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Private, Convenient Location, 'Pilialoha Cottage' - Permitted

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

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.

The following is required for valid, permitted B&Bs:

County of Maui B&B Permit - BBPH 2010/0005

Hawaii Tax ID - TA & GE 145-312-7680-01

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Machiko Heyde
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Machiko Heyde

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

Why Machiko Heyde chose Maui

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Private, Convenient Location, 'Pilialoha Cottage' - Permitted
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful cottage. Great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

These folks have thought of EVERYTHING for your stay that you could possibly need. There is a full size fridge stocked with juice , fruit, eggs and butter There is a varied selection of coffees and teas as well as cream, milk and sugar. Non coin laundry available in the cottage with detergent and fabric softener supplied. There are beach towels, beach toys snorkeling equipment as well as sun screen and after sun lotions for your use. There are picnic coolers, jackets if you choose to see the sunrise at the top of the mountain. So many comforts of home to mention. We had a restful, enjoyable time while we stayed at this gem of a cottage. I wish I was related to Bill and Machiko so we could stay there all the time. Go and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed. Loved their selection of books as well. Read "Growing up Barefoot in Hawaii" while we were there. THAT was a good read.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Pilialoha Cottage was the perfect getaway. My husband and I were looking for a quiet retreat while exploring Maui. And we were fortunate to locate just what we needed. This cottage was perfect. The location was very quiet, the cottage was well maintained, very clean, and had all the amenities we needed. We would most definitely recommend Pilialoha Cottage. If we had stayed somewhere along the beach, we might not have had an opportunity to explore the inland. Maui has so much to offer and using Pilialoha Cottage as a beginning point allowed us to experience wonderful scenic drives each day. It was a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Pilialoha Cottage was perfect. We are not ones to love the trendy beach environment, so this cottage in the country was a perfect fit. It was quiet, clean, and most enjoyable. In the country of central Maui, we were close to Haleakala National Park, the beaches of the west cost, the start of the road to Hana...perfect location. Having the kitchen allowed for a fantastic breakfast (the fresh eggs were great!); there was fruit and a choice of cereals. The coffee was easy to make...juice was in the refrigerator. The dishes/pots and pans were very nice.

WiFi was available with use of a password. There was no Air Conditioning, but it was not needed in September...a nice ceiling fan is in the living room. We did not spend much time in the day there (we were out and about), but would love loved to spend more time on the back patio and yard - it was beautiful. Chickens were visiting in the morning.

There was a washer and dryer which was nice on our last night. There are stairs to get to the bedroom - so someone with mobility issues/accessibility would want to be aware of this. Coolers, beach bag, beach chairs, boogie name it - they were very mindful of items the average traveler might need (even some fleece jackets for the higher elevations of Haleakala).

Machiko & Bill take very good care of their property and care much about their travelers. My husband and I decided that when we return to Maui, we would definitely look to stay at Pilialoha Cottage again!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful ,peaceful and pleasant owners

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has everything you would ever need for a perfect stay from beach gear,cooking supplies and house amenities. The hosts greet you with fresh fruit,milk,cereal,orange juice,coffee etc..... The patio is a perfect place to enjoy the green tropical plants of this side of the island. The evening were peaceful,quiet surroundings and with a nice breeze. There is nothing we would change about this cottage and it's location. There are lots of rules put on these folks but it feels like a family visit. We used the washer and drier.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chillin' in Upcountry

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and central

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Kahului (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Polli's Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Golf
5.3 Miles
Pukalani Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3.7 Miles
Haleakala (Route 37)
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Hookipa Beach Park
Car: necessary

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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Tax Rate 13.41%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Haiku Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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