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Bedrooms 1
Space 613 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WELCOME TO SUNSET CENTRAL! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

At Sunset Central YOU ARE SO CLOSE YOU CAN FEEL THE OCEAN! As soon as you walk into SUNSET CENTRAL you take a deep breath and start to smile. You are seeing the incredible ocean view and hearing the waves. SUNSET CENTRAL IS as nice as you hoped for. Why?

The old Cliché, "VIEW, VIEW, VIEW". We have of one of the BEST OCEAN VIEWS in Maui. You don't think about it but "NOT" having a pool, or complex lounge chair seating, or tall lanai rails, or anything in your ocean view, makes it that much better. The view from inside the condo is great and the view from our lanai is almost 180 degrees with no obstructions. We have the perfect combination for a ROMANTIC stay. A quiet and quaint location, off the main road, stunning views, and soothing Pacific Ocean surround sound. There is NO EQUAL to being GROUND FLOOR directly on the ocean. No walking around your building(s), or down stairs and through hallways, or across streets to get to the ocean. Carry your chair 25 feet to the ocean edge and watch a 180 degree sunset. Does the drink you brought with you need a refill or you forgot your camera? No problem. A few steps back to get it. Don't want to move 25 feet to the ocean edge? Just watch a sunset, sunrise, or the ocean from your very large lanai. The lanai has a ceiling fan for added comfort. Do you want your condo to be on a beach for sunbathing, snorkeling or just plain walking on it? We have a new upgraded stair access to our little semi-private “Rainbow Beach”. Access to the beach is easy 90% of the time. All this while still being just minutes from all of the great things to do on the famous West Maui coast.

SUNSET CENTRAL faces directly West providing WONDERFUL SUNSET shows. During the year the sunsets move back and forth from the islands of Lanai and Molokai. What a sight. Words can’t describe what it is like watching sunsets from your condo right on the beautiful West Maui OCEAN EDGE and with the sounds of the ocean. It is fun even when the sunsets are not spectacular.


DECOR: Our goal was to make the family/dining room feel as large as possible even though it is larger than usual for Maui. Our tv/stereo and our dining table set are on one wall. The sofa sleeper and recliner are set up on the other wall. The result is a large open area in the middle of the room. We think we accomplished our goal. We also added mirrors on one wall. These make the room feel larger as well as providing an ocean view from almost any direction you are facing.

SERVICE: We only have one condo to manage so we give 100% of our attention to you and no amount of attention is too much. Even though we can easily accommodate 4 people in our large condo we only allow a max. of 2. This is to minimize the wear and to help make sure our condo is in good shape when you arrive. We have a large separate bedroom with a CA king size bed. A separate bedroom is nice compared to a studio that has that hotel type feeling. We do have a queen size sofa sleeper in the living room.

IMPROVEMENTS: Bathroom remodel in completed changing from tub to walk in shower etc. New Smart TV in Family Room. Netflix available. New TV in the bedroom. Changed phone service that allows calls out to anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. We upgraded the FAN on our LANAI. This adds hours per day and night that are comfortable on the lanai. We also vented our washer/dryer unit to outside. Major feature! Less heating inside your condo. When you have a washer and dryer you are not spending part of your vacation watching your clothes in a community facility.

POOL: Our pool is not oceanfront. See our photo. The pool would not be the main reason for renting our condo.

A/C: As of 9/15 we have the option A/C in the bedroom. There is an additional $10/nt cost but it is an option.

SUNSET CENTRAL is conveniently located between KAANAPALI and KAHANA, just 5 miles North of LAHAINA, and on the renown West Side of Maui.

Sunset Central is a legal HI rental unit. HI business ID = W58440575-01

Keywords: Maui, condominium, groundfloor, gound floor, oceanfront, ocean front, beach front, beachfront, West Maui, Lahaina, Honokowaii

More Details

Ray Walters
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Ray Walters

We (Ray and Connie) are from California. We love the outdoors and we especially love water and the sound of water on rivers, waterfalls, the ocean and even when it rains. When we like something we tend to keep coming back. Having a condo in West Maui is an example. Not a bad routine. We know you will love Maui too.

Ray Walters purchased this condo in 2005

Why Ray Walters chose Lahaina

Connie and I (Ray) visited Maui from California for the first time about 15 years ago. Every time we came back we spent some time looking at condos. The question was, Where to buy? South Maui (Kihei), or West Maui? The first requirement was to be right on the ocean. We preferred the famous West Maui side but there were very few available in our range due to its popularity. Finally after several trips to Maui we came upon one in West Maui that was so close to the ocean and romantic that it would not let us go. The rest is history. Now we have a nice home away from home that we get to visit a few times a year. Sharing our condo and hearing how much our guests like it is a benefit we did not know would come with our purchase. See for yourself by reading our 200 plus renters comments.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is unique due to having one of the best views in Maui, our proximity to the ocean, our beach access, the small size of complex, being off the main road, and the quaint, quiet feel you get when staying there. The view right out to the ocean is almost 180 degrees with no pool or complex lounge seating in the way is unmatched. Although we have a large condo, over 600 square feet and could easily sleep 4 people, we only allow 3 as a maximum. The result is less wear and tear on the condo and greater assurance that it will be in great shape when you arrive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When we bought our condo we had the lucky idea of providing Guest Books and requesting that visitors write in good and bad things about activities and our condo to share with others. Now we have years of comments for visitors who stayed here in West Maui. The comments are like a local travel guide. And we are very gratified for all of the nice comments about Sunset Central.

Ray and Connie (owners)
Jan 2015
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 613 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancelling less than 45 days prior to booking start date forfeits the rental payment. If condo is re-rented rental payment is refunded accordingly.
  • Min. stay is 7 nights unless there are less than 7 nights available
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Beautiful walk in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) California King Bed, very comfortable, Sofa Queen size
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fan on the lanai adding hours of comfort per day while right on the ocean.


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(48 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 307 reviews

Island haven

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, very convenient and centrally located. You could not be any closer to the water. Owners were very detailed with instructions and giving information about the place. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dave and Tracy, Wisconsin

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as described. The location, condo and property made for a perfect vacation. The sea turtles showed up every day and made for some great photo opportunities. We look forward to renting from Ray again in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! We are out here now and a turtle has come up to rest on the beach every day so far. I heard 4 or 5 came up at same time last week. That would be awesome. I guess daily visit are standard now. It did not used to be like that. We are not allowed to touch turtles but I was able to yesterday. A fisherman snagged a little turtle, maybe 60 lbs. in his line. He pulled it to shore. I picked it up and carried 10 to set down and cut off the line. It rushed back to water fast for a turtle. Glad you had a great vacation. Ray and Connie
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect! All the comforts of home you could want. The views were amazing and getting to see turtles every day was an extra bonus.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you have a perfect vacation. If you are saying seeing turtles everyday was on the beach then you are the 2nd reviewer in a row to say this. Hope this trend continues. I know we always see them swimming out front. Aloha, Ray and Connie
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Great place, turtles for days!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying here for 9 days and loved everything about it. Being able to be on the ground floor literally steps away from the sand was awesome. There was always a turtle or too on the beach so it was fun being able to watch them. The place was great, everything we needed was included and here. everything worked as described and the location was great. Fantastic views of the sunsets and even saw some whales. Would strongly recommend and stay here again

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we first bought our condo seeing turtles resting on the beach was very rare. The turtles being protected must be helping. And maybe they have found a place they trust. On our last stay they seemed to rest a=every few days. It might be that this frequency is growing. We are glad you had a great stay. Ray and Connie
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Edge of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome spot!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are glad you had a great vacation.
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The perfect vacation!🌴

  • 5 of 5

The condo is perfect for 2 people. My daughter and I had a relaxing vacation. Everything you need is in the condo. And the location is perfect! The view from the lanai was incredible. I spent each morning with a cup of coffee out on the lanai. A white dove (I named Blanche) joined me each morning. On the 3rd day 2 turtles arrived on the beach. We recommend Maui Surfer Girls for surfing lessons. Make sure to dine at Star Noodle!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review. Our cleaning person named the white dove Shirley. We like Blanche better. There are actually 3 of them but only two are brave enough to come up on the lanai. A real treat is when a pair of cardinals make a visit. The birds that come to see you definitely are entertaining. Ray and Connie
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lahaina, Kapalua
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 30
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

We are located 5 miles North of Lahaina in a quiet compex, close to everthing. We have over 200 guest comments that tell of events each of the guests enjoyed while staying at our condo. It is like a travel guide specific to our location here in West Maui


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $104.17

Cleaning fee = $104.17 and includes the GE tax of 4.17%. Deposit returned within 14 days of stay. Call or email for discounts on stays for 14 days or more. No parking fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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