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Oceanfront Maui paradise; owner-managed HKOK208 offers unrivaled luxury and care

Bedrooms 1
Space 612 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Exquisite one-bedroom, one-bath beachfront apartment on the ocean's edge

Thank you so much for considering Hawaii, Maui, and Hale Kai O’Kihei for your vacation. With so many wonderful and exotic holiday destinations to choose from, the Internet bringing access to them right to your home, and vacation time and dollars so precious, we appreciate you taking the time to visit our site.

In finishing, furnishing, and maintaining our apartment 208, we started from a simple premise: what do we like about where we stay when we’re on holiday? Whether we’re doing a home exchange, staying in a reciprocal private club in another city, or in an apartment or condo booked through VRBO, we want a place that speaks to intimacy and individuality.

We don’t like cold, impersonal, one-size-fits-all experiences, where the bare minimum is what’s provided. We want to stay in places where our needs are important, where our time spent travelling to the destination and the cost of getting there is understood and appreciated. We want to stay in homes and apartments where the human touch of the owner abounds — where the owner’s attention to detail and focus on our experience are always top of mind.

It’s all about passion. Your experience with us needs to be exceptional. From the moment you walk in the door, we want you to experience an ocean-front home away from home that is warm and welcoming. Perhaps it’s the colours, the cleanliness, or the carefully selected artwork. Maybe it’s the fresh flowers and wine, or the L'Occitane en Provence toiletries. Or perhaps it's one of the dozens of other little touches — like the beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel gear, binoculars — that make arriving and getting started on your time off and time away just that much quicker and easier.

We spend a great deal of time listening to our guests and tailoring our efforts to their needs. The personal touch infuses all that we do, and that passion is fuelled each time a guest returns, or recommends our apartment to family members and friends.

Again, thank you for choosing Hawaii and Maui, and for considering our apartment 208 at Hale Kai O’Kihei. We’d like you to stay with us, and experience our efforts to make your stay exceptional and to keep you coming back, whenever work schedules, family commitments, or the need to ‘just get away’ allow.

Now, information about what awaits you at Hale Kai O’Kihei and apartment 208 . . . .

If you're looking to stay in one of the nicest oceanfront apartments available at Hale Kai O’Kihei, then you've found it! Apartment 208 in Hale Kai O’Kihei offers the Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of.

If “perfect” is the best word to describe the location of Hale Kai O’Kihei — on a palm-tree bordered golden-sand beach on a quiet residential street off busy South Kihei Road — then “stunning” is the only word to describe apartment 208, a fully renovated, no-expense-spared one-bedroom oasis on the second floor of this Kihei beachfront jewel.

From gorgeous cherry wood cabinets in the kitchen and bath with silent closing drawers, elegant granite kitchen and bath countertops, Kohler fixtures, Grohe faucets, exquisite shower with artist-designed cast-glass panels and found-pebble floor, virtually seamless 18” x 18” tile from the front door to the outer edge of the lanai, top-end appliances including flat-glass cooktop, ultra low-sound dishwasher and compact clothes washer . . .

. . . to a work-of-art ‘glass wall’ to the lanai with feather-light centre-opening doors, a peaceful but high-efficiency Fujitsu Halcyon 18,000 BTU split air conditioner, and yes, even an electric sunshade on the lanai allowing full-lanai use and ocean views, even at the height of the afternoon sun . . .

. . . and backed by only the highest quality and thread-count linens and beddings for refreshing tropical sleep, unit 208 builds on the perfect beachside location of Hale Kai O’Kihei and puts you in the picture in one of the most luxurious and fully outfitted units this jewel of a building has to offer, including secure, free WiFI for the exclusive use of our guests.

And when you add this stunning unit to the perfect location? The Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of, matched by few other units in HKOK.

Relaxing in apartment 208 on the second floor of this beautiful Kihei beachfront property, the stress and pressures of hectic Mainland life are all but forgotten. Offering privacy and calm amid the sight, sound, and feel of gently breaking waves, swaying palm trees, and soothing ocean breezes, Hale Kai O’Kihei, with just over 50 units on three floors, delivers South Maui’s best boutique accommodation and oceanfront experience.

