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.
• 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 42 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 one dog, four cats, and a flock of chickens and guinea fowl. We grow flowers, fruit and vegetables. We offer fresh eggs and vegetables to our guests.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1992
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.
Delicious eggs, organic vegetables, spectacular views, tropic fruits when available, and an opportunity to commune with nature at your doorstep.
We stayed in the winter, October 2014, and it was what all the other reviews have already mentioned AND MORE. So many day trips can be had from this location. Hiking to the Bamboo forest is a must. The cottage is just as described by many. We look forward to our return, a very special place in paradise.
My wife and I stayed here for one night on our honeymoon and we had a great time. We wish we spent a longer time at this place so we could enjoy the property as well as this area of Maui. The property was very well maintained with beautiful gardens. We decided to spend a night to break our journey from Kihei to Hana, and this was a wonderful little gem of a location. It was a picture perfect honeymoon location! Not only did we enjoy the beautiful vistas during the day, but also the amazingly clear night sky. The hosts generously shared fresh eggs with us and let us pick vegetables from their hot house so we were able to make some great omelettes for breakfast. We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay near Hana!
We stayed here for one week and from the moment we got there we felt very comfortable, like our own home. The grounds were amazingly beautiful and we enjoyed strolling and exploring and meeting the animals, especially Kit, Kat & Mango. We loved waking up to the wonderful view every morning. Because of the location on the Road to Hana, i was quiet and peaceful, yet not far from many of the things we wanted to do during our stay. The solar power and sustainability resonated well with our own lifestyle and was not inconvenient in the least. Absolutely loved the fresh eggs and fruit. Terry and Michael were very hospitable and enjoyed the tour of the gardens. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
To anyone who wants to stay in Maui, Entabeni is the play to stay. We feel so fortunate that we found this little slice of heaven and it was the best part of our entire honeymoon. The "Road to Hana" is a popular tourist activity and this cottage sits perfectly on the far end of the journey. I would recommend staying a night or two on the West side of the Island then the rest of your time in Hana. So much to do and see and you get the real feel of what Maui is truly like outside of the expensive and crowded tourist attractions.
Entabeni had everything we needed and we felt so secluded. You get fresh eggs every morning from the lovely couple who runs the bed and breakfast and a tour of their gardens is a must. Herbs and vegetables and some of the most adorable animals you have ever seen are on the far end of the lot yet it never got noisy and we slept in beautifully every morning. The cottage faces the ocean and the lush trees and plants are fully visible since the entire wall is made of gorgeous glass doors. Terry and Michael have done a great job making the property a 'Green Property' with solar energy. The water is from rain water and is the best tasting water we have ever had... and there is plenty of water end energy to go around so we never felt like we needed to hurry up to keep the hot water from running out. Oh and the outdoor shower! A must try since the lush gardens provide all the privacy you need for even a modest individual. It is enlightening how they are able to create such a masterpiece in Maui and be such great property manager in the process.
We had a very long honeymoon and stayed at some hotels that were $350+ per night and we honestly feel Entabeni was our favorite residence. An entire cottage to yourself on a few acres of land for under $200... unbelievable! Not being right on the ocean means you don't have people walking by all the time and get to choose your bed time and wake up time instead of basing your schedule on the loud neighbors who are in the room next door. We saved a lot of money by cooking our own meals in but the brick oven pizza in town was so much fun and the to-go box was in a bamboo leaf!
I could talk for hours on our Entabeni stay but I'll spare you the details so you can visit it for yourself and finally feel at home while experiencing what a trip to Maui is supposed to be like!
Abby&Colin, Honeymooners from Madison, WI
Totally worth the amazing drive to Hana, which doesn't take as long as you'd think, this is a wonderful place to stay with fresh fruit and eggs and lots of friendly animals, beautiful property to wander around, though why you'd leave the incredible lanai that runs the length of the house and provides a wonderful site to wake up to in the morning. Great decor, Terry and Michael have everything you need and are so friendly and helpful about things to do. Must dos include the bamboo forest/400' waterfall at Haleakala NP, Thai food, the seven sacred pools.... BTW Terry and Michael, thanks so much for telling us to stop at Mama's Fish House - delectable food and the beach and fish pools were the perfect way to spend our last evening before our night flight.
We loved Hana because of this amazing little place. Terry and Michael work hard to make this place warm and inviting. We stepped in and felt at home and knew we had made the right choice. Everything was extremely well taken care of. There was everything you needed to cook, relax, and enjoy the rainforest.
Some of the things that make this place wonderful are the outdoor, heated shower (heavenly with some rainfall, just put your towels in the dryer for a few minutes while you are out there so they are nice and warm!), the views of sunrise from bed, the gorgeous flowers all over the grounds (why go to a botanical garden?), the well maintained appliances and cookware (everything you need!), and the remoteness.
Don't plan on using a cell phone during your stay, it won't work! But that makes it so relaxing! We are in our mid-20s and are always connected, but we completely enjoyed the chance to relax and enjoy each other without distractions. However, they do have Wi-Fi and a phone with long distance for guest use, if you feel you need it. But you are in the rainforest so relax and enjoy the remoteness!
Terry was so wonderful, she offered us fresh vegetables from her green house, which were delicious! And even gave us suggestions on how to cook them if I wasn't sure. She greeted us upon arrival with bananas and a tour of the cottage to make sure we had everything we needed and knew how everything worked. After a particularly bad rainfall overnight (minor tropical storm, its the rainforest, expect it!), she even stopped by in the morning with a weather report and some suggestions about our activities for the day. Terry couldn't have been more helpful or welcoming.
Definitely recommend staying here and don't look elsewhere!
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