This was our third trip to Maui AND staying in Hana for 2 nights each time. This was by far the best location and value for Hana. This cottage and the hosts were perfect!
The location was just a few minutes drive from the Hana highway, which was a source of noise at a cottage we stayed at LAST Maui trip. Easy access with solitude is a bonus of THIS accommodation compared to many we have considered or stayed at in Hana. Maria was great at communicating before, during and even after our stay. She was very welcoming and outgoing, a pleasure to email and talk with, a friend.
We stayed here for our last 2 days on Maui, enjoying the relaxing pace and frequent rain (very soothing and making everything beautiful). It is much prettier and open, with more space from ANY neighbors than in the pictures. This is a real value for a stay in Hana, which we had not expected. The cottage grounds and those around the host's home (which was within sight but far enough away for COMPLETE privacy for us), were beautiful and well maintained.
At Maria's recommendation, we walked (short, easy walk) to the coast from the cottage, enjoying a mix of a few homes among the wild rainforest, with the very exotic flowers grown on plantations of Hawaii growing WILD! We only saw a handful of people, appeared to be locals, all friendly. The rugged coastline and water were comparable to the beauty of the Wainapanapa park that we took a longer hike around earlier in the day.
We appreciated everything needed for the grill being provided (and all other BBQ stuff) because we enjoyed grilled ribs and Okinawa sweet potato salad (the ones with purple and white centers that you can buy in Hawaii). WE also had Braddah Huts excellent tacos (just past Hannah) while watching the surfers just down the road at Koki Beach.
The cottage itself was clean and well stocked as mentioned in earlier reviews. It bears repeating again from other reviews that the bed was SOOO comfortable. WE definitely recommend this stay to anyone wanting to stay in the Hana area. Wished we could have stayed longer.