About the property
- Condo806 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 14 nights
2 Bedrooms , 1.5 Baths, Ocean and Mountain views (Sleeps 4)
We really accept most inquiries, but didn't book through VRBO. Now we must book through VRBO in order to get visibility on their site. To enjoy our GORGEOUS OCEAN VIEW, from our upscale, VERY GREEN, very sound proof, 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath Condo, just a 4 minute walk to the nicest Beach on Maui, Keawakapu just book it here!
Take a nap or read a book looking out on lawn, woods, and ocean as the living room patio doors 12ft x 8ft open a grand 8ft x 8ft onto the lanai and lawn. This is our dream home we have named 'Honu Place', and it will become yours.
The condo is appointed comfortably and tastefully with travertine floor throughout, granite counters in both the kitchen and bathrooms, and local artists work adorn the walls. 'Green' Columbia Cabinets and solid pine doors were used to keep the unit 'off-gas' free, along with other green products to furnish and renovate our condo. New sound master windows, soundboard dry wall, and pine extra thick 4 panel interiors doors provide a quiet environment.
Enjoy cooking on a brand new stainless steel induction range, washing dishes gazing out at the ocean, preparing your vegetables on granite counters with plenty of light, and clean up is so easy with the ultra quiet Bosch dishwasher. You will find just about everything you need whether you want to cook or just go out, as the area is filled with many wonderful restaurants.
LIVING ROOM/ DINING ROOM:
Relax on one of the ergonomic chairs listening to the Sony surround sound using your own iPod, play some cards on the Hawaiiana Ratan Dining Set, browse through our DVD library and select a 3D Blu-Ray, look through the many HDTV cable stations, or watch Free Prime Time On Demand to enjoy on the 55' LED LG TV. And any of these activities will feel like you are outdoors, as the new stacking patio doors open up the wall to 8 ft x 8 ft. of outside living among the tropical birds and plants..
MASTER BED ROOM:
Fall into our Organic Essentia 100% Latex Memory Foam Mattress with no off-gassing. Google it to learn more.
Two extra long twins make a western king, firmly connected and made up with King sheets and bedding, you will be very comfortable. By request the beds can be separated and made up with separate linens as well.
Before falling asleep, watch the 42' LED LG TV with HDTV cable, or you can access your Netflix or Hulu accounts, along with access to Youtube, Pandora, and more.
And during the night, just walk into the half bath in the small master suite rather than leaving the bedroom. We are one of the only two units in Keawakapu that has a 1/2 bathroom which is very convenient.
GUEST BEDROOM / OFFICE
Either sit down and put your feet up on the super comfortable Ekornes ergonomic chair or sit at the desk while you take out your laptop to do some work, catch up with email, or print directions to a local restaurant. If you prefer a larger screen, just connect to the 26' Samsung LED HDMI monitor/ TV and Cable. And if you need to make it a bedroom, just open up the Queen Size Organic Essentia (totally Green, no petro chemicals at all) Murphy Bed which is housed in a gorgeous cherry and woven bamboo motiff.
FULL BATH ROOM:
When you are in a hurry to make that dinner reservation after beaching it, 2 of you can fit comfortably in our newly designed shower. Grohe shower heads on both sides maximize the efficiency for those who would like to share.
Keawakapu Beach is very much OLD HAWAII. Rent a kayak or go swimming across the street, or walk to the south along the beach for 3 miles passing a mile of private multi-million dollar homes, then stroll on a path at the ocean cliffs and beaches passing some of the nicest hotels on the island. Walk north to find Kamaole 1 Beach and fronting our building is a nature preserve and the Kihei Boat Launch where boats leave for snorkle tours and more. There are many shops and restaurants in Wailea and Kihei which are literally a few minutes in each direction. This area is also warmer and less rainy than other locations on Maui, and less windy than North Kihei.
There is one flight of stairs to the front door although the lanai is on the ground floor at the lawn.
This is a NO SMOKING building. Sorry we do not have an elevator or a pool.
Keywords: Condominium,Maui Beach Condo, Keawakapu Beach, Kamaole 3 Beach, Wailea Beach, Wailea, Best Maui Beach, South Kihei, Green Apartment, Steps to the Beach, Renovated,Kamaole
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- May 26, 2018
About Susan Fraenkel-Cattell
Rick is in the computer industry, and Susie retired from Health Care Research when our 3rd child was born 26 years ago. Rick enjoys windsurfing, and both of us love walking the beaches, snorkeling, and the nature of Maui. With Rick still working, we can't spend all of our time on Maui, so we will be renting out our place approximately 6-8 months a year. After a total demolition and renovation, we want to share with you an apartment which is clean, mold free, green, and stocked to the fullest for a very comfortable stay!
Susan Fraenkel-Cattell purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Susan Fraenkel-Cattell chose Kihei
We have been traveling to the Hawaiian Islands for 33 years visiting Rick's parents living on Oahu. During this time we always visited the Keawakapu area of Maui, and it became our favorite place in the world. Finally, May 2011, we closed escrow, purchasing our Maui dream home, Honu Place! August 2011 we demolished the entire apartment to its bones. Susie has managed and coordinated the entire project creating a space that we think you will love as much as we do.
What makes this Condo unique
This is a very unusual condo building for this area. It was built in the 70's to house the contractors building a very large resort up the hill. Only 16 units, twelve 2 bedroom, 2 one bedroom, and 2 studio apartments make up this complex. Because of its small intimate size and woodsy surroundings, it feels very private and secluded.It has a large lawn, woods, and a bamboo grove. The views are lovely with palms, mango, and a sweet ocean view above the trees creates old Hawaiiana. It is quiet, off the beaten path yet just minutes to many stores and restaurants, and the best part, just a 4 minute walk to the nicest beaches on Maui. Rick and I enjoy a walk daily either south, for a 6 mile round trip walk on the beaches, or to the north along the nature preserve and Kamaole Beach Park 1. Often we grab a cup of coffee at the lovely 5 Palms or Sorentos on the beach, or walk to the Four Seasons for one of their fresh fruit smoothies. Other days, we take our snorkels with us for a morning snorkel at Keawakapu or walk to Ulua for variety. Snorkeling is wonderful at these or many other beaches. When the waves are good, a little boogie boarding (supplied in unit) is great fun too. Besides some people who kite and windsurf in Kihei, it is only a 20 minute drive to Kanaha Bay, world renown windsurfing and kiting spot with nearby rentals. In the evening we enjoy the many bars and restaurants with good live music just a couple of minutes away.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great spot in Kihei on Maui
We loved staying at the home of Susie and Rick. We had never been to Maui before and understood it to be very touristy, which it is but in this location we really felt at home. The location and accommodations are great, we had an great suite which could accommodate 4 but with just the two of us it was very comfortable with all the amenities and comforts of home. From here we were able to do great day trips around the island and always be home for dinner. For anyone who enjoys a relaxing place to stay with all the creature comforts I would highly recommend this location!
Clean, welcoming, good experience
Everything we needed for a great time in Kihei
Great location close to beautiful beaches. The condo was very well equipped and comfortable. Communication from the host was prompt. Would highly recommend Honu Place for your next holiday. Mahalo!
A memorable stay at beautiful Honu place
My husband and I stayed at Susie's gorgeous condo along with a couple friends. What a beautiful place! Comfy, airy, very thoughtfully decorated and arranged, with beauty everywhere. Very comfortable beds and seating. Beautiful living room and lanai which were wonderful places to relax. Great kitchen - we ate most of our meals at Honu Place. Really enjoyed all the immersive ocean-themed 3-D films and documentaries. Because of the nice snorkeling beach across the street, it's also a place where 4 people can easily rent just 1 car together even when they might have different plans at times. Swam with turtles almost everywhere I snorkeled, whether at either end of Keawakapu beach, Poelena Lena, Chang's, Makena landing, Maluaka, Ahihi cove...
Our first morning, snorkeling near Chang's cove, I came across a young Honu, a green sea turtle, tangled up in fishing line and snagged on a rock. I quickly swam back to the beach and my friend ran and got my medical kit from the car with my little scissors. I swam back and dove down and used them to snip the lines and set the turtle free. After it swam free away from the rocks, it later hovered to let me dive down and snip and gather up the remaining fishing line tangled around its flippers, as if I was a cleaner fish. Now I carry my little medical kit and scissors in my beach bag.
The sound of the waves at night would whisper to me about whether the next morning would be best for scuba diving for me or surfing for my husband. I went scooter diving off Keawakapu with Maui Dreams, where we saw many white tip reef sharks, and were quite astounded to see a couple of humpback whales in 75 feet of water. So I was surrounded by sea-life both day (swimming in the ocean) and night (in the immersive 3D movies while relaxing at beautiful Honu Place).
I feel grateful for the beauty of nature, the beauty of the sea, and the beauty of Honu place.
Thank you for your delightful story and review. We enjoyed having you with us and please come again. Mahalo!!, Susie
Honu Place is sweet paradise, so hard to leave
Honu Place is so, so lovely. It feels like your own home on Maui. (It makes me want my own home on Maui!) I had searched for quite a while for a condo on the beach, but when I found Honu Place I realized I was getting the best of all worlds - a condo across from the beach where I can easily walk to the best beaches on the island AND have peace & quiet at my own condo. The Wailea beaches across the street go on for miles, and they're totally accessible, I didn't mind the walk across the street at all. Plus, I loved the tranquility of this condo location. The condo itself is beautiful - it's clear they've invested so much in the upgrades and personal touches - so we took really good care of it. Beds were very comfortable. Kitchen had everything we needed and more. Living room and patio were spacious and comfy. Oh, and the location is great - super quick access to both Wailea beaches, shops, etc. and to the town of Kihei and to the major roads/ highway. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you Susan, for sharing your warm Aloha with your guests. Truly a special place.
Thank you for the lovely review, please come back and visit us again!!
Lovely S Kihei stay
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this lovely home. It was immaculately clean and well supplied with beach gear, including towels, umbrellas and boogie boards. The home had a number of high end features, from the stovetop to the mattresses! The location was excellent with the beach just a few minute walk away, across the crosswalk at S Kihei Rd. The patio area was a great place to relax with the ocean and beautiful flowered bushes in view and the sound of tropical birds in the background.
Thank you Amy!! Your always welcome!!
Stand up paddle boarding, rent paddle boards, bikes, and more at Keawakapu Beach or many of the nearby hotels and venders.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee is $170 for double occupancy. Inquire regarding discounts many discounts, AAA, seniors, teachers, and others. All rentals are required to collect Hawaii Transient Accommodation and Sales Tax. Our Tax ID number is 88345644-01.