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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 928 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Mark Deakos
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

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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Map

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,

Amenities

Lahaina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 928 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
A fold-away playpen on wheels and beach toys are also available for those with very young children.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(88 traveler reviews)

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Maui on a Budget - Large Plantation Home near Beach, Dec $99/night Special
average rating of 4.625 based on 90 reviews
Milwaukie, OR
5

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
5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

House was adorable! Very clean and had everything you would need on vacation

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here! It's nothing fancy but we liked being in a neighborhood home instead of a resort. Best part for us was having the kitchen which was equipped with everything you would need for cooking. There was also a bunch of beach toys, mats and umbrellas and beach towels, which was really nice. The master bed was very comfortable as well. Cute neighborhood, very close to lots of cute places to eat and grocery. I left off a star because there was no AC and it was very hot but he provided lots of fans to help stay cool. Great place overall!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chandler, AZ
4

Good for those on a budget

  • 4 of 5

This is a good place if on a budget. The owner Mark is really accommodating and very helpful. Because it is lower price, it is somewhat antiquated/not fancy. The beds may not be good for those with sensitive backs.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for value

  • 5 of 5

Older place but totally fits our need. Most appliances are dated but in excellent working order. About a mile from Kapalua Beach. Start here and walk coastal trail. Quick drive for a swim.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA
4

Great location in NW Maui.

  • 4 of 5

Great place from which to explore West and North Maui. The house comes with beach accessories to take advantage of the beautiful coast - chairs, cooler, beach towels, etc. However, we brought our own snorkel gear. We spent a lot of time in the water free-diving and there are many places to go. A highlight was SUPing with spinner dolphins at Fleming beach in just after 7 AM. The kitchen and furnishings are not fancy (Maui on a budget), but adequate for a family of 4 or 5. The house was clean and ready for us when we arrived. Checking in/out was easy and Mark is very knowledgeable about the area. The combination of price and location can't be beat. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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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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