Papakea Resort F407

Rates: $403 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: QQQTT (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 117 reviews)
West Maui was reopened to visitors in October 2023, two months after the devastating and heartbreaking wildfire that destroyed Lahaina (my hometown). Given that tourism is the backbone of Maui’s economy, many hotels, restaurants, businesses, and their local employees are eager for respectful, compassionate, and generous visitors to come to Maui and help the economy and local workers at this difficult time. For those interested, there are also volunteer opportunities.

From this comfortable 4th floor condo, F407, you will enjoy spectacular ocean views, turtles, whales (in season), islands, and sunsets. You will feel like you are sitting right on the water! It has two bedrooms (one of them is an open loft bedroom) and sleeps 6 (4 beds). Perfect for couples or a family (not recommended for children under 7).

Enjoy the sound of ocean waves! You will love your morning coffee and eating meals on the lanai (balcony) while enjoying the stunning view of Molokai and Lanai. Inside, the vaulted ceiling gives the condo a spacious feel. High-end sliding glass doors open fully to give the condo a true indoor-outdoor ambiance!

This property changed hands in December 2022. The reviews from the previous owner (all reviews prior to December 2022) were transferred to this listing to give as much information as possible to future guests. Please do not hesitate to reach out for any information (see below). We are making many upgrades to the condo, including an AC system installed in May 2023. A full kitchen renovation will take place April-May 2024!

Papakea Resort is located on 13 acres in North Kaanapali/Honokawai and exudes Hawaiian charm, with lush gardens and koi ponds, as well as two swimming pools, two jacuzzi hot tubs, tennis and pickle ball courts, putting greens, shuffleboard, and gas BBQ grills for guest use. Free wifi internet access is available throughout the resort.

The location is outstanding! You are within steps of the Kaanapali boardwalk/trail, with breathtaking views, taking you to Black Rock, Whaler’s Village shopping center, and beyond. The trail is great for walking or jogging. Restaurants, food trucks, a grocery store, a farmer's market, a fish market, shops, and more are within walking distance.

The sand in front of Papakea comes and goes depending on the weather and tides. There is a sea wall, and steps leading down. Weather and waves permitting, people swim and snorkel in front of Papakea. Lounge chairs on the grass behind the sea wall provide a delightful area to relax, read, or soak in the ocean view. Sandy North Kaanapali beach is steps away. There is fantastic snorkeling at popular nearby Kahekili (Airport) Beach.

The town of Lahaina (and surrounding "burn zone") is strictly off limits, and the usual restaurants, grocery stores, gift stores, art galleries, boat tours, and historic sites that visitors frequented in Lahaina town are no longer available. Tour boats are operating out of Maalaea harbor, which is about 30 minutes from Papakea. There are many things to do on the other parts of the island: Haleakala crater, the road to Hana, Upcountry, Paia, and South Maui beaches, just to name a few.

Being directly oceanfront, there is a nice ocean breeze moving through the condo, aided by ceiling and floor fans. For especially hot days or those who like it really cool, there is a tri-zone mini-split AC system (installed in early May 2023). The building has an elevator.

The downstairs primary bedroom has a queen bed and the open loft bedroom has a queen bed and two twin beds, making it great for families. Children require close supervision around the balcony, steep stairs, and loft, and the condo may not be suitable for all children, i.e., for children under 7.

This condo is set up like a friend's beach home, fully equipped for a wonderful experience, including beach towels and boogie boards. The condo has an older kitchen (a kitchen renovation is planned for 2024) but it is well-equipped with everything you may need, including new Mai Tai glasses, Instant Pot, and Nespresso machine.

In addition to the new AC, other recent upgrades (not yet captured in the listing's photos) include: new sofa/living room furniture, new COREtec flooring in the loft, and new twin beds/mattresses in the loft.

Please note that Papakea resort is undertaking a phased project to update all plumbing starting in mid-2024. However, the buildings undergoing the work in 2024 are not adjacent to the F building, where this condo is located.

State taxes will be applied: Hawaii General Excise Tax (4.712%); Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax (10.25%); and Maui Transient Accommodation Tax (3%).

**Papakea Resort charges a $17/day resort fee for the first 10 days of your stay in a 30-day period. This is collected by the Front Desk during check out and covers parking (one vehicle) and all resort amenities and equipment (tennis rackets/balls, pickle ball rackets/balls, and miniature golf putters and balls).

Feel free to contact me if you have ANY questions. I grew up on Maui and would be glad to provide additional information. Registration Number: TA-106-645-2480-01, GE-106-645-2480-01, 440010550215

Papakea Resort F407 Reviews

Kimberly M.
January 2024
We had the best Christmas vacation in the condo. The view is everything. Never once did we feel guilty for sitting in the condo because the view was heaven. The daily rainbows and whales breaching were such a delight. Every night we fell asleep to the sound of the waves. The condo itself was awesome. Beds were comfy, kitchen was well stocked, washer and dryer was handy, plenty of towels, furniture was well appointed and comfy. Being a family of 5 we managed one bathroom just fine. Just note the loft is open so any early risers would potentially disrupt loft sleepers. The resort grounds are well maintained. You have two pools to choose from and they both are in short distance to the condo. Parking was never an issue. They offered free classes everyday to partake in. BBQ grills are well maintained. You can walk to the food trucks and a lovely cinnamon roll place nearby. Plus many more food choices and the handy ABC store for little convenience items (and good food!!). Airport beach is a 3 minute drive away for some beautiful snorkeling. You can walk but it took 25 minutes. And most importantly Kathryn the host was amazing at communicating and super thorough. Hopefully we make it back!

Jen F.
December 2023
When it says "oceanfront" in the accommodation description, it's an understatement! All you see is ocean from the balcony- like nothing I've ever experienced before. Truly amazing. Property and penthouse were extremely clean and modern (including AC throughout the home, which was nice for sleeping. ) You can't go wrong staying here. Just book it if you're thinking about it. :) Kathryn was super responsive throughout the stay and beforehand as well- she's a fantastic host. Lastly, FYI- there's a $15 a day fee to park/use the pools/etc. that gets collected when you check out. I might have missed that in the listing, but it was a minor surprise to me.

Jen F.
December 2023
When it says "oceanfront" in the accommodation description, it's an understatement! All you see is ocean from the balcony- like nothing I've ever experienced before. Truly amazing. Property and penthouse were extremely clean and modern (including AC throughout the home, which was nice for sleeping. ) You can't go wrong staying here. Just book it if you're thinking about it. :) Kathryn was super responsive throughout the stay and beforehand as well- she's a fantastic host. Lastly, FYI- there's a $15 a day fee to park/use the pools/etc. that gets collected when you check out. I might have missed that in the listing, but it was a minor surprise to me.

Robert B.
November 2023
The perfect place to stay to enjoy West Maui.

harini s.
August 2023
The condo was very functional and we could easily accommodate our 2 teens and my mother. All the required amenities were there and the views of the ocean and sunset can't be beaten! This was right on the beach and the resort was nice. AC was super helpful as was the fully equipped kitchen

Ingrid M.
August 2023
Aloha! Just getting back from Paradise and this rental was everything we expected and more! If you're thinking about booking -- Don't hesitate : BOOK! Condo has everything you need. AC works great, location is great! Kathryn is wonderful to communicate with and very helpful. Can't wait to be back!

Jane S.
July 2023
We absolutely loved our time in Maui. The views are spectacular. The condo is so nice and has everything you need. Thankyou Kathryn for a wonderful experience. We hipe to come again. Mahalo.

Larry Q.
July 2023
Condo and communication with owner excellent Would highly recommend

Ruth-Ann U.
May 2023
Amazing ocean front property with amazing views! Coffee on the lanai in the morning was so relaxing as we watched and listened to the waves. The sunsets were like a postcard photo! The inside was a tiny bit dated (primarily the kitchen) but the property owner is working on it and it’s not bad at all! The property was extremely clean! You had everything you could need in the kitchen. The beds were comfortable. There’s AC! The resort was awesome! The property owner (Kathryn) was such a joy to work with!!! She provided us with so much information and a fantastic stay! You WILL NOT regret your stay here!

