|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
Fantastic ocean view. Recently renovated unit located on sandy Kaanapali Beach at the Papakea Resort. Spacious grounds include Pools, Jacuzzis, Putting Greens, Tennis Courts, Shuffleboard, Koi Ponds, Tropical Gardens and Tiki Torches. Excellant swiming and snorkling beach. Whole unit (including loft area) Air Conditioning with seperate controls for each area. Great beach for kids just a couple blocks away.
We took our daughters for a graduation trip and had a family of 6 staying there. There was plenty of room and it was a very nice and clean condo. Great views from the deck. The resort is very nice also and walking distance of many restaraunts and shops. Would definantly stay there again.
My family of 6 enjoyed our week at Bill's Papakea unit very much. All other reviews are accurate...the grounds are gorgeous, we marveled at the beautifully maintained koi ponds. The outdoor grills were cleaned every night so it was like cooking on a fresh new grill each day. The farmer's market is quaint (outdoors open M/W/F 7-11am), and we couldn't get enough of those Maui Gold pineapples we found there. There's a fixed store called "Farmer's Market" also which is open 7am-7pm, 7 days/week for basic supplies and some of the same things you'd find at the outdoor market. ABC Market and Times Grocery are down the street in the opposite direction. The state-run beach/park across from the farmer's market is IDEAL if you have little tots and are worried about them playing in the ocean. A natural, protective rock formation protects the shore from breakers and makes a 2-foot high "pool" so the little ones can experience gentle ocean swells without parents fearing they'll be swept away. NOTE: there is no "beach" at Papakea, the waves crash into the seawall which is beautiful and dramatic, but you cannot swim there. Though the basics for a relaxing vacation are all available nearby, if you are planning to really see Maui (Ocean Center, Hana, Haleakala), you really need a car. We experienced minor issues with facilities/plumbing at the unit which were responded to quickly by owner, and we even were granted an extra-late check-out time when the water had to be temporarily shut off on our last day. Owner Bill kept small problems from becoming big problems by his ultra-fast responsiveness and accommodating nature. He truly treats others the way he would expect to be treated, and that's refreshing these days! Perfect cost-effective unit for a larger family. Rent this unit and you will not regret it!
Spacious, well maintained condo within walking distance to the beach, grocery shopping and restaurants. The beds are incredibly comfortable! 4 of us stayed for 2 weeks in early November and the unit had everything we needed. The resort was only about 3/4 full because of the shoulder season and most of the other guests were 55+. The grounds are immaculate and the front desk check in was quick and efficient. A great place for a restful vacation.
This unit was great! The lanai has a fabulous view of the ocean and Molokai, and we ate almost all of our meals out there. Be sure to shop at the farmer's market, just a couple blocks north of the complex, for fresh produce, jams, and salsas. The unit is well stocked, even for a relatively large group, and has AC. If the trade winds are blowing, just open the sliding door to the lanai and the bedroom windows, and get natural AC. The pools and hot tubs are very well maintained and are almost always uncrowded, and are a great place to meet people from all over the world.
We had the opportunity to stay in this wonderful condo for nearly 2 full weeks in July of this year! We were a party of 8 and were pleasantly surprised with it's location and view of the beach, as well as how the condo was stocked with everything you could need! We cooked there nearly everyday, using the BBQ's out by the pool! Even with a full house, we were comfortable, taken care of, and the owner, Bill, is also very attentive and easy to work with when it comes to the business side of the condo. I looked, and looked, and looked for a place for us to stay without needing to sell a kidney to enjoy vacation... and this is the place. It's VERY reasonably priced, has internet, and even air conditioning, and we certainly impressed overall! Would we stay there again... YOU BET!.... I am looking into returning next year if we can swing it! Trust me... You won't be disappointed with this location! Aloha and Mahalo Bill! We appreciate you and love your place!
We just got back from staying 10 nights in this beautiful condo unit at the awesome Papakea Resort in Ka'anapali on the West shore of Maui. There were 7 of us which included my husband and myself, our two adult sons who are 20 and 24, and my parents and my mother-in-law who are in their late 70's/early 80's.
The unit was extremely clean, well-kept and spacious, and the price was unbeatable! Our sons stayed in the loft area which is quite spacious and gave them a space of their own to chill out. The kitchen was well equipped with assorted pots, pans, and cooking utensils and included place settings, silverware, glassware, and coffee mugs for 12+ people. Although there were numerous steak/cutting knives in the knife drawer, none of them were very sharp, and we had trouble finding a knife that could easily cut the daily delectable pineapples we devoured. The view from our condo was fabulous, and we all loved just sitting on the lanai and looking out over the beautiful, scrupulously-manicured grounds.
All of the fixtures, furniture, cabinetry, carpeting and flooring in the unit were up to date and in great shape except for the living room couch/sleeper sofa, which appeared to be either a little worn or slightly dirty. Our only other complaint was that although we could connect to the internet with our laptops, we were unable to do so with our cell phones.
Bill, the owner, was so easy to work with, very responsive to e-mails and phone calls, and graciously offered to pay the $15/day facility fee and cleaning fee. We definitely appreciated this as it allowed us to have access to wireless internet, swim in the beautiful pools, soak in the hot tubs, grill out in the numerous grills down by the pool, play shuffle board, putt on the putting green, enjoy mai tai's on Thursday nights, and allowed me to partake in the yoga, yoga-lates, and water aerobics classes free of charge. The instructors were top-notch, too! What a way to start your day with yoga right next to the beach while listening to the ocean waves! We also used the concierge to book a lu'au which we thoroughly enjoyed!
Other than the few minor things I called out, this unit totally surpassed all of our expectations, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Maui in large part due to this beautiful condo unit and facility! We would definitely love to stay here again if we ever return to Maui. Mahalo, Bill for renting such a beautiful unit at such an affordable price! You've spoiled us!!
No added fees or cleaning charges. Free parking for one vehicle The new Facility Fee of $15 per night
imposed by the Board of Directors last year is paid in full by the owner..