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Wailea Beaches,Green Renovated Condo,Ocean/Lawn Views,A/c,also check out #509234

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 10 nights


Wailea-Makena Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, Ocean and Mountain views (Sleeps 4)

We really accept most inquiries, but didn't book through VRBO. Now we must book through VRBO in order to get visibility on their site. To enjoy our GORGEOUS OCEAN VIEW, from our upscale, VERY GREEN, very sound proof, 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath Condo, just a 4 minute walk to the nicest Beach on Maui, Keawakapu just book it here! Also check out our newest condo right next door, Annie's Place #509234

Take a nap or read a book looking out on lawn, woods, and ocean as the living room patio doors 12ft x 8ft open a grand 8ft x 8ft onto the lanai and lawn. This is our dream home we have named 'Honu Place', and it will become yours.

The condo is appointed comfortably and tastefully with travertine floor throughout, granite counters in both the kitchen and bathrooms, and local artists work adorn the walls. 'Green' Columbia Cabinets and solid pine doors were used to keep the unit 'off-gas' free, along with other green products to furnish and renovate our condo. New sound master windows, soundboard dry wall, and pine extra thick 4 panel interiors doors provide a quiet environment.


Enjoy cooking on a brand new stainless steel induction range, washing dishes gazing out at the ocean, preparing your vegetables on granite counters with plenty of light, and clean up is so easy with the ultra quiet Bosch dishwasher. You will find just about everything you need whether you want to cook or just go out, as the area is filled with many wonderful restaurants.


Relax on one of the ergonomic chairs listening to the Sony surround sound using your own iPod, play some cards on the Hawaiiana Ratan Dining Set, browse through our DVD library and select a 3D Blu-Ray, look through the many HDTV cable stations, or watch Free Prime Time On Demand to enjoy on the 55' LED LG TV. And any of these activities will feel like you are outdoors, as the new stacking patio doors open up the wall to 8 ft x 8 ft. of outside living among the tropical birds and plants..


Fall into our Organic Essentia 100% Latex Memory Foam Mattress with no off-gassing. Google it to learn more.

Two extra long twins make a western king, firmly connected and made up with King sheets and bedding, you will be very comfortable. By request the beds can be separated and made up with separate linens as well.

Before falling asleep, watch the 42' LED LG TV with HDTV cable, or you can access your Netflix or Hulu accounts, along with access to Youtube, Pandora, and more.


And during the night, just walk into the half bath in the small master suite rather than leaving the bedroom. We are one of the only two units in Keawakapu that has a 1/2 bathroom which is very convenient.


Either sit down and put your feet up on the super comfortable Ekornes ergonomic chair or sit at the desk while you take out your laptop to do some work, catch up with email, or print directions to a local restaurant. If you prefer a larger screen, just connect to the 26' Samsung LED HDMI monitor/ TV and Cable. And if you need to make it a bedroom, just open up the Queen Size Organic Essentia (totally Green, no petro chemicals at all) Murphy Bed which is housed in a gorgeous cherry and woven bamboo motiff.


When you are in a hurry to make that dinner reservation after beaching it, 2 of you can fit comfortably in our newly designed shower. Grohe shower heads on both sides maximize the efficiency for those who would like to share.


Keawakapu Beach is very much OLD HAWAII. Rent a kayak or go swimming across the street, or walk to the south along the beach for 3 miles passing a mile of private multi-million dollar homes, then stroll on a path at the ocean cliffs and beaches passing some of the nicest hotels on the island. Walk north to find Kamaole 1 Beach and fronting our building is a nature preserve and the Kihei Boat Launch where boats leave for snorkle tours and more. There are many shops and restaurants in Wailea and Kihei which are literally a few minutes in each direction. This area is also warmer and less rainy than other locations on Maui, and less windy than North Kihei.

Please note:

There is one flight of stairs to the front door although the lanai is on the ground floor at the lawn.

This is a NO SMOKING building. Sorry we do not have an elevator or a pool.

