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Your Comfortable, Lovely Hana Base


Property Details

Updated: Oct 21, 2016
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, (permit t20120005) is located a mile from Hana's tiny 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 oven, microwave, blender, large fridge-freezer, lovely granite worktops and plenty of storage, 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.

One warning. Hana is not suitable for those who have a bug phobia. We live in a rainforest, and though it's full screened in some bugs and geccos penetrate even the best screening.

We provide 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 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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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42 Reviews

based on 42 traveler reviews


Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage and grounds, very well maintained.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect Hana getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two children, and I spent two nights here at the beginning of July. Upon arriving we were greeted by Andrew and Robin who were making sure everything was in order for our stay. As soon as our baggage was put away, we fell into complete relaxation mode on the large covered porch. Views of endless tropical vegetation stretched to a horizon of blue Pacific. The interior was extremely comfortable and the owners have supplied everything you might need. My children loved all the local geckos that like to climb on the window screen in the evening. We found the home to be a perfect base for visiting the Kipahulu district of Haleakala national park, Hamoa Beach, and of course Hana town. We are already imagining our next trip to Maui, and we hope this house will be a part of it once again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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he just did not care what we wanted

  • 3 of 5

It's a cool house but

It's not a fruit farm

There was no fruit given to us even when we asked

We asked to have the twin beds put together

He agreed but din't do it

The drive has a large heave in it that damaged the bottom of our car

No BBQ because it not his station ??????

He came to the door with a michcate in his hands and scared our Freinds

All in all love the house not the Owener

Say what you are going to do

Do what you say

Get off your high horse we all put our pants on one leg at a time

Again nice house

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh dear, I am often wandering around with a machete to cut bananas or deal with invasive plants, but I never thought little old me would scare anyone. I'll be more careful. I have not really worked out otherwise why this guest is upset, or even quite what he means. With nearly 2,500 food trees and about of 50 varieties of fruit, it is hard to claim we are not a farm. In the immediate environs of Kolea are bananas, avocadoes, papayas and cacao trees. But he was here only one night and perhaps didn't walk about, as we invite guests to. Occasionally there is no fruit - seasonal and weather factors make supply unguaranteed - but we do usually have our wonderful apple bananas or a few Cuban reds, and we are always happy to share them. We make clear we do not offer a grill/bbq as there is nowhere to store it except the lanai, and we want to keep the lanai clear of cooking debris. In our climate it would need to be under cover. The kitchen is well equipped and the cottage has a high ceiling. I was unaware the king was wanted - if mentioned when we met, we would have fixed this immediately. AR
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Great place, too bad it was only one night!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect spot for our stay in Hana! Serene setting tucked up in the Hana hills, A unique yurt shaped cottage, tucked in a serene setting in the Hana hills. Our only regret was that we were only there for one night. Looking forward to staying there again in the future. Thanks Andrew!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Overnight Visit

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our accommodations. The location was easy to access and close to Hana. We have always preferred to spend an overnight in Hana when visiting, and this was an excellent choice. The kitchen was well equipped for our limited needs, the hosts stopped by to make sure everything was suitable, the WiFi was a real plus and overall, we were very comfortable during both our hours awake and asleep. We would highly recommend you considering a stay in this tranquil location.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

  • 4 of 5

The location of the property was amazing. We were very secluded in an emerald green garden. The house was very cozy and warm. There were some ants and a few spiders, but hey, you are in the middle of a jungle. The geckos on the screens at night were also of no concern. We had a resident mongoose also. We loved the cottage and would definitely go there again. Hana is a wonderful place and I can't wait to go again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Please note that we only offer single-night reservations when they fit with existing bookings or sometimes within 30 days. And that access is only via the stairs shown in the photo.

Activity and Interests

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

There is a small local airport 5 minutes away: Hana airport (HNM).


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
1 night minimum stay
winter 2016-17
Dec 18 2016 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
standard 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning 2 nts or less $45 + Tax
fourth person $15/nt $15 + Tax
third person $15/nt $15 + Tax
fifth person $15/nt $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Check-in from 3 pm, check-out by 10.00 am.
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 exaggerate shortstay cleaning and fees for extra persons. We will correct this when sending a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Peace and quiet with adventure if you like in the most Hawaiian place on the Islands.

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.


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Living Room - 1 twin/ single
  • 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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