"I've only ever stayed at the Maui Kamaole when visiting Maui because I love the low-key and quiet vibe of the complex. This is by far one of the better condos I've had the pleasure of making my home base, and Stanley was far and away the easiest and most responsive owner I've rented from. He truly made the entire experience seamless and absolutely joyful.
This is an older property and quite understandably constantly booked, so there is some wear-and-tear within the condo itself. That being said, it made for a very comfortable and casual living space for my rambunctious 11-year old and teenager. It comes stocked with anything and everything you could possibly need, from all of the cooking items in the kitchen to the boogie boards/snorkel gear/beach bags and coolers in the lanai closet.
And can we talk about the lanai?? That view!! We spent every sunrise just drinking coffee and watching the west Maui mountains and ocean softly light up, and dinner outside with the amazing Maui sunsets as our constant company. (I'm yearning for it all again!). The afternoon trade winds meant we could just open up the sliders and leave the ceiling fans running and stay quite cool. For the afternoons when we needed a little more, the AC units in both bedrooms and the main living area worked like a charm. The master suite is absolutely beautiful - one of the most comfy beds I've slept on, and the huge tiled shower was a bonus!
If you're planning on only staying in Kihei and choosing to not rent a car, know that you're well situated to walk to one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Keawakapu, and well within a ten minute walk of restaurants, grocery and sundry stores, and ice cream and shave ice. However, having a car means you can make the ten to twenty minute drive to some of the best beaches Maui has to offer, in the Makena area.
Highly recommend Coconut's Fish Cafe in North Kihei, Maui Taco across from Kam III, and Outrigger Pizza (a mobile food truck) for lunch or dinner, Kihei Caffe for breakfast (ignore the long line - they get you through quickly and it's totally worth it), Lappert's in the Shops at Wailea for island-style ice cream, and Surfing Monkey Shave Ice (several locations) for dessert.
We had the most epic vacation and this condo was one of the reasons it was all so easy and comfortable. Highly recommend staying here, and will have no hesitation in booking it again for our next family vacation.
Mahalo Stanley and Stefan!"
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 1, 2016