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Spectacular Ocean View - Private Ranch Cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Panoramic ocean view, studio cottage, 1 queen bed, full kitchen, BBQ, 1 bath

The 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. You can watch the whales play and hear them sing at night. The cows lazily graze through the pasture below with the Big Island of Hawaii off in the distance. Sunrises and sunsets offer stunning colors across the sky. You can also appreciate the views from the comfort of your bed. We have stocked the cottage with all of the amenities you will need to make you feel right at home.

For the more adventurous, there are hikes, beaches, and waterfalls nearby. Haleakala National Park (7 Sacred Pools) is located 4 miles south of the cottage and Hamoa Beach is 3.5 miles north. A small fresh water pond is only 1/4 mile down the road.

Permit Number: 2013/0001

Transient Accommodation: TA-104-884-2240

More Details

Property Manager
Michelle Horen
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 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

Many of our guests return annually. They all say the photos don't do the place justice. Everyone declares 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. The serene views and private nature of the cottage offer a sanctuary of kinds for guests.

What makes this studio unique

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.

Amenities

Hāna Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Big shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Room for two good friends
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Many of our guests return annually. They all say the photos on the web don't do the place justice. Everyone declares 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spectacular Ocean View - Private Ranch Cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
Tahoe Vista, California
5

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
Owner's Response: Wow! From Tahoe! Ackermans, thank you for your glowing review. It means a lot to Wendy, Michelle, Mogs and me. We hope you can return someday. We'll be here. Aloha, Chuck Gray
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5

Worth going to Maui just for this rental

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time here. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. The rental was breathtaking! Especially the patio. We are early risers on vacation and generally don’t spend much time at rentals- here it was different. Although we woke each morning to watch the sunrise, we lingered at the koali ranch until noon some days, reading, whale watching, doing yoga on the deck, and just enjoying to calming sounds of birds/waves. Can’t wait to return :)

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful ocean view

  • 4 of 5

Nice and secluded. We spent our time on the deck overlooking the ocean. Nice larger size shower. Nice ocean breeze. If you are looking for a relaxing outdoor space - this is for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review! Thank you. We are glad you like the shower; that is a feature of Lois Gray and Val Ossipoff, architect. Please come again. Aloha, Chuck Gray
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5

Hana Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This place is great for two people, or a couple with a baby. Great views of the ocean. Nicely furnished and equipped. Not much road noise at night. We would definitely stay here again. And, you do not have to make the long drive back to the hotels in Lahaina.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the glowing review! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us as this is our goal. Unfortunately, our permit only allows for 2 people in the cottage so bringing a baby along would not be possible. We hope to see you again one day. Take care and aloha!
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Niagara on the Lake, ON
4

Great little place

  • 4 of 5

Loved this quaint cottage. Unfortunately we had rain the whole time we were there. If not for that it would have been perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed the cottage, thank you for the review. I’m sorry for the lack of sunshine, that storm was pretty intense! Hopefully you can come back and soak up some sun down at Hamoa Beach. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us.
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4

Could use light.maintenance.screen and Lanai door stuck and couldn't lock.

  • 4 of 5

Restful, cozy, nice big shower. enjoyed the cows and bull. Quite adequate for our needs

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments and bringing attention to the screens. We will fix the problem as soon as possible. Aloha
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Map

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
Pukalani
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hana Ranch Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hamoa
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).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

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.