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Discover paradise in Heavenly Hana, Maui, and surround yourself with the most breathtaking views in all of Hana.
Ekena means Eden in Hawaiian. This tropical paradise is perched high on a hill on nine acres of private property with 360 degree views of ocean, sky, coast and the lush, green hills of Hana, Maui. Enjoy all the natural beauty that Hana has to offer from the comfort of a beautiful home that is impeccably maintained.
The views are vast and ever-changing. You can watch whales in season, rain showers blowing by leaving brilliant rainbows in their wake, and listen to the songs of rare birds that enjoy our fruit trees. The grounds are a tropical delight of exotic flowers and delicious papaya, banana, avocado, guava, and macadamia nut trees. We invite you to our beautiful paradise!
Ekena offers two spacious accommodations, Jasmine and Sea Breeze. These comfortable suites have the flexibility of accommodating from one to six guests. To maintain the privacy and peacefulness of Ekena, we rent to only one party at a time.
These beautiful and comfortable suites have everything you need for a delightful and refreshing vacation. All rooms in this home take advantage of the awesome ocean and coastal views. The spacious living rooms are surrounded by sliding glass doors that open onto private decks. There are two bedrooms with king or twin beds and each has its own full bath. The kitchen is large and fully-equipped.
Permit # STHA T20130009
Hawaii State Tax # W00057390-01
Ekena will absolutely blow you away. We have stayed in Hana before, so we know the area quite well, but we did not know about Ekena, I am so glad that we found it! The views, the setting, the gardens, the peacefulness, the song of the birds and, to top it all off, the absolutely superb property. Great architecture and immaculately maintained, with everything that you need for a great stay. Robin and Gaylord are most graceful, friendly and helpful hosts. We were only able to stay for five days this time - WAAYY too short. We will be back soon for a longer stay!!
It rained, if not poured, every day of our 5-day stay in Hana at Ekena, and it was still perfect. You walk into the house and right away the 180 degree view takes your breath away. Watching thunderstorms, countless rainbows, and the occasional sunrise and sunset from the main room was such a pleasure. And Hana itself, which is so close to Ekena, is a tranquil little town with some beautiful sights and hikes nearby. If you really want to take a few days to feel like you've disappeared from the real world and are floating in a tropical bubble, then you've got to stay at Ekena. The bedrooms are comfortable, the kitchen well-stocked, the manager so friendly. I really look forward to returning.
The mountain and ocean views are excellent. If you're looking for a quiet retreat, this is the place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Being so close to Hana's attraction is worth the price of the stay. One could sit on the spacious deck for hours without a care in the world. This is the place to unplug from the typical tourist resort type of stay. Load up your snacks and groceries in a cooler for the multi hour drive to Hana because you can't buy the simplest of items in Hana. The food trucks in Hana are wonderful. Braddah Hutts BBQ has great plate lunches. Ae's thai kitchen is simply amazing. The Barefoot Cafe has good and affordable breakfasts. There main restaurant in Hana across from the green colored Hasegawa general store has very good food but it's overpriced. Robin was out of town when I stayed but I really enjoyed the hospitality which Gaylord extended, he's a super nice man! The black sand beach is a 5 min drive away and the famed red sand beach is about a 10-15 min drive from Ekena. Great property, great staff, Mahola for a wonderful stay!
My friends and I were on a girls' getaway and spent 4 nights in the Jasmine suite. The house is very clean and well-stocked with kitchen items. We enjoyed using the provided beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach towels. The washer & dryer was nice to have too, and laundry soap was provided.
The views from Ekena are amazing. It was tempting to sit on the porch all day long! However, we decided to enjoy exploring Hana: Oheo Gulch (take the 4 mile hike along the Pipiwai Trail!), Red Sand Beach, Black Sand Beach, Koki Beach, Hana Farms stand (banana bread is the best around--we recommend the pineapple banana bread!), Coconut Glen's (great ice-cream, strange service), Troy's plate lunch (near Koki Beach), etc. So much to see, do, and eat! :) If you want fresh chicken or fish, be sure to get it on your way to Hana. The local markets in Hana only had fresh beef. We were able to purchase fish from a local fisherman during our stay and it was delicious.
Back to Ekena, Jasmine suite: There are two rooms: one had a king bed, and one had 2 twin beds (that can be made into a king if you desire). All the beds were comfortable. There's no a/c, but there are fans all around the house & plenty of windows and slider doors to keep things at a comfortable temperature. The Wi-Fi worked really well, but there's no cell phone reception. We didn't mind a bit! If you do stay at Ekena, be sure to wake up to watch the sunrise at least once while you're there. It's beautiful.
The location is great: about 2 minute drive to the town of Hana and about a 35-40 minute drive to Oheo Gulch. So nice to be able to get to the gulch earlier than all the day-trippers!
We loved our stay at Ekena and highly recommend it. Robin was incredibly helpful with our questions and so pleasant to talk to. It was a pleasure meeting her and Gaylord. Mahalo for everything! :)
-Melanie, Sharon & Christine
While Hana is typically known for its multicolored beaches, its twisty road and jungle scenery, Ekena is just as much an attraction as any of these things. It is a gem of a house set high on a hill just outside of Hana, and its main features include a huge deck with unsurpassed views of the Hana jungle and ocean beyond, unbelievable grounds with endless tropical plants and trees (including a particularly beautiful patch of Rainbow Eucalyptus trees), and two large bedroom suites on opposite ends of the house for total privacy between groups or couples. I found every moment in Ekena to be immensely peaceful and relaxing, and the ever-changing weather - including spontaneous torrential rainfall - just added to the charm. One of the highlights was sipping a glass of wine on a crystal clear night out on the patio while watching the moon rise behind a group of the trees to the east. It was a magical moment in a magical place.
While staying in Hana we visited Hamoa Beach (a beautiful jungle beach), Luana Spa (great massages in a traditional Hale on a cliff) and 'Ohe'o Gulch (a tourist trap, but a must-see nonetheless), kayaked and snorkeled in a coral reef in Hana Bay, and had numerous wonderful home cooked meals thanks to Ekena's full kitchen and dining area. I didn't get the chance to meet Gaylord, but I talked with his wife Robyn several times and she was great to chat with about the house, their history and Hana in general. You get the distinct feeling at Ekena, and in Hana in general, that life is much simpler, slower, and in many ways more fulfilling than it is in the congested big cities and suburbs where most of us come from.
There were only a couple VERY minor negatives, and I want to stress that these did not detract from our experience at all, but I thought they would be helpful to note for future guests. Because you're high on a hill, sound travels farther than you might think, and some nights we heard several dogs barking rather energetically from down below. It really wasn't a big deal but it did jolt us out of our "Ekena trance" from time to time. Also, be prepared for possible insects like cockroaches and spiders in the rooms. This is to be expected in a jungle habitat so we were prepared heading in, but that didn't stop our teenage daughter from having a mini heart attack when she saw a giant (but harmless) cane spider in her room one night. Again, nothing worth truly worrying about.
Ekena is a truly incredible place and highly recommended.
Our first three night on Maui we spent here and we could not have been happier. This is a beautiful little spot in the perfect location in Hana. Robin was the perfect host who greeted us when we pulled in the driveway after a nerve racking drive to Han at night in the rain. The accommodations were wonderful. The views were wonderful to wake up to. More room than we knew what to do with. I should note that beach chairs, boogie boards and ponchos are available with the room. We grilled some steaks one night on the grill since dining is limited in Hana. If headed to Hana again, would not hesitate to stay here again.
Close to the famous 7 Pools, Part of Haleakala National Park, We have 5 beautiful beaches in Hana, Fresh water pools and gorgeous waterfalls, the best hiking on Maui
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
The Jasmine suite rents for $275/night, plus tax, for 2 people and $350/night, plus tax, for 4 people. Our larger grander Sea Breeze suite rents for $375/night plus tax for 2 people or $450/night plus tax for 4 people.
We accept MC, Visa, or personal checks. 50% deposit at time of booking and balance is due in full a month in advance of your stay.