By Hamoa Beach, 2 Bdrm, Impeccable Decor & Ocean Views. Privacy! [#185587] | View Property
Bed And Breakfast, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)
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Haven of Quaint Rest
Haven of Quaint Rest
We own rental property in California and this cottage was so well outfitted and elegantly done! I learned a lot I thought I already knew about Hospitality! The one day we stayed in from the rain, still felt wonderful with the jungle gardens that surrounded us and the cozy way the cottage is decorated. Everything you need to like an at home local. Cooking in this Kitchen was a joy! Communication with the owners was great; even got to enjoy one of them perform at the local hotel!
- Guest Kimiya (United States)
- Date of stay 06/25/12
- Review Submitted 07/17/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
My husband and I had the privilege of staying three nights at this wonderful place and we couldn’t agree more with the rave reviews! Hale Manu is a very charming, spacious cottage with a large lanai, surrounded by the privacy of a lovely garden, yet offering a great view of the ocean. Upon entering the cottage you are being welcomed by a wonderful atmosphere; tasteful furnishings and artwork with an antique Hawaiian flair, an airy feeling thanks to the tall, open beam ceilings and cupola; Hawaiian quilts adorning the beds and fresh plumeria and hibiscus blossoms in every room! The cottage is well kept, clean and equipped with anything one could possibly need for a comfortable stay, including a Hawaiian themed library, entertainment center with a large collection of Hawaiian music, fully stocked kitchen, BBQ, as well as a washer/dryer unit. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of waves crushing ashore, wake up to the beautiful song of the resident cardinals and enjoy a spectacular sunrise with stunning views right from your bedroom window! The owner’s love and care for this piece of paradise, as well as their attention to providing comfort and happiness for their guests is present everywhere. Leokane and Chris were wonderful hosts and we highly recommend the Hale Manu for any traveler seeking a peaceful, clean accommodation in Hana. The location was perfect for what we were looking for: in walking distance to the magnificent Venus Pool and Hamoa Beach, a very short drive to Hana town and all surrounding attractions such as ‘Ohe’o Gulch, Wai’anapanapa Park and the Kahanu Tropical Botanical Gardens with Pi’ilanihale Heiau. One last tip for future travelers: should you be interested in Hawaiian music, don’t miss a chance to see one of your host’s appearances at the nearby Travaasa Hotel. Leokane Pryor is one of Hawaii’s premiere falsetto artists with an amazing talent and captivating voice. It was the icing on the cake of our stay in Hana to be able to watch this great artist in a live performance!!!
- Guest Roger & Anja (Denali National Park, Alaska)
- Date of stay 01/30/12
- Review Submitted 02/23/12
We stayed at Hale Manu on 2/27-3/1/2010 and it was wonderful! The day we were to arrive in Hana ended up being the day the tsunami warning was sounded. Naturally it made for a very long day trying to make our way to Hana! Chris and Leokane both called us during the day to make sure we were planning on making the trip & to let us know that the house was set for our arrival no matter how late we might be. The house and grounds were even better than we imagined and Hana was wonderful! Our hosts were kind and considerate and we even got to see Leokane perform at the Hotel before we left. I would recommend Hana and the Guesthouses at Malanai to anyone that loves peace and relaxation in a beautiful setting. Mahalo for sharing your slice of heaven with us we will genuinely never forget it!
- Guest Andrea Sype (-)
- Date of stay 03/08/10
- Review Submitted 03/08/10
We enjoyed our stay at Hale Manu. It is very comfortable, well appointed and maintained and spacious. The kitchen is well equipped and the many tropical touches were fun. The welcoming flowers and slack key guitar music set the tone. The guest houses are well located and convenient to town, beaches and hiking. We enjoyed the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hana with it's massive heiau (temple) and our tasting tour of Ono organic farms in nearby Kipahulu.
