"We stayed for a week with our family of four (two young adult children). The condo was spacious, clean, quiet, well appointed, and in a beautiful condo complex. Most of the condo complexes in this part of Maui are high rises closely smushed together. The Maui Kamaole has rolling lawns on a hill interspersed with small condo units (two story townhomes), swimming pools, jacuzzis, tennis court, and trees with birds. One delight was looking out the window by the dining table and seeing which birds were in the tree. The parking space is steps away from the apartment, very convenient for lugging in groceries. We walked to the beach on a couple of occasions, and drove to beaches nearby the rest of the time. There are lots of good restaurants within a five minute drive. Supermarkets, a natural foods store, a snorkeling gear rental place - actually anything you need is within a short distance from this condo.
Probably the main decision you need to make is whether you want to splurge for an ocean front room or if you would be happy with a garden view. We found this garden view property to be peaceful and private and relaxing. The front desk at the condo complex was helpful and friendly. Croil, the owner, responded quickly to any email inquiries. I was concerned that the weather forecasted rain for the entire week we were going to be on Maui. Croil correctly predicted that it would not be that rainy in Kihei, even if it was storming on other parts of the island. We were able to go to the beach every day.
Recommendations: Ahihi Hinau preserve for snorkeling (20 minutes south of the condo) - easy access and clear water (no sand on the beach, only lava rocks), a live coral reef, lots of pretty fish. Ululani's in Lahaina for shave ice. They use natural syrups and their ice is sooo soft. Monkeypod in Lahaina for special meals. Provisions in Pa'ia and Oceanside in Wailuku for farm to table meals. Mana Foods in Pa'ia for organic vegetables and bulk food. Big Beach for quintessential Hawaiian sand beach. Snorkel Bob's for their swim belt flotation device if you are not a strong swimmer - keeps arms and legs free for swimming with no worry about staying afloat!
Bathrooms are newly remodeled. Washer/dryer and dishwasher worked well and were very useful. Beds were comfortable. Twin beds and bathroom downstairs and master bed/bath upstairs provide a sense of spaciousness and privacy."
Guest: Elaine C.
Date of Stay: May 2016
Review Submitted: June 8, 2016