About the property
- Condo612 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Exquisite one-bedroom, one-bath beachfront apartment on the ocean's edge
Thank you so much for considering Hawaii, Maui, and Hale Kai O’Kihei for your vacation. With so many wonderful and exotic holiday destinations to choose from, the Internet bringing access to them right to your home, and vacation time and dollars so precious, we appreciate you taking the time to visit our site.
In finishing, furnishing, and maintaining our apartment 208, we started from a simple premise: what do we like about where we stay when we’re on holiday? Whether we’re doing a home exchange, staying in a reciprocal private club in another city, or in an apartment or condo booked through VRBO, we want a place that speaks to intimacy and individuality.
We don’t like cold, impersonal, one-size-fits-all experiences, where the bare minimum is what’s provided. We want to stay in places where our needs are important, where our time spent travelling to the destination and the cost of getting there is understood and appreciated. We want to stay in homes and apartments where the human touch of the owner abounds — where the owner’s attention to detail and focus on our experience are always top of mind.
It’s all about passion. Your experience with us needs to be exceptional. From the moment you walk in the door, we want you to experience an ocean-front home away from home that is warm and welcoming. Perhaps it’s the colours, the cleanliness, or the carefully selected artwork. Maybe it’s the fresh flowers and wine, or the L'Occitane en Provence toiletries. Or perhaps it's one of the dozens of other little touches — like the beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel gear, binoculars — that make arriving and getting started on your time off and time away just that much quicker and easier.
We spend a great deal of time listening to our guests and tailoring our efforts to their needs. The personal touch infuses all that we do, and that passion is fuelled each time a guest returns, or recommends our apartment to family members and friends.
Again, thank you for choosing Hawaii and Maui, and for considering our apartment 208 at Hale Kai O’Kihei. We’d like you to stay with us, and experience our efforts to make your stay exceptional and to keep you coming back, whenever work schedules, family commitments, or the need to ‘just get away’ allow.
Now, information about what awaits you at Hale Kai O’Kihei and apartment 208 . . . .
If you're looking to stay in one of the nicest oceanfront apartments available at Hale Kai O’Kihei, then you've found it! Apartment 208 in Hale Kai O’Kihei offers the Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of.
If “perfect” is the best word to describe the location of Hale Kai O’Kihei — on a palm-tree bordered golden-sand beach on a quiet residential street off busy South Kihei Road — then “stunning” is the only word to describe apartment 208, a fully renovated, no-expense-spared one-bedroom oasis on the second floor of this Kihei beachfront jewel.
From gorgeous cherry wood cabinets in the kitchen and bath with silent closing drawers, elegant granite kitchen and bath countertops, Kohler fixtures, Grohe faucets, exquisite shower with artist-designed cast-glass panels and found-pebble floor, virtually seamless 18” x 18” tile from the front door to the outer edge of the lanai, top-end appliances including flat-glass cooktop, ultra low-sound dishwasher and compact clothes washer . . .
. . . to a work-of-art ‘glass wall’ to the lanai with feather-light centre-opening doors, a peaceful but high-efficiency Fujitsu Halcyon 18,000 BTU split air conditioner, and yes, even an electric sunshade on the lanai allowing full-lanai use and ocean views, even at the height of the afternoon sun . . .
. . . and backed by only the highest quality and thread-count linens and beddings for refreshing tropical sleep, unit 208 builds on the perfect beachside location of Hale Kai O’Kihei and puts you in the picture in one of the most luxurious and fully outfitted units this jewel of a building has to offer, including secure, free WiFI for the exclusive use of our guests.
And when you add this stunning unit to the perfect location? The Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of, matched by few other units in HKOK.
Relaxing in apartment 208 on the second floor of this beautiful Kihei beachfront property, the stress and pressures of hectic Mainland life are all but forgotten. Offering privacy and calm amid the sight, sound, and feel of gently breaking waves, swaying palm trees, and soothing ocean breezes, Hale Kai O’Kihei, with just over 50 units on three floors, delivers South Maui’s best boutique accommodation and oceanfront experience.
Enjoy the ocean view from your private lanai. Walk across the lawn beneath the swaying palms to swim in the warm, breathlessly blue Pacific. Stroll the quiet and largely undiscovered beach and return re-connected and renewed. Linger in the pool taking in the green lawn, the golden-sand beach, the Island of Lanai, and the sky that goes on forever. Watch the sunset from the warm sand at the edge of the beach, the palms behind you, the future and all its possibilities directly ahead.
