Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Kihei - Island Surf 60-1 - vrbo 64638
Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
* So many choices and so much to choose from!
So what makes our unit different?
Occasionally I forget how lucky I am having this little place of paradise here on Maui and my guest’s authentic comments are a nice reminder of that. Sometimes I feel they do say it best and here is one of my recent guest book entries:
'We just enjoyed two weeks of complete relaxation at this wonderful condo unit in the best complex we have stayed at in Maui. The view from the living room and lanai is outstanding, and allowed us to witness the best whale-watching we have seen in over ten years of visiting Maui. We found everything we could possibly want or need in this condo and Dorli has thought of everything to ensure your stay is easy and relaxed. Right down to the keyless entry system which is perfect for those long beach walks and no pockets for the keys! I would definitely recommend this condo to my friends and family.”
Here are some highlights our guests list as their favorites:
*If you like it bright and open this is the place for you.
*Unobstructed OCEAN and island VIEWS
*Sunny south facing location
* allows sunbathing on private lanai
* Flexible check-in and out-times for a reasonable fee
* Spectacular Ocean View as soon as you step into the condo!
* AC in bedroom and living room plus ceiling fans
* Whale watching from the condo and lanai during winter month
* Free long distance phone calls US and Canada
* Comfortable upgraded double Pillow Top CAL King size bed
* Fantastic + caring guest service
* FREE wireless INTERNET connection
* SAFE provided in bedroom
* Tile flooring throughout to keep things clean and dust free
* Upgraded kitchen and bathroom
* New HTV screens in living and bedroom
* Condo is sparkling clean
* * 2 miles from Wedding resorts in WAILEA and 5 min to MAKENA BEACH
* Our unit is very popular with honeymooners
* Within 5 min walking to a variety of restaurants for anyone's taste and budget.
* We provide 24/7 on island personal service
* 1 registered parking spot included in price
* Secure online payment through VRBO accepted
Our charming and inviting condo is located in sunny South Kihei, right in the heart of some of the best swimming and snorkel Beaches. (But there is also surfing and boogie boarding, and of course stand-up paddle boarding.) Actually right across from condo you can rent the board, cruise out and watch the turtles glide along with you.
‘It’s just too cool to describe’ as one guest told me after he announced that he wants to buy my condo.
Well back to the condo:
** View: Our front wall of this spacious condo has TOP to BOTTOM GLASS, making it bright and sunny all day long. (No worries we do have lanai shades to ‘calm’ things down if needed). By staying in our unit you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the beaches, park and coastline with the famous shore lines of Wailea and Makena Beach in the distance.
You can also see other islands like Lanai and Kahoolawe.
Being on the Top floor allows for UNOBSTRUCTED privacy throughout the whole unit.
While enjoying your morning and evening beverage on the completely private lanai (patio), you can take in magnificent sun rises or sunsets.
From November through April you can witness the awesome sight of humpback whales frolicking in the ocean. (See wonderful picture taken from guest on my website).
This condo is our favorite ‘home away from home’ and we share with you everything we appreciate at our vacation.
Besides a remodeled and fully equipped kitchen we include some of our favorite books, CDs, Maui maps and tour guides, snorkel tips and activity guidebooks.
Also beach chairs, ice chest, sun umbrella, boogie boards and some snorkel gear.
We provide you with beach towels and also warm blankets for visiting Haleakala Mountain.
** Our bedroom has an upgraded comfy double pillow top KING Size mattress.
Designed for comfort but support at the same time, which is a MUST for my ‘achy’ little back. Without a good restful sleep my vacation mood
will drop into the ‘nagging zone’. (My husband’s words, not mine :-)
so he didn't mind spending the extra money there! We do have a small flat screen TV
as well. To keep things tolerable an AC unit with additional ceiling and standing fan allows things to cool down even though you are in a tropical climate zone.
Off the bedroom is our bathroom that includes a full tub/shower combo.
** Our spacious living area offers an upgraded sleeper sofa and even though we are trying our best to make sure that everybody is comfy we believe the condo is best suited for 2 adults and one or 2 kids. (Just because a sleeper couch will always feel like that.)
