About the property
- Condo900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2)
Our ground floor unit is located in the Melia "M" Cluster, and is among the newest and most private buildings in the Maui Kamaole complex. We recently completed an extensive remodel of our condominium, including - new tile floors throughout; new tiled, walk-in showers; new cabinets/vanities in the kitchen and bathrooms; new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen; new, much quieter split air conditioning systems in the living room and bedroom, upgraded lighting throughout, new kitchen and bathroom plumbing hardware, etc.
Our unit boasts a spacious lanai off the living room, as well as a private courtyard in the rear, off the bedroom. Since this unit was among the last constructed, the architect incorporated many improvements in the design of this cluster. Thus, the condo makes better use of the same amount of space compared to the condos constructed in the earlier years.
Our unit has a beautiful garden view. Unlike some other units in the Maui Kamaole complex overlooking South Kihei Road, we do not have the corresponding traffic noise (e.g., trucks rolling down the road or to the small boat harbor at 6 AM). You are also close to the upper pool area, but not so close as to be burdened with any noise. Likewise, you do not have to contend with a noisy parking lot, as some units directly overlook the parking lot.
We are just a short five minute walk to Maui Kamaole III Park and Beach. This beach is one of the best kept secrets on the island. The "Locals" love the park and beach. Each evening you will find them there to watch the sunset with their family and friends. When we're on the island, we make the short walk to the park to watch the sunset, adult beverages in hand.
We are also less than a ten minute walk to Keawakapu Beach, one of the nicest beaches on the island. When we are on the island, we visit Keawakapu almost every day.
Our family visits Maui several times each year to check on the unit and to ensure that the unit is well stocked and in top-working order. Since we live in our unit at least four months per year, we ensure that appliances and gadgets work.
We are aware of many condominiums poorly outfitted - for example, televisions that should have been recycled years ago, one pot for cooking, two coffee cups, five forks, phones that don't work, etc. The list could go on. Some owners never stay in their units and are only interested in maximizing revenue with minimal investment in their unit. This is a classic case of buyer beware when selecting a condo to spend your hard earned vacation dollars and vacation time.
The Living Room Smart HDTV is enabled to play Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and Amazon. Remember, we live in our condo for several months per year. In addition to the big screen HDTV, we provide free, wireless internet access within the condo and free long distance telephone access to the mainland and Canada. We have a full lineup of channels, including premium channels, from the local cable provider. Since Hawaii is two or three hours behind the West Coast, many of those live shows will broadcast several hours earlier than normal on the mainland. We also provide a Blu-ray DVD player if you want to watch your favorite movie.
We recently added a new, plush, pillow-top king size bed in the master bedroom. You will enjoy a great night's sleep.
We comply with the state of Hawaii in collecting and paying taxes. Our GET License and TAT Certificate ID numbers are GE (TA)-214-427-6480-01, respectively. We have posted copies of these documents together with our on-island representative contact information in our condominium and will provide that information to you prior to your arrival.
Please note that the Hawaii state legislature recently increased the amount of tax we are to collect and remit beginning on January 1, 2019. The new tax rate will be 14.66 percent, an increase from 13.62 percent. This is not currently reflected in our quotes for 2019, owing to limitations in VRBO's software.
In the very rare event that a guest has an issue, our contact person will handle any problems. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone, text message or email for a prompt response.
This is a non-smoking condominium. Maui Kamaole is a non-smoking complex. If you are a smoker, you are advised to seek accommodations elsewhere.
Keywords: Peaceful Garden View, Sleeps four. Downstairs, end unit, located at the back of the Maui Kamaole complex. Near, but not too near, the upper pool.
Joe and Linda Gatlin
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
About Joe and Linda Gatlin
We both visited Maui for the first time in the mid-60's. Linda had just graduated from UW and Joe was on a Naval Academy midshipman cruise. For each of us, we loved Hawaii at first sight. We met and married 48 years ago when Joe was a graduate student at MIT, while on active duty in the Navy. We have both just retired and spend several months per year at our favorite place on earth, Maui. We are continually upgrading the unit to add more amenities and make their visit more enjoyable.
Joe and Linda Gatlin purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Joe and Linda Gatlin chose Kihei
Maui Kamaole is located in the best part of Maui, in our opinion. The South Kihei/Wailea/Makena area is more easily accessible to the airport than Ka'anapali, has better weather, more and better beaches, multiple championship golf courses, better shopping and is less crowded. We have stayed at resorts all over the islands and love Maui more than the other islands in the Hawaiian chain. When we purchased our unit, we knew that we had picked the best location on Maui. The airport is about 25 minutes away, traveling for the most part on a four-lane highway.
What makes this Condo unique
Maui Kamaole has two swimming pools. Our unit is located less than an easy one minute walk to the upper pool. It also has a wonderful sand bottom hot tub. Maui Kamaole recently renovated the lower pool next to the Maui Kamaole office. Both pools have covered areas and grills for those afternoon or evening BBQ's with extended family and friends. Great shopping is nearby at the Shops of Wailea. Three large grocery stores are no more than a five to ten minute drive. We are just a short five minute walk to Maui Kamaole III Park and Beach. The lawn and associated beach are one of the best kept secrets on the island. Just about every evening we make the short walk across the street to the park to watch the sunset, hoping for the green flash, beverages in hand. Our favorite morning ritual is to walk across the street and then turn south along the beach toward the Mana Kai Resort. We then walk up a gradual hill in Wailea and loop back around to beach and swim on the Keawakapu Beach near the Mana Kai. We buy a cup of coffee in the Mana Kai and sit on a grassy plain overlooking the ocean to watch the whales when in season. Maui Kamaole is also located within a five minute drive from Mokapu and Ulua Beaches, home of the most exclusive hotels on Maui. If you're a runner this is good run, a little more than a three mile round trip.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful condo! Highly recommend!
My husband and I recently visited Maui and absolutely loved this condo! We have been visiting Maui since 1984. For the past 20 years, we have always stayed in Maui Kamaole condominiums. The grounds are gorgeous, the area is quiet, and the condos are spacious. Most of our visits our kids are with us so we rent a 2BR, but this trip was just the two of us so this 1BR condo was perfect!.
You can tell the owners take very good care of the unit. It's clean and well appointed. Great kitchen with plenty of cookware and serve ware. We didn't have to bring our buy beach towels, chairs or mats because the owner has them for guests to use. Very comfortable king size bed. New A/C which is very nice as many of the other condos have the older versions.
We were very comfortable and happy with our stay and will definitely be choosing this condo again when we need a 1BR.
Thank you, Joe and Linda, for your hospitality!!!
Thank you, Suzan, for your wonderful review. If we have the perfect condo, you were the perfect guest. Our cleaner, Cindy, was most appreciative for your taking the time to help with the laundry and loading and washing the dishes. But most of all, Cindy was very happy that you left a tip for all of her hard work.
We should also note that we have two separate A/C units, one in the bedroom and one in the living room. They are of the split A/C type, which means they are very quiet and efficient.
We are currently in Maui and are already undertaking projects to make our condo more comfortable for us when we visit and for our future guests.
Linda and I look forward to your visiting our condo when you return to Maui at some future date.
A condo that you will fall in love with ..
This condo has all the amenities and is situated in a quiet and peaceful environment. The hosts are very kind and helpful and they provide detailed instructions for everything which I really appreciate . The condo is literally a 5 minute walk away from the beach and a few blocks away from the other restaurants. Overall , it’s a lovely place to spend your vacation.
Thank you, RI, for your kind words and taking the time to prepare a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your well-earned vacation - on the south side of Maui (the best side of Maui), Maui Kamaole and our condominium. We would love to host you again if you should decide to return to Maui.
Our Favorite Spot in Maui
This is a beautiful facility; very clean and well kept with lovely grounds. Joe & Linda's condo is so comfortable. We really enjoyed the lanai and ate every meal there while appreciating the peaceful setting. Everything we needed was provided and we arrived to find it very clean and ready for our stay. We would love to return!
Thank you, Henry and Carol. We enjoyed having you stay our condominium and at Maui Kamaole. The staff and management of Maui Kamaole work very hard to maintain the facilities in top condition. We pay particular attention to the landscaping at the complex and are constantly looking for ways to improve it. Please consider staying at our condominium should you ever return to Maui in the future.
Unit has had a top notch renovation. Quiet end unit, near the back of the large property. Fully stocked kitchen, with all the appliances. Very clean on arrival. Owner responds very quickly to inquiries. Highly recommend.
This condo is beautifully decorated. It is fully stocked with everything you need including beach towels,chairs and sun umbrella The outside patio was perfect for enjoying morning coffee while listening to the birds and enjoying the vegetation. The location was fantastic walking distance to beaches and shops. We would recommend this unit and hopefully return again ourselves thanks for sharing our beautiful place in paradise
Rene & Carol
Thank you, Rene and Carol, for your kind words. Linda worked very hard and thoughtfully when we remodeled the condo a year or so ago. This condominium is our home from January to May. Thus, each year we critically evaluate what improvements we should make to make the condo more comfortable for us, as well as for our future guests.
You are most welcome to stay in our condominium if you elect to return to Maui for a future holiday.
We were very impressed with the condo with all the luxeries of home. It was close to the beach and grocery stores.
Walk across the street to Kamaole Beach III or walk down to the Mana Kai Hotel and watch the whales. Usually, the best season for whales is from December to March, with March being the peak month of whale season.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We use VRBO to schedule and collect all payments. VRBO charges the owners a credit card fee, which we include in our quote on all inquiries. A $500 deposit is required to book the unit. To this $500 deposit, VRBO adds its service fee. VRBO collects the balance 60 days before the guest arrival. Please note that the Hawaii state legislature recently increased the amount of tax we are to collect and remit beginning on January 1, 2019. The new tax rate will be 14.66 percent, an increase from 13.62 percent for 2017. This is not currently reflected in our quotes for 2019, owing to limitations in VRBO's software.