Since I haven't stayed here, I thought I would just post my thoughts on the forum vs under reviews as I just got back from spending the morning at a friend's cottage at Hale Makai on the North Shore.
They are adorable!!! I can really see a honeymoon couple, or small family staying here. These cluster of small cottages sits right on the (windy) beach and just one house down from Mediterrean Gourment Restaurant. ( I recommended to my friends they have dinner there last night and they were quite impressed)
The cottage I got to go into is a mountain view 2 bedroom. Very private for 2 couples with a lovely covered porch overlooking the garden and mountains. Big garden too. We heard this cottage will be closed down for awhile so they can do some remodeling. Because of the closeness to the water I can see some rotting of the lanai but new bathrooms and very nicely done. Each cottage has an outdoor shower, theres a laundry facility on site and such a nice private beach. The front cottage (another 2 bedroom) would be my choice to stay. I was really impressed with this place and can now fully recommend them for those seeking a nice small place right on the beach in Haena.
ps (no a/c and it WAS hot inside)