A family home: convenient, comfy, and designed for the whole family
We live in the upcountry area of Maui in a small town called Kula. We are a rural community with many farms. Kula does not have a "town center" but we have a general store, post office, Grandma's Coffee House, an Italian Bistro, a French bakery, a hardware store, and gas stations. If you look at mapquest, we are a 4 minute walk from Morihara Store, 4581 Lower Kula Road, Kula, HI 96790. Morihara is our general store with a selection of foods, beverages and household items. Kula Bistro (Italian) is across the street from Morihara store.
Our house isabout 1/3 of the way up Haleakala Crater, right at the border of upper Kula and lower Kula. From our house you can see all the islands in Maui County: Kaho'olawe, Lana'i, and Moloka'i. You can also see Molokini Crater, a famous snorkeling and diving spot.
We live in a cul-de-sac at the top of a hill and we have wonderful neighbors. In addition to our wonderful neighbors, my husband's family lives a half mile down the road from us. We are about 25 minutes from the nearest beach (Baldwin Beach on the north shore), 35-40 minutes from the Kihei beaches, and 45-50 minutes from Wailea (resort area). The other main resort areas (the West Side: Lahaina and Ka'anapali) are anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half away.
Attractions in upcountry Maui include Haleakala Crater, with hiking, camping and bird watching (the Crater is the home of the endangered Nene Goose and several other endangered native Hawaiian birds), Ulupalakua Ranch and Tedeschi Vineyards, a bird sanctuary, Makawao Town, Pukalani public pool (no entrance fee), walking on Thompson Road, and several parks.
For groceries, there is an amazing farmer's market on Saturday mornings about 8 minutes from our house. They open at 7am and the fresh fish and eggs are often all sold by 8:30am. There is a wide variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables (mostly organic); entertainment; Maui coffee; and fresh cooked Thai, Indian, and bakery foods.
For other groceries and household items, Pukalani has a Foodland, Makawao has a local grocery with deli items and a wide selection of other foods, and Kahului has a Safeway, Whole Foods, Costco, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Macy's, etc.
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