About the property
- Condo300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Studio for one or two with 2 double beds, one minute's walk from the beach
If you love to swim or snorkel in the ocean, if you want to stroll on a beach as the sun sets, if you want to spend evenings relaxing in the on-site hot tub while not spending a fortune, then our no-frills studio unit at the Maui Banyan in Kihei, across the street from the Kamaole II Beach Park, is your ideal headquarters.
Our air-conditioned rental comes with all the beach paraphernalia you might want - beach umbrella, portable beach chairs, boogie board, beach towels and more.
By booking with us, you avoid a $20/day amenity charge for using the acclaimed Maui Banyan resort, yet have complete access to all the facilities, such as the tennis court, outdoor grills, two swimming pools, jacuzzi spas and more. Onsite parking is free with your booking.
You'll have two double beds, a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, private bathroom with shower and a private lanai (patio), where you can eat a quiet breakfast or lunch with a near view of the ocean through the palms.
Although the interior decor is not luxurious, you're much closer to the beach than you would be at many of the five-star resorts on the island that cost three or four times as much. (According to the Maui News, the average nightly room rate in Maui County in January 2018 was 432 buckeroos.)
You're within a 10-minute walk of at least 10 restaurants - Mexican, Hawaiian, sushi, tacos, pizza, steak/seafood, Indian, Thai, natural food, a bistro/deli and more. (Indeed, so convenient is the location that some of our guests have managed quite well without a rental car.)
Usual occupancy for the studio unit: 1 or 2 people. It is perfect for either a couple or two friends traveling together. It can also work for a family with one or two small children.
NON-SMOKERS ONLY, PLEASE! There is no smoking allowed either inside or on the lanai.
The unit is cool and quiet, with blackout curtains that allow you to sleep late, a lighted lanai where you can sit out or eat at night (without bugs). The lanai is always shady and cool. With a ground-floor location, you won't need to lug stuff up and down stairs or wait for an elevator.
We have on-island management so you can enjoy a carefree Maui vacation.
We offer secure online booking with credit card or echeck and respond to all inquiries within 12 hours. If you select the 'Book It' option, please tell us about yourselves and your vacation plans so we can make sure there's a good match.
Because this unit doesn't include a full kitchen, laundry facilities or daily maid service, the longest booking we accept is for two weeks.
Hawaii tax registration number: W11072302-01.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Marcia Yudkin
We live on a lake in Massachusetts, where we swim every day we can, and were looking for a spot where we could swim other months of the year. Hawaii was the 50th state we visited and Maui turned out to be perfect for us. Our Maui Banyan location is across the street from the best swimming beach in Kihei - no rocks, expansive, manned by lifeguards 7 days a week. If you love to swim, bodysurf, snorkel or make sand castles, this is the beach for you. We love the fact that our unit is just a one-minute walk to the ocean, close enough to hear the waves when we are in bed, and yet far enough back from the road that traffic noise is not a major annoyance.
Marcia Yudkin purchased this Condo in 2010
Why Marcia Yudkin chose Kihei
Maui is an island with many microclimates, and our location gets much less rain and less wind than spots even a mile or two away. We were lucky to discover the Maui Banyan on our first trip to Hawaii, and while we looked at many other condo complexes, we didn't see any others with its convenient unit layout, quiet tropical setting and unsurpassed beach access. Some more high-end complexes require you to navigate a steep hill to get to and from the beach or offer distant ocean views but no walkable beach access at all. Also convenient are all the shops and restaurants within an easy walk that remain open till 8 p.m. or later. Within the Maui Banyan complex, our location on the ground floor of Building F is perfect for visitors without the energy or ability to climb a lot of stairs, who want to be far enough away from the road to enjoy a good night's sleep yet close enough to get to the beach in no time. Whereas some Maui Banyan units get miserably hot because of their placement relative to the sun, ours faces north, so that the lanais stay cool all day, every day.
What makes this Condo unique
Be sure to bring binoculars! During the winter months, you can see whales with the naked eye at the beach across the street; the binoculars show you the whales' antics more clearly. And you'll be entranced by the breathtaking sunsets at our beach. Almost every night, the sun turns the sky orange, yellow and pink in a dazzling display of nature's beauty. We regularly swim with giant gentle sea turtles here. And it's a joy to observe families bonding over the construction of architecturally complex sand castles. You are sure to bring home a treasure chest of memories from your Maui Banyan vacation.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My sons and I had a wonderful time. All the eminities we needed were available along with prompt response from owner if we needed anything. If we go to Maui again we will be trying to stay at same place!
Above & Beyond Service in Affordable Beach Rental
As a new widow taking my first vacation alone in many years, I had a lot of special questions that were all answered in depth even before I finalized the booking. Marcia, the owner, left a stack of Hawaii-themed novels for me on the bedside table because I mentioned I liked to read. She also suggested some ways to easily get to know other travelers during my stay. And when the hair dryer went kaputt, I had a brand new one delivered in just 12 hours. Add to all that, a clean hotel-style room with good beds and a cute little patio, unbelievably close to the beach. Mahalo!
Surprisingly quiet in a terrific location
I'm a light sleeper and was concerned that this unit would have a lot of road noise. Amazingly, considering the proximity to the beach road, it was very quiet at night. Dark, also, because of thick curtains. The unit was clean and well-equipped with beach stuff (much as shown in the listing photo, stuffed into 2 closets). The two of us had a wonderful beach vacation and cultural adventure and would not hesitate to book this reasonably priced rental again. No complaints at all!
Maui Banyan is great!
We loved our stay at the Maui Banyan. The grounds are beautiful the pools and hot tubs fantastic. The beach right across the street was so nice and convenient. All of the eating establishments so close to the condo were very tasty. Location of our room was awesome! Ground floor and literally steps away from the beach. The room itself lacked a little bit. It was the perfect size for the two of us. The beds I hate to say were awful. The mattresses really need to be replaced. It was pretty clean as far as sheets and counter top and furnishings but I did notice that after kicking my shoes off within minutes my feet were black on the bottom. I would recommend this room if Marcia would get better bedding. Maui Banyan is great, just this particular room had a few issues.
Thank you very much for your feedback. Our beds were fairly new and supposed to last a couple of years more, but because of customer comments like yours, we now have new, commercial-grade mattresses from a company that supplies most of the resort hotels on Maui. We also had the carpets cleaned. I believe we've addressed the shortcomings you mentioned and hope you will give us another try on your next visit to the island. Mahalo!
Good accomodations in every respect
This was our second time to use this Maui Banyan unit, and we appreciate what is provided, esp. for the price. The unit is comfortable with two double beds; set up for a small family, ideal for a couple.
Great location with lots of Kihei shopping and restaurants within walking distance. And it's right across the road from Kama'ole Beach II, where snorkeling is good, and not far from the Ahihi-kina’u Natural Area Reserve. The highlight of my trip was watching 6 turtles feeding in a cove between Kama'ole III and the Kihei boat ramp!
This property is located just minutes from the beach and a lovely pool area, with restaurants and shops just as close. The property owner is very prompt to respond to emails and provides very clear and helpful information in advance of arrival. The property is clean and nicely laid out. I did suggest that the mattresses and towels needed upgrading, and the property owner assures me she is planning on acting on my recommendation. If those two issues are addressed, I would give this property 5 stars for sure!
Thanks in part to your input, we have installed brand-new, medium-firm beds in the unit. We appreciate your feedback!
Our condo is right across the road from the best swimming beach in Maui, and only a few blocks from restaurants and shops. Even so, the property has a laid-back feel and there is next to no traffic noise at night. The condo complex has quiet hours and 24 hour security, so it's a safe, family-friendly location.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$135/nt for studio unit, + $80 one-time cleaning fee + 13.42% Hawaii tax; Resort amenities, but NO RESORT FEES; free parking. Hawaii Tax ID #W11072302-01.