The rich history of Lahaina, Maui unfolds over more than a thousand years. At one point, it was even the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Today, it is a West Maui paradise for visitors in search of soft, sandy beaches, swank restaurants, great food trucks, cute boutiques, and a vibrant art scene. An condo or home in Lahaina is the perfect place to stay to enjoy this magical corner of Maui.
Lahaina is the biggest town on the island and is really the best of Maui. Its location on the upper west coast of Maui makes it an exceptional beach sunset spot so it’s not surprising that there are so many swoon worthy oceanfront options for apartments and condos offered as Lahaina rentals.
From snorkeling and diving to boat tours, surfing, and whale watching, there’s plenty to do, day or night, on these Lahaina shores. World-famous Front Street is the social hub of the town.
And while Hawaii—and Maui in particular—is known for its resort offerings, a condo or villa offers more flexibility and privacy while still beating the price of most hotels here.
A quick note: If you love Airbnb, check out the properties below on VRBO! Those Airbnb service and cleaning fees can really add up. The same great property on VRBO is sometimes hundreds of dollars less! Spend your budget on sunset cocktails instead.
With that in mind, here are 13 of the very best Lahaina vacation rentals:
Best Lahaina, Maui Vacation Rentals
These properties range from apartments and townhouses to bungalows and large homes, each offering their own unique twist on popular amenities. Get ready to relax Maui-style.
1. Three Story Oceanfront Townhouse
Just a short ride from Lahaina town center, you’ll find this charming three bedroom home, virtually on the beach. It’s big enough to accommodate six, even on the lanai, where the impossibly blue waters provide the ultimate backdrop for a casual lunch.
The master bedroom is a gem here, leading out onto its own balcony overlooking that ocean. Plus, there’s a third loft bedroom on the 3rd floor that kids will adore!
There’s no shortage of popular amenities, either. If you’re not quite feeling the ocean waves, you can always cozy up by the pool, which is so close to the ocean, you might as well be in the Maui sea anyway.
Guest review: “The BEST location hands down! The cutest gated community and felt very safe. Walking distance to downtown Lahaina which was amazing. Would love to stay here again in the future!”
2. Modern Rustic Oceanfront Condo
You’ll struggle to find a more idyllic oceanfront condo in Maui than this one. Watch the boats, locals, and beach goers from your private lanai. The gorgeous Pacific Ocean and softly swaying palm trees are the soundtrack to your days here.
Take a dip in the pool to cool off in the Maui heat. Then sit on the sea wall and watch turtles swim below your feet. This three bedroom, two bath unit sleeps six with a king bed in the master bedroom and queens in both the second and loft bedrooms.
Perhaps the most appealing aspect of this space is the option to wake up to the bird’s eye ocean view and pounding surf of the West Maui ocean. (Note: This condo is a 10 minute drive north of Lahaina.)
Guest review: “Our favorite Maui condo! This is our second time staying in this exact unit. It is unbeatable and their renovation is amazing. We will be back again!” —Luke A., Oct 2020
3. Oceanfront Condo with Panoramic Views
What’s the #1 thing you’re looking for in a Hawaiian vacation? Easy access to the warm sea here, no doubt. So ideally, you’ll base somewhere where it’s easy to take a dip. This oceanfront condo, which sleeps two guests, is just the ticket with a sixth floor balcony for a view across those waters.
Simply head downstairs to enjoy the beach, the pool, and even the jacuzzi in the common areas. This studio space is perfect, providing all the essential holiday amenities including a cozy kitchenette. Still, chances are good that you’ll keep that big sliding door to the balcony open most of the time.
Guest review: “I wanted something special… the ocean, the views, the location… And Elaine’s Condo was above our expectations… so close to the beautiful beach… fantastic sunsets from our Lanai each night… watch and hear the waves rolling into shore all night.. Paradise on Earth!”
4. Lahaina Home near Front Street Shops & Restaurants
This delightful, airy, open plan Maui oceanfront space can accommodate a medium-sized group of six. It’s the perfect home near Front Street. The beamed ceiling makes it feel airy, as it’s raised in the middle. It gives the living area a large communal feel.
The comfort is palpable here. Sink into the deep sofa while gazing into the turquoise ocean through the large windows. The view is even better from the dining area. Sunset dinners are a must!
Speaking of which: The pristine white kitchen area extends along one wall, allowing for socializing while cooking.
There’s also a deck and furnished private lanai area, where you can soak up the warm island breezes while sipping on a cool beverage. After dark? Watch the stars twinkle from the lovely outdoor hot tub.
Guest review: “Kevin and Kelly are terrific. Quick to respond and very welcoming. The home is beautiful, exceptionally well-stocked and well-appointed. Everything was sparkling clean. We appreciate it and would definitely come back!“
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5. Lahaina Shores #301
Two sides of the living space in this beautiful Lahaina Shores corner unit apartment are glass. That means that the huge interior of the entire apartment is sunny and bright, and offers both a dynamic ocean view and mountain view off the Lahaina Shores coastline.
Both sides also open up onto balconies or lanai, making the apartment somehow even larger when the sliding glass is open. Inside, the furnishings in the entire apartment are delightful, tasteful, and inviting.
No concerns here about free parking for your rental car, either. The bus stop is right outside! Best of all, should you want to see some shops or grab some food, the 505 Front Street shopping complex is right next door to the Lahaina Shores complex!
Guest review: ”This place is an absolute gem!! The location is right by downtown Lahaina, so we pretty much walked around a lot. The condo was beautifully decorated and spacious enough for our family.”
