Kihei Bay Surf, Maui

Kihei Bay Surf is a boutique condo resort located in North Kihei, Hawaii, across the street from the Whale Sanctuary, Kalepolepo Beach, and an ancient Hawaiian fishpond. The resort features 118 studio units, each with a fully equipped kitchen and cable TV. Guests can enjoy a range of amenities, including a large pool, hot tub, tennis court, gas grills, and beautiful Hawaiian gardens. The resort is centrally located to shops, restaurants, and just minutes from the championship golf courses of Wailea and Makena.

Please note that although the complex has a laundry facility, it is currently under renovation through January 2024. During this time, travelers will need to use the coin-operated Lipoa Laundry Center, located 1.3 miles away.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 792 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.

The Kihei Bay Surf condo resort on Maui receives generally positive reviews from guests. Many appreciate its convenient location directly across from the beach, making it easy to enjoy the ocean and the turtle sanctuary nearby. Guests find the condos clean, well-equipped, and comfortable, with some highlighting the welcoming touches like a basket of goodies upon arrival. The resort's amenities, such as the pool and hot tub, are appreciated, though some guests note that the hot tub could be warmer and the laundry facilities need repair.

While most reviews are positive, there are a few areas of concern. Some guests mention issues with specific units, such as uncomfortable furniture, outdated decor, and minor maintenance problems like broken beach equipment or issues with air conditioning. A few guests also note that certain condos could benefit from updates or more thorough cleaning in specific areas.

Despite these minor criticisms, the overall sentiment is that Kihei Bay Surf offers a great value, with many guests expressing a desire to return. The resort's location, combined with the amenities and the comfort of the condos, makes it a popular choice for travelers looking for a pleasant and convenient stay on Maui. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 792 guest reviews.

Recent Kihei Bay Surf Reviews


We really enjoyed our stay. Condo is very clean and comfy and very near to turtles resting pond. Kevin is super responsive and kitchen is well stocked. Will definitely book the condo for our next Maui vacation.
DurgaPrasad
April 2024

Loved the place. I wasn’t able to get in touch with the host at all for any questions I had but everything was still great
Savannah
April 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: Destination Maui was great. Very pleasant and very helpful. We had many questions and Cristina took the time to answer all of them and make us feel very welcome on Maui.
John G.
April 2024

100%
Fernando N.
April 2024

Great place and location. It was nice to have all the basic needs there. Thank you for making the transition easy to live there for a week. AC made a pile of noise at night. My husband was a bit frustrated that we had to keep our showers short (it said to turn off the water between shampoo/conditioner). Overall we enjoyed our stay!!
Debbie C.
April 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: Very comfortable and convenient place, the beach’s accessories were a real asset too! Just a little bit noisy on our side as we were facing the street but otherwise it was perfect for us.
Mikael Y.
April 2024

Only steps away from the beach and shops within walking distance
Amelia D.
March 2024

I like clean. This place is clean. Highly recommended.
Donna W.
March 2024

Host was very accommodating, property was excellent! It fit our needs perfectly. Highly recommend staying here.
Dean t.
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: Clean, simple, and well equipped rental unit. Rentals Maui makes the whole renting process seamless and efficient. Have used them multiple times and really enjoy dealing with them. Highly recommend.
A guest from Okotoks, AB
March 2024

Super awesome place to stay very clean comfortable.. turtles every day across the road … loved our stay we will be back for sure 👍👍🌺
Julie
March 2024

Cute condo across the street from an awesome beach (we saw sea turtles right there!). Walkable to the whale museum - highly recommended attending a lecture. Well appointed kitchen, and really appreciated being able to use the beach gear (cooler, beach chairs, etc.). Also, the shower is roomy, and so nice to rinse off in after a day of swimming in the ocean. All in all, this condo had everything we needed and was a perfect base camp for our adventures. Would stay here again for sure.
Trish W.
March 2024

our stay was less than ideal pros: location, parking, pool, hot tub, grills, indoor furniture was comfortable, bed was comfortable, air conditioner did work well, fans were nice. cons: outdoor furniture barely usable, wicker is falling apart needs to be replaced, screen patio door not usable, needs to be replaced, air conditioning put together with duc tape. There were absolute no glasses provided, only small kid's cheap plastic assorted cups, absolutely no bowls, had to eat cereal out of a coffee mug, poor lighting especially for reading or playing a game, on island manager did not get back to use for a full day when we couldn't find the parking sticker (we did find it so it wasn't a problem)
Barbara L.
March 2024

Very lovely place
Kyaralynn T.
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: We have been staying at the Kihea Bay Surf for many years. Each time it’s a different unit. This year our unit was exceptional....newly renovated, VERY clean, comfortable with excellent closet and storage space. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this rental. I also enjoyed how quiet it was, and the pool area was quiet and not crowded.
Joanne K.
March 2024

We were there second time but in another room. Everything was good and our stay was satisfied because of good location and clean. We forgot the bag in thee room and after leavin receiving the message about it. We will give the advice the host to change beach chairs and better if could be dish washing mashine and the place where put the suitcases.
Inese C.
March 2024

Condo and property amenities are excellent. The location on the island is very good. Comfortable bed
Alan R.
March 2024

Fantastic
Lynne M.
March 2024

Perfect place for what we needed
Stacy H.
March 2024

Great location minutes away from restaurants and close to many beaches. Easy parking and great well-stocked apartment with beach equipment. Great communicative host that ensure that our trip was great!
Veronique T.
March 2024

Convenient location and responsive hosts.
polarputters
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: It was wonderful to experiance all that Maui has to offer. My only complaint is the cost has made it so i will not be able to come back.
Frank P.
March 2024

we liked the property. The correct size for us. wished there was a washer/dryer in the unit. Thank you!
Debbie R.
March 2024

This studio condo has all the basics covered well. This visit was the second in this complex: great location, lovely pool and hot-tub, a great lanai for two. We'd certainly do it again!
Dave E.
March 2024

Condo was as described. No issues noted. We enjoyed our stay.
Phil C.
March 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: Very Nice.Here is something I would change,1) Put a screen over the door. The one that was there once upon a time is missing. That way you could leave that window open and enjoy the breeze blow through from the screen over the Air Conditioner. Just a Thought ...
Daniel G.
March 2024

The house is really full of all the stuff it's needed to have a relaxant stay in Maui, even the sea towels that I didn't expect and the masks for snorkeling, seaside umbrella, etc. Communication with the owner was perfect, really fast and useful. Thanks for this marvellous stay.
Daniele A.
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: Awesome unit. We loved the deck, walk in shower, A/C unit, fan, bed was comfy (double bed), layout was great. We loved this unit and we'd stay here again.
Talia V.
March 2024

Well built and maintained condo in a friendly and inviting condo community. Great location and condo had everything we needed. We would definitely stay at Roger and Olive's condo again.
jason k.
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: Loved it!!!
Brad A.
March 2024

Kevin’s condo is in a great location- directly across street from park/beach and Humpback whale conservancy. Well stocked and very comfortable! Highly recommend!
Karen P.
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: The condo was very clean, had a very comfy bed, well stocked kitchen, very nice couch, a large TV, and a lovely shower. The complex is very nice and the people were very friendly. We particularly enjoyed the fantastic pool and hot tub, and the lovely gardens. The beach across the street is a perfect place to start a beach walk and is an excellent spot to watch the sunset. There are many beautiful beaches in Kihei that we thoroughly enjoyed. A few things the owner might consider adding to the unit are: a table and 2 chairs to eat at/ play cards/ do puzzles, BBQ utensils (we BBQ every evening), brighter light bulbs in the bathroom, and plastic plates and bowls and 2 more plastic cups that can be used down at the pool.
Reta M.
March 2024

This apartment was perfect and cute, gave us beach access with a 30 second walk!!!
Todd M.
February 2024

