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!


About the Author

Jeff Onderko

Jeff Onderko is a REALTOR Broker with Hawai'i Life. West Maui Real Estate Broker, and ultra enthusiastic advocate of Maui's Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua areas. I truly believe it's an honor & privilege to call Hawaii home. For 17 years now, West Maui is where I live, work and play. My team and I specialize in resort market home and condominium sales striving to deliver the highest level of professional service possible. With $50M+ sold, a panache for extensive statistical research and 100+ published real estate articles since 2015. I'm relevant, information driven and responsive. I bring a passionate energy, an entrepreneurial understanding and a client-first approach to my real estate business. Prior to becoming a Realtor, I was an independent publisher, starting and operating Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Real Estate Weeklies, Maui Time Weekly (partner), and in 2005, I was a Mayors Small Business Award finalist. In 2009, after seeing the demand and living in an under serviced pet market, alongside my Mom, Susan we opened West Maui Pet Supply. I started my career after college as an account executive with Orlando Weekly ultimately becoming their Advertising Director. Then I moved on to Advertising Sales Manager at Orange County Weekly, in Southern California. I am native of Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in Florida splitting time between Miami, Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Fl. I was a scholarship soccer player at the University of Central Florida and graduated with a BA from their School of Communication. Always attracted to healthy lifestyle, adventure, great weather, water sports and the outdoors, I moved to Maui in the summer of 2002. When the Realtor hat comes off, I'm active in the community coaching U-14 Boys Soccer (AYSO - West Side Pride) and I still play in the West Maui open division. I'm involved along with other fellow Hawaii Life comrades volunteering regularly at the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Shelter in West Maui and I'm on the Board of the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund. Through the outlet of the WM Pet Supply, I was heavily involved with the Maui Humane Society & ASCPA getting animals adopted & spayed/neutered. When I have free time you'll find me surfing, golfing, at the gym, a regular at yoga class, hanging at home with my animals or working in the backyard on my organic micro-farm (aka: food garden). You can email me at or via phone at (808) 280-4881.

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