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Why Kapalua is the Best Place to Buy Real Estate on Maui

From first time real estate buyer to your next property investment, there is a lot to consider. We want to let you in on a little secret. There is one place in the world that surpasses all others in terms of Hawaii real estate investment. Kapalua, Maui!
December 07, 2018


Whether you are looking to purchase your first piece of real estate or are thinking about your 10th property investment, there’s a lot to consider. From the location to the property taxes, buying real estate requires a lot of attention to detail, thoughtful consideration and an eye for what matters. If you are looking for a little direction, let us help you make that decision a little easier by letting you in on a little secret. There is one place in the world that surpasses all others in terms of Hawaii real estate investment and that place is Kapalua, Maui.

Kapalua is an area located in West Maui and is home to some of the best real estate options out there. And here’s why.

Best Beaches and Outdoor Activities
Where else in the world can you live near the best beaches around and some amazing outdoor activities? Well, in Kapalua you’ll have access to several world-class beaches that give you incredible snorkeling opportunities and up-front views of whales during whale season. There’s also plenty of hiking and adventure to be found. From ziplining to parasailing to golf courses - all these and more are available right down the road in Kapalua.

Best Dining and Shopping
Dreaming of being near some incredible restaurants where some of the best chefs in the world reside? Try living in Kapalua where you’ll be right next door to restaurants you can’t find anywhere else. Check out the top 10 best restaurants in Kapalua and learn more about the best places to eat in Maui. And did we mention you’ll be near the Whaler’s Village shopping plaza too? You’ll love having plenty of stores to explore just down the road from your island home.

The Diversity in Real Estate Options
From oceanfront condos to luxury real estate properties, there’s plenty of properties to choose from in Kapalua. Check out these Kapalua condos for sale or these luxury Kapalua residential homes for sale and see for yourself.

We hope these tips help you consider buying your next home in Kapalua today. It’s the ideal location for new buyers and seasoned investors and we promise you won’t be disappointed. If you have any more questions about what makes Kapalua great or are simply curious about real estate on Maui, then contact us today. We can’t wait to see you in the neighborhood and hope to hear from you soon. Aloha!

Celebrate 2018 New Years Eve in Maui Hawaii

Are you racking your brain on what to do for New Years Eve this year? Here on the islands, there is no shortage of fun activities to enjoy. That goes double for Maui!
November 30, 2018


Are you racking your brain on what to do for New Year’s Eve this year? 2019 is right around the corner and we hope you and your special person, friends, and family are planning on ringing in the New Year right here in Maui, Hawaii.

Here on the islands, there’s no shortage of fun activities to enjoy on New Year’s Eve. That goes double for Maui! From spending a romantic evening on the beach watching the fireworks to participating in a variety of fun New Years Eve celebrations, you can find your perfect New Year’s Eve fit right here on the island of Maui.

Here are a few things to consider when celebrating New Years Eve 2018 in West Maui.

Maui Boat Cruise
Here’s a no-brainer! What’s better than bringing in the New Year and kissing the old year goodbye than on a boat tour under the stars? That’s what we thought. If you and your beloved enjoy the idea of being on a boat with music, food, all you can drink and eat with friendly service then look into booking a New Year’s boat cruise on Maui. You won’t be disappointed.

Hawaiian Luau
If you’re on Maui come Dec. 31, then why not check out a special luau for New Year’s Eve? Indulge in the local culture and celebrate the right way with an authentic Hawaiian luau experience.

Front Street Lahaina
Whether you’re thinking about posting up by the harbor or under the famous banyan tree or perhaps spending the night at Maui’s famous Fleetwood’s restaurant, you won’t be disappointed by all the action along Maui’s front street that evening. Front Street has a wide range of restaurants, bars, and shops that will make for an exciting New Year’s Eve experience for you and your crew.

So we hope you enjoyed learning about the various New Year’s Eve options available on Maui. And whether you live here now or are looking to move to Maui before the year’s over, then make sure to look into the Maui’s real estate market before 2019 kicks off.

We have a great selection of homes and condos for sale on Maui. Check out our live stream webcam in Kapalua or explore our luxury beachfront properties for sale and contact us with any questions you have about real estate on Maui. Happy New Year and may it be safe, wonderful and full of joy.

Manifest Your Dreams With This Luxury Property

If you have been looking for a one-of-a-kind million dollar property then it is time you cast your eye towards Maui, Hawaii to check out this amazing property at 1212 Summer Road.
November 23, 2018

If luxury properties are your “thing” and you’ve been looking for a one-of-a-kind million dollar property then it’s time you cast your eye towards Maui, Hawaii to check out this amazing property at 1212 Summer Road.

Located on more than ¾ of an acre in Maui’s beautiful Kapalua district is this 8,178 square foot home with 8 bedrooms, 8 and a half bathrooms all designed by master architect Rick Ryniak and built by Gary Dixon Construction.

This home is unlike any of the other luxury real estate in all of Maui. Located on the Kapalua Bay Course, you’ll have an unmatchable view of the Pacific Ocean during whale season. Sit back in the privacy of your spacious yard complete with tropical foliage and enjoy the view all from the comfort of your property. Aside from capturing a glimpse of whales, you’ll be pleased to know that you can guarantee you’ll also be able to see Lanai, Molokai, and beautiful sunset views all year round.

Simply stunning!

