15 reviews

1 / 24 Papakea Oceanfront condo. This is the view from our deck at sunset



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 7167413

About the area

Kaanapali Beach on Maui is one of the top vacation destination spots in the world. Many conveniences are nearby. Take a walk along the boardwalk or beach along beautiful Kaanapali beach and Black Rock. Famous Dukes restaurant is just a shot walk. Whalers Village for restaurants and shopping is less than a 5 minute drive and Lahaina is a short drive. Lahaina has many shops and historic points of interest as well as a wonderful natural harbor where you can catch sightseeing, whale watching, snorkeling and dinner cruises. Kapalua Golf Course and Kaanapali Golf Course are just minutes away. There is a grocery store, coffee shops, small restaurants and dive shop just across the street.

Owner profile

Rachelle J.

Tourist License
HI tax ID#69303562

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

We are from Seattle and our family loves to come to Maui for the sun and all the water sports. We chose our oceanfront condo because we love sitting on the deck watching the world go by...from the whales feeding , to boats, fishing, and people strolling by. We love the views of sunsets, rainbows ...

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Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (15)

Excellent – based on 15 reviews Excellent
15 reviews

“Incredible Oceanfront Condo”

Reviewed 22 Feb 2017

I had the pleasure of staying at this lovely, fully remodeled oceanfront condo at the Papakea resort. I couldn't believe how close we were to the ocean. Sitting on the deck each morning sipping my coffee and looking out across the channel to Molokai was a treat. It was fun to watch for whales and so exciting when I actually saw one breaching and flipping it's tail. The condo has been completely remodeled and each room is equipped with air conditioning. The granite counter tops and new cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms are beautiful. The condo has a fully equipped kitchen, a new washer and dryer, tennis racquets, golf putters, beach chairs, beach toys and various snorkel equipment. Ample parking is located right in front of the building. You can walk across the street to the grocery store, restaurants and shops. A coffee shop and gas station are only a short walk away. You can enjoy a stroll all along the Kaanapali beach boardwalk starting right outside this condo's building. The owner is so responsive and easy to work with. I will definitely come stay here again!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your input. I'm so glad you enjoyed being so close to the water and that you got to enjoy the whales and views from our deck! I'm glad you enjoyed our remodeled condo and all the amenities it has to offer. We really try to think of everything to accommodate your stay from the kitchen to outdoor activities. We too love taking our morning stroll down the boardwalk to our favorite coffee cafe. We would love to host you again on your next stay in Maui!

“Maui vacation”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2016

We stayed 10 wonderful days in this beautiful, immaculate ocean front condo. It had all the comforts of home with views that were beyond breathtaking. We wanted close to the ocean and that is exactly what we got. Everywhere you look was as pretty as a picture. The complex was everything we had hoped for with much to do as well as perfectly located within walking distance of many stores, shops, cafe's, etc. Should we be fortunate in the future to return to Maui, this is definitely the condo that we will stay in. I couldn't have asked for a nicer place.

Owner's reply: We are so happy you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. We hope you can return someday. A big Mahalo!

“Fantastic Ocean Front Condo”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2016

We have been staying at the Papakea for the past 15 years and have always stayed at another unit. That unit has always been beautiful. Since the unit was not available this time, we decided to stay at this condo. This condo outdoes the other unit we have been staying at in the past. The owners recently remodeled this unit and it was fantastic. AC in each room. All new appliances in the kitchen, remodeled bathrooms and a washer and dyer. The patio doors open very wide so we could relax watching the sun set and listen to the waves from the living room and kitchen. Daily we sat on the balcony enjoying a cocktail watching the sunset. The master bedroom has ocean front views just like the living room. We always slept with the windows open listening to the crashing of the waves. The condo was perfect for our arrival. Everything we needed to enjoy the day on an outing was been supplied by the owner. The owner was always quick to respond to our emails and you could tell she wanted to make sure our stay at the condo was at its best. And it was. We will be returning in two years or more likely less with just my wife and I and look forward to renting this unit again.

Owner's reply: We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for you kind words and we welcome you back in the future. Mahalo.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

MARY said...
Mar 6, 2013
Great Family Vacation

Date of Stay
February 3, 2013
I organized a family vacation and booked this unit for my daughter, her husband and 2 girls 4 and 6.
The unit was perfect! The master bedroom with it's beautiful ocean front view was huge. The whole condo was very spacious. The kitchen and bathroom were fully stocked. Nothing was needed to add to their stay. The view from the lanai was fantastic! Whales and turtles were seen everyday. Being close to the pool (right down the stairs) was an added bonus. The vacation and the unit was everything I dreamed it would be. I would recommend this unit to anyone wanting a beautiful,clean condo in a perfect setting.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Nathan said...
Apr 1, 2013

