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Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
This fifth floor, luxurious oceanfront condo at the Kihei Surfside Resort is located on the sought after ocean side of the elevator. It has a spectacular ocean view from the kitchen, living room, dining area and lanai. It is a one bedroom, one bath unit (545 sq ft incl. lanai). It was completely remodeled and refurnished in 2006, and is high end in every way! Our guests gave this unit a very high rating in 2009 – 4.65 out of 5 on our Guest Satisfaction Survey Index for 2009, firmly pacing it in our 'Luxury' Category. 22 out of 22 guests reported they would recommend this unit to friends and family. It is a very popular unit that books up fast!
The entire unit has porcelain flooring. All the cabinetry, which is consistent throughout the unit, was custom made and imported from Canada. It is made from solid maple, and all counters and vanities are topped with beautiful, brown toned granite. All lighting in all rooms is controlled by dimmer switches.
The gourmet kitchen is spectacular! It is fully equipped with stainless steel Professional Series appliances, including side by side fridge/freezer with water and ice, flat top stove with five burners and warming drawer, quiet dishwasher (many of the 1 bed 1 bath units at the Surfside still do not have a dishwasher), multi function microwave oven, garbage disposer and a variety of small appliances including coffee maker, coffee grinder, four slice toaster, blender, crock pot, rice maker and hand mixer. There is also a large selection of higher end Italian cookware, baking pans, BBQ tools, spice rack and ample matching dishes, glasses and cutlery. The “corner sink design allows for maximum efficiency and working space. The island has a four foot eating ledge with two barstools.
The living room has a queen size sofa-bed with matching large comfy armchair with ottoman. There is also a large 37” flat screen LCD HD color TV, DVD player, a Teac sound system with IPOD Dock and sub-woofer, and a multi speed ceiling fan.
The dining area has a round rattan glass table with 4 matching tropical pattern armchairs.
The private lanai has a bistro table with two bistro chairs with padded seats – a perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or a romantic oceanfront dinner! Turtles and dolphins can be seen year round, whales in season.
The entry hall is tiled, with a built in, granite topped buffet with cabinets and a desk area with free high speed internet and free long distance calling to the United States and Canada.
The bedroom has a good quality hotel King size bed, multi speed ceiling fan, Hawaiian style rattan furniture, plantation shutters, oversized closet, digital security safe and a wall mounted 32” flat screen LCD TV with DVD player.
The bathroom has a full size, walk in shower with a shower spa system, including hand held wand/massager and six body sprays. There is an over height vanity with granite countertop and elongated toilet.
The unit is fully equipped with utensils, fresh linens and towels, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, beach chairs, beach towels and a cooler. Umbrellas, boogie boards and snorkel gear are NOT supplied, but are often left behind in the units by other guests – no guarantees.
This unit is an excellent choice for guests who are looking for luxury, high end accommodation with a spectacular location and unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean and the West Maui mountains.
Kihei Surfside Resort is located at 2936 S. Kihei Road, South Kihei at the entrance of beautiful Wailea. This is the desert part of Maui, where the sun shines more than any other part of the island. The Kihei Surfside Resort consists of an absolute oceanfront concrete building of 6 floors and 84 deluxe units with an elevator. There is free parking on site. The resort is a twenty-five minute drive from the Kahului Airport (OGG). Rental cars are available at the airport or in Kihei town. There are also taxis available at the airport (about $50), a shuttle bus and public transportation.
Virtually all of the properties and resorts in Kihei are either located right on busy S. Kihei Rd., or if they are set back from the road - are across from the street from the ocean. One unique feature of the Kihei Surfside is that it is located at the quiet end of S. Kihei Road, AND is set back 300 feet from S. Kihei Road AND is located right on the ocean! Because it is hard to see from the road, many first time Surfside guests say that even though they have visited Kihei many times, they had never seen the resort!
Another unique feature of the property is that we have a 2 acre, immaculately kept oceanfront lawn area with dozens of loungers, with a heated swimming pool and deluxe barbeque facilities. In season, there are daily whale sightings from both the grounds and lanais. In fact, the Pacific Whale Foundation conducts their annual whale count from our property. The building is located at the north end of Keawakapu Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui (voted Maui’s most romantic), where you can walk for miles past some of the most expensive oceanfront homes on the island and the luxurious hotels of Wailea.
We own and or manage 13 of the best units at the Surfside, so even if it appears that your dates are not available, drop me an email and I will do my best to find you something! Aloha!
Hawaii Tax # TA-213-453-4144-01
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- Mar 11, 2018
About Larry Rosenberg
Larry and Sharon Rosenberg are businesspeople from Vancouver, Canada. We started coming to the Kihei Surfside on our honeymoon in 1983. We loved it so much we returned every year. We feel very fortunate to be owners at the Kihei Surfside. The Surfside is a special place - our favorite on earth - and we enjoy helping first timers discover this magical place! We plan to spend our winters at the Surfside once we retire.
Larry Rosenberg purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Larry Rosenberg chose Kihei
We are convinced this property offers the best value and location for oceanfront accommodation in the south Kihei/Wailea area. All of the units are direct oceanfront, and the property has the most amazing oceanfront lawn area spanning over 2 acres, that is unique to our property. The best part about the Surfside are the friendly happy people, and the great accommodating staff!
What makes this Condo unique
The property is located right at the north end of world famous Keawakapu Beach. It is one of the finest white sand beaches anywhere. It stretches for miles past some of the most expensive homes and hotels in all of Maui. Great for walking or running. We enjoy walking the beach each morning, and spending time some time there soaking up some morning sun and swimming/snorkeling in the warm ocean. When we want some quieter time, we spend time on the oceanfront lawn. The grass is like a putting green - many people reach down to feel it to see if it is real - it looks like carpet! It is a great place to soak up some sun, read a great book, watch the whales, dolphins and turtles or catch a nap! There is a reef right at our property that has the most amazing snorkeling we have seen anywhere. Unlike most other oceanfront properties in Kihei, the Surfside is perched right on the sea shore, set back several hundred feet from S. Kihei Road, so you hear the ocean, not the road noise. The complex has two high end stainless steel barbeques and picnic tables right at the ocean. Almost every night, we use the barbeque and eat our dinner at the oceanfront lit by tiki torches.
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Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Nothing short of fabulous!
We have stayed multiple times at Kihei Surfside, recently in 506. Long time friends also joined us in another unit. We had an absolutely fantastic time. The unit is well appointed, the views and location are simply the best. We BBQ'd every night we were on property - a social spot for all that gather there. The snorkelling is wonderful. In our first full day we swam with the turtles, saw dolphins from our lanai and watched whales breaching in the distance while sitting on the beach just 5 minutes from our front door! The onsight office staff are just great guiding us on anything we asked. We have been travelling to Maui for many many years and KSS is like a home away from home - we are already booked to go back in April.....
Wonderful Stay for a small family
Our first time in Maui, and the first time to Hawaii with our 4 year old son. The location and unit were both PERFECT for us. The resort is situated so that it is very private and quiet, yet mere steps to a beautiful sandy beach. The rocky shoreline just off the property itself made for really fun tidepool exploration and so many sea turtles nibbling off the rocks in plain sight! We didn't snorkel here but saw many who did and seemed to be enjoying themselves. There was a small pool, shuffle board, and small putting green area. Tip - There is morning yoga on the lawn, I think run by the yoga studio in the resort next door and complimentary coffee, also in the mornings.
There is no AC but with the windows all open, those famous trade wind breezes kept us just right. I was a little worried at first but honestly, we preferred it this way, falling asleep to the sound of the waves. The unit was super clean, and even had tiny toiletries for us to use. There were two hair dryers, a well stocked kitchen (missing a good sized colander), full sized appliances, coffeemaker, toaster, etc. Not promised in the listing but we were happy to find: beach towels, umbrellas, boogie boards, and snorkel gear. Lanai had a glass railing which we were glad to find as it is safer than the open rails for kids. There was Cable TV with plenty of kid friendly programming and strong Wifi. The reception office was helpful and even had popsicles for the kids. :) Tip about the sofabed: My hubby tried it the first night (due to mix up with toddler bed delivery date) and he said he wouldn't have been able to sleep there for more than 1 or 2 nights. Might be ok for kids or teens.
We ordered a toddler bed from one of the local baby supply rental companies who delivered right to us. We put it in the living room area which ate up a lot of space, but it worked out fine since we rarely hung out in the unit.
There seemed to be a good mix of newbies like us and regulars. Everyone was super friendly and lovely. All the kids were so well behaved. Quiet hours were well heeded by all.
There is a small convenience store located next door but we did not have a good experience related to cleanliness and just basic level of service. However, markets are just a short drive away. We got to walk through some of the other more developed areas with larger resorts and while lively and with many amenities, returning to Kihei Surfside was like an exhale of relief. We just loved it and cannot wait to return!
Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such an extensive review about your Kihei Surfside accommodation and experience. We work hard to provide our guests with the best experience possible so it was gratifying to read that your Maui vacation left a favorable impression. We are happy your family enjoyed the Kihei Surfside and look forward to hosting you next time your travels bring you to Maui. Mahalo! ~Rosies~
Beautiful condo right on the beach
We recently spent four nights at the Kihei Surfside and loved every minute. The location of the condo can't be beat, the pool and grounds are clean and nice, and the view is stunning. The beach within walking distance is one of our favorites and it is a quick and easy drive to any number of restaurants, activities, etc. The entire building was fairly quiet (perfect for us) and a nice mix of families, couples, etc. Our unit was well furnished, with a very nice bathroom and kitchen. I wouldn't imagine the pull out bed would be very comfortable for an adult for too many nights, but it was just fine for our daughter. The owners were also really responsive and helpful during booking and the one time we contacted the on-site coordinator, he solved our problem within a few hours. Overall a lovely place to stay, and we will definitely be back!
We are happy to hear that you loved every minute of your vacation and like others have said, found the location to be convenient to shops, restaurants, activities and of course great beaches. We strive to provide excellent service to our guests so were pleased to learn our on-site coordinator solved your problem within a few hours. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. ~Rosies~
Our stay in this unit was absolutely perfect. Everything we needed was in the condo and in great working order. The view was magnificent - sunset from our balcony every night, whales breeching every day, lovely breeze so no air conditioning was needed. Very clean and convenient for what we needed. I highly recommend this unit and building if you want a quiet piece of paradise.
