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Michael Gach

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Across from 3 Maui Gorgeous Sandy Beaches in D101

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Condominium Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Kihei Akahi is a remodeled studio with a private, tropical view of palms and flowers. This comfortable vacation rental has a queen-size wall bed that easily folds up to save space, full kitchen with a new stove, refrigerator, Italian tile floor, ceiling fan, 25 inch TV, DC, phone, along with a washer and dryer within the unit for convenience. Enjoy the quiet and privacy of the outdoor patio (lanai) at this Hawaiian garden condo. Nice pool and tennis courts are available on this vacation rental property.

Kihei Akahi is located one mile north of the magnificent Wailea resorts and golf courses. Across the road from these condos is beautiful Kamaole Beach Park II in South Kihei, one of the most picturesque, fine white sand beaches in Maui, which also has excellent snorkeling.

The great location is close to two additional gorgeous sandy beaches, many shops, restaurants, a great health food store, and a full mailing/copy center with internet access. Since these vacation rentals are easy walking distance to shops and many restaurants, you could save the expense of a rental car.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michael Gach (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Michael Gach

We live less than a mile from our Kihei Kai Nani condo and Kihei Akahi studio -- so we can personally keep it in excellent condition. We love Maui and our condos enable us to share the Aloha spirit with others. We especially LOVE the ocean. Ever since we first met and swam in synch with each other, we knew a place like Maui was meant for us. As a family, we share these gorgeous beaches with our 7 year old and enjoy every time.

We find it fulfilling to share special places, beaches, and the best places to eat with our guests -- since we know the area like the palm of our hand. Kihei beaches are the best, and have fabulous weather. There is no where else on earth we'd rather be. We hope you'll enjoy all that Hawaii on your next vacation.

Barbara, Camry & Michael Gach

Hawaii Tax ID #: W30368046-01

Michael Gach purchased this studio in 2002

Why Michael Gach chose Hawaii

We chose to buy this special vacation rental because of its air flow, and privacy. Plus this condo is so close to three gorgeous beaches and a great variety of restaurants.

You can easily save hundreds of dollars by not renting a car, since our condo is in such a fabulous location. We'll let you know how to get picked up at the airport and be driven to the door -- its ideal.

I asked a condo management company that I trusted what vacation rental property was most popular and was rated highest by most guests. I feel fortunate to be guided to have a unit at Kihei Akahi, especially being in the private location of our studio. Over 90% of the units face over other condos, parking lots, or roof tops - however our unit is completely private. If you choose our private studio your be with the palms, birds, and tropical flowers.

What makes this studio unique

Unique private, secluded, comfortable, upgraded studio with wifi. Two nice pools, BBQs, 3-minute walk to a gorgeous beach, plus Hope (Marie) who will make sure that everything is right, so you can enjoy our comfortable condo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Michael & Barbara,

We want to thank you for allowing to stay at your condo. It was just what we wanted and more - the remodeled condo is outstanding - great kitchen, comfortable bedroom and living room that seemed spacious, and even a elegant bathroom. Everything was close - it was a great location.

We truly loved it.
Feb 2011
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based on 30 traveler reviews

Across from 3 Maui Gorgeous Sandy Beaches in D101
average rating of 4.866667 based on 32 reviews

Very cozy studio

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay in the studio. The studio was very clean and had all the necessities. A few minutes walk to the beach. The balcony surrounded by trees is absolutely lovely, we spent a lot of evenings there. The location of the studio is great and in the middle of all the action and a short drive to many other beautiful beaches. I would stay there again when we come back next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly located and big enough.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was just as advertised. We were not disappointed. Being there isn't an ocean, view, this view is the next best thing.... you feel like you are in the tropics, as you pretty much see nothing but palms and vegetation out the balcony. Native birds make you feel like you're in the middle of the jungle. They do get up a little earlier than you might like. No AC - No problem. Opening windows and turning on the fans kept it plenty cool. You have everything you need in this unit. All kitchen stuff, TV, DVD, WiFi. The pool area and grill are in good shape and nicely located. (2 different options)

This place is centrally located (IMHO) for getting out and doing things on the Island. You are pretty much 45 min from almost anything (Paia, Waihee Trail, Ocean Distillery, Kanaapali, Lahaina, etc..) We really enjoy getting out and doing things and this was perfect as a 'home base' to basically sleep and eat breakfast.

