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Jesse’s List: Maui’s Hottest Properties

October 22, 2015, 7:56 AM HST
* Updated October 23, 8:40 AM
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Jesse W. Wald,'s new contributing writer, shares his real estate picks of the week.

Jesse G. Wald,’s new contributing writer, shares his real estate picks of the week.

Maui Now presents the first in its series of “Jesse’s List: Maui’s Hottest Properties,” MLS listings selected by contributing writer Jesse G. Wald, a real estate, architecture and construction professional.

As a Realtor, he has firsthand knowledge about the island’s most sought-after properties for luxury buyers, investors and those looking for a primary residence on Maui.

The following are his picks of the week, courtesy of The Wailea Group LLC, Fine Island Properties LLC and Island Sotherby’s International.

3190 South Kihei Rd

3190 S. Kīhei Road, Wailea. RAM photo.

Luxury Pick
3190 S. Kīhei Road, Wailea
5Br / 7Ba 7,331 SF Beach Front

With only four true beachfront, single-family homes currently listed on the South Side of Maui, this new listing at 3190 S. Kīhei Road is a rare offering. Add the fact it was built in 2015, and this newly constructed residence becomes one-of-a-kind on today’s market compared to other South Maui beach homes. The exterior, interior and grounds are extremely impressive.

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3190 S. Kīhei Road, Wailea. RAM photo.


World-famous Keawakapu Beach, one of Maui’s most prestigious locations, is considered to have the finest weather and calmest surf on the island. Enjoy a magical Maui lifestyle featuring unparalleled inside-outside living in this high-quality, new, five-bedroom seven-bathroom home. Four of the five bedrooms are directly on the beach.

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3190 S. Kīhei Road, Wailea. RAM photo.


The property is 31,123 square feet with 130 feet of white sandy beach frontage. The residence consists of 9,843 square feet of total living area under-roof, 7,331 square feet of interior living area, 1,684 square feet of covered lānai and a 828-square-foot three-car garage.

Ceiling heights range from 9 feet to 23 feet, with steel framing for no interior columns and 100 micro pile footings embedded into bedrock. The exterior is all coral stone (no stucco) with mahogany trim, 8-inch custom copper gutters, slate roofing and PV solar.

Listing courtesy of The Wailea Group LLC.

96 Kawailani Cir

96 Kawailani Circle, Kīhei. RAM photo.


Primary-Residence Pick
96 Kawailani Circle, Kīhei
3Br / 2Ba 1,748 SF Single Family Home

At $405-per-square-foot, this Kīhei home falls right into the range of comparable properties in its neighborhood that have recently sold in the past six months. As one of only 20 homes listed in South Maui under $600,000, and in a highly desirable neighborhood, this location becomes an attractive option for first-time homebuyers or anyone looking for a primary residence on Maui.

96 Kawailani Circle, Kīhei

96 Kawailani Circle, Kīhei. RAM photo.

This home is an excellent value in Kīhei and the much sought-after Pi‘ilani Villages subdivision. It is well-maintained, bright and spacious three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with brand new GE kitchen appliances as of July of this year. New carpet in the great room combines the dining area, kitchen and living area, all with cathedral ceilings. The property boasts central air conditioning, a full-size garage for two vehicles and easy-care landscaping.

Its convenient location is near shops, restaurants and the highway, for easy access to the entire island.

Listing courtesy of Fine Island Properties LLC.

Investors’ Pick
Hale Mahina Unit, A302, Lahaina
1Br / 1 BA 690 SF Vacation Rentable Condo
$349,000 LH

Hale Mahina Unit A302

Hale Mahina Unit, A302, Lahaina. RAM photo.

With a high occupancy rate of over 80% and rental rates between $150 and $280 per night, this vacation rental unit provides a nice income. The property is lease hold, but is relatively stable, with an expiration date of 2048. The beachfront and ocean views from the lānai make this a desirable and easily rented unit.

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Hale Mahina Unit, A302, Lahaina. RAM photo.

Unbelievable ocean and Moloka‘i views from this rare and unique offering in one of West Maui’s best-kept secrets. With its own secluded white sand beach and wonderful pool and spa area, you’ll be more than content to spend your days playing and swimming in front of your new condo.

Hale Mahina is a boutique condominium featuring 64 units—all oceanfront. Rarely do units become available, as the property owners love these gems.

The unit is being offered fully furnished and turnkey in the vacation rental program.

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Hale Mahina Unit, A302, Lahaina. RAM photo.

Listing courtesy of Island Sotherby’s International.

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