Papakea Resort A109


Rates: $175 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: Q (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 140 reviews)
We have loved vacationing at this resort for years, and are very grateful to have the opportunity to share our Maui home. Papakea is a low density, oceanfront resort, located on 13 tropically landscaped acres, 1 1/2 miles north of Black Rock on Ka'anapali Beach. Our direct oceanfront condo, Papakea A109, is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, fully equipped corner unit with lots of natural light and split air conditioning system, cooling both the living area & bedroom. Our condo is located on the ground floor, with convenient, adjacent parking. It boasts ocean views, and opens directly onto the lush tropical lawns, just 30 steps to the ocean! It faces northwest, which allows for the morning sun, yet it stays cool throughout the day. Open the large glass sliders onto the lanai, set with a dining table and 4 chairs, to access the beach, manicured lawns with meandering Koi Ponds, fountains, oceanfront pools, spas, putting greens, shuffleboard, & gazebos. 2 lighted tennis & pickleball courts and BBQs are located on-site for your pleasure. Our condo sleeps 4 and is designed to make your vacation stay as if you were at home. The newly upgraded bedroom features natural light during the day, and black-out woven wood window coverings for nighttime privacy. The room is outfitted with a new Cal-King Mattress, whisper-quiet Split A/C unit, dresser, closet, and ceiling fan. The living area has a newly installed Split A/C unit which circulates quiet, air conditioning throughout. The living room offers a new Queen pull-out sofa bed with 7-inch foam mattress, new 55" wall-mounted flat-screen TV with upgraded cable, free WiFi, ceiling fan, dining table, 4 chairs, & breakfast bar with stools. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, with no tub. Our fully equipped kitchen features all new stainless steel appliances including a 4-burner glass-top stove, oven, large fridge and freezer with an ice-maker, microwave, and even includes a dishwasher! We love to cook, and keep the condo stocked with all of your culinary needs including pots, pans, bake ware, coffee maker, blender, toaster, and even spices! We have included a washer/dryer and a small safe for your convenience. We love the outdoors, and in the closet you will find beach chairs, umbrella, an ice chest, and golf putters to test your game on our resort greens. Please inquire with any additional questions you may have, and I will respond promptly with Resort details and policies. Our Cancellation Policy is listed below. Please be our guest!

ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING. Our policy allows cancellation outside a 60-day period prior to arrival, with an immediate refund less a 10% cancellation fee of the total reservation amount. Any cancellations made within the 60-day period without sufficient notice may result in forfeiture of deposit. Owner will make every attempt to re-book the property. Should owner succeed in re-booking this time frame, we'll be glad to refund any pro-rata share, less the 10% cancellation fee of the total reservation amount. Please note that VRBO/HomeAway's policy states that if you cancel a reservation, and a partial refund is issued to you by the property owner, the "VRBO/HomeAway "Service Fees" including any booking, payment processing and service fees will not be refunded. They might credit their fees back to you the next time you book through VRBO. This is their policy, and I have nothing to do with it, but I feel that you should be alerted to it. *** I STRONGLY SUGGEST OBTAINING "CANCEL FOR ANY REASON INSURANCE" *** COVID-19 restrictions have been suspended. However, if there were to be a resurgence...***NOTE*** I cannot be held responsible if you do not provide the State of Hawaii with proper, mandated travel documentation and a negative COVID-19 test. The State of Hawaii will only accept “NAAT” (Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) from a certified “CLIA” Lab (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment). These tests MUST be administered by a Hawaii “Trusted Testing and Travel Partner Lab”. This test MUST be taken within 72 hours of your departure to Maui, and the negative test results AND travel documents MUST be uploaded onto your cell phone and given to your airline BEFORE boarding your Maui-bound flight. No exceptions! (ONLY WHEN MANDATED)

Papakea Resort charges a daily facilities fee of $17.00 for the first ten days of your stay. The fees include a package of amenities including; parking for one vehicle, weekly Mai Tai party with music, complimentary local phone calls, free use of the putting greens, tennis & pickleball courts, shuffleboard Gazebo, lighted poolside BBQ's, oceanfront yoga classes, and Wireless Internet access with the use of your own device. These fees are payable directly to Papakea upon check-in.

