Our Papakea Vacation Rental Story
We are Milo and Michelle McGarry. It all started in August of 1989 on our honeymoon when we fell in love with Hawaii. Little did we know that this island paradise would become a 2nd home for us. As we visited Maui more often, we realized that we wanted to own and operate our own vacation rentals on Maui, the perfect family vacation destination.
Having experience with renting vacation rentals on various online platforms, we knew that the actual experience sometimes did not match the advertisement. We did a lot of research, scoping out the best locations on Maui and eventually settled on Kaanapali Beach. Kaanapali offers so much for visitors to Maui, beautiful beaches, great restaurants, awesome snorkelling, awesome walking trails and of course, Papakea Resort.
In November 2013 we purchased our first vacation rental, E106. We immediately set about improving the space, replacing all the furniture and appliances, artwork and knick knacks. On our first visit, we spent hours painting, scrubbing and cleaning averything. Eventually we had a fabulous vacation rental that we were truly proud of.
In 2018 we acquired B208 at Papakea Resort. This fabulously updated vacation rental is beautifully situated to take in the wonderful ocean views and breezes. We take pride in how our vacation rentals look and feel and have selected furnishings and decor that make the most of Maui’s natural beauty. We want our vacation rentals in Paradise to be a highlight of our guests stay on this beautiful island.
E106 at Papakea – scroll through these photos
B208 at Papakea – scroll through these photos
Did you know?
Papakea offers free yoga weekly in the Molokai cabana, Mondays, Fridays and Sundays at 7:45AM. Get there early. Yoga mats included.
Feel like a Mai Tai? Be at the Molokai cabana on Thursdays at about 4PM for free Mai Tai’s, snacks and traditional Hawaiian dance.
Your Maui Bucket List
World Famous Beaches
Take a Helicopter Tour
This is a great way to see parts of the islands that most people will never see. Flights are affordable and will end up being a highlight.
Go for a road trip. Visit Hookipa Beach and catch the wind surfers or stroll through quaint little towns like Paia, Kula or Makawao. The island is full of cool destinations that you won’t find anywhere else.
There are many great restaurant destinations within a 10-15 minute drive from Papakea. For a list of our favorites, just email us. If you would rather eat in, check out the local, fresh fish selections within walking distance of Papakea
Here's a list of upcoming events on Maui
- Henry Kapono: See the Grammy nominated artist live at Dukes (walking distance from our condo) on August 9, 3-5PM.
- Tahitian Dance Show: Enjoy a free Tahitian Dance Show every Monday, Thursday, Friday 6 PM-7 PM and Wednesday 5:30-6:30 PM at the Outlets of Maui, 900 Front St, Lahaina
Hawaiian Music Series Concerts in Lahaina: Relax under the shade trees of the Baldwin Home Museum and park on Front Street in Lahaina for a FREE Hawaiian music concert on the last Thursday of each month. Leo Mana performs July 25th, 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Get set for the 14th Annual Maui Ukulele Festival coming up September 29, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
- 2019 Xterra World Championship Triathalon: Coming up October 27, 9:00 AM, this event is open to both pro and amateur athletes. Sounds like a great event.
- 6th Annual Made in Maui Festival: This event takes place November 1 and 2nd in Kahului at the Maui Arts and Cultural Centre. Enjoy locally made food, jewellery, gifts and products from over 140 local vendors.
- Polo Spring Season Begins: For a complete list of all the polo matches in the cool, upcountry area of Maui, call tel. 808/877-7744.
- Outrigger Canoe Season: all islands. From May to September, canoe paddlers across the state participate in outrigger canoe races nearly every weekend. Call tel. 808/383-7798.
- Maui Onion Festival: Whalers Village, Kaanapali, Maui. Everything you ever wanted to know about the sweetest onions in the world. There is food, entertainment, tasting, and the Maui Onion cook-off. Call tel. 808/661-4567.
- Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Festival: Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui. This festival features great music performed by the best musicians in Hawaii. It’s 5 hours long and free. Call tel. 808/226-2697.
- 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions: This is a Major. The PGA Tour stops in Kapalua this January 1st to 5th. I think Tiger will be there.
