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Deluxe Modern Condo Completely Renovated! Just Steps from World Class Beach!

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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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About the property

1 BR/1 BA, Tropical Garden View, #1219, 240 steps from Charley Young Beach! $119

December is a busy month, but we have a few days open in December and I want to book them! Special rate only $119/night!

Come Share Our Dream Home!

This charming deluxe condo is not an investment property, we live in this condo part time. We chose this condo for its location right across from Charley Young Beach (next to Kama'ole 1), our favorite Maui beach.

Our condo (#1219) is on the 2nd floor in building #1 and is one of the nicest units in the Maui Vista complex. The condo was completely renovated including new tile throughout the entire unit, all new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new cabinets, granite counter tops and cozy built-in bench seating. The condo is air conditioned, has all the usual amenities, PLUS free Internet, free Hawaii, mainland and Canadian phone calls, xBox 360 and more (see details).

We chose a Kihei location because Kihei gets more sun than most of Maui (some parts of Maui can be quite wet!). Kihei is also centrally located, making it easy to take a quick trip to Lahaina (west side) or the North shore (which is great for sports... one of the reasons we are on Maui). Kahului (where the airport is) is only 15-20 minutes away. This is also where you would start your trip to Hana if you want to explore the wilder east side of the island. Or of course, just stay in Kihei and enjoy all its amenities. Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, golf courses, and more, are all within walking distance. And the beach is directly across the street - only a 2 minute walk away!

We believe being fully booked is more important than maximizing our rates, so our rates are priced slightly lower than other condos of the same caliber.

Are you looking for a 2 bedroom condo? Check out our other condo - ocean view on the 4th floor of the same building (Building #1). It's VRBO #451191.

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Ellen Whitney
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Ellen Whitney

Aloha! We are Markus and Ellen, the owners of the condo you are considering. We live on Maui part time, and we split our time between Maui, Houston, and Austria (near the city of Salzburg in the middle of the Alps). I know: It's a tough life, but someone has to do it ;-)

But it's not all fun and games of course. We are business owners who happen to be lucky enough to be able to work from anywhere with an internet connection. The good news is we travel - a lot! The bad news is we always bring work with us, but we love it! Our core business revolves around custom software development. We specialize in consulting, custom software development, training, conferences, and more. We also publish one of the leading software developer magazines (CODE Magazine).

Ellen Whitney purchased this condo in 2013

Why Ellen Whitney chose South Maui

When we bought our condo, we first and foremost looked for a great location. We wanted something that provided the “tropical island feeling”. We wanted to be near or on a beach, and not just any beach, but on a beach we really liked and felt at home at. We also wanted a nice location that would provide access to the things we liked, and we wanted a location that would give us easy access to other cool locations, such as the North Shore and Lahaina. We wanted grocery stores, restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance. We wanted a great location that we could bring our friends to. With all that, it quickly became clear we wanted to be in the southern part of Kihei, near our favorite beach on the island - Charley Young Beach (the north end of Kama'ole 1).

What makes this condo unique

Our favorite Maui beach (Charley Young) is directly across the street, less than 100 yards (240 steps! :) away. We have tons of restaurants, bars and shops, including a grocery store, within walking distance. Other Maui attractions (such as the North Shore, Lahaina and many others) are not far, since Kihei is centrally located. The airport is nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is great! Location is simply amazing, very close to everything. We traveled with 1 yo baby and it was important for us to be close to restaurants, to the beach, and grocery. Condo is clean, not new but very well kept. Ellen was very sweet and helpful. She responded quickly, it's pleasure to work with her. I would recommend this place. Complex is nice, a lot of families, so it's not loud after 9pm. There is no AC in the bedroom but we were ok with that. AC [in the living room] definitely helped in the hottest part of the day. It is perfect home away from home!
May 2016
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Deluxe Modern Condo Completely Renovated! Just Steps from World Class Beach!
average rating of 4.703704 based on 38 reviews

Great Location! Comfortable condo.

