Cozy, Priv. Ohana w/Loft near Beach

Bed & Breakfast - Entire home/apt · Kaikea St, Kihei, HI 96753, United States
Carrie

5 Streets to Beach, detached Two-story little cottage Everything you need (except a kitchen) -for your Beach-Life Maui Vacation! We serve daily small Breakfast. Peaceful Tranquil Tropical Oasis -Quiet "private resort feeling". Clean, modern, comfy.

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5 Streets to Beach, detached Two-story little cottage Everything you need (except a kitchen) -for your Beach-Life Maui Vacation! We serve daily small Breakfast. Peaceful Tranquil Tropical Oasis -Quiet "private resort feeling". Clean, modern, comfy.

The Space

Welcome to our "Little slice of Paradise"....a Hidden Gem of a true Hawaiian Palm filled Tropical Oasis, tucked away in a Quiet, Private and very peaceful area. Your clean & modern small Ohana, is Detached and private- with All you need for a great vacation's stay! (no kitchen, no cooking). Inexpensive nearby various dining options all near the beach.

-We are Unique in the fact that your surroundings have a nice "Resort feel". Upon entering the grounds you'll see the abundance of many tropical flowers and over 200 palm trees.
•Free street parking, in front of our main house.
•There is NO smoking anywhere on our property.

ABOUT US: Friendly, personal, easy going B&B that offers a private, Quiet and very Tranquil Oasis. Great for your Vacation "Beach Life" while on Maui- close and convenient to all the Beaches!
We set up everything here so Guests can come and go very independently, and have a great vacation Beach get-away ! It's all about "Living the Beach Life", and being worry free here.

WHAT TO EXPECT: We want your stay with us to be relaxed & memorable. We anticipated what comforts one might want or need as Guests, as well as some Extra little, thoughtful details to make it special.
First time to Maui?......Celebrating a Special date?
-Let us know if it's your Birthday, Anniversary, a Special occasion, or your first time to the Island of Maui!

•All we ask is PLEASE Turn OFF Ohana & Bathroom Lights -DON'T LEAVE LIGHTS ON!
(Maui Electricity on island is VERY expensive !! ), & be mindful of NO Early or Late night noise -as these are Maui County's (and our) "Quiet hours" -Mahalo nui!
We want you to feel that you're well taken care of, and we've accommodated your needs. We respect your privacy, so if you need anything- let us know via text.

-ABOUT OUR LOCATION- Maui has 81 Beaches.
KIHEI is on the South side of Maui, (the Leeward side), where the weather is warmer and drier (we get little rain here). -We are centrally Located, tucked just in the very beginning of Kihei, before any traffic or crowds, and close to All the great Beaches, Grocery, & Dining! We are only 4 streets down to S. Kihei Road- and the Beach! (Dec.-May is Humpback Whale Season on Maui).

About your OHANA (small house): (140 TL sq. ft. apprx) Your detached, private Two-story Ohana Sleeps 2 Adults very comfortably up the spiral staircase in the sleeping Loft, which has a Full-sized quality Bed +plus a 2"thick memory foam topper on top- for a Great nites rest! •We also have the main floor FUTON, should your 2nd person need their own Bed (brother, friend, etc). Two upper level windows allow for cool nite time Ocean Breezes, & the Loft has plenty of additional floorspace for your belongings. You can see the West Maui Mountains from the upper Loft window!

-WE PROVIDE EACH MORNING: a Continental small simple Breakfast with: Fresh cut, Local Tropical Fruits, tropical Juice, and Carrie's Homemade warmed Banana Bread -served each morning. -Enjoy Carrie's Homemade "Ono" Banana Bread (when avail.) -using Organic Apple-Bananas grown right here on our very own property! ....all served on real dishes :-) -a great way to start your day- being served while you enjoy the tranquil morning turtle Doves quietly cooing in the lush, floral & Palm filled surroundings. Enjoy the spacious and private tropical Oasis decked Backyard- everything is quiet, peaceful and still in the morning time here....sometimes you'll hear a wild rooster off in the distance, part of the Maui experience.

PROVISIONS IN YOUR OHANA: We provide: ground Maui Roasters Coffee, sugar, coffee cups, Hawaiian Teas, Bowls, silverware, & cups.- you bring cereal and milk. (we do not provide creamer or milk). Grocery store is a quick 3 minute drive.
•There is No cooking or Kitchen access.

