As with most real estate agents, I am a creature of routine. I wake each morning, boil water for my French press, check market updates, and start reading emails. Working for Hawaii Life gives me the ability to work from home, which I love; however, out the window I have the daunting view of Haleakala […]
Just as the deals seem like they have all dried up in Haiku, we decided to bring you a belated New Year’s present. We have two parcels located near the intersection of Pakanu/Upper Ulumalu/Waipulani, which are two great Haiku real estate listings that offer some real upside potential.
#1. 40 Waipulani Rd. (2.5 Acres Vacant Land)
The first property is a vacant land parcel that is 2.5 acres with full utilities available and a county water meter priced. This property has two nice building sites, ready to go.
2.5 acres of vacant land in Haiku (MLS# 358663)
The topography is varied on this lot. An intermittent stream runs through the lot and there is a large flat area in the middle of the lot that would be perfect for farming along the stream bed. Right now, there are many wild coffee trees growing here.
Zoning allows one large home and a farm dwelling that can include 1,000 sq.ft. of living area. You also may build other farm related structures such as barns, packing sheds, and agricultural fruit stands. Priced at $349,900, this is the lowest priced 2 acre lot in Haiku with a water meter. This lot does not have an ocean view.
#2. 811 Upper Ulumalu Rd. (2.5 Acres with Home)
The second property is also 2.5 acres, with a plantation-style house about 900 sq.ft., and a large covered deck on two sides of the house. The house has been recently remodeled with a new kitchen and appliances, interior and exterior paint, all new windows and doors, and many other upgrades.
2.5 acres with home (MLS# 358868)
This property is adjacent to the vacant lot above and could be part of a compound including a house and farm dwelling on each lot. Half of this property includes a forest of 100-foot tall Eucalyptus Robusta, which are a timber grade tree, widely used on island for construction on Maui in the 1970s when Helle logging had a mill in Puunene. So, buy a small mill, mill your own lumber, and build a cabin.
I actually owned a Mobile Dimension mill in 1982 and we milled a lot of Eucalyptus in the Olinda area that was used for fencing and some construction projects on Maui, so this is a real possibility.
This property also has full utilities, an existing cesspool that services the present home, county water, phone and cable nearby. Price is $599,900.
Live the Haiku Life
I live in very close proximity to both of these properties and can show both of them on relatively short notice. I have lived in the area since the late 1970s and am very familiar with the climate, developing land, and various agricultural endeavors, and love living my Haiku life – let me show you the way.
Aloha from the listing broker,Tracy Stice R(B) 808.281.5411 Tracy@HawaiiLife.com
Having lived on Maui since transplanting here from San Diego in 1978, I am often questioned by clients and visitors about where my favorite spot is on Maui.
Where is My Favorite Place on Maui?
On a dreamy introspective day, I would would say Waimoku Falls at Oheo Gulch sitting under the 400 foot waterfall, spacing out while laying on a warm rock watching the rainbows form at the edge of the fall.
On a windy day with a nice swell, pushing downwind from Maliko Bay with some friends in a canoe is hard to beat.
On a good south swell day, hitting the waves at my favorite break at Launiopoko with my buddies and the floating beer cooler just can’t be beat. We have a 2 wave rule: if you get two waves in a row, you are sent to the penalty box and have to drink a beer. That is a great equalizer when you are out with better surfers who like to steal all the waves.
As far as places to live, that
is a really tough question, as Maui is about as varied in climate as you can get for such a small geographical area. However, after many people have lived on Maui for a number of years, they realize the beach will always be there with the warm water and they start looking for more privacy, a cooler place to retreat, and to be able to raise a garden and have a few animals. The answer is Kula!
Just Listed – Upper Kula 2 Acre Estate Featuring a Large Home with Detached Cottage/Garage Area
It is not uncommon for those who retire to Maui to make a first home in the warmer areas of Wailea, Kaanapali, Lahaina or Kihei. If you are coming from a cold climate, this is a logical step if you want refuge from winter. However, 90 degrees every day, all summer long gets oppressive after a while.
From your rocking chair at our newest listing in Kula you can enjoy amazing bi-coastal ocean, central Maui basin, and West Maui views while you contemplate your own favorite places on Maui
Our newest listing is a 3 bed/3 bath home of approximately 3,488 interior living area square feet with roughly another 2,000 sq.ft. of covered and uncovered deck areas.
