|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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Come feel the spirit of Aloha in our Maui paradise!! Our 1 bedroom 1 bathroom walk-out condo has undergone a thorough renovation!
Building D, or, the 'Haleakala' building, is set back on the far east end of the Kihei Akahi property. This makes it the quietest of the 4 buildings, and the orientation of it allows the fragrant afternoon trade winds to cool the unit without ever having to turn on the air conditioning.
Inside we have a bathroom that has been made slightly larger by unifying the original 2-room design.
It has been completely redone with cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, 16 inch travertine, and accessorized in nickel finishes by Kohler and American Standard.
The kitchen footprint was widened and then visually opened up to the living room, granting us the unique ability to install a Blanco double basin granite sink. We are one of just a small handful of units at the Akahi to offer this--a small luxury one realizes only in its absence.
The spacious kitchen offers all the comforts and luxuries of home: high quality cabinetry, under cabinet and pendant lighting, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, garbeurator, coffee maker, grinder, blender, and every necessity one might need to piece together an exotic island meal.
Other amenities include a brand new washer and dryer, 2 ceiling fans, hair dryer, alarm clock, and a concrete-wall mounted personal safe.
But since no one comes to Maui to be inside, you are one sliding door from the springy grass, palm trees, plumerias, hibiscus and other exotic scents of the property gardens. Our lanai is wide open to all that Maui and the Kihei Akahi has to offer....just one sliding door from a relaxing tropical paradise.
We really fell in love with this unit because of the oversized feel of the lanai. Because you aren't contained by a railing, you enjoy a free, open, and truly one-with-the-island feel--which is what we really believe being on Maui is all about.
So, whether it's heading back and forth to the pool or BBQ, stretching out your legs during an outdoor meal, or, my personal favorite, simply walking barefoot in the lush grass beyond it, this lanai, and all that lies beyond it, is a big reason why we find such inner calm and peace being here. A few strides to Kamaole II and every sunset can be enjoyed with the sounds of the waves lapping on shore, and the soft sand underfoot.
So, beyond the sliding door, and just a brief walk through the lush Akahi garden, lies the soft sand and warm water of Kamaole II beach. For your outdoor use and enjoyment, we have provided colored beach towels, snorkel sets, boogie boards, Maui guide books, driving maps, hiking guides, beach chairs, coolers, reusable shopping bags, and ice packs.
Be it hiking, biking, snorkeling, shopping, golfing, playing tennis, swimming, sunbathing, or sightseeing....after a day experiencing what the island has to offer, you can come back to relax under the moonlight on the lanai, swim in the pool under the stars, sit down in front of our 42 inch LCD TV, or simply retire to the queen sized Sealy Posturepedic in the bedroom.
Maui isn't a place people only visit once. Come stay in our Kihei Akahi condo and fall in love with an island and a lifestyle that will have you dreaming of your next trip before you've even left.
Chris and Kristin were both born and raised in the prairies of Western Canada. We hold professional positions in Calgary and really hope to retire to Maui someday. After 3 consecutive trips to Maui, we got married on Po'olenalena Beach in 2011, and when we returned in 2012, it marked our first stay, not only as a married couple, but also owners of a beautiful condo in paradise.
Chris Yarish purchased this condo in 2012
Kristin and I have made 3 trips to Maui in the same number of years. Those trips always had us anchored in South Kihei, and we always felt at home there. South Kihei has always been consistent...lots of sun and almost no rain.
The Kihei Akahi property has everything we could ever want--pools, tennis, gas BBQ's, hospitable front desk service, grassy garden area, exotic scents in the air--all a stone's throw from the soft sand and blue-green Pacific Ocean.
We have learned that the true Maui experience comes from being within in it, not sitting above it. That's why we love the walk-out so much. The floral scents are richer, the wildlife more abundant, and the unfenced lanai gives you a sense of openness and freedom.
We love this south-west facing walk-out unit because there are palm trees to gaze up at, springy green grass to walk in, and you can use all the Akahi amenities without having to use the stairs or the elevator.
