Upon arriving from a 15 hr. flight to "The Aloha Cottage" we felt like we were in paradise! Entering the beautiful grounds lush with tropical flora, sweet smells of Eucoliptis and banana trees, too numberable to describe. We climbed up steps to arrive at a place only our dreams could imagine, high in the clouds, our own private place of impecible interior and exterior design. Sounds of a trickiling water fountain and chirping birds welcomed us. The sight a an outside bathtub for two, with private balcony was too much for the weary traveler.
Walking into the bedroom the beauty of the decor continued to draw us into a place of peace and serinity. The huge King Bed in the center of the room (with an opening in the ceiling where you can watch the thousands of stars at night !) was the most romantic setting I've ever experience. The decor made you feel as if you were in a far away land, with rugs, pictures, stautues all from Bali (thus the name Bai Bungelo).
The kitchen was well stocked and even had coffee, sugar, cream and morning extras.
I have NEVER stayed in an accomadation more serine and visually comforting with the sights and smells that lured my soul. My husband didn't even want to leave to explore Maui, he wanted to come back and enjoy our new home".
One of the beautys of " The Aloha Cottage" is its closeness to everything. No matter where we were traveling it was within 30-45 minutes from our home base. Also, because it is in the high country, it is cool at night (50's) and glorious to hear the wind and feel the mountain breezes as you sleep.
The owners were incredibly helpful sharing ALL their secret "favorites" from where to eat, where to go sightseeing and most important where NOT to go!
I hesitate to write this knowing It will be hard to get a reservation once the word gets out, but, I want to share this glorious Eden with the world. Truly the owners Ranjana and Ron have blessed me with a memory that will last a lifetime! (I WILL RETURN)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer two distinctly different cottage rentals; The Thai Tree House and The Aloha Cottage. Both of these romantic maui vacation cottages, along with the main house, are situated on five pristine acres of a pastoral private upcountry, Maui estate. We strive to provide each of our guests with the finest vacation experience within Upcountry Maui and beyond. The Aloha Cottage is adorned with unique Balinese treasures and The Thai Tree House is uniquely decorated with marvelous items from Thailand. Each cottage was custom-built and designed around these two exotic themes while also maintaining an authentic Hawaiian feel to their settings. There's really nothing else like it on Maui. Privacy abounds with each cottage! The design and placement of these two cottages on the property were carefully planned so that would be ample distance away from each other and also that both cottages remain a good distance away from the main house. In fact each cottage is well over 120 yards away from any dwelling in an effort to provide you with an air of seclusion and independence. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aloha Cottage Hotel Makawao
- Aloha Cottage Maui/Makawao