This one-bedroom, second-floor oasis will be your ‘home away from home’ with all the amenities you will need for the Maui vacation for which you've been waiting. And Kihei, located on the sunny, southern shore of Maui, is only 20 minutes from the airport in Kahului.
This is one of the very nicest units in HKOK, and offers you the Hawaiian experience you've dreamt of.
This is a licensed vacation rental, so book with confidence. As well, in renting this unit, you are renting directly from the owner, not an agent or third-party representative. The owner has an Internal Revenue Service Tax Identification Number and a Hawaii Tax Identification Number (111-920-3328-01) for the collection and remittance of State of Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT) and State of Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET), and dutifully makes all remittances required by law while complying with, and reserving all protections under, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the United States — Canada Income Tax Convention.
Adam Leamy, Owner
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- May 22, 2018
About Adam Leamy, Owner
We're like many of the guests we've met at Hale Kai O'Kihei over the years -- we've got demanding jobs, and put a lot of effort into our work. So there are times when we just want to get away from the stress for a few days, and get to a place where living is just easier, the demands less. That philosophy guided our renovation and redecoration of our first Hale Kai O’Kihei apartment when we purchased it in 2008 (and sold in 2015). The same approach influenced the additions and touches we've added to this stunningly renovated unit #208, which we purchased in 2011. We've added more “Maui” colour though a restfully exotic paint palette, thoughtful furnishings, finishings, and appliances, and additional locally sourced vintage Hawaiian artwork. We don’t like to pack too much when we come to Hale Kai O’Kihei, so we stock snorkels, fins, and masks, boogie boards and beach chairs right down to binoculars and tropical CDs for our guests and us to use. We’re always learning more about what makes a stay at Hale Kai O’Kihei an outstanding experience for ourselves and our guests. And with #208, one of the nicest units in Hale Kai O’Kihei -- itself the best in boutique accommodation in South Maui -- we’ve perfected the delivery of the Hawaiian experience that we and our guests have dreamt of! So join us in the great Maui adventure at Hale Kai O’Kihei! Come and visit and discover the Hawaiian holiday of your dreams!
Adam Leamy, Owner purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Adam Leamy, Owner chose Kihei
We’ve been visiting HKOK since 1997, and bought our first apartment in 2008, selling it in 2015. This remarkable place, and the experience it offers, gets in your blood. Departures for us and our guests aren’t the end -- they’re just the start of planning for the next trip. And that’s the best way to finish a holiday -- making plans for the next one. Each time we visit, HKOK delivers. Sometimes we’re doing errands and chores; other times, we’re true ‘guests’ ourselves, relishing the chance to do blissfully, decadently nothing. Just taking in the sights, the sounds, and the beauty of it all. And the great thing is that it’s all there, visible from the private lanai or for direct interaction by way of a few paces across the lawn, through the palm trees to the beach. In March 2011, on a beach walk from HKOK, past the oceanfront estates on Halama St. through Kalama Park, and over a coffee at Kihei Caffe, the decision was made to buy #208. Why? Because in a world of sometimes wearying change HKOK is a welcome, restorative constant. And therein lies the HKOK charm: Shopping and services are a block away and those farther afield run the gamut from Macy’s to Tiffany’s. For us, the real draw continues to be this simple delight: Once we get in the door of #208, and put our groceries away, we're set, and can experience much of what we want from Maui, even whale watching, from our own lanai or our own front yard and beach. The lure of Maui’s beaches, restaurants and places to watch the world slowly go by remains. But 208, uniquely renovated, offers a wondrous Hawaiian experience, all day long -- one many of us dreamt of in childhood on ‘sick days’ in colder climes, when game-show hosts Bob Barker or Tom Kennedy whisked winners away to Hawaii, affording us all a Technicolor glimpse of this exotic paradise. Sitting on the edge of the beach with a glass of wine, long after the sun has disappeared? Still a star-gazer's paradise, and an awesome way to end any day.
What makes this Condo unique
We love walking the beach first thing in the morning, before the sun peeks out over the edge of Haleakala, when ours are the first footprints in the sand. We love the way that in the mid-morning, the water just off the shore is dead calm, and is as many shades of blue, blue-green, and turquoise you can count. We love watching the horizon out past the shallows, where the water turns a deep, alluring blue, when the breaching Humpbacks send plumes of bright white spray into the air. We love the midday when beach walkers and sun bathers take a break from the waves and the sun, seeking shade and sustenance, and a quiet falls over Hale Kai O’Kihei. We love the mid-afternoon awakening when the wind picks up, the waves are more playful, drawing windsurfers and kite surfers to the shore and the challenges beyond. We love the late afternoon, when the sun accelerates its race for the far side of Lanai and the lawn is a velvety canvas of yellows and greens, set against the dark slope of West Maui to the north, and a still-clear sky speaks to the promise of stars and far-away dreams to follow. We love when the sun finally winks out behind Lanai, and those who have assembled on the lawn and beach to watch its farewell hug, kiss, or squeeze hands, in that knowing gesture which acknowledges that this one moment, this one sunset, experienced together, was what called them to Maui, and which they will use, in the years ahead, as the touchstone to remember their trip here, and why it was so special. And then we love when darkness falls, and the two of us head down to the beach, lie back in the sand, and take in the enormity of the clarity and depth of the wondrous night sky.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This is our second trip to Kihei but one of several to Maui. This time our online search brought us to Hale Kai O'Kihei. We were searching for beachfront access, quality accomodations, and beautiful views. This condo offered it all and delivered in every way. Probably the most well equipped condo we have experienced in Maui, there is everything you could possibly need. Much time and care has been put into making this condo inviting and extra special. Our mornings (sometimes all morning) were spent sipping coffee on the Lanai over looking the ocean or watching young families gather around the pool below. Just a few steps from the condo lazy walks took us from one beautiful beach to another. It was never to far to go for a meal, drinks or just shop around if we cared to do so. However we were always drawn back to the Lanai and a bit of 'bubbly'. Lanai sunscreen for the later afternoon sun was a welcome surprise, we never had to lower so to obstuct any view. This is what we come to Maui for. It's relaxing and captivating. A place where getting on with the day is lightly thought out. Our adventure this time around was travelling through the Upcountry, to the lower Road to Hana, to the coastal area of Kīpahulu where there are the Pools of Ohe’o, freshwater pools and waterfalls set amid bamboo forest. It's a beautiful and sometimes sketchy drive where lava fields meet the ocean and large cattle rule the road. Our hike to the falls was extraordinary! We just love Kihei and Maui is a most beautiful Island. Thank you Adam for your attentiveness Our experience from beginning to end was excellent.
Best in Maui
Adam, another short visit en route, and as always, thank you for making it all work.
We’ve got a long stay booked later this year, and I cannot wait. Each visit here reminds me how special this place is, and how rare your approach is. One thing I’ve come to enjoy is reading your Guest Book in the apartment; everybody has their own unique visit, but everyone also realizes that this ‘home base’ you’ve created is exceptional in every way. So, a short visit (again!) but one that has whet my appetite for our vacation later this year.
Always a pleasure, and I'm delighted that you've finally got some real vacation time coming up. All's well for your stay, and we're looking forward to having you both visit this time. That Guest Book is always a great read, isn't it?; guests are always finding interesting things that we've yet to discover, even though we've visited Maui many times now. To me, that makes some sense: In our case we have our favourite paces and drives and, each trip, we like to touch base with them, to make sure they're still there, still magical and of course, they always are. Maui's funny that way, for us -- it's a bit like a comfy old sweater, one that you turn to when you need a dose of consistency, familiarity, and reliability in a world that often offers quite the opposite. It was good to see your email emerge from the ether, and to welcome you back. Safe travels. Adam
Once Again, a Fabulous Vacation at HKOK 208
This condo is so welcoming and the ocean breezes from the lanai are magical. The condo is as lovely as we remembered it and Adam, you are an amazing host. Your concern for our comfort and enjoyment when the piece broke off the cooktop and your speed in getting a new one installed speaks volumes about how genuinely you care about the people who stay at HKOK 208. Thank you for the coffee and Prosecco and for use of the great snorkelling and beach equipment. We have rented many condos in many places, but none compares with yours - for location, comfort, care and attention to the needs of guests, recreational equipment provided and overall responsiveness of the owner. We spent two and a half weeks relaxing, swimming, enjoying the sunsets, touring and snorkelling. It is lovely to have a calm, safe swimming beach right out in front of the condo and we again saw turtles on the beach near the condo. We had some heavy rains so the ocean in front of the condo was brown for a few days from the rain runoff. We went elsewhere to swim those days. We spent a day driving up to the Blow Hole, picnicking and watching boogie boarders at D.T. Fleming park and snorkelling/swimming at Kapalua Beach. Great snorkelling there in calm, shallow waters. Spent a day touring around the Upcountry; viewed the art galleries and glass blowing studio in Makawao. Snorkelling at Secret Cove and Ulua Beach and Keawakapu beach. One early evening, we were at a beach near Paia and saw 40 giant turtles on the beach and more coming out of the ocean, working so hard to make their way up the beach. A wonderful, relaxing holiday!
