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Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared Hot Tub


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

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 five 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 don't have central air but do have one window a/c unit. Personally we 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.

FREE Parking & WIFI.

The Papakea Resort charges a $17/day Facilities Use Fee (separate from our rental charges), on the first 10 days of stay.

If you choose to pay by Credit Card, we will charge you for reimbursement of the credit card transaction fee (2.9% on US cards, 4.9% on Canadian cards).

Hawaii Tax ID #TA-150-534-5536-01 and GE-150-534-5536-01


From Nov 30, 2015 - EARLY MARCH 2017 the SEAWALL, which protects our resort resort from the ocean, will be undergoing a repair project to fortify it for the future. The project will proceed in 4 phases. Phase 1, which was in front of our oceanfront building ("L") is COMPLETE. Phase 2 is at the north end of the property in front of "A" from 4/1/16 - 9/16/16. Phase 3 will be in the middle in front of "F" from 9/16/16 - 12/15/16. And the final phase 4 will be in the area BETWEEN L and F buildings from 12/16/16 - early March 2017.

We are offering DISCOUNTS during the project. More details about our discounts, the scope of the project, and a property map will be provided in our inquiry response.

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

More Details

Mimi Donohue
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2017

About Mimi Donohue

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

Why Mimi Donohue chose Maui

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!

What makes this condo unique

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, dining, golf, excursions, you name it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous time on Maui and in your condo. Our first few days a couple of us had a really bad cold/flu and weren't able to explore the island. It was so nice to have the pool, shuffleboard and miniature golf so easy to access. Our three children really enjoyed themselves. My husband and I were able to get out there as well. :) If we make it back to Maui again, we would definitely consider staying at your condo again.

Warm regards.
Dec 2014
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans in all rooms


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront with Million-Dollar View
average rating of 4.911111 based on 50 reviews

Perfect rental for our family of four

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property! From the moment we booked it, it was nothing but a wonderful experience. Mimi was great to work with and provided plenty of information to make our first trip to Maui the vacation of a lifetime. The unit was clean, well equipped and was perfect for our family of four (two adults and two teens). The location was a great place to come back to every afternoon after exploring for the day. The sunset picture is exactly what you see from the balcony - gorgeous! We saw whales breaching and slapping in the distance and a local turtle came to visit in front of us by the seawall every afternoon. The complex is immaculate, has a nice pool and offers morning tai chi, yoga or water exercise classes daily. The continental breakfast orientation they offer on your first morning is a nice way to get your bearings and plan your vacation, although I'm sure we could have booked some of the activities ourselves for a little less money. The other folks we met at the complex were friendly and respectful and were primarily families with young children and early retirement couples. The grounds and common places were well kept and clean. I don't think I saw a single bug on the property!!

Only negative was the pull out couch in the loft was very uncomfortable (springy). We improvised by putting the couch cushions under the mattress pad which worked for a teenager but not sure I would have been able to handle it.

Overall it was a great vacation and an amazing place to stay. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a family friendly unit with gorgeous views.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longmont, Colorado

Magical. Sunsets and whales right from the lanai.

  • 5 of 5

Host was great. A lovely place. Special times!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR, USA

Excellent location, great property, great owner

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location right on the water in Honokowai. Spectacular view. This spacious condo, arguably one of the best in the entire complex, was perfect for our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids). Kitchen was great, with new appliances and fully stocked with everything we needed.

Grounds were wonderful as well... great pool, hot tub, BBQ access, shuffleboard and tennis. Beach in front is small, and disappears depending on tide, but it's a short trip to great beaches (Kaanapalli, Kapalua, etc.). Lahaina is a short 10 minute drive. A large grocery store is directly behind the property, with plenty of other restaurants/services nearby. Everything within walking distance.

Owner was awesome. Provided all necessary info in advance, very thorough, very responsive. Highly recommended, a great deal for the location.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Stevens, WA

Marcia - Wa

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation, what a view the place was very nice! Had everything we needed and great location, thanks for sharing your little piece of paradise.🌴🌴

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Condo and Location

  • 5 of 5

•Hotel - Aston at Papakea Resort - L-407 - It was a large 1 bedroom with loft, full kitchen, limited AC, plenty of room to sleep 8 if needed. Bathroom was fairly small and was split between toilet/shower and sink. There was a lot of storage, 4 nice beach chairs, 3 boogie boards and a small cooler. The deck had a wonderful view of the ocean. The loft area had a full bed and pull out couch. In the living area was a chair, pull out couch and small table with 4 chairs. The location was close to the pool, hot tub, golf putting area, and gas grills. The resort is not huge, but not small and covers a good 300 yards of coast line. The pools are fairly small and the beach is pretty much not existent, but you have access to the water and a beach within walking distance (north or south). Overall the location was perfect for exploring Maui, there was some construction at the resort, but it only caused a few issues with the parking. The sunsets from the condo were awesome and the access to the ABC store was perfect. If you are looking for a high-end resort then this is not the place, but if you want a good mid-range condo in a great location then this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Papakea condo! The resort was beautiful and the condo had the most amazing views. Can't beat it's oceanfront location! Mimi was wonderful to work with and had every detail mapped out prior to our visit, which was very comforting.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
OGG (Kahului)
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: necessary

Whale Watching


Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 High Season
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Medium season
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Low Season
Apr 17 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Medium Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Low Season
Aug 16 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Medium Season
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Medium Season
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Low Season
Apr 16 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Medium Season
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Low Season
Aug 16 2018 - Nov 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Medium Season
Nov 18 2018 - Dec 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 5 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Checkout cleaning charge $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

Free parking and WIFI offered by Papakea Resort.

The Papakea Resort charges a Facilities Use Fee of $17 per day, payable to the front desk upon arrival. Max fee per stay of $170. This fee is separate from our rental transaction.

Credit card payments have a fee (3% USA or 5% International), added to total charges. Payments by check have no fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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