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Newly Remodeled 1 BR Garden View Maui Kamaole Condo - 5 Minute Walk to Beach

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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Condo, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

Our ground floor unit is located in the Melia "M" Cluster, and is among the newest and most private buildings in the Maui Kamaole complex. We recently completed an extensive remodel of our condominium, including - new tile floors throughout; new tiled, walk-in showers; new cabinets/vanities in the kitchen and bathrooms; new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen; new, much quieter split air conditioning systems in the living room and bedroom, upgraded lighting throughout, new kitchen and bathroom plumbing hardware, etc.

Our unit boasts a spacious lanai off the living room, as well as a private courtyard in the rear, off the bedroom. Since this unit was among the last constructed, the architect incorporated many improvements in the design of this cluster. Thus, the condo makes better use of the same amount of space compared to the condos constructed in the earlier years.

Our unit has a beautiful garden view. Unlike some other units in the Maui Kamaole complex overlooking South Kihei Road, we do not have the corresponding traffic noise (e.g., trucks rolling down the road at 6 AM). You are also close to the upper pool area, but not so close as to be burdened with any noise. Likewise, you do not have to contend with a noisy parking lot, as some units do.

We are just a short five minute walk to Maui Kamaole III Park and Beach. This beach is one of the best kept secrets on the island. The "Locals" love the park and beach. Each evening you will find them there to watch the sunset with their family and friends. When we're on the island, we make the short walk to the park to watch the sunset, adult beverages in hand.

We are also less than a ten minute walk to Keawakapu Beach, one of the nicest beaches on the island. When we are on the island, we visit Keawakapu almost every day.

Our family visits Maui several times each year to check on the unit and to ensure that the unit is well stocked and in top-working order. We are continually upgrading the unit, having recently added an HDTV, together with a DVR to record your favorite shows or sporting events that you may want to view after a day at the beach or playing golf. We have a full lineup of channels from the local cable provider. Since Hawaii is two or three hours behind the West Coast, many of those live shows will broadcast several hours earlier than normal on the mainland. We have also provided a Blu-ray DVD player if you want to watch your favorite movie. Since we live in our unit at least four months per year, we ensure that everything works and is well stocked. We are aware of many condominiums poorly outfitted, for example, televisions that should be recycled, one pot for cooking, two coffee cups, five forks, phones that don't work, etc. The list could go on. Some owners never stay in their units and are only interested in maximizing revenue with minimal investment in their unit. This is a classic case of buyer beware when selecting a condo to spend your hard earned vacation dollars and vacation time.

The DVD is enabled to play Netflix and Pandora, if you bring your laptop and have an account with Netflix/Pandora/Hulu. In addition to the new HDTV, we provide free, wireless internet access within the unit and free long distance telephone access to the mainland and Canada.

We recently added a new, plush, pillow-top king size bed in the master bedroom. You will enjoy a great night's sleep.

Over the years we have provided a guest book for comments. We read all of these comments and are continually making improvements based on those comments. Here are just some of the positive comments that our guests have made in the past nine years:

·'We have stayed numerous times at Maui Kamaole and must say your house is the best ever!!'

·'We have visited Hawaii and particularly Maui several times, but two weeks in your wonderful vacation home is by far our most memorable and restful visit. We could not believe how much more peaceful and quiet a 'garden view' is than 'beach side.''

·'Your house is ‘maui-velous.’'

·'…it was truly wonderful to come ‘home’ to your beautiful condo.'

·'Your condo is beautiful and we enjoyed staying here.'

·'…(the condo) was more like a home away from home than a rental space.'

·'It was much nicer staying in your condo than being in a hotel.'

·'This place has everything.'

·'It was great to have a place that felt like home and very convenient to have the boogie board(s) and beach towels available.'

·'…lovely, modern, clean condo.'

·'We especially enjoyed the pool with the waterfall.'

·'Orbitz gave the condo and area five stars, so we will, too.'

·'…your condo was gorgeous.'

Our local representative on the island is Rentals Maui and our “Transient Accommodations License” number is W-40892668-01. We comply with the state of Hawaii in collecting and paying taxes.

