Its OK , But only AC in one room, odds and ends are needed, Re Updating in general, Property Mgr. very accommodating, to any immediate concerns, that she can control. ie We felt the toaster need to be replaced w/in 2 hours there was a NEW Toaster Delivered to the units.
We have always loved south Kihei for its location to the beaches and we have always enjoyed staying at the Maui Banyan. This condo made our stay more enjoyable!
This is our 1st time to Hawaii
We have stayed several times at Maui Banyan over the years. This is the first time we stayed in this condo. It was not the best but not the worst condo we have stayed in at MB.
This condo is very plain and seems like not many upgrades have happened over the years. We are not the type of people who require high end upgrades, so we were not offended with the furnishings. We did notice the shower floors were dirty and there was dirt in the corners. The living room table lamp is weird as it alternates back and forth between dim and bright.
The bed was very soft which took a little bit of time to get used to when we are used of a more firm mattress. The shower water was warm and had good pressure.
One thing I would recommend for the owner to do is a thorough check or all the items and rooms and replace/clean items as needed. And do a good thorough clean to spruce the overall appearance.
This condo is clean and the bed was comfortable. We felt safe and enjoyed the short walk to the beach and shops. It's located fairly close to some great snorkeling destinations and an easy drive to wonderful hikes. The kitchen appliances were replaced just before and during our stay, which was not ideal for us esp. as the new refrigerator turned out not to work (though hummed as if it did). I decided not to reduce stars for this (although we were only comped part of a day's rent for this major inconvenience, with some already-purchased food going bad and the inability to even have cereal in the morning so several meals out) because a) nobody else will have to deal with this and instead can enjoy the new appliances, and b) the property manager worked hard to get us a new refrigerator as soon as possible, left us a gift card to a grocery/deli to help further comp us, and oversaw the stove install as well to make sure that was smooth. She definitely has renter's experience in mind and tries to make everything smooth, which will also apply to future guests. The kitchen worked great for all our needs (we cook all meals) once we had a working refrigerator. The couch pullout bed was standard (not v. comfortable as a bed, though comfortable as a couch) but worked fine. We were glad to have the 2nd bathroom and, despite once doing laundry and dishwasher at the same as 2 showers, the water pressure was fine. The indoor space was spacious enough for the 3 of us and we also enjoyed the lanai. Parking, once you have a pass from the front desk, is anywhere that isn't marked as reserved and there were always available spaces at least on the roof of the garage despite the busy time (2nd half of Dec). Other than some cats yowling one night and people arguing on the beach one morning, the grounds were very quiet and we didn't hear across walls or between floors, which, as a light sleeper, I appreciated.
If I could suggest something you need to add to your condo it would be a small safe. I felt very uneasy leaving my passport, purse in room without somewhere to lock it up. I’ve stayed in other vrbo’s that provided the safe.
I truly enjoyed my stay and have already recommended your condo to friends.
Thank you for a lovely experience in my vacation.
This unit was an absolutely wonderful location with a nice view of the mountains. There is virtually no ocean view with the exception of the few glimpses through the trees. The unit was very dated and could have used a good dusting on some baseboards and wall hangings. We couldn’t get the living room remote to work and sometimes the bedroom one worked in the living room so we made due. The a/c was great in the living room but barely cooled the bedroom and it was loud. The sliding door to the living room balcony was very loud. The fabric blinds and bedroom curtains are due to be replaced. With all that said, the unit was very comfortable and well stocked, though there wasn’t a cooler and I thought there was supposed to be one. Almost everything we wanted was within walking distance. We used a Safeway about 10-15 minutes away for groceries. I do wish there were parking instructions in the welcome letter and our pool code was wrong but again, we’d still stay here. The cons, though I list most of them, were outweighed by the proximity of the beach and restaurants.
Condo is clean and has everything you need…however the unit is dated and could use a new sofa, washer, and second ac(or split ac)…would stay here again
The location is great, very walkable to a lot of restaurants and shopping and most importantly the beach is very close, 2-3 minute walk. It would’ve been nice to know where to park our rental car since our flight arrived very late and the office was closed. Thankfully security helped us out. The unit is not fancy but had everything we needed. Was a great vacation!
The condo was clean and inviting. Only a couple minutes walk to the beach.
The location of this property is near everything you would require. Our host Katie is an amazing lady and very knowledgeable. Thank you for allowing us to stay. ALOAH
The unit looked out on a garden and green area which gave us privacy and was way better than the units that looked out on the parking garage and other units. The only slightly down side was the bedroom is an area off the living area that is separated by sliding frosted glass doors one of which went off its tracks but even when in place let in light and noise from the living area. Clearly a "one bedroom" but in practice more like a large studio apartment.
No real instructions so here are some tips. Park on the 3 floor of the parking garage anywhere. 2 bathrooms don’t have enough water to take showers at the same time. The light switch toggle is Primary bath. The bedroom light turns on and off by itself. The window air conditioner is loud. Ok for days. At night we slept with sliders open. If you do laundry be careful the lint trap (metal) is broken. I wiped it out with paper towels. Enjoy your stay location is great for Kihei. I reached out with my concerns to management company. I got no reply ! Aloha !
Check in was super easy. Location was A1. Literally 3 min walk to the beach with an amazing view of the sunset. The sunrise comes right into the bedroom. Clean upon arrival. Appliances worked perfectly. 2 bathrooms for convenience. Parking was easy and accessible at all hours. Amazing place to stay in the amazing city of Kihei.
Great location in terms of beach access and dining possibilities. Having a 2 nd toilet room with a shower even with just two of us there, was really nice.
Condo was neat, clean and efficient had everything we needed
Great location across the street from the beach and walking distance to restaurants. Easy parking and check in process.
Place was excellent and worked well for our family. Was roomy for a one bedroom. And really appreciated the second bathroom! Unit was very clean and the location was great!
Nice condo that had everything necessary for a comfortable vacation. It was a bonus to have 2 bathrooms. Good view from the balcony.
Property right across Kamaole Park beach. They also had beach accessories at the property which is a plus!
Property was as advertised.Would stay here again.
The Maui Banyon resort is the perfect place to relax. You can drive around the island and explore, or you can walk around the neighborhood. It is located right across from the beach, within walking distance of may stores and restaurants and even grocery stores. They have everything you need, they even supplied beach towels, beach chairs, a cooler. I would most definitely stay here again.
We enjoyed ourselves, as usual. This was the fourth time for us staying at Maui Banyan.
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