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Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/2 Bathrooms with sweeping panoramic ocean views

Situated on Keawakapu Beach, consistently voted as one of the best beaches in all of the Hawaiian Islands. Unbeatable and unobstructed ocean views. Unit 412 has been completely rebuilt, all new contemporary furnishings. The kitchen has everything you need, 2 coffee machines, blender, barware, electric candles for the lanai.

Excellent swimming and snorkeling off our point, it is some of the best on island, paddle boards, kayaks and all beach/snorkel equipment can be rented reasonably on site.

Kathy Somerton
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Kathy Somerton

This is us enjoying the sunset whale watching cruise on the Kai Kanani, which is known for their Molokini snorkeling, and whale watching tours. They depart three miles down the road from Makena Beach. Our other favorite things to do while on Maui include kayaking, bicycling and golf at the beautiful Wailea courses which are only a few miles from the condo.

Kathy Somerton purchased this condo in 2012

Why Kathy Somerton chose Kihei

We chose this property because we believe Keawakapu is the best family beach and it is continuously voted as one of the most beautiful beaches as well as the setting for multi million dollar homes down its half mile plus length. And most of all we like the warm sunny weather for which the Kihei/Wailea area is well known.

What makes this condo unique

The Mana Kai recently underwent a multi - million dollar renovation of the exterior, restaurant, bar, and lobby area, as well as a complete remodeling and expansion of the swimming pool. As of October 2013 we completely rebuilt and customized unit #412. Larry is an award winning California and Hawaii architect and we hired a local interior design firm for purchase of all new contemporary furnishings.

All floors were replaced with crema bottocino tile, the kitchen was expanded and top of the line appliances were added including a Sub-Zero refrigerator. All new bathrooms, toilets, showers and tub as well as an upgraded air conditioning system for the entire unit was installed. The front bedroom unit has a King size bed (luxury mattresses utilized by Four Seasons and Grand Wailea Hoolei Resorts) have been selected. The back bedroom has two Extra long twin beds which can be pulled together and utilized as a king as well; and a second full size bathroom.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Kihei, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Mana Kai is a no smoking building
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All new cabinets, fixtures and tile
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , all new tile, fixtures, cabinets and appliances
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom One has the lanai overlooking the beach and ocean
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twins or together as a King Bed/partial ocean view
  • Two Bedrooms, sleeps 4, One King Bed, Two Twin Beds Bedroom One: King Bedroom Two: 2 XL Twins
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Surf Shop also rents beach chairs and umbrellas as well as surf and boogie boards and the equipment listed above. (We also have an owners closet which has a few beach chairs and soft coolers for the beach.) The activities Desk: Conveniently located off the lobby level can make all arrangements for luau's, whale watching, snorkel and scuba trips or boat trips to Lanai and Molokini.


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Salt Lake City, UT

All beach all day!

  • 5 of 5

I am really disappointed in the money grubbing behavior of Homeaway. Way to ruin VRBO!

I will definitely rent this condo again and I will not involve homeaway. It’s a fabulous unit on a fabulous beach. It was recently renovated and has everything you need. The condo amenities- pool, restaurant, grocery-rival any hotel. There is quite nice snorkeling right out front. We were three ( me, my mom, and my daughter ) and had plenty of space. It would work for a family of four, but I don’t think it is spacious enough for two couples. We flubbed up the check out - a bit late and discombobulated- and the owner was understanding.

  • Submitted: 8-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Mana Kai. What a special location! Was so much fun to just walk down and be at the pool or on the beach in mere minutes, especially with children! The ocean view from the unit was fantastic and such a treat to wake up to each morning. We also enjoyed the onsite perks of having Zack's deli/ shop and Tracey at the activities desk to book excursions. Only a 5 minute drive from Mana Kai, we eat at several delicious places/ food trucks in Kihei. We will definitely look to return!!

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views. Condo as shown. Beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Well run, clean and fun property. Beach location spectacular. Owner very responsive and helpful. Turtle Tracks (local open air golf cart service) is a great way to get around locally, as access to a vehicle is recommended for variety in dining options.

  • Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Thank you for the great review Francine, we appreciate you making time and sharing information about Turtle Tracks in Kihei Wailea. They truly provide a new and great service; especially for travelers who want to stay mostly at the beach with access to the grocery store and restaurants, they are great, timely and very reasonably priced. Again thank you and I hope we see you back on Maui!
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Amazing location and awesome condo!

