Garden House with 5 Bedrooms 3 Baths (Sleeps 10)
About Robert Henrikson
Over the past eight years I have been the steward of these remarkable botanical gardens in Hana Maui. For over 30 years I have been a serial green business entrepreneur, developing innovative companies growing algae for green food supplements in 30 countries and building beautiful bamboo homes in the Hawaiian Islands. I also own with my brothers a 150 acre farm and forest near Olympia Washington. I am a documentary filmmaker, and have produced a series of dvds.
Robert Henrikson purchased this House in 2001
Why Robert Henrikson chose Hana
I fell in love with this beautifully planted botanical garden in Hana. Over 40 years ago the original owner planted 100 kinds of palm trees from seeds collected from all over the world, calling it a love garden. Over the years, many exotic ornamental trees and tropical fruit trees were planted all over the property. Now lawns and pathways weave through these magical gardens.
What makes this House unique
Staying here is great for a couple or small family. It has generous space for multiple families for gatherings and reunions. Retreat groups come and stay for a week. Hana Gardenland is a perfect model for eco-tourism, where guests and visitors can roam the botanical gardens and learn about plants thriving in the Hana Maui ecosystem, enjoying tropical fruit in season along the way.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Disappointed in this Hana house
My biggest issue with this stay is that the listing misrepresents some information. It says this is good for families. It is not. As of January 2020, the bathroom and kitchen upstairs are infested with ants. I couldn’t even take my kids into the bathroom since it was crawling with hundreds of ants. I expected some bugs. It is a rainforest, but I didn’t expect an infestation. We also had spiders the size of my face in some of the bedrooms. We woke up each morning with several new bug bites, and not just mosquitoes. We were being eaten alive during the night, and we had to leave early and find somewhere else to stay, for the safety of our kids. Our son got some spider bites on his foot in the night and it swelled up bad. That being said, the owner has been good to work with us since we had some issues and the caretaker was very kind and responsive, like when he fixed the water heater that broke. I would recommend not staying here. Pay a lot more to stay somewhere nicer in Hana, or go somewhere else on the island.
Beautiful oasis close to everything!
A group of girlfriends and I had the most amazing getaway to Hana and this house was perfect for us. It was so nice to be close to all of the spots we wanted to visit during the day. The water pressure in the shower was really good and we slept well. One helpful hint to future guests: don’t leave your shoes outside. There’s a really cute dog that lives nearby and likes to chew them up! Definite 5 stars for this beautiful Hana oasis.
Recommended if you go in with the knowledge mentioned
I have been thinking about this review for awhile. I think that if you go in to this property with the thought of it being a step up from camping, then you will be very satisfied. The property was relatively clean with laundry done, kitchen clean, and rooms swept. The house did have ants, spiders, and geckos (all typical for a jungle location), but if you aren't expecting them then they are startling. The ants were extra crazy with food being out no more than 5 minutes and already having them find it. So be prepared to keep all your food in the fridge.
There was also a leak in the roof in the upstairs portion. They seemed to have tried to repair it themselves by putting a gutter on the ceiling between the porch and the living room. That gutter then drained into a bucket. It was extra rainy the 4 days that we were there so the gutter also leaked onto the floor a little.
The place was beautiful in the middle of the jungle and very quiet at night. Great location with Hana Farms, Wainapanapa State Park, and Hana Town just a few minutes away. I would recommend this place if you go in with the knowledge I mentioned above.
Great stay in Hana!
We loved staying in this house. It’s very rustic and would not be for those who want fancy accommodations, but it worked out great for our group of eight. The location is absolutely perfect.
We had a great time!
Three generations enjoyed spending New Year’s Eve here - host even loaned us a casserole pan for our enchiladas! Keep shoes inside tho - their pup is a slippah thief!!
Camping in the Rainforest
Buggy is an understatement. This was just a step from camping in a tent. Disappointed in the cleanliness of the house. Evidence of rodents in the house and there were small ants everywhere. Tried contacting property manager and was told they would come out and address the issue. Nothing was done. Only a couple pans and food stuck to them, so unable to use them. The towels seemed like they've had them for 10 years. Overall disappointed.
Heavy rainy period around this time brought ants inside unfortunately. Guest may have mistaken gecko droppings for rodents. Housekeeper took a set of pots and pans for deep cleaning and did not return them in time. We were short housekeeping staff over the Christmas holidays and guest issues were not addressed before they left early. Apologized to guest and issued refund.
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing