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2 BR/2 Bath Condo in an ocean-front complex - just steps from the beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 nights

Description

Kihei Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our newly-renovated condo is at the Royal Mauian Resort in Kihei, on sunny South Maui. This area is known throughout the world for its fabulously warm, dry, clear days and its deliciously cool tropical nights. Our condo is situated between two long white sandy beaches that are excellent for swimming, snorkeling, beach combing, whale-watching, strolling, or just relaxing in the warmth of the sun.

Located on the fourth floor, it is only a one minute walk from our condo to either beach or to the Resort's pool. Right in front of the Resort is an ancient lava reef where snorkeling is superb, providing views of brilliantly-colored tropical fish.

The Royal Mauian is conveniently located for day trips to the historic whaling town of Lahaina in West Maui and along the coastal road that winds through tropical rainforests and waterfalls to the village of Hana at the eastern end of the island. Also, you will not want to miss the view of the sunrise from the crater at the summit of Mt. Haleakala, the dormant volcano that created Maui over a million years ago.

Several championship golf courses and tennis courts are only minutes away from the Royal Mauian, and restaurants and a variety of shops are just across the street. On the roof of the Royal Mauian is a Roof Garden with a 360 degree view. Looking south, west, and north, one sees the brilliant, blue Pacific, with palm trees in the foreground and, in the background, the neighboring islands of Kaho'olawe and Lanai'i, and to the north, the majestic dome of West Maui.

This is a stunning location to see the sun set into the Pacific. Looking east, one sees the slopes of upcountry Maui, with Halaekala beyond. This is an awesome setting for viewing a vivid Maui sunrise. In addition to its outstanding views, the Roof Garden has a refrigerated serving bar, four large gas grills, and comfortable tables and chairs, making it a wonderful place for barbecues and get-togethers.

Our condo is unusual in that it shares no walls with any other unit and has windows on three sides. It has a partial ocean view, making our rates lower than most other units at the Royal Mauian. This means that you can enjoy our condo at an oceanfront complex for rates that are extremely reasonable, considering its outstanding location, setting, and amenities.

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About The Owner

We live in Pensylvania and first visited Maui in 2003. We love to travel (in the photo we're standing in front of the Teracotta Soldiers in Xian, China), but we have never found a place more beautiful, more varied, more exciting, and more peaceful than Maui.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2006

Why The Owner chose Maui

Maui has countless beautiful beaches, each of them with its own individual character. With elevations ranging from sea level to over 10,000 feet, Maui also has almost all of the ecological zones that are found on the planet. All of this, combined with all of the exciting and fun things there are to do on Maui, makes this a place that it's had not to fall in love with.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is in a complex that is right on the ocean. Directly in front is a lava-coral reef that is great for snorkeling. Just a few steps away on either side are two of the finest beaches on Maui. Our complex has a heated pool and a roof-top garden area where you can grill and enjoy a dinner with a 360 degree view of the ocean and the mountain. It's also close to golf courses, spas, and great restaurants and coffee houses.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

2 BR/2 Bath Condo in an ocean-front complex - just steps from the beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
4

Rough start but no complaints

  • 4 of 5

The most important information you need to know is that the owner is very good to work with. There were some issues we found on arrival and they were dealt with immediately and we were grateful. We spoke with the owner who lives on the mainland. He relies on his contacts in Maui, and that can cause some issues for him at times. He does his best tho, and we were satisfied in the end. This resort is one of the oldest in Kihei and it can show it in the units.

This unit has no direct view of the water, but a sideways look off the lanai gives you a nice glance. The water sounds and breeze at night are perfect, and no one has direct view into this unit for nice privacy. The stairs right outside the door are so convenient, but the elevator is not a far walk either. Having a washer and dryer in the unit is helpful. Beach towels, linens, a full (but small) kitchen make living easy. We also used the boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrella. While the unit is small (850 sf) it is laid out well and having windows on 3 sides make for a comfortable stay. There is no A/C but none is needed with the ceiling fans running. A TV in each bedroom and the living room let everyone have what they want. The location is so convenient, and while you will hear traffic and people throughout the day, the noise is gone by 10:00pm and only the birds will wake you in the morning. Parking is easy, the location perfect for every direction and the access to the water and snorkeling right outside your door. Grab a glass of wine, and pull up a lawn chair to watch the turtles feed every late afternoon while the sunset relaxes you completely.

