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Ke Kihapai Bed & Breakfast Home in Kula, Upcountry Maui

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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Ke Kihapai, is a charming home formerly known as 'Kili's Cottage', located in gorgeous upcountry Kula, Maui, and owned by a local Hawaiian family. Ke Kihapai, the Hawaiian word for small farm, boasts extraordinary views of the ocean and West Maui mountains, quiet evenings with starlit skies and is well stocked with breakfast goodies throughout your stay. There are three spacious bedrooms- two rooms offer queen beds and one has twin beds. Two full baths and a large space with a full kitchen, dining room table and television room. The house offers cable television and wireless internet service. In addition, there is a large lanai with Barbecue for outdoor dining and relaxation. The house offers private parking for two cars and a washer and dryer for your laundry needs. This agriculturally zoned property has numerous trees, and includes a variety of indigenous Hawaiian plants.

Upcountry Maui is a special place, with its warm days and comfortably cool nights, and Ke Kihapai is only a short drive to incredible sightseeing destinations, including Haleakala National Park, the Kula Botanical Gardens, Ali'i Kula Lavender Plantation, Surfing Goat Dairy, Makawao Town, Tedeschi Winery, horseback riding, golf bicycle riding all levels of hiking paths and zipline adventures are within minutes of the house. There are beaches 20 minutes away and approximately the same travel time to the Kahului airport.

Ke Kihapai is a licensed Bed & Breakfast by the County of Maui, Permit # BBMP 2009-0002

Keywords: Kili's Cottage, vacation rental, "small farm"

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About The Owner

I'm Kili and in addition to being a wife and involved mother of three, I have been the director of Maui's Hawaiian language immersion preschool, Punana Leo o Maui, since 1993. I also operate our bed and breakfast cottage. My husband Michael is a championship windsurfer and has owned his own painting and contracting company here since 1988. He has also studied chant and hula. Our three children- Kiani, Kalia and Kuakea- were born and raised in the islands. All were schooled in the Hawaiian language immersion program and are fluent Hawaiian language speakers. Kiani is a budding Hawaiian language educator and an accomplished hula dancer. Kalia is a star volleyball player and Kuakea is the artist of our family. Even our dog has a Hawaiian name: I`i.

The Owner purchased this house in 1985

What makes this house unique

Formerly known as "Kili's Cottage", Ke Kihapai is a charming, fully furnished three-bedroom, two-bath cottage located in gorgeous upcountry Kula. The name "ke kihapai" is from a traditional land division term, loosely translated as "small farm". The weather is spectacular and the views are breathtaking. It is ideal for families, small groups of friends, honeymooners and couples who want an authentic Hawai`i-lifestyle experience. Whether you are coming back to Maui or coming for the first time, relax and enjoy your stay in our beautiful cottage surrounded by lei-flowering plants and fruit trees that you are welcome to delight in.

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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Ke Kihapai Bed & Breakfast Home in Kula, Upcountry Maui
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

We will be back!

  • 4 of 5

We were returning residents- our first visit in 3 years... we arrived to a house that made us feel so at 'home' in Hawaii! Even my teenage children felt like they had returned home- this home is a simple local style home, with a lei farm surrounding it- we hit the jackpot! Kili supplies more than enough for breakfasts and hidden in the closets are everything you can think of to make your trip easy- we spent a week here and talked about staying a month...but even if you just want to experience upcountry Maui for a few day...this is the place...easy access to everything upcountry! Don't have enough great things to say...but we know we will be back! (The only reason I did not give it a '5' was people tend to relate overly plush with a five- this is clean, simple and fully stocked)

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely situated, comfortable home near Haleakala National Park.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time in this comfortable home. It was close to Haleakala National Park, which we wanted to visit. We also went to the Farmer's Market and also visited a beach which didn't seem to far away. The breakfast items provided were delicious and there was more food than we ever could have eaten. We had fun watching the lizards around the property and viewing the stars at night. I would highly recommend this rental to families. My only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was the shower curtain lining in the master bath needed replaced and the kitchen cabinets needed to be cleaned.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review. The shower curtain lining was replaced. And we have taken note of your critique of the kitchen cabinets. We try our best to please our guests, so we appreciate it when deficiencies are pointed out. with much aloha, kili
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Could not have been nicer...

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at at Ke Kihapai could not have been nicer. The house was beautiful and well provisioned. Location was ideal for our visit with family in Kula. The owner was attentive and helpful. Could not have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Thomas. We enjoyed having your family visit with us. Hopefully we will be able to host you again when you return to visit your ʻohana in Kula. with much aloha, kili
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Great vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 6. Read all the reviews and liked it but didn't really know what to expect. Well, everything was as described and more. The house is a ride away from the beaches and the crowd and we were fine with it. It's very quiet and isolated which we loved. Other reviews talked about the breakfast food and it was plenty, about the flowers and the amenities. All was as told. Kili was in touch with us and brought more food as we needed it and changed the flowers during the stay. We also had the hot water run out as we ran the washer while showering but Kili came very quickly and canceled the timer. The coolers, beach chairs and surf boards were great to have. There was some snorkeling equipment but we had our own. Overall it's a very comfortable house and we really enjoyed staying here. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Ram for your lovely review. We appreciated you and your family staying at our home. You folks were such easy guests. We are sure you enjoyed our island home and we look forward to your next visit with us. With much aloha, Kili and Michael
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Excellent.... Very clean, spacious and a perfect out of the beaten path location.

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect vacation home for my communal kamaina family. The place slept 8 easily. With floor futons, it could accommodate another 3-4 kids. Kitchen was stocked with the basics PLUS..... Full on breakfast ingredients provided by Kili. i would highly recommend staying at this home. It was truly a home away from home, very comfortable. For a large multi famlies, it is a perfect place to enjoy everyone's company. Renting three or four hotel rooms, some down the hall, on different floors, different buildings , it is not the same as this place. I would do it again in a heartbeat.


  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Roy for your kind words. We believe our home is a perfect opportunity for families to gather and enjoy their stay on Maui. Being upcountry is definitely a different experience than being at the resorts on the shoreline. Please be sure to share that you were a previous guest, should we have the pleasure of hosting you again. with much aloha, kili
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are very accurate of this beautiful country home. Kili provided the home with a abundant amount of food for all 6 of us. Bath towels and beach towels very well stocked. We got into the Aloha spirt by picking plumerias to make Leis. Loved it! We loved our stay here!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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Cleaning Fee $100

For stays of 5 nights or more, the cleaning fee of $100 is waived.

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Kula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing

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