Lahaina, HI Real Estate News

By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Looking for something special to do on Valentine's Day?  At the Kapalua Spayou can enjoy the following specials (along with a yummy chocolate raspberry smoothie):Chocolate Body Scrub: 50 minutes, $115.  Full body exfoliation with a special blend of ‘awa and cacaoRose Facial: 50 minutes, $115.  The light aromatherapy of roses to cleanse, refresh, and moisturize.Swedish Indulgence Couples Massage: 50 minutes, $230 or 80 minutes, $340.  A massage for two in one of the outdoor hale.Call 808-665-8282 for more information. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is hosting two special Valentines Day dinners:The Banyan Tree:  Special four-course menu and limited regular menu.  $120 plus tax and gratuity per person.The Terrace: Special four-course menu.  $80 plus tax and gratuity per person.Call 808-669-6200...
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Last month, I had the opportunity to attend Pineapple Grill's Winemaker's Dinner with the owner of Landmark Winery, Michael Colhoun.  The food was some of the best I'd had on Maui, and I enjoyed listening to the family's history in winemaking. This month, Pineapple Grill welcomes the Mission Hill Winery on February 27th.  Anthony von Mandl, owner of this Okanagan Valley winery will be hosting the event.  The hors d'oeuvres for the reception include Curried Alaskan King Crab and Fuji Apple Salad and Warm Brie and Korean Pear, which compliment the 2007 Mission Hill Family Estate "Reserve" Pinot Gris. The four course dinner includes Guava Wood Smoked Scallops, paired with the 2006 Select Lot Collection Sauvignon Blanc, Pan Seared Moi, paired with the 2006 Select Lot Collection Chardonnay, ...
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Can a 10 year-old girl Save the World?  Well, maybe she can't save it, but she can change it.  One animal at a time.  My friend Stuart, a local police officer, told me about his daughter, Kaylee, who had started her own Retirement Stables here on Maui.  She came to him with an idea: she wanted to provide a safe place for animals that might otherwise face an uncertain future.  With her father's support and encouragement, Kaylee has taken in dozens of animals--horses, sheep, pigs, goats, and chickens.  In fact, employees of one of the local farms chipped in to purchase a goat that was going to be sold, so that they could bring it to Kaylee to ensure a long, happy retirement in West Maui.   Kaylee's father is as dedicated as she is, working extra shifts to supply the ever-expanding menager...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
Aloha Friday or we like to say Alojah Friday! Furlough Friday   Though the government offices were shut down and the gate was closed we still had a Foreclosure Friday on Maui Fair warning the following properties foreclosed on the island of Maui Hawaii. 715 South Kihei Road Kihei HI. 96753 Kihei Bay Surf unit #208 was foreclosed upon by the lien holder for $145,000.00 105 Kahana Nui Road, Kanapali, HI 96761 Kahana Ridge was foreclosed upon by the lien holder for $720,000.00 vacant land @ Pauwela 2.81 acres in Haiku was foreclosed upon by the lien holder for $1,489,369.90 118 Kupuohi Street Apt C-1 Lahaina, HI. 96761 commercial Plaza the emerald plaza 1127 square foot was foreclosed upon by the lien holder for $150,000.00    Jeffery B. Griffin Realtor® GRI ABR e-Pro Lucky We Live Hawaii ...
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
I am thrilled to have a sampling of recipes from Lahaina Grill featured on this month's Local Flavors.   Maui has many wonderful restaurants, and West Maui offers the lion's share.  We have everything from Pan-Pacific Cuisine to Local Mix Plate Restaurants, and everything in between.  You can dine beach side with your feet in the sand, or look over the Kapalua Resort from the spectacular location of the Plantation Clubhouse.  Lahaina Grill is my favorite place to celebrate any special occasion.  The service is always impeccable and the food amazing.  Proprietor Jurg Munch is sharing some of his favorite recipes with us:  Pupus include the Maui Onion and Sesame Seed Crusted Ahi, the Kona Lobster Crab Cake, the Reconstructed California Roll, and the Bufala Tomato Salad.  Deserts include t...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
Foreclosure Friday 01 21 2101 Fair Warning Aloha Friday 1. 245 Anamuli street, Kahului, HI 96732 Maui Lani was foreclosed upon by the lien holder for $386,400.00 2. 3200 Wailea Alanui Drive Wailea HI 96753 unit 905 Palms at Wailea was foreclosed upon by the lien holder for $549,000.00 3. 1299 Ulunio road Kihei HI 96753 unit 207 C was foreclosed upon by the lien holder for $315,601.06 4. 1 Alaluana Olinda Makawao Hawaii was foreclosed upon by the lien holder for $809,700.80 5. 68 Keoneloa Place Kahului, HI 96732 was foreclosed upon by the lien holder for $183,629.80 6. 28 Kua Place Lahaina HI 96761 was foreclosed upon by the lien holder for $527,935.88 7. 2747 South Kihei road Kihei Hawaii 96753 Kihei Shore condominium was foreclosed by the lien holder for $235,848.88 8. 480 Pio drive un...
