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Private, Convenient Location, 'Pilialoha Cottage' - Permitted

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Spacious one-bedroom Cottage on two acre property

Lonely Planet 'Discover Maui', Top Choice in Haiku, described as 'Pilialoha blends countryside charm with all the comforts of a home away from home. The sunny split-level cottage has one pretty setting, nestled in a eucalyptus grove. Everything inside is pretty, too. But it is the warm hospitality and attention to detail that shine brightest.'

Romantic free-standing spacious one-bedroom cottage, perfect for two people. Living/Dining room with a fully equipped kitchen, with complimentary coffees & teas.

The bedroom is split-level, with the upper level containing a dressing area leading to the bathroom with a shower/tub combination. The step-down bedroom has a queen size bed and a private lanai. There is also an indoor laundry facility (detergent provided). On your arrival day, fruits, juice, milk, bread & cereal will be placed in the kitchen.

The location is very convenient to explore all parts of Maui from here. Many of our guests have expressed how they look forward to coming back to the cottage to relax each evening after their daily activities.

We reside on the same property and are available for assistance and information any time during your stay.

Aloha, Bill & Machiko Heyde, Pilialoha Cottage.

The following is required for valid, permitted B&Bs:

County of Maui B&B Permit - BBPH 2010/0005

Hawaii Tax ID - TA & GE 145-312-7680-01

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Haiku-Pauwela Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Private, Convenient Location, 'Pilialoha Cottage' - Permitted
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Quiet. Restful. Hospitable.

  • 5 of 5

The Pilialoha Cottage is clean and orderly—but generous. The hosts are hospitable, but not at all in your face. The cottage us private but spacious and the hosts provide many basics and grace notes that other (far more expensive) condos omit.

Makawao and the interesting ocean beaches and Haleakala are easy to access from this location.

We are glad we stayed here.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quaint, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose to stay here on a quick trip to Maui without the kids. We had a wonderful peaceful time. The location is great, easy driving to many of the Maui attractions. Only one hour up to Haleakala for sunrise! Cottage was pristine. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect anniversary getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had settled on Maui as the place to go for our 44th anniversary, and we were looking for something more intimate and charming than the standard beach condo. Paging through the reviews for Maui cottages on VRBO we marked Pilialoha Cottage as a "finalist" for our choice of a place to stay. After narrowing the search, we settled on Pilialoha Cottage for 10 days in October, 2017. Upon our arrival, Bill and Machiko introduced themselves, helped us unload our rental car, and gave us a tour of the cottage. The first impression is what it feels like to drop in on old friends for a visit. The cottage is all that is advertised in the reviews; neat as a pin, comfortable in a gorgeous setting, and well appointed with absolutely everything we could possibly need, but it is Bill and Machiko Heyde that move this cottage from five stars to something very special. They live in the "big house" next door, and will provide anything that you might need for your stay. Having said that, it is hard to think for anything that is not already provided, from fresh fruit and eggs, to home-baked muffins (Machiko just e-mailed us the recipe), milk and cereal, to every conceivable convenience one might need, even outdoor slippers Advice to travelers: only pack clothes, a camera and a toothbrush and you will be fine. The location in upcountry Maui is rural and bucolic, but close enough to restaurants and shopping. As for restaurants, we found Colleen's in the Cannery in Haiku Town, about 10 minutes down the hill, to be a great place for breakfast or lunch, and of course there is Mama's Fish House in Paia for the celebratory dinner. We did most of our own cooking, and the kitchen is very well equipped for all manner of meal preparation. They even provided us with a small table top propane grill for barbecuing on the back porch. Taken all together, this is a special place with a charm that is not often found when traveling.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! Wonderful! So clean and well stocked with everything anyone on vacation could need

  • 5 of 5

This property is definitely a 5*+. Great location! Bill and Machiko have such a well equipped, super clean unit. I hope we have the opportunity to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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UpCountry As You Should Experience It

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and cottage as advertised. Great hosts and really enjoyedmy stay; will return. Mahalo

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, pristine cottage in peaceful Upcountry setting

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough how fantastic my stay was at Machiko and Bill's Haiku one-bedroom cottage. From the moment I pulled up to the property I felt instantly relaxed - such a peaceful and serene slice of paradise. I have visited Maui many times before, but this was my first time staying Upcountry. And it will not be my last! If you are looking for a perfectly maintained, clean, quiet, comfortable retreat, this is the place for you. The cottage is so well stocked - beach gear and chairs, coolers, suntan lotion, sweatshirts for Haleakala sunrise, and fruit and milk/juice in the fridge upon arrival. Both Machiko and Bill are helpful and sweet; and thank you again for accommodating my late check out. I was so thankful to have extra time to relax and enjoy the gorgeous surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Machiko Heyde
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Machiko Heyde

Thirty years ago, Bill was transferred to Maui by a major computer company and he is recently retired. Machiko is an artist and avid gardener.

Machiko Heyde purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Machiko Heyde chose Haiku-Pauwela

When we moved to Maui over 30 years ago, we immediately fell in love with the Upcountry area more than any other parts of Maui. We purchased this property because of the desirable location and setting. The main house and the guest cottage are perfectly separated from each other, so our guests have their own privacy. We fully renovated and furnished the cottage for our guests travelers. Thanks to our many returning guests, we have been comfortably busy over the past 20 years.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a perfect location to explore the entire island of Maui. Having its own private driveway, hidden from the public road and the forest on one side of the property creates a unique, hidden hideaway to relax. Quiet, yet very convenient to stores & restaurants. But when you just want to let go of Maui's splendor and relax for the day, this cottage on this property is ideal. A collection of books, DVDs & CDs are also provided to keep you company.


Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Kahului (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Polli's Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Golf
5.3 Miles
Pukalani Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3.7 Miles
Haleakala (Route 37)
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Hookipa Beach Park
Car: necessary

Convenient to visit Haleakala National Park and the scenic day trip to Hana. Some of the other Upcountry attractions include art galleries in Makawao and Paia, hiking trails, ziplines, Surfing Goat Dairy, Botanical gardens, Lavender Farm, downhill bicycling, winery, paragliding and eco-farm tours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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