|Space||1,100 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Beautifully remodeled top floor unit in low-rise building, directly across the street from the world-famous Kamaole Beach Park II. Cherry cabinetry, quartz counters, brushed nickel fixtures, all tile, no carpet. 32' LCD TV in living room. Wireless internet available at no extra charge. New washer/dryer and air conditioning units. Overlooks courtyard garden with semi-private gas barbeque. Two pools, hot tubs, and gas barbeques on properties. Tennis, swimming, snorkeling. Walk to nearby restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightlife.
I have Two Identical Units, One In 'A' Building As Well!!!
Great For Large Families or Group Vacations!!!
Beautiful View of Beach On Lanai!!!
Call Me For Unit 'A' Availbility!!!
I have been visiting Maui for over twenty years, and each time I find something new to discover about this beautiful island paradise. The waters are warm, blue and filled with beautiful tropical fish. I enjoy golfing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Walking to the nearby restaurants, including Fred's Mexican Cafe (my personal favorite fun-spot!) is a great way to enjoy a night out after a day of activities.
Mary or Don Lerdahl purchased this condo in 1999
The Maui Banyan is the perfect location-my unit is right across from the Kamaole Beach Park II, yet within walking distance of restaurants, shopping and Wailea.
Taking a short walk across the street in time to sink my toes into the sand while watching the sun go down is one of my favorite things to do.
Our arrival was seamless. We checked in at the front desk, and all of the keys, codes and parking information was provided. I had forgotten to obtain the wifi password, but went down later and had no problem receiving it. The condo was clean, tidy, and waiting for our arrival! The location can't be beat, and was the main reason for booking this condo compared to others similar to it. It is literally steps from the beach. We had no trouble carrying the provided chairs, towels and boogie boards the short distance to the water. Shops and restaurants are plentiful on the strip, some within a comfortable walking distance, others a short drive away. We did not use the pool or hot tub, but we heard from other guests that they were quite nice. The condo itself was spacious and well appointed. The kitchen had all of the necessary gadgets, although the garberator was also not functioning for our visit, but I contacted the owner and she nicely offered to have a repairman come to repair it during our stay. I didn't want to feel held back from my vacation waiting for the repairman to show up, and we didn't feel the need to use it during our stay, so we just let it go. We made due with the limited number of dishes, there was plenty of cutlery, but more coffee cups would have been convenient. Each bedroom was very spacious, each having their own fan and A/C unit, and balcony. The rooms were separated by the living/kitchen area, which provided ample privacy for the 2 couples travelling together. The shower in the bathtub also didn't drain well for us, probably due to the superfine sand from the beach. We did our best to rinse off as much of the sand from the beach as possible, it helped that there was a tap/shower head just at the entrance to Building A. Overall this was a great condo. It is exactly as the owner has advertised it. I would come back to it again the next time I visit Maui, and recommend it to anyone planning to stay in that area.
I have personally traveled to Maui many times throughout the years and this unit is my favorite place to stay by far! It's right next to the beach, clean, within walking distance to fun shops and eats (especially Fred's Mexican Cafe - Taco Tuesday and the DivaRita is a MUST!), and above all - the owner is friendly and quick to respond to any questions or concerns I might have. Right across the street at the beach there's great snorkeling, and you can go for a swim and not have to worry about being overcome with crazy waves. I have already booked for next year and can't wait to get my toes back in the sand!
Condo needs some TLC. Missing a TV, dryer was broken when we got there, found dirty towels in a bag in the closet. Phone was missing, no batteries in the remotes for the TV ect. Amenities listed on paper didn't match what we got.
So where should I start? How about right when we walked through the front door. We immediately smelled an awful smell that was beyond the normal musty smell that can be associated to homes in high humidity area. It was more of a smokey/chemical/moldy type smell. My guess is that someone let off one of the bug bombs that we found in the closet. We had to purchase air fresheners and stage them around the condo in order to mask the smell. I knew immediately that this condo was not being cared for and that we would be stuck with the odor for our week long stay. :-(
We saw lots of ants in the kitchen and bathroom. (see videos) Once we made our way to the bedrooms my daughters noticed that there were stains on the bed spreads. Once the sheets were pulled back they noticed that those were dirty as well. We purchased laundry detergent as well as other cleaning supplies and began washing and cleaning things. Just what we wanted to do on our vacation.
The faucet at the kitchen sink leaked. The counter tops, tables and chairs were filthy. (see photos) There is severe water damage in the main room beneath the AC and the back door. The window coverings have stains all over them. Several of the kitchen items are broken and in disarray including two broken blenders, one of which the blades are completely missing. There was significant mold, mildew and just plain dirt in the bathrooms and throughout the living area of the unit.
More items to note:
There are no fitted sheets and the sheets that were provided did not fit the beds which left you partially lying on the mattress
The beds do not have headboards
There are no sharp kitchen knives
The pan handles for all the pans were loose and wobbly
The WiFi did not work during our entire stay
The furniture in the main living area have been painted and likely over a very dirty surface which is why it is flaking off.
I communicated with the owner and she said she had visited the unit just four weeks prior in December and stated everything was fine then. It was clear that either she misrepresented her visit or her standards are significantly well below those of the average consumer. A picture is worth a thousand words. Unfortunately VRBO does not allow links or addresses to be included in a post. Photos and video can be viewed on the shutterfly site named mauibanyanb202
Due to delayed flights, we arrived at the condo after 9pm. At first the front desk had no idea who we were and then a light bulb went off and they retrieved the keys for us so we could settle in. Sadly the cleaning crew had not been in prior to our arrival and the condo was a complete mess. We ended up changing the bedding on one bed as well as clearing out garbage, cleaning dishes and doing laundry the first night, just so that we could sleep in some comfort. I contacted the owner right away and she sent out a new crew the next day. They did a fantastic job cleaning and I was told by the owner that the previous crew had been fired as this was not an isolated incident. She apologized for the situation and we could tell she felt genuinely bad. The condo itself is in a great location....steps from the beach, shopping and eateries. We rented a car for our 2 week stay and parking was never an issue. The condo could use the following: a sharp knife! Bigger coffee cups, a few more wine glasses and hopefully bigger :) We kept running out of plates and cutlery as well....the dishwasher was never full as we had to keep running it to have dishes available. The garburator did not work and there wasn't a TV in one of the bedrooms (not that we needed it but others might enjoy it). The bathtub did not drain very well and both showers were a bit dated but still fine. The beach gear was good...4 chairs and boogie boards. It was nice having the outdoor BBQ steps away from the condo as well. Overall we had a great time in Maui! We started off a bit shaky but it all got worked out. I would recommend this condo to other travellers based on its location, a great owner and a condo that has almost everything you need for a perfect holiday.
We just returned from 16 days at Maui Banyan with our two young daughters, and our stay couldn't have been more perfect. The condo is open and airy, everything is clean and comfortable, and the location is AMAZING: right across from Kamaole Beach II, walking distance to shops and restaurants, and a quick drive to the beautiful resorts in Wailea and loads of island sites. The unit has everything: cooking gear, extra condiments, beach towels (even extra sunscreen!), beach gear/bodyboards/snorkel/umbrella/coolers, big flat-screen cable TV, washer/dryer. Parking is easy, a nice pool/jacuzzi is just one building over, and we regularly used the terrific gas grille downstairs while our girls happily chased geckos through the lovely garden. The unit is in the building closest to the street, yet it's always quiet.
Two minor complaints: the beach chairs could use some upgrading, and the wifi is slooooow. Not a big deal for normal use (we used our iPhones for loads of web surfing and mapping as an alternative, and my husband was even able to conduct some business from here on his laptop/iPad with zero problems), but forget anything like movie/TV streaming. Truly, these are such minor gripes; if they keep you from renting such an amazing unit it's perhaps time to rethink your standards...
Overall, this was PERFECT for our family getaway: a comfortable and affordable base for our adventures, everything we needed to make meals at "home" but still walk to a local restaurant or even splurge at a nearby resort. The people we met at the grille and at poolside were delightful, and we couldn't be more relaxed and recharged after our stay. We can't wait to come back!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|CLEANING FEE||$170 + Tax|