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Gorgeous 2 bdrm 2 bth condo with spectacular ocean views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa Bed, 2 Baths

Check out our photos, check out our reviews, now here’s the highlights:

• One king bed, one queen bed, and one queen pullout

• Unique layout: Very few condos in Hawaii, in this price range, are constructed with so much frontage facing the ocean. Both the master bedroom and the living room directly face the ocean. (depicted in the building layout drawing) When you first walk into our condo, you’ll see what we mean! Large, bright, airy.

• Larger than average two-bedroom unit ~ 1000 sq ft.

• You choose: A gentle breeze using the ceiling fans in every room along with the ocean breeze, or the cooling of our quiet A/C systems for those extra warm days and nights.

• If there is something our kitchen is missing – tell us – we’ll likely buy it. (No one has had to tell us anything yet!)

• The street can be noisy. That’s why we replaced the entire glass at the front of the condo with double paned, tinted windows and slider doors. And just wait till you try those doors – two fingers opens those gliding doors!

• No matter what age you are, you need a good sleep after a day of surfing, snorkeling, shopping. We have wonderfully comfortable beds, and great pillows – not those hard ones that start to look like a stale loaf of bread.

• It’s nice to not worry about driving if you choose to have some wine with dinner. We are a short walking distance from many award winning restaurants and lounges.

• We have a keyless entry - no need to worry about sharing keys (or losing keys!).

Why choose this condo?

• We are very proud of our property. We are dedicated to giving you the best experience. We, the owners, personally stay in this condo at least twice a year for our Maui vacations. And because we like the best, you’ll get the best.

• Have you ever walked into a vacation property and wondered how the photos online made it look so much better? That’s because photos can fabricate the truth, (those wide angle lens!) and photos don’t tell the story about the dreaded “tired” condo. Our tenants often tell us how well our photos represent the real beauty, cleanliness and space of our unit.

• Everyone fits on the double wide lanai, so everyone can enjoy the spectacular sunsets each evening. The sunset picture you see in the photos was taken with an average camera by an average photographer (me!) and no photo-shopping.

• Call us – we can give you more information and set your mind at ease about our condo, our rates, any questions you might have.

• Consistently in the top 10 of 63 lodgings in Kihei.

• In accordance with Hawaii state laws, we have an on-island representative. That rep is not our local taxi driver, it’s not our cleaner, it’s not the guy from down the street at the local Starbucks, it’s a large reputable vacation management company called Rentals Maui. They have the staff and experience to handle any problems that may arise during your stay. And they very rarely have to be called, because we pay close attention to all the details of our condo.

• And our cleaners? They are second to none. After they have done their magic, we have a second set of eyes going through our condo (our Vacation Management company), so nothing is missed!

• There will be no surprises – when we send you a quote, everything is there - what you see in our reservation document is what it will cost. There are NO hidden fees.

• Got a few too many people in your party? We have a 1 bedroom on the 4th floor.

• And finally, and most important, we keep our knives sharp.

I could go on about the marble countertops and free wi-fi, smart TV where you can stream your Netflix, free long distance, beautiful towels, comfy beach chairs, coolers for the beach, lovely bamboo flooring, bbqs by the pool for grilling, amazing park across the street, surf lessons and rentals across the street, bicycle rentals on the first floor of the condo, but I won’t.

So here’s the administrative stuff:

• Our calendar is always up-to-date, so please click on the Calendar tab above, to see our availability.

• PLEASE NOTE: We can accommodate any length of stay, but if your stay is less than 7 days, it must fit quite snugly between, or at the end or beginning of existing bookings.

NOTE: Due to the prevalence of allergies, we ask guests to refrain from using perfumes or colognes. Thank you for observing this!

• Go ahead and use the GET AN INSTANT QUOTE button.

• If you wish to pay with a credit card, we accept all major credit cards.

Tax License # W-36104735-01

More Details

Patty Shepherd
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Patty Shepherd

Aloha from Keith and Patty! We came to Maui to search for an island retreat; somewhere where we would love to vacation in comfort and affordability. We are from Canada, on Vancouver Island, so we understand exactly what a beautiful island is. When we walked into unit 501, we were astonished by the view and the brightness of the condo. After carefully looking at other listings all over Maui, we came to the conclusion that this condo, in this area, had it all! Welcome to our home away from home. Our goal is to present to you, the vacationer, every comfort of home while you are on holidays and as such, we have outfitted our unit with everything required, so that when you come back home, you don’t need “a vacation from your vacation”. Enjoy!