If privacy and seclusion is your cup of tea, then you’ll settle in just fine on this large property. Situated in the gated community of Pineapple Hill, this happens to be the largest home on the largest lot and offers peace and serenity for its next homeowner. The home comes with two unique indoor atria and comes with a level first floor that is easy access to the oversized covered lanai leading to the magnificent free-form pool. There are three ensuite bedrooms, including one that is handicap accessible on the main floor. The second floor has five en-suite bedrooms including the master bedroom that is comfortable, spacious, and ideal for those of you who enjoy the finest this life has to offer. Casual and elegant, this home is right for you.

It’s time so call today before this property sells. You can contact us by phone or email and let us know when you’re interested in seeing 1212 Summer Road luxury estate. This is it, people. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make the next best step in your life with the purchase of this exquisite and beautiful Maui luxury home. If you want to see what else is out there to compare, check out some of our new listings or other Luxury west Maui properties. We hope to hear from you soon and can’t wait to help you into this home before the year ends.

Oceanfront Condos For Sale in Coconut Grove Villas in Maui

Are you looking for an amazing piece of property that embodies a true tropical oceanfront escape? Look no further than Coconut Grove on Maui.
November 16, 2018

Are you an investor looking for the perfect Hawaii real estate investment? Are you looking for an amazing piece of property that embodies a true tropical escape that’s complete with an oceanfront view in an ideal location? Well if this sounds like you then you’re going to love Coconut Grove Villas for sale on Maui.

Life in Maui typically translates to spending a lot of time at the beach, outdoors, exploring and in the ocean. And you can’t really make that dream come true unless you have your own piece of paradise near the beach. Well if you want to make that fantasy a reality you can do so with Coconut Grove real estate.

Located in Kapalua, these condos are perfectly situated in front of Kapalua Bay, one of the most sought-after locations in all of Maui. Kapalua Bay was voted America’s best beach in 1991 and continues to make waves, no pun intended, for its serenity, beauty and captivating view of the Pacific Ocean. Here you can enjoy a wide range of activities on Maui including snorkeling and swimming and won’t have to travel far to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.

At Coconut Grove Villas there are more than 36 spacious residential villas with 24 located on Kapalua Bay themselves. These luxury condos go up to three bedrooms and are complete with floor plans that are specifically designed for the ideal vacation renter in mind. Some include furnishings while others do not so you can choose whether or not you want to purchase a condo turnkey or spend time designing one to suit your needs. Regardless of your decision, each has plenty of space to enjoy and relax in after a day on the beach so you’ll be happy either way. The area itself is stunning and comes with immaculately manicured courtyards, oceanfront lanais, and you’ll be close to the nearby luxury resort, plenty of five-star restaurants, some of the world’s best golf courses and places to shop on Maui. 

Consider purchasing a condo here and use it as a Maui vacation rental investment or consider looking at other luxury real estate in Maui. Contact us with any questions you have about Coconut Grove or other homes for sale on Maui. We’re always willing to help and take pride in servicing our clients. Learn more about what makes Sakamoto Properties an expert in the industry in our about us and let us know how we can help make your Maui dreams come true. We look forward to hearing from you soon. A hui hou! 

Advice on Moving to Hawaii from the Mainland

If you are feeling a little overwhelmed and are in search for some helpful information then you are in luck! Here is our handy checklist of tips on what you need to know before moving to Maui.
November 09, 2018


Are you finally taking that leap of faith? If you have decided to make the move to Maui, you are probably wondering what in the world you need to know about how to survive this move across the Pacific. Well, if you are feeling a little overwhelmed and are in search for some helpful information then you are in luck because we have a go-to guide for you to help make your big move a breeze. Here’s our handy checklist of tips on what you need to know before moving to Maui.

Downsize. Downsize. Downsize
If you’re planning on moving to Hawaii then it is finally time to purge! Downsize as much as you can before the move because the honest truth is you probably won’t be using your snow gear anytime soon and won’t be needing those heavy jackets either. Pack light and bring only what you need. Think about hosting a garage sale a week or two before moving and try to get rid of as much stuff as you possibly can before the big move.

Budget for Moving to Hawaii
You probably haven’t thought about what it will cost to ship your car or all of your belongings across the Pacific and that’s OK but you’ll definitely want to get a number in mind before the move. Consider whether it will be cheaper to buy a car when you get to the island or if shipping your car over makes more sense. Consider budgeting for the items you plan to buy here and searching ahead of time on West Maui furniture stores like Mind’s Eye Interiors.

Searching for Maui Jobs
You’re ready to move but have you started your job search? Well, that’s a good place to start. There are many jobs you can find on the islands and by planning ahead and googling jobs in Hawaii. You’d be surprised what’s out there and it never hurts to have something to bring you to the islands.

Moving Your Pets to Hawaii
This is a big one! Don’t forget that if you plan on bringing your pet to the islands then you will want to take actions ahead of time so you won't have to quarantine your beloved pet. Do your research ahead of time and weigh whether or not this is the best move for your pet.

Housing and Locations
You’ll certainly want to know more about the real estate housing on the island before moving. Start considering if you and your family would like to live closer to the beach, up the mountain where there’s cooler weather, or in a neighborhood close to a good school. Our Maui Information pages should help you with that. Perhaps take a look at some of our favorite properties on this website like Kapalua homes for sale, Kapalua Bay Villas oceanfront condos or condos in Kaanapali.

And that concludes our checklist for moving to Maui. If you’re looking for the perfect home to move into then make sure to look at our luxury beachfront properties. Contact us with any questions you may have and continue to look at some of our new listings today. Aloha.

Blogs for December 2018

Why Kapalua is the Best Place to Buy Real Estate on Maui

Posted on December 07, 2018


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