by Staff Writer
on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 8:50am.
Sometimes there’s a price to pay for living in paradise.
For many Maui residents, finding a home that they can afford is one of the biggest challenges that comes with living on island. But just because you think the search for an affordable home might be difficult, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be that way.
From charming country homes in Kula to houses in Kihei located just minutes from the beach, 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 $1 million:
1280 Middle Street | $987,000
With sweeping ocean views, gardens and a coffee orchard, this charming country home has it all. Nestled on the slopes of Haleakala in Kula, this three-bedroom, one-bathroom home is close to some of Maui’s best schools, and is just minutes from hiking, flower farms and all of the rolling greens hills that Kula has to offer.
Enjoy sunsets from the lanai, or soak in the hot tub — all of which have spectacular views. Besides the coffee orchard, there’s also abundant fruit trees including tangerine, mandarin orange, Meyers lemon, Meyers lime and Mexican lime.
88 Alaluana Road | $770,000
This is your chance to own a piece of Maui’s history. Located five miles up the hill from Makawao town, this well-built Victorian-style home sits on nearly three acres of peaceful Upcountry land.
With 1,551-square feet, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has its own private catchment water system with a 30,000-gallon cistern. From the top of Olinda where the property is located, it feels as if you’ve escaped entirely from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
1391 Kakae Place | $849,500
With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, there’s room for the entire family at this “beach house” near Waiehu. The home boasts expansive ocean views that you can enjoy from the open living room and kitchen. Air conditioning, vaulted ceilings, Brazilian Cherry wood floors, in addition to a remodeled kitchen and bathrooms are among other fine features at this coastal retreat.
There’s also a photovoltaic system and solar water heater that allow you to live sustainably. Oceanview Estates is one of the few subdivisions on Maui where you can literally walk to the beach, where you can surf, windsurf and kite.
67 Ainakula Road | $849,000
Spacious, peaceful, private — this Kula retreat is the perfect family home. With five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and more than 2,060 square feet, there’s more than enough space to live comfortably in paradise.
The half-acre parcel is brimming with avocados, citrus and other treasures. And for those looking for extra rental income or a space where family can stay, a permit for the 700 square foot cottage awaits pick up at the County of Maui.
274 Kulipuu Place | $998,000
Nothing beats living right above one of Maui’s most popular beaches. Located in the desirable Ke Alii Kai neighborhood in Central Kihei above Kamole Beach Park One, this five bedroom, three bathroom home has been meticulously maintained and cared for.
Exquisite features include vaulted ceilings in the open concept living room, dining room and kitchen, while beautiful plantation shutters adorn windows in the upstairs part of the house. The massive master bedroom boasts a walk in closet, spacious master bath with double sinks, in addition to a soaking tub and separate shower. There’s also central air conditioning to help you beat the heat during Kihei’s warm summer months and photovoltaic panels to help with electricity costs.