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Cozy Ground Floor Condo at Kihei Akahi C-108

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 675 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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. The living area features a sleeper sofa with a custom made thick mattress and a Lazy-boy recliner. The end tables and coffee table are custom designed pieces from a local furniture store. 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.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Kathy Russell
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

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 Maui

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! We had a blast and loved your condo.... watching the whales everyday was quite the experience! I think the thing that completely sold me was that apartment size washer and dryer. Go to the beach, drop the towel and swim suits in, wash, dry, go again! You have the nicest place and have thought of everything to make a vacation easy! We will definitely want to go again sometime!
Jan 2014
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Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large marble shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) Very comfortable solid mahogany platform bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
No shocking activity fees. Registration fee of $15 and $105 check out cleaning fee

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Ground Floor Condo at Kihei Akahi C-108
average rating of 4.548387 based on 33 reviews
5

The location is very good! Walking to beach, we liked the condo (kitchen, washer/dryer, shower...)

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hawaii - it's still expensive

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely perfect apartment and position

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This was a very accommodating condo with an amazing location right next to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I enjoyed the location and amenities of this condo. Kathy was also extremely accommodating and nice to deal with. The condo was the perfect size for the two of us, and having a equipped kitchen was a bonus. The beach gear and towels were awesome as the beach was just a 2 min walk from the condo building! We spent most of our time in the water snorkelling and boogie boarding. The condo was not too far from a few shops, but we drove to get groceries etc. Overall we had an amazing experience. We will definitely be coming back to Kathy's condo in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice place, close to beach and many great places to eat with in walking distance

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice place. Bed is just right with plenty of space to unpack and unwind. Kitchen has lots of conveniences and in a safe area. Pools and grounds were very well kept up. Loved that it had it own washer and dryer in the unit. It does not have air conditioning but the fans kept it comfortable. I would suggest you consider adding an air conditioner to the unit. Beach supplies were great. Had a wonderful time and would stay again.

thanks,

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here and we loved it! So close to the ocean and in walking distance of restaurants shaved ice massages. Would definitely stay here again!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Kahului
Nearest Barpub
Next to the resort
Nearest Restaurant
Next to the resort
Nearest Beach
Kamaole II
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

registration $15
Check out cleaning fee $105

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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