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Bringing our dogs with us around the island can make any day that much better! Discovering new favorite beaches, hiking through lush rainforests, grabbing a delicious bite to eat, or just hanging at a local dog park make for a great day. There are lots of dog-friendly options on the island to choose from for a fun-filled weekend. 

We've gathered a list of our favorite dog-friendly places to venture, all over the island. So pack up the car, bring some treats, and get ready to make life-long memories.

Remember to research rules and guidelines before arriving and clean up after your pup to ensure they’re always welcome. Dogs should be leashed unless otherwise noted, all dogs should be vaccinated and healthy, make sure you have water and shade

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Maui is known for its pristine weather, stunning beaches, and rich culture. It’s no wonder that it’s a beloved tourist destination to hundreds of thousands of people a year. But, in order to keep our beautiful island healthy and thriving, the local community works tirelessly to keep it clean and protected. Because of this, Maui is becoming one of the strongest models for sustainable living. 

Sustainable living is becoming the way of life on Maui for locals and visitors alike. From eco-tour companies, locally sourced dining options, and eco-education resources readily available, going green has never been easier. Everyone can help contribute to sustainable living by incorporating easy and approachable changes into their everyday life. This will

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A seller’s market is simply a matter of economics. Inventory is low and demand is high, leading to some properties being on the market for only hours with competitive bidding.

Buying a home on Maui is always a good idea. Playing in the island sun all day, catching some pau hana surf on your way home, and picking fresh fruit from the weekend farmer’s market sounds like a dream. And we want to do everything we can to make this become your reality.

Buying a home in a seller’s market means the market is in the seller’s favor, inventory is low and demand is high. With this comes competitive bidding, quick listings, and the need for attention to detail more than ever. This doesn’t mean that you can’t buy a home in a seller’s market. It just means

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Becoming a homeowner is one of the biggest decisions of our lives. From being financially ready, finding the perfect real estate agent, and deciding what you’ll need in a home to be equipped for your future, it’s all a huge step. Navigating the world of real estate and its jargon can be overwhelming and at times, confusing. Title and escrow are some of the most common terms you’ll hear in the industry. Often used interchangeably, they are both crucial yet very different parts of the home buying journey. 


The word "title" refers to your legal rights to own, use, and dispose of a specific property. The title company ensures the property's title with policies to the buyer and the lender to protect against problems with the property or the

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Here on Maui, aloha is at the core of everything in our daily lives. From waving at a friendly face on the street to letting someone go ahead of you in traffic, to helping your neighbor with their groceries. It’s no wonder that at any home on Maui, you’re likely to see friends and family gathering for no reason other than to “talk story” or hangout. 

What better way to accommodate Maui’s favorite pastime than gathering a list of homes with the best guesthouses!

A guesthouse is our favorite (and most stylish) way to host visiting guests. It’s both an extension of your home and a reflection of your hosting personality, whether it be clean towels, a signature welcome mat, or a mural of your favorite beach. Guests should feel like they are a part of

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When coming to the Valley Isle or looking for something new to do on the weekends, Maui’s abundance of beautiful trails and hikes should never go undiscovered. With a plethora of trail options to choose from you can explore contrasting microclimates, plan a weekend camping trip, or a quick morning stroll! The options are endless. You don’t have to be a veteran hiker or trained outdoorsman because Maui offers something for everyone, even those who have never stepped foot on a trail! This is something you can do with the whole family. So pack some sturdy shoes, bring lots of water and sunscreen, and experience our favorite Maui hikes and trails listed below!

We always want people to have a fun and safe experience when exploring Maui. Please refer to

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You might think that lounging on the sand, sipping Mai Tai’s, and chasing waterfalls is all that Maui has to offer. That couldn’t be further from the truth. With over 120 miles of coastline, it’s no wonder that some of the biggest surfing is done right here on the Valley Isle. With an even better reputation for winds that would make any kitesurfer drool, this is one of the most thriving sports on the island. When you think about the surf on Maui you might be picturing monstrous waves that take the likes of professional surfers to conquer. But that’s the beautiful thing about Maui, there is something for everyone. Whether it’s your first time on a board, to Maui, or even to the ocean, you’ll always find your place here. 

 Historically called the

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Maui, a melting pot of people, food, climates, and exciting outdoor adventures. From snorkeling in the crystal clear waters along the coast, windsurfing over the North Shore waves, rappelling down gigantic waterfalls, or biking down the winding Haleakala slopes, the natural beauty is endless. It helps that there are countless options when it comes to outdoor scenery you can choose to spend your days. Between the outstretched coastline, the dense rainforests, and the big blue skyline, Maui holds endless opportunities for experiencing adrenaline-filled island activities. 

While many might favor the slow-paced and relaxing lifestyle, there are exhilarating excursions for the extreme visitor that can only be done on the island of Maui. Being a small

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As a native Hawaiian and inspired local, Thelma Garso-Pacheco has been a beacon of Hawaiian culture, history, and aloha spirit since 1973 when she moved from the Big Island to Maui. Graduating from Kamehameha Kapalama on Oahu, Thelma has grown up in the local community of Hawai’i and experienced the people, lifestyle, and treasured parts of the islands. She loves and appreciates every corner of Maui, from Iao Valley to Haleakala, and everything in between. 

Thelma joined the Island Sotheby’s International Realty ohana as an Administrator/Listing Coordinator for the South Maui Office in 2013. It was here that she learned to love the abundance of knowledge, insight, and appreciation for real estate that ISIR held. Working for a devoted team and

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Meticulously-kept and stylishly-equipped luxury condos offer the best of condominium living: maximum privacy, spacious layouts, carefree ownership, and world-class amenities, all while situated in some of Maui’s most revered communities. We’ve rounded up our favorite luxury condos that are on the market and ready to become your dream home. 

Discover hidden gems like Maui Beach Place, located on the beachfront, near Charley Young Beach, one of Maui's most acclaimed beaches and home to sea turtles and tropical fish galore… a true snorkeling paradise! It’s the perfect fit for those seeking a waterfront lifestyle, and privacy — a convenient getaway with a sense of seclusion. 

The views do not fall short at any of these beautiful condos. Watch the whales

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