6. Fun in the Sun at Puamana 136
This beautiful three bedroom oceanfront home at Puamana sleeps six with one king and two queen beds). It’s freshly renovated with top shelf kitchen appliances (Wolf and Thermador).
This tropical oasis of your dreams is the perfect blend of private residential and resort amenities. It sits on 30 acres of tropical flowers and is the ideal spot for Maui stargazing.
Take in breathtaking views of the outer islands of Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolwe from your private lanai. Then head to one of the three pools, the tennis court, or historic clubhouse. Beach chairs and towels are provided.
Guests rave about the location, upscale furnishings, and generous hosts.
Guest review: “I can’t say enough about our experience staying at this property. Puamana is a gem of a place and the property is wonderful and perfectly located, right on the water!” — Mary L., Jan 2021
7. Spectacular 270 Degree Views
Looking for sleek and modern? Head to this incredible oceanfront condominium. It’s a corner unit on the 11th floor of the upscale Mahana Resort with floor to ceiling wraparound windows. The result is magnificent 270 degree panoramic ocean views. What a way to watch a sunset!
There are two bedrooms (one king in the master and two twin beds in the second bedroom) and two baths making it perfect for a couple or small family. Upscale furnishings include mahogany with a breezy island style. The kitchen is all stainless steal.
Best of all? You’ll enjoy all the resort amenities—from the swank BBQ area and tennis court to the swimming pool and jacuzzi—with no resort fees.
Guest review: “We enjoyed a lovely week with a stunning view out each window! It was whale season and what a joy it was to watch them journey by! The building is over a coral reef area so from the balcony and ocean facing windows you can watch turtles and schools of fish as well.” —Angella F., Feb 2021
8. Oceanfront Lahaina Studio with Spectacular Views
You can’t beat floor-to-ceiling glass walls or doors, especially if you’re living in an oceanfront studio on the beach. Another benefit here is the use of the generous facilities in the complex: a pool and a gorgeous sunny lawn to take advantage of.
But the highlight is undoubtedly the sweet balcony that looks out over the ocean and the beach. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee or a sunset drink. (The little turtle motif on the floor tiles is super cute, too.)
In between coffee and wine, you could walk over to Front Street for window shopping or slip through the gate to the private beach down below.
Guest review: “Best place to stay in Lahaina! Couldn’t have asked for a better location. I will stay here anytime I come to Maui!”
9. Romantic oceanfront condo at Lahaina Shores
Watch the whales breech and the yachts sail by from your private fourth floor balcony at this romantic oceanfront condo at Lahaina Shores. You may never leave!
This beautiful love nest is the perfect spot for a couple or honeymooners. From the gauzy curtains to the light wood, this property is dressed in serene and breezy colors for easy island living. The bathroom is upscale tile and fancy granite.
Watch the palms sway over the picture perfect beach here or walk into the historic whaling town of Lahaina. Shopping, nightlife, and live music galore live here!
Guest review: “My favorite place to stay! I love Lahaina Shores, it’s so well-located for Maui! Stayed in different condos 3 times and was certainly not disappointed this time around! Lovely, modern condo and very comfortable bed.” — Tanya V., Jan 2020
10. Lahaina Maui Ocean Front Studio with Ocean View
As you’ve surely noticed by now, an oceanfront studio is a popular option in Lahaina. This one at the Lahaina Shores Beach Resort has the added benefit of a reef-protected beach out front. It’s perfect for swimming, or just sunbathing if you’re feeling lazy.
If you’d prefer catch up on your favorite novel in the landscaped tropical garden, the deck chairs and pools await. And when the day comes to an end, head back up to your 4th floor oasis and soak up those last rays from the balcony.
Guest review: “5 stars all around! Only beach front hotel located on Front Street, it doesn’t get any better than this.”
11. Lahaina Town 2BR Condo, 2 Blocks to Front Street & Beach
This sleek condo was recently renovated so the granite counters, new king and queen beds, and kitchen are all in great order, which is always a lovely plus when you’re on vacation.
The light wood theme in the kitchen and living area make for a warm and inviting atmosphere; it’s like you’re stepping into a hotel lobby every time you enter. And that giant TV in the lounge draws you into the deep sofas just opposite. Movie night, anyone?
Of course, it’s not a Maui apartment without pool time so be assure that you have access to the pools and common areas of the complex. Beyond that, it’s easy to walk everywhere you want to go, including Front Street, just two blocks away.
Guest review: “This place was awesome! The hosts continually made sure we were enjoying our stay and felt at home! Definitely will be back to this place as soon as I can.”
12. Boutique Ginger Bungalow Near Ocean
The name “Ginger Bungalow” should pique the interest of any traveler with an adventurous streak. And much like its sister bungalow (see above), this one at the Kulani Maui is unique.
The highly polished hardwood is utterly gorgeous and seems to elevate the scene into the realm of hyper luxury. The arched ceiling also adds volume to the space, with sun-drenched natural light flowing through the windows.
And this bungalow offers a larger outdoor deck area than the studio above. Eeven the lounger feels hand-carved and truly unique. As with all bungalows in the hotel, there is free parking on premises for one car.
Guest review: “If you are planning on spending any time near Lahaina look no further for a beautiful, authentic, peaceful place to call home. The design of the entire property was well thought out and the decor of the interiors was gorgeous.”
Final Thoughts on Lahaina Condos and Vacation Rentals
Pack your bags for Lahaina! Wherever you stay, Maui will captivate your spirit and lull you into tropical bliss.
But wouldn’t it be even more amazing to stay in the former capital of the kingdom? I hope this list has tempted you to book a spectacular vacation rental in Lahaina for your next getaway to West Maui.
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