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Gayle Smith

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english

GaylesCondo, Close to Ocean, 180 Degree View, Sunsets, Beach ,Free WIFI, Parking

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights

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

PLEASE, do not book online, before talking with me, cell, text, or e mail; we can make sure it is a Good Match. Do you really want an OCEANFRONT view? This unit at Menehune Shores is only a few feet from the water and has a DIRECT VIEW that is totally private. IF you see the calendar blocked, we also have a top floor PENTHOUSE and that one might be open, so please inquire. Look below under links ...more information to see the website. Click on Maui, 6th floor. You can book directly with me and save some fees.

Some units are listed as oceanfront, however they have side views, looking at lots of grass, trees, and a distant view to the ocean. IF the view is as important to you, as it is to me, this is the place for you! You can view my website below, to really get a feel for what an OCEANFRONT unit should be!

Aug 2013, this unit just had a brand new bathroom remodel, for over $10,000. Beautiful tub/shower, with glass tile decos, granite counter with under-mounted sink, and LED lights, you can leave on when you retire, and have a nice night light.

Menehune Shores is a tropical oasis, with beautiful oceanfront grounds to roam. This is a romantic one bedroom oceanfront Kihei Maui condo for 2 persons ONLY, (we do not put in sofa beds);( all remodeled and only 30 feet from the edge of the ocean. We have a private lanai at this accommodation, with teak dining table a chaise lounge; incredible 180 degree view of great surf, brilliant sunsets, turtles, whales in season, rainbows; this is definitely a unit for someone who wants to be close to the ocean and enjoys upgraded finishes.

Sitting directly on the beach, only 3 miles from Wailea, and 9 miles from the airport, you have a perfect location with lots of beaches, golf courses, shops, restaurants, snorkel, surfing, fishing, farmers markets, and activities nearby. Amenities include an oceanfront pool, (heated), 2 shuffleboards, gas barbecues oceanside and on the rooftop with 360 degree views, ceiling fans for cooling (we do not have a/c), but rely on those great ocean breezes; plus free parking and free fast WIFI. Unit has been completely remodeled, cable 42 inch HD TV (smart TV) in the living room, DVD with movies, fully equipped kitchen, granite counters, tile floors, washer/dryer, literally all the comforts of home. Rent from owners directly and save. HI tax ID W0065520-01

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Gayle Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english

About Gayle Smith

We have been married 40+ years and have had a place in Kona for many years. Loving the ocean, we decided it would be great to go from the high surf of Kona (VRBO 6909) with all the lava rock, to the quiet sandy beaches of Maui. Kihei is a perfect spot, looking out to Molokini and Lanai, watching whales in winter, and enjoying the sunsets. We'd love to share our place with you. You can probably tell, we love the water!

Gayle Smith purchased this condo in 2005

Why Gayle Smith chose Maui

Menehune Shores was built in the 70's, when they allowed building close to the water. So many places are far back, or across roads, but not this one! We feel at home with nature when visiting here. Very close to shopping, airport, art galleries, farmer's markets, aquarium, and harbor; just very convenient.

What makes this condo unique

Whale watching up close and personal from the private lanai (winter season).

Long walks on the sandy beaches, right from the property. Swimming on site as well!

Watching windsurfers from the lanai.

Peaceful,relaxing, private atmosphere.

Washer/dryer in the unit for doing up your clothes.

Close to all the activities in Maui; no parking or traffic problems like in Lahaina or Kaanapali. We used to own a place in West Maui but it just got very crowded so we sold and purchased in Kihei. For us, it's the perfect peaceful location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jan 2012 Best view in all of Maui! We have had a wonderful time in 416 and couldln’t have asked for a nicer unit, and a more wonderful vacation. We made two tries to see the sunrise at Haleakala, and the 2nd try was awesome, beautiful and well worth it. The Road to Hana CD was very helpful as were all the books on the local area, thank you for those. We explored many beaches and loved he trip to the blowhole (northern shore of W. Maui) WOw, what desolate beauty. This is truly an island of extremes. We loved this condo, thanks for the beach towels, boogie board, cooler and all the essentials. The lanai is perfect, what a view. This is God’s country. Mahalo,
Jan 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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GaylesCondo, Close to Ocean, 180 Degree View, Sunsets, Beach ,Free WIFI, Parking
average rating of 4.913793 based on 65 reviews
Sherwood Park, Alberta

Quiet and comfortable with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

As this was our first time to Maui, we wanted the trip to be memorable. We found the condo easily and there was plenty of parking available. From the moment we arrived we noticed how well maintained the grounds and the building amenities were kept. Luggage carts were available to get our bags or groceries to the unit. Our condo was clean and very well appointed and stocked with everything we needed. Access to the unit was easy and the views of the ocean immediately took our breath away. We were so glad to have found a condo to call home for our stay in Kihei. The building was quiet and we rested, relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful weather and scenery. All the conveniences of home were at our fingertips and the beach or pool were mere steps away. Access to the rooftop patio was easy where we met other couples and enjoyed watching the sunsets. We greeted every morning with a long walk on the beach. Watching the turtles right off the shore was exciting. We could not have asked for anything more. I know we'll be back and I would highly recommend this condo for couple looking for a quiet getaway. While we travelled through town we noticed that we were well removed from the busy bustling part of town that seemed crowded every evening and yet we were only a short drive or a moderate walk to any store or shop we'd need. We really enjoyed the location and would recommend it to anyone who wants to avoid busy crowds. A welcome home away from home.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Experience Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great condo. The view from the balcony is truly amazing. The pictures in the listing are very true to the actual experience. All the things, appliances you would need are there.

I would recommend this to all my friends!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A vacation in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation experience in many years. Gayle's condo is well maintained, comfortable, and in a terrific location. The view from the lanai is fantastic. It overlooks the ocean with views of West Maui, 2 other islands, and the Molikini Crater. We ate most of our meals there to soak in the view. There is a sea turtle sanctuary adjacent to the property. You can join up with groups going out on the ocean on outrigger canoes. You are within short driving distance of some of the best beaches on Maui. There are plenty of good restaurants close by, some with an ocean view to watch the beautiful sunsets.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska

Room With a view

  • 5 of 5

This place is really nice. The view is forever and just what one is looking for when in Hawaii. Whales are right there in front of you and if you like walking on the beach, you just have to walk out front. Rent a paddle board and you have the whole ocean in front of you. The place has everything that you need to enjoy your time in Hawaii. Sunsets on the lanai and BBQ on the roof. We have been to the Islands many times and this is one of our favorite places to stay and play. Already making plans for next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Right on the beach - amazing views - wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this condo. The owners were very prompt and thorough in their communication with us, and provided great customer service.

The unit has obviously had many upgrades, including granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and lovely furniture. Everything was clean and well-maintained. There is a wonderful ocean-front view where we watched spectacular sunsets. We ate most of our meals on the lanai, overlooking the ocean and the palm trees. Several times we even saw turtles swimming in the water right from the lanai!

The kitchen was well-stocked, and all the appliances were in good working order. The king-sized bed was comfortable, and we found everything we needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay. There were plenty of towels for the beach and pool, beach chairs and snorkelling gear, coolers, even binoculars and books & videos! It was very handy having a washer & dryer right in the unit as well. There is no air conditioner, but there are ceiling fans in all the rooms and these did the trick for us. We didn't miss an air conditioner in November as there was almost always a breeze, and good cross-ventilation in the unit. We went to sleep each night to the sound of the waves, and the breezes in the palm trees. :)

The grounds were kept clean and well-maintained - there are lovely lawns, a pool, a sandy beach, and barbecues. There was plenty of free parking, and good wifi. This is an especially suitable place for families with children, as there is a lagoon area directly in front of the condo which is fairly shallow and protected. There is also direct access to wide open beach. As for location, we found it very handy and central for exploring the southern areas of Maui, down to Makena, as well as north to Lahaina and further. It's only about 15-20 minutes from the airport and Costco (for stocking up on provisions) - all in all a really great location. There are plenty of restaurants and shops within easy driving distance, and a fairly good Indian restaurant right on the property.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to our family and friends. We would come back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing View in a Beautiful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We were married on the island, and spent the week there for our honeymoon. This condo was absolutely perfect in every way. You get to wake up with the sun shining in the bedroom, and end your day on the lanai with a beautiful sunset on the water. The condo was centrally located to travel easily to other towns, but there are plenty of food and shopping options right in Kihei. It had everything you could possibly need for your stay - a comfortable bed, beautiful furnishings, fully stocked kitchen, and an abundance of beach towels and water gear (body boards, snorkel, flippers, coolers, etc.). The owners were very easy to work with, and extremely responsive to any questions. It was definitely difficult to leave at the end of our trip as we felt at home. Needless to say, we are already thinking about a return trip, and would absolutely stay in this condo again!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Car: recommended

KIhei, Wailea area. RIght on the beach on South Kihei Rd. So close to the ocean, you can't find another building that is closer!! Very convenient too, only 1 mile from Safeway Marketplace, all shops, restaurants, very close by. Walk on the beach for miles, right off the property!

Other Activities: Shuffleboard, Whale Watching, Body Surfing, Surfing


Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2016
May 1 2016 - Oct 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct-Dec 16,2016
Oct 2 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
November 2016
Nov 2 2016 - Nov 26 2016
6 night minimum stay
After Thanksgiving
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Jan 14 2017
10 night minimum stay
FEB 2017
Feb 15 2017 - Mar 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
March-April, 2017
Mar 2 2017 - Apr 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall, 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Convenience Cr. Card $99 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Registration fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.46%

Max persons, 2.
Additional fees apply for paying with credit cards or by PayPal, as those are costs associated with them.
Cancellation: Please understand, once you reserve the unit, all others are turned down. Therefore my cancellation policy is to refund all nights that I can rebook minus admin fee($200); if you have paid in full. Consider trip insurance to protect your trip. 5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Maui Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom completely remodeled with everything new, August 2014. Beautiful granite, glass and stone tile, high end features.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV in bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Tropical Furniture, 2 Cable TV's, Gas Grills (BBQ), Shuffleboards, Library, Excellent Oceanfront Location in Building, and Unit is Totally Private, Romantic, with Sunsets year round. This is a prime oceanfront view, not a side view.

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