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Ocean View Maui Condo Right Across from the Beach! 1 of 6 larger MK condos.

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,244 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 9 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)


Kindly consider our beautiful, spacious ocean-view Maui Kamaole condo, located on the sunny side of the island. We fell in love with Maui the first time we visited and we have been going back often ever since.

This gorgeous, newly-remodeled, air-conditioned condo is one of only six 1244 square-foot condos at Maui Kamaole! All other ground-floor condos are 850-1061 square feet. You can really tell the difference in the living room, which nearly twice as big as other 1-bedroom condos. The condo has two bath rooms, a newly-tiled private lanai with ocean-view & a private sunning porch off the bedroom. There is a comfortable, new king sized bed in the bedroom & a new queen sized sofa bed in the living room. Two fold-out cushion-style 'futons' & a fold-up playpen are also available. A 40', brand new HD flat screen LED TV with swivel mount can be viewed from anywhere in the living room and even from the lanai. The just-remodeled kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, garbage disposal, range, oven, dishwasher, blender, refrigerator and freezer plus all the dishes & utensils you will need. Barbecue grills are available at both pools & outside the condo. For your convenience and enjoyment the unit has a washer and dryer, 2 flat-screen TVs, free high speed & wireless Internet, DVD/CD player with bluetooth and phone with answering machine. Beach towels, beach chairs, coolers & boogie boards are all available for guest use, so pack light--this condo has everything you need!

See additional photos of the condo at the link below 'Owner Information.'

The air-conditioned condo is right across from the Kamaole III Beach Park & within walking distance of many shops and restaurants in Kihei and Wailea. Kamaole Beach was voted Kihei's top beach. Two sparkling pools and spas are available for your pleasure. Maui Kamaole is on the far south end of Kihei, right next to Wailea. Hi-rise buildings are not allowed on this side of the island. The condo is in a quiet area, so you will not be kept awake at night by noise and music from bars, restaurants or night owls that condos in central Kihei experience.

World-class, ocean-front golf courses are located nearby. Maui Kamaole has its own tennis courts on-site for your use. There are also public courts in Kihei. You can snorkel & dive in reefs & lava flows all along the coast in front of the condo. Turtles are EVERYWHERE! Learn to surf or stand-up paddle board at the Cove right in Kihei or drive to Paia or Hana to experience the big surf of the North Shore. Hike through thick bamboo forests with cascading waterfalls into fresh-water pools or take in the sunrise, sunset or moonscape at Haleakala Crater. Walk the ocean-front path that begins at the boat ramp in front of the condos & enjoy seasonal (winter/early spring) whale watching right from shore. The path stretches from the condo in South Kihei all along the beaches and Wailea resorts and ends at Polo Beach in Makena. Or simply relax at the condo and enjoy your own slice of Paradise. From the condo lanai (patio), we have watched whales breaching, boats sailing and outrigger canoeists paddling.

The beautiful Wailea Resorts & Shopping Village are nearby. Kihei has supermarkets, shops and restaurants, as well as a Farmer's Market selling local fruit and crafts. There are local grocery stores in Kihei plus Costco, a new Target, Wal-Mart and K-Mart near the airport. You will find excellent restaurants near the condo and all over the island. The resort hotels offer several gourmet restaurants. Or barbecue at the pool or condo & enjoy peaceful meals on the condo lanai.

Whatever you choose to do, or not do, you will love this spacious, beautiful, newly-remodeled, tropically decorated condo. Please contact me if you have questions or would like to book the condo.

Sincerely, Yvonne 'Sam'

PS-For many more photos of the condo & surrounding area, click on the link below 'Owner Information' (that says 'photos of our condo'). We just remodeled the kitchen and both bathrooms in October of 2015.

Our condo, when available, is discounted at least 5% off CRH published rates. All rates are subject to state taxes.

Payment of 50% of your total is due upon booking, with the balance due 60 days before your arrival. Deposit less $250 is refundable if canceled 60 days or more before arrival; less $500, 30-59 days; less 4 nights rent, 0-29 days. Exception: Christmas bookings. Bookings 12/16 to 1/6 require full payment due by 10/15 & are non-refundable unless condo can be re-rented. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Additional person $12; over standard occupancy (2).

Check in 3PM; check out 11 AM.

Our Hawaii Business License Tax # is TA # W40853500-01.

