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Been living on Maui for over ten years, active surfer and kiteboarder. Started two cafes here (LiveWire Cafe) and working on new project called (website hidden). I grew up in the Philippines.
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The place is nice,clean,and private. everything there is good.
Wir hatten eine super Zeit in dem kleinen und schönen Studio. Es ist sehr schön und mit allem Nötigem eingerichtet. Das Studio ist sehr gut gelegen, ausserhalb Makawao in der Upcountry.
We stayed here for our first 3 nights in Maui. The suite is simple, cozy, and comfortable. We were glad to have the kitchenette/BBQ to cook some of our own meals but we also ate at a place recommended by Ben - Market Fresh Bistro - they have an amazing Fish Benedict! There were mosquitoes out on the patio area in front of the suite so we mostly ate inside. All in all, a great place to stay and convenient base for exploration of Upcountry and Haleakala.
Ben's private studio is exactly same like on a photos. I have to say thank you to Ben to his kindly attitude before our reservation and during our vacation. He gave us many advise. Private studio is great and clean, and location is absolutely perfect to explore all Maui Island.
Simple basement studio, with a nice private entrance and back yard. The room had all we needed as a couple, it was thoughtful of Ben to also stock it with beach chairs, beach towels, a cooler and umbrella. Well stocked small kitchen, and even some nice organic shampoo :) Cozy! No sidewalks in the neigborhood, and a bit of a walk to town, but very convenient driving access to the island's highways- to town, up the mountain, to Kula.
Ben was not at home when I arrived, but I was able to reach him by phone and from our conversation he made me feel welcome and that if I needed anything to call. The place had everything shown and was even nicer. Ben thought of everything you would need to make your stay comfortable. Everything was clean and in very good condition. I would stay there again.
Wir haben Ben zwar nicht persönlich kennen gelernt, aber alles war einwandfrei. Das Appartement ist super ausgestattet; alles was man braucht ist vorhanden - und noch viel mehr. Vom Haartrockner bis zur Microwelle und von Strandhandtüchern bis zu Strandstühlen ist alles da. Das Appartement war sehr sauber und ruhig. Es liegt im hinteren Bereich des Hauses mit eigenen kleinen Garten. Die Kommunikation mit Ben per Mail hat prima funktioniert. Danke Ben!
Our stay at Ben' s place was excellent. He has an amazing personality. He is kind, friendly and really responsive on any questions you might have. The room was really clean, big and we felt like home. We also ate a couple of times at home (saved a lot of money :) ). By the way Ben also provided us with beach towels, beach chairs, an umbrella. Highly recommend! Thank you Ben for a great stay.
Although I did not meet Ben until the last day of my eight night stay, I felt that he, via email, was always there for me, responding helpfully and thoughtfully to my questions about this or that. He should be a hotelier, for in attentiveness and responsiveness he'll surely best the staff at the Four Seasons beach resort---my frequent choice for swimming (Wailea Beach). The studio is as described, yet saying that leaves out all the attention to detail that Ben puts into my/your stay: beach towels, chair and umbrella; fine, organic shampoos and conditioners; splendid guidebook (use it, it's the best around), etc., etc. And if you like privacy (with outdoor space), here you have it---terrific for a couple who want to just loll the evening away. Yes, the kitchenette is small, yet it served my purposes well, with a fridge, microwave, and toaster oven (there's a grill outside that I didn't use)....Some tips: Hansen Road is a good shortcut to the South Maui beaches (see guidebook mentioned above)... A mall with most everything (e.g.,supermarket) is nearby---head back to rte 37, continue past it, then at the next stoplight, take a right. Continue until you see an Ace Hardware on the left....Ben's airbnb is one of the two best that I have stayed at...Lucky me..
Ben and Crystal were great! They were both very welcoming and made sure we got settled in. Ben also made some wonderful hiking suggestions. The area was safe, quiet, close to the airport and beautiful hiking trails. I would recommend this place to anyone who's visiting Maui for the first time or 50th time. Just a beautiful place to stay!
The good - Ben and his family were friendly while they were here and took good care of the place. I gave 5 stars for Cleanliness and Observance of House Rules.
The bad - I've had a difficult time writing the rest as Ben's profile and reviews don't seem to indicate anything like what I experienced, so it's a bit hard to reconcile. I'll skip the details as I think we both could have done a better job of communicating to avoid the issues.
While I won't be hosting him again, I'd recommend to any future hosts to be VERY CLEAR that communication around any issues that arise during the stay are immediate/prompt, and do not occur after the stay.
Ben and his family were very considerate of our personal belongings. His communication was clear and concise. He was very friendly and easy to work with. They went above and beyond our expectations in keeping the house very clean and ready for my return. I highly recommend Ben to any renters.
Ben & Crystal are the perfect guests - two friendly, down to earth and easy going people who we hope to meet again one day. Look out Maui!
Ben was a great guest, communicating well in advance so we could easily adjust his stay. The place was left well cared for. He would certainly be welcome again!
Ben and Crystal are just adorable.Easygoing, warm and communicative. We would have loved them to stay longer. They left the apartment very clean and tidy. Perfect airbnb guests!!
Ben was a great guest, interesting funny and punctual. I strongly recommend him to all the hosts around the world :)
Ben was a great guest!!! I recomend him!!!
Ha sido una pareja encantadora, muy respetuosa y dejó el apartamento en perfecto estado, le doy las gracias por su comportamiento y será un placer tenerlos cualquier otro host en casa espero que haya disfrutado de su estancia en Sevilla y quiere volver y visitar. Gracias
great guest. we would gladly host in the future