Hawaii’s Ranch Lifestyle
Seventh in a series
The largest available parcel of pristine raw land in Upcountry Maui has been placed on the market by Island Sotheby’s International Real Estate Realtor Wendy Rice Peterson. A specialist in Maui estates and ranches, and a member of a kamaaina family with a long history in the area, Peterson describes Kalialinui Ranch as “absolutely serene and private… centered perfectly in Upcountry overlooking all of Maui and islands beyond.”
The 464-acre acre property is a pasture of Haleakala Ranch, the largest of Maui’s three major ranches. Its 29,000 acres, together with neighboring Kaonoulu and Ulupalakua, represent a combined total of approximately 60,000 acres spread across the slopes of 10,023-foot Haleakala. The volcanic mountain itself constitutes more than 75 percent of the island of Maui.
The rolling hillsides and grasslands of Kalialinui extend from an elevation of 1,300 to 2,100 feet above sea level, which Peterson considers an ideal elevation for indoor / outdoor Island living, a lifestyle typical of residents of the area. “Consisting of two parcels and completely fenced, the property includes several potential building sites and a leveled well site where a buyer could drill a well to supply their own water, making it possible to subdivide and create several separate lots.
“This property has never been offered for sale before. It is absolutely pristine and ready for a new owner to create their personal paradise while also providing a great investment opportunity. This Kula area has always been known as horse country, with great level grazing land and numerous riding and hiking trails. Just down the Kula Highway at Makawao are two polo fields where games are played seasonally.”
Peterson noted that there is a strong sense of history and tradition in the Upcountry communities. Haleakala Ranch recently celebrated 125 years of ranching on Maui and has, over the years, demonstrated responsible stewardship of the land.
According to Haleakala Ranch General Manager Scott Meidell, “The Ranch’s deep commitment to stewardship stems from a sense of responsibility to an environment with extraordinary natural and community resources -components that have forged the unique essence of Up-country Maui. By maintaining the tradition of ranching and implementing progressive land management strategies, the Ranch is well-poised to carry forward its legacy of stewardship and to support the preservation of Upcountry Maui for generations to come.”
Peterson is offering Kalialinui Ranch for $8,250,000 and showing it by appointment.