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Stylish Kihei Studio, Great Location Across From Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2, Beautiful Decor, Newly Remodeled

Kihei Bay Surf complex is conveniently located for easy access to the best Maui has to offer. It is specifically located across the street from Kalepolepo Beach Park and the Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary. This 450 square foot first floor air-conditioned unit at Kihei Bay Surf is newly painted, has new flooring, brand new furniture and linens, and many more updates throughout. The decor has a boutique/Bohemian flare and is incredibly tasteful and comfortable. Save money by cooking meals at the condo. There is a refrigerator, stove, microwave, plenty of cupboard space as well as dishes, pots and pans, bake ware, and utensils. The complex includes a shared coin-operated laundry room, tennis court, pool, hot tub, and BBQ area. Everything in Maui is within a reasonable distance, and many of the best beaches in Maui are less than a 15 minute drive. The airport is 20 minutes away, plenty of restaurants, bars, and shopping are less than a 5 minute drive away. This is truly a great way to enjoy Maui at an affordable price, have the convenience of a kitchen and home amenities, and still enjoy a romantic and stylish place to stay.

Jessica Carpenter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Jessica Carpenter

Hello! My name is Jessica, and I grew up and still live in the small Eastern Washington town of Chewelah. There are about 2000 people in Chewelah, and I like to think our town is one of the world's best kept secrets. I love the four seasons; I love swimming, boating, hiking and camping in the summer, and skiing, sledding, and snow shoeing in the winter. I went to pharmacy school at Washington State University and graduated in 2010. My husband, Mike, was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in April 2011. I left my job as a full-time pharmacist to take care of him and he passed away less than 6 months later in September 2011 at the age of 27. After he passed away, I took more time off work and traveled. Most of my time traveling was spent alone. Maui held a special place in my heart, and I made it a goal to own a condo there that I could use as a second home as well as an investment. This goal was realized when I purchased this condo in August 2012.

Jessica Carpenter purchased this condo in 2012

Why Jessica Carpenter chose Maui

On my second trip to Maui, I looked at a number of condos, but a studio was the only thing I could afford. This unit was within my price range and showed potential. With little hesitation, I purchased it. I didn't come back to Maui to see it again for 5 months, at which point I panicked because it was in worse shape than I remembered. I was only scheduled to be in Maui for two weeks, and I had my work cut out for me. With no experience in remodeling myself, I was blessed with the help of so many friends and family living in Maui who were willing to donate their time and experience to my project. I met a lot of people, learned a lot, and had fun in the process, but it was a lot of work and stress. The two week deadline proved to be insurmountable, so I returned to Maui about a month later to finish furnishing and decorating the condo. I feel very happy with the outcome, and am thrilled to have accomplished such a goal.

What makes this condo unique

There's something about Hawaii that makes me feel like I need less in life. A space that is comfortable, somewhere to sleep, eat and shower, and somewhere to store stuff. That's all I really need. For me, the space is perfect for all that is needed in Maui. I designed the interior of the condo to be charming and inspire a sense of adventure. I hope you feel inspired by the space, but mostly by the way of life in Maui.


Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large tiled shower with rain shower head
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 0 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Very comfortable bed, 4 inch memory foam mattress pad
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Keep in mind check-in time is 3 pm and check out time is 10 am.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Stylish Kihei Studio, Great Location Across From Beach
average rating of 4.731707 based on 41 reviews

Great place and handy location to the rest of the island

  • 5 of 5

Kehei Bay Surf is a smaller condo complex that is very well-kept. As long as you have a car, it is in a great location for getting to the beaches, seeing downtown Kehei and the other sites on the island. Jessica was very responsive to my emails during the booking process and while staying. Jessica's unit does not really have a lanai with a view, but was really clean, nicely decorated and also stocked well with all the basics you would need (including various beach/pool supplies). It has a super comfortable bed. On a side note, I feel the condo pool, hot tub and grill area are not given the credit they deserve. They were a nice surprise. After a day at the beach or sightseeing, the pool and hot tub was a great way to end the day. All in all, this is a great place to stay while in Maui. I would definitely recommend to others to stay at Jessica's place. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to start your travels from

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Jessica's place and found it to be a great spot to start all our journeys from. We found it to be centralized and able to drive to most locations we wanted to see, ex: Lahaina to do whale watching, Wailea to visit all the different beaches Big Beach and many others. It was conveniently located across the street from the Pacific whale foundation, a nice beach and the bus stop out front if you did not have access to a car. It was easy to get onto the highway for travelling anywhere. Jessica was very quick to reply to any of our requests, or questions. It was also nice to be able to come home and relax and cook your own meals. It is an ideal spot for two people to stay, if you want to get out and see the surrounding areas.

Thanks Jessica

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place, close & convenient

  • 4 of 5

Great little place, close & convenient to everything. Loved the patio, pool and hot tub. A+

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautyful place

  • 3 of 5

The situation of the studio is very good, near of more facility and at 5 minutes the beach in walk. But the studio is adapted for the young peoples.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a last minute trip for my husband and I, due to a family emergency. Literally, less than 24 hours, I booked our flights, found this studio and booked it. Our flight was early morning the next day and as we were waiting to board our plane, I received a confirmation from Jennifer with all necessary check-in instructions. I was so relieved !!! Check-in wasn't until 3pm but no problem, I rented a car before boarding , we were set.

By the time we got to our condo studio, we just wanted to relax. We had a minor glitch in opening the locked box outside of the door, but I think it was just my husband was so tired. Much to our surprise, we were very happy to see a cozy, stylish studio with all the necessary accommodations. It was clean, very cute and everything was as Jennifer's instructions. I was surprised to see a good size kitchen for a studio. The studio was perfect for us, we were in and out mainly to sleep and shower, considering why we were there.

All in all, under different circumstances i.e. Vacation, we would definitely stay here again. Thank you Jennifer for your quick response and sharing such a cute little piece of Maui.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay, I will be planning another and I hope to get this place again. Ty

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
10.9 Miles
Kahului International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Wailea Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Piilani Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Kalepolepo Beach Park
Car: recommended

Located across the street from big Kalepolepo Beach Park, less than a 3 minute walk from your front door. Also across the street is the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.


Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

General Excise Tax License for Hawaii Tax ID Number GE-039-723-6224-01
Transient Accommodations Tax Certificate of Registration for Hawaii Tax ID Number TA-039-723-6224-01

Please inquire about making exceptions for stays less than 3 nights to fill booking gaps!

Sleeps two, $25/night 3rd person.

I accept payments via eCheck, credit card, or personal check by mail. Total rate quoted include the $80 cleaning fee and mandatory 13.41% Hawaii state tax. Tax ID Number: W26258707-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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