This second floor oceanfront condo at the Kihei Surfside Resort is located on the sought after ocean side of the building and has a spectacular ocean view from the kitchen, living room, dining area and lanai. It is one of the larger, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath units (680 sq ft). The unit has slate tile in all rooms except the bedroom, which is carpeted. The unit has had a recent makeover (March 2012) including new paint, doors, closet organizer, plantation shutters and furniture.
The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances, including a large refrigerator with ice maker, electric stove with microwave hood fan above, full size dishwasher and garbage disposer. It has a light oak cabinetry with dark granite countertops.
The living room has a new queen size sofa-bed and a comfy swivel rocker rattan basket chair. There is a large, wall mounted flat screen LCD TV, DVD player, stereo and multi speed ceiling fan. There is free wireless high speed internet and telephone with free long distance calling to Canada and the US.
The oceanfront dining area has a round rattan glass table with 4 matching chairs.
The large lanai has a bistro table with two bistro padded rocker/swivel chairs – a perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or a romantic oceanfront dinner!
The spacious entry hall has a dresser and a desk.
The bedroom has a King size bed, oversize closet, wall mounted 32” LCD TV multi speed ceiling fan and a digital security safe.
The master bathroom has a full size jetted tub and shower with tile surround; elongated toilet and lovely vanity with cultured marble top. The half bath is equally as tastefully decorated.
The unit is fully equipped with utensils, fresh linen and towels, iron/ironing board, hairdryer and beach gear that includes chairs, towels and cooler. Laundry facilities are available on site.
This unit is an excellent choice for guests who are looking for a lovely, spacious, comfortable condo in a superior building location, on the ocean side of the elevator with a breathtaking ocean view.
Keywords: Hawaii Maui Kihei Wailea Keawakapu Beach Oceanfront snorkelling diving boat launch Five Palms Restaurant
Aloha! We are John and Glenna Sumpter from Vancouver, Canada and we are the new owners of Kihei Surfside unit 203! Larry at rosiesrentals.com handles our rentals. We have recently updated our new condo for the comfort and pleasure of our valued guests. A labor of love - you might call it! John and I first came to Maui on our honeymoon in 1984. After a 20 year (!) break, while raising 3 children, we returned to find that Maui was still our paradise. We returned twice a year for a couple of years before deciding that owning a condo was our dream. So we did it!! We did our homework and scouted Maui top to bottom and found Kihei Surfside to be the ideal location! And now we are so thrilled to be able to offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy heaven on earth in unit 203! Come sit on the lanai and watch the whales go by. They are so close it feels like you’re getting an inside peek at mother nature. Our unit is direct oceanfront; the ocean is a stones throw from our lanai. You cab go to sleep hearing the ocean pounding the reef. Enjoy world famous Keawakapu beach just steps away. There is great snorkeling and swimming right here or you can walk the beautiful beach for miles. We’re confident you will enjoy your stay!
Larry Rosenberg purchased this condo in 2012
We are convinced this property offers the best value and location for oceanfront accommodation in the south Kihei/Wailea area. All of the units are direct oceanfront, and the property has the most amazing oceanfront lawn area spanning over 2 acres, which is unique to our property. The best part about the Surfside are the friendly, happy people, and the great accommodating staff!
The property is located right at the north end of world famous Keawakapu Beach. It is one of the finest white sand beaches anywhere. It stretches for miles past some of the most expensive homes and hotels in all of Maui. Great for walking or running. There is a reef right at our property that has the most amazing snorkeling we have seen anywhere. Unlike most other oceanfront properties in Kihei, the Surfside is perched right on the sea shore, set back several hundred feet from S. Kihei Road, so you hear the ocean, not the road noise. The complex has two high end stainless steel barbeques and picnic tables right at the ocean. Almost every night, we use the barbeque and eat our dinner at the oceanfront lit by tiki torches.
Kihei Surfside Resort is located at 2936 S. Kihei Road, South Kihei at the entrance of beautiful Wailea. This is the desert part of Maui, where the sun shines more than any other part of the island. The Kihei Surfside Resort consists of an absolute oceanfront concrete building of 6 floors and 84 deluxe units with an elevator. There is free parking on site. The resort is a twenty-five minute drive from the Kahului Airport (OGG). Rental cars are available at the airport or in Kihei town. There are also taxis available at the airport (about $50), a shuttle bus and public transportation.
Virtually all of the properties and resorts in Kihei are either located right on busy S. Kihei Rd., or if they are set back from the road - are across from the street from the ocean. One unique feature of the Kihei Surfside is that it is located at the quiet end of S. Kihei Road, AND is set back 300 feet from S. Kihei Road AND is located right on the ocean! Because it is hard to see from the road, many first time Surfside guests say that even though they have visited Kihei many times, they had never seen the resort!
Another unique feature of the property is that we have a 2 acre, immaculately kept oceanfront lawn area with dozens of loungers, with a heated swimming pool and deluxe barbeque facilities. In season, there are daily whale sightings from both the grounds and lanais. In fact, the Pacific Whale Foundation conducts their annual whale count from our property. The building is located at the north end of Keawakapu Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui (voted Maui’s most romantic), where you can walk for miles past some of the most expensive oceanfront homes on the island and the luxurious hotels of Wailea, including the Grand Wailea Hotel. It is customary for the residents of the Kihei Surfside to gather each evening for cocktails on the shore near the tiki torches for a traditional Hawaiian sundown ceremony. Feel free to join in – everyone is welcome - this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and fellow vacationers!
There are two very nice oceanfront restaurants within 100 yards of the resort; the Five Palms and Sarentos on the Beach. The Five Palms is known as the best happy hour on Maui, the bar menu and drinks are half price between 5 and 7:30PM, and after 9PM. Right across the parking lot from the Surfside is an upscale deli/grocery/wine store, Zach’s. Other larger grocery stores in Kihei, a short drive from the resort are Safeway, Foodland and Star Market. The island also has a Costco, Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Sears.
There is never any shortage of things to do on Maui. The Shops at Wailea, Wailea Golf Club, Wailea Tennis Club and Makena Golf Club are within a five minute drive. The Kihei boat ramp is located 100 yards north of the property. Several of the tour operators for snorkeling and diving launch here. See Maui Dive Shop, Makena Coast Dive Charters, and Blue Water Rafting. Maalaea Harbor is a 20 minute drive, and from there you would get the fishing charters and sunset dinner cruises, or visit the Maui Ocean Center. The old whaling town of Lahaina is a 45 minute drive; from there you can ride on the Atlantis Submarine, or go for a boat trip with the Pacific Whale Foundation. Helicopter tours are available from the airport. See Blue Hawaiian Helicopters or Air Maui. Feeling adventurous? Try riding a bike down Mount Haleakala - Haleakala Bike Company. For exercise enthusiasts, there are a couple of gyms nearby – Powerhouse Gym, Valley Isle Fitness, and Pilates Maui. There is also an oceanfront yoga studio Maui Yoga Path right across the parking lot.
We think this property has the best location in Kihei!