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1 Bedroom, Close to Ocean, 180 Degree View, Sunsets, Beach ,Free WIFI,& Parking

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

PLEASE, do not book online, before talking with me, send an inquiry and we can talk online. That way we can make sure it is a Good Match. The right Match is important, so that you are happy and I don't have to cancel the booking. You can e mail me through the site, and I promise to get back to you quickly.

Do you really want an OCEANFRONT view? This unit at Menehune Shores is only a few feet from the water and has a DIRECT VIEW that is totally private and absolutely oceanfront top floor unit. To really get a feel for what an OCEANFRONT unit should be just take a look at the pictures.

Menehune Shores is a tropical oasis, with beautiful oceanfront grounds to roam. This is a romantic one bedroom oceanfront Kihei Maui condo for 2 persons ONLY, (we do not put in sofa beds); all remodeled and only 30 feet from the edge of the ocean. We do not have a.c, and do rely on the ocean breezes that blow through the unit, plus ceiling fans.

We have a private lanai at this accommodation, with lovely dining table/ chairs, and a chaise lounge. Incredible 180 degree view of great surf, brilliant sunsets, turtles, whales in season, rainbows; this is definitely a unit for someone who wants to be close to the ocean and enjoys upgraded finishes.

Sitting directly on the beach, only 3 miles from Wailea, and 9 miles from the airport, you have a perfect location with lots of beaches, golf courses, shops, restaurants, snorkel, surfing, fishing, farmers markets, and activities nearby. Amenities include an oceanfront pool, (heated), 2 shuffleboards, gas barbecues oceanside and on the rooftop with 360 degree views, ceiling fans for cooling (we do not have a/c), but rely on those great ocean breezes; plus free parking and free fast WIFI. Unit has been completely remodeled, cable HD TV (in the living room, DVD with movies, fully equipped kitchen, granite counters, tile floors, washer/dryer, literally all the comforts of home. Rent from owners directly and save. Cancellations will be refunded for all night's able to rebook, minus $200.

HI tax ID W0065520-01

Other Rentals: KONA, Home Away 142133;

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Gayle Smith
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Gayle Smith

We have been married 40+ years and have had a place in Kona for many years. Loving the ocean, we decided it would be great to go from the high surf of Kona (VRBO 6909) with all the lava rock, to the quiet sandy beaches of Maui. Kihei is a perfect spot, looking out to Molokini and Lanai, watching whales in winter, and enjoying the sunsets. We'd love to share our place with you. You can probably tell, we love the water!

Gayle Smith purchased this condo in 2005

Why Gayle Smith chose South Maui

Menehune Shores was built in the 70's, when they allowed building close to the water. So many places are far back, or across roads, but not this one! We feel at home with nature when visiting here. Very close to shopping, airport, art galleries, farmer's markets, aquarium, and harbor; just very convenient.

What makes this condo unique

Whale watching up close and personal from the private lanai (winter season).

Long walks on the sandy beaches, right from the property. Swimming on site as well!

Watching windsurfers from the lanai.

Peaceful,relaxing, private atmosphere.

Washer/dryer in the unit for doing up your clothes.

Close to all the activities in Maui; no parking or traffic problems like in Lahaina or Kaanapali. We used to own a place in West Maui but it just got very crowded so we sold and purchased in Kihei. For us, it's the perfect peaceful location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jan 2012 Best view in all of Maui! We have had a wonderful time in 416 and couldln’t have asked for a nicer unit, and a more wonderful vacation. We made two tries to see the sunrise at Haleakala, and the 2nd try was awesome, beautiful and well worth it. The Road to Hana CD was very helpful as were all the books on the local area, thank you for those. We explored many beaches and loved he trip to the blowhole (northern shore of W. Maui) WOw, what desolate beauty. This is truly an island of extremes. We loved this condo, thanks for the beach towels, boogie board, cooler and all the essentials. The lanai is perfect, what a view. This is God’s country. Mahalo,
Jan 2012
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Car: recommended

KIhei, Wailea area. RIght on the beach on South Kihei Rd. So close to the ocean, you can't find another building that is closer!! Very convenient too, only 1 mile from Safeway Marketplace, all shops, restaurants, very close by. Walk on the beach for miles, right off the property!

