When you hear the cockatoo squawk hello, you’ll know you’ve found this lovely retreat located in a quiet residential neighborhood halfway between Lahaina and Kaanapali. You can book a studio, suite, one-bedroom apartment, cottage, or the entire 5,000-square-foot house. The Kuuipo suite is the snazziest, with crisp black-and-white decor and a prime view of the Pacific. The honeymoon cottage is the most private, with a giant walk-in shower and Jacuzzi. Guests have access to the full kitchen and living room, the 8-foot-deep pool, and custom barbecue stations. Host Jim Wicker will go to extra lengths to make your vacation fabulous; he’s been known to hunt down gluten-free pastries at a guest’s request. Note: This is an adults-only property, unless booked as a whole.
Wai Ola Vacation Paradise
1565 Kuuipo St., Lahaina
Our Rating Neighborhood Lahaina Phone 800/492-4652 or 808/661-7901 Prices $169 double; $179 suite; $209 1-bedroom; $995–$1,400 entire house Amenities Outdoor pool; watersports equipment; Wi-Fi (free) Units 4 units Web site Wai Ola Vacation Paradise