Maui Banyan G 305

Rates: $249 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 119 reviews)
FOR THE VIRTUAL TOUR: 1. HIT THE PHOTOS TAB, 2. JUST ABOVE THE PICTURES THERE IS A SECTION CALLED "LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION" 3. HIT THE HOT LINK CALLED "VIRTUAL TOUR." I am certain that you have reviewed the listings of other units here at the Maui Banyan. Therefore, I am not going to be repetitious and tout all of the wonderful amenities that the Banyan has to offer which are common to the entire complex.

Instead, I want to provide information that I feel is relevant about MY unit, and why I feel that it is probably one of the finest units in the entire complex.

G-305, my unit, is a one bedroom and TWO BATH. Those familiar with the Maui Banyan know that the 'G' building is the most desirable as it is the closest to the beach without being on top of Kihei Rd. and the subsequent street noise. Some people who have 2 bedroom, 2 bath units do rent out a one bedroom part of their condo; however, when they split their unit and rent it out as a one bedroom you LOSE the second bath! I don't know about you; however, my wife loves it when she can have the master bath all to herself. For those of you who have children, it is a luxury to be able to enjoy the convenience and privacy of your own bathroom. Now, why my one bedroom two bathroom is so unique. Within the past year I have spent over $100,000 upgrading my unit. The final enhancement was the expansion of the lanai.

Unfortunately, the original size of the lanais of ALL the other one bedroom units at the Banyans were vastly undersized! So much so, that it was virtually impossible to have meals outside, as the width of the lanai was a mere 3 feet. The lanai's total function was to provide only standing room enjoyment. With my current lanai EXPANSION, 4 can now comfortably sit around a 36' diameter table, have a candlelight dinner while watching the sun set over your ocean view. NOW THAT IS SIGNIFICANT if you want to truly experience the utmost in ambiance.

The second improvement is the elimination of a common wall that separated the living room from the bedroom area. Instead of this wall, four beautiful Japanese sliding Shoji screens now provide privacy between these two areas. HOWEVER, when desired they all slide on their own individual tracks to make any combination of closures. Therefore, you now can make one big open area that joins the bedroom to the living room, and eliminate that boxy feel that was the original configuration, but still have all the privacy in your bedroom area as before. I am the original owner, and I wanted my 'home away from home' to be as comfortable as my home in Los Angeles. Therefore, there is not one piece of furniture that was originally provided by the builder that is still in my unit!

Unfortunately, this attitude is not shared by most of the other units that are available for rent. I am not trying to downgrade other units, however, there are differences, and the following list will inform you as to the amenities that are provided by my unit that were NOT the standard issue when these units were originally sold.

1. LOCATED IN THE G BUILDING (shortest walk to beach ...30 seconds, without being on top of Kihei Rd and its subsequent noise.

2. Located on the south side of the building giving a VIEW of the pool area, as well as a lovely OCEAN VIEW.

3. ALL NEW KITCHEN...including granite counters, new sink and fixtures, all new raised panel cabinetry, all new appliances, under cabinet dimable and recessed ceiling lighting.

4. ALL NEW FURNITURE, including an entertainment center that houses a Panasonic 42' plasma TV and DVD player. The new queen sofa bed has an upgraded $400 mattress that eliminates that annoying feel of the center bar. Just ask my 24 yr old 6'4', 215 lb. son how comfortable it is, as that is the bed he uses when he visits.

5. ALL NEW DINING ROOM FURNITURE, and a tropical ceiling fan in this area if you do not wish to use the air conditioner.

6. A desk for you to use if you brought with you some work from home, and a wonderful spot to set up your laptop, and enjoy the provided FREE WiFi connection.

7. Elimination in the bedroom of the original double bed which was replaced with a Simmons top of the line KING SIZE box spring and mattress.

8. Addition of a 26 ' CEILING MOUNTED TV IN THE BEDROOM for night time enjoyment as well as to give others the chance to view a different program from that of the plasma TV in the living room.

9. GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, new sinks and fixtures, and new raised panel cabinetry in both baths.

10. Addition of a SECOND AIR CONDITIONER AND CEILING FAN for the bedroom area.

11. EXPANSION OF THE LANAI off of the bedroom that has a 36' round table, seating for 4, as well as a reclining chaise lounge chair.

12. Extensive wall art and table pieces that make my unit feel as if you are in a beautiful island home, and NOT a boring stock hotel unit.

All of the above is true, and I can back it up by sending you a wonderful 3 minute e-mail attachment of a slide show that I made that will give you a complete idea of what I have accomplished to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible. People who have stayed in other units at the Banyan, and then have stayed in mine, repeatedly comment on the difference. That is why I rent my unit at a higher rental rate than some of the others. This may not be for everyone; however, for those of you who feel that the quality of your accommodations goes a long way towards making your Hawaiian vacation an EXCELLENT one instead of just a good one, then you will appreciate the phrase 'you get what you pay for.'

Keywords: See 'VIRTUAL TOUR' link below by clicking 'Rate Details' on the top of this page, and then scrolling down to 'LINK TO MORE INFORMATION.' The virtual tour is highlighted in blue, so click there. Registration Number: W30793270-01,+W30793270-01,+2390040050053

Maui Banyan G 305 Reviews

Jackie G.
September 2023
We have been to Maui many times and rented different units at the Banyan and this unit by far has been the nicest we ever stayed in. We absolutely loved staying in this condo unit. The decor was breathtaking and the unit itself was immaculate in cleanliness. The ocean-view from the balcony and the very short distance to the beach made this just that much better. There were all the amenities that you could ever need. Restaurants, grocery shopping etc were just down the street and the shops at Wailea are a 5 minute drive. Jack and Michelle helped to make this a wonderful trip and were willing to answer any questions at any time. We highly recommend this vacation home and plan to book again very soon.

Christoph M.
August 2023
Loved staying here. The condo was well equipped for all our needs. Having the second full bathroom made it super easy for my wife and I to get ready. The location to the beach and restaurants was amazing and made our stay relaxing by how convenient everything was.

Janice V.
August 2023
Beautifully decorated, close to the beach with two great pools & spas. We already loved Maui Banyan and now we love Jack & Michele’s condo!

Tracy J.
July 2023
We had a wonderful time. The Condo is great and has a fantastic view. Jack and his wife were available to answer any questions and responded quickly. It is within walking distance to the beach, restaurants & shops.

Donalda R.
May 2023
We enjoyed all of our time here! The condo and building was perfect for everything we needed. Well maintained. The air conditioning units were very efficient so you don’t need to have them on all the time, plus it cools down at night. We got a chance to see other units in the building and this one is definitely one of the nicest spaces in the building. Thank you!!

Krystle S.
April 2023
Wonderful location! Close walk to the beach, delicious restaurants in walking distance and the place had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend and we would stay here again!

Barbara S.
March 2023
Awesome everything was perfect!

Jenna T.
January 2023
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Maui Banyan with our 1-Year old son. The location is a super short walk to the beach and Kihei is a great central location for day trips around the Island. We were very comfortable in the condo and it had everything we needed.

Ana L.
December 2022
We had never been to Maui before and there were many options available but we are so pleased we chose this condo for our stay! Jack and Michelle’s condo is great! It’s just what we needed for us. The location is so convenient. Walking distance to many restaurants and shops, but also directly across from the beach! The condo inside had everything we needed and it was so comfortable to have a king size bed. Jack and Michelle were so kind to be reachable by phone/text when we had specific questions and we greatly appreciated their ability to help us. Just book this place! The view and proximity to beach alone is worth it! But the condo itself is really pretty and has everything you’ll need!

Ryan O.
September 2022
Went here for our honeymoon and the condo was excellent. Very clean and had a great view. Also on walking distance to everything you need including the beach.

