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... the shopping outlets. Was beginning to get withdrawal symptoms. The last Hawaiian Island we visited was Kauai, the town of Nawiliwili. This is quite a big port and more commercialised although there were some lovely sights there too. Macy's was the department store we also explored. Great bargains! We will now have 5 days at sea before docking at Port Angeles ...
... had my first fish tacos. They are so good, it's ridiculous. We headed back to Napili Bay to get dressed and hang out before the wedding. The girls were still getting ready and Breeyn looked amazing in her bridesmaid dress she made. Chris gave us groomsmen monogrammed suspenders and flip flops to wet at the service. Around 4:30 we headed down the beach to an area of lava rocks where the wedding would take place. The Laki(the minister performing the ...
... small villages, Haleakala volcano, Ioa Valley, and numerous beaches.
Our time share had a kitchen and a nice pool and was located just across the street from a great restaurant on the beach, where they served Pupus (appetizers) during happy hour. The time share was nestled next to two famous golf courses, the Bay and The Plantation both associated with the nearby Ritz Carlton Hotel.
We wandered ...
... the mountain. There was a fireplace in the lodge which everyone was crowding around trying to warm up. It felt great!
On our way back to the condo we made two stops. The first at Launiupoko Wayside State Park to watch the surfers. This park had a rock enclosure built by early Hawaiians to protect their children from sharks which are very common in this area. Even the young kids, probably 8 or 9 years old, are ...
... had to stifle my laughs constantly because the people next to me were sleeping).
Sitting next to good people on an airplane is the key to an awesome flight. I sat next to an (almost) 11 year old and his 21 year old brother. It was fun because I'm also 10 years older than my youngest brother, so it was really easy not only to relate but also to have a good time!
After I landed I had to wait for the people I'm here with because they were on a separate flight so I got the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maui Guest House Lahaina
We stayed here for a week, after spending a week in Miami , then Orlando, What can i stay, this was the most fantastic place to stay.
Lahaina is the most lovely place
The Breakfast was so nice
You were made to feel so comfotable
Most amazing sun sets
Road to Hana an experience
I would recommend any one to stay here, and its making it very difficult to find somewhere to go next year.
Great place & Helpful staff
My husband and I stayed at the Guest House at the end of July. Everything was wonderful. Our room and lanai were very spacious and comfortable, the room, the house and pool were lovely, breakfast was delicious, etc.... But what really sets this place apart is: 1. How pristine clean everything was, 2. All the extras (snacks, in-room refrigerators, snorkle gear, DVDS/video, use of washer/dryer...the list goes on...and all at no additional cost and 3. The Staff. The whole experience with the staff here exceeded our expectations. Making and confirming reservations was easy. The travel advice while we were staying there was priceless. And, finally, when we unexpectedly needed to stay an additional night in Lahaina (traffic jam, missed our ferry to Molokai) the owner was great - not only took us in at the last minute, but gave a discount!
Would definitely stay here again and longer next time!
You've Got to Stay Here
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to stay in a B&B, let this place set the standard!
Tanna and the staff are excellent at what they do and I would recommend everyone I know to stay here.
From the moment you walk in the door, you feel at home and it only gets better. I don't know when they do the cleaning, but the home is spotless. I loved that the kitchen was available for anyone to use and the food provided was so healthy, tasty and fresh. The rooms are comfortable with their own AC and hot tub, the bathroom is cute and the access to laundry is a real life saver.
They were so helpful with recommendations of dining, activities and snorkelling. Never mind to give you full access to all the snorkel and beach gear you could ask for. I wish we would've stayed here our whole trip and not just for 5 nights.
The location is great to beaches and restaurants and shops...I can't wait to go back. Tanna you've made it so hard for any other B&B I'll ever stay in, you set the bar very high.
Affordable Paradise in Maui!
The Maui Guest House was quite a find! I'm extremely skeptical when it comes to B&B's found on the internet, but the Guest House definitely exceeded our expectations. My family just returned from a four night stay in Maui two days ago, and I miss it soo much!
The Guest House provides all of the amenities listed in the brochure...(snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, hot tubs, etc) We had stayed in an expensive resort in Waikiki, where snorkeling gear was $10/hr, so this was a relief. All of the equipment was in great shape, too. The rooms are extremely clean with individual AC units and paddle fans. There are washers and dryers to do your laundry and a selection of 500+ videos to watch either on the state-of-the-art, surround sound living room tv or on the dvd/vhs player in your room. The actual house is beautifully decorated with stain glass and mosaic tile work through out.
I can't say enough about the staff. They were so friendly, fun, helpful and trustworthy. Every morning they provided an extensive selection of fresh fruits, muffins, cereals, coffee/teas, and juices.
The town of Lahaina is a great location. The central part of town is about a 3 minute drive from the Guest House. There are tons of restaurants and shops there, including Hard Rock, Kobe Japanese Steak house, etc. We used the beaches in kanaapali(?), which were maybe a mile north of the Guest House. All beaches in maui are public, so all of the big resorts there provide public parking and beach access. We also traveled south to Marena and Wailea, where the beaches were better and less crowded. That was probably a half hour drive. The last day we did the "road to Hana." This is an all-day event. The Guest House provides tapes and cd guided tours that you can play in your car to help navigate to all of the sites along the way to Hana. I definitely recommend renting a car ahead of time and traveling during non rush hour times, as there is one primary road going around the island.
The Guest House is in a residential neighborhood. It is very quiet, and I was a little scared when we first pulled into the neighborhood, but don't let that full you. Once we pulled into the Guest House, it was paradise! The neighborhood was friendly and safe and great location. Good luck!
Made to Feel at Home
We stayed at the GuestHouse for 4 nights on our honeymoon. This place really makes you feel at home as you can use almost everything they have in the house from laundry to internet to a huge DVD library. Breakfasts (7-10) are an assortment of cereals, muffins, and fresh fruit. You can help yourself to drinks from the refrigerator at all times. The pool is a great place to cool off or relax. Tanna and the rest of the staff are wonderful. They are very friendly and eager to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The house is very clean and well run. The location is not the greatest, as it is in a residential area a short drive from downtown Lahaina, but it is still an excellent place to stay. We highly recommend it to those going to Maui that want to get away from the big expensive resorts.
We loved everything about the Guest House B&B!! It truly is any traveler's dream place to stay because of all the amenities that are given with the place. They provide laundry facilities which are wonderful for those staying there for more than one week (such as ourselves), they offer breakfast every morning from 7-10am which is wonderful for those people who need to get up really early for those tourist guides or for those who just want to sleep in late. They have internet access, which none of the other B&Bs we stayed at offered. You can access it at any time so you can email your family and friends all the wonderful stories or just check work email. They also provide clean towels daily, shampoo/conditioner/soap. Even if you need suntan lotion and detergent, they provide that too. As well as any boogey boards, beach towels, snorkel gear etc.
There is a pool outside which was open all the time and it was kept at a warm temperature at any point you use it during the day. They also had a family room with surround sound to watch any movie you want. The rooms were very clean and each one had a hot tub/jacuzzi.
Tanna, the owner, really thought about all the amenities a traveler would want and provides you with it all. The staff at the Guest House were also very friendly and helpful. And if all this wasn't enough, beautiful, clean beaches are within walking distance. I would definitely go again and highly recommend it to anyone!!
Great Value, Great Amenities
These folks have thought of everything! We had a lovely room with many extras such as beach chairs, beach towels, snorkeling gear, a fully equipped kitchen where you can use sauces, spices, etc., a huge video/DVD collection (which you can watch in your room or in the public area), internet access, a nice pool, and even emergency items such as sunscreen and first aid items. Excellent breakfast and all the staff was very helpful.
Highly recommended. Far better than the very expensive hotel we stayed in later in the trip.
Wonderful Place to Stay
My husband and I stayed at the Maui Guest House B&B the first week of May 2005. After searching the various hotels in the area and discouraged by the outrageous prices I found this gem in Lahaina. The house was incredible clean and comfortable. The owner, Tanna, was very courteous and friendly and upon arrival showed us around all of the common areas of the house. The house has a huge flat screen tv and surround sound in the media room which has viewing hours so as not to disturb the guests staying in the nearby rooms. Also there is a large kitchen stocked with all the necessities you would need to cook a meal either inside or poolside at the grill and the refrigerator always had a selection of drinks to help yourself. Our room was very comfortable with it's own A/C unit, private lanai, and large hot tub. Also, the bathroom was generous sized for a B&B and the shower had a natural sunlight window in the ceiling which was nice for morning and afternoon showers. The house was in a residential neighborhood and was very quiet at night. We were only a short drive (5 minutes to downtown Lahaina, 7 minutes to Kaanapali Beach, 13 minutes to Honoulua Bay, 30 minutes to Kihei and airport) to anything you would want. Tanna was very helpful with her suggestions on where to go and what to see. This B&B also very much caters to divers which was very helpful to us as we had all of our own scuba/snorkeling gear. They had an outside shower area to hose everything off after a day in the ocean and even plenty of drying racks for the gear. Other amenities were daily room service, a glass container of chocolates in each room, in room refrigerator, plenty of supplies for the beach (towels, snorkeling gear, boogie boards, sunscreen), a fully stocked laundry room with detergent free of charge, plenty of parking and a great selection of foods for breakfast including muffins, bagels, and tons of fresh fruit. The final day of our stay we had a late night flight (10PM) and because we chose the Maui Guest House as our accomodations we were able to fully enjoy the beaches and take advantage of the entire day because we knew that we could go back to the B&B and use the house shower to prepare for our flight home. We wouldn't have had that same opportunity staying at a hotel with a checkout time of 11 AM. I highly recommend this place and we would definitely stay there again!
Laid-back and welcoming
I agree with the previous reviewer. The building is nicely laid out and everything is wonderfully clean. This is a well-run place, with all kinds of thoughtful touches in the rooms, like a hair dryer, a bowl of chocolates, cheerful yellow "rubber duckies" to float in the hot tub, and huge quanitites of back-up towels, toilet paper rolls, shampoo and conditioner.
Coffee machines are set-up the night before in case you get up before breakfast is ready. All you have to do is hit the "on" switch on either the regular or the flavoured coffee machines and it's ready for you (decaf machine can also be set up on request). The video and DVD collection is impressive, with many titles only just out of theatres.
There is in fact a partial ocean view from the pool deck - a great place for evening drinks, lying in the hammock or on a deck chair. And it may not be a short walk, but you can actually walk into town - we did it twice. It's about a 15 minute walk to the Lahaina Cannery Mall/Old Hawaiian Luau/Aloha Mixed Plate/Compadres Restaurant and another 15 minutes to get into the downtown area.
Keep in mind that this is a busy B&B with all kinds of friends and family of the owners and staff showing up throughout the day and evening to help out with chores and to socialize in the kitchen and living room. Sometimes it's hard to find a parking spot.
Our hostess, Jennifer, was very welcoming. On hearing that our flight didn't leave until midnight, she encouraged us to continue to store our luggage in the house and use all the facilities, after checking out, as long as we needed to. It was great to be able to go to the beach, knowing we had a place to return to for a swim and a shower (there's a "house bathroom" for this sort of situation) before flying out that night. Now that's Aloha! I would definitely return to this home-away-from-home.
Great Place for the Budget Conscious
My wife and I stayed at the Guest House for four nights and found it to be a very well run facility with loads of ammenities. The rooms are spacious, well decorated and have TV, VCR, clock radio, phone, mini-fridge and hot tub. A generous breakfast buffet with fresh fruit, cereals, breads etc. is set out for guests each morning. If you like to do your own cooking for lunch or dinner, this is the place for you. A fully equipped kitchen is at your disposal and is stocked with all the items you would normally have to purchase but use very little of such as spices, salad dressing, BBQ sauce, butter etc. There is also a complimentary washer & dryer available and they supply the detergent. The outside pool area is quiet, clean, and has lots of tables and chairs for guests. Snorkel equipment, beach chairs and towels are also supplied without charge. There is a large video library for guest use and a computer for internet access. The home is in a quiet residental area of Lahaina so is great for sleeping. When you consider all the ammenites that are supplied, the Guest House is a great value in the Lahaina area. Are there any downsides? First, don't judge this property by what you can see from the street - go in, you will be pleasantly surprised. Second, the home is in a very average residental neighborhood with no walking access to stores, restaurants or beaches. There are no good views from the property. In other words, you will need a car to commute to downtown Lahaina, the beaches and other attractions on Maui.