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“Great family vacation spot”
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Wailuku Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 4 Wailuku B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Auburn, California
1 review
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“Great family vacation spot”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I'm giving this a five star review based on this based on this being a family vacation versus a romantic getaway. My husband and I booked the Garden Ohana suite for ourselves, our 16 year old daughter, and my married daughter with son in law and baby. Maureen and her husband have succeeded in making this a charming, comfortable place to stay. Our room had plenty of books to peruse in our rare time away from the beach, the kitchenette was well equipped, there is a washer/dryer combo in the suite (they DO have a placard requesting a 5 dollar donation per load to their son's charity; this price is more than reasonable considering the moderate price of the accommodations and the current prices charged by a laundromat. Not to mention the inconvenience of having to GO to a laundromat!) there are beach chairs available for shore excursions, ice chests, boogie boards. Everything a family needs to go out and explore the island without having to pay a fortune for those extras: they really add up! We were glad to have extra money to spend on souvenirs! Maureen baked a batch of fabulous macadamia nut cookies and gave us a plateful on our second day there. They lasted about 60 seconds.
Why wouldn't I recommend this as a romantic getaway? The wall in our bedroom was a bit thin. I could literally hear every word the couples staying on the other side were saying. Fortunately all of the vacationers were very nice people so it was all mundane conversation but it wasn't just a murmur, literally every word. Other than that one thing we had a great time, the owners are wonderful people and we would definitely stay there again. We had a hard time leaving!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Wailuku_Guesthouse, Owner at Wailuku Guesthouse, responded to this review, 1 March 2013
Aloha Family,

I'm very glad you were able to bring along your 16 year old daughter. The Garden Ohana is perfect for families. I'm also happy about the fact that Declan's charity is a nice thing. He has been working with Hawaii Canines for Independence since he was in first grade. This will be his 5th year. Sometimes kids think it's all about them and we are trying to instill in him that there are so many others that need so much. I'm glad to hear you all enjoyed your stay with us. By providing you all with coolers, beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear, sun umbrellas and lots of beach towels you can still have the little things that make vacations even better with out the added expense. On the thin walls, that's part of the charm of a 1945 old wooden plantation style Hawaiian home. Looking forward to seeing you again with your family too.

Mahalo,
Maureen
Owner of The Wailuku Guesthouse
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

Excellent guesthouse in wailuku with easy access to all that maui has to offer,great rooms,we stayed in hibiscus and it had everything we needed,was lovely and spacious and clean,Maureen is a great host who will answer any questions,for anyone on a budget or who does not want to be in a huge hotel this is a ideal place,we highly recommend and if we are ever lucky enough to be able to return to maui we would definately stay here again.thanks Maureen and sorry we missed you before we left.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wailuku_Guesthouse, Owner at Wailuku Guesthouse, responded to this review, 26 January 2013
Aloha,

I also enjoyed talking with you funny folks from the UK. Enjoyed our little poolside parties when you returned from your day. But I think you all stayed in the Wasabi Suite didn't you? Well, any how I am glad we had guests happy as 2 clams in a shell. Hahahaha

With much Alohahahaa,
Maureen
Owner
The Wailuku Guesthouse
Maui, Hawaii
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NY
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

We were in Wailuku in January 2013 with our toddler in the Wasabi room. Great studio with kitchen, great room size (we added a toddler bed), beach towels, all king of gear for swimming, snorkling... nice swimming pool area, great parrots! Maureen was always available for us even though she was away part of that week and was very professional and generous on dealing with a noise problems that we had on the first night.
Even though it is not on a beach, the location is actually very central and convenient wherever you want to go on the Island. The price is very fair compared to everything else you can find in Maui.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Wailuku_Guesthouse, Owner at Wailuku Guesthouse, responded to this review, 16 February 2013
Aloha Friends,

We are so glad we could accommodate you and your family. Sorry for that first night when you had the noisy guest in the room next to you. Every couple of years a nuisance guest lands with us. Unfortunately I was in LA for 2 days and my house sitter did not manage the problem very well. I was happy to make things right when I returned. Glad you enjoyed our central location as well as our fun free stuff to use while you explore the island. Hope the birds were able to entertain your little boy.

With Aloha,
Maureen
Owner
Wailuku Guesthouse
Maui, HI
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Honolulu
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

This was my second stay at the Wailuku Guesthouse and it was very relaxing and quiet. Arguably the best place to stay in Central Maui. The Hibiscus room was a little small, but cozy and located near the pool.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wailuku_Guesthouse, Owner at Wailuku Guesthouse, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Aloha,

We like to see our returning guests happy over and over and over again. Much Mahalo for the chance to accommodate you a second time.

