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Penthouse floor Sunny Ocean View Condo, AC, Pool, Bbq, Wifi, Beach, phone to CAN

Bedrooms 1
Space 680 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3 + 1 child

* So many choices and so much to choose from!

So what makes our unit different?


Occasionally I forget how lucky I am having this little place of paradise here on Maui and my guest’s authentic comments are a nice reminder of that. Sometimes I feel they do say it best and here is one of my recent guest book entries:

'We just enjoyed two weeks of complete relaxation at this wonderful condo unit in the best complex we have stayed at in Maui. The view from the living room and lanai is outstanding, and allowed us to witness the best whale-watching we have seen in over ten years of visiting Maui. We found everything we could possibly want or need in this condo and Dorli has thought of everything to ensure your stay is easy and relaxed. Right down to the key less entry system which is perfect for those long beach walks and no pockets for the keys! I would definitely recommend this condo to my friends and family.”

Here are some highlights our guests list as their favorites:

*If you like it bright and open this is the place for you.

*Unobstructed OCEAN and island VIEWS

*Sunny south facing location

* allows sunbathing on private lanai

* Flexible check-in and out-times for a reasonable fee

* Spectacular Ocean View as soon as you step into the condo!

* New ductless AC in living room and bedroom

* ceiling fans throughout

* Whale watching from the condo and lanai during winter month

* Free long distance phone calls US and Canada

* Comfortable upgraded double Pillow Top CAL King size bed

* Fantastic + caring guest service

* FREE wireless INTERNET connection

* SAFE provided in bedroom

* Tile flooring throughout to keep things clean and dust free

* Upgraded kitchen and bathroom

* New HTV screens in living and bedroom

* Condo is sparkling clean

* 2 miles from Wedding resorts in WAILEA and 5 min to MAKENA BEACH

* Our unit is very popular with honeymooners

* Within 5 min walking to a variety of restaurants for anyone's taste and budget.

* We provide 24/7 on island personal service

* 1 registered parking spot included in price

* Secure online payment through VRBO accepted

**** And YES all my rates are IN US $ only!

Sorry to all my wonderful CANADIAN guests!) ****

Our charming and inviting condo is located in sunny South Kihei, right in the heart of some of the best swimming and snorkel Beaches. (But there is also surfing and boogie boarding, and of course stand-up paddle boarding.) Actually right across from condo you can rent the board, cruise out and watch the turtles glide along with you.

‘It’s just too cool to describe’ as one guest told me after he announced that he wants to buy my condo.

Well back to the condo:

** View: Our front wall of this spacious condo has TOP to BOTTOM GLASS, making it bright and sunny all day long. (No worries we do have lanai shades to ‘cool’ things down if needed). By staying in our unit you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, park and coastline with the famous shore lines of Wailea and Makena Beach in the distance.

You can also see other islands like Lanai and Kahoolawe.

Being on the Top floor allows for UNOBSTRUCTED views and privacy throughout the whole unit.

While enjoying your morning and evening beverage on the lanai (patio), you can take in magnificent sun rises or sunsets.

From November through April you can witness the awesome sight of humpback whales frolicking in the ocean. (See wonderful picture taken from guest on my website).


This condo is our favorite ‘home away from home’ and we share with you everything we appreciate at our vacation.

Besides a remodeled and fully equipped kitchen we include some of our favorite books, CDs, Maui maps and tour guides, snorkel tips and activity guidebooks.

Also beach chairs, ice chest, sun umbrella, boogie boards and some snorkel gear.

We provide you with beach towels and also warm blankets for visiting Haleakala Mountain.


** Our bedroom has an upgraded comfy double pillow top KING Size mattress.

Designed for comfort but support at the same time, which is a MUST for my ‘achy’ little back. Without a good restful sleep my vacation mood

will drop into the ‘nagging zone’. (My husband’s words, not mine :-)

so he didn't mind spending the extra money there! We do have a small flat screen TV

as well. To keep things comfy at all seasons we have ceiling and standing fans besides our AC system.

Off the bedroom is our bathroom that includes a full tub/shower combo.


** Our spacious living area offers an upgraded sectional sofa and can accommodate one additional adult and maybe a small child. To make sure that everybody is comfy we believe the condo is best suited for 2 adults and one or 2 small kids. We can provide a play pen for no additional charge.

