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Outstanding Ocean front views!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Our guests tell us our condo offers the best location at Papakea! The fourth (top) floor, corner unit is the perfect accommodation for families or couples looking for a relaxing, peaceful setting with stunning sunset and ocean views. The soothing ocean waves and warm tropical breezes add to your Maui experience. Prefer air conditioning? A newly installed and upgraded system is available. The vaulted and exposed beam ceilings give an extra spacious feel to our home away from home!

Our updated condo sleeps six: the main bedroom has a comfy queen-size bed; there is a new queen-size sofa sleeper in the living room; and the airy loft has another queen-size bed. There are two full bathrooms: one on the main floor and another in the loft. Our fully equipped kitchen offers granite counters, dishwasher, full-size oven and microwave. There is a new washer and dryer in the unit for guests' use, as well.

Stroll through Papakea's lushly landscaped 13 acres and you will find two swimming pools, two Jacuzzi hot tubs, putting greens, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts and koi ponds. Fabulous golf courses are just minutes away. During winter months, the whales can be seen from our lanai breaching and slapping their fins on the water.

Looking for that perfect place to relax, recharge and refresh that is close to activities, restaurants and shopping? Our condo is for you!

*Construction update: The seawall repairs in front of our building have been completed and landscaping restored!

More Details

Jenelle and Reno Morella
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Jenelle and Reno Morella

Reno and Jenelle met in Northern California on a blind date in 1975 and have been together ever since. We lived in Georgia and Texas for a few years, but returned to our California home and raised our family there.

Jenelle and Reno Morella purchased this condo in 1998

Why Jenelle and Reno Morella chose West Maui

One of our long term goals was to own a vacation property. When the time was right, our connection to Hawaii made that the place to search. We looked on the big island of Hawaii, then on Maui. We started with Kihei (south Maui) but then refocused or search on West Maui. We were getting close! We looked at several properties and just happened to find Papakea. As soon as we walked on the property, we felt it was the place for us. The ocean front location, lush landscaping and tidy buildings provided the feel we were looking for without the hustle and bustle of huge resort. Our search was over!


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Loft bedroom with bath
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Outstanding Ocean front views!
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time here!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved loved this condo. Beautiful view. Reminds me of my view in Kaneohe over 25 years ago.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you. Great property and awesome view. I want to come back with my husband and children. We will for sure. Lovely place. Kitchen is great. Furnishings are super. mahalo!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Papakea Condo Exceed Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

As noted in other reviews that location and views of this condo are unreal. You are as close to the ocean as you can get. We liked the fact that it is a corner condo that allows you to get a cross breeze by opening the side windows. We also had the treat of seeing the hump back whales swimming between the islands from the lanai.

You are also far enough away for the pool (which was wonderful) to not here that noise but close enough to run over for a refreshing dip in the pool. I can attest that there is a new mattress in the loft and new knives in the drawers. All of the appliances worked well and have the compact washer and dryer were perfect fro our needs. We had three people in our group and the condo worked fine for us.

The close proximity to the ABC and Times Grocer Store are a real plus for this location.

You may have to park a fair distance away from the condo if you stay out past 9 but you will fins a parking spot. The elevator location made it easy to get your luggage and "supplies" into the condo. They have luggage carts that can be used to haul larger items if need be but it can be a bit of a challenge to find them at times.

The grounds are well kept and our overall experience was very pleasurable and I am certain that we will return.

Jenelle was very timely in getting back to us and made the overall rental process very easy. Thanks Jenelle!


  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your positive comments and for taking the time to send them! We are always pleased to hear guests enjoyed their stay and the Maui experience.
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Majestic Maui Stay

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately I had to wake up from my dream and return to winter in central Pennsylvania after my family and I spent almost a week at this condo in the Papakea Resort. The condo is as described and maybe even better! There were four of us and the size was perfect.The second bedroom is in the loft for those who might have stair issues. But there is a full bathroom up there, too. We went to sleep every night listening to the ocean and woke every morning to its beauty. We cooked in some during our stay and the kitchen was adequately equipped with very modern appliances. There is a Times grocery store very near where we purchased breakfast supplies, fruit and beverages right after we arrived. The best feature of this condo is its ocean front lanai. Literally sitting right at the beach/ocean. We could sit and watch the humpback whales and large sea turtles at play while we were eating breakfast in our pjs! There were boogie boards and some snorkeling and beach equipment and our son and his wife snorkeled in the water right in front of the condo,although it is very rocky. The resort also has two pools if you need a break from the ocean. Old Lahaina is very quaint with many shops and restaurants and is only about a 5 mile drive from the condo. It's worth the drive and time you might spend in finding parking. It was truly a dream come true vacation for us and staying here helped to make that dream come true. Jonelle was very easy to work with and very helpful in answering my emails/texts before our arrival and while we were there. We would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great unit and amazing views!!

  • 5 of 5

We love the Papakea and have stayed there multiple times. It is a low key very well maintained property in a great location! This unit was very private and well appointed. I think the cleaning staff could bring it up a notch in bathroom areas but generally every thing else was top shelf. We would Definately return !!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive comments. We appreciate all feedback and will be addressing the housekeeping issue immediately. Mahalo!
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Christmas in Maui

  • 4 of 5

The family had a terrific time in Maui. This was our first time using VRBO and we will do it again. The condo had all the pots/pans we needed to cook a couple meals (if you want to cook a lot, plan for your own spices and such). The ocean view was perfect and thankfully we had great weather. The furnishings worked out well and the couch/pullout was pretty darned comfortable (per my son). The master bed wasn't the most comfortable...saying that, I am pretty high maintenance in this area.

Jenelle, the owner, was TERRIFIC at responding to any questions we had quickly and was great to work with.

As for Papakea Resort, it is very well maintained and the Expedia "concierge" was awesome in setting up our tours. We did it way in advance and I am glad--everything was booked over Christmas.

Overall a great family vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Feedback from guests is always welcome.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Value season
Apr 30 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Value season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak season
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Value season
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Value season
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 13.42%

Free parking and Wi-Fi! Internet service just upgraded!

Free boarding pass printing available in lobby.

Check out cleaning fee is $175.

Effective 7/1/16 the resort charges a $17/night Facilities Use fee for the first 10 days of your stay payable at check out.

Deposit of $500 is required to hold your dates. Full payment required 60 days prior to check in. Deposit minus any fees is refundable up to 60 days prior to arrival. Non-refundable after that.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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