Maui Real Estate Blog

Two Signs of Fall on Maui

It is a sticky rainy day on Maui. Hurricane Ana is passing to the south of the islands. The storm is close enough to bring us grey skies and steady rain, but far enough that there is no accompanying wind. That said, there are few on the island complaining about the weather. The forecast earlier in the week had Ana coming a lot closer and likely bringing some damaging winds. Today’s weather is also a far cry from some of the beautiful fall weather that we have been experiencing. Last week, I saw a couple of signs of fall on Maui that I thought were worth sharing. While we don’t get fall colors and there isn’t a drastic difference in temperature, the signs of fall are clear for those that look.

This first picture captures an image of fall that you might expect to see on the mainland. Then again, I think it is safe to say that this Upcountry Pumpkin Patch has better views than the average mainland pumpkin patch.

The two images above are a distinctly Hawaiian sign of fall. I took these photos at Ho’okipa Beach Park last week during the first High Surf Advisory of the season. Usually during late September or Early October, we see our first big swells of the year on the North Shore of Maui. The national weather service issues a high surf advisory when wave heights of 15 feet or greater are likely. The combination of big swells and steady trade winds brought out windsurfers and kitesurfers to sample nature’s offerings.

Ana is supposed to linger near the Hawaiian islands for a couple of days keeping the chance of rain in the forecast and maintaining humid conditions. By early next week, Ana should clear out and we will have a return to our beautiful fall weather.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Paia Area Oceanfront-Hawaii Plantation Home by Mama’s Beach in Kuau

What would your perfect Maui day look like? Wake up with the sun and check the morning surf at Hookipa from your backyard? Play with your kid in the tide pools at Mama’s Beach? Go for an afternoon kite at Lanes or a down wind SUP from Maliko? Take a bike ride into Paia? Walk to dinner at Mama’s? Listen to the sound of the surf from the back deck of your charming, classic plantation cottage overlooking the beach and ocean?

The 14,600 square foot R-1 lot is perched above the crystal blue waters of Maui’s North Shore on Kuau Point. The property features a vintage 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage with fir floors; and the land, plans and approvals to expand. The owners recently obtained a certified shoreline and the SMA exemption to modify the existing home and add a second dwelling. This rare opportunity is available for $2,995,000. Check our our 129 Aleiki Place, Paia listing page for more photos and details. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Sugar Cove Condominiums, Spreckelsville Lifestyle

Originally published September 10, 2011.

Martin’s sons Kai and Ridge collaborated to put together a video showing the great lifestyle opportunities at the Sugar Cove Condominiums in Spreckelsville along Maui’s North Shore. You can windsurf, surf, sup and as you will see below kitesurf from the beach right behind the condos.

Sugar Cove Condominums rarely come on the market.  Contact the Maui Real Estate Team if you would like to be notified when a Sugar Cove condominium comes on the market.

Pete Jalbert