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Location! Location! Location! Steps from Charley Young Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Space 535 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 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, DVD & CD player, beach chairs/mats/toys, & cooler

* 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 . . .

More Details

Lynne Decosmo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

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 South Maui

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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
  • Brand new tiled shower installed in April 2014.
  • 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. There is also a queen sofabed in the living area that sleeps two more guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Location! Location! Location! Steps from Charley Young Beach!
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 49 reviews

Just a super experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful location, less than a block to the beach where we spent every evening watching the sun go down and the waves roll in! Ahhh...

Everything within the unit worked well, it's higher up so no Mosquito problems on the balcony.

Very comfortably furnished and the bed was great too. The bathroom was very well done with a modern walk in shower.

Parking space was a little tight so a large vehicle might be an issue, But it would be a total pleasure to stay there again!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Ray! Mahalos for such a terrific review! You folks were such great guests, and I SO appreciate that! I'm glad you liked the location and the amenities. I do make a concerted effort to be sure my guests enjoy their stay! And you are more than welcome to visit again! Warmest Mahalo! Lynne
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything in Kihei. Lynne was very responsive. Only thing to beware of is you have to allot time and quarters to launder the towels the morning you leave.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, An! Mahalo for the great review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed the condo! Thank you, too for your suggestion about having quarters for laundry. I do mention having to do the towels (but, it's not necessary to do the sheets) in the Arrival Instructions, but I took your idea to heart and have also added that quarters will be needed for the washer/dryer. There is also laundry detergent in the linen closet. Come back to Maui Melia soon! Warmest Mahalo! Lynne
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Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost, we have used VRBO on numerous occasions in the past and let me assure you that we have never encountered an owner so "on the ball" as Lynne! Communication was great and she was always lightning quick with her answers right from my first email in October to the last one the day before we left Maui Melia. As far as the apartment is concerned, it had all we needed to make our stay in Kihei a brilliant experience! It is a 5 minute walk from everything (bars, restaurants, foodland, paddleboarding, Happy hour, beach) and even less from the beautiful sunsets! The bed was super comfy and so was the couch. All the appliances were in excellent working condition. Many beach toys and floating devises for the kids, fins (although no mask nor tuba), 2 Tommy Bahama beach chairs, 2 coolers, two umbrellas (no sand anchor) and now a brand new beach tent with two noodles complete the beach paraphernalia. And we also left a Safeway card there should you want to save a few bucks on grocery. The pool is also never busy and super clean. The A/C is there but we only used it twice for a few minutes because there is always a nice breeze blowing in if you leave the patio door, the windows in the bedroom and the screened front door open. Sleeping without the A/C on caused no problem whatsoever. All in all, a great and clean apartment for two adults and the kids too but...aren't you supposed to be on Holidays? Thanks for everything Lynne and we are spreading the word about Maui Melia! Paul and Sophie

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Paul and Sophie! Thank you so much for such a positively glowing review! : ))) I can't even begin to tell you how happy it makes me to have the opportunity to provide a great Maui experience for my guests. I want to treat my guests the way I would like to be treated when I go on vacation. Isn't the location the best? You mentioned so many things that are close by the condo . . . it does make for a relaxing stay, I think, when everything is a short walk away. I appreciate your leaving the beach tent, noodles, and the Safeway discount card (what a great idea!). I will also get one for the Foodland that's just down the street and leave it in the condo. Also, I usually spend about 2 hours cleaning after a guest leaves, but cleaning up after you folks was a breeze! Thanks for spreading the word about Maui Melia, too. : ) That really helps to drive traffic my way. Please be sure to visit again! I would love having you as my guests the next time you are on Maui! Warmest Mahalo!!! Lynne
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Great, affordable place for two!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. The condo had everything we needed that we could not bring on a flight. (Beach chairs, beach towels)

The condo is very clean and decorated cute! The pool area is also nice and the water is like taking a bathe.

The property owner is wonderful, very responsive to any questions you may have.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Brittany! Thank you so much for your terrific review! I appreciate all the compliments as I do work very hard to keep the condo in great shape for my guests. : ) And I welcome any feedback as to how to improve. I also appreciate how well you cared for my condo . . . it looked great when I went in to clean! Please do come on back anytime! Warmest Mahalo! Lynne
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Great suite. 2 blocks to the beach! Settled in like home.

  • 4 of 5

Nice view over looking pool. New shower. Owner is friendly. Has a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Scott! Thank you for the nice review! It is greatly appreciated. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed yourselves . . . please come back soon! Mahalo, Lynne
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this property. Our only regret is we did not stay longer. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Tammy! Thanks for your great review of Maui Melia! Please do come back and stay longer! : ) Warmest Mahalo! Lynne
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Nearest Airport
13.6 Miles
Kahului Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Elleair Maui Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Rte. 31, Piilani Highway
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Kamaole Beach Park I


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
Standard Season
Apr 16 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Saver
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Standard Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 16 2018 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Standard Season
Apr 16 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Saver
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $110
Tax Rate 13.42%


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

Weekly/Monthly Specials May Be Available

PayPal Accepted: Request Invoice * Add 3% in USA * Add 4% Internationally

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

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