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Greg and Kenlyn Stewart

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english

Mana Kai Beachfront - Stunning Panoramic Top Floor Above the Palms View Full A/C

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Kihei Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Top Floor Mana Kai Maui Beachfront Condo with Full A/C. Highly upgraded, artist decorated condo. Free High Speed Internet. Breathtaking, above the palm trees, panoramic ocean views out to the islands, down entire Coastline and up to Haleakala Volcano! Amazing Whale-watching from our lanai! Mana Kai Maui sits out on a point at the northern end of Keawakapu beach. Keawakapu is consistently rated as one of the best beaches on Maui, and with a few steps you can feel its sand below your feet. You can stroll down a mile of this uncrowded Golden Sandy Beach, and experience the best Maui has to offer. The Mana Kai is written up in travel guides as the finest location with the best climate on all of Maui.

To see for yourself, do a google map satellite view of the Kihei coast. It won't allow you to hear the sound of waves that our condo provides, or sit out on our cradled from the wind top floor lanai, but that is only a click away. The Mana Kai Resort completed a 5 million dollar renovation to the entire complex in January of 2008, and those who pick our amazing location get exactly that. You do not add chance to the equation of where in the Mana Kai you find yourself. You have spent a lot of time and effort to get to Maui - make sure you treat yourself to the best you can find.

Here is what else comes with your experience. Lovely decor. Original art of Maui by artist-owner, new queen hideabed in living room. Totally remodeled and expanded kitchen. Fine top-rated Restaurant & Lounge on ground floor. Top of the Line Fine Deli open to 9 PM, travel desk, beauty parlor, Best snorkeling spot. Beautiful grounds, beautiful pool with waterfall, velvety lawn touching the beach. No more spectacular and romantic spot in the world than that of the Mana Kai Maui! It is truly a Paradise location, Heaven on Earth! The Mana Kai sits on the southern most part of Kihei, and actually relates more to Wailea in feel. What we do have over Wailea is proximity to the beach. Most of the places to stay in Wailea are up the hill, and, in at lot of cases, a long trudge to the water.

Our 2nd bedroom at the Mana Kai Maui(also designed to serve as a separate 'hotel unit' with its own entrance and total privacy) has a bar-height frig, microwave,high speed internet, small table with 2 chairs, air conditioning, mirrored closet doors, built-in cabinet for your coffeemaker, snacks, etc. It is newly remodeled with a beautiful picture window ocean view looking up the coastline towards Lahaina. Both bedrooms have king beds, bath with tub and shower.

The Mana Kai Maui sits at right angles to the water's edge out on a point looking back on the entire coastline. One of the great advantages of the Mana Kai's setting is that our lanai (balcony) is in the lee of the wind. It is one of those seemingly small details that looms large in the vacationer's ultimate enjoyment. A lanai facing into the wind will be much less pleasurable or utilized. Walk down the glorious sandy beach to the newest and most spectacular hotels on Maui. Close to shopping, markets (within a mile) golf, tennis, and all the conveniences you want when you come to Maui. Your vacation at the Mana Kai Maui will be memorable for a lifetime! Staying in our private top floor condo will assure that! Aloha!

TAT/GET ID # W-40848436-01

Keywords: Beachfront Condominium

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Greg and Kenlyn Stewart (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Greg and Kenlyn Stewart

This is a family business with Ken and Marilyn Erickson as the owners and our daughter and son in law, Kenlyn and Greg Stewart are operating the vacation rentals. They live in Knoxville Tennessee and Ken and I are in Sedona Arizona.

Greg and Kenlyn Stewart purchased this condo in 1983

Why Greg and Kenlyn Stewart chose Maui

We discovered one of the most beautiful ocean front locations in the world. We were dazzled and are still amazed to this day. It is a top beachfront location on all of Maui and starts the 2 miles of pristine, uncrowded swimming, snorkeling beach that goes all across Wailea. The climate is the best on the island...less humid than other locations. Our top floor location above the palm trees gives an amazing panoramic view, and quiet times on the lanai. Being at the very south end of Kihei, and on the sand at the north end of the amazing Keawakapu Beach is as ideal as Maui gets. Just do a google map satellite Mana Kai view, and you will see why we chose this beautiful spot in Paradise.

What makes this condo unique

The stunning panoramic views, the miles of gorgeous sandy beach, the Mana Kai Resort complete with gourmet waterfront restaurant, lounge, Sushi Bar, Happy Hour plus a wonderful upscale Deli and country store. There also is a beauty parlor. The lobby area has a travel desk for all the Maui tours. The beautiful pool and waterfall are surrounded by tiki torches at night. Very romantic lovely atmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a wonderful time in unit 809 (top floor) at the Mana Kai Maui. We had the top floor view which is breathtaking. Another really nice thing was that we also had an ocean view from the 2nd bedroom and you have to be on the top floor to get that. The owners provided everything including high speed internet, 2 flat screen televisions and their remodeled kitchen had much more counter space than most all the other units. The master bed was incredible. Most comfortable bed we have ever slept on...all memory foam. Plus the Mana Kai surely has the most spectacular beachfront location anywhere on Maui. Around 2 miles of uncrowded gorgeous beach and the amenities at the Mana Kai were great. The beachfront restaurant was wonderful and we enjoyed Happy Hour with half price drinks and pu pu's at the bar. They also had a Shushi bar which we really enjoyed. There was a travel desk which was convenient for a couple of tours we chose. One of the real conveniences was the beautiful Deli which was open until 9:00 PM. A country store was also part of it and that was very handy. We surely would recommend this 809 unit and the helpfulness of the owners who thought of everything for us.
Jan 2010
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)
Mana Kai Beachfront - Stunning Panoramic Top Floor Above the Palms View Full A/C
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews
5

Ideal place to stay on Maui

  • 5 of 5

I met my folks here for my 40th birthday as we are on different ends of the world right now.

It was a reunion as I used to live on Maui. It was an ideal spot! Thanks for sharing your holiday home with us in paradise, we would come back in a heartbeat

REASAONS ITS GREAT:

-Congenial, helpful owners

-Nice/reasonable price

-Stunning view and amazing sea breeze- we didnt need the air conditioner (this time of year anyway)

-Great beach for long walks, sitting and relaxing

-Lawn access with tree shade when beach is too windy or otherwise

-Great snorkelling at your doorstep- I snokelled every day

-Rentals, shop, bar, restaurant and pool on site which were all great

-A 3 min drive or short walk from kihei town, shops and more restaurants

-Quiet

-Really comfortable beds!

-Everything we needed was there including kitchen supplies, beach equipment, towels etc

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT:

- Maid and handyman may need call as the floors and counters were dirty when we arrived, we

fixed the doorknob as it was falling off and the kitchen table seems to be falling apart- beyond wobbly

- In need of paint job and could use some brighter artwork to spruce things up

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Comfortable with excellent view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights in March, 2016. The condo had everything we needed, and was very comfortable. The view is excellent from inside the unit and even better from the lanai. We did see whales, and turtles every day while snorkeling at the fabulous beach right in front of the building. The lawn with lounge chairs on the Mana Kai property really make staying here feel like being at a fancy hotel resort. The pool was quite nice too. I cannot say enough about how easy and pleasant it was dealing with the owner to arrange our rental of this unit. We would definitely stay here again. I recommend it for 2 couples to share this condo, because there are 2 king beds and the sliding panel doors in the living room partition off the front bedroom for privacy. The back bedroom is completely separate with it's own bathroom. The queen sofa bed would be great for 2 small children or a teenager to stay with you. We cooked meals in the fully equipped kitchen, and enjoyed making drinks in the blender, then relaxed on the lanai viewing out at the ocean, mountainside of Haaleakala, and the beach, listening to the sound of the waves and birds. Thanks again to the owner for letting us stay here at a reasonable price!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Unit at the Mana Kai

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at the Mana Kai many times and this is the best unit I've been in. Quiet, air conditioning in all rooms, and a great view over the tops of the palm trees. You can see whales from your lanai! The second bedroom has all the necessary amenities including mini fridge and coffee maker. The Mana Kai is the place to stay in Maui. A great beach and good snorkeling right outside the door. Restaurant, bar (get the ribs at happy hour), deli (like a mini-grocery), equipment rental and concierge right on the property. I'd definitely go back to this unit at the Mana Kai

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NW Oregon, USA
5

Mana Kai Maui No Ka 'Oi!

  • 5 of 5

What a peaceful, lovely, comfortable QUIET (no noise..traffic OR people!) condo rented to us by a wonderful owner! After a long day of lost bags and frustration at the car rental office, we finally arrived at the Mana Kai. You can feel the spirit of Aloha as soon as you enter this magnificent place! Artemis (front desk check in) was very sympathetic, checked us in quickly and said 'just bring this paper back in the morning'.

