About the property
- Condo1214 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 14 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Welcome to Maui Kamaole (MK). This modern, low-rise, low-density complex consists of 13 two story units spread over 23 beautifully landscaped acres and is considered to be one of Maui’s premier condominium resorts. It is the highest rated condo in Kihei in the 2018 AAA Tour Guide, a 3 Diamond rating. The resort is meticulously maintained and beautifully landscaped. By far the nicest resort in Kihei.
It has 2 pools/2Jacuzzis, 2 tennis courts and many BBQ areas. All of the first floor units are one BR units (except a few which have converted a den to a 2nd BR) and all of the second floor units like ours have 2 BR’s. Most of the 2 BR units (114 of 158 = 72%) are ~1052 sq ft of living space with the remainder a little over 1200 sq ft. Ours is one of the larger units + significantly (~20%) larger Lanais. The 20% larger units provide a more comfortable stay. If a listing doesn’t mention its size, it is surely a smaller unit.
The location of Maui Kamaole in sunny south Kihei is ideal. It is an upscale property that bridges the casual charm of Kihei and the elegance of the many 5* resorts in Wailea just two blocks away. It is close to the restaurants, shops and the championship golf courses of Wailea and Makena. The spectacular Wailea Ocean Walking Trail is a short walk south. Across the street is one of Maui’s finest beaches, Kamaole Beach Park III, with picnic areas and a beautiful sandy beach where you can swim, snorkel, boogie board, surf or just relax in the sun or under one of the many shade trees. Lots of turtles frequent the waters around this beach. Kahului Airport is only 25 minutes away. The resort offers an on-site check-in agent with concierge services with brochures of activities and restaurants.
When we purchased this non-smoking unit in mid-November of 2009, it was totally empty, allowing us to designer decorate and furnish it with all new items. We completed furnishing the unit in May 2010 and performed additional yearly upgrades with the latest in August 2017. This year in addition to replenishing items having minor wear and touching up the paint and carpet cleaning several times we upgraded all the A/C units. More on this later. Unlike most units which advertise HDTV, but have small size TV's and don't subscribe to HD cable, we have both HD cable and a HD DVR. We have recently upgraded to a new 55" Panasonic HDTV for the great room, a 52" Sharp HDTV to the master BR and a 37" HDTV to the other master BR. Our smallest TV is now larger than most units big TV. We also replaced the old refrigerator with a new larger Stainless Steel Refrigerator and replaced the very noisy dishwasher with a very quiet top of the line Kenmore Elite. We also continue to replace older equipment with new ones and perform thorough semi-annual maintenance to help ensure a trouble free vacation for our renters. For example we just replaced all the A/C's, the hot water heater. We also clean all drains, touch up all paint and replace any worn sports or b and the kitchen faucet and service all equipment at least twice a year. I am confident you won't find any other unit with as much beach, sports equipment and kids toys as our unit provides. See our photos and many reviews to confirm this is not just idle talk.
Unlike most MK units built in the late ‘80s, this unit was completed in 2002, and lived in only 2 months per year until Jan 2010. Many units say that they have been remodeled, most don’t say when! This unit has 2 Master Bedroom Suites and has been newly painted, carpeted and designer furnished and appointed with all the comforts of home. It is in a quiet location with very convenient parking. It has three private lanais. The main lanai, with a large retractable motorized awning (less than 30% of the 2BR units have this item - without shade the Main Lanai becomes useless during the day as the sun is just too hot - again see our photos to see how much shade this provides), provides a view of the lovely gardens, the ocean to the west and spectacular sunsets. The unit is close to the nicer of the two pools (the tropical pool), and close to the two tennis courts and it is away from the noise of the very busy Kihei Road.
The great room is open, spacious and bright. It includes living room, dining area and kitchen. Features that set our unit apart from most other MK units include:
· Totally refurbished including new carpeting, all new Black Label Beautyrest beds, new bedding and all new furniture and kitchenware, and all new appliances except the oven/range
· The main spacious private lanai has a motorized 8 x 18 ft retractable awning to allow comfortable seating on even the hottest days. It has a patio table that will seat 6 and a comfortable chaise lounge.
· Three 1080P LCD HDTV’s including a 55 in Panasonic in the great room, a 52” Sharp in one master BR and a 37” in the downstairs master BR, and a third 37 in HDTV in the second master bedroom. Unlike most units which have at most basic cable package with few if any HD channels, we have a new Digital Video Recorder (DVR) recorder and over 300 channels of TV, including 35+ in full HD. Most condos provide analog service only (Why have HDTV with no HD channels)? With the DVR you can also record your favorite shows while you are out at the beach or doing other activities.
· A Sony PlayStation 3 with 6 PS3 games and 110 stored HD movies and a BluRay HD DVD player
· An additional Sony DVD player with an additional library of 80+ movies on DVD and 45 music CD's. Includes whale watching DVD, a date disc with hundreds of identified local fish photos +a CD for car use which narrates the Road to Hana.
· High speed secure wireless internet (WiFi) as well as an Ethernet port.
· Two stereo's (one with IPod/IPhone docking station) and one with an MP3 player input with a large library of CDs (45+), including a good Hawaiian music library.
· A safe to secure your valuables
· A supply of books, guidebooks, jigsaw puzzles and games.
. 2 porta-cribs, baby swing, baby bath tub and two Booster chairs for young children, with trays to make them like a high chair.
· Most MK units have window type A/C units that are noisy. Our BR’s are cooled by a new in 2017 split ultra quiet A/C unit where the noisy compressor and condenser are outside, making for a much quieter system.
· Our sports utility closet is truly exceptional, greatly exceeding most if not all other condos. We have provided 6+ beach towels, 15+ sets of snorkels/masks/fins, 5 boogie boards, 6 sets of various size beach shoes, 4 noodles, 6 quality beach chairs, 3 beach umbrellas + 1 beach tent, lots of beach toys for kids & toddlers, 5 tennis and 3 badminton rackets, 4 beach SmashBall racquets, Frisbees, 5 different size ice chests and a full size backpack for serious hikers.
· There is a wireless telephone/answering machine with free local and long distance service (US, Canada and Mexico).
The fully equipped kitchen has a coffeemaker, blender, mixer, waffle iron, Wok, toaster oven and rice maker as well as all new dinnerware, glasses, pots/pans and utensils. Glasses includes sets for white wine, red wine, champagne, martinis and Mai Tai's.
The dining set seats 6+ and there is also a large 6 person table for dining on the lanai while you are watching the great sunsets. Of course there are also amenities such as a hair dryer, washer/dryer, iron and ironing board, etc.
The upstairs Master Suite is beautifully appointed with a King-size bed, 52 ”flat screen HDTV with remote control and DVD player, and private shaded atrium. We added a door to the upstairs MBR to make in easier to keep cool and add privacy. The bathroom has a spacious shower and twin sinks. The main level Master Suite has 2 twin beds, which can be converted to a king bed, if you prefer, and a 37 in HDTV. Both bedrooms have black out drapes which allow you to sleep in, most condos have just sheer drapes. The bathroom has a tub/shower and the stacked washer/dryer. A queen size sofa sleeper (with optional foam topper), inflatable queen bed, a 6" twin sleeping mat and two portacribs are also provided. ALL THE BEDS ARE NEW AND COMFORTABLE!! Bedding and linens are luxurious and comfortable.
We have tried to think of everything to make your stay (and ours) comfortable and memorable. As the locals say, “Maui no ka oi” or Maui is the best!
In comparing our unit to others here are some of the big differences:
o 70+% of the 2 BR units are ~20% smaller
o Less than 30% have a retractable awning to keep the patio cool
o We have a dining table that sits 6 inside and another 6 seater on the patio. Most have tables that only sit 4
o All of our furnishings are upscale and really nice, not 'Rental Unit' quality. Look closely at our photos vs those of other units.
