1 bedroom bungalow with cal king bed (sleeps 2)
Heather Harde & Pavel Hladis
- english, czech
About Heather Harde & Pavel Hladis
We are Pavel & Heather, and The Kulani Maui is our latest passion project together. We purchased the property 18 months ago and have been enthusiastically renovating to create our dream hospitality retreat to share with you. We love Maui and we love to share our aloha. If you don't find us in the garden or behind the espresso bar, you'll most likely find Pavel on the tennis court and Heather out running or in yoga. Of course, we love all things water too! Pavel has lived on Maui for nearly 17 years, and is originally from the Czech Republic. Heather has lived here for 7 years, originally from New York and then California. Heather came for a Maui vacation, met Pavel, fell in love and never looked back.
Heather Harde & Pavel Hladis purchased this Bungalow in 2017
Why Heather Harde & Pavel Hladis chose Historic Lahaina Front Street
Kulani means "resembling heaven" or "little heaven" in Hawaiian. We feel like we're in heaven every day we're here on Maui, and we look forward to sharing our property with you.
What makes this Bungalow unique
We love the architecture of our classic, pole-and-beam bungalows, but we really fell in love with the property's lush gardens filled with native plants. Although we're in the center of Lahaina, many friends tell us they feel like they're in Hana when they visit and had no idea that such a lush spot existed in town. Enjoy the sound of tropical birds and water fountains.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Hidden Tropical Gem
My girlfriend and I stayed a week in Bungalow #5 and had an absolutely wonderful stay.
The property is located in a residential neighborhood a short walk from a nearby beach and downtown Lahaina. It was perfect for us because we didn't want to be in a crowded area with a lot of people, but at the same time we were close to everything. The bungalow we stayed in was one of five bungalows on the property, which is hidden down a long, tropical driveway.
Despite the cottages being close together, it never felt like it because there is a tremendous amount of privacy due to the layout, fencing and lush landscaping. While you could occasionally hear some of the neighbors, it was minimal and less than you would get anywhere else like a condo or hotel. We loved waking up to the sounds of so many birds and watching the Geckos playing on our private porch.
Our hosts were fantastic. Heather and Pavel have put so much love and care into the property and it really shows -- both in and outside the rooms. We were welcomed in the bungalow with a bowl of tropical fruit and a coffee maker with the beans all ready to go. The kitchen had more basic supplies than you normally find in a rental, so we didn't have to run out and get paper towels, soap, etc. which was most appreciated. There is no stovetop, but we were able to have nice breakfasts and one night when we didn't feel like dining out we cooked quesadillas on a hot plate. The fridge also has a freezer for ice cream and ice.
We also appreciated all of Heather's tasteful decorating and design touches. There were flower petals on the bed, shells laid out on the outdoor table, beach towels, a beach umbrella and straw beach mats, which came in really handy.
The pictures online are very accurate, unlike some places that try to make things look better than they really are through photographic deception. The bungalow felt spacious, warm,
inviting and private -- and it was.
Our hosts were awesome - friendly, helpful and accommodating. Pavel has a killer vintage espresso machine outside in a common area. He was very generous in sharing his special brew with us, and that was a really nice treat after a long flight.
To summarize, this was exactly what we were looking for and would highly recommend for a couple looking for a mellow and relaxing getaway. Our only regret is that we didn't stay another week!
Unique lodgings in beautiful setting
Each of the bungalows is beautiful and has its own unique feel. (We saw 2 of them in person.) The architecture is interesting, has an airy, almost Indonesian feel to it. The furnishings and interior are that rare combination of beautiful and comfortable. While each unit is not far apart, the lush gardens separate each one well. One wakes to the sounds of birds and looks out onto mature greenery. Has all the basics to stay awhile, however, the basics are of the highest quality.
Heather and Pavel are wonderful hosts, quietly attending to the place, helpful if you would like anything, but very much in step with the low key vibe. Oh, and the coffee is excellent!
It is located a short, beach (or street) walk to the main tourist area. Just far enough to be out of the hustle n bustle, but close enough to be in Lahaina downtown in a few minutes.
We are already looking forward to returning.
Thank you Heather, Pavel and June for a perfect stay!
Absolutely Perfect...hosts terrific
Amazing property unique and beautiful....best stay in Maui ever loved the hosts kind and generous
Excellent location and excellent hosts....booking another stay for october