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34 Puailima Pl, Lahaina
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This is a huge, 30-acre gated condominium community just outside Lahaina town, but a million miles away in terms of tempo: relaxed, soothing and lovely. Think of it as a tiny village complete with children’s playground on the outskirts of a busy town. They have very extensive rules that are enforced, such as “no parties,” and come with large fines.

Units are mostly nicely furnished and clean, but some could use updating. The oceanfront units are highly coveted and worth the upgrade since they’re less than 50 feet from the water, which is part of what makes this property a Real Gem. The beach is a walking beach, not good for swimming because it’s reefy and cloudy. One of the pools literally touches the ocean. Unlike most condos, each owner owns the land as well, and variation between layouts is great. Units are large.

1/2s (640–890 sq. ft.) are $195–$425, 2/2s (1,218–1,400 sq. ft.) are $225–$725, 3/2s or 3/3s (1,471–2,500 sq. ft.) are $365–$725, 4/3s (2,100–2,600 sq. ft.) are $775–$975. 7- or 14-night minimum.