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Kihei Maui Studio Condo - Contemporary Decor - Great rates - Kihei AKahi Charmer

Bedrooms Studio
Space 455 sq ft
Property type condo


About the property

Amazing Studio, a minute's walk to Beach, 2 Pools, Tennis

This is a very unique studio, far above the norm. New from the ceramic flooring, on up. Granite and cherry wood cabinetry throughout. Custom paint, artwork, decorated by a pro. New Black/Stainless Large and Small Appliances. Hi-Speed WiFi and Cable TV. Unlimited Free calling to N.America. New Serta Queen Bed, AC, W/D, Ceiling Fan, Pier1 furnishings, Safe, Custom Lanai furniture, 26' LCD TV with DVD player, Full-Sized Fridge and Microwave. All Beach Amenities provided. Tons of towels, even a full set of spices for cooking. New pots and pans and all dishes and cooking utensils you could possibly need. Just bring yourself and something to swim in!

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Daniel

I've always been a sun worshiper by nature, so it's not a huge leap to have made it to Maui. Oddly enough, I have spent a lot of years in Alaska, and now seem to have the perfect combination of places I love. Maui will always be my favorite though, and sharing it with others is just a lot of fun. It's great to hear the great reviews and to have people echo my sentiments, almost to the tee; about all the great things Maui has to offer and the accommodations I try to provide while they are here.

Daniel purchased this condo in 2012

Why Daniel chose Kihei

After vacationing on Maui several years ago, I knew right then that I had to buy a slice of this island for myself. Some way, some how. Through a series of incredible circumstances that fell into place, almost miraculously. . . . . THAT led to turning my first condo into a vacation rental. This brought me great joy and afforded a sweet place to stay when I vacationed here again. Then a 2nd studio, led to a third studio, and the rest is fate.

What makes this condo unique

I think I love the awesome view of Mt Haleakala the best. Going to the top is the pinnacle, but it's a stunning view from the lanai, any time of day. If you get too much sun, this studio is the ultimate in luxury and extravagance. From the Granite and Cherry Wood Cabinets, to the full array of new appliances in the Kitchen, this place invites you to stay in and entertain. Of course the pools are a few steps away, and the ocean about a minutes walk, just across the street, but chilling indoors, has never been more pleasant. Being a corner unit, it also affords less adjacent neighbors and twice the sunlight and windows. A great breeze always blows thru, if you want Mother Nature's own cooling system. If not, there's a new AC unit too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks for your prompt responses! I submitted inquiries to a few condos, but as your condo was the one we were most excited about and you responded first - it was a very easy decision. Your attention to detail and complete disclosure of information has given us a lot of peace of mind leading up to our vacation."

"Thank you for a wonderful first impression".
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Kihei, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 455 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Failure to disclose the accurate total of guests, will result in the loss of your deposit
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stand up Shower with deluxe removable shower head/hose. Modern tiled Shower with decorative curtain.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • studio with sofa sleeper - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) New Serta Queen with Box Spring and cool Bamboo Headboard, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Optional sleeping area with a Room divider for privacy. Separate bedding provided
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Everything you need for the Beach. Towels, Boogie Boards, Umbrella, Mats, Beach Chair/Back Packs, Cooler. Often people leave behind masks and snorkels. Even flip-flops and tanning oils. Please put down a towel when coming in with oil on, thanks.


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Kihei Maui Studio Condo - Contemporary Decor - Great rates - Kihei AKahi Charmer
average rating of 4.935484 based on 63 reviews

Well-equipped and nicely decorated

  • 5 of 5

Nicely furnished and very clean. The mountain view in the morning was serene.

Daniel is a great, thoughtful host--excellent communication and very helpful. Comfy bed. Good beach equipment.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Michael, Thanks so much for the kind words. Very pleased you were comfortable there and enjoyed the ambience from the inside too. I appreciate you for keeping my place clean and for passing on some good vibes to others reading this. Mahalo for your time, and thanks for being great guests. Hope we can do it again sometime . . . Daniel
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Studio exactly as described...Daniel a great host

  • 5 of 5

This suite was perfect for a 4 week stay in Kihei for 2 of us over the Christmas period. Akahi Kihei is in a great location for the best beaches, shops and casual dining. The suite is in the block farthest from the beach but still only a few minutes walk to the water, sand, reefs and turtles...

The suite is very tastefully updated and well equipped for dining in, lounging on the lanai or poolside, of which there are 2, and like the rest of the common areas of the complex, are kept very clean. The suite also has everything you need for the beach including chairs, umbrellas, boogey boards and snorkels.

Daniel is a great host, lives in Kula and is around the complex almost every day, making sure you have all you need and everything is functioning well.

