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Kapalua Golf Villas Condo for Sale

This condo for sale with exceptional value at the Kapalua Golf Villas.
August 18, 2017


Condo for Sale at Kapalua Golf Villas

If you're in the market for a luxury Kapalua condo with exceptional value, the Kapalua Golf Villas make for an ideal place to start your search. The complex features many wonderful amenities and is located in the heart of Kapalua, where you can easily reach world-class golf courses, gorgeous white sand beaches, five-star resorts, and upscale shopping. Within the Golf Villas, you'll find some truly delightful real estate. For example, condo unit 19V1 is for sale and is being offered fully furnished.

This condo for sale is located on the top level of the building, featuring 899 square feet of living space with 1 bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms. Not only is the interior spacious for a one-bedroom, but so is the lanai, where you can enjoy your meals and other daily activities outside, overlooking green fairways and blue ocean. The sunset views are particularly stunning, thanks to the orientation of the building. This turn-key luxury condominium was renovated in 2014, making it a rare opportunity in terms of value.

Some of the features that stand out about unit 19V1 are the quartz counter tops, the custom glass backsplash in the kitchen, and the European design of the grey-finished cabinetry. Some of the space is carpeted, while some features elegant Versailles patterned travertine flooring. Each of these design elements contributes to a seamless merging of contemporary and tropical styles for that one-of-a-kind feel.

The Kapalua Golf Villas span 15.84 acres and includes sixteen one- and two-story buildings for 186 total apartments. The complex is perched above the Kapalua Bay Golf Course, a convenience that both owners and short-term renters enjoy taking advantage of. Speaking of short-term renters, unit 19V1 is enrolled in a successful vacation rental program, so you can make some extra cash on your investment if you plan to stay part-time.

You can browse images at Kapalua Golf Villas 19V1 condo for sale, and if you'd like, you can also take a virtual tour of 19V1. If you'd like to schedule a viewing, or you have any questions about this, another Kapalua Golf Villa condo for sale or any other luxury Maui real estate listing that interests you, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Affordable Condo For Sale in Kahana

A fantastic price in a convenient oceanfront West Maui location.
August 11, 2017

Affordable Condo For Sale in Kahana

In the market for a reasonably priced West Maui condominium? Few condos offer a location as convenient as this one. Not only is the ocean just across the street, but it's also adjacent to the Kahana Gateway Shopping Center. If a 2 bed/1 bath unit would suit your needs, you won't want to miss an opportunity to take a look at this listing. Nestled in the heart of Kahana, you get the benefit of a close proximity to Kapalua to the north and both Kaanapali and Lahaina to the south, each of which offers its own unique flavor.

So, what makes unit 146 stand out? The asking price is $375,000, while the current median price of a condo in this area is $420,000 and the average price is $452,371. The living space is 641 square feet, so it may be small, but if you want to make the most of the lifestyle that West Maui has to offer, you'll probably spend most of your days out and about. The location makes it an excellent home base for the adventurous owner.

The unit is located at Pohailani Maui, which is used just as easily for full-time owner occupancy as it is for vacation rental living. This versatility is a plus, especially if you plan to live here part time and you're interested in making some extra cash by renting it out when you're away. The complex is enticing to visitors, thanks to its proximity to the beach and the necessities available at the shopping center next door.

Let's not forget the enticing amenities on the property, surrounded by lush tropical gardens for that signature island ambiance. You can enjoy everything from the two swimming pools to the hot tub spa and the tennis courts. There are also BBQ areas in both oceanfront and pool side locations, so you can spend your days entertaining friends and family while grilling up delicious meals. A refreshing dip in the pool will help you cool off on those balmy days.

Unit 146 features granite counter tops, vinyl bamboo flooring throughout, and a washer and dryer installed in the bathroom. Like all the units at Pohailani, the lanai is spacious, so you can easily furnish with an outdoor table and chairs to take your meals outside in the fresh ocean air.

Within walking distance, you'll find a general store, dive shop, coffee shop, two pubs, nail/spa services, Chinese/Japanese fusion food, and a sushi restaurant, to name a few. You can also make an easy walk to the Kahana Beach Resort area, which provides plenty of its own enticing features.

If you're still mulling over the various listings, you may want to browse through Kapalua condos for sale. If you need our assistance, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Maui Visitor Spending and Arrivals Up in First Half of 2017

The first half of 2017 brought growth to the visitor industry on Maui and throughout the state.
August 04, 2017

Maui Visitor Spending and Arrivals Up in First Half of 2017

Visitor spending reached an impressive total of $8.4 billion throughout Hawaii in the first half of the year. That's no less than an 8.7% jump compared to the first half of last year. It says quite a bit about how the American economy is faring, especially considering that Hawaii's biggest visitor market is the US West, followed by the US East. The data comes from a recent report by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).

According to their report, arrivals were also up 4.3% to 4,604,976 compared to the same period last year. The increase was spurred by a 4% gain in air arrivals and a 24% gain in cruise ship arrivals. If you're thinking about buying Maui real estate, whether for your private use or as a vacation rental, these continuing upward trends could be inspiring from an investment standpoint.

Aside from the US West and East, Hawaii's other top visitor markets are Japan and Canada. All four markets posted double-digit increases in visitor spending, which brought us to the $8.4 billion total. Daily spending, total spending and arrivals have all increased in the first half of this year, compared to the first half of 2016.

As Maui real estate specialists, we always like to check how our home island fared in comparison with the rest of the state. As Hawaii's most desirable and expensive destination, we're not surprised to find that visitor spending rose by 4.8% to $2.4 billion, and that arrivals increased by 3.4% to 1,360,600.

The president and CEO of the HTA, George D. Szigeti, made this statement about the visitor industry growth in the first half of the year.

“As global competition expands and diversifies giving travelers more options, the sharing of the Hawaiian culture, the warmth of our aloha spirit lifestyle and goodwill of our residents distinguishes Hawaii as a place to come enjoy and experience, in many cases, again and again. Mahalo to everyone who contributes to tourism’s vitality and the benefits it brings to communities and families statewide.”

He paints a realistic picture, which might be worth noting if you're evaluating the prospect of a Maui real estate investment. While visitor arrivals and spending are rising, so are home and condo prices here on Maui. If you need assistance finding the right property for what you have in mind, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We would be happy to assist you through every step of the process. Mahalo!

Luxury Maui Home for Sale in Kapalua

An exquisite four bedroom home in the heart of the Kapalua Resort.
July 28, 2017

Luxury Maui Home for Sale in Kapalua

In the market for a luxury property in Hawaii? You might just find all the features you're looking for in this Maui home for sale at Pineapple Hill in Kapalua. Nestled into the south end of Jacaranda Way, this exquisite 4 bed/3.5 bath boasts an amazing location, plenty of custom features, and tremendous views. You can enjoy the finest indoor/outdoor living that Maui has to offer, with a long list of nearby attractions, like world class beaches, golf, restaurants and shopping.

You'll find plenty of privacy in the exclusive gated community of Pineapple Hill, and this home is poised to take in stunning ocean and mountain views, so you get breathtaking sunsets and sunrises to complement your daily experience at home. The breezy, wide-open living room leads to a spacious dining area half surrounded by windows and a kitchen that would suit a most discerning chef.

The kitchen features all top of the line appliances. Alongside the Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, you'll find a Thermador oven, gas range and microwave. The open floor plan allows you to easily cook for guests while entertaining, and serve meals in the lovely dining area or outside on the expansive lanai, all within sight of the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean.

The home features four bedrooms, along with three-and-a-half baths over a total of 4,197 square feet of living space. The land area covers 10,450 square feet, and includes a hot tub spa. The landscaping is lush and well maintained, and the home includes a 2-car garage as well as a photovoltaic system.

At Pineapple Hill, you're in the heart of the Kapalua Resort, and everything it has to offer. That means playing golf at one of the two championship courses nearby, experiencing nearby 5-star hotels, or enjoying fine dining at celebrated restaurants like Sansei, Merriman's, Plantation House Restaurant, Pineapple Grill and others. The shopping is up to the same standard, as are the spas. Last but not least, you have some of the finest beaches on the island just a short drive away if you choose this amazing luxury home at Pineapple Hill.

If you want more details about the property, or you find another one that has piqued your interest, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. If you would like to explore more options within the same community, try these Pineapple Hill homes for sale. Mahalo!

Maui Named Best Hawaiian Island for the 6th Year in a Row

Travel + Leisure ranked Maui the 6th best island in the world, and the best island in Hawaii in 2017.
July 21, 2017


Maui Named Best Hawaiian Island for the 6th Year in a Row

Maui was recently voted the best island in Hawaii for the sixth year in a row, according to the World's Best Awards 2017 by Travel + Leisure. The publication also named Maui the 6th best island in the world on their "Top 10 Islands Overall" list. It's unsurprising, considering how often vacationers become Maui home owners. For some, all it takes is one trip to fall in love with the island, or to see the investment potential in the real estate market and the visitor industry.

A total of eight Maui hotels made the 15 Best Resort Hotels in Hawaii list. Here in West Maui, we had the Montage Kapalua Bay rank the No. 3 best hotel in Hawaii, while the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua ranked No. 10. Some of the finest real estate in Kapalua is located just a few minutes drive away from the both hotels, like the Pineapple Hill homes and the Plantation Estates.

The same luxuries that are available to visitors are, of course, available to residents during their time on the island. West Maui is an ideal location for those in search of variety when it comes to dining, shopping, activities, entertainment, and other attractive elements like spas and conveniences like grocery stores. Even more enticing to many buyers is the natural beauty of the area, to which few places compare.

Here in West Maui, we have a clear view of the sunset over the Pacific ocean and the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai, which create for us a stunning horizon. In the evenings, you'll frequently see delicate clouds lit up in hues of pink, orange and red all across the sky. Before the sun sets, it casts dazzling sparkles off the surface of the warm ocean. Beneath that surface, the reefs are home to a delightful array of colorful fish, sea turtles, urchins, crabs, shrimp, and a number of other fascinating inhabitants.

Whether you've recently experienced the countless charms of Maui, or you've known the island for many years, we can help you through every step of the real estate purchase process. If you're searching for the property that best meets your needs or you have your heart set on one listing in particular, we can assist you in making your ambition a reality. If you need us, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Blogs for August 2017

Kapalua Golf Villas Condo for Sale

Posted on August 18, 2017


Condo for Sale at Kapalua Golf Villas

If you're in the market for a luxury Kapalua condo with exceptional value, the Kapalua Golf Villas make for an ideal place to start your search. The complex features many wonderful amenities and is located in the heart of Kapalua, where you… Continue Reading

Affordable Condo For Sale in Kahana

Posted on August 11, 2017

Affordable Condo For Sale in Kahana

In the market for a reasonably priced West Maui condominium? Few condos offer a location as convenient as this one. Not only is the ocean just across the street, but it's also adjacent to the Kahana Gateway Shopping Center. If a 2 bed/1… Continue Reading

Maui Visitor Spending and Arrivals Up in First Half of 2017

Posted on August 04, 2017

Maui Visitor Spending and Arrivals Up in First Half of 2017

Visitor spending reached an impressive total of $8.4 billion throughout Hawaii in the first half of the year. That's no less than an 8.7% jump compared to the first half of last year. It says quite a bit… Continue Reading

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