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Private studio apartment overlooking the ocean and neighboring islands

Bedrooms 1
Space 210 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Studio w/ King bed, Granite and Bamboo. AC. Totally unobstructed & private view

On the beach, most popular end unit on the ocean. Overlooks Lanai and West Maui Mountains. Mini frig, microwave, coffee maker, iron, hair dryer, flat screen TV with BluRay. Large picture window with no walkway for added privacy. Bistro style dinette set.

Liz O'Scanlon
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Liz O'Scanlon

John and Betty Champion are original owners in this magnificent PRIME '01' END UNIT in the Mana Kai Maui Resort.

Liz O'Scanlon purchased this studio in 1973

Why Liz O'Scanlon chose Kihei

No Ka Oi! There is none better. The MKM is located on one of the most outstanding beaches in all of the Hawaiian Islands. Incredible snorkeling, mile long beach walk, pool, palms, award winning restaurant, sushi bar with 2 happy hours per day, a gourmet deli and general store, activities center, and equipment rental all on the ground floor.

What makes this studio unique

Peaceful, cool ocean breezes, sun and fun.

Must be seen to be believed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

6 STARS (out of 5) When I first opened the door to this studio I was 'blown away'. The view took my breath away, and I loved the decor the room. The room isn't huge, but is very well equipped. We had everything we needed: A/C, a small frig, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and flat screen TV with blue ray! There are two chairs with foot rests and a table. We could watch TV or just gaze at the ocean.

Although it is only a studio, it was perfect, since we spent all our time outside. With the money we saved, we sampled all the fancy restaurants in the area, and we were able to afford snorkel trips, a sunset cruise, ziplines, the aquarium, a submarine, and even the helicopter ride over the island. We booked everything downstairs at the Activities Center, and then headed to the sushi bar for happy hour.

We were beyond thrilled with the Mana Kai, and 501B.
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Kihei, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 210 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Granite with Bamboo cabinets. Fully tiled shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom available - 1 king , Offered adjacent to this studio is a separate 1bd/1ba condo
  • This is our Studio unit with a King bed. There is a beautiful view and no walkway as this is an end unit nearest to the ocean. There is no Lanai and no Kitchen however we offer a coffee maker, microwave oven and small fridge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Private studio apartment overlooking the ocean and neighboring islands
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Great view, great weather.

  • 4 of 5

Great view without people passing by the window. Pretty small. But nice to have the little table and chairs. Need to vent the refrigerator, informed the mgt company. It badly needs to be defrosted. Gets over heated in the cabinet, so doesn't stay very cold unless you leave the cabinet door open. My husband owned an appliance store and repair for many years. Maybe why he noticed?

Nice to have some extra kitchen stuff to eat breakfast in.

5 palms very expensive. But normal for Hawaii. Give Coconuts a try if you re not into fancy. Aquarium not worth the price.

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very kindly for your feedback. We strive to attend to every detail and we always appreciate hearing from our guests. We also love the privacy that our Studio end unit offers. Combined with the unobstructed views towards West Maui and Lahaina, it makes for the perfect setting. Your suggestion about the small refrigerator is very helpful. We have been able to add vents behind the unit and we have requested both our management company and housekeeping to monitor it for any frost buildup.
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perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

At ocean end of the building with a lovely view. I was only on island a couple of days for meetings and this unit was perfect as a single traveler. I felt very safe and secure. Room was very comfortable and had more than I needed. Everyone in the building was very friendly and helpful. I didn't want to cook so I did not require a kitchen. Great appetizers downstairs at happy hour made for a nice dinner and the bartender was actually protective of me. (he said they always keep an eye on single guests -- very thoughtful) The lawn was very relaxing on the lounge chair at the end of the day. Much better than being in an actual hotel while on island.

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable and Perfectly Situated

  • 5 of 5

Small but perfectly adequate for a couple who wants to be close to the beach for walking, surf play, snorkling and whale watching (binoculars for good viewing). Watch sunsets right on the lawn. Meet locals using the public walkway and beaches. Sea turtles in spots close to shore! Beautiful spot.

  • Submitted: 24-Feb-2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mana kai

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Condo being a studio did not have much space for personal effects. Enjoyed the accessibility to restaurants and shopping and, of course,the beach location.

  • Submitted: 18-Jan-2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Good Value

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1 week in Feb 2014, and everything worked out very well for my wife and I with this rental. It is a studio, so fairly small, but much cheaper than all the other options right on this wonderful beach, so if you don't need a big condo, this is a great choice.

It is also close enough to the boat launch in kihei that we just walked over to our boat tour one morning.

The cabinets and bathroom were recently redone and everything was quiet nice and good quality materials etc. Really nice to have a good shower to power that salt and sand out of your harir after playing in the waves.

All in all we had a good stay and will look back at this location the next time we want to head to Maui.

  • Submitted: 9-Mar-2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sushi bar, located on ground level
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wailea - 3 Championship courses
Nearest Restaurant
Award winning Five Palms, ground level
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

The Mana Kai Maui has one of the most magnificent settings on all the islands. You can walk the beach for over a mile. There is an award winning restaurant on the property, a sushi bar with two happy hours each day, and a deli/general store. You can book activities on the site, and snorkel gear and surf board rentals are available. 'NO KA OI' (there is none better)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Kihei, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2018 Low Season
Apr 16 2018 - Dec 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$118.84

Deposit of 10% is required to confirm. Full amount is due 30 days before check-in.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Mid-stay clean is offered complementary after 7th night.
Please email Liz to confirm availability and receive quote for total charges.

Hawaii Tax ID W40832032-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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