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SUPERIOR Beach front ocean end unit with A/C. Stunningly remodeled throughout

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Superior 2BR 2BA Condo. Magnificent ocean views from both BRs, LR & Lanai

Apartment 501 is a 2BR/2BA Superior beach front condominium on the 5th floor. Our apartment was remodeled in 2012. It boasts air conditioning and has granite counter tops, bamboo wall treatments and custom bamboo cabinetry in the kitchen and both bathrooms. The two bathrooms have elegant tile work with etched glass shower dividers. Our condo has unobstructed views of the ocean from both bedrooms, the living room and lanai. Apartment 501 is an end unit which means there is no walkway outside the private Studio B bedroom.

The ocean, island and mountain views are magnificent.

We offer complimentary WiFi, two flat screen TVs with Blu-ray and a fully equipped kitchen. The Mana Kai Resort boasts the award winning 5 Palms Restaurant, an outstanding sushi bar, activity desk and ocean equipment rental. Zack’s Deli and gift shop is on the ground floor. There is a meeting room available as well as beautiful grounds with lounges around the pool and lawn areas.

See how far you can walk the beach by going to 'Google Earth'. Then 'fly to' 2960 South Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui. The beach walk is along private homes and estates.

501 is also available as a 1bd/1ba rental with full Kitchen, Living Room and Private Lanai. Please contact Owner for pricing of the 1 BR, 1BA unit.


501's second bedroom may be rented as a private nicely equipped Studio. Please refer to VRBO listing number 461673 for separate viewing, pricing and reservations for 501 Studio 'B' unit.

More Details

Liz O'Scanlon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Liz O'Scanlon

John and Betty Champion were original owners in the Mana Kai Maui, and the Champion family has attended every annual owner's meeting since the Resort opened in 1973. This award winning resort is located on one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. The Mana Kai Resort recently underwent a $30 million dollar remodel and for beach walkers, Keawakapu Beach meets the Wailea beaches, and you can walk continuously over a mile south. Directly below our ocean end unit is magnificent snorkeling, with hundreds of varieties of fish and plants, including Hawaii's protected sea turtles. Our lanai faces a channel which is a breeding ground for whales, and during the winter months, you can see them spouting, breaching, and frolicking in the ocean. Expect to say WOW when you see this unit. 'NO KA OI' (there is none better).

Liz O'Scanlon purchased this condo in 1973

Why Liz O'Scanlon chose Kihei

There are unobstructed views from every room of Mana Kai 501. The back bedroom has no walkway outside, so the drapes can stay open to enjoy the full beauty of the ocean. The fifth floor is the perfect location in this eight story building, not too low, not too high.

What makes this condo unique

501 has a fully equipped kitchen with speciality items such as a deluxe expresso/cappuccino/coffee maker, blender, Vitamix, Smoothie maker and other extras amenities to make your stay more enjoyable. There is a desk in each of the front and back units, two flat-screen TVs, Blu-Rays, and complimentary WIFI.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The view from the lanai is breathtaking, and when I am stressed, I imagine myself back there, looking out at whales jumping and sprouting in the gentle ocean off our condo, and enjoying the views of all the islands I can see in the distance.

I could also look down on my children on the beach or in the pool.

This is my idea of a perfect place to be.

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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Etched glass shower of turtles swimming to tile waterfall
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , newly renovated: Etched glass shower door-bird of paradise
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - A unit - 1 king , Soji doors slide to separate the master bedroom and LR areas
    Bedroom 2 - B unit - 1 king , 2nd bedroom is the studio B unit with ocean and island view.
    Portable bed for one - 1 twin/ single , This comfortable inflatable bed is available for a 5th guest
  • Our condo may be rented as a one bedroom A unit. B unit is a private studio bedroom with bath and comfortable seating.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 40 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Mana Kai Resort has an on-site Activity Center and equipment rentals where you may plan and book your favorite activities and also find answers to any questions you may have about things to do and see on Maui, or on visits to other Hawaiian islands. If eating out isn't always what you want to do, the downstairs deli has delicious home made dishes, salads, delicacies, deserts and snacks available. The Deli also offers a fully stocked liquor area and variety of wines from which to choose.


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SUPERIOR Beach front ocean end unit with A/C. Stunningly remodeled throughout
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Great central location!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute blast and loved the location.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oceanside, CA

Your unit is in a great location. We love the beach, shopping, restaurants, and activities

  • 5 of 5

Your unit is great. It was very well stocked including beach chairs and towels. Your upgraded kitchen and bathrooms are really nice. We like that the restaurant and the gym are in same building. Your kitchen has everything we needed and it was nice to have the reserved parking spot. We look forward to staying in your unit again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Thanks Liz and Jay! Loved our stay, as usual!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Liz and Jay! Loved our stay, as usual!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seven Hills, Ohio

Best Condo in Kihei

  • 5 of 5

Cannot imagine a more wonderful place. Quality furnishings and most important, very clean accommodation, well-provisioned, with fantastic unobstructed views of the beach. Located conveniently to stores, and dining options. Assigned parking slot is much appreciated. This condo is located at the end of the exterior hall/walkway, so it is quiet with no foot traffic outside the door to this unit. Only suggestion for a small improvement would be upgraded beach chairs to the type that sit higher than 3 inches off the ground. We will definitely stay here on any future visits to Maui.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This unit was great for our group of 2 couples; we each had our privacy and the common spaces were spacious enough for together time. The amenities were numerous and of good quality; there was even a Vitamix! Comfortable furniture, fantastic ocean views, good location, and clean unit and grounds made this a winner. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at 6 different places while visiting 3 islands. This condo was our favorite. It had everything we needed and was air conditioned. Our favorite part was the beautiful view and beach. A couple of days were very windy, but the mornings were always gteat. We even saw a couple of sea turtles swimming in the water. Sunsets were amazing. The entire property was very well kept. Leaving was the hardest part. We rented both units for 5 nights

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downstairs Sushi on this property ground level
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wailea 3 courses and Maui Nui formerly Silversword
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Piilani Highway
Nearest Restaurant
Award winning 5 Palms, on property ground level
Car: recommended

Our beach in South Kihei faces West offering magnificent sunsets YEAR AROUND! From our apartment and lanai on the 5th floor, there is an outstanding view of Keawakapu beach with the islands of Kahoolawe, Molokini and Lanai. The Studio bedroom has unobstructed views of the Ocean, North Kehei, Lanai, Molokini and the West Maui Mountains.

You will enjoy spectacular sunrises over Haleakala with brilliant colors extending over the ocean and in the evening, brilliant sunsets over the ocean. During the winter months, Dec through March, whale watching is very popular and green sea turtles are abundant year around.

Mana Kai Resort has an ocean activity center and equipment rental on the ground level. We are located on a reef where coral and sea life abound. Snorkeling is best in the morning hours.

Our lawn and pool areas offer lounge chairs in the sun or under the palms for your pleasure.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180

A one time check out cleaning fee will be added to all reservations.
We require a 25% non refundable deposit to confirm and full payment is due 30 days before check-in.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Mid-stay clean is offered complementary after 7th night.
Please email Liz to confirm availability and receive quote for total charges.
This unit is also available as a 1 bedroom rental. Please contact us for the 1 bedroom rate.

(Hawaii Tax ID W40832032-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.