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Pete Smith

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Newly Remodeled! Beautiful Mountain View, Seconds From The Shops Of Front St.!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
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Studio, 1 Bath, Kitchen, Lanai, Mountain View, Seconds From The Beach Pool & Spa

Our Hotel, Lahaina Shores Beachfront Resort, is open for guests after a lovely remodel. Please come and feel the Aloha! This is, after all, the only beach front hotel location in the town of Lahaina itself. It's perfect for the traveller who gets to Maui and doesn't want to travel any more! Walk to almost everything.

Room #224," Lani Moana, Heaven by the Ocean", is located on the second floor, features stunning views of the West Maui Mountains and reflects a modern plantation decor. There is a 24 hour front desk where you check in, receive your key card, and check out when your stay is over. There is a concierge who can assist you with booking recreational activities.

Lahaina, also called West Side, has the best weather Maui has to offer. The average day here is sunny, clear and about 82 degrees. Two miles north in Ka'anapali, there is twice as much rainfall. Four miles from here in Honokawai, it rains almost every day. Eight miles from Lahaina in Kapalua, it often rains multiple times a day, on average four times the rainfall of Lahaina. Make Lahaina your tropical destination. You'll be glad you did!

The unit #224, the one I own, is air conditioned and has an in room adjustable thermostat, 47 inch flat screen, king size 'Heavenly' bed, and a beautiful lanai, (balcony) with a breakfast table and chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a full sized refrigerator, as well as a new ceramic cooktop stove with matching microwave. All cooking utensils and silverware are included, as well as a blender, toaster, and coffee maker. Four seats are available for dining inside, two at the bar and two at the dining table.

The unit was recently renovated with new artistic tile insets and beautiful granite countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. Save by eating in for breakfast, and enjoy an amazing number of dining choices for dining out within easy walking distance. Directly next door through a tropical passthrough is Betty's Beach Cafe, a direct waterfront eatery that offers a nice, inexpensive breakfast till' 2:00 P.M. Close to Betty's, is Spanky's Riptide, a friendly sports bar. Another twenty steps leads you to two four star restaurants on the beach, including Pacific-O that features amazing fish entrees. Try Lulu's Lahaina Surf Grill near Safeway for great local food. Nalu's in Kihei for the same great local choices. For cheap, try #One Barbeque on Wainee St. and Prison Pizza on Prison St.

Don't miss Harry Troupe on guitar on Wednesday's and Friday's at Cheeseburger's on Front St. Catch the Hawaiian blessing at Fleetwoods on the rooftop at sunset. Rent a Harley on Front Street. Go on the Atlantis Submarine and go down 130 feet and see a really cool wrecked ship. it's all good fun!

Resort amenities include, but are not limited to, a large, spacious lobby, a lush oceanfront private oasis, including beautiful pool and Jacuzzi, and easy beach access less than fifty feet from the lobby. Off-street reserved parking is available ($3.50 per day) and you'll be enjoying very convenient access to Front Street Lahaina shops, restaurants, activities, theater, and live music.. You're certain to leave with a lifetime of memories. I am local, please do not be afraid to contact me for any further needs 8 A.M. to midnight, Hawaiian time.

Aloha Nui Loa!

*One night guests can get a special cleaning rate. Just text or call.

Pete Smith

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pete Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Pete Smith

I am a retired school teacher. I taught Second and Third Grade for most of my career. Bought land in 2003 and had my house in Lahaina built. I love my beautiful wife, Cat, motorcycles, muscle cars, Maui, and painting scenes from my life and the lives of my friends. My club, RocknRoll MC buys and collects Toys for Tots and School Tools. K Mart gives us a super deal, so we buy up all the new bicycles that need work in the warehouse, fix them, and deliver them to the shelters in Wailuku and Kahului. Big fun for us, big fun for them. It's been good making my life in retirement about motorcycles, art and giving a little help to some of Maui's coolest people...the Keikis. RocknRoll!

Pete Smith purchased this hotel in 2013

Why Pete Smith chose Maui

I love Lahaina Shores Beach Resort. It's a boutique hotel like you might find in San Francisco or New Orleans. It isn't a metropolis like the big Ka'anapali hotels. Everything is close. People are friendly. The air smells so fresh. It rarely rains. Baby beach is so beautiful. The hotel is old school in design, but just renovated, so everything feels traditional; but it works and it's so attractive. The pool and the hot tub are just right. The lobby is comfortable and inviting. More fun is just steps away.

It's one mile from my house, so I can take care of my guests easily. The property is just stupid beautiful and yet very affordable to buy, and to rent. And rain bows... and my friends from the mainland line up to visit me....and...and

What makes this hotel unique

It's close to Lulus restaurant (near Safeway). About 1.5 miles away in Cannery Mall. It's famous for many things, including its owner Ron Panzo, who helps everyone in his island wide Ohana. They serve a Banana Foster Desert with local vanilla ice cream, hot and caramelized, bananas, whipped cream and other killa good stuff, so addictive it should be illegal, Awesome Baby Back Ribs, and a crazy good Lava Burger. All at prices so reasonable you won't even believe it. It's not fast food, so be prepared to have drink and wait while everything is prepared fresh. We wen grind Lulu's...Was so Ono! Also live music some nights.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Newly Remodeled! Beautiful Mountain View, Seconds From The Shops Of Front St.!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Lani Moana. It is within walking distance to central Lahaina, making it the perfect base for exploring the town and Maui. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and fully stocked. We really enjoyed having easy access to the pool and beach. Pete was easy to work with as we planned our trip. We would recommend for couples coming to Maui.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful unit resides in a well run, clean and friendly building. It is easy to get to and conveniently located for traveling around the island. Hot tub and pool were well maintained and easy access out the gate to the beach. Accommodations were clean, modern and very comfortable. Pete was friendly and easy to work with as we planned our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay at Quiet Oasis in Lahaina

