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Breathtaking Oceanfront! New Remodel! Best location!

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Property type condo


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

This second floor oceanfront condo at the Kihei Surfside Resort is located on the sought after ocean side of the elevator, and in the “3 stack”, which is one of the closest to the ocean one bedroom condos in all of Kihei or Wailea. It has a spectacular view from the kitchen, living room, dining area and lanai. It is one of the larger, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath units (680 sq ft). The view of the ocean and its abundant wildlife is absolutely breathtaking. It was completely remodeled and refurnished in August 2016, and is spectacular in every way! Considering its high level of finishing and location, we believe this is definitely one of the finest unit one bedroom, 1.5 bath units in the building.

The entire unit has porcelain flooring. All the cabinetry was custom made on island. It is cherry stained maple, and all counters and vanities are topped with a very unique, light colored granite. All lighting in all rooms is controlled by dimmer switches.

The oversized gourmet kitchen is spectacular! It is fully equipped with stainless steel Professional Series appliances, including side by side fridge/freezer with water and ice, flat top stove with five burners and warming drawer, quiet dishwasher, multi-function microwave oven, garbage disposer and a variety of small appliances including coffee maker, coffee grinder, four slice toaster, blender, crock pot, rice maker and hand mixer. There is also a large selection of higher end pots and pans, baking pans, high quality knife set, spice rack and ample matching dishes, glasses and cutlery. The “corner sink design allows for maximum efficiency and working space.

The living room has a traditional sofa (no sofa bed). There is also a large 55” flat screen LCD HD color TV with an HD cable box c/w DVR and DVD player, and of course, a multi speed ceiling fan.

The dining area has an oversized round rattan glass table with 4 matching tropical armchairs.

The large, private lanai has a glass bistro table with two swivel rocker chairs – a perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or a romantic oceanfront dinner!

The entry has a large built in, granite topped buffet with cabinets and a desk area with free high speed internet (wi-fi and Ethernet) and free long distance calling to the United States and Canada.

The bedroom has a high quality pillow top King size bed, high quality bedding, multi speed ceiling fan, Hawaiian style rattan furniture, plantation shutters, oversized closet, telephone and a wall mounted 32” flat screen LCD TV.

The master bathroom has a full size, walk in shower with a Pulse shower spa system, including rain head, hand held wand/massager and six body sprays. There is an over height vanity with granite countertop. The matching half bath has been finished to the same high standard. Both bathrooms have Kohler toilets.

The unit is fully equipped with, fresh linen and towels, iron/ironing board, hairdryer and beach gear that includes folding chairs, Egyptian cotton beach towels and cooler.

This unit is an excellent choice for guests who are looking for the best accommodation the Kihei Surfside has to offer; a spacious, comfortable high end oceanfront condo with a spectacular location and view of the Pacific Ocean and the West Maui mountains.

Hawaii State Tax# TA-122-788-8840-01

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Property Manager
Larry Rosenberg
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Larry Rosenberg

Aloha! We are John and Glenna Sumpter from Vancouver, Canada and we are the new owners of Kihei Surfside unit 203! Larry at handles our rentals. We have recently updated our new condo for the comfort and pleasure of our valued guests. A labor of love - you might call it! John and I first came to Maui on our honeymoon in 1984. After a 20 year (!) break, while raising 3 children, we returned to find that Maui was still our paradise. We returned twice a year for a couple of years before deciding that owning a condo was our dream. So we did it!! We did our homework and scouted Maui top to bottom and found Kihei Surfside to be the ideal location! And now we are so thrilled to be able to offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy heaven on earth in unit 203! Come sit on the lanai and watch the whales go by. They are so close it feels like you’re getting an inside peek at mother nature. Our unit is direct oceanfront; the ocean is a stones throw from our lanai. You cab go to sleep hearing the ocean pounding the reef. Enjoy world famous Keawakapu beach just steps away. There is great snorkeling and swimming right here or you can walk the beautiful beach for miles. We’re confident you will enjoy your stay!

