As with most real estate agents, I am a creature of routine. I wake each morning, boil water for my French press, check market updates, and start reading emails. Working for Hawaii Life gives me the ability to work from home, which I love; however, out the window I have the daunting view of Haleakala […]
Having lived on Maui since transplanting here from San Diego in 1978, I am often questioned by clients and visitors about where my favorite spot is on Maui.
Where is My Favorite Place on Maui?
On a dreamy introspective day, I would would say Waimoku Falls at Oheo Gulch sitting under the 400 foot waterfall, spacing out while laying on a warm rock watching the rainbows form at the edge of the fall.
On a windy day with a nice swell, pushing downwind from Maliko Bay with some friends in a canoe is hard to beat.
On a good south swell day, hitting the waves at my favorite break at Launiopoko with my buddies and the floating beer cooler just can’t be beat. We have a 2 wave rule: if you get two waves in a row, you are sent to the penalty box and have to drink a beer. That is a great equalizer when you are out with better surfers who like to steal all the waves.
As far as places to live, that
is a really tough question, as Maui is about as varied in climate as you can get for such a small geographical area. However, after many people have lived on Maui for a number of years, they realize the beach will always be there with the warm water and they start looking for more privacy, a cooler place to retreat, and to be able to raise a garden and have a few animals. The answer is Kula!
Just Listed – Upper Kula 2 Acre Estate Featuring a Large Home with Detached Cottage/Garage Area
It is not uncommon for those who retire to Maui to make a first home in the warmer areas of Wailea, Kaanapali, Lahaina or Kihei. If you are coming from a cold climate, this is a logical step if you want refuge from winter. However, 90 degrees every day, all summer long gets oppressive after a while.
From your rocking chair at our newest listing in Kula you can enjoy amazing bi-coastal ocean, central Maui basin, and West Maui views while you contemplate your own favorite places on Maui
Our newest listing is a 3 bed/3 bath home of approximately 3,488 interior living area square feet with roughly another 2,000 sq.ft. of covered and uncovered deck areas.
7636 Kula Hwy HD Video Tour
At 7636 Kula Highway (MLS# 357745), we offer you a cure for year around living on Maui
In addition to the main home, there is a huge detached garage that has a substantial studio/one bath living area above the garage that is perfect as a rental or extended living situation. The Stice Team is proudly offering this property for $1.65M and all listing details for this property can be found here: property detail page.
This home was built by a well-known Maui couple in 1991 who loved to paddle canoes. The living room, kitchen, and master bedroom all have large windows to invite natural light and the spectacular scenery down at sea level.
The main house was totally remodeled over the past two years with an updated kitchen, new flooring, new master bath and guest suite, all located on the top floor.
The bottom floor, which is accessible at ground level via another driveway, is essentially a whole living area of its own. Both floors have excellent views.
The huge 4 car garage is large enough to handle a 42 foot outrigger canoe. Both the main house and garage are pole type structures with high, open beam ceilings giving a very spacious feeling.
This is the perfect climate at 2,800 feet elevation. Rainfall averages around 25-30 inches a year, so there is just enough rainfall to keep the pasture green most of the year, but you get sunshine 90 percent of the time.
The best part is that you have bi-coastal views of West Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, and the tip of Molokai that are completely unobstructed. There is a very good reason Oprah Winfrey decided to buy a huge part of the surrounding properties, it is climate and view!
Finally, if you like to have a garden, the deep volcanic soil awaits your nurturing hands. Already there are many producing fruit trees and a vegetable garden. One acre is fully fenced with 2 miniature goats right now, but you could have horses or other livestock as you choose as there are no covenants to restrict your farming ambitions.
Strong Value in Upcountry Maui
Please let me know if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a personal viewing of this property. Everything has been taken care of on this house and property, and it represents a very strong value in the very popular Upcountry Maui marketplace.
Aloha from the listing Broker,Tracy Stice R(B) Tracy@HawaiiLife.com 808.281.5411
The Stice Team would like to share our newest listing at 118 Kulalani Circle (MLS# 352968), which is a 4 bed/4 bath home of about 2,240 sq.ft. of interior living area on a 8,015 sq.ft. lot in the heart of Kula. The interior and exterior of this home are clean, in very good structural condition, [...]
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For those who love Maui, but don’t require living next to the sea…starting at approximately 2,000 ft. elevation on the slopes of Mt. Haleakala, you will find the community of Kula, which is known for its cooler weather in an area that
is called “Upcountry Maui.”
Here are the 10 most affordable properties in Kula as of Nov. 9, 2011:
The inventory constantly changes and there are actually 163 properties for sale UpCountry. Should you be looking for something specific, please contact me and it will be my pleasure to send you a comparative market analysis of your UpCountry dream home: homes with ocean views, horse properties, properties with a pool, short sales, foreclosures (REOs)…you name it, I’ll find it! I live in Kula and know the area well.
Stay tuned for more properties from adjacent UpCountry towns of Makawao or Pukalani. With Aloha!
Fabienne MD Gandall, Realtor-Broker, Accredited Buyer Representative, REOCertified