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Island Surf # 501 Gorgeous 2 bed 2 bth condo - spectacular ocean views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa Bed, 2 Baths

Check out our photos, check out our reviews, now here’s the highlights:

• One king bed, one queen bed, and one queen pullout

• Unique layout: Very few condos in Hawaii, in this price range, are constructed with so much frontage facing the ocean. Both the master bedroom and the living room directly face the ocean. (depicted in the building layout drawing) When you first walk into our condo, you’ll see what we mean! Large, bright, airy.

• Larger than average two-bedroom unit ~ 1000 sq ft.

• You choose: A gentle breeze using the ceiling fans in every room along with the ocean breeze, or the cooling of our quiet A/C systems for those extra warm days and nights.

• If there is something our kitchen is missing – tell us – we’ll likely buy it. (No one has had to tell us anything yet!)

• The street can be noisy. That’s why we replaced the entire glass at the front of the condo with double paned, tinted windows and slider doors. And just wait till you try those doors – two fingers opens those gliding doors!

• No matter what age you are, you need a good sleep after a day of surfing, snorkeling, shopping. We have wonderfully comfortable beds, and great pillows – not those hard ones that start to look like a stale loaf of bread.

• It’s nice to not worry about driving if you choose to have some wine with dinner. We are a short walking distance from many award winning restaurants and lounges.

• We have a keyless entry - no need to worry about sharing keys (or losing keys!).

Why choose this condo?

• We are very proud of our property. We are dedicated to giving you the best experience. We, the owners, personally stay in this condo at least twice a year for our Maui vacations. And because we like the best, you’ll get the best.

• Have you ever walked into a vacation property and wondered how the photos online made it look so much better? That’s because photos can fabricate the truth, and photos don’t tell the story about the dreaded “tired” condo. Our tenants often tell us how well our photos represent the real beauty, cleanliness and space of our unit.

• Everyone fits on the double wide lanai, so everyone can enjoy the spectacular sunsets each evening. The sunset picture you see in the photos was taken with an average camera by an average photographer (me!) and no photo-shopping.

• Call us – we can give you more information and set your mind at ease about our condo, our rates, any questions you might have.

• Consistently in the top 10 of 63 lodgings in Kihei.

• And our cleaners? They are second to none.

• There will be no surprises – when we send you a quote, everything is there - what you see in our reservation document is what it will cost. There are NO hidden fees.

• Got a few too many people in your party? We have a 1 bedroom on the 4th floor.

• And finally, and most important, we keep our knives sharp.

I could go on about the marble counter tops and free wi-fi, smart TV where you can stream your Netflix, free long distance, beautiful towels, comfy beach chairs, coolers for the beach, lovely bamboo flooring, bbqs by the pool for grilling, amazing park across the street, surf lessons and rentals across the street, bicycle rentals on the first floor of the condo, but I won’t. :)

So here’s the administrative stuff:

• Our calendar is always up-to-date, so please click on the Rates & Availability tab above, to see our availability.

• PLEASE NOTE: We can accommodate any length of stay, but if your stay is less than 7 days, it must fit quite snugly between, or at the end or beginning of existing bookings.

NOTE: Due to the prevalence of allergies, we ask guests to refrain from using perfumes or colognes. Thank you for observing this!

• If you wish to pay with a credit card, we accept all major credit cards.

Tax License # W-36104735-01

More Details

Patty Shepherd
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Patty Shepherd

Aloha from Keith and Patty! We came to Maui to search for an island retreat; somewhere where we would love to vacation in comfort and affordability. We are from Canada, on Vancouver Island, so we understand exactly what a beautiful island is. When we walked into unit 501, we were astonished by the view and the brightness of the condo. After carefully looking at other listings all over Maui, we came to the conclusion that this condo, in this area, had it all! Welcome to our home away from home. Our goal is to present to you, the vacationer, every comfort of home while you are on holidays and as such, we have outfitted our unit with everything required, so that when you come back home, you don’t need “a vacation from your vacation”. Enjoy!

