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Air Conditioned Beautiful Oceanfront Condo Ground Floor #115

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,126 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

We listened to you and added air conditioning, and there are four air handlers. They are in all three bedrooms and one in the living room. This is on top of having gone all out in creating a professionally custom designed spectacular unit! You will not find another unit like it in Menehune Shores, and especially the fact that it is three bedroom, all of Kihei. As you walk in, you know right away that the color scheme, furnishings, and decor are special. We moved walls and increased the sizes of both bathrooms, without sacrificing adjoining rooms, a big plus.

We welcome those who appreciate quality and comfort. The unit accommodates six in beds. We can also supply futons with bedding for up to two children under about the age of ten that would not mind sleeping on the floor. As guests stay here, we are finding they want to return.

The unit is located on the ground floor in the center front of the building offering convenient accessibility from parking on one side and access to beaches, the manicured lawn, and the pool on the other. It is as close as you can be to the ocean view and be able to listen to the surf. A plus is that you are away from road noise. As you sit on your own lanai, you are looking at the historic 16th Century Alii (royal) fishpond of Ko'ie'ie, and during whale season (Dec-Apr) you can watch the humpback whales in Ma'alaea Bay. You also view the islands of Lanai and Kaho'olawe and Molokini crater. From the lanai, it's a treat to step out at night and enjoy the starry skies.

The unit is outfitted with free wi-fi, a 54 inch widescreen TV, home theater/entertainment surround system with Blu-Ray player and Netflix access. The kitchen has been updated with modern high-end appliances, new cabinets and counters throughout, king size beds in two bedrooms and twins in the third.

Next door is the Kalepolepo Park and Beach, and then the Hawaiian Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and Learning Center that offers talks on a regular basis. It is a very short drive to various restaurants, grocery shopping, plus a complete variety of shopping. Excellent golf courses are nearby. Public tennis courts are within walking distance to the south. The Pacific Ocean Center with a wonderful aquarium is a short drive. You are centrally located to the whole island. You view Haleakala one direction and the Pacific Ocean in the other. It is a true Maui paradise!

Take a look at the pictures of the condo and of things to do while on Maui. Many of them were taken recently by a guest that stayed for a month.

Please note that our cancellation policy is a fee of $250 at the time of booking up to 60 days ahead of arrival and no refund after 60 days unless we are able to re-book; then you will be refunded for those days.

More Details

Cheryl Peterson
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Cheryl Peterson

I live in Washington State, near Seattle. I first came to Hawaii on my honeymoon and loved it. Then when my parents were coming here often on business related to agriculture they discovered that Menehune Shores was being built, and they had one of the first opportunities to be able to pick a choice unit, and that is what they did in buying this three bedroom unit located on the ground floor and central in the building away from the road and on the water. Now my husband and I along with our two married children and four grandchildren visit as often as we can.

Cheryl Peterson purchased this condo in 1977

Why Cheryl Peterson chose Kihei

As you come to realize when you stay here is that Menehune Shores is uniquely located on Maui. It is central to be able to access the major sights but still relatively private and away from the hubbub of crowded spots yet near grocery and other shopping and restaurants, golf, everything you might want.

It is on the desirable west side of the island but not far from the airport; it is convenient to the major sights such as Haleakala, Hana, Lahaina, Wailea, some of the best beaches, and more. We truly love it.


What makes this condo unique

From your own private lanai (remember to take your binoculars!) you look out at West Maui, Kaho'olawe, Ma'alaea Bay, Lanai, and Molokini. During whale season you can see the humpbacks for a real treat.

A unique aspect of Menehune Shores is that it is located right on one of the ancient fishponds that were built for royalty (called the Ali'i) literally hundreds of years ago. It is truly a treasured cultural heritage and this one happens to be one of the best that is maintained. You can go to the website Ko'ie'ie and learn more. It is so large that today it offers the benefit of shallow wading and swimming for children and for everyone to practice their snorkeling techniques.

We spend a lot of time right at the condo taking a brisk beach walk, playing games, swimming, snorkeling, boogey boarding, enjoying the beach, playing shuffleboard, or we simply enjoy being together in the wonderful warm weather and Hawaii atmosphere. We also like to take a day and go to Lahaina. That's an easy drive. Or we may drive to the top of Haleakala; we need to have brought our jackets for that one. Or we may elect to take the infamous, beautiful, and extremely interesting 'Road to Hana.'