In the very rare event that a guest has an issue, Rentals Maui has a full time representative to handle any problems.

Keywords: Peaceful Garden View, Sleeps four. Downstairs, end unit, located at the back of the Maui Kamaole complex. Near, but not too near, the upper pool.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Joe and Linda Gatlin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Joe and Linda Gatlin

We both visited Maui for the first time in the mid-60's. Linda had just graduated from UW and Joe was on a Naval Academy midshipman cruise. For each of us, we loved Hawaii at first sight. We met and married 48 years ago when Joe was a graduate student at MIT, while on active duty in the Navy. We have both just retired and spend several months per year at our favorite place on earth, Maui. We are continually upgrading the unit to add more amenities and make their visit more enjoyable.

Joe and Linda Gatlin purchased this condo in 2004

Why Joe and Linda Gatlin chose Maui

Maui Kamaole is located in the best part of Maui, in our opinion. The South Kihei/Wailea/Makena area is more easily accessible to the airport than Ka'anapali, has better weather, more and better beaches, multiple championship golf courses, better shopping and is less crowded. We have stayed at resorts all over the islands and love Maui more than the other islands in the Hawaiian chain. When we purchased our unit, we knew that we had picked the best location on Maui. The airport is about 25 minutes away, traveling for the most part on a four-lane highway.

What makes this condo unique

Maui Kamaole has two swimming pools. Our unit is located less than an easy one minute walk to the upper pool. It also has a wonderful sand bottom hot tub. Maui Kamaole recently renovated the lower pool next to the Maui Kamaole office. Both pools have covered areas and grills for those afternoon or evening BBQ's with extended family and friends.

Great shopping is nearby at the Shops of Wailea. Three large grocery stores are no more than a five to ten minute drive. We are just a short five minute walk to Maui Kamaole III Park and Beach. The lawn and associated beach are one of the best kept secrets on the island. Just about every evening we make the short walk across the street to the park to watch the sunset, hoping for the green flash, beverages in hand. Our favorite morning ritual is to walk across the street and then turn south along the beach toward the Mana Kai Resort. We then walk up a gradual hill in Wailea and loop back around to beach and swim on the Keawakapu Beach near the Mana Kai. We buy a cup of coffee in the Mana Kai and sit on a grassy plain overlooking the ocean to watch the whales when in season.

Maui Kamaole is also located within a five minute drive from Mokapu and Ulua Beaches, home of the most exclusive hotels on Maui. If you're a runner this is good run, a little more than a three mile round trip.


based on 42 traveler reviews

Newly Remodeled 1 BR Garden View Maui Kamaole Condo - 5 Minute Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful renovation and attention to detail!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in Joe and Linda's condo just a little over one week and enjoyed every minute. We have stayed in places on both sides of the island and without question, this is one of the nicest units we have stayed in. They have done a top to bottom renovation and the attention to detail is amazing.

Joe's customer service was great starting before we even arrived by reaching out to answer any question and continuing through our stay. Everything we could think of was provided for. Our vacations tend to be very low key so I can't comment on the various activities around but the Kam 3 beach across the street is perfect and any food you could want is less than 15 minute drive. We love Eskimo Candy.

Overall we would recommend this condo to anyone and will definitely be back. Thanks again Joe and Linda!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River Falls, WI/USA

Even Better Than Expected!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Joe and Linda's condo for 7 days to celebrate our 15 year anniversary. I've been hounding my husband to go Hawaii since our honeymoon so let's just say this was a big trip for us. I am not exaggerating when I say we viewed at least 300 HomeAway rentals over 5 weeks before carefully choosing Joe and Linda's condo at Maui Kamaole. It was by far the nicest condo we found for the price. It almost seemed too good to be true. However, upon arrival, we found the condo was just as beautiful as the pictures on the HomeAway site - completely remodeled, redecorated from wall to wall, meticulously clean, and just plain gorgeous! The only surprise to us was that it was bigger than we imagined! Upon arrival, we received an email from Joe welcoming us to the island with tons of travel tips. We informed him we were visiting Lahaina the next day and he quickly responded with information about that area and some restaurant recommendations. We chose "Aloha Mixed Plate" which was superb!

