South Maui

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents help people buy and sell hundreds of magnificent properties on Maui — but some are truly more exceptional than others.

During the first quarter of 2017, Island Sotheby’s agents helped close numerous property sales, ranging from selling rockstar’s estates to finding buyers for luxury ocean-view condominiums. Here are a few of our noteworthy sales of 2017’s first quarter:

5520 Makena Road, Makena, Hawaii 96753

This 5,400-square-foot 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, is surrounded by tropical gardens and panoramic views of Maui’s south coast.

The estate’s sliding glass

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It’s commonly known that April showers bring May flowers. Fortunately for those living on Maui, springtime doesn’t necessarily mean gloomy, raining weather. Instead, we decided to explore some of the most luxurious showers in some of the island’s most elegant homes. Here are a few of our favorites:

454 Wailau Place, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Nestled in the slopes of the West Maui mountains, this magnificent estate is home to meticulously crafted furnishings, with each room looking out over breathtaking views of Maui's west and south coast.  Italian onyx, marble and Brazilian Cherry floors, as well as custom slab granite furnish the living spaces — and luxurious bathrooms — in this exquisite home.

With more than five bathrooms, guests can enjoy

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Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s that time to start planning your Maui vacation.

Especially if you come to the island multiple times each year, purchasing your own condominium is the best way to ensure you always have an unforgettable Maui experience — plus, with vacation rental approved complexes you can rent the unit while you’re away. From spacious beachfront condominiums large enough for the whole family to conveniently-located one bedrooms in Kihei town, there are dozens of options to comfortably accommodate your summer vacation on Maui. Here are a few of our favorites:

Wailea Point I II III, Unit 1401, Wailea, Hawaii 96753

Gaze out to Maui’s crystal clear waters from the expansive lanai of this spacious oceanfront

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There’s nothing like enjoying the warm summer sun and taking a dip in calm, clear water to cool off — right in the privacy of your own backyard.

Maui is full of pristine, white-sand beaches and tropical waterfalls, but there’s nothing that rivals the seclusion and tranquility of having a pool at your own home. And at dozens of estates on Maui, there are some of the most exquisitely designed pools, which appear to blend seamlessly into their luxurious surroundings. Here are a few of our favorites:

315 Pauwela Road, Haiku, Hawaii 96708

Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the tropical flora and fauna that surround this breathtaking home. The pool — and the expansive lanai that surrounds it — are truly the focal point of the property, which

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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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A luxury Wailea condominium has sold for $2.8 million in one of Maui's finest resort communities.

The 2,600-square-foot unit is located in Ho’olei, one of the newest resort complexes in Wailea. The spacious three-bedroom unit is only steps away from white sand beaches, and offers its new owners only the finest furnishings and amenities. Island Sotheby's International Realty's Rob Shelton R(B) and Ryan MacLaughlin R(B) represented the sellers. 

Shelton said the sellers, who are his long-time clients, owned the condominium for several years and maintained its furnishings meticulously. 

“The unit was just impeccable,” said Shelton. “And the quality of the complex is just terrific.”

Shelton said his clients upgraded the unit, which boasts a

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Buying or selling a home will change your life. In light of that, there's no doubt you want to select a real estate professional that can successfully walk you through the transaction of a lifetime.

But it can be hard to select a real estate agent on Maui, where hundreds of agents offer their services and expertise from a broad range of companies. However, there are certain qualities that you should keep an eye out for, as well as the perks that come with an established brand like Sotheby's International Realty. 

Ron Silva, who serves as Island Sotheby's International Realty's Wailea Broker in Charge, said picking an agent who knows the subtle differences between areas of Maui is paramount. Understanding Maui’s culture and communities where a client

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Maui is the favorite island for visitors across the globe. Seeing that, it’s no surprise that some of the island’s most luxurious properties were favorites for online visitors, too.

Over the last year, thousands of people from countries around the world visited IslandSothebysRealty.com to view some of the most spectacular homes offered for sale on Maui. Back by popular demand, here are our most-viewed properties from the last year.

51 Kapohue Road, Hana, Hawaii 96713

As featured in Wall Street Journal and Mansion Global, Rock star Pat Benatar and her guitarist husband Neil “Spyder“ Giraldo offered their secluded Hana estate for $3.2 million. Perched atop a private cove and minutes away from Hana’s most coveted hikes and waterfalls, the

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With Maui’s residential median sales price at its highest point in more than a decade, real estate experts are hopeful 2017 will be a strong year for the island’s housing market.

Maui’s median sales price for a residential properties soared to $700,000 in December 2016 — the highest since September 2006. Meanwhile, the median price for condominiums and land rose to $414,500 and $435,000, respectively.

Real estate agents and investment experts alike are hopeful that the market’s upswing will continue through 2017. Alex Cortez, an agent with the Wailea office, said in particular, he expects to see a growing market for high-end, luxury homes.

“2017 will be a very busy year for uber high-end homes,” said Cortez. “Those markets will see substantial

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2016 marked the year when many lucky buyers made the purchase of a lifetime.

From spacious Kapalua villas to an oceanfront oasis in South Maui, dozens of luxury condominiums and homes were sold by Island Sotheby's International Realty agents last year. Here are a few of the most significant sales of 2016:

Keawakapu | Kihei | $8,000,000

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the soothing sounds of waves in a home that overlooks one of Maui’s most stunning white sand beaches. Undoubtedly one of the island's finest real estate gems, the last time this half-acre oceanfront parcel was on the market was in the 1950s — before Hawaii became a U.S. state.

With about 90 linear feet of unobstructed ocean frontage, this 1960s Hawaiian beach bungalow

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