About the property
- Villa1828 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 - 7 nights
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
Dennis & Joan
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 09, 2018
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 lives in Vancouver in Washington State. 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, 4 chickens, a cat, a vegetable garden & assorted fruit trees. Maui is a labor of love for both families - a living tribute to our parents/grandparents who loved Hawaii since being stationed there in the early 1950's. Our folks purchased this villa in the early 1990's. Richard passed away in February 2012. The last year of his life he was excited about remodeling the villa & bringing his family back to Maui for vacations.
Dennis & Joan purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Dennis & Joan chose Kapalua
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 & we made the trip by military transport ships. To this day Richard & Joan still prefer flip-flops to shoes!. After their 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.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A wonderful and memorable stay!
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
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.
We stayed a week in this beautiful place. So spacious and amazing ocean views. Joan and Dennis are simply the best in ensuring your stay is comfortable and memorable.
The pictures of this place look fantastic but when you walk in and see how spacious and private each suite is, you will be impressed and then the ocean views to top it off! We saw humpback whales daily and the breeze made it very comfortable.
We brought our 22 month old son and they even had a box of toys. He was so happy! There is coolers, pool noodles, beach shoes, chairs and more....
The Sansei Restaurant just down the road is so good but make sure you make a reservation. We got lucky and got to sit at the bar and enjoy some of their delicious dishes.
You were wonderful guests keeping us informed when the living room slider screens abruptly disappeared . . . . . .and suddenly reappeared completely repaired. (The Ridge Association is awesome at taking care of the villa.) We totally appreciate those guests who understand that we need help making sure that the villa is always in tip-top shape at all times. We're glad that you enjoyed our home and would love to welcome you all back one day soon. (We're especially glad that your son enjoyed his first trip to Hawaii.) Mahalo.
Beautiful villa and well stocked. Convenient to many locations. Would highly recommend.
Just A Wonderful Stay!
This propery is first class in every regard!
My wife and I planned to meet our friends from Australia in Maui in February as a half-way rendezvous point, and we collaborated in finding a place to stay while there. I did the initial search and suggested we consider this villa. We all agreed this was the one, and so I made the arrangements.
From the very first contact, I found the owners, Dennis and Joan, to be extremely personable and such a pleasure to work with. They continued to offer top-notch response and support regarding any question we had up to and throughout the time of our stay. I cannot emphasize enough their professional and personal considerations. They were absolutely great!
Now as to the property itself, the moment we entered we knew we had made the correct choice! It is truly beautiful. It is spacious, impeccably appointed, spotlessly clean, with every amenity one could desire. It seems no detail has been overlooked. There are three lanais, and the ocean views are spectacular. We spent our downtime relaxing on the lanai, enjoying the ocean breezes and watching the whales while we renewed our friendship.
In addition to the main living areas we also found the bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, etc.
to be equally impressive.
Nearby there are stores to buy just about any provision one would want, great golf courses, and restaurants. However, we decided to eat on the main lanai more than we usually would simply because it was such a pleasure to do so.
Thank you, Joan and Dennis, for the opportunity to share your beautiful villa for a week. While we have been to Maui before, this was the best! When and if we return we will surely be in contact with you.
In the interim I will close this out by saying to those who may be looking for the right property, "Stay here!"
What a great View!
Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us! We have stayed in Kapalua many times and this
is the best view we have ever had. Whale watching from the lanai was incredible! We were
here to celebrate a special birthday and we had a wonderful stay.
Joan and Dennis are lovely people and helped answer all our questions about our stay.
Thank you for selecting our home to celebrated that special birthday in your family. We enjoyed having a small part in making it memorable. We're glad you liked our home (we're rather fond of it ourselves), but we can't take any credit for those views! Maui is a beautiful place to vacation and the whales are awesome. We hope that you this visit with a smile.
A Great stay !!!
My brother, his wife, my wife and I spent two wonderful weeks at Joan and Dennis' villa. As mentioned in previous reviews the photos don't do justice to reality. The views from the lanais (there are two) are spectacular and the interior of the villa is second to none. Each bedroom with their own extremely large ensuite bathroom is something you'd be lucky to experience in an upscale penthouse suite. Coffee in the morning watching the whales from the lanai became a daily ritual followed by day trips around the island.
DT Fleming beach, a short 10 minute walk away turned out to be our favourite beach on the island. It's sandy, fairly large, not overly crowded and with the supplied beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards provided many great memories.
We went on a phenomenal whale watching tour and took the ferry to Lanai and spent a glorious day at Hulopoe beach, a great sandy beach also great for snorkelling.
All-in all we had a great time. Joan and Dennis are wonderful hosts and were very responsive to any questions we had prior to our trip.
Colin, Carol, Glenn and Joady
We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your very kind review. Sitting on the lanai (even during the months when the whales aren't in Hawaii) with a cup of coffee is one of our favorite things to do! The warm breeze, the beautiful ocean view, and the sound of the surf . . . . . we only go inside to replenish our coffee. Come back. We loved having you stay with us.
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
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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.