Jasmine at Ekena


Rates: $395 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: K (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 113 reviews)
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, coastline 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!

The Jasmine suite can accommodate from one to four guests. With two large bedrooms & two bathrooms, Jasmine is perfect for 2 couples traveling together or for a family of four. Four person maximum please. Any children must be age 14 or older.

Although the Jasmine home is listed as a 2 bedroom, I only open the 2nd bedroom if you need it. There is an extra fee for the 2nd bedroom, based on the number of guests.

The beautiful Jasmine suite has 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 room has large sliding glass doors that open onto your private ocean view deck. The Jasmine suite has two bedrooms with king or twin beds and each has its own full bath. The kitchen is large and fully-equipped except for an oven. We do have a large toaster oven for your use.
Ekena was previously listed as VRBO Property #15138 for several years. Read our excellent reviews to see how our guests love Ekena & Hana Maui.
Permit # STHA2016/0001
Hawaii State Tax # GET &TAT 069636915201 Registration Number: 130090130000, TA-069-636-9152-01, GE-069-636-9152-01

Jasmine at Ekena Reviews



simon m.
April 2024
The view from the living room is one of the coolest views of any rental property I've ever stayed in. The sound of the birds in the morning was such a lovely wake up. The property is gorgeous w/ several beautiful Rainbow Eucalyptus trees. What a cool driveway! Perfectly located and close to the few things that are actually open in Hana lol. I'd absolteuly stay here again and Lily & Gray were perfectly lovely! Mahalo to them for a fantastic stay.


Catherine P.
March 2024
I was amazed by this property. It is absolutely beautiful and I wish I could have stayed longer.


Gary D.
March 2024
Beautiful house with outstanding views of the night sky. Great location for getting around Hana.


Alice B.
February 2024
This place has the best view!! Spacious and clean with everything you need. Quiet and relaxing with the best beds!


Roy H.
January 2024
The property was just a beautiful as the pictures. And the view was spectacular from the deck, or just sitting on the couch. We were on the wet side of the island in December so we expected a lot of rain. It was the tropical sort with sunshine in between rain showers. Always warm enough it didn't matter if I got damp. We were warned the house is remote so we brought groceries to last. There were lots of seasons, condiments, and even canned goods from past guests, so we would've have starved but plan ahead! Hana was lovely. There is a lot of pre-contact Hawaiian history here and enough natural wonders to fill in the days. The waves were pretty big so we kept off the few beaches we found. Would be better in the summer I suspect. Overall, a great time in Hana. Thanks Lilly!


Scott F.
November 2023
Spacious and comfy with a fabulous view. Very peaceful, quiet and secluded. Exactly what we were looking for. Owners very good regarding pre-arrival communication and instructions. Looking forward to coming back.


Janet W.
October 2023
Magnificent is only the beginning. The host were very nice & helpful. Plenty of supplies plus washer & dryer were available. Wonderful location & the views were awesome.


Anita S.
October 2023
Their place is amazing and big! The view was everything and the last night we sat out on our porch and listened to her magical harp playing. It was the best night of the trip! We had a lively visit!!!


Gregg G.
August 2023
My wife and i enjoyed our stay here. Lovely view of the ocean and surrounding area, and beautiful grounds. The owners are on the property but they are quiet and are rarely seen or heard. We liked the beach towels and beach chairs that we could use and the beds were comfortable.


Travis P.
August 2023
Hana was a beautiful and peaceful place and this was the perfect home to match. The views from the deck are stunning. It is unbelievabley quiet and relaxing here, the perfect place to just unwind. The home and property were gorgeous with lots of convenient amenities like beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, etc. Be sure you’re back at the house for sunset, it is beautiful and Lily (the host) plays her harp, you won’t want to miss it!


Andrea P.
June 2023
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property! The views were amazing and the property was stocked with everything we could have possibly needed. It is located close to the town of Hana, the black sand beach, the red sand beach, other local beaches and so much more! We wanted to have time to fully explore the road to Hana, and staying close to Hana allowed us to do just that. Ending each day on the porch, listening to Lily play the hard, while watching the sun set was so relaxing.


Lori K.
May 2023
The house was absolutely amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view was breathtaking from every room in the house. I hope we get to come back for a longer stay in the future.


