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Sugar Cove Building 6, An Unprecedented Beachfront Offering

Sugar Cove Building 6 is an unprecedented beachfront real estate offering on Maui. With only 11 reported sales on the Maui MLS all time, listings at Sugar Cove are rare in their own right. Never before has a whole building in the development been offered for sale. For that matter, we believe this is the first time that a whole condominium building came up for sale on Maui. Add in an exquisite top to bottom remodel, the consolidation of two units in to a single fantastic primary living space, an additional “guest” space and you start to get a sense of how extraordinary this opportunity is for a beachfront luxury home buyer.

Building 6 Overview

  • Two separate living spaces.
  • Eight total bedrooms, seven bathrooms, three half bathrooms.
  • 5,950 square feet of interior living space plus extensive lanai space.
  • Complete renovation including the replacement and upgrade of all structural elements.
  • Six designated parking spaces plus guest parking.
  • 15.6 kw of net metered solar panels.
  • Security alarm systems in both units.
  • Tons of storage for surfboards, SUP boards, windsurf boards and rigged windsurf sails.
Aerial view of Building 6 at Sugar Cove
Sugar Cove Building 6 from Above

Units 6A and 6B

The owners combined Units 6A and 6B to create a single primary living unit consisting of 4 luxurious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms including 2 owner’s suites. In addition, there are 2 half baths; 2 laundry rooms; an oversized kitchen, living and dining area, an office, and a huge utility / storage room that is perfect for storing all of your Maui toys and a little bit of wine as well. There is also a large, insulated attic with additional storage. The 4th bedroom is currently utilized as a home fitness center. There are an additional 1,300 sq ft of decks creating a fantastic indoor/outdoor living space. The kitchen / living / dining room area includes over 70 feet of beachfront windows to take in the stunning views.

The stunning kitchen area of the primary living space
The oversized kitchen area of the primary living space at Sugar Cove.
The ocean views from one of the bedrooms in the primary living suite.
Oh those blues! The ocean shows off some stunning hues from one of the ocean view bedrooms in the primary living suite.
Big ocean views from a primary living space bedroom
Another angle of the ocean views from the primary bedroom
A portion of the living room in the primary living space of Sugar Cove Building 6
A portion of the living room in the primary living space

Unit 6C

To complement the primary space, there is a connected 4 bedroom guest unit. Two of the bedrooms include en suite baths, 2 bedrooms share a bath. There is also half bath downstairs along with a laundry area, a writing / desk space in the living room and complete high-end kitchen.

A portion of the living room in the guest space of Building 6.
A portion of the living room in the guest space of Building 6.
The guest space kitchen
The guest space kitchen in Building 6
One of the two ocean view bedrooms in the guest space of Building 6.
One of the two ocean view bedrooms in the guest space of building 6

About Sugar Cove

Sugar Cove is a boutique 18 unit condo complex located in the heart of Spreckelsville on Maui’s North Shore. The low density, six building complex features spacious lawn areas dotted with soaring Coconut Palms. There is a community club house, a pool and a pickle ball/ tennis court. Gated access offers security. World renowned wind and water sports can be found just offshore. Owners love being able to paddle out or launch from their back yards.

Twilight at Sugar Cove
Building 6 of Sugar Cove at Twilight

Contact The Maui Real Estate Team for Additional Information

The asking price for Sugar Cove Building 6 is $17,000,000. Check out the MLS listing for more pictures. Take a 3D tour for more interior details and a better sense of the floor plan. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team with questions or to arrange a tour. There are too many details and outstanding features to this listing to cover in one blog post. Stay tuned to our blog for more posts on this special listing.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Big Views and Outstanding Construction in Haiku

Views and quality of construction distinguish our office’s new listing in the Aina O Ka Hale Pili subdivision of Haiku. The three bedroom, three and a half bath home includes over 3,400 square feet of interior living space and an oversized three car garage. The home rests on 2.1 gated and fully landscaped acres.

Stunning Vistas and Craftsman Quality

The combination of view and quality craftsmanship are evident the moment you approach the front door. The glass and mahogany door frames the deep blue of the ocean. This is a theme that continues throughout the home. Abundant glass to capture the views, beautiful woodwork and a whole lot of ocean on the horizon framed by tropical landscape. The ocean views are dramatic and dynamic. You can watch waves crash onto the base of the cliffs along Uaoa Bay and the rocky shores of Papa Nui O Kane Island.

Aina O Ka Hale Pili lanai view
Primary bedroom sunset Hale Pili

Renowned local builder John Cahill employed a crew of skilled wood workers when building the home. The floors are custom maple with cherry inlays. The living room and the master bedroom have unique and striking mahogany arches. The kitchen cabinetry is custom mahogany. Big mahogany sliders open to the spacious covered lanai. Ohia support posts frame the lanai and the entry way. This is not a comprehensive list of all of the custom woodwork. There is much more for you to enjoy and discover.

