Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

Had everything we wanted!

5/5 Stayed Apr 2018

Aleta D.

Myself and 3 other guests loved our stay here. The place was well stocked with all the household amenities we needed. The unit felt very central (or a short drive, 10-20 mins) to amazing snorkel places, beaches, shops and restaurants. We loved that with the unit rental we had access to boogie boards, beach mats, pool noodles, umbrellas and a cooler, everything we needed for our beach days.

Jill was great at correspondence, with timely replies and informative emails.

Submitted May 4, 2018

Owner's Response:

Aloha Aleta, it was my pleasure to host you all at my condo. It makes me so happy to read your kind comments, especially that I was a 'hands on' owner. I look forward to hosting you again any time, including a discount for return trips. Mahalo, Jill

Was like home!

5/5 Stayed Jun 2018

amber m.,

I loved the whole natural way of living in hawaii. Our family has been to the islands of Hawaii every year for the last 8 years. We have visited several different condos, hotels, hostels. But this by far was so great I came, shopped, and enjoyed all the walking distance stores and was fulfilled in the variety it offered. My daughters got haircuts and our whole family got pedicures together (including my husband.) The condo had everything we needed to snorkel, play games, watch Netflix, cook good food and sleep comfortably. This is definitely the way to go if your're coming to Maui.

Submitted Jun 25, 2018

Very nice apartment, we couldn't have asked more. Area is child friendly.

5/5 Stayed May 2018

Linda K.

Very happy with our stay. The apartment was clean and it had everything we needed to enjoy Maui. Especially happy with the location, beach, pool, park, Badass cafe and Farmer's market! We we're not bothered by the street noise at all. We had the balcony doors open all the time. The area is baby/toddler friendly and Jill provided us with a stroller, crib and high chair (that made our stay very easy and pleasant). We will be back for sure!

Submitted May 19, 2018

Owner's Response:

Aloha Linda, I'm so happy to hear you all had a wonderful stay at my condo. It was my pleasure to host you! Feel free to reach out if you ever plan a return trip to Maui and I'd be happy to offer you a discount for great returning guests. :) Mahalo, Jill

Great deal for a great location!

5/5 Stayed Mar 2018

Elizabeth W.

We had such a wonderful time in Maui and part of it was because we had the perfect place to stay. It was great for three adults and two children. It is walking distance from Bad Ass Coffee as well as Java Jive, an amazing breakfast place. We loved watching the turtles tool around on the reef in the evenings and the pool was great fun for our kids, too. This unit is well kept and has a washer/dryer...which was amazing! There is some noise from the street and the park, but not enough to take away a star! It was quiet enough for me to nap on the lanai, so that's pretty good to me. Jill was a very attentive owner, always responding immediately when we had questions before the trip and even checking in by email while we were there. This location is also close to local beaches and delicious restaurants (thank you for the list, Jill!). I highly recommend this condo to anyone who wants to visit Maui but who wants to have money to spend while there!

Submitted Apr 22, 2018

Owner's Response:

Aloha Beth, I'm so glad to hear you had an amazing stay in Maui and you found my condo a good fit for your young family. Great to hear how much the kids enjoyed the pool! Thanks again and I look forward to having you back to Paki Maui. Mahalo, Jill

Great location, wonderful amenities and nice condo.

5/5 Stayed Mar 2018

Karen L.

Condo was clean, well stocked with necessities and nicely decorated. Perfect two bedroom, two bath for our group. Nice walk to the ocean with chairs set out to enjoy the view. Pool and hot tub right by the ocean. Grills poolside for cooking. The washer and dryer in the unit was also very convenient. I would recommend this vacation rental to anyone wanting a relaxing stay on Maui.

Submitted Mar 24, 2018

Owner's Response:

Aloha Karen, it's so great to read you all had a super time at my condo. I'm actually here in Maui now and just used the BBQ grill to make a great dinner. So, yes, I appreciate the amenities just as my guests do...including the washer & dryer in the unit - that's a big win for me too! Thanks so much for recommending my condo to others - I look forward to hosting you again, including a discount for returning guests. Mahalo, Jill

Paki Maui 227---the BEST family vacation

5/5 Stayed Mar 2018

Teri M.

This is our second stay at Jill's condo. For Christmas (and birthdays) this year I treated myself and my 2 adult kids and partners to a one week vacation in Maui and of course we stayed at Jill's again. The place is meticulously clean, well furnished ,and has everything you could possibly need for a beach vacation in her well stocked locker. It suited us wonderfully -- it is spacious and comfortable, without being crowded. We LOVE the proximity to the Farmers Market (you have to try the passion fruit cream cheese), the Maui Fish Market and of course Bad Ass Coffee (every morning). There's nothing better than hanging out on the chaise lounges on the Paki Maui lawn to enjoy the sunset and watch the turtles eat off the reefs. You have your choice of dipping in the ocean or the pool or taking a quick trip to check out other snorkeling beaches-- life doesn't get any better. In addition, Jill is a 'hands on' owner and we're happy to work with her personally rather than through a rental management agency. Overall our stay in early March was wonderful - we definitely plan to stay at Jill’s condo again!

Submitted Mar 19, 2018

Owner's Response:

Aloha Teri, I sure appreciate your kind words! It's wonderful that you reached out to me to plan your second trip to my condo - I'm happy to continue to give you my 'repeat guest' discount that I offer to great guests returning to my condo. I mostly am proud you appreciate my direct communication and support of my guests as a "hands on" owner. Finally, I really need to try that passion fruit cream cheese at the Farmer's Market across the street from Paki Maui! Mahalo, Jill

2BR Gem in West Maui/Kaanapali

5/5 Stayed Jan 2018

Matt H.

Highly recommend this condo. Especially for those who love fresh air, nighttime sounds of ocean waves, great location, and lots of fun. The condo was well stocked and we cooked and served several great meals combining a great kitchen with the poolside gas grills to create an abundant feast. The owner has a well stocked locker with tons of beach goodies which help provide the tools for comfortable and fun days by and in the ocean.

Highly responsive owner, can't say enough good things, we loved it. Only complaint was that our vacation, like all, had to end.

Plenty of fans to draw and distribute the cool evening air. No central air and it's really not necessary as temperatures in West Maui cycle ideally between comfortably warm days and just cool enough nights.

The condo is at the far Northeast corner of the property and one side is near the road, but overnight, we rarely heard any road noise. Can hear trucks and busses during the day, but not so significantly as to detract from the beauty or peace that surrounds you in Maui.

Submitted Feb 4, 2018

Owner's Response:

Aloha Matt & Helene,

I'm thrilled to hear you had a great stay at my condo. It really pleases me that you appreciated my responsiveness and attention - I work to stay involved and attentive to details to make sure I'm doing all I can to make my guests' stay a positive experience. Please know you are welcome back any time! Mahalo, Jill

Great place to stay in Hawaii!

5/5 Stayed Jan 2018

Francisco C.

We enjoyed a great week, in Maui! The condo we rented from Jill was fantastic! You can't beat the location. Many small stores and places to eat nearby. The condo was enjoyable and relaxing. It had everything we needed for a week of fun in the sun! Please consider this condo, if your headed to Maui, you will not regret it! We hope to be back in the near future.

Submitted Jan 17, 2018

Owner's Response:

Aloha Francisco, I'm so glad to hear you all had a super time at my condo! I do like the Honokowai area for the reasons you described; I've looked at other parts of Maui and always come back to the Ka'anapali area where Paki Maui is. I look forward to hosting you again! Mahalo, Jill

Wonderful property fantastic location to watch the surf crashing on the shore.

4/5 Stayed Oct 2017

Robert F.Port Orchard wa

Our unit 227 was on the street which was quite noisy but was very comfortable overall.

Submitted Oct 14, 2017

Owner's Response:

Aloha Robert, thanks for being my guest. Hope you had a super time at my place and in Maui in general! Mahalo, Jill

Wonderful apartment.

