Garden Gate Bed & Breakfast is located at 67 Kaniau Road in Lahaina, Maui, on a quiet residential street. Looking at it from the front there is no clue as to the charm that lies in the back.
Their phone number is 800-939-3217. The website is: www.gardengatebb.com.
The location is only a 5-minute drive to a beach area.
It is 45-minute drive from Kahului airport and just ten minutes from the smaller West Maui airport. The bed & breakfast is a three minute drive to old Lahaina town and also to the Kaanapali Beach area. It is one block from the ocean and two blocks to the beach. The bed & breakfast is owned by hosts Jaimie and Bill Mosley.
About the Bed and Breakfast:
Guests do not go into the Mosley's own home. We entered by a side gate and are greeted with a beautiful garden area. We walked over a short bridge with a stream running under it which the Mosley's had made. All around are the gorgeous flowers I only saw on Maui, pineapple and banana trees and of course the geckos. Don't be afraid of these little, tiny lizards. They are harmless and actually very cute.
The Mosley's built a wing-like building that has 4 units. Each unit opens to a little different feeling. For example, our unit was up a few stairs and opening the door (leaving our shoes outside) there were about 4 rooms in that wing. Each room was a little different (We peaked into a couple.) and had different names and prices.
On both the upstairs and downstairs floors there are other separate entrances which house deluxe suites with refrigerators, microwaves, decks and a separate pull-out sofa for children. Looking around for our room the first night, we passed by one of the very attractive suites. It made our tiny room look even smaller!
Our room really was small, but we spent very little time in it. For $89 a night we were happy - as long as it was clean. The room had a wicker dresser and night table, a mini-refrigerator in the closet (which had a mirror on it), a shower, hairdryer and regular soap in a pump dispenser. The shower had a soap and shampoo dispenser, which was nice, though. This was the no-frills way to go. The name of our room was the Ginger room.
If you want to stay here and you don't want the smallest room, you don't want this room. We enjoyed it, but we were on a budget. We had a queen-size bed. The television was up high-up, like you would find in a hospital. Actually this was an efficient way to get a TV in this room. The Mosley's had paperbacks in the drawers. The air conditioning worked well, but we did have a bit of a problem closing the curtains. Luckily nothing was next to our window except thick bushes.
Our room and the entire facility was really clean. The mini-refrigerator was spotless. It was obvious that the Bed & Breakfast is kept in very good condition.
There were many sitting areas around the grounds, including outside the door to our wing. On the table on this deck were magazines, a radio and CDs which we needed for our trip on the Road to Hana. Everything was available to borrow. Truly, almost everything!
There was no housekeeping except that trash was picked up regularly. I do believe this may have been the only Bed & Breakfast I have been to where there was no housekeeping. That is true of all the rooms.
Available also are small rooms with twin beds and the other rooms I mentioned that were larger are called the Garden Studio and the Lanai Room. A couple on their honeymoon was in one of these suites.