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Enjoy our Oceanfront Studio Condo with soothing surf sounds and great views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 454 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront Studio Condo with soothing surf sounds and great views

Our condo is unit A206 - a renovated direct oceanfront studio condominium. The A building is located at the north end of the Papakea complex and is one of the quietest and most private buildings in the complex. The building is located adjacent to parking and this second floor unit can be accessed via elevator or by stairs. Complimentary luggage carts are provided in each building for guest use. The unit is a short walk to one of the two pools and hot tubs in the complex, a putting green, and shuffleboard court. Surrounding each of the two pools are 6 gas-fired Weber BBQ units.

Although there are many excellent restaurants in West Maui, our personal dinner preference is to grill some fresh local fish on one of the pool-side BBQ's while watching an awesome Maui sunset. The condo is well equipped with all utensils to do so including plastic ware for the pool area.

Unlike some studio condominiums at Papakea which utilize a pull down wall mounted Murphy bed, our unit features a traditional queen sized bed, so you can comfortably drift off to sleep to the sound of the surf. A washer and dryer are included, and we also supply all linens, including beach towels.

The unit is tastefully decorated in a Hawaiian theme, and is perfect for a romantic couple getaway. The lanai includes a table with chairs and a direct view of Molokai and the whales (in season). The unit is air conditioned, however there is generally an ocean breeze blowing, and between that and the ceiling fan we seldom find use for the air conditioner, except in the hottest of the summer months. Entertainment includes a wall mounted high definition flat screen television with cable programming and a DVD/BluRay/CD player. There is an Internet WiFi hot spot located in the unit.

The Papakea resort was constructed when Maui resort development was in its infancy, and consists of 11 four story low rise buildings spread over 13 landscaped acres. Only 3 of the 11 Papakea buildings are actual oceanfront buildings, and our unit is located in one of those buildings. The Papakea resort is within walking distance to groceries, shops, restaurants, bars, and even a local farmers market. Papakea used to have a beach in front of the complex, however mother nature removed it during a storm many years ago. Today there is a seawall and a large grassy area with plenty of chaise lounges for sunbathing and sunset watching, with a beautiful public beach approximate 100 yards to the south of the complex for ocean swimming and snorkeling.

Please come and share our little piece of Maui paradise.

More Details

Owner
Doug and Roberta Babcock
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Doug and Roberta Babcock

We reside in Sonoma County California. Roberta is a full time artist, while Doug is an IT manager for a major healthcare provider.

Doug and Roberta Babcock purchased this condo in 2011

Why Doug and Roberta Babcock chose Lahaina

We first visited Papakea on our honeymoon in 1991 and quickly fell in love with the resort. Although we visited other Hawaiian resorts, as well as Mexico, Thailand, and Australia over the years, we were always drawn back to Papakea, and finally purchased our own little piece of paradise in 2011.

What makes this condo unique

Papakea was constructed when Maui resort development was in its infancy, and thus consists of 11 four story low rise buildings spread over 13 landscaped acres. Only 3 of the 11 Papakea buildings are actual oceanfront buildings, and our unit is located in one of those buildings where you can drift off to sleep to the sound of the ocean waves. Papakea used to have a beach in front of the complex, however mother nature removed it during a storm many years ago. Today there is a seawall and a large grassy area with plenty of chaise lounges for sunbathing and sunset watching, with a beautiful public beach approximate 100 yards to the south of the complex for ocean swimming and snorkeling.

Amenities

Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 454 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Water aerobics classes are offered by the complex twice weekly, and yoga once a week - all at no cost. The complex also has free shuffleboard and hosts a weekly mai tai party. An abundance of lounge chairs are provided near the ocean front grassy area - a perfect gathering spot for all to watch the awesome Maui sunsets. We also provide a small in room safe, and a cooler, beach chairs, binoculars, and mats for your enjoyment.

Reviews

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Enjoy our Oceanfront Studio Condo with soothing surf sounds and great views
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect weather, perfect location, perfect view, perfect memories!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio TX
5

A perfect Hawaiian holiday!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! We loved this unit. It is very well appointed and was perfect for a weeklong (or longer) romantic getaway. The bed was very comfortable and not once did we say, "this would be perfect if it had X". It truly had everything we needed. The best part is the view from the lanai. We spent every evening enjoying mai tai's and watching the sunset from the comfort of the lanai.

As for the Papakea itself, the grounds are meticulously manicured. There's a lot of attention to detail by the staff. The pool side bbq grills were spotless, and I tried my best to make a mess of them every night. This was our 10th visit to the Papakea and every visit has been marvelous but this was our first time in this room and it was truly spectacular. If you are familiar with vacationing condo style, you won't be disappointed with the Papakea or this room.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation in a wonderful location. Our breakfasts and sunsets on the lanai were perfect. Thanks

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calgary, AB, Canada
5

Amazing property and experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Hawaii and Maui was recommended, on the west side. This property was perfect for the two of us. The studio was spacious, waterfront with amazing views, and all the amenities one could want, including a cooler, ice packs, beach chairs and towels and boogie boards.

We have always done all inclusive elsewhere but we wanted something different and it was well worth it. We drove around and explored using some of Roberta and Doug's recommendations, some from the Expedia rep and the rest we researched or just found driving around. Having breakfast every morning on the lanai was wonderful. The big BBQ grills were great too. The kitchen was well stocked with all that we could want to cook with. This place was centrally located. The grounds are kept impeccable.

We would recommend this place. We would love to return again.

Thank you Doug and Roberta for your information and hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely condo with a spectacular ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at A206 at the Papakea Resort. The ocean view was amazing (sunsets were spectacular) and we loved going to sleep to the sound of waves. There was always a nice breeze so we never had to use the A/C.

The condo was well stocked for making meals (the kitchen had everything), taking picnics (cooler and ice packs) and going to the beach (chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and beach towels). The resort was beautiful, the staff was friendly and we made use of the BBQs, pool and hot tub.

All the information provided by the owners before we arrived (and at the condo) was invaluable. And the talk by Andrea from Expedia on our first morning at the resort was very helpful in deciding what to do and having her book for us.

It was our first time on Maui and we could not have asked for a better place. Thanks for a great week Doug and Rebecca!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redding, USA
5

Fantastic condo with ocean front views!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful resort and a studio that fronts the ocean.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Kaanapali Shores
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kaanapali
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Kaanapali Shores
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Public beach immediately to the left of the resort
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Checkout Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 13.25%

Note that the Papakea resort collect a $17/night resort fee in addition the fees shown here for the first ten nights of your stay per month. These fees are paid directly to the front desk at check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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