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Kauhale Makai (Village by the Sea)

938 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 5 nights in unit 335, and had a view from both bedrooms and a beachfront lanai - it was very relaxing. Loved walking on the beach during sunset and enjoyed the location of this property. This area of Kihei is a little away from the centre but still close enough to the various beaches. The atmosphere was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in unit 512 for 2 weeks. The unit is very dirty and is in need of major cleaning. I brought this to the attention of the management company, along with the fact that the couch is torn in so many places I'm not sure how long it will hold together for. Stay was ok, but could have been... More 

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Nevada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unit 634 has everything you need to enjoy a Maui vacation. Just bring your own cereal. The unit has extra towels and sheets for those who are staying longer than one week and there is a cooler, umbrella, chairs, snorkeling masks, and boogey board for the beach. The view from the balcony is outstanding and the sunset is directly in... More 

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Red Deer AB
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Kauhale Makai is one of the nicest budget properties that I've seen in Kihei and has one of the best ocean views. Each unit is different and I think your experience will depend on who you rent from as some of the units have been upgraded and others have not. The guests are mainly retired couples ( lots of friendly... More 

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Stoney Creek
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This unit was dirty when we arrived, took 2 days to clean the place. The linen on the main bed was ripped and the second set was not much better. The pillows should have been changed as you could smell other peoples sweat. The furniture is very tired and should be replaced as the rattan is very uncomfortable. The second... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed in room #132 - floor level, walk out that was right next to the pool with easy beach access. One master bedroom with huge (maybe california) king bed, on suite bathroom (shower only), a second bedroom had two twin beds with a bathroom in the room - with tub and shower. Overall, location was gret, Kihei is nice... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We felt very much at home with lovely ocean and sunset views. We had good snorkeling and whale watching and later in the week a wonderful luau at the Hyatt. Nice beaches we went to everywhere and lively nightlife in Lahaina. One day as far up as the Lavender fields and one day was a drive on the road to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a wonderful complex of two buildings. It has unobstructed fews of the ocean and is also a short walk over a lawn to get to the ocean. The pool and bbq areas are always well maintained as are all of the grounds. There are handy laundry rooms in the complex as well. If you have not visited Maui... More 

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calgary, ab
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As our first VRBO, the accommodations at this unit have set the standard very high. I am almost hesitant to write such a great review as this place was phenomenal and reasonably priced! When dealing with the owners, I found them to be very courteous, accommodating and have great attention to detail, ensuring that guests feel very welcome to their... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What a wonderful find! I did quite a bit of research to find the perfect place for us to stay while we were in Maui. I was looking for an ocean view at a reasonable price in a nice setting. I was a little hesitant about booking through the owner and not an established company, but what a delightful place!... More 

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