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An Inside Look at the Kapalua Ironwoods

The west side community of Kapalua is more than a tourist attraction with its stretches of beaches and incredible views. It could also be your next home.
February 16, 2018

Maui’s west side community of Kapalua is more than a tourist attraction with its stretches of beaches and incredible views. It could also be your next home.

This is especially the case at the Kapalua Ironwoods. Here you will find a beautifully-designed property that provides owners with access to a swimming pool, jacuzzi spa, multiple tennis courts a weight room and more. This area will give you the privacy you desire with the luxury you’ve always craved.

And, of course, we can’t forget the views. The Ironwoods is home to some of the most incredible views in all of Maui. This area overlooks the calm waters of the Pacific with views of the nearby islands of Lanai and Molokai. It’s also located right along the flawless West Maui white sand beaches giving you easy access to  the warm Maui waters.

While the views are impeccable and the location is ideal, it’s the details of the home designs that will draw you in. These condos are known for their quality designs and aesthetics. Not only are they gorgeous, but they are also created in such a way that will make your space feel brand new. Many of these properties offer fully-furnished townhouses with expansive views of the nearby golf course. Others include a complete view of Molokai and even your own private pool! Simply amazing.

And talk about being close to all the action. The Kapalua area is positioned near incredible shopping and dining options. This neighborhood is close to many of the best restaurants in all of the island, including Merriman’s. We definitely recommend checking out their brunch menu by the way.

If the Ironwoods sounds like your type of place, visit my Kapalua Ironwoods page to see more of the listings currently available in this wonderful community.

If you’re in the market for a new luxury home on Maui, then let me be the realtor to help you. I know Maui like the back of my hand, and can help you locate your next piece of paradise in no time at all. Also, if you’re interested in learning more about Maui, check out my Maui info section and give me a call today. I can’t wait to help you find you next home here on Maui.

Experience Ulalena at the Maui Theater

Experience the remarkable tale of the island of Maui throughout history during a night at the Maui Theater watching the acclaimed Ulalena!
January 29, 2018

Experience the remarkable tale of the island of Maui throughout history during a night at the Maui Theater watching the acclaimed Ulalena!

Ulalena runs Monday through Thursday during the month of January and February, and tells the story of the birth, transformation and rebirth of the island. Using Hawaiian legend, traditional and modern dancing, and integrating moving lighting and more, Ulalena is one of the most sought-after happenings on Maui. The show not only entertains but also educates the audience about the creation of the island, the story of Polynesian wayfinders and the trials and effect of western contact. The show’s theme is really one about the circle of life and how Hawaiian culture and history has evolved over the years.

The name Ulalena is inspired by the Ulalena rain, which is featured throughout the performance. This rain is associated with the island of Maui and is mentioned in the Hawaiian chant of creation- the kumulipo. Ulalena is the reddish-yellow tinted drizzle that is revealed during twilight and concludes the show in the end. In beginning, Ulalena starts with a captivating performance explaining the catalyst for life for Hawaiian people using the beloved Polynesian plant known as taro. Later on, the talented artists and performers continue to grab your attention by weaving in Hawaiian legends and folklore that are explained through song, dance, chants and visuals.  From stories about Goddess Mo’o (lizards) and strong Hawaiian ali’i (royalty), to narratives about the Hawaiian Monarchy and the culture-to-date, Ulalena delivers Hawaiian history like you’ve never seen it before as it attempts to explore the relationships between people, nature, and mythology.

Described as a “must-see” by visitors and residents alike, the show has also received recognition from publications of clout. National Geographic has described Ulalena as a “stunning theatrical sensation” and was voted the “Best Live Show in Hawaii” by Hawaii Magazine in 2015. Many say there’s no other show like it, as it explores the life’s journey and the history and culture of Hawaiian people throughout time.

Doors open at 5 p.m. each evening. Ticket prices start at $59 for adults and $29 for children (kamaaina rates are available).  You may also purchase tickets for the new Ulalena Luau Dinner with award-winning Hawaiian food by Poi by the Pound. The Ulalena Luau Dinner menu includes Hawaiian-style kalua pork, barbecue teriyaki chicken, white rice, macaroni salad, mixed green salad, dinner rolls and dessert.

