2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, wifi, washer/dryer, pool, BBQs
About Michael Gach
I am an author of seven books on acupressure, which uses the same points as acupuncture, but I teach how to relieve stress and pain with your hands instead of needles. My wife Barbara and I love Maui. We want our guests to fully enjoy Maui's beauty. I know Maui like the palm of my hand, and offer to give guests detailed guidance to find wonderful places and great restaurants. We go out of our way to make our condos especially nice. For instance, we pay extra to have Hope host all our units. Hope does a fabulous job making sure that everything in the condo is clean and our guests have what they need. She is known to go out of her way to get our guests what they need and she does it from the heart with aloha.
Michael Gach purchased this Condo in 2002
Why Michael Gach chose Kihei
I fell in love with Maui in 1983 and vowed to always return. I actually wrote most of my books on this island, which fills me with inspiration. I have always been gifted to have an eye for places and people who have potential for beauty and greatness. This is how I created and developed my healing school for over 32 years, and its also how I chose to buy this vacation rental. When I enter the condo, I always get a overwhelming sense of peacefulness and a natural high from looking at the ocean view. This condo is positioned in a wonderful place, with a view that's straight down the beach. Its protected by the wind and the sun - the location is rather amazing to be steps from the beach. The Menehune Shores building is curved like a horseshoe. Each condo has a very different location, feel, and faces a different angle. We are far enough away from the road, so you don't hear any traffic. We are on the other side of the pool and restaurant which makes it so much quieter and you do not get the smells of the restaurant. I have been in units that are facing the ocean, which you would think would be better. However, these units actually face right into the harsh afternoon sun. Also, when I looked at the view, straight out to sea, I felt like I was on a boat. Seeing the coast line in our condo and how the gentle waves wash up to the beach is a picture I love to see.
What makes this Condo unique
Our condo is unique because of the beautiful oceanfront view, which is 'steps from the beach'. Its in the perfect location, facing south west with a wonderful view of palm trees, beach, ocean, and islands in the distance. Plus, our comfortable condo is protected by the sun and wind in afternoons. For a vacation - its ideal.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
I’m going to the mornings here at Menehune Shores. Due to the time change and a natural early bird, my mornings were amazing. Each morning open the doors and sit on the patio and listen to waves and watch as the day ahead got brighter and brighter.
We came as a family vacation (14 total people) and stayed in 3 condos. The lagoon and pool were perfect for the kids, and let’s be honest the adults as well.
The turtles, oh my goodness the turtles in the cove, Amazing is the only word.
Michael, Barbara, and Hope wer wonderful to work with. So caring and checking in on us to make sure our stay was perfect.
Our 2-bedroom Oceanfront Condo at the Menehune Shores is the perfect place to stay in Maui. We love to have guests that appreciate the ocean view and how nice our condo is inside and out. Being just steps from the beach, palm trees and Islands in the distance - makes our condo perfect for families and two couples alike.
Island life, ocean views - a tropical, Special Place to stay on Maui.
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As first timers to Maui we did tons of research and looked at a ton of condos. We can’t express how happy we are with our choice to stay at Michael and Barbra’s condo it’s beautiful inside and out. Michael & Barbara have thought of everything and then some. You’ll find everything you could possibly need in the condo. My husband said we should pack laundry detergent just Incase, they had it! My daughter wanted nail polish remover, they had it! We were greeted with treats in the fridge from the wonderful host Hope Marie. She’s amazing, she gave us delicious dinner suggestions. My family and I will never stay at another condo! On the first day of our vacation we were already planning our next trip and making this our yearly vacation spot!
The Coronado family
As owners, we are thrilled to have such a wonderful, personal glowing review of our oceanfront condo. The spirit of this review expresses how special and wonderful it is to stay at our ground floor Menehune Shores condo.
My husband and I have a one-and-a-half-year-old and I really think this location is perfect if you have a child that age. The wind really picks up in June in the afternoon but because of the side of the building were on it sheltered us on our patio. Also the direct sunlight never gets to your actual patio so you can enjoy the beautiful sunny View even if you are fair-skinned I want to hide from the sun. Also downtown Kihei just minutes away with Craft Market, Fresh Food vendors , Safeway and cute shops. The fish pond for swimming is the perfect solution for your toddlers as they are safe from the large crashing waves like there are in Kaanapali. And we saw a minimum of five Turtles everyday in the fish pond.
