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The Hana Ocean Palms Bungalow is located across a meadow and road from one of Hana's most beautiful oceanfront pools - Waioka Pond (Venus Pool). The property is nestled in a coconut palm grove and surrounded by almost an acre of lush tropical flowers, fruit trees and bamboo. Pick avocados, papayas and bananas and gather vegetables and herbs from the garden. This charming bungalow has all the comforts of home including a fully equipped kitchen, a gas grill for barbequing, high speed internet access, and a phone for local or long distance calls. The master bedroom has a queen bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds. The bungalow has two screened porches, one with a hammock for an afternoon nap, and the front porch with a double bed looking out to the ocean. Fall asleep listening to the sea from the screened porch and awaken to the sound of the wind in the palms and birds singing. Original oil paintings by a local artist, warm natural wood and bamboo, luxurious rugs and bedding throughout.
The bungalow is about one mile from Koki Beach, famous Hamoa Beach, and three miles from quaint Hana town. It is about a 15 to 20 minute drive to 'Ohe'o Pools ('Seven Pools') in the Kipahulu section of Haleakala National Park. The national park has abundant fresh water pools and waterfalls, hiking trails and a cultural hike to a restored ancient taro farm.
Maui County permit # STHA 2015/0003 GET / TAT # W01043694-01
Keywords: Lush Tropical Retreat across from the Ocean and steps to Magical Waioka (Venus) Pool
I have traveled and lived all over the world, and moved to Maui some 25 years ago. Though I lived on the other side of the island, where I did landscape architecture and design, Hana always has had a particular draw. Eight years ago after selling an ocean front house I moved out here. I also am a boat captain and offer sailing charters in the summer in the Pacific Northwest and the inside passage.
I consider myself an artist, teacher and an adventurer.
Rebecca Buckley-Battaglia purchased this bungalow in 2004
Hana is unique in all of Hawaii and sometimes called the 'Last Hawaiian Place', Once you brave the beautiful Hana Highway, you will find yourself in another world and unlike the rest of the island feel you are truly somewhere else.
Aside from the magic in the land here and the Aloha spirit of the people, most visitors feel this to be a very restful and rejuvenating place. Fresh air, beautiful grounds, great sounds and fragrances. You are surrounded by fantastic walks, close to great swimming, stunning scenery and simple nature. The food is delicious. Fresh fruit and vegetables as well as fish are available year around.
Don't be fooled by the photos. Steaming hot in July with little ventilation even with fans on high, Mouse poop on the pillows in one bedroom. Screens that don't seal make it easy for mosquitos to bite you all night. The Venus Pool across the way is beautiful to look at but there is no safe way down to the water.
This was a very relaxing place to stay...with plenty of opportunity in the vicinity for those looking for a low-key experience on Maui. The yard is lush, the master bedroom is very comfortable, and the lanai is the perfect place for having a meal. The owner, Albert, left us fresh avocado to enjoy when we arrived. Albert is a chill island guy...he gave us great pointers on what to see in the area, and what he thought we could skip. When we checked out, we were heading to the western entrance of Haleakala National Park, and he gave us great hiking tips for that.
Nearby are lovely beaches that are perfect for sunbathing, watching a sunrise (but not a sunset), and swimming. Some of the beaches, such as Venus Pool, have protected coves that allow you to swim while not having to risk strong ocean currents. Some of the beaches are better for just the view, if you're not a strong ocean swimmer (the currents here are powerful and I don't recommend getting into the ocean unless you are very familiar with them).
Also in nearby Kipahulu is the southeast access of Haleakala National Park. The park entrance on this side is right next to the O'heo Gulch, where there are several lovely freshwater pools (sometimes referred to as the "seven sacred pools"). These are beautiful, and if conditions are right, wonderfully cool to dip into. There is a fantastic hike through an eye-popping bamboo forest to a spectacular waterfall, starting from the parking lot by the visitor center. The hike is short (2 miles up to the falls), easy for anyone in decent shape (maybe strenuous for anyone who never hikes or can't handle a modest climb).
One last thing to see is Col. Charles Lindbergh's grave, if it interests you. It's located in a small cemetery behind a little church, and there are no signs at the road to let you know you're close.
A couple of notes on Hana: There isn't much in the way of dining out there. There are a couple local places to eat dinner, but nothing fancy at all. There are roadside food trucks in a couple spots, but they are pretty much lunch-only. If you plan to make dinner at the cottage, then you need to either buy groceries before driving the road to Hana (which is an adventure in itself...read up on it before you make plans!), or get into Hana before 6pm...the two very small grocery stores in town close at 7pm and 7:30pm. There is one upscale massage resort, but Hana is really a place to come if you want a vacation without resorts and crowds.
Very fabulous stay here at Hana Palms Bungalow !!!!!
The rain at night….. pitter patter on the roof is heaven….the entire property is like your very own jungle with gorgeous fruit trees (bread fruit,avacado, passion fruit,papaya….) hammocks in perfect locations….and if the owner is home , he can crack open a coconut for a superb drink ! Comfortable beds and furniture, in a rustic plantation style ! A true PARADISE….especially with venus pools across the street !!! We shall return !!!
We arrived at the bungalow and found blood and hair on bed mattress cockroach in the kitchen dead bugs on the countertops dust and cobwebs everywhere my wife has been spending the last 2 hours cleaning these conditions are simply unacceptable. In addition to these problems, we had no hot water and found others used facilities rented to us during our stay. 2 tents with unknown people staying behind the house on the property and using the washer and dryers during our stay - a serious security problem to say the least.
Stayed for four days and couldn't have asked for anything better. Came here with the hope of rest and relaxation and I got it. The accomodations were great, the hammock on the back porch was wonderful. Everything you need is there and the owner was very accomodating when I added additional people to come and stay with me in the middle of my reservation. A very quiet retreat, I enjoyed my stay very much and would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for peace, quiet and tranquility. I've been coming to Maui for years and Hana/Venus Pool is my happy place. This is the perfect spot!
This house is very cute and has a lot of charm. It is ideal for the adventurous nature-loving type, but perhaps not recommended for those who are deathly afraid of bugs or geckos.
On that topic: It is important to understand that this house has 2 general "shells", the inner shell and the outer shell. The outer shell is protected from the elements only by screens, but those screens have some small holes in them, and geckos, centipedes, etc. can get in (we saw both inside this area of the house). 4 of the beds (2 singles and one double) are located in this outer area. The inner shell of the house is a bit more secure against tiny critters, but you might find geckos in there anyway (we saw 3), up near the ceiling; but they're not a problem at all (in fact, they're beautiful). Tip: If you're careful to keep the 2 interior doors, between these 2 "zones" of the house, closed, it'll help keep the inner shell more bug-free.
**We were never bothered by a single bug, mosquito, etc. in this house**; it was more the idea that in 4 of the 6 sleeping spots, you potentially could be. If you're deathly afraid of bugs, don't stay here. My wife is, and if she had seen the 4" centipede I very briefly saw (in the outer shell of the house) at 11pm, let's just say we would have had to find a new place to stay that night - which is not easy to do in Hana! But in reality, we had no problems at all.
That aside, the place is awesome! *Delicious* bananas growing on the property; very charming; tons of green; and literally you just cross the street and hike for 3 minutes and you're at the beautiful Venus pool, as well as a gorgeous coastal view.
Note that they ask you not to wear shoes in the house, and not to be noisy at night; however, there is no way to fully shut all of the windows (I think a lot of Hana houses are like this) -- so if you have a group that likes to make lots of noise at night, you might not want to stay here.
The WiFi works but is spotty; don't count on being able to stream a movie unless it's very late at night. They have some games (Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Sorry) and a Blu-ray/DVD-player, but you might want to bring your own movie.
One more tip: If you stay here, if by chance the rear/side neighbor tries to talk to you through the dense trees, do not engage him. He doesn't seem to care for tourists much and was rude to us. Just ignore him.
Bamboo Forest, Seven Sacred Pools, Hamoa and Koki Beaches, Waioka (Venus) Pool, Waterfalls, Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park, and Red Sand and Black Sand Beaches. Three miles from quaint Hana town, including historic Hasegawa market, and Ono organic farm and exotic fruit stand.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
The nightly rate is based on double occupancy. Each additional person up to four people is $25 plus tax per person per night. We have a two night minimum stay for advance reservations. We do accept a one night stay a week ahead of time. There is a $50 cleaning fee for stays of less than 4 nights or for parties of more than 4 people.
25% deposit to reserve and the balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival