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“#617 - Excellent Condo - Great Location”
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Menehune Shores
Ranked #18 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Location, Location, Location...

This unit is on the top floor and is oceanfront, with the surf being less than 100 feet away from your lanai / balcony. Unit 617 is very well appointed with new tile, furniture and bathroom. The unit is completely stocked with everything that you could ever need. The Owners take great care to ensure quality, and to keep their guests happy. Unit has LCD TV, WiFi Internet, DVD player etc; all the comforts of home, with the added pleasure of having the ocean at your doorstep, literally.

This unit is 1-bedroom and 1-bath, with a Murphy bed in the front roof, so you can listen to the surf and have it lull you to sleep.

The complex has a nice pool with BBQs at the Pool level, as well as on the roof of the complex. Roof has excellent tanning areas with comfortable adjustable chaise-lounges.

Most properties in the area that are along the beach are either set-back 500 yards, or are across South Kihei Rd from the beach. This complex is right on the beach, with hundreds of yards of basically private beach area, as well as a protected lagoon for warm ocean swimming.

Some units are in a rental pool at www.menehunereservations.com.
This unit is available at www.vrbo.com (Vacation Rental by Owner) at Property number 358742.

Janna and Gary are great to deal with and they really care about their unit.

You cannot go wrong with this unit.
Free parking on-site.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Dave P
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Rented Bill & Gayle's condo #612 for a week. Beautiful, true ocean-front condo! Recently updated with nice furnishings, floorings, cabinets, and granite countertops in the kitchen and bath. Ceiling fans in all rooms, including the bathroom and kitchen. Comfy bed too! The owners thoughtfully supply beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, boogie boards-everything you need for fun at the beach! We enjoyed mornings and evenings on the lanai. No AC in this complex but we were comfortable with the windows/doors open and the ceiling fans. Safeway about 2 miles away. We had a great time and highly recommend this unit.

Room Tip: Stay in unit 612! Direct ocean-front unit.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank NurseNancy12
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed here for 10 nights at the end of March. The price was affordable and we were comfortable in the 2 bed/ 2 bath with 4 adults and 2 kids (ages 6 & 8) The condo was clean, had lots of towels,dishes, beach toys, boogie boards, etc. Other than tile floors, there are no real upgrades, but everything was in good working order and well kept. It wasn't luxury, but a nice, affordable middle of the road condo. We had a a good ocean view, but it was not a direct view. You mostly overlook the shuffleboard courts and park next door, but can see the ocean from the railing. The pool was nice and the kids used it quite a few times. The ocean was good, but a little rocky in places. The location was very convenient for short drives to snorkeling trips, the Road to Hana and other attractions. It didn't feel as touristy as Kanapali and prices in general seemed more affordable as a result. Overall, we had a very nice stay at Menehune Shores and would stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Our desire was to have an oceanfront property so the kids could easily access the beach without loading up the car with beach gear. Eg chairs, towels. However, we read in Maui Revealed that the ocean in this area was not really suitable for swimming because the water is "nasty" as it drains from a discharge ditch. They also mention the presence of seaweed which we found not to be the case. However, walking along the shoreline we noticed that the water was brown in certain spots so we elected to not swim in this section in spite of the fact owners of condos in this area claim it is fine.

However, the view is lovely and our condo was renovated and well equipped with beach chairs, towels, and kitchen utensils. The elevators are very slow and to access the stairwell you needed a key so that was very inconvenient. We did not use the pool area because it was small and not too inviting for teenagers.

As for the location, next time I would have preferred to be more south by Wailea or Kamaole Beach where there was more action and shops for the kids.

In summary I would not return to the Menehune Shores. The building is "tired", the location is not ideal and the beach is not swimable.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
10  Thank raincoastgirl
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Just returned from a week at this complex. The 2 bdrm/2 bath unit we stayed in was on the fourth floor and was excellent. Had everything we could need for a comfortable stay. The only downside was that it is next to the busy S. Kihei Rd so there was a fair amount of traffic noise all night with windows open. This was our first trip to Maui and we would book at this complex again. Central to all the beaches around. Had a good view of the ocean from the balcony. You can barbeque on the roof where there are picnic tables, or on the water side of the property. Everyone was friendly that we met. One note: You are only allowed to park one vehicle per unit in the parking lot. If you have 2 cars, as we did, one has to be parked a block away on a side street. We found that out after arrival, tho we asked before we booked. A lot of people were doing just that so not too bad.
All in all, a great experience here.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank bmtravel
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

This unit is fully equipt with every thing you need. We were Grandpa and grandma, mom and dad, and teennage grandchildren. All of us had a good time. We, the grandpa and grandma have been to Maui several times and this is the best equipt unit we have had yet. We can make it back to 126 again next year.JNJIowa

Room Tip: This year we stayed in unit 126. Last year we stayed in 114. This unit was a 3 Bedroom unit and the...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Steve and I have stayed at Menehune Shores on three occasions and will continue to return. Gale's condo (416) is beautifully appointed, very clean and the most spectacular view. We love the full width mirror on one end of the lanai - you can see the panoramic view no matter where you sit and it's a great place to do my hair etc. so you do not miss a minute of this amazing view. Gayle has contacted us after our visits to ensure all went well and ask for input on anything that needs attending to. This is excellent property management and several notches above other places we have stayed. Our Nov. meeting was at the Grand Wailea and as beautiful as it was, we were most anxious to go back to our paradise home-away-from-home and enjoy another week at Gayle's. The condo has a well stocked kitchen, great cds and also has boogie boards. There is excellent snorkeling (at and near the property) and shopping close by. We're looking forward to staying at some of her other properties on the islands in the future.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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5  Thank kodaT
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Additional Information about Menehune Shores

Address: 760 S Kihei Rd, PO Box 1327, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7515
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Price Range: $264 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Menehune Shores 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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