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Direct Beachfront Spectacular Ocean Views Newly Renovated!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 502 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

One bedroom One bath right on Sugar Beach with spectacular views of the ocean

Imagine the thrill of expansive direct ocean views from every room and the covered lanai! Kihei Kai 9 is the only true beachfront penthouse or top floor condominium in boutique Kihei Kai. Drift to sleep serenaded by lapping waves.

This fully remodeled one bedroom pampers you with a plush Cal King bed, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Whisper quiet mini-split Air Conditioners allow you to adjust your temperature just how you like it. two LaZboy recliners make watching the 50" Ultra High Definition TV a pleasure.

Kihei Kai 9 is conveniently located to explore Maui. You are perched on four miles of sparsely developed beach that is perfect for romantic walks, viewing spectacular sunsets, and watching whales and turtles frolic.

The condo is fully stocked. Even snorkel gear, beach chairs, ice chest and a beach umbrella are provided for your convenience. The Kihei Farmers' Market is a short walk down the beach.

The experienced owner managers live just ten minutes away and Kihei Kai has on site managers.

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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 502 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower with excellent water pressure and new plumbing. granite countertop sink, cabinet and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • California King Beauty Rest Plush Bed, Awesome Ocean Views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Direct Beachfront Spectacular Ocean Views Newly Renovated!!
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful view, unbelievable access to a seemingly neverending beach!

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write this review because I want to keep this place a secret, but this property deserves 5 stars and lots of rave reviews. The location is ideal - this is a second floor, corner unit, so you have views from literally every window in the property. We fell asleep to the sound of the waves and woke up to the sunrise every single day - and we didn't even have to leave our bedroom! The beach is literally a step away, and what a beach it is - it's not crowded, so it feels almost like a private beach, and it extends for miles in both directions. There is a well appointed kitchen in the unit, with virtually every kitchen utensil / pot / pan you can imagine. There is also a grill on the property, which was so lovely - grilling with a view! If we ever return to Maui, we will definitely be returning to this place. Thank you for a much needed, beautiful, relaxing stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had such a wonderful stay!
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Modern Beachfront Condo

  • 5 of 5

I’m so glad we believed the reviews. You couldn’t get any closer to the beach than this spot. We came to see the whales and we were not disappointed. Bring binoculars to get an up close look. The condo itself was newly renovated and very comfortable for the 2 of us! We especially loved the side by side recliners.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Morning Wonder!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the dark at two a.m. so did not receive the full extent of beauty until the morning. Sat out on the lanai with a coffee, looking at the expanse of sand and ocean and already new we would return not only to Maui but exactly this wonderful accommodation. Listening to the surf all day and night was so soothing. Walking 30 ft out the door to sand in our toes and walking on the beach for miles was exactly what we were hoping for when we booked. The farmers market was minutes away to pick up fruit and vegs in the morning. I cannot think of a single item the well stocked kitchen was lacking which was great as we love to search out and cook fresh, local items. Thank you Charlotte and Chip for your quick response to all inquiries, we will be back again for further morning wonder and stunning sunset strolls!

Cheers M&L

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property had everythink we needed and more was very clean

  • 5 of 5

The location was spot on you couldnt get any closer to the beech.the complex is not big so you get to know most of the other holidayers while you are sitting on the lawn watching the sunset .fantastic location .already booked for next year

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best setting ever....

  • 4 of 5

The lanai and the beach facing windows offer Kihei and Sugar Beach views that simply cannot be beat. We love Kihei Kai and #9 is the luxe unit. Thank you Chip and Charlotte for making this special place available.....Bruce & Lori (Vancouver BC)

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We still can't get over our stay at this perfect home in Kihei. We were there for the first leg of our honeymoon, and were really sad when we had to depart to another location. The condo had everything we needed to enjoy endless hours on the beach. We even cancelled a couple plans during our stay because we didn't want to leave our perfect spot during the day. We slept to the waves crashing every night, and woke-up to the best views and coffee every morning. This place is literally the best unit in the whole complex, and you are steps to the beach. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte McLaughlin
Member since: 2010
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Charlotte McLaughlin

Chip Hilberg was the former general manager of Stag Lodge, an upscale ski in ski out resort in Deer Valley/Park City Utah. He is a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Island Properties.

Chandrika McLaughlin is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, hypnotherapist, EMDR practitioner and writer. She has lived on Maui for 23 years and met Chip at the beach. They recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary.

Bala is a four year old Coton de Tulear, entertainer extraordinaire and beach aficionado.

Chip and Chandrika both relish bhakti yoga, snorkeling and wildlife adventures.

Charlotte McLaughlin purchased this condo in 2015

Why Charlotte McLaughlin chose Kihei

We love Kihei Kai, the beautiful friendly boutique complex on Sugar Beach! We have owned and operated #12 since 2010 and are rated 5 stars out of 36 reviews on VRBO. We purchased #9 in December 2015 and completed the renovation November 2016. #9 has been managed by the Kihei Kai Rental Association and we are taking over management as of January 1, 2017. We are selling #12 so #9 renters will have our undivided attention.

What makes this condo unique

It's an awesome, convenient location with a friendly intimate atmosphere. Our housekeepers formerly worked at the Four Seasons. We offer luxury and attention to detail at an affordable price.


Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Kahului International
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Maui Nui Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Monsoon India
Nearest Beach
Sugar Beach
Car: recommended

You can snorkel right off the beach or try the Mana Kai, Makena Beach and Golf Resort or Ahihi Reserve going south. Heading northwest, Oluwalu has large live coral and abundant marine life. Maalaea Harbor is a good place to catch whale watches and other boating activites. For waterfall hikes, Twin Falls in Huelo and Swinging Bridges in Waihee are two possibilities. For a more rigorous hike, Waihee Ridge Trail and Haleakala Crater are popular. The closest zip line is at the Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. There are several others upcountry and on the west side.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

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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