I actually live in Maui - but away from the ocean. When I heard about Charlotte and Chip's special introductory rate for their newly reappointed condo at Kihei Kai, my girlfriend and I jumped at a chance to have a quick getaway on the beach.
First, a bit of "local info": Kihei is more developed than most other parts of Maui, but this end of Kihei is very close to a big wildlife sanctuary. The beaches here are very quiet, and vacation rentals here are FAR less expensive than the more upscale resorts at Wailea and Kaanapali. While Kihei's large condo developments may not be that attractive from the street, the ocean side of many of these places is truly spectacular. Such is the case with Kihei Kai. With a sandy beach, views of the West Maui Mountains, lush tropical plantings, manicured lawns, lounge chairs, gas grills, etc, it's very easy to forget that streetside parking lot.
Be aware that the interiors of individual condos may vary widely. Kihei Kai's Unit 12, however, was fabulous - (and not managed by Kihei Kai, so don't call them about this rental.) Charlotte and Chip turned their second-story, one-bedroom rental into a posh and cozy retreat. They've equipped #12 with granite counters, stainless kitchen appliances, new carpeting, WIFI, an HD flatscreen with Blueray player, free long distance calling (there are cordless phones in the livingroom and bedroom), and a brand new king-size bed with a superb mattress. Their balcony/lanai features a wrought iron table and chairs AND a very nice outdoor recliner which, I'm happy to report, was a perfect accessory for napping to the sound of ocean waves.
We had a great time. Everything in Unit 12 was brand new and beautiful. The (full) kitchen had all the amenities necessary to prepare everything from a good cup of coffee to a fresh-caught Ahi filet. Add a comfy couch, big flatscreen and a huge, comfortable bed, and you've got a great oceanside getaway at cheap hotel rates. A steal. We'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kihei Kai Condominiums are on Sugar Beach. Enjoy comfortable and completely furnished one bedroom condos that can accommodate up to four people. Oceanfront, Ocean View, Partial Ocean View and Garden views Condos. The resort is a nonsmoking facility with designated smoking areas. All condos have fully equipped electric kitchens (complete with microwave and full size appliances), air conditioning, ceiling fans, cable TV, highspeed cable internet and phone. On site laundry facilities and parking are provided. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kihei Kai Oceanfront Condos Maui