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Owner-managed beachfront Maui paradise; HKOK208 offers unrivaled luxury and care

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 612 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Exquisite one-bedroom, one-bath beachfront apartment on the ocean's edge

Thank you so much for considering Hawaii, Maui, and Hale Kai O’Kihei for your vacation. With so many wonderful and exotic holiday destinations to choose from, the Internet bringing access to them right to your home, and vacation time and dollars so precious, we appreciate you taking the time to visit our site.

In finishing, furnishing, and maintaining our apartment 208, we started from a simple premise: what do we like about where we stay when we’re on holiday? Whether we’re doing a home exchange, staying in a reciprocal private club in another city, or in an apartment or condo booked through VRBO, we want a place that speaks to intimacy and individuality.

We don’t like cold, impersonal, one-size-fits-all experiences, where the bare minimum is what’s provided. We want to stay in places where our needs are important, where our time spent travelling to the destination and the cost of getting there is understood and appreciated. We want to stay in homes and apartments where the human touch of the owner abounds — where the owner’s attention to detail and focus on our experience are always top of mind.

It’s all about passion. Your experience with us needs to be exceptional. From the moment you walk in the door, we want you to experience an ocean-front home away from home that is warm and welcoming. Perhaps it’s the colours, the cleanliness, or the carefully selected artwork. Maybe it’s the fresh flowers and wine, or the L'Occitane en Provence toiletries. Or perhaps it's one of the dozens of other little touches — like the beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel gear, binoculars — that make arriving and getting started on your time off and time away just that much quicker and easier.

We spend a great deal of time listening to our guests and tailoring our efforts to their needs. The personal touch infuses all that we do, and that passion is fuelled each time a guest returns, or recommends our apartment to family members and friends.

Again, thank you for choosing Hawaii and Maui, and for considering our apartment 208 at Hale Kai O’Kihei. We’d like you to stay with us, and experience our efforts to make your stay exceptional and to keep you coming back, whenever work schedules, family commitments, or the need to ‘just get away’ allow.

Now, information about what awaits you at Hale Kai O’Kihei and apartment 208 . . . .

If you're looking to stay in one of the nicest oceanfront apartments available at Hale Kai O’Kihei, then you've found it! Apartment 208 in Hale Kai O’Kihei offers the Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of.

If “perfect” is the best word to describe the location of Hale Kai O’Kihei — on a palm-tree bordered golden-sand beach on a quiet residential street off busy South Kihei Road — then “stunning” is the only word to describe apartment 208, a fully renovated, no-expense-spared one-bedroom oasis on the second floor of this Kihei beachfront jewel.

From gorgeous cherry wood cabinets in the kitchen and bath with silent closing drawers, elegant granite kitchen and bath countertops, Kohler fixtures, Grohe faucets, exquisite shower with artist-designed cast-glass panels and found-pebble floor, virtually seamless 18” x 18” tile from the front door to the outer edge of the lanai, top-end appliances including flat-glass cooktop, ultra low-sound dishwasher and compact clothes washer . . .

. . . to a work-of-art ‘glass wall’ to the lanai with feather-light centre-opening doors, a peaceful but high-efficiency Fujitsu Halcyon 18,000 BTU split air conditioner, and yes, even an electric sunshade on the lanai allowing full-lanai use and ocean views, even at the height of the afternoon sun . . .

. . . and backed by only the highest quality and thread-count linens and beddings for refreshing tropical sleep, unit 208 builds on the perfect beachside location of Hale Kai O’Kihei and puts you in the picture in one of the most luxurious and fully outfitted units this jewel of a building has to offer.

And when you add this stunning unit to the perfect location? The Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of, matched by few other units in HKOK.

Relaxing in apartment 208 on the second floor of this beautiful Kihei beachfront property, the stress and pressures of hectic Mainland life are all but forgotten. Offering privacy and calm amid the sight, sound, and feel of gently breaking waves, swaying palm trees, and soothing ocean breezes, Hale Kai O’Kihei, with just over 50 units on three floors, delivers South Maui’s best boutique accommodation and oceanfront experience.