Larry Rosenberg purchased this condo in 2012

Why Larry Rosenberg chose Kihei

We are convinced this property offers the best value and location for oceanfront accommodation in the south Kihei/Wailea area. All of the units are direct oceanfront, and the property has the most amazing oceanfront lawn area spanning over 2 acres, which is unique to our property. The best part about the Surfside are the friendly, happy people, and the great accommodating staff!

What makes this condo unique

The property is located right at the north end of world famous Keawakapu Beach. It is one of the finest white sand beaches anywhere. It stretches for miles past some of the most expensive homes and hotels in all of Maui. Great for walking or running. There is a reef right at our property that has the most amazing snorkeling we have seen anywhere. Unlike most other oceanfront properties in Kihei, the Surfside is perched right on the sea shore, set back several hundred feet from S. Kihei Road, so you hear the ocean, not the road noise. The complex has two high end stainless steel barbeques and picnic tables right at the ocean. Almost every night, we use the barbeque and eat our dinner at the oceanfront lit by tiki torches.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was our first vacation rental experience and it was fabulous. Every step of the process was very easy and when we unlocked the door of our unit to step inside we were gob smacked at the view! Highlights were snorkeling with the turtles and listening to the whales under water. But the best was sitting on our deck in the morning or evening and watching the whale performances.. .awesome!
Feb 2016
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 19
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Oceanfront heated pool, great snorkeling, whale watching, walking distance to shops, restaurants, next to Kihei boat launch (snorkeling, diving whale watching), complimentary gas BBQ’s, oceanfront concrete picnic tables, shuffleboard, putting green, on site coin laundry, take/leave book depository, no fee movie library, free parking, front office offering business services (fax, mail etc.)


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Breathtaking Oceanfront! New Remodel! Best location!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews

This place made us happy!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st time at this condo and boy did we stumble on a gem. The owners went through careful detail to remodel and the results were stunning. I loved being on the 2nd floor. We could leave doors and windows open at all times with the sound of the ocean. Sitting on the balcony drinking coffee every morning was paradise. Rosies Rentals was simple and easy to work with A+. We truly hope we can stay again in the future, but if not, we know to find another great place at Rosies Rentals. Thank you for a magnificent stay. Wish we were still there!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kihei Surfside #203 & Maui are No Ka'Oi!

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at Kihei Surfside since 1993 and have enjoyed the improvements over the years. In 2015 there was a full makeover for the building which allowed for many owner remodels & upgrades! We have stayed in various units over the years and #203 is definitely one of the BEST! Very well appointed, comfortable and upgraded. The kitchen is very functional and all amenities throughout the Condo are great.

You cannot beat the location or views and this is why we keep coming back. The daily ritual sunset "happy hour" on the gorgeous grassy picnic/BBQ area is really fun to attend (BYOB & food). Walks on the fabulous Keawakapu beach and beaches beyond are just steps away.

Bottom line, we love this place and all the wonderment that are close by!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, It was great to have you back! Thank you for taking time to leave a review. The property does sell itself with the great location, continued upkeep and remodels and of course lots of "Aloha" and people like you that keep coming back to our little slice of paradise. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next vacation to Maui. Mahalo! ~Rosies~
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Wonderful Maui Vacation....again

  • 5 of 5

Our 10-day stay at Kihei Surfside was amazing as expected. Unit #203 was fabulous for the two of us and had amazing views of the ocean. The unit was fully equipped and all we needed was our food for the stay. We have rented from Rosie’s Rentals since 2013 and have always had first-class service and experience. Larry is great to deal with. We would highly recommend #203 and any unit that Rosie’s Rentals provides. We are back again April 2018, this time with our daughter!

~Adrian & Connie Sakundiak, Calgary

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Kihei Surfside Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Kihei Surfside is a unique Maui secret. What we found here adds up to magic.

First, you’re literally oceanside, not across the road. All Lani overlook the water and beautiful resort grounds. Everyone gathers on the lawn for sunset, and the call of the conch shell.

