For persons and families seeking a place away from the resorts and hot beaches, this is a great quiet retreat. Just do your shopping beforehand or slip down to Makawao or Haiku for a restaurant. Since we were use to air conditioning, this older home's unit may be in need of some freon. However, once the windows were opened, the cool upcountry breezes were a relief. With no ceiling fans, and a next door neighbor, we felt uneasy about leaving all the windows open at night, so we left the unit's AC fan running for still nights.
Each morning brings out a wonderful array of songbirds that are unheard of elsewhere. The strong perfume of the eucalyptus trees is just breathtaking and worth the experience. It is a beautiful place to experience the cool, fragrant, upcountry breezes.
We used this retreat to site see the upcountry and visit Haleakala NP. The Maui Spa Retreat is also close by for those wishing a great way to exfoliate while on vacation. The hot tub was perfect and the outdoor grill made cooking easier.