- Maui Aloha Classic: October 27 to November 9. Ho’okipa Beach, Maui. If you ever needed an excuse to visit this amazing beach, this is it.
Welcome To Papakea
This is a short video of B208. I wasn’t able to record anything other than the view from the lanai and the kitchen/living room. I’ll add more next time we visit Maui.
Visit Our Destination Guide
See our hand picked recommendations
Here’s a selection of our favorite things to do, restaurants to visit and sites to see.
We love Brunch at Mala in Lahaina. Check it out Saturdays & Sundays. Dinner at Merimans is pricey, but very good and the setting is out of this world. Another great choice is the Lahaina Grill. Make sure you make reservations though. For more casual food, Monkey Pod at the Whalers Shops is fabulous casual dining with a killer view. For take out go to the Fish Market in Honokowai, literally a 2 minute drive from Papakea. There you can order Ahi Burgers to go, or select a fresh piece of local fish to put on the BBQ. In Lahaina we enjoy Kool Kats Burgers or Take Home Maui for a quick but excellent sandwich. A great place within walking distance is Dukes at Honua Kai.
We do a lot of road trips. The Hana Highway is worthwhile, but be careful if you’re prone to car sickness. Drive Upcountry for a fabulous day trip. Visit Kula, Makawao or Paia. Paia is very busy, but worth the stop if you’ve never been. Once there you can google directions to Oprah’s ranch. It’s a fun diversion and kids think its fun. We always make time to visit Kapalua. This is on the northern weather side of the island and it is stunning. The hotels are amazing and the golfing (I’m told) is fabulous. We enjoy “the coastal walk” close to Kapalua Beach for its stunning scenery plus Parking is easy to find. A beach day at either Napili Bay or Kapalua Bay is a must too. Both beaches are fantastic. If you’re looking for snorkelling and you want it easy, spare yourself the pain of getting to Honolua Bay and simply drive to Airport Beach Park also known as Kahekili Beach. This is a five minute drive south of Papakea to Kaanapali Beach. The plentiful public parking is right on the beach. The snorkelling is great. Last year, Michelle and I swam with spinner dolphins while snorkelling, It was very special.
Your Maui Vacation Rental Accommodation
Papakea E106 is a ground floor unit with great ocean views as well as easy access to the pool and BBQ areas. Sleeps 4.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR CONDOS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 6.
We purchased Papakea E106 in 2013. We had always loved Maui and together with our two girls, we have travelled there many times. We decided we wanted to own our own piece of this tropical paradise and set out to learn more about the island. We found that Kaanapali Beach was a perfect holiday destination with its shopping, restaurants and authentic Hawaiian culture. The main draw is, of course, the beach. Kaanapali beach is truly unique in the world and is consistently rated one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Papakea is a very low density 13 acre development and has a definite Maui flavour. Enjoy the two pools, shuffleboard or just sit at the seawall and enjoy the view. In the evening, after enjoying the sunset, sit out on your lanai and take in the Tiki torches and the warmth of your surroundings. It is truly magical.
Good news. We have just replaced the sofa sleeper, arm chair and area rug in the living room (August 2019). The queen sized sofa sleeper has an 8.5 inch mattress.
Papakea B208 is a fabulous water view condo, perfectly situated to take in turquoise and blue water views plus those famous Maui sunsets. Sleeps 2.
We purchased B208 in May 2018. This condo is beautifully remodelled, especially the kitchen with its sumptuous Koa wood cabinets. In March 2018 we spent days criss crossing the island to various furniture and design stores searching for the perfect set up. We knew that we wanted to go with green and turquoise colours to bring in the natural palette of Papakea. Being surrounded by lush green grass and the blue of the ocean make these colours a natural choice. Bringing it all together with new artwork and knick knacks is something that we love to do. We are very excited about our new condo and we know you will love it too. You’ll love the new furniture, king sized bed and artwork. By the way, we installed brand new frameless glass shower doors in December 2018 and they look fantastic.
Papakea Resort is constantly upgrading and improving its facilities. The main lobby is undergoing a complete renovation which will be complete by September 2019. Mahalo for your understanding.
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