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Deluxe Ocean View, Romantic Jacuzzi, a/c, Steps Away to World Class Beach-$129!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

We have a few days open in June & July, so we are offering great discounts! Only $129/night, no minimum!

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.

More Details

Owner
Ellen Whitney
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

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 South Maui

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:
  • 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
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
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
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! 4.7/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Deluxe Ocean View, Romantic Jacuzzi, a/c, Steps Away to World Class Beach-$129!
average rating of 4.6938777 based on 53 reviews
Dubuque, IA
5

Great condo and location

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our trip to Maui. We picked this condo largely due to the great reviews so I wanted to pay it forward. This was our first time booking a vacation rental and Ellen was very quick to respond to our questions which made us feel more comfortable. My wife and I traveled with our 2 daughters (17 & 19). They took the upstairs bedroom which they loved because it was like having a separate condo. Charley Young beach was a very short walk and not too crowded. When we got there one of the floor fans was broken and the property manager got a new one to replace it that same day. We didn't end up using any of the snorkeling gear but saw others snorkeling along the rocks on the north side of the beach. The Tommy Bahama beach chairs and the umbrella were great. It was also convenient having the cooler and beach towel. The only things we needed to bring were swimsuits and flip flops. There was a concierge service through Maui Info & Visitor Center that was available in the mornings that was really helpful in giving tips on what to do and even booked our Molokini snorkel cruise and tickets to the Ulalena show in Lahaina. The agent we worked with was RW and I would highly recommend him. If we travel again to Maui we would stay in this condo again. Thanks for helping to make it a memorable vacation Ellen.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Steve!! Thank you for the great review! I'm so glad our condo worked out so well for you and your family. I hope you will be able to visit again soon - Thanks again for choosing our place! Ellen
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Evansville
5

Wonderful Stay on Maui

  • 5 of 5

This condo is in a great location and conveniently located across the street from Charley Young Beach. It's literally a two minute walk to the beach. Charley Young beach is rated one of the best beaches in Maui, with good snorkeling. We swam with sea turtles.

The condo itself is well appointed and met our needs efficiently. The bed in the downstairs bedroom was one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. Our daughter slept in the loft bedroom and loved having her own area to hang out. We had plenty of space for the three of us. The lanai provided a beautiful view of the ocean and perfect morning spot for breakfast. The property is beautifully landscaped and the pool offered a fresh retreat from the sand and ocean.

The only negative I can think off is the whirlpool tub. It took forever to fill up and the hot water ran out before the tub was full. But, that was minor in the whole scheme of things.

We would recommend this unit to anyone and definitely would stay here again. Ellen was wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The condo came with everything we needed to have a great stay. The ocean view was fantastic and the beach just across the street was unbelievable. Walking down to watch the sunsets every evening was a joy. Everyone was so friendly. We highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mike! Glad you found our condo comfortable, and you liked the location. We hope you will visit again soon! ellen
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Seattle, WA USA
5

Comfortable condo in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great, just as described. Location couldn't have been better for us. Super family friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Donald! I'm so glad you loved our condo and the location! Thank you again for staying with us, I hope you will visit again soon. ellen
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San Francisco
5

Very nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 adults and enjoyed the apartment. Spacious, clean, good location, easy check-in. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! I'm so glad all of you enjoyed your stay and our condo! Thank you again for choosing our place, we appreciate it! Ellen
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5

Perfect for a casual escape.

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our family of five. It has everything you could want (all beach stuff, pool towels, kitchen with everything, washer/dryer in unit, AC, view, short walk to the beach, good WiFi, flat screen TV, seating for everyone, fans, easy parking... everything). This condo is nicely updated throughout while not being so nice you are worried about stepping into the place with kids. The owners were great to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to return here in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Bryn - I'm so glad you loved our condo and found it your home away from home in paradise. :) I hope you'll be able ti visit again soon! Mahalo for the great review!! 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

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Hot Summer Special! Only $129!
May 12 2017 - Jul 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$129
 
 
Holidays 2017/2018
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,199
 
 
Peak Season Winter 2018
Jan 9 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
$239
$1,573
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$169
$1,133
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.
Repeat customers receive a discount!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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