As with all Maui real estate, prime location is extremely important and even more so as you move to the windward side of Maui. Rainfall has a huge amount of variation over each mile and foot of elevation.
The amount of rainfall in the general Haiku area varies from 40 inches annually at the edge of Maliko Bay at my farm at 10 feet above sea level (Maliko Farm Blog) to almost 160 inches at the end of Awalau Rd. above Hanzawa’s Store. As you move from sea level, and move East, and rise up in to Haiku, you get progressively more rainfall.
177 Laenani – Prime Location on Maui’s North Shore in Haiku
Just recently, our team listed 177 Laenani in Haiku (MLS# 359649) for $1.3M, with the perfect location for both access to Makawao, Haiku, Hookipa Beach Park, and quick access to Central Maui. 177 Laenani gets 67 inches of rain annually by using the rainfall tool near the end of this post.
This property, which has two homes, is fenced for horses with two barns. The property has a variety of fruit trees and flowers, and best of all, you get enough rain that you don’t have to irrigate. Located just one lot from Maliko Gulch, this is about as far west as you can get in Haiku. At an elevation of 1,000 feet, it catches the cool trade winds that wrap around Giggle Hill, the 4th Marine Park, and the Tom Morrow Equestrian Center across Kokomo Rd.
177 Laenani main home interior living/dining area
177 Laenani is zoned agricultural and is located a few lots away from the Tom Morrow Equestrian center, which is public. If you want horses and animals, this is a great place to be. The entire property is fully fenced, which provides peace of mind for children and animals to roam and explore the 2 acre grounds of the property.
4th Marine Division “Giggle Hill” Park located right across the street from 177 Laenani
If you and your family are looking for a property with homes that are well separated, each with its own driveway and yard area, yet still close enough to walk over to “talk story” at the corral or share a barbecue, then you may want to look a little further at 177 Laenani.
The Stice Team just recently closed one of our listings for 100% of the asking price in this same area: Sustainable Haiku home with photovoltaic system sold at 100% of asking price.
Located on the “Dry Side” of Haiku
Recently, I found an incredible tool for tracking rainfall in Hawaii. It is from the University of Hawaii and it is a rainfall map tied to GIS coordinates. Look at this link, play with it for awhile, and you will see what I mean about the “Dry Side” of Haiku, which is truly an oxymoron.
Aloha from the listing broker,Tracy Stice R(B) 808.281.5411 Tracy@HawaiiLife.com