  • 5 of 5

The location can't be beat. You're steps to an awesome beach, where you can snorkel and see the turtles, swim, watch the guys surf fish or just soak up the sun. You can walk in either direction to great places to eat, (Cafe Ole was our favourite), Maui Thai a close 2nd, and lots more to choose from. You can walk to get groceries, shaved ice, shopping, you name it. You can try surfing at Cove Beach or paddle boarding. So many fun things to do. The condo was really comfortable and had everything we needed. The BBQ area was a great way to meet and talk to other guests and Ellen was amazing and we will definitely be telling friends and family. We can't wait to go back. A wonderful vacation and fantastic memories.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! What a great review!! I'm so glad you enjoyed our condo, the location and the beach! Hope you can visit again soon! ellen
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Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

Nice property, great location!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bonnie - I'm so happy you loved our condo and the location. Hope to see you again someday! Ellen
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Great Location and Comfortable Condo

  • 5 of 5

We liked our first stay at this Condo and will recommend it to our friends and family. The location is very convenient to shopping, the beach and parking. The condo is quiet and well kept up. The owner has put in an effort to upgrade the kitchen and the bathroom which look great. The rest of the unit does need a bit of TLC, but overall well kept up and clean. The kitchen is nicely renovated and we loved the dining bench. One issue was that there was no cork screw in the place so we had to go asking around the neighbors for help, but that's small potatoes. The bed is on the firm side, but we like that so not an issue for us. In any case, we would highly recommend staying here, especially when you factor in the attractive price. Well worth the money!!!

PS: The owner is very easy going and it was a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris! So glad you liked your stay and will recommend us! Thank you! I'll definitely get a corkscrew - there used to be one! Someone probably brought it to the beach and forgot it. My parents will be staying there shortly and in exchange they will be doing some minor repairs and sprucing up. Thanks again for your feedback! ellen UPDATED: My parents stayed there for 3 weeks and we got a lot of upgrades done! New kitchen table, table for meals on the lanai, new pillows, a new vacuum, new picture, new boogie board, new silverware, and some minor repairs. We're ready for the next guests! :)
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very good, clean and quiet

  • 5 of 5

very good, clean and quiet

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Ingmar - So glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you can visit again soon - ellen
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Great location! Great condo! Ellen was great to work with and super friendly!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience with HomeAway and Ellen made it a great one. Made the process easy and enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww, thank you! :) I really try to make the process easy and I want all our guest to have a GREAT vacation! Maui is a special place and it makes me really happy to share that with people! Thanks again for choosing our condo! ellen
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very nice unit, quite and had a great breeze to keep it cool

  • 4 of 5

overall a nice unit, clean. I recommend the bed upgraded, not real comfortable and we were both rolling to the middle of the bed. We had a glass picture frame fall off the wall and shatter, that could have been very dangerous especially if children were in the room. They leasing agent was very good and communication was excellent

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve - Thank you for your nice review! I'm sorry the picture hanger broke, we'll definitely make sure we use something stronger when we replace it. I'm also sorry you didn't really like the mattress - it seems that some people find it really comfortable and others don't - mattresses are a very personal preference (I guess that's why they have mattress stores with so many to try!) :) Thanks again for choosing our condo - I hope you will visit us again soon! ellen
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tradewinds and Life is a Beach
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wailea Golf Club and Elleair
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Maui Sugar Cane Train (attraction)
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Piilani Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
More than 25 restaurants within .5 miles! Closest
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Charley Young Beach and Kamaole I -directly across
Car: not necessary

Maui is one of the best locations for all kinds of outdoor activities. Tons to do for every interest! You can be as active or as relaxed as you want to be. Be sure to take a drive - you will be surprised at the varied landscapes Maui has to offer - from beaches to desert to mountains to lush rainforests, it's all here!


Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season Winter 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017/2018
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season Winter 2018
Jan 9 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 13.42%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
HI Tax ID #: W18394398-01
A one-time cleaning fee of $125 per stay is added to the total.
Repeat customers receive a discount!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 454 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room - Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed overlooking the lanai and garden view
    Mater Bedroom - 1 queen , Large master bedroom with plenty of storage & closet space
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Take the Tommy Bahama beach chairs to the beach - only 240 steps away! (Yes, one of our guests counted! :) Condo is located on the 2nd floor with a great tropical garden view! The building has an elevator.

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