About the property
- Condo640 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Make this your new 'home away from home' for two, while vacationing on Maui.
Welcome to Kihei Garden Estates (KGE) and your vacation “home away from home”! This is a beautifully maintained property with attractively manicured grounds, and a very quiet resort complex, which will allow for a great vacation and peace of mind and body.
This low-rise development is favored by those who enjoy the ease of moving about the property, from parking, to condo, to pool, to beach. Our home offers a garden view from a spacious lanai. KGE boasts a family-friendly gathering area, seating for up to 25 people for your Bar-B-Q feast under the covered pavilion. Enjoy this full outdoor kitchen with two common gas grills, large swimming pool and over-sized hot-tub/Jacuzzi.
Kihei has the most sought-after resort addresses on Maui because of its location, weather and affordability. This is a place where you can relax in a family-friendly location, with the added convenience of shopping centers, bars and restaurants, and activities, all within walking distance. Kihei boasts many beautiful beaches, shopping, and golf. Times Supermarket is only steps away, for your groceries, necessities and beverages.
The condo complex is just a short 2 minute walk to Waiohuli Beach, where you can see the most magnificent sunsets imaginable, and the occasional whale or turtle-sighting. Our beach is great for running, walking, strolling, kayaking, paddle-boarding, watching sunsets, catching some rays, playing in the sand, and whatever else you may have in mind.
Our ground-floor home, on the west side of the complex, has been completely renovated with new paint, furniture, décor, hardwood floors, granite counter-tops, and a beautiful travertine walk-in shower. Our one-bedroom, one-bath unit is spotlessly clean and decorated in island-style, painted in neutral colors; and is perfect for your relaxing, restful and comfortable vacation.
Our kitchen is outfitted with all-new Samsung stainless steel appliances – a French-door fridge with drawer freezer and ice bucket; convection oven with Ceran five-burner cook-top and digital controls; over-range microwave; a full-size dishwasher and a garbage disposal. Also included is a Nespresso Citiz Espresso Machine and capsules provided for your first seven days (instructions on how to reorder for yourself are provided); a Mr. Coffee coffee-maker with basket filters; a Kitchen Aid mini food-processor; a George Foreman Lean Mean Fat Grilling Machine; a Ninja Ultima Blender; a 4-qt. crockpot, a hand blender, a toaster, a citrus juicer and a wine rack. We provide all dishware, cookware, glassware, bakeware, utensils and cutlery. The dual ceiling fans in the kitchen help to keep you cool while you create your tropical feasts and cocktails; and the windows at either ends of the condo will allow the gentle trade winds to cool you after the warm afternoons.
Our bedroom was recently redecorated in 2017 with new low-style dresser, night stands, and lamps, and our comfortable Cali-King bed was replaced in early 2018. Also, in early 2018, we'll replace all the existing condo windows. At the same time we'll install an air conditioner in the bedroom, making it more comfortable for sleep after your day adventuring on Maui.
**NOTE: We listen to our guests and take heed of their concerns - as a result, we've replaced the mattress that we purchased in January 2017 with a new one, in 2018, that should provide better comfort and sleep.**
We’re up to date on technology, too – our home is equipped with a brand-new (2018) 50” UHD TV; digital cable television; Bose iPod/iPhone Sound-Dock with Bluetooth Adapter (for Android); free, secure WIFI and a wireless laser-printer.
We also include, for your use while vacationing here, a beach bag, beach towels, soft and hard coolers, backpack-style beach chairs, and beach mats.
Maui Trade Winds
In Maui, the northeast trade winds, averaging 12 mph, occur about 90% of the time in the summer and about 50% of the time in the winter. They keep humidity at a minimum and ensure moderate temperatures, especially on the windward side, unlike other tropical islands closer to the equator.
Maui’s south and west coasts provide almost year-round sunshine, dry weather and fantastic beaches along the resort areas of Makena, Wailea, Kihei, Lahaina, Ka’anapali and Kapalua.
