Launiupoko Lovers: 118 Huapala Pl – Views, Acreage & Privacy

If privacy is your new luxury, yet not wanting to be too far off the beaten path is a must, and oceanfront density is not your thing, but rather high on the hill acreage with seismic and unique to-their-own ocean/island views are – meet West Maui’s Launiupoko.

Launiupoko is located at the base of the West Maui Mountains just a few miles south of Lahaina town.

Launiupoko is located at the base of the West Maui Mountains just a few miles south of Lahaina town

With its peaceful, out-of-town location, country estates feel, and convenient 25-30 minute commute to Kahului (10 mins to Lahaina). Home lots here range from approximately 0.5 acres – 15+ with the majority being between 1-3 acres. Launiupoko: the not-that-long-ago barren base of the West Maui mountains is now an in-demand luxury, agriculture hillside community. Current prices range from approximately $1.3M -$4M+.

Meet 118 E Huapala Place

Situated at the top of the neighborhood and at the end of a cul-de-sac, 118 E Huapala Pl is a rare NON-CPR’d 8.6-acre phase 3 parcel with 1,698 sq ft main house and detached 2-level barn property (permitted).

Fully developed 2 of the 8.6 acres: Main House  and Barn

Fully developed 2 of the 8.6 acres: Main House and Barn (MLS# 371574)

The main house has high ceilings, an open concept kitchen and living room, central air conditioning (including garage), large enclosed lanai, solar hot water, and stained concrete flooring throughout. Each bedroom has its own connected bathroom (ensuite) with the master having a hydrotherapy tub and standup shower.

118 E Huapala Pl Launiupoko Front view aerial

118 E Huapala Pl. is currently listed at $2.2M

The 1st level of the barn is a fully functioning workshop/storage space with interior bathroom and roll-up door. The 2nd level loft includes open area and separate office. The land area around the main house and barn, including the entrance of the property (approx 1.75 acres), has been fully developed, paved, landscaped, and irrigated.

118 E Huapala Launiupoko Kitchen and Living area

High ceilings, an open concept kitchen and living room that leads to the enclosed lanai

I Mentioned “Non-CPR”

Utility (noun) u·til·i·ty – the state of being useful, profitable, or beneficial.

For those of you somewhat unfamiliar with this term, Launiupoko is an agricultural neighborhood first developed in 2002-ish under county agricultural zoning laws. Because of the larger lot sizes and permitted agriculture zoning and HOA rules, property owners are/were able to build multiple dwellings (but a limited amount) and actually sell off a dwelling under a separate TMK#. With any CPR, there is administrative and legal involved, and I encourage every Buyer to employ proper due diligence when dealing with land in Hawaii, especially when it comes to splitting up land for a sales transaction.

07. Master bedroom

09. Master bath Jacuzzzi Shower

Other Things to Know:

  • This property has yet to be CPR’d
  • Big time ocean & island views
  • Both potable & non-potable water meters (Agricultural rates)
  • Includes an existing agricultural farm plan
  • There is acreage remaining to complete the private family compound or build a separate cottage property (approx 1.5 acres)
  • Approximately 5 acres of the property sits on an undevelopable preserve (the Mauka-most portion)


Want to Know More?

If you are interested in viewing 118 E Huapala Pl, or have any questions related to this property or Launiupoko in general, feel free to contact me. For a complete statistical look at Launiupoko sales history not found anywhere else, please see below. Thanks for reading!

Launiupoko Sales History

12. Lanai 2

The lanai at 766 sq ft provides a spacious entertaining and lounge area

13. Barn

The 2 level barn has an interior office, bathroom and roll up door. Ample storage and work space!

118 E Huapala Pl Lot Outline

Roughly 5 of the 8.6 acre P-shaped parcel sits on a preserve

Lpoko Development Plan

118 E Huapala Pl sits at the top of Mahanalua Nui Phase 3 – See Lot #30

Approximate Property Boundary Lines of the 8.6 Acre Parcel

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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