Our floor plan is unique to Papakea - we removed walls to create an open, flowing space that combines our living room AND our Den giving you 30' of ocean view. Both rooms directly face the ocean and the island of Molokai. In addition we removed the standard sliding doors to the lanai replacing them with stacking sliders that open the living room double-wide to the lanai.
With the ocean only steps away, the waves breaking on our protective reef, Molokai just across the channel, the island of Lanai to the south and island palms swaying in the breeze you may choose not to leave our 4th floor lanai - Especially during Whale Watching Season!
LIVE WITH ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART and COMFORT during your stay with us. Every room features unique, original works of art featuring the wonders of Polynesia and the sea.
Every room offers you superior comfort with an eclectic mix of modern and ethnic furnishings. Fresh ocean breezes and 8 ceiling fans keep you cool. 4 oversized air conditioners complete your comfort when needed.
The LIVING/DINING room features a 15' carved canoe from New Guinea, a near life-size Polynesian warrior, a coffee table made from a sugar mill gear, a Thai rain drum side table, a large original oil painting of the beach and a large abstract original oil painting featuring the colors of Hawaii's flowers.
The glass-topped dining table is made from a very large Polynesian Drum and seats 6.
Seating includes a sofa with ikat patterned pillows and ottoman and 3 leather chairs with an ottoman.
The DEN/KITCHEN features a mermaid carved to be worn in parades. The custom blown glass above the cook top is by Maui artist Michael Orr.
A large TV and DVD/CD player sit in a granite-topped cabinet. We load the CD player with Hawaiian music for your pleasure.Papakea's Free Wireless Internet is best accessed from this room.
Seating includes two roomy lounge chairs and a sofa cushioned with Thai ikat pillows.
Cooking is a pleasure in the stainless and granite kitchen equipped with the latest appliances and cooking tools to fill your every need. Barbeque tools and poolside supplies are stored in the Den mirrored cabinet.
The MAIN FLOOR BATHROOM is granite and marble and includes an ever-changing collection of glass beads created by Jeanne at her Maui studio. Bathrooms have showers, no tubs.
The MAIN FLOOR BEDROOM suite has an additional separate entrance to the main floor bath. Cool mountain breezes flow through the shutters and an oversized fan spins above. The Chinese armoire houses a flat screen TV and DVD/CD player.
Large colorful carved Flying Frogs fly above your head and a print of Maui taro fields by Pam Andelin hangs above the headboard. Queen-size bed.
The HALLWAY ETCHED GLASS DOORS open to a WASHER and DRYER as well as ample pantry shelves and space for beach gear storage.
Our MASTER SUITE is upstairs. With its ocean views and stainless curved railings you might think you're on a cruise ship!
Our remodel enlarged this space making it much larger than other Papakea lofts.
Original oil abstract paintings hang above the queen-size bed and a large carved fish sits atop the granite topped clothes cabinet.
Two large ceiling fans cool the bed - in addition a dedicated air conditioner sits above. Please note that the loft bedroom is open to sound and light.
The MASTER BATH is enhanced by a handcrafted custom sink complete with an exotic mermaid, a narwhal and sea creatures.
Granite, tile and a glass surround complete the shower.
Note: Decor changes from time to time and may not be exactly as pictured.
Note: This unit may not be suitable for small children.
Papakea resort is currently in the midst of a major exterior renovation project. The resort (being on 11 acres) is divided into two distinct sections. OUR SECTION iS INVOLVED UNTIL WORK ENDS EARLY NOVEMBER 2014. Our building 'A' was completed August 2013. Close adjacent buildings are also complete as of November 2013.
THERE WILL BE NO CONSTRUCTION ON PROPERTY BETWEEN 12/14/13 AND 4/20/14.
Our visits to Papakea started when our children were quite young. We have a shot of our daughter in a 'little grass skirt' by the pool for her 8th birthday - she's 42 now!!
In 1985 we sailed our 45' Hardin sailboat from Seattle to Hawaii. We kept the boat in Honolulu for 2 years and flew back to cruise the islands during our kids' school breaks. Almost always sailing to Maui and Lanai - often anchoring at Black Rock just in front of the Sheraton at Kaanapali beach.
Upon sailing back to Seattle we knew for sure we needed a Maui home. We considered several properties - Papakea always came out the winner!
For many years now, we have spent close to 6 months every year here at our Papakea home. Tennis daily is our norm. Swimming in the ocean and long beach walks add to Jeanne's pleasure. A studio where she makes glass beads is so fulfilling too.
The family home is in Seattle, but skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho and cruising the Northwest in the summers in Desolation Sound, BC complete our circle of favorite places and activities.
Jeanne Rea purchased this condo in 2000
Papakea's unassuming low-rise profile and luscious,tropical landscaping, huge oceanfront exposure and the great Aloha spirit of the staff drew us and has kept us here.
The unspoiled local feeling appeals far more to us than the overdeveloped hotel resorts.
We first bought adjacent ground-floor units B105 and B106 in 1989, scheming to merge them together, but the allure of 'flat-out-awesome-on top of the ocean' views moved us to A building. Guess we never gave up the urge to move walls though - we opened wide the wall between the living room and front bedroom changing that room to a den and the front bath to the kitchen.
We so love the results. We no longer live in a rectangle and our extended, curved loft changed the feeling of the entire space.
The ocean for swimming - even having had whales swim so close we could hear them while we were in the water,and coming upon the 'biggest turtle in the world' just last week plus tennis matches and league play everywhere are our favorite things.
Watching Whales breech, tail slap and wave their fins goodbye as they escort the newborns north reminds this place is beyond special. All viewed from our lanai and den.
The lighted tennis courts are a main benefit most smaller properties don't provide. The free activities of Yoga, Swimmercize, Golf putting tournament and Tennis round robins directed by a pro and the Mai Tai parties are always fun.
With the new boardwalk and hotels and Duke's restaurant just south of us we love knowing we can get all our needs filled without even having to go 'as far' as Lahaina.
So much to do, so little time ........ but, on the other hand just sitting on the lanai and viewing the wonders of our world is probably the best!
"Mahalo Jeanne and Larry...
Early in the morning as I gaze from the Lanai,
Spectacular views, from sea to sky.
Sounds of crashing waves, brushing hard against the shore,
Palm trees swaying in the breeze, endless motion evermore.
Aromas of sweet moisture and freshness in the air,
Departure from this paradise is more than I can bear.
We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon...
So glad to have met you both.
Maui is truly a tiny piece of heaven....
Thanks for sharing your marvelous home.
Papakea's low-rise buildings are situated on 11 acres of Oceanfront property with lush tropical flowers, enchanting Koi ponds and swaying palms. 2 Pools, 2 Hot Tubs, 2 Gazebos, 10 Gas BBQ grills, two 12 hole Putting Greens, 2 Lighted Tennis Courts, and 2 Shuffleboard courts.
Lounges on the grass at the Seawall are favorites for sunning, whale watching and gathering for a glass of wine at sunset.
Coral reefs right in front offer good snorkeling and create the feeling of having a protected salt water pool with a sandy bottom just for us. Find turtles just outside the reef,(sometimes inside)
A several mile beach walk by sand or boardwalk takes you from Papakea all the way to the far end of Kaanapali passing great restaurants, great shopping at Whaler's Village or great swimming and snorkeling - take your pick or do it all!
The Famous Kaanapali and Kapalua golf courses and their World-class Tennis Clubs are within 10 minutes drive. They are open to the public for a fee.
A restaurant is an easy walk next door. A large grocery store and numerous shops and small cafes are across the street; a local farmer's market sells local produce and flowers just up the street.