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Oceanview Steps to Kamaole 2! Makai Suite. Full Remodel.Pool/HTub/WiFi.Sleeps 6.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom,2 Full Baths, Sleeps 6+, Ocean Views, the Closest Condo to Kamaole 2!

The makai suite (by the ocean) is the closest suite to maui's famous kamaole 2 beach& offers stunning ocean views& luxurious finishes! Maui banyan's lushly landscaped grounds feature 2 pools &hot tubs &several bbq'ing/outdoor eating areas.This property features a 24 hour front desk and security, concierge services and is walking distance to all of the fun restaurants and shopping that South Kihei is known for!

Lisa Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Lisa Taylor

I am a Mom of 5 who enjoys travelling and hosting travellers. My husband and I have been running vacation rentals on Maui since 2010 and have wonderful guests, 60% of whom are repeats and referrals. Our condo is in the price mid-range of South Kihei Vacation Rentals. We offer new furnishings and high end finishes, free WiFi, parking and North American calling, lots of free gear to use, and all with an ocean view. My greatest joy in hosting is in working with guests who appreciate all of the little touches that we have provided to make your stay magical. We love our guests and encourage travelers to stay with us who are people who approach life with gratitude and appreciation, and have a `half full' approach, as we do. Guests who find that they are generally disappointed wherever they stay (or eat, or work etc.) would not be a good fit. Thank you for considering staying with us.

I am available during your stay by email, and will generally be able to respond same day or next day. I do have a busy family and work life, and do not enjoy being hard-wired to my phone, so please be patient. If it is urgent, I can be reached by phone at 905-252-2324, but please reserve that for things that can't wait such as a lock-out or a burst pipe. It is 6 hours later where I live so please take that into consideration as well, when awaiting a response. Thank you and Aloha!

Lisa Taylor purchased this condo in 2015

Why Lisa Taylor chose Kihei

We purchased in this particular area because the beaches are THE BEST and we love the energy of South Kihei. We chose Maui Banyan because it has condos that are all on one level (no staircases within the unit which make for narrow living spaces, and tend to negatively impact the togetherness of the group), it is one of only 3 concrete constructed vacation rentals in the area (as opposed to wood frame) which provides superior soundproofing both from neighbours and traffic, and it has the best ammenities for our family (many local complexes do not have hot tubs, covered poolside cabanas with tiki torches and a 24 hour front desk and security, for example). We chose Unit F102 because we really value being close to the ocean. This unit is the closest that we could get in Maui Banyan, and a well thrown stone could hit the beach (not recommended :) When we want to go to the beach it is literally steps away and we love that. We can sit out on the lanai and hear the waves crashing on the beach and that is amazing too! Please note that if you are someone who will be bothered, while outside (inside is quiet) by passing cars, either visually or aurally, please do not rent our condo. We want you to absolutely love being here, as we do, and if that is something that will bother you, than this condo would not be the best choice. When we sit on the lanai, all we see is the ocean and all we hear are the waves; thankful to be in paradise for as long as we are lucky enough to be able to stay. The cars come and go, but they are immaterial. If you are not oriented the same way, may I suggest a courtyard unit. You may lose ocean view and possibly gain pool view but you will not see or hear cars. Our condo is located in one of the two low-rise buildings at the front of the property, which was also appealing to us, as opposed to being in the larger towers which are less child-friendly due to the elevators etc. Our little one can just walk out the door and can toss the frisbee around!

What makes this condo unique

South maui is a vibrant, bustling neighbourhood and our condo places you very close to the action. Everything starts about a 2 minute walk to the north. Quiet for sleeping yet just a few steps to the excitement! A great location in that regard, but ... The beach across the street ... Amazing!

Please note that there are 3 regular beds (one king, two queens) and one queen sleeper sofa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Lisa made sure that we feel right at home by hosting us at her well-maintained and beautifully decorated place. The Makai Suite (by the Ocean) completely resembled the photos and the descriptions posted on Airbnb. Additionally, the condo was clean and had all that our family needed. Without a doubt, we enjoyed spending time in this cozy unit, which is closely located to the beach and shopping area with plenty of restaurants to go to. We felt that the surrounding neighborhood was very safe and full of happy tourists like ourselves! Everything we wanted was within a walking distance making the suite's location convenient and pleasant. Fantastic place!”

This review was cut and pasted in its entirety from my other site. Because it was placed here by the owner and not the guest directly, VRBO does not assign a rating, although this guest assigned a 5 star rating on the other site.
Dec 2015
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If the quarterly bug spraying is declined by a guest during his stay, $280 USD will be deducted from damage deposit to reimburse owner cost to spray.
  • All garbage and recyling are to be dumped and dishes/pots/pans are to be cleaned and put away prior to 10 a.m. checkout to avoid added fees.Thank you.
  • Please do not strip beds and please leave towels hanging to dry prior to checkout. Please leave all beach umbrellas, sand mats, sand toys by recycling
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate adjoining vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite, separate vanity area. Glass and tile shower.
  • In suite laundry off master bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 Master - 1 king , New Bed, Private Lanai, Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , New Beds, Ensuite
  • Will consider booking groups of larger than 6 on occasion due to sleeper sofa to accomodate visiting relatives or extended family situations. We do not book to groups of 8 friends, 4 couples, that type of thing. We cater to families with kids and groups of 4 consisting of 2 couples.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanview Steps to Kamaole 2! Makai Suite. Full Remodel.Pool/HTub/WiFi.Sleeps 6.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Perfect place. This was our 3rd time to maui and this location was amazing. 3 minute walk to the beach. Ocean view and everything we needed in the suite. The couple things it didn't have we just added to the collection for the next people. 😃😃

