About This Listing
RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE 13.42% TAX, which is upon arrival at the unit. Air BnB will collect the room rate + their fees + the cleaning fees on this site. The tax is mandatory by law for legal vacation rentals in Hawaii. The invoice I send will show everything itemized out, including what you paid on Air BnB (except for your fees, which I don't know what they are)
ADDITIONAL $150 REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT COLLECTED TO INSURE ALL THE KEYS & CONDITION OF THE UNIT. THIS IS SEPARATE FROM THE ROOM TOTAL & WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU IN 48 HRS AFTER DEPARTURE.
RATE IS FOR 2PX ONLY, ADD'L PERSON IS $10/NT.
Maui Vista is located across from beautiful Charley Young Beach and is in walking distance to many shops, restaurants, bars & beaches in Kihei. It's a quaint property that has a tranquil feel about it and my unit is in the 3rd bldg which is up from the main road so it's quiet.
You will be on the ground floor with a big lanai that has chaise lounges & a dining table. You can also relax on the grassy lawn out front.
It's not a fancy unit, but comfortable and clean, always updated during the slower months whenever possible. I try to put in new furniture, appliances or decor with whatever I can with the budget I have each year. But it's maybe not for someone who is expecting something where everything is brand new. Style is maybe vintage Hawaiian.
Bathroom has shower/tub with new vanity put in 2011.
New pullout sofabed purchased in 2014.
New pub table dining set purchased in 2014.
Bedroom has a Queen bed.
Free WIFI & flat screen TV.
There are ceiling fans throughout & A/C in the living room.
Full kitchen includes oven/stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, rice cooker, other applicances, cookware, dishes. There is also a W/D with detergent.
Beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler are provided. Sometimes there are boogie boards, floating rafts, etc left by previous guests that you're more than welcome to use.
Rental gear for camping & babies are available for a fee upon request.
Airport transportation is available at $35
/each way upon request & availability only.
We have free tours that you're welcome to join on our days off. Check out Yume Enterprise on (website hidden) to see pictures of some of the places we've taken guests.
The condo is located across a beautiful white sand beach & in walking distance to many other beaches, surf spots, restaurant, bars, shops and markets. Bus stop is around the corner.
Condo has outdoor pool, tennis courts & BBQ area plus free open parking for one car.
The owners are both pretty mellow, live on Maui, love the outdoors and have a cute lovable dog, plus a new baby. During our free time, we love taking people to our favorite spots on Maui, we offer lots of free tours & some with a nominal fee.
Other Things to Note
Transient Accommodations Tax ID#:
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On-island contact is Lisa Nakagawa (owner)
Phone: (phone number hidden) (cell) / (phone number hidden) (hm)
email: yume-(email hidden)
No smoking in the unit or on the lanai, there are designated smoking areas on property.
No shoes in the house.
Quiet hours 10pm - 8am.
No glass or alcohol at the pool.
Lisa was an amazing host and extremely accommodating to our last second needs. The place was perfect for us and the extra beach gear was so helpful and unexpected! I would definitely book with Lisa again.
Mahalo Dan for being so awesome as well! Glad you got to use all the beach stuff, especially since there are so many beautiful beaches you can go to nearby. Thanks for taking good care of my place & hope you come again soon! I offer repeat guest discounts so please keep my info handy!
Great location. Lisa's unit was located on the main road of Kihei town. Kihei is a great little beach town on the South Coast of Maui. It's a very family oriented town with great little restaurants. The central location of Kihei makes it easy to conveniently access anywhere on the island.
Terrible bed. The mattress is seemingly so old and/or low quality that you sink 6 inches when lying down. The bed made for a poor night sleep.
Pretty clean. The cleanliness of the unit was adequate.
The pictures are accurate. The unit is spacious and more than enough space for a small family or couple.
The host was not available. We did not have a positive experience interacting with her staff. They were difficult to reach upon arrival despite us providing our planned itinerary. We were unable to meet her staff in person because they were unavailable and we were delayed in entering the unit. Upon arrival, the unit was not completely ready for us (bed not made, linens still being laundered, trash not taken out). While I believe this to be uncharacteristic of the usual experience (given the reviews), I was disappointed that there was no monetary compensation for the less than positive host interaction.
