Upcountry

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Maui is known mostly as a world-class vacation destination, famous for its white-sand beaches and luxury resorts. But it’s paradise for those looking to explore the great outdoors, too.

If you’re avid hiker or backpacker looking to lace up your hiking boots and get away from it all, Maui is nirvana. From coastal trails surrounded by the sounds of gently crashing waves to multi-day treks through Haleakala, Maui boasts a range of hikes through all sorts of climates for all skill levels. These are a few of our favorites:

Sliding Sands Trail

This hike isn’t for the faint of heart, but offers a glimpse of Haleakala that’s out of this world. You’ll travel at least 5 miles across the ancient shield volcano, known as the House of the Sun, where

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Imagine living on the lush slopes of Haleakala, amid 800 acres of sprawling pastures, woodlands and rainforests.

Welcome to Pi’iholo Ranch, one of the last working cattle ranches on Maui. Minutes from the historic Makawao town, the epic estate listed for $17.5 million spans across rolling fields, eucalyptus forests and canyons, with views that sweep from Maui's north shore to the summit of Haleakala to the West Maui Mountains.

"Pi'iholo Ranch is one of the last generational ranches on the island," said Island Sotheby's International Realty's owner Ryan MacLaughlin R(B), who's representing the seller. "Parts of the ranch have never been seen by the public."

To this day, the property is home to one of Maui's busiest operating cattle

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Now that 2018 is coming to an end, it's clear that it was a record year for the Island Sotheby's International Realty team. 

Right now, two of Island Sotheby’s International Realty’s current listings would break sales records in Hawai'i: a sprawling 10-acre oceanfront estate in Kapalua offered for $49 million and a condominium at Wailea Point offered for $25 million. But those are just two of several highly significant listings, ranging from luxurious condominiums to swaths of historic ranches. We put together a list of our most notable listings as we close out 2018:

9 Bay Drive | $49 million

This breathtaking estate could be the largest sale ever for a single-family home on Maui. Located on a sprawling 10-acre oceanfront property, this

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Imagine being able to live off-grid, surrounded by unobstructed ocean views in one of the most tranquil communities on Maui.

At this stunning Huelo home, you can do just that. 770 Honokala Road, offered for $2.275 million, is one of the nicest and largest homes located in the grid-independent, desirable community on Maui’s northeast coast. Nestled on more than 3 lush acres, this 4,337-square-foot oasis was designed with the utmost attention to detail, creating a space that seamlessly blends into its natural surroundings.

“If you're looking for seclusion, peace and tranquility, that's exactly what this home offers,” said Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Stephanie Malcolm R(S), who is representing the seller along with Cynthia

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As many Maui residents know, living in paradise often comes with a cost. 

It's no secret that it's often difficult to find an affordable home anywhere in the Hawaiians Islands, not just on Maui. But just because you think finding the right home might be an expensive and complicated process, it doesn’t mean it has to be.

From charming country homes in Kula to houses in lush Wailuku neighborhoods, 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 $900,000:

594 Hapapa Road | $815,000

Situated on 2 fenced acres of lush pastureland and fruit trees, this plantation-style home is the epitome of peaceful Upcountry living. At 4,200

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A classic Kula estate inspired by renowned architect C.W. Dickey has sold for $3.35 million, adding to the millions of dollars in sales that Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Wendy Peterson, R(S) has facilitated this year.

Located in one of the most desirable elevations in Kula, this 7,160-square-foot home was meticulously constructed by one of Maui's best builders and craftsman. Peterson, who specializes in the lush Upcountry region, facilitated the sale on behalf of the seller, which boosted her total sales so far this year to roughly $23 million.

“This Kula home was built to perfection,” said Peterson. “It’s the perfect blend of classic, Southern architecture and island style.”

The two-acre estate is the epitome of

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Casual, yet elegant.

Nestled on more than 3 private acres, this quintessential Kama’aina pole home boasts one of the most coveted lots in all of Kula 200, in one of Maui’s most beloved Upcountry neighborhoods. With views that sweep from Maui’s north to south shore and lush grounds, this 3,800 square foot estate embraces tranquility and sustainable living in the heart of paradise.

“Once you enter the property, you feel like you’re in your own world with privacy, quiet and natural accents all around,” said Cynthia Warner, R(B) one of the Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents representing the seller.

The entire home, which boasts four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, takes one’s breath away with the beautiful balance of

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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

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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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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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