Kauhale Makai, Maui

Kauhale Makai, also known as Village by the Sea, is a peaceful oceanfront resort in Kihei, Hawaii. The resort offers a range of amenities, including a large pool, kiddie pool, hot tub, barbecue grills, shuffleboard, putting green, and volleyball court. Guests can also enjoy nearby tennis and pickleball courts, as well as access to a sandy beach perfect for beach walking, kayaking, paddleboarding, and watching sunrises and sunsets. The resort is centrally located, providing easy access to Maui's best beaches, restaurants, golf courses, shopping, and other attractions. Kauhale Makai is a smoke-free and pet-free resort, ensuring a comfortable stay for all guests.

Kauhale Makai Average Rates

As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kauhale Makai is $289. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $461. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 1000 Guest Reviews

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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

Based on the reviews, guests generally have a positive experience at the Kauhale Makai condo resort on Maui. The resort seems to offer beautifully decorated suites with breathtaking ocean views, central location, and great amenities like beach supplies, pools, and hot tubs. Guests appreciate the well-equipped units, cleanliness, and the convenience of having kitchen essentials and beach gear available. The sunset views from the property are frequently mentioned as a highlight. Communication with hosts and property management is reported to be excellent, contributing to a smooth and enjoyable stay. Some minor issues mentioned include the need for updates or repairs in certain units, occasional cleanliness concerns, and the desire for more basic supplies like toilet paper and trash bags. Overall, the Kauhale Makai condo resort appears to be a recommended place to stay for a relaxing and comfortable vacation on Maui, with many guests expressing a desire to return. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 1000 guest reviews.

Recent Kauhale Makai Reviews

This property was perfect, it is very clean and nicely updated. Location is perfect. We would recommend this property to friends and family and would definitely stay here again.
Joseph D.
April 2024

This studio condo was perfect for my solo stay! Very clean and cute and stocked with almost everything one could need. I anbsolut appreciate the chair, umbrella, towel, and boogie board!! Add a blender, and 100% of my needs would be met! The grounds are beautifully kept and quiet. This unit is all the way at back close to S Kihei Rd, but with the ac running, road noise is minimal. Mahalo, I would for sure stay here again!
Cindy L.
April 2024

Great place for a family of four to unwind and relax after a cold Canadian winter. Great host, perfect layout, the hot tub is most certainly a plus
Brett B.
April 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This property has the best view I could hope for, we were able to watch the wales from our deck. Bed was a little softer than I like, but I slept well in it. The kitchen was accessorized well, but could use a couple of spatchalas: a plastic one for flipping pancakes and a metal one for the gril out side. Condo was clean, although the floor had not been wet moped. My white socks turned brown within 20 minutes of arrival. It could use a couple more towels as there is not a washer or dryer in the condo and we didn’t come on vacation to spend hours doing laundry. Over all, It was a great experience and I look forward to coming back. Property management was easy to communicate with. Loved the place.
April 2024

Short walk to a sandy beach. Neat & clean apartment with extras like the beach chairs & umbrellas. We would stay here again.
Kathryn D.
April 2024

We booked this very last minute and it was perfect.
Judith L.
April 2024

Excellent accomodations in an outstanding location! The beach was a short walk to see sea turtles in the evenings.
Shawn M.
April 2024

This condo was exactly as it is online. It feels so clean and new. The bed is wonderfully comfortable and the perks of beach chairs and a cooler were so helpful! There is a great running route nearby and we saw turtles on the beach in front of the property. We would definitely book again.
Jesse L.
March 2024

The management is very responsive. The AC had issues a few times, but it was resolved quickly. The furniture was the only issue, the couch and beds were a bit hard and my husband has a bad back. Also, the beach just outside is not swimmable, but it is just a short drive from our favorite beach, Wailea. Overall, a good place to stay on Maui.
Jennifer B.
March 2024

Everything was fantastic-- the owner has amazingly fast and helpful communication. My family and I love the location in Kihei- close to everything! The condo is large and and views from both decks were incredible- you can't get a better sunset view. We will definitely look to stay here again.
Will E.
March 2024

We stayed in this unit with five adults and one child for five nights. It worked well for several reasons: it was close to the beach, so you could watch sunsets or walk; we used the kitchen for at least two meals a day; and the porch looked out on the yard and beach. The kitchen is tight and can only accommodate one person at a time. The other areas are spacious, and we did not feel crowded. We spent time each day at beach and went whale watching, which were all reasonably close to the unit. I liked the way Vacasa messaged me regularly with reminders and information.
Charlene U.
March 2024

Condo was very nice, ac worked great! The view was great, nice pool, hot tub and kiddy pool! The property was well kept up, nice clean grills! Short walk to the beach. We spotted four turtles during out stay, one sleeping on the beach! :-) It's also a great location in Kehei, close to everything! We would definately stay there again!
Mike L.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our stay at this unit was good. The location of this condo in the Resort is great. Right off the elevator & the laundry facilities is right outside the door. The unit does have a view of the ocean in the distance from the lanai but you basically overlook the parking lot below. This makes for traffic noise and people coming & going at all hours of the day & night. We were disappointed with the bath towels & the lack of any hand towels. No batteries in the remote for the bedroom. The shower or toilet leaked water on the floor. I do like the Kahale Makai Resort and would stay there again but not in this unit.
Susan S.
March 2024

This has been an amazing place to stay while in Maui. Just a short walk to the beach, perfect for sunset! Also conveniently located near shops. Margo has been very helpful when any issues arose. Beach towels, cooler, beach chairs, and even boogie boards available for use. I couldn't ask for a better place to stay during our vacation!
Mikhail U.
March 2024

We had the best time staying in this condo! We woke up to beautiful views every morning and watched the sunset on our private beach as much as we could! The condo is in the perfect location to explore as much of Maui as you want. Listing and pictures were exactly how we found it. We would definitely stay here again!
Stephanie D.
March 2024

Great location for exploring the island. Lovely view.
Ann G.
March 2024

Stay was good. We were disappointed when arrived that there was not a volleyball net as were in all the photos. This was our deciding factor in choosing to stay here vs another potential spot. Also we were given instructions upon our arrival to visit the office but it was closed. Stopped by the next day and it was closed. Place was clean and the location was great.
Kris B.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a great experience renting this condo. Everything went well. Any issues (very minor) that we had were dealt with promptly and we had great communication with the manager. The view is fabulous, the condo was clean and had everything we needed. We saw whales from the lanai, and a turtle resting on the sand in front of the property. We have been to Maui many times and stayed in this complex many times and this condo was one of the best! Kahuale Makai is not as far south in Kihei as some people like but we always stay in this area because it is central and easy to drive to all parts of the island. We stayed in March and did not need the AC once. The breeze was enough to keep everything a perfect temperature. In March, this unit does not get direct sun which helps to keep it nice a cool during the day. We would stay here again without hesitation.
Larissa B.
March 2024

Property was very well placed on the island. Easy to get anywhere from where we were. Condo had pretty much everything we needed
bader p.
March 2024

Our family had magical sunsets and the location was fantastic! The home was immaculate and exactly as described. Beautifully decorated and comfortable for our family. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Anne M.
March 2024

You might suspect the views were being over-represented, but they were just as fantastic as they appear in the photos. The condo was comfortable and well-appointed. Juls was as sweet and helpful as could be. The location was perfect for our needs: convenient to restaurants and amenities, yet quiet. Would recommend.
Malissa K.
March 2024

Clean, close to everything and parking a plus! Fully stocked in every way. Don’t hesitate to stay here.
Terry S.
March 2024

Overall this rental was very good for a family getaway. Fair price for location. Check in was very smooth and easy… the rental company that works with the owner is amazing! A few early issues were quickly resolved and they were very friendly! The place itself was nice…AMAZING view, quiet, and good location. Pictures were a little deceiving (rooms are very tight with furniture that is way too big for the space… dining table and master bedroom specifically). Starter toiletry pack was VERY basic and unfortunately no toilet paper which was a problem after traveling over 12 hours to get there. Beds were comfortable but showers were a little tight. It was nice to have laundry machines available (you have to load $10 at a time though so do lots of laundry to get your moneys worth 😉). The beach in front of the unit is fine for walking but not very wide and fairly rough for swimming which wasn’t that much of an issue for us since we traveled to different beaches each day. I would recommend this rental for a visit to Maui.
Wendy A.
March 2024

We had several family members staying in the area of Kihei for my nephew's wedding. As it turned out we were all within a minute or two of the others but everyone said our condo was the nicest one of all. It had everything we needed and everything was brand new and clean. The only thing I would add, is it would have been nice to have Kleenex tissues somewhere in the condo. Thank you for a great day
Maureen O.
March 2024

The view and the pool- hot tub.
March 2024

A beautiful property with a wonderful view of the ocean! The property manager made sure we had everything we needed and let us keep our stuff in the room until our next property was ready because no one was checking in after us. I hope to stay again!!!
Megan D. B.
March 2024

We love Maui, and your place was very comfortable. We had everything we needed including beach gear. Thanks for thing of everything. We hope to be back!
Deb T.
March 2024

We decided on Kihei because we were visiting with friends who lived there. The location of the condo was perfect. It was right down the road from Maui Gardens food trucks, Da Kitchen and Izakaya Genbe - I would suggest trying all. The condo was very clean and spacious. We didn’t even need to turn on the air at all- due to the breeze and patio! We live in Florida, so that is amazing for March. We drank our coffee and tea out there. We took daily 3 mile walks right out the back and down the beach. Our tour guide picked up us right in front for the Halakelah sunrise tour. We loved it! I would highly recommend staying here. We even saw whales right from the beach in back! Great location, clean and great communication with Jim.
susan o.
March 2024