Enjoy the ocean view from your private lanai. Walk across the lawn beneath the swaying palms to swim in the warm, breathlessly blue Pacific. Stroll the quiet and largely undiscovered beach and return re-connected and renewed. Linger in the pool taking in the green lawn, the golden-sand beach, the Island of Lanai, and the sky that goes on forever. Watch the sunset from the warm sand at the edge of the beach, the palms behind you, the future and all its possibilities directly ahead.

This one-bedroom, second-floor oasis will be your ‘home away from home’ with all the amenities you will need for the Maui vacation for which you've been waiting. And Kihei, located on the sunny, southern shore of Maui, is only 20 minutes from the airport in Kahului.

This is one of the very nicest units in HKOK, and offers you the Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of.

This is a licensed vacation rental, so book with confidence. As well, in renting this unit, you are renting directly from the owner, not an agent or third-party representative. The owner has an Internal Revenue Service Tax Identification Number and a Hawaii Tax Identification Number (111-920-3328-01) for the collection and remittance of State of Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT) and State of Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET), and dutifully makes all remittances required by law while complying with, and reserving all protections under, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the United States — Canada Income Tax Convention.

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Owner
Adam Leamy, Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Adam Leamy, Owner

We're like many of the guests we've met at Hale Kai O' Kihei over the years -- we've got demanding jobs, and put a lot of effort into our work. So there are times when we just want to get away from the stress for a few days, and get to a place where living is just easier, the demands less.

That philosophy guided our renovation and redecoration of our first Hale Kai O’Kihei apartment when we purchased it in 2008 (and sold in 2015). The same approach influenced the additions and touches we've added to this stunningly renovated unit #208, which we purchased in 2011.

We've added more “Maui” colour though a restfully exotic paint palette, thoughtful furnishings, finishings, and appliances, and additional locally sourced vintage Hawaiian artwork. We don’t like to pack too much when we come to Hale Kai O’Kihei, so we stock snorkels, fins, and masks, boogie boards and beach chairs right down to binoculars and tropical CDs for our guests and us to use.

We’re always learning more about what makes a stay at Hale Kai O’Kihei an outstanding experience for ourselves and our guests. And with #208, one of the nicest units in Hale Kai O’Kihei -- itself the best in boutique accommodation in South Maui -- we’ve perfected the delivery of the Hawaiian experience that we and our guests have dreamt of!

So join us in the great Maui adventure at Hale Kai O’Kihei! Come and visit and discover the Hawaiian holiday of your dreams!

Adam Leamy, Owner purchased this condo in 2011

Why Adam Leamy, Owner chose South Maui

We’ve been visiting HKOK since 1997, and bought our first apartment in 2008, selling it in 2015. This remarkable place, and the experience it offers, gets in your blood. Departures for us and our guests aren’t the end -- they’re just the start of planning for the next trip. And that’s the best way to finish a holiday -- making plans for the next one.

Each time we visit, HKOK delivers. Sometimes we’re doing errands and chores; other times, we’re true ‘guests’ ourselves, relishing the chance to do blissfully, decadently nothing. Just taking in the sights, the sounds, and the beauty of it all. And the great thing is that it’s all there, visible from the private lanai or for direct interaction by way of a few paces across the lawn, through the palm trees to the beach.

In March 2011, on a beach walk from HKOK, past the oceanfront estates on Halama St. through Kalama Park, and over a coffee at Kihei Caffe, the decision was made to buy #208. Why? Because in a world of sometimes wearying change HKOK is a welcome, restorative constant. And therein lies the HKOK charm: Shopping and services are a block away and those farther afield run the gamut from Macy’s to Tiffany’s. For us, the real draw continues to be this simple delight: Once we get in the door of #208, and put our groceries away, we're set, and can experience much of what we want from Maui, even whale watching, from our own lanai or our own front yard and beach.

The lure of Maui’s beaches, restaurants and places to watch the world slowly go by remains. But 208, uniquely renovated, offers a wondrous Hawaiian experience, all day long -- one many of us dreamt of in childhood on ‘sick days’ in colder climes, when game-show hosts Bob Barker or Tom Kennedy whisked winners away to Hawaii, affording us all a Technicolor glimpse of this exotic paradise.

Sitting on the edge of the beach with a glass of wine, long after the sun has disappeared? Still a star-gazer's paradise, and an awesome way to end any day.

What makes this condo unique

We love walking the beach first thing in the morning, before the sun peeks out over the edge of Haleakala, when ours are the first footprints in the sand.

We love the way that in the mid-morning, the water just off the shore is dead calm, and is as many shades of blue, blue-green, and turquoise you can count.

We love watching the horizon out past the shallows, where the water turns a deep, alluring blue, when the breaching Humpbacks send plumes of bright white spray into the air.

We love the midday when beach walkers and sun bathers take a break from the waves and the sun, seeking shade and sustenance, and a quiet falls over Hale Kai O’Kihei.

We love the mid-afternoon awakening when the wind picks up, the waves are more playful, drawing windsurfers and kite surfers to the shore and the challenges beyond.

We love the late afternoon, when the sun accelerates its race for the far side of Lanai and the lawn is a velvety canvas of yellows and greens, set against the dark slope of West Maui to the north, and a still-clear sky speaks to the promise of stars and far-away dreams to follow.

We love when the sun finally winks out behind Lanai, and those who have assembled on the lawn and beach to watch its farewell hug, kiss, or squeeze hands, in that knowing gesture which acknowledges that this one moment, this one sunset, experienced together, was what called them to Maui, and which they will use, in the years ahead, as the touchstone to remember their trip here, and why it was so special.

And then we love when darkness falls, and the two of us head down to the beach, lie back in the sand, and take in the enormity of the clarity and depth of the wondrous night sky.

Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 612 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A gorgeous bathroom featuring cherry-wood cabinetry, appointments by Kohler and Grohe, thick and thirsty Hotel Collection towels, a Maytag washer, plus various supplies -- a hair dryer, too -- to assist in making your stay comfortable and complete.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • There is a queen-size bed in the bedroom, and a new double-sized pull-out La-Z-Boy sofa bed in the living room with 8'' deep La-Z-Boy air mattress.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Lutron lighting switches control overhead lights in the bathroom, hallway and kitchen, allowing you to set the light level to create the right mood -- set the preferred low-light level, and with one tap, soft lights come to life for a romantic, spa-like atmosphere; with two taps, full brightness. Tommy Bahama “Pineapple Lane” fan with mahogany blades in living room, and Casablanca 'Capistrano' fan (also with mahogany blades) in the bedroom will evoke South Seas thoughts, while gently caressing with cool air. Outside, a lovely beachfront lawn, dotted with palm trees links you to the beach and blue waters beyond. When you want a break from the sun, but want to stay close to the water's edge, you can move your supplied beach and lounge chairs under the shade of rustling palms to read and relax, with the waves, whales, and horizon always in sight, and the beach just steps away.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 74 reviews
Seattle, WA
5

The perfect spot for our honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED this condo! It had all of the amenities we needed, including a fully stocked kitchen & bathroom, washing machine, air conditioner in the living room, a comfortable bed, and an amazing lanai with a beautiful view. We especially appreciated the beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, and cooler. It was really nice not to have to rent these. The property managers were present and extremely helpful to guests. The condo was in a great location of Kihei, nearby many wonderful restaurants. We could walk out our door and be on the beach in a minute. Adam, the unit owner was warm and welcoming from the moment we booked the condo. We would certainly stay here again and would recommend this spot to anyone visiting Kihei.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The thanks go to you — it is such a special thing to be involved in the start of a couple’s married life together, and we’re so glad you found this lovely property and this special apartment. And you’re spot on about walking out the door and being on the beach in seconds. Our first visit to Maui 20 years ago, we stayed in a lovely place down South Kihei Road; but it was on the other side of the road, and up a steep hill. Everything “Hawaii” that we wanted to do, we had to do by car – always loading and unloading, and driving and looking for parking. “Never again,” we said, and then we found Hale Kai O’Kihei. Everything Hawaii, right at the edge of your lanai. We were hooked, and I still get excited when others are visiting. And we still get excited about our visits, too! We’re heading down in September, and are now counting the days! We’re moving to Molton Brown of London toiletries, and will be unpacking them and putting them in place during our stay. As well, with our Kenmore Elite Dishwasher about to turn six years old, we’ve moved to Bosch, and will be installing their 39-decibel model which, from all accounts, looks to be a stunning unit and a solid performer. Even a backlight to illuminate the interior! And we’ll be doing a host of other chores that we do quarterly. That said, our guests have been caring, and are always so kind to the apartment; I am always amazed that its condition seems not to change from visit to visit. What a lovely thing it is that guests take such care so that those who follow can share in the same experience. Again, thank you for choosing Hawaii and Maui, and for finding Hale Kai O’Kihei and us; we were delighted to play a small role in your celebration, and think that the way you handle yourselves and care for others speaks to a happy, long road together! Well done you! Adam
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5

Our Oasis....aaaahhhhh, so lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Our first stay at Hale Kai O’Kihei was in 1975 and we have returned many times since then. Many changes have happened on Maui and in Kihei over the last 42 years, but HKOK has managed to keep its unique charm – almost an oasis of quiet beauty. The sunset is not between high buildings or across a busy highway. Instead we are on the lanai, front and center, best seat in the house, for this nightly ritual. There is always something to watch, paddleboarders drift by, snorkelers float around the rocks, boats go to and from Molokini and the occasional fisherman tries his luck just offshore. Hale Kai feels like “coming home” and this well-equipped suite has all the comforts of home. You can feel yourself relax the moment you step out on that scenic lanai. Three generations of our family have enjoyed Hale Kai - even a honeymoon by generation 3 and we are looking forward to sharing it with the 4th generation.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I sometimes think we don’t do enough to thank people for choosing Hawaii, Maui, and Hale Kai O’Kihei. It’s a far easier trip to make now then in 1975, or even 1997 when we first visited, but it’s still a journey. Albeit one that comes with a great payoff — I still get excited when people say they’re vising the Hawaii or Maui — never mind Hale Kai O’Kihei! But to have visited Hale Kai O’Kihei since 1975? That puts one into a very special category of guest; several of our guests have been with us since the start in 2007 when we bought 203 (now sold) and continuing along with 208, and more than that, they, like you, can count dozens of visits, and remarkably, so now can their children and grand-children; I cannot tell you how special it is for us to play our small role in continuing this tradition. Your kind note touches upon the conundrum of Hale Kai O Kihei: Of course it has changed over the decades. New owners bring new ideas and investment, and several of the apartments here are lovingly, and thoroughly modern. Yet through all that, despite all the modern conveniences we’ve installed for guests in our place and that other progressive owners have installed in their apartments, HKOK seems not to have changed one iota. It remains a treasure — undiscovered, unique, and truly the best boutique accommodation experience one can find on Maui. Thank you for finding Maui and Hale Kai O’Kihei, and for introducing your family to it through the decades since your first visit all those years ago. Adam
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5

The best, as always.

  • 5 of 5

Adam and Michelle:

Still the best place to stay on Maui. The place looks terrific and fabulous, as it always does, with all the thoughtful amenities, especially the beach and swimming gear. First rate. It was just too short a stay, but I'll be back. You guys are always planning on adding something to make a stay even better. What's up next?

James

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahh, the fellow traveller! The thanks, as always, are to you. I've become quite used to your quarterly visits over the years, and something seemed amiss when I'd not heard from you . . . But then there you were, passing through again from where points west begin as points far east. Since your last visit, we've dodged yet another effort by Hawaii legislators to nationalize owner-managed vacation properties in its ongoing effort to create a hotel monopoly in the state . . . the state's legislature collapsing in chaos on several fronts in May. Sadly, I've had no choice but to reduce my local spending, as each year more dollars go to local lobbyists. That said, we've upped our spending on guest amenities in California and Washington, and here in British Columbia. So while we've bid farewell to L'Occitane bath products and local fresh flowers, we've reached agreement with Molton Brown of London, and our new line of shampoo, conditioner, shower wash, bath lotion — and their gorgeous hand soap — should arrive via Florida next week! I cannot wait! We tested them out at Nordstrom's in Vancouver last week and they're just stunning. And as you may have noticed upon your return home, current and ongoing guests — as well as guests who have made a difference to me in their words and deeds — are receiving a one-year subscription to Hawaii Magazine. It comes out six-times a year, and for that, is more discerning in its coverage of restaurants to try, routes and beaches to explore, hiking trails to trod, and culture to absorb. Perhaps it will assist guests in planning their upcoming visit, serve as a memento of their Hawaii experience, or spur them on to explore other islands in Hawaii . . . or even destinations further afield. All are just fine with me; it really is a nice read every two months, and it's such a treat to see arrive in the post. As your regular visits remind me, this place — and this apartment — are good places to 'come home' to. I'm always delighted to get your text letting me know you're again on your way, about to appear from the far-off horizon. A singular pleasure, those texts. Thank you. Until our paths cross again . . . Adam
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Oakland, California
5

The Best Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

Dear Adam and Michelle,

We had such A TERRIFIC TIME!!!!! It was outstanding. Your place is amazing, just as you said. I wrote about our adventures in your guest book. I long to be back in Maui already. I feel like I belong there.

Oh!!! Wonderful. And so much so because of your condo. The serenity and beauty made our stay into a surprising second honeymoon. It was our fifteenth anniversary, and we could not have spent it at a better place.

I love music, and I play the guitar. Your CD collection, especially the compilation CDs were fabulous, Sounds of Hale Kai. I want the entire collection! Wish I could buy it.

Mahalo to Adam and Michelle for your time, attention, detail, artistry; this makes a fabulous experience for your guests.

Susan and Kenneth

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Exuberance. Love of life. And your eye for the smaller things matched by a pen that fits well to your hand making them more easily seen and appreciated by the rest of us. To me, that bespeaks a grand flair for life and the robust living of it. And in that, the recipe for a long, happy one. I have loved our written exchanges as your visit approached, and since . . . and I shall miss them. In the days ahead, I’ll ready the playlists for the 30-odd CDs that comprise the “Sounds of Hale Kai” collection that I’ve been compiling since 2007, and will send them off to you. New songs, some very old ones -- and some I’d now change -- but all, in their own way, make me long to be at HKOK, or evoke memories of it, sitting on that lanai, taking in the sights and sounds of the lovely blue Pacific and the palms that dot the lawn at its edge. Thank you so much for making your visit so enjoyable for us. Adam
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5

Romantic, relaxing, comforts of home away from home set in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating our 30th anniversary during this 10 day stay in this fantastic location and condo on the beach. We were in desperate need of relaxation and that is what we definitely experienced, in fact I don't think I've ever felt so relaxed as I was on this trip! I literally did not want to leave first time ever I wasn't ready to go home! Enjoyed the lanai so much, ate our meals, watched paddle boarders, sunsets, sea turtles poking their heads up, and loved hearing the conch blown every night at sunset! The remote screen on the lanai helps screen the sun at dinner. The owners thoughtfulness in providing beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels, snorkel equipment, beach boards, cooler and beach bag is a special touch. We sure made use of these! We enjoyed several long walks along the beach our longest being 8.5 miles. We ate most meals in the condo which was so well equipped. We would highly recommend staying in this unit and are so grateful that we did! Linda and Dale P

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very glad you chose Hawaii and Hale Kai O’Kihei for your anniversary, and that you let us play a role in such a significant achievement. I can’t think of a better place to start married life together, and to mark milestones in the journey. And well done, you, for making it a relaxing trip, too. Our first trip to Maui, we stayed farther south, in a lovely new building at the time, on the land side of South Kihei Road, up a hill, more facing east than west. As we crossed the threshold to that apartment, we realized that if we were going to experience Hawaii, and Maui, we’d need to be up and out the door by 7:00 AM, and run hard all day, and not return until after sunset if we were to see it. Put simply, every second spent in that apartment in the waking hours was time spent removed from Hawaii. So, by Day Two, and being out of the apartment for perhaps 12 hours of the day, we were exhausted — and we’d started the holiday pretty beat up in the first place. “Never again,” we said. Next time, we’d find a place right on the water, and not on busy South Kihei Road — we wanted to be on one of those two or three little peninsulas in Kihei that puts you even farther west, with quiet behind us, and nothing but palms, beach, and ocean in front of us. We wanted a place where we could sit on the lanai all day if we wanted to, and not miss a bit of the joy that is Hawaii. That's how we found the hidden treasure that is Hale Kai O’Kihei. Your eloquent description of what you experienced there is what has fuelled our return — and our emotional and physical restoration — year after year since. You’ve nailed it, capturing the sheer, easy, and relaxing delight of the place. And in that, you’ve also succeeded in making us both want to return as soon as we can. Usually we’re there over the First and Fourth celebrations, but this year, it will be later in the summer — work, of course, determining our play, at least for a while longer. But until then, your lovely note will serve as a welcome and spot-on touchstone for what awaits all of us at the end of that journey to Maui and Kihei. Thank you so much for taking the time to pen it, taking us all to that lovely place by the ocean’s edge. Please do return; we’d be delighted if you chose HKOK again, and we’d welcome you in a heartbeat. And again, congratulations on your 30th Anniversary! Adam
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5