Covered lanai Hale Pili

A Thoughtful Floor Plan

The layout of the home flows well. The living rooms are both quite spacious and well suited for entertaining. The large lanai space off the living area helps the home live larger than its square footage. The orientation of the lanai is ideal for both views and it is out of the brunt of the trade winds.

kitchen Hale Pili

The kitchen offers plenty of cabinet and counter space. The large bar area of the central island accommodates four or more for informal meals. The layout of the kitchen orients both the the sink and the stove towards ocean views taking the burden away from meal prep or dish duty. There is also a built in dining nook right off the kitchen with nice ocean views.

All of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. There are two bedrooms downstairs. The upstairs oversized owner’s suite offers particularly stunning ocean views from the bedroom and the bathroom. There is a large walk in closet. There is even a office/library area just off the bedroom. It’s a great feature to have in today’s work from home world.

office space hale pili

Other Notable Features

The home has an oversized three car garage. There is plenty of room to store all your toys for Maui fun. There is space for surfboards, foil gear, wings, stand up paddle boards, windsurf equipment and kite gear. Ho’okipa Beach Park and Maliko Gulch are less than 15 minutes away.

The home has a grid tied photovoltaic system and a solar hot water heater to keep energy bills down.

Aerial shot Hale Pili

Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to Learn More

The asking price of 25 Hale Pili is $2,425,000. Check out the 3D tour to see more of the home and to get a better sense of the floor plan. You can see more photos and details at the 25 Hale Pili listing page. Qualified buyers may Contact the Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a private tour observing Covid-19 protocols.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Best of Milo Court

It’s always a pleasure to bring a property to market that stands out from the pack. This townhome in Milo Court certainly fits that description. I did the research before I listed the property. I have yet to find another townhome in this development or its sister development Kamani that have the same number of upgrades inside and out. This post walks you through the highlights.

The highly upgraded kitchen area of this Milo Court Condo

Let’s start in the kitchen. The owner replaced the original developer countertops with Soapstone. They replaced the island counter top with an acacia wood slab. A tile back splash helps to make things pop.

The living room of

If you have yet to tour a condo in Milo Court, the photo above shows the open concept living area on the entry level. Upgrades visible in the two photos above include the luxury vinyl plank flooring, a projection TV and a framed screen area. The laundry room is just off the kitchen area. The seller added a motion light which means no fumbling for the light switch when carrying your laundry basket. Not visble in the photos above is the powder room. The seller upgraded this space with an antique vanity with pedestal sink.

The three bedrooms and two bathrooms are downstairs in this floor plan. One thing you notice immediately on the bedroom level is the flooring. The seller went with polished concrete floors that are both attractive and cool under foot.

302 Lau Manamana Master Bedroom

The master suite is quite spacious with room for a California King, a desk and more. There is a walk in closet with plenty of built in shelving for storage. The seller also installed cedar ceilings in the closet.

The seller completely overhauled the master bathroom. The marble countertops on the vanity are striking. There is a walk in shower with pebble flooring, pebble accents and a rain shower head. Built in shelving cap off the master bath upgrades.

upgraded master bathroom shower of this milo-court townhome

While the inside of the home is impressive, the improvements to the outdoor spaces are just as striking. There is a redwood deck off the master suite. Heleconia and Areca Palms add beauty and privacy to the space. Outdoor lighting makes the space come alive at night.

the back lanai is a great space for evening entertainment

There is a spacious, well landscaped side yard. The seller terraced the yard with hand built walls. A striking redwood stair case provide access from street level to the yard area. The photo below shows only a portion of the yard space. A storage shed outside the frame of the photo is included in the sale.

back yard and side yard lit up in the evening

In addition to the upgrades already mentioned, the home has an owned photovoltaic system to help keep utility bills down. There is also a water softener. This isn’t a fully comprehensive list of upgrades. There are other upgrades that you will have to see for yourself.

The list price of this best of show Milo Court Condo is $655,000. Even better than my description, you can take a 3D tour of the townhome. Check out the listing page for 302 Lau Manamana for additional information and photos. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team for a safe showing of the property.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Hana Permaculture Property

Growing your own food. Living sustainably. Reducing your footprint. In today’s world, there are many who find the appeal of all of the above undeniable. With it’s mix of rain and sun and year round growing season, there are few places that compare to Hana if you want to live a sustainable lifestyle. You would be hard pressed to find a better opportunity to get started on your new lifestyle than this property listed for sale in Hana.

Aerial View of a property in Hana with extensive orchard.
Looking over the orchards and out towards the ocean.

A Decade of Hard Work

While Hana is a great place for a sustainable lifestyle and growing your own food. It isn’t always easy to start from scratch. Land needs to be cleared, soil augmented, structures need to be built, energy systems set up and of course orchards need to be planted. There is a lot of trial and error. This 2.78 acre parcel provides an opportunity to reap the literal fruit of the seller’s labors. Over the last decade, the owners thoughtfully and lovingly planted the property with hundreds of fruit trees, flowers and foliage. They used permaculture principles while farming. The farm received organic certification for three years before being discontinued last year due to a lack of need.

Another aerial view showing the green house, barn and other structures at this Hana Permaculture Property
The garage, barn and other structures shown from above.

Plantings on the Property

The property includes hundreds of edibles, timber bamboo and a variety of understory crops and mulching plants.

A partial list of edibles includes:

  • Hundreds of Bananas including Ice Cream, Apple and Williams varieties.
  • Sour Sap
  • Durian
  • 6 Avocado Trees
  • Star Apple
  • Mangosteen
  • Jack fruit
  • Eleven Coconut Plams
  • A variety of citrus including Lime, Grapefruit, Myers Lemon and Oranges
  • 20 Cacao
  • 100’s of Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Taro

There is also a 42′ x 20′ green house for growing vegetables, greens and herbs. There is plenty more space for planting additional fruit trees. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team for the full list of edibles.

Bananas line the driveway
Some of the over 100 plus Banana Trees on the property lining the driveway.
Citrus in the foreground with an apiary in the background
Citrus in the foreground with an apiary in the background.

Structures

There is a barn on the property going through the after the fact permit process. It has a completely separated upstairs area. There is a small garage for a mower and farming tools, a cement compost pad, geodesic dome with covered work space and an ag shed. There are three ideal building sites on the property with ocean, sunrise and moonrise views. Zoning allows for the potential to build a cottage with upto 1,000 square feet of living space. There is a large capacity septic system already installed for a future cottage.

The Barn of the Hana Permaculture Property
The barn of the property with Haleakala in the background.

Utilities

This is the last property in Hana serviced by the Hana Ranch water system. Everything to the North uses catchment or well water. The owners installed underground water throughout the property to water crops and trees as needed. Maui Electric and high speed cable internet are available at the property. The current owners powered the property using a 27 panel outback solar system with an 8 battery power bank.

An Outback Solar System provides power for off the grid living.
An Outback Solar System powers the property with 27 solar panels and an 8 battery power pack.

Find out More about This Hana Permaculture Property

If you are in the market for a permaculture property on Maui, check out this video that the seller’s put together a few years ago about the property. It is a great chance to see more of the beautiful property, the food being grown and the lifestyle offered.

This is unit B of a two unit residential condominium. The asking price for the property is $549,000. Check out the 2575 Hana Highway Unit B listing page for additional photos and details. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing or to ask the listing agent questions about the property.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

39 Acre Ranch in Haiku

Located on the verdant green slopes of Haleakala, this 39 acre ranch in Haiku is a special property. It features a gorgeous cottage and an enormous barn. There are approximately 30 acres of pasture. There is a seasonal stream and even a small Christmas Tree Farm. This property provides options!

Equestrian Property

The property includes six separate pasture areas. Each pasture is watered. It includes a round pen and a tack room. There is plenty of room to add additional horse related infrastructure if you wanted to raise or board your own horses. There is even enough land for a polo field.

Views from the second story deck off the barn of a 39 acre ranch in Haiku
Views from the second story deck of the barn.
Horses in pasture in front of the barn
Horses graze in one of the pastures of the property. The barn is in the background.

Farm

You don’t have to ride a horse to to love the potential of the ranch. This would be an ideal property for other types of farming. The soil is good thanks to its history as pasture land dating back to the mid 1940s. Unlike a lot of land in Haiku, there is no residual plastic residue from cane or pineapple farming. There are citrus trees on the property and plenty of land available to plant additional orchards. There is a dormant Christmas Tree farm, but plenty of inventory available for next year’s holiday season.

Aerial view of a 39 acre ranch in Haiku.
This aerial view of 1949 West Kuiaha shows the barn, round pen and pasture areas.

The Barn

The massive barn offers plenty of room to store farm equipment or horse trailers. It could also be the ultimate home base for the Maui Adventure Seeker. The current owners took advantage of the high ceilings and oversized doors to store an R-44 Helicopter, a 30 foot surf rescue boat, jet skis, big-wave boards, mountain bikes, cars and trucks.

There is a massive grid tied solar system on the roof of barn to help keep down utility costs for the property.

