The Coconut Chronicles
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Volume CC XI, featuring Maui Acreage: The Coconut Chronicles
Aloha! Welcome to the twelfth edition of "The Coconut Chronicles"
presented by Billy and Pete Jalbert, Realtors for Jim Sanders Realty in
Paia, Maui. That’s right, it has been a year since we started publishing
the Chronicles. For our one year anniversary, we have an article about
ten great things about living on Maui. We also have a profile on the Ka’anapali
area on the west side of Maui and this month’s.
Billy and Pete’s picks looks at Big Parcels of Land for sale on
Each month The Coconut Chronicles presents some properties
that may be intriguing to you. There are literally hundreds of active listings
to choose from. Our goal is to provide you with a snapshot of some properties
that may be right for you! This month we are focusing on big parcels of land
available on Maui. If you are looking for a parcel of land that will accommodate
a big estate, a piece of land that may have subdivision potential or a place where
you could start a farm, these are some of your best bets currently on the market.
Billy has a new listing with 20.5 acres on the ocean side of
Hana Highway. The property has three water meters and great views. It
is well suited for an estate property or there may be subdivision potential.
Buyers are encouraged to do their own due diligence.
This beautiful property is listed for $2,250,000. For more information
or to set up a showing, contact
Kaupo is a beautiful and remote area on the South Side of Haleakala. Parcels
of land are rare offerings in this area. This long and narrow lot offers
over 13.88 acres and boasts beautiful views of the ocean. This property
offers an interesting opportunity for an off the grid retreat property.
This property is listed at $585,000. The Maui Real Estate Team may represent
you as buyer’s agents.
East Maui Vacant Land
Nahiku is situated on the Northeast flank of Haleakala and Maui. The area
is lush with a rugged and beautiful coastline. This parcel is 17.95 acres
with 1,538 feet of oceanfront. The acreage has ocean vistas from wide
open grassy flatlands, rugged cliffs and secluded bays. Electricity is
being brought to property and a water meter from a private water system
is in place. If purchased in combination with an adjacent 57 acre parcel
there could be a total of 74.95 acres.
The 17.95 acre parcel is listed for $2,495,000. The 57 acre non oceanfront
parcel is listed for $1,195,000. The Maui Real Estate Team may represent you
as buyer’s agents.
This beautiful parcel of rolling pasture land includes over 24 acres.
It has a single water meter. The seller will provide the buyer with a
preliminary subdivision map. Buyer is encouraged to do their own due diligence
on subdivision potential.
The parcel is listed for $2,500,000. The Maui Real Estate Team may represent
you as buyer’s agents.
Honolua Ridge at Kapalua
Honolua Ridge is the newest luxury development in Kapalua. This beautiful
area boasts views of Honolua and Mokuleia Bays. There are also spectacular
views of the neighboring island of Molokai. Kapalua is a world class resort
boasting some of the best golf in the United States as well as numerous
amenities. There are two lots available in Honolua Ridge with over 15
acres. They are listed at $1,900,000 and $2,800,000 respectively. These
are great lots for people looking for their own private estates. The Maui Real Estate Team may represent you as buyer’s agents.
Please note that this article was originally published in October of 2005. Most of these listings are no longer available for purchase. Contact us for a market overview of properties available with significant acreage on Maui.
Whether it is big acreage or a smaller parcel of land, Maui has options.
Check out MauiRealEstate.com for more listings of Maui
Land for Sale.
Maui Moments: Ten Great things about Living
Over the last year, I have highlighted a few of the many memorable activities
/ moments available to those of us who live on Maui. The following list
touches on previous issues and some other great aspects and activities associated
with life on Maui.
About an hour before the sun sets into the Pacific, the light in Maui takes
on a magical glow. It is unlike anyplace I have lived. The light is soft
and golden and you can feel your body begin to wind down and relax. Haleakala’s
western flank lights up as the shadows grow long in the central valley.
As the golden light fades on land, the small puffy clouds carried by the
trade winds begin their own show. Yellows, oranges, pinks reds and purples
fill the sky. These magical displays seem to draw out longer than when you
would anticipate. As one layer of clouds fades to grey and purple another
lights up in brilliant hues until finally all that is left is a faint orange
glow to the west and the first stars of twilight.
Trade winds bring trade showers which keep the windward portions of the
island lush and green throughout the year. The quick and intermittent nature
of trade showers also ensures a plethora of rainbows. These short lived
displays come in all shapes and sizes. From the faintest hints of rainbows,
to massive double rainbows to the elusive moonbow, it is a fairly regular
occurrence to see the offspring of sun and shower lighting up our skies.
3. The Upcountry
When someone on the mainland thinks of Maui, they might think of beautiful
beaches, rainbows, lush foliage or a cascading waterfall. One of the most
beautiful parts of Maui is one of its less renowned areas. The West Flank
of Haleakala also known as the Upcountry is an area of rolling hillsides,
cooler temperatures and small communities. An ideal climate makes it the
island’s breadbasket and has led to growing agribusiness. A number
of these businesses offer great off beat and off the beaten path attractions
to the public like the Tedeschi Vineyard, Surfing Goat Dairy and Ali’i
Kula Lavender Farm. If the climate doesn’t entice you, the views
might. Situated on the side of Haleakala, Upcountry Communities have commanding
views of the West Maui Mountains Central Maui, the South Maui Coast and
Maui’s North Shore.
“Thank God for Hana!” is a popular bumper sticker. Island
visitors and residents are quick to agree with this mantra. Separated
from the rest of the island by a long winding road, Hana’s isolation
has led to its preservation as a bastion of old Hawaii. Life just seems
to slow down on this beautiful stretch of coast on the east side of Maui.
