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Breathtaking Oceanfront Penthouse 12th Floor Absolute Comfort/Quality/Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 820 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Premier Penthouse Condo - Oceanfront Mahana -

Only unit with own hi-speed secured internet. Can stream HD. Romantic and Luxurious. Spectacular 12th floor, one-of-a-kind penthouse with 180 degree views. Step into this totally remodeled Tommy Bahama dream vacation.

When we look to stay away from home, it is so important to us that we feel comfortable when we walk in the door. We have created a wonderful space where you will want to spend time together. We know the difference! You won't be disappointed and will find our Penthouse to be everything you hoped for.

As you enter #1216, you will see floor to ceiling windows with views of the ocean, whales, sunsets, canoes, sailboats, and the Islands of Molokai and Lanai. Being on the Penthouse floor offers total privacy and the Mahana only has a handful of 12th floor units. When you're on the 12th floor nothing obstructs this spectacular scenery or the feeling of seclusion in Paradise.

From the 'Tommy Bahama' style Living Room and Dining Area the wall of mirrors enhances the views everywhere you look.

Whether you are dining on the lanai with the ceiling fan and light for romantic evening dinners or watching surfers while enjoying lunch, the views are unparalleled. The lanai features travertine flooring, table with four chairs and custom copper artwork. Our lanai furniture is stackable and easily movable so you can be assured of sitting in the shade on hot days or moving in the sun to get a tan.

Sleeping well is so important to us and we think it is important to you. Our luxurious California King is the top of the line Tempur-Pedic Grand plus down pillows providing you with the most restful sleep you will ever experience. You can lie in bed and watch the moon on the ocean or step through the sliding doors to your lanai. The bedroom decor is tropical and lovely.

The custom gourmet Kitchen features cherry cabinets, granite counters with arched ends, all GE Profile stainless steel appliances, side-by-side refrigerator with filtered ice/water dispenser, microwave, oven with convection and all appliances necessary for your comfort.

The extra large walk-in shower stall with bench is done in travertine. There is travertine tile flooring throughout. The washer/dryer stack is behind mirrored closet doors for your convenience. Flat panel TV's include HD and Showtime/HBO, CD, DVD and VCR are in both the Living Room (55' Samsung HD with Blue-Ray player) and Bedroom as well as ipod docking stations and are just a few of the exceptional appointments. Plush, new Bassett sofa. Koa appointments. No expense was spared on this luxury Penthouse unit!

Our Penthouse, #1216, will delight the most discriminating traveler. Whether you are coming to Maui for your Honeymoon, Anniversary or a well deserved vacation, you will want to call us when 'Only the Best Will Do'.

'This is our 1st trip to Hawaii and we didn't quite know what to expect. The second we walked thru the door of unit #1216, we were just blown away. Absolutely gorgeous condo!' Guest Comments

'We've stayed many times at the Mahana. We both agree that your's is the most comfortable and beautiful!' Guest Comments

The Mahana is a 12-story Condo Resort with a beautiful swimming pool, hot tub, BBQ area, tennis court, shuffleboard, ATM, computer terminals and coffee/snack cart on-site.DSL/Wi-Fi is available in the condo/hardwired and through-out the building.

Restaurants/bars, grocery, farmers market are within walking distance. Enjoy world famous, snorkeling, surfing, fabulous beach walks and golfing. Excellent concierge service for water activities, luaus, theatre, helicopters, and sailing trips. Minutes to Lahaina, Ka'anapali and Kapalua.

Call or email today to reserve your very special vacation!

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More Details

Kathy Rain
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Kathy Rain

Hi. We are Michael and Kathy Rain,owners of #1216 Penthouse at the Mahana. We are Realtors in the San Francisco Bay Area with Coldwell Banker Real Estate and are very particular about properties. Michael is also a professional musician playing guitar for over 55 years with 2 CD's including one Hawaiian CD called Island Rain. We are passionate about each other after 36 years together and our love of Maui. We are avid hikers and have had the most incredible hikes around the Island. The Mahana is our second home and our goal is to rent to couples that would like to feel like it is their second home too. Aloha Nui Loa.

