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Joe Grafe

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Maui Retreat,Completely Remodeled, 50 Ft Window Views Ocean/Mountain!!

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)


Relax in comfort & enjoy all of Maui's activities using this remodeled bright & open floor plan 2 bedroom/2 bath, spacious condominium as your Maui retreat. Enjoy the expansive 50 ft window views which include the ocean & the 10,000 ft. mountain, Haleakala (House of the Sun). The 1048 sq. ft. interior space & the lanai combine to give you almost 1200 sq. ft of high quality living area. The new eco-friendly remodeling in a Contemporary Kama'aina (local Hawaiian) style used quality materials & surfaces such as travertine tiles, bamboo flooring, granite counter tops, tiled bath/shower, tiled shower & tiled lanai. A 52' TV (cable), Netflix and a DVD is located in the living room so you can watch sports or your favorite shows or movies on a big screen. Our condo unit A-308 is located in the front building of the newly painted Haleakala Shores complex on the side away from the street and is just a short walk to the ocean and park that you can see from the lanai.

The master bedroom, with direct access to the lanai, has a king bed, tropical decor, a built in computer desk & a 37' TV (cable) with DVD on a wall mounted swivel which will allow you to watch your favorite program from the lanai. A walk-in closet/dressing area with full length mirror connects to a bathroom area with two pedestal sinks & a full size deep tub with tiled shower surround & grab bar.

The second bedroom has a queen size bed. A walk-in closet/dressing area with full length mirror connects to a bathroom with a tiled shower & grab bar. When not used as a bedroom, the bed can be easily stored for maximum living space. A futon couch allows for added sleeping capacity.

The kitchen has a Maytag range/oven, new Frigidaire refrigerator with ice maker, new GE dishwasher, new quiet disposal, microwave & toaster ovens. A new addition is the professional stainless steel cookware. You'll love the many kitchen tools & small appliances that are for your use. A stocked spice rack means you won't need to buy full jars of spices for just one dish. In unit laundry facilities are located in a separate closet.

Attention to details provide for your comfort. The coffee station features a stainless thermos coffee pot to allow you to keep your coffee hot on the lanai or anywhere else in the condo. This area also features a coffee grinder & a cappuccino/expresso maker for your pleasure. You will enjoy our wine chiller that is part of the bar area. Two stations have been built in to allow for easy computer use. Artwork featuring several local artists has been used to enhance the island atmosphere.

This unit is being upgraded constantly. Several game sets have been added for indoor, table top, outdoor & beach use. The newest addition is a Nintendo Wii Game Console with several games and Netflix access.. A CD player with docking ports for Ipod & Mp3 players is now available. In the kitchen, a rice cooker and panini maker has been supplied. A small fold away play pen/crib has been added. A high chair and stroller are also available.

Two air conditioners, two ceiling fans (one in each bedroom), two large and two small tower fans will keep you comfortable. Try using the fans & opening the windows to get the true island experience. Smell the sea air & the flowers.You may have noticed no mention of a furnace. It is not needed ocean side in Maui!!

Enjoy the pool area, the upgraded BBQ with granite counter top & the gazebo at Haleakala Shores. Walk a very short distance to Kamaole III Beach Park. Snorkel equipment, boogie boards, beach towels, mats, beach chairs & an umbrella are available for your use. Like to picnic? A picnic basket stocked with all the utensils & a hard sided cooler with wheels are yours to use at the pool, beach or wherever your Maui adventures takes you.

Haleakala Shores has added a new amenity in the locked pool area. We now have a Surfboard/Kayak Hale (storage area) where you can store a rental board or kayak. Slots are available on a first come first serve basis. You must make arrangements with our Resident Manager Jim Taylor before planning to store any item.

Walk to several restaurants, local shops & along the walking trail that follows the ocean starting in the park across the street. Short drives will take you to the Shops of Wailea & some of Maui's finest restaurants.


Our goal is to maintain high quality standards so that you get the most enjoyment from your Maui vacation.

Keywords: Condo, Condominium, Vacation Rental, Haleakala Shores, Maui, Hawaii, Two Bedroom, Newly Remodeled, ocean view, walk to beach.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joe Grafe (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Joe Grafe

Karen & Joe Grafe invite you to enjoy our rental unit. We live at Haleakala Shores so we can assist you with almost every need. Having lived on Maui for 13 years with Joe being a Marine Naturalist for six years, we can provide insights into Maui & the surrounding ocean. Whales are a special interest of ours.

We also love finding good deals so we can help you with Restaurants to Happy Hours & more!

Haleakala Shores is a wonderful condominium community where a number of owners live and enjoy meeting visitors. We usually have a Burger Grilling potluck on the 15th of each month (look for the signs) courtesy of Big Joe and welcome all visitors as well as residents.

Joe Grafe purchased this condo in 2010

Why Joe Grafe chose Maui

Maui is paradise as far as we are concerned. We choose to live here because of the wonderful weather, the beauty of the island & ocean, the aloha spirit of the people & our seasonal visitors the Humpback Whales. We hope you discover all that Maui has to offer.

We love to share our island home with others!!!

