About This Listing
Bright and airy private room with balcony, on second floor of charming older home.
As soon as you walk into this room, you feel at home. Comfy queen bed with 100% cotton sheets and comforter, private balcony w/ two chaise lounges & a bistro set for two. Large walk in closet is a nice bonus for clothes and luggage storage, still with plenty of shelf space left for the treasures you'll collect during your adventure on Maui. Beach & Bath towels are provided along with Beach chairs, cooler, sunscreen, shampoo and other misc. items.
While the balcony does not have an ocean view, the trees surrounding the home make you feel like your in the middle of your own oasis, and the sunset, if your not on the beach can be just as relaxing sitting on the balcony.
Please note the bathroom is shared with one other room, if needed there is a 1/2 bath on the first floor and an outdoor shower on the back deck. Yes, it has a light, hot water, shampoo etc.
Our neighborhood is quite, and relaxed, as it should be living on Maui. No rush, no stress.
Our home is a large, charming older fixer upper, within walking distance to everything in Kihei. shopping, at Kalama Center, Kukui Mall, library,
Starbucks, internet cafe, roller skating at Kalama park, tennis courts also at Kalama park, and all along So. Kihei Road, gorgeous beaches...take your pick. Surfing, kayaks, canoe paddling and Stand up paddle boards rentals across from Cove Park beach/Kalama Park. Foodland is also within walking distance, for grocery shopping.
If you choose not to rent a car, there is a public bus system it is a $1.00 per ride. However, when you first arrive it's a hassle to catch the bus, you will have to transfer several times, and the bus stops running between 8-10pm depending on the route. I can arrange a Taxi pick up for you. The fare is $45 one way, and as the owners of the cab company are friends this is a great deal offered to my guests. The ride is typically 30-40 minutes depending of time of day and traffic. If your interested in using 'beach cruisers' bicycles, mopeds, or want to book tours, Boss Frogs is just down the street, they rent all kinds of amenities.
CAR RENTAL Options you can book on the internet (local small businesses that are affordable):
1. Kihei Rent A Car
(website hidden)-Beetle, eco friendly car rental alternative
3. Franks Friendly Cars
4. Aloha Rent A Car
EATS: Cost of food is crazy expensive here at the grocery stores, however there are many great little locally owned eateries that offer home cooked meals at very reasonable prices. A list of them will be provided in your room. There is also a farmers market in our neighborhood, which is great for picking up fresh fruits/Banana bread for breakfast.
Laundry: Lipoa Street Laundromat is only about 3-5 minute drive away...if (email hidden)ey offer coined washer/dryer, or you can drop your dirty linens and they will wash/fold them for you for a reasonable fee, and you can pick them up after a day of sightseeing. My personal washer/dryer is not available for use.
The State of Hawaii requires all persons running BnB or transient accommodations to collect a 13.42% tax. As I cannot add it on as a separate charge with airbnb, it is collected when you arrive. You may pay with cash, or check.
Please note, there is no kitchen use, too many unsavory experiences with guests not washing their dishes or cleaning the stove after cooking
. There are many places to eat within walking distance or a short drive. I've filled the 'Welcome Book' with menus from my favorites. Most dining establishments have a 50% off 'Happy Hour' with includes items from their menu...usually between the hours of 3-6.
Interaction with Guests
Typically I'm not around too much, so my interaction with guests is minimal. This is why I put together a 'Welcome Book' to help you get familiar with our home and neighborhood. If I am home I'm busy cleaning, or working at my desk...and during those moments am always happy to meet my guests and answer questions or give advice if asked.
The location is excellent, walking distance to everything in Kihei from Starbucks to the beach...personally I love to get up early and take a power walk through Kalama park, sunsets are equally stunning there especially during whale season.
The Maui Bus has stops all up and down South Kihei Road, and is a good way to get around if you decide not to rent a car. Except when coming to/from airport. I suggest getting a taxi for that.
Mopeds & beach cruiser bicycles are also available for rent at 'Boss Frogs' on South Kihei Road. Only a 5 minute walk from my home.
Other Things to Note
The State of Hawaii requires all persons running BnB or transient accommodations to collect a 13.42
% tax. As I cannot add it on as a separate charge with airbnb, it is collected when you arrive.
TURN OFF LIGHTS AND CEILING FANS. As Hawaii still burns primarily fossil fuels to generate electricity our average monthly bill cost what some pay in rent back home. So please, please take care to unplug appliances, and turn off lights & fans when you leave.
No Drugs, No Smoking, No Drama
Clean up after yourself in all areas of the house, specifically the bathroom: tote in your bathroom items needed in tote bag provided and then when you exit the bathroom take your toiletries/clothes with you back to your room. This helps to eliminate any issues with another guest.
We no longer have a cat, however this does not seem to deter his friends from stopping by for the occasional visit. We love animals, but ask that you do not allow any four legged visitors in your room.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Das Haus ist sehr einladend gestaltet, liegt optimal für Insel Ausflüge und ist in der Nähe von einigen Bars sowie Restaurants. Unser Zimmer war gemütlich. Es gibt vier BnB Zimmer im Haus, was je nach Rücksicht anderer Gäste mühsam durch die Hellhörigkeit oder die Sauberkeit beim gemeinsamen Bad war. Danke für die schöne Zeit in eurem Haus... mahalo Jolanda & Dominik
Thank you for the honest review. So sorry to hear the girls from NY where not good house mates. Had you let me know the situation right away, I could have 1) told you where the extra toilet paper stock is located 2) spoke to the girls from NY to enforce our house rules....and gotten the bathroom cleaned.
For future guests reading this, it is very important to me that all guests enjoy their stay, so please, if your having a problem especially with another guest, contact me as soon as possible so the situation can be handled right away.
Kym was a great host. The house was very well kept and had a lot of gear to borrow. (Snorkeling items, surfing items, etc..) the room was just as described. The location of the home is very close to the beach! We really enjoyed our experience here
Kym was very proactive in sending all info in advance. The house is located in a quiet residential area and it's truly an "open house" - with people coming in and out, so you don't know who actually lives there and who is a visitor. The trees in the garden are just amazing. It was great to wake up with the birds... Overall, very good experience.
The place was just as described and the neighborhood was great. If you want a private place then this is the place for you. You can go in freely and leave freely. She offered a lot more than I expected, there was sunscreen, beach towels, snorkel gear, boards, mats etc. Overall, it was a wonderful place.
Kym made me feel extremely welcome and at home right away, the room was exactly as described, very comfortable and clean with a great private balcony. Very organized with lots of extra goodies as her listing describes, beach towels, chairs, cooler, hats, sunscreen, and some water toys, everything you need to be prepared to go exploring around the Island. She has a great handmade book of Island activities with recommendations and local hot spots. A great location in Kihei, walking distance to beaches, bars, grocery store and any type of rentals you may want. Lo
Mahalo for sharing the Island spirit with me Kym!
I will definitely be back!
Wonderful home, perfectly clean and organized and exactly as described. Kym had all sorts of extras in the closet for our use which were super convenient- sun tan lotion, hat, sunglasses, towels, blow dryer. The location was perfect- super close to the beach and some really great food spots. I especially loved taking afternoon naps on the balcony. We didn't end up using the deck but I wish we had more time to. It was wonderfully laid out and very pleasant to hang out in. We didn't interact with Kym too much but she provided us with all the info we needed and was super responsive. I would definitely recommend staying here and would definitely come back!
Kym was a great host and gave us a warm welcome when we arrived. The room was lovely and we didn't miss anything. Also for tipps about our stay on Maui Kym was very helpful. The beach and also the "Bartriangle" and a few shopping centers are in 15 min walk distance where we found some nice food.
Really enjoyed our stay and can highly recomment to stay with Kym.
Steffi & Frederik
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About the Host, Kym
I grew up on Oahu, and moved to Maui in 1986. Over the years my family has moved here as well and currently, we all reside in Kihei and live within a ten minute driving radius of each other. My sister and mom often come over for early morning coffee. While I am not a coffee drinker, I do love the smell of it in the morning...:)
All genre's of music are of interest to me, so when I am home Pandora is the go to 'station'.
I am a very busy working single mom, typically home later in the afternoon/evening, and in bed by 10:00pm. Independent Travelers, or those that do not require too much attention are best in my home. In my free time I love hiking, movies, writing, surfing (long board), family time, or just taking a mid day nap can be a real treat...lol!
This is where I put down five 'Things' I can't live without:
-Medi -Spa Maui - Gerusa's amazing facials
-Salad Bar at Hawaiian Moons Health Food Store
-Matinee's at Maui Mall...great place to escape the heat
-Mr. Babbs, no one makes me laugh harder...:)
-Family...they are my heart...xo
Actually I can live without any 'thing'...its the experiences and people in my life that make it extraordinary.
So if you are a independent type of traveler whom values their privacy and does not need or want a lot of attention from myself, and is looking for a clean, comfortable private room to crash in after a wonderful day of exploring Maui, my home is a great fit. Also for those who are on a budget and do not want to rent a vehicle, it is a good fit, as your within a 10-20 minute walking distance of everything from dining, shopping, nightlife, parks, tennis/basketball courts, library, beaches, grocery store, coffee shops, surf school, bike & moped rentals and bus stops.
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Great little open air bistro perfect for breakfast or lunch and eventually dinner....we hope! Wonderful locally owned eatery that has become one of my favorite spots.Kio Loop Kihei HI 96753
Local family owned company with reasonable prices.Kio Loop Kihei HI 96753
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Perscriptions, and any other persoanl items you may need during your stay.South Kihei Road Kihei HI 96753
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