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of 2 children and 4 adults had a fabulous 10 day stay at #115 during a family wedding in Maui! This spacious 3 bedroom unit is even lovelier than the photos indicate with a particularly lovely kitchen and beautiful bathrooms. It was also sparkling clean when we took possession! Thank you Richard! The first floor location less than 40 feet from the ocean was ideal for unobstructed views of the humpback whales, breathtaking sunsets and for falling asleep to the waves at night!
Mar 2012
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1126 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • $250 cancellation fee up until 60 days ahead of arrival, then 100% nonrefundable unless can re-book and will refund for those nights only.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Larger, more counter and drawers, and now has ceiling fan.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Also larger, more counter and drawers, and ceiling fan.
  • The design touches in both bathrooms are tastefully done. Tiles of Honus (turtles) in one and koi (fish) in the other.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into a king size
  • King size beds (2) Two bedrooms with king-size beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds that can be converted into a king in the third bedroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This condo is a very special place. The overall design is beautifully appointed without being overdone. It's lovely and comfortable at the same time.


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Air Conditioned Beautiful Oceanfront Condo Ground Floor #115
average rating of 4.901786 based on 115 reviews

Beautiful unit, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a tremendous stay at Menehune Shores. The owner Cheryl is a wonderful and accommodating person. She will keep in contact with you during the rental process and call you on the first day of your stay to make sure all is good upon your arrival. She was even able to extend our stay as we lost 3 days at the start due to snow storms on the east coast. Now that’s accommodating! The unit is nicely remodeled with all the amenities you could ask for, stainless kitchen which is well stocked, beautiful tiled baths, air conditioning if you need it, beach accessories, chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, etc., you will not want for more.We really enjoyed the ground floor location with its quick access to the beautiful beaches, pool and grills. Sunsets off the lanai are beautiful but make a trip to the roof for one, a nice experience. Kihei is a great location on Maui, wonderful place to start your explorations of the island.It has that laid back vibe and friendly atmosphere that is exactly what we wanted for this vacation. We will definitely contact Cheryl again when we schedule our next trip to Maui. A beautiful unit located on an island Paradise.


  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you so very much. You have really hit the highlights of the pluses of staying with us. It was fun to connect with you while you were there, and we look forward to your return.
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Perfect Tropical Vacation For Our Family!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 9 nights in April in this lovely condominium along with our two children, their spouses and 2 grandchildren. Menehune Shores and this particular 3 bedroom condo is the perfect location on Maui for our family. We love ground floor, direct oceanfront, well manicured lawns, great bbq's, outstanding beach for young kids and a lovely pool! The Kihei area is close to the best beaches on Maui and typically has the sunniest weather on the island. An additional plus for us is it's proximity to Costco (just 20 minutes) as we love to bbq each evening at sunset. Outstanding bbq's and great food and drink are convenient at a very reasonable price.

The unit itself is spacious, updated, ground floor, 3 bedroom (tough to find on Maui), as close to the Ocean as you can get, lush green lawn (as nice as many golf course putting greens), beautiful swaying palm trees and sunsets to die for.

We received excellent prompt communication from Cheryl during the booking process and before our trip. Our on-island contact, Richard, was courteous and timely in response to our needs during our stay.

What is not to like?


Gregg & Margo

Gig Harbor, WA

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still my favorite place to stay on Maui!!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this unit five times now and enjoy it more every time. The owners pay close attention to detail and it shows. It is very conveniently located to be able to get around to the island sights such as Hana, Haleakala, Wailea, and Lahaina, yet it is quiet compared to much of Kihei. We love that it is right on the water! It has a good Indian restaurant on site, but we often drive to nearby Nalu's for island fare or to Coconuts when the kids are with us. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property that exceeded my expectations. We had a group of 7 (5 adults, 2 pre-schoolers) and there was plenty of space so we never felt cramped. What really helped was being on the first floor so we could open the patio doors and extend the living space onto the nice lawn. Our kids loved playing ball out there and chasing the other kids around. And, of course, the views were incredible (especially sunsets). We booked this hoping to see whales from the lanai, but unfortunately, the majority of whales seemed to have left a little early this year. (We still found a few on a whale watching trip, though). I imagine during peak season, it would be great whale watching from this property. We did see sea turtles in the fish pond, both underwater and on the rock wall, which was a wonderful treat.

