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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 6 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

More Details

Susan Fraenkel-Cattell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 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.

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 48 reviews

Honu Place - Stunning Condo with ALL the enmities

  • 5 of 5

During the month of September we took our granddaughter to Maui and spent 8 days and 7 nights. We were referred to Susie's condo by some dear friends that have stayed at Honu several times. The condo is beautiful, extremely well kept, impeccably clean and has everything one would ever need except for food! Susie supplies only the finest of the finest when it comes to comfort items such as bedding, towels, appliances, beach equipment, etc. She is such a wonderful woman to talk to and gave us lots of suggestions of where to eat, shop and take in sites. I can not say enough about her and her home. It was very relaxing to have the luxury of a beautiful place to stay that was so close to the beach without having to spend a fortune. My husband and I would like to return yearly as long as we can stay here!

Thank you Susie for helping to make our granddaughters celebration from graduating High School a memory that she will have for a lifetime!!


Julie & Kevin Ferguson

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review made my day, I am so happy to please my guests!!! I sure hope you return, and maybe next time stay at Annie's Place, our other unit, while I am there. It will be nice to meet you. Take Care, and thanks again!!
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Seattle, WA

Honu Place is sweet paradise, so hard to leave

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frankfurt, Germany

Great Place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the condo. Very Clean and absolutely comfortable!!!!

We are happy we could stay a week here.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Lovely S Kihei stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped condo close to all the good stuff

  • 5 of 5

Susan's place was excellent. We will definitely be back. We have stayed several times in Maui and and in Kihei. We picked this location because it was central to so many beaches, including one just across the street. I also wanted to go to Maui Path Yoga in the morning (great Iyengar classes), so it was very convenient. The home was spotless with a comfy bed, sheets, etc. It was nice having two separate bathrooms, and I could definitely see staying here with another couple or a family. The lanai was great (could catch sunset over a slice of ocean), and we loved the lounge chair especially.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained property outfitted with most all you need.

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay. The kitchen was well appointed. The snapware containers came in really handy. Basics like salt and pepper, some spices were stocked. Beach gear was appreciated.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sejal, hope to see you again!!
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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/linen setup $170
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.4%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.