PLEASE: read all of the information carefully and print a copy, as you will need to refer to the directions when you arrive on Maui!
We warmly invite you to “Kahua O’Mali’o”, a place of happiness, comfort and pleasure. (Mali’o is a mythical woman renowned for entertaining with music and for her ability in love magic.) This is truly a place to explore and in which to relax and meditate.
Thank you for supporting our unique and sacred land, which is the only 100% self-sustained retreat on Maui. With your commitment to stay with us you are truly supporting the future of our next generation.
Please confirm within 48 hours that you have received this email confirmation and that you accept the terms of our cancellation policy.
In order to ensure you are taken care of, it is important that someone is here to greet you and take you to your lodgings. If you are arriving after 6 pm, please let us know in advance.
Please inform us of the arrival time for your flight as well as your approximate arrival time on at the retreat, if you have not done so already.
You have made a reservation for the Room arriving on 2011, and checking out on 2011. Check-in time is between 3 pm and 6 pm, check-out time is 11:00 am.
Late check-out is available upon request for an additional $50 fee, provided that no one else is checking in on that same day.
Reservation Confirmation and Cancellation Terms
Reservations are taken on a first-come-first-serve basis. Receipt of your fifty percent (50%) deposit confirms your reservation. Payment of the remaining balance must be received within 30 days prior to arrival (via check) or is due upon arrival in cash. If you choose to cancel your reservation, you will be responsible for the full amount of your reservation. We will make every attempt to re-book the space; however, no refunds for canceled reservations will be made unless the space can be subsequently re-booked at the same rate. So if you do decide to cancel, please make sure you cancel early so we can have lots of time to try and re-book.
There is a non-refundable re-booking fee of $100.00.
Initial Deposit and Final Payment
Thank you for your paid deposit in the amount of $
The total for your stay is $/night x nights = $ + cleaning fee of $0.00 + 13.42% tax of $ = $.
Payment of the remaining $ balance must be received in our office 30 days prior to your arrival if paying by Personal Check, or will be due upon arrival if paying with Cash, Money Order or Traveler’s Checks. Checks should be made out to “Kahua” and sent to PO Box 80080, Haiku, HI 96708. A credit card may also be used to pay the balance with an additional 5% processing fee. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Please let us know ASAP by email how you wish to pay for the balance, if you have not already done so!
Car Rental Suggestions
Your Stay at Maui Retreat
We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about what Maui Retreat has to offer. You will find out what workshops are available during your stay, and how to schedule a private session with Kutira and Raphael, as well as information on how to schedule a lovely Pohaku Lomi Lomi massage.
Bring good walking shoes so that you may comfortably explore the land, mosquito repellent for certain areas of the island and a water bottle to fill up with our delicious well water.
In your room, you will find a guest book filled with valuable information. Please take a look through it when you arrive so that your stay is informed by a deeper understanding of our ecological space. Let us know if you would like to be shown around- there will always be someone to attend to your needs.
We do not provide food or meals with lodging. Subject to availability, we may have fresh eggs and fruit grown on the land available for purchase. As there are no stores or restaurants in Huelo, you may wish to pick up some food items in either Kahului or Paia. We will provide you with shopping bags once you are here.
We highly recommend Mana Foods store and deli in Paia, as they have excellent organic, raw food, vegan and fresh fish offerings. When you get to the stop light in Paia, turn onto Baldwin Avenue- Mana Foods is about 1 block or so on the left. There is public parking on the left just past the market.
We also recommend that you stop by Mr. Pineapple and mention Maui Retreat. They offer great gift shipping back to the mainland.
For very late arrival, we do offer a shopping service. Please contact us in advance with a detailed shopping list and we will have your groceries waiting for you when you arrive. The cost for this service is $25 + 10% of the cost of goods.
Art and Music Boutique
Your room is provided with CDs of Kutira and Raphael’s music for your listening pleasure- if you would like to explore our complete catalog or buy a CD, they are available for purchase in the Maui Retreat Office and on our website. If you love the artisan treasures you find in your space, Kutira has a small arts boutique and by request through the office she would be happy to share her unique pieces with you.
Please use our driving directions instead of online GPS maps – they are not accurate to our property!
We suggest that you read the directions in advance paying special attention to the last portion of the journey, and please visit our website in order to familiarize yourself with the visual cues so you feel familiar before you even start to drive. Thank you for preparing yourself to arrive safely at our place.
Driving time from the airport can run from 35-45 minutes, depending on how many stops you make along the way.
From the airport, take Hwy 36 (Hana Highway) left/east (towards Hana/Haiku). Proceed through the town of Paia. There are green highway markers (which start with “0″ in Kahului). When you reach mile marker “16″ (Hwy 365 junction), the mile markers begin again with “0″. Continue on Hana Highway past the “3″ mile marker. Start to keep an eye out when you pass Twin Falls on your right. At about 3.5 miles past the “3″ mile marker, on the left you will see a road with a little bus stop bench and a double row of mailboxes. If you arrive after dark, you will see a street lamp above the road entrance. This is Door of Faith Road. Turn left onto Door of Faith Road, continuing between the bus bench and the mailboxes. Our place is only 1 mile away.
Stay on the paved road as it veers right until you see the paved road turn sharply to the left (at about 1/2 mile). The paved road turns left here, but you will continue to go STRAIGHT ahead onto a gravel/dirt road.
Please honor our 5 mph speed limit when you enter the dirt road- our neighbors’ children may be playing.
Right after a small concrete bridge with no railings, you will see a “Bamboo Farm” sign pointing right, up the hill. When you drive up the hill, you will come to a fork with another small “Bamboo Farm” sign pointing left. On the right is a driveway toward private property. Do not go straight up this driveway.
Follow the road to the left until you see a sign on your left that says, “Kahua O’Malio Bamboo Farm – By Appointment Only”. On the right you will see a bamboo gazebo with a white statue of Saraswati, the Goddess of music. Take the driveway on the right immediately after the Kahua O’Malio sign and in front of Saraswati, into the parking area with the “Parking – 610″ sign. You will see a walkway toward a large yellow house with a white sitting Buddha in front. This is our main house, the Opua House. If you are not greeted immediately, honk your horn or come to the main house door and you will be welcomed.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PASS TWO “BAMBOO FARM” SIGNS/ARROWS!
And remember these visual markers: Gazebo, Goddess, Bamboo Farm sign, and Parking 610. If you do not see these things, you probably went up our neighbor’s driveway.
If you need assistance, our office number is (808) 572-6006 during the week during normal business hours from 10 am to 2 pm Hawaii Time. If you do not reach us at the office, please call the Main House at (808) 572-6523. If you still can’t reach anyone, call Kutira’s cell at (808) 280-3960 or 572-6006. If by any chance your cell phone does not work in the Haiku/Huelo Region, at the top of Hana Road before you turn down at mile marker 3.5, there is a phone booth.
But don’t worry- in all our years, we have had only a handful people that could not find us and they just forgot to print out our directions and ended up at our neighbor’s. Just go slowly, and once you arrive on the top to the road, read the directions carefully and you will be fine. We will be waiting for you.
Occasionally, luggage does not make the connection flight and arrives the next day. If the airline needs to drop off your luggage, our physical address is:
610 Huelo Road
Haiku HI 96708
Give all the above phone numbers as well.
If you have any other needs or questions, please feel free to contact us. We are committed to making your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Maui no ka oi, Maui is the best, and we would like you to experience the magic of this island!
Aloha Nui Loa,
Office Manager, Maui Retreat
The Paradise of your Dreams – Sustainable – Green – Representing the Future!
P.O. Box 80080
Haiku, Maui, HI 96708 USA
Toll Free: (877) Kahua-50