Stark on Kaanapali Coffee Farms
KAANAPALI – For the past seven years, Rohn Stark of Platinum Properties of Hawaii has served as the principal broker of Kaanapali Coffee Farms (KCF). This true agricultural community, located just four minutes from the Kaanapali Beach Resort, is not only one of the most breathtaking properties in West Maui, it is also one of the most sought-after real estate investments for savvy buyers and families seeking to plant deep roots on the world’s best island, Maui. With only eight estate lots remaining, Stark recently shared some of his insights into why Kaanapali Coffee Farms continues to turn heads.
What are the top reasons why people purchase at KCF?
I always mention location as the top reason why people purchase real estate. And, it’s absolutely true. At KCF, people are drawn to the spectacular panoramic ocean and mountain views, amazing sunsets, ideal tropical climate, and close proximity to white sand beaches and a world-class resort.
How is sales activity at KCF?
In the past three years, 19 lots have sold. Four homes sold ranging from $3 million to $3.7 million, and interest in the KCF community continues to be high. With only eight lots remaining – many with the best views – it’s definitely a great time to purchase. Prices start from $855,000.
Is there a lot of home building activity?
Absolutely! To date, 11 homes have been built, seven homes are currently under construction, and five new owners are in the design/permitting phase. Owners are excited about living here! They see themselves as part of an expanded ‘ohana – and that speaks volume about this community.
What is it like living at KCF?
Picture yourself enjoying a tranquil lifestyle. You step outside your door to a scene straight out of Napa with manicured coffee orchards, replacing the vineyards, and breathtaking views. Your home is situated on a spacious four- to seven-acre lot, ensuring your privacy and serenity while you enjoy quality time with loves ones. It’s all very romantic and an idyllic life.
Do all new lot owners build homes right away?
Not all. While several owners have chosen to build immediately, there are others who plan to build later. And, these days there’s no reason to hurry. Today, you can purchase lots at historically low prices.
I’m not a farmer. Do I need to help take care of the coffee farm?
KCF offers the best of both worlds. Kaanapali Coffee Services contracts with the KCF Lot Owners Association to farm their property. These growers entirely manage the coffee farming operations, from the planting through harvesting. For owners, it’s a wonderful way to experience both the soul of farming and the science of coffee cultivation at one’s leisure, without the distractions of daily farm management.
How can I learn more about KCF and/or visit the property?
I’m happy to provide a personal real estate showing of the KCF community. You can contact me at (808) 870-5571 or e-mail rohn@PlatinumPropertiesHI.com. You can also visit www.KaanapaliCoffeeFarms.com and/or follow us on Facebook.