"OK, if this condo is available and you're looking for a 1br with an AMAZING ocean view just steps from world-class beaches in Kihei in a fantastically remolded condo with a terrific owner...book it NOW before someone else does!!
For starters, the owner Anita is a joy to work with during all phases of planning, payment, questions, and follow-up, and helped us out not only with the condo but with our trip overall.
The condo itself...even nicer than the pictures, one of the classiest and most comfortable condos I've ever been in (vacation rental or otherwise). Felt like my dream condo. The sunset we watched from the lanai on our last night blew away the photos, and my girlfriend and I agreed it was different but easily equal to the sunset we'd seen on top of Haleakala the previous evening...no kidding! Equipped as if we lived there in terms of beach stuffs (mats, chairs), kitchen stuff, etc. The complex is nice: pool was good, and the roof deck awesome (our 2nd night we grilled on one of the 2 amazing gas Weber grills and were the only ones on the roof deck). Parking was easy. I can't overstate just how fantastic the condo is, it felt more like we were staying in a friends home than a vacation rental.
The decision of where to stay in Maui for some/all of a vacation is too wide to cover here, but with this my 3rd stay in South Kihei' (which I love for central location, walk to stores, and swimmibility), a few notes about this exact location: DIRECTLY across the street from Kam I beach, a beautiful, long, friendly swimming/sunning beach. I went barefoot from condo <--> beach, it's really just a few hundred feet down a sidewalk then across the road. Less than a mile north is Three's Bar/Grill (banana/mac pancakes!) Paia Fish Market, Foodland, and "The Triangle" where the younger folks dance to dj's (the Tiki bar is great too). Moreso, ABC Store is about 500 ft north of the condo, and 2-3 minutes south is a great health food store, da Kitchen Express (affordable huge lunches), Cafe O'Lei (nicer dinners and food equal to Wailea places but cheaper), a Whalers store and other shops. I can't understate how great is is to not have to jump in the car all the time.
I honestly can't say enough good things about this condo, the owner, or the location...already dreaming of our next stay!!!"
Guest: Steve E.
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: September 21, 2016