Verna M.
August 2022
Good location especially if you don’t mind stairs as best access is stairs right at front of building. The view from lanai is super and a very nice size. Condo has lots of large furniture and Hawaiian artwork. The owner was excellent to deal with. Our thanks for the use of your condo.

Marianne O.
August 2022
Clean and well-maintained condo. Everything as described. Thank you for such a lovely place. We hope to return again!

john m.
August 2022
We came here for my wife’s birthday and luckily picked the perfect place for our budget. As advertised you have a partial view of the ocean that you can see clearly from the patio without having a bunch of trees and buildings in your way. Sunsets are beautiful each evening and with one of the best beaches around 1 block down the driveway you’ll find yourself very spoiled. There are several places to eat and shop within walking distance from the condo. Although a bit dated the condo itself is in great shape and has everything you would expect and more from a furnished rental. Aloha.

Kevin W.
August 2022
Everything about this property was excellent. We wanted to stay in Kihei, and the location couldn't be better... it is really close to the beach and we walked to several restaurants. Grocery stores are pretty close, as well as a bunch of other restaurants (<5 min drive). It has everything we needed to stay for a week, accommodations are great (just as good if not better than the pictures)- If heading back to Maui, we will definitely stay here again-

Caitlin B.
August 2022
We really enjoyed our stay here. Close to many things in Kihei, we were able to have so much fun, even with a high tide warning for some of the days. The property is lovely, the owner is kind and responsive, and we are sad to be leaving but happy we had such a great stay.

Sam W.
July 2022
Great location. Convenient to great beaches and restaurants. Highly recommend

Katherine F.
June 2022
Apartment is as described and fully furnished with all the amenities that you would need for a short or longer stay. We appreciated the beach chairs and snorkel gear! Would come back again and recommend to others!

Traci T.
May 2022
I've stayed at the Maui Banyanan complex several times over the years. This is a great location to beaches and shopping. This unit is the best that I've stayed. It has high quality and comfortable furnishings and a well stocked kitchen and beach accessories. The unit is close to the elevator and pool. Sunsets can be seen from the patio. Enjoy your stay!

Thomas M.
April 2022
Close to everything!

Tami G.
April 2022
We really enjoyed our recent stay. The condo was as described, clean and well equipped. We love the location - were familiar with this part of Kihei - and it’s proximity to great beaches and restaurants. We hope to be back soon!

Lucian C.
March 2022
Our family had a really great time staying in this condo on our second visit to Maui. The condo is very clean and exactly as described. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need, and Jack, the owner, provided the beach items (beach chairs, towels, umbrella and cooler) needed to improve the experience. The condo location is ideal, really close to the beach and the touristic attractions in the Wailea / Kihei area. The master bed is extremely comfortable and our kids enjoyed the expandable futon in the living room. The sunset view from the lanai is outstanding and the tasteful wall art throughout the condo makes you feel very comfortable! Overall we had a great vacation here and we are looking forward to return to this condo in the near future!

Renee K.
December 2021
This condo was exactly as described. It's a wonderful condo in a great location. We walked along several beaches which are easily accessible right across the street. A variety of food trucks and restaurants are also within walking distance. Excursions for sailing, snorkeling, helicopter rides, etc. are all available within a 30 minute drive. Communication was great while making arrangements. Jack was very responsive and provided lots of advice and recommendations for planning our first trip to Maui, he also called to make sure we made it okay and didn't need anything. There are lots of folks that stay at the complex who return each year. It is a welcoming community and you are likely to strike up lots of conversation while grilling or swimming in the pool area. We had a fantastic experience and can't wait to return.

Robin H.
November 2021
Jack was very easy to deal with. It was a clean and safe place to stay. Very comfortable bed! Convenient location. Would recommend Jack’s unit to anyone wanting to stay in the Kihei area.

