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It’s October in Lahaina!

By Staff | Oct 13, 2016

Enjoy incredible views from The Vintage at Kaanapali.

There are not very many people who live on Maui that don’t get a little tingle of excitement when October arrives. After all, Lahaina on Halloween has been dubbed the “Mardi Gras of the Pacific” for many years. Some people plan all year and work on what their costume will be not just for themselves but for their whole family/ohana. Fall is in the air with shorter days and beautiful earlier sunsets – as always. What a great time to enjoy your new property on Maui! Imagine sitting on your patio/lanai, enjoying some appetizers/pupus as friends or family are just about to pull the delicious/ono goodies off the barbecue. As you gaze out to the blue Pacific, the conversation always comes up this time of year: “When do you think the first whale will arrive this year?” Everyone is hoping soon. At dinner during sunset, you may ask, “Who’s going to shoot par tomorrow?” After all, the world-class Royal Kaanapali Golf Course is only a short golf cart ride away. Or…. we can drop the kids off at the beach and head off to Whalers Village, loaded with world-class shops and restaurants. Then all meet for lunch and maybe a snorkel around Black Rock. Boy, will I be glad to get back to my lanai for some relaxation and an early sunset!

If this sounds like a lifestyle that fits you and your family’s “game plan,” The Vintage at Kaanapali should not be overlooked as a perfect first or second home on West Maui. 108 Kualapa Place has had a recent price reduction and is open daily to view. Located in Kaanapali proper, this is a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, two-story home. With wonderful views, each bedroom has its own private patio/lanai area (perfect for reading, checking some e-mails and sipping a cool drink).

The Vintage at Kaanapali is a 17-acre development with 73 free-standing condominium homes surrounded by the Kaanapali Golf Course. There are fine amenities, consisting of an open clubhouse area with a pool, jacuzzi, kitchen area, barbecues and air conditioned workout gym. There are also walking trails around the property.

Vintage 108 is currently priced at $1,089,000 and is a turnkey unit ready to move in. Just bring your personal items, and you have arrived. Mischelle Lawrence and Jim Harris are some of the original residents and live on the property. They are happy to show the property anytime. There is also a video tour at my.matterport.com/show/?m=TRDWSmxq3s4&brand=0. Call (808) 280-1640 or (808) 264-3337. There are no vacation rentals allowed in this property.

If a vacation rental property is of interest to you, newly listed Paki Maui 119 couldn’t be better. Completely remodeled in pristine condition with one bedroom and one bath, located in a peaceful, beautiful garden setting, the unit is priced to sell at $295,000. It has been operated as a VRBO. There is nothing this unit needs, and it’s just steps to the ocean. Paki Maui is an oceanfront property located in Honokowai. It has many amenities and is walking distance to the farmers’ market, the park, Times grocery store, and assorted dining. This property is easy to view with an appointment.

Another direct oceanfront property located on North Kaanapali Beach is Mahana 701, positioned in the most desirable location of the entire property. This large corner unit with two bedrooms and two full baths was extensively renovated, which included redesigning the kitchen as well as both baths. The total cost was approximately $200,000. This unit is in the Aston Resorts vacation rental program and is a featured apartment for marketing used by Aqua-Aston and rated A+. Amenities at the property include an oceanfront pool, spacious jacuzzi, professional barbecue area, state-of-the-art low-impact tennis courts, a welcoming lobby with in-house concierge service, front desk and a coffee cafe area. Priced fairly with a recent price reduction to sell at $1,525,000, this is a property not to be overlooked. Compared to any other Kaanapali direct oceanfront properties, this reflects incredible value.

Hololani is another oceanfront condominium property located in Kahana on the West Side of Maui. This exceptional property consists of two towers directly on the ocean with incredible views and underground parking with additional storage. There are vacation rentals allowed as well as pets. The oceanfront pool adds to the enjoyment of living in Paradise. B-502 is located conveniently to the elevator and has had many recent upgrades done to the kitchen, baths and flooring. This property is very easy to view and is being sold turnkey. Priced to sell at $645,000, don’t miss out on this exceptional buy on West Maui.

There are a lot of lifestyle options on Maui; let us help you find yours.

If you just have questions in general about Maui properties, please contact James M. Harris Inc., Broker, at (808) 280-1640, JimMaui@Maui.net, or toll-free at 877-Jim-Maui (546-6284); and Mischelle M. Lawrence, RS, at (808) 264-3337 or MischelleonMaui@msn.com. We love what we do, and we would love to help you. The Best of the Best just got Better – ask for Mischelle Lawrence and Jim Harris to help you with all of your real estate needs.