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Your Comfortable, Lovely Hana Base

Bedrooms 2
Space 111 m²
Property type house


About the property

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 fully 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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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Andrew

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.

Why Andrew chose Maui

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.

What makes this house unique

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


Hāna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


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Your Comfortable, Lovely Hana Base
average rating of 4.581818 based on 55 reviews

Hana house

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house! Loved the location, the landscaping was so tropical and lush. It was nice to have a place to stop on the Hana highway after an all day drive. We do wish the amenities were a little better for the price. The pillows could be upgraded and a few more towels. We noticed a basket of wet towels in the laundry room, don't know if they were forgotten or? Also, the lights were out on the front porch and all the solar lights on the path going up to the house were burned out, and it is very dark there, which is fine, but simple solar lighting would help a lot! We loved meeting Andrew, the owner, he was very nice and brought us some beautiful fresh fruit. A wonderful touch was the fresh tropical flowers in a vase. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay and explore the best part of the island!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week in this comfortable home on beautiful grounds in Hana. What a great place to stay to explore all of the wonderful things Hana has to offer. The home is private, quiet, and offers a horizon ocean view. Evenings on the porch were very relaxing and offered us the best star gazing we have ever experienced! The owners were very accommodating and welcoming. We spent our days exploring, hiking, and taking in the breathtaking views all around. The provided description of the property is very accurate. Would defiantly recommend this property and hope to be back someday!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay in Hana

  • 5 of 5

Grounds very well kept. Directions to property very clearly explained. House was very clean and impressive. Beds need updating and could be firmer. Owners were very easy to contact with questions. Overall a great experience and would stay there again. Loved the satellite TV.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Has a delightful stay in Hana. Would come back to Kolea Cottage in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular location and place to stay in a worth a visit community.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is beautiful! Amazing setting in the tropics. We have done the road to Hana many times and have always wanted to stay a few days and we are very glad that we did.

The negative reviews seem to obsess mostly with bugs and there are bugs... it's the tropics. You have to clean up after yourself carefully or the ants will arrive and they did a bit. If bugs bother you (and honestly they're not my favorite either) then Hana may not be a great spot to stay. I just have to turn off that switch for my stay.

On arrival Andrew showed up with freshly harvested bananas (a ton of them!) and they were wonderful. Such a pleasant interaction with him.

I have 2 areas of constructive criticism.

1) We happened to hit a super hot time and it didn't cool down at night. I would leave a couple of box fans for renters use. I would personally also move the ceiling fan over the bed in the main bedroom, it didn't help with air movement much over by the door, or put a 2nd fan up... but I also know this may not be an issue much of the year.

2) The queen bed was really horrible for me to try to sleep on. I have lower back issues and it was just excruciatingly painful, very hard for me to get more than an hour and a half to 2 hrs of sleep at a time. If you have back issues you will know what I am referring to. Vacations for us are like playing bed roulette and this one was not pleasant. It was not a restful stay for two nights for me. I HIGHLY recommend investing in an upgraded bed, I would pay more for that experience. As much as I loved this cottage I personally will not be able to return without checking in and seeing if the bed has been upgraded, I just can't do the sleepless nights.

And yet in spite of those things I still give it 5 stars! It's that great a location and setting.

Staying in Hana is wonderful for a number of reasons. Not feeling like you are checking your watch with that tense feeling of "I should get back on that windy road so I'm not doing the whole drive in the pitch black dark." Getting to the Oheo Gulch pools and doing those hikes early the first morning after we got there was such a pleasant surprise as we had beat all of the crowds there for the first time. Found the lava tube interesting but overpriced for the experience of self guided walk. Wainapanapa is gorgeous. Over all just more time to take it in. Also took in open mic night on Fri at Hana Tropicals, super fun! Visit them.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, I am very grateful for this info. Having read your review we tried the bed, and indeed though not very old, it has aged. Unless kind guests who actually use the facilities like you tell us these things it is hard to know when to check and replace. This will be done immediately, I am only apologetic that you should have spent such a restless night. You were here in our hottest month, I'm afraid, and I am not sure another fan would help. Will look into it. There is one portable fan, and I will get another one so each bedroom has one. Aloha and thanks
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Great place to stay in Hana

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our family of four. Very quiet. Lots of natural light.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hana Highway
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $55 + 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.