Our ocean front home sits on a cliff directly in front of and above the ocean and only a single flight of stairs separates you from a secluded bay with white pristine sands. You can hear and see the ocean from the Master bedroom and living room area. You also have unobstructed views of the islands of Molokai and Lanai from these rooms.The townhouse has recently been remodeled; but because it is not fully remodeled, (the furniture is older plantation style and the kitchen is not remodeled), it is offered at $100 + taxes per night less than those that are fully remodeled and similarly located. The two full bathrooms upstairs and the half bathroom on the ground floor are all remodeled. The king bed and pillows in the Master bedroom are new as are the two twins in the second room. The downstairs area and upstairs Master bedroom were just painted and new ceiling fans and light fixtures installed. The carpet is only a couple of years old, clean and looks fresh. New large flat screen TVs are in the living room and Master bedroom. Our home is two stories high. On the lower level you have a half bathroom as you enter, then a full kitchen with an expansive view of the ocean, followed by a dinning and living room with direct unobstructed views of the ocean and the islands of Molokai and Lanai. Outside is a lanai with table and chairs , a grassy area to the right and a walk way down to the beach. High speed wireless internet service is available at no extra charge.The upstairs has two bedrooms each with it's own full bathroom. The Master-bedroom faces directly out towards the ocean. It has a new King size bed, flat screen TV, and a very large lanai with two lounge chairs and a table. You do not have to close the curtains at night for privacy; your neighbor is the ocean. Keep the glass sliding door open and allow its sound to lull you to sleep. The second bedroom has two new twin beds that can be moved together and a TV.Our home is very private, there is no need to walk in front of other units to access the beach; and, unlike units that are on the beach, your privacy will not be disrupted by guests coming and going to the beach. You do not have to venture far from the townhouse to enjoy the serenity of Maui. You can watch families of giant sea turtles from your living room lanai or take a few steps and lean over the railing at the edge of the cliff for a birds eye view. You can a read book or simply gaze out at the ocean and the islands of Molokai and Lanai from the beach or the lanai on the ground or second floor of our home; or you can simply stay indoors and catch a ball game on one of our new state of the art LED televisions. There is lots to do. You can watch sail boats out on the horizon while basking in the Maui Sun. The warm and relaxing water is great for swimming, splashing around, and excellent snorkeling. The waves and ocean depth are family-friendly, while still offering a few nice sets of waves here and there for the body surfers in the family. Try paddle boarding or paddling a canoe or kayak. Swimming and snorkeling at the beach is great, but the Kahana Sunset also offers an oversized swimming pool and adjoining children's pool as another great option to lounge and relax. You will experience some of the most beautiful sunsets imaginable as you grill your dinner out by the ocean with drink in hand. In the winter months we are blessed with humpback whales breaching off shore. Our complex is relatively small, and is bordered on both sides by private homes which means our beach is usually only visited by our owners and guests. A private security firm checks our grounds and parking lot every evening.Should you care to leave the property you will find yourself close to excellent restaurants, world class golf courses, tennis and the nearby town of Lahaina where you will also find good restaurants, great entertainment and lots of shopping opportunities.Hawaii tax#W0192191402
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"Kahana sunset is wonderful! . Unit a-3 is terrible."
Left on 04/17/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 17, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
wE love Kahana sunset, and my "terrible" rating only refers to unit a-3. We have stayed at Kahana Sunset 7 times in the last 15 years, and plan to go back. The resort is beautiful, small and intimate with a wonderful beach. A grocery store is within walking distance. My husband and I are avid road cyclists, and it is easy to get to very good roads to ride around the north end of Maui. Sunsets, whales and turtles right out front are magnificant. However, we were extremely disappointed with Unit a-3. It is a dump. Floors were peeling and dirty, carpets filthy, walls were stained, upholstery was torn, kitchen was moldy and poorly stocked, appliances, countertops and sink were dilapidated. If you make the mistake of renting this unit, you should get it for a huge discount. The good news for us is we had great weather, so other than sleeping in the beds (which were ok), we didn't need to spend any time in the unit.
Aloha Barbara ... Mahalo for your review of Kahana Sunset and unit A3. We have sent your review to the A3 owners. Please note that condo A3 is around $100 less per night than other remodeled Kahana Sunset A and F building ocean front condos. The owners of A3 do use their condo often and try to improve the condo each time they visit. They have recently replaced the carpet, redone the bathrooms and replaced the mattress'. The A3 owners were just here over Easter and today, they have started repainting their condo and are installing new ceiling fans.. Most condos at Kahana Sunset are uniformly supplied so please call us next time you visit if the unit is missing something or needs anything repaired. We value your business as an ongoing return guest and hope to see you again soon. Mahalo ... Steve Moses, GM
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"Spectacular sunsets !"
Left on 11/14/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 14, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
Kahana Sunset Unit a3 was well appointed unit except no kettle !
Rooms were very clean but extremely hot and humid so an aircon really needed.No insulation in the ceiling ?
The condo was very comfortable but not serviced during the two weeks.
The pool, gardens and grill areas were truly wonderful.
The location is excellent away from the busy Kapalua area and Napili Plaza shopping centre had everything one could need.
Beach renovation excavator noise was tiring but the work was oh so necessary to save beachfront retaining walls.
Turtles were awesome, right on our doorstep, Pride of Maui boat superb, kayaking and snorkeling great and even the Cane Train was fun!
Definitely a great stay !
Left on 03/09/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 9, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
This particular suite is in need of up dating. It is showing its age and has very basic amenities. The resort is nice with lush grounds, cute beach and great views of the ocean with whales and turtles frolicking just off the beach.
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