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Come, Enjoy Paradise Found!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Our unit 'Paradise Found', is a quiet, deluxe, ground floor unit in a small, two-story building. The pool, front office and laundry room are a few yards from the front door. Out the back door (our lanai) we have a lovely patio set for outdoor dining. The commercial grade gas barbeque is twenty feet away from the lanai.

The beach, Kamaole II, is rated as one of the best beaches in all of the Hawaiian Islands. It is very clean and well supervised by professional lifeguards. We have boogie boards, beach towels and lawn chairs in the closet. The beach is also a wonderful location for a romantic moonlit walk.

The staff at the Kihei Kai Nani are fantastic. They really exemplify the 'Aloha Spirit'. Arnold, our maintenance man, will make sure that any concerns (not that we anticipate any)are taken care of promptly and professionally. Diana, our cleaning lady, is rated number one. She makes sure that the unit is immaculate prior to your arrival and that you have fresh linens and towels.

I installed a punch code lock system on the front door. I simply generate an access code via the Internet that will operate the lock during your visit. If you happen to forget the code, the folks at the office can retrieve it for you.

Keywords: Luxury Condominium in beautiful South Kihei

More Details

Property Manager
Samuel Beaton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, I speak French and English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Samuel Beaton

Aloha from Sam and Lea Beaton. We are both retired from the federal Government in Canada (Correctional Service). My wife supervised the security operations at a minimum security facility, while I was a Parole Officer working out of a medium security institution. The one thing common to everybody working in a prison is our long-term plans for retirement. Lea loves the slower pace, shopping and beautiful weather of Maui. I look forward to spending more time with the Kihei Canoe Club and being active on the ocean. We both look forward to being able to spend a lot more time on the beach in Maui!

Samuel Beaton purchased this condo in 2009

Why Samuel Beaton chose South Maui

Max, our thirteen-year-old son, decided we needed to visit Maui in April of 2009. The Make-A-Wish foundation sent us to a very fancy five-star hotel in Ka'anipali. It was wonderful and we fell in love with the island.

However, I don't really like being waited on. I'm the kind of guy that would pump my own gas even if if costs more than 'full service'. We actually found we prefer cooking what we want and eating when we want. Restaurants are nice once in a while, but I hate waiting around for a meal that I could have cooked better myself at a fraction of the cost; I prefer to spend my money buying food at Costco and 'going out' to have fun!

Our second visit (two months later) we came armed with pre-authorized paperwork from our banker. We looked from end of the island to the other for the very best location. We very quickly decided that Kihei, on the south side of the island, was ideal. Kihei receives very little rain. The water comes from the other side of the island. The temperature is always warm, not too hot, (twelve months of the year) and the ocean is always a very comfortable 72 degrees. The people of Maui are very friendly and helpful. There are no tourists. We are 'visitors' and are treated like very welcome guests. Portions of the island don't look like they have changed much in many decades, yet modern conveniences like Costco and movie theaters are readily available.

What makes this condo unique

We first selected the Kihei Kai Nani complex based on its excellent location, the high quality of its buildings and well-groomed grounds. We chose our particular unit for its unique location as well. We are on the ground floor at the end of a small two story building; no stairs and lots of windows. It is very quiet and yet centrally located within a few yards of the office, laundry room and pool. The beach is at the end of the driveway. We are just far enough away that we hear nothing but the birds in the morning and the crickets, geckos etc. in the evening.

Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size mattress with memory foam topper.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.3333335 based on 18 reviews
Austin, TX
5

Awesome condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo itself was cute and very homey. It is in a great location directly across the street from the beach and next to a few really good restaurants. I would definitely stay here again if we went back to Maui.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Filthy, dead bugs, and weed

  • 1 of 5

My husband and I have been saving up for 4 years to come to Maui. So when the day came to book we were extremely excited.

When we arrived at this condo we went and sat down on the couch. As I started looking around the room I noticed there were dead bugs in every corner. I have pictures! There were also tons of spider webs every where. Nothing had been dusted in who knows how long.

We then went into the bedroom where it smelled like weed. Around the edges of the carpet it was dark grey with dirt. And there was a lot of small derby in the carpet

If they are that visibly bad at cleaning there was no way I trusted that the sheets had been cleaned.

I went to the main office after emailing the owner several times. They got a hold of the owner and said he would be calling me. We waited an hour... no phone call. I kept emailing and asking the main office to have him call me.

4 hours later of begging the front office to have him call me I finally get a call. At this point the front office was closing and they would not give me a number to call him. Immedialty he is very rude.

