Ocean-Front 3br/3ba condo with Amazing Views

Family room with view.
Family room with view.Master bedroom and vanity.Second master bedroom with king-sized bed and en suite bathroom.Another beautiful sunset on the lanai!Sunset view from the master bedroom.Master jacuzzi has ocean view.Chang\'s Beach is a 4 minute walk from our door and viewable from lanai.One of the two hot tubs.One of the two pools.

From $850 / night

4850 Makena Alanui, Kihei, HI 96753
Ocean-Front 3br/3ba condo with Amazing Views
3 bedrooms
6 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
Type: Condo
Per night: $850 - $1,575
Per week: $5,950 - $11,025
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Kihei vacation condo rental
Spread Out and Enjoy the Best Views on Maui in our Private Slice of Paradise

This 3-bedroom, 3-bath penthouse condo awaits your romantic island sojourn or fun-filled family vacation. At 1640 square feet of indoor living space plus an additional 810 square feet of outdoor lanai (Hawaiian for veranda or patio) space, this home allows you to bring the whole family. Our condo is located on a corner as close to the ocean as you can get and the views are simply amazing. Many other listings show photos of views that are obtained by twisting one's neck or using a telephoto lens, but our photos are WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get.)

The condo comfortably sleeps 6 with generous-sized rooms and high ceilings. Two bedrooms have king-size beds, ensuite bathrooms and doors that open out to a lanai. The master bedroom actually has doors leading to two different lanai's. Imagine not even having to get out of bed to enjoy the ocean view and listening to the sounds of the ocean to lull you to sleep every night. The third bedroom has two single beds and a door to the 3rd bathroom/powder room. Central air-conditioning and a full washer and dryer are included as well as 3 televisions, (one with surround sound), DVD players and Wi-Fi internet access to provide our guests with all of the comforts of home. Fully-stocked kitchen with dishwasher and full-sized refrigerator/freezer gives our guests the choice to eat in or dine out.

Watch both the ocean and TV from the L-shaped couch in the great room or have a family meal in the 6-seat dining table. Sample the vistas from each of the 6 lounge chairs on the lanai and try to decide which one has the best view! It's a tough life but someone has to live it. Even the kitchen has an ocean view so if you decide not to dine in one of the world-class restaurants in nearby Wailea, you can enjoy the view while you cook. Or you can fire up the barbecue and eat at the dining table on the lanai.

If you love watching the ocean, you will be so happy here that you might not want to leave! But if you want to venture outside, there are two great beaches steps away and several more are a short drive away. The cove in front of our beach is so awesome that people pay to be brought here but all you have to do is put on your flippers and swim on over. We have beach chairs, towels, an umbrella and cooler, boogie boards and sand toys for your use and you can rent kayaks and snorkel gear near by. Or you can dine at world-class restaurants like Ko, Ferraro's and Morimoto Maui and Spago which are minutes away. Makena Surf has two pools and hot tubs, tennis courts, and even an herb garden as well as 24 hour security and free parking.

Note that we will be discounting Summer 2016 rates due to construction on neighboring properties. The unit directly below one half of our unit started a comprehensive remodel on April 15 and the other unit below ours will begin a partial remodel on July 18 and the work will continue through Mid-November. Plus, another 9 units in the F building will be doing some sort of work this summer, but none of them are on the 3rd level of our block. Makena Surf allowed construction hours are 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday but they can't start making noise until 9am.

