About the property
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Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
When only the Best will do!
This fourth floor oceanfront condo at the Kihei Surfside Resort is located at the ocean end of the building, in the coveted “1 stack”, which are the closest to the ocean two bedroom condos in all of Kihei or Wailea. It has a spectacular 270 degree view from the kitchen, living room, dining area, master bedroom and lanai. The islands of Molokini and Kahoolawe are clearly visible. The view of the ocean and its abundant wildlife is absolutely breathtaking. It was completely remodeled and refurnished in September 2011, and is spectacular in every way! This is “Rosies” personal unit. We believe this is the finest unit in the best location anywhere in south Kihei.
The entire unit has porcelain flooring. All the cabinetry, which was custom made and imported from Canada, is cherry stained maple, and all counters and vanities are topped with Juparana Delicatus granite. The cabinets and countertops are consistent throughout the unit. All lighting in all rooms is controlled by dimmer switches.
The gourmet kitchen is spectacular! There are large windows through which there is a spectacular view to the south of Keawakapu Beach, (voted Maui’s “most romantic), Molokini Crater and the island of Kahoolawe. It is fully equipped with stainless steel Professional Series appliances, including side by side fridge/freezer with water and ice, flat top stove with five burners and warming drawer, quiet dishwasher, multi function microwave oven, garbage disposer, under cabinet lighting and a variety of small appliances including coffee maker, coffee grinder, four slice toaster, blender, crock pot, rice maker and hand mixer. There is also a large selection of higher end pots and pans, baking pans, knives, BBQ tools, extensive spice rack and ample matching dishes, glasses and cutlery. The kitchen peninsula has a six foot eating ledge with three barstools.
The living room has a tropical rattan sofa with a matching loveseat and large comfy armchair with ottoman. There is also a large 55” flat screen LCD HD color TV with HD cable box, DVR, Blue-ray player and surround sound receiver and multi speed ceiling fan.
The dining area has a round rattan glass table with 4 matching tropical armchairs with ceiling fan/light above.
The large, private lanai has two matching comfy armchairs with ottomans and bistro style tables with seating for four – a spectacular place to enjoy your morning coffee or a romantic oceanfront dinner! Turtles and dolphins can be seen year round, whales in season.
The unit has free, wireless high speed internet and free long distance calling to the United States and Canada.
The master bedroom has a high quality Euro style pillow top king size bed with high end linens. This is the only 2 bedroom unit at the Kihei Surfside with a king size bed. There is also a multi speed ceiling fan, Hawaiian style rattan furniture, plantation shutters, wall mounted 37” flat screen LCD HD TV with cable box. The closet has a digital security safe mounted inside. The master bedroom is located on the ocean side of the building from where the surf is very audible and the full ocean view is breathtaking!
The master bathroom has a full size, walk in shower with a Pulse shower spa system, including rain head, hand held wand/massager and six body sprays. There is an over height vanity with granite countertop, Toto elongated toilet and recessed in the ceiling is a JBL stereo speaker system.
The second bedroom has Sealy Posturepedic pillow top Queen size bed with high end linens. There also is a multi speed ceiling fan, Hawaiian style rattan furniture, plantation shutters, closet, and a wall mounted 27” flat screen LCD TV with built in DVD player. This bedroom also has a full bathroom, including custom enclosed shower with a massage head shower system, c/w a hand held wand/massager. There is an over height vanity with granite countertop and elongated Toto toilet.
The unit is fully equipped with, fresh linen and towels, iron/ironing board, hairdryers and beach gear that includes folding chairs, Egyptian cotton beach towels, umbrella, boogie boards, snorkel gear and cooler.
This unit is an excellent choice for guests who are looking for a very high end, premium oceanfront accommodation in a spectacular location with an absolutely breathtaking and unobstructed 270 degree view of the Pacific Ocean from Keawakapu Beach to the West Maui mountains.
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About Larry Rosenberg
Sharon and I absolutely love the Kihei Surfside! We started by purchasing a one bed, one bath unit, then were able to buy a one bed one and half bath unit, and now are thrilled to be able to purchase one the very high demand ocean end, two bedroom two bath units.
Larry Rosenberg purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Larry Rosenberg chose Kihei
Larry and Sharon Rosenberg are businesspeople from Vancouver, Canada. We started coming to the Kihei Surfside on our honeymoon in 1983. We loved it so much we returned every year. We feel very fortunate to be owners at the Kihei Surfside. The Surfside is a special place - our favorite on earth - and we enjoy helping first timers discover this magical place! We plan to spend our winters at the Surfside once we retire.The building has the best location. Unlike almost all of the other oceanfront properties in Kihei, the Surfside is set back from S. Kihei Rd., and is located on the north end of Keawakapu Beach, the nicest beach we have ever seen - voted Maui's Most Romantic beach!
