Jesse’s List–Maui’s Hottest Properties in Wailuku, Kīhei & Pā‘ia

November 25, 2015, 8:00 AM HST · Updated November 25, 7:01 AM
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Maui Now presents another real estate column in its “Jesse’s List: Maui’s Hottest Properties” series, 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 Coldwell Banker Island Properties and Keller Williams Realty Maui.

Luxury pick: 4933 Kahekili Highway, Wailuku. Photo courtesy RAM.

Luxury pick: 4933 Kahekili Highway, Wailuku. Photo courtesy RAM.

Luxury Pick
4933 Kahekili Highway, Wailuku
MLS # 366936
3Br/3Ba
Home 5,059 SF, Land 51 Acres
$6,500,000

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It is a little more that just a “slice of paradise.” It’s 51 acres worth of the Maui and currently, the only residential offering that comes with 50-plus acres and more than 3,000 SF of interior living space. It isn’t hard to see what makes this property special.

The Sea Horse Ranch is a 50-acre property perched above the cliffs of Wailuku with 360 degree views of the ocean, Moloka‘i, Kahului, Haleakalā and the West Maui Mountains.

Luxury pick: 4933 Kahekili Highway, Wailuku. Photo courtesy RAM.

Luxury pick: 4933 Kahekili Highway, Wailuku. Photo courtesy RAM.

After two years, this stunning remodel has integrated these views into the home with oversized windows, decks and the family room’s 15-foot sliding pocket doors, allowing for seamless entertaining inside and out.

Timeless Versailles travertine-patterned flooring transitions into the porcelain-wood tiled bedrooms. All three bedrooms enjoy vast ocean and mountain views.

The richly stained outdoor ipe hardwood decking flows into the dining and living areas, allowing for indoor and outdoor dining.

Luxury pick: 4933 Kahekili Highway, Wailuku. Photo courtesy RAM.

Luxury pick: 4933 Kahekili Highway, Wailuku. Photo courtesy RAM.

If the 13.5-foot ceilings don’t speak loudly enough, the solid ohia doors, koa kitchen cabinets, Sonos Sound System, Wolf range and Sub-Zero appliances will.

The house is nestled on the aquifer fingers of the West Maui Mountains, which is the source of the property’s healthy well water.

So, put the top down for a 20-minute drive from Wailuku and come visit this exceptional home along the newly paved Kahekili Highway.

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Island Properties (P).

Investor's pick: Waiohuli Beach Hale, Unit 125, Kīhei. Photo courtesy RAM.

Investor’s pick: Waiohuli Beach Hale, Unit 125, Kīhei. Photo courtesy RAM.

Investor’s Pick
Waiohuli Beach Hale, Unit 125, Kīhei
MLS #367096
1Br/1BA
592 SF, Fee Simple Beachfront Vacation Rentable Condo
$369,000

Waiohuli Beach Hale is a hidden gem on a sandy beach in South Kīhei. It is one of the few beachfront condos in Kīhei that is not set directly on South Kīhei Road. Less road noise and the convenience of having grocery, restaurants and shopping all within a block make this a great location.

Investor's pick: Waiohuli Beach Hale, Unit 125, Kīhei. Photo courtesy RAM.

Investor’s pick: Waiohuli Beach Hale, Unit 125, Kīhei. Photo courtesy RAM.

The complex is quaint, quiet and the two-story construction is a nice change of pace from the larger condo complexes in the area. (Concrete, two-story construction is almost non-existent these days.) One-bedroon units will typically rent for $115 to $125 per night and occupancy is consistently above 60%.

This downstairs unit is one of the closest to the beach; it stays cool with the trade winds blowing straight through the unit.

Investor's pick: Waiohuli Beach Hale, Unit 125, Kīhei. Photo courtesy RAM.

Investor’s pick: Waiohuli Beach Hale, Unit 125, Kīhei. Photo courtesy RAM.

The complex is a short stroll to shopping and restaurant, and a short drive to world-class dining, shopping and golf in Wailea.

The unit was beautifully renovated two years ago with a modern kitchen, including stainless steal appliances, granite counter tops, and an upgraded bathroom sink and vanity. It also has a large, 60-foot solar heated pool, agas barbecue, shuffleboard and beautiful grounds.

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Island Properties (S).

Primary residence pick: 24 Nihi Place, Pā‘ia. Photo courtesy RAM.

Primary residence pick: 24 Nihi Place, Pā‘ia. Photo courtesy RAM.

Primary Residence Pick
24 Nihi Place, Pā‘ia
MLS #366978
3BR/3BA,
1,464 SF Home
400 SF Covered Lānai
$650,000

This home is one of only three active listings in the heart of Pā‘ia and the only listing in town over 1,200 square feet.

Primary residence pick: 24 Nihi Place, Pā‘ia. Photo courtesy RAM.

Primary residence pick: 24 Nihi Place, Pā‘ia. Photo courtesy RAM.

Built in 1999, large room sizes, granite counters, a large bathroom, a walk-in master closet, laundry room, extra storage, pantry, two-car garage, lawn sprinklers and large yard are just some of the many features of this wonderful property. The two-car garage is oversized with lots of extra storage room. The solar water heater system will bring down your electric bills.

The home is close to Ho‘okipa Beach Park, Pā‘ia Town, Upcountry schools, incredible restaurants, shopping, market and gorgeous beaches. The home will be sold fully furnished.

Primary residence pick: 24 Nihi Place, Pā‘ia. Photo courtesy RAM.

Primary residence pick: 24 Nihi Place, Pā‘ia. Photo courtesy RAM.

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Maui.

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