Kaanapali Shores #604

Located at the North end of Kaanapali Beach, Kaanapali Shores is a beachfront development well known for an array of hotel style amenities in a family friendly setting:  beachside restaurant, 2 pools and jacuzzi, lighted tennis court, fitness and massage center, salon, tropical flower shop, sundry store, activity desk and even a wedding gazebo.  From private yoga lessons on the beach to family photo shoots or Thursday’s Cultural Art Fair, you can’t get bored while staying at this resort. All units are individually owned and participation in the Aston Resorts Management program is not mandatory, although it makes most sense for those that want to offset the cost of ownership with the income from rentals.

When it comes to real estate sales,  Kaanapali Shores is one of the most dynamic properties, with an active listings  inventory of 23 units (two studios, twelve 1bd units and nine 2bd units). Four units are currently in escrow (including unit 901, a 2bd/2ba listed at $1,900,000) and 21 units have sold in the past year, priced between $300,000 and $1,450,000. If the trend continues, one may find himself/herself with a reduced number of options to purchase; so don’t delay making a decision about purchasing at Kaanapali Shores!

Located on the 6th floor, facing North towards Papakea, unit 604 has a 988 sf floor plan that offers amazing ocean views from each room, along with a sense of peacefulness and serenity. While enjoying your morning coffee on the lanai, all you will hear is the sound of the waves meeting the shore. This unit was remodeled a few years ago and it features hard wood cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms, ceramic tile, stainless steel appliances, Tommy Bahamas furniture and decor and central air conditioning. A large closet allows owners to store personal items. Fully furnished and decorated, this property is in the Aston Resorts management program and it is sold turnkey.

This unit is listed for $979,000(FS)

Kaanapali Shores

Kaanapali Shpres 504 view

Sands of Kahana #284

Your worry free beachfront home
Nestled on the pristine coastline of Kahana, located approximately half way between Kaanapali and Kapalua, the beachfront condominium community known as the Sands of Kahana is the perfect family resort. This resort offers a wide range of amenities: on-site restaurant, two pools, Jacuzzi, multiple barbeques, exercise room, tennis courts, computer/internet room and putting green. This is also one of the few properties that offers covered parking, extra storage & elevator access.

Sands of Kahana

Sands of Kahana

Units at Sands of Kahana are in demand due to their generous living area and friendly, functional floor plans. Offering 2,290 sf of living space, three large lanais totaling approximately 430 sf, three master suites, a large kitchen and lots of storage, unit 284 feels more like a house than a condo. The two story floor plan and the vaulted ceilings really differentiate this top floor unit from most oceanfront condos and compels us to compare it to houses on the ocean.
Those following the real estate market already know that the inventory of homes in West Maui priced under $1 mil is very low and that the options are very limited. Well maintained homes with ocean views (like in Kahana Ridge subsivision) start at $895,000. Proximity to the ocean comes with a price, the starting point being at $1,095,000. The most affordable beachfront home is only 1,140 sf, located in Lahaina and it is listed at $3,975,000. Now price reduced to $839,000, Unit 284 is truly your perfect beachfront home, with stunning ocean views and easy maintenance : an array of amenities are taken care of by the homeowners’ association. Save yourself $3mil or more and purchase this unit at Sands of Kahana!
Following the successful purchase of the fee by the Homeowners Association in 2008, the Sands of Kahana is now a fee simple community. An existing sandwich lease will terminate in 2036.

Direct Oceanfront Unit at Napili Point I

Napili is known as one of the best places to snorkel in Maui, given its calm blue waters, plentiful supply of turtles and diverse marine life. For the surf enthusiast, world famous surf spots known as “Little Makaha” and “Hole in the Head” are in close in proximity.

The oceanfront community known as Napili Point stretches between Honokeana Cove to neighboring Napili Bay. It offers all the amenities of a modern resort: on-site front desk, 2 pools, BBqs, plenty of (free) parking, daily maid service and free internet.

This low-rise condo community consists of 115 apartments in ten 1-story, 2-story and 3-story buildings and it is spread 3.39 acres of prime West Maui ocean frontage.

