Koali Ranch Cottage


Rates: $365 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: Q (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 261 reviews)
The view of the ocean and coastal pasture makes guests exclaim "wow" as they enter the dutch doors of this cozy cottage.

This is a place to relax. You can watch the whales play and hear them sing at night. The cows lazily graze through the pasture below with the Big Island of Hawaii off in the distance. Sunrises and sunsets offer stunning colors across the sky. You can also appreciate the views from the comfort of your bed. We have stocked the cottage with all of the amenities you will need to make you feel right at home.

For the more adventurous, there are hikes, beaches, and waterfalls nearby. Haleakala National Park (7 Sacred Pools) is located 4 miles south of the cottage and Hamoa Beach is 3.5 miles north. A small freshwater pond is only 1/4 mile down the road.

GET 4.177%
TAT 10.25%
MCTAT 3.52% Registration Number: 150070020000, TA-104-884-2240-01, GE-104-884-2240-01

Koali Ranch Cottage Reviews



Kevin F.
March 2024
The unobstructed panoramic view of the ocean from the deck was enjoyed during breakfast, lunch and dinner and also just lounging or observing the cows grazing close by. The kitchen was highly functional as was the smaller bathroom with a larger waterfall shower. Parking right outside the front door allowed convenient loading and unloading for many beach trips and visits to the National Park just a few miles away.


Jerry J.
February 2024
Magical views of the ocean. Perfect way to break up the road to Road to Hana. Very close to the Wai'anapanapa State Park (must make reservations), Hana Lava Tubes, Hamoa Beach and the Pipiwai Trail, so save these stops to visit from this home base. The food trucks are all great ! My Tita's is a must stop for coffee. Stop at Hana Farms for a delicious wood fired pizza or cook in the well equipped kitchen and relax. The only issue we encountered was the beach chairs were not usuable, the owner was not aware of this and was going to replace. 5 star communication and location ! Very happy we stayed here.


Michael H.
February 2024
Great place with a great view!


suzanne d.
February 2024
We absolutely loved this gem! The area is beautiful and the views are endless. I drank coffee in bed and gazed out at the ocean every morning. We will be back!


Kari B.
January 2024
The cottage is quiet and peaceful! The view is spectacular! We had coffee and breakfast on the lanai every morning as we watched the rain roll in and out. This place is just perfect for two to relax and unwind after a day of hiking and travel on the road to Hana!


Jack K.
January 2024
This property was advertised as having a hot tub and that was one of the primary reasons I chose it. This property DOES NOT have a hot tub and apparently never did. I will be requesting a refund.


Allexis K.
December 2023
Overall a really good stay. Unfortunately hit some complications that had me stranded as the home owner just happened to be out of town- beware the front door is auto locking so even if you’re just stepping out to your car have the house key in hand! I had also met a centipede for the first time which was also a first for me. Clean house with all of the amenities needed as well a comfortable bed.


GARY B.
November 2023
We absolutely loved our stay in this cottage in Hana. I cant recommend it enough. It was everything we hoped for. Clean and very comfortable for the two of us celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. The bed was super comfortable. The kitchen provided everything we needed. We cooked on the charcoal grill one night. The porch facing the ocean was magical to have coffee in the morning and cocktails at night. Ocean on one side- breath taking mountains on the other side! Cows grazing and mooing 20 ft. from our front door. It was just amazing in every way! We stayed 3 nights so we could really spend time in Hana and explore and not feel rushed. If you're looking for a place to stay in Hana, just stop looking and book this cottage- if its available! We do recommend you rent a Jeep or similar vehicle so you can easily park at the cottage.


