Papakea Resort 3rd Floor (L Bldg)

Rates: $466 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KTTX (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 116 reviews)
Why settle for ocean view when you can have OCEANFRONT! You could throw a coconut to the water from our deck. THE SUNSET PICTURE WAS TAKEN FROM OUR LANAI. Our condo is as close as you can get to the ocean and offers easy access to world famous Kaanapali Beach for long walks in the sand. Watch the world go by from the lanai with the privacy of being on the 3rd floor.

Watch the whales (Nov - April) from your deck while you drink your morning coffee or with evening cocktails as you watch the sunset.

Let the waves lull you to sleep. The master suite and living room have breathtaking views looking across the channel to the islands of Lanai and Molokai. We are one of the few units with both ocean front views in the living area and master bedroom. Most of the units have all the bedrooms to the back of the condo.

New air-conditioning unit in both bedrooms and the living area.

Fully remodeled. Sliding glass doors that open from the center bringing more of the view in.

New tiles floors throughout.

Newly remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, natural cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances. Fully appointed making cooking and eating in a breeze.

Newly remodeled bathrooms. Master bath is an en-suite with a new walk in shower.

Second bathroom also has a newly remodeled walk in shower.

The Papakea Oceanfront Resort is a tropical oasis of 13 acres of manicured grounds. It has the largest amount of land of any condominium resort on Maui's Kaanapali beach, the only resort with two oceanfront pools, two spas, two 12 hole putting greens. Grounds also include three lighted tennis courts, two shuffleboards, two beach cabanas, tranquil koi ponds, lush gardens and 12 outdoor barbecues.

This is one of the best locations on Maui! From your lanai, enjoy ever-changing ocean views of beautiful sunsets, rainbows, dolphins, turtles, seals, whales(Nov.-April), surfers and boats. You will be footsteps away from great swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and relaxation.

This 3rd floor unit, in the desired 'L 'building, is an oceanfront unit with central air and ceiling fans throughout. Kitchen is fully equipped. The bathrooms are complete with new cabinets, granite counter tops and walk in showers. Of the waterfront buildings, the 'L' building has the closest parking to the building and an elevator. It is also the closest to the year round beach next door as the beach in front of us comes and goes with the tides.

This 2 bedroom IS NOT A LOFT! This condo has two very private bedrooms and A/C throughout or fans cool the condo easier than a two story loft area.

The condo sleeps four to six with a California king bed in the master bedroom. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves. All rooms are on the same level. If you tire of the view, there are two flat screen TV's in the living room and master bedroom.

Two twin beds in the second bedroom can be turned into a king bed upon request.

The living room sofa is a queen size sleeper sofa.

There is a washer/dryer in unit.

This unit is equipped with golf putters, tennis rackets, various snorkel equipment, beach toys, collapsible cooler and beach chairs.

The Papakea Resort is a tropical oasis of 13 acres of manicured grounds. It has the largest amount of land of any condominium resort on Maui's Kaanapali beach, the only resort with two oceanfront pools, two spas, two 12 hole putting greens. Grounds also include three lighted tennis courts, two shuffleboards, two beach cabanas, tranquil koi ponds, lush gardens and 12 outdoor barbecues.

Papakea is conveniently located between the Kaanapali and Kapalua world class golf resorts, just minutes away from Lahaina and Whalers Village. A grocery store, restaurants and shops are conveniently located just across the street.

Our Maui oceanfront condo is OWNER OPERATED AND PRIVATELY OWNED. Our condo is not in the Rental Program although we do have a on island manager if issues should arise, so rest assured that our condo that you see here, is the one that you will rent from us.

Keywords: oceanfront, beachfront, ocean view, beach view, luxury condo, waterfront, vacation rental, Hawaii, Maui, Kanaapali, budget, Papakea, Papakea Resort Registration Number: GE-151-416-6272-01, TA-151-416-6272-01, 440010550353

Papakea Resort 3rd Floor (L Bldg) Reviews

Maggie B.
August 2023
We had a great time with our children and grandson . Amazing ocean views from lanai and master bedroom. Great condo with lots of amenities, beach chairs, umbrella and snorkeling gears are a big plus.

