Papakea Resort L302

Rates: $325 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KQ (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 86 reviews)
This spectacular third floor direct oceanfront unit features breathtaking views of the islands of Lanai and Molokai from your lanai, living room, kitchen and master bedroom. Our two-bedroom condo, in the highly desirable Papakea 'L' Building, is just steps from the water's edge and world-famous Kaanapali Beach. You can walk for miles or snorkel with the turtles and fish. Two pools and two spas are on site if you wish to do nothing at all, or relax in the new split AC system with individually-controlled bedroom cooling units.

Enjoy beautiful sunsets each night as you dine on your private lanai. Look for the green flash! Watch for stars and planets you often don't see on the mainland and the distant evening lights on Molokai. When you don't want to cook in the airy remodeled kitchen, grill on Papakea's gas grill collection, you can get takeout from nearby food trucks or take a very short drive to Kaanapali, Kapalua, or Napili and enjoy world-class seafood.

Winter is the season for whale and dolphin watching. You can easily see them from our third floor vantage point. Bring your binoculars and camera.

Well-maintained and previously featured on the Homeowners Tour of premium condos, the condo sleeps four with a luxury king-size bed in the master and a queen-size in the second bedroom. When you want nothing but fresh sea air, the Maui tradewinds filter through the condo. Otherwise, the unit is air-conditioned throughout with two LG Smart TV's, one in master, one in living / dining room. There is a hair dryer in each bath and free wi-fi. An elevator is nearby for easy access. All rooms are on the same level.

Papakea (crest of the wave) Resort is a tropical oasis on 13 acres of gorgeous landscaping, with koi ponds, two oceanfront pools, hot tubs, and putting greens, three lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard and 12 gas barbecues. Low density development assures you that it's not crowded. It's set back from the road, so you hear no traffic, only the crashing surf. It is minutes away from shops, museums, restaurants and galleries in nearby Whalers Village. Or, walk to the food trucks, supermarket, deli, restaurants, or shops across the street. This will be your vacation of a lifetime! Book now for best availability!

Note: Papakea Resort charges its own separate resort fee of $17/night for stays up to ten nights. Parking for one vehicle is included; additional vehicle parking is $5/night.

Hawaii Tax ID Numbers listed below
Registration Number: GE-030-617-8048-01, TA-030-617-8048-01, 2440010550350

Papakea Resort L302 Reviews

Beth S.
January 2024
The condo was very spacious and made us all feel at home. We had an amazing time whale watching from the balcony. The papakea property is very clean and well kept by the complex. We would stay here again 10/10! The property owners were very communicative!

Shelby N.
December 2023
The condo was in a great resort (awesome location, not too busy, awesome staff), incredibly clean, and you can’t beat the views. Lisa and Ben were very communicative, especially appreciated since we came a few months after the awful fire in Lāhainā. My son (6) loved the resort pool, the view of the ocean, and the beach toys the condo has. Can’t recommend this rental enough!

Shelby N.
November 2023
The condo was in a great resort (awesome location, not too busy, awesome staff), incredibly clean, and you can’t beat the views. Lisa and Ben were very communicative, especially appreciated since we came a few months after the awful fire in Lāhainā. My son (6) loved the resort pool, the view of the ocean, and the beach toys the condo has. Can’t recommend this rental enough!

Lisa G.
October 2023
Loved listening to the waves all the time!

Amy D.
August 2023
This was our second visit, and we had another wonderful stay. The air conditioning updates made the condo more comfortable temperature wise this time around. We utilized some of the beach gear they provided (boogie board) which made snorkeling with a 5 year old much easier! We will be back again! The view from the balcony never gets old!

Brad S.
August 2023
Very nice clean place. Beautiful view right on the ocean. Beautiful sunsets. Overall it’s a very beautiful place.

Patrick K.
August 2023
We have stayed at the Papakea for the past 20 years and always in the L building. The condo has everything you would need plus more. It is nicely furnished and very accommodating. The AC is a big plus but if you want to enjoy the sounds of the ocean from the condo, Just prop open the front door and open the patio slider and a great breeze will keep you cool. Maui is our favorite island and I am sure it will be yours too. We will definitely stay here again.

Wilmer B.
July 2023
Great apartment, very comfortable for 4 people, well maintained, great facilities and easy access to the beach. Best sunset in Hawaii!!!!!

jennifer m.
July 2023
Wonderful place to stay- great location and amazing views! . The condo was walking distance to restaurants, grocery and food trucks and a short drive to Kaanapali and Lahaina. The condo was so clean and nicely updated. Very well stocked with kitchen equipment and beach stuff. The a/c worked very well and the beds were comfy. There isn’t much of a sandy beach there but there is one accessible right next door and we found some great beaches and snorkeling a short drive away. We would definitely stay here again the next time we get to Maui!

Renee M.
May 2023
Beautiful condo, great location and views, and nice resort! The owners responded quickly to all my inquiries. We loved our stay!

John K.
April 2023
The owners are fantastic. The unit is pretty nice, with a couple of exceptions. Kitchen cabinet door that would not stay closed. Ran out of toilet paper half way thru the stay and had to buy more. Air conditioner does little to nothing to affect the inside temp, but you can open the sliding door and the back bedroom window to get pretty decent air flow. Bed in second bedroom is not very comfortable, meant for kids I suppose who care less, but the mattress pad kept sliding all over the place and the sheets had a whole in them. There is a mirror over the toilet in the 2nd bathroom, which is a horrible placement, especially for a guy. The screen on the sliding glass door is coming off/is ripped next to the left frame (this is a pretty easy fix, someone just needs to do it, I do them all the time at my rental properties). The T.V. in the bedroom and the living room use the same remote, and frequently mess with each other when both are in use. I consider most of that stuff somewhat trivial annoyances, but things that should be addressed. The reason we won't be staying here has less to do with the unit, and nothing to do with the owners (again, they have always been great). But when I went to book it for next year, the price has gone up P. I just can't justify that much of an increase, and even though I can afford it, I will look for accommodations else where next year, heck, might just try some where besides Maui next year.

January 2023
It’s in a perfect location with all the comforts of home. Spacious and lovely!

Jennifer S.
January 2023
All I can say about the view is WOW! From the living area to each of the bedrooms, the view can't be beat. The master bedroom is very spacious and accommodating. We had everything we needed in the kitchen and enjoyed relaxing in the captain's chairs on the lanai. We appreciated the access to the pool and all the extras for our time on the beach. This condo is close to everything and located on a beautiful golf course area. The one thing I wanted to let the owner know is that it looks like maybe at one point someone left the living room window open and some moisture accumulated causing some mold to form on the wall by the window. Not a big deal but if I was an owner, I would want to know. I would stay here again.

Joe G.
December 2022
Clean unit!

Terri R.
December 2022
Gorgeous oceanfront! We so enjoyed sitting on the lanai watching whales and listening to the waves. Great location to walk everywhere. Beautiful sandy beach right next door. So relaxing. That you Ben and Lisa for sharing your condo with us!

Kunal R.
November 2022
Gorgeous view and location. The property Papakea resort has excellent grounds, lots of green trees and lawns compared to their adjacent resorts. Resurfacing by the resort management will enrich the overall appearance. A special thanks to the host. Of all the condo vacation rentals in last 25 years, his attention to my needs, Ben stands out. Example, for a special sleeping bed on the floor for my back pain, etc.. Master bed and the second bed where my wife and daughter slept were both very comfortable The condo itself has lot of extra provisions like beach chairs, filter water jug in the refrigerator, etc. etc. The condo was very clean. However, furniture was little dated. Location to go to all eateries, shops in Kaanapali, Lahaina are very close by. In my next visit, we will definitely stay in this gorgeous, condo .

Gerald & Lana F.
November 2022
The view from this condo is what sets apart from others. Views of Molakai and Lanai were breathtaking. We loved going to sleep and waking up to the sounds of the waves. The condo was very clean and well stocked with everythig you need. Ben and Lisa were ecellent hosts and we are so happy they shared their home with us. Jerry & Lana

Staci B.
September 2022
This home was very well-maintained and clean. The layout was perfect with both bedrooms on either side of the living space giving privacy. Well fitted kitchen, games, snorkeling gear , boogie boards and beach toys .The view of the sunset spectacular. Grounds are well maintained. There is a wwwkly Lei making class; schedule before arrival as it does fill up. .Also, very convenient to walk to the grocery stores food trucks, the beach and anL&Lbarbecue. The only air conditioning unit as mentioned by others is a small window unit in the living room, which leaves the bedrooms at times uncomfortably warm at night. This was a great find!

Lori N.
September 2022
I booked this one for my mom and adult daughter for the extra space while my boyfriend and I had a one bedroom on a lower floor. This higher unit had a better view for relaxing on the patio :). They had a wonderful time. The unit and amenities were great. Being in August it was a little warm and the air kept up but it was better if we closed the curtain in the bedroom during the afternoon and used the fans provided to keep the A/C moving into the bedroom. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your fabulous vacation spot. We'd definitely come back again! Mahalo!

Ann L.
August 2022
We had an amazing trip. The condo was exactly as advertised. The owners were welcoming and provided tons of information to make our stay more enjoyable. We will certainly stay here again! We had a wonderful trip!

Nicole P.
August 2022
Exactly as advertised. Wonderful property, great location. Highly recommend.

Esmeralda S.
August 2022
The location was great! Had everything we needed from beach towels, to swim accessories, TP (2 rolls in each bathroom) beach towels, all kitchen appliances needed were there, bag of ice was nice, they have bottle wine openers, blow dryer, iron. The sunsets and rainbows were great in that location on lanai. The lane kinda warm on left since AC unit is there but not bad. Dried up are wet clothes fast placing it close to the AC unit. When you sleep you can hear the waves. Beach area is to your left. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Cabana by the pool is nice for bbq and has bathrooms. The only thing we had an issue was the mugginess in the rooms after a hot day being outside. Maybe a good fan to each room or mini portable AC for the rooms would fix that. The ceilings fans did not blow much air to keep cool. The AC unit is in living/kitchen room which felt great but didn’t blow into the rooms. Closing the blinds help but then you can view the beautiful ocean and palm trees. The snorkel gear might need to be replaced. Didn’t have attachments to the masks and they were all dirty and sandy. Bring laundry soap. They did have dryer sheets. The garbage disposal was out and we didn’t know until someone called me and said they were outside. we did have to go back to condo so people can come in and fix it… Overall great! The host were great and replied promptly. Thank you..

Jennifer P.
July 2022
Our family of 4 really enjoyed our time at your condo in Maui. We would walk down the beach to the left of the condo or enjoy the pool. We especially appreciated the umbrella and chairs that were provided, and the view is amazing! Thank you also for all of the great information about nearby restaurants. We enjoyed the Hulu Grill at sunset thanks to your recommendation and went to Lahaina for surf lessons, dinner, and the Luau.

Dave D.
June 2022
Our family of siblings and parents spent a week here, just steps to gorgeous beaches, amazing views, unbelievable snorkeling. Wonderful stay all in all

June 2022
Could not have been better.

Dave M.
April 2022
Check in was straightforward. Accommodations were excellent. Plenty of room, kitchen well stocked, comfortable beds. Lanai is 60 feet from the water. Woke up the first morning and took a cup of coffee to lanai to check out the view. Sat and watched whales for 90 minutes. Location is near a grocery store, pizza place, food trucks, gas station, etc. if we return to Maui, we want this unit!

Mary A.
April 2022
We had a terrific getaway at this amazing property. The condo was clean & comfortable, and morning coffee and sunset dinners on the lanai were nothing short of inspirational. I loved being lulled to sleep each night by the sounds of the sea! I hope to return in the future.

Donald A.
March 2022
We stayed with a group of 23. Our room was very nice. Smoking area was poor, used the smoking area of neighboring resort which overlooked the ocean.

Brenda L.
March 2022
We cannot say enough about the owners, condo, property and location! Everything is absolutely perfect!🐋🌴🌺🌞🐢🐋

Pernille D.
March 2022
We love Papakea, it’s an amazingly uncrowned and well kept resort perfect for families. This unit has incredible views, it’s spacious and clean. We had a wonderful week.

January 2022
This is a must stay property in Maui. Everything was just as described and fit our needs. Papakea is extremely clean and well spread out, it appears to be full by looks of parking lot, but the grounds are very spacious. The unit itself is fabulous it is truly ocean front, we saw hundreds whales from the lanai. It is stocked with all your needs including beach chairs and towels, snorkel gear, boogie boards. We enjoyed all the activities on property shuffleboard, pickle ball, putting greens, pools. Close to everything you will need for your stay. The food truck lot was a hit we would walk over, many options so everyone got their own to choose from, bring it back to the unit sit on the lanai for dinner and watch the sunset. Would stay here again.

John S.
January 2022
Wonderful time. Condo was great. Views amazing. Highly recommend.

Jean W.
December 2021

Debbie B.
December 2021
We didn’t want to leave! This place has everything you need and it’s right in the middle of heaven!! The view you wake to is unbelievable… And the sound of the ocean is so soothing… It’s also located very central to everywhere you’ll want to go. It was the perfect place for us (2 couples)

Michelle R.
November 2021
Beautifully upgraded and appointed condo! Sparkling clean and the beds were very comfortable. Front bedroom has beautiful view of the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again. Thank you to the owners and the staff at Papakea

Dimitrios P.
November 2021
What a wonderful apartment. The view that started our day was gorgeous as were the sunsets. The apartment was well equipped with everything necessary to cook, eat, drink, swim. Didn't want to leave...

Paula K.
November 2021
I stayed here and Casita 20 to celebrate my 40th birthday with me and some friends. It was such a glorious weekend! Everything you need is on property and within walking distance. The resort is beautiful and the home is quiet and private. I will definitely stay here again!

Nanci E.
October 2021
Wonderful and relaxing stay to recharge and rejuvenate. Grounds were well maintained, condo was awesome, and staff very friendly. We enjoy the non resort feel with easy access to restaurants and night life if we felt like it. Mahalo.

September 2021
The views were spectacular and the condo was very nice. We really enjoyed our stay. Mahalo.

Karen H.
August 2021
Great condo with beautiful views!!!

Mary T.
July 2021
We had a fabulous time at our condo. Great location, clean snd quiet. Beautiful sunsets and ocean breezes.

Rich M.
June 2021
Great condo/Awesome view. Highly recommend this great place!

Francis M.
June 2021
Thank you!!

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