|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
The Maile Treehouse was a perfect place to spend a few days exploring the Volcano area. The house is close to the Volcano Village shops and restaurants, but far enough away to feel very secluded and private. The National Park entrance is just a couple of miles away. The house is super cozy and truly does feel like a (luxurious) 'treehouse' as it's on the second floor and is surrounded by trees on all sides. The kitchen is convenient and well stocked with everything we needed. We definitely recommend staying here and hope to be back one day!
WOW! Everything about the Treehouse is a WOW!! Will hit the highlights. We went and spent 4 nights to celebrate our 25th anniversary and was really nice to see a bottle of Champagne waiting for us. The house was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The layout is perfect. A lot of house in a limited area. What is really cool is that you are in the trees and it is lush and green. Since it is fully surrounded by windows, you might as well plan on waking up with the sun or use the eye masks that is provided. Leslie has really thought how she can make your stay a pleasant one. It has the little extras that made the difference. Beach towels, sun tan lotion, (it rained a lot of our stay so did not need)umbrellas, coats, games, books, movies, etc. What is also great is the location to the Volcano National park. We would keep our ipad on with the webcams and when the volcano was active , we would jump in the car and be there in 5 minutes. We also liked the shower and big jacuzzi tub. The shower is like being in an outdoor shower but indoors and the tub was awesome. All very cool. Great place to stay!
What a truly magical stay! The treehouse was so special and inviting. Leslie and Michael took so much care with every detail, making sure we felt happy there. They have such a great book, movie and game selection for cozy evenings at home. And oh wow! The jacuzzi tub was so welcome after a day hiking at the Volcano. Really lovely.
My wife and I spent three nights at the "treehouse" and it was the nicest experience we had in our two weeks at Hawaii. The home is very comfortable, well-kept, and very nicely furnished. The bed was quite comfortable (slept 10 hours each night!) and the gas fireplace really warmed the place up when needed. Really appreciated the well-equiped and stocked kitchen: could probably cook Thanksgiving dinner there if we wanted (didn't want to!) and there were plenty of spices, oils, etc for small-scale cooking. The grounds around the house are interesting, the area quiet. We were really glad that we got there in the daylight - the short drive down Maile street was like being in the jungle. Overall, very cool place, and remarkably located adjacent to the incredible Volcano National Park. Thanks for everything, Leslie!
Extremely convenient to Volcanoes National Park. Quiet, relaxing, and such a better climate at 3500+ ft vs staying at sea level. Much of the attraction of the park for us involved activity in the a.m. and p.m. Lava is best viewed at night and this cozy option was an easy 10min drive which made our experience more enjoyable knowing we didn't have a long drive ahead of us. Being surrounded by trees seemed to offer a cooler place to relax during the heat of the day. Outdoor living space is fantastic and a perfect spot to wait out a tropical mist, or enjoy some coffee in the a.m. The kitchen is very well equipped. Owners are very responsive. Wish we would have stayed longer! Thank You
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
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|booking fee (refunded for personal or echeck pymnt||$25|
$185nt for 1-2 Adults
plus $80 cleaning fee and taxes
$225nt for 2-4 Adults w/ additional downstairs Garden Suite (king or twins bedroom/bathroom/lanai )
plus $120 cleaning fee and taxes