Maui Real Estate Blog

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

Mea Makame Ranch No Reserve Auction

The Maui Real Estate Team is partnering with Concierge Auctions for the no reserve auction of the Mea Makamae Ranch on August 4th. The property is located on the slopes of 10,000 foot Haleakala in the community of Haiku on Maui’s North Shore. Mea Makamae offers privacy, tranquility, a stunning natural setting and incredible recreational opportunities. The 38.7 acre property includes 7 horse paddocks, a round pen and a tack room. A small gulch with a seasonal stream offers additional opportunity for riding or heading out on an ATV for some offroad adventure. There are beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains. There is a small Christmas Tree farm on the property and plenty of room for different agricultural pursuits.

The 4,240 square foot, four bedroom, three and a half bath home includes 7-foot plantation entry doors, etched concrete floors, 12-foot open beam ceilings, and custom river rock fireplaces. The 1,000 square foot master suite features a walk-in-closet, a 6-foot Swedish soaking tub, a blue rock fireplace and a private 800 square foot deck with expansive views. The gourmet kitchen has teak a pass through to the covered lanai. The lanai is a great space for entertaining or just hanging out taking in the ocean and pasture views.

The 2,100 square foot oversized garage is big enough to store a boat or any other toys that you might want for around the ranch or other recreational pursuits. One of the unique elements of owning a ranch in Hawaii is that you are less than 20 minutes from world class wind and water sports. Surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand paddling and outrigger canoeing opportunities are just a short drive away. Waterfall hikes and fantastic mountain biking trails are less than 15 minutes away. The nearby towns of Haiku, Makawao and Paia offer yoga classes, good restaurants and a variety of boutiques.

Between the setting and the fun to be had, it is safe to say that future owners may have a few friends who would want to come and visit the Ranch. A 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1,000 square foot cottage is a great space for visitors. Highlights of the cottage include reclaimed pine floors, a vaulted cupola roof, outdoor shower, and a 420 square foot lanai.

The Ranch is listed for $5,400,000. We are partnering with Concierge Auctions for a no reserve luxury home auction on August 4th. You can find more details on the auction at the Concierge Auction site. You may also contact The Maui Real Estate Team with any questions about the property.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Haiku Sanctuary

The world seems to be getting busier every day. We are more tied to our phones, our tablets and our jobs and less connected to nature. For those that who want to escape the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in natural beauty, this is your refuge. The Haiku Sanctuary is a 9.64 acre, off the grid estate located on Maui’s North Shore. It includes two artist inspired homes, two pools, an art studio, nature trails, fruit groves, secret spots and more. Secluded spots like this property are becoming harder and harder to find within Hawaii and the world.

The three bedroom, three bathroom ocean house is nestled in a valley at the confluence of the Puniawa and Honopou Streams. The two streams merge together before traveling another seventy-five to hundred yards before reaching the ocean. The home has its own mosaic tile pool. It may also have one of the most relaxing lanai spaces on the planet. It boasts a stunning view of the tropical landscape, ocean and the streams heading towards the ocean. All the while, the sounds of the ocean, streams, swaying palm fronds and bird song create a natural symphony that melts your stress away.

The sky house is a three bedroom, three bathroom house located at the top of the valley with stunning vistas of Haleakala, the valley below and the big blue Pacific Ocean. The home also has its own mosaic tile pool and an abundance of outdoor spaces to enjoy the plentiful scenery.

The almost ten acres of grounds include a variety of fruit trees, tropical botanicals, swaying palm trees, sprawling banyan trees, bananas, mango trees and walking paths. There are lots of areas that lend themselves to meditation or just quiet contemplation.

The house is independent from the grid. A well provides water and multiple photovoltaic systems augmented by a back up generator provide the power. This is truly a place to unplug from the grid and a place to unplug from a busy world.

This incomparable property is offered for sale for $6,400,000. Check out the Haiku Sanctuary listing page for more photos and details on the property. If you are an Instagram user, follow The Maui Real Estate Team feed for more stunning photos of this property. There are so many beautiful photos of this property, we plan to feature it heavily over the next couple of months. Qualified buyers may contact The Maui Real Estate Team with questions or to arrange an exclusive preview.

Pete Jalbert