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Paradise: Ocean View Cottage Solar Power Tropical Flower Farm

Bedrooms Studio
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Entabeni Cottage sits above the Road to Hana overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii.

Entabeni Cottage is a fully-equipped, 830 square foot home, powered by the sun and beautifully situated on a gorgeous 6.25 acre tropical flower farm.

Enjoy ocean views from your bed, kitchen, lanai (covered deck), & private yard. The Kristiansen Family offers guests fresh eggs and vegetables from the garden when ready for harvest.

Keywords: Cottage

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About The Owner

• Michael Kristiansen, born in South Africa, has a degree in Landscape Architecture, Park Administration, Ornamental Horticulture, and is a Certified Arborist.

Michael is a consultant in landscape management and horticulture, runs workshops in tropical horticulture, pruning, mulching, composting, docent training, and staff training. He is the past Director of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens and a long-time teacher at UCLA Extension in Landscape Architecture and Gardening and Horticulture.

• Terry Kristiansen, manager of Entabeni Cottage, has worked with Michael for the past 46 years of their marriage and shares his love of nature, the tropics, and their 6.25 acre flower farm on Maui.

We share our lives with our two sons and their families, plus three dogs, four cats, and a flock of chickens and free range guinea fowl. We grow flowers, fruit and vegetables. We offer fresh eggs and vegetables to our guests.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1992

Why The Owner chose Maui

If you are interested in tropical plants in a peaceful environment and enjoy the sounds of birds, Entabeni is the place for you. We are connected to nature and all that nature has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Delicious eggs, organic vegetables, spectacular views, tropic fruits when available, and an opportunity to commune with nature at your doorstep.


Hāna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Hot water outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • We have a shower indoors as well as a warm water shower outside
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King can be split into twins
  • King size beds (1) Our King bed can be separated into two twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our cottage has a walk-in closet. An Elliptical Trainer is located in a separate studio on the property.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Paradise: Ocean View Cottage Solar Power Tropical Flower Farm
average rating of 4.9 based on 50 reviews

A trip to the real Hawaii!!!

  • 5 of 5

So glad we took Terry's advice and extended our stay! 3 nights allowed us to visit the waterfalls, the beaches, and spend time on the Lani soaking in the incredible view. Hana is like being on a different island! Bryan & Kathie Ca.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having folks that can enjoy the sound of rain on the roof, our fresh eggs, and share their wine! Mahalo for coming, Terry
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Paradise it is!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Entabeni Cottage. The grounds are so beautiful, the cottage view spectacular, the cottage itself has everything one needs, and our hosts were wonderful. And we so appreciated the fresh eggs and salad greens. We hope to return one day to this little slice of paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so fortunate to have guests who appreciate what we are trying to provide. We hope to see you back on your next visit to Maui. Michael & Terry
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Lovely property and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Views of sunrise from the cottage were amazing! We had a quite and relaxing stay, enjoying the beautifully cared for gardens. Fresh eggs daily and occasional visits from the adorable guinea fowl. Terry went out of her way to set up a pack and play for our newborn. We'd love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, We love sharing and making the cottage the perfect place to stay. Your two month old we hope to see as she grows up so put a stop at Entabeni on your bucket list. Mahalo, Michael & Terry
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Bay Area, CA

Beautiful Cottage with Ocean View & Awesome Hosts = Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed here for one night while on vacation in Maui, and we wish we had stayed much longer, as this was our absolute favorite place during our whole trip! We loved everything -- from the tropical landscape to the beautiful view, unique decor, fantastic back porch, comfortable bed, wood burning stove, musical wind chimes, and the most welcoming hosts. The cottage was the perfect spot for rest and relaxation. It had everything we needed, and it was conveniently located along Hana Hwy (close to wonderful waterfalls, hikes, and beaches). We would love to come back, and we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You will be very welcomed at the cottage any time you come to Hana. We only hope all our guests share your values. Warm aloha, Michael and Terry
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Toronto, ON

Beautiful cottage in Hana! We absolutely loved our stay here.

  • 5 of 5

Terry was a fantastic host (along with her husband and the many animals who live on the property)! Our stay at the cottage was hands-down the highlight of our stay on Maui and we were so sad that we only booked one night there.

Terry provides all the basics and then some! Wood-burning fireplace, outdoor grill, robes, slippers, DVD library, kitchen appliances and cutlery, etc. The farm/gardens on the grounds are lovely as well. She was incredibly friendly and gave us great tips for exploring the area. One bonus is that she let us leave our bags at the cottage after checkout so that we could explore Hana a bit more before moving on without having to worry about leaving our bags in our car.

If we ever visit Maui again we'll certainly be making a stop here - and hopefully for a longer stay. :)

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderfully responsive to all that we try to provide for our guests. Michael and I try hard to meet everyone's needs and we seem to have been successful with the two of you. Thank you for choosing Entabeni Cottage for your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay at Entabini Cottage, and each time gets better. We strongly recommend staying at least two nights, and more if your schedule allows. It is so relaxing to sit on the covered porch, with the beautiful ocean view, and enjoy the sounds and sights of the lush tropical garden. A stroll through the grounds is rewarding in that names of plants are identified with small signs, and the friendly dogs and cats will accompany your walk. Fresh eggs and vine-ripened bananas are welcome treats. The cottage is truly decorated and outfitted with the traveler's comfort in mind. Entabini Cottage and owners Terry and Michael, really offer true Aloha spirit and comfort.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Hana Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Hana Ranch Restaurant & Hotel Travaasa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nahiku Marketplace
Nearest Beach
6.25 Miles
Black Sands at Waianapanapa State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Hāna Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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