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Paradise: Ocean View Cottage Solar Power Tropical Flower Farm

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Property type cottage

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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Paradise: Ocean View Cottage Solar Power Tropical Flower Farm
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews
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Peaceful Solitude

  • 5 of 5

The stay at Terry's was everything we could have hoped for, we only wish we had longer to stay. We so enjoyed roaming the property, speaking with her, and playing with her sweet dogs. We had everything we needed in the cottage and it was in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth! This is a great place to slow down and live in the moment!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage on Hana Hwy

  • 5 of 5

A very cozy away from the city life cottage! We had lots of rain but that made it even more charming! Definitely will come back! The owners were very nice and they give you fresh eyes each day!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful flowers and cottage overlooking the ocean

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfecting retreat after days of adventure in Hana. The views looking out to the ocean were always a beautiful sight to come "home" to. This was 100% better than what any hotel could offer. We left feeling very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple were the perfect guests. Knowing that they were doing all there is to do in the Hana area and finding sunshine in which to do it makes for a perfect holiday. They left the cottage so neat and tidy that it was difficult to imagine it needed cleaning. Thank you for caring for all that we have to offer at Entabeni Cottage. Aloha, Terry & Michael
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  • 5 of 5

This is the place dreams are made of. We absolutely loved it. You drive up a mountain jungle to get to it. The interior is decorated charmingly. It is very private and has a washer and dryer in the cottage with you! Terry and Michael, despite both being under the weather, were attentive, responsive host. Wish I could spend more time there.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were determined to enjoy absolutely everything Maui and the other islands had to share. In spite of the mud and excessive rain, sun shone on this couple. Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories of your island holiday in your video of a dream come true. Michael & Terry
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The Best Vacation Rental Ever! Do Not Hesitate To Book!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the fortunate opportunity to stay three nights with Terry and Michael. They are amazing hosts and live in absolute paradise. Sit back and relax. Walk through the oasis of botanical gardens, listen to the waves, watch whales for afar, experience free range Ginny fowl...the list goes on! Terry brought us fresh eggs and other delights from their gardens. They have water toys for the guests to use. The studio home is cabin like in the tropics and well appointed. Hana and the sights are within 20 minutes or so. We at first thought that was aways out, but the time is due to the Hana Highway. Location is perfect. Thanks Terry and Michael for helping make our trip magical!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael and I are so fortunate to have guests at the cottage that appreciate everything we are trying to provide to make their stay in East Maui memorable. The ALOHA spirit was received and given by these guests. That makes all the hard work worth while. Michael & Terry Kristiansen
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Most relaxing days on Maui

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights and this cottage is amazing. It was so relaxing as we were all alone with exception of the friendly companionship of Michael and Terry's lovable cats and dogs. Really nice break from having to contend with a multitude of close neighbors at the resorts on the west and south parts of Maui. The ocean on the north side can be a bit rough especially in winter months so be prepared to consider activities other than snorkeling on those days. The unit comes with some snorkel gear but they obviously cannot provide fins for all sizes so you may want to rent those in town if snorkeling is on your agenda. The northeast side of the island is wet and you can expect rain pretty much every night and some sprinkling during the day. The humidity is high much like other coastal locations in North America but the temperatures are great so it is not uncomfortably hot or cold.

The cottage comes with everything you could possibly need in terms of bathroom and kitchen supplies (including bug spray) and the hosts are fantastic. The listing showed satellite internet service so I was prepared for spotty service at best. The WIFI was actually really good and we had no issues connecting to Netflix though we didn't need it because they have a great selection of DVD movies and TV shows. Daily fresh eggs were such a treat. I wish I had discovered this little piece of heaven sooner as I would have loved to have stayed for a whole week.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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Hāna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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