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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Huelo bed and breakfast description
We are the Hidden Jewel on the North Shore of Huelo and once you find us ~ you have found Shangri-la ~ the lost paradise.
The Opua house is flawlessly decorated and maintained to embody divine beauty. Each uniquely adorned room shares a common dining room and gourmet kitchen, where souls commune and new friends are made. It has four individually rented rooms. Single or double occupancy. The room rates are between $120-155 nightly, check website for further information.
This is an extraordinary place full of genuine Hawaiian Mana (blessings). It can be felt the moment you set foot on our lush green land. Whether you are seeking sanctuary, looking to write the next chapter of your life or are simply on vacation, come explore sustainable living on Maui's 5-star certified Eco-Retreat, voted 'The Greenest Spot on Maui' and the proud recipient of TripAdvisor's 'Platinum Green Leadership Award 2013'.
We believe if you found us you are meant to be with us. At our place you can escape from the places that are filled with tourists. Yes, this is the old Hawaii you have been looking for: exotic, wild, waterfalls, hiking trails, lush and bamboo forests next to the ocean and yet only 15 min away from shopping centers and restaurants. Get ready to embrace yourself to explore an inner and outer journey.
Choosing our place, you automatically setting off your carbon footprint. Yes, with staying with us, you are contributing to the sustainable green living movement, that is expanding daily. Thank you for considering our place.
Parents: We are not the perfect place for small children. Children older than 5 years enjoy learning 'living ecologically safe' and we welcome their participation in the garden.
At our Maui Retreat you'll enjoy: Solar power, we are completely off the grid, delicious well water, secluded oceanfront property with amazing water-fall trails ending at a lagoon for swimming, temples to meditate,create or relax in. Simply a very romantic setting. We offer luxurious and unique accommodations. Close in proximity to the picturesque beach town of Paia. We are proud of what we have achieved in the past 25 years consciously carving and creating out of raw jungle a template for future sustainable living.
Well, are you ready to embark on a journey off the beaten path and discover the elegance of sustainable living?
For over 25 years we have tended to this land and respected the Hawaiian nature and ancient way of living in harmony with Mother Earth.
We are specialized in structural bamboo - the lumber of the future. We have been taking care of this sacred land since 1988 and we are environmental-spiritual activists. We have designed all the structures with ecological and sustainable lumber mostly using bamboo and recycled materials. We have imported many of the stone and wood carvings from Asia. Our entire retreat is designed in a temple style perfect to blend Hawaiian design with Asian architecture. Our bamboo farm is an invitation for agriculture tourism and contributing to the new consciousness of alternative energy and living organically and ecological sustainable. We invite you to watch our feature length movie 'The Dance of Earth and Spirit'.
There are 10-acres of grounds surrounded by 13 acres of state land, featuring natural swimming lagoons, meditation spaces, dramatic ocean front, and hiking trails. Organic coconuts on-site and tropical fruits are available when in season.
How to find our Maui Retreat:
We are only located 15 miles from Kahului airport on the North Shore near the town of Haiku and Twin Falls.
What makes us sustainable:
We are 100% organic and apply the Premaculture method (Permanent Agriculture for a Human Base Eco-System).
We provide natural well water on property for drinking and water catchment’s for landscaping. 50% of our buildings are constructed from Bamboo or recycled materials. We recycle ours and our guests' waste including glass, cardboard, paper, plastic and aluminum cans. We feed our food waste to the worms and our eight meditative chickens and the rest goes into the compost station.
We provide a guest book with many great informational pages on how to be sustainable and historical tips of the land and its surrounding.
We are an spiritual artistic community family and educate young people who are interested in sustainable living. We are ready to serve you and provide you with an unforgettable experience of living elegantly green!
When you are ready to book this magical journey, call us and also take some time to explore our website. This will invite you to find out even more of what we have to offer as a spiritual, artistic, creative musical family of kindred spirits. We welcome the new dawn of the Eco-Traveler ~ YOU!
Keywords: House, perfect for singles, couples, and honeymooners who enjoy to be 'off the beaten path'
Yoga & Qigong Practitioners, Meditative Retreat Setting.
