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Freshly Renovated Corner Studio With Ocean View

Bedrooms Studio
Space 429 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bathroom, Studio With Full Kitchen And Laundry

Welcome to our tastefully renovated and decorated Kihei Akahi studio D-301, that we affectionately call

“Our Pearl”.

Kihei Akahi is located directly across from three of South Maui’s most beautiful beaches, Kamaole I, II and III. All three of the Kamaole beaches have lifeguards, showers and restroom facilities and are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding/body surfing, walking, playing volleyball or just hanging out and enjoying the warm sun, perfect water and watching the magnificent whales from late December to early May.

The Kihei Akahi complex has beautifully maintained grounds, two pools, bbq grills, a tennis court and is centrally located within walking distance to several fine restaurants, shopping and activity centers. Our condo is located at the back of the complex away from the road noise and has a private feeling with great views.

From our private lanai you have the benefit of 180 degree views of ocean, the island of Lanai, stunning sunsets, West Maui Mountains, sun and moon rises and the leeward slopes of the mighty Haleakala.

Being a corner unit, the additional side window provides good light, views of Haleakala and a wonderful breeze that flows through our condo.

You will have the most comfortable and relaxed stay in our condo. We have updated our unit with new decor and furnishings: a dining table that can seat 4, a Beautyrest World Class Brentford Luxury Firm Queen Size Bed, a sofa, a comfy chair, a lanai set and a beautiful custom made tv armoire that has 2 closets and drawers for your clothes as well as extra storage space for your luggage when you unpack and settle in.

For your indoor entertainment, we have a 39' hdtv and a dvd player. We also have an am/fm alarm clock that is a charging station for your i-pod or i-phone.

There is a hanging pot rack with a full set of cookware and the gas range is great to cook on with a microwave/fan/light above it. In addition to a coffee maker (we provide the filters), there is a tea pot, a blender, a toaster oven and a spice rack complete with spices. The refrigerator is full size and we are the only studio in Kihei Akahi that has a dishwasher.

When you head out to the beach there are 2 Tommy Bahama backpack beach chairs for you to use, a Tommy Bahama beach umbrella, beach towels and a small playmate cooler. There are also plastic cups, plates and utensils for you to take to the beach or the pool, as well as to use in the condo.


For a No Obligation Price Quote, click on the “Book It” or “Detailed Price” buttons at the top right corner of this web page and enter your travel dates. You can either continue on and start the booking process by clicking the “Continue to Book” button or you check different dates or just click out.

VRBO/HomeAway has recently instituted a “Service Fee”. You will see the fee on the rental quote. The fees vary and if you have any questions, contact VRBO/HomeAway directly at 877-228-3145, as this is not our fee and we have no control over the fee.

If you have any questions about our condo or staying in Maui, you can click the “Email the Owner” button and we would be happy to assist you.

More Details

Becky Thorman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Becky Thorman

In 2002 we vacationed on Maui with our two sons, fell in love with Maui and moved to Kihei the following year. Having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20+ years we truly appreciated the sunny days, perfect ocean water and never tire of the beautiful sunsets and rainbows.

Becky Thorman purchased this condo in 2013

Why Becky Thorman chose Kihei

Kihei Akahi is close to everything that one needs to relax on Maui. Three of the most beautiful beaches (Kamaole I, II and III) are across the street. There are restaurants, shopping and activity centers within walking distance. The grounds of the Kihei Akahi are well maintained, are filled with lovely tropical flowers, plumeria trees, breadfruit trees, banana trees, palm and monkey pod trees. The birds that also call Kihei Akahi their home will sing to you throughout the day!


Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 429 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Granite countertop, one sink, a vanity and a large recently installed shower stall
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Main Bed - 1 queen
  • The bed is a Beautyrest World Class Brentford Luxury Firm Queen Size Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

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Freshly Renovated Corner Studio With Ocean View
average rating of 4.981818 based on 55 reviews
Sparks, NV

No finer vacation property at Kihei Akahi

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here over 4 yrs ago....just after Rebecca purchased it and put her refined aesthetic on this perfectly located ocean and Haleakala view studio. Every year there after I tried to rent it but it’s incredible popularity kept it tied up by the time my work bosses approved my leave. I retired i this past July and could lock this pearl of a place up for me. It has faired well these past 4 years in Rebecca’s capable hands. The owners are everything that us vacationers hope for: courteous, kind, professional and superb in their communication! I MUCH prefer the Studios at the Kihei Akahi because they are on the corners, their bedroom does not back onto the noisy public corridor, the air conditioning cools the entire place. But, here’s what makes this particular condo STELLAR: it has double pane windows and slider, it is the ONLY studio with a dishwasher, it has ceramic tile floors (no icky wall to wall carpet), it has comfy furniture, the ceiling fan is whisper quiet, and the shower is nicely sized with no hard to clilmb over tub.

Please eat at 808 Bistro..don’t waste your money at Fred’s or Moose McGuiluckuty’s (loud, poor service, mediocre drinks, poor food. 808 Bistro is in same building but all the way in back. Great sunset menu, view, superb bar and the service that sets it apart...try their pork tenderloin, any of their fish (so fresh). Please use Pacific Whale Foindation for ALL your ocean excursions!

I miss Mark and Rebecca’s condo nest. Hopefully I will be back very soon🤙?🏻?

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and your kind words. We are so glad you liked your second stay in our “Pearl“. We agree that the dishwasher is a definite plus – who wants to do dishes when on vacation? Besides having a view of Haleakala from the additional side window, there is great air flow and the extra window provides additional light. We appreciate your tips for eating at 808 Bistro and using Pacific Whale Foundation for ocean excursions. We hope you will come back to Maui and we look forward to your staying in our condo again. With Aloha, Becky and Mark
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great location close to attractions. Tons of extras added from the host to make your stay easier. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so agree with you about the location. Close to the beach, shops and restaurants. Glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo and its nice to know that the "little extras" were appreciated! Here's to another trip to Maui and another stay in our condo. With Aloha, Becky and Mark
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Centennial, CO (suburb to Denver)

Five Star Comfort in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This condo could be the most thoughtfully appointed unit I have ever rented from any property on VRBO in the USA, Mexico and Europe. The owners clearly took great care to consider whatever a visitor may need and even left a treat and welcome card personally written to me. From the expected things, like good towels, comfortable bedding, appointed kitchen they also included the extended basics for an oceanside condo: great beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels, and even extras like lotions and miscellaneous bath needs. The kitchen is small but you could cook a Thanksgiving dinner in it considering all the pots, pans, cooking tools you could possibly need. The unit is on a corner giving windows on two sides and overlooks a greenbelt that may fill up with birds in the late afternoon. But as soon as the sun sets so does their bird-conversation. It’s in a fabulous location with two pools, tennis court, grilling facilities, walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. All of the pictures are exactly what the unit offers and the lovely grounds.

The check in process was seamless. I received a text message confirming the details and I was even able to get in earlier than the stated check-in time because the unit was ready. Upon check in I was given a starter bag of clothes detergent – thank you! The key code entry process saves any stress over loosing your key! The owners were extremely attentive with the questions that came up during my stay and were very accommodating to my requests. They are a real delight to know. My only regret is that I couldn’t stay longer. Thank you for making the last few days of my Maui adventure so sweet and memorable.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Thank you for such a glowing review and your kind words. We really did put a lot of thought into designing our small space and we love hearing that we succeeded. We’re glad that you found everything you needed to have a great vacation on Maui, including the beach chairs, beach umbrella and beach towels. Being an end unit, the side window not only provides additional air flow but you get to enjoy the lovely view of Haleakala! If you come back to Maui we hope you will stay in our condo again. With Aloha, Becky and Mark
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The condo was very nice and the view of the ocean was fantastic! well stocked with the necessities

  • 5 of 5

The condo has everything you need and the bed was a very pleasant surprise, very comfortable. Nice and close to the best beaches and every other convenience in Kihei. We made good use of the small soft cooler bag that Becky provided when we inquired, it went everywhere with us so thank you for that! The upgrades in the condo were great, especially the new windows, they made a huge difference for temperature control. We never needed the air conditioner. Having the ability to block out the sound of the birds (a nice as they are) allows you to sleep in past 6am! We have stayed in both condos and hotels and I would say this has been our best experience yet (12 Years). We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Maui.

Thank you Becky and Mark!

Happy New Year!

Debb and Mike

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review! Thank you so much Debb and Mike. It makes us happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in our condo and you appreciated the small cooler bag we left for you. Seeing that it was such a hit, we decided to leave it in the condo for future guests to use. We totally agree that the upgraded dual pane windows help with temperature control as well as quieting the symphony of birds. Kihei Akahi is without a doubt in a great location – so close to the beach, shops and restaurants. And that we have a view of the ocean, the West Maui Mountains and Haleakala is a definite plus! Here’s to your next trip to Maui and your next stay in our condo! With Aloha, Becky and Mark
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A cozy piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The condo was lovely, very clean and had a view of the mountains and the ocean. It was situated in a lovely location and close to the beaches. The owners were very helpful and provided all the appliances and many extras. We will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo. We also love the view of the mountains and the ocean from our condo and that the complex is so close to the beach - you don't even need to get in the car. Being within walking distance to some shops and restaurants is also a definite plus. Here's to another trip to Maui and another stay in our condo. With Aloha, Becky and Mark
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  • 5 of 5

The unit was cozy and comfortable and well equipped for all the things you would want on a stay like this.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing that you found our condo to be "cozy and comfortable". We're glad you had everything you needed for a good stay. Here's to another good vacation ... With Aloha, Becky and Mark
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Wayne's Sushi Fresh Off The Boat
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.42%

VRBO/HomeAway has recently instituted a “Service Fee”. You will see the fee on the rental quote. The fees vary and if you have any questions, contact VRBO/HomeAway directly at 877-228-3145, as this is not our fee and we have no control over the fee.

Check-in is at 4:00pm; Check-out is at 11:00am.

TO GET AN INSTANT QUOTE: Click on the “Book It” or “Detailed Price” buttons at the top right corner of this web page and enter your travel dates for a no obligation detailed price quote. You can either continue on to start the booking process by clicking the “Continue to Book” button or click out and try again.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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