1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4
Maui Beachfront Rentals
Pool / Spa
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Whale watching from the lanai
This is a charming condo, perfect for two. Ma’alaea is a quiet enclave but centrally located for day trips anywhere on the island. The beach is just a short stroll away, or you can just sit on the lanai and watch turtles and whales frolic in the bay. We watched the sun come up every day over Haleakala, went to the aquarium and it’s associated restaurant, Seascape, took day trips to Kehei, Makena, Lahaina and Kapalua, Paia and of course drove to the top of Haleakala. Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge is right next door where you can do some bird watching.
Parking was easy, checking in was easy, the property is quiet and lovely, well-maintained with an uninterrupted view.
The condo itself is small but well-equipped and comfortable. It has a few rough edges (peeling paint in bedroom, some aging furniture) but it did not detract from our enjoyment. The trade winds keep the place cool, the kitchen has everything you need (even a juicer for your oranges!), the internet worked great which is nice because cell reception seems hit-or-miss on this island. Having a washer and dryer in the unit was extremely handy. We had a wonderful stay and only wish we could stay longer. For our first trip to Maui, this was a lucky pick. We would like to stay forever, and would definitely choose this condo again.
Wow, thank you for the amazing review, Robin. You thoroughly painted a beautiful picture of some of the awesome features and offerings of not only our condo and property, but the nearby area too. If you're looking to explore the island like Robin, this is a great home base location to do it from. It's a central spot on island that is a short to drive to most of the tourist and sight-seeing locations. We do appreciate you being our guest, and are glad to hear you would choose stay with us again. Please do! Mahalo!
Beautiful location, great spot to stay and travel around
Comfy condo, easy to check in and out, very nice property manager. Short walking distance to beautiful beach, great spot to snorkel. Nice location to stay, private, and easy to travel to and from. We saw sea turtles every morning from the balcony! Got pretty warm without AC, but was provided with many fans so not to bad. Wonderful place to stay!
Thanks for the kind review, Becca. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We have had some record temperatures on island this year. Even into early winter we've seen some sweltering days. Usually the overhead fans and the tradewinds keep the condo cool, but we're glad the fans were able to suffice. We appreciate you being our guest. Please do come back and stay with us again. Mahalo!
Excellent and homey apartment
Easy to check in. Safe place with a nice pool and outdoor grill.
Thanks for the kind review. We aim to make the check-in and check-out process as easy possible so that you can get the most out of your Hawaiian vacation. We're so glad our condo worked out so well for you, and we appreciate you being our guest. Please do return and stay with us again. Mahalo!
Everything was perfect! We love the location, beautiful view. The only thing that would make this unit better is if it had air conditioning. That's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.
Thanks for the kind review. We're so glad the location and condo worked out so well for you. Maalaea offers some amazing views. We will take a look at the potential of getting a window A/C unit installed, though you did arrive during our hottest time of the year, and this year we have seen record temperatures. Usually the trade winds that blow and the overhead fans in the condo keep things cool and comfortable. We appreciate you being our guest, and hope you will consider returning again.
Beautiful view but needs a bit of upgrading!
The view is fantastic. There were plenty of linens and good to have the washer and dryer. Also handy to have ice chests. The shower had good pressure and was really nice. It was nice to have the large outside table.
Some suggestions for improvement, especially for the cost of the rental:
1. The bed is really soft and uncomfortable so a new firmer mattress would be desirable!
2. Also, the furniture in the bedroom is coming apart and some the drawers on the dresser are hard to open and close without coming off the tracks. The wicker on both pieces are coming off and look pretty worn.
3. It would be good to have more light for nighttime in the living room and bedroom.
4. The bedroom fan makes sufficient noise if turned up to a higher speed.
5. There is no cabinet to store dry food. We had to put it on the counter behind the stove and it was really messy, though we tried to keep it neat and in the large bowls.
6. All of the kitchen knives were really dull. It was hard to cut fruit with them, especially pineapple. Maybe sharpen them or invest in new ones.
Thank you for your feedback, Rebecca. We're always paying attention to where we can improve. It sounds like overall our condo worked out well for you, but that there were a few issues. We're very sorry about that. We will be sure to address the furniture in the bedroom, and if anything needs to be replaced we will do so. We will also take a look at seeing if we can get some more lighting into the unit, and be sure to get some sharper knives in there as well. Sorry about those issues, but we will be sure to address them immediately. We do appreciate you being our guest, and hope you will consider returning to stay with us again in the future. Mahalo!
Maalaea Banyans is located in a quaint fishing village ideally located half way between all the best Maui island attractions. Within walking distance to Maui's first class Aquarium and Ocean Center where you'll find a variety of excellent dining, boutique shopping, live entertainment and all the water sport activities on Maui.