The Ridge at Wailea – New Pricing and Brokers Open on Dec. 16th

Golfing, Maui Real Estate, Wailea Real Estate | Posted by Brad MacArthur
Dec 15 2014

The Ridge At Wailea view

 

We are excited to announce the new pricing for THE RIDGE AT WAILEA. ¬†We would like to invite you to the Broker’s Open on Tuesday, December 16th, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Come and experience the view! Meet Wailea builders and Wailea architects. Discuss building opportunities with contractors Trend Builders and Maui Joinery and discuss design with architect Marc Taron of Arquitectura LLC. ¬†Pupus and refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Sally at sally@wailearealty.com.

This is an outdoor event. Appropriate footwear suggested.

Here is a snap shot of the new pricing and the subdivision layout:

The Ridge At Wailea Pricing and

 

 

Family Fun At Honua Kai Resort

Resort Market Sales, Things To Do on Maui, Wailea Real Estate | Posted by Brad MacArthur
Sep 20 2014

Honua Kai Ocean View

Weekend at Honua Kai

 

It was a 3 day weekend and I decided to surprise my family with a weekend get-away. ¬†We live in the south side of Maui and do not visit the West side as much. A three day weekend staycation at Honua Kai was ideal. ¬†My son had other weekend commitments so he couldn’t come with us. My wife, my daughter and her friend, and I went and had a wonderful time.

We stayed at  a beautiful  3 bed 3 bath unit on the 4th floor, overlooking pool and Kaanapali beach below. The unit has spacious living room and efficient gourmet kitchen.

Honua Kai Pool

 

Beach at Honua Kai

The view was spectacular. The expansive lanai allowed us to¬†¬†enjoy a perfect Maui Sunset from our unit …

Sunset At Honua kai

For dinner we went to one of the area‚Äôs favorite hot spots,¬†Duke‚Äôs Beach House Restaurant.¬†¬†Duke’s serves¬†Hawaiian-influenced fare with a focus on fresh, sustainable seafood and premium steaks. ¬†I am glad Honua Kai has Duke’s Restaurant as of of their ¬†amenities, we didn’t have to worry about driving out for dinner. It’s conveniently located in the resort. Dinner at Dukes is highly recommended – they serve delicious meals ¬†in large portions.

Dukes at Honua kai

My daughter and her friends enjoyed the pool area.  They had fun in the watersides at the family fun pool. The pool facilities includes Quiet Pool, Konea Lazy River, Family Fun Pool, and the Hokulani Lap Pool. They also had a blast at the beach snorkeling and playing in the gentle waves of the ocean.

honua kai playing at the beach

Overall it was a fun and restful weekend. It was pleasant experiencing resort living. ¬†While there, I was informed that there are some more units available for sale at Honua Kai. ¬†A recent article at Ocean Home Magazine¬†mentioned that¬†as of late summer, Honua Kai was almost 90 percent sold out with only two- and three-bedroom homes remaining. ¬†Let me know if you’re interested and I’d be glad to assist.

If you just want to come for vacation and experience¬†Honua Kai‚Äôs stylish suites and residences – some units are also available for rent by the owners, which allows the property to function like any luxury resort. As mentioned in the article on Oceans Home Magazine, Honua Kai also offers a try-before-you-buy program called ‚ÄúStay and Play,‚ÄĚ which allows potential buyers to visit the resort on vacation and experience the property, including its amenities, as if they were living as an owner. If you choose to move forward with a purchase, the sales team credits the amount of your stay to the purchase price. In 2013, approximately 25 percent of buyers took advantage of the ‚ÄúStay and Play‚ÄĚ program, which will continue to be offered in 2015.

