FALL ASLEEP TO THE SOUND OF THE WAVES, AWAKEN IN THE HEART OF A MAUI PARADISE

Adam Leamy, Owner

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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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FALL ASLEEP TO THE SOUND OF THE WAVES, AWAKEN IN THE HEART OF A MAUI PARADISE

Kihei Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Hale Kai O’Kihei Walkway Update (July 10)

The tiling has started and it looks to be a lovely addition!

The breezeway between the parking arena and the pool deck is still to have its surface removed in preparation for tiling there, too. This may interfere with access to the laundry facilities, but I suspect that based on the rate of progress — and how fast debris is removed — the access won’t be hindered for long.

As always, our resident manager Francine has kept on top of site cleanliness and care, and as soon as the contractor has completed an area, Francine has worked her magic, rendering any residual signs of their presence virtually invisible. The sidewalk upgrade is limited to the parking-area side of Hale Kai O’Kihei; the ocean side and the pool are unaffected, and are being enjoyed by all.

The project remains on-track to be completed by mid-July, while I'm on-site: Life has intervened on our visit, as it still often does, and this time, it's Michelle who needs to be back on the ground, at home. She leaves today.

A communications error at the Board level meant that owners were not advised that this work was starting, or its schedule. This meant which meant a surprise to guests, as well as caring owners, when it did. Our guests showed kind understanding and gracious acceptance of our compensation measures. Sometimes, while you might not be able to manage an issue, you can manage your response to it, and every one of our guests has been terrific. As have those who have chosen to stay at Hale Kai O’Kihei with us since we’ve started providing these updates.

In other news, our new mattress set arrived last week, and with the new damask-stipe linens, looks so very inviting. We’re staying in the other suite this trip, so our guests arriving later this month will be the first to enjoy this delightful new upgrade.

As well, we’ve been fortunate to create a relationship with L’Occitane products. Starting with guests arriving this month, guests will now be able to experience some lovely L’Occitane verbena natural skincare and bodycare products supplied for their use. And I have to say, our L’Occitane verbena liquid hand soap, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion are a perfect and elegantly fragrant addition to each suite. What a lovely way to end a day at the beach, or to prepare for the day’s adventure ahead!

So, all’s quite well in the walkway-improvement effort, and the noisy part is largely done. The quiet, delightful, and rewarding part where new tiles are installed has started, and the beauty of this boutique resort property is taking another big, progressive step.

Neither of us is happy with Michelle's departure today, but as we're both still very busy with work, that's the way of it. Still, we've accomplished a great deal in ensuring both suites are equipped and renewed to provide the exceptional guest experience we’re committed to delivering. I can also say with great satisfaction that Hale Kai O’Kihei and its grounds are clean, so very green, and in every way stunningly beautiful and peaceful, as befits an ocean-front respite. We purchased the first apartment in 208; the second in 2011. Never have the property and grounds been so well attended to.

A high point of this visit was our enjoyment of the sunset from both apartments a few days ago, after several days of renewal and attention to details in each, assessing how each greets the eye, and meets expectations. I think a great credit is owed to our many guests — their use and enjoyment of the apartments has been sensitive and caring: these apartments still sparkle, ready to deliver the exceptional experience promised.

I'm going to sign off for a few days, but will re-emerge if there is new news to report on the walkway-improvement project. I was up at 4:45 this morning, had a good long run down south, and was back in time to to enjoy morning coffee with Michelle as the day started to unfold. A sad day, with her leaving, but for all others here, surely one of the most peaceful places to be found, with nothing falling upon early morning ears than the welcome, restorative sounds of waves gently washing ashore, the morning birds greeting another day, the blue Pacific right in front, and all that’s possible just out there at that horizon.

Adam

Kihei, Maui/

Victoria, BC

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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.

We've just finished the upgrade to our 203 kitchen, and we think you'll like the results. Complimenting the Kenmore 'Elite' appliances, is a an elegant new granite countertop in 'Tropic Brown', a lustrous backsplash in imported 2' x 4' glass-mosaic tiles, and a gorgeous Blanco double sink in stainless. We've moved to Grohe for the faucet, as theirs are the most reliable and aesthetically pleasing fixtures available. Under-cabinet lighting controlled by Lutron dimmable switches allows you to set the mood with soft lighting. And now, a 25 cu. ft. counter-depth Kenmore 'Elite' refrigerator in stainless, with door-based ice and water dispenser rounds out one of the most spectacular kitchens available at Hale Kai O'Kihei.

