Just Steps to the Beach: Live & Love Lahaina at 28 Kua Place

If being on the beach everyday is your soul food, then you’ll want to pay attention to this. Homes for sale like this one are very rare – and when they come up, they go fast. In fact, over the past 3 years only 6 properties in this neighborhood have even sold…and when they did, their combined average days on market was only 99 days (from date of list to closing).

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28 Kua Place, Lahaina (MLS# 368689)

Why is this Such a Popular Neighborhood?

The reasons vary, but a few of the most obvious are 1) Location 2) Location 3) Location. The truth is: when you live near the beach, you actually go there…and when I say near, I don’t mean across the highway or up the hill. I mean close to the beach.

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Just how close to the beach?

Located in the Aholo subdivision on the southern end of Lahaina Town, on a cul-de-sac that’s very quiet, 28 Kua Place is situated where drive by traffic doesn’t exist and foot traffic barely does. This type of property has the quality of beach life mixed with a quiet residential community tucked away just off Front Street. On the noisiest days, you may hear the sounds of birds chirps competing with waves breaking in the background from one of West Maui’s best surf spots.


You never know who will show up to bask in the sun at Shark Pit

Noteworthy Features

Originally built in 1976, this 3 bed/2 bath, single level, 1,628 sq. ft., residential family home boasts space! The interior has an open floor plan with tile and wood Pergo flooring throughout, high vaulted ceilings that allow for bright, natural light, an accessible kitchen from the living and dining areas, a large family room, and an additional utility room.

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The current owner purchased 28 Kua Pl in 2010 and has since invested in enhancing the aesthetics of this property. Upgrades include a new flat roof (composite shingle), new bedroom flooring, new front windows with replaced exterior siding, and interior drywall. Additionally, the kitchen and living room separating walls were demolished, opening up the floor plan to a more modern and spacious layout.

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Outside on the patio, concrete was poured creating a back porch suitable for lounging, dining, or entertaining. The landscaping is adorned with tropical plants, flowers, and trees such as mango, banana, and the rare Pua Kenikeni Hawaiian Tree, which produces flowers for lei making.

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A back porch suitable for lounging, dining, or entertaining

Property Utility – Ohana Allowance

Way back when, the garage was enclosed to offer a larger living space not regularly seen in single level homes in the this neighborhood. This room is approximately 23 X 25 ft. More recently, the former owner replaced the vaulted tile portion of the roof approximately 13 years ago.

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While this utility room space of approx. 500 sq. feet is currently non-confirming and does not show up on the 1,628 sq. ft. footprint of the house, the total sq. footage under roof is 2,000+. This property lot size is 7,527 sq. ft. allowing for a permitted ohana dwelling of 500 sq feet. Buyer to do their own due diligence.


As of the writing of this article, there are 10 residential homes in the Lahaina district priced under $1M. 28 Kua Pl is the 4th least expensive of this inventory and the only home within steps to the beach. Everything else under $1M is located in the Wahikuli subdivision, up Lahainaluna Road, or directly adjacent to the highway.

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Master Bedroom Complete with EnSuite

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Guest Bedroom #1, Guest Bedroom #2, & Guest Bathroom

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Plenty of Yard Space in this 7,527 sq.ft. Lot

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Just how far from the highway?


If you are interested in this property, have any questions, or would like to set up a private showing, please feel free to contact me. Thanks for reading!


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