About the property
- Studio700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Panoramic ocean view, studio cottage, 1 queen bed, full kitchen, BBQ, 1 bath
The view of the ocean and coastal pasture makes guests exclaim "wow" as they enter the dutch doors of this cozy cottage.
This is a place to relax. You can watch the whales play and hear them sing at night. The cows lazily graze through the pasture below with the Big Island of Hawaii off in the distance. Sunrises and sunsets offer stunning colors across the sky. You can also appreciate the views from the comfort of your bed. We have stocked the cottage with all of the amenities you will need to make you feel right at home.
For the more adventurous, there are hikes, beaches, and waterfalls nearby. Haleakala National Park (7 Sacred Pools) is located 4 miles south of the cottage and Hamoa Beach is 3.5 miles north. A small fresh water pond is only 1/4 mile down the road.
Permit Number: 2013/0001
Transient Accommodation: TA-104-884-2240
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About Michelle Horen
We do accept one and two night stays less than 30 days prior to arrival. Please inquire for rates and availability.
Michelle Horen purchased this Studio in 1956
Why Michelle Horen chose Hāna
Many of our guests return annually. They all say the photos don't do the place justice. Everyone declares the view spectacular. There are 70 acres of government preserve between the cottage and the shore. Even so, when the whales are here (Dec/Apr), you can hear them splash and see them jump. Cattle and a few horses abound in the preserve you can watch their calves frolic. A thoroughly restful place. The serene views and private nature of the cottage offer a sanctuary of kinds for guests.
What makes this Studio unique
Koali Ranch Cottage started out as a vacant lot set aside for a school house. In 1955, the Territory of Hawaii decided that it did not need a school there and auctioned it. My parents were successful bidders. The Territory insisted that the house be erected within a year. The cottage was designed by local architect John Tatum working with island famous Val Ossipoff.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A True Love Shack on the Hana Coast
Wow what a location!
The Locals (cows) greeted us on arrival
The Local Humans were awesome also
The Views and flora and Fauna is almost overwhelming
Quiet private and close to Town but I would recommend being self contained after nightfall
Close to National Park and Hana Bay
Gotta go to Koki Beach and get some Huli Huli Chicken
Thank you all for sharing this once in a lifetime experience
Carey and Julie Thomas
Delightful and peaceful oasis
A sweet little spot with thoughtful touches like condiments in the fridge, a cooler and beach chairs, puzzles, books and games. As the last stop on our honeymoon tour of Maui, it was the perfect spot to relax and soak in the calm vibe. The few outdoor harmless Hawaiian garden spiders, the multitudes of adorable geckos and the meandering cows all kept us entertained for hours. It was the longest I've ever seen my husband "do nothing", a much needed rest! Thank you!
Wow! What a review! It means so much to me, Michelle and our staff to hear such good comments. Our staff work hard to make sure that you will have a good experience. Be careful of those spiders, the little crabby kind leave me itching for a week. Aloha, Chuck
A True Gem in Paradise
This cottage is a true gem. We love the Hana area and coastline. While Hana has gained popularity and visits in past years, this cottage offers beautiful retreat from the crowds. Hana still feels remote here. Inside open plan and back deck spaces give wonderful feel of connection to the pasture, bluffs and ocean overlook. We stayed here six years ago, and returned 2018. Hope it will not be six years for our next Maui trip; will certainly return to Koali Ranch Cottage. Managers Michelle and Wendy are extremely helpful. Also was a pleasure to meet the owner Chuck Gray.
Beautiful ocean view
Nice and secluded. We spent our time on the deck overlooking the ocean. Nice larger size shower. Nice ocean breeze. If you are looking for a relaxing outdoor space - this is for you.
Great review! Thank you. We are glad you like the shower; that is a feature of Lois Gray and Val Ossipoff, architect. Please come again. Aloha, Chuck Gray
Worth going to Maui just for this rental
We had the most wonderful time here. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. The rental was breathtaking! Especially the patio. We are early risers on vacation and generally don’t spend much time at rentals- here it was different. Although we woke each morning to watch the sunrise, we lingered at the koali ranch until noon some days, reading, whale watching, doing yoga on the deck, and just enjoying to calming sounds of birds/waves. Can’t wait to return :)
This place is great for two people, or a couple with a baby. Great views of the ocean. Nicely furnished and equipped. Not much road noise at night. We would definitely stay here again. And, you do not have to make the long drive back to the hotels in Lahaina.
Thank you very much for the glowing review! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us as this is our goal. Unfortunately, our permit only allows for 2 people in the cottage so bringing a baby along would not be possible. We hope to see you again one day. Take care and aloha!
Gliding, swim in mountain pools just a 5 minute walk away. 20 minutes away from the Haleakala National Park named for tourists as the Seven Sacred Pools. Most people nap on the lanai and wake up in time to spot the shining telescope dome atop Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. Then they enjoy the swirling colors as the sun sets. You don't see the sun go into the ocean, but if it rains you can often see rainbows over the ocean).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We will accept bookings for 2 or 1 night if there is a opening in the calendar. Please inquire for more information and pricing.