Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)
Lou & Patty Bellardo
About Lou & Patty Bellardo
Hello To All - Lou & I (Patty) have enjoyed raising our children with fun filled Papakea vacations. Now we are bringing our grandchildren. We are blessed. Papakea has a family friendly environment. Our unit, L-404, was totally renovated and remodeled a few years ago. The results were even better than we expected; it’s incredible. Come and share our home away from home. Since we are both retired now, we try to get over there as often as we can. We keep the calendar (link above) up-to-date. We have been there many times since Lou retired and enjoyed buying new curtains and doing the little detail fix-ups. One of our many favorite parts of the day is to grab some pineapple or papaya with a slice of toast and sit out on the lanai as we ease into the day. Our children also still enjoy Papakea, bringing their children and their friends.
Why Lou & Patty Bellardo chose Lahaina
Location, Location, Location. After many visits to the Island and staying in many places, we chose Papakea because it is at just the right spot on the coast. Further north was too windy and further south was too hot. Papakea is just right. Being on the 4th floor we have a vaulted ceiling which makes the condo feel like the living room is part of the outdoors.
What makes this Condo unique
Nothing can beat the fantastic sunsets from our lanai. We look straight out to Molokai with Lanai a little off to the left. The front windows stay open the entire time we are there so that we can listen to the sound of the ocean coming to shore. We have solar curtain panels in the front room, so when the curtains are closed we can still see the ocean and have our privacy at the same time. We BBQ once or twice every visit and often times just stay in the ocean side cabana and eat our dinner there.
Papakea is very child friendly
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
EXCELLENT VACATION PROPERTY
Lou & Patty"s vacation condo is just awesome! Our family of 4 adults and 2 children had a very comfortable holiday. We wished we could have stayed longer!The condo was large enough to accommodate every need with 3 zone air conditioning and incredible views! The resort was also better then expected with beautiful ponds and gardens threw out the property. The pools were also very fun and the resort staff friendly.
Thanks Lou & Patty for a great holiday.
We had a fabulous stay. The property was exactly as described in the listing, and the pictures were true to life. The best part was being able to sit on the lanai every morning with a cup of coffee and watch the waves in the ocean. Then in the evening, with a glass of wine watching the beautiful sunsets. The condo is well stocked with just about anything you may need. The air conditioning was great and much appreciated it as it was humid while we were there. There are two TVs, but I recommend enjoying the outside and watching TV when you get home. The only downside was that the pool was always crowded. That, however, was not that important to us. We went whale watching, ziplining, outrigger canoeing, to a luau and sunset dinner cruise., to the Acquarium and a fabulous dinner at Dukes. The owners of the condo are great to work with. Got back to us right away with any questions we had. I would highly recommend this condo. Wish we could have stayed more than a week. Aloha and Mahalo to Lou and Patty
Great family vacation!
Thanks to Lou and Patty for renting us there condo! The minute you walk in an amazing ocean view greets you! We spent every morning drinking coffee and listening to the ocean. The location was great, we walked to the larger resorts for lunch and happy hours. It was my son and husband’s first time to Hawaii and they both loved Maui. We hit all of your suggested eating spots. The Old Lahaina Luau did not disappoint! Thanks again and we may just be renting again in a year or two!
First off the PROs: AMAZING view, if you love the sound of the ocean then this is the place for you! We loved waking up to the view and still being able to hear the ocean with the doors closed. The location is great! We traveled with our almost 2 year old and we went to baby beach in Lahaina and Kapaula beach so we were right in the middle of the two. Plus my favorite place ever "The Fish Market" is within walking distance! they have the BEST fresh fish and the best poke! The condo had enough space for our 3 adults and our toddler very comfortably. I wouldn't say more then 4 maybe 5 adults could be comfortable there. There is a washer and dryer which is very helpful with a toddler, that they did provide laundry soap and dryer sheets for. They provided shampoo and conditioner which was great! There is AC and it works great, it is on a 6 hour timer so that was a little getting used to when the timer would stop to go upstairs and crank it. The kitchen was STOCKED even with tupperware! Lou and Patty were great with communication and answered all my questions before and during our trip!
There are some Cons but definitely not deal breakers just something to note if we were to return. They do have stocked linens, towels for the bathroom to get you through a few weeks, but there were only 8 beach towels. Yes for 3 adults and one child that seems like a lot but 2 we ended up putting on the floor by the two doors to reduce slipping when returning to the condo wet and sandy. So 6 towels for us was a little lean for us when we were going to the beach before and after my sons naps. And just a side note the washer and dryer are on the smaller side could only fit 3 damp towels so just know that ahead of time. Beach gear definitely needs some TLC, they have umbrellas and chairs but the chairs are so old and heavy it is not even worth it lugging them to a beach. The umbrella we brought to the beach one day was broken beyond repair. We found another one but didn't bother with it due to it possibly being broken too. They do have a bunch of boogie boards so that was what we used as something to sit on at the beach and that worked out for us. We brought our own snorkel gear so I can't comment on that but I did see a snorkel set and some flippers. All in all none of these were deal breakers and we made it work with what we had and we ALL had a blast!
Amazing condo at he beach! WE had so much fun and truly did not want to leave! Thanks Lou and Patty B
Beautiful Views and Great Location
We loved our stay in this property. The views from the balcony could not be better! The hosts were great at communicating and the unit and the property had everything we needed. The location was also very convenient to everything. We had a great stay!!
Everything was great.
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