There are 2 Sliding Glass Doors, + plus the front door- (so all 3 Sides can open up, allowing nice Cool eve. Ocean Breezes ! Upstairs Sleeping Loft Overlooks Amazing Lush Tropical Palm Oasis Backyard and deck, and a peek of both Mt. Haleakala, and the West Maui Mountains !
The upstairs sleeping Loft is very private, with a Large Box fan, and nite lite. We supply maps and guidebooks of top best snorkel spots on Maui.

Feel free to sit Quietly in the Backyard at Night, while gazing at the star filled night sky and peacefulness of Maui- This is Not a loud spot, but relaxing with a beer or glass of wine is fine.
(We're in bed by 9:30 pm, and Maui county has a No Noise after 9 pm. county-wide law). •Please respect the Quietness here, and maintain a "Spirit of Aloha". :)

•DETACHED BATHROOM, You have your own private detached modern bathroom, which is located 20 paces Across the backyard deck (located on the other side of our screened in lanai-porch, (see photos). Your own Private indoor hot/cold Shower which is just off your Bathroom- in the large indoor Laundry room. Towels provided.

WE PROVIDE FOR BEACH USE:
2 Beach Towels, beach straw mats, Umbrella, small Cooler, floaty/swim Noodles, 1 Boogie Board & 2 Beach Chairs. NOTE: We do NOT provide snorkel gear, fins, mask, or a blow dryer. ...nearby is Snorkel Bob's, and Boss Frog's-a few dollars gets you basic daily snorkel gear Rental.

-BEACHES- WE ARE CENTRAL & CLOSE TO SO MANY: We have a ton of Beaches here -and each one is different! Swim, Snorkel, Body Surf, Scuba
(Beaches of black sand, golden sand, red sand, & white sand). Our Map is detailed on all our Maui Beaches and lists all the great Snorkel spots!

•FROM OGG, we're only 7.5 miles drive away! We are located in a safe, local and quiet, family neighborhood on a quiet dead-end street.

FOOD: There are lots of yummy places to either Dine out, or take-out if you are on a Budget.

HUNGRY FOR DINING? Maui has a very wide cuisine of "all-Kine" foods available...There's Lots of local, low-budget places. South Kihei Road has a diverse range of Dining/Bar choices: Thai, Mexican, Plate Lunch local style, Deli, fresh local caught Seafood, BBQ, Vegan, Sushi, etc.
-READ OUR GUIDEBOOK FOR LIST OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS/GROCERY, ETC. :)

---Our Ohana (family) Welcomes you to the Magical Island of Maui- we hope you choose to stay at our "Little slice of Maui Paradise", and experience for yourself why we chose to make this our "Hale"(Home), & feel the "Aloha"(Love) & detail we put into making our property into a Tropical care-free Hawaiian Oasis you'll want to come back to again! We've been blessed hosting some wonderful people, from all over the World!

••Note: Our Nightly Rate Includes ALL HI. Taxes, which is mandatory to collect & us to pay on Island. We have a G.E.T. License Number with the State of Hawaii.

--We look forward to meeting you! : )
-Malama Pono & Mahalo Nui Loa!

Guest Access

Rates are nightly, and Include mandatory HI. Tax Total of 13.42% (this is already included in your nightly rental rate). No additional charges will apply upon Check-in/out, unless you're doing late check out -extension, for small addit'l. chg.

Breakdown: Hawaii state tax (General Excise Tax: (G.E.T.) is 4.167%; & Transient Accommodations Tax: (T.A.T.) is 9.25%). Our Business G.E.T. LIC.
# is posted onsite.
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Washer onsite, available for use-one load ok. Only with Minimum 4 nite booked stay. (or a small buy-Option avail.) -NO dryer use. (line dry in sun). Guests have full access to Backyard deck. -Our screened in Private Bdrm. Lanai is off limits.

Interaction with Guests

We live onsite, in the adjacent Mainhouse. We will check to see if you have any questions. We respect guests privacy, so Text us between 8am-8pm. is our preferred method of communication, or write a note. -Mahalo.

