160 Nahele, Why We Love This North Shore Estate

Why We Love This Home

Our team has been selling homes on Maui for 40 years and this listing could be one of our favorites...

The Location

160 Nahele is located in Haiku on Maui's North Shore. It's 25 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from one of the best surfing/windsurfing locations in the world, Hookipa. When big winter swells arrive you can even hear the boulders being rolled by Peahi/Jaws just a half mile away. Haiku has tons of great restaurants (my favorite is Nuka Sushi), shopping and even a gym. If you're looking for a country lifestyle that is not too far removed, Haiku might be your cup of tea.

A photo of Jaws/Peahi I took a few years back

The Land

We are actually selling two lots as a package that are owned by the same entity. The first lot is a 4.22 acre lot with a 4 bedroom/3 bath main home and 2 bedroom/3 bath cottage/ohana, the smaller lot is an adjoining .68 parcel. We are in process of a lot line adjustment, our intent is to have both homes remain on the same lot and adjust the smaller lot to be a 2 acre parcel. Doing this would leave us with the house and cottage on 2+ acres and another 2+ acre lot that would allow another house and cottage. The vacant lot would need to be on water catchment being that the water meter would stay with the original lot. With the vacant lot being two agriculturally zoned acres you could build a full size 1,000 sq. ft. cottage along with a main home. There are over 300 palms growing as nursery stock on along with a multitude of other plants trees such as coconuts and mango. According to the University of Hawaii Rainfall Atlas, 160 Nahele receives 54.81 inches of rain annually, that's pretty ideal for farming and greenery.

Aerial View of Lot And Palm Nursery

The House

The main home was built in 1985 and remodeled in 2011. It's a 4 bedroom/3 bathroom pole house with an amazing view from both levels and the in ground pool. The roof was replaced in 2015 giving it fresh and functional facelift. Tracy (my business partner) even milled some of the Koa kitchen cabinets back in the '80s from his mill on the big island, it's hard to find wood working of this level any longer. A huge benefit to being a "pole home" is the open space, the 2,500 sq. ft. of interior living feels more like 3,000. This home was previously a licensed bed and breakfast, check out this article from 2012 when we sold it last.

Center pole in the living room with Koa cabinets in the background

Master Bedroom

I live about 1 mile from this location and if I had a home to design specifically for Haiku I would incorporate the high ceilings and open floor plan from this home for air flow and light.

View from the living room and second story lanai

Pool at the main house


What's not to love about it? Even though this cottage was built in 2004 it feels like you're walking into a painting of a 1920s plantation home. The covered lanai in the back is the perfect dining area and even better for hosting cozy get-togethers. The 2 bedroom/2 bath layout leaves multiple possibilities, you can lock off the center of the house and enter from either side (it's perfect for friends, family, and visitors who want their own space), it essentially creates two divided spaces.


Ohana Kitchen and Dining

Cottage/Ohana lanai

Cottage/Ohana Bedroom

Want To Know More About Haiku?

I hope you feel the same way we do about 160 Nahele. I love living in Haiku, give me a call and we can talk about why.

Why The Stice Team?

The Stice Team has over 45 years of Maui real estate experience. Both Tracy and myself are involved with the Board of Realtors at the state and local level, volunteering on Government Affairs, Technology and multiple other committees. We stay in front of real estate issues and love using our local knowledge to assist our clients. Give us a call, we would love to help with your real estate needs.

Tim Stice-Realtor Broker


$300k Price Reduction & Flying Camera Video on Kapalua, Maui Bank Owned Home

As the Hyundai Tournament of Champions golf tournament comes to Kapalua, Maui on January 6-10, savvy buyers will relish in that 233 Crestview, Kapalua's top residential home value, was just reduced 10% and a total of $300,000.

Deal: North Shore Maui Country Home on 3/4 Acre

“I only want a small house in the country on an acre.“ Over the course of 37 years selling real estate in Haiku, Maui, I have had many calls asking for this. So many people want to escape suburban congestion, restrictive covenants, neighborhood committees, locked gates, and too many rules - to get away from it all and move to the country.

