| Full Private House | A/C | Private Pool | Multiple Lanais | Well Equipped Kitchen | BBQ | Five TVs w/Satellite | Internet | Ceiling Fans | Washer/Dryer | Dishwasher | Jacuzzi Tub | Multiple Off-Street Parking | Towels & Linens | Walk to Beach | Walk to Shops, Bars, Restaurants |
A spacious 4BR house in a residential neighborhood in the heart of Kihei. What makes this home a standout is a highly usable, open and cohesive flow throughout the common areas – inside and out. Perfect for families and close friends traveling together because they will really be able to make the most of their shared time together.
While the standout is the shared spaces, the home also manages to strike an exceptional balance with privacy where it matters – in the bedrooms. (More on that below.)
This is not a resort-style town-house condo – not by any means! In fact, as you pull up you get no hint whatsoever that there could be this much space – or more importantly, how perfect this home is going to be for enjoying one another, entertaining, and just plain hanging out after a long day at the beach. But as you get settled in – and everyone is relaxing and having a great time in the abundant comfortable and functional shared spaces, you start to realize how much thought went into the design – it’s absolutely perfect for connecting and creating memories.
Inside Common Areas Flow Into Outside Lanais
To get a picture of how it all comes together so well, we should start with the inside common areas. The living room, dining room and kitchen are all open to one another. High ceilings; large sliding glass doors and abundant use of windows open the space up even more. The sliding doors also open directly on to both the side and upper lanai areas.
The inside dining area is adjacent to two outside dining areas (and the BBQ) so guests float easily between the living room, kitchen, inside dining and outside dining areas.
Outside you have a ton of usable lanai space. The upper deck wraps around three sides of the house, with plenty of seating options and tables. I can’t imagine ever using the indoor dining table with so much space to dine in the balmy tropical air outside.
As you settle in, if you happen to have a mom in the party, she’s likely be the first to notice some finishing touches on that inside dining table that others may overlook: The chair cushions and tablecloth are upholstered with oilcloth – and mom’s not admiring the retro-fashion statement, she’s thinking “aaahhhh, kids eat inside, adult time outside!”
Upper & Lower Lanais
The upper lanai also has a large shaded area that’s tailor made for relaxing with a cool drink and a book. The lower lanai, connected to the upper by a few steps, is a tropical garden patio, framed by lush plantings. Plenty of chaise-lounge and Adirondack chairs, the lower lanai is for the sun worshipers – wide-open to the glorious golden Maui sun.
A large above-ground pool sits adjacent to both the upper and lower lanais; this configuration works well because it keeps everything connected and central to the social activity of your group. The pool is fenced, and access is from a child-proofed gate on an elevated area connected to the upper lanai, so if you have children it will be easy to monitor their access and water play.
As I mentioned earlier, I’m quite impressed with how they laid this floorplan out. The bedrooms have been perfectly buffered for maximum privacy through the back portion of the house. A long L-shaped hallway starts at the living room and ends at the Studio Suite. The configuration keeps all the bedrooms from directly sharing any wall with another bedroom.
The master bedroom has a jacuzzi tub and an open-floorplan attached bathroom – a folding partition separates the jacuzzi portion of the bathroom from the bedroom, but many couples will move this because of how romantic it is to be in the bedroom AND in the jacuzzi at the same time! King bed, walk-in closet, TV with satellite and full bathroom with separate shower stall (in addition to the stand-alone Jacuzzi.)
Studio Suite Bedroom
A self-contained suite, well insulated from the rest of the home by a long hallway with doors at both ends. The suite also has a private entrance next to the driveway. If you have members of your party that could used their own space with the ability to exit or enter without disturbing the rest of the group, this is the spot.
The suite sleeps two to four adults with a king bed plus a quality queen-size futon. TV with satellite and private bathroom. This was originally designed as a stand-alone suite, but is now exclusively included with the main house.
Queen bed and ample closet space. TV with satellite.
Decorated in a fun kids theme, there are two twin beds, a closet with games, and small futons if you need an extra bed or two for little ones (these are not adult-sized and are not included in the house futon count found above.) There is also a TV with satellite and a Playstation. Twin beds can be put together as a king upon request.
Just a short walk to the ocean, shops, bars and restaurants, this house is just a block off the main drag in Kihei – you’re in a residential neighborhood, so at home you escape the touristy resort thing, but when you want to be in the action, it’s all right there.
Also within walking distance is a large playground, outdoor skating rink right on the ocean that costs just $5, the best place to learn to surf in South Maui, a skatepark, and public volleyball courts.
More photos below the map.