Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)
About Mimi Donohue
I fell in love with Maui on my first visit in 1989. Jim and I were married on the grounds of the Papakea in 1997. In 2002, we had the opportunity to purchase this oceanfront, top floor unit that looks down on the exact spot we tied the knot! The Papakea has always been very special to us and we love sharing it with family, friends, and fellow travelers who want to enjoy a slice of paradise, if only for a while!
Mimi Donohue purchased this Condo in 2002
Why Mimi Donohue chose Lahaina
The Papakea is on the west side of the island right on the West Maui Channel where the humpback whales make their annual migration. Our lanai is a front row seat to all the action! The islands of Lanai and Molokai, across the channel, offer stunning views in the daytime and gorgeous sunsets every night. And, with the West Maui mountains directly behind the Papakea, we always have wonderful breezes and frequent rainbows, after brief afternoon showers. It's enchanting!
What makes this Condo unique
The Papakea offers all the amenities you'd expect at a resort but maintains a relaxed and authentic Hawaiian feel where guests can feel at home. We LOVE using the grills and enjoying a sunset dinner from our own lanai! Although Papakea has it's own beach area, it's also conveniently located to famous beaches such as Kapalua Bay, Napili Bay, and Dig-Me Beach. Everything you need is close by...shopping, dining, golf, excursions, you name it!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Whales, whales, whales!
Mahalo Mimi and Jim for a wonderful stay at Papakea!
Papakea is quiet, beautifully landscaped, secure, has ample parking, luggage carts on ground floor, and is well maintained. All of the staff and more permanent residents we encountered were friendly and welcoming. It was great to have two never-crowded pools (one heated) and two hot tubs, the koi ponds to visit, the Colony Cats, shuffle board, a daily scheduled resort activity and proximity to a few shops.
The view from this unit is outstanding. The ocean and Molokai backdrop were a pleasure while cooking or relaxing on the lanai. Whale activity was near constant during our week - fantastic excitement to see them from this vantage point!
The unit was clean and tidy upon our arrival. Owner's notes found around the condo were helpful and appreciated! The kitchen was nicely stocked with cooking utensils and cookware (we ate all of our meals at "home"). All appliances in great shape/working order. The vaulted ceiling gave a sense of spaciousness to the unit and reminded us of the coziness of a ski chalet with large dark beams. We had no need for air conditioning during our stay. Beds were comfortable other than the sofa sleeper upstairs (the only thing on our "con" list for this unit). We used the living room sofa sleeper instead which was adequate for our needs.
Rainbows can be taken for granted at this location which was magical combined with ocean and whales. We will remember our stay fondly!
Jan 4 to 18
Gorgeous view, so close to ocean. Loved our stay here. Well stocked nice Condo. The only complaint is the strictness of kids playing in pool. One of the staff was extremely rude when the kids were playing with a very small ball in the pool. Other than that the stay here was great.
Had a great time, this was our 3rd time staying in Papakea. Mimi (owner) was very prompt in sending the registration info prior to the trip and overall communication. The unit itself was in good shape with pretty much everything you would need (towels, chairs, etc). Incredible view from the lanai and located right next to the pool/spa. Would stay there again!
The place was nice and in a good location and with a great view
The only real down fall it has is that it only has one bathroom
Papakea Ocean Front Resort
Great property with fabulous oceanfront views of Molakai and Lanai Islands. The condo unit was spotless and had all the amenities we needed for our stay on Maui. Nice pool and plenty of outdoor grills which we used often after a full day on this beautiful land. The air conditioner was helpful for cooling the unit down in the evening. Mimi was very helpful in getting our family settled in and provided some great tips on activities and restaurants. Would definitely stay again if we return to Maui on vacation.
what a beautiful place to call home for two weeks!!! Absolutely loved every minute!
Mimi is a doll!! Beautiful property!