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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, 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 . . .

More Details

Lynne Decosmo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 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 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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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


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
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Location! Location! Location! Steps from Charley Young Beach!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 62 reviews


  • 5 of 5

After scouring the internet and looking at probably hundreds of units I chose Maui Melia at Kalama Terrace for my first trip to Maui. I could not have picked a better spot. The unit itself is lovely. Pictures don't do it justice. The balcony has a nice view of the pretty blue pool. The condo has everything you need to feel right at home. And the location is fantastic. It is within walking distance (5min) to a beautiful beach. There are also shops and cafes very close by. Kihei is an awesome homebase for exploring the island. Communication with the owner was a breeze. When I come back to Maui this will be my first and only choice! Mahalo Lynne for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Nui Loa, Hayley!!! I so appreciate your amazing review of Maui Melia @ Kalama Terrace! It is a wonderful thing to know I am able to provide a nice home for people to spend their Maui vacation . . . especially their first one! : ) And to have such a considerate guest such as yourself is priceless! I am feeling very grateful tonight. : ) Aloha, and see you again soon! Lynne
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Cozy Condo in the Heart of Kihei

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped into Maui Melia we felt at home in paradise! We loved everything this unit had to offer from the tropical view from the lanai to the island decor and all of the extra amenities included. To top it all off Maui Melia is in the ideal location to access the best of Kihei by foot: numerous beaches, parks, shopping, many fabulous restaurants, pubs, water sport rentals and lessons, groceries, etc. If you want to venture further the bus stop is mere feet from the condo. There is a bus schedule in the unit and you can literally access all of Maui for $4 a day. After a day at the beach or exploring Maui it was great to come “home” where we could relax on the lanai, BBQ a meal or lounge by the pool. The complex itself is very quiet, clean and well maintained. The one BBQ had rusty grills and looked quite dated but we used the other one or put tinfoil on the grill. There are several orange trees on the property. I’m not sure if we were supposed to pick the fruit or not but I will say they tasted great with our breakfast one morning. 😬�. Lynne was so helpful from the first time I made an inquiry about the property until we had to say goodbye. She gave us great information about the property, the area and all of Maui. She responded immediately to any questions I had and she is modest when describing the unit. It exceeded our expectations which made it even more difficult to leave the island. I would recommend this unit for a couple. The hide-a-bed was broke when we were there which didn’t impact us at all but if there were more than two people staying here it could be an inconvenience. We thoroughly loved our stay at Lynne’s Maui Melia!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Dana! What a wonderful review! Thank you so much . . . I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Maui Melia! I do strive to make it the best experience for my guests that I can. : ) And the location really is perfect, too! Yes, the sofa bed was broken just recently and I am glad you did not need it. But, I did buy a great self-inflating mattress that is stored under the bed in the bedroom, and it's very comfortable! You are most welcome to stay at Maui Melia the next time you are on our Magical Valley Isle! Warmest Mahalo! Lynne
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Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I totally enjoyed our 12 night stay in Lynne's awesome condo! We found the location perfect as it is within walking distance of many great restaurants, bars, stores, and nice beach. The big pool was great to relax in after a day of hiking or snorkeling and we loved that we could walk to sunset/dinner each night. This cute, comfortable condo had everything we needed and the entire Kalama Terrace complex was clean, friendly and quiet. We explored the entire island and found this to be a great place to call home. We will surely stay here again when we return to Maui. Thank you so much Lynne!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Tami & Alan! It was such a pleasure having you two as guests! I am so glad we got to meet. : ) I am extremely happy that you had such a great experience at Maui Melia! It certainly is in a perfect location for all of the activities you described. Thank you for the wonderful, glowing review! It means a lot to me as I try to help make each guests' stay as pleasant as possible. : ) Please do stay at Maui Melia again the next time you are on this magical island! Warmest Mahalo! Lynne
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appartement très agréable et confortable

  • 5 of 5

Bel appartement, situé dans une résidence très calme à proximité de la plage et de tout commerces. La propreté est irréprochable, la décoration faite avec gout et l'équipement est du plus pratique et idéal pour passer de bonnes vacances familiales. Mahalo Lynne!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup, Caroline! I appreciate your kind review! It's my first one in French! I hope my condo met all your expectations. Please come to Maui Melia again! Mahalo, Lynne
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was so great! With losing a day due to plane delays, we were welcomed with a little gift bag which made it a little better! We didn't spend a lot of time in the condo, but good location to walk to restaurants and beaches! Very clean and Would recommend if wanting a great price for something close to the beach!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Megan! Mahalo for your kind review! I know you were disappointed about your plane delay, but I am so glad everything else went for you! Maui Melia at Kalama Terrace IS in such a great location and it sounds like you were able to take advantage of that. : ) Please be sure to return on your next trip to Maui! A hui hou! Lynne
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Wonderful, will definitely return!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, little one, and I stayed at Maui Melia Property 506745/Kalama Terrace for a week. This condo is better than the pictures! The location is close to the beach, restaurants, and shops. You really cannot find better for the price. Lynne was very prompt at responses and available for any issues, we didn’t have any though. The condo had everything we could possibly need and more. I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to return! Thank you Lynne for sharing your place! My family and I had such an amazing trip, we will never forget it!🏝�🏝�🏝�

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Alicia! And mahalo for your wonderful review of Maui Melia! It was a pleasure having you and your family as guests. You cared for my condo as if it were your own home, and that is greatly appreciated! Please come back soon to Magical Maui . . . you are so welcome to stay at Maui Melia! A hui hou! Lynne
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $110
Tax Rate 14.42%


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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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