Off the living room we have a dining set for 4 and it’s my favorite place to respond to your e-mails while watching tourist play in the inviting crystal clear water outside.
You can pack light as the washer/dryer in the unit is convenient and loved by everyone.
You are a short walk to our Pool and BBQ area on the second floor.
*** Our Beaches: You can stroll along the white sandy beach of KAMAOLE BEACH 1, which is only a few comfortable steps away. Yes you have to cross the street, (there is a crosswalk) but it’s only a 20 mph speed limit and mostly there are just as many walkers as cars on the road. No long or steep hills to climb ever. Kamaole beach 1 is known for wide sandy shores, gentle surf and the least crowded. (Ranked as one of the top family beaches on Maui with no undercurrent or rocks for you to worry about) Ranked by GUESTS and not in a travel brochure (paid by advertisers,) but that’s just the way we like it. (Keeping things ‘quiet’.)
There is plenty of room for playing in the sand, sunbathing, reading and still have some privacy.
(I have recorded a movie of the beach and as soon as I get some help trying to figure out how to share it I will let you know)
The beach is perfect for swimming and boogie boarding in the afternoon when a few gentle waves will roll in.
There are also many great snorkel spots for beginners, and you can start in about 4 feet of water and see colorful fishes or a turtle warming up by floating in the warm sallow water. (They are not dangerous +will move as soon as you come to close)
For the advanced swimmer, there is no end for how much fun you will have exploring out there.
If you stay for 2 weeks you could explore a NEW beach every day and only drive a few minutes. That includes the spectacular and famous Makenna Beach. (More info condo.)
** Stores and restaurants: Many of the best restaurants, bars and shopping centers are ALL within walking distance! (Including a grocery store with fresh produce open 24/7 within 2 blocks.) You can walk conveniently to many great nearby shops and restaurants or you can explore and splurge through the world famous shops, hotel bars and restaurants at WAILEA. “Wine and dine with the rich and famous as my friend calls it”, since she saw a few Hollywood stars there over the years. Yes you can drive there in 7 minutes and frequently we walk mornings from the condo to the hotels and go for a swim there before we head back. This is a great way to explore and maybe plan on coming back later.
Our unit is popular with wedding couples or guests, since it is very near the famous wedding resorts of Wailea and Makena Beach. (5-10 min.) but in a much ‘friendlier’ budget.
As long as you allow yourself to go out and explore the experiences will truly be magnificent. Our location on Maui is so simple and convenient it makes everything so much more stress free and doubles your relaxation time instantly. I know I am not the only one in love with this island and condo as 47% of guests are returning year after year.
Are you ready to join us? I am ready to help you explore the Aloha in you.
**About the condo building:
Island Surf is a relatively small complex, (less than 20 vacation rental units) which keeps the pool un-crowded and very often you will be the only one there.
It has more the feeling of you being amongst the locals than a tourist with many conveniences right there for you. You can take surf lessons right across from the condo or watch them try it from the condo lanai. You can also rent everything from surf or stand up paddle boards, kayaks, bikes and scooters.
The building is located right on South Kihei Rd. and is known for some traffic noise during peak hours but it slows down in the evening once people are gone from the beaches. Our unit being on the top floor and the bedroom in the back is in a much more superior location than some other units below us or facing on S. Kihei Rd. directly.
For more pictures, details and CANCELATION fees please go to our website.
Since VRBO does not make it simple here is the best way to find my link:
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Once there scroll up just a little above pictures and you will see: ‘ Links to more information’
Congratulations you found it!
There you will also find info on our other condos with a variety of price ranges as well.
If you have trouble finding it feel free to e-mail me.
I can also provide you with * discounted car rental info and many Maui activities links.
I am prepared to help you make this vacation as enjoyable as possible and will guide you all the way through. Yes, all questions are welcome!
With warm Aloha and Mahalo for your time,
** I DO NOT require for you to purchase a Damage Protection Insurance (in case it's included in the quote). This site seems to sneak that in. (Although you do have the option.)
** I try to respond to all e-mails within a few hours and if you have not received anything within 12 hrs. Please CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER I might be lost in there.