Lovely! I have to say that you two always do it right — to me, that’s a perfect length of stay; long enough to be out-and-about for all that interests you, yet lots of time to relax on the lanai watching the waves, the palms, and that endless horizon over the Pacific. That’s a nice way to experience it all. Your note mentions several of our regular haunts and, as we’ve just booked our next trip for June, you’ve made the pending trip real — just two more months! It’s been an unusually long, dreary, rainy winter here in Victoria, BC — Hawaii has had more than its usual share of rainy weather, too, with some significant flooding on Oahu and Kauai the past few days — so I’m hoping that winter will soon release its grip and we can all turn the corner. It’s always good to know that you are staying with us, and wherever your travels take you next, you’re always welcome at HKOK208. It sounds like you had a great holiday, and I’m glad you shared the experience — a nice lift to all who long for Maui, their favourite places there, and some warmer weather, too!
vwey neat and well kept
Sun, sea, sand, very neat property and condo. Bliss.
Mar and Rich
Mr. and Mrs. C, this is a lovely note to receive on your stay, and a very meaningful one to me.
As others reading this might have discovered if they've read several of these notes -- and in more than one response -- a long, long time ago, I had a high school math teacher who had every reason to fail me yet, instead, passed me. Despite being a late bloomer on matters academic, I had plans, and I aimed to see them through. But that gesture of faith, or of pity, made the difference, and university followed, as did, in time, graduate school at USC, a career, and all manner of achievement, some big, some small. But all significant for the act of a teacher that made them possible.
That patient high-school math teacher was Mr. C, and I've never forgotten his kindness. And since buying at HKOK, I've invited Mr. and Mrs. C. to visit every couple of years, as my guest.
My sense is that, this time, the trip from Toronto was harder for you both -- that math class was in 1979, so none of us is getting any younger. Still, as long as you're able to safely make the trip, there's always room for you at HKOK208. Such is the enduring appreciation of a remarkably kind, and significant gesture from long ago. Adam
A Gem of a Spot!
Our nine night stay in the condo was very very pleasant. The condo offers very updated furnishings, it has everything you would need for a comfortable stay. The view from the lanai is spectacular, a great place to watch a sunset ,a great place to have coffee in the morning, a great place to sip a bottle of wine, a great place to watch humpback whales.
The surrounding area offers grocery stores, restaurants, churches, all the while remaining a quiet area . Our host could not have been more thorough in his communication and was easily reached, even during a missile threat!
We can easily recommend this is as a place you would like to stay at when you come to Maui, when we return to Maui we hope it will be available for ourselves.
Do yourself a favor, and consider this VRBO property when staying in South Maui.
Ahh, yes. The Hawaii False Alarm heard around the world. You’re very kind to offer such a thorough description of why Hale Kai O’Kihei ticks so many boxes, but I know from our exchanges just how upsetting that false alarm was, and the fear that it caused. Please accept my apologies for such an ugly intrusion on your time on Maui. As well, you have my appreciation for your willingness to see the goodness there, even when others who should know better take it for granted, and cause such upset. It was a pleasure having you at HKOK208, and we'd be so pleased to see you return. Adam
Our second stay in Adam and Michelle’s condo at HKOK was even better than the first!
