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Imagine stepping from the comforts of your home, and walking just a few feet until you reach the calm, clear waters of the Pacific Ocean.

The buyers of 1614 Halama Street, a breathtaking beachfront estate in Kihei, will be able to do just that. Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Candy Mulcoy R(S) represented the buyers of the 3,511-square-foot architectural masterpiece, which recently sold for $6.125 million.

“The quality of the home and the attention to detail really attracted my buyers,” Mulcoy explained. “It’s a very contemporary, sleek and modern — a design not often found on Maui.”

The home, which boasts four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, was originally built in 2012. The seller, however, had recently

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“Follow our dreams and just be Hawaiians.”

That’s what celebrity Hawaiian chef Sam Choy told an audience of roughly 270 people at the Hui Holomua Business Fest at King Kamehameha Golf Club last month, an event hosted by the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce. Island Sotheby’s International Realty’s own Ryan MacLaughlin PB attended the event, which was a huge success for Native Hawaiian business leaders on island.

“Our keynote speaker was Sam Choy, who is a living testament of a Native Hawaiian who grew up in a small town and created an international brand that spurred restaurants worldwide,” said MacLaughlin, an owner of Island Sotheby’s International Realty who also serves on the chamber’s board. “His message was simple: ‘just

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Imagine being able to live off-grid, surrounded by unobstructed ocean views in one of the most tranquil communities on Maui.

At this stunning Huelo home, you can do just that. 770 Honokala Road, offered for $2.275 million, is one of the nicest and largest homes located in the grid-independent, desirable community on Maui’s northeast coast. Nestled on more than 3 lush acres, this 4,337-square-foot oasis was designed with the utmost attention to detail, creating a space that seamlessly blends into its natural surroundings.

“If you're looking for seclusion, peace and tranquility, that's exactly what this home offers,” said Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Stephanie Malcolm R(S), who is representing the seller along with Cynthia

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Starting October 28, the International Windsurfing Tour will host the annual Aloha Classic at Ho'okipa Beach Park, where riders from across the globe travel for the biggest event of the year. Past champions include legendary names in the sport including Rush Randle and Robby Naish to this year's reigning champions, Morgan Noireaux and Sarah Hauser. Maui's biggest names will also be there, including Kai Lenny, Antoine Martin and Maria Andres.

You can get up close and personal by watching the contest at Ho’okipa Beach Park — or view it from afar from the secluded white-sand beach in front of 131 Aleiki Place — a four-bedroom, five-bathroom beachfront home. Offered at $9.85 million, the beautiful estate is located on the beach, just minutes one

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All longtime Maui residents know how abundantly bananas grow on island, but did you know that you can eat more than just the fruit?

As the name suggests, banana flowers are the blossoms on banana trees that would otherwise develop into bananas. But like the mature fruit, banana blossoms are entirely edible.

Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine, which works to bring communities together to learn about healthy food and sustainability, recently wrote about how eat the blossoms. Almost all modern edible bananas come from two wild species: Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana, but the fruit’s size, color and firmness varies, according to the magazine.

The flowers all grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. To eat the flower, you must

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One of the world’s best aquariums is right in your backyard.

The Maui Ocean Center was recently named among the Top 10 Aquariums in the World by TripAdvisor 2018 Travelers’ Choice, an annual award that highlights the top travel destinations and companies around the world. The Maui Ocean Center came in at No. 8, joining prestigious aquariums including the Georgia Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Tennessee Aquarium. The rankings are based on both the quantity and quality of TripAdvisor reviews.

“Maui Ocean Center is honored to have been named one of the Top 10 Aquariums in the World by TripAdvisor,” Tapani Vuori, the general manager said in a news release. “We appreciate every individual traveler who visited Maui Ocean Center and rated

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Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Maui, but there’s no doubt the island is lacking in some of the season’s conventional activities.

You won’t find red, orange or yellow trees to sweep up, or even really need to put on a sweater, for that matter. But there is one fall tradition that you’ll find on Maui that rivals anything on the mainland — the pumpkin patch at Kula Country Farms.

Nestled on the slopes of Haleakala, Kula Country Farms is a fourth generation farm that sells some of the island’s freshest produce  — it’s best known for its strawberries, sweet Kula Onions, and sweet Kula corn. But during the fall, the farm is most famous for its pumpkin patch, which has become one of Maui’s most popular autumn activities.

Starting October

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Island Sotheby's International Realty is proud to announce that Marty Guerriero R(S) has joined the firm's prestigious real estate team.

Marty Guerriero is a longtime Maui resident specializing in South Maui real estate, who is consistently described by clients as hard-working, knowledgeable and patient. At a young age, he became intrigued with design and architecture, which led him to pursue a degree in Architectural Interior Design from San Jose State University. This experience in interior design has proven beneficial to many clients, as he has a knack for spotting opportunities to enhance a property’s value or give you an edge at the negotiation table.

Guerriero prides himself on working hard to get you the best deal possible. We sat down

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This month, hundreds of runners will head to the Valley Isle for the oldest marathon west of the Mississippi River.

The countdown to race day has begun because on Oct. 14, athletes from across the world will participate in the Maui Marathon, which is the longest consecutively held running event in the state of Hawai’i. Besides the full marathon, there’s also a half marathon, 10K, 5K and a newly added full marathon relay.

The full marathon and marathon relay starts in Kahului and ends in Kaanapali with breathtaking views of Maui’s coast along most of the course. Meanwhile, the half marathon, 10K and 5K start and end in Ka’anapali, where athletes can soak in stunning ocean views along the way.

Because of the beautiful natural environment

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As many Maui residents know, living in paradise often comes with a cost. 

It's no secret that it's often difficult to find an affordable home anywhere in the Hawaiians Islands, not just on Maui. But just because you think finding the right home might be an expensive and complicated process, it doesn’t mean it has to be.

From charming country homes in Kula to houses in lush Wailuku neighborhoods, the Island Sotheby’s International Realty team has the scoop on all the best homes to fit your price point. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite homes for under $900,000:

594 Hapapa Road | $815,000

Situated on 2 fenced acres of lush pastureland and fruit trees, this plantation-style home is the epitome of peaceful Upcountry living. At 4,200

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