Aloha Sandy! We really appreciate you taking the time to review KS506 and delighted to hear you had the perfect stay. It's amazing how well the tradewinds flow through the units making it unnecessary for air conditioning. Should you ever find yourself looking for a little slice of paradise again, we hope you will afford us the opportunity of looking after you. Mahalo. ~RosiesRentals~
Kihei Surfside 506
The location is next to the best beach. The appliances were excellent and kitchen was well equipped. I knew there was no air conditioning when I rented the unit but with extremely hot temperatures it was hot. The bed in the master bedroom was soft with a well worn sunken spot and uncomfortable. I ended up sleeping on the pull out sofa bed The upholstered chairs were also well worn and uncomfortable ( I prefer firm hotel mattresses. ) Everyone I dealt with was pleasant and professional This is the best location to walk to snorkeling or yoga
Beautiful view, relaxing and very comfortable unit. Enjoyed every minute!!!
Kihei Surfside Resort is located at 2936 S. Kihei Road, South Kihei at the entrance of beautiful Wailea. This is the desert part of Maui, where the sun shines more than any other part of the island. The Kihei Surfside Resort consists of an absolute oceanfront concrete building of 6 floors and 84 deluxe units with an elevator. There is free parking on site. The resort is a twenty-five minute drive from the Kahului Airport (OGG). Rental cars are available at the airport or in Kihei town. There are also taxis available at the airport (about $50), a shuttle bus and public transportation. Virtually all of the properties and resorts in Kihei are either located right on busy S. Kihei Rd., or if they are set back from the road - are across from the street from the ocean. One unique feature of the Kihei Surfside is that it is located at the quiet end of S. Kihei Road, AND is set back 300 feet from S. Kihei Road AND is located right on the ocean! Because it is hard to see from the road, many first time Surfside guests say that even though they have visited Kihei many times, they had never seen the resort! Another unique feature of the property is that we have a 2 acre, immaculately kept oceanfront lawn area with dozens of loungers, with a heated swimming pool and deluxe barbeque facilities. In season, there are daily whale sightings from both the grounds and lanais. In fact, the Pacific Whale Foundation conducts their annual whale count from our property. The building is located at the north end of Keawakapu Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui (voted Maui’s most romantic), where you can walk for miles past some of the most expensive oceanfront homes on the island and the luxurious hotels of Wailea, including the Grand Wailea Hotel. It is customary for the residents of the Kihei Surfside to gather each evening for cocktails on the shore near the tiki torches for a traditional Hawaiian sundown ceremony. Feel free to join in – everyone is welcome - this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and fellow vacationers! There are two very nice oceanfront restaurants within 100 yards of the resort; the Five Palms and Sarentos on the Beach. The Five Palms is known as the best happy hour on Maui, the bar menu and drinks are half price between 5 and 7:30PM, and after 9PM. Right across the parking lot from the Surfside is an upscale deli/grocery/wine store, Zach’s. Other larger grocery stores in Kihei, a short drive from the resort are Safeway, Foodland and Star Market. The island also has a Costco, Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Sears. There is never any shortage of things to do on Maui. The Shops at Wailea, Wailea Golf Club, Wailea Tennis Club and Makena Golf Club are within a five minute drive. The Kihei boat ramp is located 100 yards north of the property. Several of the tour operators for snorkeling and diving launch here. See Maui Dive Shop, Makena Coast Dive Charters, and Blue Water Rafting. Maalaea Harbor is a 20 minute drive, and from there you would get the fishing charters and sunset dinner cruises, or visit the Maui Ocean Center. The old whaling town of Lahaina is a 45 minute drive; from there you can ride on the Atlantis Submarine, or go for a boat trip with the Pacific Whale Foundation. Helicopter tours are available from the airport. See Blue Hawaiian Helicopters or Air Maui. Feeling adventurous? Try riding a bike down Mount Haleakala - Haleakala Bike Company. For exercise enthusiasts, there are a couple of gyms nearby – Powerhouse Gym, Valley Isle Fitness, and Pilates Maui. There is also an oceanfront yoga studio Maui Yoga Path right across the parking lot.
Additional information about rental rates
THIS IS A HAWAII TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATION GOVERNED BY HAWAII LAW. HAWAII TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES MUST BE PAID ON THE GROSS RENTS COLLECTED BY AN OPERATOR FROM ANY PERSON RENTING HAWAII TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS. HAWAII LAW ALSO PROVIDES FURTHER REQUIREMENTS OF A TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS OPERATOR. Hawaii Tax # TA-213-453-4144-01 $95 cleaning fee to be applied to reservation. Rates are for up to 2 adults and two children (18 and under). $10/nt fee per person applies if more than 2 adults in the unit. Maximum 4 people. Changes: There is no guarantee that changes can be accommodated - check first! Permissible changes within 48 hours of booking are free; Permissible changes after 48 hours of booking may result in a $25 fee.