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10-311 Kamaole Sands; Building with the Best Ocean Views in the entire complex!

Bedrooms 1
Space 818 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

10-311, 3rd flr Condo, 1 Br + Convertible Bed, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-4), Large Lanai

Our condo is #10-311. Third floor unit located conveniently close to main elevator, building stairwell is close by too.

The MOST important comfort item to confirm before you book at Kamaole Sands is the separate bedroom AC! This condo does have a separate bedroom AC, and a bedroom TV too.

The bedrooms in these condos are at the end of the hall, which is great for those that wish to stay up late in the living room/lanai as the separation is a good noise buffer. However an AC in the living room will not be enough to cool the bedroom & trade winds often cease at night.

This unit has the large Lanai, the perfect size for seating up to 8 people for dinner comfortably (bring out 2 chairs). Brazilian granite counters in the kitchen are unusually beautiful. There are tile floors through out the hallway and main areas of the condo. Tile is cool to the feet, and great for when you come back from the beach wet and sandy. Stack-able laundry is just off the hall in front of the 2nd bath.

High Speed Internet with free access to the WiFi. Use your streaming video services such as Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime through the TV.

Best recent additions - HDTV & Blu-ray DVD player. Also 4 inch memory foam mattress topper for the bed, and we have replaced the Living room futon with a fold-out couch we think is more comfortable.

Love the floor plan on this unit! The lanai is oriented northwest so the afternoon tropical sun does not beat down on you as it does in west facing Building #1, the only other Building with ocean views that are almost as comparable. Additional bonus, our lanai faces the sunsets! There is not much better than having dinner on the lanai and watching the sun go down behind the ocean.

The layout is also great for natural daytime cooling. During the afternoon the trade winds blow south along the coast, and if you leave the sliding glass door to the lanai open the wind gently blows into the living area and down the hall. Leave the front door open and just close the security screen door to create optimal airflow and truly savor that fresh island air.

We LOVE this vacation spot, and we live in a locale that's known for people visiting for vacations... Monterey Bay, California.

Southwest Maui is beyond vacation description summer or winter! In our opinion it is simply paradise.

RENTAL POLICIES (Hawaii Tax # W81619645-01)

We're contractually obliged to give resort operator 60 day notice during high season for a direct reservation (30 days otherwise). We must ask permission for direct rentals with less notice which may or may not be granted.

Up to a maximum of 4 guests

Additional 3rd and 4th guests free - (17 or under)

Additional guest fee of $10 for each person over age 17

All balances payable in US dollars

$200 deposit per week is required to secure your reservation, it will not be secured until your deposit is received which can be quickly dispatched via PayPal. (for long reservations, please call us)

Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival for standard/low season, 90 days prior for holiday/high season; reservation confirmation code is emailed to you after balance is cleared.

We prefer 1 week or longer bookings...

High season (12-1 through 4-15) we prefer 2 week bookings...

*Reserve for 14 or more nights any season (except Holiday) and receive a 5% discount*

Hawaii taxes additional 13.42% (collected by me for the State of Hawaii)

A $35 Castle Resort fee, a $50 reservation, and a $125 exit cleaning fee will be charged by the Resort

(You may pay these fees directly to the Resort)

Check-in time is 3 p.m.

Check-out time is 11 a.m.

A $300 refundable security deposit is placed on your credit card at check-in by Castle Resorts

Payments accepted by: U.S. Bank Check, Money Order, Credit Cards - accepted thru PayPal at 3.2% additional cost USA and 4.2% Internationally.

Please disclose if your residence is outside the U.S. if using Pay Pal; we've stopped accepting non-U.S. Bank checks for International settlements. Money orders in U.S. $ are still OK.

CANCELLATION: (high season[12-1 to 4-15]/low season)

$100 cancellation fee if cancelled more than of 90 days prior for high season or 60 days prior for low season reservation arrival.

All Payments non-refundable if cancelled within 90/60 days of reserved arrival.

