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

Maui Real Estate Blog

Charming Beachfront Cottage in the Paia Area

Whoever said bigger is better, has yet to step foot in our charming beachfront, Hawaiian Plantation style home that we just listed in Kuau. This two bedroom/one bath cottage exudes charm and offers an ideal setting. You have back yard access to all of the Maui North Shore ocean sports. The windsurfing and surfing are great off of Kuau Point. You don’t need to rely on the notoriously fickle Hookipa Cam to check the surf at Ho’okipa Beach Park. Just look upwind from your back yard to get a gauge on the wind and the waves. Ho’okipa’s multitude of breaks attracts surfers, kiters and windsurfers from all over the globe. If you like to SUP, you can wave to friends and family sitting on the back porch as you paddle downwind on the world renowned Maliko run. If you prefer tamer pursuits in the ocean, the sands of Mama’s Beach are perfect for lounging and a reef keeps the waters right off the beach protected from the waves. It is a perfect place to cool off from the mid day sun.

The Kuau Point location is less than a mile from downtown Paia. There you will find charming shops, restaurants, galleries, yoga studios and the best little natural food store on the planet. Costco, The Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului Aiport, Movie Theaters and UH Maui College are about 15 minutes away in Central Maui. Last but not least, one of the island’s best and most renowned restaurants is just a few doors down from the home. You are about a two minute walk from Mama’s Fish House and its Mai Tais, delectable Ceviche and melt in your mouth Sashimi.

If you have a bigger family or you expect lots of house guests, this property does give you the option to grow. The lot is over 13,000 square feet with the room and the zoning to build an additional structure.

This beachfront opportunity is offered via the Maui Real Estate Team for $2,750,000. Check out the 129 Aleiki Place listing page for additional photos and details. Qualified buyers should contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

The Haiku Plantation Estate

The Haiku Plantation Estate is a melange of architectural styles and design influences that flow together to create a home that combines elegance and island living. The home and the property itself offer lots of spaces that invite quiet contemplation. The lush grounds, abundant with royal palms and rare botanicals offer a place to meander and enjoy nature. A Zen inspired atrium protected by two large Buddhas leads to a wonderful lanai with an oversized spa, perfect for gazing at the stars or the ocean. When friends and family come to visit, there is plenty of room to prepare large meals in the oversized gourmet kitchen. The covered lanais with ocean and garden views are a great place to gather and offer a turn of the century New Orleans feel that can be enjoyed rain or shine.

The comforts and tranquility of the Haiku Plantation Estate are enough to make never want to leave home. That said, this is a very convenient North Shore location. Haiku is offering more and more quality dining options. There is even a great breakfast and lunch place within walking distance of the Haiku Plantation Estate at the Haiku cannery. You are 25 minutes or less from the airport. Ho’okipa Beach Park is less than ten minutes out your front door. Funky Paia town and its shops, restaurants, galleries, health food store and yoga studios are less than fifteen minutes away. Makawao is ten minutes away. Families will find a variety of quality education options within twenty minutes of the front door.

This home is offered for $2,550,000. Check out the listing page for 330 West Kuiaha for more photos and details on the property.

Pete Jalbert