About the property
- Condo650 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-4)
FOR THE VIRTUAL TOUR: 1. HIT THE PHOTOS TAB, 2. JUST ABOVE THE PICTURES THERE IS A SECTION CALLED "LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION" 3. HIT THE HOT LINK CALLED "VIRTUAL TOUR." I am certain that you have reviewed the listings of other units here at the Maui Banyan. Therefore, I am not going to be repetitious and tout all of the wonderful amenities that the Banyan has to offer which are common to the entire complex.
Instead, I want to provide information that I feel is relevant about MY unit, and why I feel that it is probably one of the finest units in the entire complex.
G-305, my unit, is a one bedroom and TWO BATH. Those familiar with the Maui Banyan know that the 'G' building is the most desirable as it is the closest to the beach without being on top of Kihei Rd. and the subsequent street noise. Some people who have 2 bedroom, 2 bath units do rent out a one bedroom part of their condo; however, when they split their unit and rent it out as a one bedroom you LOSE the second bath! I don't know about you; however, my wife loves it when she can have the master bath all to herself. For those of you who have children, it is a luxury to be able to enjoy the convenience and privacy of your own bathroom. Now, why my one bedroom two bathroom is so unique. Within the past year I have spent over $100,000 upgrading my unit. The final enhancement was the expansion of the lanai.
Unfortunately, the original size of the lanais of ALL the other one bedroom units at the Banyans were vastly undersized! So much so, that it was virtually impossible to have meals outside, as the width of the lanai was a mere 3 feet. The lanai's total function was to provide only standing room enjoyment. With my current lanai EXPANSION, 4 can now comfortably sit around a 36' diameter table, have a candlelight dinner while watching the sun set over your ocean view. NOW THAT IS SIGNIFICANT if you want to truly experience the utmost in ambiance.
The second improvement is the elimination of a common wall that separated the living room from the bedroom area. Instead of this wall, four beautiful Japanese sliding Shoji screens now provide privacy between these two areas. HOWEVER, when desired they all slide on their own individual tracks to make any combination of closures. Therefore, you now can make one big open area that joins the bedroom to the living room, and eliminate that boxy feel that was the original configuration, but still have all the privacy in your bedroom area as before. I am the original owner, and I wanted my 'home away from home' to be as comfortable as my home in Los Angeles. Therefore, there is not one piece of furniture that was originally provided by the builder that is still in my unit!
Unfortunately, this attitude is not shared by most of the other units that are available for rent. I am not trying to downgrade other units, however, there are differences, and the following list will inform you as to the amenities that are provided by my unit that were NOT the standard issue when these units were originally sold.
1. LOCATED IN THE G BUILDING (shortest walk to beach ...30 seconds, without being on top of Kihei Rd and its subsequent noise.
2. Located on the south side of the building giving a VIEW of the pool area, as well as a lovely OCEAN VIEW.
3. ALL NEW KITCHEN...including granite counters, new sink and fixtures, all new raised panel cabinetry, all new appliances, under cabinet dimable and recessed ceiling lighting.
4. ALL NEW FURNITURE, including an entertainment center that houses a Panasonic 42' plasma TV and DVD player. The new queen sofa bed has an upgraded $400 mattress that eliminates that annoying feel of the center bar. Just ask my 24 yr old 6'4', 215 lb. son how comfortable it is, as that is the bed he uses when he visits.
5. ALL NEW DINING ROOM FURNITURE, and a tropical ceiling fan in this area if you do not wish to use the air conditioner.
6. A desk for you to use if you brought with you some work from home, and a wonderful spot to set up your laptop, and enjoy the provided FREE WiFi connection.
7. Elimination in the bedroom of the original double bed which was replaced with a Simmons top of the line KING SIZE box spring and mattress.
8. Addition of a 26 ' CEILING MOUNTED TV IN THE BEDROOM for night time enjoyment as well as to give others the chance to view a different program from that of the plasma TV in the living room.
9. GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, new sinks and fixtures, and new raised panel cabinetry in both baths.
10. Addition of a SECOND AIR CONDITIONER AND CEILING FAN for the bedroom area.
11. EXPANSION OF THE LANAI off of the bedroom that has a 36' round table, seating for 4, as well as a reclining chaise lounge chair.
12. Extensive wall art and table pieces that make my unit feel as if you are in a beautiful island home, and NOT a boring stock hotel unit.
All of the above is true, and I can back it up by sending you a wonderful 3 minute e-mail attachment of a slide show that I made that will give you a complete idea of what I have accomplished to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible. People who have stayed in other units at the Banyan, and then have stayed in mine, repeatedly comment on the difference. That is why I rent my unit at a higher rental rate than some of the others. This may not be for everyone; however, for those of you who feel that the quality of your accommodations goes a long way towards making your Hawaiian vacation an EXCELLENT one instead of just a good one, then you will appreciate the phrase 'you get what you pay for.'
Keywords: See 'VIRTUAL TOUR' link below by clicking 'Rate Details' on the top of this page, and then scrolling down to 'LINK TO MORE INFORMATION.' The virtual tour is highlighted in blue, so click there.
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About Jack Acheatel
I am a retired dentist in Los Angeles, and my wife, Michele was also a dental hygienist. We have been coming to Maui for over thirty years and bought our 'home away from home' in 1990. During the past 25 years we have continuously upgraded our unit to the point that I have now run out of possibilities for improvement. Those who have stayed in other units at the Banyans, and then stayed in our unit always make our unit their choice for their future Maui vacations.
Jack Acheatel purchased this Condo in 1990
Why Jack Acheatel chose Kihei
Fortunately, South Maui has not been adversely affected by the transformation of growth in Maui. The laid-back style that one enjoys in Kihei blends in beautifully with some of the most beautiful beaches to be found in all of Hawaii. The Maui Banyans is beautifully centrally located in Kihei...walking distance to many fine restaurants and shops as well as being a 30 sec. walk from Kamaole Beach II. Get away from the traffic and craziness of Kaanapali and relax in Kihei. Once you do you will always make it a point to return.
What makes this Condo unique
Hopefully you will wade through the description of my condo in full. It is truly unique from all of the other one bedroom units at the Banyans. First of all it is in the best building (G) that has the advantage of being the closest to the beach without having the road noise of Kihei Rd. My unit is on the South side of the building overlooking the pool, and having a great ocean view (unfortunately some of the pics from other units have enhanced their description of an 'ocean view' by using the benefits of digital photography.) The enlargement of the lanai is a huge benefit if you enjoy eating outside (my unit is only one two that have had this done), and the breaking through of the common wall between the bedroom and living rooms really opened up the place. Of course we provided privacy by installing beautiful sliding shoji screens. Other features like granite throughout, all new furniture and appliances, and a remodeled kitchen can and should be appreciated by seeing our Slide Show that can be emailed to you by request. Once seen, I believe you will agree that this unit is one of, in not the best one bedroom in all of the Maui Banyans
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The Best In Kihei
I've visited Hawaii more than 35 times over the years and have rented at least 10 units in Kihei--this is the best! Tastefully decorated and maintained, it is compact but with all the features and amenities one could want. The care that has been invested in the unit by the owners is apparent (two air conditioners, two televisions, two coffee makers, washer/dryer, extended cable service, free wifi, firm and comfortable mattress etc. etc.). Well located with decent parking, I can easily recommend this rental.
Bill, thank you for such a glowing and thoughtful review. I am certain that it will be helpful for others in deciding on their choice where to stay
Great location with all the amenities help you forget everything and relax
Jack's condo was absolutely wonderful to stay at for our vacation. The location was so clise to the beach, and walking distance to several good restaurants. It was well stocked, all we had to bring was ourselves and some food!
Hi Mandeep, My wife and I are thrilled that you enjoyed your time in Maui, and found my condo meeting all of your expectations. You will certainly be welcome any time,
Loved the Condo!! It had everything we needed!!
This Condo was beautiful and had everything you would need !! Also, it was very well maintained! The listing discrimination was very accurate in every detail.
Spoke with the owner and he was most helpful!
I would definitely recommend this Condo to my friends and family!
Cathy, thanks for the nice review, and hopefully you will be able to return next year as you have wished for.
Very nice unit!
The pictures were a great representation of unit. Very comfortable with lots of amenities. The sunset views were fantastic!
Thanks Susan for a nice review of your stay. Unfortunately, during your time here you caused the sliding glass door assembly leading from the bedroom to the lanai to break causing an extensive and costly repair. I wish that you would have immediately informed me of this.
Truly a Home Away From Home
My partner and I spent about 10 days in Jack's condo and not only did we have the time of our lives-we thoroughly enjoyed the convenience and comfort of the condo. The decor is one-of-a-kind, the amenities are amazing (especially that 2nd bathroom)! We had all of, the comforts of home which allowed us to cook breakfast several mornings and dinner a few nights too! We even enjoyed a bottle of wine or two out on the lanai once the sun went down. The location is PRIME! The condo is in the middle of a quaint surfer own (Kihei) where there folks are up early taking walks on the beach. There are lots of local beaches within walking and driving distances. We were pleased to be down the street from Starbucks, Safeway, and Coldstone Creamery (which stays open until 10pm on weekdays). Jack is very responsive via email and phone and is very well liked and respected in his condo community. We would definitely stay there again!
Thank you for such a great review, and you will always be welcome to come again. Michele and I are thrilled that your stay met your expectations as we try to make our "home away from home" equivalent to our home in L.A.
Take care, Jack and Michele
A perfect condo
5 stars. This condo cannot be beat. Spotless, great amenities, and Jack was a pleasure to deal with. Right down the stairs to the pool, and a 2 minute walk to the beach. Perfect location in Kihei near restaurants, shopping, and of course an ABC store. Maui Banyan complex itself was very nice. Parking was a little tricky some nights as it does fill up. Will definitely stay here again if we have the chance.
Thanks Brett for such a nice review. My wife and I try to make our "home away from home" as comfortable as possible for our guests. Please think of us when you return to Maui as you are always welcome.
The Maui Banyans is located in the southern most part of Kihei, just adjacent to Wailea, and about 25 minutes from the airport. The beach is a 30 second walk from my front door, and excellent shopping and restaurants are within an easy 5 minute walk. Unbelievable golf courses are a 10 minute drive away and the beautiful shops of Wailea are within a 5 minute drive. If you want a description of the area, visit the other ads in this section, but if you want to know why my unit stands out continue reading the rest of my ad.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
1. Rates are subject to change by owner at any time. 2. The Standard Rate applies to bookings made within 10 days of arrival or short fill in between two existing bookings. 3. Departure Cleaning Fee of $135.00 4. Rates are for 2 guests; $15.00/night per each additional guest (up to total of 2 additional guests) per night 5. Cancellation: 100% refund if made greater than 90 days prior to arrival date. If less, then a charge for any non- rented nights of the stay applied against deposit. 6. Credit Card Payments may be subjected to a processing fee 7. Children are welcome; however must confirm with owner before making a booking