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Maui on a Budget - Large Plantation Home near Beach, Dec $99/night Special

Bedrooms 2
Space 928 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Why spend an extra $50 - $200 per night on where you sleep? Why not spend that extra money whale watching, snorkeling, fishing, dining, or experiencing Maui's endless activities?

Take advantage of the most affordable vacation rental in West Maui. This cute, spacious, and very clean 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home is located in beautiful Napili on the oceanside of the Lower Rd. The two bedrooms include a master bedroom with a Posturepedic Queen bed, and a second room with a trundle bed (beds can be joined to make a king bed or split to make 2 twins). This quiet home offers a fully furnished kitchen, and very spacious living and dining room areas, everything you need to be comfortable without the outrageous cost.

This plantation home sits on a large 10,000 square foot property with plumeria, guava, mango, papaya, and banana trees. A five minute walk takes you to a beautiful, quiet beach where sunsets are magnificent. A 10 minute walk takes you to the Napili Plaza where all the ameniites (post office, ATM, grocery store, restaurants, pharmacy, beauty salon, and snorkel set rentals) are available. A Weber gas BBQ and a washer/drier are also at your disposal. Depending on what is fruiting in the garden or on the trees, fresh fruits and veggies may also be available.

The property owner, a doctoral graduate in marine biology, lives in a studio connected to the main house. If he is not off-island on a research cruise in some remote part of the world, he would be happy to advise you on where to experience the best of Maui's underwater beauty. Four hens, affectionately known as "Salt", "Brown Sugar", "Peeps" and "Cheeps" roam the backyard during the daytime and roost in the coupe at night. The inside of the coupe is monitored with a small security camera by the owner so he can keep tabs on the health and well being of his baby girls when on travel. No roosters, so you barely know they are there and they are a lot of fun to watch. "Kuma" and "Yuki" are the two most beautiful and friendly cats you will ever meet. Understandably, if you don't like animals, no need to apply.

This can be your home away from home while you explore all the beauty of Maui.

Maui County Permit # BBWM 201210001

Keywords: affordable, plantation home, near beach, spacious, clean, BBQ, laundry, ocean view, quiet, plumeria, guava, mango, banana, tropical

More Details

Mark Deakos
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Mark Deakos

Welcome to my beautiful home. I'm originally from Montreal, Canada, but found my paradise here on Maui where I have lived for the past 17 years. I am a marine biologist having spent the better part of my last 20 years studying whales and dolphins all over the world. More recently I obtained my doctoral degree learning about Maui's manta rays. Now I spend most of my time devoted to my non-profit, The Hawaii Association for Marine Education and Research, Inc., pursuing its mission to preserve Hawaii precious marine resources through sound research and education. I look forward to telling you all about the beauty of the underwater world available to you just offshore of my beautiful home.

Mark Deakos purchased this house in 2004

Why Mark Deakos chose Lahaina

I spent the past 17 years studying the endangered humpback whale here in Maui, the best place in the world to study them on their breeding ground. Where else would anyone want to buy a home?

What makes this house unique

The home is located on 10,000 square feet with beautiful plumeria, guava, mango, and banana trees. It is 15 minutes north of Lahaina, close enough to gain access to all their activities and restaurants while enjoying the tranquility and beauty of the upper west side. The sunsets are spectacular from the beach only a 5 min walk from the house. Bring a beach chair, a beverage, and soak in the beauty. A ten minute walk up the hill is Napili market where the post office, grocery store, ATM, and restaurants are available for your convenience. Or stop in at Boss Frog's for some affordable snorkel gear and enjoy the many turtles, fish, and beautiful corals. In the winter months, listen closely and you just might hear humpback whales singing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the hospitality and for helping us have a wonderful vacation on Maui.
May 2011
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Lahaina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 928 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) This is a Trundle bed that can be used as two single twins or joined as a King bed., Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) An infant playpen is available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room has a futon that can be used as a bed to sleep 2 persons. The guest room has a Trundle bed that can be used as two separate twins or joined to form a King bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
A fold-away playpen on wheels and beach toys are also available for those with very young children.


