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FRONTLINE - 5 min Walk to Beach - Panoramic Ocean View-no resort fees-golf

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,840 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms Fully remodeled + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, Sleeps 4-6)

This family owned home features hand carved furniture & fantastic, 180 degree ocean views to Molokai. The remodel, completed in 2012, includes granite counter tops, tile floors, new appliances, & air conditioning.

The two separated bedrooms each have a king-sized bed & adjoining expansive bathrooms. The master bedroom boasts a a small wall safe for your valuables & a separate lanai overlooking the ocean. The views from every window are private & landscaped. The couch makes into a queen-sized bed. The 3rd bathroom, complete with a shower, is accessible to your guests or for those sleeping in the living room. A Graco Pack & Play is available. Three HD TV's, Wifi, Ipod dock, 4 telephones with free long-distance to U.S. and Canada, cable TV, & high speed Roadrunner Turbo internet connection keep you in touch with the world while the plush lanai furniture beckons the visitor to sit back & enjoy the ocean views.

The villa is located next to world class golf courses (The Kapalua, The Bay Course & the world-famous Plantation). All have many breath-taking vistas. As a guest of our villa we can give you a discount on two courses - just ask.

Fine beaches, judged by many as the best in Maui, are minutes away either by the free, door-to-door Kapalua Resort Shuttle; your car; or by walking - Kapalua Beach; D. T. Fleming Beach; Napili Bay; Oneloa Beach, Honolua Bay & the adjoining Mokule'ia (or Slaughterhouse) Beach.

At the end of a short cul-de-sac this front row villa has panoramic views of the ocean & the island of Molokai. In season whale watching from the lanai is a MUST (with an owner provided telescope and binoculars). Although located just minutes from Lahaina the villa is situated in a lavishly landscaped & peaceful setting. This end of the island benefits from the Trade Winds which you will find are very welcome!

It's a short walk to the nearest Association pool with well maintained BBQ's & a covered, outdoor kitchen area (includes oven, stove, refrigerator, microwave, tables & chairs). Around the corner is the Ritz Carlton with its fine restaurants & amenities. Groceries stores are also convenient - the closest (walking distance for some) boasts an espresso bar, fresh vegetables & fine meats. Next door to that is 'The Sansei', advertised as Maui's best sushi restaurant. There are two excellent spas nearby (the Ritz Carlton and the Montage Spa).

This spacious one-level home has been in our family for more than 25 years. In 2011 Richard & Joan (& families) purchased it from our Father's estate & began the update/remodel of the entire unit. We hope that you will enjoy your memories of vacations in Maui. We welcome you to our home.

Keywords: Ocean view, whale watching, close to beach, golfing, snorkeling, swimming, swimming pool, Maui, condo, tennis courts, privacy, cul-de-sac, remodeled, fully updated, 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom, sleeps 4-6, townhouse, The Ridge, Kapalua, no booking fees, no parking fees, no resort fees, no pool fees

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Dennis & Joan
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Dennis & Joan

Richard Lowry & Joan Hartsough were siblings. They both were married and retired. Richard & Jeri have three children & one grandson. Richard's family live in Vancouver in Washington State. They are owned by a dog, chickens, a rabbit, a large vegetable garden & a number of fruit trees. He was an avid collector of antique furniture which he refinished in his garage (The Midbro Workshop).

Joan & Dennis live in Anderson in northern California on about 2 acres. They have 5 children & 7 grandchildren in addition to two dogs, 5 chickens, a cat, a vegetable garden & assorted fruit trees.

Maui is a labor of love for our families - a living tribute to our parents/grandparents who loved Hawaii since being stationed there in the 1950's. They purchased this villa in the early 1990's.

Richard passed away in February 2012. The last year of his life he was excited about purchasing, remodeling & bringing his family back to Maui for vacations.

Dennis & Joan purchased this villa in 2011

Why Dennis & Joan chose Maui

Joan & Richard's father was career Navy - we moved about every 4 years. In the early 1950's our dad was stationed in Pearl Harbor & thus was born the family's love of the Hawaii Islands. At that time shots were required to visit to the Islands & our transportation by military transport ships. To this day Richard & Joan still prefer flip-flops to shoes!.

After retirement our folks wintered in Maui & eventually purchased this condo. All of their friends, children, in-laws, & grandchildren visited whenever possible. When our parents died we were determined to keep the villa to continue the tradition of family vacations & to share the experience with you.

After extensive remodeling we hope you will enjoy your visit with us. We have used the villa as a base to visit the other islands; taken every kind of whale watching boat; seen the sun rise over Haleakala Volcano; snorkeled; bicycled; eaten fresh pineapple in the fields; sampled many great restaurants; seen amazing shows; visited all of the tourist spots & spent money in most of the stores. Each experience was enjoyable, But our favorite thing to do in Maui is nothing. We sit on the lanai with a good book & a cold drink hoping to stay here forever.

What makes this villa unique

The view to Molokai is spectacular. The Ridge is beautifully landscaped and our 4-plex villa is secluded from the other buildings. We enjoy our unique privacy from every window; the wind in the palm trees & sound of the waves on Oneloa Bay. There's a fine walking trail along the shoreline connecting 5 of the Kapalua beaches just below the villa. Stores & restaurants, golf & swimming are convenient. This location, outside of Lahaina, is quiet, cooler, & restful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you. Our family - which included my husband, three children (ages 9 7 and 4 yrs), and myself - had a fantastic vacation in Maui! Your villa surpassed our expectations. It had everything we needed and plenty of space - it was very comfortable. We enjoyed the condo pool - several times - this was a huge hit with the children. We also spent time exploring the local beaches. Oneloa Bay was great for boogie boarding (and the boggie boards in the condo were terrific!). We also spent a few days at Kapalua Beach - this was hands down our favorite beach - great for snorkeling, plenty of rocks to climb. We rented a paddleboard from Boss Frogs (paddle boards on the beach were $40/hour. Boss Frogs in Napili Stripmall rented paddleboards for $50/day!). The kids loved this beach - waves were perfect, not too windy - absolutely the best. We also went to J. T. Fleming Beach and Honolua Bay - and saw turtles in both places. Overall we had a great beach, snorkeling, swimming and paddle/boogie board vacation. The kids cannot wait to return to Maui.

Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Lahaina on Maui

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sinks and over-sized tile shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double sinks
  • 3 all have tile and granite counter tops.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • There is a king-sized bed in both bedrooms. The couch makes into a queen-sized bed in the living.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Covered carport, private master bedroom lanai; smoking allowed outside; ground floor unit; washer/dryer in villa, HD TV's in both bedrooms, beach towels provided, oversize master bathroom shower, king-sized bed in master bedroom and spare bedroom, keyless entry lock, wall safe, single level, private settling & excellent spas, restaurants and beaches nearby. 5 minutes walk to the ocean. Close to community pool.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(77 traveller reviews)

FRONTLINE - 5 min Walk to Beach - Panoramic Ocean View-no resort fees-golf
average rating of 4.987013 based on 84 reviews

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

This condo is outstanding, and the owner's couldn't be nicer. It is very,very well equipped, was spotless when we arrived, and I really can't think of anything that they could do better for our comfort. The kitchen had a good supply of condiments on hand to get started, along with a bag of great coffee. There are chairs, umbrellas, mats, and all kinds of toys for the beach. The view is great, and you can hear the waves from the beach.

We will hope to return here as soon as possible. Thank you for a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you and hosting your vacation in Maui. You were perfect guests and we are proud to have you say that you'd like to return as soon as possible. Thank you for all of the things you added to our home and for your excellent communication. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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One of the best VRBO houses we have rented!

  • 5 of 5

It is hard to leave this beautiful villa. The photos on VRBO don't do it justice, it is far more beautiful and larger than photos depict. The lanai is very large (important because there were 5 of us sharing it) and faces the ocean providing prime whale viewing. The beds and furniture are very comfortable. The owners have thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable. There are beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards, swim "noodles", and beach towels. There is a washer and dryer with laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets. They also provide Costco sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner rather than the little one ounce bottles we usually see. The kitchen has every utensil, pot, pan, and other kitchen gadget we needed to prepare meals, including sharp knives! It is truly only a 5 minute walk to the beach, and even closer is the pool. A great snorkel beach, Kapalua beach is only .6 miles from the house. The owners have been incredibly helpful. We first spoke with them a year ago when we began planning this trip. They emailed information on where to eat, things to do with children, activities and more. We had not stayed in Kapalua before, but now we can't imagine not staying here, it is so different from the resort environment. It is peaceful and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest's granddaughter wrote a diary of their visit for a homework assignment (with pictures). It was amazing sharing each day of the vacation from a child's perspective. Thank you for this wonderful review and for sharing the report. We agree with you about loving the peaceful atmosphere of Kapalua - that's exactly the way we feel! (Also I love that you mentioned the sharp knifes. Dull ones are one of my "pet peeves" so it's on my To-Do list every year!) We enjoyed every moment of meeting your family and following your daily activities in Maui.
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Very nice .. just a word of caution if u reach in dark follow the directions !!

  • 5 of 5

Good condo.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for mentioning the directions! The Kahului airport is about 30 miles away from the villa and Hawaiian road names can make finding a destination more tricky - even for us. We struggle to make "Welcome Letter" clear. We're re-reading and updating it regularly. No one else has ever mentioned it before! While we haven't 'lost' a guest yet, we appreciate you mentioning that our hard work paid off for you! When you return to stay with us again, it is much easier to find the villa in the dark. . . . while driving an unfamiliar car and being worn out from the long flight.
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The best of the best!

  • 5 of 5

First class all the way. Perfect home, perfect location, perfect weather! What more can you ask for. The whales were there every day, and perfectly viewable from our Lanai. I don't doubt that Joan and Dennis somehow arranged that as well.

The golf at the Bay course was challenging, but great fun.

The restaurants in the area were first class as well,

Everything was thought of to make our stay perfect. Joan and Dennis called us during our stay to see if there was anything they could do to make our stay better.

Now that's first class!

You certainly will not make a mistake staying here!

Would we return, absolutely!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We didn't actually arrange for the whales for you, but we would have if it were possible just to make sure your stay was perfect. We've had such fun getting to know you both. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and thank you for taking such good care of our home. If you ever return to Maui, we'd "hunt you down" if you don't stay with us again!
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

My family has rented this same unit for 3 consecutive years now. We love the accommodations, and the unit is very well maintained. And we look forward to returning again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the surprises of ownership of a short term vacation rental is the friendships that developed over the years with returning guests - or sometimes even first time visitors. We are blessed to be able to share second hand the fun and joy so many of our guests experience while in Hawaii. Mahalo (and go Cubs).
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Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We planned this trip 10 months ago with the intent of staying in a highly amenitized 2 bedroom condo in Kapalua. We invited our daughter and son-in-law to join us on this well deserved vacation.

I'm a big fan of vrbo and we typically make our lodging decisions based on feedback from previous occupants. Our decesion to select this Kapalua Villa was an easy choice.

The owners of this property were delightful to work with prior to arrival.

We arrived late in the evening and upon entering the condo we were blown away by the warm beauty of this unit.

We chose to turn on all of the room air conditioning units during our first night. After opening all of the windows on day one we chose to spend the rest of our stay with the ac off while enjoying the sound of the surf and strong cool trade winds throughout the condo. The condo was well stocked with everything required to meet our needs...kitchen, bathroom and beach chairs/ umbrellas.

The furniture decor was 1st class-Asian themed cabinetry. Tv's and Internet in every room.Great for watching college football and a DVR for those of us who like to record and watch shows.

By far the best room in this condo for us was the lanai. We spent most of our time out on the lanai enjoying the view of Molokai and the Pacific Ocean- morning, noon and night.

We chose to eat most of our breakfast and lunches in the condo in addition to half of our dinners. We found that eating in was just as romantic as eating out.

I'm a big user of VBRO and would highly recommend this unit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea House Restaurant
"Good food. Great views. May be hard to find a parking place."
Honu Seafood and Pizza
Gazebo Restaurant at Napili Shores
"The food is excellent. The line to get in can be daunting. Great view!"
"For a fabulous romantic dinner, this can't be beat."
Plantation House Restaurant
"Unbeatable views. Go during the day to enjoy them."
DT Fleming Beach Park
"Convenient parking. White sand beach. Restrooms and tables."
Napili Beach
"Usually the best beach for snorkeling. "
Oneloa Beach
5 mile Kapalua shorline trail
"A beautiful trail connecting the Kapalua beaches."
Kapalua Spa
"It is beautiful. The treatment was fabulous. We were totally pampered - never wanted to le..."
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
West Maui (Inter-island airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Ritz Carlton
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bay Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Honopiilani or Hwy 3
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ritz Carlton
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

Access to the world-class Kapalua Platation Golf Course (home of the PGA Hyundai), & the Kapalua Bay Golf Course. The Kapalua spa, Tennis Garden and Trail System are also available. You will have a choice of fine restaurants within minutes. Unique hiking trails are located throughout the resort (the Kapalua Coastal trail, a trail through the Village Golf Course, and a trail in the mountains of West Maui). Kitesurf, paddle board or snorkel at nearby beaches. Kapalua Resort's zipline course is one of the country's largest with nearly 2 miles of parallel line zipping action within the West Maui mountains. The Kapalua Resort Courtesy Shttle provides transportation door to door to the entrace of three beaches and all Kapalua locations including restaurants, shops, the Kapalua spa, and the Ritz Carlton. The nearby Honolua Store offers a deli, gourmet meats & cheeses, fine wines, fresh produce and an expresso bar.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Lahaina, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
holiday season
16 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
whale season
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
balance 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
holiday season
15 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £163.6 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Prices subject to change without notice. All rates in U S DOLLARS
6 day minimum EXCEPT to fill holes between bookings in the calendar. A minimum of 5 days during summer months required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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