December 2016

Found 9 blog entries for December 2016.

Maui Real Estate Market Update

Maui Real Estate Sales: Homes, Condominiums and Land Through November 2016

The November Maui County Real Estate Market Update is now available for your review.  The report details sales activity through November, 2016 as compared with that of the prior year.  

Maui's Real Estate Market: Active Listings

There is a slight increase in active listings, which is typical of this time of year as many Sellers in resort areas list condominium and residential properties when tourism levels (which bring prospective buyers) increase.

  Active Listings Average List Price Average Days on Market
All* 1,614 $1,625,081 220
Residential 484 $2,600,662 147
Condominium 822
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The Montage Residences Kapalua Bay | Market Update

The Montage Residences Kapalua Bay 

The Montage Kapalua Bay is situated on over twenty oceanfront acres overlooking one of Maui's most iconic beaches, Kapalua Bay.  Formerly the site of the Kapalua Bay Hotel, this incredible property was completed in 2009, offering some of the largest condominium residences in West Maui, ranging from three to four bedrooms, and 2791 to 4055 sq. ft.  

Montage Residences Kapalua Bay whole ownership residences are located in buildings 1, 2, 5 and 6, with fractional 1/12th ownership residences located in buildings 3 and 4.

Featured Listings: Spotlight on Residences 1205 and 5202

Montage 1205

Montage 1205: a private garden overlooking Kapalua Bay

Montage Residences

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The Kapalua Ridge Villas: Spotlight on Ridge villa 2221-2

A two bedroom, three bath condo for sale at the Kapalua Ridge Villas

Once in a while, you find a truly spectacular spot.  My advice to people looking for a second home will vary depending on your needs, but a guiding principle is that you should always try to find the best view as possible in a location you love--where you would really enjoy spending your time.

Kapalua Ridge Villa 2221-2

The View from Kapalua Ridge Villa to the Northeast: overlooking the Bay Course, Honolua Bay and the Plantation Course.

Ridge Villa 2221 is one of those properties--truly unique in that the views are unlike any that I've seen since starting to work in Kapalua back in 2000.  It has a unique vantage point, perched high on the

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Today, I came across an old blog post--I couldn't find the date, but know it's before 2013.  Unfortunately, as I've changed website platforms a few times now to adapt to new technology, the photos associated with this blog aren't active any more.  

However, I thought I'd share the post along with a photo I took of the Bay while flying over with a friend. Sometimes it's good to look back and remember the great days you have had with your dad, and a glimpse into his life long before you were born...I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Honolua Bay and Kapalua from the Air

"Each week, my father, Duke,  comes over for dinner.   It’s kind of our family thing.   When he arrived at our place yesterday afternoon, he could barely contain his excitement.   He’d seen the surf on the drive

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The Coconut Grove on Kapalua Bay: A Maui Real Estate Market Update, 2016

Coconut Grove Kapalua Bay

Kapalua Bay is one of Maui's most loved beaches, known for it's beautiful coral reef, calm waters, and perfect sandy crescent beach.  The much loved restaurant, Merriman's sits at the south end of the beach, on a rocky point that is a perfect spot to watch sunset at their very popular Happy Hour.  At the north end of the bay is the Montage Residences, Kapalua Bay, which is home to the Beach Club, a lovely little restaurant, pool and bar that is open to both Montage residents and guests, as well as Kapalua Club members.

Nestled between these two properties is the 10+ acre beach front enclave of The Coconut Grove on Kapalua Bay.  With just 36 condominium residences in 9

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Kapalua Ridge Villas: An Incredible Offering

Kapalua Ridge Villas Aerial View

Perched overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Oneloa Bay, the Kapalua Ridge Villas are known for their incredible views. Uniquely positioned in the heart of the resort, the Bay Course wraps around the Ridge Villas, providing a feeling of open space and enhancing the views. These spacious one and two bedroom condominium residences are sought after for both primary residents and second homeowners who wish to rent when not in residence.

Kapalua Ridge Villas 1521: New Price

One Bedroom/Two Baths, now offered at $920,000

Kapalua Ridge 1521 View

Kapalua Ridge Villa 1521: the view 

The owners of this stunning one bedroom villa spared no expense in it's renovation.  As the Ridge Villas were built in 1981, the owners worked

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Alaeloa: Short Term Rental Update

Alaeloa Bay Maui

Alaeloa is one of Maui's best kept secrets.  This secluded, gated community of just 42 residences is nestled along West Maui's shore complete with a mango grove and oceanfront pool. Built in 1964, this charming enclave of cottages and duplexes in a residential community, has been called the "Pebble Beach of the Pacific" and has been a much loved vacation destination over the years.  

Maui County defines anything under 180 days as a short term or a transient vacation rental, which is typically not permitted in Residential Districts. Enter the recent question of vacation rentals at Alaeloa:

Maui County Code allows for TVR's in residentially zoned planned developments consisting solely of duplexes or

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Maui County Vacation Rentals

Many prospective buyers of Maui real estate as a second home or residence often will ask about Short Term Rentals. After all, Maui is an idyllic spot and while most owners would like to spend all of their time here, obligations at home often limit their use of the property.

Kaanapali Beach on Maui


Maui County defines short term or what are commonly known as "vacation" rentals as anything less than 180 days, with rentals under 180 days allowed on properties located within what is defined as the Hotel District.

Many condominiums and subdivisions zoned in the Apartment, Agricultural or Residential districts, had rules and guidelines allowing short term rentals in their governing CC&R's

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The Kaanapali Alii: New Listing and Market Update

Kaanapali Alii - Kaanapali Beach

The Kaanapali Alii has long been one of Kaanapali's most sought after spots: these spacious condominium residences are situated on the beach in the heart of Kaanapali, close to shops and dining at Whaler's Village and golf at Kaanapali, along with onsite amenities including tennis, a beachfront BBQ pavilion, fitness center, spa and new pool gardens.

Kaanapali Alii 4-1002

Kaanapali Alii

Kaanapali Alii 4-1002 Lanai

This one bedroom two bath floor plan features a den, which is utilized as a second sleeping area.  Located on the 10th floor overlooking the tropically landscaped courtyard, 4-1002 is perfectly situated to take advantage of incredible beach and outer island views.  

Kaanapali Alii condo for saleKaanapali Alii 4-1002

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