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Maui Kai Penthouse - Panoramic Ocean Views & Whale Watching from the Lanai

Lahaina, HI, USA
  • Condo900 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 6 nights

Oceanfront, one bedroom, full kitchen, spacious.

Don’t worry about picking the right Instagram filter—with views like these, you can opt for #nofilter. From its perch on the 10th floor of the Maui Kai at Ka'anapali, "Gem of Maui," a 1BR/1BA penthouse condo, offers panoramic ocean vistas that will take your breath away. It was love at first sight the first time we saw the views for ourselves - and we think you'll agree!

Of all the accommodations on all of the Hawaiian islands, Maui Kai at Ka'anapali is one of the closest to the water. Any closer and you’d be sleeping in the seaweed with the whales and turtles! In fact, every year, Molokai and Lanai host momma whales ready to birth their calves. And you'll get a front-row seat to the magic from this penthouse condo.


While the sights are definitely share-worthy, with a setting like this, you may want to just ignore your phone for a while. Settle into the lounger on the lanai to watch the turtles and whales zip through the emerald waters. Sitting at the 4-person patio table, it’s almost like you’re dining with them.

Even when you leave the beach, you don’t have to leave the sights, sounds, and the smell of sea air: floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors connect the living room to the lanai, letting the ocean breezes blow through and creating a true indoor/outdoor space. There’s also comfy couch and chair for relaxing after your day in the sun and sand.

Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the crashing waves in the king bed, made up with elegant linens and bedding. The master also offers a 40” flat screen TV, plenty of storage space, and updated bathroom with walk-in shower.

Whether you’re an at-home chef or a takeout aficionado, the fully-equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook (or re-heat restaurant leftovers). It’s outfitted with full-size appliances, plus extras like a blender and mixer. Cooking up the most important meal of the day is a cinch with a coffeemaker, egg poacher, waffle iron, and muffin tin. Enjoy your meals at the 4-person table, where you can still see the ocean as you enjoy a home-cooked meal. Or grill out in the cabana area by the pool.


While other resorts nickel and dime, here there’s free parking and NO RESORT FEES. The penthouse condo comes with a flat screen TV, stereo with iPod docking system, and complimentary WiFi.

The checklist of other awesome amenities stretches as far as the views: air conditioning, coin-operated washer/dryer outside your door, free parking, ice maker and in-unit safe.


Like the Zac Brown Band song says, you can have your toes in water and butt in the sand in just a few steps. The hotel sits right on the beach and we provide beach chairs, boogie boards, coolers, and towels for you to use during your stay.

Consistently rated one of the best beaches in the world, Ka'anapali Beach with three miles of soft, white sand and crystal-clear waters. Ka’anapali also is home to the open-air Whalers Village with oceanfront dining, shopping, and entertainment, including a cool whaling museum.

When you need to stock up on the essentials, Times grocery store is a just a 5-minute walk. Experience the food and culture of Hawaii at the farmers market, fish market, and local restaurants like Maui Grill Ka'anapali and Roy’s, all just minutes away.


Cathy Scott

Member Since 2013
Premier Partner
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Cathy Scott

Hi my name is Cathy Scott my husband Kelly and I own The Gem Of Maui. We have four kids and two granddaughters. We have 4 vacation rentals 2 on Maui and 2 in the Mountains in western Canada. Our family loves the ocean and they love the mountains.

Cathy Scott purchased this Condo in 2010

Why Cathy Scott chose Kaanapali

1004 is on the top floor of the Maui Kai and the view is amazing. Waking in the morning listening the the sound of the ocean and eating breakfast out on the Lanai (patio). Watching the sea turtle swimming, whale watching, and amazing Sunsets

What makes this Condo unique

Not Managed by a rental company. Talk to the owner any time. On Island contact person just minutes away. Cleaning can be arranged or just change all the wet towels with just a days notice


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, pillow top bed.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Beachfront
              You are as close to the water as can be if you were any closer you would be in it.
            • Oceanfront
              Sit on you Lani, 180 degree view of the ocean.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Elevator
                      new elevators replaced in 2012
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Free wifi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      coin operated steps outside you door
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Lots of free parking
                    • Telephone
                      Free Long Distance Calling to Canada and United States.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      coin operated steps outside the door
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                          With Ice maker
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Bistro dining table with a beautiful ocean view.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen 40 inch
                                • Video Library
                                  movies can be rented from the front desk.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Outdoor Grill

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                        • Heated Pool
                                        • Hot Tub


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • luaus
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          62 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Very Nice! Incredible view!

                                                          Wendi C.

                                                          Other than the condo could use a few cosmetic upgrades, it was very nice. However, the view was incredible!!! Being up in the penthouse, we saw whales going by and breaching the entire stay! Saw rainbows, surfers, boats, dolphins and even fish and sea turtles right down from our lanai/balcony. I saw one baby ray go by. It's a perfect location to everything and very nice people in the building. You truly cannot beat the view! We received a very nice gift basket with goodies. Thank you so much! Oh, even though I brought my own makeup wash cloth, they provide a black one that says "makeup" on it for guests. Great idea! Would definitely recommend this condo to anyone. Thanks again! Aloha!

                                                          DON'T LET THE SECRET OUT!

                                                          Jeffery C.

                                                          OMG! This is absolutely the best location in Maui! We watched whales and sea turtles all from the comfort of our beautiful and spacious Lanai! Binoculars were even in the drawer beneath the TV to make it even better! There is a mirror on the Lanai, which may not sound like much but seriously, it's like 360* ocean views! The room itself was very spacious and comfortable. The parking was great, and very easy to unload your car and baggage carts were available for you to bring your luggage or groceries up to the room. The elevators were quick and never a wait. The property was very quiet and well kept. Did I mention the towels? So many and so soft! Loved that the kitchen had everything you could possibly need, even plastic food storage containers. Blender, toaster, nice knives, cutting board , glasses, plates, pots and pans, and the ice machine in the fridge worked way better than any I've had at home! This was truly a hidden gem. So glad we took a chance on VRBO, our first ever, but not our last! We'll be back as often as we can! This was truly a game changer from the normal hotel room on Kaanapali! Thank you so very much! AWESOME!!

                                                          Great stay.

                                                          Donald P.

                                                          Very comfortable. Fantastic view.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          The views of the whales and turtles are amazing. Thank you for your stay.


                                                          Awesome view

                                                          travel4us M.McMinnville, Oregon

                                                          Cute little condo with everything you need. Loved hearing the ocean day and night. Kitchen well equipped and washer and dryer just outside the door. Always parking available and free at that. Nothing bad to say about this place. Hope to come back someday. Thank you Cathy!!!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Aloha I hope to have you back soon to enjoy the amazing view!

                                                          A great Place to unwind

                                                          Stan P.Edmonton

                                                          We loved the unit but having stayed in Maui several times we have finetuned our own personal criteria. The location at the end of the running path in Kaanapali was great as was the proximity to grocery stores. The Lanai has an amazing front row view of the ocean but is shady so make sure thats OK. Loved the tall table on the Lanai for whale and dolphin watching. For beach need to go to adjoining hotels or a short walk to Kaanapali which we did. Would stay again as it is superior to most in this area and pricepoint.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Great to hear that you loved our new Tall lanai furniture. It is amazing watch the whales and turtles some days I just don't want to leave the condo. I can just sit and watch the ocean!

                                                          Wonderful stay

                                                          James M.

                                                          We had a great time during our stay! Everything there and fully equipped! The mattress was very comfortable and the views were amazing! Just wish I was there during whale season!!

                                                          Owner's Response:


                                                          Come back for whale season it is truly amazing!



                                                          Lahaina, HI, USA

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                                                          62 Reviews
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