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Lahaina Shores Voted Best Resort on Maui, air conditioned studio with kitchen

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

550 Sq Foot Mountain View Studio Unit With Air Conditioning, premium 6th floor.

We are located in sunny downtown Lahaina. 24 hour front desk check in service and no resort fees.This a studio unit has new cabinets, new carpeting , new furniture, new king bed and new granite countertops kitchen installed.

Central air conditioning.

King bed.

New furniture,

New carpeting

Free wifi in my unit

New furniture.

Lahaina Shores was voted best resort in Maui and is located on the ocean.

Mac computer.


We pay for the front desk to issue our key and to assist you 24 hours per day.

Fast elevators.

Central air conditioning

New couch and swivel tup chair 2016.

The tall ceilings are only in the 6th floor units. Unit 626 is at the 505 Market Place end of the hallway. We have one flat screen television, CD player and free internet on a MAC. Other than the Penthouses this is the top floor and has a commanding mountain view from above the palm trees.

Our guests enjoy the use of a free on site computer that issues boarding passes. The bathtub/shower and toilet are separate from the bathroom vanity. This provides extra privacy. Each floor has a coin operated washer and dryers for your convenience. The pretty lobby also has a small book loaning cabinet. The building has elevators, front desk, activity concierge and is built on 3.3 beachfront acres. The bus stop is next door or as owners we can arrange discounted pay parking.

Lahaina Shores is the only hotel in Lahaina that is right on the beach. Walking distance to the Halloween festivities and other seasonal events.

There is a good selection of reference books and some CD's.

There is a light with fan in the living area.

New carpeting in the living room.

The central air conditioning has a control thermostat in the unit.

We have a contract with 24 hour front desk to handle your check in and in house security.

There is an outdoor table on the lanai and one cushioned lounge chair with foot stool.

Lahaina Shores was built as a resort and not a conversion. The developer also built the quaint shopping and dining complex next door to add extra convenience to Lahaina Shores Resort.

From Lahaina Shores pool area the view is of the beach with the island of Kooholawe, Lanai and Molokai in the background.

This building is a cement structure.

You can walk to all the events of historic Lahaina.

The unit has central air conditioning with a control in the unit.

There is an overhead fan in the living area.

We have added new lighting in the unit.

There is a bbq area in the grounds.

View of the sunrise and of the West Maui mountains.

More Details

robin (Binky) Ritchie 808-276-7474
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Canadian!
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About robin (Binky) Ritchie 808-276-7474

West Maui has been my home for over 20 years.

- managed lahaina Visitors Center

- Worked for Wardair Canada airline

- worked for travel tour wholesaler supplying travel agents with packaged trips to Hawaii (and Lahaina Shores), Mexico, Europe and cruises.

After moving to Lahaina I did tour reservations and then managed Lahaina Visitors Center and museum store.

Now I operate an award winning arts and craft gift store with other crafters called Binky's. You are welcome to Yelp us for pictures and reviews of my store Binky's Hawaii.

We are opening a second Binky's in September 2015 at 626 Front Street across from Kam III school and next to the Paia Fish Markets new Lahaina location.

We live two blocks from Lahaina Shores in a house.

I currently serve on a board for the County of Maui.

We are available to you for any help or questions that will make your vacation better.

robin (Binky) Ritchie 808-276-7474 purchased this condo in 2013

Why robin (Binky) Ritchie 808-276-7474 chose Maui

Lahaina Shores was voted best Resort on Maui. I have lived in so many condos and homes in West Maui that I have a check list of my preferences. Fast elevators, concrete structure and 24 hour front desk.

We always got a good response from clients that stayed in this building and they come back to Lahaina Shores.

The management company did a wonderful upgrade of the lobby and grounds.

You could stay here and not need a car. It is walking distance from our house.

Beach front. Friendly Front Desk. Hotel amenities at a condo price.

On the bus route.

I like cement buildings for their heat and sound insulation. Handy discount parking.

Walking distance to churches.

You could stay here and not rent a car. Many visitors at Lahaina Shores forgo renting a car.

The 6th floor units have extra tall ceilings and a soaring view of the West Maui mountains.

Nice lanai with small table and 2 dining chairs plus a comfy lounging chair with ottoman.

Air conditioned.

Good security and friendly staff.

Incredible consistent weather , year round.

I lived in many areas of West Maui and I decided that the lushness of Kapalua and Napili did not suit me. I like reliable weather to BBQ or garden in and the calmness of the ocean in historic Lahaina.

