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View Miles of Hana Open Coastline in Across a 70 Acre Preserve

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The billion dollar view of the pastures and shore makes visitors exclaim 'Wow' as they enter the dutch doors of this cozy cottage. On most days you can look across the ocean to the big island of Hawaii. You look across 70 acres of open pasture (with cattle and horses). Half of the people who view our website end up booking or wish they had.

In the winter you can see snow cover on the top of the 13,000 foot Mauna Kea on the Big Island. Calves frolic under the not so watchful care of mommas grazing on the grass. If you are here in the winter, you can often see and hear whales. The first you hear is a thunk, like a car door closing. But you wonder why is there a car out in the pature. Then you look out to the sea and see a big splash. Now you know where to look for further breaches or tail slaps.

This is a place to relax. The tensions ease as you drive leisurely through Hana Town, then as you spot the chaise on the cottage lanai, Hana Paralysis set in.

For the more adventurous, there are hikes, beaches, cliffs, surfing and more. If all your hiking, swimming and snorkeling tighten you, a rejuvenating massage is only minutes away by phone.

Some guests walk a tenth of a mile to a cool mountain pool fed by a burbling waterfall. More rigorous swimming may be found at the National Park where there are many pools more than 30 feet deep and jumping cliffs more from 1 to 100 feet high. Other beach swimming spots include Hamoa Beach, Waiaoka Pond, Koki Beach and the beach on Hana Bay

People have good words about Koali Ranch Cottage:

We thought this would be our last time to Hana, but after staying in the Koali Ranch Cottage, we will be back. We loved the view, the peacefulness, the cleanliness and even the crazy noisy bulls & cows! It was a great experience. 2/24/9 2004 we said “wow!” When we opened the door this trip we said, “its great to be back” … 6/5/7

This being our 5th or 6th trip to this house…But merely walk through the front door, passionately kiss my wife and allow it to blow through me, as and like the breeze rolling up up the pasure to my heart. I am here...Koali is in us and will never leave. 9/14/7

…this little slice of paradise…What a great location for exploring this side of the island! 5/18/7

…Looking forward to coming back when I need to recharge my batteries. 5/12/7

11/12/7 This place is all that and a bag of chips…appreciation to the owners for providing such an amazing space and to God for creating Heaven on Earth. This is 4th time to Hana, 1st time here. Usually I can’t wait to get out door in the morning to explore. Not here. Everything I need is just outside, a place to relax and rejuvenate!… 11/12/7

'...We were both astonished by the great view from the lanai - we knew there was an ocean, but this! My husband walked out on the porch, repeating, 'Magnificent!' 11/4/2006

'Walking thru the door of this cottage, I feel I'd entered a dream house...' 9/1/2004

6/13/7 …Never realized how peaceful and fun it would be to watch the cows. We will definitely recommend this place and hope to be back again… 6/13/7

A lot of testimonials. Ever since the owner's parents built the cottage in 1956, people from all over the world have been making nice comments. To be sure, there have been some adverse comments, but they come from people who might do better over in the glitzy other side of Maui, Waikiki, or even Las Vegas.

Note: Pay no attention to the dates listed for special rates. Its the only way we can show you the 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day rates.

Keywords: Cottage/Studio

More Details

Property Manager
Michelle Horen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

Why Michelle Horen chose Maui

Koali Ranch Cottage started out as a vacant lot set aside for a school house. In 1955, the Territory of Hawaii decided that it did not need a school there and auctioned it. My parents were successful bidders. The Territory insisted that the house be erected within a year. The cottage was designed by local architect John Tatum working with island famous Val Ossipoff.

What makes this studio unique

Stressed out people come here to unwind. If you don't want to unwind, you probably should stay on the glitsy side of Maui, Kaanapali, Wailea, Kihei. In fact, people who live on that side come to Koali Ranch Cottage just to calm down.


Hāna Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Big shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Room for two good friends
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Many of all who visit our web, make reservations. They all say the photos on the web don't do the place justice. Everyone declare the view spectacular. There are 70 acres of government preserve between the cottage and the shore. Even so, when the whales are here (Dec/Apr), you can hear them splash and see them jump. Cattle and a few horses abound in the preserve you can watch their calves frolic. A thoroughly restful place.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

View Miles of Hana Open Coastline in Across a 70 Acre Preserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
British Columbia

View of the Ocean - and the whales!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect couple retreat. The lanai was great for all our meals overlooking the monkey-pod tree and the ocean. Cows were not noisy. Location was perfect being halfway between Seven sacred Pools and Hamoa Beach. Place was clean and only saw one gecko in the cottage! The place borders on the rustic with one problem....Not staying long enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon! Aloha, Michelle
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Heavenly Hana

  • 5 of 5

I lived here 45 years ago, some of it in a house just across the road from here (now gone). It has been wonderful to again have my morning coffee on the lanai with the golden sunlight on the green vegetation and Mauna Kea rising through the clouds across the channel! Driving the Hana roads has even been fun again, a reminder in this self-centered age to have respect for the rights of others. SO many people have been SO nice to us during our stay here!

