* 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 key less 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!
* New ductless AC in living room and bedroom
* ceiling fans throughout
* 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
**** And YES all my rates are IN US $ only!
Sorry to all my wonderful CANADIAN guests!) ****
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 ‘cool’ things down if needed). By staying in our unit you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, 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 views and privacy throughout the whole unit.
While enjoying your morning and evening beverage on the 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 comfy at all seasons we have ceiling and standing fans besides our AC system.
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 if you are interested let me know and I will send you a U-Tube link.)
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, (about 30 vacation rental units) which keeps the pool uncrowded and very often you will be the only one there.
It has more the feeling of you being among the locals than tourists 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. Being on the top floor and the bedroom in the back gives ourunit a much more superior location than some other units below us or facing on S. Kihei Rd. directly.
For more pictures, details go to our website by selecting 'owner info' and scroll down to 'Links for more information"; and select that link.
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,
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* ONE FINAL NOTE: Before you enter your payment info, please make sure your verify rates and dates with me FIRST. (I do hold sometimes) Once you enter your payment info I can no longer edit your booking. So please make sure all your info especially your guest count is correct before you commit.
*****PLEASE confirm with me FIRST before giving your payment info. I do hold dates while guest look for flights not shown on calendar.
*This condo is licensed for vacation rentals,
HAWAII TAX ID# TA-043-923-8656-01
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
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.
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
(I know it can get overwhelming out there and I am here to help!)
VRBO is making too many error and sends out incorrect info in our name, we are therefore not responsible for anything that they list or quote to you.(that includes cancelation polices.
Just a quick thank you for letting us use your condo. What a great spot!! We loved the view from the lanai every day. It was fun to watch the beginner surfers out front. The palm trees made it special for me. It is amazing to see how much Maui has changed in the last year. I have been going to Maui for the last 30 years and have seen lots of changes. ( My in-laws live in Wailuku.) I can remember when Wailea was just palm trees and sand. I was shocked to see it all developed. I guess I hadn't been in that area in years. We had a boat take us from the Kihei landing to Makena area. There was a pod of dolphins that followed us. When we got there there where 2 sea turtles. It was really a beautiful moment.
The only thing at the condo was when I opened the curtains one day and a couple of the hooks broke. Sorry, but I found some more at Ace and put them up. The spares are in the kitchen drawer. Also on the dryer you may want to note where the vent is located. We had just been in a condo in Tahoe and it took us for ever to find the vent in the same kind of dryer. Every thing else was great.
Thanks again for your help and the use of your home.
First of all, I have never reviewed a stay. This is my first one, ever. I am reluctant to do so, because I read them to help me with my choices. So, if I give this stay a positive review, I will have less chance of every getting a stay here again! But, I have to say - FABULOUS! I stay about one week a month in Hawaii on business and sometimes bring my wife. We strive for great places on or very near the beach with gourmet kitchens. This place is fabulous! The owners made very good use of feng sui to make the feel open and airy, which is important to my wife - she has claustrophobia. The furnishings are quality and impeccably matched to give you the "Tommy Bahama" island feel that is hard to pull off - but it is. It's the attention to detail that is present. This place is very clean and orderly. Well thought out - it's obvious the owner has fun and enjoys the creative talent of thematic island decor and pulls it off, exquisitely! Everything claimed is true - no hyperbole. You don't need to read between the line on the description - you get it all, just as stated. The air conditioning was in great working order and quiet. AT&T Cellular works great. This place is worthy to have repeat stays and will stay on my favorite list, but, now that the word is out, I'll probably never see a vacancy, but you know, my stay was grand, the work put in to make my stay great and the will to keep it that way is evident - the owners deserve to have this place filled 365!
We really enjoyed our stay, the living room is large and quite nice, with a well stocked kitchen. The condo faces south-ish, towards Molokini Carter - we liked the view better than a straight western view, we could still see the sunset, but could also see the other direction towards Mt. Haleakala. At night we could spot Saturn, Mars, and Venus from the lanai (with help from Google Sky Map). The bedroom faces the other direction and is quiet and stays fairly cool (it's really quiet, so quiet we had to take the battery operated wall clock down since we could hear it ticking - but we put it back before we left:). The owner provided detailed instructions on the best way to get to the condo (about 3 minutes from the highway), how to find the parking, the elevator, and the room + lock (photos included). They even included a parking pass, so we just had to put it in the car window and slip part of it under the office door - no need to wait around for someone to be in the office.
We had a car, but you could stay here without one - there are great restaurants within a few blocks (Kihei Cafe [opens at 5:00am if you're out of whack timezone wise like us], Ohana Seafood Grill, Three's, Piai Fish Market, and Java Lava). There's a grocery store a block further up the street (Foodland, doesn't look like much from the outside, but its a nice big grocery store on the inside). And about .8 miles south a small version of whole foods (Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods).
Across the street is Kalama Park, which has a roller staking rink and skate board park (we didn't do either, but watched the kids) - the park is a great place to watch the sunset. Further south is Charley Young beach (great beach), and the Kamaole beach parks. If you like to walk, you can start at the condo and walk to Charley Young, then continue on the beach about 1.5 miles south. There are a couple of condos on the beach that have pedestrian walkways so you can stay by the water the whole way). Eventually you end up at the Kihei boat ramp.
We would definitely stay here again.
-We stayed 9 days October/16 -
There are a number of VRBO's to pick from on Maui. South Kihei is the location you want. It is central on the island and has lots to see and do without even leaving this area. We loved the view from this unit. Although it is across the road from the water there is more to see because of this from the 6th floor lanai . You can see the beautiful water and 2 beaches as well as mountain and park landscapes. There are business around this condo building but none that are open late. Absolutely no noise issues here at all outside or inside the building. This unit is easy walking distance to shops of all kinds and entertainment both early and late in the day. We enjoyed some great live entertainment and happy hours at a few of the restaurants! The pool is great and BBQ (Weber grills) area we usually had to ourselves. The accommodations are very comfortable and clean. Every detail has been addressed. The pictures are not overstating this lovely unit. The owners obviously love their piece of heaven and want you to as well. We found the owners very accommodating and easy to communicate with, much preferred to the less personal touch of dealing with a larger travel company. If we are lucky enough to be able to return to Maui and this unit is available we would re-book.
How did we like our stay in this condo? We booked our next stay from the lanai the morning we were flying out to go home! Dorli is a great owner with good communication. Easy to find from airport. Condo was clean and well apportioned. About everything you'd need in the kitchen plus multiple coolers from small to large and beach toys etc. Decently comfortable bed and pillows, not like home but definitely better than many! Slept well. Great having good working AC when it's hot and muggy outside. The pictures in the listing are not an exaggeration, great view. Some reviews thought traffic noisy but we didn't find it that bad at all. Yes there's traffic driving in front of the condo so it's not like being directly on the ocean front but not paying for that premium either, it's a fair compromise IMO.
I had never been to Maui before. I will never stay in a hotel, it is just a manufactured vacation . The location of this unit is perfect to walk to a few places, even with the threat of hurricanes it was sunny and perfect the entire time. This unit on the top floor is amazing, perfect for the two if us ( it was a surprise b day gift). The view is unobstructed of the mountains and the perfect ocean. Paddle Boarding and surf lesson right across the street, it was good people watching while having coffee on the Lani WE WILL BE BACK
We loved staying at Island Surf. Waking up to a spectacular view of the ocean and rolling waves every morning was a high light. The condo was so well furnished and supplied with all the things you need for a great holiday. Beach chairs, snorkelling gear, reef walkers, boogie boards and even an esky which we used a lot for day trips and picnics.
The location is fabulous with everything within walking distance e.g. supermarket, bars, restaurants etc.
We would love to stay again in the future and can highly recommend this accommodation.
Sally & Pete
tropical island yes but at the same time you can find all the comfort you need, from organic health food stores to great local restaurant and shops in any price range. My mom needs a hairdresser once a week, no problem there is one on the ground level and a masseuse as well. )
|Cleaning||£105 + Tax|
|Registration/Parking||£37 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£162|
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