Great Ocean View Condo with Unique Decor at Bargain Prices
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This condo is not a typical vacation rental. Named RA Amuru by its owner, world musician, visual artist, and international adventure traveler Jim Berenholtz, it actually becomes an integral part of each guests' island experience. Here you will find a custom-decorated sacred space with traditional art, artifacts, and furnishings of native Pacific Island cultures, reading materials that explore these cultures, and easy access to the kind of spectacular nature that inspired these cultures in ancient times.
This quiet, one bedroom, two bath condo can comfortably sleep up to four people (with a great futon couch/bed in the living room) and includes a well-equipped kitchen, cable TV, VCR, surround-sound DVD/CD player, high speed cable internet hook up as well as free wireless service, washer/dryer in unit, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, and countless small aesthetic touches that make a vacation feel intimate and special. The ocean view lanai (balcony) has wonderful views of sunrise over Haleakala and sunset over the ocean near the island of Kaho'olawe.
RA Amuru is less than a two minute walk to one of Kihei's best beaches, and about ten minutes drive to Maui's most spectacular beach, Makena, which has a clothing-optional area. The condo is also just past all the busy shopping districts of Kihei, yet within walking distance of excellent restaurants and stores. And onsite at the Maui Banyan condo complex are tennis courts, two pools plus jacuzzis, and outdoor barbecues.
RA Amuru combines an artistic, peaceful atmosphere with great ocean views and access, plus all the amenities that provide comfort while making a vacation go as smoothly as possible. RA Amuru gives the guest a sense of spiritual place and time. Welcome. Relax. Breathe.
You can see more, including our rate chart on our website (see link below) . Currently we are running a special for June, July and August. Stay at least a week and pay only $99/night plus cleaning fee and tax. For more information please e-mail us or call (please see phone number below).
WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE HAD TO SAY:
“Thank you for sharing this magic place with us - this has been our best trip to Maui ever. Somehow you have given the condo a sense of home that is powerful and immediate. I don’t know if it’s the incredible art, or the sounds of the birds and the wind, but RA Amuru breathes welcome and peace. We hope to see you on our next trip.”
- Sheila and Bernie, Saskatoon, Canada - May, 2010
'We loved staying in your condo; so nicely decorated that we felt right at home!” - Anne and Louis of Ottawa, Canada - September, 2008
'We loved all your art work, the view was great and the bed was very comfortable' - Jerry and Rosemary of Sarasota, Florida - August, 2008
'So sorry we must leave but so happy that we rented your place. .very much appreciate the art and local culture' - Isabell and Ed of North Vancouver, BC - April 2008
'We have had an amazing vacation here in Maui. The spirit of your place has certainly contributed to this... Your respect for the culture and attention to one's vacation experience is very apparent and greatly appreciated.' - Colleen, Dan, Connor and Chandler of Richmond, BC - April 2008
“We loved the condo and the energy it exudes - you’ve created a haven of peace” - Richard and Elena - September 2007
“We celebrated our twenty years of marriage and your place was a wonderful, relaxing environment to do so.... wonderful decor, comfortable bed, great desk to write and dream!” - Ken and Joan of Vancouver, BC - August 2007
“This condo is a perfect environment for comfort and relaxation. The views from the patio are unbeatable!” - Gabe and Leslie - June 2007
“Simply marvelous. My three daughters and I came to celebrate my 80th birthday. We couldn’t have chosen a better place. The peace and quiet of the condo and the closeness of the beach suited me to a tee”. - Lillian of Port Alberni, BC - April 2007
“Wow, your condo is more like home than a vacation rental! I felt so relaxed it doubled my pleasure.....Ra Amuru must mean, “I just love what you’ve done with the place.” - John of Los Angeles, California - January 2005 and February 2007
“What a perfect way to spend Christmas and the New Year. My husband and I loved your place. Our friends were equally thrilled. Ra Amuru has a spirit and a soulful energy - Nolan, Jon, Mark and Michael of Vancouver, BC - January 2007
“Your condo is so welcoming. Love the decor. The bed is so-oooooo comfortable!” - Shanon and Rey of California - October 2006
“This is such a wonderful condo! It’s close to the beach and has all of the equipment for a nice time around the island. My husband and I are here for our honeymoon, and we couldn’t be happier with all of the nice touches here” - Que and Will - September 2006
“We were blessed to find your condo, and to be able to spend our time living in such homeyness. So cozy, comfortable, and beautifully appointed. Interesting and pretty artwork that all tell stories as one moves about from one space to another....Our trip had an added sense of beauty by staying here. Mahalo” - Jud and Leslie of Santa Rosa, California - June, 2006
“We LOVED the condo and its awesome art and decor. Our whole family was staying at the Banyan and all agreed our condo was the best!” - Stacy, Rob and Chloe of Duvall, Washington - December 2005
Keywords: Condominium, One Bedroom, Ocean View
- Vacation Rental
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Bedroom 1
- Convertible bed(s)
- Queen size Beds (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Shared Hot Tub
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Great condo that is across from the ocean
Great condo that is across from the ocean
My boyfriend and I rented the condo for a friend's wedding. The condo was very spacious for the two of us. The ocean is right across from the complex and the condo had all the gears we needed to spend time at the beach. There is also plenty of parking space in the parking structure that is right across from our room. We were able to walk to resturants and a Dennys, the only food place that is open 24 hours in Kihei. Jim was wonderful to work with and I will definitely rent this unit again.
- Guest Pavee
- Date of stay 03/14/13
- Review Submitted 03/24/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
vacation for one worn out mother
vacation for one worn out mother
This place is a wonderland of both site and sound, an awakening of spirit.Ra amaru, is something you must experience to know what I speak about.This amazing man has gathered all of these beautiful items.making a home that entertains your spirit, opens your mind and relaxes your body So peaceful and quite lots of books to entertain.Its like a mini museum but not stuffy and dark.The light that emmits everyday is warming inviting, I stayed in July 11 for 9 days, it was very difficult like leaving an old friend, I cant wait to get back this time I think I will bring my boys, I know they will enjoy the beaches, the honu, and all the people I met along my journey back to find the key that lead me to Ra Amuru.
- Guest Reba
- Date of stay 03/29/11
- Review Submitted 03/10/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Nightly Rates .. $99 to $189/night. A 13.42% State Vacation Rental Tax is added to all rates. Upon booking, a 50% deposit of the total charge is required. A $100 cleaning fee is added to all stays. A fully refundable $200 security deposit, to be returned following stay, is required. For more than 2 people, add $100 per person for security deposit.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I love the island of Maui and have made it my part-time home since 1985. My work involves the music and art of native and ancient cultures, so when it came to decorating my condo I wanted to honor the indigenous traditions of Hawaii and other Pacific Islands. For me it is important to give my guests an experience of authentic island culture that they would not likely find in most other vacation rentals. In some ways my condo is like a small museum or art gallery. That's no accident. I often give lectures and performances at museums, and in November, 2009 I was Artist in Residence at the de Young Museum of Art in San Francisco, where my paintings were on exhibit. I also do a lot of work with sacred sites worldwide - to date I have visited over 80 countries. My passion for travel and adventure is quite evident when you stay at my condo. Even the reading materials there reflect that. My first book was published in 1993, and my second book - not yet published - delves deeply into traditions of ancient Hawaii, among other places.
Why the Owner Chose Maui Banyan:
I wanted a place close to the beach with an ocean view that was in a high quality condo complex. The Maui Banyan fit the bill. I was also looking for a unit that had a view of the island of Kaho'olawe, which I feel has a very strong spiritual energy. Back in the 1980's I joined with Native Hawaiians in the movement to stop the bombing of this sacred island, and I am so happy to say that we ultimately succeeded. So when I gaze on Kaho'olawe from my lanai, it gives me great satisfaction to know that I contributed in a small way to bringing peace to that neighbor island of Maui.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
I love the great views - not only sunrise over Haleakala and sunset over the ocean, but stepping out on my lanai in the middle of the night to look at all the stars. It's also great to hear the birds singing in the morning out in the big open field that my unit faces. I really appreciate the convenience of this location too, because I can drive to my favorite beach - Makena - without having to first get through the busy traffic of Kihei's long shopping district. Of course it's only footsteps away if I want to just walk to a beautiful beach like Kamaole 2.
- Primary: (510) 647-9769
- Secondary: (415) 596-4543 (California, USA)
Bedroom with Tongan turtle tapa and Papua New Guinea shields
Coffee Table with Reading Materials on Polynesian Culture
View of Living Room from Kitchen
View from Living Room to Bedroom
Bedroom and Lanai (Balcony)
Maui Banyan Complex with view of owner's unit from outside
Kamaole 2 Beach across the road from the Maui Banyan
Daytime Ocean View from Lanai/Balcony
View from Lanai/Balcony
Mountain View from Lanai/Balcony
View of living room from office nook
Office Nook (for laptop, writing, drawing, etc) with view to Dining Area
TV area and Bedroom
View from Living Room to Outside
Condo Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi
Molokini and Kaho'olawe View from Kamaole 2 Beach
Early Eve Ocean View from Lanai/Balcony
View from Lanai/Balcony
Makena Beach, 12 minute drive from the Maui Banyan
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