We went up to the condo, punched in the 'entry codes' (MUCH appreciated the fact that we didn't have to carry a key or card to get in) and were welcomed by a fabulously clean, well decorated condo. The sunset from the lanai was gorgeous with the trades blowing slightly. We left for dinner and while we were driving back, got a call that security had just signed for our 'lost luggage'. So thankful to them for that!! The entire staff is just so kind and friendly. We then just sank into the soft bed with fluffy pillows and wonderful linens. There was a bit of an issue with the new a/c unit not wanting to work correctly overnight, but a quick email to the owner and it was fixed by the service repair within 2 hours.

We loved being able to walk out right onto the soft, full, green lawn and the golden sandy beach...the best beach in South Maui. There were plenty of chairs both on the lawn and at the pool. Appreciated the foot/shower wash near the pool, too, so we could rinse off all the sand before re-entering the condo. The small convenience store/deli was nice to have for snacks, souvenirs and 'floaties'.

Snorkel, float, body surf...do it all right here on the beach. The front closet of the 'A' unit had a lot of beach chairs, snorkel gear, umbrellas, body board, etc. Much appreciated items by the guys!

Enjoyed cooking meals in the kitchen (thank you for the drip style coffee pot!!) and the BBQs on the lawn worked beautifully.

A short drive up South Kihei road and you can find shopping, dining, ABC stores, gas, groceries....you name it, it's there. Try Ohana's Seafood Bar & Grill. A new place that just opened (Oct. 2015) REALLY good food...as good or better than Coconuts!

We were so impressed with the Mana Kai property that we plan a return trip soon. This is THE BEST condo we've stayed in!

Thank you for everything! We couldn't have asked for a better owner to work with or a nicer place to call home on Maui. Maui No Ka 'Oi! MAHALO!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River Vale, NJ
5

Best beach in Kihei!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely, hands down, the best beach in Kihei! You cannot get closer to the beach, which is wide, plenty of places to snorkel, and has a soft green lawn as well. The condo is just out of town, so there is no traffic noise or congestion. A quick drive to restaurants and other adventures. We will never forget the gorgeous view from our lanai.....

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Mahalo for Magical Maui Moments!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I live on Maui and love to have visitors. My parents were able to come out for just a few days and really wanted to make the most of their time, so we were ecstatic to find this unit at the Mana Kai- and on the top floor no less! Keawakapu is my absolute favorite beach on the island and I have always wanted my parents to be able to wake up and go to sleep to that stunning view.

When they arrived we were thrilled to walk thru the entry door and look straight out the lanai sliders to a sweeping view of the ocean, beach, Molokini and the slopes of Haleakala. The condo is comfortable and clean, with everything you need to be able to just walk in, drop your luggage and get right to the relaxing- seriously all they needed to bring was sunscreen and a hat. I had made a Safeway grocery run prior to their arrival for the staples and then they just hopped downstairs to Zach's for any extras and the daily paper. It could not have been more convenient.

My dad normally complains of sleepless nights when he travels, (even at luxury resorts) but was ecstatic to report that he slept like a log on the super comfortable bed. They left the glass doors to the lanai open throughout the night so the gentle sound of the ocean lulled them to sleep each evening. We enjoyed the beach and pool of course, and also had many happy moments just lounging in the living room or on the lanai- it just felt so comfortable and inviting. I booked them the 2 bdrm just so they could have extra space and privacy. The 2nd bedroom mostly went unused except for quick changes into swim suites, but if we were to stay with them it would have been plenty of room and space.

The condo is clean, bright and stocked up and seems like it has been somewhat recently updated except for the bathrooms, which only show that paint trends have changed in the last few years; but you don't come to stay on the beach in Maui to critique bathroom paint.

My parents visit us just about every year, and I have booked them at many different locations, from ocean front condos to high end resorts, and this was by far their favorite. They decided within minutes that this was the place, and that there would be no question where they would stay next time. The owners were so quick to respond, the payment and coordination was a breeze and the condo was perfection for them. Thank you for sharing your island home with us and I am so so happy to have finally found 809- the perfect place!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Kahului
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Fine restaurant, Top of the line Deli, Sushi bar, Happy Hour, Water sports shop,Tiki torches, Best snorkeling & Best location!!!

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Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 2016
Apr 8 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
High Season 2016-17
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$445
 
 
Low Season 2017
Apr 9 2017 - Dec 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$345
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

TAT/GET ID # W-40848436-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 765 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) extra long California King beds in both bedrooms, (1) Queen Hide-a-bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pool, Linens, beach towels provided, Spectacular top floor view - on 2 miles of uncrowded sandy beach, New glass top stove, new frig, new drapes, new dining room set, Owners take pride in constantly updating the condo, In the one bedroom unit, sliding shoji screen separate the living room and master bedroom, Usually left open during the day to maximize the panoramic view. New gas barbecues on the grounds. A popular and welcome addition.

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