Condo, 1 King Bedroom + Queen Sofabed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4) with Garden View
Aloha! I have been coming to Maui since 1982 when I finally fulfilled my dream of visiting Hawaii. Maui really is a wonderful, special place and I feel fortunate to own my little piece of paradise and be able to share it with my guests. I encourage my guests to ask questions about Maui and their upcoming vacations. Many come back year after year and have become part of what I call "my Maui family."
Annette purchased this Condo in 2001
Why Annette chose Kihei
The first time I stayed at the Kihei Akahi complex was in 1987. Previously, I had always stayed in the Kaanapali area in one of the hotels. My friends with whom I was traveling and I really liked the relaxed pace of Kihei and the spaciousness of one bedroom condos. We liked being able to just walk across the street to a great beach for swimming and snorkeling. Subsequently all of my return visits were to this part of the island. When I finally decided to buy my own condo, I checked out many other properties as well but found that, for me, Kihei Akahi offered the best value. Kihei Akahi is built with very solid construction which means that sound does not normally travel between walls; units are very quiet. I also liked that I could walk to shops and restaurants -- a feature that I thought would appeal to my guests. And, of course, the grounds of the Kihei Akahi complex are kept up beautifully which makes it nice for me and my guests to visit.
What makes this Condo unique
I love that my condo sits at the back of the property facing west toward the sunsets and away from the noise of South Kihei Rd. It is a minute or two further to the beach than some of the units but it is very quiet and peaceful. Being on the ground floor, I can simply walk out my lanai door and I am 20 seconds to the pool and BBQs or am on the beach in about three-five minutes. I am walking distance (about 5-20 minutes) to enough restaurants and stores that I don't have to use my car unless I need to buy a lot of groceries or something special. Birds and plants on the property give me a great sense of peace and happiness. I hope you experience the same when you visit Maui.
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Loved Kīhei Akahi!
We traveled from Oregon and loved our stay at Kīhei Akahi. The ground floor was perfect for quick and easy access to the pool. Condo owners, renters and staff were awesome and incredibly friendly. Awesome location close to the beach, shops and restaurants. We had a rental car, but with everything so close, we were able to do a lot of walking and really take in our surroundings.
The condo was more than adequately stocked with all our possible needs from kitchen necessities to snorkeling gear, etc.
We flew in when a wildfire had broken out and Annette was on top of making sure we were safe and taken care of. Thankfully, the fire didn’t affect the condo, but the attention to details and open communication with her made our stay that much more enjoyable and stress free!
We can’t wait to plan our next trip!
Dear Erin and family. It was a pleasure having you as my guests. I am sorry you arrived on the day of the horrendous brush fires but glad that the fire did not impact your stay and you were able to settle down and enjoy your holiday on our wonderful island. Thank you so much for your kind review. I appreciated you mentioning things like how the condo is filled with items that vacationers would want to use during their visit. It helps potential guests see the value that I try to provide. I hope to see you again soon.
Just what we needed.
I was attracted to this place from the moment I saw it in HomeAway and it didn’t disappoint. This is a home away from home. The owner left no detail unchecked to make sure we spent our precious time in Maui to relax. The location offers so much for those looking to sit back and unwind. I would hope to stay here again.
This complex is very centrally located in Kihei. Walking distance to ocean, main area of restaurants, groceries and gorgeous sunsets. The condo itself is set back in the complex so you are away from street noise. The owner of the condo is very considerate of your needs with ample supplies to make your vacation complete! I would recommend this place.
Aloha Laura. Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. I am glad that you had a great vacation and enjoyed the condo and close by restaurants, etc. I hope to see you again soon.
Peaceful, practical, comfortable well maintained property close to all the good stuff!
My title pretty much says it all. My spouse and I were very happy with this property and with the owner for all the extra work she puts in to make sure her guests have an easy, stress free stay in her property. We really appreciated the well stocked kitchen and made lots of use of the blender for morning smoothies as well as the coffee maker. Also as our first time staying in this type of an privately owned vacation property we were surprised by all the little extras that were made available to us such as snorkeling gear and other beach stuff. It makes life so much easier, and cheaper, when you don't have to buy all that stuff and then worry about trying to bring it all back home. The property was also located directly across from the Kamaole ii beach which was great. It was as the top of the property near the back so it is a little bit of a walk to the beach (5-8 mins) but for us this was not an issue as we saw it as extra exercise that we sorely needed on this type of trip where we properly spent a little to much time eating and drinking and not a lot of time exercising. The property is not the most modern but Annette has done a good job of keeping in well maintained and we were happy to see that the fridge and dishwasher were fairly new and that the bed was comfortable. The condo is also very spacious, bigger then we expected and plenty of space of 2 people. It was on the first floor which is not my personal preference but overall i was ok with that. Lots of cool little shops and places to buy groceries, food and little nick nacks within walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Maui and will definitely come back and would definitely stay at this property again if its available. Probably the best thing I can say about this property is that Annette the owner was so great in terms of attention to detail which is something that works for me and she was very accommodating to the point of meeting up with us in Lahaina to give us back our passports and some clothes after we had left them in a drawer in her condo in Kihie!!! So thankful that her cleaner found our passports before the day of our departure because we had no idea they were even missing! and she contacted us right away to coordinate getting everything back to us. Nothing negative to say about this property. Great find for the price!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the detailed response that is sure to be helpful to potential future guests. It is important that guests choose a Maui condo that meets their needs and your review helps to highlight the areas where I work to differentiate my condo. As you noted, my condo's style is not "modern" as I focus on a "island style" décor, but it is well maintained and several appliances are new or near new. My goal is to provide an attractive, comfortable and clean place for my guests -- to provide the little extras that really make a vacation home feel like a home away from home at a price that won't break anyone's budget. I am glad you found it to be that way for you. I hope you will return to Maui and my condo soon.
Clean & comfortable
We loved it, clean, comfortable, in the heart of Kihei for all our adventures. Highly recommend this property. Everything we needed was there at our disposal, fully furnished, cozy.
Aloha Brian. I am glad you had a wonderful, if short, stay in my condo. I appreciate you taking the time to write this review and hope to see you sometime again in the future.
Great value in this comfortable Maui condo
We enjoyed our 5 week stay in Annette's ground level condo. The unit is located in the building farthest from the street (very quiet) and is near the pool and BBQ's and relatively close to a reserved car parking stall out back (easy for carting groceries etc)... The condo is well stocked, clean and very comfortable, with a King size bed, and there are written instructions for everything. We also found the safety deposit box and free unlimited calling back to the US and Canada to be nice perks. The unit is a short walk to Kamaole 1 or 2 beaches and not too far from the Rainbow Mall (we highly recommend the Maui Thai Bistro and Café O'Lea restaurants in this mall) and an ABC store is also within easy walking distance. We had a wonderful time and hope to return to Annette's condo for a longer stay in 2020.
Aloha Peter and Iris,
Thank you so much for your kind review and for highlighting the features of my condo which I believe my guests find important. I try to emphasize the little things that I would want available if I was staying at a similar condo -- a well stocked kitchen, comfortable, attractive, and clean furnishings, and excellent location. I am glad enjoyed your stay and that these features were what you were looking for. I look forward to having you as guests again in 2020.
Maui Ocean Center Aquarium -- a must see. Centrally located to all of Maui activities.
The Maui Bus runs on South Kihei Rd on which the Kihei Akahi complex is located. Those guests who prefer not to rent an automobile will find that the bus provides good access to much of the island.