OCEANFRONT WITH MILLION-DOLLAR VIEW

Mimi Donohue

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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OCEANFRONT WITH MILLION-DOLLAR VIEW

Kaanapali Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

You've found the PERFECT place for honeymoons, anniversaries, family reunions and memorable vacations. Our premium oceanfront condo (#L-407)offers a million-dollar view in a private and romantic setting and a front row seat to all the action during whale-watching season.

The Papakea Oceanfront Resort, a hidden Hawaiian gem, is a tropical oasis situated on 13 sprawling acres of lush & beautifully manicured grounds in upscale West Maui with stunning views of Lanai and Molokai Islands. The Papakea is in the quiet neighborhood of Honokawai. It's conveniently located between the Kaanapali and Kapalua world-class golf resorts and is only minutes from Lahaina's shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.

Our condo, in the 'L' building, is only 50 steps from the water's edge, so close you can hear the surf inside! Directly in front of our building is direct access to world-famous Kaanapali Beach. To the south you can stroll miles along the white, sandy beach toward Black Rock, stopping along the way for a swim or some awesome snorkeling.

Our lanai faces the ocean directly and provides unobstructed 180 degree views of gorgeous morning sunrises, enchanting daytime rainbows over the ocean, spectacular nightly sunsets, and incredible shows during whale watching season. (For a Virtual Tour of this unit, visit our website link below.)

Our comfortable home-away-from-home includes remodeled kitchen & bath, upgraded tile flooring, designer paint colors, island-style furnishings and flat-screen TV's. Sleeps four to six with a king-size bed in the master, a queen-size bed in the spacious and private loft, a queen-size sofa sleeper in the living room, and one bathroom. We're on the top/4th floor and have soaring 18' cathedral ceilings lending an open and airy feeling. We have a/c but rarely use it because with windows and lanai door open, you'll catch fantastic trade-wind breezes blowing through the unit. Ceiling fans also in all rooms.

Parking and WIFI are FREE. Hawaii Tax ID #W30192078-01.

*Note: Papakea Resort will be undergoing an Exterior Renovation Project, ending in the fall of 2014 (Note: OUR BUILDING IS COMPLETE. Also, ALL work on property is STOPPED during high season dates between pre-Christmas and post-Easter.) The improvements include new lanai railings and floors, spalling repairs and repainting the exterior.

Keywords: Condo, oceanfront, sunset views, whale-watching

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful condo with us! We had so much fun exploring the island and doing some amazing activities such as snorkeling, horse-back riding, jet skiing, parasailing, zip lining, and much more. We absolutely love Papakea and especially the view from your condo. It's breathtakingly beautiful especially at sunset. Our trip to Maui was such a wonderful experience and we can't thank you enough. We hope to be back someday
Jun 2013
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Mimi Donohue

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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

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!

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!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
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Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p18866vb
(512) 608-9820 (Texas, USA)
Kaanapali Maui
Yorba Linda, California USA
5

WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY IN MAUI!!!

  • 5 of 5
The condo we stayed at for 5 nights was just perfect! So well decorated and felt like a total island experience...loved that we had ROOM to move around instead of being cramped in a boxy hotel room. Kitchen was fully stocked with the dishes and utensils we needed to make our meals and we loved the convenience of having a washer and dryer. Very clean and had such an at-home feel. Grounds were immaculate and accessible. No complaints about any of the experience at Papakea Resorts...PERFECT FOR PARADISE!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p18866vb
(512) 608-9820 (Texas, USA)
Kaanapali Maui
5

FANTASTIC STAY

  • 5 of 5
Two months of heaven. Beautiful location 25 feet from the Pacific. Lanai vista awesome...Molokai straight ahead...Island of Lanai to the left behind which the sun provides spectacular sunsets. Fully equipped modern appliances. Everything was over the top. As far as we are concerned it's 10 stars!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p18866vb
(512) 608-9820 (Texas, USA)
Kaanapali Maui
California
5

LOTSA DAUGHTERS

  • 5 of 5
This place was perfect! I can't imagine a more beautiful view from the lanai. We sipped our coffee in the morning watching whales and sea turtles right in front of us. Very clean and we'll stocked interior. Peaceful and seriously non-smoking complex. Smoking was only allowed in designated areas away from condos and pools in the parking lot, which was great for those of us with asthma. Have stayed at the best hotels in Maui with ocean views, but none compare to this condo. Owners were friendly and very accommodating. Our family definately wants to return.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p18866vb
(512) 608-9820 (Texas, USA)
Kaanapali Maui
4

GREAT STAY IN MAUI

  • 4 of 5
Before I go any further I must say the pictures of the view don't do it justice, sitting on the lanai, either in the morning or evening is very relaxing.
Any issues we had Mimi took care of right away.
We were a group of five, 3 adults and 2 kids, we had some concerns about one bathroom. No big deal we made it work just fine.
My wife and I had the King bed, our friend had the queen bed, all three of us slept great.
I would not recommend the sofa sleepers to sleep on. Pretty lumpy. We were going all day long and that helped the kids not care where they slept. The princess and the pea may have slept better. Our kids are 11 and 13 and weigh 85-90 pounds so that should give you some idea, smaller kids might be ok. As a contingency we always bring an air mattress, we did this time as well. There was plenty of room on the floor for the queen sized air mattress in the loft.
Kitchen has everything you need to make your stay great. You may want to check what is there before you buy spices, salt, pepper, etc.
The putting green, the pool, the spa, the BBQ's are clean and the grounds immaculate. Boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers, sand toys for kids
As far as the quiet time at 10 pm. We liked that. If you want to party you may want to look elsewhere.
The beach is a short walk to the south. There you will find plenty of sand to lay on. Or pull up a lounge chair and catch a sunset from the green grass in front of Building L.
I walked the grounds, and if you are able to swing it stay in one of the three direct ocean-facing buildings.
To us L was the prime spot.
Parking is a breeze there are carts to help you carry your groceries and luggage.
Do stop at Costco after you land and supplement at the Times market across the street.
I looked for months before deciding on this condo. It was a wise move.
We are planning on a return trip in 2015 and I see no reason to put any more effort on searching for a place to stay, even with the minor bed issue.
Take the drive to Hana and if your adventurous do not turn around and follow the road all the way around to the desert side. We had a 2014 Ford Taurus and had no issues. Even saw a Corvette on this road. Not all asphalt but like I said no problems and you will be rewarded with spectacular views.
All in all a perfect stay, perfect place, perfect island and it would be a 5 star if not for the sleeper sofa.
Worst day was the last day.
We had to catch a plane.
Feel free to ask me any questions.
Aloha.
Gary
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p18866vb
(512) 608-9820 (Texas, USA)
Kaanapali Maui
Washington State
5

AMAZING UNIT

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a wonderful stay at this Papakea unit, celebrating our daughter's 16th birthday. It definitely lived up to our expectations... and surpassed them. The unit was well stocked with such nice amenities as beach towels, beach chairs, small coolers, boogie boards, books, and more. The upgraded kitchen was very nice (well... the entire unit was, but being a "foodie", I gravitate toward the kitchen). The kids enjoyed having the loft to themselves and my husband and I enjoyed having a bit of space between us and the kids. I was worried about things I had read about some construction going on at the property, but Mimi put my fears at ease so we gambled, booked, and never had a problem. In fact, the property overall was quieter than we remembered it from a stay in another unit in 2007.

The pictures accurately portray the unit and we definitely found it clean and well-maintained. Mimi was very prompt in answering my many questions we had prior to booking and the packet (once paid for) contained useful information (maps, suggestions for places to go, property information, etc.). She was very attentive and we will most definitely be returning to the beautiful unit she and her husband own.

The property sits on a sea wall with no beach to speak of. Honestly, my family found this to be a HUGE positive. We walked just a couple minutes down and had a beautiful beach that wasn't as crowded as what you would have right in Kaanapali or further south in the Kihei area. The first few days were beautifully calm and even allowed snorkeling right off the beach. Surf kicked up midway through the trip so I wasn't comfortable snorkeling, but my son loved playing in the surf with the boogie board. We even had several large turtles that made their appearances daily not far off the sea wall (and being on the higher floor, the angle made for some wonderful viewing). Yes... we'll definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p18866vb
(512) 608-9820 (Texas, USA)
Kaanapali Maui
Goleta, California
5

A GREAT GETAWAY WITHOUT THE CROWDS!

  • 5 of 5
The Papakea Resort and this condo in particular, were terrific. This is an excellent value, especially when compared to the nearby high-rise resorts that pack people in around their pool like sardines. One never felt crowded and our west facing balcony, (only fifty feet from the water) lent a wonderful feeling of isolation. With the prevailing winds at our backs the patio doors could stand open without the trade winds disturbing things and yet opening the bedroom windows allowed a pleasant breeze to flow through.
The condo is beautifully decorated and fully outfitted (better than my own kitchen). When the TV remote did not work, I found the instructions with the pertinent info highlighted and spare batteries for it in the closet! Great attention to detail in furnishing and decorating.
Our two boys loved the loft area with their own sofa, TV, bed, and room to spread out. And the benefit for us: we were not tripping on stuff they might leave on the floor.
We found the snorkeling and bogey boarding at the beach next door to be very good.
A short drive up the road takes one to more remote beaches or a five minute drive south and you are in the middle of Lahaina! (A charming town.)
I would recommend this unit in particular and the Papakea Resort to anyone going to Maui. I personally prefer the northern end of the western shore over the more Disneyesgue southern resorts. I also liked the lower scale of the buildings and the top notch maintenance of the unit we rented and of all the other buildings.
The property and view were better than the photos, as the sky and water change in a continuous kaleidoscope through out the day which is hard to capture on film. Nice B-B-Q area, uncrowded pool, friendly large jacuzzi, shuffleboard court and putting green (that I never got around to trying) No loud parties, wonderful for families or just a quiet get-away. Food and shopping are a short walk away.
You could not do better! I give our experience a five star review.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Papakea
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping center
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Okazuya Deli
Car: recommended

Whale Watching

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Kaanapali Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014 Regular Season
Jun 16 2014 - Aug 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
2014 Value Season
Aug 16 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Peak Season
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
2015 Regular Season
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
2015 Value Season
Apr 16 2015 - Jun 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
2015 Regular Season
Jun 16 2015 - Aug 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
2015 Value Season
Aug 16 2015 - Dec 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$240
 

Additional information about rental rates

Checkout cleaning charge $150.00
Payment Terms: $200 deposit secures your dates. Balance due 45 days prior to arrival.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Free parking and WIFI offered by Papakea Resort.

Effective July 1, 2014, a $15/night Facilities Use Fee (on the first 10 nights of each consectutive 30 day stay) will be collected at checkout, payable to the Papakea Front Desk. This fee is separate from our rental transaction.
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Amenities

Kaanapali Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ceiling Fans in all rooms
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