Maui County Permit # BBHA 2012/0002
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Hana is commonly known as the “Last Hawaiian Place.” Step back into the charm and casual elegance of old Hawai’i in an authentic, meticulously renovated plantation owners home in Hana. Once used to house managers from the sugar cane plantation days, this 1900 home, named Hale Ulu Lulu, underwent a major rebuilding (completed in early 2005 and constantly maintained) and is now completely restored with attention to historic detail, while providing every modern convenience. We have designed an open and airy layout with spectacular ocean and pastoral views from every room. Your eyes will delight on the beautiful Brazilian Mahogany floors, elegantly detailed, vintage style bath with dual-sided claw foot tub (great for romantic baths for two), granite kitchen counters with reclaimed Koa wood bar/counter and trim accents. A sliding panel of framed Tapa cloth between the bedroom and living area allows you to relax in bed to the incredible view or, when closed, to have complete privacy from the rest of the house. The furnishings are classic and comfortable with a Missionary antique and Asian influence. We have designed the cottage with warm tropical colors, original local artwork, Hawaiian antiques and Polynesian exotica. Though the house has a tasteful and elegant décor, you can still put your feet on the furniture and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. You will arrive to rooms filled with brilliant tropical flowers and orchidd, 100% cotton, high thread count, quality linens and towels and quality soaps as well as coffee and green tea and fresh fruit to start off your first day with us – fine details on par with the finest luxury hotel at a fraction of comparable prices (really). Hale Ulu Lulu is part of a sprawling two-acre property surrounded by gracious lawns and verdant tropical gardens and foliage. We live on the property and constantly maintain our homes. They are meticulously cared for and we run our business like any fine hotel (sorry, no room service!). Though we usually greet you upon arrival and answer any questions, we leave you completely alone to enjoy your stay.
The Guest Houses at Malanai are named after the gentle cooling breeze , (named Malanai) known for this area of Hana. We are located just three miles south 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. Walk 12 minutes to the world famous Hamoa beach (or a 2 minute drive) or 12 minutes in the other direction to the Venus pool- two of Hana’s most desired attractions – practically in our back yard!
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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 Thursdays and Sundays at the local bar and he is well known throughout the island for his smooth falsetto melodies...
Leokane Pryor purchased this cottage 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 top rating and stellar reviews.
The Guest Houses at Malanai are located in the Makaalae area of Hana, about 3 miles past Hana Town. This area is generally considered the most desirable of Hana due to its proximity to world famous Hamoa Beach, as well as the gentle breezes and open landscape which keep it cooler and more comfortable than other locations in the area. Makaalae 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.
The "Guest Houses at Malanai" are two separate homes on part of our two acre property in Hana. Both homes have been meticulously renovated and are constantly maintained. We began offering these homes as guest accomodations in April 2005 and they have been incredibly popular from the beginning.
Living on the property allows us to provide you with consistently clean and impeccably well cared for homes. We feel fortunate to enjoy Hana everyday and our dream has been to create a unique and beautiful place to share with our friends and guests.
Hana is a very special paradise and your stay here should reflect that. We believe that our guest homes offer the best in quality, elegance, location and comfort that Hana has to offer! Regarding all the comments above, we do not have the option to make any changes to guest comments submitted, we can only decline them so they are not displayed. We have never declined an entry and we appreciate the glowing reveiws and heartfelt comments of our guests. This business is important to us and our efforts have obviously paid off. We hope you will be the next guests to enjoy The Guest Houses at Malanai and the Hana area.
Chris and Leokane, Proprietors
For interest in Leokane's music, visit Leokane dot com.
We happily stayed in the 1 bedroom Hale Ulu Cottage for 3 nights in March 2015. It felt peaceful & airy with Hawaiian decor and Hawaiian music playing when we arrived. Hosts Leokane and Chris were friendly and helpful. After spending time in timeshare condo's, it was such a pleasure to have this entire, beautiful cottage to ourselves including private grounds with tropical vegetation. The cottage sits away from the road with ocean views, is only a short drive south of Hana Town, and Hamoa Beach is nearby too. Everything was there and very clean: plush towels, music, nice dishes and wine glasses, cookware/supplies/spices for easy cooking inside or outside on the grill, and even beach towels, chairs, and boogie boards! You may want to shop in Kahului for food and drinks - better prices and selection. This was a really charming getaway spot.
We did the Road to Hana and opted to stay in this cottage. This 100-year old home was incredibly charming, well maintained, and we definitely enjoyed our time here. The owners were fantastic, responsive, and made sure everything was in great working order. They made you feel at home from the second you walked in, with lovely Hawaiian music playing. It's just a quick drive into Hana and we were very happy with where it was located. We definitely recommend staying here!!
My wife and I stayed in the Hale Ulu Lulu house for a couple of nights last week and loved it. The cottage is beautifully appointed, clean, larger than we expected, and very private. The owners are very helpful and were in touch with us upon our arrival to make sure we were settling in ok, knew where to find groceries, etc.
If you are looking for a little break from the real world in a beautiful, isolated place, this is it. We really enjoyed the Pipiwai trail hike, and swimming at the Venus pool and a couple of the local beaches. We only wish we had a couple more days to explore. We hope to return someday soon to stay here again.
The only negative I can think of is that the bathtub/shower is a bit tricky to get in and out of. It's an old clawfoot tub with a considerable lip to step over and then down to get out. If you are unsteady on your feet it might be a bit of a challenge for you. If you are able bodied it will not be an issue.
My husband and I absolutely adored the charming Hana Ulu Lulu. It was clean, super comfortable, well equipped and beautifully decorated. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer than 2 nights. Chris and Leokane were unobtrusive but offered to help in any way they could, we didn't need anything but the peace of this gorgeous place. We especially loved arriving to welcoming Hawaiian music, fresh fruit and beautiful flowers strewn thought the cottage! Mahalo!
My husband and I spent two nights here the end of February. Our experience could not have been better from the moment we walked into the cottage with the soft music playing and flowers everywhere to the time we had to leave. The cottage is truly a find. It is equipped with everything you could possibly need for your stay including fresh fruit in the fridge. One night we went to the Travaasa Hotel to watch hula dancing and hear Hawaiian music played by the cottage's owner and his friend. It was the highlight of our trip and we frequently listen to the CD we bought that night to bring back thoughts of our visit. Our only regret is that we only booked 2 nights. We would love to come back!
It was my 3rd visit to Hana but my (new) husband's first.....Hana never disappoints, and neither does this property! The pictures & description are totally accurate, no point in repeating what has already been said. Chris and Leokane and their canine cohorts were great hosts, but never intrusive. After a week, it was time to move on; we will carry with us the true "aloha spirit" which this property & its owners share in great abundance.
Don't stay just a night or two......let Hana seep into your psyche and your bones....Mahaho & Aloha....
We are committed to you having exactly the vacation you have dreamed of, We will direct you to the activities in Hana, These include: Hiking (especially the famous bamboo forest at Haleakala National Park - 20 minutes down the road), in house massage and more, We will share our knowledge of Hana with you- where to find the secret spots, where not to go and where to buy local fresh fish when available!
Special discounted rates offered for both of our guesthouses for June & July bookings!
Hale Ulu Lulu at $275 for 3 nights or more and $285 for one-two nights! (1-2 guests) Same rate for Hale Manu guesthouse VRBO 185587 for parties of 1-2 guests!
Hale Manu at $300 for 3 nights or more and $325 for one-two nights! (for 3-4 guests) Visit our website for more details! Ranked # 1 in Hana!