Cody M.
August 2023
We loved our stay in Maui. Everything we needed to have fun on the beach, at the tennis courts and on the putting green were all provided. Rachel was wonderful to work with and very responsive when things arose that needed attention. The view was stunning. We cannot not wait to go back.

Kimberly F.
July 2023
This property was perfect for our family vacation. The property was clean and well stocked with everything we needed. Great Location!

Kelly C.
July 2023
Clean condo with all you need for a lovely stay in Maui. We’ve stayed at the papakea for over 20 years now… the location and views are unbeatable. We were able to push the two twin beds together for our kiddos to all sleep in a “king” bed. They had sand toys, boogie boards, snorkel gear, tennis rackets etc to enjoy. Favorite part was coffee on the lanai with the gorgeous view every morning. Definitely our favorite building to stay in with the access to the water view and grassy area below, as well as easy access to the pool. If our kiddos needed to Run up and grab something, we could see them the whole time. Easy communication with the owner. Checkin and our was easy breezy.

Brandy K.
July 2023
We had an amazing stay in this ocean-facing unit! We have stayed at the Papakea property twice before, but never in a unit like this that faces directly out to the ocean. The views morning, noon & night take your breath away. The unit was very clean & well-appointed. Our family of four had plenty of room for the week we were there. The A/C units kept things nice & cool. Walking distance to restaurants & grocery store. We would absolutely stay here again & again. Highly recommend!

Brandon L.
May 2023
The condo is in the perfect location on the property as it’s in the last building close to the large beach at the property next door. This is our second stay at Papakea and it’s a beautiful, well kept property. The condo itself is great and the communication from owner was much appreciated. Would recommend anyone to stay here!

Sean R.
April 2023
Condo is perfectly situated on the water, on the sea wall. The beach is only a few steps away. Great for whale watching and viewing the nearby islands. We had incredible views of the sunset every night.

Luana P.
February 2023
I can’t put into words how spectacular the views are from the balcony and the master-bedroom. We were there during whale birthing season and saw many momma’s with their babies right from the balcony with a good pair of binoculars. We even saw giant turtles as well. The resort is very beautiful and calming with the singing of the palms and the roaring of the ocean. About the condo. The condo is very tastefully decorated and the kitchen looks fairly new. We had a couple issues with some of the appliances which were promptly addressed. There were some issues with the quality of pots and pans and silverware, but the owner is very prompt to address any complaints. The owner has fully equipped the condo with snorkeling gear, and other water toys as well as an ice chest and beach chairs for guests to use. I would overall rate this place 5 star. We were very happy with the quality of everything. Don’t forget to utilize the concierge service for excursions. They were very helpful in getting us reservations last minute.

Keith W.
January 2023
Brought our parents to celebrate 60 years of marriage and an 84th birthday. We enjoyed everything this unit had to offer!

Warren L.
January 2023
The Papakea complex is very well located just north of the Kaanapali resorts, and this unit has an excellent oceanfront location with spectacular views. The only thing that prevents us from awarding 5 stars is the twin beds in the second bedroom, which both have pretty hard and uncomfortable mattresses. It also would have been nice to have at least a starter set of shampoo in the showers. Otherwise, a great property!

Brandi K.
January 2023
Close to so many activities and the view from the porch was the best part. And falling asleep to the waves.

David B.
November 2022
After having to make a last minute, major change to our fall break vacation (Florida’s recent hurricane) we decided to head to Maui. We are big fans of Kaanapali as well as Wailea. Since we only had a few days to rebook our entire trip, we couldn’t be picky. But it was a miracle that we found this fantastic property available. We were shocked that it was available and so reasonably priced. First, the pictures do not do the condo justice. It is very nice, it is very clean, well outfitted. I have been to Hawaii, dozens of times, and I have never ever in my life stayed this close to the ocean. The crashing of the waves is so relaxing and the view is so beautiful. You literally could throw a rock from the balcony into the ocean. the view and the balcony are so spectacular that normally on vacation I feel like I am wasting time sitting in the condo. But we found ourselves often sitting in the condo on the balcony reading and listening to music and taking in the sites of Molokai and Lanai. As for the resort complex itself, it was fantastic. First and foremost the sign of a good resort complex is how well-maintained it is. Everything was so nice, so manicured, so well taken care of. One day it rained in the morning, quite a bit, and when the rain stopped, there were an army of landscapers, making sure that water was pushed off of the sidewalks, any plants or leaves that fell were cleaned up, etc. My son and I especially loved the 12 hole putting course. It was so nice to go out there with a cocktail and music and have some friendly competition. It was also great to use the shuffleboard. Something I have not done since 1978, it was great to introduce my son to shuffleboard on the brand new and well-maintained shuffleboard court. As far as location, you are in the center of everything. You are between Lahaina and Kapalua. Plenty of restaurants and highly suggest using OpenTable to get reservations as everything is quite busy. There are also plenty of local plate lunch and local food. There is also an open lot with a set of food trucks. The food trucks there used to be much better and now they are just OK… But instead would recommend going to the food trucks over by Safeway about 10 minutes away. Definitely stay away from the food track called Da best pho. 30 minute food wait turned into over an hour. In any case, the condo is spectacular, in the best building on the property, great staff at the resort, everything was clean.

Kathryn F.
October 2022
I am a Lahainaluna high school graduate, and return regularly to Maui for vacations. We have stayed at Papakea many times because we enjoy the beautiful grounds and the location, convenient to restaurants, food trucks, stores, and the Kaanapali beach trail. This was the best unit we have stayed in so far... perfect oceanfront view, wonderful oceanfront bedroom, nicely updated condo, conveniently stocked (including books on Hawaiian plants and fish), and nice property owner who was easy to deal with. We didn't want to leave!

bill g.
September 2022
what a great place to stay...the views are breath taking....the t.v. are a little tricky to figure out...but all in all a great place to stay...plan on bringing my family back in July...close to everything...

Keith M.
September 2022
Great communication throughout, very nicely equipped and maintained property. The benefits of a hotel with out the hassle and limits! Area restaurants and beaches are amazing and we saw turtles from the balcony every day (and a monk seal one day as well)! We did not visit during whale season but had a very clear view of the calving grounds / Lahaina Roads from the balcony (and living room)! Our only complaint is that the end of our week came too quickly, so sad to leave!

Dan L.
September 2022
The only hiccup was one bedroom AC did not work even though property management was notified immediately. The fan worked in that room so acceptable airflow. Otherwise it was great location and relaxing. I would stay again in that location.

August 2022
We had an amazing time, and are so sad to leave. I miss sitting on the balcony already. We appreciated the layout and updates of this condo. It was very well stocked with many items such as snorkeling gear, beach chairs, beach towels, spices, etc. Loved having a washer/dryer in the unit. Excellent communication with the property owner as well. If you rent this condo, you won’t be disappointed!

Michael P.
June 2022
This was the perfect condo for our family of 4.

June 2022
The 2 bedroom condo was exactly as described and pictured on the VRBO listing. Clean. Fully appointed. The check-in process was easy and efficient. The view from the third floor ocean front unit is as good as it gets. Convenient to restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery shopping. In addition, the grounds and pools were well maintained. I had an issue with the internet not working the first night. I called in the morning and they had someone there in 10 minutes to get it fixed immediately (turned out to be a loose cable behind a dresser). No complaints with this stay. My only suggestion would be to add some chip clips and a pair of scissors to the cutlery drawer.

John K.
June 2022
We enjoyed our stay at this property immensely. The location was fantastic and with the balcony of the unit being nearly over the water, the views were spectacular. Rachelle was awesome to work with. Great communication and immediately responsive. The overall property was well-maintained and spacious and included plenty of parking. The pools and community areas were immaculate and while access to the ocean is limited to the north and south edge of the property, the beach and snorkeling there were terrific. The unit itself is well-equipped with everything we needed including for our very talented chef/son. Furniture was comfortable and we enjoyed many meals on the lanai. If your biggest complaint is that the pool deck was really hot on bare feet, you know you've found a winner. If we return to Maui, we'd stay here in a heartbeat.

