|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
CLIPPED COMMENTS--- If I was to design a dream vacation home, I would copy the Maile Tree House down to the smallest detail // Unforgettable stay // WOW! Absolutely spectacular // Couldn't have picked a more Magical place to stay.. decor remarkably creative, the bedding & furniture very cozy, and the garden was beautiful with hidden surprises through-out. // Words can't express it // The pictures will never do it justice // After your place the other one we rented on the beach in Oahu couldn't compete!.. truly don't know how you can rent it to strangers // The house is just perfect, down to every last detail // Warm wood tones, cushy furniture, modern ammenities.. with whimsical touches..a place to truly relax // My husband asked what the best part of our trip was, I said the tree house, he said, 'That's exactly what I was going to say!'..quite a statement for him.. I miss it already // I continue to think/ daydream about the house // Fantastic experience, exceeded all our.....
There is an option of another 2 person Suite downstairs that does not have ALL the amenities of the Treehouse, but is a charming, bright and lovely alternative. Please view our personal web site for details. Aloha, and enjoy your holiday, wherever you go!!
MORE CLIPPED GUEST COMMENTS: We found the attention to detail in every nook and cranny of the house warm, inviting and cozy. // The most personable accommodation we have ever enjoyed // Most memorable one yet (15th anniv.) // Slice of Heaven // Our new favorite place // First time I've stayed at a Bed and Breakfast and my back hasn't hurt in the morning // I still sigh every time I think about our wonderful time there // Amazing bed // Architects spend careers trying to create what we call “sense of place”.. you have created a powerful sense of place // If this were my house, I would never be able to rent it out-wondering if you have a background in hospitality..maybe the Four Seasons..everything is so thought out // An inspiring place // Wonderful Gardens!.. Mysterious places to discover // Very romantic // Amazing job // Warm and beautiful // A wonderful vision // Unique house with distinct touches. Clever design // What creativity // Scenery gorgeous- the layout perfect // Magical, beautiful, peaceful & perfec
HOUSE DESCRIPTION: The upstairs Studio, Maile Treehouse--was custom built to bring the Rainforest in with it's abundance of large windows. There is a view from every room and in all directions, wood construction throughout and custom everything! The built in fireplace is two sided with a rotating flat screen above so that you can view both TV and fireplace from the living room, bedroom, and the lava rock surrounded jacuzzi tub. The tub is set in a bay window just steps away from the cozy Select Comfort Bed, with cozier still-- heated mattress pads. These are among the many touches we have added to make your stay as luxurious and delightful as possible. Tall ceilings, rich Brazilian cherry floors, built in bookcases and cabinetry, skylights..., built with our hearts as well as our hands--for the purpose of passing on a feeling and experience of Volcano that will be as warm and memorable for you, as it is to us.
Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
Leslie and Michael Hess
ALOHA! We hope you'll enjoy our home.
Leslie Hess purchased this cottage in 2005
Having lived here over 30 years, Volcano remains our favorite getaway.. so finally in 2003 after searching to buy a getaway that we could also use as a vacation rental.. it became clear we needed to build what we wanted. We spent 4 years of weekends driving up from Waimea, to hand clear and hand build our labor of love. We finished July of 2007! Everyone who has stayed has felt the care and enthusiasm that we have put into our version of the perfect getway.
Fabulous place, stunningly beautiful, loved it all. What a perfect way to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary!
Your home is perfect. The attention to detail is wonderful. Sure got a kick out of the different 'finds' during our stay. This home was part of making our second Honeymoon remarkable.
This was truly one of the nicest experiences in our life. Being able to 'truly get away' along side all the lovely touches you have thought about made this a truly amazing and fantastic stay. We will be back next year!
Paula and Ruchi
San Francisco, Ca
We have just returned from a trip to the Hawaiian Islands and by far the highlight of our vacation was our time spent at Maile Tree House. Since returning, we have raved about this beautiful, warm and cosy home to anyone who will listen.
We were thrilled to discover something new about the house each day and loved uncovering all the little 'surprises'. The vases of fresh flowers in every room were an especially nice touch.
Although the pictures on the website are lovely, they cannot possibly capture the uniqueness of this perfect piece of paradise. It has to be seen to be believed!
Thank you so much Leslie and Michael for not only your warm hospitality but for the wonderful lasting memories from our time at Maile Tree House.
