2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Ocean and Mountain Views, 1000 sq. ft.--Steps to the beach
About Sam Powers
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the University of California at Berkeley. I loved San Francisco but moved to Los Angeles to attend graduate school at UCLA. I then began my career directing and producing educational television series for broadcast on PBS as well as projects for the South Korean Ministry of Education and the government of Singapore. I currently work in public education in Los Angeles and also develop multi-media interactive learning games and apps. Some of the work I do can be seen on our company website. I have been blessed with a wonderful 9-year old son who also loves the ocean and the beaches of Maui.
Sam Powers purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Sam Powers chose Kihei
Since I was a child, my parents took me on vacations to Maui as well as the other Hawaiian islands. I loved the ocean and the beaches and the diving, surfing, whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sunsets and amazing hikes. None of that has changed. As an adult, I particularly enjoy Kihei and the Shores of Maui because I can sit on my lanai and enjoy a beautiful sunset every night, a glass of wine in hand--walk to excellent coffee and breakfasts in the morning--walk 60 yards to the ocean and take a swim--sit by the private pool on property or on the beach--then head over to one of the excellent local happy hours. Or we grill steaks and seafood on the gas bbq's on site and sip our home-made mai-tais and relax in the jacuzzi. Or if its a family and kids trip, we all swim and boogie board every day at the beach, walk to the park, or take a hike.
What makes this Condo unique
Amazing ocean view from the lanai where you can relax and hear the waves. Walk everywhere! Plenty of room for couples in the two bedroom, two bathroom condo--or for family or extended family. Pool, heated spa, tennis court and outdoor gas grills and tables
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We really enjoyed our stay and the location of this property! The pool was great and we even got to cook on the brand new poolside grills!! The room setup was perfect for our family and we are grateful for the boogie boards and other items provided during our stay. Seems to be a really great community of residents and we hope to be back soon.
Fantastic Kihei Condo!
My family of six stayed at this fantastic Kihei condo from June 24-27, 2019. The condo was roomy, well decorated and incredibly comfortable. I appreciated all the amenities provided such as beach chairs & towels, umbrella, cooler and a well stocked kitchen (very well stocked!). The place had a washer and dryer, well functioning air conditioning, extra blankets, etc. The condo is ideally situated in Kihei with a wonderful ocean view. Best of all it's about a 5 minute walk to Charlie Young beach, which I consider to be one the best family and beautiful beach in Maui. I snorkeled every morning at Charlie Young and each time I was surrounded by so many Honus. I have snorkeled at many spots in the Hawaiian islands and l thought I was lucky to see maybe 2 Honus- at Charlie Young I saw as many as 10! It was so amazing to swim along these majestic sea turtles! The owner Sam is great, incredibly responsive and answered ALL of my questions. I highly recommend staying at his fantastic Kihei condo - it is awesome! I hope to return back to Maui soon!
We liked the location and dealings with the owner. The property is older and a number of things needed attention. Not enough air conditioning for hot weather.
Comfortable, great location, well stocked with supplies. Will come back in the future. Right across the street from beginning surfing...
So happy you were able to enjoy your stay at the condo and enjoy its location. You're always welcome back! Aloha! Sam
Best for Families with No/Older Children
We are a family of 6 (3 Adults, 2- 4.5 yr olds and 1- 11 month old) and stayed in Sams condo for 2 weeks end of April into May. The Location couldn’t have been more perfect in Kihei. Walking to everything!!! The Cove Park beach directly across from the condo was amazing for kids who want to swim/play in the ocean as it is shallow however the sand was not very “clean” I would recommend Charlie Young Beach for sand play. Sam was great with responses and so was his local contact Shannon. Condo was clean and nicely decorated however not younger kid friendly. Glass tables and Flowers/plants that kids just wanted to play with. Carpet in living was so rough and scratching open my crawling babies knees we had to roll it up. I loved that it had plenty of bath towels and beach towels. We Loved having a unit with a washer and dryer!!! The pool area was nice and the BBQs were definitely great to have. They had beach equipment and a lrg cooler to use which was awesome!!!! The only three things I was unsatisfied with was the cooling of the bedroom with two beds. There is not an Ac Unit, Its a wall vent that is supposed to pull the cool air into the bedroom from the living room. It cools enough to be tolerable at night. The Master bedroom bed was hard and uneven! After long days of being at the beach I wanted a nice bed and that was not the case. Also for the days there was enough of a breeze to have the windows open we wanted the fan on during the lulls at night and the Master bedroom fan was only able to be on low because any more than that it seemed it would fall out the ceiling even after the repair man tried his best to fix it (which he managed to be able to get it work on low). The Pros definitely outweighed the Cons but I think this condo is best for families with older children or no children at all.
I'm happy that you and your family enjoyed the condo. We've had many, many families with children enjoy the unit (including many toddlers) and never had any concerns about the unit not being comfortable for the children. I'm sorry you felt that way for your baby. As far as the ceiling fan in the master bedroom, I'm glad you brought that to my attention. Within an hour of reading your review, I was on the phone with our expert handyman/contractor, and he verified that it ran well at a low speed but not so effectively at higher speeds, even though it had been perfect when I stayed at the condo 9 months prior. Apparently someone had touched or interfered with the fan blades and threw it out of sync. Within 24 hours I researched and purchased an upgraded ceiling fan, and he is installing it immediately. Regarding the 2nd bedroom with 2 beds, we have had good success with adding the AC vent unit in addition to the ceiling fan and the tinted windows, but I will follow up on other ways to further reduce the temp in that room on hot days. Shutting the room door when the AC vent is turned on really helps cool that room quicker. Perhaps you hadn't done that. Last, I'm sorry you found the mattress on the king bed not to your comfort. I slept on it 9 months ago, and it was fine. I've never had any complaints about it, but everyone has their own tastes regarding a bed's mattress--too firm for some may be too soft for others. The mattress isn't that old and is of good quality. Shannon and her team flip it and rotate it regularly to keep it in optimum shape. Again, glad you enjoyed your stay overall, and sorry you found issue with the 3 items you mentioned. Mahalo
Nice condo in Kihei
We really enjoyed our stay at Sams condo. Great location in Kihei. 3 great beaches walking distance or a 2 -5 min drive. Restaurants and grocery stores all in very close proximity. Pool was great for cooling off as well. Condo had everything we need for cooking meals and toys for the beach. Very comfortable. Very quiet in the evenings as well. Ocean view was great in the mornings. People out surfing by 6 am. A playground was walking distance as well for our toddler to enjoy in the evening, and was always busy with other kids to play with. A/C units worked well very cooling off the unit. Enjoyed the cable package watching NHL playoffs. If you don’t like hockey, well I feel sorry for you. Oh yah Kihei has the best weather on the island. Never saw a drop of rain, sunny all day everyday. Thanks Sam!!!
So glad that you and your family and toddler enjoyed the condo and Maui. Thank you for your kind words. Aloha and Mahalo! You're always welcome back
Tennis Court on-site, Tennis Racquets, Gas BBQ's on-site, heated Jacuzzi on property, 3 Flat Screen TV's & DVD players in unit, hair dryers.
Short walk to excellent restaurants, cafe's and shops! A literal "stone's throw" from the beach . . .