Everyone imagines what it might be like to build their dream home on a picturesque property on Maui.
Buying a vacant lot and building a custom home can seem a little daunting, but starting from scratch means that you can tailor every part of the process to meet your family’s needs. The first step — and perhaps most important — is picking out the land that will become your perfect slice of paradise. From cozy homes on the rolling slopes of Haleakala to indoor-outdoor architectural masterpieces with oceanfront access, Island Sotheby’s International Realty can help you find your ultimate escape. These are just a few of our favorite current land listings:
45 Kuahulu Place | $4.85 million
Have you always dreamed of being able to walk out your back door, stroll a few yards and take a dip in Maui’s azure waters? At this oceanfront property in Olowalu, you can do just that. With unparalleled privacy and stunning views from the West Maui Mountains to Kahoolawe and Lanai, this property is simply a jewel to behold.
Spanning two acres of private and gated oceanfront real estate, this property is ready for you to build your dream home. And if you’ve always dreamed of living off the land, you’re in luck — there’s already an approved farm plan with mature citrus orchards, mango trees, coconut trees and shady Monkeypod trees. A private, dual water system provides ample water for both domestic and agricultural uses.
For avid watermen and women, you can access a nearby launching site for canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. But perhaps the property’s greatest perk? A lifetime of specular sunsets.
685 Olinda Road | $1.75 million
Simply the epitome of Upcountry living, this property spans 40 acres of lush, rolling pastureland just minutes above Makawao town. Experience wide, open spaces, yet the convenience that comes with the driveway access point being located just one-third of a mile above Seabury Hall.
There are multiple opportunities to place your dream home, with building sites offering views that span from the idillic pastures sprawling across the slopes of Haleakala to the bright blues of Maui’s north shore waters. And at night, gaze Maui’s infinitely starry skies, uninterrupted by the hustle and bustle in the island’s more populated areas.
Enjoy some of the most comfortable temperatures Maui has to offer between 2,000 and 2,100 feet elevation. Ownership also includes the benefits of equestrian and hiking access through the interior trail connecting the property to more than 300 acres of pastureland that spans between Piiholo Road and Olinda Road.
Kauaheahe Place | $999,000
Situated at the end of the road in the new Kauhikoa Farms subdivision, this prime 16-acre Haiku estate offers both the sanctuary of seclusion and the spirit-lifting sense of wide-open space. Perched on a finger of land buffered by private gulch on three sides, the lot gives a sense that you are sitting atop a parcel with an infinity edge, with 360-degree views that span from the slopes of Haleakala to lush Haiku jungle to the crystal, clear north shore waters.
Level-to-gently-sloping usable land comprises at least 10 acres, offering numerous options for home sites. With two water meters and the ability to be divided into multiple lots, this lot is a blank slate awaiting a visionary’s eye.
295 Luawai Street | $995,000
Why settle for a view of one island when you have have three? Gaze upon Kaho’olawe, Lana’i and Moloka’i from this premiere parcel in Olowalu. Spanning three acres, you have the option to divide into two properties or plan the ultimate expansive estate. Experience the serenity that comes with being tucked away at the foothills of the West Maui Mountains, with the expansive of the Pacific Ocean unfolding in front of you.
Here, you can create the life you’ve always imagined on Maui. The property is located in Olowalu Mauka, a boutique subdivision of 14 lots that sits above the historic town of Olowalu and its beaches, an open air farmer’s market and convenience store. And for anyone with a sweet tooth, you’re only minutes from one of Maui’s favorite eateries — Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop. Plus, living in Olowalu means you have an easy drive to both Lahaina town or central Maui.