Maui Real Estate & Lifestyle News

Masters at Kaanapali Hillside: Residence 2203

The Masters at Kaanapali Hillside has long been one of Maui's most desirable condominium communities.  Nestled along the Kaanapali Kai course, the low-density development is comprised of 200 one, two and three-bedroom residences on close to 38 acres.

The owners of Masters 2203 have thoughtfully reimagined the interior, creating a clean, modern, yet warm space. 

French Oak floors create a light backdrop for the living spaces. Furnishings and Decor were sourced by the designer from Restoration Hardware, Serena and Lily, and other high-end purveyors. 

Masters at Kaanapali Hillside

The kitchen has been reconfigured, opening to the living room.  The gracious island seats six, and a clever design allows for both additional

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Pineapple Hill, Kapalua, Maui: Market Update

Pineapple Hill Home for Sale

The view from 504 Pacific Drive, Pineapple Hill, Kapalua.  This gracious 3B/3B home is listed at $2,495,000

About Pineapple Hill:

Nestled on the leeward side of the Kapalua Resort, Pineapple Hill is a popular residential community.  The first phase is comprised of homes on lots of approximately a quarter acre, although you do see larger homes built on two or more contiguous lots.  In 2001, Pineapple Hill Estates was annexed into the development and is comprised of lots approximately a half an acre in size.

Owners in Pineapple Hill enjoy a community pool, tennis and pickleball courts, and beautifully landscaped grounds.

Pineapple Hill Market Overview: How has the Market Changed?


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The Kapalua Ironwoods: Oceanfront Living on Maui

Kapalua Ironwoods for Sale

Why we love it

Nestled along the Kapalua coastline overlooking Oneloa Bay and the Kapalua Bay Course, the Kapalua Ironwoods is a hidden gem. Tucked behind the gates is a small community of just 10 buildings with 39 private residences.  A pedestrian gate allows direct access down to the white sandy beach at Oneloa Bay.  Onsite amenities include a tennis court, gym, pool and hot tub.

What's close by

In addition to the beach at Oneloa Bay, Kapalua is home to some of Maui's best beaches: the iconic Kapalua Bay which is great for snorkeling, the long stretch of sand at D.T. Fleming, and the beach at Slaughterhouse.  For those that love snorkeling and surfing, Honolua Bay.  The Kapalua Resort is

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Traveling to Maui?

Here are Guidelines for Travelers to Maui with the new Pre-Testing travel program.  Travelers will need to test with state approved partners:  View approved testing partners as this is being updated as new testing protocols are made available.

Guidelines for Traveling to Maui

What Can I expect?  Travel Testing Protocol Explained

For those coming to Maui, you must register for the Safe Travels online program at and create an account. 

Pre-travel testing enables travelers to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested within 72 hours before their flight to Hawaii departs with an FDA approved nucleic acid amplifications test (NAAT) and can show proof of the negative test result.  

The State of Hawaii will only

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As Maui prepares to welcome visitors back on October 15, 2020 with a new pre-travel testing protocol, several businesses are reopening or adjusting their hours to accommodate more visitors and guests. 

The following is an update on the Montage Kapalua Bay, Kapalua Golf and Tennis, and area restaurants that have made information available.  





The Montage Kapalua Bay will welcome back owners and guests on October 15, 2020.  View Residences for Sale at the Montage Kapalua Bay


The Spa Montage will open with reduced hours from 7am - 5pm daily.  This applies to Club Members, Montage Residents, and Montage Resort

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Hawaii Pre-travel Covid testing

Hawaii begins its long-awaited Pre-Travel Testing Program on October 15, 2020.  This will allow those with a valid negative test result to fly to Hawaii and be exempt from the current 14-day quarantine for trans-pacific arrivals.  

  • As an alternative to quarantine, a traveler must produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test no earlier than 72-hours prior to their flight arrival in Hawai‘i
  • All travelers are required to have temperature checked and complete a health & travel questionnaire
  • All travelers must either pre-test or go into 14-day quarantine upon arrival to the state
  • FDA-approved NAAT tests, processed by a CLIA-certified laboratory are the only types of coronavirus tests currently approved.  This may change as new testing
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The Summit, Kaanapali, Maui

407 Wekiu: Live in Paradise

Kaanapali Summit Home for Sale

407 Wekiu is nestled into the hills of the Summit, a gated community within the Kaanapali Golf Estates.

This immaculate home features stunning panoramic ocean and outer island views, and has been extensively upgraded by the current owners with over $300,000 in improvements.  The updates were chosen with great attention to detail and thoughtfulness as to how the home flows and functions.

Downstairs, the bedrooms were tiled with Art Elegant Plank Noce porcelain tile (wood grain) floors (both downstairs bedrooms) to avoid damage from pool traffic, while Mahogany wood floors were installed in the Master Bedroom. The closets were customized with built-ins that were designed to maximize

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1437 Front Street, Lahaina: Maui Oceanfront Home for Sale

Get away from it all...imagine waking up to the sound of the ocean every morning.  The water is at your doorstep....swim, paddleboard, surf, kayak, and snorkel, or sit on the shaded lanai and read while listening to the gentle waves.  Enjoy Maui's spectacular sunsets, and in the winter, watch whales go by.

This charming oceanfront home was renovated with an emphasis on light, creating an airy abode with a beachy, boho-chic feel.  Located at the North end of Front Street, it is a quiet spot, yet close to beaches, restaurants and shops.  Historic Lahaina town has long been a favorite of locals and visitors alike, a small vibrant town with an active harbor and probably one of the sweetest

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Spotlight on Kahana Sunset

By Heidi Dollinger, R(B)

Kahana Sunset Condos

On a pristine sandy beach cove on Keonenui Bay, Kahana Sunset is one of West Maui’s best kept secrets. This property attracts owners and guests looking for a smaller resort experience.  On 4.5 oceanfront acres, there are 80 units total, both one and two-bedroom floor plans.  The property has been a favorite spot for returning vacation guests who book Kahana Sunset year after year.  Split A/C systems are permitted, and many units have been upgraded with air-conditioning.  Some units have covered parking, and there are both single level and townhouse style floor plans.

Kahana Sunset Amenities and Features:

  •        Heated Pool
  •        Kids wading pool
  •        Oceanfront BBQ’s
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Maui Travel Information


In response to COVID-19, the State of Hawaii implemented a 14-day quarantine for travelers which remains in effect until October 1, 2020.

As of September 1, 2020, all travelers will be required to complete the Safe Travels Application prior to travel to Hawaii on  The form collects health and travel information, with the goal of making travel safer and help with quarantine enforcement and contact tracing.  Please note: all travelers must have an email address--those without one will need to create one to comply with quarantine requirements.

The hope is to move toward a new pre-travel testing protocol, whereby travelers arriving from out of state who receive a valid negative PRC diagnostic test within 72

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