With Aloha,
Maureen
Owner
The Wailuku Guesthouse
Maui, Hawaii
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Wailuku Guesthouse. Maureen was more than accomadating! We appreciated the beach towels, snorkel gear, beach chairs and coolers available for our use. There were four of us and the apt. was comfortable and suited our needs perfectly. Every afternoon, after a busy day, we enjoyed sitting around the pool. In the evenings we walked to many of the local places for dinner. We felt like we were enjoying the local cuisine. They were not fancy but the food was awesome and all a short, safe walk. If you don't want fancy, you can stay in Maui in comfort without it costing an arm and a leg!! We will go back here when we return.

Room Tip: Our apt. was two bedroom. We traveled with another couple so this was good. Nice sitting area and...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Wailuku_Guesthouse, Owner at Wailuku Guesthouse, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Aloha

I really like to see that people understand that we offer lots of beach toys, have a great out door saltwater pool area, but are also affordable and clean. Glad to here you had a great time with us at The Wailuku Guesthouse here on Maui. I love my job.

With Aloha,
Maureen
Owner
The Wailuku Guesthouse
Maui,
Hawaii
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Olympia, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

Our first time in Maui! We stayed for our first three days at Wailuku Guesthouse. I chose this place because of the price, good reviews, central location and straightforward information provided. We were impressed. We were greeted upon getting out of our car, and we also got a free upgrade because one of the larger rooms was available! We signed up for Hibiscus, got Wasabi, but both looked great, charming and comfortable. The Wasabi Room was really sweet though. Just spacious enough, good design, functional set-up. The bed was incredibly comfortable (felt like tempurpedic-style, and my insomniac sweetie even slept well). The grounds were spectacular: the pool was clean and inviting; the foliage was beautiful; the outdoor bbq/pool/lounging area is huge and welcoming. The hosts & neighbors were very friendly. Also, there is a lot of equipment for your use for free: guidebooks, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, snorkel gear, etc! It's in a fun neighborhood with a lot of options nearby. I am glad we spent the first part of our trip here!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wailuku_Guesthouse, Owner at Wailuku Guesthouse, responded to this review, 22 December 2012
Aloha Liz,

We enjoyed your visit with us as well. Most people love that bed; good to hear you did as well. Also glad to know you enjoyed our common area. Our saltwater pool is the heart of our little world back in our garden. The waterfalls are calming and the warm saltwater is therapeutic. The birds enjoy when folks are out at the pool as they are always trying to get a "birds eye view" hahaha. Please tell your friends and family about us because word of mouth is still my best form of advertising. Have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.

With aloha,
Maureen
owner of the Wailuku Guesthouse
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Kapolei, Hawaii
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

Very romantic place. Great for lovers. The room was very clean and very spacious. We enjoy the BBQ at Wailuku Guesthouse pool side. Maureen makes great homemade banana bread. Negative part was the room window faced carpool parking area, not too privacy when the guests pull into parking lot. The room was equipped with many guide books and shows location for various dinning.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wailuku_Guesthouse, Owner at Wailuku Guesthouse, responded to this review, 22 December 2012
Aloha,

I'm sorry the view wasn't a little better. But I know you enjoyed the price. Thanks again for staying with us and agreeing that our rooms are very clean and filled with lots of fun stuff that are also free. The guide books are in all the rooms so people can navigate the island and even better all of our local restaurants with all their local and freshly grown produce. I'm also please that you were able to enjoy a dinner out at our BBQ and saltwater pool common area. Many people take advantage of cooking on the BBQ and enjoying a nice dinner at one of 3 of our dining tables along side our beautiful pool.

With aloha,
Maureen
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Property: Wailuku Guesthouse
Address: 210 S Market St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2234
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Wailuku
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Wailuku
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wailuku Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wailuku Guesthouse is a clean, affordable accommodation on the beautiful island of Maui. Centrally located with a saltwater pool with waterfalls, barbeque, cable TV and air conditioning,beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel gear, coolers for packing great lunches and chilly drinks and free use of the Maui Revealed Guide Book. The house dates back to the early 1900's as a plantation home. Then it was used as officer's quarter's in 1945. The current owners have done many renovations and the rooms are kept spotlessly clean. It offers free wi-fi and parking for all guests. ... more   less 
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