Ocean Front Papakea Kaanapali

Rates: $233 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: QX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 107 reviews)
Welcome to Ocean Front Papakea resort, the gem of West Maui. Two minutes walk to North Kaanapali Beach with miles of ocean beaches and board walk. This Our 1 bed room condo with Panoramic OCEAN VIEW is fully remodeled and furnished for your comfort with Hawaii themed furniture, AC, California King Bed (Video is old and say queen bed which was replaced with King bed), full kitchen stainless steel pots and pans, slow cooker (crock pot), rice cooker, blender, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher and washer and dryer, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. You may not use all these comforts of home but you have them just in case. Just think about it. Why would you pay twice as much to stay in a hotel room with half the space and none of these amenities.

If you dont want to cook, there are many restaurants in all kinds of price range including food carts within 1/4 mile of this resort.

Here are 10 reasons to choose our home (You need only a few)

1. We provide value for your money. Our rates are even better for longer stays and for repeat guests. Just read our five star reviews to get a sense of value we provide. We also accept instant booking.

2. The unique feature of this north facing unit is that you can enjoy the panoramic view of ocean, putting greens and koi ponds while staying out sun to keep cool. Keeping warm is not the problem in Maui. Keeping cool can be. But we do have AC. And fans in the bedroom and Living room when the trade winds take a break.

3. Just open the lanai sliding door and soak in the totally unobstructed view of blue Pacific Ocean and the panoramic view of manicured putting green, swimming pool and colorful fish jumping and swimming in the koi pond below you.

4. Enjoy our comfy California King Bed and Hawaii themed living room sofa with pull out queen bed and comfy chairs and ottoman.

5. TWO Internet connected TVs - one in the living room and one in bedroom provide you not only hundreds of cable channels but you have access to Netflix, Roku, Prime Videos and dozens of additional aps. If you need to watch DVD, we have that too. It is nice option to have when you had your fill outside fun Maui activities for the day.

6. Papakea ocean front resort is the gem of the West Maui with low rise tile roofed buildings, two swimming pools, two hot tubs, 12 hole two putting greens, three tennis courts, two shuffle board, two cabanas. You have lot to do if you want or do nothing or read a book by the pool or by the Ocean under the palm tree.

7. The beach in front of the resort comes and goes but beach access is only two minutes from this OCEAN FRONT Papakea resort. You have access to miles of beach and board walk on the world famous Kaanapali beach including Whaler’s village and Black Rock. You can use the board walk for fast walk and the beach for pedicure or use both like we do. We generally use the boar walk and on our return use the beach to get back but you have to hand carry your walking shoes

8. We have a fully furnished kitchen. We have ABC store next door and Times grocery store across the street. If you don’t want to cook, there are many restaurants and dozens of food carts across the street. World famous restaurants are within short driving distance.

9. We have onsite concierge service to help you plan fun activities or make reservations for restaurants or entertainment events.

10. Free parking and free WiFi.


Papakea resort is a 13 acres of lush tropical paradise on north Kaanapali beach. It is located in West Maui between the Whaler’s Village and Kapalua with world class golf resorts and minutes from shops, restaurants, and galleries in nearby Lahaina and Whalers Village. Make a left in front of the resort and you have access to miles of North Kaanapali beaches for walking (both beach walk and Board walk), snorkeling or paddle boarding.

You are renting through the OWNER directly. You know what you are renting and from whom. You get what you see, NORTH FACING Unit with the panoramic ocean views along with the mesmerizing views of swimming pool, putting green, koi ponds with colorful fish and water fountains.

This condo faces NORTH. That means you can enjoy amazing sunrise and use of the Lanai ALL day in shade. Open the lanai sliding door and bedroom window and let the trade winds perform the magic - let the ocean waves and breeze lull you to sleep. However, if the trade winds are quiet, we do have AC in the unit plus two fans, one in the living room and one in the bedroom.

We also have chairs and a table in lanai (in addition to 4 chairs and glass table in the dining room). You will love eating and drinking in Lanai while watching the ocean waves, 12 hole putting greens, water fountains and Koi ponds.

Another cool feature of this this suite is that you can watch the ocean waves in the large wall mirror behind the sofa even when you are in the kitchen.

Remodeled throughout, the unit has granite counter tops, cherry cabinets and custom touches and the living area has ample seating as well as cable TV and DVD player.

There is an iHome in bedroom if you want to listen to your songs on your iPod/iPhone and enjoy the comfort of comfy California King Bed with the ceiling fan.

All linens including large beach towels are provided. Hair dryer, iron and ironing board and beach chairs are also in the unit.

You will love our well-furnished comfortable home away from home our family friendly Ocean Front Resort - the gem of West Maui. We loved this unit and Maui so much that we bought our unit during our first visit to Maui and Papakea. You may not buy a unit here on your first visit or follow on visits but if you stay in our unit once, you will likely join the growing list of our repeat guest and enjoy the privileges of repeat guests - advance booking for the dates you want at reduced rates.


Papakea Resort collects a $17/night resort fee FOR MAXIMUM OF 10 NIGHTS even if you stay up to a month. No Resort fee after 10 nights for every 30 nights of stay. This fee covers parking, water aerobics, Yoga, pool/hot tub access, shuffleboard, cable TV, and Internet access etc. This fee is not collected by us, the owners but paid directly to the front desk at checkout for the first 10 days of your stay, per month.

Hawaii GE Tax ID: GE-018-718-9248-01
Hawaii TAT Tax ID: TA-018-718-9248-01
Registration Number: 440010550170, GE-018-718-9248-01, TA-018-718-9248-01

Ocean Front Papakea Kaanapali Reviews

Katrin D.
January 2024
Condo is in prime location. We found everything as described. You have everything what you need for a wonderful stay in Paradise. Owner was very responsive. We had one minor topic and it was solved immediately. Reception staff of resort is very helpful. Location is great with a coffee right around the corner, food trucks with great local food just next and the beach right in front of the resort. Just perfect.

Andrea G.
December 2023
Everything was as listed. The property was beautiful and the check in and out process was super easy! We will definitely stay here again!

November 2023
This was an excellent property. It was comfortable, quiet & beautifully decorated. The resort was very well maintained & the employees were very friendly. The owner was sooo easy to work with & very accommodating. Can't wait to go again. Thank you for making our 44th Anniversary a blessed time to remember.

Chantel W.
October 2023
Everything was amazing! Happy we stayed here.

Duke D.
October 2023
Awesome and would love to stay again

Brent P.
October 2023
Had a week in Lahaina, HI booked for our 52nd anniversary and was on our way to the airport when we learned of the fires and that travel was being restricted to essential. We turned around and came home, and asked vrbo for a refund, but were told that the owner refused. Contacted vrbo for assistance, and they made good on the refund. Owner still upset about them coming to my rescue. VRBO + Owner -

Stacey E.
August 2023
We very much enjoyed our stay at this condo. The condo was very clean and well sucked, the grounds were beautiful and the location was perfect. We hope to return again!

Sonia R.
August 2023
The property was well maintained and the unit my family stayed in was clean. The balcony view was beautiful and the option of A/C was good to have when needed.

Elmer S.
August 2023
The condo was central to all of the activities that we planned. This one bedroom was just right for my wife and I. Ray has it fully equipped with everything that you need. It was our home away from home as my wife likes to say.

Shawn L.
July 2023
Clean, functional, neat store and restaurant.

Heidi J.
July 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Papakea. The unit was as described but nothing could describe the view!! It was amazing. The view of Lanai, the pool, putting greens, shuffle board and the gorgeous ocean!! The morning sun and a nice shady afternoon/evening made the patio so comfortable! All the comforts of home and the convenience of having laundry in our unit made our stay so enjoyable. Our host was so responsive and the staff at Papakea were so friendly! Thank you for giving us a great “home base” for all our adventures. PS-bring your snorkel gear-so much to see in the beach area of the resort and within a few minutes drive.

Lori M.
June 2023
We had the most amazing time at the Papakea resort. Our room was great, staff were awesome. Beautiful location! We will definitely be back.

Jaclyn M.
June 2023
Great location! Very clean a great stay when we come back to Hawaii we will definitely re book

May 2023
Loved this quiet and well maintained condo complex. We will definitely return!

