Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Rod, Lois and Brad Tomlinson
About Rod, Lois and Brad Tomlinson
Rod and Lois have rented units in Kihei Alii Kai on many visits to Maui and always loved the spaciousness of the units and the closeness of the beach. Our family (children and grandchildren) spent Xmas 2010 at the complex and our son Brad got excited about having a winter retirement home in Maui in the future. So we casually started looking at property and the more we viewed, the more Kihei Alii Kai came out on top! When we found this ground floor, upgraded and private unit, with its perfect location in the complex, it sold itself! This is now our comfortable tropical home away from home. We hope that you will love it as we do, and that you will treat it as carefully as you would your own home. Enjoy!
Rod, Lois and Brad Tomlinson purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Rod, Lois and Brad Tomlinson chose Kihei
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! South Kihei has the best weather, most sun and three of the most popular beach parks in Hawaii. Unlike self-contained hotel resort settings, it has a folksy “village-like” atmosphere. You can walk to restaurants, shopping, beaches, a health-food store and internet café. There are six championship golf courses within 15 minutes and easy access to the Pi’ilani Highway for fast trips to other places on the island. Early morning on South Kihei Road is a jogger/walker's paradise. It is few minutes drive to central Kihei with three supermarkets (including Safeway), Longs Drug Store, hardware store, local theater productions and other shopping amenities.
What makes this Condo unique
Kihei Ali’i Kai is a popular condominium complex with its own access road to ample parking for guests and visitors. Some of the parking is covered. It is clean and well managed. The concrete and building block construction makes for quietness between units. The layout, designed with lanais located so they do not look at each other, creates a sense of privacy. The pool is one of the largest and the pool deck one of the most spacious in the area. A large Jacuzzi complements both pool and deck. Showers for removing beach sand are located at the entrance to the complex. Two tennis courts complete the recreation facilities. Two BBQ areas provide a place for guests to meet and visit after the sun goes down
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
There are two designated smoking areas only.
Children not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
From the first communication exchange up to our trip, everything was perfect and exactly as expected. Quick responses from the owner, perfect location (2 minutes walk to the beach), nicely decorated condo with everything we needed, I definitely recommend it! We really enjoyed Maui and will definitely return. Thank you!
Loved staying here! Everything was perfect! Clean, spacious, great amenities, excellent location! Can’t wait to come back!
Very nice place in a great location. Owners responsive to questions. Condo well equipped and lanai a real bonus.
Great little condo
The condo is beautifully kept. The beach is so close and they have everything you could need for you. My only complaint would be the air conditioner. I understand it’s expensive but it gets a little toasty at night even with the fans on. All in all a wonderful trip and a great place to stay!
The air conditioner is on a timer which allows one hour of use at a time. We had to do this because unfortunately some people would leave the air conditioner running all day when they were not home. I have spent lots of time in the condo in the hot summer months and have never used the air conditioner. There is a bar to put in the window in the bedroom to allow it to be left open 4-5 inches and it won’t open farther for security. There is a pin in the balcony door which allows it to be pinned open about 4-5 inches and secured so no one can enter. One can also leave the inside door open and the screen door deadbolted on a hot night. If you do all these things the cross breeze keeps the place nice and cool especially if the fan above the bed is left on.
Very clean, conveniently located, private apartment that has everything a vacationer wants to have from kitchen to entertainment and beach stuff. We just could not wish for more. Thank you for making our vacation this amazing!
Insufficient air conditioning, too many stickers
Location was great , just across the street from the beach. There were also several restaurants/sandwich shops nearby. All were great. Unfortunately the temperature was in the 90s that week and the air conditioning could not handle it. Only one wall unit was available and that ran on a timer. The bedroom became quite uncomfortable at night even with two fans running. Also, the owner provide many many instructions on what to do and not do in the condo. It was excessive and made me unwelcome. We counted over 50 label maker stickers. I have rented through VRBO many times and have never encountered this.
The condo can be kept adequately cool at night by using the pin in the lanai door to secure it open 4-5 inches, leaving the bedroom window open and if needed you can also leave the front inside dorm open as the screen door is fortified. You use the fans in the house and bedroom and create a nice cross breeze. The air conditioner can be used to cool the house down before bed but is on a one hour timer. This is due to past guests leave the unit running all day long while they were out which was costing a lot. As for the complaint about signage it’s a no win. Some people will complain if things aren’t adequately signed that they can’t find things.