The barn has plenty of room for agricultural equipment or toys.
The barn has plenty of room for agricultural equipment or toys.

There is even potential to convert the barn into the main residence on the property. The high ceilings, design features and big views make the structure well suited to conversion while still still retaining plenty of garage and storage space.

The Cottage

The two bedroom, one and a half bath cottage is picture perfect. Highlights include reclaimed pine flooring, vaulted ceilings, a cupola roof, an outdoor shower and a large covered lanai. The covered lanai helps the home live larger, and it offers a great space to take in the ocean views. The spacious kitchen included concrete counter tops, a farm sink and a beautiful Monkeypod wood bar top. Other nice touches include a claw foot tub in the bathroom.

The cottage on the 39 acre ranch in Haiku
The exterior of the 1,000 square foot cottage.
The kitchen in the cottage at 1949 West Kuiaha Road
The kitchen of the cottage.

Other Options

This is a truly stunning property. Our hope is that someone makes this the farm, ranch of equestrian property of their dreams. That said, the 39 acres are subdividable. There are also three remnant parcels in the title report which could make it easier to develop.

A Cottage Bathroom at 1949 West Kuiaha
A bathroom in the cottage of 1949 West Kuiaha.
Sunset views looking over the pastures of 1949 West Kuiaha Road in Haiku
Sunset Views looking over the pastures of the 39 Acre Ranch in Haiku.

The asking price for the 39 Acre Ranch in Haiku is $3,950,000. Check out the 1949 West Kuiaha listing page for additional photos and details. Take a 3D tour of the cottage to see the floor plan and more details.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Cottage by The Sea

This is the place you think of when you dream of a home in Hawaii. The beautiful Pacific Ocean is a short distance away. Its sights and sounds providing a feast for your senses throughout the day. A lawn dotted with soaring coconut palms casting shadows as they dance in the trade winds. Lush, steep, vibrant green mountains create a stunning backdrop. The home itself is a classic 1943 Plantation Cottage. Meticulously maintained and updated with modern amenities, it makes for a charming and comfortable cottage by the sea.

A stunning little cottage by the sea in the Waiehu area of Wailuku.
The cottage at dawn.
Early morning light on the exterior of this cottage by the sea in Wailuku
The cottage in the early morning light.

The Cottage Details

The two bedroom/one bath cottage offers 846 square feet of living space. It lives larger than its size thanks to an open living and kitchen area, an indoor/outdoor bathroom and an enormous lanai area.

View from the lanai through a grove of a coconut palms and out towards Kahului Bay.
Looking off the lanai towards the sun rising over the ocean through the coconut palms.
The living room of the cottage cast in a soft morning light.
The living room of the cottage

While the home maintains the charm of the era of its construction, modern conveniences abound. The original fir floors are beautiful. The plumbing and electrical are updated. The roof is new. The lanai uses Trex decking well suited to the ocean environment. HardiePlank siding replaced areas where the original wood siding showed signs of rot. New doors and windows open easily to bring in the trade winds. They include a large sliding door that opens up from the living room to the large lanai. When the trades don’t blow, central a/c keeps the home cool. The modern design kitchen features a gas range with a view that makes cooking a pleasure.

The living room and the kitchen
Another shot of the living room with the kitchen in the background.

There is also a deluxe detached storage shed and a detached garage with laundry room.

A great view from the kitchen
A stove with a view

The land

The lot is .64 acres in size. A narrow parcel of county land separates the property from the ocean. In addition to soaring Coconut Palms, the landscaping includes rock walls, lush gardens, a small orchard, bananas and an herb and pepper garden.

Pakele Bathroom Tub
The indoor/outdoor bathroom includes an outdoor shower and a great soaking tub.

The location

Pakele Place is a quiet, dead end street with just a handful of homes. Under the radar, but beloved by those who know it. The location also offers incredible convenience. Downtown Wailuku is less than five minutes away. Concerts and performances at the MACC are just a few minutes drive. Sand Piles surf spot is right nearby. Kiting and windsurfing are 11 minutes away at Kanaha Beach Park.

Looking toward the lights on Haleakala at Dawn.
The spa on the lanai with the ocean and Haleakala in the background

The Lifestyle

Smell the salt air and listen to the sound of waves breaking along the shoreline as the sun rises over the ocean. Enjoy a meal with friends and family on the large lanai. Pick fruit in the orchard. Take a nap in a hammock under swaying palm trees. Soak in the hut tub under the stars. This is a property that will bring years of relaxation and enjoyment.

The Details

The list price for the cottage by the sea is $2,300,000. Check out a 3D Tour of the cottage to see more of the interior and to see the floor plan. Check out the listing page for more photos and additional details about the property. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team with questions or to arrange a showing of the property.

Pete Jalbert