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Craig, Really appreciate the great review! Thanks for adding for the next folks too. We stock up every August when we leave and it is always interesting to see what gets added and subtracted over the 10 months in between lol. Our guests are the best, thanks for staying with us and come again soon. With much aloha, Lisa
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Great location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were great for a group of six. We used the beach chairs and coolers for our trip to Hana and the beach. Convenient ( 6 minutes) from the boat ramp to meet up with your dive operator.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would stay again. Great beach access!

  • 5 of 5

Our priority was beach access which led us here. It didn’t disappoint.

Overview: Location was great. Condo was great with opportunities for privacy depending on how many people you have and living arrangements. Overall value was very good - I think the price is comparable with others in the area. Lisa was great to deal with. If I get a chance to come back to Kihei, I’m going to look for this place again.

Location: Fantastic! The beach was across the street. We could walk there in 2 minutes. Usually we would walk a few km along the beach park then return and pick a spot on the beach. The great part was that if you forgot something or didn’t feel like using the beach bathrooms, you could walk back to the condo easily. It was so nice not having to pack up a car and fight for a parking spot - beach access was great.

There is a variety of shopping within a five minute walk. Coffee, groceries, restaurants and a few tourist shops are all close by. The “Shops at Wailea” are about a 5 minute drive.

Condo: the condo itself was great. The kitchen has obviously been remodelled and had everything we needed. We did some basic cooking and everything we needed was there. The one bedroom had one bed and the other had 2 large beds; each bedroom had its own bathroom. The bathrooms were nice because the sink area was separate from the shower/toilet so it was easy to get ready in the morning without hogging the bathroom. The living area was comfortable and you could just sit and relax after a day outside. The only thing it didn’t have was a safe to lock up passports, laptops, etc. The WiFi worked great. Check in time was 3 pm and check out was 10 am.

Condo area: There are several BBQs available to all the units. We used the pool daily; it was warm, clean and had several deck chairs available. Parking was very easy - Lisa provided a parking pass that we put on our dash and that was it. No hassles.

Owner: Lisa was very easy to deal with. She provided a comprehensive document when we booked the unit which included all necessary details. Her instructions made it a turn-key experience. I emailed Lisa with non-essential things (arrival, departure) and she was quick to respond. We loved having an access code for the door - no keys, which was great. Lisa returned our damage deposit a week after check-out, which seems typical in our experience. Lisa was very easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and great location

  • 4 of 5

Family of 5 had ample space. Well equipped kitchen and conveniences. We loved hearing the waves on the beach, we had a wonderful view of the Maui sunset each evening and the restaurants within a short walking distance were varied and with overall very good quality. Those sensitive to noise traffic during the day a bit hectic (night time was very quiet and comfortable). We would love to come back another time!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Val, Glad you loved it. Just a quick note on the traffic sounds. As this is one of only 3 cement block constructions buidings in South Kihei, you hear very little at any time of day if you are inside the condo with doors and windows closed. As advertised, you will hear road noise when out on the lanai. That is true of any unit so close to the ocean, as the road runs a few hundred feet parallel to the shoreline. If you are sensitive to noise, I recommend a courtyard unit at any building that you might choose (although beware of potential pool noise lol). With warmest aloha, Lisa
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Spacious and clean

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 people in our group.

More than enough room to accommodate all the luggage and people. We had family dinners here and the kitchen had everything that we needed.

It's a corner unit that is on S Kihei Rd. Located across the street from the beach. You can sit on the lanai and enjoy the sounds of the ocean too! Just a very pleasant place to have stayed in. Thank you Lisa!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Denise for the wonderful review. It is always such a pleasure to host a wonderful group such as yours and we are just delighted to know that we were successful in meeting all of your accommodation needs. Do stay with again sometime and be sure to refer us to your friends, family and colleagues. Wishing you much aloha, Lisa and Family
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Nice place in a good location.

  • 5 of 5

Lisa quickly took care of minor problems and we had a great time in Maui.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Edward. Glad you and your group had a great stay. Wishing you nothing but aloha, Lisa
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Pools at Ohe'o (Seven Sacred Pools)
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Fred`s Or Moose McGillicuddy`s
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Piilani Highway
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
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Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Kamole 2
Car: recommended

Please see the guidebook that I have created for your use!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $195
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change without notice. You may also borrow tennis balls from the front desk if you wish. Cancellation fee of $75. An alteration fee of $79 applies if the change you are making to your reservation which results in a decrease in the overall dollar amount of your booking. The administrative fee is waived for alterations resulting in an increase in the total dollar amount of your reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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