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Last updated: 02/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Houses, 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8) rooms are rented separately

This extraordinary place is 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’ since 2013 to today.

We offer Yoga classes in the morning and other spa treatments and our nature hiking trails is what makes our land so popular.
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 proud of our achievements in the past 25 years consciously carving and creating out of raw jungle a template for future sustainable living. Are you ready to embark on a journey off the beaten path and discover the elegance of sustainable living?
We are the Hidden Jewel on the North Shore of Huelo and once you find us ~ you have found Shangri-la ~ the lost paradise. Full license and permitted since 2009 (BBPH0003). Our Tax ID is 063-848-6J28-01.

Maui Retreat is a 10-acre, secluded oceanfront property with amazing waterfall trails ending at a lagoon for swimming. We are completely off-grid and you'll enjoy: solar power, delicious well water, temples to meditate, create or relax in. It is simply a very romantic setting. We offer luxurious and unique accommodations. Organic coconuts on-site and tropical fruits are available when in season.

Choosing our place means you automatically lower your carbon footprint. When staying with us, you are contributing to the sustainable green living movement, that is expanding daily.

Escape the tourist-filled places! This is the old Hawaii you have been looking for: exotic, wild, waterfalls, hiking trails, lush bamboo forests next to the ocean, and yet only 15 min drive away from Haiku shopping centers and restaurants, and 25 minutes from Pa’ia.
Note to 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.

OPUA GUEST HOUSE - (rooms are rented separately)
The Opua Guest house contains uniquely appointed and curated bedrooms. The shared fully appointed kitchen and dining space provides our guests a unique meeting place to sit and talk about their experiences while cooking or sharing delicious food. The kitchen bar is handcrafted from beautiful bamboo material and the large bamboo dining table hosts 8 people comfortably.

Our ground floor master bedroom is a spacious room with stunning ocean views, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a lotus pond. This room includes private bathroom with shower, and a large in-room closet. Sliding glass doors open to a large deck for sunning and meditation. Sleeps 1-2 people.

Our Dolphin Room, located on the first floor of the Opua House, utilizes a shared bathroom and shower. Sliding glass doors open to a stunning Brazilian pepper tree, with views of the lotus pond and ocean. The uniquely designed bamboo canopy bed is perfect for couples or singles.

Our Indian Room, located on the second floor of the Opua House, utilizes a shared bathroom and shower. With windows on both sides, providing views of the Haleakala crater, the ocean, and our jungle-like garden. The room is tastefully decorated with offerings from India and Tibet. Sleeps 1-2 people

How to find our Maui Retreat:
We are only located 20 miles from Kahului airport on the North Shore near the towns of Haiku and Twin Falls.

What makes us sustainable:
We are caretakers of this sacred land since 1988 and consider ourselves environmentalists. We are specialized in structural bamboo - the lumber of the future. 50% of our buildings are constructed from Bamboo or recycled materials. 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 called 'The Dance of Earth and Spirit'. We also invite you to watch our video on this page to get to know us better.

We are 100% organic and apply the Permaculture method (Permanent Agriculture for a Human Base Eco-System). We provide natural well water on property for drinking and use a water catchment system for landscaping. We recycle ours and our guests' waste including glass, cardboard, paper, plastic and aluminum cans. Food waste goes to the worms and chickens and the rest gets composted.
Maui Retreat’s elegant guest book contains more great information on how to be sustainable plus historical tips of the land and its surrounding.

We are mentors to many people who are interested in sustainable living. We are ready to serve you and provide you with an unforgettable experience of living elegantly green!

Take time to explore our website and call us when you are ready to book this magical journey. 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~
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Member since: 2001

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 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

  • 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: 2 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

Other Amenities

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


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • 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

  • Stereo
  • Video Library:

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


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


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

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

  • Oceanfront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    We have in and outdoor places for eating. In the morning it is nice to have breakfast in the garden or under the large bamboo tree....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Broadband Access
  • 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

  • Free Long Distance:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    We have free Wi-fi in the main house ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room
  • 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 as it depends on the carrier of your phone. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    free parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Located in the main house ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free in and around the main house ...moreless

  • 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


  • 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

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a Nespresso coffee machine that can be rented, otherwise we have the normal drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Only in the main house. No dish washer in the cottage...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! The cottage has its own private kitchen...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

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Only the minimal such as salt and pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    We have a large double door fridge with freezer space. The cottage has its own fridge....moreless

  • 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

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Lotus Room has a private deck and the cottage has a covered lanai as well....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    This is our outdoor dining area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    a beautiful place to sit or sunbathing...moreless

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



Write a review 3.3
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300


We are not able to keep the calendar up dated as you can book the entire house or only a room. Therefore you need to contact us for availability. We promise to get back to you within 24 hours.

Rates are subject to change till reservation is confirmed with a 50% deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/13/2017
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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, Haiku, HI, USA:
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, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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