I can’t describe any better than the previous posts of how great the view from the deck really is- a total view of West Maui, 2 oceans, clouds, airport landings, sunset, etc. We saw a photograph in a shop in Maui that I swear was taken from this deck. Really! The landscaping in the back is the most relaxing, well maintained of any property I have stayed in. The indirect lighting and comfortable seating in the main room also make for a relaxing evening.
If you’re a runner, bring your hill legs. The house is at the top, so most paths will lead downhill. There is a golf course a mile from the house that provides some nice streets to run. Traffic is not a problem in the neighborhood. Just remember you are downhill from the house.
The house location provides great access to all of Maui- Hana highway, Haleakala volcano, Paia, Lahaina, Kahului airport. You can see most every destination from the deck. We had the special experience of seeing the lunar eclipse on October 8 from the deck; clear sky and perfect viewing. Watching the cloud formations and weather over West Maui and airport landings was always a relaxing end to the day.
We noticed that all lights and most appliances were on timer switches. I found that interesting until I checked on electric rates in Maui. I get it now; please be respectful of the electric rates. Two day a week trash pickup is nice, if you have a larger group.
If you get to the Ulupalakua Ranch store before 3pm, you can have their well known Elk Burger. There is also the Maui Winery across the street for a bottle of wine with lunch. But if you really want to have a wonderful quiet dinner, the Kula Bistro on Lower Kula road is the place. The food was some of the best we had on Maui and across the street you can find wine to bring over with dinner; no corkage fee. Of course we had dinner at Mama’s Fish House; I would say best on the island, but this was just our first trip . If beer is more your passion, Maui Brewing Company in Lahaina will not disappoint you. They have one of the best on tap selections I have seen. If the growler (that our group left) is not at the house, buy one to bring home.
Bottom line, if I ever have the chance to return to Maui, this is my first place to stay!