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Heaven on Earth, 180 degree OCEAN Views/Private Swimming POOL, Close to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Private 1/2 Acre Property close to beach option 1B/1B or 2B/2B.

Comfort, Ease, Quality, Carefree, Private, Relaxing, Heaven on Earth.

Maui County Permit Number BBKM2014/0004, TA-113-220-6080-01

Please ask for the reduced rate to reserve the MauiJOY Guest Suite 1B/1B with private pool MAHALO.

Enjoy the privacy of a home and the ammenities of a hotel in The MauiJOY Villa.

YES, We are now fully air-conditioned for our northern guests.

Located on a half an acre of land, adjacent to thousands of undeveloped acres and above the hustle and bustle of the resorts of Wailea, including The Four Seasons, The Grand Wailea with many great restaurants nearby. The MauiJOY Villa has a 180 degree ocean view, views of three islands, with a large private swimming pool.

This is the perfect private spa getaway as only ONE party can reserve this property at a time, so when you reserve the MauiJOY Villa, you will have the privacy of the pool to yourselves. (The pool can be completely enclosed with a removable security fence for toddlers).

If you option for the two large Bedrooms, each is equipped with king sized very comfortable bed with premium linens.

Each bedroom has light and sound blocking curtains too in case the birds are too loud for you. The second master bath, with granite counter top, jacuzzi tub, also has a walk-in tiled shower accommodated for senior.

(We can add a single futon or baby Travel Evanflo Deluxe Suite Koi that can be used as a crib or rolling play penin either of the bedrooms.)

Both bedrooms have tropical garden views with cool breezes that come in from the top of Haleakala (The islands dormant volcano that rises above Maui at 10,023 ft.)

There are beautiful ocean views from the living area and dining/kitchen areas.

Everything you need to enjoy a stress free vacation is here, from your morning smoothie using the latest Vitamixer, the large barbecue, dishes, premium linens, luxury bathrobes, beach chairs/towels, free wifi internet and free movies using our Netflix and Amazon Prime.

The Kitchenette/TV/Sitting room has a large refrigerator, a washer /dryer and 40' Smart Flat Screen TV and is located off pool side for your convience while using the barbecue.

The MauiJOY Villa has been a favorite spa retreat for two couples to share and families with three children. The kids love the pool! Our favorite massage therapist will bring her table and you can get a relaxing massage poolside or beneath the mango tree in the lower gardens.

The MauiJOY Villa has breathtaking views of the ocean and night skies. Lush tropical landscaping affords property privacy. The lower garden, also with ocean views, is a perfect meditation or yoga spot, and there are also various organic fruit trees including Mango, Papaya, Guava, Strawberry Guava, Tangerines, Oranges and Passion fruit vines for your morning smoothies.

We have water for the deer so each evening and early morning you may even be quiet enough to get close to them. There are at least 15 love birds that visit our feeder along with finch, sparrow, and two species of cardinals, to name a few. If you enjoy bird watching, this is a good spot for that too. In fact, love birds who fly freely in our gardens may even stop to say 'aloha'.

Sit by your private pool and watch the whales play from December to May. You can actually watch them from the lanai (we have binoculars, however you may want to bring your own) and the activity can be seen from here.

New Year's eve is spectacular with views of the resort fireworks as well.

Many house guest have called this 'Heaven on Earth' and we are so grateful to be here on

Maui No Ka Oi.

We, (MauiJOY and staff), invite you to spend your time with us to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy our sanctuary.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, a little portuguese and some spanish...
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About MauiJOY

Aloha Guests,

After flying around the world, staying in first class hotels, teaching first class service for American Airlines and being in the customer service industry for 28 years, The MauiJOY Villa received 100% unanimous approval vote at a Public Hearing in front of the Maui Planning Commission. I am looking forward to extending the Island of Maui's 'Aloha' to you.

I am MauiJOY because I live on Maui and have been called 'JOY' in many of the Happiness classes I have taken. I am MauiJOY on backgammon sites as it is one of my favorite games to play. I am MauiJOY on Facebook and Twitter too.

