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Privacy. Tranquility. Nature.

This 5.8 acre estate nestled in the lush slopes of Haleakala has it all. With an idyllic country setting and sweeping coastal views, this property offered for $2.999 million boasts every feature — both natural and man-made — that a buyer would want in their ultimate private retreat.

“What makes this property special is the location,” said Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Megan Bouhey R(S), who’s representing the seller. “It is a short trip to civilization, but feels like you are on top of the world.”

Bouhey explained that the property was once owned by famed country singer Randy Travis. Located in one of Kula's most desirable neighborhoods, this manicured estate borders ranch land, thus

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I think we can all agree that summer is too short, so the last thing we want to do is complain about the heat when we have it. Lucky for those visiting or living on Maui, there are lots of ways to beat the heat in the dog days of summer. Of course, the No. 1 way to do so is usually the beach — but we’ve got a few other ideas in store to switch it up.

Find a Waterfall

Photo by Thomas.

There’s nothing more refreshing than crisp, clear water on a hot summer day. Good thing for those living on Maui, there are plenty of pristine ponds and cascading waterfalls to take a dip in when temperatures soar. From Bamboo Forest to Twin Falls, many of Maui’s most popular waterfalls offer multiple swimming spots and waterfalls to explore.

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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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