Beachfront luxury, professionally decorated, close to both Lahaina and Kihei
About Kim Hembree
I have been lucky enough to visit beautiful Maui many times. Finally, several years ago I realized a long-time dream and purchased my first property in South Maui. We enjoyed hosting our extended family and friends so much, I decided to purchase additional Maui properties to share the aloha with island visitors. Over the years, I've rented homes and condos all over the island, and experienced everything from nicely outfitted places to those that have seen better days. So I've taken great care to design and decorate our properties to not only meet, but hopefully exceed your expectations. I look forward to providing a relaxing and luxurious home base for your island activities and adventures. As they say in the islands, Maui No Ka 'Oi! (Maui is the Best!) Warmest Aloha, Kim Hembree
Kim Hembree purchased this Condo in 2010
Why Kim Hembree chose Maalaea
The Dolphin Penthouse is centrally located on Maui with excellent access to all parts of the island but just as importantly has spectacular ocean views! A spacious layout in the condo allows guests to spend time together, while also having the option of retreating to the privacy of their own bedroom suite. And, don't forget about the private elevator! The Milowai property has outstanding amenities including an oceanfront pool, barbecue grills and we're just a short stroll away from Maalaea Harbor where you can enjoy great restaurants, shopping and a variety of ocean activities.
What makes this Condo unique
The Dolphin Penthouse is centrally located on the island, making it easy to explore all areas of Magical Maui. Importantly, we've taken great care to create a relaxing and luxurious base camp for your island activities and adventures. Whether you kickback for the day and enjoy the stunning views or you spend the day exploring this amazing island - your time in the condo will feel like a luxurious home-away-from-home experience.
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This is the place to stay!
We will visit here again! Thank you!!
View was beautiful with Turtle visitors everyday!
Location was off the beaten path!
Property well maintained and CLEAN!
Great communication from property management!
Concierge service recommendations were top notch!
Pleasant stay, Convenient location
The unit is beautifully decorated and served as a great home base in a convenient location. Located 15 min from the airport where HWY 30 is still 4 lanes which eliminated traffic holdups typically experienced when going to Lahaina. This is important if you don't want to be stuck in traffic or road closures due to accidents on your vacation. The marina next door is active with boat cruises and snorkel adventures - fun to watch. A few shops and Beach Bums is also within walking distance - though a bit expensive. Turtles swam in the shallow waters nearby. The pool area is clean with lounge chairs. We used the grill 2 nights - which is first come first serve. The Haycraft Beach Park - take a right as you leave the parking lot - is a short walk or drive with shade and parking where you can watch surfers. We enjoyed the beach chairs, coolers, and towels as we set off to enjoy other parts of Maui. Kihei is within 15 min drive with more beaches, food, shopping.
A few things would have made the stay more enjoyable -- the freezer did not work, had to buy ice - thankfully there's a gas station within walking distance. The back 2 bedrooms were uncomfortably warm. The washer and dryer are virtually non-functional as it took 6+ hours to wash and dry a very small load of laundry. And lastly, the dishwasher didn't clean the dishes. The furnishings are starting to show their wear and tear. No need to worry -- I was told all of these minor issues are being addressed in the upcoming maintenance cycle.
Our friends, who live on Maui for several years, helped us choose this vacation rental. The amenities, the view, the location made our vacation memorable and relaxing.
If your vacation style is getting out and enjoying all parts of the island I'd recommend staying at the Dolphin penthouse. Mahalo!!
Hawaiian hospitality and tranquil views at it's best!
My husband and I stayed at the Penthouse with our 3 little ones. The concierge service was so wonderful to book activities prior to our arrival and the recommendations were spot on! Melinda and team did such a fantastic job answering all questions and making sure that we had everything we needed during our stay. Nice location between Lahaina and Wailea with ocean views that can't be beat! Many Mahalos!
Overall this place is great. The condo is in a good location and has amazing views. It is located in a more laid back part of the island which is nice if trying to avoid the crowds of Kihei or Lahaina. There are a few shops and restaurants within walking distance. The aquarium and Maalaea harbor are close too. I would have given five stars but as others have stated we ran into issues with the air conditioning (not working in bedrooms), private elevator (worked half the time), washer (not spinning clothes dry) and the ice maker was not working properly either. With that being said I would still stay here again because the location and amenities are top notch!
Aloha Justin, We are glad you enjoyed the location and amenities so much! The Penthouse's location certainly is unique to the island. So close to everything, yet set back just enough to be peaceful and relaxing. We are installing a new AC system and having our appliances serviced. We strive to provide an upscale experience and hope to host you again with the upgrades. Mahalo again for staying with us. -Melinda & Kim
Friends’ Get Away Vacation
This was a fantastic property! There were a few issues (AC was inconsistent but the management brought additional fans, the dryer needed a second spin, the elevator was inconsistent but who has a private elevator anyway), however, the amenities far outweighed them. The kitchen is stocked with more cutlery, storage units, cooking and eating supplies than most home kitchens including a double dishwasher! The view is breathtaking and everything is provided to enjoy the beach or the pool! We loved it!
Aloha Susan, We are thrilled you had such a great time while staying with us! We are having a new AC system being installed and would love to have you back to try it out! Mahalo for taking such great care of the home. We hope to see you again soon! -Melinda & Kim
Perfect spot in Maui
I recently stayed at the condo in April 2019, with my husband, 2 small children and mother. It was a perfect location, very central in the island but close enough walking distance to some restaurants, shops, Pacific Whale Foundation and the Ocean Center. It was very convenient having 3 spacious beds and baths. We also enjoyed some time at the pool and private beach. The property manager and concierge were very helpful and professional. Everything that you might need for a home away from home was at the condo including fully stocked kitchen with dinnerware, flatware and cookware, beach towels, chairs, sand toys, etc.
The condo is very nice but had some minor things that needed repair: AC in master did not work very well, washing machine didn’t spin the clothes dry enough, toilet in master BR didn’t seem very sturdy and lock to condo was very finicky. We actually had a great deal of difficulty accessing the condo the first day until we figured this out.
All in all, I felt that it was a good value for the price and would certainly return because of the location and accommodations.
This luxury penthouse is ideally located, giving you especially convenient access to both south Maui (Kihei, Wailea, Makena) and West Maui (Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kapalua). Both areas offer world-class restaurants and shopping, as well as golf, spas, hiking opportunities, and all the water sports you can imagine!
Within walking distance from the penthouse is the Maui Ocean Center, one of the Zagat Survey's U.S. Family Travel Guide's Top-Rated Attractions in Hawaii. The Ocean Center provides an up-close view of Hawaiian marine life without the need to get wet!
Also just a stroll away is the Maui Golf & Sports Park, where guests can enjoy a tropical miniature golf course, bumper boats, rock climbing, and an extreme trampoline. Great fun for everyone!
Take a short drive and you'll find activities such as horseback riding, ziplining, historical sites, helicopter tours, and luaus. Many guests also enjoy biking down Haleakala Volcano or taking a day to explore the Road to Hana.