by Staff Writer
on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at 10:00am.
Cooking and hosting holiday dinners can be a feat to pull off, especially in cramped kitchens. But preparing Thanksgiving dinner and entertaining guests in these spacious Maui homes doesn’t have to be stressful.
From expansive countertop space to top-of-the-line appliances, these exceptional kitchen designs are equipped with all the goods to make hosting holiday dinners a breeze. And with pools and lanais that offer the perfect view to catch a Maui sunset, there’s plenty to entertain guests while you cook. Here are some of our favorite homes we wish we were spending the holidays in.
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. The French-designed La Cornue Cuisine de Chateau kitchen is equipped with entirely custom features including Italian onyx, marble and Brazilian cherry wood floors. With 27 acres to explore, it’s the perfect estate to host big family gatherings.
The kitchen of this breathtaking Haiku estate is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances any foodie would approve of. There’s more than enough counter space in this exquisite home to prepare all the Thanksgiving fixings and more with ease.
While you’re preparing the holiday feast, guests can enjoy a dip in the 40-foot saline pool or take an oceanfront stroll along your private strip of Maui's north shore. With panoramic coastal views, it's the perfect place to take the pupus and cocktails out to the poolside lanai to enjoy a colorful Hawaii sunset.
With breathtaking views that sweep from Haleakala to Maui’s north and south shores, this stunning Kula estate offers only the best for entertaining your guests at holiday gatherings. The open gourmet kitchen features an 11-foot mahogany block island, quartz countertops, solid cherry wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
While you’re preparing the spread on endless quartz countertop space, guests can relax on the back lanai that looks up the slopes of Haleakala, or stroll down the 18 feet-wide staircase leads to an exquisitely landscaped backyard.
The kitchen is truly the heart of this one-of-a-kind Kula estate. This artful gathering space is adorned with hand-crafted features, including a copper chimney that’s surrounded by a stainless-steel school of Aku fish that soar over the the kitchen range. Carved teak doors and Monkey Pod woodwork complement the tropical living space.
There’s nothing better than friends, family and a Maui sunset over Thanksgiving dinner. In this home, you can take your holiday dinners outdoors on the spacious covered deck made from antique Balinese floorboards. A koi pond is a stone’s throw away.
With expansive poolside lanais in the resort area of Makena, this home offers picturesque ocean views and an indoor-outdoor living space. Top-of-the-line appliances and a Sonos audio system create the perfect atmosphere to prepare a home-cooked spread.
With more than 7,000 sq. ft. of interior living space that flows seamlessly into an expanse of tropical outdoor patios, it's nearly impossible to feel confined or cramped in this home. While you prepare all the holiday fixings, your guests enjoy a refreshing beverage and watch the south Maui sunset by the pool.