Guest Reviews


Great place and great location

We had a wonderful trip to Maui in large part thanks to this great condo. Highlights- responsive owners, clean, soft sheets, lots of beach gear, well stocked kitchen (even spices, Tupperware and coolers), awesome pool and jacuzzi nearby, outdoor grill at pool area, etc.

We only walked to beach once but it was an easy walk and beautiful area.

Bring in Kihei was ideal since it was close to Wailea area and not too far to Kaanapali (45 mins). Also lots of great restaurants and grocery stores nearby (can walk to Times Market!). We'd stay here again.

Just an FYI there is air conditioning but only one unit in livingroom. Didn't get too hot while we were there in April so it was fine.

by Sacha M. from Oakland CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Very nice place. Great location, has everything you could ever need!

Really enjoyed the stay. Would stay there again!

by allenm66 from Calgary, Canada. Submitted Date of Stay:

Cozy, comfortable, well-maintained, and organized condo, in convenient location.

Very nice condo, with like-new feel, bath and hand towels sufficient, and a few little extras like soaps and shampoos provided, which was appreciated. Beds were comfortable. Entry to master ensuite bathroom was cramped but once inside, spacious and modern shower. A/C was good for kitchen and living room but not sufficient to reach bedrooms, which we knew from previous reviews. Ceiling and floor fans were in both bedrooms, and served our needs as it was very hot without them. Organized kitchen with labels on spices and dish areas, etc. was useful. The owners suggest in writing that you will be responsible for cleaning the couch and linens of any excessive suntan lotion, etc., seemed a little overbearing, but probably necessary to keep the place clean enough for the next vacationer. Pool was clean and enjoyable, disappointed that jacuzzi was closed for maintenance during most of our stay. Enough boogie boards and beach equipment including towels for 4. Close to nice shopping including the next-door supermarket (Times) which had some interesting finds. Some noise from Supermarket loading area as well as condo parking lot just below the condo, so windows were kept closed at night. Beach was very close, a few minutes walk, and we enjoyed the water and sunsets there. We can confirm other reviews in that there were homeless people at the nearby Supermarket and along the closest beach but we were never approached or bothered by them. The condo is in a good location to explore a variety of beaches and sights. Our favourite beach for white sand, sun and a bit of wave action was Polo Beach in Wailea. We mainly cooked our own food in the condo, but liked the nearby Panda Express restaurant for some quick and tasty Chinese food, and also really enjoyed the vegetarian buffets at Down To Earth in Kahului and at Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods in Kihei. The owners of the condo were welcoming and communicative. They provided a local contact for any emergency/housekeeping needs, etc. If you like being close to shopping and attractions then this is a fine choice.

by Caroline and Paul P. from Ottawa, Canada. Submitted Date of Stay:

Had exactly what our family needed

We had the pleasure of staying at Kathie & Manfred's Hidden Paradise from Aug 6 - 11, and after travelling to a couple of islands and staying in hotels for the week and half leading up to our arrival, we were all ready for the comforts of their condo! Our daughters (10 and 14) appreciated having their own beds and they really enjoyed the short walk to the pool and the beach. My husband and I appreciated having the King size bed, our own bathroom and the close proximity to groceries, restaurants, coffee shop and of course the pool and beach. With the detailed information Kathie & Manfred provided we were able to easily find the Kihei Garden Estates. The condo is very organized and well laid out. The drawers and cupboards had everything we needed during our stay. There is even a cooler (and ice pack in the freezer) which we packed up with lunch and snacks for our drive to Hana. The location is great for getting to a number of attractions and restaurants. Kathie & Manfred also have a binder full of good information including restaurant and local shopping recommendations which we tried out and enjoyed. We would stay here again and we would recommend this condo to our friends and family. Thank you for sharing your Hidden Paradise with us.

by MaryKay from Toronto. Submitted Date of Stay:

Great Location!

We are a family of five and the unit was very comfortable and homey even with three teenage boys. Our kids used the pool every night. The condo was close to the beach and very centralized to all of our activities. We should have stayed here longer, but we will definitely stay here again.

by RONNIE C. Submitted Date of Stay:

Location,location,location !

The property's location to the beach, shopping and it's quite surrounding plus the swimming pool was like a 5 star hotel. We can tell that the owners of the property ( our condo ) were very caring about the environment and the health of the island of Maui and we respected that.

by george o. Submitted Date of Stay:

Great location, beautiful space, steps to beach!

