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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!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Lani Gray-Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 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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average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
Airdrie, Alberta Canada

Super close to the beach and amenities. Clean and cozy, loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days checking out the island. This unit is super close to the beach as well as restaurants and shops. It was clean and well maintained. The owners have great beach items to use, such as beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and coolers. We loved having a place to cook, with a bbq nearby. The price was great and we will most certainly recommend this place to friends and family. Thanks for sharing your home with us, we loved the island and hope to be back before too long!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo and Thank you so much for your great review of my condo. It IS a piece of paradise and we love to share it with others. We are always striving to keep it comfortable and appreciate any suggestions you may have. Sincerely, Lani Gray/Owner
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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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Great place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay while in Maui! This cute little place has everything that you will need for your stay. Located right across the street from the beach and several eateries and gift shops near buy. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

A nice condo, very well located near the beach and near activities around. The condo was complete and useful. Everything was positive ! ;o)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value - just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

Simple little studio, great homebase to adventure from. Comfortable bed, beautiful grounds, nice pool, amenities - sunscreen, beach chairs, coffee filters & sugar, etc.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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808 Deli
808 Bistro
Moose McGillycuddy's - Kihei
Fred's Mexican Cafe - Kihei
Mexican Restaurant
Kamaole Beach Park II
Coconut's Fish Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
Da Kitchen Express
Hawaiian Restaurant
S and Q's Coffee & Shave Ice Shack
Cafe O'Lei Kihei
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Maui Thai Bistro
Thai Restaurant
Maui Tacos
Mexican Restaurant
Kamaole Beach Park III
Taqueria Cruz
Mexican Restaurant
Maui Teriyaki
Japanese Restaurant
Koiso Sushi Bar
Cafe @ La Plage
Maui Fish'n Chips
Fish & Chips Restaurant
Aloha Thai Fusion Foodtruck
Thai Restaurant
Kinaole Grill Food Truck
Kamaole Poolside Cafe Maui
Sandwich Shop
5 Palms Restaurant
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Sarento's On the Beach
Mediterranean Restaurant
Joy's Place
Vegetarian Restaurant
Vietnamese Food To Go
Vietnamese Restaurant
Wayne's Sushi Fresh Off The Boat
Sushi Restaurant
Surf Break Shave Ice
Snack Bar
Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill Taco Truck
Bar & Grill
Horhitos Mobile Taqueria
Mexican Restaurant
Kihei Caffe
Ohana Seafood Bar & Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Three's Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Lava Java Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Paia Fish Market South Side
Seafood Restaurant
South Shore Tiki Lounge
Dog & Duck
Irish Pub
What Ales You
Bar & Grill
Kings Chinese Barbecue
Barbecue Restaurant
Fat Daddy's Smokehouse
Barbecue Restaurant
Haui's Life's A Beach
Mexican Restaurant
Kamana Kitchen
Indian Restaurant
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Sushi Restaurant
Cuatro Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Stewz Maui Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Thailand Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Outrigger Pizza Co
Pizza Restaurant
Belle Surf Cafe
Tacos Guadalajara
Mexican Restaurant
Shaka Sandwich & Pizza Inc.
Pizza Restaurant
Morimoto Maui
Japanese Restaurant
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 $90
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.