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Direct Beachfront Spectacular Ocean Views Newly Renovated!!

Kihei, HI, USA
  • Condo502 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

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.


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.
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
        • California King Beauty Rest Plush Bed, Awesome Ocean Views.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Shower with excellent water pressure and new plumbing. granite countertop sink, cabinet and toilet.

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Spectacular 180 degree ocean view from the bedroom, the living room/kitchen and the lanai.
            • Beachfront
              Kihei Kai 9 is located directly on Sugar Beach, a four mile stretch of beach from North Kihei to Maalaea including the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          High Thread Count Cotton.
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Mitsubishi Mini-Split AC in the living room/kitchen and bedroom.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          The Mini-Split has heat but you probably won't need it.
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          On the property - coin-op
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Free - one space per unit
                        • Telephone
                          Free calls to the US and Canada
                        • Towels Provided
                          Plush bath towels and beach towels
                        • Washing Machine
                          On the property - coin-op


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  There is a dining table inside and also outside on the lanai.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 2 people


                                    • Books
                                      Free lending library by the laundry.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                      50"" Samsung Ultra High Definition. Free Netlix Access.


                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Spacious covered ocean view lanai with dining seating for 4.
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool


                                                    • live theater
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • churches
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • theme parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • luaus
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • photography
                                                        • boating
                                                        • 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

                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  23 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Incredible view and location on Sugar Beach!

                                                                  Arianna R.

                                                                  The condo was spotless and comfortable and all windows faced the water. We love the smaller condo groupings on Sugar Beach and this one is tucked in there with a great spot on that beach and super quiet. We love how close it is to our favorite bakery and shave ice on the island.

                                                                  Another Perfect Holiday!

                                                                  Debra R.North Vancouver

                                                                  This is our second time staying here & we'll be back again! Never expected to keep coming back - but just love it here on Sugar Beach, in this unit. Right on the beach. A walk to the best Shave Ice. Endless beach for walking & running. And some seriously fun waves on windy days! Its also so centrally located - so easy peasy to tour the island from this base.

                                                                  Really appreciate Charlotte & Chips flexibility on the late checkout as we were flying a red eye. It allowed us to really enjoy our last day without feeling rushed. It was like a bonus vacation day!!

                                                                  Nice, quiet, lovely beach. Place is beautiful

                                                                  Leslie S.

                                                                  All it needs is a new mattress, some new sheets, extra towels would be nice.

                                                                  Maui at its best!

                                                                  Nick and Debbie W.

                                                                  The unit is Beautifully appointed and spectacular views of the ocean. This is truly affordable beach living!

                                                                  Modern Beachfront Condo

                                                                  Elizabeth H.Concord

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Morning Wonder!

                                                                  A guest from Langley, BCLangley, BC

                                                                  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


                                                                  Kihei, HI, USA

                                                                  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.

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                                                                  23 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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