Fantastic condo - best location in Kihei!
We just returned from an 12 day stay at Mike's amazing condo. Never having been to Maui before we were a little anxious about finding the right kind of place to stay. But we totally nailed it with the Island Surf - and specifically this unit. It is in the best location, in our opinion, in Kihei. It's just north of the SUPER touristy area where the large timeshares and busy commercial areas are located - yet walkable if you want to sight see or check out the beaches in that area. It's also directly across the street of a great park that's popular with paddle boarders and surfing beginners. There are several fantastic restaurants in short walking distance - and more than a few passable ones ;)
This unit is on the sixth floor and has spectacular ocean and mountain views looking southwest. Its located on the south leg of the building- not on the west side directly facing the park. That being said, while the main road does have a fair amount of traffic, it's only two-lanes and people keep their speed typically around 25. I don't think that should be a deterrent. Along the ground floor are a number of retail shops (yay, for mixed use) including the SUPERB Joys Place. Great convenient place to grab a tasty bite or have a green smoothie and give your body a break from the kalua pork and mai tais!
Mike has also provided nearly everything you could need while staying in Maui. There are beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear, body boards, portable coolers!, a plethora of beach towels, and even a floppy hat - for those of us who left ours on our dresser at home. He even has a club card for use at the local supermarket that is a 4 minute walk away.
The last thing I'll mention is just how laid back the whole building is. This is NOT a resort or even a hotel and it's SO fantastic. When we travel we love to stay in local places that have a personal vibe and NOT the huge time shares or resorts with spas, child care and restaurants etc. We were there long enough that we got to recognize and chat with a number of the residents of the building, most of whom live there, as well as the very helpful and friendly building super/manager Brian.
This is a gem of a unit and building in an area flooded with condos and hotels that start to look the same. (I know, I spent over a month settling on a place...) It's got the location, amenities and views. Thanks to Mike for the use of his awesome home-away-from-home!
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Helpful votes: 3/3
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