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Bright Modern Home w/Walls of Sliding Doors, Gorgeous Ocean and Mountain views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


About the property

3 Bdrms, 3 Baths, Ocean & Mt Views, WiFi, Modern Kitchen, every room own lanai

Open a wall of glass doors breathing in balmy tropical breezes and experience Kula; scenic, serene, satisfying.

Inspired island living in an exquisite architecturally designed home, both casual/comfortable, and luxurious. This home has it all - ideal location and temperatures, privacy, stunning views, a lanai off every room, indoor/outdoor living, and easy access to everything Maui.

Awaken to the sound of birds and the sunrise over Haleakala. Sip locally grown coffee and enjoy tree ripened papaya on the back lanai, or 5 minutes away savor a fresh baked authentic French croissant and an espresso at La Provence, a charming outdoor café.

This eco-friendly home is surrounded by an organic orchard of mangoes, avos, figs, citrus, papayas and tropical fruits. Solar carport sports a charger for an electric car.

Explore the island: Haleakala, Hana, snorkeling, windsurfing, hiking, shopping, sunbathing, zipline, botanical & lavender gardens, horseback riding, wine tasting, tennis, golf, or jumping into a pool of fresh water next to a waterfall.

After a full day of activities and adventures, return home, kick off your shoes and relax on the lanai with a glass of wine overlooking the spectacular sunset views over the ocean and West Maui Mountains. Dine on fresh fish grilled on the barbecue, and after dark be dazzled by the brilliant Milky Way and night lights of Maui. There are so many things to do and see. We provide an information book for leisurely planning of your next adventure.

Aloha has many meanings – hello, goodbye, love, the sharing of breath and life.

Aloha and welcome to Island Sunset Villa. We want to share our island home with you. Bright modern home w/walls of sliding doors and gorgeous ocean and mountain view.

Permit # STMP 2015/0002

Island Sunset Villa House Policies

We are a legally permitted short term rental located on agricultural land in Kula and subject to the rules a regulations established by Maui County. Island Sunset Villa is located in a residential neighborhood. Please respect our neighbor’s privacy. Quiet hours are between 9:00 pm and 8:00 am. Amplified sound is not permitted at any time.

1. Smoking is NOT allowed in the house or within 20 feet downwind outside only.

2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.

3. The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order

5. Only use appliances for their intended uses

6. Pets are not allowed.

7. Parking: Guests may park on the circle drive or under the carport. There are multiple parking spaces on the concrete drive. You must park on the property.

8. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. Bath towels should remain in the house. Beach towels are provided for the beach.

9. Water and Septic: The house has a cesspool. It is not connected to county sewer. The system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH ANYTHING OTHER THAN TOILET PAPER. No feminine products, tissues, or wipes of any kind should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that improper materials or products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damages.

10. Storms: No refunds will be given for storms.

More Details

Char Casserley
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

Why Char Casserley chose Kula

I visited Maui as a child, 11 years old, and decided then that Hawaii was my home. It took me almost 20 years to be able to move here. I fell in love with Kula and chose a property where I could own a horse and start a family farm. This lot on Holopuni was the perfect location for me. I love the weather with year around temperatures in the 70's. This micro climate is sunny most days of the year with cool afternoon breezes and enough rainfall to keep it green. There is very little wind yet has expansive views of both Haleakala, West Maui Mountains, Kahoolawe and Molokini islands as well as the valley with North and South shores views. I love the open vistas and thoroughly enjoy living in a quiet agricultural neighborhood with lovely long term neighbors. .

What makes this villa unique

It was my dream to build my own home. I worked with an architectural designer to create a living space that feels like you are living outside when you are indoors. It is important to me to have lots of windows, natural light and take advantage of the views. I like being able to go outside from any room to enjoy the outdoors which creates a closer connection with the land (aina). I wanted our home to be elegant and inviting, a family home where we raised our kids and invited our friends.

Our Island Sunset Villa is now yours to enjoy. We hope to make it warm, inviting, and comfortable where you have wonderful happy memories, just as we have.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Kula, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , picture window, private overlooking west Maui
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 rooms divided by a pocket door. Additional outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Bathhouse with slate shower walls and floor and bamboo trim
  • Masterbath has tile and marble floors and countertops. Step down shower area with views of the West Maui Mountains and orchard.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ocean view, large with seating, desk and bath, TV & WI-F
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Haleakala view Outdoor entrance , TV Internet & WI-FI
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Haleakala View, outdoor seating private, morning sun, WI-FI
  • Wake up in the masterbedroom to island life. Sun peeks first onto West Maui mountains. King bed with flat screen TV, sitting room, desk area and dressing area with full mirrors. Front patio with teak steamer chair. Upscale linens and pillows in all bedrooms. New mattresses for dreamy nights in all bedrooms. Exquisite views from every bedroom. Each bedroom has indoor seating and a lanai with outdoor seating. Entertain yourself with a book, internet or TV
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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  • 5 of 5

I can completely agree with the previous reviews. This villa is absolutely georgeous and we couldn't have asked for more.

