Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
After visiting Maui on vacation for the first time, I decided right then, that I wanted a slice of Paradise to keep for myself. I later returned and bought an elegant 1 BD unit, as seen at VRBO listing # 305826. I enjoyed visiting it now and then, but got as much satisfaction out of turning other people on to vacations they'll never forget. So I bought this unit the following year, to offer some versatility for those wanting something even MORE affordable and didn't need as much space. It's right down the hall from my other, so some people spend a little time in each unit, or lodge other family members that may attend a wedding or golf tournament. Best of both worlds!
Daniel purchased this Studio in 2011
Why Daniel chose Kihei
Kihei Akahi has long been established as one, if not THE finest complex in South Kihei. Beautifully landscaped grounds, lush foliage, tennis courts ( I used to be semi-good YEARS ago), very clean units, pools, spacious parking, and great security. Right across the street from the finest Beaches in South Maui and very near great shopping and restaurants.
What makes this Studio unique
Many people comment on their love for the tropical birds that come alive when the sun comes up in the morning. Nature's own alarm clock. Much better than the one that gets you up for work every day back home. Also guests love the kitchen and Queen Bed, instead of the Murphy Beds found in many studios. Also it's decorated by a pro designer, so it's not your run of the mill generic, white-walled condo most people rent. Really feels like home. You may actually want to hang OUT in it a little!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Not even from the lanai. There's a designated area
Children 10 yrs of age and above preferred
You can make up to 3 installments for payment, first one due now. Just specify what other two dates you'd like to auto-pay, or pay it all upfront.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Cute little slice of heaven
This was out first stay and Daniel was accommodating and super helpful on where to go and what to do. We will be back -
So happy to hear everything went well. You were great guests and I DO hope to see you again.
Perfect place in front of the beach!
Daniel's place was perfect for us! It is right in front of a very nice beach and it is around several really delicious restaurants. He provided us with anything we needed. We are so thankful we were able to book this location! We will definately be staying here next time! This was just what we were looking for!
Thanks so much for another great review. Glad you found everything you needed, and yes, I love the restaurants too. Have a great Autumn, and I do hope to see you again . . .
5 night stay in Maui from Australia
I found booking any accommodation was a leap of faith and we weren't disappointed with our selection here.. We had a 5 night stay here and found it a great location to base ourselves. The beach at the end of the driveway was a great surprise when we had turtles swimming by us in waist deep water. Easy access to all the local dining spots and short drives to other beaches for snorkelling etc. The accommodation was equipped with snorkelling gear and beach equipment which made everything a little more homely. Plenty of BBQ facilities around the pool areas which was a great way to meet others holidaying in Maui and get some local knowledge as well as cut down on dining out expenses. The washing facilities in the unit were very adequate and it was great to have washing powder supplied at check-in. We used this as a base to see just about all of the island by vehicle (and a helicopter ride instead of doing the Hana Highway - our choice). A little tight getting around our suitcases inside the unit but that's travel and no issue really. A walk down the driveway each afternoon will give you the most spectacular sunsets! It was nice to have the journal inside the unit of previous traveller's experiences so we could plan our days on others hits and misses. Would happily recommend this accommodation for similar travel.
Thanks for taking the time for a great review. You covered about everything! So glad to hear you found everything you needed, and yes, pretty cool to swim with turtles at the beach right across the street. Someday I hope to make it to your neck of the woods. Mahalo for all . . .
We enjoyed our stay in Kihei. The property was very beautiful with tropical trees and flowers everywhere.
The beach was right across the street.
I would recommend staying here, especially for the price.
Daniel; the owner, is very easy to deal with.
Many thanks for the nice review. I do hope you come back again and again. You were wonderful guests.
Great home away from home!
Enjoyed our stay in this lovely unit conveniently located off S Kihei Rd. Quick & easy access to beaches, shopping, restaurants & viewing gorgeous sunsets! Daniel is the perfect island host ~ friendly, easy going & helpful. He’s thought of all the necessities & added niceties too! Mahalo Daniel! Jack & Glenda
Aloha Jack & Glenda,
Thanks so much for booking and for leaving a wonderful review. Always happy to hear you found everything you needed, and loved the condo and location. You were great guests, and I do hope you return again in the future. Have a great Fall!
Kihei is a hidden gem!
The condo was nicely decorated and stocked. It has everything we needed for 2 people. The washer and dryer worked extremely well and quickly. It is a corner unit so it is very private, and the lanai was really nice to sit on and eat breakfast in the morning above the plumeria trees that smelled amazing. It is in the last building in the complex so it is about a 2-3 minute walk down to Kamaole Beach II. The beach has restrooms, outdoor showers, and seems to be a popular spot since it got pretty crowded as the day drew on when we were there. It is a decent uphill walk on the way back to the condo. The complex is within walking distance to many restaurants, shops, and the ABC store. We felt very safe walking at night. We would recommend Kihei as a great central location to anyone visited Maui with intentions of doing a lot of sightseeing around the island. Our only complaint would be the cleanliness of the bathroom when we got there. We had to give it a wipe down, but we notified the owner, and he did compensate us for the inconvenience.
Thanks for the review. Sounds like you enjoyed yourselves thoroughly. Yes, Kihei seems to be centrally located to all the best things and places people want to experience.
Although I did think your magnified photos were a bit exaggerated, I am happy you felt the compensation was adequate, after you gave things a 2nd cleaning. Had you notified me upon check-in instead of 3 days later, I would have come by in person to have a look, and/or remedy the situation.
Do come back again, and thank you for your time. Next time we'll shoot for 5-stars.
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