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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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Kapalua MauiThis year, as more of us work from home and shelter in place, people are starting to rethink what they want in a home and where they want to live.  The focus now is on homes with spacious yards, pools, and flexible spaces that can be used for offices, gyms and classrooms.  There is a shift away from busier cities and high-density areas to more rural settings.

As more Americans are reevaluating the four walls they live in, they are also starting to make changes in where they live.  With telecommuting, many are realizing that they can work anywhere, and living and working on Maui is becoming a reality instead of a dream.  Maui is known for its natural beauty, relaxed way of life, and the aloha spirit of its residents.

Having grown up here, one of my

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by Heidi Dollinger, R(B)

For those searching for the Maui sunshine and mythical West Maui sunsets, Maui Eldorado continues to be a popular retreat in the heart of Kaanapali. Located on over ten acres, Maui Eldorado features luxurious spacious floor plans, and a world-class location on the Royal Kaanapali Golf Course with access to beautiful Kaanapali Beach, just north of Black Rock.  

What we love about the Maui Eldorado:

The Maui Eldorado beach cabana

Owners and guests can call the front desk to be picked up by a golf cart for a short ride to the beach, where they can lounge at the property’s private beach cabana, one of the properties many amenities.  Maui Eldorado’s renovated ocean view pool deck is simply stunning.  The main pool is large enough for swimming laps, and

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Maui Travel Information  

Updated July 13, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the State of Hawaii implemented a 14-day quarantine for travelers which remains in effect until July 31, 2020. 

June 16, 2020: As Hawaii flattened the curve, the state lifted the quarantine for interisland travel for residents and visitors who have completed the 14 day quarantine.   The state implemented thermal screening and a stronger contact-tracing program.  Travelers are required to complete a new interisland travel form, which must be provided prior to travel--anyone who has not submitted the form or has a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to fly. For the forms and more information visit:  

September 1, 2020: In the wake of growing

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Market Spotlight and New Listing: Lahaina Shores

by Heidi Dollinger, R(S)

Lahaina Shores Condos for Sale

Lahaina Shores is a distinctive architectural landmark on the West Maui shoreline. This elegant seven-story building with a double colonnade entrance is the only directly beachfront condo resort in Lahaina.

Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the verdant backdrop of the West Maui mountains, Lahaina Shores consists of 199 units made up of studios, 1-bedroom units, and penthouse units.  Amenities include an oceanfront pool, whirlpool spa, and front desk. Condominium units are individually owned, and owners can be a part of the onsite vacation rental management program operated by Destination Hotels, or vacation-rent their units through a private management program of

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Maui Travel Information  

In response to COVID-19, the State of Hawaii implemented a 14-day quarantine for travelers.  Initially, this included those traveling interisland, as well as those arriving to the state both internationally and from the mainland US.  As the number of cases has dropped within the state, the government lifted the interisland quarantine starting on June 16, 2020.  The quarantine remains in effect for mainland/international travelers to the state until July 31, 2020.  

The state requires intersisland travelers to complete and submit a has a new travel form.  This must be provided prior to travel--anyone who has not submitted the form or has a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to fly. For the forms and more information

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Maui Property Tax Rates 2020-2021

Note: This article was updated on July 1, 2020

The Maui County Council approved the new property tax rates for the July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 Fiscal Year.

Traditionally, the lowest tax rate is for Homeowner, where this is their declared primary residence.  The highest tax rate remains the Time Share Classification.   Maui County assesses taxes based on the tax rate (usage/zoning) multiplied by the assessed value of the property.  The county assesses values each year based on the sales in the prior fiscal year.  Therefore, the assessed value will seldom line up with current market conditions.  For example, the 2020 rates were based on sales of similar properties from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

This is the

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