Studio, 1 Bath, Kitchen, Lanai, Mountain View, Seconds From The Beach Pool & Spa
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 Historic Lahaina Front Street
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
I think being so close to 50 restaurants, including a couple of 5 stars within a mile and a zillion delicious quick food places, and right downtown and right on the beach, and practically right on the harbor in Lahaina says it all.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lahaina Shores Beach resort - Pete Smith’s condo
Awesome condo in a great location.
Close to shopping and steps from the beach! Awesome basecamp to take in everything Maui!
Great oceanfront hotel
We had such a wonderful time. This beautiful oceanfront hotel is away from all the other resorts but there are many shops and restaurants in walking distance. We loved being able to walk right out of the lobby and onto the beach. The beach is a great beach for families as well as other ocean activities. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. We had an amazing time and can't wait to come back.
Great stay that was too short
This was a great property in a great location. Check in and check out was smooth and the room, pool, and beach were wonderful.
Worth every penny!
There could not be a better location for downtown Lahaina food and shops. Walked to dinner and desert every night.
Very nice place with great outdoor setting on the beach. Nice and close to all that LahainaTown has to offer.
Our experience and stay at this property was amazing and exceeded our expectations. The condo was very roomy and well kept. The location was perfect as it was quiet, but had great walking distance to restaurants and sight seeing. We enjoyed our stay here and will definitely book in the future.
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!