Kathy Rain purchased this condo in 2004

Why Kathy Rain chose Maui

As long time Realtors in the San Francisco Coastal communities, we wanted to find a view vacation home that was as good or better than what we have at home. When we decided to purchase a vacation home in Hawaii, we visted the 4 main Islands as well as Lanai. We looked for an Island that would have enough to do without the big city feel and population and where we wouldn't have to be concerned with major bad weather. Maui was the perfect choice. We went to every part of the Island and settled on North Kaanapali Beach. We looked at every condo complex and found that the Mahana was the only all oceanfront condo. We also loved the fact that the bedroom faced the water instead of the mountain. We only wanted the top floor, 12th-Penthouse, and we wanted the Lanai building. We found the perfect place.

What makes this condo unique

We love the fact that there is a reef in front of the Mahana which means that to access the water, you would have to go 100 yards in either direction. This keeps the beach activity and noise in front of our condo down to a minimum. There is boardwalk that starts just south of our building that goes all the way to the Hyatt Hotel which about 2.5 miles. What a wonderful walk to get coffee or 'earn' your lunch at the many great places in Kaanapali. BTW, we also continue walking south to Lahaina. The Maui bus system is great and we can take a return bus ride that drops us off 1 block away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful condo again. Our visits here are always priceless and we charish every moment we are here.
Dec 2007
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 820 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Travertine tile, shower bench, shower accessory nook
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) Sleeping well is so important. New Temper-Pedic Grand luxurious California King providing an amazing and restful sleep.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Breathtaking Oceanfront Penthouse 12th Floor Absolute Comfort/Quality/Views
average rating of 4.953846 based on 87 reviews

Phenomenal views of whales from lanai-GEORGEOUS, spacious penthouse. This is the best on the island

  • 5 of 5

OMG - I can't believe we found this condo. It is absolutely breathtaking! We booked a year in advance to see the whales in February. It was PERFECT! The rooms are beautifully decorated; all top-line furnishings. What we LOVED about it was that the entire front of the living room was a wall of glass overlooking the ocean and the lanai next to it. You won't get a better oceanfront condo anywhere. The lanai was in front of the bedroom and we would lay in bed with the sliding glass doors open watching the ocean and nearby islands. We took pictures of the whales jumping from the living room and lanai. We got better pictures from our room than on the whale watching tour. The views were breathtaking since we were directly in front of the ocean. There is only a few yards of beach in front of us. It was so quiet and private - perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary. It sure beats the crowded, loud cookie-cutter condos from the other hotels. Check out the room 1216 on Youtube. We had a washer-dryer so we came home with all clean clothes. We took pictures of the bathroom so we can renovate our own. This place is like something out of a magazine! The bed was FANTASTIC! We are 74 and 61, and beds are often too hard or too soft - this was amazing and slept great! The kitchen and house comes furnished with everything. The last time we went to Maui, we ate out alot and wasted a ton of money. This time we played it smart - we ate out once a day and fixed our other meals in the kitchen. They have everything you need. We saved a ton of money by fixing our own meals and they even have grills on the patio to fix steaks and fish (a local FRESH fish market nearby). Fantastic walking trails and lush Hawaiian landscaping around hotel. This is a top-end penthouse - you won't find better. It's alittle pricey, but you get what you pay for! It was well worth coming from South Carolina just to stay in this beautiful condo. We did the volcano plane tour over Maui's Haleakala volcano, and flew to the Big Island, which included 2 active volcanos, a ton of waterfalls, and the pilot from Maui Air (Steve at Ka-ananpali airport) flew low so we could get pictures of the whales. Tons of pictures from that one tour on both sides of the 9-passenger luxury plane. Book through the Expedia desk downstairs - better prices than online. That one plane trip cost $419 each, but we got to see everything without booking separate tours. Stay at this penthouse for the perfect vacation

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Gerald and Diane. We are so happy you enjoyed our Penthouse and your time in Maui. We had the same experience with our whale trips and ended up seeing more whales and getting better photos and video from our lanai. We are so excited to hear your experience with the plane tour to the Big Island Volcano. We have been wondering about this and now will book a trip for our next visit. Come back again! We are constantly trying to improve our Penthouse. Warmest Aloha, Kathy and Michael
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  • 5 of 5

Beautifully furnished, so comfortable. Immaculately clean, whales, dolphins-sunset views

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 Star property in a 5 Star location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from an 8 night stay at this beautiful condo and property. If you read all the glowing reviews below - I won't bore you and will concur with what has already been said. I'll just throw out a few things from our perspective.

1) My wife always has to read in bed for at least an hour before she can go to sleep. Being in this ocean front condo that is maybe 50 feet from the water - we left the sliding door open and the ocean waves rocked her to sleep without ever cracking the book cover. Think Lullaby.

2) This condo and property are at the far north end of Kaanapali. Therefore it is quiet and out of the hub bub. I would drive down south to get coffee at the Star Bucks where all the big properties are. OMG - people everywhere no matter the time of day. You can barely walk down the side walk. Think rush hour - think cattle call.

3) If you want a property that has 10 pools and you have kids. This might not be your place. The pool is small but nice - but if you have kids that would rather be in Disney Land then this might not be the ticket. Think quiet relaxation.

4) My wife and I Love to snorkel - some of the Best places are a short drive north. This is nice because you can just decide you want to go - be there is 15 minutes - snorkel for 2 hours - drive back - clean up and you have the majority of your day left to do other things. Think awesome.

5) Restaurants. Just my opinion only(we are foodies). The restaurants in the direct area that you could walk to - are "good" but there not the epic ones. Many of the "great" ones are an hour or more away and depending on the time of day you have to deal with traffic and almost plan your day around your reservation time. And the great restaurants are not in any single location on the island. There are 1 or 2 in certain areas and 1 or 2 in other areas. I was O:K with driving - but my wife was not really into driving a 2 to 3 hour round trip(and then a 2 hour meal) to eat at some of the epic restaurants. However, there are some some good ones fairly close in the old town area. Lahaina Grill - Star Noodle - Mala. So maybe do one that is a long way away early in your trip and one at the end and then fill in with some of the closer ones.

This is a fantastic condo and fantastic property that is ideally suited to a great week of relaxation and enjoying all that the beautiful island of Maui has to offer. The dealings with the owners - flawless. Have fun!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The condo is even more beautiful when seen with your own eyes!

  • 5 of 5

When we first opened the door we were blown away by the beautiful unobstructed view and the quality furnishings. Everything was sparkling clean ! We were able to see whales & turtles from our lanai! It was such a wonderful experience! I literally had tears in my eyes I was so happy !

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place on the island!!

  • 5 of 5

You can't get any closer to the beach than this. When we first walked in the door we couldn't believe the view as we saw whales breaching right in front of us. On calm days you can see turtles 10 feet off the beach.

Room was top of the line and beat all expectations. Absolutely no complaints. Grocery store even right across street.

Do yourself a favor..... book it because you won't regret a thing but not staying long enough!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great stay and enjoyed our Penthouse. Please do visit again. You were wonderful guests. Maybe the turtles, dolphins and whales will be showing off!
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Kathy has a remarkable place, we couldnt have enjoyed it more

  • 5 of 5

The only complaint I would have is the pool is small and is shaded most of the time..

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tom. So glad you enjoyed our Penthouse. Come back in the Summer and you will enjoy the shady pool! Thanks for being a great guest. Warmest Aloha Kathy
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
West Maui
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kapalua or Ka'anapali
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Whale Season 2018
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Checkout Fee $190
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $99 non-refundable Damage Insurance Premium is Required
Tax ID#W31917469-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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