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Harry and Linda van't Groenewout

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Ocean view home on beautiful Sugar/Kihei Beach - PERMIT #STKM 2015/0003

53 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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3 bedroom 2-1/2 bath home, sleeps 6 comfortably

Why rent a condo, when you can vacation in your own beachside Hawaiian home? AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN LUXURY is the keyword for this tropical beach house. Situated on a half-acre, our luxurious, yet cost-effective 3 BR, 2-1/2 bath beach home has it all: granite countertops; flat screen TVs and DVD players in each bedroom and living room; designer tile; glass brick shower; intimate indoor jacuzzi; state-of-the-art appliances; beautiful teak wood furnishings and a custom A/C system in each bedroom and living/dinning/kitchen. Each room has it's own A/C control incase you want air conditioning in your room and another person in a different bedroom does not.

Watch the whales, in season (November-April), while you dine. Recline on high-end teak furnishings and enjoy sunsets over the water and mountain from your front window and/or covered patio with patio table and chairs and chaise loungeS. Spread a blanket on the lush lawn, play bocce ball with your family and grill fresh fish on the large gas-fired BBQ. Just down the beach are surfing lessons, cozy farmers markets, Island bakery, shave ice shop (snow cone) local style food, romantic restaurants and shopping galore.

Stay in our beautiful and CLEAN beach front home for a Hawaiian vacation that you will never forget! Be sure to check our guest reviews!

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Harry and Linda van't Groenewout (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Harry and Linda van't Groenewout

I, Linda, was born in the old Puunene Hospital in 1950 and raised in Kihei before anyone wanted to live in "the boonies", to a Portuguese father, who was the first Postmaster of Kihei, where the old Suda Store used to be, now ABC Store, and a Japanese immigrant mother who also worked in the old Kihei Post Office as our dad's clerk.

Harry moved to Maui with his Dutch mother and father and 3 brothers and one sister in the 1960's, when their Boy Scouts of America Executive father was transferred to the Valley Isle.

We met while I was a Junior and Harry was the new boy in his Senior year at Baldwin High School, helping my brother deliver their Maui News paper. Fast forward 2 years later, we were married! We have 2 children, Keoni and Kearston, both are married and live in the Mainland. Between the two of them we have 1 grandson and 3 granddaughters and we visit them as often as we are allowed!

Harry has retired from the Maui County Fire Dept. as an engineer and American Medical Response Ambulance as a Paramedic.

Harry and Linda van't Groenewout purchased this house in 2004

Why Harry and Linda van't Groenewout chose Maui

My parents bought this property back in the 1940's , raised the five of us, 3 boys and 2 girls, on it, where we were and are proud to be from Kihei, Maui!

After our parents died and left the 5 of us this beautiful memory filled, 1/2 acre property, the 3 boys were living in California with their families and my sister and myself and our families living still on Maui, there came a time when Harry and I decided to buy out my siblings and that is how Harry and I have become the proud owners of Hale Ma Ke Kai....the house by the sea. The name came from our eldest brother, Kilani, when we were little.

What makes this house unique

GET/TAX #W40868260/FEIN 0583

After a very long permitting process, inspections and neighborhood approval, we are proud to say we are legally permitted by the County of Maui. Permit # STKM 20150003

We have been a vacation rental since 2005 with wonderful reviews from happy first time guests and a lot of returning guests. All have become our Ohana (family)!


based on 53 traveler reviews

Ocean view home on beautiful Sugar/Kihei Beach - PERMIT #STKM 2015/0003
average rating of 4.962264 based on 53 reviews

Don't miss this beach house

  • 5 of 5

DO NOT MISS THIS HOUSE! This beach home is far and away the most beautiful, well appointed and meticulously managed rental we've ever seen. It is so flawless that we actually thought we were the first renters. Harry and Linda are incredible hosts; they made us feel welcomed and gave us just the right amount of personal care. We walked on the beach for hours, barbequed on the grill facing the ocean, and we picnicked on the huge front lawn, while we watched the sun set over the water. Incredible. And the price was great. We got more than our money's worth. My advice is to reserve it quickly, because this home will soon be so popular, it will be difficult to get.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Beautiful home, gracious hosts & amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to say enough about our stay at Harry and Linda's vacation rental house or Hale Ma Ke Kai - "House by the Sea". We stayed for 10 days and had an amazing vacation. The house was so beautiful and had everything we needed. Harry and Linda were there when we arrived and walked us through the property, things to do, restaurants, etc. They even greeted us with a beautiful basket full of goodies to get us acclimated. So thoughtful :-). We are a family of 5 and everyone loved their rooms, the living area and the kitchen. The location is perfect and close to everything and a few steps from the beach. So well maintained, beautifully and thoughtfully decorated. They were gracious hosts who were available and so helpful. I would highly recommend this house and will come back here again whenever I get the opportunity. Thanks for making our vacation a memory for a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing property with EVERYTHING you need

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing stay here for a week in June. My husband, our two daughters, my husband's parents, and I enjoyed everything about this house and its amazing yard and location. Everything was provided - and I mean everything. We'd think, "huh, I wonder if there's a xx" and we'd have it in hand with just a short search. Location was excellent, easy to get to the beaches, Sugar beach right across the street was lovely and empty and great for my little kids. Quick walk to the best shaved ice stand in the area (Ululani's), farmer's market, ABC for last minute things. Anything you could want for the beach was here, including umbrellas, boogie boards, chairs, tons of beach toys. House was spotlessly clean, and the nicest little touches, including carved wood door, custom tile, etc. Linda and Harry have really worked hard to make this a really excellent home, and they are so, so nice - even brought coloring books for my girls as we left for the airport. Should we every get the chance to go to Maui again, we will DEFINITELY rent here!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place this was for our vacation. You cannot imagine how beautiful it is sitting on the veranda and enjoying the ocean breeze, the view of the ocean and the mountains unless you are there. Perfectly relaxing. Everything was perfect in the house, plenty of room for all the family, very clean and comfortable. The owners are very attentive and friendly, you couldn't ask for more! The beach is right across the highway from the house and there was rarely more than a few people there, it is part of a public beach/park. Swimming was great, snorkeled on the reef close by just off shore. There is a storage area full of beach gear available for carrying over to the beach including chairs, umbrellas, snorkeling gear, boogie boards, etc. The neighbors were friendly as were all the locals we met. The laundry facilities are in a little building behind the house, pay with quarters. There are a couple of other smaller cottages on the property as well, so you will share parking area with those residents, all of whom were very friendly. There is an electric gate at the driveway entrance that can be closed to keep vehicles from pulling in to turn around or unwanted visitors. We cooked most of own meals but there are plenty of restaurants nearby and shopping areas within a few miles. This house is in a residential area, not a cluster of condos or hotels, so it has a more relaxed, uncrowded feel. You can find listings that cost more and those that cost less, but this house has everything you need for a great vacation experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect ocean view rental house! Perfect location! Perfect owner! Everything is just perfect for seven of us, 2 families' Maui vacation from Canada and China! Many thanks to the owner Linda and Harry for your generosity! You prepared almost everything we need for the vacation. You made our trip just perfect! The house is very nice and clean. The yard is very beautiful and spacious with trees of pretty flowers and fruit trees. Tasty star-fruits and coconut! Only a few steps away to the beach! So relaxing to have home-made dinner outside and watching the beautiful sunset! We certainly enjoyed very much in this wonderful rental house. I We are very happy to become friends with Linda and Harry. We definitely will recommend family and friends to this rental house for a vacation. We'd love to come back too!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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  • 5 of 5

AWESOME!! SO relaxing, SO comfortable! What the pictures don't show is me in the hammock (they provide several) every afternoon, reading, napping or watching the clouds! The hosts are amazing, and aim to please!! They furnish darn near everything you need, except for your food! Great folks!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Kahului Airport - 6 miles - 25 minutes
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
4 blocks
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Lahaina Harbor to Lanai
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
2 miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Piilani Hwy. 5 blocks
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
4 blocks
Nearest Beach
Across the street from property
Car: recommended

Kihei is a wonderful small island town. Vacationers often say that they feel like 'locals' when they stay in Kihei. A relaxed setting, with warm seas and soft sands, Kihei is a tiny paradise that is favored by those seeking to avoid the pricey and impersonal resort scene. Exellent restaurants, scenic vistas, quiet streets and friendly people are what make Kihei special.

Other Activities: Maui Ocean Center Aquarium


Rates & Availability

Kihei House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Kihei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Refresh after your day at the beach in top-of-the-line bathroom accommodations; featuring two full baths with showers and a half-bath adjacent to the kitchen. Glide into a hot jacuzzi for a whirlpool bath, or rinse off in the glass brick walk-in shower. Thanks to our 'on-demand' tankless hot water system, there's always plenty of hot water for everyone. All bathrooms are appointed with designer sinks with high-end faucets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , XL-Twin beds can also make into King size
    Living room - 4 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 futon chairs
  • Imagine vacationing beachside in Maui, in your own tropical home, with the very best amenities. Watch the big game on the 48-inch TV or sample a movie from our large DVD collection. Play a game of cards, chess or read a book from our paperback library while you relax on cushy recliners. Keep cool with our custom A/C system with individual controls in each room. Get cozy in your bedroom with a flat-screen TV, with cable and a DVD player. Pass through hand-carved teak swinging doors into the master bath and rejuvenate in the glass brick walk-in shower or light a candle and pamper yourself in the jacuzzi-built-for-two. This home has luxury and comfort throughout.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This tropical waterfront home is equipped with the very finest amenities. Flat screen cable TVs and DVD/VCR players, a custom A/C system, movie and book library, free wireless internet, covered parking, granite counters, hand carved teak furnishings, quality beds, mattresses and linens. Allow us to pamper you. We have gone the extra mile to ensure that your Hawaiian vacation is the best ever!

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