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Kapalua, known for its stunning cliffsides, breathtaking beaches, and renowned Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, is one of the most spectacular areas in Maui. Nestled amongst the majestic pines and surrounded by acres of pineapple you’ll find 222 Crestview Road, the perfect home to indulge in the luxurious side of Maui while escaping the ordinary, everyday.

Courtney M. Brown R(S) RS-56519 of Island Sotheby’s International Realty, representing her clients in the sale of this spectacular estate, took a moment to share with us her enchantment of the property. 

“There are many things about this home that make it special. It is located in Pineapple Hill Estates, the newest section of Pineapple Hill, and a gated community within the Kapalua Resort,”

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Summer is typically the time to hit the refresh button and take time for ourselves during the year's warmest weather and sunniest days. 

Once you find the quiet spots and serene hideaways tucked into the corners of the island, you won't find anything better. Your personal oasis can be under the falls of Nailiilihaele or in the tide pools of Ho'okipa. 

We've rounded up our personal favorites of Maui spots that ooze our serenity and calmness. 

Alii Kula Lavender Farm

The Alii Kula Lavender farm is an enormous flora farm with about 55,000 lavender plants perched on the slopes of Haleakala. Hideaway among the nooks and crannies they have tucked away throughout the property, including a secluded gazebo that looks out onto the West Maui

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Originally from Canada, Katie knows a thing or two about snow-packed mountains, blistering winters, and trees that grow higher than average buildings. But that didn’t stop her from chasing the island lifestyle. After spending 12 years at a firm where she became fluent in real estate and client relations, Katie took her skills across the ocean to Maui, Hawai'i. 

"My passion for the industry is unparalleled. I pride myself on ensuring every transaction is seamless for my clients."

Anyone who knows Katie knows she's your go-to for all things real estate (and tips and tricks for visiting Canada). 

Read more about Katie below and contact her to help you on your real estate journey today!

What led you to where you are today?

I was born and

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Deborah knows what it means to live the Maui lifestyle. From being a loyal and trusted realtor and friend to her clients to lounging on the beaches in Kihei on the weekends, she knows what it means to live with aloha. 

"I love so many things about being a Realtor. I love assisting buyers in finding their most valuable assets. Their home is where they will make their memories, where their kids will grow up or vacation. Where they will meet new neighbors or have new adventures."

She holds herself to the highest standards because she knows her clients will be met with nothing but that. Read more about Deborah below and contact her to help you on your real estate journey today!

What led you to where you are today?

I love real estate. I love

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You scream, I scream; who doesn't scream for ice cream? 

With the island's warm weather and sunny rays, we're always looking for a sweet treat, and ice cream never disappoints. The aroma of freshly made waffle cones and flavorful buckets of ice cream alone has us feeling like we should be celebrating every day. 

Just in time to beat the summer heat and find the most ono cool treat, we're sharing our five favorite ice cream shops on Maui! From local flavors like haupia (coconut) to delectable artisan, vegan, and "adult" concoctions, there is something for everyone. So keep reading for the scoop on where to find your celebratory sweet treats in honor of the tastiest season of the year.

 

Island Cream Co. 

@lahainagateway

Open Daily

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Maui, and the rest of Hawai'i, is often considered one of the most beautiful places in the world, but sometimes, you visit somewhere on Maui that is entirely out of this world. These seven places on Maui will have you wondering when you left Earth for a striking alien planet or fantasy oasis.

 

Haleakala

Haleakala, Maui's famous dormant volcano that sits 10,023 feet above sea level, is more than just a breathtaking sunrise destination. Within the fertile crater lies a hiking path that resembles something out of this world. Deep red sand, plants native to the crater alone, views of Maui's skyline, and rock gardens are only some fantastic sights to see inside the Haleakala crater. This is a place where you can, quite literally, have your

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We've given you our take on the best spam musubis, best cocktails, and best food trucks...but we think it's time for a sweeter take on some of the best foods on Maui. Living on Maui, it's always time to share something sweet, whether for a special celebration, potluck with ohana and friends, or a treat on the way home from the beach. 

Just in time to get our summer bodies ready for the beach, we're sharing our five favorite donut shops on Maui! From local flavors like calamansi to delectable artisan donuts and malasadas, there is something for everyone. 

 

The Bakery Lahaina 

Maui's European Bakery 

808-667-9062

www.bakerylahaina.com

Instagram: @bakerylahaina

There are donuts…and then there are fresh Lilikoi Donuts from The

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Living in Hawai'i, we know more than anyone how meaningful ohana or family is. Whether it's heading to the beach, getting together for "no reason" potlucks, or gathering around the bonfire to talk story, there's always time to celebrate the beauty of ohana. We especially love taking the time to honor all the fathers, father figures, and soon-to-be fathers on our island who help create those special moments and are there to be the guiding light on the sea. So this father's day, we've gathered our favorite ways to celebrate, either with Maui-made gifts or our favorite island activities. 

 

Maui Brewing Co 

Maui brewed craft beer. Need we say more? 

If Maui Brewing Co's handcrafted beer is not enough to steal dad's heart away this

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The extraordinary 1.5-acre property sits just north of Makena Landing and boasts an oceanfront vista featuring tidal pools and multi-island views.  

(Makena/Wailea, Maui) – A recent transaction from Island Sotheby's International Realty agent Rick Brandt R(S) marked the highest oceanfront sale on Maui this year. 5022 Makena Road is one of the most exclusive oceanfront offerings of Makena. The extraordinary 1.5-acre property sits just north of Makena Landing and boasts an oceanfront vista featuring tidal pools and multi-island views.

 This two-parcel listing features a new construction home from renowned Maui architect Greg Bayless. 

Upon arriving at 5022 Makena Road, you witness the epitome of oceanfront living, and an exterior of Pietra

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The Maui County Real Property Tax rates have been updated for the upcoming fiscal year. Property is classified based upon its highest and best use. Properties receiving home exemptions, condominiums, permitted bed and breakfasts and permitted transient vacation rentals are exceptions. Condominiums are classified upon consideration of their actual use — Non-owner-occupied, Commercial, Short-term rental, Long-term rental (new classification), Timeshare, Owner-occupied.

 Dates to Remember

  • July 1—Tax year commences. Taxes are calculated based upon January 1 assessed values and fiscal year tax rates.
  • July 20 — First half of fiscal year tax bills mailed.
  • August 20 — First half of fiscal year tax payments due.
  • September 1 — Deadline for
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