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TOP FLOOR - BEAUTIFUL OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VIEWS!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 712 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4. Beautiful ocean & mountain views.

ALOHA!! Welcome to our 1 bedroom condo. Yes we have FREE INTERNET!! Bring you laptop. This condo has both mountain and ocean views from our large lanai. We are on the 6th floor #629, and yes there is an elevator. There is no road between us and the beach. We love sitting on the Lanai (balcony) and enjoying the scenery and watching and listening to all the beautifully colored exotic birds as they flutter here and there. In the winter you might catch a glimpse of the whales as they play in the surf. You can also see some amazing kite boarders when the trade winds are blowing. You are truly welcome to share our "home away from home" with us.

Our unit is only one of two in Kihei that has central air conditioning. We also have a large flat screen TV in the Living room and a small one in the bedroom. There is a king size bed in the bedroom, and a sleeper sofa in the living room.

Kihei is centrally located to everything Maui has to offer including some of the best beaches in the world, and all the water sports you can imagine! We are a 20 minute drive from Kahului Airport and 2 minutes from downtown Kihei with grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping aplenty. We are within 4 minutes of the world famous Kamaole I, II, and III beaches and are within 10 minutes of beautiful Wailea and the upscale "Shops at Wailea" shopping center. Come stay with us! See "more details" for cancellation policy.

Reservation Policy:

$400 due at booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund of your deposit will be given for cancellations received 60 or more days prior to arrival. For cancellations received within 60 days of arrival or after arrival date, payments will be retained. If the space can be re-rented, a pro-rata refund will be issued for reservations paid in full.

Free late Check-Out if no Arrival that day (Please prearrange)

Guaranteed late Check-Out is available for 1/2 day rate.

All units are NON-SMOKING and PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

More Details

Owner
Larry or Joan Laity
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Larry or Joan Laity

Larry & Joan Laity live in Mariposa, California in the foothills of the Sierras just south of Yosemite. We enjoy camping and riding our quads and like being outdoors. In our younger years will liked backpacking and snow skiing. Before we moved to Mariposa in 1981, we spent a lot of time sailing in Southern California We especially enjoyed our trips to Catalina Island. We have been retired for several years now, after having run our own business in Mariposa for more than 25 years.

Larry or Joan Laity purchased this condo in 2014

Why Larry or Joan Laity chose South Maui

When looking for a vacation property we wanted to find something that had an ocean view and easy access to the beach. Kauhale Makai (which means Village by the Sea) seem to be just right for us. The property is beautiful, and was what we were looking for. We purchased this property in December 2014, so we are new to the vacation rental business. We hope you enjoy our condo as much as we do.

What makes this condo unique

I think the view from the lanai is what made me feel that this was the place for us. It is so easy to get to anywhere on the island from Kihei. It has 2 pools, a wadding pool for smaller kids, and a full size for for the rest of us. Also a jacuzzi pool, outdoor shower, putting green, shuffleboard, and tennis is available at the park next door. (the office will loan you rackets & balls).

Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 712 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Walk in shower. Newly remodled.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed in bedroom. Sleeper sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.6153846 based on 26 reviews
4

Great, convenient condo!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Hawaii! This condo was exactly what we needed - convenient to most of what we wanted to do, and all the creature comforts we were expecting. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for a couple of reasons, below, but we did really like the place and enjoyed our stay.

First, the good: It was clean, and had a lot of goodies we could have used but didn't (boogie boards, skim board, chairs, snorkeling gear, etc.). The price was right, and had a nice setting. The property backs onto the beach, but keep in mind this isn't "beachfront" - it's about 100 yards' walk to the beach. The kitchen was stocked with all the cookware and dishware you'd need to cook full meals - there were even some spices.

Why 4 instead of 5: 5-star should mean perfect for what it is. It's not the Four Seasons, and we didn't pay a Four Seasons price. That's not what the rating is about. It's about the things that are there being "right". I'm providing those things here so potential visitors can make an informed decision. Things that would have made it better:

- Screen door from the master bedroom to the balcony was stuck, and the glass door was difficult to open. (We didn't call for maintenance on this, as the other door worked fine.)

