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Summer Sale! 'Your condo was the best of the units we rented for our group'

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath

GUEST COMMENTS: Some guest comments listed in the designated area below were entered by the owner from guest books located in the condo.

'We were here for a wedding and booked 4 seperate condos in this complex. #424 is definately the nicest one out of the bunch. Very clean, open, bright and homey feeling'

'We were here with a group and had 5 other rooms. Everyone agreed that ours was the best. And so well equipped! We will be back next year!'

'Your view is almost unbelievable!!'

'I have been to Maui 7 times and your view is the best. We enjoyed the grounds and the great sounds of your birds.'

'We are sooo sad to be leaving your beautiful condo. It is extremely comfortable, tastefully decorated and WHAT A VIEW!!'

'Your condo is very beautiful and definatly exceeded our expectations.'

'Your condo is absolutely gorgeous...Your shower is INCREDIBLE!!!'

'Thank you both, Mary and Alex for such care and love that you put into this condo and our stay here.'

'We were impressed when we opened the door to your beautiful condo.'

YOUR SEARCH IS OVER! Our recent EXTENSIVELY remodeled condominium offers stunning OCEAN AND ISLAND VIEWS from the living areas as well as the bedroom! You won't find ocean views from the bedroom in many Kihei properties.


Our Maui condo is one of the finest condominiums within the Village by the Sea. We are located on the fourth floor on the INTERIOR of the complex. Our view is ABOVE the tree level and completely unobstructed. We are located in the much desired Plumeria Building, at the complex. In addition to fantastic ocean and island views we overlook the impeccably maintained tropical gardens, putting green and sparkling pool area.


Our condominium is only 100 yards from the ocean--NO CROSSING THE STREET to sink your feet into the warm Maui sand! The UNCROWDED beachfront at the Kauhale Makai is excellent for long morning walks, shelling and breathtaking sunset views.

Many of Maui's world famous beaches and renowned golf courses are located just minutes away! Visit the exclusive Shops at Wailea for an out of this world shopping adventure! Our central location is convenient to many of Maui's natural attractions not to mention restaurants, shopping, grocery stores and entertainment.

We have a fully stocked kitchen with everything you need for cooking. There are 5 gas barbeques located in the courtyard/common area adjacent the pool area. Enjoy a barbeque, swim and watch the sunset for a relaxing evening at home! This is an extremely friendly complex.

For your comfort, the condo is CENTRALLY AIR CONDITIONED. There are few properties in Kihei that have this feature. We also have ceiling fans located in the bedroom and dining area.

For your day at the beach we provide beach chairs, beach towels, coolers and umbrellas! Just bring the sunscreen!

For your peace of mind, we added a safe large enough for your valuables and laptop or cameras. Simply set your own code.

We stock a variety of travel books for you to use during your stay to assist you in planning your activities. There is also a concierge located in the lobby to assist you with activity information and reservations. If you choose to stay connected...FREE WIFI INTERNET and free long distance calling to US and Canada.



'Wow! Your condo is fantastic...Have been to Hawaii 9 times and this was our best visit, thanks to you! Your hospitality and style is incredible and all the amenities you have included are fabulous! Your taste is impeccable!'

'This is our 7th trip to Hawaii and your place is one of the nicest places we have seen...very comfortable bed.'

'After staying in hotels in the Kaanapali area this is our first time staying in a condo...we loved it! Mary you thought of everything and it really does feel like home!'

'Beautiful home...there seemed to be nothing we were lacking...exceeded any and all of our expectations.'

'The moment I stepped into your home I felt at peace...your home is decorated so peacefully and can not help but feel comfortable...the view from your home is beautiful.'

'Thank you so much for a beautifully decorated and well equipped condominium...most comfortable bed we have experienced too.'

'From the decor and all the amenities you have provided, it is obvious you love this place...your place far exceeded our expectations...should we return we will definately ask for this unit.'

'We had never stayed at this resort, but your room made it fantastic (compared to the others we had seen)...excellent decor, comfy bed.'

Please visit this beautiful island and experience all of the enchantment Maui has to offer! We welcome you to our home.

With much Aloha,

Mary and Alex in San Diego

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Mary Gibson
Member since: 2006
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Mary Gibson

Alex and I live and work in beautiful San Diego.