Off the living room we have a dining set for 4 and it’s my favorite place to respond to your e-mails while watching tourist play in the inviting crystal clear water outside.


You can pack light as the washer/dryer in the unit is convenient and loved by everyone.


You are a short walk to our Pool and BBQ area on the second floor.


*** Our Beaches: You can stroll along the white sandy beach of KAMAOLE BEACH 1, which is only a few comfortable steps away. Yes you have to cross the street, (there is a crosswalk) but it’s only a 20 mph speed limit and mostly there are just as many walkers as cars on the road. No long or steep hills to climb ever. Kamaole beach 1 is known for wide sandy shores, gentle surf and the least crowded. (Ranked as one of the top family beaches on Maui with no undercurrent or rocks for you to worry about) Ranked by GUESTS and not in a travel brochure (paid by advertisers,) but that’s just the way we like it. (Keeping things ‘quiet’.)

There is plenty of room for playing in the sand, sunbathing, reading and still have some privacy.

(I have recorded a movie of the beach and if you are interested let me know and I will send you a U-Tube link.)

The beach is perfect for swimming and boogie boarding in the afternoon when a few gentle waves will roll in.


There are also many great snorkel spots for beginners, and you can start in about 4 feet of water and see colorful fishes or a turtle warming up by floating in the warm sallow water. (They are not dangerous +will move as soon as you come to close)

For the advanced swimmer, there is no end for how much fun you will have exploring out there.

If you stay for 2 weeks you could explore a NEW beach every day and only drive a few minutes. That includes the spectacular and famous Makenna Beach. (More info condo.)


** Stores and restaurants: Many of the best restaurants, bars and shopping centers are ALL within walking distance! (Including a grocery store with fresh produce open 24/7 within 2 blocks.) You can walk conveniently to many great nearby shops and restaurants or you can explore and splurge through the world famous shops, hotel bars and restaurants at WAILEA. “Wine and dine with the rich and famous as my friend calls it”, since she saw a few Hollywood stars there over the years. Yes you can drive there in 7 minutes and frequently we walk mornings from the condo to the hotels and go for a swim there before we head back. This is a great way to explore and maybe plan on coming back later.

Our unit is popular with wedding couples or guests, since it is very near the famous wedding resorts of Wailea and Makena Beach. (5-10 min.) but in a much ‘friendlier’ budget.

As long as you allow yourself to go out and explore the experiences will truly be magnificent. Our location on Maui is so simple and convenient it makes everything so much more stress free and doubles your relaxation time instantly. I know I am not the only one in love with this island and condo as many of my guests are returning year after year.

Are you ready to join us? I am ready to help you explore the Aloha in you.


**About the condo building:

Island Surf is a relatively small complex, (about 30 vacation rental units) which keeps the pool uncrowded and very often you will be the only one there.

It has more the feeling of you being among the locals than tourists with many conveniences right there for you. You can take surf lessons right across from the condo or watch them try it from the condo lanai. You can also rent everything from surf or stand up paddle boards, kayaks, bikes and scooters.

The building is located right on South Kihei Rd. and is known for some traffic noise during peak hours but it slows down in the evening once people are gone from the beaches. Being on the top floor and the bedroom in the back gives our unit a much more superior location than some other units below us or facing on S. Kihei Rd. directly.


* discounted car rental info and many Maui activities links.

I am prepared to help you make this vacation as enjoyable as possible and will guide you all the way through. Yes, all questions are welcome!

With warm Aloha and Mahalo for your time,

Dorli ^__^


* PRICE QUOTE: this site will give you an option for price quote only by entering your dates and guest count. It will included all the Fees as well but I do not guarantee these quotes and I strongly recommend you confirm with me first....

Select the 'Send Message' option first since I do hold dates sometimes which is not marked on the calendar. Once you enter your payment info I can no longer edit your booking.

ONLY choose the 'REQUEST TO BOOK' option if :

*You agree to all the terms & rates.

*check and confirm guest count; note that my rates change after 2 guests so make sure you have the correct guest count entered on the site or the price will be incorrect and will change once I confirm.

*Confirm available dates with me

*this site here list 'no refund for cancellation", which is not correct. VRBO's option ar

Feel free to let me know if I can assist you with any additional questions.

