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Lovely Tropical Retreat! Spotless and amazingly well equipped. From $610 a week

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 605 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

E komo mai meke aloha kakou!

Here’s a little “talk story” about our condo in the Maui Vista. We hope it will give you an accurate picture of our Maui home and help you make the best decision for your vacation.

We recently had guests who split their Maui vacation between our condo and another in the Maui Vista complex. When our guests returned home, they wrote us to say that, even though the other unit had just been remodeled and everything was brand new, they wished that they had been able to spend their entire vacation in our unit. He wrote “There is something magical about your condo. We loved it! We were comfortable and relaxed and had everything we needed and then some. We will be back!”

That seems to sum it up pretty well.

This condo is a magical place. It has good vibes, I think because it seems to draw exceptionally wonderful guests who leave the imprint of their happy memories and love of the islands for everyone who follows.

We do take very good care of the condo and keep it updated. In July 2017, we removed the carpet in the living room and bedroom and replaced it with PERGO and area rugs (the kitchen, bath , and hall are tiled). It's very attractive (pictures to come soon). We also replaced the dining chairs - but kept the upholstered matching seats - in July 2017. In June 2015, we bought a new sofa sleeper - it's a commercial frame and does not have that uncomfortable bar in the middle. We also installed a fan in the living room. A year before, in June 2014, we removed the popcorn ceiling - it looks so nice! We replaced the interior doors with raised six-panel ones and new hardware. We replaced the bedroom dresser and night stands (now we have night chests - more drawers for storage, helpful for guests who stay longer), and we bought a new living room air conditioner.

In addition to the above upgrades, upgrades, in 2013 we added a new vanity, vanity top, faucet, and towel bars; solid thermal pane windows that replaced the drafty louvered ones (and help keep the unit very quiet); and a new mattress, springs and bed (headboard and frame). We personally “visit” at least three times a year to restock and replace items that need replacing, clean every little corner in the unit, touch up the paint, and organize cupboards and linens to our standards. (Some people think we are on vacation! Not so!)

As you can tell from the reviews, you will have every supply that we can think of; but I still need to tell you that the pillows are really good – and there are two down ones for those like me who use down pillows. You will also find an exceptionally clean condo; our managers send a re-inspector before each guest arrives to be certain that the housekeepers have done their usual outstanding job.

People do ask us why we keep our rates reasonable. It's because we very much want you to have a wonderful vacation that doesn’t break your personal bank. We used to live on the mainland and struggled every vacation to find a balance between the money we spent and the value we received on our Maui vacations. We found that we were able to have a wonderful vacation and manage our resources if we prepared many of our own meals (we brought many of our own supplies and kitchen gadgets and consequently learned to supply this condo with those items) and stayed at condos where we didn’t have to pay $20 or $25 a night for parking. We became hooked on condo vacationing, especially in wonderful Kihei.

Other information you might want to know: We are located on the second floor of building one, unit 1225. It’s an end unit and consequently is a little larger than most one bedroom units and has air conditioners in the living room and the bedroom. We have both a hide-a-bed and a queen Aerobed, the two layer kind with a headboard. We also have an infant play n pack and a portable bed for a small child.We have electronic locks, the combination of which is changed for each new guest. We don’t charge you a fee if you pay by credit card and we don’t charge a cleaning fee if you stay four nights or longer. We also don’t require that you purchase damage insurance because we have only once had guests who have damaged the unit. The Maui Vista does not have a resort fee or a check in fee. We do have professional managers, Maui Condo and Home, 800-822-4409, available 24/7 to handle issues that you might have. (Hawaii law requires that we have an on-island representative and we live on the Big Island.) Maui Condo also handles financial transactions (that don't go through VRBO) for us. They do charge a $50 booking fee to all of our guests.

Of course you have access to the pools, barbecues, and the tennis courts at the Maui Vista, and are just steps from Charlie Young Beach, one of the best beaches on the island. Just grab the beach chairs, the umbrella, beach towels and cooler and, in fewer than five minutes, you're on the beach!