Rachel M.
September 2021
The condo was very clean and just as advertised. There was a beautiful view of the sunset from the lanai and the condo was comfortable and had everything we needed for a great stay. The beach was just across the street and was beautiful for swimming and relaxing. There were plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance. Overall it was a great stay.

maureen s.
September 2021
Good location, walking distance to beach (turtles!), and good food. Pool view, ocean view, great sunset pictures. Most important......comfortable bed, a recliner, and comfortable sofa!

Terry F.
September 2021
Owner is very responsive and available. The unit has many decorative details you don’t often find in other properties. I’ve stayed in other units at the Maui banyan & this is at the top of my list. In general, I prefer this location because of the exceptional snorkeling beach, walking location to shops & restaurants and easy commute to other areas of the island.

Steve B.
September 2021
We had a great stay in Jacks unit. Clean, comfortable, nicely stocked kitchen, nice furnishing and tasteful art decorations. Jack was fabulous to work with - Mahalo

Clint K.
August 2021
Great location and sweet condo that has everything you would need. Clean and comfortable. Great communication from the owners when we booked and no issues at all during our stay. Enjoyed it so much!

James F.
July 2021
Perfect spot

Tod S.
July 2021
Jack is the consummate host. The condo has everything you need for a relaxing, fun-filled, Maui vacation.

Virginia H.
July 2021
This is a beautiful and well designed condo. It is located within a short walk to the beach and restaurants. Jack, the owner, had several items that were very helpful- two boogie boards, two beach chairs and beach towels, a beach umbrella, cooler and a few sets of snorkeling equipment. None of the masks fit us but it could be helpful since you can go snorkeling right across the street. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, etc. but not much in the way of spices or cooking oil. There is a long narrow balcony which is wonderful for enjoying your breakfast or having a cocktail later. The condo received a nice breeze and we only closed the doors and turned on the ac when we went to sleep at night. The beds, pillows and linens were very comfortable. This is a great place / location to stay, especially if you want to hike and explore as well as enjoy the water.

Garrett W.
June 2021
We absolutely loved this condo! It was perfect for our stay and had everything we needed. So nice to have the beach chairs, umbrella, towels, snorkel gear, and boogie boards to be able to use. The condo was very clean and had a beautiful Maui vibe. The pool was really close and was cleaned daily. Easy walk down to Kam 2 beach, which was amazing. The Kamaole beaches were our favorite of all we visited. They were all beautiful and not very busy. Jack was so easy to work with and communication about our stay was tremendous. Seriously, EVERYTHING about this place was perfect for us. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in staying here!

John M.
June 2021
I agree with the many very positive comments about this beautifully decorated, conveniently located, upscale property and Jack, a seasoned owner who does it all. Additionally, for seniors, you will really love the firm, and very comfortable bed, and TWO bathrooms.

Cy W.
June 2021
We had the pleasure of staying here for our first trip to Maui in June 2021 for 8 days. Condo was exactly as pictured and totally immaculate. Lots of care and love went into remodeling this property ( you can see the many upgrades the owners put into this place). Directly across the street from the best beach we found on the island! There were actually turtles all around swimming with us, so awesome! The condo had everything you could ask for and was situated right in the heart of Kihei, close to everything. Don’t pass up this gem, it’s worth it! :)

Connie S.
June 2021
The condo was equipped with just about anything you might need while on the island. The owner was very attentive to our needs and took great pride in his property. It has a king size bed that was very comfortable. The air conditioners helped cool it down for the evening. The Maui Banyan property is my favorite to stay at when on Maui. It is well kept and clean with the beach just across the street and shopping within walking distance. I will be back. Connie

Sara B.
July 2019
Jack and Michele have a wonderful and lovely condo unit. The location is perfect for exploring all of Maui. Great restaurants and shops within walking distance and Komaole beach II just across the street. Beautiful sunsets from the balcony. Jack was very accommodating and responsive to all my inquiries making the rental process a great experience.

Marcella R.
June 2019
Very nice condo. Nice view of Ocean and close to beach and restaurants and shopping.

Nicole P.
May 2019
The condo is exactly as it is shown in the photos and described online. It has so much character in the decor with the Wales and fish in the tile and on the walls. The view of the ocean from the lanai is gorgeous and the beach is right across the street. We are very happy that we were able to stay at Jack and Michelle’s condo. We had a great vacation and we would recommend this condo to anyone wanting to stay in Kihei. The wine and chocolates were such a lovely touch upon our arrival. Thank you both!

May 2019
It is an excellent well taken care of unit with beautiful decor. Steps from the beach, short walking distance to good restaurants, good view of the ocean, close to nice pool, central location to Maui sights. We were very happy to have found this.

Bob Y.
April 2019
We truly enjoyed staying in the condo on our first visit to Maui. The condo was quiet yet still adjacent to the main street in Kihei. A short walk across the street to get to the beach. The location was perfect for getting to every area on the island. The condo had everything you need although there was so much to do the only thing we did there was sleep in a very comfortable bed. No need for air conditioning (even though it was available), just open the two screened sliding doors. Great for a couple.

Courtney F.
April 2019
We loved everything about our stay! The condo is as nice as the photos and description. The owners were very kind and involved in making sure our stay was successful and made sure we had all that we needed. The grounds of the property are beautiful and my kids loved going to the pool when the wind picked up on the beach in the afternoons. The location is perfect to walk for anything from breakfast cinnamon rolls, to smoothies (Beach Street Maui), to dinner, the 808 deli for a picnic at the beach, tours, and more. We explored all over the island and kept coming back to Kamaole Beach II right in front of the condo. We used the chairs, beach towels, and boogie boards, and snorkeling gear all provided by the owners-so convenient! Every day we saw whales breaching and swam with the turtles in the surf. Kihei is a great little town with plenty to do and away from all of the big resorts. When we come back, we will definitely stay here again!

Tracy N.
April 2019
We really enjoyed this condo - great location! Jack’s communication was excellent and really allowed us to enjoy our stay even more. The view from the condo was really nice with lush greenery and view of the ocean. Kihei was a nice location and walking distance to small restaurants and shops, plus the beach. We made use of the beach chairs, boogie boards, cooler bag, shovel and pail.

Kelly R.
March 2019
Highly recommend this condo to anyone who wants all the amenities of home and more!!! The views from the lanai were amazing! We could see the whales breaching from the comfort of the lanai. Conveniently located to restaurants and beaches!! Thank you for the wine and chocolates very much appreciated and not expected at all. Will definitely stay there again !!!!

March 2019
Really enjoyed our visit here. I am not going to describe the condo, as the owner's pictures and descriptions are informative. What I will tell you is that the unit was spotless, it was super convenient to shopping, restaurants and beaches and the grounds were delightful. Parking is close by. We also enjoyed the non key entry into the unit so you're not carrying around a house key. The lanai was a perfect place to start and end our day. From here you overlook the pool to a jungle-like ravine so you are not looking into another condo. You are also looking at the base of Haleakala, and to the west the ocean with it's beautiful sunsets. The lanai also extends out beyond both next door neighbours' so it is extremely private. The sound of birds is prevalent. The property also has a security guard, however we never felt unsafe the entire time we were there. Most definitely would recommend this unit to my friends and we will return.

Deanna P.
March 2019
We had a wonderful stay at G305!! Condo was very clean and well equipped with anything you could possibly need. Beach chairs, towels, boogie boards and a cooler were all provided. The lanai had a great view of the ocean and is a short walk from the G building to the beach! The Banyan has 2 pools and they are clean and well maintained. We enjoy the the close proximity to many restaurants and beaches (within easy walking distance). Jack was very accommodating and quick to respond to any questions. He called us the day we arrived to ensure everything was ok. We would definitely stay here again!!

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.