7636 Kula Hwy HD Video Tour
At 7636 Kula Highway (MLS# 357745), we offer you a cure for year around living on Maui
In addition to the main home, there is a huge detached garage that has a substantial studio/one bath living area above the garage that is perfect as a rental or extended living situation. The Stice Team is proudly offering this property for $1.65M and all listing details for this property can be found here: property detail page.
This home was built by a well-known Maui couple in 1991 who loved to paddle canoes. The living room, kitchen, and master bedroom all have large windows to invite natural light and the spectacular scenery down at sea level.
The main house was totally remodeled over the past two years with an updated kitchen, new flooring, new master bath and guest suite, all located on the top floor.
The bottom floor, which is accessible at ground level via another driveway, is essentially a whole living area of its own. Both floors have excellent views.
The huge 4 car garage is large enough to handle a 42 foot outrigger canoe. Both the main house and garage are pole type structures with high, open beam ceilings giving a very spacious feeling.
This is the perfect climate at 2,800 feet elevation. Rainfall averages around 25-30 inches a year, so there is just enough rainfall to keep the pasture green most of the year, but you get sunshine 90 percent of the time.
The best part is that you have bi-coastal views of West Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, and the tip of Molokai that are completely unobstructed. There is a very good reason Oprah Winfrey decided to buy a huge part of the surrounding properties, it is climate and view!
Finally, if you like to have a garden, the deep volcanic soil awaits your nurturing hands. Already there are many producing fruit trees and a vegetable garden. One acre is fully fenced with 2 miniature goats right now, but you could have horses or other livestock as you choose as there are no covenants to restrict your farming ambitions.
Strong Value in Upcountry Maui
Please let me know if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a personal viewing of this property. Everything has been taken care of on this house and property, and it represents a very strong value in the very popular Upcountry Maui marketplace.
Aloha from the listing Broker,Tracy Stice R(B) Tracy@HawaiiLife.com 808.281.5411
Right now, there is very little for sale in Haiku on the starter end of the scale. Perhaps our newest listing located at 33 Maka’io Place in Haiku might be the right fit for you. This 700 square foot 2 bedroom/1 bath cottage listed at $590,000 might offer you the needed foothold to get started in Haiku. […]
Right now, there is very little for sale in Haiku on the starter end of the scale. Perhaps our newest listing located at 33 Maka’io Place in Haiku might be the right fit for you. This 700 square foot 2 bedroom/1 bath cottage listed at $590,000 might offer you the needed foothold to get started in Haiku.
33 Maka’io Place (MLS# 355261)
The best features of the property? Its location. Located 1/4 mile above Haiku Town center, the post office, Upcountry Fitness, Fukashima Store (world famous “Fuki-Dog” hot dogs), and 2 miles to Haiku School and the 4th Marine Park, you only have 10 minutes to drive to Hookipa
Park for surfing and sailing.
Haiku Home Features & Details
The interior of 33 Makai’o Place has high open beam ceilings, large windows, and gets excellent ventilation from the generous trade winds keeping everything cool and invigorating. The leased solar photovoltaic electric system is sure to keep your utility bills nice and low for many years to come.
The incredible yard is landscaped with many fruit trees, tropical flowers, ferns, orchids, and bromelliads.
Come Enjoy Maui Living
Having lived on Maui since 1978 and always having my hands in the dirt, I have learned many hard lessons about what grows, what doesn’t, and why. I purchased 5 acres with pineapple growing on it in 1978 with a small cottage; there were no trees, except a few guavas trees growing in the gulch.
My property at 470 Ulumalu Rd. in Haiku on Maui’s north shore circa 1978. Read more about Maui Sustainable Living and Sustainable Real Estate
When my son, Jeremy, arrived in 1983, we added on about 1,000 sq. ft. because there was just no room for the 3 of us. The house grew with the family. Now that Jeremy, Brianna, and Chloe are all adults, Laura and I are about ready for that little cottage again.
33 Maka’io Place would be perfect for us. Instead of 5 acres and a big house to take care of, we could scale on yard work and house maintenance. It is one of life’s cycles, you build, grow up, and then scale back and slow down.
As it currently stands 33 Makai’o has plenty of room to play in the lawn, grow want you want, or there is potential to expand with the rural zoning in place. If you want more, zoning allows construction of a main house, any size that will fit on the lot within the setbacks. You will catch some ocean views from the back of the lot if you choose to build there.
What are you waiting for? This house will sell fast, so come take a look.
Aloha from the listing agent,Tracy Stice R (B) 808.281.5411 Tracy@HawaiiLife.com