We spent much of our time on Maui traveling around the island but it always felt like coming "home" at the end of the day. Laundry in the unit, 2 air conditioning units which quickly cooled the unit, a convenient grilling "oasis," gourmet appliances, every kitchen gadget imaginable, the most comfortable reclining leather couch, a heavenly pillowtop mattress, fresh herbs on our patio, WiFi, and unlimited HGTV all made our stay very enjoyable. The location was very convenient with grocery stores, coffee, shopping, and gas stations all within a few minute drive. We enjoyed visiting the shopping/hotel strip, but appreciated the peace and quiet of Maui Kamaole at the end of the day.

While the unit does not have a view of the ocean, we spent so much time exploring the island that it was often dark when we returned home. The unit has 2 patio areas, one of which faces a lush garden courtyard and has a fancy retractable awning to help shade from the afternoon sun. It was the perfect place for a relaxed breakfast. We walked the property and found the pools to be exactly as pictured. However, we chose to spend our time at Big Beach, just a few miles south of the condo. Joe and Linda graciously provided backpack beach chairs, a beach umbrella, a beach bag, a cooler, and floatation noodles, which made our trip to the beach very comfortable and relaxing.

We are extremely happy with our choice to rent Joe and Linda's condo. Book this unit now! You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary Jo, for the very nice review. It is very much appreciated. Since Linda and I live in the condo four to five months per year, we tend to all the little things that require attention and do not permit these items to slide. We have also continually upgraded the condo through the years each time we visit Maui.
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It's perfect. Really. Book it now before someone else does!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay in the condo. It was our home away from home while we stayed on Maui. It has everything you need and even some things you don't realize you need until you get there. The owner is friendly and provides an impeccable customer service. The selection of restaurants, beaches, nearby towns (Wailea, Lahaina, Paia, etc ) and tours are endless. Staying in Kihei, in this condo, will be the best decision you can make for your trip. You will not be disappointed. Kamaole III is the best beach, but go and try others in Wailea and Kaanapali to compare. For your breakfasts go to Kihei Cafe (cash only, atm on site) and try to order everything once. For dinner try 808 Bar and Grill - you won't be disappointed. Take a day and visit Front Street in Lahaina. Take an afternoon and eat lunch in Paia. We also rented a Jeep and found that it allowed us to travel anywhere and everywhere we wanted - rain or shine - without incident. If you want to go to Hana leave super early - like on the road by 8:00am. I would absolutely recommend this property and Kihei to friends and relatives. We're already planning our next trip to Maui and hope book this condo for it.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jenny and Eric, for the very nice review. It was particularly satisfying, as the previous guest had rated our condo four stars out of five, without really explaining what they did not like about our condo. I believe your review of our condo is closer to the mark in describing the location and the quality of our condo. We have been in many, many condos in the Maui Kamaole complex. Not many of those condos provide the quality and attention to detail that ours does. Oh well, I guess you can't please everyone.
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Lovely Condo, Comfortable and Cozy with all the special modern conveniences and of home.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay in the this clean and well equipped condo. The bed was comfy with extra linens, pillows and blankets available. The AC, fans, and other electronics in the the home were well documented and easy to use. We felt that we could contact the owners anytime (as well as a local caretaker) with concerns or questions. We enjoyed the community pool everyday of our stay. Quality.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Not quite sure what is wrong with the condo to deserve four stars and not five. Tough grader. This is the first four star review that we have received - out of almost forty reviews. We just upgraded the condominium with new kitchen, new bathrooms, new tile floors, etc. Oh well. I invite any reader of this review to check out the next review submitted by a guest following this one.
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Toronto, ON, Canada

Amazing Unit; Newly Renovated and Better Than Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Joe and Linda's unit numerous times. This last visit was probably our 4th or 5th time in this particular unit. Essentially, it has become our home away from home. And as we usually vacation in Maui twice a year, this unit is the one that we ALWAYS try to book as it is second to none!

The unit has just been newly renovated and it is absolutely stunning! There is no need to book at the Four Seasons or The Ritz; you have a 5 star unit right here. This suite has always been, and continues to be immaculately maintained. Beautifully decorated and fully stocked. The owners have thought of everything....amply stocking the unit from beach chairs, to mugs, to glassware, to cookware and linens. And we might add that the towels, linens, cookware, utensils, etc are of top notch quality. With the recent renovation, Joe and Linda have added a new bed and furniture...all of which are very very comfortable; from the bed to the recliner and sofa!

The unit is situated in a very quiet area of the condo complex. It's very close to the upper pool and the BBQ gazebo is essentially outside the front door as are the tennis courts. The actual Maui Kamaole complex is located in the "quieter" end of Kihei almost at the border to Wailea. The Kamaole beaches are very close by, as is Keawakapu beach...which is a "must-see" beach on the island. The grounds of the condo complex is beautifully landscaped and always very well maintained.

The attention to detail shown in this particular unit sets it apart from others. On the occasion that this unit is unavailable, we have stayed in other units at Maui Kamaole. We can say that without a doubt, Joe and Linda's home is the best unit that we have stayed at. The owners, are very responsive in terms of having questions answered and/or concerns or issues addressed. They are very easily accessible via email and/or telephone, which we really appreciate.

This unit definitely displays their pride of ownership. It really has everything you could need or want and more for your stay in need not look any further! What was an amazing unit before, is now even better after having had the recent renovations. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Maui home with us, Joe & Linda!! We look forward to coming back later this year!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay at Maui Kamole

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay here and we can't wait to come back! We've noticed a number of improvements in the furniture situation, including adding a comfortable new couch that worked great for us! The unit is very well equipped, and you can tell the owners spend a lot of time there. If you like to cook, the kitchen is set up perfect with all one would need for a great meal, including unique Maui local spices that we love! Maui Kamole is much more quite compared to South Kihei Road, which is where we have stayed in the past. Another favorite of this unit is the private garden view that it has, it's so relaxing to have breakfast on the Lanai each morning, it really feels like home in paradise! The unit is also equipped with a large smart TV and wide selection of channels, our little girl enjoyed watching movies before bed. This is truly an amazing condo, we will be back very soon, and hope to continue to enjoy unit for many years to come! Everything you need is at the unit, just show up and enjoy beautiful Maui!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kahului, OGG, is the nearest airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Wailea and Elleaire Golf Courses
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Numerous restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Keawakapu and Kamaole Beaches are 5 to 10 min walk
Car: recommended

Walk across the street to Kamaole Beach III or walk down to the Mana Kai Hotel and watch the whales. Usually, the best season for whales is from December to March, with March being the peak month of whale season.


Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring, Summer and Early Fall
May 1 2016 - Oct 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 30 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring, Summer and Early Fall
May 1 2017 - Oct 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning and Check In $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

We use VRBO to schedule and collect all payments. VRBO charges the owners a credit card fee, which we include in our quote on all inquiries.

A $500 deposit is required to book the unit. To this $500 deposit, VRBO adds its service fee. VRBO collects the balance 60 days before the guest arrival.

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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • In 2016 we renovated both bathrooms. We installed new wall tile, floor tile, vanities, mirrors, lighting, shower glass, plumbing, etc., . The guest bathroom, just off the living room, has a walk-in shower with new hardware. In the master bathroom, we removed the tub, which was difficult to maintain and keep clean, and installed a large walk-in shower with a bench and new hardware.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) Newer, California King-sized bed with plush top. In 2015, we eliminated the sofa bed that was situated in the living room. We found that the couch housing the sofa bed was not very comfortable to sit on and that it was a challenge to sleep on comfortably. In its place we substituted a very comfortable, reclining couch. So comfortable in fact, that we have guests contacting us after the fact to find out where to purchase a similar couch.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
New 55-in. HDTV with expanded cable coverage and high capacity DVR so you can record six, simultaneous programs, many of which show earlier in the day on Maui, Blu-ray DVD Player. Second 36-in HDTV and Blu-Ray DVD player in the Master Bedroom. Don't pack your hair dryer. We have one for you. If you like to read, we have a well stocked library of paperbacks. You can trade books if you want. Maui Kamaole also has a library of books and magazines to trade. Finally, do not bring beach towels. We have plenty for the whole family.

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