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VRBO - vacation rentals by owner - listing #15060

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View video/slideshow of Unit C618 and nearby beaches: YouTube C618

If you want to see "What makes Maui so special" and see footage of the beautiful beaches visit Ms. McCartney's 13 minute video:  The Island of Maui and the Aloha Spirit

Kathy McCartney owns popular C618 located on the top floor of building C at the Kihei Akahi Resort. Enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Mount Haleakala, Kaho'olawe Island, Molokini Crater, tropical gardens, and glowing sunset skies. This beautiful 655 square foot home has textured ceilings/walls, new paint and Crown Molding with tropical furniture, island style artwork, and Asian accent pieces. The décor has many rich colors sure to please the eye. Kathy's home has new tile floors throughout the condo, new cabinetry and counter tops. This unit has AC in the living room and FREE secured Wi-Fi cable Internet access for your laptop. New large 32" tub/shower Kohler brand with natural Travertine walls and glass shower door. New very comfortable King size bed. Stay in comfort in one of the best valued properties and best building location at the Kihei Akahi Resort. We attract repeat visitors year after year.

The well maintained Kihei Akahi complex has two swimming pools, BBQs, and a tennis court surrounded in a tropical landscaped setting. This complex is directly across the street from popular Kamaole Beach Park II and another five minute stroll to the border of Wailea and then Keawakapu Beach.


  • Washer/Dryer inside the unit
  • Air conditioning in the living room NEW as of June 2008
  • Ceiling fans
  • Full kitchen: NEW August 2008 full size (side by side) refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser, gas oven and stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, blender, toaster, complete dinnerware set, pots and pans etc.
  • Lock box for guest to store personal goods
  • Security screen door
  • New May 2009 large remodeled 32" tub/shower Kohler brand and natural Travertine walls
  • New March 2010 bedroom remodeled
  • NEW August 2009 Regular King Size bed in master bedroom
  • Queen sofa bed in living room
  • FREE Wi-Fi secured cable Internet access
  • NEW July 2010 37" Flat Screen digital TV with cable/VCR/DVD/CD Player
  • iPod/FM/AMRadio-CD player stereo
  • iPod/FM/AMRadio-Alarm Clock
  • Cordless telephone free local calls and voice mail
  • BBQ area
  • Tennis court
  • Two swimming pools
  • Beach towels
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrella
  • Iron Board and Iron
  • Hair dryer
This condo is a smoke free home. Mahalo for your consideration.

High Season
December 15th - April 15th
From $165/night - $4,650 month
Low Season
April 16th - December 14th
From $120/night - $3,150 month


$125 non-refundable cleaning fee applied to all stays.

Rates quoted in US Dollars. 13.42% HI state tax will be added to your room rate.

$200 deposit required to hold your reservation. Remaining balance due 60 days prior to arrival.


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Rates listed for 2 occupants. Please add $10 per additional guest, per night. Maximum 4 occupants in condo.

With a longer stay, you may negotiate a lower rate. Please inquire.

Repeat visitors receive 10% off advertised rates.


Check-in 3:00 PM Check-out 11:00 AM


To cancel reservation and receive a refund of the deposit, guest must submit request in writing via e-mail 60 days prior to scheduled check-in date. If you cancel within 60 days of arrival, we will refund your balance only if the unit can be re-booked. A $75 cancellation fee will apply.

Please purchase trip insurance if there is a chance you will have to cancel. Insure My Trip

Rates subject to change without notice PRIOR to actual booking.

This privately owned vacation condo is operated in full compliance with Hawaii law. General Excise and Transient Accommodation taxes are collected and transmitted to the State of Hawaii on all rentals. W30383994-01


Sept 2013 - Unit C618 - Aloha Kathy, Mahalo for letting us stay in your wonderful condo! We had a fantastic trip with lots of snorkeling an intro to scuba diving and road trips all over the island. Our favorite snorkel spot is in the Ahihi Preserve Park in the lot (past the crowded cove right next to the road) follow the short trail to the end of the rocky beach. We had a fantastic dinner at Monkey Pod Kitchen – highly recommended. Can’t wait to come back! Thank you for the gift basket that was very sweet. - Amy and Amaury

May 2013 - Unit C618 - Dear Kathy, I just wanted to say thank you for allowing my wife and I to rent your condo for our wedding and honeymoon. We really enjoyed the condo, the resort and its location on Maui. Good luck to your son enlisting in the Air Force and please thank him for his decision to serve our great nation. I hope he enjoys it as much as I did.  Best wishes,Erik and Nicole S.

May 2013 - Unit C618 - Kathy, Had another amazing vacation in Maui thanks to you. The room and accommodations were awesome. Especially loved your art work. I am now inspired to do more painting when we return home. I can only hope to be half as talented as you. Val and I are looking forward to our next trip to Maui and it won't be long. Thanks again for everything. Mel and Val B.

