About the property
- Condo1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6): Few Units This Large
We think our condo will be everything you are looking for to have a perfect vacation. #214 is located on the second floor; close enough to the ground to watch all the local bird and quail activity across the property grounds and yet high enough to offer extensive views of the boats on the ocean, colorful water sports and humpback whales breaching in season (Dec – April). Every sunset is different and can be seen from different vantage points from either of the private lanais off the living room or master bedroom.
This condo is the largest floor plan available; don't be fooled, but look at this closely - most 2BR/2Bath units at Kauhale Makai are 799 sq. ft. Only a few units like ours with both bedrooms directly looking out upon the ocean are 975 sq. ft. What you end up paying for a unit doesn't correlate with what you will get, so look closely at what size you are getting. We have done an extensive remodeling project involving the entire unit. You will enjoy the beauty, inside and out. It is so peaceful and private here.
This condo sleeps 6 with comfortable options for either two couples or a family. One bedroom has a King bed and the other bedroom has a queen-size bed. Both rooms serve as master bedrooms with views of the Pacific Ocean, West Maui Mountains, neighboring islands and Ma’alaea Harbor. Each has its own separate adjoining bathroom. For the family option, the King bed is prepared in advance as two twin beds. The queen pull-out sofa bed in the living room is very comfortable.
Experienced Hawaiian vacationers will appreciate the quiet, central air conditioning; a rare commodity in condo complexes in Kihei. This really makes for a more comfortable stay.
This is a perfect place to relax or to play all day. We supply boogie boards, air mattresses, beach toys, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach towels and coolers. There is a wide range of restaurants and a farmer’s market within a mile of the condo. Nearby you will find shopping centers ranging from outlet malls to world class boutiques - and golfing in Wailea. Beaches known around the world are only minutes away.
Last, but not least, to rent this condo is a unique experience in service and communication. Margie, the owner, does not work through a managing agency through the reservation process but receives all communication herself before and during your stay. She has a fast response rate and as you can tell from the multiple rave reviews, having this connection with her makes a big difference towards having a wonderful vacation experience.
Notice: Kauhale Makai is undergoing a construction project to upgrade all the exterior areas of the buildings. This project began in September 2017 and has been completed on my oceanfront side of the building. Please let me know if you have any specific questions about the project and resulting enhancements.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Margie Olson
We are a married couple in our 50s with three grown kids. We live in Washington State and Glenn is retired but Margie is still having fun working as a nurse manager in a hospital. When we are both retired we hope to spend a lot more time at our condo being warm. We see this purchase as a family investment and want to make it as nice as possible for others to experience. Something that makes a big difference for our guests is that Margie does not work through a booking agency to rent her condo. Because she personally manages her reservations and wants to receive all questions, she has a fast response rate and it is a personal experience for you as the guest if questions arise before or during your stay. As you can tell from reading her rave reviews, having this connection with the owner makes a big difference.
Margie Olson purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Margie Olson chose Kihei
Kihei is on the sunny-side of Maui. We wanted to chose a location that would be the best bet for great weather year-round. We also appreciate that the location is central to everything on Maui - everything you want to see or do is close.
What makes this Condo unique
Our condo is very large, almost 1000 sq. ft.; both bedrooms feel like master rooms with panoramic views and each has its own custom-designed bathroom. We are located directly on the oceanfront with spectacular views and direct, easy access to the beach but not so close to the water that beachcombers are underfoot. Lastly, we think the second floor location is perfect because it provides excellent views of all the property wildlife and the Pacific Ocean with a total sense of privacy.
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Old complex, old furniture, nice location
These reviews are all relative, so I’ll preface this by saying I have stayed in many vacation rentals, and have owned/operated one myself. I’ve stayed in Maui before. I expected more for this price point. The condo, though nicely located, is old, the furniture was old, mismatched, and upholstery was “well-used.” The a/c filters were really dirty (so we got some fresh ones from the management office), not enough bath towels were provided which meant trips to the laundry rooms in the center of the buildings (appliances take forever and cost money). The kitchen is appointed with older appliances and old pots and pans; I love to cook, but did not enjoy using this kitchen. There was food still in the fridge from previous renters when we got there, which is kind of a no-no if you ask me. The closets are filled with beach stuff (chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear, etc.), which is nice, but it left no clean space for hanging clothes. Deck furniture is also old. Complex was sprayed for pests during our visit (Terminex), which meant we had to leave for the day. On our return, we had to clean the unit to get rid of the dead bugs and spray residue. I did like the lanai with the view of the grassy area and ocean beyond. But the construction going on in the complex left little time during the week for quiet enjoyment of the unit, lanai, or even pool area. I cannot recommend this in its current condition. Look elsewhere.
Absolutely wonderful place to stay on Maui! GORGEOUS sunsets!
Wow! What a fantastic place to stay on Maui! The view is amazing. We started every day of our trip sipping coffee on the lanai looking at the water and the mountain. We saw the prettiest sunset of our lives from this place. We slept with the windows opened a bit to hear the waves. The condo is very nice and has everything you will need: towels, beach towels, snorkel gear, beach chairs, necessary food stuff like salt and pepper and oil, dish soap, coffee filters, utensils and dishes... seriously, everything! I think the only thing I could've wished for was a bicycle for each of us - but as we had our kids with us I don't think that would really work. But a bike would've been nice because there are tons of good restaurants and shops within 2 miles! Lots of great beaches nearby too, and the one the condo fronts is swimmable. I really can't say enough good things about this place and I hope if/when we go back to Maui we can book it again!
The condo was clean, spacious and had a wonderful view of the ocean.
We would certainly stay there, again.
Great Maui Condo!
Very cute Condo in Lehei. Margie has the unit stocked with everything one needs to enjoy ocean time including snorkel gear, beach chairs, etc. Very easy to work with and very quick to respond to questions. Loved our time in the condo, Thanks Margie
Very nice property
Wonderful place to stay with a family.
Nice place but there is constructions going on.
Let me just say right off that I normally would have given the condo 5 stars. It's a nice place and is located right on the beach separated by a large lawn. The reason for the thee stars was the construction on the outside of the building. We were told well in advance that there would be construction going on on some of the adjacent units but that it would not be on our unit. Little did we know that from 8:30 to 4 they would be jack hammering through concrete right above us and on outside the walkways. It was so loud that we could not even talk to each other without shouting. Luckily on all but one day of our stay we were out before they started and we were sure not to come back till after 4pm. I would have no problem recommending this unit but definitely not during construction.
Thank you for your honest and balanced feedback, Paul. I appreciate your recognition of the quality of my condo, location and up-front truth-telling about the construction project currently underway.
The condo complex is made up of two buildings and mine is having exterior enhancement work done now: work on the exterior sides, every lanai (balcony) and the interior atrium area. Yes, it has intermittently been very noisy on weekdays during business hours. This impact to my condo specifically started in November and is wrapping up now, February 2018.
I roughly anticipate that my building will be completely done and gorgeous by late Spring. After that, work will commence on the other building and will not impact my guests like it has been.