Twisting along Maui’s rural northwest coastline, Kahekili Highway is truly a road less traveled, even on an island that attracts roughly 3 million visitors each year. The road carves into rugged cliffs and lush valleys, winding past waterfalls, hiking trails and panoramic views that sweep from the sea to summit of Haleakala.
Stop at farm stands to buy fresh produce, flowers and some of Maui’s best banana bread, or gaze upon verdant pastures of grazing cattle. And if you follow the road just 15 minutes down past Wailuku, you’ll find a different slice of paradise: Hale Wainui.
Situated on 51 acres of pristine acreage, Hale Wainui is the epitome of luxury island living. Built with only the finest furnishings and craftsmanship, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home spans more than 4,700 square feet, while a separate pool house with a full bathroom and kitchen encompasses 674 square feet. The home is offered for $5.995 million.
“It’s kind of like a living along a mini road to Hana,” explained Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Kristen Goo, who is representing the seller. “But the you’re only 15 minutes away from town.”
Perched atop a valley crest, indulge in 360 degree views of the sparkling waters of Maui’s north shore, creating the feeling that you're living on your own private island. Ideal for entertaining, every room in the home boasts ocean views and vistas that sweep up the emerald green mountains. In the mornings, listen to the songs of birds and sip coffee on the patio, soaking in the sounds and sights of nature. After the sun sets, turn up the heated saline pool for swims under the stars.
The home’s contractor has been built some of Maui’s most prominent celebrities’ estates. Luxury finishings include custom Koa cabinetry, Subzero and Wolf appliances, Caesarstone quartz countertops, imported travertine flooring, Ipe wood decks and an extensive Sonos home sound system.
“The craftsmanship and the quality of the finishing is typically for something double or triple the price point,” said Goo. “If this exact home was in one of Maui’s resort areas, it would be double or triple the price.”
With 51 acres, Goo said the opportunities are endless. Efficient upgrades include a 62 panel photovoltaic system and a 600 AMP electrical system ready for future expansion. If used for farming, the property’s rich, virgin soil could be turned into Maui’s largest organic farm. There’s also the potential to build roughly 44,000 square feet in additional out-buildings, or subdivide the property into four separate lots.