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Beautiful Maui Home Away from Home -- Free Wi-Fi, Long Distance, & Air

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Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Kihei Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Queen Sofabed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4) with Garden View

Aloha! Welcome to Hale Ma'kai (house beside the sea), my vacation home at Kihei Akahi. My smoke-free one-bedroom Maui condo, located in sunny Kihei, is the perfect place to spend your Maui vacation. My home is a spacious (696 SF), ground-floor condo with lanai opening out onto a large lawn, which has been tastefully and comfortably decorated with tropical decor to provide you with a feeling of home away from home. The kitchen and bathroom have been updated with new cabinets, appliances and finishes. The living room was completely updated in 2007 and in the summer of 2015 was renovated again when the sofa was re-upholstered, new energy efficient windows installed, and the AC replaced with a quiet, energy efficient unit. The bedroom has been completely renovated with new carpeting, new tropical furniture imported from the mainland and, in 2015, a new king mattress w/new linens and tropical Tommy Bahama quilt. My pictures reflect these most recent updates.

Inside is your own washer and dryer, ceiling fans, a quiet window AC, Free WiFi and high speed cable internet, free use of a Dell laptop and printer (see description) free long distance phone service to the US and Canada, and a fully-equipped kitchen. In addition, the condo has a flat panel TV and an eclectic library of books, VCR tapes, and DVDs -- several featuring Hawaiian history and/or culture.

Several times a year, I personally visit to do deep cleaning and maintenance and to decorate so that my condo provides the best vacation experience possible for my guests.

The Kihei Akahi complex boasts lovely tropical landscaped grounds with Plumeria trees, Hibiscus and other mature, lush Hawaiian plants. We have even created a botanical garden walk on the grounds; maps are available at the front desk.

Across the street is sandy Kamaole II Beach Park with showers and restrooms. During the day until 5:00 PM, the beach park has life guards. At Kam II, as it is called, you will be able to catch the rays of the sun (wear sunscreen!) or swim and snorkel -- and be likely to see a green sea turtle or two. In the evenings you will be able to sit on the west-facing lanai and view the sunsets while having a glass of wine or having dinner.

My condo can be accessed via wheelchair. However, it is not true ADA compliant and, therefore, not set up for many needs of handicapped guests. Please discuss your needs with me before booking.

Although true ADA compliant service animals are allowed in the Kihei Akahi complex, PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN MY CONDO as many of my guests and I have pet allergies and the cost and time required to clean and remove allergens is prohibitive.

My Condo is smoke-free. SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE IN MY CONDO OR ON THE LANAI! Kihei Akahi has a policy of no smoking in the walkways, the lanais, or within 50 feet of any buildings.

The State of Hawaii requires that all vacation rentals be registered with the state to pay both transient accommodations and excise taxes on rentals. My Hawaiian tax ID# is: T-158-023-6800

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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About Annette


I have been coming to Maui since 1982 when I finally fulfilled my dream of visiting Hawaii. Maui really is a wonderful, special place and I feel fortunate to own my little piece of paradise and be able to share it with my guests.

During my second visit to Hawaii a year later, I finally had the courage to try snorkeling and fell in love with the beautiful warm ocean and its inhabitants. Twenty years later (2003) I took it to the next level and became a scuba diver! Once I became a diver, I wanted to give something back and now I still volunteer occasionally when I am in Maui -- counting fish and tracking the health of the reefs. There is even a picture of me in scuba gear on the cover of "Preserving Paradise: Opportunities in Volunteering for Hawaii's Environment," by Kirsten Whatley -- available from Amazon. This book is recommended for anyone who has an interest in enriching their experience of this magical place.

I very much enjoy sharing my condo and encourage my guests to ask questions about Maui and their upcoming vacations. Many come back year after year and have become part of what I call "my Maui family."