CLEAN & DISINFECTED: Our condo is professionally cleaned and sanitized by trained housekeeping and maintenance staff according to CDC guidelines and recommendations. Complete systematic cleaning protocols between guests guarantee no cross-contamination. Wearing gloves and masks, they use hospital-grade, EPA approved disinfectants. All surfaces are sanitized, and all linens are processed in commercial, high-temperature washers and dryers. Only one staff member at a time who has been verified with no signs of illness, is allowed to be present in the condo. While undergoing cleaning, the windows are opened to provide maximum ventilation. After the condo has undergone cleaning and sanitizing, it is inspected by the head-housekeeper to insure all guidelines and protocols have been completed.
Registration Number: 440010550009, TA-130-154-0864-01, GE-130-154-0864-01

Papakea Resort A109 Reviews



Paul F.
January 2024
We've stayed at Papakea multiple times in different units and always had a great time. This outstanding condo's location on the property guarantees significantly more privacy than many of the other units. Being on the ground floor meant easy access to outside without having to deal with elevators or stairs. The owner, Barbara, was always friendly and easy to work with. My wife and I look forward to staying here again in the future.


Nancy D.
January 2024
We had a perfect relaxing vacation in A109 it had all we needed and bed was very comfortable for good sleep! Very quiet end unit and grounds were beautiful.. we even had a small sandy beach right out our door.. owners were so nice and made sure our stay was amazing and it was!❤️🌴🐳


Donita H.
December 2023
If you like the sound of waves crashing, this is the place for you. You can’t get much closer.


Denis Y.
June 2023
If you are looking for a place closer to the ocean without using elevators this is it.


Julie S.
May 2023
We have been staying at Papakea for the past few years and love the location. Our unit in building A was just steps from the ocean. The condo was nicely furnished with updated decor in a Hawaiian theme-none of your aunties hand me down furnishings in this place! The mattress was firm (maybe a bit too firm, but a foam topper would be a nice add on for aging backs), the kitchen was well stocked with necessities for meal prep, but you need to supply your own condiments, etc. The property manager, Barbara, was wonderful to work with--very responsive to a minor issue with the toilet, and she had great follow up. I would stay in this unit again, if available.


Alicia W.
April 2023
My husband and I had a lovely stay! The condo was in a great location and had a beautiful view of the ocean. It was nice to be on the first floor and be able to walk out to the ocean in seconds. The condo was clean and had everything we needed in it, even snorkel gear and beach chairs!


Tom B.
April 2023
Awesome location with amazing views, great privacy, and easy access to the beach. Kitchen was well stocked. Comfortable bed. AC worked great.


Angela M.
April 2023
Great location! Very clean and nice.



March 2023
This unit is the best location! The grass outside is perfect for the kids to play! It's on the far side of the property so there is tons of privacy. The unit was clean and comfortable. The air condition add to the bedroom was a must! It had everything we needed for the week. Barbara was very communicative and went out of her way to make sure we had the prefect stay. I have stayed at Papakea many many times and will stay with Barbara again!


Laurie W.
March 2023
Great location and view!!


Lisa N.
February 2023
Our place for the week was very nice - comfortable, pretty, and well equipped with absolutely anything we’d need. It was steps from the water so we could sit and enjoy the whales, waves, and sunsets! Perfect getaway for our anniversary!


Patti S.
February 2023
Ground floor and ocean front is a magnificent way to spend time on Maui, rain or shine. Access to small beach is steps away. Corner unit has lots of light and ocean view from the living room couch. Well stocked unit with cooking items and towels.


richard and Kathy B.
February 2023
We had a great time.


