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Paradise: Ocean View Cottage Solar Power Tropical Flower Farm

Bedrooms Studio
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:
February 27, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Paradise: Ocean View Cottage Solar Power Tropical Flower Farm
average rating of 4.8913045 based on 46 reviews
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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Real gem in paradise forest

  • 5 of 5

We normally do no write these reviews due to rarity of inspiring places and our own laziness. Terry and Michael's place beats both of these easily. We are truly struggling for words to describe our one of a kind experience in Entabeni Cottage. In our 11 Hawaii days we stayed in 2 great beach places, hotel (Oahu) and condo (Maui), but in my mind, this place easily beats both them.

Everything stands out in this unique place. List is exceptionally long, from thoughtfully crafted details at every interior step to true paradise like surrounding, and not to even mention fresh eggs from cute chickens running around, inspiring music from nature, crackling wood in stove that we kept staring at and so on. And most of all – Terry and Michael's great, warm and discrete hospitality.

We were initially really looking for place to crush after our day trip to Hana (not to rush back to Kaanapali) and stumbled upon real gem in paradise forest. We would definitely like to come back to this place and would gladly recommend it to anyone. Congratulations on great place and life Terry and Michael, please keep it just like this!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Toronto Guests, It was a real pleasure to have both of you at the cottage. One night is not enough but you seemed to take in almost everything we hope to share with guests. Michael enjoyed your conversation while walking around the garden. It's such a treat for us to converse with folks from other lands. Living in Hana and on the farm is a sheltered environment that allows us to stay out of the fast lane. Glad you pulled off the highway for a taste of the slower pace. A hui ho, Michael & Terry
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Port Townsend, WA

a hideaway in paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you're going to take the road to Hana, it's worth it to spend a night. We vote for more than one, just so you can slow down into the quieter life there. Terry and Michael's cottage is the perfect spot -- a roomy and well-appointed studio, set in a tropical Garden of Eden, looking out to the ocean. There's everything you could want, from a king-size bed to a roomy kitchen packed with gadgets that will inspire you to cook (with fresh eggs from the chickens!). Comfortable chairs inside for the evening and a covered porch for morning coffee. An outdoor and an indoor shower with endless hot water. Great food trucks 3 miles away, Coconut Glenn's ice cream even closer than that. We used the cottage as a home-base, taking advantage of Terry and Michael's wonderful adventure suggestions -- but on the third day we just let the spell of the place take over and we spent a whole day just being there, reading and painting and taking pictures of the amazing flowers in the garden. Terry and Michael are the perfect hosts -- knowledgeable and welcoming. They have fine-tuned their cottage over the years until it has just about anything you could think you'd need, without it ever feeling crowded. What a find. (p.s. if the reliability of solar power concerns you at all, don't worry. There are back up generators if the days get cloudy. Otherwise, you've got lovely, environmentally-friendly power.)

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat little place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. We had horrible rains and still found the place beautiful. Lots of little touches making it special. Loved the fresh eggs everyday. Very friendly cats and dogs. The owners were great and gave us a wonderful your. Our son loved learning about their solar system.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When folks are as enthusiastic as these three were, it makes it a real pleasure to give tours of the property and our lifestyle living off the grid. Mahalo for coming to Entabeni. Michael & Terry
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Las Vegas

Beautiful house in a tropical botanical garden!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay on the Hana side of the island. Beautiful private grounds with a view of the ocean. I loved the antiques mixed in with the comfortable furniture. European feel to the home. Enjoyed the wood burning stove as well. Friendly dogs and cats if you need a fix because yours are at home. Loved the fresh eggs. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guest make our jobs that much more worth while. Michael & Terry
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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

Rental Basis:
per property
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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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Hāna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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.

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