Annette purchased this condo in 2001

Why Annette chose Maui

The first time I stayed at the Kihei Akahi complex was in 1987. Previously, I had always stayed in the Kaanapali area in one of the hotels. My friends with whom I was traveling and I really liked the relaxed pace of Kihei and the spaciousness of one bedroom condos. We liked being able to just walk across the street to a great beach for swimming and snorkeling. Subsequently all of my return visits have been to this part of the island.

When I finally decided to buy my own condo, I checked out many other properties as well but found that, for me, Kihei Akahi offered the best value. Kihei Akahi, unlike many complexes on the island, is built with very solid construction which means that sound does not normally travel between walls; units are very quiet. This is a very important feature when people are living next to each other. I liked the spaciousness of the units and having immediate access to the ocean. Complexes in North Kihei, are near beaches that are beautiful but mostly shallow and rocky and not good for snorkeling or swimming. I also liked that I could walk to shops and restaurants -- a feature that I thought would appeal to my guests. And, of course, the grounds of the Kihei Akahi complex are kept up beautifully which makes it nice for me and my guests to visit.

What makes this condo unique

I love that my condo sits at the back of the property facing west toward the sunsets and away from the noise of South Kihei Rd. It is a minute or two further to the beach than some of the units but it is very quiet and peaceful. Being on the ground floor, I can simply walk out my lanai door and I am 20 seconds to the pool and BBQs or am on the beach in about three-five minutes. I am walking distance (about 5-20 minutes) to enough restaurants and stores that I don't have to use my car unless I need to buy a lot of groceries or something special. Birds and plants on the property give me a great sense of peace and happiness. I hope you experience the same when you visit Maui.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(from email after this guest's second stay with me)

Hello Annette,

We are just get back to Japan, as we spent several days in Oahu after Maui. We really enjoyed the life at Maui with your beautiful condo. Anyway, thank you very much to share the comfortable condo. We found some improvement on your unit, and it was great. Also, some renewal kitchen staff was very good. My wife was hesitate to use the new pans at first, as it was shining too much and she would not like to make any surface flaws.

We are not sure when we can go back to Maui next time, while we hope to visit Maui every year. But we are sure that your condo will be 1st priority for accommodation.

Best Regards,
Nov 2005
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Perfect place in Kihei

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect. We have got everything that we expected and more. it is almost an all included excepted for meals! it is a nice, quiet and safe place at 3 minutes walking distance from the beach Kamaole

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patrice and Family, Thank you so much for being my guests and your very kind review. I hope that your two week stay will leave you wanting more Maui and you will return to my Maui home again sometime soon. Mahalo, Annette
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What can we say that isn't already said. The condo was great and very clean. The beach is right next door and for sleeping it was very quiet.

If it wouldn't be so far for us, we would stay there for sure!

The owner was very caring and interested, if we had any needs. She sent us a lot of Information about what to do and where to go.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Otto, Mahalo nui loa for taking the time to write your review of my condo. I am so glad you found everything perfect for your trip. I know it is far but I hope you can come back sometime in the future. Again, mahalo, Annette
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The condo was excellent. Great location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay. The condo was excellent, location was great. The pool was just a few feet away from the lanai. Beaches were so close to us. Within reasonable driving distance from other towns like Wailea and Lahaina. We checked out many beaches while there. We went to the beach across the street from the complex and saw at least 3-4 sea turtles. There were beach chairs, a beach umbrella, snorkeling gear that fits all ages, plenty of beach towels and just about everything a person would need when taking a trip. Annette had made the sofa so was ready to be slept in, because she knew we were flying in late. She made sure to make our stay very enjoyable!! Would definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Val, Thank you so much for being my guests. I am glad you had a great stay on Maui and were able to enjoy the great beach across the street where turtles now hang out. I am glad you found the condo suited your needs and hope that you can come back again someday soon. Mahalo, Annette
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Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stray in this condo. We had everything we needed, including a play pen for our daughter. If we come to Maui again we will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Michelle. Mahalo for your review. It was lovely to meet you and your family before you left. I am glad that you and your family had a great time and enjoyed Maui. I hope that next time you come, you will be able to stay a bit longer. Six days in paradise is never enough! :) Annette
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Kihei Akahi DG07

  • 5 of 5

Everything was nice and clean insida and outside. We'll recimend this condo to our friends

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Vladimir, I am glad that you and your family had a good stay at the Kihei Akahi and that you and your wife appreciated the care I take with my condo. Thank you for being great guests. I hope that you will come back again soon. Mahalo, Annette
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Magical two weeks in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Maui and we chose this condo due to its proximity to the Kamaole Beach II which we liked a lot during our first trip.

Another factor was the level of involvement/details about the condo Annette was providing.

When we arrived I was impressed with what condo was offering - all imaginable equipment for snorkeling, beach gear, toys, video/audio library, board games, and even laptop and printer available.

Kitchen was fully equipped and even blender was there which rare finding in rentals, and I was able to enjoy my regular smoothie in the morning.

Air conditioner is new and quiet, and new windows keep hot air and noise out.

We had great time both at the beach and coming back to the place which became our temporary home in paradise.

I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

Thank you Annette!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andriy and family, Mahalo nui loa for your kind and detailed review. I work very hard to provide a Maui vacation rental that is well maintained and equipped with all the things that I would like if I was renting it. I sometimes think that I overload my guests with information. I am so glad that you appreciated it as well as all the little extras. I am always available to answer questions and hope that potential guests will ask me anything they need to make sure they are choosing the Maui condo that us right for their vacation. Aloha and mahalo nui loa,, Annette
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Right next to our complex. 3 minute walk
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Right next to our complex. 3 minute walk
Nearest Beach
Kamaole II -- across the street from complex
Car: recommended

Maui Ocean Center Aquarium -- a must see. Centrally located to all of Maui activities.

The Maui Bus runs on South Kihei Rd on which the Kihei Akahi complex is located. Those guests who prefer not to rent an automobile will find that the bus provides good access to much of the island.


Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning $100 + Tax
Kihei Akahi Guest Svs $15 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.42%

Standard Rate is based on Value/Summer Season Apr 16 to Dec 19 for two adults and one child between 2 and 16 years of age. Additional adults or children 2-16 incur a $10 per night additional fee (plus taxes). Infants up to 2 years of age will NOT be charged an extra person fee. Holiday and Winter Season rates are 27-40% higher than standard rates Please contact owner for rates outside of the dates given in the above schedules.

Discounts are available for stays of 15 nights or longer. Please inquire.
Rates are based on credit card payments through VRBO/HomeAway. Payments through Money Order, Personal Check, or e-check receive 3% discount. Please discuss with owner so that quote can be adjusted to reflect the discount.

Stays of less than minimum nights may be accepted if filling a gap in the reservation schedule or within two weeks of arrival. Inquire.

Online Payments. Guests responsible for any charge back fees assessed if errors made by guests while inputting information during payment process, if there are non-sufficient funds, or if there is credit card refusal.

100% Refund for cancellations made 60 days before arrival EXCEPT. Cancellations after 60 days will receive refunds if owner is able to rebook the days of the reservation -- minus any discounts used to acquire the replacement booking. Cleaning Fee, Guest Services Fee, and Applicable Taxes will be refunded. VRBO has sole discretion with regard to refunding of its user fee.

Provisions for security deposit refund are detailed in the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 696 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath has separate vanity area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Guests love my traditional king-sized mattress with memory foam topper. Get your best sleep ever! The bedroom contains a soundproof window that can be left open or closed depending on the sleep needs of the guests., Child Beds (1) Blow-up bed with linens also available., Baby Cribs (1) There is a playpen bed for infants and small toddlers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a newer Queen sofa bed in the living room. It has a comfortable, high quality mattress suitable for children or adults.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The condo has it's own In-room Safe, Answering Machine, Linens, Beach Towels and Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Ironing Board and Iron, Boogie Board, and Ice Chest. Snorkelers will appreciate the quality fins (five sizes!), masks, and snorkels in the condo for guests to use.

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