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Paradise: Ocean View Cottage Solar Power Tropical Flower Farm

Bedrooms Studio
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Entabeni Cottage sits above the Road to Hana overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii.

Entabeni Cottage is a fully-equipped, 830 square foot home, powered by the sun and beautifully situated on a gorgeous 6.25 acre tropical flower farm.

Enjoy ocean views from your bed, kitchen, lanai (covered deck), & private yard. The Kristiansen Family offers guests fresh eggs and vegetables from the garden when ready for harvest.

Keywords: Cottage

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About The Owner

• Michael Kristiansen, born in South Africa, has a degree in Landscape Architecture, Park Administration, Ornamental Horticulture, and is a Certified Arborist.

Michael is a consultant in landscape management and horticulture, runs workshops in tropical horticulture, pruning, mulching, composting, docent training, and staff training. He is the past Director of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens and a long-time teacher at UCLA Extension in Landscape Architecture and Gardening and Horticulture.

• Terry Kristiansen, manager of Entabeni Cottage, has worked with Michael for the past 46 years of their marriage and shares his love of nature, the tropics, and their 6.25 acre flower farm on Maui.

We share our lives with our two sons and their families, plus three dogs, four cats, and a flock of chickens and free range guinea fowl. We grow flowers, fruit and vegetables. We offer fresh eggs and vegetables to our guests.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1992

Why The Owner chose East Maui

If you are interested in tropical plants in a peaceful environment and enjoy the sounds of birds, Entabeni is the place for you. We are connected to nature and all that nature has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Delicious eggs, organic vegetables, spectacular views, tropic fruits when available, and an opportunity to commune with nature at your doorstep.


Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Hana Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Hana Ranch Restaurant & Hotel Travaasa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nahiku Marketplace
Nearest Beach
6.25 Miles
Black Sands at Waianapanapa State Park
Car: necessary


Hāna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Hot water outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • We have a shower indoors as well as a warm water shower outside
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King can be split into twins
  • King size beds (1) Our King bed can be separated into two twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our cottage has a walk-in closet. An Elliptical Trainer is located in a separate studio on the property.


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Paradise: Ocean View Cottage Solar Power Tropical Flower Farm
average rating of 4.925 based on 80 reviews
Evergreen, Colorado


  • 5 of 5

This wonderful cottage with a scenic lanai is part of the Entabeni botanical garden/ farm and looks out over an unobstructed view of the ocean. We spent our afternoons relaxing out back. The cottage is well-appointed and has everything to make your stay memorable including inside and outside showers (we used the outside one every day)! Owners, Terry and Michael were wonderful hosts providing great conversation as well as fresh eggs and hand-picked vegetables/herbs from the farm. Terry gave us a tour of the exceptional grounds (the flower variety was second to none) and Michael welcomed us into his studio for a great chat. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone looking for an intimate getaway!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't wait for the feedback on the rest of your stay on Maui. Sure hope the next party brings you back to Maui and especially East Maui. Thank you for your kind words. We too enjoyed your visit. Warm aloha from Entaveni, Michael & Terry
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A wonderful get-away in a fabulous garden

  • 5 of 5

We make a habit of arriving a few days early for our Maui vacations - and always stay somewhere different for the "pre-vacation" time. Until now. We will very definitely be back for another stay at Entabani Cottage.

Terry and Michael Kristiansen were the ultimate hosts. Where else have you stayed where you can get a personal tour of the botanical gardens you are in the middle of, and have farm fresh eggs delivered for you each morning?

The cottage itself is casual but beautiful. Full kitchen, library, very comfortable bed and a covered porch to enjoy the sunrise. Considering you are in the middle of a jungle there were none of the usual island pests to speak of (apart from a few persistent mosquitos.)

You are upland a little ways, and about 15 minutes outside of Hana. Lots of places to explore, great lunch choices - but a little short on dinner options. Still - it's a pleasure to stay outside the crush of people.

If you've read this far and it sounds interesting, book it now! You won't regret your stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are the real deal! Thank you for your thorough review from which I believe potential guests will learn valuable information. Mahalo, Michael & Terry
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  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect. The cottage is perfect. Terry's hospitality is beyond perfect. We recommend staying as long as you possibly can at Entabeni Cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Extremely relaxing. We loved all the animals about.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the perfect get away from the stress and rigors of the day to day rat race....look no farther than the cottage at Entabeni Gardens! This was the most beautiful, peaceful setting for some much needed relaxation. Listening to the rain on the roof at night, enjoying the view of a vibrant rainbow from the deck, and the birds singing in the morning was heavenly. But the personal tour of the botanical gardens by proprietor, Terry Kristiansen, was definitely a highlight! I give our stay here two thumbs WAY up....and can hardly wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! It doesn't get much better than that. Can hardly wait for your return. May you enjoy rainbows in your own slice of heaven. Mahalo for takiing the time to write such a glowing review. Terry & Michael
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Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Terry is a gracious host who took the time to come out and greet us upon our arrival and even gave us very useful tips about Hana. The cottage itself is small and quaint nestled within an idyllic green paradise. It was the perfect place to come back to after a long day of traveling and exploring. Waking up to such tranquility and breathtaking views, my only regret was not spending 2 nights here. So if you can I highly recommend at least a 2 night stay here!! Thank you again Terry for allowing us into your home and we look forward to our next stay! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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