Maui Real Estate Blog

Paradise Found on The North Shore of Maui

Lush Valleys

Hanawana Lush Valley

Towering Waterfalls

A waterfall trickles into a quiet pool in Hanawana Valley

Rugged Shorelines

The rugged shoreline at the base of Hanawana Valley

Our office has an exceptional new listing in the Hanawana Valley, deep in windward Maui. This is a property for those that truly feel the pull of the natural beauty of this corner of the island. A short walk from the property takes you to a tranquil waterfall located on state land. Accessed via a pathway of swaying bamboo, the fifty foot waterfall and swimming hole are the stuff of dreams. The property has deeded access to the ocean. A trail along a stream takes you to the majestic shoreline. A lava rock point stands in stunning contrast to the vivid blues of the ocean. Calm days open opportunities for swimming or diving. The tide pools on the lava rock point are teeming with life.

Views of the Valley

Lava Rock Shore Line at the base of Hanawana Valley

The property itself is filled with botanical treasures. There are massive and majestic common mango trees that stretch towards the sky. There are edibles like coconut, avocado, banana and papaya. Ginger adds splashes of color around the property. An old green house would be a great spot to raise orchids or as a place to raise starts for other plants.

Towering Palm and Mango Trees

There are two existing dwellings on the property. One is a simple two-story home. While modest, it makes for a great spot to enjoy the valley’s beauty. The second home is in need of considerable repair. It could be a project for those that want to fix things up or you could start a new with the spot making a wonderful building site. The true value of the property lies in the land itself.

A Modest home with a generous covered porch surrounded by ginger

Views from the porch of a Hanawana Home

This tropical getaway on the North Shore of Maui is offered for $1,425,000. Check out the 7939 Hana Highway listing page for additional photos and details. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team with questions or to arrange a showing.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Haiku Off The Grid Lot

People have been living off the grid in Maui for decades. In rural parts of our island, electrical and water infrastructure can be limited. That means people may need to use catchment systems to capture their water supply and photovoltaic panels to generate power. While off the grid living may be the norm for some island residents, it is something that is getting more and more discussion and interest from the general public. PV systems have become more advanced and less expensive to install. We are also appear to be on the cusp of seeing some exciting advances in home energy storage. On a recent investor call, Elon Musk announced that Tesla will be entering the home energy storage market. Tesla batteries are supposed to start production in as soon as six months.

With off the grid becoming more accessible, it is a particularly exciting time to bring an off the grid land listing to market. This lot in Haiku is .7 acres of flat and usable land. The ocean views from the building site are truly stunning.

The lot is located near the end of a quiet country road. It overlooks Opana Gulch. Opana stream runs through the gulch and can sometimes be heard from the lot. Looking across the gulch, there is nothing but forest views extending up towards the Koolau gap of Haleakala. This is truly a place of quiet that brings you back to nature.


Opana Gulch includes areas of Bamboo Forest.


Opana Stream running through the gulch near the property.

There is nothing but forest land when you get to the end of the road. This is a view from off the property looking up Opana Gulch towards the Koolau Gap on Haleakala.

This Haiku off the grid lot is listed for $357,500. You can check out the Burns Road Lot 100 listing page for additional photos and details. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing of this beautiful off the grid land. This is your opportunity to unplug and get back to nature.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

The Brando Estate in Haiku

Space. Room to Roam. Seclusion. Privacy. They all seems to be in short supply on our shrinking planet. Marlon Brando once said, “Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite.” Perhaps, that is why Mr. Brando was the one time owner of the property that we just listed in the Huelo area of Haiku on Maui’s North Shore. This 26.7 acre parcel is situated along a quiet country road on the ocean side of Hana Highway. Many of the neighboring properties also have substantial acreage which only adds to the sense of privacy. The land itself is a mix of meadows, tropical forest dotted with stately common mango trees and swaying coconut palms.

There is a three bedroom/two bath home on the property. The pole house style home also draws from the influence of the Hawaiian Plantation Style with big lanai spaces that invite you outside to enjoy the natural splendor. Flooring in the house is a mixture of bamboo, tile and sisal. While the first floor has great views, the vistas from the second story loft and decks are truly extraordinary. Looking Mauka (towards the mountains), you can see the Koolau gap on Haleakala and the vast Koolau Forest Reserves. This extensive rain forest area is a sea of green. Looking Makai (towards the ocean), the ocean view is so expansive that you can literally see the curvature of the earth.

This is a great place to unplug, both literally and figuratively. The home is off the grid with power by photovoltaic system with generator back up and water via catchment.

While the home offers both seclusion and privacy, you aren’t too far away from the island’s conveniences and amenities. You are within 15 minutes of Haiku town’s groceries and restaurants. The galleries, shops, and restaurants of Paia and Makawao are within 20 minutes. The airport in Kahului is approximately a half hour’s drive.

The Brando Estate is offered by The Maui Real Estate Team for $2,000,000. Check out the Brando Estate listing page for more photos and details. Qualified buyers may Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a tour of this private getaway on Maui’s North Shore.

Pete Jalbert