Keywords: Condominium,Maui Beach Condo, Keawakapu Beach, Kamaole 3 Beach, Wailea Beach, Best Maui Beach, South Kihei, Green Apartment, Steps to the Beach, Renovated

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Susan Fraenkel-Cattell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Susan Fraenkel-Cattell

Rick is in the computer industry, and Susie retired from Health Care Research when our 3rd child was born 21 years ago. Rick enjoys windsurfing, and both of us love walking the beaches, snorkeling, and the nature of Maui. With Rick still working, we can't spend all of our time on Maui, so we will be renting out our place approximately 6-8 months a year. After a total demolition and renovation, we want to share with you an apartment which is clean, mold free, green, and stocked to the fullest for a very comfortable stay!

Susan Fraenkel-Cattell purchased this condo in 2011

Why Susan Fraenkel-Cattell chose Hawaii

We have been traveling to the Hawaiian Islands for 27 years visiting Rick's parents living on Oahu. During this time we always visited the Keawakapu area of Maui, and it became our favorite place in the world. Finally, May 2011, we closed escrow, purchasing our Maui dream home, Honu Place! August 2011 we demolished the entire apartment to its bones. Susie has managed and coordinated the entire project creating a space that we think you will love as much as we do.

What makes this condo unique

This is a very unusual condo building for this area. It was built in the 70's to house the contractors building a very large resort up the hill. Only 16 units, twelve 2 bedroom, 2 one bedroom, and 2 studio apartments make up this complex. Because of its small intimate size and woodsy surroundings, it feels very private and secluded.It has a large lawn, woods, and a bamboo grove. The views are lovely with palms, mango, and a sweet ocean view above the trees creates old Hawaiiana. It is quiet, off the beaten path yet just minutes to many stores and restaurants, and the best part, just a 4 minute walk to the nicest beaches on Maui. Rick and I enjoy a walk daily either south, for a 6 mile round trip walk on the beaches, or to the north along the nature preserve and Kamaole Beach Park 1. Often we grab a cup of coffee at the lovely 5 Palms or Sorentos on the beach, or walk to the Four Seasons for one of their fresh fruit smoothies. Other days, we take our snorkels with us for a morning snorkel at Keawakapu or walk to Ulua for variety. Snorkeling is wonderful at these or many other beaches. When the waves are good, a little boogie boarding (supplied in unit) is great fun too. Besides some people who kite and windsurf in Kihei, it is only a 20 minute drive to Kanaha Bay, world renown windsurfing and kiting spot with nearby rentals. In the evening we enjoy the many bars and restaurants with good live music just a couple of minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After spending 6 months of demolishing, renovating, and decorating our beloved apartment, all I can say is"I am in love".I am as happy as I had imagined,even happier walking 4 minutes to Keawakapu Beach. Some days I don't want to leave my comfortable home with it's open air Living Room, and relaxing sunset view. It is so easy and convenient to prepare meals here, and Eskimo Candy (local fish market) is so close.We are central to everything,yet feels so remote,I can't wait to stay forever!
Jan 2012
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Wailea Beaches,Green Renovated Condo,Ocean/Lawn Views,A/c,also check out #509234
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Amazing Maui Memories at Honu Place

  • 5 of 5

Honu Place was a dream come true ... so comfortable, beautifully appointed, and convenient for all our outdoor adventures & dining choices up & down Kihei road. We had a car, but it was fun getting plenty of exercise while enjoying the beautiful scenery nearby. It's amazing how well the owners (Susie & Rick) seem to know what we needed, making it easy to rest, relax, and have everything at our fingertips, i.e. top grade appliances, tote bags, coolers, beach equipment, towels, & toys, sunscreen, hair dryers, drying rack, flashlight, etc. etc.! For entertainment, the 3-D TV was a bonus, even though we didn't watch much TV - who could, when the gorgeous outdoors called to us each & every day?! The laundry (2 sets of W/D) is shared with other units, but it was just down the stairway & always available - very easy. Now that we're home, our fond memories bring us joy, laughter, and many, many awesome photos of a very special 2 weeks in paradise. Thank you, Susie & Rick!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Judy. Hope to see you soon again. Aloha, Susie
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Austin, TX

Wonderful Stay in Beautiful South Maui Condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first trip to Hawaii for my husband and I and we had such a wonderful stay at Honu Place. Everything was modern, updated, and clean and the location was absolutely perfect. We were able to walk along the shoreline at night all the way to fancy Wailea for drinks. If we didn't want to walk as far, there were lovely bars, restaurants, shops, and beaches just a few min away. I loved that the condo complex was quiet, but still not far from civilization. I will miss waking up to the sound of roosters crowing, off in the distance.

