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Samadhi Butterfly

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Couples & Honeymooners. Privacy & Romance! 7 Sacred Pools - 2 Day Bookings OK!

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cottage/Suite, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Ala Aina Ocean Vista is a private, unique, 100% solar-powered B&B suite that is located on a former banana plantation. Nestled in an exotic lush tropical setting, our accommodation promises peace and quiet and offers guests sweeping ocean vistas. Enjoy lying in bed watching the ocean in your king-sized bed surrounded by windows overlooking tropical trees, Hawaiian flowers and rolling green lawns.

Our B&B suite offers a fully-equipped efficiency kitchen on the large private deck. You can cook 'under the stars'! There is an inside private bathroom with marble floors and tiled shower (roomy enough for two), as well as an outside bath and shower with lotus pond in your own little garden. Classic board games, ipod docking speakers, DVD and Direct TV for those that want television.

We are just 2 miles from, 7 Sacred Pools, aka The Pools at Ohe'o or also called 'Ohe'o Gulch'. Additionally we are 10 miles to the town of Hana, where the famous Hasegawa's General Store and the Hotel Hana Maui are located.

We are only 30-40 minutes to Maui's black and red sand beaches. Waioka pond, known as 'Venus pools', are a short 20 minutes away and Alele Waterfall is just 2 minutes away.

The best part is we offer each and every guest a romantic and quiet accommodation experience.

More Details
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Samadhi Butterfly (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Samadhi Butterfly

Originally from Michigan, I have been blessed to be a Hana, Maui resident since 1982. I run our B&B with my daughter. Together we have created this special place for our guests to enjoy and we keep busy making sure our 4-acre parcel is beautiful and manicured.

We were fortunate to have found this lush and peaceful spot on the Island of Maui. After my husband passed, my daughter and I needed a way to make a living, so we took advantage of having a space to renovate into a Bed and Breakfast, as this allowed Mercury (my daughter) and myself to stay at home, run a business and have a connection with wonderful folks from all over the world. This has worked out better than we could even imagined!

Samadhi Butterfly purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Samadhi Butterfly chose Hana

We are 100% green (completely solar powered) and offer our guests the chance to enjoy the lifestyle and and views that one would expect of a tropical paradise. Although we are always happy to answer questions and can offer plenty of advice on any Hana activities or sightseeing spots, we ultimately respect the privacy of our guests and believe in making sure you have a peaceful and romantic stay while you are here. We are around when you need us… and respectful when you want to be alone.

What makes this cottage unique

We have the luxury of privacy, peace and quiet in our setting. Mercury and I enjoy staying on our blessed piece of paradise and working in nature to make things beautiful. We enjoy donating to the homeless with our abundant fruit from our trees. We get most of our social connections with the wonderful folks that visit our B&B. We enjoy being totally 'green' and helping provide true eco-friendly accommodations but with the creature-comforts one would expect of a wonderful place to vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Mother-Daughter team do a great job at hospitality in their

"Piece of Paradise". We enjoyed two of our dinners on the lanai

watching the sunset. One dinner we ate off of the bamboo tray on our

bed because of the rainfall. As the evenings progressed, we would sit

at the table and read, eat tropical fruit from the property then

crawl into the king size bed and watch the geckos crawl up the

outside of the windows. The croaking frogs and light rainfall lulled

us to sleep several nights.

We enjoyed coconut milk, mangoes and bananas from the beautifully

manicured grounds (a former banana plantation).

Once we were greeted and shown around, we were given complete

privacy, unless we sought them out with a question. I bought a nice

costume jewelry necklace from Mercury's collection of handmade

jewelry. We appreciated all of the plumerias and other exotic flowers

used to decorate our room.

We would recommend Ala Aina Ocean Vista, especially for honeymooners;

lots of privacy and beautiful scenery. The only sounds we heard were

the mooing of nearby cows occasionally, birds trilling, the wind in

the mango trees and the frogs at night. Ahhhhh, lovely!

This is the exact opposite of Kaanapali's hustle and bustle. it's

remote, quiet & relaxing. If you want to rejuvenate and enjoy nature,

this is the place to stay!
Jul 2009
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Couples & Honeymooners. Privacy & Romance! 7 Sacred Pools - 2 Day Bookings OK!
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
Mooresville, NC USA

Exotic Off The Grid Experience Unique

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed 3 exceptional days at this B&B. It is beautiful, exotic and peaceful. Mahalo

This experience is not for everyone. If you need cabanas, clubbing and expensive resort restaurants, this isn't for you. If you want peace and serenity in a unique place, its exceptional.

The owners are very respectful of the land and the environment. We enjoyed cooking on the open air deck. We had bought unbelievably fresh fish earlier in the day and finished the sauce with the tangerines from the trees on the property.