Theresa B.
October 2023
We loved the little cottage. Waking up to the sound of birds and watching them from the deck everyday was wonderful. The absolute privacy of our deck was a real treat! The appliances were in excellent condition and easy to use. The screens kept all insects . This is a honeymoon cottage even if you’ve been together 50 years‼️💯☮️💖😍


Caitlin H.
October 2023
Everything was wonderful! The location was perfect for a relaxing and quiet getaway and the views were beautiful. The house had everything we needed from kitchen supplies to beach gear. The checkin instructions were accurate and we appreciated the detailed instructions. Hana and this house was our favorite stay during our trip to Hawaii and we were so sad to leave!


Ben L.
October 2023
Great little place for our honeymoon! There are quite a few bugs around the place and ants can get on the counter very easily, so just be aware of that with lights at night and such. But the place is just off the road to Hana and is super close to great beaches and hikes! It's a small place but it's plenty of room for 2. But it was very peaceful, the view is amazing, and we would highly recommend this place!


Guy W.
September 2023
Beautiful location, well outfitted and clean cottage overlooking the ocean and the Big Island in the distance.


John S.
September 2023
This was an awesome house. We loved it. Hope to come back


Nate S.
September 2023
Property is small but everything you need. Definitely a very private country feeling with amazing views. Very relaxing, this property is close to the road but traffic is not very busy.


Gregg W.
August 2023
Gorgeous view, perfect place for a couple, comfortable bed, has almost everything you need to have a "unplugged" vacation getaway. Bring groceries/drink with you to have what you want as choices are limited in Hana, and more expensive. No AC, but the normal winds thru this cottage keep it quite comfortable. Really enjoyed our stay and would stay here again for sure.


Elke V.
July 2023
We could not be happier and grateful we got the chance to reload our batteries at such a beautiful place. The cottage might not look that eye catching from the outside but once you enter, you are simply in paradise! The cottage had all we needed to find relaxation and comfort. The cows wandering by and the breathtaking ocean view right from the bed/patio are amazing. You go to sleep with and wake up to the ocean view. No AC, and it was not needed at all! We enjoyed the fresh air and the easy things you can do in Hana. I specially the Hamoa beach. Deeply recommend for some paradisiacal me out.


Corey B.
July 2023
This was our second time staying here and it was just as great as the first time. You will have a hard time finding a view with ocean and cow noise that is this spectacular. If you want a relaxing stay with an adventure getting there then this place is it! Thanks for letting us enjoy this wonderful place one more time.


Lisa C.
July 2023
Loved our stay. It was very peaceful and had a wonderful view. Very relaxing.


Jim P.
July 2023
Cottage was perfect for what we were looking for! Definitely the best place to stay in order to get away from the touristy areas of Maui. We enjoyed every moment in the cottage!


Brian M.
June 2023
Exactly as advertised - This house is great and Hana is my favorite place on earth


Virginia P.
June 2023
If you are looking for serene and beautiful this is your place. Hana is the quiet, out of the way side of the island and this cottage epitomizes that. The view is stunning. Being able to see the sun rise over the ocean from bed is amazing. Cottage is not fancy, but has a lot a character and everything you need.


Grace J.
June 2023
Still dreaming about this place. The most calming and cozy cottage - with cows mooing, rolling hills and ocean views. Michelle was very responsive and sweet and made sure we had everything we needed. Already planning our next trip back. Thanks so much again!


Asklkay K.
May 2023
This property was incredible! Very good location, well equipped and clean. The kitchen had everything we needed for some light cooking (microwave, fridge, some oil/utensils and a pan) and the view was spectacular. We didn't really have much of a problem with bugs/lizards either.


Renee T.
May 2023
We loved the cottage so much! It was by far our favorite of the five places we stayed across Oahu, Hawaii and Maui during our three week vacation. We loved the remote location, the incredible view from the lanai, and the easy access to the Kipahulu District of Haleakala NP. (PRO TIP: It's a 20ish minute drive from the cottage to the Pipiwai trailhead. Arrive there at 7:30 AM to have the waterfalls, banyan tree, and bamboo forest completely to yourself. Otherwise expect a non-stop line of people.) We only stayed three nights and wished we'd stayed longer. Maybe next time!


Jan F.
April 2023
Amazing tranquility, breathtaking view from the lanai. We loved the birds singing at 6, the rain, full moon and just watching the clouds and light change. Definitely food for the soul! Michelle was very gracious! Thank you for another memorable trip, we’ll be back!


Matt H.
April 2023
Amazing no frills rental property with stunning ocean views. The route to get to the house is a bit difficult to navigate (as described), but once there it is a peaceful private property with all of the essentials covered.


Heather S.
April 2023
This property was absolutely amazing! Can not say enough about it! Absolutely perfect get away for two! Complete with everything you need. Will be returning!


LaDean C.
April 2023
Lovely place to stay. Kitchen was stocked well. Would have been nice to have a gas BBQ grill. We enjoyed time on the lanai watching whales and cows.


Pedro C.
April 2023
I was skeptical about this listing being as good as it looked and described. As it turned out I was right, it was better. It was comfortable and well equipped but the best part is the location right on the water front. It feels like your are alone in a place you only see on television. Despite the fatigue of a long day driving to Hana, I couldn’t wait to wake up to see what the sunrise would look like and it didn’t disappoint. I will definitely stay longer on our next trip to Maui.


Gillian A.
March 2023
We had a lovely stay at the Koali Ranch Cottage. We ended each day relaxing on our lanai overlooking the ocean. It was perfect.


Sarah S.
March 2023
This was exactly what we were looking for our time in Maui. We enjoyed the slower pace of life there and the small town feel of Hana. Definitely would stay again if we ever make our way to Maui in the future.


Pat&Laurie S.
March 2023
Gorgeous ocean view, privacy, a million stars. The Koali Cottage had everything we needed for a memorable stay. We loved it and can highly recommend.


Jill R.
March 2023
My husband and I stayed here for the last three nights of our ten night vacation in Hawaii and it was a perfect place to relax after being very touristy for the first part of the trip. We were fortunate to have perfect weather, but even if it had rained, the lanai was protected enough to enjoy the outdoors. We loved the view of the ocean w whales and the Big Island on the other side. The cows grazing below the lanai added to the serenity and character of this cute little cottage on the ranch. The close proximity to the east side of Haleakala NP was a bonus so we could hike there early in the am to beat the crowd. We would definitely return here and recommend it to our friends. Staying in Hana was a recommendation from our neighbors who had driven the Road to Hana before us and we were grateful for the heads up- it contributed greatly to the relaxing end of our trip. Thank you for sharing your property w us!


Bruce V.
March 2023
The place is charming, old, historic, retro, great view of the ocean, wall of windows to enjoy nighttime and day break, a one of a kind place to experience Maui/Hana. It’s lacks the basics, grill and charcoal provided, but no lighter or matches to get the grill started, no metal bbq tools, no aluminum foil. No coffee provided (everywhere we staid on the island they always provided ground coffee) refrigerator is full of odds and ends that people have left and may or may not have passed expiration date. No bar of soap for the shower, again you can find odds and ends that people have left under the bathroom sink for shampoo and conditioners. Basic needs are not taken care of for such a wonderful location. Needs much improvement on the services and amenities that are not provided. Extremely disappointed


Philina R.
February 2023
Amazing view and well-stocked cottage. We spent most of our time on the lanai, watching the rain clouds and listening to the cows.


Amy B.
February 2023
Loved this quaint cottage!!! What a wonderful place to stay after exploring the road to Hana!


Brian and Mary S.
February 2023
We loved our stay here. We stay a few nights in Hana every time we visit Maui, and this by far was our favorite spot. We usually have a couple of our children with us, and this cottage perfect for just us two. We enjoyed the cute cottage and it had everything we needed. The view of the ocean is absolutely stunning. Sitting on the back lanai with that view, made it very hard to leave to explore Hana. We picked up food in town every night and ate at the cottage so we could enjoy the ocean and sunset! The cows roaming the hillside, the birds, butterflies, geckos, were a bonus! Since it is a little outside of Hana it was a very quiet area too. We will definitely stay here again! Thank you for a wonderful experience!


Dean C.
February 2023
Excellent place, we could see and hear humpback whales breaching. The cows were an amusing bonus. Aloha and Mahalo, Dean and Lori


susan p.
January 2023
This is a cute little cottage with the most spectacular view, such a peaceful retreat for a few days!


Leslie H.
January 2023
We loved it and would recommend it.


Michael M.
January 2023
Loved this cozy and relaxing cottage in Hana!


Julie H.
January 2023
The cottage provides a feast for the senses and balm for the soul. The sound of the surf, the songs of the birds, the lowing of the cattle, and the clicking of the gheckos. They set the scene for a beautiful and relaxing tropical experience.


Amber H.
January 2023
Perfect home to spend our honeymoon! Beautiful views to watch the sunrise and sunset.


Kristen K.
January 2023
Absolutely adorable quaint, quiet and relaxing little cottage! We loved our time in Hana and staying here with the cows was the best part! The views are unbeatable!


Brian W.
December 2022
This is a GREAT place to stay! Very quiet, very cozy the ocean view from the deck is amazing. This cottage is far enough away from the high tourist areas but close enough to shops, food and stores the location is just right.


Heather G.
December 2022
This property helped make our stay in Hana perfect! The view is amazing! The home had everything we needed, it was very compfortable and clean, and in a great location. We could not spend enough time out on the lanai. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip.


Colin W.
December 2022
First of all, the view from the lanai is incredible. The town of Hana is quite charming. As there’s not a lot of food options we cooked dinners in and dined on the lanai. The place was very clean and the surrounding area was very quiet and peaceful. We were there during a massive thunderstorm and got quite the show. Great place! 10/10 would come back!


Charise S.
December 2022
The perfect place to hide out and get away...


Harry R.
December 2022
What a beautiful little cottage . We where able to see the lava flow on Mauna Loa at night and the rain come in and pass by during the day. The cows came to visit in the afternoon. Will definitely come back


John L.
November 2022
We ere there to get married. We’ll be back for an anniversary in the future!


Christy G.
November 2022
What can we say other than we loved and wee grateful for every single second at the cottage. I was in love the moment we walked through the door! Everything was cute, clean and perfect. Mornings were peaceful as we enjoyed coffee and breakfast on the lanai with birds and butterflies. One of our sunsets included the cows! The sliding doors offering ocean views was such a treat. Sleeping to the sound of the ocean was heaven. Such a beautiful beautiful spot. I was so sad to leave!! We can’t wait to return.❤️


Sara W.
October 2022
The cottage is lovely and has everything you need. Super convenient to Hana and surrounding hiking, you can't go wrong staying at the Koli Ranch Cottage - highly recommend!


Kim C.
October 2022
What a magical property!! You can feel the love in this wonderful cabin. My husband and I were here for only two nights and wished we could have spent more time. It's a short drive from Hana and VERY private. It has a huge sliding glass doors that are screened onto the lanai. The bed sits right by this and made for quiet, cool and wonderful sleeping.The views are simply spectacular. Each day hiking, exploring and relaxing on nearby beaches, we stopped in Hana and picked up dinner from one of the many fabulous food trucks and took back to the cabin and ate on the lanai. However, if you want to cook while staying there, you will have everything you will need. Michelle is very responsive and nearby. We had no problems finding the cabin or with access. When we come to Maui, we will definitely stay here. There's still a lot to explore.


Howard W.
October 2022
Great spot to spend a night and to explore the road to Hana more slowly. Super close to the national parks and great view of the ocean next to some cows.


tony g.
October 2022
Easy easy!!


