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Any Closer U'd Be Wet Ground Flr. Direct Oceanfront, Steps 2 the Beach, 150 & up

Bedrooms 1
Space 613 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 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 condo 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. Ten steps back to get it. Don't want to move 25 feet to the ocean edge? Just watch a sunset, sunrise, or simply 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”. All this while still being 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.

The PICTURES, VIDEO, and 250+ RENTER COMMENTS tell it all. I suggest you go to our Owner's website and click on the guest comments. The owners website button is right above the photos at the towards the end of this ad.

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.

IMPROVEMENTS: Bathroom remodel in completed 08/14 changing from tub to walk in shower etc. New TV in the bedroom. Changed phone service that allows calls out to anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. We added a 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 small and it is not oceanfront. See our photo. The pool would not be the reason for renting our condo.

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

To view other nice videos click on the 'OWNERS WEBSITE' link above the photos towards the end of this ad. Some of our website videos are “Breakfast on our Lanai”, “View from our Beach Stairs”, a view from our semi-private “Rainbow Beach”, and 'Sunset Stages'.

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

SHORT STAY SPECIALS: Only available when 7 days of renting are not available. Total is for 2 people and does not include HI tax. You need to call me to reserve.

08/28/17, 5 night special. $160/nt plus tax. Bedroom A/C at no added cost.

02/24/17, 3 night special. $180/nt. $100.00 cleaning fee waived

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

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose Maui

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 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 ...
  • Private 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
  • 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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Any Closer U'd Be Wet Ground Flr. Direct Oceanfront, Steps 2 the Beach, 150 & up
average rating of 4.923077 based on 298 reviews

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We loved seeing the whales & turtless everyday. This is a perfect location to enjoy a nearly private beach. It is nearby restaurants & stores also. We enjoyed sightseeing-Haleakala, the road to Hana, many beaches, etc. & could return to the lanai for the ocean view & sunsets & beautiful starry nights. Very nice!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a nice time. Looks like you saw all corners of the island. The beach is nice and has easy access 90% of the time. Ray and Connie
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very special

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect piece of paradise! The condo was a great size for two people and had everything you could ask for; altho there was so much to do we didn't spend a lot of time inside. We did get some killer sunsets, enjoyed watching the whales from the lanai every morning over breakfast and the turtles visited several times which made the time we were there memorable. The location is great; close enough to the hub bub of Lahaina and Ka'anapali to enjoy them, but so nice to come back to some place quieter for the evenings. Like Ray says, read the info other guests have written regarding things to do, see, places to eat, etc. The books in the condo are full of good info.

Thanks Ray and Connie for sharing your place with those of less fortunate!

Pam from Boulder, CO

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a nice stay and saw some great sunsets. There is a lot to do in Maui. Ray and Connie
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Amazing 2 weeks!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our two week stay at a Sunset Central. We have been to Maui 4 times and this was our best place by far!

It was everything Ray said it would be. he sent lots of information before our arrival and we loved how easy it was to check in😊

The condo has EVERYTHING you could want, boogie boards, binoculars, beach chairs, snorkel equipment, etc., LOTS of towels, so don't waste space in your suitcase by packing your own.

kitchen area has lots of condiments etc in frig and cupboards as well as plenty of cooking dishes and pans.

We were concerned about no A/C, but Ray assured us with the trade winds and windows in condo it would be fine... he was RIGHT😊

We watched the whales daily from out lanai, sea turtles daily right on the beach, our last day 4 of them came to say good bye,as well as a tiny gecko on our lanai.

We had friends staying at two other condos very close to us( different resort complexs) and they had ant issues and even roaches, we had NONE!😊

Our review doesn't do Sunset Central justice it really is a wonder place. I hope we are lucky enough to be able to book with Ray again 😊

Cheryl Weger-Saskatchewan,Canada

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. We are glad you had a great time. Being ground floor so close to the ocean is hard to describe.
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Perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Ray and Connie's place! The beach is steps away and we even saw whales from the lanai! The unit had absolutely everything you could need. We will be back for sure !

Michelle and Duane

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great stay. Thank you for your compliments. We look forward to your next stay. The beach access is great but once in awhile the ocean makes it difficult to access. Typically in the fall is when it might happen. Aloha!
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Lovely, relaxing and great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this condo. It was fully supplied with anything one could want, including a fabulous guide book. The owner's supplied a terrific list and recommendations of places to see and good restaurants. There is a market to the west that has a very good deli and delicious poke that we recommend. (If you like poke) The southernmost beaches are worth visiting if you want to find calmer waters and fewer people. We found the highly touted drive to Hana tiresome and so crowded that there was rarely room to pull off the road and see one of the sights. Still, you should probably do it because it is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We have heard the waves have been high on the West side. The Road to Hana is not easy which is why they have T Shirts that read "I survived the Road to Hana". Most people like it. If you are only visiting for a week or so my opinion is that there are plenty of other fun things to do that are not as tiresome. Aloha, Ray and Connie
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Great value and location

  • 4 of 5

This unit was well-located between Kaanapali and Napili -- convenient to all you would want to do on the island. The owner communicates very well, and all was as described -- no problems. The unit was a good value! We were here for 2 weeks in November -- the ocean outside our lanai was a bit angry every day, making it difficult to swim and impossible to snorkel. Beautiful view, though!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. I have heard the waves were higher than they have been for a long time. Good for surfers. Not for snorklers.
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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
Tax Rate 13.42%

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.