Open House in Upcountry Maui!

Open House in Upcountry Maui! Come see this lovely 3-bedroom home (with over 1400 sqft) nestled up to a golf course in cool upcountry Maui! Open House, today from January 12, 2014  from 12:30 to 5:30 pm! Click the picture below to see a more photos of this beautiful home!

Address: 2740 Liholani St #3, Pukalani, HI 96768

Greg Poppy Maui Hawaii Real Estate

Luxury Travel Predictions for 2014

Luxury Travel Predictions for 2014

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

-From “The Road Less Traveled” by Robert Frost

A Luxury Travel Blog posted on an article on some travel trends for 2014.   The article predicts that luxury travelers in 2014 will search for “hyper-personalized” vacation experiences “off the beaten” path. It also states that those who know the “road less traveled” experiences will be locals with knowledge of the land.

For Maui, and for potential home buyers here, it may mean purchasing an investment property out of the “normal” areas on the island.  This new trend would make towns in “upcountry” Maui, very attractive places.  Towns like Kula, Olinda, and Haiku each offer unique experiences for travelers visiting Maui.  Kula offers spectacular bi-coastal views and amazing residences and features one of the five most desirable climates on the planet.  Olinda features large properties in a wonderful forest setting with cool nights year round. Haiku is in a lush, tropical setting with easy access to the famous Hana highway and popular North Shore surf spots.

One great aspect to purchasing an investment property in these areas is the difference in price.  A luxury 2-bed, 2-bath condominium with a 1,000 sqft will have a cost of between $1,000,000 to $3,500,000.  The same price (sometimes even under a $1,000,000) can purchase a large 4-bed. 3-bath with 2,000 sqft on a large 1/2 acre lot.  For these upcountry properties, a short-term application would need to be submitted to the county to get the property approved for a “bed-and-breakfast” rental.

For any questions on the potential rentals in this new and up-coming market, see my contact info below.

Greg Poppy Maui Hawaii Real Estate

Open House Today! Kai Malu 34A

Today, from 10am to 5pm, Come see the private oases with quiet and comfort at Kai Malu,  townhouse condominiums that live like your own home.  Surrounded by the Wailea Old Blue Course, this property features an infinity edge pool with a panoramic views of the ocean including the outer islands, a community exercise facility, men’s and women’s saunas, and an owner’s Pavilion with BBQ grills.   In addition to the amenities available, Kai Malu has beautifully maintained landscaping and ocean views from nearly all units.  Kai Malu 34A is nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac with a private drive (approximately 30% of the units in this complex have one).  The unit also pops-out from the rest and backs up to a wash creating a private backyard; a feature shared only a few others in this development! Looking for a private oasis near all that Wailea has to offer? This unit has it all!

Greg Poppy Maui

listed by Sara Ferguson/Coldwell Banker Island Properties (Shops at Wailea)

Grand Champions- Wailea’s Hidden Gem

Number 45 is a top floor unit at the Grand Champions that has recently been remolded.  It features ocean views, a tropically inspired living room, polished granite countertops in the kitchen, and new carpet in the bedrooms and living rooms.  The unit also has a lock-off which allows for separate rentals.  This complex is near the Shops at Wailea, home to one of Hawaii’s Finest Shopping Centers and many other premiere Wailea attractions.  This unit has  one of the best prices in Wailea at $675,000!