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Lahaina Shores! This unit was perfectly updated and very clean, and stocked with beach chairs / coffee / tea. It was wonderful to have access to the pool and hot tub, and the beach, right out our front door. The pool and hot tub were never crowded, and there were always enough lawn chairs to lounge comfortably away from other guests. We also found the location perfect, as it was easy walking distance to our dive shop, surf shop, and many restaurants / bars / shops. This was the perfect place for a couple, or family with young kids. Parking in the lot was a breeze and very reasonably priced. Thanks, Pete, for a great stay! We had a truly lovely time.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great location, comfortable room and all the facilities you need!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Pete's apartment for three nights in May 2016. It has great facilities including a full kitchen (big fridge, oven and stove top with all the utensils) - plus all the awesome extras like beach chairs, an esky or two and even shampoo & conditioner!

The resort itself is beautiful too. Right on the beach with a nice pool and loungers on the grass. It's about a 2-3 minute walk into the proper town - I wouldn't suggest driving in because parking is a bit of a nightmare in Lahaina town.

Thanks Pete - if we're ever back in Maui, we'll definitely be staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved my stay at Pete's place. It's perfectly located in Lahaina and you have immediate access to Front St, but you aren't in the middle of a tourist area. Theres a protected back yard so even if it's windy you can lay out in the sun, or in the pool. Beach access is right in your back yard as well. The room itself was amazing, you're not spending a lot of time in the room anyway but it has everything you need. Pete keeps it well furbished and clean, he even dropped us off extra towels after our first week there. I'm already looking forward to my next stay here! Have already recommended the place to a hand full of friends.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sydney. So glad you picked my condo. Sounds like you had a fabulous time in Maui. Hope you come back soon! I love that you are sharing your good time with friends...Aloha, Pete
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renovated suite with a fantastic bed!

  • 5 of 5

To be honest, I read all the reviews and everyone raved about the bed, so that's what made us book this unit. And it was well worth it! Not having a good bed can wreck your holiday. The suite was great, had full kitchenette, also boogie boards, beach chairs, a cooler (so we could pack our lunches to take with us to the beach). Laundry facilities on each floor so we could wash our salt water stiff beach towels! Everyone at the condo was so helpful, there is an Expedia lady that works in the lobby so she can point you in every directions whether you want to book an excursion or want to go on a hike. We saw lots of whales out in the bay, splashing and showing off. We liked being near Lahaina, we could just walk in, to shops, restaurants, movie theatre. The pool was a perfect temp, nice hot tub, and just steps to the beach! Highly recommend. We stayed for 10 days.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the five star review. I love it that you had blast here in maui and that you really liked the our condo. You two were wonderful to deal with! Please come back next year. I'll hunt up a smaller fry pan. I enjoy keeping the place current and well stocked. New silverwear last month and I'm going to add a new cooler as everyone seems to be making use of the existing one. Thanks for picking Lahaina for your destination.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Kahului Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Spankys Riptide
Nearest Ferry
13.9 Miles
Four winds
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kaanapali Golf Resort
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Sugar Cane train from Lahaina to Ka'anapali
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Honoapiilani Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Lahaina Beach
Car: not necessary

Even a little Hawaiian history is available with self guided tours of historic sites within walking distance and free access to the original Lahaina courthouse displays. Lahaina was the summer gathering place for the royal family, so areas that they frequented are identified with signage and fun to discover and read about. This starts just three blocks from the hotel. An ocean going teaching vessel, totally made in the traditional Hawaiian style, is housed just one half block from the hotel and is free to view. It is called the Mokole'ala. You can even volunteer to work on it if you like. The Jodo Mission is a mile and a half from the hotel. It is the largest Buddist Temple in Maui and features beautiful, traditional Japansese architecture and Bonn festivals in June and a New Year’s festival as well, with dancing lions and dragons. The bronze Buddha is one of the largest outside of Asia.

Just past the Misson is Baby Beach where local people love to come with their children because the water is so warm and shallow. The reef protects the swimmers from big waves. You will be welcomed there if you come. Just remember to stay off the submerged rocks and coral when wading, so animals will not be damaged.

The harbor is three blocks away with active fishing boats offloading their catches, dinner cruise yachts coming and going, and the singing lines of sail boats serenading as you walk the promenade and choose your activity for the day. You can go out on one of our many whale watch boats, in season, or just watch them from the pool area at the hotel. We love the Atlantis submarine tour which leaves from the harbor and dives down 130 feet . You are guaranteed to stay dry and see lots of fish.

Farther north, Honolua Bay is great for snorkelling , but so are many other spots, like Black Rock in Ka’anapali. You can go on canoe tours to view marine life breeding areas in Olowalu. Horseback riding in the ranches in the mountains, zip lines, the beautiful drive to Hana, off road adventures on four wheelers, paint ball, skate parks…..You name it….We have it….well, most of it!

Enjoy your stay!



Rates & Availability

Lahaina Hotel Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 1
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 24 2016
1 night minimum stay
Low Season 2
Oct 25 2016 - Oct 29 2016
1 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
Low Season 3
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
1 night minimum stay
High Season 1
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 6 2017
1 night minimum stay
Medium Season 2
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season 2
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
Medium Season 3
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Low Season 1
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
Low Season 2
Oct 25 2017 - Oct 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Low Season 3
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season 1
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lahaina Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , large walk in shower with glass partiton and marine artwork.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , second rollaway single available.
  • The rollaway is really only suitable for a child of 12 or under. It is six feet long but a little narrower than a twin, with a four inch mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Maui County Tax ID: TA-30143862

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