Aloha! Welcome to Bayhouse Hana. Our one-bedroom 'Iwa Suite', with eight hundred thirty two square feet of floor space, overlooks beautiful Hana Bay. There is a queen size bed in the bedroom; the bathroom is accessible through the bedroom. A panoramic view of the bay is offered from the spacious charm of the living room and dining area; an alcove just off this area accommodates an additional two individuals on twin beds, making the unit ideal for a family of four. Bayhouse Hana has a fully furnished kitchenette that opens into the living room - dining area and enjoys the same views.At Bayhouse Hana, you'll enjoy all the wonders of the oceanside experience in complete comfort. We have chosen to exclude television in our suite, but we do provide WiFi access. * NOTE: The quoted basic rate is for a party of two; there will be an adjustment made in the quote to reflect any additional people in your party.
The sandy beach of Hana Bay is a very short stroll away. Our peaceful town has two grocery stores, a post office, a gas station and three eateries among its businesses. All are within reasonable walking distance. But if you are looking for the glitz and glitter of night club or shopping malls, this is not the end of the island for you.
In the surrounding areas lie the Haleakala National Park at Ohe'o ( a swimming, hiking and camping idyll), and Kahanu Garden, part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, home of the ancient Pi'ilanihale Heiau, largest Hawaiian temple site; the garden boasts the largest collection of varieties of breadfruit trees in the world, among other native, tropical and exotic botanical specimens.
We are on the east tip of Maui, our sunrises are magic and our evening afterglows are quite lengthy because they start before sunset, thanks to Haleakala, our resident mountain, 'home of the sun'. We get to see the sun going home for the night after a long day crossing the sky.
Looking out to sea, don't be surprised if you happen to spot a whale or two or an entire pod breaching, spouting and splashing just outside the bay; that would be between October and March. Or you may spot a sea turtle cruising along the shoreline scouring the rocks for its favorite seaweed.
If you're not a visual type, just kick back and enjoy the sounds and smells of the peaceful Pacific.
E malama pono! (take good care)
Keywords: suite, scenic bayside view, easy access from highway, private, serene, short walk to beach and snack shop, fully furnished kitchen, sleeps four, one bedroom (queen bed), one alcove (two twin beds), living room and dining area, carport.
William Chang and Anita Bisquera-Chang are the owners/managers of Bayhouse Hana. They are artist-farmers residing in the community. Bayhouse Hana is a family project that was started in the mid 70s; Bill has added some features and renovated the building in recent years.
Bayhouse Hana was originally built in 1975, one of the first vacation rentals in the community. It is built on family land that was acquired some four generations back. The Iwa Suite on the ground level has been completely renovated and placed back into service. *The second floor is currently being renovated; as Bill does this work only when there are no guests in residence, though we don't have a completion date scheduled. the upstairs unit may go into operation by mid-year 2016. We will post a notice here at the appropriate time.
The location of Bayhouse Hana is ideal for its purpose. The views are fabulous and the setting is so peaceful... and you don't have far to go for anything. That is why we say it's away from it all and in the middle of things at the same time; you get the best of both.
At Bayhouse Hana you're in the middle of town and away from it all at the same time. The suite focuses on the ocean views and sounds; the house is designed to shield you from the road traffic and neighboring dwellings, it's very private but it's not isolated. You are in walking distance to all the amenities of the central town area, stores, post office, community center, snack shop, restaurant and more. The sandy beach at Hana Bay is just a short stroll down the road. Most community events are held either at the Community Hall at the Bay or in the Ball Park next to the Community Center just up the hill; both a short wall away.
Great location and very nice owners, but the bathroom is through one of the bedrooms. This was, um, awkward for our needs and we ended up needing to get another place.
I stayed one night at the bay house. It was a beautiful location overlooking the ocean and the beach. The sound of the waves were very relaxing for the evening. The house was very clean and had everything I needed. Checking in and out was very easy too. I would stay here again the next time I pass through Hana.
We had a great time at bay house hana. We only stayed one night. Enjoyed hearing the waves crashing on the beach putting us to sleep at night. Beautiful sunrise next morning. Enjoyed sitting outside and going to the beach which was only steps away. Great location, nice views from the living room of hana bay and surrounding area. Would to return to hana on our next trip. Secluded, quiet side of maui, no big hotels. Owner was friendly and met us promptly when we called him letting us know we had arrived.
This place is definitely not worth the money. In fact, it is the worst vacation rental experience we have ever had. Here are the problems:
1. There is a reason there are no photos of the outside of the unit. It is a construction site, with a top floor that is in a completely dilapidated and unfinished state (unfinished wooden planks for walls, no windows, broken staircase leading up, dangling wires); unsafe for children to be on the premises. While the owners, Bill and Anita, will claim that the construction does not affect the downstairs unit, we can assure you it does. You have to look at it every time you enter and leave your unit, walking by the broken staircase and wires that are right outside your front door.
2. Once entering the unit, the advertised view through the windows is obscured by a moldy/dirty coating on the glass
3. There is a strong smell of mold throughout the unit, and there is mold in the bathroom shower
4. It is infested with ants and roaches; although the owners will claim that this was due to our leaving food out or dropping "crumbs," this is simply not true. Within 5 minutes of entering the unit (before we had brought out any food), we went to the kitchen to take a plate off the shelf and a cockroach ran out. Five minutes later another cockroach scurried across the dining room floor. We then went into the bathroom and found ants around the bathroom sink and tub, clearly not food-related areas.
5. There is a sign stating that no bug sprays can be used in the unit, essentially making it impossible to remedy the infestation problem
Again, this is not the type of accommodation you want to stay in during your vacation. We had booked it for 4 nights, but called the owners within an hour of arriving and asked if we could cut our stay short and get a refund for the unused nights. They refused. We checked out after one night anyway--that's how bad it was! By writing this review, we hope to save others from being scammed by Bill and Anita. We live in Hawaii, so we know that it is possible to keep a residence bug-free and mold-free--we do it at our house and we expect VRBO owners to do the same.
When we pulled up to the house our hearts dropped. The second story on the house (an add-on) has not been worked on in what appears to be years and is unfinished. There were no pictures of the exterior in the advertising. The interior of the house is comfortable and the view of the bay is magnificent. There is no A/C but we did not need it because of the trade winds when we were there. I feel that the price is not in line with the exterior appearance of the house.
There is way too much to see on the Road to Hana (and past Hana) to accomplish in one day so a one or two night stay at the Bayhouse Hana is highly recommended. Set right on the bay with ocean views from the living room and dining room, this spacious unit has a large living room, bedroom with queen bed and an alcove off the dining room with two twin beds. It is clean & comfortable. Easy to find thanks to Bill's excellent directions. We thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay and will be back on our next trip to Maui.
Be aware that not all cell phone services are available in the Hana area.
Bayhouse Hana is located in a residential area. It is not a place to hold a party, so if you are planning to entertain, please seek another location.
We do not provide a television set in the suite; however, you may bring your own laptop or tablet to access your television shows over WiFi.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Maximum stay is 7 nights unless arrangements are made with the owners.