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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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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 4.901786 based on 116 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Kanakala stay better every year

  • 4 of 5

This year we spent 6 weeks with Sarah and Dan in there Cottage and Studio. This was our first year of retirement and I can't think of a better place to be. Sarah and Dan provide you with all the essentials for a beach/touring holiday and there knowledge of the island is the great bonus they provide. They have become great friends of ours and we look forward to sharing our holiday with them in 2019 and in the future. The cottage and studio have all the essentials to cook your own meals if you want. The BBQ is showing its years of use and will need to be replaced soon or if they get the outdoor grill repaired then that could be a option. I would still like the rooms to be equipped with a small safe to store passports and cash and have talked with Dan about this going forward. Great business run by great people and would suggest this place to anyone, just not in January and February.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It has a nice yard and the bbq grill was a bonus.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very nice and welcoming. The place had everything you needed. The bed was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Airdrie, Alberta

The perfect famliy getaway location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Kihei in February 2018 with our 2 year old son. This guest house has everything we needed and ample space. Air conditioning, outdoor shower and beach toys were the amenities we probably used the most! The unit is pretty clean, the owners are lovely and the location is pretty central to a lot of great options in Maui. We used the kitchen for quite a few meals. Nothing fancy but all the essentials are there. Could've used a full sized broom to keep the lino tidy for our full week stay but there was a small dust pan to clean up after our son. Overall, a great experience and we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, great people, great vacation and all at a great price

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four with two children ages four and one. This property was just the home we needed for the ten days we were in hawaii. We really enjoyed being able to have a beautiful lush lounging area in the back to sit and have a few drinks while the children were napping or sleeping in the evening. Also the close proximity to all the local food and beaches was a definate plus and our nightly five minute walk to the beach to watch the beautiful sunsets and whales was a sight we will cherish for years to come. Thank you Dan and Sarah for the wonderful experience and providing such an affordable yet terrific place to vacation. I would recommend this to anyone and we will be sure to return in the future.

Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having your family stay with us. We certainly enjoyed the company and your help when we needed it. We look forward to having you visit us again. Send us a picture of your family when you were here, we forgot to get one, if you don't mind. Malama pono (take care)
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Eugene, Oregon

Comfortable and central

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were super friendly and helpful, with perfect beach, restaurant, and activity recommendations. We were just a few minutes drive from everywhere we wanted to go. The cottage was well equipped and perfectly sized for the two of us and in a quiet neighborhood instead of surrounded by crowded hotels or condos. We’re definitely coming back next time we’re in Maui.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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.

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