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


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!

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.


More Details

Larry or Joan Laity
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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 Kihei

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).


Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Walk in shower. Newly remodled.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed in bedroom. Sleeper sofa in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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


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Best Place to Stay in Kihei

  • 5 of 5

Kauhale Makai is a great resort for a vacation in Kihei. This unit offers lanai views of the ocean and Haleakala. In February we were able to watch the sunrise and set from our balcony. Very comfortable 1 bedroom unit, stocked with everything you’ll need for an extended stay, beach chairs, umbrella, snorkle gear, and a well stock kitchen. It is well decorated in a Modern Hawain style, Located on the North end of Kihei it’s one of a few resorts that in on the Ocean side of the road. We enjoyed beach walks and an easy parking. Will, definitely stay here again, so if this review makes you want to come here I hope it’s not when I want to be here.

Mahalo to Joan & Larry

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good condo in Hawaii!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean condo with beach chairs, umbrella, cooler bags, boogie boards - really everything you need for the beach. Condo was very well maintained and clean. Building is a little older, pool was cold but area was maintained. Parking lot is very tight. Beach was a short walk away.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Christmas 2017 and had a great time. Location is great for exploring the island, more centralized location than Lahaina or Kaanapali.

Unit was clean and well stocked with dishware, utensils, towels ect. We were very happy with the additional items that made the trip more comfortable (beach chairs and umbrella, snorkeling gear, beach towels, cooler ect.). Grilled out on the BBQ's one night and it was quite easy. We went to dinner/drinks multiple times throughout the week and we never had a problem getting an Uber. Average one way trip was probably $10. All in all a great trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family and first tropical trip with our babe. Loved the mountain and ocean views and watching the NYE fireworks from the balcony.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, clean & comfortable. Extras as in beach chairs & umbrella were much appreciated. Would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 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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Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Condo resort fee $30
Tax Rate 14.41%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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