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Panoramic Ocean View! Owner managed! D 514

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Sofa bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Kihei Akahi... across from Kamaole II Beach Park

VIEW: Panoramic 5th floor views of ocean and outer islands of Molokini, Kahoolawe, and Lanai enhanced by a full wall of ceiling to floor windows. Back door view to slopes of Haleakala. Canadian owned. Inquire about preferred exchange rate.

Sister condo to D 614. Vacation with friends and family. Please ask if your preferred dates seem to be taken. Private management allows for flexibility and personal service.

LANAI: New, bistro-style chairs for gorgeous view over lanai railing. Dine outside or watch the sunset from your lanai with a cool drink. Also club chairs and table for relaxing.

LOCATION: Condo is located on south end of 5th floor of preferred D building. Quiet unit away from foot traffic. Non-smoking unit. Smoking area available outdoors at north end of complex. Two elevators, Numbered parking space immediately adjacent to building.

NATURAL, COMFORTABLE COOLING: Unit is high up and gets both ocean breezes through lanai screens and mountain breezes through front door screen. Two ceiling fans circulate the fresh and fragrant air. No a/c for reasons of health. Roll Down Sun Shade on lanai allows the view but cools the lanai 10 degrees. A tropical paradise!

KITCHEN: Dishwasher/ Disposal, Microwave, Fridge with Ice Dispenser, Blender, Coffee Maker & French Press, Waffle Maker, Complete set of pots, pans, dishes, etc. Island cookbook for local dishes.

LIVING/DINING AREA: HDTV/DVD, iphone / ipod speaker, Binoculars to watch whales (in season), Ceiling fan, Current Guide books to Maui for touring, hiking and snorkeling.

BEDROOM: Queen size bed with 400 thread count linens and comfortable mattress with pillow top, ceiling fan, mirrored walls, Hula implements.

BEACH EQUIPMENT: New Tommy Bahama Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella with sand anchor, Plush Beach Towels, Beach Mats, Floats with air pump, Pool Noodles, Cooler, Boogie Boards & Skim board (use at your own risk).

AMENITIES: Free, High Speed, Wireless Internet, Free Local and Long Distance Calling to US and Canada,

ELECTRONIC KEYLESS ENTRY has been installed for your convenience and safety. No keys to worry about at the beach.

OTHER: Iron and Ironing board, new vacuum, brooms, etc. Maid service can be arranged.

ACTIVITY RESERVATION CENTER on the premise available to book tours, luaus, etc. On-island manager.

LOCATION: Kihei Akahi, one of Kihei's favorite vacation resort complexes, is on six and a half acres of beautiful lush tropical grounds, with two swimming pools, BBQ's, and a tennis court (rackets in office).

Kihei Akahi is across the street from Kamaole Beach Park II, a great beach for sunbathing, walking, swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding, and whale watching (in season), and within walking distance of several of Maui's most popular beaches. Steps away from several small shopping centers with a variety of shopping and dining options. Wailea and Makena are a short drive, with some of Maui's best golf courses and the 'Shops of Wailea'.

Keywords: Kihei Akahi, Ocean View, Condo

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About The Owner

We first set foot on Maui as young honeymooners. Too poor to rent a room, we hiked across Haleakala and camped. It was cold up there! Eventually we made it to a beach, Kamaole II in our Rent-A-Wreck. Lying on our beach mats, we looked back at the Kihei Akahi and dreamed of our own place one day. Fast forward 35 years, two careers and 3 kids later....

The Owner purchased this condo in 2011

Why The Owner chose Kihei

Hubby and I were dreaming of a sunny getaway to escape the rain for decades. Whenever we returned to Maui, it felt like home. When the Canadian dollar was strong, we took the plunge. We wanted friendly, walkable Kihei with an excellent beach. Nothing felt right until we entered D514 and saw that amazing view. It was love at first sight. But the Aloha was missing. So we gutted the place and renovated with Hawaiian ecology and culture in mind: bamboo cupboards, Hawaiian artwork, and mirrors to bring the outside in. A final touch was the conch shell to blow at sunset and the dried pineapple art box on the kitchen wall, a symbol of hospitality. Now we share our love of Maui and Kihei with guests near and far.

What makes this condo unique

Guests return year after year for the personalized and complete comforts of a 'second home'. Absolutely clean and stocked with everything you could need for a beach vacation. Just unpack, get some groceries and begin enjoying a setting with a real Aloha feeling.

Map

Car: recommended

Beach front yoga class 5 minute walk away. Weekly maid service available.

Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Security deposit refunded after unit is inspected/cleaned. Charges for excessive cleaning, lost or broken items/repairs. Photo & receipt provided.
  • Quiet hours are from 10pm to 8am. Please use a low voice on the lanai, the walkway and in the parking lot. Loud noises carry in the night air.
  • Please do not feed birds on the lanai. Their droppings are difficult to remove. Mahalo!
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed with Hawaiian quilt., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed with thick mattress in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
2 min walk from door to beautiful Kamaole Beach II with lifeguard. Safe cross walk to beach. Keyless entry lock with personal code so you never have to worry about losing your key. Beach chairs, beach mats, umbrella, boogie boards, skim board, sand toys, coolers, yoga mat No A/C due to risk of mold and allergens. Trade winds flow through, enhanced by ceiling fans in each room. A roll down lanai sun screen cools the lanai and condo by 10 degrees while preserving the sensational view.

