Maui Real Estate Blog

Well Priced Beachside Vacation Rental Condo in Maalaea

The Maui Real Estate Team has a great new listing at the Hono Kai condos in Maalaea. At the time of listing, this is the 2nd lowest priced, fee simple, vacation rentable condo in a beachfront complex on Maui. The low price does not mean you need to sacrifice quality. You won’t find popcorn ceilings and formica counter tops in this unit. The condo was remodeled with style and panache in 2009. Upgrades include granite counters, maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The bathroom has custom tiles. The flooring is Koa wood. This has been used as a second home by the current owners so it has seen very little wear and tear since it was remodeled. That said, it is well suited for VRBO or Air BnB.

Hono Kai is a boutique condo complex with 46 units on an acre of beachfront property. The beach side pool overlooks beautiful Maalaea Bay, Molokini and Kaho’olawe islands. It is located on the western most end of Sugar Beach. Sugar Beach stretches for over three miles to Kihei. It is the island’s longest beach for walking. Maalaea is a smaller community with a harbor that is used as a frequent launch point for whale watching and snorkel tours. It is also home to The Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and a handful of shops and restaurants.

Hono Kai B-12 is offered for sale for $310,000. Check out the Hono Kai B-12 Listing page for more photos and details. Contact the Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing of this property or to discuss the property in more detail. If you are off island but interested, take a 3D tour of the condo.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Sugar Beach Resort – North Kihei

Beachfront. Nestled between Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains, on the shores of Ma’alaea Bay in Kihei you will find Sugar Beach Resort. This is a vacation rentable, whole ownership condominium with 215 units in two six story buildings. Both buildings have Oceanfront and Garden wings. The well kept grounds measure just over 4 acres.

Two things grab my attention each time I visit Sugar Beach Resort. First, it is truly a beachfront property. Second, the majority of the units directly face the oceanfront and have unobstructed, panoramic views. These are prized features in very limited supply on Maui. Originally built in 1977, solid concrete construction and regular maintenance contribute to the ongoing appeal of this property. There have been a number of major restoration and modernization projects implemented over the past decade including the roof, elevators, spalling repair, the addition of a well, parking lot resurfacing, and the installation of solar panels. I’ll take a deeper dive on this topic in a future post.

There are 203 one bed/one bath units ranging from 613-655 square feet and 12 two bed/two bath units either 1,230 or 1,260 square feet. Each unit has it’s own lanai, washer/dryer hookup, and central air conditioning. Property amenities include a gorgeous pool and hot tub, oceanfront barbecue area, putting green, and a nicely manicured front lawn for lounging just above the sand of Sugar Beach.  The property features commercial space along the North Kihei Road side of the buildings where you can find on site conveniences such as Massage Maui, Lani’s Gift Shop, Dina’s Sandwitch Restaurant, as well as an activities desk to book many off site adventures.

Upon waking to the sound of waves gently lapping the shore each morning, you have a choice of beach/ocean lifestyle activities that are enough to keep you as busy or relaxed as you may desire. My wife and I live a short walk away and frequently stroll the six mile stretch of sand that includes Sugar Beach. We often stop to chat with residents and guests fishing, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, body boarding or just enjoying the near constant sun of South Maui. There are two outrigger canoe clubs within walking distance, as well as the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge.

There have been 3 sales at Sugar Beach Resort within the past 6 months, all were 1 bedroom units and the prices ranged from $337,000 to $470,000. The price differentials are based on the condition of each unit, the upgrades / updates and of course the views and location within the resort. Oceanfront condos typically fetch more than those in the garden wing, and upper floors tend to cost more than the lower. With only twelve 2 bedroom units at the resort, sales of these floor plans are much less frequent. A 5th floor oceanfront 2 bedroom/2bath unit closed for $920,000 in December of 2012, and a 5th floor, front row garden wing unit closed for $775,000 a year later in December of 2013. At first glance the maintenance fees may appear high ranging between $756 and $ $1,850 per month, but they are inclusive of all utilities including sewer, water, electricity, air conditioning, cable, and other items such as common area insurance, common area electric, common area maintenance and common area reserves.

You can see all of the current Sugar Beach Condos for sale at MauiRealEstate.com.

Whether you are interested in buying or selling at Sugar Beach Resort, I would love to talk further about exclusively representing your interests. Call or text me at 808-298-2741 or send me an e-mail. See you at the beach!

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

New Price! Sugar Cove Beachfront Condo in Spreckelsville

Published July 9, 2012

Sugar Cove is a fantastic beach on the North Shore of Maui. It is an especially ideal location if you love water sports. You can rig and launch kites and windsurfers right on the sand. It is a popular stopping point for downwind coastal stand up paddle (SUP) runs. During the winter time, there are fun waves for surfing, standup and body boarding. Big-wave riders can tackle the outer reefs that are about a half mile offshore. Don’t take our word for it, you can see first hand through this video featuring professional waterman Kai Lenny.

The Sugar Cove condominiums are situated along this beautiful beach. The condos are a rarity in the Maui Real Estate market for three reasons.

  • They offer spacious three bedroom floor plans with over 2,000 square feet of living space.
  • They are the only beachfront condo complex on the North Shore of Maui and one of only two condo complexes in the Paia area.
  • This is the best condo complex on the island for those that want wind and wave sports out their backdoor.

The Maui Real Estate Team has the only active listing for sale at Sugar Cove condominiums. Unit 2C is a three bedrooms/three and a half bath unit with 2,030 square feet of living space. The luxuriously appointed condo is offered turn key for the discerning water man or woman who wants quality and a fantastic location. In addition to the aforementioned water sports, the condo is located just down the street from the Maui Country Club. It is a five minute drive to Paia Town’s shops and restaurants and ten minutes from Kahului airport. The gated complex also has a clubhouse, pool and tennis courts.

This unit is sold. Sugar Cove Condominiums rarely come on the market. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team if you are interested in Sugar Cove Condominiums. We would be happy to notify you if a new listing comes on the market.

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