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Mahana Estates: Kapalua’s New Residential Neighborhood Now Selling

Mahana Estates…Where is this, you say? Well, unless you live in Kapalua or frequently pass through Maui’s Upper West side, chances are you’re not familiar with, or have even heard of this place called Mahana Estates. And unless you’re a golfer heading down the 7th fairway of the Kapalua Plantation Golf Course, you would never even mind the large, modern, single-level model home that has been under construction for a few years now.

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Mahana Estates: just moments from the sand and ocean’s edge

What is Happening

While it began mostly under the radar…it was roughly 3-3.5 years ago the excavation work began. Then it was about 2 years ago the rock sign for “Mahana Estates” with the Kapalua butterfly/pineapple logo was put in at the bottom of the hill located just mauka of Flemming Beach in Kapalua. And around that same time (or maybe even 6-9 months previously), construction began on this one-level oversized home. What is this…?

In short, what the developer (Nan, Inc) has planned on this 51-lot, 125-acre pristine parcel of land in Kapalua is described as “blending world-class luxury and contemporary island living…“an iconic world-class destination”…“modern conveniences and Maui’s natural beauty”…“a finely designed estate abode”…“a delight in sensory pleasure.”

While I get to pricing a little later in this article, I can tell you that Mahana Estates is for the ultra luxury buyer.

What Makes This Project Unique?

1) New Construction: Super modern luxury homes with a hint of Asian inspiration. It’s hard for me to pinpoint the blend or other influence, but the marketing literature describes Mahana model homes as “idyllic island living.”

From my recent on-site preview, this is what I learned: Cedar construction, expansive living/gathering room and kitchen concept, extra high ceilings (somewhere between lodge-esque and hotel), massive pocket doors exposing huge ocean views, modest sized bedrooms (still large by most standards), smart home integration, exquisite craftsmanship, highly refined details, appliances, and function forward indoor/outdoor area complete with infinity pool that falls right into the ocean. This is like nothing you’ve seen in Kapalua or West Maui before.

Model Homes: The work is being done for you. The developer is offering 4 model homes ranging in interior size from 5,170-7,244 sq ft. Outdoor lanai space boasts another 1,855-4,000 of square footage.

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The first model home is complete – 4 bed/4.5 baths, 5,170 sq ft, on 1.3 acres

Mahana Estates Model A home: 4 Bedroom/4 Bath and situated on a 1.3 Acre Lot – Listed for $8.9M

2) Location: A premier location within the Kapalua Resort. While Plantation Estates gets all of the “luxury” billing and Pineapple Hill is conveniently located within the heart of the resort, Mahana Estates presents a different offering in that:

  • Lots at Mahana Estates are not as large/estate oriented as Plantation Estates
  • The neighborhood is not as isolated or high on the hill living as Plantation Estates
  • Mahana Estates presents a more private, exclusive environment than Pineapple Hill, with a better ocean/island view plane. The entrance of the neighborhood sits just mauka of Honoapiilani Hwy, about 1/2 mile after the entrance to the Kapalua Resort or just above Flemming Beach (and directly south of the 7th hole of the Plantation course).

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The bottom portion of the neighborhood abuts the 7th hole fairway of the Plantation Estates Golf Course

3) Space: The entire neighborhood is situated on roughly 125 acres, with 51 lots ranging from approximately 1.0-4.3 acres. Conversely, lot sizes in Pineapple Hill are approximately 10,000-14,000 ft and Plantation Estates range from 2-5+ acres.

4) Kapalua Club: Ownership includes membership. Enjoy access to the Ritz Carlton pool, Spa Montage facility, pool, and the Beach Club overlooking Kapalua Bay as well as Kapalua Tennis, and several member discounts (including golf) throughout the resort.

5) Views: It sounds cliche, but it’s the main reason why dirt here can cost $1M+ (and they’re not making more of it).

6) The Company You Keep: In the company of The Montage, Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Merrimans Kapalua, world-class golf, beaches, and activities, 6 miles from Kaanapali and 10 miles from Lahaina town – Need I say more?

7) Plainly Put, It’s Sexy: And who doesn’t like sexy?

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MY-MY-MY Mahana Estates

Things To Know

1) Civil infrastructure is completed, including road and underground utilities. Lots and building pads are graded (but grown over). The excavation was done in a way so the lots undulate in a way that seems to take in consideration the view planes of neighboring properties. I’ve confirmed with the lot elevation map, and every single property is at a different elevation above sea level.

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Lots 22-51 at Mahana Estates range from 1.3 – 4.8 acres (finish pad elevation: 350-748 ft above sea level)

2) What’s For Sale & How Much: Several specified lots ranging in sizes 1-4 acres are now available for purchase. Civil groundwork has been completed including access roads and underground utilities.

Homesites for Sale
Luxury Homesites are also available – priced at $1.5M+
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Homes for Sale
Luxury Custom Models priced $8M+
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3) Mahana Estates is only the 3rd Kapalua residential neighborhood to be developed; the others being Plantation Estates, Pineapple Hill, and Kapalua Place.

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One picture: Ritz Carlton, Flemming Beach, Mahana Trail, Kapalua Bay, and Plantation Golf Courses – Mahana Estates

Floorplans & Neighborhood Map

Model A: Interior Area: 5170 sq ft – Lanai Area: 1855 sq ft – 4 Bedrooms/4.5 Bath – 1 Outdoor Shower

Model B: Interior Area: 6722 sq ft – Lanai Area: 2743 sq ft – 4 Bedrooms/4.5 Bath – 1 Family Room – 1 Outdoor Shower

Model C: Interior Area: 7244 sq ft – Lanai Area: 3951 sq ft – 4 Bedrooms/4.5 Bath – 1 Family Room – 1 Office –
4 Outdoor Showers

Model D: Interior Area: 5926 sq ft – Lanai Area: 3347 sq ft – 4 Bedrooms/4.5 Bath – 1 Family Room – 1 Office – 4 Outdoor Showers

Home sites #1-51 vary in size from 1 to nearly 4 acres with elevations ranging from 148 to 748 feet above sea level

About the Developer

According to the company’s website:

“With over 20 years of experience as a general contractor throughout the Pacific, Nan, Inc. has acquired a wide range of construction expertise. From historic renovations and modernization upgrades to new building construction, including multi-purpose facilities and single-family homes, Nan, Inc. has the resources and dedication to deliver on any type of project, on schedule, within budget, and with the utmost care to quality and workmanship.”

The company is headquartered in Honolulu with an array of projects, the majority in transportation, education, hospitality, civil industrial, and military housing. This is Nan’s first large-scale residential project.

Want to Know More?

If you are in the market for buying or selling Kapalua real estate, or have any questions about the neighborhood or West Maui in general, please feel free to contact me. I welcome the opportunity to give you information about my previous sales performance and marketing strategies.

Thanks for reading,
– Aloha

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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 JeffOnderko@HawaiiLife.com or via phone at (808) 280-4881.

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