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The Incomparable Haiku Sanctuary

Situated in a quiet, lush valley on Maui’s North Shore, two streams flank this 9.64 acre property The streams merge at the edge of the property before traveling a short distance to the ocean. This place is truly a feast for the senses as the sound of rustling palm fronds accompany the rumble of the ocean and the murmur of streams. There are two separate homes. The Sky House, at the top of the property, provides broad vistas of the Pacific. The Ocean house, located closer to the streams and the ocean, provides more intimate views of ocean and the surrounding tropical landscape. Each home has its own pool. There is a white cedar workshop between the two homes. Add in an orchard and nature trails and this is a place to truly slow down and catch your breath in a fast-paced world.

aerial view of the ocean house at the Haiku Sanctuary
An aerial view of The Ocean House at the Haiku Sanctuary

A Well Loved Property

When the developers of this property first purchased this property, the valley was dense jungle. They slowly began to clear the property keeping a selection of larger common mango trees, and kukui trees. The original owners cleared home sites for the Ocean House and the Sky House. They planted beautiful gardens and an orchard. The owners lovingly constructed the two homes. They hand selected timbers for the homes, laid mosaic tiles for the pools and bathrooms and carved tikis in support posts.

The ocean house of the Haiku Sanctuary with its mosaic tile pool.
The pool area of the Ocean House

The current owner continued the previous owners stewardship of the land. She expanded the orchard area and continues to maintain the grounds organically.

two streams that border the property come together at the edge of the property before finishing their short journey to the ocean.
Looking from the edge of the property, you can see where the merged streams travel the short distance to the ocean.
The orchard area of 707 Puniawa bathed in the glow of the morning light.
A portion of the orchard area bathed in the morning light.

Off The Grid Living

The property is truly off the grid. Photovoltaic Solar Panels power the two homes. A generator provides back up power. Water comes from a well on the property. There are a variety of organically grown fruits on the property including coconuts, avocado, citrus, lilikoi, surinam cherries, bananas, papaya and a whole lot more. There is a small kitchen garden with herbs and greens next to the ocean house. With solar power and all the edibles, you can truly live well with a light footprint.

The  Sky House and its pool area located towards the top of the property.
The ocean house and its pool area.

A Place to Create

With a large artist’s studio/workshop and an abundance of peace and quiet, this is truly a place to think and a place to create. The Haiku Sanctuary is a place to escape distraction and hustle and bustle. This is a place to get back to nature.

The view from the lanai of the Sky House
Views from the lanai of the ocean house.

See more of the property in the video below as our broker Billy takes you on a tour of the Haiku Sanctuary.

This stunning property is co-listed with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. The asking price for the Haiku Sanctuary is $4,800,000. Check out the 707 Puniawa listing page for additional photos. Qualified buyers may Contact The Maui Real Estate Teal with questions or to arrange a showing.

Published September 26th, 2019

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Big Price Reduction! Incomparable Olinda Estate

We just had a big price reduction on our Incomparable Olinda Estate listing. This 44 acre plus Upcountry Maui estate property must be seen and experienced to be appreciated. Once you spend some time on the property, your life may very well change. With two homes, a burgeoning native forest that is being subsidized by a conservation grant, a four-lot subdivision nearing completion and gorgeous views to the North Shore and West Maui Mountains, past Kahakuloa to Molokai, opportunities abound. Private retreat. Family estate. Organic farm. The only limitation is your imagination.

The primary residence is a luxurious 2 bedroom 2 bath home with a long list of amenities. Quality details include vaulted ceilings, an enormous lanai that looks towards the North Shore and Molokai, custom kitchen cabinetry, high quality granite kitchen counters, Brazilian Cherry Floors, two spa tubs in the bathrooms and a small photo-voltaic system to subsidize the electric bill.

The 2nd dwelling is an older farm dwelling with some updates, a large 4-car carport and an office. In addition there is a small greenhouse, a water catchment building with two tanks and an auxiliary water catchment tank as well. There have been over 1200 native trees planted on the property including varieties such as Koa, Ohia and Sandalwood. The native trees subject to the NRCS grant can be expanded to over 30 acres of the estate that are protected by a gated deer fence. In addition to natives there is a healthy orchard of Citrus and Lychee as well as a few large Avocado trees on the property. Other features include a sauna, an additional building site and a “time machine” that will bring you back to when you were 8 years old.

This property offers tremendous privacy for those that seek seclusion. However, you are five minutes away from Makawao Town and a short drive to Seabury Hall and Paia. Kahului airport is only thirty minutes away. This listing price for this Upcountry estate has been reduced from $5,000,000 to $4,500,000. Check out the 1050 Piiholo Road, Olinda listing page for more photos and information on the property. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team with questions or to arrange for an exclusive showing.

Pete Jalbert