This bed-and-breakfast (where “you are never just renting a room”) was a dream come true for hosts Tom Croly and Denise McKinnon, who, after several years of vacationing in Maui, opened this three-unit property in 2002. They offer a stand-alone cottage and two private suites in their house on a half-acre in the Maui Meadows neighborhood, just a 5- to 10-minute drive from the shopping, restaurants, golf courses, and beaches of Kihei and Wailea. The adults-only suites offer a private entrance and lanai, kitchenette, 42-inch TV, air-conditioning, and use of laundry facilities. Continental breakfasts are offered room-service style: Choose from the menu of freshly baked pastries, mangoes right off the tree, and other treats. Hang your order on your door, and in the morning it’ll be delivered at your chosen time. Rooms are a bit tight, but you’re free to use the oceanview deck, living room, and outdoor cooking area. The one-bedroom cottage has ocean views from several rooms, vaulted ceilings in the living room, wraparound decks, and marble in the kitchen and bathroom. Suites and units have air-conditioning, but tradewinds tend to cool them naturally. Tom is on duty as a personal concierge, doling out beach equipment and suggestions for where to snorkel, shop, or eat dinner.
Dreams Come True on Maui
3259 Akala Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kihei Phone 877/782-9628, 808/879-7099 Prices Suites (4-night minimum; no children under 12) $125–$149; cottage (6-night minimum) $169–$199. $125 cleaning fee; extra person $15. Continental breakfast included with suites. Amenities Concierge; free Wi-Fi. Units 3 units Web site Dreams Come True on Maui
Map3259 Akala Dr. Maui
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