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Becky Thorman

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Freshly Renovated Corner Studio With Ocean View

37 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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1 Bathroom, Studio With Full Kitchen And Laundry

Welcome to our tastefully renovated and decorated Kihei Akahi studio D-301, that we affectionately call

“Our Pearl”.

Kihei Akahi is located directly across from three of South Maui’s most beautiful beaches, Kamaole I, II and III. All three of the Kamaole beaches have lifeguards, showers and restroom facilities and are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding/body surfing, walking, playing volleyball or just hanging out and enjoying the warm sun, perfect water and watching the magnificent whales from late December to early May.

The Kihei Akahi complex has beautifully maintained grounds, two pools, bbq grills, a tennis court and is centrally located within walking distance to several fine restaurants, shopping and activity centers. Our condo is located at the back of the complex away from the road noise and has a private feeling with great views.

From our private lanai you have the benefit of 180 degree views of ocean, the island of Lanai, stunning sunsets, West Maui Mountains, sun and moon rises and the leeward slopes of the mighty Haleakala.

Being a corner unit, the additional side window provides good light, views of Haleakala and a wonderful breeze that flows through our condo.

You will have the most comfortable and relaxed stay in our condo. We have updated our unit with new decor and furnishings: a dining table that can seat 4, a Beautyrest World Class Brentford Luxury Firm Queen Size Bed, a sofa, a comfy chair, a lanai set and a beautiful custom made tv armoire that has 2 closets and drawers for your clothes as well as extra storage space for your luggage when you unpack and settle in.

For your indoor entertainment, we have a 39' hdtv and a dvd player. We also have an am/fm alarm clock that is a charging station for your i-pod or i-phone.

There is a hanging pot rack with a full set of cookware and the gas range is great to cook on with a microwave/fan/light above it. In addition to a coffee maker (we provide the filters), there is a tea pot, a blender, a toaster oven and a spice rack complete with spices. The refrigerator is full size and we are the only studio in Kihei Akahi that has a dishwasher.

When you head out to the beach there are 2 Tommy Bahama backpack beach chairs for you to use, a Tommy Bahama beach umbrella, beach towels and a small playmate cooler. There are also plastic cups, plates and utensils for you to take to the beach or the pool, as well as to use in the condo.


For a No Obligation Price Quote, click on the “Book It” or “Detailed Price” buttons at the top right corner of this web page and enter your travel dates. You can either continue on and start the booking process by clicking the “Continue to Book” button or you check different dates or just click out.

VRBO/HomeAway has recently instituted a “Service Fee”. You will see the fee on the rental quote. The fees vary and if you have any questions, contact VRBO/HomeAway directly at 877-228-3145, as this is not our fee and we have no control over the fee.

If you have any questions about our condo or staying in Maui, you can click the “Email the Owner” button and we would be happy to assist you.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Becky Thorman (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Becky Thorman

In 2002 we vacationed on Maui with our two sons, fell in love with Maui and moved to Kihei the following year. Having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20+ years we truly appreciated the sunny days and perfect ocean water and after 10 years of living here we still love it and never tire of the beautiful sunsets and rainbows.

Becky Thorman purchased this condo in 2013

Why Becky Thorman chose Maui

Kihei Akahi is close to everything that one needs to relax on Maui. Three of the most beautiful beaches (Kamaole I, II and III) are across the street. There are restaurants, shopping and activity centers within walking distance. The grounds of the Kihei Akahi are well maintained, are filled with lovely tropical flowers, plumeria trees, breadfruit trees, banana trees, palm and monkey pod trees. The birds that also call Kihei Akahi their home will sing to you throughout the day!


based on 37 traveler reviews

Freshly Renovated Corner Studio With Ocean View
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews

a room with a view in Kihei

  • 5 of 5

Staying here was a beautiful experience. The condo is just a small studio on the third floor of a large complex of five or six story buildings. However, it is situated in the back corner of the building farthest from the road, giving it probably the greatest privacy you can obtain in a Kihei accommodation, and yet, still have a spectacular view of the Island of Lana'i, the West Maui mountains, and Haleakala. It overlooks a small undeveloped area, with other condos far enough away that you can sit out on the lanai and watch the suset (or the sun rise over Haleakala, at least at this time of year) without seeing anyone else. The walk down to the beach is short, about three minutes. The interior of the place is clean and modern, with a full kitchen which was immaculate. Because it is a corner unit the light can enter from two directions, which eliminates the cave-like feeling you experience in most condominiums in larger buildings. Little things also impressed me. Such as the way the owners had placed on the table, a thank you card with a box of chocolates and a container of macadamia nuts, bottled water in the refrigerator. It was just a nice welcoming touch that you don't usually get at other places I've stayed at in Kihei. And I've stayed at many, with this place ranking at the top of the list, even above this price range. The only caveat I would give you is that because it is a small studio, it is really only best for a couple (maybe with one or two small children, but that would be a tight squeeze, and you would be better off finding some place larger with at least one bedroom). It is though, a perfect place for a couple seeking to experience this part of Maui, as a comfortable base to explore the rest of the island, and as a quiet, private retreat from the world. Thomas Harun, August 2016

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW … thank you, thank you, thank you. What a great review! Needless to say we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our condo as much as you did. Having a corner unit is definitely a plus – the extra light coming in and the air flow through the condo is great on those warm Maui days. The view from the lanai, the short walk to the beach and the close proximity to some shops and restaurants is a definite bonus. We know what a difference the “little things” can make and we are glad you appreciated them. If you travel to Maui again we hope that you will stay in our condo. Until next time … With Aloha, Becky and Mark
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Absolutely loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

The condo was lovely and welcoming. We stayed for 5 nights and wished we stayed longer. We felt right at home. Becky provided everything we could need. The kitchen was fully equipped with appliances and spices. We also noticed that she provided toiletries including sun screen and aloe Vera under the bathroom sink. As well as beach chairs, umbrella, cooler and towels. We throughly enjoyed the balcony and it's view. We cooked and ate breakfast out there almost every morning. This condo is conveniently located across the street from a beautiful beach. It was just a short maybe 5 minute walk to and from the beach everyday. No driving was necessary as the beach, all the stores as well as restaurants were a walk away. If we ever visit Maui again this condo will be on the top of our list to stay at! We really enjoyed our stay and thank Becky and Mark for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hearing that you felt right at home in D301. What could be better than starting your day off with a nice breakfast on the lanai while enjoying the view of the ocean and mountains! Glad you found everything you needed in the condo. We totally agree that the location is great - so close to the beach, stores and restaurants. Hopefully when you visit Maui again you'll be able to stay longer and we would love to have you stay in D301. Mahalo and Aloha, Becky and Mark
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Fantastic Studio

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great stay in this condo. The studio is of a high quality and beautifully presented. Everything is exceptionally clean. The owners I think have thought of almost everything. The kitchen is well stocked with plenty of spices and other condiments. They have chairs and boogie boards and even a cooler for the beach. The bed is extremely comfy. The condo has views of the ocean and it was very nice sitting back enjoying the sunset every night. I love the position of Kihei Akahi, being just across the road from the beach and next to plenty of restaurants and shops.

My wife enjoys cooking and she thought the kitchen was perfect.

I really enjoyed going for walks around this part of Maui. Kihei is a beautiful part of Maui and I think the best place to stay in Maui. My wife and hope to be back next year and we are hoping this condo is available again

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review! We always want our guests to have a great stay and we are so glad that you did. To know that your wife, who enjoys cooking, found the kitchen to be well stocked and "perfect" was nice to hear. We agree that the location of the complex is great and it is nice to know you took advantage of the beach chairs, boogie boards and cooler. A "high quality, beautifully presented and exceptionally clean" condo - What could be better? Maybe sitting on the lanai, looking out at the ocean and enjoying the nightly sunsets! Here's to next time! With Aloha, Becky and Mark
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Amazing studio condo very conveniently located!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 nights in this studio condo and we couldn't have asked for a better stay! Becky and Mark have stocked it with everything one might need...vacuum, rolling shopping cart, plastic bags, shampoo, games, books and more. Every inch of space in the condo is used to its maximum potential. The condo is set back from the main street and is in the corner of the building which is perfect. Just a quick walk down the driveway to the beach and other restaurants and shops. This was our first VRBO experience and it has set the standards very high! We are so happy that we decided to stay in this condo, 100% recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. I know it seems that we say it a lot, but we really are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our condo and that you found it to be well stocked with everything you needed. It is good to hear that you appreciated that, “every inch of space … is used to its maximum potential”, as we did put a lot of time and thought into designing the space. We agree that the complex is in a great location - within walking distance to the beach, restaurants and shops. And with your “100% Recommended”… here’s to next time! With Aloha, Becky and Mark
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Fantastic condo!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is the best condo I've rented on VRBO and I've rented quite a few. While the condo is small it is extremely well organized especially considering all the extras. It has a fabulous storage unit, which houses the TV, but which also includes closets, four large drawers, and large cupboards above that hold your suitcases. Not only does it have all the extras for the beach: beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, beach matt, cooler, boogie boards all of it is top quality. Everything else in the condo is also quality; sheets, towels, dishes, right down to the silverware. And the kitchen has everything you need including supplying lots of stock items. Really, this condo feels like you're staying at a friend's place; a friend with good taste and one who wants you to be comfortable. The condo unit itself has been tastefully renovated and the complex is nice and well taken care of. I highly recommend it. Many thanks Becky and Dave!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! What a great review - thank you so much! What can I say? It is great to hear that all of our time and efforts to provide a quality experience in "The Pearl" is appreciated. It was a bonus to hear that you felt so comfortable, just like you were staying at a friend's place. Here's to next time. With Much Aloha, Becky and Mark
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  • 5 of 5

This condo was the perfect fit! Extremely comfortable, cozy and well stocked. We felt at home with all the pleasures of being on vacation. Loved sitting on the lanai, listening to the birds. The air flow in this condo is wonderful, no need to use the ac. Great to be able to walk to restaurants and have the beach so close. We were well taken care of by Becky and Mark. Loved South Kihei. All the best in 2016.

All the best in 2016.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. It doesn't get much better than feeling "at home with all the pleasures of being on vacation". We are so glad that you enjoyed your time in D301 and we hope you will stay again when you come back to Maui. A Very Happy 2016 to you both as well! Here's to next time ... With Aloha, Becky and Mark
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Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/Fall 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%

VRBO/HomeAway has recently instituted a “Service Fee”. You will see the fee on the rental quote. The fees vary and if you have any questions, contact VRBO/HomeAway directly at 877-228-3145, as this is not our fee and we have no control over the fee.

Check-in is at 4:00pm; Check-out is at 11:00am.

TO GET AN INSTANT QUOTE: Click on the “Book It” or “Detailed Price” buttons at the top right corner of this web page and enter your travel dates for a no obligation detailed price quote. You can either continue on to start the booking process by clicking the “Continue to Book” button or click out and try again.

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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 429 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Granite countertop, one sink, a vanity and a large recently installed shower stall
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Main Bed - 1 queen
  • The bed is a Beautyrest World Class Brentford Luxury Firm Queen Size Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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