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Dreams Come True on Maui Bed and Breakfast
3259 Akala Drive, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753   |  
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Ranked #8 of 16 Kihei B&B and Inns
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“ok But some upgrades would be appreciated.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed in the Ocean Suite for one nite but quickly realized the King bed was a strange futon base with a thin piece of foam for a mattress. Very uncomfortable and we changed to the other room the next nite to a hard as a rock still uncomfortable bed. Everything is the cheapest material...silverware was bendable, snorkel equipment was nasty, we ended up renting from Snorkel Bob's, the bamboo stationary curtain on the closet was falling apart and made it extremely cumbersome to retrieve ours clothes, and the computer in the common room has a scratched up screen and the mouse does not work. The one thing that bothered us the most was the fact that Tom and Denise disappeared for 2 days and locked the common room up for those two days, making it impossible for us to use the broken down computer, with no notice that this was going to happen. A heads up would have been appreciated. Tom and Denise are definitely good people, but just because we will only be staying with them for a short period of time doesn't mean we don't want a comfortable bed and quality amenities.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed at 5 different places during a 3 week honeymoon and this was by far the best one. Tom and Denise were great, and the place had everything we needed and more. They even prepared our final breakfast to go in a disposable cooler so we could get on the road to Hana nice and early.

Pros:
- Friendly Hosts (Tom was eager to give advice)
- Beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, boogie board, snorkelling gear available at no extra cost
- Clean Room
- Wonderful breakfasts (don't miss out on Denise's muffins!)
- Location (on highway, close to all the big beaches in Wailea, but you WILL need a car)

Cons:
- Extra charge for air conditioning

Room Tip: We stayed in the rainforest room - can't speak about the other rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Timmins, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012 via mobile

Amazing spot and great hosts, Tom and Denise have a super setup for this B&B. Right on the border between Kihei and Wailea. Well situated for all sorts of Maui adventures. Super great that they have Towels, Chairs, Bogey Boards, snorkel Gear, and even a cooler for your trips to the beach! This in itself saves you so much money, on top of the fact that this is a very reasonably priced accommodation to begin with. Great Spot!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bologna
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We decided to stay at this B&B because of the very convenient position in Kihei/Wailea. The neighborhood is extremely quiet and the property is green and pleasant, with a nice deck facing sunset.

We stayed in the Rainforest Suite, which features a private patio, a kitchenette, tv, AC and private bathroom (no window). We were a little worried because in other reviews we had read that the Rainforest Suite does not get much privacy, but we had no privacy problem whatsoever, because two sides of the patio are protected by wooden walls, while the third has a roll-up curtain. We enjoyed our patio for breakfast, for reading, and for hanging out our beach stuff. The only drawback of the room is that it gets direct sun in the afternoon (at least in August) so it can become a little hot especially around 3:00, but this was not a real issue, as we normally were away at that time and there was AC anyway, and also direct sun was good for drying beach stuff. Maybe the bed could have been more comfortable (again not a real issue).

We liked the breakfast, especially the fact that you can order what you want from a list the night before, therefore nothing gets wasted. We also enjoyed meeting Tom and Denise, they are very pleasant hosts, we hope we will be able to meet them again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Creswell, Oregon
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We stayed in the Ocean Suite, which is the larger of the two rooms in the main house. The room is quite spacious, airy, clean and comfortable, and the private patio is lovely. We enjoyed our "happy hours" on the common deck, with a panoramic view of the sun setting into the sea, and our breakfasts on our secluded patio, surrounded by flowering ginger. The landscaping around the house is very lovely. Tom & Denise were friendly and helpful and the breakfasts adequate, if uninspired. The house is located in a comfortable neighborhood and is easy to find and central to most of the things we wanted to do.

The main downside for us was the inadequate cooking facility. The "kitchenette" is a counter in a closet with a toaster oven, coffee maker and tiny refrigerator that balks at making ice. The kitchenware consists of 2 plates, 2 place settings of silverware, and a couple of glasses and mugs. The outdoor kitchen, which our hosts kindly made available to us, has a good sink, a microwave, barbeque and a very few extra items of kitchenware. It was a challenge to get any food prepared at all. Fortunately, everything tastes better in Hawai'i.

Next downside for us was that you have to drive everywhere. The neighborhood is nice, but it is far from quiet, and our contemplation of the sunset was generally punctuated by lawnmowers and barking dogs. You have to get in the car to go for a drink, a walk on the beach or a bag of ice.

The only other problem was that the reading light was terrible. I tried everything to get enough light for my middle aged eyes, and finally ended up using a booklight.

Since these three issues are very important to us, we would probably not stay at Dreams Come True on Maui again, although we very,very highly recommend the B&B for every other aspect.

Room Tip: The Ocean Suite is the best! You have complete privacy and a really beautiful patio area for your e...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

This B&B was an excellent value! We stayed in the Rainforest suite, and it was quite comfortable and reasonably spacious. I might recommend getting the Ocean suite in the back, if you can, as you'll have a bit more privacy, but unless someone's deliberately looking in, they can't see much. It has its own private patio with racks where you can let stuff dry out overnight.

Given that I'm typically a late riser, having the breakfast waiting outside our door and being able to eat it at our leisure was really ideal. And when I had early morning dives or other activities, I could even store the breakfast in the fridge for later!

Tom was particularly helpful with advice and recommendations. Hey loaned us an old copy of the Maui "blue book", which was an great travel companion. Everything in Kihei/Wailea is close by. And Denise's breakfast breads are delicious! :-)

Room Tip: Ocean Suite is preferable, but Rainforest Suite is comfortable, though with a bit less privacy.
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011 via mobile

In terms of B&B this place pretty much has everything going for it. The location is quiet and away from the touristy area and the view from the deck over the ocean is great. We slept with our room door open to the breeze and felt completely safe.
Denise was very helpful and accommodated any request. The breakfast provided is good and you pretty much have a full kitchen to use at your disposal between your room facilities and the BBQ out the back. Free laundry was also provided.
The only thing that surprised me a bit was for the few days we stayed there our room was never serviced not even as much as bins emptied. What would be the case if we stayed for a week or more??
If you come here do yourself a favour and hire a car. You will need it to get down to the local shops and get around and it is the best way to explore the island

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3259 Akala Drive, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Kihei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dreams Come True on Maui is the perfect vacation hideaway. A tropically landscaped 1/2 acre estate offering a one-bedroom ocean view vacation cottage and two Bed and Breakfast suites. Just around the corner from Maui's finest beaches yet away from the busy strip of hotels and condos. ... more   less 
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