Private 1/2 Acre Property with 1 King Bedroom/1 Bathroom, close to the beach.
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Aloha Guests, It has been my pleasure to work in the travel industry for nearly 30 years. I am looking forward to extending the Island of Maui's 'Aloha' to you. I know what it takes to create a peaceful, stress free, clean and beautiful environment and would love to share this with you. I am MauiJOY because I live on Maui and have been called 'JOY' in many of the Happiness classes I have taken. I am MauiJOY on backgammon sites as it is one of my favorite games to play. I am MauiJOY on Facebook and Twitter too. I am the owner and State of Hawaii licensed broker of my own small company in real estate called, International Real Estate Services, LLC. Traveling on my own, I have gone around the world visiting many places including Japan, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, (Burma), Nepal, Myanmar, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, South America, Europe and South America. So much to see and do yet Maui is my home sweet home and I would love to share it with you. E Komo Mai! Welcome
MauiJOY purchased this House in 1994
Why MauiJOY chose Kihei
I purchased this home because of it's ocean views and location away from everything yet close enough to get to it all (Resorts, golf, restaurants, shopping including the best beaches in the world in about 3 minutes by car.) The views are probably the best in the area as the location is on the edge of the neighborhood with thousands of acres of vacant land adjacent to the lower gardens. It's quiet, with peaceful tranquility and neighbors who are use to this peace and quiet and Maui County noise ordinances are very strict. No noise after 9PM to 8AM.
What makes this House unique
Would you like to pamper yourselves with a private chef, massages poolside, aromatherapy, 10-day detoxing, private consierge services? Happy to arrange for a private boat (whale watch), concert tickets and will do our best to help to create the vacation you have painted in your mind and heart. You may not want to leave the MauiJOY Guest Suite as the large swimming pool overlooks the vast ocean from the West Maui Mountains, across to the island of Lana'i, Molokini Crater, Kahoolawe and up to Haleakala. There are few street lights in this area providing the most amazing views of the vast night sky. The views of the Milky Way are brilliant! I use my I-Pad night sky app as we can see and learn so much about our universe. The full moon reflecting in the pool provides romantic lighting while the fragrant flowers fill the air with their perfume. Yes, this is paradise and it can be yours.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Everything and more!
We really enjoyed our week here! The view is absolutely amazing and the property is a gem (and huge). There are so many plants, birds and fruit trees to enjoy. It is truly your own little oasis. The owner does stay on property, but completely kept to herself and gave us our privacy. She was very accessible when we needed and was very helpful when it came to recommendations for beaches, places to eat and site seeing. We had our infant and toddler and definitely overpacked. She has a LOT of kid-related items and other essentials, so I would recommend checking with her if there is something you need before traveling with it as she likely has it. The bed was extremely comfortable and the the air conditioning worked great when needed. Overall we would highly recommend staying here, it was an experience we will never forget!
Here are the pros:
- Very nice view
- Nice property
- Birds are lovely.
Here are the cons (and should be taken seriously, they ruined our trip):
- The owner of the property is there ALL the time, so you have NO privacy! She lives in the other section of the house (I could hear her snoring throughout the night). There is no other section to rent. Also, when you leave, she will come in and shut off any lights and the air. I totally understand energy conservation, however, ask me how long I'm going to be out. Running to the grocery store and back isn't a good enough reason to enter the rental and shut things off.
- There is no possibility of having a clothing optional experience, because of what I stated above (the owner lives there). Why even put that in the listing (unless you don't mind the possibility of the owner watching your private moments).
She doesn't know how to operate any of the pool equipment and you will need to swim with the vacuum in the pool along with its very long hose. The filter should go on every day so at least any residue on top of the water can be directed into the skimmer box. The pool man comes on Wednesday, so have fun swimming in a dirty pool.
Cockroaches and lizards in your rental space. I can let the lizards slide, but cockroaches? Have your house sprayed for "pests" there are eco-friendly companies out there.
Honestly, it's a shame. We saved up to go away, I've never been to Hawaii, and we have four kids, so this was a big trip for us organizing everything, the children, our jobs and time off.
We feel like the proper's bio is a big Misrepresentation of what really goes on there and if VRBO does not hold her accountable, then they are just a guilty.
You know the saying, "buyer beware...."
Mahalo (Thank you) for your positive remarks.
I am sorry to hear this as I try to make this place a wonderful, peaceful, beautiful retreat for relaxing and renewal of body, mind and spirit.
I am so sorry that you are now blaming me for your own problems in your relationship! You and your "boyfriend" argued for five of the seven days you were here. You & he were loud, slamming car doors. I didn't evict you, thinking that you would sort out your differences. I actually felt sorry for you
To respond to some of your accusations:
1. I did NOT go into your guest suite nor would I do that without permission from my guests. We went in with your permission to fix the internet connection once and that was just after your arrival.
2. Weekly pool service does come and keeps it in pristine condition. Everything is kept in working order. I have lived here for 25 years and know how everything works and have an on-call house/pool service for any problems.
3. I have a PV system on my roof and my electric bill is very low so guests can use A/C and lights whenever they want. Did you possibly have a timer on and thought I went in and turned it off?
4. Night lighting does attract bugs in the tropics even at the Resorts. I am very picky and use orange oil as a pest control and would have sprayed again if you needed it.
I gave you a poor rating due to your constant arguing and stated that I would NOT rent to you again.
When asked if anything was amiss/broken/needs improvement during your stay,during check out, you said, "NO".
The MauiJOY is a place of peace and comfort to many. Guests who have decided to go "clothing optional" can attest to their complete privacy. I don't see them and they don't see me. Look at the many honeymooner reviews that are 5 stars!
It is also important to understand that Maui County law requires that the owner of a private home vacation rental must live on property and my living quarters are as far away from the guest suite as possible. I don't see them and they don't see or hear me.
I do wish you "Aloha" Mahalo, MauiJOY
Wonderful pool and covered lanai
We so enjoyed relaxing every day and evening in the pool and covered lanai. The views were fantastic and the setting so peaceful. We woke to the sound of many birds singing and saw so many lovebirds, Java sparrows, cardinals, peace doves, and Mina birds feeding at the bird feeders and watched as they headed to their homes each evening. The sunsets were glorious and the property close to the beaches and shopping and restaurants.
It's wonderful to have had you here as guests as you seem to really make the most of the place by using the pool, enjoying the birds and the lower garden. We now have a wonderful table and lounge there where you can spend some private time with views of Molokini and Kaho'olawe. There is a large umbrella over it so you won't get hit by falling Mangoes! LOL I hope you will return! Mahalo for your wonderful review. <3
The property and house was clean, comfortable and relaxing! Really enjoyed the views and birds!
It was such a pleasure to have you both here and Mahalo (Thank you ) for your wonderful review...
The addition of that outdoor furniture beneath the mango tree in the lower garden is providing such a sweet place to sit and enjoy some time on one's own with serene views of Molokini Crater and the Island of Kahoolawe.
Looking forward to your next visit and perhaps next time with friends too:)
Mahalo Nui Loa,
This lovely Hawaiian retreat proved to be exactly what my wife and I were looking for to spend our honeymoon together! Terri was extremely kind and generous as our hostess during our stay, and made sure to give us all the privacy we wanted while always being available to share her knowledge of places to go and things to do with us. The cozy suite with its beautiful garden, private pool and close access to the beach was perfect for us. Highly recommend!
You two were EXCEPTIONAL as well! It was an intense week with Hurricane Lane looming close yet we all kept our cool and you were both so sweet in helping with some of the preparations. What a JOY to have it dissipate into a tropical depression where we had beautiful light rain shower that one night. You took advantage of the waves and boogie-boarded! You have a great attitude for what you went through that I know your marriage will be very strongly bonded. I hope you will return someday.
Mahalo Nui Loa for the great review,
Beautiful and naturally landscaped, delightful sunset views!
Wife and I came for our long delayed honeymoon and it did not disappoint. Great location overlooking Wailea with Molokini crater visible from the pool. Great restaurants almost within walking distance and the property is beautiful with a very natural and serene atmosphere.
Aloha and Mahalo for your wonderful review of The MauiJOY Guest Suite. I'm delighted to hear that your honeymoon was wonderful and more than your expected. You two were go go go go go...yet managed to be here to see the sunsets and night skies, enjoy the fresh mangoes and papayas from our trees. I'm looking forward to seeing you next time with friends and or family! You are always welcome.
Mahalo Nui Loa for your kokua,
Four Seasons Resort of Wailea, The Grand Wailea, Monkey Pod restaurant, Pita Paradise Wailea, Matteos, Fabiani's Wailea are all within a few minutes drive.