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

Buy Now, Build More Later at 3515 Lower Kula Road

Just listed in Kula. This half acre property features an existing two bedroom, two bathroom home with a second building site on the property. 3515 Lower Kula Road is a great property for a buyer who wants to build their dream home, yet they want to a place to live while the new home is being designed and constructed.

About the Home

The kitchen of 3515 Lower Kula Road with a Koa wood custom liquor cabinet in the foreground

the living room of 3515 Lower Kula Road

The existing home includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 779 square feet of living space. The owners remodeled the house in both 2006 and 2015. The kitchen features custom maple cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. A teak and Koa custom liquor cabinet is one of many quality built ins found throughout the home. The master bedroom includes custom Shoji screens for the closet and a stunning Koa wood door at the entrance. The bathrooms of the home have beautiful granite counter tops. The second bedroom area and bathroom is on a separate level from the main living space and master bedroom. The flexible floor plan offers some creative options.

The bathroom of lower kula road features custom cabinets, granite counters and an oversized walk in shower.

The bedroom includes custom shoji screens and bifold koa doors

Views from the second level deck at 3515 Lower Kula Road

The building site at 3515 Lower Kula Road

With the existing home at over 700 square feet, there are two building options for potential buyers. As it stands, a second home limited to 700 square feet or less could be built as the accessory dwelling or cottage of the property. The highest and best use for the property would be to work with an architect to downsize the existing structure to 700 square feet or under. That would then allow the new owner to build the main home at the top of the property. This site offers the best views. A single story home would have big views of Ma’alaea Bay and the island of Lanai. A two story home would have sweeping views of both the North Shore and South Maui coastlines, the West Mountains and the Central Valley.

This shot shows the potential bi-coastal views from a second story at the other building site

The Flora of 3515 Lower Kula Road

The other advantage for those that might want to build is the thoughtful and mature landscaping on the property. There are a variety of fruit trees, flowers and bamboo around the property. Edibles include two types of mangoes, two types of Avocado trees, a fig tree, a clementine tree, lilikoi vines and almost 50 olive trees. Clumping bamboo was thoughtfully planted for windbreaks and privacy. Protea, Bouganvillea, Ti Plants and Bromeliads add splashes of color to the landscape.

A protea blooming in the yard at 3515 Lower Kula Road

Typically you don't find Mangoes in Kula. That said the varieties growing in the yard at 3515 Lower Kula are flourishing

The property is located in an ideal Kula location. There is access to Central Maui via both Kula Highway and Pulehu Road. The climate couldn’t be much better with cool nights and sunny days.

3515 Lower Kula Road is offered for $850,000. Check out the Listing page for 3515 Lower Kula Road for additional photos of 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

Maui Real Estate Blog

Contemporary Meets Hawaiian Plantation Style

1809 Haiku Road

We are proud to bring another great new listing to market in Haiku. This home blends the charm of Hawaii Plantation Style with contemporary design elements. The three bedroom, two bath home has 1,622 square feet of living space and 400 feet of lanai space.

1809 Haiku Road Exterior

1809 Haiku Road is just over two years old and lightly lived in during that period. The spacious home is enhanced by a floor plan that leaves nary a bit of wasted space. The home has 9-12 foot ceilings throughout. The living, dining area and kitchen are all completely open. French doors open up to the covered lanai providing for nice indoor/outdoor living spaces.

The open floor plan of the living room and the kitchen of 1809 Haiku Road

White walls, rustic tongue and groove flooring and concrete counter tops give the home a fresh look. Double hung windows keep the home light and bright. The kitchen features a double fridge, Bertazzoni Gas Range and other quality fixtures.

A close up of the kitchen area of 1809 Haiku Road

A close up of the stove at 1809 Haiku Road

The master bedroom is 16 feet by 16 feet. It also includes a large walk in closet and a large en suite master bath. The master bath is well appointed with a soaking tub and a walk in shower.

The spacious master bedroom of 1809 Haiku Road

The Master Bathroom of 1809 Haiku Road

The second and third bedrooms share the second bathroom. The second bath includes a walk in shower and stackable washer and dryer.

The lanai of 1809 Haiku Road

While the home was built with a post and pier foundation, it has been walled in to create a very large storage space. If you need more storage, there is room to build a garage or a car port.

The home is situated on a half acre CPR lot. It is part of a small residential condominium development of well designed and well built homes. The neighborhood is just around the corner from Pauwela Cannery. Ho’okipa Beach Park is ten minutes away, and Paia is less than fifteen minutes from the house.

Interested? Find Out More

1809 Haiku Road is offered for sale for $845,000. Check out the 1809 Haiku Road listing page for additional photos and details. You can also see the floor plan and take a 3D tour of the home. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to ask questions about the property or to arrange a showing.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Old Hawaii Style Home and Cottage in Haiku

Some properties evoke feelings and memories of bygone eras. 1455 West Kuiaha Road in Haiku on Maui’s North Shore is one of those places. This multi-structure property on two well landscaped acres transports you back to Old Hawaii. Gracious living spaces, beautiful outdoor living areas and tropical landscaping help to slow time down on this property.

The house and cottage at 1455 West Kuiaha in Haiku

The house and the garage at 1455 West Kuiaha in Haiku

the living area of the main house of 1455 West Kuiaha

The main home on the property is two bedrooms and one bathrooms. A few notable elements of the property include the following:

  • Vaulted ceilings in the living room
  • Parquet floors in the living room and bedrooms
  • A deep covered lanai
  • An outdoor living room off the detached garage
  • A photovoltaic system that saves energy and keeps down utility bills

The barn of 1455 West Kuiaha in Haiku

The tropical landscaping at 1455 West Kuiaha

The one bedroom ohana has good privacy from the main house and a separate driveway. It also has a large covered lanai that makes for a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy the weather.

This aerial view shows the entire property at 1455 West Kuiaha in Haiku

Hanging out by the fire pit of 1455 West Kuiaha in Haiku

There is an additional permitted storage shed and a permitted barn located on the property. Those structures will surprise with all that they offer for potential buyers.

The landscaping on the property is mature and well established. Plantings were strategically placed to provide privacy between the structures. There are a variety of edibles on the property including breadfruit, citrus, lychee and lilikoi. There are tropical flowers throughout, a grove of betel nut palms and stands of striking golden bamboo. An outdoor fire pit is a nice spot for taking in the tropical scenery and counting stars.

This slice of Old Hawaii is offered for $1,165,000. Check out the 1455 West Kuiaha Road listing page for more photos and details on the property. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a tour of the property or to discuss the property with an agent.

Pete Jalbert