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Breathtaking Clear Ocean View, Incredible Value

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4


Imagine enjoying your morning coffee as whales play in the warm Pacific Ocean that lies just yards away. Enjoy long strolls on the beach - a refreshing dip in the pool and a relaxing Jacuzzi hot tub under the Maui stars and moon with the ambiance of Hawaiian tiki torches. Or prepare your own BBQ feast on one of several BBQ grills pool side while watching spectacular sunsets at night.

Welcome to tropical paradise in our beautifully furnished oceanfront condominium.

These pleasures can be experienced from our fully furnished condo at kauhale makai resort (village by the sea). This luxurious oceanfront condo has gorgeous, uninterrupted panoramic views of the pacific ocean, new and fantastic sunsets every night, the west maui mountains and neighboring islands. Our condo offers a queen-sized bed in the bedroom and a couch that also opens to a queen size bed in the living room. The kitchen has all new appliances and is, of course, fully equipped. There is a dining area, which seats four. There are lanais off the living room and the master bedroom. Our condo, which has central air conditioning, contains a flat screen TV, DVD player and has high-speed internet access. There are coin-op washers and dryers mere steps away as is the elevator.

Kauhale Makai resort is located on the leeward side of Maui, in the town of Kihei. The mountains protect this area from the storms and rains of the northern and eastern parts of the island. The complex consists of two six-story buildings, each with two elevators. It features a pool, hot tub, kiddie pool, putting green, shuffleboard, gas barbeques and volleyball court. Public tennis courts are just a short walk away. Many of Maui's world famous beaches and renowned golf courses are located just minutes away. Our central location is convenient to many of Maui's natural attractions, not to mention restaurants, shopping, grocery stores and entertainment.

The palm-dotted white sand beach fronting the property is popular with windsurfers during the summer and offers exquisite sunsets. Located on the longest continuous beach on Maui, Kauhale Makai is just 100 yards from the ocean, with public swimming beaches and lifeguards minutes away. A central common area includes five gas barbecue grills, three picnic tables, a pool surrounded by a sundeck, a hot tub and a children's pool. The grounds also include a putting green, shuffle board, and laundry facilities; a small market by the front desk, and free parking. Our guests are welcome to use the two public tennis courts and volleyball nets located to the south of the grounds.

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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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Member since: 2015
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10 October, 2016


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Breathtaking Clear Ocean View, Incredible Value
average rating of 3.8 based on 10 reviews

a little disapointing

  • 2 of 5

We were disappointed by the broken shower head, the clunky door, the exposed outlet behind the bed and the beginning of mold growing just inside the patio door. Also, not every unit has a breathtaking clear ocean view. We had an excellent view of the parking lot with just a little of the ocean in the distance. The trash chute was also broken during our stay so we had to trek our garbage around the building while hunting for the dumpster. Still, the location was perfect, Maui was lovely, and the owner of our unit and all the staff were friendly and welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could easily be improved

  • 3 of 5

The location is ideal in central Kihei. The building and surrounds are well maintained. The office staff were welcoming and helpful.

This unit could be improved by replacing the sheets which are polyester and uncomfortable to sleep on( cotton would be lovely) The pillows are perspiration stained and should be replaced The towels are a grey-beige color. I wonder what they were when new? The mat in the bath has black mould on it as has the inner shower curtain. There is no cutting board, colander or tea towels in the kitchen, otherwise it is well equipped. The glass sliding doors to the lanai are very difficult to slide as are the screen doors which have tears in them.Both need new runners installed. A few hundred dollars spent on the unit would bring it up to scratch. I hope the owner does this soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for bringing these issues to my attention. We have actually replaced rollers on the screens 2 or 3 times this year alone...the railings have been cleaned, lubricated, but still every now and then we get this problem. I had just placed a colander in kitchen, I don't know if you couldn't find it or its gone AWAL! Its one of those folding types so perhaps you missed it. All the other items that you mentioned are replaced. You were 100% correct, very low cost improvement, and they are all being taken care of. Thanks again for bringing to our attention
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Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

This property was an ideal home away from home for our time on Maui. The apartment is spacious, clean, and open. Access to a dishwasher is key, as is laundry (a necessity on a long vacation). Double wide patio/balcony space allows for lazy mornings reading in the sun and breezy nights with the curtains swaying to the Maui air. Comfortable bedding, great shower pressure, and a lovely vanity. Great location right off the beach, and it seemed like the building was smack in the middle of everything we wanted to do on the island.

