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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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3 - 5 nights


Kihei House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 baths

Plantation Bungalows offers a mix of rental options. The original portion of this beautiful, historic, plantation-style home has 3 bedrooms and one bathroom, complete with claw-foot tub and shower. An additional 4th bedroom suite provides extra privacy and space; it is included in the nightly house rate. This large, airy suite of over 400 sq. ft. has a comfortable sitting area and its own bathroom. The maximum occupancy is 8 people in 4 bedrooms.

The kitchen and laundry rooms were just renovated offering beautiful and very usable spaces! And of course, we have wi-fi on the property. The property is about 12 houses from a nice neighborhood beach and about 1/2 mile to the closest public beach park with facilities.

The property also has a detached 2-bedroom cottage that you can rent separately. Check out the Cottage listing for details, rates, and pictures: VRBO LISTING #41601.

The property also includes a “beach” bathroom with shower. This bathroom is available to all guests at the property.

Types of beds in each room: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins, 1 queen bed in ensuite

Cleaning fees: $300

Tax at 4.167% to be added to invoice for cleaning fees; tax at 13.42% will be added to rental amounts.

Plantation Bungalows is a Maui licensed Short-Term Rental. For your enjoyment, we include some great amenities that include 4 bikes,beach chairs, boogie boards and snorkel gear. We also offer baby gear that includes a pack n play, high chair, booster seats and stroller.

South Maui is known for having a string of the most beautiful beaches anywhere and our property is just a short ½ mile to the first of the public beaches with facilities. There is a small private beach about 12 houses from the property. Your choice of beach can be affected by the kinds of conditions you are looking for be it snorkeling, swimming or just hanging out on the beach. Most guests vary their beach spots to explore one of South Maui’s most enticing ways to spend vacation.

Maui’s beautiful beaches, parks, restaurants, and shopping are just minutes away from this central location. The home has a front-yard patio, BBQ, and shady dining for six. The center courtyard has an additional BBQ and dining for six or more under the umbrella. Linger in the courtyard or enjoy the hot tub, relaxing in a private setting surrounded by lush mature palms and tropical plants with a large Royal Poinciana tree towering overhead.

Here are a few of the most important House Rules:

SOUND: Quiet hours are from 9 pm to 8 am, INSIDE OR OUT!

PARKING: There is ample parking for the house and cottage on the property and street parking is not allowed.

GATHERINGS: No parties or group gatherings other than registered guests are allowed. Kalama Park is very nearby and perfect for larger functions.

A detailed list of the house rules is provided in our rental agreement. Please be sure that ALL the members of your group are aware of these rules and will be able to comply BEFORE booking this property.

Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are located throughout the dwellings. See the posted diagrams for all service cutoffs.

EMERGENCY CONTACT: Kristin Holmes (808) 879-3316 or Kym Hopfner (808) 866-8433.

Note: Manager & Co-owner is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Hawaii. Plantation Bungalows is a licensed short-term rental. Permit Number: STKM 2013/0015. TAT/GE License #W89422416-01

CANCELLATION POLICY: Holmes Hale LLC cancellation supercedes the terms outlined on the listing website. If you cancel at any point prior to the start date of your reservation, a cancellation fee of 20% of your reservation total will be deducted from your deposit. No refund of deposit if cancelled 90 days or less prior to reservation start date.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Kristin Holmes
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Kristin Holmes

Our family; my brothers and their wives own this delightful property together. Each of us appreciates the quality, character and the sense of place that is evoked from this property.

Kristin Holmes purchased this house in 2011

Why Kristin Holmes chose Maui

Our family has roots on Maui dating to 1883. This home and the setting captures an era that speaks to us in a way that you can only experience. It reminds us of the carefree lifestyle associated with the islands.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite comment is that you'll feel like you live here...even it if is just for a short time. We love it when our guests share how much they appreciate staying in a home rather than a condo. We like to think of it as "your home on Maui."