The rugged coastline has a number of small and exotic beaches. There are
red sand beaches, black sand beaches and salt and pepper colored beaches.
Great hiking takes you to remote waterfalls and swimming holes. The lush
foliage makes the area a true tropical paradise.
Hana’s beaches are some of the most unique and beautiful on island,
but they are just a small number of the vast array of beaches that have
made Maui famous world wide. Every year Dr. Stephen Leatherman a.k.a “Dr.
Beach” rates the best beaches in America. He first started rating
the beaches in 1991 and Maui’s Kapalua Beach came out on top. Since
that very first poll, Maui Beaches have been a fixture on the best beach
lists. Regardless of your tastes, there is a beach on Maui that meets
your needs. If you are looking for a long walk Sugar Beach along Ma’alaea
Bay or Baldwin Beach in Spreckelsville are great choices. If you are looking
for places to swim and snorkel there are a dozen or more great spots in
South and West Maui. If you are looking to people watch, it is hard to
beat Ka’anapali and Makena’s Big Beach. If you are looking
for a place to go au natural, there is always Makena’s Little Beach.
If you are looking for quiet secluded beaches, I won’t spill the
beans in terms of locations, but they are out there for those that are
willing to explore.
6. The Pacific Ocean
While it is always great to feel the sand between your toes on Maui’s
beaches, nothing beats the sensation of floating in the warm waters of
the Pacific. These blue waters are Maui’s great playground. The
options are endless from the serene to the extreme. Snorkeling, swimming,
kayaking and scuba are all more placid ways to play in the waters of Maui.
There is outstanding deep sea fishing, spear fishing and surf casting
for anglers, or spectacular whale watching for those who would prefer
to observer Maui’s spectacular marine life. For those that are looking
for great exercise and the camaraderie of a team sport, Maui boasts some
of the best outrigger Canoe teams in Hawaii. If you are looking for more
hair-raising ocean adventures, Maui offers plenty of options. The North
Shore of Maui has been one of the epicenters of windsurfing since the
eighties. If anything, Maui residents are innovative in their ways of
having fun. It did not take long for the sport of kite boarding or kite
surfing to take off on the island. In the nineties, surfers looking to
find less crowded waves created the sport of tow surfing. Not only are
tow surfers able to beat the crowds they could also tackle the much larger
waves of Hawaii’s outer reefs. Peahi or Jaws on the North Shore
has gained notoriety as the biggest wave in the world. In an attempt to
ride even bigger waves, some of Maui’s more renowned watermen have
taken to the otherworldly sport of foil boarding. This entails riding
a board that floats above the water’s surface by way of a foil.
Regardless of the implements they choose to play in the ocean, Maui residents
are lucky to have hours of fun available and a beautiful setting at their
7. The Neighbor Isles
If you are ever looking for a quick getaway off the island, you don’t
have to leave Maui County for a complete change of pace. The islands of
Lanai and Molokai are a short ferry ride away from Lahaina Harbor. Molokai
is Hawaii’s least developed island with one stoplight. If you are
looking for resorts and lots of amenities, you are best suited to stay
on Maui. If you are looking for a place with natural beauty and a lot
of peace and quiet, Molokai is a great get away. Lanai might be a good
choice for those looking for amenities or a romantic getaway. There are
two great resorts on the island. Koele Lodge is set in the Upcountry area
of Lanai. The area is cool and forested with good hiking and great golf
at the Experience at Koele. The amenities are top of the line. Manele
Bay is an amazing oceanfront resort. As with Koele, Manele offers world
class golf at the Challenge at Manele.
You might wonder what Slippahs or flip flops might have to do with the
rest of this list. Slippahs to me are symbolic of the more casual lifestyle
that Maui affords. I have not worn close toed shoes since my last trip
to the mainland in October of last year. Its hard to beat a place where
throwing on a pair of khakis and an Aloha shirt constitutes formal wear.
On a broader level, life tends to be more relaxed and less frenetic from
the rest of the country and much of the western world. I find stress levels
lower and life in general to be more pleasant.
9. The MACC
While Maui is a small island, it is graced with tremendous culture. The
heart of the cultural activities on island is the Maui Arts and Cultural
Center also known as the MACC. Whether it is Hawaiian Culture like the
Slack Key Guitar Festival or the International Conference on Hula, or
world renowned performers, the MACC is constantly hosting events that
enrich the lives of the people of Maui. The venue itself is world class.
The 1,000 seat Castle theatre offers the best acoustics in Hawaii. The
A and B amphitheater can host up to 5,000 for outdoor concerts in a beautiful
setting. It is a pretty special place to take in a concert with palm trees
swaying and the West Maui Mountains looming in the background. The Schaefer
Gallery is Maui’s one and only museum quality gallery and features
artists from all over Maui, Hawaii and the world. The MACC is also a focal
point for the great movies brought to us through the Maui Film Festival.
This festival brings weekly showings of high quality domestic and international
films, a holiday film festival that features some of the leading contenders
for the year’s Oscars and a June festival hosted at the MACC and
the Wailea Resort. The June Festival brings some of Hollywood’s
brightest stars for tributes, parties and screenings of a variety of films.
Aloha is a word known most often as a greeting, but its definition goes
far beyond hello and goodbye. It is a word that can describe love, kindness,
charity and generosity. One of Hawaii’s gifts to the world is the
aloha spirit or the kindness and giving towards others. While Maui and
Hawaii in general have experienced considerable western influence, the
spirit of aloha is still alive and well. It is manifested in many ways.
Sometimes you see it when a car stops to let you cross the street. Sometimes
it is just a smile and a wave from a stranger. Regardless, there is a
greater sense of warmth and community still evident in the islands.
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