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“Great family spot”
Review of Menehune Shores

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Menehune Shores
Ranked #22 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great family spot”
Reviewed 7 February 2008

Wow, what a great spot. Kihei isn't the glamour end of Maui but what it lacks in style in makes up for in location. An easy drive to Wailea and the fabulour Four Seasons (make sure you check it out). A vast array of local restaurants. Easy access to beaches along the South Coast stretch. About a 45min drive into Lamai.

What we loved about Menehune shores was;
- the grooming, the grass was so green and well kept
- views from every roon
- the roof top BBQ area - stunning views and well equipped
- condo vs hotel life - the full kitchen was well stocked and got a workout from us

We rented through Home Exchange but there are other ways of getting in touch just using google or similar.

Whilst we were two single girls, I think this place would best suit a family. It has everything you need right there.

Enjoy!

  • Liked — The views
  • Disliked — Distance from Lamai
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with friends
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Oregon
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2007

We went to Maui for a vacation we bought at an auction and our condo was at the Menehune Shores. These condos are all indivudally owned so some MAY be nice, but ours was so bad we stayed one night and found another place to stay! It was on the bottom floor, no air conditioning, and notices to not leave windows or doors open because of the high rate of break-ins! SO, here we are in AUGUST with no AC, 2 broken fans, and can't open the windows or doors... lovely!

The unit was a mess. The screen door just fell off... the refrig and the tubs were TOTALLY rusted out (not just a drip mark, mind you... but RUST!!! The FRONT door knob was almost totally falling off... the TV didn't work in the bedroom... AND... there were fleas! It was so bad... luckily we are owners at WORLDMARK and they had a last minute cancellation so our vacation was saved... but not our $$$ we spent at the auction.

Get pictures of this place BEFORE you go... make sure its NOT on the ground floor and that there is AC. GOOD LUCK!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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9 Thank HulaHolly
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Kimo505, Owner at Menehune Shores, responded to this review, 31 October 2007
I apologize on behalf of all the other owners. This unit was NOT typical and should not be used as an example of the property. One management company manages almost ll (but certainly not this one) of the units that are rented and does a great job. The seaweed problem is mostly solved and all of the rentals in the pool mentioned are updated, clean and well maintained. Unfortunately the rest of us can't control what one owner does. I wish you would have posted the unit number so others could avoid it. All the best. JAO
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san jose
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2007

Just got back yesterday!! Loved it at Menehune Shores. Have stayed in many places in Kihei and would definitely return to Menehune Shores. Staff there was great and very helpful with places to go. The kids were allowed to play in the pool with no problems (unlike some other condos we have stayed at that had a pool guy that yelled at them) We stayed in unit 509 and would stay there again. It was nicely furnished and clean, with a wonderful view. We had friends in 609 and it was beautiful and a little more upscale than ours. It is referred to as the penthouse. The grounds are very well kept and access to the neighboring beach thru the gate is a plus. We never heard a tractor removing sea weed, but the beach towards Wailea is a litle rocky and does get stinky as you walk by. The walk towards the harbor is much nicer and the kids loved the beach next to the Whale Sanctuary. Menehune Shores is a great place to stay and is a wonderful value for your money. Location is also great, so close to many things! Thanks Sam in reservations for suggesting our unit!!!! We will be back again!

  • Liked — Right on the Ocean
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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4 Thank momof2SanJose
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Salem, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2007

We stayed in unit 415 which is a 3brm/2bth oceanfront unit. The condo was very well equipped with an amazing view. Very clean. The location is great because at the North end of Kihei this means that you can avoid some major traffic hassles when going to Lahaina.

Pros: Facilities, property, and condo was excellent. There was great snorkeling in the fish pond, easy access to Kihei, Wailea, and Lahaina. The bar at Yorman's serves a killer Mai Tai and Lava Flow. The pool is well kept and pretty. The price was excellent and the value was spectacular.

Cons: There is no real sunbathing beach. Seaweed/Algae washes up on the beach each morning. The condo takes a tractor and cleans it up Mon-Friday before 7:00 am, but it is still not very good for long sunbathing and I would not wade out after 11:00 in the morning as the seaweed starts rolling in again. So if you are one who likes step out of your condo and plop on the beach, I would recommend a condo south of Cove Park.

I would definately stay here again.

I did not post pictures because the condos are individually owned. But suffice it to say that the pictures provided by the owner were spot on and if anything, the condo was much nicer than the pictures.

  • Liked — It was very well equipped with beach paraphanilia!
  • Disliked — That the beach out front was not somewhere I would hang out all day.
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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6 Thank littlelisa
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colorado
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2007

We just returned 2 weeks ago. The 2 bdrm unit was spotless and stocked with every appliance we needed. Some units are better updated than others so check the pictures. The big benefit here is you are on the ocean vs across the road - try to be in the center of the complex to avoid road noise. The pool is not big but clean and the grounds are really nice. The gas BBQ's make it easy and Yorman's restaurant is a nice attribute. You can swim (me = every morning) in the royal fish pond but you will need to drive 15 minutes to Kamole I,II,III (actually prefer Big Beach). You can easily get to Kihie for grocery & restaurants, or head to Waliea, Hana or Lahiana while enjoying the slower not as touristy pace of Kihiei.

  • Stayed April 2007
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8 Thank djcrespo
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San Luis Obispo, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2007

We stayed here in December 2006 and had a great time. The condo, which is privately owned, was very clean and had all the amenities we needed. The view of the ocean from our balcony was beautiful. The building is close to great beaches, shopping and dining, and is only a few miles from gorgeous Wailea and the airport. My only complaint was that we were in an end unit and the traffic noises from the street were very loud. I recommend staying in a unit closer to the middle of the building, which is farther from the street and has better views of the ocean.

  • Liked — proximity to beaches
  • Disliked — traffic noise
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled with family
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7 Thank Fuddy
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Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2006

After a terrible start at Kihei Kai Nani, my husband and I cut our losses and returned to our buddy from Kentucky "Sam" at Menhune Reservations. He quickly hooked us up with a beautiful ground floor, fully renovated condo that was like a little slice of heaven. Where else in Kihei can you get an ocean front for this price??? I noticed in other reviews, concern about the condition of some of the units so I would suggest that you contact Sam and he will refer you to their website. It has photos of each unit they have available so you won't have any surprises upon arrival. I don't know what ever posessed us to stray from Sam in the first place but I know for certain that we never will again!!

  • Stayed April 2006
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13 Thank cjay0121
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Property: Menehune Shores
Address: 760 S Kihei Rd, PO Box 1327, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7515
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
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Ranked #22 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Menehune Shores 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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