About the property
- Condo750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom
A very private entry off South Kihei Rd. gives this unit unique seclusion and the ideal 2 minute walk to Keawakapu Beach. As a ground floor unit the lanai fronts on a perfectly manicured green belt, and looks out on the ocean to Molikini Crater and magnificent tropical sunsets. Enjoy the lanai's gas barbecue for private dinners with a sunset view, or take the short stroll to the large pool and pavilion to enjoy a social hour with friends or that evening walk on the beach.
23C is newly remodeled with Cherry cabinetry from DeWils, Corian countertops and sink, new tile floors, and appliances, updated Hawaii style furnishings, king bed in the master bedroom, and 2 full baths. Plantation louvered shutters and cieling fans regulate airflow naturally and the ground floor location insulates the interior from tropical sun. This unit does not have A/C.
Our location makes access to that morning swim in the ocean or walk on the beach an absolute pleasure. Visit snorkel sites to the south, peruse the hotel scene via the scenic coastal walk, shop at local area boutiques, enjoy upscale restaurants, play golf, tennis, or sunbathe on the beach. Everything is within easy reach at Wailea. Here is where one can come and truly relax in paradise.
Keywords: Newly remodeled kitchen, Designer furniture, lanai barbecue, view of Molikini, perfect couple's retreat.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Steve Dupuis is the current owner and son of the original purchasers of 23C, Harlan and Adele Dupuis. Harlan and Adele bought at Wailea on the recommendation of their best friends and neighbors in Orinda, CA. in November of 1976. Over the course of many years the Dupuis family developed a close network of friends and acquaintances who vacationed at Wailea and formed a corp of renters who returned to 23C year after year. Today, many of those same families and their friends still return to take advantage of this fabulous location. Steve and his wife Shelley continue to carry on the tradition of cultivating long term relations with the people who love to come back again and again to Wailea.
Owner purchased this Condo in 1976
Why Owner chose Wailea
Harlan Dupuis grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and was a sea scout and beach life guard as a young man. When WWII came along he was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Crescent City in the South Pacific. Selecting Wailea Ekahi was a perfectly natural choice for he and his wife given his years of living on and around the Pacific Ocean. As the parents passed that legacy on to their children, Steve and Shelley look forward to many years of enjoyment at Wailea.
What makes this Condo unique
As 23C is so close to both the large pool and the beach, morning and evening walks by the water are a daily regimen for us. It is not uncommon to grab snorkelling gear and walk south along the hotel pathway until just the right site comes along then in you go. Historically, Fourth of July puts one within walking distance of the most magnificent fireworks display right at the beach. Even a fancy restaurant at one of the local hotels is within walking distance. The peace and serenity at Wailea makes one hardly want to leave.
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We've been so lucky to have stayed in 23c for the past 2 weeks. The location of this condo is second to none and the spacious lanai is where we spent most of our time admiring the view. The condo is well equipped with everything you need and is very comfortable. It truly felt like our home away from home. The owner is very efficient and when one of the doors wasn't working properly he quickly arranged for a service call to rectify the problem. We would highly recommend this condo for its quiet location, it's comfort and the amazing views.
We thoroughly enjoyed the week we had on Maui at this condo, and would return in a minute! It had everything we needed, and the amenities and beach were fabulous too!
very close to beach and 3 pools. Well equipped kitchen. Beach chairs, umbrellas, water toys available to use
2 full bathrooms a plus.
King size bed very comfortable
Communication with owner excellent
We loved our stay at this condo! The bed was very comfortable. Lack of AC in the unit was no problem, as the fans and cross breeze kept us very comfortable and the nights were cool. The unit was very clean upon arrival and we were so grateful to have basic necessities (detergent, dish soap, toilet paper, etc.) provided. The view from the lanai is beautiful and we ate dinner on the lanai almost every night. We could walk to the pool and beach in under 5 minutes and every time we snorkeled at the beach we saw turtles. We would definitely stay here again!
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in this lovely unit ....
We spent 10 relaxing days in 23C, and enjoyed its close proximity to the beach. It was stocked with everything we needed for our daily "beach time", including towels, chairs, umbrella, insulated cooler and ice packs. It took only minutes to walk down to the pool area with gate access to the beach -- no need to load everything in the car and drive down. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained, and we spent quite a bit of time on the lanai, enjoying the view and the beautiful surroundings. We dined on the Lanai for all breakfasts and almost half of our lunches and dinners, taking in the beauty of the ocean. There were a couple of housekeeping requests that we made, and have every confidence that the owner will have them taken care of in short order, as the owner was very responsive and helpful. (His responses promoted this unit to a 5-star.)
A Little Piece of Heaven
We absolutely loved our 11-day stay here! Thank you so much to the Dupuis family for sharing their home! This unit had everything we needed to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing vacation. The grounds are so well kept and lovely and we were able to eat on the lanai every morning and enjoy the view of the ocean and sounds of the birds, and it took literally less than two minutes to walk down the path to the main pool or gate to the beach. (Unfortunately, we were not aware that the main pool would be closed for maintenance for 7 days until we arrived, but we did get to enjoy it the first few days of our stay.) We also had a small pool within walking distance from the unit and did take advantage of it most afternoons; it was just a little disappointing since it did not have the spectacular view like the main pool. The beach was so beautiful and we so enjoyed our morning walks and the sunsets every night! It was especially nice that beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and a cooler were provided for our use throughout our stay, so we never had to pay extra to rent any of those items. Every restaurant we tried served delicious food and several worth mentioning are Kihei Caffe, Fat Daddy's, Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant, Bubba Gump's, and Lahaina Pizza Company. When we return someday to Maui, we hope to stay here again and will definitely recommend it to friends and family!
Guests have access to poolside barbecue and entertainment facility with covered kitchen, poolside/oceanside seating, freshwater shower, beach access to magnificent one and a half mile long Keawakapu Beach
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In an effort to allow our guests the benefit of a comfortable stay with best possible accommodations we have initiated a policy of at least one full day between guest arrivals and departures to allow our cleaners adequate time to fulfill their responsibilities of thorough cleaning and evaluation of the unit's condition.