We just returned from a 10 day vacation on Maui at the Banyan. The condo was accurately described by the photos. We had two adults, a 16 year old daughter and and 18 year old son. Having a second bathroom, 2 queen beds and a t.v. in the guest bedroom was great for them. A few things that kept us from giving this condo an excellent rating are the lack of privacy in the master (the doors that separate it from the living/dining area are frosted glass, and definitely do not dampen the sound from the living areas. There is no A/C in the master, and when it is too hot to have the sliding door open (which it was the whole time we were there) it is uncomfortably hot. The main area and the second bedroom do have A/C. The seating to chat or watch t.v. in the main living area is not comfortable for 4 adults. The coach is small, and there is only one arm chair. None are particularly comfy. A family of 4 or more would need a few more sets of silverware, cereal bowls (the dishes are mismatched), serving dishes and griddle. Though a view was referred to in the description, we found that the foliage has grown to block any sort of views. The windows face the side of the property facing one of two swimming pools. The grounds are well kept. The pool is right behind the building for convenient access. Though pools are small, they are clean, have clean bathrooms and clean, nice grills. This unit is on the second floor at the back/top of the property which was comforting with the threat of Flossie which came over us during our stay. The beach is a short hike to the front of the property and across the street. The beaches that run in front of the property are some of the nicest we saw on the island - beautiful, fine sand. The owners responded quickly each time we made contact. Breakfast at Kehei Caffe is delicious, and the ambiance is very "Kehei". The washer and dryer were large capacity and worked well. The water from the tap smells very chlorinated, so you may want to drink bottled water. If you plan to be out after 8:00 PM be sure to take the outer door card key they supply to open the door to the outside of the building. We didn't realize we needed a card to get in and were locked out our first night after taking a dip in the pool! The security guard let us in so it was only a small inconvenience. Overall this is a nice condo, if you want a nice quiet location it's perfect, if you want a view you will be disappointed.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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