Maui Banyan Q409 - Kihei, HI
Max occupancy: 4
1 King Bed,
1 Sofa Bed
2575 S. Kihei Rd. Q409, Kihei, HI 96753
Updated condo w/ lanai, shared pool/hot tub & tennis - minutes to the beach!
Welcome to our Maui getaway!
From our first visit to Hawaii, we fell in love with the lush greenery, beautiful beaches, and friendly people. We visit frequently to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life or Oregon winter weather. Many of our favorite beaches and snorkel spots are in this area. And we just love sitting on the lanai enjoying the expansive view. We hope you enjoy Maui Banyan as much as we do.
Karen, who is a professional artist, has created all the original oil paintings. We hope you find her interpretations of Maui warm and inviting. "One of my favorite activities in Hawaii is to get up before sunrise, and paint the display as it unfolds. I set up my paints in the dark, plan a composition to highlight what is happening in the sky, then paint quickly to record the colors of the sunrise. Once the sun comes up, I finish the painting at a more leisurely pace in daylight."
You will find a lot of these Hawaii sunrises in the condo. The banyan and bamboo paintings were inspired by the hikes in the Kipahulu area of Haleakala National Park, as well as the banyans on some of the Wailea properties. Other paintings are either studio work, or painted on location "en plein air," right here on Maui.
Paintings are for sale. Please contact Karen if you are interested in one. She can arrange for you to either take the painting home with you, or have it shipped. She’d be happy to make a custom piece for you or show you other paintings she has created of the area.
GET # 179-781-8368-01
This property is managed by Vacasa Hawaii LLC.
Property tax ID: GE-179-781-8368-01
Tennis court : Shared
Washer/dryer : Private
Pool : Shared
Hot tub : Shared
Gas grill : Shared
Great place to stay. The price was good and the accommodations
was just what we needed. Awesome holiday. Highly recommend.
We loved our stay! The condo is great, the view is beautiful, and with a short walk to the beach, we couldn't ask for more.
Really clean and homey feel! Would book again. Good partial view of ocean and mountains! Really quiet and parking was relatively easy and free! Nice pools and bbq areas! Really close to beach ( 4 min walk to watch sunset) and walking distance to a few good casual restaurants! ( coconut cafe best fish tacos!!) Centrally located. Felt really safe and comfortable! Good WiFi! Knife chairs on balcony!
-Turn on a/c unit ASAP. Takes a couple hours to cool down entire condo.
-turn fridge temp down ASAP. Was on warmest setting upon arrival (to save energy)
- highest setting for fans are #1 (not #4)
- DON’T LEAVE OUT ANYTHING! Wash out dishes and don’t leave in sink! AUNTS came twice.
- couldn’t find laundry soap. But luckily I brought my own!
- make sure to bring cooking oil or butter. Stainless steel pans were provided and I didn’t have anything to coat them with. So my eggs were interesting!! And cleaning pan was so much fun!!! J/k
This condo exceeded our expectations! The corner, top floor condo provides an amazing east and west view! Loved it!
This condo was good for our vacation. The location to the Kam beaches, restaurants, coffee shops and to other sightseeing spots was perfect for us. The condo was clean and we liked the balcony, although the balcony was not very wide, it was good for us to sit out there and relax for short periods. The bed was comfortable and we only used the air conditioning two nights as the rest of the time the weather was so nice we used the ceiling fans and slept with the doors to the balcony open.
The freezer had an automatic ice maker which was really nice as we packed lunches to have for our day adventures and the ice came in handy to keep everything cool. There was no coolers in the condo (I always bring some foldable coolers myself and good thing we did) but they did have 4 beach chairs and two umbrellas which was really nice to have.
The wifi was easy to attach to with the instructions provided and was really good, never had any issues. A Foodland savers card was available in the condo for visitors to use, which was greatly appreciated.
