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Short Term Condos in Kihei


Maui real estate investors and visitors alike frequently search for the best condos for sale in Kihei. This dynamic community on Maui's southern coast appeals to a wide variety of people. South Maui is a coastal playground with many great beaches and water activities in Kihei, Wailea, and Makena.

The area has all of the finer points of a resort community, but also some local charm. When purchasing a condo in this area that you want to rent on a short-term basis, it's important to make sure the complex is designated for short-term rentals. If you are new to short-term rentable condos that you can Airbnb, check out my short-term rental buyer's guide

Not all condo complexes on Maui allow short-term rentals. Also, property tax is higher and there are other associated costs to be considered, such as property management. Financing will also require a local lender. You can always contact me at 808-214-4799 or to get more details on the specifics of any unit you see to help crunch the numbers.

Comparing Short-Term Rentable Complexes

Short Term Rentable Condos Kihei Maui

Several well-established condominium communities in Kihei fall into the short-term rentable category. There are several other great complexes not mentioned in this article, but for the purposes of starting a search, these complexes are a great place to start. Some of these developments include Mana Kai, Kamaole Sands, Maui Vista, Sugar Beach Resort, Menehune Shores, Maui Kamaole, and Maui Banyan.

About The Kihei Community

Kamaole Beach Royale

Kihei attracts vacationers from around the world. This dynamic community in South Maui stands within a forty-five-minute drive from the Kahului Airport. Yet it offers close proximity to the renowned Wailea Resort and pristine Makena Beach Park. From this location, visitors readily reach sites in West Maui (including the historic community of Lahaina)

Of course, Kihei also offers many of its own attractions. Several superb beaches draw people to this area. These sites include northern Keawakapu Beach, Kamaole Beach Parks I, II, and III, Kalepolepo Beach Park, and Sugar Beach. This part of Maui experiences sunny weather much of the year, permitting residents to enjoy a variety of fun outdoor recreational activities.

Kihei also boasts a vibrant nightlife, with numerous restaurants and bars. Coastal wetlands, whale-watching cruises, and the Maui Ocean Center attract both environmentalists and tourists to this area.

Listings For Short Term Rental Condos in Kihei

Seven Of The Best Condo Complexes to Own A Short-Term Rental in Kihei

Mana Kai

Mana Kai Kihei

Constructed in 1978, this condominium community at 2960 South Kihei Road features a total of 98 two-bedroom condos (as well as a number of one and two-bedroom hotel rooms) It maintains a wonderful location near Keawakapu Beach, close to the boundary between Kihei and the popular Wailea Resort.

Vacationers enjoy free parking, free coffee, and free WiFi connectivity, as well as access to a fitness center and yoga classes. Some condos at the Mana Kai furnish spectacular panoramic Pacific Ocean views. Rent standup paddleboards conveniently in this location, without the need to travel to Maui transporting extensive recreational gear.

Kamaole Sands

Kamaole Sands Condos Maui

Luxurious one, two, and three-bedroom condos at the Kamaole Sands offer close proximity to Kamaole Beach Park III. The development extends across an expansive, attractively landscaped tract. Amenities in this location include an in-ground swimming pool, a wading pool, two jacuzzis, a fitness center, and several tennis courts. Built in 1983, the condo building today includes WiFi and internet connectivity for every unit.

Maui Vista

Maui Vista Condos For Sale

The 280 Maui Vista condominiums stand on a tract of nearly 9 acres within three multi-story concrete buildings. The one and two-bedroom homes in this location all feature well-equipped kitchenettes. Many units also include a private lanai. This subdivision lies across the street from Kamaole Beach Park I and Cove Park, a popular surfing destination.

Amenities include in-ground swimming pools, tennis courts, and picnic and barbecue facilities. Condos range in size from 588 square feet to over 800 square feet, and some offer excellent Pacific Ocean vistas.

Sugar Beach Resort

Sugar Beach Resort in North Kihei

The Sugar Beach Resort in far northern Kihei remains one of the most well-established condo developments, dating from 1977. It is an oceanfront complex in North Kihei along Sugar Beach. The 215 units in this attractively landscaped resort are nestled within several multi-story beachfront buildings.

Residents enjoy amenities including a heated in-ground swimming pool, a tennis court, a jacuzzi, a putting green, a sauna, a clubhouse, and barbecue and picnic areas. Many units have stunning oceanfront views and the community maintains pet-friendly policies.

Menehune Shores Kihei Condo

The 154 condos at the Menehune Shore cluster within a "U" shaped six-story concrete building near the Pacific Ocean. Constructed in 1976, the development stands on a 3.83-acre tract accessed from South Kihei Road. Residents enjoy an on-site restaurant, an in-ground swimming pool, barbecue facilities, and a shuffleboard court.

The condos in this location utilize several floor plans and feature one, two, and three-bedroom units. It's located in North Kihei and also has a great Indian restaurant on site, Monsoon Bar and Grill.

Maui Kamaole

Maui Kamaole Condos For Sale

The one and two-bedroom condos at Maui Kamaole date from 1988. These 316 condos enjoy park-like, eye-catching grounds situated just across the street from two popular beaches: Keawakapu Beach and Kamaole Beach Park III. These spacious residences feature full kitchens, together with private lanais.

Some of the amenities in this location include multiple in-ground swimming pools, tennis courts, free parking, and stylish gardens. These 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units stand just minutes away from trendy boutiques and restaurants in the nearby Wailea Resort.

Maui Banyan

Maui Banyan Kihei Maui

The Maui Banyan supplies both outdoor and covered parking. Located just across the road from Kamaole Beach Park II, the 256 units here furnish access to tennis courts, two in-ground swimming pools, two hot tubs, and a number of barbecue grills.

An on-site management office offers convenience when vacationers need to request services. Constructed in 1991, this lovely collection of 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units stands within walking distance of several restaurants, beaches, and shops in Kihei.

Looking For The Best Condos For Sale in Kihei?

Maui real estate buyers from outside the area usually benefit from obtaining experienced local assistance. Identifying the best properties for your unique circumstances sometimes requires extensive research. An experienced real estate agent like Evan Harlow offers valuable help during this process. Consider exploring the exciting condos available for sale in Kihei this year!

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