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Top Floor 180 Western View - Remodeled with Class, Maintained with Great Care

Kihei, HI, USA
  • Condo660 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 10 nights

Top floor, D Building, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

With whale-watching, sunsets, and swaying palm trees in between, this top-floor, one-bedroom unit has one of the best views in South Kihei. Located at the back of the complex, it is high up and has no street noise--only the rhythm of the surf washing up on beautiful Kamaole II Beach, just in front of the complex and a quick walk down the lushly landscaped drive. Safe for kids and novice swimmers, and one of only three life-guarded swimming beaches in Kihei, this pristine stretch of sand is backed by a park with restrooms and showers, and cradled by rocky points on either side where snorkelers may swim with tropical fish and sea turtles.

The unit's spectacular Western view encompasses the West Maui mountains, the islands of Lanai, Kahoolawe and Molokini, and continues on southward to the palms and golf courses of Wailea. Sunset is the event of the day year-around; from the comfortable swivel chairs at the bistro table on the lanai you will enjoy a clear view of the sun sinking into the Pacific, as well as the sounds of the conch-blowers and the whisper of the palm fronds as evening falls.

But here's the best part! The comfortable unit has recently undergone a high-end update, including solid maple cabinets, slab granite countertops with tile backsplash, new appliances, new furniture, carpets and decor, a queen Beautyrest bed in the bedroom plus queen sofa sleeper in the living room. Also included are a completely outfitted gourmet kitchen, computer desk with complimentary high-speed wireless internet access for your laptop, and free long distance calling to the Mainland and Canada. There's a flat screen TV/DVD, plus stereo and CD player, and even original artwork.

Beach chairs and beach towels, coolers and other fun amenities are provided for your convenience, as are all necessary linens and table decor.

Less than one block away is a wide selection of restaurants, shops, and small grocery stores--no need to get in your car several times a day. Whether you are looking for romance, adventure, or just relaxation, you will love the affordability, the location, and the tropical ambiance of this superb accommodation.

Keywords: Condo, Kihei, vacation rental, view, Kihei Akahi, D Building

Owner

Jeanne

Member Since 2008
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Jeanne

That's me welcoming my grandaughter on her second visit to Maui, an island with a good bit of my family's history intertwined. When my folks started coming to Hawaii in the 'fifties, they visited each island, then narrowed it to each location on Maui, and ended up in Kihei, just the best! Best access, best beaches, best weather, and nicest people. So when I decided I had to have a place of my own, they had done all the work for me! I have loved this location and my sweet condo with its large view for nearly 20 years now, remodeled it twice, and have a harder time every year dragging myself back to Seattle where my job is. But if I never left, I wouldn't be able to share it with all the wonderful guests I've welcomed over the years. I hope you will join them!

Jeanne purchased this Condo in 1991

Why Jeanne chose Kihei

It's simply 'no ka oi' - the best! Cleanest ocean water on Maui (no agriculture upcountry), sweetest outlook due west with outlying islands, best whale-watching, and safest swimming beaches in Kihei. Two-block walk to family restaurants and shops, easy access to Kahului and airport.

What makes this Condo unique

I love to be outdoors--whether it's hiking, swimming, suntanning, or watching sunsets. I hike across Haleakala every year (to make sure I can still do it!) and tell my guests about other wonderful places to explore in my guest book. I think there can't be more lovely nor safer swimming beaches than the Kamaole Beaches--no rocks, gentle surf, water as clear as glass and as caressing as silk. And I make new friends down around the pool and barbecue grills every time I visit, but I can always retreat to the peaceful surroundings of my top-floor eyrie to watch the sunset and comtemplate the beauty of this magical island.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 queen, Sofa in living room makes out to queensized bed
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Beautyrest pillowtop mattress,all new bedroom furniture
      • Ceiling fan plus tower portable fan. High windows provide ventilation with privacy

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Recently remodeled with granite counters and maple cabinetry, completely tiled tub enclosure with glass door. Tub/toilet area is compartmented - door closes off from vanity/sink area. Continuous quiet building vent fan keeps bathroom fresh.

      Location Type

        • Ocean View
          Excellent beach for swimming or snorkeling is right in front of complex - no need to drive.
        • Water View
          Spectacular 180 degree water view from Wailea and Molokini, including the outlying islands of Kahoolawe and Lanai, all the way around to West Maui. Facing due west for year-around unobstructed sunset

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Living Room
                      Comfortable sofa seats three, easy chair situated with good reading lamp.
                    • Broadband Access
                      DSL at built-in computer desk is plug and play and is free to guests
                    • Elevator
                      Top floor view unit
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Several sets of linens for both queen bed and sofabed, plus 6+ pillows
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      New stack unit with gas dryer
                    • Parking
                      Complimentary reserved parking space
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Additional open spaces for guest parking
                    • Telephone
                      Free local and long distance calls to Mainland and Canada plus answering machine.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath, hand and beach towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      New stack unit located within the unit
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Secure wireless connection for this unit also

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Owner is avid cook. Everything from a garlic press, juicers, mandoline, barbecue tools and a cocktail shaker to crab crackers and chopsticks available!
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Several complete sets of dishes and glasses to serve up to 8. Tray storage with cookie sheets, muffin tins, etc. Serveware for entertaining, unbreakable utensils for pool use.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Also toaster oven, blender, ice crusher, and fully outfitted gourmet kitchen.
                        • Microwave
                          Built-in above range with vent fan, convection ability.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic cleaning supplies, useful tools, several portable coolers, breadbaskets, etc.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          New high-BTU convection gas range with griddle insert, oven and warming drawer
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              Using 2 extra chairs from lanai, up to 6 can be seated at the glass-topped table. Ceiling fan provides gentle breeze throughout living space
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  Many books of local interest, plus both fiction and nonfiction selections
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  New 32' flat screen with built-in DVD player
                                • Toys
                                  Some sand toys

                                  Outside

                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Raised bistro table with padded swivel chairs to enjoy spectacular view without obstructions
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Commercial gas grills at each pool
                                    • Tennis
                                      Onsite tennis court may be booked at office for reserved play.

                                      Suitability

                                        • limited accessibility
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          No smoking within unit or on lanai.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Two pools with new tile and decking and ample sun chaises and small tables, as well as several dining tables and two commercial stainless steel gas grills at each pool.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Staff

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • luaus
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  Notes

                                                                    • On-island Property Manager - Condominium Rentals Hawaii. Hawaii State Tax I.D. #W01310490-01

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      31 Reviews

                                                                      Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great location & great place to stay

                                                                      Louis J.

                                                                      The 1-bedroom 6th-floor condo was very well equipped and very nicely furnitured. The balcony had one of the best views in Kihei -- where we could watch whales cavorting in the bay. There was an excellent beach just down the street, very pleasant walks along the water's edge, excellent well-priced restaurants nearby. The area was laid-back and uncongested (unlike the crowds at the fancy hotels nearby). We had a wonderful time and could not recommend this apartment more highly for a couple.

                                                                      Absolutely wonderful!

                                                                      Joye H.

                                                                      We are just home after spending 3 fantastic weeks at Kihei Akahi. We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and certainly were not disappointed. Jeanne's condo has everything you need for a great vacation. Very comfortable bed and the condo is tastefully furnished and decorated. The bathroom was well supplied with towels, the kitchen is very well equipped and you will find everything you need for the beach, including beach towels, chairs, umbrella & cooler. Kamaole Beach 2 is just a few minutes walk from the condo - we enjoyed walking and swimming first thing every morning. The lanai became our favourite place every morning for breakfast and in the evening for spectacular sunsets. What a view from the top floor! There are 2 swimming pools in the complex and they are very well maintained, as are the barbecues which are thoroughly cleaned every morning.

                                                                      The grounds are well maintained and the staff are very friendly. The condo is very close to restaurants & shopping. Be sure and check out the great bakery in The Dolphin Plaza!

                                                                      Kihei is centrally situated on Maui which is great for exploring other parts of the island. We rented a car and some of the places we went to were Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kapalua, the Maui Tropical Plantation and the Iao State Park. Wailea is just a few minutes away and we enjoyed the boardwalk there, especially in the evening and often stopped to listen to Hawaiian music outside the hotels. There is another boardwalk along Kaanapali Beach by the hotels. We took lots of pictures and have come home with great memories. We wouldn't hesitate to stay at this condo again and hope to return soon. Jeanne was great to communicate with and responded to our questions very quickly. Mahalo Jeanne!

