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

Bedrooms 1
Space 454 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

1 BR/1 BA, Tropical Garden View, #1219, 240 steps from Charley Young Beach! $125

Last minute discounts for December! Only $125/night, no minimum!

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.

More Details

Ellen Whitney
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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 Kihei

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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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 454 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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 - 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
  • 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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Deluxe Modern Condo Completely Renovated! Just Steps from World Class Beach!
average rating of 4.4634147 based on 52 reviews

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest and quietest condos we have rented. The kitchen remodel is beautiful and well equipped. Ample towels and beach chairs. Short walk to Charley’s Young beach great for swimming and walking/jogging. We enjoyed ourselves and have booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chelsea, MI

Even though this condo has been redone, it is still very dated. Bed is very poor and uncomfortable.

  • 3 of 5

This unit is street side with no view. Parking is inadequate for the number of units. Kitchen is redone with new cabinets. TV and Wi-Fi are very good. Bathroom is small but ok. Unit would not be suitable for more than 2 people. There are 2 window unit AC’s that are noisy. Not worth the nightly charge compared to other units I have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Alan - Sorry you didn't have a 5-star experience. Elvira and I try very hard to make sure every guest has an awesome time. I'm surprised you found the bed uncomfortable - I've had several people rave about it - I guess it's a matter of personal preference. Yes, this condo is recommended for 2 people, but does sleep 4. People with young children normally find it big enough for their families and affordable. If you visit Maui again, I suggest you come at a less busy tourist time - that way everything is far less busy and more affordable.
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Comfort, perfect size, close to beaches and restaurants! Very much enjoyed this condo!

  • 4 of 5

We want to express to Ellen....your condo was a great fit for us! Well supplied with beach stuff; comfortable, clean and good taste of decor. The patio door was difficult to lock and unlock. It needs to be readjusted. Maybe some dark out curtains in the bedroom would be beneficial. We never used the air conditioning because it has a nice breeze coming through the windows! It was a hassle to have to use the key to get in and OUT of the pool area. Great to have a communal BBQ area for cooking and meeting people. Office was located right beneath the condo so late check ins or others calling security disturbed our quiet time. Office reception needs to up their game. Make eye contact and a warm welcome greeting would be appreciated. And it’s not just us that observed this. Overall, thank you Ellen for sharing your condo. Will return! All the best!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Cheryl - Glad you loved the condo! We got the patio door fixed yesterday. I'm sorry your experience with the office was lacking. I'll pass along your comments to them. Thanks again for choosing our condo! ellen
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Very close to the beach & perfect for a small family.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location! Lots of little things to make you comfortable ex: kitchen supplies, extra towels, beach toys. Quiet & friendly building. The owner is very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Natasha! I'm so glad you thought our condo was perfect for your family! And thank you for saying I am nice and helpful! ;) Elvira and I work hard to make sure every guest is well taken care of!! Hope you will be able to visit again soon - ellen
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The Maui Vista is a great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the condo. Had lots of beach toys, chairs and snorkels. Nice and close to beach restaurants.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Wendy! I'm glad you had an awesome stay! Hope you will visit again soon! ellen
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Location of condo is convenient to the parking lot and close to the beach. Appliances are all good. Plenty of dishes and silverware. Bed is comfortable. Great for two people.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you found our condo comfortable. I hope you enjoyed your stay and will visit 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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