Stayed at Kealia Resort on our first trip to Maui. Very central location to access other areas of the island. Our unit was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Had a small issue with the sink disposal leaking halfway through our stay. I made one call and they sent someone to replace the unit immediately (on a Sunday!!). Would recommend this location.
- Kevin M , Posted: 08/06/2019
Staying at this condo was a great experience and the view was spectacular. The condo was well furnished. We will go again to the same place. They should make this place a 55+ place. Mostly those above that age but there were two young kids that week that spent many hours in the pool screaming.
- Ted E. from Murrieta, Posted: 11/11/2022
Best location on the island! Hands down!
- NANCY C. from LOOMIS, Posted: 01/17/2023
If looking for a beautiful peaceful private place to stay this is it. Loved the long private beach to walk.
- Anonymous from Bremerton, Posted: 01/02/2023
We really enjoyed our stay at Kealia Resort 501. It was a perfect location for all of our Maui trips and the apartment was clean, cozy and had everything we needed. Even the kitchen was prefilled with nearly everything you need (coffee, coffee-filters, tea, spices, etc.)
- Anonymous from Klosterneuburg, Posted: 08/08/2022
We have stayed countless times in Kealia - in various condos. This was the first time in 501 and any of the condos ending in 1. 501 is attractively furnished and decorated. There is a full-on view of the ocean from the main room and the kitchen. The condo has upgraded bathroom and kitchen. We mainly eat in, so found the kitchen very well equipped and enjoyed the variety of dishes. ***The bedroom has a comfortable king size bed. Being on the side of the building, there is street noise which did bother us at night so we mainly slept with the window shut. The lanai also on the side of the building (but with a full on ocean view) does looks down on the Sugar Beach condo parking and also has street noise. We are not fans of the high top tables; it is difficult to get the table close to one to eat with the high chairs.
- Bruce M. from Jackson, Posted: 12/12/2021
Kealia Resort is in a great location, has beautiful outdoor grounds, and is centrally located right on beautiful Sugar Beach. We have been renting condos in Hawaii for 15 years and condo #501 in this complex is the worst we have experienced. This unit seriously needs to be deep cleaned and the owners need to pay attention to the condition of the unit. The front of the cabinets are grimy with dried grease and dirt. There were dirty dishes in the dishwasher when we arrived. The floor mat in the kitchen was disgustingly dirty and sticky. There was old food wrapper trash behind the couch that we could see from the front entrance. There was so much dust underneath and behind the TV cabinet, we could see it from the front and side of the unit. The dining room chairs are filthy and stained. We ended up spending time cleaning so we could be comfortable staying there! If the owner is counting on the management or cleaning company to take care of their condo, they are definitely NOT getting their money's worth. In addition, we checked ahead of time to see if the condo had a cooler we could use. We were told yes, there was a cooler, so we did not pack ours. There was not a cooler, so we ended up having to purchase another one. The amenities show a DVD player, so we packed movies to watch. As it turns out, the TV and DVD player are not compatible, so the unusable DVD player sits unplugged on the shelf. There are signs EVERYWHERE on the property that masks must be worn due to covid-19 concerns, which we were happy to comply with. However, when we went into the office, the person working behind the counter was not wearing a mask! We had a fun vacation regardless of the very disappointing condo. We definitely do NOT recommend this particular unit.
- Anonymous from WASILLA, Posted: 04/19/2021
The Perfect Maui Getaway
We are returning guests. This place takes care of all our vacation needs.
- John M , Posted: 08/06/2019
The unit was as same as advertised/pictured. Bed is very comfy (King size). The bathroom is clean with a small window, and the water pressure is great; no mold/mildew and clean tiles. A specious living room leading to a balcony with the great ocean view that can be seen from the living room's huge windows too. In balcony to your left, you see the highway and the Haleakala crater (mountain), which they can be seen from the bedroom's window also. The cars' sounds didn't bother me in the balcony due to the beautiful ocean's sound. No cars' sounds behind the closed window in the bedroom. In fact, the lawn mower and blower's sounds twice a week were stressful in the morning while I was drinking my coffee and listening to the ocean, but I understand they had to take care of the lawn/garden.
There are two beach chairs & one umbrella in the house. No magnify mirror in the bathroom. The kitchen has appliances & all kinds of dishes/pots/utensils. The location is great and 5 min. drive (10 min. walk) to Sugar Beach Baker for coffee and pastry and/or ABC store to find sunscreen, swim items, food, water, & more and/or the small farmer market to buy fresh fruits/veg.
Drive 30 min. north to get to Lahaina to visit its beautiful city & shopping- street/park/restaurants/harbor. Or, drive toward south to explore amazing beaches, stores/restaurants.
Kealia resort has a quiet & less crowded front beach and far to the left in the ocean you can see the Molikini island and Halealawa island. This ocean is ideal for swimming.
The only issue I had in the unit was the small, tiny, & speedy ants in the kitchen. They were on the walls next to the washing machine, refrigerator, and a few found in the bathroom. I used bug spray (was under the sink). They were gone for a few days but reappeared again. I wrote a note for the staff. The manager, Sheri, is a very kind and helpful person and it was great to know her. It was a memorable/joyful stay and would stay in Kealia Resort a
- Anonymous from Yukon, Posted: 08/03/2023
We've stayed in several Kealia units over the years and 501 is now our favourite! Tastefully decorated and an amazing view. As always, the building is well cared for and quiet and management wonderfully helpful. We had a problem with the door lock sticking and when we mentioned it, the lock was replaced that very day. We will definitely ask for this unit again.
- Anonymous from Seattle, Posted: 12/25/2021
This unit was fantastic and met all of our needs. My husband and I spent 10 days here. The location is amazing. The beach is perfect for morning and evening walks. The lanai feels private with a gorgeous beachfront view. The kitchen was extremely well stocked. The unit was very clean. The property is exceptionally managed. The North Kihei beaches are not recommended for swimming but the location is central and makes it easy to drive to Kaanapali or further south. Sherry was very responsive to any questions we had before arriving!
- Anonymous from Chestermere, Posted: 05/21/2022
First time using VRBO and we were questioning everything. But all our concerns were for nothing. The place was fabulous. Reasonable price for a very expensive area. The room is ocean front on a very beautiful beach with easy swimming. Easy after hour access with a garage opener in room to use. Elevator that was near to room and exit to beach. Apartment was cute with all the amenities needed. The grounds were immaculate with lounge chairs to see on grass next to beach or by pool. Room had beach chairs for beach. Location was central for all Maui adventures. Plenty of grocery stores nearby. Truly recommend.
- Michele L. from Fairfax, Posted: 03/19/2022
I loved the condo, the views are amazing!! Had everything i needed and more there to, and everything was clean! Would definitely return!
- Adrian P. from West hills, Posted: 09/28/2021
This property has everything you need. Plenty of towels (beach and bath), beach chairs, noodles, boogie board, cooler, kitchen fully supplied. It was also very clean. We loved the location. It is not directly in the hussle and bussle of Kihei but there is a farmers market/mini grocery store/shaved ice/bakery all walkable from the beach. The view from the lanai was perfect. You couldn't ask for more. We would stay here again!
- Stephanie B. from Burnsville, Posted: 09/20/2021
We had another great relaxing time at the Kealia Resort. The condo was nice and clean, with plenty of starter supplies, and pleasant surroundings. The grounds were nicely maintained with plenty of space for everyone who wanted to be outside - in either sun or shade. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. All the thinks we look for when planning our restful vacation trips. Thanks much!
- James E. from Grass Valley, Posted: 10/27/2022
We had a great stay at the condo. The accommodations made it so comfortable and convenient. The view is so wonderful with the sound of the waves crashing is something we will miss. Loved the lanai, easy beach access, nice pool and clean grounds. Bed was very comfortable, good water pressure in kitchen and bathroom, very well stocked kitchen with all the necessities for an awesome get-away. The condo is just the right size for 2 adults, would be tight for any more then that. The beach chairs were a nice bonus, also had boogie board that could be used, we bought a small cooler and left it there for others to use. It was really nice to have a reserved secure parking spot in an under-ground garage. This condo, 501, is on the fifth floor and was at the end of the building which was very quiet.
We only met Sherry on our first day at check-in and she was kind and helpful.
Great beach, great water, beautiful sunsets.
Kihei is away from all the big resorts that have hundreds of people which makes the Kealia Resort a perfect spot for a quiet vacation.
We would definitely stay there again, it was fantastic!
- Kelly K. from Herriman, Posted: 06/16/2021
Great Vacation in Paradise
We enjoyed our two weeks in Maui. This was our second trip to the island and our third to Hawaii. We LOVED the Kealia Resort. The staff is outstanding and cooperative in every way. The condo was clean and fully stocked! The pool and beach were perfect and the Friday donuts can’t be beat!
- Jill D , Posted: 08/06/2019
My husband and I spent 10 nights at this condo and it was perfect for the two of us. It was nice that there was a washer and dryer in the unit, as well as a cooler, beach chairs, beach towels, and a surplus of kitchen items. We did day trips every day and it was in a very central location to all of the parts of the island for us. Beach, pool area, and lawn were quiet most of the time. Shower pressure was very good. Enjoyed having keyless entry and the garage door opener. Enjoyed watching the whales and sunsets from our lanai overlooking the pool and ocean. Very comfortable place to stay for 2 people.
- Theresa O. from Norcross, Posted: 03/01/2022
Great central location for access to the whole island in a low traffic area. Just 15 mins south of Kahalui. Head NW and you're in Lahaina or directly south to Kehei and Wailea. Great view from our 5th floor condo. The condo itself was clean, comfortable and just the right size for the 2 of us.
- Thoai N , Posted: 08/06/2019