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Kapalua Golf Villa 26T7 has just been reduced to $569,000. This one bedroom, one and a half bath townhouse style floorplan sits overlooking the 11th tee with ocean and resort views.  Recently renovated, the kitchen and baths have been upgraded to the Kapalua Villas Gold standard.  The kitchens and baths feature new cabinetry accented with granite countertops and new tile.  The tasteful furnishings typify island style design.  During the day, watch whales jump from the spacious lanai, and then take in Maui's spectacular sunsets in the evening. For more information, please visit www.GolfVilla26T7.com or contact me.
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By Scott Innes, Maui Living Team - eXp Realty
(eXp Realty)
Almost oceanfront in Napili, this home was completed in 2009 with 3 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Set on a 14,986 sq.ft. lot it has deeded view corridors to the ocean with privacy and outdoor living space. It is being offered at $5,200,000. Click on the following to view more photos of the property To preview all oceanfront homes for sale on Maui visit http://www.mauirealestateadvisor.com/Maui_Oceanfront_Homes
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Wishing everyone a Mele Kalikimaka from Kapalua, Maui! When I woke up this morning, I was awed by the bright and sunny day.  It's been a gorgeous week, but today everything seemed to sparkle!  I began thinking about all of my friends and family that can't be here, so I took a stroll through the resort and captured a few pictures of Christmas in Hawaii to share with you. Kapalua Bay                                                                                The Boardwalk at Oneloa Bay The Plantation Course, as we prepare for the SBS Championship: The Golf Academy                                                                                     Happy Holidays For those of you who'd like a little music to go along with it: Bing Crosby singing Mele Kalikimaka might get you in the mood....
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Kapalua's Plantation Estates: Homes for the Holidays The last week of the year signifies the beginning of our real estate season here in Kapalua, as visitors escape chilly winters in favor of bright sunshine and tropical beaches.  The SBS Championship (formerly the Mercedes Championship), is also a tremendous draw to the area, as this invitation only tournament begins the golfing season.  As Sellers begin to prepare for the season, it is not uncommon to see several new listings, and the Plantation Estates is no exception.  This week, three spectacular estate homes are now listed for sale ranging from $9,600,000 to $16,000,000.  All three are located in one of the most prestigious and sought after areas of the Plantation Estates, along the 18th fairway.  The reason these home sites are c...
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
I had the opportunity to stop by Duke's new Beach Houserestaurant at the Honua Kai Beach Resort.  It's a lovely open air dining, with a spectacular view.  The decor has a laid back, island casual style perfect for Maui.  The original Duke's is located on Waikiki, and is a part of TS Restaurants, famous here on Maui for local favorites like Hula Grill, Leilani's, and Kimo's.  I've heard that Duke's Beach House will be open for lunch starting the 15th, dinner on the 19th, and breakfast on the 21st!  Call 808-662-2900 for reservations.
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Kapalua Resort, Maui: Real Estate Update: The Kapalua Resort real estate market has definitely seen an upswing in activity.  Back in July, we were at about 47% of the sales volume of the same time that past year.  At the end of November, it was a difference of only 15%.  Counter-intuitively, the average sale price was also comparable to the same time in 2008.  While sales have been largely at the lower end of each market segment (Golf Villas for condos, Ironwoods for oceanfront, and Pineapple Hill homes), the sales of the Ritz-Carlton Residences and Mahana Estates helped to elevate this average.    Here are some highlights of the MLS activity in the Kapalua Resort looking back from the beginning of December 6: Active Listings: There are a total of 137 active listings in the resort, rang...
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Each year, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua kicks off the holiday season with a festive tree lighting ceremony.  It's one of my favorite events to attend, and draws visitors and kama'aina from across the island.  This year, the theme will be "At Home in the Islands."  The evening includes live entertainment, keiki hula dancers, and a visit from Santa Clause. The event is complimentary and will benefit the children of Maui's homeless resource center.  Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Makai LawnWhen: Friday, December 4, 2009 5:30 pm For those of you that won't be here on the fourth, don't worry-the beautiful lights stay up for the month of December, and make for a lovely evening stroll in the resort.   
