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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We have been looking for the perfect place to stay in Hana for a while and now it feels like we finally found it! This place has it all: ambience of the South Seas and great Hawaiiana touches; an easy walk to the Venus Pool, a short drive to the Bamboo Forest and Red Sands Beach; and gorgeous ocean sunsets that make you want to linger and relax. The owners have done a great job with the decor - careful attention to details, a well equipped kitchen, and beautiful touches throughout. You CAN have comfort, exotica and feel deep in nature at the same time! What a gem! Rachel and Avrom Altman Santa Barbara, CA
- Guest Rachel Altman (Santa Barbara, CA)
- Date of stay 10/02/06
- Review Submitted 10/02/06
Delayed reaction in my feedback of wonderful Hale Manu, but back in early Aug 2006 we stayed there for several nights, luckily during the full moon and a very special birthday, and the place was just perfect and comfortable! The hosts were so attentive, and had flowers and birthday gifts waiting for us, which was so thoughtful. We'll be back and hopefully gdt to meet up with Leokane this time! Thanks SO much Chris, we LOVED it! Aloha from San Diego, Mike and Dave
- Guest mike22 (san diego)
- Date of stay 09/23/06
- Review Submitted 09/23/06
What an oasis. Our time at the Birdhouse was like a sojourn out of time. One of my children was not feeling well while we were in Hana. The Birdhouse was a magical place to recover: the flowers sprinkled everywhere, the avocados, the nearby Venus Pool, the view out our bedroom window of the full moon over the ocean, even the geckos added to the charm. I loved Maui, but I loved Hana best of all and will always remember our time playing house in our lovely little house on the hill.
- Guest Elizabeth Hopkins (Bethesda MD )
- Date of stay 09/11/06
- Review Submitted 09/11/06
We had a great time. It felt like staying at friends' 2nd home and I guess that invariably, your renters become friends with you. The houses are very comfortable and for cooks like us, very well appointed and great to indulge our passion. We rented both houses and so we took numerous walks through the yard back and forth, picking fresh avocados that fell to the ground outside the 2 bedroom cottage as well as passion fruit, bananas, papayas and the like, all of which are in the garden, practically an arm lenght's away, there for your tasting pleasure.The citrus were not quite in season... a pitty, because according to Leokane, they are fantastic. Try a fresh avocado with lemon or lime, olive oil, salt and pepper and you won't need any other snack when you're lounging on the deck, watching the ocean waves not too far away. At night the place is amazingly quiet and you will see more stars than you've ever imagined possible in your entire life. It's hard to get that picture unless you're 10,000 ft up a mountain and no city glare in sight, yet here you get it with the ocean practically at your feet and a gentle breeze swaying the palm trees just above you, the only thing restricting your view being their giant leaves. Hamoa beach is a dream, as is the Tuesday night Luau there, a must if all you've seen in the past are the highly commercialised luaus everywhere else in these islands. Relax, unplug, and kick back. This is the place to do it.
- Guest eugenia kaye (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 09/09/06
- Review Submitted 09/09/06
To you Leokane , and Chriss . Thank you ,our stay at the Hale Manu in hana , it was by far the best I have experienced ,the house gave us a taste of what it would be like to be surrounded with familly and a taste of being totally laid back and totally relaxed with no worries of any king . Again from our hearts to yours Mahalo . Love Joumana
- Guest Joumana Minassian (Sedona , AZ)
- Date of stay 08/03/06
- Review Submitted 08/02/06
The 2 bedroom plantation house is where my husband, my infant son and our two friends stayed for the week during the month of June. Though a bit hot during the day, the cottage was fully outfitted with everything we needed to be totally comfortable on our vacation. The guys were fabulous, the wine selection at the local store was great, the Spa at Hotel Hana Maui was INCREDIBLE (I recommend the Thai massage) and the Venus pool just up the road was so much fun to jump into. I can't wait to take my son back when he is a wee bit older and do it all again. You will have a wonderful time barbecuing on the lanai at Hale Manu!
