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You drive some two hours on the Hana Highway, one of the USA’s most renowned roads, crossing about sixty bridges as you wind along the scenic crags of Haleakala marveling at the waterfalls and looking down on the wide ocean. This spectacular journey takes you to the best place in the world, in our view. Our beaches—there are six of them, all quite different—are never crowded, our ocean and mountain views are everywhere superb, our people delightful, our rain forest is fascinating and our climate, though wet and encouraging to bugs, perfect. The spiritual feeling of old Hawai’i is hard to find nowadays, yet it permeates Hana, far from tourist hordes. But, if you are looking for a happy place to stay in Hana, you probably know all that already; and that a day trip is not enough. So here’s wh...You drive some two hours on the Hana Highway, one of the USA’s most renowned roads, crossing about sixty bridges as you wind along the scenic crags of Haleakala marveling at the waterfalls and looking down on the wide ocean. This spectacular journey takes you to the best place in the world, in our view. Our beaches—there are six of them, all quite different—are never crowded, our ocean and mountain views are everywhere superb, our people delightful, our rain forest is fascinating and our climate, though wet and encouraging to bugs, perfect. The spiritual feeling of old Hawai’i is hard to find nowadays, yet it permeates Hana, far from tourist hordes. But, if you are looking for a happy place to stay in Hana, you probably know all that already; and that a day trip is not enough. So here’s why to ring us to check out Kolea Cottage as your comfortable, competitively priced, Hana base for a few days or weeks.
Kolea, timber-built in 2003, is located on the lower slopes of the 10,000 foot Mount Haleakala, surrounded by lawn carved out of the forest in a secluded corner of old ranch land. Our 11-acre estate is bursting with flowers, fruit trees and tropical plants of many sorts. Guests are welcome to fruit from our trees, flowers from the garden and books from our library to read while listening to CDs of Hana musicians or the dawn and dusk bird chorus, enjoying the ocean view from the lanai.
Kolea’s principal bedroom has a queen bed, the second bedroom twin beds or king bed. There is an overflow single bed for an occasional fifth person. Soft linen, towels and beach towels are provided. Bathroom with tub. Covered lanai with seating. In total, 1,200 sq ft of comfortable home. The kitchen area, which has plenty of storage and a separate pantry, oven, microwave, blender, and ice-making fridge, is fully equipped with cooking and dining things. The washer and drier are in a closet off the lanai. Kolea has Time Warner cable connected to a 32” flat-screen color TV, CD/DVD player, telephone, internet and wi-fi. Any special requirements—give us a call and we will do our best.
We can advise you on the eating possibilities and the many things to do around Hana, including special local events which are often not much publicized. None are more than a short drive away.
Kolea Cottage is named for the beautiful bird that owns the cottage lawn, otherwise known as the Hawaiian golden plover. You may meet her if you are here in the right season, for this remarkable navigator puts on her best plumage and departs in the spring to fly 3,000 miles across the ocean for a summer in Alaska, where she raises a family before returning accurately to our yard in the early fall.
Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: BBHA20140001More
We wanted a place off the beaten path but that was close to the beaches and this was that place. It was the perfect size for us and our two kids and was really close to lots of fun beached that Hana has to offer....More
The home itself and the property is very nice. It could definately use some updates. The shower curtain needs to be replaced and the cleaning needs to be more thorough. We found dirty underwear in the bedroom. Made me worry a bit that the sheets...More
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3-night stay at Kolea Cottage. The location is perfect! It's off the beaten path, but still close to beaches, hiking trails & the town of Hana. The cottage itself is so comfortable, clean & welcoming. We especially enjoyed relaxing on the...More
What a location and what a house! Beautiful garden and very interesting architecture. We loved sitting on the Lanai having breakfast. Kitchen well supplied. Plan well in advance because dinning out options are very limited and groceries are expensive.
Route to Hana is off course...More
From the minute we drove up we were delighted. We enjoyed spending time on the lanai, the kitchen was convenient and easy to cook in. We love the open living room kitchen because we spend so much time together. The cottage was convenient to the...More
Very cute house, spacious 2 bedroom, great location within minutes of Hana.
We had some questions and concerns that the owner promptly addressed and handled with grace (such as we didn’t realize the hot water heater had an on/off switch that was off due to...More
Hana is far from the best attractions on the island but that place is worth the trip back and forth to them.
The site, the view, the house, everything is perfect. Sure, some of you will complain about the fridge or the toaster!! Is that...More
A fantastic escape from it all. We want to go back! The Hana Hwy is a test to drive out there, but well worth the adventure you have started. The house is surrounded by rain forest and the edible palms plantation. You can walk through...More
Disappointing for the price. Shower curtain terribly obsolete, no food disposal or dishwasher. Surroundings were great but amenities sparse.More
Date of stay: December 2017
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Management response:Responded 2 January 2018
I am sorry you were expecting a waste disposer and dishwasher. These are not listed as provided, and I think you are the first guest in eight years of rental ops that has mentioned the lack of them. We would of course never install a...More
We believe Hana is one of the world's delights. A tropical rainforest with USA facilities at the end of a spectacular highway. Best defined by what we don't have - parking meters, traffic lights, street lights (too few to pollute the night sky), crowded beaches, amusement arcades, fast food, the paraphernalia of noisy seaside holidays.
Yet there's lots to do and see, on land, beach and ocean. We can be your guides as well as your hosts at Kolea Cottage.