One more thing: the State of Hawaii is increasing the transient accommodation tax effective Jan. 1, 2018. You'll notice that I have already increased the tax . That's because we don't have any openings for the remainder of 2017; all new bookings are in 2018 or later. In case you wonder why the tax increase - Oahu is running out of funds to complete the light rail system and has decided to let the other islands help them with funding.

Try us, you won’t be disappointed.

A hui hou,

Nancy and Stafford

Hawaii tax ID #40884910-01

More Details

Owner
Stafford or Nancy Lombard
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Stafford or Nancy Lombard

Aloha!

We're Hawaii residents - we live in Keaau, Big Island, just south of Hilo Town. We moved here from the Seattle area (go Mariners!) almost ten years ago. Stafford is retired, or as retired as one can be when managing an acre of yard, fruit trees, and pineapples in Hawaii. Nancy also retired in July of 2016. It's her fourth time. Maybe this one will work.

We love Maui, it's our favorite vacation spot. We bought this condo to enjoy ourselves and to share with friends, ohana, and you.

Stafford or Nancy Lombard purchased this condo in 2002

Why Stafford or Nancy Lombard chose Kihei

We bought at the Vista because we love sunny Kihei, the grounds are beautiful, the cost to buy and consequently to rent to you was reasonable, and the beaches are oh so close. We are lucky to have an excellent AOAO manager, security is very good (and very quiet at night), and there's plenty of free parking.

What makes this condo unique

Unique benefits? We are welcoming you into our home and provide for your comfort with this in mind. You will be comfortable and feel like you are coming home at the end of your glorious Maui day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Stafford & Nancy,



I just wanted you to know how much David & I enjoyed our stay at your condo in Kihei. You forgot absolutely nothing which made our stay carefree. We especially enjoyed the chairs and umbrella for the beach since we are no longer tanning bunnies. The location was great and when we didn't feel like driving, it was so nice to just walk across the street to the beach. We will certainly recommend your place to others and I'm so happy Dawn made the recommendation to us. I'm not sure we'll return to Kihei next time as I think I have David convinced to try Kauii next time. He had only been to Honolulu (4 times) before venturing to Maui this time!



Thanks again. We had a wonderful time.



Lynn
Jun 2012
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Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 605 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Queen Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) and Queen Aerobed (1) Portable child's bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Free long distance to US and Canada, free high speed internet; wireless router

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lovely Tropical Retreat! Spotless and amazingly well equipped. From $610 a week
average rating of 4.9375 based on 84 reviews
5

Our stay was just perfect!! Great location for traveling to any part of the island!!

  • 5 of 5

Super convenient to be able to do laundry and all the beach accessories were wonderful to have.. loved it here!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Very clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend to family and friends! Walking distance to the beach, grocery store and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, fully stocked, great deal!

  • 5 of 5

Wow ... this was the best vrbo we have stayed in. Very nice condo, stocked with everything you could need. Quiet, close to a very nice beach, walking distance to stores and restaurants. We mostly made our meals to keep down the cost. Thank you, we would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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4

Really lovely condo, decent location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely and clean condo, every amentity included. Owners were helpful and checked in with us. Good location to some shops. Across the street from a park/beach. Wish we were closer by water with views but at no fault of the owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

The hosts are extremely nice, the place has everything you need, it is clean, location is great! We really enjoyed out stay! We saw a ton of turtles at Makena beach, ate good food at Da Kitchen. Thank you Nancy and Stafford

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Total Gem

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Nancy and Stafford's condo. We loved everything about it. It was amazingly clean, so clean we kept thinking the patio sliding door was open! Thoroughly stocked with toiletries, towels, chairs, coolers, and even cooking spices. I also appreciated the frozen ice packs for use in the cooler, no need to buy ice. It was super comfortable to just relax in, close to nice restaurants, and just across the street from super mellow Charley Young beach where we watched the sunsets. We loved it and will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kahului
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Charley Young, across the street

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Mangers Fee $50
Tax Rate 14.42%

Optional travel insurance is available through our managers.
There is no cleaning fee for stays of four nights or longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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