Getting around

Transportation is guests responsibility.
A Rental car is strongly recommended to get around. We are only 7.5 miles away from OGG- a very easy, 18- 20 minute drive.

Other Things to Note

Our #1 is to maintain a "Spirit of Aloha" living here..... that means that we are mindful of others, we care about our impact and our effect on our neighbors and guests.
This is a VERY quiet, and peaceful area- please don't be loud at night or early-be mindful of others and your impact. :)
Our bedroom backs up to your private bathroom, so please be courteous and Quiet.
-Mahalo Nui!

Permit Number: GET #W2392471801 (nightly rate incl. 13.42% Tax)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Weekly Price: $755 /week
Cleaning Fee: $39
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • We had a very nice stay ! Carrie was very welcoming, always available and helpful giving us some good advice for what to do or where to eat around Kihei.
    Great location, very central in Maui.
    Everything provided: beach towels, sheets, bodyboard, beach bag, cooler... Even great local breakfast !
    Thanks for everything

    June 2014
  • Carrie & Marty were awesome hosts! Soo nice and helpful.
    Their Ohana is really outstanding! There could not have been a better place for our Maui-Adventure. Carrie provides a sensational breakfast with self-made banana bread. Yummy.. ;-)
    We highly recommend this place to everyone planning a trip to Maui.

    April 2014
  • Had a wonderful time in Carrie's beautiful loft! It was absolutely cozy, comfortable and private making my 4 night stay well worth it. It is located in a perfect location in Kehei with easy access to the Highway, town and beaches. Carrie has thought of everything to make the stay as comfortable as possible. I would absolutely recommend Carrie's loft to anyone looking to stay in the area. Thank you so much Carrie!! I look forward to staying with you again in the near future. Mahalo! :)

    March 2014
  • The garden,deck are impressive,.location is ok . the living space not really comfortable,you have to cross the whole deck to go to your washroom "2 pieces", and the shower located in the owner laundry room."quite small"

    March 2014
    Carrie
    Response from Carrie:

    It is always our intent that our Ohana is a good fit for our guests needs and comfort, that is why our Ad Description & Photos are VERY detailed on Exactly what layout and expectations are. I WISH TO COMMENT--> When you fist did your Inquiry to Book- my 1st Reply was the following: "Aloha Trinh & Allan! We look forward to meeting you. Please read through our House rules and Description- it should answer any questions you may have. -Mahalo! -Carrie :)"
    -> The Shower stall is a standard size: 38" x 34", so not sure why you felt is was "quite small". Sad that you made no mention of our hospitality; my serving you fresh fruit, juice, bread each morning, or providing all the amenities and extras. I did enjoy sharing my very limited Vietnamese language skills with you and wish you well. -Aloha.

    March 2014
  • Very small, but full of aloha inside! It was great being able to use the beach chairs and boogie board!

    March 2014
  • Super cute place, and the bed was so comfortable!! We really enjoyed staying here. Carrie was a great host and her banana bread was amazing :)

    February 2014
  • Quaint accommodation, in a nice location. Carrie was a gracious host and shared lots of local information with us. The banana bread and fresh fruit was outstanding and we looked forward to it every morning. The Ohana is very clean as is the bathroom and shower facilities. The only thing I would of liked is a microwave to heat up our leftovers and maybe make some popcorn! The gardens are beautiful, unfortunately we were unable to enjoy them as it rained most of our stay.

    February 2014
    Carrie
    Response from Carrie:

    Aloha Yvonne, We did have a microwave in the Ohana, but found that no one used it. Mahalo for your feedback of it being useful. We enjoyed hosting you folks.

    February 2014
  • I only had the opportunity to stay at Carrie and Marty's cottage for one night, but definitely enjoyed my stay. The cottage is clean and inviting, with lush grounds and a beautiful patio space/deck. I stayed in Kihei one night so I could go snorkeling in Makena the next morning before I flew back to Portland. This was the perfect place to stay.

    Carrie really took the time to make the Ohana as comfortable as possible and you can tell she really has a passion for making the space a welcome place for guests. She paid attention to all the smallest details - from decorating to posting notes around the Ohana, to providing maps, guides, and other amenities for her guests.

