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Affordable Luxry: Panoramic Ocean View 1 Br Condo at Ocean Front Papakea Resort

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Ocean View Condo- Papakea Ocean Front Resort, Kaanapali Beach, Lahaina, W. Maui


Welcome to our 1 Bedroom Condo with PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEW at Papakea Ocean Front Resort. Papakea resort is a 13 acres of lush tropical paradise. It is located in West Maui between the Kaanapali and Kapalua with world class golf resorts and minutes from shops, restaurants, and galleries in nearby Lahaina and Whalers Village.

Make a left in front of the resort and you have access to miles of North Kaanapali beaches for walking (both beach walk and Board walk), snorkeling or paddle boarding.

You are renting through the OWNER directly and NOT through some management company who manage multiple rentals. You have no idea which unit they will put you in when you check in. Here you get what you see, Unit E 310 in Building E at Papakea without having to pay the mark up of a middleman. You get what you see and you save.

Please see the artistic rendering of Papakea resort by famous Maui artist Jim Kingswell who captures the true Aloha of Papakea resort. Visit his gallery in Lahaina to view his Paintings of tropical paradise we call Maui. To get a good sense of our condo and Papakea resort, please take a look at our photos.

In addition to the photos, please take a look at our video. It is not

a professional video. I am an electronics engineer and my wife who is a gynecologist is not much of a help in videotaping either. But you do get a good idea about our home away from home and Papakea resort. However, to really get an objective view of this resort, this one bed room suite, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, our dealings with our past guests, please read the reviews from our past guests.


They are very competitive for a fully remodeled 3rd floor unit with Panoramic Ocean View. But if we are not, please give us a call or send us an email. VRBO rates our response rate 100% and we respond promptly.


• OCEAN VIEWS from living room, kitchen and lanai.

• Fully remodeled unit with all the newer appliances

• Washer and dryer in the unit. You can pack light.

• FREE high-speed Wi-Fi internet access and FREE PARKING

• Air Conditioner, Two Ceiling Fans, TV & DVD player

• North Facing Condo lets you Enjoy Lanai use ALL day.

• Koi Pond and Water fountain AND Ocean Views from Lanai

• Lighted Tennis courts, swimming pools, hot tubs, shuffle boards

• Fee Yoga and swimmercise classes, Weekly Mai Tai Party.

• Hawaii Tax ID: 018-718-9248-01


This condo faces NORTH. That means you can enjoy Lanai use ALL day. Keeping warm in Maui is not the problem in any season. However, keeping cool can be. And this unit keeps you comfortable anytime of the day. You can enjoy lanai all day - any time of the day. It is sunny before noon but shady in the afternoon. You can enjoy your coffee or book any time of the day. Or join other guests by the pool or ocean to get the tan you always wanted.

When inside the unit, if you rather listen to ocean waves, open the lanai sliding door and bedroom window and enjoy the cool ocean breeze.

By the way, we do have AC in the unit plus two fans, one in the living room and one in the bedroom, when you need them.

This peaceful one bedroom 3rd floor ocean view suite comes with fully equipped kitchen and in-room washer/dryer for extra convenience. You will have a private furnished balcony, where you can relax and enjoy spectacular ocean view and cool breeze, 12 hole manicured putting green and garden, koi ponds with colorful fish right from your lanai.

A really cool feature of this this suite is that you can watch the ocean waves in the large wall mirror behind the sofa even when you are in the kitchen. It is really cool to see the real ocean when you look left and its image when you look right - really an unusual feeling.

Remodeled throughout, Granite counter tops, cherry cabinets and custom touches, the living area has ample seating as well as cable TV and DVD player. There is an iHome in bedroom if you want to listen to your songs on your iPod/iPhone in your bedroom.

There is a dining table with seating for four inside, as well as seating for four on the private lanai. The kitchen is fully equipped with new dishes, cooking utensils, dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, microwave, blender, toaster, and coffee maker. This suite also has its own clothes washer and dryer so you can pack light.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed with plenty of dresser and closet space. The sliding closet doors at foot of the bed are mirrors and make the bedroom really large. The bath room is fully remodeled with walk in shower.

All linens including large beach towels are provided. Hair dryer, iron and ironing board and beach chairs are also in the unit.


