ENLIGHTENMENT CHASER & MEDITATION JUNKIE
We are Doug & Jen. We just purchased this beautiful property – somehow we feel it chose us. We envision Hale O Kauka Healing Garden as a sanctuary and private retreat for our immediate family, guests and eventually day visitors to the garden. We mostly live in L.A. and have a team of trusted helpers who oversee the operation and maintenance of our Hawaiian retreat when we are off island.
What we love about our Maui home:
The location! Hale O Kauka Healing Garden is neighbor to the Temple of Peace Healing Spa where you can access many spa services with just a walk down the driveway. We also have a local massage therapist who will come to the house. Many restaurants with vegan and gluten free options are just a short walk into Haiku town and the beach is just 2 miles down the road. We love Haiku – its close to the Road to Hana, Twin Falls, hiking trails, Paia town, access to Haleakala crater, Makawao town, the airport and all the shops and grocery choices in Wailuku. One of the best restaurants on the island is just mile from us, Mamma’s Fish House – but if you plan to dine there you’ll need to make a reservation well ahead of your stay. Hale Maile General Store is also a good dining option close by with less notice. Our favorite local grocery store is Mana in Paia with lots of organic and local fresh produce, within walking distance of Mana are several excellent eateries including Cafe de Amis, Flatbread Pizza and Paia Fish Market. For a beautiful breakfast lunch or dinner the restaurant at Lumeria is a great local choice and don’t forget to stop at the Sacred Garden of Maliko to have some tea, walk their labrynth, check out their gift shop and stroll the nursery. The Farmacy health and juice bar in Pukalani is also great with a Foodland grocery store in the same location. If you want instagramable photos with drinks that have umbrellas and orchids in them – it’s just a short 40 minute drive to the resort areas and shopping in Wailea and Kaanapali.
Orion is our “Gatekeeper,” – he literally built the gate and will happily unlock it to welcome you in. In addition to providing you access, he’s pretty handy and can fix just about anything – which is really important when your house is 150 years old. Orion lives on the property full time and has his own suite and entrance, you’ll hardly see him during your stay but he’s just a text away.
Tom also comes around, he’s lived on Maui since he was a teenager and his long gray hair suggests that was a while back. He cares for the land, harvests the fruit and carries away fallen palm frawns – you might see him in his pick up truck during your stay.
Lastly, Sophia is our housekeeper. Her name means wisdom and she lives up to it. She comes in between guest stays and about once a week to sweep out geckos, re-make the rooms and tidy up – she keeps a stocked supply of towels and extra linens in the laundry room.
Aloha & Welcome to Hale O Kauka!