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“Beautiful Ocean Views”
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Menehune Shores
Ranked #23 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
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Palm Springs
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138 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Beautiful Ocean Views”
Reviewed 22 July 2012

This is basically a timeshare that rents out in one week intervals. Basic terms of accomodations but the highlight is sitting on the balcony with a direct ocean front view. It is a good value but nothing special in the accomodations.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Fullerton, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2012

We vacationed in Maui during the month of May and were looking for a hotel that was beach front but budget friendly. Lucky for us we found Menehune shores on VRBO.com. We rented the condo thru a private owner and the deal was a steal. Great location right in front of the water with a beautiful view. The Indian restaurant downstairs was a plus and the price/menu was great. We will definitely be back next year to condo 411. Clean condo+comfy bed+great view+budget friendly= Happy/Fun Family Vacation!! :)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

My wife and I just returned from a week stay at Menehune Shores. We stayed in # 411, which is probably the closet unit to the ocean. From the edge of our balcony to the water, was no more than 20 feet. Needless to say, it's a million dollar view. The condo was clean and well stocked, including life jackets for the kayak that's included w/this specific unit.. Bob, the owner, was always available to answer any questons and easy to deal with. Bob also has more units for rent here including one just a few doors away from 411, which makes it perfect if you have another couple you travel with.
The complex as a whole is kid friendly, the pool was very clean, and there is a resturant onsite. It's Indian food, which is not my favorite, but we ate there 1 night and it was ok. I'm a BBQ man, and twice we bought our own steaks and used the BBQs by the pool.
An overview of Kihei, if you like a slower pace, more of a local flavor, quiet beaches and away from the big resorts, then Kihei is the place for you.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2012

I loved the oceanview from our lanai at Menehune shores condo #117. We ate breakfast and dinner on the lanai. Our one bedroom condo was conveniently located about one mile from Longs Drugs (which had a Redbox) and one mile from a small farmers market and ABC store. We walked on the beach to each on two separate mornings. The condo was clean. I thought the bed and sofa were comfortable but my BF did not. No A/C. I used the ceiling fan every night. Bathroom was fine. It was a great value at $130 a night (Our neighbors in #116 paid $105 a night Wow),Wifi internet, cable tv and dvd player were all included. This condo is located in the middle of the complex so i did not hear the cars passing on the busy Kihei road. I could hear the motorcycle in the parking lot. In general though, the other guests were quiet. I still wore ear plugs at night because my BF was still on California time and got up very early every morning.
Kihei is centrally located on the island. So close to the airport/Costco/Kmart area. Also close to Iao Valley needle. We swam at Big Beach and snorkeled at Ahihi Kinau. I snorkeled at Black rock too in Kaanapali but didn't like the crowds and wind and few parking spots. I did snorkel once in front on condo but visibility was low. And this time I finally made it to Hana. Remember it's the journey to Hana that makes the trip great. Look out for my review for the road to Hana.
Don't forget to visit Local boy for shave ice! I would definitely return to this condo for great value.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

We stayed in one of the nicer units we could fine (unit 309) at this complex and despite the complex being a bit dated we generally enjoyed our stay. The owners were great to deal with, and the unit was the nicest we saw compared to other units we were able to check out while we were staying there. This unit is updated nicely with great kitchen & bath upgrades including; granite counter tops, nice tile, and a great master shower. The best part of the unit is the view which is hard to beat - we had family staying in another unit on the property so we decided to stay here with them for convenience. We generally prefer a bit newer and higher end units so that is reflected in our reviews

You can hear some noise from the restaurant 2 floors directly under the unit if you try to go to sleep before 10PM; clinking glasses, silverware, muffled conversations, and some light live music - if the wind or waves are loud enough you wouldn't hear much. The unit has no A/C so the windows must be open to be comfortable. Wind seems to be stronger in general in the North Kihei area so at times the front door was impossible to open for one person if the sliding doors were open. It was like a wind tunnel at times! Plus, with the dust driven in by the wind our feet were black most of the time - despite trying to keep the floors clean. This unit/building had the oldest aluminum sliding doors/storm windows we have seen for a while.

The views are the only thing that make this condo worth the prices charged. Compared to other properties in Hawaii, for the $200 or so a night off-season, the building just seems dated and older - really overrated to us. That being said this particular unit seemed to be the nicest in the complex, and being right over the ocean I guess makes the prices that high.

We can stay in a newer 5 star quality condo on the Big Island for less than we paid for this 2 star building, I don't know how this price compares to other Maui properties beyond what we researched online.

The pool, while clean, is just a simple oval - nothing too fancy. There are also worn out weathered stairs to the beach that are closed due to the walls and railings falling apart, plus the gas Tiki-Torches in front of the restaurant and pool were not working so they had a couple of the fake solar ones to make it look better I guess...The nicest part of the grounds was the neatly kept grass, with shuffleboard courts, and 3 BBQ grills we used.

It seems like a bit of remodeling/updating of the complex, the restaurant, the pool, and grounds could really help out as it was built so long ago it really shows it's age.

Room Tip: This is a good condo for the views alone, if you can get a room in the center of the building - be c...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Nanaimo, Canada
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2012

We just returned from our third stay at Menehune Shores. The last two vacations we rented Unit 408. This unit is well maintained and well stocked. It has excellent lanai views of the ocean, fish pond, pool and gardens. The owners of 408 live near by and always ensure that the unit is ready for the next tenants. The Menehune Shores complex is the best bet in Maui. The large maintenance crew appear each and every morning to clean and maintain the premises. The amenities include a pool, bbqs, and a wonderful Indian restaurant (Monsoons) attached to the building. We also receive excellent service booking with Menehune Reservations and were pleased to see KH is doing a wonderful job of taking over Sam's business. On a final note, there are so many outstanding restaurants to choose from in Kihei. Besides Monsoons, we loved Cafe O'Lei, 808 Bistro, Sansei Sushi and Amigos. Ocean's Bar and Restaurant has a great happy hour with many drinks for $2.50 and $2 off pupus.

Room Tip: Unit 408 has great views and a very nice unit.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Million dollar view from the newly remodeled condo. Coffee on the lanai every morning was fabulous. Couldn't have wished for a better place. K.H. at Menehune Reservations was most helpful. We'll be back!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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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 #23 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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