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

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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 or to the small boat harbor 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 directly overlook the parking lot.

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. Since we live in our unit at least four months per year, we ensure that appliances and gadgets work.

We are aware of many condominiums poorly outfitted - for example, televisions that should have been recycled years ago, 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 Living Room Smart HDTV is enabled to play Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and Amazon. Remember, we live in our condo for several months per year. In addition to the big screen HDTV, we provide free, wireless internet access within the condo and free long distance telephone access to the mainland and Canada. We have a full lineup of channels, including premium 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 also provide a Blu-ray DVD player if you want to watch your favorite movie.

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

We comply with the state of Hawaii in collecting and paying taxes. Our GET License and TAT Certificate ID numbers are GE (TA)-214-427-6480-01, respectively. We have posted copies of these documents together with our on-island representative contact information in our condominium and will provide that information to you prior to your arrival.

Please note that the Hawaii state legislature recently increased the amount of tax we are to collect and remit beginning on January 1, 2019. The new tax rate will be 14.66 percent, an increase from 13.62 percent. This is not currently reflected in our quotes for 2019, owing to limitations in VRBO's software.

In the very rare event that a guest has an issue, our contact person will handle any problems. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone, text message or email for a prompt response.

This is a non-smoking condominium. Maui Kamaole is a non-smoking complex. If you are a smoker, you are advised to seek accommodations elsewhere.

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.

More Details

Joe and Linda Gatlin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

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 Kihei

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.


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.


Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • For exceptions to the Property Cancellation Policy, please refer to the Owner Specific Rental Agreement. We encourage guests to purchase insurance.
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
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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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Newly Remodeled 1 BR Garden View Maui Kamaole Condo - 5 Minute Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews

Beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is beautifully decorated. It is fully stocked with everything you need including beach towels,chairs and sun umbrella The outside patio was perfect for enjoying morning coffee while listening to the birds and enjoying the vegetation. The location was fantastic walking distance to beaches and shops. We would recommend this unit and hopefully return again ourselves thanks for sharing our beautiful place in paradise

Rene & Carol

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Rene and Carol, for your kind words. Linda worked very hard and thoughtfully when we remodeled the condo a year or so ago. This condominium is our home from January to May. Thus, each year we critically evaluate what improvements we should make to make the condo more comfortable for us, as well as for our future guests. You are most welcome to stay in our condominium if you elect to return to Maui for a future holiday.
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  • 5 of 5

Unit has had a top notch renovation. Quiet end unit, near the back of the large property. Fully stocked kitchen, with all the appliances. Very clean on arrival. Owner responds very quickly to inquiries. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved Maui

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the condo with all the luxeries of home. It was close to the beach and grocery stores.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

First off, I would like to thank Joe and Linda for making their condo available. The moment we first walked in, we knew we made a great decision to rent their place. We found the condo to be very spacious, and well appointed. We could certainly tell they did many upgrades in the past while, from the beautiful bathrooms, wonderful kitchen and new flooring. Not only did we get to use first class Bosch kitchen appliances, the large TV and sound system were also a bonus. As well. we found the bedroom was well appointed with lots of drawer and closet space, and the bed was extremely comfortable, which made it tough to get out of some mornings.

Joe and Linda certainly put a great deal of thought into their Maui home, and it shows. We made the decision that the next time we plan to visit Maui, we certainly hope that this condo is available.

Thank you again for making your Maui home, our Maui home.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David for the kind words. We're so happy that you enjoyed our condominium, Maui Kamaole and the southern part of Maui. Linda and I spend four months each year in our condominium and we are always looking to improve both our experience and that of our guests. We would love to have you return when your plans take you this way. We hope the recent announcement by Southwest Airlines that it will soon be flying to Maui will result in lower airfares enabling more people the opportunity to come visit the beautiful Valley Isle.
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Maui is always nice in September had a great time

  • 5 of 5

The condo itself was wonderful completely updated with a nice kitchen and 2 great bathrooms with showers in each a front and back private outdoor area the property itself is very lush and well looked after will book same place again next time in maui

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location in Kihei, beautiful clean condo.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Neatly updated beautiful condo.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Check In $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.62%

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.

Please note that the Hawaii state legislature recently increased the amount of tax we are to collect and remit beginning on January 1, 2019. The new tax rate will be 14.66 percent, an increase from 13.62 percent for 2017. This is not currently reflected in our quotes for 2019, owing to limitations in VRBO's software.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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