House,4 Bedrooms/5 baths and 3 cottages/3baths, 700 sq ft yoga studio
What makes this House unique
Most of our guests remark on how beautiful and relaxing the property is. Wide open lawns that are surrounded by sprawling old trees and flower gardens all help create the ideal restful atmosphere.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
I can’t say enough great things about this place. First the owners were awesome and very responsive to what we needed. The setting itself was breathtaking! My daughter and son-in-law renewed their wedding vows under the banyon tree and the spot couldn’t have been more perfect. We had 17 people in all and they all had their own places to call their own on the premises. The kitchen was great for food prep and the living was VERY large and a great place to congregate. The yoga studio was terrific! The fragrant aroma of the flowers and plant life was amazing! The view standing by the pool was overlooking the valley and a view of the ocean. I really can’t say enough great things about this place. The location from the airport was only a 20 minute drive and only 5 minutes into Makawao.
A uniquely pleasant private resort
The Banyan Tree is a beautiful place to stay, a sprawling set of individual cottages, surrounded by pretty flowers and trees. The property has a nice pool including hot tub, a full pro kitchen, very good WiFi, yoga hall, fruit trees. Location is central Maui, away from it all, but still only 25 minutes from the airport. The neighbor puts on his own fireworks show on July 4th, and quaint downtown Mawakai is only 1/2 mile away.
It's a little reminiscent of summer camps. The ambiance is one of a place you might go away for a retreat or to write a novel. Good for larger groups who want to stay together. We enjoyed our stay. The hosts are super friendly and responsive too.
A couple of things to be aware of are that the place does NOT have A/C, despite however the VRBO / Homeaway site lists it as. Only one bedroom has A/C, while the rest have a combination of ceiling fans, portable fans, and windows. During the day, and when it's unseasonably hot, this can be stifling, and remains my only significant complaint. (Also, the buildings are a bit dated, but functionally fine).
All in all, I would recommend Banyan Tree.
Wonderful visit upcountry for our Daughters wedding! Hosts were accommodating and we all had loads of space. Pool was a big plus and we really used the kitchen!
Perfect for large family
For a family gathering ranging in age from 80 to <2 it was perfect. We loved the pool and beautiful surroundings. It was a short drive to a number of beaches and quick to the airport.
The buildings are showing their age but the beds were comfortable, there were enough dishes for all 17 of us and with a little ingenuity we were able to cook a wide range of meals. We would return in a heartbeat 💗�
Great place for a big group
Great place for a big group
Maui Family Trip - Banyan House Estate
We had a large extended family with 5 different family units with 11 grandkids. This large estate worked great for our family because each family could have there own building and the older grandsons could stay in their own separate room. Helaina was very helpful and provided us coolers and umbrellas for our day trips. This estate is in a excellent location to use as a home base to explore all the different areas on Maui. The grounds were beautiful with an amazing view of the surrounding areas and ocean. My only suggestion would be to focus on doing maintenance and painting in some of the buildings. Overall our family would rent this estate again on any future trips to Maui.
Surfing, scuba-diving, snorkeling, kite and sail- boarding, Photography, Hang-gliding, Hiking, Trekking, Walking, horse back riding, mountain biking