|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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).
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!
My husband and I were in Hawaii for our honeymoon a few weeks ago, and we had a great experience staying at Ellen's condo in Kihei! The listing was exactly as described - the apartment was clean, beautifully decorated, and had everything we needed. The overall location was perfect as well, with a beautiful view of the ocean and the ability to get around the island easily. I definitely recommend this condo to anyone who is looking for a living accommodation away from the resort area, but central enough to visit any part of Maui. Overall, we had an excellent trip and will consider staying at the condo again the next time we are in town :)
Thanks to Ellen for sharing this beautiful property. It had everything we needed to enjoy our holiday. Perfect location close to the best beach, shopping and restaurants. It was super clean, well stocked, comfy beds and the most incredible view. Sunsets were breathtaking from this condo. It made a special holiday even more special and we will for sure be back. Your prompt reply to my emails was so appreciated. We will be back for sure. Miss it already. Arlene, Len and Jen
This was the perfect place for us ( 4 adults). Plenty of room and air conditioning so it was comfortable the entire time we were there. Close to the beach, grocery store, restaurants, and shops. My son and daughter-in-law were ready to go back as soon as we left
Two and a half weeks before we arrive on the island and pressure was on to find a place for my partner and I. What I had in mind was exactly this place. Centrally located and within walking distance from bars, grocery store, and beach, but still feel like you're away from it all. Reasonably priced specially for having two bedrooms (king size bed on the 1st floor, queen size bed on the loft) and two full baths (shower on 1st floor, bathtub on loft)
Description of listing is accurate and Ellen and her assistant on the island were very responsive and easy to contact. Property is clean and well-maintained including outside the condo (building 1 area which only applied to our reservation). They thought of all our needs and amenities and included them. Truly a home away from home from making home cooked meals, BBQs, beach days, and even just lounging indoors for those just in case rainy days.
We came mid October and it did get pretty warm inside. Our secret to keeping inside cool? Closed all windows and curtains before leaving for the day. Upon arrival turned on ceiling fan on the loft, 1st floor bedroom, and main room to get the hot air circulating and opened the sliding door. Then after an hour or so I turned on the main wall AC and portable AC in the 1st floor bedroom to get cool air, turned off all the ceiling fans, and closed the 1st floor bedroom to trap the cold air just in time before we go to bed and set the timer. I'm an earlier riser, so at around 6:00 in the morning, I opened the sliding door to let the cool breeze come in and enjoy my morning coffee.
My only suggestion to the owners would be to get a couch that would be comfortable to sit in rather than trying to have extra accommodation for additional guest. It was uncomfortably hot sitting on a sagging couch trying to watch TV. Other than that, would definitely recommend this place and we would come back again for sure.
The condo had everything we needed. Was quiet with a perfect view.mwould stay again. The condo has beach chairs and is a 2 minute walk to Charlie beach. Love it, thanks.
Had a great time. Would recommend to anyone going to Kihei.
I can't say enough about how responsive Ellen has been to all our questions and concerns. She replied to every inquiry right away, and was very flexible and understanding of our needs.
The unit was very clean and accommodating, with lots of little extras like beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach towels. The complex itself is very quiet, a good place for those who are looking for a calm vacation. There is a mix of vacationers and full-time residents, and the management attempts to meet the needs of all.
The beach is literally across the street, and we snorkeled there several times and saw sea turtles up close. The north part of the beach offers some shade.
We had a great vacation and enjoyed our time at Maui Vista.
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!
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.
Repeat customers receive a discount!