Hana Aloha Maui
|Per night||$215 - $225|
Walking distance to Venus Pools, Hana's beautiful coastline and Hamoa beach. Accessible to all the public and private conveniences in the Hana area yet it is still private, peaceful and romantic with all your modern conveniences for this remote rural area.
|Jan 01 2013||Dec 31 2013||$215||$225||$1,500||$6,000||-|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 12.43%|
|Deposits: A reservation deposit of 25% of the total rent is required and due upon reservation confirmation. Balance is due one week before arrival or on arrival if notified in advance. If cancellation is made 45 days in advance the 25% deposit will be refunded. Deposit refunds are subject to a 10% bank cancellation fee. For reservations occurring within 30 days from the time the reservation is made, if reservation is cancelled the deposit is non-refundable unless accommodation is re-booked.|
|Payment Options: Visa, Money Order, Mastercard, Discover, Cashier's Check, American Express, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: The rate is $215/ night double occupancy plus Hawaii Tax of 12.41%. This does not include the second bedroom and bathroom as I close it off unless it is requested. If the second bedroom and bathroom is needed, I do charge an extra nominal fee of $80 which can accommodate two more guests on a king size bed and they have the second bathroom for themselves. For each person after this, I charge $30/night and I turn my lanai with two sofa couch/beds into a 3rd bedroom with clean sheets & pillows|
Walking distance to Hamoa beach, Hana’s beautiful coastline, and Venus pools.
January 25, 2013
Note the name of the place we stayed is different from the name listed here. Hana Palms was a beautiful, quaint, artful, clean, comfortable stay, surrounded by an acre of tropical plants. The house sits to the back of the property far from the road. There is a distant ocean view and a short walk across a field to gorgeous venus pool. The landlord was very gracious, bringing us fresh picked bananas twice. We were very happy with our choice and would recommend staying here. Hana is a quiet laid back little town with lots of scenic adventures. We enjoyed eating at the roadside stands for fresh and delicious food at affordable prices. Don't let the road scare you. Maybe we just hit it right, but we didn't have any trouble either way, and my daughter has motion sickness. We picked up the cd in Paia. It added a lot to our journey by letting us know what was coming up next, what to look for and some background information. It feaures some wonderful Hawiian music between stops. We took our time and explored everything. It's worth it. Call Rebecca at 800-327-8097.
Recently we had friends visiting from Canada and we decided that a visit to Maui is not complete unless you have driven the road to Hana. From past experience we know that as you wind your way along the spectacular east coast of Maui, through the tropical rain forests, past cascading waterfalls and quaint little towns, you become acutely aware that this amazing adventure is all about the journey. We also know that once you arrive in Hana you must spend at least one night there to connect with this very spiritual place. We had already booked our Hana vacation home from owner Lee Lopez whom we had met the day before at his home in Haiku. Hana Aloha Hale sits on 2.5 acres overlooking the ocean.
Surrounded by beautiful palms and tropical flowers, the vacation home with its many windows is designed to bring the outside in and offers a peaceful retreat where you can relax and enjoy just being alive. The garden also hosts a variety of fruit trees and Lee, very hospitably had told us to help ourselves to avocado, papaya and passion fruit. We enjoyed a wonderful happy hour accompanied by the delicious guacamole that we made from an enormous ripe avocado.
Also on the property Lee has built an original Hawaiian Hale crafted as in ancient days when there were no nails or screws and everything was made by hand. For those who want to experience traditional Hawaiian living, the Hale is also available to rent.
In the morning after a pleasant night sleep we awoke to a musical symphony put on by the resident tropical birds and then an amazing sunrise over the ocean. Breakfast was complete with the papaya and passion fruit that we had found the day before. We also enjoyed some amazing tasting juice from some organic oranges that Lee grows on his Haiku farm.
After breakfast we took a walk that Lee had highly recommended. As we made our way along a path overlooking the ocean we came to a large deep bay and were rewarded by the sight of humpback whales enjoying the warm Hana waters. Further along the trail we saw a monk seal resting on the black sand beach and further again we walked through a lush green field past a large herd of grazing cattle who looked at us with a bit of suspician. Luckily for us there were no bulls in the herd so we didn't have to worry about being chased. Our Irish friend Carol, noticed that most of them were laying down, which she said was a sign that rain was on the way. Superstition or not, it did sprinkle a bit of warm pineapple juice, so maybe the lucky pennies she kept finding really were pennies from heaven.
We were sad when it was time to leave our Hana Vacation Home but Carol, Fred, Les and I will be back to the Hana Aloha Hale and highly recommend it if you want an unforgettable Hana experience! Many Mahalos to our native Hawaiian host, Lee Lopez, for sharing his beautiful Hale with us.
Sunday, February 22, 2009