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Choosing the perfect condominium to become your family’s vacation home isn’t only about finding the right unit.

It’s really about picking the place where your family can relax and recharge - all while enjoying the best activities that Maui has to offer. To celebrate summer vacation season, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite West Maui summer condos that promise to make your family’s trip one that you’ll never forget. And the best part - you can make these condos your own, to come back to year after year.

Honua Kai - Hoku Lani Unit 348

You can truly live the dream in this luxury two-bedroom condominium,  which overlooks beautifully manicured gardens and breathtaking ocean views that span to the island of Moloka’i. The private, shaded

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Welcome to paradise.

Located just five minutes from the famed Ho’okipa Beach Park, this magnificent home on 110 Mehana Road is situated on more than 12 acres that are almost oceanfront. Enjoy spectacular views of Maui’s azure coastal waters while you live in luxury in this four-bedroom, four-bathroom home.

"From the home, the view includes ocean and a little distant hill of pines," said Cynthia Warner R(B), the Island Sotheby's International Realty agent who is representing the seller.  "There are amazing moonrises and sunset skies, too."

Travel through the gated entrance and along the palm tree-lined driveway to this beauty of a home. With 3,567 square feet, the spacious and bright estate embraces the beauty of nature through its many

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With sweeping views of Maui’s pristine northwest coast, one of Kapalua’s most coveted oceanfront condominiums has sold for $3 million.

The two-bedroom, three-bath unit is situated in one of the finest seaside locations in all of Kapalua. Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents Rob Shelton R(B) and Courtney Brown R(S) represented the seller of this meticulously-designed unit, which boasts panoramic views of the signature hole fifth green below on the Arnold Palmer designed Bay Course and beyond.

“This was an estate sale handled by the family’s law firm, and they were a joy to work with,” said Shelton, who helped represent the seller. “We had several offers within hours of each other, settling on the first offer that was presented.

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You probably have noticed the summer temperatures creeping higher and higher by the week, but you can beat the heat with these cool summer drinks. From refreshing mocktails to creative twists on classic cocktails, we’ve got your covered. Our favorite recipes come from Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine, which works to bring communities together to learn about healthy food and sustainability.

Guava Daiquiri Mocktail

What you need:

2 ounces fresh guava juice

3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

1/4 agave or simple syrup

How to make it:

Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker and shake well. Then strain and pour into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Hibiscus Mojito

What you need:

15 to 20 mint leaves,

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For the second year in a row, two Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents have made it onto Hawaii Business magazine's list of the top 100 real estate agents in the Aloha State.

For more than a decade, Hawaii Business magazine has been creating a list of the state’s most successful agents and companies, which has become the pinnacle of success for Hawaii's real estate professionals. The list named Island Sotheby’s International Realty as the ninth-top company in the state, which closed $340,481,875 in real estate transactions in 2017.

The list also honored several of the firm’s top agents. Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents Courtney Brown R(S) and Wendy Peterson R(S) made the list of the state’s top 100 agents, while agent

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After recent eruptions in the Puna area of the Big Island started making national headlines and destroying homes, mainland travelers began to panic, canceling long-planned vacations and leaving the island’s resorts.

But what many of them don’t know is that the lava isn’t spewing across the entire island - and definitely not across all of the Hawaiian Islands. The affected area, Puna is mainly residential, and the rest of the Big Island - and the rest of the state - are entirely safe.

And Hawai’i need visitors’ love and travel dollars.

As visitors canceled vacation rental stays and planned activities, the communities that rely on their spending suffer. And especially on the neighbor islands like Maui, Oahu and Kaua’i, the only signs of the

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A luxurious condominium has sold for $2.185 million in one of Maui’s most popular vacation communities.

Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Jan Lap R(B) represented the buyers of this two-bedroom, two-bath condominium in the heart of Wailea. This secluded and exclusive resort community is conveniently located near the famed Shops at Wailea and Wailea Beach Walk, which leads to the region’s finest resorts and restaurants.

“The buyers began by looking at other complexes, but were subsequently attracted to Wailea Beach Villas because of its location, quality and the unit’s spaciousness,” said Lap. Everything went smoothly and the new owners are thrilled.”

The condominium, which looks out onto the resort community’s lush

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Nickelback bassist Mike Kroeger is offering his breathtaking 5,000-square-foot estate in Haiku for $4.888 million.

Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents Rob Shelton, R(B) and Cynthia Warner, R(B) are the listing agents for the founding member of the rock band, who chose the home because of its premier oceanfront location nestled in a quiet, private neighborhood.  

The rockstar founded Nickelback in 1995 with his brother, the group’s lead singer. Since then, they’ve produced nine albums, which include hits like “Rockstar” and “How You Remind Me.”

There are sweeping ocean views visible from the open living spaces and breezy lanais of the exquisitely-designed home, while screened in porches add another 866-square-feet to this

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It’s summer in Maui, but there’s lots to do on island besides just the usual beach days.

From island’s Friday night town parties to cultural festivals, we’ve got you covered. Here are five activities that are a must do in the summer of 2018:

Waʻa Kiakahi Canoe Festival

From June 1 through June 3, Ka’anapali will be home to the 14th annual Waa Kiakahi, an event celebrating the history and proficiency of crews who sail traditional Hawaiian canoes. Stop by for canoe races, demonstrations and to ride in one yourself.

Friday Night Town Parties

If you’re on Maui and it’s Friday night, that means there’s a party somewhere. Sponsored by Maui County, the island’s town parties are held on four Friday evenings every month in different

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Sometimes “going green” can seem like it might take a lot of money and work.

But there’s much more you can do that doesn’t involve a hefty price tag that comes with installing photovoltaic panels or buying a hybrid car. Instead, you can reduce waste, limit toxins and make your home healthier just be following a few of these tips:

  1. Put down the paper towels: Change up your paper towel habit to reduce waste by using cloth napkins and rags for the dirtier jobs.  

  2. Reduce, reuse, recycle:  Make sure you have a system in your kitchen that makes it easier to separate recyclable materials from the non-recyclables. Everyone in your home will be more likely to recycle if they don’t have to walk outside to the recycling bin each time they

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