- Guest Pixie Campbell (Frazier Park, CA)
- Date of stay 08/01/06
- Review Submitted 08/01/06
We absolutely loved our stay in Hana. I traveled with my two boys. We went to the Maui Stables and took a three hour horse back ride. It was awesome because our guide (whose name was Hana) told us stories and history the entire ride about the area and they even did authentic historial chants before we went up the mountain. The bathroom was the nicest bathroom right there outside in the wilderness. Hamoa Beach was exceptional. I think one of my boys was about to cry before we left--they both liked it in Hana so much. We also visited Charles Lindberg's grave (right by the Maui Stables) and I even took our cute little red jeep and attended mass at the Catholic Church on Saturday afternoon. The house did have everything and we really enjoyed the books there on Hawaii. It was like a small library. Mahalo, Theresa, Bjorn and Nicholas P.S. A "must get" is the Hana Audio Tour CD which has a beautiful song by Leokane Pryor--he also sings at the Luau at the Hana Maui resort.(next trip) We also discovered a local narrative history book about Maui entitled Maui Remembers, which has a few pages on Hana and the history and is available at Borders for $22.95. Aloha til next time. We are in love!
- Guest Theresa Davis (Santa Barbara, CA)
- Date of stay 07/15/06
- Review Submitted 07/15/06
We had a wonderful time. The two bedroom house is the best equipped house that we have ever rented. Everything one might need was there. We especially enjoyed the lovely rural atmosphere, the flowers and trees, the music of the birds, and the view of the ocean. It was a unique environment - peaceful and lovely. We definitely would like to come back.
- Guest Alva and Bruce Butcher (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 06/18/06
- Review Submitted 06/18/06
Thank you so much for sharing Hale Manu with us. It was like staying with friends, and we felt at home immediately. The house is warm, stylish and inviting, as well as perfectly stocked with every amenity one might need. Our toddler loved playing in the yard and picking avocados that fell to the ground. He adored seeing the oranges, bananas and fruit trees. We ate every meal outside on the deck and always felt relaxed by the beautiful views of the gardens, pastures in the distance and the waves crashing at the ocean below. At night the house was so quiet and peaceful. Our final night there was a full moon rising over the ocean that loomed larger and more romantically over the horizon than one could describe. Sleeping there was a dream, being able to see the palm trees swaying illuminated by moonlight and hearing the surf crash in the distance. We are so happy to have spent a few days in Hana. It was like a vacation from vacation, compared to the hustle and bustle of the other side of the island. Thanks again, Chris and Leokane, for making our trip so memorable!
- Guest Scott H (Seattle)
- Date of stay 05/23/06
- Review Submitted 05/23/06
Hale Manu was beautiful and we enjoyed our trip very much! The place was so nice and comfortable and we instantly made ourselves at home. We would definitely love to come back to enjoy more of the beaches; traveling with a small child proved to be more work than expected!!! Again, thank you so much for everything you did and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. A much needed paradise to go back too!!!!
- Guest Stefanie Lindeen (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 05/04/06
- Review Submitted 05/04/06
Staying in this cottage was like staying in a good friend's second home. Completely equipped with a kitchen full of every gadget you might need to make wonderful meals, if you like to cook. Peaceful beautiful spot. if you are looking for a low key, slowed down vacation in a beautiful natural rural setting--this is it. We give it a 10.