John M.
May 2023
What a place! I don’t know what was better, the open concept layout and spaciousness of the unit’s interior, or the rounded deck that seems to span about 180 degrees of the outside. We were immediately struck by the design of the unit. When you walk in, it’s so open and modern looking. About half the unit’s walls are a combo of glass and screens, so it seems like you can see out in all directions. The kitchen was fantastic with lots of counter space and a large island. The bedroom was fantastic and its outer wall is all floor-to-ceiling window+screen. The outer deck is 2-3 floors up (even though the entry to the unit is conveniently at ground level). The deck must be about 100 feet end to end. It’s a magnificent view toward the Pacific from the deck, with about ¾ of a mile or so of seemingly pure rain forest in between … a gorgeous combination of scenic beauty. We had no complaints whatsoever. And we liked it so much we’ve rebooked it for a winter visit.


Karen E.
May 2023
The main living area is octagonal, which affords amazing views of both the ocean and the hills on either side. The deck is even longer than the main area. After a somewhat busy time in West Maui, we hung out here a lot, just chilling on the covered deck, doing yoga and stretching, and cooking. Sunrise (with the happiest birds ever), sunset, twilight, and even rainy times were perfect. We barely saw the owners - maybe a previous reviewer scared them off!


Judy V.
April 2023
Tranquil rainforest location with 180 view of the ocean. Everything you need for the beach for fun available there. Enjoyed it immensely.


Alice W.
March 2023
This is an amazing place that's breath taking. Either our morning starts with rains or sun, the view looking out to the greens and the ocean is priceless. This house is very spacious and the kitchen is very well equipped. It's up on a hill that's surrounded with nature. Every morning we can hear the birds chirping. Lily was very helpful with information of places to go for meals. Thank you, Lily, for making our stay such a pleasant one. Mahalo! Alice and company


Nancy A.
March 2023
Such a peaceful place to look out at the ocean. Lily and Gray were very helpful.


Bea C.
February 2023
This place was amazing! The views are spectacular. This is a great way to enjoy Hana at at relaxed pace.


Steph M.
February 2023
This property is an odd mix of private (because it's back a long lane) and not private (because the owners/managers live on site and the door to the stairs between the upper and lower rental units is not lockable. It is very spacious inside and we enjoyed the views down to the water. If you are going to rent this unit, be aware that the managers are VERY serious about turning all the lights off before you leave. The entry is not lighted at all and the walkway is uneven (round concrete pavers) so we had left just the porch light on one afternoon when we went out, knowing that we would be back after dark. My 78-year-old mother-in-law had tripped over the pavers the previous night in the dark. When we returned, they had flipped the breaker and turned off all the lights in the common areas -- we had to call them to get the breaker flipped back on. Also, one morning my husband and niece went out without my mother-in-law and I, and the husband half of the manager couple was pounding on our door at 8:45 a.m. because we had the lights on in the kitchen, where I had been making breakfast. Apparently he had looked in the window and didn't see us (I was in the bedroom and my MIL was still asleep) and so he was trying to get in to turn the lights off. I understand that they don't want to waste electricity but it was weird and really made our stay kind of unpleasant. I would not stay here again myself, but I wouldn't *not* recommend this place -- you just should know what to expect.


Dan S.
February 2023
We were blown away by the beauty of the view, layout of the property and incredibly maintained landscape. All in our party have travelled a lot and stayed in some nice places but agreed this was the most spectacular. On top of all that, the hostess, Lily, played her harp in the evening from and adjacent property making for a beautiful and serene experience. We would definitely all return without hesitation. While the property does not have an oven, it does have a stove top, microwave, grill and toaster oven which more than satisfied our needs. Thank Lily for sharing your wonderful property with us.


Barbara T.
December 2022
Lush rainforest surrounding , wide open view from floor to ceiling windows, spacious and comfy!


Joanne P.
November 2022
Lily is a great hostess. This place has breathtaking views and is spacious and comfortable . We went in Nov and it rained at night and cooled down to a comfortable sleeping temperature. Very much recommend this place . The two bedroom and bathrooms are far apart for Privacy and there is laundry .


Sarah M.
November 2022
An astounding view, grounds and well appointed home make this an unforgettable stay. Living in the midst of a rain forest was special. Lily was attentive and greeted us warmly when we arrived. We had a wonderful stay!


Bryan K.
September 2022
Picturesque surroundings, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, quiet all day and night with just the sounds of nature and on our last night we got “home” a little earlier than usual and has the pleasure of hearing Lily playing her harp.


Carrie M.
August 2022
We had a lovely time at this place. The view from the deck is incredible and the house is well kept. Hosts were responsive and made sure we had all the info we needed to have a good stay. Thank you for making this one of a kind place available!


Zena K.
August 2022
Truly a beautiful place to stay in Hana. If you are looking for quiet and solitude yet close to everything, this is it!


Ulrike H.
July 2022
We had a wonderful week at Ekena. The view is amazing and the property is well maintained. And we had the pleasure of listening to our hostess Lily playing the harp. What a great evening! We would like to stay there again on a next visit to Maui!


