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“Will not stay anywhere else on Maui!”
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Kahana Sunset
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Will not stay anywhere else on Maui!”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

As I said in my previous reviews, this is like coming home for us! After reading some of the reviews, I felt compelled to respond to some of the complaints.

You are in Paradise on Maui fer Pete's sake! If you cant handle not having WiFi maybe you shouldn't go on vacation. There is a reason for The unhurried way of life, and "Island Time!"

Most of the units do not have air conditioning. There is this wonderful thing called Trade Winds! Open your windows and enjoys the breezes and the smells and sounds of the island! Have a nice cold Mai Tai and relax!

Some, if not most of us prefer a non-heated pool! There is nothing worse than jumping into a warm "bathtub" to cool off after being in the sun. It also cuts down on the cost.

Don't blame the rest of the property for your issues with Sullivan.

Do your research! Again, there is a reason that most of the units don't have full ovens. They really are unnecessary, and only add to the heat.

You may see a cockroach or two. Maybe even a mouse! EEK! They are harmless folks! After all, you are in the tropics!

Finally, if it's that bad, please stay away. We would much rather spend our time meeting and visiting with happy, relaxed people. Not those who find fault in everything!

Can't wait to return February 26, 2014!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Banning, CA
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Our family of 8 adults and two 5-year old stayed for 8 days in celebration of parents 50th Wedding Anniversary ... We had two 2-br units in the B Bldg .... Great views from the lanai and wonderful sounds of the ocean in the evening ....We rented two units that had been completely renovated .. do not rent one that has not been redone. These were beautiful with nice furniture, beautiful tile floors, granite kitchen .... Beware, though, no oven in one at all and such a small oven in the other the only thing that will fit in is a flat pizza. We had though we would roast a turkey and celebrate Thanksgiving a little early while we were all there ..... Ended up getting broasted chickens down the road .... Nice, but definitely not Thanksgiving Turkey!! Very nice calm beach for the girls, but family complained because the pool was too cold .... In November, when the clouds and showers come, they need to go back to heating the pool .... apparently their "solar" or whatever doesn't work well enough. This is a great place for family and the prices are reasonable .... Our main reason for picking this place was that the second bedroom in each unit had a Queen and a Single so in each unit the little girls had their own bed and didn't need to sleep in a pull-out ....They also have a nice herb garden for everyone to use. Perfect for a family .... when Hubby and I go by ourselves, I would probably stay in a place a little more romantic (and less family oriented.)

Room Tip: B Building is close enough for view and sounds without paying the hefty price for the two ocean fron...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

If you stay here and can't relax then there is something seriously wrong with you. We stayed in E5 and while we were one row back from the beach we woke every morning to sea views and relaxing on the deck having breakfast was outstanding. We had fans and did not need AC although I thing the bedrooms had it. Everything worked ok and all good. The complex has a pool that is really nice to relax in after you have snorkelled with the Turtles every morning and evening, they come right into feed and this would make the trip for those that are first time snorkeler's. The ground staff were friendly and great to us, even though hiccups are the responsibility of Sullivan's they help out with minor matters and information. Can't speak more highly of them. This place is great for families with young kids or a group of friends. The apartment had information regarding the surrounding area and where to shop, walk and eat. I have recommended this place to friends and would I go again, you bet. Aloha

Room Tip: All apartments have a view as far as I could tell
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Shell Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We arrived in paradise to a beautifully appointed condo at Kahana Sunset (E9). Jenn made us feel so welcome and was very responsive to our questions. The condo was situated facing the ocean with only one other building between us and the sand. The amenities at the property were fabulous and very well maintained. The tradewinds are fabulous and needed because there is no A/C. We bbq almost every night and the facilities were perfect! Thank you Jenn for sharing your lovely home at a very fair price!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

First time visitors to Maui. Traveled as a family. Our unit was F4. Was advertised as AC and Wifi. Ok the wifi that was there was so poor/weak that no device could connect. However, the wifi at the library on the property was wonderful. Great place to relax. The AC in the unit did not work. We bought a fan for our stay. The dishwasher didn't work properly as it would not complete a wash cycle. The dryer doesn't dry properly either. Have to stop and clean out the lint trap every 15min or so in the hopes that that would help. We had a little mouse visitor during our stay as well. The unit isn't well kept and it shows. When we called to get help we were connected to a voicemail that simply stated "leave a message". Sullivan Properties were pretty great at customer service BEFORE we paid. You live you learn I guess. Unfortunately we won't be back to this property and won't recommend this as a good place to stay. Good luck and be careful renting.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

I've stayed at the Kahana Sunset many times and love it. WE usually take the lower end unit on the NW corner. It has a small pool with bbq area and its own private beach. It's a great place to come back to after exploring.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

We just returned from a 3+ week stay at Kahana Sunset. We rented a 1-bedroom condo from the Kahana Sunset Rental Program [advantage; on-site mgmt, daily housekeeping service]. Kahana Sunset has: beautiful grounds, maintained by an on-site landscaping staff, medium size heated pool, excellent barbeque facilities, "private" very sandy beach [good snorkeling, etc!]. Condos are all privately-owned. Kahana Sunset is about a 15-min easy-drive west of Lahaina, and close to shopping/restaurants/tourist spots. Resort is well-managed. An excellent get-away in "Paradise". This was our third visit to Kahana Sunset. No question that we will return.

Room Tip: ocean-front and ocean-view are best
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kahana Sunset
Address: 4909 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9217
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #25 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kahana Sunset 3.5*
Number of rooms: 62
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