In finishing, furnishing, and maintaining our apartments 203 and 208 (www.vrbo.com/357582), 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 perhaps its 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 apartments 203 or 208 to family members and friends.

Again, thank you for choosing Hawaii and Maui, and for considering our apartment 203 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 203 . . . .

Whether you are staying in our Unit #203 or #208, Hale Kai O’Kihei offers the Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of. Relaxing in Unit #203 on the second floor of this beautiful Kihei beachfront property, you will feel a world away from the stress and pressures of hectic Mainland life. Hale Kai O’Kihei, with only three levels and just over 50 units, offers the best in boutique accommodation and oceanfront experience — privacy and calm amid the sight, sound, and feel of gently breaking waves, swaying palm trees, and soothing ocean breezes.

Enjoy the ocean view from your private lanai. Swim off our beach in the warm, impossibly blue Pacific. Relax in the pool as you look across the lawn at the island of Lanai, framed between swaying palms. Sit on the golden-sand beach watching the sailboats and whales pass by. Or just savour another stunningly perfect Maui sunset from your special spot under a palm tree of your choosing . . . do all this and more knowing you are just minutes away from all the conveniences of Kihei, in one of the most beautiful units Hale Kai O’Kihei has to offer.

Located on a quiet residential street off busy South Kihei Road, Hale Kai O’Kihei affords guests one of the best oceanfront experiences in Maui, with the ease of grocery shopping including Times Supermarket (formerly Star Market), Longs Drugs, banks, restaurants and other shops and services a mere three-minute walk from our door.

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

Have you checked out the calendar only to find that unit #203 isn't available for the period you'd like to visit? Don't worry! Just have a look at our listing for HKOK 208 at VRBO/357582 -- these are two of the nicest units in HKOK, and each offers you the Ha

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Adam Leamy, Owner

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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 spilled over to our renovation and redecoration of our home in Hale Kai O’Kihei. We considered our 'perfect' Maui home with great care, then worked long hours in two visits over in the summer of 2008, and in many visits since, to make the plan real. Working with good trades, and creative suppliers, we've built the kind of unit we always wanted to stay in: top-end appliances, thoughtful colours and finishings, rich linens and deep thirsty towels, locally sourced vintage Hawaiian artwork, and all the details -- from snorkels, fins, and masks right down to tropical CDs -- that make coming to our place, and leaving it, the hardest things about visiting Hale Kai O’Kihei. When we visit our home at Hale Kai O’Kihei, we feel that we're settling in to the Hawaii we always dreamed of. We hope that's your experience, too!

Adam Leamy, Owner purchased this condo in 2008

We'd been visiting Hale Kai O’Kihei since 1997. We knew after our first visit that, simply, the place just worked. The perfect tonic to hectic life. It was the break we needed, the sound of the surf we'd longed for, and the sight of that wonderful, gorgeous blue Pacific that we'd dreamed of. Right from our own balcony, or lanai. And when that wasn't enough, a few steps across the lawn, through the palm trees to the beach, and that Hawaiian beachfront walk that helped put life into context, and tease out the solutions to whatever challenges there were. In 2008, it seemed like to the right time to buy -- the time to find if all the things we'd said needed to happen before we bought were just excuses, or in fact, conditions. Well, they were conditions! And with them met, we were ready to buy at Hale Kai O' Kihei. It's great that shopping and other services are only a short block or two away, but for us, that's not the real draw; it's the fact that once we get in the door, and put our groceries in the refrigerator, we're set for the rest of our stay. Sure, we go out to other beaches, and there are restaurants to revisit and new ones to explore, but through the many visits we've made since we purchased and remodeled, we've come to realize that our Maui home, decorated in the style it is, and set up the way it is, offers a remarkable Hawaiian experience, all day long -- from sunup to sunset -- and truth be told, beyond, as sitting on the edge of the beach with a glass of wine, long after the sun has disappeared behind Lanai, is a star-gazer's paradise, too.

