Kihei Surfside Condo
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I have stayed at the Surfside in the past, but never in this particular condo. And never so close to the pool end either! And the first time since they did all the exterior work. What a difference the floor to ceiling windows make! Rented unit #405.The owners were wonderful to work with. They only rent to two people, even though the sofa in the living room is a fold out sofa. I was travelling with a friend, so I was going to be using that sofa bed. In the past, I always put the mattress on the floor. Have you ever had a good sleep on those sofa beds, with you feeling every bit of that metal frame? Well, the owner actually bought a queen sized foam mattress for me to use! And honestly, I never needed it. I slept on that sofa bed for 7 nights, without using the mattress pad, and without putting the mattress on the floor. I have never slept on a sofa bed so soundly before! I couldn't feel any metal whatsoever.The owners have thought of everything for this place. There are Tommy Bahama beach chairs in the closet. Boogie boards, noodles, umbrella too. A first aid kit is in the small bathroom, in the medicine cabinet. Never needed it though!Kitchen supplies are amazing. We didn't do any cooking to speak of, but the pots and pans are high quality, as are the knives. And the knives will stay that way, as long you don't put them in the dishwasher! Spice rack with all the spices you could possibly need. Some left over condiments in the fridge from previous renters, as well as some food items in the cupboard.There are DVDs to choose from in the condo, as well as a lot of books. The TV is huge! And there are directions on how to turn it on too! That is always so nice to have, as it can be so very frustrating, when you are not used to the set up at different condos.The fridge is great, and I love that the freezer is at the bottom. And an ice machine in there! No need to fiddle with ice trays. The small appliances are high quality as well. A four slice toaster, a kettle! And the blender is a Vitamix! Very good quality! There is a drawer full of plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and ziploc bags. Another drawer has felt pens, tape, and stuff you need to mail something home.Surfside doesn't have AC, and honestly, it has never bothered me in the least. But there is a huge fan in the condo, if you need to use it. Honestly, with the lanai door open, along with the front door, enough of a breeze goes through that we never needed the fan. With the trades blowing, you may have a difficult time getting the front door open, if you leave the lanai door open.I was reluctant to rent this unit, given how close it was to the pool. But the pool closes at 9:00, and noise from the community area below us was never an issue. In the past, I have always stayed down the end, away from the ocean and the pool area. But I would gladly rent this unit again.Surfside is in a wonderful location. No noise from Kihei Road either, as the driveway is quite long, and you are set back from the road. You can walk across the parking lot to Keawakapu Beach. Keep walking, and you will be able to get on the beach walk in front of the Andaz. It’s a beautiful walk, and you can go all the way to Polo Beach. Or head the other direction, across the green space (DNRL), to the Kihei Boat Ramp, and continue north to the Kam Beaches. You can walk for quite a ways this way, and access some shops and restaurants as well.
We really enjoyed the condo amenities, the grounds and the location. We were a little concerned upon check-in at how warm the room was. All closed up without air conditioning had the room temp in the mid 90's when we arrived. Luckily, there is a great cross breeze when you open the windows, patio doors & prop the front door. It can be warm!! We would return - I would be better mentally prepared.
Our first time in Maui, and the first time to Hawaii with our 4 year old son. The location and unit were both PERFECT for us.The resort is situated so that it is very private and quiet, yet mere steps to a beautiful sandy beach. The rocky shoreline just off the property itself made for really fun tide pool exploration and so many sea turtles nibbling off the rocks in plain sight! We didn't snorkel here but saw many who did and they seemed to be seeing lots of sea life. There was a small pool, shuffle board, and small putting green area. Tip - There is morning yoga on the lawn, I think run by the yoga studio in the resort next door and complimentary coffee, also in the mornings. There is no AC but with the windows all open, those famous trade wind breezes kept us just right. I was a little worried at first but honestly, we preferred it this way, falling asleep to the sound of the waves. With AC we would've been tempted to keep the doors/windows closed the whole time, which would've been a shame.The unit was super clean, and even had tiny toiletries for us to use. There were towels, two hair dryers, a well stocked kitchen (missing a good sized colander), full sized appliances, coffeemaker, toaster, etc. Not promised in the listing but we were happy to find: beach towels, umbrellas, boogie boards, and snorkel gear. Lanai had a glass railing which we were glad about as it is safer than the open rails for kids. There was Cable TV with plenty of kid friendly programming and strong Wifi. The reception office was helpful and even had popsicles for the kids. :) We ordered a toddler bed from one of the local baby supply rental companies who delivered right to us. We put it in the living room area which ate up a lot of floor space, but it worked out fine since we rarely hung out in the unit. Tip about the sofabed: Hubby tried it the first night (due to mix up with rented toddler bed delivery) and he said he wouldn't have been able to sleep there for more than 1 or 2 nights. Might be ok for kids or teens. There seemed to be a good mix of newbies like us, and regulars. Everyone was friendly and lovely. All the kids were so well behaved. Quiet hours were well heeded by all. There is a small convenience store located next door but we did not have a good experience related to cleanliness and just basic level of service. However, full markets are just a short drive away. We got to walk through some of the other more developed areas on Maui with larger resorts, and while lively and with many amenities, returning to Kihei Surfside was like an exhale of relief. We just loved it and cannot wait to return!
I’ve been to Kihei Surfside many times. Super location, beautiful grounds, friendly staff, close to the beach. Really good value for the money. Only issue this time is BIRDS. Roosters crowing in the morning (starting before 5:30 am) and bird poop everywhere. Bird poop on the handrails, pool furniture, BBQ area and picnic tables. Never saw anybody clean bird droppings in the two weeks I was there. GROSS!!!
Kihei Surfside is an absolute score! Great location right on the water on a great stretch of property. Perks of a hotel with the homeliness of privately owned units. We booked through Rosies Rentals and everything was easy!! Walking distance to 5 palms, great happy hour! Unbelievable view from balcony unit 404. Front desk Joshua was great! We will definitely seek this out again when we return to beautiful Maui!!
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- 84 Rooms
- Putting green
- Shuffleboard court
- Horseshoe pits
- Queen bed
- Ocean view
- Living/dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Laundry facilities
- Internet access (fee)
- Private lanai
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Kihei Surfside CondoMaui,United States
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2936 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-9698
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