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Deluxe Ocean View, Romantic Jacuzzi, a/c, Steps Away to World Class Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type condo

Overview

About the property

2 BR/2 BA, Private 2-Story, Top Floor, Ocean View #1402 at Charley Young Beach

Come share our dream home!

This condo is not an investment property, we live in this condo part time. We chose this condo for its location right across from Charley Young Beach (next to Kama'ole 1), our favorite Maui beach. Our condo has an ocean view from our lanai, living room and kitchen. Charley Young Beach is directly across the street.

Our condo (#1402) is on the top (4th) floor in building #1 and is one of the biggest and nicest units in the Maui Vista complex. Since it's in the first building, it provides the best ocean and pool view in the complex, as well as plenty of privacy since the condo is located near the end cap. Enjoy the sunset from the Lanai balcony before you take a soak in our romantic Jacuzzi tub. The condo is air conditioned, has all the usual amenities, PLUS free Internet, free Hawaii, mainland and Canadian phone calls and more (see details). Includes a new flat panel TV, xBox 360 with 2 controllers, iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee maker, custom artwork, as well as a new queen sleeper couch, new bar-height lanai furniture and Tommy Bahama beach chairs! In May 2014 we remodeled the kitchen - all new granite counter tops, new stainless range, sink and dishwasher!

We chose a Kihei location because Kihei gets more sun than most of Maui (some parts of Maui can be quite wet!). Kihei is also centrally located, making it easy to take a quick trip to Lahaina (west side) or the North shore (which is great for sports... one of the reasons we are on Maui). Kahului (where the airport is) is only 15-20 minutes away. This is also where you would start your trip to Hana if you want to explore the wilder east side of the island. Or of course, just stay in Kihei and enjoy all its amenities. Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, golf courses, and more, are all within walking distance. And the beach is directly across the street - only a 2 minute walk away!

We believe being fully booked is more important than maximizing our rates, so our rates are priced slightly lower than other condos of the same caliber. We have a lot of repeat guests who absolutely love our condo - just read our reviews! :)

Are you looking for a nice one bedroom? The other unit we own is on the second floor (#1219). You can check it out here on VRBO - it's property #507896.

Our Hawaii Tax ID #’s are: TA-049-319-1168-01 & GE-049-319-1168-01

More Details

Owner
Ellen Whitney
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Ellen Whitney

Aloha! We are Markus and Ellen, the owners of the condo you are considering. We live on Maui part time, and we split our time between Maui, Houston, and Austria (near the city of Salzburg right smack dab in the middle of the Alps). I know: It's a tough life, but someone has to do it ;-)

But it's not all fun and games of course. We are business owners who happen to be lucky enough to be able to work from anywhere there is internet. The good news is we travel - a lot! The bad news is we always bring work with us, but we love it! Our core business revolves around custom software development. We specialize in consulting, custom software development, training, conferences, and more. We also publish one of the leading software developer magazines (CODE Magazine).

Ellen Whitney purchased this condo in 2012

Why Ellen Whitney chose Kihei

When we bought our condo, we first and foremost looked for a great location. We wanted something that provided the “tropical island feeling”. We wanted to be near or on a beach, and not just any beach, but on a beach we really liked and felt at home at. We also wanted a nice location that would provide access to the things we liked, and we wanted a location that would give us easy access to other cool locations, such as the North Shore and Lahaina. We wanted grocery stores, restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance. We wanted a great location that we could bring our friends to. With all that, it quickly became clear we wanted to be in the southern part of Kihei, near our favorite beach on the island - Charley Young Beach (the north end of Kama'ole 1).

What makes this condo unique

Our favorite Maui beach is directly across the street, less than 100 yards away. We have tons of restaurants, bars and shops, including a grocery store, within walking distance. Other Maui attractions (such as the North Shore, which we visit a lot, or Lahaina, and many others) are not far, since Kihei is centrally located. The airport is nearby. Kihei is also sunnier than other parts of Maui - it actually rains a lot in some parts of Maui!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I were in Hawaii for our honeymoon a few weeks ago, and we had a great experience staying at Ellen's condo in Kihei! The listing was exactly as described - the apartment was clean, beautifully decorated, and had everything we needed. The overall location was perfect as well, with a beautiful view of the ocean and the ability to get around the island easily. I definitely recommend this condo to anyone who is looking for a living accommodation away from the resort area, but central enough to visit any part of Maui. Overall, we had an excellent trip and will consider staying at the condo again the next time we are in town :)

