Kolea Cottage, your comfortable Hana base
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||1200 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
You drive some two hours on the Hana Highway, one of the USAâs most renowned roads, crossing about sixty bridges as you wind along the scenic crags of Haleakala marveling at the waterfalls and looking down on the wide ocean. This spectacular journey takes you to the best place in the world, in our view. Our beachesâthere are six of them, all quite differentâare never crowded, our ocean and mountain views are everywhere superb, our people delightful, our rain forest is fascinating and our climate perfect. The spiritual feeling of old Hawaiâi is hard to find nowadays, yet it permeates Hana, far from tourist hordes. But, if you are looki...Read more
Kolea Cottage, your comfortable Hana base
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
We believe Hana is one of the world's delights. Best defined by what we don't have - parking meters, traffic lights, street lights (there are a small number, but not enough to pollute the night sky), crowded beaches, amusement arcades, fast food, the paraphernalia of noisy seaside holidays.
Yet there's lots to do and see, on land, beach and ocean. We can be your guides as well as your hosts at Kolea Cottage.
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$195 - $220||$195 - $220||$1,099 - $1,299||$0||1 night|
|Jan. 20 2012 - Apr. 30 2012
|May. 1 2012 - Aug. 31 2012
|Sep. 1 2012 - Dec. 20 2012
|All Other Dates||$205||$205||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- cleaning - $60 / stay - Fee - once-off if 3 nights or less
- more than two - $15 - Per-Person Adjustment - per person per night
- Hawaiian taxes - 13.42% of rental - Tax - percent
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Kolea Cottage is in an excellent location! We really enjoyed the emenities at the house.
Andrew and Beverly did everything to make our stay comfortable. Beautiful view!
Definently will go back there!
rose in woods
Very Comfortable Home
Four of use stayed at this home for two nights and loved the quiet lush surroundings. A fresh fruit bowl and flowers greeted us upon arrival and it was a nice touch. The home was very clean and the yard just mowed. It was a good base for exploring the area of Hana. We were last here 25 years ago and really not much has changed but the highway was fine to drive. We took the back road back around to Kihei for the end of our trip.
San Diego, CA
Beautiful location, quiet cottage outside Hana
Cleverly designed circular (hubby says âdodecagonalâ) home in the middle of the Hana wilderness, the Kolea Cottage is a beautiful place to stay. First word when we walked in was "wow". The quiet cottage is completely surrounded by ti plants, so itâs very private, and you have a distant view of the ocean from the front lanai. Be warned though, the mosquitoes come out at night and there were no matches in the cottage to light the bug repellant device.
I have mixed feelings about the cottage â my biggest beef is that it didnât seem as clean as it should have been for $200+ a night plus a cleaning fee. The top of the fridge was covered in rust and what appeared to be mouse droppings. The kitchen floor was sticky and the cooktop was greasy. Some of the coffee mugs were dirty â there isnât a dishwasher, so you have to trust that the previous occupants or cleaning crew thoroughly washed everything or just do it yourself. The kitchen is decently equipped with plates/pans/utensils, but the knives are dangerously dull. Fixing a $6(!) pineapple from the stand at the end of Kalo road took forever. Side note, I think the guy at the stand took a little advantage of us, stands further down the road had pineapples for less.
I liked that there was some fresh fruit when we arrived and there was a book of things to do in the area. I also appreciated that there was a laundry. Beach towels were provided. The cabin has wifi, but no cell reception. Itâs a 2 bedroom, one has a queen and the other has twin beds. The queen was not very comfortable; the bed was hard and the sheets were cheap and âsqueakyâ.
The drive to Hana âtownâ takes about 7-10 minutes; thatâs where the two grocery stores are located, the hotel, and most everything else. Donât miss Braddah Huts BBQ for lunch and CafĂ© Romantica for dinner. In the other direction, back towards Paia, the Nihuku marketplace has a couple of good places to eat, including Island Chef. You are really isolated out here, so be prepared to entertain yourself. Food at the stores is expensive ($8.50 for a gallon of milk!), but the plate lunches from any of the places around are big enough to have leftovers for dinner.
It would be nice if the place had an outside grill, more washcloths, and more Dvds & games. You should consider this cottage as luxury camping, not the luxury youâd expect at a hotel for $200+/night.
Response from Robin Andrew - 06/07/2012
This review is wrong on a number of counts and way out of line with all guestbook and personal comments. There are over 80 really nice notes in the books, no bad ones, and on our other websites there are nothing but fulsome 5-star reviews. These thoroughly contradict her "luxury camping" comment, and of course our pricing is based on two bedrooms and all the facilities, thus not comparable with a room at an hotel.Our efforts to make guests welcome and comfortable and to help them enjoy the delights that Hana has to offer are greatly appreciated by everyone except the writer of the above, who failed to contact us with her concerns. We live in a rainforest in the tropics, so a few bugs are unavoidable, but we do our best and the cottage is certainly kept extremely clean and nice.