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FRONT ROW - 5 min Walk to Beach - Panoramic Ocean View-no resort fees-golf

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,840 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms Fully remodeled + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, Sleeps 4-6)

This family owned home features hand carved furniture & fantastic, 180 degree ocean views to Molokai. The remodel, completed in 2012, includes granite counter tops, tile floors, new appliances, & air conditioning.

The two separated bedrooms each have a king-sized bed & adjoining expansive bathrooms. The master bedroom boasts a a small wall safe for your valuables & a separate lanai overlooking the ocean. The views from every window are private & landscaped. The couch makes into a queen-sized bed. The 3rd bathroom, complete with a shower, is accessible to your guests or for those sleeping in the living room. A Graco Pack & Play is available. Three HD TV's, Wifi, Ipod dock, 4 telephones with free long-distance to U.S. and Canada, cable TV, & high speed Roadrunner Turbo internet connection keep you in touch with the world while the plush lanai furniture beckons the visitor to sit back & enjoy the ocean views.

The villa is located next to world class golf courses (The Kapalua, The Bay Course & the world-famous Plantation). All have many breath-taking vistas. As a guest of our villa we can give you a discount on two courses - just ask.

Fine beaches, judged by many as the best in Maui, are minutes away either by the free, door-to-door Kapalua Resort Shuttle; your car; or by walking - Kapalua Beach; D. T. Fleming Beach; Napili Bay; Oneloa Beach, Honolua Bay & the adjoining Mokule'ia (or Slaughterhouse) Beach.

At the end of a short cul-de-sac this front row villa has panoramic views of the ocean & the island of Molokai. In season whale watching from the lanai is a MUST (with an owner provided telescope and binoculars). Although located just minutes from Lahaina the villa is situated in a lavishly landscaped & peaceful setting. This end of the island benefits from the Trade Winds which you will find are very welcome!

It's a short walk to the nearest Association pool with well maintained BBQ's & a covered, outdoor kitchen area (includes oven, stove, refrigerator, microwave, tables & chairs). Around the corner is the Ritz Carlton with its fine restaurants & amenities. Groceries stores are also convenient - the closest (walking distance for some) boasts an espresso bar, fresh vegetables & fine meats. Next door to that is 'The Sansei', advertised as Maui's best sushi restaurant. There are two excellent spas nearby (the Ritz Carlton and the Montage Spa).

This spacious one-level home has been in our family for more than 25 years. In 2011 Richard & Joan (& families) purchased it from our Father's estate & began the update/remodel of the entire unit. We hope that you will enjoy your memories of vacations in Maui. We welcome you to our home.

Keywords: Ocean view, whale watching, close to beach, golfing, snorkeling, swimming, swimming pool, Maui, condo, tennis courts, privacy, cul-de-sac, remodeled, fully updated, 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom, sleeps 4-6, townhouse, The Ridge, Kapalua, no booking fees, no parking fees, no resort fees, no pool fees

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Dennis & Joan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Dennis & Joan

Richard Lowry & Joan Hartsough were siblings. They both were married and retired. Richard & Jeri have three children & one grandson. Richard's family live in Vancouver in Washington State. They are owned by a dog, chickens, a rabbit, a large vegetable garden & a number of fruit trees. He was an avid collector of antique furniture which he refinished in his garage (The Midbro Workshop).

Joan & Dennis live in Anderson in northern California on about 2 acres. They have 5 children & 7 grandchildren in addition to two dogs, 5 chickens, a cat, a vegetable garden & assorted fruit trees.

Maui is a labor of love for our families - a living tribute to our parents/grandparents who loved Hawaii since being stationed there in the 1950's. They purchased this villa in the early 1990's.

Richard passed away in February 2012. The last year of his life he was excited about purchasing, remodeling & bringing his family back to Maui for vacations.

Dennis & Joan purchased this villa in 2011

Why Dennis & Joan chose Maui

Joan & Richard's father was career Navy - we moved about every 4 years. In the early 1950's our dad was stationed in Pearl Harbor & thus was born the family's love of the Hawaii Islands. At that time shots were required to visit to the Islands & our transportation by military transport ships. To this day Richard & Joan still prefer flip-flops to shoes!.

After retirement our folks wintered in Maui & eventually purchased this condo. All of their friends, children, in-laws, & grandchildren visited whenever possible. When our parents died we were determined to keep the villa to continue the tradition of family vacations & to share the experience with you.

After extensive remodeling we hope you will enjoy your visit with us. We have used the villa as a base to visit the other islands; taken every kind of whale watching boat; seen the sun rise over Haleakala Volcano; snorkeled; bicycled; eaten fresh pineapple in the fields; sampled many great restaurants; seen amazing shows; visited all of the tourist spots & spent money in most of the stores. Each experience was enjoyable, But our favorite thing to do in Maui is nothing. We sit on the lanai with a good book & a cold drink hoping to stay here forever.