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 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.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Fall asleep to the sound of the waves, awaken in the heart of a Maui paradise
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Kihei Maui
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
5

"PARADISE"

"Paradise"
  • 5 of 5
Our stay in your little “Paradise” was amazing. The condo was almost exactly as described in the pictures. I said almost as the pictures don’t do it justice. The ambience is wonderful from the spectacular sunsets to the fully equipped modern kitchen to the plush towels, free Wi-Fi and free long distance calling. Your thoughtfulness in supplying high quality beach chairs, snorkel gear; which we used almost daily at your recommended Mokapou Beach; even a cooler to keep our snacks in was really appreciated. The bottle of wine on our arrival was a really nice touch and set the tone for our entire stay.
We felt very comfortable speaking with you about things to see and do on your beautiful Island. The pamphlets in the condo were very helpful. We used the DVD on the Road to Hana the day we took that adventure.

Our one issue was quickly and efficiently resolved by Mr. Golvez . He was very professional even removing his shoes before entering the condo. We noticed this as we arrived back at the condo as he was leaving. We found out latter that he prepares the condo for the guests and does a wonderful job.

Another person who should be commended is Francine. She’s like a little Busy Bee always doing something to make the grounds look good. She’s quietly efficient and always eager to make sure the guests are happy without being overpowering. She took the initiative to call Mr.Galvez about our little issue. We enjoyed the Friday morning coffee & sweets get together Francine arranged for all the guests. It was a great opportunity to meet the other guests.

We have recommended your “Paradise” to our friends and look forward to returning ourselves soon.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a generous review to acknowledge two very important people to the experience of our and all guests at Hale Kai O’Kihei.

Mr. Galvez has prepared our apartments for guests’ arrival for since 2008, when we bought our first apartment. When we purchased our second apartment in 2011, we were delighted that he was able to bring his attentiveness and thoughtfulness to guests’ experience of that apartment, too. He and his team do truly excellent work, are fast, nimble, and tremendously competent. Together, they set a standard for care and professionalism that I believe is unrivalled on the Island; would that all Maui guests could arrive to apartments that are under the caring hand of Mr. Galvez.

And Francine, our Resident Manager is also rightfully deserving of praise — especially as her efforts are felt by all visitors to Hale Kai O’Kihei. Of Francine, all I can say is that she is, simply, a turn-around agent, a game-changer. Never has this Maui property looked better. never has it been more welcoming. Your review was titled with one word, “Paradise.” I’m going to take a liberty, here, by saying that the deep-blue Pacific, golden-sand beach, gently swaying palm trees, the lush green-and-clean grounds, the lovingly cared-for building, the quality of the individual apartments themselves, and considerate, appreciative guests who visit each, in their way contribute, to a lovely experience right on the edge of the ocean. To me, it seems increasingly the case that it is Francine — her efforts, her inherent kindness and her abiding decency — that draws all these different elements together, and enables Hale Kai O’Kihei to be experienced and termed, as a result, as “paradise.” No small feat, that, and a testament to what Francine has brought to us all as Hale Kai O’Kihei visitors.

Thank you for visiting, for having a good eye for the substance of things, and for a kind and gracious review of a special place and two very key people to the enjoyment of it by so many. We’d be most delighted to welcome your return. Adam
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DEBBIE AND LARRY,CAMARIILO, CA.

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay in this condo. Great furnishings and very tastefully decorated, just as described by the owner. The unit was clean and the grounds well maintained. We chose this unit for the view of the water and we were not disappointed. All the beaches were close to the condo if you wanted to explore but the beach out front was more than adequate to swim in the ocean or the pool. Looking forward to coming back.
Thank you Adam for being so helpful too!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Well thank you, too!

You know, there is always contact with guests as they arrange their stay, which is delightful. With some guests, it can be less, and others it can be more. It varies. But in this case, owing to a lost pair of shorts, we had more contact after your departure than we did prior to your arrival. And what a nice thing that’s turned out to be!