***Please be assured, we practice fair business practices. Under no circumstance would we cancel your reservation to accommodate another longer staying guest. Conversely, if you are considering a longer term stay, please check our on-line calendar for availability – we strongly suggest you book early or we will not be able to accommodate your long-term stay request due to other guests reservations.***
If your flight back home leaves late in the day, you may wish to consider extending your check-out to the following day, in order to allow yourself the extra time to plan your activities for the final day, and clean up before your flight back home. Late checkouts, unfortunately, cannot be accommodated.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Chantal McIlveen
Aloha! We're Rick and Chantal. We have a home on Vancouver Island in Canada, and our vacation home on Maui. We bought our Kihei home in August 2009, when we decided that we had finally found our “place in the sun” that we’d been searching for. Kihei was the perfect fit, with its small-town feel, yet with all the essential and wanted amenities that it has to offer, and being on the “dry side” of the island guaranteed us more sun than rain. We love how relaxed we immediately become when we step off the plane on Maui. It’s a real joy to be able to share the place we love so much with guests who may return year after year. We look forward to welcoming you.
Chantal McIlveen purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Chantal McIlveen chose Kihei
Kihei Garden Estates has the resort feel to it, that we love to spend time at. There are 84 units in this complex, so it's not huge; but it affords plenty of owners and visitors staying here at any given time, so you can make as many, or as few, friends as you like. And there's always someone walking by to bid you a 'good morning' or 'ev'ning'. Many people walk down to the beach each evening, with their drink of choice, to enjoy the 'sunset ritual'.
What makes this Condo unique
Our home was definitely a 'work in progress' when we purchased it, and that was to our benefit - we could fix it up as we wanted. We got to work almost immediately, replacing the worn-out carpet with new hardwood floor. From there, we did a little work each time we came back, with the brunt of the bathroom and kitchen renovations being done in early 2015. We now have our beautiful, comfortable home in Kihei.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We stayed here for one week during an 11 day trip to Maui and it was by far our favorite Home Away rental. The condo was nice, confortable and clean. Hanging at the condo was just as enjoyable as getting out and about. The patio/lanai, pool, hot tub and grill were awesome when we needed to relax after a long day. We walked a few mins to the beach to watch the sunset at night and we were close to groceries, restaurants etc. - it is a prime location. Also, I am writing this from another rental and I can say the this condo was much quieter and more peaceful!! We would absolutely rent this again if we ever return to Maui. Thank you!
Mahalo nui loa for your generous review of our vacation home! We're delighted that you say it's your favorite Home Away rental. We love the peaceful and beautiful complex - it makes vacation time relaxing and enjoyable for our guests.
Great location with friendly helpful people
Everything was wonderful. Great little apartment for two. The only complaint I could have is the king size bed with a king size dip in the middle. Loved the area. Close to many amenities. Loved being so close to a great beach. Good holiday
Aloha, and mahalo for your great review of our vacation home! We're pleased that you enjoyed staying at our condo. We're going to be looking into the bed issue, as a few people have commented on it, though it's only a year old - it shouldn't have a dip in the middle. We endeavour to provide the best experience for our guests, with all the amenities that you could wish for. We welcome you to stay with us again, should your vacation travels bring you back to Maui. **NOTE: We listen to our guests and take heed of their concerns - as a result, we've replaced the mattress with a new one in April 2018, that should provide better comfort and sleep.**
Great time in maui
Great location. Close to beach. Everything you need.
Thank you for your review of our vacation home. We're pleased that you like the location - there's so much that's within walking distance, like shops, restaurants, groceries and drug store. Not to mention the beautiful, peaceful and uncrowded beach that's just a couple minutes walk from our door. We strive to provide a comfortable, beautiful home for our guests when they stay on Maui.
Most relaxing vacation in years.
Kihei Garden Estates is a fabulous location to relax and unwind from the hectic life style so many of live.
This unit is located on the ground level with the Lana’i (patio) facing east which is fabulous for enjoying the sunrise with a cup of coffee. It is protected from the heat of the sun and can be enjoyed all day.
The condo is very well equipped with enough kitchen tools to prepare your daily meals. There is a fabulous BBQ area and outdoor kitchen should you decide to do some grilling.
