3 Bdrms, 3 Baths, Ocean & Mt Views, WiFi, Modern Kitchen, every room own lanai
Why Char Casserley chose Kula
I visited Maui as a child, 11 years old, and decided then that Hawaii was my home. It took me almost 20 years to be able to move here. I fell in love with Kula and chose a property where I could own a horse and start a family farm. This lot on Holopuni was the perfect location for me. I love the weather with year around temperatures in the 70's. This micro climate is sunny most days of the year with cool afternoon breezes and enough rainfall to keep it green. There is very little wind yet has expansive views of both Haleakala, West Maui Mountains, Kahoolawe and Molokini islands as well as the valley with North and South shores views. I love the open vistas and thoroughly enjoy living in a quiet agricultural neighborhood with lovely long term neighbors. .
What makes this Villa unique
It was my dream to build my own home. I worked with an architectural designer to create a living space that feels like you are living outside when you are indoors. It is important to me to have lots of windows, natural light and take advantage of the views. I like being able to go outside from any room to enjoy the outdoors which creates a closer connection with the land (aina). I wanted our home to be elegant and inviting, a family home where we raised our kids and invited our friends. Our Island Sunset Villa is now yours to enjoy. We hope to make it warm, inviting, and comfortable where you have wonderful happy memories, just as we have.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fabulous, relaxing stay!!
Had a fabulous 5 night stay in this beautiful home!! Great place to get away from it all. Short drives in different directions took us to amazing days in Maui and the home and all the amenities only made it better.
away and quiet
We chose this property because it was not close to over-populated tourist locations -- but less than 20 minutes from major sites/beaches. It is extremely well maintained and clean, quiet, and cool (2800 foot elevation). The owner makes sure that the place is very clean -- they are a few minutes away and very responsive. One note: the outdoor bathroom facility (shower, sink, toilet in a stone structure with windows) goes with the twin-bed bedroom. It takes a little getting used to but all is well. Recommend highly!!
This is a special home in a special neighborhood. A rare find.
This home is very easy to occupy. The owner is very attentive and kind. Amenities were just perfect and could serve one person to a family. The house, grounds and neighborhood was pristine. The landscaping and views were over the top.
I am glad the guests enjoyed their vacation. It is important to me that guests are happy. This is my first review less than 4 stars. As a clarification, the photos are an accurate reflection of the views, the villa, the solid wood furnishings, and original artwork. We provide 6 beach chairs, 2 umbrellas, beach towels, fins, cooler, toys etc. The kitchen is supplied with 4 different coffee makers, 2 sets of cookware, bakeware, wine glasses, blender, setting for 12 etc. The glass doors slide into a wall for spacious indoor outdoor living. These do not have full screens. The villa is centrally located and has access to many beaches, waterfalls, restaurants, and farm markets.
Our trip to Maui was great! If you are wanting to be away from the congestion of tourists and traffic, Kula is a great location. A downside is that although the beaches are fairly close in proximity, because of the increased traffic (from Kula and surrounding areas) it makes it difficult to get to them easily. Kula is off the beaten path, making destinations (I.e. the beach, restaurants, excursions etc.) more difficult to reach. While we enjoyed the quiet we missed not being closer to the ocean. Unfortunately, the house has limited views of the ocean (due to neighboring trees on other properties, etc.). The house is roomy, but it is decorated with older furniture that’s a bit worn and outdated. Some of the sliding doors either do not latch well or do not shut tightly (one bathroom has a pocket door with no strike plate thus it does not close tightly. Multiple windows are missing screens and the owner requested to not open the windows without screens due to the insects and geckos.
There was an outdoor bathroom with full shower that was enjoyed by many for a fun island feeling! The owner was very accommodating when it was communicated that the iron and ironing board were not working and replaced it with a new one quickly which was greatly appreciated. The kitchen had a fair amount of dishes, utensils, etc. We appreciated the use of 2 beach chairs that the owner made available, but wish there had been a few more since we had a group of 6 adults. There is a washer and dryer which was a huge help. Maui is a beautiful island and we made some once in a lifetime beautiful memories there!
Aloha, I am glad the guests enjoyed their stay. This is our only 3 star review. For accuracy the views are exactly as shown in the photos, the walls of sliding glass doors do not have screens when fully opened. There are 6 beach chairs, 6 beach towels, umbrellas, cooler, snorkles, fins, beach toys, mats and water shoes etc. for guest use. The kitchen has 4 coffee makers, service for 12, red, white and champagne glasses, 2 sets of cookware, BBQ and tools, blender, bakeware etc.
View this due for!
Great house, everything you need is in the house.
A little cold for us but getting away from people was great.
Char is an excellent hostess. The house is very nice with fantastic views. The master shower is over the top. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend.
We meet at the house and familiarize you with details upon your arrival.. There is an information book on activities, beaches, restaurants, groceries, golf, tennis, shopping, map, equipment rental for water sports, bikes etc.. This home is 1800 foot elevation so the climate is an ideal 70-80 degree year round temperature.