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Ocean View-Upfront #277 Dolphin Bldg, Kaanapali Beach $250+

Bedrooms 1
Space 744 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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

Villa #277 in the 2-story Dolphin Building has a superior location with excellent views of the ocean and swimming pool. Kaanapali Beach is just steps from the front-door and perfect for swimming, snorkeling and walking on the warm, golden sand.

Your private, covered tiled Lanai is on the 2nd floor and measures 7 feet x 14+ feet; larger than some lanais.. Up-front Lanai location is wonderful for eating meals, whale watching, viewing ocean & swimming pool, and the soft music from local musicians that play at the Castaway Cafe on a few evenings of the week.

Hawaiian style Dolphin building offers peace and true relaxation unlike modern tall high-rise buildings. The friendly Castaway Cafe out front is convenient for a cool drink or meal.

Stairs to entrance at 2-story Dolphin Bldg.

No elevator. Tight-Spiral-Staircase from living to bedroom. (Not suitable for children or persons with disabilities to go up staircase).

1 Bed/1 Bath....sleeps only (2) Two persons.

Comfortably upgraded with granite counters and large tile flooring. Leather furniture. Comfortable pillow-top Cal-King size bed in loft bedroom (up spiral staircase). Bedroom has 37' HDTV and Living room 42" HDTV: both with Blueray/dvd/cd player and ipod.

Small Safe for valuables.

Wireless internet access from anywhere in the condo.

• CAL-King Bed in Loft -2 GUESTS MAXIMUM {NO exceptions}


• Living room Large 42' HDTV

• Loft Bedroom 37' HDTV

• VIEW of Ocean & Pool

• Internet Station/ Wireless Internet Access

• Two Swimming Pools: 1 @ Dolphin Bldg/1 @ Coconut bldg at back of resort

• Small Gym

• coin-operated washers/dryers across from Pool

• Shuffleboard; BBQs at resort

• Ocean view restaurant

• Small convenience store in lobby

• Whalers Village - 15 minute walk

• Beach Rentals out front for boogie boards/chairs/etc.

• Resort/Parking charge $18 daily + paid to front-desk.

• Smoking Prohibited in condos; but allowed in designated areas on Resort Property outside

Keywords: 1 Bed Ocean-view upfront next to beach and pool

State of Hawaii Tax Reg #W01302456-01 (New Hawaii Tax ID TA and GE #202-382-5408-01).

More Details

Property Manager
George Nelson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About George Nelson

Mr. & Mrs. Nelson

Have owned the condo since the 1980's

George Nelson purchased this villa in 1985

Why George Nelson chose Maui

Villa #277 Dolphin Bldg. is one of the best locations!

Ocean and Swimming Pool views. Steps from the sandy Beach: wonderful for swimming and snorkeling and walking on the sand. Low-rise 2-story.

Private Lanai.

What makes this villa unique

Superior location. Fantastic views of Ocean and Swimming Pool.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Mark gunning
Sep 2012
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Lahaina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 744 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) Cal King pillow top
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Ocean View-Upfront #277 Dolphin Bldg, Kaanapali Beach $250+
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 22 reviews
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Relaxing and fun vacation destination

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay in Unit #277, Dolphin Building, Maui Kaanapali Villas! The owners, George and Cynthia, were great to deal with, from the time of our initial inquiry, through to signing the rental agreement and making payment, and finally following up with us after our stay. The staff at the resort were also very friendly and helpful, and made check-in and check-out seamless. The unit itself is very spacious, clean and tastefully updated. All the comforts of home were provided. The lanai overlooking the pool, with a view to the ocean and sunshine all day long was great - especially when the whales were jumping not far off shore, or when the "happy hour" entertainer serenaded us in the late afternoons! The pool and beach at the resort provided hours of sun-soaking pleasure. We enjoyed the best restaurant meal of our trip at the on-site "Castaway Grill." Maui Kaanapali Villas provides well-maintained and beautiful grounds, and the resort feel is very friendly, relaxed and low-key. Parking access was excellent, which is a rarity at many resorts in Maui. The resort is along the "Beach Walk", a stretch of sidewalk that runs for several kilometers past the hotels, condos, restaurants, shops, parks and golf course along the coastline. We enjoyed going for runs and walks along the Beach Walk, including a 1 KM walk (one-way) to an amazing coffee shop (Island Press), and approximately 1.75 KM to Whalers' Village for shopping. Many thanks to George and Cynthia for enabling us to enjoy a memorable vacation! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great unit at our favorite resort

  • 5 of 5

We loved this unit. The lanai overlooks the pool and has a great ocean view. We will definitley want to stay in this unit on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma County, CA

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay while vacationing in Maui. Close to everything you could possibly want to do in Maui! The condo is very well stocked and it instantly felt like home! The owners are very nice to deal with and answered all my questions before our stay. It is very clean and organized. Great place for snorkeling and relaxing on the beach. We will be back asap!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maui Lover

  • 4 of 5

Very nice condo! Nicely furnished and decorated with an tropical island theme. Great location on this very nice property! Owner has provided a well stocked kitchen. Very organized and labeled supplies (replacement light bulbs, etc.). Very comfortable bed! Provided us with linens & beach towels from private service since they are not part of the onsite property. Owner was very quick & efficient with all correspondence and reservation. Only issue for some could be the spiral staircase to get to bed in the loft. Not for older folks or children.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington State

1 bedroom condo

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely redone a few years ago...owners have made an effort to make it as comfortable as possible. Great location at the property. It has a small circular stairway to get to the loft anyone handicapped would have a difficult time getting upstairs. We enjoyed this condo and location very much.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona

The Perfect Home Base in Maui

  • 5 of 5

This condo and its location were perfect for our 30th anniversary celebration in Maui. If we are so fortunate as to be able to return to Maui we would not hesitate to stay here again if it's available. The owners have decorated and organized the condo wonderfully, and it was super clean. The king-sized bed was very comfortable as well. Mahalo for sharing your condo!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lahaina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 14 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Add: Hawaii state TA tax 9.25% and GE tax 4.17%.
Cleaning fee of $160.42 per stay

The Front-desk collects a Daily Resort Fee of $18 + tax payable to Front-desk at check-in time.
Two (2) people maximum occupancy.

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