o We provide real glassware with glasses for red & white wine, champagne, martini's etc. All kitchen utensils and silverware are of high quality with knives that are kept sharp
o We have a full size washer and dryer, 3X the capacity of other units, making doing wash much faster
o We have 3 HDTV's (55, 52 and 37 inch) making for more pleasant viewing. The 55 in is set up to allow you to preview all your photos and is connected to the internet and has a Digital Video Recorder to allow you to record shows and watch them later. All TV's have a DVD player (2 are BluRay)
o We have a large library (190) of kid and adult movies, all in HD
o We have a large music library featuring Hawaiian music
o We have a Playstation 3 to play games and BlueRay DVD's
o We have a huge collection of snorkel gear, boogie boards, ice chests, beach toys, tennis racquets, etc to help you enjoy your stay with no additional cost
o We have lots of infant and toddler items like a 2 portable cribs, baby swing, 2 high chairs, kids toys, kids movies, etc
o Everything is tastefully designed and decorated
o Everything is kept new, fresh and extremely clean
o Multiple sleeping options
o All of our 40+reviews are 5*
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Walt Goede
About us We are retired seniors who travel a lot. We enjoy an active lifestyle of snorkeling, biking, skiing, kayaking, hiking, dancing and playing bridge. Maui and Maui Kamaole in particular provides us easy access to all of the things we like most and allows us to do most of these things in a beautiful relaxing environment. We try to spend at least 2 months a year in our unit. I enjoy doing home repairs and upgrades and at each of our 2+ visits per year we always add something and repaint the unit where needed and do a super clean of the unit. If you read our reviews you will see that everyone who has stayed here says this is the best equipped, best maintained and cleanest unit they have ever stayed in. We both take pleasure in making your vacation a most memorable experience. For our renters I also provide our own 100+ page list of Recommended Things To Do in Maui with emphasis on the local area. This is a comprehensive guide that contains our personal recommendations as well as compiles the recommendations of the many guide books we provide in our condo. It not only tells you who the best providers are for each activity but also tells you how to get the best price for activities and real discounts (not by attending time share presentations). Nearly all of our past renters single this guide out as having been extremely useful to them in planning their holidays without the need to buy and read several guide books. Rentals Maui Inc. is our on-island chosen property manager on Maui. Should you have any needs while on island, they are moments away to assist with any needs or problems you might have. They can be contacted 24/7 at 808 879 2700. This owners General Excise Tax # is: W14167819.
Walt Goede purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Walt Goede chose Kihei
Before we puchased here, we visited all the Hawaiin islands frequently. When we came to Maui we always stayed on the west shore near Kaanapali, Kapalua or Napili, which are all very nice. Then in Sept 2009 we decided to try the south part of Maui. What a difference. This area has by far the best weather on the island (approx 10 inches per year, whereas just 15 miles from here they get 400 inches per year). It is so dry here they don't even have a weather station nearby, so often if you type in Kihei to your weather forecast web site it will say it is raining, but these forecasts are normally wrong. They are giving you the forecast from about 15 miles north of here where thet get considerably more rain, as does the west shore. We visit all the Hawaiian Islands frequently. In the sunny South Kihei/Wailea area we especially enjoy the mild climate, the gentle warm trade winds, the stunning sunsets and the beautiful sandy beaches with some of the best snorkeling in the world. Championship golf courses, great shopping and restaurants are all nearby. We love the natural beauty of the islands and we want to share it with our family and friends. We have stayed in many locations and found that Kihei’s great weather and location is the best. Many readers have rated Maui Kamaole one of the best places to stay in all of Maui. It is also one of, if not the lowest density condo units on Maui. The beautiful landscaping and maintenance done on this property makes it truly unique. But remember, each Maui Kamaole unit is individualy owned and maintained so they are all furnished and maintained differently. If you read our reviews or this vrbo site, you will see that EVERYONE who has stayed here has given us their highest marks. Not one negative comment. You won't find a nicer or better maintained unit. Maui Kamaole has the highest condo association dues in Kihei, but once you visit it you will see why. It is kept beautifully.
What makes this Condo unique
Our non-smoking, spacious, 2nd floor unit at Maui Kamaole has a lovely balcony where we enjoy the view of the ocean to the west and beautiful sunsets. Note that ours is in the newest building. Most (7 of the 13 buildings in this complex) were built in 1988-1990, the remaining units were built about 10 yrs later and are more modern. Ours was completed in 2002 and only occupied about 8 weeks per year thru Nov 2009. What we liked was the large size of this unit (1214 sq ft interior plus 265 sq ft of Lanai), making for a maole are over 20% smaller than ours. The nicer of the two pools (the tropica l waterfall pool and jacuzzi) and tennis courts are just a few steps away, as is the parking and a barbecue. It is a short walk across the road to the beautiful shaded sandy beach and snorkeling spots. The property is beautifully landscaped and well maintained. We like the townhome design that allows us to park close to our front door. When we purchased our unit in Nov 2009 it was totally empty. Beginning in Dec 2009 and ending in late Aug 2010, we completely refurnished and decorated. We also just completed a thorough update and cleaning in August 2017, where we had the carpet cleaned, replaced all the A/C's, checked all the electronics, new sheets, repainted walls where needed and touched up all scuff marks, and generally did a major cleaning, It is like new: new paint, new carpet, new designer furniture, new beds, new linens, ALL NEW!! We also employ an excellent housekeeper who keeps the unit spotless. If you want a luxury unit, not furnished like a typical rental unit, this is the place. It is also very quiet. However, if you are looking for a place to throw a party with lots of friends, please go elsewhere. Our sports closet is especially nice. We have quality equipment and our snorkeling gear will fit just about everyone. You probably will not need to rent any water equipment. Lots of kids' stuff.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We love Hawaii! The condo was exactly as described and pictured. It is well maintained and has an excellent selection of water toys! We enjoyed countless hours off boogie boarding and snorkelling off the many different beaches the Kihei/Makena area has to offer. My husband especially loved the close proximity to the BBQ. Other units we have stayed in at this property have been quite the distance. Will definitely stay here again.