I love to help and I am ready to share many inside tips about reasonable car rental, best snorkel beaches, restaurants etc.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Dorli

Aloha, this is Sigi and Dorli the delighted owners! We are originally from Austria but call San Diego our ‘home base’ for almost 30 years now. (“Ja wier sprechen noch Deutsch”.)

With each passing year we are craving warmer climate, gentler oceans and the healing effects of that so very reliable sunshine nurturing our maturing bodies. We fell in love with Maui about 12 years ago and explored, investigated and mingled with locals to learn and understand this beautiful island from every angle. We discovered that the South Side has the most sunshine on the island, (which includes this South Kihei area) so we knew this is ‘just what the doctor ordered.’

Dorli purchased this condo in 2005

Why Dorli chose Kihei


The water of the beaches near the condo is calm (no undercurrent or big waves) and you can see the ground, which is SUPER important for me! (That would be Dorli and I need to know what I am stepping into!) Yes I am proud to say that we have tried ALL the beaches before investing in this location as there are so many options to choose from. We have been dragged out by a current or slammed with a surprising wave. Or should I say I have. Sigi took it like a man (no surprise there as he is from the same town then Arnold Schwarzenegger; and NO.. we never had a housekeeper so no worries but, I get ask this all the time )

To Sgi’s delight he can now leave me in the water alone attending to his rejuvenating 'power brake' (nap) under the beach umbrella while I frolic in the appealing ocean near the condo. He doesn’t miss the harsh awakening of my screams or the unsuccessful searches for my lost snorkel mask that got ripped off in a surprise ‘attack’ from an unsuspected wave. The water is save here. Yippee! It truly is paradise for all of us!


The location of our condo allows us to walk to everything we need. Many top ranked beaches, visit stores to buy the perfect gift and splurge on many local and enticing restaurants, or just get that tempting mango ice cream .

* WE LOVE the open floor plan of this condo, with top to bottom glass in front, it allows for the outdoors to come into the unit.

* Private: Sometimes we just like to stay home and read a book or sun bathe in privacy and being up on the top allows for that.

* I come here often by myself and feel completely save in our neighborhood as a 'single' lady.

* It is pure bliss with a ‘don’t worry be happy kind of feeling in the air.’ Just wait once you are hear you will be humming it too.

What makes this condo unique

This unit has one of the most UNIQUE floor plans open, friendly and you feel like on top of the world. As one guest put it, ‘you can’t stop smiling’! Complete privacy and incredible unobstructed views of the ocean and shoreline are so astoundingly striking and put us in awe still, every time we stay here.


Our condo is just far enough north, to be away from the huge timeshares and resorts, which makes 'our' beach the least crowded.

* Our unit is not facing S. Kihei Rd. so you will not be bothered by that street traffic plus with the bedroom is tucked away nicley in the back and super cozy and quiet.

* We enjoy the safety of this building, as many of our neighbors are living here full time. There is always somebody home, doors and windows are open and the brake-ins you hear about Maui do not happen in a building like ours.

* 4. I love doing yoga in the grass across the condo early mornings with the waves calming my mind while the first sunrays over Haleakala extend their golden rays along the horizon painting spectacular colors over the coastline. It's absolutely stunning and you have to come and explore on your own.

It would be so lovely to see you here and we promise you the best service possible. By renting with us, you are keeping our dream alive and in return we will try our VERY BEST to offer you as much guidance, and service as possible to make your stay comforting and enjoyable from the moment you are planning this trip. We can provide you with valuable Maui insights especially if traveling for the first time.

Meanwhile have a great Aloha Day and Malama pono. (Take good care :-)

With much gratitude,

Dorli and Sigi

(I know it can get overwhelming out there and I am here to help!)

VRBO is making too many error and sends out incorrect info in our name, we are therefore not responsible for anything that they list or quote to you.(that includes cancelation polices.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Dorli,

Just a quick thank you for letting us use your condo. What a great spot!! We loved the view from the lanai every day. It was fun to watch the beginner surfers out front. The palm trees made it special for me. It is amazing to see how much Maui has changed in the last year. I have been going to Maui for the last 30 years and have seen lots of changes. ( My in-laws live in Wailuku.) I can remember when Wailea was just palm trees and sand. I was shocked to see it all developed. I guess I hadn't been in that area in years. We had a boat take us from the Kihei landing to Makena area. There was a pod of dolphins that followed us. When we got there there where 2 sea turtles. It was really a beautiful moment.

