What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Balinese furniture, mother-of-pearl inlay doors and koi ponds lend a Zen tranquility
- Close to everything but tucked away from the tourist bustle
- Owners are extremely easygoing; guests have the run of the house
- Environmentally responsible, with an on-site solar garden
What To Know
- This is more of a romantic retreat; children 17 and under are not permitted
- Located about a mile from Launiupoko Beach Park, the B&B sits on a mountain about a 10-minute drive from shops, markets and beaches
- Book spa appointments with on-call therapists prior to arrival
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Perched in the West Maui Mountains about five miles outside lovely Lahaina, this six-suite B&B feels like a private Balinese house. A central living room with serene nooks opens onto a small pool surrounded by koi ponds, trickling water pots and impeccably manicured flower gardens. Individually decorated, some suites have four-poster beds, while others are mod platform affairs, but all have both Balinese and Hawaiian touches, private lanais, outdoor showers and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs made from shell stone. After a day at the beach or golf course, keep the relaxation rolling with an in-room spa treatment or soak in the sea views from the meditation gazebo. Breakfast is as local as it gets, with most of the fruits and vegetables grown in the hotel’s organic gardens and orchards. Co-owners Dan and Amy are often on-site to dish out advice on getting the most out of Maui.
In the Area
Head a mile down from the hotel to catch the beginner-friendly breaks at Launiupoko Beach Park. Rent a board and book a lesson through Rivers to the Sea. Local favorite Leoda’s Pie Shop is a few miles to the left (order the coconut cream). Head to Lahaina for nouveau bistro fare at Lahaina Grill or super-rich ramen and steamed pork buns at Star Noodle. Plan well in advance to score tee times at any of Maui’s 17 golf courses.
How to Get There
We just returned from from a 9 night stay at our favorite place in Maui, the Ho’oilo House. This was our fourth visit in 5 years and as always we had an amazing stay. We chose “Kipuka” as our room when we booked and I’m so glad we did! Our king bed was super comfortable, huge lanai, nice bathroom and of course the outdoor shower, our favorite. There is nothing like taking a shower outside among the flowers, birds and the fresh air. Each morning we had a delicious continental style breakfast prepared by Dan & Amy. Fresh fruit, yogurt, fresh baked muffins/bread, cereal, fresh juice and yummy coffee. They are very accommodating to all dietary restrictions and are happy to oblige. It’s quiet and relaxing, yet close to everything. The views will not diasappoint and the sunsets are gorgeous. Don’t forget to smell the plumeria at the top of the steps as you pass by. We’re looking forward to our next visit and will be counting the days!!!
Mahalo Dan & Amy
This should have been written a few weeks ago, sorry Dan! We stayed for 7 days in March/April after spending a week on the other side of the Island in Hana.We loved our place so much in Hana that we didn't know what to expect here. We couldn't have asked for a better place, we were 2/2 on this vacation!! Upon arrival this place took our breath away! The anticipation driving up the driveway was nail biting, lol! Once we turned into the driveway, we knew this place was going to be great.The location was great, not too far from downtown and the beaches. A car is definitely needed. Dan was such the perfect host! He sat with us each morning at breakfast and chatted away like we were old friends. He gave recommendations for restaurants, beaches etc. We only spoke to his wife Amy once but she was lovely too. The breakfast was delicious and filling (thanks Dan for the homemade wheat bread on the last day). We stayed in the Honu room and it did not disappoint. Very cozy, private lanai looking out on the gazebo where our ceremony took place. Couldn't have been a more perfect room. The outdoor shower was AMAZING! The marble bathtub was relaxing as well. We loved the glass turtle bathroom sink, so fitting! A beautifully decorated B&B. Kim our wedding planner was awesome and Glen the private chef was fabulous! We wanted to take him home! He prepared a spectacular meal after the ceremony on our private lanai! He even accommodated us since one of us was vegan. THANKS Glen! It was one of the most delicious meals we had in Hawaii.The beauty of Hawaii paired with a spectacular host and beautiful B&B made the trip 5 stars all around. We will definitely be back!
Wow, just wow! We loved every minute of the stay. We were in the wailele room- stunning! The photos on the website just do not do it justice. We loved the breakfast every morning, which was simple and delicious. Tom was on hand and friendly and helpful, and a great host. Amy was awesome in making arrangements prior to our stay. We loved the pool, the decor, the balinese furniture and architecture- and the setting. Paradise found. The rooms are quiet, the bathroom, especially the outdoor shower, are luxurious, and the privacy on the lanai was amazing. We loved it. Wish we were there the whole trip. Would go back in a heart beat!
The atmosphere and owners are peaceful. It was one of the best B&B's we've ever stayed at. We wanted for nothing. I especially loved the POG (passion fruit, orange and guava juice). The architecture is awesome. Dan and Amy are a very friendly and knowledgeable.
We stayed here in September 2017 to complete our honeymoon trip in Hawaii. After months of research, I found that this property is truly unique and unparalleled in Hawaii. It is hard to find anywhere else with Pacific Ocean sunset views, breakfast included and an intimate ambiance.
Host Dan was extremely hospitable and provided much detail about area restaurants and attractions.
Breakfast was delicious each morning. Warm muffins accented a solid selection of breakfast staples with fresh fruit and juices. Delicious coffee and teas were available at all hours of the day.
We spent four days here and only saw other guests during breakfast hours. We spent two whole days on site at the beautiful pool with amazing ocean views and felt like we had the whole property to ourselves. We enjoyed massages on site on our ocean view lanai (easily scheduled last minute through Dan).
The location is easily accessible to downtown Lahaina and not too far from the Kahului Airport (OGG).
We chose the Nalu room, specifically for the Pacific Ocean view from our bed. The accommodations were top notch. The beautiful outdoor shower was a clear highlight that we enjoyed immensely. There is nothing like showering while enjoying sunset views of the Pacific Ocean!
We loved every second of our stay at this amazing property and look forward to a return trip as soon as possible. We spent 7 days at a large resort in Kauai and then came here. Ho'olio house was the perfect place to complete our amazing honeymoon in paradise.