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Romantic & Private Upcountry Maui vacation get away... Perfect for two people!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Located in Upcountry Maui just minutes away from the historic town of Makawao.

The Thai Tree House is a charming and romantic Thai-inspired guest house. This is a marvelous accommodation for the nature-lover who enjoys luxury. It boasts a large bamboo-rail deck which looks out onto majestic tall trees and lush green foliage, and is complete with deck loungers. You will find a romantic soaking tub for two people where you can shed the stresses of civilization. This unique vacation cottage is perched atop a forest of Eucalyptus trees and secluded in the privacy of its own bamboo grove. The interior was carefully chosen to provide guests with spacious living with its open-beam vaulted ceilings and open floor plan. The inspirations for The Thai Tree House's architectural design was to replicate the type of fine-lodging one would find along the rivers banks in Thailand.

Centered in the room is a custom-made king-size bed fashioned from cherry wood and adorned with luxurious bedding. This vacation cottage is outfitted with a complete kitchen offering our guests the option to cook at home. There is a cozy inside dining area which offers a romantic place to enjoy those great meals. This is a place where you can enjoy comfortable, elegant and laid-back island living.

We are a legally permitted Vacation Rental with the County of Maui.

PERMIT #STMP 20130003

More Details

Property Manager
Michael A Butcher
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Michael A Butcher

Michael and Shanti Butcher are the property managers for both Aloha Cottage and Thai Tree House. They have been traveling to the Hawaiian Islands over the past two decades, during which time they decided to officially make Maui their permanent home. “We fell in love with the people, the culture, and the island.”

They purchased their first home in May 2007 and have been enjoying the wonderful benefits of the island lifestyle. Michael and Shanti are also residents of Upcountry Maui and live in the town, or area, known as Kula which is only minutes away from Olinda where the cottages are situated. Should you desire, they can provide you with lots of great insight as to all the wonderful attractions, restaurants and activities that Upcountry has to offer.

In addition to managing the cottages, Michael is a certified CPA and Shanti is a Spiritual Life Coach that also dedicates time to assisting hospice patients.

Michael A Butcher purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Michael A Butcher chose Makawao

Ultimate privacy abounds! Nothing can compare to the build-quality, inspiring design and distinctive features of our cottages. They are exquisite in every way! This luxury vacation cottage is situated independently on the grounds of a five acre private country estate and nestled within the eucalyptus forests of Olinda, in a beautiful area known as "Upcountry, Maui".

What makes this cottage unique

Peace and quiet. Tranquility and beauty. Amazing air quality. Higher altitude provides cool, comfortable nights and mild, warm days. Close to some of Maui's most beautiful natural attractions. Perfect for nature lovers or those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy resort towns of Maui. Very romantic and private accommodations... perfect for lovers, honeymooners or anniversary couples!

Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband and I highly recommend the Thai Tree House on the slopes of Haleakala on the island of Maui. The Aloha cottage and the Thai Tree House are located on the same property. We chose the smaller of the two for our vacation and what a find! It was beautifully appointed and Shanti had supplied us with us a list for fun things to do in the area. Everything was very detailed and easy to print out with directions, contact information and prices. We followed many of her suggestions, however, the Thai Tree House was so lovely and private that we found ourselves spending a great deal of time on the property. The cottage has a wonderful view and is very calming, quiet and magical. There is a comfortable deck that is extremely private with a Jacuzzi tub that works great. Do allow enough time to fill it though. Shanti was always available to answer any questions and made sure we had all that we wanted. The weather is cooler up the mountain and I was particularly delighted to discover there were NO MOSQUITOES. In fact, we so enjoyed our stay that we have booked a return trip next year!
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Makawao on Maui County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Thai Tree House Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The Thai Tree House has a well appointed bathroom with walk in showers. Separate from the shower area is a beautiful vanity boasting hand carved accents from Thailand.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Vaulted ceilings, rich teak wood floors and custom crafted accents. Centered in the room is a custom-made king-size bed fashioned from cherry wood and adorned with luxurious bedding.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming


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Romantic & Private Upcountry Maui vacation get away... Perfect for two people!
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  • 5 of 5

The Thai Tree House is a great couples getaway. Treat yourself to a lazy day here. It's pretty up as far as upcountry goes, so expect to spend some time in the clouds mixed in with sun breaks. We stayed at 3 different houses during our trip... at last a comfortable bed! The kitchen had everything we needed, bathroom/shower was great, and the wifi was snappy. The drive up/down is steep, windy, and beautiful. It's a great location to explore Makawao, Paia, Ho'okipa and Baldwin Beaches. Also a great spot to start a trip to Hana from. For dining experiences, highly recommend visiting Mama's Fish House (Crispy Kanpachi Collar appetizer was sooo good) and the Hali'imaile General Store. This part of Maui, away from the resorts, just feels good. Check it out.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that the cottage met your needs. You summed it up perfectly! Please come back to visit us again:) Shanti
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location, loved the privacy. Road up to the house it self was beautiful. Loved our stay in Maui at the Thai tree house.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfull experience

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, centrally located and secluded within owner's estate.

We strongly recommend it !

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Upcountry Location

  • 5 of 5

Impressive property; ideal for couple; convenient to Paia, Kula, and Makawao, but still secluded; definitely worth the rate. Enjoyed nearby forest trails. Will stay again on next Maui trip.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the near future:) Mahalo, Shanti
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A peaceful and romantic destination!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect getaway for rest and relaxation... can’t recommend it enough!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Above the clouds

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Thai Tree House was so comfortable. The owners have thought of everything! (coffee, tea, robes, suntan lotion, bug spray, movies, laundry soap, beach towels, beach chairs, gas for the gas grill) The views are beautiful, the stars are amazing! We thought it would be great if there was a telescope! We had cloudy/rainy, cold weather for 4 of our 5 days on Maui and still loved being in the house. Be prepared the temperatures were about 20 degree different then down below. We thought it would be like heaven if the weather would have been great! The road is winding and steep in a few places but worth the drive. The only disappointment we had was the weather!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm review! We always love to hear feedback about how we can enrich your experience here on Maui. Please come back and visit us again. Hopefully the weather will cooperate next time:) Shanti
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kahului (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Makawao Town - Cassanova's and Stopwatch
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Pukalani Country Club Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Makawao Steak House, Polli's, Cassanova's
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Baldwin Beach
Car: necessary

The Road to Hana is a must see and do as is sunrise at Haleakala. The breathtaking views are quite spectacular and unique to Maui.

If you have a sense of adventure, you might enjoy ziplining at Piiholo Ranch or mountain biking in the Makawao Forest. Hiking the Bamboo Forest is another favorite attraction. Once there, you will see painted Eucalyptus trees and flowing waterfalls depending on the time of year.

Maui is a whale sanctuary and we are visited by 2,000 whales every year. There are plenty of excursions available for whale watching from November through April. Peak season is typically January through early April.

Additionally, there are many fine restaurants nestled in and around Upcountry. Bev Gannon's General Store in Haliimaile, is an upscale restaurant with fabulous libations and a tantalizing menu. There are several Bistro's and other fine dining restaurants in Makawao. Thirty minutes away in Paia Town, there are many diverse restaurants to choose from as well...all delicious and very affordable.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Makawao, Hawaii

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £98.05

In order to secure your reservation, a 50% payment/deposit is due immediately. This payment is refundable (less a $100 cancelation fee) if you cancel more than 30 days before your arrival. Should you cancel in less than 30 days, from your check-in date, your deposit is considered non-refundable and non-transferable.

The remaining 50% balance is due 30 days before arrival and is also non-refundable (as it would be under the 30 day cancelation period). If we are unable to charge your credit card 30 days before your arrival, we will make every attempt to contact you. However, if we are unable to reach you, or you can not provide payment within 24 hours, your reservation could be considered as "canceled", and we would make your cottage available to another booking. Should we be able to book the cottage, your initial 50% deposit will not be refunded (since it is less than 30 days before your arrival).

Cancelations: Aloha Cottage is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. We have a 30 day cancelation policy. If your travel plans change, and you must cancel your reservation, please call us right away. If your cancelation is over 30 days from your check-in date, we will make every attempt to rebook the space. However if the space cannot be rebooked, or the cancelation is given in under 30 days from your check-in date, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your cottage, we will provide a refund, less a non-refundable cancelation/clerical fee of $100.

Our booking and refund policy is very similar to most Maui condos or vacation rentals. Please understand that our policies are based on the fact that we have taken your reservation and honor it as a "booking". We do not overbook our cottages and we respect everyone's reservation as a legal and binding contract. In short, it means we have reserved your cottage just for you, for the nights that you have booked.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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