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JUNE SPECIAL $65/Night! Studio/Queen Bed/Sofa Sleeper/Sleeps 2-3

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Studio, Full Kitchen, 1 Bath, Free WiFi

This private studio condo is a great for Windsurfers, Kite boarders, or the Budget Minded.

This condo sleeps 4 people (one queen bed and pull-out sofa bed), and has a full kitchen with cooking accessories, full bathroom, and private lanai. Snorkle gear, boogie boards, and beach chairs are also available for your use.

The Complex has a pool and jacuzzi, gas barbecues, tennis court, and on site laundry facilities. The units are more like bedroom suites, with full kitchens and privacy.

You'll be staying right across the street (less than 5 minute walk) from Kalepolepo Beach and The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. With whale watching season from November to April, this is a prime location to watch mamas and their babies. It's a 5 minute drive from MaiPoina 'Oe La'u State Beach (Maui's 2nd most popular windsurfing beach), and 20 minute drive from Ho'Okipa Beach Park (most popular windsurfing/surfing beach).

You are about 20 minutes from Kahului Airport and centrally located in Kihei just North of the downtown area with many shopping areas, like Starbucks, Long's Drugs, Safeway Market, Times Market. Many beautiful beaches are just South in Wailea, Makena and La Perouse Bay. It's a 45 minute drive to historic Lahaina Town, Ka'anapali and the Kapalua resorts and beach areas.You're also only 30 minutes away from the start of the famous "ROAD to HANA."

Keywords: Queen Bed/Full Sleeper Sofa. Full Kitchen/Bath/Lani

More Details

Diana Rodrigues
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Diana Rodrigues

Our small Maui condo, isn't luxurious, and if you want room service, our place isn't for you! But if you are budget minded and would rather spend your money on Golfing, surfing, snorkeling, whale watching, dinner cruises, lauas, shopping, then our place is for you. Clean, comfortable, cozy and affordable. We feel comfortable in our little Maui paradise as you will.

Bob, Diana & Anthony


Diana Rodrigues purchased this studio in 2003

Why Diana Rodrigues chose South Maui

Timing was right in 2003 to purchase our condo in Maui. We fell in love with Maui on our first trip in 1999. Our second trip was in 2003, we rented in this complex and liked it. People were so friendly and helpful. There were several units for sale and we knew what they looked like, as they all look the same, studios, it is just how you decorate that makes the place homey and comfortable. So we purchased ours while on vacation.

What makes this studio unique

The complex is small, not massive and the people who live there are very friendly/helpful. You meet people from all over the world out at the barbacue! It is fun to talk to people while you are cooking your dinner. We often share what we are barbacuing with people we meet and talk to. The kids swim and the adults barbacue and talk.

I also love the feel of Kihei/Maui. Just a feeling I get when I arrive on the island. Some call it Mana! Not sure what it is called, but I love the feeling I have when I am there. And relaxed! When you are on the islands, it is ALOHA time. The locals are not in a hurry and it takes us about 2 days to wind down from our fast paced California lifestyle. But then we are in the spirit of the islands.

Guestbook comments from the owner


I don’t know how to thank you enough for making your comfortable and immaculate studio available to me and others to enjoy while vacationing in Maui.

I hesitate to rave too much, as often people and businesses will raise rates if their particular services or product is much in demand, but I would be remiss if I did not tell you how much I enjoyed my stay in Unit 113 Kihei Bay Surf.

Most important to me, the unit was immaculately clean, and I guess you have Jennifer to thank for doing such a good job for you. Out of appreciation I tried to leave the unit as clean as possible, without doing a professional cleaning myself.

Important to me, also, were the fact that the unit had plenty of light, particularly in the living room/bedroom area. I read a lot and loved the fact that there was sufficient light for reading as well as plenty of light overall.

As a “budget traveler”, I cooked all but one meal in the studio, and I found everything I needed for preparing my meals; just like I might have been at home.

I don’t watch much TV, but appreciated the fact that you provide a nice size television with excellent reception and plenty of cable channels available for those times when I wished to watch news, the visitor channel or other programming.

Also, I had asked you about the bed, and as you stated, I found the bed to be just perfect; not too soft nor too hard. Your choice of sheets and bedspread felt very comforting and homey.

Somehow you have created an atmosphere in your home where one feels immediately “at home” when first entering. I feel that you and I may be alike in many ways.

In future visits to Maui, I hope your unit will be available to me again. I see that you are booked up way in advance, but I am hoping that if I am able to visit again next May, (or maybe sooner) that your unit will be available. As long as I am able to visit Maui, it would be my wish to continue to enjoy your hospitality.

I will be happy to leave a much shorter version of this message in the guest comments, if you wish.


Penny M.
May 2011
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Kihei Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower with bathtub.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bed part of living area - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Studio Queen size Beds (1) Sleeps 2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

JUNE SPECIAL $65/Night! Studio/Queen Bed/Sofa Sleeper/Sleeps 2-3
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 46 reviews
Camden, ME

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Hi Diana,

Thanks so much for all your help as we made plans to visit Maui. We found your condo to be clean and to have everything we needed for our stay. The bed was very comfortable- very important for aging bones. And there was a great beach for long walks, watching for whales nearby. We spent a whole week snorkeling the beaches to the south of Kehei and loved being so close to them. I was impressed when you e-mailed us before our arrival to see when we'd be arriving, in an attempt to allow the folks who were staying there before us to stay later since they had a late flight. Not many folks would bend over backwards, changing cleaning schedules to help in this way. We definitely have your condo on our list of places to recommend to friends and to hopefully return to some day soon.

Jan & Bill

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 0

Great location!! Loved having comforts of home; fridge, stove, coolers & beach equipment to utilize

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed ourselves! My only gripes are the furnishing and linens are dated. Update the sofa bed (extremely uncomfortable) and freshen up the comforter, sheets and towels and you'd get a 5-star review!! Plus the condo smelled like someone had mopped with a dirty mop, but that's not the fault of the owner. Towels did not smell fresh either; we went out and bought our own towels.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small and homey - loved the property and the slight separation of the entry and bathroom area.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Diana's homey little studio in Kihei. The size was perfect for my wife and I - we stayed for 10 nights on our babymoon. The pool area was perfect and we made use of the excellent BBQ facilities more than once!

Location was great! We liked being in the middle of everything - not too far to Lahaina, Wailea, Kahului or just the main strip of beaches in Kihei.

Diana was very accommodating and helpful the whole booking process! Would definitely recommend to friends and hopefully coming back one day!

Thanks Diana!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best :)

  • 5 of 5

This was the absolute best. The room the being close to the beach was amazing. Look forward to coming back. Hoping to bring my daughter in December next visit.

Thank you


  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

We are a young couple traveling on a budget and had a fabulous three night stay in this condo. Very clean, very comfortable, and exactly as advertised. Diana was AMAZING about being in touch before hand with a lot of professional details and help, I felt like I was well-briefed and taken care of. The beach chairs were great and we watched a movie on the DVD player, perfect sized space to feel like you are at home, the bed was very comfortable, and clearly great pains are taken to keep the place clean. Since the bathroom is around the corner it also gives more privacy than a hotel room and it was great to have the full sized fridge and temperature control, and the beach right across the street! I could not be happier. We stayed in an airbnb afterward as well as a Lahaina Resort and still requested to come back to this one instead. I have been spoiled for what a vrbo should be like! The snorkeling was also literally 9 minutes down the road, great for an early push off. Thanks for the care you take.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Studio Near the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Maui. The place is exactly as described. It was perfect for our needs. We just wanted a place to make breakfast and sleep. We had no issues the 5 nights we were there. We would recommend this property to anyone who wants to be near the beach but on a budget.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
OGG/Kahului, Maui, Hawaii/20 minutes
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lahaina Ferry to Lani, Hi.
Nearest Point of Interest
Kihei Bay Surf
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Kihei Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June Special
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Monthly rate is $65/Night + Hawaii taxes (13.25%) and Cleaning Fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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