Kathy K.
May 2023
4.5/5 stars - Had a wonderful stay in a great location. The Condo was great and met our needs. We enjoyed coffee/breakfast on the lanai, even saw a whale during one of our breakfasts. The resort is very well maintained with access to one of the best beaches in Maui. I would have given 5/5 but there were a couple of maintenance issues that the owner was able to address in a timely manner, and the beach towels could use upgrading/replacing.

Christine F.
May 2023
Great family vibe. Property location good. Very nice vacation

Casey G.
April 2023
This was the perfect condo for our mini Maui stay. We would come back again!

January 2023
I loved everything about this property and the unit we rented. Everything from booking to check in was seamless and the owner was excellent to deal with. The grounds on this resort are immaculate and the unit has everything you may need. I would definitely stay here again while in Maui

P S.
January 2023
Property: perfect ocean front location, beautiful grounds and several amenities -including pools, jacuzzi, pickle ball, mini golf, shuffle board etc. Minutes away from the beaches and just a 10 min drive to the downtown Lahaina. They also have lots of activities like group yoga, lei making etc. Condo: The condo itself was near perfect -the balcony had lovely expansive ocean view and also of the entire property making it very lively and cheerful watching kids run around, people enjoying the golf or strolling etc. Condo was very clean and fully equipped including but not limited to a full kitchen, beach chairs, umbrella, cooler etc. Couple of things that got missed in error were immediately provided to us. Communication with the owner was also very smooth. The only reason to take away one star was the sofa bed. It was one of the most uncomfortable bed ever. We’ve used many sofa beds and while they aren’t true beds, many have been fairly comfortable but this one was like a cradle. We understand it was not meant for adults but highly recommend upgrading it to a better one for future guests’ comfort. All in all we loved it and would definitely stay here next time we are in Maui.

November 2022
We decided to change things up for our yearly visit. We booked at Papakea E310. What a pleasant surprise! We really enjoyed the unit. It was clean, comfortable and well stocked. The lanai gets the morning sun and has a breathtaking view of the ocean. We really felt at home during our extended stay. The owner was such a pleasure to work with. The grounds were well maintained and stunning! We are looking forward to renting this property again. Thank you Ray!

Teresa H.
November 2022
Over all, the stay was great. Beautiful window view, nice pools, grounds well kept. The inside of the condo was ok, little outdated, but ok. The window air-conditioner was not powerful enough to keep the bedroom cool and comfortable at night. It was hot. We tried to keep the windows opened, but it didn't help much. No beach area, but nice beaches within short drive. Over-all, we enjoyed our stay.

Robert W.
November 2022
There isn’t much to say except it was great. We stayed for a week and enjoyed the property, the condo, and the surrounding neighborhood. It’s a quiet property and well maintained. Beachfront, although the beach isn’t the greatest…you can walk to other beaches or a 10 minute drive to Napili, DT Fleming, or Kapalua beach. The condo is well stocked although some of the pans could be updated. It’s got everything you need. Ray was a great host with wonderful instructions about everything from getting to the condo, restaurants, activities, etc. You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy.

Melissa W.
August 2022
We had an incredible stay! We couldn’t have asked for a better person to rent from!

Shannon M.
July 2022
Beautiful view! Fits 4 people comfortably. All kitchen necessities to make nice meals. They provide beach chairs, umbrellas, and coolers. All the fixings to a perfect beach day.There is only one air conditioning unit though so floor fans to get air to the back room are a must- that being said if you’re using the fold out couch you’ll want to request extra EXTRA bedding as you have to keep the air running to cool the house. They only provide a set of sheets and one little blanket, the kids were freezing! we kinda had to beg for more blankets as they asked if it was even cold in July, instead of just providing some. When they did bring it they brought one small one again. 4 people sleeping in this room and they provided two blankets you’d use for couch throws. They weren’t the most accommodating in that aspect but it didn’t stop us from enjoying our trip and this beautiful resort!

May 2022
This property has the most amazing view from the balcony. It overlooks the ponds with koi fish, a putting green , swimming pool which is beautifully landscaped and of course the ocean! Everything you need is within walking distance. A wonderful place to stay!!