Crystal W.
May 2022
What a lovely home. The views are amazing. Centrally located with easy access to town. Perfect way to end a Maui vacation just RESTING IN BEAUTY


Anand B.
May 2022
Great Stay


Brock L.
February 2022
Second time, just as nice.



February 2022
We loved our stay at this amazing rental. From the mornings listening to the birds and looking at the incredible view- to the evenings sitting on the deck, sipping a drink and listening to Lily play the harp as the sky turned pink and orange. This is a beautiful setting and a comfortable rental. The view is the best! We cooked all our meals here. Although there is not .an oven, we had amazing meals and used the grill to cook fresh fish. Buy your groceries before you come to Hana, especially the fish or meat. We had an amazing stay here and hope to return!


craig t.
January 2022
Great view very quiet


Beth H.
January 2022
I highly recommend staying here! Our family enjoyed every minute! It’s just near Hana and a great stopping point after traveling the road to Hana all day! Our hosts were wonderful and supplied beach chairs and such which was an added bonus. Our only issue was a lack of oven or grill for cooking, but we made do! I’ll certainly stay here again if we get back to Hana in the future!


Phyllis W.
January 2022
The Ekena Jasmine property is the perfect place to stay in Hana. We enjoyed the beautiful panoramic view of the ocean and walking along the lush gardens listening to the birds. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the daylight fade and sitting in the living room watching the full moon rise. The property is very private and close to everything Hana has to offer. The property is very clean and Lily and Gray were promptly responsive to our emails. Our stay there was one that we will not likely forget.


Linda I.
January 2022
The property and views exceeded our expectations. Waking up every day to the expansive view of the ocean created a feeling of serenity. The kitchen was well equipped however there is no oven (not that we needed one).The caregivers/hosts were friendly and helpful. There is a laundry room next to the unit that was very much needed since we spent a lot of time at beaches . The hosts also had a supply of extra beach towels, beach chairs and snorkeling gear presumably left by other guests that could be borrowed. There are 2 stores in Hana but very limited supplies so it's important to bring food( especially meat) with you. Lots of fresh fruit available locally and a great variety of food trucks throughout town . We really didn't need to cook much. There was a restaurant and fruit stand/ store about a mile away that is excellent and has the best banana bread. The hosts are on the property so they were available and responsive to our needs but also respectful of our privacy so we didn't see much of them unless we initiated. Overall a great experience and we would return.


Brenda L.
December 2021
Hana in contrast to La Haina, wet versus dry, is made visible in the lush green surroundings of the residence. An 1980's large pole house that sits overlooking the ocean and landscape you cannot be but impressed with the expansive views. The house is well stocked and convenient. The charcoal barbeque proven difficult to light in the moist days we were there. Bathrooms are a throwback to the 80's (peachy) but clean. AS with all wet climates there were plenty of spiders and insects if that is a worry for some. We had fun watching the host try to discourage visiting pigs.


Eric T.
November 2021
This is our second stay. We will be back. It took a bit for us Texans to get used to no air-conditioning but it is fine. Amazing view. Convenient to so many great things that the typical Hana Road traveler only gets to enjoy briefly. We avoided the crowds and spent a long time at Black Sand Beach, several water falls, and the road beyond Hana.


Mary H.
October 2021
The view is undeniably great. The place not so much. The photos online give the impression of a nice well maintained house. Nope. Everything has a worn dated look to it. In much of the kitchen countertop the grout is black. Track lights above the cooktop are layered with dirt. Lampshades rusting through the fabric. Baseboards are missing in much of the house. Louvered windows have more dirt and dead bugs than could have been accumulated if they were regularly cleaned. The bathroom has outdated pink/peach sink, toilet and tub with black mold that they have unsuccessfully tried to cover with white caulking. Bedroom slider did not close properly and cockroach came in at night. Obvious spiderwebs hanging from upper patio not cleaned away. We rented the lower "Jasmine" floor and were told they only rent one floor at a time for privacy. In reality the couple who are the caretakers/owners were using the upper floor ( I think they just move up & down depending on what is rented ). We have stayed in many Maui private rentals and do not have unrealistic expectations.


Dacy L.
September 2021
Before we went on our trip, we tried to cancel due to covid and Hawaii government warnings abt traveling to the state. We were very wary, but Lily assured us we would be isolated and relatively safe. We are so glad that we kept our reservation because Lily was definitely correct. The home is very isolated on top of a hill looking over lush greenery and the ocean. Lily even treated us to a superb sunset harp performance. It was such a pleasant, magical experience. I am already planning my next visit and Would def stay here again.