John U.
June 2022
We had a great time. Loved the location and access to amenities as well. Really enjoyed the people we met on the property as well. Thumbs up!

C N.
May 2022
We loved the proximity to the Kaanapali Beach and boardwalk. We never drove to any restaurants since they were all within 2 miles from the condo. Looking out onto the ocean, Molokai and Lana'i in the morning and evening made for a relaxing beginning and end to our day. The sunset would sometimes be too hot to sit out on the lanai, but we would go downstairs onto the grass by the ocean wall, cool off with the Tradewinds, watch the sunset, and later stargaze at the night sky. The waves hitting the ocean wall sometimes got loud at night but shutting the windows and turning on the AC quieted the outside sound.

joseph h.
May 2022
It is a beautiful condo, ocean front, beautiful sunsets , quiet and a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the weather and view. Would definitely rent again.

Michael L.
April 2022
We found the 3rd floor, ocean front unit, to be very comfortable. The highlight was watching whales from the balcony and simply watching the sea and sunsets. The grounds are meticulously kept up. Pool, spa and bar b q areas are enjoyable, if somewhat limited. The absence of a restaurant and/or bar-grill on site can be inconvenient, requiring a short walk to adjacent facilities. However, Papakea is a very pleasant environment. While the units manager was responsive and attentive, being that our unit was an “owner” unit, there was little support from the front desk staff, nor daily housekeeping. The toilet was leaking at the base and toilet seat broken. Plumber came in and repaired. Oven took 30 minutes or more to heat to 375 degrees. Dishwasher does not dry dishes at all on the top rack and leaves undisolved dishwasher residue forcing you to wash off and dry dishes on top rack. Lamp on right side of ocean side bedroom is ready to fall apart. Drawer was broken in back bedroom. Old pizza and box were left in cabinet above refrigerator. Floors were not thoroughly cleaned as my sock were dirty and if water did splash on the floor it was dirty when you wiped it up. The cleaning job on this unit was lacking upon arrival. I really don’t feel we should not be charged a cleaning fee when it was not in great shape when we arrived. Plus, the front bathroom hair dryer quit functioning. The unit manager did promptly provide a replacement.

Julie L.
April 2022
This property was even better than we had hoped! We checked in and within 3 minutes of being in the condo we saw whales right off the lanai! The condo layout was great and spacious. Everything was updated as represented in the listing. The kitchen was well stocked. The beds were all comfortable. We had a few issues with the AC and the property manager and owner were incredibly responsive. The Papakea resort was fantastic. The grounds are immaculate. The pool was perfect, hot tub a great add. We especially loved the grills around the pool and the pavilion area. We were a part of a large group and every night we cooked we used the grills and then ate as a group in the Pavilion and enjoyed meeting others doing the same. The grassy area ocean front was almost better than a beach to lay out on and listen to the waves and watch for turtles and whales. The lack of beach was noted but did not take away from our overall enjoyment of the location. We used the beach chairs, umbrella, towels and cooler provided as we explored the island and checked out the awesome beaches close by. The location couldn't be better! Lower Honokowai Rd has a feel of a real neighborhood, not just a tourist center. Being so close to Fish Market Maui, the food truck pod, ABC store and Farmers Market Maui made eating at or around the condo excellent. It's 5-8 minutes to North Kaanapali and 15 minutes to Lahaina. Finding the right place to stay on Maui is always a delicate balance between amenities, location and budget. This condo was the exactly right balance for us and we will definitely stay here again and would whole heartedly recommend it to others!

Kim R.
April 2022
This condo has the most amazing views and the sound of the ocean is so relaxing.... The resort location is fantastic - easy to walk to many restaurants and shops. And it is easy driving north to Napili and Kapaula Bay or south to Black Rock. The condo was very clean and the kitchen and bathrooms have been nicely updated. The owner was friendly and very responsive. The furniture and bedding could use updating. But overall a great place to stay.

Nicki B.
December 2021
So you’ve gone to Hawaii and you want to enjoy all those beautiful sunrises and sunsets. This condo has the most unbelievable views from right on the beach. You can hear the waves at night and enjoy having dinner on the balcony watching sunsets. Lovely condo in unbeatable location

Tawana M.
September 2021
We wanted a place to unwind and celebrate our own anniversary as well as to attend and celebrate our son's wedding. It was a great getaway. Very relaxing. The property has beautiful grounds with lots of activity options for young and old. It is a large complex but the way the buildings are positioned it did not feel crowded. Multiple bbq grills for those who would like to cook, eat and lounge near the pool area. Groceries, food truck as well as a few restaurants are within walking distance. Close to restaurants, grocery stores as well as great water sports options. Love the large number of turtles that swam in front of the property everyday as well as the wonderful sunsets.

Audrey S.
August 2021
We loved our stay here! Perfect for our family of 5 and we loved being RIGHT on the water! We traveled here with other family who stayed in the same building (L) which is the perfect location. We loved listening to the waves and our patio was used often each morning and night. We could be on the beach in a few short minutes! The complex was gorgeous, loved grilling by the pool while the kids swam. The condo had everything we needed. It felt clean and the kitchen was complete with all that we needed! I took their info and will definitely stay here again! Book this and you won’t be disappointed. We had a great family vacation!

kent j.
July 2021
It was a great unit to stay in, on the water. We were glad that both bedrooms and the living room had A/C units. And, it was nice that the freezer had an ice maker. Would stay here again if the other unit we usually stay in isn't available.

Kelly M.
July 2021
We loved our stay! The sunsets each night over the ocean were amazing!! The property had a great location and we would definitely recommend it to family and friends! Perfect for our family of 4.

Liz T.
July 2021
We loved staying here! It was perfect for our family of 5. Condo equipped with all necessities. My husband and one of our sons went out and snorkeled right here at property and enjoyed every minute of it. The condo provided snorkeling equipment which was a bonus! Would recommend to all families seeking a great stay here!

Lynda I.
June 2021
Great area and very nice!

Andrea F.
April 2012
We had a really lovely time at this condo, which is right on the water. We saw whales from the lanai and went to sleep with the loud but soothing sound of the waves. The resort is large but surprisingly quiet and low-key. The kids enjoyed the pool and we used the barbecues to grill fish from the fish market right down the street. Unfortunately, we encountered a good amount of rain, so we didn't get to use the beach in front of the condo as much as we would have liked. (Instead, we drove south where we found great beaches and more sun.) However, if there had been more sun the beach outside would have been a great place to lay in the sun or play in the sand. On our last day, we had better weather so we walked about 10-15 minutes south and found an impressively large coral reef with very calm snorkeling. When we dunked our heads under the water, we could even vaguely hear the whale songs--very cool! The condo itself was well-equipped and comfortable for two couples and two kids. The only thing that we didn't have but could have used was a Brita pitcher for the fridge. The owner was very helpful and wonderful to work with! For the price we paid, I can't imagine there is a better deal in Maui. Thanks again!

March 2012
This is our 2nd time staying in your lovely condo, and the 3rd time at Papakea. View: The view from your condo is spectacular! We watched whales, turtles, and all kinds of water activities from the lanai. Location: The location is great! We walked to the farmer's market just down the street once or twice a week and picked up fresh fruit and bread sold from the local farmers. Delicious! There are a number of great restaurants close-by when you want to dine out. Fully Stocked: We loved how your condo comes fully equipped for cooking, and barbequing at the poolside is so easy. Activities: There are many activities to do, but one of our favorites is the catamaran to Lanai for the day. We went snorkeling at some wonderful beaches to the south, and we enjoyed riding the waves at some of the beaches to the north. The beach at the condo was very pleasant for either snorkeling or swimming. Overall: Everyone was very nice at Papakea and the grounds were kept immaculate. We so enjoyed sitting on the lanai, going to the beach, and all the other activities. We hope to venture back one day.

