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

62 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights

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Kihei Condo Rental Photos and Description

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.

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
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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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GaylesCondo, Close to Ocean, 180 Degree View, Sunsets, Beach ,Free WIFI, Parking
average rating of 4.919355 based on 69 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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Gayles Condo is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Good Morning, Gayle

Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip to Maui and staying in 416! For our first "real" vacation in our 30 year marriage, it was a wonderful trip! Thank you for your patience and responsiveness as we asked so many questions to relieve our apprehensions. We really shouldn't have stressed so much! Everything was perfect!

We've been back home for several weeks and are still feeling the peace that we encountered there. We want that to last a long, long time!

Thank you for having everything set up so nicely. We had everything we needed and we were comfortable in the condo as soon as we got there. Loved sitting on the lanai and up on the roof to soak in the views! The location was perfect for all our exploring.

What a treasure you have there! Thank you for sharing!


Ruth and Doug M Tucson, AZ

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing triip

  • 5 of 5

So beautiful next time we want to see the Whales!! The views of the ocean and the secenerey was spectacular! Best part was the privacy and beaches. We did all the tourists trips but will relax on the Lanai on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have nothing but good things to say about this property. In the past 10 years we have been to India twice, South America twice, Bali, Singapore, Belize and Mexico to mention the highlights. So we have a reasonable perspective. Location: this community is central to the island. Management: excellent, Gayle quickly responded to my inquiries. The suite: lots of room, lots of necessary extras for kitchen, beach. Very good bed. Beaches: one on either side of the property. We are here in August when the trade winds blow through and the surf is high. To the north of the property is a public beach which takes 3 minutes to access from the condo. It has a swimming area that is the site of an ancient fish preserve for an Hawaiian king AND IS PROTECTED FROM THE SURF. We never bothered with the pool which seems to afford protection from the trade winds. Immediately north of that is the federal Humpback Whale station with its own separate building and "whaling wall" ( sorry I'm from the east coast, ever been to Salem Mass?). BBQ stations well located and new webbers. SO IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE HUMPBACKS , THIS IS THE PLACE. I have always been suspicious of glowing reviews because nothing in this world is perfect. I do not know the owner personally. Indeed, we put this together at the last minute and feel fortunate we got it.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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THE VIEW was amazing ! Location was great!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we opened the door, we could See the ocean! What a great first impression. Felt at home right away! Everything we needed was already there. The condo is very well insonorated, didn't here any neighbors the hole 2 weeks! The LANAI was great! We had most our meals there. Even though their are great restaurants neerby, we loved our romantic dinners at home better. BBQ on the roof were brand New very good quality. The view from up there was spectacular. We would watch turtles from the LANAI and go down to the beach and swim with them, they are curious and just Hung around us (what more could you ask for) The owners even have snorkling gear, beach chairs, boogie board, coolers that we can use. The Only thing we Were afraid of is the no a/c ,us being canadian and always sleep with the ac full blast... Well turns out being so close to the ocean, the breeze felt cool and with all the fans inside it worked out very well even in high 80's. Loved our stay at the condo and when we'll come back to Maui this is definetly where we want to stay! Thank you Gayle! Our vacation in Maui was PERFECT!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct-Dec 16,2016
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 17 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 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Apr 22 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

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

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Kihei 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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