Kihei Surfside, Maui

The Kihei Surfside Resort is an oceanfront property located in South Kihei, at the entrance of beautiful Wailea. The resort consists of a six-story concrete building with 84 deluxe units, an elevator, and free on-site parking. It underwent an extensive renovation in 2015, which included new windows, doors, and railings for each unit, as well as a complete concrete restoration and paint job for the building. The resort is set back 300 feet from S. Kihei Road, providing a quiet and serene atmosphere.

The resort features a two-acre, immaculately kept oceanfront lawn area with dozens of loungers, a heated swimming pool, and deluxe barbecue facilities. It is located at the north end of Keawakapu Beach, one of Maui's most beautiful and romantic beaches. Guests can enjoy various water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and body surfing. The resort is also a prime location for whale sightings during the season. Nearby amenities include world-class golf courses in Wailea and Makena, fine restaurants, gift shops, and a farmers market in Kihei town. The resort is a 25-minute drive from Kahului Airport, with car rental services available both at the airport and in Kihei town.

Kihei Surfside Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kihei Surfside is $275. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $455. 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.

Kihei Surfside's Best Rentals

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 667 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 Surfside condo resort on Maui receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests. The resort is praised for its amazing setting, comfortable and well-equipped condos, excellent service, and spectacular views. Guests particularly enjoy the proximity to beautiful beaches, the opportunity for snorkeling and seeing marine life, and the stunning sunsets viewed from the property. The resort's grounds, including the pool and large lawn area, are well-maintained and appreciated by visitors. While some guests mention minor issues such as the need for renovations in some units or the absence of air conditioning, these do not significantly detract from the overall positive experience. The resort's location is also highlighted as being close to both Kihei and Wailea, offering easy access to restaurants, shops, and other attractions. Overall, Kihei Surfside is highly recommended by guests for a peaceful and enjoyable stay on Maui. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 667 guest reviews.

Recent Kihei Surfside Reviews


We enjoyed our stay in Maui and the property was amazing! The views were incredible. Watching the whales and sunset were my favorite part about this property. Being able to walk out of the condo and be on the ocean . A different speed of living here and the peace and respect for the land .
Heather O.
February 2024

Have stayed in this building several times. We love the views off of the deck. Sit, sip and watch the whales. There is a huge grass area out front and locals come and set up their chairs for sunset. Birds in the trees next to the building include lovebirds and parrots. This unit is not as well updated as others have been. Would stay again.
Elaine L.
February 2024

Great place for a couple with arguably one of the best ocean (and whale watching in season) views in the Kihei area. Grounds immaculately maintained and unit well equipped with everything you'd need. Minor quibbles: -Desperately needs new pillows for bed -Perhaps more ergonomic balcony chairs for longer viewing sessions -couldn't find kettle
Paul W.
February 2024

We absolute loved this condo and everything the ad said was on spot! The atmosphere at Surfside is very friendly. The location is great! Can't say enough about it.
Jan H.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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 stayed in unit 106 of the Kihei Surfside. It was comfortable and had everything we needed. The location is outstanding. This unit isn’t newly upgraded but is a good value and we loved it. One minor item is that the toaster needs replacing- only toasts one side of the bread and one of the burners on the stove didn’t work. Wailea Vacation Rental staff were very helpful!
Tracey D.
February 2024

We have stayed at Kihei Surfside many times and it is always very enjoyable. This condo is on the 6th floor, with a sweeping view, quiet (except for the sea), perfect comfort, clean and well equipped. People we've met were always friendly and helpful. There is a community spirit here which is lacking at typical resorts.
Caroline M.
January 2024

Everything you could ask for in a perfect vacation spot!
Jennifer C.
January 2024

Your place was wonderful. The location was great and allowed for perfect sunset views. Walking distance to the Kihei boat launch for tours and access to the walking trail along the coast down to the park. Many mornings were spent just watching the whales from the balcony. We greatly enjoyed how well stocked the unit was and being able to use the building laundry. Thank you for the welcome bag; it added a special touch. It was a wonderful 1st trip to Maui and we hope to return again. Mahalo.
Jamie M.
January 2024