~Designed Elegantly for the Artist in You~
- 1700 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Bed And Breakfast
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
Not Suitable For Children:
No small children under the age of 6. No more than one to maximum two children. Needs owners approval and a phone call to the office is appreciated to discuss if we would be the perfect place for you....moreless
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8
- All our rooms have queen size beds. And views of the ocean.
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Shared Kitchen:
- Catering Available:
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Our out door fire pit invites for story telling and full moon celebration. When the fire clams down you can put your food on the grill and keep sharing your stories of the day with a lovely glass of wine. Needs advanced booking and rates apply....moreless
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- Mobile Phone:
- Free Long Distance:
- Wireless Internet:
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Whale Watching
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- This side of the island holds the lush jungle,the waterfalls, the agricultural part and the famous road to Hana. Certainly a must to see - the aliveness of Mother Nature and her bounty. Enjoy the world class surfers from around the word at Hookipa beach. Stroll through the picturesque town of Paia, visit the top of the line organic grown local shop called 'Mana' and get a feeling where the locals 'hang out'. The small shop owners are have all unique offerings, beauty saloons, coffee shops and great small restaurants are a pleasurable way to spend some time on our side. During winter time the whales are back and as this is a small island everything is easy to reach including the white sand beaches in Paia, As this part does not have any hotels only a few permitted B&B you will experience the lifestyle in Hawaii and get a real taste of what it means living here. Welcome to our side of the Paradise....moreless
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With Deep GratitudeGuest comment entered by owner
With Deep Gratitude
We thank you for sharing your home, wisdom and beautiful property with us. What a magical experience! Peace, relaxation and inner joy. Many Blessings
- Guest Joyce & Eric (Portland, OR)
- Date of stay 03/02/10
- Review Submitted 06/20/12
What an Incredible Place!Guest comment entered by owner
What an Incredible Place!
This Bamboo Temple is permeated with spirit. A perfect place to retreat to -- to look inward and outward - the moonrises and sunrises over the ocean, the stars at night so plentiful we saw the Milky Way; the walk down to the ocean is unforgettably beautiful... Raphael's music and evening talks are something we will take with us as well. We can't imagine a better place for a couple to stay. Thank You! We will come back.
- Guest Merry & Robb
- Date of stay 08/04/10
- Review Submitted 06/20/12
Photos are Deceiving!
Photos are Deceiving!
We were so taken by the photos and thought we had found paradise. We were sorely disappointed. Our room smelled like mildew (no fans or good ventilation) and was tired looking with sub-standard mattress and bedding. Almost everything at this "retreat" center was either broken, dirty, unable to use or lacking in another way...plastic flowers, broken tile, peeling paint, stopped up bathrooms that are all shared, the list goes on.There is a communal kitchen with not enough fridge storage for more than a few days of groceries as it is shared by many others. We hardly ever saw the owners so it was difficult to get assistance. They have "woofers" (folks working for lodging) staying in the main house, meaning they are not paying guests, adding another element. Unfortunately a real beach is a long way away unless you want to try the challenging descent to the rocky beach at the retreat center. Yes, the setting is stunning but not worth it. We found it to be an unsettling experience that we would not repeat. It has taken me a long time to want to recall our stay here as it was that unpleasant. We would have asked for a refund but dealing with the owners was not worth it. We stayed away as much as we could and just used it as a place to sleep. We will never return.
