Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Pool / Spa
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
We loved our stay in this property. The only suggestions I would have for future folks is to bring quarters for the laundry machines. Also, the main office was closed three of our four days that we stayed there (closed on Sundays and then closed on New Year’s eve and New Year’s Day).
Thank you for your review, Robin. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at the property. So sorry that the New Year's holiday along with the resort office's regular Sunday closing happened to fall on 3 of your 4 day stay. Hopefully we will get the opportunity to see you again on a return visit. Mahalo! ~Rosies~
Awesome outlook and super apartment
It was a stunning view a very nice clean apartment and we just didn’t wanna leave! The communication with the admin was also perfect! Please keep nice place nice until we come back again :)
Thank you for your 5-star review, Fulya. We look forward to welcoming you back next time your travels bring you to Maui! Mahalo! ~Rosies~
Worth every penny!
My husband and I stayed for 6 days to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. We've been to Maui numerous times and stayed in multiple properties. Surfside is the best location by far! The view from #302 has to be one of the best on the island...the lanai view is uncomparable and I'd stay here again just for the lanai. The rest of the unit was clean and comfortable. The bed, pillows, towels all smell fresh and clean. The one pool is a little small compared to others around the island, however with the ocean right out your door it splits up the crowdedness of the pool. The property took out shuffleboard at some point, but the putting green was a great way to spend a little non-water time. Check-in/out process was no problem at all - plenty of emails ahead of time to answer questions and give you all the info you'll need.
I do not hesitate to give a 5-star recommendation. We will absolutely stay here again in the future!
Thank you, Donna, for your 5-star recommendation and taking the time to review your stay with us. We agree, the views from 302 are amazing and the location really can’t be beat. We are glad you enjoyed celebrating your anniversary with us and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon! Mahalo! ~Rosies~
Can’t be beat
My boyfriend and I loved our stay at Surfside. Everything was great, but the best thing about this unit is its closeness to the ocean and Keawakapu beach. Its location cannot be beat and Keawakapu is a very quiet and less touristy beach. After our stay here, we went to Kaanapali for the remainder of our trip, and found ourselves missing Surfside. If we came to Maui again, we would only stay on the south side and by the ocean (like at Surfside). We were worried because this unit does not have A/C, but this was not a problem as we slept with the windows open and it was always very windy. This unit was cooler than our second place which had A/C.
Kianna, we thank you for your 5-star review and providing such a detailed account of your experience vacationing at the Kihei Surfside. We agree, the location can't e beat! Nice to hear the trade-winds were doing their job ; every afternoon, almost without exception, the trade-winds come up and provide a cooling breeze to the units. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back next time your travels bring you to Maui! Mahalo!
Had a relaxing stay with kids
Unfortunately after a relaxing vacation, had to deal with a great deal of unpleasantness from the renter on issues of cleaning charges. If you rent a room with carpet and windows to family with two boys at a beach .. expect to get it cleaned or make sure that you have a pre and post check .. even my 10 year old twins agreed that we used the place but definitely not trash or abuse it. Will never rent from them again ever .. even from another one from Canada!! Have lived in USA for 25 years and first ever unpleasant customer service encounter.. tells me something about the culture.
Even after I arranged a no charge late check out late in the evening as I was boarding a plane, this family showed their gratitude by leaving the place completely thrashed. They completely ignored the checkout instructions, left all their trash strewn about the condo, left dirty dishes, deep red stains (some kind of ink or dye) on the carpet that did not come out, removed the mattress from the sofa bed and left it in the middle of the living room floor, and left greasy hand prints all over the windows that required a window clean. In 15 years of doing thousands of rentals, this is the first time my cleaning contractor has charged an additional fee. The absolute dirtiest guests we ever have had. On top of it all, despite their agreement within the rental contract to cover additional cleaning expenses beyond what is reasonable, they refuse to pay anything, saying they disagree with the condition the place was left. I wish I could post the pictures here. Would never rent to them again, and strongly encourage fellow owners to decline doing business with them.
This is our fifth year at Kihei Surfside and another relaxing wonderful vacation. This was our first time staying at unit 302 and we loved the view and the closeness to the water. We can see whales turtles great people watching and it was far enough from the pool. The unit was very clean and Comfortable and had everything we needed. We will always be back!
Kihei Surfside Resort is located at 2936 S. Kihei Road, South Kihei at the entrance of beautiful Wailea. This is the desert part of Maui, where the sun shines more than any other part of the island. The Kihei Surfside Resort consists of an absolute oceanfront concrete building of 6 floors and 84 deluxe units with an elevator. There is free parking on site. The resort is a twenty-five minute drive from the Kahului Airport (OGG). Rental cars are available at the airport or in Kihei town. There are also taxis available at the airport (about $50), a shuttle bus and public transportation.
Virtually all of the properties and resorts in Kihei are either located right on busy S. Kihei Rd., or if they are set back from the road - are across from the street from the ocean. One unique feature of the Kihei Surfside is that it is located at the quiet end of S. Kihei Road, AND is set back 300 feet from S. Kihei Road AND is located right on the ocean! Because it is hard to see from the road, many first time Surfside guests say that even though they have visited Kihei many times, they had never seen the resort!
Another unique feature of the property is that we have a 2 acre, immaculately kept oceanfront lawn area with dozens of loungers, with a heated swimming pool and deluxe barbeque facilities. In season, there are daily whale sightings from both the grounds and lanais. In fact, the Pacific Whale Foundation conducts their annual whale count from our property. The building is located at the north end of Keawakapu Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui (voted Maui’s most romantic), where you can walk for miles past some of the most expensive oceanfront homes on the island and the luxurious hotels of Wailea, including the Grand Wailea Hotel. It is customary for the residents of the Kihei Surfside to gather each evening for cocktails on the shore near the tiki torches for a traditional Hawaiian sundown ceremony. Feel free to join in – everyone is welcome - this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and fellow vacationers!
There are two very nice oceanfront restaurants within 100 yards of the resort; the Five Palms and Sarentos on the Beach. The Five Palms is known as the best happy hour on Maui, the bar menu and drinks are half price between 5 and 7:30PM, and after 9PM. Right across the parking lot from the Surfside is an upscale deli/grocery/wine store, Zach’s. Other larger grocery stores in Kihei, a short drive from the resort are Safeway, Foodland and Star Market. The island also has a Costco, Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Sears.
There is never any shortage of things to do on Maui. The Shops at Wailea, Wailea Golf Club, Wailea Tennis Club and Makena Golf Club are within a five minute drive. The Kihei boat ramp is located 100 yards north of the property. Several of the tour operators for snorkeling and diving launch here. See Maui Dive Shop, Makena Coast Dive Charters, and Blue Water Rafting. Maalaea Harbor is a 20 minute drive, and from there you would get the fishing charters and sunset dinner cruises, or visit the Maui Ocean Center. The old whaling town of Lahaina is a 45 minute drive; from there you can ride on the Atlantis Submarine, or go for a boat trip with the Pacific Whale Foundation. Helicopter tours are available from the airport. See Blue Hawaiian Helicopters or Air Maui. Feeling adventurous? Try riding a bike down Mount Haleakala - Haleakala Bike Company. For exercise enthusiasts, there are a couple of gyms nearby – Powerhouse Gym, Valley Isle Fitness, and Pilates Maui. There is also an oceanfront yoga studio Maui Yoga Path right across the parking lot.
We think this property has the best location in Kihei!