  • 5 of 5

4 of us stayed for 5 nights and it was everything we could’ve hoped and more! We have never been to Maui, it is truly paradise and this condo is in the best area on the island. The town of Kihei has charm for days and great coffee shops, restaurants etc. Hearing the waves when you fall asleep and wake up was fantastic! The beach steps from the condo is top notch with great snorkeling and water sport rentals were available at the condo complex.

Kathy was great, she was quick to respond and was very accomadating would absolutely book this condo again!

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James - thank you so much! We agree the location is spot on and it is absolutely our granddaughters most favorite beach on all of Maui. Hope we see you back in Paradise soon. Kathy
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The place was exactly like the pictures. High ended appliances well equipped great beach

  • 5 of 5

The beach was perfect. The pool was warm. Rooms were quiet. Decks are big. Great location. Parking space a little tight. Would go back again

  • Submitted: 1-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anthony and we would welcome you back anytime!
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Really nice location but next time I will rent another unit.

  • 1 of 5

Overall you can not beat the location. The sound of the waves as you sleep is awesome. The sunsets were out of this world. I loved having a beach steps from our condo and it was great to snorkel off of. Staying on the 4th floor was great because is was high enough up so you could see a great view but still fairly easy to walk up the stairs to.

We decided to invite some great friends of ours because we had a second room. They wanted to bring their very well behaved 11 year old son, so I emailed owner to ask permission for this. She agreed, but charged us an additional sum for him to stay with us. I am baffled to what this charge was for since my friend had to bring her own air mattress for her son because it was not provided. All that was provided for the extra sum was another set of sheets. The owner seemed a little freaked out at the fact that "we had so many people staying in her condo". We do not party, we are super low key and can afford a 10 day luxery condo rental, I did not feel she had anything to worry about.

The condo itself is pretty small and the bedroom in the ocean view area has next to no privacy for the people staying there. The only thing that separates you from the rest of condo is some flimsy sliding doors that were difficult to to put back in slots that they go in. Know if you rent this condo and are staying in the ocean view room you will have very little privacy from rest of condo. If privacy is important to you, I would not rent this condo.

The most annoying thing was the bathroom door was a slider and would not remain closed. It had no lock or latch on it so it would slowly slide open while you were going the bathroom. This was annoying because you want some privacy when going to bathroom/shower. We contacted owners and they said they would have it fixed but no one ever showed to fix it. They tried to send some out 2 days before we left, but by then I had dealt w it for 7 days.

When we got home I got an email from owner accusing us all this "damage" to her condo and I was told I was losing my security deposit. I was shocked. We are being accused of breaking a bed that we did nothing in, but sleep. We told them we did not break bed. They said "regardless, they are holding us responsible and charging us for it". They are also making a claim on our insurance for "other damages". We did not damage their property, but we are being charged anyway. If u rent this condo demand a walk through before u stay/afte

  • Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our renters have every right to expect the premises to be in excellent condition when they arrive and to let us know if any part does not meet their expectations. We scheduled our handyman to adjust the door closure and believed he did so as scheduled. Several days later we discovered he had failed to do so and by the time he could reschedule the renters declined, preferring to delay repairs until after their departure. We have accepted responsibility for this problem and extended our apologies. The repairs were made the day after their departure. As to the damages to the bed frame, a glass table top and the top of a TV cabinet, there is no possibility that they did not occur during the renter’s occupancy by our own observations and those of our housekeepers and management assistant, both immediately before and after her stay. We believe she may not have known about the damage, however there were four others in the group. We understand accidents do happen, and that is why prudent renters purchase insurance and owners require deposits. In all, and most importantly, she and her group seemed to enjoy their stay, and it is unfortunate their vacation had this kind of sequel.
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Kahului, Maui
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wailea Old Blue
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Pi'ilani Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Palms
Nearest Beach

Fitness Center, Board Room and Business Center available on-site. Convenience store, activities center, beach equipment rental and restaurant on ground floor.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Kihei, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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High Season
Dec 17 2018 - Apr 25 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$897.82

For stays less than 5 nights there will be an additional charge of $150. for housekeeping.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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