Living Local! Affordable Full Kitchen Private Studio! with Warm Aloha!

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Last updated: 07/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Studio grand opening!
We are now renting out our private studio! We have been renting out the cottage on our property for a while and have now opened up our studio, which is also on our property. Please check out our feedback for our cottage by searching for listing 285899 on HomeAway, or click on more details below to see just a few of our cottage reviews. Please consider renting our cottage if your dates are not available here for the studio.

Important! Please email or call us even if our calendar says we are booked. There may be a cancellation!

Hale Iki Kanakala offers privacy at a great value! Just driving minutes away from Maui's finest beaches for all water activities & walking distance to shops, restaurants and sunsets. If you're looking for golf, our south Kihei location is near Wailea's championship golf courses. This 375 sq ft studio is equipped w/everything we could think of for your Maui vacation. It has two private entries & off-street parking, just 12 miles or 25 minutes from Kahului airport. It's an excellent location to daytime activities or nighttime entertainment venues. You'll receive gracious hospitality & personal service that makes the difference between visiting & vacationing on Maui. Please take time to discover the quaint town of Kihei, relax on your patio or in just minutes, be on one of Kihei’s sandy beaches. If you like shopping, dining or activities we’ll be happy to share with you some of our favorites. Welcome to our Hawaiian ohana (family)!

Some of our feedback for our cottage.

Our magical ohana
5 of 5
Submitted: march 25, 2013 stayed: march 2013
My husband and i are having serious withdrawal from our two week stay at Hale Kanakala. Dan and Sarah made us feel at home from day one, even worrying about us when we were out late. The sweet cottage was just perfect for the two of us. The king sized bed is extremely comfortable and the kitchen is well-equipped with every amenity we needed. I loved using the washing machine and then hanging the clothes on the line. One evening, Dan and Sarah cooked a luau for us when we were celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of my husband's brother and his wife. We had sixteen people and the food was outstanding. South Kihei road is convenient for great beaches about two miles away and more shopping than you could ever hope for. Walking distance to a great little farmer's market. I could go on and on and certainly wax prophetic. Awesome. Awesome. We booked 8 months ahead, so be aware that you may need to as well. Or, call them for last minute cancellations. You will not be disappointed...
Recommended for: age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway

Returning guest from Edmonton!
Submitted: March 24, 2013 stayed: February 2013
We stayed 10 nights in their new studio. Dan & Sarah are people we met 4 years ago and they are family to us now. The studio is well equipped and has all you need for a long or short stay. Over the years we have found places on the island to go (local hang outs) that are not in the book and this is credit to dan & sarah. Trust me and my wife, you will not regret staying in this studio or meeting dan & Sarah. This location is a short drive to the beaches and watering holes. Just 20 minutes to the airport in Kahului. 'see you next year, Dan & Sarah
Perry b.

Awesome cottage; quite and relaxing; great hosts!
5 of 5
Submitted: January 3, 2013 stayed: December 2012
Our 10 day stay at the cottage was wonderful. Our host; sara and dan were and are the best host. We lacked nothing; everything we needed and then some was at our disposal to use. The location of the cottage is in a perfect location to have access to shopping, beach, and dining. The amenities were ample. Sara and dan keep the cottage and landscape immaculate. The cottage is perfect for couples of the mature status. The next time we visit we will be staying at the cottage. We have already recommended the cottage to others. Loved our stay and our hosts; Sara and Dan.

Burlington NJ
Family of 3
5 of 5
Submitted: November 28, 2012 stayed: June 2012
The cottage was a great place to stay it was clean and had everything we needed.
Sarah & Dan were perfect hosts and always helpful if we had any questions.
It was located close to restaurants and the beach.
One restaurant we loved was 3's in Kihei happy hour drinks were half priced and so were the delicious appetizers.
Recommended for: age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children
Seattle Wa USA