We enjoyed our first stay in Kihei, and are grateful for the easy communication with the owner. But, remember this is not a hotel. You will not get cleaning service during your stay, and the main office is closed after 4:00 pm and all weekend. If you need help you must contact the emergency number, which didn't initially answer when we called. You will get only basic paper goods, but once you run out you buy your own. Bring your own shampoo/conditioner/soap because you only get one tiny bottle of each. One use and you need to get your own.

This unit is not handicap (wheelchair) accessible due to at least 2 steps in any direction to the front door. But there is a lift in the pool and walkers and cane users are not going to have trouble.

Thank you Dennis for your hospitality. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our condo and that you were able to take advantage of so many of the facilities at the Royal Mauian and enjoy so much of the surrounding natural beauty of the neighboring beaches. We hope that you will return again soon.
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Annapolis, MD
5

Great condo, great location, great snorkeling

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 10 nights with 5 people in late June--super place. Condo is clean, comfortable, no need for A/C with all those windows on 3 sides bringing in the tradewind breezes. We reported a couple of minor issues which the on-island agent was very receptive/reassuring about and which I would expect are fixed by now (the lockbox for the key on the condo door was old and almost impossible to get open, and the ceiling fan in the second bedroom didn't run faster than "slow"), but those were MINOR and everything you need in this condo works GREAT. The location is awesome, lots of good food and shopping to walk to very close by. Kam-2 became our go-to beach--it was just great, and there are lots of beautiful beaches a short drive away which makes south Kihei a good base. With the exception of boat trips we took to a couple of snorkel sites like Molokini, the best snorkeling we found was right here beside the condo building. It became a lifestyle thing--make coffee in the morning, walk downstairs, snorkel for an hour with the amazing turtles and coral and fish, come back and have breakfast and plan the rest of our day... There were a couple of days when the water clarity was not the greatest, due to wind/weather that had churned up the near-shore water, but mostly the snorkeling was outstanding and rewarded us with lots of pleasant swims alongside the gentle turtles and plenty of fish and pretty coral but also views of both an octopus and a big lobster in their hidy-holes. The rooftop patio is great for sunsets and for grilling, and the grills are kept spotless by the building management folks. Lastly, the condo owners were great to deal with, as were the on-island agents.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy that you enjoyed your time at our condo so much. We also love just walking down in the morning and swimming and snorkeling and then coming back to the condo, or to one of the neighboring restaurants, for breakfast. It is indeed a great way to start the day, We hope you'll be able to return soon.
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5

A True Gem of a Place

  • 5 of 5

I cannot rave enough about this place. My family of six (kids aged 14, 12, 10 and 7) just returned from our first trip ever to Hawaii. Such a fantastic vacation! This condo is hands down in the best location in Kihei, and, in my opinion, Kihei is the best location on Maui. Easy driving to Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Wailea. All fun places to explore but we loved Kihei the best for it's laid back feel, Local Boys Shave Ice, and ease of walking or driving. The two beaches (Kamaole 1 and 2) are gorgeous and literally steps from the condo -- no streets to cross or traffic to deal with. This condo was clean, well kept, nicely decorated, and had EVERYTHING you could possibly need: full kitchen equipment, plenty of bath towels, beach towels, full snorkeling gear for 6, boogie boards, back-pack beach chairs, umbrella, and very comfortable beds! We really appreciated having a cooler to pack our beach snacks, water, and sandwiches in. The afternoon breeze is the perfect AC. Yes, the birds are noisy in the morning, but from what I have heard from others who have stayed anywhere on the Hawaiian islands, it's like this everywhere. We were up and out the door by 8 AM most days anyway so sleeping in wasn't an issue for us. We didn't have any problems the 7 days were were there, however, I did call one of the provided numbers for the access code to the pool and roof and my call was returned minutes later. I've never rented a private condo before, but this owner made it so easy through VRBO. Quick e-mail replies, professional, and nice. I would definitely, definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to friends. This place does not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you so enjoyed our condo and we are looking forward to your next stay.
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5

Fantastic location and great snorkeling

  • 5 of 5

We went to Maui on a family vacation with our two kids, 23 and 20. We all had such a wonderful time and are still talking about it two weeks after coming home. Great location, near a variety of very good restaurants and snorkeling the beautiful waters of Kihei right in front of the condo. Our daughter especially enjoyed being able to swim near the sea turtles that were there. The condo couldn't be in a better location with walking distance to two great beaches. We would eat breakfast every morning on the lanai and then set out for our adventure for the day. We had an amazing dinner at the 5 Palms and we hope to return someday. Thanks for making this such a wonderful vacation for all of us. We hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed our condo and its wonderful location. We look forward to your return.
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Calgary
5

Great location, clean cool unit...would definitely rent this place again!