Jan 2013 – Unit C618 - Hi, Kathy, I've been meaning to write since we got back....but you know how it goes, playing catch-up! We both want to tell you how much we enjoyed your Kihei condo. Of course, I had the advantage of having seen the online photos ahead of time and described it to June, but she was absolutely thrilled with the accommodations. I had a hard time prying her loose from the lanai which she enjoyed so much. The interior was lovely and so well-appointed, just as described. The sleeper sofa was comfortable for me & she loved having the bedroom. The information you provided ahead of time about local eateries, beaches, etc. was also so very helpful. We stayed close to home except for our Hana Road day and a few short excursions. The concierge service that arranged the Valley Isles tour was great, and the trip itself a delight. We had companionable minibus-mates and both got to enjoy the lovely views along the way. So glad I didn't drive it! I only cooked one meal - I had to have fresh ono & let June know how delicious it was. The kitchen was so nice and with all the amenities I needed (except the ingredients, of course!) The only thing we needed that wasn't in the condo was a nightlight by the sink. Since we're both at the age where a few trips to the loo in the night are the norm, we both decided a little light would help. Found a bargain one our first day out & left it in the room for others who might appreciate it. Absolutely everything else we could have desired was already there. Thanks again for all your pre-trip communications and for maintaining such a beautiful property. Your paintings are gorgeous! Tobie and June

November/December 2012 - Unit C618 - Kathy, Aloha! Wow, what a fabulous 'new' kitchen!! We love it. New stove, micro, dishwasher, sink, taps...And a new vanity in the bathroom with great lighting! Once again, we have had a wonderful time in our home away from home!! We thank you! Golfing this trip has been the most reasonable - Pukalani was $66 for 2 and Elle Aire was $65 for 2. We again rented bikes with all gear in Haiku. Drove to top of Haleakala rode down to Kula. Had pizza and beer then went back up and repeated and then rode to Haiku about 30 miles in all! Out of this world! Going through lavender fields etc. Vegetation very lush! Great Aloha Friday gatherings at lower pool. Wonderful walks, swimming, and snorkeling. Restaurants we recommend Five Palms, Cafe au lea, Cafe on the Greens just a few favorites! Once again a wonderful time was had at our home away from home! Merry Christmas! See you in February. Mahalo Kathy - Dianne and Harley, Vancouver.

October/November 2012 - Unit C618 - Thank you again for the use of your beautiful condo! Your renovations are wonderful and as always we love to be surrounded by your artwork! It was great to be able to meet you face-to-face and visit if only briefly. We had a wonderful month here. It just seemed to fly by. Lots of snorkeling, some hiking, horseback riding, polo watching and more. The weather has been beyond fantastic. Very tough to have to go home. Thanks so much also for the gift basket! Mahalo, Paul and Beverly P.

PS.  Great YouTube video!!

September 2012- Unit C618 - We had a wonderful stay here in Maui. Your condo was wonderful. Great access to everything thanks so much! We hope to be back next year. Mahalo! Lorri and Larry M.

August 2012 – Unit C618 – I had a lovely stay here for 7 nights. It really did feel like a home away from home. Great location and very relaxing. Your artwork is very beautiful. I know I’ll be back again for another vacation. Mahalo! Sarah

August 2012 - Unit C618 - Mahalo for a beautiful stay at Kihei. We had a fabulous spiritual vacation. One I will treasure all my years. I look forward to bringing my husband on my next visit. I enjoyed every moment and blessed to have stayed in such a beautiful location. Love your home away from home and your beautiful paintings. You are very beautiful and very talented. Thanks for sharing. Much love and appreciation to my new friend Sarah for bringing me :) Mahalo - Faith


July 2012 - Unit C618 - Aloha Kathy, Thank you for making our home away from home a memorable experience here in Maui. We truly enjoyed the gift basket and your condo accommodations. We had a wonderful time at all the beaches and for the food, entertainment and beautiful sunrises and sunsets will forever be engraved in our journal of life’s beauties forever. Thank you again for sharing your home to make our dreams come true. Mahalo, mahalo, mahalo - Woody and Sonya


July 2012 - Unit C618 - Kathy Thanks so much for another lovely visit to Maui. Your suggestions are helpful, the condo terrific and the basket much appreciated. Ahihi and Hoolea Bay were fabulous snorkel spots. We saw lots of fish, turtles, and coral. It was a thrill to see 3 spotted eagle rays, 2 octopus and several eels. Mahalo Jeff and Donna

June 2012 – Unit C618 – Thanks for the use of your beautiful condo! It was everything we had hoped it would be. Great location. We will tell friends of our “find.” Thanks again, Keith and Ann B.


June 2012 – Unit C618 – Kathy, Fantastic condo! Had a wonderful time! Mahalo!! – Gail P.


April 2012 – Unit C618 - Aloha, we enjoyed our stay very much  Thank you for letting us check out later in the day. That made packing so much easier. We loved your clean organized condo and we’ll definitely be back and I will recommend your condo to friends. Thank you again Kathy – Corly, Mike and Jack

Dec 2011 – Unit C618 – Aloha Kathy – Another wonderful time in paradise Perfect weather love our “home away from home”!  Harley and Dianne


Dec 2011 –  Unit C618 –Aloha Kathy, We thouroughly enjoyed our stay in your condo.  In our travels we rarely find units that are so well equipped and maintained.  We also appreciate the excellent level of service you provide.  Mahalo, Dennis and Laura - Oshtemo, Michigan


