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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,127 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm, (6 max.)

NON- SMOKING, Honokeana Cove unit 217 is located in one of the most picturesque settings on Maui. Unit 217 is just 50' from the private steps to the Honokeana Cove, one of the best snorkeling areas on Maui and home to about twenty giant green sea turtles. Only a 4-5 minute walk to Napili Beach, for beach activities, Kapalua, for golf, tennis. Dining is "at your door step" and Kaanapali is just minutes away. Surfing Little Makaha and Hole-in-the-head are popular sites located at the mouth of Honokeana Cove. The Cove has become a mecca for paddle boards.

Amenities include

* This DELUXE end unit has many extra windows for the Hawaiian trade winds.

* Island decor with all the modern conveniences


* Heated pool

* Over sized lanai with dining table, 5 chairs, 2 foot stools and coffee table

* 3 bedroom 2 bath- may be configured as a 1 or 2 bdrm 2 bath

* Memory foam on all beds

* Complimentary crib and high chair upon request.

* Enjoy barbecuing at one of three gas grills overlooking the Cove

* Hotel type room safes located in closets in master and loft bedrooms

* Key less entry door lock. Program to your personal 3-6 digit code

* Private RESERVED parking for one auto

* Flat screen TV with built in DVD/CD player

* Misc. CDs and DVDs

* US Divers Snorkel gear for six

* Snorkeling foot ware

* Step right into the ocean for unsurpassed snorkeling

* Boogie boards-2

* Inflatable rafts - 7' dia. "fun Island"

* Electric air pump for easy inflating and deflating

* Beach umbrella

* Beach towels

* Coin op laundry facilities at both ends of the complex

* Quarter dispenser located in laundry room by office


*FREE internet

* FREE long distance to mainland, Canada and Alaska

* Super quiet Bosch dishwasher

* NEW Side by side refrigerator/ freezer w/ thru the door filtered chilled water & Crushed or cubed ice.

* Comfortable seating for six in the living room

* Dining area seating for 4

* Ironing board and iron in master bedroom closet

* Become a Honokeana Cove 217 Alumni and receive a 10% discount on future bookings!

* After a long airline flight, enjoy a complimentary chilled bottle of special label wine along with cheese and crackers while viewing your first Hawaiian sunset from your private lanai.

Keywords: Honokeana Cove,, Air Conditioned, reserved parking, internet, wifi, deluxe, view, sunsets, pool, barbecues, laundry, 3 bedroom, West Maui, Napili, surfing, Kapalua, turtles, snorkeling

More Details

Carrie & Graham Varnell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Carrie & Graham Varnell

Grandson Graham & his wife, Carrie, currently manage

the property for grandparents, Pat & Bill Varnell. Graham is the owner/broker of Suburban Realty located in Anchorage, Alaska. His sister-in-law, Yuki, is fluent in Japanese and helps our Japanese guests that need assistance..

What makes this condo unique

Booked guests automatically become an alumni' and participate in our Alumni Program. Alumni guests receive a 10% discount on future bookings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Whether you want to sit in the sun, read while listening to the sound of the waves or be on the move from morning until night this is the place to be. There is no better snorkeling anywhere than right here at the cove and it is right out side your door. Sea turtles are always there and they enjoy sunning themselves on the rocks of the cove. This unit has a fully equipped kitchen, a nice living room and two bedrooms. The lanai is the perfect place to drink your morning coffee. The condo has a pool and gas grills. We love spending time there. A great sandy beach is just a block away. This is a fantastic place.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Apr 2014
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
West Maui Airport (JHM) Kahalui Airport (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sea House
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sandy Napili Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf & Tennis
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandy Napili Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Super Surfing
Nearest Point of Interest
Night Life & Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
Napili Grocery Mkt.
Nearest Point of Interest
Famous Blow Hole
Car: recommended

Honokeana Cove is one of Maui's best snorkeling areas and home to about 20 giant see turtles Honokeana Cove Resort is a secure gated property with direct access to the Cove for swimming, surfing, paddle boarding and snorkeling.


