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Spacious one-bedroom Cottage on two acre property
Lonely Planet 'Discover Maui', Top Choice in Haiku, described as 'Pilialoha blends countryside charm with all the comforts of a home away from home. The sunny split-level cottage has one pretty setting, nestled in a eucalyptus grove. Everything inside is pretty, too. But it is the warm hospitality and attention to detail that shine brightest.'
Romantic free-standing spacious one-bedroom cottage, perfect for two people. Living/Dining room with a fully equipped kitchen, with complimentary coffees & teas.
The bedroom is split-level, with the upper level containing a dressing area leading to the bathroom with a shower/tub combination. The step-down bedroom has a queen size bed and a private lanai. There is also an indoor laundry facility (detergent provided). On your arrival day, fruits, juice, milk, bread & cereal will be placed in the kitchen.
The location is very convenient to explore all parts of Maui from here. Many of our guests have expressed how they look forward to coming back to the cottage to relax each evening after their daily activities.
We reside on the same property and are available for assistance and information any time during your stay.
Aloha, Bill & Machiko Heyde, Pilialoha Cottage.
County of Maui B&B Permit - BBPH 2010/0005
Hawaii Tax ID - W00422604-01
Thirty years ago, Bill was transferred to Maui by a major computer company and he is recently retired. Machiko is an artist and avid gardener.
Machiko Heyde purchased this cottage in 1988
When we moved to Maui over 30 years ago, we immediately fell in love with the Upcountry area more than any other parts of Maui. We purchased this property because of the desirable location and setting. The main house and the guest cottage are perfectly separated from each other, so our guests have their own privacy. We fully renovated and furnished the cottage for our guests travelers. Thanks to our many returning guests, we have been comfortably busy over the past 20 years.
This is a perfect location to explore the entire island of Maui. Having its own private driveway, hidden from the public road and the forest on one side of the property creates a unique, hidden hideaway to relax. Quiet, yet very convenient to stores & restaurants. But when you just want to let go of Maui's splendor and relax for the day, this cottage on this property is ideal. A collection of books, DVDs & CDs are also provided to keep you company.
From our first contact with Bill and Machiko, I knew our 3 day stay would be a pleasant one. It started with the property description, photos and reviews that I kept going back to when I first sourced a vacation rental in this part of Maui. Our plans for our short stay was primarily to see the sunrise at Haleakala and do the drive to Hana. This seemed like the perfect location...and it was! Bill and Machiko thought of everything for this lovely 1 bdrm cottage, that we needed nothing while we were there. They reside nearby so met us upon our arrival from airport to show us around the house and property, so no guessing when we got there. The weather did not really cooperate as Maui had a lot of rain for over a week. But, that made for very relaxing nights and mornings up in the Haiku area. We had never been up there and now that we have, albeit rainy for the whole time until our departure, we will definitely return. We have stayed in Kihei before and really like that part but we think the Upcountry is better!! This cottage looks down on a long sweeping lawn leading down to another property with a resident goat and cow. We loved it when the goat came up to the fence and said hello! Unfortunately we couldn't do Haleakala or the drive to Hana over the 2 full days we had there because of the rain. Next time. Instead we visited all the little Upcountry towns and found them to be the true Hawaii that we love - Makawao, Haiku, Pa'ia and Kula. We are so happy we ventured to these little towns and highly recommend visitors to do the same. It's also just a half hour drive over to Makena Beach and Wailua, areas we already were familiar with and spend a lovely warm and sunny day on that part of Maui. The Pilialoha Cottage has become our favourite vacation rental so far. We really enjoyed listening to the selection of Hawaiian music CD's that are in the cottage and the thoughtful flowers and welcome fruit, milk and a bowl of eggs from the neighbour. Mahalo Nui Loa Bill and Machiko!! Carol and Charles, from St. Louis.
What a wonderful home to return to after a full day. Pilialoha has a sense of peace. The house is located away from all the heavy traffic nut is really central to most activities on Maui. The house is spotless and was extremely well equipped. I loved the library. I could have read for 2 weeks. The converted garage/laundry room/mud room was a wonderful entry and gathering space. The fresh flowers were a treat. Machiko and Bill were thoughtful and helpful. We would stay again. And thanks Bill for inspiring us w solar!!
We had a great experience staying here. Not only are Machiko and Bill gracious hosts that make you feel at home, the cottage in every way lived up to our expectations as described in the VRBO listing. If you are looking for something away from the crowds, condos and resorts, then this place should be high on your list. The cottage is clean, comfortable, nicely furnished, has plenty of room and a nice lanai with chairs and views of the property. The kitchen is well equipped, there were fresh flowers on arrival as well as fresh fruit, muffins, eggs and orange juice. The cottage also had everything you might need for a day at the beach including chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach towels, coolers, etc. The location is quiet and peaceful yet very close to many places that might be of interest. It is less than a 5 minute drive to Makawao (check out live music at Cassonova) and less than 15 minutes to Paia. The Upcountry area is easily accessible and maybe 30 or 40 minutes to reach great snorkeling around Wailea. Grocery needs are close too. Machiko and Bill are most helpful, gracious and available. We would love to come back and stay here again!
Great little cottage for couples that has everything you need! I always come prepared but they had everything, but spray, towels, beach goodies, etc. Machiko was so sweet and even welcomed us with fresh fruit and explained to us what lychees were. The cottage is very private and has it's own parking. It got a little warm during the day, but there was a heat wave, and we were at the beach during the day anyhow. Machiko was very hospitable and kind, we would definitely return!
As we were getting ready to go out one evening, my wife said 'you know, I don't think I've ever stayed in a place that felt so much like home.'
The Pilialoha cottage is exceptional in every way...Machiko and Bill are thoughtful and gracious hosts...there if you need them, but not in your face. They thoughtfully solicited and provided our preferences for milk and juice, had fresh fruit and baked goods waiting for us as well as coffee and tea, fresh flowers, and explicit instructions on everything.
The mud room/laundry room in addition to washer and dryer had everything imaginable from beach chairs and towels to boogie boards to snorkeling gear. We found yoga mats and coolers in the closet. There were postcards, stationary and stamps! Who does that!?
The bed was super comfortable, the living room cozy and the deck overlooking the spacious grounds relaxing.
We've already recommended the cottage to friends and would look very much forward to a return visit.
What a wonderful place, the cottage, the lanai and the garden - even much better than the photos may suggest! We found Machiko and her husband truely to care about details in great depth. It was our most friendly and responsive lodging of the three islands we were visiting on our trip. - A most cozy, stylish and well located base to explore Maui. Thank you!
Convenient to visit Haleakala National Park and the scenic day trip to Hana. Some of the other Upcountry attractions include art galleries in Makawao and Paia, hiking trails, ziplines, Surfing Goat Dairy, Botanical gardens, Lavender Farm, downhill bicycling, winery, paragliding and eco-farm tours.
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