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Exquisite Home for Sale at Kaanapali Golf Estates

"The Retreat" features a secluded location, in close proximity to all the charms of Kaanapali.
January 19, 2018


Exquisite Home for Sale at Kaanapali Golf Estates

For some, a lively condo in the midst of all the action is great, but for others, nothing less than a spacious, private sanctuary will do. If the latter applies to you, we'd like to get you acquainted with a home for sale in Kaanapali that's aptly known as "The Retreat." It's scenic, quiet, private, and yet conveniently poised to bring all of Kaanapali's charms right to your fingertips. 

Learn more about "The Retreat" at 170 Kalaihi Place

The Retreat, also known as "The Peninsula House," earned both names from its secluded location in the exclusive gated Golf Estates community at the end of a cul de sac, surrounded by 550 feet of golf course frontage on the renowned Robert Trent Sr. Royal Kaanapali courses. The views of the rambling green fairways and blue ocean beyond are breathtaking, especially during those vibrant West Maui sunsets.

Designed for the current owners by award-winning architect Clayton Nishikawa, this magnificent estate makes the most of the surrounding natural beauty. Slide open the bi-fold glass doors to merge the indoor with the outdoor, blended seamlessly by the elegant slate tile throughout. Enjoy those fresh Hawaiian breezes whether you're inside, or out on the spacious lanai, both of which are delightful areas for an intimate meal or for entertaining guests.

Speaking of entertaining, The Retreat features a surround sound A/V system, and an outdoor media projection screen. Just imagine the impact of the presentations you could give, or the movie nights you could plan. The 60-foot swimming pool and adjoining spa just enhance the possibilities for outdoor enjoyment.

Even the inside puts the surrounding natural beauty on display. The transom windows provide wonderful western views of the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai. The great room is filled with natural light under high ceilings, creating a bright, spacious ambiance. The layout features four delightful bedrooms, plus another room that would be ideal as an office or media room. In addition, this remarkable estate comes with a separate guest house, a two car garage, and a golf cart garage.

Nestled into nearly an acre of land, the grounds feature resplendent gardens that add lush greenery and a rainbow of tropical flowers to the scenery. This artful landscaping provides a secluded feel, while preserving the wonderful views. Combine these many charms into one property and it's easy to understand why it earned its name. Conveniently, you'll find some of the best restaurants, shops, and beaches just a few minutes away, among other attractions.

If you'd like to learn more about this remarkable Kaanapali home for sale at 170 Kalaihi Place, follow the link, or reach out to us to schedule a showing. You'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page if you need our assistance with this or any other Maui property. Mahalo!

Kula Named Best Place to Escape to in Hawaii

What visitors love about Kula is echoed by homeowners.
January 12, 2018


Kula Named Best Place to Escape to in Hawaii

According to a recent article by travel website Expedia, Kula is the best place in Hawaii to escape to. Inspired by all the busy chaos of the holidays, this article focused on places to go just to relax. Although there's a lot of subjectivity to statements like these, a lot of us are bound to agree that the article was right on target with their description of Kula. 

“An upcountry town on the island of Maui with sweeping views of both the island and the Pacific Ocean, Kula is a prime spot to help erase stress,” the article states. “Indulge in a tour, then taste the freshness of a farm-to-table organic lunch at Oʻo Farm. Breathe in soothing lavender aromas at Aliʻi Kula Lavender Farm, and then gaze upon the world from atop Haleakalā volcano a short drive away. Stroll through 8 acres of bliss at Kula Botanical Garden, taking in the array of colorful plants, rock formations, trees, and waterfalls.”

Okay, so one detail could be adjusted. The breathtaking summit of Haleakala is about an hour drive if you're starting out in lower Kula, but this is a minor detail. It's a good description of the place and some of its charming points of interest. This quiet Upcountry Maui town has earned the appreciation of many travelers in search of a soothing atmosphere, along with plenty of natural beauty. For some, a visit just isn't enough. They fall in love with the area and choose to buy a home in Kula.

If you enjoy low housing density, magnificent bi-coastal views, and temperatures that are cooler than at sea level, it may be that this is your perfect Maui real estate location. You won't find condos on these pastoral slopes, but you will find some gorgeous homes for sale in Kula. It's the kind of place that can best be enjoyed by those who like few neighbors and plenty of land area to go with their living area. 

Whether you're looking for a place to settle down and raise a family, or retire, or try your hand at working the land with an agricultural project, Kula is full of delightful options. It's a versatile area where you can find some closer-knit neighborhoods as well as homes with a rural location and agricultural zoning. If you browse Kula real estate listings, you'll also find quite a spread in terms of prices, ranging from the modest to the luxurious. To find the right one for your needs, feel free to reach out to us. We would be happy to assist you through every step of the process. You'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Luxury Condo For Sale at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach

There's an upgraded, top-floor, corner unit for sale at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach.
January 05, 2018


Luxury Condo For Sale at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach

Looking for your perfect luxury condo in beautiful West Maui? If you're interested in something with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a beachfront location with ocean views, Whaler 1223 might be just right for you. It boasts a gorgeous interior, a terrific location, and a delightful complex with a long list of amenities.

Click here to see the Whaler 1223 listing

Unit 1223 is an upgraded suite with a desirable top floor corner location, which provides breathtaking views of the sparkling Pacific, and the enticing white sand of the famed Kaanapali Beach. The unit provides over 1,440 square feet of sweeping, bright living space with Travertine flooring throughout. If you enjoy an excellent home-cooked meal, the kitchen is a true delight, featuring granite counters, a SubZero wood panel refrigerator and freezer, a Bosh dishwasher, and a Thermador stovetop and oven. Conveniently, this unit has its own washer and dryer as well. Make your way to the exquisite master bathroom and you'll find a customized Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. Do you like kicking back and enjoying your favorite shows and movies? If so, you'll get plenty of use out of the custom entertainment theater. In this unit, not only can you control all TVs and DVD players via one system, but you can also control all the lighting with an iPhone/iPad app, and with a PC/MAC app.

If you want to make the most of your Maui indoor/outdoor lifestyle, you're sure to appreciate that all rooms offer access to the wrap-around lanai. With this much space, you could easily have more than one person outside enjoying a little peace, quiet and privacy. Imagine whiling away your afternoons lounging on your lanai, reading a book, surfing the web, or getting some work done to the soft sound of the waves washing up on the beach. In the winter and spring months, you can watch the whales at play offshore, and they provide quite a show.

The charms of this remarkable condo don't stop there. You get the benefit of all the amenities and luxurious features of Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach as well. Its two stately towers are situated on 6.67 prime beachfront acres. Lush, tropical landscaping surrounds the pool, spa, cabanas and various scenic water features that decorate the grounds. As you explore, you'll find outdoor barbecue grills, picnic areas, and tennis courts. If that's not enough, The Whaler also features an activities desk, beach activity kiosk, sauna, beauty salon, day spa, meeting room, and an extensively equipped fitness center.

If you love natural beauty most of all, then we haven't even talked about the best part. Kaanapali Beach provides a mile of powdery white sand along an ocean that's smooth and clear like glass on most early mornings throughout the year. If you make your way to majestic Black Rock on the north end of the beach and don some snorkeling gear, you'll find a vibrant underwater world full of colorful corals and some of Hawaii's most beautiful fish. When you're ready to return to the human world, Whalers Village provides high-end shopping and some fun dining options.

If your interest is piqued, you can find more details at Whaler 1223 luxury condo for sale. If you need our assistance finding the right West Maui condo to meet your needs, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. In the meantime, there are many wonderful listings that you can browse through on our website. Mahalo!

Live Elegantly at White Star Ranch

A sought-after address just off the Haleakala Highway, this single story Upcountry Maui home comes with two decadent bedrooms that feature a lovely spa area and top-of-the-line finishes throughout.
January 02, 2018


Experience Luxury Living at White Star Ranch

Have you ever seen the star that shines brightly on the base of Haleakala? It’s a white star and a menagerie of excellence. When it comes to luxury, you will not find a property that fits the definition better than the White Star Ranch. A sought-after address just off the Haleakala Highway, this single story Upcountry Maui home comes with two decadent bedrooms that feature a lovely spa area and top-of-the-line finishes throughout.  A two-story cottage outfitted with a two-bedroom accommodation also offers a relaxing retreat.

With an indoor as well as outdoor sound system and a well-manicured property, this Hawaii residence serves as the perfect place to gather. And as the sun sets, this adds to the drama in the evening as the many life-size bronze-sculpted pieces are illuminated from the outdoor light fixtures. Being sold completely turnkey, the White Star Ranch is truly beyond words. 

You know you have arrived at a one-of-a-kind property once you wander through the gated entrance. Greeted by just one of many pieces of art displayed throughout the grounds and included in the sale, you are greeted by the life-size bronze horse and buggy. Mature landscaping from all over the world lends a park gallery ambiance. You truly can take in the incredible ocean views and sunsets towards West Maui from any part of this luxurious estate. Choose between the many gazebos for shade or the expansive lanai that overlooks the island. The larger-than-life game board also offers a unique, yet relaxing evening of chess or checkers.

The interior of both buildings carries out the posh retreat feel with fireplaces, lava rock walls, and extravagantly painted murals. This property is being sold together with an adjoining half-acre privacy buffer lot. White Star Ranch is truly an experience to have and is proudly listed at $1,795,000. This is an offer you will not want to miss out on, so schedule an exclusive viewing with your favorite Maui luxury real estate agent today! Our contact information can be found at the bottom of the page.  

Blogs for January 2018

Exquisite Home for Sale at Kaanapali Golf Estates

Posted on January 19, 2018


Exquisite Home for Sale at Kaanapali Golf Estates

For some, a lively condo in the midst of all the action is great, but for others, nothing less than a spacious, private sanctuary will do. If the latter applies to you, we'd like to get you acquainted with a… Continue Reading

Kula Named Best Place to Escape to in Hawaii

Posted on January 12, 2018


Kula Named Best Place to Escape to in Hawaii

According to a recent article by travel website Expedia, Kula is the best place in Hawaii to escape to. Inspired by all the busy chaos of the holidays, this article focused on places to go just to relax. Although… Continue Reading

Luxury Condo For Sale at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach

Posted on January 05, 2018


Luxury Condo For Sale at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach

Looking for your perfect luxury condo in beautiful West Maui? If you're interested in something with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a beachfront location with ocean views, Whaler 1223 might be just right for you. It boasts a… Continue Reading

Live Elegantly at White Star Ranch

Posted on January 02, 2018


Experience Luxury Living at White Star Ranch

Have you ever seen the star that shines brightly on the base of Haleakala? It’s a white star and a menagerie of excellence. When it comes to luxury, you will not find a property that fits the definition better than the… Continue Reading

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