Stunning ocean, sunset, and outer island views are yours from this 3-bedroom / 2-bath Kula home with an open-concept floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and an expansive, partially covered lanai, perfect for family meals or entertaining.
The 2016 upgrades at 15030 Haleakala Highway (MLS #397335) include a beautifully remodeled kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counters, and all new appliances, lighting, and fixtures. The home has also been updated with bamboo flooring throughout, new interior doors, new sliding doors in the living room and master bedroom, a propane fireplace, and split air conditioning in the great room.
The spacious master suite features a large bathroom with a new soaking tub and a separate shower, both offering magnificent views. The master also has a walk-in-closet and access to the covered lanai. In addition to two guest bedrooms, the home boasts a finished attic area, ideal for use as an office, playroom, or den.
Fully fenced and gated for privacy and safety, the home’s half-acre property has lovely, mature landscaping and a variety of fruit trees, such as avocado, banana, mango, and orange. A large, attached two-car garage provides an abundance of storage.
15030 Haleakala Highway is nestled into the scenic, rolling hills of Kula on the western slopes of the Haleakala volcano, at a favorable elevation of around 3,000 feet above sea level. The region’s panoramic views span from south Maui to the north shore, with Molokini, Kaho`olawe, and Lāna`i beyond. With a name meaning “open, upland country,” Kula features an incredible climate and rich soil that enable its ranch- and farmlands to support horses, cattle, and goats; Maui onions, tomatoes, potatoes, and lettuce; and a variety of flowers used all over the state for arrangements and leis.
As a result of Kula’s low housing density, its homes tend to enjoy a great deal of seclusion. Groves of sweet-smelling eucalyptus and striking jacaranda trees create a gorgeous backdrop for pastimes like hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Despite its sparse population and slow pace, Kula has much to offer, including a winery, an organic spirits distillery, a dairy, a chocolate and coffee farm, a lavender farm, two small markets, a farmers’ market, parks, and a public library.
15030 Haleakala Highway is also just 0.1 mile from Kula Lodge Restaurant, newly acquired by Simon Vojdani, who owned and managed 5 Palms Restaurant Kihei for nearly three decades. In its next evolution, Kula Lodge will have a new farm-to-table menu (including 90% locally grown produce), a sushi bar, happy hour specials, and kama`aina discounts, and will now also serve dinner in addition to breakfast and lunch. Future plans also call for a renovation of the lodgings and creation of a pool area with a fire pit and viewing deck, to capitalize on the property’s existing beauty and fabulous views.
On top of its other amenities, the Kula community is home to a public elementary school, as well as two private schools, Seabury Hall (fifth through 12th grade) and Haleakala Waldorf School (preschool through 12th grade). Less than a 30-minute drive leads to the airport and Kahului’s other conveniences, such as Costco, Target, Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, banks, and auto repair shops.
Contact me with any questions you may have about this one-of-a-kind listing, life in Kula, or anything relating to Maui real estate!
Leslie Mackenzie Smith, REALTOR(S), RS-42147