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Ellen Whitney

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german

Deluxe Ocean View, Romantic Jacuzzi, a/c, Steps Away to World Class Beach $107!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Kihei Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 BR/2 BA, Private 2-Story, Top Floor, Ocean View #1402 at Charley Young Beach

We still have a few days open in Sept, and I want to book them! :) We are offering a great deal if you are interested! Only $107/night in Sept for 2 bedroom, Ocean view!!

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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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ellen Whitney (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german

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 Maui

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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 :)

-Sarah
May 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)
Deluxe Ocean View, Romantic Jacuzzi, a/c, Steps Away to World Class Beach $107!
average rating of 4.612903 based on 35 reviews
5

You can't beat the location. We wouldn't change a thing.

  • 5 of 5

This was my second trip to Maui Vista and the first stay in unit 1402. The listing is accurate, the owners very helpful in advance and we had a very special family vacation.

I wish I could give a unique insight. Just know that the collective reviews paint a great picture is this property. We wouldn't hesitate to book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! I'm so glad you and your parents had an awesome time and enjoyed our condo. I hope you will choose to stay in our condo again someday! ellen
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5

Great centrally located and comfortable accomodation

  • 5 of 5

The condominium was perfectly described. The beds were comfortable. The unit was very clean and comfortable. Perfect size for my husband, young son and me. Plenty of television stations, so my European born husband could watch the UEFA Euro Cup soccer matches. Loved the fact that it is located directly across from Charley Young beach, which we enjoyed nearly every day. Many fantastic restaurants a short drive or walk away. Ellen was very good at responding quickly to any questions from me and was very accommodating in allowing us to check in early as we had an early arrival time. We enjoyed our visit very much and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo! Hope you will be able to visit again soon! ellen
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5

Great place to stay in Kihei!

  • 5 of 5

We ended our trip to Maui with a 2 night stay here in Kihei. Great location! Short walk to great restaurants and a great beach! Ellen could not have been more nice and accommodating! loved our stay here!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Anna! I'm glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise! Hope you will visit again soon and stay longer!! Mahalo! ellen
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5

Spectacular View and Friendly Atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

The building was neat and clean, and looking at some of the other condos around the area, I was very impressed and happy that we rented at Maui Vista. The listing was accurate on the size of the condo and the amenities. Having a AC in the front room and bedroom was great, but there was a nice breeze that came through the back screen door that cooled things off. The large windows and sliding glass door on the back of the condo were perfect for gazing off into the Ocean. The beach is in walking distance and I liked the fact that were had so many little shops and restaurants right around the condo. I would defiantly recommend this condo to my family and friends and plan to rent this condo again in the future!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha K! Thank you so much for your great review! I'm so glad you had a fantastic time and enjoyed our little piece of paradise! :) I look forward to having you stay with us again! ellen
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5

Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Maui Vista was excellent! The layout and description were exactly as they described it! There was plenty of room for the 2 of us and could easily fit another 2 adults or 4 if need be! It is an easy walk to Charlie Young beach carrying beach chairs, umbrella and 2 coolers which was provided for us!

It was within walking distance of excellent restaurants and pubs and the BBQ area was prefect for cooking

Everything was clean and I would recommend it to my friends and family!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kass - I'm so glad you guys loved it! Thank you for the great review! Hope you will come back soon!! ellen
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5

Fantastic condo!

  • 5 of 5

Our family LOVED this condo! Very clean, spacious and well equipped. The kids loved having the upstairs to themselves, especially the big soaking tub after being at the beach all day. The view is great and being on the top floor and at the end was nice, very quiet. The beach equipment provided was perfect, very nice chairs and umbrellas and the kids loved the beach toys. Very nice not to have to pack anything from home. The beach is right across the street, easy walk even for our young kids. Charley Young beach was nice, easy for the kids to play in the water. As in other reviews, restaurants and groceries are within walking distance. We will definitely stay here again next time!!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heather! I'm so glad our condo was perfect for you and your family!! Thanks again for staying with us!! ellen
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Kahului
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tradewinds and Life is a Beach
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wailea Golf Club and Elleair
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Maui Sugar Cane Train (attraction)
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Piilani Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
More than 25 restaurants within .5 miles! Closest
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Charley Young Beach and Kamaole I -directly across
Car: not necessary

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!

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Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sept Special! Only $107/night
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$107
 
 
Holidays 2016/2017
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,999
 
 
Peak Season Winter 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$234
$1,533
 
 
Holidays 2017/2018
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,999
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$168
$1,113
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized sofa bed overlooking the lanai and ocean
    Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Very comfortable Cal-King Mattress, AC and overhead fan
    Upstairs Bedroom Loft with Vaulted Ceiling - 1 queen , Comfortable queen bed with ocean motif and overhead fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Take the Tommy Bahama beach chairs to the beach - only 240 steps away! (Yes, one of our guests counted! :) Condo is located on the top/4th floor near the end cap so it's quiet with a great ocean view from the living room and lanai! Building has an elevator.

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