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Lovely Tropical Retreat! Spotless and Amazingly Well Equipped. from $595 a Week

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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

E komo mai meke aloha kakou!

Here’s a little “talk story” about our condo in the Maui Vista. We hope it will give you an accurate picture of our Maui home and help you make the best decision for your vacation.

We recently had guests who split their Maui vacation between our condo and another in the Maui Vista complex. When our guests returned home, they wrote us to say that, even though the other unit had just been remodeled and everything was brand new, they wished that they had been able to spend their entire vacation in our unit. He wrote “There is something magical about your condo. We loved it! We were comfortable and relaxed and had everything we needed and then some. We will be back!”

That seems to sum it up pretty well.

This condo is a magical place. It has good vibes, I think because it seems to draw exceptionally wonderful guests who leave the imprint of their happy memories and love of the islands for everyone who follows.

We do take very good care of the condo and keep it updated. In June 2015, we bought a new sofa sleeper - it's a commercial frame and does not have that uncomfortable bar in the middle - and had the dining chairs upholstered to match. We also installed a fan in the living room. A year before, in June 2014, we removed the popcorn ceiling - it looks so nice! We replaced the interior doors with raised six-panel ones and new hardware. We replaced the bedroom dresser and night stands (now we have night chests - more drawers for storage, helpful for guests who stay longer), and we bought a new living room air conditioner.

In addition to the June 2015 and 2014 upgrades, in 2013 we added new tile flooring; a new vanity, vanity top, faucet, and towel bars; solid thermal pane windows that replaced the drafty louvered ones (and help keep the unit very quiet); and a new mattress, springs and bed (headboard and frame); and in 2012, replaced the carpet. We personally “visit” at least three times a year to restock and replace items that need replacing, clean the carpets and every little corner in the unit, touch up the paint, and organize cupboards and linens to our standards. (Some people think we are on vacation! Not so!)

As you can tell from the reviews, you will have every supply that we can think of; but I still need to tell you that the pillows are really good – and there are two down ones for those like me who use down pillows. You will also find an exceptionally clean condo; our managers send a re-inspector before each guest arrives to be certain that the housekeepers have done their usual outstanding job.

People do ask us why we keep our rates so reasonable. It's because we very much want you to have a wonderful vacation that doesn’t break your personal bank. We used to live on the mainland and struggled every vacation to find a balance between the money we spent and the value we received on our Maui vacations. We found that we were able to have a wonderful vacation and manage our resources if we prepared many of our own meals (we brought many of our own supplies and kitchen gadgets and consequently learned to supply this condo with those items) and stayed at condos where we didn’t have to pay $15 or $20 a night for parking. We became hooked on condo vacationing, especially in wonderful Kihei.

Other information you might want to know: We are located on the second floor of building one, unit 1225. It’s an end unit and consequently is a little larger than most one bedroom units and has air conditioners in the living room and the bedroom. We have both a hide-a-bed and a queen Aerobed, the two layer kind with a headboard. We also have an infant play n pack and a portable bed for a small child.We have electronic locks, the combination of which is changed for each new guest. We don’t charge you a fee if you pay by credit card and we don’t charge a cleaning fee if you stay four nights or longer. We also don’t require that you purchase damage insurance because we have never had guests who have damaged the unit. The Maui Vista does not have a resort fee or a check in fee. We do have professional managers, Maui Condo and Home, 800-822-4409, available 24/7 to handle issues that you might have. (Hawaii law requires that we have an on-island representative and we live on the Big Island) Maui Condo also handles financial transactions (that don't go through VRBO) for us. They do charge a $40 booking fee to our guests.

Of course you have access to the pools, barbecues, and the tennis courts at the Maui Vista, and are just steps from Charlie Young Beach, one of the best beaches on the island. Just grab the beach chairs, the umbrella, beach towels and cooler and, in fewer than five minutes, you're on the beach!

Try us, you won’t be disappointed.

