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
The house, room, location and view are lovely. However, being the most expensive by far of 4 places we stayed in Hawaii and Maui, our expectations were very high. Although Dan was very helpful, replacing a light bulb, storing our food when we arrived early, providing us boogie boards, Amy never even introduced herself or said a word to us. Before going we specifically asked about vegan options for breakfast and were told the bread, muffins are vegan and vegan yoghurt is also provided. Vegan yoghurt was available the first day, but not the other 2 days. On the third day when we asked about it we were told they ran out. That just felt like they really didn’t care. The breakfasts were ok, the fruit salad was apples and bananas and berries sometimes with pineapples. Nothing special. No one was around during breakfast to check to see when they ran out of eggs or bread. Tough luck for late risers. When we arrived there were leaves on the steps of the breakfast room. The leaves were still there the next morning and when we came back that evening. It seemed like a lack of caring. No one bothered to say good bye when we left. It is a beautiful place but the hosts seemed to have lost their enthusiasm for running a first class B&B. The lack of stars is our perception of value received.
Ho'oilo House is simply spectacular. From the minute you step in the house you feel relaxed and pampered.
My husband and I had such an amazing time there and for sure we'll be back whenever possible and we'll recommend it to all our friends.
Thank you Amy and Dan for sharing your corner of Paradise!
This is the first time in our many travels that I actually totally unpacked my suitcase & felt so at home. The entire house is stunningly beautiful, our room (Honu room) was exactly that, OUR room in our home, for 11 days anyway. It was quiet, serene, comfortable, all with spectacular views. And the outdoor shower...I miss it still today, so fantastic. Then there is Dan, our gracious host, very informative & available to chat about everything...like recipes :) Mainly because they (Dan & Amy) make fresh bread, jam & muffins along with fresh fruit every day! Having 5 other rooms in the house is nice to meet people from all over the world. It is close to Lahaina & a beach, although we did enjoy the pool, we were the only ones using it...being Canadian, we found it to be the perfect temperature. They have beach chairs, towels & a cooler with ice ready for you to borrow for your entire stay. I am in love with this place, I really did not want to leave.
I debated the hell out of whether I wanted to whisper it's praises to close friends or shout it from the mountaintops. Selfishly, I don't want to say a damn thing. But I owe it to my fellow TA peeps out there to lay it down. This place is so right for so many reasons it's crazy. Stunning property, rooms are gems, views - sick, tranquility - right on point, Dan - the freaking man, location - brilliant. This place is everything I want in a stay. Small, intimate, charming as hell, has great amenities, allows you to escape the knuckleheads. It's as close to perfect as I would want a place to be. And so you know I don't just dole out compliments, I'm about to hammer the other 3 places we stayed. Dan and Amy, we can't thank you enough for gracing us with this wonderfully memorable home. One for the record books. Thank you.
My now husband and I visited Ho'oilo House for our honeymoon in January 2019. The property itself is beautiful - well maintained, extremely quiet, well equipped with amenities for guests (beach mats/chairs, cutlery, bottomless tea/coffee/water) - but the most impressive aspect for us was the view. It is a gorgeous drive in from wherever the day has taken you and a beautiful start to the day over breakfast. Dan was an amazing host to us - checking in on what our plans were, how our day went and offering great advice whenever we asked. He also had a way of not feeling intrusive, like he was able to read the mood of the room and only approach guests if he thought they were up for a chat. This is especially great when you are on honeymoon! Overall we loved Maui and our stay at Ho'oilo house and hope our travels bring us back this very special place sometime in the future.