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2 Bedroom Renovated Oceanview - Steps to the Pool and Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

FABULOUS LOCATION - Just 50 steps to the pool, the hot tub and the BBQ’s and 100 steps to the ocean-front lounge chairs. Grab a cool drink and head out to watch the sun set between Molokai and Lanai. Bring your binoculars for excellent whale watching December to May or use the ones we supply in the condo.

CONVENIENT - Papakea Resort enjoys an outstanding Maui site and our unit is one of the very best locations within the complex. While some people may initially prefer a higher unit hoping for a view, our ground floor unit offers a number of advantages; the convenience of not climbing stairs several times a day, the ability to go out your lanai door directly to the pool and ocean instead of a trip around the back of the building. The ease of access to the BBQ’s means your food stays hot on the way back to your lanai. Once people try our unit, they seldom go back to a balcony property.

TOP QUALITY - Units in Papakea vary widely in condition. They range from some units that haven’t been updated since the 80’s, to ours which was totally renovated in 2010 using top quality materials and fixtures.

• Tile floors throughout for a cool, clean, easy-care environment.

• New cabinets in kitchen and bathrooms of African mahogany accented with exotic Jarra wood. Granite counter tops complete the executive look and feeling of quality.

• Kitchen is fully equipped with all the cutlery, gadgets and tools you need to feel right at home.

• Entertainment center features a large flat screen LCD TV, a Sony PlayStation 3 for DVD movies and games and a CD player with iPod dock for your music. Each bedroom also has a TV.

• Master suite features a king bed, large vanity with double sinks, a large tiled shower with double shower heads and a high tech “washlet” style toilet popular in upper-class Japanese households.

• Latest technology zone air conditioning. Many Papakea units that have A/C have a single window style unit in the living room (50% of Maui oceanfront condos have none). Our new style allows each bedroom and the living room/kitchen to be cooled independently. This not only saves on the environment by allowing less use of the A/C but ensures you can quickly cool your sleeping area for a good nights rest.

• Second bedroom features a queen bed plus a twin. Washroom has a new tiled shower and vessel style sink.

• Free wireless internet access throughout the resort.

This is our vacation home so appliances, kitchenware and amenities are being constantly replaced or upgraded to ensure everyone, renters and owners , enjoy their vacation.

PEACEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL - Papakea is a quiet, well-maintained, family friendly resort that offers the peaceful beauty and an oceanfront location that is the reason people come to Hawaii. Major food store, restaurants and most of the services you want on holidays are within walking distance. Lahaina town is a short drive away with the shops and restaurants of Whalers Village half way between.

ACTIVITIES - Lots to do in and around Papakea. The resort features lighted tennis courts for guest use, a large well maintained putting green in the central park area right outside your door and various pool and exercise activities such as yoga and fitness instruction in the pool area. Tour arrangements can be made with on-site staff.

Keywords: Condominium, oceanfront, renovated, 2 bedroom, Papakea, value, tennis

More Details

Property Manager
Don Gibson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Don Gibson

We are a group of people that love travel and have joined together to share vacation property around the world. We take pride in keeping our vacation homes comfortable and well equipped, not only for our personal use but our friends, family and renting guests.

Don Gibson purchased this condo in 2009

Why Don Gibson chose West Maui

The low-rise buildings and lush, well maintained gardens of Papakea attracted us immediately. Only after staying here did we realize how convenient the location is to Lahaina, golf and restaurants. On vacation we appreciate the quiet, relaxing and secure ambience of Papakea and as owners we appreciate how well the property is looked after by everyone.

What makes this condo unique

At first we were looking for a high balcony location for the view, but after staying in the groundfloor unit we loved the convenience and quick access to all facilities. We like to travel with friends so the two bathrooms mean each couple has privacy and convenience. Papakea is so peaceful and relaxing, but lots of activities and excitement to be found around Maui.


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) A queen and a single bed in bdrm 2, Twin or Single Beds (1) A single bed is in Bdrm 2 along with a Queen size,.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

2 Bedroom Renovated Oceanview - Steps to the Pool and Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how very much we enjoyed our stay in this unit at Papakea! Our family included me, my husband, our 3 year old son, and my husband's parents. The unit was perfect for us with the 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed for us and twin bed for our son and the other with the king bed for our parents, and the two full bathrooms. Good sized kitchen and living space, washer and dryer, and all the other things you could possibly need: dishes, utensils, bbq tools, spices, towels, beach toys and life jacket for my little one, golf putters and balls for the putting green, beach umbrellas, folding chairs, boogie boards, and the list goes on. The unit is in the perfect location on the ground floor right by the pool and BBQs with a great view of the ocean from the lanai, which was where I spent my mornings enjoying a cup of coffee before my son got up. My only minor complaint is that the air conditioning unit makes noise on the lanai, but it was worth it to have air conditioning throughout the condo. Also, we could hear a few people at night walking by the bedroom as the unit is by the elevator, but no biggie. What a beautiful resort, too! This is probably my favorite place I've stayed in on Maui, and I've stayed in multiple condos on Kaanapali beach. I loved that it was only 4 stories so felt much smaller than the high rise condos and resorts. The two big open court yards made it feel so spacious. Two pool areas with BBQs, hot tubs, and cabanas by the ocean. Our pool was heated and very comfortable for our son. Sunsets viewed from the ocean wall were absolutely stunning. Quick walk to get to a beach, too. It's a very quick drive to Kaanapali and you can park for free in Whalers Village. It's also a short drive into Lahaina, and we love going there for shopping and dining. There's a great little shopping area right across the street from the resort with some dining options (you must try Slappy Cakes!) and a grocery store decently priced for Maui. We even had to make use of the urgent care right there when our son came down with a fever. I really can't say enough about this unit and Papakea. We had such a wonderful trip. Also, Don the owner was GREAT to work with! Very kind, quick to respond to questions, quick with paperwork, and helpful. Stay here, you won't regret it I promise!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ground floor location unbeatableed

  • 5 of 5

After 24 hours of travel, we were immediately at ease when we stepped in to the apartment. It was fantastically equipped with everything we needed, from the coffee machine to the sporting equipment. The owners are spot on about a ground floor unit - it made the resort amenities so accessible and usable, with resort barbecues just a stone-throw away we were able to enjoy evening bbq meals on the lanai - it'd be hard to go back to a non-ground floor apartment in a resort style setup such as Papakea. The apartment really helped make our visit to Maui memorable. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is in the perfect location on Maui. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! This is a great property! We were so grateful for the bedroom a/c as the famous trade winds were uncharacterisitcally non existent the week we were there! It made for very calm waters but very warm and humid nights. We loved the grassy areas right up to the beach wall. I want to bring my grand kids back to this spot!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maui 2013

  • 5 of 5

This property is wonderful for any visitor to Maui. The location of this complex and unit is spectacular. Very clean and maintained unit. The extras that are provided such as boogey boards, beach chairs, putters and games for the kids is a bonus. All the cooking utensils you will ever need are provided.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Condo and location

  • 5 of 5

Great condo- 1st floor location a huge benefit for families with kids. Clean, in good shape, pics accurate. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the kind words on our property but appreciate even more having such a great guest. Mr. K. took time to advise me on some minor issues he found in the condo and completed a couple of small repairs himself. Taking care of someones else's property like it was your own makes a better experience for everyone. Thanks Scott. We look forward to having you back!
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Victoria, BC

This Unit Rates an Ono!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with three long time friends. First time on Maui for 2 of us. The condo was exactly as described and much nicer than some of the other units we looked at in the complex - we even gave the owners contact info to other families we met in the complex. All the amenities we needed. Loved being on the ground floor for easy access to the BBQ, beach and boardwalk. The location of the unit meant the lanai was nicely shaded for most of the day and the sunsets were fabulous to watch. The whole property was well-maintained and secure. Close [walk or drive] to the many great beaches in Kaanapali and Napili. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Kahalui Airport
Nearest Beach
125 Metres
Ka'anapali Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Value Season
May 15 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Value Season
Aug 16 2017 - Nov 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 13.42%

Papakea Oceanside Resort collects a daily Facilities Fee from all guests at the rate of $17.00 per day per unit to a maximum of 10 days. This helps cover expenses of maintaining the resort and the various guest services. The Resort Fee is collected upon check-out directly from the guest, is paid to the Papakea resort and is over and above the rental charges listed here.
If your inquiry is within 90 days of your arrival full payment is due to confirm booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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