Please note that we are licensied by the State of Hawaii. Our Transient Accommodations Tax number is W18484301-01.

What makes this condo unique

Ocean & Mountains Views from the same Condo

Lovely pool with a great tile turtle motif. Pool lanai called the Tiki Lounge that is great for relaxing stocked with many books.

There are two grill areas and several tables and chairs next to the grills or near the grills under a bougainvillea covered gazebo.

The pool area is pleasantly landscaped with beautiful plumeria trees, banana trees, various palm trees and other lush vegetation. It's quiet and relaxing.

Kamaole III Beach Park Across the Street - Great Swimming & Snorkelling. We have seen over 50 varieties of reef fish, green sea turtles & beautiful coral. There are two outdoor showers for cleaning off the sand before entering the building.

Upscale Remodelling with WiFi & 52' TV

Well Stocked Kitchen-Coffee & Wine Bars

Spacious Living Area- 2BD/2BA - 2 Walk in Closets- Lanai- 2 sinks in Master Bath

Walk to Restaurants & Shops. Easy Access to Major Roads

Covered & Lighted Parking


based on 31 traveler reviews

Maui Retreat,Completely Remodeled, 50 Ft Window Views Ocean/Mountain!!
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Above and Beyond!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 8 night stay at Joe and Karen's condo. It was an excellent, affordable option for staying on Maui. The condo was clean and set up to be accommodating as it could be. They also had helpful extras like beach chairs, beach towels and umbrellas along with a location that can't be beat! I would recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, Affordable Option w/ Friendly/Helpul Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time spending the week at Joe and Karen's condo. They were both SO VERY helpful with tips of what to do and where to go (and even have a binder in the condo with useful info). They had a little breakfast cake and personalized note awaiting us when we arrived. Above and beyond hospitality! The condo was clean and well set up for our group of 6 (two couples and two toddlers under two). Helpful extras such as beach supplies and plenty of beach towels were available. The washer and dryer in the unit came in handy even more than I expected. Great location within walking distance to the beach and the town. The pool and BBQ area at the condos was also a nice option for grilling in the evening then having a swim. Have not had a better experience using VRBO than with Karen and Joe!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in the Grafe's condo. It was very quiet and still just a short walk to the beach, and a some good places to eat. The owners had a particulary well stocked kitchen for cooking and dining in, they even had all of the condiments & spices I wanted. There were more than enough beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, and beach gear for our group of 5. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed, and we are keeping it on our list of condo's to revisit when we stay in Maui again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls/Moms getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful girls getaway week in Maui! Joe and Karen's condo was wonderful. It was fully stocked and also included great beach amenities as well. The condo was lovely. We love this area as it is right across the street from Kam III beach which has excellent snorkeling and lots of turtles! The property is well maintained and has a nice pool. This is our third year returning to Maui and we will definitely book with Karen and Joe again. We had the privilege of meeting her and everyone in the complex was very friendly. The condo is close to great restaurants in Kihei and close to great beaches (Kam III and Ulua Beach). Thank you Karen and Joe!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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BC, Canada

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this apartment. It has everything you need and very conveniently located. Great place for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Hawaii vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and the condo was perfect for my family. It was exactly as described, very convenient to everything and very comfortable. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
OGG - Kahului Maui Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Fred's & Moose McGillycuddy's
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
To Lanai & To Molokai from Lahaina
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Elleair in Kihei
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Sugar Cane Train in Lahaina
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Piilani - State Hwy 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Fred's Mexican Cantina & Moose McGillycuddy's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kamaole III Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Haleakala Shores
Nearest Point of Interest
Shops of Wailea
Nearest Point of Interest
Ma'alaea Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Maui Canoe Club
Car: recommended

Winter offers unique opertunity to see Humpback Whales both from shoreline & on boat trips. Maui is one of the best areas in the world to view Humpback Whales.


Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
14 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall 2018
Apr 16 2018 - Dec 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 2 2019
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

All quotes are for 4 people. For a 5th person, a charge of $10.00 per night applies. For the 5th and 6th persons, a charge of $20.00 per night applies.

Reservations are not confirmed until down payment is received. Cancellations Fees: 10% rebooking fee 90 days or more prior to arrival, 31 to 89 days 20% fee, 30 days or less 100% fee. Hawaiian Tax ID# W18484301-01

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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two pedalistal sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Pedalistal Sink
  • Both Bathrooms have an adjacent walk-in closet that serves as a dressing area. Each has a full length mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Second Bedroom, bed folds away so room can be used as living area., Baby Cribs (1) Playpen/crib, Futon sleeps 2 (Full Size) (1) Comfortable Futon that is a couch when not in use.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 1 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wine Bar, Coffee Bar, Computer Desks, 2 Walk-in Closets, CD/Radio unit has a docking port for Ipod & MP3 players. Nintendo Wii game console. Table top pool table & foosball games, outdoor game kit, beach game kit, poker set & table games, children's beach toys, boogie boards, beach chairs, high chair, stroller, hair dryer in each bathroom. Note: We are licensed by the State of Hawaii. Our Transient Accommodations Tax number is W18484301-01.

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