Arriving at the Charley Young Beach House after a long flight, the first thing I like to do is to walk down to Charley Young Beach with Katelyn, my 4 year old daughter and go for swim. We splash around in the warm gentle surf, catch some waves with the boogie boards, and then build sand castles for an hour. After the beach she loves to cross the street and cool down with some mango flavored shaved ice before we walk back to the house. I get a fish taco from Maui Tacos next door.
Then we sit back and relax to the local beat of Hawaiian music in the comfort of our brand new air-conditioned, private 3-bedroom, 2-bath home on a 1/4 acre. She looks up at the high vaulted ceilings says "Look Daddy a baby gecko! That means good luck, right?" Next we step out onto our private lanai, to enjoy the cool breeze sipping Mai-Tais and milkshakes and barbeque Mahi mahi while watching humpback whales spout, and the sun set over a palm tree laden beach on the Pacific Ocean.
My wife Susan is still soaking in the Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom while the baby sleeps soundly in his own room downstairs. Her parents are quietly napping in the attached but completely separate guest house down below getting ready for another fun filled day in paradise. Sometimes we go swimming at community swimming pool one mile north, but most everyday we just walk down to the beach. There are three great things I love about this home: location, location, location. It's walking distance not only to some of the best beaches on Maui, but also shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Kamaole Beach Park 1 for swimming and snorkeling is 3½ blocks, Cove Park for surfing is 3 blocks; Kalama Park is four blocks away. There are lots of little shops for swim suits, souvenirs and suntan lotion. On the mornings we don't cook breakfast we walk down to the Kihei Cafe.
Evenings when her parents baby-sit, we walk down to the sports bar for nachos and beer. There are great golf courses in Wailea which is about 4 miles away. You can fish or snorkel near the reef at Charley Young Beach. Many of our friends and guests like Kihei because it's centrally located: 20 minutes from the airport, not too far from Haleakala Volcano, and only 10 minutes to Turtle Town or Ma'alea Harbor where the boats leave for snorkeling, dinner cruises and fishing expeditions. After acquiring this property
in December of 2003, Susan spent the next 6 weeks searching the Island for everything she would need to equip our dream home with every modern convenience imaginable. With a penchant for interior design, Susan selected a Tommy Bahamas theme and shopped till she dropped everyday for 6 weeks. She found sold teak furniture from the Container Store where imported hand crafted furniture from the island of Bali adorns every room. For bedding she picked the high quality Sealy Posturepedic Mattresses and soft pillows that even a princess would applaud. Floral bedspreads and colorful local art adorn every bedroom. At night we watch TV in the King sized bed while Katelyn sleeps downstairs in the queen bed and Ryan sleeps in one of the 2 twin beds in the other guest bedroom. There's night light in the bathroom just incase Katelyn has to get up in the middle of the night. Susan thought everything furnishing this home, even a rug in front of the washer and dryer which are located in the two-car garage. For electronics we supplied TVs, Alarm clock radios, and telephones for just about every room in the house. The living room has a CD stereo and DVD player. The home comes with Time Warner Cable extended movie channels and high speed wireless Internet access. The kitchen has everything needed to cook and serve a gourmet Christmas dinner for 8.
There's only one bad thing about this place, leaving. No matter how long we stay, it's never long enough. We are never quite ready to leave, and it's always a sad day at the Kahului airport. The only consolation we have is that we'll back, soon. A one-bedroom ohana may be rented separately. Ohana means family in Hawaiian and usually refers to a mother-in-law-house or guest-house. This is a common architectural feature in Hawaii designed to accommodate large extended families. The Ohana is professionally designed as a completely separate dwelling unit. It's attached to the main house on the garage wall. The entrance is on the opposite side of the main house so you not will not even know that they are there.
2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet, 1 Workroom
1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
DVD-Player, Broadband Internet, TV (Cable)
Shower, Hot Tub
Unheated Outdoor swimming pool (Shared)
Laundry service Included
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans
Gas BBQ, Golf clubs
Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed