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Nicest 1 BR-2 Bath, G305, Virtual Tour, OCEAN & POOL VIEW,Widened Lanai $150+

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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 $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.'

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.

More Details

Jack Acheatel
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

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 South Maui

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Dec 2013
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Brand new Simmons top of line mattress and box spring, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) $400.00 upgraded mattress...CANNOT FEEL CENTER BAR... Queen size
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Nicest 1 BR-2 Bath, G305, Virtual Tour, OCEAN & POOL VIEW,Widened Lanai $150+
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 79 reviews

Nice and close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is close to the beach and is very nicely remodeled. Clean and the owner was great to work with. The condo is stocked with everything you need to cook and to play at the beach.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Condo and Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Maui and we were delighted to see our condo was just as expected from the photos online. Very comfortable furnishings and all the amenities you could possibly want for your stay including beach chairs and water toys. Wonderful location 2 mins walk to a beautiful beach and 2 seconds from the outdoor pool and hot tub. We stayed 10 nights in this one bed condo which is perfect for couples of any age. Walking distance to great restaurants and shops. Thank you Jack for the wonderful stay. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silverton, OR

Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

This one bedroom, 2 full bath condo is great! Has everything needed to cook meals OR play at the beach. The condo was clean upon arrival and has been nicely remodeled. Quiet setting even though it overlooks the pool. Only drawback was the parking....we had to be back relatively early in the evening to find parking. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jerrold and Donn, Thanks for the nice review. We try to provide everything that we can think of to make our guests' stay as enjoyable as possible. Hope to have you come back again. Jack
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Simply Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Great location, everything you need for your stay in Maui is provided. Easy walk to local shops, beaches and variety of restaurants. Beautiful property! I am returning to Maui someday and will book with Jack at the Maui Banyan.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. You are most welcome to come back to enjoy beautiful Maui and stay in my "Home away from home."
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Exceptional View and Conveniently Located

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful condo during September 2016. Jack and Michele were extremely helpful and accommodating. Their condo is super clean and has all of the benefits of home. The pool accessories are a great benefit and hugely appreciated. We loved the morning balcony view. The beach is literally a walk across the street. Fun and affordable beach restaurants are just down the road within walking distance. We greatly appreciated the wine and chocolates. We would highly recommend this condo to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Late in writing but still loved it.

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how this condo and its proximity to everything. Kihei is one of my favorite places in the world and this condo made it even better. We stayed there from May 11-17, 2015. The location was great, the accommodations were wonderful. The only issue was parking was a bit unpredictable but not so much to ruin the trip. What was wonderful was waking up to the incredible view out the bedroom window. Oh, and be sure and check out Maui Brewing Company down the road. We will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill, You must be daydreaming as your most welcomed review is from your stay of over a year ago. Guess it is time for a new stay to rejuvenate your body and soul. Looking forward to hearing from you when you decide to go back. Thanks again, Jack
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe O Lei, Da Kitchen, Island Fish House

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

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 14 2017 - Apr 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Key Deposit $50
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 13.4%

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 $100.00
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
un rented nights of the stay applied against deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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