Enjoy the ocean view from your private lanai. Walk across the lawn beneath the swaying palms to swim in the warm, breathlessly blue Pacific. Stroll the quiet and largely undiscovered beach and return re-connected and renewed. Linger in the pool taking in the green lawn, the golden-sand beach, the Island of Lanai, and the sky that goes on forever. Watch the sunset from the warm sand at the edge of the beach, the palms behind you, the future and all its possibilities directly ahead.

This one-bedroom, second-floor oasis will be your ‘home away from home’ with all the amenities you will need for the Maui vacation for which you've been waiting. And Kihei, located on the sunny, southern shore of Maui, is only 20 minutes from the airport in Kahului.

This is one of the very nicest units in HKOK, and offers you the Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of.

This is a licensed vacation rental, so book with confidence. As well, in renting this unit, you are renting directly from the owner, not an agent or third-party representative. The owner has an Internal Revenue Service Tax Identification Number and a Hawaii Tax Identification Number (111-920-3328-01) for the collection and remittance of State of Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT) and State of Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET), and dutifully makes all remittances required by law while complying with, and reserving all protections under, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the United States — Canada Income Tax Convention.

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Adam Leamy, Owner
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

About Adam Leamy, Owner

We're like many of the guests we've met at Hale Kai O'Kihei over the years -- we've got demanding jobs, and put a lot of effort into our work. So there are times when we just want to get away from the stress for a few days, and get to a place where living is just easier, the demands less.

That philosophy guided our renovation and redecoration of our first Hale Kai O’Kihei apartment when we purchased it in 2008 (and sold in 2015). The same approach influenced the additions and touches we've added to this stunningly renovated unit #208, which we purchased in 2011.

We've added more “Maui” colour though a restfully exotic paint palette, thoughtful furnishings, finishings, and appliances, and additional locally sourced vintage Hawaiian artwork. We don’t like to pack too much when we come to Hale Kai O’Kihei, so we stock snorkels, fins, and masks, boogie boards and beach chairs right down to binoculars and tropical CDs for our guests and us to use.

We’re always learning more about what makes a stay at Hale Kai O’Kihei an outstanding experience for ourselves and our guests. And with #208, one of the nicest units in Hale Kai O’Kihei -- itself the best in boutique accommodation in South Maui -- we’ve perfected the delivery of the Hawaiian experience that we and our guests have dreamt of!

So join us in the great Maui adventure at Hale Kai O’Kihei! Come and visit and discover the Hawaiian holiday of your dreams!

Adam Leamy, Owner purchased this condo in 2011

Why Adam Leamy, Owner chose Kihei

We’ve been visiting HKOK since 1997, and bought our first apartment in 2008, selling it in 2015. This remarkable place, and the experience it offers, gets in your blood. Departures for us and our guests aren’t the end -- they’re just the start of planning for the next trip. And that’s the best way to finish a holiday -- making plans for the next one.

Each time we visit, HKOK delivers. Sometimes we’re doing errands and chores; other times, we’re true ‘guests’ ourselves, relishing the chance to do blissfully, decadently nothing. Just taking in the sights, the sounds, and the beauty of it all. And the great thing is that it’s all there, visible from the private lanai or for direct interaction by way of a few paces across the lawn, through the palm trees to the beach.

In March 2011, on a beach walk from HKOK, past the oceanfront estates on Halama St. through Kalama Park, and over a coffee at Kihei Caffe, the decision was made to buy #208. Why? Because in a world of sometimes wearying change HKOK is a welcome, restorative constant. And therein lies the HKOK charm: Shopping and services are a block away and those farther afield run the gamut from Macy’s to Tiffany’s. For us, the real draw continues to be this simple delight: Once we get in the door of #208, and put our groceries away, we're set, and can experience much of what we want from Maui, even whale watching, from our own lanai or our own front yard and beach.

The lure of Maui’s beaches, restaurants and places to watch the world slowly go by remains. But 208, uniquely renovated, offers a wondrous Hawaiian experience, all day long -- one many of us dreamt of in childhood on ‘sick days’ in colder climes, when game-show hosts Bob Barker or Tom Kennedy whisked winners away to Hawaii, affording us all a Technicolor glimpse of this exotic paradise.

Sitting on the edge of the beach with a glass of wine, long after the sun has disappeared? Still a star-gazer's paradise, and an awesome way to end any day.

What makes this condo unique

We love walking the beach first thing in the morning, before the sun peeks out over the edge of Haleakala, when ours are the first footprints in the sand.

We love the way that in the mid-morning, the water just off the shore is dead calm, and is as many shades of blue, blue-green, and turquoise you can count.

We love watching the horizon out past the shallows, where the water turns a deep, alluring blue, when the breaching Humpbacks send plumes of bright white spray into the air.

We love the midday when beach walkers and sun bathers take a break from the waves and the sun, seeking shade and sustenance, and a quiet falls over Hale Kai O’Kihei.

We love the mid-afternoon awakening when the wind picks up, the waves are more playful, drawing windsurfers and kite surfers to the shore and the challenges beyond.

We love the late afternoon, when the sun accelerates its race for the far side of Lanai and the lawn is a velvety canvas of yellows and greens, set against the dark slope of West Maui to the north, and a still-clear sky speaks to the promise of stars and far-away dreams to follow.

We love when the sun finally winks out behind Lanai, and those who have assembled on the lawn and beach to watch its farewell hug, kiss, or squeeze hands, in that knowing gesture which acknowledges that this one moment, this one sunset, experienced together, was what called them to Maui, and which they will use, in the years ahead, as the touchstone to remember their trip here, and why it was so special.

And then we love when darkness falls, and the two of us head down to the beach, lie back in the sand, and take in the enormity of the clarity and depth of the wondrous night sky.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo on Kihei on Maui

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 612 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A gorgeous bathroom featuring cherry-wood cabinetry, appointments by Kohler and Grohe, thick and thirsty Hotel Collection towels, a Maytag washer, plus various supplies -- a hair dryer, too -- to assist in making your stay comfortable and complete.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • There is a queen-size bed in the bedroom, and a new double-sized pull-out La-Z-Boy sofa bed in the living room with 8'' deep La-Z-Boy air mattress.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lutron lighting switches control overhead lights in the bathroom, hallway and kitchen, allowing you to set the light level to create the right mood -- set the preferred low-light level, and with one tap, soft lights come to life for a romantic, spa-like atmosphere; with two taps, full brightness. Casablanca “Charthouse" fan with mahogany 'Plantation Wicker" blades in living room, and Casablanca 'Capistrano' fan (also with mahogany blades) in the bedroom will evoke South Seas thoughts, while gently caressing with cool air. Outside, a lovely beachfront lawn, dotted with palm trees links you to the beach and blue waters beyond. When you want a break from the sun, but want to stay close to the water's edge, you can move your supplied beach and lounge chairs under the shade of rustling palms to read and relax, with the waves, whales, and horizon always in sight, and the beach just steps away.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 87 reviews

Once Again, a Fabulous Vacation at HKOK 208

  • 5 of 5

This condo is so welcoming and the ocean breezes from the lanai are magical. The condo is as lovely as we remembered it and Adam, you are an amazing host. Your concern for our comfort and enjoyment when the piece broke off the cooktop and your speed in getting a new one installed speaks volumes about how genuinely you care about the people who stay at HKOK 208. Thank you for the coffee and Prosecco and for use of the great snorkelling and beach equipment. We have rented many condos in many places, but none compares with yours - for location, comfort, care and attention to the needs of guests, recreational equipment provided and overall responsiveness of the owner. We spent two and a half weeks relaxing, swimming, enjoying the sunsets, touring and snorkelling. It is lovely to have a calm, safe swimming beach right out in front of the condo and we again saw turtles on the beach near the condo. We had some heavy rains so the ocean in front of the condo was brown for a few days from the rain runoff. We went elsewhere to swim those days. We spent a day driving up to the Blow Hole, picnicking and watching boogie boarders at D.T. Fleming park and snorkelling/swimming at Kapalua Beach. Great snorkelling there in calm, shallow waters. Spent a day touring around the Upcountry; viewed the art galleries and glass blowing studio in Makawao. Snorkelling at Secret Cove and Ulua Beach and Keawakapu beach. One early evening, we were at a beach near Paia and saw 40 giant turtles on the beach and more coming out of the ocean, working so hard to make their way up the beach. A wonderful, relaxing holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

vwey neat and well kept

  • 5 of 5

Sun, sea, sand, very neat property and condo. Bliss.

Mar and Rich

Ontario Canada

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr. and Mrs. C, this is a lovely note to receive on your stay, and a very meaningful one to me. As others reading this might have discovered if they've read several of these notes -- and in more than one response -- a long, long time ago, I had a high school math teacher who had every reason to fail me yet, instead, passed me. Despite being a late bloomer on matters academic, I had plans, and I aimed to see them through. But that gesture of faith, or of pity, made the difference, and university followed, as did, in time, graduate school at USC, a career, and all manner of achievement, some big, some small. But all significant for the act of a teacher that made them possible. That patient high-school math teacher was Mr. C, and I've never forgotten his kindness. And since buying at HKOK, I've invited Mr. and Mrs. C. to visit every couple of years, as my guest. My sense is that, this time, the trip from Toronto was harder for you both -- that math class was in 1979, so none of us is getting any younger. Still, as long as you're able to safely make the trip, there's always room for you at HKOK208. Such is the enduring appreciation of a remarkably kind, and significant gesture from long ago. Adam
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A Gem of a Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our nine night stay in the condo was very very pleasant. The condo offers very updated furnishings, it has everything you would need for a comfortable stay. The view from the lanai is spectacular, a great place to watch a sunset ,a great place to have coffee in the morning, a great place to sip a bottle of wine, a great place to watch humpback whales.

The surrounding area offers grocery stores, restaurants, churches, all the while remaining a quiet area . Our host could not have been more thorough in his communication and was easily reached, even during a missile threat!

We can easily recommend this is as a place you would like to stay at when you come to Maui, when we return to Maui we hope it will be available for ourselves.

Do yourself a favor, and consider this VRBO property when staying in South Maui.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahh, yes. The Hawaii False Alarm heard around the world. You’re very kind to offer such a thorough description of why Hale Kai O’Kihei ticks so many boxes, but I know from our exchanges just how upsetting that false alarm was, and the fear that it caused. Please accept my apologies for such an ugly intrusion on your time on Maui. As well, you have my appreciation for your willingness to see the goodness there, even when others who should know better take it for granted, and cause such upset. It was a pleasure having you at HKOK208, and we'd be so pleased to see you return. Adam
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Victoria BC Canada

Our second stay in Adam and Michelle’s condo at HKOK was even better than the first!

