching whales jumps out of the water, sea turtles actually petted a couple and then found out your not suppose too and great for walking. Plenty of stores and restaurants within walking distance. About 20 minutes to the road to Hana a must do.
Thanks so much for the review. The beach, the view and convenience of the location we feel makes our condo stand out. Glad you enjoyed it.
Good condo, great location
Overall, we had a positive experience in this condo and would recommend it for 1-2 people who have no issues sleeping on an uncomfortable bed and/or are not easily woken from sleep by elevator noises or people speaking. The sofa bed in the living room was pretty uncomfortable (a bit of an understatement) and made sleep difficult. The bedroom which has a comfortable bed is right next to the elevator so all conversations can be easily heard and folks can become very chatty while waiting for the elevator. This occurs at all hours and so uninterrupted sleep is not possible. Other than the sleep issues (which were a big deal for us on a vacation where we were hoping to catch up on sleep), the condo itself was fine and we found everything we needed. As others have noted before, the carpet is worn, the furniture and decorations a bit dated, but the price is reasonable and the location really great.
We do agree the hide a bed is not as comfortable as a real bed which is why we will be replacing the mattress on our up coming trip a few weeks from now, although I don't believe there are very many comfortable hide a beds, but we will do our best to find one. We do understand that some light sleepers do have a problem with the elevator outside the condo, and we are sorry this guest did have a problem sleeping. In12 years there is many guests that do not have that problem. It truthfully can be just a percentage of the other guests in the condo complex being thoughtless and inconsiderate while waiting for the elevator, and on another stay the guest in our condo has no issues of noise.