Maui County Permit # BBHA 2012/0002
Ranked No #1 Awarded Conde Nast Traveler Magazine 'Deal of the Month' & 'Hawaii's Hidden Values'. Please also visit our website for current Specials and Discounts! Please note that we only keep our current calendar of availability on our website! Due to reservation changes and cancellations, please inquire on your dates even if our calendar shows we are booked!
Hale Manu, which means the 'Bird House', is our larger two-bedroom guesthouse, privately located in the rear of our property with phenomenal ocean views. The spacious Hawaiian styled architecture includes open beamed, vaulted ceilings, a large center cupola for great airflow, an open floor plan and a large lanai for evening dining under the stars or morning coffee with the sunrise.
Over time, we have completely renovated and professionally decorated the home, including a large fully equipped kitchen (a kitchen inventory is available on our website), an all tile bathroom with new fixtures, queen sized beds with high thread count all cotton bedding and teak steamer chairs, gas barbeque and an additional table for dining on the lanai. The ocean facing bedrooms are conducive to romantic sultry evening breezes.
We take a lot of pride in our homes, as is evident from the many comments provided by previous guests (please see our VRBO reviews and TripAdvisor reviews!). Hale Manu is thoughtfully furnished with a fun vintage Hawaiian flair, including a beautifully refurbished 1930's vintage rattan living room set we found and shipped all the way from a small Texas town and original oil paintings by local Hana artists. Sink yourself into the furnishings and grab a book off the bamboo shelves to relax the night away or choose a DVD from the small collection we supply. We also have a collection of coffee table books about Hawaii and Polynesia and, since the home is the “bird house” we have bird books, binoculars for the avid bird watchers. We have done our best to consider all the details, like comfortable linens, nice soaps, whole bean quality coffee and green tea for your first day and for those of you who need to stay connected, we have high speed wireless internet access and unlimited, free mainland United States phone service. We also have the modern conveniences such as a washer/dryer, microwave and more.
Hale Manu is perched at the rear of our fully landscaped, two-acre property, providing PRIVACY. Since we live at the front of the property, we work diligently to maintain our homes and provide excellent accommodations. We are also available to answer questions about Hana and steer you in the right direction to your ultimate vacation, whether that means an active time snorkeling, surfing, horseback riding and hiking or just relaxing at the nearby beaches and swimming holes. Hamoa Beach, considered the nicest in town, is just minutes away. We provide boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, beach towels, beach mats, a beach umbrella and a cooler. We can also direct you to local in-house massage therapists or to the local spa for pampering.
The Guest Houses at Malanai are named after the gentle cooling breeze, (named Malanai) known for this area of Hana. We are located just 3.6 miles (a five minute drive) outside of Hana Town in the Maka’alae district, which is considered the most highly desired area of Hana. You are sure to fall in love with the picturesque and pastoral landscape, the ever-changing ocean colors and the gentle sound of the waves lulling you to sleep at night. We hope you choose Hale Manu at the Guest Houses at Malanai for your dream vacation in the islands! Please see our website for details on our EXTREMELY competitive rates and policies and feel free to email us with any questions. Please check our website for current specials and availability! www.hanaguesthouses.com
Leokane Pryor has long family history in Hana. He is a relative of the colorful Sam Pryor, who was not only responsible for bringing Charles Lindbergh to Kipahulu (just down the road), but was also well known locally for raising Gibbon apes and many other animals which he loved. Charles, Sam, his wife Mary Tay and many of the Gibbons are buried at the famous church in Kipahulu. Leokane has followed in the family tradition by creating his own unique history in the area. He can be heard performing Hawaiian music most Wednesdays and Sundays at the Travaasa Hotel-Hana and he is well known throughout the islands for his beautiful falsetto voice and story telling.
Leokane Pryor purchased this house in 2001
Leokane and Chris purchased this property in 2001 and have worked continuously to create a paradise for themselves, their family and friends. Two of the homes on the large property are available for rent, making this unique experience available to the public. As one of only three legally permitted vacation rental properties in the area, The Guest Houses at Malanai are often booked months in advance and well deserving of their consistent #1 rating and stellar reviews.
The Guest Houses at Malanai are located in the Maka'alae area of Hana, about 3 miles south of Hana Town. This area is generally considered the most desirable of Hana due to its close proximity to world famous Hamoa Beach and the Venus Pool, as well as the gentle breezes and open landscape which keep it cooler and more comfortable than other locations in the area. Maka'alae was once the fishing village of the area and boasts some of the most breathtaking coastline of all Maui. During whale season, it is the perfect place to see their migration and sometimes even hear them playing at night.
In addition to the guest comments below, these are some comments from our in-house guestbook.....
We had the best time of our lives here in Hana. This place is amazing and we
can't wait to come back...
Chris M., Santa Barbara, CA
thank you for letting me stay at the house i really liked it i love hana, maui
Helena (about 9 yrs old), Honolulu, HI
mahalo for such a good time in Hana.
Janie (about 8 yrs old), Honolulu, HI
Old style Kama'aina vacationing. Can I get an "Amen" or is it "Hana Hou"!
Kiki (mom of Helena and Janie), Honolulu, HI
Thank you for sharing your home, your music and library. The tranquillity of
The Birdhouse is unmatched. We will definitely be back.
What an incredible place you have here! I was so relaxed! Loved sitting on
the deck surrounded by lush green beauty. See you next year.
Kathy and Craig, California
This house is amazing!! This slice of paradise and its peacefulness have given
my mind, body and soul a much needed break...... It was wonderful.
Samuel and Kayo
Thank you for your graciousness in making this home such a comfortable
place to drop in and relax in between high adventures in Hana....the well-
stocked kitchen made this trip so accomodating - kitchen aid mixer!? color
me pleased.. thanks so much.
Thank you for sharing your ohana with us! It was like being at home away
from home. You have put together a beautful thing here, the attention to
detail was amazing. Keep up the great work and we hope to see you soon!
Mahalo, P.S. I can see this place being a habit.
Cort and Chrissy, HI
We loved staying here. Hale Manu is our Hana home away from home! We will
surely be back. Mahalo Nui for all the thought you put into creating this
place! May you continue to bless visitors with your aloha and peaceful
A hui hou a me malama pono.
Mike and Eden, HI
and so many more you can read through while relaxing in Hale Manu......
Hana is what most people think Hawaii is going to look like. This is not the resort side of the island. Hana is for people who are looking for a true Hawaiian experience, with natural beauty, lush tropical foliage, beautiful beaches and incredible hiking. It's a great place to explore or just sit around and soak up the beauty of paradise while drinking a Mai Tai...Our property is located 3.6 miles south of Hana town in the Hamoa/Maka'alae district and is walking distance to world famous Hamoa Beach and the Venus Pool (Waioka Pond). Our property faces the pristine Hana Ranch coastal pasture and coastline- great for hiking and exploring!