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Doug and Roberta Babcock

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

28 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Lahaina Condo Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront Studio Condo with soothing surf sounds and great views

** 05/2016 - Seawall construction update - The Papakea complex has initiated an emergency project to repair and stabilize the existing property seawall. This project will cause noise and disruption throughout the entire complex with an estimated completion date of 12/2016. You may note that our VRBO calendar shows blocked thru 12/2016 as we have elected not to rent the property during this period and subject our guests to noise and inconvenience. Mahalo for your understanding ***

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Doug and Roberta Babcock (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Doug and Roberta Babcock

We reside in a suburb of Portland OR. 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.

Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

Enjoy our Oceanfront Studio Condo with soothing surf sounds and great views
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
5

This Condo is Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Papakea for over the past 10 years. This was the first time in this unit and from now on I will be booking this great suite. It was clean, up to date, well stocked. The owner was amazing. Doug was the most responsive owner we have come across in our visits at the Papakea. He went out of his way to help with our request. The view is great, had our coffee on the lanai every single morning. We also watched the sun go down every evening from the lanai. This unit is in the A building and it is quiet at that end of the resort which we enjoyed. I cannot say enough good things about this unit and the owners. Thanks again for one of Best experiences ever!!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing view....right on the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Papakea! We have been to Maui several times, however this is our first stay at Papakea. The studio was very well kept and Doug was very responsive and helpful with anything we needed both before and during our stay. We enjoyed several meals on the lanai, both enjoying the ocean view, but also the amazing views of the sunset. Thank you for a wonderful week!!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Bay, Los Angeles
5

Great trip to Papakea!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Papakea many times- this being our first in this unit. It was very well kept and one of the nicer units we have stayed at there. Doug was very responsive and helpful. The unit was well stocked and we will definitely stay at this unit again when just the two of us visit Maui. Thanks for a great experience :)

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Studio and Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Papakea and both have been fabulous! We have been to Maui too many times to count and this is our favorite property.It is beautiful and this condo has one of the best views possible! While not on a beach, the proximity to the water and local conveniences make it a winner. This is a studio and definitely for a party of 2. The condo was decorated beautifully and had lots of nice touches and amenities. Although we did not cook in the unit, it looked like there was plenty to easily do so.

The Babcocks were easy to contact and quick to respond to any inquiries we had. We had absolutely no problems on our stay but feel that if we had, they would have been quickly addressed.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent our honeymoon here. When I first walked in I started tearing up it was sooo beautiful, it was way better than the pictures, they dont do it justice! The views from the lanai were amazing. The condo was clean and had everything in it that we needed. The bed was very comfortable. I liked that there was a sea wall out front because you can lay in a lawn chair on the grass and relax and not worry about sand. There is a beautiful long sandy beach if you walk to the left of the resort that has amazing snorkeling, one of the best spots in my opinion on the island. And Black Rock is not too far of a walk either. The locations is great, just a few minutes from Lahaina where there is plenty of shopping and restaurants. For dining, I recommend Java Jazz which is across the road, and Aloha Mixed Plate, on Front Street. We had a bad food experience at the Lahaina Fish Co, I wouldnt recommend that, instead try Koa's. We did the Old Lahaina Luau, which was amazing. Definitely visit Kapalua beach, Napili Bay, DT Flemings beach park, and Honolua Bay, which are all a short drive north of Papakea. If I am lucky enough to make it back to Maui I would definitely rent this condo again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding condo experience

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for us. The view is amazing and location is the best. We were 10 minutes from Lahaina and 10 minutes from Kapalua Bay. Location is fantastic, the grounds are immaculate, and the condo was everything we expected and more. It will always be our choice when we return to Maui. The Babcocks were great hosts and all communication was excellent. A grocery store is right across the street and plenty of eating options as well. Everything was beyond expectations

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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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

Kaanapali Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Whale Watch 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 16 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$175
 

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.

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Amenities

Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 454 sq. ft.
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 ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
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
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • 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.

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