- Guest Lewis Engel. Ph.D. (San Rafael, CA)
- Date of stay 04/17/06
- Review Submitted 04/17/06
Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us! The open plan kitchen is fantastic with beautiful cutlery. The flowers made us feel very welcome. We very much appreciated your hospitality. Aloha, Pam (former Maui resident) and Sinclair (former Glasgow resident)
- Guest Pam4 (-)
- Date of stay 03/14/06
- Review Submitted 03/14/06
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In addition to the guest comments below, these are some comments from our in-house guestbook..... We had the best time of our lives here in Hana. This place is amazing and we can't wait to come back... Chris M., Santa Barbara, CA thank you for letting me stay at the house i really liked it i love hana, maui Helena (about 9 yrs old), Honolulu, HI mahalo for such a good time in Hana. Janie (about 8 yrs old), Honolulu, HI Old style Kama'aina vacationing. Can I get an "Amen" or is it "Hana Hou"! Kiki (mom of Helena and Janie), Honolulu, HI Thank you for sharing your home, your music and library. The tranquillity of The Birdhouse is unmatched. We will definitely be back. What an incredible place you have here! I was so relaxed! Loved sitting on the deck surrounded by lush green beauty. See you next year. Kathy and Craig, California This house is amazing!! This slice of paradise and its peacefulness have given my mind, body and soul a much needed break...... It was wonderful. Samuel and Kayo Thank you for your graciousness in making this home such a comfortable place to drop in and relax in between high adventures in Hana....the well- stocked kitchen made this trip so accomodating - kitchen aid mixer!? color me pleased.. thanks so much. Becky Thank you for sharing your ohana with us! It was like being at home away from home. You have put together a beautful thing here, the attention to detail was amazing. Keep up the great work and we hope to see you soon! Mahalo, P.S. I can see this place being a habit. Cort and Chrissy, HI We loved staying here. Hale Manu is our Hana home away from home! We will surely be back. Mahalo Nui for all the thought you put into creating this place! May you continue to bless visitors with your aloha and peaceful escape. A hui hou a me malama pono. Mike and Eden, HI and so many more you can read through while relaxing in Hale Manu......
- Guest N/A
- Date of stay 03/08/06
- Review Submitted 03/07/06
Leokane(Jacques) and Chris, We have the happiest memories of Hawaii due in a large part to your very comfortable guest house and your hospitality. If we travelled a lot I would keep this slice of heaven a secret, but Hana is what I imagined Hawaii to be...lush and incredibly beautiful. What you will find is a crazy amount of traffic on the north side of Hana, but on the south side where this place is you are welcomed by peace and tranquility. Walk on the road, across a ranch field to the Venus pools. Dive off rocks to crystal clear water, snorkel, crack open a cocunut, enjoy. After your stay here you will, as we did, wish you had planned to stay longer. Aloha and mahalo
- Guest Glaser's (Bragg Creek, AB, Canada)
- Date of stay 02/25/06
- Review Submitted 02/25/06
Our first visit to Hana, and we had the privilege of staying in Hale Manu. What a serene, relaxful, pastoral setting! We're definitely looking forward to a return visit.
- Guest Maria & Bob1 (Kaua`i)
- Date of stay 02/12/06
- Review Submitted 02/12/06
We were so fortunate to have found the Hale Manu. It is such a wonderful house. We only spent two nights there, but being in "the jungle" watching the sunrise over the ocean made me wish we had spent a week there. Friends had told us there was nothing to do in Hana, but we found not enough time to do all the things we wanted to do.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 02/10/06
- Review Submitted 02/10/06
We also had never been to Maui before. Hale Manu was exactly what we had hoped it would be. Actually, it was much better than we had hoped. We were in dire need of some relaxation time, and a little adventure, and we found a perfect balance of both. We stayed in Hale Manu for a week, and were continuously pinching ourselves. We cooked, explored swimming holes, forests, and perfect beaches, and had more than our fair share of 'Cook-Wees' (a locally made macadamia nut cookie you can buy by the box!). The weather was wonderful, and every little detail of our experience complimented the next one. Chris & Jaques welcoming, gracious and knowledgable hosts. We look forward to returning to Hana and Malanai as soon as we possibly can. It was truely one of the very best vacations we have ever had. The perfect escape.
- Guest Rachel & Warren (Santa Barbara, California)
- Date of stay 01/28/06
- Review Submitted 01/28/06
This was our first trip to Maui. We stayed in Lahaina and Hana. The highlight of our vacation was staying at Hale Manu in the Birdhouse in Hana. This is a quaint stylish plantation cottage out-fitted with all the necessities of home plus extras. From the time we arrived we were greeted with great hospitality. There was always something to do, so many places to explore and the weather was incredible. We spent 7 days in Hana and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the real Hawaii, especially staying at Hale Manu. We are already planning a return visit; this is a #10 vacation experience.
