Beautiful condo! We really enjoyed our week staying at this lovely property. Thank you to Carol, for the awesome communication and for allowing us to have the most perfect week of vacation.
Absolutely incredible, phenomenal, amazing and any other great adjectives! Was exactly as described in the listing. Terrific communication from the host, truthfully far better than any big time resort. The only hiccup was the dishwasher broke right before we arrived but that’s just life sometimes. Thankfully we had few dishes and Carol was excellent at communicating about the issue.
I could not recommend this place any higher, it was as close to perfect as you’ll find. Extremely comfortable and cozy, tucked away on the side of the Papakea Resort with a gorgeous view and very little foot traffic. Felt secluded and quiet, absolutely amazing.
If we ever are able to go again we would not hesitate to try and secure this listing. Fantastic all around! Thanks again Carol! :)
This property was absolutely fantastic! The property itself was clean, had all of the amenities we needed plus a few extras, the owner was very responsive and made us feel right at home.
The grounds of the property were clean, well taken care of and offered leisure activities throughout the week.
We absolutely loved our stay and will definitely be back with just us and we might even bring the kids.
Clean, beautiful, thoughtful, stunning.
Great location. We saw whales everyday from the lanai. The condo was perfect.
Our experience was so great! My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and can’t wait to book again for an anniversary trip. Carol was so easy to communicate with and made every step of the process clear and provided us with great tips for our stay. The view is incredible and the resort is lovely! Thank you for the perfect spot to stay on our honeymoon!
We loved this property (the specific unit and the whole Papakea resort). Whale watching and sunsets were a delight and the whole place is very well maintained. Will definitely stay here again in the future.
Great condo with an exceptional view. Watching the sunset every night from the lanai was truly magical!
Very nice host.
The apartment was very clean and the overall condition matched the description and pictures on the website. Carol was a wonderful host and made all the difference. When we mentioned our prior stay at the Mahana next door, she went out of her way to describe the differences between the properties to ensure that we would be happy with our stay at Papakea (primary differences being Papakea oceanfront condos being limited to a height of two stories and Mahana having the bedroom facing the ocean as well). When there were issues with the municipal water supply for all of Maui county, Carol immediately texted and emailed me to make sure we were aware of the issue.
The property was beautiful and well maintained. The condo was immaculate and stocked with everything for a home away from home experience. Nicely renovated! You really only need to pack your bathing suit! The owners were welcoming and provided tons of area things to do advice via email. Easy to work with! We loved our stay and the location. We are big swimmers and snorkelers so enjoyed being close to many great spots. Off the balcony we saw whales, dolphins and turtles. You have to look close and be patient, but they are there. Thank you for providing the binoculars -perfect! 5 star as listed. Aloha.
This was the perfect condo for our second trip to Maui. We loved the location at the far end of the resort. We found ourselves eating in more than expected and were so happy with the kitchen supplies - even a salad spinner! The view from the lanai is just as pictured and the condo is beautiful and spacious.
Excellent experience from booking to departure. Updated condo with all the amenities and a very comfortable bed. Owner took a personal interest in making sure our stay exceeded expectations. We will be back!
This condo is very well equipped with everything you need on a vacation to Maui. We enjoyed every minute of our time there. I greatly appreciated the info packet the homeowner sent prior to our trip. Saved us some money by not over-buying at Costco on our way over from the airport.
We will definitely stay in this unit again on our next trip to the island!
This place was perfect with a fantastic view that we enjoyed every morning & night. Takeout dinners & sunsets on the lanai were so beautiful. The condo was very clean & looks the same in person as it does in the photos! Great location, clean modern furniture, beautiful art on the walls, super comfortable king sized bed , fully stocked kitchen, books on Maui, 2 huge hot tubs & pools! We soaked every night after snorkeling.... Staying at this condo made our visit to Maui even more amazing!
Everything was perfect ! We melted into the king bed woke up to a amazing view of the setting sun and the moon in the early morning. The unit had everything we needed and more. We will be back for our 30 anniversary
The owner Carol, made the process so simple and is so kind!
On top of that it was super clean and in a great location with incredible views of the ocean from the Lanai and steps to the beach!
I would highly recommend it!
Carol's property exceeded all exceptions. It was immaculately clean, had comfortable furniture, beds and pillows and was in a great location within the resort. The kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans and utensils if you wanted to cook. The proximity to a grocery store and several casual eating options was awesome. The beautiful ocean and grassy area for lounging was to die for and the pool and hot tub were only steps away. Carol was an excellent host communicating several times before and during our stay. We would definitely stay here again.