Alex works in the restaurant industry as a bartender and I work for my families school photography company.

We have one daughter and she and her husband have blessed us with two beautiful grandchildren.

Our other loves are our two Springer Spaniels, Oliver and Lucy. They keep us very active and on our toes! VERY high energy!

Alex enjoys surfing and running. Each year he runs in the La Jolla Half Marathon. I love walking and currently participate annually in the Susan G. Komen 3Day for the Cure 60 mile walk.

We visit Maui as often as we can, most years 3-4 times per year. We also have a condo in West Maui that has a full time tenant. We hope to one day spend our time between San Diego and Maui, 6 months each.

We take great pride in providing our guests with a high quality, clean, comfortable and well stocked accommodation. You will feel very much at home during your stay.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Look forward to hearing from you!


Mary Gibson purchased this condo in 2005

Why Mary Gibson chose Kihei

We chose to buy at Kauhale Makai for so many reasons! The views are incredible, the complex is extremely well kept. It is a small complex located in central Kihei, away from the crowds in South Kihei.

Kauhale Makai is located in the area of Kihei that is not 'hustle and bustle'. It's quiet, old Hawaiian ambiance is perfect.

There is a resident property manager onsite, lobby with concierge for guest services, oceanfront with uncrowded beach, views from all living areas, including the bedroom, I could go on and on!

What makes this condo unique

Kauhale Makai is so centrally located on Maui. The location is just minutes from so many beautiful South Maui beaches. Sight see for the day and come home to a quiet, beautiful condo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the lovely condo providing all we needed for a home base.
Jun 2011
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Additional per person fee is $10.00 per night after 2 guests.
  • Recommend no more than 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.
  • Please do not remove items from the condo except for beach gear. When using the BBQ's be sure to bring items back to condo.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Beautifully remodeled granite vanity and fantastic large tiled shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Brand new Sealy pillow top mattress, super comfortable!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Hotel quality 6 inch mattress sofa bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free Assigned Parking, Central Air-Conditioning, Free wireless internet , DVD player with DVDs, CD Player with CDs and Ipod connection, Ironing Board and Iron, Hair Dryer, Premium Linens Provided, Jacuzzi, Pool, Kiddie pool, 5 NEW Gas Barbeque Grills, Washer and Dryer on same floor, TV in bedroom & living room.


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Summer Sale! 'Your condo was the best of the units we rented for our group'
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Amazing Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great! It was everything that we saw in the pictures plus much more. Not only was the condo very nice and spacious, but it included a lot of small items you wouldn't really think about that made our stay much more enjoyable. It's located on a main road with tons of great restaurants, bars, and beaches. But far enough away that your not fighting traffic to get in and out of your condo. Make sure you rent a car while in Maui though, everything is close but not close enough to constantly be using a taxi or walking, plus for a day on the beach you need to be able to carry your stuff around. Also the view in the picture does not do it any justice, me and my fiancé spent a good amount of time out on the deck watching sunsets and enjoying the nice ocean breeze. I would strongly recommend staying this unit! It was everything you could possibly want for your vacation plus more!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Mary’s condo. The location is great. Any place we wanted to drive to in Maui was only about 5-30 mins away. The condo is clean and well stocked with cooking equipment. There were plenty of beach towels. She also has boogie boards, coolers, beach chairs, and beach umbrellas to borrow. Check-in and check-out was very simple. Thanks, Mary!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly relaxing...

  • 5 of 5

Mary’s place was the absolutely perfect Maui getaway! Just as described.. When we walked in, we walked straight to the lanai and looked out to the ocean... it was very clean and had everything we needed. The property was kept up wonderfully as well.. groundskeepers, security, etc. Not a peep at night.. I’ve never slept better!! It’s also very centrally located....restaurants, beaches, etc. I really wish we could’ve stayed longer...Mahalo Mary 🌴?🌺?

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and cozy condo!

