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Kula Means “Open Country” – It Also Offers Abundant Open Spaces

Posted by benjamen.harper@gmail.com on April 30, 2021
Kula Land

Part of the Upcountry region of Maui, Kula is a quaint, rustic area on the slopes of Haleakala. Located in the central part of the island, Kula is also at the center of Maui’s culinary resurgence. Most of the exotic produce served at Maui’s best restaurants is grown right here in the rich, volcanic soil.

Rustic Farms and Local Produce

If your guests are in a rustic mood, there are many farm tours to be had. With all the space available on Kula’s properties, you can have gardens galore and your own veggies. Let the chef cook them up into a truly fresh gourmet meal at Oo Farm or walk among the sugar canes and raise a glass to sustainable farming practices at Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery, producers of OCEAN Vodka. If flowers are your thing, smell the sweet lavender and marvel at the stunning views at the Alii Kula Lavender Farm. There are also coffee blossoms at Shim Coffee and blooms aplenty on the Protea Farm Tour. The region is also home to the Kula Botanical Gardens, filled with blooming carnations, birds of paradise and orchids.

Best Upcountry Views

Make sure to check out Kula’s most notable landmark, the brilliant white, octagonal Holy Ghost Church. A gift from the king and queen of Portugal to the island’s Portuguese plantation workers in 1894, it has been recently restored. Kula also offers homeowners the best views in Upcountry Maui, with sweeping views of Maui and the Pacific Ocean.

15200 Haleakala Hwy – A Lodge for the Investor


The renown Kula Lodge, Restaurant and Market is now for sale! Comprising 3.77 acres with panoramic ocean and mountain views. The Kula Lodge hotel consists of five vacation rental chalets. The Kula Lodge dining experience features two mouth-watering Restaurants and a Bar which together can seat 150+ guests. There is also a full size Market, spa and other retail space. This Landmark Property at 3200 ft. elevation is one of the most popular visitor stops on the way to and from Haleakala Crater and National Park; it is the only full service restaurant and bar on Haleakala Highway. This location advantageously places the property directly in route to the Haleakala summit seeing millions of visitors. A unique garden terrace with incredible views and a wood-burning brick oven surrounds the lower restaurant, which often used for weddings and special occasions. Herbs grown in the garden below are used in the restaurants which serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Amazing sunset views at dinner paired with fabulous food and wine offers an unforgettable dining experience. The property has had many recent capital improvements including a new roof and additional kitchen.

300 Kepa Rd


This elegant estate property is tucked away at the end of a Kula lane where the climate is mild and the views are spectacular. The sweeping entry driveway is edged in glorious jacaranda trees with their vibrant purple blooms. Built in 1926, this grand estate is steeped in Maui history and has been the site of many wonderful island gatherings. The estate includes 16 acres of beautiful upcountry land, 8 of which are manicured and planted with gardens of protea, day lilies, azaleas, fruit bearing trees, exotic palms, a Japanese garden and rows of orchid greenhouses. Walk along the tree lined paths from the 5,000 sq.ft. main home with a paneled library, formal living and dining rooms, butler’s pantry and grand staircase leading up to the upper floors where the master suite with office and art deco fireplace and chandelier are located. There are four additional bedrooms and baths on the upper two floors. Next stop is the 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage at the beginning of the property with a free standing garage building with a studio apt above, then down the drive to the 2,000 sq. ft. more modern home with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, vaulted ceiling and wood floors with radiant heat at the bottom of the manicured lawn. Walk past the protea beds up to the main house with the garage building at the edge of the entry drive where there is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment located above. This is an opportunity to enjoy a fabulous compound lifestyle on Maui. Call today for your private tour of this hidden Maui gem.

42 Kaalele Pl


ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, BRAND NEW 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3,427 sq.ft custom quality built home with 10 ft ceilings thought, an exquisite bonus room for extended family or guests and this 3-car garage! Nestled on the slopes of Haleakala at the 2700 foot elevation, you can enjoy the crisp, clean upcountry air, pleasant temperatures and amazing unobstructed bi-costal ocean and mountain views year-round. Located at the very top of The Ridge at Kulamanu Subdivision within a cul-de-sac is this gorgeous home with tremendous curb appeal. Finishes include; hand scraped Acacia wood flooring, marble and porcelain tile in the bathrooms and showers, natural quartzite stone countertops in kitchen, quartz countertops in bathrooms, majestic gas fireplace, teak trim wood in stairwell, Monogram stainless appliances with gas stove, lava stone tile on outside columns, Knotwood aluminum railings, 10ft ceilings throughout with 9ft doors, Alta roll up shades; automatic in master and staircase. There is an outdoor shower, recirculating pump for semi-instant hot water, 2 car chargers in the garage, fully irrigated with massive boulders that line this beautifully landscaped 11,386 sq.ft parcel.

Call Ben Harper To Schedule A Showing Today

Properties are moving very quickly on Maui. Give Ben Harper a call today to schedule and in person or virtual showing. Experience Hawaii Elite Real Estate’s brand of white glove service, with complete attention to every detail of your Real Estate Purchase.

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