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Heaven on Earth in Upcountry Maui

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, Master Bedroom, Sleeping Alcove, 2 Baths, (Sleeps Maximum of 4)

Welcome to The Star Lookout, a magical vacation cottage in Maui's Upcountry. Experience a taste of 'Old Hawaii' in our quiet, restful perch with privacy, sweeping views, magnificent sunsets, and oodles of stars. We are located at 622 Thompson Road, Kula, HI 96790.

The Star Lookout is the perfect retreat for nature lovers, star gazers, writers, outdoor enthusiasts, honeymooners, and well, just about anyone wanting to get away from it all. The Star Lookout is a one-in-a-million property with unobstructed views of both shores of Maui. To the south, the community of Kihei and glimpses of neighboring islands. To the north, Kahului and views of north shore beaches and sugar cane fields.

The entire property is surrounded by pasture and outcroppings of lava rock.

We are a permitted, legal vacation cottage as of April, 2009:

Ordinance #3627

Bill No. 14; CP 2002/0009

For assistance please call 907-250-2364.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About The Owner

Janice Tower is an avid cyclist. You can find her riding up, down and around Maui with the Upcountry Cyclists.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2000

Why The Owner chose Kula

This is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

What makes this cottage unique

The Star Lookout offers the visitor peace, tranquility and an opportunity to commune quietly with nature. There's nothing like sitting out on the deck overlooking the north and south shores of Maui, listening to the birds and contemplating the curvature of the Earth.


Kula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Two newly remodeled bathrooms with walk-in showers. Soap (no other toiletries) and towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Separate master bedroom with master shower.
    Sleeping Alcove - 1 queen , Sleeping alcove in common area. Please See Photos.
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen in master bedroom; one queen in alcove of main cabin area. Please see photos. (1) Portacrib available with request.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
30 Minutes from world-class Windsurfing Beaches. Upcountry Maui is prime road cycling country! The perfect launch for a ride up Haleakala (7,000' climbing), Ulupalakua Winery Ride, and several epic 100-milers.


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Heaven on Earth in Upcountry Maui
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful cottage away from Maui crowds

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay on Maui. The rental house overlooks the Maui coast from 3000 feet up, with stunning views of the shoreline, offshore islands, sunrise/sunset, and the night sky. House is well appointed and includes two large beds and a separate sleeping loft, as well as a full kitchen and two modern baths. The bedrooms have clear views down to the ocean. Also included is a large deck and access to a propane grill and large outdoor hot tub. The weather is much milder than coastal Maui due to the high elevation, and we never missed having air conditioning at night even in the middle of summer. Fun activities are close by including a winery, coffee house, and art gallery, and it's only an easy half hour drive down to reach some of Maui's other sights, including good access to Haleakala.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay! It makes us happy to know that you appreciate the charm of this unique little cottage. Please come again!
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  • 5 of 5

Great unit. Very clean and modern. Ray was very sweet and hospitable. Thanks for providing such great value.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A place to unwind and reconnect

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Star Lookout with our two young kids, enjoying the quiet tranquility of this place.

Thank you to Ray and Janice for your kindness and help as we sat out Hurricane Lane.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and superb

  • 5 of 5

The view is stunning, my daughters loved the friendly cats and we enjoyed the jacuzzi very much! We would have loved to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loving upcountry Maui!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at this beautiful place 7 times and it keeps getting better each time.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoy your staycations at The Star Lookout!
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Truly enchanting

  • 5 of 5

This is such a great place to stay, in a great location, in a wonderful community. If you want R & R, this is the place to be. The temperature is cooler here as it is located at 3000 ft altitude. There is an adjacent country road that winds through rolling green hills, stacked lava rock walls, ocean views and misty air. It is perfect for leisurely strolls. Ray, the caretaker is an unassuming legend. He and his wife's biography of their adventures in wild Alaska are the stuff movies are made of. If you like to stay put, I recommend stopping by Whole Foods or Costco near the airport and bringing your food up. It was well worth the initial investment of time. Grandma's Coffee House serves delicious coffee, baked goods, breakfast and lunch. Kula Country is a nice organic farmstand that is also nearby.They have a delightful children's garden and a very happy lady at the checkout stand.

Thank you to Janice for the privilege of staying at a place few know about but many can afford. We are so blessed by your hospitality. Thank you for providing a place where common folk can experience the magic we once dreamt about in our youth.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for staying with us! We are so happy that you appreciate the charm of our Upcountry getaway. We hope that we will see again soon!
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Nearest Airport
20.5 Miles
Kahalui Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Grandma's Coffee House
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
North Shore
Car: necessary

30 Minutes from world-class Windsurfing Beaches


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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