Maui Real Estate Blog

Pa’ani Point and the Spreckelsville Lifestyle

Makena, Keawakapu Beach and Spreckelsville. What do these three areas of Maui have in common? They are the location of the last five homes to sell on the island for over $15,000,000. All three offer areas of spectacular beach or oceanfront. Makena and Keawakapu Beach are located in South Maui. They also happen to have more second home owners. This is where Spreckelsville is a little different.

Spreckelsville is located on the North Shore between Paia and the Kahului airport. It is an old Kama’aina neighborhood with a significantly higher number of year round residents. Spreckelsville is also the location of our new listing at Pa’ani Point. What is it about Spreckelsville that draws ultra high end buyers away from the gold coasts of South Maui to the North Shore?

If you are willing to pay eight figures for a home, chances are you buying the property for more than just the structures on the land or even the land itself. You are buying it for a lifestyle. That is something that Spreckelsville offers in spades.

Ocean Sports Mecca

The ocean just offshore from this waterfront neighborhood offer a plethora of wind and wave sport options. The area first gained renown for its windsurfing back in the eighties. Now you will see residents and visitors surfing, kiteboarding, SUPing, body boarding and foiling. If you don’t want to take my word for it? Check out this video featuring Kai Lenny.

Kai, the son of MRET agent Martin Lenny, has won multiple world titles in Stand Up Paddle racing and surfing, came in second on the WCT big wave world tour and has competed professionally as a windsurfer and kiteboarder. He grew up in the neighborhood and cites the location as a key reason for his love of and proficiency in the water.

Kai Lenny paddling his SUP in front of Pa'ani Point in Spreckelsville
Kai Lenny gets in some SUP training right in front of Pa’ani Point

You don’t have to be a big wave surfer to appreciate the ocean in Sprecks. Summer months offer small surf. Even during the winter, there are a number of protected spots where the waves don’t get bigger than head high. If you love to swim, nature offers a fantastic lap pool between the sand and the reef at Baby beach. Quite a few neighborhood kids get their first taste of the ocean in the aptly name Baby Beach. Baldwin Beach offers an excellent spot for morning and evening beach strolls, hunts for sea glass and shells or watching a green sea turtle clamber on to the sand for a nap. Living the Spreckelsville lifestyle means enjoying the neighborhood’s ocean and beach access no matter how you do it.

You Don’t Have to be a Water Person to Love Sprecks

Spreckelsville is a neighborhood where you will see families walking, riding their bikes or their golf cart around the neighborhood. There are a lot of smiles and friendly waves as people cruise around the area. There is a bike path that leads from the neighborhood to Kanaha Beach Park and Kahului. The Maui Country Club is located in Spreckelsville. They have a nine hole golf course and offer a lot of social events for members. The Spreckelsville lifestyle might include a day of surf and turf. Hitting the beach in the morning and playing a round of golf in the afternoon.

Spreckelsville has enough to offer residents that you may not want to leave the neighborhood all that often. If you do want to venture out, there is a lot to explore nearby. Paia town is within biking distance. The town is an eclectic mix of Old Hawaii Plantation and Bohemian Surfer village. Paia has good restaurants, shops and yoga studios. Ho’okipa Beach Park is located about a mile and a half past downtown Paia. It is still considered one of the proving grounds for windsurfing. It is also popular for SUP and surfing. Mama’s Fish House is located between Ho’okipa and Paia. This world renowned restaurant is still arguably the best place to eat on island and undoubtedly the best atmosphere.

If you head west from Spreckelsville, you are five minutes from Kahului. There you will find all of the island’s conveniences including big box stores like Costco, Target, Home Depot and Lowe’s. The Maui Arts and Cultural Center hosts gallery openings, world renowned musicians, theater, dance and more.

Living in Sprecks

When you read all of the attributes above, you can begin to understand why Spreckelsville is such a great place to live. Words don’t always capture the true experience. They can’t quite convey the feeling of walking out your back door with a surfboard under your arm to catch a wave at first light. Words don’t express the joy you experience from seeing the smile on your child’s face as you watch her play in the sand. They simply can’t recreate the multi-sensory experience of watching the sky change from day to night with a soundtrack of surf breaking mixed with the laughter of family and friends.

An Aerial View of Paani Point in Spreckelsville showing the property and Sugar Cove

Pa’ani Point offers a rare opportunity to own one of the true legacy properties in Spreckelsville. With a home and three cottages, there is plenty of room for friends and family to experience the Spreckelsville lifestyle with you. Check out the Pa’ani Point listing page for more photos and details of this oceanfront compound. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team if you have questions on Pa’ani Point or Spreckelsville. Our broker Billy and agent Martin both call the neighborhood home. I lived in Sprecks myself for almost five years. If Pa’ani Point isn’t quite in your budget, you can find all of the other Spreckelsville Real Estate Listings on MauiRealEstate.com.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

The Ultimate Maui Oceanfront Compound

The Maui Real Estate Team is proud to bring the Ultimate Maui Oceanfront Compound to market. The property is located in the heart of Spreckelsville just one property down from the beach access to Sugar Cove. Also known as Pa’ani Point, this gated estate consists of an acre of oceanfront land. With a main home and three cottages, the property provides a great space for hosting family and friends. People from all over the world come to the North Shore of Maui for its ocean sports. The ultimate Maui oceanfront compound has it all just offshore from the back yard. You can walk down the steps of the permitted sea wall to access surfing, windsurfing, foiling or stand up paddling. Kiteboarding is just a short distance away on Baldwin Beach.

An Aerial View of Paani Point in Spreckelsville showing the property and Sugar Cove

The Sunset House


The main residence of the Maui Ultimate Oceanfront Compound is known as the Sunset House. It was originally built in 1926 with extensive remodels in 2002 and 2013. It has three bedrooms, a study and four bathrooms. The downstairs of the house is a finished basement with media room, office and the study currently used as a fourth bedroom. The total square footage for the house comes in at approximately 3,200 square feet. The long list of amenities includes a central a/c upstairs and split system a/c units downstairs, a recently remodeled kitchen with with shaker cabinets and Eco by Constantino countertops, a sunroom with stunning ocean views and an oversized outdoor lanai with custom pavers, dining table and hot tub. Want to see more? Take a 3D Tour of The Sunset House to see the interior and to get a better sense of the floor plan.

The kitchen of the Sunset House at Paani Point

Views from the Sun room of the Sunset House at Paani Point

The Sunset House at Paani Point, the Ultimate Maui Oceanfront Compound, in Sprecklesville Maui

The Tree House

The Tree house is a two bedroom, one bath cottage with roughly 690 square feet of living space. The two story cottage has a massive lanai that is a great vantage point for watching the surf or the sunset. There is a studio/office with a full bath downstairs. This cottage has a substantial storage area, a workshop and lots of room for all of your ocean toys. There is bamboo flooring in the living and bedrooms with tile floors in the bathrooms. There is a two zone split system a/c unit that keeps the house cool on warm days. Take a 3D Tour of the Tree House to see the interior and the floor plan for this home.

The view from the back deck of the Tree House at Paani Point

The Palm Cottage

The Palm Cottage has one bedroom, one bathroom and a total of approximately 512 square feet of living space. The home has a single zone split a/c. There is a beautiful ocean view from the walk in shower. See the floor plan and the the interior of the Palm Cottage by taking a 3D Tour.

The Palm Cottage at Paani Point

The Honeymooner

The Honeymooner lives up to its name. The studio unit with kitchenette is perched closest to the ocean of all of the structures on the property. The outside lanai is a great spot for taking in the surf, sunset or the reflection of the moonlight on the waves. A massive bay window gives great ocean views from inside the home. Take the Honeymooner 3D Tour to see more of this romantic oceanside cottage.

The Back Deck of the Honeymooner Cottage at the Ultimate Oceanfront Compound in Maui

Other Features of the Ultimate Maui Oceanfront Compound

  • The property has over 300 feet of ocean frontage protected by the aforementioned legal sea wall.
  • A free standing laundry building
  • The owners installed 18.3 Kilowatts of grid connected, net metered solar power. There is an EV charger that ensure your highway miles can be powered by the sun.
  • Irrigation of the tropical landscaping is supported by a well.
  • All Structures feature extended lifespan Presidential Roofing.
  • The Hot Tub on the back lanai of the Sunset House at the Ultimate Maui Oceanfront Compound in Spreckelsville Maui

    The Ultimate Maui Oceanfront Compound is offered for sale for $14,000,000. You can see more photos and details for the property at the Pa’ani Point listing page. Qualified buyers may contact the Maui Real Estate Team to discuss the property or to arrange an exclusive preview. Stay tuned to this blog for more content on this property. This post just scratches the surface of the many attributes of this oceanfront estate.

    Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Mea Makamae Ranch Featured on MauiNow

The video crew for MauiNow recently headed up to the Mea Makamae Ranch in Haiku. Our broker Billy gave them a tour of the property. You can see the video from their time at the ranch below.

This 39 acre estate property is well suited to a broad cross section of buyers. Are you looking for an equestrian property? The ranch is fully fenced with seven watered paddocks, a round pen and a tack room. There is even enough space that someone could add a polo field. Looking for an agricultural property? There is already a Christmas tree farm and a variety of citrus trees. The property doesn’t appear to have been farmed for pineapple or sugar so it is free of plastics and pesticide residues. Are you a gear head? The 2,100 square foot garage is big enough that it has stored a boat and a helicopter. There should be plenty of room for all of your toys.

 

Do you have a big family or lots of friends? The home has four bedrooms and it was designed so that additional bedrooms could be added easily. There is also a two bedroom, two bath ohana. Looking for privacy? The 39 acres gives you plenty of space and there are no homes other than the ohana visible from the main house. Looking for convenience? The property is ten minutes from Makawao, fifteen minutes from Ho’okipa, twenty minutes from Paia and thirty-five minutes from the airport. Looking for nearby schooling options? The Ranch is fifteen minutes or less from Seabury Hall, Carden Academy, Montessori, The Roots School, Haiku Elementary, King Kekaulike High School and Kalama Intermediate School.

If you are luxury home buyer looking on Maui, do yourself a favor and put the Mea Makamae Ranch on your list of properties to see. This legacy property is offered for $4,950,000. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team for additional showing or to arrange an exclusive preview.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Spreckelsville Golf Course Home

Recently listed! This executive home is located in the highly desirable Spreckelsville Neighborhood on Maui’s North Shore. The large five bedroom, four and a half bath home has 4,536 square feet of living space including an attached mother in law quarters. The home is distinguished by its quality construction, materials and finishing. Flooring includes both solid oak and travertine. The kitchen design is superb. Materials and appliances include Snaidero cabinetry, Granite Counters, Subzero, Bosch and Thermador. The snaidero cabinets and granite are also used in bathrooms around the home. Other amenities include a net metered photovoltaic system that helps the environment and keeps utility bills low.

The home is situated right on the Fourth fairway of the Maui Country Club golf course. The sun room off the back of the home is a great spot for taking in the golf course views. There is also a courtyard area in the front of the home with lava rock pavers and beautiful landscaping. It is a great place to take in the Spreckelsville sunshine and trade winds.

This home is located within walking distance of Baby Beach, Sugar Cove and the Maui Country Club. These neighborhood amenities have made Spreckelsville a prized neighborhood to both residents and second home owners. It is also a short drive to the shops and restaurants of Paia, and it is located within ten minutes of a variety of stores and other conveniences throughout Central Maui.

This home is offered for $2,995,000. You can check out the 2409 Waipua listing page for additional photos and details. You can take a 3d tour of the property to appreciate its floor plan and finishes. Contact the Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing of the property or to discuss it with an agent.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Better than Beachfront?

Is 101C Kuau Beach Place better than a beachfront home?

You be the judge.

Similar to a beachfront property:
101C Kuau Beach Place has a beautiful unobstructed view.
101C Kuau Beach Place has easy beach access.
101C Kuau Beach Place is on over 1/2 acre of land.

Better than a beachfront property:
101C Kuau Beach Place has privacy!
101C Kuau Beach Place has multiple producing fruit trees.
101C Kuau Beach Place has less wear and tear from wind and salt.
101C Kuau Beach Place has no erosion.

You might also like the solar PV system that reduces the electric bills; the open living area and the short walk to Paia…

But best of all…it is half the price (or less) of comparable beachfront homes!
Now offered at a better price of $2,200,000

Better than beachfront? Come take a look and you be the judge…Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing. Check out the 101C Kuau Beach Place listing page for additional photos and details. If you are off island, take a 3d tour of the house for the next best thing to being at the property.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

3035 Baldwin Avenue Details

“The details are not the details. They make the design.”-Charles Eames

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to look at a lot of properties throughout all corners of Maui. I have seen a number of beautiful homes. Some are distinguished for their views, some for their architecture, some for their setting and some for all of the above. 3035 Baldwin Avenue in Makawao is one that fits the all of the above category. That said, today I wanted to hone in on the details of the property. 3035 Baldwin is the type of home where you notice something new each time you visit. The photos below capture some of the details that you might miss on a quick visit.


The stainless steel circles in this railing are ubiquitous throughout the property. You see them at the front gate, you see them used for railings. They are used in the kitchen and bathrooms. The amazing thing is that the owner individually welded all of the circles together. There are over 2,000 on the property.


3035 Baldwin was part of the old Kaluanui Estate. An old cistern next to the main house was converted to a firepit. A great place to watch the sunset as day turns to night in Upcountry Maui and stars begin to blanket the skies.


Circles are a feature seen throughout the design of the house. This portal window reflects a trellis outside the master bedroom. The siding is also noteworthy. Rather than just using linear shakes on the exterior. The shakes are in a wave like pattern.


The circle theme carried over into this blue door down by the garage.


A sculpture outside the main home.

Jalousie or louvre windows are popular in tropical architecture. They can let in breezes while keeping out moisture. This home has oversized jalousies. The owner designed and built the mechanics to open and close these large jalousies. The end result is beautiful, durable and very functional.


The Japanese soaking tub outside the master suite uses as bamboo spigot that is turned on and off by a faucet made from a stack of river rocks.

These are just some of the eye catching design features around the home. Check out the youtube video below to see more details of the property.

This property is offered for $6,900,000. For a big picture view of the property, check out the Maui Haven Website. Qualified buyers may contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange an exclusive preview.

Pete Jalbert