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This ground-level, two bedroom suite is in a private Upcountry home, tucked away in a quaint residential neighborhood close to the Kula Lodge Restaurant, local farmers market and small grocery store. (see below for more details about Kula.) The friendly owner lives in the attached house upstairs and is readily available if needed, while still affording guests full privacy.
This is a clean, comfortably furnished apartment-type rental with two pretty big bonuses you rarely find in this price range: A private hot tub with sun deck, and a bonus bedroom – living space. The bonus room includes a queen sofa sleeper, dining table, closet, and work bench that guests have remarked are perfect for setting up computers and/or sharing with an additional guest/couple. New bedding, bath and beach towels are provided as well. This suite is equipped with wireless internet along with Cable TV, including premium channels such as Showtime and HBO.
The kitchenette includes fridge, microwave, toaster-oven and two-burner hot plate. Of course all the must have amenities are included – coffee maker, dishes, glasses, tableware for four and cookware. The shared high quality front-load washer and dryer are right outside the kitchenette.
The grounds offer a variety of mature fruit trees including Meyer lemons, oranges, haas avocados, mangoes and cherimoya. Guest have a reserved off street parking spot.
Kula is cooler than the resort areas, and centrally located, which is why many Maui residents choose to live here. For active visitors, you can plan on seeing a large variety of what Maui has to offer using Kula as your base.
Convenience-wise, Haleakala Crater, Upcountry, North Shore and the Back Side of Haleakala (to Hana) and Kipahulu (aka Seven Sacred Pools) are all a much more easily accessed from this location than the resort areas in West and South Maui. Here is our general article about Upcountry.
(Rates are for 2 guests. Add $20/nt. fee per person up to 4)
We are from Germany and this was our second time on Maui, first time in Kula. And if we ever get there again, we would for sure stay at the Kula Treat again. Everything was great from the first conract until we checked out. The owner is a lovely and very helpful person, the rooms were clean and comfortable, the house is located in a beautiful neighborhood with a pretty view. Also for visiting the Haleakala this is was the perfect location. We can't wait to come back. Mahalo!
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Kula Treat. The rooms were very nice and well kept. We loved having the kitchen as we eat a special diet and like to prepare our own food. Our host was very thorough making sure we understood how everything on the property functioned so we could be on our own and informed us of all the restaurants and shopping that was available in the area. The spa was a very appreciated special treat after a day of hiking on Haleakala. The sky is beautiful at night and the property is very quiet and peaceful.
The hostess was extremely accommodating, helping us with great places to eat and hike throughout Maui. She is very familiar with the island which is a plus. Before arriving, she answered my questions promptly and in good detail. I would not hesitate returning.
My husband and I stayed at the Kula Treat a couple nights for our 10-yr anniversary and had a great experience. The host was friendly and professional, it was spacious and clean, very quiet and peaceful, a good deal, had an extra room and was self-contained. We loved lying in the jacuzzi when it was chilly at night and gazing at the stars. The fragrance of trumpet flowers was so strong you could even smell it in the bedroom. Also enjoyed the view of the island and the bamboo outside the window... and the lemon tree! The bed was also super comfy and soft. We would highly recommend this place and will probably come back again!
We spent several nights in Kula to help decompress and acclimate from our travels. Pamela was a wonderful host that bent over backwards to make us comfortable in her place. We enjoyed sitting in the hot tub during the cool nights, and when returning from the close by Haleakala sunrise experience. There would be no hesitation in staying at Kula Treat during our next visits to Maui.
It was very private and quite. Pamela our host was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and would go back. You are not near a beach, it is more inland or upland as they call it. We like the fact it was quite. We loved the hot tub, in the evening. So peaceful. The drive to Kula Treat is very lovely too, going up the twisting roads and the sunsets up there. The rooms are spacious and with everything you need. Thanks Pamela for the beautiful invite to the concert, a piece of Hawaii, we will treasure. And the great restaurant you recommended in Kula.
“Upcountry” is as much a lifestyle as it is a place. Many people who live Upcountry consider themselves to be quite different from those fancy “city-slickers” who live in paces like Kahului, Wailuku, Kihei or West Maui. Take the “up” off and you have the closest translation of what this term would mean on the mainland: “Country” (with a capital C!)