Lesley S.
May 2022
The grounds were beautifully maintained.

Jennifer D.
January 2022
The view and experience was better than the description. We had an Amazing time. Normally we spend all of our time outside while on vacation and only use the hotel/home to sleep. This place was so nice, we actually spent more time in the condo. We enjoyed eating on the patio and watching/listening to the ponds and the ocean. Would definitely come and stay here again. Very happy!

Jodi G.
November 2021
Overall a great place to stay. Couple minor things, could use new beach chairs and beach umbrella as well as more/new beach towels. Otherwise very well equipped condo. We really enjoyed our stay.

Jacob D.
November 2021
Ray provided clear instructions on check in process. Location was clean and well maintained as described

Carol K.
May 2021
Excellent since we had to cancel last years trip due to COVID Grounds and unit very nice and the staff is friendly

Daisy B.
May 2021
We stayed in this ocean front condo for 8 days. We enjoyed having coffee on the balcony looking at the pool and ocean every morning, before our daily adventures. We walked around the property every morning very safe and welcoming. Location was great! We felt like we were home, clean and had all supplies needed. Everyone on property was friendly. We traveled during COVID safety measures were in place on property to make us feel safe. Maui as a whole takes precautions seriously. Highly recommend this property can’t wait to visit again.

Holly H.
January 2021
We had a great trip to this unit on our recent trip. The condo was very clean upon arrival. We had an issue with figuring out the TV and Ray (owner) was quick to respond. The grounds at the Papakea are BEAUTIFUL, super well kept and make you feel like you are in paradise! The condo was well equipped with everything you need while you are away, except for laundry detergent (which I wouldn't expect them to supply). We brought our own - and left what we didn't use. Most of the amenities at the Papakea are open, but one of the pools closed due to low occupancy - which of course has nothing to do with this rental, but wanted to mention it so that people are aware when booking that this is a possibility. It was really no big deal, plenty of space at one pool. Overall it was a wonderful time away, we will for sure be back! Thank you Ray for your hospitality.

Gregory D.
January 2021
Beautiful, nicely remodeled condo at Papakea, great views and super clean. Kitchen well stocked and nice supplies for beach and pool. Papakea is well-manicured resort with great views and pool, walking distance to great food and beaches. Only thing holding me back from a perfect 5 star review: king mattress was not comfortable for us, kind of lumpy and sloped to edges of bed. Other reviews seem to like it; maybe we’re just used to our foam mattress back home, flat and uniform cushioning. Otherwise, excellent spot. Thanks Papakea!

Howard B.
November 2020
This is a really great one bedroom apartment with all of the amenities that you might want. Washer dryer, A/C, full kitchen and a separate bedroom was a must for me, and this condo delivered. The 3rd floor is easily accessible via the stairs or an elevator, and delivers stunning ocean views from the patio. The grounds are extremely well kept, and the front desk is friendly, and full of the Aloha spirit. The owner was particularly helpful, kind and communicative. I will definitely stay here again!

November 2020
it's a very nice resort. But it is not operational. Only one pool is open and its only open from 11:30 till 6:30. The grills are located in pool area so grills are also open from 1130 till 6:30. Can't play catch with kids. Can't have noodles or through a football in pool. No activities on resort. Until operational stay some where else. Kaanapali shores, Kaanapali diamond resort are fully operational with poo and grills time open from 8 a.m till 9 p.m. and you can play catch and have noodles in pool. Its almost like a low security prison facility. I still don't know why I paid a resort fee when you only get a 6 hour window for pool. Putting greens are closed no activity person. 3 other couples finished there stay else where including us. Good luck .

February 2020
We had a great 2 weeks; very nice condo. It was very well supplied with just about everything you’d want or need... utensils, cookware, glassware, spices, towels ( including beach towels,) boogie boards, golf putters and a beautiful view from the lanai overlooking the pool, putting green, ponds and a nice view of the ocean! Lots of whales!

Thomas N.
January 2020
Everything was perfect and Ray was a very good host. He checked to make sure we had a great time, which we did!

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.