What makes this villa unique

The view to Molokai is spectacular. The Ridge is beautifully landscaped and our 4-plex villa is secluded from the other buildings. We enjoy our unique privacy from every window; the wind in the palm trees & sound of the waves on Oneloa Bay. There's a fine walking trail along the shoreline connecting 5 of the Kapalua beaches just below the villa. Stores & restaurants, golf & swimming are convenient. This location, outside of Lahaina, is quiet, cooler, & restful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you. Our family - which included my husband, three children (ages 9 7 and 4 yrs), and myself - had a fantastic vacation in Maui! Your villa surpassed our expectations. It had everything we needed and plenty of space - it was very comfortable. We enjoyed the condo pool - several times - this was a huge hit with the children. We also spent time exploring the local beaches. Oneloa Bay was great for boogie boarding (and the boggie boards in the condo were terrific!). We also spent a few days at Kapalua Beach - this was hands down our favorite beach - great for snorkeling, plenty of rocks to climb. We rented a paddleboard from Boss Frogs (paddle boards on the beach were $40/hour. Boss Frogs in Napili Stripmall rented paddleboards for $50/day!). The kids loved this beach - waves were perfect, not too windy - absolutely the best. We also went to J. T. Fleming Beach and Honolua Bay - and saw turtles in both places. Overall we had a great beach, snorkeling, swimming and paddle/boogie board vacation. The kids cannot wait to return to Maui.

Aug 2012
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Lahaina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks and over-sized tile shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
  • 3 all have tile and granite counter tops.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • There is a king-sized bed in both bedrooms. The couch makes into a queen-sized bed in the living.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Covered carport, private master bedroom lanai; smoking allowed outside; ground floor unit; washer/dryer in villa, HD TV's in both bedrooms, beach towels provided, oversize master bathroom shower, king-sized bed in master bedroom and spare bedroom, keyless entry lock, wall safe, single level, private settling & excellent spas, restaurants and beaches nearby. 5 minutes walk to the ocean. Close to community pool.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(81 traveler reviews)

FRONT ROW - 5 min Walk to Beach - Panoramic Ocean View-no resort fees-golf
average rating of 4.987654 based on 88 reviews

A wonderful and memorable stay!

  • 5 of 5

We made last minute plans to visit a friend in Maui who lives near Kapalua. When we visit Maui, we usually stay in Wailea or Lahaina but decided to look for a place closer to my friend. Well we just discovered the most perfect place to stay on Maui!! The condo is located on a ridge with breathtaking views of the ocean and Molokai in a beautiful community between The Ritz and The Montage resorts. It is steps away from the Kapalua Coastal Trail where I walked every morning and enjoyed watching the incredible surf and saw lots of sea turtles. The condo is also located next to two of the most beautiful beaches in Maui, Oneloa Bay and DT Fleming’s. Oneloa Bay is a short 3-4 minute walk from the condo and Fleming’s is about 5-7 minutes further by the Ritz. Not only are these beaches spectacular, they are less crowed than the beaches in Wailea or Ka’anapali. If you are looking for a more peaceful and relaxing Maui vacation, Kapalua is the place to go.

In addition to the restaurants at both the Ritz and the Montage, there are several other great restaurants within walking distance, including Sansei and Merriman’s. There is also a Honolua store nearby where you can buy anything you might need such as prepared foods, groceries, wine/beer, etc. There are golf courses and hiking trails nearby too. Everything you need is within walking distance from this condo!! It is truly the perfect location and we are so glad we found it!

If the location alone with the stunning views isn't enough to convince you this is the best place to stay on Maui, you’ll definitely be convinced once you enter the condo. It is so beautifully and tastefully decorated, and has every amenity you need. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and well-appointed, and there’s plenty of closet space. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare your meals and the lanai overlooking the ocean is huge enough to dine or just lounge and enjoy the magnificent view!

But to us, the very best thing about renting this amazing condo are the owners. They could not have been easier or more pleasant to work with. They were so incredibly helpful in making sure we had everything we needed. Joan and Dennis, a heartfelt THANK YOU for everything, and for making our trip a truly memorable one, for so many reasons as you know. We can’t wait to come back!!

Meg and Bob

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to write this wonderful review. We know you have made many trips to Maui have experienced several of the different locations. Therefore your kind words mean a lot to us especially since this trip was not for the usual happy of reasons. We're very glad to know that our home was available so that you could be a support to others. It was a blessing for us to meet you and be able to share it with you. Please do come back.
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Fantastic location and fantastic hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Joan and Dennis' condo was the perfect place for our first visit to Maui. Everything that we needed was available for our use. The views from the lanais are fabulous and so relaxing. It was great to have the A/C and the fans to keep it cool after a day on the beach. The beds were comfy. The showers were great and updated. The kitchen is fantastic with pretty much anything that you'll need for your stay. The complex is so quiet that we felt like we were the only ones there. Joan was more than helpful with her suggestions for activities and areas to visit. She was also very helpful in answering any questions that this first-timer had. They are fantastic hosts, no worries here. Thanks again for the opportunity to stay here and we hope, hope, hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just lovely! Comfy ~ clean ~ updated ~ great location and easy walk to beach ~ lovely view

  • 5 of 5

We had the best family vacation and this condo/property was just perfect for us! Great morning coffee time on the lanai and cocktails at sunset ~ awwwww, miss it already! We were celebrating two college graduates (nursing school and law school) and their spouses so there were 6 of us. The two main bedrooms were just wonderful for 2 couples and we did rock/paper/scissors for the hide-a-bed in main living area for third couple...not a comfortable hide-a-bed but then are any of them comfortable? Kitchen well supplied with dishes and utensils and cooking items. AC worked great in all areas but in the evening the breezes (Kapalua is very windy...we love it!) we opened things up and enjoyed the warm breeze and smells of the island! We hope to book here again!!! We LOVE Kapalua! It's always like home to us and now we've found our new fav condo/property!! Oh!! NO BUGS!!! We loved that!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your enjoyment of our home. Now all we have to do is arrange for a couple more graduations in the family for next year so that you can all return to celebrate again! We're sorry adult children didn't find the hide-a-bed comfortable - we've been told it is remarkably sleep-able for a sofa bed, but haven't tried it ourselves. We loved seeing your vacation picture and appreciate the great care you took of our home. Thank you for this review. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.
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Thank You, Joan and Dennis

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous home you have!! It was everything that was hoped for and more! Wonderful memories of relaxing on the lanai while watching the waves and the sky. So quiet and private which made the vacation even more restful. I would definitely recommend this home and am looking forward to coming back. Joan and David gave us lots of information on the area and activities in Maui. You're the best!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that our home was available for you. We too love relaxing on the lanai while enjoying the sound of the waves, the warm breeze and the views to Molokai. We feel very fortunate to have so much privacy on our lanai to slowly drink our morning coffee in our bathrobes. It's the perfect way to start the day - slowly! Please do come back. We think you are the BEST also!
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Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

This condo is outstanding, and the owner's couldn't be nicer. It is very,very well equipped, was spotless when we arrived, and I really can't think of anything that they could do better for our comfort. The kitchen had a good supply of condiments on hand to get started, along with a bag of great coffee. There are chairs, umbrellas, mats, and all kinds of toys for the beach. The view is great, and you can hear the waves from the beach.

We will hope to return here as soon as possible. Thank you for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you and hosting your vacation in Maui. You were perfect guests and we are proud to have you say that you'd like to return as soon as possible. Thank you for all of the things you added to our home and for your excellent communication. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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One of the best VRBO houses we have rented!

  • 5 of 5

It is hard to leave this beautiful villa. The photos on VRBO don't do it justice, it is far more beautiful and larger than photos depict. The lanai is very large (important because there were 5 of us sharing it) and faces the ocean providing prime whale viewing. The beds and furniture are very comfortable. The owners have thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable. There are beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards, swim "noodles", and beach towels. There is a washer and dryer with laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets. They also provide Costco sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner rather than the little one ounce bottles we usually see. The kitchen has every utensil, pot, pan, and other kitchen gadget we needed to prepare meals, including sharp knives! It is truly only a 5 minute walk to the beach, and even closer is the pool. A great snorkel beach, Kapalua beach is only .6 miles from the house. The owners have been incredibly helpful. We first spoke with them a year ago when we began planning this trip. They emailed information on where to eat, things to do with children, activities and more. We had not stayed in Kapalua before, but now we can't imagine not staying here, it is so different from the resort environment. It is peaceful and quiet.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest's granddaughter wrote a diary of their visit for a homework assignment (with pictures). It was amazing sharing each day of the vacation from a child's perspective. Thank you for this wonderful review and for sharing the report. We agree with you about loving the peaceful atmosphere of Kapalua - that's exactly the way we feel! (Also I love that you mentioned the sharp knifes. Dull ones are one of my "pet peeves" so it's on my To-Do list every year!) We enjoyed every moment of meeting your family and following your daily activities in Maui.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
West Maui (Inter-island airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Ritz Carlton
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bay Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Honopiilani or Hwy 3
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ritz Carlton
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

Access to the world-class Kapalua Platation Golf Course (home of the PGA Hyundai), & the Kapalua Bay Golf Course. The Kapalua spa, Tennis Garden and Trail System are also available. You will have a choice of fine restaurants within minutes. Unique hiking trails are located throughout the resort (the Kapalua Coastal trail, a trail through the Village Golf Course, and a trail in the mountains of West Maui). Kitesurf, paddle board or snorkel at nearby beaches. Kapalua Resort's zipline course is one of the country's largest with nearly 2 miles of parallel line zipping action within the West Maui mountains. The Kapalua Resort Courtesy Shttle provides transportation door to door to the entrace of three beaches and all Kapalua locations including restaurants, shops, the Kapalua spa, and the Ritz Carlton. The nearby Honolua Store offers a deli, gourmet meats & cheeses, fine wines, fresh produce and an expresso bar.


Rates & Availability

Lahaina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 2 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
holiday season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
10 night minimum stay
whale season
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
balance 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Dec 14 2018
6 night minimum stay
holiday season
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 6 2019
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $210 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Prices subject to change without notice. All rates in U S DOLLARS
6 day minimum EXCEPT to fill holes between bookings in the calendar. A minimum of 5 days during summer months required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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