If you are looking for a dinner and a show near your new Kaanapali condo or Kapalua home, visit mauitheatre.com, the Lahaina Theater at 878 Front Street, or give them a call today at 808-856-7900 and purchase your tickets today.

Say Hello to Kapalua Place

Unparallelled exclusivity in beautiful Kapalua.
January 16, 2018

One of the most majestic things about Kapalua is its exclusivity. Amazing beaches, the best restaurants and golf courses, and stunning views of Lanai and Molokai all feel like amenities only Kapalua can provide. Say aloha to Kapalua Place – a gated community sporting the finest luxury homes on Maui, consisting of 8 properties spread across 10 acres and overlooking Oneola Bay. As far as exclusivity goes, it’s the only residential beachfront community in the area. Kapalua Place offers peace, seclusion, and above all luxury island living of the highest standard. Take a look at these four properties available and you’ll see why Kapalua Place ranks as one of Maui’s most sought-after neighborhoods.

6291 Honoapiilani Rd
You would be forgiven if you thought this was part of Kapalua Resort. Sitting atop the Alaelae Peninsula, this 3-acre home is a pure testament to casual island elegance. If the grand views of the Pacific aren’t enough, the tiki torches spread throughout the property will keep you enchanted by the culture. And, if the immaculately-designed kitchen doesn’t keep you occupied, the built-in grilling areas will have you cooking up your own luau-sized feast. The sweeping lanai will certainly be the dining area of your choice. Four bedrooms each with their own separate bathrooms and a spacious master bedroom, this, here, is your escape.

9 Kapalua Pl
Huge pillars, expansive lanais, and a pool that seems to unfold into the Pacific, you’ll certainly feel like the center of attention. Yours will constantly be diverted elsewhere. Both the first floor living area and the master suites on the second-floor come equipped with floor-to-ceiling pocket doors that provide gorgeous panoramic views. International architect Mary Philpotts designed this exquisite home. You can easily lose yourself in the property’s elegant design. Tiled floors and beige ceilings emphasize the beauty all around: the gently-swaying palm trees, the lush green of the land, and the deep blue of the ocean. The luxuriously finished 5-car garage is the cherries on top, though, let’s face it, with so much extravagance surrounding you, you just might want to stay.

7 Kapalua Pl
From glass railings, Mahogany hardwood floors, to its very own in-house theater and fitness room, this is a divinely modern realization of a luxurious Maui home. Marked by a showstopper of a living room opening its arms to the Pacific – a glorious amphitheater that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living. Outer stone walls and decadent flooring. The entirety of the home feels as if it’s been carved right out of the land. Master bedrooms echo the spacious extravagance with glass walls that’ll keep in constant contact with the Pacific. With a pool below so deep in its blue, you’ll feel as if you could swim right in.

3 Kapalua Pl
Designed by award-winning architect Jeffrey Long, this here is the pinnacle of Kapalua. A grand hall living room with balconies on opposite sides like a loving embrace, its exuberant luxury is welcome to all. Tiled floors give way to Ipe wood floors along with Sapele shutters and railings. This property pays homage to the resolve and spirit of Maui’s culture with, as always, a modern rendering. Its kitchen is magnificently designed, an island stovetop facing the Pacific bordered by onyx countertops. Bedrooms are a Zen-like dream, while the master bedroom comes equipped with a freestanding granite tub hand-carved from a single slab – a wonder so spa-like in its tranquility that, coming down the floating staircase fresh off a warm bath, will truly make you feel like you’re living on a cloud of luxury.

With so much extravagance to choose from, it’s take your pick at Kapalua Place. Contact me for a showing and we’ll find the perfect home that suits your luxurious lifestyle.

Blogs for February 2018

An Inside Look at the Kapalua Ironwoods

Posted on February 16, 2018

Maui’s west side community of Kapalua is more than a tourist attraction with its stretches of beaches and incredible views. It could also be your next home.

This is especially the case at the Kapalua Ironwoods. Here you will find a beautifully-designed property that provides owners with access to… Continue Reading

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