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Living Local! Affordable Full Kitchen Private Studio! With Warm Aloha!

Sarah & Dan

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Sarah & Dan

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015
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Living Local! Affordable Full Kitchen Private Studio! With Warm Aloha!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


Kihei Studio Rental Photos and Description

Private (unattached) Studio With Full Kitchen! Private Parking At Front Door!

Studio grand opening!

We are now renting out our private studio! We have been renting out the cottage on our property for a while and have now opened up our studio, which is also on our property. Please check out our feedback for our cottage by searching for listing 285899 on HomeAway, or click on more details below to see just a few of our cottage reviews. Please consider renting our cottage if your dates are not available here for the studio.

Important! Please email or call us even if our calendar says we are booked. There may be a cancellation!

Hale Iki Kanakala offers privacy at a great value! Just driving minutes away from Maui's finest beaches for all water activities & walking distance to shops, restaurants and sunsets. If you're looking for golf, our south Kihei location is near Wailea's championship golf courses. This 375 sq ft studio is equipped w/everything we could think of for your Maui vacation. It has two private entries & off-street parking, just 12 miles or 25 minutes from Kahului airport. It's an excellent location to daytime activities or nighttime entertainment venues. You'll receive gracious hospitality & personal service that makes the difference between visiting & vacationing on Maui. Please take time to discover the quaint town of Kihei, relax on your patio or in just minutes, be on one of Kihei’s sandy beaches. If you like shopping, dining or activities we’ll be happy to share with you some of our favorites. Welcome to our Hawaiian ohana (family)!

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 Kanakala. 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

Perry b.

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.


Burlington NJ

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 Kihei 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 I stay 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.

Rose m.

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.


Southampton, England

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 traveled 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.

Kym m.

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

Rose m.

Private cottage

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.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sarah & Dan (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

About Sarah & Dan

Aloha! We are kana(Dan) & kala(Sarah). We are your island hosts at 'hale kanakala'. We are part of a 5 generation 'ohana' or family on Maui.

Important! Please email or call us even if our calander says we are booked. There may be a cancellation!

Sarah & Dan purchased this studio in 1987

Why Sarah & Dan chose Kihei

What makes our vacation studio 'iki hale' so special and unique? The KanaKala Pacific 'Ohana Iki hale is located on the sunny bay side city of Kihei. Our rental lies at the base of the majestic Haleakala volcano, the world's largest dormant volcano, and at the shores of the white sandy beaches of the blue pacific waters. Kihei is the fastest growing small island community in the pacific. It lays on the seashore of the largest bay (Ma'alaea) in the world. The Hawaiian islands are the furthest islands from any land mass in the world. Maui has been voted the best island in the world year after year! All this and being surrounded by 'aloha' makes this place 'Maui...No ka 'oi' (Maui is the best)

What makes this studio unique

We will share our knowledge and 'local insider secrets' about Maui with you! Ask us about where to eat, where to shop, and what is the best things to do!

There is sunbathing - golf - tennis - relaxing - shopping - sightseeing - local grinds - unwinding - whale watching - kayaking - sailing - boating - parailing - shelling - sunset watching - zip line - swimming - snorkeling/diving - surfing - windsurfing - biking - wildlife - hunting - viewing - hiking - fishing - fitness center/gym - health/beauty spa - basketball court - antiquing - cinemas/movie theaters - live theater - fine dining - museums - horseshoes - miniature golf - horseback riding - beach vollyball and much more!

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Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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based on 27 traveler reviews

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Living Local! Affordable Full Kitchen Private Studio! With Warm Aloha!
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing vacation. Sarah and Dan treated us like family. We enjoying meeting their friends and sharing dinner. We hope to return again.

Evelyn & Larry Dennis

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. We truly appreciate the mention of us treating you like family. We try our best to look after our guests' needs to ensure they have a comfortable stay. Thank you for respecting our property for the length of your stay. Warm Aloha!

A Most Unique Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I picked Sarah & Dan's studio primarily because it was in the price range we were looking at and the great reviews. The other important factor was that they actually answered our request, most others did not! Further to this Sarah & Dan sent follow up emails to help us make other decisions, such as the car rental choice and things to do and see. Just before we left for Maui they confirmed our stay with easy and helpful instructions upon our arrival. We arrived in Maui, got our rental car without a hitch - the one they recommended. We drove to their place which is in a residential suburb, typical of Kihei. If you are looking for granite counter tops, brand new state of the art everything and want to pay a nightly rental rate that makes you wonder if you are buying the place, then this is not the rental for you. Sarah & Dan's studio is well used, homey, clean and with many extras like all the accessory beach gear you need. You arrive as a tourist, but also become somewhat immersed as a temporary local since you need to explore, shop and cook. What is most exceptional about Sarah & Dan's place, is Sarah & Dan themselves. Like the other reviews state over and over again, these two make you feel like family, not just strangers sharing a monetary contract. They invited us to supper with them, cooked and fed us. We shared stories and played games together on several evenings. We became friends, plain and simple. Their hospitality is 10 out of 5! Yet they did not impose themselves upon you in anyway, they always respected your privacy. For these reasons we called this " a unique experience. " We would rent from Sarah and Dan again in a heartbeat and recommend them to anyone looking for a more genuine holiday in Maui.

My only suggestion for improvement would be a small couch for two to watch TV in the evening.

Mahalo Sarah & Dan for your cozy studio, but most of all your friendship.

Anne and Kevin Drover - British Columbia

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) for taking the time to share your comments. We truly appreciate the mention of adequate amenities, the typical "living local" in residential suburb, and cleanliness. Speaking of cleanliness, you guys left the place like you never been there at all, thank you for being very respectful of the property and leaving it like you did. We enjoyed your company as well and would love to have the opportunity to host you again.

Great stay and fine hosts

  • 5 of 5

Dan and Sara are gracious and friendly hosts. The cottage was perfect for our needs; studio/kitchenette, private shower, quiet, etc. Everything was clean. We had our own parking place and a covered outdoor patio if we wanted to eat outside. This cottage is in a residential neighborhood away from the densely populated tourist hotels. We had our own car so we traveled to all the shopping and various beaches we wanted. Although the beach is only about 3 blocks away the neighborhood is removed from all the hustle and bustle. If someone is looking to stay in a luxurious hotel with hula shows and drinks served at the pool this is not their place. But if you are self-motivated and wish to stay out of crowds and the big resort hotels this place is perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, It was a pleasure reading your nice comments. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and I am confident that other guests will find it very useful too. We sincerely hope to be welcoming you back in the future, what fun we had sharing music.

Wonderful welcoming home in Maui

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time staying with Dan and Sarah, and what a wonderful experience. Immediately, they made us feel like family. They always were available to assist if any questions came up, and still managed to give us all the privacy we wanted. We hope to be back soon. Book early, they fill up.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Living among the locals!

  • 5 of 5

The studio was perfect for two people, the kitchen has everything you need and the living room/bedroom has a big bed and good storage for your luggage and stuff. It felt like living in a local home, and the area is away from all the touristy hotels. We loved Kihei, walking to cove park where you can surf, having breakfast at Kihei coffee, eating health food from Hawaiian moons and lots of other great places. This place is perfect if you want to be near the ocean but stay in a more "local version" of Maui. Sarah and Dan are great hosts, really nice people and very helpful, they make you feel at home straight away!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

GREAT stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This studio was perfect for our needs. Dan and Sarah were very hospitable!! We will definately be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, thanks for the kind words. It would be our pleasure to have you back.


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kahului Airport (OGG)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Elleair Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pi'ilani Hwy 31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Outback Steak House
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kamaole I,II,III
Car: recommended

Important! Please email or call us even if our calander says we are booked. There may be a cancellation!

Kihei, South Maui, Maui, Hawaii, USA (12 mi from airport-2 blocks to 2nd best kite boarding on Maui) Kihei is central to Maui. It is an excellent location to daytime activities or nighttime entertainment venues. Just driving minutes away from Maui’s finest beaches for all water activities and walking distance to shops and restaurants. If you’re looking for golf, our south Kihei location is near Wailea’s championship golf courses. No wonder Kihei beach town has become Maui's favorite vacation destination.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf


Rates & Availability

From $49 Per night

Kihei Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 24 2015 - May 27 2015
1 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2015 - Jun 5 2015
1 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2015 - Jun 17 2015
1 night minimum stay
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 2 2015
1 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Dec 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60.00
Tax Rate 13.41%
Notes Check-in 3pm, Check-out 11am. Cancellation policies may apply, please inquire.
Important! Please email or call us even if our calander says we are booked. There may be a cancellation!
We accept Visa, Master Card, and Paypal.
We require a 20% deposit to secure your reservation. Balance is due upon arrival.
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Kihei Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Lawn lounge furniture, Iron & Board, Bathroom has hair blower. Luggage scale. Binoculars for whale watching.

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