Maui Real Estate Blog

Paia Opportunity

Paia is consistently a tight real estate market with limited inventory and strong demand. That makes our new Paia listing all the more compelling. It is truly a unique property with nothing equivalent on the market in some time. The property consists of just under a half of acre of land with a three bedroom, two bath home and a two bedroom, one bath home. Each structure has its own water meter and its own septic system. The property has already been through the CPR process. The process converted the property into two separate units that may be sold separately. The seller is opting to sell the property as a whole.

Aerial View of the 118 and 120 Ulumau. This shot looks towards Paia town and the ocean with the West Maui Mountains in the distance.
An Aerial View of 118 and 120 Ulumau. The shot looks over the property towards Paia town and the Pacific Ocean.

The Land

The lot in and of itself makes this property particularly compelling. There aren’t a lot of big lots in this small town. The bulk of the larger lots are more expensive oceanfront properties. This is the biggest lot to come on the market on the Mauka side of Hana Highway since 2010. The lot isn’t unique just due to its size. It is also offers a unique setting with a 753 acre agricultural parcel surrounding the property on three sides. Fewer neighbors means more quiet and more privacy. The well landscaped property includes a stately Monkeypod tree and edibles including Papaya, Banana, Mangoes and Coconuts.

This aerial perspective shows how the property is surrounded on three sides by Agricultural land.
This aerial perspective looking up towards Haleakala shows how the property is surrounded on three sides by agricultural land.

The Homes

There are two existing, well maintained homes on the property. The one is a two bedroom, one bathroom home with 1.050 square feet of living space. The other is a three bedroom, two bathroom home with 1,130 square feet of living space and an attached car port. Both homes have some view of the ocean. Building up offers the potential for outstanding ocean views.

The exterior of the two bedroom home.
The exterior of the two bedroom, one bath home.
The interior of the two bedroom home.
The kitchen and living room of the two bedroom home.
The exterior of the three bedroom home.
The exterior of the three bedroom, two bath home.

The Upside

I already mentioned that a second story could really enhance the views of the homes. I also mentioned that the completed CPR process for the property. That process converted each home and a surrounding area of land into separate condo units that may be sold individually. What I haven’t mentioned is that a future owner could add an additional cottage to the property. The property has the zoning, lot size and water available to build a cottage.

The Location

The quiet setting and the surrounding agricultural land make it easy to forget that you are a few minutes walk from Paia. Walk to the post office, restaurants, Mana Foods, shops, and yoga studios in five minutes. Paia Bay Park is about a ten minute walk. This is the type of property where you can leave your car parked in the driveway.

Find out More About 118 and 120 Ulumau

The asking price for this Paia Opportunity is $1,400,000. This property sold in 2019. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team for assistance with other Paia Homes for Sale.

Published May 20, 2019

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Father’s Day at Duke’s Honua Kai

Billy and I were lucky enough to have our parents visiting from the mainland this week. We headed over to Honua Kai in Ka’anapali to have father’s day dinner at Duke’s Restaurant. The meal was outstanding, the company was great and the scenery along Airport beach speaks for itself. Here are a few photos that I snapped post dinner.

The restaurant at Duke’s complements an already impressive list of amenities of at Honua Kai Resort. As posted recently on The Maui Real Estate blog, Honua Kai recently announced major price adjustments on the remaining new developer units. There are one and two bedroom units being offered for as much as 40% below original pricing. This is a great opportunity to buy at the first new whole ownership beachfront development in Ka’anapali for over 25 years. It will likely be the last for some time to come. Contact the Maui Real Estate Team with questions or for to arrange a showing at Honua Kai.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

New Pricing at Honua Kai

This week Honua Kai Resort in Ka’anapali just announced big price adjustments on their remaining inventory of condos for sale. Honua Kai is the first new beachfront fee simple whole ownership development in the Ka’anapali area for over 20 years. Located along North or Airport beach, It was well received by buyers with the initial pre-construction offerings selling out within hours. The high volume of closes at the complex have helped to buoy condo sales figures over the last couple of years. This is a phenomenon that we dubbed the Honua Kai effect. It is easy to see why buyers have gravitated toward Honua Kai. Amenities include three pools, a fitness center, kids camps, concierge services, a well regarded restaurant in Duke’s Maui and a great stretch of beach along the beautiful waters of the Pacific.

