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View Miles of Hana Open Coastline in Across a 70 Acre Preserve

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The billion dollar view of the pastures and shore makes visitors exclaim 'Wow' as they enter the dutch doors of this cozy cottage. On most days you can look across the ocean to the big island of Hawaii. You look across 70 acres of open pasture (with cattle and horses). Half of the people who view our website end up booking or wish they had.

In the winter you can see snow cover on the top of the 13,000 foot Mauna Kea on the Big Island. Calves frolic under the not so watchful care of mommas grazing on the grass. If you are here in the winter, you can often see and hear whales. The first you hear is a thunk, like a car door closing. But you wonder why is there a car out in the pature. Then you look out to the sea and see a big splash. Now you know where to look for further breaches or tail slaps.

This is a place to relax. The tensions ease as you drive leisurely through Hana Town, then as you spot the chaise on the cottage lanai, Hana Paralysis set in.

For the more adventurous, there are hikes, beaches, cliffs, surfing and more. If all your hiking, swimming and snorkeling tighten you, a rejuvenating massage is only minutes away by phone.

Some guests walk a tenth of a mile to a cool mountain pool fed by a burbling waterfall. More rigorous swimming may be found at the National Park where there are many pools more than 30 feet deep and jumping cliffs more from 1 to 100 feet high. Other beach swimming spots include Hamoa Beach, Waiaoka Pond, Koki Beach and the beach on Hana Bay

People have good words about Koali Ranch Cottage:

We thought this would be our last time to Hana, but after staying in the Koali Ranch Cottage, we will be back. We loved the view, the peacefulness, the cleanliness and even the crazy noisy bulls & cows! It was a great experience. 2/24/9

..in 2004 we said “wow!” When we opened the door this trip we said, “its great to be back” … 6/5/7

This being our 5th or 6th trip to this house…But merely walk through the front door, passionately kiss my wife and allow it to blow through me, as and like the breeze rolling up up the pasure to my heart. I am here...Koali is in us and will never leave. 9/14/7

…this little slice of paradise…What a great location for exploring this side of the island! 5/18/7

…Looking forward to coming back when I need to recharge my batteries. 5/12/7

11/12/7 This place is all that and a bag of chips…appreciation to the owners for providing such an amazing space and to God for creating Heaven on Earth. This is 4th time to Hana, 1st time here. Usually I can’t wait to get out door in the morning to explore. Not here. Everything I need is just outside, a place to relax and rejuvenate!… 11/12/7

'...We were both astonished by the great view from the lanai - we knew there was an ocean, but this! My husband walked out on the porch, repeating, 'Magnificent!' 11/4/2006

'Walking thru the door of this cottage, I feel I'd entered a dream house...' 9/1/2004

6/13/7 …Never realized how peaceful and fun it would be to watch the cows. We will definitely recommend this place and hope to be back again… 6/13/7

A lot of testimonials. Ever since the owner's parents built the cottage in 1956, people from all over the world have been making nice comments. To be sure, there have been some adverse comments, but they come from people who might do better over in the glitzy other side of Maui, Waikiki, or even Las Vegas.

Note: Pay no attention to the dates listed for special rates. Its the only way we can show you the 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day rates.

Keywords: Cottage/Studio

More Details

Property Manager
Michelle Horen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Why Michelle Horen chose East Maui

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.

What makes this studio unique

Stressed out people come here to unwind. If you don't want to unwind, you probably should stay on the glitsy side of Maui, Kaanapali, Wailea, Kihei. In fact, people who live on that side come to Koali Ranch Cottage just to calm down.

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Maui Coffee Roasters
"Funky restaurant with excellent espresso and eggs benedict. You can buy Maui grown coffee."
Dunes at Maui Lani
"A pleasant place for lunch, but it is a little out of the way to Hana."
Stillwell's Bakery & Cafe
"Great sandwiches and pastries. My favorite, BLT on sliced whole wheat bread. Be ready to s..."
Tamura Fine Wine & Liquor
"Exotic beers and lotsa booze. Also a good poke (fish cut into cubes) bar."
UHMC Culinary Arts Program
"Excellent dining. But make reservations well in advance."
Ruby's Diner -- CLOSED
"Looking for a good American burger? This is the place. But out of the way to Hana. Also t..."
Bistro Casanova
"Excellent pupu and good drinks. Out ot the way to Hana"
Karl n Linda's Fish Tacos
"Karl catches the fish and Linda prepares the fish. Try the pork taco. Excellent"
The Surfing Burro
"Travis and Andrew make a burrito that rivals some of California's best. Be sure to ask if t..."
Nearest Barpub
5.5 Miles
Hana Hotel
Nearest Golf
55 Miles
Pukalani
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hana Ranch Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hamoa
Car: recommended

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).

Amenities

Hāna Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Big shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Room for two good friends
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Many of all who visit our web, make reservations. They all say the photos on the web don't do the place justice. Everyone declare 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.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Absolutely beautiful, peaceful and serene

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view off the lanai, perfect space for unwinding and restoring the soul. Loved the remote location

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area
5

Spectacular view, roomy and easy to live in, private, clean, with all necessary items!

  • 5 of 5

Close, but not too close to Hana and the national Park, this private cottage features a 180° view of the sea. Sunrise, sunset are part of the experience, along with Mauna Kea across the water. One feels connected with the elemental forces that have shaped Hawaii. The flow of the place is smooth, and lovely cross breezes bring the outside in. Kitchen complete with many extras, olive oil salad dressing, etc. Outside charcoal grill a definite plus! Well-maintained and very clean. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. It makes our efforts well worth the while. We will be here when you come back. Chuck Gray
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Surrey BC, Canada
5

Cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cottage with a fantastic view

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Claudia Franzini. Thank you so much for your kind review. Your review makes our efforts rewarding. We hope to see you again. Aloha. Chuck Gray
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5

Relaxing ocean view oasis

  • 5 of 5

Loved sitting out on the lanai looking out to the ocean. Very calm and quiet place. Closeto town if you need any groceries. All the locals are very friendly. Will definitelybecoming back!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Allison McNamara. It means a lot to Michelle, me and the rest of the staff to be remembered. We will be here when you return...we hope it is soon. Aloha, Chuck Gray PS: I don't see your name on my guest list. When were you here?
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Beautiful Hana Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our short stay at Koali Ranch Cottage! As vacation rental owners ourselves, we truly appreciated the cleanliness, amenities and beautiful location. The cottage much like Hana is warm and comfortable with lots of good mana. A hui hou Hana and Koali Ranch Cottage!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you remembered Koali Ranch Cottage. We and our staff really appreciate your input. Please come again!
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British Columbia
5

View of the Ocean - and the whales!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect couple retreat. The lanai was great for all our meals overlooking the monkey-pod tree and the ocean. Cows were not noisy. Location was perfect being halfway between Seven sacred Pools and Hamoa Beach. Place was clean and only saw one gecko in the cottage! The place borders on the rustic with one problem....Not staying long enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon! Aloha, Michelle
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.