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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.
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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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
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 45 days before your arrival. Should you cancel in less than 45 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 45 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 45 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 45 day cancelation policy. If your travel plans change, and you must cancel your reservation, please call us right away. If your cancelation is over 45 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 45 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.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and also Discover Card. We can not accept personal checks – no exceptions.