Try 705 Kauhikoa Rd. on for size, a 3 bed/2 bath home with a 2-car carport that was recently remodeled on 3/4 acre and is listed for $599,000 (MLS# 364523). There are new appliances, flooring, and the lot was completely gated and fenced. Move in tomorrow as it is ready for immediate occupancy.

705 Kauhikoa Flyer

This is your chance to be free again, raise a few chickens, a duck or two, maybe have 3 big dogs, maybe add in a goat or two. You can even park your fishing boat in the yard alongside your arsenal of water toys, canoes, stand-up boards, and jet ski, because you will only be a mile from launch point at Maliko Bay for all the down winders, and Jaws take off spot in the winter.

Room to Expand

Since the yard is already loaded with mangoes, coconuts, and a bunch of other fruit trees, all you need to do is plant your garden and you will save a bunch of money at Whole Foods and Mana. Maybe you can even sell some of the extra. Can you eat more than 10 mangoes a day?

705 Kauhikoa Back Yard

The backyard area is equally as flat as the front, has bannana and ti-leaf trees, and is very private. This would be a great location for a detached cottage.

Best of all, if you want to add a big workshop, boat garage, or even add a cottage, the zoning already allows you to do so. So give some thought to 705 Kauhikoa Rd., in Haiku, which is just outside of Haiku town.

Beauty, Quality, & Convenience Priced to Sell

With prices climbing steadily since 2011, this house is priced very competitively in the Haiku market. With the rare offering of similar sized lots in the area, this home represents a value that you could not duplicate by purchasing a vacant lot and building new. The best part is you can just move in right now, with just about nothing needed.

Haiku is about 30 minutes from Kahului and big box businesses. However, we do have Paia Town only 10 minutes away and the Haiku Town Center is 2 minutes away.

Tim Stice Jaws Photo

Photo credit: Tim Stice – taken at Peahi, Haiku, Maui “Jaws” on 1/21/15. Jaws is a short 5-minute drive from 705 Kauhikoa Rd.

Full county utilities are on-site with high speed internet via Oceanic Cable, or DSL via Hawaii Telcom. With county water, trash pickup, and a paved road one mile from the Hana Highway, you have quick access to everything. Check out my previous post on why I love my North Shore life.

Maui Property is Valuable – Your Time is Priceless. We List & Sell Property, Properly

Having lived in Haiku since 1978 (I am still on my 5 acres) and raising my 3 children (all born on the property) with my wife, Laura, I truly have a feel for the land, the community, and what it takes to prosper here.

My children are now all successful adults and my son, Jeremy, along with my nephew, Tim, are my business partners in real estate. We work as the “Stice Team” at Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and we are the top selling agents in Haiku. We know and love the area, so it is logical that we can best share that love with our clients.

If you want to talk about farming, real estate, surfing, cycling, canoe paddling, or living the Haiku life, please reach out to me. We look forward to sharing more information and details on this great home value. Please contact the Stice Team for more information or your personal viewing.

Aloha from the listing Brokers,

Tracy Stice, R(B)
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96 Hakalani Place Just Listed in Maunaleo at Kehalani

By calling 96 Hakalani home, you have the heart and launching pad of your next Maui adventure! 96 Hakalani is located in the upscale neighborhood of Maunaleo with the West Maui Mountains as a verdant and intimate backdrop. It was built in 2005 by the well-known developer Stanford Carr. Kehalani is a master planned community located 2 minutes outside of old Wailuku town, it is well thought-out, and has a high degree of consistency and neighborhood integrity. It sits on the mountain side above the Honoapiilani Hwy and just below the older neighborhoods of Wailuku Heights, making access to the entire island as easy as the turn of your car keys.

Hakalani Feature

96 Hakalani Place in the revered subdivision of Maunaleo at Kehalani. 5 bed/4 bath 2,700 sq.ft. offered for $779K, more photos and all listing details here.

