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. This property sold in 2019. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team for assistance with other properties.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Big Views at a Reasonable Price in Pukalani

The words big view are often associated with big bucks. Our new listing in Pukalani in Maui’s Upcountry offers an opportunity to purchase a stunning view at a reasonable price. The home overlooks a beautiful and rugged natural gulch. The gulch in and of itself is a great view point. Deer can be seen frequently along the side of the gulch and Pueo (owls) like to patrol above the gulch at dusk. The vistas beyond the gulch extend to Central Maui, the West Maui Mountains, The North Shore coastline and the Eastern end of Molokai.

The value of this home goes far beyond the view. It is spacious at over 2,200 square feet. The kitchen was fully remodeled in 2008 with granite counters, maple cabinets, a six burner gas stove, double ovens and more. The dining area and living area have high ceilings. The master suite features a sitting area with floor to ceiling book shelves. Both bathrooms were remodeled in 2008. There is also a Photovoltaic system on the roof to keep electric bills to a minimum. For those cool Upcountry nights, there are two great ways to take off the chill. Light the fireplace or take a soak in the outdoor hot tub and enjoy the big night skies.

The yard has some good edibles. There is a prolific Jamaican Lilikoi vine out front. The back yard has a few citrus trees and there is a mature Avocado tree that produces prolific amounts of some of the creamiest and tastiest fruit I have had the pleasure of eating.

This home is offered for $670,000. Check out the 2690 Akalani Loop listing page for more photos and details. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Nice Price Reduction on our Listing at 2645 Alohia Place in Haiku, Maui

We wanted to announce a price reduction on one of our great listings up in Haiku. The home includes bamboo floors, an elegant and functional kitchen with new stainless appliances and a master suite with a walk-in closet and its own private lanai. Other amenities include a home office, a bonus room and bath connected to the main house by a covered breezeway, an outdoor shower and a free standing two car garage. The vistas from the home may be the best amenity. That may also be the one element we still haven’t quite capture even with a pro photographer’s touch. The West Maui Mountains, the east end of Molokai, Kahakuloa, Haiku Hill and a whole lot of the big blue Pacific combine to create a stunning panorama. Two covered lanai and big windows invite you to take in the scenery whether you are inside or out. The home is situated at the end of a quiet country road. It has a pastoral feel and setting, yet it is within walking distance to Haiku town and less than 10 minutes to Hookipa Beach Park. If that’s not enough, the owner built a really cool pump track in the back, it can either stay, or be leveled for the new owner.

This is a residential condominium. This post card perfect Haiku property has been reduced to $869,000. The sellers will include furnishings at the current list price. This home sold! Contact The Maui Real Estate Team for assistance with other Haiku Homes for Sale.

Pete Jalbert