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Wailea Beaches,Green Renovated Condo,Ocean/Lawn Views,A/c,also check out #509234

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 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! Also check out our newest condo right next door, Annie's Place #509234

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.


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..


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.


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.


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.

Please note:

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, Best Maui Beach, South Kihei, Green Apartment, Steps to the Beach, Renovated

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Susan Fraenkel-Cattell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

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 South Maui

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After spending 6 months of demolishing, renovating, and decorating our beloved apartment, all I can say is"I am in love".I am as happy as I had imagined,even happier walking 4 minutes to Keawakapu Beach. Some days I don't want to leave my comfortable home with it's open air Living Room, and relaxing sunset view. It is so easy and convenient to prepare meals here, and Eskimo Candy (local fish market) is so close.We are central to everything,yet feels so remote,I can't wait to stay forever!
Jan 2012
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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: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) There are two extra long twins in the Master Bed Room, connected together solidly to configure a Western king. It is very comfortable used in this way. 'Essentia' is the only truly petroleum free memory foam in the world. Both linens for the king and twins are available., Twin or Single Beds (1) 'See King Bed Features', Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The Lazy Boy couch in the Living Room converts to a coil spring/ air mattress Queen bed. The linens are available upon request., Murphy Beds (1) This QUEEN Organic Latex Essentia mattress is installed in the Murphy Bed, and is easily raised and lowered for anyone to access. It is also the same comfort as if it was on a standard bed frame.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Printer, Induction range,55' Living Room LED TV,46' Master Bed Room LED TV, Shared coin operated washer and dryer just 20 steps from the unit.


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Wailea Beaches,Green Renovated Condo,Ocean/Lawn Views,A/c,also check out #509234
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Amazing location, close to everything we needed, beach, restaurants, supermarket.

  • 5 of 5

Honu Place is a really gorgeous place to stay, and we had everything we needed. Walking distance to the beach is minutes away. Really loved our two weeks we stayed there and we cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, please do visit us again!!!
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Home away from home....

  • 5 of 5

My family and I came to Maui for the first time to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday, and we were so happy with our choice to stay here. We like to find ways to feel as comfortable and at home as possible when we travel and Honu Place was the absolute perfect place for that. Susie has put so much thought into what her guests may need and is a delight to communicate and make arrangements with.

Honu place comfortably housed my husband, my two adult children and I and we were minutes from beach access, restaurants, and shops. The condo has everything from beach gear and blueray/smart tv/hd channel options to quality appliances for maximum convenience. It made it so that all the small things were as enjoyable as the adventures and beach time and sights we experienced.

We would come back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, convenient condo near Keawakapu beach

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week in this beautiful, well-maintained condo. The location can't be beat. It's across the road from the superb Keawakapu beach and within walking distance of tons of restaurants. We loved the many small decorative and practical touches. The owners, who live here part-time, have lavished attention to detail on this cozy unit. If you are seeking a comfortable condo in a low-density building in South Maui, this is a perfect place for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Across from Wailea Beaches for Kihei Price

  • 5 of 5

Located on the border of Wailea and Kihei, this very well appointed condo is quite a find. Hard to beat the price for one of lowest density condo complex in this area. Lovely garden view looks out to the open horizon, instead of a view partially marred by another building or parking lot. Since the owners periodically live here, there are many amenities provided throughout the condo, from filtered water to flashlights to thermal shopping bags, so convenience abounds.

Loved to gaze at the ocean view each morning by sitting in the high chairs and table on the lanai. Glorious sunsets nightly, silhouetted by towering palms nightly. Folks that live or rent here are very respectful about keeping voices and noises down to keep the lanai a relaxing experience.

I love cooking and it was a joy to have a kitchen overflowing with top quality pots, pans, stove and oven instead of the cheap tinny stuff one usually finds in rental condos. Pantry and fridge were nicely stocked with spices and other communal goods/condiments left by previous guests and well maintained by the cleaning staff.

