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5-Star Jaw Dropping, Absolute Best Oceanfront Kapalua Bay Villa - GOLD++++

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Bay Villa, Waterfront, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths (sleeps 2)

E Komo Mai 'Welcome' to this WATERFRONT one bedroom upper level bay villa with the master bedroom overlooking the ocean!! We are a gated community. Enjoy a dream vacation with this stunning, extensively upgraded and customized oceanfront gold++++ villa; it is a rare gem among the Kapalua Bay Villas. With over 1200 square feet of luxurious living space, this two story townhouse style villa, with extended square footage, showcases expansive oceanfront views due to its amazingly close proximity to the water (you have to see it to believe it - photos just don't do justice). This is the perfect place for honeymooners, anniversaries, first timers to Maui, and everyone returning for special moments and memories.

This villa has been designed by a well-known designer with island inspired furnishings - it boasts a fabulous custom kitchen with solid cherry cabinetry, gorgeous granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances -- all overlooking the expanded living room with floor to ceiling windows and the breathtaking ocean beyond. There is a full bathroom on each floor, an expanded and oversized master suite with private lanai and jaw-dropping views of the ocean, the white sandy beach surrounded by the staggering beauty of lush landscaping and palm trees at the famed Kapalua Resort. Wake in the morning as the sun rises over the majestic beauty of the West Maui mountains, nestled beside the glistening ocean frontage. Begin your day in the newly designed master bath with an oversized, step-down shower and granite counters -- all with fabulous views of the ocean!!

Enjoy magnificent views of the famous Honolua Bay, the Plantation Golf Course & Clubhouse; watch fishing boats go by, cruise liners, catamarans, and wind surfers too... During the annual whale migration season you'll see these magnificent creatures come up out of the water; it's a marvel and a wonder to behold - right from the comfort of your living room or bedroom. The large and beautiful sea turtles come to a cove that is just in front of the villa. They can be clearly seen using Nikon Prostaff binoculars provided for our guests. Breathtaking!!

There is so much to do and enjoy… several beaches within walking distance, snorkeling, stand up paddle-boarding, many many fabulous restaurants and local fare too, luau's, zip-lining, two golf courses with a shuttle to take you to/from + 2 more courses a short drive away, scuba, fishing, sailing, parasailing, dinner sunset cruises, a pool literally steps away, and the list goes on.

Our villa, with spectacular 'makai and mauka' (ocean and mountain) views, will surpass your expectations; the sunsets you have to see to believe, windows open to the warm and gentle trade winds, the tranquility of the beaches, hearing the surf from your villa - it doesn't get any better than this!!

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

Why Russ chose Maui

We'd seen many properties before this one - once we saw this it was love at first sight. Wait till you see it, you'll see why. The view is overwhelming and truly awe inspiring.

What makes this villa unique

We believe once you arrive here all else will fade away. You'll feel a great sense of serenity as you watch the whales while relaxing from your living room or bedroom. It doesn't get any better than this.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Lahaina on Maui

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • *Master bath has adjustable/sliding shower head to suit all heights.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Super comfy foam topped mattress!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
• Direct waterfront location • Powerful Nikon binoculars provided for your convenience to see the whales, turtles, surfers, boats, etc • Free shuttle to/from restaurants, beaches, golf, all activities within Kapalua • Designer decorated • Luxurious linens/bedding/towels provided • Keyless door entry • In-villa safe • Housekeeping upon request • Beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas, and beach towels provided • Full size Whirlpool Duet front-loading washer and dryer in villa - laundry detergent, softener provided for your convenience! • 3 Community pools..one just steps from your door (just converted to a "salt water" pool!! • Free tennis courts with rqcquets/balls provided - steps from your door • Free wireless internet service • Free Cable TV + Local/Long Distance Telephone • Self parking - steps from your door • NO RESORT or PARKING FEES


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveller reviews)

5-Star Jaw Dropping, Absolute Best Oceanfront Kapalua Bay Villa - GOLD++++
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews

Great View; No Lanai

  • 3 of 5

Two of my favorite things to do in Maui is snorkeling and sit on the lanai (smell the ocean, feel the breeze, watch for whales, and listen to the surf). Unfortunately this condo fell short in those two areas. The snorkeling right in front of the condo is pretty dangerous. We ended up walking 10 minutes to the south and found a reasonable spot to snorkel. To me, the pictures seem to show that the main floor has a beautiful lanai however, it appears what was once the lanai has been enclosed. So great view, but you are indoors. The lack of a lanai was a huge disappointment. I would not have rented this condo if I had known. While you have these beautiful windows, I felt "denied" from experiencing the oceanfront I was paying for. Worse yet, the weather turned a bit stormy after 3 days and the windows ended up getting very dirty....there went the view for the rest of our stay. There is a balcony off of the master bedroom, but when you sit in a chair, the walls and railing of the balcony come up so high that they frustratingly impede your view. Plus the balcony is so small that every time we had to get up to get something, it involved moving one of the chairs we were sitting in so we could open the door. There isn't a table or anything out on the balcony so sitting outside and enjoying lunch, a drink, etc., is not an option. The condo was well stocked (beach chairs, great beach umbrella, towels, etc.). Overall it is a nice condo, nice furnishings, etc., but realize there is NO outdoor living space.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments ~ we are glad to know you were happy with the condition of our villa... "well-stocked, nice furnishings, etc" ~ we really do make EVERY effort to provide everything a guest could possible want!! I am truly sorry you were not happy with your stay at our beautiful oceanfront villa - we always hope and anticipate that our guests will have had a wonderful experience!! I don't believe your 3 star rating is reasonable as both reviews and photos are posted to read and review prior to booking and, of course, questions are always welcome before booking! While it is not possible to snorkel directly in front of our villa, it is a short 5 minute walk, along the beach trail, to the Oneloa beach where you can sunbathe, snorkel, etc. We do have very large, beautiful picture windows in the living room where you can enjoy the view and dine from indoors. Both the living room and master bedroom, which face the water, have louvered windows that can be opened to better hear the ocean and smell the salt air ~ especially during the occasional 'stormy' day!! The lanai outside the master bedroom is used primarily for private sunbathing. Again, thank you for your kind comments for that which we provide! Mahalo!!!
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Truly a jaw-dropping view.

  • 5 of 5

The unit was as represented on the photos. It was clean, the furniture and fixtures were in excellent condition, the kitchen was well equipped. It was one of the nicest VRBO rentals that we have experienced. Maui is a busy place but Kapalua is at the end of the road so there is much less traffic. The unit is within walking distance of several excellent restaurants and is an easy drive to Kanapali and Lahina. We would certainly rent this unit if we ever decided to return to Maui. Jake Allmaras, Medford, OR

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing during whale season

  • 5 of 5

The condo is exactly what you see and read in the reviews. we really enjoyed being able to have our breakfast and coffee while watching the whales and dolphins. we are sad to be home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

This is my husbands and I second stay at this Beautiful villa. Everything about this place is absolutely perfect. The ocean front location is one of the best on the property. The villa is spotless and loaded with everything that you will need. There was one small issue with a broken lounge chair, and Russ was there promptly to the rescue. He is easy to deal with and very courteous. God willing, we will return again next year. Thank you Dollie for providing this heavenly get-away.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

i have rented condos at Kapalua for many years, this is one of the better condos to stay in. beautiful ocean front view out the window, just as you see it in the advertised picture, only better when there. All the commendations are modern, up to date and very nice. The condo manager ( Russ) was especially nice and helpful with questions and issues we had. Would highly recommend this condo for a stay. bryan

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property but windy part of Maui

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay but would not return to Kapalua due to the extremely windy conditions. When we are in Hawaii we like to live outside, eating our meals on a deck. This unit had only a very small deck with no table & chairs. And it wouldn't be possible to use an outside deck due to the tremendous winds that occur on this, admittedly gorgeous, waterfront location. The view was stunning but we had to view it from inside most of the time due to the wind.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear you would not return to the Kapalua area; it is truly beautiful, the villa is truly beautiful, and with an unbeatable view. Traditionally, there are trade winds blowing throughout all the Hawaiian Islands. Generally they are gentle and feel great, but occasionally they are stronger because of storms or other inclement weather. We work hard to ensure your stay at our villa is all it could possibly be. As expressed in response to other reviews, we have expansive windows so that the gorgeous view can be enjoyed while dining indoors; outdoor dining is available poolside just a few feet away. I believe we should have had a 5 star rating for that which we provide to you and not for the inclement weather experienced. I do hope you will give Kapalua, Maui, and all the Hawaiian Islands another opportunity for a wonderful vacation. Aloha and Mahalo!!
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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
REGULAR season
8 Jan 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
REGULAR season
8 Jan 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Standard pricing
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £120
Tax Rate 13.42%

Please ask for rates for Dec 15 thru Jan 7.
Rates do not include tax.
Exceptions to minimum stay to fill calendar.
Accidental Property Damage Waiver Available.
Hawaii Tax ID# W4012720602
On island property manager for your care during your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

• Walk along the beautiful COASTAL TRAIL...just outside your door in front of the building

• For GOLF...play the famed PLANTATION Golf Course with substantial guest savings. This course is where the first annual PGA invitational tournament of the year takes place. Also, play the championship BAY Golf Course which sponsored an LPGA tournament. For instruction go to the state of the art facility at the KAPALUA GOLF ACADEMY...featuring driving range and pro shops too!!

• For SPA lovers...walk to the world class KAPALUA SPA MONTAGE - facials, massage, steam, sauna, salon, fitness - fee/ask about a special offer.

• For TENNIS players...visit the award winning facility at the KAPALUA TENNIS GARDEN, instruction available & pro shop too.

• For adventure…zip-lining, horseback riding, diving, surfing, paddle boarding, wind surfing, helicopter tours, drive to Hana, winery-wine tasting, dawn bicycle ride down Haleakala, and much more!

• NOV to APR...whale watching season

• JAN - Hyundai PGA Golf Tournament of Champions, Kapalua

• FEB - World Whale Day

• MAR - Celebration of the Arts Festival @ Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

• MAY - Maui County Carnival, Kahului

• JUN - Kapalua Wine & Food Festival @ Ritz-Carlton

• JUL - Fourth of July celebration on Front Street in Lahaina

• AUG - Hawaii Int'l Music Festival, Kahului

• SEP - Annual Maui Marathon

• OCT - Halloween Costume Parade, Front Street/Lahaina

• OCT - Xterra World Championship Triathlon

• NOV-DEC - Maui Women's Pro Surfing Tournament, Honolua Bay


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