If getting away from it all is your goal, this exotic retreat in the eucalyptus forest above Makawao might be your place. On 5 luxuriously landscaped acres sits the octagonal Aloha Cottage and Thai Tree House, both reminiscent of something you’d see in Southeast Asia. The interior of the 590-square-foot cottage is lavishly furnished with vaulted ceilings, teak floors, Oriental rugs, and intricate Balinese carvings. (Whenever you glance at your reflection in the magnificent bathroom mirror, you’ll feel like royalty.) Both the Cottage and Tree House feature granite counters, a gas stove, and teak cabinetry that makes cooking a pleasure. Olinda Road is a winding, narrow track that ascends through the trees above Makawao—coming and going from here is an adventure unto itself. After a day of exploring Maui, it’s a sweet relief to enjoy a home-cooked dinner on the lanai, soak in the outdoor tub built for two, and retire to the king-size cherrywood bed where you can stare through the skylight at the stars. Note: The property was for sale at press time, but was continuing to honor reservations.
1879 Olinda Rd.
Our Rating Neighborhood Makawao Phone 808/573-8555 Prices Cottage $279; tree house $259. 4-night minimum. Discounts for weekly stays. $125 cleaning fee. Not suitable for children under 10. Amenities Outdoor tub; barbecue; laundry facilities; free Wi-Fi. Units 2 units Web site Aloha Cottage
Map1879 Olinda Rd. Maui
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