-Sarah
May 2016
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Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized sofa bed overlooking the lanai and ocean
    Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Very comfortable Cal-King Mattress, AC and overhead fan
    Upstairs Bedroom Loft with Vaulted Ceiling - 1 queen , Comfortable queen bed with ocean motif and overhead fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Take the Tommy Bahama beach chairs to the beach - only 240 steps away! (Yes, one of our guests counted! :) Condo is located on the top/4th floor near the end cap so it's quiet with a great ocean view from the living room and lanai! Building has an elevator.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Deluxe Ocean View, Romantic Jacuzzi, a/c, Steps Away to World Class Beach
average rating of 4.6231885 based on 73 reviews
5

Fantastic location, fantastic hostess.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better location or better housing for our trip. Charlie young beach is across the street, has the softest sand, and great snorkeling. We saw more turtles & fish there than on the snorkeling adventure that cost big money. This place is within walking distance to tasty restaurants, shops, and beach rentals. The balcony looks out at the ocean, the beds are super comfortable, the kitchen has what you need, and the closet by the door has great beach chairs, mats, etc. Communication was easy with the owner, we'd come back to this location again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Joseph! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! It always makes me really happy when we get a great review - Elvira and I work very hard to make sure every guest has a fantastic stay! Hope you will visit again soon - ellen
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Definitely will stay again!!!

  • 4 of 5

Nice location. Walking distance from shops and restaurant. The unit is spacious for 6 people. If we back to Maui, definitely will stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Steven - So glad you enjoyed your stay and would stay with us again! Hope you had a good trip back! ellen
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5

The condo was perfect and great location

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time staying in Ellen's condo. Everything you could think of that you need for your holiday was there, especially the beach gear! Charley Young beach was a short stroll away and only a few blocks walk away was great cafes and restaurants. Kihei was a very central location to explore the island. We would not hesitate to recommend this property. Would love to stay again one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Anthony! I'm so glad you loved our condo and Kihei. Maui really is a magical place! I hope you can stay with us again soon! ellen
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4

Convient location!

  • 4 of 5

Family of 5 had a great time in Maui. We enjoyed the snorkeling at "Turtle Beach" only 15 min. drive from the apartment complex and played tennis every day. First trip to beach only 5 min walk away and we saw a big old sea turtle. Perfect place for 4 people. The sleeper sofa in living room not very comfortable otherwise great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lene - I'm glad you loved the condo and location! But so sorry you didn't find the sleeper comfortable! It is brand new, so that's disappointing! I'll see about putting a mattress topper on it, maybe that will help... ellen
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Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

The unit is in the perfect location from the property perspective and from the overall location perspective because of the close proximity to the beach and easy to get to bbq, pool, etc. You can see the ocean from the lanai but traffic noise was minimal to none. In terms of amenities, it was well equipped except did not have boogie boards. The unit was comfortable and fit our needs for the few days but could use some TLC in some areas. Thanks for accommodating our stay - we really enjoyed it and especially the location.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Linh - I'm so happy you found the location perfect and our condo comfortable! We love it too! Hope you will visit again soon! ellen
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5

Great condo with all essentials and beach location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days and loved our stay. The condo is great with amazing sunset views, right across from a family friendly beach, and close to groceries and other amenities. The tub is nice...kids found it enjoyable to relax after a long tiring day. Would recommend this condo to anyone looking for a comfortable stay in Maui

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sandeep! So glad you had a great time and enjoyed our condo! Hope you can visit again soon! ellen
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Kahului
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tradewinds and Life is a Beach
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wailea Golf Club and Elleair
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Piilani Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
More than 25 restaurants within .5 miles! Closest
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Charley Young Beach and Kamaole I -directly across
Car: not necessary

Maui is one of the best locations for all kinds of outdoor activities. Tons to do for every interest! You can be as active or as relaxed as you want to be. Be sure to take a drive - you will be surprised at the varied landscapes Maui has to offer - from beaches to desert to mountains to lush rainforests, it's all here!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
HI Tax ID #: W18394398-01
A one-time cleaning fee of $150 per stay is added to the total.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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