- Guest Gerald Raffan (Calgary, AB Canada)
- Date of stay 01/24/06
- Review Submitted 01/24/06
Chris and Jacques have created a wonderful enviornment of "old Hawaii". We loved sitting on the deck reading the books of the Islands, listening to Hawaiian folk music and the waves on the beach. Hale Manu is one of the most peaceful places to spend a vacation. The beach at Hamoa, the sacred pools, the bamboo forest are wonderful. As the slogan at the market "far away from Waikiki" says it all.
- Guest Craig Robertson (San Francisco, Ca)
- Date of stay 10/30/05
- Review Submitted 10/30/05
Feeling a definite need for a taste of Hana, one of my favourite magical places on the planet, I went on an internet trail and to my delight found The Guest Houses at Malanai - perfect for my friend and I. When we arrived at Hale Manu, which was even more divine than the photos, we instantly fell in love with this most special place and its WONDERFUL owners, Chris and Jacques. They have filled the house with such lovely things that give it great warmth and comfort - we knew that it was going to be very hard to leave when the time came. Dining on the verandah with the sound of the ocean and the delicious Hana air....words cannot describe....and of course visiting all the beautiful haunts like the Bamboo Forest and the Seven Sacred Pools etc etc. Absolutely gorgeous - truly great food for the soul! We can hardly wait to return and WE WILL!!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 10/28/05
- Review Submitted 10/28/05
Aloha, Normally I am not the type to do this sort of thing but my family and I were so pleased with our stay at Hale Manu that I wanted to add some comments. We picked Hale Manu from off the internet...we really knew nothing about the place but we had stayed in Hana before and had an Idea of its location. If you have never been to Hana we can say that it is truly a gem and a place that must be visited at least once in ones lifetime. Anyway we loved the idea of having a place to stay that was close to Homoa Beach yet alittle out of town but not too far. So that was as high as we set our expectations. After the long drive and we pulled up to the Hale and we knew we were in a special place. The Hale was perfectly outfitted for our needs. We like to cook and the kitchen had everything..even some extra tonic for my evening cocktail was available! The beds were comfortable...plenty of towels..the place was clean...basicly everything you could ask and should expect. They boys even provided fresh flowers from their grounds through out the house. We had a real sense of privacy during our stay. Our kids love the place because they could spread out and explore the yard which has swing and they even adopted "Pua" the dog during our stay. But the best thing about Hale Manu is its owners Chris and Jacques. Honestly they are some of the nicest kind hearted, giving people we have come accross in some time. We can assure that you will be taken in with their hospitality and true old school Aloha spirit. So for whatever it is worth you can take it from this well traveled family that Hale Manu IS the place to stay in Hana! The Forsum Family
- Guest Eric Forsum (Irvine, CA)
- Date of stay 09/15/05
- Review Submitted 09/15/05
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Aloha Guests, The "Guest Houses at Malanai" are two separate homes on part of our two acre property in Hana. Both homes have been recently renovated and newly offered as guest accomodations in April 2005. Living on the property allows us to provide you with consistently clean and impeccably well maintained homes. We feel fortunate to enjoy Hana everyday and our dream has been to create a unique and beautiful place to share with our friends and guests. Hana is a very special paradise and your stay here should reflect that. We believe that our guest homes offer the best in quality, elegance, location and comfort that Hana has to offer! Come enjoy OUR Hana! We keep a guestbook in each of our homes for guests to write in during their stay. Here are a few excerpts you will find in the Hale Manu book: It has been a true joy. One of the few places on Earth as comfortable as home. Bob, Kaua'i, HI What can I say. This is such an unbelievable place. Thank you so much for sharing your "Hana" with us. We can't wait to come back. Anthony and Poko, Woodacre, CA I'm glad I could spend time in your garden. I'll probably have to spend time in an avocado detox center when I get home. Michael, Grass Valley, CA Thank you so much for the lovely inroduction to life in Hawaii (this is, after all, my first visit to the islands). I will cherish my memories of Leokane's Luau, the beautiful beaches, the lovely dinners, the long relaxing days of doing nothing much... Matt, San Francisco, CA We are in love and look forward to coming back over and over.. to take naps and dream new dreams... Andrea, San Francisco, CA
- Guest Chris and Leokane
- Date of stay 06/10/05
- Review Submitted 06/09/05