This property was great for just my boyfriend and I. We didn’t need a ton of space between the two of us plus you don’t go to Maui to stay in side so it was perfect for what we needed. We took out the trash every day to avoid pest issues as we saw in previous posts so that seemed to keep them away for us. So many little amenities were included which was a nice little surprise that wasn’t mentioned in the original post. We loved that they had chairs and a cooler for us to use during our stay and we made the most out of using them. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would absolutely stay here again. We loved the calmness of this side of the island and the fact that there was a beach just right across the street was great. It’s also a sea turtle resting spot so you are likely to see a sea turtle depending on when you go.
Jennifer
February 2024

We were in town just one day for business and the accommodations were wonderful! Very clean, great communication and seamless check in/check out. We would stay there again. :)
Shawn A.
February 2024

The host was great and so was the place.
Greg H.
February 2024

This unit was exactly as advertised- nearly perfect! There were starter supplies (soap, towels, tissues, etc.) provided (which was much appreciated), the bed was comfortable, the AC and fans worked great, and the TV was awesome- many channels offered and we could rewind shows! The location is fantastic, across from (2 minute walk to) a beach, from which we watched many beautiful sunsets. The other residents/guests at the condo complex were quiet and we always felt safe. My only complaint would be that we found some of the towels and a pillowcase were stained; at least, we're hoping that it was stained and not dirty from previous guests. But other than that, the place felt and looked very clean and updated! I'd recommend this place to stay at during your visit to Hawaii!
Jordon C.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Good location.fair value for your money. Water heater was set so low that we had to heat water in a pot to get it hot enough to wash dishes.
Gordon M.
February 2024

Great location for beaches, parks and shopping. Grounds are well maintained including great pool and easy parking and laundry. Unit was ultra clean and very well equipped.
carter l.
February 2024

Our stay was absolutely wonderful. The unit itself is dated and could use a “freshen up” but is otherwise clean, spacious and perfect for a couple! The king sized bed is incredibly comfortable and the cross breeze you get in the unit is amazing. We never turned the A/C on. Kitchen is well equipped and the beach chairs and umbrella got a lot of use! Great value here, highly recommend!
Francine B.
February 2024

Great location with turtles to see almosty every day across the street. Lots of little extras to make for a great stay. Was quiet and confortable. Thanks so much
Shauna W.
February 2024

Small and quaint condo, but amazing location especially for the price! Minor maintenance issue when we were there, owner and property manager were great getting everything taken care of. Book this property and enjoy the beach right across the street.
Joe M.
February 2024

Kolepolepo park is right across the street. Complete with turtles warming themselves on rocks and beautiful sunsets in the Pacific. The unit is overlooking the pool, it's well equipped and centrally located. Really nice. Mahalo and Aloha Roger

February 2024

Quiet location in a busy hub.
Ira L.
February 2024

We appreciated being so near to Kihei, but removed enough that we didn't hear the busy streets or restaurant/bar goers. Loved being able to walk across the street to the Humpback Whale Sanctuary to watch the whales and morning kayakers from the front deck with your morning coffee. Also appreciated the well-stocked kitchen and beach chairs and gear provided by the hosts.
Teressa B.
February 2024

We had a very nice stay. It was comfortable and close to beaches and restaurants. Good location for morning walks.
Paul E.
February 2024

Very comfortable and functional location for our short stay in Maui. Great location, not far from any necessary activities / services. We found the place very good for the 2 of us on our trip.
David B.
February 2024

Very nice complex. Clean and close to everything. Owner really went out of her way to help me out when my flight was canceled and I could have been homeless for 2 nights. Would definitely stay here again!
Traci B.
February 2024

I stayed here for 11 days and couldn't have been happier with it. Very clean, very convenient to get to things, and you can even see the stunning sunset over the ocean across the street. Access to the hot tub also was a huge bonus.
Jillian
February 2024

Condo was comfy (good quality bed, towels, etc), clean, and very well stocked with kitchen and beach items. Kevin was responsive and friendly... everything was perfect, we'd love to stay here again!
Andrew R.
February 2024


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