Back in 1991, Michelle and I moved to Los Angeles and then Sacramento so I could do my graduate work at USC. With many memories of the time, none are more significant than those of the kindness shown to us by all whom we encountered, from neighbours to fellow students, to faculty and people we met along the way during an important time for us both. We have a very soft spot for California and folks we meet who call California home.

I raise this for two reasons: In talking with you after your visit — about those shorts, and your trip to Maui — and in knowing you are from California, it’s been just a pleasure talking with you. And that has reminded us that we need to get back there; we’ve just decided to look at a trip this fall to see some concerts and reconnect with our favourite haunts.

But more than that, my take is that you’d very likely have shared your spirit and approach with those you encountered during your stay at Hale Kai O’Kihei, making their experience of this lovely beachfront location all the more pleasant, memorable, and satisfying, whether they're visiting, or part of the on-site support crew at Hale Kai O'Kihei. A nice gift to share so, indeed, thank you for staying at HKOK and with us, and I do hope your travels will bring you back! Adam
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5

ANOTHER GREAT STAY AND HALE KAI O KIHEI

  • 5 of 5
This was our third stay at Hale Kai O Kihei, and we started looking forward to it well before our arrival date of March 8, 2014. We love the fact that the condo is right on the beach with a fantastic view of the sunset; but there are many more aspects to appreciate, as well.

The kitchen has been upgraded with granite countertops, and there is also a new fridge. As always, the unit has a complete set of cutlery, dishes, pots and pans, glasses and cooking utensils. The property is clean and, if there are any problems, they are quickly solved in a friendly, efficient manner.

One of the most important things about Hale Kai O Kihei, is the property manager, Francine. She is always busy doing something to enhance not only the grounds, but also the laundry room, stairwells and outside facilities. She is friendly, but does not stand around wasting time, chatting. She is out early in the morning, cleaning the pool, cutting the grass, or doing other work. We always call out to her and she never fails to wave back. Francine is the back-bone of Hale Kai O Kihei.

The condo is located close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment, but is off the main road, so that the complex is quiet. Furthermore, no noise is allowed after 10:00 pm, which ensures a peaceful sleep and the opportunity to have a quiet interlude on the deck after dark. (Great for star gazing.)

I would not hesitate to recommend this condo to any of my friends or family. It is well-taken-care-of, and the owner and staff are interested primarily in ensuring that your stay passes in the best possible way. Our next stay is scheduled to begin March 7, 2015, and we are already counting down the time.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Your note speaks to the importance of the returning customer, especially in a time of so much choice, and such easy access to the information that fuels it.

Thank you for acknowledging Francine, our Resident Manager. She has transformed Hale Kai O’Kihei. The turnaround started within minutes of her arrival. Caring, considerate, disciplined, empathetic, skilled, self-directed, and a fundamentally lovely and kind human being, she quickly had the building and grounds surpassing the standard many of us thought was unattainable. Along the way, something else happened: Her enthusiasm and commitment to the very best experience a visitor to HKOK could have (and this includes owners, as we’re visitors, too) spread to many of the HKOK owners. It’s evident in the upgrades to apartments. It’s evident in several of the VRBO listings — a new, demonstrated commitment to quality and ensuring an exceptional visit. As a result, you can see it in the purchases of apartments by a new generation of HKOK owners and the vision they have for their apartments, the building, the grounds: to preserve, yet build upon and improve that which has drawn them to this ocean’s-edge respite. All this can be traced directly to Francine.

We were delighted to welcome you two. We were thrilled that you returned. Our kitchen remodel last summer was in no small way due to your decision to return this year — we wanted to make your stay better. That you have booked for next year is a reflection that we, Francine, and all who strive to make HKOK exceptional are going in the right direction.

The past year has been the most exceptional year at HKOK in the close to 20 years that we’ve been visiting. Our commitment to our core — our building, our grounds, and our apartments and the guests who come to experience them in one of the most stunningly beautiful locations on Maui — has never been greater. Do I think that the secret is out and that Hale Kai O’Kihei has been discovered? Yes, I do, and who amongst us doesn’t fear ‘paradise lost’? But I also take great comfort that our commitment to preserve what makes this place so very, very special — while ensuring it meets the needs of guests in the global tourism market that has never been more accessible, and competitive — has never been stronger, either, to which other parts of your note attest. This augers well for us all, as returning visitors to this enduring, renewing, and sustaining paradise. Thank you for a tremendous note. Adam.
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Kihei Maui
Kamloops Bc Canada
5

RETIRED HOME INSPECTOR AND SUN LOVER.

