|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Aloha! We offer clean, comfortable, yet affordable, accommodations for up to two guests who prefer to spend more of their time (and money) enjoying the sights of Maui than on lavish resorts.
Great location. One bedroom studio in the heart of Kihei. We offer a clean two room studio. There is a coffee maker, mini refrigerator, toaster, and microwave, WiFi, TV with basic channels, and BluRay DVD. Two beach chairs and four beach towels, fluffy white towels, hand towels and wash cloths, and hair dryer are provided for guests as well as a copy of Maui Revealed.
A magnificent ocean front sunset awaits you just across the street every evening, with well lighted ocean front pathways at Kalama Park and the Cove. Watch the surfers, stand up paddle boarders, kayaking on acres of well maintaned open spaces. Play tennis, volleyball, skateboarding, catch, (3 baseball fields) or just hang out on the lawn. There is even a skating rink where you can rent skates, pavilions and BBQ's.
A short drive to the south puts you in the heart of Wailea with upscale dining, shopping and more wonderful, world class beaches. You can also catch the Maui Bus.
Island Surf houses many great businesses. You can rent bicycles, get a manicure, spa treatment, or tattoo, book a scuba dive, rent surf boards, or eat a great plate lunch all without never leaving the building. It is within walking distance to Maui's awesome beaches, shops, restaurants, and surfing.
The Island Surf is well maintained. There is a beautiful, solar heated pool and BBQ area on the second floor. Every year the whales migrate from Alaska to the Hawaiian Islands to give birth to their young. The Lobby has two elevators. The parking is free. The building is handicapped and wheelchair accessible (may have limitations). No Smoking is allowing in unit. No surfboards allowed in unit.
I came to Maui in 1970 and knew I did not have to look any further. I fell in love with Maui and moved here. We brought our unit at the Island Surf because of the awesome location and convenience. You are right in the heart of Kihei and if you want to go diving or take surf lessons the location does not get any better.
Ligia Davila purchased this condo in 1996
You are located in the center of tourist attractions: you can walk to restaurants, grab a shaved ice, or stop and have a bite to eat, and people watch, at one of the sidewalk cafes. The Solar Heated Pool is located on the second floor with a newly remodeled BBQ area. Kalama Park is an Ocean Front Park across the street that has a walkway along the ocean, covered Picnic Areas, a skating rink, children's park, volley ball, & horse shoe.
You are located on the main street in the center of Kihei's tourist attractions. On the First Floor you can sign up for surfing lessons, and for all your scuba diving needs the Maui Dream Dive Shop. Eat local grinds at Johnson's Deli, enjoy the Juice and Smoothie Bar or Joy's: who caters to a healthy life style. There is also a postal service, real estate office, and & nail salon.
The Island Surf is well maintained. The Lobby has just been remodeled and there are two elevators. The building is handicapped and wheelchair accessible (may have limitations). No Smoking or Surfboards are allowed in unit. WiFi included. Free Parking for one car.
Pros: Location; close to beaches, shops and restaurants. Great beginner surf and cheap board rentals across the road.Clean, comfortable place to sleep. Condo came equipped with beach chairs, boogie boards and a cooler bag. Building is older but very well maintained with a friendly aloha vibe from locals. If you want to spend your time and money on exploring Maui, this is an ideal spot!
Cons: pretty small, suits a couple or a single but that would be about it. No kitchenette; but there is a BBQ at the pool and all the cutlery, plates etc. Also as mentioned lots of reasonably priced food options nearby. Try South Maui Fish Co. food truck located in the parking lot behind the 76 gas station for some mind blowing Ahi Poke and fish tacos. Mahalo for the awesome place, we will be back!
I don't think we will ever find a more caring host. The owner is such a gem and truly will go above and beyond to ensure you enjoy your island stay, do not hesitate to let her know if you need anything at all. I requested some small dish cloths and the next day we had a cute baggy of new dish cloths with ribbon hanging on the door.
The location was great, close to several outside markets, great restaurants (I loved the food at Sansei Seafood restaurant) and the feel of Kehei is very safe and relaxed. The room is on the backside of the building, and the lot next to the Island Surf is undeveloped, so it's a really nice jungley view with local wildlife roaming/flying around. It had everything we needed to enjoy a very relaxing vacation in paradise.
We recently (Nov 2016) stayed at this unit within the Island Surf building, and loved it! From the start, the owner was very helpful and accommodating, and continued to be so right through our rental. The unit was perfect for what we were there for - exploring the island and not hanging around in the condo. It was well equipped with a fridge, toaster, coffee maker, and dishes so that we could make our own meals when necessary, and it was generously pre-stocked with some coffee for the machine as well as a beautiful bottle of wine upon arrival!
The supplied beach chairs were also something that we found extremely useful, as well as a mini styrofoam cooler.
The air conditioning unit was very much appreciated and wasn't distracting from sleeping at night - the neighborhood birds and roosters were louder! :)
The condo was situated directly across the street from the beach, and we walked it every morning with our coffees. A beautiful bonus! It was also situated amongst great restaurants and coffee shops which made our local dining a pleasure.
We enjoyed an extremely pleasurable trip in large part to our stay at the Island Surf, and we would recommend it to anyone embarking on a similar adventure in Maui!
The Island Surf was a perfect home base for our stay in Maui. Conveniently located across the street from a park and down the street from great restaurants. The parking was easily accessible and we had no problems with the condo management. This unit has AC! which is a big deal on Maui since most places don't. Ligia provided towels, beach chairs and a wonderful guidebook to Maui which was our faithful companion the whole time we were there. Overall, if you are looking for a no-frills, convenient place to stay I recommend Island Surf.
If you are looking for a great location on a budget on Maui, you've found it. My wife and I had only 3 days to enjoy the island and neither of us are the big, fancy resort type. So we wanted something close to a beach where we could go out all day and come back to relax for the night. Very clean. The owner was intent in making our stay as worry free and enjoyable as possible. We had a rental car but probably didn't need one as everything from beaches to restaurants to grocery stores were all within walking distance. We'll be repeat customers if we ever make it back to Maui.
We loved our staying at this place. Owner of this very cozy and very affordable studio was so caring and nice. Always willing to help if we need to. She cares about the guest so much! Studio is few steps away from nice beach and close to all other awesome sightseeing.also offers small pool and grill. Owner provides beach towels and chairs. Which we find very helpful.
very easy access everywhere. We had the best time on Maui. I will be happy to stay again if I ever come back to Maui.
The Island Surf Studio is located in the heart of Kihei. You can walk across the street to the beach, your favorite sidewalk café, restaurant, grocery store, and there are plenty of places to go shopping. Across the street is the ocean front Kalama Beach Park featuring a skate park, Gazebos, BBQ’s, tennis courts, badminton, fishing,. surfing and paddle boarding.
On the first floor of the Island Surf you, sign up for surfing lessons or rent a paddle board and snorkeling equipment. The Maui Dreams Dive Co has all your scuba diving needs. You can rent bicycles, there are two restaurants, (Joy’s wonderful healthy food, or Johnson’s local grinds), an office for postal services, nail salon, and a real estate office right in the building! On the second floor there is a private solar heated pool and BBQ area for the guests of the Island Surf.
FYI: We have never yet had to keep a security deposit. All our guests have been wonderful. If the studio is left in good condition I will be delighted to return deposit. .
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|