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Menehune Shores
Ranked #21 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
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“Always great place to stay feels like home!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Room #617 very nice condo with all you need for your stay. Room was stocked with basic beach items and kitchen was stocked with all you need. The owners take care of this condo and it feels like home not a rental. I have stayed at Menehune Shore for over 14 years and will continue to return. Great sunsets and quiet mornings watching the outriggers and sealife. Thanks again Janna & Gary we will be back!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a one week stay in unit 609. Awesome! Beautiful view, we'll furnished. Even had beach chairs, beach towels umbrella and boogie boards. Truly had it all, just bring your clothes. Fast wifi too. Great on site service as well. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Vancouver, BC
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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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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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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Upper Brookville, NY
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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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Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

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
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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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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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Property: Menehune Shores
Address: 760 S Kihei Rd, PO Box 1327, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7515
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
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Ranked #21 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Menehune Shores 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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