A number of the remaining condos for sale are now discounted well below initial developer pricing. One and two bedroom units in the Hokulani tower appear to be some of the better values with pricing as much as 40% below roll out pricing. There are other floor plans where prices are actually a little higher than the original roll out prices. While the developer does not go into the specific reasons behind the adjustments, this appears to be a classic case of supply and demand. Units that have and continue to garner the most interest have been adjusted upwards. Units where sales have lagged have been adjusted down. You can check out the Honua Kai Updated Price List for specific prices and floor plans available. These new developer offerings at Honua Kai are offered through Playground Destination Property, Inc. The Maui Real Estate Team may represent you as buyer’s agents. Contact us for questions about Honua Kai or for assistance with representation. We look forward to being of service.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Wailea Bank Owned Condo Opportunity

I just wanted to write a quick post on a good looking bank owned opportunity that came on the market this morning in Wailea. This 2 bed/ 2 bath second floor condo at Wailea Fairway Villas is being offered for $400,000. It boasts ocean and golf course views and appears to be in pretty good condition. Wailea Fairway Villas has 118 condos spread among 24 two story buildings. The complex has a rec center and a pool area that fronts along the Wailea Blue Course. The complex prohibits vacation rentals. It is an ideal location for those who are looking for a second home or retirement property in Wailea at a lower price point. Wailea Fairway Villas is located at the top of Wailea close to the Hotel Wailea and the award winning Capische Restaurant. You are just up the hill from the famous Wailea Beaches and the Shops at Wailea. This property is listed through ERA Pacific Properties. The Maui Real Estate Team may represent you as buyer’s agents.  You can search the full inventory of Wailea Condos for Sale and Maui Bank Owned Properties on

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Lanai Luxury Real Estate Auction

We wanted to share an interesting luxury opportunity with our faithful blog readers. This opportunity happens to be on the neighboring island of Lanai. If you aren’t familiar with Lanai, it is one of the three inhabited islands that make up the county of Maui. It was at one time a major pineapple plantation for Dole. Since pineapple production shut down, Lanai has shifted its economy towards tourism. The bulk of the tourism is focused on the two Four Seasons Resorts on the island.

The Four Seasons Manele Bay is situated adjacent to the golden sands of Hulopoe Beach and the beautiful waters of the Manele Bay Marine Preserve. The beach is one of the prettiest in Hawaii and the bay is renowned for its frequent visits by Spinner Dolphins. The Jack Nicklaus designed Challenge at Manele Bay is a big draw for golfers. The aptly named course is set along the cliffs above Manele Bay. The cliffs and other natural terrain features require golfers to be at the top of their game.

The Four Seasons Koele Lodge is unique among luxury resorts in Hawaii. This five star resort is set up above Lanai City in the cool Upcountry of Lanai. The resort blends English Countryside Manor, a feel of old Hawaii and Asian Influences into a cozy and luxurious package. Like the Manele Resort, the Koele Lodge also has access to world class golf. The Experience at Koele is a Greg Norman designed course with dramatic views, wooded ravines and numerous water features.

In addition to the hotels, both resorts offer opportunity for residential ownership with condominiums and single family residences available for purchase. Up around Koele, there are single family residences at Puulani Ridge. There are also detached single family condominiums available at the Pines at Koele. The Manele Bay area offers even more options for residential purchases. There are two condominium complexes in the Terraces at Manele and the Palms at Manele. There are three subdivisions with single family homes or lots for single family homes. Palawai Ridge, Pu’upehe Estates and Kaluako’i Estates offer beautiful ocean and golf course views. Access to resort amenities, a beautiful natural environment, peace and quiet and world class golf make for some very desirable luxury properties on the island of Lanai.

That being said, Lanai has not been immune to the real estate downturn. Sales volume has been low over the last couple of years in the Lanai Luxury Real Estate Market. This is why luxury buyers may find opportunity. To help entice buyers, Castle and Cooke will be holding an auction of 14 properties on January 16th. The properties to be auctioned include six units at the Pines at Koele, three lots at Pu’upehe Estates, one unit at the Terraces at Manele and four units at the Palms at Manele. Opening bids for the Pines units start from $435,000. Opening bids for the Pu’upehe Lots start at $550,000. The opening bid for the unit at the Terraces starts at $695,000. Buyers interested in the Palms at Manele will find opening bids start at $845,000. These opening bid prices are all well below previous asking prices. The Maui Real Estate Team may represent interested parties as buyer’s agents. Contact the Maui Real Estate Team for additional details on the properties being auctioned.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Bank Owned Opportunity in Wailea

This Property Sold in 2010

We are continuing to see some good opportunities on REO or bank owned properties on Maui. There was a big price reduction on a bank owned unit at Kanani Wailea today. The new price makes this listing one of the more compelling luxury values on the market. Wailea has seen some of the strongest buyer demand on the island over the last couple of years. This Kanani Wailea condo represents the lowest entry point for a three bedroom home in Wailea. It is priced at less than half of its 2007 purchase price.

I had the opportunity to preview this condo a few weeks back. It is two stories with three beds/ 2.5 baths and a two car garage. The unit is in good condition. The beautiful hardwood floors, granite counter tops and top of the line appliances are all something you would expect in a condo at a higher price point. Kanani Wailea is a gated community with a recreation pavilion that features an infinity edge pool with spa, an athletic center, BBQs and a kitchen. The complex is pet friendly, but prohibits vacation rentals. This is a good community for second home owners who don’t want to rent, retirees or local professionals.  This property is listed through Jim Sanders Realty, Inc for $616,900. The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc may represent you as buyer’s agents. Contact us quickly if you want to take a shot at this Wailea opportunity. At this list price, I can’t see this one being on the market much longer.

Pete Jalbert