Robert M.
February 2023
Oceanfront views to die for. I don’t think you can rent anywhere that is closer to the water than this. We watched whales every day and lots of rainbows. Sunsets were spectacular. We had a little issue with the ceiling fan (as there is no a/c) and the owner was very responsive and helpful. We hope to stay again next year!

Michael P.
December 2022
Had a wonderful time, the view was amazing and the property upkeep is pristine. Highly recommended!

November 2022
Really enjoyed our stay. Owner was responsive to any questions we had. Property was clean and stocked up items to eat in. Thank you.

Heather K.
November 2022
The Papakea property is beautiful and very well maintained. This unit has an amazing oceanfront spot. We saw turtles and a monk seal from the lanai. Even though there is no air conditioning in the unit, once we turned on the fans, it comfortable enough for us. This unit is very well equipped for cooking and there is also a few sets of snorkel equipment, putters, and 2 boogy boards. It was a great family vacation!

Sal S.
November 2022
This property is an excellent option when staying on Maui. Nicely priced when compared to competition, stocked with the things you would like but can’t bring and don’t make sense to buy for a few days stay (like cooking spices, coolers, ice packs, beach towels, and many more items). We did have a couple things go wrong while we were there, but they were no one’s fault and the owner took care of them quickly. The view from the lanai is spectacular! The resort is taken care of very well (that’s where the daily resort fee probably goes). Meticulously maintained landscaping, clean, pools are lovely and there are things to do when you don’t feel like going out (pools, shuffleboards, cornholes, ladder all) plus daily activities, if you have any time left. We’d definitely look to stay here again if we are lucky enough to visit Maui in the future. Thanks, Sharon!

Jen D.
October 2022
We just got back from staying at this location and the Papakea Resort is located right by the ocean and this condo in particular has an amazing view from sun up to sun down. The owner has everything from kitchen things to enough towels to beach items. It’s always nice when the owners are willing to communicate with you and Sharon is one of the best property owners I’ve ever dealt with and everyone is very friendly. If you’re going to have a pool day, make sure to get down to the pool when they open at 9, because it is a busy resort and chairs go fast. I loved that you could also sit in the sun by the sea wall. There are some strips of beach along the front of the property and some people were even snorkeling because there is reef right out front. Hoping to come back in the winter because the location of Papakea is a path the whales take according to the neighbor. The convenience of staying in the condo and the location made it a great trip. And check out the pizza place next door Papi Ohana. Amazing pizza!

Danielle C.
August 2022
Location is everything! The beautiful sunrises and sunsets were everything and more. Loved listening to the waves crashing.

nicole b.
August 2022
We had an amazing time in paradise. Sharon was excellent to work with and made sure everything was perfect for our stay. She communicated with us prior to checking in. The condo is very well equipped with everything you need to make your vacation easy and enjoyable. We do hope to come back in the future!

Fred and Krista K.
July 2022
The condo is in an excellent location and well balanced of 'home time' fun and tourist attractions. Great open communication with the property owner made it easy to settle in.

Sarah B.
July 2022
We absolutely loved the location of this vacation rental! The resort was super nice and the staff there were very friendly. We hope to go back someday soon!

Sarah G.
June 2022
The location and view from the balcony is definitely the best. The doors open wide for a great breeze and sound of the ocean. The kitchen had all the amenities you needed to cook. Lots of spices. They also had chairs and boards to use for the beach. If bringing small children, the loft is definitely a hazard because the beds are right up against the ledge. So I’d recommend to never leave children alone when in the loft area.

douglas s.
May 2022
When we initially arrived at the condo, there had been a problem with the cleaning company but the owner was tireless in insuring that the issue was handled to our satisfaction. I have never dealt with a more sincere owner. The condo was ideal for the two of us and later on, our adult son and his wife joined us. The loft was perfect for them and the ocean view is absolutely spectacular. As frequent visitors to the Papakea property over the past forty years, this condo stands out as our favourite unit. We hope to visit again!

Kristen C.
May 2022
This was our first family vacation all together! It was an absolute dream! This condo was everything and more… our favorite was the ocean view with a cup of coffee in the morning! We also appreciated how awesome Sharon was throughout the process, answering all our questions before our stay and sharing her lovely place! Can’t wait to visit Hawaii again someday! Mahalo

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