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MAILE TREEHOUSE ' Hands down, the best part of our Vacation'

Bedrooms 1
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Full Studio Upstairs/ Separate entrance-bd-bath-lanai downstairs / 1-4 Occupancy

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 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

More Details

Leslie Hess
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Leslie Hess

ALOHA! We hope you'll enjoy our home.

Leslie Hess purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Leslie Hess chose Volcano Village

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

08/ 26

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.

Golden, Colorado


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
Aug 2013
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Volcano Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not instant book for more than 2 guests... inquire first for correct quote. Read the first pages of the guest book upon arrival
  • WE DO have a cancellation refund policy in our Agreement. The plug in options on the site do not apply.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Custom Sink-Shower-Jacuzzi in Bedroom--Seperate from WC
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both Showers have big windows opening out to the Trees, Upstairs Tub sits in a Bay Window. Bedroom has Artist made vessel Sink / wall mount Hairdryer and magnifying Mirror / Two person jacuzzi tub with pass through to Shower. Separate WC accessible from main living area and/or bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be EITHER King or two Twins--Seperate Entrance bd/ba
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With Heating Mattress Pad
  • Upstairs is Maile Treehouse - A Full Luxury Studio with a Queen Bed and heated mattress pad- each side separately controlled ------------------------- Downstairs is an optional 2nd bedroom -- the Garden Suite, separate entrance bedroom, see our webpage. This second bedroom is not suitable for children as it is actually separate.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
Smart TV, Espresso Machine, robes, washer/dryer/detergent, campfire pit, guitar, flashlight, warm jackets, umbrella, garden shoes, beautiful chess/cribbage and other games, coffee-hot chocolate-tea-popcorn, Eruption DVD, Hawaiian music and other, Hawaiian history-stories-interest Books and other, Guest book with hiking and extensive area information


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MAILE TREEHOUSE ' Hands down, the best part of our Vacation'
average rating of 4.9831934 based on 269 reviews
Sydney Australia

Highlight of our Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2008
  • Stayed: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jenison MI

Charm in the middle of the rain forest

  • 5 of 5

We were amazed with this charming home. It has a lot of nice extra touches and was very clean. The fireplace was very welcome since the weather was a bit chilly when we arrived. It is very private even with all the large windows. The high ceilings gave the home a very open feel and it is just minutes from Volcano National Park.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

To say that they have created a modern day “Shangri-La” would be a gross understatement - this home is a “shangri-La” on steroids.

While every contemporary creature comfort is provided, also is provided is an ambience that leads you away from such comforts, to simply be at one with yourself and the enveloping nature.

We will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Libertyville, IL

True Hawaiian living in a tropical forest setting.

  • 5 of 5

Everything that was reviewed on Leslie’s condo was right on. Her place was wonderfully decorated and and the views were to die for. You could not get any closer to nature. Kitchen had great appliances, unique bathroom had privacy yet views to the rain forest. Bed was very comfortable but not huge. Netflix option was a nice surprise as we had a lot of rain and spent a little more time inside than expected. Minutes from the National Park entrance.

Would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Maile Tree House in Volcano, HI. I have visited the park hundreds of times and sitting on the lanai was the closest I have ever come to looking a bird right in the eye. The Tree House was clean, well-outfitted and warm ( an issue for one who lives in Kona on the coast). I will be returning here with other friends and will highly recommend it to others in my local area as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect "Away from it all" place near Volcano!

  • 5 of 5

January 29-February 1, 2018

Rarely do we stay at the same VRBO twice , but when I saw these three nights open at The Treehouse I had to return!

What a unique and charming home...the perfect place to relax in complete privacy and unwind after a day of Adventure!

It was a wonderful trip!

The Cunninghams

Western Slope, Colorado

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $108.33
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 14.42%

$185nt for 1-2 Adults
plus $103.33 cleaning fee and taxes

$225nt for 2-4 Adults w/ additional downstairs Garden Suite (king or twins bedroom/shower-bathroom/lanai )
plus $145 cleaning fee and taxes

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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