Napili House Rental Photos and Description
Aloha, the Napili Hale is a quaint and relaxing place to stay while visiting Northwest Maui. Napili Hale is the 'ohana unit (somewhat like a duplex) of a plantation style home, located in a residential neighborhood in Northwest Maui. Napili Hale is 1000 sq/ft, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is literally 50 paces from Napili Bay, a tranquil, leeward bay with a white sandy beach. Sunsets from Napili Bay are simply surreal with both Lana‘i and Moloka‘i off on the horizon. There are three additional beaches within walking distance (within a mile) north of the house; Kapalua Bay, Oneloa Bay (Ironwoods), and Honokahua Bay (Fleming Beach Park, fronting the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua). All of these beaches are spectacular and beautiful and the Kapalua Coastal Trail connects them all! The Coastal Trail makes for an amazing walk or run any time of day! This trail passes some of Maui’s most pristine sand dune ecosystems as well as an ‘U‘au (Hawaiian dark-rumped petrel) sanctuary at Hawea Point. This trail also connects to the Village Walking Trails and the Honolua Ridge and Maunalei Arboretum Trail systems are nearby. Please inquire about cultural tours of Maui. If you choose to walk along the Lower Road to Kapalua Drive, you will pass several world-class restaurants; the Seahouse Restaurant at the Napili Kai Hotel, Merriman’s Kapalua, The Pineapple Grill and the Plantation House, just to name a few.
There are a variety of activities that you can enjoy in walking distance that include swimming, snorkeling, hiking, boating, tennis, golf and surfing. Ka‘anapali is 5.8 miles south and Lahaina Town is 9.4 miles south. There you can enjoy more beaches, shopping, dining and lots of fun activities and entertainment.
Napili Hale has a wonderful yard with a fire pit/BBQ grill. There are two picnic tables, one for adults and one for children as well as lounge chairs. Napili Hale is a wonderful place to experience kama‘aina living and enjoy time with your family and friends!
For 4 bedroom/4 bathroom option, see VRBO listing 455332
- children welcome
About Colleen Medeiros
I am a wife and mother and live in Kula with my family. I have spent my career as a professional archaeologist working on Kaho'olawe, Lana'i and Maui. Our affinity with the outdoors keeps our family busy with hiking, horseback riding, camping and sports of all sorts!! We are people who enjoy a simple life of family, friends and good times!
Why Colleen Medeiros chose Napili
This property gives travelers the opportunity to experience kama'aina (local) island living rather than hotel/resort living. I lived here with my own family for many years before moving and renting it out. This property has been in my family for over 5 generations and I thought keeping it as a rental property would give my family and myself continued opportunities to use it as it is a very sentimental place for us. Like most Hawaiian plantation-style houses, it is modest in size and simple. Much time is spent outdoors at the beach and therefore the house is designed and decorated to accommodate this lifestyle. Over the years, it has become surrounded by condominium complexes and hotels which offer additional amenities such as restaurants, golfing and tennis to name a few.
What makes this house unique
The uniqueness of the house comes with its location and history. This residential neighborhood was once considered a very remote area of Maui where a handful of Hawaiian fishing families lived. In more recent historic times it was surrounded by a multitude of orchards that Honolua Ranch manager David T. Fleming planted in an effort to diversify Ranching operations. The historic Honolua Ranch headquarters were located up Office Road, by the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The Seahouse restaurant across the street at the Napili Kai Resort, was originally the Managers Club for the Honolua Ranch at a time when there where no hotels along Napili Bay. During that time, my great Aunt Lahela lived in a house right where the Napili house is today. There were few other homes around. The few that were nearby were other Hawaiian families, and the Ranch managers. There were plantation camps located along what is now Office Road, where the Ritz Carlton is today. The plantation camps were generally set up by race with individuals and families of Hawaiians, Chinese, and Japanese ancestry living in separate 'camps'. Those who lived at these camps were employees of Honolua Ranch and then D.T. Fleming's plantation/orchards. Napili became a vacation destination in the 1960's and most the condo's and hotels you see there today were built around that time. The Napili house property and the pocket of residential homes immediately surrounding it are some of the last vestiges of the Hawaiian community, and Hawaiian families, that were present prior to the Honolua Ranch era and prior to the areas transformation into a vacation destination. It is really a special place for us as generations of our family have lived here.