Back to the family fun weekend… you know when your daughter and friends are having a great time when they start making these pancakes for breakfast:

honua kai breakfast

Weekend at Honua Kai 1

 

Luxury Oceanfront Property in Paia, Maui

Maui Real Estate, Oceanfront Homes | Posted by Brad MacArthur
Jun 19 2014

Paia Town

What comes to your mind when the little town Paia, on Maui, is mentioned? For some it’s surfing, for others it’s art, and others may think of ¬†shopping. ¬†There are many things that Paia is known for and one that stands out is surfing. ¬†This beach town in the North shore of Maui is known as a surfer’s haven and the “windsurfing capital of the world”. Kite surfing has recently emerged as a popular water sport as well. As mentioned in National Geographic’s article on “World’s 20 Best Surf Towns”, ¬† Paia,¬†which is once a sugarcane boom town is now a hangout for artists, surfers and wind sport enthusiasts from around the world.

Paia Luxury Home 5

Another thing that comes to my mind when I think of Paia is “luxury oceanfront living”. ¬†Currently, there are 3 oceanfront luxury properties for sale in Paia and one of them is being listed by Wailea Realty Corp., that is the home at 23 Waa Place. This oceanfront luxury home ¬†was designed by Farrington Bayless. The residence includes a total of 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, den/media room, records/storage room, art gallery, a chef’s kitchen with oversized island, laundry utility room, office nook, 3 car garage gym. There is also a separate 1 bedroom 1 bath ohana with separate gated entry.

Paia Luxury Home 3

Living room is a grand two story room with 25 ft. ceilings, colossal fireplace, art gallery aloft, and great room that accommodate formal entertaining.

The oversized eat-in kitchen flows out to a wide lanai with pool and spa with infinity edge. This sets the relaxing atmosphere for casual gathering with family and close friends.

Paia Luxury Home 4

 

Paia Luxury Home 1

The master suites  has a spectacular ocean view and is open to fresh air and sea breeze. Peace and serenity abounds. Master suite includes steam room and sauna, walk out shower and walk in closet overlooking a Japenese inspired rock garden.

The home inNow let’s let’s talk about what’s surrounding this property and what makes it a suitable and enjoyable place to live:

1. Baldwin Beach –¬†Baldwin Beach Park has one of the most beautiful white sand beaches on Maui and offers full facilities. On weekdays, it is almost always uncrowded.

Baldwin Beach 2

2. Hookipa Beach –¬†This property is only two minutes away from Hookipa Beach Park, windsurfing capital of the world. In winter, monster surf rolls into the North Shore, with wave after wave and winds rolling in, making Hookipa a world class windsurf and kite surfing destination. Several professional competitions are held each year at Hookipa which attracts competitors from all over the world. Wave jumping and aerial flips are not unusual to see. The spectacle of it is awesome.

3. Mama’s Fish House and More¬†- Maui’s favorite fine dining destination, Mama’s Fish house is in Paia is also close by. ¬†Aside from Mama’s Fish House, there is a wide selection of restaurants to try: Flatbread Pizza, Anthony’s Cafe, ¬†Paia Fish Market and many more.

4. Paia Town РPaia town is where you can find shops and boutique filled with unique, exotic and  collector items. Because Hawaii is a mix of many cultures, there is a wide variety of ethnic crafts, art, clothing, jewelry and antiques that will add to any shopping adventure.

Do you have any questions about Paia or about this magnificent property  in Paia that I am sharing about?  Call me at (808) 357-5000. 

Do you now someone who might be interested in this property? Tell them to contact me and I am glad to assist.

Hawaiian Airlines to Launch daily flights from LA

Wailea Real Estate | Posted by Brad MacArthur
Jan 08 2014

HawaiianAirlines

Hawaiian Airlines today announced plans to add daily non-stop service between Los Angeles and Maui this summer.¬† The service is expected to add more than 120,000 air seats to both travel markets when it launches on July 1, 2014, according to the announcement.¬† ‚ÄúThe island of Maui continues to grow as a popular visitor destination and also serves as an ideal transit point for neighbor island and US Mainland travel,‚ÄĚ said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer in a press release statement.¬† ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve seen tremendous demand from both Southern California travelers and our kama‚ÄôńĀina, and we‚Äôre very pleased to offer this new daily non-stop service for them,‚ÄĚ said Ingram.¬† The airline says the addition of the year-round service is in response to increasing demand from the Southern California market.

