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
- 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
Ho'oilo House is AMAZING! Amy and Dan are both very nice and accommodating and the place itself is so unique. It feels like you're in a peaceful spa with a ton of plants and water features that make your stay so relaxing. I loved how open and airy the place is and how cozy our room was. We stayed in the Nalu room which had a great view and even though the lanai is open to the rest of the grounds, we never had anyone walk past our room and it still felt very private. The outdoor shower was fantastic and I'm trying to convince my husband we need one at home! The bed was super comfy and there was plenty of space for the two of us.
Breakfast was super yummy with lots of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, muffins, homemade bread, and juices, although just be aware that it is not a typical hotel "hot" breakfast. But honestly being that its in the 80's already in the morning, I wasn't even craving a typical hot egg and pancake type of breakfast anyways! I also loved that they have loose leaf tea that you can make yourself and they of course have coffee.
The location was wonderful, it's in a lovely neighborhood away from the bustle of Lahaina, but it only takes about a 10 minute drive (if that) to get to all the shops and restaurants in town. We really liked being so close to a lot of delicious restaurant options (go get Hula Pie at Kimo's!!!) but didn't want to be right in the center of all the action so this was perfect for us.
Overall this was an absolutely wonderful place to stay and I hope we will get the opportunity to stay here again in the future! I would highly recommend staying here!
We stayed in "Nalu" - felt very private and we loved watching the sunsets from our patio - ideal viewing from this room, as the patio is south-facing and offers a huge view of the sky. We enjoyed watching the meteor shower here too.The outdoor shower is something I wish I could install at home, but sadly our weather wouldn't be ideal most of the year hahaha!
Dream pool...lovely setup. We went in a few times - very clean, maintained, and relaxing- the steady water streams flowing from the features are accompanied by friendly birds singing away. Perfect way to cool down early in the afternoon.
Breakfasts were fresh and tasty (fruit, yogurt, muffins, etc.) - we made a point to go into Lahaina and get some coffee from the same roaster... great gift to have on-hand, and makes us feel like we're still on holidays when we brew it ourselves.
The building itself is pretty neat to walk through. Be sure to ask Dan all about it - we enjoyed catching him in the hall and inquiring about all kinds of stuff - he's a great resource if you want ideas on some activities to do, too. We arrived with nothing booked (although we had some ideas), so it was helpful to have Dan around for suggestions.
We encountered little lizards, geckos, and occasional bird, but nothing to be concerned about - and never in our room (only the places open to the outside). Hibiscus and other colourful vegetation surround the property - be sure to take some time to soak it all in...that's what this place is all about!
Arrived after dark to a well lit drive lined with trees in bloom. The tea house architecture was welcoming with lots of open space and window-doors open throughout our stay to capture the winds coming up the hill from the ocean. Rooms were attractive w/ heavy wood furnishing, modern plumbing, and outdoor showers that would have been better with some water pressure. Bedroom air conditioner proved terrific relief from the island's humidity. Breakfast offered fresh baked breads, fruit, yogurt - coffee/tea. Hosts were terrific - making sure we had what we needed. Grounds were well landscaped, ponds, fruit trees, lots of plants in bloom. The property provided outstanding views of ocean and was conveniently located. After a day of touring the sites, time in the pool was a pleasant transition before setting out to a wide array of eateries - all featuring local fresh fish - A+. Definitely a place to check if you are going to Maui.