Panoramic ocean view, studio cottage, 1 queen bed, full kitchen, BBQ, 1 bath
About Michelle Horen
My name is Michelle and I manage this heavenly cottage for and old family friend, Chuck. This cottage is truly a hidden gem and it brings me great joy to be able to help share it with guests. Their gratitude is a constant reminder of how special this place is that we call home.
Michelle Horen purchased this Studio in 1956
Why Michelle Horen chose Hana
Many of our guests return annually. They all say the photos don't do the place justice. Everyone declares the view spectacular. There are 70 acres of government preserve between the cottage and the shore. Even so, when the whales are here (Dec-Apr), you can hear them splash and see them jump. Cattle and a few horses abound in the preserve you can watch their calves frolic. A thoroughly restful place. The serene views and private nature of the cottage offer a sanctuary of kinds for guests.
What makes this Studio unique
Koali Ranch Cottage started out as a vacant lot set aside for a school house. In 1955, the Territory of Hawaii decided that it did not need a school there and auctioned it. Chuck's parents were successful bidders. The Territory insisted that the house be erected within a year. The cottage was designed by local architect John Tatum working with island famous Val Ossipoff.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Children not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful ocean view cottage
We have been to remarkable places all over the world and I don’t know if we could have found a cottage that represents all that Hana is, better than Koali Ranch. It was just perfect for our 3-night stay. It is well equipped, simple but elegant and has a fabulous view. We’ll be back to Hana and the Koali Ranch Cottage In the future!
Thank you for your fantastic review. It really means a lot to Michelle, Christine and me. We look forward to seeing you again. Chuck Gray
Sweet, sweet BIG VIEW cottage!
Very unassuming front and a little close to the road but as soon as you walk in and see the views, it is a big WOW!! The covered lanai is the true living space with 2 comfortable lounge chairs and dining table and views that go on and on.
Kitchen is well stocked and, again, has big views.
Bathroom is updated with large shower.
Beach chairs and towels provided.
Highly recommend the Huli Huli chicken at Koki Beach!
Staying at Michelle’s cottage was a true dream! The photos of the property are spot on to what you can expect (even better since the shower and bathroom have been updated since and is great!). My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our 3 nights in Hana and being able to really explore the area. Forever thankful that this place exists and that Michelle and her family share it with the world.
We loved your little cottage. The views are spectacular from the lanai. We absolutely love the sliding door opening up the rear of the cottage. It was a great stopover for our trip to Hana and then on around the backside of Haleakala. If only the roads were better!
We are very sorry that you were not able completely enjoy your stay. Guest satisfaction is our top priority. If this happens again I would urge you to contact the owner/manager during your stay so that they may have a chance to resolve any issues you might be having while you are there. Take care and aloha! Michelle
Cute Private Cottage - Perfect staycation
The Koali Cottage was a delight to stay in. The structure and surroundings have been there for years, and love how they were preserved to enjoy today. The views are breathtaking and stars are infinity. We really enjoyed our stay here and would like to come back and re-live this experience in a couple years. Privacy Yes, Easy to find yes, Centrally positioned yes. Mahalo
Gliding, swim in mountain pools just a 5 minute walk away. 20 minutes away from the Haleakala National Park named for tourists as the Seven Sacred Pools. Most people nap on the lanai and wake up in time to spot the shining telescope dome
atop Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. Then they enjoy the swirling colors as the sun sets. You don't see the sun go into the ocean, but if it rains you can often see rainbows over the ocean).