About the property
- Condo675 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
My condo at Kihei Akahi C-108 is not just a vacation rental, it is my second home. I personally visit several times a year to make sure it is properly prepared for your enjoyment. One of Kihei's best beaches is located across the street from this tastefully decorated condominium. After a day on the beach relaxing in your beach chair, return in the evening for a spectacular sunset.
Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and beautifully landscaped gardens of Kihei Akahi from the private lanai. Palm trees growing next to the lanai gently sway in the tropical breeze.
Shopping and numerous restaurants are within walking distance. Furnishings have been carefully selected from a local furniture store to make your stay a pleasant one. A well-planned, fully-equipped kitchen will make cooking seem effortless. Relax at night in a very comfortable, queen-size, solid mahogany platform bed with a Tempur-pedic mattress topper. Tropical style windows let in 100% of the tropical breeze. Ceiling fans and a Dyson tower fan are available to cool the condominium. I chose not to install an air conditioner since it releases carbon which contributes to global warming. A fabricated marble shower was made by a local designer in Haiku. The entire condo has new flooring. Is it wood or is it tile? There are always changes being made to the condo to improve the decor. This is a must see condo.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Kathy Russell
I purchased my condo in Maui several years ago because of my love of the ocean. The beach across the street is convenient and has some of the best snorkeling. I have been snorkeling in several exotic places, but Hawaii is my favorite. My hobby is photography and I took all the photos of the various Hawaiian islands that displayed throughout the condo. A visit to Maui is refreshing any time of the year, but I really enjoy escaping our winter and spring blizzards in Denver, Colorado.
Kathy Russell purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Kathy Russell chose Kihei
I chose to buy at Kihei Akahi because it was recommended to me as a great resort. I enjoy the variety of people who reside at and visit Kihei Akahi. It is conveniently located across the street from the beach. My unit is located away from the noise of Kihei Road. I love the southern part of Maui because the people are friendly and it is close to shopping, Wailea and Makena beaches.
What makes this Condo unique
My most memorable time at my condo is eating breakfast out on the lanai and watching the turtle doves. I love my kitchen with it's many small appliances. I have enjoyed furnishing my condo with items I have collected from Denver and hand carried in my luggage. Decorating my condo and designing the kitchen have been challenging and fun for me. Solid wood furniture made from bamboo and mahogany create a tropical atmosphere. I am constantly thinking of more decorating ideas and will be adding more to the unit. My daughter is an interior designer and has given me lots of ideas. I have struggled with the idea of installing air conditioning and have decided not to. I am trying to be environmentally friendly. Fans and open windows keep it cool.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
It was clean and roomy and the location was perfect.
My Neice and I stayed for 4 nights and found the location a comfortable base for exploring Maui. It was clean and had everything we needed to cook meals for ourselves and head to the beach, which was a 2 minute walk away.
Great location, but not stocked well
The location was awesome! And the layout was great. Only complaint was that the condo had minimal daily essentials for Hawaii. There was no cooler, honestly we come to Hawaii 2x a year and have never stayed in a unit with no cooler. No can opener or other basis kitchen item. Plates weren’t not microwave friendly which is a big inconvenience when traveling.
The condo was clean except one cockroach we killed our first night there (which is to be expected in Hawaii).
If having a separate tv in the bedroom is important to you there isn’t one. There is also no AC which on the days the trade winds were blowing it wasn’t a problem but the couple of days with no wind it was uncomfortable.
There are only 4 bath towels and beach towels so we were constantly washing towels. If you have kids there are no beach toys.
If you don’t mind a minimally stock condo it is a great condo at fair price. But if these things are important to you, you might want to stay somewhere else.
Cozy and clean
The unit was a perfect home base for our Maui stay!
The location is very good! Walking to beach, we liked the condo (kitchen, washer/dryer, shower...)
Kathy was very responsive and listened to what we had to say. If I could say one opportunity, that would be: make sure the towels/wash cloth bleached every time. Maybe we were just unlucky this time, they were yellowish, fortunately we usually bring our own towels for travel.
Hawaii - it's still expensive
I booked this place mostly due to the value for money and location. There is no escaping the fact that Maui is expensive. If you want to:
- Save money on accommodations
- Plan to be out and about
- Plan to cook some meals (potentially, breakfast and snacks)
- Don't NEED A/C
This is the spot for you. This place is clean, central, and affordable. The kitchen is pretty good, and the place has a bunch of coolers and ice packs to take along with you to the beach. Also the place is a lot bigger than the pictures seem.
The only "complaints" is that the place is a bit dark and the front desk people were a bit strange. We were attending a wedding and the iron in the unit was not working, we went to the front desk to ask if there was one we could borrow - she didn't really try and problem solve rather "wanted to call the owner to see if she could mail one?". (Kind of defeats the point)
I would not say this is a 5-Star property, but definitely 5-Star for the price point. I'd for sure come back.
Absolutely perfect apartment and position
We were 4 adults staying in Kathy's apartment. It had all the appliances one needs and was more than big enough for us. We had a rental car and there was a parking bay allocated to us in the apartment complex. It's about a 15-20 minute drive from the airport. I love the decor in the apartment some of which was hand made by local crafts people.
There are 2 swimming pools with BBQ facilities. The apartment is directly across the road from a very long beach with a Life Guard tower. The magnificent sunsets drew large crowds of people. There are plenty of eateries and shops nearby and public buses appear to run regularly.
Thank you Kathy for allowing us to stay there.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Nightly rate includes 13.25% Hawaii taxes and cleaning fee. First payment of $100 is a nonrefundable deposit to hold the reservation. Final payment is nonrefundable, but may be applied to another reservation date. If reservation is less than 30 days prior to check in full payment is due at time of booking. Rates are negotiable for returning guests and reservations for 2 weeks or more. Hawaii tax #s TA & GE-082-010-7264-01