With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, you’ll have abundant space for the lifestyle of your choice and you’ll feel at home among pleasant, quiet, and industrious neighbors. If you have a green thumb (or would like to develop one!), there are fruit trees and six raised garden beds on a terrace in the backyard just waiting for someone with the right touch. Because the 7,623 square foot property is situated on a cul-de-sac with minimal traffic, you can catch the occasional afternoon nap or get back to work on the Great American Novel.

There are granite counters in the island-style kitchen and all 4 bathrooms. The thresholds and all bathroom vanities are granite as well. The kitchen is spacious and has plenty of storage space. You will find stainless appliances and attractive cabinetry. On those rare Kona or variable wind days, close up the house and enjoy the central air conditioning.

Large Home with Functional Floor Plan

The two-story residence makes a very good utilization of the lot by being long yet maintaining a comfortable degree of depth, making it very easy to reside in. This is the largest floorplan in the entire neighborhood.

With one bedroom and adjacent full bath on the ground floor, this home is perfect for a multi-generational family. The upstairs two guest bedrooms and master suite are at opposite ends of the home, thus privacy is paramount. Specifically in this home, the two guest and the second master suite are at opposite ends. All of the upstairs bedrooms have high ceilings, making it feel even more spacious, and enhancing the light and airy feel to it.


The Upcountry of Downtown

I think one of the reasons that so many love living in Kehalani is the fact that the temperature is significantly cooler than downtown Kahului. The sun goes behind the West Maui Mountains in the early afternoon, and so instead of hot afternoon heat, there are gentle breezes, shade, and beautiful ambient sunlight. The sellers of this home have remarked that "this is the best neighborhood for walking I have ever lived in" due to the abundant sidewalks, slower pace of traffic, some hills for exercise, and generally just a very pleasant and secure setting.

96 Hakalani Backyard Aerial

The backyard at Hakalani is spacious with a terraced garden area heading up the hill (flowers, ti-leaves, banana trees, citrus, etc.), grow boxes, a storage shed, a patio perfect for BBQs, and some flat grass area to enjoy and play. There is a well constructed blue rock wall on three sides of the home, so keeping pets or little ones secure is easily accomplished. On the front side of the home where the handsome curb appeal lives, one will also find a covered porte-cochere two car carport.

Open House, BBQ, & iPad Mini Raffle Saturday, Nov. 22 11-4 PM

96 Hakalani Mountain Image

Convenient Central Maui Location

Relax, kickback, and enjoy the convenience of close-by shopping. The new commercial center just below Kehalani includes local favorites like Foodland, Longs Drugs Store, and down the road a bit is Ace Marmac Hardware Store. The area is burgeoning with growth and excitement, and local citizens are very pleased that they no longer need to brave the traffic in Kahului to get to many of the everyday necessities.

Haycraft Beachpark in Ma'alea is less than 10 minutes away from 96 Hakalani and is a great place for miles of strolling on warm golden sand

If your passion is golfing, there are two splendid golf courses within three miles. If surfing is what you love - or wind surfing or fishing, or if you just like to wiggle your toes in the sand - you’ve got the North Shore beaches in one direction and the warm sands of Kihei and Lahaina in the other. Sugar Beach and the Kealia National Wildlife Refuge are just seven miles south. And if you like to lace up your boots and hike, the lush Iao Valley trails are even closer.

The Maunaleo neighborhood in Kehalani is surrounded by essentials. 96 Hakalani Maui Memorial Hospital is only 1.9 miles away, and Foodland and a Longs Drugstore are 0.7 miles.

Waihei Ridge Trail Pano

A panoramic view shot of the Waihe'e Ridge trail looking at the coastline and out East towards Haiku

For the restless or contemplative soul, the Manualeo neighborhood can be your prescription or inspiration. One of my favorite trails, the Waihee Ridge Trail is just under 9 miles away, and if you are anything like me, you will need a quick dip to cool down post hike; there is the Iao stream with plenty of refreshing pools to wade through.

Immaculately Kept, Priced to Sell & Can be Shown on Short Notice

Please reach out to The Stice Team today with any questions or your private viewing.

Aloha from Wailuku, Maui,

Tim Stice