I am the owner and State of Hawaii licensed broker of my own small company in real estate called, International Real Estate Services, LLC.

Traveling on my own, I have gone around the world visiting many places including Japan, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, (Burma), Nepal, Myanmar, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, South America, Europe and South America. So much to see and do yet Maui is my home sweet home and I would love to share it with you.

MauiJOY purchased this house in 1994

Why MauiJOY chose Kihei

I purchased this home because of it's ocean views and location away from everything yet close enough to get to it all (Resorts, golf, restaurants, shopping including the best beaches in the world in about 3 minutes by car.)

The views are probably the best in the area as the location is on the edge of the neighborhood with thousands of acres of vacant land adjacent to the lower gardens.

It's quiet, with peaceful tranquility and neighbors who are use to this peace and quiet and Maui County noise ordinances are very strict. No noise after 9PM to 8AM.

What makes this house unique

Would you like to pamper yourselves with a private chef, massages poolside, aromatherapy, 10-day detoxing, private consierge services? Happy to arrange for a private boat (whale watch), concert tickets and will do our best to help to create the vacation you have painted in your mind and heart.

You may not want to leave the MauiJOY Villa as the large swimming pool overlooks the vast ocean from the West Maui Mountains, across to the island of Lana'i, Molokini Crater, Kahoolawe and up to Haleakala.

There are few street lights in this area providing the most amazing views of the vast night sky. The views of the Milky Way are brilliant! I use my I-Pad night sky app as we can see and learn so much about our universe.

The full moon reflecting in the pool provides romantic lighting while the fragrant flowers fill the air with their perfume. Yes, this is paradise and it can be yours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Teri,

So sorry that we wanted to give five stars but I clicked on the wrong star instead. I don't know how to correct it even though HomeAway said we could.

We love The MauiJOY Villa and found you to be available when we needed and yet we had a lot of privacy! We will return!

Thanks again for the wonderful stay!
May 2016
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Car: necessary


Kihei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • MauiJOY Villa jacuzzi bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Add oils/flowers and it's the perfect place for aromatherapy
    Hana Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , The view from the commode and bathtub is of Molokini Crater.
  • The MauiJOY Villa consists of two bathrooms. One is adjoining the Hana Suite with a tub/shower. The other bathroom is a very large room with jacuzzi tub, walk in shower with senior grab-bars, and granite counter sink area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Kumulani King bedroom - 1 king , Across hall to bath with jacuzzi tub and walk in shower.
    Hana Suite King Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Connected to a private bath and a sitting/TV room.
  • The bedrooms are very large with king beds and there is a sofabed couch & futon queen sized bed in TV/living room. Relax and read a book on a twin bed/couch on the ocean view lanai complete with mosquito netting. The bedrooms are large enough for a roll away cot. We have recently purchased a travel EvenFlo Baby Suite Deluxe Koi for babies and toddlers. We also have a futon for those who prefer.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
My intention is to provide a place of peace and tranquility. My ideal guest would be one who enjoys the little touches of 'Aloha' along with a desire to relax, rejuvenate and rejoice in life. Optional services for fee may be a shopping service to stock your refrigerator for you, a private chef who can cook a special dinner for two for that special occasion or a chef when needed. Having completed the 10-day Detox diet, cooking service upon request. We believe in the planet and being as “green” as possible. We recycle and are as organic as possible. I prefer to use non-chemical ingredients in sprays/cleaning supplies and most importantly the garden of fruit trees is not sprayed with any chemicals. My goal is to have everyone who leaves MauiJOY Villa, happier and healthier than when they arrived by extending the warmest alohas to you, your friends & family. E Komo Mai ( Come in, Welcome My home is open to you) Me ka aloha pumehana, With kindest regards, Teri aka MauiJOY


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Heaven on Earth, 180 degree OCEAN Views/Private Swimming POOL, Close to beach
average rating of 4.793103 based on 30 reviews

Privacy, Beauty, Clean, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Our friends were getting married at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea and although we love the resort, we wanted to stay a little longer and found this wonderful 2B/2B place with an outstanding view and lots of privacy. It took just a few minutes drive to join our friends and then had a small barbecue with them poolside here.

