About the property
- Condo1126 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 14 nights
Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
We listened to you and added air conditioning, and there are four air handlers. They are in all three bedrooms and one in the living room. This is on top of having gone all out in creating a professionally custom designed spectacular unit! You will not find another unit like it in Menehune Shores, and especially the fact that it is three bedroom, all of Kihei. As you walk in, you know right away that the color scheme, furnishings, and decor are special. We moved walls and increased the sizes of both bathrooms, without sacrificing adjoining rooms, a big plus.
We welcome those who appreciate quality and comfort. The unit accommodates six in beds. We can also supply futons with bedding for up to two children under about the age of ten that would not mind sleeping on the floor. As guests stay here, we are finding they want to return.
The unit is located on the ground floor in the center front of the building offering convenient accessibility from parking on one side and access to beaches, the manicured lawn, and the pool on the other. It is as close as you can be to the ocean view and be able to listen to the surf. A plus is that you are away from road noise. As you sit on your own lanai, you are looking at the historic 16th Century Alii (royal) fishpond of Ko'ie'ie, and during whale season (Dec-Apr) you can watch the humpback whales in Ma'alaea Bay. You also view the islands of Lanai and Kaho'olawe and Molokini crater. From the lanai, it's a treat to step out at night and enjoy the starry skies.
The unit is outfitted with free wi-fi, a 54 inch widescreen TV, home theater/entertainment surround system with Blu-Ray player and Netflix access. The kitchen has been updated with modern high-end appliances, new cabinets and counters throughout, king size beds in two bedrooms and twins in the third.
Next door is the Kalepolepo Park and Beach, and then the Hawaiian Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and Learning Center that offers talks on a regular basis. It is a very short drive to various restaurants, grocery shopping, plus a complete variety of shopping. Excellent golf courses are nearby. Public tennis courts are within walking distance to the south. The Pacific Ocean Center with a wonderful aquarium is a short drive. You are centrally located to the whole island. You view Haleakala one direction and the Pacific Ocean in the other. It is a true Maui paradise!
Take a look at the pictures of the condo and of things to do while on Maui. Many of them were taken recently by a guest that stayed for a month.
Please note that our cancellation policy is a fee of $250 at the time of booking up to 60 days ahead of arrival and no refund after 60 days unless we are able to re-book; then you will be refunded for those days.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Cheryl Peterson
I live in Washington State, near Seattle. I first came to Hawaii on my honeymoon and loved it. Then when my parents were coming here often on business related to agriculture they discovered that Menehune Shores was being built, and they had one of the first opportunities to be able to pick a choice unit, and that is what they did in buying this three bedroom unit located on the ground floor and central in the building away from the road and on the water. Now my husband and I along with our two married children and four grandchildren visit as often as we can.
Cheryl Peterson purchased this Condo in 1977
Why Cheryl Peterson chose Kihei
As you come to realize when you stay here is that Menehune Shores is uniquely located on Maui. It is central to be able to access the major sights but still relatively private and away from the hubbub of crowded spots yet near grocery and other shopping and restaurants, golf, everything you might want. It is on the desirable west side of the island but not far from the airport; it is convenient to the major sights such as Haleakala, Hana, Lahaina, Wailea, some of the best beaches, and more. We truly love it. .
What makes this Condo unique
From your own private lanai (remember to take your binoculars!) you look out at West Maui, Kaho'olawe, Ma'alaea Bay, Lanai, and Molokini. During whale season you can see the humpbacks for a real treat. A unique aspect of Menehune Shores is that it is located right on one of the ancient fishponds that were built for royalty (called the Ali'i) literally hundreds of years ago. It is truly a treasured cultural heritage and this one happens to be one of the best that is maintained. You can go to the website Ko'ie'ie and learn more. It is so large that today it offers the benefit of shallow wading and swimming for children and for everyone to practice their snorkeling techniques. We spend a lot of time right at the condo taking a brisk beach walk, playing games, swimming, snorkeling, boogey boarding, enjoying the beach, playing shuffleboard, or we simply enjoy being together in the wonderful warm weather and Hawaii atmosphere. We also like to take a day and go to Lahaina. That's an easy drive. Or we may drive to the top of Haleakala; we need to have brought our jackets for that one. Or we may elect to take the infamous, beautiful, and extremely interesting 'Road to Hana.'
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Tropical Vacation For Our Family!
We stayed for 9 nights in April in this lovely condominium along with our two children, their spouses and 2 grandchildren. Menehune Shores and this particular 3 bedroom condo is the perfect location on Maui for our family. We love ground floor, direct oceanfront, well manicured lawns, great bbq's, outstanding beach for young kids and a lovely pool! The Kihei area is close to the best beaches on Maui and typically has the sunniest weather on the island. An additional plus for us is it's proximity to Costco (just 20 minutes) as we love to bbq each evening at sunset. Outstanding bbq's and great food and drink are convenient at a very reasonable price.
The unit itself is spacious, updated, ground floor, 3 bedroom (tough to find on Maui), as close to the Ocean as you can get, lush green lawn (as nice as many golf course putting greens), beautiful swaying palm trees and sunsets to die for.
We received excellent prompt communication from Cheryl during the booking process and before our trip. Our on-island contact, Richard, was courteous and timely in response to our needs during our stay.
What is not to like?
