Reviews and Comments
The following is a list of reviews and comments taken from our VRBO listing. We are trying to keep this list as up-to-date as possible by copying the comments over from the VRBO site. If you want to check whether there are newer reviews, or if you want to just make sure we are not editing out the bad stuff ;-), check out the live comments on the VRBO site.
Maui is always a good vacation
Guest: Adam S.
Date of Stay: 05/26/13 Review Submitted: 09/26/13
This condo worked well for our purposes. The location right across from Charlie Young beach makes it perfect. The only thing that would have made it better, would have been better AC units. It was quite warm while we were there. The owners were pleasant to deal with and accommodating. Janice, the point of contact in Kihei, was more than accommodating. She really made our stay very nice.
Our response: Hi Adam - I'm so glad you had a great vacation! We agree that the A/C unit wasn't large enough and we just replaced it with a new unit about three weeks ago. I'll pass your kind words on to Janice. She'll be thrilled to know that she improved your stay! :) ellen & Markus
N & A (Alberta, Canada)
Date of Stay: 07/17/13 Review Submitted: 08/19/13
We spent 4 weeks in this condo this summer, and found it most enjoyable. It was clean, tastefully decorated, and well situated. Since it is located at the end of the building, this condo is quite private, as there is not much foot traffic in the hallway. Condos that are closer to the elevator don't offer as much privacy, as there are often people walking and talking right outside your master bedroom window. We had a nice ocean view from the lanai, which also overlooks the pool, but is high enough not to get much pool noise. We had no problem with road noise either, since this end of the building is set back from the road. One thing we loved about this unit is the open kitchen (as you can see in the photos). This makes the first floor much more spacious than the standard Maui Vista unit with the galley kitchen. The upstairs bedroom (loft) was quite special too. As you can see from the photos, there is some beautiful built-in shelving and a desk. Not only is this functional, but it provides more privacy for the loft than the standard railing (found in most other units). One unusual feature of the upstairs is the open concept bathroom. It is very spacious, and has more built in shelving, which we found super convenient. There is no door, but an elegant screen provides privacy. The upstairs bathroom features a very comfortable jaccuzzi tub, although there is no shower. The only minor criticism we had is that some of the furniture can use updating. Otherwise, the unit was just great. Additional conveniences were a washer and dryer in the unit, WiFi, free long distance calling to US and Canada, a boogie board, beach chairs and pool toys. Maui Vista is a lovely complex. It has beautiful and well maintained gardens, 3 pools, tennis courts, and is located a very short walk away from a several great beaches (Charley Young, Kamaole I), Kalama park and lots of stores. Finally, the owner and manager were both wonderful. They went out of their way to address any concerns we had. Thanks so much! We would love to stay at this unit again.
Our response: Thank you Nina for the awesome review! Janice, Markus and I all really try our best to accommodate our guests' needs. We want every one of our guests to have a fantastic vacation and to come back and stay with us as well as recommending us to their friends! :) Markus and I will be going back to Maui at the end of Sept, and we plan on upgrading various things, including a new sofa and more storage and shelving in the baths. We'll post pics here and on ShareMyDreamHome, so everyone can see the various improvements as we make them! I'm so happy you enjoyed your month-long visit with us and I hope you'll be back soon! :) ellen
Kihei was the perfect location for our stay
Date of Stay: 07/05/13 Review Submitted: 07/22/13
We enjoyed the location of this condo immensely. Our plan was to see alot of Maui and the Kihei was central and afforded day trip travel limited time to get to destinations each day. The condo has free phone service to Canada and the US as well as WIFI which were important features for us. Access to the beach was just a 2 minute walk the Charles Young Beach and this beach is a beauty. Our teenage kids loved the rollerskating 3 nights a week right on the ocean just down from the condo and the bay where surfing and paddleboarding lessons tooks place was just a 5 minute walk. A perfect spot for those looking for a 2 bedroom at an affordable price which is not an easy find on Maui
Hi Nancy! I'm so happy you enjoyed the condo and it's location. We originally purchased the condo because it's right across from Charley Young Beach and also because you can walk to restaurants, shops and the grocery store right from the condo. Thanks again for staying with us! ellen
Date of Stay: 04/14/13 Review Submitted: 05/10/13
Thank you for all that you have done to make our stay here very enjoyable! We had a wonderful holiday and our stay here was perfect and worry free. Hope to come again!
We'll be back!
Guest: shellyreb (Langley BC Canada)
Date of Stay: 03/17/13 Review Submitted: 04/07/13
Our stay at Ellen & Marcus' condo was wonderful. We felt very much at home. The 2nd bedroom with bathroom was great to have. Being a loft it gave a very spacious feel. The beds (1 King and 1 Queen) were very comfortable and the main bathroom was very nice , with a pedestal sink and stone/tile/glass shower. Most of the condo, including the lanai, had tile through out which was also a nice feature. The kitchen included many small appliances and the blender worked wonderfully for pineapple smoothies and refreshing pina coladas. Looking at the photos on the listing it was exactly what we envisioned.
Being on the 4th floor it had a spectacular view of the ocean and amazing sunset views from the lanai and the condo had many beach items which we could borrow (cooler, boogie boards, beach chairs).
The location was perfect ; just across the street from Charley Young beach where we saw lots of whales and turtles. Although the pools at the complex are on the small size, there are 3 of them and they all have lots of pool loungers and chairs to enjoy. The complex itself is kept in great condition, very clean and there seemed to always be staff on site cleaning and doing landscaping.
We had a very warm welcome from Janice, the condo manager, which was a great after a delayed flight!
We enjoyed a very relaxing time at this condo and felt the comforts of home. We will definitely be back!! Thanks Ellen and Marcus!
wonderful holiday!! great place!!!
Guest: heather (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Date of Stay: 03/06/13 Review Submitted: 03/19/13
The town house unit was beautiful. We really enjoyed the stay. The owners supplied all the beach toys and Charley Young beach was beautiful. The location was great. I would stay there again - a true gem!!
Our response: I'm so glad you liked it! We really like Kihei for all the amenities within walking distance - beaches, shopping, restaurants, etc and it's central location on Maui. And the condo's location within Kihei is ideal - especially it's proximity to Charley Young Beach - our favorite on the whole island!! Thanks again for staying in our condo! ellen & Markus
Great Place to Stay
Guest: Eileen B (Nanaimo, BC (Vancouver Island))
Date of Stay: 02/20/13 Review Submitted: 03/13/13
The complex is quiet and well managed and the unit itself is in an ideal location near the end cap on the top floor, which meant that we had a great ocean view from the lanai and had no one making noise above us or walking by the unit to wake us up early in the morning or late at night.
It's close to amenities and right across the road is Charley Young Beach, which is beautiful and uncrowded. It was nice to refresh ourselves in the pool after a day at the beach and we enjoyed using the BBQ's. As it was whale watching season, we saw hundreds of breaching whales during our stay.
We liked the open plan of the unit as it made it seem more spacious. It was well stocked with beachy items, kitchen items and towels. Janice greeted us warmly upon our arrival and kept in touch throughout our visit. The main floor king size bed and pillows were so comfortable that I wanted to bring them home! The bedroom and bathroom upstairs are very nicely done. There was free Wifi and phone calls to Canada.
The unit did need a little spruce-up and the TV, stereo and DVD player were old and tired, but that doesn't stop us from recommending the unit as it has so much going for it and we understand that Ellen and Marcus, the new owners, have plans to correct these issues within the next month or two. Our relatives were staying in two other units in the complex and ours was the nicest by far!
Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Our response: I'm so happy that you also liked Charley Young Beach and that you found our unit to be the nicest! :) Markus and I will be going there at the end of April and one of the first things we are upgrading is the TV and stereo system! It will be the first time that we've stayed in our own place and I'm really looking forward to giving the whole place a makeover! I'll definitely post pictures once we're done. I'll tell Janice that you mentioned her - she'll be thrilled. :) Thanks again for your kind words and we hope you will stay with us again soon!! ellen
Loved it!!!!! Recommend it!!!
Guest: JoJo (Alberta, Canada)
Date of Stay: 02/17/13 Review Submitted: 03/12/13
Great location!! walk to restraunts and shops. sunsets from the deck. We will be back!!!! managament is awesome....
Our response: I'm so glad you had a great time! Hope you will be back soon - don't forget that we offer a discount to returning guests! :)
Guest: Steve and Fran (Snohomish, Washington)
Date of Stay: 01/22/13 Review Submitted: 02/02/13
We found the condo clean and comfortable. We would recommend it to others. We found it near to great beaches for swimming and snorkeling. The three pools are small, but adequate. It is in a good location to cruises, shopping, restaurants and coffee shops.
Our response: Hi! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us!! We chose this particular condo for 2 reasons - the beach view and the location - both the shops/restaurants nearby, and most importantly that it's directly across from Charley Young Beach!! :) This is our favorite beach on all of Maui. Hope you'll stay with us again soon! ellen
Great location and value
Guest: Ed (Atlanta, Georgia USA)
Date of Stay: 12/20/12 Review Submitted: 01/08/13
My family stayed at this property for 10 days in December 2012. Could not have had a better time. Quiet and clean easy walk to wonderful beach. Close to activities and shops. Well equipped with beach items. Whats not to like?
Our response: Hi Ed, thank you for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed our condo in paradise - hope to see you again in the future! ellen & Markus