Patty Shepherd purchased this condo in 2012

Why Patty Shepherd chose Kihei

Why do we love Island Surf? Here is a short list of the many attractions:

We have stayed for two weeks without needing a rental car.

We can walk to all restaurants, pubs and shopping. (one of our favourites: Sensai Sushi - yum!)

We can walk across and down the street to swim, snorkel, surf and sunbath.

A dip in the pool is so refreshing after a day of eating, shopping and sunning!

Even if a day goes by that I don't dip my toe in the ocean, I can see it from just about everywhere in the condo.

Sitting on the lanai with a glass of wine in the evening, at sunset, is unparalleled. The sunsets (we saw the green flash!) are amazing, and photos barely do it justice. When we leave, we can't wait to get back.

What makes this condo unique

One of our favourite things about our unit is the bright, open, airy concept. Whether we are preparing appies in the kitchen, or waking up from a restful sleep, we can still see the ocean. There is something so calming and relaxing to know that the oceans is seconds across the street from us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were so very thankful to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year at such a lovely condo, with a great location and even better hospitality. We wanted to thank you for opening up your home to our family. It created a beautiful experience and many wonderful memories. For being in Maui for the first time this was the perfect place to be. Thank you so very much and we hope to enjoy the view again.
Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
12.5 Miles
Kahului Airport (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Dog and Duck Pub
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Elleair Maui Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Piilani Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Three's Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
The Cove
Car: not necessary

Across the street is the famous Kalama Beach Park, with an activity for everyone in the family. Tennis and volley ball courts (both lighted at night), roller hockey, horseshoes, 3 basketball courts, and a huge skate park with a half pipe. Right next to the skate park is a large kid's playground. You can take your early morning stroll through the park and watch as the sunrise hits Molokini Crater across the water. Sports events, outdoor concerts and festivals are part of the park's attraction.

Three minutes down the road is Maui’s favorite night spot, Kihei Kalama Village. Locally nicknamed “The Triangle”, this location boasts multiple nightspots and restaurants, including the Dog and Duck Irish pub, and award winning Three’s Bar and Grill. There a number of family friendly venues that are easy on the budget, such as South Shore Tiki Lounge, voted year after year as the “Best Local Pizza and Place to Dance. “


Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • In order to receive a refund, cancellation is required 90 days or more prior to arrival date. We will retain a $100 cancellation fee.
  • Your reservation ONLY reflects the # of guests listed in your booking. Incorrect guest accounts may result in cancellation of your reservation.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed
    Living Room - Queen sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 1 - King Bed in Master Bedroom
  • Also: one Childs bed available on request
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Gorgeous 2 bdrm 2 bth condo with spectacular ocean views
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 49 reviews

Beautiful Condo, Beautiful Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful tastefully decorated condo! Such a great location close to the beach, shopping, restaurants, grocery stores etc. Very clean and organized. There is a double lanai so it is very comfortable to sit outside and enjoy the breath taking sunsets. We had a rental car to visit other beaches, shopping and to do a tour but everything you need for a great vacation is within walking distance. We found the condo to be very quiet when the doors were closed, and it was easy to keep the condo comfortable with the air conditioning as it was quite hot when we were there. I would definitely recommend this condo and give it a 10/10 for sure!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patti, thank you for those kind words. Glad to see you're able to make use of the fans and the air conditioning during those particularly hot days. Yes I think those double pane windows are really helping to keep out any traffic noise in the evenings. When are you planning your next trip out to the beautiful island of Maui?
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Great view; convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

This property has an amazing view...with windows stretching across the living room/ dining area into the master bedroom. It's nice to be in the common area looking out at the water or laying in bed and still have a great view.

The location is very convenient. There is a beach across the road and it's walking distance to many restaurants and markets. Parking spot also available for your rental car.

We found this condo well stocked - had everything we could need in a kitchen. We were very happy to use the beach towels, tommy Bahama beach chairs and coolers for our trips to the beach. The condo is also equipped with Air Conditioning - which is a huge bonus!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda, thank you for your kind words. I agree - A/C a must on those particularly warm days! Hope you can get back to Maui again and enjoy our lovely spot across from the ocean!
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This is a great condo

  • 5 of 5

View of the ocean from a double lanai. Location is perfect for beach, food, and activities. Clean and updated. Patty is terrific to work with. Been two years and coming a third. Love this condo.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Steve. Our condo will be waiting for you again next year!
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terrific accommodations the foundation for a great stay on mau'i!