Keywords: makena surf, ocean-front, oceanfront, ocean-view, oceanview, maui, hawaii, snorkel, whale-watch, kayak, turtles, ocean front, Wailea, views,
Area Information
Makena Surf is 5 minutes south of Wailea in South Maui. There are two world-class beaches steps from our condo and many more that are a 5-10 minute drive. If you love the ocean, this is the place for you. But the excellent restaurants and shops of Wailea are a short drive away. We are a 20-30 minute drive from the airport.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 13 2016 Jan 10 2017 $1,575 $1,575 $11,025 - 1 Week
Jan 11 2017 Apr 30 2017 $1,000 $1,000 - - 1 Week
May 01 2017 Sep 11 2017 $975 $975 $6,825 - 1 Week
Sep 12 2017 Nov 16 2017 $850 $850 $5,950 - 5 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13.416%
Tax I.D.: TA/GE 153-177-7024-01
Deposits: Refundable damage deposit $1000
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning $250+ Tax Cancellation Policy available by contacting owner when booking.



  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Ocean)
  • Balcony
  • High Speed Internet
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Water)
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Lanai
  • Patio
  • Appliances

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Activities

  • Pool
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (3 miles)
  • Snorkeling
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Surfing
    (2 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (15 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (20 miles)
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (3 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (25 miles)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)

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Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Janice Y. said...
Jan 1, 2016

Just Wonderful!
Our 3-generation, family of 6 stayed at this condo during the Thanksgiving holiday and had a great time. The Makena Surf condos are located within steps to two very nice beaches with great reefs for snorkeling. The condo itself is well-maintained and fully stocked with everything you might need during your vacation. The owner went out of her way to make sure that we were comfortable- she even bought a brand new high chair for our toddler! It was such a treat to go to sleep listening to the sound of waves and to wake up with the unbelievable ocean view. Our days were spent at the beach and sightseeing. There were several large resorts and golf course within 5-10 minutes drive as well as a high-end shopping center nearby. Considering the age of our group ranged from 1.5 to 65 years old, I would say that there was definitely something fun to do for everyone. If you're looking for a comfortable, convenient, and relaxing place to spend your vacation, this is the place!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Date of Stay
November 25, 2015

Caroline F. said...
Jan 7, 2016

Beautiful property, terrific owners
We've been to Maui numerous times and have generally stayed in high end hotels though we've done vacation rentals elsewhere. This location can't be beat and the condo is spectacular, exceptionally well outfitted for vacationers and professionally managed. The layout worked well for our family with older/adult children. It would also be excellent for couples vacationing together. We like to read, swim, walk, play games and we like to be next to the ocean - this place was ideal. The kitchen is surprisingly well outfitted and cooking together there was a joy. Easy access to Wailea restaurants and La Pelouse was also appreciated. We generally go to Big Beach but were so happy with the beach at Makena Surf that we barely got in the car. We found it so easy and pleasant to cook that we only ate out twice - at Migrant and Morimoto's, both of which we'd recommend for dinner. We also enjoyed hiking in the interior and lunch in Makawao where we'd gone for malasadas (but Komoda's was closed). The condo's lanais are lovely and a great place for morning coffee, reading and early evening cocktails. There were a few minor glitches with the condo but they were taken care of quickly and professionally. The owners have anticipated almost any question one could have in the form of a well thought out and well referenced notebook. We liked the views, the quiet and the cleanliness and comfort of this condo. The owners have outfitted it at a high level - nice sheets and towels, tasteful furniture, new carpeting, great kitchen and bath supplies. They have managed to make you feel like you're being welcomed into their home and like you're not imposing. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We can't wait to go back

Date of Stay
December 26, 2015

Cara O. said...
Jan 25, 2016

Well appointed condo for family trip
Fabulous stay at well appointed condo. Clean, spacious, and beautiful views. Photos don't do this place justice. Walked to 2 different beaches for snorkeling, body boarding, sand castle building, and relaxing-- all beach gear was available at condo and all we needed was suit and sunscreen. Grandma hit water aerobics at the pool and can't stop talking about it. Susan, the owner, and Irene, caretaker, were both very helpful and provided excellent communication and customer service. Susan graciously converted the twin beds in the 3rd bedroom into a king and everyone was happy. We'd recommend to anyone looking for some quiet and relaxing time within walking distance to beaches. Wailea boardwalk and big beach are nearby via foot or car. Turtles and whales were seen from both lanais. Sunsets were fabulous. We definitely plan to return.

