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Hot Multi-Million Dollar Hawaii Luxury Real Estate Investments in Maui

Looking for true island luxury? These million dollar properties highlight the luxury Hawaii real estate market. Find your piece of paradise in Kapalua Maui!
November 08, 2019

Here at Sakamoto Properties, we feature a wide selection of luxury condos and homes for sale in Maui. From incredible, one-of-a-kind beachfront homes in Maui to stylish and immaculate oceanfront property listings, you are sure to find your perfect piece of real estate right here with us.

If you’re in need of some assistance and would like to be pointed in the right direction, let us help you do just that by introducing you to three of our top multi-million dollar luxury real estate listings on Maui.

The Ritz Carlton Residences

Condo Unit 1527-29 - Coming in at $2.895 million, this 1,646 square feet, 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms has everything you could think of in terms of luxury, class and comfort. Located oceanfront at the five-star Ritz Carlton resort in Kapalua, you will have access to everything such as the spa, 24-hour room service, 24-hour security, pools, restaurants, and so much more! Nearby is also none other than the acclaimed Kapalua Golf Course where the PGA tour champions play each and every year. You’ll also be situated near so much to see and do on the island so you won’t have to travel far from home to get your fill of the island.

Kapalua Bay Villas

Oceanfront condo unit #11B2 - Currently listed at $1.4 million this 2 bedroom oceanfront condo for sale is the best value you will discover on the West Maui real estate market! And in addition to the spacious 1,503 square foot living space, the fortunate buyer can expect to enjoy access to 3 pools and tennis courts of Kapalua Bay Villas II. Residents will also have 2 championship golf courses, several Maui restaurants, and so much more!

The Alaelae Peninsula

This $9.9 million 4 bedroom and 4.5 bathroom oceanfront Kapalua home for sale is everything a luxury real estate homeowner needs. Located on the Alaelae Peninsula along a 3.5 acre property, here you will have stunning views of the Pacific Ocean that are ideal during whale season. Inside this single-level home is a spacious master suite and three additional guest suites. Take a scroll through some of the amazing pictures listed and take advantage of this home for sale today.

If you have any other questions about Maui luxury real estate then make sure to give us a call and let one of our knowledgeable staff members help you along your journey towards becoming a luxury homeowner on Maui. Aloha!

* Prices as of 11/8/2019

September 2019 West Maui Real Estate Stats: See Market Trends

Looking to upgrade your space or move to a new area? It never hurts to know what is trending in the West Maui real estate market for September 2019!
November 01, 2019

Every month we not only update our listings, including Luxury West Maui properties in Kaanapali and Kapalua. but we would also like to keep you up to date on the latest Hawaii real estate trends. If you are shopping the Maui MLS search for your next high-end real estate investment, it never hurts to know what is trending!

According to the latest Maui real estate statistics report from the Realtor’s Association of Maui, the island’s market remained steady and strong. In terms of single homes for sale on the island, with a whopping +47.5% increase there were 118 closings during September 2019 when compared to just 80 in in 2018. As for condos, there was only a difference of 4 overall closings in September 2019 vs 2018 making for a decrease of -3.3%.

So what does the September 2019 West Maui real estate market stats show?

West Maui Residential Homes for Sale

  • Homes for sale in Kapalua – there was also just 1 house sold as compared to 4 in August. That being said, this residential home sold for a median sales price of $2,175,000, which is a strong number in this part of Maui.
  • Kaanapali houses for sale - Just one home sold for Sept. compared to 3 the previous month.
  • Lahaina Residential Properties – there were 4 homes sold, down by 3 from the month before and up one from September 2018.
  • Honokowai, Napili, Kahana Home Sales – And, as usual, sales in this area remained steady with 3 homes sold across the board.

Condo Sales in West Maui, Hawaii

  • Kapalua Condo Sales – With 8 condos sold compared to 4 in August, condo sales in Kapalua were up this period.
  • Kaanapali Condos for Sale – This area of the Maui real estate market saw a large jump in sales during September 2019. There were 17 condos sold here compared to nine last month! That’s great news for those of you looking to sell.
  • Condos for Sale in Lahaina – There were 12 condos than the 6 sales in August and 5 more than the same time last year.
  • Napili, Kahana and Honokowai Condos – Sales continued to increase with 21 condos sold in September compared to 13 in August and 18 during the same time last year.

Looks like real estate sales in West Maui is booming so now would be a great time to take a peek at what is currently on the market. And if you see anything that catches your eye, give us a call and let us know how we can help you! Our professional Maui realtors are always looking for ways to help guide you through the real estate process. So don’t hesitate and contact us when you’re ready to make your dream of becoming a homeowner on Maui a reality!

West Maui Golf: Take a Swing on Championship Fairways

Looking for a golfer paradise? Check out why West Maui real estate is the Hawaii destination you will want to invest in!
October 25, 2019

When it comes to finding the Hawaii luxury home of your dreams, no one can pass up the majestic beauty of Maui. With subtropical weather year-round and jaw-dropping views at every turn, it’s no wonder why golfers flock to the Valley Isle for their ultimate golfing paradise. The island’s topography serves as the ideal playing field, making for uniquely stunning courses that are sure to test all skill levels. And, with the gorgeous backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, you might even find it difficult to stay focused on your game! West Maui real estate, in particular, is home to some of the best golf courses in the world, even hosting the renowned PGA Tour. You’ll feel like a pro teeing off at these courses you can find conveniently near your West Maui condo or residential home.

Kaanapali Golf Courses

For novices or anyone looking to try their hand at the sport, the Kaanapali Kai is the perfect getaway course into golfing. It’s neighbor course, Royal Kaanapali, may be where all the pros play, but you won’t ever be in their shadow. The terrain is quite similar with gentle slopes along the fairways. At 6,400 yards, there’s no need to overpower this par-70 course (each of the 18 holes estimated at a par-4, or 4 strokes). Professional instruction is available, otherwise don’t be afraid to tee off and practice your drive. The Kaanapali Kai is fun, easy-going, and it’ll keep you coming back for more. Soon, you’ll have the Royal in your sights in no time.

The Royal Kaanapali has been a golfing mainstay since it opened in 1962. Designed by architect extraordinaire Robert Trent Jones Sr., this exquisite 18-hole course runs for 6,700 yards, stretching along the coastline and running up the foothills of the West Maui Mountains. Sporting wide fairways and rolling greens, the Royal is sure to challenge your putting skills. Put your club selection to the test and you’ll feel like a champion on your way to the final hole.

Surrounding these two amazing courses you’ll find many luxury homes for sale in Kaanapali.

Kapalua Golf

Near your own luxurious Kapalua Bay Villas for sale, you’ll find the Kapalua Golf Academy, a state-of-the-art instructional facility and viable resource to harden your skills. Kapalua is a golfer’s paradise, you’ll soon find.

The Bay Course is Kapalua’s original golf course and has been host to over 20 tournaments. Despite these accolades, this 6,600-yard course is remarkably friendly to the average golfer, providing consistent challenges that will harden your skills and resolve. Helpful tip: watch out for the 5th hole – the only hole on Maui that requires you to play over the ocean. Landing on the green here is oh-so-satisfying. The Bay may be challenging as you go along, but it is also primely situated. The island of Molokai lurks not too far off, it's quiet beauty a distraction you won’t mind having.

If you really want to golf like the pros, the Plantation Course is where the money’s at. It is consistently ranked as the #1 golf course in all of Hawaii. At 7,400 yards with elevation changes on every hole (even the par-3s), this course is no picnic. The Plantation tests even the pros. But that’s no reason to avoid this course altogether. Wide fairways and generous rolling greens make it a blast to play. With the steep slope of the 18th fairway, you just might hit one of the longest drives of your life! Only if you’re not star-struck the entire time. The biggest names in golf have played here, from Tiger Woods, to Justin Leonard, to Ernie Els. The Plantation is a golfer’s paradise you simply cannot miss.

With some of the finest golf courses at your disposal to suit your lifestyle on West Maui, you’ll definitely feel like you belong no matter your skill level. Contact Betty and Roy about investing in one of the luxury Maui properties today and you’ll be teeing off at these courses in no time!

Discover a Luxury Lifestyle in Hawaii at Pineapple Hill Estates for Sale

Shopping the Maui real estate market for the perfect luxury lifestyle? Discover your place in paradise with the Hawaii luxury Pineapple Hill homes for sale!
October 18, 2019

As an aspiring Hawaii property owner, there's a lot to think about before purchasing a multi-million dollar piece of West Maui real estate. First, it’s important that you figure out why you are investing in a luxury home for sale on Maui in the first place. Is it to plant down some roots? Or is it to live out your retirement in one of the most beautiful places in the world while enjoying what an oceanfront property and lifestyle can provide? Whatever your reason for shopping the Maui MLS Search maybe, now is the time to embrace this next chapter in your life by purchasing a house for sale in Pineapple Hill.

Located on the slopes of the stunning West Maui Mountains, this elite gated community just so happens to be situated near the famous Kapalua Bay golf course. As part of the Kapalua Resort, Pineapple Hill Estates is one of Maui’s most talked about single-family residential neighborhoods and showcases mansions that are nothing short of impeccable. Here you can enjoy stunning views of one of the world’s best golf courses, as well as take in the scenery of Maui’s natural beauty including the Pacific Ocean, palm trees, cliffs, and beaches.

In case you are new to the luxury real estate scene, Hawaii mansions for sale in Kapalua are some of the best in terms of luxury and style. You will enjoy resort amenities, spacious grounds with well-maintained landscaping, and houses that are unlike anywhere else in the world. If your next chapter in life is begging you to upgrade your real estate look, Kapalua's Pineapple Hill Maui is for you. Some of the Hawaii luxury homes here are even designed by some incredible architects that have taken elegant living to the next level!

While these Pineapple Hill estates are certainly a selling point for the West Maui area all on their own, you’ll also love living within proximity to so many amazing Maui activities. That’s right, from fine dining at restaurants such as the Plantation House, Merriman’s and the Sea House, shopping at the nearby Whaler’s Village and exploring the sights and sounds of Honolua Bay, this area is truly what island dreams are made of. With the purchase of your Pineapple Hill home, you’ll also be purchasing a lifestyle. That lifestyle includes having access to one of the world’s best golf courses, best shopping and eating on Maui, tennis courts, outdoor activities, snorkeling and so much more.

Don’t hesitate and see for yourself today what makes Pineapple Hill homes for sale a great place to buy real estate on the island. If you’re interested in seeing one of these homes for sale or would like to explore what other options are available on the island, then make sure to contact us right away. And if you rather build your Maui dream home from the ground up, check out the Pineapple Hill land listings for sale to see if there is a vacant land lot that offers the perfect blank canvas for your place in paradise. Mahalo!

Find Out How to Celebrate 2020 New Years on Maui

Hoping to celebrate the New Year from your new piece of Hawaii real estate? Check out these special events to ring in 2020!
October 11, 2019

Can you believe it is almost the year 2020? Where does the time go? Well, wherever it went, we hope you used your time wisely and made your new year’s resolution of becoming a homeowner on Maui come true with some of our fabulous listings. If not, don’t forget to look through our latest oceanfront properties or West Maui real estate listings and contact us if you have any questions about a listing that you see and like.

But all goals aside, the end of the year is indeed a reason to celebrate. It is a time when you can come together with some of your favorite people and look back at all the year gave you and all you have to look forward to in the future. That’s why we think you would be wise to celebrate your new years eve on Maui.

If you’ve never spent new years on Maui, then you’re in luck! This island knows how to throw a party, and you’re going to love attending all the special events planned around the island. Here are some island activities you should look into.

Join the Maui Chef’s Table

Located at the Mill House, one of the top Hawaii restaurants, the Maui Chef’s Table is truly something to look forward to and is a great way to treat a loved one and yourself for the new year. Enjoy specialty courses and talk story with Maui’s top chefs during this exclusive event.

Get a Taste of Old Hawaii with a Luau

If have always wanted to attend a luau and just needed a reason to do it then why not book your tickets for December 31 and get the New Year started out on the right foot with your first-ever luau experience! You also get the unique opportunity to learn a little more about the Hawaiian and Polynesian culture of your new island home while you eat a delicious meal and cheers with specialty cocktails. 

Launch into a New Year on a Dinner Cruise

If you will be spending the holiday season in West Maui, you can book a New Year’s Eve cruise out of Lahaina Harbor or Maalaea harbor. You’ll love counting down into 2020 out on the calm Hawaiian waters underneath the Maui stars.

Attend Maher’s 9th Annual New Year’s Comedy Extravaganza

Now here’s something different! Bill Maher will be ringing in the New Year right here in Hawaii for the 9th year in a row with his New York’s Comedy Extravaganza! Check out this fan-favorite comedian, along with guests Sarah Silverman and Larry Miller on Mon., Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. Find your tickets through the Maui Arts & Cultural Center website.

Catch the Fireworks Show in Kihei

For those looking to get an up close and personal look at the fireworks show, we invite you to venture from your Kapalua property to catch the fireworks show in South Maui! Book a reservation at one of South Maui’s premier restaurants and get the champagne ready for a toast at midnight while the island lights up with fireworks.

Those are some of the great ways to celebrate the memories you made in 2019 and to ring in 2020 on Maui. Let us know where we can find you so we can wish you a Happy New Year, cheers!

Blogs for November 2019

Hot Multi-Million Dollar Hawaii Luxury Real Estate Investments in Maui

Posted on November 08, 2019

Here at Sakamoto Properties, we feature a wide selection of luxury condos and homes for sale in Maui. From incredible, one-of-a-kind beachfront homes in Maui to stylish and immaculate oceanfront property listings, you are sure to find your perfect piece of real estate right here with us.

If… Continue Reading

September 2019 West Maui Real Estate Stats: See Market Trends

Posted on November 01, 2019

Every month we not only update our listings, including Luxury West Maui properties in Kaanapali and Kapalua. but we would also like to keep you up to date on the latest Hawaii real estate trends. If you are shopping the Maui MLS search for your next high-end… Continue Reading

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