Our recently remodeled home is located in the rural town of Hana, on the East side of Maui. There are beautiful beaches nearby, including Hana Bay, a 10 minute walk away, and Hamoa Beach, a 10 minute drive down the road, consistently named one of the most beautiful beaches in America, where we like to spend our time surfing, swimming with the kids, and lounging under the shady trees.
Lots of hiking to see waterfalls and swimming in fresh water pools, including Oheo (Seven Sacred Pools) that is part of the U.S. National Park Service and Waianapanapa State Park that has a cool volcanic grotto you can swim in, a black sand beach, and a blow hole along the coastline.
Or just relax on the covered deck, play some cards, board games, read a book, or enjoy a movie or two via the wireless internet on your computer or tablet, or rent a movie from Hasegawa General Store and watch it on the flat screen TV in the living room upstairs.
There are many mom and pop places to eat, including brick oven pizza, thai food, a burrito food truck called the 'surfing burro' run by Tuna and Andy, super good food in a relaxed picnic table atmosphere (look for the bright orange food truck on the side of the road right in town), other 'plate lunch' stops, and fresh organic fruit and veggie stands where much of the food is grown organically right here in Hana.
There are two main general stores in town to get most of your basic necessities. If you want a large variety of food to choose from it may be wise to get some provisions from the main part of the island before you head on out to Hana. One of our favorite places to food shop before coming out is Mana Foods, in the town of Pa'ia on the North Shore, where they're loaded with fresh, natural and organic grocery shopping, a deli and bakery. Although, we frequent Hasegawa's General Store and the Hana Ranch Store in town during our stays.
The road out to Hana itself is half the treat, with dramatic scenery of the cliff-lined coastline, a couple of fruit stands (including a mobile creperie along the road in the jungle as you begin your journey!), and lots of hikes from trail heads off the road. As with any adventuring please be cautious and aware of your surroundings and weather conditions while enjoying the outdoors.
A tip for the drive out to Hana, pack a lunch with snacks and drinks, don't rush it, and pull over for faster drivers if they come up behind you. There are many pull-out spots, the drivers behind you will appreciate it, and you can relax and really soak in the raw beauty.
There is one gas station in Hana town, and none along the 2-hour drive from the main towns on the island, so fill up before you come out to make sure you have adequate gas for the drive out. The station in town keeps good hours, so make sure to check your tank before you head back for home and fill up.
We're born and raised on Maui, and loaded with information, feel free to ask us questions about your stay to make it as pleasant as possible.
Hana is a tropical paradise, which means it has little critters like mosquitoes, cockroaches and ants at times, and don't be surprised by the odd chicken or two, mongoose, (cow, there's a beautiful working cattle ranch) or other wildlife in an around Hana town and the East side of the island. While little bugs are not bad at our home in general if it's breezy, and since we have quarterly treatments of the outside and inside of the home with natural repellents, there is little activity. However, closing screen doors and cleaning up food after eating is always a good idea. Wear some repellent (we have some there for you) if you're outdoors in Hana and the air is still. And if you have any problems please let us know.
The upstairs 2br/1ba rental rate is $179/night, a one-time cleaning fee of $60, and applicable taxes and fees, which you can reserve yourself online. An additional 1br/1ba lock-off unit downstairs can be added if more than four people are staying upstairs. The fee for the whole home (3br/2ba) is $279/night, a one-time cleaning fee of $95, and applicable taxes. Unfortunately you cannot reserve the whole home automatically online, but if you call or email us the dates you would like to stay we can generate the quote for the whole home, email it to you for review and the same secure online payment method.
We hope you enjoy your stay!!!
The property is owned and managed by Brook Y. Starr, a Hawaii licensed realtor, licensed with Hugh Starr & Co., Inc.
The State Tax ID is: 20114712