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Recent Hana reviews

  • A Hana attraction unto itself

    "While Hana is typically known for its multicolored beaches, its twisty road and jungle scenery, Ekena is just as much an attraction as any of these things. It is a gem of a house set high on a hill just outside of Hana, and its main features include a huge deck with unsurpassed views of the Hana jungle and ocean beyond, unbelievable grounds with endless tropical plants and trees (including a particularly beautiful patch of Rainbow Eucalyptus trees), and two large bedroom suites on opposite ends of the house for total privacy between groups or couples. I found every moment in Ekena to be immensely peaceful and relaxing, and the ever-changing weather - including spontaneous torrential rainfall - just added to the charm. One of the highlights was sipping a glass of wine on a crystal clear night out on the patio while watching the moon rise behind a group of the trees to the east. It was a magical moment in a magical place. While staying in Hana we visited Hamoa Beach (a beautiful jungle beach), Luana Spa (great massages in a traditional Hale on a cliff) and 'Ohe'o Gulch (a tourist trap, but a must-see nonetheless), kayaked and snorkeled in a coral reef in Hana Bay, and had numerous wonderful home cooked meals thanks to Ekena's full kitchen and dining area. I didn't get the chance to meet Gaylord, but I talked with his wife Robyn several times and she was great to chat with about the house, their history and Hana in general. You get the distinct feeling at Ekena, and in Hana in general, that life is much simpler, slower, and in many ways more fulfilling than it is in the congested big cities and suburbs where most of us come from. There were only a couple VERY minor negatives, and I want to stress that these did not detract from our experience at all, but I thought they would be helpful to note for future guests. Because you're high on a hill, sound travels farther than you might think, and some nights we heard several dogs barking rather energetically from down below. It really wasn't a big deal but it did jolt us out of our "Ekena trance" from time to time. Also, be prepared for possible insects like cockroaches and spiders in the rooms. This is to be expected in a jungle habitat so we were prepared heading in, but that didn't stop our teenage daughter from having a mini heart attack when she saw a giant (but harmless) cane spider in her room one night. Again, nothing worth truly worrying about. Ekena is a truly incredible place and highly recommended."
    Guest: Steve E. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 9, 2015
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  • Nice for a short stay in Hana

    "We spent 2 nights at Tutu's house at the end of our trip to Maui, so we could take our time enjoying the road to Hana in one day and still have another day to enjoy some of the other activities in & close to Hana (Pipiwai trail, beaches & Wainapanapa park). This is a very old house, so we weren't expecting it to be "modern" but it was very spacious, clean, had everything we needed and is on a beautiful property. The kitchen was well equipped and it was a very short walk to Hana bay beach. Our kids (9&11) slept on the pull out couch, and although I didn't find it comfortable, they didn't mind it. We loved hearing the waves through the window of our bedroom."
    Guest: Heather Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 27, 2015
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  • Rustic but very nice.

    "When we pulled up we thought we were at the wrong place, from the road it looked like the entire place was under construction, but it turns out the second floor is under construction and this did not impact our stay at all. The home has beautiful large windows spanning the width and overlooking the ocean. Listening to the waves crashing is a real joy. The home is simple, but appears to be very clean. They have all of the necessities as far as cooking supplies, linens, towels, etc., and a few extra touches. I noticed some bugs in the kitchen. I think they are called invisible bugs? They seem to be common in Maui. The owner and his wife do not use any insect repellent which is probably a good thing considering the close proximity to the ocean. I think the bugs are basically harmless. In summary the place is not fancy, but it is very clean and quite suitable overlooking the ocean and within walking distance of the beach. This is a fine place to stay during your Hana adventure."
    Guest: Alixandra M. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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  • Fantastic Vacation Home

    "After spending one week at Kaanapoli Beach, we closed out our family vacation at this rental. We can't say enough positive about the home. The views of the ocean and sunset are unreal! Loved the location being outside the town Hana. Great access to all of the must see areas of Hana. The available boogie boards and beach chairs were an added bonus. Hamoa Beach is now our family's favorite beach on Maui."
    Guest: Rick Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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