Maui Real Estate Blog

Two Signs of Fall on Maui

It is a sticky rainy day on Maui. Hurricane Ana is passing to the south of the islands. The storm is close enough to bring us grey skies and steady rain, but far enough that there is no accompanying wind. That said, there are few on the island complaining about the weather. The forecast earlier in the week had Ana coming a lot closer and likely bringing some damaging winds. Today’s weather is also a far cry from some of the beautiful fall weather that we have been experiencing. Last week, I saw a couple of signs of fall on Maui that I thought were worth sharing. While we don’t get fall colors and there isn’t a drastic difference in temperature, the signs of fall are clear for those that look.

This first picture captures an image of fall that you might expect to see on the mainland. Then again, I think it is safe to say that this Upcountry Pumpkin Patch has better views than the average mainland pumpkin patch.

The two images above are a distinctly Hawaiian sign of fall. I took these photos at Ho’okipa Beach Park last week during the first High Surf Advisory of the season. Usually during late September or Early October, we see our first big swells of the year on the North Shore of Maui. The national weather service issues a high surf advisory when wave heights of 15 feet or greater are likely. The combination of big swells and steady trade winds brought out windsurfers and kitesurfers to sample nature’s offerings.

Ana is supposed to linger near the Hawaiian islands for a couple of days keeping the chance of rain in the forecast and maintaining humid conditions. By early next week, Ana should clear out and we will have a return to our beautiful fall weather.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Baldwin Avenue in All Its Glory

I live in Makawao and our office is located in Paia. I make the daily commute up and down Baldwin Avenue coming to and from work. On any day of the year, it is a beautiful drive. Going to work, I have beautiful vistas looking out towards The West Maui Mountains, Central Maui, Molokai and the Northern Coastline of Maui. Coming home from the office, I have big views of Haleakala in all her glory. This time of year, the drive becomes particularly beautiful. There are a number of golden and rainbow shower trees planted along the side of the road. They begin to bloom in the middle of their summer and they seem to be about at or near their peak right now. I pulled over on the way to work the other day, and snapped a few pictures of some of my favorite trees along Baldwin.

Maui No Ka Oi Magazine also has an article in their current issue discussing some of the different sites along Baldwin Avenue between Paia and Makawao. Maui No Ka Oi always has great content and this article is no exception.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Photos from Fourth of July Weekend on Maui

I thought it was worth sharing a few photos from The Fourth of July Holiday on Maui. We didn’t make it over to the fireworks in Lahaina, but a couple of members of the team were down at Sugar Cove in the evening for a Fourth of July Picnic. The sunset skies over Maui were more spectacular than anything you might expect with a fireworks display.

Today, I was Upcountry in Makawao town for the Fourth of July parade.

The parade always starts off with Stick Horse races up and down Baldwin Avenue. The parade itself includes a variety of Rodeo participants, classic cars, political candidates, businesses and more.

The Festivities Upcountry continue through tonight and tomorrow with the last two days of the Makawao Rodeo up at Oskie Rice Arena in Olinda.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Gorgeous Summer Weather on Maui

Maui has had a truly spectacular run of weather. Light to moderate trade winds, deep blue skies and puffy white trade clouds have been the norm of late. Here are a few photos from around the North Shore of Maui over the last couple of days for those who are craving a taste of Maui.

This shot was taken from our Haiku Land ready for an estate listing. This land would make for a great place to build your dream home.

This shot was taken from the backyard of our beachfront cottage listing near Paia. It is a great view over Mama’s Beach and towards Hookipa Beach Park. The winter waves have been replaced by much calmer summer conditions.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Mishka at The Mea Makamae Ranch

We hosted a great event up at the Mea Makamae Ranch in Haiku on Thursday night. Renowned reggae singer Mishka played on the lanai of the ranch for a variety of friends and real estate brokers. Here are some photos and a video from the evening.

This was a special evening at a truly magical property. The 39 acre Mea Makamae Ranch is offered for $6,900,000. Check out the Ranch’s listing page for additional photos and details. You can also see our Mea Makamae Video to get a better sense of all that the property has to offer. Prequalified buyers may also contact the Maui Real Estate Team to arrange an exclusive preview of the property.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Beautiful March Weather

We have had a couple of gorgeous days along the North Shore of Maui to start this week. Here is a photo I took from the Baby Beach area of Spreckelsville looking towards the West Maui Mountains.

It is hard to beat the beaches and waters of Spreckelsville on a calm day in March. You can see all of the current Spreckelsville Real Estate Listings on MauiRealEstate.com.

Pete Jalbert