  • 5 of 5

wonderful to walk into a place and instantly know you've picked a winner! that is how we felt from the moment we entered Island Surf 501; we could not be more pleased with our accommodations, the condo is perfect.

we LOVE your decor, the place is beautifully appointed with comfortable furniture (we loved the use of wood and your bamboo flooring). since the condo is so spacious, there is plenty of room to move around. we ate most meals at home simply because it was so easy (the kitchen is well equipped) and we enjoyed the option of dining on the lanai --staring at the ocean-- or in the dining room -- staring at the ocean. we felt so relaxed and 100% at home that some days we simply did not want to leave the condo: everything we needed was right there.

with all the comforts of home, PLUS the killer ocean view, it was easy to leisurely do our "chores" --place a few dishes in the dishwasher, a few towels in the washing machine-- to keep our retreat neat and tidy. watching sunsets ON the ocean --from your huge lanais (off the living room and bedroom, both with nice, comfortable chairs)-- was so peaceful... on a few occasions, we even saw the "green flash" when the sun disappeared, dipping below the horizon.

i have to mention the decorative, sliding bamboo shades for the lanais. they are to die for, i want them, and plan to find them for our places here on kaua'i. great being shielded from the outside while seeing the breathtaking view beyond.

when we forced ourselves to leave the condo, we enjoyed walks through the park, and your proximity to so many interesting shops and restaurants. we prefer your kihei location over ka'anapali (where we used to stay).

thank you for such a safe, pleasant, restful environment. the condo was spotless; we both slept comfortably (i am a light sleeper); and we had beautiful surroundings inside and out. what more can you ask for?

one aside: we treated ourselves to mama's fish house. pricey, no question, but we still believe restaurants of that caliber are VERY few and far between -- in the state of hawai'i OR elsewhere. we had not been there in many years so were pleased to discover the restaurant is still a treasure.

again, mahalo nui for sharing your home with us, Patty. we enjoyed everything about our visit and won't stay away from mau'i for very long. knowing we can count on such a comfortable place to get away to gives us the perfect reason to return really soon. we both loved it! aloha, --d&G

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Denise, we were so pleased to host you! It's always lovely to have a fellow condo owner stay at our place. We're probably the hardest to please! So thank you for your lovely comments, and please do come to Maui again.
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Such a Great Choice!

  • 5 of 5

This two bedroom two bathroom condo really feels like home. It is air conditioned and has an amazing view of the ocean. The beds are very comfortable and the lanai is large. It includes everything you need and is conveniently situated close to shopping and fun without being in the heart of touristy resorts. Kalama Park, right across the street, is a great place for a morning or evening run or walk. It is very peaceful and relaxing. The owner is personable and helpful. I will definitely try to stay here again when I come back to this beautiful island.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leah, we were pleased to host you and your mum at our condo. Glad to hear that you found our beds comfortable - we definitely feel that a good night's sleep is vital to a great vacation! Do come back to visit us again.
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Perfect for Kiwi family

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, nicely appointed and clean condo with great ocean and sunset views through the palm trees. Patty, the owner is really helpful and professional. The local managers were also quick to help. Kitchen was well supplied. Good selection of shops, eateries and bars nearby and Kihei Cove is the main learner surf spot on Maui and works in the summer, usually with small, mellow but fun waves. With the surf schools all operating there it's VERY crowded but still friendly and waves for everyone. We saw turtles every time we went out. We got a good deal on week-rental from the Surf Shack in the bottom of the building. I was concerned it would be horrible crossing the busy road to get to the beach but the drivers are generally really considerate on the Ped Xings. The parking was very convenient too. Things to be aware of, in Trade Wind season the North-Easter hammers past the building affecting the pool and BBQ area but we still had quick swims in the evenings. There is no-where (yet) to store surfboards if you bring your own and you wouldn't want to leave them in or on your car. Thanks Patty for making your condo available.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rob and family! I am very pleased that you enjoyed your time at our condo. It's great to hear when folks make use of the fabulous beach cove across the street for their surfing and paddle boarding - perfect place for beginner to intermediate surfers. Yes those trade winds can get wild, but most days they are manageable and provide that great breeze through the condo. Hopefully you can manage another trip to Maui in the future!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

***PLEASE NOTE: our cancellation policy is provided with every quote. IGNORE VRBO'S "OWNER CANCELLATION POLICY" AS WRITTEN BELOW****

There are no minimum stays if the rental fits between existing bookings.
Cleaning fee is $150.
Hawaii State taxes add: 13.42%
PayPal fee add 2.9%
Base Rates = lowest seasonal rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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