Koali Ranch Cottage has been just perfect for us! Didn't even turn the stove on! Ate in town, brought a plate of BBQ home from Braddah's last night and have greatly enjoyed fresh papayas, pineapple and avocados from self-service fruit stands along the road to Kipahulu.

We head back to Kihei today, going through Kaupo and Nu'u, but we've taken lots of pictures and we leave with wonderful memories of our ninth anniversary honeymoon stay at Koali Ranch Cottage!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, It is nice to hear about old Hana town and I think your perspective of the drive to Hana is great! Thank you for sharing. Hope to see you again soon. Aloha, Michelle Chuck here. I enjoyed meeting you this morning and learn that your visit has been enjoyable. Come back! C
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Paradise has Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this remarkable cottage for 4 days after being in Wailea for a week. We'd read in a guidebook about staying in Hana to have enough time to explore the east side of the island. We're so glad that we did! The Koali Ranchh Cottage was a great base to explore Hana. We loved the views, breath-taking doesn't even begin to describe them. We got to see the Big Island two mornings from the deck.

The cottage was great for my husband and I, we were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary. Romantic get-away and a wonderful place to just "be". It is a small cottage, but it has almost everything you need (a washer/dryer would make the place even better). The kitchen is well-stock. Towels for the beach and for the shower are provided. We appreciated all of the little touches - fruit basket, postcards, explanation of the artwork, books, and games.

We'd definitely stay here again on a return trip to Maui.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer K for such a wonderful review.. We try hard to please and it's gratifying to hear feedback.
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Harbor City, CA

Quiet and rustic with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We loved that this cottage was out of the way! So it was another 5 miles outside of Hana - no big deal! You can hear the waves pounding the shore even though we were set back a little ways. You are up close and personal with grazing cows but are warm and cozy in this cottage when the winter storms hit. But when the rain clears you can see the Big Island and the star gazing cannot be beat from the lanai. If you are missing anything Hasegawa's may have it but you won't need for much out here. I won't go into what they provide as you will be able to see that in the listing. I will tell you what they don't have: no traffic, no noise, no frantic feelings of having to get or be someplace, no guilt at staying in for the day. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and all it has to offer. Hope to see you again soon. Aloha
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Koali Ranch Cottage was exceptional! The studio is super cute! Big enough for me and my husband but small enough to be quaint. The lanai was wonderful and had a beautiful panoramic view of the farm and ocean. It was gorgeous! We were greeted by cows that were very quiet and surprisingly there was no smell! It's super quiet and peaceful. There is no ac so be prepared for it to be a little warm if the wind dies down. We went and bought a stand alone fan and that helped along with the ceiling fan. There is a tv but we never turned it on. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the cottage. We were greeted with a fresh baked banana bread and a couple other fruits which was a very nice touch from the hosts. The kitchen was well stocked! We loved it and would stay again! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Princess Leila for the wonderful review on Koali Ranch Cottage. It so rewarding for us to have our efforts rewarded with a review. We hope that you can come back some time soon. We enjoy serving you. Chuck Gray and Michelle Horen
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San Francisco, California

Paradise on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 5 night stay at the Koali Ranch Cottage enjoying the peace and beauty of the Hana coast from the comfortable bed and lanai overlooking the Pacific. What a spectacular view! When it was clear we could see the Big Island! And late one night we even saw the Southern Cross constellation! Although we wanted to see everything we could in the area, it felt so good to be at the cottage that we spent one entire day there without leaving. Everything we needed was there, from the coffee maker and filters to the delicious freshly baked banana bread and papaya left for us by our hosts. What a romantic spot! And the cottage is in a great central location to explore everything the area has to offer. We truly did not want to leave, and vowed to return again, next time extending our stay even longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carl, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. This is exactly how we feel about Hana and all that Koali Ranch Cottage has to offer. I am happy that you see it the same way. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again one day! Aloha, Michelle
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Nearest Barpub
5.5 Miles
Hana Hotel
Nearest Golf
55 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hana Ranch Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

Gliding, swim in mountain pools just a 5 minute walk away. 20 minutes away from the Haleakala National Park named for tourists as the Seven Sacred Pools. Most people nap on the lanai and wake up in time to spot the shining telescope dome

atop Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. Then they enjoy the swirling colors as the sun sets. You don't see the sun go into the ocean, but if it rains you can often see rainbows over the ocean).


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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