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Mark Deakos

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french

Maui on a Budget - Large Plantation Home near Beach, Aug $75/night Special!

68 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Why spend an extra $50 - $200 per night on where you sleep? Why not spend that extra money whale watching, snorkeling, fishing, dining, or experiencing Maui's endless activities?

Take advantage of the most affordable vacation rental in West Maui. This cute, spacious, and very clean 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home is located in beautiful Napili on the oceanside of the Lower Rd. The two bedrooms include a master bedroom with a Posturepedic Queen bed, and a second room with a trundle bed (beds can be joined to make a king bed or split to make 2 twins). Newly renovated, this quiet home offers a fully furnished kitchen, and very spacious living and dining room areas, everything you need to be comfortable without the outrageous cost.

This plantation home sits on a large 10,000 square foot property with plumeria, guava, mango, papaya, and banana trees. A five minute walk takes you to a beautiful, quiet beach where sunsets are magnificent. A 10 minute walk takes you to the Napili Plaza where all the ameniites (post office, ATM, grocery store, restaurants, pharmacy, beauty salon, and snorkel set rentals) are available. A Weber gas BBQ and a washer/drier are also at your disposal. Depending on what is fruiting in the garden or on the trees, fresh fruits and veggies may also be available.

The property owner, a doctoral graduate in marine biology, lives in a studio connected to the main house. If he is not off-island on a research cruise in some remote part of the world, he would be happy to advise you on where to experience the best of Maui's underwater beauty. Two egg-laying hens, affectionately known as "Salt" and "Brown Sugar", roam the backyard and roost and lay in the coupe at night. The inside of the coupe is monitored with a small security camera by the owner so he can keep tabs on the health and well being of his baby girls when on travel. No roosters so you barely know they are there and they are a lot of fun to watch. This can be your home away from home while you explore all the beauty of Maui.

Maui County Permit # BBWM 201210001

Keywords: affordable, plantation home, near beach, spacious, clean, BBQ, laundry, ocean view, quiet, plumeria, guava, mango, banana, tropical

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Mark Deakos (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Mark Deakos

Welcome to my beautiful home. I'm originally from Montreal, Canada, but found my paradise here on Maui where I have lived for the past 17 years. I am a marine biologist having spent the better part of my last 20 years studying whales and dolphins all over the world. More recently I obtained my doctoral degree learning about Maui's manta rays. Now I spend most of my time devoted to my non-profit, The Hawaii Association for Marine Education and Research, Inc., pursuing its mission to preserve Hawaii precious marine resources through sound research and education. I look forward to telling you all about the beauty of the underwater world available to you just offshore of my beautiful home.

Mark Deakos purchased this house in 2004

Why Mark Deakos chose Maui

I spent the past 17 years studying the endangered humpback whale here in Maui, the best place in the world to study them on their breeding ground. Where else would anyone want to buy a home?

What makes this house unique

The home is located on 10,000 square feet with beautiful plumeria, guava, mango, and banana trees. It is 15 minutes north of Lahaina, close enough to gain access to all their activities and restaurants while enjoying the tranquility and beauty of the upper west side. The sunsets are spectacular from the beach only a 5 min walk from the house. Bring a beach chair, a beverage, and soak in the beauty. A ten minute walk up the hill is Napili market where the post office, grocery store, ATM, and restaurants are available for your convenience. Or stop in at Boss Frog's for some affordable snorkel gear and enjoy the many turtles, fish, and beautiful corals. In the winter months, listen closely and you just might hear humpback whales singing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the hospitality and for helping us have a wonderful vacation on Maui.
May 2011
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based on 68 traveler reviews

Maui on a Budget - Large Plantation Home near Beach, Aug $75/night Special!
average rating of 4.602941 based on 70 reviews

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This place is quiet and comfortable. Fully equipped kitchen and cozy dining area helped to save money and eat on our own schedule.

Great location for beautiful beaches and day trips on the West Maui to

Kapalua Beach, Napili Bay and our favorite Oneola Bay Beach (if you love big waves and fresh strong breezes ), unforgettable snorkel at Makuleia Bay left wonderful memories of our trip to West Maui!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great budget location.

  • 4 of 5

Mark's place is pretty rustic, but very roomy and in a great location for beaches and day trips on the West Shore. If we found ourselves at home near sunset we would walk 5 minutes to the small but lovely neighboring beach to watch the sunset and swim with turtles. We did encounter a few roaches, but on the critter upside, an adorable gecko hung out above our bed and chirped at 5am daily. :) There are also snorkel renting supplies and a great grocery store within walking distance and the Slack Key guitar concerts were happening just up the road near the Sea House restaurant while we were there.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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There are no words....a MAGNIFICENT stay

  • 5 of 5

The cozy atmosphere, the comfy home, the beautiful grounds...WOW!

Sleeps 3-4 comfortably; the 3 of us has PLENTY of room. NOTE: there is NO A/C unit on the premises. PLENTY of FANS. Several windows.

Having the washer and dryer was a GODSEND; we were CONSTANTLY getting swimwear wet and dirty.

Everything needed was there; TV's that we NEVER watched...a refrigerator and full kitchen that saved us TONS of money on food and breakfast.

Walking distance to two beaches; a quick drive to snorkel areas, a 20 minute commute to Lahaina.

Walmart in Kapalui 45 minutes away.

Mark has a quaint rustic place, while NOT new by any means...has a HOME feeling and we felt at ease from the 1st night.

A repeat visit is DEFINITE . Thanks , AGAIN, Mark!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Very homey, comfortable, with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here, great location, very comfortable, fully equipped kitchen was great. Very quiet, and a handbook written by the owner with all sorts of great ideas of things to do and places to eat!! Very spacious and family friendly. We would definitely stay here again :)

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lovely rustic place.

  • 5 of 5

Unless you are trying to find a million dollar home or a 5 stars hotel where you will have the impression of being on a business trip, this is the best place to go. A plantation style bungalow where you will really have the feeling of being in Hawaii.The house is very clean and well organized. The garden is full of fruits, vegetables and herbs with a cat and two friendly chickens walking around. Respect for nature and the environment is very obvious with recycling and composting well managed. As for the beaches nearby, they are just idyllic with coral reefs, tropical fishes and turtles galore.The only negative: Marc was not there to tell us beautiful stories about ocean researches because he was on a mission to the Maldives but his positive presence could still be felt.We will definitely come back in this paradise to meet him, a paradise where it was necessary to take us by force to leave.

Merci beaucoup encore et encore pour ton hospitalité et au revoir.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful, quiet vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at Mark's property! We love this place because it is quiet and comfortable. Mark is such a gracious host- we enjoy chatting with him and he is always accommodating with us checking in early or checking out late, if the rental's schedule allows for it. It's a great location and the next time we're in Maui we'll book here again! Thank you so much for everything, Mark!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Kapalua Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Maui Brewing Co.
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Lahaina Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mama's Rib's & Rotisserie
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kahana Sunset
Car: not necessary

Whale Watching, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding,


Rates & Availability

Lahaina House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off-Peak Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $75
Tax Rate 13.25%

If you are booking within 2 weeks of your checkin date, the rate is only $75/night! There is a 13.40% Hawaii sales and transient accommodation tax and a cleaning fee of $130 added on.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lahaina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 928 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) This is a Trundle bed that can be used as two single twins or joined as a King bed., Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) An infant playpen is available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room has a futon that can be used as a bed to sleep 2 persons. The guest room has a Trundle bed that can be used as two separate twins or joined to form a King bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
A fold-away playpen on wheels and beach toys are also available for those with very young children.

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