|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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
-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
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!
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...
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!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
We have stayed in numerous condo at Kamaole Sands and this one has loads of potential to make it a great place to stay. Starting with the bedroom. Yes it is in the back away from the noise, but the window is right off the elevator door. It's not noisy, but the light out there has to stay on all night, so the bedroom was a little too light for our liking. The 2nd bathroom is a bonus - for sure. Keep in mind that Kam Sands is an older complex and bathroom fixtures are somewhat dated. Kitchen is good, although it was short on oven mitts and place mats. Owner told us to call housekeeping and get some purchased, but we felt this wasn't down to us. Other condos we have stayed in here have had some of the basics already in the kitchen - salt - pepper - spices - oils - that sort of thing. This one does not - which is OK. Bring your own beach mats of chairs - there are none here - which is OK. The lanai is without a doubt the best we have had in this complex, but it does have 1 issue that can be dealt with, but 1 that can't. There is only 1 small wall light out there. You never eat dinner until the sun has gone down, so it's dark out there. Bring your own candle, there weren't any. And you need them or you won't be able to see what you are eating. And as you can see from the pictures from the lanai, there are pools with fountains running from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. You don't really notice the noise they make until they shut off. Then there is beautiful silence that makes conversation a little bit easier. It's just something we felt was a little bothersome. On the whole this is a nice unit, For us, it just needed a bit more attention to detail to get it over the average rating.
Very tastefully decorated, clean, quiet, condo with the best living room air conditioner-if you need it- that we've ever had at a Kamaole Sands condo. The tile floors throughout the main living area, which you don't get in every unit, make it so nice to have in a beach enviroment. The lanai is a large one with a perfect position over the fountain/gardens. The lanai seating is for 6 -which is more chairs than usually available. One thing to note is that is that there are no beach chairs available to use on the beach in this unit, so you will need to purchase them once you arrive in Kihei. We have stayed in several units at K.S. and I would certainly put this one high on the list. Enjoy Maui!
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).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable 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.