Reviews

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Panoramic Ocean View! Owner managed! D 514
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
5

Spectacular view, clean, clutter free, modern kitchen and appliances, easy access and parking,

  • 5 of 5

Excellent, Diane Lane terrific to deal with, clean and modern which is important to me. I ensure that during my stay and upon leaving I leave the place just as clean as I found it. The condo was spacious, bright, breezy, modern. The bedroom is a little dark and tight. I normally sleep on King size bed so just had to

get used to queen size.. Fortunately all the mirrors in bedroom help to make it appear larger. The mirrors are also wonderful in the living areas for spaciousness and the view. I loved that the cupboards were not overflowing with dishes, utensils etc. We did eat out most of time preparing breakfast, some lunches.

Noise level is quite high as you hear conversations, car doors, condo doors, stairwell doors opening and closing, but all is good after quiet time in evening. Also, the view overlooking pool is nice in addition to spectacular view from lanai. Lots of beach equipment to use and great chairs, umbrella.

Living room ceiling fan not as powerful as the bedroom one so very nice to have smaller, tabletop fans to use.

Overall a wonderful unit to stay in and a very nice owner who communicates in a very timely manner. Thank you as this was our first experience renting a private unit and a very positive one. Also as a former owner in Kihei Akahi in building C, I have now had opportunity to experience Building D and it is well located for views on upper floors and back from street traffic and also generally less traffic from the complex. Grounds are well maintained, pools nice and great bbq’s. Occasionally it was difficult to get a lounge chair in upper pool area during afternoons.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special property indeed! From the moment we made our inquiry to the day we had to leave (a sad day it was!), our experience was memorable. The property owner, Diane, is terrific - she's professional, timely with communication via email and took the time to make sure we were settled and pleased with our accommodations upon our arrival. She made us feel like we were valued guests and not simply renters! Pride of ownership is evident here as this condo is beautifully appointed with some really nice touches such as quality Henckel knives as well as other kitchen gadgets and appliances, all in excellent working order and condition. Bamboo cabinets and a beautiful glass backsplash in the kitchen are only some of the really nice upgrades this condo provides. In addition, there is tile throughout to keep temperatures cool. There is no air conditioning in this unit but we didn't find we needed it as there are ample ceiling and table fans to keep the air circulating and there were often lovely breezes that blew through both the bedroom and from the lanai.

Beach chairs, towels, umbrella and coolers were all in excellent shape and very much appreciated for those early morning visits to the beach. Diane keeps a well stocked library of current books about Maui, including snorkel guides which we loved! Speaking of the beach, it's a short 5 minute walk to Kam II and we often drove less than 10 minutes to other great beaches further south.

The view from the lanai is beautiful. Being on the 5th floor is perfect for sunrise and sunset viewing and we made use of the bbqs near the pool on a regular basis so we could enjoy dinners on the lanai as often as possible. Speaking of the pool and bbq area - beautifully maintained and immaculately clean.

We found this unit very quiet - the only negative is sometimes people in the parking lot below could be heard late at night or very early in the morning, not realizing that voices carry to the bedrooms which back onto the parking lot side. A very small nuisance - we hated to close the windows because the sound of birds early in the morning was such a treat as was the breeze.

Thank you Diane for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful Maui home! Our experience couldn't have been better and we can hardly wait to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA
5

Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, the view is lovely when it's overcast, but spectacular when the sky clears! The condo has everything you need for a wonderful stay and a great location next to shops and a very short walk to the beach. There is no A/C but most of the time it cools comfortably with the breeze, just one day it was uncomfortable but it may be because of a big storm that was brewing, after that smooth sailing. For those light sleepers, the bedroom faces the parking lot five floors down, and there is a weird phenomenon where if your windows are open anyone talking in the parking lot below sounds like they are at the foot of your bed. The complex posts Quiet Time signs which I think people generally respect, it was pretty quiet most of the time. The coded door lock is super convenient! This place is perfect for a couple, it's very romantic. We had a toddler with us and I say save it for the older kids or a romantic couples stay, there are a lot of dangerous breakable things within arms reach and we had to be constantly vigilant, but the owner warned us about this. She is great, super helpful and gives a lot of useful information about the local area. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sarah, I'm so glad you had a good time and thank you for taking the time to write. You actually bring up issues that we have thought hard about. We prefer not to exclude families with small children so I am glad you managed ok with the advance notice that it is more of an "adult" condo. We decided not to install A/C because of the risk of mold. We do have 2 ceiling fans, 2 desk fans and as you experienced, we have a lovely cross breeze and can hear the ocean. You are right that the downside is hearing the occasional guest. Mahalo for your 5 stars and your recommendation! Hope to host you again sometime. Diane
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5

A perfect vacation condo!

  • 5 of 5

A three minute walk to the beach and a wonderful view from the lanai. Would absolutely come back again. Thanks for having us Diane!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights for our 1 year anniversary and it was amazing. The location was perfect, close to everything. The apartment itself was great and very clean. I would highly recommend this to anyone and look forward to coming back again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised. Beautiful views, across from Kam II beach. Unit had everything we needed - and then some! Owner very helpful and provides prompt and timely communications.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee <14 days $120
Refundable damage deposit $250
Booking fees $0
Tax Rate 14.42%

Canadian owner. Please inquire about preferred exchange rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.