The only thing we grew tired with with this property was there was no air conditioning. It is true that there is a strong cross breeze with the front and sliding door open and there are lots of fans provided so for some people it might be okay but my husband and I grew tired of the sweaty heat. It was about 34 to 35 degrees Celsius when we were there.
Our ground floor Oceanfront Menehune Shores condo is just steps from the beach and the ocean view is so beautiful with islands in the distance. You'll find beach chairs, an umbrella, a cooler for drinks, and boogie boards. The kitchen is fully equipped, all the appliances are new, there's wifi, 3 flat TVs, and ceiling fans in each room. We are proud to provide such an ideal Maui condo.
We love our stay here as it was our first time in Maui. This place had everything we needed and more. The kids loved the boogie boards and we loved the beach chair and umbrella. We cannot wait to come back.
Wonderful to hear how guests love our Oceanfront condo at the Menehune Shores. It's a really great place to stay for families and for two couples. We try to make everything within the condo extra special and the location, being steps from the beach is fabulous tropical experience for vacationing in Maui.
Great condo and location to experience Maui!
If you really want to experience Maui and feel like you've taken a step back in time, then you'll love this property/condo. The amenities are perfect and the condo is so well kept. The condo is fully stocked with great kitchen supplies, beach chairs, noodle floaties, boogie boards and even an umbrella. It was so neat and clean too. The wifi worked great and was easy to use. The best part is that you can step foot right out the door, and on to the lawn leading to the beach. The nighbors and nice and the view is spectacular. The bbq area and pool are just more great aspects to this property. We hope to be able to book it twice a year. The agent that helps with the coordination is a gem and made sure that everything was taken care of. She even left treats in the fridge and left a surprise gift on the door one evening. The owners of the condo are the best and have clearly gone out of their way to make this feel like home - with the aloha spirit! Mahalo for everything.
We love to have guests like this that enjoy everything about our Oceanfront condo cause we know that this can really made your vacation to Maui a wonderful experience.
Amazing view and beach access
First thing to comment on is that the directions and entrance to the condo were very easy to follow and Hope left some lights on for us which was much appreciated since we arrived late and after dark! The place was clean and spaces comfortable - our son loved that the back bedroom was made into the King bed as requested (tall teenager). Hope and her team really do a great job with hospitality and ensuring that you have what you need during the stay - arriving with light bulbs and checking in to see if all is OK.
It was great to have tvs in each bedroom so that people could relax in their own space, and not everyone had to listen to the tv if they didn't want to! We loved the view from sunrise to sunset and the fact that this unit is on the ground floor was great as we started each day just walking out to the lawn to read a book or enjoy breakfast on the lanai. This would be a great place for all ages due to the ease of access. The beach chairs were much appreciated so we could sit on the lawn or walk the short way to the beach, etc. We could walk over a mile each way on the beach and after going to Maui for the past 15 years this is a new hidden gem for us with this property's location - from the street you wouldn't know how beautiful the grounds are! The fishing cove is great for kids and those who don't like the open ocean and waves, it's very contained and safe....if you're looking for boogie boarding you need to go down the beach. While the kitchen isn't really updated, and it's small, it is well kept and is well appointed with cookware and enough plates, silverware, glassware, BBQ utensils, etc - I cooked a lot and used the property BBQs which are very clean. Washer/Dryer in unit is very useful and in good condition. We were surprised that we were all very comfortable with the trade winds and fans, and never did we feel AC was needed! It ranged from 80 - 87 degrees during our stay in March.
We have become new fans of Menehune Shores and look forward to the next time we visit!
We appreciate this excellent review of our Oceanfront Condo. As owners who care, this is music to our ears. We have put in all new appliances and have done complete upgrades to all the furnishings and the decor. It's the beautiful ocean view that will put you in awe every time you see the beach, palms, ocean, and the distant islands.
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.