Patty Shepherd purchased this condo in 2012

Why Patty Shepherd chose Kihei

Why do we love Island Surf? Here is a short list of the many attractions:

We have stayed for two weeks without needing a rental car.

We can walk to all restaurants, pubs and shopping. (one of our favourites: Sensai Sushi - yum!)

We can walk across and down the street to swim, snorkel, surf and sunbath.

A dip in the pool is so refreshing after a day of eating, shopping and sunning!

Even if a day goes by that I don't dip my toe in the ocean, I can see it from just about everywhere in the condo.

Sitting on the lanai with a glass of wine in the evening, at sunset, is unparalleled. The sunsets (we saw the green flash!) are amazing, and photos barely do it justice. When we leave, we can't wait to get back.

What makes this condo unique

One of our favourite things about our unit is the bright, open, airy concept. Whether we are preparing appies in the kitchen, or waking up from a restful sleep, we can still see the ocean. There is something so calming and relaxing to know that the oceans is seconds across the street from us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were so very thankful to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year at such a lovely condo, with a great location and even better hospitality. We wanted to thank you for opening up your home to our family. It created a beautiful experience and many wonderful memories. For being in Maui for the first time this was the perfect place to be. Thank you so very much and we hope to enjoy the view again.
Dec 2014
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • In order to receive a refund, cancellation is required 90 days or more prior to arrival date. We will retain a $100 cancellation fee.
  • Your reservation ONLY reflects the # of guests listed in your booking. Incorrect guest accounts may result in cancellation of your reservation.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed
    Living Room - Queen sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 1 - King Bed in Master Bedroom
  • Also: one Childs bed available on request
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Island Surf # 501 Gorgeous 2 bed 2 bth condo - spectacular ocean views
average rating of 4.892857 based on 59 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Holiday of a lifetime! The condo was immaculate and well supplied with all we needed for the stay. This is also the perfect location for anyone looking for the balance between plenty of amenities (restaurants, bars, shopping [but not too commercial]) and access to many leisure activities (scuba diving, paddle boarding, surfing). It is also the perfect place to call 'home' for a few days while you explore this incredible (blessed) place on earth. Drives around both coasts are not only breathtaking but life changing. This condo is in the perfect place for a couple or a small family looking for just this type of vacation. Only drawback - cost of food. First thing you need to do, is go to Costco (if you're a member) when you arrive and LOAD UP (bread, meat, milk and eggs) and plan to visit local Farmers Markets in Kihei for some fresh veggies (I'm still dreaming of the giant avocados). The local grocery stores in Kihei are nice and well supplied - but you WILL pay an arm and a leg if you're not careful. Other than that... we are grateful to have stayed in a very clean, safe and well-maintained place and we are talking about our next trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kathryn, we are so pleased that you had a wonderful time in Maui at our condo. I know those avocados... so amazing!! Hope to hear from you in the future for your next Maui vacation!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at Unit 501. The location is PERFECT everything you need is right there. The view off of the balcony is AMAZING! The beach chairs and beach umbrella were very nice to have. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Chris, we agree, sitting on the lanai and watching the ocean and the sunsets is one of our favourite things to do. Thank you for this lovely review!
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Bloomington, Indiana

Very nice apartment in downtown Kihei

  • 4 of 5

My husband, 16 year-old stepson and I stayed in this apartment for six days this June. The apartment is lovingly and beautifully decorated, with beautiful views of Cove beach and overall a modern and agreeable feel. Unfortunately, because it overlooks S Kihei Rd it is very noisy, even late at night. We had to close the glass lanai doors at night otherwise we could not fall asleep.

We did not use the AC in the room because it was also very noisy. The room was a bit hot without the ocean breeze or the AC but cooling it down before going to sleep and keeping the fan going all night solved the problem. I am from Brazil so I love heat, but even for those that do not, I think it can be all really depends on attitude.

Kihei is a very agreeable area and feels close to everything. Personally my husband and I would have preferred someplace quieter and away from the main hub but it was our boy’s trip and he was all about surfing and being in town. He loved this location because he could walk to everything and just cross the street to go surfing every morning.

