3 bedroom 2 bath private home in South Maui walk to beach
Steve and Tamara Farwig
About Steve and Tamara Farwig
Tamara and I have lived on Maui since 1994 and our two children were born and raised here. I am a Firefighter for Maui county and work at the Kihei fire station. We bought this beautiful home in September 2016. We felt it was the perfect vacation rental home due to its proximity to the wonderful beaches in Kihei and Wailea as well as having all that you would need for a perfect, relaxing Maui vacation. We live close by and take great care to ensure our guests are happy. If you need anything while you are staying in our condos we are here to help you. We hope to have you as our guests, The Farwig Family
Steve and Tamara Farwig purchased this House in 2016
Why Steve and Tamara Farwig chose Kihei
Located just up from a perfect white sand swimming beach called Keawakapu. You can walk to the beach in 5 minutes. The house is nicely decorated with a great pool and grassy yard to enjoy, a front covered lanai to relax on and an oceanview patio off the master bedroom for morning coffee.
What makes this House unique
Proximity to the ocean, private swimming pool. Fully renovated with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Private yard space with hammock, swing chair, outdoor shower and much more!
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Threatened to be kicked out for not turning off AC
My family of 4 rented this home for 6 weeks this summer (booked over a year prior). We have 3 and 4 year old daughters. Average temperatures in Kihei this time of year have been 90+ degrees and very humid, with lows in the mid-70s at night. When we moved in the air conditioning was turned on to 75 degrees and locked (renters have no control). While it was a little warm to sleep at night, we are not complainers and were willing to run the fans and sleep with just a sheet. One afternoon two weeks into our stay, we had an ant problem in the kitchen. I quickly sprayed the cabinets to kill the ants, and cleaned the entire inside of the cabinets, washed all the glassware/dishehs. The owner said she would come by in the afternoon while we were at the beach to caulk an area where she thought the ants were entering. When we returned from the beach (gone a total of 2 1/2 hours), we found that the air conditioning had been turned off and it was 86 degrees inside the house. Immediately we reached out to the home owner about why the air was turned off. She said that their house policy is to turn off the AC EVERY TIME you leave the house. Her house, her rules. If we don't like it then we need to leave and she said she was coming over to kick us out and give us our cash refund for the remainder of our stay. She harassed us and threatened my husband. I took a photo of the baby monitor that night that showed my daughters room at 82 degrees at 10:30pm that night - obviously because the AC didn't have enough time to cool back down. We went to bed that night thinking she would realize how crazy this was in the morning and apologize. Instead, she said she would let us stay ONLY if we gave her a positive review. Otherwise, my family would be forced out to the street. The property listing nor rental agreement states anything about restricting air conditioning in the dead of summer - which is what we were upset about - especially for the price tag we were paying. After much anxiety and fear, we spoke with VRBO who told us not to speak with the homeowner anymore and that they would replace us at another property. Not only was this situation seemingly ridiculous, but incredibly inconvenient to repack my entire family and move all groceries/supplies. If there would have simply been a daily charge to keep the AC running at all times, we would have paid it! Then didn't even give us our entire refund for the remainder of our stay once we left the house in pristine condition!
Rather than get into the "he said, she said" of an unfortunate situation, here are the most important three things to future guests:
1) we have a good quality central A/C in the home - not window units.
2) The system will not work efficiently if it is set too low and runs 24/7. We do have it on a locked code system so guests cannot set the temperature below 73 degree Fahrenheit (optimal Maui summertime temperature in our personal home is 78 degrees). If you find it uncomfortable, please let us know and we will be happy to adjust it for you. We did give the code out to the guests who wrote the review but from now on our policy is to not give the code out - we will adjust the system for you as needed.
3) we kindly ask our guests to turn the system off when they leave for the day - it really only takes a few minutes to cool the home - what you read is incorrect about taking so long to cool down - we do not make turning the a/c off a rule that has to be agreed to when you book with us - its just a house courtesy at the moment that we hope in good faith you follow.
PS. We did give an entire refund for the nights Christina choose not stay with us. For future guests, please keep in mind that vrbo does still charge their full service fee if dates are shortened (they do not refund a partial service fee) and they will also charge a credit card service fee on your refund so it may appear as if a full refund has not been issued.
Great location in Wailea/Kihei
The house is close to the beach and shopping center. It's very well stocked with beach and pool items which was great. We enjoyed our stay.
Excellent location. Comfortable home. Mahalo!
Great location, beautiful home
Close to all resort properties and the beach, beautiful home and gorgeous yard and private pool. Very nice property we would definitely stay here again.
We had a wonderful week with our kids and granddaughter. The pool and surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. The breezes are wonderful.
The inside is beautiful, great for families.
This property is very close to anything you may need, beaches, restaurants, and shopping.
Thoroughly enjoyed our week at this home.
Great location, perfect home for our family
Our family really enjoyed our stay at Cloud 9. The pool was so nice to use in the evenings. Perfect size house for us also.
Just up from beautiful Keawakapu beach - walk in less than 10 minutes.