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The Jewel of Lahaina

By Staff | Sep 5, 2013

This beachfront home is located within walking distance of all that Lahaina has to offer.

LAHAINA – Lahaina, Maui is a unique place, everyone agrees. Considered the crown jewel of the islands, its compact seafront location is the best.

Voted one of 2012’s top ten seaside towns, with its famous Front Street recognized as one of America’s “Great Streets,” it is so much more than a sunny tropical town right on the blue Pacific Ocean, as all those who are lucky enough to live and visit here know.

Long before the latest trend for live, work and play communities, Lahaina has been a complete live, work and play home to its lucky residents and visitors alike.

Imagine living in downtown Lahaina. It only takes minutes to walk the children to school at King Kamehameha III Elementary or to Sacred Hearts. You can pick up the latest movie or book at the library, a coffee, clothes, “slippahs,” groceries, jewelry and a nice piece of art on a short walk.

Take a stroll to one of the five Lahaina parks to watch the surfers catch a wave, or settle on the lanai at the courthouse and watch the harbor at its busy center. The ferries taking off to Lanai, the fishing boats heading out to catch supper, and in season, the cruise ship tenders scurrying back and forth to their giant mother ship, unloading their passengers for a day enjoying activities on Maui. You can also gaze up at the emerald peaks of the West Maui Mountains, often shrouded in mist or framed by rainbows over the largest Banyan Tree in the U.S.

This former capital favored by royalty effortlessly balances its history and important tourist role, especially on boat days, with everyday living. Trip Advisor lists 56 “attractions” in Lahaina, and they are missing many important ones. Everyone has a favorite – what is yours? Perhaps it’s the special events carefully planned, like Fourth of July fireworks off the barge anchored off Lahaina Roads, one of the biggest celebrations in U.S. on Halloween, Plantation Days, Banyan Tree Holiday Lighting or the monthly Second Friday events.

Maybe you like to take a leisurely wander through the galleries on any Friday night for the art walk. Visit some of the many restored historical sites exploring Lahaina’s colorful past as a whaling town, home to pioneers of education and agriculture, as well as the base for the many New England missionaries. Or enjoy an oceanside lunch or dinner at one of the world-class restaurants. The best luaus in the Pacific bookend the main Front Street area, with Old Lahaina Luau behind the Cannery and Feast at Lele at 505.

So much to do, even before mentioning shopping from the many carefully preserved, two-story wood buildings that look out over the seawall to the island of Lanai.

To enable you to enjoy this wonderful seaside town, I have 459 Front St. to offer.

This beachfront home is right on the sand just south of Shaw Street right on the famous Front Street. It has a oversized 16,016-square-foot lot with over 72 feet of sandy beachfront right on Kamehameha Iki Beach. The home is within walking distance of all that Lahaina has to offer, as well as a short drive to the beaches and golf courses of Kaanapali and Kapalua. Or you can stay home, barbecue on the covered lanai and watch the gorgeous West Maui sunsets framed by the islands of Molokai and Lanai, and the rainbows on the misty West Maui Mountains. Approved, permitted building plans are also available to expand this home from the current three-bedroom cottage. This home is available for immediate showings; please call me at (808) 283-3067.

Come visit my home located in the heart of Kaanapali at 325 Kainoe St. in Kaanapali Hillside, or call for dates, times and locations of our open houses. We have many listings available for immediate showings and some special opportunities in West Maui.

Call Robert R. Myers, R(S), at (808) 283-3067 or toll-free at (888) 781-3548, or visit our upgraded website at www.MauiHomeSales.com. Please sign up on the website for my monthly newsletter to keep up with all the real estate and Maui news, or send me an e-mail at robert@mauihomesales.com.