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Surf Bungalow at Puamana Gated Beachfront Community in Lahaina 12-4

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,030 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The quintessential quiet 'Old Hawaii' plantation era experience, in a gated beachfront community, with private beach and surf break. Our Puamana bungalow (12-4) is in a perfect interior community location, close to the historic 1920's era clubhouse and across from the tennis courts, just steps from the ocean. Our quiet getaway is a two bedroom, two bathroom corner unit town home, recently completely remodeled and decorated with tropical plantation furnishings. It has an expanded, private covered lanai, as well as tile flooring throughout. We have gorgeous plantation style chairs and furniture, a bright, new 42 inch LCD LED flat screen TV, and we are away from busy roads and the front gate. The kitchen now has granite countertops and a granite bar as well as dark solid wood cabinets. The upstairs loft has fabulous bright eco flooring and the bathrooms have all new vanities and the ceiling fans and light fixtures have all been redone as well.

Our bungalow is just 50 yards from the ocean, just a short walk with your board to Puamana's secret private surf breaks. Our place is close to the 'Ocean Pool,' which literally touches the ocean, which does not exist anywhere else in Hawaii. We love to sneak out at night to swim, and look out at the ships on the ocean and enjoy the tropical night breeze. Watching the sunset from the wide plantation clubhouse verandah, with the large palm trees along our beach, out to the island of Lanai, is an experience that cannot be replicated by any hotel or resort.

We don't know of any other place in Hawaii where you can essentially leave your car behind, and walk or bike from our bungalow to a place like historic Lahaina town, wander along the harbor and shops, and then go back at night for the vibrant tropical restaurants and galleries.

More than that, our bungalow captures the best spirit of this unique private community, which is unlike any other in Hawaii. When you come through the gate, time seems to slow down and you enter a forgotten era, of a historic Hawaiian plantation with its lush, manicured grounds. There are no high rises here. People drive slowly and use bicycles. We provide a relaxing place to read your book on our spacious lanai, or saunter over to our favorite room at the 1920's era clubhouse, and just sit in the plantation library and peruse the books on its floor to ceiling bookshelves.

Our bungalow has a new king bed in the large master suite downstairs, with a private bath and large TV in the room. The upstairs loft has two twin beds on one side and a queen bed on the other, with a TV upstairs for kids or guests. We provide plentiful linens, covers, towels, and pillows. There is ample air conditioning, with all three units, placed in the living room, master suite, and the upstairs loft. The kitchen is fully appointed for even gourmet cooks, with a complete set of dishware, silverware, utensils, cookware, and even a Cuisinart. ID #41447670-01

Keywords: Oceanfront, Lahaina Beach House, Maui Beachfront Rental, Bungalow, Surfing, Private Gated Community with Plantation Era Clubhouse, Private Beach, Puamana

More Details

Natalie Moog
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Why Natalie Moog chose Lahaina

We have a family with kids. We wanted a place where they could have fun and be safe, and we didn't have to drive them around. We've been coming to Maui for ten years, and have never found a place quite like this. We don't like high rises or hotels very much, and most condo complexes seem nondescript to us. We wanted something more like a home, but with the feel of a very special resort. We were very fortunate to find a large, recently remodeled unit away from the road, in this community. It is also rare to find a freshly expanded corner unit available on this property. We wanted an easy to use bungalow which had the unique advantage of a beach and surf break within walking distance, and was also safe for our children to ride bikes around, since everyone drives slowly in Puamana. We love to ride our bikes and walk, and this place feels like more of a vacation since we don't have to drive. Lahaina being so close makes for an easy night out to dinner or galleries or the theater.

What makes this bungalow unique

My typical day includes waking up early to go surfing, coming back to our bungalow for coffee, then riding my bike to Lahaina for the paper, and then eating breakfast at our bungalow or by the ocean. We then spend our day swimming in any of the three different pools, particularly taking our kids to the big children's pool in Puamana, and sometimes reading or walking around in Lahaina. Then we might play in the ocean in the afternoon or make dinner or get take out and walk over to the clubhouse to watch the sunset.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay here very much. We were able to see whales from the beach area! Our boys enjoyed the tennis court and the lanai. We used the boogie boards at DT Flemmings Beach. So much fun!