What a beautiful trip we had! From start to finish, everything was wonderful. Booking and check out were a breeze. The condo is perfect for those who love ocean views and listening to the waves. The resort is close to great restaurants and shopping. I loved having the flexibility to cook, eat out, or bring a meal back.
The lanai is the perfect place for morning coffee and book reading…not mention, gorgeous sunsets!
Thank you for a most amazing stay! We can’t wait to come back.
We stayed here for our honeymoon; it was absolutely perfect. Incredible oceanfront view and location. The unit was very clean. Carol was wonderful about communicating throughout the process. We hope to come back again!
My wife and I had an amazing stay here. Carol, our host, was wonderful and informative. The place itself is absolutely beautiful. It is right on the ocean with a gorgeous view, as adverised. The resort has cool ammenities (pool, hot tub, putting green, etc.) and it is located in a great location, a short drive from places we love like Black Rock Beach, Whalers Village, Maui Brewing Company, and Front Street. If you like coffee, there were three outstanding coffee shops a short walk away from the resort. We enjoyed every second here and will one day return!
Enjoyed the location and on-site activities at this wonderful one bedroom condo overlooking the ocean. Enjoyed the sunset from the balcony every night. Played pickleball, shuffleboard and snorkeled right at the property. Well stocked and highly recommended.
My wife and I cannot say enough great things about Carol and the Papakea condo. She’s incredibly friendly and responsive to any questions that you have. She even gives you a packet of info before you arrive, which lists some of the best places to eat, visit, etc… It was very nice to have a reference like that. The condo itself was super clean, comfortable, and a great place to relax after a day exploring the island. There’s no question where we will be staying when we decide to take another trip to Maui. Thanks to Carol and the Papakea staff for everything!
We can't speak any higher of this condo. GREAT location, beautifully appointed, clean, and awesome communication. Carol & Dennis thought of everything, made us feel at home, and were very quick to respond when needed. We've stayed at Papakea before and love the facilities, location & amenities. BUT, this condo was just wonderful! There were body boards, beach chairs/towels, an umbrella, safe for our "goodies", a fully stocked kitchen, and uber comfy bed. Highly recommend and look forward to our next stay. Thank you!
Wow this place is absolutely AMAZING!! My husband and l were married in 2020 so our dream honeymoon was unfortunately cancelled due to covid. Well I can honestly tell you waiting to stay at this little piece of heaven was worth every second! Carol the host, did everything in her power and went above and beyond to ensure this trip was nothing less then perfect! If you are looking for a romantic getaway, or any getaway in fact, I promise you will not be disappointed staying here! Waking up to the whales from our balcony, hearing the waves at night, and snorkeling with sea turtles are only a few things this condo has to offer! We will 100% be staying here the next time we travel to Maui! Mahalo!!
Excellent condo with all the amenities we needed to enjoy our celebration. Owner worked with us when we had to postpone the original reservation in 2021 due to COVID and helped us roll it over to 2022. Condo is well maintained and decorated nicely.
We originally scheduled our stay for January of 2021. Due to Covid issues, we had to reschedule. When I contacted Carol about changing our plans, she went out of her way to help us move our dates to 2022. She kept in contact with us providing updates on Hawaii's ever changing requirements along with some construction occurring at Papakea Resort during our stay. I couldn't have asked for more.
The condo itself is just as pictured and the views from the lanai are outstanding. Having the split system A/C (front room and bedroom) was welcome as the trade winds also decided to take a break during a chunk of our stay.
I couldn't say enough good things about Carol or the condo. We definitely look forward to going back.
I cannot say enough good things about our stay. From the minute we booked, Carol was super communicative. She took the time to talk with us well in advance of our trip, made sure we understood all of the Covid-related restrictions on the island, and sent us a thorough list of recommendations for food and activities. She also checked in with us a few times as our trip got closer to ensure we had all of our questions answered.
When we got to the property, the check in process was easy. Once we finally got to the unit we were wowed by how clean it was and how updated everything is. It felt like our home away from home with paradise right outside our door. We had everything we could’ve needed for our trip including a lot of kitchen items we haven’t seen at other rentals we’ve stayed in while traveling to other locations. Carol’s unit was well-cared for and well-stocked for her guests and felt high end.
We had the exceptional luck of traveling during a massive storm system moving through Hawaii. We had many emergency alerts on Maui for flooding. Carol was aware and checked in on us a few times to make sure we were ok. I really appreciated this.
Overall, I think I have to rely on what my husband said within the first 30 minutes of being inside Carol’s unit: “when we come back, we’re staying here again.” I have to agree. The property grounds were beautiful and not overcrowded. Carol’s unit was stunning and exceptionally comfortable. And Carol herself was an outstanding host. Mahalo!
