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Gale and Michele Notestone

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

In the heart of Hana...Beautiful Hana Bay cottage!

92 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Beautiful One Bedroom Cottage for your tropical vacation get away.

NOW WITH AIR CONDITIONING. Hana By The Bay is a one bedroom cottage with all the fixings to make your stay in Hana a very memorable one. We offer the quiet of a village experience and the connection to the outside world if you chose; utilizing our WiFi, Cable, and Cell service.

The queen size bed is a beautiful tropical cabana style bed. This is one of Hana's newest listings

for a vacation rental.

We are located within walking distance to the Annual East Maui Taro Festival, the finish line of the infamous Hana Relay, our quaint little town center, and the beach at Hana Bay.

Hana Bay is a popular location for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, picnics, paddle boarding, luau's, outrigger canoe races, sunbathing and relaxing. Helene

Hall (our community center) hosts small concerts, church meetings, and many other public gatherings.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Gale and Michele Notestone (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Gale and Michele Notestone

Hana By The Bay is Gale and Michele Notestone. We both live and work in Hana. Michele is a paramedic and Gale is Hana's Resident Fire Captain. They have both lived in Hana over 10 years and will live no other place. We are very thankful to live here and wish to share the beauty with others.

Gale and Michele Notestone purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Gale and Michele Notestone chose Maui

Hana is has the true feeling of a small town community. It is a wonderful feeling to go to the stores, the post office, the bank, the gas station, etc. and you know everybody by name, and they know you. As secluded as Hana is, the community relies on one another for assistance. One of the true meanings of Aloha is 'to give.' When you do, time

and time again, the return is often abundant. It warms your heart.

What makes this cottage unique

THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW RENTALS IN HANA THAT HAS A/C. There are countless benefits. Additional to what was described above, Hana looks to the East. There is nothing upwind of you but the beautiful blue Pacific. The air is very clean, clear and fresh. Hawaii's trade winds split at the point of Hana, Kauiki Head. From the front of your cottage, you will see the lighthouse there, blinking at you throughout the night.

Another great thing about Hana is you can see the sun and the moon rise from the oceans horizon. This is spectacular.

Staying in Hana when there is more than half a moon is a wondrous time to visit. Full moon is best. If you don't catch the moon, the stars will 'fill the bill'. Because Hana has very little 'city lights', the stars are easily seen. The North Star and Big Dipper await your visit.


based on 92 traveler reviews

In the heart of Hana...Beautiful Hana Bay cottage!
average rating of 4.978261 based on 92 reviews

Wonderful place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 8 nights at the Cottage at Hana Bay and had a wonderful time. The unit was perfect for my wife and I. Very nicely furnished with everything you would need. We brought our Amazon Fire Stick and was able to stream movies through their wi-fi. Michele gave us a valuable heads-up on stocking up with food in Kahului (Costco and Foodland) before making the (famous) drive to Hana as there were very few sit-down eating establishments in Hana. There were a bunch of food-truck like vendors who served delicious food at a reasonable cost, but they tend to all close before dinner. The cottage's fully equipped kitchen (complete with a rice maker!) and gas barbecue grill on the deck made preparing dinners simple. The AC in the bedroom was a huge plus for us as it made sleeping very comfortable (especially for those of us who live in a dry environment). Hana gives you the Hawaiian experience without the crowds and big/mega resorts. They provided snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, beach chairs/umbrella, and a stand-up paddle board (on which I never did stand up on!). It's a 15 minute walk to the beach at Hana Bay and a 15 minute drive to Hamoa Beach (which was not crowded on the 4th of July). If you are looking for lots of nightlife, eating at fine dining establishments, doing a lot of shopping, Hana is not for you. But if you want to enjoy the beauty of Hawaii, be away from the crowds, enjoy some 'authentic' Hawaiian food for lunch, enjoy some nice beaches, and just relax, then Hana is the place for you. Thanks Michele and Gale for being such fine hosts!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Hana digs.

  • 5 of 5

Gale and Michelle are wonderful. Their bungalow is well furnished. Everything we needed was there and in a place that made sense and was easy to find. We usedthebeach chairs and boogie boards. We even made changes in our home based on what we enjoyed there. Michelle even got the Warrior game on when we arrived. We would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

I loved this cottage! My husband and I stayed here with our two young children and we could not have been happier. The cottage is super clean and comfortable. It was perfectly stocked. The location could not have been better - within walking distance to Hana Bay and a short drive to beautiful beaches (our favorite was Koki Beach). Gale and Michele were so welcoming and friendly. I would not think twice about returning to Hana and staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect peaceful getaway in Hana

  • 5 of 5

Michelle's Hana Bay cottage is the perfect little getaway in Hana. Located right near Hana bay and not too far from sights like the 7 pools and bamboo forest, the cottage is close to all the little shops and restaurants in Hana. As soon as we arrived there was clear signage as to where we were supposed to park and Michelle met us outside and showed us around. The cottage was beautiful, new and well taken care of. The kitchen was huge with coffee ready to go and the bedroom and bathrooms were clean and well stocked with towels, shampoos, soaps, lotions, you name it. The living room with the TV made for a nice movie night and the deck out side was perfect for an evening BBQ, watching the sunset on a gorgeous and peaceful Hana evening. Michelle also provided beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, snorkels, cooler and basically every thing you needed for the beach saving us tons of money on having to rent anything. And to top it all off Michelle had fresh, homemade banana bread waiting for us as we arrived. If you're looking for a romantic getaway for two in Hana I highly recommend Michelle's cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exeptional Property!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Hana. We will be back! Wonderful rental house, great deck, walking distance to Hana. Cleanest and best stocked unit we have every stayed in. Owners were attentive, and Michelle does make great banana bread. Air conditioning was a real plus at night. During the day we just opened the windows. I recommend this rental to anyone with high standards for cleanliness and location.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation lodgings

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well maintained property with great views of ocean & surrounding landscape. Well supplied with essentials for stay, including washer & dryer, plenty of towels, everything we needed and more! cottage was ready & open when we arrived. We were greeted with delicious banana bread made by Gale. We caught up with Gale shortly thereafter and she gave us a good summary of area happenings. Bedroom is air conditioned. We had a great, relaxing time and will choose this location again should we return to Hana.

Hana is very remote. We stopped at Safeway near the airport for groceries before heading out there, glad we did so as there isn't much available in or near Hana. There are a number of road-stand eateries in the area, good choice for lunch. Hana Ranch opened an organic lunch stand just a couple of weeks ago and serves great food. There is only one restaurant in town, we didn't visit, ate at the cottage instead.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Hana Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Travassa Hotel
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Hana Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Travassa Hotel
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Hana Bay
Car: necessary

Lots of fresh fruit stands and freshly baked banana bread in the area. Also, a variety of great eateries that are not listed in the yellow pages.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.4%

Occasionally we will book a one night stay if we have availability between 2 or more night stays on our calendar. It also needs to work with our own personal schedule.. A one night stay will also be charged a cleaning fee of $60.00. If interested please call us at (808) 268-2554 to inquire if available. Mahalo

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Maui Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , We have a full size sofa sleeper in the living room.
  • This cottage is best suited for 2 adults. The sofa sleeper in the living room can be used for 1 adult, or 2 small children under the age of 10. The bedroom has AIR CONDITIONING. Relax and enjoy the comfort of sleeping in a beautiful and romantic cabana bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Welcome to Hana.

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