The only thing at the condo was when I opened the curtains one day and a couple of the hooks broke. Sorry, but I found some more at Ace and put them up. The spares are in the kitchen drawer. Also on the dryer you may want to note where the vent is located. We had just been in a condo in Tahoe and it took us for ever to find the vent in the same kind of dryer. Every thing else was great.

Thanks again for your help and the use of your home.

Jan 2007
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Refund policies for cancellation are listed under rental agreement here and on my website.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathtub with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 King size beds 1 sectional Sofa with a twin lounge for a child or small adult. 1 play pen upon request
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Amenities, In building, 2 elevators, Air Conditioning in Living room and Bedroom, I-POD STATION, Linens and Towels, Iron/board, blow dryer, Boogie board, Beach chairs, beach mats, Ice chest, sun umbrella, some snorkel stuff. Activities across, Beach, Park, covered Picnic areas, BBQ, Horseshoe, Volleyball, Playground, Skate park, First floor in building, Deli, Juice and Smoothie Bar, Bike, Moped, Dive, Kayak and Surf Rental, Massage, Beautician, Hair salon, Postal Service, Realtors office, Nearby in walking distance, Entertainment


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Penthouse floor Sunny Ocean View Condo, AC, Pool, Bbq, Wifi, Beach, phone to CAN
average rating of 4.908257 based on 123 reviews

A very cute, clean and organized condo.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this condo for 2 weeks! We loved every minute of it! Before we even arrived, the communication between myself and the landlord was organized & responsive. Maps and pictures and all the little tips really helped. I had my emails to always look back on, plus there was a nicely organized binder in the condo as well with directions on how to work the TV and the AC. Their tips on the AC was true. We are from Canada so we NEED our AC on hot holidays. But we tried her tip of opening the door and windows. We maybe used the AC 6-8 times in total. The cupboards were wonderfully labelled with were everything in the kitchen, bathroom and closets went. I loved having a washer and dryer. Instructions and tips on how to operate that were useful too!! We traveled with a 2 and 6 year old, and a cot and a playpen were provided. We all fit into the room quite comfortably. A very cozy king bed. The location of the condo is quite fun! I loved that it was close to Foodland, restaurants, market malls and shopping. We loved the location to get to other parts of the island, it feels very central here. We used huge park across the street a few times. We are not beach people, so the pool was used every other day. Beautiful pool, we had so much fun. And quite often we were the only ones in it. I can't say enough about this condo except that we will be back for sure!! Thank you so much for letting my family stay!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and views

  • 5 of 5

Island Surf is as advertised; a comfortable condo with lovely views of the ocean, right in the heart of Kihei. The condo is obviously well loved and has a fun vintage tropical vibe. It's very clean, has a fully functioning kitchen along with beach chairs, coolers and toys. Restaurants, and a grocery store are within an easy walking distance. Walk or take a short ride to the great snorkeling Kam beaches. It was our first stay at Island Surf, and we'd definitely book it again.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this great condo which included everything we could have ever needed. Great location, kept up really well, clean, absolutely the most comfortable bed, easy access with the keypad, fun and clean pool area.

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your condo.

It was our first visit to Hawaii but it won't be our last!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Stay

  • 5 of 5

Dorli was very helpful and accommodating for our stay in Maui. The vacation home was very clean, well decorated. The ocean view was awesome to have! Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great view

  • 5 of 5

This condo is in a great location with amazing views. I won't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

We so loved our stay at Island Surf, such a perfect location for beach hang time, surfing, parks, shops, restaurants and grocery store all in walking distance!

The condo was clean and well kept with a stellar view of the beautiful big blue!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Kamaole BEACH 1
Car: recommended

tropical island yes but at the same time you can find all the comfort you need, from organic health food stores to great local restaurant and shops in any price range. My mom needs a hairdresser once a week, no problem there is one on the ground level and a masseuse as well. )


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Registration/Parking $18 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Less than 4 nt bookings are ONLY accepted if they fit with existing booking
1st. payment 25% or minimum of $ 400
2nd. pmt due 60 days prior arrival
(90 days for Peak Season
3 wks +
We can't guarantee rates/fees posted here- email to confirm
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Cancellation Policies are included with this site when you ask for price quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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