Sharon G.
January 2023
We absolutely loved our stay at Papakea! It was located in a beautiful community that provided lots of opportunities to relax, swim, play shuffleboard, snorkel, and just relax. Barbara was a thoughtful communicator, giving us just what we needed to enjoy the area. Her check in directions were perfect. The condo was just amazing. It was so clean and had everything we needed (including a blender for morning smoothies). The bed and pillows were so comfy! We experienced no less than 25 whale sightings one morning and another 15 the next. It was so cool! Right from the lawn behind the condo. Without hesitation, we would go back again!


Susan R.
December 2022
Our fourth time staying at the Papakea Resort. We have been to Maui 10 times and this is our favorite place, Good location, close to Lahaina and the beaches next door, while providing a quieter, more relaxed ambiance. Easy walk to pizza, coffee, cinnamon rolls, dinner and the store. A great place to watch the ocean and laze away the day in the sun


Dan B.
November 2022
Great stay!


Chris N.
October 2022
Outstanding location and unit! If you are visiting Papakea then A 109 is what you are looking for…privacy, accessibility and perfection. Make the call now!


Krissey B.
September 2022
We have stayed at this condo multiple times and absolutely love it! The view from the lanai is absolutely gorgeous, the property grounds are beautiful, walking distance to great shops and restaurants. The owners are absolutely amazing and so responsive. I highly highly recommend this condo!


Stacy S.
September 2022
We loved the location of this unit. It is steps from the beach and being the corner unit we only had a neighbor on one side and people weren’t usually on the lawn in front of our patio. It was great sitting out in the mornings and evenings having coffee or cocktails watching the ocean and sunset. The unit had everything we needed. We would definitely stay there again.


Sarah G.
July 2022
My two teen grandchildren and I stayed at this condo for 8 days. The condo is comfortable and has all the necessary amenities. We did not do a lot of cooking, but the kitchen was convenient for breakfast and lunch making. It is very close to The Fish Market (one block) which became one of our favorite places for lunch or dinner. Also close to the food trucks if you want something quick after a long day of hiking or snorkeling. We enjoyed eating at Dukes, Hula Girl and Sansei. We also attended the Royal Lahaina Luau which everyone enjoyed. There are several beach chairs and boogie boards to use. The kids enjoyed playing shuffleboard and swimming in the pool. One of the best things Is. being able to just step out on the patio and view the ocean. The sunsets are magnificent.


mitch M.
July 2022
Barbara puts CLASS in world class service Our one week stay in July was as pleasant and peaceful as the many sea turtles we swam with . It’s an ideal waterfront location to call home for exploring the island. Thank you Barbara for making our visit 5 Star experience . Mitch and Nancy, Monterey ,Ca.


Kathy K.
July 2022
This property has an amazing ocean front view and sounds of the ocean. It could use some updating with furniture (or at least clean what is in there), and the unit wasn't very clean when we arrived. Had to dry the blanket to the bed left in the dryer and make up the sofa bed outselves.



June 2022
Barbara’s condo is fantastic! We love Papakea and have stayed in another condo on the property, but A109 is the best! The proximity to the water can’t be beat and the amenities in the condo are perfect, more than enough for an enjoyable stay. I had been concerned that being next to the path to the beach would be noisy but it was so quiet and peaceful. The condo was clean (no bugs, unlike another condo we’d stayed in) and Barbara was easy to communicate with. You can tell she takes pride in her condo. As far as Papakea is concerned, we love the grounds for their peaceful, beautiful atmosphere. After venturing onto other resort properties to check them out we decided that Papakea is too lovely to venture from for our Maui stays. We cannot wait to return to room A109 in Papakea!


Ean S.
June 2022
The unit is steps from the ocean and incredible views. There were a few hiccups as the unit was not ready at checkin time and pool towels were not given, but the owner got on the phone and took care of everything. My family had a great stay enjoying the beach and the pool which was just a short walk away. Not only that one of the days by the pool there were free mai tais, snacks, music, and hula show. It really made Maui that much more fun.


Ryan G.
June 2022
This was our fifth time to “A” building at Papakea (obviously we love it there) but our first time in this unit. A-109 is a superbly situated well equipped unit. Being ground floor and on the end offers so many benefits. Its so nice to be able to park close and unload groceries (or luggage) from the car and right into the door. No long treks or stair climbs. Not to mention the ease of being able to walk right out the back slider, through your own lanai/patio, onto the manicured grass and right to the waters edge! It is a very peaceful and relaxing spot. Its hard to beat sitting on the lanai with a cup of coffee in the morning listening to the birds and watching the waves. Barbara was great to coordinate with and very helpful. We had a great trip and we’d love to stay there again in the future!


Lena W.
May 2022
Excellent place to stay, if you want a just few steps to the beach. It was equipped with everything we needed. It was very nice and a clean when we arrived. We can't wait to stay here again!


Deb H.
May 2022
Steps to the ocean. Beautiful view. Snorkeling on the two reefs right in front of condo. Great little beach


Lynn R.
April 2022
I loved this condo! Best condo in the resort. It was on the end and very easy access to my car. Made you feel like you had a little more privacy than the rest of the resort. Beautiful views! Very close to stores if anything was needed. I would stay here again when I go back to Hawaii.


Christine L.
April 2022
This unit at Papakea was exactly as pictured and described, it met all of our expectations, and then some! We always had a place to park, restaurants & grocery stores are within walking distance, the grounds are well maintained, the pool and spa were very clean and refreshing. Right outside the unit, there is a walkway directly to the ocean for putting our toes in the sand, wading & snorkeling. We stayed in late March, and from the patio we saw whales every day, bright stars each evening and on the last day a beautiful rainbow! The unit was clean, very well stocked w/all the essentials, including beach chairs, a boogie board and snorkeling gear. The ceiling fans provided the perfect amount of air circulation, the hand-held shower head and water pressure were great, plenty of room in the fridge & freezer, which also had an ice-maker! Barbara was very responsive from beginning to end, I didn't have many questions because her communication is very thorough.. I would absolutely reserve with Barbara again!


Maci L.
April 2022
Barbara made the whole process of renting this property so easy. Whenever we had questions and reached out we had a response almost immediately. We came to Maui to get married and have as little stress as possible with the wedding/vacation and Barbara definitely helped with keeping it stress free in regards to the vacation aspect. I would recommend friends or family to stay in this condo for multiple reasons… it has amazing oceans views, beach gear to use if needed/desired (we spent quite a bit of time at DT Fleming Beach), and the condo seemed to be newly updated throughout. The only thing that we did notice that would need improvement was the WiFi. We did not mention anything during our stay because we unplugged from reality so it was not a big deal at all. Overall, it was an amazing experience and we can’t wait to come back sometime soon!


Pamela Z.
March 2022
Thank you


Zerlinda M.
March 2022
Great location to sit on the lanai sip mai tais, watch whales, sunsets, paddle boarders, kayakers, ever changing views of Molokai and more. If the tide is right, there’s a small sandy beach right in front. Condo is close to boardwalk for jogging & walking and getting to numerous restaurants, beaches and shopping.


Theresa R.
February 2022
Barbara was great to work with. We will be back!


Jen B.
February 2022
We have been coming to Papakea Resort over the last seven years. Family and friends fly in with us every couple of years and it’s a tradition we plan on keeping. We love it here.


Tracey R.
February 2022
Uncomfortable furniture.


B Duane B.
January 2022
Beautiful location right on the water. Listing photos are very accurate. Barbara very attentive to a couple of small housekeeping issues. Fantastic to watch whales right from the lanai. Would definitely be a return guest.


Bill and Brandi G.
January 2022
Have stayed at location four times Will return.


heidi t.
December 2021
It was nice to be on the ground floor u til the rains started. The lanai is unusable in the rain and the mud splashes on to the patio. Maybe a better mat outside and one for inside would help. Otherwise unit had everything g we needed!



November 2021
The property was just as advertised and we really enjoyed it. Good location although there is not a sand beach in front we utilized the nice lawn. The condo is perfect for two and was very clean and well furnished. We would return here.