The best place to stay in kihei
5 of 5
Submitted: November 15, 2012 stayed: October 2012
Beautiful hosts beautiful island. I truly feel at home when I stay here. I would rather stay here than on the waterfront because of all the things that come with the Kanakala cottage. It comes with it's own yard, lawn, patio, mango tree shade, pic-nick table BBQ wood or gas, laundry, you don't have to rent snorkel gear, boogie boards,bicycles. They even loaned us a guitar, parking next to kitchen door...Etc..Etc...Etc!
The host family are experts in providing for vacationers needs and have worked in the service industry for decades.. The location in central kihei is a close walk to the beach and not to far from the highway. We enjoyed our vacation that much more by feeling comfortable and welcomed with everything we needed .
The property is well maintained, clean and conveniently arranged. We attended the Halloween street party in Lahaina, recommended by the hosts, it was a blast.
We have a chef in our party so our best meals were at the cottage. I highly recommend staying here where warm aloha awaits. My only complaint is that their calendar is full.
Owner's response: some people give hugs. Some people give help. You guys gave your all. Thanks for being patient with having my large family around on the weekend, for my mother's memorial.It must have been a bit overwhelming at times with so many people, we apologize. We hope you come back again for the third time, but be sure Gloria comes too.
Rose m.

One the best
5 of 5
Submitted: October 7, 2012 stayed: October 2012
I arrived and my home away from home was very clean, friendly and a very safe place. My host were kind and gracious. I will return.
Southampton, England

Great place and a happy time
5 of 5
Submitted: September 8, 2012 stayed: July 2012
We booked to stay in Maui for 3 weeks in august and traveled with our 6 year old daughter who has a few additional needs. We wanted to stay somewhere that would be like a home-from-home and not a hotel or apartment. Sarah and Dan’s ohana ‘Hale Kanekala’ lived up to every 5 star review that it has.
The cottage is really nice – a good open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge, spotless bathroom and large bedroom with air conditioning. Additionally the bbq/garden area is lovely and peaceful to sit in, with shade under either the mango or orange tree! There is also a computer for internet acess, plenty of water sports equipment, beach towels, bicycles, parking in the shade of the carport and a handy washing machine. The location is also great – easy access to beaches, supermarkets, restaurants and main roads to other parts of the island (nothing is very far away on Maui). For breakfast we thoroughly enjoyed Stella blues most days, less than 5mins away.
Most importantly for us, it was a clean and safe place to take our daughter. Being at the cottage made us feel less like tourists and more part of the local community and Sarah and Dan’s family. They were very kind and hospitable, ensuring we had everything we needed and were generous enough to include us in some of their activities. Our little girl spent many happy mornings chatting with her adopted “Hawaiian granny”.
Sarah and Dan’s valuable local knowledge also helped us get the best from our trips on the island. Our experience of maui was truly enhanced by staying here. We would go again in an instant and are happy to recommend it as somewhere comfortable, safe and relaxing to stay. You will not be disappointed.

Kym m.

Outstanding place to stay and Sarah was so helpful
5 of 5
Submitted: august 31, 2012 stayed: august 2012
Firstly i would like to say thank you to Sarah and Dan for allowing us to stay in your cottage. It is exactly what we wanted, close to everything and centrally located to where ever we needed to go. If i ever come back to maui you will be on the top of my list of place to stay. Also the information you provided us when we arrived helped us in making decisions on what to see and where to go. Once again thank you. Kym and rob Australia
Rose m.

Private cottage
5 of 5
Submitted: July 24, 2012 stayed: July 2012
Description of cottage was very accurate. Has everything you need! Owners very helpful & friendly. I would recommend this place, very comfortable,nice patio to relax & close to beaches. Much more private than a hotel room and much more space. My expectations were exceeded here and made my vacation very enjoyable.
Delta, b.C. Canada

Homeaway yet like home
5 of 5
Submitted: june 5, 2012 stayed: may 2012
It was what we expected and we just feel like at home. Where else would you go to maui with a real
Hawaiian touch? Not those 5-stars hotels, or a luxury rental condos everywhere or even those fantastic resorts! Sarah & dan were very friendly and helpful. The place was well maintained and neat. Everything what you need in a vacation cottage like hale kanakala is provided for. The outside yard is great place to relax. The neighborhood is very quite yet we enjoyed listening the fantastic maui's wind like you're in the mountain. It is a convenient location, close to the beaches and shopping areas. We would have no problem coming back again. In fact, i have recommended this place to some of my friends already. I believed they will feel the same way as i do once they experience the magic of sarah and dan.

