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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!

Record Year in Scholarships at Lahainaluna High School

We were proud to be counted among those providing scholarships to the youth of our community!
July 14, 2017


Record Year in Scholarships at Lahainaluna High School

This week, we'd like to reflect on the Lahainaluna High School Foundation's record number of administered scholarships in May of this year. It has been a bright, inspiring summer for the students, as well as donors like us who love watching our community's youth pursuing their dreams. The awards were presented at this year's exciting Lahainaluna High School Senior Scholarship & Awards Program on May 10.

At the event, a mind blowing total of 63 scholarships were presented to wonderful students here in West Maui. There were no less than 45 donors, ourselves among them, and at the end of the day, the final total reached $184,625. The funds were given to graduating seniors as they move on to their next set of challenges, and to Lahainaluna staff members as they continue to enrich the lives of students every year.

Among the 63 scholarships were six new ones, and that's something worth celebrating! AAAAA Rent-A-Space and Kiiko & Juan Cabanilla Sr. Memorial scholarships were awarded to Brandon Flores; the Bonnie Ann Fijal Memorial went to Kamauliola Medeiros; George & Shirley Ito scholarship was awarded to Jarod Gaastra; James N. Martin Memorial went to Josiah Sombelon-McEwen; and the Shelton 'Ohana renewable scholarship went to Shania Abut. We'd like to congratulate the recipients on earning these new scholarships, and we'd like to share our gratitude to the donors for joining in this fulfilling effort to support West Maui's students. As for the existing scholarships, here is the long, impressive list. Each and every one is helping to change lives for the better.

Returning scholarships and recipients include:

  • Roy & Betty Sakamoto (renewable) Ethan Kaleiopu, and renewed for Anis Bel, Noah Howins and Karen Galuardo
  • Maureen Setsuko Ariyoshi Memorial - Kyle Schultz
  • Luly Baker - Keara Gonzalez
  • Bank of Hawaii - Giovanna Johnson
  • Blackie Gadarian Vocational - Enele Scanlon, Ivory Awai-Pascual and Josiah Sombelon-McEwen
  • Boss Frog's Dive & Surf - Dhiane Martinez
  • Central Pacific Bank-Lahaina Branch - Taylor Panlasigui
  • Mark & Judy Ellman - Jawad Jobran
  • Front Street - renewed for Max Becerra, Lorilei Visitacion and Chelsey Erickson-Vierra
  • Ebrahim Gabbay, M.D., Memorial - Alicia Wintermeyer
  • Kihachiro J. Hotta Memorial Endowed - Christina Nakihei
  • Shigeru & Toyoko Ichiki (endowed/renewable) - Shania Abut, and renewed for Cuong Huy Tran, Kathleen Yagyagan and Candace Hanneman
  • Ilocandia Filipino Store - Vanessa Aguilar-Miranda
  • Ka Ipukukui 'A Mau Pio 'Ole I Ke Kaua'ula - Jalen Baraoidan
  • Kaanapali Land Management Corp. - Erick Montiel-Cardenas
  • Sgt. James Kusuda Memorial - Mosese Felemi
  • Lahainaluna Boarders Association - Aiyana Galletes
  • Lahaina Fish Co. - Jawad Jobran
  • Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club - Christina Nakihei
  • Lahainaluna High School Foundation - Aiyana Galletes, Analiza Galuardo, Dhiane Martinez and Ethan Kaleiopu
  • Makana Aloha Foundation (renewable) - Alana Power, and renewed for Nicole Aceret
  • Holly & Rob Manning, Homes & Land Magazine of Maui Magazine - Kamauliola Medeiros
  • Mint Green House Scholarship - Julia Bianco
  • Na Hoaloha Ekolu (renewable) - Giovanna Johnson, and renewed for Tikki Bisbee
  • RVN Restaurant - Kristel Yagyagan
  • Alfredo Fred Sarian Memorial - Kamryn Lee Chang
  • Steven R. Strong, M.D., Memorial - Jamie Fujii
  • H&K Takenaga Legacy - Kristel Yagyagan
  • Territorial Savings Bank - Kelsi Badua
  • The Masters at Kaanapali Hillside-Blaze Kalilikane Memorial - Iverly Navarro
  • TS Restaurants: Duke's Beach House - Kelsi Badua, Hula Grill - Alicia Wintermeyer, Kimo's - Iwalouise Bryan, and Leilani's on the Beach - Julia Bianco
  • Valley Isle Community Federal Credit Union - Alana Power
  • West Maui Community Federal Credit Union - Taylor Asio, Ethan Kaleiopu and Kamryn Lee Chang
  • Kelsi Kaahui & Chanse Uyeda Memorial Wrestling Scholarship - Alexis Encinas

Last but not least, the Dr. James Kumagai ('52) Teacher Scholarship was awarded to Pakalana Phillips at another event, and the 2017 Fujii Teacher Recognition award will be presented in August.

You may have stumbled on our blog in search of West Maui real estate and information on the market, in which case, feel free to browse past topics for valuable insights. But you will also find entries like these, that reflect the enriching community and lifestyle experiences to be had when you choose to live in West Maui. If you need our assistance in your search through listings like Kapalua homes or Kaanapali condos, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We would be happy to help! Mahalo!

Oceanfront West Maui Condo for Sale at Kahana Sunset

An oceanfront two-bedroom condo with access to a secluded beach, and many amenities.
July 08, 2017

Oceanfront West Maui Condo for Sale at Kahana Sunset

Perched along a stunning stretch of West Maui coastline between lively Kaanapali and luxurious Kapalua, you'll find a tranquil two-bedroom condo overlooking an ocean that stretches to the horizon, punctuated by the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai. This condo is part of Kahana Sunset and its 4.47 acres of lush green lawns, tropical landscaping, and delightful amenities.

If you're looking for a 2 bedroom/ 2.5 bath West Maui condo for sale in Kahana Sunset, and you enjoy ocean views, Unit A5 is definitely worth some consideration. It features a townhome floor plan with 1,064 square feet of living space. The elegant Master Suite is perched right above the living room, and both are poised to showcase those stunning ocean views. In fact, they each have their own quiet lanai where you can sit and enjoy outside dining, or read a good book, or maybe even work if you don't find yourself too distracted by the flaming ocean sunsets and whales at play offshore.

Among its many enticing qualities, this condo for sale also features some lovely upgrades. The Master Suite and kitchen have been fitted with new granite counter tops, and a new walk-in shower has been installed. There is also an in-unit washer and dryer. The unit is part of the "A" building, which fronts a charming lawn over the water.

The amenities at Kahana Sunset include heated swimming and children's wading pools along with a soothing hot tub spa. A secluded sandy beach is just steps away from its rambling lawns, where you can snorkel whenever you so choose. There are gas barbecues located in convenient places around the property so you can grill up a delicious meal with friends and family as you enjoy swimming, sunbathing and socializing.

This particular unit is part of the Front Desk Management Program, so vacationers book it often. That means we can assist you with showings, but only between guest visits. It also means you have a convenient way to make some extra cash if you do decide to purchase this remarkable West Maui condo. To find other properties based on specific criteria that you have in mind, try our Maui real estate search tool. If you need our assistance, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Affordable Deals on Hawaii Interisland Air Travel

Take advantage of new summer and fall deals on Hawaiian interisland travel.
June 30, 2017

Affordable Deals on Hawaii Interisland Air Travel

Living in a state comprised of islands makes life interesting, and a lot of fun if you enjoy going to the beach to swim, snorkel, surf, paddleboard, and we could go on and on with that list. But, if you're accustomed to living within the contiguous United States, you might wonder what it's like getting around between islands. Well, it can be a lot of fun!

True, it may be convenient to drive from one part of a state to another rather than flying, but the trade off is that every island in Hawaii is unique, and has something different to offer in terms of your experience. Few states can claim as much diversity, especially where local culture and the natural environment are concerned. There's quite a breadth of things to enjoy, and they're all just a quick inter-island flight away. This summer and fall, some especially nice deals have become available.

Island Air is partnering with H.I.S Hawaii to offer interisland flight and hotel packages that start at just $99 per person. Getting both a flight and hotel at that price is quite a deal. Whether you're a resident or you're here because you're considering a Maui real estate purchase, these deals provide a convenient opportunity to experience more of the islands.

Interested in taking advantage of these new deals? You'll want to book now through July 31st for travel dates from now to October 31st. Of course there will be some variability in pricing, depending on how full the flights and hotels end up, but it's worth looking into if you want to do some island hopping. The deal applies to flights between Honolulu, Kona, Kahului and Līhuʻe airports.

The list of participating hotels includes Kauai Marriott Resort, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. The travel packages can't be canceled or changed once purchased, so just make sure your plans are set before you book. If you want more details, visit hisgo.com/hawaii.

In the meantime, if you're browsing our site because you're interested in buying real estate on Maui, feel free to reach out to us for assistance. We'd be happy to help you through every step of the process. You'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Happy travels, and mahalo!

Blogs for July 2017

Luxury Maui Home for Sale in Kapalua

Posted on 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… Continue Reading

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

Posted on 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… Continue Reading

Record Year in Scholarships at Lahainaluna High School

Posted on July 14, 2017


Record Year in Scholarships at Lahainaluna High School

This week, we'd like to reflect on the Lahainaluna High School Foundation's record number of administered scholarships in May of this year. It has been a bright, inspiring summer for the students, as well as donors like us who love… Continue Reading

Oceanfront West Maui Condo for Sale at Kahana Sunset

Posted on July 08, 2017

Oceanfront West Maui Condo for Sale at Kahana Sunset

Perched along a stunning stretch of West Maui coastline between lively Kaanapali and luxurious Kapalua, you'll find a tranquil two-bedroom condo overlooking an ocean that stretches to the horizon, punctuated by the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai. This condo… Continue Reading

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