You drive some two hours on the Hana Highway, one of the USA’s 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 beaches—there are six of them, all quite different—are never crowded, our ocean and mountain views are everywhere superb, our people delightful, our rain forest is fascinating and our climate, though wet and encouraging to bugs, perfect. The spiritual feeling of old Hawai’i is hard to find nowadays, yet it permeates Hana, far from tourist hordes. But, if you are looking for a happy place to stay in Hana, you probably know all that already; and that a day trip is not enough. So here’s why to ring us to check out Kolea Cottage as your comfortable, competitively priced, Hana base for a few days or weeks.
Kolea, timber-built in 2003, is located on the lower slopes of the 10,000 foot Mount Haleakala, surrounded by lawn carved out of the forest in a secluded corner of old ranch land. Our 11-acre estate is bursting with flowers, fruit trees and tropical plants of many sorts. Guests are welcome to fruit from our trees, flowers from the garden and books from our library to read while listening to CDs of Hana musicians or the dawn and dusk bird chorus, enjoying the ocean view from the lanai.
Kolea’s principal bedroom has a queen bed, the second bedroom twin beds or king bed. There is an overflow bed for an occasional fifth person in the living room. Soft linen, towels and beach towels are provided. Bathroom with tub. Covered lanai with seating. In total, 1,200 sq ft of comfortable home. The kitchen area, which has plenty of storage and a separate pantry, oven, microwave, blender, and ice-making fridge, is fully equipped with cooking and dining things. The washer and drier are in a closet off the lanai. Kolea has Time Warner cable connected to a 32” flat-screen color TV, CD/DVD player, telephone, internet and wi-fi. Any special requirements—give us a call and we will do our best.
We can on request provide snorkeling gear and boogie boards and we can guide you on the eating possibilities and the many things to do around Hana, including special local events which are often not much publicized. None are more than a short drive away.
Kolea Cottage is named for the beautiful bird that owns the cottage lawn, otherwise known as the Hawaiian golden plover. You may meet her if you are here in the right season, for this remarkable navigator puts on her best plumage and departs in the spring to fly 3,000 miles across the ocean for a summer in Alaska, where she raises a family before returning accurately to our yard in the early fall.TripAdvisor property ID 2194806...Read more
Kolea Cottage, Hana, Maui Hana, Hawaii (Property location is approximate) ?
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We believe Hana is one of the world's delights. A tropical rainforest with USA facilities at the end of a spectacular highway. Best defined by what we don't have - parking meters, traffic lights, street lights (too few 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.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Nearest airport: Hana Airport (HNM), 2 miles Car is recommended
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