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Best Beachfront Value in Kihei - Kealia Resort

Bedrooms Studio
Space 420 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Renovated 5th Floor Condo w/Partial Ocean View - Right on Sugar Beach - Sleeps 2

Enjoy views of the ocean, West Maui mountains and Kealia pond and National Wildlife Refuge from this lovely renovated 5th floor studio unit at the Kealia Resort. Enjoy and relax in this fully air-conditioned unit, nicely appointed with everything you will need during your stay. Equipped with a new Flat Screen Smart TV, Digital Cable, Netflix, and Hulu - you won't miss any of your favorite shows while you are away. Enjoy your favorite tunes while you recharge your phone or tablet with dedicated USB ports, or use the in-room DVD and CD players and select something from our music and movie library. Stay connected with High-Speed Internet Access, and a land-line phone with Free long distance calling to Canada, Mexico and the US Mainland.

This studio condo is bright and open. The Queen size Murphy bed folds away during the day allowing for full enjoyment of the space. Your host has thought of everything to make your vacation enjoyable from the moment you arrive. The fully stocked kitchen not only comes equipped with plates, utensils, glassware, cooking supplies, coffee maker, and bullet blender, but also pantry items (salt, pepper, sugar, cooking oil, ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, taco seasoning, soy sauce, and steak seasoning). The full bathroom is stocked with extra towels and the private washer and dryer in the unit comes with laundry soap and dryer sheets for your convenience. A full Beach Gear Kit is available for your use (beach chairs, beach towels, boogie board, snorkel gear, water bottles and ice chest) so all you need to do is unpack and get right to enjoying your vacation.

Call or Text Lydia at (808) 283-8192

More Details

Lydia Pedro
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Lydia Pedro

Aloha my name is Lydia and I love my unit at Kealia. I am the owner of this condo and am a license Realtor Broker in the State of Hawaii.

General Tax License # GE-128-388-9152-01"

Why Lydia Pedro chose Kihei

Kealia is conveniently located on the North side of Kihei right on beautiful Sugar Beach. This property is a great place to watch the whales in the winter, enjoy the magnificent Maui sunsets and go for long beach walks. The large established trees on property provide ample shade or you can enjoy the beach less than 30 feet from the property.

What makes this studio unique

This unit provides the best beachfront value in Kihei. I am an on island owner. This unit was once my home and will be your home during your visit. I treat all my guests like just that, guests in my home.

Should you have any needs while on island I live here just moments away.


Kihei Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen-sized Murphy Bed
  • Queen -Sized Murphy Bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Your host has thought of everything to make your vacation enjoyable from the moment you arrive. Kealia Resort is a smaller, lower density resort located in North Kihei, beachfront on the five mile stretch of Sugar Beach. Leave the lanai door open to allow the sound of the crashing waves and the gentle evening breeze lull you to sleep. Or if you are a light sleeper, close the lanai door and turn on the Air Conditioning. The door will to block out any noise from the ocean and nearby road and the AC will keep you cool and comfortable.


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Best Beachfront Value in Kihei - Kealia Resort
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Property was exactly as described. Walking distance to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for two with everything you can think of included. 30 steps to the beach was great for morning walks. Private parking spot. Lydia is a good host thinking of everything before you arrive. Rental car suggested in Maui about 30-35 minutes to Lahaina Area. Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice condo in a fun location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights at the condo and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We would definitely stay here again. Lydia was great at communicating with us throughout the stay and very helpful. The condo is very nicely decorated with many useful amenities. We enjoyed using the grills on the property to BBQ. It right on a beautiful walking beach. The resort is smaller and feels more quiet and relaxing then the neighboring resorts. It is further from restaurants so it is useful to have a car.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Skyla, Thank you for staying at my condo. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. If you come back to Maui I hope you consider staying here again. Aloha, Lydia
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Bellevue, WA

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Overall I have to say my experience was very good! The condo was clean and adequately stocked for our stay. Lydia was a pleasure to do business with as well, thank you for allowing us to rent your unit!

My only complaint would be that the bed was a bit uncomfortable, but as it is a Murphy bed that could be expected, and a couple nicer pots and pans for the kitchen would be useful. These by no means would be deal breakers for a future stay.