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Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Sam

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 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, 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 South Maui

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 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 in the winter and early spring. While we're drinking coffee and eating papayas on the newly-tiled 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.

We just returned from Maui, where we remodeled the kitchen and both bathrooms. It turned out beautiful, with quartz and quartzite countertops and mahogany cabinets. We can't wait to share it with you!


Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1244 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest bathroom has toilet & shower
  • Newly remodeled master bath is attached to the bedroom and has a full tub and shower. Guest bathroom has a shower. Just installed Verde Veccio quartzite counter in hallway bathroom and new countertop and vessel sink in master bathroom. Tropical decor and local art add to charm in bathrooms and throughout condo.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa sleeper + 2 cushion-style futons are available.
  • 1 brand new king bed in bedroom, 1 queen sofa-sleeper in living room, 2 single cushion-style futons, 1 fold-up baby crib. Newly remodeled bathroom off bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Pack light because this condo provides just about everything you will need to enjoy the island Paradise of Maui. We leave beach gear like towels, coolers, boogie boards, backpack beach chairs, sand toys, etc. in the closet for guest use. Enjoy the ocean-front walking path with seasonal (winter & early spring) whale watching that stretches from in front of the condo through Wailea and all the way to Makena. Hiking, mountain biking, zip lining, helicopter rides, sailing, cruises, an aquarium, world-class resorts and breathtaking views are all available for you enjoyment. The daily temperature doesn't vary much from 76-89 degrees, year round. A hat, sunglasses, swim suit, shorts, sun dress, sarong, sandals, light jacket/sweater/sweatshirt for evenings, sunscreen and a few t-shirts are about all you will need. We joke that you could arrive in Maui with nothing but a bit of cash & find everything you need at the ABC (convenience) store near the condo. Aloha!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Ocean View Maui Condo Right Across from the Beach! 1 of 6 larger MK condos.
average rating of 4.9 based on 50 reviews

Roomy and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful stay at your condo. We loved being able to see the ocean, the birds in the morning, and the overall quiet of the complex. The pool and jacuzzi are so close and convenient, but you can't hear pool activity from the condo, which is great! :) The beaches are accessible by an easy 5 minute walk, although we did explore other close by beaches and saw so many turtles on Maui this trip! And a 4' shark at Ulua Beach! Anyway, the spaciousness of the condo is nice as compared to hotel rooms where you always feel cramped, plus the kitchen is great with everything we needed. We loved our time at your condo and can't wait to come back one day!! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Julie, Mahalo for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed our spacious, quiet condo! We were there this past May & saw more turtles than ever before from the boat ramp in front of the condo at Kamaole III Beach Park to Kiawakapu Beach. We started carrying our snorkel gear wherever we walked, just so we could jump in whenever we wanted. They are amazing, docile creatures and we are so glad they are thriving on Maui! Thanks again for writing a review. We hope you can return soon to Maui. I get to go in December and I can't wait! Mahalo, Sam Sandmire
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Beautiful view of Maui

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and welcoming, loved the snacks left by the owners. Everyone was nice and friendly. This is a vacation we have saved for over a long period of time. This place meet all our expectations. Everything we needed for the beach was there and in good condition. Loved setting on the lanai and enjoying the view. It was an easy walk to the beach and restaurants. God blessed us with an amazing vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Brenda, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed our condo. We love sharing it with guests. We keep it well-stocked so you don't have to go out for every meal. It is so relaxing sitting on the lanai, eating papayas & drinking coffee in the morning. We also toast the sunset with drinks while my husband blows the conch shell. Glad you enjoyed the snacks upon arrival. We want to make sure you have something to start with in case you do not stop at the store on the way to the condo. Take care & thanks again for writing a review. Hope you can return to Maui soon! Sam Sandmire
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Evansville Indiana

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

You complex was very well maintained. Condo was very nice with up scale appliances lanai was spacious. Nice layout of the complex too. Seen whales with binoculars in condo. Furnishings were great and utensils we needed were there. The gift package you left was very nice too. Thanks for having soap bars for baths. Thanks for everything

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. That is awesome that you were able to watch from the lanai & see the whales breaching. We have been fortunate to also have that wonderful experience. Glad you enjoyed the welcome packet and that you found what you needed to be comfortable. We will visit next month & we can't wait! Hope you will be able to return again soon.
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As advertised

