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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:
September 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.


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 4.92 based on 75 reviews

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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A little paradise

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely amazing and our only regret was to not have reserved for 2 nights (we were there for one night only). This is a fabulous place in the middle of the tropical forest. Very romantic. The cottage itself is cozy and beautifully laid out and furnished, and the view of the ocean through the tropical forest is magnificient. Everything you need is there and you even have the dinner table ready upon your arrival. Our hostess was warm and welcoming and gave us a thorough tour of the property before giving us our space. She also gave us fresh eggs for our breakfast. Cats and birds cohabit freely on this beautiful property. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Yes, one night isn't enough but you had Kauai yet to take in. We hope the two of you will return to the farm for a longer stay next time. May your visit to 'the garden isle' be as enjoyable as your brief stay at Entabeni Cottage. Mahalo for your kind words, Terry & Michael
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Amazing tropical escape where we could truly relax and be in vacation mode!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here so much. The property was gorgeous, private and serene. It was wonderful to get away from the crowds on the rest of Maui. Terry and Michael made us feel so at home and we looked forward to chatting with them when we saw them each day. Staying near Hana for a few days gave us the chance to really enjoy and explore the various beaches, hikes to actually sit and read for a while. This is now our number one choice to stay the next time we're able to return to Maui!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple, celebrating their 10th anniversary, were the perfect guests. It is a real compliment when folks take the time to relax, truly see the details of the surrounding environment, and be who they are. Michael and I consider a stay at the cottage is best done at the end of a visit to Maui, giving the individual an opportunity for total relaxation, let the nightly rains insure a perfect restful sleep, watch to clouds pass by as the spectacular sunrises hold promise of the day to come. Five nights gave both guests the opportunity to renew before heading back to their daily lives. We hope to see them again in the future. Michael & Terry
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Amazing location. The cottage was beautiful and homely. Very welcoming. And the fresh eggs were perf

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend staying here. We only stayed one night but really wish we'd stay a couple more. Perfect location for exploring hana and surrounding area. Such a lovely cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much Terry & Michael, we had a fantastic time at Entabeni Cottage. The view is amazing and it is such a peaceful place. It was easily the best place we stayed in Hawaii and we will definitely come back one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gentlemen, Thank you for your kind words. You are always welcome back and we enjoyed having both of you. Glad you could enjoy the run on the dirt road as well as the beaches. We were wondering if we were ever going to get you to leave as you seemed most comfortable hanging out at the cottage. This is a compliment to what we work to provide. You got it! Michael & Terry
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Best stay on our 2 week trip through the islands.

  • 5 of 5

The Kristiansen's have an amazing set up. Everything about the stay was fantastic. They had everything we needed to be comfortable, including fresh eggs and veggies everyday. Even though we were conservative on the resources, you wouldn't really know that you were off grid. The location is great if you are looking to find secluded areas to hang out and enjoy getting away. Not so great for shopping or nightlife (which didn't bother us). Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer. We HIGHLY recommend staying here if you visit Maui. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope to see you back for an anniversary celebration. You were model guests and it was a real pleasure having you here and being able to share the bounty of offerings we produce at the farm. Mahalo and may you enjoy many years of happiness together, Michael & Terry
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

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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