I tell him about the issues and his response was "well if it's not up to your standards I'm not making you stay there". I told him my husband and I had been saving up as much as we could to make this vacation.

Not once did he apologize for the condition of the room. I responded saying "so the condition of the room is up to your standards? Your okay with the bugs, the dirt and the smell of weed?" He then yelled "YOU MUST BE STUPID!! I AM A MORMON. I AM NOT OKAY WITH ANYONE SMOKING WEED! I AM 3,000 MILES AWAY THERES NOTHING I CAN DO FOR YOU" quite frankly I could care less what religion you are. No place should smell like that when you check in. And you should never yell at a paying customer.

We had no place to stay and here I was in Maui being yelled at. We had paid a lot of money to get here and now a full day had been wasted. I was now in tears from frustration and asked if I cleaned the condo myself if we could get some sort of discount. I didn't think that was unreasonable because who should have to clean on vacation?? No one. That is part of what I paid for.

He then began to yell again telling me he would refund me my money and we couldn't stay there. So here we are in a place we don't know with no where to stay. Luckily by 9pm that night we found someone that was extremely nice and let us stay in their condo.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that not everybody shares our vision of paradise. Our cleaning lady works very hard to keep our home to a high standard, and we had the carpet cleaned the end of April. Based on our experience, I would not recommend anybody rent to this person. Ms. Halladay was extremely unreasonable. I offered to have our cleaning lady come back and re-clean with no charge to her, but Ms. Halladay wasn't interested in that. She wanted me to find and pay for other accommodations for her. After telling me how horrible our home is, she tried to extort a reduced rental rate for her staying in our condo and cleaning it to her satisfaction. That is not how we do business. I gave her a 100% refund within minutes (as fast as PayPal would allow it). I then asked the staff at the Kihei Kai Nani to assist Ms. Halladay in finding alternative accommodations. I later followed up and found out that Brooke, (staff from the Kihei Kai Nani) had helped Ms. Holladay find other accommodations in the complex. We love our little condo. We do our best to make sure that every guest has a great stay in paradise. It is very hurtful to hear such negative comments from someone we trusted with our home. We quite literally consider all of our guests to be family and friends. My employer and his family are currently staying there. Aloha and Mahalo to all of you, Sam
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4

Close to the beach , shops, restaurants. It is overall a family friendly environment.

  • 4 of 5

Have stayed at many kihei condos , Kamaole 1,2,3 is a great area. Location location ,as mentioned everything you need is close by, a short walk away. The on-site staff are friendly and helpful , residents are quiet and respectful . The pool is nice. Our condo was great the owners were very helpful. But one must remember sand gets everywhere , stains things brown ,and you do get bugs here and there (ants) occasional cockroach is normal. Another great stay!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place has everything!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfect. Great location, right across the street from an amazing beach. They have everything to make your stay in Maui as enjoyable as possible. It has beach chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, patio furniture, and a grill just outside the back door. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at Paradise Found in February 2017. The unit was clean, very well-equipped and super-comfortable. We appreciated extras like a cooler and beach chairs, and the great wifi speed was appreciated since we both had to do some work. The condo complex is well-maintained with a great pool and laundry room and enough parking. The grounds are beautifully kept. The office staff are friendly and helpful. The location, right on South Kihei Road, was convenient for us to walk to the beach (right across the street) and to restaurants and parks. We would definitely go back. - Josie & Ian

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Next to Pool and BBQ Great Ground Floor Unit

  • 5 of 5

Awesome unit; 1 bedroom, living room, and a fully stocked kitchen.! Not just utensils and cookware, but spices and condiments as well. We had our 5-year old daughter, the closeness of the pool was a big plus. We used the community BBQ which is right next to the unit more than once. The drawers were packed full of many useful-while-on-vacation items. It was like a 'treasure hunt', there were a few times we returned from the store only to find what we went to buy already in the unit. I wish we'd have known how well stocked the unit was before we left the mainland, we could have left some things at home to leave room in the baggage for more gifts to bring back home. Also snorkel gear and boogie boards on the lanai. Mr Beaton was a pleasure to work with, quickly answered our emails with in-depth and thoughtful replies. Gave us great tips about the island. Really felt like we were dealing with a friend. The managing staff were very friendly, the grounds well kept as well. Fair price also a huge bonus.! We'll definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

Very quiet location, ground floor (no stairs). Located next to pool and BBQ. Restaurants and Bars within walking distance.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Payment in full 30 days in advance of your visit

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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