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Wailea Beaches,Green Renovated ,Ocean/Lawn View/Keawakapu,check out #1323598 too

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 806 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

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.


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

More Details

Susan Fraenkel-Cattell
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 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
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 806 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & 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', 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf 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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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 55 reviews

A memorable stay at beautiful Honu place

  • 5 of 5

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.



Fairbanks, AK

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your delightful story and review. We enjoyed having you with us and please come again. Mahalo!!, Susie
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Nice condo in good location in south Kihei

  • 4 of 5

This condo is comfortable and well-equipped. If you like to cook the stove and utensils are of high quality. The view from the lanai is lovely. The beds are comfortable and there are nice wide flatscreen TVs. The second bedroom is really a study with a fold-down bed and while there are two bathrooms, there is only one shower. The location is good, at the southern end of Kihei, so a bit away from the central Kihei beach scene, but not too far. It is close to the Wailea resort beaches, which are really nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is such an amazing condo and in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying here. Directions were extremely clear and the host was very responsive to all request. She made it very easy to access which made our stay stress free. The location of this property is in a perfect area with walking distance to the beach, food, and shops! Thanks again for offering such an amazing place to stay! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time for my family and myself

  • 5 of 5

Such a great property! Really quite, with great views! I loved getting up each morning with a cup of coffee and look out to the water!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul, please come back, and remember to ask for a discount for return guests. Write or call me direct to book!!
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Victoria, British Columbia

Great spot in Kihei on Maui

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada


  • 4 of 5

Clean, welcoming, good experience

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
5 Palms
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
5 Palms and Sarentos

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

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee/linen setup $170

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.