Cheri L.
October 2022
Our previous visits to Hana always felt rushed as we typically stay in Kihei when we visit Maui. We decided to book this cottage to allow ourselves some time to leisurely explore the area. OMG! Might be our absolute FAVORITE!! The cottage is PERFECT for a couple & SO COZY that you just might not leave this little nest!! (We opted to stay in for one of our days because it IS just that wonderful!). If we return, this will be on our MUST DO stays.


Susan G.
September 2022
This property was absolutely amazing. The view and setting alone are more than enough reason to stay here. You are just outside of the town of Hana. To stay here, and get up in the morning before other tourists arrive for the day is perfection. After the best rainstorm of my life on the first night, we got up, drove up the road and enjoyed the amazing fresh waterfall, alone. Then drove in to town for a few supplies, the post office and were back relaxing on the lanai before anyone else arrived to town. The setting is so peaceful. There are geckos which come out in the evening and are interesting to watch. The cottage is very well stocked and comfortable. We slept with all the windows / slider open each night. It was wonderful to listen to nature outside. Trust me, there IS a reason the bed has a blanket. Cows and their calfs did come right up to the deck for some lovely grass. We drove back down Hana Hwy @ 5 am to see a friend before catching a flight. The drive is easy. Watch out however for cows and peacocks on the road early am. I highly recommend this property. It was impeccably clean and oh so comfortable. I hated to leave. Would mutch rather have stayed in the cottage than moving on to Kauai. Enjoy this, pure bliss 💎 ❤


Kathleen M.
September 2022
The patio overlooking the ocean was our favorite spot for breakfast or sunset watching. The kitchen had everything you need.


Barbara S.
September 2022
The Koali Cottage was perfect for our first ever trip to Hawaii. The location may be a bit more challenging to get to, but worth the longer drive from the airport in exchange for where you end up! When you first walk in the front door, you can’t beat the sweeping ocean views across the entire back of the cottage. Waking up to that view (in a very comfy bed) every morning was incredible. Coming home to it after a day of adventures was also instantly soothing and wonderful. We spent lots of time on the large comfortable lanai enjoying meals and watching sunrises and sunsets. The cottage was pretty clean despite some of the expected worn-in nooks and crannies that one might expect in an old cottage (and from some recent renovations), which didn’t bother us or affect our stay. But all the bedding and sitting areas and everything we used each day was very clean and tidy. The cottage is well appointed with everything you need to enjoy time there. With windows everywhere, glorious cross breezes, passing rain showers, and multiple fans, we didn’t feel any need for AC. The cottage was kept naturally cool and very comfortable for sleeping. This special place is truly a magical spot and we found it very hard to tear ourselves away at the end of our stay. I sincerely hope we get to return and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone visiting Maui. And the property manager Michelle was also super responsive and very helpful for any questions. Mahalo for a perfect stay on our vacation!


Donna S.
September 2022
Awesome views. Cozy and comfortable.


Tom L.
September 2022
Perfect place to stay if you wish to spend a few days in Hana. Perfect for a couple celebrating their 10-year anniversary! We really enjoyed our beautiful views from the deck. The sliding doors provided ocean views from both inside and outside the house. Thank you for a great stay.


Elaine S.
September 2022
Our stay at this quaint cottage was exactly what we were looking for, while exploring Hana. The location on the cottage allowed us to explore the area well rested. The views from the lanai were breathtaking. I would recommend this listing if you are planning on exploring Hana.


Lauren H.
September 2022
My husband and I rented this charming cottage for a few days to explore the Hana area and Haleakala National Park. It was the perfect place to rest and relax with a view that is stunning. We loved the cows across the street and hearing the moos and waves of the ocean while we read on the porch each morning. It was perfect! We would absolutely stay here again.


Brian H.
August 2022
Our three day stay in this picturesque cottage was the highlight of our 7 day honeymoon. The pictures simply don't do justice to the experience of sunrise greetings as coffee is brewing, banana bread warming, waves crashing far below; cattle lowing, ocean breezes blowing, trees creaking and rustling, rainbows shining, birds calling, flowers blooming, and sunsets glowing as the wine is chilling. The cottage was comfortable, clean, nicely appointed and the view from the lanai that made it hard to leave in the morning to see the many noteworthy sights nearby. The location IS superb, however, for allowing early morning, uncrowded access to some of the most tourist heavy attractions on the east side. The property manager, Michelle, was just absolutely wonderful to communicate with and gracious with our questions. It helped to follow the guidelines of the house and we ended up having no issues with bugs or critters because of it. Personally, I have always loved the company of geckos -- I find their chirping comforting, and they eat bugs! What's not to like? As our stay fell on a weekend we were able to catch some live music and ono pizza at Hana farms one lovely evening. Definitely recommend bringing a few food staples with you for variety, but also recommend picking up fruit from roadside stands and trying some of the local food trucks and restaurants as well. This is the east side, so be prepared for rain at some point, but chances are good that it will be short lived and bring dazzling rainbows. Mahalo to the owner for sharing this bit of paradise with so many!


Mike R.
August 2022
We arrived and very easily feel in love with this very homey cottage. We enjoyed the lanai for the early evening then went into town for dinner. Upon arrival back at the cottage there was a HUGE cockroach on the ceiling above the bed. We did not leave any doors open or have any lights on but still there it was. Needless to say, I could not sleep there and we ended up sleeping in our car.


Kristi M.
August 2022
The view is amazing! What a beautiful place to unwind!


Mindy S.
July 2022
The cottage was a cute and relaxing getaway on the island of Maui. After a long and windy drive on the Hana Highway, it was so nice to be greeted by this clean, relaxing, and quaint destination. Try to arrive during daylight hours though so you can find your way! Even with no A/C, it was very comfortable with the ceiling fan and windows open. The place was very clean and well-stocked with a full kitchen, beach towels, etc. You can choose to bring your own food or there are great little places to grab food in Hana a brief drive away.


Victoria W.
July 2022
Amazing place near Hana. Views of the ocean from the bed/lanai is absolutely phenomenal!!!


EARL C.
July 2022
Amazing 5 star review! Everything was great! The Lanai View is top notch/unbeatable!!! but i regrettably do need to make it 4.5 stars because of the bugs that tend to creep in. So if you’re insect-phobic, something to consider. But still the positives outweigh the 1 negative.


April S.
July 2022
Relaxing environment with stunning view of the ocean. When we arrived I was worried about the noise level due how closeness to the road. Noise wasn’t a problem at all! We enjoyed the closeness to the hiking trails. Early morning hiking is ideal, little to no trail traffic and you get to experience the true beauty of nature before it becomes disturbed by tourists. The cottage was stunning, check in was easy. Highly recommend for individuals seeking so R&R in nature.


Amanda T.
June 2022
We had a wonderful stay here! So close to everything. Also, they had a bunch of extra nice amenities for use such as body lotion, etc. The cooler, beach chairs, beach towels and umbrella were also awesome since we were not able to bring ours.


Ernest H.
June 2022
Great location. We had a great stay.


Steve R.
May 2022
It was all we hoped for and much more. We got cows instead of condo complexes and high rise hotels. How cool is that? We’ll be back!


Sara L.
May 2022
Everything was just as described. An absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish. This piece of paradise is a perfect place to stay and relax. Close to town but it feels so far away. And the views are indescribably stunning. We can’t wait to come back again someday.


Susan M.
May 2022
Wow! This cute little cottage is in an amazing location on a small cattle farm right on the coast. The views from the Lanai are indescribably gorgeous. If you are lucky, a few hungry cows may come greet you near the Lanai. The house is very comfortable and we found the kitchen perfectly suitable for cooking our meals to enjoy on the Lanai. At night there are stars all the way to the horizon. Getting there is an adventure along the road to Hana. There are great beaches, waterfalls, hiking all within short, exciting drives. We already miss this place, it will forever be in our memory as a happy place for a meditatve moment of Zen.


Jennifer T.
May 2022
We had a great time staying here. I really loved seeing the cows graze. This was the perfect location for us to rest after driving the road to Hana and then start our morning hikes before the crowds rolled in.


Hannah A.
May 2022
This place is exactly like the posting!! My husband and I stayed here for the last 3 days of our trip. It was the perfect, relaxing on the back deck every morning and night. The location is wonderful. There is a grocery store and food trucks within 15 minutes. It was nice to be able to enjoy the different sites along Hana over a few days, instead of cramming it all into one day. The host was extremely responsive to the one question we asked. We would definitely recommend staying here to anyone !! Small piece of paradise on earth ❤️


Alexa L.
May 2022
We stayed for a few nights at this beautiful cottage and loved it! The view off the deck was beautiful. It’s close to Hana town, some beautiful beaches and waterfalls! Watching the sunrises off the deck was perfect. We were able to do activities on the road to Hana on our own time thanks to the great location of the cottage. Thank you having us, it’s a trip we’ll never forget as we got engaged at Homoa beach!


Robert S.
April 2022
If you like the description you will like the cottage - it is exactly as described. Out in the country with a fantastic ocean view. All glass (with screens) on the makai side so you can see the ocean from the bed. We slept with the doors open and heard the waves as we woke up. A wonderful place!



April 2022
Long road to Hana from Kahului! We were glad to have a place to stop. Glad we brought groceries as well, limited foodie scene around Hana.


Tanner D.
April 2022
Worth the drive out here! Loved every second of our stay!


Srikrishnan M.
April 2022
If you are looking for clean, peaceful country experience in Maui, away from the crowds and for a reasonable price, I would highly recommend this cottage. The view and the sounds were spectacular, the inside of the house was much nicer than expected. We were expecting to deal with more bugs and geckos based on the listing, but we hardly even noticed them. Overall, we had a lovely stay and would definitely be staying there again if we go back to Hana.


Emily C.
April 2022
Just as pleasant as the listing made it seem. Rain or shine. Right on the road but a world away.


Chris M.
March 2022
This open air, cozy, quaint, clean and tastefully decorated cottage with family art was beyond wonderful; truly worth the challenging road to Hana. It has all the creature comforts; well stocked kitchen, dreamy bed, large shower. Communication with Michelle was prompt, efficient and courteous. We spent 6 memorable days mostly enjoying the spacious lanai, ever changing light, colors and sea surf. How delightful to see the cows graze in the pasture below or to see the Milky Way at night. There are many notebooks from the past 23 years from world travelers filled with stories and art inspired by this magical cottage. We feel fortunate to be among them. Mahalo nui loa!!!


Evan H.
February 2022
What a great location on the Road to Hana and excellent view of the sunrise. The cottage had all the conveniences and appliances we needed as well!


Harry T.
February 2022
The property as nice or even nicer than on the site. Very clean, phenomenal views, very private. Like a little slice of heaven. And loved the cows too. Can’t say enough!


Heather
February 2022
My husband and I had a wonderful 3 nights stay in this property. It is very comfortable and extremely serene and relaxing. There is plenty of sightseeing nearby, but honestly, we loved being "home" so much, we didn't want to be away for too long. Waking up to the ocean and morning stars still in the sky on the horizon was such a perfect way to start every day.


Jerome F.
February 2022
It was secluded, but it felt safe. Neighbors were virtually out of sight from the balcony. So it was pretty much the most amazing panorama view of an undeveloped, east Maui out towards Big Island. Super cool. It is was only 10-15mins from Hana. Easy to find by GPS. Cell reception was good for that side of the island. If going south the following day, it would be a 10min drive through some switchbacks to the Haleakala National Park. Perfect stop for our plan. All facilities worked properly. The only thing I would wish for is a washer/dryer and more outlet plugs. However, that didn't matter too much to us as we were only there one day. Also, the cattle came up to the house at night which was cool! I would recommend to those who could afford it!


David C.
February 2022
A short drive away from Hana town and was a bit scared driving around but once we got there, the place was amazing. Would def recommend it and stay again. Place was so clean! Amazing views! Place is also convenient for the last couple of stops if doing the Road to Hana.


David K.
February 2022
This property is a free standing, one bedroom cottage on the Southeast coast of Maui near Hana. The view from the porch is spectacular. There are other properties nearby but they are out of view so that the only thing you see from the porch is pasture, forest, ocean, and the Big Island in the distance. Enjoy the sites nearby early-morning or late-afternoon to avoid the crush of the Road to Hana day trippers. Retreat to your beautiful porch mid-afternoon for a happy hour while the crowds pass. The property manager clearly pays attention to the details...amenities, styling, and cleanliness were all perfect. The word "ranch" in the property is real. You'll have cows as neighbors and they are the best. Hana (restaurants, food trucks, groceries, gas) is just a short drive. For added adventure, travel in a Jeep and take the South road back to the other side of the island. The panoramic views on the South side are a stark contrast and equally beautiful to those on the North side Road to Hana.


GUOPING Z.
January 2022
I loved the balcony. Enjoyed to see sunrises and sunsets everyday!


Sandra H.
January 2022
We loved our stay at Michelle’s- perfect peaceful escape.❤️


Teresa W.
January 2022
Great place to take in the ocean views and relax. Very convenient and comfortable.


Melanie L.
January 2022
Cottage was really cute and the view from the balcony instantly relaxes you! Hana is definitely a sleepy beach town and this was a great place to get away for a few days!


Ben K.
January 2022
Overall liked the place: it was clean, great view, and kept a good temperature at night. The driving to get around the island from here is pretty but long — plan accordingly! We had a few small lizards greet us upon arrival in the space — which was fine and we got used to it just be aware of this. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and feel like this is the perfect place to stay in Hana.


Deana R.
January 2022
This is a beautiful and quiet place. Thank you!


Manali V.
January 2022
We stayed at the Koali Ranch cottage for a couple of days during our first trip to East Maui, and we could not have asked for a better stay. We loved the little ranch cottage, with it's high floor-to-ceiling windows and lanai to enjoy a beautiful view of coastal pastures and the ocean. With the birds singing and the cows grazing, this cottage will give you a slice of rural life in East Maui. Spending the night here will give you the opportunity to hike the Pipiwai trail, Seven Sacred pools and visit the East Maui beaches before the crowds driving the road to Hana arrive by noon. You are not too far from the food trucks/convenience store either, making your stay comfortable. The host, Michelle was prompt with addressing our concerns/requests during our stay, and we would love to come back again!


Beth W.
December 2021
We absolutely loved our 3-night stay in the cottage!!! I spent nearly every minute sitting on the covered lanai (deck) that looks out over green pastures and trees to the ocean, with a glimpse of the Big Island in the distance. Listening to the birds and waves, seeing a few whale spouts and watching the sun, rain and thunder/lightning storms pass overhead... It was so peaceful and quite magical! And very private. Nearest neighbor is some distance away. Other than hearing the occasional car pass by on the road, the only sounds were the birds singing and the waves crashing on the cliffs far below the cottage. My only issue was that the bed was too soft for me. I ended up sleeping on the floor on the lounger cushion, which was surprisingly comfortable! Highly recommended!!


Patrick F.
December 2021
We only stayed for one night in this cottage but caught an amazing sunset and the best sunrise I've ever seen! The place was clean and the shower was excellent and very welcome after a full day to Hana. We loved the breeze-through windows and giant sliding glass door to the patio. This cottage was my girlfriend's favorite part of our trip. We had some rains while we were sleeping and the raindrops on the steel roof made the experience even more special. Highly recommended!!


paolo g.
December 2021
The views are unobstructed and breathtaking. We were in our own personal oasis. So peaceful and relaxing. It was much better than staying at a resort. Loved it all.

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