Incredible, romantic, perfect place to stay in Maui

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary with a 2-week stay in this amazing condo right on the beach. We've stayed in this complex before so we knew it was great, but this unit (208) is everything you could possibly want. The decor, the amenities, the location, the commitment by the owners to provide the very finest accommodation for their guests- all 5-star!! This location is central to everything so we went all over the island discovering new places to eat and explore. Every morning breakfast on the lanai watching the day come alive and every evening wine and relaxation on the same lanai watching the sun set make this a perfect slice of paradise. We left absolutely as relaxed as could be and so grateful we had this beautiful place to call home for 2 weeks. We highly recommend HKOK 208 and will be back!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the nicest things I’ve ever received from a guest I received from you a few days into your stay; a stunningly lovely picture of you both. The image of contentment. And from your words, above, no trick of the lens, either. In no small way do I live vicariously through our guests. Work means Michelle and I can never get there often enough, so it’s usually an annual two-week trip for us, together, then three-or-four three-day trips for me to ensure all is as I’d want it to be for us and our guests. So I cannot tell you how much I appreciated that photo, and your notes during your stay of your discoveries and adventures. So, I find my self in the odd position of thanking you for bringing Maui to me, and along the way, allowing me to see a place I cherish through a different lens, and the type of traveller I’d like to be through the standard you demonstrated. I very much like your phrase, above, “Every morning, breakfast on the lanai watching the day come alive.” That’s it! Watching the day come alive. There are days that I’m out there before 5:00 AM, with the candle-lantern lit, watching darkness fade, and three hours later, I’m still there, watching it all. Yes, there are chores to do, and other activities, but I can’t tear myself away from that tranquil, restorative active-passivity. Shelly and Alan, thank you so much for returning, and being such lovely guests. Your kind words and your gentle care benefit all who read your lovely note, and visit this lovely little apartment on the ocean’s edge. And that includes Michelle and me, too. How delightful to have you stay and, curiously, rather sad to see you go. Please do consider this your home on Maui, and return whenever you can; we’d be so pleased to welcome you home. Adam
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A gently sloping sandy beach leads to rewarding swimming and snorkeling at Hale Kai O'Kihei (two snorkel sets are located in the bedroom closet), with low-tide opportunities to walk along the edge of the reef and experience small, beautiful aquatic life.

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Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Winter 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$265
 
 
Summer 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$160
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Damage Deposit $300

Cancellation Policy: If booking cancelled at least 60 days prior to arrival, a 100% refund will be made. If cancelled between 60 and 30 days prior to arrival, a 50% refund will be made. Cancellations less than 30 days before arrival are 100% non-refundable, although the $300 security deposit, and the cleaning fee are refunded. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 PM (Central Standard Time) on the appropriate day. There is no refund for shortened stays after arrival. No fee is charged for arrival- or departure-date changes if there is time available and changes are made well in advance; if there is not time available, the cancellation policy will apply. Please purchase travel cancellation insurance if you think your plans may change or be interrupted.

Seven-night minimum stay. Rates are for two people. Summer 2017 rate (Apr. 15, 2017 - Dec. 15, 2017) $160/nt. Winter 2017-2018 rate (Dec. 16, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2018) $265/nt. Cleaning fee is $140. Rates subject to 13.42 HI State Tax (HI Tax ID 111-920-3328-01). We offer guests staying 28 nights or more 10% off posted rates.

Year-in-advance reservations: Airlines generally don’t post their flight schedules more than a year in advance. For guests who have booked their stay with us in advance of airlines’ publication of their schedules, a difficulty has been created when airline schedules are announced, and flight options don’t coordinate with the dates guests have booked with us. As we are often fully booked, we’ve been unable to change guests’ accommodation dates to match flights. This was very frustrating for guests, so we don't accept reservations more than a year in advance of guest arrival at Hale Kai O’Kihei. That said, we offer our current guests the first opportunity to book the apartment for the same time period in the following year. To take advantage of this, please make your reservation for the following year during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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