Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)
Our family fell in love with Maui the first time we visited the island in the 80's. We've been coming back ever since. Over the years, we bought 6 condos & have gradually sold all but our favorite one, Maui Kamaole I-117. It has the best view, is the most private and quiet and is one of only 6 Maui Kamaole ground-floor condos with 1244 square feet. All other 1-bedroom condos have only 900 to 1061 square feet. The extra square footage allows our condo to have large, square rooms, whereas other MK units have smaller, narrower rooms. We visit a few times a year and rent the condo out the rest of the time. My parents enjoy walking on the beach and relaxing and reading at both pools and on the newly-tiled lanai, where they can look out at the ocean and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. My siblings, sons, nieces, nephews and I enjoy snorkeling, kayaking and diving all along the coast from the condo to LaParuz, surfing at the Cove in Kihei (and other surf spots around the island), boogie boarding and body surfing at Kamaole III beach, hiking throughout the island, sightseeing and shopping in Kihei, Wailea and Paia and exploring the island. As a family, we are scattered from coast to coast on the mainland, but we all look forward to wonderful family reunions in the Paradise that is Maui. We also rent out our family cabin on pristine Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho. National Geographic named McCall #1 secret ski town for light powder skiing and families. The VRBO # is 372615. Check it out if you are looking for a mountain lake or ski vacation. Yvonne 'Sam' Sandmire
Sam purchased this Condo in 1990
Why Sam chose Kihei
We wanted to be on the sunny side of the island, away from the high-rise hotels and rainy weather in Kanaapali/Lahaina. The beaches in South Kihei and Wailea are some of the best on the island (See Maui Revealed--a great visitors' guide to the island). We enjoy being close to restaurants and shops without being in a noisy city. We enjoy the snorkeling, boogie-boarding, surfing and whale watching right in Kihei and Wailea. We love the tropical pool, sand-bottom jacuzzi and on-site tennis courts. And we adore being in a quiet, ground floor condo with a lawn and beautiful view of the ocean and West Maui Mountains. We have looked at, owned and stayed in other condos, and ours is truly the nicest and most spacious we have seen in Kihei. We are fortunate to have bought one of only 6 ground-floor Maui Kamaole condos with the larger floor plan. Ours has as much square footage as the MK 2-bedroom condos and, because of the large, ground-floor lanai and lawn, actually offers MORE space than the 2-bedroom units! The sofa-sleeper (with new, comfy inflatable mattress) and cushion-style 'futons' provide more sleeping spaces, so Maui Kamaole I-117 was a no-brainer. Because Maui Kamaole has its own artesian well, the grounds are lush, tropical and immaculate. We love the morning calm. Just as the day begins to warm up in the afternoon, tropical breezes begin blowing to cool us off. We leave the windows open most of the time and rarely use the air-conditioning. The south end of Kihei is peaceful and quiet, yet within walking distance of shops and restaurants. We really feel like this is paradise.
What makes this Condo unique
The best part of our condo is the view, the spaciousness, the privacy and the location. We love waking up to a beautiful ocean view and taking walks along the beaches. We often see whales right from shore, and even from our own lanai in the winter and early spring. While we're drinking coffee and eating papayas on the lanai, the birds come begging for bread crumbs. Mornings are great for beaching it so we spend many hours snorkeling, boogie boarding, whale watching, body surfing, surfing and diving right in front of Maui Kamaole and all along the coast. Afternoons are for adventures--hiking to waterfalls, exploring the Haleakala crater, sea kayaking, tennis or golf. Shopping at the island-style boutiques and open markets is fun, too! Then it's happy hour on the lanai and barbecuing at the pool, bidding farewell to the sun with a blow of the conch shell as it sinks into the ocean (watch for the green flash), enjoying delicious island food in the condo and settling in for an early slumber so we can do it all over again the next day. We owned Maui Kamaole condos in the A and G buildings and have stayed in other Kihei condos, but we enjoyed the larger floor plan, spacious living room, gorgeous view and quiet privacy at MK I-117, so we kept this one and sold the others. We recently learned that I-117 is one of only six 1-bedroom Maui Kamaole condos with this larger floor plan. It has 1244 square feet, which is as big as the 2-bedroom condos at Maui Kamaole! The ground-floor lanai and expansive lawn creates even more space to enjoy, which is perfect for our extended family. In October of 2015, we remodeled the kitchen and both bathrooms. They turned out beautiful, with quartz and quartzite countertops and mahogany cabinets. In December of this year, we will replace the flooring in the living room and bedroom. We can't wait to share it with you!
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Maui Kamaole was the perfect stay for us in Maui!
Staying in a condo on Maui is the way to go! Having a washer/dryer, a full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, plus all the amenities really made it feel comfortable. We were able to use beach chairs, boogie boards and beach umbrellas that were stored there for our use. We enjoyed walking on the beach at sunset, driving up Haleakala volcano, snorkeling at Molokini crater, driving the road to Hana, and even tried paddle boarding. We will always remember how special our stay was. Thank you to the Sandmires, we really enjoyed our stay!
Thank you SO much for taking the time to write a review & for treating our condo like it was your own. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay & hope you will return soon!
We hope to go back
The unit was clean comfortable and convenient to grab things for the beach to go. Parking right outside the door was handy, everything we needed was there. Missing it already!
Mahalo for taking the time to review our condo. We were able to visit last month & had a blast. We love the convenience & the beach right across the road. We love snorkeling with the sea turtles along the shore just a block from our condo. Hope you can return soon!
Everything was absolutely wonderful.
My family had an awesome vacation at Sam's condo. We were so glad we decided to stay at a vrbo instead of a small hotel room. We felt like we were at home while on vacation. This place is a must stay if your considering it.
Can't wait to go back soon. Thanks Sam !! Larry Price
Mahalo for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed Maui & the condo. Hope you got to snorkel as the turtles love to hang out at the coastline just down from the condo. Glad you were able to spread out & feel at home. Hope you can return soon. Aloha!
Perfect location and Fabulous View!
This Maui condo is the best location because it's close to everything! We even took a Redline Raft snorkel excursion and the meeting place was right across the street early in the morning- it was perfect. You can walk or go running through the tree covered hills of Wailea, and there is one of our favorite Kamaole beaches right across the street. The place was clean and offers two great swimming pools and hot tubs. We hope to return soon!
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We’re glad you enjoyed the location. It is one of the many reason we chose to keep this condo. It is in a quiet area, but with excellent proximity to the beaches. Condos in the middle of Kihei do not share the peace and quiet of our condo on South Kihei, yet it’s just a short walk to restaurants, bars & shops. Thanks again for reviewing the condo. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Spacious condo near south side Kihei beaches
This property is spacious. It was clean and the kitchen was well stocked. The view of the ocean from the lanai was wonderful. The bed was comfortable The furniture, bed linens and bath towels are dated, however. It is showing its age and would benefit from a general updating.
The condo complex is not within easy walking distance to the Kamaole III beach. It is directly across from the Kihei boat launch. However it is a short drive to the beach and parking was generally easy to find.
It is a quiet property, the parking slot is closely situated to the condo, which is a nice benefit.
Mahalo Kathleen for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed the clean condo, the ocean view, the comfy bed, convenient parking, and the clean, quiet condo with well-stocked kitchen. I am heading to the condo next week to do some remodeling, including new flooring, new linens/towels/etc. I get there once or twice a year, so it is good to hear what needs replacing. I will update the condo site with new photos when the remodel is complete. We always walk to Kamaole III Beach Park so last time I was there, I counted & it was just under 300 of my steps. We keep "backpack" beach chairs with pouches for towels, etc. in the closets for guest use. Thanks again for taking the time to review the condo. We appreciate you!
Extra large unit
Sam was an accommodating host. Had a number of issues, and all were taken care of promptly. Larger unit than most in MK, and has wide patio, and nice grassy area for sunning if you don't want the pool noise. Had a Britta water filter in fridg, and washer/dryer in unit. Nicely updated baths and kitchen counters. Super comfortable master bed. Will be much nicer when flooring replaced this next few months. Easy walk to lower pool. Definately one of better 1 bedroom unit in MK, and we've been in quite a few. Highly recomend
Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and for taking the time to write a review. I leave in 10 days to go replace the carpet with beautiful flooring and I can't wait! Glad you enjoyed the condo, lawn, bed, lanai, etc. Thanks for your patience and understanding. We would LOVE to have you back any time in the future!
Hiking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), surfing, whale watching, aquarium