Date of Stay
January 8, 2016

Stuart C. said...
Feb 24, 2016

Seek your Bliss
This is undoubtedly one of the finest experiences one could have on Maui. This property is situated in the most strategic location, encompassing a view that most people only get to experience in magazines and travel brochures. Extremely comfortable, quiet and equipped like home. (French press and a coffee grinder . . . Heaven!) This is a perfect getaway for couples or a family, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Everyone has plenty of privacy and room to spread out. Even the lanais (yes, 2 lanais!) have amazing outdoor furniture for quiet relaxation and group gatherings for watching turtles and whales in the sea below. This is a third floor penthouse. No folks tromping around above you, just the sound of the surf, trade winds gently blowing and birds singing in this paradise. This may sound like a commercial, but everything here is amazing! One very important piece to consider when renting a vacation rental by owner is the cleanliness and the support you receive from the owner. This condo is neat and clean, well organized with the perfect layout. The vast majority of condos have bedrooms in the rear, seldom can you find a condo with a bedroom with an ocean view. This home has 2 bedrooms with amazing views that open onto the lanais. There is nothing like being lulled to sleep by the rhythmic, hypnotic sound of the surf. With ceiling fans and light trade winds we never turned on the air conditioning. Together we made up a pretty fastidious group, each noticing how clean this home is. Susan, the owner, was there for us every step of the way. She graciously answered all of our questions, explained everything so well we didn't have any issues or glitches. (Well, we did forget to bring the gate opener that she previously sent and we were taken care of by a delightful woman, Irene.) She oversees the property was extremely kind and thoughtful. Irene walked us through the home upon our arrival, once again adding to the charm knowing in the first minute of entering that we had made the correct decision. You will notice in the pictures many dive boats and kayaks. People from all over Maui take these tours as the most amazing snorkeling and turtle watching is right in from of this house! It was an easy walk to the small beach where we snorkeled every morning before the boats would arrive. What an incredible way to begin the day! Susan and Irene, Mahalo nui loa. This is a 5 star property. Thanks for giving us the space to create life long memories. Aloha, Stuart
Date of Stay
February 4, 2016

Steffan T. said...
Mar 10, 2016

Absolutely spectacular setting!
We can't imagine a better place to just sit outside and enjoy Hawaii -- crashing waves, whales spouting, and beautiful sunsets! It was hard to ever leave the condo! The kitchen was well equipped, including a private BBQ. We can't wait to go back!

Date of Stay
February 19, 2016

julie b. said...
Apr 22, 2016
A Fabulous Place to Stay on one of Maui's Best Beaches
This beautiful condo was ideal for our multi-generational family ages 2- 71. Everything needed for the beach was included: chairs, towels, toys, boogie boards. Most of our beach time was spent at the nearby little cove beach (Chang’s) where the children enjoyed the tide pools and sand while adults snorkeled among the green sea turtles and a variety of fish. This beach and the larger one nearby, offered moderate surf for boogie boarding. There were interesting routes for walking and running. The property is clean and very well maintained with lovely gardens. The well equipped kitchen, with a view of the ocean, made meal prep easy and enjoyable. It even came with a rice cooker, slow cooker, waffle iron and many condiments. We made good use of the nice bar-b-que, dining table and comfortable chairs on the lanai. The high chair was perfect for the 2 year old. We appreciated the excellent guide books about Maui and reference books on Hawaii fish and other wildlife. This very comfortable condo is tastefully furnished and decorated. We all had a wonderful vacation and hope to return.

Date of Stay: April 9, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How close is your vacation home to the beach and pool?
A: You can see one of the pools from our front door and there are two beaches that are less than a 5 minute walk from our condo.
Q: What makes your vacation rental special?
A: The views are spectacular - even for Makena Surf standards. Also, we are one of the few units with an extra-big second lanai.

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