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Waiohuli Beach Hale #B-205

Waiohuli Beach Hale #205, Kihei Oceanfront Vacation Rentals

Waiohuli Beach Hale is a small oceanfront complex located in Kihei Maui Hawaii. This property has a great aloha feeling with a relaxed and quiet atmosphere. Each unit is steps from the ocean and is centrally located to great shopping, restaurants, beaches and is minutes from the championship golf courses of Wailea and Makena. In addition there is a 60 foot solar heated pool, barbecues and shuffleboard located right next to the ocean.This complex is one of the great finds in Kihei Maui for its affordability and charm. Whale watch, windsurf, walk the beach and enjoy magnificent sunsets from your lanai. Waiohuli Beach Hale is a Maui property where guests return year after year.

Same day bookings (meaning arrival is within 24 hours of making the reservation) requires a phone call to Rentals Maui for confirmation.

Unit #B-205 is an upstairs ocean view 1 bedroom 1 bath unit. No detail has been spared in this gorgeous remodeled oceanfront unit. Both the fully equipped kitchen and bathroom have been were upgraded to include new appliances, and granite counter tops. The entire unit is tiled throughout. New electronics have been included to include flat screen TV in both the living room and bedroom, high speed wireless, stereo system and room AC in both the living room and the bedroom. New furniture in the living room includes a new sofa sleeper. The master bedroom features king bed. Coin-operated laundry room on-site. This condo sleeps 4 comfortably. Note: A $300 refundable security deposit is required for this unit.

