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Property Details

Updated: Jan 31, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

You drive some two hours on the Hana Highway, one of the USA’s most renowned roads, crossing about sixty bridges as you wind along the scenic crags of Haleakala marveling at the waterfalls and looking down on the wide ocean. This spectacular journey takes you to the best place in the world, in our view. Our beaches—there are six of them, all quite different—are never crowded, our ocean and mountain views are everywhere superb, our people delightful, our rain forest is fascinating and our climate perfect. The spiritual feeling of old Hawai’i is hard to find nowadays, yet it permeates Hana, far from tourist hordes. But, if you are looking for a happy place to stay in Hana, you probably know all that already; and that a day trip is not enough. So here’s why to ring us to check out Kolea Cottage as your comfortable, competitively priced, Hana base for a few days or weeks.

Kolea, timber-built in 2003, is located a mile from Hana airport on the lower slopes of the 10,000 foot Mount Haleakala, surrounded by lawn carved out of the forest in a secluded corner of our fruit farm. Our 11-acre estate is bursting with flowers, fruit trees and tropical plants of many sorts. Guests are welcome to fruit from our trees, flowers from the garden and books from our library to read while listening to CDs of Hana musicians or the dawn and dusk bird chorus, enjoying the ocean view from the lanai.

Kolea’s principal bedroom has a queen bed, the second bedroom twin beds or king bed. Soft linen and towels are provided. Bathroom with tub. Covered lanai with seating. In total, 1,200 sq ft of comfortable home. The kitchen area, which has plenty of storage and a separate pantry, oven, microwave, blender, and ice-making fridge, is fully equipped with cooking and dining things. The washer and drier are in a closet off the lanai. Kolea has Time Warner cable connected to a 32” flat-screen color TV, CD/DVD player, telephone, internet and wi-fi. Any special requirements—give us a call and we will do our best.

We will on request provide snorkeling gear and beach towels, and we can guide you on the eating possibilities, hiking and many things to do around Hana, including special local events which are often not much publicized. None are more than a short drive away.

Kolea Cottage is named for the beautiful bird that owns the cottage lawn, otherwise known as the Hawaiian golden plover. You may meet her if you are here in the right season, for this remarkable navigator puts on her best plumage and departs in the spring to fly 3,000 miles across the ocean for a summer in Alaska, where she raises a family before returning accurately to our yard in the fall.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

The owners of Kolea Cottage are developing a fruit farm in Hana after many years sailing the Pacific Ocean and circumnavigating the world. Having seen a thousand islands, they have found the finest possible place to drop anchor.

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25 Reviews

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Your Comfortable, Lovely Hana Base
-(808) 248-4950 (Hawaii, USA)
Hana Maui

Great architecture!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time in Hana and this house was a great base. Clean and nice furniture. Wished coffee pot and jacuzzi worked. Great view of stars at night
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Your Comfortable, Lovely Hana Base
-(808) 248-4950 (Hawaii, USA)
Hana Maui
Sacramento, CA

2nd visit just as great as first

  • 5 of 5
Hana is an extraordinary piece of old Hawaii, nothing like the resort areas on West and South Maui. It is also NOT a day trip. Hana deserves much longer. So for the second time, our family of 4 stayed three nights in Hana. We chose Kolea Cottage both times.

This VRBO property is perfect for us with the 2 BR layout (twin beds in one room). It is in the tropics, and on part of a tropical fruit farm, which defines its best and worst features. We just love the wildness, quiet, and diverse living things at this location. However, if you are not amused by indoor geckos, this is not the place for you.

The house is very clean and has a good kitchen but be aware that this is the tropics, and the ants are unforgiving if you do not keep everything as clean as it was when you arrived.

Favorite things about this property: Nightime rainfall on the roof, marvelous, dark skies for star gazing, proximity to all the Hana sights, family-friendly layout, gorgeous patio.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Your Comfortable, Lovely Hana Base
-(808) 248-4950 (Hawaii, USA)
Hana Maui

Great Little Hidaway

  • 4 of 5
We loved this place. It was clean and equipped. We liked the unusual round roof. it rained the first night we were there and the sound of the rain on the roof and the lush plants was wonderful.
Great place to stay.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Your Comfortable, Lovely Hana Base
-(808) 248-4950 (Hawaii, USA)
Hana Maui

A lovely place for some peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful two days here. So nice to come to Hana and stay, not just drive back the same day. We did some wonderful hikes that wouldn't have been possible as a day trip. Best of all was just sitting on the porch sipping wine and watching an evening shower, listening to the sounds and smelling the smells. And eating the papaya we harvested from the tree five feet from the front door. The kids loved hanging out.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Your Comfortable, Lovely Hana Base
-(808) 248-4950 (Hawaii, USA)
Hana Maui

Great location

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our time in the Kolea Cottage. It was as described, clean, quiet, and a great location for day trips.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Your Comfortable, Lovely Hana Base
-(808) 248-4950 (Hawaii, USA)
Hana Maui
Washington DC

Pretty Good!

  • 5 of 5
Convenient to all the Hana sites, pretty nicely maintained, really nice owner. If you want a relaxing spot for Hana, this is a great choice. There are some bugs, but if bugs bother you, you probably should not come to Hana!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: She’s right. We live in a tropical rainforest, and bugs are prolific as you would expect, many rather beautiful including various beetles and spiders. They don’t bother us residents and they’re not a problem if simple precautions are taken like putting food away. We protect the house well, but in Hana it is impossible to keep all geckoes and tiny ants out. The home is fully screened in, and coils will defend the lanai. Though so far as we know there is no malaria or other mosquito-born disease in Maui, it may be wise to bring mosquito discouragement.


From the Owner

Please note that we only offer single-night reservations when they fit with existing bookings or sometimes within 30 days.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kahului at 50 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hana Highway at 0.25 Miles Nearest Beach : Waianapanapa at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Yoga, Pilates, Massage.

There is a small local airport 3 minutes away: Hana airport (HNM)


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Updated: Jan 31, 2015

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season
Dec 19 2014 - Mar 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
low Season
Apr 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • fifth person/nt $15 + Tax
  • 3rd,4th,5th person/wk ea $100 + Tax
  • cleaning 2 nts or less $45 + Tax
  • third person/nt $15 + Tax
  • fourth person/nt $15 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

We only offer single nights when fitting with existing reservations or sometimes within next month. Contact us for Kama'aina rate availability. Note that the website may not correctly calculate shortstay cleaning and fee for extra persons.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


From the Owner

Peace and quiet with adventure if you like in the most Hawaiian place on the Islands. Tourists are few and far between.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) convert to king if required. There is a day bed in the living room for a fifth guest.


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda


  • Guests provide their own meals

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