We were so lucky to stay in such a beautiful condo! It was spacious, spotlessly clean, provided everything we needed to cook wonderful meals, and had an incredible view! The kitchen was so nice that we stayed in to eat more than we thought. Not only did we save money but we also enjoyed the sunsets from the lanai for most of our vacation. We loved the location since it was so close to Lahaina. It was also very special to have a small private beach to walk down to and to see giant sea turtles in the water and right on the beach too! We also loved the pool with the grills right nearby so that we can make dinner while taking a dip. We would come back in a heartbeat!
The location and setting was great more a number of reasons. The views were unobstructed of the ocean except for being framed by some palm trees and every night a different sunset, it was like a private show! The Farmers Market was an easy walk in the morning located next to the grocery store and coffee shop. Across from that was a small park and beach.
Our family of 5 adults and 1 baby stay comfortably in the 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The condo was so beautifully and thoughtfully arranged in every room. I have never rented a vacation condo so completely outfitted for whatever one might need. We appreciated the beach chairs, snorkel equipment and beach towels provided for our use. So thoughtful and used almost each day! A good nights sleep occurred with the tropical winds outside lulling us to sleep and cooling down the condo. Multiple fans are provided to keep the rooms temperate. There is no A/C.
One thing as others have noted is that there are stairs to enter the front door and up to the bedroom loft. This could be challenging for some people. 2 bedrooms are on the first floor as is the kitchen and dining and living room.
The pool was refreshing and enjoyable with plenty of reclining chairs for tanning.
It was close to Lahaina for shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Whether we were having family time at the condo or out seeing Maui it was a memorable vacation for us all. Mahalo!
My family and I stayed in this beautiful condo for 9 days, 8 nights. There were five adults and one baby. It was pure bliss. Marilyn was incredibly helpful leading up to the trip by sharing local tips and suggestions on where to go. The house is thoughtfully put together. The kitchen has plenty of dishes and cooking utensils, as well as some spices. Each room has an incredibly comfortable bed and additional linens. The best place to be at sunset is the lanai. We saw some BEAUTIFUL sunsets and the proximity to the ocean can't be beat. We also made use of the small beach that is within walking distance to the condo. There is plenty of fish to see when snorkeling and we were able to see multiple turtles (honu). At the end of our stay, no one wanted to leave!
One thing I would note, it can be a bit warm since the home doesn't have AC. There was only one night the house was too hot because we cooked in-doors and the winds died down outside. I'd recommend fully using the grill available onsite or perhaps eating out at dinner.
We'll definitely be back!
A very Comfortable 3 bedroom condo near Lahaina with a lovely wrap around Lanai with an amazing view of the ocean. A peaceful, quiet location. The condo is very close to a farmers market! We loved to watch the turtles swimming in the ocean and resting on the beach nearby. We can't wait to return and stay longer.
This was my first visit to the Hawaiian islands and I did all my research online. Sunset Shores Maui sounded like a perfect place for my family and me and it absolutely did not disappoint. I love the ocean and the condo is located about as close as you can get without being in it. The varying shades of blue waters, the sunsets, the breezes were everything I imagined.
It is a smaller, quieter community, just right for me, my daughter, son-in-law, and two young grandsons. The adults had the two main floor bedrooms and the boys had the loft. We all had our own bathroom.
The condo is equipped with everything you need from kitchen and grilling equipment to beach chairs, beach bags, linens, etc. The owner has everything marked. The kitchen is updated beautifully with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. It looks just like all the pictures online.
In the evening residents would gather outside to cook on the three big grills and then wait for amazing sunsets. After dark, it was very quiet. We didn't encounter any noise.
Nearby beaches were not crowded and we found several to try out (we liked Napili Bay). The condo is located close to shopping, restaurants, grocery shores. We walked to the nearby Farmer's Market twice. However, my favorite activity was sitting on the lanai looking at and listening to the ocean.
Initially, I was concerned about no air conditioning as I'm sensitive to humidity but no worries. The breezes and ceiling fans were more than enough to keep it cool for sleeping. And I wouldn't have wanted to miss those by running an air conditioner.
All my dealings with the owner were professional and friendly. She responded quickly to my questions and everything went according to what she stated. She very graciously accommodated us on a special request on the last day.
If I'm able to get back to Maui sometime in the future, Sunset Shores Maui would absolutely be my choice again.