Tax ID: TA-1783660544-01 & TA-1648564224-01
Amenities
general
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • A/C Throughout
  • A/C is Window Unit
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Coin-Operated Laundry On-Site
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Curling Iron
  • Alarm Clock
kitchen
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Stove Type is Ceramic
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Rice Cooker
  • Slow Cooker
  • Cookware
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Tea Kettle
  • Tea Kettle is Stovetop
  • Dishware Service For 8
  • Glassware Service for 8
  • Flatware Service for 8
  • Storage Containers
  • Water Filter
entertainment
  • Television
  • Cable TV
  • Cable TV is Digital
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Library
  • CD Player
  • CD Library
  • Books
  • Games
living room
  • Portable A/C
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Sofa Bed, Queen
  • Television
  • TV is Flat Screen
  • TV Size is Medium (30" to 44")
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • DVD Player
phone and internet
  • Telephone
  • Answering Machine
  • Internet
  • Internet is Wireless
  • Internet is Wired
outdoor
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Cooler
  • Shared Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Pool is solar heated
  • Outdoor Shared Grills
  • Shared Grills are Gas
  • Balcony
  • Patio / Lanai
  • Shuffleboard On-site
  • Bicycle Racks
bedroom 1
  • Window A/C
  • A/C is on 2-hour timer
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Bed, Standard King
  • Television
  • TV Size is Small (up to 29")
  • DVD Player
  • Full Bathroom
local services
  • Laundry On-Site, Coin-Operated
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Bank
  • Nearby Churches
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Restaurant
  • Nearby Market
  • Nearby Shopping
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
geographic
  • On Beach
  • Near Kalama Park
  • Near Public Tennis Courts
  • Near Kihei Library
  • Near Maui Nui Golf Course
  • Near Kihei Aquatics Center
  • On Waiohuli Beach
culture
  • Maui Arts and Culture Center
  • Kihei 4th Friday Festivals
  • Hyundai Golf Tournament (Jan)
  • Whale Day Festival (Feb)
  • Maui Brewers' Festival (May)
  • Maui Onion Festival (May)
  • Maui Film Festival (Jun)
  • Maui Whale Season (Nov-May)
Availability
Location
Reviews
Our first trip to maui
May, 2019
A guest from Longview, Washington
Our trip was the most relaxing of all vacations. Can't wait to do it again next year.
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Beautiful views, great location!
May, 2019
A guest from Longmont, CO
Beautiful updated room with great views. My only recommendation would be to remove the timer from the bedroom A/C unit, either that or install a timer that can get you through the night. Outside of that the property is great, the price is right and the sunsets are incredible!
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April, 2019
JN
Fabulous as always! Thanks!
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January, 2019
GW
The condo was beautiful -- furnishings and appointments. Nothing was lacking, view was very pretty. 
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Great stay!
September, 2018
A guest from WAYNE, NJ
Everything was as described. Parking lot was convenient and grounds were well kept. We appreciated being in the less crowded northern end of Kihei.
Response from Rentals Maui, Inc. on September, 2018
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at this lovely condo. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Fast perfekt
September, 2018
Andre P. from Siegburg,
Tolle Lage, sauberes Condo, sehr gute Kommunikation mit dem Vermieter vor und während unseres Aufenthaltes.
Das einzig negative war das Klimastandgerät im Living Room. Es hat nicht geschafft, die Temperatur unter 85 Fahrenheit/ 29 Celsius zu senken. Wenn da Gäste schlafen müssen sollten solche Temperaturen beim Schlaf aushalten können. Trotzdem würden wir wieder kommen.
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Great family escape
August, 2018
Kathryn F. from Guelph, ON
Loved the amenities, great pool, lovely kitchen full of everything you'll need. Thanks for the snorkel, pool noodle, beach chairs and wonderful stay. Convenient to restaurants, groceries, snorkeling, learn to surf, everything for a great family escape! There were a few homeless folks hanging out outside the condo development which wasn't ideal, but nothing really concerning. Also, there was a steady stream of ants across the counter and we had to keep all the food in the fridge. But we're in the tropics, so perhaps this is to be expected?
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Waiohuli Beach Hale #B-205
July, 2018
A guest from Toronto, Ontario
Everything was perfect.
Only complain that we had is loud AC.
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June, 2018
SC
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A great place to stay.
May, 2018
A guest from Apple Valley, CA
Loved it! Location, comfort, it has it all. It only lacks a plug or strip for the bedroom to plug in phones....
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Secret paradise
April, 2018
A guest from Lynden, WA
The overall experience was great. The unit was very nice and clean. The location is great and the beach right up front is like a secret little private paradise.
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April, 2018
AS
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PARADISE!!!
March, 2018
Lorraine S. from Tisdale, Saskatchewan
This unit is perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our week the only complaint was that we could not have stayed longer, maybe next year! The view from the balcony was a wonderful way to start the morning and our unit was just steps from the pool and ocean. This unit is just as described and as seen in the pictures. Everything we needed was within walking distance, grocery stores, restaurants & a strip mall. We will definitely return to this resort and if possible this unit. I almost hate to share this gem! Mahalo for sharing your little piece of Paradise!
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SHHHHHH.....don't tell everyone!
January, 2018
Janis N. from Edmonton, AB
Aloha! 23rd time to Maui, 20th time to Waiohuli Beach Hale, 6th time to #B-205! Amazing as always! A hidden gem! We don't even rent a car! It's so close to everything we need or just a quick bus ride away.
The property is so well-maintained and the unit has it all! No need to cross the road to get to the beach like so many properties in Kihei. So love being beachfront. It's also been fabulous to see so many turtles returns over the year. What beautiful creatures....just sunning themselves on the beach out front.
We appreciate all the work that goes in to keeping Waiohuli Beach Hale so special. Mahalo!
Response from Rentals Maui, Inc. on January, 2018
We appreciate that return to this lovely property and unit each year. See you next year!
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December, 2017
BR
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Kihei December 2017
December, 2017
Steven L. from Oceanside, CA
Third time staying at Waiohuli Beach Hale. First time in unit B-205. The location is perfect and the condo complex is small in comparison to others near by. Nicely appointed with everything you need for cooking. Furniture is comfortable and efficient. Laundry on premise works well. Have reserved the unit for next year.
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Loved Our Stay!
August, 2017
Pat & Dana K.
Great location, right on the beach, beautiful pool, small complex so it had an intimate feeling.
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August, 2017
DK
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August, 2017
TM
My daughter and I absolutely loved our trip. Our stay was incredible!
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Wowee Maui!!
July, 2017
Catherine V. from Newmarket, Ontario
The condo was great and very well provisioned. All the basics were provided by the owners and more. The condo property seemed to have lots of rules but I guess that is part of condo life. If we come back to Maui we will definitely ask for 205 again!
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Waiohuli Beach Hale #B-205
July, 2017
Robert W. from Bellingham, WA
The condo was very clean. The kitchen is well stocked with pans, dishes, utensils, and spices.Recent well thought out remodel of kitchen and bathroom with granite counter tops and stainless appliances. Newer tile floors throughout. Bedroom has a comfortable king bed, plenty of storage in closet and chest of drawers. A/C and fans in bedroom and living room. Bathroom needs a small table fan to set above toilet to help with humidity after showering since there is no outside window to open.The condo is on very nice landscaped grounds with a huge pool. The resident manager does an exceptional job. The complex is ocean front. Theere are strict quiet hours. Not a place for the party hardy crowd.
The condo is best for two people only. The complex is a short walk to a large supermarket.


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Waiohuli Beach Hale
June, 2017
Denyce K. from Granite Falls, WA
This our 5th Maui vacation staying at Waihouli Beach Hale. That speaks for itself. We love it here and will keep coming back. The condo has ever thing we need plus a great location!
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Wonderful stay in Maui!
June, 2017
A guest from Elk Park, NC
What a wonderful condo overlooking the ocean, fully equipped with everything that you need. Beautiful sunsets!
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We love it!
May, 2017
A guest from Abbotsford, BC
Property was very clean and everything was over our expectations. Condo is fully equipped, few steps from ocean, close to grocery store. We would like to back again. Recommended this place. Super quiet area.
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A Taste of Paradise
April, 2017
A guest from West Fargo, ND
Before we even arrived, we felt prepared and organized on what we needed to do. Once there everything was easy to get into and amazing! It was just like the pictures and even more beautiful. The condo itself had everything you could need and more. It was clean and well maintained. We didn't have the A/C on at all, the tradewinds were all we needed. The grounds and balcony had amazing views and relaxing. Right across the lawn to the ocean for the most gorgeous sunsets! And, being right by all the main restaurants in Kihei was a plus! We will return.
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ANOTHER WONDERFUL VACATION AT WAIOHULI BEACH HALE
April, 2017
Sharilyn H. from Dawsons Creek, BC
My daughter and I had our 6th visit to this complex to celebrate her 16th birthday. It was absolutely wonderful in every way from the weather to the amenities and the beautiful unit that we stayed in. We look forward to returning many more times. Thank you so much 🙂
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maui holiday
January, 2017
john h. from warriewood, NSW
had a really good stay,the unit was great. only negative was the water pressure in the shower
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1st Timers
January, 2017
A guest
We had a great stay, convenient location, well kept property, well stocked apartment (need new frying pants). View is amazing! Couple small annoyances: AC a bit noisy, but only needed for short periods - cooking, quick cool down - as airflow was sufficient to be comfortable. Loved the Rain shower head, but not enough water pressure for it.
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MAHALO for an Amazing Vacation in Mary's Hale (#205)
January, 2017
Janis N. from Edmonton, AB
Thanks again for a wonderful holiday at Waiohuli Beach Hale (19 times at WBH and 5 times in #205). Everything was fabulous....the people, the place, walking distance to everything like Maui Brewing, the sunsets, the BBQs, the beach, the list goes on! Looking forward to next year! Cheers!
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Maui stay
October, 2016
Patrick P. from Olympia, WA
It was perfect, we loved our unit and the complex.
I would stay there again too. The place was clean, updated, had everything you needed to cook, just a few things 1. the bed was way too hard, the shower water presser was low, and could could never get hooked up to the internet.
Response from Rentals Maui, Inc. on October, 2016
Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed Waiohuli 205! The wifi issue has been resolved.
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Good place
October, 2016
A guest from Kyoto, Kyoto
Nice view, good location, and very confortable, I'd like to visit again.
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Kehei Condo #205
October, 2016
A guest from Columbia City, OR
Unit was good sized and very well equipped. It was in a good location. The two air conditioners didn't really cool much so we quit using them. The outside temperature was in the mid 80's and was tolerable. We liked the lockbox for the key when checking in. No hassle to find someone to let us in.
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Maui stay
September, 2016
A guest from Whitewater, WI
205 was a wonderful unit for me and my 3 kids. I was very impressed with the cleanliness and the modern design features of the kitchen and bathroom. We love to swim and the 20yrd pool is the best in Kihea. The proximity to the ocean was a pleasure too. I would highly recommend this unit/complex. Aloha!
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Great Stay!
July, 2016
Terry S. from Surrey, BC
Just go home from a great trip to Maui. It was our first time there so really appreciated the ease of booking the condo with Rentals Maui. Kathy gave us a selection of units based on our wants. The condo was just steps from the beach and a grocery store and a short drive from great shops and restaurants. It was clean and well appointed, the whole site was very well cared for and quiet. Would book again!
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Hawaii Heaven
May, 2016
A guest from Calgary, AB
Lovely location! The accommodations were quiet and well-maintained. Great BBQ area and views of the beach were spectacular, especially at sunset. Easy access to everything that you need, including groceries, restaurants, beach, etc. Had a wonderful time! Stayed in Mary's Hale (B205).
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Wonderful
April, 2016
A guest from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Room was wonderful. Full kitchen, deck with a gorgeous view, living room, beautiful kitchen. Amazing landscaping. Have already recommended to others, and will choose here again when we return.
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Highly Recommended!
April, 2016
Karen N.
We traveled to Maui for our first time along with our good friends who have been to Maui 14 times!
Our rooms were exceptional in comfort, and was very well equipped. We would definitely rent this suite again.

Our only complaint would be that of the on site assistant manager (dark hair) who was not very friendly at all, and when we pulled out the blender to make a drink it looked like the previous guest processed motor oil in it.

Mahallo for everything!
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Long time visitor at WBH
April, 2016
Rod H. from Geneseo, NY
Another relaxing stay here.
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Great week on Maui
January, 2016
Josh M. from San Francisco, CA
We had a great stay at Waiohuli Hale B-205. The property was very well maintained, and our unit was well appointed. We enjoyed the quiet low density atmosphere of the property.
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Loved it!
December, 2015
A guest from Fort Saskatchewan, AB
We had a wonderful stay. 205-B was exactly as the pictures showed. The view can't be beat, gardens, pool and ocean with the perfect location to watch the beautiful Maui sunset. The pool is large and perfect temperature. The corner unit is nice to get a cross breeze wind to keep it cool and we never used the A/C. Also, it is quietly tucked away from the parking lot noises. It is a nice beach for walking (perhaps not the best for swimming, but only minutes away to the Makena and Wailea area). The cupboards were well stocked with everything we needed. If you like a hard bed, you'll be pleased (my husband loved it).
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Mary's Hale. Great location, Great Value
October, 2015
Robin G. from Calgary, AB
Very clean accommodation, Quiet location, away from big hotels/tourist resorts. Right around corner from a grocery store. Well equipped unit and kitchen, including a popcorn maker. Everything one would need for the beach: beach chars, towels, snorkel gear flippers, cooler, umbrella, etc. Pool was great to cool down in after a hot day. Great sandy beach out front, turtles can be seen in the surf. Nice sunset viewing from the balcony, or when sitting by the pool. Overall excellent value for your money.
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Will Return
July, 2015
Denyce K. from Granite Falls, WA
We had a wonderful time at our rental condo! This is the 3rd time we have spent our vacation in Maui at Waiohuli Beach Hale. It is very clean, comfortable and convenient location. Has everything we need and more! We will return..
Response from Rentals Maui, Inc. on July, 2015
Thank you for staying with us. Waiohuli Beach Hale is a very desired location for Maui travelers. Glad you enjoyed your time there.
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Highly recommended, would stay here again.
May, 2015
A guest from Visalia, CA
Complex was really nice, grounds, pool and ocean view off of the lanai were awesome. Unit was nicely remodeled, kitchen fully stocked and perfect for 2 people.
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maui
December, 2014
SALLY B. from Anchorage, AK
We have stayed here in 2 other units. #205 is our favorite so far although all were fine. We would highly recommend a vacation in #205.
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Waiohuli Beach Hale #B-205
March, 2014
A guest from Tigard, OR
We normally stay in the Napili area, but stayed in Kihei this time with friends. This was a great unit, clean, had everything we needed. We would recommend this unit, and would stay here again if we visit Kihei again.
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Lovely condo!
March, 2014
A guest from Centennial, CO
Lovely furnishings and nicely decorated! Very, very clean, and a convenient location; great place to stay!
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Mary's Hale #205 - the best!
January, 2014
Evelyn S. from Cranbrook, BC
This was my second year at Waiohuli Beach in Unit 205 - a very clean, up-to-date, well equipped unit. The kitchen includes almost everything you would have at home so menus weren't limited to what pans etc were available, rice cooker, slow cooker, blender to name a few. The location is ideal, close to all amenities with no need of a vehicle if you don't wish to drive, but easy access to the highway if you do & lots of parking. And the beach is so close, no need to cross a busy street to get there. Beach towels & chairs are provided by the unit and there are chaise lounges at the pool, outdoor grills & beautifully maintained grounds. A perfect holiday spot!
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Mary's Hale is Amazing!
January, 2014
Janis N. from Edmonton, AB
Thanks once again for all the lovely attention to detail in this home away from home.
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Great Price and Great Location
October, 2013
Wanda W. from Sidman, PA
The unit was in a great location with something to do for the entire family. The ocean and beach is in view from the balcony just past the beautiful garden and swimming pool. Restaurants, recreation, stores, and a park are all within walking distance.
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Gepflegte Anlage in guter Lage
August, 2013
Andre P. from Siegburg,
Die Unterkunft war wie auf der Website beschrieben.
Die Informationen/Betreuung von Rentals Maui vor und während unseres Aufenthalts waren super.

Das einzig Negative war der Hausmeister der Anlage.
Der spielte sich auf wie ein kleiner König.
Augenscheinlich hat er vergessen, dass die Gäste durch ihre Buchung sein Gehalt finanzieren und er nur ein Angestellter ist.
Overall Satisfaction
Good stay
July, 2013
A guest
Good stay
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Beautiful condo in Kihei
June, 2013
A guest from Oregon City, OR
Very nice condo with many comforts.
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THE BEST
May, 2013
Shawna W. from Calgary, Alberta
It was a perfect place for us to stay and rest during our training camp. Thank you!!
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A relaxing, peaceful home away from home
April, 2013
Janis N. from Edmonton, AB
An excellent unit and property! Looking forward to staying in the unit again!
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Maui Condo with wonderful kitchen
April, 2013
Diane J. from Poughkeepsie, NY
We enjoyed our stay at Waiohuli Beach Hale 205 - a small condo development in Kihei. The kitchen was the best equipped we've ever seen in a rental and allowed us to cook, bake, and make all our own meals. While the property is located on the beach, we found it better to drive to some of the other wider beaches near us for our beach time. We would definitely come here again.
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great condo
April, 2013
Glen M. from Virden, Manitoba
most enjoyable
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#205 is excellent!
January, 2013
Janis N. from Edmonton, AB
Everything you need is in #205 and all the amenities.
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Looking forward to returning
November, 2012
Kristan P. from Bellingham, WA
Very pleasant condo, great location. Only minor negative would be the low water pressure. Difficult to shower.
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Maui Waiohuli Beach Hale
September, 2012
A guest from Casa Grande, AZ
This condo was lovely and conveniently located right by the beach. The unit was fully upgraded last year, with top of the line appliances and decor. Although the washer and dryer are not in the unit, there were plenty of commercial size machines on site. The owner provides many extras, such as beach towels and chairs. The unit size is compact, yet efficient. We liked the fact that the complex is small and quiet with plenty of parking. Also, there is a supermarket only a block away. There is no swimming at the beach: however, it provides gorgeous sunsets and several miles of sand for walking. We would happily stay at this condo again!
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Awesome renovation of Waiohuli 205
August, 2012
A guest from Ventura, CA
I have stayed in Waiohuli 205 both before and after the renovation and new owners. It is just wonderful to stay in a nicely renovated condo. The only thing I missed was a lounge chair on the balcony so I could lounge and enjoy the view from the lanai.
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Had a great stay at Waiohuli Beach Hale #205 in Kihei
April, 2012
Cindy H. from Calgary, Alberta
The condo had all of the amenities and provisions (such as blender, spices, food storage containers) that we needed which was great. Many thanks to condo owner and property rental manager.
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Waiohuli Beach Hale ... what the Doctor ordered
January, 2012
Scot F. from Burnaby, BC
Our wishes were to relax for two solid weeks without a worry in a self-contained unit. More than realized at the Waiohuli Beach Hale #205. Wonderfully kept, with everything we needed. We kept wondering if they missed anything. Then we found it in a cabinet or closet. Better equipped than our own home. Nice location within walking or biking distance to our favourite beaches in Kihei. We'd love to go back soon. Once a year isn't enough. Aloha.
Overall Satisfaction
Affordable, well-maintained and centrally located property.
December, 2011
Barbara S. from Lawrence Harbor, NJ
Very pleasant.
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Clean, quiet, great beach side location
September, 2011
A guest from Redwood City, CA
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We can't wait to go back!
August, 2011
Greg T.
Our trip was a last minute decision and we were a little concerned that our accommodations would reflect our late planning. But we couldn't be more wrong, the condo and it's grounds were beautiful and we had a wonderful time. If we are lucky enough to visit Maui again we will definitely make this condo our first choice. I have already recommend #205 to all our friends, if you pick this unit you won't be sorry.
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April, 2011
A guest from North Vancouver, BC
We found the unit very well equipped with lots of helpful hints and even some movies. The BBQ came in handy as well.
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November, 2010
Susan T. from Surrey, BC
Wonderful place for R&R, quiet, clean, close to shopping.
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April, 2010
Tom B. from Surrey, BC
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Waiohuli #205
January, 2010
A guest from Anchorage, AK
A nice unit, quiet and on the end. However having just stayed in two different units in the complex found this one lacking a dishwasher which was a nice plus in the other unit. The other unit also had tile floor and lanai which was a first for us there, and we found that very nice. So while this unit has carpet, if we hadn't just been in a tile one would not really have been aware of the difference.
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The place was great, location, location, location. What really made it great were the people that also stayed there.
February, 2009
Richard B. from Fund Du Lac, WI
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Great Time and Location
January, 2009
A guest from Grayslake, IL
Room 205 was great! The room and furnishings were above and beyond expectations. There was great care and attention to every detail to ensuring that this felt like home. I would highly recommend this room to everyone that would stay at Maui.
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