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Stylish Kihei Studio, Great Location Across From Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2, Beautiful Decor, Newly Remodeled

Kihei Bay Surf complex is conveniently located for easy access to the best Maui has to offer. It is specifically located across the street from Kalepolepo Beach Park and the Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary. This 450 square foot first floor air-conditioned unit at Kihei Bay Surf is newly painted, has new flooring, brand new furniture and linens, and many more updates throughout. The decor has a boutique/Bohemian flair and is incredibly tasteful and comfortable. Save money by cooking meals at the condo. There is a refrigerator, stove, microwave, plenty of cupboard space as well as dishes, pots and pans, bake ware, and utensils. The complex includes a shared coin-operated laundry room, tennis court, pool, hot tub, and BBQ area. Everything in Maui is within a reasonable distance, and many of the best beaches in Maui are less than a 15 minute drive. The airport is 20 minutes away, plenty of restaurants, bars, and shopping are less than a 5 minute drive away. This is truly a great way to enjoy Maui at an affordable price, have the convenience of a kitchen and home amenities, and still enjoy a romantic and stylish place to stay.

Jessica Carpenter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Jessica Carpenter

Hello! My name is Jessica, and I grew up and still live in the small Eastern Washington town of Chewelah. There are about 2000 people in Chewelah, and I like to think our town is one of the world's best kept secrets. I love the four seasons; I love swimming, boating, hiking and camping in the summer, and skiing, sledding, and snow shoeing in the winter. I went to pharmacy school at Washington State University and graduated in 2010. My husband, Mike, was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in April 2011. I left my job as a full-time pharmacist to take care of him and he passed away less than 6 months later in September 2011 at the age of 27. After he passed away, I took more time off work and traveled. Most of my time traveling was spent alone. Maui held a special place in my heart, and I made it a goal to own a condo there that I could use as a second home as well as an investment. This goal was realized when I purchased this condo in August 2012.

Jessica Carpenter purchased this condo in 2012

Why Jessica Carpenter chose Kihei

On my second trip to Maui, I looked at a number of condos, but a studio was the only thing I could afford. This unit was within my price range and showed potential. With little hesitation, I purchased it. I didn't come back to Maui to see it again for 5 months, at which point I panicked because it was in worse shape than I remembered. I was only scheduled to be in Maui for two weeks, and I had my work cut out for me. With no experience in remodeling myself, I was blessed with the help of so many friends and family living in Maui who were willing to donate their time and experience to my project. I met a lot of people, learned a lot, and had fun in the process, but it was a lot of work and stress. The two week deadline proved to be insurmountable, so I returned to Maui about a month later to finish furnishing and decorating the condo. I feel very happy with the outcome, and am thrilled to have accomplished such a goal.

What makes this condo unique

There's something about Hawaii that makes me feel like I need less in life. A space that is comfortable, somewhere to sleep, eat and shower, and somewhere to store stuff. That's all I really need. For me, the space is perfect for all that is needed in Maui. I designed the interior of the condo to be charming and inspire a sense of adventure. I hope you feel inspired by the space, but mostly by the way of life in Maui.


Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large tiled shower with rain shower head
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 0 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Very comfortable bed, 4 inch memory foam mattress pad
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Keep in mind check-in time is 3 pm and check out time is 10 am.


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Stylish Kihei Studio, Great Location Across From Beach
average rating of 4.7115383 based on 52 reviews

Great location and perfect size for a couple who just want "warm & away" in Hawaii!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great studio condo located close to miles of beaches (and sunsets). The whale observatory is right across the street. Nice pool. And it has air conditioning to take the 'edge' off the heat, if needed. We'd stay here again. The Huli Huli BBQ food truck was just a mile away a couple of days a week (couldn't resist).

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Quiet with lots of extras. Would love to come again.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, cozy, quiet

  • 5 of 5

Great location and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chico, California

Great little condo

  • 5 of 5

Jessica's condo was just perfect for the two of us. Very quiet complex with a lot of friendly people. We loved the bed! It was so comfy! We unfortunately were on the island during a pretty good storm, which resulted in a lot of rain and an island-wide power outage. The only thing missing from the condo that we really could have used was an umbrella and a flashlight! We had a wonderful stay at Jessica's condo and we would definitely use it again and recommend it to anybody needing a cozy place to stay on Maui!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Tammy! I’m sorry there was a storm! And you’re so right!! How could I not have an umbrella and flashlight?!!! Getting them ASAP! Thank you!
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It met our needs.

  • 3 of 5

It was what we expected, a comfortable place to sleep. It was very clean and was well stocked. It would have been nice if the windows opened and if there was a more comfortable place to sit to relax. We would have also loved to have had a larger coffee maker as we enjoy drinking coffee in the morning.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were so happy here and Jessica is more than lovely person. Everything was exactly as the pictures and more.

Very well location, across the street of the beach, close of everything. We'll be back definitely. Mahalo dear Jessica! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10.9 Miles
Kahului International Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Wailea Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Piilani Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Kalepolepo Beach Park
Car: recommended

Located across the street from big Kalepolepo Beach Park, less than a 3 minute walk from your front door. Also across the street is the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.41%

General Excise Tax License for Hawaii Tax ID Number GE-039-723-6224-01
Transient Accommodations Tax Certificate of Registration for Hawaii Tax ID Number TA-039-723-6224-01

Please inquire about making exceptions for stays less than 3 nights to fill booking gaps!

Sleeps two, $25/night 3rd person.

I accept payments via eCheck, credit card, or personal check by mail. Total rate quoted include the $80 cleaning fee and mandatory 13.41% Hawaii state tax. Tax ID Number: W26258707-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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