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay it was great. the accommodation was first class. Ever thing was as the owner had stated. It was clean and well equipped. I must have 100 or more pictures of the sunset even through the rain.
the sand & surf were at your door step and we made use of it every day.
Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy this great experience.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Bill!

One of the unique pleasures in owning our places is being able to share them with guests that we also happen to know.

Bill, it was my great pleasure to work with you for many years, through thick and thin. What a treat it was to be able to host you and Ann, and introduce you both to something Michelle and I think is very special, and that is, for us, always the start of new adventures and plans. There are hundreds of people who owe you a great debt of thanks for your sacrifice and efforts, and this was one way for me to add my voice to theirs for your friendship, dedication, and leadership.

You two are a fine, enduring team, and I know that as you start this new phase of your lives together, you’ll continue to find and create the adventures that have made it such a great journey (and one that watching eyes admire and respect).

Hale Kai O’Kihei is always available to you, and you are most welcome any time you decide that the pictures just aren’t enough, and that you need to stock up on new sunsets. Thanks, Bill.
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Kihei Maui
Alberta, Canada
5

A STAY THAT EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

  • 5 of 5
When we first saw the pictures for this property we very impressed, but they cannot begin to capture the true quality and attention to detail that is incorporated in the residence. The facilities are very clean and well-maintained, as well as being very well-appointed. The grounds are in excellent condition, and the staff is friendly and helpful. In addition, the "quiet-after-ten" rule is enforced, which makes for a peaceful night's sleep.

The condo is located on a quiet street, but it is only a short walk to malls, stores, and restaurants. If you want to have a night out, you can easily do so without driving a long way. Furthermore, a safe, family-friendly beach is right at the condo's door step, and it extends a long way - wonderful for walking, hunting seashells and coral, or watching the sunset.

The owner was wonderful in answering any and all questions that we had. There were many little welcoming touches, as well, such as a bottle of wine and flowers on the table when we arrived. In addition, the free North American-wide telephone service is a wonderful idea, as it is easy to keep in contact with family and friends. (It was also great for telling everyone what a wonderful time we were having and urging them to make their own reservations.)

The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans and cutlery. The appliances (stove, microwave, fridge and garbage-disposal) function very well and there is plenty of cabinet storage space for groceries and canned goods. To top everything off, there is a table on the deck which looks right out on the ocean. It's a wonderful place to have breakfast and watch the world wake up.

There is no question that I would recommend this condo to friends and family. It's location, cleanliness, friendliness of staff and owner, as well as the price make it an excellent choice to escape a Canadian winter.
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: A thoughtful, detailed review that puts me in Hawaii, on Maui, and at Hale Kai O’Kihei, on the ocean’s edge. The image created through your words is as close as I’ll be able to get to that lovely paradise for some time yet. But in addition to its perfection in describing a place that’s very special to us, your comment is so very timely and helpful to other Canadians considering a Hawaii holiday.
In the early 2000s, when Michelle and I used to visit Maui and rent a condo at Hale Kai O’Kihei, the Canadian dollar was worth $.62 of a U.S. dollar. That was an expensive time for Canadians who loved Hawaii, but Maui was always worth it. We stayed in a lovely apartment that cost a bit more, and the higher quality was also worth it. We learned a lesson, then, from a thoughtful owner that it was great that Hale Kai O’Kihei was right on the beach, but if the apartment was well furnished, appointed, and equipped, spotlessly clean, with amenities and features of top quality and design, there was a huge incentive to stay around the property and enjoy all it had to offer. And back then, if the apartment wasn’t exceptional in this way, it meant eating out for all meals and on the go all day, which could quickly break a budget when each U.S. dollar cost $1.50 in Canadian dollars. We met lots of folks who were pretty much forced to stay out of their apartments from sunrise to sunset because they lacked the features and comforts that made staying around this gorgeous property enjoyable and practical.
Your review makes a clear point: any apartment that offers such a direct experience of the beach, palm trees and golden sand -- but that also offers the quality that makes it a joy to be in the apartment and on the property for as much of the day as you want -- is in tune with all guests’ needs, not just those mindful of currency exchange rates.
The moment you arrive at Hale Kai O’Kihei, by cab or by rented car, and have crossed the threshold into either of our two apartments, you’re doing Hawaii the way it should be done. Our focus on amenities, quality, and comforts means that other than doing some daily shopping just a block away if you like eating fresh ingredients prepared in a gorgeous kitchen, or on an ocean-view barbecue, if you want to spend your entire holiday in the apartment, on the lanai, on the grounds or down at the beach, from sunrise to sunset, everything that you see, do, hear, smell, and experience is Hawaii. And that’s a holiday worth having! Adam
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Kihei Maui
Victoria, BC, Canada
5