Char is such a lovely woman and made us feel welcome right away. She was so attentive and it felt like we've known each other forever.

Staying Upcountry was the perfect choice for us, since it was so quite and peaceful and the views were just spectacular. Although it is a 20-30 minute drive to Kahului or the beach, we will always come back here and choose this villa over a property down there.

This villa (and of course Char) made our trip to Maui really special and we are very grateful for that. Hope to see you again some time.

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trinity, Alabama USA


  • 5 of 5

There's little I can say that hasn't been said before, much more eloquently than I ever could. Quiet, peaceful, serene. Unbelievable views. Amazing, beautiful, comfortable house design. Char was a most gracious host, making sure we were in need of nothing. Everything we could possibly need was already there, we just replenished some of what we used later during the week. I swear, I believe that kitchen could support 20 people! Most amazing shower I could ever imagine in the master bath!

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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bradley, il USA

Up Country Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying Up Country and we LOVED it.....Char's home was absolutely beautiful and we never wanted to leave!!! It truly was Up Country Paradise!! So peaceful and relaxing!!!!

Prior to our trip I had texted or emailed Char with general questions and she always responded within a few hours. (there was a 5 hour time difference between she/I).

In our 10 + trips to Hawaii and renting private homes this was the first time someone met us at the home and gave us a quick tour.....Char was very welcoming and upon our arrival seemed like an old friend.....she had a bottle of wine, pineapple and coffee for us and beautiful cut flowers from the property inside the house.

The home is as beautiful as the pictures and the views even more spectacular.....We loved sitting out on the covered lanai every morning over looking the West Maui Mountains and the ocean while we planned our day and enjoyed our coffee....behind us we had beautiful views of the sun rising over Haleakala. Char gave us some recommendations on near by places to eat and they were fabulous.....Kula Bistro, La Provence & Grandma's Coffee House which were all located within 5 minutes of the house.

Char had all the light switches labeled which when staying in a home you're not familiar with is a tremendous help...the bedding and linens were all high quality and the kitchen was well stocked.....we even grilled out one night after a long day of exploring and just enjoyed our beautiful surroundings!!!

We would most definitely stay here again if we are blessed with an opportunity to return to Up country Paradise.....Upon our departure Char was on property (it's also a working farm although you never hear anyone or any thing but birds singing) and she stopped and walked down the hill to wish us safe travels and asked about our stay!!

Mahalo Char for allowing us the chance to enjoy your beautiful home!!! Aloha!!!!

Bonnie F

  • Submitted: 2-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upcountry Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The home, grounds and views are absolutely beautiful. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Albany, IN

Mele Kalikimaka

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing week in Maui celebrating the Holidays & my brother's 60th birthday. The Island Sunset Villa was the perfect place to call "home"! Char, our hostess, had a small tree & a box of Christmas decorations ready for us to start the celebrations. She also brought us Autograph leaves that we wrote on & put on the tree. (They safely made it home to be incorporated into our yearly favorites!)

We each had our favorite spot in the villa: the bath house for showering off after a day at the beach; both lanais for sunset watching, evening cocktails & star gazing; the Arizona room for morning coffee & evening games or the fruit trees in the back (after a hard rain one night, there were limes all over the ground, enough to make seafood ceviche). However, the kitchen was my favorite! Can I take it back to Indiana with me??? Actually, I was wondering if I could just stay at the villa forever--do you think future guests would mind?

Thanks for a fabulous week in your 5-star villa! Best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Hi, the property was in a great location and had all of the amenities to make our stay very pleasant.

Lots of sitting areas and the grounds were great to look at.

Accommodations were great.

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kahului (OGG)
Car: necessary

We meet at the house and familiarize you with details upon your arrival.. There is an information book on activities, beaches, restaurants, groceries, golf, tennis, shopping, map, equipment rental for water sports, bikes etc.. This home is 1800 foot elevation so the climate is an ideal 70-80 degree year round temperature.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Kula, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 11 2018 - Dec 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Chrismas 2018
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 2 2019
12 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$398.07
Damage Insurance C$78.29

If reservations are cancelled prior to 60 days before reservation date, we will refund the rental charges minus 25% cancellation fee unless dates can be rented. For less than 60 days, refund is based on re-booking. Travel insurance is recommended.
Stays over 7 days, additional maid service optional at guest expense.

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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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