About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) ...or 9 if someone takes the couch
Every single furnishing is brand new as of May 1st 2012. For 2015 we just purchased a new couch, new living room rugs, and a new refrigerator. We designed this unit to be clean and modern, but still have a vibe of the islands.
We purchased and set up this 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo primarily so that our two daughters could grow up and have Maui be a big part of their lives.
Our program is that we load up our girls, ages 8 months and 3 in the morning at our home in the Columbia Gorge, fly out of Portland International and arrive in Kahului in early afternoon. We then rent a car, load up the suitcases and head to Kihei.
My wife and I typically bring along a sibling and/or friend and their family because the condo can easily accomodate 2 families. Once we arrive at Koa Resort, we simply enter a door code for the condo and we're in. Then it's a mad dash to dig out swimsuits and either head to the beach across the street or the gigantic pool on the grounds.
My wife and I typically take the loft master bedroom. It has its own bathroom and a king size bed with a tempurpedic foam mattress.
My sister and her husband set up camp in the downstairs bedroom that has a queen size bed. The palms right outside its window make for a cool effect, especially as the trade winds rustle their leaves.
The kids all quickly begin squabbling over who gets which bunk. All 4 bunks have memory foam mattresses and all beds in the house have mattress and pillow protectors that get cleaned between every use along with every scrap of bedding. Suitcases get unpacked haphazardly and long pants and shoes get replaced with swimsuits and bare feet.
My twenty something year old sister gets the couch in the living room.
The fast movers in the crew (kids) round up the easiest pushover adult they can find and immediately b-line it to the pool. Barring the Grand Wailea, the pool is probably one of the coolest kid pools in all of Maui. From the bridge to the hot tub is shallow enough for 2-5 year olds to wade in. This makes things WAY more relaxing for the adult(s) supervising. Behind the pool is shuffleboard, and showers disguised as bamboo are incorporated into the landscaping.
After about a half an hour the adults get unpacked and make a game plan for gearing up the condo for the trip. Fortunately, there is a ton of shopping close to the condo. We throw soft racks on top of the rental car, load up some surfboards and then round up the kids. We usually don't bother drying them off from the pool and throw them in the car and head toward Kalama beach.
The wind swell makes perfect little waves for kids or learning how to surf here. A couple of adults now run to Safeway for supplies, while the rest of us kick it on the beach and take turns pushing the kids into waves. After about an hour or two when the shopping is done we all head back to the condo.
We now unpack groceries, people take showers, and we plan dinner. Even though the kitchen is freshly remodeled, we typically barbecue outside in one of the common areas. The trade winds and tropical landscaping make it hard not to. There is also ping pong and tennis right next to the gas grills that the kids mess around with while we cook.
Usually the men get stuck grilling with some of the kids, while the moms mix up Pina Coladas back at the condo. They are kicking it on the huge lanai while the little kids watch a quick video on the new flat 52' LED flat screen TV w/PlayStation 3.
During dinners we usually plan the following day. There are copies of Maui guidebooks in the condo to help you do the same and you'll quickly learn there is always something for everyone in Maui.
Our familie's focus is being active and the ocean, but even after living in Maui and countless follow on trips, we always find something new. Know that kiteboarding, windsurfing, surfing, stand up paddling, whale watching, snorkeling, sunbathing, shopping, restaurants, and bars are all within a couple of miles of the condo.
We can't wait to go back and if you stay at Unit 3N hope you feel the same.
Gabe, Esina, Oceana, & Indie
Keywords: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Kihei, Condo, Koa, resort, flat screen tv, new, remodel, remodeled, beach, kiteboard, windsurf, kitesurf, surf, sail, whale watch, pool, maui, beautiful, clean
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About Gabe Burgess
I am a former airline pilot that now works with unmanned aircraft and my wife is an executive. We have 2 amazing daughters, ages 9 and 5 that Maui has already made a big impact upon. Our last trip was especially memorable in that our 8 year old made some big strides in surfing and our 3 year old became confident enough with her mask and fins to look at fish and turtles at turtle town without assistance from Mom and Dad.
Gabe Burgess purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Gabe Burgess chose Kihei
Location combined with the extra room that a 3 bedroom unit provides were the main factors. Koa Resort only has 52 units on 5+ acres. The pool and proximity to beach, restaurants, and shopping sealed the deal.
What makes this Condo unique
This location is central to everything on Maui. We can cross the street to go kiteboarding or stand up paddle, walk to restaurants/coffee shops, or drive to either Lahaina, Kahului, or even the North Shore easily.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice unit and an amazing property!
Perfect for families, great pool with a large shallow section for young kids. Close to Kalepolepo Beach Park which is also fantastic for kids (rock wall creating a natural fishpond).
Great resort for families. Great condo.
The resort had a great clean pool and extra amenities like tennis, shuffleboard and ping pong. Kids always had something to do when we weren’t at the beach. Grounds had plenty of space to play.
The owner of this condo was exceptionally easy to work with. He answered all of our pre vacation questions in a timely fashion.
Condo was clean and well equipped. Some beach toys were there to use, three foldable chairs (not the Tommy Bahamas kind) and we left behind 3 boogie boards to pay it forward to future guests.
Would absolutely stay here again!
Quiet complex with a great pool, nice tennis courts, a ping pong table and excellent bbq's. Bunk beds in the one room slept 4 of the kids and made it easy for two families to share. Having two washrooms each with a shower also kept sharing simple. Would definitely stay here again.
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Nice basic place
This was a nice and basic rental, as advertised. Only real issue was the upstairs bathroom shower/tub needed a deep cleaning. Other than that it's in a nice little community with fun pool and amenities, nice kitchen, and area! Thanks Gabe!
We just finished a remodel of the upstairs bathroom shower and tub. Brand new tile, tub, and shower.
Our stay here was not to our satisfaction at all! There is no air conditioner in the unit and the unit get very hot during the night. Even with the windows open no wind blows through the unit. Three couples on this 9-day trip and one got stuck with a room with 2 bunk beds with ladders. So, there was no way we could've put the beds together. It was awful!!!! Overall the unit was clean and the kitchen had all the utensil needed to fix our meals.
We are very sorry you we're unhappy on your trip. We wish you would have contacted us during your stay because we could have shown you how to open up both the lanai and the bedrooms at the same time to allow the trade winds to blow through and cool the unit. We just installed all new screens to keep this system operating as cleanly and efficiently as possible. If the trades aren't blowing, the fans can be utilized.
In regards to your surprise concerning no AC and the bunk beds, our listing clearly outlines how the unit is furnished. It was setup from the start for 2 families with kids. The idea was for 2 sets of parents each get their own "Master Bedrooms" and kids get their own bunkroom. The sectional couches in the living room and at the top and bottom of the spiral staircase are for overflow sleeping (typically older kids or in our case Grandma...). We clearly state no AC and display pictures of every room.
I will be in Maui December 9-19 remodeling the upstairs bathroom. I will personally check all the windows and doors to ensure the unit opens up and ventilates as advertised.
We have had guests complain about this before, typically only in summer, and with a bit of digging, discover that they don't have the unit truly opened up. There are sliding windows, sliding doors, louvered windows, and hinged doors that are all newly screened. They all need to be opened up if cooling is desired.
Nice apartment, nice location, well equipped for 8 Adults
We had great time and no issues during our stay. We enjoyed the apartment located in a nice and quiet residential resort, with a nice pool where the kids had great time when the beaches were too windy. The kitchen was plenty of tools, maybe some bigger pan and pot would be useful if you host 10 people.
kiteboarding, kite surfing, kitesurfing, kite boarding, stand up paddle, sup, beach across the street from Koa Resort.