We loved our stay in Maui at Walt and Carol’s condo! The condo was very clean, lots to offer and tons of equipment for the beach! We loved the location of their condo and how close it was to the beach and both of the resort pools! We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Maui! Thanks for an amazing experience!
Great Place for a Maui Vacation
The condo met and often exceeded our expectations. We can't say enough about how clean it was, how comfortable and spacious it was, how well the kitchen was stocked and what a great location it was in. The lanai was great with a large table and chairs and had a great view of the ocean and the beautiful grounds of the Maui Kamaole complex.
From our first inquiries about availability through questions we had while staying there, Walt and Carol were always very quick to get back to us. The great amount of information they provided to us beforehand (hiking trails, restaurants, best snorkeling beaches, etc.) and in notebooks in the condo was all very helpful and would be a great resource for first time visitors to Maui.
We especially appreciated all of the outdoor gear (beach umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, coolers, beach towels, kid's sand toys and many more) which allowed us to have a great time on the nearby beaches.
We couldn't recommend Walt and Carol's condo more highly. Hopefully, we'll be able to come back and stay again in the future. Thanks!
Great place to stay in South Kihei
In our view, this was definitely a 5-star place. Everything about the condo met or exceeded our expectations. In addition to the condo itself, the grounds, landscaping and two pools of the Maui Kamaole complex were beautiful and well maintained. The listing description and photos were entirely accurate and quite informative.
The condo was very clean and well-maintained. The kitchen was well stocked with everything one might need for cooking (probably the best of all condos we've rented in the South Kihei area) and it was great to have items like paper towels, hand soap and new sponges on hand so that we didn't have to go out and buy those things on the first day we were there.
All of the beds were comfortable and had high quality bedding on them.
Barbecue grills were close by and the upper pool was just a couple of minutes walk away.
The quality and variety of beach and pool gear the condo had available for guests was impressive.
We would highly recommend this condo to all of our friends and relatives.
The owners were always quick to get back to us from our initial inquiries to questions we had during our stay. The notes they provided for guests covering everything from hiking trails to restaurants to zip lines were informative and well appreciated.
Thanks, Walt and Carol, for letting us stay at your great condo. Hopefully, we'll be back in the future.
Comfy and convenient condo
This property delivers everything that the owners promise. We especially liked the convenience of having all the snorkeling gear on hand.
Excellent stay with all amenities
Great location next to the beach. Good support. Would highly recommend
Two tennis courts on property. Large Maui Aquarium allows scuba diving in shark tank; Multiple locations for Zip-Lining. Helicopter sightseeing, biking, hiking, running, kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding, kite sailing, wind surfing etc.. Fitness centers are nearby (Powerhouse Gym, etc) but not on the facility. These require a separate charge. There are 8+ Zip-Lining courses on the island. Jet skies and boats available nearby for rental. Kihei boat ramp just across the street where scuba, snorkeling and sightseeing trips originate. I have written my own custom 100+ page Guide Book for my renters which provide our personal recommendations for all activities, beaches, restaurants and ways to enhance your vacation. Most of my renters have said this was by far their best resource for both getting the most out of their vacation and saving them tons of money. Note that this part of Maui is referred to in nearly all the guide books as the Sunny Gold Coast of Maui and has the nicest most pleasant weather on the island with very few paint days. The guide Book "Snorkel Maui" rates all of the beaches on maui for both swimming and snorkeling/diving and if you review this book you will verify that the beaches of South maui where we are located have the best beaches and snorkeling on the island. Turtles and Humpback Whales have especially made astonishing comebacks in recent years. My personal guide book that I provide to all renters tell you when and where to go to see these amazing creatures on your own or as part of a tour. It also tells you who the best tour providers are and how to get the best discounts at all island activities. It also rates restaurants and all other vacation activities.
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Rentals Maui Inc. is the owners chosen property manager on Maui. Should you have any needs while on island, they are moments away to assist with any needs you should have. They can be contacted at 808 879 2700. This owners General Excise Tax # is: W14167819.