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Things to do on Maui – By Region

Maui by region
We’ve put together some favorite things to do on Maui by region, because each town and area has it’s own unique personality, activities and attractions!
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Chris Norberg

Maui Real Estate Blog

Beautiful Estate in Maunaolu Plantation

Our office just brought a great new listing to market in Maunaolu Plantation. This 2.44 acre estate property features a home, pool and a separate cottage in a fantastic Upcountry location.

Aerial view of an estate in Maunaolu Plantation.

The Main House at 193 Ohaoha

The custom built three bedroom, three and a half bathroom main home features 4,200 square feet under roof. There are a choice of two potential master suites with one on the ground floor and one on the second story. The living room features barreled ceilings and a beautiful stone fireplace. The kitchen includes custom cabinetry, granite counters and Viking and Bosch appliances. There is a media room, office, laundry room and utility storage. Central a/c keeps the home cool on the warmest days. A home security system provides additional peace of mind. A three car garage has plenty of space for all of your beach toys or gardening equipment.

Barrel ceilings and a stone fireplace in the living room of 193 Ohaoha.
The living room with the kitchen in the background at 193 Ohaoha.
The kitchen of 193 Ohaoha.
The tub of the downstairs master bathroom at 193 Ohaoha.

The home has a massive solar photovoltaic system with 74 panels. It also includes a 24 kilowat backup generator.

Outdoor Living at 193 Ohaoha

The pool area is a fantastic entertainment space. The pool has a beach entry, spa and waterfall feature. Propane powered tiki torches decorate the pool area. They help to ensure that the fun continues as day slips into night. Propane also powers a pool side barbecue.

The pool of 193 Ohaoha with the West Maui mountains in the background.

The Ohana at 193 Ohaoha

The home’s two bedroom, two bath cottage offers 1,000 square feet of living space and a six hundred square foot garage. The cottage is completely private from the main house with its own separate gated entrance. Quality features include a presidential roof, large stone tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms and poured concrete counters in the kitchen and the master bathroom.

About Maunaolu Plantation

Maunaolu Plantation is a gated community with two to three acre lots. Ideally situated between Makawao and Paia towns, this area of the island is known as Sunnyside. The climate strikes a good balance between warm days and cool evenings. There is enough rainfall to keep things lush throughout the year, but plenty of sun too. It is less than ten minutes to Ho’okipa Beach Park. There are a number of quality schools located nearby.

Find out More About this Maunaolu Plantation Estate

This property is offered for $2,298,000. Check out the 193 Ohaoha Listing page for additional photos and details. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to discuss the property or to arrange an exclusive preview.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Big Lot in Baldwin Ranch Estates

Our office has another listing in the Baldwin Ranch Estates subdivision. This is a big lot with almost 17 acres of land. There are numerous potential building sites on this agriculturally zoned lot. The lot has big views of the North Shore coastline, West Maui mountains and Haleakala.

A faint rainbow only adds to the stunning view of Maui's North Shore Coastline from Baldwin Ranch Estates

A big double rainbow over a big lot in Baldwin Ranch Estates

This lot has four water meters, two potable and two for agriculture. It is part of the neighborhood’d private water system which uses a high capacity well and a state of the art filtration system.

Baldwin Ranch Estates is the newest subdivision in the Sunnyside area of Maui’s Upcountry. It is ideally located between Paia and Makawao. Whether you head up the hill or down the hill, you will find good dining and shopping options. There are a number of great schooling options within 10 minutes of the neighborhood. Baldwin Beach Park is ten minutes from the lot. Baldwin Ranch Estates has walking trails through the neighborhood if you want to get out and stretch your legs without venturing too far from.

A rainbow over a Baldwin Ranch Estates Loth

Looking up towards Haleakala from Baldwin Ranch Estates

This lot is offered for $1,095,000. Check out the 2450 Baldwin Avenue listing page for more photos and details. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing or if you have any questions on this Big Lot in Baldwin Ranch Estates.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Beautiful Lot in Baldwin Ranch Estates

Lot 14 in Baldwin Ranch Estates

Baldwin Ranch Estates is the newest neighborhood in the Sunnyside area of Maui’s Upcountry. Sunnyside has long been revered by Kama’aina as a premier location due to weather and convenience. This new neighborhood has seen strong demand with the initial developer offerings in the neighborhood selling quickly. If you missed out the first time it was on the market, now is your chance to buy in Baldwin Ranch Estates.