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Maui on a Budget - Large Plantation Home near Beach, Dec $99/night Special
average rating of 4.6413045 based on 94 reviews

Great place to stay! Staying the longer, the better!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Almost every household items are well equipped. Strong recommendation for the longer stay to get the most out of it.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A bright and spacious second home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mark and Tracy for welcoming us into your home. We had a wonderful stay. The house felt like a second home where our family of four could rest, relax, and have a genuine experience (read "not a resort"). The house has everything to accommodate our vacation; there are even beach toys, mats and towels. We enjoyed the spacious layout and brightness, and the garden where we could let our kids play and explore.

We were treated with delicious fresh eggs and produce from the garden. We also received great advice on local beaches, hikes and eateries.

The house was a great base for exploring the island. It is close to groceries and beaches. Lahaina is only 10-15 minutes away.

We highly recommend staying there.


  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Munich, Germany

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mark & Tracy, once again, we absolutely enjoyed our stay in your lovely home. It really feels like being home. We enjoyed the great company of Yuki, Kuma, Brown Sugar, Salt and Cheaps. The proximity of the house to Napili, Kapalua or DT Fleming beach is a great plus. Snorkeling or watching surfers is great fun. Lahaina is also quite close. The house is equipped very well to make it a great place to enjoy holidays. We are very much looking forward to be back soon...Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sebastopol, CA

Paradise in Napali

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here, the place had everything we needed to accommodate our family of 4. The location is a beautiful part of the island and I loved to listen to the birds and chickens in the mornings with my cup of coffee. Thanks Mark for everything and we’ll definitely be back next time we are in Maui!


Lauren, Javier, Santiago and Sierra

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milwaukie, OR

Roomy and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here (September 15-27, 2017) and it's the perfect type of vacation rental we look for when we travel. It is exactly what we expected after reading the VRBO ad on our first trip two years ago. The house is very roomy for two people. After a day at the beach or out sightseeing, it's nice to sit in the backyard and relax with a cool drink while you watch the hens go about their business. We enjoyed having Yuki and Kuma come around to hang out with us.

The location is very convenient for everything for West Maui--various beaches, Lahaina is 15-20 minutes away, Kaanapali maybe 10 minutes, two grocery stores (Times seemed less expensive than Napili Market), and the farmer's market in Honokowai. Maalaea Harbor was about 30-35 minutes away. The trips to central Maui and upcountry never seemed like long drives.

The beach chairs, beach towels, mats, and umbrella make a trip to the beach more enjoyable.

We still have not met Mark as he was away this time too (maybe next time Mark) but Tracy was there and she was very helpful with directions and generous with eggs and produce from the garden. Mahalo Tracy!

In reading past reviews, there are two issues people complained about that were not a problem for us. One is the traffic noise. The speed limit on the road is 20mph so the traffic noise never bothered us. And it was never like there was a lot of traffic to begin with, and it really dies down at night. The second thing is pulling out of the driveway. We just drive into the carport to park. When we leave, we just back onto the grass and then pull out going forward. Easy.

The beach "next door", fronting the Kahana Sunset, is great for a pre-sunset swim and for watching the sunset.

Thanks again for another great Maui vacation, David and Tammie, Milwaukie, Oregon

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Perfect vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

While not fancy, this cottage was ideal for our family. Our kids loved having a yard, especially with chickens and cats. The owner was helpful. The beds were comfortable. The location is great. Excellent value.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Kapalua Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Maui Brewing Co.
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Lahaina Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mama's Rib's & Rotisserie
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kahana Sunset
Car: not necessary

Whale Watching, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $75
Tax Rate 13.25%

If you are booking within 2 weeks of your checkin date, the rate is only $75/night! There is a 13.40% Hawaii sales and transient accommodation tax and a cleaning fee of $130 added on.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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