"Located on the border of Wailea and Kihei, this very well appointed condo is quite a find. Hard to beat the price for one of lowest density condo complex in this area. Lovely garden view looks out to the open horizon, instead of a view partially marred by another building or parking lot. Since the owners periodically live here, there are many amenities provided throughout the condo, from filtered water to flashlights to thermal shopping bags, so convenience abounds.
Loved to gaze at the ocean view each morning by sitting in the high chairs and table on the lanai. Glorious sunsets nightly, silhouetted by towering palms nightly. Folks that live or rent here are very respectful about keeping voices and noises down to keep the lanai a relaxing experience.
I love cooking and it was a joy to have a kitchen overflowing with top quality pots, pans, stove and oven instead of the cheap tinny stuff one usually finds in rental condos. Pantry and fridge were nicely stocked with spices and other communal goods/condiments left by previous guests and well maintained by the cleaning staff.
We weren't bothered by mosquitoes here, but it is a bug's life in Hawaii, so creepy crawlies may visit if you don't clean/sweep up. Diligence is required to keep food in the fridge or tightly sealed or stored in the many plastic containers/canisters provided.
No need for an air conditioner, even when the temps hit 86, as the screen doors on opposite ends allow for the tropical breeze to keep things pleasant, supplemented by very effective ceiling fans.
We truly appreciated the 1.5 bathrooms, which was pretty essential for the sanity of a family of 4. The beautiful dual head, large shower stall is a wonderful treat. Absolutely LOVED the numerous clothing/towel hooks on the walls, so essential for beach life.
Huge comfy master bedroom bed with memory foam top you dissolve in to. Fan/light control switch right next to nightstand was a nice convenience. With the screened window open for the breeze, you will hear the road noise, but the repetitive two seconds of vehicular "swoosh" easily melts into the soundscape.
We enjoyed leaving the car behind by strapping on the beach chairs and umbrella for brief commute by foot to the gorgeous white sand beach, a short 5 minute zig zag across the street. Loved to walk on/along the beach boardwalk to the 5 star hotels to enjoy a drink or linger in the lobbies, but not pay 4 digit prices to actually stay there. Aloha!"
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 8, 2017