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Comments from previous guests

Jan 2015 Kim J.

What can I say. Awsome!

This property is across the street from Cove Park. Great views and sunsets. 180 degree view of the ocean and we saw whales splashing every day. The condo has been beautifully renovated and is well stocked. The complex itself is older but well maintained. Close to restaurants and shopping. Lots of beaches to choose from. You could stay here without a car due to the central location.


Aug, 2013 Andrew
  San Diego, USA

We loved it!! We stayed here in this absolutely gorgeous condo for 6 nights in mid July before we went to the big island, and we wish we could stay a few more nights but unfortunately that is all the time we had. The unit just went through a full renovation so we had brand new kitchen, bathroom, and hard wood floor. It has plenty more room for our family of five; my kids (12, 10, and 8) loved the games area. It is well decorated, has all the amenities, and it has a stunning ocean view. We enjoyed our coffee and breakfast on the lanai every morning, watching people surfing, paddling, snorkeling, swimming, the birds, the waves…what a fantastic way to start your day! We did not see the sunset from the condo since our days in Maui were exhausted with activities from dust to dawn, but I am pretty sure it is great. Leif was very though rough with directions, instructions as well as suggestions, so we did not have any problem with finding the place nor getting around. We had a very tiny hiccup upon arrival, which Leif was unaware of or had any control over it, but he was more than fair, went out of his way credited us one night. We would love to come back here and definitely will refer to all of our family and friends. Mahalo.

Feb 7, 2013 David and Jenni
  Alaska, USA

What a wonderful way to start our retirement. We spent the month of September thoroughly decompressing and taking in the terrific Maui experience. Your condo is a relaxing retreat with every amenity taken care of. With the beach right out the front door there was no excuse for not relaxing and having a good time. This was our second visit and we enjoyed it even more than the first. Thank you

April 5, 2012 Ashlee and Vernon
  Portland, Oregon

We just returned from a fabulous week on Maui! This condo was perfect for the four of us. While enjoying our morning coffee out on lanai we would enjoy the beauty of the whales! Lots of whales this week. The location is excellent! Walking distance to beaches, shops and restaurants. The pool and BBQ area we very nice and clean. All our neighbors at condo were friendly and helpful. If and when we come back we would pick Leif and Joy\'s place again!

Aug. 21, 2011 Daniela and Tony
  North Vancouver B.C.

We had the best two weeks in this condo. Everything was perfect, everything we could possibly need and more was provided. The location is superb - walking distance to all stores and restaurants and the beach. And the view from the balcony is spectacular. The owners - Leif and Joy were very helpful with information about activities and useful websites. We will definitely be back.

Aug. 9, 2011 Ken
  Calgary, Alberta

We recently returned from a two week trip to Maui with our two teenage sons and had the pleasure of renting Leif and Joy's condo. The condo was great, providing all the amenities you could ask for. It was spacious enough for all of us and close to many beaches and central to all Kihei businesses and activity. We loved exploring the area and were especially fond of the wonderful and unobstructed view of the ocean from the lanai where we could watch the surfers every morning at Cove Park. There were plenty of good restaurants and activity (beaches, shopping, bars) within easy walking distance of the unit and we also enjoyed using the swimming pool and tennis courts. Leif was very easy to deal with and answered all my questions promptly and without hesitation. Thanks Leif and Joy.........I'm sure we'll be back again.

Dec. 6, 2010 Linda
  Ventura, California

Great Place To Stay On Maui

We have been in several of the condos at the Shores of Maui, and this unit, by far, is one the cleanest and accommodating. Everything we needed was provided: coolers, beach chairs, towels. The unit, with its loft offers spacious living, and the amenities are wonderful (flat screens, excellent air conditioning, fast WiFi) If you are looking for a great value, prime location with easy walking distance to beautiful beaches, this unit is well worth the money. We would recommend this as your first choice when staying at The Shores of Maui.

Linda from Ventura California.

Sept 28, 2010 Sherry and Tara
  Alaska, USA

Thanks so much for the use of your condo. The location was perfect...close to everything with easy access to the whole island. Pool was great, plenty of parking, and what a on the street! We went on a helicopter tour of the island and Tara took a surfing lesson down the street at the Surf Shack. They were great-she hadn't been in the ocean much and was a little nervous. Robert was the instructor and made her feel totally at ease. She was actually up and riding a wave on the first try! My favorite meal was at Stella Blues. The service there was so great and the food was awesome. The welcome

basket of goodies was much appreciated as well. The extras were great...having beach towels, cooler, umbrellas, and chairs was a bonus.

