"2007, 2008, 2009 Condé Nast Traveler Magazine has named Irene Ann Aroner, President and Owner of Tropical Villa Vacations as a "Villa Rental Specialist" for Hawai'i. This is the third year in a row that Irene has earned this prestigious recognition. Less than 50 villa rental specialists were chosen from around the world for this distinction."
One of the Premier Agencies for Hawaiian Villas" -Travel & Leisure 2006
It was perfect in every way!!!
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Perfect! The house is in a great location and has everything you could possibly need. We absolutely loved staying here!!! The P Family, 08/2017
Very nice property in great location with fantastic views!
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Peaceful location with all of the amenities you need for a perfect vacation! Property was very clean and well maintained with great decor. Also stocked with anything you might need for beach, cooking or just relaxing. Would definitely recommend staying at Bird of Paradise Cottage! Owners are great! The C Family, Minneapolis, 02/2017
Paradise in Maui
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My family of 3 (my 65-year old mother, myself and my 6-year old daughter) stayed at this property recently for 15 nights. It was simply fantastic. The cottage is incredibly clean, comfortable and well-stocked with everything you could need. It is bright and airy and the central AC means the temperature is always perfect, while not being noisy at all. We ate all our breakfasts and dinners outside, enjoying the ocean view, the birds and the geckos. We swam every day and *loved* the bonus of having the hot tub. Frankie is a super host...I feel we have honestly made a friend for life. Dan is great, too, just a bit more reserved. :) The location is great and the neighbourhood is very peaceful. I can't go on enough about it, really! When we return to Maui, we will absolutely book here again.
The G Family, British Columbia, Canada, 02/2017
Stay Here! We loved it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We opened the front door and knew we had made the right choice. The Bird of Paradise Cottage is the perfect place to stay.
Perched up on the hillside in Wailea, the pictures could never do the view justice. Each morning we watched the sunrise, and each evening came with amazing views of the sun setting behind Molokini and Kaho'olawe.
The home is in fantastic shape, it feels like it was just built (maybe it was). It also has EVERYTHING that you need. I personally don't like staying in hotels because you have no way to cook for yourself and at best the hotel rooms are a few hundred square feet. The Bird of Paradise Cottage has all the plates, dishes, cups, pots and martini glasses you need plus the amenities of a hotel. We didn't have to go to the store for anything except for the food we wanted to eat. They also have a brand new washer and dryer which is a huge plus. We didn't even need to purchase sand toys or snorkel gear as it all came with the home.
The view from the cottage is fantastic, but the view from the pool is even better. The pool is an amazing place to spend your time as you can see over all of Wailea and the ocean below.
From the first time I spoke with Private Paradise Villas (formerly Tropical Villa Vacations), the service was great - working with them is a no brainer. Yvonne, the concierge, was amazing and very helpful.
At the home, Frankie and Dan (the homeowners) are literally the type of people you want to meet on a vacation. They made recommendations of places to visit, provided smores by the fire for our son, and made sure we knew how to use the spa, pool lights, etc. I really cannot say enough about what amazing people they are.
I highly advise staying here, at this cottage, and in Wailea as opposed to an area like Lahaina. You're minutes away from amazing beaches, and you won't feel like you're staying in an overpriced, over crowded resort. You're in paradise at this home!!
The K Family, Los Angeles, 11/2016
Everything you need for a great vacation!
You'll enjoy this place! The cottage is located in a quiet residential area and fully equipped with everything you need if you choose to cook your own meals incl a BBQ, espresso machine, and blender. Beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs/umbrellas and cooler are provided and it's fully stocked with cleaning supplies incl dish soap, kitchen sponge and laundry detergent.
Just like the other reviews say, Dan and Frankie are excellent hosts. They made sure to greet us and feel welcome right away. The highlight of our trip was going paddleboarding with Dan and we loved relaxing in hot tub and swimming in the pool. It's soo nice to have the use of a private pool!!
The cottage is in a private setting away surrounded by lush greenery away from the main house and pool. You'll have no problem being able to relax and enjoy your trip.
We'll be back again!
The P Family, 04/2016
Aloha! Just a quick email to let you know how much we enjoyed our vacation on Maui. We had a wonderful time and the cottage was fabulous. Frankie and Dan made us feel very welcome, checking in with us to make sure everything was going well, but totally gave us our space. They were very accommodating on our final day as our flight didn’t leave Maui until late that evening, they told us to go out and enjoy the day and leave our luggage at the cottage. That afternoon we came back to the cottage and were able to have a shower and be fresh our 14 hour trip home. The Luau was great. Thanks so much to concierge services for taking care of this for us. I will recommend the Bird of Paradise Cottage to whomever may be interested. The H Family, 03/2016
Bird of Paradise is truly Paradise! Right from the start we had amazing service when booking our reservation through Tropical Villa Vacations with excellent information provided on the "little extra's" they offer to making sure everything was just what he wanted and by far exceeding any needs! We arrived late at night and the cottage was well lit, easy to find and Frankie had delicious fresh loaves and juice waiting for us...there was even music playing to greet us! Frankie and Dan spoiled us immensely and are the kindest people you will meet. The cottage is stocked with everything and more that we needed and the set up is perfect for families. They have added a fire pit on an additional deck just off the pool and after evening swims we enjoyed smores and sunsets by the fire. I can't say enough about this location but I do know we will return! The J Family, Canada. 01/2016
My husband and I, along with my brother in law and his wife, stayed at the Bird of Paradise Cottage during our wonderful stay in Maui. This was the perfect place for us! Clean and adorable, it had everything we needed. The pool and hot tub, where we spent a handful of early evenings, offered great views for sunsets. The best beaches in Maui are just a short 5 minute drive. There were boogey boards and a cooler supplied at the property for us that we got a lot of use out of on our days at the beach. We rented this property through Tropical Villa Vacations, and the whole process went very smoothly. They responded promptly to our emails and answered all of our questions. Also, the owners of the cottage, Frankie, and Dan, were the best. They added several personal touches to make us feel right at home. They brought us fresh baked breads, fruits, and more! We couldn't have asked for anything more! We would definitely recommend this property to others! The D Family, 01/2016
Holidays in Hawaii
Staying at Bird of Paradise cottage was a wonderful way to mark the holiday season -- we especially liked being able to see the ocean and the sunsets while being far enough away from the crowds to be perfectly quiet, enjoy watching the multitudes of stars at night, and listen to the birds’ concerts in the mornings. The cottage is small but perfect -- the pool and hot tub are amazing -- the hosts are very friendly and provide many extras to meet your needs while being respectful of their guests’ desire (or not) for privacy. We loved it -- thanks to Tropical Villa Vacations for managing the property. The P Family 12/2015
My party had a great time staying here. Really nice pool upstairs with great sunset views. The cottage is comfortable and clean. 5 min drive to the beach. Property owners are really nice people. Highly recommended. The W Family, 10/2015
My parents, my husband and I stayed at the lovely "Bird of Paradise Cottage" on the beautiful island of Maui.... After spending hours looking at vacation rental options, based on our desires, this adorable Cottage stood out above the rest! Once I began the smooth process of inquiring about the Cottage with Tropical Villa Vacations, my husband and I were convinced that this was going to be our Maui vacation rental! The Tropical Villa Vacations "team" was so helpful in answering any questions we had....responding promptly to emails and phone calls! ..... From the moment we walked through the door into the Bird of Paradise Cottage, there was a sense of "Welcome" surrounding us!....Everything from the beautiful bouquet of fresh native flowers; a GENEROUS welcome plate filled with fruit, chocolates, and snacks; VERY CLEAN accommodations; and a BEAUTIFUL pool just waiting for us to "dive" in to! We enjoyed our stay here at the cottage immensely...only wishing that we could have stayed longer! Dan and Frankie certainly make there guests feel welcome, generously sharing a lot of "extras"....and they always gave us our privacy, especially while we were swimming in the pool. We certainly hope to be able to stay at the Bird of Paradise Cottage again someday, and we would definitely recommend not only this wonderful vacation rental, but also Tropical Villa Vacations as well! The D Family, 08/2015