Great hosts! Communicated well and even had an on site contact for emergencies. The condo was clean and spacious with a fully stocked kitchen, beach gear, and a beautiful lanai.
We were within walking distance to the beach and local restaurants. I would stay here again!

by Norma B Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect Getaway

We loved staying at their beautiful, clean home in Maui. They had everything we needed for a trip to the beach or to cook a meal at home. I highly recommend staying here. The location is ideal. Just a little walk from the beach or a short drive to where you want to go. There are also some great restaurants within walking distance.

by Suki R Submitted Date of Stay:

Exceeded all Expectations!!!

We hadn't used this site before, so we were a bit worried what might come from it. But this condo was perfect and even better then described! Absolutely beautiful inside and we all felt very safe there with the personalized lock pads, and keys! There was MORE than enough things stocked in the house to take care of us! Toys for the beach, towels, beach towels, snorkels, shampoo, dishware, soap, books and guides for suggested activities, the WORKS!!!

We did the Molokini tour (completely worth it) and quite close! This was our favorite! We went to random places for dinners and lunches and didn't have a problem with any of the ones near by, which is hard to find when traveling. There were so many shops so close to the condo that it was more than convenient!

The house was clean, very close to the beach and had AC which was super nice! We would absolutely stay here again and come to this site again!! This will be our go to site from now on, and will be mentioned to all my traveling buddies!
Thank you thank you thank you!!!

by Alex T Submitted Date of Stay:

Well equipped, perfectly located, quiet and comfortable

Kathie and Manfred were the perfect hosts during our time on Maui! They were able to help us get situated after we booked last minute when our other travel plans fell through. The condo was immaculate with everything you need to feel at home, the pool at the complex is clean and quiet, the beach is steps away and there's a grocery store around the corner -- everything you could want for a vacation in paradise. We'll be returning soon!

by Emily W Submitted Date of Stay:

April '16 in Maui

We had a wonderful time. If i had to recommend one thing a person must do is to go to the Kapalua Bay Beach. You can walk into the water knee deep and have the most amazing fish swim around your ankles! A person must go snorkeling here - absolutely the best place. Coral was healthy and the fish plentiful. Staying in Kihei made traveling so much easier and quicker. A very central location to spend our 10 days of traveling.
thank you for sharing your place with us.
Christina, Ramon & Aidan

by Christina C Submitted Date of Stay:

Impressive

The condo met all my expectations , was well appointed and close to the beach and shopping. Easy to travel to different parts of the Island from there. The little extras (activity equipment/picnic cooler/sewing/first aid kits, etc, all well thought out and necessary. The management/maintenance people do an awesome job and all the residents/guests were most friendly.
I would highly recommend these facilities and look forward myself to returning.

by Colleen K Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful Condo in great location!

This condo was perfect! Great comfy beds/linens, kitchen fully stocked for cooking, beautiful pool and great balcony patio. Close to the beach and shopping, couldn't ask for more. Thanks!

by Alexandra G Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful Condo in a great location!!

We were very happy with the condo, it was clean and comfortable. The location was great, just minutes from the beach and grocery store. The pool area was excellent and the people were very friendly and courteous. We will definitely be back!!

by Michelle T Submitted Date of Stay:

Awesome property

The condo was very clean and kitchen was well stocked. There is a great welcome book in the unit that explains everything you need to know about the unit and the area. There are some great recommendations flagged in the welcome book for restaurants and sightseeing. We were a family of four, with two teenage kids so the single beds in the second bedroom worked out perfect for us. The grocery store is very close and with the well stocked kitchen, we ate in quite a bit. The BBQ area was very clean and well maintained. It was a good place to meet some of the neighbors. The beach was a short walk away and it was very nice for a morning walk, watching the sunset and there is a nice shady tree to the south on the beach if you have folks that can't take too much sunshine. We watched turtles and whales right from here. I'd definitely recommend staying here and hopefully we will be back soon.

by Shelley H Submitted Date of Stay:

Great condo

Hi Kathy and Manfred,
Thank you for having such a nice place on Maui. It was a real pleasure staying in your condo. It was so thoughtfully stocked with all the pleasures of home, especially the kitchen. The pool and bbq area was pleasantly well kept.
We are already making plans to go back to Maui and hoping to stay again in your condo.
The condo is an easy walk to the beach, supermarket and restaurants.

by John O Submitted Date of Stay:

LOVE!

The condo was amazing. Fully furnished in a quiet and very well maintained area. The bedrooms were large and comfortable, the kitchen was well organized, the dining area and living room were great for late night gatherings and the porch ( I can't remember the Hawaiian term for it) was an amazing place to relax and have a drink or two. The pool and spa area were another incredible feature that we spent many hours enjoying. We walked to the beach several times a day, morning, noon and night. There is a grocery store a block away as well as a variety of little shops and farmers markets, really everything you need, want or desire is right there.
I spent a very long time scouring (and stressing over) the vrbo website for an ideal vacation condo and I honestly believe that I found the best vacation rental in Maui. Every effort has been made by the owners to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. Kudos!
FYI: Maui may be one of the cleanest places I have ever been. Recycling bins are everywhere, plastic grocery bags have been banned and it seems like everyone is very environmentally friendly.
While in Maui I would suggest driving the Hana Hawaii, zip lining at Maui Zip Lining Company, trying out the Tiki Lounge bar (amazing live music and great sliders), the sugar plantation, Maui Aquatic Center, attending a lieu and of course get in all the beach time you can!
Also on the last Friday of every month they have a little fair right outside of the shops that are within walking distance from the condo. It is very family friendly and you can pick up some great souvenirs.

by Esprit W Submitted Date of Stay:

Wonderful Condo and Location

Exactly as advertised. Manfred and Kathy have done a wonderful job making this condo extremely clean, comfortable and stocked with everything you could think of for a home away from home. The location could not be better and how close it was to a wonderful beach and amenities blew us away! Definitely recommend this unit highly for families with small kids! We loved it. Very clean! Awesome!

by Colin R Submitted Date of Stay:

First visit to Maui, what a wonderful experience!

This property is ideally located, easy beach access and close to a grocery store and several fun restaurants. The pool and BBQ area as well as the grounds are very well maintained. This two bedroom two bath unit has been recently renovated with a well equipped and modern kitchen plan. The living area and bedrooms are well appointed and very comfortable. The unit is immaculately clean. The owners are personable and professional and easy to deal with.
I give this vacation rental my full endorsement and hope to return many times.

by Hugh G from BC, Canada. Submitted Date of Stay:

The property was great and so close to the beach!!

We really enjoyed our stay at the condo. It had pretty much everything you needed. And if you did need something it would be available to you soon. The condo was cool with the windows open-we didn't have to use the air conditioning because the breezes were fabulous. It was clean and tidy when we arrived. Manfred and Kathie take care of their home. I loved not only having the beach so close by and it's a nice beach too-was being able to go swimming in the pool. We could BBQ by the pool and bring our food up to the condo for a super wonderful BBQ meal. I also like the fact that we were so close to grocery stores and markets(walking distance).
We went on a helicopter tour with Air Maui-highly recommended. Also if you are into a snorkeling tour-Quick Silver Charters was a lot of fun. We did the full circle route to Hana. Amazing scenery. If you plan to take the back route from Hana-check road conditions first. If it's been raining lots stick to the route the same way you came to Hana. The Old Hawaiian Luau is spectacular.
I highly recommend this condo-I will be back :) Mahalo Manfred and Kathie!

by Cheryl C Submitted Date of Stay:

Wonderful condo close to the beach

My family and I had a wonderful stay. Everything in this condo is perfect. Very clean with everything from dishes to beach toys for my 15 month old. The beach is a 3 minute walk away and there is a grocery store a 3 minute walk the other direction. We cooked most of our own meals in the very well stocked kitchen and at the pool/bbq area. Having a dishwasher made cleanup easy. Owners were easy to communicate with and made booking simple. We will definitely be back. Thanks.

by Robin L Submitted Date of Stay:

Maui Magic

We would highly recommend HiddenMauiParadise for anyone looking for a good place to stay while exploring the delights of Maui. The condo is situated in a quieter part of Kihei but close in proximity to shopping, groceries, cafes, restaurants, everything you could need. The beach is across the street, and is quiet. The waters are shallow and calm so it is perfect for that early morning workout swim or a moonlight one. The condo itself is very clean, the amenities are modern, high end, and you'll want for nothing. It is air conditioned if you need it but we found keeping the windows open to allow the trade winds through was more to our preference. The balcony is surrounded by greenery on one side and overlooks a garden courtyard. We enjoyed daily breakfasts out there listening to the sound of tropical birds in the sunshine. There are beach chairs, coolers, beach towels, and a boogey board on hand to take to any one of the excellent beaches on Maui that are quickly accessible from this condo. The condo complex itself is quiet - at no point did we hear any loud music, parties, or inconsiderate neighbors. It was perfect. We also made good use of the BBQ and the pool on the premises. I have stayed in several condos on Maui in the past and this is by far the best. Would highly recommend it to anyone. Mahalo Kathie and Manfred!

by Angela J Submitted Date of Stay: