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

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


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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16 February, 2018

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'!!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome on Lahaina on Maui County

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • 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
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.


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The Best of the Best JUST GOT BETTER with 3rd Remodel
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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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A wonderful stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this unit! The unit was well supplied with many extras. We had a lovely stay and loved the pools, views, putting grounds, and the beauty of the grounds.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Experience Start to Finish

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! First and foremost, Brian answered all of my questions quickly and was incredibly helpful. The owners are amazing and have put a lot of time and care into upgrading the condo and making sure it is clean and well taken care of. The condo was immaculate, all of the linens were new, the beds were very nice, the sliding glass doors to the lanai were brand new, I could go on and on! The unit had an amazing view from the lanai and master bedroom, overlooking the pool, putting green, and ocean. Woke up and drank a cup of coffee on the lanai while looking at a huge rainbow several times. The condo is stocked in a way that is very family friendly and considerate. The owners obviously care about providing a positive experience for guests. Absolute everything you need for the beach, tons of beach toys, floaties, umbrella, water shoes, boogies boards, snorkel gear, etc! We didn’t have any babies, but I can still appreciate how awesome it was that they stock the condo with a high chair! Condo accommodated 10 comfortably( 5 adults and 5 kids). As far as Papakea goes, the staff are friendly, the pool/ hot tub/ bbq areas are great for hanging out with the family. Kids loved the koi ponds, putting greens, and shuffleboard. Lots of restaurants and two grocery stores within walking distance, as well as an ABC store practically in the parking lot. Made many wonderful new memories at this condo, such as watching a meteor shower with the kids, while laying on beach chairs in front of the ocean. There’s a little playground and beach park within walking distance. Found a walking path that took us on a beachfront stroll behind neighboring condos and was filled with friendly people. Short drive to Lahaina Baby Beach and Kapalua Beach, with baby beach being an old favorite and Kapalua becoming a new favorite after the owners suggested it to us. Wish we could have stayed longer and would 100% book this unit again! Just really wonderful experience from start to finish.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just an amazing review, Thank you so very much. I am so glad you had a great time, and that we hit the mark on stocking the unit and keeping it up to date! Hope to see you back again soon.
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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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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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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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You will find Two large Tennis courts at Papakea, Shuffleboards at the beach !! on the properties.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £153.17

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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