- Guest Sally and Larry Brown (Mercer Island, WA)
- Date of stay 02/24/10
- Review Submitted 02/23/10
Aloha Chris and Leokane, We had a fantastic experience at Hale Manu. The weather was beautiful, and the location was perfect. Walking distance to so many great spots. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. Even a portable cooler - perfect for the beach! Y'all did an amazing job decorating the place, and we loved flipping though all the fun books at hand. The beds were also very comfortable. And what a treat to have a washer and dryer at hand. That was big help and is almost impossible to find at other rentals. I hope it won't take another 15 years to make it back to Hana, but when we do, we'll certainly know the best place to stay. Thanks again! Haven and Travis
- Guest Haven H. (Dallas, TX)
- Date of stay 01/19/10
- Review Submitted 01/19/10
Nov 12-14 2009 Had an amazing time at the "Bird House". We cooked on the deck, cuddled in bed with views of the ocean, and spent two great days exploring Hana. And what a location! It's an easy walk to Hamoa Beach, as well as the Venus Pools, and closer to the State Park (location of the seven sacred pools) than the hotels in town. Plus, it's cozy and warm and a great place for any type of travel. When we return to Hana we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else. Thanks! Michael and Kira
- Guest Michael & Kira (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 11/20/09
- Review Submitted 11/20/09
loved every moment of it. your place is almost exactly like one that i would buy-if we could afford it. we spent 5 great-if a little humid-days there, all our needs were provided for. the only problem was...i never got to see the pig! thanks for the place and the conversation, chris and leokane, maybe some day we will all stop having the "college dream.".
- Guest john & ami rindell (vancouver, wa)
- Date of stay 10/27/09
- Review Submitted 10/27/09
This was our 1st visit to Maui and we were fortunate to find this gem for 5 nights. Hale Manu is a wonderful location & property with especially accommodating owners. Great place for quiet, relaxed getaway – bonus if you enjoy fresh avocados, they are available daily right outside the door! Only real obstacle on road from the airport was a freshly fallen tree that we were able to remove with the help of another dozen travelers. Would suggest renting a small vehicle as we chose a full size car and that was a tight fit on a few stretches. Another plus was the wireless internet which allowed my wife to conduct a 2 hour business meeting. Very comfortable mattress and a gourmet kitchen setup. Also, appreciated the availability of body boards, beach chairs, and other swim gear. Weather was a pleasant mixture of sunlight and tropical rains during our stay. Highlight was visiting the Waimoku Falls which were running full and majestic and the Seven Pools, which unfortunately were “flooded” making it impressive to see, but off limits for swimming that day. Already looking forward to coming back. Mahalo, Chris.
- Guest Ben W. (Wasilla, AK)
- Date of stay 10/19/09
- Review Submitted 10/18/09
Our family of 4 had a great time in this beautiful part of the world, in this incredibly thoughtfully designed house. The warm hosts made sure that we were sent when a hurricane threatened power outages and havoc (it didn't happen. What we'll remember are all the details that they put into making this place, the beautiful music we heard Leokane play up the road one night, and their personal attention to our happiness.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 10/07/09
- Review Submitted 10/07/09
What a wonderful little slice of Heaven on Earth! We all enjoyed the quietness of Hana along with our fun-loving host-dogs, Kimo, Pearl and Bailey. Escaping the heat of Arizona and feeling the cool Hana breezes at night was soothing to our spirits. We thank you so much for the wonderful accommodations...including the Hawaiian music playing when we arrived. Leokane's CD has become one of my favorites! Mahalo nui loa...Sherry Clack
- Guest Sherry Clack (Gold Canyon, Az)
- Date of stay 07/21/09
- Review Submitted 07/21/09
Mahalo to Leokane and Chris for offering their wonderful home to us and our girls. Hana was a perfect getaway in Maui and offered a great variety of swims in lava pools, waterfalls and great beaches (Hamoa in particular!) The house was comforting and relaxing, well-stocked and a peaceful place to enjoy the beautiful surrounds. We even enjoyed the ripe avocados and passionfruit on the property! When we come back to Hana, we will certainly wish to stay here again!
- Guest Teresa and John (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Date of stay 07/10/09
- Review Submitted 07/10/09
Leokane and Chris have a really peaceful, well- located and nicely taken care-of property. Their kitchen had everything needed, they had all kinds of beach gear to use, and the local dogs who come to get to know you are friendly and fun. The two- bedroom Hale Manu was the perfect size for my wife, daughter and me. We had a perfect four days.
- Guest Mark Krach (Phoenix, AZ)
- Date of stay 06/23/09
- Review Submitted 06/22/09
We had a wonderful time! A multi-day visit to Hana is what everyone needs now and then. The property offered seclusion with comfort. It was very quiet, relaxing, restful. Thank you for providing all the hawaiian music. Having a washer/dryer was a nice plus. We enjoyed using the deck. And thanks for the loaner beach chairs and umbrella. We also liked visits from all the neighbor dogs.
- Guest John & Barbara Bonk (South Pasadena, CA)
- Date of stay 05/29/09
- Review Submitted 05/29/09
Next time I plan to be in Hana I will book early to make sure I can stay here again. We had a lovely time. The house was phenomenally stocked, we had every kitchen item we needed and more, the beach accessories were varied and just what we needed, and the neighborhood dogs were more than welcoming (they would play when we wanted to play and disappear when asked!). I highly recommend these cottages.
- Guest molly Holman (Ashland Or)
- Date of stay 05/13/09
- Review Submitted 05/13/09
Dear Chris and Leokane, WOW!!! Your beautiful spot in paradise is made even more fantastic by the care you take to make your guests feel at home. Of course, at our house we are never greeted by beautiful blossoms scattered everywhere, origami towels, and soothing Hawaiian music. But these are comforts we could easily get used to. We had never stayed in Hana before and it is truly magical. If I had a dear friend visiting I could not have done more than you have to create such a peaceful, beautiful, stress-less environment. Our most sincere mahalo and we hope to see you in August. Helen and Peter
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/23/09
- Review Submitted 04/23/09
Dear Chris and Leokane, Mahalo for a making our stay at Hale Manu everything I hoped it would be. I was impressed from the get go during the communication phase of booking this part of our trip. You were quick to respond to all of my questions via email and provided some wonderful recommendations. Once we arrived in Hana, the directions you provided were excellent, and we very much enjoyed the welcoming Hawaiian music and fresh plumeria blooms sprinkled throughout the house upon arrival. My friends and I loved our morning sunrise walks. Upon return, we'd fire up a pot of coffee and soak in the amazing ocean view from the deck. The house was stocked with everything we needed and it was a nice perk to have wireless internet. Two highlights included our hike to Waimoku Falls and Red Sand Beach. I have already recommnended the house to two friends, and I look forward to a future visit! Thanks again for making my birthday trip one that I will never forget. Aloha, Sarah Coste
- Guest Sarah Coste (McLean, VA)
- Date of stay 03/28/09
- Review Submitted 03/28/09
Dear Chris & Leokane, Mahalo for our lovely time at Hale Manu. It was truly a most peaceful and relaxing vacation. The house was quite perfect for us. Thanks for all the info and help in planning our trip there. It really helped for our first visit to Hawaii. So many lovely places to go in the area. We also enjoyed seeing Leokane at the hotel. It was the perfect ending to our week there. We will tell everyone we know of your lovely home. As I stated in the house guestbook. Down the Hana Highway we came and we will never be the same. Mahalo, Susan & Archie Stamm Lyons, Ohio
- Guest Aunt Su-Su (Lyons, Ohio)
- Date of stay 03/02/09
- Review Submitted 03/02/09
Chris & Leokane, We had a wonderful time staying in your paradise getaway. The house was so welcoming and comfortable with everything we needed. Hana is truly an example of Old Hawaii with a charm all its own. Thanks for taking such good care of our requests when we needed to call. Mahalo, Kathy and Guy
- Guest Kathy & Guy Earle (Silverdale, WA)
- Date of stay 02/16/09
- Review Submitted 02/16/09
When we walked into the Hale Manu, we felt right at home. The decor, colors. design, art work on walls, flowers in soap dish and beds were so welcoming. Thank you Chris and Leokane for a lovely stay. We shall pass along your website to many of our traveling friends. Our greeting committe of Ua and Kimo were the best. Mahalo, Charlotte and Colin.
- Guest Charlotte Perry (Santa Barbara, CA USA)
- Date of stay 11/11/08
- Review Submitted 11/11/08
If I could choose one word to describe our 5 day stay at Hale Manu it would be magical. Liz and I had a fantastic time. We loved the privacy, the view from the deck, but most of all, we felt as though Hale Manu was our home. No hotel can make you feel that way. Our stay in Hana was a dream come true and we can't wait to return to paradise
- Guest celeste silvester (-)
- Date of stay 10/12/08
- Review Submitted 10/12/08
wow! simply wow. i could not possibly imagine a better place to stay in hana. hana is pretty worthwhile in it's own right, but for a couple of days, hale manu made us feel like we lived some sort of paradisical life. the house was immaculate, the view stunning, the grounds beautiful and the hosts were gracious and helpful. thank you thank you thank you.
- Guest geoff & lori (-)
- Date of stay 10/09/08
- Review Submitted 10/09/08
Aloha Leokane & Chris, Thank you for sharing your charming home. Your property views and its spiritual beauty is outstanding. It's magical! Mahalo & Aloha Beach Weston,California
- Guest Beach Weston (Carmel, California)
- Date of stay 09/10/08
- Review Submitted 09/10/08
Aloha! What a fabulous stay we had - I so enjoyed sitting on the deck with my coffee watching the morning come alive. It was so peaceful. Ask Chris how to walk to the beach to enjoy an early morning sunrise. Our son had fun delighting us with passion fruits he found in the garden. We hope to come back! Mary, Ben, and Jake
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/31/08
- Review Submitted 07/31/08
Mahalo Leokane and Chris- We had a wonderful time. The whole set up there was great. Looking forward to "next time". We got the CD,and played it all the way to the airport. Loved the 4 adventure travel books on the bookshelf, most "inspired". We were married and stayed at the Hana Plantation home over 10 years ago, and we have to stay, your place has more "fun" built in! Michele & Jeffrey Stickler
- Guest Michele Stickler (Huntginton Beach)
- Date of stay 06/15/08
- Review Submitted 06/14/08
Our paradise vacation at Hale Manu is already fading into our distant memories as we return to the nonstop life we left behind. Yet, Scott and I often remind each other how fortunate we were to have had the vacation and especially the stay at Hale Manu. Hale Manu offered everything we could ever want including the absolute best amenities, all the comforts of home (and more), friendly 4-legged visitors in the shapes of sweet dogs (Kimo, UA and Kobe) and the cutest Geckos (Curi G was my personal favorite) ever, a fabulous landscape, and the sound and scents of the ocean gently streaming in and around the house. We regret not having met Leokane in light of the positive things we heard about him, yet we did have the good fortune to meet Chris, who was a kind and gracious host. Our only wish...is that we could've stayed longer. Mahalo! Kenda Swartz and Scott Pepper
- Guest Kenda1 (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Date of stay 05/31/08
- Review Submitted 05/31/08
Aloha, We returned to rain and cool weather but the memories of our Hana experience have kept us warm. The breathtaking Hana highway, your lovely home and the beautiful tropical breeze will be etched in our minds forever. My 83 year old Mom traveled with us and she also loved every minute of it. Many thanks! The Artman's
- Guest chery artman (Patton, Penna.)
- Date of stay 05/25/08
- Review Submitted 05/25/08
Dear Chris & Leokane, The lovely Hale Manu has not faded at ALL in our memories. We can't stop talking with friends and family about the gem of a house we stayed in on our Honeymoon. It was the most perfect way to stay in Hana that I could possibly imagine, and it was EXACTLY what I had hoped it would be. Relaxing, inviting, welcoming, and so many other adjectives! We are firmly holding on to our time there and actively looking for a couple to go back with -- to share the joy. We hope to see you soon! Judith & Eric
- Guest Judith3 (-)
- Date of stay 04/24/08
- Review Submitted 04/24/08
Aloha Chris and Leokane, Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! If you are reading these reviews, they are all very helpful in deciding where to stay, right here at Chris and Leokane's place. The yard with all the big trees are amazing, ocean view, cute, friendly dogs, huge deck, kitchen with everything you may need to cook since there are not a lot of places to eat in Hana, it is best to take advantage of the nice home and relax and barbeque on the big nice deck area. When we return to Hana, we won't go unless Chris and Leokane's 2 br, 2 bath home is available for us to stay in again. Mahalo, John & Kim
- Guest John & Kim1 (Las Vegas, NV)
- Date of stay 04/21/08
- Review Submitted 04/21/08
I came to Hana with two of my best girlfriends and we had an incredible time. The house was absolutely perfect for us, fully loaded and cozy. The surroundings were unbelievable, and every possible option was offered to us, from dinner at the Hana Hotel, to dips in the oceans and ponds. We loved the dogs, the land, and especially, the graciousness of our hosts. I'm already scheming to come back! I grew up in Honolulu, but Hana is a place like no other. Much aloha. A wonderful spot. You are lucky if you get to be a guest here!
- Guest katie6 (Larkspur, CA)
- Date of stay 03/10/08
- Review Submitted 03/09/08
A slice of heaven. The house is equipped with everything you could want - a great kitchen, several seating areas, a great selection of music, a gas grill and so on. Our hosts made themselves available when we asked or needed advice, and were invisible when we were just relaxing. Great dogs! The view down the slope to the ocean changes from dawn to dusk with a breeze pattern that suits the time of day. We have visited four of the islands over the years and find Hana to offer a taste of Hawaii unlike any of the resorts and cities. It is as close to paradise as we have found, and our home for a week was perfect. I know we'll be back...
- Guest Gerry & Lars (Baldwinsville, NY)
- Date of stay 01/11/08
- Review Submitted 01/11/08
Just wanted to say mahalo for making out stay in Hana so relaxing. Of course, if you can't relax in Hana you can't relax. Your rental location was great, away from the Hana Highway and conveniently past the town of Hana. The main house had everything we needed, just wish we could have stayed longer. We will on our next journey. Mahalo! Steve & Nancy
- Guest Steve & Nancy Schmidt (San Marcos, California)
- Date of stay 11/21/07
- Review Submitted 11/21/07
Aloha Chris and Leokane - We had a wonderful stay at Hale Manu. We appreciated your easy, warm hospitality, starting with a greeting from the dogs and the wonderful avocados. The house was perfect for our family of five, and was well equipped for meals when our cousins came over. Thank you for your helpful insights on Hana. We felt at home at Hale Manu!
- Guest Brook Howard (Portland, Oregon)
- Date of stay 10/23/07
- Review Submitted 10/23/07
Mahalo, excellent spot. Excellent time and one of the finest, most peaceful family vacations we have ever had. Even with the youngest sick the entire time we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Hana. It sure beats all the high-priced resorts, which is how we spent the remainder of the week. Beth couldn't stop saying how nicely appointed the house was and how WELL EQUIPPED. We had everything we needed. Of course, Dave liked the blender (for Mai-Tais) the best. All the best from the Great Northwest....thanks....D, B, S & M T
- Guest Dave, Beth, Stew & Morgan Towle (Portland OR )
- Date of stay 10/11/07
- Review Submitted 10/11/07
Aloha Chriss &Leokane , How can one begin to describe Hale Manu ? , other than that , it allows me to totally feel that I am at My home , My private nest , For whatever length of time spent there , it is simply magic at every moments of experience , Rain Showers , then Bright sun , Then more Sprinkles , Then sea Breezes , Quiet , then rustling of tree leaves , while I lay in bed , smelling every aroma traveling from very far across the vast Ocean ahed of me . My daughter simply shines when we arrive at the property , and this time I introduced my new beloved to my secret hideaway and he fell head over heels with my sacred , and very special home away from home . Thank you Chriss and Leokane again for sharing such a gift with the rest of us . Stay beautiful . Joel Harms , Joumana , Maya Hunter
- Guest joumana Minassian1 (Sedona AZ)
- Date of stay 10/07/07
- Review Submitted 10/07/07
Aloha Chris and Leokane - Thanks so much for sharing Hale Manu with us! Your warm welcome and attention to detail made us feel right at home in a wonderful exotic location. The house we stayed at in Wailea the following week, while beautiful, suffered in comparison for not having everything one could possibly need readily available as Hale Manu does. With our two favorite spots in the Hana area - the Venus Pool and Hamoa Beach - both within walking distance, we definitely want to come back and stay longer next time. - Best wishes and thanks from Nick, Miranda and Phil
- Guest Phil Prince (San Jose, CA)
- Date of stay 08/11/07
- Review Submitted 08/11/07
Holy Wow!!! We had, rain and all, such a great experience with Chris and Lokeane's home. That's what it was. They opened up their HOME to us. At least that was how it felt. I have family that won't even do that! We had a mother/daughter/best friend reunion and it was amazing. We couldn't have chosen a better place to spend such quality time together. The rains fell, which we badly needed, but no one cared. Hikes happened anyway. Bonding took place and secrets were told and revealed and relived and it was wonderful!! We were welcomed by Ua, the property dog, and were escorted away by her son, Kimo. It was perfect. Mahalo gentlemen for making your home our home. Be well guys! And for those of you reading this, as my Asian passengers would say, "You make different choice, you stupid!" Aloha Ke Akua
- Guest Miss Anne (Kihei, HI)
- Date of stay 07/23/07
- Review Submitted 07/22/07
Dear Chris & Leokane, Coming from Orlando, Florida, the last thing we wanted on our vacation was to see lots of highrise hotels and restaurants overflowing with noisy tourists, and Hana didn't disappoint. It was, in fact, exactly what we were seeking: a quiet, jungly, oasis tucked into the side of glorious misty mountains. Hale Manu was just the right size for us and had all the amenities we could've asked for. We appreciated the use of your beach chairs, boogie boards, and more while down at Hamoa (our favorite) beach. Hale Manu's location, tucked into the corner of the property surrounded by fruit trees and passion flower vines, was wonderfully private. We took advantage of the large deck to listen to the ocean waves, enjoy the fragrances of ginger and angel's trumpets, and watch for shooting stars in skies that were filled with millions of twinkling lights. You even managed to provide us with a telescope! While Hana and Hale Manu were wonderful, they would be nothing without the two of you who did everything possible to make sure our whole stay was memorable. We won't forget you, Ua, or Kimo, and hope to be able to return someday soon. Mahalo!
- Guest Shari & Sakda (Orlando, FloridaDe)
- Date of stay 07/04/07
- Review Submitted 07/04/07
We have returned for the second time to Hale Manu and loved the relaxing, quiet, peaceful Hawaiian feeling. It's great to be able to eat fruit off of the property and the kitchen is clean, well stocked and spacious. We stayed four nights the first time and that seemed a little too short. Then this time only three nights and that was definitely not enough time. I would suggest a minimum stay of five nights to experience all of the different hikes, waterfalls, pools, and beaches that Hana has to offer. It's really great the way Chris and Leokani try to provide every little thing that you could possibly need to have fun and make your trip filled with fond memories. Thanks again. xxoo
- Guest Michael and Cathy (Kula, Hi.)
- Date of stay 07/03/07
- Review Submitted 07/02/07
Thank you so much for lending us this beautiful piece of heaven. Wish we could it stayed longer, a week was just not enough. Everything was so peaceful and so relaxing. It was just the perfect place for our honeymoon. There were no interruptions, it was just us and Mother Nature. We’ll never forget this place. Thank you, thank you and thank you for everything. Also, thanks Chris for celebrating our honeymoon with champagne. That was a very nice detail of yours and we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.Mahalo,Brian and Yanyra
- Guest Brian and Yanyra (Oregon and Puerto Rico)
- Date of stay 06/16/07
- Review Submitted 06/16/07
We have been vacationing in Hawaii for 40 years, but it was not until we stayed in Hana that we fulfilled a life-long fantasy of actually "living" in Hawaii. The Hale Manu is much more like a home than a vacation rental. We appreciated the large, open, well-appointed kitchen; the convenience of having our own washer/dryer and gas grill; Chris and Leokane's attention to detail; the charming decor; the small library; being within walking distance of two beaches; and the PRIVATE lanai. Too many things to list! We fell in love with the Hale Manu the minute we arrived and we're STILL gloating about our lucky choice in accommodations. Hana has a peacefulness and rhythm that reminds me of a Hawaii that no longer exists on the Ka'anapali/Kihei side of Maui. We loved the quiet swimming beaches, the hiking opportunities, the local organic fruit. And the absence of human noise was remarkable - what a rare and precious treat to have silence interrupted only by singing birds and the distant surf. Our only disappointment was that we did not arrange to stay longer. Six days and seven nights was hardly enough. Hana is a slow, sensual, authentic kind of pleasure -- the longer you stay, the better it gets!
