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Pa’ani Point and the Spreckelsville Lifestyle
Makena, Keawakapu Beach and Spreckelsville. What do these three areas of Maui have in common? They are the location of the last five homes to sell on the island for over $15,000,000. All three offer areas of spectacular beach or oceanfront. Makena and Keawakapu Beach are located in South Maui. They also happen to have more second home owners. This is where Spreckelsville is a little different.
Spreckelsville is located on the North Shore between Paia and the Kahului airport. It is an old Kama’aina neighborhood with a significantly higher number of year round residents. Spreckelsville is also the location of our new listing at Pa’ani Point. What is it about Spreckelsville that draws ultra high end buyers away from the gold coasts of South Maui to the North Shore?
If you are willing to pay eight figures for a home, chances are you buying the property for more than just the structures on the land or even the land itself. You are buying it for a lifestyle. That is something that Spreckelsville offers in spades.
Ocean Sports Mecca
The ocean just offshore from this waterfront neighborhood offer a plethora of wind and wave sport options. The area first gained renown for its windsurfing back in the eighties. Now you will see residents and visitors surfing, kiteboarding, SUPing, body boarding and foiling. If you don’t want to take my word for it? Check out this video featuring Kai Lenny.
Kai, the son of MRET agent Martin Lenny, has won multiple world titles in Stand Up Paddle racing and surfing, came in second on the WCT big wave world tour and has competed professionally as a windsurfer and kiteboarder. He grew up in the neighborhood and cites the location as a key reason for his love of and proficiency in the water.
You don’t have to be a big wave surfer to appreciate the ocean in Sprecks. Summer months offer small surf. Even during the winter, there are a number of protected spots where the waves don’t get bigger than head high. If you love to swim, nature offers a fantastic lap pool between the sand and the reef at Baby beach. Quite a few neighborhood kids get their first taste of the ocean in the aptly name Baby Beach. Baldwin Beach offers an excellent spot for morning and evening beach strolls, hunts for sea glass and shells or watching a green sea turtle clamber on to the sand for a nap. Living the Spreckelsville lifestyle means enjoying the neighborhood’s ocean and beach access no matter how you do it.
You Don’t Have to be a Water Person to Love Sprecks
Spreckelsville is a neighborhood where you will see families walking, riding their bikes or their golf cart around the neighborhood. There are a lot of smiles and friendly waves as people cruise around the area. There is a bike path that leads from the neighborhood to Kanaha Beach Park and Kahului. The Maui Country Club is located in Spreckelsville. They have a nine hole golf course and offer a lot of social events for members. The Spreckelsville lifestyle might include a day of surf and turf. Hitting the beach in the morning and playing a round of golf in the afternoon.
Spreckelsville has enough to offer residents that you may not want to leave the neighborhood all that often. If you do want to venture out, there is a lot to explore nearby. Paia town is within biking distance. The town is an eclectic mix of Old Hawaii Plantation and Bohemian Surfer village. Paia has good restaurants, shops and yoga studios. Ho’okipa Beach Park is located about a mile and a half past downtown Paia. It is still considered one of the proving grounds for windsurfing. It is also popular for SUP and surfing. Mama’s Fish House is located between Ho’okipa and Paia. This world renowned restaurant is still arguably the best place to eat on island and undoubtedly the best atmosphere.
If you head west from Spreckelsville, you are five minutes from Kahului. There you will find all of the island’s conveniences including big box stores like Costco, Target, Home Depot and Lowe’s. The Maui Arts and Cultural Center hosts gallery openings, world renowned musicians, theater, dance and more.
Living in Sprecks
When you read all of the attributes above, you can begin to understand why Spreckelsville is such a great place to live. Words don’t always capture the true experience. They can’t quite convey the feeling of walking out your back door with a surfboard under your arm to catch a wave at first light. Words don’t express the joy you experience from seeing the smile on your child’s face as you watch her play in the sand. They simply can’t recreate the multi-sensory experience of watching the sky change from day to night with a soundtrack of surf breaking mixed with the laughter of family and friends.
Pa’ani Point offers a rare opportunity to own one of the true legacy properties in Spreckelsville. With a home and three cottages, there is plenty of room for friends and family to experience the Spreckelsville lifestyle with you. Check out the Pa’ani Point listing page for more photos and details of this oceanfront compound. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team if you have questions on Pa’ani Point or Spreckelsville. Our broker Billy and agent Martin both call the neighborhood home. I lived in Sprecks myself for almost five years. If Pa’ani Point isn’t quite in your budget, you can find all of the other Spreckelsville Real Estate Listings on MauiRealEstate.com.
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Rare Oceanfront Opportunity in Paia
It was love at first sight. You came to Paia with a group of friends to experience the world renowned kite boarding. The warm waters were inviting. You felt more nimble on your board without the encumbrance of a wetsuit. The consistent tradewinds of Kanaha were a dream. It wasn’t just the ocean that caused your heart to flutter. You couldn’t believe that Mana Foods has all of your favorite items stocked at prices better than the Whole Foods back at home. Your Ono Burger at the Paia Fish Market was by far and away the best fish sandwich you had ever experienced. The small town feel, plantation style architecture and colorful characters felt better than the more antiseptic resort areas. Each subsequent visit unveiled new charms. Your kids learned to love the ocean playing in the tide pools of Baby Beach. Your wife loves heading to Barre class at Infusion Yoga. You discovered Bi Bim Baps at Dazoo and the famous Blue Juice and Cold Pressed Coffee at Sporting Club of The Pacific. As your love deepened with each passing visit, you decided you wanted your own piece of paradise in Paia.
While you consider buying a Paia home, what you really want is a lot where you can build a place just to your specifications. Better yet, you want an oceanfront lot where you can check the wind and waves from your back yard. A little research shows that your options are limited. There are only two vacant lots left on the ocean in the Paia area. Neither of the lots are listed for sale.
Is that the end of your dreams? Before you give up, why not consider our listing at 129 Aleiki on Kuau Point. This property consists of a 1/3 of an acre right above Mama’s Beach. There is a charming two bedroom, plantation style cottage located at the front of the lot. The lot has the zoning, the space and an oversized 3/4″ water meter that allow for the construction of a primary residence. The property is located along a stable stretch of shoreline out of the floodzone. That gives peace of mind and keeps down flood insurance bills. The lot is two doors down from the access to Mama’s Beach. World famous Mama’s Fish House is a two minute walk from your front door. Best yet, you can check the wind and wave conditions at Ho’okipa from your own back yard.
This truly is a rare opportunity for someone who wants to build to their specifications on the water in Paia. The property at 129 Aleiki is being offered for $2,650,000. You love Paia, this is your opportunity to build the Paia oceanfront home of your dreams.
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A Perfect Day at 129 Aleiki
Our office videographer put together a great new video on our beach front listing in the Kuau area of Maui’s North Shore. This Hawaiian Plantation Style Cottage is located right on the bluff above Mama’s Beach. It is a fantastic home base for enjoying all that is offered by the North Shore lifestyle. This video captures some of the elements that could go into a perfect day at 129 Aleiki. Activities featured include reading and strumming the Ukulele on the back porch, surfing and windsurfing at nearby Ho’okipa, heading to Paia for lunch and taking in the sunset from the backyard.
This is just one example of a perfect day at 129 Aleiki. The question is what would your perfect day look like? Do you do a stand up paddle coast run starting at nearby Maliko Gulch? Do you head out to Kite Surf at Lanes or Baldwin Beach? Take a Yoga Class in Paia? Do you paddle out to surf the challenging waves that break right offshore from this property during the winter? Do you make the short stroll down the beach to have dinner at the world renowned Mama’s Fish House? Do you just spend a a lazy day soaking up the sunshine and listening to the waves break? As the new owner of 129 Aleiki, the choices would be all yours.
This home is listed for $2,750,000. Check out the Oceanfront Vintage Hawaiian Plantation Cottage listing page for more photos and details of this great lifestyle property. Qualified buyers should Contact The Maui Real Estate Team with questions or to arrange a preview.
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Move in Ready Home in Kuau Bayview
The Maui Real Estate Team has another great listing in the Kuau Bayview Neighborhood on Maui’s North Shore. This convenient neighborhood is within walking distance of the shops, yoga studios, restaurants and galleries of Paia. The Beaches of Paia Bay and Tavares are both within walking distance. Great surfing, kiting, windsurfing and SUP are a five minute drive away at Ho’okipa Beach Park. There is even a community park at the top of the neighborhood.
This home is move in ready with new bamboo floors in the kitchen and living areas. The interior and the the exterior trim have a fresh coat of paint. This home was the only one built by the original developer with a “Hawaiian Rose” floor plan. The owner has since added on a permitted bedroom and living room on the second floor as well as substantial additional lanai space. Between the lanai areas and surprisingly spacious yard area, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather of Maui.
This property is offered for $799,000. Bring your furnishings and all your toys for water sports and enjoy the North Shore lifestyle. Check our the 52 N Laelua Listing Page for additional photos and details on the property.
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The Spreckelsville Lifestyle Featuring Kai Lenny
When people buy in the North Shore Community of Spreckelsville, they often cite lifestyle as a reason for their purchase. Proximity to beaches and the Maui Country Club serve as a big draw. For the water sports enthusiast, it is hard to beat the windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and stand up paddling. A convenient location also means less driving and more time to do what you enjoy. Our agent Martin Lenny has raised his family in Spreckelsville. In this new video, his son Kai speaks to the role of his “Sprecks” upbringing in his success in and out of the water.
Here are some additional photos from Martin’s listing right on the Maui Country Club golf course.
You can find more pictures and details on the listing page for the property. We also have a virtual tour of the home available. You can Contact The Maui Real Estate Team for additional information or call Martin directly at (808)280-3433. You can preview the rest of the Spreckelsville Real Estate listings on MauiRealEstate.com.
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Kuau Oceanfront-Check the Surf Conditions From Your Backyard
Today is the last day of the Kite Surf Pro World Championship Tour Event at Ho’okipa. The world’s best kite surfers are on hand to wrap up the final event of the Kite Surf Tour season. If you owned our oceanfront listing at 129 Aleiki Place on Kuau Point, you could catch the action from your backyard. This plantation style home overlooks the surfbreaks at Ho’okipa and Mama’s. For avid waveriders, it doesn’t get much better than being able to check the conditions from your own backyard. Here are a couple of pictures I took from the property of guys kitesurfing at the break Lanes at Ho’okipa Beach Park
You don’t even have to love water sports to appreciate this home. Beautiful views and a great location are other attributes. You are just 100 yards from Mama’s Fish House and Paia town and all of it’s shops and restaurants are one mile away. You can live a simple life by the ocean in this Hawaiian plantation style home. This two bedroom/one bath home exudes charm.
If you have your eye on something bigger, this property offers additional development opportunity. The owners recently obtained a certified shoreline and the SMA exemption to modify the existing home and add a second dwelling. This property is offered for $2,950,000. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing or for additional information.