We are excited for the increased interest in visiting our island and encourage you to book a trip to enjoy the fantastic year round mild climate and amazing outdoor activities.

What are you waiting for?  Get here and feel the sand in your toes.

Aloha,

Bradley S. MacArthur, Principal Broker/Owner

808.357.5000

Brad@WaileaRealty.com

 

Kihei Ranked 6th Top Trending Vacation Rental Destination in The World

Wailea Real Estate | Posted by Brad MacArthur
Dec 26 2013

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According to projections released by the vacation rental website, FlipKey.com, Kńęhei, Maui is among the top trending vacation rental destinations in the World.¬† The site ranked Kńęhei as number six on a list of top 10 vacation rental destinations trending for 2014, based on traveler demand and booking requests to date.¬† This is the second consecutive appearance for Kńęhei on the list, which dropped one slot from 5th in 2013.¬† With the year round mild weather and occasional perfect conditions for our waterman:¬† surfers, kite boarders, divers, ecologists and the like¬†– it’s no wonder why we see visitors whenever someone is tired of the hustle and bustle and needs a vacation.¬† Leading the 2014 list was Rio De Janeiro Brazil,¬† which was highly attributed¬†to travel for next years World Cup.¬†¬†Following¬†them were¬†four Florida destinations-Miami Beach, Orlando, Naples, and Key West.¬†¬†Our neighbors on Honolulu made the list as well, ranked 8th.¬†¬† Rounding out the top ten were 7th ranked Panama City Beach in Florida, 9th ranked Playa del Carmen in Mexico, and 10th ranked Seminyak in Bali.¬† Overall this year’s list demonstrates that warm-weather beach destinations are where travelers are going for next year’s vacation.¬† Another testament to the incline in activity for travelers as well as investors…

Contact me for the best values available in South Maui’s Real Estate market.

Brad MacArthur – 808-357-5000

The Andaz at Wailea – Grand Opening of the South shores most sought after gem

Events, Golf, Golfing, Maui Events, Resort Market Sales, Tourism, Wailea Real Estate | Posted by Brad MacArthur
Sep 05 2013

I was a lucky attendee at the unveiling of the exclusive, full service resort with 12 luxury residences that exemplify a new approach and fresh design.¬† Situated¬†amongst an array of shopping, dining and activities to entice, inspire,¬†and¬†connect¬†one to the local culture, this 15 acres of perfection on Maui’s pristine Wailea beach present¬†tranquility and seclusion, built to accommodate the sophisticated traveler.¬† Well-manicured¬†Wailea Golf courses, upscale shops and restaurants, watersports and outdoor adventures are at your fingertips to satisfy all travel types.¬† Contact me to discover exactly why we love it and what you’re looking for in the beautiful Wailea resort.¬†808.357.5000

Link to MauiNow.com

 

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Wailea Realty sales make BIG Waves on Maui’s South Coast

Wailea Real Estate | Posted by Brad MacArthur
May 28 2013

Wailea Realty is proud to announce the closings of 2 South Maui transactions equating to over 17 million dollars in sales volume over the past 30 days.  In the Makena Rd. transaction the Seller was represented, and in the case of Ualei Pl. the Buyer… but in BOTH instances over 90% of list price was gained for our Principals.   Wailea Realty continues to build relationships, successfully negotiate and close some of the highest caliber of Real Estate on Maui’s South coast, and for this we are proud.

