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Maui Banyan-Top Floor Unit, Right Across from the Beach!

Kihei, HI, USA
  • Condo1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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!!!

Keywords: Condominium

Owner

Mary or Don Lerdahl

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Mary or Don Lerdahl

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

Why Mary or Don Lerdahl chose Kihei

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.

What makes this Condo unique

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.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Both bedrooms have king beds with hotel quality mattresses, lanai access, and LCD TV's.

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms
          • Each of the two master suites have their own private bathroom. One of the masters also has a full size washer and dryer.

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Kamaole Beach Park II
            • Mountain View
            • Ocean View
              Kamaole Beach Park II
            • Water View
              Kamaole Beach Park II

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Each room has it's own air conditioning unit
                    • Covered Parking
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      LCD TV with DVD player and Bluetooth compatible sound bar.
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach and bath towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wi-Fi

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Set of dishes for 8
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              Includes a table for 4, and two barstools.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  3 LCD TV's

                                  Outside

                                    • Balcony
                                    • Boat
                                      Kihei Marina is within walking distance.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Minutes away from famous Wailea Gold, Emerald and Blue Courses.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      There is a private bbq area in the garden courtyard between A & B buildings.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Full size tennis court.

                                      Suitability

                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Two heated pools.
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                            • Shared Hot Tub

                                              Attractions

                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              15 Reviews

                                                              Good3.9/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Lots of room, comfortable beds, and great location.

                                                              Marty S.

                                                              The condo was nice, but comparing it to the two that our two children and families rented, it was a bit funky, and lacking basic things, like salt and pepper in the kitchen. We thought it needs a bit of attention. The owner was very nice and helpful.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Hi Marty,

                                                              Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Sorry about the salt and pepper; it is amazing how often they go missing! I'll be at the condo in a few weeks and will look through to address those little things that do make a difference.

                                                              Mahalo!

                                                              Mary

                                                              Not for families with small kids

                                                              Aleksandar I.Mountain View

                                                              We've been in this unit in April with 6-months old baby. From the pictures, it looked nice - but the house smelled very bad (probably because the unit was not renovated for a while). We could not sleep well, and the ventilation system was not working properly. Also there were a lot of bugs coming from the kitchen, and we decided not to use it (and this is something that housekeeping cannot fix easily).

                                                              Because of that - we actually needed to move to the nearby hotel for three nights. I already communicated this with the owner, and since the description was not updated for families with small kids - I needed to post this negative review for the others.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I have been renting this unit to families with small children and infants for over a decade, and have never had a guest comment that it wasn't suitable for families with small kids, therefore I didn't feel it was appropriate to submit to the demand from this guest that I change the description of the unit to being unsuitable for families with small kids. I visit the condo at least once, and sometimes twice a year to address any needed issues, and the unit was completely renovated in 2007; new cabinets, appliances, tile floors, bathtub, toilets, sinks, etc. Since it is a tropical area little sugar ants can come out, especially if food has been left out on counters. Although maintenance regularly treats for pests, it can be an issue in any condo, home or hotel in any tropical area. There are three fully functioning air conditioning units, one in each bedroom and one in the living room. It is not a central HVAC system for the entire resort, which is different from a hotel. Staying in a hotel is different from staying in a condo and there are pros and cons to both. It is unfortunate that this guest did not respond to my phone calls and e-mails while at the property so that I could get further information to address his concerns.

                                                              PERFECT condo for a relaxing family vacation or a stay for two!

                                                              Danielle L.

                                                              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!

                                                              Needs update

                                                              Brian G.

                                                              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.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              The dryer has been repaired and housekeeping alerted about checking closets for any hidden bags of dirty towels! I do not provide a landline phone as guests these days typically have a cell phone. I will have the batteries replaced in the tv remote. Amenities are as listed; I've never had a complaint since I've been renting this condo in 1999 that they are not as advertised. This unit is very popular since it is so close to the beach so it does have high occupancy. I have the professional housekeeping staff of Aston Hotels clean between guests. I do appreciate guest feedback on how I can make improvements, especially between my visits to beautiful sunny Maui!

                                                              Not worth half the price we paid. BEWARE - Do Not Rent, Unit is filthy.

                                                              Don S.

                                                              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

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              To those potential guests reading this review, please know that the above review from Don S. was an attempt to extort a free stay from me in exchange for his threat not to "write a bad review". His stay was from 1/4-1/11, but he only contacted me on 1/9, 48 hours before his departure, to let me know of his concerns. I immediately called him to let him know that the Aston hotels housekeeping staff would come to address his concerns, which is when he stated his veiled threat regarding writing a bad review. His comments have many false statements, which I won't go into detail here. My condo is booked a majority of the time, and I understand that there are issues that need to be attended to; however, I have been renting out two condos at the Maui Banyan since 2009 through VRBO and have never had a bad review from a guest like this! In fact, the guests that checked in right after he left booked for next year, even before they left! I have reported this fraudulent review to VRBO, but their policy is to post all reviews, regardless of accuracy. Frustrating, but I understand that they can't be in the position of trying to be fact-finders. I take pride in caring for my units and giving my guests the best experience possible at the best value. I welcome guest feedback so that I can improve and address anything that needs attention; I live 2,500 miles away from Maui and visit a couple of times a year. In the meantime, I have the professional housekeeping staff of Aston hotels clean between guests, and also have a handyman on the island to take care of any interim needs. Please take the time to read the other reviews and feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns. Thank you for taking the time to read this response.

                                                              Mahalo!

                                                              Mary

                                                              Absolutely Amazing Place to Stay....Fantastic Experience!!

                                                              Stacey S.

                                                              I am not typically one to write reviews, however this condo was fantastic! The condo was extremely clean and well-maintained, exactly as described by the owner. All the amenities you could possibly require were available and the condo is very spacious! Mary the owner, was super to deal with - organized, professional and you can tell she truly cares about the people staying in her condo to ensure they have a great stay! We looked into a lot of places and by far this is also the best for the value. It is the closest to the beach without actually being on the beach! There are a lot of shops and great restaurants in walking distance. You can't go wrong with this place ...we recommend it 100%. It will be our first choice for sure whenever we travel to Maui!

                                                              Location

                                                              Kihei, HI, USA

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              $170
                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              13.42%
                                                              $229avg/night
                                                              15 Reviews
                                                              Good 3.9/5
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