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Lawn lounge furniture, Iron & Board, Bathroom has hair blower. Luggage scale. Binoculars for whale watching....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Big 32' High Definition TV in the studio. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A Few DVD movies for all. Blockbuster is a 2 minute drive or a short walk away!...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    2 blocks to the 2nd best kite surfing on Maui!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi Fi access....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio is out the back door. There is a view of Haleakal from the patio....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Public tennis court is 2 blocks away....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear


Write a review 4.7
from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 25 - Jul 28, 2016
1 night min stay
Peak Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$693 $2,970
Peak Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$693 $2,970
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$553 $2,370
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $60
  • Tax Rate 13.41%


Check-in 3pm, Check-out 11am. Cancellation policies may apply, please inquire.

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Last updated: 07/24/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kahului Airport (OGG)
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Elleair Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pi'ilani Hwy 31
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Outback Steak House
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kamaole I,II,III

Car: Recommended

Important! Please email or call us even if our calander says we are booked. There may be a cancellation!

Kihei, South Maui, Maui, Hawaii, USA (12 mi from airport-2 blocks to 2nd best kite boarding on Maui) Kihei is central to Maui. It is an excellent location to daytime activities or nighttime entertainment venues. Just driving minutes away from Maui’s finest beaches for all water activities and walking distance to shops and restaurants. If you’re looking for golf, our south Kihei location is near Wailea’s championship golf courses. No wonder Kihei beach town has become Maui's favorite vacation destination.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: Aloha! We are kana(Dan) & kala(Sarah). We are your island hosts at 'hale kanakala'. We are part of a 5 generation 'ohana' or family on Maui. Important! Please email or call us even if our calander says we are booked. There may be a cancellation!

Why the Owner Chose Kihei, HI, USA:
What makes our vacation studio 'iki hale' so special and unique? The KanaKala Pacific 'Ohana Iki hale is located on the sunny bay side city of Kihei. Our rental lies at the base of the majestic Haleakala volcano, the world's largest dormant volcano, and at the shores of the white sandy beaches of the blue pacific waters. Kihei is the fastest growing small island community in the pacific. It lays on the seashore of the largest bay (Ma'alaea) in the world. The Hawaiian islands are the furthest islands from any land mass in the world. Maui has been voted the best island in the world year after year! All this and being surrounded by 'aloha' makes this place 'Maui...No ka 'oi' (Maui is the best)

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
We will share our knowledge and 'local insider secrets' about Maui with you! Ask us about where to eat, where to shop, and what is the best things to do! There is sunbathing - golf - tennis - relaxing - shopping - sightseeing - local grinds - unwinding - whale watching - kayaking - sailing - boating - parailing - shelling - sunset watching - zip line - swimming - snorkeling/diving - surfing - windsurfing - biking - wildlife - hunting - viewing - hiking - fishing - fitness center/gym - health/beauty spa - basketball court - antiquing - cinemas/movie theaters - live theater - fine dining - museums - horseshoes - miniature golf - horseback riding - beach vollyball and much more!

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • A Maui Moonset is 2 blocks away.

    A Maui Moonset is 2 blocks away.

  • Little Beach & Big Beach is a few minutes away!

    Little Beach & Big Beach is a few minutes away!

  • Kamaole 1 is also 2 miles down the road.

    Kamaole 1 is also 2 miles down the road.

  • Private Studio with parking

    Private Studio with parking

  • Full kitchen and hallway to bathroom and back door to patio.

    Full kitchen and hallway to bathroom and back door to patio.

  • Bathroom


  • Sunset 2 blocks from Studio!

    Sunset 2 blocks from Studio!

  • Ulua beach, near by, is our favorite place to snorkle!

    Ulua beach, near by, is our favorite place to snorkle!

  • Kamaole 2 is 2 miles down the road. Great swimming!

    Kamaole 2 is 2 miles down the road. Great swimming!

  • King-size bed, two occasional chairs, desk, counter stools, 32" flat-screen tv.

    King-size bed, two occasional chairs, desk, counter stools, 32" flat-screen tv.

  • Bathroom with handle bars by toilet and inside shower.

    Bathroom with handle bars by toilet and inside shower.

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