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Recent Hana reviews

  • Hawaiian Cottage Charm

    "We happily stayed in the 1 bedroom Hale Ulu Cottage for 3 nights in March 2015. It felt peaceful & airy with Hawaiian decor and Hawaiian music playing when we arrived. Hosts Leokane and Chris were friendly and helpful. After spending time in timeshare condo's, it was such a pleasure to have this entire, beautiful cottage to ourselves including private grounds with tropical vegetation. The cottage sits away from the road with ocean views, is only a short drive south of Hana Town, and Hamoa Beach is nearby too. Everything was there and very clean: plush towels, music, nice dishes and wine glasses, cookware/supplies/spices for easy cooking inside or outside on the grill, and even beach towels, chairs, and boogie boards! You may want to shop in Kahului for food and drinks - better prices and selection. This was a really charming getaway spot."
    Guest: travelers5555 Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: May 9, 2015
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  • 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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  • Aloha Spirit

    "My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights. It was our third time back. Each time we've wanted to stay longer. What a great place to start a vacation. So beautiful and peaceful. To have a house all to yourself in the flower jungle is truly amazing. Due to its location we usually expect a few inconveniences. It's the price you pay for the isolation. This time had the problem of the prior electrical outage which was being dealt with and a water pump problem which was ultimately resolved. Cathy and Jim who live close by and take care of the house were so nice and helpful. We were even offered another place in Hana. But we stayed here and enjoyed our last night in beautiful Hana with no problems. Only the sound of soft rain at night and birdsongs in the morning."
    Guest: Connie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 2014
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  • Perfect

    "We were able to stay here for 3 nights on our vacation and could not have been happier. This was the most wonderful, peaceful and perfect place I have ever stayed. Thank you Robin for your hospitality and we hope to be back someday!"
    Guest: Family of 4 Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 27, 2015
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