Big North Shore Views from Lot 14 of Baldwin Ranch Estates

Panoramic Views of Lot 14 in Baldwin Ranch Estates

Lot 14 is located at the top of the 16 lot subdivision. The lot’s amphitheater like shape provides big views of the West Maui Mountains and the North Shore coastline. Wave sport aficionados can check the surf between Paia and Kahului Harbor. The West Maui Mountain views stretch from Kahakuloa all the way towards Ma’alaea Bay. The view up the mountain at Haleakala isn’t too shabby either. The lot is well oriented with respect to the trade winds.

View from Baldwin Ranch Estates Lot looking towards Ma'alaea Bay, The West Maui Mountains and the North Shore Coastline

Haleakala Views over a lot listed for sale in Baldwin Ranch Estates

About Baldwin Ranch Estates

The lots in Baldwin Ranch Estates are zoned agricultural. The neighborhood’s developers created a private water system with an advanced filtration system. Lot 14 includes two potable water meters and two agricultural water meters. The water makes the lot well suited for a two lot CPR.

As we already mentioned, the location of Baldwin Ranch Estates is highly desirable. Lot 14 is five minutes from downtown Makawao, seven minutes from Paia and ten minutes from North Shore Beaches. Renowned Maui Restaurant, the Hali’imaile General store is just two minutes down the road. The elevation makes for cooler days and nights than the coastline. This little climate zone is not too wet, but not too dry either. While you are convenient to it all, a future homeowner here may find themselves hanging around the neighborhood taking advantage of the community’s three mile walking trail.

Find out More

This lot is offered for $995,000. Check out the 1581 Hali’imaile Road listing page for additional photos of the property. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing or if you have questions about the property.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Picture Perfect in Pukalani

This picture perfect Pukalani home just hit the market! The seller and the previous owner frequently remodeled the home over the last twelve years. The end results are fantastic indoor and outdoor living spaces.

The Bright Red Custom Front Door of this Pukalani Home

Stunning Indoor Spaces

This home stands out from the moment you come to the bright red, custom, Codel front door. Open the front door and you enter the living room with its vaulted ceilings and striking tiger wood floors. The living room also has big windows that allow lots of natural light and big panoramic views of majestic Haleakala. A Nelson Saucer Pendant Light and double hung blinds on the windows are nice additions to the space. There is a small reading nook off the living room with another big window adding more natural light. The living area is cooled by a split system a/c.

Big Windows that let in lots of light, tiger wood floors, vaulted ceilings and a pendant light highlight the living room of this Pukalani Home

Just off the living room is the well appointed kitchen. The custom two tone cherry cabinets are beautiful and functional. They feature a lot of nice built ins like the pull out spice rack. The countertops and the back splash are slab granite. The kitchen floor is porcelain tile. The sellers installed new stainless steel appliances in the last year.

The kitchen of this Pukalani Home includes granite counters and backsplash, two tone cherry cabinets, porcelain tile floors and new appliances

The rest of the living area is all on the same level with three beds, two baths and a laundry room. Central a/c keeps this side of the house cool on warm sunny days. The good sized master suite has new Pella Sliding glass doors that open on to the back deck. The master bathroom is sumptuous. The pebble floors soothe your feet. The pedestal sink has a rainforest granite slab. A motion light under the sink is a nice touch for those middle of the night trips to the loo. The oversized shower has travertine walls with a rainforest granite threshold. An overhead rain shower is complimented by body jets and hand sprayers.

The Master Bath in this Pukalani Home includes a pedestal sink, pebble floors, a large walk in shower with travertine tiles, body jets, hand sprayers and a rainfall shower head

Inviting Outdoor Spaces

The quality of the indoor livings spaces are matched by the equally compelling outdoor spaces. The large back deck made of durable and attractive Ipe offers a great place for entertainment. A six person hot tub will get good use on cool Upcountry evenings. The sellers also built a back wall of Ipe and stone that compliments the deck. A roof top deck offers 360 degree views of Haleakala, The West Maui Mountains, Kahului Harbor and Ma’alaea Bay. The back yard is fully enclosed offering security for pets or kids. The yard and landscaping stays green and vibrant year round thanks to the sprinkler system.

The home has a large back deck made of durable ipe wood. There is even a six person hot tub.

The roof top deck offers stunning views of Haleakala, the West Maui Mountains and the ocean.

Looking towards Maalaea Bay from the Rainbow Shower Tree

Some other notable features of this Pukalani Home include:

  • The attached two car garage with a half bath
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Energy Rated Low E-Windows
  • Durable Hardie Panel Siding

The living area of the Pukalani home is all on a single level with a two car garage below

The home is just minutes from the Pukalani Community Center’s walking trails and pool. Foodland is just a two minute drive if you need to pick up groceries. The shopping and amenities of Central Maui are less than twenty minutes drive down Haleakala Highway. It is 25 minutes or less to North Shore Beaches like Kanaha, Baldwin and Ho’okipa.

This picture perfect Pukalani Home is offered for $825,000. Check out the 49 Hiwalani Loop listing page for additional photos and details. Take a 3D tour of the home to see all of the amenities and the floor plan. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team with questions or to arrange a showing.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Classic Hawaii Plantation Style Home in Kula

We have a brand new listing in Upcountry Maui. The property includes 3.136 acres of fully fenced, gently sloped land; a classic three bedroom, two bathroom Hawaiian Plantation Style Home and a detached ohana.

Hawaiian Plantation Style in Kula

The front entry of this 1936 construction Hawaii Plantation Style Home in Kula

The main home for this property was originally constructed in 1936. There was a significant addition that added a new master suite in 2006. The builder took considerable effort to ensure that the addition blended seamlessly with the style and charm of the original home. Some of the features of the home include a cedar shake roof, fir floors throughout the home, a wood burning stove in the living room for cooler Upcountry nights and a clawfoot tub in the master suite bathroom. The kitchen was updated in 2013 with butcher block counter tops and subway tile back splash.

The Kitchen Area of a Classic Hawaii Plantation Style Home in Kula

The living room of a classic Hawaii Plantation Style Home includes a wood burning stove for cooler Upcountry nights

Master bedroom of a classic Hawaii Plantation Style Home in Kula

A clawfoot tub in a classic Hawaii Plantation Style Home in Kula

There are three generous lanai spaces off the back of the home. The two covered lanai are located in front of the master suite and the living room respectively. There is a large uncovered lanai space in front of the kitchen. The lanai spaces make for great locations to take in the stunning views of both the North Shore and South Maui Coastlines, the big blue ocean, island of Lanai and West Maui Mountains. It is tough to beat watching the sun dip in to the Pacific on a cool evening Upcountry.

An aerial shot showing the back of the Hawaii Plantation Style Home in Kula including the covered and uncovered lanai spaces

The edges of the covered lanai frame the massive ocean view from the classic Hawaii Planataion Style Home in Kula

Other Structures on the Property

The home has a detached two car garage. There is a good space in the garage for a small work shop. There is also an office with a half bath off the back of the garage.

The detached garage of this classic Hawaii Plantation Style Home includes a small office with a half bath

The detached ohana is located downslope from the main home. The distance and topography results in good separation and privacy between the structures. The ohana also has its own discrete entrance to the property.The structure itself is configured as a studios. It has a good sized kitchen with tile floors. The rest of the ohana has laminate flooring. There is a covered lanai space for taking in the ocean and mountain views.

Inside the ohana of a classic plantation style home in Kula

The Land

The 3.14 acres is fully usable. It mixes beautiful landscaping around the home with the rest of the land set up well for agricultural pursuits. The lanscaping includes a number of beautiful native trees including ohia and koa trees. There is a common mango tree in front of the home that has one of the more impressive collections of staghorn ferns, Pele’s Hair (Spanish Moss) and a smattering of colorful orchids. Fruit trees on the property include lemons, avocado, bananas and figs. One of the large avocado trees has a great tree house. There are a number of separate pasture areas that have been set up for goats or even a couple of horses.

Find out More About this Kula Classic

This Upcountry Classic is offered for $1,700,000. You can see more photos and details of the property on the 785 Kekaulike Avenue, Kula listing page. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team if you have questions or you would like to set up a showing. Not on island? You can take a 3D tour of both the main house and the ohana.

Pete Jalbert