So sorry again Curtis for the miscommunication. Your itinerary emailed to us stated a 2pm arrival, which is when my housekeeper is usually finishing up so she offered to wait & do the check-in. But she said you had called to change it to 7pm that day after you landed so she explained that she needed to run upcountry to make a drop at the animal sanctuary then be back. Unfortunately she didn't have service deep in Haiku when you tried calling at around 5pm. Danielle did try to call her too but seeing that she was out of range & knowing where she was, decided to just give you the lockbox code. We do apologize for the 20 minute wait but we try to explain that we do not have a 24 hr front desk so if people don't call ahead to give us at least an hour notice, they may have to wait. So, setting a 7pm time and then showing up around 5pm is going to probably incur a wait regardless because nobody is required to sit and wait around for guests to show up, we try to be around close to the arrival time. Sherrell was expecting a 7pm arrival & planned to be back before then to take the sheet out of the dryer to finish the bed. And there were clean towels in the trash bag, extra ones she was taking home with her. It was unfortunate that she left the laundry undone with the intention of coming back before 7pm. But she had found a baby bird & wanted to drop it off before the shelter closed. She was going to go at 2pm after checking you in but when you changed the time she made a poor decision. But as there was no complaint at the time, Sherrell said that you were very thankful & nice, Danielle didn't feel there was a problem, though we also didn't consider a 20 minute wait being that long since the arrival was 2 hrs earlier than planned and also without notice beforehand that you were coming earlier. As an owner with a 2 year old & a working husband, it might've taken me longer to get over there because I'd have to bring my son and it sometimes takes 20 minutes alone for me to be able to get everything together to leave the house. So, we do ask for notice, at least 30 min but an hour is better because we don't have a front desk staff on hand 24/7, it's usually just me. Again, my apologies for the miscommunication. And I will look into the bed as well. I didn't realize it was uncomfortable for you, but had you called to tell us we could have told you to use the sofabed in the living room, which is only a year old and is very comfortable. I just wish that you had relayed your unhappiness immediately rather than after you left because we would've tried our best to make things better. But without knowing anything we weren't able to do anything so we are sorry for that.
I grew up on Maui and was visiting my parents for the weekend. This condo was exactly what I needed.
Everything was in order, I was met promptly and given the keys/etc. Was very effortless. The only thing that happened was my car had a little note asking to reach out to security and get a parking pass (really no big deal).
Everyone was great to work with, I had a wonderful time, and I would love to stay there again.
Right across from Charlie Young beach, which is pretty awesome.
Walking distance to triangles/ABC store/Restaurants
Easy access to streets that lead both into downtown kihei and up to Pi'ilani hwy
Maui Vista was a great place to stay! The location is close to the beach and easy to get to. The condo is extremely well equipped with everything we needed and there were even boogie boards and an umbrella for the beach. The space held four of us comfortably and the bed was exceptionally comfortable. I would easily stay here again!
Fantastic! This was a fabulous place to say. The ground floor apartment means easy access, the location is great for the beach and a quick drive (or leisurely walk) to local cafes (Kihei Caffe!) and restaurants. Everything was clean and well maintained. There was enough basic items to get things moving and the beach items were great! Tommy Bahamas chairs demonstrate the quality of this place.
Note: the bed is very very soft. My travelling partner and I both had sore necks and back from the lack of support. Personal preference but worth knowing in advance.
This is very affordable for Maui. Book it!!
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About the Host, Lisa
Lisa is a local girl who's an adventurous traveler, enjoys meeting people from all over the world, is environmentally conscious, a total animal lover, and likes being outdoors & doing sports.
Naoise's an Irish guy who likes traveling & the great outdoors too, but also has a love for art, music, movies, social media and fashion.
Our baby Nainoa was recently born in Oct 2012 and loves meeting new people! He goes to the beach everyday, loves going hiking & spends a lot of time outdoors.
Kea is a Japanese Spitz who just likes running around off the leash somewhere outside and eating really good food! She loves people too!
We all love taking guests to our favorite spots on the island whenever time permits. Or invite them out for a hibachi (BBQ).
Together, when we have the time, we have fun taking guests to our favorite spots on Maui or enjoy having them over for a hibachi (BBQ)!