Gregg & Margo
Gig Harbor, WA
Thank you so much. We certainly enjoyed having you stay with us. Glad to hear you made good use of the bbqs. That's also a fun way to get to know others staying at Menehune Shores. Thank you, too, for acknowledging Richard, your on-island contact when you stay at my condo. He likes taking care of any needs that may arise for guests when they are there. We hope it works for you to return.
Amazing view, great location on Maui. Well appointed and comfortable condo.
Beautiful property in an excellent location. Great sandy beach in the fish pond for swimming with sea turtles every day.
Still my favorite place to stay on Maui!!
I have stayed in this unit five times now and enjoy it more every time. The owners pay close attention to detail and it shows. It is very conveniently located to be able to get around to the island sights such as Hana, Haleakala, Wailea, and Lahaina, yet it is quiet compared to much of Kihei. We love that it is right on the water! It has a good Indian restaurant on site, but we often drive to nearby Nalu's for island fare or to Coconuts when the kids are with us. We'll be back!
We are so glad to hear you have discovered Nalu's. Others we enjoy are Cheeseburger Island Style in the Shops in Wailea, also Tommy Bahama. And don't miss breakfast at the Kihei Caffe. Monkeypod Kitchen is great, as is The Five Palms for a special time and Cafe O'Lei. Da Kitchen is good, so too is 3's Bar and Grill and the AmiAmi. For casual another is Fork and Salad. Lots of good eats!
Beautiful unit, great location!
We had a tremendous stay at Menehune Shores. The owner Cheryl is a wonderful and accommodating person. She will keep in contact with you during the rental process and call you on the first day of your stay to make sure all is good upon your arrival. She was even able to extend our stay as we lost 3 days at the start due to snow storms on the east coast. Now that’s accommodating! The unit is nicely remodeled with all the amenities you could ask for, stainless kitchen which is well stocked, beautiful tiled baths, air conditioning if you need it, beach accessories, chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, etc., you will not want for more.We really enjoyed the ground floor location with its quick access to the beautiful beaches, pool and grills. Sunsets off the lanai are beautiful but make a trip to the roof for one, a nice experience. Kihei is a great location on Maui, wonderful place to start your explorations of the island.It has that laid back vibe and friendly atmosphere that is exactly what we wanted for this vacation. We will definitely contact Cheryl again when we schedule our next trip to Maui. A beautiful unit located on an island Paradise.
Wow, thank you so very much. You have really hit the highlights of the pluses of staying with us. It was fun to connect with you while you were there, and we look forward to your return.
This was a great property that exceeded my expectations. We had a group of 7 (5 adults, 2 pre-schoolers) and there was plenty of space so we never felt cramped. What really helped was being on the first floor so we could open the patio doors and extend the living space onto the nice lawn. Our kids loved playing ball out there and chasing the other kids around. And, of course, the views were incredible (especially sunsets). We booked this hoping to see whales from the lanai, but unfortunately, the majority of whales seemed to have left a little early this year. (We still found a few on a whale watching trip, though). I imagine during peak season, it would be great whale watching from this property. We did see sea turtles in the fish pond, both underwater and on the rock wall, which was a wonderful treat.
Cheryl was fantastic to work with--very communicative and eager to help. Her property manager was also great. We ended up trying to fit a last-minute snorkel in our final morning (since the day before was shot due to rain) and our clothes weren't quite dry by the time we needed to leave. He allowed my husband to stay in the unit while he waited for them to finish. (The kids and I had everything else in the car).
This was our first time staying in Kihei, and I'm glad we did. It was a very convenient location for getting around south Maui yet had everything we needed within a 5-minute drive. Much better than Maalea where we've stayed before.
The unit itself is nicely updated, especially compared to others in the same building. The kitchen had everything we needed, though we didn't do any serious cooking. There were also starter supplies of detergents, trash bags, paper supplies, etc. The best part was all the beach gear. Our kids loved the sand toys and we appreciated the beach chairs.
Overall, I highly recommend this property and hope we will be able to return soon!
We are very pleased that you chose our place for your family vacation. Like you say, it is great to be able to have the lawn as an "extension" of the condo. And the view absolutely can't be beat. Plus like you say, everything you might need is nearby. We look forward to your return.
This place was great. We have two young kids (3yr old and 15 month old) and this place was perfect for them with the grassy area out back and just a few steps from the beach.
The condo is stocked with everything you need and is close to “downtown” Kihei and only about 35 min from Lahaina.
The beach is great for kids - no waves, shallow water and sea turtles out in the rocks.
We will be back. The property owner, Cheryl, even called the first night to make sure everything was ok. Thank you Cheryl!
Thank you so much. It is a great place for kids the ages of yours to be able to run out on the lawn and to the nearby beach and swimming in the ancient Hawaiian fishpond right in front of Menehune Shores. We look forward to your return!
Menehune Shores is in a wonderful location, central to sightseeing and not far from the airport. It is very convenient to be able to go up to Haleakala or to drive around to Hana. It is near Wailea for golf and to great beaches for swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and having beach time. Great restaurants and shopping are nearby, too.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Additional guests over 6 $40pp/night. Check-in time 3pm; check-out time 11am. Fewer than 5 nights cleaning fee of $225. Cancellation fee: $250, no refund after 60 days prior to arrival unless can re-book. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Year round availability. HI tax ID# W17818344.