Luxury and Attention to Detail Are Your Gateway to an Oceanfront Maui Paradise
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Availability update: We're now fully booked for Summer 2016 (to December 11); we still have three weeks available in Winter 2016/17, which runs from December 12 to April 14, 2017.
Hale Kai O’Kihei August-September 2016 Improvement Update:
We’ve had several repeat guests inquire as to why August and September are blocked off in our calendar.
That’s because Hale Kai O’Kihei is undertaking a lovely series of improvements to the ocean-side of our building! The end result will be spectacular, with new materials, showers, and other stunning upgrades further ensuring our standing as the very best boutique accommodation in Maui.
While some hearty souls have urged us to let them stay during this building improvement ‘and make the best of it,’ our view is that with the noise, dust, and safety issues — and the project’s scope precluding access to our beach and lawn for much of the duration — the experience provided to our guests will not meet our standard of “exceptional.”
So, we’re closing down for the duration of the HKOK improvement project. We apologize for the inconvenience, but know that these exterior improvements will add tremendously to our and our guests’ enjoyment of the always-restorative Hale Kai O’Kihei when we re-open in October.
If a post-HKOK-improvement stay fits with your calendar, don’t delay and book soon — we're now almost fully booked for Winter 2016/17.
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 (W87097056-01) 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.
Member since: 2009
- On floor 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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. ...moreless
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- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
The lanai features a table for dining, and seating for four. Decorative works by local artists hang at each end of the lanai, and an overhead Lutron dimmer helps set the mood for sunset dining!...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
Four dryers are are located in the first-floor breezeway (in the middle of the building), available from 8:00 am to last-load start at 7:30 pm. Cost per load is $1.75 (60 mins.), with change available through dollar-bill changer, or at Customer Service desk at Times Supermarket, one block away....moreless
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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Elegant, tasteful, and comfortable. 'Cabana Joe' lighting, mahogany overhead fan, lovely sofa and love seat create an intimate feel that is at the same time open, cool, and exotically tropical....moreless
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- Towels Provided:
There's a Maytag high-efficiency front-load washer in the bathroom. As well, three washers are located in the first-floor breezeway (in the middle of the building), available from 8:00 am to last-load start at 7:30 pm. Cost per load is $1.50 (35 Mins.), with change available through dollar-bill changer, or at Customer Service desk at Times Supermarket, one block away....moreless
We've added our own in-unit WiFi for our guests' exclusive use at no charge. The building also offers free WiFi, but its reliability makes it less suitable for guests requiring assured access. ...moreless
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A beautiful kitchen featuring cherry-wood cabinetry, stainless-steel Kenmore 'Elite' appliances, Lutron lighting with dimmers, and all you need in the way of supplies to make eating-in a delight....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Summer 2016 - Sold Out!
Apr 22 - Dec 11, 2016
7 night min stay
Winter 2016 - Only 3 wks left!
Dec 12 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay
Apr 15 - Dec 11, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $140 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 13.42%
Cancellation Policy: If booking cancelled 31 days or more prior to the arrival date, the rental payment, less a $100 (plus applicable taxes) non-refundable booking deposit, is refunded. If a booking is cancelled 30 days or less prior to the arrival date, the rental payment is 100% non-refundable, although the $300 security deposit, and the cleaning fee are refunded. There is no refund for shortened stays after you have arrived, and there is no fee 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 consider purchasing travel cancellation insurance if you think your plans may change or be interrupted.
Seven-night minimum stay. Rates are for two people. Our Summer 2016 rate (Apr. 22, 2016 - Dec. 11, 2016) is $150/nt. Our Winter 2016-2017 rate (Dec. 12, 2016 - Apr. 14, 2017 ) is $285/nt. Our Summer 2017 rate (Apr. 15, 2017 - Dec. 11, 2017) is $160/nt. Cleaning fee is $140. Rates subject to 13.42 HI State Tax (HI Tax #W87097056-01). 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. And because 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, we ask that you make your reservations for the following year during y
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the 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 have just sold). 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!
Why the Owner Chose Kihei, HI, USA:
We’ve been visiting HKOK since 1997, and bought our first apartment in 2008, selling it this spring. 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.
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On the beach, on the ocean's edge -- that's Hale Kai O'Kihei, Maui perfected.
An early beach walk -- plan the day or just see where the golden sand takes you.
Or maybe the lanai view to keep you busy all day -- and what's wrong with that?
Inside, an air-conditioned or fan-cooled respite, and all you need to relax.
Cherry wood and top-end appliances make for an inviting ocean-view kitchen.
Afternoon nap or an early night in the cool, quiet comfort of the bedroom oasis.
Rich towels, granite, fine cherry wood, pebbled shower floor - bathroom or spa?
Golden sand, warm South Pacific breezes, gentle waves, and swaying palms . . .
Hale Kai O'Kihei -- a magical gateway to all your South Pacific dreams . . .
Palms set against a golden sunset . . . the whole show watched from your lanai.
Each night's rich palette of sky lights more amazing than the night before.
Before sunrise, you wake early. The moon's work almost done, Maui begins anew.
A new day dawns in Maui . . . is there a better place for your morning coffee?
Maui decision -- beach walk, pool or ocean swim, a good book, or just the view?
The decision made harder by the view from your lanai, and dreams of the horizon.
Stunning remodel and elegant kitchen make lounging and eating an exotic delight.
The fully equipped kitchen speeds your return to lanai, beach and relaxation.
Cast-glass shower panels' unique design evokes the majestic view off the lanai.
With whales, sailboats, and that gorgeous Pacific, the lanai never disappoints.
Late afternoon puts the world in context, allowing you to redefine, reconnect.
The daily ritual as sunset nears, a gentle beach gathering to take it all in.
All that's needed to complete the picture is you. What are you waiting for?
Need more convincing? Imagine sunsets like this every night from your own lanai.
Live the Hawaiian holiday you've dreamt of. Make this the year for you and Maui.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016
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