                                                                      The Hannas, Ontario, Canada

                                                                      Perfect location and perfect host

                                                                      Inmaculada L.Santa Clara

                                                                      We spend one week in Maui with our kids, in this apartment. The apartment has everything you might need during your stay, and the location can't be better. Short distance to the main attractions, and a beautiful beach just in from of the condo. Besides, having the swimming pool with a BBQ makes it very convenient when you are tired after one long day in the island.

                                                                      I want to highlight how good Jeanne is!: she replies so fast to everything, gives very accurate information, and you can feel that she really cares about you, trying to make your stay as smooth as possible.

                                                                      If we go back to this great island, we would like to stay in the same place without a doubt.

                                                                      Home away from home in Paradise

                                                                      Don D.Canada

                                                                      Sitting on the lanai, drinking a cup of coffee, listening to the birds and watching the boats heading out to Molokini for the day. What a great way to start your day in paradise.

                                                                      This property was everything that we had hoped for...clean...well maintained...and outstanding views.

                                                                      The unit contained all that we needed to make this our "home away from home" for our stay. Jeanne (the owner) is very friendly, and accommodating. We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing staying on Maui. Beaches, restaurants, and shopping are all in close proximity to the Kihei Akahi. We look forward to when we may visit again.

                                                                      What a view!

                                                                      Dave H.White Rock, BC

                                                                      Jeanne's home was exactly as described in the listing. The view was amazing, we spent every evening on the lanai having dinner and later playing crib with snacks and a few cold ones. It was great to have a nice kitchen to cook in; all the necessary items were in there so we never had to 'make do'. The bed truly was the most comfortable I had ever slept in and made me want to replace our bed at home. The home was clean and well stocked with nice bath towels and beach towels and a great assortment of beach items in the closet to use.

                                                                      We will definitely be back to stay in Jeannne's wonderful home, probably sooner than originally planned.

                                                                      Great location, great view and wonderful facility management

                                                                      Jeff D.

                                                                      We had a wonderful time in Maui celebrating out 40th anniversary. Our unit had a great view and overall was fine, however, air conditioning should be a mandatory requirement in the late summer months. It was very hot and humid in our unit. We had friends staying in another unit in the same complex and they had their air on in the evening and could at least get a decent night's sleep. Not so in our unit. Their condo had been updated three years ago and was in much better condition than ours (broken toilet seat and the fan blades fell out of the ceiling fan). Fortunately we spent most of our time out and about, but it was uncomfortably hot and humid 95% of the time in the townhouse.

                                                                      Mahalo

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Aloha and our apologies for the two broken items. My husband and I had just checked out of the unit 4 days before your arrival and neither the fan nor the toilet seat were broken. Such things can happen anytime however, and all you would need to do, as explained in your Welcome Letter and on the flyer stand in the unit, was to immediately call the management company to rectify the problems.

                                                                      August is undeniably the warmest month on Maui. We chose to install the roll-down sunshade and supply extra portable fans as electric costs in Hawaii are the highest in the nation and an AC can add up to $10/day to the electric bill, defeating our effort to keep our nightly rates reasonable.

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Kihei, HI, USA

                                                                      Excellent snorkeling from rock points at both ends of beach in front of complex. World-class aquarium at Maalaea about 7 miles north, plus fantastic whale-watch boats hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation. Don't miss the Saturday 'Swap Meet' in Kahului (7 a.m. until 1 p.m.), best place for flowers, local fruit and veggies, shave-ice, and best prices on treasures to bring home.

                                                                      Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate
                                                                      14.42%

                                                                      RENTAL RATE DISCOUNT OF 10% FOR ANY BACK-TO-BACK BOOKING! Check in is 3 p.m., check out 11 a.m. Early check in or late check out may be available at no extra charge. $150 cancellation fee up to 60 days before arrival, thereafter, refund may be available only upon booking to another party.

                                                                      $114avg/night
                                                                      31 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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