Are you looking for the perfect farm property in a rural area of Maui? If so, we highly recommend that you consider our listing at 1011 Upper Ulumalu Rd. in Haiku which is known for its privacy, its lush and beautiful surroundings, as well as allowing one to spread out and have plenty of room for animals, orchards, and gardens of all kinds.
Video Tour of 1011 Upper Ulumalu Rd.
Here are the listing details of 1011 Upper Ulumalu Rd. (MLS# 351676) which is a very private and lush 4.4 acre property with an immaculate 3 bed/3 bath home and a huge 3,000 sq.ft. barn/workshop that is perfect for storing tractors, tools, and could easily be converted to provide shelter for animals.
The Barn/Workshop with Attached Studio and Bathroom
As you can see, this barn is extremely well built and blends into the landscape of the property perfectly while providing a very utilitarian purpose. I remember when I was little and my dad used to turn the koa planks that he milled from the Big Island into gorgeous bowls and other decorative items on his wood lathe, a barn like this would have been awesome for crafts/hobbies like this.
What’s Growing on This Property
- Palms: Princess (these are the ones in the long rows, I think they come from royal family), Triangle, Manila, Bottle, Areca, Coconut (various), Phoenix, Cardboard, Traveler’s, Fan (not sure which one), Fishtail, Barrel, and four other unknown varieties.
- Fruit Trees: Papaya, Mango, Guava, Lemon (Meyer & Eureka), Orange (Dwarf Navel), Lime (Tahitian), Banana (Apple), Passion Fruit (Lilikoi)
- Flowers: Lilies (Day, Spider), Coleus, Gingers (red, white, pink, shell), Hibiscus, Gardenia, Geraniums, Impatiens
- Tropical Foliage: Ti plants (green, red, variegated), Hala, various Heliconia, Puakenikenei, Sago palm and other Cycads, Bougainvillea
- Others: African tulip tree, Trumpet tree, Dracaena (green, variegated), Macadamia tree
Why is Having a Farm and a Farm Plan Important?
The county of Maui gives tax breaks to farmers. If you can establish that you are actually farming a crop or livestock and the county approves of your farm plan, the tax assessor will allow a much lower tax rate on the portion of the property that is being farmed. In this case, most of the farming is fairly passive. The palm orchard is already established.
Over the past 20 years, my father, Tracy, has grown and sold hundreds of palms on our family home at 470 Ulumalu Rd. Part of his plan was to involve me and my sisters, Brianna and Chloe, in the process. For years, it was our job to help plant and clean the palm orchard on a regular basis of fronds and coconuts.
In the end, it all paid off, because all three of us attended Seabury Hall and we sold hundreds of coconut palms, royal palms, and areca palms. The money all went to help pay our tuition at Seabury Hall. My father took advantage of the tax breaks as a farmer, and taught us the value of hard work and helping to pay for our own education. I am not sure of the exact numbers, but according to Tracy, it was in excess of $50,000 over several years.
For more value propositions and details on this home be sure to check out our previous post, Just Listed: Immaculate Home on 4 Pristine Acres in Haiku.
I Want to See This Property
This property can be shown on overnight notice and some instances within a couple hours and is always in very impressive condition. We are here to answer any questions that you have about property taxes, utilities bills, or anything else that is of interest to you.
Aloha,Jeremy Stice, R(S) 808.281.2178 Stice@HawaiiLife.com