Just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We had a fabulous time here on various trips to Haleakala, Hana, Lahaina and Ulua Beach. Everything was amazing! It is tough to say goodbye but we will be back soon and also passed along the cottage info to our friends. Thanks again. The B. Family, 06/2015
When we arrived the view was amazing! At first sight we know we would enjoy the stay. We loved the little snacks and coffee. Basically we loved everything here! We also loved the pool. Again, thank you for letting us spend our vacation here! The Z. Family (Amy 11 yrs. old) 06/2015
My husband, myself, and our two friends stayed here in October and we all had a fun, relaxing time our first time on Maui. We have stayed at a lot of vacation rentals and this property is undoubtedly our favorite based on the location, the pool, the amenities and definitely the hospitality. We like to cook and it was a breeze cooking in the kitchen as well as at the grill next to the pool. The pantries are really well stocked with all the ingredients, spices, tools you need. The pool is amazing, with gorgeous views of the ocean. It's nice to relax there either during the day or at night a beer before turning in early. Also, when you use the pool they try to give you privacy, so even though the pool is technically in front of their house (one flight of stairs up from the cottage), it really feels like your private pool which is just amazing. I liked waking up early in the morning and watching the sunrise and listening to the birdsong- this condo is right next to a small "forest" that has no houses built on it so it's very peaceful, but it's pretty high up so it has gorgeous views the ocean while not being too far from it at the same time. There are also plenty of beach chairs/boogie boards/cooler/snorkelling equipment, beach towels, etc for when you head down to the beach, no need to worry about renting or bringing anything from home. We were really bowled by the warmth of our hosts, that really elevated our stay and we we felt right at home. You can tell they really take pride in making their guests feel at home in their home. Frankie was great! She gave us fresh baked bread, lots of goodies in the fridge when we arrived (eggs, fruit, POG, coffee, cream!). Our friends got to go paddle boarding with Dan, and they had a lot of fun with him too. They really epitomize the spirit of Aloha! We can't wait to visit again. The H Family, 06/2015
We were impressed with our accommodations here at the Bird of Paradise Cottage. They provided us with everything that we needed. The property owners and management team made sure that we were well taken care of. When we vacation in Maui again we would definitely stay at the Bird of Paradise Cottage. Thanks again!! The P Family, 06/2015
The Bird of Paradise Cottage was spacious but cozy with a breathtaking view. Hope to come back some day! The K. Family, 05/2015
Our visit yo Maui was very relaxing due to the hosts and the location of the Bird of Paradise Cottage. Frankie and Dan are wonderful hosts and were always quick to provide any information we needed so we could enjoy our vacation to the fullest. You want to go paddle boarding? Dan is the man! He will take you to little known areas any day you wish to go. Frankie, we enjoyed our "coffee" visits and chats. The Cottage was very clean, comfortable and is located close to many great beaches, restaurants and shopping. The quiet residential area was wonderful and we enjoyed many beautiful evenings sitting out on the lanai or by the pool looking at the stars. The H Family, 05/2015
This was the best vacation ever! I'd be so sad to leave except I know we are coming back next year. Thanks for all your love and support and wishing you every blessing on your island paradise of beauty and enchantment! Ellen, 04/2015
This truly is the Bird of Paradise here in Paradise! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here and your place is fabulous! I would recommend this to anyone! Mr. H, 03/2015
Thank you for your generous hospitality. We really appreciated all the thoughtful amenities at your charming little cottage. We felt at home here. My son even said he wanted to stay here forever! Than you again for sharing Aloha with us. We will treasure the time we’ve spent here. The C. Family, 03/2015
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed Bird of Paradise Cottage immensely. Se felt we had the best of both worlds- close to great beaches, restaurants but quiet at night. Thank you!
The B. Family, 03/2015
How lucky we were to have found your beautiful little cottage- charming inside and out. Your personal touch- fresh flowers and snacks were appreciated. Hope we get back this way! The H Family, 02/2015
Thank you so much for another wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. Bird of Paradise is our paradise. We fell in love with the cottage on our first stay 7 years ago and it remains as beautiful and carefully appointed each time we visit. See you next year. The S. Family. 01/2015
Thank you so much for all your hospitality and sharing your little piece of paradise with our family. The cottage felt like home from the very beginning: all the appliances, extra towels, beach chairs-everything mad our trip so much easier! We especially loved your personal touches around the house: the flowers, the board games, and fruits (especially the lilikoi). The memories we’ve made here whether it was driving through the curvy roads to Hana, watching the sun’s ascent over Haleakala, or snorkeling in Molokini are ones we will treasure for a lifetime. The S. Family. 01/2015
Dear Tropical Villas, we would like to thank you for such nice accommodations in Maui. We had a wonderful time. The cottage had everything you could ever need. Frankie and Dan were the most fun. They are both good cooks and made us feel right at home. Pupu party at the pool was especially nice. Thanks to you and Frankie and Dan. We will be back. The Harry Family, Cave Creek Arizona. 09/2013
Just wanted to take a moment and get down in writing what a marvelous time we had on the snorkel adventure. I wanted to go again as that was my first time and just as I was getting comfortable, the adventure ended. The crew on the Kai Kanani were amazing, and I cannot say that enough. They made sure everyone had a wonderful time and took time with anyone who needed help. Since we had the time the captain decided to take us for a little ride and even put up the sail while the wind was blowing. As we were heading back to Makena beach, we were actually speaking with one of the crew who is Marine Naturalist and asking about the whales (my sister-in-law had never seen one), the crew member spotted whale blow in the distance. We were somewhat disappointed as we knew our excursion was coming to an end but instead of continuing on to Makena Beach the captain turned the ship and started towards to whales. As it was they did not breach but you could see their backs rising above the water as they dove. All of us were thrilled. The whole excursion was an unbelievable for all on board and all made possible by a phenomenal crew. 08/2013
The cottage was exactly what we were looking for and was perfect for us as two couples. We had pretty much everything we needed and Dan and Frankie were wonderful people. We finally realized after a week of vacationing that we had not been out for dinner the whole time as we loved coming home and throwing on the barbeque and eating on the lanai. Once again, thank you for everything, the only thing that we did not do and wished we had was go up to the crater and ride back down - maybe next time! Linda W, 04/2013
We just spent a fantastic week at the bird of paradise cottage in Maui Meadows, largely thanks to our wonderful hosts Frankie and Dan. They went above and beyond any expectations we may have had - home made delicious muffins every other day, Dan took me paddle boarding, Frankie made us a wonderful dinner on our last night, they are full of wonderful stories and are two wonderful people. Many thanks for your help, please let me know the best place to leave a glowing review. (Trip advisor?) Warm regards, John and Lindsey P. 04/2011
This is a slice of heaven! It truly doesn't get much better than this! Not only is the view, quaint cottage and peaceful setting ideal, but your warm aloha made our stay so incredibly pleasant. Thank you for everything! Ginger and Tim, 12/2010
Everything was great! The pool, view, cottage and surf. It was really fun staying here. Jenna, 12/2010
We had a great time in Paradise! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and for the paddle boarding lessons. We'll be coming back! Come see us in N.C. The H Family, 12/2010
Aloha! We had a wonderful time, I am so glad that we stayed at the cottage. This is our first time here (our honeymoon) and we will be back again. The hospitality couldn't get better, thank you! I loved "sunny", he was so cute. I looked forward to using the pool everyday. If you are ever in Anchorage we would love to see you! The C Family, 12/2010
Wonderful! We had a great time. This is our third trip to the island and loved the cottage and pool. We will stay here again! Frankie and Dan you are great! The D Family, 12/2010
We want to thank you both for one of the most wonderful experiences of 2010. We loved your cottage and the time we spent there - especially meeting both of you. You made us feel like we were family. The best of the holidays and 2011. Marion and Doug, 12/2010
Frankie and Dan, thank you so much for everything. We had an absolute blast! We will definitely be coming back to visit you and Maui again! Thank you for your hospitality and wonderful home, the paddle board lessons and some delicious food. We will be back! The F Family, 11/2010
We had a wonderful time at The Bird of Paradise. Thank you for your hospitality. Look forward to coming back. Call us if you are ever in Seattle area! Love The S. Family, 11/2010
We cannot thank you enough for the hospitality. Your home is absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed every minute of our stay at the Bird of Paradise. Frankie, thank you for the hummus, "Dano" muffins and Dan thank you for the paddle board lessons and being friendly and awesome! You made our family feel so welcome and right. We will be back...!!! The D Family, 11/2010
This place was great! We loved the house and it was especially nice to have a fully equipped kitchen. I tried my hand at the espresso machine and the results were good! We loved the pool - both in the day and night-time (pool lights!) Thanks for the fresh fruit & paddle board lessons! Hope to be back soon. L Family 07/2010
We enjoyed every minute that we were here. The Bird of Paradise cottage could not have been any better. We will miss seeing Sunny the dog up at the pool. We would recommend The Bird of Paradise to anyone visiting Maui, and we will stay here again when we return! Oh, and Dan did a great job with the 4th of July fireworks show. Thanks, The C Family 07/2010
THANK YOU for the spectacular service! We had such a great time at Bird of Paradise, and we definitely return. The owners were so gracious, and the cottage was amazing! We loved the location, the amenities, and the privacy. I have already referred friends to Tropical Villa Vacations. You offer such courteous service and were always so friendly to work with! Our next trip, we will utilize more of your offerings, like the car rental and an on-site chef to prepare a special dinner. Thank you for helping make our vacation so wonderful. We have such great memories and can't wait to come back!
We loved our vacation and found the Bird of Paradise cottage simply charming and most enjoyable. The owners were great hosts and we enjoyed their pool every day. The dinner that Sabra prepared was absolutely divine and without equal! We were all in heaven and stuffed to the gills. She is a gem and what a find. Her assistant, Brad, was wonderful, too. It made for a very special birthday dinner for all of us. The trip to Hana was terrific and the only way to do it, we decided. We had a great day and the weather cooperated. Golf was very good, too - we enjoyed it all. Thank you so much for overseeing our delightful vacation once again. We were thrilled with everything and were happy to introduce our friends to Tropical Villa Vacations - they were highly impressed! The S. Family 10/2005
Just writing to let you know that (we) had a fabulous time at Bird of Paradise. Was a great place--as advertised. We will definitely look to Tropical Villa again should we decide to come again--which won't be soon enough! :) Also, you should let Yvonne know that we loved our experience at Feast at Lele! Really great--great food and entertainment. Again, much thanks for a fabulous trip to Maui. Sincerely, Oliver 04/2005
Accommodation absolutely exceeded expectations! Received excellent assistance during the reservation process. Yvonne is a pleasure to deal with. Home was perfect for our family - great location and great facilities. Thanks for a great vacation that will last long in the memory! We would love to return. JM Family. 03/2005
Just to let you know that we truly had a great time in Hawaii and that the owners of the Birds of Paradise were very charming and nice people. We keep and excellent memory of our trip and we hope to return at some point in the future to the Aloha paradise. The Solomon's 03/2005
It was nice to see photos first and then to drive up and recognize the Bird of Paradise Cottage. We received lots of contact from various people (at Tropical Villa Vacations) which made us feel well cared for! The accommodation was yummy. Heaven. We will be back and will recommend it to others. The kitchen is so well stocked, beautiful decor. The owners are awesome hosts - we are grateful they share their home. The Concierge Yvonne is Da Kine! Clone her and place her in every business to show them what customer service should be! We absolutely wish to return and we will stay at Bird of Paradise Cottage. Mahalo times 10! JW & CP-W 12/2004.
Bird of Paradise was fairly represented to us. The web pix really helped. Great assistance by those we corresponded with. Really enjoyed the privacy available, as well as the pool area. Tropical Villa Vacations service and selection of properties is outstanding. I'm sure we will use you again. K Family summer 2004
Bird of Paradise Cottage was better than expected. It absolutely was fairly represented to us. Everything was perfect. The home owners were wonderful hosts. They let us know they were around if we needed them, but never bothered us during the stay. The place was impeccably clean. N Family 08/2004
Bird of Paradise absolutely exceeded our expectations. Yvonne and Anne gave great service. The property is really beautiful, superbly outfitted, kind hosts. Concierge service was excellent! Our experience was just great (happy face). W Family 07/2004
Gary and I wanted to thank you and Yvonne for making our trip to Maui so wonderful. The Bird of Paradise cottage was everything we expected and more. The hospitality of the owners will forever be a part of our fond memories. Thank you for your wonderful website and assistance in planning our trip. We are already planning our next trip to Hawaii and look forward to staying at the Bird of Paradise again. The gift basket you left in our cottage was enjoyed by all and the information on the surrounding area was very much appreciated. 03/2004
Thank you so much for your excellent service with the Bird of Paradise reservation. We were oh so pleased with the accommodations and had GREAT interactions with the owners. Thank you for the coloring books and care package. We will be coming back to Maui and likely to the Bird of Paradise cottage. Mahalo again. Kevin C. Colorado Springs, CO. 02/2004
Thank you! The Bird of Paradise Cottage was perfect as was the weather, Yvonne's attentive services, and your impeccable attention to detail. We have already recommended your company to friends who are coming to Maui for a wedding at Wailea in May. Janet Orvis Cook 01/2004
What a way to start the New Year! Warm weather, fabulous sunsets, a soothing hot tub after a day of going on adventures, a comfortable cottage, generous hosts. 1/2004
Had a great visit to Maui - your guest house made our time here very pleasant and your view is breathtaking. Our memories of Maui will last forever! 12/2003
We had a marvelous visit and your hospitality made us feel right at home. We'll have many fond memories of the Bird of Paradise. 12/2003
Bird of Paradise was everything we hoped for, and more. 07/2003
Words can't express the beauty of Maui - we had a fabulous time. The cottage was wonderful and will definitely recommend to our friends and family. 05/2003
We had a fantastic stay here at the Bird of Paradise. The cottage fully exceeded our expectations - all of the finest comforts of home and then some. 05/2003
The place is fabulous. Your hospitality was wonderful. Thank you for allowing us to use this wonderful cottage. I know we will be back. We will also recommend this place to everyone. 03/2003
Your cottage was an excellent choice. Words cannot truly express how much we loved staying at this cottage. 03/2003
I wanted to let you know Jeff and I had a great time in Maui. The cottage was perfect - cozy and private. The next time we return to Maui we will be reserving with Tropical Villa Vacations. Thanks Yvonne for recommending Al & Laurie Terry for the ceremony. It was fabulous! Thank you for everything! 01/2003
We love this cottage and your hospitality. Thank you for making us feel welcome. The view is better than expected. 01/2003
Loved staying at the Bird of Paradise Cottage. Great views, sunset and perfect weather. Thank you for sharing a great spot in paradise. We'll be back! 12/2002
We had an absolutely wonderful time in Hawaii! The cottage was fabulous and just what we needed. The owner was wonderful. Thanks for all of you help. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated and I would recommend Tropical Villa Vacations and the "Bird Of Paradise" to anyone. Mahalo,T. King. 10/2002.
Cottage of Dreams, View of Forever, Peace & Serenity, Hosts who welcomed as family. 10/2002
We would like to submit our applications for Cabana Boy and Pool Bar Wench. Had a wonderful stay. You are the greatest hosts. 10/2002
The cottage is extremely beautiful. It was just like being at home except for the wonderful view. We definitely plan to come back. 09/2002
This villa is exceptional! You did a great job making us feel like we were staying in a 5 star hotel. Thanks for a wonderful relaxing experience. 09/2002
The Bird of Paradise Cottage is a beautifully appointed new villa. Great appliances, views, grounds, great kitchen utensils & accessories. The owners are exceptional people. Their villa is wonderful and central to Wailea and Kihei. Concierge Yvonne is a "true" professional. She is sweet, detailed, and knowledgeable about the island of Maui. We had a great week and will recommend your company to friends. 09/2002.
Wow! What an awesome place! This cottage is so darling and so comfortable and the view is beyond all expectations! 07/2002
Your cottage couldn't have been any nicer. 06/2002
We have been more than pleased with your warmth and accommodations. Thank you for allowing us our privacy on our honeymoon trip. Your cottage is absolutely wonderful. The view from here alone was worth the trip. 05/02