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Fantastic Ocean View, Modern 2BR/2BA South Kihei, Beach, Pool, Surfing

Matt Keller

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Matt Keller

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015
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Fantastic Ocean View, Modern 2BR/2BA South Kihei, Beach, Pool, Surfing

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Kihei Condo Rental Photos and Description

Large 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths Newly Remodeled With Fantastic View

Modern, fully updated spotless condo with a great view of the beach. Everything is new, from the stainless appliance package to the commercial sized washer and dryer, Egyptian cotton beach towels and super high quality linens. Two large bedrooms and two full baths. Over 1000 square feet of open, airy space.

-great ocean view: take in the outstanding view through the wall to wall, floor to ceiling glass wall in the living room/kitchen

-completely remodeled: everything is new, including appliances, commercial washer/dryer, furniture, bedding and all utensils, right down to the Henckel knives

-great, central location: walk to shopping, dozens of restaurants, beaches, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling and more. There are days we never use our car!

-two large bedrooms, each with a cal-king bed

-two full bathrooms, bright with new tile, granite and cabinets

-fully air conditioned, one of the few units in the building outfitted with a state of the art ductless, silent air conditioning system.

-free Wi-Fi, long distance to us and Canada, cable

-free parking

-beach toys included, snorkels sets, chairs, cooler, umbrella, thick beach towels, sand toys, boogie boards

-high quality Costco inflatable queen bed available for the kids

Every time we enter our condo, we are struck by how beautiful the view is. One wall of the living room is entirely made of glass, and the light fills the whole space. The lanai is over 16 feet wide and provides a great space to hang out, watch the waves and surfers, and enjoy the tropical weather.

Update, on 9/24/13 we installed a $9k sliding glass door unit even though the old unit functioned fine. The update is just part of our commitment to make sure our guests have a great experience. I am so happy with this change. The difference the insulated, double pane glass made was huge. Very energy efficient and so quiet. There are only 12 units in all of the building with these doors. I wouldn't stay in a unit without them.

We have furnished our condo to be modern and comfortable. You will find full sized couch and chairs, two king sized beds, tons of storage, large closets. The kitchen is outfitted with a new whirlpool appliance suite including microwave, dishwasher, self cleaning glass topped range and refrigerator with ice maker. We even have special outlets that have USB chargers built into them. The kitchen is outfitted with top quality pans, knives and small appliances.

Free WiFi, phone calls to the us and Canada. A large flat screen TV in the living room and another flat screen in one bedroom. Both have blue ray players attached.

Island surf is in a great central location. Immediately to the north is a area the locals call 'the Triangle'. It has lots of shops and scores of restaurants and night spots. Across the street is Kalama park, offering playgrounds, roller hockey, volleyball, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and wide open spaces to play catch or just hang on the grass. You can watch your friends and family play in the surf right from the front room.

A short drive to the south puts you in the heart of Wailea with upscale dining, shopping and more wonderful beaches.

Island surf houses many great businesses. You can rent bicycles, get a manicure or spa treatment, book a scuba dive, rent surf boards, or eat a great plate lunch all without never leaving the building.

There is a pool and BBQ area on the second floor, both with ocean views.

Amenities include:

-air conditioning in ALL rooms.

-two flat screen tvs, with blue ray players

-free phone calls to the us and Canada

-free wireless internet

-beach toys including snorkel gear, Tommy Bahama beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, umbrella, coolers, sand toys

-huge washer and dryer, ironing board and iron but dryer has steam function so probably will not need to iron!

-new kitchen: dishwasher, microwave, glass topped self cleaning oven, coffee maker and grinder, blender, toaster, tea pot, rice cooker, high end knives, pots and pans.

-our on-island contact is within walking distance to the condo and will promptly attend to any issues you may encounter.

This condo is licensed for vacation rentals, Hawaiian tax id w06580022-01. Beware of condo owners not providing their tax number, often they are scams or not licensed. If you are looking at a rental that does not provide their number, they are probably operating illegally. Please be careful, the state is enforcing these and you may find yourself without a place to stay when you arrive. Try googling 'nonpermitted vacation rentals target of enforcement' to see newest article on the issue.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Matt Keller (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

About Matt Keller

We live in the Seattle area and have been visiting Hawaii frequently for the past 15 years. After visiting different islands, we settled on Maui as the best combination of recreation and amenities. We believe you simply cannot do better than Maui. There is a reason the movie stars vacation here!

After looking at scores of condos, we snapped up our unit in the Island Surf. It had the best combination of views, layout, and location. We have found that we can park our car for days at a time and walk to everything. Our unit was dated and tired, so we launched into a full scale remodel. We love the newness of the unit now and the modern feel.

Our plan is to retire and split our time between Maui and Seattle area. Until then, we wanted to share our great location and remodeled unit with others.

We hope you enjoy Maui as much as we do.

