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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:
May 20, 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 -
(59 traveler reviews)

Paradise: Ocean View Cottage Solar Power Tropical Flower Farm
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 60 reviews
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So hard to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about our wondrous two days in this oasis. Peaceful and invigorating in the same breath -- it sometimes felt like we had the island to ourselves. From the view to the fresh eggs and veggies to the oh-so-comfy bed, this rental is perfection. And Terry is so special. We are still on Maui but wishing we could return to Entabeni Cottage.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoy Hana

  • 5 of 5

This is the only way to really enjoy Hana. You are spending the night in a jungle, but with all the luxury accommodations of home. We only wish we had stayed longer.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Self-catering paradise

  • 5 of 5

Gracious hosts, endless view, beautiful grounds, a complete home-away-from-home. We enjoyed self-catering our meals with fresh goods picked up along the Hana Highway. Being this close to Hana gave us an early morning jump on the Pipiwai trail - we got on the trail before most other hikers and tour groups. Would stay again, but longer next time.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were settled and already preparing their evening meal before I realized they had arrived. It makes one feel so pleased to see guests treating the cottage as their own comfortable space. We welcome your return! Michael & Terry
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Green paradise with lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

I only wish we could have stayed longer. A beautiful cottage in an amazing setting.

Lovely hosts, fresh eggs and my favorite the outdoor Shower.

Thank your for this charming cottage!!!

Best regards Corinna & Ralf from Munich

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha from Maui, We love making dreams come true. Thanks for finding us on VRBO from so far away. Mahalo, Terry & Michael
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This Cottage in Hana was Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled most of the day on The Road to Hana and it was nice to be able to take our time and make many unhurried stops along the way. We stayed one night in this cottage and it was perfect! We cooked out, enjoyed the outside shower and soft bed! It was the perfect place to see the sunrise too! Nice and quiet and made for a great trip! Thank you for a great place and the property was beautiful!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the cottage worked out for you. Most folks find one night is not enough, once they see the cottage and experience the sounds and beauty our views have to offer. We hope to see you back on your next trip to Maui. Happy 40th wedding anniversary! Michael and Terry
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Like you think Hawaii would be!

  • 5 of 5

Such beauty!!! We were floored by the garden and ocean views! Truly, until you see it for yourself, you cant fully comprehend how majestic it is. The cottage is decorated so lovely and the furniture is comfy. We loved the high back chairs; perfect for getting cozy & having some wine. I found the grounds & cottage so beautiful it really moved me. I can't say enough wonderful things about our stay. The only slight bummer was the mosquitoes which are likely everywhere in Hana since it's so lush! We just opened up all the screened windows and enjoyed the panoramic views from the comfy chairs inside.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were so enthusiastic before you even arrived. I'm so glad we surpassed your expectations. Thank you for coming and we hope to see the two of you again one day. With aloha, 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

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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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