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 kana kala. 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
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.
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 kehei 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 istay 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.
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.
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 travelled 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.
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
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.