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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
A little piece of heaven--absolutely wonderful place to stay!
"My friends and I were on a girls' getaway and spent 4 nights in the Jasmine suite. The house is very clean and well-stocked with kitchen items. We enjoyed using the provided beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach towels. The washer & dryer was nice to have too, and laundry soap was provided.
The views from Ekena are amazing. It was tempting to sit on the porch all day long! However, we decided to enjoy exploring Hana: Oheo Gulch (take the 4 mile hike along the Pipiwai Trail!), Red Sand Beach, Black Sand Beach, Koki Beach, Hana Farms stand (banana bread is the best around--we recommend the pineapple banana bread!), Coconut Glen's (great ice-cream, strange service), Troy's plate lunch (near Koki Beach), etc. So much to see, do, and eat! :) If you want fresh chicken or fish, be sure to get it on your way to Hana. The local markets in Hana only had fresh beef. We were able to purchase fish from a local fisherman during our stay and it was delicious.
Back to Ekena, Jasmine suite: There are two rooms: one had a king bed, and one had 2 twin beds (that can be made into a king if you desire). All the beds were comfortable. There's no a/c, but there are fans all around the house & plenty of windows and slider doors to keep things at a comfortable temperature. The Wi-Fi worked really well, but there's no cell phone reception. We didn't mind a bit! If you do stay at Ekena, be sure to wake up to watch the sunrise at least once while you're there. It's beautiful.
The location is great: about 2 minute drive to the town of Hana and about a 35-40 minute drive to Oheo Gulch. So nice to be able to get to the gulch earlier than all the day-trippers!
We loved our stay at Ekena and highly recommend it. Robin was incredibly helpful with our questions and so pleasant to talk to. It was a pleasure meeting her and Gaylord. Mahalo for everything! :)
-Melanie, Sharon & Christine"
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 25, 2015
"The location of the house is great, with a view of the bay and the lullaby of waves against the rocks just below the living room. In general the place is in good shape, although some minor details need attention --something understandable given the continual corrosion of houses near the sea. The owners were very helpful and kind. Good choice if you seek a seaside experience."
Guest: Carlos M.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 29, 2015
"We (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed in the 2 bedroom house this past June for 3 nights (12th-15th). The house was great...lots of space, private, clean and well stocked. It had a great big deck with a gas grill. The owner was great to work with...answered all questions quickly and took care of anything we needed. He also left us some fresh fruit for arrival. We loved having our own private space yet we were close to all the activities we wanted to do. We highly recommend this house and definitely look forward to staying here again in the future."
Guest: Jennifer JDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 4, 2015
"We stayed at Sybil's Gatehouse at Papalani for 2 wonderful nights. As other guests have stated, it's a perfact little cottage in Paradise! Sybil is the most gracious host and Tracy is "Mr. Fixit" for sure! They both did everything possible to make our stay memorable, and it was. I can certainly recommend Sybil's beautiful Gatehouse cottage for anyone looking for a beautiful getaway in one of the most beautiful locations, not just in Hana, but in all of Maui! I plan on coming back several times next winter when I'm again wintering in Maui, and will be bringing some of my other lucky friends to share this wonderful bit of Paradise. Aloha nui loa, Bill"
Guest: BillDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 30, 2015