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Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View (Open for Thanksgiving)

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

You've found the PERFECT place for honeymoons, anniversaries, family reunions and memorable vacations. Our premium oceanfront condo (#L-407)offers a million-dollar view in a private and romantic setting and a front row seat to all the action during whale-watching season.

The Papakea Oceanfront Resort, a hidden Hawaiian gem, is a tropical oasis situated on 13 sprawling acres of lush & beautifully manicured grounds in upscale West Maui with stunning views of Lanai and Molokai Islands. The Papakea is in the quiet neighborhood of Honokawai. It's conveniently located between the Kaanapali and Kapalua world-class golf resorts and is only minutes from Lahaina's shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.

Our condo, in the 'L' building, is only 50 steps from the water's edge, so close you can hear the surf inside! Directly in front of our building is direct access to world-famous Kaanapali Beach. To the south you can stroll miles along the white, sandy beach toward Black Rock, stopping along the way for a swim or some awesome snorkeling.

Our lanai faces the ocean directly and provides unobstructed 180 degree views of gorgeous morning sunrises, enchanting daytime rainbows over the ocean, spectacular nightly sunsets, and incredible shows during whale watching season. (For a Virtual Tour of this unit, visit our website link below.)

Our comfortable home-away-from-home includes remodeled kitchen & bath, upgraded tile flooring, designer paint colors, island-style furnishings and flat-screen TV's. Sleeps four to five with a king-size bed in the master, a queen-size bed in the spacious and private loft, a queen-size sofa sleeper in the living room, and one bathroom. We're on the top/4th floor and have soaring 18' cathedral ceilings lending an open and airy feeling. We don't have central air but do have one window a/c unit. Personally we rarely use it because with windows and lanai door open, you'll catch fantastic trade-wind breezes blowing through the unit. Ceiling fans also in all rooms.

FREE Parking & WIFI.

The Papakea Resort charges a $17/day Facilities Use Fee (separate from our rental charges), on the first 10 days of stay. This fee supports resort amenities such as pools, hot tubs, putting greens, tennis courts, 24-hr security, grounds maintenance, etc.

We accept credit cards or personal checks in USD only. For US cards, we will waive the credit card transaction fee. For Canadian cards, we will charge you 2.9% of the total 4.9% fee and waive the other 2%.

Hawaii Tax ID #TA-150-534-5536-01 and GE-150-534-5536-01


None at this time.

Keywords: Condo, oceanfront, sunset views, whale-watching

More Details

Mimi Donohue
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2017

About Mimi Donohue

I fell in love with Maui on my first visit in 1989. Jim and I were married on the grounds of the Papakea in 1997. In 2002, we had the opportunity to purchase this oceanfront, top floor unit that looks down on the exact spot we tied the knot! The Papakea has always been very special to us and we love sharing it with family, friends, and fellow travelers who want to enjoy a slice of paradise, if only for a while!

Mimi Donohue purchased this condo in 2002

Why Mimi Donohue chose Lahaina

The Papakea is on the west side of the island right on the West Maui Channel where the humpback whales make their annual migration. Our lanai is a front row seat to all the action! The islands of Lanai and Molokai, across the channel, offer stunning views in the daytime and gorgeous sunsets every night. And, with the West Maui mountains directly behind the Papakea, we always have wonderful breezes and frequent rainbows, after brief afternoon showers. It's enchanting!

What makes this condo unique

The Papakea offers all the amenities you'd expect at a resort but maintains a relaxed and authentic Hawaiian feel where guests can feel at home. We LOVE using the grills and enjoying a sunset dinner from our own lanai! Although Papakea has it's own beach area, it's also conveniently located to famous beaches such as Kapalua Bay, Napili Bay, and Dig-Me Beach. Everything you need is close, dining, golf, excursions, you name it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous time on Maui and in your condo. Our first few days a couple of us had a really bad cold/flu and weren't able to explore the island. It was so nice to have the pool, shuffleboard and miniature golf so easy to access. Our three children really enjoyed themselves. My husband and I were able to get out there as well. :) If we make it back to Maui again, we would definitely consider staying at your condo again.

Warm regards.
Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
OGG (Kahului)
Nearest Point of Interest
The Papakea
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping center
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Okazuya Deli
Car: necessary

Whale Watching


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans in all rooms


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Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View (Open for Thanksgiving)
average rating of 4.882353 based on 56 reviews

Excellent condo, good resort, and close to everything but Hana

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic experience! The condo is even better than how it’s described. Owners have excellent communication and the entire experience was flawless. The condo had everything we needed to have a fantastic beach vacation. Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view of the Hawaiian oceans and neighboring islands, and a great place and owners.

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly situated property that was close to downtown Lahaina and picturesque bays for snorkeling and swimming. The owners have great instructions navigating checking in, local areas and provided great amenities. I would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbelievable view!

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing and the view from the grounds and the lanai are stunning...even better than the pictures. The location is great and close to many outstanding beaches. The condo is comfortable and had everything we needed. We had a wonderful time and will definitely return again to this condo at Papakea Resort. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great bang for buck

  • 4 of 5

Good resort, poor beach access (or good beach access).

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful ocean front view. Very nice condo, in a great location. Resort beautifully maintained

  • 4 of 5

A lovely condo, and the owners wonderful to work with. They provide everything you need. Beautiful view! We watched sea turtles almost every morning from the lani.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

The best reason to choose this condo is the amazing view!! The close proximity to the water and the 4th floor location really make for a stellar view. Sitting on the balcony at high tide you almost can't see where the water ends, giving the illusion the water runs right under the building. My favorite part of my whole trip to Hawaii was sitting on this balcony with a cold drink in hand enjoying the beautiful sunsets. Inside the condo was very spacious, comfortable, and quiet. The updated kitchen had all that we needed plus more and the king bed in the master was super comfortable. It was only my husband and I so we didn't use the upstairs loft, but it was nice to have the extra space just to enjoy the vaulted ceiling. There is only 1 bathroom, so better suited for 1 couple or 1 family rather than 2 couples. The resort property was also very beautiful and well maintained, offering 2 pool areas, fish ponds, shuffleboard, and mini golf. Note, there was no sand in front of the Papakea property like there is in the photos when I was there; it was instead very rocky. The closest beach that we found usable during both low and high tide was in front of the Honua Kai Resort, an easy walk 5 properties south. Note, due to construction in front of the Kaanapali Beach Club property, we found we could not walk all the way there along the beach, so had to cut up to the road and then cut back down to the beach via the public beach access on the north end of the Honua Kai Resort by the public restrooms. And from there you can walk all the way to Black Rock along the beach path. The only negatives about this condo that come to mind are that the master bedroom gets pool noise during the day (running a fan helps to drown out the noise), the shower leaves something to be desired (very dark and strange half-size tub; it would at least be good to bathe kids), and each condo's air conditioning unit sits on the balcony, so you will hear your neighbor's unit running while enjoying the view, even if you turn yours off. But these few negatives are easily overlooked at you gaze out at the water. The other half of my trip I spent in Wailea and, although the beaches there were wonderful, I preferred the more low key vibe of the West Maui area. If I visit Maui again, I will most certainly be booking Papakea L407 again :-) Enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Checkout cleaning charge $175
Tax Rate 13.42%

Free parking and WIFI offered by Papakea Resort.

The Papakea Resort charges a Facilities Use Fee of $17 per day, payable to the front desk upon arrival. Max fee per stay of $170. This fee is separate from our rental transaction.

Credit card payments have a fee (3% USA or 5% International), added to total charges. Payments by check have no fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.