Perfect location and accommodation for a family of 4

Date of Stay
March 2, 2013

We recently stayed for 2 weeks in this unit and it was fantastic. We have a 1 year old and a 4 year old and we had plenty of space for the kids and ourselves.
The condo was clean and had all of the necessary utensils and dishes to cook with.
The view speaks for itself and was great for us when we had to put the 1 year old down for a nap. We could sit on the Lanai and watch the wales and get some sun.
The AC units worked great and kept the rooms cool during the evenings.
Having a second bathroom with a "mini tub" was great to wash the kids in.
Having our own washer and dryer was great too and it worked perfectly.
The wifi worked perfect and there were hundreds of TV channels to choose from.
Beds and furniture were all comfortable
There were tennis rackets, putters, beach toys and boogie boards for us to use that was really nice not to have to buy. We left our own beach toys that we bought for other to use as well.
We would most certainly return to this unit in the future.
The grounds at Papakea are well maintained.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Families with Teenagers

Catherine F. said...
Jun 24, 2013

Amazing Vacation!

Date of Stay
June 12, 2013

Our family of five (2 adults and 3 kids) had a wonderful 10 day stay In this condo. It more than exceeded our expectations. it started from the moment we contacted the owner who was very helpful with suggestions. We were so impressed by the ocean view the minute we walked through the door. The condo is just as described in the listing with a well equipped kitchen, plenty of towels, very clean. In fact we were very impressed with how well the entire Papakea property was maintained. We really enjoyed the quiet laid back feel of the property. It was very relaxing compared to some of the other properties we walked by that seemed to have more of a college party atmosphere. We loved the bluetooth radio and listened to Hawaiian music every evening. We never used the AC but ran the overhead fans and had the windows open which allowed a wonderful breeze to blow through. We fell asleep to the sound of the waves every night. We recommend The Bakery in Lahaina for fresh bagels and pastries in the morning, sunset dinners at Dukes, snorkeling at Honolua and Kapalua, boogie boarding at DT Fleming beach and just down the beach from the condo and visiting the Iao Valley. Instead of a luau we enjoyed dinner in Lahaina followed by Ulalena. It is a must see! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. This was our best vacation ever!
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Dr. Suze said...
Jul 25, 2013

Medical conference plus family vacation = one great trip to Hawaii!

Date of Stay
June 29, 2013

My family had a great stay in this condo. The owner sent information before our arrival about grocery shopping, outings, and amenities that helped us plan and pack appropriately. I attended a medical conference at the Hyatt and walked over on the beachwalk several mornings (3.5 miles). We snorkled at Honalua Bay and explored other beaches and areas of the island. My family enjoyed some of the restaurants on Maui, but we also used the gas grills by the pool to prepare some dinners. Eating grilled fish on the lanai while watching the waves and relaxing with my adult children was a great experience! We were planning our next trip to Hawaii before we even headed home.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Dana said...
Sep 2, 2013

Excellent rental

Date of Stay
August 22, 2013

Everything was excellent. The view spectacular! We went with our two teenage boys - they had a great time scuba diving, snorkeling, and spearfishing. The location was great - quiet location yet close to everything. The condo was spacious and had everything a family needed.
We can't wait to visit again. The owner went over and above helping us out and answering our questions. It was our first time visiting Hawaii. All of the owners restaurant suggestions were fabulous especially the gazebo. Best pancakes ever! Old lahaina, the beach walk, whalers villages all just minutes away. If you have boys or like activity we also recommend the jump at black rock for cliff jumping, scuba, snorkeling, etc. - also, we loved the road to Hana - like driving to heaven. (Unless you get car sick) - check out the seven pools near the top. It's wonderful.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Kit. said...
Oct 7, 2013


Date of Stay
September 18, 2013

This was our 2nd stay at this lovely condo - breathtaking view, clean and updated unit!! Beautiful sunsets and during whale season you can watch right from your lanai!
Everything from dishes, pots/pans and some outdoor equipment are in the unit for use. The owner takes pride in keeping it well maintained for their guests; not to mention they are so helpful and easy to work with.
We have and will continue to refer friends and relatives to use this property. We hope to be back in spring! Mahalo for sharing your unit.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Peg said...
Dec 2, 2013

Beautiful location

Date of Stay
November 20, 2013

We spend more than a week at this property and it was everything we wanted. The condo was located oceanfront, with incredible views from the lanai and master bedroom. The location is good, you can walk to restaurants and shopping, but also a close drive to Lahaina and other locations in west Maui. The condo was very clean, someone took some time to make sure that it was in good shape. It also had everything we needed for the stay, including beach towels. The property has two pools and other activities and has a small beach, but is steps from the much larger areas of Kanapali beach. snorkeling was also good right in front of the property. The information provided by the owner was very helpful, I think we went to nearly every restaurant that was recommended and we were never disappointed. We also saw Willie K at Kimos in Lahaina, what a great musician. We would definately recommend staying here and we hope to stay again.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Newton said...
Jan 24, 2014

oceanfront condo with fabulous view for sunset or whalewatching

Date of Stay
January 11, 2014

Our family with 2 adults, a pair of six year old boy-girl twins, and grandma had a great time. Incredible ocean view from the living room, kitchen, lanai and master bedroom. The unit was well equipped with all the toys we needed: tennis rackets and balls, golf putters and balls, boogie boards, beach shoes, flashlights (to search for frogs in the Koi pond at night, or scout the tide pools at low tide)… and 6 BBQ grills by the pool. During our stay, there were always a few other friendly families with children swimming in the pool – my kids always met “new friends”. Excellent location, just minutes north of Lahaina. Easy walk on the Boardwalk to Black Rock. Times grocery store right across the street. The owner was very responsive and provided great information for local events and restaurants, even though we enjoyed eating most of our meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on the oceanfront lanai as we watched the whales play – everyday. We would definitely come back here on our next trip to Maui.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Dawn said...
May 12, 2014


Date of Stay
April 5, 2014

We stayed at the condo over spring break, and I couldn't recommend it more highly. The location, interior space, and amenities were all exactly as advertised, and perfectly suited to a family traveling with children. We snorkeled off the reef in front of the condo, saw sea turtles swimming by, and hung out in the complex hot tub & pool. We also enjoyed boogie boarding and snorkeling at local beaches (all within 10 minutes drive) and did zip-lining and a Molikini tour (both within a 45 minute drive). The kitchen in the condo is fully outfitted, and we cooked nearly all our meals in the condo - saving on costs but also giving us the opportunity to spend more family time together in a relaxed informal way. I would absolutely return to this place - a GREAT option for families!

Mark H. said...
Sep 29, 2014

One of Papakea's Best Condo's & Amazing View

Date of Stay
September 14, 2014

We have stayed in different condo's at Papakea and this one is one of the nicest. Here's what we loved about this ocean front condo:
* We were greeted daily by a couple turtles in the surf below the room.
* Likely one of the best condo views in all of Maui. You are about 60 feet or so from the surf and the daily sunsets are fabulous to watch from the lanai. (would be really cool during the whale season!)
* The owners spent the few extra dollars and put the nice (very comfortable), taller bar style deck chairs & table on the lanai which makes it easy to see over the deck rail while sitting / dining. (Many ocean front condos have the standard height deck chairs/tables so you end up standing to see over the rail)
* The condo had everything we could possible need, both in the kitchen and bedrooms with plenty of linens and toys like golf putters for the putting green and a couple really nice boogie boards!
* And a big plus - each bedroom has an air conditioner. There was a heat wave going on (might still be) when we were there, so those air conditioners were a blessing!
* The grounds at Papakea are beautiful, including two pools, putting greens, ponds and what we like best is the grassy section at the ocean front, right on the water. Nice for pulling up a lawn chair (lounger) and looking out across the ocean all day. Molokia and Lanai are both just across the channel. Again, this is fabulous when the whales are out!
Staying in an "ocean front" condo is the best way to spend a couple week vacation!! We would 100% recommend this condo and will certainly be staying here again in the future.
Rachelle (owner) was very responsive and attentive as we went through the booking process. Thanks Rachelle for sharing your vacation home!

Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Age 55+

CJ said...
Jun 13, 2015

Great Anniversary Stay

Date of Stay
May 24, 2015

We returned to Maui 25 years after we honeymooned there, and we could not have been happier with our choice of accommodations. Our 21-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter joined us, and they agreed. Papakea is low-key and beautiful. You can hang out at the larger resorts during the day if you wish (and I bet you won't), but we really enjoyed returning "home" from our many island adventures to a quiet and beautiful place where we could lounge by the heated pool or just enjoy the BEAUTIFUL sunsets. This condo is clean and updated, and the location is the best in the resort. You're so close you could throw a rock into the ocean from the balcony. The condo comes with boogie boards, putters and balls for the practice greens at the resort, snorkel gear, beach chairs, and beach towels. Experiences like this are why we love
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Dienna G. said...
Mar 2, 2016

Perfect place for our anniversary trip

Date of Stay
February 18, 2016

We enjoyed our time at this beautiful condo. It had just been remodeled and great care was taken in the details. The kitchen is well stocked. The views are indescribable. Since we were there during the "whale season" I sat on the balcony every morning seeing multiple whales- some up closer, others in the distance (binoculars are a plus.) The atmosphere around the resort was exactly what we were looking for - low-key and relaxed. My favorite was the wall in the bedroom looking out on the ocean- windows all across it. I would wake up in the night to the full moon reflecting on the waves. Beautiful! The owner is also very easy to work with, detailed and honest- all qualities we look for when doing vacation rentals. I would highly recommend this place.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway