At the top of the Maui Meadows neighborhood above Wailea, Rick and Dale Pounds have done much to make their affordable B&B one of Maui’s classiest. The hillside location offers respite from the shoreline’s heat—and yet it’s just a few minutes’ drive to the beaches, shopping, and restaurants of both Kihei and Wailea. The tastefully designed cottage has a decent-size kitchen and living room, smallish bedroom, washer/dryer, and a sweet outdoor shower. The poolside studio is a single, long room with a huge kitchen and barstool seating. The suite next door has two bedrooms and a kitchenette. You aren’t forced to be social here; continental breakfast (fresh fruit, juice, muffins, coffee) comes stocked in your kitchen. And with just three units, the luxurious pool deck is rarely ever crowded.
815 Kumulani Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kihei Phone 808/874-6407 Prices $155–$225 double, includes continental breakfast. Cleaning fee $75. Extra person $40 Amenities Heated outdoor pool; free Wi-Fi Units 3 Web site Eva Villa Other 5- to 7- night minimum. No credit cards