Now on to the few negatives: (1) I would recommend to have better instructions for parking in the email sent. There is a multi-level parking garage and a few open parking lots. The parking garage has a lot of spaces with signs for restricted parking and it seemed like a minimal amount of spots for visitors and the spots were pretty tight. We found the open parking lot at the very back of the condo was better as there were no restrictions and it was closer to the stairs to the condo. We tried to remember to display the parking pass (found in the binder that you have to write up yourself) but it really seemed like you didn't need it. All parking areas seem to fill up pretty good each night. (2) we could only find one dishtowel for the kitchen. Since it's just two of us we washed up our breakfast dishes every morning instead of trying to fill the dishwasher and an extra dishtowel would have been nice. We used a towel from the bathroom. (3) There was no dish soap provided. Again we washed up our dishes each morning so we had to go out and buy some dish soap, which we left for the next visitors. Most of the condo's we rented previously had dishsoap, so it was a little annoying but not a major problem. (4) The condo is right across from one of the two pools in the condo complex. This was disappointing because there were a few times the people at the pool were loud and disturbing. But they did abide by the rules of 10pm quite time which was much appreciated. (5) The binder that is left in the condo with some instructions was a little lack luster compared to other information I have seen provided by other condos I have rented. There is a key card that has to be used after 10pm because the doors to the buildings are closed and someone wrote a note that said the card didn't work. We tested it and it did work so not sure why the owners haven't done anything about this note left. The instruction for the parking pass was a bit vague and not a lot of information was shared about the condo complex or amenties around, which is not critical but it's always welcomed and would have made a better impression.
Overall I would recommend this condo because it was clean and has a great location but I would caution you about the noise level from pool if you are looking for a quiet spot. We didn't have any issues with getting the passcode for getting into the condo like others have reported. We only used the elevators to bring our luggage back and forth, but mainly used the stairs which was more convenient as they were right next to the condo and great exercise.
Great location with a beautiful view. 10/10 would recommend!
I loved all the flowers and landscaping. Our room was very special with lot of Hawaiian themed furniture. We love the view from the Lanai and the bedroom. We also loved all the paintings we believe were done by the owner of the unit. Well equipped condo with everything we needed to make all our meals and enjoy our stay.
The condo was perfect for 2 friends to share. I slept on the pull-out couch, which was quite comfy. Very close to the ocean and the grounds were beautiful. The condo was equipped with everything we needed for home and beach.
This holiday rental was exactly what our family was looking for- great location, quiet, and a full kitchen.
Like other reviewers, there were issues getting the key code when we checked in. No text and no email of the code. Had to call the local office and get the info from them. This was the only issue, and I was prepared for it after having read many other reviews with the same issue. Would stay again
Really nice condo but wasn't warned when booking that the elevator was being repaired and the unit is on the 4th floor. I believe that a refund is warranted for the inconvenience of slogging baggage and groceries up 4 flights. The maintenance had been planned for some time but we were unaware until receiving an email a few weeks prior to our arrival.
Vacasa service and suite itself were great
The view was beautiful for watching the sunset if you didn't want to take the 6 minutes to walk to the beach. location is awesome! Very private. AC worked great! Office staff was quick, knowledgeable, and attentive :) As a suggestion, maybe a little more clarification on how to lock the front door. We didn't realize we weren't locking the door until the 2nd day. We figured it out, but had we not tried opening the door after simply putting in the code, we would have never known that we had to actually turn the knob after entering the code... otherwise, it's a wonderful condo - especially for just two of us!
We loved this condo and would recommend it unreservedly.
1. Really comfortable king bed;
2. High-quality shower and laundry;
3. Quiet location;
4. Meticulously maintained grounds;
5. Super-clean pool and hot tub;
6. One window A/C unit cools the whole place;
7. Less than 10 minutes' walk from door to shore;
8. Lots of beach toys: two boogie boards, two sets mask/snorkel/fins, four chairs, two parasols, several beach towels;
9. Plenty of kitchen tools, gadgets and dishes (though we didn't cook much); and
10. You can see the ocean from the lanai -- and from bed!
Our sole issue was that when the suite neighbors (there's a locked adjoining door) played their music loudly, we could hear it pretty easily. But it only happened during waking hours and didn't go on for too long. Otherwise, fantastic place, five stars!
Home was clean and comfortable. The only issues I had during my stay was getting into the condo. During check in, I was not sent the information needed to get into the place. I called the number provided via the email and it went straight to voicemail. After checking with the front desk staff, I receive a working phone number to obtain the code to the place. This can be improved by receiving the text or email I was suppose to receive (I got an email confirmation from vacasa that a text or email would be sent on the day of check in with the code to access the place). On the second day, I left the place to grab lunch and came back unable to access the unit with the code I had the day before. I had to call owner to get a new code. On a positive note, during the Hurricane Lane weather watch and I really appreciated the communication from the building manager who called and checked up on me and also provided important information as well as offer support if needed to move items from the balcony area inside for safety reasons. Overall, issues were fixed after I reached out to owner but of all the places I stayed at during my visit to Maui, this was the one that had the most issues.
We apologize for the inconveniences this guest experienced with their door code. We do text or email the entry code as soon as the unit is available. The lock has been reprogrammed and is functioning well now. Thanks!
Spacious, perfect view, really good location, top corner unit, near beaches, good food around + a discount card was provided for the grocery store.