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Pa’ani Point and the Spreckelsville Lifestyle
Makena, Keawakapu Beach and Spreckelsville. What do these three areas of Maui have in common? They are the location of the last five homes to sell on the island for over $15,000,000. All three offer areas of spectacular beach or oceanfront. Makena and Keawakapu Beach are located in South Maui. They also happen to have more second home owners. This is where Spreckelsville is a little different.
Spreckelsville is located on the North Shore between Paia and the Kahului airport. It is an old Kama’aina neighborhood with a significantly higher number of year round residents. Spreckelsville is also the location of our new listing at Pa’ani Point. What is it about Spreckelsville that draws ultra high end buyers away from the gold coasts of South Maui to the North Shore?
If you are willing to pay eight figures for a home, chances are you buying the property for more than just the structures on the land or even the land itself. You are buying it for a lifestyle. That is something that Spreckelsville offers in spades.
Ocean Sports Mecca
The ocean just offshore from this waterfront neighborhood offer a plethora of wind and wave sport options. The area first gained renown for its windsurfing back in the eighties. Now you will see residents and visitors surfing, kiteboarding, SUPing, body boarding and foiling. If you don’t want to take my word for it? Check out this video featuring Kai Lenny.
Kai, the son of MRET agent Martin Lenny, has won multiple world titles in Stand Up Paddle racing and surfing, came in second on the WCT big wave world tour and has competed professionally as a windsurfer and kiteboarder. He grew up in the neighborhood and cites the location as a key reason for his love of and proficiency in the water.
You don’t have to be a big wave surfer to appreciate the ocean in Sprecks. Summer months offer small surf. Even during the winter, there are a number of protected spots where the waves don’t get bigger than head high. If you love to swim, nature offers a fantastic lap pool between the sand and the reef at Baby beach. Quite a few neighborhood kids get their first taste of the ocean in the aptly name Baby Beach. Baldwin Beach offers an excellent spot for morning and evening beach strolls, hunts for sea glass and shells or watching a green sea turtle clamber on to the sand for a nap. Living the Spreckelsville lifestyle means enjoying the neighborhood’s ocean and beach access no matter how you do it.
You Don’t Have to be a Water Person to Love Sprecks
Spreckelsville is a neighborhood where you will see families walking, riding their bikes or their golf cart around the neighborhood. There are a lot of smiles and friendly waves as people cruise around the area. There is a bike path that leads from the neighborhood to Kanaha Beach Park and Kahului. The Maui Country Club is located in Spreckelsville. They have a nine hole golf course and offer a lot of social events for members. The Spreckelsville lifestyle might include a day of surf and turf. Hitting the beach in the morning and playing a round of golf in the afternoon.
Spreckelsville has enough to offer residents that you may not want to leave the neighborhood all that often. If you do want to venture out, there is a lot to explore nearby. Paia town is within biking distance. The town is an eclectic mix of Old Hawaii Plantation and Bohemian Surfer village. Paia has good restaurants, shops and yoga studios. Ho’okipa Beach Park is located about a mile and a half past downtown Paia. It is still considered one of the proving grounds for windsurfing. It is also popular for SUP and surfing. Mama’s Fish House is located between Ho’okipa and Paia. This world renowned restaurant is still arguably the best place to eat on island and undoubtedly the best atmosphere.
If you head west from Spreckelsville, you are five minutes from Kahului. There you will find all of the island’s conveniences including big box stores like Costco, Target, Home Depot and Lowe’s. The Maui Arts and Cultural Center hosts gallery openings, world renowned musicians, theater, dance and more.
Living in Sprecks
When you read all of the attributes above, you can begin to understand why Spreckelsville is such a great place to live. Words don’t always capture the true experience. They can’t quite convey the feeling of walking out your back door with a surfboard under your arm to catch a wave at first light. Words don’t express the joy you experience from seeing the smile on your child’s face as you watch her play in the sand. They simply can’t recreate the multi-sensory experience of watching the sky change from day to night with a soundtrack of surf breaking mixed with the laughter of family and friends.
Pa’ani Point offers a rare opportunity to own one of the true legacy properties in Spreckelsville. With a home and three cottages, there is plenty of room for friends and family to experience the Spreckelsville lifestyle with you. Paani Point is sold! You can find all of the other Spreckelsville Real Estate Listings on MauiRealEstate.com.
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Two Signs of Fall on Maui
It is a sticky rainy day on Maui. Hurricane Ana is passing to the south of the islands. The storm is close enough to bring us grey skies and steady rain, but far enough that there is no accompanying wind. That said, there are few on the island complaining about the weather. The forecast earlier in the week had Ana coming a lot closer and likely bringing some damaging winds. Today’s weather is also a far cry from some of the beautiful fall weather that we have been experiencing. Last week, I saw a couple of signs of fall on Maui that I thought were worth sharing. While we don’t get fall colors and there isn’t a drastic difference in temperature, the signs of fall are clear for those that look.
This first picture captures an image of fall that you might expect to see on the mainland. Then again, I think it is safe to say that this Upcountry Pumpkin Patch has better views than the average mainland pumpkin patch.
The two images above are a distinctly Hawaiian sign of fall. I took these photos at Ho’okipa Beach Park last week during the first High Surf Advisory of the season. Usually during late September or Early October, we see our first big swells of the year on the North Shore of Maui. The national weather service issues a high surf advisory when wave heights of 15 feet or greater are likely. The combination of big swells and steady trade winds brought out windsurfers and kitesurfers to sample nature’s offerings.
Ana is supposed to linger near the Hawaiian islands for a couple of days keeping the chance of rain in the forecast and maintaining humid conditions. By early next week, Ana should clear out and we will have a return to our beautiful fall weather.
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A Perfect Day at 129 Aleiki
Our office videographer put together a great new video on our beach front listing in the Kuau area of Maui’s North Shore. This Hawaiian Plantation Style Cottage is located right on the bluff above Mama’s Beach. It is a fantastic home base for enjoying all that is offered by the North Shore lifestyle. This video captures some of the elements that could go into a perfect day at 129 Aleiki. Activities featured include reading and strumming the Ukulele on the back porch, surfing and windsurfing at nearby Ho’okipa, heading to Paia for lunch and taking in the sunset from the backyard.
This is just one example of a perfect day at 129 Aleiki. The question is what would your perfect day look like? Do you do a stand up paddle coast run starting at nearby Maliko Gulch? Do you head out to Kite Surf at Lanes or Baldwin Beach? Take a Yoga Class in Paia? Do you paddle out to surf the challenging waves that break right offshore from this property during the winter? Do you make the short stroll down the beach to have dinner at the world renowned Mama’s Fish House? Do you just spend a a lazy day soaking up the sunshine and listening to the waves break? As the new owner of 129 Aleiki, the choices would be all yours.
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Move in Ready Home in Kuau Bayview
The Maui Real Estate Team has another great listing in the Kuau Bayview Neighborhood on Maui’s North Shore. This convenient neighborhood is within walking distance of the shops, yoga studios, restaurants and galleries of Paia. The Beaches of Paia Bay and Tavares are both within walking distance. Great surfing, kiting, windsurfing and SUP are a five minute drive away at Ho’okipa Beach Park. There is even a community park at the top of the neighborhood.
This home is move in ready with new bamboo floors in the kitchen and living areas. The interior and the the exterior trim have a fresh coat of paint. This home was the only one built by the original developer with a “Hawaiian Rose” floor plan. The owner has since added on a permitted bedroom and living room on the second floor as well as substantial additional lanai space. Between the lanai areas and surprisingly spacious yard area, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather of Maui.
This property is offered for $799,000. Bring your furnishings and all your toys for water sports and enjoy the North Shore lifestyle. Check our the 52 N Laelua Listing Page for additional photos and details on the property.
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The Spreckelsville Lifestyle Featuring Kai Lenny
When people buy in the North Shore Community of Spreckelsville, they often cite lifestyle as a reason for their purchase. Proximity to beaches and the Maui Country Club serve as a big draw. For the water sports enthusiast, it is hard to beat the windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and stand up paddling. A convenient location also means less driving and more time to do what you enjoy. Our agent Martin Lenny has raised his family in Spreckelsville. In this new video, his son Kai speaks to the role of his “Sprecks” upbringing in his success in and out of the water.
Here are some additional photos from Martin’s listing right on the Maui Country Club golf course.
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Price Reduced! Spreckeslville Lot with Deeded Beach Access
We just had a healthy price reduction on the lot we have listed in Spreckelsville. This lot is the only land for sale in this desirable North Shore community at this time. The lot is almost eight-tenths of an acre, all flat and usable. Underground utilities and neighborhood covenants are part of the appeal. The property is situated just across from the community pathway that takes you to Spreckelsville Beach, a great location for windsurfing and SUP. Kanaha Beach Park, Baby Beach, Sugar Cove and Maui Country Club are just a short ride down the bike path. Paia town’s shops and restaurants are a five minute drive. Kahului’s shopping, movie theaters, performing arts center and medical facilities are ten minutes or less from your front door.
This great Spreckelsville lot is now offered for $749,000. Check out the Spreckelsville Lot with Beach Access listing page for more photos and information. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to discuss the property or to arrange a tour of the lot and the neighborhood.