The days we just sat on the beach, we grabbed the provided chairs, umbrella, and cooler and walked down to Kamole II beach. Very nice and clean.

Great having washer and dryer in the unit. Note: Standard setting on the dryer works, but permanent press does not dry. The unit was all around very clean, but the bathtub/shower unit could use updating.

As everyone says, Hope was great. Chocolates in the fridge upon arrival and treats hanging on the door on another day. She called to be sure we had everything we needed and even helped us find a local doctor when we needed to see one.

I think it's a perfect unit for 2 people and could work for a family with 1-2 children (I believe the couch was a pullout bed). Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Great little suite for 2

  • 5 of 5

Location of the suite back away from traffic noise, parking lot, even the daily groundskeeping work was great. Looking out on undeveloped land and the palm trees right next to the patio made it even better. The fans kept the room comfortable even on the many unusually calm January days we had. Hope Marie came as advertised: a very friendly, gracious hostess. The room had everything required for the beach (good quality too). Been to Kihei 7 times in bigger, newer rooms in both Akahi and the Banyon condos. This little room was our favourite.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and I (owners) are thrilled that you loved our lovely, seduced studio condo that's away from any traffic noise and surrounded by tropical flowers and birds. The beach across from the vacation complex, with its warm golden fine sand, is so beautiful that you almost feel like you are in Hawaii. ;) We are glad that this is your favorite condo out of the six other condos you tried. It's partly due to Hope's efforts and the pride, attention and care we take -- since we live nearby and like to give the unit attention to the many details that are needed. It's perfect for just one or two people on a special vacation to Maui.
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Love it

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Plan to stay here again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it too. Since we live just a mile away and we really care about its quality, we are constantly making upgrades and improvements. We love how private and secluded this studio is, how much light and natural air flows through our unit. We love how fully equipped it is with wifi, a washer/drying in the unit, and a fully equipped kitchen. It's totally away from road noise. We also love that its a 4-minute walk to a beautiful fine golden sandy beach. We are proud to offer this wonderful get-away.
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  • 5 of 5

My hubby and I had a lovely week in Maui. The condo was super clean and full of every amenity possible. Was extremely hot the week we visited but the owner Michael and caretaker Hope took amazing care of us and bought a new fan and delivered it within hours. Made our stay more comfortable! We were very impressed by that level of personal care and attention as their guests.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to make your guest's vacations to Maui special in many ways. Hope, the hostess, who is mentioned in our reviews often, really goes the extra miles to make our guests happy. The combination of caring how things look, giving guests special attention, tips on Maui that really make a difference, and as owners living close by make - it makes it possible for us to be attentive to the special details of the condo. Most owners live on the mainland and have a management company maintain the unit. We like to keep refreshing the unit and stocking it with things that you guests appreciate. Being close to three beautiful beaches certainly helps too.
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great stay

  • 5 of 5

We've had a great stay! The condo was very clean, cosy and had everything that we needed (two adults and two kids). We loved eating at the roof top, excellent view. And so much to see in the area. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed our Oceanfront condo, especially the beautiful view from our patio and the dramatic gorgeous ocean view from the roof top with the convenient BBQs. You're certainly welcome to come back, just reserve way in advance because our condo has become very popular - people live to stay here. We really have upgraded it nicely!
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Car: not necessary

Most beautiful beaches in the world, ocean coastline, swimming, finest golfing, scenic day trips like to the rain forest, snorkeling trips, upcountry land, fabulous wind surfing, and gorgeous sunsets on the beach.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating. Across from three gorgeous beaches.


Rates & Availability

Kihei Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/Fall 2016
May 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2016-17
Dec 18 2016 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change, until reservations are confirmed.
Three days before and after major holidays, the high season rates apply.
Check-out by 11am. No late check-outs due to the cleaning for the next booking.
Additional $15/night per person over 4 people.

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Hawaii Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom living room area is spacious, light, with a private view of tropical flowers.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large Pool and BBQs

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