5/5 Stayed Aug 2017

tina c.

Thank you Jill for providing a beautiful place to stay! The corner apartment was comfortable, spacious, cool and breezy. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone that want an extremely pleasant stay. We will be back to Maui and this will be our spot.

Submitted Sep 9, 2017

Owner's Response:

Aloha Tina, It was so cool to host you as you and Tom competed in the outrigger competition. Glad to hear my place was perfect for your active weekend. I look forward to hosting you for future races. Mahalo, Jill

Location, Location, Location!

4/5 Stayed Jul 2017

Mike Q.San Diego, Ca.

First let me start by saying Jill is the nicest person we have EVER dealt with on VRBO. From initial inquiry to payment and a thank you note she was incredible!

This condo has location, location, location. Ten to fifteen minutes to Lahaina, Five minutes to The Aston east of us with a beautiful city beach next to it, , and 10 minutes to beautiful Napili Beach. In addition, the lawn fronting the building was the best place for watching sunsets. We barbequed a few times while watching the sunsets with Molokai and Lania off in the distance.

The park next door was great for morning strolls and coffee. Good Mexican food across the street, though a bit pricey. I personally LOVE ABC stores and there is one within walking distance. Washer and dryer in the condo are a BIG plus. If you don't bring a guide book, there is one in the condo. Invaluable for direction and travel tips.

Would have liked air conditioning but luckily the condo faces west, so the tradewinds come in through the patio doors.

There is no avoiding the fact that the condo is at the end of the building. The good part is a short walk to your car and carrying things in. The bad part is it fronts a busy street. Initially I though it was going to be a big problem, but after one day it was like the traffic wasn't even there and truthfully never bothered us.

One dining tip in Lahaina. I personally though Lahaina was an overpriced tourist trap but my kids liked it. But if you get to the end of Front Street it is much nicer. DO NOT miss the incredible large Banyon tree. Has to be seen to be believed. Around the corner from it we dined at The Pioneer. Good food, great prices, fantastic service.

Submitted Sep 2, 2017

Owner's Response:

Aloha and thank you for your comments giving others a great idea of the many things to do around Paki Maui. And thanks for sending me pictures of your stay - looked like a beautiful time! I look forward to keeping in touch. Mahalo, Jill

Great place

5/5 Stayed Aug 2017

Cade K.Seattle

This was a great place to stay for our visit...there were five of us. Corner condo so the tradewinds blew threw all the time. In addition to ceiling fans, there were extra fans. Daily honu sightings along the reef. The place was pretty well-stocked with dishes, utensils, cleaning supplies, basic pantry items, etc...including aloe vera for those who burn easily.

Great location--quite a few ono places to eat, rentals places, shops, and Times supermarket all within walking distance. Just off the highway to easy to find/get to.

Only "downsides" I think of: For light sleepers: It's near a beach and beach parties can go all night long and you have to keep the windows and sliding doors open to enjoy the tradewinds so don't forget to bring your earplugs. Water pressure in the main shower was low. May be a good idea too keep extra brooms/dustpans for the sand. There were ants though they weren't a problem for us.

Would definitely stay here again!

Submitted Sep 2, 2017

Owner's Response:

Aloha Cade, Thanks for being my guest; I'm so happy you saw plenty of honu (turtles) at Paki Maui. Looking forward to hosting you again! Mahalo, Jill

Awesome part of the island to stay. Jill was great and the condo had plenty of amenities.

4/5 Stayed Jul 2017

Rodney O.

Place was great, right on the water. Jill was awesome. Only downside was the traffic noise as the condo was on a heavily traveled road. No AC so windows had to remain open.

Submitted Jul 31, 2017

Owner's Response:

Aloha Rodney, I'm glad you found my attentiveness as an owner helpful. I hope all of the ceiling fans and portable fans helped you keep cool, as well as the wonderful trade winds blowing through. July is pretty much the hottest time of year! Mahalo for staying with me, it was great getting to 'know' you in our exchanges. Take care, Jill