This is our second visit to unit 214 at the Surfside and fourth time to the complex. We love this unit for many reasons, it's updated and spacious design, and comfortable furnishings. It's location at the quiet end of the building still provides an excellent view of the ocean and the mountains of west maui,while giving you morning sun on the deck and lots of privacy. The second floor makes it a short trip down to the ground floor. The unit is very comfortably appointed with a great kitchen and lots of privacy for everyone in our 3 generation group. We love the Surfside for it's location (the massive oceanfront exposure and huge manicured lawn can't be beat) as well as it's sense of community and great staff, free movie rentals, book library and use of bocce, croquet and shuffleboard. We will definitely be back.
Relaxing, open property with everything you want close by
Stayed in aug, temps in mid 80s. Loved location by beautiful, non-crowded beach. Huge grassy lawn adjacent to bldg. is unobstructed view, 9 hole putting green and lots of open space for activities. Bocce Ball and Shuffleboard checked out from office. Every day folks were outside incl. early morning yoga, etc. Bldg adjacent to great restaurant (5 Palms), mini-market (Zacks) and Beach Rentals (Surf Sports). We got a pkg rate at a discount for 9 days of snorkel gear and boogie boards, and then daily check out of sup (Stand up Paddle boards). Example: snorkel gear $15 for 7+ days. Unit is on far end of bldg away from ocean but still has great views. I would have preferred other end of bldg., but 2 bedroom units are limited and only on either end of the bldg. Ceiling fans in all rooms so comfortable, except back bedroom required a floor fan also since no air flow, and alii Resorts provided one after we called. Alii very responsive to all requests. Unit is nice, clean w/large balcony (Only "end units" have large balcony which was nice for outdoor dining). Kitchen well appointed but Limited storage for food items so counter space gets cluttered. Unit sits above a f/t resident who I believe helps manage the property and has a dog that you occasionally hear barking. Also, this end of bldg. is next to parking and trash bins, which wasn't a noise or smell problem, but does take away from the view. However, no neighbors to your right and never heard any other noises in bldg. Family room has couch and chair but would have loved a bit more seating option but area is a bit small.
Walking trail all the way to S. Wailea is great and you pass other high end resorts with folks "staking out" their beach chairs by 9am. Loved "Not" having to do this at Kihei Surfside!!! Don't miss the crowds at beach or pool! Other guests were friendly and active-oriented. Enjoyed all we met while out using BBQ, etc. Loved it for our family (kids 18, 21) and would stay at property again.
Enjoyed our June 2013 stay
The room was clean, well equipped and just plain enjoyable. One of the hinges of the toilet seat cover in the master bedroom was broken, but no big deal. This was our 4th stay at Surfside, and the four members of our family all agree that it was the best, partly because of the room (214), and also the improvements on the property grounds. Ali'i Resorts are the best, great service and attention to our comfort.
I was a little concerned at first about the unit's view relative to the oceanfront but our golf-course-like view from 214 was wonderful!! So peaceful and relaxing--the grass is so perfect it looks like carpeting! Great for quiet strolls, using the putting green or just enjoying life while you laze on your lanai'i with a coffee in the morning or mai tai in the evening.
This very spacious unit was loaded to the teeth with absolutely everything you need, in addition to comfy beach chairs and a small cooler for the beach. (no boogie boards or equipment for liability reasons) Beach behind the unit was amazing and has very easy access from the Surfside.
Beds were very comfortable, appliances all top-of-the-line and overall felt like home the entire time we stayed. Our only struggle was making sure we got to bed at a decent time at night because if you're not an early riser, a friendly rooster and the chirping birds will make you one! We're not morning people at all but were very thankful these creatures woke us to each day because who wants to sleep in in paradise!? Look at all the beautiful mornings you'd be missing!! Never once did we feel "disturbed" by them and enjoyed getting up and sitting with fresh coffee on the lanai'i watching people go for a walk or run along the oceanside path.
Ali'i Resorts was a breeze to deal with. Very helpful and friendly. Even had a rep stop by to visit to say hello and make sure all was okay.
Parking lot located to the right of the unit is not a problem at all & the work crew that come to cut the lawn start at a very reasonable hour. (and remember we're not morning people so that says a lot) Pool is great and oceanside grilling a 10!
Pictures don't do this unit justice...so much nicer in person. Would definitely stay here again!! Owners have obviously taken great pride in this unit so remember all visitors to do the same. We always do our best to leave a place better than when we found it.
Two thumbs up all around for 214!
This was our first visit kihei.We abso. loved it!!! The condo was great! The amenties were wonderful and the staff more thn helpful. Whatever we needed they were right there for us. thank you again!!!
The Donachy Family
This is a fantastic rental that gives you immediate access to th
Ali'i Resorts are a top flight rental management company. They go the extra mile for you which is why we have used them for the last several years for trips to Maui. They go out of their way to show the aloha spirit. They are not only at the unit to greet you, but are available from early morning to late evening to respond to any questions you may have.
