Papakea Resort holds the record as the least dense resort on the west side - with 11 low-rise buildings on 13 acres. It has a wide open, uncrowded feel, and offers lots of free and fun amenities, lush tropical landscaping, pools & spas, 2-18 hole putting greens and grassy sunning areas. Rent directly from us, the owners, for the best Value and care.
Our one bedroom, one bath condo (#A-202) is direct oceanfront, on the second-floor for privacy while providing exceptionally easy access to the pool and spa below. The 'A' building is the most private and quiet ocean front building at Papakea. It's close to parking, and close to the stairs. There is an elevator down the hall. The building is very close to beach access where the swimming is good. The ocean is only about 15 feet from the lanai!
The condo is nicely appointed and fully equipped, with all the appliances and amenities you desire and need. It is one of the few units in Papakea with A/C. Also, there are ceiling fans in every room, including the kitchen! We provide beach towels, a cooler and beach chairs to further enhance your comfort. There is free wi-fi. We manage it ourselves and live right here on Maui, so you can easily contact us should the condo require anything.
Papakea Resort has great amenities and is within easy walking distance to a big grocery store, restaurants, farmers markets and shops. It's on the north end of Kaanapali Beach, one of the best and most famous beaches of Maui. You can access miles of sandy beach just across the grass and walk bridge to the south. The views from our condo are spectacular! From the lanai and living room, you look directly at the island of Molokai and you also have a view of the island of Lanai to the south. Enjoy the energy, sights and sounds of the ocean and surf so close to you, see whales breeching right in front of you all over the channel (During whale season of course. Bring binoculars for extra close up views!). It's a lovely place to relax, rejuvenate and recreate!
Our tax ID is: 40886338-01
ADDITONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
* Minimum stay is seven nights.
* Smoking in designated smoking areas only.
I have lived on Maui for 10 years, my husband has been here about 30 years. He runs a dive shop in Lahaina, Dive Maui / Hawaiian Rafting Adventures, and that's how we met - I did some dives with his shop on my first visit to Maui, in 1994, and the rest is history. For fun, we usually do dive vacations around the Pacific Rim - we've gone to Tonga, Fiji, Indonesia, PNG, Tahiti and Micronesia. We have lots more on the to-do list. When here at home, we work super hard - he in the dive business, and me with the rental properties. We enjoy our three dogs, gardening, and exploring the Hawaiian Islands.
Jan Hendrix purchased this condo in 2002
When I moved here, my family decided that they wanted to buy some condos at the Papakea (we own 4 now!) and that I would operate the business for them. I love this work! I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping you make the best memories possible each and every time you visit Maui.
As soon as we walked in and saw the view we knew we picked the right place. We went to Maui with plans of doing this and that, but once we sat on the lanai and saw the whales breaching right in front of us we had a hard time leaving the condo. When we did go to the beach it was so convenient because we already had towels, beach chairs, a boogie board and snorkels that were in the condo. It was nice to walk to the nearby restaurants in the evening for dinner. We really enjoyed playing golf and shuffleboard too. Jan made everything so easy from planning our trip to saying goodbye to our home for the week. We will be back again!
Papakea is a terrific resort and this condo has a wonderful direct ocean front view, great for whale watching or just lounging with a good book. It was clean and comfortable but without fancy upgrades like granite or marble countertops. That just made it more affordable. Equipped with extra towels for the pool, a cooler, snorkel gear, etc. There is a grocery store within walking distance if you want to go carless (the bus stops in front for trips to Lahina). We highly recommend the nearby Maui Fish Market for good eats. We would definitely stay here again. The owner/manager, Jan, was easy to work with.
We just returned home to wet cold Oregon from 2 glorious weeks in Maui! Thank you Jan for sharing Papakea A202, it was perfect for us in every way and you were so helpful that we felt taken care of! The condo really felt like our home away from home. We didn't miss anything...right down to the beach chairs, shade umbrella, boogie boards & blender for our frosty drinks! Papakea is in a fantastic location, the grounds are always beautiful and well kept & this condo is in the very best building! We watched 14 magnificent sunsets, countless sea turtles and we ate dinner fresh off the awesome grills from our lanai nightly! We will be back for more peace, quite & paradise! ~ Aloha
Most importantly, Jan the owner, is willing to do what it takes to ensure your happiness with her property. This particular unit was in a fabulous location-oceanfront. It was important to us to be able to leave balcony doors open and hear ocean all night. The unit was appropriately furnished and had many extras we appreciated: ice chest, snorkel, boogie board, hair dryer, etc. We also really enjoyed being across the street from Maui Seafood. We cooked many fish dinners and ate on balcony most nights enjoying the fantastic Maui sunsets. Would be happy to return to this property
Perfect location, right on the beach, 15 feet from the ocean! Quieter than other condo's at Papakea. We did a lot of looking at other units while we were there, and felt this was really the prime location. Next to the best pool and gazebo. Friends stayed in Building L, not as private and they complained of noise. We just heard the waves! Comfortable bed. Improvements were nicely done. As soon as they remodel the bathroom it will be excellent.
STUNNING VIEW!!!!! By far the best thing about this condo is the view. From the patio, the living room and the kitchen your view is ocean!! To watch the whales off in the distance and see the snorkelers off of the reef in front was incredible!! The condo is exactly what you see in the photos. It is a basic condo, the King bed was extremely comfortable, the hide a bed worked well for 1 of our children and the blow up queen size bed was fabulous for the other one. We stayed for 10 days (2 adults and 2 kids) and loved the resort. 2 pools allowed you the freedom to switch if one was busy, the BBQ's around the pools were fantastic for meals, my husband loved this time of the day and chatting with other guests. The grounds and workers were friendly and helpful. Unlike hotels (long corridors and walk forever), the condos are easily accessible from your vehicle (handy with luggage and Costco items). The resort was centrally located to various beaches above and below the condo. We loved our first visit to Maui and will definitely be back!! Thank you for all you did to make our stay pleasant (coolers, beach towels, putters for golf and laundry facilities). We all had a FABULOUS TIME!!