Maui Real Estate Blog

Manawai Gardens

For those that truly appreciate tropical flora, this new listing in Haiku will resonate with you. This gated and fully fenced two acre property includes an extremely well built and designed cottage of 996 square feet. However, it is the landscaping that truly elevates this home to a truly extraordinary property. The owners of the home have been painstakingly developing the gardens over the last eight years. The end result is Manawai Gardens, a home surrounded by a true botanical wonderland.

A low angle aerial perspective of the existing home at Manawai Gardens with some of the outstanding palm specimens in the foreground.

The Home at Manawai Gardens

The custom open beam cottage includes one bedroom and one and a half baths. In addition to the 996 square feet of living space, there is a large covered lanai that makes the home live larger. There is also a huge storage area and a two car garage.

Built less than 20 years ago, the owners remodeled the home in 2011. Building materials in both the original construction and the remodel were selected with ease of maintenance, durability and luxury in mind. Some of the quality materials used include Merbau Flooring, Granite counters and custom Koa and Mango Wood Accents. Split system air conditioning adds an extra element of comfort on particularly warm days.

The living room in the home at Manawai Gardens.
The kitchen in the home at Manawai Gardens

Outdoor Living Spaces at Manawai Gardens

The sellers spend a good deal of their time on the covered lanai of the home. It is an extension of the living space that allows the home to live larger than its interior square footage. It is a great spot to enjoy the vistas of the gardens, feel the cooling tradewinds or escape a passing trade shower.

The covered Lanai at Manawai Gardens

The lanai overlooks a large patio area that includes a spa, an outdoor shower and a barbecue area. The patio is another space that invites you outside to enjoy the surrounding gardens.

The Flora of Manawai Gardens

The sellers of this property began their transformation of the landscaping around the property eight years ago. They were dilligent in their search for the best botanicals. They chose plantings for fragrance, rarity and health. The owners invested similar effort in identifying the location for each planting. The placement process took into account view planes, the health of the plant and both aromatic and visual considerations.

A bee pollinating a rare variety of hibiscus at Manawai Gardens.
A jade vine at Manawai Gardens

In addition to the flowers and hardwoods, there is a citrus orchard above the cottage and plenty of space for a vegetable and herb garden.

A bird's eye view of Manawai Gardens

The Future Potential of Manawai Gardens

The zoning for the property is agricultural. That means there is potential to add another residence to the property. There is an ideal oceanview building site towards the top of the lot. Even with a new home, there is still room to expand upon the existing gardens.

Find Out More About Manawai Gardens

This property is offered for $1,275,000. Take a 3D Tour of the property to see more of the interior and to get a better sense of the floor plan. Check out more photos and details on the 237 Manawai Place Listing Page. Contact the Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing or to discuss the property with an agent.

Pete Jalbert

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

Historic Home in Haiku

The Maui Real Estate Team just listed one of Maui’s oldest standing homes . Originally built in the 1870s, the original owner of the five bedroom, five bathroom home was a doctor for the Plantation. The home’s various owners restored and updated the structure throughout the years. It is extremely rare to see homes on Maui from this era still standing let alone offered for sale.

The exterior of 555 Haiku Road, a historic Plantation Home built in the 1870s.

The Living Space of 555 Haiku Road

The home is entered via a spacious covered lanai. This is a beautiful perch to take in the property’s impressive grounds and enjoy the trade winds. From the lanai, you enter a large living area. The home’s high ceilings give the home a sense of grace spaciousness. A living room off the entry includes wall to ceiling glass windows and sliders that open to a large deck.

The porch of 555 Haiku Road
Living Room of 555 Haiku Road

The kitchen of the home is well suited to hosting gatherings of friends and family with a large range and an oversized sink well suited to entertaining larger groups.

The stove in the kitchen of 555 Haiku Road.

The five bedrooms in the home each have their own character. All five bedrooms also include ensuite bathrooms.

A bedroom at 555 Haiku Road
One of the Bedrooms in this historic home at 555 Haiku Road

The home has many features and small details that you won’t find in new construction. Crystal door knobs, a clawfoot tub in one of the bathrooms, built-ins galore and custom woodwork that frames doorways are all quality touches.

A crystal door knob at 555 Haiku Road

The Grounds of 555 Haiku Road.

The Old Hawaii Style evident in the house is just as apparent as you stroll the grounds of this 1.2 acre property. A majestic mango tree, towering royal palms, numerous fruit trees and a small fish pond highlight the landscape. A barbecue gazebo is another good spot to enjoy the beautiful grounds.

Towering Royal Palms on the grounds of 555 Haiku Road

This home is currently a very active bed and breakfast. In Maui County, Bed and Breakfasts licenses are not transferable. That said, it is possible for a future owner to apply for a new Bed and Breakfast license. Buyers interested in operating a bed and breakfast should do their due diligence with the county planning department.

The Location

555 Haiku Road is located within walking distance of the Haiku Town Center. There you will find popular local restaurants like Nuka and Colleens. There is also a yoga studio, fitness center, a small grocery store and other amenities. The property is less than ten minutes to Ho’okipa Beach Park. Paia town is about twelve minutes from the front door.

Find out More About this Historic Haiku Home

This historic Haiku Home is listed for $1,295,000. Check out the 555 Haiku Road listing page for additional photos of the property. Take a 3D tour of the home to get a better sense of the floor plan. Contact the Maui Real Estate Team if you have questions or to arrange a showing of the property.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Big Views in Maluhia Country Ranches

Our office just listed 5.68 acres in the Maluhia Country Ranches subdivision. If you are in the market for views and acreage, this lot provides some of the best bang for the buck on the island. Enjoy sweeping ocean views, sunrise views and stunning Haleakala Views from the lot. The lot slopes moderately from top to bottom with a number of potential building sites with stunning ocean views. A seasonal waterfall and stream runs through the property.

Haleakala and Ocean Views from near the top of a lot for sale in Maluhia Country Ranches

Big Ocean Views from Maluhia Country Ranches

Maluhia Country Ranches is a gated subdivision with underground electric and telephone. Zoning in the neighborhood is agricultural. That zoning allows for a cottage in addition to a main residence with an implemented farm plan. The neighborhood offers a sense of seclusion, yet it is just 20 minutes from shopping and restaurants in Central Maui.

View from near the top of a lot listed for sale in Maluhia Country Ranches

approximate property boundaries for a lot listed for sale in Maluhia Country Rances

The lot is offered for sale for $495,000. Check out the 63 Lahaole Place listing page for additional photos and details on the property. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team with questions or to arrange a showing of the property.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Big Lot in Baldwin Ranch Estates

Our office has another listing in the Baldwin Ranch Estates subdivision. This is a big lot with almost 17 acres of land. There are numerous potential building sites on this agriculturally zoned lot. The lot has big views of the North Shore coastline, West Maui mountains and Haleakala.

A faint rainbow only adds to the stunning view of Maui's North Shore Coastline from Baldwin Ranch Estates

A big double rainbow over a big lot in Baldwin Ranch Estates

This lot has four water meters, two potable and two for agriculture. It is part of the neighborhood’d private water system which uses a high capacity well and a state of the art filtration system.

Baldwin Ranch Estates is the newest subdivision in the Sunnyside area of Maui’s Upcountry. It is ideally located between Paia and Makawao. Whether you head up the hill or down the hill, you will find good dining and shopping options. There are a number of great schooling options within 10 minutes of the neighborhood. Baldwin Beach Park is ten minutes from the lot. Baldwin Ranch Estates has walking trails through the neighborhood if you want to get out and stretch your legs without venturing too far from.

A rainbow over a Baldwin Ranch Estates Loth

Looking up towards Haleakala from Baldwin Ranch Estates

This lot is offered for $1,095,000. Check out the 2450 Baldwin Avenue listing page for more photos and details. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing or if you have any questions on this Big Lot in Baldwin Ranch Estates.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Beautiful Lot in Baldwin Ranch Estates

Lot 14 in Baldwin Ranch Estates

Baldwin Ranch Estates is the newest neighborhood in the Sunnyside area of Maui’s Upcountry. Sunnyside has long been revered by Kama’aina as a premier location due to weather and convenience. This new neighborhood has seen strong demand with the initial developer offerings in the neighborhood selling quickly. If you missed out the first time it was on the market, now is your chance to buy in Baldwin Ranch Estates.

Big North Shore Views from Lot 14 of Baldwin Ranch Estates

Panoramic Views of Lot 14 in Baldwin Ranch Estates

Lot 14 is located at the top of the 16 lot subdivision. The lot’s amphitheater like shape provides big views of the West Maui Mountains and the North Shore coastline. Wave sport aficionados can check the surf between Paia and Kahului Harbor. The West Maui Mountain views stretch from Kahakuloa all the way towards Ma’alaea Bay. The view up the mountain at Haleakala isn’t too shabby either. The lot is well oriented with respect to the trade winds.

View from Baldwin Ranch Estates Lot looking towards Ma'alaea Bay, The West Maui Mountains and the North Shore Coastline

Haleakala Views over a lot listed for sale in Baldwin Ranch Estates

About Baldwin Ranch Estates

The lots in Baldwin Ranch Estates are zoned agricultural. The neighborhood’s developers created a private water system with an advanced filtration system. Lot 14 includes two potable water meters and two agricultural water meters. The water makes the lot well suited for a two lot CPR.

As we already mentioned, the location of Baldwin Ranch Estates is highly desirable. Lot 14 is five minutes from downtown Makawao, seven minutes from Paia and ten minutes from North Shore Beaches. Renowned Maui Restaurant, the Hali’imaile General store is just two minutes down the road. The elevation makes for cooler days and nights than the coastline. This little climate zone is not too wet, but not too dry either. While you are convenient to it all, a future homeowner here may find themselves hanging around the neighborhood taking advantage of the community’s three mile walking trail.

Find out More

This lot is offered for $995,000. Check out the 1581 Hali’imaile Road listing page for additional photos of the property. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing or if you have questions about the property.

Pete Jalbert