|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Come feel the spirit of Aloha in our Maui paradise!!
Our 1 bedroom 1 bathroom walk-out condo has just undergone a thorough renovation, completed for the 2013 season!
Building D, or, the 'Haleakala' building, is set back on the far east end of the Kihei Akahi property. This makes it the quietest of the 4 buildings, and the orientation of it allows the fragrant afternoon trade winds to cool the unit without ever having to turn on the air conditioning.
Inside we have a bathroom that has been made slightly larger by unifying the original 2-room design.
It has been completely redone with cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, 16 inch travertine, and accessorized in nickel finishes by Kohler and American Standard.
The kitchen footprint was widened and then visually opened up to the living room, granting us the unique ability to install a Blanco double basin granite sink. We are one of just a small handful of units at the Akahi to offer this--a small luxury one realizes only in its absence.
The spacious kitchen offers all the comforts and luxuries of home: high quality cabinetry, under cabinet and pendant lighting, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, garbeurator, coffee maker, grinder, blender, and every necessity one might need to piece together an exotic island meal.
Other amenities include a brand new washer and dryer, 2 ceiling fans, hair dryer, alarm clock, and a concrete-wall mounted personal safe.
But since no one comes to Maui to be inside, you are one sliding door from the springy grass, palm trees, plumerias, hibiscus and other exotic scents of the property gardens. Our lanai is wide open to all that Maui and the Kihei Akahi has to offer....just one sliding door from a relaxing tropical paradise.
We really fell in love with this unit because of the oversized feel of the lanai. Because you aren't contained by a railing, you enjoy a free, open, and truly one-with-the-island feel--which is what we really believe being on Maui is all about.
So, whether it's heading back and forth to the pool or BBQ, stretching out your legs during an outdoor meal, or, my personal favorite, simply walking barefoot in the lush grass beyond it, this lanai, and all that lies beyond it, is a big reason why we find such inner calm and peace being here. A few strides to Kamaole II and every sunset can be enjoyed with the sounds of the waves lapping on shore, and the soft sand underfoot.
So, beyond the sliding door, and just a brief walk through the lush Akahi garden, lies the soft sand and warm water of Kamaole II beach. For your outdoor use and enjoyment, we have provided colored beach towels, snorkel sets, 2 boogie boards, Maui guide books, driving maps, hiking guides, beach chairs, coolers, bags, a backpack, ice packs, and kids beach toys.
Be it hiking, biking, snorkeling, shopping, golfing, playing tennis, swimming, sunbathing, or sightseeing....after a day experiencing what the island has to offer, you can come back to relax under the moonlight on the lanai, swim in the pool under the stars, sit down in front of our 42 inch LCD TV, or simply retire to the queen sized Sealy Posturepedic in the bedroom.
Maui isn't a place people only visit once. Come stay in our Kihei Akahi condo and fall in love with an island and a lifestyle that will have you dreaming of your next trip before you've even left.
Chris and Kristin were both born and raised in the prairies of Western Canada. We hold professional positions in Calgary and really hope to retire to Maui someday. After 3 consecutive trips to Maui, we got married on Po'olenalena Beach in 2011, and when we returned in 2012, it marked our first stay, not only as a married couple, but also owners of a beautiful condo in paradise.
Chris Yarish purchased this condo in 2012
Kristin and I have made 3 trips to Maui in the same number of years. Those trips always had us anchored in South Kihei, and we always felt at home there. South Kihei has always been consistent...lots of sun and almost no rain.
The Kihei Akahi property has everything we could ever want--pools, tennis, gas BBQ's, hospitable front desk service, grassy garden area, exotic scents in the air--all a stone's throw from the soft sand and blue-green Pacific Ocean.
We have learned that the true Maui experience comes from being within in it, not sitting above it. That's why we love the walk-out so much. The floral scents are richer, the wildlife more abundant, and the unfenced lanai gives you a sense of openness and freedom.
We love this south-west facing walk-out unit because there are palm trees to gaze up at, springy green grass to walk in, and you can use all the Akahi amenities without having to use the stairs or the elevator.
We are still shocked that we've never had to turn on the air conditioner. Please take advantage of the security screen door at the entrance and screen at the lanai to generate an environmentally friendly cooling system. The a/c is always there, but we have been pleasantly surprised with how effective the natural breeze can be.
