Maui County Permit # STHA 2016/0006
Tax ID W79323442-01
Ranked No #1 Awarded Conde Nast Traveler Magazine 'Deal of the Month' & 'Hawaii's Hidden Values'. Please also visit our website for current Specials and Discounts! Please note that we only keep our current calendar of availability on our website! Due to reservation changes and cancellations, please inquire on your dates even if our calendar shows we are booked!
Hale Manu, which means the 'Bird House', is our larger two-bedroom guesthouse, privately located in the rear of our property with phenomenal ocean views. The spacious Hawaiian styled architecture includes open beamed, vaulted ceilings, a large center cupola for great airflow, an open floor plan and a large lanai for evening dining under the stars or morning coffee with the sunrise.
Over time, we have completely renovated and professionally decorated the home, including a large fully equipped kitchen (a kitchen inventory is available on our website), an all tile bathroom with new fixtures, queen sized beds with high thread count all cotton bedding and teak steamer chairs, gas barbeque and an additional table for dining on the lanai. The ocean facing bedrooms are conducive to romantic sultry evening breezes.
We take a lot of pride in our homes, as is evident from the many comments provided by previous guests. Hale Manu is thoughtfully furnished with a fun vintage Hawaiian flair, including a beautifully refurbished 1930's vintage rattan living room set we found and shipped all the way from a small Texas town and original oil paintings by local Hana artists. Sink yourself into the furnishings and grab a book off the bamboo shelves to relax the night away or choose a DVD from the small collection we supply. We also have a collection of coffee table books about Hawaii and Polynesia and, since the home is the “bird house” we have bird books, binoculars for the avid bird watchers. We have done our best to consider all the details, like comfortable linens, nice soaps, whole bean quality coffee and green tea for your first day and for those of you who need to stay connected, we have high speed wireless internet access and unlimited, free mainland United States phone service. We also have the modern conveniences such as a washer/dryer, microwave and more.
Hale Manu is perched at the rear of our fully landscaped, two-acre property, providing PRIVACY. Since we live at the front of the property, we work diligently to maintain our homes and provide excellent accommodations. We are also available to answer questions about Hana and steer you in the right direction to your ultimate vacation, whether that means an active time snorkeling, surfing, horseback riding and hiking or just relaxing at the nearby beaches and swimming holes. Hamoa Beach, considered the nicest in town, is just minutes away. We provide snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, beach towels, beach mats, a beach umbrella and a cooler. We can also direct you to local in-house massage therapists or to the local spa for pampering.
The Guest Houses at Malanai are named after the gentle cooling breeze, (named Malanai) known for this area of Hana. We are located just 3.6 miles (a five minute drive) outside 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. We hope you choose Hale Manu at the Guest Houses at Malanai for your dream vacation in the islands! Please see our website for details on our very competitive rates and policies and feel free to email us with any questions. Our rates vary depending on the season, number of guests and number of nights booked. Please click on the "rates" link for a full description of our rates. We often post specials on our official website. Mahalo!
Mary Carol Cabibi and Steven Gayle have been in love with the Hana area for more than twenty years. In 2016 they learned that Chris and Leokane Harrington-Pryor were interested in selling the Guest Houses at Malanai, and by April Mary Carol and Steve had become the new proprietors. They now live on the property with their family.
Ramaia Collins purchased this house in 2016
The previous owners purchased this property in 2001 and worked continuously to create a paradise for themselves, their family and friends. In 2005 they began to offer this unique experience to the public. The new proprietors have retained all of the staff, and have maintained all of the landscaping, amenities, and warm aloha that the Guest houses at Malanai have become famous for. Only two of the homes on the large property are 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 are well deserving of their consistent #1 rating and stellar reviews.
The Guest Houses at Malanai are located in the Maka'alae area of Hana, about 3 miles south of Hana Town. This area is considered the most desirable of Hana due to its close proximity to world famous Hamoa Beach and the Venus Pool, as well as the gentle breezes and open landscape which keep it cooler and more comfortable than other locations in the area. Maka'alae 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. Our rental cottages are both situated in a completely private setting, amid glorious landscaping that has been lovingly nurtured by the previous owners for more than a decade.
Speaks: English, some Spanish
In addition to the guest comments below, these are some comments from our in-house guestbook.....
We had the best time of our lives here in Hana. This place is amazing and we
can't wait to come back...
Chris M., Santa Barbara, CA
thank you for letting me stay at the house i really liked it i love hana, maui
Helena (about 9 yrs old), Honolulu, HI
mahalo for such a good time in Hana.
Janie (about 8 yrs old), Honolulu, HI
Old style Kama'aina vacationing. Can I get an "Amen" or is it "Hana Hou"!
Kiki (mom of Helena and Janie), Honolulu, HI
Thank you for sharing your home, your music and library. The tranquillity of
The Birdhouse is unmatched. We will definitely be back.
What an incredible place you have here! I was so relaxed! Loved sitting on
the deck surrounded by lush green beauty. See you next year.
Kathy and Craig, California
This house is amazing!! This slice of paradise and its peacefulness have given
my mind, body and soul a much needed break...... It was wonderful.
Samuel and Kayo
Thank you for your graciousness in making this home such a comfortable
place to drop in and relax in between high adventures in Hana....the well-
stocked kitchen made this trip so accomodating - kitchen aid mixer!? color
me pleased.. thanks so much.
Thank you for sharing your ohana with us! It was like being at home away
from home. You have put together a beautful thing here, the attention to
detail was amazing. Keep up the great work and we hope to see you soon!
Mahalo, P.S. I can see this place being a habit.
Cort and Chrissy, HI
We loved staying here. Hale Manu is our Hana home away from home! We will
surely be back. Mahalo Nui for all the thought you put into creating this
place! May you continue to bless visitors with your aloha and peaceful
A hui hou a me malama pono.
Mike and Eden, HI
and so many more you can read through while relaxing in Hale Manu......
We enjoyed our stay at Hale Manu for 2 nights in mid October. The guest house is comfortable and spacious. The kitchen is well maintained. We loved the outdoor grill. We bought steaks, lamb chops and chicken drumsticks at Mana Foods at Paia before heading out to Hana and BBQ for 2 dinners. Thai Food Truck is nearby (10 min. drive). Their curry fish over rice is delicious. Order one to eat there for lunch and another one to go, otherwise you will regret later. We were pretty lucky with the weather. It rained at night and early morning and was dry at day time. We had a good time at Haleakala National Park (about 25 min. drive), Pipiwai Trail and Bamboo Forest. It was fun to watch some daring people jumping off the cliff at Ohe’o Gulch. Hamoa Beach is small. Waioka Pond is such a beauty.
After driving on Road to Hana with all the stressful curves the first day and a whole day of adventuring next day, Hale Manu was definitely a place that we wanted to come home to.
The property manager is very nice. He put some fresh sweet star fruits in the fridge before our arrival and brought us some more the next day.
Thank you, Hale Manu, for making our experience in Hana so delightful and memorable.
We loved staying in this beautiful home! It is such a treat--lovely setting and a wonderful house that is well-appointed and aesthetically pleasing. Booking was simple and the owners were great to work with all throughout. We are so glad that after driving the road to Hana, we had a restful place to stay. We cooked both nights and this is one of the best kitchens in a rental we've used. Highly recommend!!
We wanted to stay overnight in Hana so we could take our time seeing the area. I am confident the Guest House was the best choice we could have made. We loved the house, the surroundings, the ample kitchen and comfortable beds. Our booking was easy, Jacques made sure we had excellent directions and he and Chris checked to be sure we had everything we needed. Our daughter and son-in-law accompanied us on the trip and couldn't say enough nice things about the experience. We will stay again if we ever get the opportunity.
From the moment we arrived at this beautiful home we knew we had chosen the perfect place to stay in Hana! Hosts Leokane and Chris have given attention to every detail to make Hale Manu a comfortable, beautiful, and relaxing place to experience the "wilder" side of Maui. We were welcomed with flowers, music, and a bowl of delicious fruit, and the house is spacious, beautifully decorated, and incredibly comfortable. We enjoyed the quiet and the wonderful view from both the deck and house, but this is also the perfect home base for various beaches, sights and adventures up and down the coast. The kitchen is the most well-equipped kitchen in a rental property that we've ever seen! Leokane was very helpful when we had questions or needed recommendations, but also gave us our privacy. We only wish we could have stayed longer! We highly recommend this house for those who want something other than the resort experience and want to truly experience the best of Maui.
My mother and I stayed in the Hale Manu for a girls getaway and birthday weekend. Our first trip to Maui and after doing the road to Hana, staying here 2 nights was the perfect idea! Our only wish it was for longer! So private, peaceful, clean and comfortable. Never slept so well and a far better experience and more authentic than staying at an expensive resort. The home has everything you need and more! Hope to return to this quaint and cozy paradise!
My boyfriend and I rented the Hale Manu house for 3 nights and we were sad to leave! We easily could have stayed 5 nights, and are already planning that for the next time we got to Maui. The house was immaculate, well decorated and so very comfortable. The house was stocked with plenty of towels, great linens and fresh fruit from the property surrounding the trees. We enjoyed our gecko friends that came out to visit once we turned on the porch lights. The location was a short drive from the town of Hana, and we preferred the seclusion of the house. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Hale Manu put the shame the next condo we rented in Kihei.
Hana is what most people think Hawaii is going to look like. This is not the resort side of the island. Hana is for people who are looking for a true Hawaiian experience, with natural beauty, lush tropical foliage, beautiful beaches and incredible hiking. It's a great place to explore or just sit around and soak up the beauty of paradise while drinking a Mai Tai...Our property is located 3.6 miles south of Hana town in the Hamoa/Maka'alae district and is walking distance to world famous Hamoa Beach and the Venus Pool (Waioka Pond). Our property faces the pristine Hana Ranch coastal pasture and coastline- great for hiking and exploring!
Hale Manu sleeps 1-4 guests. The nightly rate varies depending on high or low season and the number of guests. Here is a breakdown of our rates for Hale Manu:
HIGH SEASON December 18 thru April 18
High Season (1-2 guests) 3 nights or more $325 plus tax per night
High Season (1-2 guests) 1-2 nights $345 plus tax per night
High Season (1-2 guests) weekly $300 plus tax per night
LOW SEASON April 19 thru December 17
Low Season (1-2 guests) 3 nights or more $300 plus tax per night
Low Season (1-2 guests) 1-2 nights $325 plus tax per night
Low Season (1-2 guests) weekly $285 plus tax per night
HIGH SEASON December 18 thru April 18
High Season (3-4 guests) 3 nights or more $365 plus tax per night
High Season (3-4 guests) 1-2 nights $385 plus tax per night
High Season (3-4 guests) weekly $345 plus tax per night
LOW SEASON April 19 thru December 17
Low Season (3-4 guests) 3 nights or more $345 plus tax per night
Low Season (3-4 guests) 1-2 nights $365 plus tax per night
Low Season (3-4 guests) weekly $325 plus tax per night
If you have any questions regarding our rate, please email us and we can assist you! Mahalo!
We prefer payment by personal or cashier's check (US Dollars only) If may also pay by credit card via our Paypal Payment Center (you do not need to have a Paypal account – we will send you payment link) We collect 50% deposit up front with rental agreement. Balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. We have a 45 day cancellation policy.