Nostalgia is not quite the right word and quaint and charming feel a bit cliche… so how does describe this place? Perhaps, you simply have to experience it. It is not flashy and doesn’t have all the bells and whistles like, for instance, a Four Seasons…rather it has a different ambience and oh… soooo special. You walk thru the tropical foliage pathway to arrive at your “own seaside cottage like resort”. The soft Hawaiian music plays as you enter the aloha spirited front desk area. You check in effortlessly as you hear the waves beckoning to you to just drop off your luggage and take a swim. The trade winds feel good and refreshing, you feel like you never want to leave. Welcome to Kihei Kai…
With only 24 condo units, Kihei Kai is a complex that would probably never be built again in today’s commercial market. It is a beachfront condominium complex that allows each owner to vacation rent out their unit due to its zoning. It’s located on Sugar Beach and depending on where you measure it from, the beach is over 3 miles long. Because part of it the fronts the Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge (which was established in 1992, encompassing approximately 700 acres and is one of the few natural wetlands remaining in the Hawaiian Islands), there is very little development. To me this is the best walking beach on Maui.
So let’s go back to Kihei Kai…with only 24 units. This means that wherever you are in the complex, you are right near the beach. No more lugging your beach gear, going down long corridors and elevators, then walking thru lobbies, etc. to get to the beach. Just go out your door and with just a few more steps… Sugar Beach. There are outdoor dining tables, BBQ grills and a grassy lawn area right by the shore. As the sun sets the outdoor string lights twinkle as the sound of waves soothe. During whale season, the humpbacks whales are a glorious sight.
Kihei Kai also has a dedicated front desk rental management company called Kihei Kai Rental Association (KKRA). It is not mandatory for an owner to join KKRA. As a matter of fact you don’t even have to rent out your unit. However, should you want to rent out your unit (as a vacation rental), it certainly is easy and offers a wonderful opportunity for the owner and guests. Because as most guests arrive, they have the front desk rental manager on the property to enhance the guest experience. That kind of personal service is rare these days and something to be desired. In some other places, guests never even meet the rental manager. Returning guests easily become part of the “ohana” as we like to call it on Maui, I have heard of people returning for over 30 years and calling this place their “home away from home”. It is not uncommon that when guests leave they make sure they book their next stay. Once you experience Kihei Kai, you might feel the same too.
When you want to chill, when you want no fuss, when you just want to take a few steps to the beach and watch that glorious sunset, then I suggest that Kihei Kai may be your perfect choice.
I have just recently listed Kihei Kai unit 11 on the market for sale. What makes this so special? It is the 2nd unit from the direct beachfront unit. That means, you have incredible ocean views from you lanai (balcony) AND your bedroom. You can just be in your bed and have a direct beautiful view of the ocean and west Maui mountains. The bathroom was remodeled with lovely sandstone graduated color tile. The bathroom vanity has a glass vessel sink on a granite top. Two split AC units have been installed for added comfort. This unit is sold fully furnished. Just bring your bathing suit.
Imagine owning this unit and knowing you have a place to come to when it’s time to relax. Go to www.KiheiKai11.com. MLS# 392711. Should you be reading this after it has sold, then call me to see if another Maui property may suit you. Here is a video of this wonderful condo and it’s location. Relax, and enjoy….e komo mai Kihei Kai 11 (welcome to Kihei Kai 11).
GO TO www.KiheiKai11.com for more info and take the 3D Tour, then call me for your exclusive showing. This is your time to live on the beach on Maui, Hawaii.
Sunsets on Sugar Beach always inspire.. have a wonderful, peaceful day.