***In addition to the reviews submitted through this website, immediately below you will see what other guests have written in our guest book***
Aloha! We have had an amazing stay and appreciate all of the little touches in your home to ensure we are well taken care of. We can't wait to come back! You seem to have a friendly one footed neighbor (a bird) that comes by the patio pecking at the window daily to greet us who is super friendly and talkative.
*Review taken from our guestbook 08/14*
I have stayed in a lot of condos in Maui from Wailea to Kaanapali. This was my first time in Kihei. South Kihei may as well be called North Wailea. The condo is exceptional, and I didn't expect a front desk. Dave was really helpful and super nice. The pools aren't gigantic, but, since there are 2, and you are steps from the ocean, they're perfect. We were never competing for chairs, or water space. The Bar-B-Qs are really close and I think I used one every night. Such a great way to chit chat with other people. We actually met some people who we ended up going to the Lahaina Luau with.
When I think of the $300+/night I spent to stay in an identical condo in Wailea, I wonder why people do it. We had everything we needed and then some. As others have mentioned, Chris is amazing. Really informative, really helpful, and always responsive (unlike me, writing the review 7 months later - oops). I only remembered because we are booking for fall of '16. Looking forward to going back. No regrets renting this condo.
I won't waste space repeating other comments. Owner is really easy to deal with. Fast. The location of the condo is the best part. Being on ground floor is amazing. Friends of ours were bragging about their top floor condo, which had nice views, but, I didn't come to Maui to sit and look at it. We were off to the pool, the beach, the barb-e-q, and Fred's. Definitely the best location in the complex with probably the easiest owner to deal with. He must be glued to his email or something because I never had to wait very long for a response to an email.
Coming from Manchester, I likely won't be coming back to Maui but this place is very cool. I'd like to visit again.
Incredible experience from start to finish. Chris was fast to respond to every email, from inquiry to deposit refund. The condo was amazing. It is probably one of the nicest units in the complex (I've stayed in 8 others over the last 8 years, all claiming to be "renovated" or "updated", but, few measuring up to their claims).
The attention to detail, the love of Maui, and a genuine passion for visitors to experience the best Maui can offer comes through in Chris's correspondence. I've stayed in 8 different units, but, from now on, I will stay in this one. I never wished I had something. Everything was provided - even a luggage scale to make sure I didn't take home too many chocolate covered macadamia nuts. I had an amazing holiday, and WILL be returning!
My husband and I stayed in this condo this November. What a fabulous unit - tastefully renovated and decorated.... and very clean. This is probably the nicest unit we've stayed in in this complex. We enjoyed being on the ground floor with easy access to the garden. Very quiet. The kitchen is well stocked with quality implements. It was a bonus to have extra things available.... beach gear, kitchen condiments, extra toiletries, etc. Loved the wifi and the DVD unit. We'd be delighted to stay at this condo again.
My husband and I stayed at this unit for a week in September and truly enjoyed our time there; centrally located in Kihei, the unit is only a few minutes walk from the beach and some restaurants. The condo has all the amenities you could possibly need for a perfect beach getaway (washer and dryer, beach towels, snorkelling gear, a cooler to bring a lunch to the beach, thermos cups for your morning coffee before the Road to Hana, etc.) The owners, Chris and his wife, really thought about all the small details that makes this unit stand out from the bunch. Chris was very helpful throughout the whole booking process, answering quickly to our emails and even sent us recommendations on things to do in Maui! The unit was very clean when we checked in, is fully renovated and is exactly as described and as it appears on the photos. We are fully recommending this condo, it is great value for money!
First time to Hawaii with my family. This owner was so accommodating easy to communicate with and made interactions smooth and straight forward.
Beautiful apartment! I am very picky with the rooms I choose they have to be clean and modern and his appt was just that. The description is 100% accurate it's equipped with everything one could need, close to the beach, Dennys, few shops and food places.
It was an easy drive from the airport about 30 mins and even the drive is beautiful. We would return to this apartment its one of the best in Kihei.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Upon receipt of $300 deposit, your nightly rate is guaranteed.
Rates are based on double occupancy. $15/night for each additional person.
Discounts available for stays longer than 14 days, excluding stays over Christmas and New Years
Check in: 4pm Check out: 11am.
Owner is: RBOAA member. Tax compliant. Registered State of Hawaii small business: Tax ID#: W18377040-01
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.