As Principal Broker and Manager of this esteemed group of colleagues I am honored to be part of such class of professionals.¬† With our upcoming move to the more visible ‚Äústate of the art‚ÄĚ location at the Shops at Wailea in the fall, I am excited for the future of the company with such a vibrant group. ¬†¬†Next time you are considering making a move on Maui, ¬†I encourage you to discover Wailea Realty has been a prominent name in our industry since 1972, as we ARE ‚ÄúThe People Who Know Wailea Best‚Ķ‚ÄĚ

 

Restaurant Week Wailea May 26th – June 1st

Maui Events | Posted by Brad MacArthur
May 14 2013

Mark your calendars for the much anticipated Restaurant Week Wailea dining promotion which¬†is taking place at 19 participating Wailea Resort restaurants Sunday, May 26, thru Saturday, June 1st. Wailea Resort, known for its award winning culinary talent, delectable restaurants and celebrity chefs will offer remarkable three course, pre-fixe menus for just $29*, $39* or $49* per person (*beverages, tax & gratuity not included). “Restaurant Week Wailea proudly supports the Maui Food Bank”, said Bud Pikrone, General Manager, Each restaurant makes a contribution to the Maui Food Bank for each Pre-Fix entr√©e sold during Restaurant Week Wailea, as part of the resorts community giving.¬† Everyone is invited to treat yourself to a night on the town, support your local establishments, and get more acquainted with “Da Kine Grinds” and some¬†of the many reasons we love Wailea.

The Shops at Wailea November 2010 Newsletter

Events | Posted by Brad MacArthur
Nov 01 2010

Thought I’d share the latest going on here at The Shops at Wailea.¬† There is a great entertainment line-up for WOW Wailea on Wednesdays and The Shops at Wailea will be¬†celebrating their 10th Year Anniversary¬†on Saturday, December 18 with a “Dessert Throwdown” event, see newsletter for details.

Click Here for The Shops at Wailea November 2010 Newsletter

Also, next week from November 7-13 will be Wailea Restaurant Week Рrestaurants will be serving prix-fixe menu at amazing prices.  Click Here to View the sample menus

PLANS FOR THE FORMER WAILEA RENAISSANCE UNVEILED…Finally

Wailea Real Estate | Posted by Brad MacArthur
Oct 26 2010

PLANS FOR THE FORMER WAILEA RENAISSANCE UNVEILED 

If you’ve stayed in Wailea then you’re probably familiar with the highly-prized, beachfront property formerly known as the Wailea Renaissance Resort.¬† Having been bought for $86 million dollars by Starwood Capital in 2003, inital plans were to turn the property into a trendy St. Regis or W hotel brand.¬† Then the plans shifted towards developing the property under the ultra-luxurious Baccarat brand and creating almost 200 fee-simple condominiums.¬† That didn’t happen and when the “Coming Soon” signs came down everyone was left with the question in their head about what was really going to be developed in that rare, beachfront spot.

Well, the plans for the former Wailea Renaissance have been unveiled…The Honolulu Star Advertiser as well as through a press release by Hyatt Hotels Corporation¬†confirmed that the beautiful beachfront property is now planned for redevelopment under Hyatt‚Äôs Andaz brand, and will be the sixth under this brand¬†following the¬†recent opening of the¬†Andaz Wall Street in New York City in January of this year.

This Andaz brand is said to be a unique collection that will reflect the spirit of the locale scene creating a natural and vibrant setting so travelers can indulge in their own personal comfort and style.  Andaz Wailea Resort and Residences will feature 255 rooms and 35 suites ranging from 456 to 2,321 sf, as well as six four-bedroom villas that will each be approx. 3,500sf.  (Boy, that’s huge for a hotel room!)

Located on the stretch of¬†white-sands¬†known as Mokapu Beach, this hotel will fit perfectly amongst the Four Seasons, Fairmont and Grand Wailea brands of ultra-luxurious hotels currently in the area ‚Äď and also surrounded by the beautiful Wailea Homes¬†and Wailea¬†Condominiums ‚Ķ.most of which are at the best prices in years!¬†

More information on the new hotel can be found at the Star Advertiser’s article or this document generated directly from the Hyatt Press Release:  Hyatt and Starwood Capital Announce Joint Venture