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


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 new washer and dryer, 2 ceiling fans, hair dryer, 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.

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

Chris Yarish
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

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 Kihei

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 you get 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.


*Review taken from our guestbook 08/14*
Mar 2014
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Completely remodeled - granite counter tops and 16' travertine tiles.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


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average rating of 4.9545455 based on 81 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Chris and Kristen's beautiful Kihei condo! From the very beginning, the communication was superb, and Chris provided an incredibly detailed manual with everything we needed to know about the condo, property, Kihei, and beyond. We loved how well appointed the condo was as well as the amenities. Our only issue was the outdoor Christmas lights shining brightly into the bedroom all throughout the night, making it pretty difficult to sleep. We had to get creating with blocking the light from the outside. (I'm assuming this wouldn't be an issue during the rest of the year when the property is not decorated for Christmas). Other than this, we loved the property and its easy walking distance to lovely beaches and yummy places to eat. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, quiet, conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful clean, comfortable, quiet one bedroom ground level suite, newly renovated, well maintained, close to beaches, walking trail along the ocean and shops (all less than a 5 minute walk). Loved the local tip on a huge surf competition going on (Jaws) :). Nicely decorated, loved the art work and home touches. Thank-you!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 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: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
End-of-stay cleaning $115
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.