There were a ton of amenities provided such as snorkel gear, boogie boards, a cooler, folding chairs, beach towels, etc, which was a wonderful convenience. The kitchen was fully stocked and we enjoyed being able to whip up a few meals when we were too tired to go out. It felt like we got to enjoy the luxury and convenience of a fancy hotel, but without the price tag. I can't say enough good things about this condo. I highly recommend and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, for some reason, I just saw it. Thank you so much, Susie
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Great property, very convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Susie's place is wonderful, and cozy. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Maui!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Vandana!!!!
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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania

Beautifully renovated condo ~ great attention to vacation details

  • 5 of 5

Aloha!! We stayed at Honu Place for 14 days. It was all the comforts of home in a condo we could have asked for. Much care, love & aloha spirit here. It was the perfect fit for our family of 4 ~ 2 teenage boys, hubby & myself. The grounds are gorgeous. It's very peaceful. The beach (quite a few) are walking distance. Resestaurants & shops are also walking distance. Much effort is made in ensuring a most comfortable stay. The condo has everything a visitor coming a long way could need. Also, exquisite taste in everything. Mahalo!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lisa, we are so so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon!!
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Aloha heaven

  • 5 of 5

Working with Susan to rent their Honu place was a delight. From the first interaction, she gave us a friendly welcome to Hawaii, letting us know what was available in the condo and sharing her favorite things to do in Kihei. The place is lovely, and just a short walk from the *best* beach in Kihei. An incredible find! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

We love Honu Place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Honu Place and we LOVE it! Susie has thought of everything in this beautifully renovated and comfortably furnished condo. We cooked most of our meals on this visit, which was very easy to do with such a nice kitchen - we had all the tools we could possibly need. The location is perfect for us - close enough to stores and restaurants in Kihei to be convenient, but quieter and more private than the typical rental condos right in town. Last time, we spent more time touring the rest of the island, but this visit, we spent most mornings on walks on the beach and around the bird sanctuary across the street and afternoons in the water snorkeling and body surfing. The beach is just a 5 min. walk away, and if you're willing to walk a little further, you can often have much of the beach to yourself. At the end of the day, we love sitting on the lanai and watching the sun set. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stand up paddle boarding, rent paddle boards, bikes, and more at Keawakapu Beach or many of the nearby hotels and venders.


Rates & Availability

Wailea-Makena Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
last minute sale
Oct 30 2016 - Nov 9 2016
5 night minimum stay
December last minute Sale
Dec 6 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 25 2016
10 night minimum stay
New Years Week Sale
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan and February
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Spring Breaks
Apr 1 2017 - May 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Spring Low Season
May 15 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee/linen setup $170
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.4%

Cleaning fee is $170 for double occupancy.
Inquire regarding discounts many discounts, AAA, seniors, teachers, and others.
All rentals are required to collect Hawaii Transient Accommodation and Sales Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Wailea-Makena Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) There are two extra long twins in the Master Bed Room, connected together solidly to configure a Western king. It is very comfortable used in this way. 'Essentia' is the only truly petroleum free memory foam in the world. Both linens for the king and twins are available., Twin or Single Beds (1) 'See King Bed Features', Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The Lazy Boy couch in the Living Room converts to a coil spring/ air mattress Queen bed. The linens are available upon request., Murphy Beds (1) This QUEEN Organic Latex Essentia mattress is installed in the Murphy Bed, and is easily raised and lowered for anyone to access. It is also the same comfort as if it was on a standard bed frame.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Printer, Induction range,55' Living Room LED TV,46' Master Bed Room LED TV, Shared coin operated washer and dryer just 20 steps from the unit.

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