The unit has a good flow through design allowing for a refreshing breeze to keep the unit comfortable.
Chantal is very quick to respond to any question and was very accommodating to our needs.
This location is great for families as there is a grocerie store, selection of restaurants, equipment rentals, car and scooter rentals and more within 4-5 minutes walk. The central court yard surrounding the enclosed pool area is filled with beautifully maintained garden and grass areas.
The beach is less than 3 minutes walk from the unit and is a safe beach for kids to play. Whales and turtles are frequently observered from the beach, (Nov to March for whales).
We have stayed at other locations but found this unit to be the best yet.
As an added note the full and part time residents are very friendly and were a great resource for all things Maui
Mahalo Chantel and Rick
Aloha, and thank you for your wonderful and extensive review of our vacation home. We love having guests who we can interact with, and who will come to us when they have questions about Maui - we're more than happy to tell you all about it. We strive to provide our guests with the best experience that we can, when they stay at our vacation home, and we truly love hearing your great reviews!
Aloha Chantal & Rick - thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful Maui home.
All the comforts of home are available inside your beautifully updated condo with all of its high end finishing and decorating. It is a perfect location with easy access to everything & close to the beach. We spent most nights at the beach to witness the beautiful sunsets. It was nice to have the pool and hot tub steps away from our door to relax in after a day touring the local sights. We loved Kihei with its small town feel and friendly people.
We would definitely recommend The Myths of Maui Luau, it was the highlight of our trip.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your lovely condo and would definitely stay there on any future visits to Maui, and would recommend it to anyone else.
Roger & Wanda
Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our vacation home!! We strive to provide a comfortable, as well as beautiful, "home away from home" for our guests, and we try to provide everything we could think that you'd need while staying here.
The recommendation that you made about The Myths of Maui Luau is so thoughtful. Though we've been to a couple of luaus, and had some others recommended, we hadn't heard of this one yet, and we're pleased that you felt it was worth recommending to other guests.
We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and we definitely look forward to having you stay again, should your vacation travels bring you back to the paradise that is Maui.
Great location and wonderful condo
We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed your spot in paradise. The condo was well furnished and filled with thoughtful items to make our stay easy. Our only issue was a shelf in the closet fell when we were handing up clothes. I think it was a laundry basket shelf? The iron turned out very useful for my husbands shirt. We attended our niece's wedding and found Maui to be beautiful. We had never seen so many chickens and roosters walking around. The beach was close. The pool was lovely and we enjoyed eating breakfast on the lanai. Thank you for the bottle of wine. We will celebrate our 29th anniversary this month.
Chris & Mike
Thank you so much for your review of our vacation home - we strive to ensure that our guests have the best possible stay at our home while on Maui. We try to think of everything you may need while staying here, and provide it for you.
The closet shelf that you mentioned must have been dislodged somehow, as they're usually quite firmly locked into place. I'll get my housekeeper to check on it when she's there.
Again, thank you for your review, and we welcome you to stay with us again, if you're ever back on Maui.
I've included our location map in the photo section.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
CANCELLATION POLICY: If the Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the rental deposit will be refunded as follows: - 25% of the full rental fee is non-refundable if the reservation is canceled less than 60 days remaining to the Check-in Date. - 50% of the full rental fee is non-refundable if the reservation is canceled less than 30 days remaining to the Check-in Date. - 100% of the full rental fee is non-refundable if the reservation is canceled less than 15 days remaining to the Check-in Date. - An exception to this policy may be granted at the sole discretion of the Homeowner in the event of a documented serious illness or death in your immediate family, and the Homeowner is notified as soon as reasonably possible. - 100% of the damage deposit will be fully refundable if the reservation is canceled. ***Please be assured, we practice fair business practices. Under no circumstance would we cancel your reservation to accommodate another longer staying guest. Conversely, if you are considering a longer term stay, please check our on-line calendar for availability – we strongly suggest you book early or we will not be able to accommodate your long-term stay request due to other guests' reservations.*** Tax ID: W61017525-01