And here's the kicker -

We had thought we booked this location for 6 nights, but due to our error, we only booked it five. So on the day we were due to check out at ten am, we received a call from the owner early in the afternoon notifying us of our error and their need to get us the heck out of there for guests coming later that day. Shocking as this was to us (idiots), and inconveniencing as it was for everyone else, the situation was only exacerbated by the fact that we got the news while we were in Hana (which happens to be at LEAST two hours from everywhere on the island due to a winding mountain road that goes on for miles and miles.

Needless to say, we were quite embarrassed and panicked, and we immediately turned around to head back and clear out. We were in touch with the owner the whole time, and instead of ripping us a new one (which would have been understandable), he was patient as we remedied the situation as quickly as we could. What we thought could have been a disaster wasn't thanks to the understanding of the owner. On top of that, he even offered to ask around other friends with rentals if they had anything available to put us up if need be (remember we thought we were staying until the next day). Such an offer was a unexpected courtesy given our mishandling of the dates, and though we ended up staying with friends, that gesture stood out.

Often times great deals and prices are just that, but here you get a killer spot for an affordable price, with piece of mind knowing that you're renting from someone with integrity and empathy - rare finds in the world.

-Justin and Emily.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WoW! I read the review from Emily at least 5 times! I did ask for good review but she gave us such fantastic review, that many people will think she is an insider!!! (She is not, trust us we never met in person and only know each other from this stay). Emily and Justin are great couple, it happens to all of us to somehow screw up the itinerary, I once forgot I don;t have China visa in the taxi 5 minutes away form the airport..... Reviews like this gives us more encouragement to improve and live up to them. Needless to say Emily and Justin are most welcome to stay again and highly recommend them to all owners. I am truly humbled by her review.
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Imlay City, MIchigan

Kihei vacation March 1-31 2016

  • 3 of 5

This was our 20th trip to Maui, and the first time we have stayed in this unit. We were a little disappointed with the condition of the unit, so I contacted the owner with our concerns, he took care of the issues quickly, the unit now has new cookware, silverware, a new blender, and two cullanders for draining pasta. I recommend a couple more improvements such as ceiling fans, and the owner will be looking at the possibility of installing these. The unit was clean, bed comfortable, and plenty of towels. Very nice wide screen tv with basic cable, WiFi was wonderful no problems connecting. I would have liked a table on the lanai so t that we could have eaten lunch/dinner out there. There was two beach towels, and one beach chair, would have been nice to have had two. There was pictures on the walls which made for a homey atmosphere. I do have to say t that I was impressed how fast the owner responded to my concerns. I would stay here again knowing that he would respond.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy with Roberta and specially appreciate improvements she recommended. Just an explanation that her disappointment was due to some kitchen items ( old cookware/flatware, missing blender and these issues have been addressed) not the unit itself. Also there is a ceiling fan in the dining area and existing wiring doesn't have provisions (specially hard due to concrete ceiling) for additional fans. We do appreciate Roberta's comments which helps us improve the condo. Thanks again and we will be very happy to host her again Mahalo!
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Nice apartment in good location

  • 4 of 5

We didnt want to make a reservation in a

resort because we were going to be exploring the island all day. The price of this apartment is very reasonable. It has a master bedroom and a bed sofa in the living room, one bathroom, kitchen and dining table. Matresses were comfortable, clean bed sheets and towels are provided. Furniture is not brand new but it is very decent and in good shape. No carpet in the apartment which I think makes a place easier to clean. (carpets retain lots of germs unless you wash them with hot steam) toilet paper, dish soap for one or two days is provided, there is a new large tv in the living room with lots of channels. Apartment has Free Wifi with good signal.

The owner answered all my questions by email before our arrival and we made arragements for late check in with no problem. Laundry room is almost infront of the apartment door and the machines need quaters but the front desk can change your bills for quaters. The beach is two minutes walk and water was very calm. The pool has also a paddling pool perfect for our toddlers and pools were clean. There are also grills available in the green areas. Apartment has one designated parking spot. From the main airport to there it took us a 20 minute drive :) mahalo

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful and accurate review! Hope to see you very soon:)
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Location, Amenities & Price Are Great

  • 4 of 5

We use a rental for sleeping, breakfast and hot tub/pool. The Kauhale Makai foot the bill. The accommodations were comfortable and clean. The bed was comfy too. A perfect location for going north or south and close (a few miles) to Molokini departures too. We do like to enjoy eats/drinks on the lanai so the sliding doors were a bit troublesome (new rollers?) and the building construct does not allow for a total unobstructed view of the ocean.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for great review and hope to see you soon:)
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kihei, Maui

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Season 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning/Registration £91
Property Damage Protection £49
Tax Rate 13.5%

Deposit refundable up to 2 weeks prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on Kihei on Hawaii

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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