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WHALEWATCH ALL DAY FROM BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED OCEANVIEW 1 BR/2 Ba

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Shared Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

My FABULOUSLY LUXURIOUS OCEANVIEW 1 bedroom / 2 bath condo is located in the Maui Kamaole Condominium complex: South Kihei's finest first class property. It is located in South Kihei, on the Wailea border with beautiful beaches, all of the Wailea resorts, shopping, restaurants and championship golf courses close at hand. My condo is directly across from the most popular Kihei beach, Kamaole III Beach and Park; swimming, snorkeling, surfing and wave riding are excellent here, this is also the 'Mallory Square' (ala Key West) of Maui. Take a few of my 'beach' wine glasses and a fabulous bottle of wine, and celebrate the end of, yet another, PERFECT day in PARADISE; surrounded by locals and guests alike - all thanking their lucky stars that they're on Maui (also known as Heaven).

Maui Kamaole's 23 acre condominium property is a low-rise and low-density complex with extensive lawns and lush tropical landscaping enhancing its dramatic hillside setting. My smoke-free unit is located in the most desirable oceanview 'A' building. There are no obstructions in front of my condo, assuring you of stunning and UNOBSTRUCTED OCEAN VIEWS, sunsets, views of the island on Lanai, Molokini Crater and the West Maui windmills, stargazing and whale watching from the privacy of your own lanai.

My unit is a very spacious 900 square feet on the ground floor (a ramp from the parking area and no steps into the unit make it handicap accessible). My condo is flooded with sunlight, modern, comfortable and very well equipped. Being a New York City interior designer, I selected the furniture, art and finishes to reflect an island serenity and theme without resorting to the tacky cliché of tropical pastels and prints. The entire condo was completely remodeled in 2010 and updated again in 2015. 18'x18' stone floor tiles throughout (extending to both the ocean and mountain lanais, as well); a new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, oak cabinetry, granite counters, cookware, dishes and glassware; two sumptuous custom baths with marble showers (both large enough for two), Grohe fixtures, granite basins, imported light fixtures, bamboo hardware and Ralph Lauren bath linens.

The bedroom is large with a HUGE, pillow top king-size bed outfitted with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, an en suite master bath with dual sink vanity & walk-in shower, two large closets, Indonesian teak furniture and a completely private, enclosed lanai. The living/dining area has an open, airy feeling with earth-toned upholstery, teak & koa wood accents, hand loomed wool rugs, an antique Chinese media cabinet (which houses the entertainment system complete with AM/FM stereo, CD & iPod sound doc, DVD and 32-inch, flat-screen color TV), bamboo wall coverings and original artwork (from Hawaiian artists). All of these elements blend harmoniously with the unimpeded ocean views from the 22'+ expanse of glass composed of new, insulated and soundproof, double sliding doors.

This is not a standard rental condo; it is a chic and comfortable island home. In fact, this is my Maui residence three to four months annually. I limit my rentals to two adults and children over 16 who will care for my property, and enjoy it as much as I do. It is the perfect place for the extended, comfortable, romantic stay on Maui. My welcome goes out to honeymooning couples (champagne gift baskets and in-room couples massages can be arranged in advance for an additional charge). Additionally, I enthusiastically welcome seniors, singles and gay travellers.

Amenities at Maui Kamaole Condominium complex include multiple tennis courts, two swimming pools (one with a waterfall), hot tubs, poolside gazebos and gas barbecue areas. Excellent shopping at the Shops at Wailea - numerous art gallerys and clothing stores as well as Tiffany's, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, etc., movie theaters, restaurants (Spago at The Four Seasons, Sarrento's on the Beach, Gannon's, Kahana Kitchen, Longi's, Tommy Bahama's, Cafe O'Lei, Sansei Sushi, etc.), championship golf and the best beaches on all of Maui are literally steps away (I've spent thousands of hours on Keawakapuu Beach - a 5 minute walk as are Kamaole I, II & III; and my all time favorite - Wailea Beach in front of the Four Seasons Resort - is a 5 minute drive with ample parking). The historic whaling town of Lahaina & world famous Ka'anapalii Beach are 24 miles (45 minutes) away; horseback riding at Makenna stables is 9 miles away (25 minutes); the Maui Ocean Center & Aquarium at Ma'alea Harbor is 10 miles away (20 minutes). Additionally, necessities such as grocery stores, pharmacies, dry cleaners, hair/nail salons, post office, Starbucks, Blockbusters, etc. are minutes away. Whale watching in the winter is excellent from the comfort of my direct oceanview lanai.