Under 30 min from airport. Very, very clean! Ample beautiful dishes, cups, mugs, pans, pots etc. ( loved the glass smoothie cups with glass staws) Glass containers for leftovers. Casserole dishes (vintage-loved!), large bowls for mixing or popcorn. Vitamix Coffee filters Pull out hide a bed was comfy. Tons of extra pillows, linens/blankets. Closer to the beach side of the condo and ten steps from pool -perfect. To the right is a trail along the ocean that takes you through the sea bird nesting grounds, straight to the public beach/tourist area ( 15 min walk) We loved exploring on the lava rocks and tide pools right in front. I would consider this place as "on the beach" Bathroom shower- amazing. Laundry room near No parking issues Note pads, games, guest book with tips. Little convenience store in the Mana Kai hotel next door ( 1 min walk) for snacks, sun lotion, food esentials etc. They carry 808 deli sandwiches. Foodland is about a 5 min drive Checkout requires you run the dishwasher, put all bedding on bed and toss towels in shower. Elizabeth obviously has outstanding style. High quality everything. This was perfect for our family ( kids 9 and 5)I researched for weeks before booking. The pictures on vrbo do not do it justice. Our 9 year old has social anxiety and ADHD, our 5yr old has sensory issues. We appreciated being able to scoot back from the beach to the condo quickly if the need be. You can be as social or non social on the lawn as you want.
Eleet F.
January 2024

Had a great vacation and this spot was central to everything I was looking for! The pool was always clean, lawn area looked after, room was well maintained, and hosts were on top of their communication.
Evan S.
January 2024

The Condo building is on the best stretch of coast in Maui. The units all face the water and an expansive lawn. A very nice beach, Keawakapu, is just steps away. We've stayed at this condo building 3x over 30 years. Never disappointed.
Alexander L.
January 2024

Parking was an issue. Business office was mininimal. Furniture was very uncomfortable. Great view
James h.
January 2024

The view was amazing. The condo was clean and provided filtered water. We didnt use the pool or bbq, but loved walking on the path and saw huge turtles. Also saw whales. It was a wonderful stay.
Sharon H.
January 2024

We loved the location and property manager most helpful. Building undergoing Reno but quiet for us in day. The view from balcony is fantastic. The unit well equipped small kitchen.
Anne P.
January 2024

Just perfect for small familly
Pete E.
January 2024

Beautiful location. Updated suite. Clean and very comfortable. Fantastic stay. Wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back. Property Manager and support team were also the best ever. Very much appreciated and enjoyed our visit.
Brad C.
January 2024

A great vacation (escaping -45 in Alberta). Perfect location, right one of the best beaches in Maui. Ocean facing. Friendly folks at the BBQ for sunsets. Our unit was spotlessly clean, the kitchen was very well equipped. The host was outstanding in his communication with us before, during and after the stay. I would definitely book the Surfside, and in particular with Bob, again.
Steve C.
January 2024

Winder property. Loved access to garden, bbq, beach and pool. Beautiful inside.
Kristi M.
January 2024

Communication was perfect from the beginning. Host made sure we got in quickly and easily. Surfside is a great location and we were impressed with the accommodations.
Neil M.
January 2024

We loved the views of the ocean and Haleakala. The unit is on the corner so you get a 270 degree view! The management team was quick to respond and made sure we were taken care of. The location was just outside Kihei town so the traffic was easy to maneuver. We walked to the Kihei boat ramp to go whale watching. Great stay!
Cheri M.
January 2024

5 stars, would recommend! View is amazing!!
Andy F.
January 2024

Great property and great location to enjoy everything Maui has to offer. We had a great trip and hope to be back soon! Thanks.
David B.
January 2024

Beautiful condo with views for days! A little smaller than expected due to mirrors on a wall, but beautifully done and prime location for beach walks and Kihei dining. AC in bedroom is a bit noisy with the whirring sound, lights are a bit bright in the bedroom, but nice all around. Will def be back again soon!
Ari H.
January 2024

This was our second stay at this rental and it was as amazing as last time!
Emil M.
January 2024

This location was great - not too far to all the things we wanted to do. We also enjoyed the sunset every night and whale watching (it was December!) from the lawn. The snorkeling right off the beach was awesome- even saw some turtles. Thank you!
Sarah D.
December 2023

Great stay, close to amazing beach.
Emily H.
December 2023

I almost dont want to leave this review, because i want this spot to be available whenever I come back! Absolutely beautiful.
Ellen S.
December 2023

The views were beautiful. The property was well maintained and minutes from restaurants and beaches
Mikhail S.
December 2023

The condo was nice, well farnished and the people that rented to me are fantastic, I recommend them highly
Rich C.
December 2023