Other Activities: Shuffleboard, Whale Watching, Body Surfing, Surfing


Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TV in bedroom
  • King size (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Tropical Furniture, 2 Cable TV's, Gas Grills (BBQ), Shuffleboards, Library, Excellent Oceanfront Location on the top floor of the Building, and Unit is Totally Private, Romantic, with Sunsets year round. This is a prime oceanfront view, not a side view.


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1 Bedroom, Close to Ocean, 180 Degree View, Sunsets, Beach ,Free WIFI,& Parking
average rating of 4.923077 based on 72 reviews
Sherwood Park, Alberta

Quiet and comfortable with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

As this was our first time to Maui, we wanted the trip to be memorable. We found the condo easily and there was plenty of parking available. From the moment we arrived we noticed how well maintained the grounds and the building amenities were kept. Luggage carts were available to get our bags or groceries to the unit. Our condo was clean and very well appointed and stocked with everything we needed. Access to the unit was easy and the views of the ocean immediately took our breath away. We were so glad to have found a condo to call home for our stay in Kihei. The building was quiet and we rested, relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful weather and scenery. All the conveniences of home were at our fingertips and the beach or pool were mere steps away. Access to the rooftop patio was easy where we met other couples and enjoyed watching the sunsets. We greeted every morning with a long walk on the beach. Watching the turtles right off the shore was exciting. We could not have asked for anything more. I know we'll be back and I would highly recommend this condo for couple looking for a quiet getaway. While we travelled through town we noticed that we were well removed from the busy bustling part of town that seemed crowded every evening and yet we were only a short drive or a moderate walk to any store or shop we'd need. We really enjoyed the location and would recommend it to anyone who wants to avoid busy crowds. A welcome home away from home.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was clean and tidy. Everyone was friendly and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Gayle's condo was amazing. The view was fantastic and the condo had everything we needed for our week stay.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay in Maui

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment, well kept and maintained. The view is absolutely stunning. Gayle was always available throughout the booking process. Would book again.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views from this deck

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was one of the best we have ever had!    It was just my husband and I for a getaway anniversary trip.   What a condo with awesome views, and beautiful interior.   Everything is provided for a carefree stay, in this clean condo, with all the features of home.    Fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer in the unit, plentiful pots and pans, towels for the beach, chairs and coolers as well are provided.    Great place to take a swim everyday right in the beach, or at the  wonderful pool out by the ocean,  rooftop deck with barbecues, candlelight dinners on the lanai included beautiful sunsets, and breakfast watching the surf and beach goers were some of our favorites.   The bathroom was beautiful, bed comfortable, and TV's on cable in both living room and in the bedroom.  WIFI worked fast and was reliable.  Everything was there for our use, with great customer service from the owners.  You cannot go wrong renting this condo for your special vacation.   We would love to stay here again, and are already looking at planning our next trip to Maui.  It was so hard to leave, it's such a mesmerizing place.  

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gayles Condo is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Good Morning, Gayle

Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip to Maui and staying in 416! For our first "real" vacation in our 30 year marriage, it was a wonderful trip! Thank you for your patience and responsiveness as we asked so many questions to relieve our apprehensions. We really shouldn't have stressed so much! Everything was perfect!

We've been back home for several weeks and are still feeling the peace that we encountered there. We want that to last a long, long time!

Thank you for having everything set up so nicely. We had everything we needed and we were comfortable in the condo as soon as we got there. Loved sitting on the lanai and up on the roof to soak in the views! The location was perfect for all our exploring.

What a treasure you have there! Thank you for sharing!


Ruth and Doug M Tucson, AZ

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing triip

  • 5 of 5

So beautiful next time we want to see the Whales!! The views of the ocean and the secenerey was spectacular! Best part was the privacy and beaches. We did all the tourists trips but will relax on the Lanai on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Registration fee $30 + Tax
Convenience Cr. Card $99 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.46%

Max persons, 2.
Additional fees apply for paying with credit cards or by PayPal, as those are costs associated with them.
Cancellation: Please understand, once you reserve the unit, all others are turned down. Therefore my cancellation policy is to refund all nights that I can rebook minus admin fee($200); if you have paid in full. Consider trip insurance to protect your trip. 5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund