The Artistry Of Kula, Maui, Hawaii

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Real Estate Agent with Elite Pacific Properties Maui R(S)54097

Artistry & Beauty of Kula, Maui, Hawaii

Kula Maui

  I had to drive up to Kula along Haleakala Crater to preview some property today.  It was a lucky thing that I had my camera because it was just a gorgeous day.

My first stop was to take pictures of Kula Maui of a project called the Cottages at Kulamanu.  They are located right when you first enter Kula on the ocean side of the Hwy.  There are 40 duplex and single-family condominiums homes.  

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As I continued up the Hwy I had to pull over to check out Kula Country Farms. I love this place, they raise beautiful flowers and strawberries.  I fell in love with the sunflowers. Maybe because my oldest daughter always enjoyed putting a patch in my own garden when she was a little girl.  I love the display of colors against the backdrop of South Maui.

  Okay I got to keep moving I am headed towards Grandma's Coffee. If you have ever been to Keokea you have to stop and try Grandma's mocha's and fresh pastries. I break all the rules when I walk in the door.  Hot mocha and pumpkin bread, as they say in Hawaii "Broke the Mouth".

  If you have lived up Country for anytime at all you really have to appreciate redwood water tanks.  They are part of the history of upcountry Maui. In the old days they needed the tanks for water catchments and they were everywhere.  People still use water catchments but they are usually lined with plastic. Another thing I like about redwood water tanks is artist like Robert Nelson and Curtis Cost that have forever made them immortal in their artwork.

  So I take a left after leaving Grandma's and there were no wolves following me just a passing mongoose. I am driving up towards Silver Cloud Ranch Bed & breakfast.  It was once own and operated by a Portuguese family that use to offer trail rides up into the mountains. Now the area is own by a celebrity that I will keep under our hats.

  As I was traveling down the road this gentleman was out working on his front yard.  I thought this is really a work of art going on here so I pulled over.  Excuse me sir, would you mind if I took a few pictures.  I told him what you created is a work of art.  This guy just lit up, you could tell that he was very proud of the excellent job he did. I hope you enjoy them.

 Entance to his garden

 

If you look real close you can see the gardner. 

Sun Yat Sen Park

   

Sun Yat Sen

So I was thinking of a lunch I had a month ago with a group from China.  They invited me to the Fairmont Kea A Lani in Wailea for lunch. Needless to say the food was superb and enjoy a glass of quality wine offered by my new friends.  Any way my new friends from China were telling me how Sun Yat Sen was a Hero in China.  He help over throw the Monarchy and you know the rest. 

 

View from the park.

Sun Yat San was not a communist but was trying to establish more of a Democracy. 

They told a story while Sun was living on Maui he was raising support to overthrow the old rule, Sun Yat Sen said if you donated money to his cause he would make you a general.  Needless to say there were a lot of generals running around Maui.  So above  are a few pictures from the Sun Yat San Park in Ulupalakua.

Lavender Farm Kula

  

 This shot over looks Maalaea Bay

 V

iew up the crater.

My last stop was up to the Lavender Farm in Kula. Okay call me crazy I love flowers.  They sell Lavender oils and crushed flowers. 

If you like you can have private tea parties and the setting is on top of the world, I mean the crater. This is a very special place. If you come to Maui make sure you include a visit to the Lavender Farm.

 

Okay I have a weakness for horses. My youngest  daughter Meili  who is 21 yrs old has talked me into three horses over the years in Haiku.  They are enviromentally friendly and fuel efficient and you can recycle waste.

 

The fields are alive!

  

So that was my morning to preview property in Kula and a little detour.  Next I was off to my Wailea office at the Shops at Wailea to get some work done. So if Kula or Ulupalakua might be your next home give me a call or visit my site at. You can view all homes for sale in Kula Maui.  If you would like to be on an email list of updates Kula or Upcountry real estate email: nickens@maui.net

 

I work with Elite Pacific Properties, #1 in Luxury home sales in Hawaii.  With 22 years selling Maui real estate, as a seasoned Maui Realtor that offers unsurpassed Maui real estate knowledge, tools and resources to enhance every step of the way in your Maui real estate experience.

  

Steven C. Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Elite Pacific Properties

Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753

www.nickensmaui.com

Email: nickens@maui.net

Cell: 808-280-2208

  

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Steven C. Nickens RS-54097  GRI ABR

Elite Pacific Properties

34 Wailea Gateway, suite A-204

Wailea, Maui, Hi 96753

www.nickensmaui.com

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email:nickensmaui@gmail.com

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Rainmaker
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Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
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Absolutely gorgeous photos -oh they so take me away!  Loved Grandma's coffee shop!

Jul 15, 2008 08:13 PM #1
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Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Steven,

Great Photos, Kula is such a beautiful place. Here's some photos of Dr. Sun's Mansion is the French Concession of Shanghai. I guess he did make alot of general's in Maui. Peace.

Jul 16, 2008 08:09 AM #2
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Aloha Liz,

Yes , you have discovered one of my favorite places for Coffee. I love Grandma's and Kula is looking so good this time of  year.

Steve

Jul 16, 2008 10:49 AM #3
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Aloha Kimo,

What's up, how has the surf been over there on Oahu. So where did you take those pictures. Thanks for adding them. My wife's family is part Chinese and my daughter is Meili a chinese name. So I really like this guy Sun Yat Sen a liberator. Thanks for sharing the photos they are awesome.

Later,

Steve

Jul 16, 2008 10:53 AM #4
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Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Steven,

I've just recently moved from Makaha to Honolulu and my boards are in storage so no surfing for me lately.

I took the photos in Shangahai this past December. The French Concession where Dr. Sun's Mansion is located in a beautiful residential area that belonged to France right up until WWII so the architecture is very French. Dr. Sun believed fervently in democracy, never the less he is highly revered in China. My great great grandmother was Chinese, probably Cantonese but that info is lost to time.

Xie Xie,

Jul 16, 2008 01:17 PM #5
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Awesome Kimo,

You been to China, I missed that you took the pictures in China. I actually have a client that invited me to China. I might go I am waiting till after the olympics to see what's up. My wife is part Chinese. Actually Chinese, Hawaiian, Japanese Fillipino. My kids are chop Suey.

Later Kimo,,

Steve

Jul 16, 2008 03:10 PM #6
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Pete Jalbert
The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. - Paia, HI
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Great post Steve. Lots of good Kula pictures.

Jul 19, 2008 12:31 PM #7
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Thanks Pete,

We are pretty blessed o live on Maui.

Steve

Jul 19, 2008 05:17 PM #8
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Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"

This looks so wonderful and peaceful

Jul 22, 2008 03:25 PM #9
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Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

Steven, Thanks for the tour of Mauii.  Beautiful pictures and scenery.

Jul 22, 2008 03:49 PM #10
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Leslie Stewart
Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals - Stayton, OR
Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker

Steven, great photos. My co worker lived for many years in Kula and her parents moved to Oregon about three years ago from there.  The views were fabulous.  One day on a trip there, Cyndi and I stopped by Grandma's Coffee for a couple of lattes and all we had was a Discover Card between us which of course they didn't take.  The guy at the counter gave us our coffees and told us we could come back tomorrow and pay if we wanted, no worries.  It was so cool.  And of course we did go back and order again the next day!

Jul 22, 2008 04:44 PM #11
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Aloha Konnie,

Maui is one of many beautiful places.

Steve

Jul 23, 2008 06:27 AM #12
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Leslie,

Oh you have experienced Grandma's.  It is one of my favorite things to do. Drive up to kula and take it all in. I lived in Kula for three years prior to my 30 years in Haiku.  My porch and backyard was miles of open land running down the mountain. It was a time when there was hardly any homes on the mountain. If you look on the hill from the valley there was hardly any lights on the mountain. So it's awesome that you had time to enjoy Kula. Come back some time, I would love to share a couple of coffee with you.

Aloha,

Steve

Jul 23, 2008 06:32 AM #13
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Vicki Burton
Southport Realty-Southport, North Carolina - Southport, NC
A local Buyer's Agent - Southport NC Real Estate

Well that does it. I have officially fallen in love with Hawaii. Thanks for taking us along on your excursion. I LOVE the lavender farm.

Jul 23, 2008 07:06 AM #14
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Vicki Burton
Southport Realty-Southport, North Carolina - Southport, NC
A local Buyer's Agent - Southport NC Real Estate

Well that does it. I have officially fallen in love with Hawaii. Thanks for taking us along on your excursion. I LOVE the lavender farm.

Jul 23, 2008 07:06 AM #15
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Aloha Vickie,

The Lavender farm is beautiful with panoramic views off the creator.

Steve

Jul 25, 2008 09:06 AM #16
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