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Each month, the Kapalua Spa has some wonderful specials.  Currently, they are offering a "Girlfriend's Getaway" package that sounds sublime.  The treatment array includes: Lomilomi Massage- 50 minutes Organic Ocean Facial- 50 minutes Deep Sea Indulgence Pedicure- 50 minutes Choice of Healthy Meal Complimentary upgrade on pedicure, unlimited smoothies, and a yoga class For more information on the specials at the Kapalua Spa, please call: 808-665-8282 or 1-866-941-KSPA.
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Attention all golfers!  You are cordially invited to join Luna Alums, along with friends and supporters of Lahainaluna a the Second Annual Maui Golf Tournament Fund Raiser for the Stadium Project.  The Lahainaluna Foundation has been working to build a stadium on the campus of Lahainaluna High School.  This school is the oldest West of the Mississippi, and has a tremendously loyal fan base, and the Luna's athletics programs are a big part of the West Maui community.    Where:  Ka'anapali Royal CourseWhen:  December 13, 20096:15 AM Registration/7:00 Shotgun  No partner, no problem.  Let them know and they'll team you up with another player.  Food and refreshments will be provided prior to play on the course.  Lunch and awards will take place following the round at Outback Steakhouse in L...
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By Barbara Potts
(Aloha Realty Group)
Top 10 Reasons to buy an aina nalu condominium now: •1.       You don't need a car!- Location, location, location - easy walking distance to Front Street in Lahaina Town, with shopping, restaurants/bars, harbor, dive shops, galleries, theatres/shows, library, banyan tree with frequent events/craft fairs, etc.   You can walk or ride a bike to any location downtown or to the bus stop one block away and not have to rent a car or spend money on gas! •2.       Gorgeous rooms with full kitchens, spacious stone showers, Bali-style furnishings, flat screen TV and air conditioning in each bedroom and living room and washer/dryer combination in each unit. •3.        Beautiful landscaping with lush foliage and tropical trees right outside your windows - it feels like a spa location tucked away in ...
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Kapalua, Maui: In preparation for the SBS Championship, the Plantation Course will be cart path only starting on Monday, December 14th.  Additionally for play on December 30 and 31st, the last tee time of the day will be at 12 noon.  The Plantation Course will be closed to all play, beginning Friday, January 1st.  The SBS Championship will take place January 4-10, 2010.  Approximately 34 PGA professionals will be competing for their share of a $5.6 million purse, and the first title of the 2010 season. Tickets are now on sale, and there are still a few pro-am spots available for those of you that want to spend a day with the pros.  Visit www.kapalua.com for more information.
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Kapalua Logo Sale: It's that time of year again!  For two decards, the Kapalua Logo has been one of the Kapalua Resort's best attended events.   Some Kapalua fans even plan visits to the island around it.  Stock up on logo wear, golf and tennis items, and more-discounts range from 50-70% on apparel and 30-50% off on golf hardware.  It's a great place to do your holiday shopping! Where:Hale Hokulani, aka "the cart barn" across from Kapalua Realty on Office Road. When:Friday, November 13th, 9-5Saturday, November 14th, 9-3
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By Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President, Live a Maui Life!
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Kapalua Resort and Maui Land and Pineapple: A New Direction for Maui Today Maui Land and Pineapple announced a new direction for both Maui Pineapple Company and Kapalua Land Company, operator of the Kapalua Resort: Pineapple:After 97 years of business here on Maui, Maui Pineapple Company will cease pineapple operations.  In spite of initiatives to focus on hybrid fruit, improved facilities and operational efficiency, MPC has lost $115 million in agriculture since 2002.  Most recently, the company had cultivated pineapple on nearly 2000 acres around the island.  The impact of this announcement is heart-felt: MPC has a rich history-it has employed generations of Maui residents, and has provided a beautiful backdrop for our island. Kapalua Resort Operations:Kapalua Land Company will also m...
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By Richard Dolbeare, Living the Hawaii Lifestyle
(Inactive)
I wish I had a scary Halloween picture to include with this post but I'm away from home and don't have access to my photo collection.  Nevertheless, I wanted to wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween.  I'll be in Lahaina for the Maui Halloween version of the Mardi Gras.  Grab the next flight and come join in the partying!  I'll try to get photos to post. Aloha! Search Kauai/Big Island | Search Maui | Email | About Me | Visit Website | Phone/Text (808) 651-4550 Engineering Hawaii Dreams Today--Helping Buyers Find Dream Homes & Sellers Find Buyers Visit www.KauaiRocks.comfor Hawaii real estate information   
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