All in all we had a great visit and definitely felt the suite was value for money.....thanks Daniel, we hope to be back....Mahalo

David and Susan, Gibsons, BC, Canada

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha David & Susan, Thanks for an amazing review! You two were awesome guests. Such a pleasure to have you for a month. I think you left the place as clean as we did, so many Mahalos for that, and for taking the time to post this, a month and a half after your stay. I do hope you can come back again next year, when Mother Maui calls . . . Gratefully . . .. . . Daniel
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Denver, Colorado

Everything you need for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Daniel’s condo. There are several reasons we choose to stay here again including the ease of working with Daniel! His place has literally everything you need for the beach: chairs, umbrella, towels, cooler, boogie boards!! We love that his place is located right across from Kam II beach which has beautiful sand and is family friendly. His place is quiet with beautiful views of Haleakala! The bed is comfy and the bathroom is roomy! I would suggest this place to anybody wanting a comfortable stay that is within walking distance to literally everything you need!! Thanks Daniel for another great stay!

  • Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Molly, Wow, thanks for a great review. You were a wonderful guest both times you stayed. I hope we can make a habit out of this! I appreciate those who take time to write a review. I know most of us are busy, so I really appreciate it, and believe that it saves fellow travelers a lot of time too. There are SO many condos out there, so taking the guess work out of things helps. Have a great Winter, and do come and see us again! Mahalo, Daniel
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Great place to stay in Maui

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent, very well maintained studio condo. It is a perfect setup for 2 people. The description is exactly what you get and the entire complex is excellent. It even has beach chairs, snorkel equipment, cooler, and toys for the pool and beach. My husband and I spend 6 wonderful nights here. We used the pool, and even the BBQ. The location is perfect with lots in walking distance like the beach, shopping and restaurants. We highly recommend this unit and will stay here again when we return to Maui.

  • Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Bruce and Family, Wow, that's a great review! It's exactly how I want guests to feel when they stay. I think it's important to get precisely what you are expecting from the advertisements, so glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves and plan a return visit. Yes, do pass your experiences around to friends and family, and do come and see us again next year. Mahalo for all . . . Daniel
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Has everything a couple might need

  • 4 of 5

An excellent use of space for a studio apartment. Really well stocked with condiments and beach needs. Very short distance from good beach and eateries.

We were there for 2 hot days and the breezes didn't make it into the condo but the air conditioner kept it comfortable.

Very rapid response from owner, Daniel, when I had a problem and quickly resolved.

Didn't see a single bug!

Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Alison, Thanks for your review! Glad everything was there that you needed. Yes, you were there on some of the hottest days of the year, so glad the AC did it's job too. I appreciate the time it took for the review, and happy to hear you'd return again. Mahalo for all . . . . Daniel
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Santa Rosa

Well-Appointed Kihei Studio

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Daniel's studio condo for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The condo is exactly as it looks in photographs. It is well stocked, quiet and clean. When the fog lifts, you have a great view of Mt. Haleakala from the balcony. Daniel was responsive and accommodating. He provides great recommendations for activities and restaurants.

The bed was firm, but comfortable enough. If you are a wimp about heat and like to keep your house freezing cold (like my husband), you might be a little hot. The condo has a window unit and ceiling fan, but neither were doing a great job of cooling us off while in bed. Luckily, Daniel provides a few extra fans that help to circulate the air, so we slept fine.

The Kihei Akahi complex, in which the condo is located, is very well kept. The landscaping is beautiful! We made sure to take a dip in one of the two great pools every afternoon after returning from the beach. The pools and the beach never felt crowded. It was easy to take the beach equipment that Daniel provided (beach chairs, umbrella, small cooler and towels) down to Kamaole II Beach, which was approx. 350-400 steps through the condo complex and across the street. The beach is gorgeous, but windy, so go in the morning before the trade winds make umbrella use impossible! The condo is within walking distance of some great restaurants and happy hours. Everything else in Kihei and Wailea is a short drive or cheap Uber ride away.

I would definitely stay in this condo again and strongly recommend it! Thank you for helping make our vacation memorable, Daniel!

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Erin, Thanks for writing a great review! You came at the hottest time of the year, but glad you managed to keep cool enough. Believe or not . . . some people still use blankets at night. Anyway . . . so pleased that you had a great time and enjoyed the location and amenities. Thanks for recommending to friends and we do hope to see you again. Mahalo, Daniel
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
many great courses, just a mile each way
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

This is just an amazing location. It is centrally located to everything you need. You really wouldn't NEED a car, but I recommend getting out and seeing the island. There are so many great things to see on Maui. You could spend a year, and not see everything, but do check out the top of Haleakala (over 10,000 ft) and the Road to Hana, are a must do.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Kihei, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 2 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 14 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$256.88
Cleaning/Office Fee C$122.02 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Cancelations more than 45 days out, forfeit 50% of deposit. Less than 45 days out, forfeit the entire deposit. No extra charge for Holidays. Late checkouts $25 until 3pm, IF no immediate guests are due in the same day. Or pre-pay for a half-day if no incoming guests. Best to contact me for better details at the ph. # listed. FAST response times via personal e-mail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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