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Romantic & Private Upcountry Maui vacation get away... Perfect for two people!

Makawao, HI, USA
  • Cottage550 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Located in Upcountry Maui just minutes away from the historic town of Makawao.

The Thai Tree House is a charming and romantic Thai-inspired guest house. This is a marvelous accommodation for the nature-lover who enjoys luxury. It boasts a large bamboo-rail deck which looks out onto majestic tall trees and lush green foliage, and is complete with deck loungers. You will find a romantic soaking tub for two people where you can shed the stresses of civilization. This unique vacation cottage is perched atop a forest of Eucalyptus trees and secluded in the privacy of its own bamboo grove. The interior was carefully chosen to provide guests with spacious living with its open-beam vaulted ceilings and open floor plan. The inspirations for The Thai Tree House's architectural design was to replicate the type of fine-lodging one would find along the rivers banks in Thailand.

Centered in the room is a custom-made king-size bed fashioned from cherry wood and adorned with luxurious bedding. This vacation cottage is outfitted with a complete kitchen offering our guests the option to cook at home. There is a cozy inside dining area which offers a romantic place to enjoy those great meals. This is a place where you can enjoy comfortable, elegant and laid-back island living.

Property Manager

Michael A Butcher

Member Since 2015
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Michael A Butcher

Michael and Shanti Butcher are the property managers for both Aloha Cottage and Thai Tree House. They have been traveling to the Hawaiian Islands over the past two decades, during which time they decided to officially make Maui their permanent home. “We fell in love with the people, the culture, and the island.” They purchased their first home in May 2007 and have been enjoying the wonderful benefits of the island lifestyle. Michael and Shanti are also residents of Upcountry Maui and live in the town, or area, known as Kula which is only minutes away from Olinda where the cottages are situated. Should you desire, they can provide you with lots of great insight as to all the wonderful attractions, restaurants and activities that Upcountry has to offer. In addition to managing the cottages, Michael is a certified CPA and Shanti is a Spiritual Life Coach that also dedicates time to assisting hospice patients.

Michael A Butcher purchased this Cottage in 2012

Why Michael A Butcher chose Makawao

Ultimate privacy abounds! Nothing can compare to the build-quality, inspiring design and distinctive features of our cottages. They are exquisite in every way! This luxury vacation cottage is situated independently on the grounds of a five acre private country estate and nestled within the eucalyptus forests of Olinda, in a beautiful area known as "Upcountry, Maui".

What makes this Cottage unique

Peace and quiet. Tranquility and beauty. Amazing air quality. Higher altitude provides cool, comfortable nights and mild, warm days. Close to some of Maui's most beautiful natural attractions. Perfect for nature lovers or those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy resort towns of Maui. Very romantic and private accommodations... perfect for lovers, honeymooners or anniversary couples!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Vaulted ceilings, rich teak wood floors and custom crafted accents. Centered in the room is a custom-made king-size bed fashioned from cherry wood and adorned with luxurious bedding.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Thai Tree House Bathroom
          toilet, shower
        • The Thai Tree House has a well appointed bathroom with walk in showers. Separate from the shower area is a beautiful vanity boasting hand carved accents from Thailand.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Located on the slopes of Haleakala and situated in a majestic eucalyptus forest at 3400 ft. above sea level.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        High Speed Internet Access via WIFI
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Place settings for up to four people. Pots, pans and everything you would need in a kitchen to prepare meals.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Full kitchen equipped with everything to prepare fantastic home-cooked meals featuring granite countertops with solid teak wood cabinets.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Full size gas oven.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full size refrigerator and freezer.
                          • Stove
                            Full size gas four burner cooktop.
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Cozy and unique dining area inside with wood bistro table and chairs for two people.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            Both Cottage have steps as part of the access.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                This cottage features a private soaking tub located on the private lanai/deck. It is more hygienic than a "hot tub" and offers you both hot and cold running water.

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage


                                                      • arboretum
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • churches
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • photography
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • equestrian events
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • swimming

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    9 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews


                                                                    Curtis C.

                                                                    The Thai Tree House is a great couples getaway. Treat yourself to a lazy day here. It's pretty up as far as upcountry goes, so expect to spend some time in the clouds mixed in with sun breaks. We stayed at 3 different houses during our trip... at last a comfortable bed! The kitchen had everything we needed, bathroom/shower was great, and the wifi was snappy. The drive up/down is steep, windy, and beautiful. It's a great location to explore Makawao, Paia, Ho'okipa and Baldwin Beaches. Also a great spot to start a trip to Hana from. For dining experiences, highly recommend visiting Mama's Fish House (Crispy Kanpachi Collar appetizer was sooo good) and the Hali'imaile General Store. This part of Maui, away from the resorts, just feels good. Check it out.

                                                                    A peaceful and romantic destination!

                                                                    jennifer r.

                                                                    The perfect getaway for rest and relaxation... can’t recommend it enough!

                                                                    This little tree house is magical...it’s a perfect getaway...my husband and I didn’t want to leave❤️

                                                                    Annie V.

                                                                    This hidden treasure is a treehouse on the edge of the rainforest hidden in the clouds was absolutely wonderful...we thought is would be convenient to Hana and Paia...but we ended up just “being together” in one of the most beautiful places either of us has been. The bath on the deck was amazing both in the morning with birds and sunshine in the afternoon with clouds and sprinkles and at night with stars...the grounds are in perfect condition well taken care of...and the treehouse itself is like one big romantic bedroom with a lil kitchen and bathroom.

                                                                    Just perfect...love love love and light

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Mahalo Annie,

                                                                    That is the experience we hope our guests find at the Thai Tree House. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and all the beautiful things the cottage has to offer. Thank you for this lovely review.



                                                                    Above the clouds

                                                                    TONI J.

                                                                    Our stay at the Thai Tree House was so comfortable. The owners have thought of everything! (coffee, tea, robes, suntan lotion, bug spray, movies, laundry soap, beach towels, beach chairs, gas for the gas grill) The views are beautiful, the stars are amazing! We thought it would be great if there was a telescope! We had cloudy/rainy, cold weather for 4 of our 5 days on Maui and still loved being in the house. Be prepared the temperatures were about 20 degree different then down below. We thought it would be like heaven if the weather would have been great! The road is winding and steep in a few places but worth the drive. The only disappointment we had was the weather!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for your warm review! We always love to hear feedback about how we can enrich your experience here on Maui. Please come back and visit us again. Hopefully the weather will cooperate next time:)



                                                                    Diana G.

                                                                    We booked to spend our honeymoon for 6 days at the Thai Tree house... The Thai tree house did not disappoint, the actual stay subsided the pictures provided on HomeAway... we had an absolutely blissful stay. Some days we didn’t even leave the house, since the Thai Tree house had a kitchen with basic cooking utensils it was perfect! The house is very clean, modern, with a cozy home feel! Shanti is an excellent host, and quick to respond when needed, if needed... we look forward to revisiting the Thai Tree house again. We also highly recommend this to anyone looking for an intimate getaway with their loved one. Be assured you will not be disappointed. Absolutely amazing place to stay!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us here on VRBO! I am so thrilled I could add to your stay at the Thai Tree House. We enjoyed hosting you and your hubby and would love to have you visit us again:)


                                                                    Perfect up-country getaway

                                                                    Beautiful, clean, private, quiet. Fabulous garden/grounds, and top-notch amenities, furnishings, and artwork. Reasonable drive for sunrise on Haleakala or dinner in town. Everything we wanted for our stay.


                                                                    Makawao, HI, USA

                                                                    The Road to Hana is a must see and do as is sunrise at Haleakala. The breathtaking views are quite spectacular and unique to Maui. If you have a sense of adventure, you might enjoy ziplining at Piiholo Ranch or mountain biking in the Makawao Forest. Hiking the Bamboo Forest is another favorite attraction. Once there, you will see painted Eucalyptus trees and flowing waterfalls depending on the time of year. Maui is a whale sanctuary and we are visited by 2,000 whales every year. There are plenty of excursions available for whale watching from November through April. Peak season is typically January through early April. Additionally, there are many fine restaurants nestled in and around Upcountry. Bev Gannon's General Store in Haliimaile, is an upscale restaurant with fabulous libations and a tantalizing menu. There are several Bistro's and other fine dining restaurants in Makawao. Thirty minutes away in Paia Town, there are many diverse restaurants to choose from as well...all delicious and very affordable.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

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                                                                    In order to secure your reservation, a 50% payment/deposit is due immediately. This payment is refundable (less a $100 cancelation fee) if you cancel more than 30 days before your arrival. Should you cancel in less than 30 days, from your check-in date, your deposit is considered non-refundable and non-transferable. The remaining 50% balance is due 30 days before arrival and is also non-refundable (as it would be under the 30 day cancelation period). If we are unable to charge your credit card 30 days before your arrival, we will make every attempt to contact you. However, if we are unable to reach you, or you can not provide payment within 24 hours, your reservation could be considered as "canceled", and we would make your cottage available to another booking. Should we be able to book the cottage, your initial 50% deposit will not be refunded (since it is less than 30 days before your arrival). Cancelations: Aloha Cottage is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. We have a 30 day cancelation policy. If your travel plans change, and you must cancel your reservation, please call us right away. If your cancelation is over 30 days from your check-in date, we will make every attempt to rebook the space. However if the space cannot be rebooked, or the cancelation is given in under 30 days from your check-in date, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your cottage, we will provide a refund, less a non-refundable cancelation/clerical fee of $100. Our booking and refund policy is very similar to most Maui condos or vacation rentals. Please understand that our policies are based on the fact that we have taken your reservation and honor it as a "booking". We do not overbook our cottages and we respect everyone's reservation as a legal and binding contract. In short, it means we have reserved your cottage just for you, for the nights that you have booked.

                                                                    9 Reviews
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