Maui Real Estate Blog

Beautiful Estate in Maunaolu Plantation

Our office just brought a great new listing to market in Maunaolu Plantation. This 2.44 acre estate property features a home, pool and a separate cottage in a fantastic Upcountry location.

Aerial view of an estate in Maunaolu Plantation.

The Main House at 193 Ohaoha

The custom built three bedroom, three and a half bathroom main home features 4,200 square feet under roof. There are a choice of two potential master suites with one on the ground floor and one on the second story. The living room features barreled ceilings and a beautiful stone fireplace. The kitchen includes custom cabinetry, granite counters and Viking and Bosch appliances. There is a media room, office, laundry room and utility storage. Central a/c keeps the home cool on the warmest days. A home security system provides additional peace of mind. A three car garage has plenty of space for all of your beach toys or gardening equipment.

Barrel ceilings and a stone fireplace in the living room of 193 Ohaoha.
The living room with the kitchen in the background at 193 Ohaoha.
The kitchen of 193 Ohaoha.
The tub of the downstairs master bathroom at 193 Ohaoha.

The home has a massive net metered solar photovoltaic system with 74 panels. It also includes a 24 kilowat backup generator.

Outdoor Living at 193 Ohaoha

The pool area is a fantastic entertainment space. The pool has a beach entry, spa and waterfall feature. Propane powered tiki torches decorate the pool area. They help to ensure that the fun continues as day slips into night. Propane also powers a pool side barbecue.

The pool of 193 Ohaoha with the West Maui mountains in the background.

The Ohana at 193 Ohaoha

The home’s two bedroom, two bath cottage offers 1,000 square feet of living space and a six hundred square foot garage. The cottage is completely private from the main house with its own separate gated entrance. Quality features include a presidential roof, large stone tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms and poured concrete counters in the kitchen and the master bathroom.

About Maunaolu Plantation

Maunaolu Plantation is a gated community with two to three acre lots. Ideally situated between Makawao and Paia towns, this area of the island is known as Sunnyside. The climate strikes a good balance between warm days and cool evenings. There is enough rainfall to keep things lush throughout the year, but plenty of sun too. It is less than ten minutes to Ho’okipa Beach Park. There are a number of quality schools located nearby.

Find out More About this Maunaolu Plantation Estate

This property is offered for $2,298,000. Check out the 193 Ohaoha Listing page for additional photos and details. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to discuss the property or to arrange an exclusive preview.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Spreckelsville February 2019 Real Estate Market Update

We are right around the halfway point of peak real estate season on Maui. I thought it was worth checking in on some of the different real estate markets on island. The first on the list is the North Shore neighborhood of Spreckelsville. “Sprecks” is the home of our broker and one of our agents. While it is a small market, it sees strong demand.

The Appeal of Spreckelsville

The appeal of Spreckelsville stems from its lifestyle. The beach and the ocean play a significant component of the lifestyle whether it is taking morning and evening walks on Baldwin Beach or riding big waves on the outer reefs. Golf is a part of some residents lifestyle with the Maui Country Club offering a nine hole golf course, tennis courts, a pool and social events. It is a neighborhood where neighbors wave to each other as they walk the streets.

Recent Market Activity in Sprecks

This post looks at market activity in Spreckelsville during the last six months of 2018 and the year to date for 2019. The map below shows the current inventory of properties for sale and any homes that sold over that period. You can click on the pins on the map for additional details on the properties.

There have been only two sales in Spreckelsville since July 1, 2018. Both of those sales came during the second half of 2018. A few notes on the recent activity.

  • Both sales occurred in the Sprecks V subdivision.
  • The two sales during the second half of the year were the only Sprecks sales for the entire 2018 calendar year. That is also the slowest overall year of sales since 2010.
  • This is the first year since 2010 that there have been no sales of off market homes.

Thoughts on Recent Activity

The bulleted points above illustrate the limited sales activity we have seen over the last 12 months. The last time sales numbers were this low, we were smack dab in the middle of the downturn. That said, the underlying markets in 2010 and 2018 are quite different. While the lack of activity in 2010 was a reflection of buyer demand, I would say 2018 and 2019 are driven by relative scarcity. All the homes in Sprecklesville below $2,000,000 have sold. The remaining inventory of homes for sale is listed substantially higher price points. The days on market for these properties falls within the norms of what we would typically see for multi million dollar properties. The two lots that are on the market are both being resold at list prices substantially higher than their previous sales.

While unlisted properties were a significant driver for sales activity between 2011 and 2017, there were no sales of off market properties during 2018. It may well be that buyers have flushed out most of the potential sellers. This is another way that scarcity has increased sales activity.

The Spreckelsville Outlook for the rest of 2019

Predicting the market in today’s day and age is increasingly challenging. Assuming that overall economic conditions remain somewhat constant, I would anticipate that 2019 will look pretty similar to 2018. I see demand for Sprecks to continue, but inventory is likely to remain the most limiting factor.

An Aerial View of Paani Point in Spreckelsville showing the property and Sugar Cove
An Aerial Shot of Pa’ani Point in Spreckelsville. This one acre oceanfront compound includes a primary residence and three cottages.

Contact The Maui Real Estate Team if you are interested in learning more about Spreckelsville and the Sprecks real estate market. You can search the current inventory of Spreckeslville Real Estate listings on MauiRealEstate.com.

Pete Jalbert

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