GABRIELA H.
October 2021
Loved the beach in front of the room , loved the neighborhood, and the place is just like the description and pictures. Perfect place for us😁


Joan M.
October 2021
Barbara is very thoughtful & responsive. All my texts & emails w/questions were answered promptly. All Staff was so friendly! Appreciated the ease of the renting process - easy & clear.


Christopher A.
October 2021
We had a very relaxing week at this condo. The grassy area our front was perfect for our 10 month old to play on. The unit had everything we needed, and was close to grocery and restaurants. We loved having lunch at the fish market across the street! The pool and hot tub area were really nice as well. My only suggestion to the owner is add a shelf or shower caddy into the shower to hold toiletries. We hope to return again soon! Thank you for a lovely vacation.


Brenda B.
September 2021
Loved the location, on the end of all the condos and easy access to a very , very small piece of sand before the ocean. Quiet, beautiful grounds that are well maintained. The condo needs updating. The bed , though comfortable, has lost all support on sides. Sofa needs replaced. Washer dryer combo ruined several brand new shirts. The staff came right away when notified. The cleaning is sup par. Maybe this is normal for the area? Found mold in 2 tall plastic cups ( were probably stacked together when still wet. The top edge of base molding was full of dirt- I cleaned some myself just so we didn’t have to look at it. Hair on bathroom floor when we arrived. Long and short curly- not ours. Kitchen floor had grease or something completely covering it. Slimy. Had to wash it myself just because it felt gross to walk on. The shower has nothing to put soap, shampoo etc on. We turned a glass upside down and rested our soap on it on the shower floor. Used a cup on the floor to hold shampoo, conditioner and razor. I would suffer a folding drying rack for hanging clothes that need air dried. Also- the bedroom was very warm. We tried routing the cold air with the 2 fans provided- but was still uncomfortable for sleep. Would I stay again? Maybe.…. but would know what to expect. The host was very kind and responsive. Maui is beautiful. This condo is nicely tucked away from the bigger hotel like places. All in all had a nice vacation there.


Kang V.
September 2021
Despite some little mishaps we had with the toilet leakage and dryer not working, we loved the place. We enjoyed having coffee every morning on the lanai and watching the sunset just steps outside of the condo. The one negative thing I do have to say about the place is the bed. We slept in it one night and we both had back and neck pains. We opted to sleep the rest of our week stay on the pullout couch which wasn’t that much better but bearable. Barbara was a great host and responded quickly to all our concerns and issues.


Akshay K.
August 2021
We loved the place. The beach is just a few feet away. There were beach chairs, towels, beach umbrellas provided. One thing to notice is that the air conditioner is not in the bedroom, it’s only in the living room. There were fans in the bedroom which made it better. Overall it was great.


K R.
August 2021
Our family was blown away by the location and convenience of this condo. Steps to the ocean, our teenager enjoyed snorkeling first thing in the morning and I loved hearing (and seeing) the ocean while in the kitchen and living room. This was our first time in Maui and the condo certainly contributed to our family falling in love with the island. Barbara was fantastic to work with and her immediacy concerning questions about our stay exceeded expectations and helped us prepare accordingly for our vacation. We look forward to returning soon and enjoying this amazing condo again.


Josh B.
August 2021
My family and I loved staying at the Papakea resort and in Barbara's condo. I especially loved getting to drink my coffee in the mornings watching and listening to the waves crash right outside our condo. The amenities were also wonderful. My kids and I played pickle ball for the first time and loved playing shuffle board/putting as the sun set. We would absolutely stay here again.


Lorene H.
July 2021
This is a beautiful condo with wonderful oceanfront views. We love being on the ground floor with easy beach access. Barbara was so easy to communicate with and made check in a breeze. We’ll definitely be back!


Jacob B.
July 2021
We stayed for five days at this clean, well-stocked condo. It was fabulous! We enjoyed watching the sunset from the lanai every night. The condo is well stocked with a full kitchen, beach chairs, a cooler, and beach towels are also provided for your stay. The AC in the living room - or simply keeping the door open and letting the ocean breeze in - helped us stayed cool even in the summer. We saw a turtle while swimming only steps from the condo! Keep in mind the tide comes right up to the ocean wall, so there is not a sandy beach, but you have access via stairs to the water. Within short driving distance to amazing snorkeling and beaches. Highly recommend!


