Sharing the forested slopes of Haleakala with some of Maui’s largest kamaaina ranches are new estate-size properties offering the ultimate in luxury and privacy.
Many of the homes are situated on sufficient acreage to ensure that the seclusion and privacy the owners were seeking will be protected from the encroachment of further development in the future.
Upcountry Maui has traditionally been preferred by kamaaina families and ranchers both for its verdant wide open countryside and favorable climate…the same features that are now attracting buyers from the Mainland U. S. and Asia.
One of the largest of the estates currently available is a 22.25-acre property offered for sale by Island Sotheby’s International Realty at $6,900,000. In addition to exquisitely landscaped grounds, with a fresh water stream and natural pond, Uala Farm comprises several acres suitable as pastureland for horses as well as an established koa tree farm.
The almost 5,000-square-foot single level main residence showcases fine craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout. The ambiance of a country retreat is enhanced by interior finishes of exotic hardwoods and four stone fireplaces. Designed by noted Maui architect Brian Bolter, this impressive home includes an expansive great room with soaring ceilings, spacious open kitchen with top of the line appliances, dining area, sitting room, three bedrooms, two and a half baths, office, den, and indoor and outdoor entertaining areas including a large spa and lanai with a firepit.
A 1,268-square-foot cottage with two bedrooms, two baths, main living area with a fireplace and vaulted ceiling, full kitchen, and large wraparound lanai serves as a guest house or caretaker’s quarters.
Realtor Wendy R. Peterson, who is co-listing the estate with Island Sotheby’s International Realty Principal Broker Paul
McLaughlin, noted that the property consists of two parcels of 10.5 and 11.8 acres and that either could accommodate another residence.
“Wherever you are on this spectacular property, views unfold all around you,” Peterson said. “From the elevation of 3,000 feet you overlook a coastal panorama that extends from the south shore to the north shore of Maui, as well as the Neighbor islands of Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe.
“Recreational opportunities in the area include hiking on numerous trails throughout the countryside, as well as at Haleakala National Park about 22 miles up Haleakala Highway…horseback riding is available at nearby ranches. To the south are the golf courses and sandy beaches of the Kihei and Wailea resorts, about a 45 minute drive…the surfing beaches of the north shore are only 25 minutes away. At Kahului, where the main airport is located, there are many cultural opportunities, most notably the ongoing exhibits and special events at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
“In Kula you can enjoy complete privacy and an oasis-like environment with upscale shopping and dining within close reach…the best of two very different worlds.”