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Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Lahaina Condo Rental Photos and Description

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.

If you choose to pay by Credit Card, we will charge you for reimbursement of the credit card transaction fee (2.9% on US cards, 4.9% on Canadian cards).

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


From Nov 30, 2015 - EARLY MARCH 2017 the SEAWALL, which protects our resort resort from the ocean, will be undergoing a repair project to fortify it for the future. The project will proceed in 4 phases. Phase 1, which was in front of our oceanfront building ("L") is COMPLETE. Phase 2 is at the north end of the property in front of "A" from 4/1/16 - 9/16/16. Phase 3 will be in the middle in front of "F" from 9/16/16 - 12/15/16. And the final phase 4 will be in the area BETWEEN L and F buildings from 12/16/16 - early March 2017.

We are offering DISCOUNTS during the project. More details about our discounts, the scope of the project, and a property map will be provided in our inquiry response.

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

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Mimi Donohue
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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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 West Maui

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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Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View
average rating of 4.904762 based on 47 reviews
Lake Stevens, WA

Marcia - Wa

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation, what a view the place was very nice! Had everything we needed and great location, thanks for sharing your little piece of paradise.🌴🌴

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Awesome Condo and Location

  • 5 of 5

•Hotel - Aston at Papakea Resort - L-407 - It was a large 1 bedroom with loft, full kitchen, limited AC, plenty of room to sleep 8 if needed. Bathroom was fairly small and was split between toilet/shower and sink. There was a lot of storage, 4 nice beach chairs, 3 boogie boards and a small cooler. The deck had a wonderful view of the ocean. The loft area had a full bed and pull out couch. In the living area was a chair, pull out couch and small table with 4 chairs. The location was close to the pool, hot tub, golf putting area, and gas grills. The resort is not huge, but not small and covers a good 300 yards of coast line. The pools are fairly small and the beach is pretty much not existent, but you have access to the water and a beach within walking distance (north or south). Overall the location was perfect for exploring Maui, there was some construction at the resort, but it only caused a few issues with the parking. The sunsets from the condo were awesome and the access to the ABC store was perfect. If you are looking for a high-end resort then this is not the place, but if you want a good mid-range condo in a great location then this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Amazing Views!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Papakea condo! The resort was beautiful and the condo had the most amazing views. Can't beat it's oceanfront location! Mimi was wonderful to work with and had every detail mapped out prior to our visit, which was very comforting.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Everett, WA

A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from spending 10 days in Jim and Mimi’s beautiful rental. It is absolutely everything in the photos and then some! We having been going to Maui for over 20 years and BY far this is the very best place we have stayed. The view is amazing. The room has been updated and it’s perfect. The loft even has a commanding view of the ocean. Yes, there are stairs; we are in our fifties and made it up and down no problem. One of my favorite things was everything is marked so there is no chance of not understanding how the TV works (if you can take your eyes of the ocean) what light switches are where and how to run all appliances.

The closet is stocked with awesome Tommy Bahama lawn chairs, boogie boards, golf putters for the grounds. There were plenty of towels for the bathroom and wonderfully large beach towels for your use. We wanted for nothing while we stayed there but more time!

The sunsets were spectacular and from the deck if you are up early enough you can see the sun peaking up over the horizon.

There strip mall across the street has about everything gone could need and an ABC store with a great deli. Pools were warm and hot tub perfect.

This is the only place we stay from here on out. If you are thinking of booking it, do it before your dates are taken. You won’t regret a minute of your time.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breath taking view!

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing! Everything was as described & the photos are spot on! Mimi, the owner, explained everything, leaving nothing to second guess. She even gave us a list of their favorite restaurant, etc. Yes, the Seawall construction was going on, however with the exception of a few hours during the day, we were not disturbed. My favorite part was falling asleep to the crashing waves all night long!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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You won't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

I found this ad while trying to find an economical alternative to the resorts nearby. After this vacation, I will always check VRBO first.

Mimi was great from my very first contact with her, even following up with me post trip. She was a joy to rent from, very forthcoming with information, tips and recommendations for places to go and things to see. Expedited sea wall construction was planned during my stay and she let me know as soon as she knew and offered us options. Due to her honest feedback and research, we chose to stay here anyway and we are so glad we did! The resort itself is immaculate and the unit itself is a amazing. it was stocked with everything we needed. There are well placed notes letting us know how things worked and where to find certain items. We had breakfast on the lanai most mornings, watching the whales and their babies breaching directly in front of us. We ate dinner there as well one night , taking advantage of the guest use grills in the pool area. I cannot rave enough about the sunrises and sunsets from the lanai!

The unit is located on the 4th floor, overlooking the ocean. There are elavators, so this is not an issue for handicapped or mobility impaired folks. Under the stairwells on the ground floor are luggage carts ( like the ones found at the airport) to help get your bags up to the unit. There is a master bedroom on the main level and another bedroom in the loft. Ceiling fans as well as portable fans throughout to keep you cool.

I highly recommend staying here. Mimi is wonderful to deal with, the property is great. You cannot beat the location. My one regret was that we filled our time with so many activities that we didn't have enough time to enjoy all that the resort and the unit had to offer! We would definitely rent from Mimi again for our next trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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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


Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Value Season
Aug 16 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 High Season
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Medium season
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Low Season
Apr 17 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Medium Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Low Season
Aug 16 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Medium Season
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Medium Season
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Low Season
Apr 16 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Medium Season
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Low Season
Aug 16 2018 - Nov 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Medium Season
Nov 18 2018 - Dec 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 5 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Checkout cleaning charge $150
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.
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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