Katie D.
August 2021
The property is as advertised. It had beautiful views of nature and the ocean. It was a perfect central location for all the local Road to Hana attractions (Wai'anapanapa State Park and Haleakala National Park being the main ones). The house is fitted with all the necessities. A word to the wise, the property does not have AC. It does have a couple fans we used at night and had no issue being comfortable. I would recommended this to anyone looking to stay in Hana.


Sara L.
August 2021
We absolutely loved staying at this house. It has incredible views, better then you can tell in the listing. The house was comfortable, clean, peaceful and had everything we needed. Our family of 4 was grateful to spend time here.


donna f.
July 2021
I was in Hana for my daughters wedding and would have liked to host a luncheon for the immediate family members. When I read no additional guest, I misunderstood that to mean no overnight stays. When I arrived I realized it meant NO EXTRA VISITORS PERIOD! My misunderstanding and it did not ruin the visit. The daily view was breathtaking and made for a totally wonderful Hawaiian experience. I would suggest an investment in some new beach chairs. The ones available have seen better days. Mahalo🙏🏻


Patrick B.
July 2021
. Breathtaking views and delightful hosts who were always available, but never intrusive. We will definitely come back and highly recommend this spectacular place.


Eugene W.
June 2021
Lily's place is fantastic. Came as advertised and can't beat the view. Hosts were very welcoming and gave us a week's worth of bananas from their tree - which were delicious! If you're lucky enough, you might hear Lily playing the harp from the top deck as the sun sets over Hana.


Hsiaomei K.
June 2021
Excellent



October 2018
Lovely property. Great views. Gracious hosts. Great convenient !ocation.


margie k.
October 2018
Lily & Grey were wonderful hosts, we had everything we needed including beach chairs, snorkel gear, towels, coolers, etc. The home is gorgeous and view spectacular! Very happy we stayed and felt that the price matched the quality of the home. We will be going back!


david k.
August 2018
By far the nicest place I've rented at the islands out of a dozen trips ive had.


Marcia F.
August 2018
Truly beautiful place with such amazing views of the mountains, gardens and ocean. Place was very large and roomy with two great sized bedrooms. Two full baths with tubs were great to have. The beds were so comfortable, I have trouble sleeping, but not while I was there. The kitchen was well stocked and there were tons of beach toys, snorkeling gear, chairs etc. The place was so quiet and peaceful, especially when Lily played her harp. Lily and Grey were very easy to work with. I would highly recommend the Jasmine Suites.


Jim F.
July 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed this home which had unbelievable views. Great accommodations. We had a fabulous time. Would definitely stay again when we come back!!


Bill A.
June 2018
Jasmine at Ekena was the first place we booked for our trip because it looked so impressive on VRBO. We had high expectations. Little did we know that our expectations would fall short of the experience we had in this wonderful Hana getaway. The views were spectacular! The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. We were close enough to places like Wainapanapa Park, and the Seven Sacred pools to visit them without being rushed. Lily and Gray were there to greet us when we arrived and were wonderful hosts throughout our short stay. Lily's harp playing provided a wonderful musical soundscape and Gray took time to cut some fresh bananas for us. The breezes from the mountains were so refreshing that we had the doors and windows open almost all the time and probably wouldn't have used AC if they had it. Mahalo Lily and Gray, for a wonderful escape from the ordinary.


amy d.
June 2018
We enjoyed our stay, the house is very comfortable and we especially enjoyed sitting on the deck taking in the view.


Shaina L.
May 2018
My husband and I recently went to Maui for a late honeymoon. We stayed in Wailea for a few nights and then planned on staying in Hana for a few nights to experience both sides of the island. When we arrived at the Sea Breeze unit, which is the upstairs unit, we were immediately surprised by how warm it was. Lily was gracious enough to let us check-in early and we arrived a little after 12:30pm. The outside temperature was 84 degrees and the inside was also 84 degrees. There was absolutely no breeze that day which didn't help matters. Lily had already had all the doors and windows open and fans blowing for us. However, when the fans are blowing and there is no cold breeze, it's just circulating warm air. We are from Florida and are extremely tolerant of hot, humid weather but after a day outside hiking this was not pleasant to say the least. After cold showers and ice-water we hoped it would get better but it didn't. Even as the early evening came there was still no breeze and it was extremely warm. We tried staying outside on the outdoor deck which has a beautiful view, but the mosquitoes, ants and other bugs drove us back inside. The screen doors do not have good periphery seals so bugs were getting inside and biting us also. I noticed more bugs than I can count inside including a spider by my nightstand. This was definitely not the honeymoon I was expecting! Trying to sleep that night was horrendous with the bugs, hard uncomfortable mattress and hot air. We decided early that morning we couldn't do another day here so we called Lily and told her the situation. She said she was very sorry but understood. After we had already left, I received an email from her which was very sweet and she said she wish she had known so she could try to fix the situation. She also said they've never had this problem before which I find very hard to believe. Unless you have window units for hot days like this, and a screened in porch to help with the bugs, there would have been no way to help the situation. I asked to at least have a partial refund for the day we didn't stay but she said that wasn't possible. This was disheartening. I understand she would be losing money, but at the same time this was our honeymoon and after the many issues that arose, I felt we were justified in having some of our money refunded for that day. Below I listed some pros and cons. Pros: beautiful view, washer/dryer, full kitchen Cons: hot, bugs, hard uncomfortable mattress


Michelle K.
May 2018
We truly enjoyed our stay. Lily was very sweet and welcomed us when we arrived.. the views are amazing. Home is clean and has everything you need. The peace you feel is like no ther.. amazing location, close to shops and the best beaches. Hope to stay again in the near future


Jim H.
April 2018
Serene, lush flora and fauna, beautiful hiking, large living space for two couples, on-site hosts were very helpful.


Michel C.
September 2011
This is one of the most amazing rental properties that I have rented. From our booking with Robin, to our greeting by Gaylord, the mgrs and his dog Raz, the whole process was very enjoyable and professional. The home itself is absolutely stunning and gorgeous. The views from inside the home and from the deck is like heaven. We spent the last few days of our honeymoon at this home and couldn't have dreamt of a better place to do it. We will def be back soon. Thanks Gaylord and Robin. Your home is a truly unique place that can't be compared to a hotel stay. The home is fully stocked w everything u could ask for and very clean.


Helen R.
January 2011
You never quite know what to expect when you are renting part of someone's home. We were totally thrilled with these accommodations. You feel as if you are in your own home with expansive views from the floor to ceiling glass walls that line the great room.This property is lovingly cared for. The two bedrooms are separated by the great room so two couples could easily share this vacation spot and enjoy privacy. The owners go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. Beach mats, a surf board and beach chairs were provided. Ekena sits high on a hill and you wake up to bird songs and a fabulous view of Hana.The house is filled with many books and magazines about the area. I fully intend to return it was such a relaxing vacation. We chose to hike each day. We purchased excellent prepared food from vendors in town one dinner was vegetarian and one was Thai from Prawnee near the elementary school in Hana both meals were excellent. We also brought our own food from Maui and self catered breakfast and lunch. There were lots of extras in the refrigerator that other visitors had left such as salt, sugar, soy sauce etc. If you enjoy nature you will love the time you spend in this home. It is Hawaii at its best.



August 2010
If you are like me and dislike crowds and resorts, then this is the place for your romantic getaway. We stayed at the Jasmine home which is very spacious with a view that makes you want to live there. This is a quiet and lush property. The photos for this location do no justice for what is actually as close as you can get to heaven on earth. The home was very clean and well maintained. Kitchen fully stocked with all you need minus the food yet some condiments were in the fridge. Laundry room with soap for your convenience. A shower with a good flow so that your not standing there rinsing your hair and body off forever. Books that are informative about your surrounding area. This is a great place to stay if you are watching your budget. Eat at home everyday and sightsee so many places that are free or others for a very small fee. We did go out to dinner once at the local hotel's resaraunt and had the very best food weve ever tasted. Even the local food and fruits were so tasty compared to some of the best food we get to eat in Californias Central Valley. We treated ourselves to the mouthwatering pineapple, coconut and bananas that are not native to our area. So delicious! Please remeber that Hana is a jungle and to use OFF repelent when taking walks which I did almost everyday. We would love to come back again and stay again for our one year anniversary. I would recommend this property to people who appreciate a beautiful home yet love the outdoors. Please see the Lava Tube, Koki Beach, Seven Sacred Pools, Waimoku Falls and local fruit stands. The local people here are very sweet and friendly. Open your hand, close your three middle fingers and wave this to others you pass by. This place changed me for the better. Mahalo



August 2010
We have been to Ekena over 10 times and we keep coming back because it is truly "Paradise on Earth." Hidden away in heavenly Hana it is modern, spacious and comfortable. We love to cook and the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need including a dishwasher. It is like a first-class hotel with all the comforts of home. A peaceful haven with a view to die for. A spectacular wrap-around lanai with amazing views of the ocean and the fields. You can watch the whales pass by as you sip your morning coffee or evening cocktails. Give yourself a treat and spend a few days or a few weeks at Ekena. You will never want to leave.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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