Sept 2011 - Unit C618 – Aloha Kathy, Thank you.  We totally enjoyed the condo!  Our first trip to Hawaii and we were wowed!  We can’t wait to come back!!  Your list of suggestions was most helpful.  Snorkeling and the beaches were awesome and so much more Sansei’s food was incredible and the coconut martinis at PuPu’s restaurant were terrific.  Mahalo again Alanna


August 2011 – Unit C618 – What a beautiful condo.  We have enjoyed our two weeks immensely.  Mahalo Janet and Peter Sacramento, CA


June 2011 - Unit C618 - My husband, daughter and I had an absolutely awesome time in Kathy’s condo. We were there about the same time four years ago and, likewise, had an awesome time. We stayed at the condo both times and our experience was absolutely wonderful. Everything was fully stocked and we never really had to go out to buy anything because everything was already there, including coffee. The beach was 5 minutes away and we really took advantage of it. One thing that Kathy did was to provide a printout of advice as well as places to visit and dine out. Very helpful. Would I go back? Absolutely!!! - Genia J.


May 2011 - Unit C618 - Aloha Kathy, Well, we have been back home in Canada for just alittle over a week now from our wonderful time in Maui.  We just wanted to say thank you very much for the use of your beautiful condo.  We really enjoyed our stay and were not at all eager to return home!  Your condo perfectly suited our needs and your artwork is beautiful -- you are so talented!  We do hope that your housekeepers found everything to be in order at your unit.  Please let us know if such was not the case.  Mahalo again  -  Paul and Beverly 


May 2011 – Unit C618 - Kathy, Thanks for beach chairs, snorkel stuff, cooler etc.  Had a blast 2nd visit but first for a month!!  Will do it again.  Conucks at Moose’s, Cinco de Mayo at Fred’s all treat fun.  Mahalo!! Bill


April 2011 – Unit C618 – Aloha Kathy, Mahalo for letting us use your wonderful condo! The gift basket was a very warm welcome for the beginning of our stay on this beautiful island.  The sights, sounds and smells amazing.  Do not want to go home today.  This is our second visit to Maui with our family and it has always been fabulous.  Thanks for the hospitality!  Mahalo and best wishes, Erin, Terry, Minaela and Julie – Calgary, Alberta, Canada


March 2011 – Unit C618 – Kathy, Our second visit to Maui and to your terrific condo.  We enjoyed our week thoroughly.  Lots of whales and turtles!  Your condo looks great.  We liked the renos…And everything we needed was here for us…Again.  Thanks so much for the gift basket!  What a thoughtful thing to do.  We enjoyed every bit of it.  Mahalo Ilka & Doug, Victoria BC



February 2011 - Unit C618 - Aloha Kathy, We are enjoying our stay very much in your lovely condo, it is beautiful and stocked with everything we could ever think of needing - especially love the views!  Sadly, the time is getting close to when we have to leave. I can't find the email we got from you if there's anything else we need to do other than start the dishwasher, the sheets in the washer and garbage out... Your art is lovely, is there somewhere on Maui it's displayed?  Also, I'm going to check my work calendar for next Feb when we get home but if you could pencil us in to stay in C618 around the same time for 2 - 3 weeks?   Mahalo!  Ray and Sharon


February 2011 - Unit C618 - "A Super well located Condo."  We have stayed in Kathy's condo for the last 7 years.We stay for the month of November and February. She is continually updating it.The location,the interior decorating,the amenities are all first class. We think of it as our home away from home. - Harley and Dianne S. Canada

January 2011 - Unit C618 - My daughter, my sister and I had a great girls' getaway at Kathy's condo C618 for 11 days in January. The location was perfect, right across from the beach, with views from our 6th floor lanai of both the sunrise over Haleakala and the sunset over the ocean! The condo is well-maintained and Kathy has provided all the comforts of home, including one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. I think this is one of the best values in Kihei and we will definitely return. - Pat P. Canada

August 2010 – Unit C618 - We love the condo! We are just thrilled that it was way more than we expected and we can relax inside or outside of our "home away from home". :) A ginornmous MAHALO! I couldn't get a flight home with everyone else. :( and :) I managed to get a one way back on the 31st for $150 - score! Do you have vacancy for one more night? If not...no worries. Just thought it was worth asking. Thanks again Kathy! Look forward to hearing from you. Cheers, Denise


July 9, 2010 - Unit C618 - I have stayed in this complex many times over the past 25 yrs C618 is like I say "Home away from home". Everything a person needs for a vacation in Maui. An awesome location, just steps from the beach, shopping and great places to eat. To sum it up I have allready booked for christmas!!! - Bernard C. Canada

June 2010 – Unit C618 - Aloha Kathy! Joan and I have loved our stay in Maui and we just have loved staying in your home. We have explored so many beaches and the highlight definitely snorkeling….snorkel, snorkel, snorkel. Turtles and fish galore. Thank you again for letting us stay in your beautiful home and your artwork is stunning. So sad to leave this paradise. Edith and Joan – Canada

May 2010 – Unit C618 - Aloha Kathy, We our out on your balcony enjoying a beautiful day. We went to the beach and then Costco. We are now having a cocktail and then we’ll be going to the pool. I just wanted to tell you I just love your place and I wish there was no one coming in after us. I love what you have done here and all of your decorations and your artwork is fabulous. Awesome, awesome, awesome and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I just wanted to really thank you, thank you, thank you! Mahalo – Trish R. - CA

May 2010 – Unit C618 - Aloha Kathy! This vacataion has been everything we may have expected and much more!! Maui is paradise! And staying in your home gave us all the conveniences of home with a comfortable, convenient and just wonderful place to live for 2 weeks! I love the quiet, I even like the “wake-up birds” every morning! The land views BEACH, Mountains, flowers all are spectacular! Mike’s hope was to fish and fish! Had a mother and baby whale next to the boat and so what a memorable video that is! Also shore fishing he caught an octopus! We were told that is rare. The fish are so incredibly beautiful! Something way different from Lake Superior. Wailea shops something fun for everyone here. Thanks again! Pam and Mike A. Dulth MN.

April 2010 – Unit C618 – Thank you Kathy for the “welcome gift.” We enjoyed it. Your artwork is lovely. I called Karen Camara to arrange for a lesson. Did a painting at Kamaole Beach II. Learned a lot of pointers. It was a very helpful exercise. Thank you for you the use of your condo. Pat and Frank – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

February 2010 – Unit C618 - Aloha!! We had a FANTASTIC time here and thank you SO MUCH for everything!! The basket of goodies ….the beach chairs, etc. We always looked forward to coming back each evening to our “Maui Home.” We loved A LOT of things…the huge waves at Paia…Our 2 favorite restaurants Fred’s and Five Palms Restaurant ( so friendly and the view is awesome!)…and our favorite beach is Big Beach!! Your help from start to finish was so appreciated!! Mahalo and Hugs!! Keith and Elisa – Lethbridge, AB Canada

February 2010 – Unit C618 - Aloha once again Kathy and Linda. We had a lovely 29 days with beautiful weather. Thanks for the lovely gift basket. Again we did a number of things. We spent some time at 12 different beaches as recommended in the “Maui Revealed.” Each one has its pros and cons. We also did the jeep around the North end of the island and Makawao, Paia, Five Palms, Freds, Wailea entertainment and Kimo Candy, Swap Meet, and watched many sunsets. Looking forward to our November visit. Mahalo. Harley and Dianne – Vancouver BC Canada

Feb 2010 - Unit C618 - Thanks so much Kathy!! …and I feel SOOOOOOOO bad that I didn’t write you a nice note when we got back from Maui to tell you how VERY much we enjoyed our time there!!! I wrote something nice in your guest book, so you’ll get to read that if you haven’t already ? We really did have the BEST time and can’t wait to go back one day!! Hope you’re doing well, and have an AWESOME day!! Elisa - Canada

January 2010 – Aloha! Thanks Kathy, we enjoyed our stay in your lovely Hawaiian condo. Especially the King size, very comfortable bed. Maui is our favorite holiday place and we look forward to returning each year for as long as we are able. We also try to stay at the Kihei Akahi and find it to be the best location for us, close to the beach, quiet, safe, etc. We love it! Mahalo! Shirley and Paul – White Rock, BC Canada

Dec 09-Unit C618-Dear Kathy: We enjoyed our 2 week stay in your lovely condo last Dec. 18th/09. We were impressed with the very comfortable King bed and everything else was just right, thanks again Kathy. Aloha from Shirley and Paul T. - Canada

Sept 09-Unit C618-Aloha Linda & Kathy, We are in your condo since September, 19. At our arrival, we have had a big surprise: a gift for us. Thank you very much (picture attached). Our stay is very good. Your condo is very nice and very confortable. We like it. Everything is perfect. Best regards, Louise et Serge

July 09-Unit C618-Kathy, Thank you so much for sharing your Maui condo with us. We have so enjoyed our time here. Lots of beach time with a few drives. We toured Makawao and Lahaina, the swap meet on Saturday in Kahalui (great bargains and selections), and a trip to the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (726 S. Kihei Road). That was lots of fun and informative. We checked out Big Beach (be careful but fun), Makena, and any others. Our favorite snorkel spot remains Ahihi Kinau Reserve past the love. Great spot. Turtles, a moray eel, a zebra eel, lots of tang and marvelous fish. We are looking forward to our next trip. Thank you! Jeff and Donna. PS We love your artwork.

June 09-Unit C618-Aloha Kathy! It is departure day and we leave with full hearts! Your home here is both beautiful and peaceful, and we loved being here. We were lucky to be here for the Maui Film Festival and attended 3 evenings. What fun! The people at Maui Dive Co. got s going with snorkeling. We took their snorkeling trip to Molokini and “Turtle Town” enjoyed it thoroughly and then rented the snorkeling gear with the ½ wet suit. We snorkeled every day. The water is so beautiful. Your recommendations for everything were right on and so helpful. Thank you for all the care and consideration you give to your guests comfort and happiness. Sherry

June 09-Unit C618-Aloha Kathy, Your lovely place was more than I imagined. Your generosity and kindness is so appreciated. You will be hearing from me for future visits. I greatly appreciated your write up of places to go and things to do. Every day was a luscious treat. My visit was too short but filled with memories for a lifetime. Cindy

June 2009 – C618 - Hi Kathy, Julie & I had a great time staying at your condo. This was our 30th wedding anniversary and what a way to spend it. The fruit basket was yummy. This was our first time in Maui and it was great. We did the Pearl Harbor tour, horse back riding, fishing for marlins, road to road to Hana, snorkeling, parasailing, swimming & helicopter ride to Molokini. We had such a great time for the 2 weeks we stayed at your place. The people were so friendly there and what a switch. We will be doing this again and I want to thank you very much for having us stay at your condo. The best thing was to be able to go down stairs walk across the street and jump into to the ocean, which was great. Thank you very much Scott & Julie

May 09-Unit C618-Kathy, we loved your place! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit thank you so much for everything! Maybe it will become a yearly event; I hope to come back soon! Take care – Cara

May 09-Unit C618-Kathy, Derek, Makayla, Madden and I had a great time. We felt right at home in your adorable condo! The interesting moment we had was the best experience and we wouldn’t have changed anything! Our whole trip was just fabulous! We look forward to coming back. Thank you (and Linda) for everything and especially for your help ? We hope to meet you some day. God bless, Jenna. PS We enjoyed Bubba Gumps very much thank you.

May 2009 – C618 - Hi Kathy, Thank you for the welcome present (fruit basket). We arrived last Sunday in your beautiful apartment. Everything is fine. It is comfortably and cozy furnished and very clean. We enjoy the place and the proximity to the beach. Many greetings. Reimund and Maggie

April 2009 – C618 - Hi Kathy and Linda, Just wanted to thank you again for everything, we had a wonderful time. The condo was perfect we really appreciated having access to chairs and the snorkel gear. We had a wonderful holiday. Very relaxing. Your snorkel recommendations were awesome. We liked swimming with the turtles right here at Kamaole II the best. It was wonderful to watch the whales from the lanai. We will be back to Maui hopefully before too long, we just have to get through the winter Olympics and then we can think about our next holiday. All the best Nancy and Julia

April 09-Unit C618-Kathy, we had a wonderful time in Kihei. Many thanks to you for the information and care you took with us in preparation for this trip. We hate to leave but hope to return soon! Barbara and Gerry. PS Thank you for the welcome basket!

March 2009 - C618 and C309 – Hi Kathy! Just wanted to let you know that everyone had a fantastic time in Maui. My family really enjoyed your condo, and we all appreciated the wonderful gift baskets that you had delivered - thanks so much! It's been awhile since I've seen your unit (C618) and the updates that you've made are great! I don't know the next time we'll have a chance to visit again (we're actually moving out of CA in a few months), but when we return to Maui, we will definitely contact you again. Have a great day, Maiteeny PS. We took your advice on buying some local artwork. I bought a few items at the Haleakala Trading Co and we also bought some beautiful art glass from a gallery in the shops at Wailea! Maiteeny

March 09 – Unit C618 - Kathy, Susan and I arrived home today, after a wonderful holiday in Maui. thank you for providing us with a great place to stay. We had a couple of days of rain...but it was still a heck of a lot warmer than it was at home. Everything worked out well for us. We look forward to returning to Maui again next year (not soon enough!) Mahalo - Don and Susan

December 2008 – C618 - Aloha Kathy, As usual, it is great to be back here, it was like walking into a 'home away from home. The beer in the fridge was the best thing. The day's travels all forgotten, sitting on the lanai, drinking my 'Longboards,' eating fresh Maui pineapple. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, such a life. Thank you for the fruit basket, it is always appreciated & well used. Yummy coffee & cookies. My oldest son & his wife are here for their 1st time & they also think that they are in Paradise. Hope that you are well, again, thank you for the fruit basket & the beer. I forgot to mention that I love the new colors, they look terrific. The side by side fridge with the ice dispenser is also invaluable. There was quite a storm a few days ago, thankfully the power didn't go out. Hope that you had some good weather on your holiday – Aloha Gaye.

Sept 08 – C618 - We are back safely from our trip to Maui and Oahu and just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying in C618 at the Kihei Akahi! It's a nice quiet place to kick back, relax and listen to the sounds of the birds and the ocean. We explored the island thoroughly and got some great snorkeling in at the Ahihi Kinau Preserve. We did the Highway to Hana and the sunrise on Haleakala. Yes, we were busy! We came back to cold temperatures and some rain. Wish we were back on Maui. Thanks again for sharing your piece of paradise. - Ilka and Doug M.

September 2008 – C618 - Dear Kathy, It has been a long time from my summer vacation. In Japan, it became colder nowadays. I really love snow boarding, so I'm waiting for snow...I remember the days in Maui. It was very nice. I enjoyed everything! I stayed comfortably thanks to your condo. Besides, you provided that cheaper than the regular price. As my gratitude, I will send you this Japanese wash clothes. Which is yu-zen dying. These are very convenient and functional. In Maui I really enjoyed the life. First, I went to Krispy Kreme (there are some shops too in Japan. It appeared a few years ago) and Safeway to buy things we need in Maui life but before that, Hawaiian Air lost our baggage. Our 2 suitcases went to Hawaii. We didn't like to wait so we had our baggage delivered to our condo. We went to the beaches everyday. Some of the days sharks appeared. We couldn't enter the sea for more than 4 hours. I sometimes surfed (but little waves in the summer), sometimes we went shopping at the Farmer's Market and swap meet. This year, we challenged driving to Hana. It's a little far from Kihei, but it was really wonderful and scenic way. We got avocados!!! It was wild one. There was an avocado tree and my friend found it. There was some tiny trouble but there were all nice memories! Thanks a lot xxx - Mimi.