  • 5 of 5

My family and I throughly enjoyed our stay at Maui Kamaole. We liked the spaciousness of the unit as well as the access to the beach and walking trails. The unit was exactly as advertised. The lanai was our favorite place to hang out. The owner was gracious and promptly answered all of my questions. If you are planning a trip to Maui and considering this unit, you will not be disappointed. The pictures do not do the view justice, it is absolutely beautiful.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

A beautiful place to stay in South Maui

  • 5 of 5

We choose Sam's villa for our 10 day visit to South Maui in November/December 2016 after carefully researching the VRBO listings for South Maui. Based on the photos and the reviews it seemed like a great place to say - and it was! Sam was great both during the booking process and our stay, including getting back to us promptly.

The villa is just as described in other reviews and is exactly as per the photos on VRBO. It is beautifully remodelled and spacious, with a great view from the (quiet and private) lanai. We very much enjoyed sitting on the lanai for coffee in the mornings and for drinks in the evening at sunset. The grounds of Maui Kamaole are large and well maintained, and the upper pool in particular is beautiful. The Weber bbqs are very good and are well maintained.

We went for walks along the beach in the mornings, sometimes driving to a public beach south of the villa to add variety. We also used the villa as a base for playing golf in Wailea, Kihei and Pukilani - as well as exploring the island, including the drive to Hana. Dinner at Mama's Fish House in Paia was a special highlight. The Shops are Wailea are ok, but we preferred the Outlet Shops at Lahaina. Also we found the Safeway in Kihei to great for groceries, and better than the Times or Foodland stores in Kihei.

All in all, we had a great time at Sam's villa and would be happy to recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing a review. I am glad you enjoyed our spacious condo and the gorgeous ocean view. We walk along that beach and ocean-front path almost every morning when we are in Maui. And we have spent many Happy Hour sunsets on our lanai (patio) before heading to the pool/jacuzzi to grill dinner & relax in the water. Exploring Maui's beaches (there are about 100!) is one of our favorite things to do. Several beautiful beaches are within walking distance of the condo. We've got Kamaole III Beach right across from the condo, Kam II & I just north of us and Kiawakapu just south of the condo. We also enjoy Makena State Park's Big Beach & Little Beach, just a 10 minute drive from the condo. Mahalo again for taking the time to write a review. We love hearing from our guests. Aloha until your next visit!
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Burnaby, BC

Nice view, well equipped condo

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in your condo. There was everything we needed. The pull out couch was not very comfortable for my adult daughter but I have yet to find a pull out couch comfortable. A small price to pay to stay in paradise. Everything was very clean which we appreciated. We were happy to find the beach toys, etc. available for use. The furniture on the lanai was wonderful.

The owner was great to deal with! I would definately reccommemd this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for taking the time to write a review. I often sleep in the living room when I vacation with my parents. I prefer to sleep on the comfy, fold-up cushion-style "futon" right in front of the screen patio door so I can hear the waves at night. We have 2 of these futons available for guests who find sofa-sleepers uncomfortable. We are heading back to Maui soon and can't wait to enjoy that view again. Thanks again for writing a review. Aloha!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kahului, Maui OGG
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Five Palms
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wailea, Makena
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
5 Palms, Serenos
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kamaole III
Car: recommended

Hiking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), surfing, whale watching, aquarium


Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Fill-in Special! 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Aug. 25-Dec. 10, 2017
Aug 25 2017 - Dec 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Oct. 12-14 Fill-In Special
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Thanksgiving week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter/Early Spring 2018
Dec 20 2017 - Apr 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Spring, Summer, Fall 2018
Apr 20 2018 - Nov 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 25 2018
9 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Fall - Early Winter 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year Weeks 2018
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 1 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2019
Jan 2 2019 - Apr 19 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Spring/Summer/Fall 2019
Apr 20 2019 - Dec 19 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Insurance fee $15
Cleaning fee $110
Tax Rate 13.42%

Please call Sam at 208-859-0560 for current rates. We often run deeply discounted specials for fill-in dates. Rates are subject to change until booking occurs. Value season generally runs April 21-Dec. 21 and Winter season runs Dec. 21-April 20. If you want a guaranteed late checkout, the cost is half a night of lodging and must be arranged with Sam.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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