February 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed this spacious, well appointed, completely updated condo. The master bedroom at oceanfront was so beautiful. The surf completely masked any noise at night yielding a peaceful night's sleep. We would love to return! The added details of beach towels, boogie board, snorkeling gear, etc. we're appreciated.

marylou m.
October 2011
My daughters, husband, and I were so excited when we walked into the lovely condo with an incredible ocean front view. The beds were comfortable and the condo was clean. The decor was nice. It was pleasant to have an air conditioner in the bedrooms at night, although in the middle of the night I turned it off because the temperature was so cool outside. I loved listening to the waves all day and all night.

September 2011
Wow, can't get any closer to the water! We loved hearing the waves and drinking our coffee in the morning and watching the sea life from our deck. Second morning we were there we watched stingrays feed right next to shore and then the next day whle eating lunch on the deck we saw about 50 dolphins swimming in a line swimming north. We have never seen that before. There are newer resorts but they are not as close to the water as this. Loved the view from the master bedroomThe view was better than the pictures. This unit was very clean and comfortable and it is well equipped. The kitchen had everything we needed for a few BBQs after we had cocktails on our deck watching the sunset. We also loved Dukes restaurant which was really close. The resort itself had beautiful gardens and our kids loved the putting greens, shuffle boards and choosing which pool they were going to use. Owners were great to work with, answered all my questions quickly.

Duy (Yee) N.
July 2011
We stayed at Papakea for our destination wedding. Many of our guests also stayed at the Papakea. We chose this resort due to it's great location, beautiful public grounds, and good value. This particular unit was wonderful. The condo was in good shape, and the kitchen was lovely. The Lanai and views are decadent. Much like other guests, we just loved sitting out on the Lanai watching the ocean and enjoying the refreshing ocean breeze. The kitchen had everything we needed. The towels provided for the beach and pool were extremely convenient. We had several bbqs by the pool. The pool cabanas they have are first come first serve, but proved valuable our first night when we hosted a bbq for our wedding guests, and it was sprinkling on and off. Check in and check out was smooth. Parking was never a problem. Again, location was perfect, stores nearby, beaches, restaurants. It was our first ever trip to Hawaii and it was perfect. Rachelle was great to deal with, she was very responsive and everything went smoothly. Would definitely recommend it to others.

June 2011
This beautiful condo exceeded our expectations! It was comfortable, homey and had all the amenities we needed. The A/C in both bedrooms was a definate plus. We enjoyed the views from the lanai each day, the crashing of the waves, watching sea turtles and of course the beautiful Maui sunsets! It's within walking distance to a farmers market and grocery store. The shopping in Lahaina was awesome, lots of great shops and restaurants. Cool Cat has the best burgers! We enjoyed the zipline in Kaanapali and you have to do the Road to Hana! Rachelle was very helpful and welcoming. We will recommend this condo to everyone and would stay there again.

May 2011
This was my second time visiting Maui and this condo had the best location and amenities. Great views, well equipped kitchen, friendly staff. The condo was clean and well maintained. The owner was very helpful and answered any questions I had. Would highly recommend this unit.

Shannon K.
May 2011
We stayed at the Papakea condo the second week in May. What a wonderful condo, view and location. The place is fully stocked with everything we needed to cook, clean and play. Our kids (ages 9 and 6) spent a ton of time in the pool. Mornings having coffee on the lanai overlooking the ocean were just perfect. Sunsets were beautiful from the lanai as well. The view is much nicer than the pictures showed and we especially enjoyed having the master bedroom with the ocean view. Rachelle, thank you for your emails answering our questions about Maui and the condo. Communicating with you was so easy! We will for sure use your place again!

May 2011
My wife and friends arrived on Maui the week of April 23, 2011. Was preasently surpriced to see just how nice the unit and was actually more then we expected. The Unit is located within a short drive to Downtown Lahaina and walking distance to the action at other Kaanapali resorts. Papakea where the unit is located is beaufiful, well kept grounds and clean facilities with ocean and mountain views. Beaches are close by and most excurisons will pick you up at Papakea. We will definetely stay at this unit again when we are in Maui.

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