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Luxury Home for Sale in Pineapple Hill Estates

A gem and a must-see, this property is a seemless blend of indoor and outdoor living.
December 02, 2016

Luxury Home for Sale in Pineapple Hill Estates

Browsing West Maui homes in Kapalua? This week, we'd like to share a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath gem on Pulelehua Place. If you are searching for a luxury Maui home that provides a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living, this may be the one for you. A luxurious oasis on about a half acre of property, its 4,129 square feet of indoor living area was designed with every comfort in mind, with an emphasis on opening the walls to the balmy breezes and sprawling ocean views that makes Kapalua so special.

The home features automated pocket doors that will open at the touch of a button, joining your living room with the tranquil swimming pool and hot tub spa that beckons from the sunny lanai. Nearby is a free standing gazebo with glass doors, providing an intimate setting for entertaining and "talking story," as we say here in Hawaii. All of this is tucked into a rich green blanket of foliage, punctuated by the majesty of mature trees.

Gazing out from the lanai, you will find yourself facing the 13th tee of the Kapalua Bay Course, its rambling emerald green fairways creating a dynamic foreground for the azure backdrop of the boundless Pacific Ocean. The dramatic slopes of Molokai add interest to the scenery, especially when the flaming sunsets come in the evenings.

Venture into the kitchen, and you'll discover a unique fifteen-foot ceiling that features grass cloth and exposed beams. There's no shortage of inspiration here for those who love to cook, and the high-quality appliances only broaden the possibilities. You'll find plenty of counter space and storage, including a walk-in wine closet. The counter bar adds the perfect opportunity to socialize while whipping up a splendid meal. Like the living room, the dining area also opens to the charms of the outside, so you can enjoy your meals with a side of breathtaking scenery, flavored with the soothing ambiance of the breeze rustling through the palm fronds that protect your privacy.

The property has recently been enhanced with a redesigned entry and a passage to the pool, where water fountains and koi ponds add visual beauty and relaxing sounds to your surroundings. The healthy, lush plant life has been infused with new tropical landscaping for added color and vibrancy. The pool deck area has also been expanded, and new landscaping added to the surrounding area. The pool has a nice new heater, the kitchen has a new gas stove top and ice maker, while the wine closet has been fitted with a new wine refrigeration system. The wood flooring in the master bedroom and second bedroom are also new.

This stunning property is part of Kapalua's premiere residential community: Pineapple Hill Estates. The homeowners dues come with access to the community pool, the private owners pavilion, the lap pool and the tennis courts. Nearby, you'll find high-end shopping and dining, along with some of the finest beaches on the island.

To explore this listing online, click the following link to 118 Pulelehua luxury home for sale. If you would like our assistance to answer your questions or schedule a viewing, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

New West Maui Apartment Development at Pulelehua

It will be the first West Maui apartment development in twenty years.
November 25, 2016

New West Maui Apartment Development at Pulelehua

An update has recently come down the pipeline on the Pulelehua working-class housing community under development in the Napili-Honokowai area near Kapalua Airport. With so much luxury real estate in West Maui, it can be challenging for some hard working folks to find an affordable place to live. This project is an effort to address that. According to a recent report from the developer, the first phase of the 304-acre community will feature the first apartment complex built in West Maui in over 20 years.

Originally, the plan was going to include 882 single-family and multifamily homes, with half meeting the criteria for affordable. Now, the first phase will involve the construction of an apartment complex with 250 long-term rentals. This will break down to 130 workforce and 120 market-rate units. The complex will be located on Akahele Street. Officials have supported the change of plans because it helps address the shortage of apartments in West Maui. This phase of the project should take an estimated 18 months to complete, but could have units ready to rent in just 14 months.

Unlike the towering structures that most Americans envision when they think of an apartment complex, this one will consist of all single-story units, from studios to two bedrooms. For the workforce units, rent is estimated to range from $1,000 to $2,000 per month, which is reasonable for long-term West Maui rentals.

Some of the highlights of the project include a grocery store, church, gas station, community center and other neighborhood stores. Not only that, but Cheng is working with the state on making it a "green" development, starting with solar panels. These will lower long-term utility costs and reduce the environmental impact of the project.

The goal is to begin construction by the end of 2017, according to Paul Cheng, president and CEO of USA Infrastructure Investments LP. The company, based in Dallas, is part of a partnership that purchased the property from Maui Land & Pineapple Co. for $15 million in June. Based on their progress, they've been busy hashing out the details of this development since then.

If you'd like to know more about West Maui real estate developments that could interest you as a prospective buyer, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We will be happy to help you navigate the market to find the right home, and the right investment for your needs. Mahalo!

Maui Real Estate Questions Answered

Curious about certain aspects of the Maui real estate market? Ask Betty and Roy.
November 18, 2016

Maui Real Estate Questions Answered

Plunging into the Maui real estate market can leave you with a lot of questions. You may stumble upon unfamiliar terms like "ohana" or "leasehold" vs "fee simple." You may be interested in discovering the accessibility or maybe the cultural nuances of the various areas on the island. Many new Maui real estate buyers are concerned about the location of schools or churches in terms of distance from the listings they're thinking about purchasing. Others want to understand the details of mortgages. Conveniently, the answers to your questions are right at your fingertips.

If you visit our Sakamoto Properties Maui Video Blog page, you'll find that we enjoy sharing what we know with prospective real estate owners, or anyone else who just wants insights into the market. On this page, you can simply click the "Ask a Question" button and check out our future video posts for answers. We focus on the questions most frequently asked, but even the less common ones get in there too.

In terms of our past video blog posts, you may find that we've already answered the question that's on your mind, so you may want to scan the past topics to find out. If you need our assistance with your Maui real estate search, you can find our contact information at the bottom of the page and we will be happy to help.

Some questions can be answered just by browsing our website. For example, our Maui Info pulldown menu at the top of the page will provide you with a plethora of data on everything from Maui weather to schools, parks, beaches, restaurants and many other places of interest. Under the Real Estate Info pulldown, you'll find our Maui Real Estate Glossary, which is a great resource if you're looking for an unfamiliar term.

Last but certainly not least, we'd like to highlight our Search Properties pulldown, where you can look through listings based on basic or advanced criteria. The more specific you are about what you want, the more helpful it will be to use the Maui property search tool, as it allows you to be very specific in the results you want, filtering out listings that don't match your criteria.

You don't need to feel daunted by the peculiarities of the Maui real estate market. We can help you navigate it with ease. Just reach out to us and we will do our best to help. Mahalo!

Beautiful Condo For Sale at Kapalua Golf Villas

Impeccably maintained Kapalua Golf Villas one-bedroom corner unit with two lanais.
November 11, 2016

Beautiful Condo For Sale at Kapalua Golf Villas

Looking for a beautiful Kapalua condo with pricing in the mid to lower range? This week, we'd like to point out a wonderful Kapalua Golf Villas listing in immaculate condition with views of the golf course and the ocean, currently listed at $750,000. The interior features an open, breezy floor plan of 987 square feet, with 1 bed/1.5 bath.

Unit 26T8 has many desirable qualities, such as extra light thanks to its corner location. You'll find a lanai with expansive ocean views on its first floor, and a second lanai upstairs, facing east for those cool Tradewind breezes. Thanks to the position of both lanais, this unit features sunrise and sunset views, which you won't find in most condos. The warm hues of the interior give it that relaxing, inviting feel, especially in the beautiful kitchen. The master bedroom is lofted above the living room, with large windows that provide elevated views and plenty of light.

This unit is also located near one of the four swimming pool and barbecue areas at the Golf Villas, so you won't have to go far for a relaxing dip or an afternoon of delicious outdoor cooking. As the name of the community implies, the surrounding green fairways provide lovely scenery, and the opportunity for a fantastic game of golf at The Bay Course. In the center of it all, the Golf Villas comprise 15.8 acres of lush, manicured landscape, featuring 16 separate buildings for a total of 186 units. Among the amenities are reduced rates at The Bay Golf Course, The Plantation Golf Course, and the tennis facility.

Not far from the property are some of the most scenic beaches that you'll find anywhere on Maui. Fine dining, high-end shopping, and a myriad of exciting activities are all available nearby. The charms of Kaanapali and Lahaina are just a short drive away, both of which feature their own unique style. Whalers Village on Kaanapali Beach is a fun place to frequent, as is historic Front Street in Lahaina Town, which includes the scenic Lahaina Harbor and its many ocean activity charters.

If you'd like to learn more about this remarkable listing, you can take a look at Kapalua Golf Villas condo 26T8 for sale. Follow the link for an in-depth description and a host of colorful photos. To set up a viewing, you'll find our contact information conveniently located at the bottom of the page, so you can easily reach out to us. We look forward to helping you through every step of your Maui real estate purchase process. Mahalo!

Build Your Maui Dream Home on Vacant Land in Kapalua

Three Kapalua communities with vacant land for sale.
November 04, 2016

Build Your Maui Dream Home on Vacant Land in Kapalua

Some Maui real estate buyers are content to purchase an existing home or condo, whether new or previously owned. But for others, nothing but their own customized home will do, so the challenge is finding the right vacant land listing. This is an important choice, with many questions that need answering. What size lot did you have in mind? Do you prefer a relatively flat or sloping gradient? How much do you prioritize ocean views? What is your price range? How close to town do you want to be? If you're still uncertain about some of these answers or you'd rather just explore and wait until you find something that feels right, we can tell you about the three primary communities where you can find amazing opportunities to buy land in Kapalua.

Honolua Ridge
Honolua Ridge is the ideal choice if you prefer plenty of space, privacy, and breathtaking vistas up on the lower slopes of the lush West Maui Mountains. Here, you'll find the lowest housing density of the three main Kapalua communities, with current listings ranging in size from about 3 to 15 acres. Because there's so much space in this area, it also tends to feature more vacant land listings than the other two, usually providing the most options to choose from. The views really are spectacular at many of the locations at Honolua Ridge. You can easily see the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai to the northwest, punctuating a seemingly endless azure ocean. The sunsets are simply unparalleled. Despite having a more remote feel, this community of luxury homes is just a short drive from the shops, restaurants, beaches, golf courses and activities in Kapalua. If you would like to see what is currently available, see Kapalua Land at Honolua Ridge.

Plantation Estates
Housing density is a little higher in this luxury gated community, but you still have plenty of space, with listings generally ranging between 2-3 acres. While not as rural as Honolua Ridge, the Plantation Estates are nestled around the rich greenery of its namesake: The Plantation Golf Course. Many properties feature lovely ocean views. Perhaps its best feature is its proximity to the ocean, with the western edge of the community situated about a half mile from DT Fleming Beach Park. Of course the many charms of Kapalua are also a bit closer than they are to Honolua Ridge. To take a look at these listings, see Kapalua Plantation Estates.

Pineapple Hill
This lovely community features the highest housing density and the most central Kapalua location of the three. Listings are the least numerous and measured in square feet, rather than acres. If you prefer to be closer to the center of Kapalua's social activity, this area may be the perfect choice for you. All the attractions of Kapalua are at your fingertips if you are lucky enough to find and buy land at Pineapple Hill.

Hopefully this guide has been enough to get you started on your hunt for the perfect land where you can build your Maui dream home. If you need our assistance answering questions you may have about this process, or you'd like to schedule a viewing to see some of them in person, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Blogs for December 2016

Luxury Home for Sale in Pineapple Hill Estates

Posted on December 02, 2016
Luxury Home for Sale in Pineapple Hill Estates

Browsing West Maui homes in Kapalua? This week, we'd like to share a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath gem on Pulelehua Place. If you are searching for a luxury Maui home that provides a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living, this… Continue Reading

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