  • 5 of 5

We were thoroughly thrilled with our stay at Adam and Michells condo this past Christmas. This was our second stay in their lovely condo and even though our first stay was perfect we loved a few specific things that made this stay even more special. From the local magazines on the table, the bottle of wine and pound of Kona coffee upon arrival to the new beach chairs and body boards we were surprised with such attention to detail and maintenance done on not only the condo itself but the bonus amenities as well. One thing we were thrilled with this time around was the amazing newly redone pool and patio just outside the lanai. They did a gorgeous job renovating this area and the pool was magnificent on the hot balmy evenings to cool off after a day of exploration. This place has such a perfect location in that it works as the ultimate home base and is an equal distance from all of the different areas of Maui so you really can explore a new direction on the island each day with a comparable drive to the previous day. This is also so close to much of Kiheis night life and really a short drive back from a night strolling down front street in Lahaina with a much better view of sunsets than the western part of the island. On our second to last night at the condo we took an evening stroll at sunset down to the left end of the beach our front and around the path to the adjoining beach and found three sea turtles that were 5 feet long cooling down on the sand as the sun began to set. Of our multiple trips to Maui we have had some of our most magical moments on the beach right out front of the condo and the neighboring beaches that are simply a short walk away. Truly a hidden gem on Maui. From unlocking the door at check in to locking up at check out we were delighted with everything that Adam and Michells condo had to offer and we would recommend this over all the other places we have stayed on Maui. This will always be our go to place when visiting. We hope that this helps anyone who is looking to rent this place make a decision they will be happy they made for years to come. This place truly makes us understand why they say Maui no ka ‘oi!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely note! You’ve covered the landscape, and because of that, the part that really struck me was your reference to ‘exploration.’ I have to admit that for some time, we fell into a comfortable habit of arriving, and just settling in. Yes, lots of chores, always, so we love that when they’re done — or when we need a break in the middle to recharge — we just hit the lanai, or walk across the lawn, and take in the sound and sight of the waves on the beach, the palm trees rustling, the whales breaching, and that gorgeous horizon. But a gift to us of Hawaii Magazine with its features on out-of-the-way places, and new or long-standing local eateries off the beaten track urged us farther afield, and we’ve found that with each trip, we’re once again ‘discovering’ Maui, as if for the first time. As you point out, there’s usually current and recent copies of Hawaii Magazine on the coffee table and, as some reading this will know, we’ve started providing one-year subscriptions to all our guests so that they might be similarly assisted in the vacation planning. In fact, we were there ten days ago for a very short trip, and saw that several copies of Hawaii Magazine had guests’ mailing labels on them! I think that when guests are bringing their copies from home with them to use as a resource while staying at Hale Kai O’Kihei, the idea of ‘exploration’ is alive and well! Again, a lovely note, and thank you so much for sharing with us all the thrills and rewards of exploring Maui, and making clear how Hale Kai O’Kihei meets satisfies the urge to explore, and the simple delight of seeing and enjoying what’s offered right off the lanai, and across the lawn. Adam
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Terrific Maui getaway on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation on Maui in this beachfront condo. The beach - with beautiful views of Molokini and a couple of other islands - was a couple hundred feet away. We enjoyed watching whales out in the ocean with binoculars thoughtfully provided by the owner.

The owner of the condo was very helpful and responsive to suggestions. There were thoughtful touches throughout: snorkel gear; beach chairs/mats/umbrella; boogie boards; even drink holders to use at the beach!

The location was perfect for us: within a five-minute walk was church, grocery station, coffee shop, sit-down and quick service restaurants, and even a community theater (ProArts Maui). It was incredibly convenient and also well-situated to get anywhere else on the island, including beautiful beaches for lounging, snorkeling, or boogie boarding.

We can enthusiastically recommend a vacation getaway at this condo on Maui!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s funny how things change over time. The last several guests have, in the early days of their visit, sent us some truly lovely pictures of them adjusting to life on the beach and in the apartment. In all the years we’ve done this, these pictures are only a recent development. What makes it particularly special to us is that I know from the guests’ emails leading up to their trips that they’ve been running flat out, and are in need of a break. Maybe they have a week, maybe ten days or, for some of the luckier ones, two weeks. But, as it seems to me, they need a place where they can very, very quickly go to ground. Those pictures tell the story — within a day, sometimes less, they’ve pretty much settled in and ‘gone local.’ The smiles seem deep and easy, the stance relaxed, and the togetherness once again close and tight. Man, I love getting those pictures and seeing the difference a nice place can make, and how fast it can make it. You two did the same, sending a delightful picture of you relaxed, happy, and at ease with all. I cannot tell you how lovely it is to receive such a gift. You were grand guests in every way. Normally I try to refrain from making suggestions as preference is very much a personal thing. But your Maui questions and holiday plans had such enthusiasm that it seemed only right to pass along some of our favourites and reliable ‘go-to’ Maui gems. Any worthwhile innkeeper wants all his guests to have the time they wanted, and better. But you seemed particularly keen, and I admit to having had special hopes that you’d find your Maui. You did, and I cannot tell you how pleased that makes me for you. Thank you for bringing your kindness to Maui, Hale Kai O’Kihei, and to this wonderful little apartment on the ocean’s edge. Please do come back, any time you can. Adam
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Victoria BC

Perfection - time & again!