A hui hou,
Nancy and Stafford
Hawaii tax ID #40884910-01



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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 605 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Yes, there is an elevator

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Queen Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) and Queen Aerobed (1) Portable child's bed (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Free long distance to US and Canada, free high speed internet; wireless router...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    One in living room; one in bedroom...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    No charge for our guests...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Yes, there is an elevator...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    No cost parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of bath towels and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, including a rice cooker, coffee grinder, and a blender....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Foil, Glad Wrap, napkins, paper towels, spices and herbs, coffee creamer, tea, sugar....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 16 - Dec 15, 2016
4 night min stay
$90
$595 $2,400
High Season
Dec 16 - Dec 23, 2016
4 night min stay
$100
$675
Christmas Week
Dec 24 - Dec 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$805
High Season
Dec 31 - Apr 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$100
$675 $2,700
Low Season
Apr 16 - Dec 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$92
$610 $2,400
High Season
Dec 16 - Dec 22, 2017
5 night min stay
$100
$675 $2,700
Christmas Week
Dec 23 - Dec 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$840
High Season
Dec 31 - Apr 15, 2018
4 night min stay
$100
$680 $2,700
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$92
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Mangers Fee $40
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

Optional travel insurance is available through our managers.

There is no cleaning fee for stays of four nights or longer.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Aloha! We're Hawaii residents - we live in Keaau, Big Island, just south of Hilo Town. We moved here from the Seattle area (go Mariners!) a few years ago. Stafford is retired, or as retired as one can be when managing an acre of yard, fruit trees, and pineapples in Hawaii. Nancy works part time on a suicide prevention grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii and occasionally teaches professional development classes (It feels like more than occasionally lately!). We love Maui, it's our favorite vacation spot. We bought this condo to enjoy ourselves and to share with friends, ohana, and you.

Why the Owner Chose Kihei, HI, USA:
We bought at the Vista because we love sunny Kihei, the grounds are beautiful, the cost to buy and consequently to rent to you was reasonable, and the beaches are oh so close. We are lucky to have an excellent AOAO manager, security is very good (and very quiet at night), and there's plenty of free parking.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Unique benefits? We are welcoming you into our home and provide for your comfort with this in mind. You will be comfortable and feel like you are coming home at the end of your glorious Maui day.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • New sleeper sofa, June 2015

    New sleeper sofa, June 2015

  • Another view of the sofa

    Another view of the sofa

  • New fan, ceiling without popcorn, kitchen

    New fan, ceiling without popcorn, kitchen

  • Bathroom vanity.

    Bathroom vanity.

  • Bedroom (you knew that, yes?)

    Bedroom (you knew that, yes?)

  • Another view of the bedroom.

    Another view of the bedroom.

  • Beach towels, beach chairs,  shopping bags and beach bags, cooler, umbrella.

    Beach towels, beach chairs, shopping bags and beach bags, cooler, umbrella.

  • Spices and herbs

    Spices and herbs

  • Glasses

    Glasses

  • A closer look.

    A closer look.

  • Barbecue grills, two for each building (we have utensils)

    Barbecue grills, two for each building (we have utensils)

  • Charlie Young beach, just across the street

    Charlie Young beach, just across the street

  • Dining set and tv

    Dining set and tv

  • Kitchen with granite counters.

    Kitchen with granite counters.

  • Hall to bathroom, bedroom, and outside door.  New tile floor, August 2013.

    Hall to bathroom, bedroom, and outside door. New tile floor, August 2013.

  • Tub/shower.

    Tub/shower.

  • Dresser with DVD/VHS player and small TV.

    Dresser with DVD/VHS player and small TV.

  • View from outside of the bedroom.  New doors!

    View from outside of the bedroom. New doors!

  • Always lots of supplies.

    Always lots of supplies.

  • Dishes

    Dishes

  • Lanai - just a peek at the ocean.

    Lanai - just a peek at the ocean.

  • The deck from outside.

    The deck from outside.

  • Pool one (of three)

    Pool one (of three)

VRBO #212558

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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