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The Opua House, our main house. Permitted by the County as a legal B&B in 2009


Last updated: 11/08/2011

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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. We have been fully licensed and permitted since 2009 (GET/TAT W40484296-01, BBPH0003).

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 the '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~

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff


          • 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

          • Pets Considered:

            Only small dogs below 15 pounds and needs owners approval....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Only in designated area's and not in or around our house....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8

          • Lotus Room: 1 queen

            Has it's own bathroom and shower. Great view of lotus pond....moreless

          • Dolphin Room: 1 queen

            Bamboo post bed. Great access to gardens with an ocean view....moreless

          • Hawaiian Room: 1 queen

            This room has a view of Mt. Haleakala and the ocean....moreless

          • Indian Room: 1 queen

            Has a view of our garden as well as the ocean. Amazing....moreless

          • All our rooms have queen size beds. And views of the ocean.

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Lotus Room Bathroom: toilet, shower

            The lotus room is the master bedroom....moreless

          • For Dolphin room guests

            Has a shared shower and bathroom....moreless

          • For Hawaiian/Indian room guests

            Has upstairs shared bathroom. Shower is located downstairs....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Shared Kitchen:

            Everything you need and more. The international crowed of guest are sharing their secret recipes. Our kitchen is spacious and the people you may meet can become your friend forever....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            We are blessed that our small island of Maui is the home of many internationally known specialty Chefs. Please call our office for contacts of catering service....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            What ever you need.... we have it. We are equipped with coffee maker, French press, coffee grinder, toaster, blender and if something is missing, we will get it!...moreless

          • Microwave:

            We support the aliveness of our food. We have sprouting jars and a wealth of information on raw, cultured and healthy cooked food. No need for microwaves here....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            We have a large double door fridge with freezer space....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dining
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 12 people


          • Wood Fireplace:

            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:

            We are fortunate that our trade winds are able to dry our laundry. It smells delicious and safes energy. This is called sustainable living!...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            We provide linens washed in bio-degradable laundry soap and dried by the lovely wind of Huelo. ...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • Natural swimming pools at our waterfalls, natural hiking trails to the ocean for diving and swimming, private temples for meditation....moreless


              • Music Library:

                We have music in the air, and you may enjoy a spontaneous live concert. Listen to our music at and enjoy our magical sound of love and prayers....moreless

              • Video Library:

                We provide our guest with our 90 minute feature length movie. ...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Books
              • CD Player


              • Mobile Phone:

                Most of the cell phones work on our land, even though we are off the beaten path. However we can not guarantee it....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free long distance calls within the United States....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free in and around the main house...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Located in the main house...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    We have a natural waterfall/pool. Enjoy the experience of diving into our natural pools. No mankind can create a better design of swimming in what Mother Nature provides....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    This is our outdoor dining area....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Lotus Room has a private deck ...moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    We are located above the North Shore cliff where we can watch the sun and moon rising from the ocean. ...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    All our rooms have a beautiful view of the ocean. It is truly amazing....moreless


                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cycling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Churches
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Arboretum
                  • Zoo
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Walking
                  • Surfing


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                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Taxes Not included


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                  The property's calendar has not been updated in over 34 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



                  Car: Recommended

                  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.


                  Owner info

                  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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                  Speaks: english

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                  • The Opua House, our main house. Permitted by the County as a legal B&B in 2009

                    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.

                    Relax on the deck of the Lotus Room and enjoy nature at its best.

                  • Dining room in the Opua house

                    Dining room in the Opua house

                  • This room is one of only 4 at our our Maui Retreat

                    This room is one of only 4 at our our Maui Retreat

                  • Truly living in our Bamboo Temple

                    Truly living in our Bamboo Temple

                  • A view you will remember forever

                    A view you will remember forever

                  • the magical garden filled with coconuts and bamboo.

                    the magical garden filled with coconuts and bamboo.

                  • Dive into the ocean, swim with the turtles. Enjoy hiking through the land.

                    Dive into the ocean, swim with the turtles. Enjoy hiking through the land.

                  • Take a swim in the waterfall lagoon. Warm yourself on the rocks.

                    Take a swim in the waterfall lagoon. Warm yourself on the rocks.

                  • Look for the circle... that is where we are located!

                    Look for the circle... that is where we are located!

                  • Less then 30 min and you are at the white sand beach

                    Less then 30 min and you are at the white sand beach

                  VRBO #385282

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Friday, September 12, 2014

                  $135 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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