Our dream is to continue to preserve the house as a gathering place as it always has been and create a learning environment, a place where people come to study, retreat, interact with gratitude, eat great food, drink good wine and enjoy the beauty and spirit of this island.
Go for the Pilates
The next scheduled retreat is planned for
March 24-29th 2018
Join us or feel free to build your own retreat and set your own dates. Come to Maui anytime, come alone or with a group and get your workouts from a Pilates pro.
Go for the Food
Alfresco, outdoor dining with local cuisine prepared by Chef Derrick, a classically trained saucier and veteran of numerous professional kitchens around the world.
Check out some sample menu's and read the fascinating interview with him.
Go for the Sights
We're happy to share our local expertise with you, we can point you towards some of Maui's hotspots- secret beaches, waterfalls, swimming holes, and help arrange your ocean activities, backcountry hikes and touring via Jeep, boat or helicopter.
Go for the Celebration
The beachfront location is the perfect backdrop for our retreats. It's also available to rent for special events, from dinner for two with a private Chef to catered banquets of up to 100 guests. We can arrange all kinds of entertainment with hula dancers, musicians, and outdoor cinema.
"If you've ever been walking on a beach and looked at houses lined up right next to the sand and said to yourself. "Self, I'd really like to stay in a house that close to the beach" then this place is for you. It doesn't have all the amenities a typical resort would offer, but a resort can't offer what this place does. Which is an authentic, simple, peaceful spot to call home. My wife and I loved every day spent here and would recommend it to anyone that wants a non-typical authentic atmosphere!
Mahalo to Derrick and Arlene"
"Excellent location, wonderful hosts and a view to die for. The cottage is as described. It's an authentic and low-key way to experience the beauty of Maui. Arlene is an excellent Pilates Instructor and Massage Therapist. Derrick brings local history to life, the consummate host."
"This place is amazing, and Derrick and Arlene are the best hosts. The space is stunning. Fall asleep to the waves and ocean breeze. See the ocean view from nearly every spot in the home. Derrick and Arlene are so great too- Derrick has a rich family history that is fascinating, and they both are always willing to help, give advice, offer yummy fresh bananas, etc. There is no where we would rather stay on Maui than with them, truly!"
"So glad we stayed here, as Derrick and Arlene were wonderful hosts! If you want glitz, glamour and top-shelf amenities, stay at The Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton. If you want a place that's clean, cozy, and comfortable, where you can hear the waves, see the water from every view, watch the sun set right from your balcony and walk onto the beach in minutes, this location can't be beat! End of story. Also, Derrick was readily available, incredibly responsive, and always willing to help. His love for the island and the Aloha spirit was palpable. He definitely made us feel welcome and appreciated. We're already dreaming about a return visit."
"I don't even know where to start- The ocean views were amazing, waking up to the sound of the waves and going to bed to the sound of the waves were absolutely tranquil. Beach towels, beach chairs, boogey boards, cooler, etc. were all readily available if we needed, which we used the chairs everyday. There were so many shops and restaurants right by our place to rent snorkeling stuff and to eat a meal! The location was perfect- we didn't want a typical beach resort place and the price it comes with, but this place sure felt like it; being so close to the beach, our own space, own patio, could cook our own food, it was great. Derrick and Arlene had everything there in the apt that you could need! On the last note, Derrick and Arlene were fantastic hosts."
"We really called the Beachfront Studio our home because it felt like it. A home right at the beach, with Arlene and Derrick as our family and little details in the apartment that make you feel very comfortable. The Studio is very central - close to the surf shop, to the supermarket and to the hammock in the front yard :) We loved taking the provided beach gear! Arlene really knows the scenic hiking spots on the island and Derrick is the best cook on Maui. Both of them are more than hosts to us now. Mahalo."
"Two words: Stay Here. Arlene and Derrick are first-rate hosts; friendly, conscientious, caring, considerate, the best one could possibly ask for. This place is a true Hawaiian beach house. The setting is stunning; literally at the entrance to a popular and lovely beach. I swung in the hammock, listening to doves and geckos calling, watching the sunset, feeling the warm breeze. The place is central to Kihei, there are so many cafes and restaurants to walk to and the beach walks go on forever. It really is as good as it looks. I can't wait to come back here. Mahalo Arlene and Derrick for your warmth and hospitality."