Even in Kaanapali and Honokowai I missed the history and charm of downtown Lahaina.

Walking distance to the historic district of Lahaina.

First class oceanfront dining absolutely next door at Pacifico's and I'O s. in the retail 505 Marketplace

Walk to surf lessons.

Walk to the historic district.

We live in the neighborhood.

What makes this condo unique

Sunny Historic Lahaina has the Best Weather on the Planet.

Maui is famous for it's micro climates.

This spot gets 1/2 the annual rainfall that North Kaanapali gets and gets very little wind. We get 1/4 of the annual rainfall that Napili and Kapalua receive .

We are walking distance to the larges Banyan Tree in the United States.

Pool and Jacuzzi.

Bicycle Parking.

Basketball and tennis courts one block away.

Beautiful view of sunrises over the West Maui Mountains.

This unit has an arch over the lanai and extra tall ceilings.

My unit has an excellent selection of Hawaiian reference and historical books for you to enjoy.

The same developer built a complex next door which has Pacifico's and restaurants. Next door to a general and sundries store.

Also next door to my favorite luau the Feast of Lele.

My store Binky's will be opening September 15th, 2015 with local crafts, hand dyed yarn, bead supply, arts, sea glass and a lot more @ 626 Front. two blocks from Lahaina Shores. You can visit me there.

We love this area so much we live in the neighborhood and we hope our condo is what you are looking for

The property manager can approved small weddings.

We can prebook your luau or activities, and restaurant reservations.


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Toilet and tub are private from the sink and vanity.
  • We have Egyptian cotton bath towels. Two beach towels are provided. No Maui Babe tanning lotions please. They make permanent stains on towels and fabrics. Soaps and shampoo provided. Full size tub.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This is a air conditioned studio with a queen size wall bed. Central Air conditioned with thermostat controls. Internet Double black out drapes. Central air conditioning and overhead fan. Can watch t.v. from bed or chair. Has CD and DVD player. Mac computer. Full size oven and fridge. Ceiling fan. Beautiful mountain view, higher than trees.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy our unit and be part of the community, walk through historic site, have fine dining next door or order pizza delivered.The weathe You have the privacy and security of a well run hotel that has kitchens and laundry facilities. Walk to church, the harbor, the ocean front public library, the hair dresser and local community events. The event schedule is posted in the elevator. Enjoy the coolness of the mountain view lanai and it is so nice to have the central air at your control. The floor to ceiling sliding glass door gives you a beautiful view framed by the arch of the 6th floor. We are your on island host/owners. We want you to love Maui as much as we do and to think of our Lahaina Shores unit as your second home. Sit on the beach and enjoy the evening music from the luau next door or an evening walk down the beach. Enjoy the ever changing sunsets from the garden and beach area. We live in and love this neighborhood. The restaurants next door are such a great amenity. Aloh


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lahaina Shores Voted Best Resort on Maui, air conditioned studio with kitchen
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Excellent Location, Awesome Owner!

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very clean and in a great location. Robin, the owner, is very nice and owns a neat treasure shop a short walk away in Lahaina. We enjoyed the beautiful beach and walking into Lahaina for dining/drinks. A great accommodation!


  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location. Great room

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay here. Easy walk to town for great shops and restaurants. Will definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi So glad you found the beachfront location so very handy for walking into town for shopping, dining and events. The new furniture , new king bed and the central air is for your comfort inside my unit. I live in Lahaina right by Lahaina Shores. I can walk to work at Binky's and enjoy the sunniest climate on Maui. Thank you for your comments Aloha and Mahalo Robin (Binky's Hawaii)
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Beautiful maui

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for everything we wanted to do

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jackie Thank you for writing a review of unit 626. I agree this ocean front , downtown location is amazing. Many guests do not even rent a car. Hope you enjoyed the BBQ area and the many events in Lahaina. Many find the front desk staff and concierge very helpful. I hope you return soon. Aloha and mahalo. Robin (Binkys Hawaii)
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Lahaina Shores Beach Resort is Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Easy check in. Accommodation had everything we needed.

Binky was so helpful! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Only spent the two nights here, but it was wonderful! What a treat, to just leave the car parked there, and wander into town. Alysha (spelling??) at reception was just great! We had been in Kihei for a while, so we actually arrived at LS very early. 8:30 actually! But not a problem with the friendly staff here. We put our luggage in storage there, parked the car underground, and then walked into town.

We didn't get up to our room until much later, as we were busy in town, and then had a sunset sail. But when we did get up to our room, I was just delighted. I have rented a lot of condos while vacationing on Maui, but this was the first time there were lei on the counter for us! And not just a lei for each of us, but a fresh pineapple as well. And coffee too! And a copy of the newspaper.

I found the most comfortable chair in the place out on the lanai. Didn't sit in very long though, as we had so much to see and do during our limited time in West Maui.

The kitchen is quite small, and no dishwasher, but that was just fine with us. We only boiled water for tea anyway! But there was a pineapple cutter in the drawer, and that was another first, for any condo I have stayed in. So very handy!

The studio has a very new couch and chair, purchased just a month ago. The murphy bed was down, thank goodness. And no need to put it up either, as there is still plenty of room with the bed down. Very comfy. My daughter actually preferred this bed to the one we had at the condo in Kihei.

Central air conditioning too. If you open the door to the lanai, it does turn off automatically though.

Mac computer in the room too. Daughter liked that too!

Lots of different soaps and shampoos in the bathroom. And lots of towels too. Even beach towels!

The closet had lots of "toys" as well. Boogie board, fins, and snorkel gear. And beach chairs, including one of those wonderful Tommy Bahama chairs. That chair was the only thing in the closet that I did use, and it was wonderful, even just for the one day.

Three elevators in the building, and they were fast. We never had to wait very long at all, regardless of the time of day.

While we didn't get the beautiful view of the ocean and the sunset, I would stay here again, in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Island Girl I am so glad my unit worked out so well for you and that you enjoyed being able to walk into town for events, festivals and boat tours. You did so much and throughly thrived in this location. Very happy that the beach toys in the unit were used. I do agree the cushioned outdoor chair with the foot stool is very comfortable and a great place to watch the sunrise or read a book. Also happy you noticed that I had added a new couch and tub swivel chair. I know there are not many vacation rentals with central air conditioning and it is a real plus and I am glad you mentioned it in your review. The 24 hour front desk services are convenient for late arrivals and yes Allyson is a real treasure Your trip sounded like a great success and I thank you for staying in 626 and for taking the time to write a review. I agree that this property works well for people who do not want to rent a car. I really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Hope you return again a hui ho Binky New update . The Murphy bed has been replaced by a new king bed. Alyson at the front desk is a brilliant treasure and I will pass on your observation. Aloha
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Great Lahaina location

  • 5 of 5

I had a really great stay at Lahaina Shores, and in Maui, thanks to this great condo. We knew that we had made the right choice when we were presented with beautiful leis the day we arrived, from our gracious host! The hotel itself is in a great location, just at the edge of the main downtown Lahaina area on Front St, and directly on the water. There is a nice mountain view from the lanai. The unit itself comes complete with a pretty comfy bed, microwave, coffee maker, and all the beach equipment you could need (4 chairs, towels, a boogey board, an umbrella, and fins and snorkel masks). The hotel has a nice pool area, and the front desk staff were terrific. The owner of the unit was so helpful during the reservation process, and provided some helpful area tips. I would stay here again!

