Private First-Row Napili Pole House With Pacific Ocean Front Yard – 43 Papaua Place

All of the clichés  apply here: “Epic, priceless, one-of-a-kind, stunning, breathtaking, awesome, exclusive, luxury…” The views from this front row estate in Napili, Maui, located farthest out on the point, extend from way down the coast South, over to Lanai, and across the channel to Molokai and up north to Kapalua. (MLS 375144)

Enjoy indoor-outdoor living on the large patio where you will be endlessly entertained by nature. Whales breaching and surfers riding waves left and right add to the show in the fall and winter seasons.

Frank Stiller designed this Polynesian Pole house on Papaua Place featuring 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, where family and friends can all fit under one roof. Besides a game room, jacuzzi, and sauna, there is also a third-floor cupola that can be used as an office, guest room, or a yoga room.

Fall asleep to the sounds of the waves

My last blog outlined why this spot is so special.

This home is quiet, secluded, and away from it all, yet close to so many great amenities such as world class golf, restaurants, spas, and a private school for Pre-K through grade 12.

Papaua Place in Napili with the Pole House up front

This place is great for water enthusiasts; Your front yard is your ocean playground…Take a dip in the exhilarating, deep bubbly water up north, then take a sauna when you get in from the ocean.

Experience the best swimming with turtles on the island in Honokeana Cove; the turtles come up to the point and roll and surf in the shore break.

Your front yard playground

Right out front is the intermediate surf spot called “Little Makaha” that breaks with a northwest swell, named after Makaha on Oahu’s West shore. Across the cove to the north is “Hole in the Head,” an advanced short board spot. Surfers will understand the amazing value of having a surf spot out front of your house. It changes your day and attitude.

Kids can spend hours making their way south around the rocky point exploring the tide pools, ending up on a small sandy beach where turtles can be seen resting on the beach after laying their eggs.

Papaua Place is gated street in Napili with 11 homes. Locals know this as “Magic Johnson’s street”, as he owned the home across from the tennis (and basketball) court in the ’80s…   My father traveled around the world, photographing surf spots for Surfer magazine, and this was the spot he chose this spot to build his dream surf shack in 1971.

Our German Shepard, Mele, keeps an eye on the pole house under construction next door in 1981

Hawaiian Koa and redwood is used throughout which adds to the warm, bohemian feel. Sandy Stein built the house and the one to the South and the tennis courts in 1981 for owners Patty and Rob Thibaut of TS restaurant fame (Kimo’s, Leilani’s, etc.).

Call me or Jeff Onderko, co-lister, from Hawaii Life for more information.

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August 18, 2017

Great spearfishing out front too

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