About the property
- Condo850 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
2 BR/2 BA, Private 2-Story, Top Floor, Ocean View #1402 at Charley Young Beach
** We have a few days open in December! Only $249/night!
Come share our dream home!
This condo is not an investment property, we live in this condo part time. We chose this condo for its location right across from Charley Young Beach (next to Kama'ole 1), our favorite Maui beach. Our condo has an ocean view from our lanai, living room and kitchen. Charley Young Beach is directly across the street.
Our condo (#1402) is on the top (4th) floor in building #1 and is one of the biggest and nicest units in the Maui Vista complex. Since it's in the first building, it provides the best ocean and pool view in the complex, as well as plenty of privacy since the condo is located near the end cap. Enjoy the sunset from the Lanai balcony before you take a soak in our romantic Jacuzzi tub. The condo is air conditioned, has all the usual amenities, PLUS free Internet, free Hawaii, mainland and Canadian phone calls and more (see details). Includes a new flat panel TV, xBox 360 with 2 controllers, iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee maker, custom artwork, as well as a new queen sleeper couch, new bar-height lanai furniture and Tommy Bahama beach chairs! In May 2014 we remodeled the kitchen - all new granite counter tops, new stainless range, sink and dishwasher!
We chose a Kihei location because Kihei gets more sun than most of Maui (some parts of Maui can be quite wet!). Kihei is also centrally located, making it easy to take a quick trip to Lahaina (west side) or the North shore (which is great for sports... one of the reasons we are on Maui). Kahului (where the airport is) is only 15-20 minutes away. This is also where you would start your trip to Hana if you want to explore the wilder east side of the island. Or of course, just stay in Kihei and enjoy all its amenities. Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, golf courses, and more, are all within walking distance. And the beach is directly across the street - only a 2 minute walk away!
We believe being fully booked is more important than maximizing our rates, so our rates are priced slightly lower than other condos of the same caliber. We have a lot of repeat guests who absolutely love our condo - just read our reviews! :)
Are you looking for a nice one bedroom? The other unit we own is on the second floor (#1219). You can check it out here on VRBO - it's property #507896.
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- Apr 22, 2018
About Ellen Whitney
Aloha! We are Markus and Ellen, the owners of the condo you are considering. We live on Maui part time, and we split our time between Maui, Houston, and Austria (near the city of Salzburg right smack dab in the middle of the Alps). I know: It's a tough life, but someone has to do it ;-) But it's not all fun and games of course. We are business owners who happen to be lucky enough to be able to work from anywhere there is internet. The good news is we travel - a lot! The bad news is we always bring work with us, but we love it! Our core business revolves around custom software development. We specialize in consulting, custom software development, training, conferences, and more. We also publish one of the leading software developer magazines (CODE Magazine).
Ellen Whitney purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Ellen Whitney chose Kihei
When we bought our condo, we first and foremost looked for a great location. We wanted something that provided the “tropical island feeling”. We wanted to be near or on a beach, and not just any beach, but on a beach we really liked and felt at home at. We also wanted a nice location that would provide access to the things we liked, and we wanted a location that would give us easy access to other cool locations, such as the North Shore and Lahaina. We wanted grocery stores, restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance. We wanted a great location that we could bring our friends to. With all that, it quickly became clear we wanted to be in the southern part of Kihei, near our favorite beach on the island - Charley Young Beach (the north end of Kama'ole 1).
What makes this Condo unique
Our favorite Maui beach is directly across the street, less than 100 yards away. We have tons of restaurants, bars and shops, including a grocery store, within walking distance. Other Maui attractions (such as the North Shore, which we visit a lot, or Lahaina, and many others) are not far, since Kihei is centrally located. The airport is nearby. Kihei is also sunnier than other parts of Maui - it actually rains a lot in some parts of Maui!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fantastic family vacation!
We stayed in the condo for 10 days and had a fantastic vacation. The condo was exactly as pictured and the view was amazing! It was the perfect amount of space for my husband and I and our 2 boys (ages 11 and 9). The condo is also in a perfect location - so close to beach and close to walk to restaurants/stores. The beach was beautiful and having all the beach gear made it so perfect! Ellen was so easy to work with and she answered all of our questions quickly! This was our fist experience using HomeAway and I would definitely do it again! Already dreaming of our next Maui vacation! :)
Sounds like you had an awesome time! I'm so glad you loved our condo and it was a good match for your family! Hope you will be able to visit again soon.
Nice and Close
Overall nice place. Far away from everything but the beach. Wonderful tub.
I'm glad you enjoyed our place. I'm curious - when you say "far away from everything", not sure what you mean? There are countless restaurants and shopping in Kihei and Wailea, within one or two miles of the condo. Or do you mean within walking distance? Yes, no matter where you stay on Maui, I always recommend people rent a car here since the whole island is quite spread out.
Great location, accommodating hosts, ample room, nice lanai
Enjoyed our stay here. Loved the central location and easy beach access across the street for strolls on the beach, swimming and snorkeling. Close to restaurants and easy access to highway for excursions around the island. Condo was comfortable for our family of 4. Ellen was very helpful and accommodating.
I'm so glad you and your family loved our condo and found it comfortable. I love our location! It's really convenient and Charley Young beach is one of my favorites!
Hope you will visit again soon!
Missing Maui already
Great property for a family stay. Right across the street from the ocean and overlooking the pool! Plenty of things to do with in walking distance of the property. The owner is very responsive and kind - deals with concerns immediately. One thing I would recommend to the owner is to secure the a/c vent in the bedroom properly. Every time there was a wind it blew back into the apartment leaving a 4" x 2 foot hole in the window (a perfect entry for rodents or insects) - although we did not see any in this apartment thank goodness. A family member stayed in the same building (different apartment) and had a bunch of mini ants every where but we didn't see one bug in ours. It was a great stay and perfect for my family of 5. Highly recommend this property. Thanks so much! Hopefully be back again soon.
Thank you for the great review!! I'm always so happy when someone enjoys our place! :) Elvira and I work very hard to make sure every guest has a 5-star experience.
We'll have someone take a look at the AC vent - thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Hope to see you again soon!
Property is in a great location! Within walking distance to shops and beaches
Great first time to Kihei! Property is wonderful. Condo could use some upgraded kitchen utensils. Some of the beach stuff (chairs and umbrella) were in rough shape. Overall I would recommend this property to family and friends!
Aloha Meghan -
I'm so glad you loved our condo and the location!
Thanks for letting us know about the worn items. I'll send you an email to discuss - I definitely want to replace anything that needs it.
Clean, great location, just as pictured!
Ellen was a great host! Very responsive to emails, friendly, and organied. I couldn’t ask for a smoother stay. The location is very convenient with lots of food places and stores nearby (check out lava java and Kihei cafe), You cross the street and you’re at the beach :) we felt right at home! Thanks Ellen! We will be back :)
I'm SO SO HAPPY that you had a great stay! :)
Hope we will see you again soon!
Maui is one of the best locations for all kinds of outdoor activities. Tons to do for every interest! You can be as active or as relaxed as you want to be. Be sure to take a drive - you will be surprised at the varied landscapes Maui has to offer - from beaches to desert to mountains to lush rainforests, it's all here!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. HI Tax ID #: W18394398-01 A one-time cleaning fee of $150 per stay is added to the total.