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1127 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • CANCELLATIONS: See rental Agreement for detailed policy
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower , Located in loft area
    Main level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level between Master & twin bedrooms. Paddle fan
  • Hair dryers located in both bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , Loft area with bath
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Crib and hi chair avail upon request at no extra charge
  • Cal King size bed w/NEW Novafoam® Gel memory foam is located in the main level Master bedroom, Queen size Bed w/ NEW Novafoam® Gel memory foam is located in the loft bedroom, Twin beds in the main level second bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Fold up crib is available at no charge upon request.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Key pad entry to secure, gated grounds. Free reserved parking space for 217, eRentalLock keyless entry system using your personal 3-6 digit code, fully equipped, ceiling paddle fans in living room, dining area, kitchen, all bedrooms and lower bath. Portable air conditioners are located in the living room, dining area, loft, twin bedroom and master bedroom.


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average rating of 4.65 based on 22 reviews
Alberta, Canada

Location is second to none! Old school Maui at its finest!

  • 5 of 5

If you want brand new sparkling Granite and marble then this is NOT the place for you! If you come to Maui for the abundant sea life, the world class snorkeling, the amazing scenery, the exciting boogieboarding and the seventies pace of life, this is the perfect place for you. We stayed with 4 adults and 2 kids and this place was magical! We were in the water less than five minutes and we had a whole family of turtles around us!! Amazing!! After having visited the Maui Ocean Centre, we now had an idea of what we were going to see in the water and we were not disappointed!! Dealing with the Varnells was a totally positive experience all the way through the booking process! They were very willing to let us in a little earlier as we were moving from another place and had food. A bottle of wine and snacks were awaiting us on our arrival, which was very much appreciated! I will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Karen, Thank you for the "seventies pace" comment. We all like to remember the OLD HAWAII of days gone by and the serenity an relaxation of the past. When you return, remember that as Alumni of 217, you will enjoy the alumni discount of 10%. Thanks again for the review, Mahalo, Graham
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Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this unit in mid-September with my son and 4 year old grandson, and I highly recommend it. It had 3 bedrooms, so we each had our space and it was very clean and had everything we needed. The location can't be beat. It's beautiful and to be able to wake up each morning and watch the honu feed in the cove was wonderful. The snorkeling in the cove is great as well, and it was so nice to just be able to walk out the door and into the water. This complex is small and intimate and seemed to be very family oriented. I do recommend this unit, especially to those with children.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Gorgeous View, Amazing Snorkeling! Lisa S.

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this condo with 3 adults and 2 teens. From the moment we booked it, we found the owners to be wonderful to work with. They were very helpful and always answered our emails quickly. The location is great - this cove has some of the best snorkeling on the island with many types of fish and lots of sea turtles. It's also great for swimming or paddle boarding! There is a large storage chest on the deck filled with boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach toys and other beach items. It's an easy walk to Napili Bay (which has a lovely, sandy beach) and several great restaurants (The Gazebo and Sea House). As other reviewers have mentioned, the condo is dated but is very clean. It was lovely to have air conditioning! We found it to be a little crowded with 5 adult-sized guests (there seemed to be a lot of lamps - I'm guessing they were moved around to make space for the air conditioners? Perhaps taking a couple of the floor lamps out would make it a little easier to get around - not a deal breaker at all, just feedback!) and the spiral staircase is tough to get a large piece of luggage up and down, so guests should be aware of that. Overall our stay was great - we had an awesome week and made memories to last a lifetime. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. There is a pulley to assist in getting larger suitcases to the loft. This info is in the helpful hints that come with directions to the condo. We will attach a note about the pulley to the gate code info that is sent a week or so before arrival. Hopefully, this may help guests to remember the pulley. Bill
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location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

This three bedroom condo worked great for this mom and her two near-grown sons -- lots of room and privacy for us to be on our own when we wanted to. We have stayed in the Napili area a number of times but never at Honokeana Cove. We loved being able to have such easy access to the best snorkeling on the island. We did use the air conditioning as the unit is partially blocked by another unit in front of it so it does not get the full benefit of the trade winds. There is a steep and narrow spiral staircase leading to the bedroom loft which would be a challenge for the very young or very old or anyone unsteady on their feet. The unit has not been renovated but is clean, well-stocked, with everything in good working order. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tired Teachers