We mostly ate out, so we didn't even use the stove...micro waved some popcorn, that's about it!  Condo was clean, all codes you gave us worked perfectly and we really enjoyed our short stay. Thanks again for a beautiful place to stay.


Sherry and Tara Leighton

June 29, 2010 Jessica
  California, USA

We stayed at unit 216 for 5 nights and I wished we could have stayed the whole summer! :) We fell in love with Kihei and the location of Shores of Maui complex. Everything you need is just footsteps away. I was so impressed with the view and the fact that we could walk only a block and we were right next to shops and restaurants and bars. We found Polo Beach which was our favorite beach! We rented snorkel gear and went snorkeling at Polo beach and were able to see 3 beautiful sea turtles! I can't wait to go back! Thank you so very much Nielsens, you were such great help with all the info you provided. I will definitely be back! Mahalo!

April 25, 2010 David and Jenni
  Alaska, USA

What a wonderful vacation.  Your pictures and descriptions of your property do not do it justice-it is absolutely everything you said it would be.  Thank you for providing such a relaxing place for some much needed "down time".  I enjoyed breakfast coffee every morning from the lanai, with a clear unobstructed view of the ocean and the ocean breezes(we turned on the AC unit one time the last night)-and thank you for your thoughtfulness, the birthday cake was quite a surprise.

Again thank you for having such a beautiful place to stay.  My wife is in love with Maui and is already planning our next visit. Your recommendations for places to see and things to do were outstanding-We appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Dave and Jenni

April 6, 2010 Russ and Rochele
  North Van, B.C.

We loved, loved, loved the condo. We were surprised to find rose petals and pineapple wine upon our arrival, and it made the first moments of our honeymoon unforgettable. Thanks so much for the recommendations for all the fun things to do! Russ and Rochele

March 22, 2010 Catherine and David
  Calgary, Alberta


Dave and I want to thank-you for letting us stay at your Condo in Kihei last week. We had the most amazing time and really liked all the people that dwell at the “Shore of Maui”. It turns out that the couple on the left, Don and Sherry, are also from Calgary and have been renting the Condo next door since December. They gave us a lot advice about that sites to see. The Wedding was held at Sugar beach and was just beautiful, followed by and evening cruise to Whale watch and celebrate. The view from your Lanai was great for Whale Watching too. Once again “Thank-you “ so much letting us stay at your place.



Catherine and David


December 13, 2009 Ty Warren
  Washinton, State

we had a great stay at your place!  it's almost for certain we will be getting a hold of you to make a reservation for around the same time next year.  There was hardly anyone at the complex. Probably 75% of the units were unoccupied, we had the pool to ourselves almost every day.  The weather was great!  Rained twice in the 10 days, both times during the night.  The worst thing was making the 60 degree temperature transition when we got home, it was 16 degrees at our house when we pulled in. Thanks again and I'll probably be dropping you an email this spring about next year's reservation.

August 25, 2009 Shawna Sanfey

My friend and i stayed in 216 for 8 weeks this summer and it was amazing! it was everything we expected and more. We had everything we needed and could start enjoying our holiday right from the start. The unit is really nicely decorated and in a perfect location near beaches, shops, restaurants, bars etc. The upstairs area is a great asset as it gives the unit that bit of extra space that a lot of others do not have. The view from the lanai is the best i\'ve seen from any of the complexes that we looked at in kihei, especially as shores of Maui is so close to the sea and other places tended to be further back and the views more obstructed. The pool area with the hot tub and BBQs is a great for hanging out in during the day as well as a lovely place to cook dinner and spend the evening. In particular we appreciated that the pool was open late (10pm sun-Thurs, 12pm Fri, Sat) so you could have a swim while waiting for your dinner to cook. Also Leif was fantastic and always responded quickly to our questions

April 12, 2009 A. Gilliland
  San Francisco, US


Everything was great! We were so pleased when we arrived at the condo! The location couldn't be better. I have to say, I cant imagine wanting to stay anywhere else next time we visit Maui :) so thank you so much for everything!

August 14, 2008 Camille

My friend and I stayed in 216 at the shores of maui for 9 days and it was absolutely perfect. Beautiful views, right by great surfing and a nice beach, really nicely decorated and immaculate. It is also a couple of minutes walking to stores, restaurants, and bars. I plan on coming back to Maui with my Mom and we'll definitely stay here.

August 13, 2008 Apple Valley, MN

We had a wonderful time. The unit is beautifully decorated and the view from the lanai is unparallel. We especially enjoyed surfing every day at the cove across the street, snorkeling at Ahihi By in Makena, and getting lots of use out of the Shores of Maui tennis courts and swimming pool. Thanks!

July 28 , 2008 Becky Parmeter
Aurora, CO

We had a GREAT time! We spent 17 fantastic days there on Maui and actually a fair amount of time in the condo. We would wake up every morning with the sunrise over Haleakala(which you can see from the master window) snorkel and swim and hike and explore all morning until we wore ourselves out and then come back to crash for a nap in the afternoon, go out to eat at one of the dozens of nearby restaurants (we recommend Alexander's, Maui Tacos and of all the poorly named places Fred's Mexican Cafe-its GOOD.. we swear)for dinner and then stroll the walkway in front of the condo and watch the sunsets. You can even sit on the lanai and watch them if you're feeling especially lazy. Either way... don't miss one. They're all amazing and unique. We used the kitchen quite a lot and it worked very well for us. The a/c was outstanding, we could get the main area cooled within 5-10 minutes of turning it on so we didn't ever feel like we had to leave it running while we were out. The couch was very comfy and the master bed was AWSOME, we are considering buying one like that for our own home now! We loved having a w/d in unit(we went through a lot of laundry) and everything was very clean and nice. Also Leif was GREAT, anytime i had a question or needed anything he was really polite and prompt with a response and i really appreciated it. Thanks guys for letting us enjoy your ocean side home. We cant WAIT to go back (and we are recommending you to all our friends!). Oh! and btw, beautiful job decorating, it was very well done. Felt like a home, not a hotel. Big bonus points :)

June 27 , 2008 Teresa
Missoula, MT

We had a wonderful time - thank you for sharing your sweet island home by the sea with us! It was all just as you described. It was great to be able to watch all the surfing while I cooked in the kitchen or sat on the lanai. Our son taught himself to surf one day with a bit of help from a stranger. We loved the pool. The bed in the Master BR was especially comfortable. Great to be near the markets and restaurants too. Next time we will stay longer!

June 11 , 2008 Jas Giri
Squamish, Canada

I was thrilled with the unit. The condo is spacious, love the view of the ocean from the kitchen, living room and balcony. All amenities and the beaches are right there. I would definitely recommend staying here. thank you for sharing your home away from home with us. 

June 11 , 2008 Stacey Sabatini
Big Island, HI

My friend and I just stayed in this unit for a long weekend while our boys competed in a hockey tournament. The unit has an incredible view and is within walking distance to a park, beach, grocery store, shops, restaurants, etc. The boys loved having the XBox and while they were entertained my friend and I could enjoy a drink! The pool area is nice and we had a large gathering of hockey people for a bar-b-que one night. The unit has tennis rackets which the boys used to hit some balls on the tennis courts. I recommend staying here.

May 25, 2008 Shannon Leary
North Carolina, US

On our first trip to HI, it was so nice to have a beautiful and clean, safe place to stay. The view from the Lanai can't be beat and if you're lucky, you might even get to see whales on the horizon off toward Maalea Bay while you are drinking your morning coffee! I would definitely stay here again, thanks for being so accommodating Nielsens!

March 20, 2008 Kyle Roszmann
North Vancouver, Canada

My time in Kihei with the Nielsen's was incredible. With a picture perfect location and view, a beautiful condo, and endless recreation and relaxation opportunities close at hand in every direction, this was most definitely a trip to remember.

March 2, 2008 Wicked Wahinee
New Westminster, Canada

Of the three places I’ve stayed in Kihei, this has by far offered me the most and been the best. Prime view of the ocean horizon from the balcony and the living room allowed for the watching of whales during migration season, the viewing of surfers at the surf beach across the street and the salute to the sunset. The pool, deck and barbecue area are great amenities to enjoy outdoor living, swimming, sun tanning and eating. Up and down Kihei Road, I could find anything I needed to keep my rest and relaxation local. Charlie Young beach for swimming, ABC store for souvenirs, surf shops to rent gear and buy holiday clothes, supermarket for groceries, salon for a pedicure, restaurants for dining and a park for exercise. Gotta luv the Aloha!