Aloha,

Matt and Colleen Keller

Matt Keller purchased this condo in 2012

Why Matt Keller chose Kihei

We have seen Island Surf on all of our trips to Maui. In fact, we have rented surf boards on the bottom floor in the building. When a unit came for sale, we jumped at the opportunity. It has such a great location, is within walking distance to so many amenities, and the unit has great views with a open and airy feel. It also was over 1000 square feet, huge by Hawaiian standards. After looking at Island Surf for so many years, we are still in awe that we were able to buy here.

What makes this condo unique

The best benefit of Island Surf is the view. Following close behind is the size and layout of the unit, 1000 square feet with one wall entirely of glass providing a great, open feeling. Combine that with the central location and ability to walk to so many attractions and you just can't beat it.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 36 traveler reviews

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Fantastic Ocean View, Modern 2BR/2BA South Kihei, Beach, Pool, Surfing
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
5

Great Condo, Fun Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice condo in a great location. Everything is just as it appears in the photos, very clean, nice and comfortable. Anything you might need for a fun day at the beach is provided including boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach chairs, ice chests, etc. The kitchen and bathrooms were very well stocked and the beds were super comfortable. We were able to walk to everything - grocery store, coffee shops, gift shops, restaurants, and beaches. The deli located on the first floor directly below this unit has delicious sandwiches to grab and eat at the beach. We rented paddle boards from the shop on the first floor as well, and had taken surf lessons from the shop across the street the last time we were in Maui. During our stay, Maui experienced a very unusual cool, wet, windy week, so we did not need to use the AC, but there were units in all of the rooms. The condo has a beautiful view of the ocean, that made the stormy weather much more bearable. We highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Shannon, I'm so glad the condo helped make your vacation even more enjoyable. I'm guessing you really liked the beds, based on your questions of what brand and model so you could duplicate at your house. We really pride ourselves on supplying everything for a great vacation, I'm happy it made a positive impact on your vacation. Thanks for leaving the unit is such great shape, the cleaners commented on it! Love to have you back for your next vacation Mahalo Matt and Colleen
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We rented Matt & Colleen's condo and absolutely loved it!! They have thought of everything you could possibly need during your stay. The beds were very comfortable and we had plenty of room for the five of us.

We enjoyed sitting on the lanai drinking our coffee in the morning and watching the sun set in the evening. The view was amazing. Our teenage son and daughter enjoyed walking across the street to play volleyball and I could sit on the lanai and watch them.

Thank you so much for sharing your condo with us it was perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Stacy: Thanks so much for the great review. I'm glad your family had a good time at our place. We have found that teenagers really enjoy the location, so many activities within walking distance. Sitting on the lanai watching the pick up volleyball games as the sun sets is a great way to end the evening. Thanks for including us in your vacation. Matt and Colleen
Camano Island
5

Great Maui Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place for a combination Birthday and Anniversary trip spent with friends! This beautiful and comfortable Kihei condo was within easy walking distance of several great beaches, lots of shopping, an array of delicious dining choices, and venues with amazingly talented local musicians. Any area of Maui is easily reached by car from this central location. Inside the spotless, well decorated (love the photography canvas prints) and completely equipped unit, it was obvious that Matt and Colleen had thought of everything that guests to Maui would need or want (and more). Even before our arrival Colleen and Matt were very helpful with information about the area, as well as having a very organized and thorough notebook with tips about Maui and some of their favorite places. Even with so much to do in the area, one of our favorite things to do was spend time on the lanai, both in the morning and evening. The views are spectacular.

With so much to see and do in Maui, we only wish we could have stayed much longer.

Colleen and Matt, thank you so much for the opportunity to enjoy our stay at your gateway to paradise! We hope to return again soon.

Sincerely, Michelle and David

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave and Michelle: We are so glad you enjoyed the condo. We really like the central location also, it's so easy to explore the island from here. Also, there is so many things to do that are within walking distance that we find we park the car for days at a time. Colleen was thrilled at your comments on the canvas prints. They are all pictures we have taken during our trips, all from local sites on Maui. We would love to have you back, maybe for your next birthday! Matt and Colleen
Canada
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Matt and Colleen's condo was a perfect home away from home. While my husband and I have been to Maui 2 times before, it was our 2 daughters first time visiting. The condo is in a perfect location. It's right across the street from Kamala Park and only steps away from the beach. While there are power lines in your sight line, they do not distract from the beautiful views of the beaches and ocean. It has been renovated with tasteful furniture (no wicker!) and up to date appliances. When you want to cook a meal, they have fully stocked the kitchen with pretty much everything you need! They even have Henckel knives, which for me, is an absolute plus! The beds are Cal-King and super comfortable! Matt and Colleen also supply you with everything you need for a beach day; towels, chairs, umbrella, snorkelling gear, boogie boards and coolers. If you don't want to venture to the beach, the building has a small pool which you will most likely have to yourself. With Maui Wave Riders located right next door, you can sign up for surfing, paddle boarding, and kayaking. 2 blocks away is Foodland and Matt and Colleen provide you with a discount card. They're also located a block away from the Triangle, which has restaurants and shops. Live music and karaoke is featured almost daily at the bars. If you're looking for a very reasonable place to spend Happy Hour, visit Rita's, which is a block away. It's located upstairs and has a great view of the beach and the spectacular Maui sunsets! We ate at various places, near and far (Kihei Caffe, Coconuts, Genki Sushi in Kahalui, Fleetwoods and Star Noodle in Lahaina, The SeaHouse in Napili and others but our most memorable meal was at Maui Thai Bistro. It's a short 5 minute drive away from the condo. It's mid range price-wise but worth every dollar that you spend. They also have Happy Hour. The food was exceptional and the service fast and friendly. It was our first time staying in central Kihei but it won't be our last.