John-Paul, Katie, Ben and Alex
Feb 2015
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Lahaina Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1030 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) New Sealy Posturepedic Bed with 400 Thread Count, 100% Egyptian Cotton Sateen Sheets, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Freshly remodeled and redecorated with key inside Puamana location, 50 yards from the Beach and Private Surf Break, Quiet interior location within Puamana, Close to the Historic Plantation Clubhouse, Directly across from tennis courts, Away from all road noise and the gate, Very quiet and private lanai


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Surf Bungalow at Puamana Gated Beachfront Community in Lahaina 12-4
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 59 reviews

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the home, the location, the subtle touches to make sure it felt homey, and the communication with the owner. It was a great stay and we would do it again as it was much nicer to have our own place than be in a resort with large amounts of people.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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los angeles

Amazing spot!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great experience here. Everything went very smoothly. House was clean and located steps from the water. Couldn’t have asked for more!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, Arizona, Southwest, USA

Awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time in your unit and now have memories they’ll never forget.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Location

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the location, it was short walk to the beach where we could enjoy a quiet morning swim. The kitchen was a bit small with no pantry storage, but it worked out since we really didn't eat many meals there.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Puamana is the best!

  • 5 of 5

We keep returning to Puamana to soak up the Maui sun and surf. The Surf Bungalow is by far one of our favorite units we've stayed in. The bungalow is perfectly appointed and is in a great location. Each morning after a cup of Maui coffee, we would take SUPs down to the private beach to paddle up the coast towards Lahaina town. Our workout had beautiful views of the West Maui mountains, turtles, and clear blue ocean! Our teenage son loved hanging out in the shore break at the beach each day, wishing he knew how to surf. So we took a surf lesson - which they made sure you got up on a wave. Great fun! After being in the sun most of the day, I loved hanging out on the quite lanai to read and take a nap before sunset. My husband would go back out on the SUP to practice surfing the nice break just offshore. Then back down to the beach or clubhouse for happy hour and watching the sunset. Which was spectacular each night! A quick walk up to Lahaina town for dinner, then home to sleep and do it all again..... Thank you Natalie and Matt for sharing your lovely bungalow with us. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxed vacation home . Great place to unwind.

  • 4 of 5

Nice property . Peaceful . Quiet. Loved having a pool on property . We spent a lot of time on lanai eating breakfast and a few cocktails in the evening. Used the grill several times. Walk to town not to bad but road can get busy at times and not really anywhere to walk but we did do it several times. Kool Kats had great burgers and make sure you stop at Leodas ( not in the town ) it was a hit with both the adults and kids known for their pie but their real food was delicious . Airport beach was a hit also . Snorkeling was good and there is grass areas to sit if you don't want to be directly on the sand . The home had everything we needed. Beds were comfortable and air worked great. I'd put it on in the evening to cool it down then turn it off and stayed cool all night . Loved the tile thru out the unit and lanai it was cool and clean unlike carpet . Everything went smoothly and owners seem very nice . Would totally recommend a stay at Puamana!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Kahalui, Maui
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lahaina, Maui
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
kaanapali beach
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lahaina, Maui
Car: recommended

Oceanfront,surfing,Whale Watching, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Boogie Boarding, Ocean Kayaking, Ocean Canoeing, Art Galleries, restaurants, shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
parking fee 10/day $72.8
Cleaning Fee $170 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

The resort/parking fee is 10/day plus a 4% sales tax. There is parking for 1 car. For international credit card users please pay through Paypal or check.
Also Vrbo is charging a new service fee to vacationers. It provides extra protection for you. Email me though if you would like to pay by check and receive a discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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