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Renovated Beachfront Ocean View South Maui Condo!

Bedrooms 1
Space 576 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)


On the sunny side of Maui, our beachfront, one bedroom (sleeps 3), ocean view (From both the lanai and the bedroom) condo is right on the longest stretch of beach on Maui. This is four miles of uninterrupted beach, much of which is undeveloped and borders reserve and turtle nesting areas. There are no scary roads to cross to get there! It is a wonderful beach for walking and mellow for swimming and snorkeling as the reef protects the beach from most surf. A short snorkel out reveals colorful fish and sea turtles. Kihei Kai is a small, intimate complex on a cul de sac. The tropical landscaping is beautiful and the pool remodeled. There is a lovely grass area in front of the beach with grill, dining tables and reclining chairs. This is great for viewing the spectacular sunsets and watching the stars at night. In the winter, this is a whale birthing area, and you can watch whales frolic to your heart’s content!


Kihei Kai offers the ultimate in convenience, just fifteen minutes from the airport and the kite and wind surfing beaches, twelve minutes from Wailea with the famous Shops of Wailea and multiple world class beaches, walking distance to the farmer’s market for your produce (it’s open all day on weekdays and has the yummy tropical fruits) and the ABC store, and a short walk down the beach to Massage Maui, a sandwich bar and general store. Iao Valley with spectacular mountain vistas, whirlpool streams and hiking trails is only fifteen minutes away. In just 25 minutes, you are in the heart of Lahaina galleries and night life. The location also makes the drive up Haleakala Crater and the road to Hana more accessible than if you stayed in West Maui or further south.


Our 2nd floor unit has ocean views from both the large lanai and the bedroom. Mellow, lapping waves will sooth you to sleep in ultimate comfort on the Serta Perfect Sleeper Royal Comfort Plush California King Bed with high thread count sheets. This is the same quality bed the 5 star hotels, including Four Seasons use. It’s not too hard, not too soft—JUST RIGHT! We supply ultra plush towels. The condo is renovated and updated with Medeira Gold granite counter tops and tile flooring in the kichen and bath and high quality carpet in the bedroom and living room. The kitchen has an under mount sink for maximum cleanliness. The fully stocked kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances with a four burner smooth top range, dishwasher & microwave. The living room has a queen sleeper sofa as well as a Tommy Bahama secretary desk. The bedroom set is solid mahogany and you look at the ocean from the bed. With plentiful trade breezes you will rarely need it, yet there is AC in both the bedroom and living room. Laundry is close and Coin Operated. There is a safe for your valuables and laptops.


For your entertainment we have a state of the art Samsung 46” flat screen TV which not only has cable, it has internet video which can access sites such as Netflix and Blockbuster, Facebook, and the Pandora Music site. You can play Blue Ray, DVD’s, CD’s, select your favorite music, even design your own playlists. The unit has phone with free long distance for the US and Canada. There is high speed internet as well.


My husband, Chip, was the general manager of Stag Lodge, a ski in ski out resort in Deer Valley (near Park City Utah) for 12 years. We pay attention to detail and assure the highest standards of cleanliness.


We supply beach towels, a beach umbrella, two sets of adjustable snorkel gear, beach bag, two light weight folding beach chairs, and a portable play pen and baby booster seat and beach toys for your sand castles.

Keywords: Oceanfront, ocean view, ocean, flat, bargain, sunny, Sugar Beach, renovated, new

More Details

Charlotte McLaughlin
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2017

About Charlotte McLaughlin

I have lived on Maui for 21 years and have extensively explored her beaches, hikes and waterfalls. I am an avid snorkeler, Marriage and Family Therapist and a writer. My son, Patri, is a competitive kite boarder, kite board instructor and big wave surfer. He is a full on Maui boy and loving it. My husband, Chip, has a strong background in high end hotel management and also loves snorkeling. He is an art rep for Lahaina Gallery at the Shops of Wailea. We both practice yoga in the Bhakti tradition. We have had a lot of fun completely renovating this condo and making it a special place!

Charlotte McLaughlin purchased this condo in 2010

Why Charlotte McLaughlin chose Kihei

Sugar Beach is a sweet beach, with ample space for long walks, reflection and privacy. I like the intimacy and caring, friendly atmosphere of Kihei Kai.

What makes this condo unique

I love the sound of the ocean from the unit. I also love movies and the entertainment center is better than the one at our house! There's nothing like being able to walk about 50 feet to the beach for a sunrise stroll, a dip, sunset or stars.


Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 576 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bath Tub with safety handles


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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Renovated Beachfront Ocean View South Maui Condo!
average rating of 4.8510637 based on 47 reviews

Friendly seaside condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo was in a perfect location for our stay in Maui. It was right on a beautiful beach, in a small, friendly development. Every day, people met each other to have Happy Hour and watch sunset from the front lawn area.

The unit has a modern kitchen, with lots of utensils and dishes. The king bed was very comfortable.

Charlotte and Chip were good hosts.

We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Kihei Kai building is a smaller and a little older than surrounding properties but we found it very comfortable and relaxing. the condo itself is much like the building - a little dated but everything was functional and very comfortable. It was very quiet at night except for the incredible sound of the ocean. Sugar beach is just a few steps away and we really enjoyed walking and spending time in the ocean there. My wife and I had a great stay. Chip and Charlotte were excellent hosts Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the wonderful place! It was so close to the ocean! Even with the windows closed you can hear the ocean waves. Amazing! The apartment was very cozy. We had everything we needed.

Thank you Charlotte!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The condo was what we expected. We liked the location of the property, it was central to most of the attractions. It had also anything you will need in the condo. The plus side of this condo is the location, it's near the beach, shopping and restaurants. I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Maui.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best trip ever!

  • 5 of 5

I loved our stay! I took my Mom for a girls trip, the unit is nice, comfortable and only a 10 second walk to the most beautiful beach. Everything you could want is in this unit, we used the beach chairs and had coffee on the beach. The yard has nice green lawn and lounge furniture and umbrellas to sit under. This complex is quiet and the people are very friendly. A close walk to a ABC store, bakery, Hawaiian Shaved Ice and a wonderful farmers market. The beach is perfect for swimming. All you need to come here are you personal belongings, everything else is provided, towels, beach chairs, snorkeling gear, boogie boards, fully stocked kitchen. The bed is very comfortable. You have an ocean view from the patio and the bedroom. I will definitely be coming back here!! If you want a quiet, relaxing trip, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this condo. It is well-appointed and had everything we needed- snorkel gear, beach towels, toaster, salt & pepper, brita water pitcher, etc. The building is small and older, and we love its charm and how quiet it was. This unit is renovated and cute inside and out. We loved being able to drink our coffee and eat breakfast on the lanai. Even the shower has an amazing view of the ocean. The bed is huge and comfortable with plenty of blankets and pillows. The only thing that surprised me/could be improved was there were only two rolls of toilet paper for an 8 night stay and no paper towels, but this was not a big deal and easy to fix. Overall we had a fantastic stay and were very comfortable with the condo! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whale Watching, Dolphins


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

Housekeeping charge of $100 for stays of less that six days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.