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Hana Palms Retreat - Botanical Paradise in Heavenly Hana

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,048 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Garden House with 5 Bedrooms 3 Baths (Sleeps 10)

The Garden House is surrounded by the beauty and serenity of lush, tropical, botanical gardens. Garden House has an upper and a lower residence, with tropical garden views from every window. Both are fully furnished with phones, cable TV, DVD, high speed Internet, wi-fi. A covered lanai next to the lower residence has a third bathroom.

Upper Residence sleeps 6. Two bedrooms and third bedroom on enclosed sun porch. Full bathroom with shower and tub. Roomy island kitchen. Spacious, open, living room with many windows and views. Dining area on an enclosed sun porch to enjoy the surrounding beauty. Lower Residence sleeps 4. Two bedrooms, bathroom with shower and living room. Sliding glass doors open to the botanical gardens and fruit orchards.

Travelers can book separately or entire house-

Garden House (5 bedrooms) $450/night.

Upper Residence only (3 bedrooms) $270/night.

Lower Residence only (2 bedrooms) $180/night.

Road to Hana and Hana Town: There is Maui, and then there is Heavenly Hana. Isolated from the rest of the island, the Hana Coast is the last undeveloped tropical paradise on Maui. Hana has been saved from progress by the serpentine Road to Hana. The view of the coastline is spectacular with waterfalls splashing beside the road, and plunge pools lipped in ferns.

The charm of Hana Town is that little has changed in the past 25 years, perpetuating the small town atmosphere, Hawaiian culture, and scenic beauty. Hana Palms Retreat at Hana Gardenland is conveniently located on the Hana Road, just three and one-half miles before Hana Town, seven minutes by car, and one mile from Waianapanapa State Park.

Location on the Hana Coast: Hana Gardenland is 3.5 miles from Hana Town, where there are 2 general stores and 2 restaurants. Hana Gardenland is about 1 mile from Waianapanapa black sands beach, 4 miles from Red Sands beach in Hana and 5 miles from Hamoa white sands beach.

Hana Gardenland: Hana Gardenland encompasses 5 acres of awesome tropical botanical gardens. Thousands of rare and unusual plants and flowers from around the world flourish here. Gardenland has one of the most diverse palm tree collections on Maui with 100 varieties. Botanical signs name the tree and country of origin.

Immerse your senses in a tropical paradise. Walk on grassy paths wandering through lush gardens. See towering palms, rainbow eucalyptus, hanging banyans, exotic fruit trees. Feel a moist breeze on your skin. Listen to bird song. Smell ginger, jasmine, tropical flowers. Taste ripe avocados, lilikoi, bananas, papayas, coconuts, figs.

The Hawaiian Islands have some of the most remote and benign tropical rainforests in the world. Nevertheless, like any moist and fertile environment, Hana Gardenland is also home to insects like mosquitos, ants and roaches and critters like little geckos that share this beautiful world with humans.

During rainy periods, there can be tropical mildew smell in the houses, and people hypersensitive to mold may not find this an appropriate environment.

As along much of the Hana Coast, there is no cell phone service in this area, so each residence has house phones.

We know you will appreciate the privacy and serenity of Hana Palms Retreat. We ask our guests to respect the privacy of our neighbors, since loud voices and music can carry a long way, disturbing the ambiance of the neighborhood. After 11 PM our neighbors appreciate the quiet and peacefulness of the Hana night, accompanied by the natural sounds coming from the lush rainforest and the welcoming rain.

County of Maui Short Term Rental Home Permit #STHA 2014/0001.

More Details

Robert Henrikson
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Robert Henrikson

Over the past eight years I have been the steward of these remarkable botanical gardens in Hana Maui. For over 30 years I have been a serial green business entrepreneur, developing innovative companies growing algae for green food supplements in 30 countries and building beautiful bamboo homes in the Hawaiian Islands. I also own with my brothers a 150 acre farm and forest near Olympia Washington. I am a documentary filmmaker, and have produced a series of dvds.

Robert Henrikson purchased this house in 2001

Why Robert Henrikson chose Maui

I fell in love with this beautifully planted botanical garden in Hana. Over 40 years ago the original owner planted 100 kinds of palm trees from seeds collected from all over the world, calling it a love garden. Over the years, many exotic ornamental trees and tropical fruit trees were planted all over the property. Now lawns and pathways weave through these magical gardens.

What makes this house unique

Staying here is great for a couple or small family. It has generous space for multiple families for gatherings and reunions. Retreat groups come and stay for a week. Hana Gardenland is a perfect model for eco-tourism, where guests and visitors can roam the botanical gardens and learn about plants thriving in the Hana Maui ecosystem, enjoying tropical fruit in season along the way.


Hāna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2048 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • GardenUpper - toilet , combination tub/shower
    GardenLower - toilet , shower
    GardenOutside - toilet , tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • GardenUpper1 - 1 queen
    GardenUpper2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    GardenUpper3 - 2 twin/ single
    GardenLower1 - 1 queen
    GardenLower2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • One extra futon provided in each residence.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Very Good! 4/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Hana Palms Retreat - Botanical Paradise in Heavenly Hana
average rating of 4.0 based on 10 reviews
Kihei, HI

Excellent location- spacious- clean- private - everything we needed !

  • 5 of 5

This home is located in a perfect location in Hana. Home was clean upon arrival and has everything needed for your Hana getaway. Beautiful property with tons of foliage ! I would highly recommend this property and we WILL be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Family

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this garden house with our two sos,, daughter-in-law two grand-daughters. We had a wonderful time. House was older but nice. An abundance of fruit to pick. We picked avocados and made guacamole. Yumm! Absolutely would go again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasure having Paula as a guest. Happy travels! Mahalo, Robert
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Charming house in special setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a family get together (parents, 4 adult children, two partners and one baby, not yet walking). We took both levels, and this was more than enough space for all of us. We cooked upstairs and all sat at the table there by adding a couple more chairs. The photos do not do justice to the size of the rooms. We found the bedroom on the balcony upstairs to be the best! We viewed the trees, the sky and the stars from there. It was clean and pleasant, and in a great location for hiking the Pipiwai trail and boogie boarding at Hamoa beach. It is off the beaten path, but then, that is what my kids are used to. That's part of the charm. There were insects but most stayed outside. The ones that did get in (mostly I believe it was because we left a light on in the bathroom the first night), we managed to ignore. This is not a place for people with a strong aversion to or phobia of bugs. But for us, this was much less of an issue than I expected. There are resident spider webs outside, so just pay attention when walking between the trees. We found the washing machine and dryer in a separate building closer to the main road. I enjoyed my correspondence with the owner, who was easily available, patient, and helpful. Though we did not need anything (except in finding the laundry facility), we did meet the pleasant person who takes care of the property, and it was good to know he was around. If we are fortunate to come again, we would be happy to stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Very disappointed in this property. I don't need a "Hilton", but I do expect cleanliness. This property was filthy dirty. We were so excited to stay in Hana and when we arrived all I wanted to do was cry. We along with 4 other travel companions stayed in the upper level. There were others occupying the bottom level. They were extremely rude. I was so happy to leave that house and would not recommend it to anyone. One of the 'bedrooms' was on a makeshift Lanai, with bugs making their way into the whole house. The other 2 bedrooms were dirty, most of the electrical outlets did not work. Spend a little extra and at least get something that is clean.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These “disappointed” guests did not contact us with complaints during their 3 day visit, yet dropped this review bomb 3 weeks later. We encourage guests to call right away when they arrive if they have any issues, so that we can remedy concerns for a more enjoyable visit. Located in a gorgeous botanical garden in a lust tropical rainforest, we offer a unique and unfamiliar experience to many visitors. Guests do call with issues like “I can’t get on the wifi” (reset the router) or “where is the laundry” (in another building on the property) or “I would like some additional cleaning here and here” (we appreciate feedback if we have overlooked something, and will give it additional cleaning right away). If guests inform us in advance that they are concerned or phobic about “bugs”, we recommend that staying in a teeming tropical rainforest may not be for them, and they might be happier in a sealed, sterile, air-conditioned condo somewhere else. We hosted 12 other groups of guests in February in the Garden House upper residence and none complained about cleanliness and a “filthy dirty place”. The “makeshift lanai”, which sounds bad, is actually the most desirable bedroom in the house with many windows and overlooking right into the tree canopy. When “disappointed” claims “most electrical outlets did not work”, this is factually just not true. Upper Residence has 14 electrical outlets, all of them work, except for one of the kitchen area outlets deactivated to prevent inadvertent appliance overload from tripping the circuits. So when “disappointed” complains that the guests staying in the Lower Residence “were extremely rude”, this review makes me wonder who the rude guests really were. We appreciate valid and constructive feedback, but this “disappointed” review is exaggerated, unjust and inaccurate, and is neither appreciated nor accepted.
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Wonderful 4 night stay

  • 5 of 5

We almost spent our whole 2 weeks on Maui in Kihei, but ended up spending our first 4 nights in Hana and I am SO-O-O glad we did! I don't think you can get the feel of Hana by just being there a couple hours. The Hana Palms was wonderful. It isn't a place for isn't the Hilton (or the Hana Travaasa Hotel), but it is wonderful in it's own way. We stayed in the lower property. It was nice, clean and had everything we needed. It is in a rain forest and things didn't always dry well, so be sure to ask where the dryer is! We walked the property and saw lots of native plants. It is a great place to roam (but watch for spider webs if you walk in the morning!). It was a short easy drive to Hana and a great starting point for all our journeys on the west side of Maui. There is a great fruit, smoothie & fresh banana bread stand at the sure to walk there...a nice start to each morning.

Take the time to travel the Hana Highway south of town to see waterfalls, The Pools of Ohe'o (in the National Park), Palapala Ho'omau Church & Charles Lindbergh's grave and just past the church & grave on the right is the best fruit stand for a snack...worth the extra quarter mile or so. The hike to the red sand beach is an experience in it's self, but the beach is worth the hike.

If you don't need daily maid service and you like unique places, stay at the Hana won't regret it!!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hana Garden House Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We would like to simply say that our experience with the Hana Palms Retreat was exceptional in every way. Firstly, we received the information on the Hana Palms Retreat from a referral. The house and property are spectacular. More importantly, all correspondence with the owner was direct and very accommodating. This property is everything that one would imagine a Hana Retreat to be. We rented the entire Garden House both upper and lower and could not be more satisfied with the entire experience and would highly recommend anyone to do the will not be sorry!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
OGG Kahalui Maui Airport
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Hāna House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Standard 2017 Rate
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.5%

50 percent deposit to reserve, balance due after arrival.
Travelers email or call with credit card information, and receive two email confirmations;
one from the credit card transaction and one with confirmation directions and information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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