-P & A, Sydney, Australia
Remeber in school doing "extra credit" to turn that "A" into an "A Plus"? Me neither. But when it comes to hospitality, cleanliness, extra touches and comfort, the owners of the Maile Treehouse get two A Pluses. Wow, every extra you could think of (and some you wouldn't thin of- but glad they did) is here. All the previous reviews capture the essence and spirit of this fine home accurately. The only thing I'll add is that the wi-fi signal is strong. Best rental ever!
Outstanding rental. Ideal location, well furnished and peaceful. The owner is accommodating and has thought of everything to make a visit trouble free and enjoyable. Quality throughout.
If you are like me and spend countless hours pouring over all the reviews to pick the absolute best place for your special vacation, just stop right now...you've found it! I am extremely particular (especially with cleanliness) and this little jewel is the cleanest, best vacation home we've ever rented. I wish all VRBO owners were required to take a hospitality class from these owners. THIS is exactly what we all want! A very clean, private, comfortable home that you feel like is your very own, with everything kept up to date and lots of little extras to make it even more special and memorable. We were so appreciative of the love and care they put into this place, that as we were driving away, I had to send them a quick "thanks for everything" message from my phone. The Treehouse was top notch and felt like family had just shared it with us. We will forever measure each new rental up to standards of the Treehouse. Now for the details of the house: Spotless, perfectly clean and dusted, no signs of any insects anywhere (and I expect some in a jungle) The location is perfect if you are there to explore the Volcanoes National Park and the Hilo side of the island. It's tucked into the jungle just far enough to feel perfectly private, yet close enough to be at the gate of the Nat'l Park in minutes! Explore and hike during the day, come back for a nap or dinner, and return to the park after dark to see the volcano's glow. The romantic 2-way fireplace kept the place warm and cozy. The jacuzzi was awesome and even the floor of the shower felt good to step in on! What kind of wood was that?! Complimentary shampoo, bath gel, bath salts, robes, and other little extras were great touches too! We arrived to a very sweet note on the table congratulating us on our 29 years of marriage and a nice bottle of champagne. They even supplied our first breakfast which was delicious and a snap to put together - Banana/Macadamia Nut pancakes, sausage, syrup, butter, and juice...also coffee, cream, cocoa, teas, etc. Popcorn was also there waiting to enjoy while watching a movie from their little library - great choices! The extras are too numerous to mention. The downstairs laundry area was very tidy and it was great to be able to wash up our clothes before packing to leave. Every direction you look, inside and out, they have taken great care to provide you with the best, most memorable vacation ever. Book it now! You'll love it too!
This place has over the top reviews that to me would be hard to live up to but the if devils in the detail then so is the magic and charm. Anyone running a B&B out to look at this as a how to master class.
We stayed 2 nights and were totally charmed by all the thoughtful details. I am not one for Knick-knack type decorating but this owner did a great job. One thing that astounded me was how spotlessly clean this place was. There is so much to keep clean but everything was dust free.
Total first class operation.
My wife and I have rented a number of vacation rentals in the past, particularly on Kauai, and this one is certainly our favorite. The place is private (which is good since it has no window coverings), immaculately clean, and a lot of fun. The owners were great to work with and they have gone to great lengths to plan so many details and surprises that we continued to find throughout our two night stay - many of them at quite unexpected times.
The house was so convenient to Volcano National Park, yet away from the crowds and hustle and bustle. The only problem we had is that we didn't want to leave to explore the great sights nearby or head to the other side of the island for the rest of our stay. We would come back here again in a heartbeat!
MAP MARKER INCORRECTLY INDICATES ACTUAL HOUSE LOCATION ... SO IS NOT SHOWN Nestled in the Ohia trees of Volcano Village one mile outside of Volcano National Park, recently announced #1 visitor attraction in Hawaii offering hiking trails, visitor center, museums, talks, cultural and informational events. 6 restaurants in the Village from Fine to Down Home local style-occasionally with music. Local theater performances including musicals and professional concerts as well. Artist Galleries and events. Renown Sunday Farmers Market. Local Golf and Winery. Beaches 30 min. each direction. The oceanfront town of Hilo is 30 minutes with all a town has to offer.
Other Activities: Volcano National Park and Park Activities, Museums, Hiking, Artist Galleries and Events, Sunday Farmers Market, Oceanfront city of Hilo 35 min away
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|booking fee (refunded for personal or echeck pymnt||$25|
$165nt for 1-2 Adults
plus $80 cleaning fee and taxes
$200nt for 2-4 Adults w/ additional downstairs bedroom (Garden Suite)
plus $120 cleaning fee and taxes
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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