July 2008 – C618 - Hi Kathy and Linda, We are just leaving Maui today. Thank-you for hosting us at your lovely condo. We had a great time. We especially appreciated the beach equipment and internet access and great location. Your paintings were fantastic. Thanks again and we would love to stay here again on our next stay in Maui. Thanks, Sujan, Paula, and Alyssa

May 2008 – C618 – This was our first time visiting Maui, and we loved it! The weather was great, the temperature was perfect and the beaches were beautiful. We had lots that we wanted to do, and we managed to squeeze it all in during the week that we were here. It was so nice to be able to come back to the condo after our various activities and have a place of our own to relax and cook a meal. We spent a lot of time on the balcony admiring the view. The condo was great and very well stocked; we especially appreciated the beach chairs, snorkels, boogie boards, and the cooler. Thanks for the great place Kathy. – Karin and Chris

April 2008-C618-Kathy, We had a wonderful time in Maui and in your beautiful home. The basket was sure a nice surprise and treat. This is the Ocean Maui Center Xavier sure had fun there! Again that basket was great. The coffee was an eye opener at 5am the next morning when Xavier woke. Thanks again – Laurie Ann – Saskatoon Canada

March 2008-C618- Aloha Kathy – Thank you for the lovely gift basket awaiting us on the arrival to the condo. As usual we had a great time and hopefully can save enough money to return to “paradise.” – Norm and Pat M. – BC, Canada

Jan 2008-C618 and C616 - Aloha Linda, thank you for your phone message yesterday. I will recommend your company for anyone coming to Maui and looking for a condo. We will be back next year as well and will consider staying in Kathy's unit. As it turns out my mother in law is staying in C618 and we are in C616 and both enjoying our stay! We don't want to go home! I am sending a friend of mine to you and she wants to ask about your units so she'll be calling. I really enjoyed dealing with you so I am happy to recommend any of my friends. - Michelle M. Vernon, Canada

Dec 2007-C618 - Another enjoyable holiday in your beautiful condo could have done without the storm rain and power outage in the 1st week but in spite of it the weather was still warm. The atmosphere relaxing. Thanks again from my son Craig and myself (he loved it here too) we look forward to returning with more family in 2008 – Aloha Gaye S. - Prince George BC Canada

Nov 2007-C618 - Kathy and Ryan – Once again we had a wonderful time. Over the years, we have met lots of people who have met lots of people who have returned each year and the same time. It’s like coming home, very social! The weather was perfect, beautiful sunsets. Saw the green flash 7 times in the month what a thrill. Whales are starting to arrive those males always trying to impress the females. Again, your condo feels like our Home Away from Home. Having the internet is a great convenience since we had our laptop. Once again we are looking forward to our 42 day stay in Jan 08. Mahalo Harley and Diane

Oct 2007-C618 – We once again had a wonderful time in Maui. Snorkeling with the turtles, parasailing, an ATV ride, golf, going to the top of Haleakala – along with just hanging out at the beach. This is our fourth trip to Maui and we can’t wait to come back. Thanks for making our stay great – we love your condo. – Mahalo – Michael and Cyndie - Yucaipa, CA

Sept 2007 - Kathy, we had a great time in Maui for the short time we were There. We enjoyed your condo and your paintings on the walls. It has been hustle, bustle since we have gotten back. I finally had a few seconds to sit down and write you about our trip; by the way we went on the dinner cruise with Tony Smith and got our picture taken with him before we went on the cruise. He is a great human being. I hope to get to Maui some time next year for a little more time. Thanks again for letting us stay at your condo. – Ken and Dianne - Phoenix, AZ

Sept 2007 - I have thoroughly enjoyed staying in your home, thank you for all of your flexibility with the rate and last minute payments. I think it's wonderful that you have a condo with such a great view. I have already referred your company to several of my friends who might be coming over early next year. Take care! Thanks again Kathy, Rachel L.

July 2007-C618 - Aloha Kathy – First time in Maui and surely not the last! What a wonderful island! With our “Maui Revealed” and our car we discovered many incredible places. That are not so far from heaven on earth. Long trip from Montreal but it is worth it. We have appreciated also your condo that is very well equipped and so close to everything. Congratulations for your paintings that we enjoyed too. For sure we will come back. Mahalo – Mylene and Manuel - Montreal Canada

June 2007-C618 - Aloha Kathy, Our very first visit to Hawaii and Maui specifically has exceeded all of our expectations. The beaches, the volcano – Hana etc., snorkeling at Molokini and turtle town where out of this world! We can not wait to come back. Mahalo Ludo, Genia, and Alexandra - California

