Maui Real Estate Blog

Spreckelsville 2020 Market Update

Now that we are a little over a month into the New Year, I thought it would be a good time to check in on the Spreckelsville Real Estate market. This North Shore Neighborhood remains one of the most desirable locales on the island. It offers good beaches, world class ocean sports just offshore and a very convenient location. Two of the members of the Maui Real Estate Team Call it home. This post takes a quick look at how 2019 shaped up for the neighborhood and how things are looking for 2020.

The map above shows sales activity in Sprecks since January of 2019. Green pins represent active listings. Red pins show sales. Clicking on the individual pins provides details on the properties.

Spreckelsville Sales Overview

  • There were three sales in 2019 in Spreckelsville. The sales included two homes and one lot. Thus far, one home sold in Spreckelsville during 2020.
  • The highest sales price in 2019 went to 316 Pa’ani. This oceanfront sale included an acre of land, a main house and three cottages. It sold for $8,600,000.
  • The one other home that sold was a beachfront property on Stable Road. What was most notable about this transaction was that it was a tenants in common purchase. The buyer was purchasing the rights and use of one home on a two home property. That makes the $4,025,000 purchase price somewhat eye opening.
  • The solitary lot that sold closed for $1,600,000. The lot in the E Paepae Ka Puko’a aka the “Spencer” subdivision included just under an acre of land and deeded beach access.
  • The one home sale for 2020 was in the Sprecks V subdivision that abuts against the Maui Country Club Golf Course. The sales price of $2,300,000 set a new record for the subdivision.
  • The Maui Real Estate Team represented parties on two of the last three home sales in the neighborhood.
Kai Lenny paddling his SUP in front of Pa'ani Point in Spreckelsville
Kai Lenny gets in some SUP training in the waters off Sugar Cove in Spreckelsville.

Spreckelsville 2020 Market Outlook

The 2019 Sprecks Real Estate Market saw relatively meager activity continuing recent trends. The lack of sales don’t reflect a lack of demand. Instead, it speaks to tight inventory. With just three properties on the market at this time, I would expect that the sales totals for 2020 won’t jump off the page. About four to five years ago, a good chunk of the Sprecks sales were unlisted properties. While that has not been the case the last two years, I would not be shocked to see some unlisted sales this year. I know there are some buyers beating the bushes. I also know that there are some unlisted properties that could be available for purchase.

Contact The Maui Real Estate Team if you are interested in buying or selling property in Spreckelsville in 2020. We know the market well and always have our ears to the ground for opportunities. Check out the MauiRealEstate.com for the current Spreckelsville Real Estate listings.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Hana Permaculture Property

Growing your own food. Living sustainably. Reducing your footprint. In today’s world, there are many who find the appeal of all of the above undeniable. With it’s mix of rain and sun and year round growing season, there are few places that compare to Hana if you want to live a sustainable lifestyle. You would be hard pressed to find a better opportunity to get started on your new lifestyle than this property listed for sale in Hana.

Aerial View of a property in Hana with extensive orchard.
Looking over the orchards and out towards the ocean.

A Decade of Hard Work

While Hana is a great place for a sustainable lifestyle and growing your own food. It isn’t always easy to start from scratch. Land needs to be cleared, soil augmented, structures need to be built, energy systems set up and of course orchards need to be planted. There is a lot of trial and error. This 2.78 acre parcel provides an opportunity to reap the literal fruit of the seller’s labors. Over the last decade, the owners thoughtfully and lovingly planted the property with hundreds of fruit trees, flowers and foliage. They used permaculture principles while farming. The farm received organic certification for three years before being discontinued last year due to a lack of need.

Another aerial view showing the green house, barn and other structures at this Hana Permaculture Property
The garage, barn and other structures shown from above.

Plantings on the Property

The property includes hundreds of edibles, timber bamboo and a variety of understory crops and mulching plants.

A partial list of edibles includes:

  • Hundreds of Bananas including Ice Cream, Apple and Williams varieties.
  • Sour Sap
  • Durian
  • 6 Avocado Trees
  • Star Apple
  • Mangosteen
  • Jack fruit
  • Eleven Coconut Plams
  • A variety of citrus including Lime, Grapefruit, Myers Lemon and Oranges
  • 20 Cacao
  • 100’s of Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Taro

There is also a 42′ x 20′ green house for growing vegetables, greens and herbs. There is plenty more space for planting additional fruit trees. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team for the full list of edibles.