Also, I have regular contact with the 1BR/2Ba unit next door to mine, so ASK if you need more space - as often both units are available at the same time!! Finally, my on-island Assistant is happy to stock the fridge with essentials like coffee, fruit, etc., prior to you arrival upon request (additional charge will apply).

Feel free to call with any questions you may have.

MAHALO!

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES IN MY UNIT INCLUDE SNORKLE MASK AND FINS IN ASSORTED SIZES, ASSORTED BEACH TOYS, BEACH CHESS & BACKGAMMON BOARDS, TOMMY BAHAMA BEACH CHAIRS, RALPH LAUREN BEACH TOWELS, BEACH UMBRELLAS, BEACH BAGS, A PICINIC BASKET w/ THERMOS & OUTDOOR BLANKETS (TO MAKE YOUR HALEAKALA @ SUNRISE TRIP BETTER - BRRRR!), COOLERS IN ASSORTED SIZES, WOODEN HANGERS IN CLOSETS & AN iPod DOC (SO YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN TUNES!

More Details

Owner
T Buchanan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About T Buchanan

New York City Interior Designer/Real Estate Investor

T Buchanan purchased this condo in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Hi Todd!



Thank you for sending the deposit so quickly! We also wanted to thank you for sharing your Maui paradise with us. We couldn't have asked for more perfect accommodations! We loved everything about your condo and how much easier and more enjoyable it made vacation.

We were sorry to leave.



We hope to return to Maui one day and stay at Maui Kam again.



We will definitely recommend your place to everyone we know.



Mahalo"
Mar 2012
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Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath in located in Master BR & has double walk in shower (big enough for 2), granite topped vanity with double sinks & huge mirror. Guest bath has walk in shower, marble vessel sink with Balinese teak base.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) Outfitted with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, a down comforter, 600 thread count W Hotel Collection Duvet cover, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room sofa converts to Queen bed outfitted with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
My condo is equipped with Tommy Bahama beach chairs, mats & Ralph Lauren beach towels, snorkles, fins, goggles, a thermos, picinic basket and multiple beach coolers for guests use.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

WHALEWATCH ALL DAY FROM BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED OCEANVIEW 1 BR/2 Ba
average rating of 4.948718 based on 51 reviews
5

Awesome stay - great condo

  • 5 of 5

The bed was amazing - so comfortable and cozy. We loved the ocean view from the lanai and the convenience of both the pool and the beach so close to the condo. Lovely furnishings, very well kept, excellent location - what more could you ask for? If we make it back to Maui, we'd definitely hope to stay here again.

Todd was great to work with and very responsive, prompt and friendly.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie- yiu guys were a DELIGHT! Please come back next year- or visit my other rentals in NYC or the Hamptons! Mahalo- Todd
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5

As advertised....

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in this condo last month. The location is ideal for walking to the beach (public park in one direction and nice beach in front of condos and restaurants in the other direction). 10 minutes from the condo door to the beach. It was nice to have the chairs, umbrella, scuba gear, and coolers. They came in handy. The condo was very nice, as you can see from the pictures- tile floors and granite/marble countertops. This condo is located in the the front of the complex and has an awesome view of the pacific. We enjoyed our breakfast on the patio each morning. We would definitely recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dana! You guys are welcome back anytime - or maybe at my other VRBO properties in NYC or the Hamptons! Mahalo
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5

Perfect Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful and luxurious condo during our honeymoon in Maui. After looking at the photos and description I had pretty high expectations when we arrived. I'm pleased to say that it definitely exceeded my expectations, and then some! It was perfect. The attention to detail in the beautiful decor and amenities provided really made it feel like a home-away-from-home for us during our stay. One of our favorite features was the patio with an awesome view. Even though it's in a complex, it felt quiet and secluded, perfect for enjoying our coffee every morning and watching the beautiful sunsets. It is a short drive or walk away from numerous beaches, shops, restaurants, and other things to do. Todd, the owner, really went above and beyond to make sure our stay was special and enjoyable and it most certainly was. If we are in Maui again (and I have a feeling we will be) we would stay here again without a doubt!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exemplary Property with an Exceptional Owner

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Maui, HI and we couldn't be happier with our VIP experience in paradise. You can't go wrong with this condo as itt was our home away from home for 14 days and the most relaxing stay we have ever experienced anywhere. You will love the compelling and extraordinary unobstructed panoramic view of the Maui coast of this exquisitely decorated condo in a fabulous location that's close and convenient to everything. Mr. Todd Buchanan, the owner, has thought of it all as this place is stocked with everything you will need for your stay. He is quick to respond, open to answering any questions, and made renting this property a painless experience. While we were on the property, the office staff (Iona in particular) was an invaluable resource with local knowledge of the island getting us discounts on attractions/activities.This place is worth every penny and we can't get back there quick enough!

