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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.
• 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 42 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 one dog, four cats, and a flock of chickens and guinea fowl. We grow flowers, fruit and vegetables. We offer fresh eggs and vegetables to our guests.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1992
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.
Delicious eggs, organic vegetables, spectacular views, tropic fruits when available, and an opportunity to commune with nature at your doorstep.
I only wish we could have stayed longer. A beautiful cottage in an amazing setting.
The cottage was an incredibly relaxing change from West Maui. The cottage is nicely stocked and comfortable. We were a little worried about the lack of air conditioning, but I can tell you it wasn't an issue at all. It was 90 degrees in some parts of Maui, but not at the cottage in Hana. The screens front and back provided a perfect temperature inside. One of my favorite things was to sit on the back porch with my coffee or mai tai and watch the rain on the ocean. So peaceful.
The property is a botanical wonderland, and Terry took us on a very informative and interesting tour of the grounds. The guinea hens are amusing, and the fresh eggs everyday were delicious.
I'd recommend more than one night here. The whole Hana side of the island was worth the 4 days we spent here. As the sign in the Hasegawa General Store says, "Far from Waikiki".
Very relaxing, large property with garden to explore. Comfortable bed, overall very happy
This property was accurately described and very clean. Our hostess and host were very helpful in giving advice and insight. Not only is this property lovely, but our hostess did extra sweet touches (fresh flower arrangements & dinner table set and ready).
So glad we splurged and stayed overnight on this side of the island. Gave us so much more time to explore and rest. Stay at least one night. Travel tip, we looped from the south and then traveled the Hana Hwy back. Loved having the roads to ourselves. Moalo!
We loved every minute of our stay at Entabeni. The online photos perfectly portray it-- it was cozy and charming and immaculate. It's an undeniably special place and was the perfect spot for us to start our Maui vacation. We loved staying in Hana for the first part of our trip as it's difficult not to relax here and get into the aloha spirit. It's just a very short drive to the town of Hana-- on the way there is the incredibly delicious organic coconut milk ice cream spot- Coconut Glen's... and the amazing black sand beach. Hana itself is so quaint- we loved exploring and stopped into a few shops- the General Store and the Art Gallery were our favorites. We had some delicious Thai Food at one of several food trailers.... we also loved Hamoa Beach. We did have a good deal of rain-- it authenticated our rain forest experience though and I thoroughly enjoyed my walk through the incredible gardens and grounds in the rain. It is how I imagine the Garden of Eden may have been... or what Heaven will be like. Yes, it was that amazing. The vegetables and eggs were a nice touch and so delicious. Terry.... well she was amazing. Michael was traveling on business so we didn't get to meet him. She is kind and considerate and I really didn't want to leave. I want to be clear that she was only around if you wanted her to be- the cottage is quite private. On the day we were leaving, we had the chance to really visit and get to know her better- and honestly we were sad to leave. We had more in common than I ever dreamed.... :) We hope to go back someday-- soon! Mahalo!
We loved this place! It's like staying in your very own private "Garden of Eden". Definitely a hidden gem along the Hana Highway. The studio style cottage is so cozy with a full kitchen and everything we needed for preparing our own meals. The property itself is so beautiful & interesting, with the lush jungle surroundings, a view of the ocean from the cottage, and so many magnificent flowers & plants. We stayed here for 3 nights and it was such a bonus to be able to go out and take in some of the amazing sights and waterfalls along the Hana Highway earlier or later in the day when it wasn't nearly as busy. Would highly recommend trying to fit in at least a couple of nights in this area when planning a vacation on the island. Thanks Michael & Terry for sharing your incredible home with us (and your fresh eggs) and for all your helpful suggestions. We will certainly be recommending Entabeni Cottage to anyone we know that is heading to Maui.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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