  • 5 of 5

This is our fifth stay at HKOK208 and every time it surprises us that it keeps getting better. I say surprised because it is perfect every time. How do you improve on perfection? Well I think you never lower your standards and you always want to your guests to have the best stay possible. This kind of service is rare today and that is why we keep coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the great delights in providing accommodation to guests is thinking about how to improve guests’ experience, finding the best means to do it, and then implementing the enhancement. To be sure, a key part of it is making sure that what’s already made available to guests is in top form. So a great supply of spares ensures that somehow, as we walk across that threshold, everything looks, well, new. And that’s a great feeling for us or for any guest. I have to say that’s it’s an incredibly detail-oriented effort, and for that reason, something I quite enjoy. And indeed, it’s what makes a stay with us very, very different than a stay with an agency-run apartment, where one-size-fits-all is the norm, where the bar is usually quite low in terms of fit, furnishing, and content quality. Nothing wrong with that kind of apartment; it’s just a bit soulless for us. But that attention to detail is just about maintaining what’s already available to our guests. What about adding to what’s there, what about the touches the build upon what’s already a pretty rare, and remarkable experience? For me, that’s where the extra fun is, and per your comment and its import, I think it’s what’s bringing guests back for their second, third, fourth and in your case and that of several others, their fifth visits! It means striking arrangements with L’Occitane for our toiletries; and now Molten Brown of London. And finding a way to get them to Hawaii, and Maui. It means doing special things when we know guests are celebrating milestones when they’re staying with us. It means phasing out fresh flowers when we could not get a steady level of quality from local suppliers, and putting in place something that’s longer lasting, like the one-year subscription to Hawaii Magazine that we now provide all our guests — allowing them to receive in their homes, months before their visits to Maui, a truly wonderful publication that lets them read and see some of the cultural, dining, entertainment, and off-the-beaten-track adventures that await them. I cannot wait to get my copy either! It’s transformed our experience of Maui and of all the islands. At the outset, I said that one of the great delights in providing accommodation to guests is improving guests’ experience. And with that, one of the great satisfactions is seeing guests return year after year. Thank you for staying with us all these years, and for driving us to to constantly do more, and do better. Adam
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A gently sloping sandy beach leads to rewarding swimming and snorkeling at Hale Kai O'Kihei (two snorkel sets are located in the bedroom closet), with low-tide opportunities to walk along the edge of the reef and experience small, beautiful aquatic life.


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Cleaning Fee £98.55
Damage Deposit £211.17

Cancellation Policy: If booking cancelled at least 60 days prior to arrival, a 100% refund will be made. If cancelled between 60 and 30 days prior to arrival, a 50% refund will be made. Cancellations less than 30 days before arrival are 100% non-refundable, although the $300 security deposit, and the cleaning fee are refunded. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 PM (Central Standard Time) on the appropriate day. There is no refund for shortened stays after arrival. No fee is charged for arrival- or departure-date changes if there is time available and changes are made well in advance; if there is not time available, the cancellation policy will apply. Please purchase travel cancellation insurance if you think your plans may change or be interrupted.

Seven-night minimum stay. Rates are for two people. Summer 2018 rate (Apr. 1, 2018 - Dec. 15, 2018) $170/nt. Winter 2018-2019 rate (Dec. 16, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019) $275/nt. Summer 2019 rate (Apr. 1, 2019 - Dec. 15, 2019) $160/nt. Cleaning fee is $140. Rates subject to 14.42 HI State Tax (HI Tax ID 111-920-3328-01). We offer guests staying 28 nights or more a 10% discount.

Year-in-advance reservations: Airlines generally don’t post their flight schedules more than a year in advance. For guests who have booked their stay with us in advance of airlines’ publication of their schedules, a difficulty has been created when airline schedules are announced, and flight options don’t coordinate with the dates guests have booked with us. As we are often fully booked, we’ve been unable to change guests’ accommodation dates to match flights. This was very frustrating for guests, so we don't accept reservations more than a year in advance of guest arrival at Hale Kai O’Kihei. That said, we offer our current guests the first opportunity to book the apartment for the same time period in the following year. To take advantage of this, please make your reservation for the following year during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.