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Enjoy beautiful Maui sunsets from our ocean front lanai!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 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 Lahaina

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!


Car: necessary


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking is not permitted in the condo or on the lanai. The property has designated smoking areas. A map will be provided at check in.
  • The resort charges $17/night facilities fee payable directly to the resort at check in.
  • Guest must submit a phone number and address to the owner to complete the reservation process. A Papakea reservation number will then be provided.
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 2 - 1 queen , Loft bedroom with bath
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • 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


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Enjoy beautiful Maui sunsets from our ocean front lanai!
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

This property has fabulous views and the complex is well-maintained. Jennelle was extremely responsive and accommodating - wish all owners were as great as her :-) Have fun in paradise!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location and fantastic view

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the stay very much.

Fantastic view and BBQ was very nice!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time here!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 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: March 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: March 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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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