A gracious and generous host, Steve is very responsive to texts. He makes a fruit and pasty breakfast for his guests, coffee and tea available whenever you want. Just be aware, Steve is loquacious and his pastries are from Safeway. There are good bakeries nearby in Kula or Makawao if you want more gourmet (ie, Grandma’s Coffee House, Haiilimaile General Store). An even more truly gourmet bakery is Maui Bread Company in Kihei, a trip well worth taking for those who love great bakery (ie, a truly wonderful banana nut bread with lots of nuts in the dough). Steve also gave us some really good recommendations (ie, Kula Grill and Casanova restaurants were terrific; the hike in the rain forest outside Makawao was delightful). Our accommodations truly fit our needs to a great extent. The views are terrific on the lanais on either side of the upstairs bedroom area. One side is the view of the rest of the island and the other side is a view of the mountain landscape, often with few cattle roaming through it. Most of the time you can enjoy or escape the sun on a lanai as you like. Additionally, the living space on the first floor is spacious and the extra bedroom was great when my husband snored heavily after a day of snorkeling. The first floor furnishings are lovely and functional, the bathroom with sink and shower are quite sufficient. The host provides many items (sunscreen, hairdryer, insect repellent, etc.) Be aware the upstairs sink is a little tricky (warm not hot water, low volume, and tricky hand activated mechanism), the stairs to the second floor are a bit steep, and the king bed is hard to sit up in and read because of the slanted ceiling… and there is no chair for reading inside on the second floor. We enjoyed our stay and would easily recommend the place for those who are interested in seeing the sights of Up Country.