- Guest Daisy31 (Alaska)
- Date of stay 04/30/07
- Review Submitted 04/30/07
Great stay, a return to "old Hawaii" with all the conveniences. View of the land, pines and water is great. Old style plantation house but newer construction is great - nice layout. Close to Hamoa beach - no crowds. Days are great but evenings after the day-trippers have left are even better.
- Guest Mike, Sue, Peter & Sarah (-)
- Date of stay 04/06/07
- Review Submitted 04/06/07
Aloha Chris and Leokane, Your vacation home could not have been more perfect. The location is lovely on the Kipuhulu side of Hana....so very peaceful and serene. The garden setting with a view to the ocean is beautiful. The vacation home is so well stocked...very convenient. We plan to come again and stay for a longer period of time. Mahalo Linda and Dwayne.
- Guest Linda & Dwayne Downing (Soquel, CA)
- Date of stay 04/05/07
- Review Submitted 04/05/07
Leokane & Chris.........Hale Manu was WONDERFUL! Everything was so cozy it felt like our home away from home...Ua helped us feel welcome too since we miss our dogs so much. The weather was amazing....it rained at night and the sun shone all day for us. We love spending a few nights over in Hana each year when we visit Maui.....it's such a different spirit there and staying at Hale Manu was the perfect way to begin our 3 weeks on the island! Thanks so much for you hospitality and letting us use your sacred space......oh...and tummy rubs to Ua! with gratitude, Karen & Glen
- Guest Karen & Glen (Manti, Utah)
- Date of stay 04/03/07
- Review Submitted 04/03/07
We loved our stay in Hana - feb 2007. Hale Manu was the most perfect place for us. WE felt at home right away. Leokane and Chris provided everything we could have needed. The house was tropical and charming with such thoughtful touches. Loved the plumeria flowers all over. The kitchen was so well stocked. The weather was kind of rainy while we were in Hana but really did not take away from the wonderful experience. Loved hearing the birds in the morning and seeing the geckos at night. Thank you for a great place to experience a little taste of Hana.
- Guest shelley and chris (creswell, oregon)
- Date of stay 03/17/07
- Review Submitted 03/16/07
Hale Manu was perfect for our family of four - Mahalo! From the fully equipped kitchen to the comfy beds, the music and games, the great deck for whale watching and dining in the breeze, and the tiki-filled environment of aloha, we loved every minute! Hosts Leokane, Chris, and 'Ua the dog we tried to take home with us have written the manual on hospitality. We will return! Jen, Joe, Cassidy & Dylan
- Guest Anna B. (Bay Area)
- Date of stay 03/15/07
- Review Submitted 03/15/07
What a wonderful vacation! Hale Manu is in a beautiful location, quiet and peaceful with lots of great things to do nearby. It was a peaceful, relaxing vacation and we did not want to go home.
- Guest Randi Smith (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 03/14/07
- Review Submitted 03/14/07
We loved our stay in Hana and at Hale Manu. The kitchen was well-equipped, and the decor fantastic. Hana is a lovely spot and this is a wonderful house to rent.
- Guest Karen and Jay (McMinnville, Oregon)
- Date of stay 01/27/07
- Review Submitted 01/26/07
Hale Manu was a perfect getaway for us. We found the house absolutely charming and so well appointed that we kept finding new and thoughtful touches throughout our entire stay. The view was incredible and the walks along the coast were private and entirely relaxing. We would highly recommend a stay here and hope to return soon.
- Guest paula and cary bote (portland oregon)
- Date of stay 01/24/07
- Review Submitted 01/24/07
Could not be more pleased. Comfortable and lacked for nothing. Hana is 'something else'.......a wonderful place and the 'birdhouse' made it more so. I know that it will be nice to return, and look forward to it. Night sky amazing out there...not to mention 'little earthquake'. Thanks for throwning that in. Won't forget it. Aloha
- Guest Carroll / Sarah / Jordan ( Md. USA)
- Date of stay 10/30/06
- Review Submitted 10/30/06
Although we could only stay 3 nights at the end of a part work/part play Maui visit, I can't imagine a better place to experience Hana. In the Chicago area it's nearly impossible to find a good star fruit tree close by you can pilfer several times a day. Hope to return with more time....Thanks
- Guest Toby and Tony Smithson (Vernon Hills, IL)
- Date of stay 10/24/06
- Review Submitted 10/24/06