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Panoramic Oceanfront Penthouse!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

This upgraded condo is on the top floor (4th) of the building and has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. This oceanfront unit is a stone's throw from the seawall and ocean. You'll enjoy unobstructed views of the whales, amazing sunsets and everything the ocean has to offer right from the comfort of your living room and lanai. Molokai and Lanai seem close enough most days that you feel like you can almost touch these neighboring islands.

The unit has been upgraded with granite counter tops and backsplashes in the kitchen, new carpet in both bedrooms, new beds and mattresses in the bedrooms and loft, new furniture and wood flooring in the living room, remote control lit fans in all the rooms, and new lanai furniture. All the linens and towels are new as well. Everything needed for your vacation is here, right down to clock radios in the rooms, air conditioning, beach towels, beach chairs and boogie boards. The only things you need to show up with are a rental car, spending money and your beach clothes.

The kitchen is complete with all major and minor appliances, plates, dishes, cutlery, cooking utensils and dining bar. There are a washer and dryer next to the main bathroom. The living room has a queen pull out sofa bed, two matching recliners, dining room table and 52' wall mounted TV complete with Blue Ray player. The living room opens through large glass doors to the spacious lanai that is truly an extension of your living area. The bar height lanai furniture seats 5.

The master bedroom has been furnished with a king sized 4 poster bed, dresser, night stands and opens onto the adjoining en-suite with corian counter, sink with private tiled toilet and shower area. A flat screen TV and DVD player have also been added to the master suite.

The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed with dresser, end tables, large closet and is next to the main bathroom. This bathroom is also furnished in corian counters, sink with private tiled toilet and shower area.

Going up the open wooden staircase from the living room you will find the private penthouse loft with 1 single bed, 1 queen bed, night stand, large closet, desk area, for those who may be forced to do a little work while away, and ample cupboards and drawers for you storage needs.

The Papakea Resort is a collection of eleven 4 storey walk up units, serviced with elevators and security, situated on 13 acres of perfectly manicured grounds. The lit tennis courts are next to the building that houses the reception desk, house keeping and Expedia. There are Yoga and Water Aerobics classes and Tennis lessons.

**Please note that the Papakea charges a $17 USD per day facility fee for your first 10 consecutive days in a 30 day period. The fee includes free parking, unlimited tennis, pickleball and shuffleboard court use, Wifi throughout the resort, a full High Def cable package, and local phone calls. This fee is collected by the Front Desk at the time of arrival.

The oceanfront units are direclty on the ocean and the ocean view units surround 2 Koi ponds, 2 heated swimming pools with hot tubs and cabanas, 2 putting greens, 2 shuffle boards and 2 large BBQ areas. This building concept ensures every unit has a great view of the ocean and is uncrowded, low density living at its finest with direct access to miles of the worlds most pristine beach.

Keywords: Condo, private beach, family, quiet, pools, Whale watching from the Lanai

More Details

Amy Shipley
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Amy Shipley

We are Debbie & Keith with girls Amy, Rebecca and Corah from Alberta. After years of traveling to hot spots around the world the ladies asked why we had never been to Hawaii. The answer was ' the first time we vacation in Hawaii we'll never go anywhere else'. After a vacation to Maui and the Papakea 16 years ago we've never been anywhere else.

We're now able to share or home away from home with new and old friends all year long. The Papakea feels as good or better than home everytime we return and we're sure you'll feel the same way.

Amy Shipley purchased this condo in 2011


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Lahaina, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • In the event of a cancellation made by the traveller, all booking fees incurred by Home Away or VRBO will be covered at the expense of the traveller.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Please note this is an open air loft.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Panoramic Oceanfront Penthouse!
average rating of 4.775 based on 40 reviews
Anchorage, AK

Wonderful lanai right on the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Papakea #A-403. The very best thing was the large lanai, right over the ocean. We looked for whales every morning (saw them twice) and watched turtles right below us every afternoon. There was a nice beach a few minutes walk toward Kanapali, with great snorkeling (but be careful of the current if the waves are rough.) There was also a more protected beach a few minutes walk in the other direction, at the Honukawai park. The unit was well-equipped, with everything we needed for meals and enjoying the beach. We especially appreciated the two sturdy beach chairs. The condo was roomy, and big enough to give everyone a little privacy. There were plenty of beach towels and bath towels, and it was very nice to be able to run them through the laundry. The beds were comfortable, and there were plenty of pillows. The Papakea Resort complex was quiet, the pools were great, and we enjoyed the shuffleboard and mini-golf. The owner communicated well, and was very accommodating when we asked for a late checkout. There is a small shopping center across from the complex with fast/casual food, a great grocery store.

  • Submitted: 5-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your time in our unit at the Papakea! We also love watching the whales and turtles from the Lanai. Thank you very much for the kind review and we hope we can host you again the future!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay in this gorgeous penthouse! The layout was great for us and very clean! The grounds were impeccable, safe and quiet. Customer service was quick and Amy was super friendly. And the view... WOW!

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Ab

Had a great stay.Our unit was very accommodating. Had everything we need.

  • 5 of 5

The property was emaciated. The pools were great and well keep.

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, Luigi! Hope we can host you again some time soon. -Amy
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Great condo in great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in suite A403. The ocean front location was so amazing to have morning coffee and happy hour drinks. The condo itself was great, a bit warm in the loft but easily made up for with the rest of the unit. The resort itself was nice, clean, and had lots to do when needing a day close to home.

  • Submitted: 1-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our unit. The ocean front makes for a fabulous view. You'll need to come back at a time when the whales are in season! Thank you for the great review.
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Paradise, Ca

Stunning ocean front view from the comfortable lanai

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay in this condo. The view did not disappoint, sandy beach is a short walk away. Loved the grassy area for lounge chairs with ocean front view. The property is immaculate. The pool was also nice. The condo is comfortable and clean . We were there at a hot time of year and the air conditioning had a hard time keeping up.. bedrooms were a bit warm at night. Owners were great to deal with and very accomadating. Overall a great property, we would definitely return.

  • Submitted: 2-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the condo, and that you had a great time on the island. We love the Papakea and feel fortunate that we were able to share it with your family. Thank you for the kind review.
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Our stay was in April of 2017

  • 5 of 5

The best thing about this condo is the view. We enjoyed sitting outside in the Lanai looking at the ocean and beautiful sunsets as well as the occasional turtles. The condo itself was comfortable for the amount of people we had. We stopped at the COSTCO close to the airport and stocked up on food for the kitchen and cocktails.

We traveled with another couple and with two 20 year olds who slept in the loft bedroom. Location of the condo is within walking distance of beautiful beaches and other resorts. Thanks for the information sheet provided on things to do and close by stores and restaurants. It was very helpful. The resort is almost too quiet at the pool areas and could've used some nice Hawaiian or background music to make it more lively.

We took one of your folding chairs to the beach and when we opened it up the seat cloth was ripped. The chair was thrown away so you could probably use 2 more new chairs since the remaining one is aging.

Thanks for a fabulous stay in your condo, we would book it again if we return to Maui in the future. L. Schmidt

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, Lourdes. The lanai is fantastic, and we're happy that you enjoyed it as well. Thank you for letting us know about the chairs, we'll get a couple more in there. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Take care.
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Kahalui Airport
Car: recommended

A 10-minute drive gets you to: the PGA golf courses at Kapalua, Plantation and Bay right next to the Ritz Hotel, world class surfing, boggie boarding, cliff diving, stand up paddle boarding, Napilli Bay turtle snorkeling, rain forest hiking and zip lining, horse back riding, scuba diving, sport fishing, sailing, ocean kayaking, whale watching tours, helicopter tours and the shopping and history of old Lahania Towne and Whalers Village. The on-site Expedia agent will also arrange any possible tour you can imagine.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Lahaina, Hawaii

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$264.08

**Rates are based off US Dollars.**

Daily Maid Service available at additional cost.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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