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Living Local! Escape to Affordable Sunny Maui Private Cottage! With warm aloha!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private cottage with full kitchen! Private covered parking at front door!

Important! We also have a studio available! Please visit Home Away listing 3545404 to view our studio.

Hale KanaKala offers privacy in a quiet & beautiful tropically landscaped setting of flowers & fruits (if in season). Just driving minutes away from Maui's finest beaches for all water activities & walking distance to shops & restaurants. If you're looking for golf, our south Kihei location is near Wailea's championship golf courses. This 500 sq ft cottage is equipped w/everything we could think of for your Maui vacation. It has a private entry & off-street parking, just 12 miles or 25 Min's from Kahului airport. It's an excellent location to daytime activities or nighttime entertainment venues. You'll receive gracious hospitality & personal service that makes the difference between visiting & vacationing on Maui. Please take time to discover the quaint town of Kihei, relax on the patio or in just minutes, be on one of Kihei’s sandy beaches. If you like shopping, dining or activities we’ll be happy to share with you some of our favorites. Welcome to our Hawaiian ohana (family)!

Sarah & Dan
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Sarah & Dan

Aloha! We are Kana(Dan) & Kala(Sarah). We are your island hosts at 'Hale KanaKala'. We are part of a 5 generation 'Ohana' or family on Maui.

Important! Please email or call us even if our calendar says we are booked. There may be a cancellation!

Sarah & Dan purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Sarah & Dan chose Kihei

What makes our vacation cottage 'hale' so special and unique? The KanaKala Pacific Ohana hale is located in the sunny bay side city of Kihei. Our rental lies at the base of the majestic Haleakala Volcano, the world's largest dormant volcano, and at the shores of beautiful white sandy beaches of the blue Pacific waters. Kihei is a fast growing small island community. It lays on the seashore of the largest bay (Ma'alaea). The Hawaiian islands are the furthest islands from any land mass in the world. Maui has been voted the best island in the world year after year! All this and being surrounded by 'Aloha' makes this place 'Maui...No ka 'oi' (Maui is the best)

What makes this cottage unique

We will share our knowledge and 'local insider secrets' about Maui with you! Ask us about where to eat, where to shop, and what is the best stuff to do!

There is Sunbathing - Golf - Tennis - Relaxing - Shopping - Sightseeing - Local grinds - Unwinding - Whale watching - Kayaking - Sailing - Boating - Parailing - Shelling - Sunset watching - Zip line - Swimming - Snorkeling/Diving - Surfing - Windsurfing - Biking - Wildlife - Hunting - Viewing - Hiking - Fishing - Fitness Center/Gym - Health/Beauty Spa - Basketball Court - Antiquing - Cinemas/Movie Theaters - Live Theater - Fine dining - Museums - Horseshoes - Miniature golf - Horseback Riding - Beach volleyball and much more!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We would like to say "Mahalo" for your hospitality during our stay at the cottage. This is our second return to the beautiful island of Maui. This beautiful and quaint cottage had everything and more than we could possibly need to assist in making our stay in Maui enjoyable. Information posted online is very accurate...We give it 5 out of 5 Stars Rating. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time, it was like an oasis...just exactly what we needed. We decided this time to stay within the local community, rather than a condo or hotel in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. The grounds were very well maintained and quiet, safe and secure, and the cottage was exceptionally clean! We have zero complaints.

Everything pertaining to outdoor activities, the beach, the shops, food stores/restaurants, etc....was just around the corner, or within a few minutes drive away. Our travels around the island were made easy due to the cottage's central location. We did various activities ranging from travelling the Road to Hana (Stopping for a fresh cold coconut or local fruit/food on the way), visited the Haleakala Summit and watched the beautiful sunset, visited the Aquarium and Historical Sites throughout, did a combination of eating out and cooking in the cottage, and even hopped over to Lanai for the day on the Maui-Lanai Ferry.

We look forward to future stays!! We will definitely recommend your place to our family and friends. Maui is such a beautiful island.
Jan 2017
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Kihei Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Cold Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sofa Bed
  • King sized comfortable pillow-top
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Important! Please email or call us even if our calendar says we are booked. There may be a cancellation!


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Living Local! Escape to Affordable Sunny Maui Private Cottage! With warm aloha!
average rating of 4.915888 based on 111 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Sarah and Dan were amazing hosts. They made us feel like family. Fantastic location. Clean and cozy. They have just about everything you need. Since we are moving there we will keep in touch with them. If we have guests coming and not enough room I would recommend to anyone to stay here. Thanks again Sarah and Dan!!! Mahalo 🤙

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely hosts, nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

Nice cottage, you can find everything you need. Kitchen utensils and fridge wasn't really clean. Updating would be nice, especially the kitchen and facility.

One evening it was very noisy because the neigbours had a Party in their garden, next to our bedroom.

Sarah and Dan are very friendly, helpfull and generous.

We enjoyed our stay! Mahalo

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, sorry about the noise, the neighbor on the side of your bedroom have loud voices and in the quiet of the night their voices carry. Thank goodness it isn't often. We sometimes have to shift different maid services and you can't always have the perfect one. We know updating would be nice, but then we would have to raise the rates, we like it simple and "Living Local"
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying in this residential neighborhood that really gave us a sense of what it is like to live in Maui. From here you can walk to stores, farm stands, excellent restaurants, and the beach. The location is also convenient for driving -- to the airport, up the coast to Lahaina & Kapalua, down the coast to Wailea. There was a beautiful golf course just a five-minute drive away. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. No need to bring beach equipment; they have everything there that you might need. You can pick fresh oranges right off the tree outside your door.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great. I appreciated having an air conditioner in the bedroom as well as a separate one in the living room. We used some of the fins that were available to guests alongside several other beach items. There were also many kitchen amenities as well as a cooler which came in handy for bringing food out for the day excursions. It was also pleasant to chat with Sarah, giving some tips and history of the area. We look forward to coming back, hopefully, soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Although we were very busy on the island with activities, the time spent in Sarah and Dan's ohana was beyond enjoyable. As a young married couple in our mid 20s, we found our experience very welcoming and friendly. They even offered to drive us to pick up our rental car on our first day. They had everything we needed already and quickly found out we over packed. They left us alone to enjoy our vacation but they also let us know that they were there if we needed anything. It really was like staying with family. My husband and I plan on returning soon and when we do, we know where We'll stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Great little cottage in a quiet peaceful neighborhood. Sarah and her hubby were wonderful hosts. They even went out of there way to share some unique events that were happening with us! We slept very well it was like a little cave in the bedroom couldn't hear a thing unless you opened windows. The blinds kept the intense light out and allowed us to rise as we chose! The property is located near some of the islands best eateries and beaches! We will be back! Thank you guys soo much! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kahului Airport (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Elleair Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pi'ilani Hwy 31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Outback Steak House, Ruby Tuesday, L&L BBQ, Subway
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kamaole I,II,III
Car: recommended

Important! Please email or call us even if our calendar says we are booked. There may be a cancellation!

Kihei, South Maui, Maui, Hawaii, USA (12 mi from airport-2 blocks to 2nd best wind surfing on Maui) Kihei is central to Maui. It is an excellent location to daytime activities or nighttime entertainment venues. Just driving minutes away from Maui’s finest beaches for all water activities and walking distance to shops and restaurants. If you’re looking for golf, our south Kihei location is near Wailea’s championship golf courses. No wonder Kihei beach town has become Maui's favorite vacation destination.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 13.41%

Check-in 3pm, Check-out 11am. Cancellation policies may apply, please inquire.
Important! Please email or call us even if our calander says we are booked. There may be a cancellation!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.