Comfortable living in your own private 1850s Hawaiian Plantation House.
About Jen Quintana
ENLIGHTENMENT CHASER & MEDITATION JUNKIE We are Doug & Jen. We just purchased this beautiful property – somehow we feel it chose us. We envision Hale O Kauka Healing Garden as a sanctuary and private retreat for our immediate family, guests and eventually day visitors to the garden. We mostly live in L.A. and have a team of trusted helpers who oversee the operation and maintenance of our Hawaiian retreat when we are off island. GATEKEEPER Orion is our “Gatekeeper,” – he literally built the gate and will happily unlock it to welcome you in. In addition to providing you access, he’s pretty handy and can fix just about anything – which is really important when your house is 150 years old. Orion lives on the property full time and has his own suite and entrance, you’ll hardly see him during your stay but he’s just a text away. GROUNDSKEEPER Tom also comes around, he’s lived on Maui since he was a teenager and his long gray hair suggests that was a while back. He cares for the land, harvests the fruit and carries away fallen palm frawns – you might see him in his pick up truck during your stay. HOUSEKEEPER Lastly, Sophia is our housekeeper. Her name means wisdom and she lives up to it. She comes in between guest stays and about once a week to sweep out geckos, re-make the rooms and tidy up – she keeps a stocked supply of towels and extra linens in the laundry room. Aloha & Welcome to Hale O Kauka!
Jen Quintana purchased this House in 2019
Why Jen Quintana chose Haiku-Pauwela
Hale O Kauka Healing Garden has a long history on Maui as part of the first land grant, as the home of Maui's first plantation doctor and later as a healing retreat and bed and breakfast. It's been called a house of healing for over 150 years. Some of the original folliage planted in the 1850s still exists including the oldest mango tree in upcountry, Norfolk pines planted for ship mast replacement and some medicinal native healing plants no doubt planted by the early doctors there. This home has exactly the right vibe for relaxing, writing, meditation and healing that we wanted for our retreat space. In addition to short term rental use when we are off island we host retreats in this space and visit often for our own healing and decompressing.
What makes this House unique
Location, location, location - Hale O Kauka Healing Garden is neighbor to the Temple of Peace Healing Spa where you can access many spa services with just a walk down the driveway. We also have a massage therapist who will come to the house. Many restaurants with vegan and gluten free options are just a short walk into Haiku town and the beach is just 2 miles down the road. We love Haiku - its close to the Road to Hana, Paia town, access to Haleakala crater, Makawao town, the airport and all the shops and grocery choices in Wailuku. One of the best restaurants on the island is just mile from us, Mamma's Fish House - but if you plan to dine there you'll need to make a reservation well ahead of your stay. Hale Maile General Store is also a good dining option close by with less notice. Our favorite local grocery store is Mana in Paia and there are several excellent dining options there including Cafe de Amis, Flatbread and Paia Fish Market. For a beautiful breakfast lunch or dinner the restaurant at Lumeria is a great local choice and don't forget to stop at the Sacred Garden of Maliko to have some tea, walk their labrynth, check out their gift shop and stroll the nursery.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Loved spacious and old plantation style house. We hardly heard each other's noise once the doors of bedrooms were closed. A large kitchen was fun to cook and hang out. Owner and property manager were both attentive and communication was great. I'll look forward to return to this property in the future!