|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Maui County Permit # STHA 2016/0006
Tax ID W79323442-01
Ranked No #1! Awarded Conde Nast Traveler Magazine 'Deal of the Month' & 'Hawaii's Hidden Values'. Please also visit our website for current Specials and Discounts! Please note that we only keep our current calendar of availability on our website! Due to reservation changes and cancellations, please inquire on your dates even if our calendar shows we are booked!
Hana is commonly known as the “Last Hawaiian Place.” Step back into the charm and casual elegance of old Hawai’i in an authentic, meticulously renovated plantation owners home in Hana. Once used to house managers from the sugar cane plantation days, this 1900 home, named Hale Ulu Lulu, underwent a major rebuilding (completed in early 2005 and constantly maintained) and is now completely restored with attention to historic detail, while providing every modern convenience. We have designed an open and airy layout with spectacular ocean and pastoral views from every room. Your eyes will delight on the beautiful Brazilian Mahogany floors, elegantly detailed, vintage style bath with dual-sided claw foot tub (great for romantic baths for two), granite kitchen counters with reclaimed Koa wood bar/counter and trim accents. A sliding panel of framed Tapa cloth between the bedroom and living area allows you to relax in bed to the incredible view or, when closed, to have complete privacy from the rest of the house. The furnishings are classic and comfortable with a Missionary antique and Asian influence. We have designed the cottage with warm tropical colors, original local artwork, Hawaiian antiques and Polynesian exotica. Though the house has a tasteful and elegant décor, you can still put your feet on the furniture and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. You will arrive to rooms filled with brilliant tropical flowers and orchids, 100% cotton, high thread count, quality linens and towels and quality soaps as well as coffee and green tea and fresh fruit to start off your first day with us – fine details on par with the finest luxury hotel at a fraction of comparable prices (really). Hale Ulu Lulu is part of a sprawling two-acre property surrounded by gracious lawns and verdant tropical gardens and foliage. We live on the property and constantly maintain our homes. They are meticulously cared for and we run our business like any fine hotel (sorry, no room service!). Though we usually greet you upon arrival and answer any questions, we leave you completely alone to enjoy your stay.
The Guest Houses at Malanai are named after the gentle cooling breeze , (named Malanai) known for this area of Hana. We are located just three miles south of Hana Town in the Maka’alae district, which is considered the most highly desired area of Hana. You are sure to fall in love with the picturesque and pastoral landscape, the ever-changing ocean colors and the gentle sound of the waves lulling you to sleep at night. Walk 12 minutes to the world famous Hamoa beach (or a 2 minute drive) or 12 minutes in the other direction to the Venus pool- two of Hana’s most desired attractions – practically in our back yard!
Our rates vary depending on the season and number of nights booked. Please click on the "rates" link for a full description of our rates. We often post specials on our official website. Mahalo!
Mary Carol Cabibi and Steven Gayle have been in love with the Hana area for more than twenty years. In 2016 they learned that Chris and Leokane Harrington-Pryor were interested in selling the Guest Houses at Malanai, and by April Mary Carol and Steve had become the new proprietors. They now live on the property with their family.
Ramaia Collins purchased this cottage in 2016
The previous owners purchased this property in 2001 and worked continuously to create a paradise for themselves, their family and friends. In 2005 they began to offer this unique experience to the public. The new proprietors have retained all of the staff, and have maintained all of the landscaping, amenities, and warm aloha that the Guest houses at Malanai have become famous for. Only two of the homes on the large property are available to the public. As one of only three legally permitted vacation rental properties in the area, The Guest Houses at Malanai are often booked months in advance and are well deserving of their consistent #1 rating and stellar reviews.
The Guest Houses at Malanai are located in the Maka'alae area of Hana, about 3 miles south of Hana Town. This area is considered the most desirable of Hana due to its close proximity to world famous Hamoa Beach and the Venus Pool, as well as the gentle breezes and open landscape which keep it cooler and more comfortable than other locations in the area. Maka'alae was once the fishing village of the area and boasts some of the most breathtaking coastline of all Maui. During whale season, it is the perfect place to see their migration and sometimes even hear them playing at night. Our rental cottages are both situated in a completely private setting, amid glorious landscaping that has been lovingly nurtured by the previous owners for more than a decade.
Speaks: English, some Spanish
The "Guest Houses at Malanai" are two separate homes on part of our two acre property in Hana. Both homes have been meticulously renovated and are constantly maintained. We began offering these homes as guest accomodations in April 2005 and they have been incredibly popular from the beginning.
Living on the property allows us to provide you with consistently clean and impeccably well cared for homes. We feel fortunate to enjoy Hana everyday and our dream has been to create a unique and beautiful place to share with our friends and guests.
Hana is a very special paradise and your stay here should reflect that. We believe that our guest homes offer the best in quality, elegance, location and comfort that Hana has to offer! Regarding all the comments above, we do not have the option to make any changes to guest comments submitted, we can only decline them so they are not displayed. We have never declined an entry and we appreciate the glowing reveiws and heartfelt comments of our guests. This business is important to us and our efforts have obviously paid off. We hope you will be the next guests to enjoy The Guest Houses at Malanai and the Hana area.
Chris and Leokane, Proprietors
For interest in Leokane's music, visit Leokane dot com.
We stayed here for only one night towards the end of our week in Maui. I knew I wanted to make the drive to Hana (a must do!), but I also knew that I wanted to take our time and really take it all in. This would mean finding a place out in Hana to stay overnight, so that we didn't have to rush out there and then drive the long way back all in one day. The answer to my search was this little cottage. It was perfection for 2 people.
The booking process was super simple, even though not all the booking could be done through VRBO. It's okay, hopping out of the site to make the payment and agree to the rental terms was no big deal. The process was smooth and Jacques was responsive to any questions.
The directions were easy to follow to get to the property, but I am glad that we were able to arrive before sunset so that we could find it even easier (there aren't a lot of street lights past the little town of Hana, but I think that's what give that area more charm!). We arrived to the cottage and found the doors unlocked, screen doors closed awaiting our arrival. The keys were on the entry table, and we took a look around. Everything you would need for a longer stay is included in the house - wifi, kitchen stuff, towels, etc. Everything was tidy and even though there is no AC, there was a nice breeze going through the house. The fans came in handy at night, just to get the air to move around. I have to be honest...I'm an AC person, and was worried that it would be too hot or humid to be comfortable. But it must be the location of the house that gives it a nice breeze, and it was fairly cool at night (mid-high 70s). The bathroom was super clean, but take notice of the sign about accidentally holding onto the shower curtain to get your balance. The bottom of the tub is narrower than you think, which might make you feel unbalanced.
Overall, this cottage is PERFECTION. The only regret I have about the place is not booking more nights; one night is just not enough!
p.s. There were these little lizards that inhabit the cottage. They aren't bothersome (like, they don't climb on you or even get close to where you are). Don't be surprised if they make an appearance during your stay....they are cute little guys!
We ended our stay on Maui with three nights here and loved it! Listening to the ocean shore and breeze at nite! We have been to Wailea, Maui many times and only did day trips to Hana. It was so nice to take a few days and be in "old world Hawaii" for a while. The cottage is absolutely beautiful in a beautiful location! Being a carpenters/cabinet makers daughter I could not help but appreciate this Victorian era beauty and how beautifully it has been restored. This place has such a special feel about it and the owners are great! They checked in with a couple of times just to make sure all was well and see if we needed anything that was not provided. When we arrived there was fresh fruit from the surrounding trees and music playing. Thursday nite one of the owners sings at the local hotel while local Auntie's perform the Hula. Again puts you in an old Hawaiian feel while they sing. This was fantastic and great cocktails! Don't pass up this place!
We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and just loved it! The house is lovely and has everything that you need, its spacious and so easy to call home for a few nights. Its close to everything if you want to explore but also just as easy to relax on the chairs on the front lawn and read a book. Highly recommended and hopefully one day we wll be back.
We had never been to Maui before and were suspecting that Hana would be our kind of place, and it turns out that Jacques and Leokane's charming cottage was our kind of place in our kind of place! While many two-person rentals are designed to squeeze in a couple more, this really is a cottage for two, and we loved that about its design. Well-appointed, immaculate and located conveniently by Hamoa Beach and Waioka Pond (and near enough to Hana for a convenient drive into the Travaasa for a cocktail) we enjoyed our stay from the moment we arrived until we reluctantly left. And we appreciate the mutual respect for privacy that Jacques and Leokane cultivate with their guests. It was like the two of us were on our own private patch of Hana. We hope to return again.
We loved our stay here, and we cannot wait to return. It was perfect in every way. The cottage has guest books dating back more than a decade and I discovered that we are not alone in loving this magical place. Every single visitor here has been mesmerized by the magic of Hana and the very special aloha that exists in every corner of Chris and Leokane's property.
We so loved staying in this immaculate vintage house. It was close to everything---walking distance to the gorgeous Hamoa Beach, and very near town and restaurants. We loved hiking across the street and being so near to the roar of the ocean. The house had everything we needed and was so comfortable. And out hosts were so lovely and responsive to our every need. We can't wait to go back. We have stayed in many rental homes and this was among the best. We will be back. Thank you so much Chris and Leokane.
We are committed to you having exactly the vacation you have dreamed of, We will direct you to the activities in Hana, These include: Hiking (especially the famous bamboo forest at Haleakala National Park - 20 minutes down the road), in house massage and more, We will share our knowledge of Hana with you- where to find the secret spots, where not to go and where to buy local fresh fish when available!
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Apr 19 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Apr 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Hale Ulu Lulu sleeps 1-2 guests only. (No exceptions) The nightly rate varies depending on high or low season. Here is a breakdown of our rates for Hale Ulu Lulu:
HIGH SEASON December 18 thru April 18
High Season (1-2 guests) 3 nights or more $325 plus tax per night
High Season (1-2 guests) 1-2 nights $345 plus tax per night
High Season (1-2 guests) weekly $300 plus tax per night
LOW SEASON April 19 thru December 17
Low Season (1-2 guests) 3 nights or more $300 plus tax per night
Low Season (1-2 guests) 1-2 nights $325 plus tax per night
Low Season (1-2 guests) weekly $285 plus tax per night
If you have any questions regarding our rate, please email us and we can assist you! Mahalo!
We prefer payment by personal or cashier's check (US Dollars only) If may also pay by credit card via our Paypal Payment Center (you do not need to have a Paypal account – we will send you payment link) We collect 50% deposit up front with rental agreement. Balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. We have a 45 day cancellation policy.