March 2017

There are 4 blog entries for March 2017.

In guidebooks and travel magazines, Maui is often celebrated for its pristine white sand beaches and luxury resorts. But miles up the slopes of Haleakala, an entirely different view of Hawaii exists — known as Upcountry. 

From lush Haiku to the rolling hills of Ulupalakua, Upcountry is where Maui residents can go to get away from it all. Without the hustle and bustle of large hotels and resort, the Upcountry region provides residents the peace and quiet that comes with rural living. And each town — from Makawao to Kula — offers residents a totally unique atmosphere and energy.

In Kula, for instance, residents can enjoy estates that span up to hundreds of acres over lush pastures and forests. With some of the coolest temperatures on island, Kula

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Most real estate clients expect marketing materials such as brochures, professional photographs and videos. But Sotheby’s International Realty is taking it a step further — into the world of virtual reality.

Sotheby’s International Realty branches including Island Sotheby’s Realty on Maui are leading the way in innovative real estate marketing by allowing potential buyers to explore homes using 3-D virtual tours. In fact, Sotheby’s International Realty was the first real estate company to start using the technology — known as Matterport — that allows potential buyers to tour homes from thousands of miles away.

“The viewer interacts with the home, and walks through the house the way they want,” said Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent

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Although only 9 miles from the Maui’s west coast, traveling to Lana'i is like taking a trip back in time.

The 140-square-mile island has just more than 3,000 residents — and no stoplights. The island is predominantly owned by Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle, and home to the luxurious Four Seasons Resort and two world-class golf courses — the Manele Golf Course and the Koele Golf Course. While some are under the false impression that the island is privately owned, it's entirely possible to purchase a piece of property on Hawaii's hidden gem.

Dozens of picturesque plantation homes are scattered across the island's tropical landscape, reminiscent of the time when pineapple farms covered the entire island. Just recently, Island Sotheby’s International

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A luxury beachfront Makena estate sold for $15.5 million, marking the first significant sale of 2017.

The four-bedroom, seven-bath home in the resort area of South Maui sold for $15.5 million. Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Courtney Brown represented the buyers, who are ecstatic to live in such an exceptional home.



"We are so grateful to live in this astonishing place," said M. Barrett, who bought the home. "The experience of working with Ms.Brown has been a privilege and a gift."   

This 5,400-square-foot home is surrounded by tropical gardens, with panoramic ocean views visible from every room in the house. The interior of the home adorned with fine detailing including warm-colored woods and natural stone. Expansive 10-foot high sliding glass…
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