On our trip to Maui, we stayed up country on a coffee plantation, a condo in Wailea for the beaches, and this B&B. It covered the range of experiences on the island. This was a great way to complete our week.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Romantic, Private, Gorgeous, Unique, and Well-Located

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had 3 exceptional days at the Hana B&B. This was the opposite of the usual vacation experience in that it was so quiet and so peaceful. Just a few minutes after getting in, we began to speak in whispers, and pretty much spoke that way the entire time we spent there. An EXCELLENT location from which to explore Hana and the environs, we spent most of each day doing just that, but felt that we were STILL exploring even when we returned here at the end of the day. Sam and Merc were friendly and helpful, and the place and the property were beautiful and comfortable. We used herbs from the garden, and ate fresh bananas (lots of banana trees) whenever we wanted. We even got to feed bananas to the horses next door when they would visit our fence-line. Gorgeous ocean vistas, including the Big Island and the sunset, plus THE BEST SHOWER EVER were just extras to what was a perfect place for our Maui stay. Can't recommend this highly enough!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

A Beautiful Place to Get Away From it All

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights during our Honeymoon. It was the first time either of us had ever been to Hawaii and we planned a lot of places to stay. This was, by far, our favorite. Located away from it all on the South Shore of Maui this Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay after driving the Road to Hana. It is just a few miles from the Seven Sacred Pools and Haleakala National Park. The room is very clean and features a gorgeous bathroom with a giant shower. There are plenty of extra blankets, towels, books, guides, beach equipment, and bottles of water. There is a deck off of the room with chairs and a small kitchen. It was lovely being able to cook and eat under so many bright stars.

Sam and her daughter Mercury are both very kind, hospitable, and offer excellent advice on things to do and routes to take driving. Mercury sells jewelry, so be sure to bring some cash with you. I purchased a gorgeous necklace for my mother in law from her.

All in all this was definitely our favorite place we stayed during our 2 weeks in Hawaii. We look forward to returning one day.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay for a Hana adventure

  • 5 of 5

We have made several day trips to Hana over the years, but this was the 1st time we stayed for a few nights. We were able to enjoy things we didn’t have time to do before. This cottage is lovely, filled with natural light and has gorgeous views of the grounds and ocean. The owners have decorated it beautifully and tucked flowers and greens here and there. Sitting on the private deck at night, looking up at the stars was a real treat we don’t get at home with city lights. We had everything we needed to enjoy a wonderful few days in Hana. Sam & Mercury, thanks for sharing your place, and those yummy oranges, with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Slice of Paradise! - Don't pass this gem up when looking around Hana - this is THE PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures show this location in full detail...but being here in person is even better! You always wonder in the picture..will it really have this view, etc. Well ALA ‘AINA OCEAN VISTA is spectacular the views are beyond the pictures. I found myself sitting on the Lanai ....and watching the views all around...2 views to the ocean...and then great mountain views. Sam and Mercury will get you settled, they are there for anything you need...and give you plenty of privacy as well! You need more than 2 nights to just rest and enjoy this slice of paradise! It is easy to cook in the outdoor kitchen, you are well supplied for breakfast - including local fruits and homemade bread. Bring your lunch/snacks and dinner with you and enjoy the ease of the outdoor kitchen and the amazing views. Only went into Hana 1 day as really there was no need to drive back and forth. And be sure and take "the back road" on your return trip - if you came up the Hana Hwy on the way up.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved this place and will hopefully visit again one day. Secluded, peaceful, tropical, artistic, romantic, natural, clean, views, amazing shower. The owners are beautiful ladies and both very kind and accommodating. I had the best sleep listening to the downpour of rain. The property is incredible with fruit trees and ocean views and even a tree swing.

An additional bonus is that it is located right next to the natural attractions of Hana...which means when we visited them in the morning we had them 100% to ourselves as the other visitors don't arrive until a bit later (they have to drive hours to get there). Must hike in the bamboo forrest.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kahului Airport (OGG)
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Hana Highway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Ka'uiki Dining Room at Travaasa
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hamoa Beach
Car: necessary

Ala Aina Ocean Vista is located in the pristine Hana side of Maui on a private estate. Surrounded with lush gardens of tropical flowers, and seasonal fruit trees of; banana, mango, avocado, starfruit, Surinam cherries, oranges, tangerines and lemons (to list a few).

The property also boasts ocean vistas and nearby to Maui's famous Wainapanapa Black Sand Beach, Red Sand Beach, Hamoa Beach. We are also close to Waimoko Falls and a few other famous Maui waterfalls.

One of the best things our Hana property provides is peace and quiet.


Rates & Availability

Kipahulu Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 12 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

ONE TIME cleaning fee $63 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Check-in is 3pm. Check-out is 11am. Please inquire in advance for Early check-in or late check-out possibility.

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Kipahulu Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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