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Cozy Ground Floor Condo at Kihei Akahi C-108

Bedrooms 1
Space 675 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

My condo at Kihei Akahi C-108 is not just a vacation rental, it is my second home. I personally visit several times a year to make sure it is properly prepared for your enjoyment. One of Kihei's best beaches is located across the street from this tastefully decorated condominium. After a day on the beach relaxing in your beach chair, return in the evening for a spectacular sunset.

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and beautifully landscaped gardens of Kihei Akahi from the private lanai. Palm trees growing next to the lanai gently sway in the tropical breeze.

Shopping and numerous restaurants are within walking distance. Furnishings have been carefully selected from a local furniture store to make your stay a pleasant one. A well-planned, fully-equipped kitchen will make cooking seem effortless. Relax at night in a very comfortable, queen-size, solid mahogany platform bed with a Tempur-pedic mattress topper. Tropical style windows let in 100% of the tropical breeze. Ceiling fans and a Dyson tower fan are available to cool the condominium. I chose not to install an air conditioner since it releases carbon which contributes to global warming. A fabricated marble shower was made by a local designer in Haiku. The entire condo has new flooring. Is it wood or is it tile? There are always changes being made to the condo to improve the decor. This is a must see condo.

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More Details

Kathy Russell
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Kathy Russell

I purchased my condo in Maui several years ago because of my love of the ocean. The beach across the street is convenient and has some of the best snorkeling. I have been snorkeling in several exotic places, but Hawaii is my favorite. My hobby is photography and I took all the photos of the various Hawaiian islands that displayed throughout the condo. A visit to Maui is refreshing any time of the year, but I really enjoy escaping our winter and spring blizzards in Denver, Colorado.

Kathy Russell purchased this condo in 2003

Why Kathy Russell chose Kihei

I chose to buy at Kihei Akahi because it was recommended to me as a great resort. I enjoy the variety of people who reside at and visit Kihei Akahi. It is conveniently located across the street from the beach. My unit is located away from the noise of Kihei Road. I love the southern part of Maui because the people are friendly and it is close to shopping, Wailea and Makena beaches.

What makes this condo unique

My most memorable time at my condo is eating breakfast out on the lanai and watching the turtle doves. I love my kitchen with it's many small appliances. I have enjoyed furnishing my condo with items I have collected from Denver and hand carried in my luggage. Decorating my condo and designing the kitchen have been challenging and fun for me. Solid wood furniture made from bamboo and mahogany create a tropical atmosphere. I am constantly thinking of more decorating ideas and will be adding more to the unit. My daughter is an interior designer and has given me lots of ideas. I have struggled with the idea of installing air conditioning and have decided not to. I am trying to be environmentally friendly. Fans and open windows keep it cool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! We had a blast and loved your condo.... watching the whales everyday was quite the experience! I think the thing that completely sold me was that apartment size washer and dryer. Go to the beach, drop the towel and swim suits in, wash, dry, go again! You have the nicest place and have thought of everything to make a vacation easy! We will definitely want to go again sometime!
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Kihei, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large marble shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) Very comfortable solid mahogany platform bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
No shocking activity fees. Registration fee of $15 and $105 check out cleaning fee


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Cozy Ground Floor Condo at Kihei Akahi C-108
average rating of 4.529412 based on 36 reviews
Alaska and Hawaii

It was clean and roomy and the location was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

My Neice and I stayed for 4 nights and found the location a comfortable base for exploring Maui. It was clean and had everything we needed to cook meals for ourselves and head to the beach, which was a 2 minute walk away.

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, but not stocked well

  • 3 of 5

The location was awesome! And the layout was great. Only complaint was that the condo had minimal daily essentials for Hawaii. There was no cooler, honestly we come to Hawaii 2x a year and have never stayed in a unit with no cooler. No can opener or other basis kitchen item. Plates weren’t not microwave friendly which is a big inconvenience when traveling.

The condo was clean except one cockroach we killed our first night there (which is to be expected in Hawaii).

If having a separate tv in the bedroom is important to you there isn’t one. There is also no AC which on the days the trade winds were blowing it wasn’t a problem but the couple of days with no wind it was uncomfortable.

There are only 4 bath towels and beach towels so we were constantly washing towels. If you have kids there are no beach toys.

If you don’t mind a minimally stock condo it is a great condo at fair price. But if these things are important to you, you might want to stay somewhere else.

  • Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5

The unit was a perfect home base for our Maui stay!

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location is very good! Walking to beach, we liked the condo (kitchen, washer/dryer, shower...)

  • 5 of 5

Kathy was very responsive and listened to what we had to say. If I could say one opportunity, that would be: make sure the towels/wash cloth bleached every time. Maybe we were just unlucky this time, they were yellowish, fortunately we usually bring our own towels for travel.

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawaii - it's still expensive

  • 5 of 5

I booked this place mostly due to the value for money and location. There is no escaping the fact that Maui is expensive. If you want to:

- Save money on accommodations

- Plan to be out and about

- Plan to cook some meals (potentially, breakfast and snacks)

- Don't NEED A/C

This is the spot for you. This place is clean, central, and affordable. The kitchen is pretty good, and the place has a bunch of coolers and ice packs to take along with you to the beach. Also the place is a lot bigger than the pictures seem.

The only "complaints" is that the place is a bit dark and the front desk people were a bit strange. We were attending a wedding and the iron in the unit was not working, we went to the front desk to ask if there was one we could borrow - she didn't really try and problem solve rather "wanted to call the owner to see if she could mail one?". (Kind of defeats the point)

I would not say this is a 5-Star property, but definitely 5-Star for the price point. I'd for sure come back.

  • Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect apartment and position

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 adults staying in Kathy's apartment. It had all the appliances one needs and was more than big enough for us. We had a rental car and there was a parking bay allocated to us in the apartment complex. It's about a 15-20 minute drive from the airport. I love the decor in the apartment some of which was hand made by local crafts people.

There are 2 swimming pools with BBQ facilities. The apartment is directly across the road from a very long beach with a Life Guard tower. The magnificent sunsets drew large crowds of people. There are plenty of eateries and shops nearby and public buses appear to run regularly.

Thank you Kathy for allowing us to stay there.

  • Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Next to the resort
Nearest Restaurant
Next to the resort
Nearest Beach
Kamaole II
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Kihei, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 4 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2018 - Mar 15 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

registration C$19.24
Check out cleaning fee C$134.67

Nightly rate includes 13.25% Hawaii taxes and cleaning fee. First payment of $100 is a nonrefundable deposit to hold the reservation. Final payment is nonrefundable, but may be applied to another reservation date. If reservation is less than 30 days prior to check in full payment is due at time of booking. Rates are negotiable for returning guests and reservations for 2 weeks or more. Hawaii tax #s TA & GE-082-010-7264-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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