Maui Guest House
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... this tipping. Then it was down to the pool and some lunch. We saw a couple get married, the groom was Indian, I congratulated the mother on her son's marriage, she said to me "isn't he handsome" ( I didn't think so) We booked in to a Fire Luau for Monday night. Had dinner at Umalu, casual dinning by the pool. Decided to float around the pool ...
... hop in. Love to have the ocean to ourselves! The water here is warm, so inviting, what a huge difference from our freezing N. CA water, which one always has to have wet suit at all times. Here in Hawaii, I can dress with my swimsuit and kayak, like the poster girls on the travel magazine. The only accessory I need to get is a good support bikini :-)
Steve led us to two snorkeling sites. One is fairly deep, at least in my standard, ...
After that, we started our drive up the mountain and into the national park of the same name: Haleakala. This is the other side of the national park we had been in earlier today. We started winding our way up the mountain, through a lot of turns and switchbacks. It was really foggy for some of the drive, and we couldn't see off some of the overlooks at all. Even some of the trees on the side of the road were hidden by the ...
... br> Today we boarded a bus for the trip to Haleakala National Park, the site of the crater. The Park covers an area of more than 30,000 acres and is located on a volcano that rises 10,000 feet above sea level.The volcano is labeled as active by some and dormant by others, but has not erupted in over 200 years. On the peak one can see the endangered silver crown plant. This plant with its ...
... coffee this morning. The queues for the shopping shuttle buses were ridiculously long so we headed into the Maui Mall on foot enjoying the warmth and sunshine. Shopping was fun.
We had lunch back on board - a bit wary eating at some local food outlets. Still have vivid memories of food poisoning on Moorea all those years ago. After lunch we tried to find a place where we could photograph the ship from the front, but we were not allowed - ...
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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.
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!
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to stay in a B&B, let this place set the standard!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.