May 2007 - Aloha, It's hard to believe that we've been back from our trip to Maui for a little over a week now. We just wanted to tell you what a wonderful time we had. Thank you so much for the wonderful basket of treats that you sent us. We have never tasted pineapple so good. The condo had all the comforts of home. We absolutely loved sitting on the lanai every morning overlooking the ocean, and the evenings were just beautiful. We were very impressed at how well maintained the grounds were. It was a real treat to just walk down the driveway to the beach. Kathy, thank you so much for allowing us to check out later in the day. You have no idea how that eased things up at our end. We had so many wonderful experiences during our stay. Some of the highlights were the beautiful beaches, The Feast at Lele (on my birthday), a secretly planned massage and facial by Christian, shopping at Lahaina, watching the surfers at Ho'okipa. We ate some wonderful food. To name a few, Mama's Fish House was outstanding, the local fare at Hana Hou cafe, Fish Tacos at Alexanders, and of course Shave Ice. I could go on and on, but I'd have to write a novel. Needless to say, we had a wonderful trip and we will be back. Mahalo from the both of us for your part in making this an experience we will always remember. Sincerely, Diane and Phil - Nashua, NH

Jan 2007-C618 - Aloha Kathy and Ryan! So wonderful to finally meet you! Now, we can put a face to our e-mails. Again, we’ve had a spectacular time at “Our Home Away From Home”.. “Life in Maui is Magic”… Snorkeling, swimming, beaches, golfing whale watching, cycling down Haleakala again we rented bikes on our own in Haiku – Daily rate $34.95 bikes helmets, rain gear, back packs, locks, etc. Went to top, cycled to Kula Lodge, known for their “House Special Pizza” (Best we’ve ever had), then went back up to top, then all the way down to Haiku.A real Thriller! For my birthday this year, we rented a jeep for the day! So fun and stopped by Fleming Beach. Whales and surfers put on a wonderful show! Up over the top on narrow one lane road around curve were six donkeys appearing from nowhere! How funny they would not let us pass! Spent a day at Haycroft Park up at Maalea Bay and watched the birth of a baby whale such a thrill!!! Again Sat Swap meet for fruit veggies and flowers! We’ve added a snorkel and mask and crock pot to condo. Kathy your art in gallery looks great! “Good Luck!” Again a wonderful 47 days here in “paradise” enjoying many old and new friends. Socializing and sunsets! Again many new books added! Enjoyed! Thanks again for sharing your wonderful home with us. Looking forward to Nov! Mahalo! A Hui ho! Harley and Dianne S. Vancouver, BC

Dec 06-C618 - Aloha Kathy! We enjoyed the time we spent here immensely. Everything is so beautiful. Taking one of the tours of the road to Hana is a must! They show you things that you would never find on your own. The Maui Ocean Center is also a great place to visit. A week pass is only a few dollars more than a day pass and that way you can go back multiple times. We made good use of the beach and will definitely miss swimming in the ocean every morning! Your condo is very homey (much better than a hotel) and we love your artwork. Thank you so much! We hope to visit Maui again soon – Julia M. and Travis S. – Prince George BC Canada

Sept 2006-C618 - Aloha Kathy – This was my first time even in Hawaii. Staying in Kihei was great; very centrally located – Beautiful weather – beach just across the street and the gorgeous sunsets! We really enjoyed the view from the lanai. The condo was great and met our expectations. Beautiful furniture and your artwork is stunning! Maui truly is paradise! We had yummy Greek salads from the Greek Bistro next door. Lots of hikings, swimming at the beach and under waterfalls, snorkeling, a luau, saw a rainbow Upcountry and fireworks from our lanai. Its been very hot! Thanks for your hospitality. Pat A. and Kim D. – California

Aloha Kathy: Just a quick email to let you know we returned last night and had a great time at C618. We'd like to do it again next year if the unit is available? Your paintings are lovely and I also loved the Asian touches throughout. Weather was great; just one day of heavy rain, but it was gone by afternoon. Truly enjoyed watching the sun come up with a cup of tea and then go into the ocean at sunset. You really do have the best views. Brought my binoculars and saw a few water spouts and a couple of fins, but no breaching. Maybe next time! Again, thank you so much for allowing us to rent your home away from home, it was wonderful. Mahalo Maureen and Larry L. - Delta, BC.

Aloha Kathy! Thank you for letting us stay in your condo...very nicely decorated and a wonderful location:) We had a great time in Maui and will definitely be back again someday. We kept very busy seeing many places and spending the last few days snorkeling a lot and enjoying the vacation. I will definitely recommend your place to anyone I know. We signed your book and gave a few recommendations. I'm missing it already! Mahalo, Sara S. - Sioux Falls, SD

Aloha Kathy, We arrived home safely on March 7th after a wonderful vacation in Hawaii. Thank you so much for the rental of your condo. We used the beach chairs, cooler, umbrella, etc. Everything was so handy. I wish we could have spent the last two days there also. I left a vase of Hawaiian flowers on the dining room table. We had bought them along the road on our way to Hanna and enjoyed them for our remaining time at the condo. I left a note for them to be enjoyed. The weather was perfect the whole 10 days we were in Hawaii. Went snorkeling and whale watching and bumming everyday. The high speed Catamaran we went out on one day was wet and wild. I made the mistake of sitting in the front and the misty waves were ok but I didn't like seeing a 12 foot wave coming at me as we were coming down from a 6 foot wave. Death grip on the seat probably kept me from being washed out to sea. Everyone in the front was wet from head to toe. Ate at Roy's in Kihei, which was excellent. Dessert to die for. Again thank you so much for the condo. I will recommend it to anyone coming your way. Carolyn and Bob - St. John, IN

Hi Kathy, Happy New Year 2003. We enjoyed your place very much and would like to come back one day. I am a teacher and my time is set for the school holidays only. Those are usually the busiest times everywhere and we have to book our tickets well in advance. I will let you know if we are going to come back to Maui and when, as I would like to rent your place again. Your place is very comfortable, nicely appointed, peaceful and homey. There is everything one needs. I also like the location, the views and the birds singing in the morning. So lets keep in touch for future stay. Would you be interested in renting your place to some of my friends? There is always someone looking for accommodation in Maui. Please let me know if I can pass your number on. Mahalo Ivona S. - British Columbia, Canada

Well we finally got home yesterday We had a great time in Maui and the condo was perfect for our purposes, close to everything, and very affordable. I loved the view and watching the birds every morning. I got a good photo of the sunrise coming over Haleakala from the porch perhaps I can e-mail it to you and you can show it off. Anyhow, thank you for everything. We appreciate your hospitality, the welcome basket and your condo unit. Let me know if we checked out okay. Thanks for everything. John H. - Rockville, MD

Aloha, The tropical island is very beautiful. This is my 3rd visit. A few things to do that are a must. Travel to wine country, it's a lovely journey and venture out on a helicopter ride. Explore the Beauties. In addition, thank you for sharing your condo. It had a homey feeling. Jodie - Seattle, WA

Aloha Kathy and family it's Leslie. Wow Maui is so friendly spiritual and beautiful! I'm sure leaving your island and home will be hard for me. Many thanks for the accommodations (homey close to everything). I will be back ASAP and you will be the first person I call. Mahalo Ciao Leslie Many thanks again. Leslie P. - Canada

Kathy, Our return trip here was even better than the first. Beautiful weather, golfing, great beaches and sunsets. We had a fabulous time and relaxing vacation. It was good meeting you. The snorkeling at the south end of the beach Kamole Beach Park II was great. We look forward to staying at your condo on our next trip. Amy and Rick - Chicago, IL

Aloha Kathy, we really enjoyed the sunsets from C618! Had a great 5 days. Saw lots of whales. Weather was superb. My husband and son went to watch the golf the "Mercedes Championship." Your unit was very comfortable. Mahalo/ John, Cathie and Matt C.

Maui is beautiful and the condo was perfect. Thanks Kathy for including all the perfect touches! We can't wait to come back again. Mathew M. - New York

Kathy, the condo was very nice. My husband loved the boogie board. We had a great time in Maui and can't wait to return! Amy and Rick B. - Chicago, IL

We had a great time here on Maui. We enjoyed the road to Hanna and biking down Haleakala. We found the condo very comfortable and well equipped; in fact the whole complex is brilliant, clean, well-maintained etc. We are so pleased that we choose to stay here! Thanks and Mahalo. Paul, Debbie and George G. - Manchester, England

Hi Kathy, I just wanted to write to thank you for such wonderful accommodations in Kihei. You are such a thoughtful and considerate person. There was nothing you hadn't thought of to make our stay more pleasant. The view was beautiful, the condo was homey and the driving incredible. Than you so very much. We will be back, possibly next year, but more probably '06. I have already recommended several others to contact you. I also wanted to commend you once more on your artwork. It's lovely and now that I have seen its inspiration, I can appreciate it even more. Once again thank you. Sandra H. and Chad P. - Pasadena, MD

Aloha Kathy, Tomorrow is our last day. We have been very happy here in Maui and also your condo. Maui is such a beautiful island. Went round the island for an hour in a helicopter, visit to Lahaina, snorkeling cruise, lots of barbecues and meals out and of course the wedding at the Grand Wailea chapel. The wedding was perfect, absolutely beautiful and the reception at the Sea Watch restaurant watching sunset was a dream come true. We didn't get chance to cycle down the volcano, the Hanna road and the Sugar Cane train amongst other things but we will definitely be back in a couple of years. Maybe we could stay at your condo again? Thank you very much for your help for this trip and hope you are well and visiting here yourself soon. Maui really is the most beautiful island in the world. Mahalo. Amanda and Steve - Surrey, UK

Aloha Kathy, I'm already thinking about my next trip. The condo met all of my needs. Hopefully my stay will be longer the next trip. There is sooooo much to do here. Mahalo. Sherwin - Antioch, CA

Hi Kathy, WOW !!! Same time next year? Loved your home. Thanks for opening it up to me. Can't say enough good things about Maui and the people. It was the trip of a lifetime. Talk to you next year (tee hee hee) Mahalo. Leslie P. - Manitoba, Canada

Just back from Maui. Yahoo!! We had a tremendous time. Surprised? Thank you for the use of your condo and your willingness to work on short notice. I lost my precious dad a few months ago and this week really helped our hearts heal a little more. Thank you so much again, everything was absolutely PERFECT!. Vicki K. - Kennewick, WA

Just a quick not to let you know we've had a great week at your Maui home; We've done and seen a lot, and appreciated having a nice base of operations. We really enjoyed the colors, the furniture choices, and the little decorating touches. Thank you so much. Sandi K. - Pismo Beach, CA

I had no idea how much I needed to get away. Your place is beautiful and has a great view of the ocean. The candles were special and the furnishings so comfortable and visually appealing. You have a great place. Mahalo again from my heart and Aloha. Linda C. - Pukalani, HI


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