Thank you for sharing your place with us.
Cindy & Pete L.
March 2024

Beautiful views and sunsets from this top floor condo. Very nicely renovated unit, they did a very nice job. Great location in Kihei. Plenty of parking. We would absolutely stay here again.
Matt S.
March 2024

The condo is very conveniently located and was comfortable for two. We had everything we needed. There are some minor issues that need attention (flickering light in hall, closet doors, and bathroom sink drain). The view from the balcony is beautiful.
Barbara F.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Nice, clean and comfy! Enjoyed our stay in such a beautifully setting. Met some people and enjoyed our time here!
John L.
March 2024

The condo was clean and updated with a great central location. The view from the lanai was spectacular and we saw whales from out bedroom.
Holly C.
March 2024

Awesome. Great rental.
Larry D.
March 2024

We loved our week in Kehei! The condo was a great home base for exploring Maui. Our condo was clean and comfortable. It also had beach chairs, coolers and snorkeling gear for enjoying trips to the beach. The condo has nice views of the pool area and the ocean. Most nights after dinner we took a short stroll over to the beach to look for whales and watch the sunset. We would gladly book this property for future visits.
Steve G.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our stay was amazing. Since we have stayed at the Village by the Sea on many other visits, we knew the location, amenities, etc. The condo was furnished beautifully. The care in the condition of the condo and cleanliness was wonderful. We could not have been happier.
Lonnie D.
March 2024

Super clean, amazing views, and great location. The complex is safe and quiet. Would definitely stay there again!
Lynea M.
March 2024

There is everything you need for a stay away from home. You have a view of the ocean from the main area and also from the bedroom. There is a pull out sofa if you have kids with you in the main room. A pool with grilles for cooking and best of all you are in the quiet area of Kihei and .7 miles to all shops restaurants and the food truck court. Quick and easy to get to the Piilani Hwy to go down to Wailea / Makena or back to Kahului.
timothy o.
March 2024

Good location for touring the island and great view. The unit needs painting, walls are scuffed and beds had sand under the sheets. Overall not bad but really needs a significant refresh.
Trish H.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We enjoyed our stay at Kauhale Makai. Our room was clean and the view was breathtaking. The location is very close to shops, food trucks, beautiful beaches and restaurants. The pool was very relaxing and the nunber of grills was very convenient.
Lena S.
March 2024

We have loved every second staying in this property. Although it is slightly on the older side of things, it has everything you need and the location is absolutely stellar. We were able to open the door in the morning and our toddler could run without us having to worry a second. It is quiet and because we visited in March, we didn't need air condition. We would absolutely visit again, this has been one of the best vacations we had in a long time!
Wibke W.
March 2024

We enjoyed this great property - it was so well equipped and located which made for a perfect place to enjoy the island. The owners were very responsive and had thought of everything. We hope to return in the future.
Michael G.
March 2024

Watching the whale play off shore from our lanai on our first morning while sipping coffee was magical and set the tone for the trip. This condo was clean and updated and was a great spot. We did travel to Lahaina regularly for dinner just because they had better beachfront dining options, but otherwise, we loved this place. Morning walks on the beach. Easy access up and down the west coast. Joe was great to work with and was a great communicator.
Justin C.
March 2024

We loved the view of both the ocean and the pool. The location is great with a car, but not much within walking distance. The beach on the property was nice and quiet, and the sunsets were beautiful!
Reilly F.
March 2024

Great would definitely stay here again
Brian H.
March 2024

All you needed was provided with the exception of some steak knives. Over-all, we were totally satisfied.
Anita F.
March 2024

Our stay in the unit was great, it was clean, well equipped with kitchen items, towels, towels and more towels, bedding, extra pillows, nothing missing at all. This was the best equipped unit we have had in the last 10 visits to Maui. Communication with the owners was easy and they were very responsive. Highly recommend!
Jane O.
March 2024

Great place, awesome location! The description is spot-on with plenty you need to stay in or go out. The grounds and amenities are very nice. Will come to stay again in the future!
March 2024

It was very clean and prepared for me. Communication was quick. They also had nice accessories like beach chairs that included masks and snorkels. I never made it to the pool or hot tub as they close a little early, but that is probably for the best. I mostly appreciated the firm bed. Would stay again.
Critical S.
March 2024

We generally like to cook our own meals rather than eating out. This unit had a full-size refrigerator with freezer, stove, oven, microwave, pots and pans, dishwasher and soaps. Outside the room were propane grills that were cleaned by staff daily, as well as swimming pool and hot tub. We enjoyed our stay.
March 2024

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