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Rent Paradise on a Shoestring!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This adorable spacious studio unit can be your special little quiet piece of paradise. Relax and watch the sunset from the Kamaole beach park II, a short walk across the street. Enjoy your own beautifully landscaped private ground floor lanai, and listen to the hawaiian doves in the morning. Do your own barbeque in the evening, and refresh in one of the two pools after a challenging game of tennis. Wonderful restaurants and shopping are all within walking distance.

Kihei Akahi condominium is beautifully landscaped. Our condominium will sleep two to four people. It is decorated Hawaiian style to bring the islands inside with you. Kihei has the best weather of the islands, gentle tropical breezes, an occasional spritz of rain, and the ever so sweet aroma of tropical flowers. Fantastic new kitchen.

The owner, Leilani Gray, was born in Honolulu and lives in Calistoga, California, where she owns the Trailside Inn Bed and Breakfast. She knows the special calling that the islands have, and wants to share that wonderful feeling with you.

Once you have been there you will always want to return. We hope that you will recommend our little piece of paradise to your friends and family, and that you will visit us again and again and again!

registration number TA140 862 0544-01

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Lani Gray-Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Lani Gray-Owner

Aloha, Tom and I live in the Napa Valley, Calif. We go to our condo at least twice a year to relax and work on the fix it list. We love to wake to the tropical birds singing and feel the ocean breeze through the windows. We watch the sunset nightly from 'our' beach with a glass of wine. We watch for 'coconut dog' and his master who walk the beach nightly. RELAXING is what we do best there, and you will too-no more knots in your neck!

Lani Gray-Owner purchased this condo in 2004

Why Lani Gray-Owner chose Kihei


What makes this condo unique

Privacy if you want it and a social life at the pool if you like. We have met so many great travelers that we see year after year, even some who have stayed at our Bed and Breakfast in the Napa Valley-Trailside Inn


Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels & chairs,cooler, hair dryer, coffee grinder, umbrella, boogie board


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Rent Paradise on a Shoestring!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
Los Angeles

Best and budget stay in Kihei

  • 5 of 5

We had great time in this vacation rental.Beach chairs ,umbrellas,cooler for beach day come in handy.The beach across the steeet is very convenient.My boys love to swim there everyday.We made this as one of our favorite vacation spot in Maui.Thanks Lani for sharing you vacation condo with us.The 4 of us had the best time on Kihei

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We were just there too getting new floors installed. Seems we never have a long enough trip. I too love the location. We make our daily beach walk a part of our routine and watching the sun set into the ocean with a glass of wine makes every evening perfect. Mahalo for staying with us. Lani Gray/Owner
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for 2-3 persons. Everything was perfect thanks to Lani.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Simply Perfect In Every Way~

  • 5 of 5

Simple perfect in every way is the best way to describe our stay in Maui. The accommodations were absolutely wonderful. The condo was well maintained and offered everything we needed on our stay. The kitchenette, washer & dryer where a plus! The condo is nestled in the perfect location which made for easy access to the beach, town, pools & tennis courts by foot or car. Just simplicity & serenity at its finest~ in the most beautiful of places. Maui & the people captivated us with their beautiful heart, tropical paradise and warm spirit! Forever one of our favorite places & Island~ Soon to return to restore, revive & renew~Hola! Jewelie

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We feel the same way about our little piece of paradise. It is always hard to go back home after being there for a way too short week, but there is always next year to look forward to. We have been very fortunate to have guests that help us keep things updated with suggestions of things to do and places to go and upgrades for the condo. Mahalo from Lani And Tom/owners-Kihei Akahi C 101
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Short vacation in Kihei.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for 5 days. Everything was how we expected. Check in was easy and information which we got before our stay was exactly what we needed for an easy going vacation. We had owned private parking place near our apartment. Inside we found everything we needed either in the kitchen, bathroom and living room. We didn't realize that we had had 2 bodyboards under our bed. The apartment has a very convenient location, it's close to everything-the beaches, restaurants, shops. We lived there with a teenager and I think for us this apartment was enough but for the bigger family, it could be too small. Cons-the sofa bed has a broken spring, the balcony is too close to the parking.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

Lani's place was perfect for the two of us.

We wanted a little get away after Christmas but it had to be within our budget. Bingo - Lani's studio place came available and I am so glad we booked it. It is so close to everything and is stocked with everything. Lani was a pleasure doing business with and I hope we can come again. My only advice is book early because this place is always booked well in advance

If you are rich and famous you might want to stay at the Grand Wailea down the road, but if you live in the real world like me and need a budget friendly place that will work for you as a crashpad in Paradise -- call Lani. In my opinion she is offering the best bang for your buck

Magnificent Memories Made in Maui

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We call it Paradise on a shoestring because that is how we bought it. We want middle class folks like us to be able to enjoy Hawaii. I was born there and this special little piece of paradise allows us a once a year trip back to my homeland. Mahalo and Hugs from Leilani(Lani) Gray/Owner
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San Jose, CA

Cute 1 bedroom condo. Perfect for our stay!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent Christmas here this year. Lani’s condo was absolutely perfect for us. It met our needs 100%. It’s close to the beach and a lot of spots. It has a parking space. It’s an easy drive to almost everything else on the island. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo! So glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. We feel very lucky to have found a place that met all of our wants and are happy to share it with others. If only we could get there more often ourselves-boo hoo-once a year is never enough. Sincerely, Lani Gray/Owner
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Car: necessary

Directly across the street from Kamaole II beach with life guard station, shaded grassy picnic areas, public restrooms, BBQ's. Half a block to Fred's Mexican restaurant and Moose Magillacuddies restaurant and 808 Greek resturant, another half a block to Denney's and a strip mall with lots of cute shops and small grocery store. Required posting-tax I.D. number W31178352.01. Local contact is Janet Minkin-808-870-4597


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100

Housekeepers will charge double for checkouts on major holidays-Christmas, new year's Day and Thanksgiving

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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