Aloha I love Maui
We stayed at Cathy’s Condo for 12 wonderful days in Maui. The location is perfect if you want to relax and not have the noise of traffic or the outside world. If you enjoy watching whales from your balcony, having everything you need at your fingertips for cooking, BBQ’ing and eating wonderful food and forgetting worries while just appreciating the beauty of Maui than this is your place.
If we had a question, we just sent Cathy an email and she answered back so fast it was amazing. The condo is evenly placed between Lahina, Kihei and Kuhalui, perfect, perfect, perfect..
Thank you Cathy for such a wonderful experience… We will return.. Cant wait!!
Our stay in Cathy's Oceanfront 2, 4 or more unit was more than we could have ever asked for. The unit is exactly as it appears in the photos, but the photos don't do the view justice. We got lucky and were Whale watching from the lanai within an hour of arrival. After going to bed with the sound of the surf outside the window each night, our morning routine was to take coffee to the shore and watch the sea turtles, where more often than not we also saw whales at play.
With everything you need to enjoy your holiday ... from beach chairs, cooler and towels, to coffee grinder, waffle iron and crock pot Cathy offers all the comforts of home while you're in paradise.
The location is convenient to/from the airport, and offers easy access to the rest of the island yet isn't in the congestion of the resort areas. This oceanfront unit, on a dead end street with a field behind it is a truly ideal for a peaceful vacation in paradise.
We only wish we could have stayed longer than 1 week that went by far too fast. I would highly recommend this unit to 2 or 4. Although it does sleep more, I think it would be a little crowded with 6 adults for an extended stay (with kids though I think it would be fine)
Cathy was prompt with all communication and mailed a very helpful packet with local information and coupons in advance of our arrival. We used several of the coupons. A must try is the "Smoked Prime Rib Pupu" from Beach Bums.
This unit was prefect for our holiday and we hope to stay again some day. Thank you Cathy for allowing us to enjoy your place in paradise.
Wonderful home-away-from-home! Well-appointed and well-supplied condo. Truly a private lanai--you don't see other condos and they don't see you! Amazing views of the ocean (with whales in the distance) and Haleakala. Loved the quiet street and the fact that Ma'alaea is centrally located. Very comfortable and relaxing place!
What can we say? We loved every minute in Cathy and Noel's ocean front apartment at Ma‘alaea Banyans. Absolutely stunning view of Haleakala and the ocean that can't be beat! Loved falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the ocean waves. We saw whales right in the bay the day we arrived, and a sad looking turtle visited us on the beach at the end of our stay.
The condo is well equipped, clean and looks just like on the photos. Great to be able to prepare/cook meals, do laundry during our stay and before leaving, as well as throw dirty dishes into the dishwasher. The gardens are well maintained and the pool & area are cleaned daily.
The condo is on a nice quiet road, 5 minutes walk from a long sandy beach in one direction and the harbor in the other. It's fairly central to just about everything; and except for the scenic drives we did (Hana Highway, Makena and La Perouse, West Maui, Iao Valley, Molokai), we really didn't need the rental car as Ma‘alaea Harbor is right on the bus route.
Beach Bums, Tradewinds and the cookie & ice cream store (can't remember the name) were favourites (Joseph couldn't get enough of the chili from Tradewinds).
Thanks Cathy & Noel for providing us with a spot in paradise where we were able to make many memories. We hope to revisit Maui one day, and will definitely want to come back and stay at your place (website hidden): It's almost a month since we left Maui, and I am "homesick" for Hawaii! Once you've visited, it feels like home!
The condo was better than advertised! It was quiet, had a wonderful walking beach right down the street, a wonderful pool and hot tub, an amazing view of the ocean from the deck, and the place was clean. It was perfect for the two of us. I could go on, but needless to say it was a very relaxing location and place. The host was very communicative and specific on how to get there and the amenities too. I would definitely stay there again... and hope to assuming we can make it back to Hawaii!
Cathy's place was incredible!!! The condo is even more beautiful in person and it was such a pleasure to stay here over the holidays. I work a lot and rarely take vacations, so to be able to walk outside and look at the ocean, dip in the pool or lay I'm the sun was heavenly. Cathy is the sweetest host I've had and even sent me some information ahead of time in the mail. The whole little area is charming! Next time I visit maui I would love to stay here again. Thank you south for a wonderful relaxing holiday Cathy!! :)
Beautiful view! Such a welcoming little space. Grounds were kept up nicely! Loved hanging out on the patio and watching the seat turtles every mornings. Bed was a little uncomfortable but couldn't complain with a view and amenities that were more than we bargained for! Thanks for a wonderful stay:)
We had a wonderful time. The condo was just as you saw in the pictures. The view was fabulous. Its an easy drive from the airport. I especially appreciated there being a few amenities in the kitchen. So we didn't have to buy salt and pepper, cooking oil, coffee filters, etc. Also there were just the right types of pans and things like can openers, peelers etc that made cooking easier. As you might guess I did a bit of cooking. It was so convenient. The map you sent was helpful and we loved the coupons.
We stayed here for the second week of our two week honeymoon, the first being in Kailua, HI. This was perfect! We enjoyed the calm, consistent sounds of the waves at night and in the AM. We loved the lanai to have tea and conversations. The place was clean and it was great to have laundry available! It was private and exclusive. We laid on the beach and it was great that we were the only one's on the beach. We did not use the pool that much, we are more beach people.
We liked the south shore of Maui way more than any of the places that we visited.
We just got back from almost a week in this amazing unit. We wanted a place that was close to everything and had ocean view and man did we got what we wanted. This place is amazing. The nice breeze which means no AC is along with the oceans sound one of the best things this place has to offer. Clearly the rest is just as nice. Full stocked kitchen, washer and dryer (which means no more washing when you get home) and the use of hot tub and pool made our stay great. The complex has shopping cards for bringing all of your grocery's up and an elevator so no stairway climbing in 90 degrees. Breakfast lunch and dinner are just 2 blocks away and there is a big Saveway just a short drive up the road. Full outdoor kitchen on the property for your use makes dinning in very easy and relaxed.