Annie R.
June 2021
You will enjoy your vacation at this fully equipped and comfortable condo at the Papakea Resort in Maui. It is steps away from the ocean and located at the north end of the resort grounds. We enjoyed our peaceful patio with an ocean view and waking up each day to the soothing waves..


Bonnie H.
June 2017
Aloha! We stayed here 10 years ago and came back for our 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Would highly recommend it to everyone. It's peaceful and quiet and yet close to so much. Sit on furnished lawn chairs, right on the ocean, and enjoy spectacular sun sets. So nice to have a fully stocked kitchen so you don't have to 'eat out' all the time. Great for cutting up and enjoying fresh pineapples! Staff is very accommodating. 2 pools, barbeque grills available to use, koi ponds, great lenei (spelling?) for sitting outside. Highly recommend anyone staying here!


Joanie A.
May 2017
Great location, the condo had everything we needed! We would rent here again


Vicky P.
May 2017
The property is beautiful. The gardens and ponds are immaculate the pools are great. Really nice to overlook the ocean and see the sunset. We will definitely return here


Andres C.
April 2017
My wife and I stayed for seven nights, located next to kaanapali where it's close in proximity to everything. Owner Barbara was very nice in the whole process in renting her property and we definitely took up some her fav list recommendations.Be back again soon


Robert R.
March 2017
We have been coming to Papakea for over 15 years and this is our second year in this unit. It is well stocked, has a comfortable bed, and with the unit on the ground floor, and the patio on the shady side in the afternoons, the unit is relatively cool without having to use the Air conditioning. Barbara, the owner is helpful, is always available and if there are any issues responds quickly. If you are looking for an uncrowded, family, quiet, but beautiful resort this is the place. We do enjoy this unit and would certainly recommend it as well as the Papakea resort. Thank you Barbara for allowing us to share your place.


Cleo Z.
February 2017
Been to Papakea many times, no place like it on the island. I enjoyed the very clean corner unit and all the supplies and towels that were included. Only thing missing was a corkscrew. Owners are great, thank you so much for letting me stay in your condo.


Raghav B.
January 2017
We liked the stay at this unit & property. It was well priced. access to the shoreline, farmers market store was great. Very well maintained (clean linens, towels) & stocked rental. We liked the activities/classes offered in the resort. Barbara was very helpful with reservation, it was a breeze. Thank you.


Danielle N.
January 2017
Thank you so much for allowing my family (me, my husband and 2 small kids) to stay at your place. We absolutely loved it and it was complete paradise. With your reasonable prices and amenities--kitchen, laundry, and extra pull-out bed--it allowed us to have a vacation of a lifetime. We loved the ground floor unit for our kids. The communication with the owner was awesome and very assuring as it was the first-time using VRBO or a similar site. We loved all of the recommendations we received. We cannot say enough about what a great experience it was. We definitely hope to have a chance to come back!


Susan M.
January 2017
We enjoyed the condo very much, especially sitting on the lani in the evening. There are a few minor fixes in the condo that need to be addressed but nothing that will stop you from having a great time. The condo was clean, the bed was comfy and we had plenty of towels for our stay. We've stayed at the Papakea several times over the years, we've never been disappointed. The resort is very nice, the grounds are well manicured and everyone at the Papakea is very friendly. The location is great, Its an easy walk to the nearby supermarket and restaurants. Whalers Village and Lahaina are just down the road. You won't be disappointed!


Sandy W.
December 2016
Very nice and clean condo. Location of condo, very quiet too. Was a pleasure working with Barbara the Owner


Ernie T.
November 2016
This unit has a very comfy bed! Slept like babies. Loved the access to all that Papakea has to offer. Close to parking lot and because it's on the ground level you could just walk out onto the lanai and straight to the pool or putting green. Would stay here again.

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