Kihei Surfside #214 is a fantastic unit. It is a modern, up-to-date condo that has everything you need for a great Maui vacation. It easily accommodates two couples, and would be fine for a small family (it only sleeps four). The second bedroom consists of two twin beds, so be sure to tell ali'i if it will be occupied by a couple so they can convert it to a king before you arrive. The unit does not have a/C but that's not a problem, the tradewinds keep things more than comfortable. The unit has beach chairs and even a cooler for your use. The in-unit washer and dryer means that you don't have to pack as much, or at least you don't have to worry about finding a laundromat.
Kihei Surfside is right next to Keawakapu Beach, about a two minute walk outside your front door. It is one of our favorite beaches in all of Maui. It is so expansive you never feel cramped.
The biggest downside of the Kihei Surfside is that the only nearby restaurant (Five Palms) is an expensive one with very spotty service. But, as the condo has all the kitchen equipment you need, you can make most meals right in the unit and save a lot of money from not eating out. The unit doesn't have its own BBQ, but the Surfside has a couple of first-come, first-serve Bbq's next to the pool.
The broad expanse of grass on the north side of the Surfside gives plenty of room for kids to run, soak up the sun, or play bocce. They even have a putting green.
We have stayed four times at the Kihei Surfside and #214 is definitely our favorite.
Kihei Surfside is the choice, look no further. 30 seconds to Keawakapu, awesome beach. Store across the parking lot for snacks and sunscreen. Bocce, shuffleboard, and loungers for the beautiful lawn area. Easy walk to Kamaole beaches. Unit #214 itself is exactly as the pictures show. Has washer and dryer in unit which was very convenient. Kitchen was very nice, furniture in living room was adequate, master king bed could use a mattress replacement- not unbearable though. Overall, a great place to relax with beautiful views of the water and north Maui. Our family of 5 had a great time coming and going with keyless entry. Excellent stay!
Beautiful condo; great location; noise may be an issue for some
The remodeled inside of the 2- bedroom condo is lovely, spotless and comfortable. We appreciated the corner location with its wall of windows and large lanai. The condo was well equipped and we appreciated the in-room washer/dryer. The Surfside's location on a large grassy lawn with views of the ocean was beyond excellent. We made use of the lawn for sunning and watching the sunset. Access to one of the best beaches in the Islands is directly adjacent to the lawn, and one can walk all the way to the Wailea resorts if desired. Some of our party snorkled right in front of the property and enjoyed viewing sea turtles. We did see whales several times from the lawn, at a distance so we were glad we remembered our binoculars. Despite the busy week before the Christmas holidays, Ali'i Resort staff members were attentive and professional.
Some folks considering this location may want to know the potential downside of the lovely lawn. Apparently there is public access and many folks tend to enter from the parking lot next to this unit, some with dogs (many unleashed). Because there is a dog living directly below 214, barking occurs when other dogs come by and the resident dog is in the small 'yard' that has been added to the unit directly below. With or without the dogs, the public access past the condo does contribute to noise while using the lanai.
One traveler in our party used the sleeper sofa in the living area. Even in December and with two excellent ceiling fans she felt she was too hot with the windows closed at night. With these open, some nights noise from the parking lot and Kihei Road north of the parking lot woke her up. (Please note the parking lot adjacent to unit 214 also contains garbage and recycling bins and the shop and smoking area for staff.) Those of us in bedrooms were not bothered by noise at night.
From the wonderful beaches, great snorkeling, all the amenities you could need in one location. Prompt stellar service from alii resorts made our holidays again one to remember. We have been staying with alii for 5 years now and will be continuing for many more. Thankyou for your outstanding services and quality condos.
We had an incredible stay at the Kihei Surfside. We travel to maui often, and this was our best experience for accommodations. Our unit had everything we could ask for - beach chairs, cooler, ice packs, towels, free wireless, TV in every room, and a fully equipped kitchen. The grounds are spectacular, and the staff wonderful. Ali'i Resorts made the entire process simple, and smooth.
Consistently high quality accommodation in a great facility. Minor point - customer service agent should not call near sunset, Ruth missed the last one because engaged in conversation!
we have stayed in many of the units at the surfside and all of them were very good. unit 214 was beyond our expectations and by far the nicest. every detail was superb from the towels to cookware. the service was excellent ,very professional. had already booked for next year and hadn't even finished this year's vacation
Perfect for our family gathering!
What a nice property. We enjoyed the view, location, the large grassy area to play games and a fabulous unit. The smaller condo complex made it very comfortable to let the kids play, relax, and visit with other folks, especially at the nightly sunset gatherings. The units were well stocked with everything we needed for cooking, Bbqing, etc. We will definately be back! Aloha