    I would recommend this as a great place to stay if you're doing activities in Kihei, Wilea, or any of the surrounding areas. Keep in mind, however, that it is located in a subdivision in the north end of town - not really within walking distance to anything. So as long as you have a rental car, you're good to go - with Kihei's beaches and attractions only being a couple of minutes away by car.

    All in all, a great experience!

    January 2014
  • You can really have a good time in Kihei but dont forget to read the house rules. Mahalo for everything! We had a good time.

    January 2014
  • Kihai has the most beautiful beaches on the Island. Carrie took very good care of us. We especially loved the large open deck in the back, with all the comfy chairs. And the breakfast of fresh fruit and her special banana bread served out there every morning.

    January 2014
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Aloha!....I'm Carrie... I'm happily married 25 years. My husband & I love to cook, relax, and enjoy nature. We have 2 friendly dogs onsite: a F. Shep-Lab mix "Maggie", and a M. JR. Terrier, "Niblet" who is half couch-potato, half Jack Russell. Living only 4 blocks up from the Beach- we definitely enjoy Maui's Beach lifestyle; Swimming, walking the many amazing Beaches nearby, snorkeling, easy hikes, and generally exploring around the Island. Marty's been playing the Ukelele for a few years, and can play several authentic Hawaiian songs...a Heavenly treat to hear him gently strumming in the morning, or early evening. Our property has several Apple-Banana Trees onsite, Coconut Palms, Plumeria Trees and many types of Flowers that we utilize and enjoy. (ie. I bake Homemade Banana Bread using the Bananas right off our own trees, which I serve to our booked Guests). I dance Hula worship, make Plumeria Flower Leis as hobby, and love to decorate, create, read, cook, garden and bake. --Our favorite type of Guests? Relaxed, easy going, Quiet, considerate, low key and independent visitors are our favorite! You'll find our whole property super tranquil. : ) You will find us easy going, quiet, early-to-bed kinda people (early to bed, early to rise for the Beach, lol ). It's important for us to take time to enjoy life's beauty and peacefulness. We want you to feel our caring "Aloha", and feel like any Hawaiian "Ohana" (family)....Maui is a very special healing place and was our choice to move here to help my husbands longtime chronic pain condition. I manufacture and formulate Natural Massage Lotion, as well as my (main) job- Graphic Design & Print brokering for over 30 yrs. -Being able to utilize my artistic creativity has been a true blessing in creating, decorating, adding my own personal style in designing the Ohana, and property grounds. I really love decorating and creating, it makes me happy to see guests enjoy the environment we've worked so lovingly on. Maui's trade winds, fresh flowing breezes, the Ocean's high mineral salt content, along with all the minerals in the Sand of our many beaches, plus Maui's ambient year long temperatures- experience it, and you'll see why it is a health benefit for many who come here.....and a treat for many who return. We Love Hosting! we have met so many wonderful visiting couples- and we Really enjoy making you feel welcome & well treated ! Your vacation Ohana is very private and it is detached, (we sleep on the opposite end of the property)- so you have lots of privacy and alone time to come and go very independently. We've thought of many, little special details in setting up the Ohana, so our guests feel welcome and comfy.....and want you to enjoy the tropical Backyard and Ohana. By 9pm. all must be quiet, as Maui County wide has a strict ordinance, and we are committed to keeping peaceful existence with our nice neighbors, who are also quiet. :) ......its the Aloha way- to be mindful of others. We are originally from Southern California. We've been to The Big Island, Oahu, France, Germany, and a few states throughout the Mainland. Maui is our forever home now. Our favorite thing that's changed since moving here? .. is the Slower Pace......(the fastest road is 40 mph. (if you want to drive fast)....but expect to drive 20 - 30 m.p.h. on average :-) Maui pace is S-l-o-w,.. so... R e l a x- enjoy yourself ! , and take in all this Beautiful Island has to teach and show you ! (Ps. Fact: Maui Island has the Most Swimming Beaches of any of the Hawaiian Islands, 81 in all)- and where we're located is the Best Location to all those Amazing Beaches ! I tell my Mainland friends: I always wanted to live in a place that when I went on a Vacation- that's where I'd want to be!.....now we live at that place we call "Our little slice of Paradise". Malama pono. e komo mai! Aloha Ke Akua Ka Koa
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