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 quick to respond to our rental request and she was able to accommodate my friend and I last minute. She was helpful and encouraging after my friend and I had a less than desirable experience with another airbnb rental. The apartment was stocked with everything we needed to have a fun-filled Maui beach experience. I highly recommend renting from Lisa.
Lisa is amazing! She met us at the condo the first day and was the sweetest person imaginable. She showed us the condo and let us know that she'd be there whenever we needed her, which turned out to be true. She had great ideas about fun activities to do and she really knows Kihei well. She lives very close by so whenever we needed anything, she was there within minutes to help. We stayed for 12 nights and did not have any problems whatsoever with the unit or with Lisa. The condo was very spacious and easily fit the two of us. There was even a pull-out bed if we wanted to bring two more guests. The condo had A/C which was very crucial for us, as it was quite hot when we went. The condo is very close to downtown Kihei and shops and restaurants, and is conveniently located right across the street from the Charley Young Beach Park. We couldn't have imagined a better stay, and we are definitely coming back again in the future. I would give Lisa and her condo a 10 out of 10 rating!
Ryan you are so awesome! I'm so sorry I never got to review you as well, having a 2 year old really makes the time disappear! Anyways, it was a joy meeting you both (My son Nainoa was equally ecstatic!) & so glad that you guys had a good time! I hope you can come back again soon and maybe then Nainoa will be old enough to take you to some of his favorite spots on the island! I give repeat guest discounts (outside of peak periods) so keep my info handy!
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.
Awesome location, close to the beach, Kihei Cafe (awesome breakfast place) and plenty of parking. Lisa was a pleasure to work with, she answered all my questions pretty quickly. I enjoyed our stay at her property.
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
The place was just as described and suited my needs for the evening. Lisa was very accommodating and I was very grateful for her great communication:)
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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)!