Upcountry

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There are few reasons why one would ever want to leave their home when it offers an entirely private oasis. 

At these elite estates, it's hard to find a reason why one would have to venture to resort pools - or even to the beach - when crisp, clear waters are located in the privacy of your own home. From exotic water features to elegantly designed jacuzzis, we selected a few homes that offer the finest pools in paradise.

7505 MAKENA ROAD, MAKENA HI

There are few homes on Maui with as perfect a pool as this expansive Makena Estate. The pool is nestled on a 4,000-square-foot lanai, which overlooks the clear, azure waters of South Maui.

This massive 10,000-square-foot estate is perfect for entertaining family and friends. An epic private

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It’s that time a year again when parents celebrate and children dig in their heels: back-to-school.

From rushing to beat school traffic to signing up for after-school activities, the season brings in quite a change for both parents and children. But that transition can be much smoother when you live within minutes of the island’s finest schools.

“Generally, if you live Upcountry, you’re going to be 15 to 20 minutes away from all the great schools,” said Island Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Mino McClean, R(B).

This elite estate on Lower Kula Road is nearby schools ranging from Seabury Hall to Haleakala Waldorf.

McClean was raised on Maui, and graduated from Seabury Hall. She explained that most of Maui’s top schools are located

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When many people picture the idyllic Hawaiian Islands, the first image that comes to mind is a colorful sunset on the horizon, framed by gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean and swaying palm trees.

At these luxurious estates, the view is even more spectacular. With panoramic vistas that span from Moloka’i to Kaho’olawe, these magnificent homes have vantage points that are simply intoxicating.

322 Waakaula Place, Wailea, Hawaii

With endless ocean views and 3,400 square feet of spacious living area, this home is the epitome of indoor-outdoor living. Located in the Wailea Golf Estates, the home overlooks Maui's azure south shore, in addition to one of the finest golf courses in the resort community. 

The single-level home offers an open

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents Courtney M. Brown and Wendy R. Peterson have been named some of the most productive sales associates in the nation.

REAL Trends was sponsored by Zillow to create a list of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” which compared more than 12,600 agents throughout the nation. To qualify for the list, an agent was required to have closed more than 50 transactions or sold more than $20 million in real estate in 2016.  

According to the rankings, Peterson closed more than $22 million in real estate transactions in 2016, while Brown closed more than $20 million in sales. Both agents were also honored this year for being top agents in the state of Hawaii.

“It's an honor to be recognized by REAL Trends as one of

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A 52-acre ranch on the slopes of Haleakala has sold for $4.7 million, marking the largest sale in Kula year to date.

Island Sotheby’s agents represented both the buyer and seller of this expansive property, which offers acres of rolling hills that provide a plethora of opportunities for trail systems, pasture and farm lands.

“This was essentially a turn key property for my client who plans an organic farm,” said Island Sotheby’s Realty agent Dan Omer, who represented the buyer.

Neighboring the prestigious Kula 200 neighborhood, Kula Koa Ranch is a secluded, tranquil escape with many unique features including a private well and photo voltaic system. Omer’s clients fell in love with the property for its views and opportunity to live

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Two of Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents have made Hawaii Business magazine's list of the top 100 real estate agents in the state.

The magazine has been creating the list for more than a decade, which has become the pinnacle of success for Hawaii's real estate agents. This year, Island Sotheby’s Realty agents Courtney Brown and Wendy Peterson were among those honored, as well as several other Sotheby’s International Realty sales associates throughout the Hawaiian Islands.


Hawaii Sotheby's International Realty honorees gather for a photo at the Hawaii Business Magazine's Top Realtors 2017 Gala held on June 1st 

Brown, who specializes in the resort areas of west and south Maui, closed $21,642,884 in real estate transactions in 2016.

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From the mystical marine works of Christian Riese Lassen to Curtis Wilson’s landscape paintings of lush Upcountry fields, Maui has inspired — and been home — to several acclaimed artists throughout the decades.

And there’s nothing more helpful for artists than being inspired by where they live — and better yet, to be able to work in the space they call home. Fortunately for those looking to live and make art on Maui, the island is home to several unique estates that offer workshops and art studios. The homes themselves are masterpieces. Here are some of our favorites:

315 Pauwela Road, Haiku, Hawaii 96708

Wake up to the sound of birds calling, and sip your coffee on the covered lanai, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna. This timeless

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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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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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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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