Guestbook comments from the manager

I had the pleasure of spending four days at this lovely home in Kihei. Beautifully furnished and decorated, it was also very clean, comfortable and relaxing. It was close to the beach and to tons of restaurants, grocery stores and shops. I stayed in the blue bedroom with twin beds, which were very comfortable. It had a huge closet, and a private outdoor area for relaxing and unwinding. My only regretis that I didn't have time to use the hot tub! I would definitely recommend this property to family and friends who are interested in visiting Maui. It would be a great option for a group of friends or a family to stay at.
Aug 2011
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Extended Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family rented the entire property (main house, suite, and cottage) for our vacation. It was perfect for all of us. There were spaces to all be together, but also to sneak away from the noise when needing a nap or a break. The older kids had plenty to do between the beach cruisers and boogie boards, and the youngest had a blast with the sand toys. The location of the property is excellent...a close walk/bike ride to the beach and nearby Kalama Park. Shops and restaurants are also close by. Kristin and Kym were excellent to work with, quick to respond and helpful. We would most definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful set up especially for larger families or small groups.

  • 4 of 5

8 of us stayed here for a long weekend on Maui. The 4 bedroom set up worked out great. The house was very spacious, and there were lots of rooms to socialize in. The center courtyard was great, and set up for night time lighting as well. We especially enjoyed the hot tub...I think just about everyone used it.

When we come back to Maui, I could definitely see us renting this exact same place, maybe even with the additional 2/1 option.

The folks who oversee the property care and checked in to be sure things were going well. And all the extra amenities in the garage were nice to have available. We didn't have enough time to use it all.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time at the property! We hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo for choosing Plantation Bungalows!
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Tacoma, WA

Loved this property! Rented in conjunction with the cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were married on Maui and wanted to rent a space for our wedding party and +1's. We can't speak highly enough of this house!

The space opened up to the shared garage (with lots of goodies! Boogie boards, kayak, bocce ball set, etc). There were a couple of patio sets and bbq's for the property, along with a large paved patio area, hot tub, a good sized grass lawn and ample parking.

The main house is quite large! It includes 3 bedrooms (none of which with A/C unfortunately, and some of our wedding party had trouble sleeping as the A/C in the main part of the house was unable to keep the house cool on the hotter days, despite closing the house up during the day). There was a very large living room space and kitchen with an island. The fridge had filtered water (very appreciated as the tap water isn't awesome in Hawaii) and an ice machine (though it doesn't churn out ice very fast). Full sized washer and dryer in the mud room. Very large wrap around patio with outdoor seating.

There was a mother-in-law type unit that my wife and I stayed in. It had a separate entrance, full bathroom and kitchen with sink and mini fridge, and a couple of A/C units. It was nice having a bit of privacy from the main group.

The cottage had a couple of bedrooms, one a bit larger than the other. I think both had A/C. There was a living room and full kitchen, along with another large wrap around porch.

This space was absolutely perfect for our friends and I! We did run into a little bit of trouble - despite my reminder to all that we were vacationing while our neighbors lived there we got a noise complaint our first night (though that was completely my fault as I thought quiet time began at 10, not 9). By the time we checked out we were already planning the reunion tour and we will definitely book this space again if it's available!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, lovely grounds, perfect accommodation for our family gathering

  • 4 of 5

The description of the accommodation was very accurate. This was our first stay in Maui, and we enjoyed it very much as we attended a family wedding. We loved the layout of the accommodation, and the immaculate grounds. The kitchen was very well equipped and the fans provided respite from the heat in the day. We also loved the use of all the beach accessories available, including wet shoes for some rocky areas on the close by beach, sun umbrellas, beach towels and toys, boogy boards, pack and play, and high chair. All these were much appreciated by our families with young children.

The layout of the accommodation was wonderful to provide quiet spaces when needed.

