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View Miles of Hana Coastline from our Secluded Ranch Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Expansive ocean view, studio cottage, 1 queen bed, full kitchen, BBQ, 1 Bath

The billion dollar view of the ocean and coastal pasture makes guests exclaim "wow" as they enter the dutch doors of this cozy cottage.

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.

With the 180 degree ocean view you can watch the whales play and hear them sing at night. The calves lazily graze through the pasture below with the Big Island of Hawaii off in the distance.

For the more adventurous, there are hikes, beaches, and waterfalls all along the Hana Highway. A small fresh water pond is only 1/4 mile down the road.

Permit Number: 2013/0001

Transient Accommodation: TA-104-884-2240

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Hāna Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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.


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View Miles of Hana Coastline from our Secluded Ranch Cottage
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
Tahoe Vista, California

As Close to Heaven on Earth as You Will Ever Get

  • 5 of 5

This, hands down, has been the best 3 day visit we have ever had anywhere in our 48 years of travel plus my 5 years of being stationed around the world in the Air Force. The views are beyond description, while the roaming cattle on the hillside by the cottage brought us many hours of viewing pleasure. We especially enjoyed seeing the egrets land on the backs of the cattle. The cottage itself was perfectly comfortable and a most efficient use of space. It was hard to work in the full kitchen without being constantly interrupted by the exquisite views of the ocean and the

Hana coastline. Enjoyed walking the Hana road to view the nearby waterfalls. As Jack Nicholson said, “This is as good as it gets”......

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rural serenity....Pacific Magnificence!!

  • 5 of 5

We're sitting on the Lanai on our last morning at the cottage enjoying the sun and the sounds of our surroundings while being visually spoiled with an incredible 180 degree panorama of Maui's south shore and the Pacific Ocean. Birds singing, waves crashing and the sound of our friendly neighbours of the past two days ....a herd of cows ....grazing on the grasses in front of the porch are the perfect way to start the day exploring all that the Hana area has to offer.

The Cottage is bright and cheery and equipped with most everything one needs for a stay ranging from one to ? many nights. Oh and the nights??...the stars are bright , massive and endless!

On our next return trip to Hawaii and Maui, Koali Ranch Cottage will be a must do above all else!

Mahalo...Rob & Susan

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rob n Susan, Thank you so much for your review. It means a lot to me and the staff especially MOGS who cleans the place. The wonderful people at VRBO/HomeAway refuse to give us your address so could you be kind enough to give it to us? We like to keep track of from whence people come. We do hope you come back; we'll be here. Aloha, Chuck Gray
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Staying at your little cottage overlooking the sea was the highlight of our stay on Maui

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Hana. Your cottage was small, compact, well-stocked, and tastefully decorated in old Hawaiian style decor. Located on the other side of Hana, it was quiet and serene. The most outstanding feature was the back porch where we sat for hours reading our books and enjoying the ambience...dolphins frolicking in the ocean below, dragonflies, butterflies, bees, birds, and of course...the friendly cows in the pasture below the porch. It is a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily heal, restore, write, and contemplate.

It is also halfway between the two wonderful parks with wonderful hiking and photography opportunities. The black sand beach, the red sand beach, numerous waterfalls and natural swimming pools (not accessible due to heavy rains the week prior to our stay), and wonderful food (Huli chicken, Thai, Travaasa breakfast, etc). We stayed 3 nights, and wished we'd stayed longer...there is a lot to do and see. It was such a marvelous contrast to the glitzy high-end hotel/villas that are on the west/south side of Maui where we spent our other 2 1/2 weeks. We are hoping to return next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a beautiful review. We enjoy keeping the cottage maintained and comments like yours are so rewarding to me, our manager Michelle and her staff. Please do come back. We'll be here. Aloha, Chuck Gray
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a fine place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write such a positive review, as I fear that I will not find it available the next time we try to book it. We greatly appreciate the care and attention that go into making this one of the loveliest spaces we've ever stayed in, and, as stated above, we hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, it means so much that you had a good time and tell us. It means a lot to me and our staff. Aloha, Chuck
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Perfect and. Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Couldnt have asked for anything more perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It means a lot to me and our staff. They work hard to please you. Chuck Gray
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Nice cottage with great view

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this small cottage very much. The landscape is very scenic and the cottage has everything one will need. We reported a clogged kitchen sink to the caretaker on our first day, but it wasn't repaired despite a reminder.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that you had to put up with the lousy drainage. We are glad that you had a chance to enjoy the view and many other delights of Hana. We are taking steps so that future guests may avoid the cloogged sink. We are making do with draino now, but plumbers are hard to find in Hana. We have one scheduled two weeks from now. Thank you for your comments. Aloha, Chuck Gray
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Property Manager

Michelle Horen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Michelle Horen

We do accept one and two night stays less than 30 days prior to arrival. Please inquire for rates and availability.

Michelle Horen purchased this studio in 1956

Why Michelle Horen chose Hāna

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.


Maui Coffee Roasters
"Funky restaurant with excellent espresso and eggs benedict. You can buy Maui grown coffee."
Dunes at Maui Lani
"A pleasant place for lunch, but it is a little out of the way to Hana."
Stillwell's Bakery & Cafe
"Great sandwiches and pastries. My favorite, BLT on sliced whole wheat bread. Be ready to s..."
Tamura Fine Wine & Liquor
"Exotic beers and lotsa booze. Also a good poke (fish cut into cubes) bar."
UHMC Culinary Arts Program
"Excellent dining. But make reservations well in advance."
Ruby's Diner -- CLOSED
"Looking for a good American burger? This is the place. But out of the way to Hana. Also t..."
Bistro Casanova
"Excellent pupu and good drinks. Out ot the way to Hana"
Karl n Linda's Fish Tacos
"Karl catches the fish and Linda prepares the fish. Try the pork taco. Excellent"
The Surfing Burro
"Travis and Andrew make a burrito that rivals some of California's best. Be sure to ask if t..."
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We will accept bookings for 2 or 1 night if there is a opening in the calendar. Please inquire for more information and pricing.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.