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Makena Makai - 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Home--from $795/night

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 14 nights


Minimum Stay
6 - 14 nights


Kihei House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Gorgeous home on quiet Old Makena Road with ocean views from every room.

Slip on your beach shoes, walk down your 40 foot dogleg to the left of your front lawn, step over small rocks, and swim with the turtles at our private beach.

Beautiful sunsets every night from a half acre lot on the ocean.

Breeching of humpback whales can be seen just off-shore in winter months.

Three-bedroom 2250 square-foot home has been decorated with Hawaiian style art, teak furniture from Bali, carpet, travertine flooring, and new appliances. Each bedroom has its own full bath.

Luxurious master bedroom with ocean views from your king-sized bed. Second bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The third bedroom has two twins that convert into a king.

Missionary founded church is three doors down. Ideal for destination weddings.

Keywords: Single-Family Home

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Sue Johnson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2016
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Why Sue Johnson chose Maui

My parents built this home in 1969, when the only access was a dirt road. They lived there year round, but had no mail or paper delivery for many years. Its a lovely, quiet location in a pristine area, which my husband and I have updated and kept decorated in the Hawaiian style.

What makes this house unique

Snorkeling, turtle and whale viewing (in winter months) is awesome from our location. We can also swim off the left front side of our property. Our oceanfront location with sunset views overlooking 3 islands and 2 peninsulas is truly unparalleled.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Makena Makai - 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Home--from $795/night
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

real hawaii

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I and our three daughters spent two weeks at this wonderful home in August. It is situated on an out of the way section of the old Makena Road and has privacy and the feeling of old time Makena. It's really a home that has warmth and personal touches but fully appointed with a great grill and very comfortable beds and a nice big washer dryer. The ocean is right there for turtle watching and there is a large beautiful beach just a few minutes walking distance down the road. There's plenty of space and comfortable sitting spaces to watch the ocean sunset. It is a distinctly Hawaiian home - nothing generic about it. We were all very happy, kids and adults.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a paradise

  • 5 of 5

When I walked into the house, the ocean view from the big windows took my breath. The posted pictures are beautiful but the real view from the property was even better! The mountains on the horizon change thier colors hour by hour. Finding huge sea turtles swimming to the private rocky beach, or seeing colorful tropical fish by snorkeling, we were thrilled like children. You don't need to drive or even walk blocks. Everything is in a few steps away from the house, which is surrounded by beautiful tropical plants and serenity, but close enough to a town, Kihei.

The kitchen was spacious and well equipped. The beds were all comfortable, as well.

The experience at this beautiful specious house was so healing, comforting, and peaceful-- that I felt like I were in a paradise and never wanted to leave.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review. I think it expressed a factual and telling report of the comfort and aura of our home and location.
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Los Angeles, CA

spacious place with amazing scener... and turtles!

  • 5 of 5

You step out the backyard and there's the ocean. Sea turtles come to feed by the rocks, we probably saw at least four or five of them every day. You can see the sun set whenever the weather permits and that's quite the view as well. The neighborhood is real serene, house is spacious and comfortable, and of course the view is killer.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, peaceful oceanfront location in south Maui

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Hawaiian Islands; although I am certain that it will not be our last. I was looking for a relaxing waterfront home to rent while our daughter was married on Maui. Reviews indicated like this home would fit the bill and it absolutely did. The home is well sized and well stocked for 6 adults. The location is drop-dead gorgeous! There are two sand beaches just a short walk in either direction; or, with foot protection, you can walk across the lava rocks and go snorkeling in the backyard ocean. When we had a question or problem, the caretakers, Jim and Katrina, took care of our needs promptly. Staying here was a wonderful experience. I'm looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most beautiful spot on Maui

  • 5 of 5

This was our 8th trip to Maui with our two boys (now 17 and 20), my tenth, and my wife has been there many more times than that. We've stayed in Kihei, we've stayed in Kaanapali (once) and several times oceanfront in a Makena condo. This stay in Sue's beautiful home in this very special place was by far the best of them all. We arrived in the dark and woke up the first morning to the gentle sound of waves and a predawn view that may be unmatched in all Hawai'i -- without even getting out of bed! It just got better and better from there. It's not just that the home is oceanfront, it truly is on one of the prettiest pieces of coastline on the island. The "old Hawaii" look and feel of the home is just right -- casual, comfortable and well appointed. This is the first place we've ever stayed that we were as content to just hang out at home as to go touring or to the beach. Coffee in the lounge chairs at dawn, and sunsets in those same chairs, margaritas in hand, were the perfect way to start and finish a day. The outdoor dining room, under a tree and over the water, was the perfect place for a barbecued dinner while the stars came out. Sue was an absolute pleasure to deal with as was Katarina, her property manager and caretaker. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Martin, for the lovely review. You have surely epitomized the feel of our home, and of our very special place. I do so enjoy sharing the wonderful heritage I have received here in Makena, and am happy when other folks feel the same comfort and spirit that I feel here. Mahalo, Sue
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Heaven in Maui

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our 2nd trip to this wonderful house. One of our favorite things to do when we are there is sit in the lawn chairs in the morning, sipping coffee and watching the whales and turtles. The location of this house makes you feel like you are in your own little paradise. It's quiet and away from the crowded resorts. The best snorkeling we found was right in front of the house. Beautiful corals and fish and lots of turtles!

The layout of the house is perfect for couples, each bedroom has its own bathroom. We ate outside on the patio most nights, after cooking on the new gas grill. The new large capacity washer and dryer were great too.

I've never vacationed anywhere else on Maui where I have felt so peaceful and relaxed. Sue, you will be hearing from us again and again! We love this house!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kahalui, Maui
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Makena Beach and Golf Resort
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wailea Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Piilani Highway
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Kiowa Restaurant
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
Makena Makai
Car: necessary

We own a 40 foot dog leg parcel of land, to the left of our home,that is directly on the ocean. You can enter the ocean from this area wearing beach shoes in the morning when the ocean is calm.Maximum Occupancy Six Persons.


Rates & Availability

Kihei House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 16 2016 - Dec 15 2016
6 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 4 2017
14 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Summer 17
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Standard 17
Aug 15 2017 - Dec 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Holiday 17
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 4 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

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Kihei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds can be made into a king-sized bed upon request., Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
State # W20611820-01; STKM-2012/0003 House Rules: Quiet hours are from 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., during which time the noise from the short-term rental home shall not unreasonably disturb adjacent neighbors. Sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries during non-quiet hours shall not be more excessive than would be otherwise associated with a residential area. Amplified sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries of the short-term rental home is prohibited. Vehicles shall be parked in the designated onsite parking area and shall not be parked on the street. No parties or group gatherings other than registered guests shall occur. The shoreline area is the property of the people of Hawaii, and is open for the free use by everyone.

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