Peaceful and quiet studio across from beach w/full kitchen,bath & private lanai
About Ted Wells
Aloha and thank you for taking time to look at our listing. We live in Kihei, right around the block from the condo. If you need anything, we are a phone call, and a 3 minute drive, away! We fell in love with Hawaii many years ago and always hoped we could be fortunate enough to one day buy a property here. Well our dream came true!
Ted Wells purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Ted Wells chose Kihei
We chose Kihei Bay Surf for many reasons. It's location is 'No Ka Oi' or the best. We are centrally located to Wailea, Lahaina and Kaanapali. Kahului International Airport is a short 11 miles away as is the start of the famed 'Road to Hana'. We also love that our condo is directly across a two-lane road to the beautiful West Maui shore. The pool/jacuzzi area is fantastic as well as a well-maintained tennis court. Two BBQs for use as well as a laundry facility. Being that Kihei Bay Surf is so fully contained, it was an easy choice for us to purchase here.
What makes this Condo unique
Maui has always been our favorite island - don't tell the others. The experiences here are endless. From Haleakala Volcano to lush rain forests, from sun-filled pristine beaches to fine dining and shops, Maui has everything anyone could ask for. Please enjoy your stay here with us. Feel the 'Aloha Spirit' and have a truly memorable time with us. Mahalo nui loa, Dom & Ted
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Second Visit and Hope to Stay here Again!
Staying in this unit at Kihei Bay Surf is a pleasure with the great decor, very comfortable bed, fully equipped unit in every way, including the beach chairs and added swimming gear, quiet area in the complex, and Ted and Dom responding immediately with any questions or concerns. Just a short walk to the beach and no stairs is a big plus! We loved our stay at 118!!
The place was great. Perfect for our family of 3. It had everything we needed, beach chairs, cooler, boogie board! We would definitely stay here again!
A Wonderful Stay!
Communication was excellent in both written and phone. We had no troubles getting in and settling down.
The property's location is unbeatable, directly across from a beach and a Whale Research center (highly recommended for their lectures and exhibits). Down the road are strip malls with Longs Drugs (they sell small packets of ketsup, soy sause if needed), Foodland, Times Supermarket. Lots of restaurants too. We recommend Foodland for the poke selection!
The bathroom was smallish, but well maintained and had all the amenities (soap, towels) we needed. The clothes closet had 2 large beach chairs, flippers, boogie boards (all in great condition). The bed and sofa were large and comfortable; sleeping for us and our son was quite simple. Extra bed clothes are provided for the sofa as well. The kitchen was a small counter space which included a microwave (with counter light), coffee maker, pots, non stick pans, dishes, cups and utensils. All in good condition. The refrigerator was large, with a big freezer with 2 ice trays.
The furnishings had a cute island vibe which made us feel right at home in Hawaii.
Parking was simple, with enough ample space for us to often park directly in front of our door.
Even during New Year's, we didn't experience a heavy party scene. Our neighbors were mainly other families who were fairly quiet.
We would definitely stay here again next time on Maui!
Accommodating As Can Be!
Nothing but 5 stars for this property! Wish our entire 14 day stay on Maui would have been at this place.
What we loved: Location, quietness, one level, fully equipped kitchen, A/C, ceiling fan, decor, feeling of “home”, ease of check-in/out, pool, beach supplies, seamless & friendly communication with the hosts, well stocked supplies...
Great place to stay in Maui
Had a great time in Maui thanks to everything provided at Ted's place. Location was perfect and was able to do everything we wanted as it was very central to alot of beaches.
Owner called the police to have me evicted
Owners bylaws states condo would not be available till after 3pm. I arrived at 4 PM after a 6 1/2 hour turbulent flight and owner was not at the condo, but a crew had just started to clean the condo. I waited for 20 min. and the owner arrived. He stated come back in 2 hours and the condo will be finished. I was upset and tired. I came back after 2 hours and the condo was not cleaned properly. I did get a email from the owner stating the condo was not only painted but cleaned a couple days before my arrival. No smell of fresh paint and was not even cleaned properly.
No instructions were found on how to turn on the TV and operate the remote. In fact several of the remote buttons did not work, eg. no volume control and many button were none functional. Called the owner the next day morning, noon and evening. He did not respond, but told me later he was at my door at 9pm, of course I was asleep being on west coast time.
The next day the owner arrived and tried to evict me due to my complaints. The owner called the police and they just laughed at him as this was a civil matter, and I was even more upset with him.
I had one drawer to use [7in. x 14 in] ...all the other drawers were so full of towels and linen they were hard to open.
I opened the safe door and the whole unit fell off the closet shelf as it was attached to a particle board shelf. The weight of the door made the safe fall of the shelf and hit both of my arms and caused bleeding and bruising. Have photos. Screen door to the patio would not lock. Owner stated he would give a discount of $99 and I never received it. I called AX and they are going to take care of this situation.
We had to call the Police on this guest, which he forgot to mention, because he threatened me twice and I was concerned about the welfare of myself and our condo. Constant vulgar language to me in person as well as via email (which is on file) was his method of communication. I was also urged to call the Police by VRBO after explaining all of the events. A Police Report was filed and the Police labeled it as Harassment.
The guest was also refunded the first night (which VRBO has on file) for the delay to check in.
As for the small closet safe we provide to our guests, it had been securely fastened on a wood shelf for several years without any incidence. I spoke to the guest in person after it happened and there wasn't any mention from him of injury, nor did I see any injury. I offered to resecure the safe but the guest declined repair.
To our future guests, we strive to ensure everyone has a safe, wonderful stay. Please check out all of our reviews (before and after this guest) to see this commitment.
We are centrally located on the island close to all the natural wonders it has to offer as well as many water & land sports adventures.