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Maui Melia! Steps from Charley Young Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Space 535 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property


Aloha! And Mahalo for choosing to spend your vacation at my cozy one bedroom condo, Maui Melia! It will now be your home for the duration of your stay on this magical tropical island . . .

Kalama Terrace is in the perfect location . . . it's a mere 5 minute walk to tickle your toes in the sands of spectacular South Kihei Maui beaches like Kamaole Beach Park I (AKA Charley Young Beach) and Cove Park, the hub of South Kihei.

Prepare yourself to embark on the vacation of a lifetime . . .

Upon arrival at Maui Melia, here is what you will discover:

* Charming, spacious 1-Bedroom/1-Bath condo just two blocks from the beach

* All bed/bath linens, beach towels, A/C, washer/dryer on site

* Clean, sparkling pool accompanied by BBQ grills in the community area

* Free Cable TV, CD player, beach chairs/mats/toys, umbrella, & coolers

* Free High-Speed Wi-Fi

* Terrific views from the Lanai (patio) that overlooks the pool

* Stocked with most everything you'll need for your Maui Vacation

* Just blocks from restaurants, shops, night life, & amazing beaches

Perhaps start your day @ Kihei Caffe ~ it's been voted 'Best Breakfast' 6 years in a row . . . and it's less than 1/2 mile away!

Then after breakfast you can finally take that surf lesson you've always talked about! Kalama Beach Park is a quick walk up the coast, and the waves are perfect for beginner, as well as intermediate, surfers.

Hang 10, Dude!

After your invigorating morning, dry off, and head a few blocks south to dine at the 808 Deli. Great sandwiches (some gluten-free choices, too), yummy salads, and good prices . . . plus an ocean view!

It's been voted 'Best Sandwiches on Maui' by the readers of the Maui Time Weekly each year.

Maybe you feel like exploring this amazing island and want to venture a little further south. Treat yourself and stop in at the upscale Shops of Wailea. There you will find:

Everything. You. Ever. Wanted. : )

While there, be sure to stop at Lappert’s Hawai‘i . . . they serve locally made ice cream and sorbet, plus coffee, baked goods, and gifts. To die for!

Now that your sweet tooth is satisfied, continue your adventure until you reach the legendary Haleakala Volcano Lava Fields. They were formed by two big volcanic eruptions over a million years ago! Then keep winding your way south down to La Perouse Bay, it is a spectacular sight to see and experience.

Before dinner head back up north a short way and indulge yourself with a Lomi Lomi massage at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort. Ah-h-h-h, Maui . . .

Want to eat dinner where the locals dine? Then head to the Hawaiian-themed Cafe O'Lei . . . they have a raw bar, plus fresh fish, chicken, steaks, and even vegetarian fare! Savor their delectable cuisine as you watch the sun sink into the Pacific . . .

Feel like a little night life? Sweet! Make your way back to 1913 S. Kihei Rd. where you will discover several eclectic clubs, all with a different theme . . . one will most certainly be to your liking!

Back at the condo, you can retire, confident in knowing your dreams are coming true!

And that you can do it all over again tomorrow . . .

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Lynne Decosmo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Lynne Decosmo

With my first roots in Massachusetts, twenty five years ago I was compelled to move southwest towards the sun! I landed in beautiful San Diego, but, in my heart of hearts, knew I was eventually destined for Hawaii.

Seven years ago, Magical Maui captured my attention, and my heart . . . it was then that I decided it was where I would spend my Golden Years. : )

I was a middle school teacher for 39 years and really did love my job and the kids, but was very happy to retire in June of 2016, and anticipate spending many blissful years on Maui!

My second profession is as a personal trainer. It's really my passion to both be active myself and to help others be healthy and strong as well. So, even though I am retired, I certainly won't be idle!

Maui is the perfect place to either participate in a wide variety of sporty activities or just kick back and watch the amazing sunsets! Guaranteed I will be doing some of each!

Come along and join me, won't you! : )

Lynne Decosmo purchased this condo in 2013

Why Lynne Decosmo chose Kihei

Right from the start, I knew I wanted to buy a place in Kihei . . . it is THE HOT SPOT on Maui! The beaches . . . a-a-a-ah, the beaches . . . they are wonderful, and just a five minute walk from my condo at Kalama Terrace. There's great shopping all up and down South Kihei Rd., it's in close proximity to amazing Wailea, there are endless places to explore, and tons of things to do.

I looked at a LOT of properties before finally settling on Kalama Terrace. When I stepped inside the unit I immediately had a feeling of 'coming home.' I couldn't wait to get to the lanai to check out the view. The sparkling pool with turtles tiled into the bottom was just three floors below . . . I'm on the top floor, so there's no noise from above.

I looked to the right and saw beautiful Plumeria trees . . . then to the left and was thrilled to get a peek of the ocean! Plumeria translates to 'melia' in Hawaiian, hence the condo name: Maui Melia.

My one-bedroom condo at Kalama Terrace is cozy, inviting, and well-stocked.

I know I found THE one!

What makes this condo unique

At the risk of being repetitious, the location of Kalama Terrace is perfect, in my eyes. It is tucked just off South Kihei Road, so it is quiet and peaceful. There are many full-time tenants here, which means pride of ownership, not your typical rental condo complex for sure.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I stayed at this condo for two weeks on our first Hawaii vacation. We were nervous booking something online, not knowing what may be in store. We were, however, not disappointed. The condo and Lynne lived up to everything that was advertised. Condo is in a great location and is just the right size for a couple. With the balcony overlooking the pool and shaded by beautiful trees it was the perfect place for morning coffee or evening relaxing. Lynne was in touch on a moment's notice and was very helpful with any suggestions or issues. Thanks Lynne- we will recommend you and your condo to our friends!
Mar 2015
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 535 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Beautiful tiled shower installed in April 2014. New bedroom mattress in 2017!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Your one-bedroom 'Home Away From Home' contains a comfy Queen bed, personal TV, spacious chest of drawers, large wall closet, two night stands with lamps, two luggage racks to store your suitcases, and a large ceiling fan to keep you cool as you sleep. Because it was recently broken, the sofabed in the living area is no longer operable. However, a very comfortable queen, self-inflatable air mattress has been purchased and is stored under the bed in the bedroom and will accommodate two adults or two children. Please do not attempt to open the sofa bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Don't feel like eating out every night? Make sure to pick up a Preferred Customer card at Foodland and Safeway grocery stores. You will get some nice savings! Do you want to keep your fitness during your vacation? The Gym Maui offers a great deal: Just $55/month.


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Maui Melia! Steps from Charley Young Beach!
average rating of 4.848101 based on 81 reviews

our favorite place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Maui Melia! We loved it so much last year and decided we didn’t stay long enough to enjoy, we came back a second time! Lynne is amazing at communication and has any and everything you need while staying there! She has great suggestions as well on the top things to do while in Maui. Centrally located to many beaches and Kihei cafe, which we loved! Lava Java for coffee after which is w in walking distance as well! Hoping to make it back again sometime soon to this amazing place in paradise! You will not be disappointed and will definitely want to come back soon, if not stay forever! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your wonderful review, Danielle! It was a pleasure to have you two back at Maui Melia! And you care for my place as though it were your own . . . Thank you! I really appreciate your kind words. : ) It is always my intention to respond as quickly as I can to any questions. : ) And the location speaks for itself! See you again soon! A hui hou! Lynne
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Calgary, AB