Lovely woman who owns it took great care to see that we had everything we could possibly need. I would give this 10 stars!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Nui Loa <---Thank you so very much for this great review! The MauiJOY Villa is here for families, honeymooners, single travelers, those who are celebrating their special events who want to explore the island of Maui and it's cultural treasures. Your interest in the Hawaiian culture is what it is all about here in Hawaii. To catch a local hula show at the Kaahumanu center or trek some of the ancient trails was inspiring to witness. Love your enthusiasm from zip-lining to surf lessons and just relaxing around the pool. That is what vacations are about. So happy you were able to celebrate your friends wedding here too! Love to have you return, MauiJOY Teri
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Manzanita, Oregon

Fabulous Vacation Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Maui Joy and loved every minute. Teri has made this space a very comfortable home away from home and we look forward to staying here again. We enjoyed the clothing optional option and were very comfortable. Teri was never intrusive but always quick to respond to texts if we needed her. She was also very respectful of our privacy and let us know if anyone was going to be cleaning the pool, working in the yard, etc. It was a wonderful and relaxing stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your wonderful review! I am so happy that you were able to enjoy your time here while actually working and going to meetings at the nearby Grand Wailea Resort. You both have such positive attidudes that added to the JOY here. Looking forward to your next visit. Mahalo Nui Loa, ( Thank you very much) MauiJOY Teri
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Nice & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our two boys (9 & 12) stayed for a week at the MauiJoy. It was just like the pictures advertised. It had all the amenities of home which was a really nice touch. Our kids loved the pool and having their own TV area for the evenings. We loved waking up every morning to the sounds of the birds while sitting out on the lanai enjoying some Maui coffee. It was just what we needed. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha & Mahalo (Thank you) to you and the family who seem to play from the minute you arrived. You were all so full of JOY and ready to have a great time here. I loved that the boys enjoyed the lower gardens too and were able to see the deer that come to the property and most of all that they had their first experiences learning to surf and all were able to stand up. My heart goes out to you as the adoption goes forward, you are a loving and beautiful family. Remember that Teto wants to return! I am looking forward to it. Warmest Alohas, MauiJOY Teri
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Toledo, Ohio

Great property / Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My two teenagers and I rented one bedroom for a five-day stay. We loved it. My son slept outside on the patio one night under a mosquito net and on the futon couch in the living room on other nights. Was plenty of room for all our stuff in the large bedroom. The pool was perfect and the view of the ocean fabulous. My daughter would have been happy to never leave the pool. The house was clean and well cared for. Teri went out of her way to get us anything we needed, and was very helpful in terms of helping plan our stay. We followed up on her suggestions several times and we were never disappointed. This was the second week of our Hawaii vacation -- the first week was on the Big Island and the second on Maui. Our primary interest was snorkeling and exploring the various beaches, which we did daily. The house is very close to many terrific beaches. We sat outside at the table by the pool daily for all our meals. We used the grill and the hotplate inside to cook at home several evenings. There wasn't much cooking space inside but it all worked out and we managed just fine. Teri provided fresh fruit, some from the trees in her yard, which was great and some cold drinks on our arrival. We LOVED the many birds on the property, some of which Teri raised as babies. We had a late departure and she was very accommodating of the change. Teri does live in the house, which was a first for us, and just something people should know. In our other vacation rentals, the owners were not on the property. It was never a problem and she was very respectful of our space. We'd go back in a minute...and are hoping to do so in a couple of years.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your wonderful review of the MauiJOY Guest Suite that is located at the far back area of The MauiJOY Villa enjoying privacy and thousands of undeveloped acres to yourselves. It was wonderful to have you here too! It was great to see mom with her two children enjoying the island, snorkeling and excited about the days adventures. The views from the pool area is spectacular and I'm happy that you made good use of your time here to enjoy relaxing and fun time together. Love birds in shades of blue, green, yellow, gray/peach, turquoise make this their home since I became their mama, rescuing them after their nests fell from uphill neighbors trees. The hot weather provided the perfect opportunity to sleep outdoors too if you wanted. Recently installed Air-conditioning split system/ very quiet Mitshubishi units are in each room. The County of Maui's rule is that the owner must live on property so no matter where you go, there will be an owner or manager on property with very few exceptions. I do try to be available yet not in anyone's way and feel that it seems to work out perfectly as the rental is away from the street and the living areas all focus on the private pool and quiet back gardens with amazing ocean views while I am at the front part of the property away from the rental. I look forward to your next visit. Mahalo Nui Loa, MauiJOY Teri
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Very nice house with a great location and outstanding view of the Pacific and nearby islands