GREAT BEACH VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We are just back from a great week in Maui. Our accommodation was wonderful with an incomparable view. We appreciated the central location along with the top quality of amenities provided. It was extremely helpful to have suggestions of places to visit. Each day began and ended with a walk up the beach. There is nothing quite like walking barefoot up a beach and letting the warm waves wash over one’s feet, instant relaxation. It was hard to believe it was January. We did some exploring during our week but spent most of our time close by, relaxing. We had everything we needed right in the condo, including beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, freezer packs as well as a completely equipped kitchen and quality towels and linens. Our last full day was enjoyed on the beach at the condo watching whales (thanks for the binoculars) and soaking up the warm sunshine. Time goes by much too quickly when on vacation. Time for one last walk up the beach to see the turtles popping their heads out of the surf, and then it was on to the airport. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your home, we greatly appreciated our time there.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Oh, what a wonderful description of this amazing property and its location on the beach! You have captured its beauty and ease so well, I wish I could head down this instant! But not for some time, I’m afraid. Thank you also for making that astute — and for me, evocative — observation, “Time goes by much too quickly when on vacation.” I still remember our first trip to Maui — a week’s holiday that work demands almost scuttled at the last minute. We spent precious time purchasing beach chairs and towels, and a host of other items that allowed us to enjoy our brief holiday. The next thing we knew, our trip was at an end, and I deeply regretted the time we spent chasing down those items; time that could have been so much better spent doing other things, if only an effort had been made by the owner to ‘think like a guest,’ and try to anticipate some of the basic needs. I’ve never forgotten that feeling, and in both our apartments, we’ve tried to anticipate and put into place the supplies and features most guests might need in order to quickly settle into their home on the beach, and start enjoying their precious time on Maui. Again, thank you for a great description of how perfect this property is. Clearly, you ‘get’ this place. To me, an apartment carefully attuned to guests’ needs, in a building perfectly situated for beach- and ocean-front living is the perfect combination for the experience you so beautifully described, when you wrote, “There is nothing quite like walking barefoot up a beach and letting the warm waves wash over one’s feet, instant relaxation.” How right you are. Thank you for taking the time to capture Maui for us all. 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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Availability & Rates

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Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 22 2014 - Dec 17 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,015
 
 
Winter
Dec 18 2014 - Apr 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,680
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,015
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning fee $125.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Seven-night minimum stay. We require a ten-night minimum stay over Christmas. Rates are for two people; extra person, add $15 per night.

Our Summer rate (Apr. 22, 2014 - Dec. 17, 2014) is $145/nt. Our Winter rate (Dec. 18, 2014 - Apr. 20, 2015) is $240/nt. Cleaning fee is $125. Rates subject to 13.42 HI State Tax (HI Tax #W87097056-01).

For stays of 28 nights or more, we offer a 10% discount.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Thick thirsty Hotel Collection towels, Kohler and American Standard appointments, rainforest shower head and full bath, and Lutron-dimmed lighting make for a spa-like experience. Various supplies -- and a hair dryer -- make for an easy settle in.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • There is a queen-size bed in the bedroom. In the living room, there is a queen-size pull-out sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Advanced 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 'Panama' fans with dark cherry blades evoke South Seas thoughts, while gently caressing with cool air. Bedside and table lamps selected from the bamboo and tropical 'Cabana Joe' collection are the perfect complement to the tropical decor. 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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