Cheryl was fantastic to work with--very communicative and eager to help. Her property manager was also great. We ended up trying to fit a last-minute snorkel in our final morning (since the day before was shot due to rain) and our clothes weren't quite dry by the time we needed to leave. He allowed my husband to stay in the unit while he waited for them to finish. (The kids and I had everything else in the car).

This was our first time staying in Kihei, and I'm glad we did. It was a very convenient location for getting around south Maui yet had everything we needed within a 5-minute drive. Much better than Maalea where we've stayed before.

The unit itself is nicely updated, especially compared to others in the same building. The kitchen had everything we needed, though we didn't do any serious cooking. There were also starter supplies of detergents, trash bags, paper supplies, etc. The best part was all the beach gear. Our kids loved the sand toys and we appreciated the beach chairs.

Overall, I highly recommend this property and hope we will be able to return soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you chose our place for your family vacation. Like you say, it is great to be able to have the lawn as an "extension" of the condo. And the view absolutely can't be beat. Plus like you say, everything you might need is nearby. We look forward to your return.
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  • 5 of 5

This place was great. We have two young kids (3yr old and 15 month old) and this place was perfect for them with the grassy area out back and just a few steps from the beach.

The condo is stocked with everything you need and is close to “downtown” Kihei and only about 35 min from Lahaina.

The beach is great for kids - no waves, shallow water and sea turtles out in the rocks.

We will be back. The property owner, Cheryl, even called the first night to make sure everything was ok. Thank you Cheryl!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It is a great place for kids the ages of yours to be able to run out on the lawn and to the nearby beach and swimming in the ancient Hawaiian fishpond right in front of Menehune Shores. We look forward to your return!
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Simply breathtaking such an amazing property

  • 5 of 5

The owner Cheryl was the nicest person. She called us the first day and then continued to communicate with our family to ensure our family was having a great holiday. Her home was beautiful and spacious with lots of household products. The condo was clean and the grass area was perfect for our family. It’s surround by beaches and the layout of the condo was perfect so we were not on top of each other. When we return we would love to stay here again. Thank you Cheryl for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I remember you, too, and it was especially rewarding to get to know you in that opportunity we had. I look forward to your return.
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Haleakala National Park (Kula)
Rise early to see the sunrise! Also view The Big Island of Hawaii. Then hike across the cr...
Hana Highway
You will need a whole day, but it's worth it. Take a guide (book or CD), camera, binocula...
Mama's Fish House
Spendy, but a treat. Or eat somewhere else in Pa'ia, there are lots of places.
Pacific Whale Foundation
This is right next to Menehune Shores so just walk over. Find out their hours. They have l...
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Right over there by Pa'ia. Watch the pounding surf and the surfers. Great fun!
Maui Ocean Center
Great for the whole family!!
Oheo Gulch
It's the Seven Sacred Pools after Hana. Beautiful waterfalls if you hit it right.
Keawakapu Beach
Fabulous beach! Short drive to get there, south of Menehune, before Wailea. Rent stand-up ...
Alii Kula Lavender
Upcountry has lots of surprises and this is one of them.
Iao Valley State Park
An interesting spot to visit. Go and then come back to the condo and find the picture of it!
Da Kitchen Kahului
Eat Loco Moco with the locals, best at the one in Kahului.
Banyan Tree
A must-see.
5 Palms Restaurant
Good food and what a view!
Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman
Great place to eat!
Hali’imaile General Store
A favorite for good food!
Surfing Goat Dairy
Take the kids!
Wailea Golf Club
This must be the place for the golfer.
Kihei Caffe
A local favorite for breakfast.
Maui Wine, Ulupalakua Vineyards
Take it in on your way back from Hana.
Mana Foods
Don't miss this spot in Pa'ia.
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kahului (OGG)
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: recommended

Menehune Shores is in a wonderful location, central to sightseeing and not far from the airport. It is very convenient to be able to go up to Haleakala or to drive around to Hana. It is near Wailea for golf and to great beaches for swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and having beach time. Great restaurants and shopping are nearby, too.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.42%

Additional guests over 6 $40pp/night.
Check-in time 3pm; check-out time 11am.
Fewer than 5 nights cleaning fee of $225.
Cancellation fee: $250, no refund after 60 days prior to arrival unless can re-book.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Year round availability. HI tax ID# W17818344.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.