In summary the condo is clean, well stocked and in a great location right on the beach! Thank you again for letting us stay and I'm already looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nick, Thank you for staying at my condo. I appreciate your feedback. I am always looking at ways to improve my guest's experience and your feedback is a big part of that. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. I hope you come back again soon. Aloha, Lydia
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Home base for exploring Maui

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this VRBO property from Jan 26-Jan 30 for our first time in Maui. The condo was clean and well appointed, with all necessities that you would want (e.g. pots, pans, plates, silverware, etc). The washer and dryer in unit was invaluable, as it allowed us to pack lighter during our travels.

While others noted that the street noise was loud, my husband and I did not notice this as an issue (we kept the door closed with the AC unit on during the evening for our comfort).

Pros: Located on a great beach to enjoy long walks, dedicated parking spot, elevator to unit, numerical code entry (don't have to worry about losing keys!), quiet and friendly neighbors, close driving proximity to food and things to do, close to the airport

Cons: Walkability- like most of the island you will be driving to most places and therefore will definitely want to have a car.

Lydia was great to work with and provided timely responses to our questions. Her welcome information packet was extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, Thank you for your feedback. I strive to make my guest's experience as enjoyable as possible and am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. If you come back out to Maui I hope you choose to stay here again. Aloha, Lydia
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Champlin MN

Great location and cute studio apartment but problems

  • 3 of 5

Be aware that the 5th floor studio apt. in the apartment complex is very close to the road and has lots of early morning traffic that even with the sliding door to the lanai closed requires the fan of the AC turned to its highest setting to not be awakened by the road noise. If you have a white noise system bring it to help you sleep, as we did.

The apartment complex has a very picturesque setting and is right on a great walking beach. This area, just north of Kihei, is not really near restaurants or stores, unlike the Kaanapali area in West Maui, so expect to drive 10 minutes or so to the busy areas.

For our stay there were a number of appliances and screen door issues that Lydia was addressing while we were there and will probably take some time to complete all the repairs/ replacements. Also be aware, as mentioned in the site details, it is a Murphy bed with an OK mattress, so you'll have a reasonable amount of floor space when it's closed up.

Even with the problems we have fond memories of our one week stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Larry, Thank you for your feedback. I appreciated you bringing these issues to my attention and all have since been addressed. I hope the additional compensation I provided made up for the inconvenience. I strive to make sure my guests have a pleasurable experience at my Kealia condo and I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. - Lydia
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Nice unit, great place to enjoy the sunsets

  • 3 of 5

The condo was very clean, well furnished and nicely decorated. It had great towels, fully stocked kitchen, assigned parking spot. The reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because of the traffic noise, the unit faces the street. The traffic noise is terrible, we had to keep the windows and patio doors closed and run the air conditioner at all times, sitting on the lanai was very unpleasant because of it. However, you could sit on the beach directly in front of the resort in very nice chairs supplied by the resort to enjoy the beach and great sunsets. Sugar Beach is very nice to walk on early in the morning.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lyn, Thank you for your feedback and review of my condo. I am delighted to hear you appreciated the extra care I have taken to make my condo as welcoming and comfortable an experience as possible. During peak season our island does experience an increase in visitor traffic which can increase the amount of noise from the nearby road. I am sorry this had an unpleasant effect on your stay. As mentioned in our listing, the door blocks out any noise from the ocean and nearby road and the AC will keep you cool and comfortable. I am glad you enjoyed the beauty of Maui and the sunsets from our amazing Sugar Beach front location. Mahalo, Lydia
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Nearest Airport
8.6 Miles
Kahului Airport
Nearest Beach
Sugar Beach
Car: recommended

Kealia Resort is located on the North side of Kihei, directly on Sugar Beach and conveniently close to everything you would want to do on Maui.

- 15 minutes from the airport and Costco

- Easy access to Haleakala, the North Shore and Lahaina

- 12 minute drive to Wailea

- 8 minute drive to Maui Ocean Center Aquarium

- 8 minute drive to Maalaea Harbor

- 5 minute drive to Safeway, Longs Drugs, US Post Office and Kaiser Medical Clinic

- 5 minute drive to Kihei Fourth Friday Monthly Street Festival

- 1/2 Mile from Kihei Farmers Market, ABC Store, Kihei Canoe Club and Ululani's Shave Ice

within 10 minutes of Kamaole I, II & III Beach Parks




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 14.41%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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