We are still shocked that we've never had to turn on the air conditioner. Please take advantage of the security screen door at the entrance and screen at the lanai to generate an environmentally friendly cooling system. The a/c is always there, but we have been pleasantly surprised with how effective the natural breeze can be.
***In addition to the reviews submitted through this website, immediately below you will see what other guests have written in our guest book***
Aloha! We have had an amazing stay and appreciate all of the little touches in your home to ensure we are well taken care of. We can't wait to come back! You seem to have a friendly one footed neighbor (a bird) that comes by the patio pecking at the window daily to greet us who is super friendly and talkative.
*Review taken from our guestbook 08/14*
Chris and Kristen have a great condo! The reviews speak for themselves. This is my wife's and I third trip to Maui and our third stay at the Kihei Akahi. This, however was our first stay in Chris's condo and it was just as described in past reviews, absolutely perfect. Chris's condo not only offers great rates but also all the amenities needed for a great day at the beach. During our recent stay we already booked our next stay at their condo in April!
The claim is that this is condo is in the best location within the complex. We've stayed in every building, on many of the 'desirable' floors, and in many of the 'best' units. I really do think that Chris and Kristin have exclusive rights to this claim. In all our travels in this complex, the location is a hands down winner. During our stay, we never heard a peep from anywhere, from anyone (no car sounds, people walking, people talking, elevators, suitcases being pulled, garbage being discarded, etc).
Being on the ground floor, tucked in the corner of the complex affords you all the privacy you'd want, without any sacrifice. We were close to the pool, the BBQ (which we used every night), the beach, and we just had the freedom to come and go as we please. We didn't have to take an elevator, walk around a building, or mess around with any of the inconveniences of the upper floors. We had to book our 2017 trip a year in advance because I think the secret is out - many Maui faithful may have found their second home.
Had a great time at Kihei Akahi! Lovely condo was clean and had all the fixings we could have asked. We even arrived a bit earlier than expected and Chris was able to arrange for an early check in without any problem :) All the beach goods and coolers were so handy. We had some unexpected visitors (on day two someone let themselves in to provide wastebasket bags/toilet paper/tidy up? and it happened to be just around our sleeping in time, so we hurriedly answered the door before being surprised in our unmentionables...they weren't expecting any guests so we presumed it was a schedule mishap?; on day 4 there was a scheduled dryer maintenance - a notice on the door two days prior gave adequate warning this time) but not necessarily worsening our experience. Would love to come back and stay again! Would definitely recommend!
This property was perfect. Clean and accessible. Chris was a breeze to work with! They have literally thought of everything you could ever want or need on vacation. My husband and I discovered that we love to play tennis on the courts at Kihei Akani and used the cooler and the beach chairs they provided. This property is seconds from the beach and a short walk from awesome food joints! Chris sent us some recommendations for food and activities and we were not disappointed. We would recommend eating at Coconuts for dinner (huge portions) and Kihei Cafe for breakfast. We also got some Huli Huli Chicken on South Kihei Rd. by a green church that was unforgettable and cheap! Snorkeling with turtles will be an experience I will never forget. We will be back!
Very clean, comfortable place with a great kitchen, nice bathroom, beautiful photos, lots of amenities. Highly recommended for those folks that are looking for a place to get away, but still feel a connection to home. It was a very peaceful place to spend two weeks! Thank you!!
We spent a week in Kehei for our honeymoon. All information was provided for us prior to our stay making checking in very easy. The location is within walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. The property was clean and had many extras that we took advantage of (boogie board, snorkel, cooler, ect). We will definitely stay here again when we return to Maui!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Upon receipt of $300 deposit, your dates and nightly rate are guaranteed.
Rates are based on double occupancy. Condo is only available to parties of 2.
Discounts available for stays longer than 14 days, excluding stays over Christmas, New Years and Spring Break.
Check in: 4pm Check out: 11am. Late check out available for 50% of nightly cost.
Owner is: RBOAA member. Tax compliant. Registered State of Hawaii small business: Tax ID#: W18377040-01
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.