- Guest Mel (Eugene OR)
- Date of stay 02/13/12
- Review Submitted 06/06/12
Owner response: We feel sad that these visitors never even made the attempt to talk to any of us while they were here. We take pride that we welcome our guests and care for them. Any suggestions and request we receive are attended to immediately. Below we address some of their concerns. “We were so taken by the photos and thought we had found paradise.” Yes, and we know that a picture says more than 1000 words. How can our place be so misrepresented where so many guests come and experience happiness and enjoy the North Shore of Maui with us. “…no fans or good ventilation…” We do not need any ventilation as we have always a trade wind that keeps our place almost 10 degree cooler then the South side of the island. “We hardly ever saw the owners so it was difficult to get assistance. They have "woofers" (folks working for lodging) staying…” We constantly upgrade and renovate and attend to our guests needs. The owners are available at anytime and often welcome people who arrive late at night. We have a caretaker couple, an office staff and students who are learning the art of living sustainable. They have their own space and are very helpful to any of the guests. Very often a kin bond is formed between guests and those who live here. “Unfortunately a real beach is a long way away unless you want to try the challenging descent to the rocky beach at the retreat center.” We have a video on our website that shows how we are located. We certainly have no interest to have visitors at our place who are not happy. We send clear information what can be expected and we have it in writing on our website that the ocean trail is for hiking. We actually tell people if they are looking for white sand beaches they will not find them on the North Shore. If they are looking for a more adventures, and off the beaten path holidays, we are the place. Well, one thing we learned in the many years we are in business here, a ‘bad’ report is written fast and displayed. It took these guests almost half a year to write this review. A good report is seldom posted and the memory of those guests stays in our hearts and many choose to return to our blessed land. Here is a lesson to be learned for us, we certainly now will encourage our guests to post reviews on Trip Advisor as they abundantly share their blissful visits in our guest books.
great place to szay
great place to szay
It is defenitelty a great place to stay, houses and rooms are beautiful - clean, made with loving care and awareness for details just like the picture show. What I especially like is that the owners care for the environment and work sustainable. Our group had a great time there - just the way to the property is not so easy to drive. It is a great start for the Hana Road. The owners have been helpful and the place can be recommend as the greenest spot on Maui.
- Guest sujatiya (canaroes)
- Date of stay 12/27/10
- Review Submitted 12/19/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for this wonderful review. Yes, we are "off the beaten path" and once you find us ~ you found Shangri-la, the lost paradise. Our roads are an adventure, magical and yet totally safe for normal compact rental vehicles. Our road is the beginning to celebrate your visit in the old Hawaiian style.
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Dec 15 - Jan 31, 2014
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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Year Purchased: 1988
About the owner: Raphael is a world famous musician and composer. He is an Embodied Spirituality Teacher and offers Qigong classes and private sessions. Raphael especially loves to support those who seek to find their creative voice and talents. He is available for private session and he teaches once a week an evening class in his studio. Kutira is an author, musician, spiritual environmental activist, social entrepreneur, teacher and creator of Embodied Spirituality and founder of the Kahua hawaiian Institute. She is a mentor to many students and teachers around the world. Kutira dedicates a big part of her life, empowering women and organizations, which support ecological awareness and health education. Her groundbreaking work in sustainable living is globally acknowledged. Together they are a very dynamic team and have created many wonderful projects. Their land is scared and they guard the precious 'Aina' with their hearts. As famous artist Alex Grey once said: 'What I paint, Kutira and Raphael build. Truly magical temple builders of Mother Earth.'
Why the Owner Chose Huelo:
This land was known as 'Resting Place of Mature Souls' by the ancient Hawaiians. This area has always been a special place to leave your daily schedule behind and escape into a world of fast manifestation, where spirit can hear you and your questions get answered. And, we did not choose, the land chose us. We do not own ~ the land owns us! We are only the care takers for our short time on this planet. We are committed to leave a legacy to our children so they can carry forward what we have been given from Mother Earth... the rights to have clean water, fresh air, healthy soil and living in harmony with nature and each other.
The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
Exploring an elctro-magnetic free field lets you discover deeper and resting sleeps, dreams and you may experience an exhilarating feeling of wellbeing in a few days. Our bodies will receive the deserved rest from the hectic and constant buzz around us. Your soul can rest in a tranquil environment that has been held in a spiritual way for many years. Simply, come and experience. As Albert Einstein once said 'Knowingness is nothing but experience'. We are ready for you.
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The Opua House, our main house. Permitted by the County as a legal B&B in 2009
Relax on the deck of the Lotus Room and enjoy nature at its best.
Dive into the ocean, swim with the turtles. Enjoy hiking through the land.
Relax at the pool. Take a swim in the lagoon. Warm yourself on the rocks.
Look for the circle.......... that shows you what it means &quot;Off the ...
less then 30 min and you are at the white sand beach
the magical garden filled with coconuts and bamboo.
Kitchen in the Opua House our main house. Wonderful place to connect with others
Dining room in the Opua house
This room is one of only 4 at our our Maui Retreat
truly living in temple
A view you will remember forever
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