**This condo is licensed for vacation rentals,
HAWAII TAX ID NUMBER: W30294867-01
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
Aloha, this is Sigi and Dorli the delighted owners! We are originally from Austria but call San Diego our ‘home base’ for almost 30 years now. (“Ja wier sprechen noch Deutsch”.)
With each passing year we are craving warmer climate, gentler oceans and the healing effects of that so very reliable sunshine nurturing our maturing bodies. We fell in love with Maui about 12 years ago and explored, investigated and mingled with locals to learn and understand this beautiful island from every angle. We discovered that the South Side has the most sunshine on the island, (which includes this South Kihei area) so we knew this is ‘just what the doctor ordered.’
Dorli purchased this condo in 2005
Why Dorli chose Kihei
The water of the beaches near the condo is calm (no undercurrent or big waves) and you can see the ground, which is SUPER important for me! (That would be Dorli and I need to know what I am stepping into!) Yes I am proud to say that we have tried ALL the beaches before investing in this location as there are so many options to choose from. We have been dragged out by a current or slammed with a surprising wave. Or should I say I have. Sigi took it like a man (no surprise there as he is from the same town then Arnold Schwarzenegger; and NO.. we never had a housekeeper so no worries but, I get ask this all the time )
To Sgi’s delight he can now leave me in the water alone attending to his rejuvenating 'power brake' (nap) under the beach umbrella while I frolic in the appealing ocean near the condo. He doesn’t miss the harsh awakening of my screams or the unsuccessful searches for my lost snorkel mask that got ripped off in a surprise ‘attack’ from an unsuspected wave. The water is save here. Yippee! It truly is paradise for all of us!
* We love CONVENIENCE.
The location of our condo allows us to walk to everything we need. Many top ranked beaches, visit stores to buy the perfect gift and splurge on many local and enticing restaurants, or just get that tempting mango ice cream .
* WE LOVE the open floor plan of this condo, with top to bottom glass in front, it allows for the outdoors to come into the unit.
* Private: Sometimes we just like to stay home and read a book or sun bathe in privacy and being up on the top allows for that.
* I come here often by myself and feel completely save in our neighborhood as a 'single' lady.
* It is pure bliss with a ‘don’t worry be happy kind of feeling in the air.’ Just wait once you are hear you will be humming it too.
What makes this condo unique
This unit has one of the most UNIQUE floor plans open, friendly and you feel like on top of the world. As one guest put it, ‘you can’t stop smiling’! Complete privacy and incredible unobstructed views of the ocean and shoreline are so astoundingly striking and put us in awe still, every time we stay here.
*We DON’T LIKE CROWDS!
Our condo is just far enough north, to be away from the huge timeshares and resorts, which makes 'our' beach the least crowded.
* Our unit is not facing S. Kihei Rd. so you will not be bothered by that street traffic plus with the bedroom is tucked away nicley in the back and super cozy and quiet.
* We enjoy the safety of this building, as many of our neighbors are living here full time. There is always somebody home, doors and windows are open and the brake-ins you hear about Maui do not happen in a building like ours.
* 4. I love doing yoga in the grass across the condo early mornings with the waves calming my mind while the first sunrays over Haleakala extend their golden rays along the horizon painting spectacular colors over the coastline. It's absolutely stunning and you have to come and explore on your own.
It would be so lovely to see you here and we promise you the best service possible. By renting with us, you are keeping our dream alive and in return we will try our VERY BEST to offer you as much guidance, and service as possible to make your stay comforting and enjoyable from the moment you are planning this trip. We can provide you with valuable Maui insights especially if traveling for the first time.
Meanwhile have a great Aloha Day and Malama pono. (Take good care :-)
With much gratitude,
Dorli and Sigi
Feel free to review my website under 'welikemaui.com' for more info.
(I know it can get overwhelming out there and I am here to help!)
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Guestbook comments from the owner
Good morning Dorli, we arrived at the condo and everything is perfect, we have everything we need and the view when we got up this morning was beautiful, the light is so different in the am, it took me by surprise.
Recycling, which I always like to do, I saw in your helpful notes what to recycle, but not the method, should we leave them in the apartment or is there somewhere we can take them to?
Hope this finds you well and thanks again fro providing a condo where you have made such an effort to provide EVERYTHING we need.
Iain & Emily.