  • 4 of 5

Great condo for us as a honeymooning couple. Mary was easy to contact when there was an issue with the sliding door to the lanai. The view from the lanai was facing the ocean, although a little obstructed by a neighbouring condo, still better than facing the road and mountainside!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disappointed for 10 days

  • 2 of 5

This was our 3rd time returning to these two buildings, & unfortunately, this was our least favorite unit. The Owner was very responsive & clear, no complaints with Mary personally. Check-in smooth with the keybox (late arrival) and the front desk the next morning. However, the unit's weaknesses were evident: the sofa bed mattress is unequivocally the worst one we/I've ever slept on, and needs replacement immediately. Taking turns between bed & sofa, it remained closed permanently after Day 3 of 10...and we alternated sleeping on the couch itself. Had there been 4 of us, the sofa bed would've been useless. Based on our past two experiences in other units, this unit also lacked in basic kitchen supplies (usually left over from previous guests, such as foil paper, plastic wrap, spices, etc), BBQ utensils, dishwasher soap "pucks" (3 for 10 days?). Things that didn't work for us: the bedroom TV, the (main) screen door of the lanai, a light switch in the bathroom vanity area, and the dirty dishes in the cupboards (we washed everything before using, and later understood that the previous guests may have had only 3 soap pucks as well and couldn't be bothered). Finally, the main bathroom towels that were once upon a time white have since become so tired & grungy that we weren't sure if they were fresh/clean. While none of these items warranted an "emergency call", they made our stay here less than enjoyable. Unlike the previous two units we've stayed in (comparable price, view, decor), this one was disappointing and won't see us again.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Future guests: While everyone is encouraged to offer their opinion, please take the time to read my many previous reviews that are a clearer representation of my property. My detailed response is below: Thanks for taking the time to review my property. I am sorry your stay was disappointing. I’ve owned 2 properties on Maui for 15 years, I have always had stellar reviews. Many posted here, some in emails/letters, others are left with the front desk and more I hear via phone conversations. I take pride in providing a clean, well stocked and comfortable accommodation. I can’t imagine someone coming all the way to Maui only to be disappointed with a less than pleasing place to stay. I visit my property 3-4 times per year, to make sure things are up to par. About no plastic wrap, foil and spices for your use, keep in mind this is an affordable CONDO rental and is not intended to be stocked with these items. I have no control over what previous guests purchase for their use, nor what is left. Spices? I’m not sure why anyone would expect spices to be provided. When renting a condo, typically it is stocked with enough paper goods, dish/personal soap to last a few days. It is the renters choice to purchase what they need. 3 dish pucks should have been enough to get started. To focus on the positive, I provide a clean comfortable condo, beach gear, coolers, towels, umbrellas, a well stocked kitchen all the way down to a rice cooker, BBQ tools, full set of pots/pans, almost any utensil you could ever need, full set of dishes, plus many other amenities. The TV in the bedroom was new in Sept, possibly it was user confusion? The “once upon a time white” bathroom towels were never white, they are Ivory. The sofa bed is a hotel quality mattress, I spent quite a bit extra to get a good spring mattress. A person should not expect it to be the comfort level of a full size mattress. I personally sleep on it regularly when I am there and I have found it to be perfectly fine. The sliding lanai doors need regular maintenance due to ocean air. I could have had that taken care of for you immediately. Once you reported the vanity light to the front desk upon your departure, it was repaired within hours. It was a quick repair. Thanks for the comment of my responsiveness. It is my responsibility to my guests to be there for them. I wish you would have given me the opportunity to address your complaints while you were there. Much Aloha, Mary
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this well equiped and situated condo.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice pool and hot tub . Well supplied condo with kitchen dishes and cooking utensils. Beach chairs, umbrellas & cool bag were really handy. Very comfortable King bed. Great BBQ area near by. Beach was nice to walk on. We had windy weather so did not test the swimming. I would recommend this unit and owners.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maui Ocean Center
Maui Swap Meet
Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice
Best shave ice in Kihei!
Wow Wee Maui Kava Bar & Grill
Iao Valley State Park
Pacific Whale Foundation
Ma'alaea General Store & Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Kauhale Makai-Village by the Sea

Many of Maui's finest golf courses are minutes away in Wailea. The exclusive Shops at Wailea are a 10 minute drive. There are several WORLD FAMOUS beaches within a 10 minute drive. Many restaurants and shopping areas are 3/4 mile from the condo. Central island location makes it easy to visit other areas of the island without long drives!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Check in/key service fee $30
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

Ask about extended stay discounts of 21 days or more.

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.