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Romantic & Private Upcountry Maui Vacation Get Away... Perfect For Two People!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 590 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Located In Upcountry Maui Just Minutes Away From The Historic Town Of Makawao.

Perched atop the highest spot on the property and surrounded in the back with giant Eucalyptus trees, it boasts sweeping views from its large, covered patio/lanai. This inviting and elegant vacation cottage was designed for comfort, style, charm and seclusion. It boasts meticulous landscaping with an array of lush, tropical foliage and trees. This cottage is exactly what one would dream a luxury tropical guest house to be.

As unique inside as it is outside, the Aloha Cottage boasts a pyramid-shaped skylight at the apex of the eight-sided, vaulted ceiling. You can lay on the bed at night and gaze up at the stars through this unique architectural feature. Intricately carved pieces, crafted by artisans in Bali, add a stunning touch to this Hawaiian guest house. A combination of recessed lighting and wall sconces, each with dimmer controls, allows you to adjust the ambience within this well-planned space.

The spacious living area is enhanced by 14 foot tall open-beam ceilings. The cottage's terra cotta floors feature built-in radiant heat for added comfort. The design of the main-room, with its "living in the round", is so unique! One section offers an Asian-style sit-on-the-floor dining space with custom-built table for two, while another is dedicated to a cozy lounge area. There is a large wall-mounted flat screen TV and a stereo in the built-in wall cabinet. And finally, at the center of this amazing space, there is a king-size custom-crafted platform bed adorned with luxurious bedding.

The kitchen is something any chef, or foodie, would fall in love with. It features gorgeous granite counter tops, a full-size refrigerator/freezer and a full-size, four-burner gas stove and oven. There is a stainless steel sink in front of a large 3-panel bay-window that looks out on to the bamboo garden. This kitchen is enhanced by a compliment of cabinets made of solid wood and hand-carved Teak wood drawer fronts. It is fully-equipped and stocked with everything any cook would desire.

The bathroom space has been lavished in luxury and boasts a custom-built, six-foot teak vanity with double ceramic sinks. Above the sinks is a large vanity mirror framed by an ornately hand-carved, hand-painted, Balinese teak wood sculpture. And these are just a few of the features that depict the true attention to detail that was invested in every facet of the Aloha Cottage. For privacy, there is an added smaller room that is separated by pocket doors. This is where the marble shower, featuring wonderful dual-head Kohler fixtures, and the toilet are located.

Large sliding glass doors lead out to the covered, 448 sq. ft. patio/lanai. Magnificent teak wood carvings adorn the outer deck walls as well as the brackets of each porch post. Because Aloha Cottage is uniquely situated atop a bluff, the porch/lanai assures guests complete privacy while still affording sweeping vistas of the forest and property below. Guests can enjoy a hot soak in the spa tub (made for two), lay back on a chaise lounge and take an afternoon nap, or simply listen to the birds singing while enjoying the gentle, cool breezes that make Upcountry Maui life so pleasant. Additionally, guests can dine al fresco at the cafe-style table.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael A Butcher
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 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!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"This cottage is wonderful! This was our first time on Maui and we must say it held up to its reputation!! Our one year anniversary was filled with the best Maui has to offer. The drive up to the secluded and romantic Thai Tree House was a perfect place to come home to after our long days. We will definitely be back!!"

Hana and Jonathan
Sep 2015
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Amenities

Makawao Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 590 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Aloha Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom space has been lavished in luxury and boasts a custom-built, six-foot teak vanity with double ceramic sinks. Above the sinks is a large vanity mirror framed by an ornately hand-carved, hand-painted, Balinese teak wood sculpture. And these are just a few of the features that depict the true attention to detail that was invested in every facet of the Aloha Cottage. For privacy, there is an added smaller room that is separated by pocket doors. This is where the marble shower, featuring wonderful dual-head Kohler fixtures, and the toilet are located.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Aloha Cottage Bedroom - 1 king
  • As unique inside as it is outside, the Aloha Cottage boasts a pyramid-shaped skylight at the apex of the eight-sided, vaulted ceiling. You can lay on the bed at night and gaze up at the stars through this unique architectural feature. Intricately carved pieces, crafted by artisans in Bali, add a stunning touch to this Hawaiian guest house. A combination of recessed lighting and wall sconces, each with dimmer controls, allows you to adjust the ambiance within this well-planned space.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Shangri La

  • 5 of 5

This is a little gem of a cottage. It's a gated property, tucked away in the woods and very private. Perfect for a romantic getaway, although I stayed there with my daughter, and that was lovely, too. Very well appointed kitchen, double head shower, outdoor hot tub, and comfortable furnishings. Felt very welcome - beautiful, exotic fresh flowers, leis, and twinkling lights greeted us when we arrived. The cottage is approximately 5 minutes by car from the town of Makawao. There's an outstanding restaurant in the area (Lumeria), great coffee house (Sip Me) , and a dance spot. It's about 30 min from the airport (and Costco, Whole Foods, etc) and approximately 30 minutes to Paia and took us about 40 minutes to get to Wailea, and 40 min to get to Lahaina. All in all, a magical place.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear that the cottage met your needs! I hope you will come back to visit soon! Shanti
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Portland, Maine
5

A wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful garden framed cottage that offered everything we wished for our stay. Pretty countryside location. We are very happy to have found it!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Please come back and visit us again:)
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5

Incredible property inside and out! We expected it to be great but it was spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

The owners thought of everything. Very secluded and romantic. It’s in Makawao - a great small town, great shops, restaurants and tons of character!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

If you want quiet and privacy, this little gem is tucked away upcountry where the breeze is warm and the sunsets amazing. The little towns of Makawao, Kula and Paia are filled with restaurants and shops with easy access to the road to Hana. The house was clean, well equipped and very comfortable. All the amenities of a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you loved your stay at the cottage! Please come back and visit us again! Mahalo for your kind review! Shanti
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5

very awesome

  • 5 of 5

loved it

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My Perfect Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

You never know what to expect for sure until you actually arrive, and see it all for yourself. Wow! we walked in really late at night and everything was set and waiting for us. We were in heaven! I loved the bed facing out to the Lanai and beautiful jungle garden. I loved the bathroom with its little window open to the garden. I loved waking up to a kitchen with a water filter container filled waiting for us in the refrigerator, and coffee beans in the coffee can, with a grinder to make fresh ground coffee in the morning. I loved taking my coffee out on the Lanai with the nice little table facing the beautiful garden. I loved the little downtown street on Baldwin Ave with the food market, and restaurants. We stay in the Aloha cottage, very private and quite.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kahului (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Makawao Town - Cassanova's and Stopwatch
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Pukalani Country Club Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Makawao Steak House, Polli's, Cassanova's
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Baldwin Beach
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 14.42%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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