- Magnetic latch on the bureau/entertainment center in the Master had a broken screw and was out of position, and the drawers didn't always stay shut - opening on their own.

- The mattress was just ok. There was some sort of mattress topper on there that was too small for the bed, and made a weird "beveled" effect around the edges. Pillows could have been better, too.

- While all kinds of consumables were included - soap, dish soap, etc. - were included, I found it surprising that shampoo was not provided. Maybe just my expectations, but it's about the one thing a hotel provides, but none here. It could have saved us a trip to the grocery store.

- The view in the pictures is cropped and doesn't show the parking lot you overlook, as well as some construction apparently taking place at the property next door. Don't get me wrong - it was nice, but a little misrepresented.

All in all, a great stay. If we return to Kihei, we'd consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan and & are pleased that you enjoyed your Maui vacation at our Hawaiian home, but find it necessary to respond to your comments about things that were not to your liking as we do our best to keep the condo in tip-top condition. We visit our condo about twice a year and fix everything that needs fixing and are always improving and upgrading. If you own a home or rental property you must be aware that things break and since we get there only twice a year, stuff happens between our visits that wait till we get there unless we are aware of a problem that can be fixed by our "on island" manager. Let us address your negative comments. 1. The photo was not cropped, but the angle is aimed so that our guests are able to see the beach and the length of the walk to get there. We were somewhat offended that you thought we were being deceptive about the location of the parking lot and also wonder why you didn't accurately gauge the distance to the beach, but we did try to show you on the VRBO website. It is a beautiful lawn and pleasant walk for most. 2. We are not a hotel and try our best to accommodate our guests, but cannot supply every item you may need. Sorry for your need to go to the store to buy shampoo. The consumables are supplied by our "on island" agent and we have no control over them. 3 Every guest other than you has told us how comfortable the bed is and we sleep well when we are there. 4. We will have our "on island" manager check the screen door and slider to improve the way they slide. Both screen doors were new in the last year, and the glass slider is nine feet tall and a big heavy door which needs adjusting from time to time. 5. I will also have them check the cabinet in the bedroom. I have never had a problem with the drawers before, and I am not sure what magnetic latch you are referring to.
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5

Very nice condo

  • 5 of 5

Had everything you need here. Would rebook in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this condo for 8 nights in mid-June 2017. Everything was perfect. We loved the top floor of this condo, views were great and it was quiet and peaceful on the lanai for our coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening. While there isn't a washer/dryer in the condo it is literally across the hall (but there was no noise from others coming and going from the laundry). We used it a couple of times so we could pack less 🤗? and there was never a wait. Location of this condo was easy to everything in Kihei and all around the island. We had a rental car so we ventured out every day. We recommend this condo and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great place

  • 4 of 5

Great condo. Located in quiet beachfront. King sized bed very comfortable. Extra items, such as beach chair, beach towels, cooler available. Lovely balcony to eat breakfast and watch the ocean. Kitchen fully equipped with pots pans dishwasher. Reserved parking spots. Only downside was small bathroom.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Night Stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 5 nights at the end of February. The condo had everything we needed in terms of cookware, the knives could use a sharpening otherwise it was great. We loved the beach chairs / boogie boards and used them often. Clean, tidy, and well appointed. The beach in front of the condo was excellent for walking, you can go for miles if you walk South. It is a little rocky / coral covered for swimming so if you have children you will likely be driving to a better suited beach for them. The pool was cold, but it felt refreshing on hot days. The hot tub only runs (heated & bubbles) from 4 pm - 10 pm, which I have never seen before. That was a bit dissapointing especially on overcast days when it would have been nice to use. Overall a great stay, although I think we would stay further South for a better beach location in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise at it's finest

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic unit with all the amenities one could ask for. From sitting on the lania to listening to the birds it was great. Sunsets on the beach were spectacular. Every aspect of this stay was wonderful. We can't wait to return next year

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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