What makes this Condo unique
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Amazing views in paradise
We loved our stay here! Some of the best snorkeling on the island right outside our door and lots of turtles every day. Well furnished and cozy condo with everything we could possibly need. Definitely will be coming back!
Thank you for your 5 star review! We agree that it is pretty amazing to have such great snorkeling and turtles right out in front of the resort. It's great to hear that your enjoyed your unit. We look forward to welcoming you back next time your travels bring you to Maui. Mahalo! ~Rosies~
I decided to book a last minute vacation with the family. The facilities and personnel are top notch. You can literally purchase groceries and expect to find everything else in the unit. Larry and company accommodated our last minute booking and their onsite personnel are very helpful. The property is located a few steps from a great beach and the view is spectacular. It is a short drive with easy access to pretty much all points of interest on the Island. The breeze off the ocean fills the property with ocean air and you quickly begin scheming on how to move to Maui.
Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the positive experience you had booking your last minute vacation with us. We were happy to hear that you rated the location excellent and that the ocean breeze had you dreaming about a move to Maui. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back next time your travels bring you to Maui. Mahalo! ~Rosies~
Beautifu! Best views and ocean sounds.
We loved the location -- on the water in Kihei. Fell asleep to the sounds of the waves. Walked the nature trail; snorkeled; rented paddle board; ran to Wailea; dined at Sorentos; drove to Kihei town & upcountry to my cousin's olive oil farm.
Great Stay. Perfect location
Location, location, location. I searched for places in Kaanapali, Kapalua and Wailea, but I'm glad we found this place in Kihei. It is so close to one of the top beaches on the island as per "Maui Revealed" book and app (and we explored 8 other beadhes and liked ours the best... it's called Keawakapu Beach) and the snorkeling directly out front of the condo was amazing. You can rent kayaks or stand up paddle boards from the condo complex right next door. It is a corner unit so the views are wonderful. You are 7 minutes from Wailea, 2 minutes from downtown Kihei with good restaurants and shopping, 30-35 mins from Lahaina and a tad longer to Kaanapali. It's a good location to explore the island. We did hiking to the Nakalele blowhole via the Acid war zone (as per the app), the Kapalua Coastal hike, La Perouse snorkel and hike, Wailea coastal walk, Paia and Hookipa Beach lookout.
Pros: Kitchen is fully stocked. The property manager responded to a fix-it item very quickly. They have stocked in the unit fins, snorkels, boogie boards and 2 beach chairs!! The showers are great. But the best is the location near the beach. Opposite the beach on the condo property is a HUGE groomed grass area to play bocce ball, shuffle board, etc. that is part of the condo property. Good grilling areas as well. There are 3 flat screen TVs in this unit. When we were there brand new patio furniture was delivered for the condo's balcony. The sunset views are incredible. The owner was very responsive and professional and easy to work with. Out of all the units on this property I would pick 401 as the best in regards to size and views.
Cons: There is no AC. This is not a deal-breaker as there are trade-winds that blow through as you open up the windows and large screen door and turn on all the ceiling fans, but if you absolutely must have AC then it might not be a fit. Also the mattress in the master needs to be upgraded. Sounds like I'm the "princess and the pea" but it had a bit of "hammocking" going on. A small issue. My wife and I still slept well as we fell asleep to the sound of the waves 50' away which was amazing. But a new mattress would be my suggestion.
Overall we would definitely go back again. Great island, perfect location. The best part was each morning to sip cup of Hawaiian coffee on the balcony watching whales, kayakers, snorkelers, runners on a running trail, and boats. Evenings are of course beautiful sunsets right from your balcony. Mahalo!
Thank you for leaving such generous comments and comprehensive review. We are happy to hear that your enjoyed the Surfside and in particular unit 401. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a return visit. Mahalo! ~Rosie's~
Family holiday with two college age kids.
Loved being so close to the water.
Only suggestion would be that it would be nice to have had a sofa bed couch in the living room compared to the wicker couch.
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!
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THIS IS A HAWAII TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATION GOVERNED BY HAWAII LAW. HAWAII TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES MUST BE PAID ON THE GROSS RENTS COLLECTED BY AN OPERATOR FROM ANY PERSON RENTING HAWAII TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS. HAWAII LAW ALSO PROVIDES FURTHER REQUIREMENTS OF A TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS OPERATOR. Hawaii Tax # TA-213-453-4144-01 $125 cleaning fee to be applied to reservation. Rates are for up to 4 persons - with a 4 person maximum. Changes: There is no guarantee that changes can be accommodated - check first! Permissible changes within 48 hours of booking are free; Permissible changes after 48 hours of booking may result in a $25 fee.