Bananas line the driveway
Some of the over 100 plus Banana Trees on the property lining the driveway.
Citrus in the foreground with an apiary in the background
Citrus in the foreground with an apiary in the background.

Structures

There is a barn on the property going through the after the fact permit process. It has a completely separated upstairs area. There is a small garage for a mower and farming tools, a cement compost pad, geodesic dome with covered work space and an ag shed. There are three ideal building sites on the property with ocean, sunrise and moonrise views. Zoning allows for the potential to build a cottage with upto 1,000 square feet of living space. There is a large capacity septic system already installed for a future cottage.

The Barn of the Hana Permaculture Property
The barn of the property with Haleakala in the background.

Utilities

This is the last property in Hana serviced by the Hana Ranch water system. Everything to the North uses catchment or well water. The owners installed underground water throughout the property to water crops and trees as needed. Maui Electric and high speed cable internet are available at the property. The current owners powered the property using a 27 panel outback solar system with an 8 battery power bank.

An Outback Solar System provides power for off the grid living.
An Outback Solar System powers the property with 27 solar panels and an 8 battery power pack.

Find out More about This Hana Permaculture Property

If you are in the market for a permaculture property on Maui, check out this video that the seller’s put together a few years ago about the property. It is a great chance to see more of the beautiful property, the food being grown and the lifestyle offered.

This is unit B of a two unit residential condominium. The asking price for the property is $549,000. Check out the 2575 Hana Highway Unit B listing page for additional photos and details. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing or to ask the listing agent questions about the property.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

39 Acre Ranch in Haiku

Located on the verdant green slopes of Haleakala, this 39 acre ranch in Haiku is a special property. It features a gorgeous cottage and an enormous barn. There are approximately 30 acres of pasture. There is a seasonal stream and even a small Christmas Tree Farm. This property provides options!

Equestrian Property

The property includes six separate pasture areas. Each pasture is watered. It includes a round pen and a tack room. There is plenty of room to add additional horse related infrastructure if you wanted to raise or board your own horses. There is even enough land for a polo field.

Views from the second story deck off the barn of a 39 acre ranch in Haiku
Views from the second story deck of the barn.
Horses in pasture in front of the barn
Horses graze in one of the pastures of the property. The barn is in the background.

Farm

You don’t have to ride a horse to to love the potential of the ranch. This would be an ideal property for other types of farming. The soil is good thanks to its history as pasture land dating back to the mid 1940s. Unlike a lot of land in Haiku, there is no residual plastic residue from cane or pineapple farming. There are citrus trees on the property and plenty of land available to plant additional orchards. There is a dormant Christmas Tree farm, but plenty of inventory available for next year’s holiday season.

Aerial view of a 39 acre ranch in Haiku.
This aerial view of 1949 West Kuiaha shows the barn, round pen and pasture areas.

The Barn

The massive barn offers plenty of room to store farm equipment or horse trailers. It could also be the ultimate home base for the Maui Adventure Seeker. The current owners took advantage of the high ceilings and oversized doors to store an R-44 Helicopter, a 30 foot surf rescue boat, jet skis, big-wave boards, mountain bikes, cars and trucks.

There is a massive grid tied solar system on the roof of barn to help keep down utility costs for the property.

The barn has plenty of room for agricultural equipment or toys.
The barn has plenty of room for agricultural equipment or toys.

There is even potential to convert the barn into the main residence on the property. The high ceilings, design features and big views make the structure well suited to conversion while still still retaining plenty of garage and storage space.

The Cottage

The two bedroom, one and a half bath cottage is picture perfect. Highlights include reclaimed pine flooring, vaulted ceilings, a cupola roof, an outdoor shower and a large covered lanai. The covered lanai helps the home live larger, and it offers a great space to take in the ocean views. The spacious kitchen included concrete counter tops, a farm sink and a beautiful Monkeypod wood bar top. Other nice touches include a claw foot tub in the bathroom.

The cottage on the 39 acre ranch in Haiku
The exterior of the 1,000 square foot cottage.
The kitchen in the cottage at 1949 West Kuiaha Road
The kitchen of the cottage.

Other Options

This is a truly stunning property. Our hope is that someone makes this the farm, ranch of equestrian property of their dreams. That said, the 39 acres are subdividable. There are also three remnant parcels in the title report which could make it easier to develop.

A Cottage Bathroom at 1949 West Kuiaha
A bathroom in the cottage of 1949 West Kuiaha.
Sunset views looking over the pastures of 1949 West Kuiaha Road in Haiku
Sunset Views looking over the pastures of the 39 Acre Ranch in Haiku.

The asking price for the 39 Acre Ranch in Haiku is $3,950,000. Check out the 1949 West Kuiaha listing page for additional photos and details. Take a 3D tour of the cottage to see the floor plan and more details.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Cottage by The Sea

This is the place you think of when you dream of a home in Hawaii. The beautiful Pacific Ocean is a short distance away. Its sights and sounds providing a feast for your senses throughout the day. A lawn dotted with soaring coconut palms casting shadows as they dance in the trade winds. Lush, steep, vibrant green mountains create a stunning backdrop. The home itself is a classic 1943 Plantation Cottage. Meticulously maintained and updated with modern amenities, it makes for a charming and comfortable cottage by the sea.

A stunning little cottage by the sea in the Waiehu area of Wailuku.
The cottage at dawn.
Early morning light on the exterior of this cottage by the sea in Wailuku
The cottage in the early morning light.

The Cottage Details

The two bedroom/one bath cottage offers 846 square feet of living space. It lives larger than its size thanks to an open living and kitchen area, an indoor/outdoor bathroom and an enormous lanai area.

View from the lanai through a grove of a coconut palms and out towards Kahului Bay.
Looking off the lanai towards the sun rising over the ocean through the coconut palms.
The living room of the cottage cast in a soft morning light.
The living room of the cottage

While the home maintains the charm of the era of its construction, modern conveniences abound. The original fir floors are beautiful. The plumbing and electrical are updated. The roof is new. The lanai uses Trex decking well suited to the ocean environment. HardiePlank siding replaced areas where the original wood siding showed signs of rot. New doors and windows open easily to bring in the trade winds. They include a large sliding door that opens up from the living room to the large lanai. When the trades don’t blow, central a/c keeps the home cool. The modern design kitchen features a gas range with a view that makes cooking a pleasure.

The living room and the kitchen
Another shot of the living room with the kitchen in the background.

There is also a deluxe detached storage shed and a detached garage with laundry room.

A great view from the kitchen
A stove with a view

The land

The lot is .64 acres in size. A narrow parcel of county land separates the property from the ocean. In addition to soaring Coconut Palms, the landscaping includes rock walls, lush gardens, a small orchard, bananas and an herb and pepper garden.

Pakele Bathroom Tub
The indoor/outdoor bathroom includes an outdoor shower and a great soaking tub.

The location

Pakele Place is a quiet, dead end street with just a handful of homes. Under the radar, but beloved by those who know it. The location also offers incredible convenience. Downtown Wailuku is less than five minutes away. Concerts and performances at the MACC are just a few minutes drive. Sand Piles surf spot is right nearby. Kiting and windsurfing are 11 minutes away at Kanaha Beach Park.

Looking toward the lights on Haleakala at Dawn.
The spa on the lanai with the ocean and Haleakala in the background

The Lifestyle

Smell the salt air and listen to the sound of waves breaking along the shoreline as the sun rises over the ocean. Enjoy a meal with friends and family on the large lanai. Pick fruit in the orchard. Take a nap in a hammock under swaying palm trees. Soak in the hut tub under the stars. This is a property that will bring years of relaxation and enjoyment.

The Details

The list price for the cottage by the sea is $2,300,000. Check out a 3D Tour of the cottage to see more of the interior and to see the floor plan. Check out the listing page for more photos and additional details about the property. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team with questions or to arrange a showing of the property.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Need a Place to Play Pickleball on Maui?

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. The popularity of the sport extends to Maui. A recent Maui News article highlighted the challenges players on island are experiencing finding court space. Are you a pickleball player on Maui feeling deprived of court time? What is we told you that you could play pickleball any time you want?

How you ask? Let me introduce you to North Shore Paradise. Our stunning listing in Haiku comes with its own Pickelball court. That’s right, no signing up for court times. Just pick your paddle and ball, grab a friend and head out to the backyard.

More than Just Pickleball

Your own personal pickleball court on Maui

If you worked up a sweat on the court, you can cool off in the forty foot, saltwater pool with jumping rock, slide and spa.

Want to exercise your mind as well as your body? How about a game of outdoor chess? Set among beautiful landscaping, this is a stunning setting for a battle of wits.

If you haven’t realized it yet, North Shore Paradise has a lot to offer above and beyond your own backyard Pickleball court. This property is all about fun.

A Beautifully Remodeled Home

That said, the four bedroom, three bath home itself is beautiful. The sellers completely renovated the home in 2016. A partial list of remodel improvements include an upgraded the kitchen, a beautiful new 5,500 piece mosaic, revamped fans and lighting, a new roof and all kinds of custom woodwork and built-ins. The sellers also updated two bedroom/one bathroom ohana in 2016.

The property is well located with convenient access to both North Shore and Upcountry Amenities. Haiku Town Center is five minutes away and Makawao is about eight minutes away.

Find out More About this Pickelball Property

This perfect pickleball property is offered for $2,250,000. Take a 3D tour of the home and the cottage. Check out the North Shore Paradise website for more photos and information. Interested in this beautiful home with your personal pickleball court? Contact The Maui Real Estate Team with questions or to arrange a showing.

Published September 29, 2019

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

The Incomparable Haiku Sanctuary

Situated in a quiet, lush valley on Maui’s North Shore, two streams flank this 9.64 acre property The streams merge at the edge of the property before traveling a short distance to the ocean. This place is truly a feast for the senses as the sound of rustling palm fronds accompany the rumble of the ocean and the murmur of streams. There are two separate homes. The Sky House, at the top of the property, provides broad vistas of the Pacific. The Ocean house, located closer to the streams and the ocean, provides more intimate views of ocean and the surrounding tropical landscape. Each home has its own pool. There is a white cedar workshop between the two homes. Add in an orchard and nature trails and this is a place to truly slow down and catch your breath in a fast-paced world.

aerial view of the ocean house at the Haiku Sanctuary
An aerial view of The Ocean House at the Haiku Sanctuary

A Well Loved Property

When the developers of this property first purchased this property, the valley was dense jungle. They slowly began to clear the property keeping a selection of larger common mango trees, and kukui trees. The original owners cleared home sites for the Ocean House and the Sky House. They planted beautiful gardens and an orchard. The owners lovingly constructed the two homes. They hand selected timbers for the homes, laid mosaic tiles for the pools and bathrooms and carved tikis in support posts.

The ocean house of the Haiku Sanctuary with its mosaic tile pool.
The pool area of the Ocean House

The current owner continued the previous owners stewardship of the land. She expanded the orchard area and continues to maintain the grounds organically.

two streams that border the property come together at the edge of the property before finishing their short journey to the ocean.
Looking from the edge of the property, you can see where the merged streams travel the short distance to the ocean.
The orchard area of 707 Puniawa bathed in the glow of the morning light.
A portion of the orchard area bathed in the morning light.

Off The Grid Living

The property is truly off the grid. Photovoltaic Solar Panels power the two homes. A generator provides back up power. Water comes from a well on the property. There are a variety of organically grown fruits on the property including coconuts, avocado, citrus, lilikoi, surinam cherries, bananas, papaya and a whole lot more. There is a small kitchen garden with herbs and greens next to the ocean house. With solar power and all the edibles, you can truly live well with a light footprint.

The  Sky House and its pool area located towards the top of the property.
The ocean house and its pool area.

A Place to Create

With a large artist’s studio/workshop and an abundance of peace and quiet, this is truly a place to think and a place to create. The Haiku Sanctuary is a place to escape distraction and hustle and bustle. This is a place to get back to nature.

The view from the lanai of the Sky House
Views from the lanai of the ocean house.

See more of the property in the video below as our broker Billy takes you on a tour of the Haiku Sanctuary.

This stunning property is co-listed with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. The asking price for the Haiku Sanctuary is $4,800,000. Check out the 707 Puniawa listing page for additional photos. Qualified buyers may Contact The Maui Real Estate Teal with questions or to arrange a showing.

Published September 26th, 2019

Pete Jalbert