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3 Bd, 2 BA Condo: Swimming Pool, Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) ...or 9 if someone takes the couch

Every single furnishing is brand new as of May 1st 2012. For 2015 we just purchased a new couch, new living room rugs, and a new refrigerator. We designed this unit to be clean and modern, but still have a vibe of the islands.

We purchased and set up this 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo primarily so that our two daughters could grow up and have Maui be a big part of their lives.

Our program is that we load up our girls, ages 8 months and 3 in the morning at our home in the Columbia Gorge, fly out of Portland International and arrive in Kahului in early afternoon. We then rent a car, load up the suitcases and head to Kihei.

My wife and I typically bring along a sibling and/or friend and their family because the condo can easily accomodate 2 families. Once we arrive at Koa Resort, we simply enter a door code for the condo and we're in. Then it's a mad dash to dig out swimsuits and either head to the beach across the street or the gigantic pool on the grounds.

My wife and I typically take the loft master bedroom. It has its own bathroom and a king size bed with a tempurpedic foam mattress.

My sister and her husband set up camp in the downstairs bedroom that has a queen size bed. The palms right outside its window make for a cool effect, especially as the trade winds rustle their leaves.

The kids all quickly begin squabbling over who gets which bunk. All 4 bunks have memory foam mattresses and all beds in the house have mattress and pillow protectors that get cleaned between every use along with every scrap of bedding. Suitcases get unpacked haphazardly and long pants and shoes get replaced with swimsuits and bare feet.

My twenty something year old sister gets the couch in the living room.

The fast movers in the crew (kids) round up the easiest pushover adult they can find and immediately b-line it to the pool. Barring the Grand Wailea, the pool is probably one of the coolest kid pools in all of Maui. From the bridge to the hot tub is shallow enough for 2-5 year olds to wade in. This makes things WAY more relaxing for the adult(s) supervising. Behind the pool is shuffleboard, and showers disguised as bamboo are incorporated into the landscaping.

After about a half an hour the adults get unpacked and make a game plan for gearing up the condo for the trip. Fortunately, there is a ton of shopping close to the condo. We throw soft racks on top of the rental car, load up some surfboards and then round up the kids. We usually don't bother drying them off from the pool and throw them in the car and head toward Kalama beach.

The wind swell makes perfect little waves for kids or learning how to surf here. A couple of adults now run to Safeway for supplies, while the rest of us kick it on the beach and take turns pushing the kids into waves. After about an hour or two when the shopping is done we all head back to the condo.

We now unpack groceries, people take showers, and we plan dinner. Even though the kitchen is freshly remodeled, we typically barbecue outside in one of the common areas. The trade winds and tropical landscaping make it hard not to. There is also ping pong and tennis right next to the gas grills that the kids mess around with while we cook.

Usually the men get stuck grilling with some of the kids, while the moms mix up Pina Coladas back at the condo. They are kicking it on the huge lanai while the little kids watch a quick video on the new flat 52' LED flat screen TV w/PlayStation 3.

During dinners we usually plan the following day. There are copies of Maui guidebooks in the condo to help you do the same and you'll quickly learn there is always something for everyone in Maui.

Our familie's focus is being active and the ocean, but even after living in Maui and countless follow on trips, we always find something new. Know that kiteboarding, windsurfing, surfing, stand up paddling, whale watching, snorkeling, sunbathing, shopping, restaurants, and bars are all within a couple of miles of the condo.

We can't wait to go back and if you stay at Unit 3N hope you feel the same.


Gabe, Esina, Oceana, & Indie

Keywords: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Kihei, Condo, Koa, resort, flat screen tv, new, remodel, remodeled, beach, kiteboard, windsurf, kitesurf, surf, sail, whale watch, pool, maui, beautiful, clean

More Details

Gabe Burgess
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Gabe Burgess

I am a former airline pilot that now works with unmanned aircraft and my wife is an executive.

We have 2 amazing daughters, ages 9 and 5 that Maui has already made a big impact upon. Our last trip was especially memorable in that our 8 year old made some big strides in surfing and our 3 year old became confident enough with her mask and fins to look at fish and turtles at turtle town without assistance from Mom and Dad.

Gabe Burgess purchased this condo in 2012

Why Gabe Burgess chose Kihei

Location combined with the extra room that a 3 bedroom unit provides were the main factors. Koa Resort only has 52 units on 5+ acres. The pool and proximity to beach, restaurants, and shopping sealed the deal.

What makes this condo unique

This location is central to everything on Maui. We can cross the street to go kiteboarding or stand up paddle, walk to restaurants/coffee shops, or drive to either Lahaina, Kahului, or even the North Shore easily.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo on Kihei on Maui County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel crib can be moved to any room
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Beds
  • King size beds (1) Tempurpedic mattress, with mattress and pillow protectors. Down comforter with duvet covers that get changed between each use., Queen size Beds (1) Memory foam mattress pad with mattress and pillow protectors. Down comforter with duvet covers that gets changed between each use., Baby Cribs (1) Travel crib that can be assembled when needed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) L-shaped sectional converts to queen size bed. Long portion of sectional has hidden compartment that stows bedding, while short section has slider that raises to make L shape a big rectangle. Comes equipped with pillows and comforter., Bunk Beds (2) 2 separate bunk beds (sleeps 4). Bunk beds all have memory foam mattresses with mattress and pillow protectors. All beds have down comforters with duvet covers that get changed between each use.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We also have on-site a travel crib and a stroller. Our focus is keeping all amenities clean and in tip top condition.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

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3 Bd, 2 BA Condo: Swimming Pool, Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.0961537 based on 52 reviews

Great Value

  • 4 of 5

Quiet complex with a great pool, nice tennis courts, a ping pong table and excellent bbq's. Bunk beds in the one room slept 4 of the kids and made it easy for two families to share. Having two washrooms each with a shower also kept sharing simple. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review!
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Nice basic place

  • 3 of 5

This was a nice and basic rental, as advertised. Only real issue was the upstairs bathroom shower/tub needed a deep cleaning. Other than that it's in a nice little community with fun pool and amenities, nice kitchen, and area! Thanks Gabe!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just finished a remodel of the upstairs bathroom shower and tub. Brand new tile, tub, and shower.
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Unhappy guest

  • 2 of 5

Our stay here was not to our satisfaction at all! There is no air conditioner in the unit and the unit get very hot during the night. Even with the windows open no wind blows through the unit. Three couples on this 9-day trip and one got stuck with a room with 2 bunk beds with ladders. So, there was no way we could've put the beds together. It was awful!!!! Overall the unit was clean and the kitchen had all the utensil needed to fix our meals.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry you we're unhappy on your trip. We wish you would have contacted us during your stay because we could have shown you how to open up both the lanai and the bedrooms at the same time to allow the trade winds to blow through and cool the unit. We just installed all new screens to keep this system operating as cleanly and efficiently as possible. If the trades aren't blowing, the fans can be utilized. In regards to your surprise concerning no AC and the bunk beds, our listing clearly outlines how the unit is furnished. It was setup from the start for 2 families with kids. The idea was for 2 sets of parents each get their own "Master Bedrooms" and kids get their own bunkroom. The sectional couches in the living room and at the top and bottom of the spiral staircase are for overflow sleeping (typically older kids or in our case Grandma...). We clearly state no AC and display pictures of every room. I will be in Maui December 9-19 remodeling the upstairs bathroom. I will personally check all the windows and doors to ensure the unit opens up and ventilates as advertised. We have had guests complain about this before, typically only in summer, and with a bit of digging, discover that they don't have the unit truly opened up. There are sliding windows, sliding doors, louvered windows, and hinged doors that are all newly screened. They all need to be opened up if cooling is desired. Big Mahalos, Gabe
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Nice apartment, nice location, well equipped for 8 Adults

  • 4 of 5

We had great time and no issues during our stay. We enjoyed the apartment located in a nice and quiet residential resort, with a nice pool where the kids had great time when the beaches were too windy. The kitchen was plenty of tools, maybe some bigger pan and pot would be useful if you host 10 people.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice condo

  • 4 of 5

Very nice condo, close to everything., impressed. Will come back if price doesn't change.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Let me preface by starting with a review of the Condo.

The location is great. Not noisy. The pool was great and we never had trouble parking.

When we arrived the unit windows were all closed. This made for one very hot night. The fans in this home are a joke. Seriously. They are the absolutely cheapest fans you can find and create more airflow than cold air. The kids were crying in bed that night they were so

The upstairs bed was comfortable. This room has it's own bathroom which is not shown in pictures, but is dingy looking.

The queen bedroom downstairs is not a proper bed. It's an egg crate foam topper on a pillow like "mattress". It is a very hard and noisey.

The bathroom downstairs of great. Newly remodeled.

The kitchen was nice. The only frustration was that the induction stove top was not user friendly and came with no instructions. My mother in law has one at home and she couldn't stop the beeping that would sometimes ensue for hours.

The dining table and living room were comfortable.

The best fan in the house broke the second day there. I contacted the property manager, Cindy. She was off the island so asked that we go to Wal-Mart and pick one up. She recommend a $40 wind tunnel fan. She told us to leave the receipt and the owner would reimburse us. NEVER DID.

Here is where we ran into more trouble. There is a stack washer/dryer unit in the condo. We were using it with no problem until the day before we left. The wash cycle wouldn't stop running and the kids clothes were locked inside. There is a kitten plastic D loop that locks automatically when the cycle is running and there no way to stop it. In a panic my father and brother in law broke the plastic loop to get our clothes out. When I let the manager know she didn't respond. We didn't try to hide that it was broken. I received an email saying our $500 deposit had been kept. We called the owner, Gabe, a few days later to explain the situation and that we would be happy to take care of the cost to replace. (It needs a $10 piece and some screws). The function of the washer was not altered in any way. He was very kind and said he understood and would let us know what the repair bill was. We have owned rental units before so we understand!

That was a month ago almost. We've called, messaged, no answer.

We tried to be honest and do the right thing by paying for the piece we broke on an already broken machine. Gabe kept our $500 instead. With no further communication.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Cross S. Kihei Road from Koa Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalama Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach across the street
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtle Town
Car: recommended

kiteboarding, kite surfing, kitesurfing, kite boarding, stand up paddle, sup, beach across the street from Koa Resort.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo on Kihei, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Whale Watching Season 2018
12 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
10 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
16 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £356.2
Cleaning Fee £117.55 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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