Maui Eco Retreat ~ Lotus Room

House - Private room · Huelo Road, Haiku, HI 96708, United States
Alyson & Kutira
Your host, Alyson & Kutira
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Whether you're seeking sanctuary, looking to write the next chapter of your life, or are simply on vacation, come explore sustainable living at Maui’s premier eco retreat.

We have been fully licensed and permitted since 2009 (GET/TAT W(phone number hidden), BBPH0003).

At Maui Eco Retreat You'll Enjoy:
Directly next to the ocean
Beautiful hiking trails
Waterfall lagoons
Romantic setting
Only 15 minutes from town
Sunrise views
Yoga and meditation classes

This listing features our elegant Lotus Room. The Lotus room, located on the ground floor of the Opua house, has a large room with an ocean view and floor to ceiling windows which overlook our lotus pond. Enjoy beautiful white lotus blossoms in summer and water hyacinths and purple lilies year round. The room includes a private bathroom room equipped with shower and a large in-room closet. Sliding glass doors open to a large deck for sunning and meditation.
You are sharing a spacious, beautiful kitchen with the other guests in the house. The Opua house kitchen is well equipped for all of your cooking needs.

*ONLY FITS 2 PEOPLE thank you

*Please note that our offices are closed during the weekend and our normal business hours are M-F 10am-2pm Hawaiian Standard Time. We are a small family owned retreat and will always respond to your request as soon as we are able. We greatly appreciate your understanding. Mahalo.

All of our buildings are ecologically built and are adorned with hand-crafted works of art from Pacific and Asian countries. Our rooms have ocean views, and we are surrounded by lush jungle, ponds, flower gardens, fruit trees, and a nearby waterfall (reached by a short downhill climb) which flows into natural pools for swimming from which you can gaze upon the breath-taking view of the valley.
Our land is a wonderful place to wander and explore: you can take a short walk passing the chickens, the homes of our bees, countless species of flowers and plants and stop by our temples, where you can rest, relax and meditate. For the adventurer, our ocean trail is a moderately challenging cliff trail and the hike takes about a half an hour to get down to the ocean. You will enjoy the wild beauty and the untouched nature of this piece of rural Maui, which is occasionally visited by dolphins and turtles, and in the wintertime, the whales can be spotted breaching from the rooms. But be sure to prepare with a good pair of hiking shoes, some snacks and feel your feet, the trail can be very slippery after a heavy rain.
Location : We are on the North Shore of Maui's sunrise, just 40 minutes north/east of Kahului airport, and 30 minutes from Paia Town (on the way from the airport), which has lots of great restaurants and boutiques, a large health-food grocery store, internet cafés, bank, ATMs, post office, and lovely public sand beaches for walks or jogs, lounging, picnicking, sun bathing, swimming and surfing. We are in the heart of the island, where you will receive a full of experience of local living and no large hotels and tourism. Nature calls!
Please let us know if there are specific activities or services that you are interested in, and we’ll be happy to get you connected!
If you would like to get married on Maui, Kutira is a licensed wedding officiate by the State of Hawaii.

All of our houses are built to code and we have an official permit by the county of Maui to host guests.

Upon arrival: We will charge you and additional 13.42% tax from the amount you have already paid to AirB&B. (This is the mandatory Hawaiian Transient State Tax of 9.25% and Hawaii State Tax of 4.166%) Our cleaning fee is based on a 5 night stay. If we accept a shorter stay a higher cleaning fee is due as well. We request a credit card imprint for potential damage charges. In order to use our hiking trails, we need you to sign a release waiver. We have an extra late arrival charge for guests who arrive after 7pm to midnight.
Once we have accepted your booking we will send you a detailed information email that will support your stay with us.
During the high season from December 15th to January 31st we have no weekly fee. If we accept your booking during this time we will charge the difference from weekly to daily fee as AirB&B automatic booking calculator can not define the high season charges.

Permit Number: BBPH/0003

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
  • We still have lovely images in our minds of this idyllic retreat -- the large windows overlooking the pond and the ocean beyond. Our room and the quiet, privacy and exquisite surroundings perfectly suited our tastes and were incomparably better than any hotel we could have found. The focus on a self-contained, earth-friendly lifestyle also correspond with our own values and made us feel very much at home. We were married during our stay and our walks down to the ocean and swimming under the waterfall will be among our favorite memories.

    January 2014
  • What I really liked:
    - they call it: the "land". The huge garden around this eco retreat was one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. You enter it and you instantly feel peaceful and "at home". You've to experience it by yourself,

    - the people: We've met a couple of very very nice people there, joined some breakfasts together, met them in the evenings and chatted ...

    - the ecological set-up: the water comes from an own source, the power comes from solar cells, you'll find some fruits on the trees around, etc.

    What I didn't like:
    - how we were (not) welcomed. We arrived from our flight in the afternoon and no one was there. Although we were told to call prior our arrival, which we did even if it costs plenty. After 30min of waiting an assistant arrived, telling us we would have to return later to check in. The room wasn't ready yet, we even couldn't put the bags into the room. Well, you probably just shouldn't expect the same support as in a B&B

    - the furniture: is partly old and some upholstery smelled from year-long usage

    - the bed: the bed in the lotus room should instantly be replaced. nothing more to add.

    - yoga: there were no yoga classed offered directly at the retreat, you would have to the car and arrange a class beforehands.

    November 2013
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Hi, my name is Alyson and I am the office manager of our beautiful B&B on the North Shore of Maui. Together with the owner, Kutira, I am taking care of your visit with us. I love that this place is truly embodying old Hawaii and the magnificent side of where eco tourism is fully alive. Come, visit us!
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