We loved the beach access, and close by food shopping opportunities, as well as the quiet neighbourhood. The owner was very accommodating and we would definitely return to this property or recommended it to others. All in all, a vacation to be remembered.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 Families at Plantation Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 from Idaho and we met our friends from Australia (also family of 4) here at Plantation Bungalow in Kihei. The home was perfect for our group of 8! We used the main house as well as the connected suite. We had plenty of space for everyone! The kitchen was well equipped with a huge fridge/freezer, the rooms & the living room were huge, and we enjoyed using the BBQ outside, outside seating, nice yard, hot tub, and great selection of beach gear in the garage. It was great for our kids to have stuff to use without having to buy anything. We also used the high chair, pack n play, and stroller available for our 1 year old. The location of the house was also perfect - close to everything in Kihei - even within walking distance to restaurants, beaches, parks, etc.. There were some plumbing issues that came up on the day we arrived that the owner was prompt to deal with and she even refunded a few of our nights because of the inconvenience. She was so kind and generous and we felt well taken care of! In my experience with these type of vacation rentals, repairs might come up but if the owner is easy to work with and willing to compensate us for any trouble, I say it is still a 5 star experience! Thank you Kristen for everything! We hope to be able to come back another time!!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We would be happy to host you on a return trip! Kristin
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Idyllic family vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in this beautiful plantation house! The location in Kihei is perfect, so close to everything and the beaches. Riding the bikes around the neighborhood and to Kalama Park every morning was a highlight of the trip. There are beaches within a block you can walk to that are beautiful and private. The house is so well appointed and layed out for families to relax in and enjoy cooking together in the spacious kitchen, or hang out in the living and dining rooms, as well as lounge on the beautiful front porch and back yard. It has everything you could possibly want in the way of amenities such as bikes, all manner of beach accessories, outdoor showering after being at the beach, brand new washer and dryer, barbeque grills, hot tub, nice back yard to enjoy in the evening while grilling, and plenty of room to spread out in. There were 8 of us, and we also rented the adjoining cottage, which was just adorable. The house is well maintained and the grounds are lovely. The air flow can be adjusted during the day by the use of fans and turning the blinds according to the position of the sun. So lovely! Can't wait to return. Kirstin is the best, feel like we are friends. We are looking forward to our next family gathering at the plantation home.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the glowing response! We work hard to make sure our guests enjoy the house and the amenities and great reviews tell us we efforts are appreciated. We hope to have you back as guests in the future. Mahalo from the Holmes Hale Ohana. Kristin
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kalama, Charley Young, Kamaole I
Car: recommended

County Park at the end of the street has tennis courts, basketball courts,surf lessons, skateboard park and outdoor roller rink. Within 1 mile is Aquatic Center with Olympic size outdoor lap pool, State Library, the 18 hole Elleaire golf course, Catholic Church, lots of shopping & restaurants within walking or cycling distance. 4 cruiser bikes & kayak provided.


Rates & Availability

Kihei House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
HIGH 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
HOLIDAY 2016-2017
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
HIGH 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
LOW 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee 4 bdrm rate $312
Rez Fee - rate varies $75
Tax Rate 13.42%

Check in time is 4pm; Check out 11am
We will accommodate early in or late out based on incoming/outgoing reservations. We can hold luggage and make the beach bath available for early arrivals or late departures.

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Kihei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    4th Bedroom Suite Bath - toilet , shower , accessed when renting 4th bedroom suite
  • MAIN BATH: Full Bath with walk-in shower and claw foot tub 4th BEDROOM ENSUITE: Full Bath with walk-in large shower BEACH BATH: Full Bath common to both dwellings
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Sky Room - 2 twin/ single , room has door to outside breezeway sitting area
    Fuchsia Room - 1 queen , Off Living Room
    4th Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Rental can be with our without 4th bedroom suite
    Sunset Room/Master - 1 king
  • Dressers and walk in closets in each bedroom Baby Gear available: Baby Cribs (Pack N Play), High Chair, 1 stroller, 1 car seat, 2 car booster seats available for $50 for any and all per visit
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach toys and other amenities: 4 bikes, ocean kayak; chairs; mats; cooler; boogie boards; snorkels, masks, and fins; beach towels; tennis racquets; Bocci ball. Cable TV; wireless Internet (Wi-Fi); home entertainment system for iPod/iPhone/iTouch devices; A/C; fully appointed kitchen; dishwasher; microwave; washer and dryer; hot tub; BBQ; premium mattresses; extra Beach bathroom (common); off-street parking

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