Jo Dorner

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Fly Above The Valley Isle

There is no better way to take in the island than from the air.
February 24, 2017

Fly Above The Valley Isle

Maui is the number one destination for people seeking a tropical getaway in paradise. The island is often referred to as “the valley isle.” Our valleys are lush with indigenous plants and teeming with wildlife. The island’s landscape can vary drastically depending on where you are and there is no better way to take it all in than from the air.

Luckily you don’t need a drone to experience Maui from the sky!Maui has many options for helicopter tours including Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Sunshine Helicopters and Air Maui. All are outstanding and have been around for many years.

Blue Hawaiian offers package tours of West Maui, West Maui & Molokai, Hana & Haleakala, the complete island, and Maui paired with the Big Island. Sunshine Helicopter does tours of Hana & Haleakala, West Maui with Hana & Haleakala and a Molokai Deluxe Tour. Air Maui offers tours of West Maui & Molokai, Hana & Haleakala and the entire island. If you have a special event in mind, all three companies do private charter tours. The destination is up to you!

West Maui, a common helicopter destination features Pu’u Kukui, home to 300 native plant species. It is the highest point on the West side at a height of 5,788 feet. Because much of this area is inaccessible, it can only be viewed from the sky! Here you can also discover the famous “Wall of Tears,” a steep cliff covered by at least 17 waterfalls deep in the mountains.

Of course, Haleakala, Maui’s resident volcano is a top destination. At 10,023 feet above sea level, it doubles the height of the West Maui Mountains, making it one of the world’s tallest mountains. This tour is often paired with Hana, a town isolated from the rest of the island with rugged coastlines, spectacular waterfalls and untouched nature.

Book today and treat yourself to extraordinary views of regal West Maui, Haleakala, pineapple plantations and even neighboring islands!

Property Spotlight: 100 Ridge Kapalua

Kapalua is the perfect place for a vacation condo or a second home.
February 10, 2017

Property Spotlight: 100 Ridge Kapalua

Kapalua is the perfect place for a vacation condo or a second home. The town is world renowned for its natural beauty and luxury living. The landscape is green and lush with plant life. Only in Kapalua can you see palm trees and Cook pine all in the same place. The area is slightly cooler than Lahaina and makes for a perfect place to relax.

This particular unit faces westward with a panoramic Pacific Ocean view. Residents can view sunrises and sunsets year-round. Kapalua is home to the whales during the winter season, making it the perfect place to whale watch. The building is located in a quiet cul-de-sac setting. The unit is on the very top floor offering not only a clear view, but also privacy.

This one-bed, two-bath unit has been professionally decorated and furnished with tropical Hawaiian charm. Tasteful features on the interior include koa wood and mahogany. The condo also comes with a surround sound system perfect for entertainment.

The Ridge complex features two amazing pools with a large recreation and covered barbecue area. A shuttle service is availableto take residents anywhere within the Kapalua Resort.In the center of Kapalua, residents are right next to several walking trails, as well as the ocean. The condo is in the center of Napili Bay, Oneloa Bay and Honokahua Bay providing several options for ocean fun.

Residents are also situated near Kapalua Zipline, Kapalua Tennis Garden and the Kapalua Plantation Golf Course. Within minutes are several fantastic restaurants featuring delicious food that is locally sourced. This includes Sansei, The Ritz-Carlton, Pineapple Grill, Merriman’s,Sea House and more.

Being an owner of a lovely condo within the Kapalua Resort is an incredible opportunity. It is truly one of the most elegant neighborhoods on the West side of the island. Contact Jo today for more information.

Property Spotlight - 500 Bay, Kapalua Bay Villas II

Imagine living in beautiful Kapalua where the sun is always shining and the grass is green.
February 03, 2017

Property Spotlight – 500 Bay, Kapalua Bay Villas II

Imagine living in beautiful Kapalua where the sun is always shining and the grass is green. Even better, the Pacific Ocean is right beyond your lanai. Kapalua is known for luxury living and this spectacular West Maui Villa is home to 16.45 acres of immaculately landscaped property. The property itself is about 1,000 square feet.

Kapalua Bay Villas is an oceanfront-gated community located within the Kapalua Resort, some of the most sought after property on Maui. The property includes heated pools, two tennis courts, a recreation area and outdoor BBQs. This unit has been completely renovated with central a/c, new mahogany cabinets and new mahogany doors on all closets. The unit will be sold furnished and comes with a large TV.

Kapalua is the perfect place to enjoy the splendor of Maui living. Watching a beautiful sunrise and cozy sunset, all from the home is a luxury like no other. The location is perfect for an array of activities including shopping, dining and outdoor activities. Shopping can be enjoyed nearby at Whalers Village. For fine dining visit Cane & Canoe, Merriman’s, Sea House or Pineapple Grill. The options are endless. Within a short walk is the famous Cliff House, overlooking stunning Namalu Bay. Kapalua Beach is also only a five-minute walk away. The Kapalua Coastal Trail is perfect for a leisurely morning walk to soak in the sun and crisp air.

Being an owner of a Kapalua Bay Villas property is a unique opportunity you won’t want to miss. The condos boast world-class facilities in the best location. This property is perfect for your getaway home or for a vacation rental investment. For more information on the properties available head to Jo’s Listings page. Otherwise, contact Jo today to reserve the 500 Bay Dr. property.

Blogs for February 2017

Fly Above The Valley Isle

Posted on February 24, 2017
Fly Above The Valley Isle

Maui is the number one destination for people seeking a tropical getaway in paradise. The island is often referred to as “the valley isle.” Our valleys are lush with indigenous plants and teeming with wildlife. The island’s landscape can vary drastically depending on where… Continue Reading

Property Spotlight: 100 Ridge Kapalua

Posted on February 10, 2017
Property Spotlight: 100 Ridge Kapalua

Kapalua is the perfect place for a vacation condo or a second home. The town is world renowned for its natural beauty and luxury living. The landscape is green and lush with plant life. Only in Kapalua can you see palm trees and Cook… Continue Reading

Property Spotlight - 500 Bay, Kapalua Bay Villas II

Posted on February 03, 2017
Property Spotlight – 500 Bay, Kapalua Bay Villas II

Imagine living in beautiful Kapalua where the sun is always shining and the grass is green. Even better, the Pacific Ocean is right beyond your lanai. Kapalua is known for luxury living and this spectacular West Maui Villa is home… Continue Reading

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