If you are wanting a relaxing vacation, this property is the one to select. It is close to all the action yet far enough away from all the noise. The unit itself is very clean and well supplied with everything one could want. The owners respond to any questions you might have to make your stay enjoyable. We spent 10 days in Maui and would have loved to have booked an additional 10 if we could. Would we rebook on your next Maui trip? No question, the answer is yes. We have used VRBO in many parts of the world with outstanding results. This property is no exception.
Great sunsets and ended up eating at the condo frequently and enjoying the sunset and peaceful setting. Carol prepares you well for what to expect and recommendations for dining and entertainment. Resort is chill and not as crowded as some of the highrises near Whaler village. Plenty of lawn lounge chairs or pool chairs when we were there in mid November. Hope to stay at A209 again sometime. Perfect for a couple.
Had a great visit at this condo, everything was as described. The views from the lanai surprised us with both sitings of many turtles and some early whale viewing. The location was perfect for exploring the island and snorkeling nearby. The resort pools with gazebos we used often.
The unit is an absolutely beautiful, well appointed condo with a spectacular view. Everything it was advertised and more. We loved the artwork and furnishings, the place is like brand new with the recent remodel. The overall property is well kept and has everything you could want, multiple pools, jacuzzis, gas grills and even shuffleboard courts.
We found carol to be a warm and welcoming host as she called to have a chat the same day we booked and we called her after returning home to share our vacation experience with her.
I highly recommend this unit to everyone.
Thank you again Carol!
Sam and Martha Miller
We had a marvelous 8 day stay in this unit. The check-in process was efficient and the unit was exactly as pictured. We appreciated the A/C as we used it during the day. At night, we just used the ceiling fans and opened the windows, and it was quite pleasant. The bed was very comfortable and we had the the things we needed for our stay. The kitchen was well supplied and we enjoyed our breakfast on the lanai in the mornings and our pupu's and wine for the evening sunsets. The communication with the owner was great, with rapid responses to any questions we had in our trip planning.
We have made several trips to Maui over the years, and we both agreed that this unit has been our favorite, by far. You can't get better than oceanfront, and we even managed to see turtles from the lanai! I think we can safely say, that this will be our "home away from home" on our next visit. Thanks Carol for maintaining a wonderful unit and allowing us visitors to enjoy your home.
We keep coming back to Papakea! We have stayed at other locations on the island but Papakea is our favorite. Great location, clean and friendly. Condo A209 was excellent and Carol was outstanding with her communication before, during and after our stay. The condo is updated, clean and the location (corner unit, oceanfront) was perfection. The unit was well supplied with everything you needed to cook or spend the day at the beach! Mahalo and Aloha until we visit again.
The photos and description did not do this condo justice. It was clean, beautifully decorated and fully equipped with anything one might need to enjoy the beach or even prepare a meal. Carol was friendly, helpful and easy to communicate with through the entire rental process. The location is quiet and walking distance to local stores and restaurants. Will definitely request this condo on our next trip to Maui. Thank you Carol and Dennis for a great spot to call home for 8 days.
This condo was really awesome and we so enjoyed our stay there. Coffee in the morning and wine before bed on the lanai was the exact peace we needed. Carol rocked at communicating and everything was what a real vacation should be. Thank you!!
We enjoyed our stay in A209 immensely. It was very clean and beautifully decorated. It was nice to have AC in the bedroom as well as the main living space. I had others in our group that had places with no AC in bedroom and it made a world of difference. The ceiling fans were a great source as well to cool off and worked great.. Some other places fans were not working or were so old they didn't make much difference. A209 is a great corner space with extra window for light and perfect access to the beach. You could see the beach access from out lanai. It was nice not to have to walk all the way down the other side of property to get to the beach. We could view dolphins and turtles in the water from the lanai as well. Views were amazing. We will definitely stay here again over picking a different room. Wonderful communication with owners and property management. Till next time. Aloha!!
It was easy to rent. Just a lot of red tape due to Covid restrictions.
Nine days of absolute bliss. Everything that was necessary for our creature comforts was provided, including noodles for snorkeling, washer/dryer, beach towels and chairs, Brita water so we never had to purchase any, full kitchen, binoculars for spotting the visiting turtle, and the most wonderful balcony where we had breakfast every morning and watched the sun set over the ocean every night. Truly the most complete condo that allowed us to celebrate our 50th anniversary in luxury. Eager to return.
This property was even better than the description and pictures on the site! We enjoyed the morning and evening lanai views and the overall comfortable atmosphere in the condo. The condo lacked absolutely nothing! From a wonderful night’s sleep, well stocked kitchen and beautiful bathroom accommodations, we had everything needed to make our vacation perfect! We also appreciated the air conditioning in both the living room and bedroom. We highly recommend this condo for a perfect get away!
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