All in all I would recommend this place to someone looking to be closer to a town and good beaches and who does not need a lot of quiet. We really loved the apartment itself and the vistas, and Patty was very helpful and accommodating of our needs. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Fatima, thankyou for your review of our condo in Kihei. You're right, we are in the centre of Kihei with access to surfing and paddle boarding right across the street, and shops and restaurants two blocks away. Although we are 5 stories up, we do still hear the road if the lanai doors are open. Because of that, we replaced all the windows and doors with double paned, low E glass to control noise and heat. Any combination of fans and/or A/C will take care of the heat problems at night. I am so glad your family got to enjoy all the benefits of being in the "hub" of Kihei and hope you will consider our condo in the future!
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San Francisco

Lovely stay in Kihei

  • 5 of 5

My parents, husband, and baby girl and I had a lovely week at Patty's beautiful condo!! It was a very spacious condo with double views to the ocean. Everything was very clean and it was nice to sit on the balcony and relax. We loved being so close to everything we needed- the surfing school and rentals right across the street, shops, restaurants, and a grocery store. Patty also recommended a rental company for all our baby gear which was so helpful! The unit had good a/c which was important for my husband who gets warm easily. The beaches are not as nice as those near the resorts in Wailea but the great thing is that it's just a short drive away. Highly recommend eating at Kihei Cafe, Paia Fish Market, and grabbing some wine and watching the sunset on the lawn outside 5 Palms Restaurant! (which is a 5 min drive). Thanks Patty for a wonderful stay and for being so responsive as well! :)

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christine, it was a pleasure hosting your family for your Maui vacation. Glad to hear that the baby accessories rental was so successful. We hope you all get a chance to come to Kihei again and stay at our condo! Patty
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March 31- April 6th 2018

  • 4 of 5

The condo functioned perfectly as described in the listing. Centrally located on the island for easy access in every direction. The condo is well equipped although we did not eat meals other then quick breakfasts and picnic lunch preparations. We did not use the pool or BBQ areas. The bedding was comfortable and the AC was adequate at night(particularly to drown out the street/traffic noise below). Parking was great. Beach access is close by but it is a short drive to some of the better sandy beaches. Most importantly the condo is as advertised, no surprises.

In all my family had a wonderful time. We would consider staying at this location again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had a wonderful time at our condo!
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean,plenty of room and space,close to everything,well equiped,great view and comfortable beds.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Wendy, everything in a nutshell! I can't wait to get back there and enjoy that 180 degree view of the ocean and sunsets. Hopefully you will be able to come back again!
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Nearest Airport
12.5 Miles
Kahului Airport (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Dog and Duck Pub
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Elleair Maui Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Piilani Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Three's Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
The Cove
Car: not necessary

Across the street is the famous Kalama Beach Park, with an activity for everyone in the family. Tennis and volley ball courts (both lighted at night), roller hockey, horseshoes, 3 basketball courts, and a huge skate park with a half pipe. Right next to the skate park is a large kid's playground. You can take your early morning stroll through the park and watch as the sunrise hits Molokini Crater across the water. Sports events, outdoor concerts and festivals are part of the park's attraction.

Three minutes down the road is Maui’s favorite night spot, Kihei Kalama Village. Locally nicknamed “The Triangle”, this location boasts multiple nightspots and restaurants, including the Dog and Duck Irish pub, and award winning Three’s Bar and Grill. There a number of family friendly venues that are easy on the budget, such as South Shore Tiki Lounge, voted year after year as the “Best Local Pizza and Place to Dance. “


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

***PLEASE NOTE: our cancellation policy is provided with every quote. IGNORE VRBO'S "OWNER CANCELLATION POLICY" AS WRITTEN BELOW****

There are no minimum stays if the rental fits between existing bookings.
Cleaning fee is $150.
Hawaii State taxes add: 13.42%
PayPal fee add 2.9%
Base Rates = lowest seasonal rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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