• The rental rates are for maximum of two adults even though this unit can accommodate additional two people if they can share the queen sofa bed.

• Additional persons may be allowed on exception basis at added cost of $15/person/night.


Like all resorts in West Maui, Papakea Resort collects a $17/night resort fee to cover parking, water aerobics, Yoga, pool/hot tub access, shuffleboard, cable TV, and Internet access etc. This fee is paid to the front desk at checkout for the first 10 days of your stay, per month (Maximum $170 for each month of stay).

Although nobody likes additional fees, including the owners since they must also pay the same $17/night resort fee, many of the other resorts in West Maui are in the $20 - $31/day range. So Papakea is below the average rate in this regard.

More Details


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bath room with shower and tub (not full size but perfect for kids). Very few Papakea units have tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One Queen size Bed in Bedroom and one Pull out Queen Sleep Sofa Bed in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Expedia is on site. They can arrange fun things to do including shows, and out door activities, whale watching, zip line, sunset cruises and all the things you want to do in Hawaii.


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Quite a lovely place to call home

  • 5 of 5

The papakea resort condo was just great. There were so many extras that made our stay wonderful. I noticed that it had new furnishings and quite a good supply of beach going items (the best chairs, boogie boards, noodles and even snorkel equipment). The kitchen was spectacular, every time I looked for something they had it. The layout was nice too. A very nice large TV, but we didn't use it much. The porch was great and what a wonderful view! We also enjoyed the resort and feel they are doing a good job keeping everything in top shape. They offered yoga classes in the morning and even had mats for us to use. We took advantage of cooking several meals down at the pool grills which were quite nice too. Overall a wonderful place that felt like a home away from home rather than a hotel.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I delighted to know you enjoyed your Papakea stay Bob. Hope to see you again when you make your next Maui vacation plan. Ray
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We keep coming back to Papakea. Love the grounds. Love the sunsets and ocean views.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at E 205 many times. Love sitting on the balcony and listening to the birds while waiting for the sun to rise.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diane. We love having you as our repeat guest. See you next time. Ray
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Great Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Ray's unit Papakea E205 for 3 weeks from August 30, 2017 to September 20, 2017. The unit was exactly as described and shown in the photos. We felt very much at home. The kitchen was fully equipped and we made full use of it. The grills around the pool were great! We cooked out some and ate out some. The grills were cleaned daily as was the pool. Due to a medical situation we needed to change our original dates and Ray was most cooperative. He is a pleasure to work with. Although the temps were in the upper 80's during the day, we never used the A/C. We kept the lanai screen door open as well as the bedroom windows. So long as the trades were blowing, we were very comfortable. If we are ever able to return to Maui, we all certainly stay at Ray's units in Papakea again. Mahalo Ray.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very happy with the stay at Papakea resort in Maui

  • 5 of 5

Amazing ocean view, convenient location (farmer market , supermarket, abc store,gas station all only few minutes away from the resort)

Well stock kitchen with big granit counter top .

Overalls this condo exceed our expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so delighted that our condo exceeded your expectation and you enjoyed your stay in our Ocean View Condo. Hope to see you again when you make your next Maui Vacation Plan Ray
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Nasty Mold & Mildew! Very Disappointing Condo

  • 1 of 5

We arrived in the evening on the first night we booked our stay at Ray's condominium in Papakea Resort to the smell of mold and mildew when we un-locked the door. Immediately we went to the windows to open them up and the curtains in both the bedroom and living room were black with mold and mildew. We called Ray directly after that and because it was almost 11:30 p.m. in Maui we left him a message knowing that he would not be able to respond until morning since he lives in the Pacific NW. When we woke up the next morning my husband reached Ray and told him of the black curtains in both the bedroom and the living room. Originally Ray was going to have them cleaned but he did send some resort personnel up to see the curtains while we were at the beach. He called us to confirm that the personnel had said also that the curtains were bad. When we returned to the condo they had sprayed them with some kind of cleaning material and bleach but the mold was still there. Over the next few hours Ray called us again about 4-5 times to tell us that he would instead have the drapes replaced because they could not come until the following week to clean them and he thought that they could successfully be replaced on Friday or Saturday. Although for health reasons that was a little long to wait we agreed that Friday or Saturday would be okay if they were in fact replaced. Well Friday and Saturday came and went and the curtains were still hanging there and they were not replaced. By this time, we were incensed because we were sleeping directly under these drapes in the bedroom where they hung over the Levolor windows and in the living area where they hung over the sliding glass doors. Both windows and doors had to be kept open for fresh air to take away the mildew smell and we are sure that mold and mildew spores were airborne as a result. On Monday morning, we rudely got a loud knock on the condominium door as well as the doorbell being rung at 9:00 am. When my husband answered the door, there were two gentlemen there with curtains for the bedroom (but not for the living room) to replace them. He told them that we did not know they were coming and just to leave since we were still sleeping and were already angry about the drapes not being replaced on Friday or Saturday. Mind you, this was already 6 DAYS into our vacation. So, said drapes were NEVER replaced and we were NEVER compensated for anything! Renter BEWARE!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary’s complaint about mold and mildew is totally false and misleading. There are always two sides to any story. Here is my side of the story. I have owned this unit since 2011 and have received 45+ FIVE STAR reviews. You don’t get that kind of review if you are operating a mold infested vacation condo. I myself stayed in that unit a few weeks before Mary and everything was great. The guests who stayed before and after this guest also enjoyed the condo. So why would any guest write such a made-up review? Based on my very first conversation with Mary’s husband Tim, I got the feeling that he was making up complaints for money. This was confirmed by his second phone message and two emails demanding $1200 or they would write a bad review. I take all feedback from my guests seriously so I called Housekeeping as soon as I heard his message. Housekeeping found a stain on the drapes but it was against the wall and not visible from the room. They did not find any mold but I asked them to clean the condo anyway even though no cleaning was needed. After Housekeeping had cleaned the unit, I called the guest again and told him that I will replace the drapes. However, a few days later Tim called me again and left me a voice mail with a sprinkling of f-words threatening that since he is an expert in mold as a former OSHA employee he wanted $1200 BEFORE he arrived home. I did not pay him his ransom money of $1200 but I kept my appointment with the vendor to replace the drapes as promised. However, when the vendor showed up as scheduled, they told him to come back a few hours later. When the vendor showed up later, they did not let him in. So the poor guy wasted half a day and lost important appointments. The day after they checked out, I had the vendor come back and replace the drapes. I felt obligated to this vendor who had wasted half a day. In summary, the reason I have all these good reviews is that I take care of my condo and I go out of my way to take care of my guests. I did this for this guest too – had Housekeeping clean the unit again, sent him a box of chocolates and replaced the drapes with brand new drapes. Now you can enjoy those new drapes. Ray
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Beautiful Laid Back Property that felt like Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this Property to anyone who wants the true feeling of Maui Living!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marlene. I am so glad you chose our home at Papakea Ocean Front Resort for your special life event celebration. Please also check out our 2nd luxury condo we purchased recently (VRBO site 1043347) in the same E building when you make your next Maui vacation plan. We would love to add you to our ever growing list of repeat guests. It was a pleasure having you as our honored guest. Ray
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Calendar last updated:
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About Owner

An engineer in the electronics industry with long work history at Intel and Boeing and now a consultant for the last two decades and sheep farmer-a wonderful combination. Too young to retire and too old to work 9 to 5. Frequent visits to this Condo in Maui makes me feel really blessed. Hope you love this place as much we do and be one of our frequent guests to enjoy this paradise, we call Maui- voted the best island in the world (yes few times in the last decade).

Owner purchased this condo in 2011

Why Owner chose Lahaina

Even though we have lived in the beautiful Northwest (Seattle and now in Portland) for over 30 years now, you like to get away from the rain and cold sometimes. During my first visit ever to Maui in June 2011, I fell in love with Maui. After looking at all the options we have in Maui, I found Papakea to offer everything I was looking for, 2nd floor unit facing north with mesmerizing ocean views and palm trees.

What makes this condo unique

So close to the ocen with such a great ocean view from kitchen, dining, living and lanai. The view was definitely the clincher for me. You sit in your living room or lanai and be enchanted with the beaurty of ocean and swaying palm trees. The sky is different every time you look out


Car: recommended

North of Black Rock and Whaler's village, Walk to Grocery, shops, Bus


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

1. The rental rates are for maximum of two adults.
2. Additional persons may be allowed on exception basis at added cost of $15/person/night
3. Details of all terms and conditions are listed under the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund