A million dollars buys a lot of condo in Wailea these daysâ€”but it won’t put you on the beach.
It will put you in a new, gated, contemporary split-level residential condo, give you a garage, and square footage (up to 2,400), but it will not make the sand your front yard.
The million dollar price point puts you beachfront in Kihei. Shown: Hale Hui Kai, where a 2 bed /2 bath is listed at $899,000.
Just a few blocks away in Kihei, the million mark invites a bevy of interesting options, some close enough to the ocean to feel the spray and hear the turtles splash. We honed in on everything $800,000 and up, and these seven are among the most compelling options. They’re grouped by location, traveling north to south:
The stately Sugar Beach Resort underwent an impressive renovation last year, taking an old favorite to a new level. One of only twelve 2/2 layouts on the property, this 1260 square foot Sugar Beach penthouse (MLS# 342419 -Â $1,195,000) has commanding, unobstructed ocean views from a double lanai, and fronts Maui’s longest soft sand walking beach. Tastefully remodeled, vacation rental OK.
Sugar Beach Resort, North Kihei
This immaculate 2 bed / 2 bath Maalaea Surf condo (MLS# 341909 -Â $1,600,000) has size (1,260 square feet), and sits ocean front, a few steps from North Kihei’s signature beach, Sugar Beach. Never rented, partially remodeled, quiet and secluded. The property features two pools, tennis, and shuffleboard.
Maalaea Surf, North Kihei
A rare ground floor beach front 3 bed / 2 bath (MLS# 341755), this Maui Sunset unit spans 1,392 square feet and has a sweeping ocean view. The feel of old Hawaii fills the lanai, amaazing sunsets fill the skies, and it’s center court for whale watching. Partially remodeled, ready to be spectacular. $1,189,000.
Maui Sunset 3 bed / 2 bath, North Kihei
Technically the gated Kapu Townhomes are condos, but there are only two on the property: both are listed, at $1,500,000 and $1,750,000. This Kapu 3-bedroom delivers 1,724 square feet of relatively secluded ocean living. The property’s days on market (433) says these units may be priced too high, but finding this much privacy and size, on such a uniqe property, may justfy a look.
Unique Kapu Townhomes: only two units on the property
Breathtaking views fill this ocean front top floor 2 bed / 2 bath at the Royal Mauian (MLS# 337897), nestled between two incredible beaches, Kamaole I and II. A unique rooftop viewing barbeque and patio area, ocean front pool, and instant access to not just one but two great beaches make this 806 square foot condo one of Kihei’s most desirable listings, at $1,195,000.
Ocean front, Royal Mauian
Everyone on Maui has their favorite beach, and Kamaole II is an oft-mentioned front runner. The low-rise section of beach front Hale Pau Hana (MLS# 338080) offers unparalleled access to sublime swimming, pristine coral reef, incredible underwater visibility, and soft golden sand. This smartly renovated 716 square foot 1 bed /1 bath is a second-story end unit. Close to conveniences, in the heart of Kihei. A coveted vacation rental property.Â Listings here are rare, and it’s currently alone at $999,000.
Hale Pau Hana, on Kamaole II Beach
The full expanse of the ocean seems to fill this remodeled 767 square foot sixth floor ocean front Mana Kai 2 bed / 2 bath (MLS# 338171) listed at $1,275,000. Overlooks magnificent Keawakapu Beach, with an incredible snorkeling reef directly out front. The beach below unfolds several miles south past the Wailea resorts. Feet from the water, with some of the most dramatic views of any Kihei property. A $5M property renovation left the facilities sparkling, and the grassy beach front sunning area is wonderful.
Mana Kai, on Keawakapu Beach
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Kevin Spaise R(S) is one of Hawaii Life’s condominium specialists. He is the Author/Publisher of The Maui Condo Book (www.TheMauiCondoBook.com), the reference guide used my most Realtors, Brokers, title/escrow companies, lenders, appraisers, and other real estate professionals. Call him at (808) 344-0624 to talk Maui condo real estate, or email him at Kevin@HawaiiLife.com