The Best Vacation Apartments and Rentals to Book in Lahaina, Maui

Breakfast comes with a view at Sands Of Kahana
Breakfast comes with a view at Sands Of Kahana | © Sands Of Kahana / Expedia
Katherine Gallagher

Maui offers a dazzling mixture of volcanic mountains, lush valleys and world-famous beaches. Unsurprisingly, this dream destination has no shortage of accommodation options, but it certainly pays to pick apartments and rentals for a more immersive vacation. Book a stay within walking distance to renowned farm-to-table restaurants, or opt for a tropical hideaway tucked into the rainforest off Hana Highway; whatever your bag, check out these vacation rentals in Maui, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Kapalua Golf 14T - 1 Br Villa – for golf-lovers

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Kapalua Bay Golf Villa pool area with loungers
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True to its name, the Kapalua Bay Golf Villa sits adjacent to the famous Bay Course at Kapalua Golf – a truly unique property overlooking north Kapalua Bay’s turquoise waters. Not into golf? Hike a portion of the peaceful Kapalua Coastal Trail to explore the oceanside landscape across Namalu Bay, Oneloa Bay and Honokahua Bay. Or, hang back to enjoy views from the long lanai that stretches across the entire villa. You can also kick back by the pretty pool and cook up a storm in the outdoor kitchen.

2. Noelani #116 – for being by the sea

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Noelani 116 room with sea view
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A ground-floor studio with a gate opening directly to the seaside, #116 at Noelani is located just outside the busier spots in north Lahaina. Complete with a dedicated parking spot (a true rarity on Maui’s west side) and both a full kitchen and barbecue area to cook your own meals, this spot is a peaceful home away from home off of Lower Honoapiilani Road.

3. Aloha Spirit Maui 2 Bedroom Home – for the water features

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Aloha Spirit Maui 2 Bedroom Home terrace with sea views
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This Aloha Spirit Maui 2 Bedroom Home is folded gently into the foot of the West Maui Mountains in Launiupoko, providing both comfort and privacy with a Balinese-style aesthetic. Phenomenal views of Lanai island from the pool loungers aside, this tropical oasis also boasts a secluded outdoor bathtub, fountain-filled koi ponds, and a private fruit tree grove on the property, all just a short driving distance to the amenities in Lahaina.

4. Napili Ocean Front House 43 5 Bedroom Home – for a tropical paradise

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Napili Ocean Front House interior with terrace and sea views, wooden construction
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Wake up to the sound of songbirds off your bedroom’s private lanai in this Napili Ocean Front House. Wooden beams are accented with tropical greenery throughout and centered around a bamboo spiral staircase connecting the separate levels. A full kitchen opens up to a hefty games room and spa while the entire five-bedroom house offers indoor-outdoor spaces so you’re never without an ocean breeze. To top it off, the private lawn and lounge chairs overlook rocky coastline tidepools and the outer islands in the distance.

5. Aina Nalu G105 by Coldwell Banker Island Vacations – for a city break

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Aina Nalu G105 by Coldwell Banker Island Vacations interior with lounge and art on walls
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G105 at Aina Nalu is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo in the heart of downtown Lahaina, just a short walking distance from historic Front Street. The accommodations inside the rental are perfectly cozy, with nice toiletries and vibrant sofas, but you’ll likely want to spend more time exploring the property’s spacious grounds. There are two stunning saltwater pools to choose from, an outdoor pavilion for lounging and a barbecue area for cooking or dining al fresco.

6. Kapalua Bay Villa 15g123 Gold+ Ocean View! – for ultimate comfort

Villa

Kapalua Bay Villa lounge area with balcony and sea views
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Although you’re in a private space, the property at Kapalua Bay Villa allows for all the comforts of a small resort, with concierge and shuttle services at your disposal (they’ll even stock your kitchens with food and drinks by request). Not one, but three private lanais look out onto the ocean from the villa, which also features king-sized mattresses in all of its three bedrooms. Both Kapalua Beach and Oneloa Beach are just a 12-minute walk away, and the Kapalua Golf Resort Bay Course is even closer. Tennis courts and an ocean-overlooking swimming pool will keep you entertained on the days you don’t want to leave home, however.

7. Aina Nalu D202 2 Bedroom Condo – for a convenient location

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Aina Nalu Condo interior with ceiling fan, art on walls and pattern floor
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With two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a poolside guest pavilion, Aina Nalu D202 is a perfect getaway spot for a group or couples vacation. Classic bamboo and wicker furniture complement the interior of the rental, while dense groves of palm trees outside the lanai make it easy to forget you’re in tourist-heavy Lahaina. Speaking of Lahaina, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from some of the downtown area’s best restaurants, art galleries and shops, but to go farther afield on two wheels, store your bike in the cute reed-covered bike hut.

8. Sands Of Kahana 282 2 Bedroom Condo – for endless views

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Sea view from lounge at Sands Of Kahana Condo
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Sands Of Kahana’s two-bedroom condo provides guests with a secluded, sandy beach right outside of the complex, as well as a fountain pool, putting green and a volleyball court. And, of course, there’s an onsite restaurant and bar. Each condo contains a corner sofa with incredible panoramas over the ocean, second only to the roomy, oversized lanai. With extensive views across the Molokai Channel at your disposal, you’ll be in one of the state’s best places to spot migrating humpback whales during the winter months.

9. Puunoa Beach Estates, a Destination by Hyatt Residence – for a sumptuous soak

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Puunoa Beach Estates terrace with sea views
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At Puunoa Beach Estates, savor a prime sunset view from the private lanai or take advantage of the property’s outdoor pool, spa or fitness center. Nothing says “vacation” quite like starting your day with an early morning walk along the lengthy beach – which has a protective reef to keep the water nice and calm – and ending your day with a soak in the condo’s deep marble tub.

10. Hale Kai #204 - 1 Br Condo

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Hale Kai Condo terrace with patio doors
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Located on the quieter side of Kaanapali off of Lower Honoapiilani, this one-bedroom condo on the second floor of a Polynesian-style complex (complete with canoe-themed décor and high wooden ceilings) looks out over Honokowai Beach Park. Sunbathe on the oceanfront patio or wade into the reef-protected shoreline below by day, and listen to the gentle sound of lightly-crashing waves by night. For locally sourced produce and other grocery supplies to fill up your fully-equipped kitchen, simply walk down to the Farmer’s Market Maui, less than a block away.

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