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'Discover Aroma' at the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui's aromatic botanical educational estate and farm.
Your accommodation at the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui, a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, provides more than just a beautiful place to stay but equally important provides you with an educational opportunity to experience the world of aromatherapy with a stay on an aromatic botanical farm. You will be surrounded by about one-thousand aromatic plants, be able to roam the gardens and learn about the individual plants, make use of the in-house atomizers which will fill your unit with the fragrant and healthy aromatic scents, be able to attend the on-property aromatic distillations, enjoy the purest of aromatic body treatments and massage, participate in a hands-on nationally recognized scientific survey recording your specific impressions of various essential oils, and have the opportunity to peruse the literature provided within each unit and even if you wish take a beginners aromatic course which will provide you with a well-rounded introduction to the benefits and pleasures of aromatherapy.
Our belief here at the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui is that there is tremendous potential provided by the aromatic plants that surround us in our environment to nourish us with good health and provide vitality and quality of life. Better than providing a rigid and formalized course, our tact is to immerse registrants directly into a lifestyle that is surrounded by many facets of aromatherapy which participants can appreciate in a fun and casual manner that fits your schedule. While enjoying the property, each person may incorporate a painless form of education and develop knowledge and skills that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. You may participate in as much of the program as you would like and we are confident that you will be leaving us with a better understanding and appreciation of the science of aromatherapy and how it may serve to make your life and those of your loved ones richer for the experience.
Everyone staying as overnight residents at the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui will be asked to be a participant in a study involving essential oils that will require exactly five minutes a day to complete. (Special pricing will be inclusive for all Aromatherapy Foundation residents).
Please Call Us for Availability as our Calendar on this site is not always up to date. 808-573-8002. To enhance your understanding and educational experience, the Foundation has several facilities on the property that allow you to spend the night and enjoy the healing benefits of Aromatherapy, including treatments and applications that utilize Aromatherapy’s therapies. Obtain an in-depth understanding and appreciation for Aromatherapy while resting and recovering from your daily activities. The facilities on the property include the following:
Maui's 'Romantic Cottage' at the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui provides guests with a charming accommodation and an exceptional opportunity to getaway and escape from the fast paced world. Our tranquil botanical garden of lavender, rosemary, geranium and other aromatics are sure to help you RELAX. Views are sensational and dramatic from every window in this elegantly decorated hideaway.
The one-bedroom Romantic Cottage is the perfect place for those wanting to relax, reconnect and rejuvenate or simply enjoy balanced quietude. After a day of exploring the mountain, relax in the large in-ground Jacuzzi under a colorful sunset sky. Curl up and dream in front of the fire and then sleep well in a beautiful King sized tempurpedic bed.
The Romantic Cottage can accommodate as many as four persons with the use of futons in the living-room. The full kitchen with beautiful hand-crafted koa cabinets and gas stove is a chef's dream for creating delicious meals in your cozy abode. Or, should you want to take a break from the kitchen, delicious dining is just minutes away in fine Makawao restaurants.
The Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui [AFM] is a 501 c  non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing programs, education, training, workshops, therapies, scientific information, research, support and other activities and services to the public regarding the use and benefits of aromatherapy and aromatic horticulture.
Upon our arrival, our first reaction was to the magnificent view looking out toward the valley and east Maui - just stunning. The cottage was clean and comfortable and well maintained, with a very well-stocked kitchen. We ate all of our breakfasts there during our stay. The owners provided anything we could want for our daily excursions, including beach towels, a beach umbrella, and beach chairs.
Being close to Makawao had its advantages for dining purposes and for art gallery browsing. One of our favorite places for dinner was the Hali'imaile General Store. Excellent food and wonderful atmosphere.
Nearby is the Waihou Spring Forest Reserve, where we enjoyed an easy hike through the woods.
The Romantic Cottage enabled us to escape from the usual beach crowds and enjoy a wonderfully relaxing stay in a peaceful and beautiful setting. There is nothing like waking up to birds chirping, chickens clucking, and cows mooing. We would definitely stay here again.
We stayed for a week at the Romantic Cottage and it was just that. The views were breathtaking and ever changing throughout the day and eve especially with the full moon in the mix. It was like watching a slow motion movie. The cottage had everything we could want and more. It was great to retreat back to the mountain after a day away, knowing that were had the peace and quietude that we wanted without the masses of the more frequented places on the island. Loved the garden and the aromas that were in the air and the use of the diffuser with the oils was quite lovely. We experimented every day with 1 or more oils and are using the hydra sol from the distillery demo we now have on a daily basis. Tom, Doreena and the rest of the staff were great. Loved our massages too.
Thank you for creating this beautiful space for us to experience.
I can't wait to go back! Doreena and Tom and all the staff are so welcoming and helpful. The distillation demonstration was really interesting and the attar of rose geranium hydrosol we made smells amazing.
My husband and I stayed here for our 10 year wedding anniversary, we are from Alaska and did alot of research before booking, we were looking for the perfect paradise get-away. We were not disappointed in any way. The cottage was everything we hoped for and more! The views were stunning, at sunrise and sunset, and our favorite the stars and moon over the ocean- just breath-taking. We loved being out of the way, and everything down to the littlest detail was just lovely. We enjoyed our stay so very much and cannot wait to go back!!!! (Insider tip, book a couples massage- it was like a slice of cheesecake in heaven)-
We've just arrived back at home and are still remembering our great time in the hills from Makawao. We can highly recommend the Aromatherapy Foundation. We stayed six days there and had a wonderful time. The Romantic Cottage is spacious and luxury. We felt like we would live in our own villa. Everything you could need is there: Pool, hot tube, grill. kitchen with full equipment, a giant comfortable double bed and a gorgeous view. The furniture is very elegant. We also can recommend the treatments at the Spa. They do a great job and really take care of you. And Doreena and Tom are such great hosts. They gave us many recommendations and always helped us if we needed something.
Wow! This place was amazing, we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Anything else we see or place we stay will pale in comparison to this. The owners were very helpful and friendly. The grounds are amazing! Thanks for providing a memorable experience for our first trip to Maui.
The cottage is located in the beautiful area of Olinda just a few miles above the quaint cowboy town of Makawao. The air at three-thousand feet is fresh and vibrant and the pine and eucalyptus forest above the house provide great hikes and adventures. The cottage is located on an aromatic farm and the mesmerizing scent of rose geranium and lavender is always present. A beautiful 20 minute drive down the hill will bring you to Baldwin Beach near Paia for swimming and beach time and two miles north of Paia are the famous windsurfing and kite-surfing beaches of Hookipa. Both Makawao and Paia provide excellent shopping and dining experiences.
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1 night minimum stay
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|Cleaning Fee||$125 + Tax|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Half of the total amount is due 10-days after making the reservation and the balance half is due 60-days prior to arrival. Payment can be made by personal check or bank wire. Canadian guests can pay with a Bank Draft in U.S. Dollars. PayPal payments are accepted and all fees incurred for this method are the responsible of Guest.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.