2 Bedrooms , 1.5 Baths, Ocean and Mountain views (Sleeps 4)
About Susan Fraenkel-Cattell
Rick is in the computer industry, and Susie retired from Health Care Research when our 3rd child was born 27 years ago. Rick enjoys windsurfing, and both of us love walking the beaches, snorkeling, and the nature of Maui. With Rick still working, we can't spend all of our time on Maui, so we will be renting out our place approximately 6-8 months a year. After a total demolition and renovation, we want to share with you an apartment which is clean, mold free, green, and stocked to the fullest for a very comfortable stay!
Susan Fraenkel-Cattell purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Susan Fraenkel-Cattell chose Kihei
We have been traveling to the Hawaiian Islands for 33 years visiting Rick's parents living on Oahu. During this time we always visited the Keawakapu area of Maui, and it became our favorite place in the world. Finally, May 2011, we closed escrow, purchasing our Maui dream home, Honu Place! August 2011 we demolished the entire apartment to its bones. Susie has managed and coordinated the entire project creating a space that we think you will love as much as we do.
What makes this Condo unique
This is a very unusual condo building for this area. It was built in the 70's to house the contractors building a very large resort up the hill. Only 16 units, twelve 2 bedroom, 2 one bedroom, and 2 studio apartments make up this complex. Because of its small intimate size and woodsy surroundings, it feels very private and secluded.It has a large lawn, woods, and a bamboo grove. The views are lovely with palms, mango, and a sweet ocean view above the trees creates old Hawaiiana. It is quiet, off the beaten path yet just minutes to many stores and restaurants, and the best part, just a 4 minute walk to the nicest beaches on Maui. Rick and I enjoy a walk daily either south, for a 6 mile round trip walk on the beaches, or to the north along the nature preserve and Kamaole Beach Park 1. Often we grab a cup of coffee at the lovely 5 Palms or Sorentos on the beach, or walk to the Four Seasons for one of their fresh fruit smoothies. Other days, we take our snorkels with us for a morning snorkel at Keawakapu or walk to Ulua for variety. Snorkeling is wonderful at these or many other beaches. When the waves are good, a little boogie boarding (supplied in unit) is great fun too. Besides some people who kite and windsurf in Kihei, it is only a 20 minute drive to Kanaha Bay, world renown windsurfing and kiting spot with nearby rentals. In the evening we enjoy the many bars and restaurants with good live music just a couple of minutes away.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
This is a NO Smoking Building,
Children not allowed
Not baby proof, please inquire, it might be fine.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please review the building rules prior to booking, , you can find them on the additional info page. We are a smoking free building.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great condo in a great location
The condo is extremely nice with very comfortable bed and linens and everything you need in the kitchen and bathrooms, and it's in a fantastic location. It's just a 5 minute walk to Keawakapu Beach, which is a great spot for snorkeling, with sea turtles and lots of fish. We loved our time there and hope to return again soon!
Lovely Stay in a Perfect Place!
We just returned from a lovely stay in Honu Place and already wish we were back there again! Neat as a pin and chock full of amenities; Susie's condo is the perfect launching point for all your Maui activities. We enjoyed everything about it; from the comfortable beds, the ocean views, the gorgeous flowers/landscaping out front, etc., etc. This was one of many trips to Maui and the 1.5 baths were just what we needed, for privacy throughout the night. There were 3 of us and it was perfect to have the 2 of us in the master bedroom and able to use the ensuite at night.
Throughout the process, Susie was very helpful and friendly. We were given instructions and helpful hints for activities in the area. This worked out perfectly, as we were able to rent paddleboards for the day across the street. There are a lot of helpful suggestions at the condo. We LOVED all the books at the condo, which provided our niece ample reading about Maui activities.
We can't wait for our next trip to Maui and hope we are able to have availability to stay at Susie's condo. The only complain we have is that 8 nights is not nearly long enough. We have to do 2 weeks next time.....we just have to!
Thanks again for a wonderful stay in your beautiful home! Mahalo nui loa!
Also, for anyone who wishes to learn to surf while you're there, Maui Waveriders was an awesome suggestion in the notebook.
Oh wow, thank you so much I hope to see again soon!! Aloha, Susie
Perfect stay. Looking forward to staying here again.
Mahalo, and please do come back soon!!!
Nice condo with a short walk to the beach
Susie’s place was wonderful! It was well-stocked with everything we needed, and was very clean. The view from the lanai is lovely, with beautiful flowers and a glimpse of the ocean. It was a super short walk to the beautiful beach across the street (Keawakapu Beach), and the location was very close to Wailea and central Kihei for restaurants. Susie was a very considerate and communicative host. I highly recommend Susie’s condo to anyone looking for a place to stay in western Maui.
Thank you so much for the lovely review. Come back and visit us again soon!! Aloha, Susie
Just what we needed
This was my 3rd trip to Maui and my 3rd vacation rental. This by far is the best we have stayed at. The location was perfect - close to beaches, outdoor activities, shopping and dining.
As for the unit itself it was extremely clean, organized, well stocked with an amazing kitchen. Even on vacation I do like to cook and this kitchen had all that I needed. The lanai was beautiful and a wonderful place to have our morning coffee and to sip a cocktail while the sun went down.
The next time we go this will be the place I will look to stay.
Thank Susie for a wonderful stay! 🙂🙂🙂
It was lovely. We have enjoyed it previously and it still is wonderfully equipped.
walk on the beach
We enjoyed it greatly. It is totally equipped with everything you could want. Close to eateries,blocksto the beach, what more could you want.
Stand up paddle boarding, rent paddle boards, bikes, and more at Keawakapu Beach or many of the nearby hotels and venders.