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Historic Maui House, 7 Unit Estate, Pool, Central Maui Location

Bedrooms 7
Space 6,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House,4 Bedrooms/5 baths and 3 cottages/3baths, 700 sq ft yoga studio

Removed from the hotel / resort beachfront crowds, the 2.1 acre Banyan Tree Estate simply overflows with peace and Hawaiiana. Giant Banyan, Monkeypod and Jacaranda trees create a peaceful, shady oasis a midst the fruit trees, flowers and wide open lawns. Several swings and hammocks hang from the trees offering comfortable private places . Our 50' salt water swimming pool and Hot tub offers spectacular ocean and mountain views. We have a 700 sq ft fully equipped Yoga Studio including full A/V equipment Permit # CP0000012

Furnished in traditional island style furniture, the living room, formal dining room and bedrooms will give you the flavor of old Hawaii.

We are just a short walk to the quaint Cowboy town of Makawao, and 15 minutes to Paia and Ho'okipa, the internationally-renown windsurfing mecca of Maui's spectacular north shore!

On the cusp of the wet and dry sides of the island, the Banyan Tree House usually is bathed in sunshine interspersed with occasional rain showers and heavier tropical rain. In the surrounding hills you have the finest hiking, biking and horseback riding on the island. There are two golf courses in the area. Telephone, fax, wireless internet and laundry facilities included on the premises.

Keywords: 9 Bed Room Estate. Consisting of 3 suites and a small bedroom in the Plantation house with 5 additional cottages, one of which has two separate bedrooms. all bedrooms have their own private bath

More Details

Property Manager
Marty Herling
Member since: 2002
Speaks spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

What makes this house unique

Most of our guests remark on how beautiful and relaxing the property is. Wide open lawns that are surrounded by sprawling old trees and flower gardens all help create the ideal restful atmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family stay at the Banyan Tree House with our two young kids (under 10) and my parents (in their 70s). It was a delight! It is one of very few places upcountry that allows children and we were all welcome to swim in the large pool, play on the hammock and swing on the big lawn, play the piano on the screened lanai, and play ping pong. The historic plantation manager's home is roomy and gracious, and the kitchen is fit for throwing large parties! The yoga studio is a wonderful bonus for those so inclined to practice or meditate. Marty keeps the BTH sustainable, with a wind turbine, recycling, composting, and eco-friendly soaps (no detergents!). We felt quite at home.

The location is convenient: it is up the road from Paia, another quaint town with a great health food store, 1/2 hour from the gate to Haleakala National Park (1 hour to the summit), and right around the corner from Hali'i Maile General Store, an award-winning cafe that serves tasty local, organic dishes. I highly recommend the Banyan Tree House.
Sep 2009
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Makawao, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Palms - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 Bamboo - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 Banyan - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 Plumeria - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 Hibiscus - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 Gardeia - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 and 8 Sue's - toilet , shower , Fully handicap accessible
    Bathroom 9 Plantation House - toilet , shower , Handicap Accessible Roll-In shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 2 Bamboo Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 Banyan Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 Plumeria Cottage - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 Hibiscus Cottage - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 Palm Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 Gardenia Cottage - 2 queen , Full Kitchen
    Bedroom 5 Sue's cottage - 2 queen , 2 baths fully handicap accessible
  • Total 1 king bed, 9 queen beds and 4 single beds We have a PAc n Play (2 baths fully handicap accessible
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House has large assortment of Cookware and Utensils provided. Cottages have, toaster, coffee-maker,fridge limited pots and pans private bath and phone. All units have Linens Provided with coffee, tea etc. There is free WIFI throughout . All guests share our Washer/Dryers, Hot Tub, Pool. Sorry but No pets and No Smoking inside


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Historic Maui House, 7 Unit Estate, Pool, Central Maui Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful get-away

  • 5 of 5

My extended family rented the main plantation house and two separate cottages. There was more than enough room for the fifteen of us ranging from grandparents to parents to teenager to little ones. We have rented many homes through VRBO, and often have issues with space, so we were so happy to have such a big house with so many beds and bathrooms to spread out in. The home is very charming. If you are looking for the fancy resort lifestyle that Hawaii can offer, then this may not be for you. If you are looking for a quiet retreat, then this is perfect. The location is centrally located and a short-ish drive to the beach. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub every day. There is a large kitchen that is equipped with anything you need to cook - there was even a coffee grinder and slow cooker. We took full advantage of this and cooked every day. There is a grill, as well, and Marty even dropped off fresh bananas and avocados grown on the premesis. If you want to go out, the home is a short walk to the charming town of Makawao, which has restaurants and coffee shops and a bakery. The home is a little out of the way, so you will need a car to get to Hawaii tourist sites. At the end of our busy days, we were always so happy to come back to the house to relax. I would recommend (and already have) to anyone with a big family. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Up-Country Maui at its BEST!

  • 5 of 5

This house was just AMAZING!! The pictures do not do it justice. A lot of times on sites like this- the pictures make a property look better and this is NOT the case. We were in town for a wedding and four separate families stayed on this property and there was plenty of room! We enjoyed making breakfast in the commercial kitchen and BBQing dinner out by the pool. Speaking of the pool- we used the pool and hot tub daily! This property is just a couple minute drive to the town of Makawao and about 20 minutes away from the Airport. If you are going to Maui and would like to get away from the resort life this is the property for you! Next time any of us are going to Maui we will be staying here!

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kailua-Kona HI USA

It was a perfect setup for our family of 10.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely spot with a big living area for our family of ten to gather but lots of bedrooms for privacy and lots of bathrooms. It was nice to have a dining room table for all of us to fit around and enjoy our evening meals together. The pool table was a big hit as was the lovely swimming pool. The kitchen was well equipped and the

morning repast that was provided was ample. The owners are helpful, friendly, and met all our needs and requests without hesitation. The property is gorgeous, situated at a cool elevation and off the main highway. Except for the occasional chirping of birds it was very quiet and peaceful. We would return if a family visit to Maui was planned again.

  • Submitted: 5-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for large groups

  • 5 of 5

13 people stayed and were extremely comfortable. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing time hanging around the pool. Location is great. Hiking, and multiple cool towns very close by. Would come back again!

  • Submitted: 29-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanside, CA

Great place for family reunions!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family reunion for 7 nights. Since this was a family reunion, we occupied the whole entire estate with just around 20 people (adults and kids). The grounds of the Banyan Tree House are beautiful. There are plenty of tropical floral plants and fruit trees all around. A huge "backyard" with a couple of tree swings for the kids to use. Being in upcountry Maui, the weather was nice with cool breezes blowing all around. It was a comfort to come back to the house after an excursion in Lahaina or Kihei, where it was hot. Furthermore, the location of the place gave us that quiet, homey, laid back feeling.

The beds are pretty comfortable. The kitchen in the main house was roomy with an oven and griddle combo and another oven/stove right next to it. All the bathrooms in the house and other cottages, are all upgraded. Marty the owner was very nice and kind to answer any questions we had. He also hung a bunch of tree ripened bananas for everyone to pick and eat by the entry way of the property. This is definitely a place that I would recommend and come back to stay every time I visit Maui.

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kahalui OGG
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Paia Beach

Surfing, scuba-diving, snorkeling, kite and sail- boarding, Photography, Hang-gliding, Hiking, Trekking, Walking, horse back riding, mountain biking


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Makawao, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Add guests/each/night C$19.81 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$77.9
Cleaning C$594.18 + Tax

Prices are based on 16 guests or less Additional guests over 12 are $30/night /guest Children 12 and under $15/night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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