Maui Real Estate & Lifestyle News

New to Market: Alaeloa 30, Napili, Maui

Alaeloa is one of Maui's hidden gems.  Behind the gates, off the Lower Honoapiilani Road, this small community is nestled along the Napili coastline.  With just 42 residences, a mix of free-standing cottages and duplexes, on 13 acres, this oceanfront enclave is reminiscent of the Maui of my childhood...the cottages are a nod to the Plantation Style of architecture, and the seaside pool is surrounded by a mango grove.  Owners have the ability to store kayaks and paddleboards, and the small bay is often home to turtles.  

When I met the owners of Alaeloa 30 and saw it for the first time, my eye was immediately drawn to the view.  The large lanai offers a vantage point that stretches down the coastline to

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Kapalua Condos for Sale

Kapalua Condominium Sales: 2021 Year End Report

Kapalua is home to several different condominium communities, with offerings ranging from one to four-bedroom condominiums.  The Kapalua Bay Villas, Kapalua Ironwoods, The Coconut Grove on Kapalua Bay, the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay and the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Residences are all oceanfront properties nestled along the Kapalua Resort's spectacular shoreline.  The Kapalua Ridge Villas and Kapalua Golf Villas both are located on the Kapalua Bay Course with ocean and golf course views.

Key Figures for Kapalua Condo Sales in 2021 by Complex

Key Stats Coconut Grove The Ironwoods Kapalua Bay Villas Kapalua Golf Villas Kapalua Ridge Villas Montage Residences Ritz-Carlton
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Market Spotlight: Montage Residences Kapalua Bay

Montage Kapalua Bay Condos for Sale

Since being rebranded the Montage Residence Kapalua Bay in 2014, sales at the property have soared and 2021 is no exception. 

When originally developed as a Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences in 2008, the property was comprised of 84 wholly-owned three and four-bedroom residences, some of the largest condominiums available in West Maui.  These residences are known as the Grand Residences, and are located in buildings 1, 2, 5 and 6, have three and four bedrooms, and ranged from 2,789 to 4,055 sq. ft. 

The development also included 62 smaller two and three-bedroom residences that were offered as 1/12 ownership located in buildings 3 and 4.  When rebranded as the Montage Residences, all developer

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Market Spotlight: Wailea Beach Villas

Wailea Beach Villas for Sale

The boutique condominium property at Wailea Beach Villas is one of Wailea's most desirable communities.  The Wailea Beach Villas is a gated community with 99 residences in 9 buildings situated on 10.7 acres.  The hotel zoning allows vacation rentals, which makes it a popular option for owners that want to offset their operating expenses when not in residence.  The spacious residences combined with a variety of amenities and tropically landscaped grounds accented by tiki torches have garnered awards and accolades from Conde Nast, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, and Trivago.  Guests have access to two pools, a fitness center, a business center, billiards and game room, concierge service, and one of Maui's most

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Maui Real Estate StatisticsEach month, the Realtor's Association of Maui publishes updates on the Maui real estate market.

Along with the rest of the country, Maui's real estate market has been far more active than last year during the pandemic.  

The report notes "New Listings increased 2.9 percent for Single Family homes and 9.4 percent for Condominium homes. Pending Sales increased 14.0 percent for Single Family homes and 18.1 percent for Condominium homes. Inventory decreased 51.3 percent for Single Family homes and 81.4 percent for Condominium homes.

Median Sales Price increased 16.0 percent to $989,000 for Single Family homes and 29.3 percent to $725,000 for Condominium homes. Days on
Market increased 3.6 percent for Single Family homes but decreased 42.6 percent for

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Market Spotlight: Montage Residences Kapalua Bay

Montage Kapalua Bay Condos for Sale

Since being rebranded the Montage Residence Kapalua Bay in 2014, sales at the property have soared and 2021 is no exception. 

When originally developed as a Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences in 2008, the property was comprised of 84 wholly-owned three and four-bedroom residences, some of the largest condominiums available in West Maui.  These residences are known as the Grand Residences, and are located in buildings 1, 2, 5 and 6, have three and four bedrooms, and ranged from 2,789 to 4,055 sq. ft. 

The development also included 62 smaller two and three-bedroom residences that were offered as 1/12 ownership located in buildings 3 and 4.  When rebranded as the Montage Residences, all developer

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Kapalua's Oceanfront Condominiums: the Coconut Grove Kapalua Bay, Kapalua Bay Villas, Kapalua Ironwoods, Montage Residences Kapalua Bay, and the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kapalua

Kapalua Condos for Sale

For prospective buyers of luxury oceanfront condominium residences in the Kapalua Resort there are several options that are directly oceanfront: the Coconut Grove on Kapalua Bay, Kapalua Bay Villas, The Ironwoods, the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay, and the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua .  There are some very important differences:

  Coconut Grove Kapalua Bay Villas Kapalua Ironwoods Montage Residences Kapalua Bay The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
Number of Private Residences  36 141 39* 112 107
Buildlings  9 27 10 6 1
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Alaeloa: Napili, Maui, Market Update

Alaeloa Maui

Alaeloa is truly one of my favorite properties and one of Maui's hidden gems...an enclave of just 42 single and duplex residences on 13 acres, this private, gated community is situated on a private oceanfront cove in Napili.  Through a large mango grove there is direct access to a crescent beach and the surf break at Little Makaha.  Overlooking the bay, there is a recreation area for owners including a large heated saline pool, a Pavilion with kitchen, bathrooms and showers, and kayak storage. 

Alaeloa Real Estate Market Overview for 2021

Current Listings*: 1 Pending
Price Range: $1,295,000 Leasehold
Sales YTD:  6
Sales Range: $1,175,000 to $3,500,000 Leasehold
Sales Volume: $12,705,000
Average Sales Price:

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Pineapple Hill, Kapalua, Maui: Market Update, November 2021

Pineapple Hill Kapalua homes for sale

 

About Pineapple Hill:

Pineapple Hill is one of the resort's most popular residential communities, with a coveted location in the heart of the Kapalua Resort.  Originally developed as 99 homesites, the first phase is comprised of homes on lots of approximately a quarter acre, although there are six larger homes built on two or three contiguous lots.   There are currently 85 homes and 7 undeveloped lots in Phase 1.

In 2001, 31 homesites in Pineapple Hill Estates were annexed into the development.  Known as Phase 2, this seciton of Pineapple Hill is comprised of lots approximately a half an acre in size.  There are 27 homes and 4 undeveloped lots in Phase 2.

Pineapple Hill and

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Maui Real Estate Statistics September 2021

Each month, the Realtor's Association of Maui publishes updates on the Maui real estate market.

Along with the rest of the country, Maui's real estate market has been far more active than last year during the pandemic.  

The report notes "Nationwide, existing home sales were down slightly in August, falling 2%after two consecutive months of increases, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The decline in existing home sales coincides with rising sales prices, which have continued to soar into fall, with the median sales price of existing homes up 14.9% compared to last year. Declining affordability has had a significant impact on homebuyers, many of whom have been priced out of the market and are choosing to wait for sales prices to

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