Keywords: 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo, large Lanai, Ocean View, Beachfront, AC, bedroom AC, HDTV, Blu-ray, high speed internet, free WiFi, paradise

More Details

Gregory Heichel and Monica Heichel
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Gregory Heichel and Monica Heichel

Don Heichel

Soquel, California-

-There are vacations you & your kids will recall; this is a good one.

Careful, your brain has receptors that Maui fits perfectly. Those prone to addiction-type behaviors are particularly susceptible, this warning is waaay too late for us.

Best from Don, Mona & now adult children Gregory & Monica! BTW, there is one thing under the sun all of us STILL agree on...

'Maui No Ka Oi' which translates Maui is the best!

Gregory Heichel and Monica Heichel purchased this condo in 2005

Why Gregory Heichel and Monica Heichel chose South Maui

Southwest Maui is special even for Maui as the rainfall is less than 6 inches per year so you enjoy tropical warmth with less humidity & almost no flying insects. On our first trip, off to the nearby Grand Wailea Hotel to order sashimi & a beer at an outside table overlooking the ocean and reclined to watch the waves & drink... 5 minutes later had yet to encounter a fly with raw fish sitting on my plate. Later that trip while hiking through a bamboo thicket on the Hana side we looked down to see our legs covered with mosquitoes, what a wake up! If you ever find tropical warmth with almost zero flying insects that accepts USA dollars let me know as that's the basis of a great vacation.

Maui is such an enjoyable family vacation... watch the tourists reactions at the airport gate when their flight is called to return home... the whining is overt... that can't be my plane they're calling... my Maui vacation is over, Waaaaaaaaaa!

What makes this condo unique

We call it condo camping; full kitchen, laundry, internet, TV; we've camped in Yosemite & it's not this comfortable while the warm ocean water is far more fun to play in. Morning is for snorkeling, off the beach by 10 or 11 to avoid sunburn, big mid-day meal at the condo, drive where we want for shopping or sightseeing & back to the beach by 4 or so for boogey boarding which sets you up with a great appetite for dinner. Kihei is a town full of Hawaiian locals mixed with tourists featuring movies, Safeway & shopping while Wailea is immediately south for Golf & upscale shopping/restaurants with a selection of great hotels to explore with a beach walk & more snorkeling opportunities.

Extreme south Kihei is a unique location: the sand is finer, the wind is milder, the rain less, the big hotels newer, the snorkeling is so good that the Maui Dive Shop brochure highlighting the best snorkel locations omits mentioning Turtle-town (the first right turn south of Maui Prince Hotel where their boats go after boring Molikini), or Makena Landing [lost count of the Turtles we encountered last time we snorkeled there, but saw a group of 5 turtles on 6-28-12]... & the rates are very competitive).

World class vacation - Tough to beat...


Nearest Airport
14.4 Miles
Kahului Airport - about 25 minutes away
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Moose McGillycuddy's - less than 10 minute walk
Nearest Golf
31 Miles
Wailea Grand Champions - 10 minute drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
808 Bistro, Fred's Mexican - less than 10min walk
Nearest Beach
68.9 Metres
Kamaole III - across the street
Car: recommended

*Must-See Places*

Honolua Bay - Possibly best snorkeling in Maui, but the conditions are only right during the summer(in the winter there is amazing surf). If you snorkel and are staying in the summer this is a must-see. If you're a confident surfer and are staying in the winter I would recommend checking it out

Kamaole Beaches (I, II, and III) - local beaches, very long, great for sunsets

Makena Beach (Big Beach)

Kapalua Bay - Beautiful beach, great snorkeling. Sheltered bay with good water visibility

Wailea Beach (at Grand Wailea) - Gorgeous beach, great snorkeling at reef on southern end

Makena Landing - Great place for snorkeling, we see turtles here almost every time. Sheltered area with spectacular water visibility

Ulua beach - Very nice coral reef at north end of beach

Hana side of Maui - If you would like to see rainforests and waterfalls make sure to set aside a day to drive to Hana

