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The Best of the Best JUST GOT BETTER with 3rd Remodel

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

** PLEASE, Please, contact us via email prior to booking to make sure we can accept your reservation. We are not a hotel, so not all stays will work, and we want to let you know if it will the personal way, not via automation... Please see below why this is important**

** If your dates are flexible, we may be able to offer you a BETTER rate, let us know, VRBO rates will not be able to reflect these most of the time **

** Reduced Rates Possible, email BEFORE booking to learn more **

We have TWO Nearly Identical TWIN side by side Units on VRBO. Property ID's are 373386 and 956143. However the later was not placed on VRBO until late 2017 (6 years after its sister unit), so its reviews are also under 373386. However as you read the reviews, the guest (especially the ones that rented both at the same time) find the experience great with either unit. Please see unit 373386 for reviews of 956143.

These are beautiful 2011, again in 2014, and again in 2017 renovated three bedroom (one bedroom is a large loft), two bath with vaulted ceilings on the 4th floor at the fantastic Papakea Resort! Our Condo's remodels in August 2011 was by well known high end Builder/Designer Mike Harvey. You will not believe how great it turned out as the pictures do not do this unit justice (again see reviews :-) ). The kitchen's are decked out with “Exotic wood” cabinets accented with all Stainless Steel Appliances and Gorgeous Granite counter tops. The bedroom's have been furnished with the same high end furniture used in the top hotels in Kaanapali Beach. Imagine waking up in the morning and looking out your bedroom window (373386) and seeing a serene coy pond, lush green lawns with putting green, with the back drop of a whale filled turquoise ocean, nothing closer to heaven! (956143) master is secluded away from the common grounds (This is the most common format in Papakea). The second bedroom has been outfitted with a Queen Bed with the same high end furniture (the whole unit has these great furnishings). The third bedroom, the loft, stands at top of a classic spiral staircase (373386) or a straight staircase (956143). It is a giant space so it has both a queen bed and two twin beds and still plenty of room to spare. We also added a sleeper sofa in the family room just in case you need to add two more people to your party allowing up to 10 people.

Second renovation included state of the art mini-split multi-zoned A/C. The only A/C you should demand from your rental. Each room has its own register and it can actually pull the humidity out of the room and cool, VERY FAST! No more waiting all day just to get the room 2 degrees cooler! We also put in wood floors in the bedrooms and loft (SOME PICTURES STILL HAVE OLD CARPETING IN THEM). See below for reasons, they are important.

Third renovation is adding new French Sliding doors to the Lanai, and tiling the Lanai! (Pictures may still have old Lanai doors and no tiles on them).

State of the art KEYLESS Entry system. Now you can walk on the beach, swim, play and not have to carry an annoying key or key card with you. Your whole party will have access and you can not forget your key inside.

Papakea resort is a beautifully landscaped, low-rise complex of 4 story buildings on 13 acres at north end of Kaanapali Beach. It Includes 2 swimming pools, 12 barbecues, 2 spa's, 2 shuffleboards, 3 lighted tennis courts, 2 putting greens, and many more Extras!!! This condo is not only perfect for your family vacation but also great for family reunions, weddings, etc. You will not find this any where else on Maui!!! Great deal!!

Please note that some dates may require minimum stays, which is why emailing us first will help you greatly.

Additional Discounts for last minute or 'fill in the gap' bookings

WHY RENOVATION 2.0 and 3.0:

To some this second renovation may not seem like much, but in Hawaii, these costs were very significant. In fact the cost of just these two items on this second renovation was more than 25% of the first renovation’s cost!

The new A/C was because our past guest were given a chance to tell us their top recommendations for our units. The most common (two) was the A/C. The issue, these wall units do not remove the humidity very well, take many hours to cool, and then only seem to cool a couple of degrees. They also leak a lot of water because the water they take out of the air, they put into a pan on the bottom of the A/C expecting evaporation to remove (which does not), which has its own set of issues. After installing and using the new units, we can say that nobody should ever have the other style or even no A/C. We use them very little ourselves, but sometimes removing the humidity from the air makes a world of difference in comfort. And to do it, you only need to run the A/C in that one room for a short amount of time, not all day!

As for the carpets, well that was the second most recommendation. Although we all love carpets, there are two issues that came up, one is they look dirty too easily and make the place look not as nice, second is the environment is already very warm, and it is nicer to have a cooler feeling under your feet. Not to mention that the wood floors are just so much richer looking.

The sliding doors from the original build do not operate easily, and can not be repaired because the tracks malformed with time. Almost all the units at Papakea have this issue, so expect this to be a problem if the units have not been updated.

As you read our reviews, you will see that we pride ourselves on doing our best to provide one of the best, if not the best, vacation experience you can have. VRBO's quick booking business philosophy does not create both the trust between you the guest and us the Owners. This trust is why you see that we have one of the most reviewed units. We can only make you feel good about your stay, if we make sure your expectations are accurately set from the beginning and deliver on them. So PLEASE make that first email before book it now. I am sure you will find it was worth it!

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
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Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About The Owner

This condo has been in our family for over 30 years. Our father purchased the unit and lived in Papakea way back when because he had the vision to see this resort becoming one of the most desired locations on Maui. We have been coming to visit Hawaii for the last 20+years and consider Maui to be a home-away-from-home. Can you think of a better place to spend your time??

The Owner purchased this townhome in 1983

Why The Owner chose Lahaina

We inherited the properties and rather than sell them we felt it was better to keep them for rental so others could enjoy what we have been experiencing for the last 20 years.

What makes this townhome unique

We love this condo!! We really enjoy hanging out with our teenage girls on the beach, This is a great location because of it's easy access to restaurants, evening BBQ's at the pool, whale watching, boating , snorkling at Kapalua Bay, golfing,shopping...and sooo much more!!. And now that it has been remodeled this spot is 'the best of the best'!!!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome on Lahaina on Maui

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This is a very large Loft
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed , In main room
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Papakea is a great location on the Ocean, 10 min. from Kapalua Golf courses Home of the PGA Tour (The Plantation Course and the Bay course at the RITZ). You will find plenty to do at Papakea ,as you look down from the Condo right at the resort, there is a 9 hole putting green for kids and adults! Yoga classes on the beach, and swimming aerobics Walk down from the condo to the beach to do some boogie boarding, great snorkeling steps away from the condo! Activity Desk, Concierge, and Welcome Breakfast to introduce you to all the property has to offer.

Reviews

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5

The trip of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 7 (3 groups coming from 3 different states!) staying in Brian's condo and could not have been happier with our stay!

First and foremost Brian's communication and response time was outstanding. He made himself available prior to and during our stay and we simply never worried that a question would go unanswered.

The location was fantastic! We found ourselves splitting our time between the beach out front (and just to the left of the property) and Napili (which was a short fifteen minute drive). The condo also has plenty of places in walking distance (grocery store, ABC store, restaurants, etc). And of course you're only about a 10 minute drive Front Street in Lahaina.

The condo was well stocked with everything you could need - kitchen utensils and appliances (even a rice cooker and griddle!), towels, W/D in unit, and even beach gear. I believe he mentioned the condo was recently remodeled. The air conditioning worked great (which is sometimes rare on Maui!) and we enjoyed a cup of coffee while sitting on the patio enjoying the amazing views. The grills the property has by the pool are also fantastic (and cleaned daily!)

The bottom line is we had an excellent experience. The combination of Brian's hospitality, location, amenities and cost equaled the trip of a lifetime for all of our family members. We are crossing our fingers we will back soon. Thank you again, Brian!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is better than our VRBO Ad. I hope you do not mind, but I had VRBO feature it as the top review so all future guests can read all about what the property, resort, area have to offer. Thank you for such a great review, and your family was so nice to work with, I do hope you get back soon! Napili was a short 15 minutes because it really is less than 15 minutes :-). it is about 4 - 6 miles down the road, one route is close to your 15, but the other is half that time! Just depends on your mood that day.
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Highlands Ranch
5

September Vacay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at this Papakea condo. Plenty of room for six adults and one child. Outdoor was convenient for us to cook meals and there is a nearby grocery store very close by. The beach was wonderful to swim in and my grandson loved the swimming pool as well. I would recommend this location for families. Even though I was housed up in the loft, it was very roomy and climbing the stairs probably helped in keep vacation weight gain at bay :)!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with future guest. Yes there is a great little trick to help with vacation weight gain control. TAKE STAIRS. We almost never take the elevator when there! Also when we go for our favorite Island desert, Hula Pie, we walk to Dukes, to justify the giant yummy dessert!
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5

Best Family Friendly Maui spot

  • 5 of 5

We we're so happy with our stay at Papakea!!!!! Brian the owner was wonderful and extremely helpful throughout the process and stay. This was my first time booking this type of accommodation usually stay at hotels or resorts. I was just floored at the level of ease and professionalism this process was. Before we arrived we received an extremely helpful email that had lots of tips of where to shop things we may need places to visit etc. when we arrived we were very pleased with the units it is just beautiful the view from the lanai is amazing of the property and the ocean great spot to watch the sunset . We went with my sister-in-law and my in-laws the cabinets were fully stocked with stuff to use on the beach such as cooler boogie boards and snorkeling gear beach towels beach chairs etc. we thought that was an extra nice touch especially because we had little ones and we did not have to purchase these items or rent them on the beach . Beautiful location to stay in Maui we were able to barbecue near the pool which the view was beautiful there as well . We would definitely recommend friends or family To stay here and we would return!!!!! :)

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review. You also had the honor of being the first to see and use the brand new updated (renovation 3) sliding doors and new tiling on the Lanai. The contractor did such a great job on the tile work that I saw a unit (I presume all are like this) in the Honua Kai which is three to 4 times what you paid for in Papakea. Their tile work is amateur compared to these guys who did our units. You may not have known the detail because it just looked great, but when you see their job, you would see the difference, and how much better it is when the inside and outside line up together. I was so happy to hear it all looked great to you.
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5

Nice property, we had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week, 3 couples, 6 folks, nice and comfortable.

Brian did a great job beforehand ensuring we had all the information that we needed, and it was nice to have a reminder to make dinner reservations before we arrived.

We liked the location, this unit was nice a quiet, but you could sit on the lanai with your morning coffee or evening cocktail and enjoy the ocean. There was great parking (other places, not so much) and we were just minutes away from everything in Lahaina.

The unit is nice with updated floors, nice furnishings, beautiful bathrooms, and a well appointed kitchen (3 of us really like to cook). It was nice having a good washer and dryer, we kept them busy though the week :D

A/C! Yes, there is a good A/C unit here. We actually bumped the temp up and turned on the ceiling fans (did I mention the ceiling fans yet?). Very comfortable.

And Brian also has a bunch of beach gear: towels, coolers, umbrellas, etc. Pretty much everything you would need.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well I certainly can not top that review, so I will not try. All I can do is offer you my gratitude for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review.
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4

Good condo for families

  • 4 of 5

First off, Brian is amazing to work with from start to finish. He is very quick at responding and making sure you are taken care of. The sink garbage disposal didn't work when we got there, and he had someone out the next day and fixed it. The place is cozy and it was nice to have beds for everyone and space for people to put stuff. The kitchen and living area is a little cramped (we had my husband and I, and our 4 children, one being a baby), but it worked. There are TONS of amenities there to make your trip easy. We especially appreciated all the baby stuff. There's a pack n play for baby to sleep in, a high chair, and a stroller. It made it much easier. There was also a ton of beach stuff. Towels, sand toys, floaties, snorkeling stuff (not fins) and boogie boards. It's nice to have a washer and dryer. This is something that is a must for us when we travel. However, The washer is VERY small. You can't fit a lot in there. We always pack light and just wash clothes. But it was impossible to keep up with laundry for everyone for 8 days, plus constantly washing beach towels, bathroom towels, and dish cloths because I couldn't wash very much at once. You can wash a max of 4 beach towels at once, and that's a tight fit in there. The view from the balcony was fantastic. You aren't right over the pool or ocean, so it's much more quiet. But, it was nice to be able to send the kids to the pool, but still be able to see them from the balcony if the baby was sleeping and we wanted to relax. There is no beach in front of the property. You walk just a few minutes to the left of the building. It's a decent beach for little kids to play and splash in, but if you are looking to snorkel or swim out a bit, it's not your beach. It's ok for boogie boarding. But there's not a lot of beach to work with. But, that's the case in most of West Maui because of high tides the last 2 winters. The grounds are immaculate and the kids LOVED the pool, golf area, and shuffle board area, plus sitting by the sea wall. The one thing we really wished worked better is the air conditioning. Despite turning it down, it never really cooled things down a ton. It took the edge off, but it almost seemed like it was preset to a higher temp. By the end of the vacation, we were sweating pretty badly in the condo. But, it's better than no air at all. Overall, we liked the place and it worked for what we needed. Also, there's great snorkeling beaches a short drive away

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a great detailed review. You have provided a lot of great information that will help future guest. I wish I had known you were having the A/C problem as the fix was easy. Turns out the next guest contacted us for the same reason, and the fan had been turned down by a previous guest (the fan can be very strong, and some people do not like the power so they turn down the fan, but moving the vent direction is a better solution. We actually bought the best A/C system you can get for a Condo, a mini-split, top of the line, usually will cool the place in less than 30 minutes. I feel bad that you had to live with high humidity in the unit, not the experience we wanted for you. The good news is your review will help future guest to know that we are here to help! Oh and the garbage disposal was a broken bottle/glass that was not reported to us so it could be fixed until you let us know (thank you again!). Hawaii is one of the most difficult places to provide top quality service to our guests. The reason you all love to come to Hawaii is the laid back approach to life the residents have. However that same relaxed way of life also comes with reliability issues with the people that do work. We have no way to know if somebody forgot to do something until somebody tells us. The cleaning company we use, we believe to be far and away the best on all the islands. they make mistakes, but they fix them as fast as we let them know, and nobody else we know of will do this. So we appreciate how our guest understand this, and work with us to help make the units the best for their stay, and the stays of future guests. Mahalo!
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San Diego
5

Best of the Best deserves 10 Stars.

  • 5 of 5

I'm an experienced traveler who has used VRBO and HomeAway rental sites quite often. In fact this was my 4th visit to the Papakea and this unit is by far the best we've had. We are a multi-generational family of 9 ranging in ages from 10 - 63. This unit sits back a bit on the property where you get the full ambience of the coy pond with beautiful lily pads, lush green grass then the gorgeous ocean. Close enough to hear the crashing waves. Twice we have stayed absolute ocean front, but found this unit to be superior in it's location. The front facing buildings get quite hot in the afternoon sun. This unit is perfectly set to receive no afternoon sun. The unit itself is gorgeous! High end in every way and well equipped and stocked. It features gorgeous, exotic flooring in the bedrooms, the beds are super comfy and all furnishings are a quality I would have in my own home..... Now for the added big bonus.... BRIAN. Wow, what an amazing owner. You will never find a more responsive, informative, helpful owner. I cannot say enough great things about Brian and this beautiful unit. We also love the location just North of Ka'anapali. I would highly recommend this place for everyone!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you! For the wonderful review, and the generous help with the A/C's. Our processes only get better with help from our guest pointing out issues (in this case the filters were not being cleaned so the A/C was not working up to PAR)!
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Location

You will find Two large Tennis courts at Papakea, Shuffleboards at the beach !! on the properties.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome on Lahaina, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
4 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,139
for 3 nights
From
£317
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
11 night minimum stay
£5,996
for 11 nights
From
£528
 
 
January
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,993
for 5 nights
From
£361
 
 
February
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
10 night minimum stay
£3,752
for 10 nights
From
£356
 
 
March
1 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,993
for 5 nights
From
£361
 
 
Easter
25 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,961
for 7 nights
From
£396
 
 
April
8 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,271
for 3 nights
From
£361
 
 
May
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,139
for 3 nights
From
£317
 
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,993
for 5 nights
From
£361
 
 
July
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,169
for 5 nights
From
£396
 
 
August
15 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,139
for 3 nights
From
£317
 
 
low
6 Sep 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,139
for 3 nights
From
£317
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
£2,354
for 6 nights
From
£361
 
 
December
2 Dec 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,139
for 3 nights
From
£317
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
14 night minimum stay
£7,888
for 14 nights
From
£550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,377
for 3 nights
From
£396
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £161.1 + Tax
Tax Rate 17.42%

The Resort will charge a(bout, as it could change in time) $17/nt Facilities use fee on the first 10 days of each 30 days of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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