The property is enormous, with a huge lawn and crystalline swimming pool. The sound of the surf soothes the soul, day and night. A few hundred feet down the path, over a mile of white sandy beach becons for sunrise walks, paddling and snorkeling. Best of all, it’s hidden from the crowds. Not visible from the main Kihei highway, the beach is much quieter than popular public beaches in town.

Our unit (203) is freshly remodeled, beautiful and new. After 10 days, we left with no suggestions for repair or improvements because it’s perfect. So comfortable!

Kihei Surfside is paradise. This is our first time here, we’ll be back. Preferably for a longer stay. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kihei Surfside #203

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at Kihei Surfside. Everything from the grounds, accommodations and staff were excellent. It was our first time to Maui and we will definitely be back for another visit. Without a doubt we will be choosing to stay at Kihei Surfside on our return!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Joe, We were delighted to hear that your first visit to Maui resulted in an enjoyable stay at the Kihei Surfside. It's great to know you will be staying with us again. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Mahalo! ~Rosies~
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Northern Kentucky

Fantastic location: exception views & beach access

  • 4 of 5

Well maintained and updated condo with unbeatable views and very quick access to beach! Beautiful grounds. Modest pool.

We loved being very south in Kihei - away from the chaos but quick access. Extremely convenient location; but not very walkable to restaurants and stores (fine by us).

I have to admit being overwhelmed at check-in. It was 92+ that day and with the unit all closed up and without AC it was HOT. I did panic a little (not going to lie). Opened windows, got a cross breeze and had to leave for a while. It was warm sleeping one of the nights. A window unit would have thrilled me!!

The unit is well appointed and offers A LOT of fun things....chairs, cooler, umbrella, beach towels. There is NOT a lot of closet or storage space. The owners have a number of locked cabinets and the half bath closet. You don't need much in Maui - but just know going in that you might have to get creative with storing what you bring.

I'd go back - in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Palms Restaurant
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Sarento's On the Beach
Mediterranean Restaurant
Kamaole Beach Park III
Kamaole Beach Park II
808 Deli
808 Bistro
Moose McGillycuddy's - Kihei
Fred's Mexican Cafe - Kihei
Mexican Restaurant
Coconut's Fish Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
Da Kitchen Express
Hawaiian Restaurant
Cafe O'Lei Kihei
Pacific Rim Restaurant
S and Q's Coffee & Shave Ice Shack
Morimoto Maui
Japanese Restaurant
Ka'Ana Kitchen
Hawaiian Restaurant
Maui Tacos
Mexican Restaurant
Maui Thai Bistro
Thai Restaurant
Taqueria Cruz
Mexican Restaurant
Koiso Sushi Bar
Maui Teriyaki
Japanese Restaurant
Cafe @ La Plage
Maui Fish'n Chips
Fish & Chips Restaurant
Ulua Beach
Aloha Thai Fusion Foodtruck
Thai Restaurant
Kinaole Grill Food Truck
Humble Market Kitchin
Hawaiian Restaurant
Kamaole Poolside Cafe Maui
Sandwich Shop
Wailea Kitchen and Tap
American Restaurant
Lappert's Hawaii Ice Cream and Coffee
Ice Cream Shop
Cheeseburger Island Style
Hamburger Restaurant
Tommy Bahama
Hawaiian Restaurant
Longhi's Wailea
Mo' Bettah Food Truck
Maui Vegan Personal Chefs
Vegan Restaurant
Manoli's Pizza Company
Pizza Restaurant
Fabiani's Italian Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Pita Paradise
Greek Restaurant
Bistro Molokini
Californian Restaurant
The Market
Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Wailea
Hawaiian Restaurant
Wailea Beach
Polynesian Restaurant
Joy's Place
Vegetarian Restaurant
Ferraro's maui
Pizza Restaurant
Vietnamese Food To Go
Vietnamese Restaurant
Wayne's Sushi Fresh Off The Boat
Sushi Restaurant
Surf Break Shave Ice
Snack Bar
Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante
Italian Restaurant
Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill Taco Truck
Bar & Grill
Horhitos Mobile Taqueria
Mexican Restaurant
Duo Steak & Seafood
Steak House
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Kahului (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Five Palms (Maui's best happy hour!)
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Five Palms - Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Keawakapu (voted Maui's most romantic beach)
Car: recommended

Kihei Surfside Resort is located at 2936 S. Kihei Road, South Kihei at the entrance of beautiful Wailea. This is the desert part of Maui, where the sun shines more than any other part of the island. The Kihei Surfside Resort consists of an absolute oceanfront concrete building of 6 floors and 84 deluxe units with an elevator. There is free parking on site. The resort is a twenty-five minute drive from the Kahului Airport (OGG). Rental cars are available at the airport or in Kihei town. There are also taxis available at the airport (about $50), a shuttle bus and public transportation.

Virtually all of the properties and resorts in Kihei are either located right on busy S. Kihei Rd., or if they are set back from the road - are across from the street from the ocean. One unique feature of the Kihei Surfside is that it is located at the quiet end of S. Kihei Road, AND is set back 300 feet from S. Kihei Road AND is located right on the ocean! Because it is hard to see from the road, many first time Surfside guests say that even though they have visited Kihei many times, they had never seen the resort!

Another unique feature of the property is that we have a 2 acre, immaculately kept oceanfront lawn area with dozens of loungers, with a heated swimming pool and deluxe barbeque facilities. In season, there are daily whale sightings from both the grounds and lanais. In fact, the Pacific Whale Foundation conducts their annual whale count from our property. The building is located at the north end of Keawakapu Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui (voted Maui’s most romantic), where you can walk for miles past some of the most expensive oceanfront homes on the island and the luxurious hotels of Wailea, including the Grand Wailea Hotel. It is customary for the residents of the Kihei Surfside to gather each evening for cocktails on the shore near the tiki torches for a traditional Hawaiian sundown ceremony. Feel free to join in – everyone is welcome - this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and fellow vacationers!

There are two very nice oceanfront restaurants within 100 yards of the resort; the Five Palms and Sarentos on the Beach. The Five Palms is known as the best happy hour on Maui, the bar menu and drinks are half price between 5 and 7:30PM, and after 9PM. Right across the parking lot from the Surfside is an upscale deli/grocery/wine store, Zach’s. Other larger grocery stores in Kihei, a short drive from the resort are Safeway, Foodland and Star Market. The island also has a Costco, Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Sears.

There is never any shortage of things to do on Maui. The Shops at Wailea, Wailea Golf Club, Wailea Tennis Club and Makena Golf Club are within a five minute drive. The Kihei boat ramp is located 100 yards north of the property. Several of the tour operators for snorkeling and diving launch here. See Maui Dive Shop, Makena Coast Dive Charters, and Blue Water Rafting. Maalaea Harbor is a 20 minute drive, and from there you would get the fishing charters and sunset dinner cruises, or visit the Maui Ocean Center. The old whaling town of Lahaina is a 45 minute drive; from there you can ride on the Atlantis Submarine, or go for a boat trip with the Pacific Whale Foundation. Helicopter tours are available from the airport. See Blue Hawaiian Helicopters or Air Maui. Feeling adventurous? Try riding a bike down Mount Haleakala - Haleakala Bike Company. For exercise enthusiasts, there are a couple of gyms nearby – Powerhouse Gym, Valley Isle Fitness, and Pilates Maui. There is also an oceanfront yoga studio Maui Yoga Path right across the parking lot.

We think this property has the best location in Kihei!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95


Hawaii State Tax# TA-122-788-8840-01

$95 cleaning fee per stay.
Maximum occupancy for this unit is 2 people.
There is no guarantee that changes can be accommodated - check first!
Permissible changes within 48 hours of booking are free;
Permissible changes after 48 hours of booking may result in a $25 fee;

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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