Haleakala National Park - Tours go up to the peak of the dormant volcano for sunrise. For the adventurous some tours offer the option to bike down the volcano afterward

Kamaole Sands is right across the street form Kamaole III Beach Park, which has a long excellent skim/boogy boarding beach with awesome coral reefs at north and south end. Within 10-20 min drive of a dozen other spectacular coral reefs. Maui Dive shop has a free pamphlet on the best snorkel locations and any local dive shop will have affordable rental equipment. Nearby surfing instructors for novices or first timers. Very close to Wailea's world renowned golfing, five star restaurants, hotels and shopping.There is also a public walking path that connects all the beaches in Wailea, perfect for jogging or leisurely morning or evening strolls. Walking distance to Kihei boat launch for snorkeling/diving tours. Walking distance to several local bars, restaurants, and cafes. If you like mexican cuisine make sure you try Maui Tacos! Tennis courts, pool/hot tube area, ping pong table and gym located on the condo complex. Shallow kiddie pool area, and a second separate hot tube for adults only :] Beautifully landscaped lawns through out the complex and communal BBQ areas for guests. Several groceries and farmers markets in Kihei, and a Costco in Kahului (we make a big trip there and stock up on essentials).


Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 818 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Master bath has tub/shower, 2nd bath has stall shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Convertible bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size bed with a 4" memory foam topper, bedroom AC, ceiling fan, bedroom TV
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Kamaole Sands has really solid walls, sounds from neighboring condos don't penetrate walls or ceilings but can be heard through open lanai sliders. Quiet time is 10PM to 8AM If housekeeper places lanai mat on lanai side of slider, it will knock the sliding screen off its track; have had very little success in retraining housekeepers to place the mat on the living room side of the threshold... c'est la vie Otherwise Housekeeping is your friend, call them if you experience any situations where their staff would be helpful!


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10-311 Kamaole Sands; Building with the Best Ocean Views in the entire complex!
average rating of 3.9 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful Lanai,lovely view of the fountains and gardens.

  • 1 of 5

Our fourth stay at this Resort,and by far the most disappointing unit that we have rented through VRBO.

The condo is long overdue for a serious cleaning and up-grades.There is no excuse for the condition of the carpet in the bed room.(clean it or remove it).From the lack of a mat in the entrance ,to the rusty medicine cabinet,the bath tub rust stains,the scored Teflon cookware,the lack of eating utensils (3 dinner forks),the broken lamp switch,the flaking paint around the shower door,the condition of the lanai storage doors,to the stove dials that you can no longer read,it is not close to the standards that we have enjoyed at this Resort in the past.

Even a small investment and some effort would make this unit a more enjoyable experience for future guests.

Our email to the owner remains unanswered.

Photos available.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Jean & Lynn jones

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maple Ridge, B.C.

Amazing Value

  • 4 of 5

This unit is perfectly positioned with a fantastic and large lanai. Excellent view of the ocean which is an easy walk across the street. We've already booked another stay in unit. Owners are fantastic!!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unhappy renter

  • 2 of 5

This is our 4th yr of staying a month and our worst experience yet! Twice previously in the Kam Sands,which was enjoyable and why we returned. The unit is badly in need of painting,ceilings and fans were filthy.On suite bath tub was stained and chipped,veneer on vanity peeling off.Bedding was for a king not queen and needs replacing. We had to contact owner to get stained pillows replaced with new ones.Dryer noisy and had to be fixed. One wine glass only in kitchen otherwise adequate. Cleaning supplies were non existent and in order to have clean floors we purchased a swifter.the lanai is a good size with nice furniture but the constant fountain noise ( on 0900 off 2100) made conversation difficult and the Tv would have to be at a high volume with the slider shut to hear.despite all this we enjoyed the area and would recommend Kam Sands,just not this unit in its current state.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A first! Our guest complains about the noise from the pond fountain. (Another first, I'm responding to this review... ) I mention this because it seems so over the top/hyper in the complaint department, it seems very telling on the state of mind of our guest who stayed 29 days on Maui in February & was not happy about anything they deigned to mention, including the white noise from the pond. Still, negative comments may have an element of instruction... in that vein please allow me to suggest that Housekeeping staff is there to serve you (which is why I put up with Resort Staff & their predilections in the first place, so that you may have good, prompt service) & you may easily contact Housekeeping by pushing the front desk button on the phone & asking to be connected. We try to offer a comfortable vacation with the least hassle; we have had various complements & offer a newer couch, HDTV/DVD & are one of a few condos to offer a separate A/C in the Br (which is too far away from the L.R. for that A/C to effect your sleeping comfort but does separate L.R. noise from the Br). We have changed the bedroom curtain after it was specifically mentioned in a guest's review & will be working with Resort Staff to resolve these complaints (from our location on the Mainland). Finally, may I recommend that our guest, a M.D., would be happier with a $350+ a night Hotel to better fit their expectations while they vacation; I say that because their experience varies so markedly from our other guest's reviews. Abe Lincoln said that you can't please all the people all the time... how true. (We're still trying tho... )
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Great value

  • 4 of 5

This condo looks exactly like the photos on VRBO. The lanai is one of the larger ones on the property and has a beautiful view. It never gets direct sun so it's nice to sit out on anytime of day. The kitchen and living room are perfectly fine. Nothing overly fancy but everything you could think of is there (except a baking sheet!). The front door and bedroom are very close to the stairs and elevator but in the nine nights we were there, we were never bothered and/or woken by noise. The two bathrooms are clean and functional. If I were to be picky, I found the bedroom a little disappointing. The carpet and curtains are a little dirty, one of the lamps has been broken and glued back together, a piece of the TV is broken and drops onto the floor as soon as you open the dresser. The bed is comfortable and clean. The price is great for this unit. If you are looking for totally renovated suites you'll be paying a lot more. For the price per night, this unit is a great value.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada

Kamaole Sands in Kihei

  • 5 of 5

We (three of us) stayed 11 nights in a property at Kamaole Sands over Christmas. The condo has a great view of the Kamaole 3 beach (across the street) that is afforded by a large lanai (larger than many others) that is always cool because it does not receive direct sunlight (at least not at the holiday season time of year), so it is never too hot. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, has a nice swimming pool as well as two large hot tubs and a kiddie's pool. There is an onsite agent from Expedia who can organize any number of attractions in which you might be interested -- no pressure whatsoever and extremely helpful. The office personnel, security, and cleaning staff were always on site and similarly, extremely helpful.

The unit has all the requisite appliances, washer/dryer, televisions and so forth as well as beach chairs for your use. The kitchen is well stocked with pans and dishes etc although no basic condiments were available. We didn't really expect the owners or Kamaole Sands to keep up with those things, so be prepared to head off to one of the food stores (Foodland, Safeway, Times) to pick up the basics.

The Master bedroom and ensuite are very comfortable; the fold-out bed okay and probably as comfortable as those ever really get. The second bathroom was a godsend. The unit is very quiet despite its proximity to the elevator. We might have heard someone outside at night once or twice in all that time. A suggestion I would make is that a pull-down blackout blind be installed in the bedroom window because the light outside is never turned off and the curtains do not block the light as well as we would have liked.

But, all in all, an excellent spot that is very well maintained in a great complex, located close to everything in Kihei. We would definitely recommend to others and hope to return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Resort operator requires 60 day notice for bookings for Holiday and High Season. 30 day notice for Standard and Low Season.

Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival for Standard and Low Season, 90 days prior for Holiday and High Season. Reservation number is emailed once the balance has cleared.

1 week or longer reservations preferred...

*Reserve for 14 or more nights, any season but Holiday, and get a 5% discount on booking.*

$200 deposit per week required to secure your reservation (for long reservations, please call us).

A $35 Castle Resort fee, a $50 Reservation fee, and $125 exit cleaning fee charged by Resort. Pay these directly to Resort.

Additional guest fee of $10 for each person over age 17 beyond 4 guests.