  • 5 of 5

There was three of us in our group. For two of us this was our first trip to Maui and for the other person, this was one trip of many to the island. The condo was great, it was clean and had lots of room and storage. The layout of the bedrooms and bathrooms are well thought out to make for great separation and privacy. We were worried that the unit might be warm as it doesn't have air conditioning. With the many windows open, ceiling fans and breeze from the trade winds every afternoon we found the unit to be a very comfortable and not once during our 2 weeks did we missed AC. The location of the building is excellent, there are two beaches that are close and easily walked to from the unit. Enjoyed many early morning walks on the beach. Having the unit right near an end stairway was very convenient to get to the beach and shopping. It was nice to have all the kitchen appliances and tools we needed and even ample selection of spices. Especially nice to have to have beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, washer and dryer included in the unit. As other people have comment you hear the birds early in the morning and it seems the ground crew starts fairly early, this would be our only complaint which really isn't an issue. Hearing the birds in the morning is much nicer that having to hearing traffic. The roof top terrace is a great place to sit and enjoy your evening meal, we had a few meals there. The area was always clean and well looked after, many folks in the building enjoy the terrace in the evening and we met some great, friendly people. Even though many people enjoy the terrace, we never had an issue of waiting long for one of the 4 bbqs to be free. If we return to Maui, we would definitely look at renting this unit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you had such a good time at our condo and that you especially enjoyed the roof garden and the stimulating gatherings of guests that happen there as all enjoy dinner and sunset. We look forward to your return.
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Bothell, WA
5

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Maui and we hope to return many more times. This condo was fabulous. The location was spot on. We had two couples staying there for this visit and it worked well. There was plenty of bedroom separation and with each room having it's own bathroom we felt that we had enough privacy. I would have to agree with another reviewer that said the birds were a bit noisy in the morning but other than that we didn't have a single complaint! The condo was clean, well stocked and updated. Maui Tacos right across the street was great, we ate there on our last night and wishes we would have tried it earlier. We loved being able to pack up the beach chairs and cooler and walk to the beach. We rented a Jeep to be able to see more of the island but there is so much within walking distance. The owner was very prompt in his responses to my inquiries and provided me with detailed information for my stay. I can't wait to book my next trip!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you had a good stay and look forward to your return.
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Kahului Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Costco
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat to Molakini Crater
Nearest Point of Interest
Keawala'i Church in Makena
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The Bad Ass Coffee Shop
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Da Kitchen
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Lappert's Hawaiian Ice Cream
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Sorento's and Five Palms

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Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season 20016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
$184
$1,323
 
 
High Season 2016-17
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$269
$1,883
$7,263
 
 
Low Season 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$189
$1,323
$5,103
 
 
High Season 2017-18
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
$279
$1,953
$7,659
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates for stays over Christmas are higher. Parking and cleaning are included but there is a $110 cleaning fee for stays of less than 7 nights. Rates are $30 per night higher for stays of less than 7 nights (unless the available vacant period is less than 7 nights, in which case regular rates apply). Hawaiian Tax IDs: TA-206-126-6944-01 and GE-206-126-6944-01 CANCELLATION POLICY: There is a $400 Cancellation Fee for reservations cancelled 60 or more days prior to arrival. No refunds are given if cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to arrival unless the condo is re-booked, in which case full refund will be made for all re-booked nights.

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Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The Unit sleeps 6. The master bedroom has a California King bed. The second bedroom has 2 Twin beds that can be converted to a King bed. There is a Queen-size sofa bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Our condo has ceiling fans in both bedrooms and in the living room. It does not have air conditioning because ocean breezes and the fans almost always keep it very comfortable. The condo has boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels, beach toys, board games, children's games, and a portacrib, all for your use during your stay.

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