One minor warning: the hair dryer is pretty weak, so if that's a concern, you might want to bring your own!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very happy you enjoyed the leis. They were made by a young mother from Lahaina and I was happy she used some rare Puakenkeni flowers. Thank you for letting me know to replace the hair dryer. And very happy that you found the beach items and beach towels useful. We share the same wonderful mountain view from my house nearby. I still take photos of it as it still amazes me. I love historic Lahaina area for its fine weather and convenience. I agree that the Lahaina Shores front desk staff are helpful and are there 24hours per day to help us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Mahalo and Aloha Robin (Binky)
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Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice
"very good and very popular."
Banyan Tree
"The largest banyan tree in the united states Three blocks from Lahaina Shores ."
Lahaina harbor
"Very interesting and scenic. Boat for whale watching, deep sea fishing and dinner cruises."
Pacific-O resturant
"Right on the beach. Good wine list and great food. Located next to Lahaina Shores condomin..."
Old Lahaina Courthouse
"Free museum upstairs. Just a great old building."
Thai Chef Restaurant
"Fast and good. BYOB. Closed on Sundays. Fresh and fast Thai food."
Take Home Maui
"Friendly deli, coffee and fresh fruit. Hana lunches. Behind Front Street on Dickensen Stre..."
Kimo's Restaurant
"Oceanfront. Good steaks and fresh fish. Moderate (for Maui) prices. On Front Street in Lah..."
"See things made in Hawaii or buy supplies to make your own with: bead supplies, sea glass, ..."
Maui Jim
"Great service center for Maui Jims sunglasses. Free parking and across from Maria Lanikila c..."
Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church
"Beautiful old church on Front Street Lahaina, See the hand painted murals and read the history."
Ruth's Chris Steak House
"So very good. Great sunset pupus."
Lahaina Shores Beach Resort
"Nice front desk staff. The only beachfront condo in Lahaina. Travel Concierge services. Quie..."
Honokowai Okazuya & Deli
"What a classic take out restaurant. American, Chinese and Japanese food. Phone ahead or e..."
All About Fish
"Very knowledgeable staff and great fishing supplies. Free parking Closed on Sunday "
"Oceanfront and next door to Lahaina Shores. Great pupus and nice bar. Beautiful setting "
Maui Exposition Inc
"Maui's oldest arts, crafts, gift and swap meet promoters. Google their site for direction..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kapalua (JHM) and Kahului (OGG) 45 minutes
Nearest Barpub
Pacifico's, Spankys (next door) beachfront
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Lahaina Harbor to the islands of Molokai or Lanai
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
15 minute drive to Kaanapali Golf Course.
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Lahaina Sugar Cane Train = closed august 2014
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 30 (3blocks away)
Nearest Restaurant
3 oceanfront restaurants next door.
Nearest Ski
270 Miles
The Big Island of Hawaii
Nearest Beach
Lahaina Shores is on a Sand beach.
Car: not necessary

-*the most consistent weather on Maui. Kaanapali area gets double the rainfall and Kapalua-Napili gets 4 times the annual rainfall.

*Walking distance to Binkys local crafts and boutique. Voted Best of Maui . 626 Front Street.

*We feel that Lahaina is the heart and soul of West Maui *Monthly rates vary according to the time of year.

*Located in historic Lahaina you can pick up the free walking tour guide of Lahaina. *Lahaina was once the capital of Hawaii. *The moderate climate & calm ocean, made a perfect location for a small boat harbor. The other piers and docks in West Maui are gone.

*Looking out from Lahaina Shores from the oceanside of the building you will see the islands of Kooholawe and Lanai and part of Molokai. *The sun rises behind the West Maui mountains and you will be facing the sunset. *There are many day to day services in the area like a full size grocery store, large drug store, a U S Post Office, a Civic Center, public free tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, ocean front library, skateboard park, gas stations, and doctors. *Lahaina is a historic towns that is currently thriving with ocean front restaurants and shops.

* Central air conditioning

*We have paid for ' prepaid ' free internet in our unit.

*All of West Maui is 'Lahaina'. but this is the sunny historic district

*We are located in historic- downtown area of Lahaina. *This area gets half the rainfall of Kaanapali area and a quarter of the rainfall that the Kapalua area of Lahaina gets.

*Lahaina Shores is within walking distance of the largest banyan tree in the United States. Festival and events are held under this massive tree.

*Events within walking distance are:

Lahaina Jackpot Fishing Tournament

Victoria to Maui sailing race

Heui gift fair

Lahaina 2nd Friday night party

Lahaina Arts Society

Lahaina Restoration events

Prince Kuhio Day event

Lei Day events

*Self guided walking tour of historic sites.

*West Maui hosts the hyundai golf tournament

*The Maui Onion Festival

*The Steel Guitar Festival

*Keiki Hula Competition @ Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

On the island of Maui there are many more events that can be viewed on KPOA radios website and The Maui Visitors Bureau website is not up to date and is limited to a very little event info.

*West Maui now offers hand dyed yarn, bead supply and local crafts at Binky's in Honokowai.

*Surf lessons are offered on the beach.

*Walk to surf competitions in front of Lahaina's oceanfront library. There is a surf break in front of Lahaina Harbor.

*Lahaina Shores post a weekly write up of events in the elevator.

Lahaina town has won national awards and is a world renown destination.


Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 20 2016 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Prime season
Dec 22 2017 - Apr 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Cancellation fees of 10% if cancelled within two weeks of arrival. This is waived if the unit becomes rebooked.

We are happy to reserve parking for you with the front desk at a reduced rate.

Using the Lahaina Shores grounds for weddings may be applied for with the Lahaina Shores General Manager.

The rates can be adjusted for one month rentals or last minute rentals. Aloha Robin

We accept money orders and checks for payment.
You can pay with your credit card with Paypal.
$200 deposit.
No booking fees.
Balance due 30 days ahead of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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