|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Far from the crowds and Condos... Far from the noise and tourist traps... There is the old Hawaii of HANA, a small community overlooking beautiful Hana Bay on the windward east end of Maui. Hana is cooled by the trade winds that blow across the Pacific and nourish us with evening showers that make this part of Maui lush and tropical.
As you travel the magical 'road to Hana' you leave the real world behind and slowly enter the land of old Hawaii, with waterfalls, majestic coastal views and jungle rain forests. By the time you arrive in Hana you will sense a slight change. You will feel a slower pace, more peaceful and quiet.
As you follow the private drive through the tropical flower garden to our secluded Tradewinds Cottage, you will discover the Hawaii that you came to see.
Surrounded by exotic flowers and tropical fruit trees, our two bedroom, one bath cottage has a full kitchen with cable TV, VCR and CD stereo, plus wireless internet access.
The cottage has a queen size bed and two twin beds. You'll enjoy the splendor of the slopes of Haleakala while relaxing in your private hot tub or cooking your favorite island-style feast on the barbeque under your covered lanai.
This vacation rental is fully permitted. Permit #BBHA 2013/0005, SUP2 2012/0034
**NOTE: THE HOT TUB IS A MECHANICAL DEVICE AND IT IS OCCASIONALLY OUT OF ORDER FOR MAINTENANCE/REPAIRS. WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE THAT IT WILL BE IN OPERATION DURING YOUR STAY.
Keywords: House, Cottage
This place is so comfy and clean and with a great price! It's more like your own personal home with a deck and hot tub I could easily live there. It's quite and maintained very well. It's only a short drive to Hana town but you still have the feeling of being away from it all which is what Hana is all about. It's a no brainer I've stayed in Hana plenty and this spot is golden.
We spent two nights here and enjoyed our stay. We found all we needed to prepare our meals. We did not experience any of the problems noted in other reviews regarding ants or geckos. It was only slightly humid but the fans cooled things off and it was comfortable to sleep at night. The only thing this property needs is a load of gravel for the driveway which is difficult to maneuver with the rock we encountered upon arrival.
My husband and I stayed three nights here for our honeymoon in Maui- while the trip to get to the cottage was a long one (you have to take the road to Hana- 50ish miles up a windy road through the rain forest!) it was well worth it! The drive alone was an excursion with beautiful scenery and little fruit stands and stops along the way. The cottage was located in the midst of beautiful trees and tropical flowers and we enjoyed evenings with wine in the hot tub! Be sure to bring your own groceries and plan on making meals for yourself as the town of Hana does not have reliable restaurant/food truck open times, but definitely an incredible getaway and lovely place to call your home away from home!
Good things- very pretty setting and charming cottage. As described. It was clean. There was a tropical storm coming on our check in day. The owner generously told us that we could check in early, which we appreciated and accepted.
Things to know- The owner failed to tell the cleaning lady that we were coming early, and she was agitated by our early arrival and we found her hostile. That was our introduction to the house. There is no air conditioning (they do not advertise that they have it) and the place is very humid. The fans do not remediate the humidity. Hana is full of Mosquitos, so they are outside of and inside of the house. There are geckos in the house to help eat them, but if you are not forewarned about the geckos they will startle you. There are ants in the kitchen, we saw them when we arrived, and we kept all food in the refirgerator. Both my husband and I thought that two of the rooms smelled faintly of cat urine. Be aware that there's no dishwasher or washer/dryer (again, in fairness, not advertised to have these) but know that you will be doing dishes and accumulating laundry.
We paid over $300 for one night stay for 4 people, 2 adults and 2 kids. We've stayed in Hana before but the value compared to this rental was lacking. There are better, more updated and comfortable houses for rent in Hana - do your research!
birds on property, vegetation lovely
Internet - slow, but not sure it could be faster out here ;)
We arrived, there was no way to know what the Internet password was, we had to drive down the road a few miles until we got reception so we could look up the email with this information
Was prepared with making our meal here, NO OVEN and we planned on crispy potato wedges with our hamburgers, silly me for not noticing under the kitchen amenities that there wasn't one? Thought this was standard and they did advertise 'newly remodeled' - our bad for overlooking NO DISHWASHER either and a sign that says please wash your dishes - fine, but very inconvenient if you're travelling and eating your meals in.
The kitchen cabinets are cheap and already falling apart - very sparce on being 'fully equipped' and no grill spatula to be found for grilling =(
Hot Water - dark when we figured out we needed to turn on the propane hot water switch so we waited until morning to wash our dishes and take showers - another huge disappointment. Crazy setup as we had to stop a shower and go flip the switch again.
Rubbish Bins - not emptied on our arrival, so we were throwing our recyclables in the trash because it was too full to put ours in
Hot Tub - there are a million mosquitoes out and makes it impossible to really enjoy this feature - LoL
Seating - for 4, not very comfy - the coffee table is glass, so it's not like kicking your feet up is enjoyable, there's a couch that is nice but the ends should recline or they should have an ottoman - there's one recliner that is awesome
TV - it was dark between 6:30 and 7 pm so we thought we'd watch a show - the TV is ancient and we couldn't hook our laptop to it as it isn't HD compatible so we tried watching a movie on our laptop but it was a little tough
Beds - two twins were cheap as you can find them and the double was so uncomfortable that my hips actually hurt the whole walk I took in the morning =(
Windows - no locks on some of them - not exactly safe
Bedroom - main - light switch not only controls the light and fan but the switch you plug your phone into by the bed stand - that should have been labeled as such! So when we turned the light out our phone didn't charge.
We are truly enjoying our stay in this wonderful cottage. We took a hot tub last night and enjoyed dinner and breakfast on the deck, surrounded by ginger plants. It is peaceful, clean and quaint. The bed is comfortable and the owners are nice and very accommodating. We have a condo in sunny Kihei (Maui Kamaole I-117) but we enjoy a relaxing get-away to the rain forest of Hana to spend time on the beaches & on the rugged coast. The weather was wonderful and Hana has breathtaking beauty. We hope to stay at Tradewinds Cottage again soon.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Hawaii State Tax #W67123967-01
B&B Permit #BBHA 2013/0005
$50 cleaning fee for one or two night reservations. No cleaning fee for stays of three nights or more.
25% deposit on credit card to reserve and the balance is charged 30 days prior to arrival
Rate is $195 per night + tax for 2 people. Each additional person is $25/nt (4 people max).
For the rate of $195 per night + tax for 2 people you would have use of just one of the bedrooms. If there are 2 in your party but you need both rooms, please notify us ahead of time, it is an additional $25/nt + tax.