Wonderful condo in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Maui and this condo and location was perfect for us and our two younger children (5 and 8). The condo is very well stocked with everything you could imagine. We especially appreciated the coolers that were on hand and the closet full of beach gear. The inflatable mattress worked very well for our stay and we preferred this over having the pull out couch (in the mornings, we would just lift the mattress in on top of the bed so it was out of the way...and we'd pull it out again in the evenings). The complex is very quiet and we met many locals/long term renters and their kids during our pool times. We appreciated their knowledge and tips of the area and just how social/friendly everyone was. Charley Young beach: just a short walk from the condo. We drove and parked there only because we usually had a trunk full of beach gear. With younger children and not being 100% comfortable with the ocean surf, Charley Young became our safe place and favourite beach. We visited many other beaches but just didn't feel as safe letting the kids in the water. This condo is also walking distance to Cove Beach, a popular surf lesson spot. We didn't do lessons but we did take a few sunset walks down that way. We were thankful for the AC in the unit, though, it struggled to keep up. Then again, so did the AC in our rental car and our sunscreen! Lynne was great to deal with. The only issue we had was that the toaster was broken upon arrival. Lynne had it replaced promptly, even though the toaster wasn't going to affect our stay much. Thank you Lynne!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Angela! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review of my condo Maui Melia! I am so happy the mattress worked out for your kids. : ) It is a really nice complex, plus the location of the beach is perfect! This may have been your first visit to Maui, but don't let it be your last. Please do come visit again! And you are SO welcome, Angela! Warmest Mahalo & A Hui Hou! Lynne
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Modesto, ca

Perfect home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

This place was super cute and located right near everything important in kihei! I will definitely be renting this condo again in the future. Not to mention the owner is super nice and gets back quickly about any questions u may have.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Jacki! Mahalo for your very sweet review! I am so happy you felt comfortable in my condo. : ) I really value your kind words! Come on back soon! A hui hou! Lynne
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Fantastic space, close to everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our honeymoon stay at Maui Melia! The condo had plenty of space, nice updates, a fully stocked kitchen, and great lanai with a small view of the ocean and great views of the West Maui Mountains! The space was clean and very well decorated. We would highly recommend this space and hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review, Kayla! I am always happy when guests tell me they have enjoyed their stay at my condo, but it is especially sweet when honeymooners express that! Come on back for your Anniversary! Aloha & a hui hou! Lynne
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Cute place and perfect for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

The condo was fully furnished with everything we needed and more, beach things, utensils, etc. Felt like home, and was a great location with close access to tons of places to go out to eat.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Don! Thank you for the very kind review! I always love to hear when people enjoy the condo . . . it is my number one goal! Please do thank your family again for recommending Maui Melia to you. : ) I appreciated your suggestions, too! And I have already gotten the new ice cube trays. : ) I would love to have you stay at Maui Melia again any time! Warmest Mahalo! Lynne
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Great place to stay in a wonderful convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Maui Melia. It’s in a great location in Kihei, with a short drive from the airport, close to lots of eating places, and easy to get to many other excursions, as well as beaches within walking distance. There’s so much to do in Maui so we were rarely at home but this is a perfect place for a couple, though it can accommodate more than 2 people if needed. The host provides all the necessities for you to enjoy the beach— beach towels, etc but what we found most useful is the beach umbrella (clearly not something you’d bring on a plane but super handy to have to shade from the sun). We hope to make it back to paradise and recommend this place to stay for those looking.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Vicki! Thank you so much for the very detailed and wonderful review of Maui Melia! I appreciate you taking the time to write it. : ) I plan to stick around, so please do come back and explore even more of our magical island! Warmest Mahalo! Lynne
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Nearest Airport
13.6 Miles
Kahului Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Vibe Bar & Nightclub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Elleair Maui Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Rte. 31, Piilani Highway
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Charley Young/Kamaole Beach Park I


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $110


Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM

Weekly/Monthly Specials May Be Available

Cancellation Policy: $100.00 Cancellation Fee after initial deposit is paid. The final deadline for cancellation is 30 days prior to arrival. There are no refunds after this date unless the property can be rented for the same dates.

Trip Revision Policy: $25.00 Fee to revise dates once a deposit has been made and a Reservation Confirmation has been sent to guest.

Hawaii Tax ID Number 195-537-9200-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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