About the property
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- Minimum Stay5 - 8 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
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1200+sf 2BR/2BA luxury vacation resort condo decorated with exceptional style. Steps from the beach on Maui's sunny south shore in Kihei minutes from the Wailea resorts and shops.
From our lanai, we have panoramic ocean views spanning from the crescent island of Molokini, to Lanai, to the West Maui Mountains. See spectacular sunsets in a beautiful setting. During the winter months, watch whales while sitting on the lanai.
Maui Kamaole is a lush tropical complex with 2 pools, tennis court, and beautiful landscape on 23 acres.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
My husband and I live in Oregon. We both have a love of the ocean and we have purchased condos in great beach towns along the beautiful Columbia River. As a means of satisfying our desire to live near the water. Maui has always been at the top of our list of places we enjoy so it was natural for us to find a home on the island we have come to know so well. We definitely believe that 'Maui no ka oi' Maui is the best!
Owner purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Owner chose Kihei
We have always enjoyed the beaches of South Maui and fell in love with the beautiful grounds of Maui Kamaole. Even today, when I walk into H-208 I say WOW as I look at the view!
What makes this Condo unique
The sunsets are truly spectacular. The close proximity to one of the best snorkeling/family beaches is awesome. The property has 2 pools and a tennis court. It's within walking distance of restaurants and shops.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Ideally located. beautiful view!
the property was spacious and comfortable...well-outfitted kitchen!
We found the facility just as described and pictured. Very nice for 2 couples. Close to several beaches and restaurants. Seemed a little pricey but with what things cost in Maui it was acceptable.
Awesome Vacation Condo
Our Family of 6 enjoyed the spacious condo. Great views from the balcony lots of beach toys for the kids we had an awesome time and will be back again next year
very nice place, but too many glitches
We really looked forward to staying in this Maui condo. It was a special birthday for my friend - and we hadn't been to Maui in quite a few years. We like Kihei because we feel it's centrally located for everything we wanted to do on the island. The floor plan is perfect - two bedrooms, each having its own bathroom. One of the bedrooms is upstairs - which is also nice. A well-stocked kitchen and good sized living space, as well as a nice lanai with wonderful views. It comes stocked with snorkels, fins, umbrellas, beach chairs, water noodles, etc - really nice. It's a short 10-15 minute walk to good restaurants and shops - and great beaches are right across the street.
But here are the glitches. We had to wait until after 4 to enter the condo (check in time is 4PM) - the cleaning person was still in the unit. When she left, she pointed out that the clothes washer did not work (clothes and water were still in it) and it remained that way for our entire visit. After she left, we discovered that the lights in the downstairs bathroom and entry way did not work. The cleaning person came back the next day and couldn't get the lights to work either - so they stayed that way for our entire stay.
One day (not on check in or check out, but mid-visit) we had an unannounced, unexpected visit from a prospective buyer for the condo. We were never informed this could happen - and felt it was extremely unprofessional and an invasion of privacy.
Next, one night we arrived at the condo after dinner, only to find that we were locked out. It's a key-less entry with a number code. This wasn't the night before we checked out, but rather, mid-visit. Luckily, I had my phone with me and called the owner - who said the old code must have expired - then gave me another code that we used for the remainder of our stay. She did not apologize. I am not sure what would've happened had I not had my phone with me.
We caused no damage to the condo - and the owner has acknowledged that via a few communications via the VRBO site. However, it's been three weeks and she still has not returned my security deposit. This was an issue in another review of the condo. I contacted the owner several times - and she indicated it was her policy to return it after two weeks. By the way, VRBO indicated it was their policy to return it after 7 days. I have not heard back from the owner for some time now - and have had to contact VRBO to help resolve this issue.
This condo is very nice. It is exactly as depicted in the photos. The views west towards west Maui are great, especially the sunsets. These condos each have their own entry, so you are not having to walk along a hallway or have other people walking by outside your unit. There is a bit of noise from the road, but not at all intrusive and worth it for the view. The location at the southernmost part of Kihei was ideal for us, as it was quiet, and we had a car but it is a little bit of a walk to the main area of town. The kitchen is completely stocked with everything you could need, but make sure not to leave food out on the counter for any length of time as this will attract ants. They have a playpen and highchair if you have a little one, and all the beach stuff you could need. Of course, our 2 year old only needed a pail to have fun! We had a significant issue with the washing machine, the owner told me it was going to be replaced with a new unit after our stay, but I would confirm that or else not use it. We would stay there again.
Nice property but very poor customer service from the owner.
Maui Kamaole is a nice property and the location of this unit is good with a nice view of the ocean and just a short walk to get to the beach across the street. There were 4 adults in our group and the condo worked well for us over Thanksgiving, although with the loft design, it's not easy for people in the upstairs bedroom to sleep once anyone downstairs is up because of the light and noise. The condo was clean and pretty true to the photos, although the patio/balcony is much smaller than we expected. Just as soon as we arrived, a realtor showed up with a couple saying they had an appointment to look at the condo. This was a little awkward as we weren't told that the condo was actively for sale, nor that someone would be coming to look at it. But we were polite and let them in even though it wasn't convenient or necessarily comfortable. The toilet upstairs was broken and it appeared that someone had attempted to repair it with cello tape which didn't work. The chair in the upstairs bedroom was also broken when we arrived. Otherwise, everything else seemed to work ok. I sent a note to the owner while we were there to let her know but she never responded. We were out and about most of our visit so really just used the condo for sleeping and getting ready and it worked well. My initial interaction with the owner when setting up the rental agreement and my payment were good and she was responsive but has been completely unresponsive since then. I let her know that we left the unit in good condition (except for the items that were broken upon arrival) and inquired multiple times about the refund of the damage deposit and she has never responded. I have rented several times through VRBO and this is the first time I've had such a negative experience with an owner. It looks like I'll have to resort to legal action to try and get the refund that is due to me.
We are very proud owners and take pride and try our best to provide a beautiful and memorable experience for our guests. As owners we found it very discouraging and heartbreaking to see someone try to hurt us like this.
Our check-in time is 4 pm, check-out is 11 am. We made prior arrangements to show our property way before our guest's arrival. However they checked in way earlier than the check-in time allowed even though they were specifically told not to do so. Our normal procedure upon guests departures is to have our housekeeping staffs do a thorough assessment for damages and report their findings to us immediately. We want to make sure the next guests arrive to a very clean, fully functioning and damage free condo. Unfortunately some guests cause damages but they don't want to report it or wait for the last minute to report it prior to their departure but often tend to blame prior guest in order to prevent anything withheld from their damage deposit. It's sad but it happens and these guest were refunded their full damage deposit in spite of the damages they caused. Our policy is to refund the deposits within 14 days from the guest's departure but due to we are being out of the country for a while at that time and there was also a time difference, the money was refunded 4 days late. Regarding the loft, it's actually a separate area that's very private, peaceful, quiet and nothing to cause disturbances. Our patio is very large with panoramic ocean views, stunning sunsets! has nice comfortable patio furniture and can accommodate at least 6 people but these guests only have 4. So it's more than sufficient for the 4 of them. Sometime It is very hard to determine the quality and honesty of people as you never meet them which is a disadvantage. But most of the time people are very nice and descent but occasionally it's hard to avoid some aren't. Sadly enough there are some people who will never be happy no matter what you do and how hard you try. Over the years our guests have consistently give us 5 stars reviews and we will continue to provide the best service possible to our guests. We are hoping you will let your own experience staying with us reveal the truth. Happy traveling!
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