Thank you Todd for having us and giving us such a memorable experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

NOTHING SHORT OF PERFECTION

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my wife with a return to Maui - haven't been there since out honeymoon almost 20 years ago - for a few days on our way to Sydney. Our trip was magical, AGAIN, for many reasons, not the least of which was scoring this killer place to stay! The condo was PERFECT - all the finished super nice, (not at all like other places we've rented through VRBO in the past), kitchen with stainless chef like appliances, marble bathrooms (2 - both with showers made for couples), a HUGE bed that felt like I was sleeping on a cloud, the softest sheets I've ever felt and even Polo towels for the bathrooms and beach! Owner thought of everything: beach chairs, brand new boogie boards (still in plastic), masks & fins, cards, frisbees, coolers, blankets and a thermos for the volcano sunrise....the list goes on. The owner, Todd, went out of his way when I contacted him and told him my plan to surprise my wife: he arranged for an airport lei greeting, champagne at the condo when we arrived, a couples massage in the condo, the best table on the lanai at Spago in the Four Season (they sent us champagne and dessert for free - saying it "was a pleasure to entertain friends of Todd's") and a picnic lunch to be delivered to the condo the night before our Haleakala trip, so we could spend the day hiking around there after sunrise. No lie, it was like I had the best concierge in Maui doing everything for me (which was a coup since I'm not the best at those sorts of details). the end result was one of the best, albeit shortest, trips I've ever been on. I'd stay here again ins a second!!

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: the reservation process simple through PayPal (had confirmation within 2 hours), owner readily accessible and helpful, price was fair, condo exactly as described, condo spotlessly clean, the condo complex is beautiful & lush, the ocean views from the lanai of this unit were amazing.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey, US
5

NOTHING SHORT OF PERFECTION

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my wife with a return to Maui - haven't been there since out honeymoon almost 20 years ago - for a few days on our way to Sydney. Our trip was magical, AGAIN, for many reasons, not the least of which was scoring this killer place to stay! The condo was PERFECT - all the finished super nice, (not at all like other places we've rented through VRBO in the past), kitchen with stainless chef like appliances, marble bathrooms (2 - both with showers made for couples), a HUGE bed that felt like I was sleeping on a cloud, the softest sheets I've ever felt and even Polo towels for the bathrooms and beach! Owner thought of everything: beach chairs, brand new boogie boards (still in plastic), masks & fins, cards, frisbees, coolers, blankets and a thermos for the volcano sunrise....the list goes on. The owner, Todd, went out of his way when I contacted him and told him my plan to surprise my wife: he arranged for an airport lei greeting, champagne at the condo when we arrived, a couples massage in the condo, the best table on the lanai at Spago in the Four Season (they sent us champagne and dessert for free - saying it "was a pleasure to entertain friends of Todd's") and a picnic lunch to be delivered to the condo the night before our Haleakala trip, so we could spend the day hiking around there after sunrise. No lie, it was like I had the best concierge in Maui doing everything for me (which was a coup since I'm not the best at those sorts of details). the end result was one of the best, albeit shortest, trips I've ever been on. I'd stay here again ins a second!!

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: the reservation process simple through PayPal (had confirmation within 2 hours), owner readily accessible and helpful, price was fair, condo exactly as described, condo spotlessly clean, the condo complex is beautiful & lush, the ocean views from the lanai of this unit were amazing.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haha! Gregg, I must say that you are the most romantic husband I've ever helped!!! What you lacked in 'know-how' to get the job done, you MORE than made up for in the willingness to make your wife happy - she's a lucky gal! You guys were a delight, and I'll be happy to have you back whenever you can in the future!
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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
 
MARCH/APRIL 2017
Mar 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$289
 
 
SPRING/SUMMER 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
FALL 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$309
 
 
PEAK SEASON 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$289
 
 
SPRING/SUMMER 2018
Apr 16 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$179
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping/HOA fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are for 2 persons - additional persons are $45 per person per night. $400 Refundable Damage Deposit required for all bookings. Monthly discounts available; Active Duty Military discounts available. Credit card payments will incur an additional 3% charge for domestic or 4% for international transactions - this amount will be deducted from the Damage Deposit if not paid at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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