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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 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 Hāna

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.


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


Hāna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.


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Paradise: Ocean View Cottage Solar Power Tropical Flower Farm
average rating of 4.931818 based on 88 reviews
Scottsdale, Az

Serene and charming

  • 5 of 5

What a special place! We spent 3 restful nights at the cottage. Sunrise was like a painting it looked so beautiful. Our hosts were so generous, sharing their delicious fresh eggs and produce. We loved visiting with the resident animals too. Staying at the cottage allowed us time to explore the Hana coast at our pace, with no crowds as we were among the first to arrive at our chosen sites. We were also able to leave early which made the drive back to West Maui much less stressful. Highly recommend spending at least 2 nights at this magical place!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic and relaxing retreat on Hana highway

  • 5 of 5

This little slice of heaven was just what we needed after a busy summer season in our business. Fresh veggies and herbs from the sweetest host/hostess ever made the omelette we made with the fresh eggs even more special. Like the torrential rains wash away the dust to reveal brighter more vivid colors of the garden, Entebani Cottage bathed us in beauty so overwhelming that we left feeling completely refreshed and relaxed. Mahalo

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael and I are so pleased we have provided an environment that is renewing to the body and mind. The two of you got it and we are all winners for it. We hope to see you back one day when you find yourself heading to Maui. Mahalo for your kind words, Terry & Michael
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Summit, New Jersey

Hidden gem / heaven on esrth

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at entabeni garden cottage...truly a hidden gem / heaven on earth. The view from the cottage is amazing !and very cozy

Great location,...... to Hana town, Bay Area and national park. Mahalo to Terry for your kind hospitality.....will return for 2nd time stay when we visit again.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning beauty all around. The cottage itself is lovely and the view unbelievable.

  • 5 of 5

Our hostess was kind we enjoyed sharing stories about our sons who share the same name (and personalities it seems). Terry shared produce from her greenhouse and fresh eggs. We made a fantastic breakfast. The cottage is several miles before Hana which worked out great. We were able to go out to Oheo Gulch for a hike. Come back through Hana for lunch (highly recommend Thai Food by Pranee, also called Siri’s I think) and then not have so far to go back to “civilization”. We will definitely be going back. Stayed two nights. Three would have been better.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You two make me smile. Glad you have friends not far from the cottage and we will look forward to progress updates with our sons. Great to have the two of you at Entabeni and we look forward to your return. Terry
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Beaver Falls


  • 5 of 5

Two or more nights are a must. Everything was absolute perfection.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nahiku Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in Kihei, my sis and I decided on an impromptu trip along the Road To Hana, however we knew doing it all in one day was out of the question for us. Our original destination had been to stay somewhere in Hana. However, there were few places available that allowed for a 1 night stay, so this cottage stood out. We booked it within 2 days of our stay.

We knew nothing about the Nahiku location but we sure do now! This area of the coast line is unlike anything you've ever seen. It IS tropical forest and will be the first area I return to. It's close enough to Hana to get all the extras (aka black sand beach... AMAZING) yet you get to go home to reside in a jungle.

This cottage most certainly enhanced our Road To Hana adventure. The botanical garden setting was total icing on the cake. Our parked car looked buried with plants, flowers and trees.

The cottage was so quaint and perfect. The wall of windows facing the ocean allowed me to view the beautiful pastel hued sunrise without lifting my head off the pillow!

The cottage is at an elevation that feels cooler at night, which was so welcoming.

It is very dark and quiet at night... beautiful, however, no question... bring all the food you'll want and get settled before dark. There are nearby places to grab a coffee or snack, but Hana is 15 minutes out, which is still a lot of effort for groceries through those hair pin curves.

The bed was incredibly comfy, topped with ultra extra padding. I miss it! The pillows were down filled clouds. And being two twins side by side, it was luxuriously huge. A good bed makes all the difference!

The cottage was well equipped with everything you'd need for a short stay, sans your food and drink. We were treated to farm fresh eggs and a few veggies from the garden for our breakfast. So good! The Webber grill cooked our steaks to perfection. The water is great for drinking.

The property has visiting cats, and a sweet family of some kind of chickens you will adore!

For entertainment, there are plenty of CD movies to watch or bring a good book. Or just sit out on the lanai and take your private tropical forest view all in over a glass of ? The nature sounds by day or night are so tranquil.

This stay is not like your average condo. This is a true blue Hawaiian jungle cottage you have all to yourself. Congrats... you've chosen well. And you'll be wishing you had stayed longer.

Donna and Wendy, from BC, Canada

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! You covered it all. Thank you for taking the time to notice everything that we're trying to share with folks visiting East Maui. So glad you got it! Those odd looking fowl are guinea fowl, birds that we knew when we lived in South Africa many years ago. When we found chicks on Craig's List, right here in Maui, we couldn't resist. Mahalo for finding us and sharing with others, Michael & Terry
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.