  • 5 of 5

My family and I, including four grandchildren, were blessed to stay at MauiJOY and on the island of Maui for a full month. Sounds outrageous but believe me we needed the time away. I'm happy to say that MauiJOY provided us with all the comforts of home and more. Our month on the island was simply fantastic, thanks in part to the hospitality and warmth showed us by Miss Teri, the owner. The house is just minutes away from some of the best beaches, restaurants and shopping on Maui. If your idea of a getaway is simply to sit back and admire the view, then have at it. That's what my wife and I did on several days during our trip while the rest of the family went swimming in the Pacific or in the pool at the house. Miss Teri does an excellent job of providing assistance and advice and she has a wonderful personality so you'll enjoy getting to know her. The neighborhood is quiet so it's great for walking and/or running. No downsides, only upsides here. I'm glad we made the choice to stay at MauiJOY. We have the best memories to share for a lifetime. Mahalo, Miss Teri, and blessings for the future. Hope to see you again sometime.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What JOY you all brought to the MauiJOY Villa! Loved finding the special chairs for the little ones to have their pow-wows and to create their own special place beneath the netting. You are such an active family with so much going on! I am so happy to have observed you making use of the toddler safety fencing around the pool too. One month did not seem very long at all! So happy to have had you here and hope you will return someday soon. Warmest Alohas, Teri aka MauiJOY
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Edmond, Oklahoma

Amazing vacation and property!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect location for an amazing Maui vacation! I rented the Maui Joy with my wife, sister and brother-in-law for one week. The attention to detail that Teri provided was amazing. She was so very thoughtful in preparing for our arrival and for providing the best tips on how to enjoy our visit. Without Teri's assistance, we would not have been able to see or experience as much of Maui as we were able to do.

The property was fantastic from both a location and comfort perspective. We had several early morning starts in order to enjoy our activities (Haleakala, Road to Hana and snorkeling) and it was such a relief to come back to a quiet area where we could enjoy the lush surroundings and our own private pool. The added benefit of hearing the local birds nearby just added to the calmness.

The bedrooms were large with very comfortable beds. The two kitchen areas (guest villa and main kitchen) had all the amenities needed to sustain us during the week. We also utilized the grill for having a cookout one evening. Basically, we had all the conveniences of being at home in the middle of this island paradise!

Finally, Teri was as available as we needed her to be. We so appreciated the effort that she put into making our stay as perfect as possible. We will definitely plan a return trip and highly recommend this property! Thanks, Teri!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The four of you made me laugh so much! It was a JOY to have you here! I'm so happy that you all enjoyed your stay. It was wonderful to have brother and wife and sister and husband here to all play and have fun in life. It was great to get to know you all and play jokes on you know who! LOL As you mentioned you were up early and enjoying what Maui has to offer. I'm sorry that I didn't see you very much however I loved that we did all get together at the 5 Palms for an Anniversary Happy Hour! I loved hearing of your adventures of hiking in the crater at Haleakala and the mix up about the bamboo forest was amazing! You went into unknown territory, had a ball while doing so. Good that you are all so fit that you could enjoy the adventures. Thank you again for the lovely review, it makes me feel so good when people really appreciate what we have to offer here. I'm looking forward to meeting the rest of the family and to see you all soon. Hopefully I won't be speeding along the interstate in Oklahoma anytime soon! LOL HUGS n HULAS, Teri
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.42%

Permit BBKM2014/0004. GET/TAT TA-113-220-6080-01 Hawaii licensed. Owner is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Hawaii and the owner of both The MauiJOY Villa and International Real Estate Services, LLC.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.