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OUR REVIEWS SAY IT ALL !! BEST LOCATION IN COMPLEX !!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 696 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Modernized 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom walkout. Sleeps 2

Come feel the spirit of Aloha in our Maui paradise!! Our 1 bedroom 1 bathroom walk-out condo has undergone a thorough renovation!

Building D, or, the 'Haleakala' building, is set back on the far east end of the Kihei Akahi property. This makes it the quietest of the 4 buildings, and the orientation of it allows the fragrant afternoon trade winds to cool the unit without ever having to turn on the air conditioning.

Inside we have a bathroom that has been made slightly larger by unifying the original 2-room design.

It has been completely redone with cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, 16 inch travertine, and accessorized in nickel finishes by Kohler and American Standard.

The kitchen footprint was widened and then visually opened up to the living room, granting us the unique ability to install a Blanco double basin granite sink. We are one of just a small handful of units at the Akahi to offer this--a small luxury one realizes only in its absence.

The spacious kitchen offers all the comforts and luxuries of home: high quality cabinetry, under cabinet and pendant lighting, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, garbeurator, coffee maker, grinder, blender, and every necessity one might need to piece together an exotic island meal.

Other amenities include a brand new washer and dryer, 2 ceiling fans, hair dryer, alarm clock, and a concrete-wall mounted personal safe.

But since no one comes to Maui to be inside, you are one sliding door from the springy grass, palm trees, plumerias, hibiscus and other exotic scents of the property gardens. Our lanai is wide open to all that Maui and the Kihei Akahi has to offer....just one sliding door from a relaxing tropical paradise.

We really fell in love with this unit because of the oversized feel of the lanai. Because you aren't contained by a railing, you enjoy a free, open, and truly one-with-the-island feel--which is what we really believe being on Maui is all about.

So, whether it's heading back and forth to the pool or BBQ, stretching out your legs during an outdoor meal, or, my personal favorite, simply walking barefoot in the lush grass beyond it, this lanai, and all that lies beyond it, is a big reason why we find such inner calm and peace being here. A few strides to Kamaole II and every sunset can be enjoyed with the sounds of the waves lapping on shore, and the soft sand underfoot.

So, beyond the sliding door, and just a brief walk through the lush Akahi garden, lies the soft sand and warm water of Kamaole II beach. For your outdoor use and enjoyment, we have provided colored beach towels, snorkel sets, boogie boards, Maui guide books, driving maps, hiking guides, beach chairs, coolers, reusable shopping bags, and ice packs.

Be it hiking, biking, snorkeling, shopping, golfing, playing tennis, swimming, sunbathing, or sightseeing....after a day experiencing what the island has to offer, you can come back to relax under the moonlight on the lanai, swim in the pool under the stars, sit down in front of our 42 inch LCD TV, or simply retire to the queen sized Sealy Posturepedic in the bedroom.

Maui isn't a place people only visit once. Come stay in our Kihei Akahi condo and fall in love with an island and a lifestyle that will have you dreaming of your next trip before you've even left.

More Details

Owner
Chris Yarish
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Chris Yarish

Chris and Kristin were both born and raised in the prairies of Western Canada. We hold professional positions in Calgary and really hope to retire to Maui someday. After 3 consecutive trips to Maui, we got married on Po'olenalena Beach in 2011, and when we returned in 2012, it marked our first stay, not only as a married couple, but also owners of a beautiful condo in paradise.

Chris Yarish purchased this condo in 2012

Why Chris Yarish chose South Maui

Kristin and I have made 3 trips to Maui in the same number of years. Those trips always had us anchored in South Kihei, and we always felt at home there. South Kihei has always been consistent...lots of sun and almost no rain.

The Kihei Akahi property has everything we could ever want--pools, tennis, gas BBQ's, hospitable front desk service, grassy garden area, exotic scents in the air--all a stone's throw from the soft sand and blue-green Pacific Ocean.

What makes this condo unique

We have learned that the true Maui experience comes from being within in it, not sitting above it. That's why we love the walk-out so much. The floral scents are richer, the wildlife more abundant, and the unfenced lanai gives you a sense of openness and freedom.

We love this south-west facing walk-out unit because there are palm trees to gaze up at, springy green grass to walk in, and you can use all the Akahi amenities without having to use the stairs or the elevator.

We are still shocked that we've never had to turn on the air conditioner. Please take advantage of the security screen door at the entrance and screen at the lanai to generate an environmentally friendly cooling system. The a/c is always there, but we have been pleasantly surprised with how effective the natural breeze can be.

***In addition to the reviews submitted through this website, immediately below you will see what other guests have written in our guest book***

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha! We have had an amazing stay and appreciate all of the little touches in your home to ensure we are well taken care of. We can't wait to come back! You seem to have a friendly one footed neighbor (a bird) that comes by the patio pecking at the window daily to greet us who is super friendly and talkative.

Mahalo



*Review taken from our guestbook 08/14*
Mar 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kahului Airport (OGG)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pi'ilani Highway
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Fred's Mexican Restaurant, 808 Bistro / Cafe
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Kamaole II
Car: recommended

Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 696 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Completely remodeled - granite counter tops and 16' travertine tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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OUR REVIEWS SAY IT ALL !! BEST LOCATION IN COMPLEX !!
average rating of 4.953125 based on 79 reviews
Thunder Bay, ON
5

Fantastic rental and great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We can't knock anything about this rental. The place is stocked with everything you need for cooking a nice meal and trips to the beach with snorkel gear, chairs, coolers everything! The host Chris was great to deal with and very accommodating. A must stay in south kihei.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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4

It was everything promised. Very clean, well stocked. Comfortable setting. Felt like home. Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

The grounds very beautiful and well maintained. Felt very safe. My only complaint is the two days of jack hammering that was being done directly above and two condos to the right. We had to leave our condo all day for two days because the noise was horrible. We had a brunch planned with friends staying in the same complex and had to cancel...no fault of the owner as I'm sure he had no idea of the remodeling being done...other than that our 13 day stay was awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay in Maui

  • 5 of 5

Chris was great to deal with and all the arrangements went very smoothly. The condo itself is clean and modern and had all of the amenities we needed and more. The location is great and there are lots of good value restaurants nearby. This condo is great value !!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything clean and in working order! The unit is tastefully decorated and the location is great!

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this unit to anyone that we know are coming to Maui. You won't go wrong selecting this place! Chris is great to work with!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great condo minutes from our favorite beach.

  • 5 of 5

I spent my honeymoon here a couple weeks back and it was a great experience. Our first time in Maui and we had hit a bunch of beaches the first couple days, but finally decided to try the one right next to us. All the beaches are amazing but for simply chilling and going into the water to relax Kamoele part 2 was the best. Chris provided a cooler, beach chairs bogey boards among other things that really came in handy. Really nice condo that's been recently in the kitchen and bathroom. Way cheaper then a resort, definitely the way to go in my book. Chris was always responsive if I needed anything. Would book again.

Minor Complaint - it can get pretty hot at night and the air conditioner is on the other side of the condo so it doesn't help.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Will Return!

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Maui quite a few times and this is one of the best condos we've ever stayed at. Well equipped, great location in the complex, ideally located in south Kihei, and an owner who is right on top of things from start to finish!

Definitely coming back to this condo!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
End-of-stay cleaning $115
Tax Rate 13.42%

Upon receipt of $300 deposit, your dates and nightly rate are guaranteed.
Rates are based on double occupancy. Condo is only available to parties of 2.
Discounts available for stays longer than 14 days, excluding stays over Christmas, New Years and Spring Break.
Check in: 4pm Check out: 11am. Late check out available for 50% of nightly cost.
Owner is: RBOAA member. Tax compliant; Hawaii Tax ID: GE-032-899-0720-01 and TA-032-899-0720-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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