The property at Napili Point B17 offers stunning ocean views from its living room, kitchen and lanai. This corner, ground floor unit provides easy access to a large lawn area, the pool and ocean front path. Remodeled in 2010, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom offers 720 square feet of living including a fully equipped kitchen. Sold turn-key, the property is ready for a new owner!

This property is listed at $539,000 (LH). Please contact us for leasehold terms.

Sands of Kahana- the STAR resort!

Every beach on Maui always has its star resort. I believe that Sands of Kahana is definitely a contender for that title on Kahana Beach, an approx. 1 mile long sandy beach, conveniently located between Lahaina and Kapalua.

Sands of Kahana is the perfect family resort, offering a wide range of amenities, in walking distance: on site restaurant, 2 pools, Jacuzzi, multiple barbeques, exercise room, tennis courts, computer/internet room, putting green. This is one of the very few properties that offers covered parking and extra storage.

Sands of Kahana

Sands of Kahana view from unit 283

Unit 283 is located on the 8th floor of a direct oceanfront building and there are not enough words to describe the ocean views, the stunning sunsets and the beauty of the islands of Molokai and Lanai. This is a prime location for whale watching! These amazing ocean views can be enjoyed from the living room, kitchen and master bedroom, while extended entry area showcases spectacular views of the West Maui mountains.

This unit is listed at $879,000 and it is sold turn key. Favorable seller financing is available.

This unit is in a successful rental program and it is easy to show when it is not occupied. Please give me a call to schedule a showing!

Napili Bay- the definition of Paradise!

This is an amazing opportunity to own a property mere steps away one of the finest beaches on Maui, Napili Bay. Hale Napili is an intimate, beachfront condominium community consisting of only 18 units, located on a premier portion of Napili Bay. Well known for its beautiful sandy beach, clear water, turtles, rainbows and swaying coconut trees, Napili Bay is the definition of Paradise!
The studio at #9 is a ground floor and provides 417 square feet of living area. This allows for convenient living and easy access to the beach. The large private lanai is a perfect spot for your morning coffee or an afternoon read. Fully renovated, the kitchen features a full assortment of appliances, granite counter top and ceramic tile. Sold fully furnished, this turn-key property is ready to move-in or be placed it in a vacation rental program. Please call for details.

Living at Puamana in Lahaina

Close to Lahaina downtown, famous restaurants, art galleries and stores. Check.
In walking distance to the ocean. Check.
Famous surf spot. Check.
Community that offers pools and tennis courts. Check.
Great club house, perfect for parties and weddings. Check.
Low density community, spread over 30 acres, park setting, with many trees and plants. Check.
Gated community. Check.
Covered parking. Check.

Unit #23-4 has a good location within the community, close to the “big pool” and the tennis courts. Great layout with a 1bd/2ba + loft, offering approx. $992 sf of living space. Listed at $640,000, this your blank canvas, ready to be decorated and transformed into your home!

Vacation Rentals Management Fees

Most owners of resort condos in Maui use the services of a vacation rental management company.  Services offered by such companies may include, but are not limited to:

  • Advertising and marketing the property to potential guests and/or travel agents;
  • Make bookings and keep calendars of existing bookings;
  • Check in and check out guests;
  • Cleaning the unit, changing and replacing bed linens, covers, etc;
  • Light maintenance;
  • Filing General Excise Tax and Transient Accomodation Tax. Please refer to my other blogs on taxation issues;
  • Sending a check monthly, quarterly or annually with the proceeds from the rentals, less their management fees.

Some management companies may run a front desk on the property in case; others have an off site office and arrange access through electronic codes or lockboxes. In some cases, it may make more sense to hire a manager that also runs the front desk, for extra perks (daily cleaning, pool towels, daily paper, etc).

Depending on the services offered, current management fees run between 30% and 50% of the total income from rentals. Companies like Aston, Outrigger or Classic Resorts, that run on site front desks charge approximately 50% of the income from rentals.

Depending on the services offered, current management fees run between 30% and 50% of the total income from rentals. Companies like Aston, Outrigger or Classic Resorts, that run on site front desks charge approximately 50% of the income from rentals.

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