Top floor unit with unobstructed HUGE ocean views. Large windows face views and a cute balcony to sit and relax on. Unit is a comfortable 1bedroom/1bath with tile floors and carpet, full kitchen: stove/oven, microwave, full fridge and plates/pots/pans/utensils/glass ware, full size bed in bedroom with dresser drawers and closet. Full bath tub with shower, towels are provided along with beach towels & blow dryer. Ceiling fans in both livingroom and bedroom to keep cool. Unit comes with free wi-fi and free basic cable channels.
- Condo504 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min StayNone
Wonderful Oceanfront Oceanview setting
Wesley J Barut
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- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 24, 2018
Pool / Spa
We have stayed before at the Kihei Surfside and we believe this is one of the best complexes on Maui. The Surfside is central to South Maui beaches and this area has the best weather on the island. It is a short stroll to Keawakapu and Kamaole III beaches and there is a large lawn area fronting the ocean with bbqs, lounge chairs, bocce ball, shuffle board and turtles playing just offshore. This unit is on the top floor with terrific views up the coast. Overall the unit was fairly comfortable and well appointed with new appliances however there were a few issues: an uncomfortable plastic under-sheet on the bed, stools too short to use the kitchen island, no safe, and no beach chairs (however the condo office let us borrow theirs). We rate our stay four stars instead of five because of these issues and the fact that this 1 bed 1 bath unit is somewhat smaller than the more numerous 1 bed 1 1/2 bath units yet the rental price was the most expensive of the places we looked at.
We've stayed at the Kihei Surfside before and were very happy with the unit we rented previously but were very disappointed in our unit this time. We did not realize this unit is close to the elevator so 4 units on each floor are smaller than the others. Unfortunately this is one of them. The bed had a cheap plastic mattress protective cover over the mattress - I guess in case we peed the bed :). There was no mattress pad over the plastic piece so every time we moved the plastic pad made a bunch of noise. There was no bed skirt on the bed as shown in the pictures and we had to look at all the stuff stored under the bed. The fan over the bed wobbled so we were afraid it was going to fall on us. The water coming from the shower head came out so strong I dreaded taking a shower in there because it hurt when the water hit us. The bathtub needs a shower door on it instead of a shower curtain because for some reason the shower curtain wrapped itself around us when we took a shower. I don't know how I missed the fact that there was no dishwasher in this unit - my bad. There is an oversized granite countertop with 2 stools that are only about 18 inches tall so when we sat in the stools our head barely came over the top of the granite. This unit is in serious need of updating but the view like all the rest of the condos here is amazing.
Thought of everything
This condo had everything I needed-towels for snorkling, even a bottle of bug spray in the bathroom cabinet! The kitchen had a few condiments and spices like soy sauce and tea. I picked up some Dawn dish soap at Foodland before I went to the condo, and I had to return it. The view is just breathtaking! I can be sensitive to heat, so I was a little concerned at first because there is no A/C. There is a strong cross breeze from the trade winds that makes things comfortable most of the time. I would stay here again-it is a lovely unit.
Beautiful views and the property management is 5 stars!
I want to thank the property management for all their hospitality. The grounds are really well kept. My only complaint would be no AC in unit but you probably wouldnt need it for the majority of the year. It just happen to be in the 90s the week visited. These condos are vacation homes and people live here. One neighbor waited at his window at 9 oclock to eventually yell at us to get out of the pool. He was pretty rude and we didnt make a peep either. Would come back though.
Don't stay anywhere else in Kihei!
Wow this apartment is fantastic! If, like me, you are concerned about the lack of recent reviews, don't be! This apartment is exactly as described and the view really is that breathtaking! I don't think the pictures do the apartment justice and when you step into the apartment and see top floor uninterrupted views over the beautiful lawns and ocean you won't be disappointed you booked here. The condo itself is a lovely place in an excellent location with great amenities. The hotel next door have a little shop where you can get any essentials and a great little beachside bar/restaurant who do a really good happy hour (more like happy day really as it runs most of the day). The beach is just a few steps away and oh what a beautiful beach it is. Everything you could hope for from your dream Hawaii vacation! The area immediately surrounding the condo is great for snorkelling and there are loads of lovely of sea turtles just steps away! In fact this little cove is where the tour companies bring boats of people to see turtles and here you can have them for free everyday right on your doorstep! The apartments all face west so the sunsets are stunning! We were undecided about whether to stay in Kihei/Wailea or Ka'annapali and, after visiting the other areas, I'm so glad we chose here! The owners themselves have good communication and provide you with all the info you need to know prior to your arrival. The only small point I think that could make this place perfect was if the apartment included beach chairs/snorkel gear for you to use however you can hire all these things relatively cheaply locally so it's not really an issue.
All in all I cannot recommend this place highly enough and I wouldn't think about staying anywhere else if I was to return to the beautiful Hawaiian islands!
We had a wonderful stay. The view and location are great. All amenities were there and the unit was clean. Its small and cozy, good for 2 people. It desperately needs some updates and freshening up, I hear new windows are going to be put in soon. Overall the unit served our needs, the people we met were very friendly and we hope to come back again next year! Thanks!
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