Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4
Ben & Lisa Davoren
About Ben & Lisa Davoren
We love tropical weather, sunsets, great seafood, and snorkeling with tropical fish, turtles, and rays. We are so happy to have found Papakea as a place to enjoy it all.
Ben & Lisa Davoren purchased this Condo in 2017
Why Ben & Lisa Davoren chose Lahaina
Although we love to travel to new and different places, we have found ourselves coming back to Maui almost every year since our honeymoon 36 years ago. No Ka Oi isn't just a slogan, it is a way of life. The oceanfront lanai never gets old being able to relax with a tropical beverage and an ever-changing view that just might include breaching whales right out in front! The Papakea Resort is also extremely practical: you can walk to a series of shops, restaurants, and there are two well-stocked markets at hand. Driving only a few minutes puts you in the heart of Whaler's Village at Kaanapali, or in downtown Lahaina, or further north into Napili for great beaches, snorkeling spots, shopping, and dining. Papakea also is quiet, beautifully landscaped, with pools, spas, cabanas, tennis courts, a putting green, and even a concierge desk.
What makes this Condo unique
You can experience the ocean view from the lanai, living room, kitchen, and the master bedroom. Hearing the sound of the surf provides a magnificent rhythm to fall asleep to.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Can't beat the view!
We had a great stay at condo L302. It was perfectly clean and very well appointed, with everything we could have wanted from snorkel gear and beach towels, to a full spice rack. The best part is the view! We spent most of our time out on the lanai enjoying watching the waves and palm trees. We also loved being able to lay in bed and look out over the water. You could probably see whales if it was whale season. Right in front of the condo is a small beach; we saw three rays that swam up right next to us! During the day we left the windows opened and enjoyed the breezes, and at night we ran the A/C and it kept the bedroom plenty cool. The condo is on the 3rd floor, which helps the view, and you can either take the stairs or there is an elevator. The pool and hot tub are nice and right next to the building. We really had a wonderful stay and zero complaints, except that we had to leave!
It was very easy online to book. The place looks just as beautiful as it does in the photos. The owners always wrote back promptly via email. The condo is located 2 miles away from the shopping mall (whalers village), many restaurants and front street. So that was very convenient. Also, check out was extremely easy. We did a bit more than asked, but that’s just because of my husbands OCD. HAHA
The cons of the trip:
1. When we arrived it was scorching hot in the unit. All blinds were open, windows closed and A/C unit was off in family room. I would suggest closing the curtains for future guests. There was hardly any cross breeze throughout the trip. A part of the window in the master bedroom was stripped so a section would not open.
2. There were 2 additional old fans but really need to upgrade them because it didn’t help much. We had to use them both in the master bedroom with the ceiling fan and it was still very hot. We closed the drapes around 9-10AM everyday to try to keep the room cool. There is only AC located in the family room so wee had to keep our door open every day/night to cool off the room.
3. The view is absolutely beautiful, but they have short chairs so you’re looking through mental bars which was a bummer. I would suggest upgrading to high top table and chairs.
4. Beware that there is an additional $17 fee everyday of your stay. So on top of your rental you will need to pay that at check out.
Other than that it was a convenient place to stay. The location just runs hot so just fair warning, but it sure was beautiful. :)
Great location - Exactly as advertised
We had a great stay at Papakea in Maui. The location was convenient for lots of activities. We had never been to Maui so this gave us lots of ability to check out the island.
The only thing I would mention was my own fault. The ad clearly stated that there was one window air conditioner. We stayed the first week in August. The window air conditioner in the main living area is not adequate to cool the entire unit. There are fans provided but the bedrooms are still very warm. We had to keep the blinds closed for our entire stay due to this which took away the beautiful view. I know this is only an issue for a short time of the year but should be considered if you are going to be there when it is hot out.
Other than the A/C. the view is beautiful. The condo is very comfortable and clean.
This unit has an amazing view. The Papakea resort has many terrific amenities for everyone. The location is quiet and relaxing but close to the energy of Lahaina.
Beautiful Ocean Views
This condo is super clean and has amazing ocean views from both the living room and master bedroom. It is also equipped with lots of beach gear which we used on a trip to Kapalua Bay. The condo is well located on the end of a unit and close to the pool and a lovely restaurant that serves the best coconut-macadamia nut pancakes ever. One thing to note: The AC unit in the living room didn't keep the bedroom as cool as we would have liked it, even with the stand-up and ceiling fan running. Still, it was a WONDERFUL place and we loved honeymooning there and would definitely stay again.