  • 1 of 5

The Honokeana Cove is a fabulous location! I had visited a friend staying in a one bedroom unit a few years ago. The owners of this condo were sweet and kind. They delivered all of the necessary information to us of how to get in, codes and such. However this three bedroom condo is in sad shape. It is outdated and dirty. We needed to purchase basic supplies like toilet paper and paper towels. There is mold in the downstairs shower and the mat should be thrown away. The upstairs shower's surface is deteriorating. The soap was scratchy. The sliding door was very difficult to open and close. The spiral staircase going up to the loft was so narrow that we were unable to bring our suitcase upstairs. The refrigerator did not have any shelves on the door, so we were short on space. The linen service did not leave us large bath towels or wash cloths when they came mid stay, and there were no bath mats when you exited the shower. The downstairs shower curtain fell down when no one was even in the barhroom. The painting on the walls are so old they have faded and have no color. The topper were the fake plants, they are so old they are falling apart. At first we were going to give them water because they looked like they were dead, but then we realized they were fake plants. This place needs to be fixed up and updated. This was the only three bedroom unit available when we were trying to book. It is one of three units here that is privately owned. We paid more to stay in this condo then the other units owned by the site property management. At night you could see the beautiful updated units in this cove. Units with remodeled kitchens, beautiful furniture, freshly painted walls, bright colored bedspreads...We were very disappointed. Yes, you only really need a place to lay your head at night because hey, you are in Hawaii, but you expect more comfort. We have already booked our return trip for next year in the same location, but sadly it is not this unit.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I spoke with the guest during their stay regarding a chirping gecko and she did not mention any '"deficiencies". I do not understand where she is coming from as the unit was professionally deep cleaned immediately prior to their occupancy. It was spotless. As for having to purchase bath tissue and paper towels, there were 12 rolls of bath tissue in the lower bath cabinet and experience has shown that the one new roll of paper towels provided is normally sufficient. Her comment about needing upgrading is subjective as all units are decorated by owners to their own personal tastes. We do not like stark white walls and granite counters. Paint on walls faded. The walls are natural redwood stained with semi-transparent oil stain and DO NOT have a painted look. You are supposed to see the wood grain and if painted would destroy this effect. Information was provided regarding a pulley that is available to get oversized luggage to and from the loft. Maui Glass temporarily repaired the sliding door to open and close easily pending a new sliding door that will be here in August. The refrigerator is new ( 2 yrs. old) and has FOUR shelves on the door. Three were okay. Someone had broken the gallon bottle shelf and removed it. A new shelf is on order. On the weekly linen service, 6 sets were replaced. The beach towels were not replaced as they were folded like the maid service folds them and presumed clean. A new glass sliding shower door was installed on July 3, so falling rods will no longer be a problem. I will give her the complaint regarding the fake trees, we have discarded them. Regarding rental rates, 217 is the only 3 bedroom unit that is fully air conditioned, hence, the increased rate. This review certainly is out of sync with our 4.8/5.0 rating from other guests. Bill Varnell Owner
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Best Kept Secret on Maui

  • 4 of 5

Honokeana Cove is the best location on Maui. Terrific views of the cove and Molokai, Turtles everywhere you look in the cove and a laid back, quiet charm that is becoming harder to find. Our family of 5, including three teenagers, had all the room we needed and the owners did everything they could to make our stay as simple as stress free as possible....they communicated with us regularly in advance of our stay to ensure we had everything we needed to gain access to the unit and they even left us a nice bottle of wine as a welcoming gift, which was a nice touch. We would certainly go back when we next plan a trip to Maui.

The Green Family.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kevin, Thank you for the great review. Our maid said that you left the condo in great shape. Remember that your future bookings will include our alumni discount. Thank you for your helping to trouble shoot the faulty A/C unit and your cooperation in getting a new one installed promptly. Mahalo, Graham
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Alumni Discount $0
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Move-out Cleaning fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

DISCOUNTS - Alumni 10%%

HOLIDAY SEASON- 50% when booked. Full payment due on September 1. Non-refundable unless rebooked.

Complimentary weekly linen service for stays of 14 nights or more.

Maximum occupancy 6 people
Hawaii State TAT #TA-175-058-5344-01
Rental Agreement and Confirmation Form visit

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.