We were thoroughly thrilled with our stay at Adam and Michells condo this past Christmas. This was our second stay in their lovely condo and even though our first stay was perfect we loved a few specific things that made this stay even more special. From the local magazines on the table, the bottle of wine and pound of Kona coffee upon arrival to the new beach chairs and body boards we were surprised with such attention to detail and maintenance done on not only the condo itself but the bonus amenities as well. One thing we were thrilled with this time around was the amazing newly redone pool and patio just outside the lanai. They did a gorgeous job renovating this area and the pool was magnificent on the hot balmy evenings to cool off after a day of exploration. This place has such a perfect location in that it works as the ultimate home base and is an equal distance from all of the different areas of Maui so you really can explore a new direction on the island each day with a comparable drive to the previous day. This is also so close to much of Kiheis night life and really a short drive back from a night strolling down front street in Lahaina with a much better view of sunsets than the western part of the island. On our second to last night at the condo we took an evening stroll at sunset down to the left end of the beach our front and around the path to the adjoining beach and found three sea turtles that were 5 feet long cooling down on the sand as the sun began to set. Of our multiple trips to Maui we have had some of our most magical moments on the beach right out front of the condo and the neighboring beaches that are simply a short walk away. Truly a hidden gem on Maui. From unlocking the door at check in to locking up at check out we were delighted with everything that Adam and Michells condo had to offer and we would recommend this over all the other places we have stayed on Maui. This will always be our go to place when visiting. We hope that this helps anyone who is looking to rent this place make a decision they will be happy they made for years to come. This place truly makes us understand why they say Maui no ka ‘oi!
What a lovely note! You’ve covered the landscape, and because of that, the part that really struck me was your reference to ‘exploration.’ I have to admit that for some time, we fell into a comfortable habit of arriving, and just settling in. Yes, lots of chores, always, so we love that when they’re done — or when we need a break in the middle to recharge — we just hit the lanai, or walk across the lawn, and take in the sound and sight of the waves on the beach, the palm trees rustling, the whales breaching, and that gorgeous horizon. But a gift to us of Hawaii Magazine with its features on out-of-the-way places, and new or long-standing local eateries off the beaten track urged us farther afield, and we’ve found that with each trip, we’re once again ‘discovering’ Maui, as if for the first time. As you point out, there’s usually current and recent copies of Hawaii Magazine on the coffee table and, as some reading this will know, we’ve started providing one-year subscriptions to all our guests so that they might be similarly assisted in the vacation planning. In fact, we were there ten days ago for a very short trip, and saw that several copies of Hawaii Magazine had guests’ mailing labels on them! I think that when guests are bringing their copies from home with them to use as a resource while staying at Hale Kai O’Kihei, the idea of ‘exploration’ is alive and well! Again, a lovely note, and thank you so much for sharing with us all the thrills and rewards of exploring Maui, and making clear how Hale Kai O’Kihei meets satisfies the urge to explore, and the simple delight of seeing and enjoying what’s offered right off the lanai, and across the lawn. Adam
A gently sloping sandy beach leads to rewarding swimming and snorkeling at Hale Kai O'Kihei (two snorkel sets are located in the bedroom closet), with low-tide opportunities to walk along the edge of the reef and experience small, beautiful aquatic life.
Rates & Availability
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Cancellation Policy: If booking cancelled at least 60 days prior to arrival, a 100% refund will be made. If cancelled between 60 and 30 days prior to arrival, a 50% refund will be made. Cancellations less than 30 days before arrival are 100% non-refundable, although the $300 security deposit, and the cleaning fee are refunded. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 PM (Central Standard Time) on the appropriate day. There is no refund for shortened stays after arrival. No fee is charged for arrival- or departure-date changes if there is time available and changes are made well in advance; if there is not time available, the cancellation policy will apply. Please purchase travel cancellation insurance if you think your plans may change or be interrupted. Seven-night minimum stay. Rates are for two people. Summer 2018 rate (Apr. 1, 2018 - Dec. 15, 2018) $170/nt. Winter 2018-2019 rate (Dec. 16, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019) $275/nt. Summer 2019 rate (Apr. 1, 2019 - Dec. 15, 2019) $160/nt. Cleaning fee is $140. Rates subject to 14.42 HI State Tax (HI Tax ID 111-920-3328-01). We offer guests staying 28 nights or more a 10% discount. Year-in-advance reservations: Airlines generally don’t post their flight schedules more than a year in advance. For guests who have booked their stay with us in advance of airlines’ publication of their schedules, a difficulty has been created when airline schedules are announced, and flight options don’t coordinate with the dates guests have booked with us. As we are often fully booked, we’ve been unable to change guests’ accommodation dates to match flights. This was very frustrating for guests, so we don't accept reservations more than a year in advance of guest arrival at Hale Kai O’Kihei. That said, we offer our current guests the first opportunity to book the apartment for the same time period in the following year. To take advantage of this, please make your reservation for the following year during your stay.