Nicest 1 BR-2 Bath, 'G Bldg,' 360 Virtual Tour, Ocean View,Widened Lanai; $150+
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Maui Banyan condo description
Please see 360 DEGREE TOUR AT THIS LINK:
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 $70,000 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, dimable under cabinet 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.'
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND REQUEST THAT THE SLIDE SHOW BE SENT TO YOU SO YOU CAN JUDGE FOR YOURSELF!
TO SEE A 'VIRTUAL 360 DEGREE TOUR' OF EVERY ROOM OF THE CONDO, GROUNDS, AND BEACH, PLEASE LOCATE THE 'LINK TO MORE INFORMATION' LOCATED JUST BELOW THE 'RATE DETAILS' HEADING.
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.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 1-4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
All New Appliances (Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, cook top). All new raised panel cabinetry, new granite counters with new sink and fixtures. Added dimmable under counter lighting and recessed ceiling lighting...moreless
- Cooking Utensils:
- Air Conditioning:
- Covered Parking:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Professionally decorated 2008, with all new furniture, king bed, granite kitchen and baths, new cabinetry, enlarged lanai that seats 4 (only 3 other 1/BR units in entire Banyans have this). Moveable 4 shoji screens that allow for bedroom and living room to form one great room, but can be completely closed to provide complete privacy between bedroom and living areas. 42'plasma in living room and 26'TV in bedroom. Cabinets, sinks, fixtures, air and ceiling fans in bedroom and living room. 30 sec walk to Kamaole 2 Beach, Tennis, Spa, great ocean view, located in G building overlooking pool and ocean. SLIDE SHOW OF UNIT CAN BE E-MAILED by request....moreless
- Shared Hot Tub:
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
Lanai / Gazebo:
All of the 1 bedroom 2 bath units at the Maui Banyan have a grossly UNDERSIZED lanai that makes it almost impossible to sit on chairs unless they are placed in a line like a train. We have just increased the size of our lanai to make it possible for 4 chairs to be comfortably placed around a 36' diameter table (This improvement cost over $8,000.) There is also a reclining chaise lounge on the lanai that has an ocean view. Great views of the pool, Haleakala, and the ocean to make outdoor meals, or just sipping a glass of wine or pina colada a wonderful experience...moreless
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
Once you close the door to the condo it is literally a 30 second walk until your toes are on the sand of Kamaole 2 Beach. The view from the lanai is fantastic...have even seen whales the last time I was there. You definitely will not be disappointed...Ask for my video of the unit and I will email it to you. Seeing is believing!!...moreless
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Roller Blading
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Paddle Boating
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- 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....moreless
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Repeat Stay At Jack's Place
Repeat Stay At Jack's Place
We enjoyed having morning coffee on the extended lanai watching whales spouting and breaching in the distance. The condo has a well equipped kitchen *we noted in our final week that all switches have dimmers* a great feature. Having 2 bathrooms is a great feature. Loved the proximity to restaurants, ice cream, shops, ice cream.....We made excellent use of the pool and shaded areas.
- Guest Retired 07 (Cowichan Bay, BC, Canada)
- Date of stay 01/29/14
- Review Submitted 02/27/14
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
Manager response: Thank you Maureen and Colin for your review of your stay at my condo. Yes, the dimmers on all of the lighting do make a significant difference, and create a fantastic ambiance. In fact there is even one on the lanai's outside light. I am thrilled that you had a fantastic time, and always welcome your return visits. With much appreciation, Jack
Maui Banyan 165475
Maui Banyan 165475
My partner and I (both seniors)spent two weeks at this condo; owners description and photos are accurate. South Kihei location is perfect with easy walk to beaches, shops and restaurants. We enjoyed the pool, barbecue area and gardens all of which were very well maintained. Parking was always available for rental car as well as wireless internet. We appreciated having a second bathroom; extended lanai, well equipped kitchen, cooler and beach goodies. Over the years we have spent many holidays in Maui and would definitely recommend this unit to our friends.
- Guest Mary P.
- Date of stay 01/16/14
- Review Submitted 02/11/14
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thank you Mary for your evaluation of my condo. It is gratifying to hear that guests find that it fills all of their needs. My wife and I try to make it as comfortable as possible so others will enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to your coming back.
Wonderful Condo!Guest comment entered by manager
We had an amazing experience staying in your condo :) Thank You! So convenient and incredibly comfortable. This trip came at such a much needed time for us, and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Thanks for the wonderful accommodations; until next time. XOXO Caitlin
- Guest Caitlin
- Date of stay 12/04/13
- Review Submitted 01/15/14
All I can say is wow, you would never guess that this gem is in this building! The condo is beautiful, very well stocked with beach gear, cooler and kitchen needs! All that was missing was wifi, but it's ok. The Condo apparently offers it via wireless, but pretty pricey $$. I would highly recommend this property, the owners are fantastic, accommodating and very helpful! I can't wait to return to Maui and hopefully using this condo again.
- Guest Kevin K.
- Date of stay 11/27/13
- Review Submitted 12/03/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: Kevin, Thank you for your evaluation of my condo. In regards to the Wi Fi...it is available at no charge, in fact the directions and password are printed and placed under the glass on the desk. In February the Banyan is replacing the existing Wi Fi with cable that will have 15x capability which is the fastest available (similar to residential use) at no charge for the entire Maui Banyan. I just wish that you had called me in regards to getting on the Wi Fi. Oh well, it will be there for your next stay. Mahalo, Jack
Home away from home
Home away from home
This is a great condo, it was clean and well furnished. The pullout bed was as comfortable as claimed and the pictures were accurate. What you see is what you get! It's situated in a great spot, walking distance to many good eateries and across the street from the beach. We throughly enjoyed our stay here and would come again.
- Guest Mahalo (British Columbia, Canada)
- Date of stay 11/06/13
- Review Submitted 12/01/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
Manager response: Thank you for your kind words regarding my condo. It was a pleasure having you stay, and I hope you return to my "home away from home."
Our condo was very comfortable, clean and quiet. It was decorated very Hawaiian with beautiful art work . The mural in the on-suite is gorgeous! It made you feel like you were in your own little paradise. All the staff in the complex were very helpful and greeted us by our names and with big smiles after the first day, even though we didn't go through the front desk with our reservations. The complex was clean and quiet and well maintained. I'm looking forward to staying there again. Although the unit is advertised to sleep more than 2, I do fell that because of the beautiful furnishings it would not be good for 3. There would be a lack of closet space and would be crowded. For 2 people it is great.
- Guest Sunny (Langley,B.C. Canada)
- Date of stay 09/03/13
- Review Submitted 09/22/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Manager response: Thanks for your kind words re: the condo. The closet in the dining area is a full closet, and there is a complete chest of drawers. I agree that 4 adults may be crowded; however, this is just a one bedroom. It was a pleasure having you stay in our "home away from home," and hopefully you will return for another Maui vacation.... Jack
We just stayed here and we didn't want to leave. Maui was incredible and it was nice to come home to such an awesome pad. The pictures are completely accurate. The furnishings and art were great. Mahalo
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 07/28/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
Manager response: Thank you Mike for such a nice review. My wife and I have tried to make our little paradise as comfortable as possible, and it is much appreciated when guests notice. Hopefully you will return. Mahalo, Jack
The condo art work is lovely, nice layout. Pools w/BBQ's are very nice. Grounds are kept up & lovely. beach across the street is a great one!
- Guest Peggy (Gold Hill, Oregon)
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 05/27/13
Manager response: Thanks Peggy for your nice review. Hope you can visit again
Very nicely decorated unit.Great location to beach across the street.Welcome basket was a nice touch.Very thoughtful! Would stay there again.
- Guest Maui 2013 (Gibsons, BC )
- Date of stay 05/05/13
- Review Submitted 05/14/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Manager response: Glad that you had a great time, and enjoyed staying in my condo. Looking forward to your coming again
My wife and I have had the opportunity to travel a fair bit over the last few years. This was the 1st time we have used VRBO and we were treated to a very pleasant surprise. Our suite owned by Jack and Michelle was beautiful past our expectations. We were enterained daily by the whales as they swam by our little part of paradise. I would recommend this suite without hesitation. In fact, we liked it so much we emailed the owners to book it again for a longer period next year. There are some great eatieries within walking distance and places to buy groceries. Access to the many on site BBQ's and the social interactions while cooking add to the excellent experience.
- Guest Bob (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada)
- Date of stay 03/13/13
- Review Submitted 03/31/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Manager response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to your future stays. Jack
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Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2014
2 night min stay
May 1 - Dec 15, 2014
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Kahalui at 18 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Wailea at 4 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Cafe O Lei, Da Kitchen, Island Fish House at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 1990
About: I am a dentist in Los Angeles, and my wife, Michele is 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 19 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.
Why Maui Banyan:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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
- Primary: 818 992-7718 Calif. USA Located in Los Angeles
- Secondary: 818 512-2994 Calif. USA
- Tertiary: +1 818 512-2994
Entrance to Condo
4 Separate Shoji Screens That Can Be Moved To Either Side of Opening
Living Room from Bedroom; Separate Doors To Lanai From Bedroom and Living Room
Inside Bedroom with Desk (Free WiFi) and 26'TV..complete privacy from Livingroom
Three of Six BBQs within Pool Area
45 Sec Walk From My Front Door To Beach (Kamaole II)
View of Pool From My Lanai Which Has Been Expanded To Allow Dining for 4
Ocean View From Lanai
Travertine Backsplash with Brass Whales
Whales Inlaid in Travertine Floor
Four Shoji Screens On Left Can Be Moved Independently To Close Off Bedroom
Master Bath with Travertine Stone Shower
Pool with Jacuzzi and Quartzite Decking
Entrance to Maui Banyan
Beautiful Kamaole II Beach great for boogie boarding,snorkeling, swimming
Expanded Lanai Seating For 4 Plus A Chaise Lounge
Sunset on the lanai...what a way to end a day with a meal or glass of wine
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