I also have to say that Matt was very good with communicating with him whenever we had a question. He is truly concerned with making sure your stay is as worry free as possible.

We highly recommend staying here. Thank you again, Matt and Colleen, for making our stay even more enjoyable and memorable!

Cheers,

Marie and John

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Marie and John: Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm happy the location of the unit worked well for your vacation. We love how centralized the condo is also. There's just so much to do within walking distance. Thanks for the restaurant ideas, some were new to us and we will definitely try them next time we are there. Looking forward to having you back for your next vacation. Mahalo, Matt and Colleen
5

A Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Matt & Colleen's condo was the perfect setting for our perfect honeymoon. It's located on a super-convenient block of Kihei, which is within a stone's throw or a short walk to a great beginner's surfing beach, Kam I, Johnston's, Kihei Cafe, Foodland and Cuatro restaurant. It's also an easy 10-15 minute drive to Wailea and Makena, where we had some memorable eating and snorkeling experiences. When Matt says that the condo is stocked, it's truly stocked. We've never stayed in a rental with a kitchen stocked with so many staples like spices, condiments, coffee and cookware. They have everything you need for a beach day: multiple sets of snorkel gear, a beach umbrella, two sizes of coolers, beach chairs, beach towels and just about anything else you can think of. The condo is comfortable and well-furnished. The beds were comfortable. But maybe best of all is the view. There are some power lines, as you can see in their photos, but you can hear the surf and see the sunset everyday. Matt was excellent with his communication and willing to share his knowledge of Maui, and I don't doubt that he has made many friends with previous tenants. So, you can't go wrong with this place and recommend it to anyone seeking a stay in Maui!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jerome and Theresa: We are so glad you chose our place for your honeymoon. It sounds like you were able to use the location for lots of activities and exploring....perfect! Thanks for the references to how we stock the unit. I try very hard to provide as much as possible for our guests, from snorkel sets to q-tips. We look forward to having you back again. Mahalo, Matt and Colleen
Munich, Germany
5

Perfect in every respect

  • 5 of 5

My teenage kids (18 and 15 years old) and I have spent 10 wonderful days in this beautiful condo. It is spacious, well equipped and well maintained. The location is unbeatable with shops and restaurants in walking distance, many beaches nearby and only 25 minutes drive to Kite Beach. Sitting on the lanai and watching the sunset behind the palm trees of Kalama Beach Park is a dream.

Far away from home we felt even better than home. Matt took care of us before, during and after our stay and provided us with lots of useful information.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful condo - we plan to come back (despite 17 hours of flight!)

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Corinna: I must admit, when you sent me the list of all the activities you and your kids accomplished I was amazed. You covered the island to an extent not many accomplish. I'm glad the location of the condo served you so well. Your son surfing with the business owners downstairs sounds great, it appears you were adopted as locals. The building houses some very friendly folks. Next time you travel from Germany to Maui, we would love to have you stay with us. Mahalo, Matt and Colleen

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kahului Airport, code OGG
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Triangle
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Lahaina
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Piilani highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Triangle
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cove park

Fantastic central location. This is a great launching point for exploring all of Maui, or park the car and you are within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and lots of beach activities

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Rates & Availability

From $139 Per night

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 5 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$159
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
Winter
Nov 2 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$159
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Spring
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 11 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$159
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$139
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Contact owner for long term stay discounts and repeat stay discounts.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 6 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Ensuite full bath; new granite/cabinets access thru bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Full bath accessed off of hallway
  • New tile, vanities and countertops in both bathrooms. Bathrooms are open, bright and clean.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal-King Bed with private bath, huge closets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second Bedroom has Cal-King and hallway full bathroom
  • Large bedrooms each with a Cal-King bed. Each bedroom has two nightstands with storage and a 6 drawer dresser. In addition, the closets are large and provide ample space to hang all your clothes. Each bedroom has its own dedicated air conditioner unit, part of the high end split ductless system. Bedroom with on-suite bathroom also has a television.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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