Great location
Derek B.
December 2023

The view from this property is priceless! We really enjoyed our stay. All the other guests were very nice and friendly. Great location as it's close to Kihei and Wailea. Easy walk to many places to eat and shop. Highly recommend.
Jackie W.
December 2023

Loved Kihei Surfside. Our unit and the property in general were great. The location can't be beat if you like being in the ocean. Unit had a comfortable bed, a nice living and dining area, and a well stocked kitchen. The outdoor patio was where we spent most of our time in the unit. Great ocean view and big enough to use for dining. The unit had some games and equipment and the property managers also supplied beach chairs. Employees were all nice and friendly. This unit was right by the elevator which made it great for bringing stuff up and down. I didn't notice extra noise because of this location. From the property, you can walk south to a beach that is over a mile long. Just to the north is the boat ramp that many companies use for trips or on the water. You do need to drive to most restaurants. Great vacation stay. Can't think of any negatives and would stay again.
Cheryl G.
December 2023

I stayed there the 1st time in 1977. Property has improved a lot since then. The grass in now like a golf course. Units are updated, and just to the south, the beach we walked for 2-1/2 miles down to the 4 Seasons for lunch a couple times. The best spot in Maui in my opinion.

December 2023

We planned a last minute trip to Maui and searched the website until we found this unit which appears to put a ✔️next to all our items on our wish list. Every time I reached out to the property manager Larry, he was very prompt in getting back with me. The check in and check out directions were explained perfectly! Would definitely stay again. Thanks for a very enjoyable experience 🤩
JoAnne W.
December 2023

This was the perfect place to stay. Clean unit and beautiful outdoor space with direct access to the beach.
Tyler D.
December 2023

This property was incredible. The view is unmatched. We especially loved that the bedroom had a view as well and that we could hear the sound of the waves going to bed every night. The kitchen was stocked like a full time kitchen too! The property management were extremely helpful and available. We highly recommend this property as it exceeded our expectations and we had zero issues.
Vanessa A.
December 2023

Property was fantastic, sunsets were incredible. Close to everything. Looking to book this one again!
Jack F.
December 2023

Very nice condo. No a/c which is not a problem, but if you keep bedroom window open, you will hear people outside.
Eddie L.
December 2023

We have been coming to Kihei Surfside for many years and unfortunately our go to was booked. But Larry's apartment was the perfect substitution for our regular accomodations. The kitchen was fully stocked with gear to make family dinners, comfy beds, and even in suite laundry. The communication was fast and reliable. We must say, the morning birds were loud and the occasional Axis deer calls were funny, but we would definitely stay there again.
Kristin W.
December 2023

This is a wonderful unit in a small complex. The unit was small, as advertised - but was well stocked and very clean. The property was maintained very well. This unit was so close to one of the best beaches in Maui. We hope to stay again!
Katrina A.
December 2023

My husband son and daughter -in -law so enjoyed our stay!! Thank you!!
Jackie B.
December 2023

We stayed at this property previously and really like its location, being right on the ocean and just a short walk to Keawakapu beach, one of our favorite beaches on Maui. We loved the large windows on this end unit with both a great ocean view and also one of Mt Haleakala. The unit was clean and comfortable and we enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to reserve it again.
Michael H.
December 2023

Wonderful location, walking distance to pristine beaches. Unit itself could stand some updating and glass cleaning on the lanai but overall would stay again for the location.
Ali & Dan M.
December 2023

The place was great and the view was amazing. The only complaint is the pillows which were horrible.
Brendan
December 2023

Beautiful condo with spectacular views of the ocean. Loved being steps from the beautiful beach and walking distance to downtown. We hope to come back soon!!
Susan B.
November 2023

Everything is here! snorkeling, the pool, nearby hiking and yoga…so wonderful!
Mike B.
November 2023

Very well stocked & clean
Carol L.
November 2023

Great time and awesome view! Wonderful stay at the surfside Kihei and was super easy to check in and out
Alex M.
November 2023

This is my second time staying at Surfside, and I just can't imagine why I'd stay anywhere else. The location is perfect: quick drive to Wailea and Kihei, beach access, great snorkeling, lovely pool, I could go on... The condo was perfect for two of us and has a beautiful view. Lukas was wonderfully communicative and attentive. My only complaint is that we didn't stay longer! We'll definitely be back.
Margaret T.
November 2023

Amazing unit and location
John R.
November 2023


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