Kihei is the sunny side of Maui and South Kihei (close to Wailea) is an easygoing spot to bring the whole family.
Keywords: Vintage Hawaiian decor will put you at ease in this updated 3 Br home (sleeps 8). A 1 Br. "Ohana" is also available (sleeps 4).
Walking distance to beaches, shops and restaurants.
We had a wonderful vacation experience at this property in November 2014. I noticed my brother already reviewed on here as well, but I would also like to give my feedback and recommendation as we had such a great time on our vacation and the Kihei Cottage was one of the highlights! There were 10 of us traveling on short notice to visit family on Maui. We booked flights one week before departure and we were scrambling to find accommodations for everything. After endless searching I found this gem and contacted the owner, Lisa. Lisa was wonderful and she worked diligently over the next few days to get everything setup and ready for our arrival just a few days later! Lisa was a pleasure to work with and even had detailed documents/information on the unit and nearby area that we read up on before we arrived. We rented the 3 bedroom unit upstairs and also the lower level 1BR ohana for our parents. It was the perfect setting for our vacation. Families/Kids were upstairs and our parents were in the ohana with their own separate living quarters. We had family from Maui over for meals and the spacious living room and patio areas were more than accommodating for everyone. My parents travel to the islands at least once a year and I know they will be checking availability on the ohana next time they travel to Maui! Everything was as expected in the unit and a bonus was the freshly remodeled bathroom in the ohana which my parents loved! The neighborhood was very quiet with very little traffic. In the mornings we headed out for a jog and within 5 minutes we were oceanside on South Kihei Road and also along the paved trails along the resorts in wailea just south of kihei. Simply breathtaking views for a morning run! The location of the house is perfect as you can walk to the Kamaole beaches within 10 mins or its just a few minutes drive to any of the great Kihei beaches. It's also just a short drive to the shops at Wailea or the Wailea golf courses. If you are adventuring out around the island, you have easy access to Piilani Hwy to get where you need to go. I can't wait to go back and stay at the Kihei Cottage!
Our family stayed here in November for a week. It was sort of a last minute decision and the owner,Lisa, was so helpful in making this work for us. My brother's family of 4, our family of 4 and my parents who rented the ohana all had a great time. House was clean and plenty of space for 4 kids ages 5-10 to run around. They also have snorkel gear, beach chairs, boogie boards, etc.
Great location to walk to the beach and also quick access to Piilani Highway to get to the airport or other parts of the island. It was so nice to wake up and go for a walk/run along the trails along the oceanfront, then take the kids to any of the great beaches all close to this home. Awesome home, would definitely stay here again.
We have come to Maui 7 times in the last 3 years (sometimes with our children, sometimes just us) and this is where we stay! Our second to last stay was 4 months in the cottage - perfection! The cottage and the ohana are comfortable and have everything you need including beach chairs, umbrella, toys, etc, just bring your clothes. Every evening we walk to the beach to watch the beautiful Maui sunsets. In the mornings we often will walk to breakfast in Kihei. The location is perfect, easy walk to most things, especially the beach. The neighborhood is friendly and clean. The owner, Lisa, is always so easy to work with and so accommodating, we love her! We will continue to come to stay here as there is nothing more we could need in accomodations when we come to Maui! Aloha