We weren't bothered by mosquitoes here, but it is a bug's life in Hawaii, so creepy crawlies may visit if you don't clean/sweep up. Diligence is required to keep food in the fridge or tightly sealed or stored in the many plastic containers/canisters provided.

No need for an air conditioner, even when the temps hit 86, as the screen doors on opposite ends allow for the tropical breeze to keep things pleasant, supplemented by very effective ceiling fans.

We truly appreciated the 1.5 bathrooms, which was pretty essential for the sanity of a family of 4. The beautiful dual head, large shower stall is a wonderful treat. Absolutely LOVED the numerous clothing/towel hooks on the walls, so essential for beach life.

Huge comfy master bedroom bed with memory foam top you dissolve in to. Fan/light control switch right next to nightstand was a nice convenience. With the screened window open for the breeze, you will hear the road noise, but the repetitive two seconds of vehicular "swoosh" easily melts into the soundscape.

We enjoyed leaving the car behind by strapping on the beach chairs and umbrella for brief commute by foot to the gorgeous white sand beach, a short 5 minute zig zag across the street. Loved to walk on/along the beach boardwalk to the 5 star hotels to enjoy a drink or linger in the lobbies, but not pay 4 digit prices to actually stay there. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vicki, What a lovely review. I very much appreciate it. FYI, we don't have a comfy topper on our mattresses in Honu Place!! Our master bedroom has these wonderful Organic Latex mattresses from Canada: They are wonderful. Our wall bed also has the same company's mattress, but they have discontinued the model. Hope to see you again!! Mahalo, Susie
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Wonderful time at Honu place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our time at Honu place. The place is spacious, very clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The beach is a short walk away, and the garden is a terrific place to relax while enjoying sunsets. All the little "Honu" decorations and details everywhere make the place extra special. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Veronika!! This is a very complete review and thank you for the time taken to write this!!!! We loved having you as we do most all of our guests! Please come again, and ask me for a return guest discount!!! Mahalo,Susie
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  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt the best rental condo we ever stayed at in Hawaii hands down. It all started with great communication from Susan from the beginning. She was very prompt in her replies and very informative over email. We also rented Annie's place next door. Highly recommend renting both condos if traveling with 2 families - walking back and forth from the back door was very convenient.

Anyway, when we got there, we were very pleasantly surprised at how nice this place was. It literally had everything you will EVER need (she even has a nice rice cooker! - which was great because my parents likes to eat rice with meals). The appliances were very very nice. This Unit was very clean and very QUIET. We travel with 2 very little kids, and so quietness in the condo at night was VERY appreciated. We are from Seattle and so we are used to a little bit cooler temperature, so we decided to ask for the A/C to be put in. Even on low (i think it was around 74 or something) it made the condo very comfortable when we needed it during the day.

We have bee to Kauai, Oahu, Big Island, and Maui and A LOT of beaches on these 4 islands. And in our opinion Keawakapu beach is one of the best beaches. This condo is within 4-5 min walk to the beach (through Mana Kai lobby). We have stayed at the Mana Kai before, but for the price staying at this condo is hands down way better. If you think about it, staying at the Mana Kai will probably save you like 2 minutes walking time if you are going to the beach (getting out the door, walking to elevator, waiting for the elevator, and walking through lobby to the beach will probably take at least 2 to 3 minutes). The amenities at this condo is way better, it is way more quiet, and it is heck of a lot cheaper than Mana Kai for 2 minutes closer to the beach...? Yeah my search is over for a Maui condo I that can return to time after time. The only negative for this condo is that it will get more popular and will be more difficult to book in the future... but they deserve all of these great reviews. We had an amazing time while we were there, and this condo played a major role. We will return. Mahalo Susan!! :)

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eddie! We loved having you! Please come again, and ask me for a return guest discount!!!
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Stand up paddle boarding, rent paddle boards, bikes, and more at Keawakapu Beach or many of the nearby hotels and venders.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
Damage Deposit $500

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.