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1 Br Ocean View Condo -Papakea Ocean Front Resort, N Kanapalli West Maui

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Ocean View Condo- Papakea Ocean Front Resort, Kaanapali Beach, Lahaina, W. Maui

Welcome to our 1 Bedroom Condo with PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEW at Papakea Ocean Front Resort. Please note the following about ocean views

1. Ocean views from Lanai - shown in photos

2. Ocean view from Living Room from the sofa.

3. Ocean view IN THE FULL WALL MIRROR BEHIND THE SOFA from the kitchen and the dining room See photos

4. Awesome backyard of E building - Unique feature, no view of parking lot from E building

Here are the highlights of our fully remodeled 1 Br condo with panoramic Ocean View:

1. OCEAN VIEWS from lanai and living room and kitchen.

2. Koi Pond, Water fountains, Putting Green AND Ocean Views from Lanai

3. Fully remodeled unit with all the newer appliances

4. Washer and dryer in the unit. You can pack light.

5. FREE high-speed Wi-Fi internet access and FREE PARKING

6. Air Conditioner, Two Ceiling Fans, TV & DVD player

7. Unique Feature: North Facing Condo lets you Enjoy Lanai use ALL day

8. Another unit Feature - End unit in the building - Benefits under Additional Details

9. Lighted Tennis courts, swimming pools, hot tubs, shuffle boards

10. Fee Yoga and swimmercise classes, Weekly Mai Tai Party.

11. Hawaii Tax ID: 018-718-9248-01

Papakea resort is a 13 acres of lush tropical paradise. It is located in West Maui between the Kaanapali and Kapalua with world class golf resorts and minutes from shops, restaurants, and galleries in nearby Lahaina and Whalers Village. Make a left in front of the resort and you have access to miles of North Kaanapali beaches for walking (both beach walk and Board walk), snorkeling or paddle boarding.


You are renting through the OWNER directly. You know what you are renting and from whom. You get what you see, NORTH FACING END Unit E 310 in Building E on the 3rd floor with the panoramic ocean views along with the views of swimming pool, putting green, koi ponds with colorful fish and water fountains. Awesome.

To get a good sense of our condo and Papakea resort, please take a look at our photos. In addition to the photos, please also take a look at our video. To really get an objective view of this resort, this one bed room suite, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, our dealings with our past guests, please read the reviews from our past guests.

This condo faces NORTH. That means you can enjoy Lanai use ALL day. Keeping warm in Maui is not the problem in any season. However, keeping cool can be. This unit keeps you comfortable anytime of the day. When inside the unit, open the lanai sliding door and bedroom window and enjoy the cool ocean breeze and let the ocean waves lull you to sleep.

If you do end up renting this unit and I hope you do, please take a look at the all the lanais across you facing south. You will find very few hard core sun worshipers being roasted during the day. As I mentioned, keeping warm is not the problem. But keeping cool can be in South and West facing units. If like those kinds of unit, this one is not for you. You get sun only before noon.

By the way, we do have AC in the unit plus two fans, one in the living room and one in the bedroom, when you need them.

Another unique benefit of this unit - This is an end unit. So there is no walk way behind the unit by the bed room as would be the case for the rest of 9 units on each floor. What this means is that you don’t have to listen to inconsiderate guests who walk and talk past quiet hours of 10 PM.

Also, since this is an end unit, there is no wall on one side of the lanai for privacy from your neighbor. With no wall on one side, the breeze is amazing and you will love spending time on the lanai. We have one lounge chair and four dining chairs and a table in lanai (in addition to 4 chairs and glass table in the dining room). This will keep you cool even if it is hot outside.

This peaceful one bedroom 3rd floor suite comes with fully equipped kitchen and in-room washer/dryer for extra convenience. You will have a private furnished balcony, where you can relax and enjoy spectacular ocean view and cool breeze, 12 hole manicured putting green and garden, koi ponds with colorful fish right from your lanai.

Another cool feature of this this suite is that you can watch the ocean waves in the large wall mirror behind the sofa even when you are in the kitchen. It is really cool to see the real ocean when you look left and its image when you look right - really an unusual feeling.

The ocean views from the kitchen in the mirror wall behind the sofa and ocean views from the sofa are not shown in the photos. I plan to have new photos taken soon. I bought this unit recently and I am using photos I got from the previous owner. For now you have to take my word and depend on guest reviews.

Remodeled throughout, the unit has granite counter tops, cherry cabinets and custom touches and the living area has ample seating as well as cable TV and DVD player. There is an iHome in bedroom if you want to listen to your songs on your iPod/iPhone.

There is a dining table with seating for four inside, as well as seating for four on the private lanai. The kitchen is fully equipped with new dishes, cooking utensils, dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, microwave, blender, toaster, and coffee maker. This suite also has its own clothes washer and dryer so you can pack light.

The bedroom is nicely furnished with tasteful pictures, sliding 6 feet mirror closet doors. The bath room is fully remodeled with walk in shower.

All linens including large beach towels are provided. Hair dryer, iron and ironing board and beach chairs are also in the unit.


• The rental rates are for maximum of two adults even though this unit can accommodate additional two people if they can share the queen sofa bed.

• Additional persons may be allowed on exception basis at added cost of $15/person/night.


Like all resorts in West Maui, Papakea Resort collects a $17/night resort fee to cover parking, water aerobics, Yoga, pool/hot tub access, shuffleboard, cable TV, and Internet access etc. This fee is paid to the front desk at checkout for the first 10 days of your stay, per month (Maximum $170 for each month of stay).

Although nobody likes additional fees, including the owners since they must also pay the same $17/night resort fee, many of the other resorts in West Maui are in the $20 - $31/day range. So Papakea is below the average rate in this regard. You pay this fee to the front desk and not to me. But I want to make sure you know this and not find this out when you get there.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Owner

An engineer in the electronics industry with long work history at Intel and Boeing and now a consultant for the last two decades. Too young to retire and too old to work 9 to 5. Frequent visits to this Condo in Maui makes me feel really blessed. Hope you love this place as much we do and be one of our frequent guests to enjoy this paradise, we call Maui- voted the best island in the world (yes few times in the last decade).

Owner purchased this condo in 2011

Why Owner chose Lahaina

Even though we have lived in the beautiful Northwest (Seattle and now in Portland) for over 30 years now, you like to get away from the rain and cold sometimes. During my first visit ever to Maui in June 2011, I fell in love with Maui. After looking at all the options we have in Maui, I found Papakea to offer everything I was looking for - north facing unit with mesmerizing ocean views and palm trees.

What makes this condo unique

So close to the ocen with such a great ocean view. The view was definitely the clincher for me. You sit in your living room or lanai and be enchanted with the beaurty of ocean and swaying palm trees. The sky is different every time you look out


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bath room with shower and tub (not full size but perfect for kids). Very few Papakea units have tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One Queen size Bed in Bedroom and one Pull out Queen Sleep Sofa Bed in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Expedia is on site. They can arrange fun things to do including shows, and out door activities, whale watching, zip line, sunset cruises and all the things you want to do in Hawaii.


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1 Br Ocean View Condo -Papakea Ocean Front Resort, N Kanapalli West Maui
average rating of 4.803279 based on 61 reviews
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Papkea every few years for -has it been that long?- 20 years and this is our favorite unit! It's well stocked and very comfortable. There's an air conditioner, but we never used it. Just opening the slider and putting on fans to stir the air when returning to the unit after time away was enough. The building faces north, so it doesn't bake in the afternoon sun like so many others. As an end unit, the lanai is open on one side in addition to the front, making it more open than others. It overlooks the beautifully maintained grounds with a view of the pool and ocean beyond, a fine spot for morning coffee or evening drinks.

Ray, the owner , is super-communicative, something we particularly appreciated after attempting to deal with the owner of the unit we had in Kauai as Hurricane Lane approached. There was a slight mix-up in our damage deposit, but it got resolved quickly... much appreciated, Ray!

What else needs to be said? I suppose the best evidence that we really liked this unit, our stay and the owner is that we expect to be in Maui sometime spring/summer 2020 and hope the unit will be available so we can rebook it!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back. 2019 winter and Spring season is mostly booked by our reappear guests. Bowever, 2020 is wide open at this time except few weeks in Jan 2020. Look forward to having you join our growing list of repeat guests who enjoy discounted rates of 10% in any season. Ray
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Clean, well kept, beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, fantastic location, only downfall was that the seawall took away the beach. Beach was a short walk away though. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was great- fits description in VRBO! Only downside no private beach. Property hits a wa

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place, peaceful and well maintained grounds, excellent location!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes Jennifer you are right about about the beach. As noted on the site, Papakea resort has ocean in front and not a beach. However, as also noted on the site, you make a left and you have access to miles of walking north Kaanapalli beach, also known as the quiet beach. In any event I am glad you found the resort peacefull and well maintained. Hope to you see you again when you make your next Maui vacation plan Ray
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Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great condo! The only thing that was a bit of an issue for us what's that there is no beach access from the property (our 9 yr old had more of an issue with this than we did) and the AC was on a timer.

Condo was clean with a well-stocked kitchen. 🙌 Lots of beach toys (boogie board, paddle board, beach chairs, etc) for use.

We'll likely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Missy. I am so glad you had great time and liked this condo. Sorry for the inconvenience caused by the AC timer. Some guests tend to forget to turn off the AC when leaving the condo and the electric bills can skyrocket. Good thing is that you don't need AC in the night. Just open bed room window and lanai sliding door and listen to the wave instead of AC. Look forward to seeing you when you make your next Maui vacation plan. Ray
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you, the place was in a great location and condo was very clean with awesome views!!!! My family and I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the awesome ocean views and great location. We would love to have you back when you make your next Maui vacation plan Ray
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ray We enjoyed our stay at Papakea. One of the main reasons my wife and I loved it so much is that it is away from all the crowds. So cosy. Your condo is beautiful and so well furnished with all the upgrades and necessary amenities. Total relaxation. It was hard to get my wife out to sight see. She was in heaven. Also very convienent market and restaurants across the street. Java Jazz has the best expresso. I recommend this unit and resort if you are looking for total R&R.


Rick and Zelda

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so DELIGHTED Rick and Zelda that you had great time staying at my condo. We love our home away from home too. Please comeback to this magical paradise we call Papakea in Maui. Ray
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Car: recommended

North of Black Rock and Whaler's village, Walk to Grocery, shops, Bus


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

1. The rental rates are for maximum of two adults.
2. Additional persons may be allowed on exception basis at added cost of $15/person/night
3. Details of all terms and conditions are listed under the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund