Family adventure - pleasant surprise! :-)
Dale -- Mar 31, 2011 09:24 am
Off the beaten path in Haleiwa, Hawaii lies “Relax @ The Eco- B& Yoga/Foodie Retreat w/spa or Complete Healing Experience.” The owner and operator of this bed and breakfast is Cab Spates a former professional
surfer raised in Virginia Beach area. Our family had never stay at a bed and breakfast before and both my wife and daughter had some apprehension about staying overnight, however that apprehension turned out to become a pleasant surprise. Cab delivers a unique sense of serenity with all his guest. Personally coming from a high stress and fast pace way of life in the Midwest (United States), I was able to sense calmness from my entire family just being able to spend 6-8 hours of having general conversation (that is chilling) with Cab. Cab also is a substitute teacher and enjoys spending time with youths from K-12 grades. He respects all cultures and encourages his students to embrace (that is be proud of) the cultures that they are from. He has studied philosophies of the East (that is Japanese and Chinese) and Native American culture and has embraced their “Oneness” of coexisting with
nature. He understands the value of harvesting and nurturing his garden and planet. He is an excellent chef and had us sampling sour sop, apple bananas, ice cream bananas, and many more exotic fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Before bed he had us making our own shampoo. For breakfast he made smoothies, an omelette, and baked coconut. Both of my children
Cassandra (17) and Joshua (20) loved their brief time spent with Cab. Joshua would love to live with Cab. Cab has many friends so he is well connected to many outfitters (such as surfing lessons etc.) and has a
wealth of information about the North Shore. Cab is a gem on the North Shore waiting to be discovered for those that are willing to leave the beaten path. My only regret is not being able to spend a few more days
with my family at Relax @ The Eco- B& Yoga/Foodie Retreat w/spa.
Date of visit March 26-27, 2011
Oahu's family-friendly hideaway
marika -- Feb 08, 2010 09:31 pm
The Alt Green B&B was a fabulous destination for our family of five. We took up all the beds, and occupied most of kind Cab's time. He showed us beaches, took a teen surfing, cooked divine food (including dinner one night) and he gave excellent massages to three of us. Cab met all of our needs. We thoroughly enjoyed his aesthetic and his cuisine. We often talk about Cab and his welcoming home. Every morning, we now have acai smoothies, thanks to Cab. He taught us a lot about a lot of things, including waves, plants, food, and Hawaii. Hi-de-ho! We have a home away from home to return to in Hawaii. (Love that basil and noni omelette!)
A relaxing retreat on the North Shore
Amy -- Jan 30, 2010 01:19 am
I was looking for a quiet, relaxing place to get some R&R that was eco-friendly and I made a great choice in Cab Spate's Alternative Green B&B.
The owner, Cab has been living in Haleiwa for over 15 yrs and he knows of all the great places to go in and around Haleiwa. Check out Cafe Haleiwa, where they serve banana pancakes to die for. Singer, Jack Johnson lives in Haleiwa, and it is said that he loves the cakes here as well. Waimea Falls Park is a must see! A walk through this park to the falls is paradise. Cab also has several bikes available to get around town if you choose not to rent a car. Cab also offers a pick up service from the airport if you want to forgo the expensive car rental. The bus service is great, it circles the entire island and bikes are allowed on board too.
My month long stay was definately well worth it, and I would highly recommend this B&B experience in Oahu country!
Amazing Experience on the North Shore
Scott -- Nov 02, 2009 01:43 am
My girlfriend and I recently stayed with Cab for a few days and it was phenomenal.
Let's start with transportation. Cab came down to the airport to pick us up in his pimp car and gave us a great tour as we made our way out to Hale'iwa. There were a ton of sights we might not have appreciated otherwise, like all the different trees and mountains and crops. It was for a fee, but far less than it would've cost for a taxi and a lot quicker and easier than trying to take The Bus.
Cab gave us great recommendations on places to see, beaches to go to, and restaurants to dine at. He let us use his bikes to get around and even fixed them up so they fit us best. He offered to let us use his car to get around too, but it was just too beautiful to go driving.
There were a couple of rooms to choose from and we opted for the downstairs one which was a little bigger and could better accomadate 2 people. Even though we were very close to the compost heap, there were no funky smells. There's a regular bathroom and shower upstairs in the house (we were never adventurous enough to try the outdoors shower and even Cab usually stays away from the compostable toilet outside).
The whole place was very low-key, much like Cab. He made one of the best breakfasts we'd ever had. In that one meal, we seriously had 11 fruits, most of which I'd never heard of before. It's hard to overstate how amazing his garden is. He just has all these tropical fruits and veggies and herbs dropping into his house.
He's really tied into the nature scene and loves to teach abou it. He also gave us a bottle of champagne one night when we were going out for dinner. Oh and he took us to a locals yoga class in the morning which was a great way to start the day in the relaxed Hale'iwa.
We split our week in Oahu between Cab's place and the Hilton in Waikiki and I'm really glad we did that because
a) it made us appreciate having air conditioning
b) it was a great counterpoint to all the consumerism that's thrown in your face on Waikiki
c) the food was cheaper, healthier, more natural, and more authentic and
d) it's so much easier to find a nice secluded beautiful picturesque relaxing spot on the north shore than anywhere else
So if you're looking for a taste of real Hawai'i and have a little bit of outdoorsiness and adventure in you, Cab's place is definitely for you
A truly unique experience
Patricia -- Feb 03, 2009 11:04 am
Super friendly Cab Spates, a former surf pro, has a couple of rooms in his house on offer. Don’t expect five star luxury – the rooms are basic and you have to share the bathroom with other guests – but do expect a truly unique experience. Each morning Cab prepares an exotic breakfast full of spices and fruits out of his garden. Do ask for his superb pancakes with passion fruit-look-a-likes. Cab is a great source for information on the benefits of Hawaiian plants and trees. The leaves of the Hibiscus in his garden are great to wash your hair with. Cab is also more than willing to give you information on the best beaches, picnic spots and markets on the island. Another plus is the location of his B&B: a couple of minutes away from the centre of Haleiwa and close to the action of the Banzai Pipeline. A funky place full of good vibes.
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